Wednesday, February 29, 2012

More pictures

Here is another picture from the ultrasound....

Cowboy and his dad sometimes do this "one finger wave" thing and during the ultrasound she stuck up one finger and waved like her daddy!! I know people say "everything your kids do from now on will be hilarious or really cute" but this was REALLY hilarious because he actually waves like that! We are both very excited and ready for July!! Here are a few other pictures from Sunday, non baby related :)

I guess there will be a lot more PINK ear tags in the future!

One of our furry helpers for the day.

Brinkley says, "You can't get me!!"

Just a grinnin' at the cows.

I guess the calves think the dogs are tiny cows because when Cash and Brinkley get out, all the calves come to check them out.

It was a beautiful Sunday to check cows. This time next year a little mini will be in the back watching all the action!

One more picture, this is of the gender reveal! We gave the grandparents a gender specific gift that related to something they would probably do with the baby...

Everyone was thrilled! 

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

It's a.....

....GIRL!!!  We are SO excited!! I only have one picture from my phone to post but will post the rest tonight.

Here is her sweet face. So glad we can say "her" and not "it". We will still call her by her first name, Little Fella, for a while :) 

A few details from the ultrasound... I had heard to drink some caffeine 30 minutes before to get baby moving. I drank a coke and was so hyped up I think that was enough!! She was moving all over the place!! She was laying sideways. We got to see 10 toes and fingers, 2 ears (which they say is hard to see unless the're in a certain position) her stomach, bladder, kidneys and we got one good picture of her foot! We also got to see her lips which was interesting. It's amazing how far technology has come. She is her father's daughter because he and his dad always do this one finger wave with their pointing finger and midway through the ultrasound she stuck one little finger up like she was waving haha. It was really cute. More pictures and how we did the gender reveal later!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Week 18

It's finally here!! Today we find out boy or girl ! I barely slept at all last night. I'm pretty tired this morning but maybe that will calm my excitement this afternoon. My main concern today is that baby is in a position so we see  what he/she is! There's no way I'm waiting 4 more weeks to find out. This past weekend we went to a conference in Mobile and saw my brother. He says it's a boy and he knows he's right so we will find out!

Week 18:

How far along? 18 weeks
Total weight gain/loss? Find out today!
Maternity clothes? Wearing some of my loose fitting dresses and maternity pants.
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep? Wish I felt more comfortable sleeping on my stomach.
Best moment last week? Feeling LOTS of flutters
Movement? I THINK so but not sure.
Food cravings? ICEES.
Gender? TODAY!
Labor signs? No
Belly button in/out? In
What I miss? Sleeping on my stomach.
What I am looking forward too? Finding out the sex!
Milestones? None.

Thursday, February 23, 2012


Last night Cowboy decided to put the crib together. No objections here! Our house is so tiny so we had to do some rearranging. The kitchen now looks like an office. There are still a few more items that need to be moved but the crib looks great! It still doesn't seem real another little person will be in there in July. I have more pictures but this is one from my phone.

I have no clue what kind of bedding we are using but we are going to try to use neutral colors. Since we have 7 weddings between now and July, including me being a matron of honor in one (today that wedding is 100 days away!!) I figured I can't start too early on the nursery!

Monday, February 20, 2012

17 Weeks

This is the first Monday morning I have had all month that has not been crazy busy! So, time for an update. Lots of big things coming up this week!! ONE WEEK FROM TODAY we find out what Baby Barrett is. I have heard that if you dream of the sex of your baby it is usually right. (I'm sure this is one of those pregnancy myths but I have been trying REALLY hard to dream about it with no success...) Last night I finally dreamed about it and it was a boy! It was one of those dreams where I felt like I was really there and remember very clearly how the ultrasound tech told us. It was even the same girl that does the ultrasounds at my OB office. We will find out Monday if this dream was true or not! I really have no preference, boy or girl, just as long as it's healthy. (* I am the most impatient person so I tried to get my appointment moved  from Monday to Friday but my doctor wouldn't be in so I GUESS I can wait 2 more days haha)

This weekend we are going to Mobile for a Young Farmers conference but are also visiting my brother. He's been in Mobile for over a year and we have yet to visit. Trying to keep up a farm of 500 cattle is hard to do if you're not working on the weekends. I can't wait to see him! Last time we saw him was Christmas and I've definitely "grown" since then. 

