Tuesday, December 18, 2012

31 Weeks

How far along? 31 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss? 21+ lbs
Maternity clothes? A mixture of maternity and non-maternity still. Obviously if I wear pants, they are maternity all the way
Stretch marks? None! (And hopefully it will stay that way)
Sleep? Still erratic, thank goodness for not working and being able to sleep whenever I need to
Best moment last week? My last baby shower thrown by the in-laws. Our little girl is certainly loved.
Movement? She's getting quite aggressive with her movements
Food cravings? Honestly, nothing is really jumping out at me anymore
Gender? A sweet baby girl, Grace Foster Huey
Labor signs? None
Belly button it/out? Still half in/half out although the belly button looks like it's  going to be completely flat soon
Wedding rings on or off? On
What I miss: Nothing right now
What I am looking forward to: Our maternity pictures this weekend! Can't wait!
Milestones: Baby girl's nursery is DONE! Now I just have to move on to organizing her closet and drawers but other than that it is beautiful and girly and ready to welcome home Grace Foster

30 Weeks

How far along? 30 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss? 21+ lbs
Maternity clothes? A mixture of maternity and non-maternity
Stretch marks? None! (And hopefully it will stay that way)
Sleep? Erratic, this little girl is a MOVER
Best moment last week? My sweet best friend & her momma threw a shower for Grace
Movement? Moving all over the place
Food cravings? anything sweet
Gender? A sweet baby girl, Grace Foster Huey
Labor signs? None
Belly button it/out? Still half in/half out
Wedding rings on or off? On
What I miss: Nothing right now
What I am looking forward to: My last baby shower in Charleston thrown by my in-laws, I can't believe how fast time is flying
Milestones: 10 Weeks (or less, hopefully not more) until we meet our baby girl

Monday, December 3, 2012

29 Weeks


I'm a little behind on these posts :-) 
How far along? 29 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss? 21 lbs
Maternity clothes? A mixture of maternity and non-maternity (non maternity in this picture, thank you Lilly for making things that fit my pregnant body but in my normal pre-pregnancy size)
Stretch marks? None! (And hopefully it will stay that way)
Sleep? Less naps during the day, we have a busy December and I need to get to decorating for the holidays
Best moment last week? Carolina beating CLEMSON!
Movement? Baby girl is a late night mover. Like midnight as in late night.
Food cravings? pomegranate seeds, edy's dibs, sweet petite pickles
Gender? A sweet baby girl, Grace Foster Huey
Labor signs? None
Belly button it/out? I know this belly button is going to pop out soon, it's sorta half out/half in right now
Wedding rings on or off? On
What I miss: Nothing right now
What I am looking forward to: My 2nd baby shower in Columbia thrown by my best friend and her momma! Also we'll have all of our nursery furniture in by 30 weeks so I can start organizing baby girl's things
Milestones: Only that my to-do list keeps getting longer, call the pediatrician office!

28 Weeks


How far along? 28 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss? 20 lbs , woah baby
Maternity clothes? A mixture of maternity and non-maternity (non maternity in this picture)
Stretch marks? None! (And hopefully it will stay that way)
Sleep? Sleeping when I can, getting a little uncomfortable at night
Best moment last week? My baby shower in Columbia! So much fun, now if I only had a place to put all of these things for baby Grace
Movement? We have quite the little mover & shaker, baby girl loves to MOVE
Food cravings? pomegranate seeds, fruit in jello
Gender? A sweet baby girl, Grace Foster Huey
Labor signs? None
Belly button it/out? Um kinda still in
Wedding rings on or off? On
What I miss: Nothing right now
What I am looking forward to: Carolina vs Clemson & Thanksgiving!, Seeing my sweet friend Jillian who lives in NYC
Milestones: My last visit that is 4 weeks apart on Nov 27, then I start every 2 weeks! Crazy to think our baby girl is getting closer to being here!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Grace Foster's Baby Shower

We had a baby shower for my sweet little girl this past Sunday at our country club. We <3 Forest Lake obviously since it's where our rehearsal dinner and wedding reception were held. It was such a lovely day and Derrick even made an appearance towards the end of the shower (to help with gifts of course). Grace Foster is such a loved little girl already and I can't wait for our furniture to all FINALLY be here in the next couple of weeks so we can put all of her new pretties away.
Before the shower

Lots of lovely gifts for our little girl

I'm ready to EAT

My gift transporter

Opening gifts

A pretty little outfit for Grace Foster

My sweet grandmother & I

Mom & I

My MIL & I

Andrea has an adorable little girl already. Her and Grace Foster will be a little less than 11 months apart in age.

