Saturday, September 29, 2012

32 Weeks

I think reality is starting to set in a little. Well, anxious side of things anyways. It's so crazy to think that four to ten weeks from now, little one will be here! Big range, but you never know when he/she will decide to show!

My belly button is starting to level out; and when I cough, it pokes out. Hahaha! Just had to share :-)

Seems a lot lower than last week!!!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Perfect Birthday Weekend

We had so much fun in Bayfield this weekend! We left home at 5am so we could get up there and enjoy a full day of roaming and shopping and fun. We stopped on the way for breakfast at a little place in Trego. Then once we got to the lake, we hit a couple of beaches before heading into town. Once in town we visited some shops before hitting more beaches and roaming the area. Then grabbed lunch and checked into out hotel room at Winfield Inn. I was exhausted at this point, so we decided to take a two hour nap and once we got up, we went to Big Water Cafe in town and I got a hot caramel apple cider. It was freaking amazing!!! Then we hit more beaches (yes, we love walking the beaches and looking for agates and other random fun things we can find), and then went back to the hotel at dark. We decided on a relaxing night in, and showered and changed into PJs. Then we ordered deliver pizza from a local pizza place (which was the best pizza I have ever had!!!!! SOOOOOO yummy!!!) and once the guy came, we opened the door and in came a cat! Hahaha!! We called the office and it was the owners cat, and we said we didn't mind if she hung out with us for a while, and the owner agreed, but the kitty had a 10pm curfew. Haha!! So we ate pizza while watching Ratatouille and hanging out with the hotel owner's cat :-) We stayed up for a while after we sent Rosey (the cat) home and then crashed while watching the Mask. Sunday morning we got up at 8am and Laura did my hair and we went for breakfast before our maternity shoot at 11am. After breakfast we had some time to kill yet, so we hiked around this wooded creek area right in the middle of town. It was so pretty! Then at 11am we met with Hannah and had a fun, fabulous shoot! She wants us to move up there so bad! Hahahaha!!! We love her!!! :D After the shoot we hit one more beach before heading home. We stopped at Tremblay's Sweet Shop in Hayward and bought a TON fo candy and sweets. Probably enough to last a year! lol. Once home we cuddled the puppies and relaxed and went to bed early! Ha! 
Anyways, here are some of the pictures!! 

It was cold and windy when we first got to the lake!!! 

Lunch time! Can you tell we're tired?!

View from our room...

 My yummy hot cider!!!

 Beach at sunset...Still super cold and windy!

The owner's cat that we hung out with for a while. Haha!

Sunday morning before our shoot

Sunday after the shoot on the way home. Last beach we stopped at. It was so gorgeous out! Barely any wind; perfect weather!!!

And of course I have to add one of the maternity shoot! I will add more when I can, but as of right now, she is SUPER busy and this is all I have seen :-) 

I love Alex! He is such a ham, and totally stole the show!!! :D Hannah was ROLLING with laughter after this one!!!

Friday, September 21, 2012

30 Weeks 6 Days

I'm getting very excited to leave tomorrow morning for Bayfield! I can't wait for a nice relaxing weekend in the north woods; on the lake ♥ We are leaving at 5am so we get up there between 9-10am. That way we have plenty of time to roam around town and find things to do! Then Sunday morning we are having our maternity pictures done by the famous Hannah Stonehouse Hudson! Super fun! I even got her a surprise thank you gift!!

I hope she likes it!!! We are also going to bring home apple brats if we can find them. We had them a couple years ago when we were there and they are AMAZING! Oh! And it's my golden birthday on Sunday! I can't believe it! :D SOOOOO much going on!! Anyways, here is this week's belly bump pic!!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Most Amazing Experience

We had the 3D ultrasound yesterday (12 hours ago. haha!) and it was awesome!!! We got to see little peanut blink, stick his/her tongue out, suck on their hand, and move around soooo much!! We also found out that baby has hair!!! We obviously couldn't tell how much, but she showed us how she picked it up and there is a little bit there! Too cute! Here are a few pictures!

