Friday, September 28, 2012

Bumpdate- 24 Weeks!

This picture was taken at 23 weeks
 
 
 
How Far Along: 24 weeks

Total Weight Gain: Get ready for this....are you ready....a whooping 18 lbs! I know, it hit me like a ton of bricks. I'm a little freaked out, but I know that this is what is supposed to happen

Size of Baby: She is about the size of a cantaloupe, according to TheBump.com

Maternity Clothes: I am still wearing some regular tops but I have switched to all maternity bottoms, they are so comfortable! My mom gave me some really cute maternity PJ's and I could literally live in them!

Gender: Baby Girl!

Movement: I feel her move around all the time. It actually freaks me out if I don't feel her for a while. She is a morning girl right now. She moves all around in the morning while I'm sitting at my desk. I can't really describe how it makes me feel to feel her in there, it's pretty awesome.

Sleep: I haven't been sleeping as well as I normally do. Mainly because I don't like sleeping on my side. I wake up a lot during the night, I think mostly because I'm just not comfortable.

What I miss: Deli meat! I love turkey sandwiches and I have been wanting one so bad! And hot baths. I have still been enjoying warm baths, but I like them so hot that steam is coming off of my skin when I get out. I can't wait to take a hot bath again!

Cravings: I've had a few lately. ha! Fruit always sounds good.  My sweet tooth was bad before I got pregnant, but recently it has reached an all time high. I am having to fight the cravings every. single. day. It's awful.  I could eat chocolate for breakfast, lunch and dinner! But since my recent encounter with the scale, I am really limiting myself. I try to think of alternatives when the craving can't be resisted.  

Other crazy symptoms: My eczema has pretty much disappeared, which is awesome. I have been having terrible leg cramps at night. They hurt so bad! I will sit straight up in bed and there is nothing I can do until it goes away! I had one last week that made my calf sore for three days. :(    I am also still so tired, I feel like my energy has just been totally sucked out of me.

Best Moment this week: My MIL had a few friends that threw me my first baby shower. It was so sweet. It was mostly my MIL's friends, but my Grandmother and Great Grandmother made the trip in and it was so special to have them there to share the special day with me. We got some great gifts and LOTS of pink! I love it!

Happy Friday!
Jess

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

So Blessed

Over the weekend I had my first baby shower given to me by my mother in law's-closest-friends. It was so much fun and the pink, oh the pink. We got the cutest baby girl things! It was most of my MIL's friends that were invited, but one of my best friends came to spend the day with me. I love her! It was the sweetest little shower!



 

I am so honored that my Grandma and Great Grandma come in town as well. How many people can say that they still have their Grandmother and Great Grandmother around to share special times with?  On Sunday we went to brunch at one of my favorite places with my parents and grandparents, it was delicious! Then they came over to see the progress on the nursery. I feel so blessed!
 
 
 
Much Love,
Jess

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

And it happened...

I just didn't think that it would happen this soon. :(

I usually don't get "regular" pedicures. I will treat myself once a moth or so and just paint them myself in between. Last night I had the urge to paint my toes even though I'm going for a pedi this Friday, they were really bad, ha!

I got them painted and just as I was finishing Hunter walked in and saw that I was struggling. It was hard to reach my toes with this belly in the way. I can't quite get my foot close enough to paint them and I can't quite stretch far enough down to reach them either. I did it, but it was probably the last time that I will be able to until after the baby is here. ha!

I have the best husband in the world who insisted on treating me to a mani/pedi every two weeks! (probably mostly because I looked so pathetic, ha!) yay!

Much Love,
Jess

Monday, September 17, 2012

Show Us Your Life!

I meant to post this on Friday, but the day got away from me. How unusual! ha! Anyways, I wanted to participate in this SUYL because I really enjoy reading about the products that other people use and wanted to share some of my favorites.

First, I have to share that I have been wearing Clinique make-up since I first started wearing make-up. I have tried other brands but I always find myself going back to Clinique. This moisturizer is the best ever!



 
I have used it forever and love it. My mom did get me hooked on Kinerase, but it's so expensive, I only use it when she gives it to me as a gift! ha!



Now I'm totally going to be a hypocrite and back track on my previous statement. I use all Clinique make-up EXCEPT mascara. I LOVE LOVE Hypnose mascara by Lancome. It's seriously the best!




My favorite shampoo and conditioner is Bumble and Bumble Creme de Coco. It smells divine and makes my hair so soft! A little on the pricey side, but worth it.


I have tried all kinds of face wash, my skin is so weird. It's dry in some spots and oily in others. Go figure. It was hard to find something that worked. I have used Cetaphil for a couple of years and it's the best. It's gentle but still works. I love it!

 
Have a great Monday!!
Jess

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Falling for Fall!!

Fall is in the air here....finally! We officially have about 10 days left of Summer and let's face it, anything can happen in TX, but the air is feeling just a tad bit cooler. I went to Bath and Body Works last week and stocked up on my favorite Fall scents.

I LOVE the Leaves scent and Autumn. Another favorite of mine is Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin and guess what those geniuses did over at B&BW? They started selling Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin in shower gel! Do you know how many times I have said that I would love to bathe in that scent? And now I do!! ha!  


 I love Fall fashion. I thought that being pregnant would change that but it really hasn't. There are some really cute maternity clothes out there. I have been trying to keep myself at bay with buying everything that I want though because I could literally buy a whole new wardrobe. The things that I have bought so far, I feel like I could wear after too. My mom got me the two tunics above. I have been waiting to wear them with my black leggings and it's finally not blistering hot! yay!

And I HAVE to have the sweater and jeans below. I think that they would be so cute with jeans!

 
 
 
I have had my eye on these boots for a while now. I just love them and they look so comfortable!
 
 
Much Love,
Jess

Friday, September 7, 2012

It's a...

With the holiday on Monday, it seems like this week has just flown by! We had a great Labor Day weekend. We had tons of stuff to do around the house but we went shopping instead. You don't hear me complaining ;) 

In Tuesday we had our 20 week appointment with the doctor. For some reason I was feeling super anxious about seeing the baby and making sure everything was ok. We had a great check-up and everything looks good. And of course we found out the gender! 

We had our families over Tuesday night for a gender reveal dinner. We had a great time and everyone was so excited to hear the news. ha! 





I did a double layer cake and put the colored icing in the middle so that when we cut the cake everybody would see pink or blue icing. It was so fun surprising everyone! 



 Everyone wore pink or blue and the boys even got special outfits to wear! I love them! 


And, it's a.....


Have a great weekend! 
Jess