Friday, October 30, 2009

22 weeks

Week: 22 weeks

Belly button in or out: in

Wedding rings on or off: on
Food cravings: Fruit, pizza

Adversions: nicotene

Nausea: none

Mood: overwhelmed at times and emotional

Maternity clothes: a few shirts, still using the bella band with my regular pants

Size of baby: small doll

Changes of baby: Ella Jae weighs 1 whole pound and is the size of a small doll! She is developing her senses, including touch, sight, hearing, and taste. She grabs and holds onto the umbilical cord and even though her eyes are still fused shut, she can perceive light and dark. She hears the sound of my voice and Adam's, my heart beating, the sound of my blood circulating, the barking of a dog, sirens, and a loud tv. She tastes pretty much everything I taste.

Other: Ella Jae's room is painted, chair rail is up, and the crib has bedding!! Now it is time to accessorize :) My belly has really seemed to "pop" over the last week!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Eating for two

Until recently, I have eaten as I normally did before I was pregnant. But wow!!! I beginning to eat for two! I read that I should not "eat for two" and only to increase my calorie intake by 300 calories. But what exactly do you do when you are practically starving?!! Today I ate 2 breakfast bars, applesauce, an apple, an oatmeal pie, and chicken sandwich, and it is not even supper time yet! I have never been a big snacker. For me to just grab a box of cheese nips or chips is highly unusal. And I have tried to particularly stay away from those things since I have been pregnant because I don't want Ella Jae to enter the world a "junk food junkie" haha! So when I do feel hungry I try to grab an apple or cereal bar with rolled oats or something. But man, am I hungry?? I have been trying to down the water, too, in hopes to kill the hunger pains but that doesn't seem to work haha! Tonight, Mem and Pep Lambert invited us for supper so I will be eating a nutritious supper soon! Hopefully my belly will get full along with Ella Jae's! Although, I am sure I will be hungry 2 hours later! Ha!

Speaking of food...has anyone tried the pre-cut, pre-washed apples in a bag? I am totally addicted! They can be kind of pricey but to me, it is worth the splurge! I buy the big bag and keep them at work and I could seriously eat the whole bag in one sitting! Hey...apples are nutritious and one a day keeps the doctor away, right :) Who knows, maybe Ella Jae will be an apple lover. The funny thing is, I never really ate apples before I was pregnant. I was a banana and orange kind of girl. Try these apples in a bag...supper yummy and there is no fuss because you do not have to cut or core them :)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Our weekend recap

Our weekend was pretty lazy! Adam worked all weekend and I did some things around the house. I mostly relaxed and played on our new laptop :) Friday night, Adam worked and I went to dinner with the fam at IHOP! It was so good! Who doesn't love breakfast for dinner? Then I went to good ole Hobby Lobby and then to girl's night at my friend Kelia's house! It was a small group but we had the best time watching "Say Yes to the Dress" and having lots and lots of girl-talk, ofcourse!!
Saturday, I slept in and did a little shopping. When Adam got home from work we went to Outback Steakhouse for a little date night! I had been craving it for a few weeks and it was so satisfying. Although, they never cook my steak right, but regardless it was still so yummy! Then we headed over to my cousin Tiff's house for UFC aka "fight night." The girls don't really watch, we tend to gather in the kitchen around the food and talk :)
Sunday, we went to Church. And one of my best friend's Jessica and her fiance', Nathan, joined us for Church. We ate at Grandma's for lunch and Ad had to jet off to work :( Sundays just aren't the same when he is at work.
Happy Monday, everyone! Hope you have a fantastic week!
5 more day until Halloween!

I'm a winner!!!

I was feeling the "Monday-blues" when I checked my email this morrning and much to my surprise there was an email from Hilary at!! I won the super cute Monogrammed Wax Pendant and necklace!!! Can you believe it? My day has been made!!!

A big shout out and thanks to Hilary for having the cutest give-a-way ever! And to Kimbra for being so kind to offer such a give-a-way and for making such an adorable pendant!

I am gonna get all my lovelies this sweet pendant for Christmas! Visit CallaghanArt Gallery to get one, too!

Friday, October 23, 2009

A Family A-FAIR

Last night we went to the Aiken County Fair! It was so much fun! I tired out pretty fast :( But we had a great time and ate lots of ymmuy-not good for you fair food! Ella Jae got her first taste of a corn dog and funnel cake! I've been slack on posting pictures lately so here are some pictures from the fair!

