Sunday, July 29, 2012

36 Weeks.

How far along: 36 weeks, 6 days
Maternity clothes: Yes... but still trying to get creative with my "non maternity clothes" 
(hence the clothes I'm wearing in this picture)
Stretch marks: Nope! Using coconut oil- love that stuff.
Sleep: Sleep has been so-so lately. I always seem to be waking up to achy hips but sleeping with a pillow in between my knees helps! (I feel so pregnant saying that)
Best moment this week: Starting my WEEKLY doctor appointments! Holy crap... I can't believe it's already that time! They are a little concerned that my belly is a little small still- apparently I'm measuring at 31 weeks when I should be at 36 weeks, so they're scheduling another ultrasound for this coming week at my next appointment just to check her measurements. To be honest she's always measured right on track- I just have a realllllly long torso so the little lady has lots of room to stretch!
Miss anything: Being comfortable sitting... we went to see a movie this past week and I just sat there during the movie thinking about how uncomfortable the chairs were! I swear we've gone to that theater a bajillion times and it's never been an issue before.
Movement: Yes. Loving feeling hiccups and random stretches. I've noticed that she likes to stretch pushing out her bum and arms at the same time! It's the craziest feeling having my stomach being stretched in different directions! I love it though.
Symptoms: Those darn achy hips and wait for it... braxton hicks contractions!
Food cravings: Popsickles! Can't get enough of them.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Still frozen dinners & anything microwavable. Grilled chicken sort of makes me queasy too... I made some the other night and couldn't even finish it. So weird because I used to eat it about 3x a week before I was pregnant. 
Have you started to show yet: Yes... getting bigger every week!
Gender prediction: Girl
Labor signs: Well the little lady has officially moved head down & dropped... she's getting ready! 
Belly button in or out: Still completely flat- I'd guess before she comes though it'll be an outtie! So close.
Wedding rings on or off: Depends on the day... it's about half & half. 
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Meeting our little girl!! We're getting more anxious everyday.


Sunday, July 15, 2012

Baby Shower: Storybook Theme

Do you remember this post about me & my best friends being pregnant at the same time?

Well we threw my good'ol friend Candice a shower this past weekend!
She decided on a "Storybook Theme" baby shower... here's what the invite looked like:

{It was an old school library card}
*Instead of a card you bring your favorite children's book*

To keep with the "Storybook Theme",
all of the food was coordinated with a different children's book... 

Here was our giant caterpillar hanging above the serving area...
{from the book: A Very Hungry Caterpillar}

{Chocolate dipped mint oreo pops- same book: A Very Hungry Caterpillar} 
 for Oreo Pops "how-to" SEE HERE

{Limeade & Strawberry Lemonade to go with the book: "Pinkalicious"}

{Custom baby McKinley water bottles}

{Green Deviled Eggs - book: "Green Eggs and Ham"}

{Assorted Veggie Trey - book: "Little Pea"}

{A few other books to go with the food}

{Utensils - book: "And the DISH Ran Away with the SPOON"} 

This was the mini book garland hanging underneath the serving area

Next we have the dessert table...

{decor hanging above the sweets}

{the dessert table - book: "Fancy Nancy"}
*note the fancy pink tutu table cloth*

 {We had an ice cream machine to create your own *fancy* sundaes}

{Candice made this storybook sign that said "Baby McKinley"}

{A few table decorations with stacks of books, mason jars & purple flowers}

{A game where you guess how many candies are in each bottle- 
winner gets to keep the bottle of candy}

{Candice opening some cute gifts}

{A picture of the 3 pregos... we're getting closer!}

{Our sweet friend Brittany stopped by for a quick visit}

{"It's A Girl" sign hanging in the front entryway}

{The favor table}

{Baby Shower Favors were a bag of Swedish Fish - book: 
"One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish"}

A special thank you to all those who helped 
put this fun little shower together!
Thanks so much to those who came to celebrate 
Candice & baby McKinley's special day!
Hope you had a fabulous time Candice! Love you!


