Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Pregnancy Announcement Photo Shoot


My wonderful Daddio (he's a photographer extraordinaire) took some pregnancy announcement photos for us back in February so we could let the world know that Little BK was on her way. My favorite is above (even though you can't see our heads). I love it though! Followed closely by the one below.

We obviously told our immediate family right away (on Christmas Eve, actually! Best. Christmas. Ever.). I'll share more of how we told them later this week.


If you know me at all, you know I have a hard time being serious, especially when taking pictures. I love how those super artistic photos look where everyone is all serious and beautiful, but when it comes to me in that scenario... nope. Can't do it. I break out laughing. I get giddy. And then the squinty eyes come out. So, here are a few more of the photos we took but a little more silly. :)







How did you announce your pregnancy? Did you have a photo shoot? Get some glamour shots? Or, did you do it by text? In person? If you search on Pinterest (like I did) you might find some pretty interesting pregnancy announcements... some are hilarious. Please just tell me it didn't involve a topless husband and some belly art...

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Weekly Bump Photo (Week 23)



23 Week Interview
How far along? 23 weeks
Baby’s size? An ear of corn/grapefruit
Days until next doc appointment? Three weeks or so.
Total weight gain/loss? About 7 pounds
Maternity clothes?  Maybe my belly band and regular pants will last for one more week? Maybe?
Stretch marks?  None so far.
Sleep:  More and more tossing and turning these days.
Best moment this week:  Still has to be feeling her kick. Bigger kicks now and Zachy gets to feel them more often.
Movement:  This past week, she's been punching my bladder! Many trips to the potty.
Food cravings:  No crazy ones this week, although we did have DQ ice cream cake this weekend and it was glorious.
Anything make you queasy or sick?  Still can't eat eggs...
Have you started to show yet?  Yes! It feels like she's growing every day!
Missing anything?  Not being so sensitive around food smell/tastes. Coca Cola and regular coffee. And a big margarita.
Gender: Baby Girl
Labor signs?  None yet
Belly button: Still an innie.
Wedding rings on or off?  On
Happy or moody most of the time?  Not very moody, thank goodness. Just happy and excited for her to come.
Weekly symptoms:  Tired, uncomfortable. This week I have been super exhausted, which is ironic since busy season is now over. 
Looking forward to: Getting some more projects done for the nursery including a pillow, mobile and maybe some artwork!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Weekly Bump Photo (Week 21 & 22)


Hi there! I took a little break to finish up tax season. But the good news is IT'S OVER!!! Another one in the books and I couldn't be happier. I'm SO ready for summer to be here and for us to get back to life as usual. That means walks with the puppies, dinners at home with the hubby, back to some craftiness (did I mention I'm tackling a quilt?!) and having fun with friends and family. I can't wait for an awesome summer!

PS Today is my wonderful, amazing, handsome husband's birthday. For two weeks now we are the same age! I can't believe how lucky I am to have him as my husband, best friend and baby daddy. Love you babes!



22 Week Interview
How far along? 22 weeks
Baby’s size? A papaya! 
Days until next doc appointment? It was today! Everything looks great with Little BK, which makes me so happy. Way to go little one. 
Total weight gain/loss? About 7 pounds
Maternity clothes?  So far I've bought a few shirts and one pair of maternity jeans. Still holding out on work clothes for now... I have a feeling a lot of dresses will be worn this summer.
Stretch marks?  None so far.
Sleep:  Sleeping well! Especially now that Z is home for good.
Best moment this week:  Still has to be feeling her kick. It's still sporadic at this point, but lately when she gets going, she's like a little ninja in there! It's awesome.
Movement:  See above. 
Food cravings:  Really missing my Coca Cola these days, but refraining. Settled on some caffeine free root beer (root beer floats - yum!) and it hits the spot!
Anything make you queasy or sick?  Scrambled eggs last week... let's just say I won't be having them for a looooooooong time.
Have you started to show yet?  Yes! It feels like she's growing every day!
Missing anything?  Not being so sensitive around food smell/tastes. Coca Cola and regular coffee.
Gender: Little Miss
Labor signs?  None yet
Belly button: Still an innie.
Wedding rings on or off?  On
Happy or moody most of the time?  Not very moody, thank goodness. Just happy and excited for her to come.
Weekly symptoms:  Tired, uncomfortable.
Looking forward to: Having a life again now that tax season is over! Also, making more fun stuff for the nursery and registering (although it is completely overwhelming to me right now!)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Weekly Bump Photo (Week 20)


Yes, all I post these days is baby stuff. But fear not, tax season is almost over and we can get back to some crafty things too (for baby, of course). :) We are halfway there! Half. Way. There. So crazy already. It seems like just yesterday our little miss was a twinkle... OK you get it, never mind. Here we go with the interview...

