Life Lately With a Newborn

Hi!!! Happy Thursday!! How are you all? We are getting out of straight survival mode and finally getting into a pretty good routine… although it changes day by day. Today I thought I would share some updates and pictures from the last couple weeks with miss Francy.

Overall our sweet girl is very happy most of the time. Ofcourse she fusses when she is hungry, but she doesn’t mind baths or diaper changes, thankfully! She also loves to be moving all the time whether it is in her snoo basinet (100% worth the money in my opinion), swing or stroller.. she just loves to be in motion.

She also loves a good nap on daddy… I have about 100 of these pictures and I think I am going to make a book of all “naps on daddy” pictures. 🙂

She also makes the kissy face very regularly which is just about the cutest thing I have ever seen.

We have had a lot of great meals provided by friends – we are forever thankful. One less meal to have to think about with a newborn is such a blessing!!

More naps on daddy. 🙂

We received these two blankets from my old boss and Jon’s work – such sweet gifts! Our girlie is soo spoiled!

We didn’t do anything for the holiday weekend, but ofcourse Mimi got Francy a festive outfit. 🙂 Francy’s due date was 7/1/21 so we planned to be in the hospital on the 4th of July, but I sure am glad we got to meet her 3 weeks earlier!!

I just love her sooo much. I definitely fell in love when I first met her, but I will say – each day I just become more and more obsessed with her. I just love staring at her and cuddling her all day long. The days just pass by so quickly and I really am trying to just soak up each moment as I know this time will go by so fast.

The dogs are still doing great with the baby which makes me so happy.

Callie gets up with me (in the middle of the night) for every single feeding. It is just the sweetest thing ever. If the baby is crying in her bassinet and I haven’t gotten her yet, Callie comes over to me and starts whining to “alert” me that the baby is crying. She has motherly instincts and I know she will be so protective over the baby in the years to come. We have a house cleaner that comes a couple times a month and she came over this week and Callie did NOT like when she got near the baby… we will have to teach Callie that other people are allowed to be near the baby. LOL.

Our girlie is growing like a weed and already up to 8 pounds and 1.5 ounces. We saw a lactation specialist this week just to make sure she is getting enough nutrition through each breastfeeding session. They weigh the baby before and after each feeding so you can know exactly how much milk the baby is getting. She gained 2 ounces, which is perfect for her age right now. We have pretty much gotten completely off formula and have been strictly breastfeeding and pumping for Jon to give her one of the nighttime bottles. Breastfeeding is going really well for us, and for that, I am very grateful. I’ve always said I will breastfeed as long as it makes sense for me and the baby, but I don’t have a timeline or goal in mind so we will just see how it goes.

We got to use my brother-in-law’s and his girlfriend’s pool the other day for Francy’s first pool day… she clearly loved it. HA! She slept through the whole thing. 🙂

The puppies got to go too! 🙂

My mom has been buying Francy ALL the pink outfits so we have been having a lot of fashion shows over here lately. 🙂

That is all I have for today! I am working to get back on a regular posting schedule, but am trying to enjoy my time at home with my girl so I am not sure what my blogging schedule will look like just yet. I will pop in again soon, but feel free to follow me on instagram, where i post more often. Hope you all have a great rest of your week and an amazing weekend!!! XOXOXO

Francy’s Birth Story

Good morning!! I hope you are all doing well! We are still adjusting to life with a newborn. It is exhausting and so special too. We are working on getting in a rhythm without Mimi (my mom) here to help.

I have been breastfeeding (very thankful I am able) and supplementing with formula since the beginning. This has allowed my husband to be able to feed Francy and me to be able to get a little bit longer stretches of sleep, which is very much appreciated right now. We actually started supplementing with formula in the hospital for a couple reasons. Our girl is really tiny and got down to 5.15 lbs and had a little jaundice so her doctor recommended we supplement with formula to help her gain weight faster and apparently formula is better at getting rid of jaundice than breastmilk… who knew. This seems to be working well for us now so we will see what happens. I plan to breastfeed as long as I can (I am pumping too), especially since I work from home once I go back to work in September. I am not sure I would have the same determination to breastfeed/pump if I had to go into an office… it is a lot of work!!

