Baby Girl Nursery

 

Aniston’s nursery was so much fun to prepare for her. I made the bedding and curtains and Jake made her crib. Yes, he built her crib! ūüôā I was so proud of him. I know one day she will look back and think that it is so special. I wanted her nursery to be pretty. I also knew I wanted it to be very neutral with pops of pastel pink.

One of the best things I think you can invest in is your glider. I was just going to use my mom’s old rocker that she rocked us in…. boy am I glad she gifted me a glider. I can’t tell you how many nights I slept in that thing. Now that she’s older I nurse her some in it still and we read books before nap times in it, even though she just tries to eat the books. Ha! Hey, we are trying.

I also made her floral “A” and her mobile. I have a how-to tutorial post coming up about those.

I hope you are all having a good weekend!

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37 Weeks Pregnant

Pregnancy update:
I went to the dr. this past Wednesday, I am now 100% effaced, dilated to a 2 1/2 cm, and her head is super super low.¬†Woo Hoo! So, hopefully that means it’ll be a super fast delivery. It’s so crazy waiting for her to come. There’s nothing you can do to control it or predict it and everything I google says 100,000 different things. Everyone’s pregnancies are so different you have no idea what to compare yours to.
Wednesday night I thought I was going into labor haha. I got checked that day, which could’ve caused some cramping. But, this was more than cramping… so I thought. It was one big cramp, …well medium cramp, at a time. Then, my belly would get really hard. I guess that’s just more braxton hicks because nothing was consistent about them at all. These lasted from about 7pm – 10pm and then by that point I said ‘I’m going to go to bed and if these wake me up then we will know it’s time’. Well, it wasn’t. I continued the same campiness all day yesterday as well so who knows when she’s coming. Probably past her due date since we’ve been scared she was going to come too early.
I feel like I’m on pins and needles constantly. What if my water breaks at work? What if my water breaks in bed? How messy is that going to be to clean up? Will my sister clean it up while I rush to the hospital? HAHA Or will my water even break before then? So many things to wonder. Also, everyone has so many opinions and I’ve never heard so many peoples birth stories in my life. But I love it all.
How far along: 37 Weeks 2 days
Gender: Baby Girl
Total weight gain:¬†31 pounds! I’m using Bio Oil to prevent¬†stretch marks. I don’t have any yet. I do have varicose veins still down my right leg¬†and a couple on my right. My feet and ankles are swelling now, along with my hands and face. I can’t wear my wedding rings anymore so I wear¬†this ring. It is super comfortable and if it gets stuck we can just cut it off. I wear the pink one to represent baby girl Aniston.
Maternity Clothes: ¬†I have a handful of shirts that are maternity and two pairs of jeans that are maternity. When I’m not at work I wear tanks, under armor shorts, Jake’s T-shirts, and flip flops (because I can’t fit into close toed shoes anymore. I also cannot fit into my gym shorts other than the Under Armor ones. The others go half way up my thighs. HA! My belly pokes out of most things so I have to be careful and wear a LONG shirt.

Sleep:¬†I’ve gotten lots of sleep this week. I still wake up to pee, but other than that I am in bed by 9:30 asleep by close to 10 and wake up around 6/6:30 when the dogs wake up.

Miss anything: I miss my regular skinny girl clothes haha. Thank goodness for dresses! I also miss not sweating so much, I have never taken so many showers.

Cravings: Sweets!

Symptoms: Swelling, tired, heartburn, a little pelvic pain, crampy, braxton hicks, and a couple back aches.

Belly Button in or out: Still in and every now and then it will become flush or the very top will stick out.

Mood: Very anxious.

