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  • A Dream Baby Shower

    We had the most magical shower! Nothing but lovely friends, gorgeous decor, delicious food and a super fun onesie decorating station! We are so grateful to all of our friends and family who helped organize this wonderful day and for those who came to celebrate! 

  • 33 -35 Week Pregnancy Update Plus A Few Treats for Baby C!

    How far along? 35 weeks

    Total weight gain/measurements: We are just going to leave this one alone for now… lol Lets just say, I have put on some water weight and screamed WHOA when I stepped on the scale at my last appointment. -_-

    Maternity clothes: I live in 3 outfits, sweatpants and one pair of busted Toms. I can't fit into much else and I would rather spend money on baby stuff than clothes for myself so whatever. 

    Stretch marks? Not yet! I have been using sweet almond oil twice a day.

    Sleep: Its not horrible but its not great either. I will have random nights of blissful sleep and other nights of hell. BUT that is to be expected. Its so hard to turn over! I literally have to use my hands to fling my legs over, otherwise they feel so heavy and hurt so much, turning over is just impossible. 

    Best moment this week:  We had our baby shower this past weekend and it was AMAZING! So lovely, so fun and we are SOOOOO grateful to our friends and family who spent the day with us! I will post a whole separate blog post with TONNNNNSSSS of photos! It was like Pinterest threw up all over my house! It was perfect! 

    Miss anything? I really miss being comfortable and not being in pain. It will all be worth it, I know. 

    Movement: Still a ninja even though space is super limited in there! 

    Food cravings: Water, ice, oysters, salads, anything sweet. 

    Anything making you queasy or sick? Nothing new. Still can't stand Old Bay or popcorn (barf!!)

    Gender: My Moy Boy <3 

    Symptoms: I have noticed that my body is starting to retain A LOT of water. My feet and ankles get super swollen! They look like subway sammich loaves according to Phil. (humph) I have also noticed my face filling out quite a bit, which I don't love...

    Belly button in or out? FLAT and sometimes out when he's poking me! 

    Wedding rings on or off? OFF! These sausage fingers couldn't take it anymore! 

    Happy or moody most of the time: HAPPY! 

    Looking forward to: More nesting with Phil! Photographing the nursery! AND OF COURSE MEETING OUR BABY BOY!!!! 

    We have baby registries at Target and Amazon! (for those of you who have asked)

    33 Weeks

    ADORABLE little Star Wars shoes from BinasBlooms.com THANK YOU!! <3 

    Baby "C's" first camera! From Fawn Over Baby

    Panda leggings from b.haven baby and Narwhal plush from Mythfit Creations

    A few photos from the shower! <3 

  • 29 & 30 Week Pregnancy Update Plus DIY Nursery Mobiles, The Burlap Bag Gifts, Baby Shower Invitation and More

    How far along? 30 weeks

    Total weight gain/measurements: 128lbs. SOMEBODY had a growth spurt! 

    Maternity clothes: I had been searching for the perfect dress for my baby shower. I went on ASOS maternity and found a couple dresses that I LOVED! Because ASOS offers free return shipping, I usually order multiple items then return the "rejects". Anyways, I found the loveliest dress that fits my round body like a dream! I can't wait to wear it!! 

    Stretch marks? Not yet! I have been using sweet almond oil twice a day.

    Sleep: Its been pretty good the last couple weeks considering how big I am. Emily has been extra cuddly and basically spoons my belly every morning. Its pretty adorable. 

    Best moment this week:  Finishing the nursery mobile!! 

    Miss anything? I miss not having to pee every 15 minutes. I feel like the cold makes it even worse! 

    Movement: I wonder how much room he has in there. He seems to be flopping around all over the place! I asked my doctor what his positioning during our last appointment and he was head down! :) 

    Food cravings: Tuna (ew)

    Anything making you queasy or sick? Nothing new. Still can't stand Old Bay or popcorn (barf!!)

    Gender: My Moy Boy <3 

    Symptoms: No new symptoms. Just getting progressively round and heavy.  Ligament pain is still an issue but I ordered a belly support band so I hope that will help out! 

    Belly button in or out? FLAT. 

    Wedding rings on or off? On!

    Happy or moody most of the time: Pretty consistent. I'm getting a little overwhelmed with the millions of things left to do, but other than that, I have been happy and excited. 

    Looking forward to: Interviewing  a pediatrician tomorrow! 

    We have baby registries at Target and Amazon! (for those of you who have asked)

    I finally finishd my nursery mobile, and in the process I made an exta one that is now for sale in my etsy shop! >>CLICK HERE<<

    This is the mobile that will live in my nursery! 

