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2016 Christmas Card

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Good Morning y'all! Only 5 more days until Christmas!!! I can't believe it is so close and despite getting our Christmas shopping done super early this year, not a single gift is wrapped.

   Anyways, as usual, we put the dogs in their Holiday attire for their Christmas card picture. We even got Gary the same tie that Tigger has. And as expected, Christmas card picture taking this year was not easy at all thanks to Gary. We had little time and patience and just wanted to get the job done, so here is our Christmas card for 2016...


   And I know, Audrey, Tigger and I aren't officially McAwards yet but close enough! Only a hair over 5 months until we are! 
   Merry Christmas from The McAwards everyone! I hope everyone has a great and safe Holiday and be on the lookout for the nursery reveal post this week that I promised I'd have up.
-Heather

38 Week Bumpdate

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We're in the single digits y'all! 9 days until Rory is here!!!
How Far Along: 38 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 swiss chard (whatever that is)! Baby should be measuring about 19-22" long and should weigh 6.5 lbs. This still makes me laugh. My little chunky monkey was weighing in at 8 lbs almost 2 weeks ago and is expected to weigh 9 1/2 lbs when I give birth to her in 9 freakin' days!!!

Weight Gain: 43 lbs.

Symptoms: Nausea, headaches, sensitive boobs, moody, fatigue, sciatic nerve pain, back pain, fainting, heartburn, hip pain, acid reflux, pelvic pressure, cramping, calf cramps, minor swelling (in my fingers, feet/ ankles, and face but more so my feet/ ankles), pregnancy farts, and braxton hicks. I've had to start taking 2-3 Diclegis pills a day for morning sickness. Still feeling nauseous, sick, and like crap and still so over pregnancy and ready for Rory to be here. Last …

37 Week Bumpdate

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Ugh, Mondays... but at least I just have to get through this week and next week and then I'll be off for the Holidays, I'm taking off the day before my c-section, and then I'll be on "maternity leave".

How Far Along: 37 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 winter melon! Baby should be measuring about 19-22" long and should weigh 6.5 lbs. Hahaha. So I had my last ultrasound with the high risk specialist 6 days ago and Rory is weighing 8 lbs (96th percentile). Can you believe it?! So her new estimated birth weight at my c-section will be 9 1/2 lbs- Lord held me.

Weight Gain: 40 lbs. Yup, I finally hit the big 40 and it is definitely hard to accept, especially since I don't really eat like crap and don't eat a whole lot extra aaand I still have 16 days until my c-section. But as I always say, it is what it is.

Symptoms: Nausea, headaches, sensitive boobs, moody, fatigue, s…

Wedding Wednesday

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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…

36 Week Bumpdate

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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 a…