Tuesday, June 9, 2015


My latest crochet project:

I really love this baby boy blanket 

Monday, June 8, 2015

Baby Sprinkle

Heather and Becca, two of my best friends threw me a baby sprinkle at the end of April and it was so sweet. In case you aren't familiar with a baby sprinkle, it's basically a baby shower for someone who's already had a baby and is smaller than a typical baby shower.  I just invited some family and closest friends and I was blown away with the love "sprinkled" on me and my baby girl.

Becca.  She's very shy, can you tell?

Heather. She's expecting her baby boy at the end of June!
At first I felt really guilty about having a baby sprinkle since it's not my first baby.  It felt greedy to allow someone to throw a party for me and my baby since we really have all the basics already but my friends insisted and I'm so glad I accepted.  It was such a fun afternoon and we got so many wonderful things for our baby girl.
How sweet is this cake?!

My aunt Donna, Granny, and aunt Jackie

game time

My mama, she won the game!

Down south we love a good monogram!

I don't know why I make the WORST faces....these little pants are so cute!

I meant to get a good group picture but as usual, I forgot!!!!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake

One of my favorite food blogs (and actually the first blog I ever started reading) is Smitten Kitchen.  I love love love all the recipes Deb posts and even if the main ingredient is something I don't like or haven't tried I ALWAYS want to make everything she posts!  Her pictures are mouthwatering and I love the way she writes about food, it gets me every time!

I am a lover of ice cream, although it doesn't always love me (gives me an upset stomach) so when she posted the recipe for a Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake I went straight to the store for some ice cream and marshmallows to whip this up during Patrick's nap time!  It did not disappoint and I cannot wait to make it again, especially since it appeals to every summer pregnant gal's dreams!

Do yourself and your friends/family a favor and make these...RIGHT NOW!!!!!!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Pregnancy Update

Well I've not been too good at updating on my pregnancy but I have been taking pictures almost weekly so at least I can look back and see how much I've grown.  I'm currently 34 weeks and feeling pretty good other than being tired a lot.  I'm sleeping much better than I was at this point with Patrick so I'm very grateful for that.  There have been a few nights here and there that it's been hard to fall asleep but that's usually been when I drink a lot of water right before bed and have to keep getting up to potty.  I don't know what it is (I had the same issue with Patrick) but at night, especially as soon as I lay down in bed, I get so thirsty...like I haven't drank anything all day kind of thirsty.  

Photo Progress:

32 weeks with Patrick and 32 weeks with Madeline
I've been going to the chiropractor almost every week and that's helping a lot to keep my hips in check and my back feeling good.  So far I'm not really having any specific food cravings other than just wanting to eat ALL DAY LONG...any and every thing! I'm doing much better with drinking water recently, I've doubled my water intake during the day so I think that's helped me stay hydrated and feeling good as well.  

I had a check up on Tuesday and Madeline's heartbeat was 153 which was good and everything seems to be moving right along.  I go back in 2 weeks and I'll have the group B Strep test performed, then it's on to weekly check ups until she arrives! It's hard to believe in about 6 weeks our sweet girl will be here but I am ready.

I had been having some anxiety about "juggling" two children and how Patrick would adjust to not being the soul winner of my attention but the last week I've really chilled out and I'm just excited for her to be here and our family to adjust to a new normal.  I know it will be difficult for awhile but we'll figure it out and I think Patrick is really going to like helping me with the baby.  

Two of my best friends gave me a baby sprinkle so I'll have to get the pictures uploaded so I can share those soon. It was so sweet and we have been so blessed with wonderful friends and family who bought sweet gifts for our girl.