Twenty-Nine Week Bumpdate

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Happy Valentine’s Day!  & hooray(!!!) for officially being in my third and final trimester!

Woke up this morning to some gorgeous red roses, Starbucks, lots of puppy kisses, and plenty of ninja kicks from Baby D ;).  Best Valentine’s Day morning yet!  Life could not be sweeter! Oh my goodness, this baby is so active, the nights of no sleep that I have been dreading have begun.  It’s constant movement all day every day.  At my last OB appointment, the doctor told me a active baby is a happy baby :).  I sure hope this baby is a happy camper in there… we are not quite ready for he or she to make their debut just yet.  11 weeks to go and the next time I bumpdate we will be in the single digits.  I’m still feeling pretty good although the simple tasks of life are definitely getting harder.  Bending over to pick things up off the floor, shaving my legs, lifting myself up out of bed, etc… all becoming more and more challenging.  But nothing I can’t handle and it’s nice knowing there is a light at the end of the tunnel getting a little brighter.

In health related news, I had the always popular glucose test done at my last appointment.  I got the call last week that the test results were inconclusive and that I have to now go in for the three hour test.  Boooooo….. not looking forward to that.  But ladies, stop telling preggo women that the glucose drink is soooooo terrible.  It’s not.  Just get the fruit punch flavor, it literally tastes just like cherry kool-aid.  Not bad at all.  I’ll update y’all with my results from the long test next week.

Something I keep repeating in my head is: wow, this is the last Valentine’s Day as a family of two.  I thought the same thing on New Years, Christmas, my birthday, Halloween, Thanksgiving, etc… I was talking to Husband this morning about it.  I asked him if he had thought about the fact that this time next year we are going to have a little rugrat probably crawling around and trying to pull itself up on all the furniture and tormenting the dogs ;)  It got me all giddy inside. I’m so looking forward to every little thing!  Can’t wait to be a mommy!  Love you Baby D!  Now I’m off to celebrate the day with my Boo Thang!  The days of my posts being solely about Husband seem to be tapering off ha ha ha!  It’s all about Baby!  But I do love you Husband, I couldn’t imagine being on this journey without you.  You are going to be the best Daddy in the whole world!

xoxo

Showering Baby Dietrich In Houston

 This weekend was spent showering Baby Dietrich with lots of love and presents in my home town.  A little background that some may or may not know about me, I come from a very large family.  Specifically, my dad’s side of the family is huge!  He is one of seven children (all boys and one girl), each of his siblings are married and have multiple children, so the cousins are endless, and I’m so blessed to be a part of it!  A handful of my sweet aunt’s came together and devoted lots of time and energy into making this event for Baby D super special.  And special it was!  I couldn’t have asked for anything better!  My cousin (and bridesmaid from my wedding), Jennifer, put together the games, one of which was “Price is Right” themed- FUN FACT:: in college I was on the The Price is Right. Yes, they called my name.  Yes, I was the closest bidder and got on stage.  Yes, it was back in the day when Bob Barker was still the host.  No, I did not kiss him on the cheek (he was wearing more makeup than me and he was soooo oldddddddd…). No, I didn’t win a car. Yes, I spun the wheel.  Yes, it was heavy.  Anyway, the game was great, we had to price out baby swag and whoever got the closest to the actual price of everything won a bag of goodies!  Cute idea, right?!?  Thanks Jen! You’re awesome.

I really want to thank everyone (even those who couldn’t be there and were spoiling Baby D from afar) for making the shower so wonderful.  It’s a whole new experience when so many people show so much love to your baby who isn’t even born yet.  I cannot wait for each and every one of you to meet Baby in a few short weeks!

xoxo

Please enjoy some of the pics from the shower, sorry some are a little blurry, they are from multiple cameras and phones…

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And for the mommy-to-be’s who happen to be reading along with my journey and want to know where my dress is from, you can find it here.

