Friday, December 28, 2012



I've got some breaking news.

We're changing the baby's name!

Shocker, right?

Thank God I haven't gotten anything personalized yet! HAHA!

Alright. Want the story?

Most of you that know me, know that I love the name 'Quinn.' Always have. When we were discussing names, I begged and begged Ethan to fall in love with that name, but he never did. After we found out we were having another girl, I asked him again, but he said Sawyer was his #1 choice... and well, I liked it too, so that was that! We both agreed on a name-- I wasn't going back! It just made sense!  He said, 'If we have another child some day.. and it's a girl... we'll name her Quinn.' 

Well.... fast forward to last night at dinner. We were eating salsa and chips and just talking about how excited we are for the baby to be born and he says, 'You know what? I have been thinking. What if the next baby isn't a girl? What if we don't have any more babies? I'm going to feel terrible if you don't get the 'Quinn' you wanted. Why don't we name this baby Quinn?'

 I was shocked! I thought for sure that would never happen, but it made me SO excited. I loved the name Sawyer, but Quinn had always been my #1 choice! The one I felt in my heart. 

SO. With that being said, we are doing a name change thanks to my loving husband being so sweet! [Although the compromise was that he could name baby #3 whatever he wanted... haha] 

So, Quinn Makenzie is due May 8th, 2013. I LOVE the name! And I am SO happy with it!!

I felt terrible changing her middle name. If you all remember correctly, we'd chosen 'Kellylynn' as the middle name because my mom's middle name is Kelly and Ethan's mom's middle name is Lynn. I even cried. I just felt terrible because we were naming her after our mothers, but I just didn't like the way Quinn and Kellylynn rhymed, you know?

So, it's Makenzie now! But that has meaning to us as well, so I think it all works!! :) Hope everyone else likes it!!

We can't wait to meet you, Quinn Makenzie!!

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

21 Weeks Pregnant!

We are officially 21 weeks pregnant as of today! :)

According to my lovely 'What To Expect' App, baby is about 8" long and 1 whole pound! I believe it considering 2 weeks ago, she was about 10-11 ounces! I can't believe how fast time is going and how quickly she is growing. I feel her consistently now... I LOVE this part of pregnancy. I love feeling her move around and jumping to different noises, etc. 

We had our last Christmas as a family of three yesterday. It was SO much fun! Our ALMOST 21-month old had so much fun.. and got entirely too spoiled! Here's a family picture of all of us from last night. Sorry I'm in a sweatshirt, but I was beat, haha!

And yes, that's my dad creeping in the back, haha! :)

Everyone kept saying 'Next year, you'll have two kids!' LOL It's crazy to think like that. 

Alright.. and how about a 21 week preggo shot!

If you can't read the picture, it says:

We survived our first Christmas together! But next year, I will be holding you in my arms instead of my belly! :)

We are setting up your crib this week. I am so anxious for you to arrive and see it! :)

Gigi felt you kick for the first time. Her and Daddy are the only two that have felt you so far! Well... and ME!! :) I love feeling you move every single day.

We get to hear your heartbeat 2 weeks from today! We are SO excited! We love you Sawyer Kellylynn Bay!

I love that little girl so much and she isn't even here yet! I am so excited to meet her :) About 112-133 days to go! Wahoo!

This week has been a quick week! I figured it would be with Christmas and all... and it was, but we had an amazing time! Tayler got tons of toys and clothes and Sawyer got some clothes, a new baby book, and a portable changing table. Ethan and I got tons of stuff too! But most importantly--- we just got to be with both of our families and it was WONDERFUL! I hope all of you had a very Merry Christmas too!

Okay, now for the 21 week questions!

How far along? 21 weeks
Total Weight Gain?  The last time I was at the doctor, it was 7 pounds. Lord knows with Christmas! LOL!! That was just awful, haha!
Maternity Clothes?  Yes! And wearing maternity jeans finally! :) Thanks Mom and Dad!
Stretch Marks? I think I might have saw a new one, but I guess that goes with the territory sometimes!
Sleep? Wonderful this week! I have been extremely tired by the end of the day so when I'm out, I'm out, haha!
Best Moment of This Week:  CHRISTMAS! I LOVE LOVE LOVE family time!
Miss Anything? Sleeping on my belly. Coffeeeeee.
Movement? Oh yes!! She is getting to be quite the active little lady!
Food Cravings Hashbrowns and jelly toast!
Anything Make You Queasy/Sick?  As always-- dirty dishes and poopy diapers!
Gender: GIRL!! :) Our Sawyer Kellylynn.
Labor Signs? No thank the Lord! :)
Symptoms:  Really now-- it's just peeing in the middle of the night!
Belly Button In or Out? She's an innie!
Weddings Rings On Or Off? On for now! :)
Happy or Moody this week? Very happy! :)
Looking Forward To:  Ringing in the new year with my family!

Hope you all have had a great week!

Happy 21 weeks Sawyer... on to 22!

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