Friday, April 22, 2011

Ella Grace's Nursery

Finally!!! We have pictures of a finished nursery! Although, I am a little disappointed because there are no pictures that do it justice : ( It is SO much cuter in person! I'm sure we will continue to add little things here and there over the next couple of weeks. I still have to finish making her bookends and put the finishing touches on her bow holder (which you will see in the pictures), add some pillows to her chair and bed and so on and so forth, but for the most part, her room is READY for HER!!!! : ) And her Mommy is TOO!

This is the view from the door way...I really wish I had a wide-angle lense for these pictures, but oh well...

A closer look at her pretty chandelier : ) And the mobiles Mommy & Daddy spent many hours making!

Another view...facing changing table and closet

My momma made ALL her crib bedding! I wish the pictures showed more!

A peek in to her closet...still needs some straighting up! I will probably clean this out and organize it this weekend and repost it! Ha! This picture bothers me...

Another view towards the closet

View from closet to other side of room : )

I love how her room turned out! Her Daddy worked so, SO hard to make it perfect for her : ) Now, we just need her to put in it!!!!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

35 Weeks!

How far along? 35 weeks!

Baby's size? Around 5 1/4 pounds and over 18 inches! Although I'm sure she's a little bigger : )

Weight Gain? 39 pounds...

Maternity clothes? Sure thing! The only regular clothes I even attempt to wear are my pj's

Stretch marks? Not yet...

Belly button in or out? I guess I will officially consider mine out. It doesn't always stick out, just when I sit certain ways or's kinda weird

Sleep? Sleep has not been so great this week. I am really starting to hurt a lot and it's pretty difficult to get comfy

Foods I am loving? Still not having much of an appetite...

Best moment this week? Finishing up our shopping for Ella Grace! I think we are all set now : )

Movement? She moves, KICKS, JABS, and PUNCHES!!! She hurts Mommy lately! But of course I would go thru it all day, everyday if I had to!

Symptoms? Nausea, Swelling, Braxton Hicks, and FATIGUE!!! O.M.G. the sleepiness is insane!

Gender? a little GIRL : )

What I miss? Wearing my rings

What I'm looking forward to? Visiting the doctor again in 2 weeks! We get another ultrasound then to see how big she is and if I am dilated any!

Emotions: I've been a little emotional lately. Just thinking about how much our life is about to change : ) And how truly blessed we are to have this opportunity to become parents!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

34 Weeks!

How far along? 34 weeks!

Baby's size? Probably about 5 pounds and 18 inches long!!!

Weight Gain? 39 pounds

Maternity clothes? Yeap!

Stretch marks? Not yet... I know they're coming...

Belly button in or out? Both

Sleep? It's okay, some nights I sleep great! Other nights not so great...

Foods I am loving? Not really craving much lately. My appetite has really decreased this past week, although by my weight gain you wouldn't be able to tell, ugh...

Foods I am hating? Nothing

Best moment this week? Visiting the doctor and starting to discuss her actual delivery!!!!! I can't wait!!!

Movement? SO much...and it's quite painful at times

Symptoms? A few Braxton Hicks, nauseated sometimes, and SO SO SO tired! And swollen!

Gender? GIRL!

What I miss? My shoes and rings fitting

What I'm looking forward to? Her BIRTHDAY!!!

Emotions: HAPPY!

GROSS picture I know...just look at my belly : )


Monday, April 18, 2011

Happy 3 Year Anniversary to US!!!

Today is mine and Mikey's 3 year anniversary! This day marks the best decision I have EVER made! The Lord definitely knew what he was doing when he put this man in my path (although I begged to differ for a LONG time, ha!) Thankfully, God is ALWAYS right and ALWAYS knows what He is doing : )

When we got married!

1 year of marriage!

2 years of marriage!

3 years of marriage! And a WHOOOLE LOT of baby weight!

What I came home to this afternoon!

UPDATE: I had to come back and edit because when Mikey came home from work for his dinner break, he surprised me with this...

I am SO spoiled by him : )


Saturday, April 16, 2011

33 Weeks!

How far along? 33 weeks!

Baby's size? Over 4 1/2 pounds and over 17 inches

Weight Gain? 31 pounds

Maternity clothes? Yeap!