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

33 Weeks.

How far along: 33 weeks, 2 days
Maternity clothes: Yes 
Stretch marks: No
Sleep: Sleeping pretty well as long as I'm surrounded by pillows and mountains of blankets with the fan on full blast... oh and my black out curtains since I'm normally sleeping during the day.
Best moment this week: Getting to spend 4th of July with my hubby & friends! Love that everyone has a day off when I do for once- It's going to be a great overcast day in Vegas!
Miss anything: Just plain being comfortable. Last night at work I was leaning forward at my desk and my stomach was totally touching the top of my legs! Weirdest feeling everrrr. 
Morning sickness: None
Movement: Oh yes! She's really active- anytime there's loud music on she's pretty much having a dance party in my belly. It was cute because a few weeks ago I helped judge dance tryouts for my old high school... each time a tryout group would come out and the music turn on she would start kicking like crazzzzzy. Then the music would turn off in between the groups and she sit there really still... then the music would come on with the next group and she would go crazy again. It's so neat to see her responding to things.
Symptoms: Achy back, swollen feet & fingers when I get hot, and then I've been having a few random little cramps here and there- from what I hear it could be mini braxton hicks?? I really have no idea but it gets me excited if that's what it is...
Food cravings: Mainly popsickles, ice cold grapes & water. I have seriously been guzzling water like crazy lately.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Frozen dinners & microwaveable anything.
Have you started to show yet: There's definitely no mistaking it's a baby bump.
Gender prediction: Girl
Labor signs: Not yet
Belly button in or out: Hmm... I can't tell. I think it's flat but starting to turn into an outtie. So weird!
Wedding rings on or off: On except for when I get hot... because then I get freaked out they're going to get stuck on my finger.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy.
Looking forward to: Seeing our little lady tomorrow at the ultrasound!


Monday, July 2, 2012

32 Weeks.

Soo I'm a little late in posting my 32 weeks update but this last week has been a little crazy/hectic status! Better late than never<3

How far along: 32 weeks, 6 days
Maternity clothes: Yes 
Stretch marks: No
Sleep: Looove my sleep. Still sleeping pretty well... minus the 50 bathroom breaks in the middle of the night.
Best moment this week: Spending 3 full days with my hubby! Sometimes our work schedules make it hard to see each other but he ended up taking a day off work this week & it was awesome. We had random breakfast dates, adventures at the lake and even made homemade mint oreo milkshakes. Love that kid. Gotta get in some dates before the baby comes right?
Miss anything: Totally missing wake-boarding & surfing at the lake this summer- can't wait for next year!
Morning sickness: None
Movement: Yes. It's really my favorite part of the day. The other night Grant & I were watching t.v. and he laid on the couch putting his head on my lap. His head was laying against my belly & she started kicking him! It was pretty cute.
Symptoms: Leg cramps, achy back, a little bit of heartburn (thank goodness for tums!) & again had an episode with the swollen feet after work one morning...  Oh! and I'm not sure if the whole "nesting" phase has kicked in buuut I rented a "rug doctor" from Lowes & Grant helped me clean the carpets in our house! Then I went to work scrubbing the grout & tiles in the entry way. Love a clean house!
Food cravings: I really can't get enough popsickles lately. It probably doesn't help that we live in Vegas where it's practically the surface of the sun. 
Anything making you queasy or sick: Frozen dinners & microwaveable anything... one night I made tacos for dinner then brought some left overs to work that night. Completely forgetting about my microwave issue I heated up the taco meat... I seriously almost puked while I was eating it! I couldn't understand why I hated it so much and then it hit me- stupid microwaved food. Yuckkk
Have you started to show yet: Yesss & it's so fun. I've realized people are genuinely just so much nicer to pregos. I'll definitely miss that part of being pregnant.
Gender prediction: Girl
Labor signs: Not yet
Belly button in or out: Still completely flat but the other day my husband made me  laugh really hard & I noticed it kept poking to an outtie as I laughed... which made everything even more hilarious.
Wedding rings on or off: On BUT the other morning when I got home from work I couldn't get it off for a few hours! total swollen fingers status... I might not be able to wear them soon!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy.
Looking forward to: My dad installing the custom closet he built for the nursery. It should be coming along very soon!
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