Thursday, December 18, 2014

20 Week Bumpdate- Halfway!

Emma's getting a sister!!!


How far along? 20 weeks and 6 days

Size of Baby: Small cantaloupe! 6.5 inches and 12 oz

Total weight gain/loss: I was up 7.5 pounds since my first ever appointment but I'm thinking had I taken my weight a little earlier it would be a tad more

Symptoms: Just a little sleepy lately- staying up way later than usual with the hubs home :)


Maternity clothes? Yea buddy-
Also this week, I received the BEST care package from Julie over at Just the Joys. I seriously love her! 2 new super cute tops, their adorable card and some s'mores belly bars! What would I do without her??


Stretch marks? Nope

Sleep: Not using my snoogle as much yet but found that a regular size pillow between my legs (versus this long smaller one I was using) helps me to not toss and turn as much. It also goes all the way down to my ankles for added support.

Best moment this week: Finding out Baby O is a G-I-R-L!!!!!!! Still in shock ya'll and so excited that I seriously cannot stop wearing all things pink. This is going to be SO much fun!

Miss Anything? We went and stocked the bar cart for our Christmas party/open house this Saturday so I'd have to say holiday cocktails!

Movement: Dancing Queen!! :) Can almost SEE her kicks now!!

Food cravings: Naval oranges and blood oranges

Anything making you queasy or sick: Thankfully no

Have you started to show yet: Heck yea

Gender prediction: GIRL


Nursery: You can see it here (we're so close to starting this!) narrowing down themes, bedding, wall colors as we speak!

Workouts: Been realllly lazy this week

Labor Signs: Check back later

Belly Button in or out? In and getting flat

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy

Looking forward to: Our big Christmas party/open house this weekend!




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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

We Have an Announcement...Drumroll....


 I am still in 100% complete shock at the sweet news we were given yesterday. For some reason I was convinced we would have a little boy on the way and I was given the surprise of a lifetime (after I asked the tech to confirm twice hahaha) We are so over the moon excited for this journey and to bring this little girl into the world in May! Her Daddy is going to be completely wrapped around her finger and I've never seen her Daddy so giddy before! He's already picked out a cute little pair of pink flats with bows on them! We shared the news via a strawberry cake last night with our parents and it is still so neat to say SHE instead of just Baby O.  We are so beyond blessed and I may cry (again) just typing this post-Thank you all for your sweet words and excitement yesterday- I love ya'll so much it is not even funny! This is the best Christmas present we could ever imagine. Oh, and miss Emma Jo is thrilled to know she will have a little sister to play with soon! Let the shopping and planning begin ya'll (as Daddy shops for more guns haha)

Excuse the bad quality cell phone pics!





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Monday, December 15, 2014

Which will it be? B or G? ....

Boy or girl ya'll? I clearly couldn't sleep last night because today is like Christmas day in the Otey household! I'm counting down until noon and then we leave for our 1:30 gender scan ultrasound appointment and checkup. Afterwards we are hoping to do a little gender reveal for our parents and OF COURSE I'll be sharing the news tomorrow- so, in the meantime, I'm going to stare at the clock and pray for a healthy, perfect and cooperative baby at today's appointment! He or she has been dancing like a maniac all morning!


A little name preview: (98% sure...haha)




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Friday, December 12, 2014

Friday 5 & Big Giveaway

Happy Friday ya'll! Of course today I am linking up with the usual Friday 5 gang ( Christina, April, Darci, Natasha , Amanda over at Meet @ the Barre and Karli with September Farm) but instead of 5 fav's, I'm featuring 20 gals and a great giveaway! 

I'm excited to tell yall that for the next week, I am teaming up with Zelle from Southern Style and 20 other fabulous bloggers to give away a $300 Tory Burch gift card to celebrate Zelle’s blogiversary! This giveaway is just in time for the holidays, so you have the chance to give yourself {or someone else} the gift of Tory Burch! The more ways you enter, the better your chances are so start entering, visiting these lovely ladies and good luck! The giveaway ends on Friday, December 19th, at midnight. Good luck and be sure to check out all of these fab blogs below!


Happy weekend! Time to go spend some time with the huubs finallly! He's baaaccckkkk!

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Week 19 Bumpdate



How far along? 19 weeks & 5 days

Size of Baby: Heirloom Tomato! 6.0 inches and 8.5 oz

Total weight gain/loss: I'm reallllly interested to see... My scales at home only say up 5 but I had a regular doc appointment to get established at this new place and she tried to tell me I was up 10- yikes!

Symptoms: Um nothing major I can think of... just getting worn out easily.


Maternity clothes? Heck yes- all in for the most part!

Stretch marks? I haven't found one yet- I keep checking! Is it normally the belly where they appear first?

Sleep: Ok.. this one is getting annoying. One night I won't be able to get comfy at all and wake up more to pee and then the next night I sleep incredible and never get up! (bc I was so tired the night before I sleep through the next night etc. etc.) it's becoming a regular cycle! Also, this snoogle thing.... I don't love it like everyone says! I like my space in bed and this is weird- plus I'm short so it really doesn't fit my body (like the in between the legs part hahaha) It's interesting so far

Best moment this week: Feeling my active child EVERY night and singing to him or her. Also how much he or she is moving during the day as well! Oh and hubs is hoping to come home TODAY

Miss Anything? CAFFEINE - had a cherry coke ya'll and I don't even like soda normally...it was incredible

Movement: Well we covered this in best moment! :)

Food cravings: OH NO- ice cream all the way. I NEVER eat ice cream. Cook Out M&M shakes....

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope.. although I'm shoveling in the food these days and ate too many gummies and almost got sick like a 4 year old with no self control.... 

Have you started to show yet: Heck yea

Gender prediction: MONDAY at 2:00pm we will know!

Nursery: You can see it here (we're so close to starting this!)


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Workouts:
Squat routines and legs every night with hand weights and stretching to help with leg cramps - doubling up on arms too. Kegels anyone? haha

Labor Signs: I'll get back to ya on that one...

Belly Button in or out? In and getting flat

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy

Looking forward to: Hubby back in 9 days TODAY (or tomorrow)! Our gender appointment too duh!




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