Saturday, November 27, 2010

Gender Reveal Weekend - Part 2

The Party
(This is mostly a picture post because I think the pictures speak louder than any words could)

Our Gender Reveal party was held the next night on Saturday at Johnny Carino's. All of our family and close friends were invited, we had about 25 people total. We had asked every one to wear either pink or blue depending on their prediction. I am just going to assume that not many people own pink because I am pretty sure there was more blue than pink. I was absolutely certain it was a girl (note the pink) and Heath was 100% sure it was a boy (as his shirt will show) I would also like to state that, of the two of us, I am right about 99% of the time.

Proud Parents-to-Be

Part of Team Pink
Presley, Mom, Myself and Ashlie
We were all certain it was a girl.
I would also like to note that Team blue consisted of mostly of Heath's family with the exception of Kristi (who was a strong Team Pink player) and Alivia (who was dressed by Kristi)
There were also a few other Pink Players but mostly it was Team Blue players

The Cake.
I worried over this cake more than I did my wedding cake.

We are ready to cut!

Here we go!

So, I think this picture pretty much tells you what color the cake is! If you can't tell I am quite shocked that this cake is actually BLUE! I had to look twice. I am never wrong!

I am just a tad shocked and I am still unsure if I am comprehending this whole color thing...

My baby is a BOY!
I am somewhere between laughing and crying (tears of happiness of course)
and Heath cannot contain his excitement!

It is slowly sinking in that I am having a baby boy and it's not just the fact that its a boy I feel like I would have been this overwhelmed either way because now this little one has an identity.

I'm wrong...SERIOUSLY!

Yeah, it's Blue!

Its definitely BLUE!!

Somewhere in the middle of all this excitement Heath pulls out a Blue baby sock corsage that he had bought me, just in case his was right...for once! Here he is putting it on me.

I am laughing at Heath's excitement, the corsage and...and Really! I'm wrong!

Proud papa and his Blue cake.

Holy Cow! We are having a BOY!!!

Baby Landon

This is probably my favorite picture of us the entire evening.

This is the ultrasound picture that was sealed in the envelope in my purse.

It is definitely a boy. The picture is sort of at an odd angle it is almost a profile.

While I was shocked that it was a boy, I am super excited. This is the first boy for our family on both sides. It took me a little while to shift gears. I have never shopped for a boy before. I am surrounded by little girls, I don't think I had ever even been in a boy's department before. Sunday we spent time shopping and had a great time. After a little while I definitely got into the swing of things. This little guy is going to be VERY spoiled and we are going to have alot of fun, the three of us!

This was probably the most fun I have ever had being wrong...not that I have ever been wrong before!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Gender Reveal Weekend - Part 1

Holy Cow! Sorry it has taken me so long to post about this. Things have been crazy since last week and I haven't found time to sit down and write.

Last Thursday night Mom, Ashlie and Presley flew in from Texas for the weekend. Friday morning I had my ultrasound done which was part 1 of the gender reveal. I came to the Dr. office with quite a crew...7 to be exact and 2 babies. We took up most of the waiting room. I don't think they had ever seen that many people for an ultrasound before. I didn't care I wanted them all there. In addition to Mom, Ashlie and P, Kristi and the girls and Linda all came too. Of course Heath was there.

When it was finally our turn to go we all bunched into the room to take a peek at the little one. When it was time to get the "money shot" I made everyone hide their eyes so that there was no peeking!!! Afterwards, the ultrasound tech called the results in to the cake lady and then sealed THE SHOT in an envelope. It was driving everyone (but me I think) crazy that the results were right there in our hands and we couldn't look.

After our appointment we all went for lunch downtown and then off to get ready for the next day!

Take a look at our pics aren't they cute!!!


Tiny Feet

Tiny Face

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

It's That Time Again!

I cannot believe we are approaching that time of year again. Everyone is buzzing around getting ready for the holidays. One of my favorite things to do each year is to do my Christmas Cards. On Saturday we took our Christmas photos and now I can hardly wait to plan my cards.

Last year a dear friend of mine sent me the most adorable Christmas Photo card, when I flipped it over I noticed it was from Shutterfly. I decided right then that my next photo cards would come from there. If you haven't been on there site it is a must!!! They have some amazing Photo Christmas Cards at all different price points. I personally have been having a difficult time choosing. Here are some of my favorites...

I cannot wait to get our Christmas photos back to see what they look the best in. The best part is that if you are a tiny bit nuts (like me) and want everything to coordinate most of the cards have matching address labels!

Shutterfly also has some wonderful Christmas gifts as well. They have adorable photo books and calenders that make excellent gifts! I think I just might have to have one of these little pewter ornaments hanging on my tree with my sonogram picture in it!

You should definitely take a look at all their amazing gifts and if you haven't already chosen your Christmas cards you should really check them out! And if you are a blogger you can get 50 free ones! Click here to see how: Shutterfly

I already have my eye on some adorable birth announcements for the spring! Don't worry people, I have some BIG posts coming very soon! With some very exciting news!!!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Half-Way Baby!!!!

