Maternity Session :: The Complete Collection

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Special thanks to my amazing photographer, Laura, who is unbelievably talented and accommodating!  Check out her website for more of her amazing work!

These are a few of my {current} favorite things… All Baby!

Matt & Nat “Raylan” Vegan Leather Diaper Bag

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I’m obsessed with my baby/ diaper bag by Matt & Nat.  A friend of mine from college, Molly, over at Fashion Veggie introduced me to this bag on her blog a few months ago, and I couldn’t be more pleased with my purchase.  There are so many compartments in this bag for any & everything your baby could possibly need, comes in six fabulous colors, and it’s made of really good quality vegan leather!  So, no animals were harmed in the making of this bag!  Check out Molly’s blog (highlighted above) for all sorts of vegan fashion!

Budu Baby Satchel

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Here’s a product I cannot wait to use!  This Budu baby carrier is so chic (seriously the best looking carrier in my opion).  I’ve tried it on & so far it seems to be very easy to adjust and fit to whomever wants to carry Baby D in it.  Made from natural bamboo fabric, this carrier is so soft and the bamboo liner easily removes to be cleaned.  This Australian company is owned and operated by a  fellow mommy, and the quality of the product is well worth the investment.

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Chenille Burp Cloths

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When I started packing my hospital bags today, I realized I only had one burp cloth. ONE burp cloth!  So of course, I hop on etsy and find an endless list of the cutest burp cloths.  The ones pictured above are the ones I went with… I may or may not have got some Florida Gator ones for Husband as well ;)

** Click links above pictures to be directed to these products **

Thirty-Six Week Bumpdate

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Well, y’all, we are in the home stretch… the final four… weeks that is ;)

Went out to dinner with Husband last night at one of our favorite restaurants, Restaurant BT, and talked about how much life is going to change once Baby D is here.  It is such a weird concept to think that we are officially on “baby time” now, it’s just a waiting game now to see if he or she will be on time, early, or late (I sure hope not!!).  I was also thinking, over the next few weeks I will constantly be thinking, is this our last meal just the two of us?  Is this our last night just the two of us?  Our last weekend?  What kind of parents are we going to be?  How will we survive those first few nights alone with Baby??  Such a scary thing to think about… but also exciting!!

We met our pediatrician (group practice- but only met with one) on Friday, and she was wonderful!  She really put my mind at ease when answering all of my obnoxious first-time-mom questions.   We also finished up all of our “Preparation for Baby” classes (i.e. Prepared Childbirth, Breastfeeding, Safe Baby which included CPR training and proper installation of the car seat) which actually probably scared me more than anything else has during pregnancy.  They show videos of all these brave women having natural births and cesarean section surgeries (eeeeeek!!).  They dabble in epidurals and birthing positions and breathing techniques.  It was all a bit overwhelming, but very informative and I’m glad Husband & I did them together :)

Ok, let’s address the elephant in the room… ME!  I’m enormous!  How much bigger can my belly get before Baby decides to come out?!?  Acid reflux and heartburn are absolute torture and bye bye cute shoes… for now.  My energy levels are starting to tank again.  One minute I will have this burst of energy and the next I’m out cold on the couch or in bed.  Husband had to leave the room the other night because my snoring has gotten so bad :(  I have never snored before… unless I was extremely sick… Baby’s legs & feet are all up in my rib cage, I am making a prediction that he or she is going to have the longest body ever.  Although, that is probably the easiest prediction to make because Husband & I are both pretty tall individuals.

Anyway, no more negativity about the pregnancy because in all honesty, I LOVE this baby inside my belly.  I love all the movements, kicks to the ribs, hiccups, and heartbeats.  I am going to miss this so much once he or she is out, even if the last few weeks are hard.  And to be even more honest… I can’t wait to do it again!  (Husband don’t have a heart attack)  I haven’t gone through labor yet, so my thoughts on pregnancy can change for a while after Baby is born, but as of this moment in time, I cannot wait to watch our little family grow.  I do not want to take any part of pregnancy for granted, as I know some women who would love to have a baby and can’t. I know of women who go through tons of treatments to try to get pregnant and don’t.  I feel so lucky to be here in this moment with my baby in my belly, and I will cherish these last few days of us being one.

We love you Baby Dietrich and cannot wait to share this beautiful world with you!  Please don’t give Mommy too hard of a time as you make your entrance ;)  xoxo

Dietrich Babymoon- Grand Cayman Islands

It’s about 5AM and of course I cannot sleep, so what better time to blog?!? Ha ha ha!  I know it has been about a month since we went on vacation to Cayman Island…  I just feel like time is slipping away from me, and there’s still so much to do before Baby D makes their appearance into the world.  Anyway, here are some of the photos from our beautiful trip :)
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^^ That water!!  It seriously reminded me so much of our trip to Turks & Caicos ^^

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^^ Handsome Daddy-to-Be ^^

I love that scruff on his face!  So cute!

