Monday, November 28, 2011

Darling's 21st Week Update

Bump Pic
yeah, not the most attractive picture!! 
My jeans..are too tiny, had to slide them down around my hips!

Little Darling's Size: A banana! Oh, and we got to see our Little Darling! He is getting bigger!

Countdown: 132 Days to go!  Due Easter :)

Clothing: oh, I must go shopping... must give in...

What I Miss: A big glass of red wine!!Yep, still :)

Cravings: same old stuff! totally not into fruit...

Exercising:  Lately, not too much, I've been very tired lately.. hopefully I can get back into a routine come the end of this week!
Symptoms: My upper back is killing me!!!  Thanks to Mr. Southbay for quick back massages! More fatigue..could be this cold weather!

Total Weight Gain: 8 pounds total... not bad, they say I'm looking good and right on schedule!

Gender: ITS A LITTLE MAN!!!!

Sleep: Since my back is hurting..this is definitely not helping the situation!

Movement: ALL THE TIME, MOVEMENT!!! sometimes I can't fall asleep!

On a Positive Note: We had a great visit home with family and heading back Wednesday to the west coast! It's time to get back to work!

A Message To Our Darling:You are a little man :) It was so exciting to see you on the see a 3D image of you! We even have a DVD of the entire session. So, now when I need to see you...having a bad day..I can simply pop it in..and get all happy !!!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Boy Or Girl?

We had our gender reveal party tonight and it went great! I will share pictures soon! 

But in the mean time... we are having a...

We are so excited to share our news with everyone! 
It was definitely hard to keep it a secret for 24 hours..especially from my Mother! More pictures to come soon!! 
I hope everyone has a wonderful much to be grateful for this year!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Darling's 20 Week Update

Bump Pics

Little Man snuck in for the picture..He isn't one to be "left out."

Little Man sniffin :)

Little Darling's Size: A cantaloupe!  Approx 6.5 inches. HALF WAY THERE!

Countdown: 140 Days to go!  Due Easter :)

Clothing: Anything comfy!!!may just purchase another pair of maternity jeans...

What I Miss: A big glass of red wine!!

Cravings: Umm, nothing specific! Though tonight, I had a half of a meatball calzone and OMG it was yummy!

Exercising:  Okay, I won't lie...HORRIBLE.. been on the treadmill for a little but I know once I get back home to LA, I'll get right back into my routine!
Symptoms: Nothing to report here..some leg cramps.. but I honestly can not complain. Feeling very blessed about this!

Total Weight Gain: Tuesday, I will find out..YIKES!

Gender: Who knows at this point... !! 2 more days!!  ahhhhhh

Sleep:good and bad... a lot on my mind with Mr. Southbay's job hunt. His program officially ends at the end of December..

Movement: Not sure if this Little Darling ever sleeps... Constant movement! Especially after a spaghetti dinner. HmmmMr. Southbay felt movement!!!

On a Positive Note: We got back tons of genetic tests, had a little scare, but happy to report results are negative! Nothing is 100%, but the percentage is small. Again-feeling blessed!

A Message To Our Darling:2 more days Little Darling!!!! 2 more days, we get to see you again on the monitor! Not sure if we will find out your gender Tuesday or wait till Wednesday at the party with our family...  Nonetheless, we are excited to see you!

***I posted a poll! Located TOP left!!  What will the gender be? Also, vote on a name!***

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Little Darling's Room!

I have come to the conclusion that I want something very simple...and warm!  This is my inspiration... Now, I just need to find the goodies..
I thought it would be easy but it hasn't been!

I found this over at Project Nursery! It has been a great source of information and inspiration. The best can find something done on any budget! 

So, my dear readers, if you have any good ideas as to where I can locate these adorable decals and bedding.. please tell!!  I already looked on ETSY !! 
Oh! Mr. Southbay has another East Coast interview next week, so keep your fingers crossed that it could be a possibility!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Darling's 19th Week Update

Bump Pic!

Ya like Kingston in the background eating his dinner !!
I'm back East, so my picture spot will be different! 
Thanks Mom for taking the pic! :)
Little Darling's Size: A Mango in size! Approx 6 inches in size!  She is working on her/his 5 senses!

Countdown: 148 Days to go!  Due Easter :)

Clothing: Got to wear my new maternity jeans..not bad...but they do kinda fall down! Its like there just isn't enough elastic! My friend who is due around Jan 1st, has the same issue..! So, It was nice to be able to chat maternity clothes for a while!

