Thursday, October 20, 2011

Week 20 - Half Way There!

It's ironic that at this moment, my best friend is in labor. I got pregnant half way through her pregnancy and on the exact 1/2 way point of mine, she is welcoming her new little one into the world. I cannot wait to meet him!

On to pictures! Thanks to everyone who's asked for them! Please excuse my bed-ragged look, I'm fighting a nasty cold. G was at the gym and I was bored, so I thought I'd take a picture or two. I need to do this weekly and keep forgetting!

First, I had the flash on. Not so good!

Here's from the side:

Please excuse the mess in our bedroom. Be glad you can't see what's to the left of me. (LAUNDRY!)

And a picture from the front. Some lady told me that from the front you can't tell I'm pregnant. Obviously she was just being nice. Or maybe she was distracted by my boobs, which were 34C and are now 34DD.

But there ya go, week 20 pictures!


Love Is Bald

A friend inspired me with this.

Love is bald.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Heartbreaking and Uplifting

I don't normally share these, but I'm reaching out to my followers today in the hopes that we can spread the word about little Tripp.

Tripp Roth was born with a very rare skin condition that he battles every day. He is now 2 years old and such a strong little boy! His single mom submitted her story to Reader's Digest and has a chance to have her story published and win some money. (You can read the blog here:

If you could vote, it would be great. You don't need to "like" a page or anything like that. It's as simple as clicking the vote button.

That's heartbreaking. The pain he must be in... and I'm sure not being able to pick up and hold your little boy while he's screaming in pain has got to just break her heart. She has such a strong soul!

Please head over to and vote for their story!

Thanks everyone,

Friday, October 14, 2011

The baby totally kicked me in my lady bits today. Twice.

Totally unnecessary.

I almost took a knee. At work. In front of a client.

<-------If I see this.

I'm freaking the eff out.

I mean, kicking is cool and all. Yay for kicking.

But my crotch? For cereal baby?

I love you and all, but knock it off already.

Friday, October 7, 2011

YOU GUYS! Check this out!

Oh my goodness. Have you ever seen anything so adorable in your entire life?

Check out her etsy shop *here*.

I cannot wait to start buying these for our bebe.

What are your favorite Etsy shops?

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Featured Blogger Of The Week: GreenGlassHero

My blogger of the week this week is also an original May 2011 Knottie. We hit it off right away and have a lot in common. We were married the same month, are both typical Midwestern girls, not to mention we're both having babies at just about the same time. :)

You can find Rachael here, here and here. Yes, the girl finds time to write, publish and update 3 blogs.

Let's start with The Unbride Diary. This one was from wedding planning. When she'd go MIA from the boards, I'd always blogstalk to see how planning was going.

Green Glass Window & Rachael Getting Better are day-to-day blogs about life, love, babies and health. &

I always enjoy Rach's spin on life. And it's fun to read about someone else going through pregnancy at the same time as I am. She's only a smidge bit ahead of me, so it's great to see what is in store!

Tell her Missie sent you!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Week 18: Sweet Potato

Every week, The Knot sends me an email with the size of the baby and what the baby has grown this week. I will post every Wednesday the progress and what the baby is doing now. Hopefully you'll get some baby bump pictures as well!

This week, a sweet potato! Or yam, if you roll that way. Let me tell you, it feels like a bowling ball. :-)

Your Baby: Week 18
Your fetus has become amazingly mobile (at least compared to you), passing the hours yawning, hiccuping, rolling, twisting, kicking, punching, sucking and swallowing. And, baby's finally big enough that you'll be able to feel those movements soon.

Tomorrow at 11:00am, we find out the gender of the baby! What do you think it is?

Monday, October 3, 2011

What do you say?

I'm at work and the Sugarland song "Already Gone" came on our satellite radio.

My mama mapped out the road that she knows
Which hands you shake and which hands you hold
In my hand-me-down Mercury, ready to roll
She knew that I had to go

I started thinking; if we have a little girl, will she be like me? Independent and head-strong? Subborn and full speed ahead? Will I map out the road I've travelled and hope she knows which hands to shake and which hands to hold? Will she be like G; thoughtful and patient?

And hangout, make lots of noise
And lay out late with a boy
Make the mistakes that she made

Can I protect her from heartache? Do I want to protect her from heartache? Isn't that what makes yo stronger? But my little girl...

'Cause she knew all along
I was already gone
I was already gone
I was already gone
Life is a runaway train you can't wait to jump on

Will she one day come to me, with tears in her eyes, both of us knowing she's ready to fly? Knowing I will be there the next time she comes to me with tears in her eyes.

They say the first time won't ever last
But that didn't stop me, the first time he laughed
All my friends tried to warn me the day that we met
Girl don't you lost your heart yet

But do! Lose your heart. Isn't that thrill of jumping the best part of new love? The scared to death feeling of "What have I gotten myself into? Will this be the one?"

But his dark eyes dared me with danger
And sparks fly like flame to a paper
Fire in his touch burning me up
But still I held on.

Remember that first lust? The first time someone made your blood pound through your heart? The craziness of it all? The newness of discovering someone else, inside and out. And learning things about yourself you never knew existed.

'Cause I was already gone
I was already gone
I was already gone
Life is a runaway train you can't wait to jump on

How will I handle my little girl growing up? Becoming a woman?

The last time I saw him, we packed up my things
And he smiled like the first time he told me his name
And we cried with each other
We split the blame for the parts that we couldn't change

Pictures, dishes and socks

It's our whole life down to one box

There he was waving goodbye

On the front porch alone

But I was already gone.

I remember the end of my first real relationship, once I was out of the house and on my own. How that was just about as scary as falling in love in the first place.

Hangout, make lots of noise
And layout late with a boy
Make the mistakes that she made
Life is a runaway train you can't wait to jump on

Life is a runaway train and when I think about this baby and our lives together, I cannot wait to jump on.