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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Wedding Wednesday

   Happy Wedding Wednesday! I decided to only doing Wedding Wednesdays once a month instead of twice because they were getting a little boring and I just don't feel like doing two with being pregnant and all. So let's get straight to the chase and look at what we got done last month and what we need to get done this month...

From last month's to-do list:

  •    Finish calculating food & drink estimate. I know, I know, it is absolutely ridiculous and sad that we haven't finished this... so it'll be on yet another month's to-do list.
  •    Start creating a reception playlist or at least figure out how many songs we need to choose. Yup, haven't done this either.
  •    Pick out/ order wedding bands... yes! This is done and we have our wedding bands at the house! And it definitely worked in our favor getting them on Black Friday. They were on sale and we came in under budget, yay!!!
This is the one I chose from Littman Jewelers!!!

  •    Finalize what the Ring Bearer is going to wear and let my sister know so that she has plenty of time to go out and buy it. Still need to do this too sadly. But at least I have an inspiration board I put together already and printed out. I just need to ask Jesse's opinion again b/c I can't remember what he told me months ago and then let my older sister know so that she can order it all for my nephew.
  •    Order invitations & RSVP cards- done! Invitations have been ordered and are at the house. I ordered a RSVP card downloadable template file on Etsy. I've edited the information and printed them out. Now I just need to cut them and get some little envelopes for them.
  •    Get my mom to talk to the church next door to see if they'll let us use their parking lot for parking. My mom hasn't done this yet but I did give her a deadline around the middle of this month (or before?) so that we have an answer, I can type up the parking info and print it out to be put with the wedding invitations.
   
New to December's to-do list:
  •    Mail out wedding invitations. I need to cut out the RSVP cards, buy little envelopes for the RSVP cards, and get the parking info from my mom before we can mail out the invitations but this needs to be done this month.
   And I think that's it for this month. We just really need to try to get these things done asap before Rory is born b/c I know that once she's here, the chaos and procrastination on the wedding front is just going to increase.

   Happy Hump Day!
-Heather


Monday, December 5, 2016

36 Week Bumpdate

   You guys!!! I get to meet my little girl in 3 weeks and 2 days!!! I can't believe it is so freakin' close!

How Far Along: 36 weeks and 2 days

Due Date: 12/31/2016 New Year's Eve but c-section is scheduled for 12/28/16.

Baby is the Size of: A large canteloupe! Baby should be measuring about 19-22" long and should weigh 6 lbs. Ha! At my ultrasound 4 weeks ago, she was weighing 6 lbs 1 oz. I'll find out how much she is weighing now tomorrow at my appointment with the high risk specialist.

Weight Gain: 37 lbs. Yup, I'm just going to have to accept this weight gain. I'm at the point where I do not care anymore (kind of) and just want to eat whatever will make me feel better.

Symptoms: Nausea, headaches, sensitive boobs, moody, fatigue, sciatic nerve pain, back pain, fainting, heartburn, hip pain, acid reflux, pelvic pressure, and braxton hicks (I think). I've had to start taking 2-3 Diclegis pills a day for morning sickness. I have just been feeling so sick and nauseous lately and like total crap. I'm so over this and so ready (but not ready) for Rory to be out of me.

Gender: Girl!

Name: Rory Brielle

Movement: Yes, some days she is more active than others but that's completely normal.

Engagement Ring On or Off: On but sometimes it'll be a little difficult to get it on or take it off.

Bellybutton In or Out: Still technically in but definitely looks like it's making it's way on being an outie which I would totally not like b/c it creeps me out for some reason.

Signs of Labor: I'm still thinking I'm experiencing braxton hicks. I've read they're not supposed to be painful but if this is what I'm experiencing, they're definitely painful and they tend to happen when I'm driving home from work lol or in this morning's case, they happened on my way to work. The pelvic pressure has been increasing. Some days it is horrible and some days I don't have it. When we were running errands on Saturday I seriously felt like her hand or something was going to pop out of me.

Nursery: We're going with a woodland/ woodland critters and floral theme. The nursery is almost finished! I just need to get like 2 tiny things done. I'm hoping to get the reveal out next week, so be on the lookout for that post!

