Tuesday, May 26, 2009

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Little GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yep, that's right, come October we will have a sweet little girl in our arms and we can't wait!!!!!! We couldn't be more excited. Shocked (because I was convinced it was a little boy-and so was everyone else) but ECSTATIC!!!!!!! Today I had my 20 week appointment and we met our little baby girl!

So you know what that means??? SHOPPING CAN BEGIN!! And I can't wait! I have always been a shopoholic (I take after my mother and my daughter will, I'm sure, take after me)! She is sure to be one of the best dressed babies on the block! :) She got her first outfit today from her Grammy (my mom). It is adorable. I will have to post pics later!

The ultrasound technician had a hard time getting her to open her legs to which her dad replied "That's ok honey, you keep those little legs closed" :) I about died! But the tech said it was a girl and I was like "Huh? what??" Everyone and my dreams had me convinced it was a little boy in there. But God has blessed us with a little precious girl and I couldn't be more thrilled! She will be one loved little girl. Hubs parents have three grandsons. My dad has two grandsons and one granddaughter and one great granddaughter but this is my mom's first grandchild and she is THRILLED BEYOND WORDS! So there's much to be celebrated today! I just can't believe I have a sweet little girl, that in less than 5 moths will grace us with her presence and change our lives forever! I know the bond that I have with my mom is one of the best relationships I have and I look forward to that same bond!

I felt her move for the first time this weekend and I was so excited. According to "What to Expect When Expecting" she should be 6.5 inches long and weight 10 ounces. Well our little bundle of joy weighs 12.5 ounces and is 7 inches long! Right on track and growing like a weed!
I just wanted to share the news with you girls :) Thank you for all of your prayers and continued sweet comments and emails! You all are the best!

Here are a few pics from today's appt.

I am not announcing her name just yet, although we have decided on one :)







Thursday, May 21, 2009

Straightener

Ladies...

I need a new straightener! I have no idea what to get. I have heard great things about Chi Straighteners and several others but I am THE MOST INDECISIVE PERSON EVER! I am willing to invest in a good one. I loved the last one I had. It worked for about 4 years but I am ready for something new and GOOD! I have naturally straight as a board hair but the ends do this funky wave thing so it's really just for the ends :) HELP!

I am open to any and all suggestions!

What is your fave?? What is the cost?? And where can I find the fabulousness?

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

What were we thinking?

So when we got bought our house, we knew there was work to be done. So little by little, we have made some progress! However, Monday we decided to tackle our next project...

OH MY! WHAT WERE WE THINKING!!!!!!!!!!!

You see, the master bathroom is made up of two rooms. One room has the vanity and sink and the other has a standing sink and the shower and toilet! Well, this room was painted a not so cute green color and really didn't go with the flow of the house. So I knew I wanted to paint it, I just wasn't sure what color. Well after living there a few weeks, I noticed that something strange was happening...

IS THAT WALLPAPER COMING OFF????????? Yes sir it was. So I told Hubs that had to come down so we could paint. And I thought since it was already peeling off it would come off so easy!

WRONG!

So... we were already into it because we had peeling some edges. It stopped coming off so easy!!!!!! And Hubs may have let some cuss words fly (and me too-a few)! I might have gotten so frustrated last night that I almost started crying. And have I mentioned that it's not on every wall, just the entire small room where the shower is and one wall where the sink and vanity is! SO WEIRD! The bathroom is a hot mess!!!!!!! That's where I get ready every morning. It's where I get clean and it's so filthy with pieces of wallpaper everywhere. I keep telling myself that it will get done eventually and look great but you see, I am not a patient person by trade... least patient person I know! So I am smiling (trying) and scrubbing and scraping my heart out trying to get it done as fast as possible.

I called Sherwin Williams today and asked them if they had any suggestions or if they rented out steamers for wallpaper. The guy giggled and we talked for a while about getting wallpaper down and what a pain in the ass it was! He then told me, "If you and your husband are still married after this project, you have a good thing going!" I died laughing!!! :) And it's true, my husband gets frustrated with the best of them and I have ZERO patience so it will make for an interesting little renovation but it guaranteed to look FAB when we are finished... here's what we got so far... HOTT MESSSSSSSSS!







Monday, May 18, 2009

Touching! YAY or NAY?