Time to share Francy’s birth story. As previously mentioned, I was diagnosed with Cholestasis in my 34th week of pregnancy and it is recommended to induce around 37 weeks with this condition to avoid potential risks and negative outcomes for the baby. We were scheduled to induce on June 11th (37weeks and 1 day) at 5am. I did not sleep a wink the night before due to the itching caused by the Cholestasis so I was extremely tired when it was time to go to the hospital. Our moms stayed at our house to watch the doggies while we were in the hospital.

I actually worked out the morning of our induction because I needed to relax and get my mind off of what was about to happen… I was never actually nervous for my delivery, but that morning I started getting a little anxious thinking that this baby had to get out of my body somehow. LOL.

We arrived at the hospital at 5am and waited around for a little while until a nurse finally came out to the waiting room to chat with us. She informed us that there were 3 emergency C sections at 4:45am (which each require 3 nurses) so she let us know that there were not enough nurses to start my induction at that time and we were sent home… ugh! She told us to come back around 7:30am. The hospital is about 20 minutes from our house so we just decided to go home and have some breakfast and relax. After a couple hours we drove back to the hospital only to be told AGAIN that the nursery was completely full (all 32 baby beds were occupied, which apparently rarely happens), but the nurse told us that I would get induced that day because it was medically indicated (versus an elective induction). She sent us home and told us she would call us to inform us when we should come back this time.

We received a call around 12pm (we were thinking it wouldn’t be until that night so we were very excited to receive this call!) and told to come back in. We hopped in the car and headed back to the hospital. Once we arrived around 1pm, we waited for a bit until the nurse called us back to take us to our room to get us settled and start an IV. They also gave me anti-itching meds through the IV because my Cholestasis was making me so very itchy and uncomfortable.

Last pregnant picture 🙂

About an hour later they started the Pitocin (2pm) to hopefully begin labor (I was only about 1 cm dilated at this point) and the doctor inserted a foley bulb (balloon) to speed up the dilation process. The doctor told me to get an epidural soon if I was going to get one, but I thought no, I will wait until I really need one since I was feeling ok at this point. Well… about an hour later my contractions were sooo intense I requested an epidural, but we had to wait on the anesthesiologist and then the epidural takes a bit of time to kick in (4pm). I had heard that the foley bulb and epidural were both painful to receive, but I didn’t think either of them were painful or uncomfortable at all.

Once the epidural kicked in, I felt so much relief and was so happy I decided to get one. The nurse had me put the peanut ball between my legs and had me keep switching sides (with a lot of assistance since the epidural makes you very numb). Around 6pm I started getting really nauseous and was dry heaving for about an hour (yuck!) and finally got a couple different anti nausea meds in me, which made me feel much better.

Jon just enjoying a nice lunch while I labored. 😉

Around 7:30pm the doctor took out the balloon and checked my cervix. I was only about 4 cm dilated at this point. He decided to break my water. Jon was shocked that we actually heard a big gush when he broke my water. Ha! It was a little funny. Around 9pm I started feeling intense contractions again and we notified the anesthesiologist and he said he just thought I needed more meds through the epidural. They finally kicked it and then I was super nauseous again.

At about 11pm my blood pressure started dropping (they think due to one of the meds in the epidural) so they started pumping me with a lot more fluids. At one point my blood pressure was 44/33… which is obviously not good. They kept asking if I felt ok, which I didn’t but it was hard to tell if it was my blood pressure or just the pure exhaustion from not sleeping much in the past month and being in labor. I was still only 4 cm dilated at this point.The doctor decided to place an internal pressure catheter (in between cervix and baby’s head) to measure the contractions from inside. He also increased my pitocin dosage too.