Maternity Clothes: I'm wearing maternity jeans but on other days I'm still wearing some of my pre-pregnancy jeans unzippered with a belly band. I'm wearing maternity shirts but also still wearing my pre-pregnancy shirts (not all of them obviously lol). And I've been wearing my maternity winter coat that is too big.

Sleep: Exhausted. I just want to be home laying down. I'm tossing and turning throughout the night.

Best Moment(s) of the Week: 

   -My non stress test. I was actually taken back on time for once and I requested cold apple juice right away which worked like a charm. Even though I didn't feel her move more than 3 times, the non stress test showed her moving and everything that needed to be seen in order for it to get the green light and I only had to be hooked up for the normal 20 minutes instead of 1 hour like the previous two tests. So from now on I'm going to request cold apple juice at the start of every single one.

   -Getting the hospital bags packed for the most part. Some stuff can't be packed in advance but they are pretty much good to go. And Jesse cleaned out the cars and installed the car seat bases and car seat!

   -We went over my mom's Saturday night and Sunday. My nephew was there for the weekend and my older sister came up for family dinner on Sunday. My nephew was a freakin' crazy hyper nut but he is so funny and always makes everyone laugh. 

Missing: Wine, wine coolers, margaritas, and GIN and TONICS.

Cravings & Aversions: Rice (and Chipotle- that's a given), brownies, cupcakes, cookies, fresh veggies (mainly fresh raw green peppers), chocolate, soft serve vanilla and chocolate twist custard, Wendy's (especially their spicy chicken sandwiches which I craved quite often in the first trimester), McDonald's french fries, Five Guys' french fries and Olive Garden's black tie mousse cake.

   Aversions... Still the same. Grilled chicken (unless it is like overdone and crispyish), nuts, spinach & artichoke dip, tortillas, and biscuits.

Mood: Very happy but getting very easily annoyed.

Looking Forward to: 
 
   -My ultrasound tomorrow!!! I can't wait to see Rory and find out how much our little chunky girl is weighing now.

   -My non stress test Thursday. Again, not really something I'm looking forward to but it needs to get done and it confirms whether or not things are still going ok.

   -Getting a pedicure and my eyebrows waxed this weekend for the final time before Rory is born. I cannot wait for that pedicure.

   -Season 2 of Fuller House!!!

-Heather









Monday, November 28, 2016

35 Week Bumpdate

   Ugh, Mondays after a long weekend are the worst and I seriously contemplated staying home today.


How Far Along: 35 weeks and 2 days

Due Date: 12/31/2016 New Year's Eve but c-section is scheduled for 12/28/16. So 4 weeks and 2 days until she is here!!!

Baby is the Size of: A canary melon! Baby should be measuring about 19-22" long and should weigh 5.5 lbs. Ha! At my ultrasound 3 weeks ago, she was weighing 6 lbs 1 oz. I can't wait to see what she is weighing at my next ultrasound in 1 week (my last ultrasound)!

Weight Gain: 33-34 lbs. Yup, I'm just going to have to accept this weight gain. I'm at the point where I do not care anymore (kind of) and just want to eat whatever will make me feel better.

Symptoms: Nausea, headaches, sensitive boobs, moody, fatigue, sciatic nerve pain, calf cramps, back pain, fainting, heartburn, hip pain, acid reflux, and braxton hicks (I think). I've had to start taking 2 Diclegis pills a day for morning sickness. I have just been feeling so sick and nauseous lately and like total crap. I'm so over this and so ready (but not ready) for Rory to be out of me.

Gender: Girl!

Name: Rory Brielle

Movement: Yes and she has actually been a little more active since my last non stress test. I think she's trying to let me know she's ok in there and to stop all of these dumb non stress tests. No can do little girl. As annoying as they are, they are for the best.

Engagement Ring On or Off: On but sometimes in the morning, it'll be a little difficult to get it on or I can't get it back off but if I hold an ice pack, run my hand under cold water, or wait a few hours, it's all back to normal.