:)

Twenty-Four Week Bumpdate

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Another month down since my last bumpdate, and I really need time to slow down.  In 16 short weeks, I will {hopefully} be meeting my sweet little baby!! Can y’all believe that?!?  16 more weeks?!?  Yeeeeeee!! I’m so excited!  My cousin, Kelly, sent me the coolest gift a couple weeks ago called Bellybuds where we can attach the buds to my belly and share music & our voices with the baby, since he or she has been developing its hearing since around twenty weeks.  The other night Husband read “Green Eggs and Ham” to Baby {but it looked like he was just reading to my bump ha ha ha!} and it was just the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.  Thanks again, Kelly, for those Bellybuds!

My latest food craving is anything with bacon and I’m drinking tons of milk.  The belly is getting bigger by the day {at least that’s how I feel} and I swear Baby D is having a dance party in there most nights because there’s a lot of movin’ and shakin’ going on.  According to my super scientific, and I’m sure 100% accurate, pregnancy app on my iPhone, Baby D is the size of an eggplant this week.  I really look forward to my weekly update of the size of Baby.  Last week it was the size of a “bunch of grapes”… Thanks preggo app… that makes the size crystal clear ;)

Overall I’m feeling great, really can’t complain about anything.  Hm… I take that back.  Gaining all this weight in such a small amount of time has not been cool… And swollen feet after a few hours of wearing heels doesn’t feel too awesome… but ultimately, I just feel so blessed.  I love this little human growing inside of me SO much, none of the symptoms of pregnancy are bothering me to the point of complaining. Not yet at least… we’ll see how I feel in another month or two.

Before I finish up this bumpdate, I have to share the best maternity leggings I have found so far because I literally wear them at least 3 times a week.  They are the Blanqi High Performance Leggings from Nordstrom.  I really need to invest in another pair before I wear these to death and get a hole in them.  I’m obsessed.

Y’all, 2015 is off to a great start!  I’m really looking forward to the rest of it! xoxo

So Long, 2014

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I love New Years Eve.  It gives me the opportunity to look back at the current year and reflect on all the memorable moments that I want to hold on to.  Like all the years in the past, 2014 did not disappoint.  Earlier this year we went to Palm Springs, CA for a meeting where we visited Mount San Jacinto and had a tennis star sighting of Novak Djokovic.  In April we celebrated our three year wedding anniversary :) and visited New Orleans where we toured the WWII Museum and ate our weight in beignets {mmmmm….}.  Of course, this summer was our big trip to Thailand, which you can read about herehereherehere, and finally here.  More recently, we of course found out that we were expecting!!  Made a trip to Chicago for Thanksgiving where were got to see The Bean, and our final trip of the year was to NYC.  It’s been a great year, but I know that next year is going to be even better! I have never looked more forward to a new year {like this one} in all my life!  The Dietrichs welcome you, 2015!

Hope you all have a very fun, safe, and Happy New Year!

Thirty-One

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I read a quote the other day, “As you grow up your priorities change. Nights out are swapped for nights in, your circle gets smaller and games, drama, and partying every weekend just aren’t entertaining anymore.  You get to a point when it’s quality, like your career, your relationships, your home, your family and YOU! You want quality now.  Something that’s yours, something real, something you can grow, something you’re proud of.  As you grow up you want a future, not just for now.  As you grow up things change, YOU change… and you start to like it that way.”

What a difference a year can make.  Happy to meet you thirty-one… you can stick around for a little bit.

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Christmas With The Dietrichs

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^^ My mother in law always has the most beautiful Christmas decor!! ^^

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^^ Probably the most popular gift of the White Elephant ^^

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^^ stolen ^^

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^^ someone wasn’t too excited for their Mickey Mouse Chia Pet ^^

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The weekend before Christmas we attended the Holiday Lighted Boat Parade which goes through the channels of downtown Tampa.  It was actually pretty cool!  I cannot wait to take Baby D next year!

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^^ Probably my favorite boat :: The Polar Express ^^

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^^ 22 weeks and counting! ^^