Tonight is also Alex's beer and diaper party. We are doing cloth, but wanted back ups for trips, out and about, and at family's houses. We both agreed it would just be easier that way :-) Here was the invitations I had made and sent out!!

I thought they were cute :-) I'm still up waiting for him to call because I'm the designated driver and cab for anyone who needs a ride. But this momma is going to need some major sleep because I'm getting tired fast!

Friday, September 14, 2012

29 Weeks 6 Days

Only 10 more weeks to go!!! I can't believe it! :D Tomorrow we got for our 3D ultrasound and we are going to Bayfield, WI for my birthday weekend next week and on Sunday before we come home we are getting maternity pictures done. Woohoo!!! :D I can't wait!!!

Looks like baby dropped some this week or something! Last week he/she was way up there!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Eleven Years Later

I still remember exactly where I was, what I was doing, and what was going on around me when I heard about the attacks on the World Trade Center in NYC. I was in 7th grade and in my Social Studies class and the teacher received a call and promptly turned on the news. Everyone in the class was working on our world map projects, but was soon engulfed into the scene unfolding on that little monitor. About five minutes later the principal announced for the teachers to please turn off their TVs and go back to routine daily work. At that point, there was not going to be a routine daily work...and none of the teachers through out the day had us do anything much, and they left their TVs on. I remember at lunch time sitting with my group of friends discussing it, and arguing with one girl as we tried to figure out what country had done it. We had just finished discussing Pearl Harbor in one of the classes, and the kamikaze Japanese pilots, and I blurted out "what if it was the Japanese?" Of course, that started a heated argument with her because she had been to Japan and said that the people weren't like that anymore. Oh how I didn't realize how stupid our seventh grade ramblings were... I remember after school coming home and my mom already being there. We sat on the couch cuddling for hours (which was something I never did with my mom) watching the news and I remember her stroking my hair for comfort as tears streamed down her face....

Since I was younger, I didn't have the affect of pre-9/11 freedoms taken away as much, but I do remember post-9/11 flights. We were living in Madison, WI at the time and I would fly to visit my dad once or twice a year in Charlotte, NC. I remember how different it was after the attacks...all the extra security and feeling scared of the unknown.

I look back now, at the age of understanding everything that happened that day, and going to be a mother soon myself, I understood what feels were surging through my mom; and everyone else in America. I hope that my child and future children will never have to see a day where all certainties are stripped out of our hands, and no where feels safe.

Today I did a patriotic photo shoot with one of my friends in honor of all of the men and women who lost their lives that day, and those who are still serving our country.

I'm also doing a shoot tomorrow with a few other people, including fire fighters and police officers. I hope that the images I produced today and will produce tomorrow give them strength and courage and know that America and her people support their service!!

9/11/01 - We will NEVER forget!

Friday, September 7, 2012

28 Weeks 6 Days

I had really bad stomach pains on Monday night, so I called the dr to see what they could do to help. They told me to try a few things and if nothing worked to call back. I did what they told me to and nothing helped, so when I called back, they told me to come in.
I got checked out and everything was okay, and they said that it was just a lot of stomach acid, and they gave me anti-acid stuff and sent me on my way. I ended up waking up several times through the night and I had the pain Tuesday afternoon into the evening and again a few times Wednesday morning. But I haven't had it since Wednesday morning. Hopefully it won't come back!!!!

Here is this week's belly pic!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Items Checked off the To Do List!

I finally set up the bookshelf and got all the books on it! I have a few of my books on top, but all the rest are baby's. :-)

I also took the blanket that I had bought for if we have a girl and got her name embroidered on it!!! So these are both blankets next to each other!!

All I have left to do is re-sew the corner because I had to rip the seam so it could be embroidered the correct way.

I can also no longer see my feet! So funny!! :D