Friday, November 30, 2012

What Will it Bee?

The day finally arrived, the day of our Gender Reveal Baby Shower!! That morning, I woke up with a huge smile on my face knowing that in just a few hours I would know if we were having a little girl or boy. I was told to leave the house.  So my BFF, Stephanie, her daughter Harper, and I went to the mall for shopping and lunch.  The Mueller boys played what they called golf, but then realized they were playing pee-wee golf in comparison to the almost pro, P. Kief. Upon driving up to the house, we saw this.

I knew what awaited for me on the inside would be have me speechless.

We are so fortunate to have such an amazing family!  My brother-in-law married an amazing woman! Lauren, was amazing and organized a gender reveal baby shower for us. Being long distance from family and friends isn't easy.  Therefore, we wanted to do something special with this pregnancy with our family.  We missed the opportunity to see the faces of everyone when we announced that we were pregnant.  Therefore, it seemed perfect to all be together to react upon hearing the news of either a girl or boy. The decoration on the inside indeed left me speechless.  Lauren and my incredible mother had been getting together for a couple weeks creating perfect Pinterest like decor! So, "What Will it Bee?"

I secretly really wanted one to put in the baby's room.

 Upon arrival guest got to wear either a bow or bow tie to show their prediction.  Almost everyone was wearing a bow tie!
Guest were given the opportunity to give us their baby advice.

Girl or boy, I was getting butterflies in my stomach!

 Our candy bar with yellow and black candy.

My mom made us a diaper cake.  Holy cow...I couldn't believe how great it looked!!! The best part was I was able to bring it back to Colorado.

 How cute is this?  In true Mexican fashion, we decided to break a piñata to find out if we were having a boy or girl.  Blue candy for boy and pink candy for girl.

 Our cupcake toppers.

 Some got a little creative with their hair bows.

My favorite little sister!

Finally, the moment had come!  I had to admit I was so nervous!! Brian, he just drank a lot of beer.
I would post video but many of the videos were of grass or roof due to screaming because once it was busted....


People screamed, jaws dropped, and everyone was in total shock!  If we had been in Vegas, people would have lost a lot of money.  Both coming from the majority of boys in the families, the chances of a girl seemed slim. Brian's face was priceless!

Upon hearing the news of a girl, the boys decided it was only appropriate to chug beer. But since this was a baby shower, it had to be done with a baby bottle!

Another game, guest had to guess how much TP it would take to wrap around BOTH of us.  I didn't want to see how big I was, both of us seemed better.

Someone had to fill the piñata, therefore we had our first girl outfit and hair bow! I have to admit, I got a little choked up opening up gifts and seeing baby clothes.

Our Facebook announcement to tell the "world" we were having a girl!!! It was a great party and we could not have asked for anything better!

The next day, my mom and I went on a little shopping spree for little girl clothes!!! Then we found a frozen yogurt place that had...MANGOS!!!! I was in heaven.

This was defiantly a memorable Texas Trip!  To be honest, I still can't believe we are having a girl. Upon landing in Colorado on our way home I discovered something new with this pregnancy, swelling!! My poor little feet.

We had some fun with this week's chalkboard!

How far along? 24 weeks, 4 days
Maternity Clothes? for sure 
Stretch Marks? No
Sleep: Much better now, I love my bed!
Best Moment this Week: Knowing it's a girl!
Miss Anything? Wine
Movement: all day
Cravings: still fruit
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope
Have you started to show yet: Yes
Gender: GIRL!!! 
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? wedding band only
Happy or Moody most of the time: Very happy!
Looking forward to: Next doctor's visit, I love hearing the heartbeat! 

Deep in the Heart of Texas

There's nothing like coming back home to Texas. Before leaving, Brian enjoyed an incline hike with some coworkers. I decided to pass since I get winded going from the basement to our bedroom. Step class and zumba are my workouts.

I enjoyed my Saturday getting my hair done. I had heard that your hair is gorgeous while you are pregnant.  This hasn't been the case for me. Therefore, getting my hair done made me feel like a new woman.  I was ready for Texas!

What is Texas known for, well, BBQ of course.  Brian and I decided to take a little road trip to Driftwood, Texas for the best BBQ I have ever had. I think I would have wanted to do this even if I wasn't pregnant.  Thanks to the pregnancy my idea didn't seem too crazy to want to drive two hours away for dinner. I have a such a great family that decided to join for our ridiculous adventure.
See you later Saltlick! I hope to be back soon!!

Thanksgiving soon arrived, although I was more excited about our shower than Thanksgiving. First we had to pack.  In Texas what do you need? Boots, check! Guns, check!

