Tuesday, September 16, 2014

28 Weeks!

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Top: Thrifted (Goodwill), Necklace: J Crew, Pants: Forever 21, Hat: H&M

28 Weeks today! Blair is the size of a Chinese Cabbage, (whatever that is!) And should be weighing close to 2.5 pounds!

And we are at the beginning of 7 months!!

We had our 28 week appointment today and let me tell you, it was a doozy! We were there for over 2 hours! It started off with me drinking the nasty Glucose Test drink, which tasted a lot like the Orange drink you can get a McDonalds. (Yuck! That can't be good for your kiddos!). So if you like that drink then kudos to you if you ever have to take the test! Also, I didn't know you had to drink it within 5 minutes....but I was a champ and downed that liquid in 1.5 minutes. I just wanted to be done!

Then we had to wait an hour.....and then I got my blood drawn (ouch!). After that we finally got to see the doctor and hear my precious baby's strong heartbeat and was told that I'm measuring perfect! After that I got a shot in my arm for Pertussis (Ouch times 100!) (It still hurts!). Then they informed me that they needed more blood to be able to give me my Rhogam shot. UGHH! So I had to go give another tube of blood (that makes for 3 today!) And then I got to go and get the Rhogam shot in my booty. So I was poked and prodded all day by needles. It was no fun. 

I'm just glad it's over with! This week is the mark of us starting to have doctor's appointments every 2 weeks! So I will get to go back on the 30th (the day after my birthday!) and hear my precious baby's heartbeat again. Maybe even talk the doctor into an ultrasound as birthday present? That would be the best!

We have started to get Blair's room all set up, and it's looking so gorgeous and fun. I love it so! I can't wait to be done with it. Only a few more things to go and voila! Our baby's room is complete! 

Also, now that the weather has been getting cooler (well it's fluctuating between hot and cold), I've had to be more creative with my outfits. Especially since I can't stand looking frumpy everyday!  Thank the Lord for J Crew who has shown me that you can dress up sweatpants and look like the most fashionable person in the room! I'm living in these ones from Forever 21! I love dressing them up with a button-down or my military vest with a big statement necklace!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Petit Jean Mountain.

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Forgot to post these pictures from when Jacob and I spent a couple of days up on Petit Jean  Mountain. It was so nice to escape reality for  a minute and just hang out with no distractions. We had a great time wondering around, exploring, and relaxing.

Pictures:
-Baby bump and wildflowers, 2 of my favorite things.
-Sporting Jacob's shorts, because only one pair of mine fit these days.
-I love seeing her name with ours.
-A hearty lunch!
-Beautiful flowers once again.
-Climbing mountains (or really big rocks that feel like mountains)
-Enjoying the view
-It's beautiful there.
-Blair and I <3 p="">
-I had so much fun!
-Much needed park sign picture.
-Old abandoned paddle boats.
-The love of my life.
-Geese!
-Random sticks that make JN, we thought it was the coolest!
-Can't get enough of this guy.
-Baby lizard Jacob caught!
-Country life.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

27 Weeks.

27 Weeks today! Blair is the size of a Cucumber and probably weighs over 2 pounds!

Also today marks the beginning of the 3rd Trimester! I'm excited yet nervous at the same time, because I've heard the 3rd Trimester can be just as hard as the first (here's to hoping that it's not!) I can't believe I will probably be holding my little munchkin in 13 weeks! AHHHH! So exciting!
 
We got to see Blair on Saturday, and she is still as cute as ever! She was making all sorts of faces, including the duck face. Haha. Oh man, it was super funny and cute all at the same time. She was opening and closing her mouth, pretty sure we saw a tiny smile for a second, she was wriggling around the entire time (this girl is a mover!), and we saw the most precious ankles I've ever seen. Who would've thought baby ankles were so cute!?

My mom and dad took the vintage dresser we bought for her and they are going to repaint it. I'm so excited to get it back I just know it's going to be gorgeous! 

