Friday, June 27, 2014

32 Weeks



Size of the Baby:  Eliza is the size of a jicama.  Whatever that is!  

Maternity Clothes: all the time!  I'm squishing myself into my Lululemon workout tops...they're nice and loose so they give me space in the belly.  

Nursery:  We've picked up our dresser we had refinished!  It was Ryan's grandfather's and was in his room growing up.  We had the stain match the crib and it's absolutely beautiful!!!!  When we get back from the beach, I'll finally be able to organize her room!

Movement: A lot!!!  It's the best feeling!  At the doctors today, the nurse was listening to her heartbeat and Eliza kicked so hard her hand flew up!

Symptoms: Still have lots of rib pain.  The doctor says it's how my nerves are spreading. 

Sleep:  I can't nap during the day or I'm up all night!  I tend to hit a wall around 4, so I usually go on walks at that time.  

Cravings:  Food.  All food.

What I Miss:  feeling good about my body

Best Moments This Week: Seeing her nursery come together!  Also, some great deals I've found!!

Looking Forward To: THE BEACH!!!!!!!  

Gestational Psychosis:   I've been pretty good!  No real crazy moments!!  

Sunday, June 22, 2014

31 Weeks

*Week 30 was the last week of school.  So, we'll just skip that because it wasn't documented!*

Size of the Baby:  Eliza is the size of a pineapple.  She's weighing in around 3.5 pounds.

Maternity Clothes: All maternity pants, still wearing some normal tops.

Nursery:  Her chair is in!  Now we're waiting on her dresser to be finished so I can organize the room.  We have all of her bedding!

Movement: Most people have been able to feel her.  She's active all the time now!  We can just look at my belly and see her moving now!

Symptoms: She nestles nicely under my left rib.  It's the sweetest and most excrutiating thing!  There's actually some bruising outside...yikes!

Sleep:  Loooove sleep.

Cravings:  Food.

What I Miss:  Sports and Running...starting to get sad that we'll miss a few football games, too.

Best Moments This Week: Eliza's Shower!

Looking Forward To: THE BEACH!!!!!!!  Long walks, sleeping soundly, time with family, getting Eliza to EI for the first time, even if it's in utero!

Gestational Psychosis:   I had the hardest time packing up my room.  I'm just not myself!  I felt like I was in a fog.  I'm normally so routine and on top of it!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Eliza's Purple and Grey Shower!

The incredibly talented Jennifer and Meredith hosted an amazing brunch shower for Eliza Ward today!  Everything was absolutely incredible!  It was brunch and they served all my favorite things, from mini quiches to tomato pie to milk!  I had such a great time, I could have sat and visited for hours!!

"Mom"osa bar


The beautiful hostesses!

These diapers are hilarious.  They'll definitely bring some late night laughs.  My favorite said, "Daddy's turn!"

Grammy, Gamma, Mommy, Laynie, and Gigi

Eliza loves Ruby

Sweet Mommas

Marshall love!



Lauren got E some pirate gear!!!

Monogrammed bottle koozie!

Thank you everyone for making us feel so special!  She can't wait to meet you!













Monday, June 9, 2014

Candlewood Shower

My amazing second mothers threw such a wonderful shower for our baby girl this past Saturday!  We felt so loved and blessed!  Baby Eliza Ward was spoiled rotten!!  Thank you so much to our generous friends and family. We love you so so much.

The amazing hostesses

Mom and Grandma

Gorgeous high school gals



Aren't we cute?!?

















Saturday, June 7, 2014

Week 29




Size of the Baby:  Baby Marshall is the size of a butternut squash.

Maternity Clothes: All maternity pants, still wearing some normal tops.

Nursery:  Most of her prints are in, so now I'm on the hunt for frames.  I've also ordered the bunting for over her crib.

Movement: She's  definitely most active at night and after lunch.  

Symptoms: I've been a bit more tired, but that may be because of how crazy work is.  We went to a comedy show and sitting in those uncomfortable chairs was hard on my back...I had to stand up for a while.

Sleep:  Still sleeping pretty soundly!  I still attribute that to our relaxation practices.

Cravings:  Breakfast blends from TJs!!  Almonds, cranberries, granola, and yogurt drops.

What I Miss:  spontaneity  

Best Moments This Week: We went to the doctor and talked out our birth preferences. I was pretty happy with how it turned out. Will still have to work on standing up for ourselves and delivery room but we can handle that!

Looking Forward To: Showering Eliza Ward the next two weekends!

Gestational Psychosis:  I locked the cat in the closet and left Milk outside :-(.  I also went to school without my backpack yesterday.