Tuesday, April 28, 2009

racheal got married!

rett and i left town last thursday for my best friend's wedding. we headed down to baton rouge for a fun-filled weekend with the bride and groom. we attended a luncheon on friday and then the rehearsal/rehearsal dinner on friday night. i spent all day saturday getting ready with rach and the other bridesmaids and rett spent the day at buffalo wild wings with bobbie clark. we both had two completely different kinds of fun! racheal was beautiful as was the wedding and the reception was a blast. we danced (well, rach and the other bridesmaids danced - it's kinda hard with a big belly hanging off you to look good while dancing!) and had a great time with good friends. we also made some new friends! i wish rach and brandon all the happiness in the world and know they will have a happy and healthy marriage! below are some of the pics from this weekend. i'll spare you the worst of them - for some reason i look like two ton sally in pics taken close up. it's funny - when i look in the mirror i don't feel like i look how it comes out in photos! but, no fear, i will lose this weight!
i can't wait to see all of the pics the photographer took - i'm sure they're better than mine!
quick baby update - i was supposed to go to the doc on monday for my weekly check-up but my doc had to reschedule for tomorrow. so, no real updates! i'm officially 35 weeks and 4 days pregnant. only 4 1/2 weeks to go! again, no official photo but we took so many this weekend i didn't feel it was necessary.

i guess that's all for now. if anything exciting happens at my doc appt tomorrow i'll be sure to post about it!

Monday, April 20, 2009

go ahead, ask me how much i gained this go round...

well, i've gained ZERO pounds in two weeks!!! after the weight gain debacle at my last appt i really needed that. today was my 34 week checkup and now i start going every week. OMG. every week. that means we're getting close! let me recap today's appt...

first of all i have to wait 45 minutes. not a good start considering my appt wasn't until 4. waiting that long only means that we will all be there after 5pm! so, i finally go back and there is a new nurse. i'm all for change, but i've seen the same nurse for 34 weeks now. i'd like to keep seeing her! the new nurse just stares at me feet and asks "are your feet always THAT swollen?" my reply, "well, yes and they've been this way for months now!" (had i seen my normal nurse we could have avoided the whole situation!) time for blood pressure... as she's cuffing me she asks if my blood pressure has been high (that normally comes with swelling). again i say no. she finishes my blood pressure and sure enough all is fine. 118 over 74. pretty healthy if you ask me! now, time for weight check. i feel like i'm at a weight watchers meeting everytime i step on that scale b/c someone other than myself is looking over my weight! well, i had gained ZERO pounds! after that the appt was pretty mundane... olivia's heartrate is 144. i measured 34 cm - right on track. my doc loves me so much he gave me is cell phone number for me to call him whenever i go into labor... unless he's out of town he will be delivering olivia. i asked if i was to give this number to the nurses at the hospital and he said "no, you call me." and, i'm not allowed to give the number to others - i'm special! seriously, he said he can count on 2 hands how many patients he's given his number to, so i was happy to get it! so, to sum it up, it turned into a really good appt. he gave me the go ahead to head down to BR thursday night - copy of records in hand. so, i will be able to stand next to my best friend when she gets married on saturday!

that's all for now. we've been busy getting everything ready for olivia since tax season is over! i don't know what i'm more excited about.... tax season being over or getting my docs personal cell number! once everything is complete i'll post more nursery pics. i forgot to take a 34 week official photo so i'll do a 35 week photo this coming weekend.

have a great week!

Monday, April 13, 2009


i've never claimed to be a good speller. i am almost positive i've been spelling "nursery" wrong in most of my posts. is it "nursery" or "nursury"??? sorry for the ignorance!

in love...

