Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Mother's Day 2015

I am so sorry I have been slack about updating this blog lately. It's not because I don't think about it, I just am so tired at the end of the day- this is the thing that just doesn't get done. 

But I did want to make sure this post got done somewhere!!!  Mother's Day last weekend was such a wonderful day for me. I tend to get so sentimental and emotional being pregnant these days, the beauty of the day weighed heavily on me. The most beautiful baby girl in the world is MINE- as she calls me Mommy and I have the most amazing miracle fluttering and kicking around in my tummy. How could I ever ask for more?!?!

We had a beautiful weekend, and then on Sunday, actual Mother's Day we had Aunt Gloria, Uncle Andy, cousins Heather and Drew and my Mom all over for a cookout on our new deck!!! The weather was perfection!!!!  Here is a picture is me and Chloe and of course my precious momma!!!!

It was such a wonderful day!!!  My Sweetness took Chloe shoping the day before and they picked out for me the most beautiful gift.  A Willow Tree sculpture of an expectant mother!!! It just made my heart melt and reading the cards from the both of them was so touching!!!  I am such a blessed woman. They have been sitting on our mantle in the living room since I got them but I think the sculpture will probably live on a shelf in Jacob's room...... It is aptly called "Awaiting a Miracle".  

I will always cherish this time of being pregnant, and I thought it was such a wonderfully thoughtful gift of my sweet husband!!!  I just adore him!!!

Here is one of my favorite pictures from the day....

I have a fantastic app on my phone that allows me to decorate pictures that I take with words and stickers etc and I post them on Facebook etc. I love pictures!!!!  

And one more of my sweet little angel......
The night before, she and I had a mommy- daughter spa evening. We took a shower together and then I let her use my special "coconut" lotion that she loves the smell of so much, and we covered ourselves in it and then dried our hair together and put on our jammies.   We then painted our toes the same color and she thought that was the neatest thing, having her little toes match her Mommy!!!  The next day when I was taking the above picture, she said "Mommy, be sure my pink toes are in the picture too!!"  It just cracked me up!!!  Good memories!!!

The pregnancy is going along great. I can't believe I will be 23 weeks tomorrow!!!!   We are so close to viability day and knowing he has a chance to survive outside the womb should
any early labor happen although I don't see or anticipate that happening!!  I have still been so sick. This past Monday night I had to go to the ER again to get IV fluids and IV Zofran to stop the vicious vomiting cycle I was on for about 4 days for some reason.  I was very dehydrated and was having contractions due to the dehydration so it was a necessary thing but they took great care of me there and I even got to see my OBGYN, Dr Wright!!!!   She happened to be on call that night for the hospital. I don't see her regularly anymore because she referred all of my prenatal care to the maternal fetal medicine group bc I am so high risk for many reasons, but she has been my doctor for over 14 years and I love her!!! She was very happy to see the pregnancy was perfect and he was healthy and spunky as ever!!  

I will post again tomorrow with the past 3 weeks of belly shots since I fell behind in posting them.  I really have a belly now and am definitely feeling PREGNANT!!!  It really is a glorious feeling!!! 

But it was a wonderful Mother's Day for 2015, and I have so many beautiful reasons to celebrate being a mother this year!!  

Monday, May 4, 2015

1/2 way there!!!!

I have been seriously neglecting updating this blog, but not because I haven't thought about it. I started back to work and my goodness I am so busy and SO TIRED!!! Pregnancy is so hard on my old body and then workin full time makes me totally spent by the end of the day. 

But things are going really well on this journey to our sweet Jacob!!!  Last Thursday, I officially hit the 20 week (1/2 way) mark!!!!!  

It is so hard to believe that we are already  1/2 way through!!! It seems like it has flown by in many aspects, but also creeping by in others.  I am still nauseated pretty much 24/7, but have very few bouts of actual vomiting anymore which I am so thankful for!  

Because I didn't do a post at 19 weeks, I am including both my 19 and 20 week bump pictures on this post...... So here they are!!!!!

For the first time I think I finally am seeing a difference in the bump pictures!!  It looks like I finally popped at 20 weeks!!  The most exciting thing that has happened is that I finally feel sweet baby moving around!!! At first I wasn't sure if that was really it, but I gently pushed in on my far right side and he sure did push right back! It was such a surreal moment!  That happened on the exact day I was 19 weeks along, April 23rd. Now at 20 weeks and 3 days, he is moving everywhere. Even as I sit here and type this, he is kicking all around!  What a glorious feeling I never thought I would ever get a chance to experience. I am just so humbled and so grateful for this gift!!!!

In other news, we have just about got Jacob's room completed. The last finishing touches I purchased this past weekend when out shopping with Sweetness. We found the perfect frames for the pictures I ordered on Etsy to go over his crib. So we just need to get those hung up and then I will take pictures and do a post on here to show you guys how adorable it all turned out!!!  It really is my favorite room in the house right now!!

But not to leave out my sweet Chloe, we have also redone her room and rearranged it as well. In fact just yesterday I ordered her new twin bed from Pottery Barn Kids, after we spent most of Saturday looking in every furniture store around our house and no cute white wood twin beds were to be found!!!  We could not believe how hard it was to find one that we liked!  Here is a picture of the bed we ordered for her........

And then we ordered this amazing bedding set from Pottery Barn Kids as well.  I got this gorgeous ruffle quilt, pillow shams and adorable matching mermaid sheets to complete her new bedroom's look!!!

Don't you just LOVE these colors?!?!?  I saw it and HAD to have it for my girl. I thought it was cute and sweet but not overly babyish and will be a good set to carry her well into her childhood years!!  I have always wanted to get her a Pottery Barn Kids bedroom but never would spend the money, but I finally caved in and just did it, with the help of some coupons, and got what I really wanted and I am so happy I did!!!  The bedding is amazing in person!!!!  I'll snap a few pictures and post them once we get her bed and get it all set up next week!!!!  I can't wait!!!

But that is about all the news for now.  I am enjoying my new job, out and about meeting new people each day and getting out of the house!!!  It's also nice to have spending money now to get cute things for my precious little children and to begin our savings account again!!!   

Sweetness has been so wonderful, as he always is, while I have been out of work and so sick in the beginning of this pregnancy. He really does treat me like a queen, waiting on me hand and foot while taking amazing care of Chloe in the evenings when I need to rest, all the while working 40+ hours a week!!  I am so blessed in this life to share it with this man I love so much and loves us so much!!!