Monday, September 26, 2011


Does anyone remember these from Spencer's Gifts?  OMG... I used to love that store!

Well, these days, everytime I look at myself naked in the mirror, I imagine someone hovering their hand over my boob causing all of these insightly little electric current lines.  Although these globes were oh so pretty and mesmerizing, this my friend is NOT!!

Please tell me that they will go back to normal???  If not, I guess I could always offer my breasts as road maps for lost drivers.  Just a thought!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Nursery Plans - The Beginning Stages

With all of the excitement of our little boy coming, we have started thinking about how we want his special room to look.  We are both on the same page that we don't want anything too "baby" as we want it to be able to grow with him.  We I also don't really care for something too "themey" (is that even a word?), so we thought that this set from Pottery Barn kids would be perfect!!!  What do you cute, right?  Very traditional and very preppy!

This is not the exact color of paint that we have chosen, but I think that a grayish/blue will be the perfect compliment to the multi colored bedding.  Currently, I have about 25 blue paint swatches on the wall in his room.  Why is it so dang hard to pick a good color?  Not too light, not too dark, etc...

And for DIY decoration...check out this button art that I found on Etsy!!!!  So freakin' cute, I can't stand it!  Darren is an avid hunter and I think that this would be a great addition to Poppy's room.  I would try to make it a little more masculine though... maybe red paper with navy buttons?  Darren is really excited about this project!

So there you have it!  The beginning stages of our nursery planning.  I can't wait to get in there and get started!  What do you think so far?

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Can you believe it? 16 weeks! It feels like just yesterday that I found out that we were about to be blessed beyond belief!

Almost half way...... :)

What's Poppy up to this week?

He is about the size of an avacado: 4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces. His legs are much more developed, his head is more erect than it has been, and his eyes have moved closer to the front of his head. His ears are close to their final position, too.

I am feeling good great! We are on our way to decorating the nursery....more to come on that later. I will leave you now with a picture of my ever growing stomach.

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Gettin' Muddy!

Yesterday was the annual Marine Mud Run for Toys For Tots! Unfortunatley, I wasn't able to participate because of Poppy....but had a blast watching everyone else get M-U-D-D-Y! Here's some pics of the event:

The Team... Yep, you read that right....the Mudda F***as! Hahaha..perfect, right?

They came in at 42:01, but had a blast! Look at those faces...I guess Darren is the only one that went full face in the mud..hahah!

A face only a wifey could kiss... :)
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Picture error

So, for some reason, I can't get my pictures to upload into my "penis" post. hahah...that still makes me laugh! So without further delay, here's our little boy!

It's a Boy!

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Friday, September 16, 2011

I am growing a penis!!!!

OK, so I realize that that doesn't sound too great, but in my was really funny! We went to the doc yesterday and found out that we are having a BABY BOY!!!! And believe me when I tell you that my boy aint shy! I fear that he is going to be happier without clothes on. We will have to visit that one when we get there. For now he can remain naked and flaunt it like a rockstar!

Here are a few pics from yesterday:

Look at that my boy's gonna be smart!

This is a pic of his what appear to be really long legs (which is funny because Darren and I are both of average height). If you look to the top of his legs, you will see his man stuff.He is still measuring about 3 days ahead and weighs a whopping 4 oz. He is about 4.5 inches long. Everything looks great! His HR was 154 BPM. There was one small negative that came out of the appt. The tech says that my placenta is low which may or may not indicate Placenta Previa. There is still plenty of time for it to correct itself however if not....the only way that it would make an affect would be that I would have to C section instead of vaginal. We are fine with that as long as momma and baby are healthy. So, we will just take that one day at a time.

We are absolutely estatic! Darren is already talking about hunting, fishing, snowboarding...etc. I cannot wait to start on the nursery and start collecting cute little boy clothes. We are still visiting names, but hope to pin something down soon. We are both leaning towards Owen Michael. We shall see.....

So, there ya have it! The Jenkins' will be expecting a baby boy in March! The Jenkins' name can now live on....

