Friday, November 29, 2013

Five on Friday!

Happy Black Friday!
I hope you all had a wonderful Turkey Day! My family is still in town and I am soaking up as much time with them as possible, so I'm going to skip my 5 today. Can't wait to share all of the wonderful details of our Thanksgiving with y'all next week!
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Week 17 Bumpdate

How far along: 17 weeks!

Baby Size: The baby is a size of a turnip ! (5 inches long, 5 oz)!

Weight gain: up 1.5 pounds to 118 but I expect this number to soar after Thanksgiving.

Maternity clothes: Still holding out for Black Friday sales!
Stretch marks: Crossing my fingers and using my creams every night!

Sleep: Like a champ this week thanks to my new Bump Nest! I also had another dream about my teeth falling out. This is the third time since I found out I was pregnant that I've had this dream so of course I decided to google it. Apparently this is a very popular pregnancy dream and according to the "dream therapists" is an over exaggeration of our fears and anxieties {ie: anxiety about appearance, fear of losing control, not feeling prepared for the task at hand, etc.}. Whew! Remind me not to google my dreams from here on out!

Gender: I can't believe we will know in TWO days!!! Thanksgiving can't come soon enough!! Pink or blue? I am dying to find out! Thank you to everyone who voted in our gender poll! Looks like we are tied for boy and girl!
Movement: I swear I felt my first flutter during my prenatal massage over the weekend. Not sure if it was just wishful thinking or a very light flutter but I was so excited!

Best moment this week: Getting ready for the arrival of our families for Thanksgiving. You can read about our Thanksgiving preparations and plans {here}!

Looking forward to: Spending time with our family, stuffing my face with turkey and desserts,
finding out our baby's gender and Black Friday shopping!

Food cravings: Ice cream, cheese quesadillas, french fries, blueberry muffins & bagels, orange juice...
Anything making you queasy or sick: Still saying NO to chicken.

Labor Signs: Will start answering this in about 26 weeks...
What I miss: I had a nasty cold all last week and definitely missed medicine, especially nighttime medicine. My doctor gave us a list of approved medicines for colds at our first appointment but I decided to tough it out. Instead, I sucked down a whole bag of Cold-Eeze. They are just cough drops, right? I read the box after my 10th drop to find out that you can only have 1-2 per day. I had mom guilt for days.
Symptoms: While I was sick, I had sharp pains every time I sneezed or coughed (which was frequent). Apparently this is just another awesome symptom of round ligament pain.
Nursery: Hoping to purchase our crib and rocker on Black Friday, pending sale price!

Belly Button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On

Mood: Oh-so-happy!!!

Workouts: My cold really kicked my butt this week so I only managed to take one Cardio Funk class and one elliptical workout.

Prayer for Baby: 
Dear Lord, as my baby continues to grow and gain fat this week, I pray that she will gain the right amount of weight, including the healthy amount of body fat. Please help me to eat in a healthy way, and exercise regularly so I can continue to have a healthy pregnancy. Help me to also concentrate on good health and not become obsessed with my body weight/image. Whether we are having a boy or girl, I pray that You will continue to bless and guide my baby's development. I thank you for your love and protection. In Jesus's name. Amen.
 "But now God has placed the parts, each one of them, in the body just as He wanted." 
- 1 Corinthians 12:18


Monday, November 25, 2013

Our Christmas Shoot

I've been dying to post the pictures from our recent Christmas photoshoot for our 2013 Christmas card! So without further ado, some of my very favorites...

Now can you see how hard it was for me to pick one of these for our Christmas card?! I am so happy with how these turned out. It was a gorgeous day for shooting and we had so much fun!

I owe all the credit to these two fabulous ladies:
 Hair & Makeup: Lindsey Regan Thorne 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Five on Friday!

Happy Friday! 
  - ONE - How amazing are these napkins?! I must find them before Thursday!!!
- TWO - Another one of my favorite pictures from our Christmas shoot...
- THREE - Earlier this week a group of friends got together at Kristen's house to watch a Monday night football game in her movie room! How awesome is this set-up?!
- FOUR - CUPCAKES!!! The toasted hazelnut nutella frosted cupcake was unbelievable!!!
- FIVE - I am addicted to checking the Gender Poll on my sidebar! Thank you all for voting! Both Matt and I {and apparently lots of you} are convinced there is going to be lots of BLUE in our near future!
Wanna join  Darci, April, Natasha and I on the Friday fun? You can link-up on any of our four blogs every Friday! All you have to do is... 1.)  Write  your post about five things you're lovin' this week (or any five things you want to share!). 2.)  Share the logo above on your blog and link back. 3.)  Link-up at the bottom of the post so some new readers can check out your five things and say hello!

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