August 20, 2014

Thank you so much for all your well wishes on Instagram. The first three days of life were hard but once the milk came in it looks like clear skies up ahead! I'll be back in this space in a little while after I get in a good amount of snuggles!! 


While we wait...

After an uneventful stint in Labor & Delivery on Monday evening we were sent home. I was contracting 2-3 minutes apart at about a pain level of 5. But sadly other parts of my body were not cooperating to begin "true labor" so here we are on day 3 of waiting! I've been slacking on reading all your blogs so I am hoping to play catch up once the beauty of an epidural kicks in and I am just waiting around (this is how I play it out in my mind that is).
So love to you all for following along and wishing me a speedy and healthy delivery - we're just not quite there yet!! Meanwhile this is life lately...

Notice that I took a screen shot of this at 12:12 am - I was excited to say the least.
 So when you're not in labor you decide to gain weight instead. After discovering this recipe on Pinterest I had to make it. I may or may not have eaten the whole.damn.thing in three days...soo good! I add the icing on in the morning so it's nice and gooey.
 Milking Finn and Mama time.
 If you follow along on Instagram you already saw this but the bottom line was my contractions on Monday night. I was certain I was going to be holding our baby by this point!
Good news is that David took the day off to spend with me. Which means my nagging finally paid off with the very last addition to the nursery...can you spot it?

Look forward to catching up on all your blogs, sorry for my radio silence over here!
#operationevictpresley in full effect!


40 weeks - DUE DATE

How far along: 40 weeks aka FULLY COOKED aka GET OUT aka PLEASE
Mini is the size of a: watermelon  (19-22 in. 6-9 lbs.)
Maternity Clothes: There is a reason that I have worn these white shorts in my last four updates :)
Stretch Marks: survived 40 weeks without them!
Sleep: crummy - can't turn my brain off too much anticipation!
Symptoms: pressure, pressure, pressure on my bladder!
Best Moment of the Week: Well I was hoping it would be today...
Movement: I tap her to tell her it's time to party
Cravings: none
Gender: GIRL
Belly Button In or Out: In
Wedding Ring on or Off: Off (lasted 39 weeks!)
Anything Making You Queasy or Sick: nope
What I Miss: Not having to pee every eight seconds
What I am Looking Forward to: Labor
Labor Signs: None :(
Nursery: All done! You can see it here!



Alright this lady's time is up! While I am crossing my fingers (toes, arms, legs) that she arrives at least by her due date (Sunday) I am hoping I'll have some exciting news for you over the weekend. Follow along on Instagram for bumpwatch 2014!

Have a great weekend!!


You Matter

I have to admit that this waiting game is hard. Not knowing when little miss is going to decide to make an appearance into this world makes for one impatient me. The fact that once she is here...she is here forever and my life will never be the same is also a crazy thought. That I will never again be truly carefree and will always have a little to worry about is surreal.

Is it weird that since I am soon to be a mom I think about people in terms of babies? Like the tragic passing of Robin Williams, I think "he was someone's baby". It just goes to show that no matter how people make it appear on the outside we all are fighting our own battles.

If you or someone you know is battling with depression there are people that can help you.

or you can go online to

You matter.

RIP Robin Williams


39 weeks

How far along: 39 weeks, 2 days
Mini is the size of a: watermelon  (19-22 in. 7 lbs.)
Maternity Clothes: anything stretchy - barely any maternity clothes fit at this point!
Stretch Marks: still in the clear
Sleep: waking up at 2:30, 3:30 & 5:30 to pee...I have a feeling I will be waking up like this for awhile.
Symptoms: heartburn, tons of pressure on my pelvis, nesting/cleaning like mad.
Best Moment of the Week: I got to meet my friend's baby yesterday. She delivered him two days early -lucky!!
Movement: Rockin' and Rollin' and totally out of room
Cravings: none
Gender: GIRL
Belly Button In or Out: In and flat
Wedding Ring on or Off: I made it 39 weeks - with the heat I don't want to risk having them cut. So off they went.
Anything Making You Queasy or Sick: nope
What I Miss: Clothing, I have already bought some post pregnancy clothes and I can't wait to snip off the tags and wear them!
What I am Looking Forward to: Looking at David and saying "It's time!"
Labor Signs: Braxton Hicks - I have an appointment today so I will be curious to see if I have progressed any further.
Nursery: All done! You can see it here!
Emotions: Getting nervous but more so ready to meet our daughter!


Loving Lately

The air is starting to get crisp and that just reminds me (and every other blogger) that fall is quickly approaching. These are some items I have been coveting lately!

Pom Pom Hand Crochet Throw

Hammered Metal Wood Lanterns

2015 Calendar - be still my ombre loving heart!

Hinge Vintage Expedition Jacket

Posy Necklace


Life Lately

Gorgeous sunsets (just ignore all those power lines ;)
Finn showing me what to do when it's go time.
Whipping up a batch of my pepperoncini's!
Getting one last mani (hopefully) before labor.
A very happy Finn at the park.
And wishing my very best friend a very happy, happy birthday!!

38 weeks

How far along: 38 weeks, 4 days
Mini is the size of a: watermelon  (19-22 in. 6.5 lbs.)
Maternity Clothes: oh yes
Stretch Marks: still none
Sleep: Getting worse and worse, I can literally hear my pelvis pop in and out of place when I roll over.
Best Moment of the Week: Umm still looking for it...haha. 1 week, 4 days until my due date and if I go over I WILL cry.
Movement: Little lady gave me a freakout on Tuesday, but since then all good.
Cravings: none
Gender: GIRL
Belly Button In or Out: In and flat
Wedding Ring on or Off: Still on but tight, tight, tight!
Anything Making You Queasy or Sick: nope
What I Miss: Getting off the couch without groaning, walking around without having to pee every 8 seconds and Paul Walker.
What I am Looking Forward to: Contractions - I want this baby OUT!
Labor Signs: none wahhhhh
Nursery: All done! You can see it here!
Emotions: Anxious and extremely impatient!