Thursday, November 29, 2012


Right about now I am wishing for a per-maternity leave! Between my one and only coworker out on surgery and then leaving for good on January 4th, and this next week being the week of Go Live, and people not picking up the slack, I am done!

Okay enough complaining about work. Now let me tell you how blessed I am by my coworkers. They threw myself and one of my BFF's a shower yesterday. Paired with the cutest cake ever and adorable decorations it was lovely! We got some adorable stuff along with very useful things, diapers!

This weekend is my last shower. And it's with all my sweet friends. I am so excited!

Here are some pictures of the latest cute things:

Saturday, November 24, 2012

33 Weeks

I think I say this every week, but Holy Cow I can't believe we are this far.  So in 7 weeks (or less according to our OB) we will meet Luke.  My son!  It doesn't even seem real.

33 Weeks Brings

  • a little more swelling in my feet and legs
  • a love for sweets!
  • To Do lists
  • thank you notes
  • packing mine, Sour's, and Luke's hospital bags

  • picking out Pedi and setting up appointment
  • work Baby shower and one more friends and family shower
  • Braxton Hicks contractions
  • Nesting
This time of year brings tons of busyness all by itself, then add prepping for a baby, and you got your self one crazy Prego. Today alone I: wrapped Christmas gifts, went Christmas shopping, went shopping for odds and ends for baby, made some Christmas gifts, sent Luke's going home outfit to be monogrammed, took Christmas card picture, ordered Christmas cards.  I am still debating on the whole Christmas decorations.  Getting them out of the attic (since Sour was off) was on the To Do list today, but I put if off because it just didn't sound fun!

So I am preparing as much for Christmas and Luke's arrival as I can, feeling like they might happen at just about the same time!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Happiest Baby

Sour and I just attended our second baby class. This one was by far more helpful. There is a book called Happiest Baby on the Block, this class was based on that book. We got to practice swaddling and the 4 other S's. Which are Side, Shushing, Swing, Sucking. The really odd one out of these is the shushing. You are supposed to do it as loudly as the baby is crying right in their ear! It looks strange! But these 5 things are supposed to calm our baby when they are freaking out, so Sour and I will try anything!

So if you see us shushing loudly into Luke's ear, don't judge it might be working!

So I have just 2 breast feeding classes left. And then it will be just hanging out waiting for baby!

One of my BFF's, Megan , posted this the other day and I thought I would follow suit! I have making lists and packing bags like crazy for Luke, Sour, and I for the hospital. It's honestly giving me anxiety trying make sure we be enough but not too much. So all you momma's and soon to be momma's out there, share with me what you packed or will pack!

This is going into the nursery! Our sweet cousin Julia made these letters. 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

32 Weeks and Baby Shower

We have hit 32 weeks! That seems so surreal!  But here we are 8 weeks'ish to go!
32 Weeks bring pretty much the same, nothing too different.  Still feeling okay,  a little more out of breath, a little bigger, harder to bend over, definitely cannot see my feet.  But all in all really feel pretty decent.  This weeks appointment was just BP, weight (that is a number I have never seen before), heart beat, and bump measurement.  Everything looks great.  I was a little out of breath and hot and I just saw my weight so my Blood Pressure was a little high, but better the second time.  Luke's head is down and ready and he has a great heart rate.  We do the every 2 week appointments a couple more times than switch to every week.

Today I had my second baby shower!  It was just as exciting as the first.  I had a blast and had a great turn out.  Everything was adorable!  (One day I will get picture of the decor of both showers)  They used the room colors for the theme.  But Luke, Matthew and I were just overwhelmingly blessed by everyone!  My MIL's friends threw the party and they did such a great job.  They out did themselves and so did my MIL.  We are so blessed to have these people in our lives.  My mom, aunt, grandmother, niece and cousin came in for the shower as well.  I loved having a piece of home here to celebrate.  I sure am missing them.  Its hard knowing I won't be around for the holidays.  Here are a few pictures of the blessings we received!

Look at this adorable diaper bike!  Loved it!

We were gifted out travel system!  What a huge load off!  It is perfect!

Now I can pack mine and Luke's bags!  We finally have our diaper bag!

Thursday, November 15, 2012


So I don't know if you know this or not but Christmas is just right around the corner! Like seriously! I am on the fence about how much decorating we will be doing because of our present circumstance of Luke coming who knows when! But one thing I can't put off is Christmas shopping!

It's my favorite part! I love getting people fun little gifts that hopefully make life a little more fun! There are a few websites that I have been obsessing over! I love a good deal! And I love stuff you can't get from any old store. These websites have ridiculous sales with adorable items!

They have made this year when the budget is a little tighter just as much fun to shop. And I have to resist buying stuff for me! Plus who doesn't love shopping in your pjs from the comfort of couch or bed! Especially when you are growing bigger daily.

