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31 Week Bumpdate

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The countdown is getting real! Exactly 2 months until my due date!!!

   You guys, I officially received my first ignorant rude comment about how far along I look/ how big I am. We went to A.C. Moore Friday night to get some supplies for me to make a hair clip & headband organizer for Rory. The oldish cashier said I must be due any day now (or something like that) and I said I'm due New Year's Eve. Her draw dropped and she asked if I was having twins and then even interrupted another cashier to tell her to look at me and that I'm not due until New Year's Eve. Geez thanks lady...


How Far Along: 31 weeks and 2 days

Due Date: 12/31/2016 New Year's Eve!

Baby is the Size of: A coconut! Baby should be measuring about 18" long and should weigh 3.2 lbs but we already know she was weighing over 3 lbs 3 weeks ago.

Weight Gain: 25 lbs.

Symptoms: Nausea, headaches, sore sensitive boobs, moody, fatigue, sciatic nerve pain, calf cramps, back pain, fainting, and a little bi…

Wedding Wednesday

Geez is it really the last Wednesday of the month already?! Whoops! And I say "whoops" because we literally didn't get any wedding planning done this month. Like nothing off of my to-do list. We've been so busy, mainly with baby stuff, and I've been so freakin' exhausted. We do still have this weekend to try to get some wedding planning done though but that's just a we'll see type of thing. It is so overwhelming preparing for a baby and planning a wedding- not to mention taking care of three dogs and a house and working full time.

   Since this post is going to be pretty boring and blank due to our lack of getting anything wedding related completed this month, let's review what we were supposed to get done this month and make some comments or changes...


   Finish calculating food & drink estimate. This is something I'd like to try to get done this weekend.   Book wedding night/ wedding weekend hotel. Jesse says we should wait until next …

30 Week Bumpdate

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You guys!!! My due date is in less than 10 freakin' weeks!!!


How Far Along: 30 weeks and 2 days

Due Date: 12/31/2016 New Year's Eve!

Baby is the Size of: A butternut squash! Baby should be measuring about 17" long and should weigh 3.1 lbs but we already know she was weighing 3 lbs 3 oz 2 weeks ago lol.

Weight Gain: 24 lbs.

Symptoms: Nausea, headaches, sore sensitive boobs, moody, fatigue, sciatic nerve pain, calf cramps, and a little bit of heartburn. Still taking 1 morning sickness pill before bed.

Gender: Girl!

Name: Rory Brielle

Movement: Yes but this girl is pretty laid back. There were a few times this week where she was a little more active than usual. On Wednesday evening she started kicking, moving around, and stretching, so I told Jesse. He decided to lay his head down on my bump where she was and all of a sudden she either kicked or punched him in the ear! I was cracking up. And early this morning while Gary was leaning his head up against my bump, Rory rolled around…

Suicide Awareness

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Promoting suicide awareness and prevention is extremely important to me. Too many people commit suicide whether it is from being bullied, mental illness, PTSD (which can also be classified as a mental illness), substance abuse, alcoholism, or for whatever reason. Suicide is very real and we need to work together to recognize the signs and try and prevent it.

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   This past weekend (one week ago today) one of my cousins committed suicide. I was not close to him but still, he was is blood, he was is family. And whether I know the person personally or not, I don't wish suicide on anyone.

   I'm not going to discuss specific details as no one truly knows the exact reason for committing suicide other than the person themselves and out of respect for my cousin. I am, however, going to end this post with the warning signs and risk factors of suicide according to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:


   The person talks about being a burden to others, feeling trapped, e…

29 Week Bumpdate

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Is it really Monday??? I am so freakin' tired I seriously debated staying home to sleep. I ended up getting to Dunkin' Donuts before they opened and ended up napping in their parking lot while waiting for them to open. And of course the person who made my iced latte (I limit myself to one three times per week) is the person who doesn't understand how to make a latte (it's not that hard!) and so there is barely any espresso in my latte at all (like I can't even taste it) and therefore, I don't even feel the slightest bit energized. Ok, ok, let me stop my complaining and get on with my bumpdate.


