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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

20 Weeks


How far along: 20 weeks -- halfway!! 
Gender:  1 week away! ahhhhh!
Weight Gain: 9 lbs.
Maternity clothes: I'm wearing a few of my maternity maxi dresses and making normal clothes work, ha!
Stretch marks: No. 
Belly button in or out: In.
Sleep: Still good. I wake up one time.
Best moment of the week: Joseph got baptized this past Sunday!
Miss anything: Clothes that fit. None of my shorts fit. Boooo!
Movement: Yes, all the time.
Cravings: Still fresh foods. I could seriously go without eating meat. I haven't really had a lot of cravings.
Queasy or sick: Feeling great!
Looking forward to: Our gender reveal party in t-minus 6 days.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

19 Weeks

I'm a little late posting this week (I'll be 20 weeks tomorrow!).

How far along: 19 weeks
Gender:  Only 2 more weeks to go!
Weight Gain: 7 lbs.
Maternity clothes: No.
Stretch marks: No. 
Belly button in or out: In.
Sleep: Good but I've started waking up before my alarm this week. Booo!
Best moment of the week: Going home for Easter and Joe felt the baby kick! I'm not sure how I feel about that. I think we have a wild one.
Miss anything: Drinking unlimited amounts of caffeine.
Movement: Yes! And it's more than just flutters. I now feel little punches and kicks.
Cravings: Still fresh fruits (watermelon especially). Oh and ham, I blame Easter.  
Queasy or sick: Feeling great!
Looking forward to: The beautiful weather this weekend. And seeing Mary Poppins on Friday!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Easter

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend! After driving 6 long hours and a 45 minute boat ride, we spent a relaxing 4 day weekend back home and it was wonderful. 


Dad came through with fresh seafood. Gah, I'm drooling just looking at this picture.


Mom made an amazing Easter dinner and made this coconut cake for dessert.


Easter morning Mom and Dad surprised us with a basket full of goodies for Baby E. It was so exciting and I didn't expect that.


And they still gave me a few goodies too :) Here's one of them:


Oh yes, a Bunny Bubble from Lush. I had the best Easter bath!


And even though I was sad about leaving, this lovely package was waiting at my door and made coming home better!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

18 Weeks


How far along: 18 Weeks
Gender: Don't know.
Weight Gain: 5 lbs.
Maternity clothes: No.
Stretch marks: No. 
Belly button in or out: In.
Sleep: Good.
Best moment of the week: Spending time with family.
Miss anything: A good sangria. Hey it's that time.
Movement: Yes!
Cravings: Fresh fruits and veggies. Chipotle. 
Queasy or sick: No, feeling great!
Looking forward to: Getting my hair done! Easter and going home later this week!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Gender Reveal Party

We find out the baby's gender on May 5th and we are so excited. We can officially start planning the nursery and creating registries! I love a good get together, so of course we are planning a gender reveal party. We go to the doctor early Monday morning and they will put the boy or girl ultrasound in an envelope. We will then drop off that envelope to our cake maker. So it will be a complete surprise to Joe and I too. 

Here are my ideas...


I've ordered pink and blue pacifier necklaces for our guests to wear, lots of pink and blue balloons, fun paper straws with bows and mustaches, snacks, and the cake! I can't wait to cut into that cake and see blue or pink!

Don't worry I do have a budget in place -- my goal is to not go over $50.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

17 Weeks



How far along: 17 Weeks
Gender: Don't know.
Weight Gain: 4 lbs.
Maternity clothes: No.
Stretch marks: No. 
Belly button in or out: In.
Sleep: Good.
Best moment of the week: Hearing the heartbeat.
Miss anything: Having more than 1 cup of good, caffeinated coffee. Let me stress, GOOD coffee. Not the ish they serve at work
Movement: Yes! Little flutters but definitely movement!
Cravings: Fresh fruits, veggies (yup I'm that person haha) and fruit snacks.
Queasy or sick: No, feeling great! I did have my 1st charlie horse in the middle of the night. Yea, that woke me up really quick.
Looking forward to: Finding out the gender. That appointment is on May 5th!