Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Pregnancy Update

  • I am 32 weeks into my pregnancy.
  • I will be induced on September 17th!(7 more weeks!)
  • I have been extremely emotional since about 28 weeks. (Good considering I was pretty normal up until that point.)
  • I am feeling extremely LARGE! (I have gained 17lbs thus far)
  • Failed my glucose test, so I have to go back and do the 3 hour test.(which consist of drawing my blood 3 tests every hour...blah!) So, until my results are back I have to watch what I eat. No more milkshakes!!!! AAAAaaaaahhhh! No I just have to watch my sugar and carb intake.
  • I also have low iron-nothing new for me...I have low iron even when I am not pregnant.
  • I haven't been craving much in the way of foods. I just wanting salty things and milkshakes.
  • Ben is gone again for the next 5 weeks, so it's just me taking care of Blakely. (finding stuff for a pregnant person can handle in this heat and a toddler-not fun!)
  • I haven't been sleeping well(still), but I am happy to report is has gotten a little better.
  • I tent to fall alseep on my side, but wake up on my back, having trouble breathing. I just have to sit up for a few minutes and that means to make me feel better.
  • I still take my daily naps, which aren't as long as I would like them to be, but still VERY enjoyable and much needed.

That's about all I can think of right now. I am having another baby shower soon, so that is something I am looking forward too!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I stole a baby. . .

Ok....well not really, but I was taking care of her while her Mommy slept off her 30.5 birthday bash. This is Cailey, my brothers daughter, my niece! She is so adorable and looks JUST like my brother as a baby. Crazy!

My mom and I grabbed our camera and became the paparazzi! And as you can tell, Cailey doesn't mind.

Look at that face....she's like, ok are you done?

I feed her, held her hands down, so she wouldn't fail about, propped her up legs up on my belly, and rocked in my Dad's recliner...and she was OUT! Sleeping babies....are they not the cutest?!?!

Man, I miss that little baby girl! Me and her had a connection....she liked to talk baby talk to me and I could get her to smile. :)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Florida Baby Shower

I had a small baby shower while I was home too! Our vacation was jammed full of things to do! :)

Here are so photos:

I requested Petite Fours from my favorite bakery back home!(Jay's Bakery)

Some of the food. They had a bunch theme with Gouda Grits, Sausage Quiche, muffins, etc. It was all so yummy!

They also had everyone bring a little something to hang up on a clothes line. Such a cute idea!

Getting my nap nanny! YEA!

My hostesses(Kristel, My Momma, me, and Whitney)

This is my best friend, Kristel.

Some of my Florida friends. (Colette, Danielle, Heather, Kristel, Me, Lindsey)

Kristene with her girls, Alexis and Gwen

Terry and Amber!

Thank you everyone for coming and a special THANKS to my hostesses for throwing such a relaxing, fun shower! I feel so loved!

Feeding Cailey

Ben was sitting on the couch feeding Cailey and Blakely came up to sit beside him and watched in amazement, so we asked her if she wanted to feed her. Ofcourse, she said YES because she is so excited about having a baby of her own she cant see straight. It was the cutest thing to watch. She sat there for a good 20 minutes with Cailey in her lap, just staring at her.

She's going to be such a great big sister!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Cooking with Granny!

I woke up from a nap when we were in Florida(we stayed at Ben's grandmothers house while on vacation) to find Blakely baking pies with Granny. It was the cutest thing ever and we only hope those memories Blakely will remember. Granny is 82 this year, 85% blind, but she can still COOK! Granny knows my mom loves pecan pie, so she made one for her and Granny loves Lemon Pie, so she made one for herself.

Blakely had woken up from her nap...please notice her crazy bed head!

She was having so much fun!

Gettin her hands dirty.

Showing us their pie crust.

Granny showing off their homemade pie crust!

Our God Son

I also got to spend sometime with my bestfriend, Kristel, and our God Son, Brennan! Brennan just turned 4 and and him really have a good time together. Kristel hostessed a dinner party for me, inviting over some of our friends, that I really hadn't been able to see while visiting Florida.

So, I brought Blakely with me, so Brennan and her could play. They have such a good time together. They act like cousins! But I think his mommy has different plan! ;)

Gulf Breeze Zoo

While we were down in Florida, we got to meet up with some of our Barksdale friends. The Donatelli's! Rachel and I had were pregnant together with our first borns while we were stationed at Barksdale AFB. They also have family in Florida and were vacationing them at the same time. So, we met up at the Gulf Breeze Zoo, so the kids could see each other and we also got to meet their newest addtion, Christopher!

Here's a few pictures of our outing:

Florida Family 4th of July

We spent our 4th of July out at the condo and this year we let Blakely stay up late enough to see the fireworks! She was in amazement the whole time. It was quit a site to see!

My grandmother(aka:Honey) holding Cailey

The Hipsh Family

My handsome husband and me(28 weeks pregnant)

Our little family

My Uncle Dale and Honey

All the family!

This is the Hipsh side of the family.

Florida Trip

Catch-up time! It as been to long since I blogged! So, I will be posting alot of stuff in the next few days.

We had a 2 week vacation to Florida this summer. It was so fun seeing all the cousins get together and how happy they were to see each other. They get along so well.

Our family rented a penthouse condo at South Harbour on Pensacola Beach for a week, so we hung out there and had lots of fun.

Campbell and Alexa

Looking at the pretty view

My Uncle Dale talking to baby Cailey

All the girls being silly.

Building a sandcastle with Daddy

My two cuties!

Jumping to Daddy in the pool

Posing for the camera!

Blakely and Campbell...are they not the cutest together?

Ben testing out his baby skills...not long honey!

Showing some cousin love after a bath!

Baby Cailey had no choice in the matter....Blakely gave her babies.

Blakely and Campbell settling down to watch a movie. This condo had a "play room", which was very nice!