Tuesday, August 14, 2012

36 Weeks

Weeks total: 36
What's new: I saw a new doctor this week that assured me that the 30 lbs I have gained are completely normal (compared to my previous doctor) and I was tested for Group B Strep. I had it with my first pregnancy so I'm praying I don't have to deal with the stress of GBS this time. We get the results at my 38 week appointment.
Food cravings: Pasta! 
Stretch Marks: Thankfully none! I am terrified of those purple lines I see others with!!
What I miss: SLEEP! I've tried the couch and the bed and getting an entire nights sleep has never been so difficult! I wont ever take sleeping for granted again.
Baby movement: A ton, he seems to want out!
Sickness: None
Sleep: hahahahahaha!
Rings: On
Mood: Anxious!
Gender: Little man

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

35 Weeks

Weeks total: 35
What's new: Contractions! Ive been experiencing plenty of Braxton Hicks in preparation for Baby M’s arrival! 
Food cravings: None
Stretch Marks: Nope
What I miss: Clothes! I have been trying not to purchase many items since its so close to the end but Im finding it hard to fit it many of the tops I have! Workout clothes and dresses have been my go to outfit.
Baby movement: quite low and quite a bit!
Sickness: A of bit dizziness
Sleep: Not much!
Rings: On
Mood: Not so much of a morning person anymore with all this lack of sleep!
Gender: a Mr.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

34 Weeks

Weeks total: 34
What's new: I am so excited to have my sister visiting! She will be here until after I have the baby. Its nice having someone to help do the small things through out the day and keep me company! 
Food cravings: Mexican food...Probably because I saw a commercial!
Stretch Marks: Nothing new that I can see! Im so thankful I don't have those huge purple marks! Those scare me!
What I miss: The ease of getting around. Just sitting in the car is uncomfortable. Ill definitely appreciate how easy it is to do things once Im not pregnant! 
Baby movement: He rolls like a wave! My husbands favorite part about pregnancy! He loves watching the baby move all over the place. You can see it from across the room its so intense!
Sickness: None
Sleep: Making it work with MANY pillows
Rings: On
Mood: So excited just thinking about what baby M will look like and just how big hes going to get! 
Gender: Baby boy

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

33 Weeks

Weeks total: 33
What's new: We found out that the baby is head down! I've been so stressed that the baby wasn't going to turn but thankfully he's head down! One less thing to stress.
Food cravings: Burgers...the only good burger is quite the drive down South so I have yet to feed that craving!
Stretch Marks: None
What I miss: Being comfortable! Baby is in my ribs most of the day!
Baby movement: A whole lot going on!
Sickness: Nope
Sleep: Pretty great
Rings: On
Mood: Excited! 
Gender: Baby boy

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

32 Weeks

Weeks total: 32
What's new: Went in for my 32 week appointment and the doctor says Im measuring big! Had a scan done and every part of the baby is measuring over a week ahead. I don't know if i should be excited he's big and healthy or scared because he's so big! :) 
Food cravings: None
Stretch Marks: None
What I miss: Is school a good one? I've notice I dont have as much patience as I once had! Ill be very happy once my son starts school and has all of his friends to play with!
Baby movement: Up high and down low!! 
Sickness: None
Sleep: Ive been trying to do more yoga before bed and that has definitely been helping my back through the night!
Rings: On
Mood: So happy
Gender: Baby boy

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

31 Weeks

Weeks total: 31
What's new: Getting bigger as the days go on!
Food cravings: None

Stretch Marks: None
What I miss: Cant think of anything...I miss my memory
Baby movement: He a night owl!
Sickness: None
Sleep: Usually taking a nap after the gym everyday now! 
Rings: On
Mood: Excited! 
Gender: Little boy blue

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

30 Weeks

Weeks total: 30
What's new: We spent a nice HOT day at the 4th celebration and it was the first time I really felt pregnant! I was tired so quickly from the heat and my feet were killing me! 
Food cravings: None

Stretch Marks: None
What I miss: Clothes that fit!  
Baby movement: Constant!
Sickness: None
Sleep: Pretty regular with maybe 1 wake up
Rings: On
Mood: Exhausted
Gender: Boy

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

29 Weeks

HOLY TAN! I've been spending my mornings walking to the gym and after I have completed my workout I spend about an hour outside at the pool during swim lessons before walking home. When I saw this photo it really shows how much sun I get! (And I just realized I drew the WRONG squash!)

