Monday, October 5, 2009

29 Weeks

I've been very delayed in posting... We went in for our monthly check up a few weeks ago at 27 weeks. Kyleigh had a steady heartbeat of 141 bpm, my blood presure was good, and my belly was measuring as it should! Our little girl is growing! At this appointment we also had the routine gestational diabetes testing. I got a call last week saying that I failed the test.:( I had to go in for the more in depth, 3 hour testing last Thursday. Today I got the call saying I passed with flying colors! I am so thankful that we do not have to deal with gestational diabetes! We are also very thankful for all the prayers that were lifted up on our behalf! Please continue to pray for a healthy baby girl!:) We can't wait to meet her in a few short months!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Kyleigh's Crib!

We ordered Kyleigh's crib and dresser/changing table today! We ordered from the Bonivita, Metro Collection in a Classic Cherry. We got the Lifestyle convertable crib, and combo dresser. The bed will convert into a toddler bed, day bed, then finally a full size bed. It should take roughly 6 weeks to get here, but until then, here is a picture for your viewing pleasure!:)

Friday, August 28, 2009

Ending Week 23

Here we are at the end of week 23...

Thursday Kyle and I had a day dedicated to Kyleigh! It started with my doctors appointment early yesterday morning. Everything went well. Kyleigh's heart beat was a steady 150 bpm. I always love it when I get to hear her little heart beat. We'll go back in another 4 weeks to do a glucose test, and regular check up.

We also went to Target and Babies R Us to register. Kyle loves to use the gun when registering. We still have plans to do the Hospital tour and pre-register, and order to crib and dresser within the next few days.

We've decided to repaint her room as well. We like the room being two toned, but the pink looks purple at night time. We've decided it's gonna be too hard to find just the right color pink, so we are going to repaint the top half and have her room be brown on the bottom, and white on the top. Kyle still plans to put up a chair rail to seperate the colors. We can't wait to get everything completely painted, furniture moved in, and to hold our precious baby girl in our arms!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Week 20

Here we are at week 20! We're half way there, I can't believe how quickly this seems to be going. I am loving every minute of it and trying to cherish each milestone as it occurs. One of those milestones occurred a few weeks ago when I started feeling her move. Every time Kyle tried to feel her, he just couldn't seem to feel what I was feeling. Last night as we were getting ready for bed, she started playing like crazy. Kyle finally thought he felt her, then shortly there after she gave him 3 high fives right in a row! Kyle had the biggest grin on his face. What an exciting moment!:)

Last night I had one of those crazy dreams... I hear you have when your pregnant. I've had a few already but I thought this one was worth sharing. I dreamed that I had gone into labor, and we delievered a beautiful baby girl. At 20 weeks she was full grown and perfectly healthy. She had the most georgous blue eyes, and lots of brown hair. The doctors took one quick look at her and said she looked great, but they were gonna have to put her back in and we'd have to wait until December to see her again. After all, she's not due till December.:) Of course I was upset that we had to put her back in, but hey, you gotta do what you gotta do for those sweet little ones you love:)

Other exciting news, we have decided on a spelling of her name. We will spell her name, KYLEIGH RAE KUEPKER. We are naming her after her daddy, and her great grandpa, Ray Etheridge. I can't wait for Kyleigh to learn more about the men she is named after.

We got her bedding in the mail today! The sheets are in the wash already!:) We went to Home Depot to buy PINK paint, but just couldn't decide on the right color pink. We are gonna go back later with a better sample. It was a little bit of a stressful event. haha. We have decided to get the crib and changing table that will convert later on. The bed becomes a full size bed!! We hope to order her crib and changing table/dresser later this month.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Kyleigh's bedding is on it's way!!

We did it, we won the bid on ebay! I had been looking at baby bedding for a few weeks now. I have fallen in love with this set I found online:)-(see post below for picture.) When I showed Kyle the bedding, he liked it but he did not like the price, nor did I! I tried to find a way to rationalize the purchase... well it is a 9 piece set? is it really worth 200-400 dollars? The obvious answer is heck no! But I tried to rationalize it... I remembered a friend saying she got her baby bedding on ebay not too long ago- come to find out, she got the exact same set, and loves it! This made me want it even more because I know someone that has it and loves it! We found a site on ebay that sells the bedding brand new! I'm happy to say that we got the 9 piece set- bumper, fitted sheet, blanket, bed skirt, 2 valances, throw pillow, toy bag, and diaper stacker less than 100 bucks! (Yes, that includes the 20 dollar shipping fees!) I may have to splurge and get the hamper and lamp shade, but it's just sooo cute! I can't wait for it to arrive on our door step!! Hopefully this time next weekend I'll be painting the rest of our baby girls room!
Next big purchase, baby furniture... We found a set we really liked at Posh Mommy and Baby too- a boutique off 72.... but we really just couldn't fathom putting that much money into a baby bed and changing table We decided to continue looking. Last week Kyleigh Rae got her first piece of mail from her grandpa in Kansas City, he sent us a few magazine pages with baby bedding, and go figure, it was the exact set we had picked out at Posh Mommy- but half the price! We're still debating but I'm totally sold on it! Yes, it is a little bit more than your basic crib and changing table that you would find at Target- BUT this crib converts to a day bed, toddler bed, and even a twin size bed. When it converts you can't even tell it was once a crib! It's very modern and I LOVE IT!! I think the initial investment will be worth it in the long run!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

This is what we are thinking for Kyleigh's bedding....


It's been a whirlwind of a week. I hate that I am just now posting our exciting news! Kyle and I went to the doctor last Wednesday, July 22nd for an ultrasound to determine the sex of our baby. Ever since we had our ultrasound at 12 weeks when they told us they thought it was a girl, I just knew deep down that we were going to have a baby girl. Kyle on the other hand has been holding out for a boy. On Tuesday, the day before our ultrasound I asked him what his gut feeling was, He quietly replied, "I think it's a GIRL." Our gut feeling was right, IT'S A GIRL! Kylie/Kyleigh was sleeping during our ultrasound. At one point the tech tried to wake her up and she would streach her precious little arms like she just wasn't ready to get up and play! It was so precious! We were able to see Kylie/Kyleigh's stomach, bladder, spine, all 4 chambers of the heart, her fingers and toes, and her facial features. Everything looked great!

It just so happens that I had been working late last week, and Kyle made it home before me. When I got home Kyle had gotten the cutest little outfit for our baby girl. Not only did he get her a dress, but little socks to match. Kyle loves Puma shoes, and the socks are made to look like puma shoes. I have to say, I think it's pretty cute! I think she has her daddy wrapped around her finger already:)
Kyle and I have decided to name our precious little girl, Kylie/Kyleigh Rae Kuepker (We can't agree on the spelling of her first name, but I am sure it will come with time.) We are naming her after her daddy, and her maternal great grandfather, Ray Etheridge. She is being named after two amazing men whom I love and admire very much. I can't wait for her to learn more about the men she is named after.
We are now at the beginning of week 19. I went yesterday for a check-up with the doctor. The nurse was checking to find her heartbeat and Kylie/Kyleigh kept moving every time the nurse would find it. It was so cute! The nurse had a grin on her face the whole time and laughed about Kylie/Kyleigh playing hide and seek with her!:) We were able to get a good heartbeat 2 different times- at one momment it was 153 bmp, then when she finally settled down it was 143 bmp. Both great numbers. My belly has grown 2 inches since last month. We are now measuring 20 inches! I can't believe we are almost half way!