Friday, July 26, 2013

Five for Friday!

Happy happy Friday! 

It's been awhile since I've done a Five for Friday post and I've been reading for months now all the links ups that go on, so I thought I'd participate this week!


ONE. I finally decided on a paint color for the nursery and I ended up with White Dogwood by Sherwin Williams!  Its a beautiful light pink shade so fingers crossed I still like it once I put it up on the walls!  Here are some pictures of the paint color:



TWO. While my brother and his wife were visiting last week, we all drove to Ann Arbor, MI and walked around their HUGE art fair which we kind of stumbled upon unintentionally.  I've never actually bought anything at an art fair but when Doc and I layed eyes on this gem...we had to have it! 


The photographer calls the piece "Piggy" and he said he got this image while he was in the Bahamas just a couple months ago.  He said off of one of the islands down there, someone had the brilliant idea of bringing a handful of pigs with the thinking that 10 pigs will turn into 20...and so on.  Well that didn't happen. The pigs just ate everything on the island they could get their mouths on and started to starve. So when boaters would drive by, they'd throw food to the pigs and then the pigs started swimming out to the boats and now, they swim all the time! I'd like to go see some swimming piggies!

THREE. I have my first bouquet of home grown flowers in my house! Back in April, Doc and I planted some beautiful white lilies and now they're fully bloomed and they're gorgeous!! They smell amazing as well. This probably would have cost us at least $70 from a flower shop but we got them for the whopping price of....$6! Just plant and make sure you water every day.  We have some stargazer lilies that are still growing right now so I can't wait to see those fully bloomed!


FOUR. I'm so excited that Giuliana & Bill is back on TV for their 6th season! I've been watching their show for years and I was so excited to see what life was like with their new little baby Duke now.  He is adorable! On the show, Bill has a conversation with some of his friends and they guys said they set up email accounts for their children once they were born, and whenever they're thinking of them they just send them an email. Once the children are older, they can look back at these emails and read on this specific day, they did this funny thing or said this, or daddy was on a trip and missed him/her. I think that's such a cute idea!


FIVE. This chicken recipe is the bomb!  Its baked quinoa crusted chicken parmesan and its seriously delicious! I highly recommend using fresh mozzarella and butterflying the chicken so that its not too thick. Pair it with some yummy pasta and you have dinner!  Seriously....try this!


Hope you all have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

25 Week Baby Bump Update!

Happy Thursday everyone!

*Doc didn't tell me my maternity jeans belly band was rolled down at the top so I have this weird line across my belly in all my pics... I need to send Doc to photography school.

How far along? 25 weeks!

Baby is the size of? An eggplant {according to What to Expect When Your Expecting}


Maternity clothes? Still same issues as last week! Finding tops to fit and be long enough is hard so I prefer to wear my maternity tops every day BUT I work from home, so luckily I don't have to dress up for work every day!  If I did, I don't know what I'd do! And for pants, its either maternity jeans or yoga pants.

Stretch marks? Not yet, and I hope they never show up! Still using Belli Elasticity Belly Oil every night.

Symptoms? My ribs still hurt when I sit for long periods and my back acts up now and then. I'm trying not to give in and arch my back too much due to the weight of my belly, so that helps. I still have to wear breast pads in bra everyday....annoying!

Sleep? It's up and down. Some days I get great nights of sleep...other days, I have the hardest time getting comfortable!  And baby girl loves to move around and kick me every evening...I'm like helloooo go to bed! I still am waking up to use the bathroom at least once a night.

Best moment of the week? My brother and sister-in-law were visiting me last week so I had a lot of fun hanging out with them! My sister-in-law got to feel baby girl move and my brother found it so weird to see me preggers!

Miss anything? A cold glass of white wine....

Movement? She's moving around more and more! Her movements aren't just little kicks now--they seem to be stronger and longer...as if she's rolling around and what not.  

Food cravings? No intense cravings....still loving sweets and fruit though!

Anything making you quesy or sick? None!

Have you started to show yet? Yes, I gotta belly for sure!

Baby is a? GIRL!

Belly button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or moody most of the time? Happy!

