Monday, October 31, 2011

38 weeks

38 weeks n' counting..
Mommy +25 pounds (Mrs. Chub)
Baby + 6.5 pounds. (Ms. lets-kick-mom-as-much-as-possible)
  Supposedly baby is the size of a watermelon roughly 19-22 inches.
We have another checkup visit tomorrow, so I'm hoping the Doc will give us some good news as when to expect her here. Last time I went I was 1cm and 50% effaced. 
My fingers are crossed to be at least 2cm and  75% effaced. 
I know wishful thinking on my part.. 
I'm just so anxious!
I've been eating grapes like it's my job, and goodness I love me some pineapples. 
I do however have a confession... 
I most definitely stuffed my face with these last week.

In Boston, there's a Dunkin Donuts on what seems like every corner. No joke.
You know how they say America runs on Dunkin?.. 
Well Virginia, sure doesn't agree.
The closest one is 45 minutes away, & about 4 minutes from the hospital where i'll be delivering.. 
We have it all figured out :)
My favorite of favorites is the strawberry frosted with sprinkles, but like I said VA is not like Boston.
The Boston one's are so much more flavorful.
  And they put more frosting, and have sprinkles on top!
I got 3 for myself, and 3 of the hubby's favorite.
I gotta admit, I felt really guilty after eating 2 before we made it home.
And I totally checked how many calories are in each..

280 calories PER donut. 
Ridiculous, but oh so good.

Now I get to stuff my face with halloween candy! I wish I could go trick or treating. 
Wouldn't it be a cool story?!
Ps: My rocking chair is almost done..

Monday, October 24, 2011

Exercise & predictions

"Chessie Trail"
 Saturday morning I went to a kickboxing class.
I've been feeling really guilty having a gym membership and not putting it to good use.
I need to get in shape quick.
Halfway through the class I had to sit down though. I don't know if it was the loud music or just seeing everyone else's reflection in the mirror, but I started getting a little light-headed.
I sat on a bouncy ball and just lifted weights while watching the rest go on without me. 
I had to do something!! 
Sunday after church, the hubby and I went on 3 mile walk. 
A friend told me that she walked with her husband at the very end and her baby boy was born a couple of weeks early.
We're kind of hoping for the same results....
I know that's probably not the best way to go, but we both just want our little girl here.
She's a stubborn little one and is being really picky with her "birthdays" already.
Ironically the trail we walked, was the same that Katie and I usually ran before the pregnancy, and the one that I attempted to run with Tyler the day we found out I was pregnant.
We have a checkup appointment tomorrow (they've become weekly now), so I'm hoping the Dr. will give us some good news or at least an estimation on when to expect her.
(Other than the actual due date).. 
I think between November 11-13 {1 week early}
Tyler thinks between November 23-25th {1 week late}
Do you guys have any guesses/ predictions for when she's coming?!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Awkward & Awesome Friday

We got our maternity pictures back!!
Can I just say how great of a photographer Brinn is? She's a genius.
Here's some more of the beauty she captured last weekend of our little family.

I love how they turned out.
We already have a newborn shoot scheduled when baby arrives.
I'm not feeling so good today, so I'll try to blog about the rest of the awesome/awkward-ness tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Random picture for random facts..

{(Random oldie) from back in 08'}

Today's post is 5 random facts about me:
1. I have a strange way of eating Twix and Milky Way. I always eat the bottom cookie part of the twix first and leave the caramel for last. Same with the milky-way. I eat the bottom chocolately part, then the sides, and leave the caramel for last. It seriously drives Tyler crazy because by the time I get to the "best part" there's melted chocolate all over my fingers and face. Gotta savor the caramel to the max. LOVE IT!
2. I sweep my house anywhere between 2-3 times a day. Honest to goodness. It seems like a lot, but I feel like every time we step out or open the door for anything there's stuff on the ground.
3. My nails have to be painted the same color as my toes. And man do I hate it when they chip, because then I just sit there picking at them  making the situation a whole lot worse.
 4. I don't remember the last time my hair was it's natural color. Sad.
5. I would rather pluck nose hairs than do math homework sometimes. None of which is happening right now.

how about you guys? Any random facts you'd like to share?

ps: I am making our blog private this weekend. So leave me a comment with your email for an invite if you want to continue reading the blog. I think followers will still be allowed to find us. We know none of you are creepers, but we just want to protect the privacy of our home especially when baby comes. Plus the goods need to be saved for family and friends only. 

Monday, October 17, 2011

Baby shower

On Saturday, this lovely lady threw me a baby-shower.
I only have a few pictures to show for it right now, (Thanks Angela)..
  there was tons of food, games, and the decorations were super cute.
I am so lucky to have these gorgeous ladies as friends.
Katie B. & I
Rach & I
It's always fun just getting the girls together and sharing some laughs.
I'm so glad I have them around to share this happy occasion of our lives with.
Plus, I'll have tons of extra hands to help me when Ms. Mia comes.
We're all very anxious to meet the little pumpkin'.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Maternity Photoshoot

Yesterday was awesome and awkward Friday and I missed it.
Here's why.....

We had our maternity photoshoot yesterday! 
Brinn did such an amazing job!
It was so cold, and super windy and she made it all work.
I love the pictures and can't wait to see the whole shoot.
Go get a sneak peak at her site and tell me what you think!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Awkward and Awesome Friday

- My math professor saying "There's only one student in this class who has the excuse to be absent, and that's only because she's still growing" GEEZ, thanks.. I feel so priviledged.
-My ditsy pregnant mind. I don't know how some women function like this.
-Accidentally dropping things on the floor. Attempting to bend over and get it myself is obviously not happening right now, resulting in my friend in anatomy class having to pick up my pen of the floor. TWICE this week. "Oh Debbie hold on to your pens tighter" is probably what she's thinking when she sees me.
 -The wipe clutch that I tried making baby. Epic fail. (The pictures are little for a reason)
-Excusing my self every class to go pee. Bladder control yourself.
-Already eating most of the Halloween candy we bought for the trick or treaters. I told hubby maybe we shouldn't get it so early. Next time he'll listen... :)

-The beautiful fabric bundle I bought for $5!! Woo' go hubby and his amazing eyes for scanning through the clearance section with me.
-Mom's 2 mom's last night. Holy cow I haven't laughed that much in a while. I love getting together with those ladies. They're for sure awesome.
-Pineapples. Can't get enough of them.
-This scarf that I made with Katie last night from the cheap fabric I bought! Now we'll have to come up with more projects to use it for. ( I'm in love with the turquoise color)
-The hypnosis birth reading I'm gonna try to master by the time baby comes.. Thanks Mackenzie!
-The chocolate party I'm attending tonight.
-The crafts I will finally show off tomorrow.
- Either baby and I share a love for Ms. Leona Lewis or her kicking me is to tell me "mom, please stop singing".. I'll never know for sure.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Along came a spider..

We had such a good/ relaxing weekend.
We were able to watch General Conference from home, and have my mom over for lunch. 
My favorite two talks were brother Anderson's talk this one,
and Sister Dalton's this one
I especially love that there is always a little piece of conference that seems to speak to each one of us individually.
Although the weekend was great, the week has already started out hectic.
School is kicki' my butt right now.
We had an anatomy test today on the 206 bones. 
Their function, and what it articulates with, the joint and so much more information.
My brain is tired.
I have been working on a couple of crafts here and there and plan on showing them off soon.
But as for now, I'm trying to get the house Halloween-ish.
I found this cute printable, from the House of Smiths.
She used a black frame which made it pop even more, but I used what I had on hand.

There's a bunch of other little crafts I want to work on..
I just need it to be the weekend again. :)