Valentine's Day was great! We celebrated Wednesday night instead of Tuesday to try and beat the crowd. We had a great dinner at this really nice restaurant and just relaxed. On the real Valentine's Day, Cowboy brought me 6 Gigi's cupcakes! Don't panic, I froze some of them this time instead of downing them. There is way too much chocolate in our house right now... He also got me the new iPhone!! I'm still getting adjusted to the touch screen but so far I LOVE it! 

This weekend we worked the first set of cows of the year. It went pretty smoothly with the exception of a few crazies. I also realized I can't move as swift as I used to. I need to get back walking! Ryan, Nicole and Zoe visited for the weekend. I had a great time talking to Nicole about all things baby since it's new to her also. Before Zoe came, we went in on halves on a crib (not thinking we would need one THIS soon) and they brought it this weekend. Even once the nursery gets all set up in our house it probably still won't seem real a baby will be there. I can't wait to put it up! I'm trying to hold off on getting anything until Monday but we are still keeping it fairly neutral. Here is a pic of Zoe, she's 3 months old today!

Look at all that hair! Cowboy and I were both bald babies so I doubt we will see all that hair! Here are my week 17 stats:

How far along?  17 weeks
Total weight gain/loss?  5 lbs.

Maternity clothes?  Just pants but now my tops are a little tight.
Stretch marks? No
Sleep?  Pretty good
Best moment last week? ** Feeling LOTS of flutters!
Movement? See above.
Food cravings? No cravings. Still not loving meat.
Gender?  Find out in one more week!
Labor signs?  No
Belly button in/out?  In
What I miss? Sleeping on my stomach.
What I am looking forward to? Finding out what baby is!
Milestones? None

Monday, February 13, 2012


This picture was taken 2 weeks ago when Cowboy and I were headed to an engagement party. 15 weeks.

and here's a few calf photos!

What week is it??

Work has been extremely busy lately, hence the small blog hiatus..  January through March are the BUSIEST months of my job. Since I just started this job last May I was unaware of that! Better to be busy than twiddle my thumbs for 8 hours. I have a few pictures to add but have not uploaded them yet. Here are my stats for week 16! There were no major changes from week 15...

How far along?  16 weeks
Total weight gain/loss?  5 lbs.
Maternity clothes?  Just pants but it won't be longer for shirts!
Stretch marks? No
Sleep?  Pretty good
Best moment last week? ** Feeling LOTS of flutters!
Movement? See above.
Food cravings? No cravings. Still not loving meat.
Gender?  Find out February 27th!
Labor signs?  No
Belly button in/out?  In
What I miss? Not missing much this week.
What I am looking forward to? Finding out what baby is!
Milestones? None

That's about it for week 16! I can't believe how these past few weeks have flown by! I did a little cleaning out yesterday for the nursery. I plan on taking before and after pictures and will upload!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Week 14 Update!

Sorry this is a few days late! Work has been crazy and I'm actually in Nashvegas at a convention. I still have not felt the energy kick but I have been real busy at work lately which I think is soaking it up. I am still having the headaches from last week... we went to the doctor Tuesday and he said to keep taking the migraine medicine. There wasn't much hope for the headaches stopping but at least I know what will stop them! Other than the headaches I feel great. Baby's heart rate was 166 and it was moving around. Too bad I can't feel it yet but my OB said most first time pregnancies you won't feel movement until 18 weeks. Our next appointment is February 27th and we will find out the sex!! Any guesses as to what it may be?? Here are my week 14 stats... to me a lemon seems smaller than a peach...

How far along?  14 weeks
Total weight gain/loss?  5 lbs.
Maternity clothes?  Just pants.
Stretch marks? No
Sleep?  Good other than the migraine
Best moment last week? ** Hearing baby's heartbeat
Movement? Not yet
Food cravings? Not really cravings but definitely know what I CAN'T eat. 
Gender?  Find out February 27th
Labor signs?  No
Belly button in/out?  In
What I miss? An adult beverage during these stressful work days!
What I am looking forward to? Finding out what baby is!
Milestones? None