Thursday, October 27, 2011

One Question

How come when you're pregnant and whale-like you drop ever.y.thinggggggg?!?!

It could very well be more annoying than the nausea, throwing up {yes, at 36 weeks I am still getting sick} and heartburn.
It's definitely a close call.

And a symptom no one warns you about.

The other day I was at the Dollar Tree and I had about 5 rolls of ribbon....

and guess what?

The pile collapsed and sent every.single.roll every which way down the aisle.

I wanted to cry.

And lay on the floor for a little while I was crawling around picking them up.

But that would've been gross and weird. 

I did pause before picking them up just in case someone would walk by and feel bad for the helpless pregnant woman.

But no one was around {which made it even more tempting not to take a break on the floor}.

So pretty much anything that can be dropped-and requires you to bend your big fat butt over, while making obnoxious grunting noises and consequently taking your breath away making you feel like you just walked a mile- will be dropped.
It's all apart of this pregnancy journey, I suppose....

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Maternity Pics

I only wanted a few maternity pictures and didn't want to spend a lot of money on a photographer,
so I asked my younger sister if she would take them for us. 

When you have a nice camera pretty much anyone can take good pictures. She did do a great job though. much better than I expected! I am so happy with how they turned out! I showed her a bunch of "poses" that I wanted and we went out and she snapped away for about an hour. Then I edited them and voila- they look pretty profesh to me! 

::Next up is our newborn pictures which we did hire a photographer for and I am soooo excited for them!!::

The photo session started out with a very naughty puppy.
We were making our way down to the barn and she slipped out of her collar and ran right into the muddy corral. 
We were livid 
 So she had her fun and we continued with our photos.

 Mr. B hosed her off, she apologized and she was ready for Take 2.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Unique Shower

Mama K {my mother-in-law} lives in Texas and wasn't able to join us for the baby shower. 

She also really wanted to have one of her own, but with the distance it just wasn't something that could happen. 

So instead she sent out invitations to all her friends for a "Card Shower".  
Asking that they "shower" us with gift cards all through out the week. 

Let me tell ya, this has been SO awesome!! 

First of all,  getting real mail every day is exciting in and of itself. 

Add in cards filled with gift cards....does it get any better?!?!

I don't want it to end! 
 It has been so much fun to get something new every day and then head out to Target and get some other essentials {or fun things} for the baby. 

This is my kind of shower- I don't like being the center of attention and having people watch me open the gifts. So this is like win-win-win-win-win.

I'm loving it!!!

{Have I made that clear yet? ;) }

I am so amazed at the generosity of her friends- most of them have never even met us before and they are sending us these sweet cards and gift cards. How nice is that?? They have been such a blessing! 

So if you live far away from family and are looking for something fun and unique to do- this is it!!

Thanks Mama K for thinking of us and putting this together. 
I think it might even be better than Christmas. 
And thanks for having such awesome friends!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Falling in Love

I think it's finally time to blog about my baby shower that was almost 3 weeks ago!

Never mind the intentions I had to blog about our anniversary that was in July or the past 3 weeks of my belly updates! Time is going by so fast and I know it's not going to slow down once Adalyn arrives!

The theme to the shower was "Falling in Love with Adalyn Faith" and we certainly felt the love!

We are so blessed to have such wonderful and supportive people in our lives.

And I'd like to give a shout-out, once again, to Pinterest, for all the yummy recipes and decorating ideas- they were a big hit!

Thanks to everyone who showered us with love! 
Her nursery is almost finished!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Breeched Babe

Life has been very busy the past few weeks!

I still plan on posting some belly updates and photos from my shower,

but this morning my 34 week appointment gave me something else to post about.

My newest obsession.

I asked the Dr. if she could tell the position of little Miss A because there is always something super hard right around my belly button and I couldn't figure out if it was her bum or a foot. 

She felt around for her head down by my pelvis area and found it.

Then felt higher up on my belly and realized that that is her head and by my pelvis is actually her bum.

We made our way to the little ultrasound room and discovered that baby girl is indeed breech. 

Which is good news and bad news.

It's not really ideal.

She does still have time to move.

But to be honest, I was kind of excited.

I would need a c-section {which I am not opposed to anyways}.

It would be on November 14th- which is 11 days earlier than my due date AND 1 day before my birthday. 

And she would be here before Thanksgiving which is what I was really hoping for since my brother, my in-laws and sister-in law will all be visiting that week. 

So I couldn't help but grin as I was leaving because as un-perfect as this plan may be, it would work out pretty perfectly!

If I was to have a c-section I would definitely prefer it to be scheduled. 

I like how the timing works out, that we would have a plan and be prepared. 

I was obsessed with every movement before this news, now I am really obsessed with every movement- wondering if she is making her way down.

I am secretly{except not because I am blogging about it} hoping that she doesn't turn. 

We have been praying she would make her arrival a bit early to be here for the family visits and this may be it!

So I'm trying not to get my hopes up--even though they are-- I am trying to get myself back in the mindset that that is her butt and that she will be arriving in December. 

Just in case.

I googled a little and it seems like everyone is different. 

Some babies turn. 
Some don't.
So we will just have to wait and see!

I'm not going to do an ECV and I'm not planning on doing any special exercises.

Because quite frankly- I like this plan.

And although I don't really want to hear your "baby-turned stories", I kind of do. 


Was your baby breech?

Did you have a c-section?

Did your baby flip in the last few weeks?

My next appointment is in 2 weeks and we will see what her position is! 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Baby Wearing

Since you were all extremely helpful with yesterday's post I decided to do another one today before we go make our returns/purchases this weekend.

The question today is: what baby wearing sling do you prefer?

We registered for the k'tan, I liked that it was really simple and not an overload of fabric.

I am only 5'1 and the Moby Wrap kind of intimidates me with all that fabric! 

Eventually we will buy a more structured baby carrier, like possibly the ergo baby, but I wanted her to be here to be able to truly test them out and see what feels the most comfortable for all 3 of us {unless of course it pops up on baby steals soon then I will snatch it regardless}

So anyways, what's your favorite? 

What did you hate?

Would you choose the Moby over the K'tan?

Thanks again! :)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Baby Monitor

I've been so busy the past week!

The shower  was on Saturday and was wonderful!

We completed our first birthing class yesterday!

And baby is due NEXT month!! 

My Grammie took a majority of the pictures from my shower and she will be giving me the CD of the photos today and I will be posting them sometime this week!

In the meantime, I need some advice on a baby monitor....

we registered for the Angelcare Video monitor 

which retails for almost $300.

So out of the many wonderful things we received this weekend- this item was not one of them. 

Now we are faced with the question do we really want to spend this much money on a monitor??

I know for sure I want a video one, but is the Angelcare mat worth the extra money?

I am a worry wart and know that I will be paranoid about SIDS so I like the idea of the mat, but does it even work??

At the moment, we are also planning on her being in her nursery from day one {Our apartment is small, as is our bedroom- and her room is right across from us so it just made more sense to have her there}. 

And yes, it makes me sad to already think about her sleeping in there. 

So anyways, do you have the Angelcare? Is it worth it?

What monitor do you have? 

What monitor did you hate?


Should we just do the Summer Infant Best View for $200??

Any advice is greatly appreciated! {When asked....which I I appreciate it :) }