Thursday, June 19, 2014

But first-lemme take a CELFIE

Something about hitting my 3rd trimester tomorrow is making me extra reminiscent on this whole pregnancy journey! I feel like it was just yesterday that I saw that plus sign show up, and I can't believe in just 12 short weeks our sweet lil girl will be here with us and I will no longer feel her moving around inside me, waking me up in the middle of the night, and wondering what she will look like! I am going to be one of those people that will be ready to get pregnant again after 3 months! haha just kidding...:)

Anyways! Along with my legit weekly bump pictures that I have been doing, I find myself taking WAY too many selfies for my own (and maybe everyone else's) own good! But you never regret taking too many pictures, but not taking enough right? At least thats how I am! I love pictures and I love looking back on them!

So please excuse my face in like half of these-selfies are for fun and most of these I wasn't planning on anyone else seeing hahaha so no making fun!

 My belly fluctuates A LOT! I look 3 months more pregnant at night than I do in the morning or after I eat! One day I'll barely look pregnant, the next day it's like "geez when are you poppin that baby out!?"

Kinda random post but hey, whatever! Here's to the third and final trimester tomorrow!!!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Mini Maternity

I had a quick little mini ( little bit past) halfway maternity shoot a couple weeks ago-I think I was 24 weeks? Anyways thought I would share a couple before I take my real maternity pictures next month-which I'm SO excited about! My brother Tyson works wonders behind the camera and I am so lucky I got him as a hook-up;) 

Sunday, June 8, 2014


BABY IS THE SIZE OF: An eggplant! She hit 2 full POUNDS this week (or that's average) and is 14 long inches! Also this week her chance of survival if born is 80%! But still let's keep her in there...

MATERNITY CLOTHES: not anymore! Just really living in leggings and loose dresses! My dresses are starting to creep up and become to short to be appropriate, so I might have to invest in some bigger sizes! I have one maternity top-just a plain white v neck-SO much more flattering than a regular t shirt! It really hugs the bump!

SLEEP: considering I average 9-10 hours a night I'd say sleep is going pretty good! 

MOVEMENT: oh do we have an active one or what?! If I go literally 30 seconds without feeling her I get worried cause that's how much she moves! And she is so strong! They kinda hurt sometimes😁 she uses my stomach as a punching bag! 

BEST MOMENT OF THE WEEK: her nursery is making real progress! I finished one of the main decor pieces that I was making and we got it hung up today! And her rug should arrive any day...the first one we got sadly had to get returned...was so not cute haha!

MISS ANYTHING: not really!!

FOOD CRAVINGS: No more flaming hot Cheetos! Yay! I eat the same breakfast and lunch everyday and have for about 3 months! Breakfast: rice checks cereal. Lunch: peanut butter & honey sandwich with an apple and either carrots or a banana! 

ANYTHING MAKE YOU QUEASY: meat still absolutely repulses me! Other than that not much! 

WEIGHT GAIN: 12 pounds-YIKES! Why does that seem so high to me? And I can't believe I'm announcing that publicly!! Might be the last time I do so goal is to not exceed 25 pounds total!

STRETCH MARKS: praise to the heavens above: still none! Whoo-hoo! My skin actually doesn't even feel tight yet, which when I used to hear "26 weeks pregnant" that's almost 7 months! I would think HUGE! But I guess from this point on the little one inside me is going to be gaining weight a lot faster-working on her rolls-so we will see! Still diligent about my oil! 

HAPPY OR MOODY: kinda moody this week! Not like bipolar moody but I just get sad a lot easier and my annoyance level has decreased majorly! Michael had 24 hour duty AGAIN this weekend (3rd Saturday in a row) and I totally cried like 10 times on Saturday being by myself:(

SYMPTOMS: You will probably hear me complain about my back pain every single day. It's bad, and I swear gets worse everyday. It's a mix between my normal chiari back pain and pregnancy back pain...not good. Heartburn/acid reflux is through the roof! I was not getting any sleep and I would dread eating and drinking cause of it. Luckily I started taking an occasional zofran and it's saved my life! 

LOOKING FORWARD TO: our next ultrasound and seeing a glimpse as to what our little girl is going to look like when she comes out! I'm getting a 3D/4D at 30 weeks! 

Overall pregnancy has been oh so kind to me; after those torturous first 4 months that is! I love having her grow inside me, but I'm getting SO anxious to meet and see her!! 

Friday, June 6, 2014


My friend Kennedy tagged me in this video on Facebook and it was just TOO  good not to share! There is so many lines in this that I am throwing my hands up screamin' AMEN too! Perfectly and hilariously put! Worth a watch for all you mammas:)  

Thursday, June 5, 2014


I’ve had a lot of people ask me about the “long distance baby shower” that I mentioned a couple post back so I decided I would further explain it! It’s something that could either be a total fail and only my grandma will send me something, or turn out to be a huge success (I’m hoping) just as if I were to have a physical baby shower!

First off we live in North Carolina, we are stationed here for the army-so military families especially I personally think this is perfect! All of our friends and family are on the west coast so very far from home!

I went back and forth on if I actually wanted to go through with this idea, I was worried people would think it was tacky for me to basically send out “invites” purely asking for gifts! But when I thought more about it-is a physical baby shower much different? Sure it’s a time you get to get together with family and friends, chat and eat finger foods-but the main idea behind it is to help the mamma-to-be get ready for her upcoming baby-which is the same main idea behind mine! I decided to push my hesitation to the side and give it a shot! If people send something-SO great and I am SO grateful! If not-totally cool, not offended, still love you! I gave my mom the go-ahead to send the “invites” out and we will see how this goes!

The poem reads:

"It's hard to live so far away
When a baby girl is on the way! 
Family and friends spread far and wide
Would love to be there by her side.
But since we can't be there, I say,
Let's do our best to make Whitney's Day.
Send your gifts and cards by mail
And she'll feel our love without fail" 

Here in North Carolina I do have maybe a handful of lady friends-okay maybe like 2- but I’m getting there- and my best friend is coming out to visit me in July so there will be a very teeny tiny get together with those 3 friends that we will eat finger foods and that’s when I’ll open all the gifts that are sent to me- so I still get a tiny bit of the feel as a physical baby shower!

Anyways-I hope this answers those questions some of you had & spread the idea to other military families-I think it’s perfect!

Ps: sorry my blog looks kinda funky-something weird happened with my template- and since I'm new to this and not tech-savvy, still trying to fix it! 

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