At 4am the epidural stopped working completely. I could feel every contraction and no part of my lower body was numb. It was really intense. At this point the doctor said I was 5-6 cm dilated. I requested the anesthesiologist to come check my epidural and they decided I needed a new one (it wasn’t deep enough?), but the doctor was in an emergency c section at this time so we had to wait quite a while. I was in a lot of pain at this point, but just kept trying to keep calm. Around 6am (yes, two hours of no epidural was brutal!!), my doctor checked my cervix and said I was 9.5 cm dilated and I needed to start pushing. I said I will as soon as I get a new epidural… LOL. He was like you have to start pushing now.. we can’t wait. I said oh yes we can! I knew mentally I was not prepared for an unmedicated birth. Thankfully they were able to find another anesthesiologist to give me a new epidural around 6:30am. He was great and pumped the meds quickly and I was numb really fast.

About 5 minutes after the new epidural was in my doctor told me to start pushing!! I pushed for about 30 minutes and then my doctor had to leave (he stayed over his 24 hour shift to try to deliver my baby, but at this point he had to go) so another doctor in the same practice came in to take over. Jon was coaching me on the side and being really supportive. Between the epidural meds and not sleeping in days, I was literally falling asleep in between pushes and they kept having to wake me up. Jon asked the doctor if he has had patients fall asleep during labor before and he said actually yes, it does happen. LOL. After about 30 more minutes of pushing, our baby girl was born!!! It was such a surreal moment. It just didn’t feel real.. I felt like I was dreaming.

Francy Reed Plump was born on 6/12/21 at 8:03am weighing 6.9lbs and was 19.5 inches long. If you remember, we didn’t know the sex of baby P so her birth was extra special getting to find out she was a girl and tell our families too!

Off to go snuggle my girl, but I will share more of the days in the hospital after her birth next time. Let me know if you have any questions. We are SO overjoyed that our baby girl is here and I am so grateful I did not have go wait another 3 weeks to meet her!!

First Week at Home With Miss Francy

Hi friends!!! How are you? It has been a whirlwind since we got home from the hospital. I am still working on typing up Francy’s birth story, but hope to have that finished soon! Lots to share!

Since we had to induce early, most of our immediate family was able to be here for her birth, which was really nice. The hospital we delivered at just recently changed their visitor policy so we were able to have as many visitors as we wanted, just one at a time. This was extra nice because we spent a couple additional days in the hospital so at least our families could come visit each day.

My mom, Mimi, meeting baby Francy for the first time!

Jon’s momma, Gramy, meeting baby P!

My dad and little brother flew in for a few days to meet our girl.. it was so special!

Jacob, my 14 year old half brother, is an uncle!!! 🙂

My sister got to meet her niece!

Morgan’s fiance, Max, came too!! He’s such a natural! 😉
Jon’s brother, Chris, and his girlfriend, Lindsey, came to meet baby Francy too!

We were blessed with help from my mother-in-law and my momma after Francy’s arrival.

I think Francy wore Mimi out. 😉

My momma left yesterday morning and we are all really sad. :(. Mimi took quite a few night feedings so we were really lucky.

Our first two weeks at home have been busy and wonderful all at the same time. We are exhausted and so happy at the same time. Lots of people have been asking about the doggies and yall, they are doing great!! So much better than I could have imagined.

Tito and Callie are very interested in the baby and always sniffing her and Riley… he has no clue the baby is even here. 🙂

I was definitely worried how the dogs would react, but so far, there have been no signs of aggression or stress from the pups. We have been taking a LOT of walks so they have been pretty happy!

Sweet girl at her doctor’s visit. 🙂

Baby girl had her first bath at home… look at that expression! Ha!! She actually didn’t mind it at all.
We are soaking up these precious moments with our girl and loving it. Jon is off work another two weeks and I am so thankful.

Sweet baby P in her peapod. 🙂

Off for a walk with my girl. Will be back soon!!

