Monday, January 25, 2016

my baby shower!

this past weekend my sweet friend angela hosted a precious shower at my house to celebrate baby lawson.
we had delicious brunch foods:
blueberry muffins
spinach salad
chick fil a nuggets
spinach dip in a bread bowl
make your own yogurt parfaits 
and these adorable {and yummy!} cookies
 baby shower game bags {guests guess what baby item they think is in each bag... the person with the most correct answers gets a prize, and the items double as gifts for the mom}
 i loved these abc cards that angela used to spell lawson's name!
love this beautiful, hilarious and honest friend of mine :)
and my momma is the best! my babies are so lucky to have her as their mimi.
and a cookie over the bump shot ;)
opening gifts... and one of the adorable hand-stitched onesies that angela gave us!
this is our sweet babysitter, kate. she was the first person that i left carter with {other than family}. we all adore her and miss her now that she's away at college. {and look how cute that diaper monster truck that she made is!}
everyone who came minus brantley, who had to leave early. it was a smaller group because of the snow and ice mix that we had the night before, but i am so thankful for these ladies who came to show us some love!
 me and my momma again...
 and we made greg jump in for a picture as the shower was wrapping up as well.
and a picture of one of my favorite details- did you see this chalkboard?! {pockets full of pebbles, bear hugs and worn out knees...cookie crumbs and kisses... lori's boy is made of these} so sweet!
{i ordered the stork on etsy and can't wait to hang in on my hospital door when my little one makes his arrival!}

Sunday, January 24, 2016

baby williams #2: 36 week bumpdate

 How far along? 36 weeks
... the weeks got away from me and it's been a while since i've updated!
Total weight gain/loss:
13 pounds {as of my appt last week}
maternity clothes? yep and in the past couple of weeks some of my maternity tops are even getting too short!
 Stretch marks? still looking okay... but my skin is SO tight and itchy lately. i feel like i am carrying him more straight outward this time.
Sleep: between the acid reflux, changing positions and my toddler waking up in the middle of the night {the big boy bed transition is not going great} i'm up a decent amount each night.
Best moment: seeing my boy on the ultrasound and hearing that he is head down and everything looks good.. except for the fact that according to the ultrasound tech he was already measuring 7 lbs, 4 oz. at 35 weeks {meaning if i go to full term, we would be talking about a 9.5 lb baby... which is terrifying}. the good news is i'm 2-3 centimeters and 60% thinned out- and my doctor said we will have a baby by 39 weeks- if not before. {crossing my fingers for "before"!}
and... my baby shower this weekend! i'll do a separate post about it, but it was a small shindig at my house and it was so sweet and perfect!
Miss Anything? wine and my clothing options.
Movement: still having lots of movement going on... which is getting pretty uncomfortable at this point.

Food cravings: sushi, zoe's chicken salad and fruit plate (with all the purple grapes they'll give me!), coke icees
Anything making you queasy or sick: sometimes when i've had something acidic for dinner, i wake up a little sick in the mornings. 
Have you started to show yet: definitely.
Gender prediction: it's a boy!
Labor Signs: nope.
Belly Button in or out? in, but getting more shallow by the day ;)
Wedding rings on or off? on. i've had some swelling in my legs/ankles this week, but my hands and face are still good!
Happy or Moody most of the time: happy- but emotional. i am having all of the feelings about the change that is coming... most of all- i'm excited, but i'm already having some mommy guilt for carter- and the fact that he just isn't sleeping well some nights is not helping with my emotional state!
Looking forward to: my baby shower brunch with my junior league friends... i dropped out last year, but they still let me come to the social dinners monthly and were so sweet to arrange a brunch next sunday to celebrate baby lawson!

