Friday, July 31, 2015

39 weeks

This will probably be the last photo with my boys. I am sending them to my mom's since I will be 40 weeks on Tuesday and since we don't know when he will come, it just makes sense to go ahead and get them taken care of. What a joy it's been taking these weekly photos with them. And they did so good for their last one! I love my babies!

How far along? 39 weeks and 3 days 

Total weight gain? 32 pounds. I have put on the weight this last week. The water weight has set in everywhere and with the heat, it's not helping. My doctor is happy with my weight gain and says I am perfectly healthy so it's whatever. 

Pregnancy clothes? Dresses. All the time. And when I am home, comfy shorts and a tank top. At night, I have resorted to underwear and a tank cause I sweat all night long due to hormones. 

Sleeping? Not very good. Not only do I sweat all night long, I pee all night long and I just can't get comfy. My stomach is rock hard and all baby so getting him in a position where he isn't on my ribs or on my bladder or digging in my side is hard. I slept on the couch last night because it was the only place I could get comfy for some reason. 

Best moment this week? We got his room about 90% done! All I need are drapes and few other small things and it's ready. But those things I am not as worried about. B and I had to put together his changing table and luckily I know what I am doing. So I did all the hard work about what piece goes into where and he did the lifting and assembling. It ended up working out great for us. Even with my bum ankle. 

Worst moment this week? Being uncomfortable all the time. When I'm sitting or standing or laying. It's hard to get comfy. And not only because of him but because of my ankle. It just won't heal and it won't heal till he's born because he is taking everything from me. I told Bobby that this is the first time this whole pregnancy that I feel extremely heavy and extremely uncomfortable. I have had a wonderful pregnancy this whole time but starting since I fell, it has hit me really hard. Bad headaches, stomach aches, allergies, not sleeping, gaining weight, bloating like a balloon. Just all of it together, all at once, is a pain. 

Do I miss anything? Running. Walking normal. Getting comfortable. 

Cravings? Oysters on the half shell and French white wine. It's all I have been thinking about and can't wait to go to nice dinner and this is what I order. Bring them raw, with crackers and cocktail sauce and make the French wine crisp, clean and extra cold! Oh and sweets still. I made gluten free Funfetti cupcakes yesterday and have been limiting myself because I will eat them all. (and I wonder why I am gaining extra weight....) 

Aversions? Nothing really. When I do eat, I don't eat a lot at a time. I get full extra fast so I have to watch what I put on my plate. 

Pregnancy symptoms? Lack of sleep. Bloating. Headaches. Nauseous. I feel like I have reverted back to the 1st trimester but my doctor tells me it's perfectly normal. Just to watch my blood pressure and rest as much as possible. Even if it's not very comfy, to just take this time to rest. 

Belly button? In

Stretch marks? None

Can I see my feet? I can see my toes so it still counts. 

Looking forward to? As much as I have loved this experience, I am ready to have him. To meet him. He has cooked the perfect amount so I am good if he would like to come any time now. There is a lot of people who want to meet him and if he is anything like his daddy, he will make a grand entrance and if he is anything like me, it will be a grand entrance on HIS time. 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Do Us A Flavor Contest

So here we are's that time of year that Lay's brings out their new creations that people from all over the world submitted. Y'all....I submitted 24 flavors this year and one of the flavors that is in the contest was one of my ideas. I just didn't get it in in time since it's a first come first win kind of thing. And again, like last year, I found all 4 flavors and tried them all for you (ok...for me since I'm a chip whore but whatever, that's beside the point). 

Ok let's get started! 
First off: 
The new flavors this year are Greektown GyroNew York Reuben, West Coast Truffle Fries, and Southern Biscuits and Gravy
Second off:
I found them at Walmart. But only in the big bags. My brother in law Tim found the small bags at Walgreens. 
Third off:
I wasn't the only critic. Bobby, my sister's whole family, my mom and my Uncle Steve and Aunt Karen all gave me their opinion as well. 
Fourth off:
Can you guess which flavor was my idea as well? 