Baby and Bridal Showers

Hi friends!! I hope you are having a great week! We have been busy getting everything ready for Baby P! Tomorrow we head to the hospital to be induced so we are just a little excited about here! Our moms are both in town and more family will come this weekend. Our hospital recently changed the visitor policy so it looks like we may get some visitors at the hospital!

I need to say a quick HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my little sister!! She’s the best there is and I’m just so so lucky to have her in my life. Can’t wait for her to become an auntie this weekend!!!

Let’s back up to last weekend. My best friend from Nashville flew into San Antonio to drive to Dallas with me for a long weekend full of celebrations that began with a baby shower for Baby P!! The shower was pea themed… my momma knit that peapod on the mantel – so stinkin cute!!

It was soo much fun! We had a ton of family in town and these ladies really made me feel so special. This baby doesn’t know how lucky he/she is to have such a great support system already!

All the girlies!!!

All the beautiful little details. 🙂

Friday night my sister’s friends hosted a Stock the Bar Couples Shower for my sister and her fiance Max! We had a blast with everyone celebrating the happy couple!!

Saturday morning my mom, cousin, aunts and I hosted a bridal shower for my sister… my at well throw ALL the parties while everyone is in town, right?!?

All the Lange girls! and little Karli, my cousin’s kiddo, who will be my sister’s flower girl. So precious!!!

A bunch of the girls on Saturday morning!

We had a mimosa bar, a brunch spread, played games, opened gifts and ofcourse my mom’s honey was the parting gift. 🙂

My momma, sister and I somehow ended up color coordinating. 🙂

The groom made a special appearance too!

A girlie trip wouldn’t be complete without matching PJs. 🙂

We spent the rest of the weekend lounging by the pool… we were all exhausted from all the fun parties, but it was so worth it!

Sunday my bestie, mother-in-law and I drove back to San Antonio (yes, we were all very thankful I did not go into labor while in Dallas ;)). This week has been crazy trying to get organized at home and work before the baby arrives, but I think we are now as prepared as we will ever be. I’ll be sure to post once baby P arrives… hoping for a quick and safe delivery.. fingers crossed!! I’m so excited to get to be a momma and meet my little baby P!!!

It’s Been a Minute… All the Updates

Hi!! How are you all? I have been MIA for a couple weeks and that is because a LOT has been going on over here. First I will say, Baby P is still cooking and I am still very pregnant (36 weeks tomorrow).

Let me fill you guys in on the past few weeks. Up until about week 33, I was feeling really great… just thinking like wow, my body doesn’t hate being pregnant and besides a little heartburn, most days I feel just fine. I think I should have knocked on wood. At around 33 weeks I started getting a little itchy all over my body. It was really strange, but would come and go and there was no rash. But I actually had heard of the condition called Cholestasis when I was reading about pregnancy issues/conditions a while ago so I knew immediately I needed to call the doctor after a completely sleepless night (it is much worse at night).

My doctor advised me to come in to the office to do a blood test to see if I had Cholestasis and since the test would take almost a week to come back, he started treating me right away. Cholestasis is a liver condition that stops or slows the flow of bile from the gallbladder. This condition causes bile to leak into your bloodstream, which causes the itchy feeling. Less than a week later, I was diagnosed. My doctor referred me to a high risk OB so I have been seeing her for a couple weeks in addition to my doctor. With this condition it is recommended to induce at 37 weeks so that is our plan now – that means we are having a baby in just about a week! So crazy. My levels are just at the cutoff, which my new OB told me is better than having super elevated test results with this condition.

The doctor prescribed me meds that help reduce the bile (reduce the itchiness too) and a stronger antihistamine so I have been taking both of those religiously, but I will say, I am still very uncomfortable and it is getting worse by the day. I read that the itchiness can increase as you get closer to birth because your hormones are rising exponentially. Without the medications, the itchiness was unbearable – like I almost went to the ER twice kind of unbearable. The meds kept the itching at bay for about two weeks with little flare ups about every third night, but now it is bad every night and even some days. It has been almost a week since I have been able to get to sleep before 3 or 4am. Very miserable. The good news is that this condition does disappear right after birth. I asked my doctor if there was something I could have done to prevent this or is this genetic and he said “it’s honestly just pregnancy.”

