we're getting close!

38.5 weeks

i can't believe i'm due in a week and a half... i am sooooo excited!  but also starting to get a little nervous.  i'm going into labor pretty carefree and open minded; hopefully that's a good thing...  i want to have a good labor experience and don't want to be set on things going a certain way.  so we'll see what happens! i am kind of betting that i'm going to be overdue so i haven't packed my hospital bag yet, but i am packing it tonight just in case. 

i am feeling really pretty great for being 38.5 weeks along!  i'm still working out which is great! however, i am feeling a lot more achy now and have to get up twice a night to go to the bathroom.  i think baby boy is in the process of dropping.  i have episodes with my sciatic nerve everyday but nothing that is too bad.  baby boy is still really active and kicking me pretty hard these days.  i think he knows that it's almost time for him to make his appearance.  most of his 0-3 month clothes and blankets are washed and put away.

 this last week i also set up the cradle!  i seriously could just stare at it all day!  we decided not to set up his real crib until after we move to a 2 bedroom apt in june.

{the stuffed animals will definitely not stay in the cradle while he is sleeping, just in case anyone was worried...}

i'm really bummed that i can't set up baby boy's nursery and make it all cute before he arrives, but i keep reminding myself that it will only be for a few months. 

my wonderful visiting teachers threw me a baby shower yesterday with a bunch of ladies from the ward.  it was absolutely perfect and so much fun! we had a wonderful brunch and baby boy was spoiled with so many cute clothes, toys, and lots of good books!  hopefully more pictures will come if i can get them e-mailed to me.

just a few of my favorites

i was at target yesterday picking a few things up when i saw this adorable outfit! i really couldn't help myself and had to buy it for the babe.

i seriously cannot wait to dress our little guy up!

 well this week is my last week at work before maternity leave!!! wish me luck!


one month!

i seriously cannot believe that we only have one more month until we get to meet our little guy!  i'm super excited and nervous all at the same time.  i am now having doctor appts every week. i'm also finally getting to the point where i feel huge and uncomfortable a lot of the time.  i'm still sleeping well besides having to get up once or twice a night to go to the bathroom, but rolling out of bed is becoming more and more difficult.  i also sometimes feel like my stomach can't stretch anymore and i don't know how it's going to stretch even more these next 4 weeks.  i am still able to workout which is great and hopefully i'll be able to exercise right up until i give birth. 

{35.5 weeks}

some other things:
-i have had zero heartburn/acid reflux so i'm pretty sure this baby is going to come out bald {old wives tale, but we'll see if i'm right}
-no stretch marks yet but they'll probably make their appearance any day now
-i'm always hot, my body literally radiates heat {soooo glad that i was not pregnant during the summer}
-i can still keep my wedding ring on :)
-my ankles have started to swell a little bit when i've been on my feet all day.
-my boobs are GINORMOUS {weirdly, this is what i have hated the most about pregnancy}

in other news, my diaper bag came this week!!!  it's from pottery barn and i absolutely LOVE it!!! it was kinda pricey, but i wanted something that i would really be happy with and love carrying around.

 it also came with a portable changing pad which is really nice.

if you are a momma-to-be, make sure you check out carseatcanopy.com! if you use the code: FABULESS1 you can get a carseat canopy for only $12.95 {the cost of the shipping}. 

my parents ended up getting me this whole set which i absolutely love.  if you want the whole set, you can use the same code and it will take off $50.

i also got a nursing cover from uddercovers.com for only $11.95 using the discount code: FABNURSING1

it would probably be cheaper to make your own, but i don't have a sewing machine or the time and energy.  so this works for me :)

valentines day 2014

i absolutely love valentines day!!!  i love all the pinks and reds, the chocolate, flowers, love notes, and having a day dedicated to love.  however, i also believe we should show and express love on all the other 364 days a year.  it's just fun to have a day to celebrate ;)  it's really fun to work at a school and be able to celebrate holidays.  i got a lot of treats and cute notes from the kiddos that i work with.  on the other hand, i was really glad when 2:45 rolled around and the kids went home. i never want to see some of the kids hyped up on that much sugar again...

after work, i raced home so that i could go out on a hott date with the hubs.  when i got home i found these beauties, some reeses {my favorite!}, and a sweet little note :)

we quickly left for dinner so that we could beat the crowds.  we ate at the old spaghetti factory.  i absolutely love the interior and the classic old time feel of the place.  our food was delicious and you can't beat free spumoni!

after dinner, we went shopping at the folsom outlets.  lucky for us, the gap was having a huge sale!  craig got some nice shirts and a pair of shorts and i got a new workout shirt.

we also got the babe a new outfit!  

i cannot wait until he'll be able to wear this! the baby skinnies kill me!  it took all my willpower not to buy him 20 other things.  he is going to be one handsome little guy!  and we ended our night by going to see the new lego movie. 

i am so grateful for my valentine!  he is such a wonderful husband and is going to be an amazing father!  i love you soooo much babe!


pregnancy photos

i never thought that i would get maternity photos taken, but when my good friend amy offered to take them for me i couldn't pass up the opportunity!  it's a little hard for me to look at pictures of myself 30 lbs heavier, but our little guy is totally worth it.  can't believe he'll be here next month!!! anyways, here are some of my favorites.

thanks again amy!!!


2013 year in review

2013 was such an amazing year!!! here are some of its highlights:


i helped run my stake's cub scout pinewood derby


 we visited the crocker art museum for sacramento's free museum day and were able to see the amazing norman rockwell exhibit.

we also skyped my family as my sister aubrey opened her mission call to the mesa, arizona spanish speaking mission!


 over spring break, i took a fun trip to seattle with some of my best friends.  we had such an amazing time and the weather was absolutely perfect! sunny and clear skies for 4 whole days!


craig turned 27!


drove to utah for my sister's mission farewell and spent time with family


 spent lots of time at the pool and hanging out with friends who moved back for the summer

we were introduced to gunthers! yum.

 kicked butt in the students vs. staff dodgeball game :)


 sold my cute car :(


my parents came to visit us for the 4th!!!

 we took them to muir woods

 explored sacramento

and took a tour of the jelly belly factory!

we took a trip down to craig's grandma's cabin in forest falls and also stopped in oceanside for a bit.

my friend millie came to town and we had a sleepover while she was here

 went to the norwich vs. dorados soccer game with our friends kiel and emily

 bought a new car

and... we found out we were pregnant! (july was a very fun and happy month for us)


went back to oceanside for our 3 year anniversary

found a cafe rio down in LA, sooo happy!

i also went back to work at westlake charter school as the special education instructional assistant


celebrated my 25th birthday!

announced my pregnancy


went to apple hill with craig's family 

found out we're having a baby boy!!!


had "friendsgiving" with craig's friends from school

went back to oceanside/san diego (we just can't stay away!) for thanksgiving and craig's cousin's wedding


took the glucose tolerance test and passed

spent christmas in utah with my family and had a baby shower

skyped with josh and aubrey on christmas!

2013 you were really really good to us.  i can't wait to see what 2014 has in store!