Weeks total: 29
What's new: We are in the process of getting the baby's room together and cannot wait to finish all the little details.
Food cravings: None.
Stretch Marks: None
What I miss: SLEEP! 
Baby movement: Mostly in the evening or when Im trying to get some sleep! Feels like he wants out now!
Sickness: None
Sleep: I seem to wake 4 or 5 times thru out the night to readjust! 
Rings: On
Mood: Excited! 
Gender: Baby boy

Monday, June 18, 2012

28 Weeks

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We are moving things in the baby room so this photo is a bit different...and it was taken by my 5 year old!

Weeks total: 28
What's new: Numb legs! Im noticing that sometimes thru out the day and during the night my left leg goes numb! Baby must enjoy laying on those nerves! 
Food cravings: None.
Stretch Marks: None
What I miss: SLEEP! Back to tossing and turning thru out the night!
Baby movement: Tons and VERY noticeable and such cute hiccups! 
Sickness: None
Sleep: What's sleep?
Rings: On
Mood: Motivated and happy! 
Gender: Baby boy

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

27 Weeks

Weeks total: 27
What's new: My belly button is starting to pop! 
Food cravings: Always chocolate in the evenings
Stretch Marks: None
What I miss: Definitely my hips not aching. Ive been feeling quite sore lately
Baby movement: Mostly in the evenings 
Sickness: None, more tired than evening
Sleep: Pretty good
Rings: On
Mood: Happy! 
Gender: Baby boy

Thursday, June 7, 2012

End of PreK!

                                    Today was Joeys last day of Preschool! I cannot believe how fast this year has gone. Next time he steps into school he'll be entering kindergarten, riding the bus, and he'll have baby brother! I feel as though we couldn't have planned it better- Im due right as school starts so adjusting to having a newborn at home wont be too hard on Joey since he'll be in school for most of the day and Ill have some time to get used to it as well!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

26 weeks

Weeks total: 26
What's new: I feel like I have a monkey hanging from my ribs! 
Food cravings: Nothing lately
Stretch Marks: None
What I miss: Clothes that fit! All of my regular t-shirts are now becoming a bit tight and my skin must be changing because I cant stand anything too clingy.
Baby movement: Tons! He is so active, I keep saying he feels like he's going to run right out of me! 
Sickness: None
Sleep: Pretty good
Rings: On
Mood: Happy! 
Gender: Baby boy

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

25 Weeks

Weeks total: 25
What's new: Energy out the whazoo! I've been cooking, baking and exercising! I have the energy to cook a new recipe, clean it up then get the urge to bake something right after! Anyone that knows me knows I HATE to bake. I love this new side of pregnancy! (Ive also noticed an increase in my tan! The perks of living on an island I guess!)
Food cravings: Sushi...whats new!
Stretch Marks: None
What I miss: Not having something jamming me in my ribs all day! 
Baby movement: So much, he baby is quite the night owl!
Sickness: None
Sleep: All night long...(Yes, Im singing the song!)
Rings: On
Mood: Happy! 
Gender: Baby boy

(I just realized it looks like Im wearing the same stuff as last week...Im not. )

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

24 Weeks

Weeks total: 24
What's new: The baby is almost 1.5 lbs! Getting bigger everyday! Doctor says Im measuring over a week ahead...hopefully this baby isn't HUGE! 
Food cravings: Iced tea! I make a new pot every day to ice!
Stretch Marks: None
What I miss: Standing up easily? lol It feels like its becoming more of a chore!
Baby movement: Tons
Sickness: Nothing other than the occasional headache
Sleep: Descent. I need a couple pillows surrounding me!
Rings: On
Mood: Happy! 
Gender: Little boy blue

