Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Baby B's 19 week bumpdate!

How Far Along? 19 weeks, 4 days – only 143 days to go!
Size? Mango, 6.5 inches / 10 oz
Maternity Clothes? I bought some maternity leggings from Target and they are fabulous! I also invested in a belly band, and as much as I didn't want to...I love it, it makes my pants wearable for a little while longer! I'm actually wearing it in the above picture.
Weight Gain? hmmm, I am going to go with 7lbs...
Stretch Marks? Nope, but lathering up with that Burt’s Bees Mama Belly Butter!
Gender? We find out in 3 days!! EEEKKK!!! Cast your vote in my poll to the left! 
Sleep? my bed is my favorite place right now....yet, I still go through a couple of nights of not-so-good sleep and then crash early the next night
Movement? I think I felt it on Sunday...but have to to feel "that" feeling again...so not sure.
Food Cravings? anything with soy sauce and strawberries with whipped cream
Anything making you queasy or sick? hmmm, nothing today
Labor signs? this will be crazy when I answer anything other than no!
Belly button in or out? still in...and hopefully will be for a long time!!
Wedding rings, on or off? still on and loose actually
What I Miss? diet mt. dew....oh what I would give!
Symptoms? The girls are finally growing and this back pain only seems to be getting worse...you should see me try and get up off the couch....it's a sad sight...
Happy or Moody? exuberantly happy!! 
Best Moment of the Week? getting all the details together for the gender reveal party!
Looking forward to..finding out if Baby B is a he or a she!!! Duh!! :) 

Monday, January 30, 2012

Weekend in photos

Happy Monday...yes, it is already Monday again...
I have a busy week ahead of me and although I am sleepy I am ready to take it on!! :) 

So here was my weekend...

Friday night, dinner with the girls and 3 precious little monkeys....seriously how cute are there?
Saturday, we took the pups to the park and then went to browse around Babies'R'Us....can we say overwhelming?!?!
Spent Saturday night working on many many crafts for the gender reveal party on Friday!! YIPPEEEEE!!!
I used my new circuit cutter....oh my gawd, I love that thing!! I have soooo many ideas now!
 more craftiness
then my favorite little one-year old came over for dinner again...love her!!
Sunday we went to church....notice my fruit and banana bread breakfast...yummm....and then more craftiness...and of course my blueberry/strawberry shortcake...this baby likes fruit!
And then my sweet little Maylie Lou cuddling up on my belly! :) 

It was a great, relaxing and productive weekend! Ready to take on the week and already ready for it to be Friday so we can find out what our little nugget is!!! 
Hope you weekend was fabulous!!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Finally Friday!!

It's finally Friday...WOO HOO!!! 

And I am particurlary excited about this Friday because I have a pretty laid back weekend ahead of me....sweeeeeeeeeet! 

Tonight, dinner with the girls tonight...including my favorite 2 little girls...

then some craftiness to get ready for the par-tay next weekend...one more week until we find out what our little nugget is!!! YIPPEEE!!!!!

and of course some quality time with The Hubby and The Pups! :) 
Sounds fabulous doesn't it??!

What are you up to this weekend?!?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Play Along Wednesday!

Happy Hump Day!!
We are half way through the week ladies....woo hoo!! :) 

I thought I would play along with.....
it's been a couple weeks!

So here we go...

first, I love this table scape....and it has actually given me inspiration for possible nursery colors should our little nugget be a girl....

How cute are these eggs!? These are actually what gave me the craving for deviled eggs...but I do believe I will have to make them for Easter! :) 

my sweet tooth is screaming for this cake!

I mean, really....how amazing would this be? I could just live in there and be happy!

I love this idea...but is it sad that I want a bigger one??

Such a fabulously cute idea!! :) 

Now on to a few loves...

I am loving that I hit 200 followers last week!! 
You guys are awesome!!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!! :)

I am loving that they finally announced when my obsession favorite show is coming back on....wait for it...
Mad Men will be back March 25!!

 I am loving 2 of my latest app addictions...
1. Scramble with Friends, just download it...you will thank me later.

2. Instagram...I jumped on this bandwagon a little late but I am fully obsessed and loving it! Wanna follow me? Okay, my name is sarkelbel, find me! :)

I am reeeeeally loving my latest sweet tooth find....pineapple upside down cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory....yes, it is as amazing as it sounds and looks!

I am loving that we have finally decided on a car seat and stroller...our first big decision for this little nugget.
Side note...I started researching and reading in the past week....oiii, can we say overwhelming?!!?!
I am reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally loving that we find out what our little nugget is next week...
Ahhhhh, I can't wait!!!!!!!!!

 And of course and most importantly, I am loving my little family!!

