Saturday, September 17, 2011

Someone needs to remind me...

... that I have a baby coming in 2 months!

I mean, obviously I haven't forgotten that I only have 10 weeks left until Baby H makes his debut... this big belly is enough of a reminder.  However, I should be reminded that having a child is not cheap!

The past few weeks I have been DYING to shop and blow some serious $$$.  I don't know what has gotten into me.  Just a few months ago when Jason asked me what I wanted for my birthday, I couldn't think of even one little thing.  Well, if he were to ask me now, my list would be longer than a kid's letter to Santa! 

Everyone keeps telling me not to buy baby stuff because we have all these showers coming up.  So instead, I decided to treat myself to a few goodies.  I deserve it, right?

Alex and Ani expandable bangle bracelets in Russian Gold.  I have been looking everywhere for bracelets to fit my tiny 5.5" wrists and have FINALLY found them!  I love them so much that I ordered another set in Russian Silver!  Thanks to Pink Lou Lou for posting these on your blog!

I have spent the past month cleaning out every closet, nook and cranny in our house to make room for the massive amount of baby stuff we will soon have.  What I found was that if I never went shopping again for makeup or toiletry items, I would still never run out!  Did that stop me from dropping by Sephora yesterday and picking up this expensive fun eyeshadow palette?  Nope!  It is the NAKED Palette from Urban Decay and is AMAZING!
Everyone I know that has a pair of TOMS shoes loves them!  After going through my fall clothes, I decided I needed a new pair of comfortable, casual shoes without a heel.  Most of my shoes for fall and winter have heels and that is not practical when I'm 8/9 months pregnant or hauling around a baby in a car seat.  So I went online and ordered a pair of these... only to find out when they arrived that I ordered the wrong size.  : (  Now I have to mail them back and wait for a new pair. Ugh!  At least TOMS is a good company - with every shoe purchase they provide a pair of shoes for a child in need.
With the sudden cooler weather, I had to stop by Yankee Candle and get some  new fall fragrance Car Jars.  Apple Cider is the one currently hanging in my car and smells delish!  Jason thinks it smells like an old lady's car.  I also picked up Spiced Pumpkin and Cranberry Chutney. 
That wasn't so bad, was it?  My mommy friends all tell me that once babe gets here, I won't buy things for myself anymore, so I better enjoy doing it now.  Well, that is one piece of advice out of the millions I have received that I am taking.  : )

Friday, September 16, 2011

New Blog Design!!!

I am ecstatic about my new blog design!!!  Shout out to Jenn at Munchkin Land Designs for doing such a wonderful job and being so easy to work with!  http://www.munchkinland-designs.com/

I think the "Family Makes A Home" theme is very fitting for my current place in life.  This past year has been full of ups and downs, gains and losses.  I lost my mom and gained a son.  I have had to change the priorities in my life and let family be my main focus.  

I have lived in Lexington for 10 years now and have resided in 7 different places (dorms, apartments, townhomes, houses, etc.).  That is the typical  life of a college student and young professional.  I know that our current residence won't be our last, but regardless of that, as long as I have Jason, Baby H and Lucie, I will always be "home". 

Sunday, September 4, 2011

4D Fetal Photos!!!

Jason and I are using our 4 day weekend to get ready for our little babe's arrival in less than 3 MONTHS!  It finally feels like there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  I am so excited to finally meet our little guy, but would be lying if I said I wasn't terrified!  Mid panic attack, my husband reassuringly says "It will suck for one day and then it will be great."  What would I do without him?

To start the weekend off, we went to have 4D Fetal Photos taken at Lexington Fetal Photography.  Baby H had several people anxiously waiting to get a glimpse of him... Aunt Deanna, Aunt Nicky, Grandma Adele, Great Aunt Cynthia, Cousins Peyton, Cooper, Katie and Therese and of course Mommy & Daddy!

Here are a few of our favorite shots.  

We were able to get most of his body in one shot b/c he was so squished up.  His feet were up over his head and his hands are cupped over his ears.
My favorite shot - with his little hands over his ears.
Look at that cute little nose.
We didn't get to see much movement... it was his nap time.  Not sure how he slept through the jolt of sugar I gave him after drinking a bottle of orange juice.  Maybe I should have tried a Dr. Pepper and Candy Bar like my sister suggested.  Here is a video of the most movement we were able to see.

video

I can't wait to meet this little guy that likes to kick me all night! 


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Loving life and enjoying every second of it with my college sweetheart and husband of 3 years, Jason, my precious baby boy, Henry and our sweet dog, Lucie. Welcome to my blog - hope you enjoy this glimpse into my life!

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