February 26, 2013

pregnancy diaries: week 21

How far along: 21 weeks
Maternity clothes: Still regular clothes but enjoying any opportunity for sweat pants.
Sleep: I'm still pretty normal on this one. Although those body pillows are starting to look more comfortable!
Best moment of this week: While shipping in Tulsa for my sister, Bethany's birthday, I was holding open the door as we were walking out, and a older lady said, "Thanks for holding the door open, Mama to be!". This was the first time a stranger noticed I was pregnant!
Movement:  Little One is sure active- it is so fun to feel him/her wiggling around.
Have you started to show yet: It sure feels like it... especially I wear a tighter shirt with a belt, it is really noticeable. 
Gender: excited to find out in July!
Looking forward to: Warmer weather! I am getting tired of layers and jeans, jeans, jeans!
Baby is the size of a: Spaghetti Squash

February 21, 2013

looking forward to our little one

one thing that I can hardly wait to do with our little one is read books together. especially the books that I grew up reading. originally, I had a collection of books mainly for my nieces and nephews when they would visit at auntie's house. now it is fun to collect books for my very own little one.

one of my fondest memories from growing up was when my Dad would read to us girls each night. I especially remember reading the chronicles of narnia series, and another book called the tales of the kingdom. that was our special time with my Dad, and I still treasure those moments he spent with us reading. maybe Ben might let Papa sneak in ever so often to read our little ones.

 these were some of my favorites from growing up:
"a bargain for francis" by russell hoban
 "petunia" by roger duvoisin
 "winnie the pooh" by a.a. milne
i still have a wish list going, which includes "this is the way to the moon", "harry the dirty dog", "raggedy ann", "loveable lyle", "put me in the zoo", "stone soup", "the house on east 88th street", and richard scarry's "what people do all day" & "the best story book ever". 
the list could go on & on!

February 19, 2013

pregnancy diaries: week 20

How far along: 20 weeks, aka HALF-WAY!!
Total weight gain: my Doctor told me I have gained 5 pounds so far. I guess I am on track for a pound a week until baby comes!
Maternity clothes: Still regular clothes but starting to stay away from a few shirts. Tight= not comfortable these days.
 Sleep: going to the bathroom quite frequently in the night lately. I used to sleep like a rock!
 Best moment of this week: Seeing our Little One at our twenty week ultrasound! Baby is healthy and progressing perfectly. We now have a DVD of our baby, which has been fun to re-watch. We have decided to not find out the gender of our Little One which has been such a blast so far. My laid back side is really coming out! 
Movement: Yes! I have been really enjoying feeling he/she move around. It's starting to feel normal, which is so cool. I can't imagine what it will feel like a few months from now. Still waiting for Ben to be able to feel the kicks. 
Food cravings: similar to last week,  but this time it is the Peanut Butter Arsagachino. yum.
Have you started to show yet: Still not obviously pregnant to others, but we are getting there!
Gender: excited to find out in July! 
Looking forward to: my glucose test next month. Just Kidding!
Baby is the size of a: Banana

February 17, 2013

our morning donut run

 this past saturday, ben & I FINALLY decided to visit our neighborhood donut stop. it is just right down the road from us, so we have been planning on incorporating a morning walk into our donut run. luckily, our neighbors, aka sister and brother-in-law were up for the trip last minute too.

you have gotta love this combination: the arkansas razorbacks and donuts.

thanks for your yummy donuts, the royal donut company! we are thankful you are so close to us. also thanks to the Allen's who were up for a last minute advenure. you are the best neighbors ever!  

February 16, 2013

our valentines day

happy belated valentines day! 

we had such a great valentines day this year- nothing extravagant, but filled with hearts and love. valentines day is such a fun holiday! at work it was so sweet to see all the candy and flower deliveries from boyfriends, parents, dads, and husbands. ben actually surprised me with a dancing hippo and flowers when I arrived at my desk. 
Free Printable done with the littles from http://www.gerberadesigns.com/triedandtrue/?p=3151
when we celebrated Lori's birthday back in january, we each made valentines garlands. I decided to add embroidered hearts spelling out L-O-V-E to mine.
we still had our sisters lunch, but decided to have a mini-valentines party complete with a DIY valentines themed gift exchange. my contribution was a small bag of homemade strawberry cookies. 

that night, Ben and I enjoyed dinner out just us two where we had great conversation, and maybe even started talking about baby names. we have got a important job ahead of us! we ended up watching a movie at home afterwards together which was perfect for our busy week. 

I hope that your Valentines was sweet and special!

February 10, 2013

pregnancy diaries: week 19

How far along: 19 weeks
Maternity clothes: Still in regular clothes
Sleep: My pregnancy app and books say that I shouldn't sleep on my stomach or flat on my back- but its just too comfortable! 
Best moment of this week: Feeling tiny baby movements! Once I recognized the feeling I have realized that we have a very active little one. He/She does not like it when I lean forward when I am sitting down.
Movement: YES! ^^^
Food cravings: Chocolate Milkshakes
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope- feeling great! 
Have you started to show yet: A tiny bit!
Gender: excited to find out in July!
Wedding rings on or off: On
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Valentines Day with my Baby Daddy! 
Baby is the size of: A Mango (it didn't change this week!)

February 6, 2013

hogs & basketball... and a win!

this past tuesday, some of our good friends invited us to the arkansas v. florida game. naturally, we accepted- if you know Ben at all... my husband= lover of all things sports. this game was also a big deal, since florida is ranked #2, and we were not ranked. 

the game was such a blast from start to finish. the stadium was packed and the fans were super loud. our seats were right behind the band, so we were in the heat of the noise. we ended up beating the florida gators 80-69, which was the first time the razorbacks basketball have beat a #2 ranked team since 1999. #gohogs

above is the final score, and a glimpse at the crazy fans celebrating the win. thanks Daniel & Lauren for a great night, and for the great seats!

February 4, 2013

pregnancy diaries: week 18

How far along: 18 weeks
Maternity clothes: Still in my regular clothes, but enjoying any pants that have a stretchy waistband. 
Sleep: I am trying to sleep on my side more- but I seem to always wake up on my stomach. It's just too comfortable and natural! 
Movement: still nothing yet- but am hoping for it soon!
Food cravings: Pancakes! I thought about them all week, and made Blueberry Pancakes for breakfast on Saturday.
Anything making you queasy or sick: The smell of trash- but isn't that normal?
Have you started to show yet: slowly but surely! depending on what I have eaten, what top I am wearing, and the time of day- little one is starting to show!
Gender: excited to find out in July!
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: On
Looking forward to: Warmer weather, as always... I'm tired of all these layers!
Exciting events this week: My first time to a Razorbacks Gymnastic's event, Ben's favorite team played in the Superbowl (with a sad finish though)!  
Baby is the size of: Mango

February 1, 2013

lady gym'backs!

tonight we enjoyed a good ol' girls night at the razorbacks gymnastics meet. we didn't invite the boys in our family, because it just seemed like a girly thing to do! we had such a fun night, and Summer even told her Mama later that she felt "so privileged to have such a good time". hanging out with the big girls sure is a treat!

tonight, the gym'backs competed against the no.1 florida gators and even though our razorbacks lost- we still had fun. especially since we were not following the score board...
call them hogs!
all in all, girls nights/sisters nights are such a treat- especially when little nieces can come along too!