Friday, August 15, 2014

Same Dress, Different Shower!

So last weekend my fabulous girlfriends in Spokane threw me a baby shower.  I had planned on wearing a long navy blue dress, but when I put it on I realized it was a bit see-through and made me feel about 500 pounds (not the look I was going for). Luckily my favorite striped dress came to the rescue (again!).

This was such a fun shower. The decorations looked like they belonged on Pinterest, the food was delicious, and the company was great. It was so wonderful to catch up with these gals during such a happy time.

As you can see, this baby girl is already feeling lots and lots of love. We are so fortunate! 


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Baby Shower #1!

We have been blessed with family and friends that have showered us with love, prayer, and gifts during this special time. Way back in June baby girl was thrown her first shower by good friends of my parents. Family members and childhood friends were there. It was surreal and wonderful! Simple games were played and strawberry short cake (my favorite) was served. It was a great party and one that we will always remember (especially thanks to all the adorable clothes our little gal will be wearing now!). 

Details about shower #2 coming soon...


Friday, August 8, 2014

Just a few more...

I can't resist. Here are a few more pictures from our time on the Coast. I want to go back!

Have a happy weekend! 


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A trip to the Oregon Coast.

Last weekend we met up with some dear college friends on the Oregon coast for a weekend of beach combing, ice cream (hooray for the Tillamook Cheese factory!), good conversation, and simple relaxation. It was fantastic. This trip also allowed Dudley to finally experience the ocean...and no surprises here...he LOVED it. I think the three of us (soon to be 4!) could easily adjust to coastal living.


Monday, July 28, 2014

A special moment with the cousins.

The other day I got to cuddle with my 3 (almost 4) week old nephew. And wouldn't ya know it...he gave his cousin a little jab (through my poor belly) with his elbow and our energetic daughter elbowed him right back. The cousins are already playing together! I can't wait for them to meet in October.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Happy Birthday to my bearded love...

Today is Cowboy's birthday. Not only is he one year older, his beard has never been bigger. I'm so happy I get to celebrate this bearded man today.

The man that makes me laugh when I've got the hangries while out to lunch...

The man that I love playing games with...

The man that takes care of me and Dudley...

And the man that holds our precious new nephew with such care and love that I can't wait for him to hold our daughter...

Happy Birthday Cowboy. I love you more and more each day.


Monday, July 21, 2014

Pregnancy Post: Weeks 20-27

I'm still playing catch up with the pregnancy posts! I've been writing weekly letters for our baby girl, but for the blog I've decided to just summarize some of the least while I'm still getting caught up!

Weeks 20-27: The rest of the second trimester! 

Events: We took a trip to Spokane and introduced the baby (bump style) to many of our dear friends,  we started the baby registry (fun and overwhelming!), I finished up my last day of work (at least until September), we had our first baby shower with family friends (more on that later!),  we set up the main parts of the nursery, I started a prenatal water class, and we took a trip to Victoria for our anniversary!

How much she’s grown: During this time she grew from the size of a banana (about 10 inches long and weighing in at 10.5 ounces) to the size of a head of cauliflower (14.5 inches long and a whopping 2 pounds!).

Movement: At 20 weeks I mainly felt her movements pretty low and to the left. At 27 weeks I could feel her movements all over…kicks and rolls and swooshes.  She especially loves to dance in the middle of the night!

Sleep: This has been a struggle. Hip pain and trips to the bathroom have been the trend. All sorts of pillow arrangements and pregnancy pillows have been used with occasional success. Fortunately, I’ve become better at taking naps (and I have the time to take them!)

Symptoms: A few headaches, hip aches, stretching pains, shortness of breath, and the return of a little nausea and fatigue (noooo!).

What I’ve loved so far: watching this belly grow and grow, feeling her kick, debating names, picking out items for the nursery, and dreaming about our future with our little gal!



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