Wednesday, September 29, 2010

23 weeks

23 weeks with Alyssah!

23 weeks with Mark!
I think it's so fun to compare my bellies from both of my pregnancies.  I am slightly larger this time around at 23 weeks, but I'm loving every minute!

23 week check-up

I had my 23 week (almost 24 weeks)  check-up this morning, and everything looks great!  My blood pressure was wonderful, and Alyssah's heartbeat was 145.  She was moving the entire time I was there :)  She's going to be a wild child.  I've gained 5 lbs since my last visit, so that puts me at a total of 7lbs. gained :)  I'm so glad that I have caught up from my first trimester of being sick. 
I have gotten so many things done at the apartment since my last post.  I need to take more pics of our new place to share, and post my recent belly pics.  I will try to do that very soon.  I have started decorating for fall, and I'm enjoying this cool weather we have been having.  It's such a nice change from the long, hot summer we've had.  I'm sure it's not here to stay, but it's a nice little break.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week.  I can't believe that it will be October in a few days!  I'm so ready for it :)  Happy Fall!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Latest obsession

I have been totally consumed lately with anything remotely girly for my little Alyssah. I know I still have a little while until she is here, but with the holidays quickly approaching I know I will run out of time, especially with my 2 year old running around. I feel I should get things done whenever I can ;) I have been obsessed with accessories for this little priss! Hair bows are my favorite, and etsy is the place to score some really adorable ones! If you have never heard of, you are missing out greatly. Go visit now!

This is the first one I ordered, and I have been hooked ever since! I found some headbands like these in a few colors at Hobby Lobby and grabbed them up for the low price of 99 cents! They also have a few colors of the gerber daisy flowers on clips to clip on them. I LOVE them and I love how big they are...I know my poor child. I just think it's adorable! I can't help myself :)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A fabulous giveaway!

I just love getting things for free and winning free stuff is even better. You will all want to check out this giveaway if you have children and love unique clothes! Take a look and enter for your chance to win :)

Saturday, September 11, 2010


We have pretty much gotten everything unpacked in our new apartment, and there have been many new things for Mark. He got a new room and a new big boy bed! We have already begun to get things ready for Miss Alyssah, and his new bed was one adjustment. I'm not sure how he will like sharing his toys when she comes or his room, but hopefully he will be sweet about it all. I will be posting more pictures of the rest of the apartment, but this is a few of his room for now. Hope you are all enjoying your weekend :)

1st night in his big boy bed...He did great and slept through the whole night!

This is the room looking from the door; Alyssah's crib will be in the other corner.

Mark's side of the room :)

I thought it turned out cute :)
Can't wait to get started on my baby girl's side!

He is so proud of his new bed :)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

19 1/2 weeks!

My belly is really starting to get big! I'm loving feeling her kick me. She has really started to get more active. It is my favorite part about being pregnant :)

August 21, 2010

August 21st is Christopher's birthday. It was a busy day. We started moving into our new place, and we had big plans to hang out for Christopher's birthday all day! It was great, except for dinner and the cake. I had a cake made at Columbus Corner Bakery (yummy), but it turned out all wrong. I wanted to do a poker cake. When I ordered it I told them I wanted it to be grass green like a poker table and instead they did actual grass icing! I was so disappointed! Dinner was awful. Christopher wanted to go to Cheddar's but the wait was ridiculous! We went to Chili's instead and had the worst waiter ever! We were all so mad when we left. Let's hope next year will be better :)

My belly bump at 18 belly button is hilarious!

Revealing Party

August 4th we found out we are having a little girl! These are pictures from our Revealing party. We wanted a special way to tell our closest friends our big news. I found a few ideas online and came up with wearing a pink ribbon with her name on a card. All of them were in the living room and when it was time to tell I lifted my shirt to reveal the color of the gender. It was priceless, and I couldn't have been more excited to share the news with them!

Marky Mark enjoying Aunt Joo's salad.

Me in the middle of blinking and grinning from ear to ear :)

This is probabaly going to be one of my favorite pregnancy pictures!

Alyssah Elaine...It was so hard coming up with a name Christopher and I could agree on. When we were thinking of names when I was pregnant with Mark before we knew he was a boy, I liked the name Alyssa. We decided to add an "h" at the end so her name would be like mine. Beautiful and unique :) Elaine is after my grandmother. It's her middle name. Now both of our babies have special names!

At 15 1/2 weeks baby girl was the size of an apple!

Baby update!

I had my check-up this morning. I am 19 weeks, almost 20, and Alyssah is doing great! She has been moving a lot lately. I felt her all day yesterday and she did not want us to find her heartbeat this morning ;) She kept moving away from the nurse. haha She's already stubborn like her Mommy. Life should be interesting when this little princess enters our world! her heartbeat was 150 and my blood pressure was 117/61. I have gained 3 lbs since my last visit, which puts me at actually gaining 2lbs. I had lost a few lbs. during the first couple weeks due to morning sickness. I am completely out of my regular jeans. I wore the largest pair I have yesterday and they were uncomfortable by the end of the day. I would rather have on sweats than anything these days. Too bad I don't work at home ;)
We are recovering from our move this weekend. It was a little stressful, but we survived. Now I'm trying to get us unpacked and organized. We are still living amongst a few boxes and a lot of empty ones that need to be thrown away, but we are slowly getting there! I have a lot of pics to post and I'm going to try to do that tonight and relax... Hope you all have a fabulous Wednesday! The weekend is almost here, and I am super excited about some football! Enjoy! War Eagle :)