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

23 Weeks

Weeks total: 23
What's new: I am full of energy and have kicked up my workouts a bit!
Food cravings: Chocolate- I cant eat it during the day so I always forget to buy it...then Im craving it every night!
Stretch Marks: Nope.
What I miss: I really have been missing working out hard like I was pre pregnancy. I kind of scared myself into taking it easy the last couple months which Im now paying for!
Baby movement: Yes, even more so at night
Sickness: None
Sleep: Great. I've noticed I sleep better when I exercise...Even if its just a quick nap.
Rings: On
Mood: Happy! I feel better now than I have in months!
Gender: Baby boy!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Nursery ideas

Now that we know the gender of Baby M we get to start planning the nursery! We have always lived near the beach so I knew I had to do a nautical themed nursery. I love the calming effect that dark blues have and all the fun little items to make it come together.  One thing I couldnt decide on was the type of rocker/recliner I wanted to do in the room. We are looking for something we both can use and feel relaxed in- I have yet to find a glider that is actually comfortable. Hopefully finding everything wont be too difficult living on a tiny island!

Nautical Love

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

22 Weeks

Weeks total: 22
What's new: Feeling tons of kicks and movement! Especially in the evening.
Food cravings: Peanut butter and eggs...not together though!
Stretch Marks: None
What I miss: A flat stomach...and getting off the couch with ease!
Baby movement: All day long, I am loving it!
Sickness: A bit of congestion which has been ongoing.
Sleep: Off and on through out the night
Rings: On
Mood: Energetic
Gender: A little mister!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

21 weeks

Weeks total: 21
What's new: I can FINALLY start to really shop!
Food cravings: None
Stretch Marks: Nope.
What I miss: Running!
Baby movement: Yes, even more so at night
Sickness: None
Sleep: Great
Rings: On
Mood: Tired
Gender: A BOY!!! So excited!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A Little Mister!


We are so excited to announce that our new addition is a BOY! When I went in for my ultrasound I told the tech that we wanted it to be a surprise so he wouldn't tell us. Everything went well as he looked over the baby from head to toe and showed us all 10 fingers and toes! Seeing those little hiccups on the screen made me so happy! He was quite the little mover! 

My wonderful husband got everything ready for the big surprise reveal, he knows how much I LOVE surprises and I could not wait!!! After a bit of rain (which explains my hair situation) we were able to get some amazing shots to share with our family and friends! These photos really make my heart leap. The surprise was well worth the wait! 

Our son Joey is beyond excited and did not stop talking about all the stuff he was going to show and teach his new little brother...including that he now had someone to clean his room for him! He also suggested that we name him Mordecai- We told him we would think about it! When we were doing our reveal we wanted Joey to be so much apart of it and after we saw the balloons he wanted to do it again!  I just know Joey is going to be the best big brother and little helper ever!                                                                     

Its a...

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Lovin' it!

1. Julep! I am so in love with this line of nail products. I receive my box once a month and its like Christmas {especially when they send chocolate} The colors are tailored to my specific personality and can be changed up at any time! 
2. Nivea lip balm. My lips have been so dry lately! Could be that I keep by house at a breezy 60 degrees! This leaves a nice clear tint that looks great and feels even better!
3. My ridgebacks. We just adopted another one this past week. Misty is getting along with our family perfectly and I am loving that she gets to know and watch our family grow along with us!
4. Keurig. She is always there for me. Whether its that 5am morning coffee or 3pm cup of tea- I can always count on her to make the perfect cup!
5. Silhouette burner by Scentsy. I burn one a day thru out the day and love how it wakes me up! It can feel like winter one day and summer the next!
6. Julep hand scrub and brightener. Makes my skin feel refreshed and hydrated!

20 Weeks

Weeks total: 20
What's new: ONE more week of waiting to find out what we are having! 
Food cravings: Cheese
Stretch Marks: Nope.
What I miss: "Non achy" joints! I feel like rigamortis is setting in!
Baby movement: YES! Right after last weeks post I started to feel movement! Baby M loves to keep me up at night!
Sickness: None
Sleep: Off and on-Im back to napping during the day
Rings: On
Mood: Energetic!
Gender: Unknown...until next week {fingers crossed!}

Saturday, April 14, 2012

19 Weeks

Weeks total: 19
What's new:  Baby's heart rate is 130s = boy? 
Food cravings: Cajun food and cannolis!!!
Stretch Marks: None
What I miss: A day without headaches
Baby movement: None. Praying it happens this week!
Sickness: None
Sleep: Almost back to normal
Rings: On
Mood: Full of energy!
Gender: Unknown

