Tuesday, April 24, 2012

17 Weeks

April 24, 2012
Week 17
Pregnancy Highlights: 
Baby Size: 5 inches onion 5 (or more) oz
Maternity Clothes: Nope and Hope to Avoid for as long as possible
Stretch Marks: Nope and Hope to Avoid
Gender Predictions:  Sticking with girl still
Movement: Yes just random flutters but nothing regular.  Last night was the first “big” one and look forward to more
Sleep: Still not too bad but just lots of tossing and turning and back aches
What I Miss: Iowa hard to be away and not be able to experience this everyday journey with our families
Food Cravings:  VEGGIES, chicken wraps (Patricks chicken wrap in Iowa which I can’t have), pickles, cheese, Juice(struggling with water but doing good with Gatorade and lemonade)
Food Aversions: Over this I think EXCEPT still not liking to ‘cook’ meat
Symptoms:  Just achey can’t sit in a position to long before tailbone, back, or sides hurt.
Weight Gain: still in my normal fluctuating weight of 5lbs and have not been 1lb more
Emotions: No crazy prego lady this week at least
Belly Button: INNY
Best Moment this week:  really enjoying the facebook October mommies group and going through this experience together
What I’m looking forward to: FRIDAY- Dr appointment and the mother in law will be in town can’t wait to hear the heartbeat again
What I’m NOT looking forward to: Body getting even more uncomfortable BUT not going to complain because I do know this is the best blessing I could ever ask from God and I am so grateful that I am able to carry this child inside of me as they grow and develop.
Milestone: Baby can now swallow, suck, and blink
Labor signs: 23 more weeks
Week  17 Picture:

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

16 weeks

April 17, 2012
Week 16
Pregnancy Highlights
Baby Size: 4-5 inches Avocado 3-5 oz
Maternity Clothes: Nope and Hope to Avoid for as long as possible; I did buy a belly band but don’t need it yet
Stretch Marks: Nope and Hope to Avoid
Gender Predictions: Girl--- thoughts of maybe a boy is still in my mind though
Movement: Flutters have began and I love it  15 weeks 4 days
Such an odd feeling can’t wait for kicks to share the feeling with the hubby
Sleep: Still waking with sore back/neck but sleeping fine
Food Cravings: Waffles (have had one every morning), tacos (taco bell supreme tacos YUMMINESS), pickles, crackers and cheese -----Appetite seems to be increasing like crazy!!
Food Aversions: hate COOKING meat makes me gaggy but eating meat doesn’t bother me
Symptoms: minor constipation, achy tummy, headaches here and there
Weight Gain: still in my normal fluctuating weight of 5lbs and have not been 1lb more
Emotions: Much less crazy this week
Belly Button: INNY
Best Moment this week:  Registering for baby, Hair cut/colored, pedicure, baby movement, and Rocky getting back from a weekend in Iowa!!!
What I’m looking forward to: Baby kicks –movement has made me even more anxious
Dr Appointment to hear heartbeat again 10 more days
Gender day 4 weeks
Milestone: Flutters beginning and Baby Registry Done
 Labor signs: 24 more weeks
Week 16 Picture     

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Weekend ALONE Recap

SO the hubs headed to Iowa for the weekend to surprise his younger brother for his big fight this weekend

(hopefully this link works ---I HONESTLY need to attend a class to learn how to be a fancy blogger for your entertainment, however, this gets what I need done aka venting and posting my life events to look back upon someday so sorry for being non-fancy ha ha)

ANYWAYS---He was very surprised and I am so glad that the hubs got to go home and see all of the family and enjoy some "real" time again. "Real" time you might ask, What the heck???
But our "real" life is in Iowa ...Our hearts are there, our love is there, ALL our family is there, and we want to be there more then anything!!! 16 more months until we officially will be out of the army and headed home (maybe not completely unattached from the service world aka reserves BUT being with our friends and family is where we need to be and to be completely honest I am proud of my soldier from not wanting to give up his service completely but even more proud of him that he is willing (his wants are involved too) to go back to Iowa where he will make his wife a hundred percent more fulfilled

SO without me even saying you can assume how sad and jealous I was that he was getting to go back to Iowa for the weekend (he really wanted to take me and I will get my chance in June which can NOT come fast enough)
1.) Got my hair cut and colored--it has been 6 months and my hair was way over due to say the least PLUS I am obsessed with coloring my hair I have had every color and waiting this long aka being poor has been killing me
Before: dont judge I said it was bad!!!!

