Friday, February 28, 2014

Leighton's Nursery Reveal! Finally!!

So, it has been done for a while now.....I just got around to taking the pics yesterday....so sorry!
But I must say, I am in love with how it all turned out! 
It is so soft and sweet, very different from E's, but it is the other vision I had in my head when deciding on E's room (big plus about having 2 girls!! :)). 

I have a slight obsession with gold these days, so when I found out it was a girl Pinks and Golds were a done deal!! 
Enough talking, here it is! 





I think my favorite part is the name sign & tassels! 
Love the colors, love the simplicity, and of course I love seeing her name! 
I cannot wait to get my little Leighton home and in her sweet little room! 
Big Sister loves it too, she loves to roll around on the rug and steal her stuffed animals! HA!
 
And because you all know I loooooove me a "before and after", here is a little video of what it started out as....
 
Here is a list of where it all came from:
Rug - HomeGoods
Glider - local store, USA Baby - but is a Best Chair, style Beckner
Pillow - HomeGoods
Gold Side Table - Target
Lamp - Target
Glass Owl - Target
Picture Frames - Target and HomeGoods
Prints - designed and printed by me!! :)
Starburst Mirror - Kirklands (no longer available)
Gold Vase - Target
Pink and Gold "L" - Cardboard from Joann's, painted by me! :) 
Wood Name Sign - Etsy, ALittleMiscellany
Tassle Garland - Etsy, Paperchain Press
Chandelier -  Amazon
Baskets for closet - Large Coral - HomeGoods, Small bright pink - Land of Nod, Medium Pink - Wal-Mart, White - Wal- Mart
 
Happy Weekend Everyone!!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

37 weeks - full term!!!

How Far Along? 37 weeks 
Size? Well, the normal 37 week baby is 6 pounds and the size of a swiss chard (19 inches long)...but according to the doc she is still measuring over a week ahead! EEK! So he is going to have an extra ultrasound done next week to get a better idea of her actual size. Yay for more pics of baby girl!! :) 
Maternity Clothes? same as last week, less and less options make getting dressed everyday trickier!
Weight Gain? 32 pounds...eek!
Stretch Marks? Lathering and lathering!
Gender? Leighton Kate!
Sleep? when I get it, it's glorious! but it is never enough!! 
Movement? big ones, waking me up!
Food Cravings? chocolate...all kinds! 
Anything making you queasy or sick? nada!
Labor signs? nothing new, much to my dismay
Belly button in or out? it's out, especially when I am really full!
Wedding rings, on or off? on and still loose, yay!
What I Miss? bending over....and my waist after seeing the video below!
Symptoms? still heartburn and that tricky little back pain keeps popping back up
Happy or Moody? So happy and soooo excited!!
Best Moment of the Week? 
Having a dinner with another group of fabulous ladies to celebrate Miss Leighton. My fabulous little play date was sans kiddos this time, at Cheesecake Factory, and they treated me to good conversation, yummy food, goodies for Leighton, and 4 different desserts! THANK YOU, LADIES!! I am so blessed to have each of you in my life...sorry, the dessert took priority over pictures...ha! 
AAAANNNNNNDDDDD.....
Getting everything finally finished in the nursery! Post coming up next!!
Looking forward to? My Sprinkle this weekend! Some of my bestest friends are throwing a little "Sprinkle" for me and Miss Leighton and I can't wait to have (almost) all of all my favorite ladies in one room!! :) 

And I will leave you with this video of my growing belly progress!

Friday, February 21, 2014

36 weeks - almost there!

How Far Along? 36 weeks - 3 weeks from today!! :)
Size? she is as long as romaine lettuce.....odd comparison, but I'll take it! 
Maternity Clothes? over my clothes, I just want to live in yoga pants and tank tops. and with this weather getting warmer (which I LOOOOVE), it is making it a bit trickier!
Weight Gain? 31 pounds...I am definitely starting to feel it in my legs!!
Stretch Marks? Lathering and lathering!
Gender? Leighton Kate!
Sleep? when I get it, it's glorious! but it is never enough!! 
Movement? big ones, waking me up!
Food Cravings? no real cravings, but I am enjoying the girl scout cookies... 
Anything making you queasy or sick? nada!
Labor signs? I have had a few contractions here and there. I wondered if I would realize I was having them this time, and oh yes I did!
 They aren't painful yet, just really crampy....but I'll take it, that means we going in the right direction!!
Belly button in or out? it's out, especially when I am really full!
Wedding rings, on or off? on and loose again! yay!!
What I Miss? sleeping on my stomach!
Symptoms? the devil that is heartburn is still around - prilosec, zantac, and tums....and they really don't even do the trick. if the old wives tale is true, this is gonna be one hairy baby! HA!
But we all know how bald my E is....so I am not holding my breath! :) HA!
Happy or Moody? HAPPY!!!
Best Moment of the Week? My sweet girlfriends from work threw me a little lunch party to celebrate Miss Leighton! It was so fabulous to have a long girly lunch....starting out with caramalized brussel sprouts (my fave!!) and kale...and then ending with not one, but two desserts! HA!
They are so sweet and made me and LK feel so loved...not to mention the balloons to match her nursery that are now Elise's favorite toy!! :)
Good lunch!! And Good friends I have, Good Good Friends!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