Lay's Kettle Cooked Greektown Gyro-
Submitted by: James Wagner 
I love Kettle Cooked. They are so crispy and crunchy and just really add that extra flavor to the chip itself. Going into this chip, I had no idea what a Gyro was except that it was some kind of Mediterranean sandwich. At first bite, there was something I was tasting but I couldn't put my finger on it. So I ate another. And then another. And it clicked! Feta cheese. These taste like Feta Cheese. Bobby explained to me what a Gyro sandwich was because I had never had one. Meat, Feta, Onions, Lettuce, Tomato all in a Pita with Tzatziki sauce smothered on top. But all I could taste was Feta. So if you are a fan of this, you will love it. The only one who liked this chip was my Aunt Karen. No one else liked it. Bobby said he didn't hate it but he loves Feta and Tzatziki sauce. 
On a scale from 1-10: 2
Would I eat it again: Only if it was the only chip left

Lay's New York Reuben
Submitted by: Jeff Solensky
I have had maybe a bite of a Reuben sandwich in my life but I knew the flavor profile of it. It is corned beef, swiss cheese, sauerkraut, Russian dressing on Rye bread. The only thing I like out of those is the corned beef, hence why I have never had one. This chip fell kind of flat to me. Kind of had a plain profile. I didn't taste any of the ingredients. It was a good chip and would be good with a sandwich as a compliment, but I am looking for a flavor punch. Tim liked this chip but it wasn't the favorite. 
On a scale from 1-10: 5
Would I eat it again: Yes, especially with a burger

Lay's Wavy West Coast Truffle Fries
Submitted by: Angie Fu
Lay's Wavy is like one of my favorite chips. I love a wavy chip. So I was really excited when I saw this one because I love truffle flavor. LOVE truffle flavor. And I love fries. So I was really excited to try to one. And to me, it did not disappoint. It has a truffle, parmesan, fry taste. They are good by them self and that is what I look for in a chip. Something that can hold up by itself. Bobby actually wasn't a fan of these. He said they tasted different but it's the truffle. You have to like the taste of truffle to like them. 
On a scale of 1-10: 7
Would I eat it again: Yes, for sure, on my couch, by myself, with Netflix

Lay's Southern Biscuits and Gravy
Submitted by: Hailey Green
OMG guys! I don't know how they do it. But this chip taste like you are eating Biscuits and Gravy. To me, it taste like sausage gravy. That's the flavor profile I get most. I don't really get the biscuit part but I am perfectly ok with that. This was by far the winner in my family. Everyone but my Aunt Karen liked it. I don't know what you would eat these with except by them self so I really hope that doesn't hurt this chip from winning. 
On a scale from 1-10: 10
Would I eat this again: YES! I want it to win so I can always have it as an option. 

So my vote goes to Southern Biscuits and Gravy! 
You can go vote at or if you would like to help me promote Southern Biscuits and Gravy, please go to this link

Let me know which flavor you think was my submission as well? 

Oh and isn't she the cutest thing you ever did see? I got this picture 2 nights before I could find them myself, taunting me. 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


My heart broke last night as I turned on the 10pm news. The sweet baby giraffe named Kipenzi died yesterday. She was only 3 months old. I watched her live birth, literally sat at my computer for hours waiting and then watching her be born and then seeing her walk for the first time. It truly brakes my heart. I was almost in tears watching the story of what happened. So if you don't know, they were getting the giraffes in and like any child, she was just running around having fun and bam....ran straight into a perimeter and broke her neck in 3 places. The zoo people say she died instantly but still. UGH! Tears many tears. They let her mom Katie visit her before vet's took her away. 
So I have no idea if animals cry or feel heart pain like we humans do when we lose someone, but with MM almost here, I can't imagine what Katie must be thinking or feeling. Or does she even comprehend what happened. I know animals are smart, very smart but I just wish they could talk or scream or let out the pain they feel like we do. 

I always say God has a special place in heaven for animals and now Kipenzi can run as free as she would like. 

Here is what Dallas Zoo wrote on Facebook: 

"HEARTBROKEN: We are devastated to share the tragic loss of our beloved giraffe calf, Kipenzi. This evening as the giraffe herd was shifting inside for the night, Kipenzi began scampering around, as she loved to do. She made a sharp turn, and ran into the perimeter edge of the habitat. She broke three vertebra in her neck, and passed away immediately. Her mother, Katie, visited Kipenzi before veterinarians removed her.

