Friday, March 27, 2015

High Five for Friday: March 27th, 2015

Oooooo Friday!

one // This week was a quick one - probably because I didn't work today.  Woop!  I took the day off to help my mom with shower prep.  I have just a couple of projects to finish up for it and I'm so excited I can't stand it!

two // Speaking of the shower - I PAINTED MY TOE NAILS!  It's only a big deal because I'm 30 weeks and reaching my toes is a real struggle. So I feel like it deserves a party.  And they don't even look half bad!  Totally winning.

three // My moment of panic a couple weeks ago turned out to be productive because this week several items came off my nursery to-do list: Josh's door decal (love it!), my alphabet wall (love it more!), and I have a giant pile of freshly laundered baby clothes thanks to my Grandma! YAY!

four // Two weeks sure does go fast when you're at the doctor that often now.  Wowza!  I can't believe I'm at that point already!  But, excellent news, I was only up 2 pounds in 2 weeks which is SPOT ON where I should be and I feel much, much better.  Gaining 10 pounds and 8 pounds a month was hard to take in  - even if the doctor said it's perfectly healthy and in line with where I should be.  It sure doesn't feel like it!

five //  Eh, that's all I have for this week.  HAPPY WEEKEND!


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Monday, March 23, 2015

29 weeks!

.:.:.: About the Babe :.:.:.
How far along: 29 weeks
Baby is the size of: a Winter Squash!  2.5-3.8 lbs and 15-17 in.
Gender: BOY!
Movement: Definite movement very often now - love it!
Name: We have it! :)


.:.:.: About Mom :.:.:.
Weight gain: +27 pounds. I don't want to talk about it.
Maternity clothes: oh yes!
Stretch marks: Sadly, yes.  But not on my stomach.  Ech.
Belly button in or out: Still borderline.  I can't believe it's not popped yet!  (But that's ok.  I don't like outies that much.  lol)
Wedding rings on or off: On - I'm surprised by this actually, but yay!
Sleep: Eh.
Best moment this week: We started our new member classes at our church (well, they're for me since Josh already is a member of a Lutheran Church), but anyway, the Pastor prayed for babe at the end of our session and it was just the sweetest thing I have ever heard.  I know I pray for babe and Josh does, but to hear it come from someone else and be so heartfelt was just really touching and it almost made me cry.  Stupid hormones.
Buying: NOTHING! AH!  I'm really going to try to hold off for a bit now - my mom is throwing me a shower at the end of the week.  I can not shop for one more week.  I can.  I think.
Miss anything: Sleeping through the night.
Cravings: Ice cream.  I need some.
Queasy or sick: Not this week!
Looking forward to: My shower - eeekkkk!


Friday, March 20, 2015

High Five for Friday: March 20, 2015

March 20thhhhhh?  Already????  How does that happen?!

one // On Monday, Ranger and I were a party of 2 (see #2) so we celebrated a beautiful 60 degree day with our first froyo of the year.  He loves Tahitian Vanilla just as much as a I do.  Of course, I think he'd really love it if he knew how much better it was with toppings, but we won't share that news with him.  ;)

two // Anyone thinking this photo looks familiar?  Ah, yes.  Well as it turns out, we can't quite shake the military life and Josh reenlisted on Monday.  Call him crazy, but the Army does something to you that can't quite be explained and well, here we are!  I will say that the decision to join the second time was infinitely harder than the one he/we made 8 years ago.  Somehow at 18 it's much easier to shout Hooah and sign the dotted line.  (I'm kidding - I've never heard him shout Hooah.)  We went around and around for a couple months on this decision, always settling on "I can't believe we're doing this again."  He's just doing three years this time (for now), so we have every finger and toe crossed that drill and AT are all we have to deal with, but obviously we're fully aware deployment could be on the horizon.

