Wednesday, May 14, 2014

{22 weeks & home progress}

How far along? 22 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: Good question. Not sure. Hopefully not too much more than my last post....
Maternity clothes? Nope not yet other than one pair of skinny jean crops....I'm thinking I may try and skip them this pregnancy. Just buy regular clothes that can be worn again & skirts and dresses! 
Stretch marks? No 
Sleep: We started putting Landon down super early - and he sleeps in much later {what?!} parenting is a learning experience every single day. It's also nice to have some adult time before we hit the hay each night. Landon sleeping better = us sleeping better...
Best moment this week: This is where it's going to get was such a productive and great week for us! First off, baby girl officially has a name! We like to keep baby names a secret up in here, but it is beautiful and just perfect! 

Also, in no particular order: 

1. Major house progression! I love building so far, it is all just so exciting! I keep everything updated on my Instagram so I can put dates on the photos, but basically 2 Wednesdays ago the lumber was delivered into our future front yard. At that point, the foundation was laid, the basement and garage floors were then poured. This is where we were at then... 

Then Thursday of 2 weeks ago, the big stuff started! We were so excited to see the framing going UP! This is where we were Thursday evening...

This was that Friday...

Stairway to Heaven :)

You can't really tell, but they added the floor/ceiling in between the levels this day

This is the inside of the main level - we have a living room, a kitchen, a breakfast nook, a garage, a bathroom and stairs at this point! 

Monday they were also working on the house. We got a 2nd floor...{thankful the rain held off}

By Tuesday, the 2nd floor was UP! 

And Wednesday, the upstairs made sense - we had a hallway, a master bed/bath, baby girl Bozarth's room, Landon's room, a bathroom, laundry room and a playroom! The stairs actually led somewhere other than Heaven. And we had the beginnings of a roof! 

From top left: Hallway, playroom, master bedroom, Baby girls nursery

Landon's room, hall bath upstairs

And this was Sunday after church.

2. I won a giveaway on Instagram! I was so excited!! I woke up on Mother's Day to a notification that I had won this giveaway! I loved everything {& have nothing for baby girl} so went for it. Look at all the cute stuff I won! 

I got to choose any color of moccs from Freshly Picked, so I chose the blush color. I thought it was a color that would be very versatile for the whole year. I LOVE these. Picture them with dark skinny jeans and a white tunic. Too much cute!

I also won a $50 gift card to Little Hip Squeaks and thought I would get the headband collection started for the little lady. Here are her first headbands. Love, 

This past week I also made my first clothing purchase for the girl - these cute rompers for next summer in Florida! 

And the first purchase for her nursery: 

I also did a couple little DIY art projects for her room! One included these paints, I can't wait to share. It turned out way better than I thought! 

3. And on top of all of this, my friend Jana and I hosted a bridal shower for my best friend, Courtney. Here's a little sneak peek! I plan on doing a seperate post on this one.

4. We also celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary. My husband totally caught me off guard with this:

In case you're wondering, the reservations were at Justus Drug Store and it was delish! 

There were LOTS of best moments this week! 

Miss Anything? Needing some vino & was really missing the mango mimosas at the shower! 
Movement: She is very active in the morning, almost startlingly so, and in the evenings. I'm thinking it's because I'm so busy during the day that I don't notice her as much. She seems much lower than the first movements I felt with Landon, although my belly feels higher and wider. 
Food cravings: Not really food, more Dr. Pepper this week...
Anything making you queasy or sick: Brushing my teeth.  
Gender: sweet baby girl! 
Symptoms: Not much, just very tired. I can't figure out if I have a cold or pregnancy allergies, but it has been killing me slowly this week...
Belly Button in or out? Out 
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy but tired! 
Looking forward to: Florida and then seeing our little girl again at 28 weeks! 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

{nursery inspiration board: little lady}

Because I have had in my mind what I want in a girl's room forever, it was pretty easy for me to put this board together. We will not have a home until about a month before the little lady arrives {although they have been moving super quickly!!!}, so it's going to be put together very quickly and everything purchased beforehand & ready to go. That's the plan at least. You know God is laughing at me and my plans, right?

