Thursday, April 24, 2014

Baby Shower Love ~ Part 2

Here is part 2 of my beautiful baby showers. My Mom did an amazing job on all the details for the shower - the whale theme turned out so cute. She made the table runner, wrote an adorable poem for the favors, made all the food, and Todd even carved a watermelon into a whale. If all of those details aren't special, I don't know what is - THANK YOU, Mom!
 
  Naomi and Monica hosted a wonderful tea party baby shower in San Francisco with all of my girlfriends. It was so fun and felt very "girly" which I love...afternoon tea with my favorite ladies!
 
My beautiful mother and her whale artwork.












My Mom's best friends since childhood. I'm so lucky to have these amazing ladies in my life.

Tea Party Baby Shower hosted by Naomi and Monica in San Francisco!








Thank you ladies for hosting such a special shower for baby Modd!

xo,
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Monday, April 21, 2014

Baby Shower Love ~ Part 1

Todd and I are so blessed to have such a loving group of friends and family. We've had multiple baby showers - family showers, friend showers, and co-ed "Todd's shower." I have so many special pictures I'm going to do this in two blog posts.
 
Each shower was beautifully designed...here are few highlights in pictures from the showers. I could create Pinterest boards with all of the details from each shower, our friends and family really are the AMAZING!
 
Co-ed Baby Shower hosted by the Roberts Family!











Ladies Baby Shower Hosted by Wendy and Janice - Colusa, CA!









xo,
 
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Friday, April 18, 2014

Pregnancy ~ 36 Weeks

 
 
How far along? 36 weeks (37 Saturday)
Baby size: About the size of a head of romaine lettuce and over 6 pounds. At this stage he's gaining about an ounce a day. 
Gender: Boy
Favorite Maternity Clothes: I'm on maternity leave now, so comfy clothes are my favorite. My feet are so puffy I can't wear anything but flip flops and my tennis shoes with the laces pulled out...the joys of pregnancy!!
Sleep: I'm getting more uncomfortable every day, so sleep is a little harder.
Missing anything: Missing wearing cute shoes!!! Yes, as vain as that sounds I miss wearing skinny jeans and boots.
Best moment this week(s): The best moment this week was going on maternity leave. Friday was my last day of work and it feels great just to relax and prepare for baby.
Baby movement: He's not moving as much because it's getting a little more cramped inside me, but if I drink cold water and relax, he definitely gets kicking :)
Cravings: I've been very hungry the last few days, but no different cravings.
Rings on or off?: Ring is still off, but I got a pretty ring at Bella Boutique as a temporary ring until the swelling in my hands goes down.
Prenatal Classes: I took a breastfeeding class last week and it was very informative. Glad I took the class and I would definitely recommend first time mothers taking all the classes - they were very helpful for both of us.
Anything I really don't like: PUFFY FEET and feeling heavy!!
Nursery planning: Our "Urban Nursery" in our one bedroom apartment is coming together and almost done. Pictures in this blog post.
Exercise: Walking is what I have for exercise now, although even that is much harder. I'm trying to stay active, but it's much harder to move. I'm going to give swimming a try this week.
Looking forward to: Now that I'm on maternity leave I'm much more relaxed and enjoying my time off. Todd and I came down to Santa Cruz (with our hospital bags packed - just in case) we're enjoying some rest and relaxation before the storm. We're having a Passover Cedar on Saturday with the family and my brother and his girlfriend Sara are coming to celebrate with us. We're excited to meet baby boy, but also crossing our fingers he waits to come until after the weekend!

Cheers!
xo,

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Baby Boy's Nursery

I'm so excited that things are coming together in preparation for baby boy. We're getting ready!! Nesting is a REAL THING - no doubt about it...Making the perfect little home for your baby is so important and something our bodies tell us ladies to do - no joke :)

We have made a little corner in our bedroom a nursery. I call this my "Urban Nursery," because we have a 1 bedroom apartment. The past two days I have been folding baby clothes and getting the space ready. I feel like I'm a little girl again folding my doll clothes - yes, I was the little girl who loved baby dolls! 

I can't wait to dress my little baby boy up like my little doll!!

Happy Tuesday!
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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Pregnancy ~ 33-35 Weeks

 
How far along? 35 weeks today (35 week picture coming)
Baby size: About the size of a cantaloupe. We went to the doctor for an ultrasound on Wednesday and he's weighing about 6 pounds 4 ounces. He's in the 71 percentile and they think he's going to be around 8 pounds when he's born. 
Gender: Boy
Favorite Maternity Clothes: Still sticking with "stretchy"!! I'm working a few days a week from home, so I've been very casual lately and wearing comfy clothes.
Sleep: Besides the many potty breaks, my sleep has been okay.
Missing anything: I'm missing being able to get a really good workout in. I love the feeling of completing a spin class and being really sweaty and tired. I can't wait to be able to do that again.
Best moment this week(s): My mom hosted a wonderful shower in Santa Cruz last Saturday. It was so much fun to see old friends and celebrate with family and friends this exciting time in our lives. My mom did an incredible job with all the details and decorations - I was so impressed and couldn't take enough pictures (will share in another post). One of my best friends from high school, Mo and her family, Patty and Matt came to visit and celebrate with us in Santa Cruz.  It was great being able to see them. 
Baby movement: Lots of activity, but I think it's getting a little harder for him to move because he's getting big. I've been told that the movement starts to slow down a little at this stage because there isn't as much space.
Cravings: I'm still craving yogurt and fruit...I can't get enough yogurt, maybe it's the calcium. I could eat yogurt for breakfast, lunch, and dinner - especially the Greek yogurt that's really thick. I've also been really thirsty the past few weeks - so lots of water.
Rings on or off?: Sadly I had to take my rings off last week :( - right around 33 weeks. I got really puffy in my hands and feet and they started to get uncomfortable. I miss my wedding ring, but just a few more weeks and then hopefully I can put it back on soon after baby. 
Prenatal Classes: Todd is all done with his classes we just need to do a hospital tour and I have a breastfeeding class next Tuesday at the hospital.
Anything I really don't like: PUFFY FEET! 
Nursery planning: My urban nursery is coming together nicely still working on the corner and decorations for the wall - we're close. We bought a modern bassinet that fits perfectly next to the bed. It took us a while to decide which one to get, but after a lot of research I decided on the BabyHome Dream Cot. It's very light and easy to move around the house and we'll be able to pack it up and take it on trips. I like the clean modern look as well. 

Exercise: Exercise has gotten much harder! I'm still doing a once a week personal training and upper body weights, but the lower body squats and lunges are more difficult. I've been walking and doing the elliptical at the gym - I look funny on the elliptical with a big belly, but I need to stay active.
Looking forward to: I'm looking forward to only a week left of work and then I'll be on maternity leave - YAY! :) Can't wait to relax and get ready for baby. 
xo,
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