Friday, June 20, 2014

Kansas meets Texas {Mini Getaway/Babymoon}

Hey hey!

Gosh I love when I actually write a post other than the bump dates (if this actually gets posted, that is). I love seeing them, but it's nice to have a little variety up in here.

Before I let it fall to the waist side (story of my life) , I had to document our mini vacation/babymoon/weekend getaway to Texas. I've got to say, driving five hours turns into about 500 when you have to stop and use the bathroom every .5 seconds. Whew, bladder. 

Anyway, Jeff and I ventured to the Plano/Frisco area of Texas for a weekend getaway before baby and enjoyed four days of going to bed when we wanted, waking up when we wanted, eating when and what we wanted, and just enjoying each other with some re-lax-ation.

We really had no plans or no schedule, just to enjoy the time of hanging out and not actually having one. It was glorious. And I cannot thank that husband of mine enough for planning the little getaway.

We got there Friday night and Jeff got to enjoy his heaven on Earth, aka Pappadeux. Crawfish - 0 , Us - 2. He couldn't get the smile off of his face. That guy loves him some Pappadeux, that is for sure. So much he insists he would fly there JUST to eat it and come home. It's intense.

We spent the rest of the night hanging out at the hotel and relaxing after the long drive. After having so much going on with the house, it was nice to be in a place where there was no construction going on. Oh, the little things! And brownie cupcakes, those were pretty nice too :)

Saturday we slept in and went to breakfast in a little restaurant at the hotel. We got to overlook the pool and watch as it quickly filled up with families and couples. As I was watching out the window I couldn't help but think that would be our life in just a few short months. It made me excited, yet also made me enjoy those simple moments with Jeff. Eating breakfast, just the two of us, and enjoying each other's company.

Most of the rest of the day we spent poolside while Jeff sipped on cocktails, I sipped on….you guessed it, H2O. My body isn't a fan of the sun or intense heat so we scored an awesome spot under a gigantic umbrella. Perfection. We literally spent over 5 hours hanging out, talking, laughing, relaxing, people watching…and the weather couldn't have been better. Thank you weather Gods for that little piece of heaven!

Later that night we met up in the cutest little area in Plano…wait, Frisco. Gosh I cannot even tell where they separate. One of those places….but it had a ton of outdoor restaurants and fun atmosphere, just our style. We met up with a friend of my from high school/college who lives in the area and had the biggest heart attack burger. Oh, and chocolate shake. I'm sorry dear child, I shouldn't have done that to you.

We actually got so crazy that we went out. Like, out…out.  Speaking of that, can I just say that was the first time I've ever been in a "club"/bar type of scene while pregnant. It was the weirdest experience ever. Little miss definitely got lots of looks. I think she liked it though because she was moving and grooving to the beats. Me, well, as cool as the place was...I will stick to my low key spots for now. :)

The next day we slept in for a looong time due to our night out on the town. I can't remember the last time I slept that long. Can I just say glorious? And as much as I love little Piper, it was nice to have A LOT more space sleeping.

The rest of the day was more pool time, a little mall action to check out Pottery Barn KIDS, and spoiling Jeff for his first Daddy-to-be Day. As usual I wish I had more pictures, but for some reason I just never got it out. Ba-hum-bug.

Our last day we headed out early to get our little Princess Piper and spent 6 lovely hours in the car rocking out to country, eating too many snacks (ok, that was me…), passed out (once again…me), and of course stopping at least five times.

It's craaaazy to think that is our last "trip" with just the two of us that we will have. Blows my mind. And gets me all excited, and so nervous, and many other emotions. I can't wait to road trip with our little gal and show her all this big ol' world has to offer.

Now on to ending the endless construction of our house. And when I say endless, I really mean endless…cheers to an awesome weekend in the land of relaxation. Now take my back to our pool and shady spot. With a virgin daiquiri puhlease!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Bumpdate - 24 Weeks

So what has been going on this week? Whoathis week went by FAST. I think I may finally catch up to the week I'm actually on! There has been a lot going on this week, just not with me. We had a flood in our kitchen (I'll pretend it wasn't my fault) and had to redo our wood floors upstairs, countertops, and carpet in the basement. This week they put in the new wood floor and I finally feel like I am free from the basement! Thank the Lord! 

