Thursday, October 31, 2013

Half way there Halloween Bumpdate!!

Ya'll we are already half way through this pregnancy!! 
They aren't lying when they say the second one flies by!

 

How Far Along? 20 weeks - 140 days to go!
Size? banana! the app says 10 1/2 ounces but the US tech said she was 12 ounces! :)
Maternity Clothes? oh yeah, not a ton...just a few pieces mixed in with my normal.
Weight Gain? ya'll, I am already up 9 pounds! I thought that was a lot, but I looked back at my bumpdate with E and I was at the same at 20 weeks with her....and I wasn't showing nearly as much as I am this time. So that made me feel a little better! Maybe I need to cut back to 2 desserts a day rather than 5....ha!
Stretch Marks? Nope, but lathering up with that Burt’s Bees Mama Belly Butter!
Gender? Still very much a girl! Phew! :) 
We told her we knew and she said don't tell me, lets see if I say the same thing...we may have held our breath for that minute....still a girl, still Little Miss Leighton!
 
Her profile is so different from E's! For some reason we just assumed she would look just like E, but after seeing these pics I think she will look very different! Eeeek, I can't wait to meet her!
Sleep? It's crap these days, absolute crap. Either I can't fall asleep or I wake up at 3 to potty and can't get back to sleep for hours. Mama is tired!
Movement?  every night when I finally lay down, there she is dancing around! :)
Food Cravings? right now, this very minute....pizza....pepperoni pizza!
Anything making you queasy or sick? nada!!
Labor signs? not for a while!
Belly button in or out? Still in!
Wedding rings, on or off? still on and loose actually
What I Miss? sleep!
Symptoms? feeling soooo out of shape, it's sad watching this girl carry E up the stairs...
Happy or Moody? Happy Happy!!
Best Moment of the Week? Seeing our sweet angel dance around on the ultrasound!!
Looking forward to.. Halloween tonight! I will, of course, take a few ton of pics tonight...but here are a few from this morning hand our play-date dress up party!

Boo!!
 

 We've got a banana & a monkey (they are sisters, how cute is that?! you can read their
Mama's blog here), a chick, a giraffe, a lobster and our Little Mermaid! :)

I wish so badly you could see all the moms behind the cameras trying to get this picture to happen....hahaha!
 Here is the whole thing....her chucks matched perfectly....I could die!

Happy Halloween Ya'll!!
 

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Mississippi Southern Wedding Weekend!

Well, I don't know about you ladies...but I am exhausted on this lovely Monday Morning.
I had a big ole weekend for this pregnant lady, one of my very best friends got married!!

Yes, my T-Word is now married! 
That lovely nickname came from college and goes with her last name....her new last name is Hardy, so we will now refer to her as T-Hard! HA!

It was an awesome weekened...
awesome weather
awesome company
awesome events
Lots of love!

So of course, I have lots of pics!

The Hubs and I left at the crack of dawn Friday morning to head to the Good Ol' Delta in Missippit to get there in time for the welcome lunch for all of the bridal party.

The weather was amazing and the food was even better! 
Homemade BBQ, banana pudding and a basket full of Little Debbie Goodies, can we say pregnant girl's dream?!
Then came the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner! 
 
I have to show off this dress my bff let me borrow. 
It's maternity from ASOS and it was the most comfortable thing ever! 
Not to mention it totally showed off my bump!! 
So I, of course, had to take a hotel room selfie!
One of the outtakes from KatieP...and I absolutely love it! :)
 
My favorite girls!! :)
 
 I came back to the room to find the wedding goody bag in my room...complete with MS shaped cookies and a little heart over the town we were in....cutest ever! 
Leighton liked too!!
We decided to keep Elise home with Nana and Papa at the last minute, but ol T-Word didn't forget about her!
 Saturday morning we woke up early and went to get all of our hair done and eat some yummy little brunch.
The house she was married in was about 30 mins away...but well worth the hike! 
Just look at this!

This was looking from the door upstairs at the house. 
The ceremony faced the house and her step father made these doors for us all to walk through. 
Absolute Southern Perfection!!
And SOOOOOOO MS!!!

Getting ready with my besties!

 I had to send Th Hubs a pic of my bump...I think it was growing by the minute on Saturday!
 My kind of grooms cake!! HOTTY TODDY!!!
 So pretty!! All of it!!
 The stunning bride!
 Hard to tell in this picture, but they even had sparkle on all the logs in all 4 fireplaces...yes, 4!! It was so pretty! And So Taylor!

The back of the reception, I LOVE a tent!
First Dance! They are just the cutest couple!!!
 Yes, there were glowsticks....and yes, we had fun with them!


