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Wedding Wednesday

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Yup, it's Wedding Wednesday! Can you believe today is the last day of the month?! Even though I'm a Summer baby and big on warm weather, I am beyond ready for cooler weather, scarves, and pumpkin spice lattes!!!

   Well let's get down to reviewing what I got accomplished this month wedding wise...


   Sent out Save-the-Dates! Only one just recently came back to us (for a couple that just moved), so we're going to have to resend that one out this week.   Booked our Wedding Officiant! Yay!    Booked the rental company!!! We will have two rental companies because we'll need to rent port-a-potties but the company I'm looking at trying to book for that won't start booking for next year until January. But we booked the other rental company we needed and wanted! This was a big to-do since the original company I had thought about going with was already booked for all of next year.   Started coming up with a food & drinks estimate. We started it but didn't …

22 Week Bumpdate

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Is it really Monday again already??? These weekends go by way too quickly and I can't believe it is almost September!



How Far Along: 22 weeks and 2 days

Due Date: 12/31/2016 New Year's Eve!

Baby is the Size of: A Spaghetti Squash! Baby is measuring 8" from crown to rump.

Weight Gain: 11 lbs.

Symptoms: Nausea, headaches, sore sensitive boobs, bloating, moody, fatigue, lightening crotch, sciatic nerve pain, calf cramps, and round ligament pain. I've been cutting out the morning pill (Diclegis for morning sickness) and just taking 1 pill before bed. I tried not taking my pill Monday night in hopes of trying to wean off of Diclegis. BIG HUGE mistake. I felt sick all day Tuesday. When I came home from work (after taking care of the dogs), I laid down in bed with the dogs and then ended up puking on Jesse's side of the bed while peeing on my side of the bed at the same time. Embarrassing, gross, and just not fun.

Gender: Girl!

Name: Rory Brielle

Movement: Some days I think I…

I'm NOT Going to Breastfeed and My Child Will Turn Out Just Fine!

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I am not going to be your "typical" mom.

   Women are so freakin' judgemental and I'm entering a whole new level. Women judging moms or moms-to-be (and whether they have any children or not). It's just freakin' ridiculous and downright horrible. It's stressful enough going through all of the hormone changes, body changes, the scary realization you're about to be a mom (or the already day-to-day stressors of being a mom), etc. The last thing we need is unnecessary judgement.

   Most women want vaginal births and there are a ton of haters out there that hate on women who have had c-sections (whether the c-section was by choice or not). News flash, just b/c someone didn't push their baby out of their vag does not make them any less of a mother or a woman just like someone who has a baby via surrogacy or adopts isn't any less of a mother. I personally would prefer a c-section. I really don't want a vaginal birth but I've decided that I&…

21 Week Bumpdate

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Good Morning y'all!



How Far Along: 21 weeks and 2 days

Due Date: 12/31/2016 New Year's Eve!

Baby is the Size of: A large Carrot! Baby is measuring 7" from crown to rump. At the anatomy scan last week, Rory was weighing in at 13 oz and is in the 74th percentile!!! I'm wondering if she is going to be a big baby b/c the average weight for how far along I was at the scan was 10 oz and she was weighing in at 3 oz above that. I guess we'll just see what her measurements are next time they measure her since I know that ultrasounds can be a little off sometimes.

Weight Gain: I'm not sure but about 10 lbs, maybe 11.

Symptoms: Nausea, headaches, sore sensitive boobs, bloating, moody, fatigue, lightening crotch, sciatic nerve pain, calf cramps, and round ligament pain. I've been cutting out the morning pill (Diclegis for morning sickness) and just taking 1 pill before bed. Thursday morning less than an hour before I have to get up, I woke up screaming in pain from the…

20 Week Bumpdate

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We're at the halfway mark people (well 2 days past it if you want to get technical)!!! And it is anatomy scan/ ultrasound day (but not until later, so the day will drag on for sure)!!!


How Far Along: 20 weeks and 2 days

Due Date: 12/31/2016 New Year's Eve!

Baby is the Size of: A Banana! Baby is measuring 6.5" from crown to rump. I really hope they tell us measurements and percentiles she's in today at the anatomy scan!

Weight Gain: I'm not sure but about 9-10 lbs.

