Monday, April 30, 2012

My Brother & His Fiance

Here is my cute brother and his beautiful fiance, Lauren. Their engagement pictures are too cute not to share, so here you go....

Lauren made these cute little signs. The perfect touch for a shot in front of the famous Lion shrine!

Old Main had amazing pink and white tulips in front of it which made for a perfect backdrop for a ring shot.

I am so excited for them! They are such a cute couple.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Take Your Daughter To Work Day

Today is "Take Your Son/Daughter To Work" day. Nic's work supports that and so he took Sam to work for about 2 hours today. She was so excited all morning saying that she got to be an attorney today. She had fun chatting with the ladies in the office, she drew a picture of an attorney, she took a tour of Nic's work, and got some yummy treats. I came and met them for lunch, it was a really fun morning.
When I asked her what her favorite part of the day was, she said getting sugar cubes from Dad's work, LOL! 

What did I do with an hour all to myself....mani/pedi baby! That is always a fabulous treat, but being 9 months pregnant it's pretty much the greatest thing ever.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Sand Harbor Beach

We have had gorgeous weather this week. We took full advantage of it on Friday and went to a beach up at Lake Tahoe. It was very pretty and we had the place all to ourselves. We took up a picnic and had fun feeding the ducks, squirrels, and blue jays. It was nice to get out of the house and have a change of scenery, but still be able to relax. 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Full term today!

Hopefully baby Brooklyn will decide to come sooner rather than later!!

People keep asking me how I am feeling (which is really very sweet).
 I respond...
"Doing great, can't wait for the baby to come. Only a couple more weeks"
What I want to say is...
"I'm huge, uncomfortable, ornery, impatient, and tired of feeling this way. I will die if I have to wait 2 or 3 more weeks" :)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Strawberry Cravings

The only consistent craving I have had this pregnancy has been for fruit, specifically strawberries. I can't get enough of them. They do have to be the strawberries from Costco though, nowhere else compares.

Last week I wanted to make a dessert using some strawberries. I threw this trifle together and now I can't stop making it. If you want to make it, you won't be disappointed.

First layer: I used pound cake this time, but I just used white cake last time
Second layer: Strawberries
Third layer: Chocolate chips (they add a really good texture)
Fourth layer: Cool whip & chocolate syrup
So fabulous, so easy!

I think it would be good to add a few more layers with different fruit: blueberries, bananas, and raspberries sound good.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Weekend

Our own little Easter Egg hunt in the backyard
Coloring Easter Eggs
Easter Bunny stopped here!!
Fun new books
New Easter dress

9 months pregnant (not the most attractive time for pics)

I hope you had a wonderful Easter Sunday!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Baby Updates

I went in for my 35 week doctor's appointment on Wednesday. I told my doctor how uncomfortable I was feeling and how much pain I have been in. When she measured me she said that I was measuring big so she wanted me to have an ultrasound to check the size of the baby and my fluid levels.

The ultrasound showed that I am measuring 39-40 weeks and that Brooklyn is already 7lbs 14 oz. She said that estimation can be off by 30% (bigger or smaller). I also had a lot of fluid. So both are contributing to how big and uncomfortable I am feeling.

We did an NST (non stress test) and the baby is doing great. I will now see my doctor twice a week and we will do an NST every time. We will also have another ultrasound next week to check the fluid levels again.

We went in for the 2nd NST this morning and she was still doing great. I had some contractions while I was hooked up to the montitors. So progress is looking good! It looks like I won't have to wait until May to deliver this baby :)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Girls Day

My in-laws are in town and we have had so much fun with them since Friday. Yesterday was our girls day. We started out the day with pedicures. Can I just say how heavenly a pedicure feels when you are pregnant, it was so wonderful!!

Sam was so jealous the last time I went without her to get my nails done, so I promised her that she would get to go this time. She had a blast. She did a great job sitting still, but she quickly wanted to change roles and start painting other people's nails, LOL!

 Then that evening my wonderful friends here in Carson City threw me a beautiful Baby shower. I was overwhelmed with their kindness and they have all meant so much to me since I have moved here.
Didn't the food look gorgeous?
 One of my friends brought a gift that was just for Sam, she was so excited.

 Sam, Me, Kimmy (my sister-in-law), Char (my mother-in-law)

First wave of friends

Thanks to everyone who made this day special to me! It meant so much. THANK YOU!