3 inches be gone and not a faded red nasty color later=

It is a ton shorter (to me it feels that way I know in reality it isn't a huge difference) 
I love it and its the first person in Tx to do my hair so over all I was happy with it and it looks a lot healthier

2. Babysat for two dogs for my girlfriend who was out of town for a wedding ---Yappy Little Things hahaha

3. Pedicure---Much needed and the massage was best part as always!! Refreshed and Relaxing

4. Church : about fear ...man do I wish the hubs had attended that service with me.  Our Pastor directed a lot of the service towards men and their thinking of providing for families as top priority! Which effects decisions for the future  (missing out bc of fear)  instead of relying on our Father who will always provide and who knows our problems before we even realize/pray about them.  A great lesson! The next 7 weeks are all about life directed lessons (aren't they always) 

and man oh man do I feel a whole lot better and a bit more relaxed
EVEN though it was not a fun experience to do alone
I didnt want the hubs to go, I had reasoning, but I did ask to make sure he didn't "want" to but was really not wanting him to go as i knew it would just add stress to me
1. he is a bit impatient and I knew it would take a long while with lots of decisions and lets just say i'm pretty darn indecisive!
2. wedding registry he HAD to have the "gun"---as funny and comical as the event was it was not going to be as funny when it came to the needs of our baby hahaha

I wished that my Mom was here to help more then ever!!!!! I know everything can be changed, deleted, added BUT it was the fact that it suppose to be a really special event : One that my mom wouldn't have missed if we where even remotely close in distance : One I never dreamed I would have done without her
However I know that I am a big girl and I really need to just get use to it because being in Tx has brought and will bring a ton more events like this that I dreamed she would be a part of and cant (like maybe possibly the delivery I hope she makes it but its unpredictable who knows if it will happen that way)
Saying lots of prayers and I know that I will have God and the Father of my child right by my side and I shouldn't ask for anything more as I am already more then blessed

pick the hubster up at the air port in the morning cant wait to squeeze and love on him
funny how just a few days makes you go insane without one another

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Week 15

April 10, 2012
Week 15
Pregnancy Highlights: 
Baby Size: 4.5 in 2 or 3 oz Navel Orange
Maternity Clothes: Nope and Hope to Avoid for as long as possible
Stretch Marks: Nope and Hope to Avoid
Gender Predictions:  I am so torn ---I really do not think that I have that mother intuition that people talk about! I think I am going to stay with Girl though for now
Movement: Not Yet
Sleep: is good –side to side to other side to other side –pee in middle of night—and wake with minor back aches
Nothing to major or anything to complain about
What I miss: Not having all these wild crazy dreams
Food Cravings: 1st weird one I think –Pickles wrapped in cheese (but the hubby likes it so maybe not SO weird)
Crackers, pizza, Panda Express, Ice Cream
Food Aversions:  Becoming less and less
Symptoms:  Had a few rough past days but doing much better now.  Back to normal and feeling good, No more dizzy spells/weakness/No energy/Overall all very sick feeling all day for three days
Weight Gain: still in my normal fluctuating weight of 5lbs
Emotions:  Overall good –occasional crazy moments but I have learned to Embrace them and I think the hubby is too
Belly Button: INNY
Best Moment this week: Feeling better after the few crappy days (they where nearly miserable), Easter; getting a package from my mom with books, candy, AND baby hawkeye gear for baby foster

Hubby plans to bring baby home in Hawks gear!!!
What I’m looking forward to: Movement ;) could start as early as next week
Labor signs: 25 more weeks
Week 15 Pictures:


Nala is loving cuddling up with baby ---always cuddles on mommies tummy but I think she is really enjoying the extra padding!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter Weekend Recap

So the hubs 4 day weekend turned into a three day weekend BOO!!!
He got called into work for 24 hour duty today however the weekend was a good weekend while it lasted
But at least he is working with a guy he actually likes his company and not someone else, always a benefit to helping the time go by faster.  We met for his lunch break and I am going to take him in some dinner tonight too so I am glad I get to see him!

