Watch our babies grow

Lilypie Third Birthday tickers Lilypie Maternity tickers

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Celebrating Lyla Rae

I am almost 34 weeks pregnant and as the time is getting closer to my sweet girl getting here, I cannot help but think about how much I love her already and how much everyone else loves her already.

 This past weekend I got to travel home (with the help of my wonderful Aunt Vickie and Mom and Dad) to celebrate precious Lyla. The weekend was just perfect! I woke up Saturday morning to my mom asking to spend just a few minutes just the two of us. Little did I know, she had been working on a very special gift for Lyla ever since we found out she was a girl. We went outside to rock on the porch and she gave me a book called "Why a daughter needs a mother". She had written a very special note to both of us in there. As if that weren't enough to start the water works, she then presented me with a pink blanket that she had knitted. First of all, my mom has JUST started this new hobby of knitting and I was more than impressed at how amazing this little blanket looked. Second of all, my parents always talk about bringing ME home from the hospital in a pink blanket. My mom said that now the legacy can live on. I couldnt control the tears and emotions. It was such a special gift and such a special moment with my mom. We took some pictures, but both of us were crying so much, I decided not to post them..haha.

After a while, it was time for the shower. I was so overwhelmed at how many of my dearest friends and family came to celebrate this new life. We had such a great time and Lyla got sooooo many things. We got a lot of our big stuff-car seats, high chair, bouncey, and of course the stroller.
When we got married, Jeff so desperately wanted a flat screen tv. Now that we are having a baby, he has wanted nothing but this stroller. It is pretty awesome-I'm not going to lie. It is a jogging stroller and even has a place where we can plug in our iphones and listen to music through the speakers near the handle. Haha.

The beautiful wreath my Stephie made for us

Just the start of all the wonderful gifts!

Aunt Vickie's famous red velvet balls 

And what shower is complete without yummy food???

I cannot thank everyone enough for loving on us during this time! I love you all so much!!!

ps. I just had to share this picture. Our moms were pregnant with us at the same time and took this exact same fun to be pregnant together (both of us having little girls...maybe they will follow in our footsteps!)

Monday, May 2, 2011

30 Weeks...WOOHOO!

Size of baby: According to my pregnancy app, Lyla is almost 3 lbs this week. Feels like a lot more though!

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I don't think that I am going to admit how much I have gained anymore...sorry! haha. But thankfully, I am still within healthy boundaries! From here on out I am expected to gain a pound a week. 

Maternity Clothes: YES! I still wear my regular pants with my belly band and can only wear maternity shirts at this point. I have also started getting into Jeff's closet to wear some of his tshirts and shorts.  

Gender:Still a beautiful little girl:)

Movement: This girl moves all the time. If there is every a day when I don't feel her kick or move as much, all I have to do is eat a strawberry and she goes crazy!!! Girl loves fruit!

Sleep: Not good at all. I am exhausted, but can't seem to sleep well because of my back pain. Only 10 more weeks:)

What I miss: Sleep and comfort. My ribs and back are in pain constantly, but it is so worth it to be carrying our baby girl! This week, I have also missed my hubby. He went to ATL for a conference. It has really made me realize all the he does for me-like clean up doggie throw up. That was rough this week...
Cravings: Still love fruit the most! I also eat a lot of carrots and ranch, egg and cheese biscuits from Hardees, and salads. 

Symptoms: back pain, rib pain, acne, swollen feet, and a serious case of "the dropsies" 

Best Moment This Week:  Winning the grand prize diaper bag at our child birth class last week:) It was loaded with wipes, baby toys, frames, candles, bibs, etc. We also got Lyla's crib today!!! Pics to come soon!!! I am so happy with her nursery! Oh and I got an amazing massage (thanks of my sweet hubby!) I wish I could go every week to have my back rubbed like that...
Jeff at our child birth class...demonstrating all that goes into getting an epideral

YAY for winning the loaded diaper bag!! The pictures of me sitting down are not flattering at all...but I was very proud of us for winning:)