So for now, I am just trying to keep myself distracted and make it to the finish line, which is getting closer and closer.

We have been working on getting the nursery ready for Baby P and we are slowly but surely getting there. How cute are these sheets my mom and sister got me?

I washed a lot of baby clothes and started organizing them.

Stocking up on diapers and wipes. 🙂

The closet in the nursery has nice built ins so I am slowly filling those up!

The latest baby bump picture. 🙂

Besides the Cholestasis, I am still feeling really good and have been able to continue working out and walking daily. It is starting to get HOT in San Antonio and I am just thankful I won’t be pregnant all summer long. We have actually had quite a few storms lately and the one last weekend knocked out our power overnight. It was only out for about 8 hours and it was cool outside, but this pregnant lady likes it COLD at night. 🙂

My husband sleeping peacefully while I stare at the ceiling and try to fall asleep. 😉

Little Riley got 4 teeth pulled last week… they were old and rotten and needed to go. He did so great and was back to acting completely normal the next day. He’s gotten a lot of extra attention, special food and lots of treats so he is as happy as can be.

I am off to two doctor appointments today for Baby P (the high risk OB and my regular OB) and then my bestie from Nashville comes into town! We are having a girls weekend with the girls in my family, which includes a baby shower for Baby P and a couple bridal showers for my sister! It is quite an eventful year for our family.

The planner in me is really happy to have an induction date so I am able to plan (our families are thankful for this too so they can all be in town at the right time). I have been busy wrapping up work stuff to get ready for my leave (I will take 12 weeks), getting things situated around the house, and working ahead to get tasks done that will be harder once Baby P arrives. People keep asking me what my birth plan is…. The latest question I answered in my pregnancy journal explains the extent of my birth plan…. 😉 I just want a healthy baby (and momma) so however the baby comes, I will just go with the flow.

Our families are both coming into town for the birth so we are really excited to see them all as well. I hope to post once more next week with a recap of our special weekend, but that will probably be my last post until Baby P decides to join us! I can’t wait to share all the details and pictures with you all. 🙂

I hope you have an amazing rest of your week!!! XOXOXO

We’ve been cooking!

Hey friends!! Two blog posts in one week… who am I? I am trying to get better organized over here and part of that is planning more time for blogging because I sure do love it.

Here is last week’s bump update! Last Thursday was 32 weeks and today marks 33!! Under the 50 day mark now!!! EEEEEK!

I should also mention that we are now at the point in pregnancy where I literally cry at everything and I mean everything. The other day my MIL sent us the sweetest letter just talking about how much love we will have for our baby and how are lives are about to change for the better and I sobbed so hard. But, I also cried the other day thinking about how much I love my dogs. Pregnancy hormones are intense yall! LOL

Jonny made my first mother’s day really special by surprising me with some beautiful flowers, a really sweet card and some antacids… LOL. 🙂

Everyone always asks what my pregnancy cravings are and I still haven’t had any like really weird cravings or something I crave every day. But I will say, I have been craving cereal and I haven’t eaten cereal since I was a little girl. I am loving honey nut cheerios with sliced bananas so I guess that is a strange craving for me!

I bought these frozen acai packets so we could make smoothie bowls so I have been loving those lately. I typically add the frozen acai packet, frozen mixed berries, peanut butter, vanilla protein powder and almond milk. I will top the bowl with unsweetened coconut, peanut butter and granola. Someone is always watching me when there is food involved..

Speaking of granola… I found this at Target the other day and I really like it. I’m not grain free, but I also don’t love granola that has tons of oats so this one was right up my alley.

Jon and I made homemade summer/garden rolls with veggies and shrimp the other night and they were a big hit. We used rice paper, cucumbers, fresh basil, lettuce, carrots, rice noodles and shrimp!

