Look at my BIG…BOY!!! and… BUMP!! Wowza!
And my goodness, I am feeling every pound of additional weight! My feet have already started to swell up, my lower back is aching, and just one flight of stairs gets me winded. I’m really hoping that the holiday’s help the next three months go by fast. And I REALLY hope that the Florida heat will stop being so brutal! This expectant mama needs the weather to seriously cool down…
Everything about this pregnancy has been different from the first. The biggest difference so far is, with Bennett, my placenta was positioned on the front of the sac, so any movements were not seen until much later in the pregnancy and even then, they weren’t frequent. With Baby D (2.0), the placenta is in the back, so movements have been seen very early on and I have a feeling we have a sumo wrestler or olympic swimmer on the way! He or she never stops moving! It’s really cool/ creepy. I’m hoping the fact that this time around has been tougher doesn’t mean that labor and delivery will be tough as well.
As for Mr. Bennett, this 17 month old is a handful. Like I’ve said many times before, he keeps me on my toes! He’s very busy exploring and discovering! Things he really enjoys lately are: swimming in the pool, coloring, learning about all the farm animals and the noises that they make, grilled cheese sandwiches, bike rides with daddy, and showers.
My little man can eat with a fork or spoon, has some really great dance moves, and definitely knows how to to make his voice heard, ha ha ha! I think he has a favorite blanket- it’s a black and white spotted, very soft blanket, and he loves to be wrapped up like a burrito in it :). He get’s more personality by the minute, and it’s seriously the best!
I love these two babies with all my heart and soul! Husband & I are so excited for another change up in the family- can’t wait to meet you Baby Dietrich No.2!
Husband & I would like to formally introduce our beautiful baby boy to the blog:
Bennett Wesley Dietrich
Date of birth: Friday, May 1, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Weight: 9 lbs 3.6 oz
Length: 22 & 3/4 inches
Welcome to the world my precious little (well… he’s not that little ha ha ha…) baby. You have completely stolen Mommy & Daddy’s heart and we are so excited to share our lives with you!
Crib: http://rhchild.com Airin Spindle Crib
Dresser/ Changing Table: http://rhchild.com Marcelle Dresser
Rocking Chair: Finn Rocker from Anthropologie (I don’t believe they sell the icicle color anymore)
Moroccan Pouf Ottoman: https://www.onekingslane.com/search?q=moroccan+pouf
Rattan Elephant Head: Decorative Arts Vero Beach
Shaggy White Rug: HomeGoods
Dreamcatcher Mobile: handmade by my sweet friend, Brittani
Just wanted to share a few pictures (sorry they aren’t very clear since they are from my phone) of the nursery before Baby Dietrich gets here. I call my theme “Bohemian Safari Chic” because I wanted something gender neutral (obviously), but still my style. Husband did all of the hanging of art & curtains on the windows. He is just so good at that! ;) The only thing I do not have at this time is my wall mounted book shelf that was supposed to be here last week, but I have just been informed it will not be here until mid-May. Booooooo!!! I also do not have very many baby clothes yet… I figured I have a whole lifetime to buy lots of adorable outfits. I imagine it will be like: one cute outfit for baby, one cute outfit for mommy ;). Anyway, this is now my favorite room in the house. I go in there all the time just to sit in the rocking chair and stare at all the things Baby D will soon be using on a regular basis. It’s just the sweetest little room… now all we need is a Baby! Hurry up little one, we are all waiting!
Special thanks to my amazing photographer, Laura, who is unbelievably talented and accommodating! Check out her website for more of her amazing work!
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!
Please enjoy some of the pics from the shower, sorry some are a little blurry, they are from multiple cameras and phones…
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.