Sorry I have been MIA lately!! I have been preoccupied by something... what you ask?
Somewhere In Between Us By Mojito Maven!!
Let me say, I don't read. I have never enjoyed reading all that much. I love me some magazines, but never made time for reading. I have read some fabulous books and always say I need to read more but I never make time to do it!
This book had me so wound up, I cried. YES, I cried 3 or 4 times. I guess pregnancy and a good book and some emotional reading = tears from me :) I have to say that my friend MM is so talented and she is a WONDERFUL writer. I don't do book reviews because, well, I don't read :) But this is seriously one of the best things I have ever read. The plot, the characters, the storyline... FABULOUS FABULOUS FABULOUS! All of it!
So if you have time, head on over and check out Somewhere In Between Us! I promise you once you start, you won't be able to stop!!! I am craving that next chapter!
I knew MM was a cool chick, a great friend and one hell of a blogger, but I had no idea she was such a talented and spectacular writer!! Head on over now to check out her blog and her book!
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Sorry I have been MIA lately!! I have been preoccupied by something... what you ask?
Friday, July 24, 2009
Ladies (and maybe a few gentleman)... the time has come... I am officially in my 3rd trimester! YIPPEE! So with this comes MANY new things! For the most part, my pregnancy has been absolutely the closest thing to perfect I could ever have imagined. No sickness, no nausea, none of the HORRID things I had read about. Other than BAD sleepiness the first, oh say, 22 weeks or so, it's been absolutely wonderful! A pure blessing. I know I struggled with my weight at first, but I am embracing my "puffiness" more everyday and I know this sweet little girl I am carrying is all the reason for it! Well, her and a few candy bars and ice cream probably :)
So far I have gained 36 lbs! YEP. I told you that! ha! 36!!!! It's a scary number to me because my original goal was only to gain around 35 total! I still have 11 weeks to go so obviously my goal is out the window. That's ok. I will bounce back in no time! Probably looking like 45-50, but hey, that's ok. It's for a good cause right! however, my Dr does want me to watch it because he doesn't want me to get Preeclampsia. So I am trying to be better about watching what I put in my mouth! I mean hello some of the weight is inevitable, right?
Along with this 36 extra pounds I am carrying is a 3.5 pound baby! YES, I said it! 3.5 POUNDS! At this point she should be around 2-2.5 lbs. But not my big girl :) We got to see her for the last time until her arrival in October, on Tuesday. She did not want us to see her face, she kept her hands up the whole time! But we did get a glimpse of those precious cheeks :)
So along with my journey into the 3rd (and FINAL) trimester, a few things have changed for me! Along with a FAST growing bump (see pic below for proof) here are a few things that are rapidly changing:
- Harder to shave my legs and pretty much impossible to shave my "whooha"
- Harder to sit down and get up! I need a push and a pull most days!
- My belly is itching like crazy
- I have resorted to biweekly pedicures due to not being able to lift my legs up high enough to do it myself :)
- ALM is kicking me like crazy. It's amazing!
- My tailbone feels like I busted my butt while skating :)
- And my feet have OFFICIALLY begun swelling, however, I am still wearing my heels and wedges :) YEPPERS!
- My emotional craziness just kicked in recently. Mood swings are here and they are rampant!
- Things all over are swelling!
- Finally, people are saying "You're pregnant!??! When are you due?" So they don't just think I am getting chubby anymore :)
- I won't be able to wear my wedding rings too much longer. These phalanges are puffy :)
I won't bore you with more although I could go on for days :) I will leave you with this picture comparison of 25 weeks and 28 weeks. Amazing what has happened to my body in 3 weeks! I will be 29 weeks on Sunday... 11 weeks to go! HOLY BABY BATMAN! This weekend we are painting ALMs room and then we will be in the homestretch of decorating :) YAY! Have a fab weekend girls. XOXO
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
This past weekend we accomplished several BIG things that I have been wanting done for a while. I painted the master bath (pics to come) while my wonderful, sweet, hard-working husband built Addison's bookcase for her nursery!
Monday, July 20, 2009
Requesting advice!!! :)
I have my hometown baby shower in Alabama coming up on August 9th. It's being thrown by 8 hostesses! YEAH that's a lot! But I am so thankful that each of them volunteered to help throw my shower for Addison. I am beyond blessed to have such wonderful friends! I can't wait!
Now here is where your MUCH NEEDED ADVICE comes into play! With 8 hostesses obviously I can't go out and spend a lot on hostess gifts. But I want it to be something cute, unique and fun! I am open to any and all suggestions!! Obviously they are all ladies, but range in age from mid 20's to 60's! These ladies are good people and are doing a lot for me so I want to thank them in a classy, unique way!! Help me come up with a few ideas pretty please :)
I have a few idea floating around in this pregnant mind of mine :) But I want to hear what you ladies have done for your hostesses, gotten as a hostess gift or just what you think would be a great idea!! Thanks for helping this scatter brained pregnant woman out :)
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I had a busy/crazy, but good, weekend. More details on that later! But just so you know what's coming... we finally completed the master bathroom! Whooooo! :) And Adam got Addison's bookcase built and it is BEAUTIFUL!! Pics to come.
She said her favorite thing on the A. Tierney website was "those bangles are so pretty! what a fun giveaway! I need that tote : )"
I hope you enjoy your tote girl. I was excited to see your name when I was counting! This is perfect for you! Email me with your shipping address and A. Tierney will mail your bag directly to you! Yay!