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Beach baby

Thankfully over the past week or so I've had more energy than I have had in the last 4 months! The best part is that I'm able to stand being in the sun. I've spent a couple days relaxing at the beach and getting some color! This is the upside to living on an island that is around 85 degrees 365 days a year. Hopefully baby M loves the beach just as much as we do!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

18 Weeks

Weeks total: 18
What's new: I make my "appointment to make the appoinment for the anatomy scan" this week! They do things crazy over here. 
Food cravings: Corn Chowder.
Stretch Marks: None.
What I miss: Tanning at the beach comfortably! My back is killing me when I lay on it!
Baby movement: None...hopefully soon.
Sickness: None
Sleep: Great!
Rings: On
Mood: Happy!
Gender: Unknown

Monday, April 2, 2012

17 Weeks

Weeks total: 17
What's new:  I can breathe! My allergies have cleared up about 80%. I have also been able to stand being outside. I spent 4 days in a row at the beach!
Food cravings: A really good sandwich.
Stretch Marks: None.
What I miss: Food from the States!
Baby movement: None :(
Sickness: Only at weird smells
Sleep: Getting my 8 hours!
Rings: On
Mood: Happy and full of energy!
Gender: Unknown
{As you can see I have not found a permanent place for the board...}

Friday, March 30, 2012

16 Weeks

Weeks total: 16
What's new:  FINALLY getting some energy back!
Food cravings: None...Eating a lot of yogurt though!
Stretch Marks: None.
What I miss: A day where my allergies aren't bothering me!
Baby moves: None yet.
Sickness: Nope!
Sleep: Getting my 8 hours!
Rings: On
Mood: Happy!
Gender: Unknown

Saturday, March 24, 2012


For the past 6 months I've been searching garage sales for furniture to refinish and add to our home. Within the last month I have found 3 pieces that I will hopefully get a makeover to fit the baby's nursery. Ill post my before photos and hopefully get some ideas of what Id like to do with them! The possibilities are endless...Even on this tiny island! Ive been leaning more towards the grey/white/yellow color scheme (since Im so impatient when it comes to waiting to see what were having) and this would be perfect for either gender! Who knows...every time I look at pinterest I get more ideas and change my mind!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Modern baby

I recently bought one of these bad boys for our new addition. This has been on my "baby wish list" since before we started trying! The 5 settings it offers mimic actual movements parents make- no crazy fast swinging or random shaking! There is also an ipod hookup, reclining options and speed settings that make having this 1 product worth the hefty price tag...it is also worth all the other random baby machines we now DONT have to purchase. I cannot wait to put this to use! Now Im in search of a stroller...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

14 Weeks

Weeks total: 14
What's new:  Definitely a more noticeable stomach ...especially at the end of the day! It is also harder!
Food cravings: Chocolate cake!
Stretch Marks: None.
What I miss: 8hrs undisturbed Sleep!
Baby moves: Not yet.
Sickness: Finally none!
Sleep: Much better this week
Rings: On
Mood: Happy/moody...depends!
Gender: Unknown
{And once we get this chalkboard hung in its permanent spot Ill be so very happy!}

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Photo op!

For our announcement photos I knew there was only one person I would want taking them! Roxie took our family photos for our Christmas cards last year and once I found out I was expecting Roxie and I started brainstorming ideas on how I would tell everyone! These are a couple from the session. She is so talented and knows just how to capture the perfect shot! I wouldn't want anyone else taking them!                                                       

13 Weeks

Weeks total: 13
What's new:  My allergies...they are driving me crazy! On a good note our dog Marley is here...more incentive to continue my morning walks!! (a bit of her is seen in the photo)
Food cravings: A good burger! Living overseas makes having a craving so much worse! I cant have what I want when I want it!
Stretch Marks: None.
What I miss: Sleep!
Baby moves: Not yet.
Sickness: Meat.
Sleep: Not thru the night...Tossing and turning, hot and cold!
Rings: On
Mood: Groggy...My allergies have been really bad this week! Every morning I feel like my face is being weighed down. 2 showers a day and still no relief!
Gender: Unknown