Thursday, February 28, 2013

32 Weeks - Squash

8 months!  I'm officially 8 months pregnant and due in just 8 weeks!

32 Weeks - Baby Ball is a Squash, here is a spaghetti squash which I hope is much bigger than he actually is right now!

This past week has been a fun one.  We went to Fort Worth to see one of Dave's childhood friends get married.  The wedding was very cute and fun.  When you can't have a glass of wine at a wedding the most exciting thing is CAKE!  And it was delicious!

Dave and Price

My mother in law, mother of the groom, and Dave

We got home on Sunday in time to see one of our friends baby girls, 1 day old.  She was so cute and it
made me so excited to have one of my own! But a boy of course :)

While I was at the hospital seeing the baby girl, Dave finished the changing table.  It looks awesome!  I can't wait to fill it with decorative baskets and start filling it with diapers!

We also found our dresser this weekend.  It's solid oak, and I'm (well, Dave is) painting it a soft green.  I love it!  Can't wait for it to be done and up there too!

So far I've gained 26 pounds which is still right on track with one pound a week!  I'm still pretty comfortable, at the end of the day am tired, but I don't feel miserably third trimester yet!

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

31 Weeks - Pineapple!

31 Weeks - Pineapple!
I do say that all the weight hit my hips and thighs this week, but not as bad as it looks in the picture!!  Black on black with these unflattering pants was possibly NOT the best idea!!

This week we checked a lot of things off the to do list!
  • Finding a Pediatrician - well, almost.  How do you know if you like a pediatrician if you don't even have a baby yet to see how the doc works in an appointment?? So.. to start off I 
    1. asked friends from the area for recommendations
    2. asked OB for recommendations
    3. checked with insurance to make sure they're In Network
    4. called and scheduled a "prenatal visit"
    5. googled them to see pictures (all doctor's pictures are HORRIBLE!!!)
    6. checked them out on HealthGrades
    7. Then we finally went and met with them.. and...
  •  Well, the first place we went I LOVED the office: bright colors everywhere, a sick entrance, a well entrance, a newborn waiting room.. awesome.  I liked the doctor, but I wasn't sold on her.  She didn't do/say anything bad, but I wasn't blown away.  The second place I went, the office was okay - no sick/well entrance, huge waiting room with lots of toys (germs!!), but I really liked the doctor!  He has kids, dogs,  does triathalons, loves schedules and is pretty blunt about putting you and baby on a schedule - yay!, and answers all of his own phone calls, no nurse is calling you back, he calls you back!  I felt he was so personable, but a friend goes there and doesn't think he's personable.. I'm confused.  What if our kid is with this person for the next 18 years?!  What am I supposed to look for in a pediatrician??  I think I'll meet with one more person and decide. Right now, I like the personable/schedule following guy best.
  • Curtains for nursery - we got them! yay!
Target curtains in Green - I debated on the color, but I think I like this best!
  • Rug for nursery - it's the important things, right?
  • $50 at Garden Ridge, love it!
  • Crib - finally made it, and it's put together and has the adorable bedding on it that my sweet mother in law got us.
  • Baby classes - we're finally all signed up!
Things that are still in progress:
  • Changing table - has a coat of paint on it, soon it'll be up there
  • Dresser - where does everyone on Pinterest find these adorable dressers that are ready to paint?  I can't find any, or everyone in Houston wants $300 for them.. hopefully a lady calls me back today about one.
Last week was busy and good!  Friday we got to hang out with an adorable couple and their 8 week old baby. Dave is starting to look like a natural.

Saturday we got a good workout in and Dave worked on the changing table, yay!  Saturday night I had a girl's night at a friend's house.  They were selling Stella & Dot and I bought this cute gold necklace.  How long before Baby Ball rips it off my neck??

Sunday I helped with a Crossfit Teens competition.  Watching a little 7th grade girl do 15 pullups unbroken was incredible!! 

Then we enjoyed the nice day with a drive in the Camaro, a walk with the dogs, and then had 25-30 people over for a "Sip and See" of the Camaro.  I of course took ZERO pictures... oops.

