Tuesday, May 29, 2012

34 weeks

How far along: 34 Weeks {May 29th}
Total weight gain: 22 lbs
Maternity clothes: LIVING in hubby's plain white tees, whatever shorts I can get my hands on and am the most comfortable in sports bras!
Bump Size: I feel like belly is bigger than it needs to be, I can't believe she is 4 + lbs though!
Sleep: Sleeping great! I don't want to curse myself but I'm surprised I'm still sleeping as comfortable as I am.
Best moment this week: My 3 day weekend with the husband! It was so great to have him all to myself for 3 days! We even got a good nesting sesh in on Saturday! My car is Reagan ready:: Clean from top to bottom {and cracks vacuumed}, car seat base ~installed~, baby mirror [CHECK], cling sunshades *Engaged*!
Miss Anything: Nope.
Movement: Reagan is still quite the little mover, she has had a mess of hiccups lately- and Hubby and I love feeling her little rhythmic bounces.
Food Cravings: I had really been wanting some delish fish tacos, so Hubby made not one but TWO trips to the grocery so that I could cook up some mean tacos!! I limited myself to 3, but I could have eatin 7...at least.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Red Meat YUCK! This whole pregnancy thing may have changed the way I look at a hamburger forever.
Gender: Sweet Baby Girl
Labor Signs: Nothing serious, still some menstrual like cramping and some crazy braxton hicks during\after a walk yesterday.
Symptoms: Not many complaints out of me! I know the most uncomfortable weeks are ahead, so trying to enjoy these days that I feel great.
Belly Button in or out: Still technically consider it an innie
Wedding rings on or off: I would officially say off, I can force them on - which I do - buut my puffy fingers don't like it very much.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Sunday I had some hormonal issues, but other than that I am SUPER happy.
Looking forward to: Spending these last couple weeks with hubby and enjoying our quiet time before our little princess arrives.

::To Do List::
Pack hospital bag
Cook freezer meals for post delivery
Do a Costco "stock-up"
Organize Hall closet (nesting project)
Organize/purge kitchen cupboards (nesting project)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Favorites {Shower List}

After having such a great shower, where I received LOTS of amazing things, I wanted to share some of my favorites!

What Hubby and I think will be a lifesaver for the sleepless nights and a great nap time inducer! The tranquil turtle lights up imitating waves on the ceiling and walls and plays either wave sounds or the most relaxing instrumental. It's amazing, Hubby and I laid there in awe for quite some time. The best part is that it has an timer, turning it off after 23 minutes so you don't have to worry about wasting batteries.

Burts Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter! YUM! I wish I would have known about this a lot sooner! It has all the great stretch mark defending ingredients without making you smell like you spent the day in Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. I have been slathering it on giving my belly soft supple skin. This will be my staple for all my future pregnancies.

The car seat protector, helping to protect my back seat from spills-oopsies-& the nasty dents caused by the car seat frame. This one even has pockets below to store toys, snacks, ect.

The diaper bag of my dreams, Timi and Leslie-Charlie. This of course is a very personal choice, depending on your style and needs, but this one fit me perfectly! & of course comes with all the necessary diaper bag extras. My advice is choose something you will love to carry around for the next couple years, it will taking over the position of your purse. So love it.

Lastly, this to die for mama hen and her chicks toy! The little chicks fit into the ball and have corresponding color panels. I think this will be a fun friend for playtime.

Here are some of my favorite outfits {it was so hard to choose favorites!}::

Baby Shower Love

 What an amazing baby shower!! Big thanks to my dear friend Cassi who took the time and energy to put this on for Baby Reagan and I.

We couldn't have asked for better weather! The sun was shining and there was a slight Spring breeze in the air. Magical.

It was so great to spend the afternoon with family and friends! We ate lots of sweets, played some great baby shower games, and there was even a 'headband making station'! I walked away with some adorable headbands for Reagan that will let the world know how cute our baby girl is!

What party isn't complete without a Champagne station?! & Sparkling Cider for the 3 preggers that were in attendance.

 One of the great games we played!

And here is the nursery after stealing the shower decorations! What great accents to Reagan's beautiful room.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

33 Weeks

How far along: 33 Weeks {May 22nd}
Total weight gain: 22 lbs
Maternity clothes: Oh Yes!
Bump Size: Volleyball size.
Sleep: Sleeping good, she sure loves to huddle under my ribs when I sleep!
Best moment this week: My amazing baby shower!
Miss Anything: I could eat a whole mess of sushi right about now.
Movement: Lots and Lots! I love imagining what she is up to in there.
Food Cravings: Nothing notable, the clouds are messing with my sun tea craving...GRR.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Red Meat YUCK!
Gender: Sweet Baby Girl
Labor Signs: Not really, I've been having some very light lower stomach cramping. Fingers crossed she feels like coming July 4th!
Symptoms: I've been feeling great these last couple weeks! Little out of breath from time to time and some light heartburn. Overall loving this stage of pregnancy!
Belly Button in or out: Super shallow, and depending how she is positioned it is flat.
Wedding rings on or off: I wear my ring when I'm out and about, but prefer to go without while I lounge at home.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Have been very happy!
Looking forward to: The next couple weeks! I just can't wait to meet Miss Reagan and show her the world!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

