Monday, July 21, 2014

Bumpdate: 32 Weeks



How far along: 
32 weeks!! 8 crazy months, I can't believe it. 
Baby Size: 
Baby is the size of a Squash, so says my app. However at our last appointment we did an ultrasound just to see how big this Boy of ours is...he was 4.10 lbs at 31 Weeks. We're expecting a big one!
Weight gain: 
30 pounds. Wah!
Maternity clothes: 
All day, errry day. I've actually had to retire my jeans, it's just too hot in Florida. 
Stretch marks: 
Yes, unfortunately. They've popped up on my stomach.  I picked up some Vitamin E oil for the rest of pregnancy, and just read Bio Oil is a life saver. Let's hope these work to minimize them after birth too!
Sleep:
Lots of it!
Best moment this week:
We had our Maternity Photos on Sunday and they were SO MUCH FUN. I can't wait to get the sneak peek!
Looking forward to: 
My Baby shower is coming up this week, I'm so excited to get together with friends and family. And more excited to Celebrate Wyatt!
What I miss: 
This week - Champagne. That sounds glorious. I also miss making it through a whole night sleeping, I guess I'll be missing that for a while :)
Movement: 
Oh my word, it's like a dance party in my stomach too. It's so fun to see from the outside too.
Food cravings: 
BLT's all the way!
Anything making you queasy or sick: 
Nope
Gender: 
It's a Boy!
Labor Signs: 
Nope!
Symptoms: 
Nope, no symptoms...just my lovely bump!
Belly Button in or out? It's 100% flat at this point. 
Wedding rings on or off? On, I've been lucky to avoid swelling so far!
Mood: 
Getting anxious and excited! His birthdate is creeping up on us and I have so many questions for my doctor! I'm also pretty emotional, I've cried at the most random things this weekend!
Nursery: 
OMGosh, I'll have to do a whole update on that. It's coming along and looks fantastic. 
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Monday, June 23, 2014

Bumpdate: 28 Weeks


How far along: 
28 weeks!!
Baby Size: 
Baby is the size of a eggplant
Weight gain: 
Oy. I shuttered when I saw this week's picture -  I think I'm 22lbs up. 
Maternity clothes: 
Absolutely. Maternity clothes, Maxi's and Sundresses are my life. 
Stretch marks: 
I haven't seen any
Sleep:
For the most part, pretty good. WISHING I could sleep on my stomach.
Best moment this week:
Jason finally felt Wyatt kick :). Other than that, we had the Florida Country Superfest and  Jimmy Fallon this past week and they were both so much fun. Exhausting...but fun!
Looking forward to: 
Our Babymoon is this weekend. Just have to go to my glucose appointment and then we can hit the road.
What I miss: 
I miss getting out of bed easily. It's like an olympic event every time I need to get out of it.
Movement: 
A bunch.
Food cravings: 
Still on my BLT kick.
Anything making you queasy or sick: 
Nope
Gender: 
BOY!
Labor Signs: 
Nope! I'll leave this one towards the end of the surveys
Symptoms: 
Hmm. not really.
Belly Button in or out? Technically in, but it's about 95% flat
Wedding rings on or off? On 
Mood: 
Is "huge" a mood. Cause that's how I feel. And then I just love the people that comment on my size. I'm also getting anxious. This florida heat is going to get to me these next few months - I think I'm done with outdoor activities that don't involve a body of water.
Nursery: 
We picked up the recliner - Eeeeek! Just waiting on the paint to be done and then we can put everything in there!


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Friday, June 13, 2014

Life Lessons

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Well, this could definitely be the pregnancy hormones, but I recently saw this beautiful video about a Stay-at-Home Super Dad.


 It's a tear-jerker, right? What a dad! I love this New York Life initiative - they are showcasing the good through a digital billboard which shows real-time moments of family good around Father's Day. Which by the way is this weekend!! To get involved upload photos of you and your dad or share tweets with something you've learned from him. There's a bunch of great information about this initiative here: http://www.newyorklife.com/keepgoodgoing/celebratinggood

My dad taught me the importance of following your dreams. He's a west coaster by heart and about 10 years ago he was given the opportunity of a lifetime to move to San Francisco. It was amazing to see him fulfill his dreams and he always encourages me to fulfill mine! Life lessons like these are to be valued. Have you ever experienced a strong life lesson that changed your life for the better?

Can you even see me? Second to last row, far left

In 2006, I started my dream job with Jetblue airways. I was traveling the country and finally coming out of my shell. Yes, believe it or not, I was so incredibly shy prior to my airline career. Working as a flight attendant taught me how to talk to anyone and everyone. In each layover, I learned how to explore cities and new adventures on my own. I ate at restaurants by myself...albeit scared at first, eventually it was a sense of normalcy. I lived in two big cities that I never thought I would - New York and Boston. I really had it all. 

Slowly but surely I started missing home, I decided to go part time to allow myself to visit home more and with my "free time" went back to school. While I was home more, I reconnected with a High school friend and we eventually started dating (Hi Jason!)

A short year later I decided to make a change. I submitted my resignation to my beloved career to focus on two big things:
1. Finishing my College education that I put off for so long
2. To spend more time with the one I loved!

Resigning was scary! However, I knew I eventually wanted a family and that I wanted a decent job (with less travel) to be able to raise that family. Flash forward to today; Jason and I are married, both finally finished our education and we have Mr. Wyatt on the way. Even though I was scared back in 2009 putting in my resignation, it was for the betterment of our lives.

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Our first nursery project!

I mentioned before that we were gifted with a beautiful crib. It is a gorgeous dark wood (my favorite) and in pretty good condition - thanks, cousin! We also already had an awesome dresser passed down from my mom's old house. We just needed to do it stain the dresser and I stupidly said "easy peasy" in my previous nursery post

Last weekend we ran to Home Depot to pick up our supplies
For the stain, we made sure to get a semi-gloss to help with the inevitable "wipe downs". 

We came home eager to get to work. We prepped the Dresser and got to work.
Bailey says Hi!

 We started sanding and realized "Holy crap, this is going to last ALL weekend long." We just kept sanding. Fast forward to Sunday, and as we're talking to a friend we realized we might have gone a little crazy sanding. The point is to just get the polish off, not sand down to the actual wood. Good to know (on Friday night).

For two days after, I could literally not move my right arm. And I only sanded MAYBE two dresser draws. Jason did the whole dresser. Obviously I couldn't whine and grip to him.

We started back on the dresser this Saturday. My job was to stain the drawers and Jason took care of the dresser. The staining process was so easy (especially compared to the sanding process). It went a little something like this:

1. Apply one thin coat of stain
2. Watch an episode of Orange is the New Black
3. Apply second thin coat of stain
4. Watch an episode of Orange is the New Black
5. Apply third thin coat of stain
6. Watch an episode of Orange is the New Black
7. Make sure the stain is to your color liking


Our perfect color was there in three passes of the stain. Once we got to our desired liking, we let the dresser completely dry over night (and watched 2 more episodes of OITNB). In the morning, we went and picked up new draw pulls. Which in all honesty, is so sad how much draw pulls excite me. 

And here's the finished product. Please excuse me as I do my little happy dance.



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Friday, May 30, 2014

Five on Friday!

I'm SO happy it's already Friday, I love us some short weeks!! I say this after every holiday weekend, but work weeks should really only be 4 days. 
one.
I'm obsessing over this cute necklace - but of course can't decide if I like the twitter handle or Monogram better. 
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two.
Like every other girl right now, I'm seriously digging the "Fancy" song.
Especially the video. It makes me want to go home and watch Clueless right now!
three.
This weekend we're tackling some of the nursery. Including staining our big dresser and putting shelves in our closet like dis:

four.
Lately I've seen a ton of denim vests around and I finally broke down two weeks ago and bought one. I figured it would be the perfect addition to maxis, and I finally got a chance to wear it today. I was scrolling pinterest and saw this simple pin of K.Cav:
 I immediately decided it was the outfit of the day for Friday.
Also, is it just me or is there something about a denim vest that makes me feel like a bad ass.