35 weeks - only 4 more to go!! :)

How Far Along? 35 weeks - 4 weeks from tomorrow I will be checking into the hospital....holy hell. 
Size? Size of a honeydew melon....but this girl is now measuring 2 weeks ahead!! No wonder I can't bend over!! 
Maternity Clothes? same, limited options these days. even some of my maternity shirts wont cover this belly!
I was noticing this pic wasn't showing the belly's true length....so here is one I posted to instagram the other night...this thing is large and in charge!!
Weight Gain? I was right, 29 whole pounds! That is right about where I was with E at this point, but I am definitely carrying this weight differently...and I am not as swollen as I was with her. Thank goodness for not having 90+ degree weather!
Stretch Marks? Lathering and lathering!
Gender? Leighton Kate!
Sleep? I have officially failed on "tricking" my body into thinking I don't reeeally have to go to the bathroom....I'm up at least 2-3 times a night. Not to mention this heartburn keeping me up!
Movement? still crazy movements! i think she is running out of room!
Food Cravings? today, it's bagels....weird. but for the most part it's been pancakes....with blackberries all over them. I had some like 2 weeks ago and I cannot stop thinking about them.
Anything making you queasy or sick? nada!
Labor signs? just the braxton hicks, but they are getting more common and more intense! like when I walk up the stairs or pick up E, they get serious!
Belly button in or out? it's out, especially when I am really full!
Wedding rings, on or off? on and loose again! yay!!
What I Miss? Nothing these days! 
It's weird, I have been so ready to have this baby, but now that I am so quickly in the 4 week window I feel the need to enjoy and embrace the last bit of this pregnancy - as it will probably be my last! So I am going to put my feet up, eat too many sweets, and spend some serious quality time with E for the next couple weeks!!
Symptoms? heartburn. it's awful. It's waaaay worse than it was with E. Even the Zantac isn't working like it used to. My doc said to try prilosec too...so that is happening today! 
Happy or Moody? HAPPY!!!
Best Moment of the Week? finishing up the nursery! 
It is all done except for hanging 2 shelves, so a full recap coming, I promise!! :)
And I will leave you with E's sweet little Valentine's goodies!
I made sure to get them done last night.....just for them to cancel school today due to possibility of snow. Boo!

 
Happy Valentine's Day to you all!! 
Hope you are all spoiled by your sweeties! :)

Thursday, February 6, 2014

34 weeks!

How Far Along? 34 weeks!! 
Size? Size of a cantaloupe 
Maternity Clothes? still wearing both, but options are getting limited. lots of repeating going on! :)
Weight Gain? 29 pounds??
Stretch Marks? Lathering and lathering!
Gender? Leighton Kate!
Sleep? it's better this week, still want more of it, but definitely better! :)
Movement? this girl is crazy busy in there, she knocks my belly around all the time! Some of them even hurt....The Hubs swears this means she will be our wild child!
Food Cravings? fruit, loving all sorts of fruits - pears, pineapples, oranges, blackberries - oh and orange juice!
Anything making you queasy or sick? nada!
Labor signs? lots of braxton hicks. LOTS!
Belly button in or out? it's out, especially when I am really full!
Wedding rings, on or off? still on....but the swelling has started....right now it is just in the morning in my hands and fades, but I am hoping it stays that way! I don't want to have to take my rings off!!
What I Miss? bending over, ha!
Symptoms? heartburn - and lots of it. tums are my best friend.
Happy or Moody? HAPPY!!!
Best Moment of the Week? getting the glider in and I absolutely LOVE it!! 
Like love it more than the one I was lusting over at PB!! :) I got most of the final details done in the nursery too. Update to come very soon!!
here is a little sneak peak...