Here are the websites:

This was last yea's tree! It was magnificent! 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Baby Class

We went to our first baby class tonight with our friends who are about 7 weeks behind us. They are on the ball!

It was a newborn and dental care class. The dental care had like 2 interesting points the rest was just really scary pictures of bad baby teeth. So guess what we will start wiping Luke's mouth right after birth!

The second part was normals and abnormals for newborns. I really did know most of it but Sour did learn a lot. Both parts were taught by pediatric doctors. The second part was taught by a pediatrician that has made our short list of pedis we are deciding on. We need to decide fairly quickly so we can make some prenatal visits to meet and ask questions.

Thursday I have a breast feeding class and then next Tuesday we have a "Happiest Baby on the Block" class. So we are in baby learning mode!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

31 Weeks!

Such a slacker! I completely skipped over 30 weeks. But I did show you a sweet pic of Luke so that makes up for it.

So 31 Weeks brings:
Reflux- I can't say it's just awful but it's not super fun
Luke kicking my butt- he moves so much and constantly. I think we are both running out of room in there!
Getting a little more tired- I think most of it from the inability to sleep as well.
Going every 2 weeks to the Doc makes the time go by so fast!
My favorite thing is to go sit in the nursery and just look around.

Here is the bump

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A moment

Okay so I am going to take this one post to talk about something non baby, non crafty, non house.  I promise I will limit it to this one post. 

I am not a political person.  I don't pretend to understand things.  I don't pretend to have opinion on things I know nothing about or not enough about.  Politics give me a headache.  I feel like they are a necessary evil. With all that said, I did vote yesterday, because it is my right and my responsibility.  If nothing else I went to vote for all the darn amendments and laws they like to add all the stinking time. 

Now to the purpose.  Can't we all just get along.  I hate that people are throwing around Christianity like it makes someone better than someone else.  Like it gives anyone the right to be hateful, racists or judgemental.  My faith in God and my need for him in my life does not give me any sort of extra ability to say what ever comes to my head.  Instead it gives me the responsibility to love you, to show you how Jesus loves. 
I will not tell you who I voted for.  I didn't even tell Sour.  Its not because I am ashamed or embarrassed or prideful.  It is because I voted with my heart and what I felt at peace with.  I honestly thing both candidates stunk.  Neither one lined up with what I want for Luke in life, but the truth is that's not their responsibility. 

You know who lines up with what I want for Luke?  My Lord and Savior.  He is my King.  He is who I answer to at the end of the day.  He is the one who knows the future and the outcome.  And what he is calling me to do is honor the office and to pray for whoever is in that office.  This Country is not my home.  I am not of this world, and I strive daily to remember that.  But I also have to remember that God calls to abide by the laws of the land. 

So in conclusion, I am so over the hatefulness!  Because some one's opinion differs from yours doesn't make them stupid or uninformed or anything else rude you can think of.  My dad says it best, "opinions are like butt holes everyone has them and they all stink!"

So today I am rejoicing in another day to carry this sweet little guy!  I am rejoicing in one day closer to meeting and holding Luke.  I am rejoicing in knowing that God has blessed me about as much as I could have imagined.  And to bless Him back, I am going to love his people!

Sunday, November 4, 2012


We have officially be showered!  We were showered with blessings and goodies on Saturday from my Texas family and church.  It was so overwhelming to see all the sweet little things.  I love these parties because it just reminds me of how much Luke is already loved.  He is going to be one of the luckiest little boy's in the world surrounded by all these people who already adore him.  One of my favorite parts of the shower, was the forms that everyone filled out for their hopes for Luke.

I sat down and read them today in his nursery.  And my eyes just brimmed with tears from all the hopes and prayers and love for my sweet boy that isn't even here yet.  I have a feeling these will become something that I will never be able to part with.  These are words that I will go back to on the hard days.
We got all sorts of adorable little clothes and blankets. Blessed with some bigger items.  It was so just more than I could have asked or prayed for.

I wanted to show y'all and update to the nursery.  My cousin Sara has been come such a great sewer and she offered to re do the cushions for the rocking chair.  So I picked out some fabric and she did all the work.  And here is the result...FABULOUS!

The boppy was such a sweet gift from cousin Darla who passed it down from using it with her sweet babies!

The rocking chair is one of my favorites part of the room now.
Any one who was at the shower, please forward some pictures to me!  Email, facebook them, however!

Thank you for all the love!

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Its done!  Its done!  Its really really done! We still lack a couple of knobs for the cabinets but we have moved back in the bathroom.  SO that means things are actually where they are supposed to be!  I just took the first shower in it and it was lovely!  Here are some pictures: