Happy Thursday babes! All I have to say is I am so ready for the weekend! So I FINALLY sat down to write the story of the most amazing (and tiring) day of my life, when Sawyer was born! I have been wanting to write this down for you and myself before I forget all the small details! And let me tell you there were a lot of details since I had such a long labor! About 27 hours to be exact! I am sorry but this might be one of my longest posts to date, but I will try to keep it as short as possible haha! Here we go!
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Happy Hump Day loves! Usually I am excited to get closer to the weekend but today is the last day of Griffin’s paternity leave so I am less than thrilled about it to say the least haha! It has been so nice having him off the past two weeks and we have definitely made a good team so pray for me when it is just me and baby Sawyer to fend for ourselves haha! So today I am talking about what I packed in my hospital bag. I did a lot of research on this and tried to not over pack too much and I think I packed the perfect amount! Griffin and I shared a big bag and then I packed Sawyer’s baby bag for him. Also notice big sister really wanted to help pack ;p
2 sets of button up PJ’s (perfect for nursing)
Delivery Gown (loved this one! Buttons in the back making it perfect if you get an epidural)
Robe (I actually ended up not wearing this, but planned on wearing it for pictures)
Going home outfit (something loose and comfortable)
Make up and curling iron/straightener (if you plan on doing hospital pictures)
Toiletries (own shampoo, face wash, body wash, etc)
Flip Flops (for the shower)
Underwear (I recommend black (won’t show stains) briefs like these)
Nipple Butter (a must if planning to nurse!)
Camera, Laptop, Chargers
2-4 changes of clothes
Going home outfit
3 PJ’s in different sizes (I brought preemie, Newborn, 0-3 months, he ended up in the preemie!)
Wipes (highly recommend! Our hospital only had dry cotton wipes that did not work well on those first poops!)
Any photo props like a letter board
He’s Here! Sawyer Grey Jenkins came into our lives January 31st at 5:56am weighing 6 pounds 10 ounces and 19.75 inches of pure cuteness! This little man has completely stolen our hearts! It is so crazy how you can love a little human you just met so much! I will be taking this week off to enjoy new mommy life, but will be back soon to share some more maternity looks and of course more about Sawyer’s birth, new mommy life, etc! I hope you all have a wonderful week! <3
Happy Thursday babes! Only one more day until the weekend and last week (hopefully) of my pregnancy! So I told you all I would share more from my beach maternity shoot, so here it is! I knew I wanted to do a more intimate shoot with just Griffin and I once I got farther along on the beach so a week after Christmas Griffin and I woke up super early to catch the sunrise. Although, nature had other plans and it was the foggiest morning ever! I was a little upset at first but we just ran with the more moodier look of the photos. I love this shoot since it shows you all more of our creative photographer side that we love. The few shots Griffin are in we actually took with the camera propped up on a box because we forgot our tripod haha! I hope you all love this shoot as much as I do! Ps I am trying to blog up until baby comes so if you see a silence you know he must have made his arrival haha! I will keep my Instagram updated though! I hope you all have a fabulous weekend and t-minus one week, 2 days until my due date! <3
Happy Hump Day babes! Sorry I have been MIA. I planned on posting Monday but I ended up getting a horrible ear infection/TMJ and decided to take the day off. I seriously have never felt so much pain in my life! Luckily after some antibiotics and jaw messages I am feeling much better! So today I am super excited to be sharing some of my must have baby registry check list! I did soooooo much research when putting together my baby registry between online reviews and from mom friends and readers so I thought I would share the final product! I have majority of these items and plan on doing reviews of some of the bigger ticked ones once I put them to good use to let you know if they are worth the investment. Did you have any must haves for your baby registry!? Let me know if I missed any! I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday! <3
Happy hump day! So now that I am nearing the end of my pregnancy I thought it was a good time to update you with my last bump update! Ps I will be sharing more from the shoot above maybe next week! I wanted some shots with my bump a little bigger since in our Colorado maternity pictures I was only 28 weeks, and I really wanted some intimate ones shot with just Griffin and I and no photographer and I am in love with how they came out, even though it was soooo foggy! Anyways, I have been so incredibly lucky to have had such an easy pregnancy, honestly it has been so easy I am scared I’m going to have a hard delivery or the baby will never sleep haha! Like I can’t luck out in all the departments! But I’m praying I can ha! I really have had no pregnancy symptoms since my food aversions in my first trimester, except I think I get a really mild case of acid reflux after eating sometimes. TMI but sometimes I’ll have a small burp and my food comes back up a little or if I am super full I feel like it is going to come back up when I bend over. That is only sometimes though. The peeing has become a little more frequent, but not as bad as I thought it would be. Except sometimes he’ll get right on my bladder and use it as a bunching bag and it almost hurts like I am having bladder spasms! Oh the joys! Also at my 36 week doctor apt she told me the baby has already fully dropped (like so low she said my cervix is behind his head!) which she said is awesome because he is ready to go! I was not dilated at all so I am curious to see if I will be at my next appointment on Friday (which I will be one day shy of 38 weeks).
