24 weeks

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Wow it has been a crazy last couple of weeks. Last week I went back to my home town to celebrate my sisters bachelorette party. We had so much fun and I have so many pictures to share but we will save that for another post. On top of that I got to see one of my best friends Kirsten who just got back from Rome and I hadn't seen in over 6 months. Let me tell you this pregnant girl can still hang with the best of them. We partied till 3 am for my sisters bachelorette party and then I went out the next night and go my dance on with Kirsten. Of course I was DD both nights but I had the most fun I have had in a long time, not to mention I didn't have to worry about not feeling good the next morning. SCORE 

On Thursday Kirsten and I spend ALL DAY shopping and I finally found a swimsuit. Needless to say there was lots of laughs along the way but it all worked out. Found the suit pictured below at Victorias Secrets. 

Baby girl is now taking tumbling lessons, at least that is what it looks and feels like. She is moving around like crazy and pushing whatever body party she can at the time up against the most uncomfortable spots. I thought the tiny kicks were awesome now I see her moving in there and I am amazed. I came home from my trip to her crib all put together in her room. Nate didn't even tell me it had come in so as soon as I saw it I had to hold back the tears.  So, in love with the crib can't wait for her room to come together. Aside from the increase movement and cravings for sonic everything else seems pretty normal. Kind of feel like I am a boring pregnant person. :)

How far along?  24 weeks! 
Total weight gain/measurements: 18 lbs WOW
Maternity clothes: Nope 
Stretch marks: None
Sleep: ugh.... thats all I have to say
Best moment this week: Coming home to find baby B's crib all put together   
Miss anything? Nothing   
Movement: Lots of tumbling and flipping going on in there.   
Food cravings: SONIC!! Chicago dog, cheddar bites, and a cherry limeade please
Anything making you queasy or sick? Nothing out of the norm
Gender: GIRL!!
Labour signs: no thank you
Symptoms: No symptoms.  
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy
Looking forward to: My sister wedding June 15th :)


22 weeks

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

It's hard to believe that we are already a little over halfway though the pregnancy. Baby girl is already loved so much I can't even image what it is going to be like when she gets here. Finally got back to my workout routine this week after a almost 2 full weeks out of town for my sister bridal shower and Nate's conference tournament. Taking time off is not as easy as it was before I was pregnant.  I feel like before I could take a week off and jump right back in and be back to where I was in a couple of days.... yeah well those days are over for right now. Needless to say I am thankful that all of the students are gone on campus now because I am pretty sure they looked at me like an alien and thought "man that girl drank way to much beer".  Certain exercises do not flow as easily as they used to. For example the Push Press should be one fluid motion to from the chest to above the head. Well, there is one motion from my arms, a different motion from my boobs, and my belly just does what it wants. That is a whole lot of moment people. :) 

A friend is being so nice and allowing me to put all the crap I need to get rid of in her garage sale so that mean that I can start working on baby girls room soon. Thank goodness because the pile of stuff (cloths, shoes, books, stroller, etc...) is starting to get out of control and I can't stand to look at it any more. I am going to do a blog post for my nursery inspiration. Though it would be fun to compare my vision to the finished product later.... (way later). 

How far along?  22 weeks! 
Total weight gain/measurements: 10 lbs
Maternity clothes: No maternity clothes but I got a gift card to Motherhood for my first mothers day so will be going to check it out soon :) 
Stretch marks: None
Sleep: Pretty good beside the occasional situating because I want to lay on my stomach and Nate throwing my body pillow on the floor.   
Best moment this week: Finding a bra that fits and is unbelievably comfortable. (Soma)  
Miss anything? Swimsuit shopping.... This time of year I am always looking at what new swimsuit I am going to buy. Now I am just looking for one that will fit the girls.  
Movement: Oh she is moving around like crazy, especially at night.   
Food cravings: None at the moment.
Anything making you queasy or sick? Nothing out of the norm
Gender: GIRL!!
Labour signs: no thank you
Symptoms: No symptoms but my belly button has officially popped out which I NEVER thought would every happen. My belly button is crazy deep people.  
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy
Looking forward to: My sister bachelorette party in a couple of weeks :)

Brandi is getting married... but not without a bridal shower first!

My sister is getting MARRIED.  Where the heck has time gone? In less than a month she will be walking down the isle to marry one of the best guys I know. But before we rush into that we had to throw her a bridal shower. We wanted to make this shower as much “Brandi” as possible, so we went straight for the big hat garden party theme.  Everyone was asked to wear a big floppy hat or whatever they happen to have in their hat stache.  The day of the shower we had crazy winds and tornado watches.  With a forever-tight hold on our dresses and maybe couple Marylyn Monroe moments the rain held off and the shower turned out perfect.  We held the shower at Brandi’s best friends parents house, which is absolutely gorgeous in it’s self.  I can’t take credit for the d├ęcor; Layne (Brandi’s best friend) took our idea and turned it into this gorgeous shower with some amazing details.  My sister Jessica and I got there early to help her setup and our mom did all the yummy food that morning. The beautiful cake and petit fours were made by Harps Bakery Deli in Bentonville.  So with some serious teamwork we were able to pull of this beautiful fun filled shower.

Thank you to the Walters for allowing us to use their home and to all the friends and family who help make this day so special for Brandi. Can’t wait to see you all at the wedding.


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