We used a store bought peanut sauce.. it wasn’t my favorite. I am still on the hunt for a good store bought peanut sauce or a good recipe that doesn’t require a million ingredients. Let me know if you have one you like!

I have been making a lot of wraps/lettuce wraps with cooked veggie burgers chopped up, lettuce, tomato and dijon mustard. This makes for an easy lunch or quick dinner. And I am still using my air fryer frequently for sweet potato fries.. my fave!

My husband and I love fish tacos and we have been trying to perfect ours at home and have realized that less is more with all the toppings. Our favorites of the moment are: corn tortillas, blackened fish (typically cod), lettuce, fresh cilantro, sliced avocado, and this Diablo Verde (creamy cilantro sauce) that we get from our local HEB grocery store. They are sooo good. We usually make enough to have them for multiple meals because we love them so much.

My husband has a big sweet tooth and loves brownies and ice cream so I have been making a batch every week or two. My trick is to top with chocolate chips straight out of the oven and then spread the melted chocolate all over the brownies after a few minutes. It hardens up and makes the brownies extra decadent. Yum!

Well that is what we have been eating around here lately!! Tell me what meals you are loving/are on repeat in your household!! I could always use some extra inspiration for new meals!!! Hope you all have a great rest of your week!!

8 Months Pregnant with Baby P

Hey friends!! How are you? Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mothers out there! I can’t believe next year I will have an almost 1 year old on Mother’s Day… so crazy to think about!

I spent the weekend in Dallas with my sister and her boyfriend and took like zero pictures. I made it back Saturday evening and have been relaxing and getting things done around the house since then.

Since we had a big ultrasound last week (32 weeks) I thought I would provide a pregnancy/baby update today!

The most common question I have gotten is: can we see a picture of the nursery? LOL yall.. We have a crib, bassinet, dressers, but no decor and baby things are everywhere in the nursery. I thought I would care more about decorating a nursery than I actually do. My thought is that the baby is going to be in a bassinet in our room for at least a few months so I just don’t have a sense of urgency to get the nursery completed. 🙂

As always, a week behind on pictures. :). Last Thursday marked 32 weeks so I need to get up to date on my bump pics! lol… Can you tell I am putting in less and less effort with each bump pic? They started out cute with hair and makeup done and a cute outfit and now I am in workout clothes with no makeup and hair in a bun. 😉

Last week at our ultrasound we got to see baby P, but he/she kinda hid from the camera so no great pictures. We were able to see a LOT of hair…which is no surprise because my husband and I both have a ton of thick hair.

Baby P is measuring a week ahead and in the 59 percentile weighing 4.7lbs. I’ve officially gained 22 pounds and I am feeling it. I thankfully still feel really good and my biggest complaint is still my acid reflux/heartburn after eating. The only thing that is helping is walking a lot after meals. I have been hitting my 10,000 step goal every day pretty easily because moving just feels better than sitting still these days.

The baby is head down, which is great news and hoping it stays that way. Hoping to avoid a c-section especially since I have had two past abdominal surgeries so my doctor would like to avoid creating any additional scar tissue. But, obviously we will just do what is best for me and the baby. My birth plan is just to do whatever is necessary to keep me and the baby healthy. I think this approach will be best for me so that if my birth requires an emergency c-section, I am prepared for it.

My husband is convinced the baby is a girl and until last week I thought the baby was for sure a boy. But, I have kinda felt like the baby is a girl the last few days… not sure why. We are very excited to meet the baby and find out the sex!! eeeek! We are at the point now where we get to go every 2 weeks to check on the baby, which is starting to make it all feel very real!!

A few pictures of my fur babies. 🙂

Riley and Tito sitting next to me while I do my nightly walk on the treadmill after dinner. 😉

My sunshine loving boy!

Sometimes these two like to snuggle.. it is rare, but it sure is cute!

