Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Week 29

I am 29 weeks pregnant! I had my 2 week check up this morning and everything is good. These 2 week check-ins are a breeze. Pee in a cup, weigh in, blood pressure, baby's heartbeat, measure my belly, ask any questions-done! I gave her my chart of all of my glucose numbers and they were good :) BUT of course she wants to continue to monitor just to make sure nothing changes. Grrr She did at least say to just take my fasting number in the morning and my after dinner number. That is a lot better than the 4 times a day of pricking I was doing, so I guess I'll take it.

I crack up because every time at my appointment when the nurse goes to check Easton's heartbeat he tries to move away from her wand the best he can and my stomach just starts moving all over the place. Overall, it has been another good week, and we are one week closer to him being here! ♥

*Baby is the size of a squash*
Baby’s energy is surging, thanks to the formation of white fat deposits beneath the skin. (Have those kicks and jabs to the ribs tipped you off yet?) Baby is also settling into sleep and waking cycles, though -- as you’ve also probably noticed -- they don’t necessarily coincide with your own. Also this month, all five senses are finally functional, and the brain and nervous system are going through major developments

Oh and PS...crib and bedding are ready to go! Cosmo approves :) She will go under the crib and sleep. I love it.

Easton's First concert :)

Last night was a fun night with my family. For my dad's birthday Drake and I got him his ticket to see the Psychedelic Furs. It was one of his favorite bands from the 80s, and most of their songs I know from our old home videos. :) My dad filmed us all the time when we were little (now you know where my obsession for capturing life comes from) and then he would put music over the video...many times this was a song by the Psychedelic Furs. So for me, hearing their music takes me back to my childhood.

We all met at Buffalo Wild Wings for dinner before heading downtown...

before the concert, we stopped by "Play" and had fun with some ski ball and basketball...

and then it was off to the concert. It was a standing room only, but my brother and Rose got me a chair when we first got there from one of the security guys since I am pregnant :) It was the first time I have used my pregnancy to get I need to milk this these last couple of months. Oh the possibilities! haha It was nice to see my dad have a night off of work and bobbing his head to the music. Easton was bobbing his head in my belly too. :) It was a good night.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Another week down

Well, another week is gone for summer break. It is going great! I know it will fly by, but so far it has been awesome to be off. Yesterday we got our crib and changing table and put it together. I love it :) It is the only thing done in the nursery so far, but is a start.

Today we went to the mall and ended up unexpectedly getting registered at Dillards for all of Easton's clothes. Drake was so excited. We registered for a bunch of under armour, polo, and hurley newborn and baby clothes. They even had newborn sperrys :) After that we grabbed lunch, hung out in the pool, and stopped by my parents. My mom found my newborn picture from the hospital :) Drake's mom brought his when she came to visit one time, so now I have the two to look at and wonder what Easton will look like.

This is me...

and this is Drake ♥ haha He is mad about something
I morphed those pictures on a website and this is what it thinks he will look like.

I have too much fun with random crap. Anyways, just checking in for the evening. Have a great week! :)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Girl's Night

Last night we had a girl's night planned to go eat dinner together at Fish House. It was so good! I had a crab claw appetizer and cheese grits :) It was so nice to just sit and chit chat with my girls for hours while the sun went down, sitting at our table by the water. So pretty.

Don't feel bad about the husbands, they went and had boy time. This is the picture they sent us while we were at dinner. :)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Vivian and Vet Visits

This morning I watched Vivian while her momma ran some errands. We played with her sidewalk chalk, played soccer, read books, and ate lunch.

We had fun :) Now I am waiting for 3:00 to roll around so I can go pick my baby up from the vet. Ever since we adopted her she has had bad teeth, so we finally bit the bullet and had them do a deep cleaning and teeth treatment. She had to have 3 teeth pulled :( Poor kid. I know she will be loopy the rest of the day and it is raining now, so I think I will cuddle up with her and love on her this afternoon. I know some of you are laughing at how ridiculous I am about her...but I was the one who took her in this morning because guess who did not want to have to drop her off because they felt so bad?! haha

Happy Thursday! ♥

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

quick trip

Last night when Drake got off we headed over to Destin for the evening to meet up with Bryant and Abbi for dinner. Abbi was my roommate at Georgia Golf Camp back in 8th grade! :) We remained friends through the years and would always see each other at golf tournaments in college when she was playing for Georgia and I was playing for LSU. They now live in Georgia, but were down this way on vacation so we met up at the Boathouse Oyster Bar for dinner and walked around the pier area before heading back home. It was so nice to meet her husband and reminisce about our golfing days. :)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Week 28

Hello third trimester! I am starting to have more and more moments of worry thinking about if I am prepared for Easton getting here now that we are in the home stretch. I feel like I get so excited and read all about what he is doing in my belly and preparing for labor...but once he's here...oh crap, then what do I do?! :) I am so thankful that he is due right after summer break, I have no work for 2 months and can get everything in order so that I feel ready and confident for his arrival.