This little sweet girl will have the cutest room ever and it's a totally different dynamic than Landon's soft, neutral nursery.

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11 // 12 // 13 // 14 (similar) 

I already have 2 canvases that I would use for the painting above the crib. I plan on painting over one (depending on which one is the right size for over the crib) in white and picking out the colors for the nursery in paint and either having Landon paint it or me paint something similar to the above Britt Bass painting. I definitely want something personal for over her crib.

We are undecided on whether to use Landon's rocker again or not....we really want a love seat similar to the above for the nursery or a more comfy rocker. Can we just combine those two?!  Better for those sleepless nights, which I'm sure we'll never have, right???

I am loving the contrast from Landon's nursery, which was definitely more neutral.  Now we also need to plan for a big boy room, or maybe we'll keep using his baby stuff to keep his as our baby for a while longer :) I like that idea!

Monday, May 5, 2014

{20 weeks & a gender reveal}

Mike and I are beyond excited to announce that we will be adding a perfect, and most importantly to us HEALTHY, baby girl to our family in September! We are so thrilled for Landon to be a BIG brother & can't wait for that day to come! 

It's a day later and I'm still having trouble wrapping my head around the fact that there will be lots of tutus, topknots, and bows in our future! I didn't realize I would be as excited as I am! I really didn't care either way, just wanted a healthy baby, but now that a girl it is, I can't wait!

How far along? 20 weeks + 1 day
Total weight gain/loss: I weighed 121 but I was also wearing some chunky wedge platforms, I would say definitely a over 9 lbs, belly seems much bigger than 4 weeks ago. She is measuring perfectly on track.
Maternity clothes? Some of my skinny jeans/capris from when I was pregnant with Landon, but mostly still wearing the same pants for work {not buttoned and most of the time not zipped....}with longer shirts & wearing my maxi dresses/summer spring dresses the rest of the time. When I'm not in leggings/dance pants at home :)
Stretch marks? No 

Sleep: None. Seriously.

Best moment this week: Finding out about our precious little princess coming in September! My mom picked Landon up from the babysitter on Monday while we went out to celebrate this and Cinco de Mayo and told him he was going to have a baby sister. His response? "Oh no..." 

I got a virgin Strawberry Margarita in honor of the little miss! And of course filled up on chips and salsa before dinner. Why do we not learn our lesson? Those Mexican restaurants, they always suck you in with the darn chips and salsa!

Miss Anything? Of course I missed my  REAL margaritas today on Cinco de Mayo. Could have used a couple of I said I had a virgin one & it was pretty good. Minus the buzz.
Movement: Yes, not consistently, but ALWAYS at about 6-6:30 am this one has a dance party in my belly. She was moving like CRAZY on the sonogram. The tech was saying she couldn't get her to be still for a pic, most of our pics are slightly blurry. 
The tech also asked if we had a name picked out. Mike and I both looked at each other and said "Yes, for a boy...." with big smiles :)
Food cravings: If sweet and sour sauce is wrong then I don't want to be right...
Anything making you queasy or sick: No. I'm over the bug that struck last weekend! Thank you, Zofran!
Gender: I can finally say GIRL! Blessed beyond measure. It just seems perfect, boy then girl :)
Symptoms: Not true pregnancy symptoms. Just tired but that comes with having a nearly 2 year old at home too and not sleeping well. I fell down a mini flight of stairs this past Tuesday {my brother in law thought it was hysterical once he found out I was actually ok....Kind of} I literally thought I was going to die when it happened. I am feeling much better now and not as sore. I did call and speak with the doctor immediately after it happened and they were not the least bit concerned about the baby. "So much cushion, the baby probably didn't even feel it" they said. Well, I did. And it hurt.
Belly Button in or out? Out obviously 
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy of course! What is there to not
be happy about? I know this baby in my tummy is doing well, so I can breath a sigh of relief :) 
Looking forward to: Florida at the end of this month for 9 days. 9 whole days of rest and relaxation on the beach. Can't. Wait.