Tuesday, August 30, 2011

One Year

On 8/28/2010 my life changed forever.  I married this man.


Isn’t he cute?  He’s also the most loving, supportive, caring man I know (well, obviously besides my Dad).  He is an amazing husband and will be such a great father.  He already is a great father.  He talks to little “Wy-man” (as he calls him) and it is so adorable.  He wanted a child from the first moment we were married.  You can’t say that about most men.  He was made to be a dad.

I don’t know how he puts up with me, but somehow he manages.  

A year ago he made me the happiest girl in the world and I cannot believe that we are about to embark on this journey called parenthood.


I love you, Bradley Kirk. 

Cheers to 50 more years.  (um…we will cheers as soon as I can have some champagne, for real.)

Thanks for my yummy cupcake this weekend and surprising me by taking me to Amerigo. It was reaaaaalll yum. :)


It was a champagne cupcake.   Guess that’s as close as I’m getting…

Thursday, August 25, 2011

high times with Jerry…err…Kaidy?

So as most of you know, I am in two weddings just a short few weeks before this sweet boy is coming.  It is okay, we talk about it on the way to work in the mornings and I’ve made it clear he cannot come until after the weddings.  I think he agrees.

Well I have been searching and searching for a dress that looks like Swayze’s bridesmaids dress in a maternity size and I finally found one. When I went to order it, the website wanted me to put in my dress size…umm like hello, it is a maternity dress and there are no maternity sizes…what?  So I call the 24/7 customer service hotline and get a lady who speaks very bad broken English.  She tells me to just give my bust size in the comment section and make a note that I will be 8.5 months pregnant.  Not reassuring to say the least.

So today I actually find a dress that Swayze and I both like better.  It looks a lot more like her bridesmaid’s dress and it is even slightly cheaper (score!).  It also has thick straps so I can wear a bra which is super-quadruple-whammy-score!   The website looks oddly familiar though…All of the icons and color swatches are the same as the website from the other dress.  I click “chat now” to ask about how to order a size in this dress.

Jerry comes to the chat.  I talk to “Jerry” for a long time.  He tells me to measure all of the different things and then to put in the notes column all of my measurements, how far along I will be and any other instructions. Then at the end of the conversation, he says “this is Kaidy by the way”.  Oh hey Kaidy, I thought I was talking to Jerry.  Am I even talking to Kaidy?? Probably not.  I can tell by her saying things like “I can understand you” instead of “yes” or “ok”.

Anyways, I love “Kaidy”.  I end up talking to her about 5 different times today.  She even tells me how beautiful I will be at said wedding (weird?  nah…).  At lunch my mother in law measures me…belly, bust, under bust, height, shoulders, you name it.  I wrote a very detailed message in the comment box at check out about how I want this dress to fit.  Even telling them I don’t want cleavage. 

Then I clicked my chat box and told “Kaidy” that I bought it.  She said they will get the instructions and make it according to what I told them. It will be great.

Then I waited for my confirmation email.

Then I clicked the box and told “Kaidy” I am waiting for my confirmation email.

Then credit card services called me and asked if I would authorize $90 to dfjdlkfjdfjdfj in China.

Then I told “Kaidy”.  She tried to assure me all is well, to stay calm and they will make the dress.  She personally sends me my confirmation email (a very sketchy confirmation email at that).

Now I have to wait 17 days wondering if a) I am even going to get a dress, b) if my credit card information was stolen by someone in China, c) if the dress does come, will it even come close to fitting?

Happy waiting.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Heavy issue

I tried to make the title a little clever.  I’m talking about weight gain and pregnancy. 

I don’t care who you are and what you tell me…it sucks and you know it.  Up until this week, I was the person who was like “it doesn’t matter…you are gaining it for your baby…blah blah blah” and believe me, I still  know that.  That fact doesn’t make hearing you’ve gained 18 pounds any easier.

I’ve always struggled with my weight.  I know I have never been obese or fat, but I have to work out and eat well to look good.  Right before I got pregnant, I had lost about 7 lbs and was feeling really good about myself.  I was working out and doing weight watchers—just getting healthy after the college and newlywed weight had accumulated.  I know I am a curvy girl and will always be the same size that I am, but I just like to feel good in my clothes.

