Thursday, September 29, 2011

the "everything" appt.


The dr. appt. went well. My placenta has moved out of the way and cleared Riley girl for a v. delivery. I have only gained 28 lbs and the Dr. said that was "perfect." His words, not mine. I saw Dr. Hardison again for the first time since my very first appt. I really like him. He checked my cervix and said it was "waaaay back there." Which is normal, everyone's anatomy is different. It was kinda funny when he said "it probably feels like I am trying to check your tonsils and not your cervix." Ummm. yes. it. did. LOL. He also said that as far as he could tell (since it is so far back) that he "thinks it is still closed, but that also doesn't mean she can't come tomorrow." It was hard to get a decent picture on the ultrasound because of how far along I am. It was cool to see her again though and they did promise me she is still a girl. I also got the "OB patient only" flu shot and had my group b strep test. Like I said... it was the appt. for everything. Lol. My arm is quite sore this morning from the shot, but I will survive. I did sleep like a baby last night. It was fabulous. Hoping Riley girl sleeps as well as her mommy did from night 1. Mom says I never slept for less than 6.5 hours!

That's about all for now. I have to get ready for work. I had a wonderful dinner with wonderful friends last night. It was so nice to catch up. And, K is throwing me a small baby "brunch" on Saturday. I'm excited for more girl time. Happy Thursday, everyone!

~let go laughing!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

36 weeks




Size of baby: over 18.5 inches long and around 6lbs
(average size of a baby at this point)
How Far Along: 36 weeks !!! only 4 to go!
What's your guess on her arrival???
Total Weight Gain: 28lbs (i must say, i am proud of myself!)
Maternity Clothes: it's funny because i look SO much bigger when i wear my maternity shirts.
i like my old shirts better. lol
Gender: it's a GIRL!! Riley Quinn
Movement: she's a wild one!
Sleep: only night that was bad was saturday because i slept for 11 hours friday night. every other night has been wonderful. i'm savoring it!
What I miss: my body
Cravings: none
Symptoms: just a lot of peeing this week!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

35 weeks!


hmm? i don't think i have grown much, just changed shape.... have i dropped more???



Size of baby: over 18 inches long and about 5.25lbs
(average size of a baby at this point)
How Far Along: 35 weeks !!! only 5 to go!
What's your guess on her arrival???
Total Weight Gain: 26 lbs - didn't gain any last week... 2 this week. lol- some little lady is growing!
Maternity Clothes: yes but my skinny jeans from last year still fit!
Gender: it's a GIRL!! Riley Quinn
Movement: she's a wild one!
Sleep: AMAZING again this week!
What I miss: not having to "roll" out of the bed. lol
Cravings: none
Symptoms: been having some BH but that's it and they aren't painful, i just feel my tight tummy.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

it's been a while! [long catch up blog]


I haven't blogged in a while other than my weekly updates. School has started back and OMIWORD it is cahhh-razy! So busy! This is actually the first weekend of "nothing" since school has started back. It's been nice.

Let's see... where do we begin... Since Labor Day weekend...

I painted my belly. LOL


We started our lamaze DVD and we have watched the first three chapters or "classes." I'm so glad we chose to do it this way. We just put on our PJ's and sit on the couch and watch a little at a time each night. We have actually learned a lot so far and I really recommend the video. It's slightly "older" but it is not really "breathing techniques" but more of "what to expect" and some breathing and how to handle the pain and such. We even know all of the signs to look for and when to call the dr. etc. You can watch the first chapter for free on the website. We actually liked that chapter a lot. And we got it for $15 on Amazon!

The big brother finale was fabulous and we enjoyed the bachelor pad finale as well... We have nothing to wath on tv now until Wednesday when Modern Family comes back on! Yes!

We have played many rounds of corn hole in the back yard next door. It's fun and mindless when I get home from work and it is nice to just free my mind for a little while with my family. I even beat mom last week! Oh yeh. and she beat dad for the first time he has ever been beaten since he learned to play. Woohoo! Go mom!


