Friday, July 29, 2016

Friday Highfive

Happy Friday!
This week was a quick one for me.  Not sure why, but not complaining.
Anyway, Here's a highfive for getting through the week!
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1. Baby Girl Clothes
My mom brought over 2 bins of my little baby clothes last weekend and we had a good time going through them all.  I'd say there's a nice mix of southern classics and fabulous 80's wear, both of which I love equally.  I can't wait to get them all hung up in her closet and put away in drawers, which we need to line.  Planning to do that this weekend.
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2. Freezer meals
I made some delicious enchiladas this week and it reminded me that I want to set a date to do some freezer meals.  I'm not planning on a large scale operation but I would like to prepare a few of the meals that we love, that require multiple steps, so we can have them on hand the first couple of months postpartum.  I am planning to do a few pans of chicken enchiladas and a few of spinach/ricotta stuffed shells.  These are 2 of the only meals that I could think would really save significant time by making ahead.  
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3. Folk Doll
Last week there was a conference at my work that featured a little "market" of crafts made in Haiti.  I picked up an adorable folk doll for our daughter.  These dolls are handmade by women living on La Gonave Island.  You can read about the company, Beatitudes Inc, and purchase your own here.
100% of the proceeds go straight to back to the women who make them.
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4. Dinner and Movie
I am headed out with my gf tonight.  We are going to see Bad Moms... I think it looks so bad it may actually be good?  I am confused with the casting of Mila Kunis and Kristen Bell. They seem a little young to be portraying mothers of kids over the age of 5.  We'll see.  I haven't been to the movies since The Revenant so I'm excited to see anything at this point.
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5.Maternity Dress
Last, because it's Friday and I think we all deserve a laugh, check out this epic fail. On top of the fact that it is huge on me, the shape of the dress is so terrible that even the correct size would not redeem this look.  Behold!
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I hope y'all have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Pregnancy Journal: 30 Week Update

30 weeks, check me out!
So let's see...  The past five weeks have (you guessed it) flown by.  I passed my glucose test (phew!), had the rhogam shot (rh negative blood) and the Tdap vaccine.  I am now going to the doctor biweekly for check-ins.  All is well.

Symptoms:

Sleep  Sleeping pretty good.  Some nights are more restless than others but nothing too out of the ordinary.  I usually get into bed between 8:30 and 9:30 and read for an hour or so.  Depending on her position on my bladder, I'm up between 1 and 5 times a night for bathroom breaks.

Exhaustion I definitely have to watch myself to make sure I don't overdo it...especially with the heat we're having here.  There have been a couple days where I've tried to tackle too much and paid for it.

Weight Gain 15 pounds

Hair growth Nada

Food  Cooking again, trying to get back into my menu planning groove.  No real cravings, though I did buy hot pockets at the store this week which is not something I would normally do.  No regrets.

Acid Reflux  I forgot to mention this in my 25 week update, but this randomly comes on every now and then.  More at night, but sometimes during the day.  I've tried to track and see if any specific foods bring it on, but I can't find any pattern.

Movement  As she is growing, I am feeling her kicks all of the time.  I love it!

Nursery:
Here is a peek at what we've done so far.  This is a view from the door.  You can barely see the glider in the bottom left corner.  Also, can you spot my little boo taking a snooze?  I'm pretty sure he thinks we set this room up for him. 
Here is the view from sitting in the glider.  The lighting isn't great for photos but it felt very peaceful without the overhead lamp on.
We still have several things to do in here but I'm happy with the progress we've made!  I am planning to do a full reveal with all of the details later.  It will most likely be the first room I post in my House Tour series.

Anticipation: 
LOTS to be excited about right now.  We have a Baby Shower next week with K's family.  I am pumped about our beach trip next month.  Coming up we've got parenting classes at the hospital and pediatrician visits.  And of course we're still busy with setting up the new house!
Lots happening and we are very focused right now.  It's such an exciting phase of life we're in and I'm soaking it in as best I can.  
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Friday, July 22, 2016

Friday Highfive

TGIF, for realz.
Here's a highfive for getting through the week.
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1.
I am SO bummed to have to miss the long awaited "hometown" Band of Horses show.  They are one of Kev and I's favorite bands to listen to together and I have been sporadically checking their website for YEARS hoping for a local show.  As much as we intend on maintaining "date night" post-baby, I think October 19th may be a liiiittle soon (10/7 due date) to be hitting the town.  Tickets are on sale today for any of y'all interested.  I am certain it will be an awesome show.
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2&3
I'm back in the kitchen, which makes me happy...only thing missing is my glass of wine in hand.  Here are three of our dinners from the week:
Shrimp Alfredo
Two things: We used local shrimp which made this extra delicious.  Also, I know I've mentioned this before, I love adding peas in with pasta if I'm using a cream based sauce.  I just throw them in frozen with the boiling noodles for the last few minutes and they add a fresh crunch to richer dishes.
 Stuffed Peppers
These had seasoned ground beef, tomatoes, and black beans.   As you can see here, we eat most of our weeknight dinners in front of the tv.  I'm sure this will be coming to an end soon. 
Breakfast
'Nuff said
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4.
Are any of y'all watching 'The Night Of'on HBO?  We caught the first two episodes On Demand this week and it's pulled us in.  I absolutely love the dark lighting and the slow suspense, reminds me a lot of the movie Seven.
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5.
I am looking for baby shower dresses and I found this one, but can't decide if I like the solid black or print better??  I am ordering both to try on but would love opinions.  I initially found it on Nordstrom's site (simply had to pop over and see what all the #nsale fuss was about) but then I found it on Amazon for less than half the price!

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I hope y'all have a great weekend!
I will be posting my 30 week Pregnancy Journal and a peek at the nursery next week.
xLaura