Sunday, May 29, 2011

OPERATION|Kendall’s Nursery!

We finally started to work on baby girl’s nursery.  Not sure if you all remember my previous post of the two nursery  inspiration boards I posted. Well we decided with the pink and gray nursery!!

Gray is so HOT this season and it is a color honesty  that can be paired with so many other colors.  When I first saw this inspiration board I knew this was it!

First person I called was my oh so talent friend Sara Catherine who is a local interior designer here in Charlotte.  I sent her the picture of this room and I she was able to gather up some wallpaper, paint, and fabric samples !

I am addicted to wallpaper so I decided to pick the wallpaper first and work around that.  When Sara showed me this sample I immediately fell in love with the pattern and it was just the touch I needed to give her room the oh so fab look!!

Now that the wallpaper has been selected I need to find a the perfect shade of pink and I decided to go with Sherwin Williams.

We had the walls painted and the wallpaper installed last week and when I walked into the room for the first time I was in awe!!! It was  love at first sight the wallpaper and pink combo really just took me over the edge! I think I stared at the walls for a good hour.  My husband had to come in the room and told me to slowly step away. His words exactly where...That's enough honey! LOL  

I decided to go with all white furniture and we purchased a white crib from babys r us and a four dresser drawer from ikea. I want to find some cute silver knobs to add the dress and then it will be good to go!

Next, on our list is to work on Kendall's closet! Stay tuned for details in a future blog!! So excited!! Ok, I will give you one hint....the hinges have been removed from the closet door!!  YAY!!!!!

Other items on the list to do is to pick out window treaments, light fixtures, bedding,  and accent pieces!!  We have a lot to tackle but there is a mission to get accomplish!!! 


Thursday, May 26, 2011


Last week to my surprise my job threw me a surprise baby shower! And boy I was surprised!  My project manager asked me to attend a meeting with her and as we are walking by the cafeteria eating area I began to see familiar faces from people from my department. Then I spotted out the pink and the gray décor and  I knew it  really wasn't a meeting she wanted me to attend but my very own baby shower!
As most of you know I am all about events and the first thing I gravitated too was the décor. As I am walking around admiring the great job my team did my co-worker Rogers says, “Hey Eishia, Is your husband ready for the baby?” My response was of course he is! While I was thinking he must not know my husband!  Then Roger says, “Is he ready to change all of those diapers?” And you know this was the prime opportunity for me to mention that he won the baby changing contest at work. 
So, I went on to tell that story! And my manager says. “Really, Eishia?” And I glance up at her to respond and Xzavier was standing right there! I couldn’t help myself and I just screamed!! He walked up to me and gave me a hug and I started to cry. I was so surprise to see him at work and it just made the baby shower extra special that they also surprised me with inviting him!  I think I had a couple of people in the room teary eyed from my reaction.  I love surprises and it is nothing like a true surprise that makes it extra special!!
We went on to open gifts and we received the cutest diaper cake that was decorated with various items off my registry in pink and gray!! SUPER ADORABLE!!! We received a matching big and burping towel set in a fabric that is to die for, clothes, and a card signed my all of my co-workers with a big wad of cash that had a label that said “This is for your fancy stroller!”  And of course I screamed again as I envisioned me walking around with my fancy stroller…LOL.
My husband and I were beyond grateful!  I was overcome with joy and felt really loved by my co-worker for taking the time to celebrate our new little addition and bless us with gifts!!
I can honestly say that I have been blessed to have a wonderful job and great co-workers. I have three more weeks before I leave to go on maternity leave and as much as I am excited about this next journey in my life I am sad to leave my team. But, I will save that  story for another post!

bib and burping cloth set!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Our First Childbirth Class!!
Taking Care of a Baby/Infant CPR Class

Tonight Xzavier and I took our first baby education course! And I must say we both felt that the class was very informative. Even though both of us have some experience with caring for babies the class was good refresher. 

The class began with a local pediatrician speaking and informing us about choosing the right physician for our child and general overview of what to expect from the time the baby is born and the first couple of visits to the doctor’s office. 

