Wednesday, October 22, 2014

It's A Girl!

We had our big ultrasound today! Ryan and I had both been thinking it was a boy this whole time mainly because my pregnancy has been so different. He did say today he was thinking it was a girl for some reason though. Jenna told us long ago she'd be happy to do a reveal party/find out the gender before me. I wasn't too keen on a big party, but I said if she was up for it I'd love for her to do something just for our family. She happily agreed....wonder why? So after we saw this little cutie's profile....
And wave.....
And feet, and kidneys, and heartbeat, and tummy, and head (sorry didn't want to bore you with grainy pictures of pictures) we headed to Jenna's with a sealed envelope. 
Then Ryan and I headed to Cheevers for dinner...but mainly for dessert. I could marry their ice cream pecan ball if I wasn't already taken. Do yourself a favor and eat this sometime. It's heavenly.
I had no idea what Jenna was planning for us but when we arrived at the park I saw Liv and the Vasquez's and this pinata hanging from a tree.....
With a bat nearby
The moment we've all been waiting for!
Ryan gladly did the honors
You can watch the video for yourself......
That was me that screamed. (and that was a toothpick in Ryan's mouth not a cigarette)
Can you tell I was a little shocked?! 
Liv was most excited about the pink candy inside but once she realized what "pink" represented she was even more pumped! She kept saying "I was right mom! You were wrong!" haha!
Happy Big Sister!
Lulu was sweet and made us cookies with pink icing!
The kids happily ate one!
Tell us how you really feel about more estrogen in the house Ryan???
We quickly both called our moms who were both thrilled.
Then of course we headed to Target to buy her first clothes!! I picked out a sweet outfit with a deer on it and Liv picked out a great "sister" ensemble.
Now let the naming begin!
(P.S. Baby Girl was measuring right on target at 19 weeks and the tech said she looked great!)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Shower Season

It's shower season at Mayfair with quite a few weddings and babies on the way. A few us threw a shower for Patrice this past weekend at Natalie's house. 
Baby Felicity will be here soon!
 Props to Heather for the adorable diaper cake and to Annaleise for the delicious cupcakes. My mouth is watering just looking at these again.
As much as I've tried to get Reese to love me as much as Todd, I just don't think she's feeling it!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Hot Air Balloon Festival

This weekend was just more proof that I need to lower my expectations in life....and I thought I was setting them pretty low for this event. First of all let me say that any time spent with my family is not a waste of time, but we really could have had more fun staying at home. The pictures captured the highlights though and they look nice don't they?
Try as hard as they could they could never get all the balloons inflated and glowing all at once. 
And as soon as they inflated them all.....they deflated them.
These pictures were all taken within like 5 minutes of each other. Then it was done.
We were introduced to FMX (I don't even know what that means I thought it was BMX) rider Derek Cook and his crazy tricks. (See him in the air doing a hand stand on his bike?
She could see out of the basket handle.

Liv and Noah and their daddies rode this thing. Yes it went completely upside down and stopped at the top. Yes I'm crazy for letting her do it. Yes it was probably built by a welding class at a trade school and yes the operator blew cigarette smoke in all of our faces. 
After watching Derek Cook, Liv was ready for some tricks on her own bike.
The truth is the small Poteau festival could be a LOT better than it is touting itself to be. More information on their website would be nice. Things like height requirements or the fact that bracelets for unlimited rides may only be used for certain hours of a certain day or that the petting zoo just didn't show up or that the balloons are only there for a few minutes or that the tethered balloon ride only goes up in the air for 20 seconds for about 20 feet while you're crammed like sardines in a basket with 8 people so you can't even take a moment to enjoy or snap a picture because you're already back on the ground consoling your crying daughter who wants to go higher than that. And maybe if ANY of their volunteers knew what was happening things would run more smoothly.
Even their workers like to sleep on the job.
I'm not sure how they got the claim of any kind of top 10 thing to do in our state except for paying for that as an ad. We will not be returning and I will not be recommending this to anyone. Thank goodness the hotel had a pool and comfy beds! Best redeeming part of the trip! Sorry to be all negative Nancy but I gotta keep it real!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Halloween Banner

Maybe I'm overdoing it with banners this season but I let Liv choose a craft for us to do on Friday after she'd help me clean the house most of the morning. Out of all my fall crafts on Pinterest she chose this banner so we worked together and I think it turned out pretty cute! We added some more characters and we used paper clips to attach them to the string so maybe we can change it out for Thanksgiving and Christmas easily. You know what that means??? More banner crafty posts coming your way!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Bump: 18 weeks

I had an appt this week and (as is also apparent by the photo) I've gained quite a bit of weight since my last appt! (15 weeks)  But that's ok because I'm growing a human.
Depending on how much candy corn I've consumed in a day, the bump can grow quite a bit by the end of the day!
Baby's heartbeat was strong and it had the hiccups! I have been able to feel it move regularly for a little over a week now. If I lay or sit still I can usually feel it, but Ryan hasn't been able to yet.
Liv never lets a day go by without giving the baby lots of hugs and kisses.
I still feel great and was able to participate in the zumbathon this past weekend.  Can you find me below in that sea of pink? Every now and then when I work out I get a pang that tells me to slow it down but other than that I can still jump and shake it :) I'm hoping it lasts for awhile but if not I can always go back to lap swimming in a flattering maternity suit! Or there is aqua zumba!
I like to put my feet up and feel the baby move!
Tune in next week for the gender reveal!! We are pretty excited to find out! Any guesses???
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