twenty week bumpdate



Say it ain’t so!  I’m sure I have said this many times before, but time is flying!  And I know it’s not slowing down any time soon…  five months in and I’m thoroughly enjoying pregnancy.  Last week I felt Baby moving around for the very first time.  It was pretty impressive.  I sent Husband a text as soon as I felt it and now he just thinks he can just put his hand on my belly at any given time and feel what I’m feeling.  That’s something that makes this experience so cool.  As a woman, carrying a life in your body, that’s something that your spouse will never understand or feel.  As much as I would love for him to be able to feel all the movements, it really is a bond that a mom will always have with the child that no one else will have.  At this time I don’t mind the party going on in my belly but I’m sure as Baby grows it could get a little obnoxious ;)

Another thing that’s super awesome (!!!), strangers are finally starting to understand that I’m not just the chubby girl in the room.  Last week I finally had someone I did not know tell me “Congrats!” while looking at my bulging bump.  It made my whole world!  We have our Level 2 Ultrasound- Anatomy Scan on Tuesday and I’m so excited to see our baby again!  Haven’t seen Baby since I was only 8 weeks pregnant.  Pray for us, we are hoping to see all 10 fingers and toes, a cute little booty, and the sweetest little face :)

I’ve been going through bags of Cheddar Jalapeño Cheetos like the apocalypse is coming.  And I’m still eating at least 3 bowls of various types of cereals every day.  But I’m not craving the stereotypical preggo snacks like pickles or ice cream (I’ve never been a big fan of ice cream…).  I’m still working out with my trainer at least once a week in the gym, but since the weather has been pretty darn perfect here in Florida, I prefer to be on my bike cruising around the neighborhood.

I guess I should start thinking about what I’m going to do in the nursery.  Here are some pics from Baby D’s personal board on Pinterest that are inspiring me lately:


^^ that grass cloth wall paper ^^


^^ grey linen curtains & that cute wooden ladder used as a shelf for blankies ^^

Finn Room

^^ those framed baby animal faces… swoon!! ^^

Obviously all gender neutral ideas, which to some may seem very boring, but I love it!  Can’t wait to dive into this new project!  Twenty weeks down, twenty more to go!  Love you Baby D!  Can’t wait to meet you in just a few more months!

Grandma Came to Visit!


My Grandma Kellum, from Hamilton, Ohio (a suburb of Cincinnati), came all the way to Florida to see me.  I was so happy to get to spend almost a whole week with her.  She is 91 years old and feisty as ever but her memory is sharp as a tack!  Since her and my mom were in town at the same time, I figured we should have a belated Mother’s Day lunch which is where these top few pictures were taken.



On Wednesday night we took her to see the Cirque Du Soleil, Michael Jackson show which was a whole new experience for her.  With the crazy acrobatics, dancing, and singing it was out of this world awesome! She loved it!



Then toward the end of the week we took grandma to the beach for a couple of days and this is basically all she did the whole time:


^^The dog, in the picture above, is Scotty and that is Grandma’s pride and joy.  She sure does love that dog! ^^

I guess the love of dogs runs in the family ;).


On our final night together we got all fancy and went to a nice dinner at The Melody Inn.  Whenever we do anything a little more formal my Grandma always likes to say we were “real uptown”.  Which I’m taking to mean that we are classy broads, which I’ll admit  we were for the evening… we were SO uptown,  I even got Grandma to try escargot for the first time in her life!


^^ She wasn’t impressed… ha ha ha! ^^

Overall I would say it was a successful trip for Grandma.  She did get ill toward the end of the trip and was in the hospital (back in Ohio)  for the last week, but yesterday she got transferred to a rehab facility and is starting to feel a little better.  Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

I love you Grandma!  Thanks for coming to visit me and I will see you again very soon!