Wednesday, November 23, 2011

32 Weeks

Well, we have 8 weeks left and 5 weeks until our Little Miss is considered full term! Wow!

Things are going great, however the anxiousness has began to set in. I am not hating pregnancy and it hasn't been difficult, but I am just ready to meet our precious daughter! I cannot wait to hold her in my arms and fall in love with her. I don't believe that these next 8 weeks can go by fast enough....but Im sure the holidays will help! (oh and the food too)

Not much new other than I graze past people and objects with my belly more and more each being one of them when my belly grazed past my boss as we were trying to pass by each other (obviously it was a tighter fit than normal but the belly didn't help).

Sleeping (or lack there of) is getting interesting with up to 3 bathroom runs in the middle of the night and some pretty funny and crazy dreams! Apparently my Little Miss came out a boy and was already a toddler when born...lets just say I woke up a little out of sorts after that one! So Im guessing that is what is making me more fatigued during the day...all in preparation of my future to come ;)

My niece, Sam, likes to poke my baby (aka. poking my belly)...her exact words being "I just poked your baby!" And she also says "Auntie Missy you are getting BIG!!!" Haha! Well from her point of view (she is only 3 and stands under my belly) it would definitely look huge and no wonder she told me that Im going to be as big as a house! She also drew a picture of our family and I apparently took up one whole page...I just love that kid! She makes me laugh...

Other than that our Little Miss is growing and moving like crazy...sometimes I think she is doing gymnastics in there (just like her mama!).

So with Thanksgiving being tomorrow, I am thankful for our little bundle of joy growing in my belly! And of course my family and friends too....soooo much to be thankful for this year!

Here's an updated bump pic...

Have a great Thanksgiving!!! Eat lots of turkey!!! 
Gobble! Gobble!

Friday, November 18, 2011

So Much To Be Thankful For - Friendsgiving

So this year marked the 4th Annual Friendsgiving.

My hubby and his two roomies started it 4 years ago when they lived at our house and we have carried it on since we have been married. It is a great night filled with food, games, relaxation and of course great friends! Each year it seems to grow and this year we had around 34 of our friends come and join in on the fun. Everyone brings a side dish of some sort and Todd makes his wonderful turkeys each year.

This year was a fun year and it seems to just get better each year. With it supposed to have rained that day, we decided to do most of the setup inside. Normally we set it up in our backyard considering that we don't have the biggest house for an indoor party, but it was really nice inside and super cozy! And of course, the rain didn't amount to much...oh well, you can never be too prepared..right?

We had soooo much yummy food from tri-tip (ahh-mazing! Thanks Greg!) to mac-n-cheese to an amazing queso dip made on a dutch oven in our fire pit! It is always fun to see what people come up with to bring.

Each year we walk away with so many great memories and realize what great friends we have. Each one of them holds a special place in my heart and I am so thankful to have friends to be able to do such fun things with and such a tight-knit group to go to. Our friends are like a big family...we may not all see each other regularly, but when we do we can always be guaranteed a good time with great memories. I love you all!

So here are some fun pics of our amazing Friendsgiving!

The Dessert Table

 Smores Pops, Cherry Pie Pops and...

 The Drink and Appetizer Table

 The Table Setup...
Had so much fun with the wood pieces from my Father-in-law

Daryl making his YUMMY potatoes in the Dutch Oven

A good game of Cornhole

Some of the Men Chillaxin'

Some of us girls at Friendsgiving 

Can't wait till next year!!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Week 28 and 29- The Good. The Awkward. The Ugly.

So tomorrow is officially week 29! Wow...only 11 more weeks till we meet our little girl! 

The belly continues to grow daily...I wake up each morning and it feels bigger than the day before, but she is also moving soooo much more. She isn't just punching and kicking in there now...she is now doing somersaults and you can see the whole movement on the outside. Such an amazing thing!

I am in the third trimester and continue to feel great. 

The Good...
1. Her movements are so much bigger and more often and Darin has FINALLY gotten to feel and see them.

2. Her room is starting to come together. We got the dresser/hutch and the rest of the furniture. Now we just have to finish the closet and wait for the bedding to arrive. I can't wait to see the finished product!

3. My sweats...still. Yes I am still in love with my sweats! I am thankful everyday that I have a job in which I wear workout clothes to work. Although, I would love to get all cute and dressed up at times, I am more grateful to be able to be so comfy all day long.

4. The Artisan Bacon and Gouda breakfast sandwich from has officially become something I have to have every few days...Thank you Robin for getting me hooked!

The Awkward....
1. My belly button. Don't fret, it is still and "innie" at this point, but boy oh boy is it sensitive. I get up in the middle of the night and the morning and it just hurts.

2. Having those days where I feel "small" and then walking past a window and looking at myself (because as girls we all do this...especially if the window is more like a mirror) and seeing how I am not "small." I blame it more on the window distorting my figure. 

3. Her movements in my belly that feel more like a muscle cramp...she must be dragging those little fists and feet across my stretched tummy muscles. 

The Ugly...
1. Darin's head. I don't mean his head as in his face...I love that face and think it is such a cute one! One that I love to kiss. But as in the top of his head. He cut it open and we had to spend last Friday night in the ER for him to get 4 staples in it. But it looks a lot better than it did. And while waiting in the ER for a few hours he finally got to see our little lady move after Mama ate some Cheese Its. (By the way she apparently love Cheese Its...she moves like crazy when I eat them. But then again who and what kid doesn't?)

28 Weeks ;)

Darin's head in the ER