We did a lot of grilling which was planned and all turned out amazing cant wait to do more this week before he leaves me for the weekend!!!

Some Pictures to make you Drool: 

It was such a good Friday night after Good Friday Service and really made us miss Iowa and the bonfires (the grill was hardly a bonfire hahah), camping trips, lakes, marshmallows, hot dogs, all the above with friends and family but the night was as perfect as it could get! The hubby Had a few Templeton Ryes!!
Was a Great Night Together and I Truly am Blessed To Have Him in My Life!


Got these puppies in the mail finally and I am so so so happy ---Only wished I had one in every color :) 
P.s. It was cheaper to Order for all you Tom lovers I found a $5 off coupon online which eliminated shipping costs ---and for all you people who don't know about Toms you should PROBABLY invest you don't know what your missing out on!! The little Toms are darling I might add!

The countdown is on.... OK its been on ---
5 more weeks 
Got my girlfriend Jess a baby gift (she is having a little girl within the next couple weeks) and cant help but state that girls are MUCH more fun to shop for SO SO SO much cute stuff on the clearance racks compared to the boys racks!! 

Easter wasnt quite a typical Easter for us --but a holiday away from all the family is never "typical" but we make due!!
Church was so packed that we where in an overflow room upstairs watching the service on a big screen!  The service was great and I walked away feeling even more blessed then I did before!! There where some amazing stories told both Friday/Sunday and I couldn't help but analyze my life with an overwhelming feeling of grace and love! Our God Is So Good! Without Him We Are Nothing!!
We finished off our Easter with some lots of cleaning and lounging (watching a movie, reading, and hubs doing homework)

Happy Monday To All!


Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Friday!!!

I am looking forward to the long weekend with the Hubs as he had Today off as well as Monday off too!!!
We went grocery shopping today got a whole butt load of yummy-ness!! We are going to be putting the new grill to good work and what else I love about grill cooking IS---The hubs does the cooking :) and its an easier clean up for me USUALLY!!! (he is a very messy cook actually he is a messy everything when it comes to food hahah But I wont complain because the food is usually worth it!!)

Happy Weekend
Happy Good Friday
Happy Easter

Thursday, April 5, 2012

1 YEAR down many more to come

Rocky and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary yesterday and I must say it is crazy to think it was a year ago that we made the commitment to one another for life!!!
I would go back and do it again and again and again and again
One of the best decisions and life changing events of my life

waking up to a text:
"Happy Anniversary! cant believe we have been married one whole year!! First of many to come...looking forward to growing old with you"
Well that can only start to explain to you how lucky of a girl I am!!!
My husband truly does have the sweetest side and knows how to make me feel so special

He got a grill  :) kinda a combo of anniversary and birthday present (april 29th) as well as a bottle of Templeton Rye that my mom snuck down to me (made in Iowa and they don't ship to Texas)
And I got a pair of red toms :)!!!! LOVEEEE and some Panda Express (that may have been more for baby then me but my taste buds sure did enjoy it!!!)

This will be our one and only anniversary without a third member of our family :)
less then 6 weeks till we get to find out the gender of our baby
and I have been watching Gender Revealing Youtube videos and crying !!! hahahah Im so excited to find out

P.s. I dont think I have said this yet BUT all the silly Gender tests that we have done so far = GIRL!!!!!!!!
and I have caught Hubs referring to baby as she/girl more often then not lately ....SCORE

