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What's in My 1 Year Old's Easter Basket

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I can't believe it is not only almost the end of March but almost Easter!!! I still need to buy some plastic eggs (b/c why not?) and an egg dye kit for us to try to squeeze in some time to dye eggs with Rory this weekend.

   Anywho... I'm sure there are so many of you out there that are wondering what the heck you put in a 1 year old's Easter basket. Whether it be for your own kid, your niece/ nephew, grandchild, or whoever, I'm going to let you in on what we put in Rory's Easter basket. By the way, can you believe this is Rory's SECOND Easter?!!! Like how?!

   So I've been storing Rory's Easter presents in Rhylan's room and waited for her to go to bed so that I could finally put it together last night. She definitely got a little extra this year. I think I kind of wanted to spoil her a little extra since this will be her last Easter as an only child (unless Rhylan comes early).

    Oh and that beautiful Easter basket is actually the Easter basket…

37 Week Bumpdate

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How Far Along: 37 weeks and 2 days

Due Date: 4/14/18 but my c-section is scheduled for 4/11/18! Yup, still pregnant...

Baby is the Size of: a winter melon! Baby #2 should weigh 6.5 lbs and measure 19-22" long. I had my last ultrasound at 33 weeks and 4 days where Rhylan was weighing 5 lbs 8 oz. The high risk Dr is thinking she'll weigh between 8 1/2- 8 3/4 lbs when born and that I'll give birth between 38- 39 weeks like last time (I'll be 38 weeks on March 31st- that is this month!!!). I'm going to say she is going to be 8 lbs 2 oz and 22" long at birth.

Weight Gain: 41 lbs.

Symptoms: Nausea, vomiting ("controlled" by Diclegis and Promethazine), MOODY, emotional, fatigue, Depression, super EXHAUSTED, lower back/ tailbone pain, acid reflux ("controlled" by Pepcid- I take this twice a day and am having issues with heartburn and acid reflux again), cramping, pelvic pain/ pubic bone pain, pregnancy brain, braxton hicks, pressure down low, and real…

36 Week Bumpdate

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How Far Along: 36 weeks and 2 days

Due Date: 4/14/18 but my c-section is scheduled for 4/11/18! But I would love for her to come tomorrow b/c tomorrow is the first day of spring and Rory was born on the first day of winter. How cool would it be to have a baby born on the first day of winter and one born on the first day of spring?!

Baby is the Size of: a large cantaloupe! Baby #2 should weigh 6 lbs and measure 19-22" long. I had my last ultrasound at 33 weeks and 4 days where Rhylan was weighing 5 lbs 8 oz. The high risk Dr is thinking she'll weigh between 8 1/2- 8 3/4 lbs when born and that I'll give birth between 38- 39 weeks like last time (I'll be 38 weeks on March 31st- that is this month!!!). I'm going to say she is going to be 8 lbs 2 oz and 22" long at birth.

Weight Gain: 38 lbs. The number "38" isn't so bad... it is the fact that I now weigh what I weighed when I gave birth to Rory. I have to keep reminding myself that I started out this p…

First Pregnancy Compared to Second Pregnancy

Wow look at me- 3 blog posts in 1 week, who is this woman???

   So I decided to write a blog post comparing my pregnancies b/c as they say, "Each pregnancy is different". I seriously want to roll my eyes when Drs say that when I bring up something different about this pregnancy. I'm also a hypocrite b/c I've said this to a lot of women on my pregnancy app. I am 35 weeks and 4 days (4 weeks exactly from my c-section date!!!), so obviously there will be a few more things I haven't been able to compare yet but these are some comparisons as of right now.

1. Positive Pregnancy Test
First Pregnancy: Around 5 weeks? But then again, we weren't really trying per se, so I wasn't anxiously testing.

Second Pregnancy: I started feeling nauseous and different around 3 weeks and started testing. I would get very faint positive lines but thought my eyes were fooling me or that they could be control lines. I got my first definite positive (with the words and everything)…

Rory's Woodland/ Floral Room Reveal

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Ahh this post has been a long time coming. I never got around to posting Rory's nursery reveal b/c I went into active labor the week I was going to do the post. Buttt it worked out since I changed a lot of things in her room after she was born and changed a few more after we moved. By the way, when do you start calling your kid's room a room instead of a nursery??? At 1?