GREAT quote from Tori Spelling! I can sooooo relate (the the 1st part anyway)! And I worry about the 2nd part! I am liable to SLAP SOMEONE :) ha

"During both pregnancies, people touched my belly a lot. I would never do that to a pregnant woman—it's a personal thing. And if I did, I'd say, 'Your belly is so cute, can I touch it?' But when fans do it, I couldn't say, 'Please don't touch,' because then it would be 'What a bitch!' At a certain point, I just decided that [my second baby] Stella was getting a lot of love in there. After I'd given birth to Stella, some woman at the market grabbed my belly and asked when I was due. When she had the flab in her hand, she realized her mistake. And the first time I went out after I had Liam, the paparazzi were around and I remember trying to hold my stomach in, even though my muscles were shot to hell, because it's not like they want a story, 'Look at the happy couple, they just had a baby' they want, 'Do you see her stomach? We thought she already had the baby.' But I always say the weeklies build you up to tear you down. It's a funny cycle. The week before they were asking, 'Is she too thin?' they showed a picture of me in a bikini on the beach saying I looked great."


- Tori Spelling tells Cookie magazine

Friday, May 15, 2009

It's BUMP day

Well ladies, just so you all don't think I am lying when I say I am not really showing, I thought I would share my first bump pics with you on the beautiful (well at least here in GA) Friday afternoon!

I am 18 weeks, 5 days today! Sunday I will officially be 19 weeks and in 11 days, we find out what we are having! Either a sweet little boy or a princess of a girl :) Either way this child will be loved beyond measures and raised in a good ol' southern Christian household! WE CAN'T WAIT!

We do have names picked out, but I won't be sharing those just yet! I have no idea about nursery ideas. I have a few boy things in my head but I am just not sure about a little girl!
People keep asking me, "Do you think it's a girl or boy?" Honestly, I am really not sure. I have had dreams of a boy (twice) but the heartbeat was 154 so everyone keeps saying "Oh it's a girl!" But I don't buy into that wives tale because I know several people who's sweet little boys were basically running a marathon! We just want a healthy sweet baby! Either gender will be thrilling and a blessing!

As far as my bump is concerned, it's growing... and I am officially grown out of my pre-pregnancy jeans. I bought a Bella Band and can wear my normal pants and skirts (well my 10s anyway) with the Bella Band! But I do have a couple of pairs of pregnancy pants and dresses. And I am enjoying wearing those LOTS with my new expansion! ha

But here are my belly pics ladies :) Have a fabulous weekend. I will be working on my house all weekend!!! Lots of progress will be made! Hugs girls!

PS-Be looking for a post next week about my pregnancy workouts! It was a tough transition but I am making it :)



This was 17 weeks! (Pardon my nastiness-just home from the gym)

18.5 weeks here! My bump is starting to appear but it's not really noticeable yet!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Beach Wedding and Beanie Update

After getting the great news that our Quad Screen came back negative, I was thrilled!
I don't know if I ever actually said that we decided to go ahead and do that on my blog or not but we did! It took one week to get our results and they told me "No news is good news!" So I waited one week and had no news so I thought that was GREAT but to be on the sure/safe side I called to make sure! After being on hold (stomach churning) for 5 minutes the nurse informed me that in fact the text was negative! WHEW! It was great to hear! I was never really worried. I knew that God would prepare us for what we needed to be but I thought "why not" for the test and I am glad we did it!

Bump news: It's beginning to pop out more so expect a picture this week :) YAY! It's still not huge and it's not very defined but I am seeing a difference, my coworkers are seeing a difference so you can be the judge :) And see if you see one! (My pants can tell a difference and THANK GOODNESS for the Bella Band)!

Hubs and I headed off to Destin, FL Thursday night for a wedding! We enjoyed a long day on the beach and got some much needed sun. Then Thursday night we headed to our FAVE restaurant in Destin, McGuires, and then to putt putt and then bowl! Neither of which I was any good at. Not on my A-game at all!

Saturday we went back to the beach and my parents got into town around 1:00 so my mom joined us on the beach while my dad napped. The wedding was at 6:00 so we got there at 5:00. The girl that got married, J, was my very best friend from the time I was 14 til about 16 or 17. She is 3 years older than me and she is also the (ok try to follow) daughter of my brother's girlfriend (might as well be wife)! So she is kind of like family! She was a beautiful bride. I got a few pics from the weekend to share :)

Hope all you mothers and mothers to be had a great Mother's Day! :) You all deserve it! Hubs, Dansby and Daizy got me some beautiful flowers and the sweetest cards. I can't believe this time next year I will be holding my baby in my arms for Mother's Day! So surreal :)

Pics from the weekend :)
Before our night out Friday!

