Thursday, September 27, 2012

28 Weeks!

How Far Along: 28 Weeks!

Size of Baby: a small cabbage {17 in, 2.9 lbs} according to What To Expect.

Maternity Clothes: All maternity, all the time!  Since we're transitioning into colder weather (at least when I leave in the morning), I'm interested to see how my jackets/sweaters fit into this phase of life.  Thank goodness for open cardigans :)

Gender: a sweet baby GIRL!

Movement: It definitely seems like she's much more active in the afternoon/evening time than in the morning.

Sleep: Even though she's active, I'm still able to sleep through the night, which I'm thankful for!

What I miss: The excitement I had at the beginning of the pregnancy... don't get me wrong, I am excited to meet her in just a couple months, but we still have a few unknowns that won't get answered until she's here.

Cravings: Breads have been at the top of my list this week.

Other crazy symptoms: I'm starting to feel some pain in my back, but that could also be because I sit at a desk all day.  My goal is to get up and move around more to see if that makes any difference.

Best Moment this week: We got to see our little girl at our appointment this week, which always eases my worrying heart some.  I also got to see a lot of family + friends from CA this weekend!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

2012 Scarf Swap

For the 4th year in a row, Meredith from {the tichenor family} graciously hosted her annual scarf swap.  Since I loved this swap last year and feel as though accessories are one of the only things that still fit from my pre-pregnancy days, I couldn't think of a reason not to participate!

This year, I was paired up with Mateya, a new mom of an adorable little boy!  Through the beauty of emails & a little blog reading, I was able to find a little bit about Mateya's style and hopefully pick a scarf that would reflect her.  Ultimately, I chose one of The Pleated Poppy's ruffled scarves for it's unique style & versatility.

As for the scarf she picked out for me - I love it!  I gave her a few colors that were lacking in my scarf collection, but let her have free range when it came to pattern & overall style.  And let me tell you, she didn't disappoint with this purple beauty!

Mateya, thank you so much for my scarf & extra goodies.  I hope you enjoy your scarf as much as I will enjoy mine!

Monday, September 24, 2012

#fmsphotoaday September Week 3

 Last week feels like a blur.  A big part of that is due to flying in late last night & being at work this morning {why oh why didn't I take the morning off?}, but another part of it is that with each passing week, my list of to-do's seems to grow longer, especially when it comes to preparing for the newest Grable making her appearance in a couple months.  However, I was showered with love + gifts by family & friends this weekend and I have to say that I don't think I'd trade this busy life for much right now :)

How is your September going?

+ Day 17 - in my fridge
+ Day 18 - price {of baby gear}
+ Day 19 - underneath {there is a room under all that baby stuff}

+ Day 20 - man-made {the beautiful dresser Sam's dad built us}
+ Day 21 - sometimes {I find myself flying away}
+ Day 22 - up {& away again}
+ Day 23 - before bedtime {I'll be home again}

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Me, Right Now.

This space hasn't had a whole lot going on besides photo-a-day posts & our weekly pregnancy posts, so I thought it might be nice to put some of my thoughts into words and give you a look into what I am thinking about right now {albeit still mainly baby related}...

WORKING ON: Organizing.  Some may call it nesting, but others who know me well might just think it's just me :)  And while our house isn't any sort of black hole, I'm feeling the need to find a place for everything because the last thing I want is to feel is stressed.

THINKING ABOUT: Short term - spending the weekend down in California with my mom & allowing family + friends to shower me with love & gifts! Long term - our future & what meeting our little girl will be like in a few short months.  While nothing new has really shown up at our prenatal appointments, there are still a few unknowns that we're waiting to see play out. 

ANTICIPATING: December!  There is almost nothing that I can think of that compares to how I feel when I think about holding Charlotte in my arms.  And while it's still months away, I'm sure it will fly by!

LISTENING TO: My Glee station on Pandora.  It's a mix of some of my favorites and gets me singing along as soon as I turn it on.

EATING: Sometimes it feels like whatever I can get my hands on, but fruit has been a favorite for a few weeks - grapes, pineapple, watermelon, and boxes & boxes of apples, care of a loving coworker {thanks Lindsay + family!}.

THANKFUL FOR: Family & friends who have been loving us through the good + bad lately.  The calls & texts to check-in, the hugs & long conversations about our joys + fears, and most of all, the prayers for Charlotte.  Call me biased, but I think we've got some of the best people on our side!

PLANNING FOR: Seems obvious, right?  We're doing our best to plan for what life will be like post-Charlotte :)  We're getting her nursery space all set up and with the help of loved ones, we're accumulating a lot of things that will help care for her {clothes, diapers, baby gear, etc.} and so we'll keep planning + dreaming about the day we get to meet our precious little girl.

What's been on your mind lately?

Thursday, September 20, 2012

27 Weeks!

How Far Along: 27 Weeks!

