Friday, July 7, 2017

hello, third trimester! eeeek!

we are officially in our third trimester over here!! and i am so excited to say that! it feels so much more legitimate now that i am twenty-eight weeks in! the bump is here for real. you can't miss it :)  baby girl is moving lots and lots these days! it's still just the most mind blowing amazing thing. what a miracle. a total miracle. and we soon to be parents have been busy getting ready for her arrival in twelveish weeks! her nursery is coming along and it is by far the sweetest room in the whole house. and a few weekends ago we took a child prep class, ha!  six whole hours of everything baby !! and it flew by.  pretty sure we could use a whole bunch more just like them. It was so well done and we left feeling a little bit more knowledgeable, a little less scared, and even more amazed at just how incredible the human body is and what a miracle life is!! so here we are at twenty-eight weeks! wanting to pause this time in our lives and these sweet baby kicks but also wanting to fast forward to september and meet our girl!!  soon enough!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

adventures in babymoonin!

26 weeks!

2017 // 1986, my two best guys!
ok, first off, babymoons! what a novel idea i tell you! thank you parent's before us for such a clever concept/excuse/whatever you want to call it. so us parent's to be happily obliged a few weeks back. it was our pre-baby duty after all! we traveled to ponte vedra, flordia which was really such a perfect spot for us babymooners. we didn't want to venture too far from home because well, zika! but we did want to get far enough away to be on the water and surrounded by palms :) we stayed at the sawgrass marriot which made us totally feel liek we were on vacay. plus it happens to be right down the street from TPC sawgrass which was pretty neat! and if you're not familiar, its a golf course that hosts big fancy golf championships. which austin loved. and hey, me too! we got to explore one morning and learn all the fun facts [like the land was purchased for one buckeroo!] and also!! we had ourselves a very special full circle type of moment/memory that i love so very much! i was born in Jacksonville which is very close to ponte vedra and when i was a three month babe my dad took me to TPC sawgrass for some golf speculating! or most liekly napping in my case. but yes, that picture right up there is us! my dad, the newbie dad and baby me! and so fast forward thirty-one years and there i was, at the same place, with my husband and my own baby girl in utero!! pretty special!! full circle moments! i can't miss indulging in such sweetness. and jsut as special, austin bought a sweet little blanket for our girl from the proshop to carry on the mems :) so while there, we made sure to enjoy a lot of seafood, beach basking and well, relaxing!! it was so nice. and also something i hear we won't be doing so much of in t-minus 3ish months?! [also on a non-important note, we also had our fair share of one on one cornhole tourneys and who knew this would be such a talent of mine?!] it was wonderful and i miss it!! but happy to have the mems! thanks ponte vedra! we will be back!! next time with baby hyatt in the flesh :)

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!