Our hearts are broken. Please keep the entire Dallas Zoo family in your thoughts. While she was only here for a few months, Kipenzi was a beacon of light for her species and for the millions who watched her birth live on Animal Planet. Her stardom brought attention to the plight of wild giraffes in Africa, helped raise more than $35,000 for giraffe conservation and sparked conversations about her incredibly majestic species. Kipenzi will always remain in our hearts, and while tears are flowing freely here tonight, we are eternally grateful for the millions of smiles she gave us all.

Given the outpouring of love for Kipenzi since her birth, we encourage fans to post photos of Kipenzi or leave comments of support for staff on our Facebook and Instagram pages. For those interested in donating in Kipenzi’s memory, we recommend The Giraffe Conservation Foundation, our partner at the forefront of protecting giraffes in Africa. Visit to make a donation."

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

What's in a ring?

Dear Diary,

So I had to do something this morning that I never wanted to do. Like it literally took everything I had to do it and not ruin my makeup for work. I had to take my wedding rings off. To some people, it's no big deal. They take them off at night, they take them off to shower, they take them off for girls night, whatever. I DO NOT! I never take them off. The only time I do, is to go through security at the airport and I watch them like a hawk and as soon as they come out they are back on my finger like it never happened. I tried my best not to cry this morning. But I am 39 weeks pregnant today and my doctor warned me that if I don't take them off soon, they will have to get cut off and be ruined. HELL NO! 

So what is it about my ring that is so special to me? That makes me cry just to think about it sitting at home all by itself for the next couple of weeks. It symbolizes my love for my husband. It is the one thing that no one else can have from each of us. That one small token of life. The circle is the symbol for eternity, with it having no end and no beginning. The hole your finger goes through symbolizes a doorway, a passageway, into the unknown with each other. In the early Christian marriages, it is said the reason it is placed on the 4th finger is because when the priest would recite "In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit", he would take the ring and touch the thumb, the index finger, the middle finger and then when he said "Amen", he would seal it with the ring on the 4th finger. It is also said that the reason it is placed on the 4th finger is because there is a vein called the Vena Amoris that is a direct link from that finger to your heart. Scientists have shown this is false but what do they know :-) 

This is my ring and wedding band, taken at our wedding. 
(His is the bulky silver one). 

But beyond that, the ring to me shows other people I have someone in my life that loves me just enough to want to spend the rest of his life with. That he chose me out of all the women in the world to be his. If I go out, it shows other men that I have someone at home. I know some people don't care about a ring on the finger but to me, it's a big deal. 

So with that said, I knew I couldn't go throughout the day or weeks without wearing something on my ring finger to symbolize my marriage. A long time ago (remember, Bobby and I have been together for 11 and 1/2 years), Bobby bought me a really simple 3 stone ring. Ever since I got pregnant, I have been wearing it on my right ring finger. It's not flashy but it was my promise ring all those years ago and now that we are having a baby together, it seemed time for it come back out. But I like it on that finger and knew I didn't want to switch over. The second ring Bobby bought me was a beautiful pink heart ring. I had always wanted a pink heart ring. But it was bought to be worn on my middle finger. But guess what.....because it is a little big, it fits perfectly on my ring finger. So that is what I chose to wear the next couple of weeks, till I can get my rings back on my finger.  
So now I don't have to go through my days without a symbol to look at, without a reminder of that promise made almost 4 years ago to me. 

Today we are 39 weeks. I can't believe it. MM is the size of a small watermelon or a small pumpkin and should weigh around 7 to 7 and 1/2 pounds. He is moving around like crazy and likes to kick me in ribs every day. He sticks his butt out a lot and he is for sure head down. I go to the doctor this afternoon so we will see if any updates! Not much longer Mighty Mouse, for either one of us! 
(Notice the swollen ankle, still can't for the life of me get my ankle to heal or go down so not only do I waddle, but I limp)

Love, Me 

Monday, July 27, 2015

Fight Song

Oh man. When a certain song comes on the radio, I can't help but turn it up. Rachel Platten sings a song called Fight Song. I know you all have heard some part of it at least once (they play it in the Ford Edge commercial) but have you actually really listened to it. Actually taken the time to listen to what she is saying. Here are the lyrics and the music video. 

Fight song: 
Like a small boat
On the ocean
Sending big waves
Into motion
Like how a single word
Can make a heart open
I might only have one match
But I can make an explosion

And all those things I didn't say
Wrecking balls inside my brain
I will scream them loud tonight
Can you hear my voice this time?

