18 Weeks

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

-How far along are you?: 18 Weeks, 4 days

-Baby is: roughly 5.5 inches long and weighs almost 7 ounces - about the size of a bell pepper 

-Obsessing over: cute tiny infant clothing, I can't stop browsing!

-Favorite moment this week: I think I felt some flutters this week and it was so exciting! Can't wait to feel more movement :)

-Feeling: I've jumped back on the nausea train lately, blerg

-Working on: getting a normal night's sleep 

-Thinking about: writing every little thing down these days because pregnancy brain is in full effect 

-Anticipating: Christmas! 

-Currently craving: allllll the sweets. Good thing they aren't that hard to come by this time of year ;)

-Wishing: the above mentioned goodies wouldn't contribute to my weight gain so much 

-What are you most looking forward to: Our ultrasound! Cannot wait to see this little one finally! 

**For those who have asked, my dress is the Embroidered Fable Dress from Free People


Monday, December 8, 2014

"A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014"

Just a boy and his tiny Christmas tree. I was kind of sad to not do a big real tree this year, but I know my kid, and that would have been destruction central all the time. So, we decided on a tiny tree that sits on a shelf, but that occasionally comes down for some play time. Every morning Eli runs out and points to the tree and gives a nice "oooooh!" So cute! We'll save the big tree for next year. 

Our Christmas Cards with Tiny Prints

Friday, December 5, 2014

I always love sending and receiving mail, but especially so during the holidays. This year we printed our Christmas cards with Tiny Prints and I couldn't be happier with them! The family image is from our quick little photo shoot from our pregnancy announcement, the snow was just so perfect that day. I'm always kinda of picky when I pick out my cards, ya know being a picky graphic designer and all, but I love the designs Tiny Prints offers. If you're looking to get cards printed I would highly recommend checking out Tiny Print's designs here. (plus: they're 40% off until this Sunday!)

Our cards are from the winter botanicals holiday cards line which you can find here. I'm kind of obsessed with them all, but in the end chose this one because of the pattern on the back of the card, which also matched the envelope liners, and the address labels. There are so many options to choose from and ways to personalize your cards so that they're truly yours. I just love that. 

And gold foil. I looove gold foil for the holidays! It definitely brings the joy to my heart for the holidays ;) 

So are you sending out Christmas cards this year? Do you get as excited as I do about receiving real mail?! I sure hope so!

*this post was sponsored by Tiny Prints, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help support our family! 

It's December!

Monday, December 1, 2014

I'm not sure how December is already here, but it is and I'm so happy about it! This weekend our church had their Christmas party a bit early, and we were Mary & Joseph for the nativity. The night itself was "A Night in Bethlehem" so we ate mediterranean food, sat on the floor with blankets and pillows and had the nativity pageant with hymns and what not. Such a great way to start the season, thinking of our Savior Jesus Christ. Also, this video, He is the Gift, is such a wonderful message and reminder of Christ at this time of year. I would highly recommend it as an amazing use of 2 minutes of your time.

We also had a dress rehearsal this day for the nativity. Naturally we brought Eli along and he wanted everything to do with being with us and the manger. So Jesus had an older brother, sitting in between Mary and Joseph, holding him. I couldn't help but get all emotional and proud as Eli sat there holding the baby Jesus doll. I just felt in that moment how great he will be when we have a baby and transition to a family of four. I could envision it so well, even with a fake baby, in our Biblical dress, watching the wise men come bring us gifts. And sure, a few minutes later he was un-swaddling the doll and running around the stage, but that moment, I won't forget it.

Merry December everyone! I can't wait for all the Christmas goodness ahead of us.

14/15 Weeks

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Baby #2's first official bump post! I can't imagine taking photos every week like I did last time, but I definitely still want to record my thoughts, feelings, progress this time around too. I don't know where the prompts below originally came from, but I got them from my friend Allion's blog. (She's like the cutest pregnant girl FYI) I think I'll be using them to help me record things as we journey along :)

-How far along are you?: 15 weeks, 2 days

-Baby is: roughly 4 inches and 2.5 ounces - about the size of an apple *or in the case of last week and this photo, a lemon :)

-Obsessing over: the fact that when I went to schedule my ultrasound they didn't have anything at any place until January! WHAT?! I will still talk your ear off about this injustice. I'm so impatient, I wanna see our little one and find out their gender, and doing so at 24 weeks is TORTURE! (dramatic much?) So in the meantime... I'll be calling every.single.day. about cancellations. sigh 

-Favorite moment this week: Not throwing up, haha is that really a moment? Well this week has been my best yet!

-Feeling: See above. So much better. Still tired, and still have nausea sometimes, but overall, soooooo much better.

-Working on: Getting back to the gym. It feels so good to get active again!

-Thinking about: how I'll be a mother of two

-Anticipating: feeling movement. It's so magical to be able to feel them and I can't wait for that feeling again! When I was falling asleep the other night I thought I *might* have felt something. But, sleepy Anne is not notorious for telling reality and dreams apart

-Currently craving: chocolate, and peppermint. Say peppermint ice cream shakes, or the candy cane oreos I just couldn't stop eating this week (seriously sooo good!)

-Wishing: I could get an ultrasound ASAP! (see:obsessing, just trying to live up to the name) Actually Dan had to get an ultrasound on his knee last week, and I wanted to run back in his exam room and take a swipe with it to my belly haha! Crazy pregnant lady over here... nothing to see.

-What are you most looking forward to: the moment when Eli and this sweet baby meet. I know I'll melt into a puddle on the floor, and I can't wait to see their interactions

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