Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I will post again!

I DO plan to post again...and catch everyone up on what the Nicholson household has been like since our sweet little Rigby has come along....but not now... :) Rigby is waking up from his nap and he's hungry, so I've got to run!

...more to come!

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Come on Rigby!

Well folks, we are still awaiting Rigby's arrival.

We saw the doctor today, and there's still no progress. Since I'm overdue, they also wanted to do an ultrasound to check on his size. The great news is, he is healthy and is weighing in at about 8lbs so far. But, it seems that there's not as much fluid as they'd like to see, so I'll go back on Friday for them to check it again.

If I don't go into labor before Sunday night, we've got orders to go ahead and check into the hospital to begin the induction process on Sunday night.

Its kind of a relief to have a plan in place. I just hope the meds they give me for induction do the trick and things progress quickly!

I hope my next post is pictures of my son :)

Friday, October 29, 2010

277 days is a loooong time...

So, according to my little counter on the blog, I've been pregnant for 277 days. Man, its starting to feel like I'll be pregnant FOREVER!

We went back to the doctor today and still no progress. I know, I know, it isn't even technically time for Rigby to be born yet, but really, 0cm again?!?! Well, we scheduled another appointment for next Friday 11/5 and if he's not here by then, they'll schedule to induce probably the following week...let's all hope he comes before then, k?

Saturday, October 23, 2010

9 more days?

9 more days till my due date (or, as my bother in law corrected me....Rigby's due date) but still no sign of the little man making an appearance. We went to the dr. on Friday and I measured 0cm! What a bummer! I was hoping at least for SOMETHING since I know you can have a few cm for weeks! Oh well...he's just not ready yet. We'll go back to the dr. on Friday 10/29, 4 days before my due date...let's hope for a few contractions before then to open me up! :)

One frustrating thing is that I've left my wonderful job. That's right, last Tuesday was my last day at Greenville Literacy Association so now I'm home waiting. Its funny, but I feel kinda guilty being home especially when Rigby is showing no signs of coming out soon...I feel like I should still be working. Chad is so sweet, though, because he just says my job now is to relax and be pregnant. I miss my job already but know I've got a greater job...the job of my life, just ahead with more blessings and rewards than anything else I could ever do. I'm just thankful I'll be able to focus on that full time.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Nursery!

I am so proud to put this picture up! For those of you who know me well, you know that I am not a decorator. I just have a hard time putting things together...unless it's straight from the Pottery Barn catalogue, but when I have to make it up, it is much much harder.
So, putting together the nursery was pretty challenging for me. I looked and looked for the bed-in-a-bag type thing, but nothing really stuck out to me, so I asked my oh so talented mother to make it all for me (and she gladly agreed).
My ideas changed almost daily and I was getting really frustrated. My mom and I searched all of Greenville for that perfect fabric and it was nowhere to be found. I did, however find a striped fabric on etsy.com that I LOVED, so I decided to try and design the nursery around it. Then, things came together even more when I bought a vinyl tree decal from etsy and voila! Here is the amazing finished product!

Didn't my mom do an amazing job? She made the bedskirt and outside of the bumper pad out of the curtains (on sale from JC Penny), the inner bumper pad out of a quilted fabric, and then of course, the finishing touches from the fabric from etsy. I absolutely LOVE it!

Monday, October 04, 2010

Wow! 36 Weeks!

We're in the final countdown, folks! My doctor's appointments have now moved to weekly appointments and things are still going great!

We met with the doctor this morning and had an ultrasound to confirm that Rigby is headed in the right direction...and he is! He's head down and pretty low in my pelvis (hence the pain and occasional waddling).

Here, you can really only see his head (big white circle from bottom right to to top middle). In the left of the shot, is his hand. When they took this picture, it looked like he was making a sucking motion, but because he's so big and things are so scrunched up, we couldn't tell if he was sucking his thumb or not...but his hand is in the right place, so we might have a thumb sucker!

We could also see his little body and how it was contracting as he was practicing breathing. He's so cute! I can't wait to see him face to face!