Then I got pregnant.  I really have been okay with gaining the weight.  I love looking at my growing belly.  I want this sweet boy to be big and healthy and happy.  It is just hard sometimes thinking about losing the weight after.  And the fact that I am in TWO weddings when I am 8 and 1/2 months pregnant.  I am just envisioning the skinny, beautiful girls standing beside enormous me. (And believe me…both weddings…skinny, beautiful girls.  every. last. one. of. them)

I think it hit me when my husband weighed himself the other morning and I peaked over to see that he is currently 10 pounds less than me.  I almost cried.  He has lost almost 10 pounds doing this insanity workout thing for the past 20 days.  And I have obviously gained.  I just want to be like…can’t you do that AFTER I have the baby!?! 

Don’t freak out reading this and think I am going to stop eating or something.  If you know me, you know that would never happen.  I eat all the time…pregnant or not pregnant.  And I am not crazy and would NEVER starve my baby of the nutrients he needs to grow.  I am just venting because it sucks to look at the scale and see a number you have never seen in your life and know that it is only going to increase 15 or so more pounds.  Gross.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Nursery Update

Okay people…I have pictures (from the phone) of the nursery so far. It is not done.  We are waiting for our fabulous chair to get here and of course need to put decoration on the walls and windows.

Until then, here it is…my mama came this weekend and slaved over these stripes.  She measured it out, drew chalk lines, taped over it, then painted.  She is a saint. So talented.  Also huge thanks to my mother in law and husband who primed, painted trim & painted the base color.  That’s called TEAMWORK!


This little bookshelf nook was already built-in…so glad we have it :)  You can kind of see half of Tigger behind that monkey on the very top shelf (not the little one)…I have had that since I was 8 months old. My sister brought it back when she got to go to Disneyworld.  I’ve slept with him every night since I was 8 months until I got married.  Sad. Had to give it up.  He is still on my “what to grab if there is a fire” list.  That is a mental list, of course.



This was Brad’s old dresser that matched our crib perfectly.  The chair will be in that corner.  It is between the dresser and changing table.



Just need a little pillow for that sweet sham (that will be on the chair—not in the bed…safety hazard).  The precious blanket with the bassinet on it is from my sister and her hubby.  They got it when they still lived in Italy.  I am scared to use it…it is so special and beautiful!

So there it is so far.  I am so pleased.  It is perfect.  When the chair comes I will probably never leave this room.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

26 weeks

26 weeks…Really??

I cannot believe we are already here…from now on going to the doctor every 2 weeks. How insane is that.  It is just really, really unreal.  I may have hyperventilated a little bit during my baby shower.  No big deal.

Here’s some exciting things we learned at the doctor yesterday…

-My little man is two pounds.  This just makes me smile.

- He is head down.  WOOHOO way to go!! They said he will move a thousand times before it really matters though… thought we won that battle…

- No more placenta previa.  I’m pretty pumped about this.  I didn’t tell the blog world, but yea we found out I had it a few months ago which meant C-Section for sure.  But now its completely cleared up.  Thank you Lord.  My hubby may or may not benefit from this news also.

- I’m even more anemic than I was a few months ago even though I take iron every day.  So now I have to take THREE iron pills a day…have you ever taken this?? It is pretty much the grossest thing ever.  My sweet doctor actually said “I don’t know how you are going to get 3 of these down.  I wouldn’t have been able to”.  Thanks.

This is Wyatt and I this morning…

26 weeks

Sorry for the blur…cell phone.

I promise to post a nursery update before the end of the week.  It WILL be my next post!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

First Baby Shower

This weekend was my first baby shower. It was amazing, overwhelming, emotional....perfect. We have wonderful friends and family that support us and we appreciate it so much.

me and my mama

my mama & my mother in law...I have two great mom's to look up to

college friends...love (chi omega love...pref night is tonight...I had to say it)

the girls that gave us our awesome stroller! (maris, amye & katie weren't there...but THANK Y'ALL!)

sweet friends Lisa & Lauren

Our cousin Heather and her baby Kainsley...she will be exactly one year older than Wyatt...can't wait til they get to play together!
Is this not so creative and cute? My MIL made a bassinet out of a watermelon!
The shower was adorable and there were so many cute decorations and treats. I did not get as many pictures of all the decor as I would have liked and I definitely didn't get pictures with all of my friends that were there! The hostesses got us the changing table that goes perfectly in the nursery. Tomorrow I will post pictures of the nursery so far. It is beyond anything I imagined. My mama is so talented! I cannot stop going in there just to look...it is officially my favorite room in the house.

