Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Lillian Pace- 33 Weeks!

How Far Along? 33 weeks, 1 Day- Lily is about 19.5 Inches & 5 Pounds!
Size of the Baby? Pineapple…one of Lily’s favorite fruits (I’ve eaten it often over the last 7 months) J
Maternity Clothes? Mix of regular & maternity…mostly regular up top & maternity on the bottom.  Can’t wait to wear ALL normal clothes again!
Weight Gain: I’ve hit the 20 lbs. mark people…hoping this is mostly Lily & will come off quickly after she arrives.
Stretch Marks? None which makes for one happy girl J
Gender? Sugar & Spice- it’s a GIRL…Lillian Pace!
Movement? You bet.  Mostly kicks & punches….Little Miss is working with tighter & tighter quarters now a days.
Wedding Rings? On! So thankful my swelling has been limited.
Sleep? My sleep was off and on this week.  Not great, but not terrible.  I did manage to get some pretty good sleep over the weekend which was great!  Bottom line- I can’t wait to sleep on my back again & not have to worry about complications.
Food Cravings? I’ve been eating a lot of fruit, yogurt & cereal, and drinking a ton of water!  I have noticed this week that I’m not staying as full for as long…guess that means Lil P is growing J

What I Miss: Being able to do things without help…just call me Ms. Independent!  And a flat stomach.
Symptoms? Pregnancy brain has hit me head on L  Occasional swelling, Braxton Hicks contractions, feeling overwhelmed at times.  Overall, still feeling really good & blessed!

Belly Button? Still IN!  Believe me, I’m so surprised & happy!

Best Moment of the Week? I had a doctor’s appointment on Tuesday--- Lily & mommy received great reports!  Little Miss is measuring & sounding great…hearing her sweet heartbeat is the best J 

What I’m Looking Forward To? Enjoying the next 7 weeks of pregnancy!  I can’t believe we are so close to meeting our little girl.  We are SO ready J  I know the next 7 weeks will lead to many changes for me, Slade & our family…all for the better. 

Monday, October 29, 2012

A Halloween Weekend!

Happy Monday friends!  Hope you all had a great weekend :) 
Mr. S & I surely did.  We ate delish food (thanks to my talented brother-in-law), rested, spent time with family & friends, got some work done around the house/nursery, caught up on some favorite TV shows & celebrated Halloween a bit early...a Trunk or Treat with the Lichter's & a Halloween WOD with our favorite Crossfitters!

 Love this little man!  The cutest Elmo ever :)
 Rich Froning never leaves home without his 4.5# wallball!
Happy Hallween from Crossfit North Cobb! :)

A bonus to our fun weekend---our 2 football teams also pulled out WINS
Roll Tide & Go Warhawks! :)
Well now that Monday is ahead of us, I hope everyone has a blessed week!  Come back tomorrow for an update on Lily...we are 33 weeks today!!! 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Lillian Pace- 32 Weeks

How Far Along? 32 weeks, 1 Day---19.5 Inches & 4.5 Pounds J
Size of the Baby? Honeydew Melon
Maternity Clothes? Mix of regular and maternity
Weight Gain: 19 lbs---my oh my & I still have 7+ weeks to go!
Stretch Marks? Still no sign of these…doing everything I can to make sure they stay far far away!
Gender? GIRL…Lillian Pace!
Movement? Yes, but they are different…not as frequent or as harsh.  Feeling her movements are the best part of my day! & yes, she is still digging into my right rib w/ her sweet little feet! J
Wedding Rings? On! So thankful my swelling has been limited.
Sleep? I have no problem getting to sleep (which I’m thankful for) but staying asleep is a different story L  I’m often up 4-6 times a night tossing, turning, taking potty breaks…I just can’t get comfortable.  Guess the Man upstairs is preparing me for when Little Miss arrives!
Food Cravings? If I have to pick one, I’d say chocolate chip cookies!  Not the healthiest, but hey, sometimes you can’t help it J  Also, I’m extremely thirsty All.The.Time!
What I Miss: Getting dressed with ease….the bigger Lily gets, the harder it is to wear dresses b/c they are too short, shirts b/c they are too short…oh the life of a pregger! J 
Symptoms? Some discomfort/pain in my back and tailbone, occasional swelling, Braxton Hicks & pressure from Little Miss, but fortunately no heartburn, fatigue, bloating, etc. J Overall, I’m feeling BIG but GREAT!
Belly Button? In, but nearing flatness---UGH!
Best Moment of the Week? Mr. S & I toured the hospital & maternity wing over the weekend & were impressed!  The rooms are super nice, big & new and the waiting areas are welcoming (perfect for our huge families) J  I think the tour helped ease some anxiety & fear, but more importantly made us SUPER excited about the arrival of our baby girl!!! J 
What I’m Looking Forward To? Several weekends at home (ie no travel!)- I’m hoping to put the finishing touches on the nursery…I promise, the big reveal is on the way!  Also, our baby shower is 2 weeks from Saturday & I’m SOOOO excited!  Can’t wait to celebrate our special gift with friends & family!   

