Thursday, June 27, 2013

Catching Up

Yikes, it's been a while.  We need to catch up!  The last few weeks I have had no excuse-I have been nesting pretty hard!  The nursery is coming along well, though.  I debated on whether to post some update pictures, but I think I'm going to wait a while and do a reveal. 

So, it's a girl.  Hurray!  I was pretty shocked that it wasn't a boy.  I really thought I wanted a boy.  And, someday, I do.  I would take a gaggle of them.  Have you met my husband?  If I could have a son just like him, I'd just cry.  All day, every day, of pure joy.  I adore him.  But, knowing I am going to have a wee little girl is just one of the best feelings in the world.  I love my momma.  I hope this little girl loves me like I love my mom!

We went on vaca to Europe with my family at the end of May.  Super fun, loved every minute.  I had been to all of the places we visited (Poland and Czech Republic), but it's been a while and it was so great to see it again with my husband (architecture nerd=in heaven!).  We ate lots of yummy food and saw old stuff, slept in and took naps.  Can't complain!  It was a great vacation!

I haven't done bump updates since I was 19 Weeks!  Yikes!  I was passed out most of week 21 from jet lag, so, sorry!  Here is the recap:
20 Weeks, Warsaw Poland

22 Weeks

23 Weeks

24 Weeks!
Things are going great!  I feel fantastic.  Cannot wait for this girl to get here.
Deets from the last month:
  • She kicks EVERYWHERE, all the time!  I think some of it has to be punches.  It's anywhere from about an inch above my belly button down to my pelvis.  I can definitely tell when she is awake and when she sleeps, when she has "tired" days and her kicks aren't as hard, and when she is a crazy girl and squirming all over the place.  I love to especially feel her roll over.  I don't know why, but I just love it.  If I lay on my back, she usually immediately rolls over.  It's so darn cute!  
  • She (I think) responds to sounds.  She kicks when I talk, when Daniel talks, and when I am sewing.
  • Peeing has pretty much started to be an issue.. and I know, I know, it will get worse.  Mommies always give me that look like, "Oh, so sorry, just wait.  It will get worse" as if it were a bad thing.  I'm sure puddling in the grocery store totally sucks and I have yet to do it, but for now, getting up 6 times a night to pee and having accidents when I sneeze just puts a huge smile on my face.  I am just so thankful for all of the things I get to experience-even just physically-related to pregnancy.  The biggest change I have noticed is that I will be fine, no need to pee, and then all of the sudden- hello- there is going to be an accident if I don't go NOW.  That started week 23.
  • So, I had my belly button pierced when I was 14.  I know, it was dumb.  I don't even like my stomach, so I don't know why I got it in the first place.  Anyway, it ripped out a few months later at volleyball camp while we were doing sprawls.  I've always had a fleshy colored scar, and now it is HUGE.  I feel like one of those balloons that is printed on- you know, when they are deflated, the print is super small and you can't see it, and then blow it up and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  Oh well.  I don't mind it.
  • I have a very faint linea negra from my chest down to my navel.  I am pretty pale, but it's very faint and usually pink.
  • No real food aversions or cravings.  We are pretty obsessed with fruit, and since I have pretty bad heartburn all of the time, I can only drink water (which is a good thing, I know).  Sometimes I am flat sick of water, so I have started having a glass of ice tea once a day.
That's all I got!  All caught up.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

SaSa Blue Design Headbands

Remember Laurisa from this post?
She has the most adorable Etsy Shop-SaSa Blue Design-where she sells super cute headbands.  She sent me one to review and, I have to tell ya, I'm pretty obsessed!

Laurisa is 30-something weeks pregnant with kiddo #2 and she makes 'em seriously cute.  Her and her hubby are working to live debt-free (we both do Dave Ramsey's plan- you need to do this!) and her Etsy shop is one way to do that.
The bands are affordable, not due to low quality, but because she is a mama on a budget and-hey-we all like when we can afford cute things.  And, she gets that. She uses mostly recycled materials- but occasionally will by a cut by the yard, so they are are limited in quantity and unique.  Love that!

Laurisa sent me the Ruffle Mama Band.  It retails for only $8 with $2.80 shipping.  Crazy!  It has just enough stretch to fit my head (and clear my face so I don't smudge makeup!), but it's tight enough to hold down my fine hair and stay put.  This is super important to me- I absolutely cannot wear normal stretch headbands because they pop right off my head.  Maybe my head is shaped funny?  Dunno.  And, believe me-this girl knows how to sew knits.  Me?  Not so much.  Scares me to death.  But she gets it!

Laurisa sells newborn beanies, the Ruffle Mama, the Flower Mama, and my personal fav, the Knot Mama.  How cute is this?

Buy these bands here.
Hurry!  This girl is going to pop with child and have even more limited time!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

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