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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Maternity Part I

My husband was kind enough to take maternity photos of me this weekend. It was easy enough, I showed him how to use my camera and voila, instant professional photographer. Kind of lol. With Natalie, I got a babies and bumps package from my wedding photographer, and loved every second of it, but this time around we don't have a lot of extra cash because of building the house so I decided that with the right equipment I could take my own.. I bought a tripod and a remote for my camera, so I don't have to run back and forth and wait for the timer. Yeah, that didn't work out. My Nikon D3100 isn't compatible with any wireless remotes. Not happy. Why the older model and the newer model have the capability but mine doesn't still confuses me but I guess Ill have to get over it. So long story short, yes I will take my own, but it wont be as easy as I was hoping.

Here are some of the pictures he took! They actually came out better than I expected and I saved a lot of money doing them ourselves.

Thanks for checking them out!


Getting Crafty!

Happy Valentines Day!! Natalie and I were able to make some cute Valentines for some of her favorite people a few days ago. Our plan was to make more, but toddlers will be toddlers and both of us ended up with red paint all over us. If nothing else, it was a fun sensory activity for her so it was worth the clean up!

We made them from v-day themed scrapbook paper, cardstock, red acrylic paint (which probably wasn't the best idea, but it was what I had and I watched her like a hawk to make sure she didn't eat it) and a cute little photo. Again, I found the idea on pinterest, here is the link to her blog.

Thanks for looking!
Hi! Sorry I am a few days late! We had a super busy week and I am just now able to get back to posting. We had our 3D ultrasound yesterday which was amazing. I never get tired of seeing her and I think it really helps my husband connect with her. With Nahla, he felt a bond right away because she moved all the time. Kicking, sticking out body parts, he would lightly nudge her and she would nudge back - it was great for him. With Aria, she really never moves...almost to the point that it worries me. I get in enough kicks for my daily kick count but that is it. Maybe she will be my calm baby? Because Natalie definitely had a lot of energy then and has a ton of energy now.

Anyway! Here is a comparison picture of both the girls at their 3D ultrasounds:

 I can't get over how alike they look. I mean, it really shouldn't surprise me, they are sisters but I guess I just wasn't expecting to see so much of Natalie in her. Not complaining, in my very humble parental opinion, I think my little Natalie is just the cutest little thing ever <3

Next - 28 weeks! This week has been great, one of my closest friends is getting ready to give birth to her 2nd son and I cannot wait to see his little face. I am so so excited for them. I really wish I lived closer to them so I could meet him but hopefully she and her family will be moving back shortly and our kiddies can be best friends! As far as my pregnancy, I am definitely starting to feel big, but am still able to do things to I am trying to do as much as possible now. I packed my hospital bag this week, which sounds crazy. I didn't pack one for Natalie and I regretted it as soon as I got to the hospital. I forgot silly things, like shampoo and was annoyed the whole time about it. I wanted to look pretty for pictures! My husband also took a few maternity photos this week, but I will do that in a separate post! (Thanks to pinterest, my 28 week photo was inspired from this blog)

Have a great day!!


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Hi! Time for my weekly update!

I am 27 weeks pregnant now, which I am excited about because its the end of the 2nd trimester (thank goodness). I feel myself starting to complain a little more about pregnancy, for example I noticed that going up the stairs is getting me slightly out of breath which is absolutely ridiculous - who can't walk up a flight of stairs?! I also noticed that my glorious pregnancy waddle is starting to make its return, which is not only super comfortable but its also sexy, too. Righttttt. However I did tell my husband that carrying my toddler is starting to get easier because I can kind of set her weight on my bump which makes my arms not have to work so hard. She's huge - 90th percentile for height and 70th for weight, so I will take any help I can get.

How far along: 27 weeks
Total Weight Gain: 18.5 lbs
Stretchmarks: Thankfully, no!  
Sleep: Best as I can, Natalie continues to fight sleep
Best Moment This Week: My birthday! I got to spend the day with my mom and Natalie!
Movement: She is so different than Natalie. With Nahla, she moved all day, every day. Most of the time she mad me feel a little motion sick and bruised. Aria, on the other hand, hardly ever moves during the day. She gives me enough movement to do my kick counts for the day but other than that she really stays quiet.
Gender: GIRL!
Labor Signs: Nothing this week! Hopefully it stays that way for a few more weeks.
Belly Button: Innie!
What I Miss: Eating sushi :(
What I am Looking Forward to: Getting my glucose test out of the way!

Thanks again to Little Baby Garvin for a constant source of inspiration!