Me and my buddha belly

Mom and Dad

Adam and Me

The Lambert gang

Adrianna and Adam

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Fun Wednesday off!

I made great use of my time on my Wednesday off! My sweet husband went and picked us breakfast :) Then I got ready for my hair appointment. I got a little trim on my hair. It needed some attention something awful! Then I met Adam and the Pepere's for lunch at Wendy's! Me and Pep Lambert always eat at Wendy's when he comes into town. It is a tradition on of ours :) Then I went to visit with Kim at her salon because she had to bring baby Davis with her to work. So I was glad to go over and keep an eye on him :) I even got him to sleep by myself! I am sneaking in all the practice that I can! After our sweet visit, I met the whole Lambert gang at Ryan's for family night. It was everyone minus Adam because he was ofcourse working :( But it was fun! Then I ran over to mingle with my Zeta sisters at our annual Pumkin Carve. It is so great to know that an idea my Zeta sister and I had 5 years ago is still a ZTA tradition! I even made it to my cousin's last football after the pumkin carve. My cousin, Adrianna, is like my little sister. I was 11 when she was born and was the only girl on that side of the family until she made her debut. So I was one excited girl to have another girl in the family! She is cheering for her middle school, actually the same middle I cheered for, and finally made it to see her cheer during her last football game of the season. The football team lost but the cheerleaders did great ofcourse, and Adrianna was the cutest one :) I am a little biased, obviously!! I really enjoy my days off when I feel like I get a lot accomplished and do things that I want to get done. Yesterday, I was able to spend a lot of qualoty time with the people I love most and it was so great!

Tonight, we are planning a trip to the Aiken County Fair :) I am so excited! It will be the whole Lambert gang even Adam :) Adam and I have not been to a fair since we have been together. He always had soccer or work. But yah!!! We are finally going to make it this year! I hope that it will be a tradition we can continue with Ella Jae. Growing, me and my mom's family always went to the Aiken Fair. It would be all us cousins and we would get so excited as we would approach the fairgrounds! We would unbuckle our seatbelts so we could inch up a little highers to see the lights. We would always spot to farris wheel first! We would always have a funnel cake and as much as I love funnel cakes, I don't like when I get all the powder all over me haha! I am really looking forward to the fair tonight and especially the food! Who doesn't love fair food, especially a pregnant woman :)

P.S. Ella Jae's room is being painted today :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A cute give-a-way...

I was blog hopping like I LOVE to do and found this super cute blog, BlissfullyEnamored. I can't am having trouble linking the blog so the web address is She is giving away this trendy necklace...

Now go over there and register to win yourself :)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Our weekend recap

Our weekend was quite eventful! I worked Saturday until 1pm and then started preparing for Megan and Nicholas' engagement party on Sunday. Mem and Pep Lambert are in town so I met them for supper Saturday night, and then Mom came over to help me prepare a couple things for Sunday. Poor Addie boy had to close Saturday night and open on Sunday so it didn't get to be real involved with all the festivites :( Sunday, my day started bright and early. I even skipped Church so I could get everything all set for 2 pm. Mom came over to help. She was such a great help in buying and preparing food. Mem Lambert and Erica came early to help set up as well. I thought I could do it all by myself, but it was so nice to have sweet help and they we so willing to do anything. Mom helped me prepare all the food, Mem picked up the petit fours for us and helped set out the food, and Erica picked up last minute items and helped make sandwiches. I would have been in such a tizzy without those women!! We had a lot of fun together while we were getting everything all set up for the party!

The party went really well! We had a great turn out! The food was so yummy and we had plenty left over. It was so nice to see two families come together and mingle for Megan and Nicholas! They are so loved!!

After the party, we had a little "after party!" It was NFL Sunday football! So ofcourse that meant watching the Patriots game! The girls mingled in the kitchen while the guys watched the game :) The game was a complete my hubby was a happy man :)

Adam and I were able to relax together and hang out so that was a great end to the weekend! He helped me clean up the kitchen and put away the dishes and then we watched game highlights (ofcourse haha) and Premonition. The weekend went by way too fast for my liking! Now it is time for the work week. Fortunately, I have Wednesday and the weekend off so that is definitely something to look forward to! Maybe Adam and I can even sneak in a trip to the Aiken Co fair :)

Friday, October 16, 2009

The crib is up!

Last night, Adam's parents came over to our house for dinner! It is always so nice having them over. I love having company period! I just love to entertain and wish I could do it more. After dinner, Adam and his dad put up the crib, and mom and I assisted when needed :) The crib looks so nice!! Mom and dad were even gracious enough to buy the bedding as well! We are so thankful for them and all they do for us! They take such good care of us! We are truly blessed by our entire family!

