Friday, August 29, 2014

39 Week Bumpdate

Baby W is the size of a watermelon! A small one but a watermelon none the less.

This could potentially be my last Bumpdate because my due date is next Wednesday! However, I have a feeling this little girl is in no rush to make her appearance. My doctor checked my cervix this week and I am 1cm dilated and 50% effaced but my uterus is still pretty posterior (tilted back). I know those things can change quickly but I am perfectly okay waiting a bit longer.

DLW asked me this week if I am "ready to get this baby out" and honestly I don't mind being pregnant. What I don't like is knowing she is supposed to come soon but not knowing exactly when that will be.

I am willing to eat pineapple and walk around the block to get this baby out but you won't catch me drinking weird tea or doing any of the other bizarre things the websites suggest.

Weight Gain: Still just 23-25lbs total

Stretch Marks: None. It's a pregnancy miracle.

Movement: She is still moving and grooving in there.

How I'm Feeling: People keep asking if I feel "ready" and I'm not sure how to answer that. I'm not ready to be struggle with the diapers/crying/sleepless nights but I am ready to start the learning process. I haven't had any labor signs or contractions yet. I felt a little achey where my uterus used to be (down low) but only in the middle of the night. My energy level is up but I like to spend most of my time horizontal because I feel like I have to pee when I stand up.

Sleep: DLW was tired of hearing me whine and finally got me the King size bed of my dreams. We are both sleeping 100 times better than we were in our Queen. I wake up maybe once a night and have no aches of pains.
Food: I am still not super interested in food but I had a hankering for Texas Roadhouse this week. Super random.

Workouts: I taught my last preggo BodyPump class on Thursday morning! I will continue to go to OrangeTheory until my water breaks- let's hope it doesn't break on a treadmill.
Maternity Clothes: Nahhh. I have enough comfy clothes that I have no need for maternity clothes right now. I've had that skirt in my Bumpdate pictures since I was 17...

Baby Items: I am OBSESSED with CKW's My First Anywhere Chair from Pottery Barn. We also received a handmade quilt from our friend, De. It is gorgeous!
Best Moment This Week: My "thanks for being awesome at being pregnant" roses from DLW.
Looking Forward To: Either meeting this baby or just celebrating my due date on Wednesday.
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Personalized Gift Idea for Guys

DLW has accomplished a lot recently. Not only did he deploy to Afghanistan but he was accepted into the Army's Green to Gold program, received his Bronze Star Medal, and will soon become a dad. Those are some pretty major accomplishments! I knew I wanted to get him a little something to commemorate this time and let him know just how proud I am of all he has achieved so far.
DLW has used the same monogrammed wallet since I met him and it was on it's last leg. He isn't a huge fan of change so I ordered him the exact same wallet from Things Remembered but changed the font of the monogram- living on the edge.
I wanted to add a personal touch and found this engraved wallet card on Etsy. Now DLW has a constant reminder of how proud I am and will always remember this exciting time!
  • Share a gift idea for a husband or new dad...
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Just Call Me Gus Gus

Gus Gus is my spirit animal.
Not only do our shirts not fit but we also love food.
This week's What I Ate Wednesday has a few home cooked meals and restaurant meals too! Gus Gus would approve.
1. Mini Reese Oreos. The baby and I count as a "family" right?!
2. The yummy spread at my baby shower this passed weekend.
3. Pesto Cavatappi from Noodles & Co.
4. Chik-fil-A wrap
5. I attempted to make homemade mashed red potatoes (like not from a box).
6. Mexican! I haven't wanted Mexican at all during my pregnancy but I wanted it real bad last week. Good big or go home.
7. Perfect turkey burger grilled cheeses.
  • Have you ever made mashed potatoes?
  • What's your favorite Mexican dish?
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Monday, August 25, 2014

Our Fifth and Final Baby Shower

For someone who didn't have any bridal showers, I sure made up for it in baby showers! It sounds crazy that we've have FIVE baby showers but that's what happens when you move every few years. We started with a book shower at my school, then my Richmond shower in June, my family dinner shower and neighborhood joint shower in Ohio in July, and finally a small couples shower here in Colorado Springs.

CKW is a spoiled little thing and we are so fortunate to have generous friends and family who were willing to throw us baby showers all over the country.

My friend Krystie was the perfect hostess for our fifth and final baby shower. She knew I wanted something low key with minimal games and lots of food. She put together the perfect couples barbecue for the friends we've made here.

Pink, turquoise, and monogram perfection!
 We decorated onesies (even the guys)!
 DLW with his decorated onesies.
 A huge thank you to Krystie for hosting and our friends for coming to our baby shower! xoxo

  •  Did you have more than one baby shower or wedding shower?

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