Friday, July 1, 2011


We are gearing up for some busy, busy weekends. I think we literally have something every single weekend until September. That stresses me out just a little...

I have way too many baby showers being planned to even mention. To be honest, It's kinda crazy how many I'm having. But I have a huge family and everyone is divorced so we have to have one for each side of the family...

I need to buy hostess gifts for everyone throwing said showers and have no clue what to get. Any ideas? Please, please, please help me think of something...Something that won't break the bank but is still cute.


We decided that we are going to do maternity pictures. A friend of mine does photography as a hobby and has offered to do the pictures for us at no cost! Um, ah-mazing! I am going to take them in Galveston where we got married and maybe a few on the beach. And then she and I will spend the afternoon shopping and having lunch. I am pretty nervous about this because I'm still not sure how I feel about maternity pictures but, she offered, so I figured, why not?

Today my mom and I are spending the day together updating my registry, picking out invitations for my baby shower and just hanging out.  I'm excited! This is pretty much our last free weekend before the madness starts.

Happy weekend, friends!


Thursday, June 30, 2011

A year...

Happy first birthday, Amelia! You are such a blessing in my life and B and I are so honored and so proud to be your godparents. We love you to pieces.

The day you were born you had so many visitors there was nowhere to sit...

As you grew, and even as a baby, you have always been such a great sleeper!

You are so curious and you want to be included in everything. I promise not to leave a room without you.

You make me so proud to be a part of your life and I am so happy that you will be so close to Alaina in age so that y'all can grow up as close as your mommy and I did. Just don't get her in trouble like your mommy got me in trouble. Remember that cousins can be best friends!

You and Bobby have very important things in common...You both LOVE tv....

and the water....

And you are both silly as can be.

Happy birthday sweet princess! I am so happy I get to be such a special part of your life.

Love you,

Stevy & Bobby

25 Weeks

How Far Along: 25 (1/2) weeks!

Size of baby: She is a little over a pound and a half now and about 13 1/2 inches long.

This pic is kinda far away, but you get the gist. My belly is huge!

Total Weight Gain: At my last appointment I was up 10 pounds total. But, I had just gotten out of the hospital so I'm wondering how accurate that was. I go back next week so I will have a better number then. But I'm guessing around 13-15 pounds. Yes, already!

Maternity Clothes: Still a mix. I've been buying a lot of regular dresses. And I am living in the long and lean tanks from Target! But I am wearing maternity jeans and some shorts.

Gender: IT'S A GIRL!! Alaina (Lainey) Evonne

Movement: All. The. Time. And it's the best feeling in the world. She is sneaky though and she always stops as soon as B tries to feel her. I'm sad that nobody has felt her yet.

Sleep: Some nights are better than others.

What I miss: A good night's sleep.

Cravings: Not much anymore. I am still fighting this beast of a sweet tooth though. Trying to salvage my weight by eating plums and watermelon as opposed to donuts and cake.

Symptoms: Not much other than being in a sleepy coma.

What I’m looking forward to: 
Baby showers! Can't wait to celebrate my little one's arrival! And B being able to feel her move. 

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Every once in a while it's ok to indulge, right? 

I have definitely been taking advantage of indulging in a few things right now...

Right now the list is rather long...but here are a few of my favorite guilty pleasures...

maxi dresses from Forever 21. I'm definitely growing and I love being able to fit into regular clothes. Plus, it's just too dang hot for anything other than dresses. I just purchased this one on Sunday. 

Yes, I realize I am not 14 but I love this show! Haha! 

NKOTB...I went to the NKOTBSB concert on Saturday and had such a great time! I swear every morning I wake up to 'I'll be loving you' stuck in my head every single morning! 

If you have not tried the Crystal Light Decaffeinated Iced Tea with Lemon...shame on you. It's so yummy! I have been craving something other than water to drink and this is such a great option!

Plums...Yum! Sure, you wouldn't think of this as a guilty pleasure, necessarily. However, a serving size is one small plum. Not three. But I just can't help myself...

What's a girl to do?

So, friends, what are you indulging in lately? Anything I must try?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Confessions of a SAHW

The other day, while out to lunch with my parents and my MIL, we broached the topic of staying home. My MIL also stays home and has a husband who travels for weeks and months at a time. I adore my in-laws and love knowing that they would do anything for us, but I could never keep up with the expectations of my FIL. And I would never attempt to. I would simply work.

However, while on this subject, I came up with 

Confession #2 of a Stay at Home Wife:

Had I married anyone other than my sweet B, I don't think I could be a SAHW. 

People often ask me if I feel guilty for not contributing to the household income or if I feel that I wasted my college degree. The fact is, I do, sometimes. But the greater fact remains that I have a husband who would support me in any direction I choose. I know that he prefers me to stay home, but if I were to say, "B, I got a job," he would be happy for me.

He is never demanding.

I love taking care of him.

I look at others, friend, family, past boyfriends, and I know that I would never take the time to start dinner at noon because I want it to be perfect. Or to iron their shorts (yep, I iron dear husband's shorts).

I have days where I do nothing but go to the gym. Or swim. And he says nothing. 

Then I have days where I spend hours cleaning and he walks in the door and raves about what  a great wife I am. I love taking care of a man who appreciates everything that I do. No matter how big or small.

Yesterday, B and I were talking about magazine subscriptions and I actually told him I wanted to cancel my subscriptions to get a new subscription to Country Living. 

Yes, I do take my role as a SAHW quite seriously.

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