Happy Monday girls!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
So I have mentioned several times that we are renovating several different things around our house right?
After: Isn't it bright and fun??
And don't forget to sign up for my GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
I am so excited to share with you an awesome company called A. Tierney. If you aren't familiar with them, check out their precious collection of belts, hats, hair accessories, baby items, jewelry and lots more! I have two pieces of GREAT news to share with you! They have even been featured in People Magazine!
Infant Hat-Ashley Addison will have to have one of these for next summer!
Paisley Headband Pink These are just adorable for summer!
We are offering one lucky winner this Down East Large Tote-Bar Harbor in pink that I talked about above! Perfect for the beach, an over night stay or for a diaper bag! All you have to do is leave me a comment on my blog telling me your favorite thing on the A.Tierney website! The deadline to enter the giveaway is Friday, July 17, 2009 at 11:59 PM! I will announce the winner Monday, July 20, 2009! GOOD LUCK!
Monday, July 13, 2009
Another Monday that I don't want to be at work! SHOCKER! Every Monday is tough for me, then I get over it and push through the week for another weekend! But I am usually kind of grouchy on Mondays! SUE ME! :)
So this weekend was a productive one for me and Adam! You see... I have a LONG list of "to do's" before Addison arrives. Most of it is house renovation stuff. Nothing huge, but requires money and time and we don't have tons of either! So we take it one project at a time... or at least try to! I am bad to start a project, then start another... only to have two or three projects running at the same time, then suddenly I am OVERWHELMED! Wonder why??
Well this weekend we accomplished two big things on my list:
1. Paint the kitchen!
2. Clean out the flower beds in the front yard to begin landscaping!
Yall seriously... who ever lived in this house before us DID NOT take care of the landscaping so we have LOTS to do, starting with the front! And let me say it won't be a small task considering that our house is so long! I am not attempting to tackle the back yard until next year after my Christmas present arrives (more to come on that later)!
Be looking for a before and after pic of the kitchen and the house so far... we have painted things outside and made it more OUR home! These posts will hopefully come this week!
But getting back to the title of this post... I officially look like a potbelly pig! Let me say, I am carrying VERY HIGH! I don't have one of those cute basketball bumps like you see some people with! I went from not showing much to POTBELLY! But I am embracing it and I realize it's only going to get more potbelly-like!
I leave you with... MY POTBELLY!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Dansby and Daizy really wanted to help their dad!
Getting a little jealous already that he doesn't get all the attention!!
And then I leave you with this... Adam had to go get a mattress cover/pad for Addison's bed and he knew I REALLY wanted this for her... so he picked it up while he was out! How precious is he?
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
I swear by, and wear them every day... even now that I am almost 7 months pregnant!
What am I talking about... none other than Victoria's Secret Cheekiest lace-trim thong! It is absolutely amazing. I am going to guess that I have probably around 30 pair!! And I get news ones pretty dang often! They are so comfortable it's ridiculous. I forget I have them on sometimes!
I am such a freak about panty lines so I always wear thongs! And these are so clean and stretch and DO NOT SQUEEZE THE LOVE HANDLES (that my friends, is the most important part)!
They look good under everything and they come in the most fun colors and prints! And if you buy now, they are 5 for $25. You can't beat that at VS!
People ask me often, what kind of panties will you wear when you get bigger... well I am not small these days and I am still rockin' these and will til the end!! Did I mention how stretchy they are?? :)
So if you are looking for some good thongs for summer, or whenever, I swear by these! They will not disappoint!
What are your favorite thongs? Am I missing out on something EVEN better??
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Good morning ladies!
Fisher-Price Smart Stages 3-in-1 Swing & Rocker - We played with several rockers and swings and this seemed to be the best from what we could tell in the store! It swings very lightly for new babies and then when she is older it comes off the swing and it's a rocking chair!
Chicco Cortina Travel System Stroller - Discovery - We rolled a couple around that we like but we settled on this one. It's dark grey and lime green. So pretty and great for a boy or girl, although Adam said she might look a little "butch" in it! I about DIED!
Fisher-Price Precious Planet All Around Musical Playtime Gym - Perfect to keep her busy and content!!
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
So ladies...today I am 25.5 weeks pregnant! CRAZY right? It feels like just the other day that I found out I was pregnant!
So far this journey has been AMAZING! Once I finally got over the fact that I was "getting fat" I started embracing my new body and loving every second of it! I haven't had one single second of sickness and other than being really tired until about 19 or 20 weeks, it has been perfection!!
I had a Dr appt yesterday and he said everything was great! We talked about my weight gain! So far, I have gained 30 lbs (tough to admit) but he thinks I am retaining lots of fluid so that might have something to do with that number. Nothing to be afraid of, I assured him I would watch my salt intake. It's so hard for me. He told me he would like to keep me between 40-45 lbs gained so I really have to watch it these next 14.5 weeks! But I am not worried! It will all come off QUICKLY! Rest assured! :)
I feel so blessed to be able to carry this child that God has so graciously given us and we are so anxious to meet her, but we are also enjoying our last months as "just the two of us!"
I have lots of updates on the house etc that I will blog about over the next week or so! Lots of pics to be included that I still have to take :)
But for today, here is my 25 week pic :) This belly is growing and I am finally starting to look pregnant! :) WHEW!