Sunday, June 8, 2014

Memorial Day at the Vineyard!

For Memorial Day this year we visited one of the many wineries in Leesburg, VA with a bunch of friends! It was an absolutely beautiful day with the sun shining and a nice cool breeze. Everyone packed up some different picnic items and headed out to the vineyard. 
My little guy at 26 weeks!
Sunset Hills Vineyard in Loudon Country has a great Rose that is perfect for a  beautiful summer day.
I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day! Special thanks to the veterans that serve this amazing country everyday! We are soo appreciative of everything you do!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

My Road to Motherhood (Part 2): Week 24, 25, 26, 27 Baby Bump Update..

24 Week Baby Bump 
25 Week Baby Bump
26 Week Baby Bump
27 Week Baby Bump 
How far along: I am currently 27 weeks pregnant!

Feeling: I'm feeling great and LOVING my baby bump!!I love seeing my bump, feeling my bump, singing and talking to my bump and watching it grow! I'm to the point where everyone sees it and gets a big smile on their face. I love that my baby bump makes other people so happy because it sure does make us happy. I definitely noticed myself a little emotional last week and found myself crying at least two times over pretty silly things. I overall feel amazing and can't believe our little guy will be here in 10 weeks.   

Symptoms: I still feel pretty good, but I'm starting to get more tired than I was a couple weeks ago. Naps on the weekends are a must again! I have noticed my feet start to swell a bit if I consume too much sodium, so trying to keep an eye on that. My back is pretty sore by the end of the day too, so hubby has been performing a lot of massages. 

Weight Gain: I have gained a healthy 18 lbs. so far.

Wedding Ring: On

Belly Button: In

Stretch Marks: None so far

Sleep: Most nights I sleep well and then some nights I toss and turn. This week I have been sleeping like a baby!

Movement: Oh my goodness this kid just won't stop. He is constantly kicking, moving, stretching and reassuring mommy that he is A-Okay! The movements have gotten pretty intense and they're pretty funny to watch from the outside of my belly! Daddy loves it and patiently waits for them every morning and night. 

Cravings: Still sweets!! We juice every morning, but they're tending to get sweeter and sweeter, much more fruit being used then in the past. I love Popsicles, root-beer floats and cereal lately too! 

Missing: Not really anything. I just love being pregnant so much, that nothing else matters. 

Exercise: None unfortunately. I have been cut off by my doctor. I have been diagnosed with Placenta Previa and I'm on pelvic rest. The majority of the people who have Placenta Previa are on bed rest, so trying to keep it easy and avoid that for as long as possible. I'm not even allowed to carry laundry up and down the stairs. I have been walking regularly, but that's about it. 

Excited for: The nursery to be ready! We just installed a ceiling fan last weekend and still need to paint and clean the carpets. After those items are completed, we can furnish the room and decorate it!! 

More on my road to Motherhood

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Baby Moon!

Beautiful days, beautiful beaches, my amazing husband and our little boy in my belly make mommy a very happy mommy and a very memorable Baby Moon! Today we spent the whole day reading to each other from one of our many baby books, eating delicious seafood, playing in the waves, enjoying each others company and celebrating the little miracle we are growing in my belly! Here are some more pics of us just hanging out, being US!!
Our Baby Moon was much shorter then planned and in a whole new location, but we made the most of it and had a blast! Like I said, Turks & Caicos will always be there waiting for us to arrive with our little addition to the family soon.

Baby Moon/Cape May

Baby Moon's are an absolute must in my book! Jonathan and I are obsessed with traveling, so we booked a 10 day dream vacation to Turks & Caicos!! Unfortunately, our doctor had other plans for us and vetoed our trip one week before we were getting ready to depart. As you can imagine, we were very disappointed, but obviously the safety of our little guy comes first and Turks & Caicos will be there next year when we can all visit as a family! Babies first trip abroad maybe?? Anyway, we had already scheduled the time off,  scheduled our amazing pet sitter to watch over Luna, had our minds set on vacation and nothing was going to stop us!! I'm not allowed to fly anywhere until this little guy makes his debut, but there are some great little destination spots here on the East Coast we can utilize, so we decided on Cape May, New Jersey. Cape May is a city at the southern tip of Cape May Peninsula in Cape May County, New Jersey, where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. Its one of the country's oldest vacation resort destinations and was super quaint and adorable.
We stayed at this little place called the Beach Shack, it was nothing fancy by any means, but one of the only places with availability in such short notice. It was cute and right across the street from the beach, so we settled in and headed out to put our toes in the sand.
We headed to lunch at this great place called The Lobster House, it's a really popular restaurant on the island with a great raw bar.  
Jonathan ended up ordering the crab cake sandwich and the Hot Combo (2 Clams Casino, 2 BBQ Clams & 2 Oysters Rockefeller) and I got a delicious Tuna Melt.
After lunch we headed back to the beach and I ordered my dessert!! A Virgin Pina Colada!
We played in the water, got some sun and took in the serenity of the ocean!
Jonathan smoking his cigars.
My 6.5 Month Baby Bump!
We had such a great first day in Cape May!