Happy Wednesday ladies!!

Wanna play along? Go here and here.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Baby B & 18 Weeks!

How Far Along? 18 weeks, 2 days – only 150 days to go!
Size? Mango, 6 inches / .5 lbs
Maternity Clothes? well, I am in this in between stage...some of my pants are getting tight, but the maternity clothes are just too big yet....I think I am going to have to go with a belly band....and I don't know how I feel about that. Thank goodness for leggings!! 
Showing? More and more each hour I think... :) 
Weight Gain? hmmm, I am going to go with 7lbs...

Stretch Marks? Nope, but lathering up with that Burt’s Bees Mama Belly Butter!
Gender? We find out next Friday...and I CANNOT wait!!!! Cast your vote in my poll to the left! 
Sleep? When I get to sleep, I sleep fabulously...but once I am up to pee or the dogs or tornado sirens (crazy Nashville January!!) then it's really hard to get back....so again, I am tired a lot!
Movement? none yet, but I am still patiently waiting! :) 
Food Cravings? a had a big craving for deviled eggs last week...so I made some...for the first time ever! How have I never made those? And of course sweets, I also made a Key Lime Pie! 
Anything making you queasy or sick? hmmm, nothing today
Labor signs? this will be crazy when I answer anything other than no!
Belly button in or out? still in...and hopefully will be for a long time!!
Wedding rings, on or off? still on and loose actually
What I Miss? being able to eat deli meat...I was never a huge sandwich person until you told me I couldn't have one...I dream of Subway, Jimmy John's, Jersey Mikes....just typing that was mean...
Symptoms? Growing waistline! and still having back pain...I feel like in old lady.
Happy or Moody? I am back to happy!! And I know The Hubs is happy about that. I am so blessed and smile every time I think about it...which is quite often!
Best Moment of the Week? getting my first shower invite!! My cousin is due 5 days before me (how crazy is that!!) so my other cousin is throwing us a big family shower in March. I am so excited, got our flights booked today and slowly starting to tackle the research for the registry!
Looking forward to...feeling this little nugget dance around! :)  And getting all the details together for the big reveal party next week!! :) YAY!!!!

Happy Tuesday Friends!!

Friday, January 20, 2012

The pressure of a name....(baby boy edition)

So I chatted about baby girl names yesterday here... thank you for all of your sweet comments!
I will share Baby B's name when we know if we have a she or a he! :)

Now, on to the boys, for those of you who don't know...and that is most of you...my husband is a third.
And you wouldn't know this because I rarely share his name or our last name on here. I don't have a fear of stalkers or anything, but who knows who is reading this and what shows up in google searches, so I try to respect anyone I talk about on here. 
I especially do so with The Hubs, reason being I chat about him on here daily and he is in a position where people may or may not do a little research on him and I don't want my blog popping up when someone searches his name.
All of that being said, I will do so for this post and then probably take it down in a few days.

Sooooo, after all that hype....The Hubs' real name is Frank Ferrell Bellar III, "Trey".
He goes by Trey on everything except for is passport, license, and birth certificate.
When I met him I figured his real name wasn't Trey and when we started dating I knew if this was the man I was to marry (which I was already planning in my head...), our son would also be Frank.
Trey was very close to grandfather, aka, "The Original Frank". I, sadly, was unable to meet this amazing man that blessed my husband with so many of the traits I love about him. He is missed, loved, and honored in The Bellar family and I am honored to carry on his name in our son should our little nugget be a boy.

That being said......now what are we going to call our little man?
Yes, he is a little man...a little baby man...not man...I could not see holding my newborn baby saying "oooh, cute little Frank!". 
Trey kept saying we will call him Frankie...but that is my nickname for Trey. I call him that all the time, always have, always will......it would just be too weird. 
Of course there is the option of the middle name...but Ferrell doesn't really flow either. 
So what was I to do?!?! 
I came up with the idea of using Frank but offering a different middle name, this way he would still be honoring Trey's grandfather and father but he wouldn't be a IV. We would use a different family name for the middle name and he would go by that. Trey likes the idea, but I don't know that he is ready to give up the IV. I totally respect that and ultimately this is going to be his decision.
But this also brings up a worry of mine....whilst looking for nicknames for fourth born I came across several momma blogs and postings saying that children who were fourths or higher were typically made fun of...:( What?!??! No?!?!?! My child can not be made fun of...not for something I could have avoided!!
Now, I don't know if they are made fun of because they are fourth (or whatever number they may be) or because of what the original name is, but I don't want to add to any reason for my child to be made fun of! And when is it too much??
I have also come up with a couple other options for "nicknames" for a fourth and narrowed it down to the 2 best for us.
They have meaning to the name and are pretty darn creative...but what choice did I have?! :)
But before I share that with you I am curious to hear what all of you think? 
Do you know anyone in this situation? 
Do you know any 4ths? 
What would you do?
I welcome any and all ideas.....after all I am naming a child that will carry this with them the rest of their lives!! 

