Half Way There!

 

I’ve been slacking a little bit… ooopsies!

Baby R-001Weekly Update:

Total weight gain/loss: 11-12 pounds – not horrendous, but definitely hard to accept that GAINING weight is GOOD.
Maternity clothes? Nope…and I still haven’t bought new jeans. Seriously…stop procrastinating, Yana!
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep: Sleeping like a baby
Best moment this week: The past two weeks have been great…no complaints besides adjusting to a growing bump.
Have you told family and friends: Yes!
Miss Anything? Nope … super content :)
Movement: The babe definitely says hi at least once a day, but only when I’m laying down and paying attention.
Food cravings: Loving me some navel oranges. I’m actually eating one right now!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope..but still haven’t made the decision to get back to chicken.
Have you started to show yet: Yup!
Gender prediction: Our little man.
Labor Signs: Nope
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Very happy! Still snappy, but I think Nick has gotten used to it 🙂
Looking forward to: I can’t wait till Nick feels the babe too!

Auld Lang Syne 2013

Happy New Year everyone! 

We took it easy this year and spent it at home with family.

New Years 2013-001Ate good food….

New Years 2013

…played fun games, and welcomed the new year with some fabulous champagne {I only had a sip}. All in all, a fabulously cozy and wonderful farewell to 2012.

Of course, Nick was lucky enough to get a pre new year kiss from Tessa…

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2012 was definitely an eventful one… Married my best friend and the love of my life! * Started a new job * Celebrated many wonderful weddings and welcomed two sisters-in-law to the family * Met and instantly fell in love with our little nephew, Braxton * Announced to everyone we are expecting our own little bundle in May!

I really can’t complain!

Fare well 2012, Bonjour 2013! This year is going to be wonderful. I can’t wait to live it!

 

SURPRISE!!!

baloonsWhat a great husband I have! He threw me the most fabulous SURPRISE 30th birthday party a girl could ever ask for! And I was genuinely surprised!!

booI had such a great time and it definitely made turning 30 hurt a little bit less! Plus, I love my family and friends..and this just gave us another reason to all hang out together!!

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It’s very rare that we get one of these pics in, so I’m really happy that all of my girls were able to be at my party!

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Thanks, love, for throwing such an awesome party and for being such a great person in my life! I couldn’t imagine spending it with anyone else but you!

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Week 19

 

I now have an heirloom tomato inside of me! What a funny looking fruit!

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Weekly Update:

Total weight gain/loss: I’ve decided it’s silly to weigh myself….only because I don’t like the number going up! haha
Maternity clothes? Nope…but it’s about that time that I start shopping for some new jeans. Any suggestions for the best maternity brand? Word is AG kicks butt.
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep: Sleeping like a baby
Best moment this week: Having time off from work!
Have you told family and friends: Yes!
Miss Anything? Nope … super content :)
Movement: The babe definitely says hi at least once a day, but only when I’m laying down and paying attention.
Food cravings: I’m still on a fruit kick…although I sure had a lot of unhealthy sweets in the past week or two.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope..I may even go back to eating chicken. Poor little guys!
Have you started to show yet: Yup, although I still think I look like a fatso rather than a pregnant chick.
Gender prediction: WE KNOW!!! WE KNOW!!!! IT’S A BOY!!!!!!!!
Labor Signs: Nope
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Very happy! But I sure do snap pretty quickly! Sorry babe 😉
Looking forward to: Really really feeling the babe move and I can’t wait till Nick feels the babe too!

Merry Christmas!

It’s been a busy 7 days for me (and everyone else, I’m sure!). The holidays sure know how to take up a bunch of your time. And I LOVE it! If I could do what I did in this time span for the rest of my life, I’d die one happy girl.

Here are some fun things I worked on for the holidays…

Chocolate-Dipped Candy Cane Stirrers 

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Wedding Invitation Ornaments

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Homemade Organic Peppermint Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

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Fun Christmas Present Wrapping

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Christmas Eve Dinner –  Orange Glazed Chilean Sea Bass with Dill, Cucumber & Orange Champagne Relish

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Merry Christmas (a few days too late) everyone! I hope you all had a lovely holiday. Big Kiss!