Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Surprising Little Man

Saturday night I got one of the biggest surprises of my life!
My sister, Dani had planned on having me come
over for a "Mary Kay Party" and when I arrived at her
house, I got more than I bargained for!
She had secretly planned a surprise
baby shower for me and our lil man.

She had put all the food I had been craving throughout
my pregnancy in one spot!
They had also set up a station where you could write
on diapers that Tim and I will be changing and cards that the ladies
could write on that wrote their wishes for him.
We got some amazing presents!
All of my BFF's came
Tim's mom and sister
The Clemens girls
I just kept looking around the room in amazement
that my sister had picked all the women in my
life that has meant something to me at
one time or another. 
Dani, I love you!
I'm so lucky to have you as my sister
and be an aunt to my kiddos.

Monday, July 29, 2013

29 Weeks

Size of the Bambino? The size of a Butternut Squash
Maternity Clothes? Yes
Weight Gain? 25 pounds
Stretch Marks? Not yet
Gender? It’s a Boy!
Name? Back to the drawing board. Are you as tired as I am of not having a name for him? We had a shower this weekend and that was the number one thing I got asked. I do think we have it narrowed down to two though. Also, I’m almost 99% sure we have the middle name decided on.
Sleep? Yes! Although, I have developed a horrible cough and chest congestion, so sleep the last few nights has been scarce.
Cravings? Still chocolate cake and fruit gushers
What I Miss? Regular clothes. I know I still have a while until I’m back in pre-pregnancy clothes, but I feel like my maternity wardrobe is getting smaller and smaller on me, and I have less and less to wear.
Symptoms? The back pain has subsided a little bit, but I went to the doctor last week and I’m showing a lot of fluid around him, and I’m already measuring 34 weeks! So, needless to say, my belly is feeling huge these days.
Belly Button? In
Best Moment- My surprise shower my family and friends threw for me. I have a blog post coming on it! Needless to say, it was one of the best nights of my life!

Monday, July 22, 2013

28 Weeks

How far along? 28 Weeks

Size of the Bambino? The size of a head of lettuce
Maternity Clothes? Yes
Weight Gain? Not sure, I go this week for my checkup
Stretch Marks? Not yet
Gender? It’s a Boy!
Name? Close to revealing!
Sleep? Yes! I have been so tired lately, that no matter what sleep position I’m in, I’ll fall asleep!
Cravings? Chocolate cake. Chocolate cake with spice to be exact. My BFF Mix and Match Mama makes one in a bundt cake form, and I’ve requested one from her already! That and I wanted a coke icee so bad last night. Tim had his keys already to go get me one, but I told him he could just owe me one!
What I Miss? Bending over. It’s getting harder to shave and buckle my shoes. Landry had to help me put on my shoes this morning!
Symptoms? Still having awful back pain. That, and I’m feeling so big in the stomach area already. It’s getting harder to breath sometimes.
Belly Button? In
Best Moment? Spending my Birthday with the people I love!

My Birthday Weekend

This past weekend, I celebrated my 32nd Birthday!
I took Friday off of work and spent the day with my girl.
I took her to the local water park and she loved it.
We had never been before, so I wasn't sure what to
expect, but it was not very crowded and perfect for her age.
When she first saw this lily pad with a rope above it, she begged me to go on it.
I was a little apprehensive, because she was about 4 years younger
than the average child in line.
But, she did it like a champ. 
She is so athletic and when she sets her mind to something, she does it.
Then, she wanted to do the water slides.
She did these a lot, and loved them.
I loved spending the day with her and cherish these special
moments we have together.
I have found myself getting weepy over seeing how big she is
getting, and with her becoming a big sister soon, I know
she will only get bigger!

Tim surprised me with one of my favorite gifts!
This pregnant girl cannot get enough fruit, so this was perfect for me.
He is so thoughtful and such a good husband.
Don't know what I would do without him.
I ate most of this in one setting!
Saturday was my actual Birthday!
I decided to spend some more time in the sun,
and headed over to my in-laws house to lay out and swim.
Saturday night, my family took me to one of my favorite
restaurants, Chuy's. 
I love these people more than anything and I'm so blessed to
have such a great family!