So help a sister out! :) 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The pressure of a name....(baby girl edition)

Please tell me that title reminded you of Pretty Woman....

[Kit is trying to cheer up Vivian]
Vivian: Tell me one person who it's worked out for.
Kit: What, you want me to name someone? You want like a name? Oh, God, the pressure of a name... I got it. Cindafuckin'rella 

I could quote it all! 

But that has nothing to do with naming a child....moving on...

I am laying here sick in bed (boo!) just finishing up the french toast that my hubby made me before he left work (best hubby ever!!) and I thought what better time to blog about baby names?!?! 
On a side note, I am totally pregnant...I have not eaten syrup in like 5 years....it totally grossed me out, still kind of does....but I ate every bit of my french toast today and yesterday! Totally pregnant....and more sugar cravings...girl???

Picking a name...no big deal right? You just find a name you and your significant other both like and bam! your kid has a name, done!
Easier said than done...

If any of you are like me you have always thought about this....kind of like your wedding day....you see ideas/names and you remember them and add them to your mental list for when you get married or when you have your first baby. You don't necessarily think about all the things that come with it...
what will the middle name be? will that flow with the last name?
what will people call them? any strange nicknames?
what are the other names you like for future siblings, will it sound cheesy with them?
what will the initials be?
what about family names? will that be a factor? (big yes for me, but more on that in a bit)
is it a cute name for a little one but also a grown up name for if/when they become a doctor or lawyer?
would people mis-pronounce it?
is it different without being weird? there is a fine line...

So yes, so many many questions and concerns but cool thing is,  this is a decision you make together, a decision that bonds you to this life you have created, a decision that will be carried on (hopefully) through the generations to come, and while that does bring pressure....that also makes it pretty cool! :)

We'll start with girl names, I had a fabulous list of fabulous names and could not wait to sit down with The Hubs to see which ones he loved too.....I was sadly mistaken....boys have very different and surprisingly very opinionated opinions! :) My fabulous list was sliced and diced down to about 2 names...but 2 beautiful names.
We then got one of those huge name books...not so much help. I mean really, some of those names...who does that to their children?!?!
So at random times I would throw some options out there and almost every time The Hubs would shoot me down and offer some odd name or some name of a person I once new so I of course couldn't name my child that.
Then one random night, I still remember...we were using a gift card at Outback...and I brought out a little list I had made on my phone....and little did I know that was the night we would name our possible soon-to-be daughter.

As soon as I said that name The Hubs turned everything else down. Even the names we loved before, he totally shot down. He said that was it, it was unique without being weird, sounded like an adorable little girl along with a sophisticated woman. I mean, how can you argue with that! 
I being the oddball that I am couldn't decide just yet, there were so many options..I didn't want to decide too soon...I kept trying other names other options...but nothing was as pretty as that...and a few weeks later we were set on the name of our possible baby girl! :)

Just to tease you...here are several of the names that made our lists...our little nugget's name is in there if said nugget is a girl! :)
Sooo, what are your thoughts on naming a little one??
What are your favorites?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

17 week Bebe update!

Hi ladies, I am still under the weather...actually it is getting worse. 
I am now losing my voice on top of coughing and not being able to breath. Awesome.
But I did take 2 minutes this morning to get the hubs to take a quick pic for my bumpdate! :) 
What is it with me and loose flowing nude shirts for these pics? 
Didn't I say last week it wasn't a good look for me? 
You should see it from the front...much cuter! 
Anyway, on with the bumpdate!
How Far Along? 17 weeks, 4 days – only 157 days to go!
Size? Sweet Potato, 5.5 inches / 5ounces
Maternity Clothes? Still good with my regular clothes, but these skinny black pants I am wearing are getting a liiiiiittle tight....may be about time to start shopping
Showing? I see it, I am good and cover it these days...but it is definitely there and growing! :)
Weight Gain? 6 lbs.

