Project 365

I've seen so many people do this project and decided I wanted to give it a try too! For those that don't know, project 365 is where you take a picture a day for a whole year. As of right now I only have my digital camera, but for my birthday i'm asking for a digital SLR (which my husband knows i've been wanting for a long time). It's likely that i'll get that because i NEED, yes need, it before Gunnar comes! Anways, here's the first 4 days

It's a ...

as most of you now know, we're expecting a lil baby BOY! I couldn't be more excited. before we found out I was dead set on wanting a girl but once we found out it's a boy, i no longer wished it was a girl. i've babysat baby boys all my life so i have a ton of experience with them and i think i'd be somewhat at a loss as to what to do with a girl- a boy would just be personally easier for me. the more i've let it sink in and what not, i really hope our next child is a boy too (but we'll see if i still feel that way after this one). my appointment went well, with one little concern. the ultrasound tech found a cyst under the placenta so now i have to have a follow up on that to see how the blood is flowing and if everything is alright- from the u/s everything with the baby looked perfect so my doctor isn't too concerned at all... but i am =/

after my appt we headed over to babies r us to start the registry. lets just say i got a tiny bit carried away with the whole boy theme lol. my son will have a ton of blue boy stuff. if you'd like to take a look or feel like shopping here's the registry: <-- search for Ashley Koehler

Gender Poll!

Nineteen Week Belly

Is it a lil Prince or Princess?

I am for sure carrying high

My belly button getting ready to pop!

One Day Shy.

... of 19 weeks! That means one more week and I'm at the halfway mark! Boy does time fly. Things have been hectic and full of new and exciting events this past week. To start off, I felt the baby kick from the outside on September 24 (17 weeks 6 days). Unfortunately my husband was working all night and wouldn't be home until the following day so he didn't get to feel Munchkin then. However, on Saturday night (September 27- 18 w, 2 days) we were laying in bed watching a movie and the baby was kicking HARD so I took Sean's hand and put it on my belly and sure enough the little one kicked Daddy! Sean got really excited but was sad because he only got kicked once. Lots more where that came from though. This week is midterm week- woo hoo... not. In addition to that my husband is out of town from tues-fri on a hunting trip with his dad and bro, boo. However, that is good for me because then I can concentrate on studying like a good student. Because of my midterms, I doubt I'll post tomorrow so I figured I'd give the baby update one day early.

This baby is very active, and loves my left side. Every so often i'll look down at my stomach (as i did yesterday) and will see a huge bulge on my left side, trying to moon the outside world perhaps? Anyways it's totally cute but a tad bit creepy lol. My uterus is huge, who knows how big in relation to a type of fruit it is, i'll have to consult my WTE book for that. I've gained a total of 4 pounds in 19 weeks- not exactly what my OB wants but if i'm healthy then I don't see the problem. The itchy belly continues on almost a daily basis now. it's bareable though, thankfully. So far I have NOT experienced the following: darkening of my skin, heartburn (knock on wood), and leg cramps.

The big news (or upcoming news really) is that NEXT MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, we find out the sex of the baby!!!!!!!! My u/s is at 10:45am and then i'll see my OB by 11:45 and get the regular check up stuff. I'm so excited but i think my husband may be even more excited than myself lol.
19 week belly pictures will be posted tomorrow if I get the chance!