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Welcome! My name is Mrs.G and I started this blog so people could share in my mis-adventures in wedding planning. I married my southern gentleman on September 6th, 2009. Throughout our courtship I became enamored with everything southern and desperately want to become a steel magnolia.
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Thursday, February 28, 2013

A name





Sarah Elizabeth

We knew it was between Sarah Beth and Sarah Elizabeth before we found out and then we decided about 3 weeks ago.




Monday, February 25, 2013

21 weeks

the argyle makes it look like an optical illusion.... 

How far along? 21 Weeks! 19 more to go 
 The baby is as big as: a spaghetti squash
 Maternity clothes? Yes. I think I am going to need to buy a few more tops than I have. It looks like winter is going to stay around these parts and I only have 3 long sleeve maternity tops. No Buenos 
Stretch marks?nothing new.
How I am feeling: Still fighting a cold/congestion/sinus pressure.  I also threw up 3 times this week which was a total bummer. I think it is because I have so much sinus drainage... or it's just because I am pregnant. 
Best moment this week?: I have my anatomy scan today, and I am excited and nervous. I am excited because I get to look at my little girl for 45 minutes and make sure she is A-Ok. But I am nervous that they are going to say something is up or that she is in fact a boy. I had a dream that happened, I went in for another ultrasound and they were like "have you chosen a name?" and we told them yes and they were like "that's a strange name for a boy..." 
Movement?:  Holy crapballs! I am convinced she is highland dancing in there! I actually was laying in bed when I felt some movement and put my hand on my belly and she HIGH YA-ED it and I called my husband up and she stopped... He did eventually feel her a few days later. She is more active during the day and then around 10-11ish at night. 
Food cravings?: Apple pie this week. I didn't eat any though, I thought it quite dangerous to buy an entire pie for a single craving. 
Gender?:  GIRL!
Labor Signs?: nope
Belly Button in or out?:innie
What I miss: Being able to meal plan, I really have to be feeling what I am eating to actually eat it. I have a deep love for food and it breaks my heart that right now most food still sounds gross. 
What I am looking forward to: getting stuff done around the house. We are gearing up to tackle our to do list before the baby shower which is in June 8th . 
Weekly Wisdom: I am starting to imagine, or day dream you could say, about what going in to labor will be like. My mom had relatively quick labors even though one resulted in a c-section. She was only in labor with me for 3 hours and I was a vbac, and I can hope and dream that I am that lucky. Will I be induced? Will I be able to go naturally like I want too? Will I end up having a c-section? I like to play all the scenarios, it kind of mentally prepares me for everything and I can sort out some feelings before hand.  I have always done this, ever since I was little. 
Milestones: Little girl getting more active. 

Friday, February 22, 2013

half-baked

Sorry this is so late, I am just trying to kick the crap out of this cold.

Still fighting the sickness.... blah! 
How far along? 20 Weeks, 20 to go! I am officially half-baked!!!
 The baby is as big as: a large banana
 Maternity clothes? Yes, I bought some more maternity tops and they are super comfy and I am not constantly pulling them down. Not today obviously...
Stretch marks? Nope. But I did have a dream I took my bra off and my boobs were covered! This week my boobs exploded and I think because that is where I first got stretch marks all those years ago I am thinking that is where they will pop up again. 
How I am feeling: Fighting a cold. P.S. Sudafed doesn't do anything. 
Best moment this week?: reaching my mid way point today 
Movement?:  Yes. I felt a legit kick but only one, then there were some other little thuds but nothing like a real kick. Husband still can't feel them yet and he is getting a little anxious. 
Food cravings?: because I am sick nothing sounds good so eating has been a challenge this week. 
Gender?:  GIRL!
Labor Signs?: nope
Belly Button in or out?:innie
What I miss: My hips not hurting when I sleep. I am breaking out the yoga DVDs this weekend to try to relieve some of the aches and pains. 
What I am looking forward to: Warm weather. I think I have said this 2 weeks in a row now. I just can't wait to have the windows open and my hands in the dirt in my garden. Not to mention I just want to be outside. 
Weekly Wisdom: sometimes you just have to get away, away from everyone's advice, criticism , and just general orders. My away time is usually time for me to nap, meditate or just focus on me and the baby and what we are feeling. 
Milestones: 20 more weeks!!!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

19 weeks

note to self, get a full length mirror so I don't have to take anymore gross work bathroom pics. 


How far along? 19 Weeks, 21 to go!
 The baby is as big as: a small cantaloupe
 Maternity clothes? still rocking the pants but most of my tops still fit. 
Stretch marks? Nope. 
How I am feeling: I had a mini flu bug this week and it only knocked me out for about 36 hours which, in all honesty I was sure would be longer. 
Best moment this week?: just soaking in that it's a girl and getting used to saying "She". 
Movement?:  Yes. We have introduced music to her and she prefers mine to Husbands... show tunes in particular. 
Food cravings?: I am ashamed to admit this but at one point I wanted to eat a snickers bar and a hot dog.... simultaneously...
Gender?:  GIRL!
Labor Signs?: nope
Belly Button in or out?:innie
What I miss: Warm weather. Most of my spring and summer clothes are all billowy and loose and I know will work for the remainder of my pregnancy. Getting dressed is hard because if I wear a thicker sweater  I am too hot. I don't have many lighter ones that fit, so its a challenge to find a balance.  
What I am looking forward to: spring! and next Friday I will be half baked! It's crazy how quickly time is passing. 
Weekly Wisdom: I got nothing. Oh yes I do. I really wish women supported one another more in their choices before, after and during pregnancy. Especially if they have gone through it before. How about you get my back and support me instead of tearing me down? 
Milestones: Her movements are getting stronger, hubs can't feel them yet but I think she is close to full on kicking.  

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

It's a....

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GIRL!!!!

We are beyond thrilled! Little girl was very cooperative and as soon as the tech put the wand thingy on my belly we saw her bits. I saw the three lines and my heart about beat out of my chest because I didn't want to say "IT'S A GIRL!!!" and be wrong. The tech said, " Do you see those three white lines?" I screamed "YES!!!" and husband could tell by my reaction that it was a girl. I may or may have not yelled "IN YOUR FACE!!" What can I say.. I am competitive even down to wanting to be correct about the gender. 

Now for a name. 

We are THIS close. Actually we were told by my MIL that we had to choose soon because she has stuff to monogram. 

We are stuck on the middle name, but I will let you know as soon as we decide. 

Monday, February 4, 2013

18 Weeks 3 days




depending on what I am wearing, some days are rounder  than others


How far along? 18 Weeks, 22 to go!
 The baby is as big as: a mango  
 Maternity clothes? Pants  for sure, tops not yet. 
Stretch marks? Nope. 
How I am feeling: I have still to get it through my thick skull that I can't wait until I am starving to eat. This will cause me to throw up. Other than that I am feeling... ok. I am bound and determined to make healthier food choices this week.  
Best moment this week?: revealing the babes gender to family and friends. 
Movement?:  Yes. 
Food cravings?: Soda was really the only thing this week. 
Gender?:  will be revealed in next post. 
Labor Signs?: nope
Belly Button in or out?:innie
What I miss: being able to sleep comfortably. 
What I am looking forward to: Actually getting gender specific stuff and getting a snoogle. 
Weekly Wisdom: knowing the baby bits is a strange and exhilarating experience, strange because it makes it that much more real. Exhilarating because you know you are going to have a son or daughter and it makes the connection that much stronger. 
Milestones: seeing the baby's alien like facial features and thinking it is the cutest thing in the world.