September 24, 2012

Girls Getaway

It has been hard to get back in the swing of things since getting back from the beach. I went with two other gals to soak up the sun, eat way too much seafood, think about all the fruity drinks I would have if I weren't pregnant and relax. Which is exactly what we did.

Waking up on the beach and laying there all day was just what the doctor ordered. It was a little piece of heaven.

And like any good girls trip - it involved power shopping. Not just shopping, but power shopping. The kind that brings on a sweat, swollen feet and ankles (me), blisters and the fierce need to give someone your money in return for something I likely didn't need - and in this case - something Harlow likely didn't need either. Stephanie. Kristin. Marianne. Three girls who should not be allowed to shop together, much less power shop out of town, away from our husbands, with vacation money burning a hole in our oversized purses. It was awesome. And of course now it is going to be an annual occasion.

And let's not forget the laughter. I haven't laughed that hard in a VERY long time.  Needless to say it was the perfect getaway with the perfect trio.

Sadly this is the only time we all three got behind the camera. Don't mind my swollen ankles, legs, face, fingers, toes... well you get the point... 
Our view....

23 Weeks Bump... Don't worry I decided to spare you my bikini-clad swollen pregnant bod :)

I can't wait until next year! 


September 5, 2012

22 Weeks Bump & Wedding Album

This week I am 22 weeks and feeling pregnant - in a good way :) People in public definitely notice and ask when she is due, which is fun! I can see how this will not be fun after little Harlow is here and I still just look pregnant - which I hear happens all of the time - but for now I am soaking it all in :)

My 22 week check up went great and she is measuring right where she should be and all looked good, including all of my tests from the last appointment. It is very calming to hear the Doc tell you everything looks great.

p.s. please ignore the bed that isn't made and the wrinkled dust ruffle. It's new and I haven't felt like steaming it and was hoping the wrinkles would fall out on their own. looks like maybe I misjudged that... As for the bed I have no excuses there, except that as time goes by I see fewer and fewer reasons for making it. I get right back in it every night.... Regardless, it will all have to wait because I am off to the beach!!!

But before I go - I wanted to share our wedding album! It came in a couple of weeks ago, but I have been so busy that I hadn't been able to swing by and pick it up. Michael was sweet enough to go by and grab it show up with it one night after work last week. I realize we have already celebrated our 2nd anniversary this past March and to some of you it may be odd that I am just now getting my album... We kept saying for months after the wedding we needed to choose our photos and order it from our photographer, Bludoor Studios, but we kept putting it off, or forgetting... Finally, two years after our wedding we chose our photos and submitted them. It was a pleasant surprise when we got the call that it had arrived and was well worth the wait! It is absolutely beautiful and a nice reminder of a perfect day - March 20th, 2010!


21 Weeks

I can't believe how fast time is flying by... Harlow will be here before we know it! Today I am 22 weeks pregnant - and a week behind on blog updates. I am definitely feeling and looking pregnant this week. I felt Harlow move for the first time last week! Within a couple of days I could see my belly moving as she moves around inside of me. It is the coolest, craziest, wildest -- really there are no words to describe it. Whatever it is, it is completely awesome and I am a huge fan!

21 Weeks

How far along? 21 Weeks

Total weight gain: Not too sure... I have a check up tomorrow so I will know better then. All I know is I am definitely ahead. But trying very hard to eat healthier than I was in the beginning. 

Maternity clothes?: I have reached the point where only clothes that are stretchy or were too big for me are fitting. I feel like I am down to one of everything that fits and is comfortable. I feel like I wear the same thing over and over, but I really hate to spend a bunch of money on clothes I can only wear for a few months. It's slim pickins' in the morning when I get ready for work, that's for sure. 

Stretch marks? No...  

Best moment this week: Feeling Harlow move and kick :) 

Sleep: I actually can't complain lately. I think I have been so exhausted from unpacking every night after work that I can't help but sleep good. 

Miss Anything?: Fitting into my clothes :( As wonderful as being pregnant is and feels and looks - I mean I am totally in awe of this belly I am growing --  I do miss skinny jeans. At this point it is hard to imagine a day when I will ever want to wear skinny jeans again.

Movement: YES!!!! 

Food cravings: Salad and Potbelly oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are still high on the list. Lucky for me Michael is a fan of Potbelly and likes their salads and cookies too.  I am still loving watermelon too! 

Belly Button In or Out:  In, but it wont be long...

Symptoms: I had a few HANGRY outbursts this week, but nothing out of the ordinary. 

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy :) (Except for those minor hangry outbursts)

Looking forward to: Destin!!! Thursday morning I am meeting two gals in Destin for a few days of relaxation on the beach. I can't wait!!  I am also looking forward to a few swatch 
samples coming in the mail. I am ready to finalize the fabric for Harlow's crib skirt!

21 Weeks According to Instagram:

1) Michael turned 32! Happy Birthday babe!
2) View from our kitchen table - LOVE our new home! 
3) 21 Weeks Belly Shot
4) One toe down! I am very clumsy these days!
5) Yummy Marinara
6) Pretty Schetti!
7) Send off dinner for Martha before she moves across the pond
8) Pretty soon the bump is going to eclipse the laptop
9) Trying to find the right shade for Harlow's bedding!