Bellybutton In or Out: Still technically in but definitely looks like it's making it's way on being an outie which I would totally not like b/c it creeps me out for some reason.

Signs of Labor: Just the fact that she has dropped and the OB I saw last thinks I'm experiencing braxton hicks but I have no idea being a first time mom. But those aren't necessarily labor signs or signs that labor is in the very near future. I'm also thinking I might have had a contraction once or twice but again, I have no idea and it's nothing to worry about or a sign of anything anyways.

Nursery: We're going with a woodland/ woodland critters and floral theme. The nursery is almost finished! I just need to get a few things organized, Jesse needs to stain her growth chart, and then it should be ready for the reveal. I'm hoping to get the reveal out next week, so be on the lookout for that post!

Maternity Clothes: I'm wearing maternity jeans but on other days I'm still wearing some of my pre-pregnancy jeans unzippered with a belly band. I'm wearing maternity shirts but also still wearing my pre-pregnancy shirts (not all of them obviously lol). And I've been wearing my maternity winter coat that is too big.

Sleep: Exhausted. I just want to be home laying down. I'm tossing and turning throughout the night.

Best Moment(s) of the Week: 

   -This isn't a "best moment" at all really but I had my second non stress test on Monday. I got there early but of course had to wait forever. They finally hooked me up and I listened to Rory's heartbeat while waiting to see if she was going to move. She didn't, but that isn't a surprise. So I requested some water. Chugged a bunch and she moved once. I kept drinking and waiting and drinking and waiting and no movements but her heartbeat was still going. The OBGYN took a look at my test and said that she was only reactive once and they look for 2 (or at least 2?) reactions or whatever. So my test was considered nonreactive and she said not to worry but I needed to have a biophysical profile (BPP) ultrasound done.

   They were booked for ultrasounds, so they sent me to the hospital next door to triage where they hooked me up to do another non stress test and gave me cold ice water and cold apple juice. This little stubborn girl decided she wanted to move around and was reactive aaand she kept pushing on my full bladder. They kept me hooked up for like an hour. I was so miserable and my phone was dying (and of course my charger was in the car). I didn't tell Jesse to come because I asked how long they thought I'd be there for and they had said I'd only be there for maybe an hour (yea right) and I didn't exactly know what was going on. I kept him informed but was also aware my phone could die any second. He told my mom what was going on and she ended up calling the hospital after I had been there for a hour. The nurse told me (and my mom when she called) that my baby looked beautiful (according to the non stress test, obviously without an ultrasound they couldn't physically see her) and that she didn't see the need for a BPP. If I still wanted a BPP, I would have to wait another 3-4 hours because they only had 1 ultrasound tech and there were like 3 people ahead of me that were considered "priority". I told them I just wanted to go home. When you just want to go home and your bladder is extremely full and have a baby pushing on it, you get very impatient. As I waited, I decided to go out of my room and ask if they were getting the papers ready (which they were in the process of) and then asked where the hell the bathroom was b/c my bladder was about to explode.

   All in all, she's fine. She was probably just sleeping during the first non stress test and/ or being her stubborn little sassy self.

   -Thanksgiving! Even though I felt like total crap and I didn't get any pictures of me, my bump, or Jesse and I together.

   -Getting our gate redone. Finally! Our front gate is fixed!

   -Bought Rory's Christmas gift! And I didn't take a picture of course. It's a snowglobe from Things Remembered and it has "Rory's 1st snowglobe 2016" engraved on it.

   -Gilmore Girls on Netflix! I watched tit on Friday. Jesse came home right at the end of the last episode to me yelling at the t.v. That ending was such a cliffhanger and I NEED to know what's next!!! They need to come out with season 2 pronto.

   -Bad Moms. We finally watched Bad Moms and it did not disappoint at all! I loved it!

Missing: Wine, wine coolers, margaritas, and GIN and TONICS.

Cravings & Aversions: Rice (and Chipotle- that's a given), brownies, cupcakes, cookies, fruit, and fresh veggies (mainly fresh raw green peppers), chocolate, Belgian waffles, s'mores, french toast, soft serve vanilla and chocolate twist custard, Wendy's (especially their spicy chicken sandwiches which I craved quite often in the first trimester), McDonald's french fries, Five Guys' french fries and Olive Garden's black tie mousse cake.

