Sunday, April 29, 2012

More Baby Showers

A few weekends ago  Trevor’s friends Justin Morris, Justin Yarbrough, and his brother Chad had him a diaper shower at his parents house. It was so nice of them to do that for him. We got tons of diapers. He has blessed to have such great friends. They played cards, played pool and ate yummy snacks. Of course they didn’t take any pictures. I asked him before he left to go over there if he wanted to take the camera but he said, “I am sure I won’t take any pictures, so there is no need”. Such a boy for you.  After we got home we stacked all the diapers up and took a picture of them….


While Trevor was at his shower with the boys Marcie and Carter came over to hang out with me. They came with lots of goodies that Carter has already grown out of. Hopefully the next time we get pregnant we have the same sex baby again so we can share stuff. Maybe I will get pregnant first next time so I can return the favor.

That next week the wonderful ladies at my office gave me a shower there. It was so nice of them to do that for me. They had it after clinic one day and had it decorated so cute. Trevor’s mom and my mom came as well. They gave me such wonderful gifts. Here are a few pictures from the day…

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Trevor and I are both so blessed to have such wonderful friends and family. We are so thankful for all the love we have received  in this special time in our lives.

Easter and Life Lately

A few weeks ago was Easter weekend….my mom took all of our family pictures on her camera and I just got them from her yesterday. I love celebrating Easter with mine and Trevor’s family. I am so so lucky that both of our families are religious and love the LORD. On Saturday night we did the traditional Catholic service with all of the Lobdell’s at Prince of Peace, followed by dinner at Firebirds. On Sunday morning we went to the Baptist church with my family, First Baptist Pelham. After we left church we went to my parents for Easter baskets and family photos followed by lunch at my Nanny’s house. My parents got the baby a nice diaper bag from Sew Precious at Patton Creek filled with lots of good things that we will need.

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After we left her house we went to Trevor’s parents for dinner.  

I haven’t been blogging much lately because I have been so busy plus tired. When I am not running around or working I haven’t really felt  like doing anything but hanging on the couch with Trevor. I am just started to train a new girl at work that is going to take over for me while I am on maternity leave. I have also been working more in Harper’s room with the help of my wonderful hubby getting a little decorating done. It is starting to finally come together the way I wanted minus a few things. I will put pictures up of it after I am finished.

I am feeling pretty good these days still lots of heartburn that is somewhat controlled with my medications but still a small issue. I have been sleeping pretty good as well. I am only waking up around once a night and not having to take anything to help me sleep. I have woken up a few times in the past few weeks with really bad reflux. It takes a little while to go back to sleep after that but I have only done that like 3 times. Hopefully it doesn’t get too much more frequent then that. I have just had to retire my wedding rings due to swelling. I have just recently started swelling  more.  On Friday I was fine putting them on but around lunch I got nervous because I could not get them off…so I would just rather put them away until after the baby comes. I go to the doctor on Tuesday to get checked for the first time. I was supposed to go last Friday but I wanted Trevor to go with me so it was more convenient this way. I am excited to find out how I am doing. Only around 4 more weeks until my due date. I am starting to get excited and a little nervous at the same time. After my appointment this week I will probably go ahead and start getting a bag together for the hospital. It is crazy to believe that we are getting to that point in the pregnancy. It feels like not that long ago I was telling Trevor he was going to be a daddy.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Baby Shower

This past Sunday was my big  baby shower at church. Everything looked so nice. Mrs Elaine did such a good job putting it all together along with all her help. The food was yummy as always…grape salad, crackers and cream cheese wrapped in bacon, chocolate covered strawberries,  chicken salad, spinach dip, and these yummy cucumber things.  My mom made the cake. She did a great job as usual.

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I made this to go on the door at the hospital. I bought the things that I needed for it when my mom and I went to Cottontails a few weeks ago.

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So many of my good friends and family were able to come. I was so happy to see everyone. I wish that I would have been able to talk to everyone more than I was.

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                  My nieces Madison and Maci                              Alissa (sister-in-law) and Chris (mother-in-law)

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                                           Me and Mom                                                                        Stephanie and Mom

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Some of my favorite ladies from high school

I got such nice gifts. Lots of the things that I will need after Harper gets here. They have been all sitting in our living room for the past few days. I finally got everything washed and put up yesterday with a little help. 

Here are many of the ladies who made the shower possible with a few missing…..

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These are the gifts I made for the hostesses….

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I am so lucky to have everyone in my life that I do. Thank you all who were able to come!!!

A Sneak Peak of Harper’s Nursery

I still have more to do in the nursery but here is a little sneak peak of the bed and chair…

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It is kind of cramped in the room right now so we are trying to figure out where we want the dresser and changing table before we start hanging anything on the walls. I want to get a monogram for the wall but I hate to get one and put it on the wall then not be able to get it off when we move, so I may just wait on that. We will get there, just taking a little time.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Easter Weekend!!!

Friday, April 6, 2012

# 46 The Jazz Cat Ball

Number 46 on my 101 list was to do something for charity. A few  Saturday’s ago we attended the first annual Jazz Cat Ball at Workplay. It was a benefit for the greater Birmingham humane society. The esthetician that I work with at the dermatologist office is on the board for them so some of us from work went. It was more fun than I thought it would be. I was expecting to go and hang out for a little while and contribute to the humane society but we ended up staying until around 1130 that night. I was concerned on what to wear, due to it being a formal event and me being 25 weeks and a few days pregnant. I ended up wearing a dress that I bought for New Years 2 years ago. Not sure how I still fit in it but Harper and I squeezed in it. They had several nice restaurants that catered the event. All the food was delicious. They had dueling piano’s in one room and a live band in another. They also had a silent auction that had some pretty nice things in it. It was New Orleans style so as you were walking to different areas at the venue they had dancers, guitar players, and multiple others that had boxes by them for donations. Pretty neat. We didn’t take a lot of pictures but here are a few…

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