Thursday, March 27

baby girl's room

While I wait for baby girl to arrive, I thought i'd post some pictures of her nursery :)

She already has lots of books. Baby girl will be really smart.

Our little bonsai plant and clock... and more books!

My sister made me the cutest carseat cover!! I am totally impressed because our family doesn't really sew... Thanks Ash!!

i love baby shoes!

and my belly! i don't see how she can possibly stay in there any longer. She's gotta be running out of space by now...

Tuesday, March 25

spring break

 Last week was Devin's spring break. While all of his classmates were in Cancun or Europe, he got to be home with his sick, 9 month pregnant wife. Poor guy. I tried to still be a fun person to be around... but I'm not so sure I succeeded. 

One day we went to the Cherry Creek Reservoir/State Park. It was such a gorgeous day and fun to be outside and sit on Colorado's version of a beach.

geese are the worst.

We went to a few movies! and even bought popcorn!

And then Thursday-Sunday, Devin's family came to visit. It was fun and we basically shopped and ate- a sign of a successful weekend. 

Hallie slept over one of the nights and we made waffles. 

and here i am at 39 weeks. Just waiting for this baby to come. I'm so excited to meet her and am having such a hard time being patient!
 I'm still feeling pretty good- i just get tired super easy and just can't move like i used to 30 pounds ago... ;) 
hopefully next time i blog there will be a picture of baby girl!

Friday, March 7

a pregnancy update, one year ago, and iPhone pics

37 weeks (on monday)! can you believe it? 

-feeling large.
-still working out for 30 minutes everyday. but i'm pretty sure that if i have to get on an elliptical one more time, i might scream. i miss the treadmill soooo much!
-i am constantly hot! and sometimes i try to turn the thermostat down to 65 (or below) without devin knowing. Poor guy- always freezing. 
-my ribs on the right side are reeeeaaallllyyy sore. The doctor said my liver is getting pushed up against my ribs. yikes.
-I haven't had any cravings this whole time. However, i love "fun" drinks and i think that's because i'm always overheated. For instance: sonic cherry limeades, vanilla diet coke (only once in a while), star buck's vanilla bean frappuccinos, slurpees from seven eleven. Things like that.

I am so happy that it is march! 
And I feel especially grateful today because exactly one year ago I miscarried. I feel soooo lucky to be pregnant right now and for everything to be going so well. Whenever I feel exhausted or like my ribs are getting smashed or I can't sleep, I think about how grateful I am to be experiencing it because it means there's a sweet little baby girl growing inside of me. (and boy is she getting big!)

^^Last saturday we bought a carseat! So we are officially ready. 
Is it weird that I think the carseat is the cutest thing ever? I know it's just a carseat, but seriously it makes me so happy.

^^ I'm completely in nesting mode now and I found this challenge called 40 bags in 40 days from the blog: and I have been having so much fun with it. Basically you make a list of every little area of your house and then each day you "decrapify" and get rid of anything you don't need. It has been AMAZING and I've already gotten rid of 3 bags. (i'm filling target sized grocery bags since we don't have a ton of stuff.) This weekend we're tackling the garage! Wish us luck!

^^ How precious is baby olivia? i think she misses me a lot ;)

^^ Last saturday, Devin went on a paramedic ride along. So from 4pm-4am he got to ride around in an ambulance. Cool huh? Doesn't he look like a paramedic?

Thursday, March 6

baby shower!

My friends, Melanie and Kirsten, gave me the most amazing baby shower!!! Everything was absolutely perfect and I had the best time.
My mom, sister, and Olivia even flew out for it! It was the best weekend ever.

Here's the set up. I'm obsessed with the balloons and the "Oh baby" sign and the garland and the food. Perfection!

The food was DELICIOUS! They made all of these mini breakfast foods... so mini french toast, chicken and waffles, coffee cake, sandwiches, quiche, and smoothies. yum!!! they sure know the way to a pregnant girl's heart. (and these pictures are amazing because a professional photographer was there.)

The favors: chocolate bars.

digging in!

Mom and baby liv.

Opening presents! Let's just say, baby girl is totally set with the best wardrobe.

the hostess with the mostest!

Love these girls! (and their amazing party planning skills)

and a blurry iPhone picture :) I'm so happy that my mom and sis could come out! It was the best!