Crazy how you make all these plans for your life and God does with you what he will anyway.  Two years ago, as Josh was getting out, if you had told me he'd be back in I'd have laughed you silly.  Shows how much I know.

three //  Tuesday was Ranger's first day at doggie day care!  We're thinking he will have to be boarded when we have the baby in June, so we're trying to get him acclimated early to the day care environment.  Plus, he has a fear of being alone and tends to eat the house when we leave him, so it will be really nice to have a place to leave him if we need to spend a day doing whatever now and then.

I was really worried about how he would do - he doesn't exactly love certain dogs (namely the large and energetic kind) - but turns out he rocked it.  I'm hoping doggie day care will be good for keeping his old soul young.  For now, we're planning a couple days a month so he's familiar should we have to leave him a couple days overnight, but if he really loves it or we see a big (positive) change in his behavior, we might send him more often.  :)  It was just so cute to see how happy he was at the end of the day when we picked him up.  #ProudMomStatus

four // Speaking of baby, the countdown is at 11 weeks.  11.

five // Also, one week until my shower.  Eeeeekkkk!

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Crocheted Hats

It's been, oh, a month now since I finished these cuties, but I wanted to show them off anyway.  I was attempting to learn to crochet baby hats - but I think these turned out pretty good!  My first hat was not so great, but then I tried these two for my bestie's kids and I kind of love them.

I'm just about the world's slowest crocheter, so even though these have been done for over a month now, the one I started after this for my own baby is still halfway done.  As a result, I don't think he'll be getting half the hats I planned to make him, but maybe I can still crank out a few cute ones before he arrives.  We shall see.

Anyway, here's the hats I made for the babes:


I didn't realize how bad this photo is, but TA - DA!  I'm totally in love with the colors on this hat.  And that flower?  Yes, please!  It took me as long as the hat did, but it turned out so cute!


This one was for the older brother.  I was playing with poms.  It turned out kind of floppy, but I think that made it cute.  :)

All in all they were pretty simple.  If you're interested, I used this website to teach myself to crochet (it was really pretty easy).  I used this tutorial for the hats, just adding in a line or two of colored yarn. I got the flower pattern here.  The pom was from a YouTube video, which I lamely did not save.  And if you're like really into it, here's my Pinterest board with all the project I want to do!  (HA! HA! HA!)

I realized, when writing this post, I never did share my baby blanket that I finished like three months ago, so I'll be back with that to share at some point.  Hopefully soon!  :)

Monday, March 16, 2015

Bump Date: 28 weeks!

.:.:.: About the Babe :.:.:.
How far along: 28 weeks
Baby is the size of: a Winter Squash!  2.5-3.8 lbs and 15-17 in.
Gender: BOY!
Movement: Definite movement very often now - love it!
Name: We have it! :)


.:.:.: About Mom :.:.:.
Weight gain: +27 pounds. I don't want to talk about it.
Maternity clothes: oh yes!
Stretch marks: Sadly, yes.  But not on my stomach.  Ech.
Belly button in or out: Still borderline.  I can't believe it's not popped yet!  (But that's ok.  I don't like outies that much.  lol)
Wedding rings on or off: On - I'm surprised by this actually, but yay!
Sleep: Eh.
Best moment this week: I got my first couple of shower gifts!  Oh it's so exciting!
Buying: NOTHING! AH!  I'm really going to try to hold off for a bit now - my mom is throwing me a shower at the end of the month.  I can not shop for two weeks.  I can.  I think.
Miss anything: Sleeping through the night.
Cravings: Well we talked about those on Friday, so I'm going to leave it at that.
Queasy or sick: Not this week!  Acid Reflux though?  Absolutely insane.  I will be birthing Chewbacca, I'm pretty sure.
Looking forward to: Getting the nursery furniture soon! AH!