How Far Along: 31 weeks
Size of the Baby: pineapple
Maternity Clothes:  Yep, lots of workout clothes and lots of sundresses with leggings this week
Stretch marks: None!
Weight gain/loss: 24 pounds, keeps happening at 1 pound a week!
Sleep: yes, but lots of potty breaks
Best Moment of the Week: lots of time with friends before baby!
Movement:  He's really moving!! (especially after sugar..)
Symptoms: hips are starting to ache (I'm "waddling" according to coworkers), swelling some, I feel pregnant :(
Food Cravings: butter.. yep, I love toast, etc right now
Gender: BOY!
Belly Button in or out: out, it's been out since I swear I gained 2 pounds.
Anything making you queasy or sick: No, thank goodness and I think the heartburn was caused by acidic foods
Labor Signs: Nope! But, I don't know if I would know them if I did..
Wedding ring on or off: It's still on sometimes.  I get nervous and take it off and don't put it back it on until I'm sure I'm not swollen.
What I miss: not much right now, I'm just excited about baby!  I do miss being my normal self though, not pregnant.
What I am looking forward to: meeting him!!
Nursery: We have a crib and curtains!! Can't wait for the dresser and changing table soon!
Emotions: Happy!!
Stupid things I have done: After the BBQ I left the vanilla cake with icing on the counter, Buddy (our 2 year old dog) licked all the icing off the top.  To most people that wouldn't be a big deal, but when you're pregnant, you're really sad that the cake is in the trash and you can't have that cake!!!!!
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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

30 Weeks - Cucumber

30 weeks - 3/4 of the way there, yay!!  Cucumber!

This weekend we had 2 birthdays and a wedding shower and I got a couple of GREAT workouts in but I still got bored on Sunday.  So I started on the nursery even more..

I'm really hoping our Thank You cards come in the mail this week, remember these from our wedding??

I think this year's for the baby shower are even cuter....

Right now I think I've gained 22 pounds which is the same as last week.  Maybe I'm up to 23 now, not sure.  This week we have another doc appointment and we're interviewing pediatricians.  We'll also hopefully get into the hospital for a visit/class!

I'm still feeling good, working out and all, but... I have heartburn!  It always comes after eating too much or I think after eating one of my favorites - hot pickled okra.  We'll see what the actual culprit is.

Since not too much is going on here's a list of my pregnancy must haves.  These are the things I can't live without:

Good flats!  Although I did wear heels for a friend's birthday the other night.  I've spent the last 6 months in flats.  Remember the leg cramps in the middle night?! Not worth it!!  Therefore, I've needed some super cute ones!  Here are my favorites of right now:

Tory Burch Reva Red flats (luckily we have a Tory Burch outlet in Houston!)

Sperry Annabelle Leopard - they go with EVERYTHING!

Toms - perfect to run around in

Hot pickled okra, although I think it's causing heartburn :(

Almonds - perfect to snack on

Tervis Water bottle to stay hydrated.  It keeps the ice from melting and doesn't spill since I'm so clumsy.

Target and Old Navy Clearance racks for all my maternity clothes

Lululemon Astro pants

Lululemon Studio pants - I LOVE THEM

Crossfit, I swear that's why I still feel SOO good

Dave - nothing beats a supportive husband

What to Expect When You're Expecting - I swear this book is a life saver!

half and half coffee - I watch my caffeine intake and get to drink my coffee :)

cocoa butter - no stretch marks so far!

Does anybody else have some must haves that I'm missing?!

And guess what showed up today?! Dave's Camaro!!!

That's one happy husband!!
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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Feeling Crafty!

So while Dave was gone this weekend I decided to "nest", well, maybe I was just bored?  So I made these super cute signs for Baby Ball's room!

To go with the forest theme I made these two:

For the James one I started with all this from Michael's (don't forget the 40% off coupon and the 15% teacher discount!!)
Then painted it yellow.

They stenciled on the animals.

After a couple coats of that it got the stencils of letters.  I use painters tape to keep them in place.

Then to add a little more touch I outlined it all in Sharpie!  I think it's ADORABLE!

For the other one, because remember that my husband is a "manly man" according to everyone at my last baby shower which was evident when they made collages of him in camo shooting things.  So this one is about shooting things with antlers.  I put a moose on it because I have the moose from my dad when I was little that will go in the nursery.

Started with everything from Michael's again (it's Sunday, Hobby Lobby is closed..)

Then painted it orange.

Then added the stencils of moose, moon, star.

After 3 coats of yellow I added the stencils for letters in two segments because I didn't have enough. Don't foget the painters tape!

This one had lots of mess ups which the Sharpie covers perfectly!! The nursery is gray so I used a silver sharpie to pull it all together.

What do you think? I can't wait to hang them up!!
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