Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Blast from the Past

Four friends and I offered to plan our 10 year high school reunion.

Those four friends and I are HAPPILY passing the 20 year planning baton on to someone else. ;)

Who knew it could be so much work?!?!

And I've never in my life developed such a passionate view on RSVPing.

Let's just say when people tell you, "Eh. I might be there", it's a planning nightmare.

Not to mention when people don't respond...at all.

BUT, we had an absolute blast! Only 24 of us showed up (a good chunk of this number was spouses). But I guess that's a pretty good turn out when you graduate with 73.

Got to see some of my very best friends and some people I haven't seen in 10 years.

All in all. A really good time.

Just wish I would have gotten more pictures...

Monday, July 30, 2012

So Blessed: 35 Weeks

I am beyond blessed.

At times it leaves me speechless.

I have the most wonderful family, husband, and friends. I mean it.

I am so lucky to still be very close to gals I went to kindergarten with. We may live all over the WORLD, but we all still keep in very close touch. Well, some of these gals' mamas decided to throw me a shower.

Let's just say it was absolute perfection. Every little detail.

Baby Lyla was showered with so much love and so many cute little gifts.

Blessed. Blessed. Blessed.

Me and my preggo bestie. She's welcoming her little man SO soon. She's getting induced TODAY!!!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Life Funsies

Last week, a few good friends threw a fun little Girls' Night Out/Let's-Celebrate-Baby-Green get-together.

I've really found such a great group of friends through Junior League. Such a GREAT way to get involved and learn SO much about your community. Not to mention the oh-so-fun social aspect. We've had some pretty fun gals nights. ;)

But the shower was beautifully done, and the food was amazing. A fabulous night all-around!

Yep. It's totally in the JLW water. ;)

Then, last Saturday, after desperately convincing my husband (and a few worried friends), I made the drive to KC for a friend's wedding... nearly 34 weeks pregnant and by myself. 

Not going to lie, I was pretty nervous about it. My doc said it was fine, but just to get out every hour and walk around. What if my car broke down in the 108 degree heat? What if I went into labor (highly unlikely...but possible)? Not to mention the fact that the past 4 times I've made the drive, my ankles start to look like elephant feet. Ugh. 

But, I made it. Saw some of my very best friends for the LAST time before I become a mommy. So crazy. Life is about to get a wee bit different. ;)

So happy I made the trip. It's always SO sad for me to go solo to a wedding without my honey, but it was so great to see everyone! 

The two preggos with our Shirley Temples :)

Of course Sophie made an appearance. This little gal has made it to the last three weddings!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

33 Week Bumpdate

So. I almost did a "please let me vent post" a few days ago. 

But I figured bumpdates are much more uplifting. 

And I didn't have the energy to blog, to be honest. 

And deep down I completely know I have NOTHING to complain about. I am beyond blessed. 
But let's just say that since the moment (literally) we got back from vacation 3 weeks ago, things have gone awry - from the dishwasher flooding our basement, to the fridge going out ONE month out of warranty, to having an incredibly sick dog (and now dogS), to the hubs' car overheating, to my poor husband having to go back and forth to the dentist 6 times in 3 weeks, to a lighting re-wire turning into us not having lights in the majority of our house. Not to mention the lack of money able to go into our "savings-for-12-weeks-of-unpaid-maternity-leave"...we just keep seeing $$$ heading out the door every.single.day.

When it rains it pours, right? 

But a friend brought up a very valid point - at LEAST all of this is going on before Lyla gets here. 
And. Done with Vent. Thank you very much. 

How Far Along: 33 Weeks. And on a brighter note...
I don't think I've talked about my third trimester too much. And I feel that I MUST. Most women say their third trimester is the most difficult (or at least a tie with first trimester). And most women say second trimester is the "honeymoon phase". 
So, I really started to feel guilty about my feelings in the first 6-7 months/MOST of my pregnancy. 
I didn't like any part of it...except for my sweet little gal moving around inside me of course. But I felt sick all.the.time. And I had just about every symptom you could possible have in pregnancy: fatigue, heartburn, major intestinal issues, and a terrible body image. 
Well, I hit my third trimester, and I immediately began to feel better. I rarely feel sick (but do still get heartburn), and I am fully on board with my changing body. The moment people could actually tell I was pregnant and started asking me, "When are you due" changed the way I looked at myself. 
And now, pregnancy is going GREAT! I'm loving it. :)
Maternity Clothes: Yes. And I'm quite terrified of what I'm going to wear for those couple of weeks I'll be back at school. Things are starting not to fit! 
Gender: Baby Girl Lyla. 
Movement: Little miss thang is up in my ribcage. And I've been feeling some kind of appendage for the last week - arm? leg? She keeps stretching it out - yesterday, I poked it, and she moved it. I giggled. 
Sleep: Well. It was bound to happen, right? I'm still sleeping very well, however, I wake up multiple times a night. It takes so much for me to roll over! 
And, I feel like I got a SLIGHT glimpse at motherhood this week. My poor little Samson was incredibly sick with an intestine/pancreas infection, and I didn't sleep a wink two nights in a row because I was so worried about him. I kept waking up to just go spend time with him in the bathroom, and I would give him water to drink off my finger because I was so worried about dehydration. 
AND, I've gotten to a point where some nights, I wake up and my mind starts racing. Last night I was up from 2-4 just thinking of all I have to do. 
What I miss: Nothing at the moment. Just trying to enjoy these last weeks.
Cravings: Pudding. Cereal - I go to bed at night SO excited for my bowl of cereal in the morning. :)
Other crazy symptoms: None really this week. Feeling great!
Size of Babe: Pineapple - my favorite fruit!

Best Moment this week

1). Nursery comes more and more together everyday. Pics to come soon...PROMISE.
2). Got a package in the mail from Auntie Lynne and Uncle Paul - we got a little bottle steamer and our Angel Care Monitor! Too generous! 

We also got some BOOKS from Uncle Adam and Auntie Rach, but the card was my favorite: "Baby Green, With a mom who is a teacher and an uncle who is an English teacher, you better get your read on early!" Loved this. :)

And some clothes we got previously from our Rhode Island Families: Check out one from Auntie Laura - onesie that says, "Party at My Crib" and hat says, "Hi. I'm new here." HAHA!  And I LOVE LOVE the onesie that says, "Somebody in Rhode Island Loves Me". We have one blessed little chica. Thanks everyone!!

33 Week Bump Pic: