Baby H is a GIRL!

Monday, February 19, 2018

We were so thrilled to find out that we're having a sweet baby girl on Saturday. Originally, Stephen and I were going to find out the gender together then do a reveal for our families and close friends but a few weeks before, we decided to be surprised too! Thankfully, with only 2 days to wait, it was manageable ;)






We had everyone cast their gender vote and grab a sticker

We decided to do the confetti cannon/poppers after seeing how much fun it was for a few friends - and it was nice because there was NO way we could've found out or accidentally seen the color before the reveal. I had a close co-worker take the call and situate the poppers for us so everyone at the reveal was surprised too.

Thankfully, my mom stayed with us for the week so she was able to be a part of the reveal (and a huge help with everything), Stephen's whole family was able to attend and our close friends also came! It was so much fun to share the excitement with them and it could not have been more perfect :)

Team Boy
We facetimed my sister and her bf in - she thought boy and he thought girl
 
Team Girl



Complete surprise


Stephen was pumped

One thing we didn't think through on the confetti was the breeze.... it took all the confetti right over the roof and into the front yard. Poor Stephen spent all day Sunday cleaning the yard and roof off - definitely better to do inside.


Realizing it all went over the roof


We were really hoping for a girl (we would've loved a boy too) but we honestly had no clue what it would be and assumed since we wanted a girl so bad, it would be a boy lol We were both thrilled (you can't tell at all from Stephen's reaction - see the video at the end ;)) and I feel like I'm still processing the fact that we actually know the gender and that it is a girl!

Grandmas
 
Grandpa

Aunt, Uncles and Cousins

Our sweet friends


After the reveal, we grilled burgers and hung out the rest of the night. It was the perfect way to find out what we will be having :)


First Trimester Update

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Now that we've officially hit 12 weeks, I am so relieved to have a healthy baby report and be able to announce to everyone. Towards the last couple of weeks, it was getting really hard to hide it at work and I'm definitely going to be interested to see who noticed and just didn't say anything ;) I honestly doubt I'll do an update every week but I definitely wanted to cover the first trimester.

How Far Along
12 Weeks


Size of Baby
A plum ~2"

Movement
Not yet

Symptoms
I definitely didn't have morning sickness but I did have afternoon-night sickness. The more tired I am, the worse I feel. I basically snack all day long so that I can keep it at bay as much as possible then come home and just try to maintain it as best I can. Thankfully, I haven't actually gotten sick (if you know me, so thankful!) but I do feel awful. I am ready for this stage to be over with.

Also, definitely experiencing the typical pregnancy exhaustion. I head to bed around 8:30/9 every night but I feel great in the morning which has been super helpful.


Sleep
Some nights have been amazing when I sleep all night minus the 2 bathroom breaks but then some nights I toss and turn all night. I've also woken up a few times at 4:00am and can't go back to sleep so that's fun. Still trying to decide if it's worth investing in a pregnancy pillow.

Gender
We find out this weekend!!! So stinking excited! Stephen and I were set on it being a boy earlier in the pregnancy but now we are set on a girl so it really will be a surprise!

Weight Gain
Um.. more than I was hoping to at this point - all this constant snacking is adding up. Also, not eating the most healthy constantly because I'm just eating what I feel like for dinner. Anything to combat the nausea. 


Cravings/aversions
Not anything too crazy although, I had a strong aversion to pulled pork I made the other night. I've been loving fruit and fruit pops at night. Super miss sushi.

Hubby
He is so excited and such a good help! He is doing such a great job keeping me level and getting me excited. 

Nursery
I haven't put too much thought into it since we don't know the gender but once we find out, game on! We need to start emptying my office, which will be the nursery, and combining it with Stephen's room.

Best Part of the Week
At our 12 week appt., we were supposed to just hear the heartbeat but the Dr. couldn't find it so we were squeezed into an urgent ultrasound. Baby H was just hanging out and wanted to get a little photoshoot. We were so thrilled to see it was healthy and had a very strong heartbeat :) 

My mom and sister also came in for a fun girls weekend where we went to the spa and beach. We also announced the pregnancy on social media which was super exciting and we felt so much love for Baby H.


Looking Forward To
The gender reveal!!!!!!!!! 

We're Expecting!!

Monday, February 12, 2018

I am thrilled to share that we are expecting a sweet baby in August! We are so excited for this new journey and can't wait to keep sharing more later on this week :)



Linking up with Biana

Five on Friday

Friday, February 9, 2018

Phew! It's been a hot minute since I've been able to find time to post a FoF and I'm glad to be back!!

