Sunday, January 24, 2016

Cold Weather Wear

I'm pretty much in maternity clothes these days but below are some looks that would work for maternity or not. I like basic pieces that can be worn in multiple ways. I don't shop alot so when I purchase something you can bet it's versatile and going to last for a while. Below are a few looks I'm loving at the moment.
Cold Weather Wear





Friday, January 22, 2016

19 & 20 weeks update



19 weeks

 
 20 weeks
Movement? 
 Yep, I noticed movement about 13/14 weeks.

Food cravings?
Not much lately. However the first trimester I wanted pickles and very salty french fries like crazy.

Anything making you queasy or sick? 
Nothing now but smells have been a lot more intense this pregnancy. With Sawyer smells didn't bother me very much. I also couldn't stand coffee the first trimester which was the same with Sawyer.  I can drink it now but not like I do when I don't have a bun in the oven.

Have you started to show yet? 
 I feel like I started to show immediately. The bloat was instant and I looked so much further along than I actually was. I was trying to keep my pregnancy a secret until the first trimester was over and my wardrobe was a tricky thing.

Gender?
GIRL!

Symptoms?
Sore boobs. I don't remember my boobs being this sore with Sawyer.


Labor Signs? 
no thank goodness

Belly Button in or out?
still in

Wedding rings on or off? 
still on

 Happy or Moody most of the time?
Happy

Looking forward to?
designing the nursery


Saturday, January 16, 2016

It's a GIRL!



AHHHHHH!!!!! We are having a girl! I cannot believe it. I still wake up in the middle of the night excited thinking about all the girl stuff I get to  plan/do. I just knew we were going to have a house full of boys since it is nothing but boys on my husbands side of the family.

We decided in late October we would secretly have a gender ultrasound done the week of Christmas, since I would be 17 weeks. Whatever the result we were going to buy a pink or blue baby outfit and wrap it up for our moms to open on Christmas morning. What a gift, right?

The day of the ultrasound came and as we were sitting in the lobby waiting to be called back I started googling. (this is a habitual thing for me) I was freaking that we were too early and they wouldn't be able to tell or what if the baby was positioned so you couldn't see....anyway you get the point. But I stumbled upon a site that talked about the white lines. I had never heard of white lines indicating the sex of your child. It was interesting and just as I was in the midst of this article we were called back.

My husband was seated in the chair and I was on the table of course and the ultrasound tech (love this tech. she is awesome) was positioned between us. She knew we had a little boy at home and what our plans were for the Christmas surprise and that we wanted to see the ultrasound ourselves. She began and we could all see perfectly our little baby and she definitely had a view of the gender. However, I had no idea what we were looking at. I just kept thinking, "she hasn't said boy yet, she hasn't said boy yet". Then she made the comment, "I can tell but I'm just trying to get a good picture for you guys." As she was moving about and our baby was going across the screen my husband made the comment "looks like a boy to me". "How did he know" I thought. I can't tell anything. I never took my eyes of the screen and was yet again thinking, "she hasn't said boy yet, she hasn't said boy yet." Then she froze the image and said "do you see those three little dots there? or three little lines?" At this point I couldn't remember from the article if 2 lines were girl and 3 were boy or vice versa. But the very next sentence out of the techs mouth was, "It's a girl." Boom! Explosion of excitement from mom and disbelief from dad. I think his words were "no way!" and mine were "are you serious!?". I cannot tell you how giddy I was and how shocked Brett was. We were going to have a little girl and Brett's parents were going to be just as shocked.

We were off to buy her first little outfit to wrap up for Christmas morning. I could tell Brett was freaking out a little. He kept saying, "man, I'm going to be broke".

Christmas morning was exciting. Both moms got to open the gift and were tickled. Brett's mom wanted to know when we would be able to confirm that it was a girl since it's been nothing but boys. I told her we go back at 20 weeks but they were pretty certain it's a girl. We know a couple recently that thought they were having a girl but when delivery came she was indeed a he. Yikes! Brett's mom attends church with the girls mom and she now has Brett's mom concerned.

My 20 week ultrasound still showed a healthy baby girl so we are moving ahead with all the girly plans. I'm in the process of putting together design ideas for her nursery. We also have a name, Isla Kate. Most likely we will use the double name as well. I know, how southern, right? Well that's actually what we were going for.

I will have my 20 week bump post up soon and once I finish Isla Kate's nursery design board I will post that too. I've already changed the design twice.

I hope you all have a lovely Saturday.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

we're expecting




I can't believe we are already into 2016. The end of last year seemed to fly by. Especially once we found out that we were expecting again. If you follow me in instagram you already know this as we announced back in December.

 We found out, however, late September and thought we were further along than what we actually were. When we went for our 8 week ultrasound to confirm pregnancy we discovered I was in fact only 6 weeks. I was not sick at that point and since I thought I was already well into the first trimester I had decided this pregnancy was going to be much different than Sawyer's. I was wrong.

It wasn't but a week or so later the nausea hit just like last time. However, I was so exhausted this time. There were days where I couldn't even function. On top of that we were having issues with spotting so we were at the Dr every week or every 2 weeks until the first trimester was behind us. I wasn't telling people at work until after the first trimester so I was trying to hide my sickness, exhaustion and immediately growing belly. It was wild.

Little Sawyer is blessed to have his daddy because he definitely stepped in and stepped up during this time. But, once the first trimester was behind us the spotting had stopped and the nausea disappeared as it had with Sawyer. I was in good shape for the Christmas month. My favorite!!

Christmas and New Years has now come and gone and we are gearing up for the addition to our little fam jam. We have so much to do but it will all come together in time. Unfortunately, I have not been taking bump pics and giving updates as I did with Sawyer but plan to for the last half. I can't wait to keep you guys posted. What an exciting year 2016 is going to be! I'm wishing you all a blessed one! See you soon.

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