   Aversions... Still the same. Grilled chicken (unless it is like overdone and crispyish), nuts, spinach & artichoke dip, tortillas, and biscuits.

Mood: Very happy but getting very easily annoyed.

Looking Forward to: 
   -My non stress test on Thursday. Ok, I'm not really looking forward to this because they take forever to bring me back there and my daughter is stubborn during these and makes them take longer than they should. Hoping this test goes better than the last one.
   -Working on packing the hospital bags tonight. Still haven't finished this but I'm hoping to get everything that we can get packed now packed tonight.
   -Get the cars cleaned out and the car seat bases installed in both of our cars. I like things to be done so far in advance that I am freaking out because there is so much that I wanted done already that we haven't done.


-Heather








Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thankful...

   In the spirit of Thanksgiving being tomorrow, I thought I'd do a short, sweet, and simple little post on some things I am thankful for...

1. Rory Brielle- Although she is not here yet, I am so thankful that she is my daughter and I am blessed to be the one she will call "mom".

   I am also thankful that she is ok after Monday's scare. Ok, I wasn't that scared because I know my daughter but I was scared a tiny bit and she sure scared her daddy and her nonna. I went in for my annoying weekly non stress test. My test results came back as nonreactive and I had to be sent to triage at the hospital next door for another non stress test. All in all, she's fine. She was probably just sleeping during the first non stress test and/ or being her stubborn little sassy self. I'll give more details on this scare in my 35 week bumpdate on Monday.

2. Tigger, Audrey, and Gary- I love my fur babies (yes, even Gary) more than anything in the world and am so thankful to be their fur momma! They keep me on my toes, provide me with tons of kissies and snuggles, and keep me going everyday. I can't wait to see how they are with Rory and I know she will have such a strong bond with them.

3. Jesse- I never thought I'd find "the one" and yet I did! I am so in love with this man. I can't wait to see him be a father to our little girl and I can't wait to become his wife next year.

4. My Mom- I've said this before and I'll say it again, I do not know where I'd be today if it wasn't for my mom. She has helped me become the woman that I am and I don't know what I'd do without her.

5. My Younger Sister, Jen- I'd say throughout most of our lives, we haven't gotten along but it has gotten a lot better and I love her to death. I know that I can 100% be my goofy self around her without any negative judgement and she will act just as equally goofy. We share a very unique weird sisterly bond and I know she is going to be an amazing aunt to Rory- so amazing that Rory is probably going to want to go hang out with fun auntie Jen all the time and think I'm a lame mean mom lol.

6. My Family- I'm going to wrap the rest of my family into one. Whether we have been family my entire life, became family through marriage, or whatever the reason, I am so thankful for my family. Family is everything and I can't wait for this new family experience once Rory arrives. Rory is already surrounded by so much love from near and far and I will be forever grateful for that.


   Now let's get through this work day and have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow everyone!!!

-Heather

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Perfect Side

   With it being deer season and all, Jesse got his hunting trip done and out of the way before baby Rory makes her appearance. A few weekends ago, he went hunting down on my grandmom's property in VA with some of my uncles and cousins. So we've been eating some yummy delicious venison on the weekends (the dogs too- they LOVE it!) lately.

   Deer meat isn't for everyone but I was brought up eating it and absolutely love it. Every time Jesse has been cooking us deer meat, he has been letting it marinate in Olive Garden's Italian dressing and it is so freaking good that way. But what is a good piece of meat without a mouthwatering side?

   I was so happy when I read Alexis' Friday post on her blog, Chemistry Cachet. Besides getting to see a cute picture of her adorabull bulldog, she also had a recipe for Balsamic Honey Roasted Brussels Sprouts! I had never liked tried brussels sprouts until I met Jesse but once I tried them, I loved them and anyone who knows me knows that I love anything and everything with balsamic. So I figured we'd give this recipe a try on Sunday. It was an absolute hit! And it was so easy to make. Plus, we already had all of the ingredients at home except for the brussels sprouts.