I've put in my notice at work...so, yes, on October 20th, I'll officially be a stay at home mom. Yikes! I hear it is wonderful, though, so as scared as I might be, I know it'll be worth it.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

More randoms

Hucks Family Beach Vacation 2010! I am a terrible photographer...and by that, I mean, I don't take pictures when I should...so, usually, I end up with fragmented stories about the events I'm photographing!
My entire family got together (Mom and Dad Hucks, Terry, Kendra, Rachel, & Will Lowder, Adam, Leah, Isabella, & Elissa Hucks, and Chad, Allison, & Rigby Nicholson) for another beach vacation in Murrells Inlet, SC. The following pictures are from our visit to Huntington Beach State Park. We went for some ghost story telling, alligator sightings and a picnic first! In the last picture of Will and Elissa, you can just barely make out the alligator in the background!

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

New Belly Pic!

Hi all! I know, I know, it's been a loooong time since my last post...I have no excuses! :) But here is a 32 week belly pic. For those of you who have a hard time relating weeks of pregnancy to months of pregnancy...I'm just starting my 8th month. Crazy, right!?!?! Only about 8 more weeks to go!

I had a doctor's appointment the other day and the doctor gave me an A+ for my stomach measurement and Rigby's heartbeat sounded great! I was tested for gestational diabetes and thankfully am all clear there. Also, (without giving numbers) my weight gain has been right on track! hooray!!!

Chad and I took a couple of classes this past weekend and he was too cute. He was so interested in everything and asked so many questions. He's going to be a great partner and coach :) We can't wait to meet little Rigby!

Random Pics

Okay, my computer seems to be running VERY slowly right now, so , I'll have to add more pictures later...

So, we've been busy over the last few months and because I've been so slack, I've not posted any pictures of all the fun stuff we've done! So, here goes!

We went to Oklahoma City for Easter to visit Kendra, Terry, Rachel, and Will (oh, and Rainbow, the cat)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

19 Week Videos

These are some videos Chad took at our 19 week appointment. If you look carefully, you can see the 4 chambers of Rigby's heart beating.

Here you can see him opening and closing his mouth again...just like the 12 weeks video...does that mean we've got a chatty baby or a sleepy baby??? hmmm... Also, check out how he's wiggling around in there. It almost looks like he's trying to do a somersault!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Usually, I don't like bananas...

As many of you probably know, I don't like bananas. I haven't liked bananas since I was probably about 8 years old. I've tried them in breads, bananas foster, candies etc, but there's just something about them that I don't like.

But, this little banana picture here, represents Rigby's length from head to heel at this exciting half way point. He's weighing in at about 11oz now, and growing right along schedule. So, needless to say, this banana...I adore :)

Monday, June 14, 2010

The secret is out!

Well ladies and gentlemen, I apologize to those of you who have been anxiously awaiting this announcement, but Chad and I have just gotten back from vacation. So, without further ado..............

It's a BOY!!!

For those of you who aren't as knowledgeable about ultrasounds as others...look at the nub in the middle...that's the obvious boy part :) and the nub on top is his left thigh. Imagine he's sitting on the 'camera.' You can only see his little bottom. It's interesting to look at the poll results too! So many people were so sure it'd be a girl! I figured...since all my college girls have girls...someone had to add a boy to the mix!

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

It's a healthy little baby ______!

Well folks, the verdict is in! We know the gender of our sweet little baby!!!! We got some great pictures at the doctor this morning and knowing the gender helps so much to give our baby more of an identity to us! Everything looks really healthy...the heart, spine, brain, everything is great! We can't wait to share the news with you, but we first want to tell the grandparents.

We'll see Mimi and Poppy tomorrow night and then Grammy? ;) and Grandpa on Thursday morning. We can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Look what Daddy made!

Chad and I searched for a quality bookcase for baby's room, but couldn't settle on anything. The solid wood ones at the "stain it yourself" places were too expensive and the cheapies at Target were the wrong color....so, naturally, Chad decided to just make one! He spent his off Friday getting the materials, drawing plans, and creating the frame.
Then, on Saturday, we both worked hard; me inside cleaning and him out in the garage perfecting is masterpiece! Chad decided to inscribe a message to our little one on the back of the bookcase: "To our baby, the first of many gifts. Love, Dad." So sweet...just watching him write it made me tear up (of course, these days it doesn't take much).