Aunt Carla & I

Sunday, November 18, 2012

27 Weeks


How far along? 27 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss? I think I'm hovering around the 20 pound mark now. Scary.
Maternity clothes? A mixture of maternity and non-maternity 
Stretch marks? None! (And hopefully it will stay that way)
Sleep? Sleeping when I can, getting a little uncomfortable at night
Best moment last week? Carolina beating Arkansas
Movement? We have quite the little mover & shaker, baby girl loves to MOVE
Food cravings? honeycrisp apples, pomegranate seeds, brown rice with soy sauce
Gender? A sweet baby girl, Grace Foster Huey
Labor signs? None
Belly button it/out? Um kinda still in
Wedding rings on or off? On
What I miss: Nothing right now
What I am looking forward to: My baby shower in Columbia!
Milestones: 3rd trimester!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

KATE SPADE

Who doesn't love Kate Spade? I'm a sucker for all of their jewelry especially but my second love would be anything with their cute phrases on them. Faison is having a giveaway for a terry Rock The Casbah tote so head over there and enter to win this adorable GOLD tote bag!


Sunday, November 11, 2012

26 Weeks


How far along? 26 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss? Still holding right around 15-17 lbs depending on the time of day. Note to self: Do not weigh at night, SCARY
Maternity clothes? A mixture of maternity and non-maternity 
Stretch marks? None! (And hopefully it will stay that way)
Sleep? Sleep is getting less and less normal
Best moment last week? Spending a weekend at home
Movement? We have quite the little mover & shaker, baby girl loves to MOVE
Food cravings? honeycrisp apples (thank you fall) & pomegranate seeds
Gender? A sweet baby girl, Grace Foster Huey
Labor signs? None
Belly button it/out? In but definitely getting more and more interesting looking
Wedding rings on or off? On
What I miss: Nothing right now
What I am looking forward to: Celebrating my grandaddy's birthday this weekend
Milestones: Hubby finished painting our sweet girl's closet, now on to a few small touch ups and then we'll just be waiting for all the furniture to arrive in a couple of weeks!

25 Weeks


How far along? 25 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss? Let's talk about how they tried to traumatize me at the doctor by putting me on a broken scale...crisis averted, up 15 lbs! Woo baby girl is growing fast!
Maternity clothes? A mixture of maternity and non-maternity 
Stretch marks? None! (And hopefully it will stay that way)
Sleep? Sleeping okay, naps are sometimes a necessity 
Best moment last week? HALLOWEEN! Passing my gestational diabetes class, boo to having to take iron supplements
Movement? She is still a late night mover although I've noticed more movement during the day now
Food cravings? CANDY and FRUIT aka sugar
Gender? A sweet baby girl, Grace Foster Huey
Labor signs? None
Belly button it/out? In but definitely getting more and more interesting looking
Wedding rings on or off? On
What I miss: Nothing right now
What I am looking forward to: That I get another ultrasound at 28 weeks, can't wait to see how different my baby girl looks
Milestones: No new milestones (except packing on the pounds, yeesh) ; ordered chandelier for baby girl's room, set date for maternity photos, baby showers are coming up soon!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Shrimp & Grits

This morning I experienced my first kid's clothes sample sale courtesy of Shrimp & Grits Kids in Mt Pleasant. It was INSANE to say the least. Thank goodness we got there 15 minutes early, then spent an hour deciding what we were going to get out of the huge piles in our hands. I ended up with 3 bishops and a pair of adorable overalls. I wanted one more outfit (the elephant overalls) but decided to wait and see if it goes on sale on their website and just get it later. Enjoy my little girl's new outfits; she's sure to be quite the stylish baby.






Monday, October 29, 2012

24 Weeks


How far along? 24 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss? Up 8 lbs as of my last ob appointment at the beginning of the month. I'll find out a new number on Tuesday, I think I'm up 11-12 right now.
Maternity clothes? A mixture of maternity and non-maternity 
Stretch marks? None! (And hopefully it will stay that way)
Sleep? Sleeping okay, naps are sometimes a necessity 
Best moment last week? Saw Boyz II Men in concert and went to the fair! Also, my dear friend Jenna was in town for wedding planning activities. I love seeing her as much as I can!
Movement? She is still a late night/early morning mover, I've been woken up a few times by her little kicks
Food cravings? CANDY, so convenient with Halloween ha
Gender? A sweet baby girl, Grace Foster Huey
Labor signs? None
Belly button it/out? In but definitely getting more and more interesting looking
Wedding rings on or off? On
What I miss: Nothing right now
What I am looking forward to: My gestational diabetes screening the day before Halloween :-)
Milestones: No new milestones, planning away and trying to get her nursery together by the end of November (at least for the most part)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

