Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Cravings, Cravings

To be honest, I have not had too many wild cravings so far in this pregnancy.  The first few weeks I ate those cuties/clementines all day long and over the past 26 weeks I always seem to recommend a BBQ restaurant, but no pickles and ice cream here :)  The only true cravings I have had are for a few restaurants back in Louisville/Cinci that we don't have down here.  I'm pretty sure Patrick's cravings for these places are even stronger than mine, so I can't blame it on the pregnancy.
We are packing up and heading to Louisville later this week and I've already made my list of places we HAVE to visit:
(Skyline Chili 3-way with a Sweet Tea and crackers)
(a cup of coffee at Java, one of our favorite highschool date spots)

(we got spoiled in Mariemont living across the street from Graeters!!)
and of course the Garcia Family Favorite- Havana Rumba
and if there is time...

I can't pass up the perfect fall treat (caramel apple pie) at Homemade Ice Cream & Pie Kitchen

Monday, September 19, 2011

Grapefest 2011 & 26 weeks

We met some friends over in Grapevine for Grapefest this past weekend!  The streets were packed with people, booths, and fried foods- small version of the state fair.  And of course we found our way to the petting zoo...
This silly calf wouldn't look at me for a picture, but here is another Scottish Highland Calf I found on google:

Is that not the CUTEST fluffy calf you have EVER seen!?!
It was hilarious to watch all the animals run around together while toddlers chased after them inside the petting zoo.
 My favorites were the two baby goats cuddled up with the HUGE rabbit:

In other news....
We had a doctor visit today and got to see our little boy!  He is healthy and weighs 1 lb 15 oz- right on schedule for 26 weeks and 3 days.  It is always so amazing to hear his heartbeat and see so many details, from the four chambers of his heart to his tiny feet!  I am starting to feel those tiny feet a LOT more.  For awhile he had been laying across by belly and moving tons, so I could feel arms on one side of my belly and legs kicking on the other, but in the past couple days he moved around into breech position and my bladder is feeling a little bit more of the little boy haha!
I am growing too :) and loving it!  I'm sure that will change as my belly continues to grow and my feet begin to swell, but until then I am loving every second of being pregnant. My sewing machine has come out from hiding and I have opened up my {Simple Sewing for Baby} book again.  The patterns are pretty easy and they leave room for your own creativity or style. We have a pretty busy week planned before driving to Louisville for much needed time with family and friends :)  I haven't been home since Christmas!  So hope to have some more posts soon.  Have a great week!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

special fur naptime

On the rare occasion we leave the nursery door open or allow the furs to join us while admiring cute baby clothes, they immediately cuddle up and enjoy a calm nap in the nursery- Precious!  It's like they know they are waiting on someone to move in here and that it's a treat for them to nap in his room :)

I am a little worried about Sophie and the growing toy collection... The furs sit and stare at the caged animals, hoping to see one of them move.  We all will have a lot to learn when our little boy arrives!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Missoni Craze

Not so sure how the Missoni pattern will look over a pregnant belly, but I love that home throw and baby quilt.  Too bad everything is pretty much Sold Out already!  Crazy.

nursery progress and big thanks to my mom!

 Before my mom arrived, Patrick painted the walls, I made cushions, pillows and curtains, and got a few things set up in the nursery... but there was still lots to be done :)
 My mom was such a big help!  Having an extra set of decorating eyes and a shopping buddy was perfect!
 Me on the phone AGAIN with Target... first they sent the wrong hardware set for the crib :( then we bought a lamp and none of the holes lined up correctly.  Of course it was the last lamp that the surrounding 10 Target stores had!  Still on the hunt for a floor lamp, a few pieces of artwork and a little dresser that will work as a changing table, but other than that the nursery is really coming together!

 Thank you so much mom for coming to visit and for working so hard while you were here :) I had such a special time with you.  I'm making you relax on your next trip to TX and maybe you'll be rocking a baby in that nursery with me!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Our First Baby Shower

We are so thankful for our dear friends and sweet church family that joined with us on Saturday for our little boy's first baby shower!!  We feel so blessed that we will be able to raise our son surrounded by such great families and encouraged by godly friends.  AND it was extra special because my mom was able to be there for the shower!  We had so much fun while she was in town and we loved coming home after the shower and folding all the precious tiny clothes :)
The food was delicious and the decorations were adorable:

 (Patrick is so excited about his stylish diaper backpack!)