After Mom and Dad left and Adam was watching tv, I just sat in Ella Jae's room thinking of all that is yet to be. I thought of how she will nap in her swing that sits against the wall, how she will sleep peacefully in her new beautiful crib that her Popi and Mem so willingly bought for her, how Adam and I will sneak into her room at night to look at her and pray over her after she has fallen asleep, how I will rock her and read to her in the antique rocking chair my Mama gave to me, and how she will someday play in the floor with our her toys. I think it really hit me last night that we are actually having a baby and she will be here in 5 short months! I wanted to be a mommy my whole life and Adam and I prayed for her before we ever knew we would be blessed with her. It brings tears to my eyes to think that is 5 months we will see her face, touch her soft wrinkly skin, hold her sweet hands and feet and ofcourse give her sweet kisses as much as the day is long! What a blessing, what a priviledge that God chose Adam and I to be her parents, to love her, protect her, teach and guide her! I really am enjoying being pregnant and feeling her little movements, but I cannot wait for her to be here with us and make our family complete!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

20 weeks...half way there!

I cannot believe that I am half way through my pregnancy already! Time has flown by so quickly! I am feeling great and my belly is growing along with other parts :) I have never weighed as much as I do now. At my last vist, I had gained around 6 lbs I think and the doc said I was doing well with my weight, but I think I have gained even more now haha! I got on the scales the other night and weighed 9 lbs more than I did before I got pregnant. It will be interesting to see just how big I do get...haha! Ella Jae is moving, ALOT! It is the greatest feeling and I get the same exciting feeling each time I feel her move!! I can even see her kick when I am lying down. My belly will actually move :) It is the neatest thing! Recently though, when she is moving and someone touches my belly to feel her, she stops moving..that little stinker!!! Our next visits to the doctor are Nov 4. and 13. I cannot wait to go back and she how much she has grown! My high risk doctor will release me at that point and they will also do a sonogram. And...they have the technology to do a 3d sonogram and there is no charge! I cannot wait for that! She could even have hair at that precious?!

week: 20 weeks

belly button: in

wedding rings on or off: on

food cravings: Fruit...apples and oranges

adversions: gas fumes

nausea: none

mood: happy and exicted

maternity clothes: I have two pair of pants for work and still using the bella band for my jeans. But I am going to invest in some jeans soon!!

size of baby: banana

changes of baby: weighs 10 1/2 oz, measures 10 in. from head to toe, swallowing more these days, permanent teeth forming behind baby teeth, can differeniate between morning, afternoon, and evening, and starts to become more active at certain times than others.

next appt: Nov. 4

Other: In the process of getting the nursery ready!!!

(I saw this fill-in-the-blank on another blog and thought it was a great idea and easier to read all the updates!)

What fun on a rainy day!

I made the most yummy pumpkin muffins yesterday! I really wanted to make a pumpkin pie, but after searching for a good fall recipe, I stumbled across the pumpkin muffin recipe and had to make them to take to Mem's for supper. It was a great day for baking, too! It rained ALL day so it was a nice day to stay inside and bake :) I also made my house smell like fall by boiling water, vanilla, cinnamon and pumpkin spice! All my tall candle lighters are out of fluid and that was a great way to make our home smell like fall. I think it even did a better job than a candle because the scent filled the entire house!

Pumpin Muffins
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 t baking powder
1 1/2 t cinnamon
1/4 t ginger
1/2 t nutmeg
1/2 t salt
4 T butter, cut into pieces
1 c pumpkin
1/2 c evap. milk
1 egg
1 1/2 t vanilla

-Preheat over to 400 degrees
-Sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly.
-In seperate bowl, mix pumpkin, evap. milk, egg, and vanilla.
-Pour pumpkin mix in flour mix. Fold until combined.
-Pour combined mix into muffin pan. Makes 12 muffins.
-Bake at 25 min.