Sunday night, we continued with the swimming theme
and went to our friends, the Towery's house to eat and swim.
We have some of the best friends, and Landry has really lucked out
with these little girls in her life. 
Lizzie and Landry are attached at the hip when they are together.
Landry is my little daredevil!
She wanted to sit on Tim's shoulders and jump off the diving board.
At first I was hesitant, but she loved it!
Not sure if you can see her expression, but she thought this was so fun!
I had such a great Birthday spent with some of my favorite people!

Monday, July 15, 2013

27 Weeks

How far along? 27 Weeks- Third Trimester!

Size of the Bambino? The size of a Cauliflower
Maternity Clothes? Yes
Weight Gain? 22 pounds
Stretch Marks? Not yet
Gender? It’s a Boy!
Name? Yes! I’m 99% sure we have agreed on a name! I’ll reveal soon!
Sleep? I’m still getting up to go to the bathroom at least once a night, but I have been so tired lately, that sleep overtakes my bladder.
Cravings? It’s so weird this go around. With Landry, I craved pretty much anything. I just said to Tim a few days ago “I have not made you go get me anything this time”. I’m sure he’s probably glad about that. I’m starting to get to that point in pregnancy where you can just eat a little and get full. Of course I’m hungry a few hours later though!
What I Miss? I have been seeing such cute summer clothes on sale, and I want to buy some so bad. I keep talking myself out of them though, so I guess I miss my normal clothes.
Symptoms? Still having awful back pain.
Belly Button? In
Best Moment? Deciding on a name! This has by far been one of the most difficult subjects to come up this pregnancy. We just could never agree. I’ll write a whole post on this when I reveal, but just know that his name has great meaning to us!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

26 weeks

            How far along? 26 Weeks

Size of the Bambino? The size of an Eggplant
Maternity Clothes? Yes
Weight Gain? 22 pounds  
Stretch Marks? Not yet
Gender? It’s a Boy!  
Name? Would you believe me if I told you no?  I still cannot believe we cannot settle on a name for this baby.  I know we have some time, but I want to start calling him by his name and getting stuff made for him.  I know my family and closest friends are chomping at the bit too!
Sleep? Still going to the bathroom twice a night.  I’m also, starting to move a lot to get comfortable.  I tried a pregnancy pillow, but I move way too much to use it.  
Cravings? Still anything fruity like gushers and fruit roll ups.  
What I Miss? Nothing really
Symptoms? Back pain and lower abdominal cramps.  Just a lot of stretching and moving going on.  
Belly Button? In
Best Moment? Realizing this is the last week of my 2nd trimester!  I am excited about putting his room together and I’m going to register for a few key items I know we are in need of.        

Monday, July 1, 2013

25 Weeks

How far along? 25 Weeks

Size of the Bambino? The size of a Zucchini
Maternity Clothes? Yes, although the shirt you see in the picture in not maternity. I’m trying to still stretch some of my pre maternity tops, but I don’t think they are going to last much longer!
Weight Gain? 20 pounds
Stretch Marks? Not yet
Gender? It’s a Boy!
Name? Every time I say “yes, we have a name”, Tim just looks at me. I know he doesn’t think we do, but I think I have settled on the perfect name for our boy. I prayed over his name this weekend and it just fits with our family. We shall see.
Sleep? I have now started going to the bathroom twice in the middle of the night. I’m carrying him so much higher than I did with Landry, but for some reason he is sitting so low right on my bladder.
Cravings? Gushers, fruit roll ups and popsicles, all of which were in my grocery cart yesterday!
What I Miss? Nothing really
Symptoms? I think I am taking a growth spurt this week. My body is really achy feeling especially in the lower stomach area.
Belly Button? In
Best Moment? Getting ready for our mini vacation! I’m looking forward to just relaxing and spending time with our family.