Friday, September 19, 2014

Favorite Photos from this Week

On Sunday, I fell asleep on a golf cart at the farm while Bill worked on his truck. It was hot in the sun even though it was a relatively cool day!

I had breakfast at Eggsclusive with my mother-in-law. I had a Southern omelet that was super spicy. I think it's my new favorite there even though I'm not a breakfast person!

I took Kittle to her haircut right after breakfast. She came back with this cute scarf on and an adorable new hair cut!

Waiting for me to get out of the car. *Cutie*

Last night, Bill and I went on a date to Houlihans! We used to go there a lot when we were dating. I love how many memories we have there. :)

Bill had the Pot Roast Macaroni and Cheese. He loved it.

I had Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo which is my usual go-to. We made the usual stops at Goodwill, Play N Trade, and Trader Joe's. Next time, we're going to make a point to go to Barnes and Noble after dinner. We love hanging out at bookstores!

Little Pink Book

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A Baby Shower!

Last Saturday, my friend Sarah and her mom threw me a baby shower! They decorated, baked, and planned all of it for me! I was so thrilled with the decorations and everything in general. They did such a great job, and I feel so special that they would do that for me.

How precious is this "baby" inside a watermelon?? I love that idea and the ribbon!

We had around 20 people at the shower. Everyone wrote advice on a note card, and I read them aloud. My friends and family also decorated diapers too. So cute!
Reading the advice cards!

Awesome friends!
Jenny, Paula and Sylvia
Sweet neighbors and friends Penny and Krissy!
My awesome friends Lynn and Michelle

I didn't even know my mom took this picture!
Bill playing with the light up frog we got! We both loved that toy!
Jenny, Paula, and I
My mom with Paula
Katie and I :)

Thank you Sarah and Sally for throwing me an awesome shower!! I had such a good time!
My mom and I
My brother Phil and I

Bill and I

I couldn't have asked for a better day to celebrate our baby! We had a great time!

Little Pink Book

Saturday, September 13, 2014

26 Weeks & 5 Days

How far along are you? 26 weeks and 5 days this Sunday! I feel like I'm making it to the final stretch. I'm already counting down the weeks! I'm excited. :)

Cravings: No real cravings at this point. Although, I'm wanting apples all the time so that is probably the only craving right now.

Reactions: Bill and my brother, Phil, have both at separate times walked up to me and poked my belly making a noise like it's going to pop at any moment. It's pretty hilarious.

My mom will randomly touch my belly. She's super excited to be a Grandma! She's going to be awesome at this new role. I think she's perfect for it. :)

Favorite moment this week: I think it was Tuesday or Wednesday I noticed the baby a lot! He was moving around and my stomach was popping up, and at one point he pushed so hard on my right side that I saw my stomach higher in one area than it's ever been! My stomach looked and felt so crazy in that moment. It definitely surprised me!

Fears: None right now! Thank goodness. All my previous fears have been eliminated by good reasoning from Bill, my mom, and friends.

General Mood: Good but lacking energy. I need to work out on a schedule throughout the week. I feel energized and my body feels stronger when I do.

Things I was surprised by: I still can't believe how crazy my stomach looks in the morning when he's kicking and moving around. It's probably my favorite part of the day. :)

Things I'm most looking forward to: Every morning when I'm watching him move, I keep daydreaming about seeing our baby's face for the first time and being able to hold him and give him a kiss. I can't wait till he's born! I'm going to be on cloud nine for sure!

Sleep: I sleep propped up throughout the night like I'm sitting in a rocking chair. I find it too hard to sleep on my side throughout the night. I don't know how people do that when pregnant. You have all that extra weight in your stomach, and you're putting it on one side in that sleeping position. It's extremely uncomfortable for me. Ha I love sleeping when I'm basically in a sitting position propped up by pillows.

What I think is really cool and amazing: My ever growing belly. I had a huge growth spurt these past couple of weeks. After the 23rd week, I really started to get big!

Food aversions: Quinoa. My mom made this beautiful meal last week, and I loved everything on the plate except quinoa. I couldn't fathom eating it with the little sprouts coming out. Other than that, I haven't had any food aversions this whole pregnancy. Also, I don't have any aversions to food smells either. I'm lucky. :)

Maternity Clothes: Yes, I'm wearing all maternity clothes and have been for a while! I recently got two sweaters from Destination Maternity that I love. It turned cold here in Illinois this week!

Exercise: I'm going to get back on track with working out to my favorite DVDs. I've been good about doing squats almost every day though! I heard from a family friend that they help when it comes to labor so I haven't been skipping on those. Plus, squats are one of the only exercises that help my body feel really good! I feel so much stronger after I do 50 to 90 of them! They're definitely a part of my nightly routine.

Little Pink Book

Monday, September 8, 2014

Trip to Phil's

Last Sunday, my mom, Bill, and I went to Phil's apartment in Chicago to visit with him! I had a great time exploring his cute neighborhood. The streets were lined with unique stores and restaurants. It was awesome. First we had some lunch. Everyone but me had sushi.

I had a really good soup. I loved the broth. We walked around for a while. Bill had researched video game shops in the area and found a good one. He found a rare controller that he has never found before so that was cool. I needed a pick-me-up afterwards so we went and got a strawberry banana smoothie. It was amazing!

Mom and I walked into a designer sample shop where she found a cute cross body bag in a adorable lavender color. We went back to Phil's place afterwards and had apple pie. In this picture, Phil must be reacting to something goofy I said. Ha Love his expression!

He's not a huge fan of pictures. ;)
Mom on the other hand loves pictures!
Bill and I about to leave for home. We had such a good time with you, Phil!
I love this picture! Phil shirt cracks me up. "Don't hassle me I'm local."

I'm wishing I had of worn capris or something. I think this particular pregnancy shirt will look much better with capris or pants. You can't tell, but I'm wearing shorts in this picture. I don't know how the shirt could be so long! Ha

I've been searching for the right purse lately. I returned the one from the previous pictures. I only had it for a couple of days. This purple purse above is one I got from Coach last October. I'm enjoying using it again! It's funny how I realized I really liked a purse that I already had.

Coach, of course, isn't selling this one anymore, but they have a few shoulder bags that are pretty cute!

Check out this one.

Or even this one is cute! Although, I'm a bigger fan out the outlet versions!

Happy Monday, friends!
Little Pink Book