Monday, February 25, 2013

the stork came early…

Just wanted to let everyone know that I may not be on here a lot over the next week or so because I will have my hands full. :) Mr. Jackson Grant Powell was born on 2/23 @ 8:20pm. Even though he was born 3 weeks early, he received stellar reviews from multiple pediatricians before we were released today and is eating like a champ now to make up some of the weight he missed by coming early. 

Lots has happened in the last 12 days, which is why I haven't been on here. As soon as I get a chance to I will update you all on that, his birth story, etc. Oh...and of course there will be a TON of pictures.  ♥ ♥ ♥ 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Spread the Love!

Well I am officially one lucky girl! This year I not only had one amazing Valentine (the hubs) but I also was paired with the amazing Jessica for the amazing Spread the Love Valentine's Day Sawp.

I signed up for the swap hosted by Erin & Megan back in the middle of January and I couldn't be happier that I did. The idea behind it gave bloggers, like myself, the chance to meet other ladies and share in the fun of the holiday. 

Well I can HONESTLY say that I was spoiled and Jessica went waaaaaay above and beyond!

At first we had problems getting in touch with each other because her email went to my spam box. I usually check my email from my phone so I don't even glance at the spam box. One night I happened to login using my computer and realized she had reached out to me a few times. Of course I appoligized numerous times, but she said it was no big deal and responded like we had been friends for years! Really, this girl is awesome!

So even though I caused us to have a delayed start, she still managed to get me my package ahead of schedule. It wasn't just any package had some of the coolest goodies in it ever. It put the package that I sent to Hannah to shame.

Here's what I received...

 I never bought this movie because I thought it looked corney but Michael & I watched this last night for Valentine's Day and it was actually really good! I am so glad she got me this!

Look at these colors. They are SOOOO my shades!
Such a pretty bracelet. LOVE it!

So like I said above; I am one lucky girl! Thank you Jessica!! XOXO

Thursday, February 14, 2013

week 34 & 35 bumpdate

 I didn't have the chance to take my 33 week photo because I had a double ear infection and sinus infection, but now I am back strong. Here's week 34 & 35! 
How Far Along? Photo taken @ 34 weeks 4 days.
Size of Baby P? Baby Jax is the size of a Cantaloupe! :)
Maternity Clothes? Still a mixture.
Weight Gain? 20lbs
Stretch Marks? Nope.
Gender? Boy!
Sleep? I've come to the realization that I won't have a good night's sleep for another 18 years. Joy.
Food Cravings? Fruit. Lots and lots of fruit!
What I Miss? Wine. I really missed being able to have a drink during the Super Bowl. Luckily for me I have lots of friends that drank enough to cover my not drinking...
Symptoms? Still just the acid reflex & heartburn.
Belly Button? In-betweenie. 
Best Moment of the Week? Some of my best friends threw me the BEST baby shower in the entire world. It was seriously one of the best parties ever. You can read about it here. <3

How Far Along? Photo taken @ 35 weeks 6 days.
Size of Baby P? According to L&D, when the hubs & I got to spend 13 hours thinking I was going to deliver 4 weeks early, baby is almost 6 1/2 lbs. It's really scary to think that I was more worried than an entire medical staff about delivering over 4 weeks early!
Maternity Clothes? Mixture.
Weight Gain? 22lbs
Stretch Marks? Nope.
Gender? He's all Boy!
Sleep? If I thought I didn't know what sleep was before; I certainly learned what it meant this week!
Food Cravings? Still fruit. :)
What I Miss? Sleep, fitting into clothes...the list goes on...and on.
Symptoms? Acid reflex & heartburn.
Belly Button? In-betweenie. 
Best Moment of the Week? This week I am going to go with worst. On Tuesday we drove 2 1/2 hours for a funeral and then Wednesday we spent over 13 hours in labor & delivery. At one point I was 3.5 cm dilated, 70% effaced and contracting every 1.5-2 minutes. I was adamant that I was not having a Valentines baby, or Feb 15th day baby for that matter. Everyone was making fun of me because I was crossing my legs and telling Jackson he needed to stay in his cushy little home a little while longer. Plus our maternity pictures were scheduled to be taken on Thursday and I would be devastated if we didn't get a chance to take them. I know most of you are rolling your eyes...the hubs did too, trust me. You have to understand though that I am the chick that always has a camera on her (in addition to the one on my phone) and have had a photographer there to document this pregnancy since week 7. Pictures are a big deal to me and that's why my photographer loves me. :)