welcome to the jungle

on 1/26/16 i gave birth to a beautiful baby boy named Milo. he was 8.4 oz and 20.5 inches long. needless to say, all of the nurses said “he’s a big boy”. we just spent the our first night home, and let’s say the cats were not happy… more to come!


oh yea, the salad worked!



tiny heart

i went in for my 3rd fetal anatomy ultrasound appointment, in hopes the doc would finally get a good view of my baby’s heart. this appt was much quicker, and thank goodness he was awake and letting us see his tiny heart. after the doc reviewed the pics, she recommended that we see her again in 2 months. it appears his aortic valve is narrower than average, which could lead to heart issues when he’s born. it’s called coarctation of the aorta. right now it looks like a mild case, and could end up being nothing, but we will need to monitor his development.

johnney couldn’t make this visit, so i had to digest this info alone. my first reaction was fear of the worst. does he need to have heart surgery when he’s born?! unfortunately there’s nothing we can do but wait, and pray that his heart gets stronger on its own.

i’ve been following a few other pregnant bloggers. usually i look for fashion tips or baby product reviews. when i read this post today, i found a little comfort in knowing i’m not the only one going through a scare right now. she was able to better express what i’m feeling, and her positivity is inspiring.

lazy boy

we went to our 2nd trimester anatomy ultrasound, for the second time. this is the one where they make sure your baby has all their limbs and organs. our boy decided to hang out in the worst position, so the sonographer could not get a good picture of his heart. we were at the first appointment for about 3 hrs. today, we were there for 2 hrs, and he still wouldn’t budge. i did jumping jacks, wiggled my belly and blasted music. he would not change positions! we now have a 3rd appointment with a pediatric cardiologist who can hopefully get the images they need to confirm our baby’s heart is ok.

we’re told this is just to make sure everything is fine, and that there are no warning signs that would infer otherwise. i’m crossing my fingers everything goes well, and that this appointment does not take another 2 hrs.

primary debate

i don’t have a theme for the nursery, except …primary colors? i like this nursery. it’s simple, bright, and inviting. looks like a room a kid could actually play in. I hate monochromatic nursery’s with expensive furniture that’s designed for the parents. Is your kid really going to have use for that ceramic white elephant?

mickey mouse bright colored nursery

part deux

i’m officially in my second trimester, and things have gone **knock on wood* easier than I anticipated. no morning sickness, lots of naps, and cravings for hot cheetos (basically no changes). i feel like it’s FINALLY time to start shopping for the nursery, although my husband would say it’s too early…hello?! i’ve already waited 3 months

i’ve been eyeing these banners from Little O and Co. they come back in stock next week, so that just might be the beginning of the end of my bank account.