This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I'm alright song
My power's turned on
Starting right now I'll be strong
I'll play my fight song
And I don't really care if nobody else believes
'Cause I've still got a lot of fight left in me

Losing friends and I'm chasing sleep
Everybody's worried about me
In too deep
Say I'm in too deep (in too deep)
And it's been two years
I miss my home 
But there's a fire burning in my bones
Still believe
Yeah, I still believe

And all those things I didn't say
Wrecking balls inside my brain
I will scream them loud tonight
Can you hear my voice this time? 

This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I'm alright song
My power's turned on
Starting right now I'll be strong
I'll play my fight song
And I don't really care if nobody else believes
'Cause I've still got a lot of fight left in me

A lot of fight left in me

Like a small boat
On the ocean
Sending big waves
Into motion
Like how a single word 
Can make a heart open
I might only have one match
But I can make an explosion

This is my fight song (Hey!)
Take back my life song (Hey!)
Prove I'm alright song (Hey!) 
My power's turned on
Starting right now I'll be strong (I'll be strong)
I'll play my fight song
And I don't really care if nobody else believes
'Cause I've still got a lot of fight left in me

No I've still got a lot of fight left in me


What this song to me is about how there are times in your life where you just want to give up. Where you just want to turn and run away. Where it seems easier to just stop. But finding the strength, finding the courage to keep going is where your "fight song" comes in. Everyone's is different. It's about finding that one little spark inside yourself to keep going. My favorite lyric in this song is "and I don't really care if nobody else's believes, cause I've still got a lot fight left in me". It's so true. No one needs to believe in you but you. I feel like that's what we have God for too. For being able to turn to him and being able to continue your "fight song" cause with him on your side, you don't need anyone else. Some of my most down days I find strength through prayer and being able to continue. 

Thank you Rachel for reminding me that even on those days I want to just crash, to throw in the towel, that there is still something worth fighting for. That my "fight song" isn't over!  

Friday, July 24, 2015

38 weeks

One week, one of them looks great and one of them is messing around. The other week, it's flipped. They have minds of their own. Hahahahahaha they really have no idea what's in store. 

How far along? 38 weeks and 3 days 

Total weight gain? 28 pounds 

Pregnancy clothes? I have been living in dresses. It's the only thing I am comfy in. So if you see me, I am usually in a dress. Pants are too hot, I have one pair of shorts I am good with and I don't have any skirts. And shoes have officially been an option. Especially this week with my bad foot/ankle. 

Sleeping? It takes me forever to get comfy. Like forever. But once I am, I am good. Ever since we got our bed off the floor and on to a bed frame, the sleep has been better. Just more comfy like that. 

Best moment this week? I have not had a good week so finding something that was the best this week isn't easy. But I do love going to the doctor and hearing his heart beat and them telling me it is strong and good. That is always great! 

Worst moment this week? Oh my ankle. My lovely ankle and me falling. I was finally able to put weight on it Wednesday night but now it is starting to bruise. And I can't get the swelling to go down, no matter what I do. And I have stuff to do so sitting around the house just isn't in the cards for me right now. At night I prop it up with ice and take a load off but during the day, I just don't have time.

Do I miss anything? Being able to walk normal. I miss having energy. I miss being able to tie my shoes normally. I miss going for a run. I miss being able to get up from anywhere and not grunt or have to shift my weight. I really have a had a nice pregnancy, so I don't like complaining but this week has just been awful so I feel like I have a right. 

Cravings? Sweets. Like cake, cookies, cupcakes, pancakes, waffles, cereal, etc. Not necessarily candy. I want substance and if it's warm and covered in frosting or syrup, just hand it over. 

Aversions? Nothing really. Just not very hungry or I'm starving and then I sit down to eat and I just stare at it. My appetite comes and goes. 

Pregnancy symptoms? I have officially hit the swelling part of the pregnancy. I hit it on vacation but when I came home, everything went back to normal. But ever since I fell Monday, I can't seem to get the swelling in my feet, ankles and legs to go down. My doctor says I'm good, that this is normal and to just keep drinking lots of water and relaxing. That after the baby, everything will go back. I can still wear my wedding ring but I think this is the week I take it off. And I will have an awful cry fest cause I NEVER take my ring off. It is a part of me. Like glued to me. But I know it has to come off so I keep telling myself that. 

