Thursday, March 14, 2013

it's a boy!

this weekend we had a gender reveal party! it was such a special day and we were so happy we were able to share it with family and friends. my mom and i put the whole thing together with help from my husband, dad and my incredible friend becky. she is the only one who knew the gender besides our doctor. we handed the sealed envelope over to her and she ordered the balloons for the release. it was so much fun and we are so glad that we did it! here are some pictures from the party...
the dessert table.

loved this rose cake! we added this ribbon to it and this adorable cake topper
from grey skies blue shop on etsy. katie did an amazing job on all of our prints! thank you!
we had everyone pin on either a mustache or a bow!

my friend becky! the keeper of our secret :)

thank you to libby cox for the yummy rice krispie treats and cake pops!
they were adorable and delicious!
these light pink napkins were from our wedding. im so happy my mom kept them! i picked
up these super cute stamps from joanns and turned them into baby napkins.


its a....
such a special moment. we love you cruz!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

21 weeks...surprise!

I am now 21 weeks along! I can't believe how quickly time flies. We had the anatomy test last Friday and found out my due date is no longer August 2nd but its now July 17th which my OB confirmed at our appointment yesterday. I had my first appointment so early on that I guess the measurement of little peanut was a bit off but I don't mind it at all. It just means I'm one step closer to meeting our sweet pea! We also had our gender reveal party this weekend. Yes we now know what "it" is! {see below.} I will post all of the pictures from the party tomorrow. Things are moving along!

How far along? 21 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: i haven't gained much but im not focusing too much on it. trying to enjoy the pregnancy and make sure the baby is healthy!

Maternity clothes? i bought a few pairs of maternity jeans! definitely recommend these joes maternity jeans and these pea in the pod skinny jeans both from a pea in the pod.

Stretch marks? i am using the best cream to prevent them {thanks jacque for the recommendation} from mustela.

Sleep: great!

Best moment this week: finding out the gender!

Movement: yes! i have felt it once before but last night eddie was able to feel it for the first time. its such an amazing moment each time it happens. it feels like a little flick on my belly from the inside. so cute!

Food cravings: not anything strange yet!

Gender: ITS A BOY!!!!! Cruz Kenneth :) we are so in love with our little man.

Labor Signs: not yet! i cant imagine how it will feel to say yes to this!

Belly Button in or out? almost out! 

Wedding rings on or off? on but Im sensing they will be off closer to my due date. 

What I miss: now that I am fully into my second trimester I am feeling much better so Im not missing much at the moment!

What I am looking forward to: getting the nursery in order. we finished our registry this week which was so much fun! {registry info below} i was able to add the nursery items to it now that I finally know the gender. 

Weekly Wisdom: "live like no one else, so you can live like no one else." those closest to us know that this is a new season for us in many ways and its providing us with amazing opportunities for our future! sometimes you have to make temporary sacrifices to set you up for success in the future and that's what we are doing this year. its been a fun and scary journey so far but we are enjoying every minute of it!

Milestones: Its a boy! :)

Queasy: no

Hubby: is incredible. he is my best friend, my partner through everything and i know he is going to be the best dad! last night he was "rocking out" to a video game and i joined in for a while too. it gave me a glimpse into my future with a house of boys and i have a feeling it's going to be fun! i can't wait!

{baby cruz is registered at and target.}