32 Weeks!

How far along: 32 Weeks {May 15th}
Total weight gain: 18+ lbs
Maternity clothes: Oh Yes!
Bump Size: Growing bigger everyday!
Sleep: Spent lots of time tossing and turning this week.
Best moment this week: Seeing Riley graduate basic training, spending time with family, and coming home to my loving husband.
Miss Anything: Margaritas in the sunshine!
Movement: I love feeling Reagan move about in there! Her hiccups make me smile.
Food Cravings: Cant get enough unsweetened ice tea!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Red Meat YUCK!
Gender: Sweet Baby Girl
Labor Signs: Nope, taking it easy so she can finish cooking!
Symptoms: Spent my time in Tejas with big fat swollen cankles! Things are looking slimmer by the second though.
Belly Button in or out: Still in...
Wedding rings on or off: On, usually. Fingers are getting nice and swollen though.
Happy or Moody most of the time: HAPPY! Very Happy! Very Very Happy!
Looking forward to: 32 Week checkup on Thursday, little Miss Reggie's shower, Summertime!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

31 Weeks

How far along: 31 Weeks {May 8th}
Total weight gain: 18 lbs
Maternity clothes: Oh Yes!.
Bump Size: Where did this come from?! Seems to have just popped up as of late! I LOVE it!!
Sleep: Sleeping good!
Best moment this week: Spending precious one on one time with Hubby! I just love that guy. 
Miss Anything: Nope!
Movement: Oh yes! She loves to give me swift kicks to the ribs/hip bone.
Food cravings: Everything! Such a hungry hungry hippo!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Red Meat YUCK!
Gender: Sweet Baby Girl
Labor Signs: Having my first Braxton Hicks! I know not a labor sign, buy very exciting that my body is getting ready! Com'on July Fourth!
Symptoms: Swollen ankles is at the top of my list these days, also having some heartburn flare ups! ICK!
Belly Button in or out: Still in...waiting to see what happens to that thing. I'm taking bets...
Wedding rings on or off: On, usually. Maybe because I can't get them off.
Happy or Moody most of the time: HAPPY! Very Happy! Very Very Happy!
Looking forward to: Seeing baby brother graduate boot camp (1 day!!) and little Ms Reagan's baby shower (11 days!)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


I wanted to make a special blankie for our baby Reagan, I was able to find some super sweet fabric at my local fabric store {one of which being the minky, I could curl up in that!}

I am by no means a sewing genius, so I'm going to let the pro's do the explaining in the blog HERE.

Here are my fabrics wrong side together pinned and ready to be sewn.

Sweet little blankie turned right-side out

And here we are after finishing the edges! 

I hope Reagan loves the blankie as much as I do!

Nursery Pics!

Reagan's nursery!
I've read so many things about decorating a nursery, everything from "don't bother" to "make it your own personal retreat".  I wanted to capture something relaxing and peaceful while keeping the room simple, clean and fun. After all, I will be spending lots of time in here over the next couple months!

 We started by painting the [Sand Dollar] walls lilac gray, with fresh white trim.

I definitely wanted to have some natural wood in the room, I was able to score this amazing piece with some old rusty brackets still attached. Reagan's Nana suggested we use it as a shelf! PERFECT!!

The shelf will be the ideal spot for displaying her sweet knick-knacks and priceless goodies.
So far, we have numerous dried roses/wheat stalks in vases. A picture of me with my great-grandparents, Reagan's guardian angel carved by my Papa. Two pairs of oh-so-adorable shoes, and other trinkets.

Reagan's Nana was able to score this great crib off craigslist! My favorite part is the drawer in the bottom, it is a great place to store her extra bedding! We've even got the baby monitor up! Boy are we ready!

Don't mind the picture-less picture frames, I have the wall art done - just need to get it printed off!

I made that "R" hanging, and am quite in love with it.

And of course, her collection of books!

Here we are at the changing station! I can't wait to fill her little organizer with lotions, potions and probably a toy or two for distraction!

I really, really wanted a wood plank wall. But since we are renters, and I doubt Mr. Landlord would feel the same, Hubby and I came up with this wall accent.

Love my comfy glider, I was so on the fence with if I wanted one/what kind I wanted and how much I wanted to spend on one. Proud to say, that I am very happy with my choice not to mention the slammin good deal I got for it!

I can't post this picture without mentioning my cloth diapers!! HELLO! Are they not the cutest thing?! I love their bright colors and soft interiors. The metal can to the left will act as my diaper pail!

Also want to point out all the storage in the changing table, very excited to fill it with tinie-tiny outfits, onesies, and booties. 

Both Hubby and I love our nursery! It's nice to just spend time in there thinking about what our future holds and imagining our little girls life.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

30 Weeks!

How far along: 30 Weeks {May 1st}
Total weight gain: 18 lbs
Maternity clothes: In heaven in my new extra long tank from Mama D.
Bump Size: Love showing off my bump, I think it's officially my favorite part of this trimester.
Sleep: Sleeping good! Waking up with a very full bladder, but at least I can hold it through the night.
Best moment this week: Seeing all my old friends and getting to catch up on their adult lives. Had my 30 week appointment this morning, belly is measuring good (31 weeks) will most likely have a big baby girl, and heartbeat was strong and loud! 145 BPM. Doctor even got to feel Reagan kick at the Doppler.
Miss Anything: Putting pants on without having to brace myself on something for balance.
Movement: LOTS!! Loving my little kicks and tickles.
Food cravings: Loving fruit still, and have eaten curry for the past 3 days.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Red Meat YUCK!
Gender: Sweet Baby Girl
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: Had a really great week, am taking more naps during the day- seem to be tired a lot these days. Have had my first encounter with cankels!
Belly Button in or out: Still in, and getting more shallow everyday.
Wedding rings on or off: On, usually.
Happy or Moody most of the time: HAPPY! Very Happy!
Looking forward to: Seeing baby brother graduate boot camp (8 days) and little Ms Reagan's baby shower (18 days!)