   Any who, so before we found out Rory was a girl, we had decided on a woodland theme. I just had to have a theme picked out b/c I was dying to design the nursery and start buying things.  Like most men, it hadn't really hit Jesse that we were having a child and he let me take the reins on almost everything. After we found out we were having a girl, I decided to add "florals" to the theme. The color scheme was originally mint, gray and peach but at the time when I was pregnant with Rory, finding anything mint was nearly impossible and finding anything peach was literally impossible. And of co…

35 Week Bumpdate

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How Far Along: 35 weeks and 2 days

Due Date: 4/14/18 but my c-section is scheduled for 4/11/18!

Baby is the Size of: a canary melon! Baby #2 should weigh 5.5 lbs and measure 19-22" long. I had my last ultrasound last week at 33 weeks and 4 days where Rhylan was weighing 5 lbs 8 oz. The high risk Dr is thinking she'll weigh between 8 1/2- 8 3/4 lbs when born and that I'll give birth between 38- 39 weeks like last time (I'll be 38 weeks on March 31st- that is this month!!!). I'm going to say she is going to be 8 lbs 2 oz and 22" long at birth.

Weight Gain: 35 lbs.

Symptoms: Nausea, vomiting ("controlled" by Diclegis and Promethazine), MOODY, emotional, fatigue, Depression, super EXHAUSTED, lower back/ tailbone pain, acid reflux (controlled by Pepcid), cramping, pelvic pain/ pubic bone pain, pregnancy brain, braxton hicks, pressure down low, and some real contractions.

Gender: Girl!

Name: Rhylan Violet

Movement: Yes!

Rings On or Off?: Off. They sadly reside on…

34 Week Bumpdate

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How Far Along: 34 weeks and 2 days

Due Date: 4/14/18 but my c-section is scheduled for 4/11/18!

Baby is the Size of: a pinapple! Baby #2 should weigh 4.9 lbs and measure 19-22" long. I had my last ultrasound last week at 33 weeks and 4 days. Rhylan is weighing 5 lbs 8 oz and is in the 76th percentile! The high risk Dr is thinking she'll weigh between 8 1/2- 8 3/4 lbs when born and that I'll give birth between 38- 39 weeks like last time (I'll be 38 weeks on March 31st- that is this month!!!). I'm going to say she is going to be 8 lbs 2 oz and 22" long at birth.

Weight Gain: 34 lbs.

Symptoms: Nausea, vomiting ("controlled" by Diclegis and Promethazine), MOODY, emotional, fatigue, Depression, super EXHAUSTED, lower back/ tailbone pain, acid reflux (controlled by Pepcid), cramping, pelvic pain/ pubic bone pain, pregnancy brain, braxton hicks, pressure down low, and some real contractions.

Gender: Girl!

Name: Rhylan Violet

Movement: Yes!

Rings On or Off?: Off. …

Rhylan's Mermaid Nursery Reveal

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Happy Monday y'all! I finally got around to taking pictures of Rhylan's nursery and now posting the reveal. How am I on top of things the 2nd time around?! I never even got around to revealing Rory's nursery (I plan to reveal Rory's nursery/ room this week, so be on the lookout for that post b/c her floral + woodland critter nursery is the cutest ever) and here I am 34 weeks and 2 days pregnant revealing my 2nd baby's nursery.

 The frames are all from A.C. Moore but I painted the one with the starfish and the purple one. The star fish came in a pack of like 15 with different colors from Amazon (I hot glued it onto the frame) and the "R" is also from A.C. Moore. I bought paint from A.C. Moore including the gold puffy paint I used to make the "R" mermaid-like. The piece in the upper left hand corner is one of my mom's old dance costumes that I framed. I thought it went perfect with the color scheme and mermaid theme/ beachy theme. The print…