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

14 weeks

April 3, 2012
Week 14
Pregnancy Highlights: 
Baby Size: 3.1 in. Lemon
Maternity Clothes: Nope and Hope to Avoid for as long as possible
Stretch Marks: Nope and Hope to Avoid
Gender Predictions: Girl- We did a lot of silly home gender tests and looked up all the different calendars –ALL INDICATING GIRL
And my dad guessed girl (he always seems to be right)
Movement: No but excited for this to change
Sleep: been having headaches last few nights when I go to bed –NO FUN
What I miss: not getting up to pee in the middle of the night
Food Cravings: ice cream, cheese, pizza, tacos
Food Aversions: Still having lots of things that don’t sound appetizing at all or sound good until I smell or take a bite
Symptoms: Still pretty sleepy but other wise feeling GREAT!!! and enjoying being pregnant
Weight Gain: still in my normal fluctuating weight
Belly Button: INNY
Best Moment this week:  1. WE CAN PAINT BABIES ROOM (got okay from the town house owners)
2. Lady at my Husbands appointment noticed my bump and said something about me being prego!!! –I am getting out of the “fatty zone” hahahah YAYY that was so fun to talk to a complete stranger about it J I am sure it will get annoying after awhile but for now I’m EXCITED
What I’m looking forward to: Getting my hair colored!!! And Our one year anniversary! (last one without baby celebrating with us)
Reading more baby books–I have started finding some great books and I can’t wait to dig into them
Milestone: getting out of fatty stage
Labor signs: 26 more weeks
Week 14 Picture:


We had a GREAT weekend best one the two of us have had together in awhile and I enjoyed every minute of it!!
1. We went to the fort bliss widesales and got some GREAT deals at the garage sales!  AS WELL as bought our first baby items.

  • Dresser-for our closet
  • Rocky got a pair of shorts
  • Rocky got two movies and we got a movie for baby
  • Sac of newborn diapers
  • Sac of neutral color onsies, hat, and couple pair of pants
  • dishwasher basket for bottles
ALL FOR $16 dollars!!!!! :)

2.  We got offered Military housing last week and after weighing all the pros and cons about getting out of our town home lease and the unexpected and unknowns of the new house we decided that we where going to just stay put WHICH I GUESS made us realize weather we like that or not this is "home" for the next 17 months and we started to do some stuff around it that we had talked about doing for awhile as well as starting to make room for baby :)

3. We get to Paint!!!! :) after making this decision we went in and asked the office what there policy was about painting and as long as we paint it back to a pretty neutral beige color before we move out its no problem.  I AM SO EXCITED!!!! (i'm not so sure the hubs is and i'm trying to not get to carried away however the fact that I will at least get to paint my nursery is beyond exciting to me)

4. Belly is growing!!!! :) which makes me excited to know baby is growing too!

5. We stopped at a few Goodwills and we got 9 baby books for $12 another steal!! :)

6. We have started to plan my baby showers!! My Sister is going to do our size, Rocky's Aunt is going to do one for their side, and my amazing two friends are going to do a mail shower for all my girlfriends.  I am so thankful and excited for all of this!!! ONLY getting to be home for a week it will be nice to not fill three of those days with showers as excited as I am to celebrate them all!! ALSO excited that I will only be 24 weeks and not 34 and HUGE EVERYWHERE  ha ha :) that isnt the plan by 34 weeks but you just never know with the toddler size baby we are probably going to have (we where both in the 8lb + when we where born)

Do you guys have any cute themes ideas for baby showers that you have attended and LOVED? or that you did for your babies?

Recap Family VIsit













I took a thousand more pictures and had a hard time narrowing it down to these millions that I posted hahahah You can tell we had A TON of fun and I wish it never would have ended!!! We went to Jungle Jaxs, The Zoo, PetSmart to get all sorts of fish for our big tank (everyone got to pick out one and we ended up coming home with 18 hahah), Went on walks and ended at the park almost every time, laid out and caught some rays at while boys played and ran around at the park, I stole every moment of cuddle time that I could get, We ate out at Fudruckers and made lots of good home cooked meals, Went bowling, and got DQ more then once!!!, watched some movies (boys fav is Beethoven right now), Went shopping at the outlet Mall, and played in the water falls on ft bliss!!!