This week Easton had hiccups for the first time which was really interesting to feel. :) I started pricking my fingers Saturday 4 times a day. :( The first one was the worst! It took me about 20 minutes to work myself up to doing the stupid thing. If someone could have pressed the button for me it would have been ok. I have pricked about 16 times now and I think 4 of those were in the grey area. So, I am interested to see how all of my numbers are interpreted at my appointment next Wednesday. Let's see...that means 11 days of pricking at 4 times a day=44 pricks. Blah

I am starting to get really excited about showers this summer. My mom is throwing one and Jenn is throwing one for me. I can't wait. I ordered Easton's bedding set today. I started to worry about it not being available anymore by the time the showers get here, so I went ahead and got it. :) Hmmm what else? I am still feeling good...still congested and have heartburn. My hands will get tingly and puffy when I workout and get too hot. But still smooth sailing overall. I cannot believe I am now in my last trimester! ♥

*Baby is the size of a head of lettuce*
Your baby is settling into the proper position for birth, with his head facing downward (toward your body's nearest exit!). Your little work in progress is now about 2.5 pounds and almost 16 inches long. He's busy adding new skills such as blinking to an already impressive repertoire of tricks like coughing, sucking, hiccuping, and taking practice breaths. Your baby's sleep now includes the REM (rapid eye movement) phase — and that means he could be dreaming already (what do you suppose he's dreaming about?).

Monday, June 20, 2011

We got it!

So excited about my new mom car :)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day

Happy Father's Day! This morning we took Cosmo to the dog park to chase her squirrels. Cosmo made sure to give Drake a card for being such a good daddy. :)

After she had slobber dripping from her tongue and could chase no more, we started to head home but made a pit stop at petsmart for a new collar. Of course we took Cosmo to the toy aisle to pick out a toy. Spoiled girl. She better enjoy it, in a few months she will be taking a backseat to the attention. :)

Then it was time to head to my parent's house. We hung out there all afternoon, watching baseball and hanging out. We had some watermelon cake for Father's Day :)

AND guess who just got in town?! :) So excited! We had a trust club meeting and played school.
Now I am off to do a has been a good weekend. :)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Here comes the bride

Today was a good day...I did some things around the house since I didn't have a car to go anywhere. :) Cleaned a little, took care of bills, did a workout, and got in the pool. After that I headed to my cousin Taylor's was a beautiful ceremony. At the reception when they did the groom and mother dance I couldn't help but get a little teary eyed thinking about one day that will be me and Easton. I can't wait to start making memories with my boy ♥ Overall the wedding was nice and I was able to get some entertainment watching my parents and grandma bust a move! :) Well, I am off...tomorrow Drake doesn't work so I am excited! Have a great night.


The past few days have been good around here. I sold my car yesterday :) We plan on going Monday to get the SUV I have been looking at lately. So excited to have my little mom SUV haha During the day I continue to try and take care of as many errands and things that need to be done while Drake is working and then enjoy my evening time with him. Last night my family met up at Georgios to eat, my uncle came in town for the weekend for my cousin's wedding. Here is my dad and mom...

My uncle Johnny, Rose, Kyle, and my grandma

the coolest people at the table :)

ha they are definitely brothers

Love my family ♥

Yay for Saturday! Go make it a great day!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

the good and the bad appointment yesterday went good. Good weight, blood pressure, Easton's heart rate was good, and I was measuring at 27 weeks. Then today I got called by the nurse (I knew when that number popped up that is never a good sign) and she said that my glucose level after 1 hour was good but my glucose level after 2 hours was a little high. So now I have to go pick up a lovely machine and prick my finger 4 times a day and keep track of my numbers until my next appointment. I am just bummed and a little ticked off at my body. Ugh I know things could be a lot worse so I need to just suck it up and hopefully monitoring it goes ok and I can stop pricking after 2 weeks. I guess I am annoyed also at the fact that everyone I have heard of doing the glucose test does a 1 hour test and if you fail you go back...well according to my 1 hour I am good...but Noooo I had to do the 2 hour. Blah

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Week 27

Things are still going great for me and baby E :) Since last week I had my glucose test and should find out my results in the next couple days. I also have an appointment tomorrow morning for my 4 week check-up. After tomorrow I will start going in every 2 weeks. That seems crazy that I will start doing that...because I am about to be in my last trimester?! Crazy. I am loving wearing summer dresses right now, they are so comfy! I think that's it for today...short and sweet. Have a great day! ♥

*Baby is now the size of a Cauliflower*
So what are your baby’s stats this week (which, coincidentally, is the end of the second trimester)? Fifteen inches — more than a foot long — and triple (or even quadruple) what it was in week 12. His weight is creeping up the charts as well, coming in at just over two pounds. More big news: Your baby may recognize your voice by now, so feel free to serenade your belly (start learning those lullabies!).

Bands on the Beach

Today was a great start to my summer break. I hope to squeeze as much fun and productivity into the next 2 months as I can. This morning I got up and started tackling the laundry and our closet. I want to take one room at a time and just clean the heck out of it...dust, wipe down the baseboards...all the crap that never gets done. So I did that most of the day and then I went to bands on the beach this evening with Drake and my mom. It was nice. Sitting at the beach while the sun is going down and listening to a Beatles tribute band. Day 1 of summer=success. :)