My sister and her fiance are fostering this little pup and she is the sweetest thing ever. She and Tito played nonstop and it was the cutest thing ever. I told Jon that Tito needed a puppy… he disagreed. 🙂

That is all for today! I’ll be back later this week to share a few meals I am loving lately!! I hope you all had the best weekend and have a great week ahead!!

Getaway to South Padre

Hi friends!! Wow, it has been a week! How are you all? Between my work picking up and being in the third trimester, I am just beyond exhausted all the time now. It doesn’t help that I haven’t been sleeping well either, but what can you do. I had plans to type this up last weekend, but just got around to it last night since this week has been soo busy. But hey, it is Friday!! And I am ready for the weekend!!

Let’s rewind to last week when Jon and I got to sneak away for a little babymoon/birthday trip for him. When we booked the trip we both were still not comfortable flying so we just decided on South Padre since it is a quick 4 hour drive from San Antonio and I love any destination with a beach!! Since then, we have both been vaccinated so we definitely felt very comfortable traveling and the resort had a mask mandate so it felt pretty safe. I will say that a lot of the amenities at the resort were closed or modified due to covid (like the gym and certain restaurants), but overall we still had a great time relaxing before the baby comes. 62 more days… eeek!

We spent most of our time hanging by the pool reading our books, which was so nice.

I was a really nice wife on Friday morning and went to play golf with Jon.

I walked the course while he played. And you guys I slipped in a huge mud pile and my poor white shoes were covered. 🙂

We took a lot of long walks on the beach and I even tricked Jon into walking 2 miles to brunch one day. ;). We had a lot of really yummy seafood while we were there.

Most nights we opted to sit outside by the water which was so fun. We never had to wait long for a table… probably because I made us go to dinner at 5pm… between my heartburn and constant hunger, I have to eat dinner really early these days. We joked that we were always at dinner with the older folks and people with kids, but it was nice because we could be back in our PJs by 7pm. 🙂

Still rocking all non maternity, but very flow-y clothes. 🙂

Yesterday marked 31 weeks!

My brother in law and his girlfriend watched our 3 pups while we were away… no easy task!! We are so thankful for their help and to have family nearby. 🙂

Jon installed this new net in our car so the dogs would stay in the back and Tito was not having it… 😉

Riley got to lay in the sun while we were away so I am not sure he missed us all that much! 🙂

I am off to get some work done and then go enjoy a relaxing and lazy weekend at home! What are your weekend plans? Anything fun?

Surprise Baby Shower for Baby P

Good morning!!! Another weekend gone by way too fast! But yall, this one was one for the books.

My sister had planned to come into town on Friday evening for one of her friend’s birthday’s on Saturday – well that is what she told me. She arrived late Friday night and we chatted until 1am. :). Saturday morning my sister left to go have brunch for her friend’s birthday and I got ready to go help my friend take some pictures for her business.

Well .. I arrived at my friend’s house and all the girls surprised me with a little baby shower for Baby P!! I was sooo surprised and had no idea.

They had a whole spread, the cutest decor, and fun games! Baby P was very spoiled by these ladies this weekend.

Cannot believe this girl drove all the way to SA for less than 24 hours… she had to leave Saturday night because her fiance was competing in his first triathalon on Sunday morning!!! (He did great!!)

We opened presents and played some fun games. The girls collected baby pictures of everyone and it was fun guessing who was who.

The boys showed up after their golf game to celebrate with us.

This guy is going to be the first daddy of the group and I can’t wait! We are getting soo soo excited!

We spent the rest of the day just hanging outside and enjoying the weather. It was the best surprise ever and I am just so so so grateful to my friends and sister for making me feel so special.

I spent Sunday rearranging the nursery (my sister has a good eye and told me where to move all the furniture so that it makes more sense) and organizing all of Baby P’s new gifts.

This past year has been a tough one and it’s days like these that make me realize how truly fortunate and blessed I am. Baby P, we are ready for you!! The countdown is on… 73 days left… but who’s counting? 🙂