Then, I joined him to begin the staining process and by Sunday, we had a finished bookcase the same color as our nursery furniture...that fit perfectly in the spot we wanted it to!
Isn't is beautiful? I am so proud of my sweet husband...already a great daddy :)

Monday, June 07, 2010

Tomato baby

So this is our baby! ...an heirloom tomato! Now that I'm looking at this tomato, I suddenly want to eat a yummy tomato...is that weird?! :)

We go to the doctor tomorrow to hopefully find out if our little tomato is a boy or girl! It looks like our blog readers are saying that its a girl! Well, we'll all know pretty soon! That is, as long as baby cooperates with us!

I'll have to apologize ahead of time for not posting the news immediately, but we hope to surprise the grandparents when we see them on Wednesday and Thursday, so we'll wait to go public til after that.

I hope to post more pictures soon!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Belly Pic!

Well folks, are you ready for the unveiling of my belly? I am 17 weeks and people are just starting to notice that something is different. I am still not big enough for people to be sure that I'm pregnant, though....so they don't want to ask or say anything.

I'm most comfortable in maternity pants now, but have to say that I still can't get use to maternity tops. They are just too blousey for me now, but I know it won't be long before I begin to love them.

Just 1 and a half more weeks til we know if we're having a boy or a girl! Can't wait!!!

The realization...I'm going to be a mom!

So, I went to the dentist yesterday (good check up by the way). The dental hygienist asked me what time of day is best for my appointments...and said that the next appointment would be in November sometime. In that moment, it hit me...by the next time I see the dentist, I'll be a mom!!! Holy cow! How will that work? Will I feel up to going to the dentist only 3 weeks after having the baby? Will I take the baby to the appointment, if not, who will watch the baby? Ahhh!!

...pretty funny I thought...

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Baby Nicholson-16 weeks!

So, we went for our 16 week appointment today not knowing what to expect. This was, by far, the shortest appointment we've been to yet! Although it was short, it was super sweet because we got to hear baby's little heartbeat! It was precious! swish swish swish swish...the doctor could even tell that baby turned over while she was listening! Amazing!

Dr. LaBelle also measured my stomach, and it measured exactly 16 weeks...so everything is right on track!

I know some of you might be anxious for some belly pics, and I'm sorry to tell you that you won't get them in this post...Honestly, I keep forgetting to take them! You see, until pretty recently, you couldn't really see anything, so it didn't seem like there was anything to take a picture of! But, I've got a little belly now, and elastic has become my friend :) I'll be sure to start taking some pictures and post them as soon as I can!

In other baby news...we bought a crib! We'll get to pick it up in Atlanta during our next trip...which just so happens to be to a HARRY CONNICK JR. CONCERT!!!!!!! We're shifting furniture around, starting to clean out all of our junk from the nursery, and trying to get organized...what do you think? nesting!?! :)

Okay, now that you've seen the ultrasounds, know the hear rate, as well as belly measurements, vote! What do you think? Will we have a Chad or Allison Jr.???? You've only got 3 weeks, so vote now!!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

So do you think baby is sticking it's tounge out or what?

Saturday, January 30, 2010

You went WHERE in January???

Yup, Chad and I just got back from Niagara Falls! Random, huh? Well, here's how it happened....

About a year ago, we sat in on a sales presentation for a type of vacation club because they promised us a "free trip." We knew we wouldn't buy anything from them, but were just curious about the trip they were offering...so, we chose 3 destinations and several travel dates. Ultimately, though, the company we were dealing with had the final say about where and when...so, about 3 weeks ago, we got notification that we'd be going to Niagara Falls! ha!
It was cold, but we both were disappointed that there was no snow on the ground! It was nice, though, because we were maybe 2 of about 15 people in the whole town! We parked wherever we wanted, never waited to see the sights, and didn't have to "wait to be seated." It was great! BUT, by Wednesday...there was plenty of snow on the ground, it was absolutely beautiful!

After a 1/2 day in Niagara, the next day we drove to Toronto, Ontario to see the sights there. We went to the CN Tower, Casa Loma, and a Maple Leafs Hockey Game! It was awesome!!!

I've put some pictures on my new Picasa website. I'm not exactly sure how it works, but try and check it out! I'll put a few here too...