Best Moment this week:¬†When Jake told me he was ready for her to come out so he could meet her. ūüôā Melts my heart and makes me so happy to have such a loving husband and soon to be father to our child. I am so thankful for him.
Looking forward to: Seeing what and who she looks like. Will she be a mini me? Will she look like her Daddy? Or will she be her very own little person.
Exercise:¬† So far I’ve walked this Tuesday (1 mile) and Wednesday (2 miles) with the dogs. I feel like they know we are fragile right now because they did really really good, or it’s just really humid and hot so… lol.
On My Mind: Always wondering if today will be the day we meet her and always thinking I may be going into labor haha.
I hope everyone has a great weekend!  Happy Friday!
Thank you for reading!

love britany

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36 Weeks Pregnant

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// Dress: Altar’d State // Earrings: Bauble Bar // Shoes: Similar here and here // Lip: Bite //

 

These are some more of our maternity shoot with Beatbox Portraits. I can’t even handle how cute Tripp is looking at Aniston, or waiting for treats whichever, ha!
We went to the doctor last Wednesday and got another sonogram. Aniston was measuring at 5 lbs 5 oz, they think since her head was so low that she will be bigger because their guesses are a little off. The doctor checked me and I am dilated to a 2 now, 90% effaced ( you go to 100%, so mine’s just really thin which could cause me to dilate faster and hopefully have a faster and safe delivery ) , and her head is -1 to 0 station ( which means she’s ready whenever ūüėČ ). We made it to 36 weeks which was the big number they wanted us to make it to, YAY. We are ready for her to be here but also want to make sure she grows as much as she needs before her big debut also, so we have a lot of mixed feelings. Jake is super excited and I am super nervous, anxious, and excited!
I have a week and a day and a half of work left! Which is insane, I hardly ever take off work so this will be good. I’ve already kind of been a freak about my clients and not being able to do their hair, but I will be back and everyone will be fine :). ¬†I will still be blogging while I’m on maternity leave. I will keep you posted on how everyone is doing and how we are handling all the new changes. Along with her nursery, I will post everything about that too. My last day of work is June 2nd ( unless she comes early ) and I go back mid August. Jake is also taking off with me for two weeks when she gets here. I’m so thrilled his job allows this. I can’t wait for our little family.
Pregnancy update:
How far along: 36 Weeks 4 days
Gender: Baby Girl
Total weight gain:¬†27 pounds! I’m using Bio Oil to prevent¬†stretch marks. I don’t have any yet. I do have varicose veins still down my right leg¬†and a couple on my right. My feet and ankles are swelling now, along with my hands and face. I can’t wear my wedding rings anymore so I wear¬†this ring. It is super comfortable and if it gets stuck we can just cut it off. I wear the pink one to represent baby Aniston. These pictures were taken at 33 weeks, so yes, I can still wear my ring here. ūüôā

Maternity Clothes: ¬†I have a handful of shirts that are maternity and two pairs of jeans that are maternity. When I’m not at work I wear tanks, under armor shorts, Jake’s T-shirts, and flip flops (because I can’t fit into close toed shoes anymore. I also cannot fit into my gym shorts other than the Under Armor ones. The others go half way up my thighs. HA! My belly pokes out of most things so I have to be careful and wear a LONG shirt.

Sleep:¬†I’ve been waking up every morning this past week at 3:30 or 4 and not going back to sleep :(. I wake up to use the restroom and then I go back to sleep. I w

Miss anything:¬†I will have to admit, the nice weather, even the rain, has made me miss having an adult beverage on a patio or on our back porch with Jake. I also miss working out. At 32 weeks I had to stop since I was already effaced 80% and dilated to a 1 because the Dr. or we do not want her to come early. Everyone is getting in shape for summer and I’m over here swelling up while I grow our baby haha.

Cravings: Sweets!

Symptoms: Swelling, tired, heartburn, a little pelvic pain, crampy, braxton hicks, and a couple back aches.

Belly Button in or out: Still in and every now and then it will become flush or the very top will stick out.

Mood: Very anxious, scared, excited, and happy.