How am I feeling?
Like I said above pretty dang good considering! I have definitely been a LOT more tired these past few weeks, but I have been so fortunate that I am still sleeping well. Although waking up in the mornings have been hard since I am so tired. Also I have been getting a bit of lower back pain when I stand for too long.
What am I Craving?
Still all the sweets! Omg I want cookies 24/7 ya’ll! Like I just think about them through out the day! Haha!
I haven’t had any since my first trimester, except for I am still not willing to eating straight avocado haha. I had a few bites of guacamole the other day though, baby steps!
How is Baby J?
He is still doing great! He moves like crazy all the time, I haven’t even had to worry about kick counts since he is always so active. He also gets the hiccups a TON! They have subsided a bit the past few weeks but he will still get them here in there. One of my friends said to stock up on gripe water since if he gets them a lot now he probably will get them after he is born and the gripe water makes them go away instantly! Only a few more weeks and I get to see his adorable face! I cannot wait!!
After the weekend I will be 38 weeks and 2 days and I am going to start doing all the things to kick start labor. I don’t mind going all the way to 40 weeks, but I really do not want to go past since Griffin was a pretty big baby and they told me it can be hereditary haha. I was a tad on the big side too. I have already been eating dates (So many people swear by them for making your labor shorter) and I have my raspberry tea ready to go and my birthing ball. If you have anymore tips on inducing labor, I would love to hear! I hope you all have an awesome day! <3
Happy Friday Eve babes! I am so excited we are finally almost to the weekend! Did this week drag or what?! So I am SOOO excited to FINALLY share Baby J’s nursery! We got most of it done pretty quick and then slacked on the finishing touches, but we are officially finally done! I am so in love with how it came it out! We went with a woodland/boho theme that kind of reminds me of the Lost Boys, which I love since Peter Pan has always been one of my favorite stories! We wanted to do a lot of extra touches to really make the space feel warm and homy. I also love that their are small touches of our grandparents that we lost last year, like the mini canoe I found in my Mimi’s house and (not pictured) we are hanging a small antique banjo we found in Griffin’s Grandaddy’s house on the back wall by the closet. We also did a ton of DIY! The dresser is this dresser from Ikea, but Griffin added a base and legs to it, pulls, and white vinyl triangles on all of the drawers. We made the feather mobile from this tutorial and the banner on the window. Also we completely winged the DIY teepee and made it from broomsticks and faux suede fabric, and I just love how it came out! My favorite part of the nursery is definitely the wallpaper! I actually came across this wallpaper a while back and feel in love, but it was extremely pricey so I went for a hunt for something similar. Of course Amazon never lets me down and I found the EXACT wallpaper for about 1/8 of the price! I will try to link as much as possible below! Overall we are so happy with how it turned out and we cannot wait for Baby J to see it! <3
Happy Thursday loves! Can I get an Amen that we are almost to the weekend! So like you all know I had my baby shower this weekend and I have been itching to share some pictures with you! My mom and mother in law threw it for me and they seriously made it the shower of my dreams and I cannot thank them enough! They did EVERYTHING themselves from all the crafts, to the desserts, and food! Every detail was seriously adorable! All I told them is I wanted a rustic woodland theme and they ran with it and made every detail so gorgeous! It was so wonderful seeing all of my friends and family and celebrate our sweet baby boy! He is so loved already and he is so lucky to have so many amazing people care about him! Especially two amazing grandmas that I know are going to spoil the heck out of him with love! I hope you all have an amazing weekend! <3