Last weekend we threw a super fun wedding shower on Saturday for Tai and Sean. Mom and Dad and Michael and I hosted it at my parents house. It was super fun and they got lots of great gifts!
we painted mason jars with chalkboard paint for the sangria and margaritas

tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, and balsamic
yes, I cut a million lemons for the center pieces. lol


Then on sunday, we had an AWESOME shower in Burlington. Page and Brenda gave it to us and it was incredible. I don't have many pictures to share, but I am hoping to get some from Brenda and maybe Darvy. So many people came and even traveled from Charlotte and Greenville. It was so nice to see everyone and we got some incredible things. Everyone was SO generous and we could not be any luckier and/or more blessed. I just want to say a million thank yous to everyone involved. It was incredible.

before we left for our shower. (we got michael good shoes on the way) ;)

here is Riley's room when we got home... still not completely unloaded either.
and if you know me... it was clean before long!





After the shower, we went to Babies R Us and got the car seat, stroller, car seat base, pack-n-play and angel care SIDS monitor. This morning in the mail I got our 15% off registry completion coupon for BRU- So, I called and thankfully they let me bring in the receipt and "returned" everything so I could use the coupon. Now we have a gift card for a nice amount to use there on who knows what. We haven't gotten her high chair yet. We're thinking maybe a Christmas present since she doesn't need it right away. And, Michael wants to get her a play yard so she can lay on the floor and "play."

Oh lazy weekends, I love you.

Yesterday after work, I went straight to the mall to use our gift card from pottery barn kids. I got Riley the most ADORABLE set for the beach. I cannot wait for it to make it's debut along with her! Mom and dad were at the mall, so mom stayed with me and dad went home. We left the mall and went to Target so I could use my gift cards and get some of the stuff left on our registry. Well, you know me... she ended up with two more outfits too! :) Her "last" load of laundry before she gets here is in the washer now... we'll see if it is really the last. At target, I got some diapers... just so we have enough to get us through a week. lol. I also went ahead and got some more bottles (for my pumped milk when daddy wants to feed her...), some extra crib sheets, some pack-n-play sheets for the beach house, a bottle dry rack, a dishwasher basket for bottle parts, some more wipes and who knows what else. I managed to use the gift cards and still have a little left over. We will be saving it for diapers most definitely. We didn't end up buying her bouncer. We can't decide if she really needs it. After the Target trip, Mom and I went BACK to the mall... Michael and Dad met us out there because we were all going to go out to dinner. Dad got his watch looked at while I treated myself to some new TOMS (can't wait for them to get here!) I got these. They look much better in person and I needed some "fall" comfy shoes since my flats are killing my feet. My elephant toms are too "summery" and the gray ones can't go with everything considering most of my wardrobe is brown in the fall/winter. :)

Today, we got a lot done around the house. This morning we slept in and made pumpkin pancakes for breakfast. We love to get in the kitchen together. It's always amusing. We went ahead to "triple coupon" weekend at HT and got our groceries. We only saved $27, but we didn't really have a lot of coupons because there weren't many that fit our needs this time. We even got pumpkin spice lattes on the way out! :) When we got home, daddy came over and helped fix our leaking faucets. We also wrote all of our thank you notes from the shower and from gifts we have received lately. I have cleaned out the hall closet, the pantry and under the sink today. It felt so good to get rid of junk we didn't need. Michael cleaned out the coat closet and he is heading to under his bathroom sink next! You may call it nesting, but if you really know me, you know this is pretty much a monthly project in our house... "clean sh** out." LOL. We REALLY need to take on the attic. Yikes! Just don't go up there. Now, I am being lazy and watching Disney channel. I can't believe I will be 35 weeks on Tuesday! That's just 2 weeks away from being full term! I would like to brag for a minute and say that I wore my skinny jeans and an old tank top today with my boots. None of them were maternity, but they were from last fall! Yes, I was thrilled about this. Granted, the skinny jeans were a bit big before, it is still nice to have some more clothes to wear since it was 58 degrees today!


