Thursday, May 29, 2014

31 Weeks & California

I missed week 30 because I was out of town. Also there is no way to keep Amelia
out of the pictures unless she is sleeping. Fine by me. 

31 Weeks
Symptoms: Feeling exhausted. As can be seen from my picture I don't have the energy for makeup or a blow dryer. We did just travel 17 hours to get home yesterday so that could be a contributing factor. I am also have wicked sciatic pain. 
Cravings: Mostly fruit and chocolate. I had elevated blood sugar levels and have to do the three hour glucose test tomorrow. Boo! I wonder if my sugar cravings are related. 
Missing: Walking without sciatic pain. I really hope it goes away, it's pretty brutal. 
Movement: Tons. No hiccups yet though. 
Highlight(s) of the week: California! We went to Northern Ca for a wedding and had a great trip. Details below. 

We were lucky enough to take a 10 day trip to California to celebrate my sister's wedding. We had a really great time and I am just gonna bombard you with pictures because that's way more fun. 

The wedding started with the ceremony at the Oakland temple and then ended with a backyard reception at my parents house in Ukiah. 
At the temple.
Waiting for the bride and groom.
Nearly a decade in the making. 
Love Daddy/Daughter moments. 
My parents created the perfect backyard wedding. It looked so fantastic and rustic. I would say it was easy but it was a crazy amount of work. All the hard work paid off. 
I was in charge of an Instagram chalkboard and the card box. I think they turned out pretty cute. I also added that little K with some fabric rosettes. It's the details right. 
My sister Kirstin made the cake. It looks so great for her first ever wedding cake. It tasted even better. 
Amelia got to be a little flower girl. I could not handle how cute it was. As soon as the little girls started walking down the isle I started bawling. They just looked so cute.
Parker the ring bearer.
Look at them! So cute. Amelia didn't actually make it all the way. Once she realized all these people were staring at her she booked it the other way. 
We were there to celebrate the wedding but we also were able to have a couple of side trips and had lots of family/cousin time. Amelia was in heaven. She is normally pretty shy around other kids but she instantly was best friends with her cousins and LOVED her Aunt Linzi. 
I have never seen her so happy. She had a perma grin for 10 days. 

Brian and I snuck off for a little Montgomery Woods hike. One of our favorite spots in Ukiah.
This picture is not edited. It is really that beautiful.

We have also started a family tradition of food competitions. Last time we were all together we did a pie making contest. I think Hoss and I got last and second to last. We were not good. This time we picked the theme and we picked pizza of course. We are experts. We had such a good time and I took home the gold for my BBQ chicken pizza and Brian took home the silver for his traditional french bread pizza. So much fun! 

Another side trip was to San Francisco. We went to meet Brian's brothers for dinner when we had a few hours. I wish we had more time to spend in my favorite city. It was a perfect clear day. 
Our last night we spent celebrating my sister's birthday with dutch oven ribs and playing outside. Such a good end to our trip. 

Now after the 17 hours it took to get home yesterday I am due for a nap. 

Happy Thursday!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Belly Update: 29 Weeks

Amelia is holding her belly too. 

29 Weeks
Symptoms: Feeling pretty good. Starting to feel fatigue in the late afternoon. This is usually solved with Amelia and I taking afternoon naps. 
Cravings: No cravings. Not really wanting food lately. Feeling too fat. 
Missing: Being able to walk more than 2 miles without getting tired or feeling Braxton Hicks. I also miss laying on my back.  
Movement: Yes. Feeling it in my ribs all the time. 
Highlight(s) of the week: Mother's Day!! Brian was extra nice this year because I'm pregnant so he basically did whatever I asked and was really sweet about it. He also took me shopping for maternity clothes since I complain daily about my clothes not fitting. I would just try to uncomfortably stick it out because I don't want to spend the money on temporary clothes, I think he couldn't take the extra 20 minutes every day of me trying to find something that fits. 

Today when I got the tripod and camera out to take my pictures I looked up and Amelia was standing in position to get her picture taken. Love that little foot pop and hand on the hip. What a stinker. 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Belly Update: 28 Weeks

28 Weeks
Symptoms: My body is tired. I have hit the third trimester and I can feel it. I am really sore at the end of every day. I was on a roll for a few weeks and feeling great and now I do a few loads of laundry and I have to sit because my back starts to feel sore. I think this is also from constantly lifting a twenty-five pound wiggly toddler. 
Cravings: I have been wanted dark chocolate lately. Dark chocolate and rootbeer. The problem is dark chocolate gives me heartburn so it's not always worth it. As I type this  I am eating dark chocolate peanut M&M's. Try them, you wont regret it. 
Missing: Nothing new. I am missing wearing my regular jeans. I tried to squeeze into them for this weeks picture and they were barely hanging on. Not pretty. 
Movement: Yep. Especially when I give into my chocolate and rootbeer cravings.
Highlight(s) of the week: The weather!! We have been able to get in some great park days and the farmers markets are starting up. Now if people would start doing estate sales my weekends will be complete. 

Happy Thursday!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Belly Update: 27 Weeks

I have a sick baby at home so you are 
getting a picture of my everyday outfit. Glamorous!

27 Weeks
Symptoms: Still feeling really great! I am starting to feel pretty tired by the end of the day though.  I also have the occasional sciatic pain but as long as I don't sit down too long it is manageable. Sciatic pain is nothing to mess with. 
Cravings: Nothing new. Still wanting water at all times and I never seem to get enough. No joke I drink close to 150 ounces a day. I am trying to take advantage of no cravings and eating super healthy. We'll see how long it lasts. 
Missing: A good night of sleep. I have never been a good sleeper but Brian and Amelia are both sick this week and sleep is not coming easy.  
Movement: The baby is starting to roll a lot. Lots of kick still but I love the rolling around. The baby has moved up right under my ribs so the kicks are not always pleasant anymore. 
Highlight(s) of the week: We have had a really laid back week due to illness moving around the house. The good thing about that is we have had lots of family time which is always fun.  I would say the highlight of my week is lot of progress on the house. I love getting some of the to do list  done. 

Happy May Day!