Sunday, July 17, 2011

I LOVE Weekends OFF :)

My cousin, Meagan, is staying with my parents for the summer for her 10 week nuclear pharmacy internship with GE this summer. She is a pharmacy student at Purdue and lives in Illinois with her family during the summer. I try to make my way down to my parents (who are only a mere 25 miles from me) as often as I can to entertain my amazing cousin who I rarely get to see!

Her boyfriend, Ben, is in town this weekend, so the four of us spent the day together yesterday. It started at Panera and ended up at the World of Coke after waiting 30+ minutes in standstill traffic due to an auto show downtown and almost an hour outside the exhibit in some of the hottest weather EVER! Don't you just love Atlanta weather and downtown traffic!? We managed to snap only one picture at the World of Coke, but I think it sums the day up fairly well ...

I should totally buy some of these shades, right!?


It was soo fun to spend the day with you, Meagan! I wish you lived here permanently!!!

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Today, David and I put the order in for Blake's dresser :)
Matches his crib of course!


and I found the MOST adorable onesie for him to come home in!!!
LOVE LOVE LOVE!


Stay tuned for the final nursery pictures after we get his dresser in a couple weeks :) It's getting closer and closer!!!

Summer Fun :)

Over the 4th, my family celebrated my Dad's 60th birthday up at Lake Toxaway, North Carolina. My entire immediate family was able to make it, for once :) Onto the pictures!

Taken by my awesome brother in law :)


Yummy carrot cake made by our personal pastry chef, my sister :)


Here is David with Ruth, whom he picked up without any prompting :) I think he is ready to be a dad!


Ivy giving Molly some loving :)


Molly on the Boat


My niece, Ruth, passed out on my mom after a long day of boating (Note the hand in the food, LOVE it!)


Here's the birthday boy with his dog, Spice, and Mom with my other niece, Ivy


My brother with Molly on the lake


I was hesitant to put this one up, but here I am 30 weeks pregnant with little Molly (everyone keeps telling me to take a lot of pictures pregnant, because I will cherish them someday ... I dunno about that one ...)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

More Baby Stuff!

I cannot believe that I'm 8 months pregnant today (32 weeks)! In a little over a month and a half we are going to have this little man in our arms. My doctor has informed us that at our 37 week ultrasound for gestational diabetic moms that an induction is usually scheduled the following week. So that makes the count down about 6 weeks - EEK! With time ticking away, we are still lacking a dresser and glider for Blake's room - but we have pretty much everything else that we absolutely NEED, so the other stuff can wait. (I have a great chair and ottoman in our sitting room, so I can make due until we can afford a glider)

Here are my three favorite recent goodies for all my fellow mommy and mommy-to-be friends out there ...

1. I'm most excited about the BOB jogging stroller that I just ordered from Babies R Us. I saved over $100 with their sale that they are currently running, which pumps me up! My neighbor/co-worker showed me her BOB stroller and convinced me to fore-go the traditional 3 in one stroller combo. This thing turns without ANY difficulty, is super light, and has single hand collapsing function.

Only bummer thing about the stroller is that it requires a car seat adapter and drink holder accessory to be purchased separately, but it's still totally worth it! AND I don't have to get a separate jogging stroller :)

2. His high chair from IKEA was only $60 and way cuter than most of the other ones out there! I need to make a cushion to hold him in there when he's little (the one that they sold at IKEA does not come even close to matching our decor), but that should be a couple straight stitches on my sewing machine and less than $10 :)


3. Medela Pump In Style breast pump. I've done a bunch of research online and asked tons of friends which one they like the best for when they go back to work and Medela was the resounding response. I bought a used one for $50 on eBay. Now before you cringe in disgust about a used machine, the hospital give you all new tubing, membranes, and shields for the machine when you deliver (the parts of the machine that actually touch you or the milk). So $50 for a $300 machine is a really good deal, and it's still sanitary :)

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I can't wait for my two showers coming up :) Blake sure is one blessed little boy <3

It's bed time for me, night!
Brooke

Friday, July 1, 2011

29 Week Appointment

I had an appointment yesterday and little Blake is already head down (of course he can still move outta that position, but he will likely stay in that position if he doesn't get too crazy in there over the next few weeks - and he's stayed in the same general position for the last 2 months according to his kicks). His heart rate is slowing down a bit and was 136. Every other time he was in the mid 150s. However, anything from 110-180 bpm is completely normal.

*How far along?: 29 Weeks according to original doctor ultrasound, but 30 Weeks according to growth and my calculations
*How big is baby?: Cabbage
*Weight Gain: 11 Pounds (Lost some - Woot Woot!)
*Sex: Sweet baby boy!
*Maternity clothes: Maternity Jean Capris (the pair the Molly didn't destroy - grr!) and yoga pants!
*Stretch marks: My lower belly has a few faint red marks all over it now
*Sleep: I cannot get enough!
*Symptoms: Just sleepy sleepy sleepy!
*Movement: He's pretty much always squirming around in there! Has yet to wake me up in the middle of the night though :)
*Food cravings: Well, now that I'm on this low carb thing I don't get to eat anything and everything I want. However, turkey tacos and cheese quesadillas are considered low carb meals so I still eat a ton of those!
*Labor signs: Nope
*Belly button in or out: Still an innie
*What I miss: Sleeping on my tummy!
*What I'm looking forward to: Finishing up his nursery - still need a glider/chair and a dresser. And our two showers at the end of July and the beginning of August :)