Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Updated Easter Decorations

I recently blogged about my Easter Decorations for this year. You can see my post here. I added some more to my kitchen table and wanted to share it with you. Here is a before and after picture. I'm really happy with the updates. I love the brighter colors.



When I bought the table runner at Target a couple weeks ago, they had several other things to go with it, but I just didn't really have the money at the time to buy it all. However, I got some Target gift cards for my birthday and was able to go get a few more things to add to my table. I got the little salad plates, the napkins and the napkin rings all to match the runner. I also replaced the white candles that were in my centerpiece with candles that matched the runner to bring out the brighter colors. By putting in the brighter colored candles, it brightened up the votive holders and made them match the runner better. I looked all over Target for some votive holders that matched my runner better, but they didn't have any. Now I'm glad they didn't because I was able to match the ones I already had just by adding different candles! :-)

14 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights

How Far Along: 14 weeks today.

Size of baby: The baby weighs 1 1/2 ounces, and is about 3 1/2 inches long (crown to rump)... about the size of a lemon.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I'm not really sure. I think I've probably gained around 5 lbs or so.

Maternity Clothes: I'm wearing mostly all maternity pants and some maternity shirts and some regular shirts.

Gender: We should be able to find out in about 4 weeks. Sometime in mid May. I can't wait. :-)

Movement: Not yet, its still a little too early. They said at the Dr. office last week that I should start to feel the baby move between 16 and 20 weeks. So it should be soon!! I can't wait.

Food Cravings: None yet. Just whatever sounds good at the time.

What I miss: Being able to sleep through the night without having to get up to go to the bathroom.

Sleep: Still not sleeping great. I continue to have to get up in the middle of the night to use the restroom and i don't seem to be sleeping very soundly.

Symptoms: The nauseous feeling has been so much better these last few days so I'm hoping its pretty much over. I'm starting to have a little bit more energy too I think, which is wonderful. I am still having to make frequent trips to the restroom, which I've heard doesn't get any better any time soon. I also have a little bit of indigestion when I eat certain things.

Best Moment this week: My surprise b-day party this past Saturday and doing some more maternity clothes shopping. We also got to hear the baby's heartbeat for the first time last week! It was awesome! The baby's heart rate was in the 170's!!

What I am looking forward to: Getting to find out the gender of the baby next month and starting to feel the baby move.