Friday, October 31, 2014

Friday 5

Happy Friday ya'll and happy Halloween! Any big plans on the agenda this evening? I'm just hoping I have some trick-or-treaters in our new neighborhood. In our old one (even though it was right in town) we never had a single one! I mean, someone has GOT to take this candy AWAY from me! Anyway I hope everyone has a safe and fun weekend and I'll see ya back on Monday- Linking up today with the usual gang of pretty ladies: Christina, April, Darci, Natasha , Amanda over at Meet @ the Barre and Karli with September Farm - join in! Oh and don't forget the cute little gender poll I added on the right hand side of the blog! Would love to see ya'lls predictions.





So this happened for my 'costume' today! I'm so in love and followed the easy tutorial from last year on Carolina Charm!





My favorite look of the week goes to the flawless Kate Hudson! She snagged two of my fav looks at two different events- Gah I just love her (almost as much as Jessica Simpson)


Need a quick hostess gift for a Halloween party tonight or this weekend? Look how cute this craft is: (and we all know you have at least one empty wine bottle and cork lying around) 



Entertaining this weekend? Check out this recipe for yummy apple cider sangria! (Can I please have a virgin?) Recipe Here From Meet the Sullivans



Favorite moment this week? That fabulous Redskins win over the Cowboys Monday night and miss Emma Jo's embarrassed reaction for all the Cowboys fans out there (aka my husband) oh and she's on her Redskins blanket too...love.

And speaking of the Redskins, can we just take a moment to remember an old throwback Halloween college pic? hahaha Go Skins!(Radford and myself- senior year!)



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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Week 13 Bumpdate




How far along? 13 Weeks 5 days

Size of Baby: a peach! 3 inches and .49 oz

Total weight gain/loss: 1 pound gained - 6 total I think?

Symptoms: No sickness thank goodness but a little bloated still

Maternity clothes? rocking the maternity skinny jeans from Gap/Old Navy and just ordered some wine colored ones! Oh wine...

Stretch marks? No... using nightly creams as well!

Sleep: Sleeping great, minus waking up to pee every night 5 times or more! Ugh.. always sleepy though. I hear that gets  little better soon?

Best moment this week: Getting to show off baby O's ultrasound pics to my Hollins gals!

Miss Anything? hmm redbull and wine are at the top of the list still and maybe blonder locks too....

Movement: I felt the oddest flutter last night when I rolled over 3 times fast... knowing me it could have been gas haha

Food cravings: Fruits & Halloween candy for the win and now add jello!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope- no sickness thus far actually!

Have you started to show yet: yes actually! Ahhh!

Gender prediction: Hubby thinks its a girl 100% and so does my sis. My parents are banking on boy! I'm feeling like.....blue

Nursery: My in-laws are starting the prep work soon (scraping, patching and priming) and I have both colors picked out already (historic preservation collection) a deep navy or a pale pink...we'll see!

Workouts:
I've walked a mile or more with Emma every night this week!

Labor Signs: Noooo

Belly Button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!

Looking forward to: Feeling more movement & getting closer to having the hubs back home!



I also added a gender poll to see ya'lls predictions for Baby O!

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Weekending!

You know what I realized? I love these: !!!! - Let's see how many I have in one post. (haha) This weekend was so fabulous. I spent Saturday spoiling Heather and the twin girls at her baby shower, got to see some Hollins gals in the process and even planned an upcoming girls weekend with them at my house in 2 weeks! (<--there's one..ok I won't..) This was the first baby shower I have ever thrown and I'd say despite the last minute venue and city change due to the girls arriving early, everything was just perfect! We were so overloaded with pink and I loved every second of it. Her nursery theme is a mermaid/aqua & pink so I tried to incorporate that a lot. She was even able to take home the printed monograms I framed since they would match the nursery as well. Overall it was fabulous and I was so emotional seeing my best friend so happy and spoiled!

Sunday was also...absolutely wonderful. Slept late, relaxed, bought a ton of Halloween candy which may or may not have been the best idea and binge watched season 2 of Nashville. Yup, totally lazy with bed pillows and blankets on the couch for the win! I hope ya'll had a great weekend as well! I'm linking up with the lovely Biana at B Loved Boston today for Weekending:






 



From Etsy I ordered her crochet mermaid suits!
Our Friend Edie sent t-shirts from their
wedding venue ya'll! So cute!




Hollins represent!

Sorry Hill...




Wishes for Baby that I am going to put in a scrap book for her for Christmas this year!

