Saturday, August 13, 2016

A Birthday & A BumpDate!

Well, hello!!  Today I've got a double whammy for y'all.  Our big girls 2nd Birthday snapshots AND a bumpdate.  I know, I'm coming in HOT. 

Our sweet girl turns TWO on Monday and last night we celebrated Miss Lara Anne and it was just perfect.  We planned for a Flamingo themed pool party and low and behold, it was calling for 70% chance of rain ALL day.  I woke up at 2:00 am the night before in a panic.  But God was in our girls corner and the rain stayed away!  Instead, it was breezy and beautiful with just enough cloud cover to provide some fantastic temperatures.


 



Cake--HyVee!


Swimsuit--Mud Pie!




Big Sis Outfit--Etsy Shop Three Wild Girls!  Amazing quality!

Little Girl Play Makeup--Etsy Shop Glamour Girl Fun!  Lara LOVES it!!

We rented out our local pool here in Pleasant Hill, which has a fantastic baby pool, zero entry with lots of fun little fountains.  The kiddos seemed to really enjoy it!  In fact, Lara was the last straggler out of the pool....she would've stayed all night had we let her. 






She came home with quite the loot and she's spent the entire day enjoying all her fun, new toys!  HORSES were the theme of the night.  I think she ended up with 10 or so!  Haha! 




She also got some new panties which we've been trying out today, unsuccessfully. ;)  She peed in her potty, but a few minutes later, she crapped and peed in a pair, so back in the diaper she went.  But hey, she sure looked cute in her little panties! Here she is showing them off to her horsie.




Now, onto my monthly BumpDate!


How Far Along: 6 Months + 4 days

Due Date:  November 30th!

Weight Gain: 5-6 lbs I think, which is shocking because I literally feel like a whale as of the past week or so.  I swear I can feel this belly growing, and it HURTS.  Lots of stretching & lots of pain this time around.

Maternity Clothes: YES!  I will admit, one of my favorite parts of being pregnant.  Dressing the bump!  Don't get me wrong, I totally dig the whole growing a little human part, but the maternity fashion, I just can't resist.  In fact, I hit the jackpot at Motherhood Maternity earlier this week and landed some adorable fall sweaters.  With Lara being born in August, I have NO winter clothes for this belly and it's going to be large and in charge, here in a few short months...
Stretch marks: Please.  I was covered in them before I got pregnant.

Symptoms: Still tired, but not near as bad these days!  Which is great!! I'm feeling like my old self and that's been nice.  As I've mentioned before, I've had lots of anxiety this go around, but feeling much more relaxed now.

Cravings: Hmmm....I'm going to say as of late, has to be frozen custard with Reeses peanut butter cups & cookie dough!

Gender: GIRL!!!!!! And boy am I having fun shopping for this nugget, as if she really needs it....

Mood:  EXCITED TO MEET HER!!

Nursery: Yeah, about the nursery.   I thought I was settled on the farmhouse idea, but I'm switching gears to more of an enchanted forest idea.  Who knows! But what I DO KNOW is that we need to get started!!  We gotten as far as buying a gallon of paint.  Said paint is still sitting on the floor with all the paint brushes, unopened.  #winning

Movement: LOTS!  In fact, our doctor will have the Doppler on my belly with her heartbeat and she'll flip around so fast it's hard for her to keep the Doppler actually ON her.  I was really hoping this little girl would be more mellow than the first, but I'm not so sure these days.

Sleep: Same.  Sleep, pee, sleep, pee, pee some more, sleep, and pee some more.

Workouts: I've only been getting to the gym 1x a week as of late due to how sore I've been.  I've now resorted to only walking on the treadmill these days because the running is just too much for the belly these days.  I did buy a prenatal Yoga DVD that I can't wait to try!

Names: Still Undecided! But a few we really love.


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