Tuesday, August 19, 2014

24 Weeks.

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 Blair is the length of an ear of corn this week!! Also she probably weighs 1.25 lbs!

I can't believe it, I'm finally 6 months pregnant! Only 3 more months to go! Ah!! I'm so excited to hold her and kiss her it's all I can think about! I've majorly bumped out in the past 2 weeks, it's impossible to not see that I'm pregnant now days!

This weekend we registered for our baby shower that is happening October 12th, so mark your calendars everyone!! It was overwhelming to see how much stuff we need, and how expensive it is. My mom and granny came up here to help out and make sure we didn't miss anything. They brought along my nephew Kharter, and we had a great weekend!

We went to the square one night to eat dinner at The Flying Fish (delicious!) and then we had ice-cream and sat by the fountain and hung out while Jacob and Kharter ran around like crazy playing hide-n-go-seek (as seen above) and "run" as Kharter likes to call it. Haha, I'm sure you can guess what that consists of! It melts my heart to see Jacob with Kharter, I know he's going to be the best dad. I can't wait to see him with Blair! We also spent both days at the pool, because obviously we have the best pool ever according to Kharter!

We got her crib yesterday and I can't wait for Jacob to put it together! We almost have all of the furniture, it's so exciting!! And while my mom was down she bought the blanket for us that we are going to be using for Blair's comforter(along with some bows, onesies, hangers and a book!)! Eeek! Things are starting to come together, I'm so excited.

Today we had my 24 week appointment, and everything is going good so far! The doctor said I'm measuring right on time and that Blair's heartbeat is strong and great at 140. She also told me I'm carrying low and in my back so that could be one of the causes of my intense back pain. Oh joy!

Blair kicks nonstop, I often wonder if she ever sleeps, Maybe she's a wiggler in her sleep just like her mom! But I wouldn't change it for the world, feeling her move and seeing her move my belly is the most amazing thing ever. I just can't get enough of it.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Last Weekend.

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Blair is 23 weeks this week and she weighs as much as a large mango....which means she weighs a little over 1 pound!

 Last weekend was great. We got to go to the Grape Festival with friends, Crystal, Sean, and his family. It was nice walking around and hanging out all night. And I think fairs are the cutest so I love seeing everything! 

The next day we got to go to Fayetteville to take pictures of my friend Dawn's beautiful family! After pictures we went and ate at my favorite pizza place, Tiny Tim's Pizza. And then we walked around the square and took some pictures! I have been looking/feeling extra pregnant this week, so that's pretty exciting! Even though, no one seems to notice still. (I think it's because I look huge everywhere..)

While in Fayetteville we stopped by one of our favorite vintage flea market shops and found the perfect dresser for Blair's room! It needs to be repainted really bad but both of our parents said they would be willing to do it, so we bought it! Now she officially has a bookshelf and a dresser! Yay! All we need now is a crib and a rocking chair!

I started work this week. And kudos to all you moms out there that work full-time while being pregnant! I don't know how you do it! I've worked 2 days in a row so far and my back hasn't stopped hurting since the first day. And my thighs are screaming from the second day....cause I had to do the "pregnancy squat" all day because my shorts are too tight to bend over normally....(and I'm talking about my big baggy boyfriend shorts here). Oh I hope it gets better or I might be a trophy wife again soon! (Please no judgement!)

And one last thing that happened yesterday....one of my best friends, Rosalva, bought Blair her very first J Crew clothing....and her first chambray shirt! So cute, I'm dying!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

22 Weeks.

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22 Weeks! Baby is the Size of a Spaghetti Squash....and probably weighs 1 pound!

After next week I will be 6 months pregnant. How insane is that?! I feel like it was just yesterday that I was telling my mom from Virginia that Jacob and I were going to be parents. The happiness she expressed always brings a smile to my face when I think about it!

Well I feel like complaining a little bit (even though I know I am extremely blessed and that many people have to go through much worse things in this world, but sometimes you just need to vent!)

-The lady at Baby Gap asking me if I want a gift receipt. And I just want to scream at her and say "LOOK AT ME! I'M 5.5 MONTHS PREGNANT! THESE THINGS ARE FOR MY BABY!!" I don't know why that bothered me so much, probably because I'm sick of getting funny looks when I'm in a baby store shopping. Like I'm jumping the gun because my itty bitty bump.

-Which my bump really isn't that itty bitty. NONE of my clothes fit. Nada. I just don't even understand how I fit into some of those clothes before. Agh. It's so frustrating! And most maternity clothes make me want to throw up because they are so ugh.....mom-ish (and not in a good way!) Except for the ones I do like, which cost about $150 or more. Meh. I've found some gems at Goodwill though, like the skirt above!

-The thing that's been really bugging me is that I have RH negative blood type. And yes it's very rare. Only 15% of  Caucasian females have this blood type. And lucky me, I have O- which is the rarest blood type of all! Hm. The only reason it bugs me so bad is because if my baby has Positive blood type and somehow our blood mixes, my body will produce antibodies that could really harm my sweet baby. Makes me sick to think about. And because of this I have to get a shot at my 28 week appointment. And for a girl who hasn't taken any type of medicine, except for 1 Zantac (killer heartburn yall), since she's been pregnant. It makes me freak out!

Okay, well that's all for now. Haha. Now let's look at some really positive things happening!

-Blair is moving like crazy these days. She is still the wiggle worm we saw at 13 weeks and now that I can feel pretty much every movement, it makes me so happy! Every time I feel her I can't help but smile!

-I have a half outie belly-button. It's extremely awkward looking....and kinda gross. But Jacob loves it and thinks it's one of the cutest things ever so I'll put it in the positives! My belly has grown, as my dad put it...."looks like you swallowed a cantaloupe!".