Belly button? In 

Stretch marks? None 

Can I see my feet? Yes

Looking forward to? Meeting him. I was not dilated as of yesterday at my appointment so I don't see him coming this week (I go back Tuesday to the doctor so we will see) but reality is really setting in for Bobby and I. My doctor won't let me go past August 11th so we will for sure have a baby within 2 weeks and 4 days. And seriously hahahahaha. In less than 2 weeks and 4 days I will finally get to hold my son. I will finally get to see his face and see his features. Count his toes and fingers. I've been told there is nothing like seeing your child for the first time so I can't wait. And I can't wait to see the family see him. I just hope Bobby doesn't cry cause I'll lose it. I am already a cryer but if he does, Lord help me. I'm just glad we are taking an hour or so after he is born to ourselves to do what we need to do before the family meets him.  

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Younique Update

Many of you have asked so here is the latest update with Younique. 

A week ago they brought out a new mascara, the 3D+ and many of you want to know the difference between the regular everyday 3D and the 3D+. The 3D fibers in the new 3D+ are coated with the Uplift Eye Serum for shiny, supple lashes that are moisturized and conditioned. There are two international patents on this (pending). The new 3D+ is still only $29! How great is that? It also intensifies your lashes 400%.  It has a new brush that has a small tip to reach those small lashes. I just love this stuff so much. Makes a world of a difference for me. 

Each month Younique puts out a different color of their Splurge eye cream. I love the Splurge eye cream. It goes on so smooth and creamy and stays on all day. I have found that I need it to dry for a just a few seconds for it to last. The color this month that they added is Dreamy. It is a light blue and so pretty. Looks really good with a bold eye liner and the 3D+. $26 and last you a really long time. Like seriously, you don't have to use but a drop to get a really bold color. 

The Kudos this month is so awesome! It is $32 and comes with a Liner/Shader brush and 2 exclusive Moodstruck Mineral Pigment Powders in Adorable and Enamored. 

You can find all of these and more at my website, and as always, I am always around to answer any questions you might have. 

If you are interested in joining my Younique team, you can find all the information {here}. The presenter starter kit has been completely revamped and comes with so many great things to get you started! It is only $99 to start up and look at all you get right now! What are you waiting for? Join my Younique team! 
  • Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+
  • 3 Moodstruck Minerals Pigments: Corrupted (Matte), Confident (Shimmer), Sexy (Shimmer)
  • Divine Daily Moisturizer
  • 3 Eye Brushes: Deluxe Eye Brush, Liner/Shader Brush, Crease Brush
  • 3 Moodstruck Precision Pencil Eyeliners: Perfect, Pristine, Pompous
  • Lucrative Lip Gloss: Lovesick
  • Shade Stick for Mineral Touch Cream and Powder Foundations and BB Flawless Complexion Enhancer
  • White Status Charm (on purple ring)
  • Free business website
  • Instant Access to the Younique Virtual Party System™ (start hosting parties immediately)
  • $25 USD in Younique Cash on your birthday, annually
  • PayQuicker Younique bank account
  • March 2015 Younique Cosmetics and Skincare Catalog
  • Younique Presenter Guide
  • All of this comes in our signature black faux leather, embossed Younique case

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Happy Birthday to my F.I.L.

Happy Birthday to my awesome father in law, Bill Lewis. 

Bill is a one of kind man. He says it how he feels, he is the definition of a cowboy, he's rough and tough but has a gentle heart. He loves his family and would do anything for them. If you are a girl, and you are close to him, he calls you Pooh. It's just his endearing word. He is always down to playing with the boys and even teaches them things that I'm sure Grammy (Debbie) would disapprove of. But that's who he is. Fun loving, rule breaking, man of God. And I wouldn't change him for anything.  

I love you Pop! Hope you have a wonderful day. 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

No good deed goes unpunished I guess

Dear Diary,

I did something yesterday that I swore I would never do, especially pregnant. And that is do something to myself that would limit my mobility. And what did I do...just that! 