In regards to growing this little one, I went to the doctor on Monday and had a 3 minute doctor's appointment. He walked in, got the heartbeat, said I'm almost home free, and that was that. Wait…what? 

How far along? 24 weeks

Baby girl's hair is still changing to the color it will be at birth! How freaking cute! I had an inkling it will be really dark brown, but I could but 110% wrong. Who knows? Her lungs are now developing for her first breaths. :)

Baby Size: Ear of corn

Maternity Clothes:  Yes and they are 100 times more comfortable than my clothes. However, I think I need a few more dresses so I don't have to wear the same thing every week. 

Movement? Yes! I feel like I can feel her more often now and I flipping love it. I can also see her moving on the outside at times and it's the craziest thing! I know she is running out of room and so it's probably easier for me to feel it all. I had a dream last night I could see her elbow, so random. Haha. I can't wait to hear her hiccup!

Food cravings/adversions? Nothing in particular but I do have to eat often or I could eat an elephant in starvation. 

Nausea, vomiting, or sickness? No, thank you LORD!

What I miss: Being able to help out with more. I can't lift much and feel like Jeff is picking up a LOT of my slack. Thank God for that guy!

Symptoms?  Just the normal jazzfrequent urination, some cramps, headaches, and  back pain (happening A LOT more).

Daddy-ism of the week: I don't know if I have an daddy-isms but I love how her says hello to her and rubs my stomach so she knows he's there. 

Best moment this week? Non-pregnancy related, getting our floors done and being able to get our house semi back together. The best moment pregnancy wise is knowing that baby girl is growing and healthy and I just pray she keeps rocking it to full term! Grow baby girl, grow!

Workouts: Just walkingstill too nervous after all that went down previously to do anything too much even though I know it's fine. Walking will work for now!

Gender:  Hellllo, GIRL!

Sleep? Pretty good this week. I still get pretty uncomfortable at times and switch sides 500 times a night, but I am thankful I only have to wake up once to pee. Some people have to wake up multiple times. Yikes!

What I'm looking forward to? Progress on our casa, our trip to Dallas, lake time, and our baby shower!!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Bumpdate - 23 Weeks

So what has been going on this week? Goodness I cannot even keep my days straight anymore. It seems like they are all going together! I can't say I hate it. Not too much going on this week, just trying to grow this baby! ;) And my niece turned the big FOUR, goodness I am getting old. No way, SHE is getting old. Time can sloooow down.

How far along?  23 Weeks

Baby Size: Grapefruit

Maternity Clothes: Check and check. I have a feeling my old shirts are only going to fit for a few more weeks. I guess that good news is girl is GROWING! Love it.

Movement? Yes and still love every single second of it. I have fallen in love with every kick, punch, summersault, etc. 

Food cravings/adversions? I just want FOOD still. No chicken breasts though. Can't really do that still. Crazy how I use to LIVE on chicken breasts. Baby girl doesn't feel the same though. 

Nausea, vomiting, or sickness? No sir ee. Sun still makes me not feel good though.

What I miss: I miss not feeling so anxious all of the time. 

Symptoms? Same type as last week. Frequent potty breaks, back pain,  and stomach tightness/soreness.

Best moment this week? Feeling little miss more and more!

Workouts: :/

Gender:  BABY GIRL!!

Sleep? Eh..could be better. Probably doesn't help Piper has to sleep RIGHT up against me. If she wasn't so darn cute!

What I'm looking forward to? I'm looking forward to getting further along and seeing our baby girl grow healthy and strong. I'm pretty darn pumped for our mini vacation to Dallas, our BABY SHOWER, and some quality time at the lake.