23 Weeks


How far along? 23 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss? Up 8 lbs as of my last ob appointment at the beginning of the month. I think I'm about 10 lbs gained now
Maternity clothes? A mixture of maternity and non-maternity 
Stretch marks? None! (And hopefully it will stay that way)
Sleep? Sleeping okay for the most part, still having pretty erratic patterns and sleeping for short spans of time throughout the day
Best moment last week? Celebrating my 28th birthday, my last one without sweet little Grace
Movement? She is still a late night/early morning mover, I've been woken up a few times by her little kicks
Food cravings? Loving fruit and candy
Gender? A sweet baby girl, Grace Foster Huey
Labor signs? None
Belly button it/out? In but definitely getting more and more interesting looking
Wedding rings on or off? On
What I miss: Nothing right now
What I am looking forward to: My gestational diabetes screening the day before Halloween :-)
Milestones: No new milestones, loving that I actually LOOK pregnant, that the weight is slowly adding on (thank you body) and that I've been through more weeks of my pregnancy than I have left. CRAZY.

22 Weeks


How far along? 22 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss? Up 8 lbs as of my last ob appointment
Maternity clothes? A mixture of maternity and non-maternity (maternity pants/non maternity top in this picture)
Stretch marks? None! (And hopefully it will stay that way)
Sleep? Sleeping okay for the most part
Best moment last week? Derrick felt our little girl kick for the first time, so special!
Movement? She is a late night/early morning mover; maybe she's going to be a night owl like her mommy
Food cravings? HOT WINGS (I ate 10 at the Carolina-Georgia game at halftime)
Gender? A sweet baby girl, Grace Foster Huey
Labor signs? None
Belly button it/out? In but definitely getting more and more interesting looking
Wedding rings on or off? On
What I miss: Nothing right now
What I am looking forward to: My 28th BIRTHDAY!
Milestones: Derrick feeling Grace kick

Thursday, October 11, 2012

21 Weeks


How far along? 21 Weeks (Which will soon be followed by my 22 week post, I was S-I-C-K so they're a little delayed)
Total weight gain/loss? Up 8 lbs as of my last ob appointment
Maternity clothes? A mixture of maternity and non-maternity (rocking full maternity gear in this picture)
Stretch marks? None! (And hopefully it will stay that way)
Sleep? Sleeping okay for the most part
Best moment last week? Feeling my little girl kicking around, seeing her at my 20 week ultrasound moving all over the place
Movement? She is still moving all over the place. Judging from her ultrasound poses she's going to be in Cirque de Soleil
Food cravings? Edy's crunch dibs
Gender? A sweet baby girl, Grace Foster Huey
Labor signs? None
Belly button it/out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
What I miss: Nothing right now
What I am looking forward to: Finishing her nursery painting, heading to Columbia for the weekend to see Carolina play Georgia
Milestones: Halfway point ob appointment, get another ultrasound at 28 weeks, woohoo, I like seeing my little girl

Friday, September 28, 2012

20 Weeks


How far along? 20 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss? I think I'm probably up 7 pounds now? We'll find out a number on Tuesday at my next ob appointment
Maternity clothes? All regular clothes in this picture but if I want to wear any pants it's maternity all the way
Stretch marks? None! (And hopefully it will stay that way)
Sleep? Still the same, not sleeping for super long periods of time but sleeping several times throughout the day
Best moment last week? Picking out paint colors for the nursery, feeling my little girl kick!
Movement? She definitely is moving now. I was in the bathtub this week and saw my belly moving. It took about 3 times for me to realize oh this is the baby kicking ha. She's done it now 3 or 4 times where her daddy would be able to feel IF he was home! Fingers crossed she does it this weekend while he's off work!
Food cravings? Key lime yogurt, Pez candy, Edy's crunch dibs
Gender? A sweet baby girl, Grace Foster Huey
Labor signs? None
Belly button it/out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
What I miss: Nothing right now
What I am looking forward to: Painting her nursery on Saturday! And my anatomy scan on Tuesday!
Milestones: Feeling Grace move for sure & reaching the halfway point! I can't believe it! I love being pregnant, remind me of this at Week 35 and on.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

19 Weeks

How far along? 19 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss? Up 4 pounds at my last doctor's visit. I think I'm probably up 6 now?
Maternity clothes? Maternity jeans are amazingly comfortable. They're still a little big and I have to pull them up a lot but I love them.
Stretch marks? None! (And hopefully it will stay that way)
Sleep? Sleeping okay. I can't seem to sleep for long stretches of time because I'm already getting uncomfortable while sleeping. Yikes! 
Best moment last week? That there's been some days of fall weather here, it still gets pretty hot most days but I'm loving the cooler mornings
Movement? I think I felt her move this week. It wasn't anything strong so I'm not really 100% sure what it was
Food cravings? FRUIT, the little pickles from Earth Fare
Gender? A sweet baby girl, Grace Foster Huey
Labor signs? None
Belly button it/out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
What I miss: Nothing right now
What I am looking forward to: Showing the hubs the nursery furniture I like this weekend and probably ordering 3 of the pieces, woo hoo! That means it's time to paint!
Milestones: Maybe feeling Grace move? Getting soooo close to halfway there!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