Just looking at them makes me want them right now! Yes, my pregnant self wants brussels sprouts at breakfast time. But I'm not at home, so I guess I'll just be dreaming of these delicious sprouts all day or at least until another craving hits me.

   I definitely recommend hopping on over to Alexis' blog and reading Friday Favorites - Thanksgiving and Black Friday Ideas for the recipe!

   We just have to get through today and tomorrow and then hello Thanksgiving and four day weekend! Hang in there!

-Heather

Monday, November 21, 2016

34 Week Bumpdate

   I feel bad saying this sometimes but I'm forreal over this pregnancy. I am not one of those ladies that has had a smooth easy pregnancy and just absolutely loves being pregnant. And don't think for a minute that I wish I had never gotten pregnant because that's 100% false. And although I wish she'd be here already to put me out of this discomfort and misery, I really am hoping she stays put until at least 37 weeks (so that she is not a preemie, reduces the risks of problems, and hopefully no NICU stay).


How Far Along: 34 weeks and 2 days

Due Date: 12/31/2016 New Year's Eve but c-section is scheduled for 12/28/16. So 5 weeks and 2 days until she is here!!!

Baby is the Size of: A pineapple! Baby should be measuring about 19-22" long and should weigh 4.9 lbs. Ha! At my ultrasound 2 week ago, she was weighing 6 lbs 1 oz. I can't wait to see what she is weighing at my next ultrasound in 2 weeks (my last ultrasound)!

Weight Gain: 32 lbs- yikes! A 4 lb weight gain this past week. Looks like I may just have to accept that I'm going to probably go over a 35 lb weight gain. I have been feeling so freaking hungry but then I can barely fit anything in my stomach because there is like no room in there for my stomach to expand and then I end up feeling sick shortly after. I feel like I can't get any bigger and our daughter is squishing all of my organs- not fun!

Symptoms: Nausea, headaches, sensitive boobs, moody, fatigue, sciatic nerve pain, calf cramps, back pain, fainting, heartburn, hip pain, acid reflux, and braxton hicks (I think). Still taking 1 morning sickness pill before bed.

   This past week I have not felt good at all. Nausea, belly/ bump pain, heartburn, acid reflux, back pain spanning my entire back, etc. The doctor told me to take Zantac everyday for the heartburn and acid reflux, so I'm doing that now but I still don't feel great. I even had to take an extra Diclegis pill on Saturday and Sunday. Hoping I feel better soon.

Gender: Girl!

Name: Rory Brielle

Movement: Yes. She has been a little more laid back lately but that's also more common around this time b/c she's running out of room.

Engagement Ring On or Off: On but sometimes in the morning, it'll be a little difficult to get it on or I can't get it back off but if I hold an ice pack, run my hand under cold water, or wait a few hours, it's all back to normal.

Bellybutton In or Out: Still technically in but definitely looks like it's making it's way on being an outie which I would totally not like b/c it creeps me out for some reason.

Signs of Labor: Just the fact that she has dropped and the OB I saw last thinks I'm experiencing braxton hicks but I have no idea being a first time mom. But those aren't necessarily labor signs or signs that labor is in the very near future.

Nursery: We're going with a woodland/ woodland critters and floral theme. The nursery is almost finished! I just need to get a few things organized and then it should be ready for the reveal.
 Finally got around to getting Jesse to hang up the hair accessory organizer I made. Still have a few clips to add and waiting for 3 more headbands to be delivered!

 LOVE this blanket my cousin made for Rory. It's all folded up in these pictures- it's actually quite huge and she could very well use it even when she is an adult. It has the same quote as one of the wall art pieces in her gallery wall, "In a field of roses she is a wildflower". 

And THE crib sheet I ordered from Zulily finally came!

Maternity Clothes: I'm wearing maternity jeans but on other days I'm still wearing some of my pre-pregnancy jeans unzippered with a belly band. I'm wearing maternity shirts but also still wearing my pre-pregnancy shirts (not all of them obviously lol). It is so cold and windy out this morning and so I finally put on my winter maternity coat I had ordered online months ago from H&M while it was on sale. It is still really big but hey, I rather it be too big than too small!