Stretch Marks? Nope, but lathering up with that Burt’s Bees Mama Belly Butter!
Gender? We find out 2 weeks from Friday!!! Cast your vote in my poll to the left! :)
Sleep? Not so much lately, between slowly not being able to sleep on my stomach and this terrible sinus infection I have got I am not sleeping at all...and that makes for a cranky pregnant lady! :) 
Movement? none yet, but I am patiently waiting! :) 
Food Cravings? All I want is a sandwich from Subway....but alas, I can't... :(
Anything making you queasy or sick? actually, the thought of most fish...which is sad because I normally love fish! 
Labor signs? none yet! :) 
Belly button in or out? still in...and hopefully will be for a long time!!
Wedding rings, on or off? still on!
What I Miss? being able to take all kinds of medicine to knock me out along with this nasty sinus crap!
Symptoms? back pain this week, but that's about it
Happy or Moody? I have been pretty moody the past few days...but I think that is due to not being able to breath...or talk...yeah, it keeps getting better!
Best Moment of the Week? starting to buy all kinds of goodies for the Gender reveal party!! :)
Looking forward to...feeling this little nugget dance around! :)  
Okay, that's all the energy I've got.... :) 

Monday, January 16, 2012

My weekend in pictures

It's Monday...again...and I am wishing I was like half of the working world today and I was at home with The Hubs....but no, I am at work... and what makes it worse...I am sick...again. I have got some terrible sinus infection or something and cannot breath...boo...which in turn stopped me from sleeping the past 2 nights.
Pregnant + not being able to breath + sore nose + horrible sinus pressure + no sleep = a hot cranky mess. 

So I will leave you will my weekend in pictures! The weekend was great...I probably pushed myself too much and contributed to how bad I feel today but oh well....

First, top left - pictures for all of us T-Words' going away gift/dinner, bottom left - us at Mama Mia's, right - Maylie girl curled up in front of the fire with her pretty little sweater!
 Top left - my niece Arin helping her Mimi & Papa (my folks) paint their dinning room (which is a gorgeous Navy color! Can't wait to share!), bottom left - The Hubs and I at dinner at The Tavern Saturday night for a friend's birthday (one of the best burgers I have ever had!), right - we went back to The White Room to get Jennifer's dress...and she got one...and it is GORGEOUS!!! And because I obviously can't show you the dress...here is a pic of a bracelet she tried on with the dress! :)
 Sunday we had brunch with The Hub's family who came in town and then I went back to bed. Daddy brought my niece over for pizza and craft time...I had to spend time with here before she left today! And she is just as crafty as me so we decided on a Pinterest craft...
please excuse the very strange face I am making....I guess I was fighting with the wax..... :)
Ta-Da!!! The final product! :) Arin loves it and is so excited to get home and hang it in her room! 
So that was my weekend! Filled with lots of good friends, lots of family, and lots of fun! :) Wow, I sound cheesy...but it's true!.....and I am paying for it today. 
Hopefully I will feel better soon and I won't be cranky for The Hubs! :) 

How was your weekend!?

Friday, January 13, 2012

A tribute to the fabulousness that is Taylor!

Well, it’s Friday! Thank goodness!! It has been a week, hasn’t it?? I guess because it’s the first full work week in like 3 weeks….back to the grind!

I have a full weekend ahead of me,

Tonight…dinner with 3 of my very favorite ladies to say farewell to the fabulousness that is T-Word! 

 We love each other.... :)

We will miss you my love! :) 
And now a tribute to all that is Taylor....

 As you can tell...she likes accessories....specifically hats and sunglasses.....

 Old Lady Tupac!

 And now a few of me and my T-Word....
 excuse my finger...I was having a bad day...this was when happy hour turned into hourSSSS......it happens.....

 we have fun....
 Preds game...that was an interesting evening.....
 A few of us from college....
This was in Printers Alley here in Nashville right after I graduated and moved to Nashville...Taylor shortly followed....
 We were so young...
And my favorite pic of us ever! Laura's wedding.....we ask for a beer and get a box full of half full bottles of wine, Canadian Mist, and Vodka. Sweet!
 Taylor, my love, I will miss you terribly...
happy hour(s) (when I can have them again) will never be the same without you. 
Random Sunday afternoon drinking because I am mad at The Hubs....who will I call?!?! 
Finding the craziest most tacky sunglass...who will buy them to take pictures with? 
Who will cheer on the Rebels with me and Laura when we are the worst team in the SEC? Again.....
Who will sneak off with me when I want to be bad and smoke a cigarette? Okay, okay, I won't do that anymore but I just like the idea that you always got one for me! :) 
Who will be the entertainment and dance on barstools?
Who will bring the vodka punch and frozen apps to Supper Club?! 
Who will tell us weird random stories about Phish shows? 
Who will house sit for all of our sweet pups?!
The answer....no one....soooo, you have to come back ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL the damn time!! MMkay?!

 We are going to miss you so much, most of all how much you make us all laugh and how you are ALWAYS there if we need you. ALWAYS! 

I miss you already and these pregnancy hormones are making me get all teared up so I will stop....


I will see you on skype in a few weeks and then Auntie Taylor will know if she has a niece or nephew!! :) 

Happy Weekend Folks!