What I Miss: I know, I must sound pathetic but I miss alcohol!

Cravings: Nothing, in fact I get full so fast right now.. I'm going to have to start eating smaller and more frequent meals.. I get sick if I eat too much!

Exercising:  Now, That I am back home visiting I have been slacking in this department! So, hopefully tomorrow I will be visiting their local gym for a workout! Though, I did some yard work and that was definitely a workout!
uh! Just upper back/shoulder discomfort!!! It could also be this cold weather..that I'm not use to..

Total Weight Gain: We will learn this Nov 22nd..our next OB appoint! Till then, keep exercising!

Who knows at this point... !! I've given up! 1 weeks & 2 days!!  We are getting close!

Sleep:good and bad...neck/shoulders are soo sore!

Movement: A lot of movement, in fact my Mother was able to feel it last-night!!! I can't wait for Mr. Southbay to fly in on Friday and hopefully get a chance!

On a Positive Note: I feels good to be home around family!! My parents were so excited to see how much I have grown in person!

A Message To Our Darling: Oh Little One, you are moving so much! Today in church I couldn't believe  how much I could feel :) We are so excited to see you on the monitor next week!!!!!

***I posted a poll! Located TOP left!!  What will the gender be? 
Please vote!!!! ***

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Darling's 18th Week Update

Bump Pic!

This is me in my baggy work scrubs!

Little Darling's Size: A sweet potato, approx 5.6  inches long!! And he or she is twisting, rolling, punching and kicking,

Countdown: 154 Days to go!  Due Easter :)

Clothing: Wearing the same thing...heading back east this I will be trying out my maternity jeans! ahhh...

What I Miss: umm..the :) going out for happy hour!!!

Cravings: maybe sweets? or is that just because the holidays are coming up?!

Exercising: Still hitting the gym...going for a couple mile walks on the strand with Mr. Southbay or my friend... its so nice to get out for fresh air!

Symptoms:a bit of low back pain...i take a nap after work...but that usually does the trick! Umm crazy allergies lately...

Total Weight Gain: We will learn this Nov 22nd..our next OB appoint! Till then, keep exercising!

Gender: Who knows at this point... !! I've given up! 2 weeks & 2 days!!

Sleep: pass two nights haven't been good..prob because when Mr. Southbay is home I can't sprawl out.. :) He made the comment.. "We need a king size bed!"  I need room these days!

Movement: HOLY FLUTTERS!! Mr. Southbay isn't able to feel it yet..but I sure can!

On a Positive Note: I'm heading home (Back to PA) this Tuesday and I can't wait for my parents to see my bump!! Just spending quality time with them and the pups! I miss my Kingston!

A Message To Our Darling: I can't believe how much you are movin and groovin! I know you are there! I can't wait to see you on the monitor again! Just two more weeks love!

***I posted a poll! Located TOP left!!  What will the gender be? 
Please vote!!!! ***

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Mid-Week Ramblings

I can't believe its Wednesday! This week has been flying by :) Tonight my friend and I went for a beautiful walk on the strand! The sunset was gorgeous!! 

It's an evening like tonight..I truly feel blessed to live by the ocean and be able to witness these special moments.

Mr. Southbay and I have been going back and forth on hasn't been easy! So, we made a list with our recent list of possibilities! I'm sure that list will be changing... but nonetheless, we are excited to see what people vote for..we made it public to all users! I think in the end, we won't announce our decision till the birth of our Little Darling. We must keep something a surprise :)
If you want, click on the button located at the top left of the page & vote!

And to end this short post... a picture of my friends little girl, her name is Dolly! Oh, I just can't get enough of her!

 I think she is saying.. "I'm done walking, I want to go home but I still love you!" 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November Is Here!

WoW! I've been waiting for this month for a while now!!!
Lets just quickly go over those Top 5 Reasons...

1. Heading back East for a couple of weeks for Fall!

Picture found here.

2. Breaking Dawn! November 18th

2. Our Anatomy Scan and finding out our Little Darlings Gender!

3. Gender Reveal PARTY!!

4. RED cups from Starbucks (Starting today!)

5. Thanksgiving! (Umm good food & Charlie Brown!)

Then its ready for Christmas!! I have a feeling its going to be mid January before you know it! I'm trying my hardest to make the most out of every day! I have so much to be thankful for!

What are you looking forward too this month?!