How Far Along: 29 weeks and 2 days

Due Date: 12/31/2016 New Year's Eve!

Baby is the Size of: A small cabbage! Baby should be measuring 17" long and should weigh 2.9 lbs but we already know she was weighing well over that exactly one week ago.

Weight Gain: 22 lbs. Yay! A week without any weight gain (or at least if I did gain any weight, it was under a pound). This…

28 Week Bumpdate

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Ugh I think the pregnancy insomnia is happening and I definitely regret eating a bunch of m&ms right now because now I feel nauseous but enough of me complaining. Let's get onto this late bumpdate.


How Far Along: 28 weeks and 3 days

Due Date: 12/31/2016 New Year's Eve!

Baby is the Size of: A Head of Cauliflower! Baby is measuring 16" long and should weigh 2.5 lbs. At my ultrasound yesterday, they said she is already weighing 3 lbs 3 oz and is in the 88th percentile! And if she keeps growing at the same rate, she will be an 8 1/2 lb baby!

Weight Gain: 22 lbs.

Symptoms: Nausea, headaches, sore sensitive boobs, bloating, moody, fatigue, lightening crotch, sciatic nerve pain, calf cramps, round ligament pain, and a little bit of heartburn. Still taking 1 morning sickness pill before bed. I'm still experiencing excruciating back pain and it gets worse everyday. There has only been one day when I didn't get it. Thursday evening I seriously started thinking I could pos…

Baby Shower

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Sooo I had hoped I would've had this post up already and I had thought I'd have at least started it last week but that didn't happen. I am seriously so exhausted and this pregnancy brain shiz is real. So I'm just going to give you all a little photo dump from my baby shower. We didn't get pictures of everything but hey, some pictures are better than none!

 Jesse and I before he went off to the casino to lose some money with the guys.
 This picture won't turn correctly, oh well. This was the cake for everyone else and I really wish I would've eaten a piece.
 My special little mermaid cake just for me. 
 Guess how many candy corn are in the baby bottle. I won lol. I think it was 514.
 My mom and her mom as I read Desi's card.
 Desi and I after I read the most beautiful heartfelt card from her and we decided to be sisters and not stepsisters :)
 The cutest nephew in the world and his gift he gave me just from him!
 And knowing me, my daughter has to hav…

Wedding Wednesday

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Yup, it's Wedding Wednesday again and the first full week of October! I didn't get everything accomplished that I wanted to last month, so that's going to roll on over to this month's to-do list. Other than that, I'm just going to add three possible maybes but I'm not sure I'm going to get to them or even do them.


   Finish calculating food & drink estimate.   Book wedding night/ weekend hotel.   Go to a local Florist and just get a quote on my bridal bouquet. I might do this, I might make my bouquet, or I might order it off of www.ecoflower.com     Here is some of my bridal bouquet insp from my Pinterest board: Pinterest
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   Start creating a play list for the reception- I highly doubt we'll actually start that unless you count writing down 1 song as starting it.     I think we're going to be focusing a lot on baby stuff this month but I definitely need to keep making lists and revisiting my lists to make sure we get all the wed…

27 Week Bumpdate

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Guess what?!?! I'm in my third trimester!!! Ok, some people don't consider the third trimester starting until 28 weeks but I'm one of the people who says it starts at/ around 27 weeks. Woohoo last trimester! But that also means that I'll be more uncomfrotable and our little girl will be here in less than 13 weeks! Ahh!


How Far Along: 27 weeks and 2 days

Due Date: 12/31/2016 New Year's Eve!

Baby is the Size of: A Cucumber (or a fennec fox or a camping lantern)! Baby is measuring 15" long.

Weight Gain: 19 lbs.

Symptoms: Nausea, headaches, sore sensitive boobs, bloating, moody, fatigue, lightening crotch, sciatic nerve pain, calf cramps, round ligament pain, and a little bit of heartburn. Still taking 1 morning sickness pill before bed. One day at work I had a sudden sharp pain in my lower back and it was excruciating but went away within 10 minutes. Then like two days later in the middle of the night, I started having excruciating lower back pain. Like the worst p…