Next was the fun part we learned how to perform CPR on an infant and what steps you need to take when a baby is choking. Each couple was given a doll baby to practice on that made the experience seem more real for us.  The instructor moved on how to treat the umbilical cord when we bring our baby home. She explained that we couldn’t give the baby its first bath until the umbilical cord fall off on its own.  So for the first couple of weeks we will have to give her a sponge bath and the instructor went through bathing an infant while caring for the umbilical cord.
Best part of the night was when the fathers in the class had a competition on who can change the baby’s diaper the fastest and of course my competive husband won!! GO HONEY GO!!!! I was such a proud wife! I just hope he can move that fast with a live baby!!
Our next class is a child birth class prepares you for labor and delivery! YIKES!!!!!  I hope the class doesn’t make me go into labor!  Wish us luck!!!  The whole labor and delivery process makes me a little nervous.

Such a proud mom of our baby manikin!

Monday, May 23, 2011

36 weeks and 25 more days to go!
Your baby is gaining about an ounce a day.  She's shedding most of the downy hair that covered her body, as well as the vernix caseosa, the waxy substance that protected her skin during her nine-month amniotic bath. Next week, your baby will be considered full-term. Most likely she's in a head-down position, but if she isn't, your practitioner may suggest scheduling an external cephalic version, where she'll try to turn your baby by manipulating her from the outside of your belly.

How far along?  36 weeks
Baby’s Size:
approx.  6 pounds and 18 ½ inches long
Total Weight Gain: 44 pounds
Bellybutton:  An inne
Stretchmarks: No stretchmarks on my stomach! YAY!!! I have been moisturizing by belly faithfully everyday!
Maternity Clothes:  I really have not spent a ton of money on maternity clothes. I probably brought about 6 or 7 pieces.
Gender:  G I R L!!!
Movement: Since she is in the head-down position and a lot bigger I feel her feet in the top middle part of my stomach.  It feels like she is doesn’t have my space in my belly and is constantly stretching her legs out.  Ooouuchh!!
Sleep: Sleep has been good! I have noticed that the trips to the bathroom have increased once again.
Symptoms: Swollen Feet and ankles
Food Aversions: None!
Food Cravings: Quarter Pounder with cheese and something sweet.

Best Moments this week:  The progress we are making with her nursery!!
What I miss: Sometimes I miss my old body. Your body while you are pregnant goes through such a major transformation.  I am ready to hit the gym and be fit again!  
What I am looking forward to:  I am looking forward to our new life as parents to our little girl. The closer I get the more excited I get about her being a part of our family.
Milestones:  Just the fact that I have made it this far and my pregnancy has not been bad.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

{birth announcement}
Happy birthday jayla!!!

Tis’ the season for babies and more babies!!!
Today May 19, 2011 at 2:08 pm our friends Ebony and Jerome Alexander delivered a healthy baby girl named Jayla Michelle Alexander weighing in at 6lbs 9 oz.  

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

{birth announcement}
Happy birthday majesty!!
Today May 10, 2011 at 3:21 pm my sister-in law Nikita Chisholm delivered a healthy baby girl named Majesty Royal King weighing in at 5 lbs and 12 oz.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter everyone!  I know I have been slack about blogging but a girl has been super busy!  April has been such a busy month and I have so much to blog about!! Two baby girls were born, attended three baby showers, and my upcoming baby shower that is next Saturday!! 
So let’s catch up a little on me and my pregnancy status. Yesterday I officially turned 32 weeks which means that I am 8 months now!! Can you believe it??? Time has been has been flying by!!   
For the most part I have been feeling great!  My doctors appoints are not every two weeks verses once a month!  All my appointments have been going really well and the doctors say I am right on track!  In these last several weeks I can tell that I have been getting bigger at a faster rate! I remember when I was praying to have a pregnancy belly and boy do I!!
 Baby girl seems to like to have dance parties in my stomach these days and I am thinking about having her try martial arts!  Sometimes I think I am getting punched and kicked at the same time!  Honestly, It is the funniest thing to look at your stomach and see your baby moving!  It is just amazing and reminds me everyday how awesome our God is!!!
Since I am getting closer and closer to my due date today may have been my last Sunday singing on the Young Adult Choir!  Tear Drop….Tear Drop!  I promised myself that the month  I will try to slow down. Although I am feeling great I I am also feeling really exhausted these days.  
I have so much more to blog about but please be patient!
Here is a picture that I took at church today! These are some of my girls in the Alto section!! Tanya, Loretta, me and Bri!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

{birth announcement}
Happy birthday chloe!!
Today April 20, 2011 my co-worker Kimberly and her husband Tyrell Autry delivered a healthy baby girl named Chloe Faith Autry weighing in at 9lbs 11oz.  