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Husband & I were primarily on this trip for a business meeting, so we didn’t get to do a whole lot on our own… most of the time we were with people from the group, which was actually super fun!  We have made some really good friends in the group and it’s nice to know that we are able to see them twice a year at these meetings even though we all live in different parts of the country.  One of my really good friends is a wife of another Dr. in the group, and she is also pregnant!  So it was great having someone to relate with and get advice from {this will be her second baby}.

One of our nights was spent on a catamaran watching the beautiful sunset.  Husband sipped on the local brew and I had the virgin Cayman Lemonade ;).  Everyone had a great time!  I love sailing… maybe Baby D will take up sailing as an extra curricular activity and take his or her momma out every now and then :).

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^^ This is where we stayed.  This resort was fabulous, especially for families with children.  Lots of amenities and right on the beach! ^^

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In case you missed it, click here for pictures from Stingray City :)

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In less than 5 weeks we will be parents!  Yeeeee!!

Life lately according to #instagram…

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Showering Baby Dietrich :: Florida Style

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Another amazing shower for Baby D!  My sweet, sweet friend Kelly T. hosted and it was a wonderful success!  She had cute little blue mason jars with pink & white striped straws for beverages, twine & wooden clothespins for pictures of Husband & I when we were babies, and little cards for all the guests to write wishes for Baby D on!  We had so much fun with the ribbon game, where everyone guesses the size of the belly with ribbon and compares it to mine and my cousin Kelly H. (from Chicago) flew down for the occasion and brought a word scramble game that was super entertaining as well (even had to do a run-off since 2 people tied)!  I am beyond appreciative of all the love, support, and gifts for this little baby of mine.  I cannot thank everyone enough!

Just a few short weeks left before we all get to meet this sweet baby!

Thirty-three Week Bumpdate

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We have officially entered the single digits when counting down the weeks left before Baby D makes his or her debut! WOW!  I cannot even put into words how excited I’m getting!  Yesterday, my sweet friend Kelly threw a shower for Baby D at her lovely home and, once again, Baby & I were showered with so much love and support.  I have lots of pictures to sort through from the event, but I will post all about it later this week.

As for this bumpdate, I don’t think I ever addressed the three hour glucose test results from a few weeks ago… everything came back normal :) Being half way through my third trimester, I am starting to fall into those symptoms that everyone has warned me about (not sleeping, lack of energy, feeling HUGE ha ha ha).  These last 7 weeks are going to be tough, but I’m hanging in there…

Last night Husband & I were out at dinner with my mom & my cousin Kelly, when my mom (or it might have been Kelly… pregnancy brain) asked us what we are most excited about with the baby.  This is a great question because there are a million and one things that we are excited about.  My biggest excitements, at the current moment, would have to be the baby cuddles and giggles.  I’m also looking forward to seeing and experiencing everything through my child’s eyes, such as Christmas, birthdays, Disney, traveling, etc… Husband is more excited about the closer future stuff like actually knowing what the gender of the baby is and what he or she are going to look like :) At the baby shower, Kelly had us bring baby pictures of Husband & I that she put on display with twine and wooden clothes pins (which was super cute by the way).  Anyway, while examining the pictures, you start to wonder what characteristics Baby is going to have.  Husband had almost white blonde hair growing up, where I was always very much a brunette.  He has light eyes, I have dark.  He has a cute dimple in his chin and cheek, I do not… bottom line, he was cuter than me ha ha ha!  Just playin’ we were both pretty darling little kids.  But I agree with him, I’m just as excited about seeing what traits Baby has from both of us!

I get lots of questions about how the nursery is coming along and I’m happy to let everyone know that all the essentials are here thanks to all the wonderful friends and family members who have spoiled Baby D over the last few months. I’m just waiting on my rocker (which is on backorder until April 10th) and my bookshelf which should be here in April as well… then I will take some final pictures of the whole room with details of where everything is from, but here are some before’s and progress:

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I will make sure to do a final nursery reveal in a few weeks once it’s complete!

I have a ton of pictures from Grand Cayman that I still need to share on here in addition to the baby shower.  Life has been so hectic (in a good way) these last few weeks, I just need a few more days to organize and collect my thoughts so I have all the fun stuff to write about!  Thanks again for following along!  I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

xoxo