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35 Week Bumpdate

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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 fee…

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 …

The Perfect Side

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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…

34 Week Bumpdate

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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…

33 Week Bumpdate

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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/ l…

Baby Items We Passed On

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Being a first time mom can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to baby products and what you need to buy for your little one. I've spent countless hours (ok, if you probably added up all of the hours I've spent, it would probably be weeks or a month) researching this shit and looking on Pinterest. And there are plenty of baby products out there that you do not need or can pass on, but that's totally up to you. I figured I'd share with you some of the things we passed on.
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Owlet Monitor- I sooo wanted this but it was just too pricey and out of budget for us and no one got me one at my baby shower. Plus, I've read that babies (or at least some) don't like things like booties on their feet and would keep kicking the owlet booty off, which then makes it useless and a waste of money.Changing Table- Rory's room is small, but it's not like she needs a huge room anyway- especially since we plan to move in like 3 years. So I thought a corner changin…

32 Week Bumpdate

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Sooo if you consider a month having 4 weeks, I'm 8 months pregnant!!!


How Far Along: 32 weeks and 2 days

Due Date: 12/31/2016 New Year's Eve! The OBGYN's office actually called me on Friday to start scheduling my c-section! I was in total shock b/c the OBGYN told me to go home and think about it and that I couldn't schedule it until my 36 week appointment. For now they told me to just pick my 1st and 2nd choice dates and they'd call back (at a later date?) and tell me if I got either date and which OBGYN will be doing it and then a week prior, they will call with the time. So I picked the 27th and 28th of December (I couldn't schedule before 39 weeks). Wish me luck! *Knock on Wood*

Baby is the Size of: A head of lettuce! Baby should be measuring about 19" long and should weigh 3.9 lbs but we already know she was weighing over 3 lbs 4 weeks ago. I'm thinking she has to be about 5 lbs now but we'll find out later today!!!

Weight Gain: 28 lbs- yikes! I…

Wedding Wednesday

Ugh how is it already November??? I am feeling a little overwhelmed between preparing for Rory and planning a wedding but at the same time I don't because my mind is like 100% focused on Rory and 0% focused on wedding planning. And today I'm mainly just thinking about the fact that after my meeting I get to have Chipotle for lunch.

   We did not get anything done last month and this sooo cannot happen again this month. So let's get onto reviewing what we need to get done this month in the world of wedding planning.


   Finish calculating food & drink estimate. This really isn't going to be too hard since I already have almost all of the individual prices written down and just need to finish writing prices down and add it all up but I just can't seem to get myself to do it. This WILL happen THIS month or I'm seriously going to kick myself.   Start creating a reception playlist or at least figure out how many songs we need to choose.   Pick out/ order weddin…

Dog Halloween Costumes

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Happy post-Halloween! I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween last night. Mine was pretty non-Halloweenish considering we didn't go trick-or-treating and didn't put out candy because 1. we had no trick-or-treaters last year and 2. I go to bed sometime between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and was in bed at 7:00 p.m. last night. So we just acted like it was a typical after work evening, plus I was exhausted. But I still managed to cook dinner and get started on Rory's DIY hair bow/ hair clip and headband holder (and do a tiny tiny load of laundry).

   Ok, enough with the boring details of last night. Let's get on to the oh so cute pictures of my dogs and my mom's dogs in their Halloween costumes! As you know, I usually go with a theme and this year's theme was Little Red Riding Hood.

 I HAD to start out with Audrey b/c um just look at her! How freakin' cute does she look in this picture as Little Red Riding Hood?!!! I seriously can't even and she kind …