Stretch marks? Not as of yet

Belly button in or out? Both...depends on how I'm sitting...

Sleep? Pretty good : )

Foods I am loving? I haven't really had any cravings this week...

Foods I am hating? Nada

Best moment this week? Just knowing that I'm carrying a healthy baby girl!

Movement? Oh yeah! TONS!

Symptoms? Heartburn, fatigue, know the usual...

Gender? GIRL!

What I miss? Nothing!

What I'm looking forward to? Visiting the doctor next week

Emotions: GREAT!

P.S. Sorry, totally forgot to take pictures this week...again...

So what's been going on with us lately?

Well, we've been pretty busy in the Coop household over the last few weeks! I keep waiting on things to slooow down so I can be getting ready for Ella Grace's debut, but that just doesn't seem to be happening. The past few weeks have been lots of fun. I've had two baby showers, got to visit with both sides of the fam jam, bought Mikey a truck (FINALLY!!!), mostly finished up EG's nursery, washed all EG's bedding, blankets and clothes, and of course the always pending, never-ending schoolwork...ugh...

I didn't even realize how far behind I have gotten on my weekly preggo updates until a couple of days ago. I am planning to catch up on those next. Now that we have the baby showers and truck buying and such out of the way, I seriously hope to just R-E-L-A-X these next few weeks (eeek!) until our baby girl arrives. I just want to clean and organize the house, pack for the hospital, and maybe do a little spring planting : ) And oh yeah, hang out with Mikey...just us two, since before too long we will be a family of THREE!!! AHHHH!!! That is SO exciting, crazy, and scary to think about!

I have also made a couple of homemade things for Ella Grace's nursery this past week. I am definitely NO artist and they aren't the cutest items I've ever seen but they will do. I made her some book ends and also a hair bow holder : ) They are almost totally finished and when they are I will be sure to post pictures...along with pictures of her nursery! Well, I guess I will move on now and work on my pregnancy posts to get caught up on those. Just wanted you all to know, we are still alive and well and counting down the mere DAYS until we have a baby in our arms : )

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sunday School Shower

We have had a wonderful day today : ) It started off at church, then we had our monthly Sunday school lunch where we go out to eat and get to talk and catch up with everyone! Mikey and I just walked around a couple of stores for a bit then headed to the house of a couple in our Sunday school class where the girls threw me another baby shower for Miss Ella Grace!!! It was lots of fun : ) And EG received some great gifts! She gots lots of bath stuff (washcloths, robes, bath tub seat, etc...) which we really needed, a bumbo seat, some PJs, books, and some other cool things! I didn't get but a couple of pictures (I am REALLY failing at that lately!)

Me and some of the girls at the shower : )

Mommy and Daddy!

Ella Grace's shower goodies : )

Sunday, April 3, 2011

32 Weeks!

How far along? 32 weeks = 8 MONTHS!!!

Baby's size? As of last week. she is measuring 4 pounds, 9 ounces!!! And she should be around 16.7 inches long!

Weight Gain? 31 pounds

Maternity clothes? Oh, yes...of course

Stretch marks? None yet

Belly button in or out? A little in, a little out

Sleep? I've been sleeping pretty good, just not getting much of it : ( It's been a SUPER busy week!

Foods I am loving? Sweets! Unfortunately...but I haven't given in to the cravings too many times : )

Foods I am hating? Nothing that I didn't hate before

Best moment this week? My baby shower! I'm SO grateful for all the hardwork my family and friends went through for this special day for me!

Movement? For sure! She moves all day long now! and stretches out in any way possible!

Symptoms? Just really sore/stiff in the mornings, sore feet, and exhaustion...nothing bad at all : )

Gender? a Mommy's GIRL!

What I miss? Nothing!

What I'm looking forward to? My doctor's appointment later this week, completely finishing the nursery and just taking it easy these last few weeks!

Milestone: Being 8 months pregnant! What a true blessing!!!

Emotions: I've had a couple of moments of being emotional, but nothing major. And honestly, it was probably more from exhaustion than anything.

I never took any "32 week" pictures last week because I knew the shower was coming up, but then with all the craziness totally forgot to take one alone. Oh well, I just had to crop myself out for one. And, obviously, if you saw the last post...there are TONS of pictures of me looking all swollen and preggo from the shower : )