Monday, December 31, 2012

Dec 31st: A Year in Review & Goodbye to my 20's

Saying farewell to 2012 means saying goodbye to the last year of my Roaring 20's & no longer being a family of 2 (well three counting Hunter!).  

We've had a lot of adventures this year:

Had an amazing One Year Anniversary in Oahu at the Royal Hawaiian in Waikiki & the JW Marriott in Ihilani....

(Psst.....if we can count correctly...he is our "anniversary baby"... ;) )

Attended two weddings as the MOH and the BM in our best friend's weddings:  

Jared & Dilek Kellum Wedding, Oregon

Hilary & Harvey Whiten Wedding, Del Mar CA  

Travis was promoted to Project Manager on his own job site in Garden Grove:

Haster Project Before

Haster Project Now: Work in Progress

And we had some GREAT times with friends and family:

                       Big Bear Lake, June                                            Dilek Bridal Shower

 BYOR Party, July

 Glamping in Big Bear, June

Vegas for my parent's 30th Anniversary, March

Gender Reveal Party, Irvine CA

And here we are...the last day of the year and only 6 weeks until we meet Baby O!  

Time has gone so fast and we can't wait to finally have a family of 3!!

Our pregnancy announcement in Del Mar, CA

                                  1 Month                            2 Months                          3 Months

(added later)


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

32 Weeks: Merry Christmas!

This week has been so busy with holiday festivities with my 30th birthday, celebrating the holidays with amazing work friends, running around with my husband and of course my parents coming into town this weekend!  My husband and I are finally on our "stay-cation" this week at home and it's been amazing being able to spend so much time together and we are getting even more excited for the little active guy in my stomach : )  Baby O has been particularly interested in homemade Chex Mix, the Mexican pastry bread from Las Brisas at my birthday brunch, and the last course at Melting Pot on Christmas Eve- the dessert!  

Month/Week: 7 Months, 32 Weeks
Total Weight Gain: 20+ lbs
Feeling: overall great!
Missing: being able to put on (and remove) my boots by myself, I'm starting to think it'd be easier to prego in the summer instead of dealing with all these leggings, socks and boots!  At least the end look is cute : )
Cravings: attention from my husband while I have him home this whole week!
Anything making you queasy: poor Chick-Fil-A....maybe some day
I'm Loving: that we are able to host Christmas this year
Happy or Moody: So happy
Gender: Boy
Symptoms:  Aggressive kicking & baby hiccups!!
Sleep: I've managed to sleep a few nights w/o getting up, so better! 
Wedding Ring On Still?:  Yes, although I had to wash my hands in cold water last night after the Melting Pot to get them off and reduce some swelling!
Looking forward to: Opening Christmas presents this morning of course : )

Some holiday pictures so far!

Las Brisas Birthday Brunch in Laguna Beach, CA

Our house, tree and mantel!

Christmas cards clothes pinned to garland on the railing

Big balls in Brea, CA at the Melting Pot

Travis & I after the Melting Pot- I still beat him in stomach size haha!


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

31 Weeks: 7 Months & December!

Well...believe it or not we've managed to hit the 20 pounds mark together per my 7-month checkup visit this week!  Our doctor confirmed that Baby O is upside down with his feet (and knees...omg so weird to feel) on the upper right side of my stomach near my ribs- I’m actually shocked that I’m round and not a lopsided pregnant girl with how this baby favors one side over the other!  Heartbeat was 150 and the doctor was pleased with my sugar test results; from here out we’ll see him twice a month now.  Baby O is nearly 3.5 pounds and 16 inches long! This weekend marks both mine and my husband’s Xmas vacation, and my parents come into town on Saturday to celebrate my birthday and Christmas with us, so we have a busy couple of days coming up to prep for the big celebration week

Month/Week: 7 Months, 31 Weeks
Total Weight Gain: 20 lbs
Feeling: like I'm a lot bigger than I appear!
Missing: all the pre-holiday energy; even wrapping presents at this point sounds like a lot of work!
Cravings: Still cinnamon, and I won't pass up a Christmas cookie these days if offered.....
Anything making you queasy: Microwaved meat.  Yeah that scent came from the work break room this week.....
I'm Loving: the little "going home" outfit I just HAD to get this week (damn you Baby Gap!!)                *see below*
Happy or Moody: Very happy!
Gender: Boy
Symptoms: a foot constantly kicking near my right rib, and general mobility issues like putting on my boots in the morning, who knew this would be such a difficult pregnant task!  
Sleep:  Slept on the couch last night from 1-3am, so let's just say I'm looking forward to taking the time off work to catch up with naps!
Wedding Ring On Still?:  Yes
Looking forward to: obviously my parents whom are coming this weekend, but also SO excited for my birthday, just one week away!

