Changes…..

After much back and fourth, I’ve decided to switch to a Blogger blog.  I was caught between becoming a self hosted WordPress blog or switching to Blogger.  Blogger just seemed like the simpler route (and I am more than happy to choose that path with a baby coming).  And lets face it, Blogger is “prettier” and “easier”.  In fact, I had thought about this for a long time and reserved “Cerniks.blogspot.com” years ago.

Our domain will expire soon from WordPress and I hope to purchase it for our blogger site.  I do not plan to delete this blog, I am just making some changes for the easier better!

Visit me at www.cerniks.blogspot.com for all of our updates!  (P.S. I am still getting all the glitches out.)

19 Weeks!

19 Weeks!

19 weeks(I feel like the shadow from the flash is exaggerating the bump a bit…don’t be fooled!)

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We are just days away from finding out if Baby Cernik is a boy or a girl!

I keep getting asked what I think the gender is.  I truly don’t know.  I have not had any dreams about the baby, either.  When I am thinking about the baby, I find myself referring to the baby as she or her (seems wrong to be referred to as “it”).  However, I feel like that is more about me identifying with the baby.  In fact, I think I have an overwhelming feeling that it will be a boy…almost as a way to compensate for thinking “she” in my head.  Brent really doesn’t have a prediction either and swears he doesn’t have a preference.

Either way, I have been curious about old wives tales predicting a baby’s gender and couldn’t help but look them up!

Morning Sickness: no, BOY
Heart Rate: GIRL
Bad Complexion (dry, dull, acne): GIRL
Carrying Weight in Front: BOY (My co-workers say I am only in the front, however I feel like I am filling in EVERYWHERE!)
Sleeping on Right Side: GIRL
Full Bodied, Glossy Hair: definitely not, GIRL
Food Cravings: BOY  (Sour Jolly Ranchers, mashed potatoes, salad, soup, and cheese)
Hands Chapped: no, GIRL
Leg Hair Growing Faster: no, GIRL
Chinese Gender Chart: GIRL
Mayan Gender Predictor: BOY

18 weeks

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Brent and I hosted our 3rd annual Ugly Sweater Party on Friday night!

This week I felt like each morning I woke up to my tummy sticking out just a bit farther each day.  In fact, when I arrived at work Friday a co-worker greeted me,  “Well hello baby!”

With less than 2 weeks before the big ultrasound, several family and friends have been weighing in on the sex of Baby Cernik.  So far, the majority of votes have been for a girl.  The current votes for a boy are 4: my sister Alison, my friend Stacy, our nephew Jared, and my friend Taylor!

Baby Gear….Part 1

Although Brent and I hadn’t planned on making baby purchases anytime soon, a spring baby lines up too well with holiday deals that we just can’t resist!

Stroller & Car Seat

After much research and debate, we ended up with the Britax B-Safe car seat and B-Agile stroller.  The car seat was a simple choice, but the stroller was a much more difficult decision.  I admit, I love the Orbit car seat, but other than the rotating car seat I just don’t like the accessories/attachments….or the price.

What we wanted in a stroller:

  • Not ugly (gender neutral, particularly black) and, ok, I do like the trendy strollers :)
  • If it is $$$, it needs to be able to accommodate a second child (and not be an awkward arrangement)
  • Easy to use
  • “Fit” us…Brent is a little tall
  • Not too pricey–at our house we will need an “off road” jogging stroller also (no pavement people)

 We had decided that investing in the B-Ready Stroller would be best.  Although it was a bit pricer than the 3 wheeled model, it fit the bill and a second seat could be attached.

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However, early one Saturday morning (while Brent was out hunting) I noticed Target was matching the Black Friday deals on Amazon and the B-Agile Travel System was on sale for about $120 off the regular price….seriously.  No brainer! I texted Brent to make my case and it was a done deal.  Between free shipping, my Target Red Card extra 5%, and Ebates we snagged this set for about $150 off ticketed price!!! (I wanted black on black…but for the deal, I can settle for this.  It is still really sharp).

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Brent set the stroller up so we could try it out around the house….a test drive to make sure we are 100% sure.

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Jogging Stroller

Although getting a great deal is awesome, I might have had a secret motive….I knew our new savings would help in my campaign for a BOB Revolution Flex.  We need some sort of jogging stroller with tires equipped for our white rock driveway and road.  And who wouldn’t want a BOB?

While I was back in Wymore hunting this weekend, my sister gave me a heads up that BOB strollers were on sale.  Same story…Target was matching a Black Friday Deal on Amazon.  Between free shipping, Target Red Card 5% and Ebates  the savings was $170 off regular price.  Of course we were up at 5 am to get to the blind, so I shot a message to Brent (who was still in Wahoo hunting sleeping).  I didn’t think he would go for 2 stroller purchases in one week….let alone at 5 am.  Sure enough, he agreed and gave me the green light!

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 Needless to say….Baby Cernik is doing pretty well in the baby gear department already.  That, or this is one spoiled mama!