Sunday, December 19, 2010

15 Weeks!

Greetings Readers!

Well... I have made it to 15 weeks, and finally have a little bump to show off!

I feel like at this point people are probably wondering "is she pregnant?.... or just getting fat??"  But its ok... in about 4-5 more weeks I should definitely look more pregnant than fat :)

Baby Buckner is about 4 inches long now (from head to bottom - legs not included) and weighs about 2.5 ounces!  Keeping with our fruit comparisons, we're currently expecting a navel orange!
Isn't our baby cute?

Overall, I'm feeling great - much better and more energetic than a few weeks ago!  And oddly enough, I'm now caffeine-free!  It's true.  About 3-4 weeks ago, I was having a typical pregnancy "aversion" to coffee, and decided that if I have to choke it down, I should probably just quit.  I switched to hot chocolate for a couple days, then just completely quit.  I had headaches for a day or two (like a true coffee addict), but now I feel great!  I've had a cup of coffee everyday since January of 2006 (yes, I remember) so this is a big accomplishment for me, plus I can only imagine that its better for the baby!

In other news, I did lots of christmas baking, shopping, and wrapping this weekend, and can't wait for Christmas next Saturday!

We have our 16-week doctor appointment on Thursday 12/23... and we can't wait to hear the little heartbeat again!

Happy Holidays to all

Angela, Rian, Bucky & Baby

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Baby, its cold outside!

This weekend was full of fun, winter festivities.  Friday was Bucky's 1st Birthday!  Yesterday we went to Rian's cousin Natalie's house to celebrate Christmas.  It was so good to see everyone and catch up.  Later, we went to my mom's cousin's house for some more food and fun!  Just like everyone else in St. Louis, we woke up Sunday to a big blanket of breezy snow on the ground!  Too bad I had to venture out in it right away to go to work!  Roads were pretty bad.. but baby and I made it to work safely!  Then when I got home, we played with Bucky out in the snow and then decorated our tree!
In baby news, I'm currently 14 weeks along and finally in my 2nd trimester.  I am feeling great!  I wish I had baby bump photos to post, but sadly I don't have a bump yet!  Just pudge :)  From head to bottom (not including its little legs), baby is currently the size of a lemon!  He or she is a little over 3 inches long and weighs about an ounce and a half.  I can't wait to find out if we're having a boy or a girl!
Here are some cute pictures from today:

Bucky eating ornaments...

Stockings for Rian, me, Baby & Bucky!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

We're having a BABY!

Big news in the Buckner house!  Rian and I are expecting our first baby!  We found out on Friday October 8.  The past 12 weeks have been pretty good overall.  I would have to say weeks 6-8 were the worst in terms of sickness, so I'm happy those weeks are over!  I have been having some weird food aversions, too, mostly to meat and vegetables.  The thought of smelling them or eating them makes me wanna gag.  The only cravings I've had are for sweet things like fruit juices and fruity candy.

We've been to the doctor twice now and everything is looking normal, so that is a relief!  Our baby is due on June 11, 2011, which just so happens to be my favorite (and only) nephew's 3rd birthday!  We have our 20 week ultrasound on January 25 which is when we will find out if its a boy or girl!  Rian says boy... I say girl.. shocking!

Our little peanut is currently the size of a large lime and getting bigger by the day :)  Be sure to stay tuned as I am going to TRY to update weekly!

Sunday, September 5, 2010


Last week Rian and I took a trip to Las Vegas to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary!  Our anniversary is not until October 3, but with my work schedule, this was the closest we could get!  The trip was so much fun.  Both of us had never been before, so we had such a great time taking in all the sights and sounds of Vegas!  Please enjoy this tiny smattering of the 200+ photos I took!  Head over to my facebook page for the full show!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Summer Fun!!

A picture is worth a thousand words, right?  Please enjoy this photo diary of the summer so far!

Brad Paisley Concert - 5/29/10 :

Memorial Day BBQ - 5/30/10 :

Aunt Diane's 40th Birthday!  6/2/10 :

Collin's 2nd Birthday - 6/11/10 :

June Date Night - 6/12/10 :
I surprised Rian with a round of golf (well, he was only able to play 2 holes before the torrential downpour began..) then we went to Dave & Busters!

Fun with Bucky, Collin & other Miscellaneous summer fun:

GO USA!!!!!!!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Birthday Fun!

So... my birthday was nearly a month ago.... but its better late than never to post about it!  Rian did amazing surprising me with everything!  I love him so much :)  It started Saturday May 1 (the day before my birthday) when Rian surprised me with a trapeze class!  That is something I've been wanting to do for YEARS.  But I had no idea you could do it in St. Louis!  Here are some photos of my talents.... :)

The next day was my birthday... May 2... the big 2-7!!!  Sounds old, doesn't it!?  I think so.  We started the day with brunch at the Piper Palm House in Tower Grove Park.  That is where my brother is getting married this summer so we thought we should check it out!  The food was amazingly delicious.  And I loved spending the morning with my family.  Here are some pics:

Then - we headed to West County mall so I could pick out my birthday present - new sunglasses!

Then... Rian took me to the Kitchen Conservatory in Clayton for dinner!  It was a couples cooking class where we got to cook the meal ourselves!  It was so "us".  We love to cook and we love to eat!  And best of all it was a "Cinco de Mayo" theme menu!  

It was such a great birthday!