Sunday, April 17, 2011

{birth announcement}
Today, April 17th at 5:25 AM the proud parents, Darius and Missy Chisholm delivered a healthy baby girl named Kameryn Sania weighing 7 lbs 12 oz.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Tummy Thursday

It is about 11:30  pm on Thursday night and I am super sleepy! So my husband has been saying for the last two weeks that  my "Tummy Thursday"  post should be blogged Wednesday night and published Thursday morning. So, I take a vow for the next 10 weeks to attempt to have "Tummy Thursday" post published on Thursday morning!! LOL!  
My 29th week has be wonderful! I have been feeling great and really have no complants.  Other than it is officially spring and I really am missing my cute peep toe shoes with a heel! Today at work it seemed like I was surrouned by a swarm of the cutest shoes ever!!  I couldnt help but look at all the cute shoes worn  by the fabulous ladies in my department.  Oh how I miss my heels!!! For now I will be just rocking my flats and making it work!  LOL
Tonight I am bringing back the Tummy Thursday theme song!!!
 “I don’t think your ready for this belly
 I don’t think your ready for this belly
 I don’t think you’re ready for this belly
'Cause my belly’s too bump*a*licious for ya babe"

bump*a*licious shot of the week

29 weeks

Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Month of March has come to an end.  I have a little less than 12 weeks before the arrival of my baby girl and I totally don’t feel prepared. But, I did get majority of the items on my to-do list completed.  Next, I need to work on April’s Goals!

1.      Start Baby Registry Started my register at Buy Buy Baby
2.      Complete guest list for baby shower COMPLETE,
3.      Begin working on design for baby nursery – A work in progress
4.      Send invites out for baby shower – A work in progress
5.       Research classes offered at the hospital.   I really want to take a Lamaze class.   To my surprise I didn’t see any Lamaze classes but I am interested in taking a breast feeding class. I will have to keep researching the Lamaze clases.
6.      Buy a couple of maternity pants:  dress pants, skinny jeans, and leggings.  Found some great at Old Navy on maternity jeans!! It feels so good to have comfortable jeans to wear now!! I still need to work on dress pants for work!
7.      Buy some cute flats.  I think it is time for me to let the heels go….so sad!!! Last week I purchased some cute flats from target  but I still miss my high heels!!
8.      Prepare myself mentally for the glucose test on the 30th!   Yesterday I survived my glucose test.  First I had to drink a glucose (sugary) mixture that taste like orange soda. Then I had to wait about an hour for my blood to be taken so they could test my blood sugar levels. I will be contacted with the results in couple days! Praying everything is ok!    

bump *a* licious

28 weeks

Monday, March 28, 2011

7 Months Already????

My girlfriend from church (who is also pregnant and due exactly a month after me) was telling me that she was going to be 6 months this week.

I immediately said "Does that mean I am 7 months already??"

When I got home, I opened up the bible for pregnant women "What to Expect When You're Expecting." Sure enough, Chapter 12 said "The Seventh Month: Approximately 28-31 weeks."  And the first sentence read “Welcome to your third-and final- trimester.” 

To be honest this scares the living daily lights out of me! I cannot believe month number 6 flew by that fast, and I am already 28 weeks and two days!! WOW!!!!!!!

  A little info about baby girl……..

28 weeks!

How far along? 28 weeks
Baby’s Size:
14.8 inches from the top of her head to her heels
Total Weight Gain: 24 pounds
Bellybutton:  An inne
Stretchmarks: I have noticed 3 little stretch marks
Maternity Clothes:  The big thing for last week was flat shoes. I got two cute pair from Target.  And I purchased a couple of tops
Gender:  G I R L  !!!
Movement: She is such a night owl and has dance parties at night in my belly!
Sleep: Sleep has not been too bad! No complaints this week!
Symptoms: Swollen Feet, Indigestion, Bloating, Achiness in lower abdomen
Food Aversions: None!
Food Cravings: Nothing really at the time
Best Moments this week: The realization that in a couple of months we will be blessed with a little angel It really is hard to believe but it truly is a BLESSING from GOD!!
What I miss: My shoes. They currently don’t fit.   
What I am Looking forward to:  All of the exciting things that are happening in the month of April. We are expecing baby Kameryn in April and my baby shower is at the end of the month
Milestones:  Really none this week that I can think of.

