Saturday, April 11, 2015

monday, april 6th... the day our family was complete

Welcome to the world

Landon Nash

born Monday, April 6, 2015 at 12:50pm
7 pounds 6 ounces and 20.25 inches long

We are so in love!

Birth story to follow...

Monday, April 6, 2015

bump update - 39 weeks - round 2

Due Date: April 13, 2015 

Scheduled C-Section: April 6, 2015 - TODAY!

Gender: Boy!

Movement: Very low and very big. Lots of bones making large movements inside me. All on the righthand side of my torso

Feeling: Ready to get my surgery over with and to have a healthy baby in my arms. I'm nervous, scared and excited!

Food Cravings: Give. Me. Cinnamon rolls/buns, which is still SO strange because I don't even love sweets

Food Aversions: none

Clothes: Most of my tops are too short and show my underbelly, but my long tank tops are my go-to's. It's gotten pretty warm outside and I don't go out much, so I'm living in work out clothes and comfy clothes. If I have to go out, I wear maternity jeans or a sundress 

Stretch Marks: Maaaaaaybe one, eek!! My belly is SO much bigger this time!

Sleep: I am having major hot flashes and wake up so sweaty that I actually thought my water broke one night, but it was just sweat. Gross, I know. I am moaning and groaning more than ever when I have to switch sides from left to right. So much so that it wakes Bryan up. Oops. It just really hurts and is very hard to roll from side to side

Symptoms: Heartburn, sore feet at the end of the day

What I Miss: Everything, haha!

Best Moment: Celebrating Easter, my favorite holiday, knowing that it's my last day to soak in these kicks and movements of my littlest guy from the inside

Memorable Moment: Just spending lots of quality time with Bryan and Trace before we become a family of 4. Really trying to soak in these days with Trace as an only because things are about to get chaotic real fast

Sunday, April 5, 2015

easter 2015

Hard to believe I'm having a baby tomorrow... Prayers please.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

last date night before baby

I'm officially so over being pregnant and I keep telling him "You did this to me you $@&!/?!" but in reality, how honored am I to get to make him a daddy again? Words can't express how much I love this guy and the husband and father he is. Our boys have the best role model for how to be a strong, sensitive, loving, honest and complete goofball of a man.


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

bump update - 38 weeks - round 2

Due Date: April 13, 2015 

Scheduled C-Section: April 6, 2015

Gender: Boy!

Movement: Movement is getting creepy. Lots of bones jabbing me!

Feeling: Honestly, I'm over it. I still have good energy, am in a good mood and am rockin' the bump BUT I'm starting to get nauseous, feel stiff and achy and just am sick of lugging this weight around.

Food Cravings: no true cravings

Food Aversions: fish

Clothes: I actually just realized that I still fit into 2 pairs of maternity jeans, yay! Most of my tops are too short and show my underbelly, but my long tank tops are my go-to's.

Stretch Marks: Freaking out because I think I might have one on my left side. Time will tell

Sleep: Sleep is hit or miss! It's not easy to roll over from side to side, but once I make it to my other side I fall right back to sleep. My hips and sides hurt throughout the night from having to sleep on my side

Symptoms: Heartburn, sore feet at the end of the day

What I Miss: Wearing my wedding ring and seeing a number on the scale I like, haha!

Best Moment: I had my pre-op appointment and am as ready for Monday as I can be

Memorable Moment: The nursery is complete, my hospital bag is out and Trace is transitioned into a big-boy bed (because we need his crib), which means it's go time!

Trace loves the camera, can't you tell?!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

trace's big boy bed - march 28th

The most perfect child strikes again --- HE DID IT!!!
He slept ALL night without hardly even moving!
Trace was SO proud of himself when he woke and loved that Cali could jump in bed with him.
Celebratory donuts for the soon to be big brother!
And yes, I went into full-on stalker mode and took pictures of the monitor all throughout the night :)

Monday, March 30, 2015

little brother and i have been shower

My friends.
What can I say about them?
They're selfless, loving, so fun and insanely gorgeous!
The two below?
They're so special to me!
They threw me the most unexpected and thoughtful baby shower.
We started the morning with pedicures and ended with a beautiful lunch on the lake.
These girls made me feel like a million bucks and I feel incredibly fortunate to have them in my life!

