Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Little Navajo--22 Weeks

How Far Along: 22 Weeks (two more weeks to viability, and I'm counting every.single.one.)

Size: In actual measurements, Little Navajo is around a pound in weight and around 11 inches long--the length of a spaghetti squash

Gender:  Here are a few pictures from the Gender Reveal Party (I'm finally on my game, Kristin!):

Most of our decorations were pink and blue, and I have to shout out to several awesome people who helped get things together:

My mom who made vegetable soup for our guests.

Gloria and Jason who made chili for our guests.

My MIL who made hot dogs, brought nacho fixings and toppings for the hot dogs.

All the guests who showed up excited to know what Little Navajo would be!

To keep with the theme, I made shortbread cookies and rice krispie treats in pink and blue.  We set up the party in our basement because there was a ton of room down there, and it gave the kids a little space to play.

But let's be honest:  most people were just interested in that cake.  They were willing to pose for a picture according to teams.

Team Pink--the guy in green is JaketheSnake.  His shirt said "Team Pink" on the back.
Gloria took her role on Team Pink really seriously.  I wish you could see the amazing
pink purse she brought to accessorize that outfit.

Team Blue
After the pictures, they started chanting for that cake!

Courtney did an awesome job.  There were question marks all over the cake.  Unfortunately, few people were interested in the craftsmanship.  Mostly, they wanted to demolish that confection just to see what was inside.

I should note, there was nothing left of this cake when we were finished.  It was delicious.
If you're confused,

My mom made that wreath and had boy or girl ready to go after we cut the cake.

Y'all.  I am so excited.  His name is Ryan Christopher, and calling him by his name has been the best.thing.ever.

Movement: Favorite got to feel Ryan on Thanksgiving, and he's been moving like a rockstar since Saturday.  I'm pretty sure he got the hiccups on Sunday, and that was a super weird feeling.

Sleep: I sleep hard when I actually sleep, but I seem to wake up frequently.

Maternity Clothes: Yep. They are more comfortable.

Symptoms: Heartburn and insatiable thirst.  Had my first real set of cravings this week so I went to Walmart and bought a ton of cereal.  It hit the spot.

Aversions: It depends on the day. Some days, salad, milk and orange juice sound awesome. Other days, the thought of one or more of those items makes me gag. 

Chicken is still at the front of things-that-make-me-want-to-lose-my-lunch. As is most meat, I guess.

Cravings: Milk and cereal. 

What I miss: I'm so grateful to be pregnant. I can't think of one thing I should be missing.

Feeling toward pregnancy:  Overwhelmed.  I'm putting up a Christmas tree for the first time in seven years because I feel like I should get used to that tradition.  And really?  Because I feel like celebrating.

I'm excited to put a registry together.  I'm excited to get a nursery together.  Here's a peak at Ryan's crib:

Basically?  I'm just excited.

Best Moment this week: Ryan allowing Favorite to feel him move, and responding to Favorite's voice!  That was a crazy moment.

What I'm looking forward to: Our next ultrasound.  I only have to wait two more weeks :)


Established: 2008 said...

What a great name! I have been anxiously waiting for your post to see whether you'd have a boy or girl. Glad you put it up! Congrats!

Pissed Off said...

A son will always be your "sonshine".


Anonymous said...

Praise God! What a cool party and neat way to reveal!
I love his name!

Armanda said...

So excited for you! What a fun time it looks like everyone seemed to have with the party. Boys really are so fun (not that I'm biased or anything ;))

Kristin said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Greer has another boyfriend! :) So exciting! Love the name... Ryan is one of my favorite boy names. You just can't go wrong with that. So excited for you!!!!!