Baby O's potential "coming home" outfit- I thought it was a sign being that he is due on Valentine's Day!


Thursday, December 13, 2012

30 Weeks: December

Baby O was a hit at the Shimmick holiday party - he even got a special call out from the president of the company during the dinner speech...something about how his Dad could possibly find the time to create him…..anyways he partied all night
 and thoroughly enjoyed the Rock Bottom lunch across the street and the plush bed in the hotel room J.  This week he is supposed to be up to 16 inches long- which explains me  being able to feel every single movement he makes from the top of my stomach to the bottom, but again I have always said throughout this pregnancy I’d rather feel a lot of movement than be worried.  We finished decorating the house on Sunday for Christmas and can’t wait for families to arrive soon!  Only 10 more weeks little Baby O......

Your baby's the size of a cucumber!

Your 15.2- to 16.7-inch, 2.5- to 3.8-pound baby continues to grow.

Month/Week: 6 Months/30 Weeks
Total Weight Gain: 18-19 lbs?
Feeling: baby hiccups!  He had his first ones last night, so I woke up Travis to tell him
Missing: my shopping energy, I can only hit a couple stores before crashing on the couch!
Cravings: Rock Bottom Ball Park pretzels....AMAZING
I'm Loving: that almost everyone can tell I'm prego now lol :)
Happy or Moody: Still happy, how can you be moody when it's Christmas time??
Gender: Boy
Symptoms: just a little bit of cramping, feet starting to hurt when I shop too much now
Sleep: some people may laugh when I say this but I could potentially get more when the baby is here; my nights consist of 1-2 pee breaks, constant turning from side to side, TAO waking up at 3am and having conversations with me and Hunter puking on the duvet......sigh.
Wedding Ring On Still?: Yes!  Swelling seems to have subsided for now.....
Looking forward to: sleeping on my back again once Mr. O is finally here!

Shimmick Holiday Party

Thursday, December 6, 2012

29 Weeks: Hello December!

It's officially my birthday month and I couldn't be happier to have Baby O in my life over the holidays!  We had our "sugar" test this week- and although it was raining and I felt completely sick for 2 hours after chugging the non-carbonated-Sprite-like-glucose-drink-that-had-the-consistency-of-cold-Jagermeister.....we found out on Friday that I passed with flying colors!  Saturday was my breast-feeding class at Hoag, where I was totally shocked to see that I was one of the only TWO women there w/o a husband present...her husband had "to work" also come to find out...but the class & teacher were great and flew by, with plenty of boobs to keep the other giggling husbands from falling asleep.  Travis and I also went to our first holiday party (where I was SO glad he talked me out of wearing high heels and into my Tory flats instead) and decorated the entire house for Christmas- only problem is that now I want to keep it up year-round like those crazy people that have "icicles" on the outside of their homes in June....I can identify.

Month/Week: 6 Months/29 Weeks
Total Weight Gain: 17+ lbs
Feeling: like a prego girl?  The flights of stairs at work are agonizing....good news is I feel great in the mornings!
Missing: Enjoying a holiday cocktail
Cravings: Apples, sliced apples.  I eat 1-2 apples now per day!
Anything making you queasy: Haha, this question is just getting funny now
I'm Loving: that I passed my glucose test.  Best news ever.
Happy or Moody: Happy- it's my birthday month!!
Gender: Boy
Symptoms: a TON of movement, Baby O is building fat cells this week which gives him extra energy....he also enjoys kicking now when he's hungry??
Sleep: waking up about 3-4 times a night, just turning over is a huge production!
Wedding Ring On Still?:  Yes, haha ;)
Looking forward to: Travis's company Christmas party this weekend and getting to show off the baby bump to all our friends and his co-workers there we've gotten to know so well in the 6+ years we've lived here! :)



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