By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to her heels. She can blink her eyes, which now sport lashes. With her eyesight developing, she may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. She's also developing billions of neurons in her brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.


Thursday, March 24, 2011

I just got home from a delicious dinner at North Harbor Club Restaurant and Bar with some co-workers. First there was the appetizer Asparagus Fries with Crisp Green Tomatoes.  For those who are wondering what Asparagus Fries are they are lightly breaded asparagus drizzled in soy vinaigrette and honey mustard.  All I have to say is “DE-LISH!!" Next, was the entrée stuffed chicken, macaroni and cheese, and cabbage.  (YUM YUM YUM)  I cannot describe how full I am right now. It is a different kind of full when you are pregnant. It feels like your stomach is stretched out to capacity like a balloon. I am afraid if I try to eat something else it might pop!

After a meal like this I was in a rush to get home so Xzavier could take the bump*a*licious shot of the day!!  I was so ready for te mini belly photo shoot...LOL

“I don’t think your ready for this belly
 I don’t think your ready for this belly
 I don’t think you’re ready for this belly
'Cause my belly’s too bump*a*licious for ya babe"

27 weeks

Monday, March 14, 2011

Goals for this Month!
This past week was so crazy for me! I was busy planning my cousin’s Missy and Darius Baby Shower. It was this past Saturday and was a success. Pictures from the event are coming soon!

I am getting closer to the last stretch of my pregnancy and have to get focused on baby girl’s arrival. I have started by making a to-do list for the remainder of this month.


1.      Start Baby Registry
2.      Complete guest list for baby shower
3.      Begin working on design for baby nursery
4.      Send invites out for baby shower
5.       Research classes offered at the hospital.   I really want to take a Lamaze class.
6.      Buy a couple of maternity pants:  dress pants, skinny jeans, and leggings.
7.      Buy some cute flats.  I think it is time for me to let the heels go….so sad!!!
8.      Prepare myself mentally for the glucose test on the 30th! 
BumP*a*liciously late

For all of you Tummy Thursday Fan’s so sorry I missed last Thursday bump*a*licious shot!  I didn’t have such a good feel good day.  I was experiencing some pain in my stomach.  I spoke with a nurse at my doctor's ofice and she said I was experiencing round ligament pain.

What is round ligament pain?
Round ligament pain generally refers to a brief, sharp, stabbing pain or a longer-lasting dull ache that pregnant women commonly feel in the lower abdomen or groin, starting in the second trimester.

You may feel round ligament pain as a short jabbing sensation if you suddenly change position, such as when you're getting out of bed or out of a chair or when you cough, roll over in bed, or get out of the bathtub. You may feel it as a dull ache after a particularly active day — when you've been walking a lot or doing some other physical activity.

The round ligaments surround your uterus in your pelvis. As your uterus grows during pregnancy, the ligaments stretch and thicken to accommodate and support it. These changes can occasionally cause pain on one or both sides of your abdomen

25 1/2 weeks

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Swollen Feet + Ankles,  oh my……

For the last couple of days I have notice that my feet and ankles have been swelling up! It just happened out of the blue. I was walking around the house and my husband says to me “Honey, look at your feet"!  Naturally, I was concerned and contacted my mom and my cousin who is also pregnant!

 My cousin was kind enough to send me some tips to reduce the swelling:

1.       Put your feet up whenever possible. At work, it helps to keep a stool or pile of books under your desk. At home, lie on your left side when possible.
2.       Don't cross your legs or ankles while sitting.
3.       Stretch your legs frequently while sitting: Stretch your leg out, heel first, and gently flex your foot to stretch your calf muscles. Rotate your ankles and wiggle your toes.
4.       Take regular breaks from sitting or standing. A short walk every so often will help keep your blood circulating.
5.       Wear comfortable shoes that stretch to accommodate the swelling.
6.       Don't wear socks or stockings that have tight bands around the ankles or calves.
7.       Try waist-high maternity support stockings. Put them on before you get out of bed in the morning so blood doesn't have a chance to pool around your ankles.
8.       Drink plenty of water. Surprisingly, this helps your body retain less water
I really hope my feet don’t get worse because honestly they really are not that cute!  And, I heard I eventually will not be able to fit in my shoes in a while YIKES!!!!!