...with the newest additions to the nursury! i was able to pick up the new rocking chair cushions, pillows and roman shades today. they turned out way better than i had pictured (and i loved what i imagined!) i also got the canvas for above the crib on good friday. the girl that painted it was coming into town for easter and she brought it to me! it's so cute! here are some pics!

the new rocking chair

new pillows

roman shade - it's hanging in the kitchen just for photo opportunities!

canvas - it's wrapped in plastic, please forgive the glare
now if we can just get the crib completely put together, buy a mattress, put the bedding on, etc... we're getting close!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

what a weekend!

first of all...Happy Easter! we had a great day today! my parents and jackie met us at church this morning and then we had lunch at jenny's house. rett's dad and his wife were in town but decided to leave early this morning to try and beat the bad weather. sorry they couldn't go to church with us or stay for lunch but other than that; such a great day!

friday marked my 33rd week of pregnancy. no official photo but lots of pics from the shower. i'm thinking about not taking any more photos. they seem to get bigger and bigger by the week. my mom told my father-in-law that he wouldn't recognize me - i look just like her when she was pregnant - pregnant from head to toe. it's true. i think even my hair has gotten bigger!
"normal" life without baby update - only 3 days left of tax season! this year has been especially trying i guess due to hormones! i may get to see my husband wednesday night! for the past few weeks i've really only gotten to see him on sundays and one (maybe 2) other nights a week if i can stay up late enough to see him when he gets home. but, we've survived another "season". this one's almost behind us and we don't have to think about it again until next february or march!

yesterday was olivia's baby shower. a few of my favorite people hosted it at the tl james house and it couldn't have been better! jenny, jackie, racheal, courtney, emery, lindsey, laura, missy & merideth did an awsome job on everything! the food was delicious and the flowers were beautiful. i got to see lots of old friends and some family members that i haven't seen in a while. i also got to see a lot of my friends babies! this was my first time to meet avie hendrix - even though i feel like i see her everyday thanks to her mama's blog! kaitlyn rockett has gotten SO big. it seems that last time i saw her she was just a baby. callie mcclure is growing like a weed! i hate that i didn't get pics with these little ones but there mama's got lots of compliments so that makes up for it! the scheer amount of gifts was overwhelming! olivia is so lucky to be loved by so many. the most special gift we received was a blanket that was started by my mamaw after she entered the hospital for the last time. we went ahead and told her we were pregnant before we were ready b/c we didn't know how much time we had left. so, she started crocheting a white blanket. she wasn't able to finish it. my mom had a friend finish it. we weren't prepared but it was at the shower. i opened the gift and began reading the note. before i knew it me, jenny and mom were all crying. the lady that finished it decided to not "correct" any of the "not perfect" stitches. it's exactly how mamaw left it and i love it. (for some reason i don't have a pic yet of this blanket but rest assured i will get one!) i think that's enough updating! without further ado here are the pics!

me and the hostesses with the mostest!

the yummy food

just some of the gifts!
two of the many monogrammed items olivia received!
WOW at all of the gifts!

a sincere THANK YOU to everyone that attended and to those that sent their love! one day i'll be able to show olivia these pics so that she knows just how many people love her!

Monday, April 6, 2009

the hills

so, i'm addicted to the hills. watching the season premier now. spencer is so TRASHY. omg. and heidi is a moron for putting up with him. and now she cries to lauren. get over it! alcohol does very bad things to people! i couldn't be friends with heidi either... her "husband" is a complete jerk! i think that's all...

real quick update

short and sweet today! i'm 32 weeks 3 days pregnant! official photo below taken yesterday. went to doc today. all is good - except - weight gain. i've exceeded the 35 pd mark and i still have 7 weeks to go. oh my. im putting myself on a diet starting tomorrow! however, if you know me then i've probably told you what my mom gained with all of us so i'm afraid it may run in the family... when leaving the doc today i stopped at the front desk to make my next appt. i told the lady "two weeks" and she looks up and says "two weeks? that's a one week belly!" (she's referring to later in pregnancy when you go every week for a check-up.) gee, thanks!we're getting ready for easter around here! rett's dad and his wife and my entire family will be celebrating together this year. here's the easter wreath jackie made me! rett hates it. says it too gaudy. whatever! i think it's super cute - bright easter eggs! rett was able to pick up the baby bed tonight! i can't wait to see it! however, since it's tax season it may be tomorrow before i get to. some nights i can stay awake until he gets home and some i cant. only 1 1/2 weeks left of tax season!

i think that's all for now. oh, my baby shower is this saturday so i'm really excited about that! i'll be sure to post pics of everything - i have the best friends ever hosting it and i know it will be great!