So here is the story of what happened to me. Yesterday morning, I was doing dishes and I noticed a black lab wondering around my yard. So I went out there to see if anyone was with him because we do live by the gate that exits out to the service road which leads to the highway and I feared of him getting out. I luckily am a dog person so I approached him very easy and he came right over to me. He had a collar on so I walked him into my garage, closed the garage, went in to grab my phone to call the number on his tag. Well that person didn't answer so I left a message. I got ahold of my HOA and she told me another number to call. I finally got a hold of them and they came and got him. Crisis averted! Good deed of the day done and it's only 9:30am! 

I had a bunch of errands to run so I loaded up my car with everything, let the dogs out while I went to potty and get everything turned off in the house. Bullet came right back in but I couldn't find Dash. The sprinklers were on so I went outside to the couches and sat down to wait on him to be finished. But I still couldn't find him and he wouldn't come when I called. Just then the sprinklers turned off so I walked myself over to this area that has a bunch of rocks, which lead to a higher part of our yard. I had my balance, when I turned and saw Dash outside of my fence. He had gotten out of the yard and I guess heard me screaming for him. That's when it happened. The rock had been slippery from the sprinklers and I was so worried about getting Dash back in that I didn't look where I was going and BAM! Landed on my left ankle and crashed down on my right ankle. That's when I heard the pop sound, coming from my right ankle. I'm almost 100% sure I blacked out a second because I came to to Dash licking my face. That's when the panic set in. BOBBY ISN'T HOME! IS THE BABY OK? AM I OK? And I could feel the pain gathering in my feet. Luckily I had my phone on me so I dialed Bobby and he didn't answer. So I dialed him again and he answered. All I could say was I hurt myself and I don't know what to do. He asked if the baby was ok and I didn't feel any hurtness or pressure in my stomach so I knew I had caught myself well enough to not land on my tummy. He said he was an hour away but was leaving now to come home to help me. I told him I could not walk and he said that I didn't need to sit in the grass in the heat that long so to try to either hobble or crawl my way to the patio area and wait. So that's what I did. I got on all 4's, screaming in pain and crawled my way to the patio. DASH NEVER LEFT MY SIDE! The whole time I crawled, he stayed right by me taking each move I made. I made my way to the door and got him and I inside and made my way to the couch and just crashed and started crying. It's all I could do. I had never felt that amount of pain before in my foot. And of course, your mind goes straight to the worst, like OMG It's Broken! I kept feeling around my stomach, rib area just to make sure and I couldn't feel any pain. So that was a blessing. 

Finally Bobby got home and was able to assist. Luckily he went through nursing school and knows what to look for. And I kept telling him it was worst than what he was saying but my pain tolerance is about a 4 on a good day so I'm probably not the best judge of character. I just knew what hurt and where. My sister in law Angie had crutches at home from when Matt fell off the roof and hurt his ankle so I have those right now. But I can't drive and I can't put any pressure on it so I am stuck. 

And I hate things being done for me. I hate being useless and that's all I am. I tried to make coffee this morning for my sweet husband and it took me a good 10 minutes to do it. But I was determined and did it. Who knows what will come of this but I am so tired of it already. I never like getting hurt, I don't like being babied and I like to do things for myself. But being 38 weeks pregnant (today I might add), it is such a challenge. Especially when baby boy has decided he wants to hang out my ribs when all I want to do is get comfy with my foot propped up. 

So thank you God for keeping my baby safe in my nasty fall and not allowing myself to get hurt much worse than it could have been. Oh and if you could help speed up this healing process, there is a lot of things I need to get back to before the baby comes. 

Love, Me 

Monday, July 20, 2015

Happy Birthday Kara

Happy Birthday to the best big sister a girl could ask for. 

You have always been there for me through thick and thin and I love you so much. You have a beautiful smile and such an amazing heart. From what I can see, you are an amazing wife and an even better mom to Landry and Hayden. 

Even though we might be night and day, we always know how to have a good time together. I remind you not to take things so seriously and you remind me to enjoy my life right now. I know you are going to make a fantastic Aunt to my MM. I can't wait to see you hold him for the first time. I have feeling it's going to look a little like this, except hopefully you support my son's head much better than you did mine! 

Thank you for always supporting me and loving me and never giving up on me. I couldn't image a better big sister for me. 

I love you! 

Friday, July 17, 2015

37 weeks

I have no idea what they were looking at but something got their attention on every photo we took. Or maybe they were just being stubborn because they are over these photos! Not much longer boys, I promise. {Until I make you take monthly photos with your new brother}

How far along? 37 weeks and 3 days 

Total weight gain? 27 pounds. I have gained 5 pounds in 2 weeks which I wasn't that happy about but my doctor told me it was water weight and some of it was him so she was still happy with the weight gain I have put on. She's not the one who has to work it off!

