Saturday, February 26, 2011


24 Weeks
"Your baby's growing steadily, having gained about 4 ounces since last week. That puts him at just over a pound. Since he's almost a foot long (picture an ear of corn), he cuts a pretty lean figure at this point, but his body is filling out proportionally and he'll soon start to plump up. His brain is also growing quickly now, and his taste buds are continuing to develop. His lungs are developing "branches" of the respiratory "tree" as well as cells that produce surfactant, a substance that will help his air sacs inflate once he hits the outside world. His skin is still thin and translucent, but that will start to change soon."
How far along? 24 weeks
Baby’s Size:
About a foot long, the length of an ear of corn.
Total Weight Gain: 24 pound
Bellybutton:  An inne!
Stretchmarks: I have noticed 3 little stretch marks
Maternity Clothes:  I got the cutest maternity maxi dress from a local maternity boutique here in charlotte called Pickles and Ice-cream!   
Gender:  G I R L  !!!
Movement: I am feeling baby girl move more and more!!
Sleep: Sleeping pretty good! No complaints
Symptoms: Frequent trips to the bathroom during the day, swollen ankles and feet,  
Food Aversions: Chewing Gum
Food Cravings: Cheeseburgers!! YUMMY!!!!
Best Moments this week: Had a doctor’s appointment this week and heard her heart beat!!
What I miss: My mom and daddy!! 
What I am Looking forward to:  All the new babies to come in our family.  So far we have three little girls on the way!!! I can just imagine all the sleepovers and birthday parties!! I cannot wait!!
Milestones:  Really none this week that I can think of.



Friday, February 25, 2011


GAP|New: Spring Look Book

I am sooooo in LOVE with Gap’s new spring line!!  All I can say is ADORABLE!! Here are a couple of my favorite looks!! And these babies are tooo stinkn' cute! Just precious!!!  The little girl with the jean romper is wearing has a yellow heart shaped necklace on and I sweae it TOUCHED my soul!!  I love accessories so that did it for me!  Enjoy!!!!
  
       


Photo Credits: Gap.com

 




Thursday, February 24, 2011

TUMMY THURSDAY

So, I have uploaded another bump*a*licious photo. I am so excited in the growth in the belly area!! But, this cute little bump also comes with a price.  While sleeping I am noticing it is taking me a little longer to switch from one side to another. Putting on my shoes every morning is a little more difficult. And,  I officially cannot fit any of my paints! But, no worries because this is all a part of the process and I happy my little girl is growing for mommy!
THEME SONG FOR TUMMY THURSDAY:
“I don’t think your ready for this belly
 I don’t think your ready for this belly
 I don’t think your ready for this belly
'Cause my belly's  too bump*a*licious for ya babe"

(yes, i had to change the lyrics up a little)

23 weeks



 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

23 Weeks


23 weeks

"Turn on the radio and sway to the music. With her sense of movement well developed by now, your baby can feel you dance. And now that she's more than 11 inches long and weighs just over a pound (about as much as a large mango), you may be able to see her squirm underneath your clothes. Blood vessels in her lungs are developing to prepare for breathing, and the sounds that your baby's increasingly keen ears pick up are preparing her for entry into the outside world. Loud noises that become familiar now — such as your dog barking or the roar of the vacuum cleaner — probably won't faze her when she hears them outside the womb."

Side Note:
* Every morning while I am curling my hair I have started playing the classical station on pandora for her to listen too. I hope she can hear it.  This was a special request from her Grandmother! If were me I would be rocking "Like a G6" or some song by Rihianna! I might sneak it in some morning!! SSSHH!! Dont tell grandma!! LOL
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How far along? 23 weeks
Baby’s Size:
11" in length and weighing over a pound (as much as a large mango)
Total Weight Gain: 18 pounds since my last doctors visit
Bellybutton:  An inne!
Stretchmarks: I have noticed 3 little stretchmarks
Maternity Clothes: I finally brought my first pair from motherhood last weekend. They are a simple black wide leg pants that fit under my belly.  
Gender:  G I R L 
J
Movement: Pretty good movement this week. I am not feeling kicking yet but I can feel her moving around
Sleep: Sleeping really well but still having my nightly trips to the bathroom
Symptoms: Frequent trips to the bathroom during the day, mood swings (just started this week), headaches, swelling of ankles and feet. Wednesday after work my ankles and feet were so swollen!But, the next couple of days after the swelling went down.  I increased my water intake.
Food Aversions: Chewing Gum
Food Cravings: Something sweet!
Best Moments this week: When my sister-in-law was kind enough to let me borrow her size 10 dress pants! All of mine do not fit and it was just so nice to have some pants that I could actually zip up and button. THANK YOU LAKESHIA!!!!!!
What I miss: My mom and daddy!! 
What I am Looking forward to: Just life with my new baby girl and hubby!! So excited for what is to come!  
Milestones:  Really none this week that I can think of.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

