Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Week 34 & 35 catchup!

Time for some catch up!


Speaking of cantalopes... its about that time of year! Little "lope" plants {as my husband calls them} have gone in the ground! It's garden season!!

I was given yet another shower. We are so extremely blessed! The ladies at worked all pooled in together and got me some really great things! It was such a fun shower with games and all!! Plus my sweet friend that put it all together had this adorable cake made for me!

 
We had our booth set up at Petticoats on the Prairie in Ballinger, Texas! It was fun! We got to do a little shopping and visiting! {Here is a snap of our booth!}


I got a gift in the mail from my sweet friend, Jessie! She did some Etsy shopping for me! I love all of it! There is a crocheted set of wrangler bottoms, boot and a hat!, monthly stickers for pictures, a "Made in Texas" onesie and a print of a woodland alphabet!I'm so excited about all of these! Won't be long until I can stick him in them!


I am now at 35 weeks! Friday marks a month from his due date!! He is the size of a honey dew melon! His kidneys are fully functional and his liver can process some waste products. Mainly we just have the lungs to finish developing and then he will be ready to join this world!

I am most anxious about seeing what he will look like! I'm pretty sure he will look a lot like his daddy, but I know he will be his own little look! Exciting!



I am getting ready though! I have his nursery {mostly} in order!

 


I still have yet to get his book shelf made. I have a pile of books ready to put on it! I am going to try and work on that this week and maybe by the end of next week it will be finished!! Need to get his daddy motivated to help me!!

Other then that, this are pretty much the same. Doc said last week he is still measuring right on track! I am still enjoying his little kicks and movements! Plus they seem to have increased! He moves ALL the time! Maybe he is just stronger and I am more aware of his kicks! I also cannot wear my wedding rings any more! With the temperatures rising.... along with my weight.... some swelling has been going on!  It's a good excuse to prop my feet up, though!!

This weekend we are off to move some cattle and celebrate Easter (and a wedding) with family! Plus I get to bring my highchair and stroller home! {This kid has so much stuff already!}

Happy Easter Weekend!

Mandie

Friday, April 4, 2014

Week 33.

I had meant to do this the beginning of the week, but we've had a very busy week.

Monday was normal, but we got up early on Tuesday (like 3:45 in the morning early) to head to New Mexico to go pick up bulls! I took the day off cause I didn't want to miss out on the excitement! And I'm so glad I went. Even after spending the entire day in the truck and getting swollen ankles and feet, it was worth it.

First stop was Carslbad, NM. We headed to the ranch to pick out bulls! The maps app on my phone said it would take 4 hours, but it was just over 3. So we were there a bit earlier then we thought. Plus, we didn't even think about loosing an hour and it was even earlier for them! Thankfully they are morning people and were up when we got there! Since it was so early, they invited us in for coffee! It was so refreshing talking with people who love the Lord about the Lord. Not a typical day!

After visiting for a little while we went down to the pens to do what we were there to do! We met their son who works on the ranch with them. He was so nice, too, and we enjoyed the morning visiting and sorting through bulls! We found the ones we wanted, got loaded up, business complete  and then hit the road! Just 4 more hours and we will be home!

A few potty breaks, McDonald's breakfast and many cat naps, and we were home!Time to put these boys with their new girlfriends! Let's just say he's one happy camper! Bobby said, "Now that is the definition of happy, happy, happy!" {This coming right after we listened to Phil Robertson's book on tape!}




The heifers were happy too, but not so happy when they found out we didn't bring feed with us! But I think they like their new boyfriend!

After eating a quick bit to eat, we headed to Alpine to take a trailer back to it's owner. That's a 6 hour round trip! Let me tell you this preggers was tired! {This is probably the closest thing to a 'baby-moon" as we will get! Bobby probably doesn't even know what that is and would most definitely say that a "baby-moon" is ridiculous!}


And I had to drop Bobby off at the tractor the next day so he could move to another field. It was cool watching him fold the 16 row plow {think he might call it a lister bar} up! They made that last year and so it's cool to see them use it!



With "jet-lag" I was behind on getting this other stuff done... like updating my blog! So here is my weekly update!

Sorry for the awful picture of a pineapple and lighting! My camera's flash is not wanting to work!
 
How far along? 33 weeks
Total Weight Gain: 35... yikes!
Maternity Clothes? Yes, nothing pre-pregnancy is really fitting!
Stretch marks? No. I'm keeping oiled up!
Sleep? Good and through the night!
Best Moment this week? Umm... just love feeling him move!
Miss anything? Fitting clothes, laying on my belly...
Movement? Him stretching out completely.
Food Cravings? Love chocolate milk!
Gender? Boy
Labor Signs? Not really! But I'm definitely feeling bigger!
Belly Button? IN. Almost non-existent though!
Rings off/on? Very snug... this warmer weather! I can't hardly get them on!
Happy/Moody? Happy!
Looking forward to? Enjoying these last few weeks as just Bobby and I!



Happy Friday! Have a good'n!





Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Maternity Photos.

I wanted to share a few of my maternity pictures we took weekend before last! I believe my sister is going to edit them, but this is the raw pictures! I think that they turned out pretty cute! {Even though I'm pretty critical of pics of myself!}











Week 32.

Not much change since last week. Just continued growth! He moves all the time, which is a fun thing to experience! I can feel him stretching on me daily!