Symptoms: Nausea, headaches, sore sensitive boobs, bloating, moody, fatigue, lightening crotch, sciatic nerve pain, and round ligament pain. I've been cutting out the morning pill (Diclegis for morning sickness) and just taking 1 pill before bed. These migraines and sinus headaches have been killing me and Tylenol gives me little to no relief, usually no relief. Sometimes taking some Benedryl helps if it is allergy related but it's not always.

Gender: Girl!

Name: Rory Brielle

Movement: I don't thi…

19 Week Bumpdate

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Omg you guys, I'm almost at the halfway mark!!!



How Far Along: 19 weeks and 2 days

Due Date: 12/31/2016 New Year's Eve!

Baby is the Size of: A Tomato or Mango! Baby is measuring 6" from crown to rump.

Weight Gain: I'm not sure but maybe around 8-9 lbs. And I'm officially a D cup! I went from a 36B to a 38D. It's crazy!

Symptoms: Nausea, headaches, sore sensitive boobs, bloating, moody, fatigue, lightening crotch, sciatic nerve pain, and round ligament pain. I have been trying to only take one pill of Diclegis (morning sickness meds) a day but it has been a struggle. I'm trying to figure out if I should cut out the night time pill or the morning. After two days of no pill at night, I woke up feeling like I was going to puke all morning. So I've been cutting out the morning pill instead. And these migraines and sinus headaches have been killing me and Tylenol gives me little to no relief, usually no relief. Sometimes taking some Benedryl helps if it is al…

Adoption Day Anniversaries/ Gotcha Day Anniversaries

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I know, y'all are probably relieved to finally read something that isn't about babies or weddings- sorry, I'm trying to slowly work on it.

   So this week are Audrey's and Tigger's Gotcha Day Anniversaries! I can't believe I have only had Tigger for 3 years and Audrey for 2! It seems like so much longer, but then again, I have to remember that Audrey is only 2 years old and Tigger doesn't turn 4 until November. So it makes sense. You can read last year's post here.

   This year's Gotcha Day was pretty low key and celebrated early. We celebrated on Sunday even though Audrey's gotcha day anniversary wasn't until Tuesday (August 2nd) and Tigger's wasn't until Wednesday (August 3rd).

   I love these two so so sooo very much (and Gary too but his Gotcha Day isn't here yet, so he is being excluded from the post. Sorry Gare!) and thought they deserved their presents early since they have been so good and are dealing with Gary being a…

Wedding Wednesday

Happy Wedding Wednesday! Alright, let's just get straight to it. We I didn't get everything done that I had planned on getting done in July. It's really no surprise since I haven't really been 100% focused, I'm tired, and being a bit of a procrastinator but this month, I need to kick my ass on both baby stuff and wedding stuff (but mainly wedding stuff).

   In August we need to...


Send out the Save-the-Dates! I'm really hoping my mom got the remainder of the addresses and names I needed her to give me this afternoon and I'm hoping Jesse has gotten his addresses too because we really need to try to get these babies out this weekend. It would probably help if I put our address labels on all of the save-the-dates and write the names and addresses I already know to make it easier and quicker but that's just not how it's been going in Heatherland lately.Book a wedding officiant. This needs to get done this week also. We have a phone interview/ consulta…

18 Week Bumpdate

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Holy shit, I'm 18 weeks pregnant?!!! Almost half way there and it is so freakin' exciting!



How Far Along: 18 weeks and 2 days

Due Date: 12/31/2016 New Year's Eve!

Baby is the Size of: A Sweet Potato! Baby is measuring 5.5" from crown to rump- can you believe how long she is already?!

Weight Gain: Well it looks like so far I have gained 7 lbs total (maybe 8 lbs as of today).

   The last midwife I saw (at 16 weeks and 6 days) told me to try to not eat too much. Not something a pregnant woman or any woman wants to hear. She said I had a bit of a weight jump from the last time they saw me but I honestly think the nurse who weighed me must have entered in the wrong number (and of course she didn't tell me the number that was entered) because I don't think 7 lbs total is that bad. My mom was definitely not happy when I told her the midwife said this crap.

   I did decide to change up my breakfast and swap some snacks out for healthier ones but come on, 7 lbs? Is it t…