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Lillian Pace- 31 Weeks!

How Far Along? 31 weeks, 1 Day---19 Inches & 4 Pounds (give or take)
Size of the Baby? Pineapple
Maternity Clothes? Mix of regular and maternity J
Weight Gain: 17.5 lbs…no change this week.
Stretch Marks? Staying far away…woohoo!
Gender? Pink, pink, pink…Lillian Pace!
Movement? Yes & feeling her movements are by far my favorite times of the day…even when she is digging into my right rib! J
Wedding Rings? On!  So thankful my swelling has been limited.
Sleep? Pretty good….waking a couple of times a night, but feeling rested when I wake up in the mornings! 
Food Cravings? Don’t really know if you’d call them cravings, but been eating a lot of peanut butter toast, yogurt & fruit.  
What I Miss: NOTHING!  Just enjoying Little Miss J
Symptoms? Some discomfort/pain in my back and tailbone, occasional swelling, Braxton Hicks & pressure from Miss Lily, but fortunately no heartburn, fatigue, bloating, etc. J Overall, I’m feeling great!
Belly Button? In, but nearing flatness---UGH!
Best Moment of the Week? Being surprised by our small group with a baby shower for Lily!  It was so sweet and generous of them to shower our baby girl J  It really is an amazing feeling to know our child is loved by so many already…we are truly blessed!
What I’m Looking Forward To? Mr. S & I are touring the maternity ward where we will be having Little Miss on Saturday…should be fun!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Our Weekend & A Sweet Surprise :)

Happy Monday Peeps! 
Before I update you guys on our super fun, friend filled weekend, I must say a HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY to this fabulous lady...
My mom & Lily's Sugar!  How cute is she?!?!?!
Ok, moving on!  Mr. S & I headed to Dublin, GA for the weekend to celebrate Josh & McKinley's wedding weekend.  We spent Friday night at the rehearsal & rehearsal dinner- the food & company were hard to beat!  Saturday morning, we woke up & headed to check out Crossfit DGA.  It is so nice to feel welcome at other Crossfit gyms when we travel...we had a great workout (shout out to James & Ashley---this was their 1st time trying CF!)!   The rest of the day was spent exploring Dublin w/ the girls, while Mr. S spent the day w/ the groom.  Then it was wedding time- what a pretty ceremony & fun reception!  CONGRATS to the new Mr. & Mrs. Gardner! :)
 Crossfit DGA
 Aren't they good looking?!?!?
 LOVE him!
Sunday we headed home for small group that evening.  This is a group we've been sharing life with for a little over a year.  We meet every Sunday to fellowship with each other & study God's word.  Well last night was a little different, our sweet friends surprised us (well really me...Mr. S was in on it!) with a baby shower!!!  It was such a sweet, fun evening :)  We decorated bibs, ate delish food & opened gifts...Miss Lily is so blessed & loved!
 Yummy food!