Wisdom or other thoughts? Keep growing little miss :)

Monday, June 2, 2014

No Namer

I am one of those people who was making baby name lists far before I knew we were having a baby. I'm actually pretty sure I thought of baby names before I was even married or dating. I love hearing different names and would also "note" when I came across one that suited my fancy.

Well...when the time actually came and we WERE having a baby (which I still have a hard time believing at times), I somehow didn't want any of the names I had written down and that one I did love just so happened to be Jeff's friend's name. Others were vetoed, and some made me think of ornery students I had previously or people I had met that were downright not okay to name a kid after.

That leaves us with….nada. Jeff, however, is the name man. He has come up with a lot of names that I've liked and I think when the time comes to "commit", it will be all his…well, at least mostly. I kind of like the idea of telling her that her daddy named her. Or that her mom has commitment issues with names. Haha.

My name doesn't make the list…of course!

Hey, that name is hers FOREVER…that is some pressure on a person! I don't want to choose the wrong one. Right now we are going towards one name, but still haven't committed to it. There are just so dang many girl names out there!

Any suggestions? We are still all ears!!

I try to tell her to kick if she likes the name but she is not following directions. Kids! ;)

Either way I am ready to meet our little girl and know whatever name we choose, will be exactly right for her. And hopefully she doesn't hate it :)

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Bumpdate - 22 Weeks

So what has been going on this week? This week we had our 22 week appointment and for the first time, it was all great news! My placenta is finally fully out of the way, and they pin pointed what was causing my spotting. Little miss was showing off for the camera and wiggling all over the place. I am so ready (yet, please stay in there for awhile!) to meet her sweet little face and see those tiny parts we've fallen in love with already.

My mom also came up and I had a really good few days with her. She helped out around the house, went with me to get the cutest custom bows, looked at baby things, and ate lots of food! I love, love, love having her here. I can't wait for our little sweet pea to meet her.

Oh, and I just so happened to turn 25 on Friday. Finally hit the quarter of a century mark, oh booooy.

How far along? 22 weeks

Baby Size: Papaya

Maternity Clothes: I have a couple of pairs of pants, and a few shirts now that I can wear as I start to grow, grow, grow. I tried on a little pad thingy that adds 3 months and oh my LANTA that is just wild to think about. Can my body reaaaally stretch THAT far?! 

Movement? Yes and it is still the best thing in the entire universe. A few days she was pretty quiet, but I love whatever movement I can get. 

Food cravings/adversions? Just gimme that FOOD. 

Nausea, vomiting, or sickness? Nope nope. I've learned that Mexican and Chinese make my digestive system not so happy though. 

What I miss: Right now, nothing really. This has been a very, very good week. Okay so I may miss wine sometimes, but I'll live :) I did FINALLY figure out you can get decaf iced lattes and I may be in trouble. 


Daddy-ism of the week: Jeff in Babies-R-Us was by far one of funniest moments of the week. He was getting so excited at some of the things they had. I think he may be playing with some of the things more than she will!

Best moment this week? Oh gosh, there was a lot. The good news at the doctor, my mom staying a few days, my birthday, and every second I can feel our little princess. 

Workouts: Gosh I really need to start walking. Maybe tonight? 

Gender:  BABY GIRL!!

Sleep? Still pretty good, have to wake up to go to the bathroom but I definitely am not getting less than enough sleep. But the freaky dreams I have been having, those can slow their roll. I wake up with a heart beating 500 mph. I did have a dream I had a beer and was freaking out because in my dream I had "forgotten" I couldn't have beer and woke up feeling like this had all really happened. Good night, anxiety much?

What I'm looking forward to? Our house to be finished and no longer "under construction", starting the nursery (if I could EVER decided on a design), my niece's birthday, going to the lake, the baby shower, the list goes on and on. I have a feeling this summer is going to FLY by.

Wisdom or other thoughts? Sometimes I have to really ask myself if this is all happening to me. I cannot believe that the little blessing is ours and goodness my heart is so ready to meet her in September. I thank God everyday for choosing me to be her mom. I feel like the luckiest momma already. 
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