five.
I just realized that I need a new pair of black sandals. Mine have seen better days, I'm leaning towards these two options from good ol' Target. Which ones do you like better - left or right?
That's it for my Five on Friday. Hope y'all have a great weekend:
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Bumpdate: 24 Weeks


How far along: 
24 weeks!!
Baby Size: 
Baby is the size of a cantaloupe (or an earn of corn, depending on the app). Those are quite different, aren't they?
Weight gain: 
Dang. I've "popped". My appointment is Thursday, so I'm not entirely sure...but I'm betting around 15lbs (or more!)
Maternity clothes: 
Yes! I don't fit into any of my pre-pregnancy clothes. I'm living in Maxi's, maternity jeans/shorts and tops. Oh, and a super fun maternity bathing suit. 
Stretch marks: 
Not yet. Fingers crossed they stay away.
Sleep:
Getting plenty of it. No problems in that department.
Best moment this week:
The three day weekend allowing me to get some fun and sun time with friends and family. On Sunday we loaded up the boats and heading out to my favorite place, Disappearing Island. Basically my weekend went the exact same way as last year - but this year all drinks were virgin. We always "celebrate" our engage-a-versary with a shot at Tavern, just like we did the night we got engaged. We did the same thing this year, but the bartender made mine with just Pineapple and Grenadine. 
Looking forward to: 
I'm always looking forward to our Doctor's appointments. They always help ease my mind! In the next month, I'm also looking forward to a few weekend getaways and going to see a taping of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon at Universal. Also, I'm really looking forward to Jason feeling Wyatt's kicks.
What I miss: 
I miss some wearing some of favorite clothes, although I do not hate shopping for new ones :) And this weekend, I did miss a nice ice cold beer while relaxing on the water. 
Movement: 
Definitely. He's going to town in there. I usually feel him most when I'm laying down. 
Food cravings: 
BLT's. I can't get enough. The weird part is I absolutely hated Tomatoes and Mayo. On a random day last week, I had a craving for a BLT. I haven't looked back since. I've had them for lunch and dinner almost every night this past week.
Anything making you queasy or sick: 
Nada.
Gender: 
BOY!
Labor Signs: 
Nope! I'll leave this one towards the end of the surveys
Symptoms: 
I'm having pretty intense back pain, Thank GOD for my heating pad. And, I saw that lovely Linea Nigra starting to make it's appearance. Thanks, friend.
Belly Button in or out? In - but I get frequent sharp pains around it. Which makes me think it's starting to flatten. :(
Wedding rings on or off? On 
Mood: 
So happy! We registered a couple weeks around, started planning the nursery, set a date for the baby shower (thanks to my amazing hosts, Kel-Kel and Steph), we now have a car seat, stroller and crib,  and every time I see My mom she has more adorable baby clothes. All of that means to me, that this is getting so real! It's definitely a surreal experience and I'm taking in every moment.
Nursery: 
A little progress has been made - We started planning the inspiration, bought the amazing recliner and picked up the crib. Just need to get on staining the dresser. 

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Nursery Planning

It's well underway, that's for sure! 

One thing I knew right away was that no matter the gender, I didn't want to paint the walls. Call me crazy, but I love the tan/neutrals all throughout the house. I'd rather work with neutrals (and save an argument or two over painter's tape) than put up a color that I loathe. So as far as my todo list goes for the nursery, wall color is checked off!

The theme was a tad more difficult to decide on. By difficult, I mean we had two different visions. I was loving the idea of a nautical theme - with navy, white, anchors and maybe whales. Who knows! Jason, on the other hand, wanted all sports everything. Which if you know Jason, you know that's typical. In order to get us both on the same page, we compromised with Navy and White colors, with Sports accents. 

This is our inspiration:

Dream Big Little Man prints / Football Jersey sign

We have the dresser that just needs an updated stain - easy peasy. We were passed down the crib from my cousin and it's already dark wood. And probably my MOST favorite thing, the rocker/recliner, was purchased on Sunday. We found the perfect chair at Buy Buy Baby and ordered it right away! 

I can't wait to see all of this come together.

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