Putt putt :)

Hubs and his plaid shorts rockin the bowling shoes!

Before the wedding!

Me and my parents before the wedding!

My brother and the mother of the bride!

The surprise groom's cake from the bride. It was a replica of his guitar!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Shop til ya drop!

That's what my mom and I did Friday night! And it was fun... a little disappointed with the selection of maternity clothes, but we had fun and I found some good basics and a few really cute things! Some of which I can't find online because they were on sale but here's what I could find! I promised I would share so here we go...

These jeans I ended up having to order because they didn't carry them in the store. I got them from apeainthepod.com after trying some similar ones on in the store.


I got this cute little top from Gap in coral and Navy :) It was comfy and cute and on sale so why not...


This is the precious dress from Gap I got in black. It is super comfy and it was on sale so that's a plus :)



I got this for fun because well... it's sooo me!


I got this top, it's not maternity but I got it in a Large so I can wear it longer. I just thought it was sooo cute and comfy!


I got some pants VERY similar to these but can't find them online. They came from A Pea in the Pod also. Comfy doesn't begin to describe them! And mine were only $40.


I got a couple of these from Old Navy for layering under things!



And a couple of these from Gap for those super hot summer days.


I also grabbed up two of these from Old Navy to wear over things to work. I got a large so I could wear them longer!

And in NON MATERNITY purchasing news...

Check out these precious sandals I got from Victoria's Secret!


And this AMAZING necklace/scarf from Etsy store Necklush! It's just fabulous! I wore it shopping Friday and got tons of compliments!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Weekend Ramblings

Because I am having some stomach and back discomfort and this AWFUL new bra is driving me nuts, I can't focus enough to form paragraphs so today you ladies get a quick recap of the weekend :)

1. I was WRONG about being a D... I am officially a DD and I hate them! They are all in my way!

2. I bought a new bra from Victoria's Secret and I hate it too!

3. I got some super cute maternity clothes this weekend. (to be posted later)

4. I am officially addicted to Starbursts. My one and only true craving these days!

5. My stomach still hasn't POPPED! And I am ready for it to!

6. I caved and bought some 7 For All Mankind maternity jeans and can't wait to get them!

7. I spent the weekend shopping with my mom and dear friend HVF.

8. I also spent the weekend dining with them and also my dad!

9. Hubs stayed in town and worked on the house and our shutters are finally painted :) Progress!

10. Have I mentioned that my boobs are all in my way! ugh!

Hope your weekend was lovely! Sorry for the boring post. Better ones to come this week, I promise! :)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Introducing Beanie

Good morning ladies. What a week it has been.

First I want to say thank you for all of your sweet comments about My Personal Struggle! Yo all are so supportive and helpful and I am so blessed to have you all to "vent" to! :) Thank you for all of your kind words. You have no idea how comforting they were!

So, Wednesday we had our 16 week Dr appointment. I desperately wanted an ultrasound as I haven't seen my sweet little one since it was merely a bean! (Hence the name BEANIE!) We got to hear Beanie's heartbeat and at 150 they said that was great! They had no ultrasound planned but I expressed my WANT to see my baby with some arms and legs :) So they obliged and we got to see little Beanie in all her/his glory!! It was amazing!! We giggled and laughed as he/she moved all about, sucked his/her thumb and even gave us the Thinker pose! We also had the Quad Screening. We went back and forth on whether to do it or not but ultimately decided that we would. I should have results back by next Wednesday. I am not nervous. I am at peace. It's all in God's hands.

Also some good news (well I thought it was horrific) after the weighed me and I shut my eyes... I asked the Dr how much I had gained since my first appointment back in January and he said only 13 pounds. I gasped. And he laughed and said that was PERFECT! So if he thinks so, why should I argue :) So I am less stressed and beginning to embrace my pregnant body more! i promise bump pics soon, I just want to show you an actual bump and not just a pudgy stomach :) it's popping more and more so very soon :)

But today I would like to introduce to you my sweet little Beanie! We find out May 26th if Beanie will be sporting a football jersey in HS or a cheerleading outfit :) And we can't wait!


Here's my little gift from God... my sweet Beanie... (I know they aren't really clear as they are scanned in)


All curled up!

The Dr called this one the Thinker :)

Sucking his/her thumb!

Sleepy, sleepy-leave me alone :)