-My hair has stopped falling out! YAY!

-This has been the best summer to be pregnant because it's not 100 degrees outside like it has been every summer I can remember. Instead we were having 70 degree weather! AMAZING!

-Also I got the job that every pregnant woman dreams of, a part-time job at Baby/Kids Gap! Meep! I'm so excited to start and meet some new people! (And not to mention that awesome discount for Blair some adorable clothes!)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Name.

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Top: Forever 21, Skirt: Asos, Necklace: Forever 21 

Baby is the length of a Banana!
 
Baby is 20 weeks and 1 day!! We went in for our 20 week appointment yesterday and got to see her again, and got some amazing pictures!! It's my favorite when I get to see her little face, feet, and hands. She's just so lovely. 

She's moving like crazy in my tummy these days. I love to feel her wiggling around in there! And I love that Jacob can feel it now too! I love how his eyes light up when I tell him baby is kicking, and he just drops whatever he is doing so he can put his hand on my tummy. It's the cutest. 

So, we have her name. And I'm ready to share it with you all! I told my 3 year old nephew, Kharter, her name and he calls her Baby Bear. It's kind of the cutest thing ever. He brings me his old baby toys and says, "Baby Bear can have this.", "Baby Bear needs this, it was mine when I was a baby.", "Is that for Baby Bear?" Haha. I love it! So have you guessed her name yet?

Our Baby girl's name is....
Blair Nicole

Thursday, July 17, 2014

My Husband.

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Everyday I am more and more thankful to have such an amazing man in my life. I'm so blessed to be married to my best friend and the love of my life. I wish there were more ways for me to let him know how much I appreciate him and everything he does for me and our growing family. Here are a few things I am eternally grateful for....

-Thank you for making me laugh everyday without fail. 
-Thank you for working your booty off to support our family.
-Thank you for appreciating me and making me feel beautiful everyday.
-Thank you for the extra 10 minutes of snuggling every morning.
-Thank you for always reaching out to hold my hand.
-Thank you for texting me all throughout the day. 
-Thank you for not getting mad at me when I shrink one of your favorite shirts, and instead just flirting with me about it.
-Thank you for rubbing my back when you are the one that has worked all day, and deserve it way more.
-Thank you for always getting me candy at the store.
-Thank you for always driving.
-Thank you for reading to our baby girl.
-Thank you for the late night runs to Walmart because we are out of milk.
-Thank you for always coming back for another kiss when you are leaving.
-Thank you for putting up with the fact that I can't cook much of anything.
-Thank you for putting up with my grumpiness.
-Thank you for always dancing in the kitchen when you are cooking.
-Thank you for always dancing with me when there is music on.
-Thank you for always being on my side. 
-Thank you for taking me on so many adventures.
-Thank you for carrying me through a pasture because I am scared of ticks and spiders.
-Thank you for always fixing things around the house after your long day at work.
-Thank you for our afternoon walks.
-Thank you for always opening the car door for me.
-Thank you for flirting with me like we are teenagers.
-Thank you for always being there for me.
-Thank you for making all my dreams come true.
-Thank you for sticking it out and watching horrible movies with me (even though I think they are awesome).
-Thank you for loving my family like you do.
-Thank you for being my best friend.
-Thank you for being so sexy. :)
-Thank you for being you. 
-Thank you for loving our daughter so much already.
-Thank you for loving me unconditionally.

I could go on forever in thanking you for every single thing you do that makes my life complete. You are the one I was meant for. And just like you said the other night. "I'm pretty sure God made me and you just so we could be best friends." You are my best friend, you are my love, you are my everything.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Boy or Girl?

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Our little baby is a girl! We couldn't be more excited!!! 

We went and had an ultrasound done, and the technician confirmed that Baby is indeed a girl! It's such a wonderful feeling to know for sure what our little munchkin is! 

We are at 18 Weeks and she is the size of a sweet potato! 

At first Baby was rolled up in a little ball sleeping but soon she was moving around like crazy (like she always is when she's awake!) I love to watch her move on the screen just as much as I love feeling her move in my tummy. We got to do a 4D and see her face, and let me tell you....that girl has some cheekbones! Just like her mom, hehe! They are very noticeable now since she has practically no fat on her little face! We also got to see each arm, hand, leg, and foot. And see her heart up close and personal. It was amazing. And her heart beat continues to be a strong 150! I love it!

I'm so blessed to have this little family of mine, and I'm so impatient for December to get here so I can hold her in my arms! I love you so much my little baby girl!

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Idependence Day!

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Overalls: Free People, Top: Urban Outfitters, Socks: Forever 21, Shoes: Keds

We love the USA! So blessed to live here! 

This 4th of July is probably one of my favorites because it's the day I finally felt our little wiggle worm kick. Now I'm addicted to that feeling!!! It's like air bubbles popping in my stomach. I love it so much. Our little baby has stolen my heart and I'm just filled with love and excitement about everything!

We spent the 4th just running around town, and then when night fell Jacob took me out into the field behind our apartment and we watched fireworks on a quilt and did sparklers. It was great until the bugs attacked! Then we headed to the grass in front of our apartment and laid there and star gazed for awhile, well I did, Jacob was trying to figure out how to write with sparklers and catch it on camera. (As you probably know he wasn't able to figure it out this time!)

We had to cancel our appointment to see Baby this Saturday because Jacob has drill. But it's okay because now we have an appointment here in Bentonville tonight!!! We will officially know if Baby is a he or she tonight!! Meep! (the reason I scheduled it in Tulsa is so I could visit my bestie while there, but Jacob said he'd take me another weekend so it's all good!)
 
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