Monday, July 14, 2014

31 Weeks!

Yea, so I've slacked just a wee bit on these updates. I can't say I haven't had the time, because I have. Just been doing other things I suppose!



  • How far along are you? 31 weeks
  • How I'm feeling: Typical third trimester complaints... back hurts, feet get swollen if I'm not chugging water constantly. 
  • Total weight gain:  I hit 23 pounds this week. I have an appointment tomorrow, so we'll see if I'm doing alright. I think I am, because I haven't even hit the low end of the range my OBs want me at. 
  • How big is baby? A pineapple! Mind blowing. 
  • Boy or girl?: boy!!! :) Samuel Oliver
  • Maternity clothes: Believe it or not this is a non-maternity shirt. Target Merona T's for the win! I can still wear my non-maternity shorts with the belly band. So it's still a good mix of maternity and non. I might go buy some leggings here soon, especially for back to school time. 
  • Wedding Rings: I'm down to just wearing my wedding band. Which stinks, because my anniversary gift was a matching wedding band to complete my set. It's just not worth fighting to take them off!
  • Sleep: Can't tell you the last time I've slept through the night. I take a nap every day though and that helps give me energy. 
  • Best moment this week: Seeing the nursery come together! I'll try and post pictures when we're done.
  • Worst moment: Crazy lady throwing her coffee at my car at Publix?? Plus there are moments when I'm unsure how much I feel him and that freaks me out. 
  • Movement: I think he has a pattern, but it's hard to tell. He kicks up a storm after I eat or drink a lot. Cool but weird to see my belly ripple!
  • Food cravings: Nothing. Blows your mind right? If I see something I want, then I ask for it. Like an ice cream bar. But once I get it, I'm good. No need to go out and buy more ice cream bars!
  • Food aversions: Still veggies. Trying to sneak them into various meals. 
  • Miss anything?: A good old Coke. and a deli sandwich that's not heated. I already told J that my post delivery meal needs to be a Subway Black Forest Ham and Turkey on Honey Wheat with a Cherry Coke. :)
  • Belly button in or out:  Belly button is still in. Amazingly. 
  • What I am thankful for: J. He's just been so incredibly supportive. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside!
  • What I'm looking forward to: My shower is on Saturday. Can't wait to see what my mom and her bff have planned!

  • 9 weeks until we meet little guy! I cannot wait. :)

    Saturday, July 12, 2014

    One year...

    So I can't sleep. Pretty common ailment among pregnant women, especially in the third trimester. I figured I'd do something while I am awake, so why not write about today?

    One year ago, this happened:


    ONE YEAR AGO. It's so mind-blowing to me when I think about that. At this time, one year ago, I couldn't sleep either. I was too darn excited to get the day going. Wondering how everything would fall into place. Hoping that my wedding would be everything I wanted it to be.

    So many people tell you things might not happen how you want it to... but for J and I we got exactly what we wanted. A celebration of us and the best party ever!


    Now I suppose here's where I tell you how crazy this year has been, how hard, and what I've learned. And all of that is true. The year flew by, we had some tough moments, and I've learned a lot about myself and J. But it's been 100% worth it. I'm forever grateful and feel so damn lucky to call J my husband. (and cue the tears, thanks pregnancy hormones!) In about two months, I know I am going to be feeling lucky that he's our little boy's dad.

    So here's to celebrating today and looking forward to many, many more anniversaries together!


    Thursday, July 3, 2014

    Life update!

    Man it's been awhile since I've written here! No particular reason, just haven't been around a computer enough to type something up. Let's update shall we?

    J, my family and I (minus my brother) took a trip to Puerto Rico! By far my favorite trip there yet. My family is a group of the most caring people and made sure we had a blast!


    That would be J and I in front of one of the waterfalls in the rainforest. We saw lots of fun things and ate a ton of yummy food!

    Pregnancy is going well. I will be 30 weeks on Monday... say what?? That would mean ten weeks until the big day. This pregnancy has really flown by. We've been taking Bradley birth classes, which have eased my fears of childbirth a ton. It's been nice to get to know other couples too.

    I'm at the point of my pregnancy where I will be seeing my doctors every two weeks. We took a hospital tour and I think we made a great choice in having the delivery at The Family Birth Place at St Vincent's Southside. We have another growth scan next week, and maybe we will be able to get another shot of baby boy's cute face!


    Oh and did I mention he has a name?


    I've also been working on a few things for the nursery. I saw these art prints at Pottery Barn Kids, but they were sold out of most of them and kind of pricey:


    So I decided to make my own:


    I think they came out great! Plus WAY cheaper and a lot more fun to do.

    Our house is coming along too. We have a contractor coming out to do our backsplash for our kitchen and another to finish up the drywall in the dining room. My project next week is to order photos and prints for our gallery wall in the living room. Oh and find a rug too!

    So that's life in a nutshell. I hope everyone has a fabulous Fourth of July!!!