This Thanksgiving, we are so thankful for our little girl on the way. We've chosen to share her name with family and friends today!
We have chosen the name Savannah Leslie Jenkins. We love the name Savannah for it's southern charm and because that is the city we visited for our honeymoon. The middle name, Leslie, is a family name from Jeremy's side. It is his dad's middle name, was his grandfather's middle name, and was his great-grandfather's first name. We are glad to be able to pass it to a fourth generation.
Today I'm thankful for generous friends who have gifted us with a new-to-us crib! This will save on the cost of setting up the nursery and we feel blessed to received it!
Now to set it up- the fun part :) Today I'm attempting to get our office space cleaned out so we can begin moving baby stuff in. It is a disaster right now... hence the pictures below. But hopefully by the end of the day I'll have it nice and neat!
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Jeremy has a Kindle and I use the Kindle app on my iphone. I love adding free books to our collection, plus they don't take up any space on the bookshelf or cause clutter in the house! If you don't have an eReader but would still like to enjoy these free books, Amazon has free programs that you can download, including Kindle for Mac and Kindle for PC, to use for reading ebooks.
Hope this site is a resource you can use to find free and affordable ebooks!
I am already planning and dreaming of our baby girl's nursery. I would like to get the nursery set up early so that I don't have to worry about it in the later months and weeks of pregnancy. Here are some ideas I'm throwing around.
Oh course I love blues and teals and neutrals, and the baby's room will tie in with the rest of our home well using this color scheme.
I love the fabric used for these cribs- but the premade sets are just too expensive for our budget. I did some research and found that the fabric is from the Suzani collection in blue and have found it for around $8/yard online. I think I may just buy the fabric and attempt making a crib skirt, accent pillows, and possibly a bumper myself. I've been told that the crib comforters are mainly for mommy to look at and not for baby to use, so I'm going to opt out of buying/making one to save some money.
I'd like to add a big glider chair with some pretty pillows to accent.
Our duplex is 2 bedrooms, and we have used the second bedroom as an office/craft room/catch all room until now. It is a small room, and we can't paint, so we're working with what we have and starting to clear out all the extras to make room for baby!
Here is what the room looked like when we first moved in. (It has changed a lot since then- we've added a desk, moved out the chair, moved in junk, etc.)
Soon it will be baby-friendly and cute as can be :)
Well, there isn't a baby bump photo for 15 weeks, I've just not felt up to it. I started feeling sick early this week and finally went to the doctor Saturday morning. I found out I have strep throat, bronchitis, and an ear infection. Not good for mommy and baby!
I was put on amoxicillian and told to get plenty of rest and drink lots of fluids, and assured that the medicine was safe for baby. Maybe I'm just being a paranoid first time mom, but I don't like taking ANY medications during pregnancy. But strep throat can be very bad for the baby if left untreated, so meds it is.
That is about the sum of this week- sick and pregnant, not a fun combination!
This has been my favorite week of pregnancy so far- so much excitement.
We went to Vision of Life in Greenville, SC this past Friday night to have a gender determination ultrasound done. It was the most amazing experience and we are so glad we decided to pay a little extra to do it! We were thrilled to find out that baby Jenkins is a GIRL!
I've postponed the week 14 post (I'm actually 15 weeks now) because we wanted to wait a couple of days to reveal the gender to everyone.
Our ultrasound lasted about 15 minutes and it was amazing to see our little girl moving around, bending her legs and turning flips. It really made it real. I praise Jesus that she is active and seems to be healthy so far, and pray that she continues to grow and develop properly. I can't wait until I start feeling some of that movement!
We have a DVD of the ultrasound and I've watched it everyday so far since Friday. I can't get enough of it :). It's amazing to see how much she has changed and grown since our first ultrasound at 9 weeks. Here are some pictures of our little girl...
We got a little preview of the 3D ultrasound! We have another appointment scheduled for right around 30 weeks for another 3D ultrasound.
Here's a little recap of how I've been this week:
Feeling/Symptoms? I have been extremely emotional this week. I can feel those hormones kicking into overdrive. I'm glad Jeremy is patient with me- these mood swings can be crazy! I have only gotten sick once this week, so that is starting to drop off. I've also been in a get things done kind of mood. I'm starting to get some energy back and I'm not taking naps every day like I was early on, and I cooked supper more times this week than I have in a while.
Feeling/Symptoms? I was not nearly as sick this week as the past two. I haven't been as sensitive or queasy. Thankful! I was feeling pretty tired again this week though.
Doctor's Appointment: I went for my second doctor's appointment this week and got to hear baby's heartbeat again! The heartbeat was 140 and I just loved hearing it!! Next week we are going to a have a 3D ultrasound to find out the gender, can't wait for that!
Food Cravings/Aversions: I am craving juice like no other! However, my doctor warned me that I have gained too much weight so far, and that I needed to cut out juice. It is going to be very hard to do!
This week ends the first trimester! Supposedly, the second is suppose to be smooth sailing compared to the first, so I'm looking forward to that. I feel like I'm starting to show, and Jeremy and others are starting to comment on it. We are so excited to find out the gender next week. We still haven't decided when or how we are going to tell the gender and name, but we'll think of something.
I've been reflecting a lot on how far we have come in the past year. This November, I want to focus my attitude on thankfulness for all the blessing the Lord has provided us in the short time Jeremy and I have been married. The first thing I thought of was how God has taken care of our future. Last year we were so confused, we were stepping out on faith, we were counting pennies to make it by, and I see where he has brought us and I'm astounded. This quote has been resonating with me, and I hope it will encourage you as well.