Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Ten on Tuesday - Baby Rush, Final Ride, and Mythical Creatures


one. We got SO much done Sunday. We went to Buy Buy Baby and got Cooper’s mattress, an extra base for Chris’s car and a bathtub. We moved the furniture to where we want it in the nursery, and Chris opened boxes of randoms (bottle warmer, drying rack, diaper genie) and put them in their designated spot. He took charge and got it done and I am SO grateful.

two. I happen to agree:

three. In all the baby hoopla I nearly forgot I turn 27 Saturday.

four. Today is another baby appointment and Kaylen is going with me. She’s crossing her fingers for a nice, long ultrasound.

five. Super sad face because one of our favorite shows, Sons of Anarchy is completely over.  I'm still in mourning for all of my favorite fictional characters that died.
Yes, I cried a little too.
six. Another sad/annoyed face because I have to get my drivers license renewed today and get my new address and married name put on it.  (I've only been married 7 1/2 years.).  Yay for long lines and mean ladies behind the counter who hate life.

seven. I swear there are birds trying to nest in our bedroom window.  Which I might be cool with if they didn't try to set up shop at 6:00 on frickin Saturday morning.

eight. It's a little nerdy but I really like this collection of mythical creatures around the globe for some reason.

nine. I've felt a little lost since finishing Gone Girl.  What's everyone reading?

ten. Oh and one more little thing. A sneak peek from our maternity session! I’m in love with the few I’ve seen and can’t wait to see more.
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Monday, December 15, 2014

Gifts for the Cat Lady

Gift guides and wish lists are a dime a dozen on blogs this month.  And rightfully so!  I put together a Christmas wish list last year but this year with the new addition on the way my personal list is super small (a book, a bath robe, blah blah blah). But I LOVE gift guides and still wanted to put one together. So I chose to create one for the weird girl in your life who has an affection for felines.


7. Cat Key Covers found on Cupcakes and Cashmere (similar options here)
11. Cat Cufflinks (similar)

I'd be tickled to receive any of these this Christmas.  =)
Happy Monday, friends!

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Baby Update - One Month to Go!

Lots of exciting things going on!

-We had maternity pictures taken and I can’t WAIT to share them when we get them back!
-We hit the “one month left” mark Tuesday! Tuesday was just a full baby day for us. We both took the day off and started with our regular appointment (everything is fine and showing no signs of labor). After that we met with a group of birth planners that is a complimentary service by the hospital we’re using. They asked all kinds of questions. Are you considering an epidural or a natural birth? Would you like the lights dimmed? What kind of birth experience are you hoping for? Do you use Essential Oils? Is there anyone in particular you don’t want in the room? We preregistered for our visit and even filled out paperwork for his birth certificate. THAT was a surreal moment when the form asked what the full legal name of our baby would be. The girl that helped us plan was super sweet and helpful and she gave us a tour of the maternity floor and showed us exactly where to go when the time comes.
-After birth planning was lunch, touring another daycare and a quick trip to Target to get some little essentials. Cooper now has swaddling blankets. =)
-That night (with my supervision and reading instructions) Chris put together his Rock ‘N Play. I don’t know why but THAT hit me hard. NOW it’s real. NOW that the Rock ‘N Play is together and rocking and making baby music I realize that in a month there will be a baby in it. I love being pregnant but I’m so ready to meet him, and hold him, and love him.

Weight Gain: Up 26 pounds from pre-pregnancy weight. Still right on target.

Clothes: All maternity all the time. Plus a few of Chris’s flannel button-ups for good measure. And Dad let me borrow an Alabama sweatshirt of his that I wore over leggings Monday. Best. Outfit. Ever.

Symptoms: Really the only new thing is some dizzy spells. Nothing major. But I did almost have to grab ahold of Dad’s arm to steady myself while standing and singing at church last week. I could say extreme heaviness, but I’m almost 36 weeks pregnant! I’m supposed to be heavy!

Movement: All the time. A sharp jab here, a roll there, a superman punch to the lady parts here…

Cravings: Drinking my weight in chocolate milk. And lately I want icees! I discovered Taco Bell has a Dr. Pepper Vanilla Freeze and it’s the bee’s knees. I didn’t mean for that to rhyme but it’s funny how things work out.

Sleep: My brand spankin’ new diffuser and my Lavender/Peace and Calm combo is knocking me out at night but not KEEPING me asleep. So tonight I’m going to try putting some on my pillow and toes. Just a little voodoo. Don’t mind me.

Stretch Marks: Nope. Hoping my tummy holds out for one more month. I’d be very thankful.

Missing: Sleeping in any position other than my sides.

Nursery: I’ll just say….it’s coming together. Hopefully… I mean, maybe by January 9th….

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Ten on Tuesday - 30 Days, A Huge Mistake, and Essential Oils


one. Today is ONE MONTH until Cooper’s ETA! Chris and I took the day off together and are focusing on baby. We have a doctor appointment, followed by an appointment with the birth planning people, followed by a tour of another daycare followed by doing SOMETHING in his nursery.

two. YES.  Please let her sleep.

three. Over the weekend we got our maternity pictures made! The weather cooperated beautifully and I can’t wait to see them.

four. I had my hair and make-up done for photos (because I am TERRIBLE at anything other than everyday hair and make-up) and it was a day of beauty firsts for me! I had my eyebrows filled in, my face contoured, and even had fake half lashes! I felt like Kim Kardashian only less self-absorbed.

five. Hahaha.  Hopefully I'll handle it better than this poor cat:

six. I’ve figured out after working with men another reason the good Lord in His wisdom gave the task of bearing the children to women: the men just couldn’t handle it.

seven. I finished Gone Girl.  Furious at the end but still an awesome read and now I can't wait to see the movie.

eight. Do people really believe cops are just running around killing innocent people for fun?

nine. Not what I was expecting to see!

ten. Someone very generously gave me an Essential Oils starter kit as a baby gift with a diffuser and everything! I’ve been sleeping with a mixture of Peace & Calm and Lavender and I love it. Anyone into Essential Oils?







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