I've been playing with the spacing on this for an hour...I don't understand why blogger is so terrible when it comes to spacing!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Prayer for everyday.

If you are my facebook friend, you already saw these verses, but this is what I need to read everyday. Both really apply to my life right now. I'm trying to give all the worry and anxiety away, and if you know me, you know this is near impossible.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

“Then Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?’”Luke 12:22-26

Calm my heart.

Monday, August 8, 2011

nursery update...and food?

This weekend was very productive! The nursery is finally painted the base color and I actually cooked a few things on Sunday.

I tried fried okra for the first time. I made it how my mother in law makes it. I love it with just a little breading on it so you can really taste the okra. It was ah-maze. The hubs was pretty impressed that I did so well for my first time. I also made my mama's chicken salad to use for lunch this week, but did not take a picture. And I really can't believe I didn't take a picture of what Brad made--home made meatballs--made with pork, lamb and beef. They were so good, holy crap. We have lots left to make subs too.

We had to take a pic of my meal on Saturday night. haha. We used our birthday gift certificate and went to one of my favorite places, Mint. I ordered the rib eye. It was 16 oz. After appetizers, I ended up eating about 3 bites and we took the rest home. But look at that thing!!

Kingsley has the bone. That is another story all in itself. It is his first real bone and he is so protective. It is literally the most hilarious thing in life. We were crying with laughter watching him take it to every corner and nook of the house trying to find the perfect place to hide it..

Nursery Update:

And ta-da the nursery is painted the base color!! It is called swiss coffee. It is a Benjamin Moore color, but I got Sherwin Williams to match it because they are nicer and a little bit less expensive (had a coupon). Brad also painted the trim, doors, and bookshelf...which is in that little nook. It is built in. Stripes to come this weekend....beyond excited!!

... And ordered the chair/glider! This is the exact fabric too...mine will be here in 4-6 weeks. It is a cream color with cream designs on it. I know, I'll definitely have to scotch guard that. I love it though. It is the.most.comfortable.chair. in the world AND I would put it in any room of my house.

So get excited...I know I am!

Friday, August 5, 2011

True Life: I'm a general life blogger.

That's right. I don't really blog about anything in particular. Just life. Day to day stuff. Currently, pregnancy stuff.

I'll be 25 weeks on Saturday meaning just 3 months and about 2 weeks left. Cannot believe it still. Hubs and I will be married for one year on August 28th. Yep, do the math--we will just barely be married a year by the time we have our first baby. We were going to start trying in the fall, but you know that saying where God laughs at your plans? He laughed at ours. So instead, we will be having our first baby in the fall. We cannot wait for our little Wyatt Harrison though :)

Here's a few pics... I think he is super hot and I'm throwing in the groom's cake so you will know a few things about us. Number one: We love Mississippi State.Go Dawgs., Number two: We love carrot cake, and Number three: I am a golf widow (top of cake was a putting green). Those are pretty important facts.

Awww...hey buggy...how did you get in there? That's our baby Kingsley. He can't wait to be a big brother in November. Except, uh, he is not going to know what to do...super spoiled. It is going to be bad news...

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Seriously, Thursday!?

It's that time again....

Yes, when I am having a busy week, I'll at least do Seriously Thursday.

1. Seriously, RHONY reunion pt1&2 were pretty much the best thing on television in quite some time. Drama, drama, drama.

2. Seriously, I want to learn how to use my camera. Someone help me. Please. Nikon D...and some numbers...3600 maybe?

3. Seriously, you know when you try to prove yourself at work and you feel like still nothing is going to ever happen...that's how I feel. We were in the talks of me doing something different until I got pregnant and now I feel like I'm at a huge stand still. Yes, my dream would be to stay at home, but guess what, I can't. So if I am still going to work I need a better job within the company.

(end rant. I don't ever talk about my job on this blog bcz I love where I work...just need to make more money. In a big kind of way)

4. Seriously, I am so excited that little boy's room will get started this weekend. Hubs and his mom are priming, painting trim, and painting base color. Next weekend my mama is coming to town to do the stripes (yes, stripes). I.cannot.wait.

5. Seriously, the coolest thing in the world is feeling Wyatt move around. I mean, wow people.

6. Seriously, I cannot sleep. Niether Walmart nor Target sells pregnancy pillows in stores meaning I have to order online. I loathe online shopping. I may be in a minority here, but I like to see things.

Pictures to come of the ever-progressing nursery....

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