Looking forward to: Painting baby girl's room this week!  I finally settled on a paint color so I really hope it looks nice once up on the walls! Also, this week I got to test drive a bunch of different crossovers because currently, I drive a mini cooper so obviously that won't work with a baby!  We're ready to get a bigger car so I hope to bring Doc back to the dealerships soon so we can settle on which car to go with!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Royal Baby Cambridge!

I don't know if you all heard but......my future son-in-law was born yesterday. Yep, the royal baby is here!



I've been watching CNN non-stop since yesterday and I have to say, Kate looks AH-MAZING! I mean hello, she just had a baby 24 hours ago and she looks soo beautiful {although I didn't expect anything less}.


And how cute are they in matching baby blue?  I LOVE her dress {I hear its Jenny Packham}. Where can I get one in pink for when I have my baby? Oh wait....there won't be thousands of people waiting for me for a photo op.  Guess I'll probably be in PJs...



Such a cutie!  I can't wait to see who he looks like.  And what will his name be?  Everyone is guessing traditional names but I say, what if they go with a more modern name?  I mean they seem to want to do things more modern so its possible they'll choose a modern name!  I'm not talking weird celebrity like paperclip or apple or fartface or something....but maybe it wont be an old English name?

We shall see.......

In the mean time, baby Cambridge will just have to wait for his princess to be born in November :)

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Weekend Update & 24 Week Baby Bump Update!

Happy Sunday everyone!

On Wednesday, one of my brothers and his wife came up to Michigan {from Miami} to visit me through the weekend so I've been quite busy these last few days! My brother actually used to live in Royal Oak about 10 years ago so its been fun visiting old and new places with him.  We also drove to Ann Arbor yesterday during their big art fair and I bought a great piece of artwork for our walls! We also went and took a tour of the Edsel Ford House in Gross Point, MI and that was a lot of fun....very very beautiful homes in that area!

Over all it was a GREAT trip with them except for one small detail........we lost power on Friday evening and didn't get it back until Saturday evening!  A small but intense storm came through our area and within minutes the power went out and we've had such a bad heatwave this past week {we're talking 100 degrees...} our house was quickly SOOO HOT! Sleeping that night was pretty bad and the power outage totally derailed our plans to cook out in honor of my Dad's birthday on Friday so we had to go out to dinner instead. Its times like this that I realize how dependent we are on electronics.....I go crazy without TV and internet!

Anyway, my baby bump update is late this week since we had no power, but alas...here it is!


How far along? 24 weeks {well I'm actually 24 weeks, 3 days today}

Baby is the size of? An ear of corn {according to What to Expect When Your Expecting}

Maternity clothes? I'm finding it harder and harder to get non-maternity tops to fit me now!  I don't own a whole lot of long shirts or loose enough tops so I find I wear the same outfits day after day!  It has been soooo hot here so the less clothing the better!

Stretch marks? Not yet, and I hope they never show up! Still using Belli Elasticity Belly Oil every night.

Symptoms? My ribs hurt when I sit for long periods of time and I think my feet are starting to swell when I'm outside and its hot.

Sleep? It's been really hot at night in our house so getting to sleep has been hard. Our bedroom is on the 2nd floor {basically the attic} so no matter how long we run the air conditioning...it still gets so hot up there! I'm considering getting a handyman to come look at it and see what we can do to make it more comfortable. But once I'm asleep, I'm sleeping pretty well!

Best moment of the week? I had my 24 week appointment this week and I got to hear baby girl's heartbeat again which is always wonderful!  Everything is going great and she's measuring perfectly.  I also got to see all of my college friends last weekend in Louisville which was great!



Miss anything? Having visitors always makes me miss alcohol because we go out a lot and I'm left enjoying my water lol

Movement? Some days I feel baby girl move a lot but others I'm like hellooo are you in there? So her movements are kind of sporadic but its always comforting to feel her moving and flipping around!

Food cravings? No intense cravings....still loving sweets and fruit though!

Anything making you quesy or sick? None!

Have you started to show yet?Yup...its very noticeable now!

Baby is a? GIRL!

Belly button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or moody most of the time? Happy!