Of course baby O was making an appearance and Cici gifted him/her a special
edition Spidy book! (I collected Spider-man things in high school so this is great!)
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Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday 5

What a fabulous and an exciting week this has been! Being able to share our baby news with ya'll was most definitely the highlight! I cannot thank ya'll enough for the kind words, encouragement and sweet sweet blessings. The blogging community is like no other and I seriously don't think I ever want to not interact with ya'll on a daily basis so thank you! Now on to the important fact of the day- it's Friday! I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!

Linking up today with the usual gang of pretty ladies: Christina, April, Darci and Natasha as well as Amanda over at Meet @ the Barre and Karli with September Farm - join in!




 Thank you again for sharing in our excitement with this post about baby O coming into this world this May! We are so blessed!



Don't forget to enter the birthday bash c-e-l-e-b-r-a-t-e giveaway! There's still time! (UPDATE: maybe not..haha jk)






Park Avenue     //     Lisa Loves John     //     Jessi's Design


Beautiful Things    //     Make Me Up Mia     //     Flowers in my Hair







Saturday I am throwing Heather's twin baby shower for her little girls and I am so excited to see everyone. The girls are doing fabulous and are so dang cute and still hoping to be able to come home around December! The theme is under the sea/mermaids and I wish I could post a pic of her gift (but of course she would peek!)

Baby Baylor in her pick onesie!
Miss Maddy!

My Favorite quick and easy recipe this week? These Asian Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps I could eat these things every day!



This one is for the Hubs- the ultrasound tech added a little message for the dad-to-be when she caught baby O basically waving! SWOON!




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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Big News in the Otey Household!!

I think ya'll know what's coming and I've been dying holding this information in for TWELVE WEEKS! - But Seth and I would like to announce:

Baby O will make his or her debut on or around May 2nd 2015 ya'll!

Doesn't the hubs look thrilled here? Story to follow! haha



It all went down back in August...Friday, August 23rd to be exact. I was planning/helping out with a good friend's wedding and hubs was actually a groomsman in the wedding. That morning before work I decided to take a pregnancy test...just to make sure before I went to this wedding and started drinking the night away....sure enough, I was 100% pregnant! I took another....yup! I remember just crying with joy as I got into the shower, trying to be quiet so I wouldn't wake hubby. I know that sounds weird not to tell him right away but we were about to have such a busy weekend and practically be separated the entire time since he was a groomsman and I was the planner so I decided to KEEP IT A SECRET until Sunday when we got alone time together to relax. (sooo hard ya'll) Sunday rolled around and I made a little bun in the oven card and of course saved the peed on tests for his enjoyment (haha) he was over the moon thrilled and I'm pretty sure I saw a tear or two but don't tell him I told you!

Seth received the temporary transfer to Ohio only a week or so later so we were forced to tell our parents a lot sooner than expected (I would've told mine anyway I'm sure of it) but he wanted to be around to tell his in person. We also had to cautiously take these pumpkin announcement photos bc I knew when the time came he would already be gone...  Needless to say our parents were absolutely over the moon! (We told his parents on his Dad's birthday with one of his presents being a "Grandpa Can Fix It" onesie! They had no idea!) It was terrible having to say goodbye to him but I figured it was definitely better to be gone the first three months and not the last! My parents have each come to the ultrasounds and appointments thus far and every time I hear that fast little heartbeat (coming in at about 160 beats per minute) my world stops (and I get in trouble for crying and making the screen jump!) We will be 13 weeks on Saturday and I am seriously the happiest person in the world. So blessed and so ready for this journey! Thank ya'll for always being there and thank you Lord!



PERFECTION at yesterday's ultrasound!


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How far along? 12 Weeks 5 days
Size of Baby: a plum and 3 inches! (a little longer than average) and .49 oz
Total weight gain/loss: 1 pound gained - which is crazy because I feel like 6 pounds heavier in my boobs alone! (and loving it haha)
Symptoms: No sickness thank goodness but a little bloated...
Maternity clothes? rocking the maternity skinny jeans from Gap/Old Navy so far and loving them!
Stretch marks? No...
Sleep: Sleeping great, minus waking up to pee every night 5 times! Ugh..
Best moment this week: Finding out baby O is 100% healthy and an inch longer than expected this week!
Miss Anything? hmm redbull and wine are at the top of the list
Movement: Baby O was rockin' in the last ultrasound but nothing yet
Food cravings: Fruits & sour gummies all-the-way!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope- no sickness thus far actually!
Have you started to show yet: still just a little bump
Gender prediction: Hubby thinks its a girl 100% and so does my sis. My parents are banking on boy!
Labor Signs: Noooo
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Feeling more movement & finally being able to do some shopping!





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