Sleep: Exhausted. I just want to be home laying down. I'm tossing and turning throughout the night.

Best Moment(s) of the Week: 

   -These baby moccasins were finally delivered from Zulily! The leatherish blue ones are size 0-6 months and the suedish berry ones are 6-12 months. I can't wait to put these on her when they fit even though I know she will most likely kick them off.

   -Had my first non stress test on Thursday and it was annoying. They said usually you are hooked up to the monitor for no more than 20 minutes. You just have to press a button every time you feel baby move and should get 10 movements. This girl is stubborn and not very active, so I accepted the offer of cold ice water immediately to see if that would get her going- nope. Then 20 minutes passed and I had only felt like 2 movements. So they offered me apple juice, which I also accepted. I finally got 10 movements (a few might have been made up just to get me out of there) but it took like 40-45 minutes. Our daughter is just very stubborn and moves when SHE wants to.

   -Got my hair trimmed and dyed! Last hair dye and trim before Rory is here! And we went to my mom's Saturday night for dinner and I got to see my sister since she came home for Thanksgiving break!

   -This isn't a "best moment" but we decided to get all of our errands done Friday night because we had some extra errands and there just wouldn't be time Saturday or Sunday. So there was a little extra walking. I felt so much pelvic pressure and I was so uncomfortable, I seriously felt like Rory was just going to fall out lol but I've read that feeling is completely normal.


Missing: Wine, wine coolers, margaritas, and GIN and TONICS.

Cravings & Aversions: Rice (and Chipotle- that's a given), brownies, cupcakes, cookies, fruit, and fresh veggies (mainly fresh raw green peppers), chocolate, Belgian waffles, s'mores, french toast, pumpkin spice lattes, soft serve vanilla and chocolate twist custard, Wendy's (especially their spicy chicken sandwiches which I craved quite often in the first trimester), McDonald's french fries, Five Guys' french fries and Olive Garden's black tie mousse cake.

   Aversions... Still the same. Grilled chicken (unless it is like overdone and crispyish), nuts, spinach & artichoke dip, tortillas, and biscuits.

Mood: Very happy but getting very easily annoyed.

Looking Forward to: 
   -My non stress test today. Even though Rory moves when she wants to, I bought a few bags of sour gummy worms for the non stress tests over the next few weeks that I plan to eat right before every test in hopes that she'll move and I won't have to stay there hooked up for more than 20 minutes.

   -Thanksgiving!


-Heather







Monday, November 14, 2016

33 Week Bumpdate

   Ugh, it feels like these work weeks are dragging and the weekends are going by waaay too fast. I've been having horrible all over back pain that started last night while I was sleeping. I'm hoping to feel better soon and to be able to survive the work day today.


How Far Along: 33 weeks and 2 days

Due Date: 12/31/2016 New Year's Eve but c-section is scheduled for 12/28/16. 3 days before my due date! I was born via emergency c-section 3 days before I was due. So if she actually waits until 12/28/16 to be born, that will be something special we share :).

Baby is the Size of: A honeydew melon! Baby should be measuring about 19" long and should weigh 4.5 lbs. Ha! At my ultrasound 1 week ago, she was weighing 6 lbs 1 oz and in the 95th percentile (I think they said 95th, maybe it was higher, eh I'll just go with 95th). She's HUGE!!! I seriously feel like she is running out of room and that my skin can't stretch anymore.

Weight Gain: 28 lbs- yes! No weight gain/ less than 1 lb of weight gain this past week. So happy that it wasn't another 3 lb weight gain week. I have been feeling so freaking hungry.

Symptoms: Nausea, headaches, sore sensitive boobs, moody, fatigue, sciatic nerve pain, calf cramps, back pain, fainting, heartburn, hip pain. Still taking 1 morning sickness pill before bed.

Gender: Girl!

Name: Rory Brielle

Movement: Yes. She has been a little more laid back lately but that's also more common around this time b/c she's running out of room.