Next, was a stop at
It's funny how a gas station can make you feel right at home.  Yes, the 82 bathroom stalls is impressive but the variety of shopping made me want to stop and look.  I found an A&M onesie. Our baby will be ready for next year's football season!
Our next stop was La Grange for Thanksgiving. Surprisingly, I didn't go too crazy during dinner. I enjoyed visiting with all the Muellers.  There's a lot of them.  Since I didn't have my chalkboard, we still took at picture for 23 weeks. My bump and everything else is really coming along!
What's it like to hang out the Muellers?  Our dear friend Matt recently posted this to our fantasy football page. If not in La Grange, Mueller gatherings are also found at the lake.  This a great summary...

The Mueller family ski boat 
The boat may not look like much, but the passengers and drivers are liable to do the unexpected. If you go against them, be prepared to have the wakeboarder they're towing behind them pull an inverted-helicopter jump off a ramp and then land in your boat with a potato-gun they built themselves and wheel around your cabin in a unicycle. Daring. Unpredictable. Possibly dangerous. Always entertaining. The Mueller Family. 
What's more, they keep breeding.

How far along? 23 weeks, 4 days
Maternity Clothes? Yes 
Stretch Marks? No, let's hope this continues
Sleep: Ok, I missed my snoogle!
Best Moment this Week: Seeing my family and friends!!! I miss Texas
Miss Anything? Sleeping through the night
Movement: felt my first outside kick, wahoo!
Cravings: still want those mangos 
Anything making you queasy or sick: landing from an airplane
Have you started to show yet: Yes
Gender: coming soon!  
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? only one left on, my wedding band. After a little bit of struggle they finally came off and my hands had ring marks for about a day.  
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: the gender reveal shower, counting down the days, minutes, and seconds!!  

Thursday, November 15, 2012

I like to move it...

Week 22 has been full of movement. 
Baby Mueller is kicking and punching.  I had heard people describe how amazing the feeling I totally understand! Now I just wish Brian could feel it.  This week has just flown by. The main thing I remember from this week is going to work and getting another sonogram.  

On Monday I enjoyed my day off sleeping in, going out for lunch with a friend, and then another sonogram!  During lunch I had a Dr. Pepper, which tasted AMAZING. I haven't had one in months!! While laying down, the doctor mentioned I may want to look away.  I told her I honestly can spot the head and that's about it. It took about 30 seconds and she said, "done!" Really? No legs crossed this time. Only a few more days and we shall what we are having.  

We had another exciting moment, our crib and dresser arrived and put together!  Made me think, "Wow,  this $h!t just got real!!"

Now it is time to start packing for Texas!!!

How far along? 22 weeks, 4 days
Maternity Clothes? Yes, I miss my old clothes! 
Stretch Marks? No
Sleep: Wonderful, I want to sleep more! 
Best Moment this Week: Seeing the baby again and really feeling those kicks!
Miss Anything? not having my back hurt
Movement: all day
Cravings: fruit
Anything making you queasy or sick: randomly I feel queasy when I'm hungry
Have you started to show yet: Yes
Gender: No clue!  
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? All on
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: going to San Antonio and seeing La Familia and enjoying BBQ and Mexican food. 

Friday, November 9, 2012

21 and Tired!

Here we are at 21 weeks and I'm exhausted! Can you tell?

They say the second trimester is when you are feeling the most energized.  Really? Tired has now taken on a new meaning.  I have recently been working more full-time.  Yes, I see those eyes rolling!  I haven't worked this much since May, just not use to it.  I am picking up more sub jobs and now tutor twice a week.  Plus these past two weeks were filled with four days of parent/teacher conferences that ended with me coming home around 7pm! Now, let's add the pregnancy on top of that. My feet are tired, my back hurts from sitting from the floor to little chairs, to being on feet most of the day. On the bright side I was feeling sad I hadn't felt a lot of movement.  This week, Baby Mueller is really moving!! One of the coolest feelings!

This week we went in for another sonogram.

Everything is going great! Heartbeat is at 159 bpm.  All the body parts are the appropriate size. Our doctor mentioned the legs were a little short. Brian and I just laughed.  I mean, have you seen how tall we are?  We weren't exactly expecting a tall child. But no concerns, and we still have a couple months of growing. We have an 85% gender guess from the lab tech written in a sealed envelope. Why the guess?  Little Mueller had his/her legs crossed. Luckly, I have an awesome doctor who will take another look.  To hopefully make our 85% closer to 100%! We only got a head shot.  I wonder if this is because we told them we didn't want to know the sex. We are excited to learn the gender, November 24th will be an exciting day!!

How far along? 21 weeks, 5 days
Maternity Clothes? Totally, wish they weren't so expensive!  
Stretch Marks? No
Sleep: Great, with dreams about having a baby early and not being prepared. 
Best Moment this Week: Seeing the baby and hearing the strong heartbeat!
Miss Anything? Buying regular clothes :( I love shopping and now I'm limited!
Movement: Yes! 
Cravings: Chocolate milk shakes 
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope
Have you started to show yet: Yes
Gender: Don't know and it's killing me!  
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? All on
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: another sonogram appointment, I wish I had my own machine.