 Cute decorations

Finished products!  Lily will be stylin ;)

This was clearly a surprise party---as evidenced by my attire/make-up free face!
Thank you so much girls (& guys- they took Mr. S to dinner!) for the support, friendship & love!  It was a perfect evening :)

Friday, October 12, 2012


Another Friday=Another Weekend....WOOHOO!!! 
Before we recap our week, I must share some pics from last weekend.  We ventured up to TN to see Cody play football.  ULM took on Middle Tennessee in their first conference game & WON...Go Warhawks! 

We also got to see and spend time with Britt, Margaret & Brock!  Sadly, I didn't get any pics :(  
Now, onto our eventful week---
  • Mr. S started his Becker classes on Monday/Wednesday nights from 6-10pm.  Thankfully this will only last 4 more weeks...for both of our sakes :)
  • Neeley & Bryant spent the night with us on Monday...love that little man! & his mama!
  • We had dinner with our good friends, Leslie & Marty, to celebrate their sweet baby girl, Caroline (Leslie is due a week and a half before me).  We can't wait to meet Lily's future BFF!

I also got lots of cuddle time in with Tyde :)
He LOVES his sister, but hates his haircut...dogs have a tough life!
My last thought for this Friday---

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Lillian Pace- 30 Weeks!

How Far Along? 30 weeks, 1 Day---18 Inches & 3.5 Pounds
Size of the Baby? Head of Lettuce…if Lily is anything like me, she’ll LOVE salads!
Maternity Clothes? Mix of regular and maternity…Feels good to still fit into a good bit of my normal clothing!
Weight Gain: 17.5 lbs
Stretch Marks? None!!! Looks like we may make it without any after all…fingers crossed J
Gender? Sweet baby girl…Lillian Pace!
Movement? You bet & feeling her movements are by far my favorite times of the day!
Wedding Rings? On!
Sleep? A little better this week, but not great...I’m pretty sure this is going to be the trend for the next couple of months (or years!).
Food Cravings? Haven’t really craved anything specific this week---just trying to eat clean, healthy foods and the occasional dessert!
What I Miss: I really just want a turkey sandwich…a simple, cold sandwich!  Also, I am reaching the point where daily activities are becoming harder and harder--my workouts have slowed or are having to be scaled down & putting on socks, without sitting, is a challenge L   
Symptoms? Some discomfort/pain in my back and tailbone, occasional swelling & pressure from Little Miss,  but fortunately no heartburn, fatigue, bloating, etc. J  Overall, I’ve felt great!
Belly Button? In, but nearing flatness---UGH!
Best Moment of the Week? Our week was pretty quiet…Mr. S was busy studying for his next CPA test & I did little projects around the house.  We received Lily’s sheets & clothing I had ordered (love coming home to packages at the door!) and Little Miss received some sweet gifts from family and friends!  We also ventured up to Tennessee to watch Cody & the Warhawks beat down on Middle Tennessee State!!!  It was wonderful to spend time with family J
What I’m Looking Forward To?  Lily’s baby shower is a month away---I can’t wait! J  It’ll be so wonderful to spend the day celebrating our bundle of joy with family & friends.  Also, ready for the nursery to be finished---still waiting on the bedding and drapes, so here’s to hoping everything will be done by the end of October!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Friday Fall Favorites...

With the temperatures dropping & days getting shorter, it is safe to say Fall is here!  I used to say summer was my favorite season, but as I get older, I think I'm changing my mind.  The transition from super hot days to cool mornings & afternoons is just what the doctor ordered this year.  Besides the weather, there are a number of things that make this time of year so much fun...
FOOTBALL!  Here's to hoping both our teams keep winning :)
BEVERAGES!  Pumpkin Spiced Lattes & Apple Cider- YUMMY! 
PUMPKINS!  Going to the pumpkin patch, picking out the perfect one & carving it is a tradition that we can't wait for Lily to be apart of next year :) 

FALL FASHION!  While Gap was having a 30% off sale this week, I did a little shopping for us girls! (yes- Mr. S was left out...I have a feeling this may become pretty common!)  I'm obsessed with boots, sweaters, scarfs & jackets :)
How cute is Lily going to be in this!?!??!
FOOD! Bring on soups & chili of any kind :) 

 Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!