February 10, 2014

{Baby Kieran} Thank you! + 13 Weeks

How far along: 13 Weeks
Gender: Still a mystery.  EVERYONE says girl though
Weight gain: At my 12 week appt I had actually lost 10 lbs.  Hopefully by the next appt I will have gained some back
Maternity clothes: Not yet.  I have thrifted a couple pieces but they are still too big.  I did buy a Blanqi though, and it has been WONDERFUL!
Symptoms: Oh boy.
- I have been so so sick!  I started throwing up promptly at 6 weeks and that never went away. I was throwing up about 7-8 times a day, finally threw in the towel and started Zofran.  It was a lifesaver, however I still have days where I am really sick.
-Sciatic nerve pain & hip pain started a few weeks ago.  I have alot of hip issues so this wasnt surprising, so I went and got myself a membership to Massage Envy and am looking forward to monthly massages. (spoiled!)
-Heightened sense of smell, headaches, fatigue...pretty much all of the first trimester symptoms.
Belly button in or out: In.  I doubt that it will ever poke out, its so deep.
Sleep: eh.  some nights I sleep good, others I toss and turn and am awake at all hours.
Miss anything: Liking food.  Having energy. Beer.
Movement: Not yet but looking forward to them!
Cravings: Clementines. Grilled cheese. All things sweet.
Queasy or sick: yes yes yes.  
Looking forward to: Next appt on the 18th.  Our anniversary. Planning a babymoon.

I also wanted to say THANK YOU!!  We have gotten so many well wishes and congratulations for this baby on here and on Instagram, they mean so much!  We had a hard road getting here so this baby is all of our hopes and dreams coming true.

February 2, 2014

Big News!

Baby Kieran coming in July!

November 29, 2013

Black Friday Giveaway!

Hello!!  I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  Did you go brave the shopping last night?  We decided not too but went this afternoon instead and it really wasn't bad!  

To celebrate black Friday I have joined with some really great ladies to giveaway a Kitchenaid Mixer, XBox 360, or Kindle Fire, your choice!  Make sure you enter to win!!

42 blogs are bringing you an amazing giveaway to get your holiday season underway! We're hoping to make the holiday season easier for one of our lucky readers, $500.00 worth of easier that is! 

The winner will be able to choose from an XBOX 360 Kinect Nike+ Bundle, a Kindle Fire HD 8.9", or a KitchenAid 5 Quart Stand Mixer in the color of your choice! Oh and to top it all off, we're going to give you the difference in an Amazon gift card to make your grand prize total $500.00

For example, if you choose the Kindle Fire HD 8.9" as your prize, it's $229.00. 
$500.00-$229.00=$271 Amazon gift card. 
Amounts based on price at time of shipment.

Sounds like something you'd like to win, right? Well, without further rambling, on to the giveaway! Good luck!

November 21, 2013

Literary Junkies

Its time for Literary Junkies!  I love linking up with Taylor and Lesley and sharing what I've been reading!

This month’s questions:
1) What are you currently reading? Tell us about it!
2) How many books have you read this year? Do you set reading goals for yourself?
3) What do you think are the best and worst book-to-movie/TV show adaptations?
4) What is the first line of your favorite book?
5) What’s your favorite quote from a book?
Here are my answers:
1. What are you currently reading? Tell us about it!
Well, right now I am at the in between space where I just finished a book but haven't started another. 
I just finished Extras by Scott Westerfeld which is the final book in the Uglies series.  These books were...ok. I lost steam about halfway through the second book but had to finish the series! Extras was a bit better than the other but for the simple fact that it supplied the reader with more information about the way these people live.

I am getting ready to start Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver and am so so excited!  Delirium (the first in the series) blew me away!  Plus, left me scrambling to the library for the next after that cliffhanger!  Here is what Goodreads has to say (if you haven't read Delirium there will be spoilers!)
I’m pushing aside 
the memory of my nightmare, 
pushing aside thoughts of Alex, 
pushing aside thoughts of Hana 
and my old school, 
like Raven taught me to do.
The old life is dead.
But the old Lena is dead too.
I buried her.
I left her beyond a fence,
behind a wall of smoke and flame.

Lauren Oliver delivers an electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Delirium. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, forbidden romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite.
2) How many books have you read this year? Do you set reading goals for yourself?
I never started setting reading goals until I became a member of Goodreads.  Not only can I easily keep track of all the books I have read but setting a goal keeps me reading!  So far this year I have read 118 books!  I have been lucky enough to find great books and have had lots of free time!

3) What do you think are the best and worst book-to-movie/TV show adaptations?

ha well the worst has got to be The Host!  I could barely contain my laughter BUT it was a hard adaption and Im not sure how else they could have done it.
The best...eh. I dont think any movie adaption comes close to what the book offers.

4) What is the first line of your favorite book?
Too many to pick!!

5) What’s your favorite quote from a book?

"Books may well be the only true magic" Alice Hoffman

"A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library" Shelby Foote
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