Port City Club

A true friend is someone who makes you laugh so hard you pee a little.
These girls are ALL true friends!

Note to self - silk skirts and pregnancy don't mix. Yikes!

peter cottontail

On Saturday we headed to the Botanical Gardens for some Peter Cottontail fun!
Trace wasn't having the "real" bunny, but he sure did love all of the lawn decorations and games.
And let me tell you, this much walking at 38 weeks pregnant is a recipe for being missssserable!!!

 Good God I love this man!

* 38 weeks pregnant

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

bump update - 37 weeks - round 2

Due Date: April 13, 2015 

Scheduled C-Section: April 6, 2015 (now thinking he'll be on time)

Gender: Boy!

Movement: Movement is ALL in my right side. Large rolling motions toward the top and a lot of hard movements toward the bottom - like limbs, fingers poking me, feet pushing out... it's weird.

Feeling: I had a couple hard nights of sleep and my belly felt like it needed a holster, ha! But thankfully that passed in just a couple of days and I feel great again. Sleeping good with lots of daytime energy, but kind of over being pregnant.

Food Cravings: I'm back to pastry's... cinnamon buns always sound good

Food Aversions: fish

Clothes: I'm so over my wardrobe! My maternity jeans are getting to be too small, my maternity shirts are starting to be too short and I'm just not comfortable in anything other than yoga pants

Stretch Marks: None

Sleep: I'm back to sleeping great! It's not easy to roll over from side to side, but once I make it to my other side I fall right back to sleep. 

Symptoms: Heartburn, sore feet

What I Miss: Wearing my wedding ring! I had to take it off last week. I also miss seeing a reasonable number on the scale, haha!

Best Moment: The weather has been beautiful and we've been taking advantage of it by working on our tans and playing outside as much as possible. Tanning my belly is so fun! Just really trying to soak in these last weeks with Trace as an only child

Memorable Moment: My parents have arrived which means it's go time! 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

bump update - 36 weeks - round 2

Due Date: April 13, 2015 

Scheduled C-Section: April 6, 2015 (but we're thinking he might come earlier, eek!)

Gender: Boy!

Movement: Movement is really slowing down. I get some very large rolling movements and little flutters super low (think jazz hands!)

Feeling: Like this is the calm before the storm and I'm soaking in every minute of how easy life is

Food Cravings: lemon protein bars

Food Aversions: fish

Clothes: I'm so thankful that the weather is warming up and that I can wear some of the stuff I wore during my last pregnancy. Long maxi dresses with sweaters, tank tops and work out pants, etc. It's so nice not having to squeeze into jeans all of the time anymore! And flip flops!! Boy and I thankful for flips flops. I'm not very swollen, but getting boots on and off is getting to be challenging with my belly in the way, haha!!

Stretch Marks: Nope, but I am carrying much more in my stomach this time and am more concerned about stretch marks than ever before. Lathering on everything I have!

Sleep: I've been sleeping so wonderfully, but just a few nights ago I started to sleep awful. Just awful! I'm tossing and turning, which is basically a 3-point-turn just for me to roll over. I moan and groan every time because my hips and sides ache from all of the weight of my belly pulling downward onto the bed. I have a body pillow, but it's basically worthless.

Symptoms: Heartburn after I eat acidic foods like oranges and tomatoes

What I Miss: Being able to get up off the couch without my knees cracking, being able to carry Trace upstairs without it being a struggle and not having to pee every 30 minutes

Best Moment: My baby shower! Oh my word was it beyond perfect!! The girls who came are all my closest of friends. We laughed so hard, had fun conversations and I just really enjoyed having them all in the same place at the same time, which never happens. Truly blessed to have found such incredible friends out here in NC... funny enough, 3 of them are Californians ;)

Memorable Moment: Thanks to our generous parents who love both of their grandchildren so much -- Bryan's parents gifted Trace his new toddler/big boy bed from IKEA and my parents gifted Trace's new Pottery Barn big-boy bedding as well as hundreds of dollars worth of stuff from amazon/Pottery Barn for little brother. My kids are loved, that's for sure!! But it's hard to imagine that I just filled my amazon cart with even more necessities for little brother! Even when you think you have it all already, it's incredible how much you still need for your second child. It's so fun getting everything in, putting everything together and decorating their rooms. Getting very anxious to meet this little guy and introduce him to the worlds best big brother!