He is just slightly larger then last week weighting in at 3 3/4 pounds and 16.7 inches long! {Approximately, of course!} I went to the doc last week and he is measuring right where he should be! And his heart beat was 150. He's a healthy little boy!


My brother and his wife found out this week that they are having a little boy as well! We are so thrilled that Asa will have so many cousins so close to his age! What an exciting time in life!

I had my 3rd shower this past Sunday. I didn't get any pictures from the shower so there is not much to share! I did receive our crib from my sweet hostesses! It feels good to have that done and now we are almost ready for him to be here! I will get a mattress next time I go to town and get his bed all set up! For now this is what it looks like!


The rest of the room is not put together yet! I'm not sure exactly where I am going to put everything yet! I am also going to be building a bookshelf for all the great books I have gotten!

You can see the basket full of blankets for him! We have been so blessed with some sweet sweet gifts!


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Shower #2.

My sweet sisters, S-I-L and mom threw me a shower at me parents house this past weekend! We had such a good time. The best thing I think was getting the family all together... and playing on the porch with miss G.

The shower was very nice, too! The girls went all out on decoration and getting everything cute and ready for company!

 This was the cute diaper cake they made for me! It is rolled up like logs of wood. So now I have a good stack of wood and a fire going! What a good idea! They did a great job! My sis also made the woodland animals and window for me! They all will be going in his room! So perfect!!

This is the large variety of food! Those carrot cupcakes were amazing!!

 Bobby's Nanny and mom came to the shower! So nice of them to make it to another shower!

The LOOT! So many cute things! This little boy is so blessed! Fix-Me-Up Johnny Tractor is one of my favorite gifts! It's so cool, I've already gotten it out of the package and played with it! I told Bobby that is just the first of many toys he will have to take out of packages like that!! They are definitely kid proof!



My little sis, Mollie and I! And a lady giving my mom the stare down, like you better not take that picture! Love you Tanya!!

 We got a sister picture!

My S-I-L, Lyn, and I are prego at the same time! We had to take pic together! I'm 31 weeks and she is 17 weeks! She is barely showing, but as cute as can be! Can't wait to find out what Baby Fullagar is going to be!! Next week!!

My sister also took my maternity pictures! I am now PATIENTLY waiting to get them! I can't wait to see them! I will share when I get them!

Another thing we jammed into our weekend was getting together with our cousins. It has been many many years since we have all gotten together. Probably since Mikkie's wedding, almost 6 years ago! We were finally able to gather back up and we went and ate dinner together! It was a fun time of catching up!

 This is the extended group!

Us original cousins!

All in all... A fabulous weekend! Both Bobby and I are overwhelmed by all the love and support we are getting as we prepare to bring this little boy into the world! So blessed!

M

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Week 31.




This week Asa is measuring over 16 inches long. He weighs about 3 1/3 pounds (about the size of a coconut) and is heading into a growth spurt. He can turn his head from side to side, and his arms, legs, and body are beginning to plump out as needed fat accumulates underneath his skin. He's probably moving a lot, too, so you may have trouble sleeping because your baby's kicks and somersaults keep you up. Take comfort: All this moving is a sign that your baby is active and healthy. 

This was my update for the week! All sounds about right. He is moving and I can definitely tell he is growing! I feel him stretching me out more and more! 

How far along? 31 weeks, 2 days
Total Weight Gain: I go to the doc this week.. we will see
Maternity Clothes? Yes, even though I mainly wear leggings or dresses
Stretch marks? No. I'm keeping oiled up!
Sleep? Good and through the night!
Best Moment this week? Hitting 7 months! Today!
Miss anything? Bending over easily!
Movement? All the time, even though he seems way more cramped in there then ever before!
Food Cravings? Sandwiches!
Gender? Boy
Labor Signs? I think I have been feeling Braxton Hicks, but they aren't painful, it's just a weird feeling! Maybe I'm wrong.
Belly Button? IN. Almost non-existent though!
Rings off/on? On!
Happy/Moody? Happy!
Looking forward to? My 3rd Shower this weekend! I get my crib and then I can finally finish the nursery. Then it will be all about the wait!

Today is 2 months from Asa's due date! It is weird to believe! I keep hearing that these are the most unpleasant months, but just like I've said from the beginning... I'm going to enjoy every minute! I won't last forever! Plus, I definitely want him fully cooked!



Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Week 30.

30 weeks down and 10 to go!

I cannot believe how fast time is flying. I'm almost overwhelmed with May fastly approaching. On the other hand, I cannot hardly wait for it to be here! I'm so excited to meet our little boy and see what he looks like and to get to feel his feet from this side!



I was outside yesterday afternoon and caught my shadow! It is still shocking to see a big ole belly sticking out there. You would think after 6+ months I would get used to the idea. It still is an amazing miracle!

In other news... We have decided that building a cedar crib might have been a bit too much for us right now... plus getting Bobby's butt in gear was the biggest challenge!
So, some sweet ladies that are hosting a shower for me are gifting one to us! I'm so excited! I can't wait to get it so I can get me nursery in order.

I did finish the curtains for the nursery this past weekend. No. No pictures, but I promise I will post pictures of the nursery soon as I have it done!

His nursery was my craft room prior to becoming his nursery. It has still been my habit to do all my projects in there until I have a sleeping baby in there! Thus, it's a wreck. Bobby is not very pleased with my mess, but it will all be picked up and ready soon!

I have my next shower this weekend. I'm mainly excited because we will get the whole family together! It will be fun to see everyone and catch up!

Hope you all have a fabulous week!

M