Saturday, February 24, 2018

Sweet Baby Boy

Last weekend my mom and Britt threw me the CUTEST baby shower! It was story book themed and on the invitation it said...

One fun idea that shouldn't be hard, bring a book instead of a card.
By signing your book, Lex will remember and share
this gift from you even when you're not there.
The book can be cherished, well-used, or brand new.
There's no obligation - it's all up to you.

Baby boy now has quite the little library for his nursery, and this mama is super grateful for it! I cannot wait to read him all of those books eventually. Such a cute and thoughtful idea! The food and decor also tied in with the story book theme. It was a Pinterest worthy shower FOR SURE.

My mom made this quilt for our little guy and I am SO in love with it! 
She's made a quilt for all of her grand babies - I am forever impressed by her!

I am so, so grateful for everyone who came out to show love and support for our growing little fam. Multiple family members traveled 8+ hours from out of state to make it to the shower, and I hope they all know how much I appreciate them! We are now more ready than ever for our boy to make his appearance! Preferably sooner than later ;) 

Jason's boss also threw him a baby shower at work this week which was SO sweet of her! His co-workers definitely hooked us up! On top of the gifts from the shower, another team gave us an Amazon gift card they all pitched in for. Jason and I were both very surprised with how generous everyone was! I've come to realize that I need to be better when it comes to gift giving - even for those I'm not the closest to {co-workers, neighbors, ward members, etc}.

^^ Thank you Packsize!

Pregnancy update - At my last doctor's appointment {four days ago} I was 4 cm dilated / 60% effaced at 37 1/2 weeks. Dr. England said he wouldn't be surprised if our babe decided to come any day now! SO you can imagine that Jason and I wake up every morning thinking TODAY IS THE DAY. My body is showing plenty of signs that labor is near, but my contractions are super inconsistent and unpredictable - I'm also having a hard time differentiating a contraction from the baby wiggling around. Is that normal?

We've been cleaning and organizing like  c r a z y  trying to get everything in order before baby's arrival. It definitely didn't help that our washer decided to blow a fuse and stop working as I was washing all of the baby's clothes. {We have since ordered a new washer/dryer set, but it won't get here until Thursday. Ugh! Worst timing ever, I swear.} We've made sure that all of the hospital essentials are packed and ready to go in the car because this is happening SOON people! Although I wouldn't mind if our boy wants to keep baking for at least one more day since our doctor is currently out of town haha. It's crazy to think that in my next blog post I will be introducing baby boy Paull! AHHHH!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Be Mine

Yet another valentine's day in the books! Last year I received a job offer on this day. Little did I know that I'd be expecting a baby 13 months later! My last day of work was February 13th. My co-workers spoiled me with cards, baby gifts, & the prettiest cakes. We also enjoyed a nice long lunch at Rich's Burgers 'n Grub downtown.  It was so yummy! I'll be taking Jason there soon lol.

^^ Seriously, these cakes! And yes, they are as yummy as they look.

 It's been a good run Novitex/Goldman, but I'm ready for my next job - mama!

So this valentine's day was my first official day as a stay-at-home-soon-to-be-mom and boy, I sure kept myself busy! From the moment I woke up I was going non-stop. Lots of cleaning, lots of laundry, lots of shopping, and lots of valentine's day preparing. Now that Jason doesn't need to pick me up from work, he has the luxury of going in to work earlier so he can make it home sooner. I LOVE that he's able to do that. It's so so so nice having him home around 3:30 and I'm sure I'll appreciate it even more once baby boy is here.

Here's a peek of how we celebrated our valentine's day.

^^ My valentine to Jason.

That evening Jason took me on a date to Macaroni Grill. We snapped a quick car pic before dinner since we've not been the greatest at taking pictures together lately {might have something to do with the nice little pregnancy chub I got goin' on haha}. If you're not familiar with Macaroni Grill, they have a layer of paper covering the table with crayons to write & draw with. Although this is probably aimed towards keeping kids entertained, we couldn't help but write out baby boy's name over and over and over.

I hope everyone felt soooo loved yesterday! I know I sure did.

Some other exciting news - we finally got ourselves another car! A 2015 Chevrolet Cruze. We got it at the same dealership as our last car, so they cut us some nice deals. I AM IN LOVE. Mainly it's just nice to have my own car! We installed the car seat as soon as we brought it home, you know, in case our boy wants to make an early appearance. Only three weeks to go!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Birthday Boy

YOU GUYS. We're having a baby NEXT MONTH. Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh. I'm freaking out a little right now, but I'm also so dang excited for that babe to be out of my belly and into my arms! Oh how I want time to slow down and speed up all at the same time! Anyways, I'm going to try to get through this post despite the sharp jabs I keep getting right in the rib :,) 

On January 16th Jason turned the big 2-8! Jason's birthday is one of my favorite days of the year. I love spoiling that boy! We both took the day off work so we could celebrate the right way with sleeping in, waffles, Jumanji, movie theater popcorn, Texas Roadhouse steak, and confetti cake {aka Jason's favs}.

^^ My first attempt at making a cake topper with my very limited crafting supplies lol. I'm sure they'll become more creative over the years!

Garet came over that evening to help us celebrate.

Happy Birthday, baby! I love you, I love you, I love you.