Pregnancy clothes? I am so over pregnancy clothes, sort of. Some of it is comfortable, like dresses, but wearing shorts and a shirt is just a pain. I just want to throw on normal clothes and go. It takes me longer to get dressed cause I have to think about where I am going and what I will be doing and can I wear these shoes or not. 

Sleeping? I have been waking up around 5:30am everyday and not being able to go back to sleep. For some reason, both dogs seem to have to potty at this time every morning, no matter how late they go out the night before. And I am the one who hears them and once I am up, I am up. I will lay back in bed but sleep never comes. 

Best moment this week? Bobby and I finally ordered everything else we need for him. Like a car seat, a mattress, a small stroller and about 10 other important items we needed. It was such a relief after we did that, like this weight has been lifted. And when it delivers to my house, I will fill an even more lift off my shoulders. We also got half of our furniture delivered that we were waiting on and I can say with 99%, that I love my bedroom more than any other room in our house. It is just so pretty and so grand. All we need are drapes and possibly side tables, and it will be golden. I can't wait to take you on a tour of our house! 

Worst moment this week? for the first time I got a cervix exam and can I just say, I did not like it. At all! Most uncomfortable thing I have done this pregnancy. She kept apologizing but I know it's what they have to do. I won't go into details (if you have been there, then you know) but lets just say I have to get a few more of these and I am not looking forward to it. 

Do I miss anything? Being able to walk like I don't have a stick up my butt. Like seriously, by 6pm, me and walking do not go hand in hand. I need a wheelchair past 6pm. And it will only get worst till it gets better. He has sat so low this whole time (even my doctor commented on how low he has been this whole time) so he puts a lot of pressure on that area of my body. 2 and 1/2 more weeks till due date! I can do this!

Cravings? Cake, cookies and cupcakes. Milk. 

Aversions? Nothing really, I am just not very hungry. I get hungry quick but I don't eat a lot when I am. I know it's cause the bigger he gets, the smaller my stomach gets so it fills up fast. 

Pregnancy symptoms? I have found myself to not be very emotional during this pregnancy. Which is odd because normally, I am extremely emotional. But this past week, I have found myself tearing up over the smallest of things. Or I will catch myself in a thought and tears will start to form. Like I started thinking about Bobby holding him for the first time and tears just sprang from my eyes but I have thought of this thought the whole pregnancy and nothing. But something has triggered my emotional level this week and I fear it's only going to get worse these next couple of weeks. 

Belly button? Still in. 

Stretch marks? None still. Cocoa butter at it's finest. 

Can I see my feet? Yes. 

Looking forward to? Getting everything in the mail we ordered and finally getting his room done. It is all coming together (a lot later then I had planned) but it is coming together. By next weekend, we should have it almost done. The only thing I think we will be waiting on is the rocking chair I ordered cause of the bulk size of it and how it has to be delivered. 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Lewis Vacation part 2

So here we are for part two of the Lewis family vacation. I always have so much fun and even though I was 36 weeks pregnant, I did have a wonderful time. And it hit Bobby and I that this was the last year that it was just us 2 making this trip down there. That from now on out, when we go for the Lewis vacation or any family vacation, we will be a family of 3+ from now on. Life is changing and I couldn't be more excited. 

Let's get to the pictures! 

 Colton and Billie Marie are sand buddies. Everytime he would get down to play in the sand or build something, she would sit with him and play. And if he got up, she would get so upset that he left her. 

 The boys learned that it was more fun to throw the dirty sand on Pop instead of on each other. And he would just sit and take it like a good Pop is supposed to do. 

 Billy found a friend that he thought would be fun to bring back to our nice, critter free, area. And he named him too! Meet Maurice! He was very calm, was missing one of his front claws and stayed with us for a good few hours before sneaking away. Only reason I know this is because I kept my eyes on him, to avoid him coming at me or me stepping on him. 

Thank you to my Lewis family for another great vacation. I can't wait till next year with my MM and seeing him on the beach and playing with his cousins. I apologize in advance for all the photos to come a year from now. Haha :) :) :)