I’ve been dealing with a nasty head cold this week, and it has not been fun! Mix my congestion in with the fact that my daughter basically lives in my ribs and on my lungs, I haven’t quite been a ray of sunshine. ESPECIALLY at night. My doctor told me to try taking some Benadryl to get some sleep and feel better, and let me tell you: It helped me sleep….However, it made me SO. MEAN. I am mean. Every time I woke up to pee during the night and I came back to bed, I felt the need to shove Shane out of the way, rip a pillow out from under his head and literally say “MINE” like a five year old claiming her friggin’ barbie doll. I even said, “can you not” every time he touched me. Yikes. Since I am so used to getting a sub-par night of sleep, I think it really threw my body off when I was in such a deep sleep that it reacted with anger. Whoops. I text Shane the next day and apologized for being mean and he tried to tell me that I am always mean in my sleep. I disagree. I find it hard to believe that I would still have a marriage if I was yelling at my husband CAN YOU NOT every single time he touched me. Personal opinion. Anyway, moving on.
Archives for May 2016
Holy Moly, I can’t believe that I’m sharing my 31 Week Pregnancy Update! We only have 9 weeks left before we meet our daughter, and it’s getting seeeeriously real.
HOW FAR ALONG: 31 Weeks + 2 Days
WEIGHT GAIN: 22 lbs and ballooning. I’m just embracing the weight gain at this point. Bring on the love handles!
MATERNITY CLOTHES: HAHA. Yes. Actually my maternity clothes are even getting too tight. Swing dresses are my best friend right now.
SLEEP: Really not good. I have the hardest time getting comfortable, and this girl is alllll up in my ribs.
MISS ANYTHING: Being able to breathe! The last two weeks I feel like my lungs are being completely squished in there…Dreaming of the day that she drops and I can have a little relief. Maybe. Hopefully.
MOVEMENT: Yes! She’s getting stronger everyday, and I LOVE it. I’m really starting to notice a pattern with the movements….AKA the 7AM dance parties.
STRETCH MARKS: Still none yet. I don’t know how my stomach is going to handle 9 more weeks of growing and stretching, but so far we are in the clear!
CRAVINGS: Dairy Queen Oreo Royal Blizzards! ALL!!! THE!!! TIME!!!
HAPPY OR MOODY: So happy. I am in serious nesting mode and having so much fun putting together her nursery and washing all over her little clothes. It’s the best!
LOOKING FORWARD TO: Meeting our girl and seeing Shane become a Daddy:)
I just had to share this cute little outfit I put together. I am seriously dreaming of the day I get to put her chunky baby thighs in those shorts:)
Baby Gap Top | Baby Gap Bubble Shorts | Big Dot Oxfords
Sunday afternoon, our baby girl and I were completely showered in love (& lots of clothes;). I’ve dreamed about this day for so long, and it turned out so wonderful. My mom and sisters planned the perfect baby shower for us…and I couldn’t be more grateful!
Dress: Boohoo (Non Maternity) HERE | Wedges: Sold out, Similar HERE | Tassel Garland: Target HERE
I definitely didn’t take as many pictures as I would have liked, but I was too distracted with everything going on! It was so nice to have all of my friends and family in one place, there really is nothing better. I was suuuuper emotional this day (I cried in the shower for absolutely no reason), so I definitely thought it would be waterworks central….But luckily I only cried twice at my actual shower! *Winning* I’ve spent the last three days going through everything from the shower and loving EVERY. SECOND. It is so fun! I just sit on the floor of her nursery folding her little onesies that smell like heaven and dream about her chunky little thighs in them, I can’t wait:) Thank you’s have already been written and sent, boxes and boxes of diapers are organized, and we are officially in full on nesting mode over here. 9 more weeks (or less!) until we meet this sweet little soul!
Today we celebrated Mother’s Day with my family, and it was the best time! We spent the day at church, eating lots of food, and watching the Cubs get a W…..AKA the perfect day for my mom. A little background on her: She’s had EIGHT kids, seven girls no less. Needless to say, she’s definitely been around the motherhood block a time or two. She deserves a day to herself, but I am pretty excited that she was willing to share it with me:) I am lucky enough to also have an equally amazing mother in law that would do absolutely ANYTHING for us, seriously I hit the in-law jackpot.
Forever 21 Dress | Similar Floral Kimono | Candy Yum Yum MAC Lipstick
This morning I woke up to sooo many text messages wishing me a Happy Mother’s Day, and it really hit me: I’m a freaking mom. I’m growing a HUMAN, and I will have a baby of my own in two months….It still blows my mind sometimes. I’m just so blessed that God chose me to be her mama, and I am getting so anxious to meet her. I hope all of you mama’s + mama’s to be had the best day, you deserve it!