Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Georgia Baby Shower

While I was in GA last week for our school's "Ski Break,"  some of my amazing friends and family threw me a surprise baby shower.  It really truly was a surprise because my trip to GA was kind of a last minute decision, I almost didn't make it flying standby, and my mom and I had just planned on having a small get together with my GA peeps sometime this summer to "show off" the baby instead of planning an actual shower.  Anyway,  I thought I was going over to my best friend Erin's house to talk about maternity pic ideas, and instead got a room full of some of my favorite people!  It was so much fun to see everyone, eat delicious food, and celebrate this baby boy I'm growing inside of me. :)  Here are some pics taken thanks to my wonderful SIL Mayra.


Cupcakes, Sugar Popcorn, Spinach Artichoke Dip, Delicious Cake

Games and Presents
These cute mamas are my inspiration!

Thank You!

Monday, February 25, 2013

27 Weeks Update

My Best Friend, Erin, took some maternity pics of my last week when I was in GA.

How far along? 27 weeks and 2 days

Total weight gain/loss: 17 pounds, yikes! I feel like I need to seriously slow down!  According to my email updates baby Moote is only 2 lbs and 14 inches long.  Where is all this weight going?!?!

 Maternity clothes? Yes, and I feel SO spoiled.  My mother-in-law bought me a starter maternity wardrobe in December and then this last week, my mom spoiled me with even more great items to help me transition to spring.   I'm definitely one lucky girl

Stretch marks? Nope, but I've been body butter-ing it up every night...just in case

Best moment this week: Going home to visit my family and friends in GA.  Getting surprised with a secret baby shower.  Having my best friend take some maternity pictures for me. Watching Jimmer play in the NBA live. Coming home to Brian and knowing he missed me.  Visiting great friends while celebrating the Oscars.  Officially signing up for birthing classes May 10-11.

Miss anything: I'm starting to miss sleeping on my back and tummy.  My bobby body pillow is amazing, but it is hard for me to stay in one position all night long.

Movement: Yes! Brian can finally feel him and visibly see him!  He kicks pretty much all day long, but I can especially feel him right when I wake up and in the evenings.

  Food cravings: Everything...I've never been such a snacker.  I'm always hungry...thus the huge weight jump.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Heartburn.  It's not very consistent, but man when it hits, it hits hard.

Have you started to show yet: Getting bigger everyday...see maternity sneak peek above

  Boy NamesWe are now 95% set on Oliver.  While I was at home looking at genealogy stuff for family names, I even discovered that my Papa had an uncle named Oliver!  I brought back a whole list of other family names to run past Brian as the middle name search continues.

  Belly Button in or out? In, but funny looking.  

Wedding rings on or off? On.

Looking forward to: Starting my third trimester, getting the labor and delivery books I ordered on Amazon, our St. George trip in a couple of weeks, and organizing all our awesome baby loot!  NOT looking forward to...my March 6th glucose test.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A Baby Shower

Friday after work, my amazing coworkers threw a baby shower for me and one of our PE teachers who is having a baby next month!  It was a lot of fun and the food was delicious!  Luckily, other people took some pictures because I totally spaced bringing my camera.

Opening Presents... Baby Moote is going to be so spoiled!
I have an amazing coworker who is kind of
famous for her baby shower gifts.  She takes
all of the presents and forms them into an
"real" baby.  How cool is that?!?! 

I work with such amazing people.  I am seriously so lucky to have come to Ecker Hill.  I can't imagine a better group of students, teachers, and administrators to work with.

Here are some up close pics of the presents that I took at home after showing Brian.

baby clothes, hat, and shoes
bath towel, rags, and kneeling mat for mama
pacis, baby blankets and sheets, toys, burp cloths, and babies-r-us gift cards

and a boppy!  Everybody swore that this was one of the greatest inventions
of all time.  I can't wait to try all this stuff out!

Friday, February 1, 2013

23 weeks and then some

I'm actually 24 weeks tomorrow, but what the heck...I already took the picture. :)

How far along? 24 weeks tomorrow

Total weight gain/loss: Still 11 pounds

 Maternity clothes? Pants: yes, Shirts: a little bit of everything

Stretch marks? Nope, but I've been body butter-ing it up every night...just in case

Best moment this week: Brian also got me a Bobby Full Body Pillow as an early Valentine's Day present. I love it!

Miss anything: My brain!  This week I've left my keys in the faculty bathroom, my phone at home, and forgot to take my prenatal pills twice.

Movement: Yes! Brian still hasn't felt baby boy though.  He's not patient enough to wait.

  Food cravings: Chocolate

Anything making you queasy or sick: Not at the moment...

Have you started to show yet: Getting bigger everyday...

  Boy NamesWe are 90% set on Oliver.  Now onto middle names...ugh

  Belly Button in or out? In, but it's kind of pointing down now

Wedding rings on or off? On.

Looking forward to: Spending a relaxing weekend with Brian

P.S Travis and Mayra have officially moved to GA...and then there were two...
This one was taken at 23 weeks.