Happy Monday babes! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! Good thing my baby bump hid my food baby because I definitely ate way too much this weekend! It was definitely amazing to getting some much needed down time with family! Although I am sad Thanksgiving has passed, I am super excited for my baby shower next weekend and I thought I would give you a peek at my invites! I have used Shutterfly for my Christmas cards for years so when I was looking for the perfect invites I knew there was no other place to look! I love that their sister shop Tinyprints has the best selection of foiled cards! I went with these gold foiled rustic looking invites that go perfect with the woodland theme of my shower! I love how easy they were to customize and just fill in. My favorite part about ordering from Shutterfly and Tinyprints are the customizable envelopes and liners! If you get a customized envelope you also get printed addressing for free! It just makes everything look so put together! Not only do they have the cutest invites, I also got customizable stamps, thank you cards, and address stickers! I just ordered our Christmas cards from Shutterfly this weekend too and I cannot wait to show you them! Keep an eye out on my Instagram stories Sunday for baby shower sneak peeks, but I will definitely make sure to post some pictures here on the blog in the next coming weeks! I hope you all have a wonderful Monday! <3
Happy Hump Day, Bump Day loves! This week I am 25 weeks and I thought it was the perfect time to do my second trimester bump update! I cannot believe in a little over a month I will be in my third trimester! Like what?! I have loved my second trimester so far! Feeling his little kicks and rolls nonstop is my favorite thing ever! I felt him pretty early, around 16 weeks, even Griffin could feel him and my Dr thought I was crazy since she thought it was a little too early to feel him from the outside haha. I swear I just have a Hulk child and also my placenta is posterior (or in the back of my uterus) so that usually lets you feel the baby sooner since they don’t have to kick through the pillowy placenta before getting to your uterus. My second trimester still has been pretty uneventful, thankfully! Pregnancy has felt super natural to me and I have really just felt normal. I was having a bit of sciatic pain, which I have had before getting pregnant too and went to a chiropractor and have been good ever since! I am going to be going to them once every month before I deliver just so I can be nice and aligned for birth since I have heard that it can help greatly! I do have some round ligament pain on and off as well, but my Dr says that it is completely normal. I am just praying everything continues to go smoothly and uneventful since I know things can get a little rough or uncomfortable once you enter the third trimester! I will keep you updated! <3
How am I feeling?
Pretty darn good! I definitely can’t complain! I do get tired a little more easily, but that is to be expected. My feet hurt easily now, which is more in the heels of my feet so wearing heels is almost more comfortable for me oddly! Also, the bit of round ligament pain and I have days where a feel pressure and it makes me have to pee a lot, but then some days I don’t. I am guessing it may be related to the position he is in? I know the peeing constantly days are not far away though haha! I get my glucose test in a week and I am praying that all goes well!
What am I Craving?
Uhhh everything! Haha no seriously I am hungry all the time it feels and I definitely want all the sweets! It is odd because in my first trimester I didn’t really want sweets, just salty and now it has completely flipped! I have always been a cookies and milk girl and now that craving is times 10! I have to eat them every night haha!
Most of my food aversions have gone away, but I still haven’t been all about the avocados though. I have been able to eat them in sushi (cooked sushi that is don’t freak out ;)) so it is definitely an improvement! I love me a good shrimp tempura roll! Yum!
What Have I Been Wearing?
I definitely have been living in maternity jeans and flowy dresses. It has been a struggle for me finding cute tops that are long enough for maternity jeans that are not long sleeved. It hasn’t quite cooled down enough for long pants and long sleeves yet here, but I am waiting for the day to pull out the comfy oversized sweaters!
How’s Baby J?
We had our anatomy scan at 20 weeks and he looks perfect, thank the good Lord! He measured right on and got confirmation he is still a boy! She didn’t give me the best of pictures so one of my friends is going to scan me in two weeks so I can have some more pictures, hopefully! He was completely face down which made it difficult, but we still got to see his cute face and he was even practicing sucking! So adorable! We also have a first name!! We are still working on the middle, but we plan on keeping it hush hush until he is born! :)