It looks like a torpedo sticking out of my belly! Lol. I'll stop typing now because I can't sit at this computer anymore. Time to finish The Wizards of Waverly Place movie... I'll always be a kid at heart! :)

I'd like to leave you with THIS to make you laugh...


~let go laughing.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

34 weeks!



Size of baby: about 4 and 3/4 lbs and over 18 inches long (average size of a baby at this point)
How Far Along: 34 weeks !!!
What's your guess on her arrival???
Total Weight Gain: 24 lbs - didn't gain this week... the lamaze video we started last night says "weight stabilization" is a sign that she is coming soon! YIKES!
Maternity Clothes: just bought a dress to wear to sean and tai's wedding! I also got a couple of cute, long, fall tops that i will be able to wear without the baby bump too!
Gender: it's a GIRL!! Riley Quinn
Movement: still all the time. no. seriously. all. the. time.
Sleep: AMAZING this week!
What I miss: idk.
Cravings: none
Symptoms: my back has been sore in the last week as well as the top of my ribs. ready to meet my little girl!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

33 weeks!





How Far Along: 33 weeks !!!! SO EXCITED!
What's your guess on her arrival???
Size of baby: about 4 lbs and over 17 inches long (average size of a baby at this point)
Total Weight Gain: 24 to 25 lbs
Maternity Clothes: still a little of both -
Gender: it's a GIRL!! Riley Quinn
Movement: still all the time. no. seriously. all. the. time.
Sleep: pretty good this week
What I miss: my fall clothes
Cravings: none
Symptoms: i've had some more charlie horses this week and some BHX contractions
Best Moment this week: everyone at the beach feeling and seeing our baby girl move

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Labor Day Weekend

[32 weeks and 5 days]

We are spending our very last weekend away without Riley girl being with us. I am almost 33 weeks pregnant, so I will not be traveling far from home after tomorrow. It is pretty exciting and very scary at the same time! I'm still not a fan of the whole process of Riley entering the world! :) We've had a great weekend. Tyler and Andrew are here and Amanda and her bf Trip came to spend the weekend with everyone too. It's been so nice! Katelyn and Courtney and their family are down, Tai and Sean, my in-laws and most of the rest of the island crowd! It's been so great! Friday night mom had dinner ready when we got here. The traffic wasn't horrible. There was a wreck that backed up 40 right where we got on, but after that we were pretty smooth sailing. Yesterday, Michael and I started the day with an early morning bike ride in the cool [almost] fall morning weather. We spent some time on the beach with Katelyn and her family. Then we joined the crowd back at the house for lunch and corn hole. We seemed to play corn hole and hang out in the back yard until dinner time. We had our first cookout at our new place. Doug and dad cooked on the grills and there were about 30 people here. Then, we joined my in-laws to watch some football at their house with their guests. It was a super fun night! Today was awesome. Michael and I rode our bikes again to start our morning. It is still very nice and cool out at 7:30. It was lovely. Then we had breakfast at mom and dads. Blueberry pancakes, chocolate chip pancakes, pecan pancakes, bacon and sausage! Then we packed everything up and were on the beach before 11. We came in at 5pm! It was a PERFECT day on the beach. I spent a lot of time in the ocean and it was nice. Tyler, Michael and Andrew kept me on the float. It was pretty entertaining to watch when a huge wave knocked me off and the three of them had to help get my big ol' pregnant belly back onto it! It was a blast though. Tonight after dinner we are making homemade ice cream and everyone on the block is joining us. Not sure what the plan for tomorrow is yet, but I am sure we will make the best out of it! It's hard to believe in a few short weeks our baby girl will be here! We cannot wait to get her down here! She's already spoiled rotten. Every time someone comes over, they bring her a present. She's one lucky little lady and I am SO in love already.

Happy Labor day y'all! No more white, ladies. ;)