Tuesday, November 30, 2010


We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with lots of family time and love and delicious food. Here are some pictures from our day -

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Today we are spending the day with family and delicious food. I am so thankful for everything in my life - family, friends, our home, everything. Today I am particularly thankful that I have this amazing little man growing in my belly and that everything has gone well so far. I can't wait to meet him and get to know him :)

Have a lovely holiday!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

More Thanks

Bachelorette Party June 2009

Today I am so thankful for all my friends. I have the best friends in the world and they are all so wonderful to me. Everyone is scattered across the country, but I still feel so close to them. I love you girls!!

Girls' Night Out 2007

Graduation Party 2007

San Diego 2006

My best friend Akane - you are more like a sister than a friend, but I am so blessed to have you in my life. I love you!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

27 Weeks

Officially in the third trimester, here are my 27-week stats:

How far along? 27 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: a little less than 12 pounds

Food cravings: Onion Rings by Alexia - delicious!
Feeling Baby? All. the. time. It's cool to see my stomach bounce around, but not as cute when I'm trying to sleep.

What I love this week: Thanksgiving and time with family. Can't wait to indulge in delicious food on Thursday and then finish up decorating the nursery this weekend!!
What I hate: Starting to REALLY feel the extra weight and limited movement. Plus, it seems like I am tired ALL the time.
What I can't wait for: Finishing the nursery and fulfilling some nesting.

Moment of last week: Seeing Harry Potter. SO awesome.

Tuesday Thankfulness

My two favorite fur babies

Today, I have to say that I am so thankful for the two little doggies in my life. I don't know what I would do with myself if they weren't here to keep me company.

The boys on a walk

Kesler is such a personality - he is so independent and smart, but cuddles like no other when he is in the mood. He only likes certain people, and he is a biter, but he's just protecting his family. I love finding his giant 80-pound body sprawled out on beds, couches, and ottomans.

Kes and Dad cuddling

Tanner is our little bundle of love. He has unconditional amounts of love to give, and he shares that with anyone and everyone that he sees. You can't help but perk up when you see him because he is over-the-top excited to see you every single time you come home. It took us a while to train this little man, but it was worth it.

Tanner as a puppy

Monday, November 22, 2010


It's Thanksgiving week and I am so excited for this time of year. I love the holidays and this year I have so very much to be thankful for, so this week I will take time to give thanks back :)

Today I am so very thankful for my amazing husband. I wouldn't be the same girl without him, and he makes me so much better. I'm so excited to become parents with him, and know that he is going to be an amazing daddy. I've never met anyone who makes me laugh and love the way he does, and I know that he truly is my other half.

Plus, he's just so darn cute!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Third Trimester!!

I can't believe it, but I have made it to the third trimester mark as of today! Hurrah.... (visions of confetti falling)

I'm not totally sure why I am so excited about this. It's supposed to be really tough - feeling miserable and heavy, not sleeping, rib discomfort, stretch marks, and the impending doom of childbirth hanging over me like Eeyore's little black cloud. Still, I am happy to be two-thirds finished with this pregnancy, and even closer to meeting this little nugget (who is now estimated to be the size of a head of cauliflower and weighs in around 2.5lbs).

This trimester also marks several other milestones that I think are great - Jackson could conceivably survive on his own, we start childbirth classes next Sunday, we are taking maternity pictures at the beginning of January, and I finally get to decorate the nursery!

So, here's hoping that this last trimester will be more full of joy and excitement than sleepless nights and nasty stretch marks.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Baby Shower!

My baby shower was incredible!! My mother-in-law really outdid herself with all the wonderful decorations and fabulous food. I am so blessed to have such wonderful family and friends who came out to shower me with love :) Here are some pictures from the great day.


Wonderful friends :)

Fabulous hostess and Mother-in-Law
Grandma and Mom

Decorating onesies for baby Jackson

Me & grandma

Baby Picture Game

Diaper Cake

Adorable decorations

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Today's the Day!

I woke up at the crack of dawn this morning (ok, 7am, but still) and all that was going through my head was, "Grandma's coming today, Grandma's going to be here in 4 hours". I spent a good portion of yesterday prepping my house and going a little overboard with the cleaning, but I figure the house could use it anyway. Besides, this woman taught me how to make a bed for guests, to scrub your floors before they arrive, and go to any means necessary to make them feel comfy and at home.

I'm so excited that she is going to be here to share the shower with me; I can only think of a handful of others that I will miss on Sunday (shout out to Akane, Nan, Aunt Jean, Marcie, Sarah, Michelle, and Sejal - love you and miss you :)).

Here is a picture of Grandma and I in May 2010 when I visited her in Florida - just pregnant and didn't know it! I will post an updated pic of us after this weekend - boy do I look different!!

Doesn't she look amazing?!?!

I will always be so indebted to this woman - she, along with my grandpa, has shaped me into the person I am today. We have had so many wonderful adventures together and I look forward to sharing this one with her as well. Here's to a wonderful weekend!!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

25 Weeks

I am at the 25 week mark, which means that I am less than two weeks away from the third trimester!! Yes - it's getting so much closer. I have a lot to look forward to in these next two weeks as well - Grandma visiting, baby shower, competitions with the team I coach, painting the nursery, and completing the chair rail!

Here are my 25-week stats:

How far along? 25 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 10 lbs, but it feels like 30!

Food cravings: Cheese and hamburgers - maybe I need more iron.
Feeling Baby? And seeing him move around. So cool!

What I love this week: our first snow is supposed to happen on Thursday!
What I hate: When people ask me if I'm "excited" that I'm pregnant. Are you kidding me? What kind of question is that?!?! Does anyone ever think the answer will be anything but 'yes'?! Like someone will say, "Not really", or "Nope, I can't believe this is happening to me". Ha.
What I can't wait for: Grandma Kathy :)

Moment of last week: Walking around and finally looking pregnant. Crazy!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I wish I fit into baby/kids' clothes

I am obsessed with this company and their clothes!! They have so many organic cotton options and I love their prints!! How cute is this adorable onesie with a doggie on it?


I'm getting the baby bug :)