Saturday, June 15, 2013

18 Weeks

How far along? 18 weeks
Total weight gain/loss? +8 lbs 
Maternity clothes? I have officially switched over my closet to maternity clothes
Stretch marks? No
Sleep? this week sleep got a little uncomfortable. New pillows are going to be purchased this weekend!
Best moment of this week: getting a tan on this bump!
Have you told family and friends? yes
Miss Anything? energy. I thought fatigue was a 1st trimester symptom??
Movement: yes! I feel little nudges multiple times a day now! I have to be sitting still, but the movements have gotten bigger everyday!
Food cravings: I've had one thing on my mind this week. Tortugas thin crust vegetarian pizza...dipped in ranch. 
Anything making you queasy or sick? nope! feeling great! 
Have you started showing yet? yes
Gender prediction: I was right! GIRL!
Labor signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: long as I'm not tired :)
Looking forward to: My next appointment in two weeks where I get to have a big long ultrasound and confirm that we are definitely having a girl!

It's a....


and we are so excited! Matching outfits, shared rooms, and all things SISTER are in our future!

We have also decided on a name. From day one I knew we were having a girl, and I knew exactly what I wanted to name her. Well Eric turned down my name as soon as it came out of my mouth, which I think I always knew he would. So we decided that he got to pick the first name, I pick the middle name. To my surprise he picked out a very unique name that took me a while to get use to, but as I started using it I fell in love! It didn't take me too long to figure out a middle name to suit it. While at a Braves game, my mom, step dad, Eric, and I named off every middle name EVER, but none of them were special enough. So I started thinking of family names, and that when I decided to use Eric's Granny's name. I am so excited that 

Andie Faye

will be joining our family in November!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend

Our weekend started off with a productive Friday evening. I love how dusk is getting later and later! Eric worked in the yard while I deep cleaned my car for the first time in WAYY too long. Maggie played with her new basketball goal and all of her "vehicles". 

I thought this was hilarious. I left to go get dinner and came back to find Maggie had 'parked' her toys in the driveway.

Saturday I woke up ridiculously early so I whipped up a shirt for Maggie's BFF to take on her trip to Disney World!

Then we all got ready and went to a fish fry with Eric's extended family that Maggie and I had never met even though they only live 20 minutes away! I can't believe I didn't get any pictures, but Maggie met a new friend/cousin that I'm hoping she will see more often now!

Sunday we decided to take Maggie out on our boat for the first time, and it was her first time fishing! She wasn't a fan of the boat going fast, but other than that she had a blast!

Her first fish!

Later we went to Eric's sister's house to swim and cook out. Once again I didn't take any pictures! 

Monday we headed to the lake to spend the day with some friends.

It was an awesome weekend but by Monday night we were all exhausted!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Ballerina Birthday Party

Maggie has been sooo excited about her birthday this year! She has talked about it literally everyday since her BFF's party in January. I decided since she loves dance and it is the highlight of her week every week that a ballerina themed party at her dance studio would be perfect.

The Menu: 
Ham and Cheese sandwiches
Chicken salad sandwiches
Pasta salad
Fruit salad
Peanut butter and jelly Uncrustables
Vegetables and dip
Pink Waffer cookies

I got the idea and the tutorial for the paper pom pom wreath here. but I used pipe cleaners instead of floral wire. 
For the party favors me and Maggie made each of her friends a personalized beaded bracelet.

The birthday girl stuffed at least three tutus under her dress to make it extra poofy for the party.

I ordered the invitation from a shop on Etsy. Love them! 

15 Weeks

How far along? 15 weeks
Total weight gain/loss? 6 or 7 pounds 
Maternity clothes? they are almost a necessity now
Stretch marks? No
Sleep? sleeping all night!
Best moment of this week: watching this bump grow
Have you told family and friends? yes
Miss Anything? around this time I would be shopping for a cute bathing I am putting that off as long as possible!
Movement: maybe...not really sure yet
Food cravings: peanut butter sandwiches! oh my goodness, my mouth literally waters while I'm making one. craziness.
Anything making you queasy or sick? as long as I'm not hungry I feel fine. 
Have you started showing yet? for sure
Gender prediction: I've been having baby boy dreams! Still think its a girl though ;)
Labor signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: happy
Looking forward to: finding out boy or girl in exactly 1 week!!!