Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Baby Shower in Lexington, SC

Last Sunday, September 27, two of my best friends, Jessica and Jewitte, threw me a baby shower at Jewitte's house!  It was wonderful to see some friends that are so dear to me, but that I don't get to see very often.  Everyone was so generous.  Jess and Jewitte made everything so cute down to the smallest detail!

Here's the adorable invitation made by Jess at www.Sugarlumpstationery.com!  It matches my bedding and my theme for the nursery!

Jewitte, me, and Jess

Look at this cake!!!!!!  Stephanie is a master cake maker, and she so generously offered up her skills to make a cake for the shower!  Thank you so much, Stephanie!  I mean, it looks exactly like the dolls in my bedding!

Jess made some "sweet" sushi for me since I have missed it so much during my pregnancy!  How cute is that?  They are rice krispy treats with swedish fish on top!  The ones on the right are the same thing but just made into rolls!  Also, notice the pictures of Trey and me as babies, and then Megan Lael's u/s pic in the middle!

The spread :)

I love how they put pictures of me as a baby hanging on the mantle!

Here I am opening up my diaper bag!  I searched far and wide for the perfect bag to use as my diaper bag/purse.  Megan gave this to me, and I am SO excited about it.  It's called a Storksak.  It will be great for carrying around all things baby plus my things.  I can even fit my MacBook in it-- because you know I'm always hitting up super chic internet cafes and drinking $5.00 lattes... :)

Here's the smocking insert that Brooke made!  It will eventually go into a dress.  It has longhair dachshunds on it, and they look just like Winnie!   I love it!

Jess gave us a sweet children's Bible.

Moma gave us a pewter cup with Megan Lael's initials on it!  I love keepsakes like this.   I guess she's trying to make up for the fact that I never got one as a baby! Ha!  Just kiddin. :)

Look at this sweet little pillow case dress that Mary Catherine made!  It even has her initials on it!

Here's everyone playing the "guess which melted candy bar is in the diaper" game!

Had to post this pic-- look at Jess.  Haha!  She will always be a teacher at heart!

While I opened gifts we played a questionnaire game where everyone had to answer questions about me, Trey, and the pregnancy.  Those who read this blog got a lot of the questions right!  It was so funny to hear people's answers!  Brooke and Mary Catherine got the prizes for most questions right, and Miss Lula got a prize for getting the least number of questions right! Haha! :)

GramPatti, me, and Aunt Megan

Me and Marni--it's kind of hard to believe that she was my high school math teacher, and here she is at my baby shower!  She is such a good friend to me.

Me and Mary Catherine, and the cute handmade dolls that she made for Megan Lael!  

Me and Coach Canady (my high school cheerleading coach)-- another very special lady in my life.

Jewitte, Stephanie, me, Brooke, Jess, and Alyssa

Megan, me, and Shelley

Sarah, Mary Catherine, me, Brooke and Stephanie

What a beautiful day it was!

Here's all the great stuff we got!!  Unbelievable!

The piggy bank in this picture was made by Holly--she gave it to me at my Charleston shower and I failed to post a picture of it before now.  I just love how it matches the nursery and has Megan Lael's initials on it!  Check out her web site at www.alluringdesignsbyholly.com.  Moma gave me both the cup and brush with her initials on it, also.  The little rattle is from Jess and it says, "Megan Lael".  It has the sweetest little ring to it.  Thank you, Jess!!  I am so thankful for such special keepsakes.

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A shower for the Staab's!

Last Friday night we hosted a couple's shower in our home for Matt and Molly!  It was a great time, and they got lots of good loot for little Lillian Belle!

Molly with the hostesses:  Carrie (Molly's sister), Jenny, and me

Matt with the hosts:  Fletcher (Carrie's fiance), Trey, and Tanner (Jenny's boyfriend)

Matt with the bib he picked out for their registry :)

Molly with her Boppy!
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33 Weeks

How far along?   33 weeks and 4 days
Total weight gain/loss:  ahem...22 lbs.  :(
Maternity clothes?  Wearing them everyday.  I really need some new jeans.  I can't find any that I like though.  I'm not really a fan of the over-the-belly top part of pants.  They just fall down.  I like the elastic under the belly.
Stretch marks?   still none
Sleep:   Have to get up about 4 times a night.
Best moment this week:   I had SUCH a fun shower on Sunday!  So many sweet, special friends were there to celebrate Megan Lael.
Movement:   LOTS of movement.  She likes to stick her little foot out, and I have to push it back in because it feels so weird!  She's getting up into my ribs and it can be quite uncomfortable when she kicks them.
Cravings:  I've been drinking a lot of Gatorade.  Don't know why.  My appetite hasn't been very big.  It may be because I feel so uncomfortable after I eat.  I just haven't gotten excited about eating like I usually do.
Gender:   Girl!
Labor Signs:  I really questioned this the other night because I was getting contractions every 10 minutes.  They've pretty much stopped now and things are back to normal.
Belly Button in or out?  Getting kind of flattened out.
What I miss:   Being able to breath.  I am always so short of breath.  I also miss being able to do housework without my back paying for it later.
What I am looking forward to:   I have my last baby shower on Saturday in Rock Hill!
Weekly Wisdom:   ?
Milestones:  We're about a month and a half from meeting our little girl!  October is knocking, and November is right around the corner!
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Friday, September 25, 2009

32 weeks

Again, this week I am late with this.  Plus, I just cropped myself out of the picture with Kennerly and Molly.  But, here it is.  I am actually 33 weeks today, so I'll have to post that pic whenever we take it! :)
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Couple's Baby Shower in Greenville, SC

On Friday night, September 18, some of our friends from church here in Greenville threw us a couple's shower!  It was such a great time, and I'm so glad that Trey got to be a part of the baby festivities!  Again, we received so many wonderful, much needed things, and we are so very appreciative!

Me with the hostesses:  Gillian, Molly, Kennerly, and Jane.  Thanks, girls!!

Trey with the hosts:  Heath, Matt, Will, and Wes.  Thanks, guys!!

The yummy hamburger dinner!

Sweet little summer dress from Nicole and Jonathan

Rhem and Cally gave us a beautiful little bible and booties.

I love this adorable smocked dress from Will and Kennerly!

A little Puma outfit from Wes and Gillian :)

Trey with his gas drops and butt paste  :)

Nicole and Gillian with little Caleb

Molly and Robyn

Me with Rhem (Rhem and Cally are our wonderful next door neighbors).  She's my walking partner!  We are so blessed to have such a sweet couple living right next to us!

Me and Kennerly (both in our 33rd week) and Molly (in her 31st week)

No more pictures, please!  :)

The Daddies-to-be!!
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