One
I have to share my new favorite pair of shoes with y'all - I feel like they're a hidden gem. I was dying for a pair of J Crew Factory leopard loafers for Christmas but of course, they sold out so my hunt started and I decided to take a chance and ask for these loafers online. I got them in and I have to say I've been so impressed! They are comfortable, I didn't have any painful break in period and I get so many compliments on them. Definitely worth the $45 :)



Two
Oh my gosh, I'm assuming everyone's seen the Super Bowl This Is Us episode... I literally bawled the entire episode. Y'all it was the roughest episode yet although, it did feel good to get a good cry out lol

Three
Krista recently did an ultimate work pants guide which was so helpful and informative! If you work in a business dress office, you should definitely check out her post.


Four
Um, was I the only loser who fell for the stupid Australia add during the Super Bowl? I had been seeing the "movie" add on Instagram and thought it was a legit movie... I was crushed when I found out it was just an add for Australia. I definitely think they should make a real movie out of it though - it would be hysterical!

Five
I'm so excited because our sweet friends surprised us with a Date Box and we're getting it this week! Can't wait to see what's inside and how it works. I definitely need to get better with remembering things like this for gift ideas.




Weekending

Monday, February 5, 2018

Well, I took 0 pictures this weekend #bloggerfail but I feel like a lot happened so I still wanted to do a quick post


  • Stephen finally made it home Friday night after being in CA for 2 weeks - I'm so glad he's back home!
  • While Stephen was gone, I finished watching Season 2 of Victoria. It's a pretty good show but we both agree The Crown is better ;)
  • Saturday was a lazy day for me while Stephen caught up on all the mail from the past 2 weeks. Although, I really should've gotten to work on some onsies for a co-worker and cleaned out the guest room for my mom and sister this weekend...
  • Saturday night, we attended our friends' daughter's 1st birthday party at Gymboree. It was a lot of fun, even though we didn't have a little nugget of our own to chase after - definitely a good learning experience lol
  • Sunday was Super Bowl day! 
    • We had a party at a friend's house that afternoon so I brought Jessi's Skinny Taco Dip (which is amazing!) and cole slaw from my SEC cookbook
    • The party was a blast and we had so much delicious food
    • The JT halftime show wasn't superrr memorable but he's such a good performer and I love me a good JT song... even though his outfit was horrible #canibuyconcertticketsnow
    • Speaking of outfits, what the heck was the Patriots coach wearing!?
    • We're so glad the Eagles won... we're over the Patriots #sooverit
  • Um... the other big news of the night was Kylie Jenner had her baby! I'm not a big Kylie fan and I don't understand why she couldn't have acknowledged it was true then just laid low but it's still exciting and the video she shared was sweet
I had to...



Hope everyone had a fun Super Bowl weekend!! Hopefully (fingers crossed) I can get a post or 2 up this week - I had big plans for a Friday post then ran out of time :/


Weekending

Monday, January 29, 2018

The month of January, we did not have weekend plans - it was glorious. We were able to get a lot of things done around the house and catch up on projects but this also means that life has been "boring" in blog world and I haven't taken any pictures since New Years. However, this weekend was the first weekend I got out and had any real plans. Unfortunately, Stephen was out of town last week and through the weekend so he missed out on our weekend plans but it worked out perfectly because it gave me something fun to do!
All week, I've been working on some Disney shirts for a friend who's going to Disneyland this week. Thankfully, that took up a lot of my time so the week without Stephen passed quickly. Also, this weeks This Is Us had me a big ball of mess and I can't even imagine how emotional the next episode is going to be. I basically need a giant box of tissues because it's going to be a rough one.

Friday night, I met a friend for dinner at a local Thai restaurant and we really enjoyed getting to catch up over delicious food. Saturday, I got some things done around the house before going to meet a family friend for lunch and to give her the Disney shirts. We loved getting to catch up over Chick-fil-a. Afterwards, I headed to my BIL & SIL's house to hang out with my in-laws while they assembled Siena's Christmas gifts. It was so much fun getting to see Siena and it's so crazy to see how quickly she's growing up and talking! I also loved getting all the baby snuggles from Luke who's a little angel.





Sunday, I went to lunch with friends after church, made a Target and Publix run before heading home and getting things done around the house. Thankfully, it was a pretty slow day and I was able to get a few episodes of Victoria in

Linking up with Biana

Quick Check In

Monday, January 15, 2018

Hi!! Just popping in to say a quick hello since it's been a while since I've blogged. To be quite honest, life has been fairly boring lately - definitely nothing blog worthy. I haven't taken any pictures of anything in like 2 weeks lol!!

We spent NYE at our friends' house!

Thankfully, our calendars have been quite empty these past couple of weeks and we've been loving it. We've both been catching up on our big to-do lists before it does start to get busy again.

My big project right now is making a website for PPE!! I'm so excited to get it done but I know it'll take some time - can't wait for everyone to see it!

Our other friends got a sweet puppy Daisy a few weeks ago

Anyways, I just wanted to do a quick check in before I go radio silent for another few weeks ;)