Looking forward to: Making more progress on baby girl's nursery this week!  Since having guests, I haven't had much time lately to spend on it, but this week I plan on figuring out the paint color and actually painting the room! And then whenever Doc is around to help, we'll put the crib together. I got the rug in last week and I LOVE it! And I also got the side table in a few days ago so little by little, its coming together!  I will do an update on it shortly since I haven't told you all my "new vision" for the room since this post.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

23 Week Baby Bump Update!

Terrible picture of me.....but the best I could do for 10:30PM!
How far along? 23 weeks!

Baby is the size of? A papaya {according to What to Expect When Your Expecting}

Maternity clothes? Yep, still wearing mostly maternity with a mix of non-maternity tops and dresses. I'm starting to find a handful of my non-maternity tops though that I cannot wear because they're too short now! My belly likes to pop out of the bottom lol

Stretch marks? Not yet, and I hope they never show up! Still using Belli Elasticity Belly Oil every night.

Symptoms? Nothing new this week! Still have those leaky boobs but I have a feeling I will be dealing with that through the end of my pregnancy....and wait...after pregnancy of course!

Sleep? Not so great these days. I never want to go to bed at night now! I just can't wind down so I've been going to bed around 12 every night. And that's still forcing myself to get into bed. I find my brain just keeps going and going and I want to be on my computer or watching TV all night. I get up to pee once a night too and I usually have trouble going back to bed after that {I know it happens to a lot of pregnant women though}

Best moment of the week? Feeling baby girl move stronger and stronger! Nothing in particular happened this week so I'm just happy to see my belly grow and to feel her everyday.

Miss anything? Just the usual....alcohol, sunny side up eggs, and cookie dough!

Movement? Baby is moving all the time! And getting stronger and stronger :)

Food cravings? I have to have some sweets everyday....its no bueno. I try to control it. I do but I can't help but crave cookies and brownies and.....yea everything.

Anything making you quesy or sick? None!

Have you started to show yet? Yes, my belly is getting bigger and bigger!

Baby is a? GIRL!

Belly button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or moody most of the time? Happy!

Looking forward to: Our 24 week appointment next Tuesday and heading into my 3rd trimester! I'm getting a little impatient and I just to meet our little one already! I'm also looking forward to seeing all of my college girl friends this weekend at a wedding in Louisville, KY! Pictures to come :)

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th and 22 Weeks Baby Bump Update!

Happy Fourth of July!


I hope you all enjoyed the day and caught some fireworks!  Doc and I have a friend from out of town visiting, so we've had a nice leisurely day....eating, watching movies, enjoying the nice weather we're having!  Now on to the baby update....


How far along? 22 weeks!

Baby is the size of? A spaghetti Squash {according to What to Expect When Your Expecting}

Maternity clothes? Yep, still wearing mostly maternity with a mix of non-maternity tops and dresses.

Stretch marks? Not yet, and I hope they never show up! Still using Belli Elasticity Belly Oil every night.

Symptoms? One weird symptom popped up this week but its a little TMI! I found my breasts started to leak colostrom (eek...) so I was a little worried but I guess this is normal? Just normally it happens in the 3rd trimester. LOL oh well! Other than that, I'm still feeling great!

Sleep? I still had trouble falling asleep this week and I barely got any sleep the other night so last night, I totally crashed and it felt good to catch up on all the sleep I've been missing! I've gotten used to side sleeping now so its not too bad.

Best moment of the week? I can't think of anything in particular this week, just happy to feel the baby move more and more everyday! Also, making a bit of nursery progress.......we ordered our glider this week and I have a new direction I'm going in now. Yea, when I said pink and grey last week....yea that's all changed! I found a rug that I loved so much, it completely took me in a different direction that I'm so excited about! I'll share once I get it more together.

Miss anything? Just the usual....alcohol, sunny side up eggs, and cookie dough!

Movement? Baby is moving all the time! And getting stronger and stronger :)

Food cravings? Sweets and fruit

Anything making you quesy or sick? None!

Have you started to show yet? Yes, my belly is getting bigger and bigger!

Baby is a? GIRL!

Belly button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or moody most of the time? Happy!

Looking forward to: Enjoying the weekend! Unfortunately, Doc won't be around much because he's working all weekend {residency started this week for him so he's been pretty stressed and busy} but I always find things to do when he's busy like this. I'm sure there will be a mall visit in there!

Hope you all enjoy the long weekends!
 
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