    Shower invitation design by Alexis Thornlow

    HUGE thank you to The Burlap Bag for the lovely candles! Unicorn Puke smells like cotton candy, of course! And Crazy Cat Lady is a refreshing citrus-y scent. Check out all of her amazing scents >>HERE<<

  • 25-27 Week Pregnancy Update Plus Maternity Photos and Sneak Peak at My DIY Nursery Mobile

    The last few weeks have been super busy with planning for the New Year, designing my 2014 book and the millions of DIY projects I get myself into because of my nesting addiction, I am updating you all on weeks 25, 26 and 27! >.< sorry! 

    How far along? 27 weeks!

    Total weight gain/measurements: 122 lbs, I am supposed to gain about a pound a week from now on! 

    Maternity clothes: Can I just live in pajamas? 

    Stretch marks? Not yet! I have been using sweet almond oil twice a day and I love how smooth and healthy my bump has been... minus the oily hands afterwards ;)

    Sleep: A few nights of insomnia, a few nights of restless legs and a few nights of being sick with a cold…. so sleep the past 3 weeks has been GREAT! (sike) But that is OK, I suppose I am preparing myself for many sleepless nights. 

    Best moment this week:  Since I am combining the last 3 weeks there are a few "best moments".

    Crafting with my friends and throwing a killer NYE party! 

    Phil and I had a mini maternity photo session with our good buddy, Ross! Emily totally took over the shoot, but we still ended up with some adorable photos. (See below) 

    Baby Shower planning!!! I have a wonderful group of girlfriends and my mother in law helping out and I couldn't be more excited or grateful! This party is going to be so much fun! We have a LOT to do before March 7th! 

    Entering into the third trimester!!!! YAAY!!!! Getting close! 

    Miss anything? I have had a few moments of missing my pre-pregnancy body. Its hard to go from being so small to gaining over 20 pounds, not fitting into anything and having your skin stretch. BUT these little moments quickly go away when I feel him kick or when I think about how much I love him and  how I want to be the best parent I can be for him. 

    Movement: He's a ninja! Kicking away at mommy's ribs, organs and bladder. This kid is def going to be enrolled in Muay Thai! 

    Food cravings: Milkshakes and Banh Mi sammiches 

    Anything making you queasy or sick? Nothing new. Still can't stand Old Bay or popcorn (barf!!)

    Gender: IT'S A BOY!!!!!!! My Moy Boy <3 

    Symptoms: Now that I am into my third trimester, I am starting to feel a couple first trimester symptoms again. Forever sleepy, ouchy boobs and little episodes of feeling nauseous. Its definitely not as bad as the first trimester, but what they say is true. The second trimester is a breeze and by far the most "normal" feeling. I feel VERY pregnant now. 

    I also have had a few reeeeallly scary moments where I was out in public, usually alone… my body starts to sweat and I am cold. I feel like I am running out of breath and I get dizzy. It feels like a faint it about to come on and I start to freak out. Usually if I do not do something about it, I will end up on the floor, which is never a good thing, especially when you are pregnant. Sitting down with THE coldest water you could imagine, cool air,  taking heavy clothes (jacket, sweater, shoes) off and breathing will usually calm me down. But it takes a good 15 minutes to be able to function again. 

    I've been anemic my whole life so this feeling isn't exactly new to me, but its not something I face often. I have been taking iron supplements every day, but I have a feeling my dosage is going to change after my next blood test, which is tomorrow, so we will see! 

    Belly button in or out? In!

    Wedding rings on or off? On!

    Happy or moody most of the time: Very happy, happy, emotional, and moments of crazy here and there. 

    Looking forward to: The baby shower!!! 

    We have baby registries at Target and Amazon! (for those of you who have asked)

    HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE MOYS!! Pipe-cleaner crowns tutorial >>> HERE

    Sneak Peak at my Woodland nursery mobile. I hope to finish this up by next week! 

    The journey of my growing belly! 

    _______________________

    Photos by Ross Thompson 

  • DIY | Pretty Tassel Garland Made of Pastel Tissue Paper

    Here is a super cute, easy and inexpensive way to decorate any space making it instantly adorable and festive!

    Materials:

    -pastel tissue paper
    -scissors
    -hot glue gun
    -twine

    How to:

    1. Take one piece of tissue paper (1 piece will make 4 tassels) Fold it once lengthwise, then once widthwise, and one more time widthwise.

    2. Cut little strips (this is your fringe) leaving 2in. of uncut tissue paper on the top. Then unfold it once and cut down the middle. *make sure the “top” (2in. uncut portion) is on the fold … you will see why.

    3. Take one of the halves and unfold it again, you should have 2 sections. Then take the second halve and unfold it again. One of them will need to be cut in half lengthwise to make 2 more sections. You should end up with 4 separate sections.

    4. Take each section one at a time and roll the center portion. Make sure to not let the fringe get tangled as you roll. It helps to gently run your fingers through the fringe as you roll. Next, twist the middle part.

    5. Take your tassel and fold it in half twisting the sides in opposite directions until it makes a little loop at the top. Put a dot of glue from your hot glue gun on the spot indicated, and twist the two sides around each other.
    Make sure you hold the glued parts together and allow to dry!