Friday, July 3, 2015

2011 versus 2015

This was our July 3rd in year 2011!  We got engaged this day in Hilton Head and I was so surprised!

And this July 3rd in year 2015 is my due date with our first baby!  Times change in four years!

We obviously aren't in Hilton Head today but it's fun to reminisce!

First we rode bikes all over the place.

We stayed at the Inn at Harbour Town which I highly recommend if you find yourself in Hilton Head for a vacay!  It's one of our favorite hotels!

We had dinner at CQ's then we went over to the Beach Club for drinks.  Kevin had arranged with the hotel for them to take and pick us up for dinner and then over to the Beach Club and then back to the hotel.  This was when we went out on the beach and watched fireworks that were happening a day early.  

This was also moments before we got engaged.

Yes, I was shocked.  He had kept telling me he hadn't asked Dad yet but he had on our last trip up to Maryland in May.  

Back at the Beach Club.  We had a big time and everyone in the bar bought us drinks.  It was crazy and we celebrated by calling everyone we know and partying on down with everyone we had never met before.  It was a blast!

The hotel came and picked us up and we took some more pictures in the lobby when we got back.  

Then enjoyed champagne and chocolate covered strawberries while calling more people!  


SO fun, I love re-living that day.  But today or any day soon will likely be the very best day of our lives!  We're ready (I think!)!!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Week 40 Pregnancy Journal

How far along?  40 weeks, due tomorrow!

Size of Baby:  Baby was 6 pounds, 9 ounces at the doctor last Friday.

Gender: Boy??

Weight Gain: None

Maternity Clothes: I wore a maternity shirt for the first time last Friday when I was 39 weeks.

Nursery:  Finished minus having the ottoman recovered.

Movement: Yes but I have to pay attention to it and there isn't much room in there according to the ultrasound.

Symptoms:  Done.  Done.  And.  Done.

Sleep: Still up a couple times a night for the bathroom.  I do go right back to sleep though.  Thank you Benadryl.

Cravings:  Everything I can't have.  I have a list of foods and drinks I will have after the baby is here! 

What I Miss:  Feeling like me.  I hardly remember what that feels like.  

Best Moment This Week:  Getting to have another ultrasound even though it was for a scary reason.  

Looking Forward to:  Tomorrow!  I've been looking forward to tomorrow for a LONG time!  Basically since November 5th when I found out.  Now if he/she will just arrive tomorrow! ;)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Mid Week Randoms

1.  Mills has just been chilling and waiting for the big event to occur.  This is definitely his new favorite spot (on the couch).

2.  Our last dinner out just the two of us. We went to Firebirds for something a little nicer.  

3.  I picked these little onesies up last night from my friend Lisa who does monogram stuff for me.  We still aren't sure on either name but this is what we keep coming back to.  We will see. 

4.  Essie Fiji nail polish. I had been to two Ultas and both were out.  Amazon Prime is the no brainer. I'll save my time next time and just order online.  

5.  Lunch with my girls today.  Always look forward to that!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Surprise Work Baby Shower

I've been wanting to post about the surprise work baby shower but I couldn't remember to take the pictures off the server.  I did that last week so now I can post!  

I thought it was just our close development team going to lunch this particular Monday to celebrate the baby but in reality, the whole office had gotten together and thrown me the sweetest shower in our conference room!

Yes, I was surprised!  And embarrassed!  And touched that they did this for me!

A diaper cake that is a boat!  One of the girls is super talented and made this.  It is truly amazing and I will never take it apart even though she told me I have to when the baby wears size 3 diapers ha!

Those little people work on the boat in the below pic and they are made out of washcloths and socks.  Too cute right?!


The detail!

Crab cookies!  I loved the whole nautical theme!

They were all too thoughtful!  


Two party planners...thank you girls!!!  I feel funny putting the other work people on my blog but I know these two don't care! ;)

The cards were all so sweet and all the gifts were adorable.  Most of the office went in on a huge Target gift card that is SO nice to have for necessities!

My work family is the very best and I cannot thank them enough for doing this special shower for me.  It really meant the world to Kevin and I both!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Another Hospital Escapade and Gigi's First Birthday

Hope you all had a nice weekend!  Our Friday afternoon didn't go as planned...to put it simply, I went to my regular 39 week doctor's appointment and the baby's heartbeat wasn't as high as they liked.  They monitored me there for awhile and it didn't change.  I had an ultrasound and they didn't see he/she breathing so they sent me over to the hospital for further monitoring.  Kevin met me there and for a couple hours I laid there with the monitoring machines on.  I wasn't dilated at all and there were no contractions, just simply monitoring the baby's heartbeat.  After a couple peanut butter crackers, the baby decided to wake up and was perfectly fine.  A bag of fluid and then we went home.  Whew.  They want to see me bright and early this morning to be sure things are still well.  I don't mind the extra monitoring, especially at this point!  Better safe than sorry!