20 Week Interview
How far along? 20 weeks
Baby’s size? A banana! 
Days until next doc appointment? Two weeks from today. 
Total weight gain/loss? About 3 pounds, plus some probably... I don't know.
Maternity clothes?  I think I'll be doing some shopping this weekend... the pants are tight.
Stretch marks?  None so far.
Sleep:  Tossing and turning a bit. Overall, sleeping pretty well though.
Best moment this week:  Zach felt her kick! It was so sweet. :)
Movement:  Yes, more and more. Nothing too crazy yet, but definitely feel her more often these days.
Food cravings:  Burgers and fries. Ice cream. Nothing too crazy.
Anything make you queasy or sick?  Not any more really... knock on wood.
Have you started to show yet?  Yes! And whenever anyone mentions that I am, I do this pat my belly like I'm Santa Claus thing. Like, yup, there she is. Haha. Did/does anyone else do that? Just me. Ok good.
Missing anything?  Not being so sensitive around food smell/tastes. 
Gender: Dudette.
Labor signs?  None yet
Belly button: Still an innie, but I can tell it's stretching.
Wedding rings on or off?  On
Happy or moody most of the time?  Tired. Very very tired. But excited. 
Weekly symptoms:  Just sore from sitting all day long. Can't wait to start taking walks after work.
Looking forward to: Getting crafty and making all sorts of things for Little Miss BK! :)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

It's a... GIRL!!!


We found out today that we are having a little GIRL!!! We are so excited. My favorite is seeing Zach so excited... she already has him wrapped around her little finger. :) The best part is knowing that everything looks great and she is a healthy little nugget. Now we are almost half way there! I know time will fly by, but I'm just enjoying this time right now (as much as I can with it being busy season). 

So, it looks like we were mostly wrong with our old wives tales guesses. Oh well. 

Now time for our favorite... the interview.

19 Week Interview
How far along? 19 weeks
Baby’s size? A mango! 
Days until next doc appointment? Today we had our 20 week ultrasound, next regular appointment is 4/22. The ultrasound is so cool. It's amazing what technology can do. Today was all about measurements and we got to see all her limbs and fingers and toes (10 of each, thank goodness) as well as her little organs. She was moving like crazy in there too! So amazing. PS it's so much fun to be able to say HER!
Total weight gain/loss? About 3 pounds.
Maternity clothes?  Not yet, although I am sporting the Belly Band and wearing a lot of my flowy dresses that still fit...
Stretch marks?  None so far.
Sleep:  Tossing and turning a bit. I bought a body pillow to sleep with, although it's crowding Zach out of the bed... definitely needing a pillow between my knees at this point. 
Best moment this week:  Today! Finding out she's a HER! And seeing Zach so excited makes my heart melt. :)
Movement:  I started feeling little tiny kicks (more like muscle spasms) a week or so ago and it is so much fun. I love it. Zach is super jealous that he can't feel them on the outside yet. He says it's not fair. I say he should try throwing up for two months straight and see what's fair. Haha. :)
Food cravings:  No real cravings, but french fries are the only thing that sounds really good. Tillamook Mudslide Ice Cream has been hitting the spot before bed lately. 
Anything make you queasy or sick?  I haven't puked in about a week and a half! (Cue cheers from crowd) Feeling much better in the mornings, like I don't have to fight off the sick feeling anymore.
Have you started to show yet?  Yes! And it's really bizarre having people want to touch my belly. I get it, but after 27 years of not wanting any attention in that area and now it's all of a sudden a rock star, it's just weird to get used to.
Missing anything?  Not being so sensitive around food smell/tastes. 
Gender: GIRL!!!
Labor signs?  None yet
Belly button: Still an innie, but I can tell it's stretching.
Wedding rings on or off?  On
Happy or moody most of the time?  Happy and anxious. Mostly just tired. Still. (dang you, tax season!)
Weekly symptoms:  Stuffy nose, a little bit of back pain
Looking forward to:  Shopping!!! Ready to start getting the nursery ready for sure! :)

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