21 Weeks!!!
              

"Baby gulps down several ounces of amniotic fluid every day, both for hydration and nutrition and to practice swallowing and digesting. And, these days, those taste buds actually work! Studies show that after birth, babies are most interested in tastes they've already experienced through amniotic fluid. Meaning, think about what you want your future child to eat as you prepare your own lunch."
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How far along? 21 weeks
Baby’s Size: A banana. This is the first week that baby is measured from head to foot, not head to rump. He/she is now 10.5" long and over half a pound!
Total Weight Gain: 18 pounds since my last doctors visit
Bellybutton:  An innie! But I have noticed the my bellybutton seems to be stretching
Stretchmarks: Nope! I have been trying to moisturize my stomach everyday!
Maternity Clothes: Still no
L but kind of bummed that my favorite jeggings from express are getting too tight.
Gender:  G I R L  ! ! !
Movement: I have been noticing she moves during or after I eat.
Sleep: Sleeping really well. I wake up about 2 times a night to use the bathroom
Symptoms: Frequent trips to the bathroom during the day.
Food Aversions: Chewing Gum
Food Cravings: Something sweet! Cake, Cake, and more Cake!!
Best Moments this week: Finally launched my blog to my family and friends!!!
What I miss: My mom and daddy!!  
What I am Looking forward to: Looking forward to decorating her room!!!
Milestones:  Really none this week that I can think of.

Saturday, February 12, 2011


Is it a GIRL or Is it a BOY??

Select play on the video to see if we are having a boy or a girl!!  At our party I wore a “Love Pink” t-shirt to represent TEAM PINK and Xzavier wore a blue shirt to represent TEAM BLUE!   

It is hard to see the color of the icing of the cake but you can tell from who had the biggest reaction!


video



IT’S A GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



   
PINK*PINK*PINK*


Friday, February 11, 2011

Gender Reveal Party!

IT’S a _____?

{Gender Reveal Party}

On Wednesday, Xzavier and I had our 20 week ultra sound. We wanted to do something a little different, instead of the tech telling us the sex of the baby on the spot, we had her write the sex baby on the sonogram and seal it in an envelope.  We then had the envelope delivered to  Cake Lady Jill, a local baker here in Charlotte.  She made a cake that would reveal the sex of the baby at our “Gender Party” by the icing on the inside of the cake being blue or pink.  Since, I LOVE surprises and hosting events this was the perfect way for us to find out if we were having a boy or a girl, and share this experience with our closest family and friends.
{invitations}
The invitations were designed by Three Little Birds Stationary and Gifts shop in Charlotte. The inspiration for the party came from a dessert table that Amy Atlas designed for a New Year Eves Party.

{team blue + team pink}
On the invitations, we instructed everyone wear pink or blue to cast their vote for a boy or a girl.  It was a close race but it looks like TEAM PINK was the majority!  

{dessert table}
My color scheme was pink , blue , black and white.  The desssert table consisted of cupcakes, cookies, chocolate covered red velvet + champagne truffles, chocolate covered oreo cookies, pretzels dipped in blue chocolate, pink rock candy,  hershey kisses, and of course the {reveal cake}!




{cookies}

The cookies were pink and blue onseies made by Allyson Jane Designer Desserts!  They went perfectly with the theme of the party! 










{chocolate covered desserts}
The chocolate covered desserts were made by Kreations by Kay! The oh so talented Kay made the chocolate covered oreos, truffles, and pretzels! Not only did they look fabulous but they tasted good too!! Xzavier was a huge fan of the chocolate covered oreos!! My favorite was the red velvet truffles dipped in white chocolate! DE-LISH!!!!




{Printables}
Special thanks to Becky with  Anders Ruff Designs!!! I feel in love with their “Vintage Hollywood Glam” Printable Design Collection.  They provided all the labels , signs, and posters for the party!! I thought it added the icing on the cake!  Also a BIG thank you to my cousin Eddie for printing everything for us!

                         {thank yous}
Big Thank You to Cheyenne Schutlz who gave me this fabulous idea!!!  Special thanks to all of my vendors who helped me make this event a success!!!  And to all of my family and friends came to support the reveal of our little girl!!!  That day could not have been any more perfect!!
PS. Mrs. Jones thank you for frying the chicken! People could stop talking about the wings!!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

20 Weeks!!!

20 WEEKS!!!
“Baby gulps down several ounces of amniotic fluid every day, both for hydration and nutrition and to practice swallowing and digesting. And, these days, those taste buds actually work! Studies show that after birth, babies are most interested in tastes they've already experienced through amniotic fluid. Meaning, think about what you want your future child to eat as you prepare your own lunch.”

How far along? 20 weeks!
Baby’s Size: 13 ounces!! Almost 1 pound!! My baby is growing up
J
Total Weight Gain: 18 pounds
Bellybutton:  An innie
Stretchmarks:  None
Maternity Clothes: Seriously, I need to breakdown and buy some.  I am tired of not being able to button my pants!
Gender:  Still don’t know but we will soon find out! Team PINK!!!!!!
Movement: Movements are more frequent but still subtle
Sleep: I am getting about 2-3 times a night to go to the bathroom. But it isn’t as bad as it use to be. I do have one night during the week where I wake up and cant fall back to sleep.  
Symptoms: I have noticed during the day I have a lot more trips to the bathroom than at night.  Indigestion has been a lot better because I change my diet a little.
Food Aversions: None
Food Cravings: Really have not had any major cravings
Best Moments this week: Our appt with the doctor.  Baby is right on track and absolutely beautiful!!
What I miss:  I miss fitting into my clothes. Almost all my pants don’t fit. But it is all for a good cause…..
What I am looking forward to: Gender Party is Saturday!! We finally get to find out if we are having a BOY or GIRL!!!!
Milestones:  Just the increase of movements. Last week I was a little worried because I had not felt the baby move much. But this week I am feeling more movements throughout the day.