18 Weeks


How far along? 18 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss? Up 4 pounds at my last doctor's visit. I'm not good at guessing, maybe I'm up 6 pounds now? Or 5?
Maternity clothes? Nope, dresses and belly bands are my friend
Stretch marks? None! (And hopefully it will stay that way)
Sleep? Sleeping pretty well. Other than these 6am wake ups when I have nothing to do
Best moment last week? Helllllo football season! So glad for the games to start even though I cannot partake in an adult beverage this season
Movement? No movement that I can feel yet
Food cravings? Sour gummi worms, pizza from Your Pie
Gender? A sweet baby girl, Grace Foster Huey
Labor signs? None
Belly button it/out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
What I miss: Nothing right now
What I am looking forward to: Picking out paint colors for her nursery, so excited. We're thinking lavender for the main room and possibly painting the inside of her closet a pale green (bedding is lavender, green and white)
Milestones: No new milestones although I CAN'T BELIEVE I'm almost halfway through my pregnancy, where does the time go?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

17 Weeks


How far along? 17 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss? Up 4 pounds at my last doctor's visit, won't know another update until 10/2 unless I decide to get on the scale at my parent's house
Maternity clothes? Nope, even though my jeans still button I broke out the belly band for comfort's sake the other night
Stretch marks? None! (And hopefully it will stay that way)
Sleep? Sleeping pretty well. Back to waking up at an obscene time in the morning but I get to help the hubby look for whatever item he's lost in the morning. :-)
Best moment last week? That I finally actually have a little belly. Sure, others won't make comments yet about me being pregnant because they're not sure if I'm pregnant or just enjoy too many cupcakes, but it's enough of a bump for me right now
Movement? No movement that I can feel yet
Food cravings? Cheese tortellini with arrabiata sauce, pre-packaged fruit from earth fare/whole foods, leather fruit strips
Gender? A sweet baby girl, Grace Foster Huey
Labor signs? None
Belly button it/out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
What I miss: Nothing right now
What I am looking forward to: We found nursery furniture for her so looking forward to getting that ordered in the next couple of weeks and starting to get her nursery together
Milestones: Finding baby furniture (yay) and pretty much planning her entire nursery. Seriously. Now on to ordering after I take the hubs to the furniture store to show him.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

16 Weeks


How far along? 16 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss? Up 4 pounds at my doctor's visit this week! Not too bad and it's definitely all in my belly
Maternity clothes? Nope, jeans are still buttoning and I can breathe, although my shorts aren't so this weekend at the first Carolina game I'll be breaking out the belly band
Stretch marks? None! (And hopefully it will stay that way)
Sleep? Sleeping pretty well. Back to waking up at a normal time in the morning (aka before noon)
Best moment last week? We found out whether Baby Huey was a HE or a SHE and are soooo excited to be having a baby GIRL! Also, hello baby belly. You can tell I'm pregnant now depending on what I'm wearing. For example, the dress in this picture is fitted, HELLLLLLLLO belly. I promise my jeans still button. So weird.
Movement? No movement that I can feel yet
Food cravings? Pasta Salad, Cucumber Sushi Rolls, Chocolate Dibs, any CANDY
Gender? A sweet baby girl, Grace Foster Huey
Labor signs? None
Belly button it/out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
What I miss: Nothing right now
What I am looking forward to: Getting to see Grace again at my next visit during the anatomy scan, hopefully feeling her move soon and planning her sweet little nursery
Milestones: Finding out her GENDER, sweet baby girl

Thursday, August 30, 2012

15 Weeks


How far along? 15 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss? I don't think I've gained much, maybe a pound?
Maternity clothes? Nope, jeans are still buttoning and I can breathe
Stretch marks? None! (And hopefully it will stay that way)
Sleep? Sleeping pretty well. I've been sleeping more this week, waking up when the husband goes to work but immediately going back to sleep afterwards.
Best moment last week? Final week before finding out if Baby Huey is a he or a she
Movement? No movement that I can feel yet
Food cravings? Fruit strips, gushers
Gender? We find out TODAY! I turn 16 weeks today!
Labor signs? None
Belly button it/out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
What I miss: Nothing right now
What I am looking forward to: Finding out the gender of my sweet little baby today. I cannot wait! The hubs is convinced it's a girl and I have no feeling either way.
Milestones: GENDER REVEAL