Okay, small side story....these bridesmaids dresses were so pretty, don't get me wrong...but they showed everything...and I mean everything! 
If a drop of water got on it, it left a mark...and we just kept doing it...getting stuff all over them...they were a hot mess by the time we walked down the aisle! 
Poor Laura's was the worst, hers got shut in the trunk so it had grease stains all over it, then water rings from trying to get the grease off, then tanning lotion, then some champagne and then I think a tear! 
So towards the end of the night we had a contest on which bridesmaid could terrorize their dress the most.....we took advantage of the glow sticks....and Laura's husband splattered us with them....it was awesome! 
The photog got an awesome pic of it all and and I can't wait to see it!
But I stole this one from Em's IG to show you a bit of the awesomeness!!
I did a few chalkboards for the lovely couple and I think they turned out great! 
I was so excited they wanted me to!


 Then the awesome photog,Mississippi Roots Photography posted some pics on facebook last night and they are nothing short of fabulous!!
It was an absolutely perfect weekend and I couldn't be more happy for my sweet sweet friend!
Taylor and Kyle, you are the most fabulous couple and we love you so much!!
To Mr. & Mrs. Hardy!!
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Thursday, October 24, 2013

19 weeks of bebe!

Almost half way there!! Craziness!!

 

How Far Along? 19 weeks, 147 days to go!
Size? large heirloom tomato - 8 1/2 ounces
Maternity Clothes? Yep! Got some last week, mainly just longer tops as I am living in leggings! I do have on some fabulous maternity jeans on in the above pic. Got these suckers on sale from ASOS and they super comfortable and a perfect winter white! You can check 'em out here.
Weight Gain? hmmm, I am going to go with 6 lbs...we go to the doc next Tuesday so I'll know for sure how much this ice cream and bundt cake addiction is adding to my desired weight gain! Ha!
Stretch Marks? Nope, but lathering up with that Burt’s Bees Mama Belly Butter!
Gender? Again, we go to the doc next week for our "gender determination" US, I haven't told my doctor we already know...I feel like I cheated on him, ha! 
And I keep thinking...what if they tell me it's a boy??
Sleep? still on and off, I am so tired every night but I toss and turn pretty bad. Between that and the frequent bathroom breaks, sound sleep doesn't come often.
Movement?  Yes, and loving every bit of it! The hubs felt her on Monday, it was awesome!
Food Cravings? sweets and more sweets (shocker, I know) and anything asian style, the more soy sauce, the better!
Anything making you queasy or sick? nothing has this pregnancy, it's been awesome!
Labor signs? not for a while!
Belly button in or out? in and wide, ha!
Wedding rings, on or off? still on and loose actually
What I Miss? being able to walk up my stairs without being out of breath! It's sad, I feel so out of shape!
Symptoms? The dreaded heartburn started last night...bleh! Hoping it doesn't start getting really bad until the end like last time!
Happy or Moody? Happy today! My app tells me that my baby can now smile, that makes my heart smile!! :)
Best Moment of the Week? Hubby feeling Leighton dance around in my belly! One of the best moments of my life!
Looking forward to..seeing baby girl at our US next week!


And just for fun....a little progress...
 

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Five on Friday!

Happy Friday Lovelies!!
I thought I'd play along with Five on Friday today....


1. First and foremost, this weather is uh-mazing! 
I am sooooo excited to finally have Fall weather...now we just need the leaves to look like this....

2. Our "grown up" bed finally came in this week! And I LOOOOVE it!
The nail heads go all the way to floor...obsessed!
(and please excuse the awfulness that is that lamp and nightstand! I have plans for a revamp of the table....there ain't a whole lot I can do for the pretty leafy lamp...ha!)


 3. Speaking of Fall Weather..I am having so much fun dressing this little monkey these days! Fall clothes are so fun! We have had these clothes forever now and I am excited the weather is finally chilly enough to break 'em out! 
Not to mention these fabulous sparkly mary jane Toms her Nana got her!!
these skinnies have sparkles in them...I could die!
please excuse the messiness that is my husband's closet.... that is on my organization to do list! 

 4. I can say that we finally have E's first Christmas present! 
Another sweet gift from her Nana & Papa! We have been wanting one of these anywhere chairs for a while now, I mean she needs one in her nursery, right!? :) So Nana went ahead and ordered it!

It is suuuuuper cute! Although, it is WAY more blue in person than on the website....it is supposed to be aqua...

 I worry that is too blue...and our girl is pretty girly....anyone had any luck on exchanges with monograms at Pottery Barn?

4. This baby girl is just like her sister....she loves the sweets! I have bundt cakes, blackberry cobbler, chocolate stuffed cookies, and lots of candy at my house right now....not to mention this amazingness stored in the freezer at the office....I may have a problem....

If you have a Jeni's near you...go! 
The Brambleberry Crisp and Buckeye are pretty amazing too!! 

5. I love my hubby.... a lot.
He has been so awesome lately.
My moodiness between pregnancy and work stresses can't be fun. 
But he continues to tell me how awesome I am and bring me back down to reality. 
His job wears him out everyday, and he still comes home everyday and helps so much....
taking care of E, helps me clean, puts me to bed when I am doing too much, rubs my feet.
Hubby, you are a rockstar and E and I are lucky to have you! :) XOXO

Okay, I'll stop the sappiness now :)

Happy Weekend Ladies! 
Enjoy this Fall weather...we are already half way through October!!

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