After supper at Mem's, we rented the movie "The Proposal!" It was so funny! I have always loved Sandra Bullock and was saddened when she kind of fell off the movie scene for a couple years. She is hilarious to me! I can't wait to see the new movie she has out with Bradley Cooper!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Our weekend

This past weekend Adam and I were able to spend some quality time together! It is rare that we get a whole weekend together and we savored every minute of it! I took off Friday so we could have a long weekend together. On Friday, we spent the morning cleaning a little and running errands. That afternoon we cleaned out our back garage and decided to have a spur of the moment yard sale. So we gathered all the things we wanted to sell and posted some last minute signs at the ends of our street. Then we ate supper at Salsa's (my fav!) and met his mom at Target to FINALLY purchase a crib for Ella Jae! So...about the crib...we had so much drama with JC Penney so I just happened to be at Target the other day, looking in the baby section, and fell in love with the crib they had on display! It was reasonably priced and beautiful, so when I got home I looked it up and read all the comments and knew it was a winner!!! So we have drib for Ella Jae!!!
Saturday, we woke up way too early for our yard sale although we had a good turn out and surpassed our own expectations especially since it was so last minute. What we didn't sell we took to Salvation Army. Then we came home, popped a pizza in the over and after eating, we took a nice long nap. That evening we decided to go out for a nice date night. We ate at Chili's (yah for two for $20!!) and went to the movies to see "Couple's Retreat." It was really funny and it was packed. We made a pit stop to get candy before, ofcourse!! It was a great night! It felt like we hadn't been to the movies in so long. We had a great night! We know in the near future our "date nights" will be few and far between so we are enjoying them now!! Although, I am sure we won't miss our date nights that much because we will have a new sweet little addition to our family and she will consume all our time and we will enjoy EVERY minute of it!
Sunday, we went to Church and ate at Grandma's as usual :) Then we went to Adam's parents to watch NFL football. I am not the biggest fan of NFL but I get enjoyment out of it because Adam does! Although he was a little heart broken because the Patriots lost and it is not fun to see him when they lose! But there is always next week!
Now it is back to reality! I traveled to ATL today for more training and Adam is winding down from his vaca days and heads back to work on Wed. Hope everyone has a great week!!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Gotta love Wednesdays!

Thankfully, I had the day off today! I get every other Wednesday off from work :) I don't know what I will do when I have to work EVERY Wednesday someday! On Wednesdays, we also have family night at Adam's grandparents house. It is a nice time to catch up with everyone and we laugh a lot! Tonight, Mem made "wok chicken!" was so good!!! I still smell like I walked out a japenese restaurant! Haha! Then, I took Megan and Nicholas to see a house that my Mama has for sell. It is so cute and Megan and Nicholas loved it! It is completely remodeled and has 2 bedrooms...the perfect starter home. I pray that they can find the perfect little home to start a family and that meets their every need just as Adam and I did. Everything we will work out perfectly for them in God's timing, I just know it! It always does! Megan and I hit up TJ MAXX afterwards and yum! I had decaf, ofcourse! I never had a sister so it will be nice to have one in Megan! She loves shopping and Starbucks just like me...what more could a girl ask for?!!!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Preggo pics

10 weeks preggers

14 weeks preggers

18 weeks preggers

What a difference, huh? It is so funny to look back and see how far "we've" come! I cannot wait to see when I am 40 weeks and look back on the past weeks to see the progress! You can finally tell I am pregnant, when I wear a tight/close fitting shirt :) I am carrying really low which I never really understood the concept before. I had always heard that typically you carry girls low and boys are high but never really thought much about it. When I went for the 3d sonogram, the technician told me that I was carrying extremely low. Now it makes sense, hence my baby bump looks like a little pooch because I am "carrying low"! Haha! I cannot believe I am almost half way through my pregnancy! And I know with the holidays around the corner, the time is going to pass even quicker. I am not sure if that is a good or bad thing yet because I really want her to get here and see her sweet little face, but I also want to enjoy being pregnant!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Little piggies

Look at those those sweet little feet!
I cannot wait to nibble on those little piggies!!!!
(Excuse the lines in the pic...)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

18 weeks

Ella Jae is approx. 5 1/2 in. long and weighs 7 oz. She is busy flexing and moving her arms and legs. Her female organs are formed and in place. Her blood vessles are visible through her skin and her ears are in final position. A protective covering of myelin is beginning to form around her nerves, a process that will continue a year after she is born.

Ella Jae is moving a lot. I typically feel her move in the morning and at night. My belly is starting to grow, finally! To the normal person, I still don't look pregnant but those who know me can tell. I bought 2 pair of maternity pants to wear to work. I can still wear my regular pants with the bella band although the maternity pants are MUCH more comfortable. I may wear those forever...just kidding! I have gained 6 lbs. and should be gaining more weight in my 2nd trimester...although I hope not too much! As bad as I want to look pregnant, I don't want to gain tremendous amounts of weight so for that reason, I will be patient with my baby bump!