Size of Baby: a head of cauliflower {16 in, 2.5 lbs} according to What To Expect.

Maternity Clothes: I got a new pair of jeans & am hopeful they'll carry me through the end {fingers crossed}.

Gender: a sweet baby GIRL!

Movement: I love the reassurance that she gives when she moves & kicks.  It seems she's most active after lunch, which is when I'm usually the most tired :)

Sleep: Still sleeping through the night & very thankful for that!

What I miss: Not getting winded whenever I walk up the stairs...

Cravings: Still loving fruit, but this week has been about whatever fills me up.

Other crazy symptoms: None that I can think of.

Best Moment this week: Moving forward with the nursery --- we received a dresser from Sam's parents and our next step is to refinish it so I can start putting adorable little baby things away.

Monday, September 17, 2012

#fmsphotoaday September Week 2

As cliche as I am about to sound, September is flying by!  I mean, I feel like I blinked and it was just the start of summer.  But alas, we're half way through the month and about 3 months away from meeting our baby girl {which is mind-blowing in and of itself}!!!

Does anyone else wish there was some way to slow down time?

+ Day 10 - black & white {baby Charlotte}
+ Day 11 - hero {this man next to me; he provides and cares for us through good times & bad}
+ Day 12 - together {dinner + games with friends}

+ Day 13 - table {in real life: half dinner, half laundry}
+ Day 14 - favorite {niece}
+ Day 15 - first thing I see {when we walk down the stairs... Our NEW piano!}
+ Day 16 - strange {wearing white after Labor Day and not caring about fashion rules}

If you'd like to follow along daily on Instagram, check out my feed here!

Friday, September 14, 2012

26 Weeks!

How Far Along: 26 Weeks!

Size of Baby: a cucumber {15 in, 2.2 lbs} according to What To Expect.

Maternity Clothes: I feel like a broken record, but still wearing mostly maternity and will probably be until the end.  I can still squeeze into a few tops that aren't maternity, but as far as pants and dresses go - it's all maternity all the time.

Gender: a sweet baby GIRL!

Movement: Lots and I love it!  There have even been a few times where you can see her shift from one side to another and that's cool too!

Sleep: Minor problems that I'm not sure are even problems because I was never one to really sleep in and now I just seem to wake up earlier than usual.

What I miss: Not worrying to much... I keep reminding myself that I need to take each day one at a time or else I will make myself go crazy with worry and that's not good for either baby or I.

Cravings: Fruit - apples, pineapple, grapes, & strawberries!

Other crazy symptoms: None that I can think of.

Best Moment this week: Getting the chance to see a few 3D images of our baby girl!  It's amazing that she'll be making her appearance in just 3 months!

Monday, September 10, 2012

#fmsphotoaday September Week 1

Well September is here, but besides the month changing & work getting a little busier, it still feels like Summer around here.  I guess we'll try to take advantage of all the nice weather we can get until it's gone again.

How's September treating you so far?

+ Day 1 - me, now {24 weeks pregnant}
+ Day 2 - father {in-law + Linnea}

+ Day 3 -  far away {Lily at the dog park}
+ Day 4- in my mailbox {something for dad, mom, & baby}
+ Day 5 - bright {apples + peanut butter}
+ Day 6 - every day {vitamins}

+ Day 7 - natural {our hands fitting together}
+ Day 8 - at night {dinner with my mom + brother at one of my favorite places}
+ Day 9 - something I do most weekends {unpack after a few days away} 

If you'd like to follow along daily on Instagram, check out my feed here!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

25 Weeks!

How Far Along: 25 Weeks!

Size of Baby: {still} an eggplant {9.2 in, 2 lbs} according to What To Expect.

Maternity Clothes: My sweet grandma sent me some money to spend on myself, so I'm looking for a few pieces that will carry me through the rest of this pregnancy - any {inexpensive} go-to places for Maternity besides Gap, Old Navy, & Target?

Gender: a sweet baby GIRL!

Movement: Yes and it seems like lots of it from the inside.

Sleep: I seem to fall asleep quickly and at least make it through the night without waking up, so that's a positive in my book.

What I miss: Feeling energetic.  This week has been a tired one for me and yet, I don't feel like I do much.

Cravings: Apples + peanut butter this week.

Other crazy symptoms: None that I can think of.

Best Moment this week: The movement still tops my list of "bests" this week and not to mention the longer weekend to spend with family was nice :)

Monday, September 3, 2012

#photoadayaug Week 5

Well August came & went.  Of course it feels like we didn't do anything, but if I had to sum the month up with one word, it would probably be 'hopeful'.

How was your August?

+ Day 27 - tap {my go-to for water + ice}
+ Day 28 - clock
+ Day 29 - down {my view over the bump}

+ Day 30 - card(s) {baby shower invites}
+ Day 31 - hidden {under a blanket, except for some toes peaking out}

If you'd like to follow along daily on Instagram, check out my feed here!