Best Moment this week: When I got her back, our bag, her room, and all the small things ready for her to be here. Especially Wednesday when our Dr. told us she could come any day now and be perfect. Ah! We are so excited!
Looking forward to:¬†Seeing Jake with her, it’s going to be sooo sweet. I know he will be a great Daddy, he already is.
Exercise:¬†¬†I can walk now, but it has been rainy and I’ve been busy working so I haven’t gone for a walk yet. My feet and ankles swell pretty quick so…Unless I am not exhausted and it’s a really pretty day, I don’t know, we will see. June 2nd is my last day of work so I’m going to take it easy until then, and I want her to stay in as long as she needs to.
On My Mind: Always wondering if today will be the day we meet her and always thinking I may be going into labor haha.
I hope everyone had a great weekend!  Thank you for reading.

love britany

 

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35 Weeks Pregnant

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Photography : Beatbox Portraits / Dress : Altar’d State / Lips : Bite lipstick in Souffle / Baby Girl Sandals : Jack Rogers / Bracelets : Stella & Dot / Jake’s Shirt : Ariat / Jake’s Jeans : Cinch / Jake’s Boots : Lucchese /

We got to have a lot of fun taking our maternity pictures with miss Trish from Beatbox Portraits. She always makes us laugh and we are really comfortable around her as you can tell we are being ourselves. I wasn’t to thrilled to take these pictures because right around this time is when I started feeling real pregnant, but looking now I’m glad that we did and we will always have these to remember by.

Our last baby shower is today and it is with my sweet family and family friends. I am so excited to see everyone. It will be a blast, every event my Aunt, cousin, and sister plan together is going to be a good one.

Below I have listed all my pregnancy updates!

 

How far along: 35 Weeks 4 Days
Gender: Baby girl!
Total weight gain:¬†27 pounds! I’m using Bio Oil to prevent¬†stretch marks. I don’t have any yet. I do have varicose veins still down my right leg¬†and a couple on my right. My feet and ankles are swelling now, along with my hands and face. I can’t wear my wedding rings anymore so I wear this ring. It is super comfortable and if it gets stuck we can just cut it off. I wear the pink one to represent baby Aniston.

Maternity Clothes: ¬†I have a handful of shirts that are maternity and two pairs of jeans that are maternity. When I’m not at work I wear tanks, under armor shorts, Jake’s T-shirts, and flip flops (because I can’t fit into close toed shoes anymore. I also cannot fit into my gym shorts other than the Under Armor ones. The others go half way up my thighs. HA!Sleep:¬†My sleeping is hit or miss lately. I have to take naps on my days off when I can because I am exhausted from work. If there is something going on with the baby, like extra appointments, I cannot sleep because I am worried she is going to come early and have to be in NICU.

Miss anything:¬†I will have to admit, the nice weather, even the rain, has made me miss having an adult beverage on a patio or on our back porch with Jake. I also miss working out. At 32 weeks I had to stop since I was already effaced 80% and dilated to a 1 because the Dr. or we do not want her to come early. Everyone is getting in shape for summer and I’m over here swelling up while I grow our baby haha. We only have 3 more days to make it to 36 weeks, apparently that is the magic number.

Cravings: Sweets!

Symptoms: Swelling, tired, braxton hicks, and a couple back aches.

Belly Button in or out: Still in and every now and then it will become flush or the very top will stick out.

Mood: Very anxious, scared, happy, and worried.

Best Moment this week:¬†When¬†we went to the sonogram specialist and Aniston caught up in size, well at least out of the scary stage, and is in the 33rd percentile now. The specialist told us she’s at 5 lbs 1 oz and I can’t wait to hold her!
Looking forward to:¬†Seeing Jake with her, it’s going to be sooo sweet. I know he will be a great Daddy, he already is.
Exercise:¬†I cannot work out until I’ve reached 36 weeks, this Wednesday, and at that point I will probably wait to walk until June 3rd. Unless I am not exhausted and it’s a really pretty day, I don’t know, we will see. June 2nd is my last day of work so I’m going to take it easy until then, and I want her to stay in as long as she needs to.
On My Mind: Always wondering if today will be the day we meet her and always thinking I may be going into labor haha.
I hope everyone has a relaxing Sunday with their family and friends. Thank you for reading.

 

love britany

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