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

So Blessed

Everyone always said before I got pregnant...just wait, you will get so many "hand me downs" ....and boy were they right!  I am only 15 weeks and already have things being given to me. 

I have gotten 2 pack n' plays (they are not the cutest, but I will be taking one to Grandma and Grandpa's house and then I guess I will just use the other one when we go out and about or something), a bumbo chair (it's blue, so if we have a girl, I will just buy a cover for it), a crib (we haven't seen it yet, but IT'S FREE for goodness sakes), a high chair, my nephews infant car seat with 3 bases, and a Medela breast pump.  Can you belive that?  I also have quite a bit of clothes lined up.  We are just waiting to see what this little one will be before loading up on those.

I have been told by many people to be careful what you accept as "hand me downs", don't want to just take on someone else's junk.  But what is the ok thing to say when you want to turn down someone's kindness?  I might not have it in me....

I am truly blessed to have so many people around that care so much about me and D and want to help us out in whatever way they can!  Now, if I could just get someone to "hand me down" some free babysitting services.  :)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Playing catch up.....

It's been quite some time since I posted my weekly belly shots. We are definetely seeing a cute little baby bump arise and I am ecstatic about it! It is one of the only symptoms that I have to let me know that this little baby is growing. The whole process is amazing! We go on Thursday for a cervix check and we are hoping and praying that little Poppy will show his/her junk. We are so ready to know so that we can start buying gender specific things (or things in general) and I want to have the name out in the open. Not sure if we will find out or not, but I will be almost 16 weeks and as long as Poppy cooperates, we should be able to see something, or a lack of something.

I will leave you with my 14 and 15 week shots. Preface: I don't know why I always look like I am concentrating really hard...I guess I haven't mastered the self portrait yet. Maybe I will start having D take them for me so I can at least look normal. :)

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Diaper Debate

I have been toying for a while about what I wanted to do in the diaper department.  I know what most of you are thinking....disposable all the way!!!  But what you may not realize is all of the benefits that come along with cloth diapering.

1. They are not our mother's diapers.  When I first thought of cloth diapering, I was imagining white cloth, safety pins, and vinyl covers.   Not so much.... they do still have those, but wait till you see these dipes!

Aren't they just the cutest?  These are made by Bum Genius and are an All in One diaper, meaning that it is exactly like a put it on baby's butt, snap it and go.  Easy peasy!

2. Babies in disposable diapers go through thousands of diapers while the are pre- potty.  Can you image how many of these disgusting diapers are just laying around in land fills?  Not a pretty thought!  With cloth, you just wash and reuse.  You can reuse not only for this baby but for future babies as well...just imagine the possibilities!

3. Speaking of washing the diapers, I know that it sounds gross and you are all probably saying ewwww...out loud, but really it's not that bad.  They make this great little gadget called a diaper sprayer that attaches to the piping on your toilet and you just spray it right off and send it to the washer.  It's are going to be washing poop NO MATTER WHAT!!  Check this out....

3. Can you imagine wearing plasticy underwear? How uncomfortable would that be?  Cloth diapers are soft and absorbent.  Baby is more comfortable and from what I have heard, diaper rash goes down to a minimum.  Yay soft baby butt!

4. This is the most important of all....the COST SAVINGS!  Parents with babies in disposable diapers will end up spending about $2k throughout the length of diaper days.  Holy crap that's alot of money!  Cloth diapers are about $17 a pop.  I figure that I would need about 20-25 of them total (this would put me at washing them every other day or so) which would end up being approx. $425 for the length of diaper days.  Throw in a little more for the cost of washing and you are still way below the thousands of dollars for disposables.

Check out this chart that breaks it down:  Cloth vs. Disposable Chart

Also Check out these mommas that cloth diaper their tots and love it!

With all of that being said....YES disposables are easier.  YES I would still need to use them at times.  YES I would need to get D on board with it.  But, I am falling off of the fence onto the cloth diaper side very quickly!

What are your thoughts on it?  I would like to know if you have experience with it or not....