Also, no more complaining from me about not having a belly. Cause it's here and it's huge! I love it. I love that people are FINALLY asking me about my baby and giving me baby advice. (Most people seem to hate that....but I'm loving it). And I finally had to throw in the towel and buy some maternity clothing. I got some jeans, leggings, and a dress! So hopefully I will be set for the rest of the pregnancy if I can find some good sweaters, flannels, and over-sized shirts while thrifting.

Next week is the dreaded 28 week appointment where I have to take the glucose screening test, get the Rhogam shot, and the Pertussis Shot. Wah. Hopefully everything goes good, prayers would be greatly appreciated!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

26 Weeks.

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Blair is the size of an Eggplant!!

I'm actually 25.5 weeks in these pictures, but I'm 26 weeks this week so we are just going with that!

No denying that this girl right here is pregnant anymore! It's crazy how much my belly grew in a few weeks! I love it! I love seeing my belly grow cause I know that means my little munchkin is growing too. 

We have determined that Blair like to be posted up on the left side of my body, since that's where she's always moving and it sticks out a tiny bit more than the right side. Before I even told my mom this theory she was feeling my belly and was telling me that's where Blair is. And then we had a small ultrasound and yep! That's where she is posted up on the left side!

Last week we spent a couple of days up at Jacob's parents cabin up on the mountain. It was nice to escape for those days with my love. We got to relax and play and not worry about anything. It was a much needed mini vacation. We took these belly pictures one morning before we went out adventuring. Jacob has a great eye for great lighting and I'm glad he suggested it because I love these pictures!

This Saturday we have an ultrasound and I'm so excited! This will probably be the last time we get to see her before birth, so I'm going to cherish every second! My mom and dad  are coming up to go with us to the ultrasound, and of course Kharter. (I can't wait to see  what he will think about it!) Also my besties Rosalva and Crystal are coming! Meep!
 -Side note, we are not having this done at a doctor's office, we are going to a private ultrasound company to have it done like we did before to find out the gender.- 

Oh, and how about that bellybutton! Haha!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Farmer's Market and More...

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Last week was pretty eventful for us! On Thursday we went to the square to grab a bite to eat with some of Jacob's family. It was nice to get out of the house and hang out at the square after dinner while porking down a sprinkled icecream cone.....it's Blair's favorite!...or mom's who knows? ;)

Then Friday we headed to Fayetteville to eat at my favorite pizza place, Tiny Tim's. Ugh why can't there be one here in Bentonville? I would be there every single week if so! I called up one of my besties, Rosalva, and we got to have dinner then cupcakes (also Blair's favorite, hehe). Then we walked around the square there and caught up! I guess it's not so bad driving to Fayetteville for dinner if I get to spend that time with Rosalva! Earlier that day I caught Blair moving in my tummy, just a tiny bit, she knows when I'm recording and decides to stop instantly. Pretty frustrating! But I did get one little kick, so I was able to show Rosalva, I just loved how excited it made her and Jacob (even though he's seen her kicking and felt her kicking a millions times!)!

Saturday morning Jacob and I woke up and went to the Farmer's Market. I loved it, especially all the beautiful flowers! I wanted to buy them all! It was waaaay hot though so we kept poking into stores near by and I found the cutest necklace for pregnant women. It has months 1-9 on them and you can add a month when you get there. I loved it, and if I wasn't already 6 months along I would have definitely purchased it! 

And last but not least, we finally put Blair's crib together! I love it! Her room is slowly but surely coming together. We have the crib, bookshelf, and dresser. Even though the dresser needs repainted, but my dad is going to pick it up next weekend and get started! Meep! I can't wait to get it back!

I didn't know it was possible to feel Blair move around more than she already does, but I have been able to this week! She's a little mover and a shaker. I absolutely love it. I already know I'm going to miss that feeling after birth! But at least I'll have her to snuggle with to make me miss them less!


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.
 
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