Wednesday, June 14, 2017

vintage char!

sweet baby charlie!! i was going through old, old photos the other day and stumbled upon these sweet ones from our very first day with our little pup!! so tiny!! and really if i don't place them riiight here then they will be lost forever and i just cant have that happen. my goodnesssss though, i can't believe this september he will be fiiiive. where does the time go. i seem to ask myself that a lot these days! and funny enough, these pictures were taken at Chastain park and hey little did we know that almost five years later we would live down the street from this very park and frequent there so very much! it has become one of our favorite places to stroll around and bring char :)

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

a few snippets from a bff maternity shoot

a few months ago i had such a fun opportunity to snap a few pictures of my dearest breastie, her hubby and little baby boy inutero! that girl means so much to me and it was such an honor to freeze that moment in time. a few weeks after these were taken their best boy was born! and my gosh!! is he cute!! congratulations jenna and blake!! we love yall. and welcome to the world baby grayson! you have the very best parents. xoxox! aunt chelsea

Monday, June 12, 2017

pregnancy questionnaire! 25 weeks!

how far along: 25 weeks!

how big is baby: the size of a rutabaga!  per the what to expect app [and your uterus is the size of a soccer ball, what?!?]  and can i just say i love this app? it is so helpful with any questions i've had and i love the little videos they show each week about baby's development. austin and i watch every saturday morning and look forward to them so much

maternity clothes? flowy dresses and maternity leggings, always and forever.

sleep: sleeping just fine minus the middle of the night bathroom breaks :)

best moments this week: all of baby girls movements! my mom and sister were able to feel her wiggling around last week which was really special and austin of course has been able to catch her moving a bunch, it still just blows. my . mind!

movement: lots! and i'm told the next three weeks are baby's most active time which i'd say is about right :)

food craving: no cravings and no food aversions actually 

pregnancy symptoms: i've been feeling good the past 25 weeks, thankfully, knock on wood! however! the stomach bug while pregnant is no. joke. which unfortunately i struggled on through for a good 72ish hours a few weeks ago. although, i will say. wow, how impressed i am by those woman who have dealt with morning sickness for a week or a few weeks or geez the whole pregnancy.  you are so amazing! being sick gave me a little glimpse into what that might be like and i don't wish it on any mommy to be

what i miss: turkey sandwiches!! i'll be callin' you in the next 15 weeks, okay jimmy johns??

upcoming appointments/events: showering our baby girl next month! yay :) and the wonderful glucose test in the next few weeks, eeek. 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

tag along on your husband's work trip, trip!

ahhh vacation!! a few weeks ago austin had to travel to Sea Island for some work biz things. and so we thought it might be fun to make a long weekend out of it, especially since i've never been before. and ding ding!! great idea it was. we first got to explore St. Simmons which is an adorable laid back beachy town on the GA coast. my grandparents actually lived there about thirty years ago! which made their trips to Jacksonville to visit the new baby that was me really easy! it was fun to picture my nana riding her bike on those very streets. there is this beautiful lighthouse that we actually toured and climbed to the very top which scared us both, but maybe austin a little bit more ;) and also fixed in some seafood, farmers markets and looots of tonic and limes for moi.

the next day we headed to Sea Island which was a real, real treat! we got to stay at the Cloister which is just pretty magnificent. every last detail of the resort was just wonderful. after checking into the mooost amazing room, we got to explore the pool and beach! ahh beach! i have missed you. later that day austin had to attend said work event which left me on my own to do whatever i pleased. so a long bath and lounging in a big comfy robe and emerald slippers it was. and a lot of book reading! the book club i'm in recently chose 'behind closed doors' to read this month and oh my gosh....!!! i could not stop reading. in fact, twenty-four hours later and i was finished. because it really just seeped into my mind [and nightmares]. it was certainly disturbing but i mean very intriguing at the same time. i definitely, definitely recommend!! later that evening baby girl and i took a stroll as the sun was setting and really just took in the beautiful peacefulness that is Sea Island and the most impressive everything that is the Cloister. we ended the night with some good ole fashioned room service! ha. hotel life, it's not too bad! the next day i was pretty much on my own so it was room service it was again! [$15 frosted flakes, great! what a deal! it's not as fun when you can't expense it, you know?!] and a long day of pooling in the not a cloud in the sky sunshine before we headed back to the land of reality late that evening. [but also making sure to mix in lots of sunscreen, collecting of all the seashells,  grilled cheese and  ice cream].

and hey! while there, i was able to see my dad for a little bit! he happened to be flying in for an event  austin's company was hosting, but unfortunately their time didn't overlap! so i got to spend a little bit of time with him hanging out in his equally as fancy hotel room, which!!! was right next to the one we had checked out of earlier that day! rooms 52 & 53! what do you know? anyways, it was a really great trip and we plan to get back their one of these days with baby girl in tow!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

happy thirty one!

happy thirty-first birthday to that husband of mine!! pretty sure we were just celebrating his twenty-first at alabama and then i blinked!! and TEN years later here we are!! b-day celebrating him still, year thirty one and cheersing my mocktail to my forever college crush / hubby / baby's daddy! may your day be a special as y o u  are! 

wifey, baby and char 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

baby hyatt a... !!!

... a sweet little girl!!! we are having a baby girl!! yay yay  yay yay!! long live us older sisters! ;)

about a month and a half ago, we traveled to my moooost favorite of places for a long weekend of really just relaxing and beach strolling and seafood eating. we had been given the gender results a few weeks prior to our trip and decided to hold off on opening until we were in manomet. which really wasn't as hard as i thought it would be!! i mean i cried when i listened to to the doctors message saying they had the gender results and would mail them to us :) i was already overwhelmed simply knowing that our baby had a gender and someone knew!! ha. which duh of course! but it made it all the more real!  we knew manomet would be a really special place to find out some really special news. i had ordered the golf balls filled with pink or blue powder i had seen before that explode on impact. and i really recommend! what i don't recommend is say youtubing gender result fails the night before. [whyyyy chelsea]. i've seen the baseball version done before which would have also been pretty appropriate but there was no way i would be throwing the ball to austin to hit. what if i dropped it? threw it off the bluff? i dont know and i didnt really want to find out :)

soon enough the exciting day arrived! and it was nerve-racking! i mean, yes baby will either be a boy or a girl and all you ever want and hope and pray is that your baby is healthy, but still to be able to call our baby a him or her was a big deal to us! there were two golf balls in the box, one with a light pink string tied to it and the other with a light blue. so all that was left to do was open the results, grab the right ball and put it out there for austin to crack on open! my sister did the honors! and with tears in her eyes she got us all set up. austin took a few practice swings, one big breath and booom! a big burst of PINK shot out!  baby hyatt is a little baby girl! and oh my goodness, we were soo shocked!! cue tears.  i had convinced us both that we were having a boy! i think i convinced a lot of people. my sister said she had to read the results [female!] several times and then when it came to grabbing the correct golf ball, the light colored strings suddenly looked so very similar. ha but yes, it was the very best surprise!

and so now here we are at week twenty-one! a smidge over half way to meeting our baby girl! the countdown is on and oh do we have some (a lot!!) preparing to do :)