Let's be honest, now that I am a Mommy, there isn't much Liz or much of that, mostly just about Finleigh!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

20 weeks! Baby is a...

BABY IS A GIRL!!!!

How far along? 20 weeks! HALFWAY there!
Total weight gain: 8.7lbs
Maternity clothes? Maternity pants all the way baby. Still a lot of my regular shirts, but the pants are too comfy to pass up! And as one of the ladies I work with said on Monday "wow when you wear your normal shirts you look REALLY pregnant." Gee thanks, I really love all of the opinions/advice that seem to slip through people's filter :)
Stretch marks? nothing yet!
Sleep: Waking up at least once a night for a bathroom break, but otherwise great!
Best moment this week: Finding out that we are having a precious baby girl ON Valentine's Day! We were SO excited and anxious! We decided just to find out at the ultrasound because we knew I would be be too impatient. As soon as we left the hospital we went straight to Target to buy cute PINK things, I couldn't wait!! Okay we bought a lot...
Miss Anything? Having a glass of champagne with family & friends to celebrate the gender reveal, but the non-alcoholic punch I made was good too :)
Movement: All the time! Loving it! Baby Girl likes Taco Bell just like her Mom ;)
Food cravings: Much of the same, fruit fruit fruit! Tryyyying to cut out candy and sweets as much as I can...
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope!
Have you started to show yet: No hiding it, the UPS guy who delivers to my work even asked me when I was due so it must be that obvious! In the pic above it was end of a long day after our reveal party and more than one piece of cake, oops! Wore a super stretchy non-maternity dress the day of the ultrasound, so let's just say I am embracing the bump!
Gender: Finally we know we are having a little pink princess!!!!!
Symptoms: Had an AWFUL wake up call last Sunday night with a sharp pain - apparently round ligament pain that is "normal" but yikes I am glad it was only once. It went away in 1 minute, maybe 2 minutes max, SO weird!
Belly Button in or out? In still...
Wedding rings on or off? On!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy! It was an amazing week!
Looking forward to: Really get going on the nursery, no that we know we're having a girl!! Also really looking forward to Kevin being able to feel kicks from the outside, he tries all the time!


Waddle it be?! Gender Reveal

 
Finding out on Thursday and keeping it inside for 48 hours was pretty much torture, BUT it was worth it to get to reveal it with our delicous cake!!! We had a few family and friends squeezed in our small house, PLUS: my sister & her husband and my in-laws all tuned in via FaceTime on our iPads. It was pretty cool to have everyone find out, whether in person or thanks to technology!

Our delicious cake was from Jaciva's in Portland who also made our wedding cake and 1st anniversary cake. Their cakes are amaaaaaazing. It turned out so pretty... even on the outside!
 
Cricut at work for the banner!


Super easy fabric buntings just to spread the Waddle It Be?! yellow, pink and blue around.
 
The snacks served were my "cravings" or versions of:
 
fruit in the form of fruit salad
 
veggies in the form of homemade spring rolls... with peanut sauce (duh)
 
avocado in the form of fresh guac (plus chips & salsa for the hubby)

CHEESE and TACO Bell in the form of legit Taco Bell nacho cheese (yes we bought it in bulk from them directly, can you say obsessed!?)
 
and of course gummy bears!
 
Yellow punch to keep it nuetral until we cut the cake! There was champagne to add to it for everyone but me, and of course, beer for Kevin and the guys.
 
We had everyone vote on either what they thought or what they were hoping! 8-boy 6-girl
 
Gave them a few pointers to help their votes based on wives tales... no help, it was 50/50!
 
... and then came time to cut the cake!
 
It was PINK of course! The flavor is pink champagne, one our 4 wedding cake flavors. SO delicious!
 
We are beyond excited and blessed to have a little girl on the way!!
 



Saturday, February 9, 2013

19 weeks!



How far along? 19 weeks! Size of a MANGO! 6 inches head to rump!
Total weight gain: almost 8 lbs.
Maternity clothes? I wore normal clothes only one day this week just to prove I could... so not comfy! I am however a little upset that Nike doesn't make maternity! I wore this same Portland Fire shirt in all the pics because the bump was so small I wanted to show the difference.... starting next week onto maternity clothes!
Stretch marks? nothing yet!
Sleep: Like a log! slept 9 hours straight Wednesday night and 10 hours Friday night this week, I know, I know, don't get used to that...
Best moment this week: Hmmm had a really rough Friday so the hubby took me to do a little shopping and the cheesecake factory for a yummy dinner date! It was just nice to relax and laugh! (Running into cute pregnant Natalie from Adventures as Mrs. Janney before dinner was a bonus!)
Miss Anything? Nope, I have all the fruit I would ever need!
Movement: Oh yeah! they still don't feel like *kicks* but definitely moving around a lot!
Food cravings: I found Honey Crisp apples again!!! SOOO happy! Literally I can't get enough fruit, Thursday night that is what I had for dinner, a HUGE plate of fruit!
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope!
Have you started to show yet: OH yeah. Bump is there! Even just last week's picture to this week's, whoa.
Gender prediction: Again still kind of thinking girl, but I just want to KNOW!
Symptoms: Some back pain depending on the day, but manageable. I started to have this little twitch in my ribs the past 2 days, it is REALLY annoying but they say it is normal. Could be worse.
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy, when I am not tired!!
Looking forward to: Same as every week, finding out if we are having a boy or girl! We find out at at our ultrasound this Thursday :) Then we'll be revealing it once we have our little "Waddle it Be" gender reveal on Saturday! I had a dream the cake was pink, we shall see!

 I made my cute hubby hop in for a picture too!

Nursery - EARLY Beginnings!
We spent the morning finalizing our cleaning and organizing mission (ANOTHER load off to goodwill) and we are ready to start! The former office is now fully transformed into a guest room and the former guest room is now completely and totally empty and ready to become a nursery. It feels weird to have an empty room in the house so I will be excited when it starts to be painted and decorated and fills up ready for baby!

Talk about a blank slate...




Sunday, February 3, 2013

18 weeks!



How far along? 18 weeks! Size of a bell pepper @ about 5.5 inches!
Total weight gain: 6.8 pounds. Some days feels like more.
Maternity clothes? I think I have all I need for now, but I don't wear them exclusively yet. With that being said, the right maternity jeans are just as comfy as the leggings, love!
Stretch marks? nothing yet!
Sleep: I am not taking unisom at all and still sleeping pretty well. I am finding that I love my pregnancy pillow now... so does my dog!
Best moment this week: My little sister officially booking a flight from NC to Oregon in May for my baby shower! Wouldn't be the same without her!
Miss Anything? Nothing really, felt great this week! Luckily I didn't catch my husbands sickness because then I would miss all of the medicines I couldn't take that I pumped him full of.
Movement: Feeling the baby move every day now! Not a ton, but feels amazing every time. Baby was moving while I was getting a massage so I think it was a sign to continue that. Kevin rocks and signed me up to get one every month until the baby comes!
Food cravings: Grapefruit, Haribo gummy bears, steamed broccoli, peanut sauce and avocados. So weird!
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope! well cigarette smoke, but that was before I was pregnant too, yuck.
Have you started to show yet: Definitely can't hide it, but finally not trying to either ;)
Gender prediction: This week I feel like I am having a girl, but who really knows! It is a 50/50 chance to be right. Finding out SO soon!
Symptoms: Some lower back pain, but did some exercises at prenatal yoga to work on it, plus got another massage! Also chapped lips, not sure if it weather or pregnancy, but I drink tons of water!
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Still really happy!
Looking forward to: Same as last week, finding out boy or girl!