All Rowelled Up

All Rowelled Up
All Rowelled Up

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Showered With Love

Do you ever envision something for years wondering how it will be when it actually happens?  One of my envisions happened this week at work and it was just as special as I always thought it would be.

I've been with the same company for 11 years now and I've witnessed and helped throw some baby showers throughout this time.  In the back of my head at each one of them I always wondered what it would be like when it was my turn.  Well, guess what?  It's my turn.

The shower was a double shower because another girl in the office is having a baby as well.  We are just a month apart.  It's been nice to talk about our symptoms and doctors visits together.  It's a first child for the both of us only she is having a boy.  This summer we both will become first time mothers and then we will be able to share stories of our growing babies instead of our growing bellies :)

The New Mommas!

Thank you to all my co-workers who helped make this day very special to me.
As soon as I got home I went through all of my goodies again and realized that Evelyn is so close to being here.

Thank goodness this is a long weekend.  I've been washing clothes and organizing things and yes, my Thank You notes are already done and ready to be passed out.

Now I'm looking forward to my Friends and Family Baby Shower!!


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

32 Weeks. Already?

Holy Cow!! I'm getting so excited for this little girl to get here! She has been growing and growing and growing. My lower back has been hurting the past few days and I swear I can feel my hips widening.  My husband was sweet enough to go buy a softball today and bring it to me at work so I could sit against it and put pressure on my back.  Thanks wonderful husby! You're going to be a great 56 days. (give or take a few days)

I'm so ready for our baby moon this weekend.  Just two more days of work and then it's just him and me going out of town for the last time as just "us". Next time around we are going to be packing more than just our bags.  Hoping to make it to see What To Expect When Expecting.  It's coming out at the perfect time.

Tried to get some maternity pictures with Phoebe this weekend and I have to say she cooperated better than I expected.  I think her and Evelyn are just going to love the heck out of each other.

I love her "mean mugging" face in this one.

What's 32 weeks look like?


Yowzers!! That is one round tummy!


Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

It's so crazy to think that next Mother's Day I will actually actually actually be a mother.  Like, have a baby of my own.  I'm so ready for it! I feel like things are starting to cave in but in a good way.  Several months ago I would think of something that needs to be done and I would say to myself "It's cool.  I've got a few months to get that done."  Not so much anymore.  I'm now in double digit countdown mode.

We received our car seat and stroller this weekend from Zach's dad and step-mom.  He put it all together this morning and it was funny to see him push it around. Funny and cute.  :) He's going to be such a good daddy. I can't wait to see him morph into a father.

I really love this man so much. I'm pretty sure I was trying to explain our next pose in this picture but as you can see, he already had one in mind.

I went back to employee health on Friday and my wrist/arm hasn't improved too much. I really hope this fades after I have Evelyn.  So now they are sending me to hand therapy.  As if I didn't have enough appointments on my calendar already.

Speaking of hands, my hands and feet have starting their swelling process.  I can't wear my wedding ring anymore and my feet pretty much look like Fred Flintstone's every night. They just look like big bricks that look like feet.  Walking is now becoming a hassle. I better wear some comfortable shoes next weekend when we go to Branson.  There's going to be a lot of walking.

My feet.

I got a really cool baby gift from my good friend this week.  I had registered for some lullaby cd's at Buy Buy Baby.  Not just any lullaby cd's.  They are renditions of people like Madonna, Michael Jackson and the Beatles songs in lullaby form.  Totally cool! Well, my friend happened to find a John Mayer one and I've listened to it several times.  Glad it didn't put me to sleep at work. There are a TON out there on iTunes.  You name the artists, there is probably a lullaby cd of their songs. I was informed that she also bought Michael Jackson's for me too but I can't have it until my shower :(

Get you one! 

My stomach continues to grow every hour it seems.  And let me tell ya, Evelyn has some strong moves for sure!  Lots of punches and kicks and flips!

I think this shirt is starting to get a little too small for me :)
Most of my weight has been all stomach but I can also see it in my face.  I've already started scouting Pinterest for some good eating and workout techniques.  

I guess the best compliment I've had all week was when this guy at work told me "I've seen a lot of pregnant woman and you don't look creepy."  I'll take that as a compliment :)

Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers out there.  I can't wait to join the "club".


Monday, May 7, 2012

Maternity Photo Shoot

Here they are.  It was a little toasty outside during these but we pushed through and I even managed to get some heels on AND my wedding ring.  Things are swelling and I pretty much didn't do anything else after these were taken.  

Picture on the left is one of our engagement pics.
Almost 5 years we are again.

Thanks for taking the time to view our growing family.


Thursday, May 3, 2012

Baby update

Sixty eight days. 68 days.

That's the countdown until my due date.

I cannot believe it is creeping up that fast.  We went to a birthing class this past weekend and learned a little bit of helpful information.  I learned that when you don't get an epidural you scream and moan and go through a lot of pain.  At least the girl in the video did.  I've been a little scared of the epidural needle but they showed it to us and it wasn't as intimidating as I thought it might be.  Bring it! I can take it.

Our past couple of appointments the doctor has talked to us about Evelyn measuring a little over a week ahead and said it's possible that she may be a big baby.  Ouch! What exactly does that mean?  Big head and shoulders being pushed out my business? Earlier due date? C-section?  It makes me a little nervous but as long as she is okay and healthy that is all that matters.  I'll do whatever is best for her.

As nervous as I'm getting I'm also getting really excited.  Lots of fun stuff coming up before she gets here and even more fun afterwards. My first baby shower is happening on the 25th at work and my friends and family shower is happening June 9th.  Very excited for the both of them! But before these fun things take place we are doing our maternity pictures this Saturday and then going to Branson for our "baby moon"on the 18th for the weekend.  It will be nice to get out of town and just hang out with the husband and do some shopping and have this free time together before Evelyn gets here.  Cause once she gets here it's gonna be a whole new scene in the house.  And I'm ready for it.

Her room is pretty much done besides one wall that  I just don't want to rush to finish it. It will come together when it's time.  I've been going over our registries several several several times to make sure we have added everything on there that we will for sure need. (And some extras that are too cute not to add.)

I was surprised with this little number this weekend from my husband.
LOVE it! I've had this on my Pinterest board for awhile and now it's mine.

My sleep has definitely been interrupted.  Lots of trips to the bathroom and lots of tossing and turning just to get comfortable.  And I'm only going to get bigger and my bladder more squashed.  It's all worth it though.  But I will be ready to get back to normal.  I was asked the other day if I will miss being pregnant and I think a piece of me will.  Feeling her squirm around is a pretty cool feeling but to see her squirm in person is going to be so much better.

I did finish my new album and one of the tracks is one I wrote for Evelyn.  Hoping I can figure out how to put the audio on here so you can give it a listen.   I play it for her every day :)

Time for some Idol!

Enjoy your weekend,