Engagement Ring On or Off: On but the other morning I could not get my ring on. Jesse had me hold an ice pack for a while and then try to put it on and it worked.

Bellybutton In or Out: Still technically in but definitely looks like it's making it's way on being an outie which I would totally not like b/c it creeps me out for some reason.

Signs of Labor: No but she is dropping or has dropped as of a week ago/ last week. Which means she is preparing for it, so if you want to consider that a sign of labor, then go for it. So much pressure on my bladder and pelvis.

Nursery: We're going with a woodland/ woodland critters and floral theme. The nursery is still a little bit of a mess but it is coming together. I just need to finish organizing it and I'm waiting for THE crib sheet (she already has like 4-5 others but there is one that I want to be on her crib mattress first) to be delivered from Zulily before I can do any kind of nursery reveal.

 I forgot to post these in last week's bumpdate. I made Rory this DIY hairband/ hair clip/ hair bow organizer. Just waiting for Jesse to hang it up so that I can put all of her hair accessories on it. And I made the cute little hair clips below too. My aunt put these cute little sticky felt flowers on some of the packages full of clothes she got me at my baby shower. I thought they were so freakin' cute and decided to save them so that I could hot glue them to hair clips for Rory. I love how they turned out!

Maternity Clothes: I'm wearing maternity jeans but on other days I'm still wearing some of my pre-pregnancy jeans unzippered with a belly band. I'm wearing maternity shirts but also still wearing my pre-pregnancy shirts (not all of them obviously lol). And I finally bought some high waisted panties which feel so much more comfortable on my bump and keeping my jeans from rubbing against my bump.

Sleep: Exhausted. I just want to be home laying down. I'm tossing and turning throughout the night and keep ending up on my back, which is not good for the baby. Luckily Jesse is usually awake when I turn to lay on my back and he'll wake me up to tell me to turn to my side.

Best Moment(s) of the Week: 
    -Getting my c-section date!

   -Ultrasound on Monday. This stubborn girl would not put her hands and arms down so that we could get a good look at her face but then again, I had a tech this time that I've never had. She was a bit pushy and rushing the ultrasound and acted like she didn't want me to talk to the Doctor afterwards- she got her way b/c the Doctor didn't come in to talk to me. Whatever, still got to see our little girl and found out she is even bigger weighing in at 6 lbs 1 oz. I had a gut feeling they were going to say 6 lbs but didn't want to believe it. She's a beast.
This was the best picture the tech could get while her arms were down for a second.

   -Going to my cousin's baby shower on Saturday. It was fun celebrating my cousin, her pregnancy, and baby Zoey (Rory will have a girl in the family to play with that will be less than 2 months younger than her!). And I wrote a few Thank You cards the day before the baby shower to hand out to my family that was at my baby shower so that I didn't have to waste a stamp and b/c my shower was over a month ago (and I forgot to hand out some of them).

Missing: Wine, wine coolers, margaritas, and GIN and TONICS.

Cravings & Aversions: Rice (and Chipotle- that's a given), brownies, cupcakes, cookies, fruit, and fresh veggies (mainly fresh raw green peppers), chocolate, Belgian waffles, s'mores, french toast, pumpkin spice lattes, soft serve vanilla and chocolate twist custard, Wendy's (especially their spicy chicken sandwiches which I craved quite often in the first trimester), McDonald's french fries, Five Guys' french fries and Olive Garden's black tie mousse cake.

   Aversions... Still the same. Grilled chicken (unless it is like overdone and crispyish), nuts, spinach & artichoke dip, tortillas, and biscuits.

Mood: Very happy but getting very easily annoyed.

Looking Forward to: My first non stress test on Thursday. I was supposed to have one last week but they were running super behind. I waited there for an hour before I got taken back for my vitals and b/c it was so late, no one was available, and I wanted to go home, they said they were going to skip it. They also informed me that the high risk specialist told them I need to come in every single week for non stress tests. It's a bit annoying to have to go every single week on top of all of my other Doctor's appointments but it is best to make sure baby Rory is doing good and know ahead of time if something is going wrong. So I'm thankful for that.



-Heather