Monday, February 17, 2014

37 Weeks! (2.18.14)

37 weeks! Full term... kind of?!

I know the definition used to be that 37 weeks was full term and now it has been pushed back to 39 weeks? But regardless.. being 37 weeks feels SO good! I feel like he is basically ready to arrive at any moment he chooses! I have a feeling he will need some convincing... possibly will need an induction, but I can't wait when he does decide to arrive!!!! :) SO SOON now!! I thought that the pregnancy would really drag along the last few weeks, but it really hasn't! I am in shock that another week is over and we are another week closer to meeting our lil miracle :)

I am finally posting my nursery tour later this evening.. everything really turned out so cute! I'm excited to share photos and details in my next post!

He has been SOOOOO active lately! Especially today! It feels like he is trying to jump out of my stomach! I keep telling him he can come out now and meet us officially! :-p

Nothing else new this week.. just sore and still finding it a challenge to get comfy and get enough sleep! Just really trying to take it easy, get things organized/cleaned/ready for him, and to wait as patiently as I can :)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

36 Weeks! (2.11.14)

We have hit the final stretch! ONE month to go! Give or take of course!

I did have an appointment with my doctor yesterday and everything is looking good! She did say that I may need to be induced (March 6th OR 11th) just depending on how my blood pressures are looking. Since I am higher risk she said she wouldn't want me to go past my due date (which is the 11th) SO... it's looking like he will be here for sure by then! :) I can't wait!!!! If he decides to come sooner than that is all up to him! I am ready! :)

Apparently I haven't really progressed and he is still high up (kicking my ribs OUCH! it really hurts!)... so time will tell. I know since this is the first baby that it normally takes longer! I'm very excited tho... and can only hope and pray everything goes as smoothly as possible!

The nursery is FINALLY DONE! I will be taking pictures and getting a nursery tour video up hopefully by the weekend. It has turned out soooo adorable! Cuter than I had even imagined :) LOVE it!

I've been trying to get the rest of the house as clean and organized as I can! I am so big now and it is so hard to do the simplest things, so I really need my husbands help with a lot! Luckily he has been working on the to-do lists that I have thought up and been a big help! We still have a lot to accomplish, but we are getting there day by day! Today I sterilized and washed all the bottles/nipples and just finished organizing and putting away some baby things to help get ready.

I'm excited because my mom is coming up to visit me soon and maybe I can get her to help me make some more freezer meals so we will be all stocked up and ready! We are also planning on walking around and doing some shopping.. and of course getting my FAVORITE.. frozen yogurt! It has been my biggest craving by far! It should be fun to hang out and just relax a little bit! :)

My husband and I are also going on a mini baby moon trip soon! Can't wait! It will be so nice just to get away for an evening and have one last romantic trip before baby arrives!

I've been feeling pretty good.. just tiiiired! Also sore.. and I have been waddling around. Not sleeping much because he is kicking SO much and SO high! It really does hurt now.. he has gotten strong in there!! My last growth ultrasound showed that he weighs approx 6.65ish lbs? Crazy! I still can't believe something.. someONE has grown so much. He is almost ready to meet the world! I can't wait!! Have I mentioned that??? :)

Here are a few photos from the past week or so!

Belly shot from last week!!

Baby Shower Shadow box I put together to hang in his nursery!

Penny got all snuggled up on his changing pad.. guess she wants a diaper change!?

She knows someONE is in there!

Also loving his crib! She is excited!! :)

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Baby Shower! 1.26.14

My Baby Shower was AMAZING!! It was so perfect and beautiful! I loved every second! My mom and my sister did such a great job throwing it... it really took my breath away and brought tears to my eyes!

The theme was hot air balloons w/animals (gotta have animals for a "Noah" right!?) I loved the idea of having animals in the hot air balloons... so when I had my invitations designed I had this done! I chose hot air balloons because that is where my husband proposed and we had also used some in our wedding decor (it just made sense!) Now a baby.. so add some cute animals and wa-la! instant cuteness!

I was the one to get the invitations and make all the prizes and favors, which I loved! I have some videos on my YouTube Channel -QponFairy of the different things I made, mainly using products from my stockpile! But that was all I did..because I HAD to be involved (the party planning lover in me just HAD to do things haha, so they were kind enough to give me some jobs)... everything else was a total surprise.. from the food to the games to the decorations! It was such a special day! I will forever cherish the memories! They did SO much work and spent SO much time! They really put a lot of love into this shower and it really meant the world to me!

Noah is one verrrrrrrry lucky and blessed little boy already! There was so much love! It was so great to see all my family and friends and to be able to celebrate this miracle!

The most AMAZING spinach & artichoke dip (one of my favs) and look @ the adorable little waffle bowls for the fruit! Plus the confetti actually says his name.. NOAH! 

Here are the favors and displays I made for guests to take as they left! Little jars with assorted blue candies and a blue oreo popcorn ball on top as the "balloon". We all jokingly called them blue cheese balls because that's kind how they looked -and boy was it a challenge to get them to stick up straight! 

The crown I wore as I opened my gifts! 

How cute is this toy?!

My friend made me this diaper cake! Isn't is ADORABLE! I wanted to set it up in the nursery, but it fell apart transporting it back home. Guess it is supposed to be used right?! Its sooooo cute! She was so so sweet to make this for me! XOXO

Diaper Jokes! I still haven't peeked at these yet....

Baby clothes were displayed all over the house! I love how they color coordinated them :)

Entry way decorations!

Our "Guestbook"! LOVE!!! I already have a window frame to have this displayed in his nursery!

More adorable decorations! 

Hot air balloon cuteness everywhere!!

Cupcake liners and "Noah" confetti!!!!

Cupcake edible frosting! So cute!

Punch w/lil duckies!!! It was soooo good!

Hot air balloon prizes for the games :)

More adorable baby clothes!

PERFECT SHOWER... in every way!!
Feeling SO loved!


35 WEEKS down, 35 DAYS to go! (2.4.14)

Almost full term!

These weekly updates are less exciting because nothing new is really going on! I'm just getting bigger and feeling SO ready to have this baby already!

I know everyone means well when they say get sleep now! ...but it really doesnt work like that anyway! You can't save up on sleep.. I guess you can try and enjoy it more now? But at this point I don't enjoy it now anyway! He's kicking me so hard up in my ribs and I'm waking up to pee.. etc! No more nights of peaceful sleep for me anyway! haha.. I know it will just get 100000x worse, but it will all be worth it to finally have him in my arms.

I am getting more and more antsy, can you tell?! Time is still going by pretty quickly for me... but maybe not quickly enough haha. I washed all of his cloth diapers and put them away yesterday, which was exciting. It's nice to see everything "ready-ish"?! I'm almost done! I feel organized and ready, but at the same time not at all because we have so many projects around the house to do, and we really need to CLEAN!

Gahhh another contraction as I type this update! I know that these practice ones will be NOTHING in comparison to the REAL deal, but they sure do take my breath away and are getting more and more uncomfy! I think he is still head down (HOPE!) because I feel kicks very high up in my ribs which has been interesting.....  I also feel hiccups very very low!

I have 4 doctors apts next week.. MTWF.. Monday is a growth ultrasound and Wednesday is my actual  OBGYN apt where she will review the results. I pray he is growing and looking healthy!

Guess that's all for this week! 35 weeks down, 35 days to go!!

Penny is loving the new baby gear!

Caught Izzy in the crib this morning! I knew she was sneaking in the nursery!!
Don't worry, bedding will be rewashed and she won't be allowed in the crib when he actually is using it!