Top 5 Things I love about pregnancy…so far

1. The BellyI know this is weird, but I am totally LOVING having a belly!  Sure, it's annoying that most of my clothes don't really fit, but it just looks so cute when it rounds out and I know that our little Peanut is hiding out in there somewhere.2. RegistryAren't registries just the funnest?  It's so much fun picking out all the stuff that you would never have the nerve to buy yourself.  I'm not finished setting all of mine up yet, but I think that's the fun part anyways.3. New level of bonding with my husbandI didn't really see this one coming - but this might be one of my favorite pregnancy "side effects".  It's amazing how much closer I feel to the guy that's been by my side for the past 3 years.  We've always been really close, but the idea that we created something together makes us both pretty excited and allows us to share a new bond. 4. Feeling her move, kickOkay so it's questionable at this point since I'm not sure what's what but I think that maybe, just maybe, I've felt her!  I'm dying for more to come!Um, yeah, since I don't have pictures of Peanut moving, I figure this one's as close as it gets.5. Hearing her heartbeatOnce every 3 weeks I get to go to the doctor's office and get through the boring weigh in's until we get to my favorite part - the heartbeat!  Once the midwife pulls out the Doppler, I can barely contain myself as I hold my breath and wait for the little thumps to come.  When they finally do, and so far … [Read more...]

Happy Anniversary baby!

3 years ago today I woke up around 5am, calm and ready to take on the day. (ps- I am never really calm).By the mid-morning, we had eaten breakfast and were on our way to get our hair did.  Followed by make up.Then the girls returned to the hotel to get their gowns on.How many Bridesmaids does it take to dress a Bride?And toast with some champagne.Side note: Oh how I miss Champagne. And then, just a few minutes later we were here.Which led us here.Where, funny story, Jon said "I do" about 5 minutes too early.  And then, well, you know, we were marriedand ready to celebrate.And drink some more champagne!Which can lead to moments like thisOr thisAnd if you mix in some more drinksYou could get thisSo the moral of the story, kids, is to drink responsibly and avoid drinking & dancing at all costs.Unless you're doing the chicken dance - in which case, it is totally acceptable. Happy anniversary, baby boy.  I can't wait to do the chicken dance with you when we're old, gray, and still madly in love. … [Read more...]

Getting my life back on track

I wrote down a To-Do list last week (catch up here).I wanted to catch you up on how it's been going and I'm glad to report that it's not going so bad!1. Start cooking:Check!(This one is a slightly altered Pioneer Woman recipe you can grab here.)I also made some berry muffins for breakfast, but I didn't get a pic while they were fresh and they don't look as good a couple of days after.  Both were delicious and got me excited to get cooking again.  So that's a big CHECK there!2. Get back to running 3-4 times a week.Yeah.  I decided to alter this goal because the heat is just not cooperating and I'm too chicken to overheat or get my heartbeat too high.  But I am making up for it!  I've been up every morning an extra 30-40 minutes early and taking a 2 mile walk with the pups.  We're loving life!  Well, once we readjusted a bit to the early mornings.  The dogs are enjoying it especially since I've been neglecting them a bit too lately.  And that early in the morning it's usually just chilly enough that we can book it with only sweating a little bit.This also raised the number of steps I've been taking each day which is now 10K+!  I'm pretty happy. On top of it, I'm going to start some pre-natal yoga on Wednesday nights.3. Eat more healthyOh - check and check!  My fridge, pantry and fruit basket are filled with yogurt, fruit, cheese, milk, cereal, and lots of veggies.  … [Read more...]

Daycare Registry

Are you an expectant mother?Check this out!'s a registry to register for DayCare donations rather than gifts.  What an awesome idea!Go Jane! I love it! … [Read more...]

Top 5 Fav YouTube videos

It's that time again folks. It's FRIDAY!  Finally. Honestly, these weeks have been rough because of so much stress and busyness at work.  But it's Friday! Which means that the weekend is just around the corner and I can't wait to kick back, relax, not have a beer or two, and rejuvenate for next week.I'm obviously in a rather chipper mood regardless of the fact that I'm going on (a) no sleep, (b) crap food b/c I can't seem to have time to go food shopping, and (c) no good physical activities because I don't have time for that either anymore.  So to get you in the mood for a happy Friday that leads up to a great weekend, here are some pretty hysterical YouTube Videos that have been circulating around. … [Read more...]