Wednesday, January 9, 2013

28 Weeks + My 27th Birthday

Hello 3rd Trimester!!!!!

Don't you love how that mallard has sneaked into so many of my weekly pictures? I'm too lazy to crop.

Size: An eggplant.

Major happenings this week: We're in the home stretch! I started my 3rd (and FINAL) trimester today! I can already feel the effects of it - I'm starting to get really tired again. People don't lie when they say the 2nd trimester is the best.
Sleep: I've slept really well this week. 

Miss Anything: Tucking in shirts. I was going through a phase of tucking in everything into my dress pants & high waisted jeans before I got pregnant. Can't wait to do that again!

Food Cravings: Sweets.

Bellybutton in or out? Out

Wedding rings on or off? On

Gender: Girl!

What's been happening: All of the fabric has been dropped off to the lady who's making the skirt & bumper. I can't wait to see it come together!

We decided to (aka: I guilted Ryan into) refinishing a dresser we already had for the baby's nursery. I thought it was a piece from Ryan's family, which was going to be really special in her nursery. Turns out it was just a dresser that one of his former college roommates no longer wanted, so we grabbed it when Ryan moved out.

We (Ryan & a friend) dragged it down a flight of stairs & into our garage so we could begin work on it. After examining it, I found a stamp on the back that indicated it was solid cherry wood. HELLO! If we had bought a new cherry dresser for her nursery it would've cost us upwards of $800-$1000! We bought all the supplies to refinish this bad boy for $75. I've taken lots of pictures & will post them all once it's complete.

Lastly, I went to the doctor for my 27 week appointment & glucose test last week. I passed the glucose test (thank you, Jesus), so I don't have to do the 3 hour test. I almost yacked 3 times, but managed to keep it down. Yuck, yuck, yuck.

Miller must've REALLY enjoyed the sugary drink because she was going nuts in my belly by the time the doctor came in. I laid back on the table & Miller started having a flash dance party. The doctor said, "Wow, you've got a wild woman in there!" Yeah, doc. You have no idea.

For the 3rd week in a row, I'm measuring a week ahead. We may have a March baby after all!

Looking forward to: Seeing lots of family & friends this weekend. We're going to the upstate to celebrate a wonderful man's 55th birthday & I can't wait to see a bunch of our friends. We're also celebrating my birthday one last time with my family since I didn't get to see them all last weekend.
My 27th Birthday!
I was excited to celebrate my 27th birthday during my 27th week of pregnancy. I love coincidences, what I can I say?
On Friday Ryan got my favorite pizza for lunch at the office. I also got this card from our co-workers...

It says, "The secret to staying young? Lie about your age."
"If I've learned anything in my 29 years, it's that!"

The day before I had a conversation with Nick, who works with us. I was teasing him because he just turned 30. I said, "You know how old I'll be on Sunday?" Before he had a chance to answer I yelled out, "A lot younger than you! 27!!" He replied, "Yeah, but you look 34."

The boy is quick. What could I say?

Inside was a gift card to Burger King. These people know the way to my heart!

On Saturday night we met my wonderful parents 1/2 way for dinner at Fatz. It's our special meeting place now. Ryan got me a raspberry elegance cake from Publix. This thing is amazeballs (you're welcome, Jamie).

Have a great Wednesday!


  1. How fun would it be if she was an April Fool's baby! Ha. Miss you

    1. I'll take it! It's the people who tell me she should come on their birthday (a week or two later) that I don't agree with. :)