happy due date riv boy!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Today is River Ron's due date! He came 5 days early on my Grandpa Ron's (who he is named after) birthday! Me and my Mom have been hoping he would be born on the15th but didn't think it would actually happen. 
This week has been so wonderful. River is the sweetest little boy and I'm so lucky I get to be his mom. I can't wait to share his birth story soon. It was such a crazy and amazing experience! 

My mom came early on Monday morning and stayed with us all week. She was so helpful when she was here. She stayed up with me at nights, cleaned our bathrooms, cooked for us and the list goes on and on. I may or may not have bawled when she left last night. I love her so much and so does River. I'm so grateful she was able to be here. 

I can't even put into words how thankful I am for all of the support we have we received throughout my pregnancy and since River has been born. The txts and sweet comments mean so much! THANK YOU! We feel so blessed to have such wonderful friends and family. 

Ryan. My sweet Ryan. He has been so helpful and wonderful. Seeing him as a Dad is just magic. 

That's all for now. 

I love my son! 

39 weeks!

Friday, December 12, 2014


I have to show off these pics I got taken of my 39 week belly! I love them so much! I wanted pictures when my belly was at it's largest! My sweet and talented friend Britt of Cascio Photography took these and I love them so much. She's such a dear friend and I'm so glad she was able to take these a few days (hopefully) before baby comes. And of course my love Tia of Celise Artistry killed it with my hair and make-up. I seriously wish she could get me ready everyday. I'm lucky to have such talented friends! 

how far along: 39 weeks! 

how big is baby: he's around 7 pounds!  

weight gain: 12 pounds.  

sleep: i wake up about 4 times a night and sometimes i'm awake from 4 to 6:30. pregnancy totally prepares your body for being up with baby i swear. haha! 

craving: drinks! drinks! drinks! and even though i've never had alcohol in my life i craved a martini the other day! hahah. 

feeling: it's a little more difficult for me to stay positive this week but i'm fighting through! haha.  i've been contracting all week and so i've obviously been in some pain. but man, how lucky are we to have made it to 39 weeks? so many woman would love to make it to 39 weeks. i keep telling myself that! i think that hard thing for me this week has been not working. i miss my job so much and it's only been like 5 days! hahaha. and don't worry, i've keep myself busy with other stuff. i just love my job! 

gender: boy that still feels like a dream.  it won't seem real until he's in my arms! i'm so in love with his name. (so glad Ryan finally caved) i can't wait to make it official! 

best moment of the week: pictures with britt! so fun! 

missing: working out + eating whatever i want.  haha!

looking forward to: duh.  

random thoughts:

-i'm getting a prenatal massage today and it's going to be heaven. 

-me and my mom have been predicting Dec 15th for his debut. that's her dads birthday (and we are using his name as a middle name for babe) so it would be really cool! who knows.. 

-currently praying for SNOW! come on mother nature! 

-bernie and i are going on a big hike today. we will see if it sparks anything!

-i'm just wondering if next week will be a baby pic or a 40 week pic... 


38 weeks!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

how far along: 38 weeks! so close. 

how big is baby: he's as big as a human baby! haha. 

weight gain: back down to 12 pounds.  

sleep: pretty dang good actually. which i'm so grateful for. 

craving: smoothies and drinks. the usual! 

feeling: good. this crazy nesting energy is so real.

gender: boy. i can't wait to see him. 

best moment of the week: getting everything done on our baby to do list! i'm going to try my best to relax and rest this week. (something i'm not very good at) 

missing: being able to eat whatever i want. i get full so quick. 

looking forward to: everything! life is pretty exciting right now. 

random thoughts:

-i'm obsessed with my doula. she's so wonderful and i'm so glad she'll be there for my birth to help me along the way. (she even came over this week and gave me a foot massage.. umm heaven) 

-my doctor is predicting he comes this week, but i'm thinking he will be here closer to his due date. i'll be super happy with either! 

-poor bernie is wondering what the crap is going on. he knows something big is happening soon and it's making him super anxious. (but sweet and more protective)

-i feel the best when i'm up and moving. i feel kind of hyperactive during the day and then i'm reallllly tired at night. 

-will this be my last bumpdate? holy moly.