Friday, March 13, 2015

High Five for Friday: March 13, 2015

Friday the 13th... again!?  I feel like we JUST had one of these.  Oh, we did.  My calendar in the kitchen still says so in pink and white.  Mightttttt be time to change that over to March, huh?

one // We visited our Friends in Clarkston last weekend and THEY HAD GIRL SCOUTS AT KROGER.  Cue angels and heavenly music.  So I bought a few boxes.  Between Josh and I there mighttttt only be one box left now.  Oops!  But no worries because the Grand Rapids Girl Scouts are selling theirs starting this week?  Next week?  SUPER SOON!  YAY COOKIES!  Also, I passed my glucose test, so that means cookies are free game, yes?  Right.  I thought so too.  ;)

two // Josh and I have this "thing."  Before we moved to Grand Rapids, we had a little diner in our hometown that we loved going to.  It was delicious and exactly what you'd expect a mom and pop diner to be like.  Surrounded by 80+ year olds and fried food is our favorite place to be.  So, we wanted to find somewhere like that in GR.  It wasn't until this past week that we finally did!

If you're looking for the world's most random pregnancy story, here it is.  Nothing makes sense when you're pregnant.  Nothing.  

Case and point:  We were watching The Office reruns Monday night.  And it was the one where Jan breaks up with Michael, so all the guys go to the Japanese Steakhouse with him.  Of course I was like, Mmmmm, Japanese steakhouseeeeee.  But it wasn't motivating enough to get me off the couch.  It did, however, make me hungry.  Then the show cut from the steakhouse to the lunchroom where someone (Kevin?) was eating friend chicken.  Which, naturally, made me crave fish and chips.  Bad.  It took about 20 minutes of Googling to find a place that served Tilapia (because I have to be anal about getting the low mercury fish. I can't just go with it).  Turns out, the perfect mom and pop restaurant is 2 miles down the road.  We walked in to a room filled with 80+ year olds and we were like, "This is it.  This is our diner."  And now, life is complete.

three // And while I'm on the topic, let's just keep this little food chain going here and talk about beer cheese and pretzels.  Tuesday night, I got a sudden craving for these from a brewhouse in Spring Lake that makes the most amazing ones I've EVER had.  But Spring Lake is a thirty minute drive and on a week night, it really just didn't seem worth it.  But I mentioned how bad I wanted them to Josh on my way home from work and guess what?  When I got home he was making these.  And they were heavenly.  I'm going to keep him.

four // I've now outed myself and I'm sure no one wonders why I've gained so much weight already.  Cravings are legit people.  But, for what it's worth, I was very well behaved the rest of the week and we didn't really have any junk food (minus the aforementioned cookies), so that makes it seem better.  Right?  Right?  

Never mind.  I don't even care.  Good food trumps all.

five // On a non-food related note (Oh you're still here?  Excellent.) my parents are coming to town this weekend!  We've been running around a lot on the weekends, so it will be nice to stay home and have visitors!  Mom and I are tackling some DIY shower decorations a la my house warming party decorations and I can't wait.  :)  They're going to be so cute!

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Bump Date: 27 Weeks

.:.:.: About the Babe :.:.:.
How far along: 27 weeks
Baby is the size of: a Papaya!  1.5-2.2 lbs and 13-15 in.
Gender: BOY!
Movement: Definite movement very often now - love it!
Name: We have it! :)


.:.:.: About Mom :.:.:.
Weight gain: +19 pounds. Oh man.  We'll see Thursday how much worse that has gotten.
Maternity clothes: oh yes!
Stretch marks: Sadly, yes.  But not on my stomach.  Ech.
Belly button in or out: Borderline.  It's still starting to pop a little - but we're hanging in there!
Wedding rings on or off: On - I'm surprised by this actually, but yay!
Sleep: Sleep?  What is sleep?
Best moment this week: Hitting the third tri!  YAY!  Also, I found Girl Scout cookies at Kroger.  Be still my beating heart.
Buying: NOTHING! AH!  I'm really going to try to hold off for a bit now - my mom is throwing me a shower at the end of the month.  I can not shop for three weeks.  I can.  I think.
Miss anything: Sleeping through the night.
Cravings: BLTs.  Mmmmmmmmm.
Queasy or sick: Not this week!
Looking forward to: Getting the nursery furniture soon! AH!