Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Udder Covers

So it was on my list to get one of these and I got a great promo deal today through one of my pregnancy websites I get emails from.  Of course I had to get the Carson!  It was such a great deal I got one as a gift for a pregnant friend of mine too.  If you want one or want to give one as a gift, just enter FAMILY2011 in the discount/coupon code box when checking out.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Week 22 Baby Update...

At our ultrasound the other day the technician measured Lil Arroyo to be about a foot long and almost 1 lb!  At week 22 his fingernails are almost fully grown and his organ systems are becoming more functional and specialized.  He has a distinct pair of lips (we saw that on the ultrasounds!) and his first canines and molars are developing below his gum line.  He looks like a miniature newborn!  Blood is traveling through the umbilical cord at 4 miles an hour, fueling his growth with oxygen and nutrients.  No wonder I'm tired!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Busy Weekend

So we had our last ultrasound of the pregnancy to see Lil Arroyo on Friday afternoon.  This is the big one where they check all the anatomy and make sure he has all of his limbs, etc.  Everything was great with the kid, he has everything he should have and we got to see some really cute profile pictures! 

He was pretty relaxed and I don't think he liked getting poked and prodded as we looked at everything so he was trying to hide his face and turn away from us!  He just couldn't be bothered.  How cute.  He yawned while we were looking at him and then seemed to relax with his hands behind his head, just like his Papa. 

Here are a few pictures:

The first 2 are profile pictures, Lil Arroyo's head is on the right side of the pic, you can see where his eye eye, then the nose, the top lip that sticks out like his momma's (smile) and then his smaller bottom lip and a chin like his Papa's.

The picture on the right are of his cute little (kinda chunky) legs and the picture on the right is his foot, just to show he has all his toes!

After the ultrasound appointment we went to Babies R Us and finished our registry.  (Finally!)  Roberto enjoyed himself, as you can see....

On Saturday Stacie and I set out to find a crib and we were successful!  We went to Seagals (thanks for the recommendation Mirel!)  I can't believe I actually found the color and the heighth I needed/wanted.  The great thing about this one is that the front folds down so I will be able to pick up Lil Arroyo without standing on my tip toes! 

Lastly, we met up w/Roberto and finished registering at Target too, so all of our registering is finally done!  Yea!  We accomplished a lot this weekend and it feels great!  Now on to decorating the nursery!  We are thinking Winnie the Pooh is the the way to go....

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Still Growing....

Can't wait until tomorrow afternoon when we can see just how big Lil Arroyo has gotten!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Our NY Trip...

So Lil Arroyo's first trip to NY was 3/11-3/17 and he loved it!  (Or at least we hope he did!)  We did a lot of walking, saw a lot of friends, ate a lot of good food and overall had a fantastic time.  

Flew into JFK on the morning of 3/11

Ate at one of our favorite burger (no beer for Lil Arroyo this time!) spots in the Village

Enjoying good times w/some friends

Just me getting bigger and bigger

We stayed in Brooklyn near the bridge

Random photo Roberto took out a window

Visited the Natural History Museum, hadn't been there in years, the place is huge

Delicious looking cupcakes at Chelsea Market - I waited for my favorite spot though, Magnolia Bakery!!!  Cupcakes and Banana Pudding here we come!

Dinner with good friends in Brooklyn at RICE

Got the chance to see Maya in her school musical, boy can she sing and dance!
Another great picture of the city Roberto took somewhere

Darci and Madisyn hanging out

Who DOESN'T know the sound of Mister Softee???

You can't go to NY without stopping at Dunkin Domuts

Donut Plant!  YUM!

Lunch w/friends at Bethel


Our main method of transportation - the train!  What a great way to get around!

I finally made it on the last day

So there you have it, a little glimpse into what Lil Arroyo enjoyed a few weeks back in the big city.  Good food and good friends is always our highlight when traveling there, I guess we won't be able to go back for close to a year now!  Sounds so far away but time will fly.  I can't believe we are 1/2 way there already, this boy will be making his entrance very soon!  Aug is not that far away and we have plenty to do between then and now.  Ultrasound Friday, registering and (back to) furniture shopping on the weekend, whew!  I'm already tired!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


So I know we are totally overdue w/our postings.  I was determined last night or today to post all our NY photos and info and then left everything at home!  (Pregnancy brain, I tell ya...) So more to come.  All is well though, Lil Arroyo is a little gymnast these days!  We have our anatomy ultrasound this Friday where they will check out EVERYTHING on him and make sure it's all ok.  Will be exciting to see how much bigger he has gotten on screen.  From here on out no more ultrasounds so we will have to wait and see what he looks like!!!!  Exciting!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Week 19 Baby Update

Our baby's sensory development is exploding! His brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch. Some research suggests that he may be able to hear our voices now, so we are trying to read to Lil Arroyo almost every night and I talk to him throughout the day.

He now weighs about 8 1/2 ounces and measures 6 inches, head to bottom, about the size of a mango.  His arms and legs are in the right proportions to each other and the rest of the body now. His kidneys continue to make urine and the hair on his scalp is sprouting. A waxy protective coating called the vernix caseosa is forming on her skin to prevent it from pickling in the amniotic fluid.

Off to NY tonight, Lil Arroyo's first plane ride and trip to the Big City will be tomorrow!  Tummy's growing and so is he so hope the plane is empty so we can stretch out!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Diaper Bags Have Come A LONG Way...

Someone at work just told me about these bags and they are so cute!  You can't even tell they are diaper bags, they just look like regular handbags!  Definitely adding these to my list!

Check Them Out:

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Week 18 Baby Update

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

And Yet Another Bathroom Photo Session At Work....

Took a few updated pictures because people are asking how big I am getting, think in the last few wks I have "popped" even more...what do you think?

Feeling ok these days, had a rough day yesterday so not sure what that was about but better today.  Although the tiredness is what REALLY gets me!  I guess Lil Arroyo is going through a growth spurt!  Week 18 update will be posted tomorrow!