Saturday was a very lazy day.  I spent some time brushing Mills.  I brush him almost every week and still this amount comes out of him.  I love the Furminator!
 

All brushed!

We didn't really do anything all day until mid afternoon when we went down to Kevin's parents house to check on his Dad who had eye surgery on Thursday.  We stayed there for awhile then went out to dinner at Kabuto, one of our favorite places.  Could be our last date outing before we are a fam of 3!  After the torrential rain, we headed to Target and Teeter for our weekly errands then home to hit the bed early.  

 Yesterday morning this puppy was dead tired.  He knows the difference in Saturday and Sunday versus the work days.  He expects to be able to sleep in on the weekend!  Lazy bones.

And then will stretch trying to wake himself up.  Seriously!  He's part human!

 After a quick trip to the farmer's market I came home to get ready for a special little girl's birthday party!  

It was Gigi's First Birthday!

Lilly themed of course!


It was the perfect day for the party and it wasn't too hot!  Aren't these kiddos the cutest?!

Swooning over the birthday girl!


Cannot believe she is already one!!!  Well, she will be on July 5th!  Time flew by!


 Kevin gave Camille a high five to give to her daddy! 

It was the sweetest party for sweet Gigi!

My brother sent me this picture of his buddies on the boat.   

Hope you all have a good week!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Five on Friday - Mills and his cousins, 4th outfit and Rug

No time today but here are a few things...

1.  Mills Facetimed with his crazy golden cousins yesterday.  It was so cute!

2.  Then my SIL and I got talking about how all three puppies looked when they were 12 weeks old.  Above is Gill at 12 weeks.  This is Mills at 12 weeks.

And this was Fin at 12 weeks.  Gill and Fin are from the same breeder and you can tell.  They are both taller.  Mills is stocky and husky.  Ha!

3.  Mills out back holding a tennis ball.  He heard his friends outside playing last night and wanted to go over there. ;)

4.  My friend Anni is making these adorable fourth of july outfits!


5.  I ordered this rug for our bathroom and it came in yesterday.  I don't know how much I love it but for $33, I can find a place for it somewhere in our house.  I love Dash and Albert rugs!


Happy Weekend friends!


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Week 39 Pregnancy Journal

Thank you all for your feedback on the cars!  I know cars are like a lot of things - people have opinions on what works best for them and their family so I appreciate all of the information!  I may be the pickiest car person alive....my last four cars have all been the exact same - color and all!  Hey, when you like what you like, why change?!  But this time, it's for obvious reasons - baby, pooch and many road trips in our future!  Okay on to more important things...


How far along?  39 weeks, due July 3.  THIRTY NINE WEEKS PREGNANT, HOLY MOLEY!!!!!!!!!!!

Size of Baby:  Probably around 6.5 pounds at this point?  I have no idea.

Gender: Kevin says Boy.  I say I don't know.  

Weight Gain: None but for the record, I feel huge this week. 

Maternity Clothes: Getting by.  My shirts are definitely getting too short.  Now that I'm only working in the office three days a week, I only really need to look presentable for those three days.  The rest of the time I wear workout clothes or shorts with a tee.

Nursery:  I went on Tuesday and got more fabric so the ottoman can be recovered.  Hopefully my guy Marty will be able to work it in before October. 

Movement: Yes but you can tell he/she has run out of room.  The movements are big!


Symptoms:  I feel like an old woman.  Rolling over in bed is an act of congress and I literally roll right out when I get up.  Our bed is pretty high up so that's been kinda funny!  Don't feel too badly for me though, I can still pretty much operate like I used to be able to.  Lisa and I walked twice this past week and for a few miles at our usual fast pace.  I hope to keep this up until THE day.

Sleep: Still up a couple times a night for the bathroom.  I do go right back to sleep though.  Thank you Benedryl.

Cravings:  Everything I can't have.  I have a list of foods and drinks I will have after the baby is here!


What I Miss:  Being able to plan my life.  Basically we are in limbo from now until July 10th which is when they said they will induce.  We are tentative for everything ha!  People understand though.  

Best Moment This Week:  Last Saturday when Kevin and I went and tooled around looking at neighborhoods, stopping by breweries or restaurants and doing whatever we wanted to do.  Not much longer til it's not only us anymore. 

Looking Forward to:  Whenever the big event occurs.  We're ready (I think!)!  It's scary but we're excited.  And I'm excited for my parents to get here.  That may make it seem more real!  I know, after 39 weeks, you'd think I would realize it's real...but it sometimes still does feel like a dream!