Monday, December 28, 2015

baby williams #2: 32 week bumpdate

 How far along? 32 weeks {2 months or less until baby makes his debut!}
Total weight gain/loss:
i had gained 4.5 in the past 2.5 weeks since my last appt {oops, holiday eating!}... making it a 10.5 total pounds gained so far.
maternity clothes? mostly stretchy waistbands and maternity tops, with some tunics and dresses thrown in.
 Stretch marks? still looking pretty good... i've been trying to be diligent about greasing up the belly before bedtime every night.
Sleep: i wake a lot in the middle of the night (sometimes to pee, other times to change position or pop a pepcid complete for my acid reflux), and my restless legs bother me some nights... but overall, it's going okay.
Best moment: opening some of our christmas gifts- including a double stroller and basket full of goodies for Lawson!
Miss Anything? my clothes fitting... my wardrobe choices are much more limited these days... and it's the worst when you go to put something on, only to find out that it doesn't fit anymore.
Movement: LOTS of movement going on... yesterday i felt him flip- and he's now breech. hoping he moves around some more in the next couple of weeks and gets back "into position" on his own.

Food cravings: sushi, juices, grapes,
Anything making you queasy or sick: sometimes when i've had something acidic for dinner, i wake up a little sick in the mornings. 
Have you started to show yet: definitely.
Gender prediction: it's a boy!
Labor Signs: nope.
Belly Button in or out? in.
Wedding rings on or off? on.
Happy or Moody most of the time: pretty happy.
Looking forward to: working on the nursery and our next ultrasound- though i think we have to wait until our 36 weeks for that.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

family pictures 2015.

we've been so lucky that since my good friend cara and sister in law mandy are both photographers, we usually don't have to book through a professional that we don't know.... but this year, greg and i won a photography session in a silent auction package at a fundraiser we attended and i was so excited to meet kristin benton and have her photograph my family!
let me make this clear: Carter does NOT love the camera. the fact that she got several of him smiling at all is amazing and i am so in LOVE with these pictures!!
Kristin also convinced me to take a couple bump pictures even though i was mainly focused on getting a shot for our christmas card, and i am so glad that she did. i was about 28 weeks pregnant here.
 1988 piko top and furvest both purchased from my fave local boutique, cheeky peach. necklace is betsy pittard designs and bracelet is bourbon + boweties.
love this picture of my boys :). the hubs outfit is all courtesy of gap factory...
 and carter's is a mixture of old navy (button down), gap factory (cardigan), and sperrys.
sweet boy "talking" to his baby brother in mama's belly.
Carter always has to have a car in his hands... so it was only fitting that they made an appearance in our photo session as well ;)

i am so thankful that Kristin got the shots that she did; i will cherish these pictures forever!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

baby williams #2: 28 week bumpdate.

How far along? 28 weeks... and officially in the third trimester! 
Total weight gain/loss:
i haven't been to the doctor since my last update. but according to my scale at home, i'm still around the same +5 or so.
maternity clothes? still a mixture... maternity bottoms (loving these black skinny jeans from loft) and and i'm loving that i can still wear some of my non-maternity tunics and dresses.
 Stretch marks? not any new ones. i've started using honest company's belly balm because my skin has been a little itchy some nights, but overall things are looking good.
Sleep: is going okay. i still fall asleep pretty easily, and hug a pillow for belly support but i've had to get up a lot more often to go to the bathroom, which is frustrating. i've also had a little more acid reflux at night the past week or so, but still nothing like how it was with Carter.
Best moment: ordering a stocking with Lawson's name on it... so crazy to think that this time next year, we will be a party of four! i've also had fun filling in Lawson's baby book about my pregnancy so far.
 
Miss Anything? not being out of breath when i get to the top of the stairs ;) i keep thinking at least they make me get some exercise in daily! and i can tell that i am getting tired quicker now, my to-do list usually outlasts my energy level, which is tough this time of the year because i want to get all the things done!
Movement: LOTS of movement going on... i can see it from the outside now, which is crazy!

Food cravings: chick fil a breakfast has been a constant throughout this pregnancy... as well as cereal, and lately i've been more into shakeology again and having that for lunch often. i can tell it has made a difference in how i feel, too! i've been cooking more as well, lots of soups and comfort foods.
Anything making you queasy or sick: i've been fighting some congestion- i think just due to the weather change, and sometimes it makes me feel a little yucky.
Have you started to show yet: definitely.
{27 weeks before baby boot camp}
Gender prediction: it's a boy!
Labor Signs: nope.
Belly Button in or out? in.
Wedding rings on or off? on.
Happy or Moody most of the time: pretty happy.
Looking forward to: working on the nursery and our next ultrasound- though i think we have to wait until our 36 weeks for that.

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