Did anyone happen to notice that my little ticker lady has waddled her way to the 20 week mark?!?

Well, I did!

Holy Cow! 20 Weeks we are officially half way there! What a wonderful way to celebrate 20 weeks by finding out what we are having this weekend. I can't wait!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Favorite Things Friday!

Actually, lets call it...
Fashion Friday - Maternity Edition

Skinny Maternity Jeans

I purchased mine from Motherhood Maternity for about $30 and I am in love with them. They look super cute with boots, flats, or heels. The great part is if you go in to the store and they don't have your size they will ship them to you for free.

Winter Maternity Coat

Some of you said "Don't do it" or "Don't waste your money" but, I did it anyway...and I LOVE IT! This isn't my actual coat but, it's very similar. I bought mine last week when the high was in the low 50's. I had worn my regular coat only to realize in another few weeks it wasn't going to close. I found a great maternity coat at Burlington Coat factory for $22, so I snatched it up. It is one of my favorite purchases. I don't even look pregnant when I wear least for now.

Layering tees

This one was suggested to me by Ashlie and I now own three (ivory, white and lime). I plan to add a grey, black and red one too. The ones I have purchased are not maternity they are just regular layering tees but one size larger (or you can purchase the maternity version as shown. This is the Heidi Klum brand from Motherhood.) Because the fabric is typically thin they stretch, and will keep stretching over the tummy. The best part is they are long enough to cover my bump. I have worn them alone with jeans and also under sweaters, summer dresses, sleeveless shirts, just about anything really. You can find them almost anywhere for under $10.

*Just a reminder you have less than a week to vote on the baby poll found on my side bar...Don't forget to vote!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

4 months down, 5 and some change to go....

Holy Cow! How is it possible that I am now, officially, 5 months pregnant. It feels like yesterday we were standing over that little stick that said the most beautiful word I have ever seen..."Yes"

Month 4 was relatively uneventful. I have started to get some of my energy back, which is nice. It is increasingly harder for me to bend over. Everything is starting to push up into my chest, making me short of breath on occasion. I am pretty sure I have painted my own toenails for the last time or at least until April.

This little monkey started moving and now moves alot! I now feel the baby on a daily basis. He (or she) is the most active between 9 and 12 at night. (I think this baby might be a night owl, like us.) It is so crazy to feel it moving. Heath was finally able to feel it on the outside, two little kicks. I have also been able to feel, what I can only assume, is the baby turning over?!? It almost feels like losing your stomach on a roller coaster. Whatever it is, is a very odd sensation!

My wardrobe is becoming more limited as I get bigger. Many of my pre-pregnancy shirts are getting too small, or more like too short. Maternity clothing (that looks decent) is very limited, so I have had to do a little creative shopping. Thank goodness long shirts and sweaters are in! I actually don't mind my new curves too much. Heath likes my new Kardashian-like booty, I don't mind it much either, provided it doesn't get much bigger!

In just 2 weeks we will be having the ultrasound to find out the sex, only we won't be finding out that day. The following day, we are having a gender reveal party, with family and friends to find out what we are having. We will have the cake, and cut it to reveal either pink or blue inside. I am so excited about this I can't wait. If you would like to make your prediction I have added a poll to my side bar. Let me know what you think I am or blue, either will do!!!

For the grand finale, here is my new picture at a full 4 months! I definitely have a bump now and thats not all thats growing!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

October Leftovers

Just thought I would give you a little recap of the things I didn't post about in October...

Heath and I went to our 9th Georgia National Fair. I can't even believe we have been together 9 years. We go every year. It is a special date for us and we love to go!!! Next year we will have our new addition in tow! We love to eat all the yummy food and make our tummy's hurt. This year was no exception. We ate corn dogs, nachos, and a "Big Chocolate Thang" (which is basically just a bunch of chocolate cake, hot fudge and ice cream) We walked around, watched the pig races, went to the petting zoo, looked at the exhibits and saw a couple of shows. All the good fair stuff!!!

A couple of weeks ago we went into Walmart. As I was in line paying, Heath went out the door ahead of me. Well, long story short, we added a new addition to our four legged family. We had been considering getting another cat and this little guy needed a home. So I gave in. He doesn't really have a name. Heath and the girls call him Spooky, because he is a Halloween cat but, most of the time we just refer to him as "The little guy" He is a great kitten and gets along great with the dogs. Sorry for the crappy picture, he wouldn't sit still!

I was also on vacation for a week but, I didn't really do much. Just a little cleaning and organizing to make room for Baby L. It was nice just to kick back and relax. For Halloween Heath and I went to dinner and to see the movie Inception...I will let you know how it was when my brain catches up to what I saw.

For now I will leave you with a new bump picture! Exciting I know! With all that said....HELLO NOVEMBER!!!!