Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Cole's Baby Shower

Once again I am behind on the whole blogging thing. So much has been going on lately, that I have not had time! On 11/12/11 I had mine and Cole's Baby Shower. It was fantastic! I could definitely feel the love from all of my friends and family, and I am so lucky to have them all in my life. I got a ton of gifts and have already washed all of the baby clothes, and unpacked the gifts. Thank you cards are also done! My hostesses were Paige (the shower was at her house), Stephanie, Libby, Loni and Tammy. They did such a fantastic job! I got so many comments about how smoothly the shower ran and how everything was just beautiful. We also had company staying at our house that weekend. Jessica and Clint and Marcy and Brent all came in town so the ladies could come to the shower. SO sweet of them, and we had a really good time!

Here are a few pictures from the shower taken by the lovely Stephanie G!

Almost the entire group at my shower.

The letters for Cole's room made by Aunt Tanya and Aunt Tammy!

My lovely Hostesses!

The completely awesome Diaper Cake that Loni made me and Cole!

My side of the family

My awesome cake that my sister had made!

We also had our maternity pictures taken by the amazing Allison Duckworth from Elven Thirty Six Images. If you need any family portraits, baby photos, maternity photos, etc., she is the one to go to! I love the pictures and I cannot wait to be able to share them on here once I receive my CD! I also ordered our Christmas cards through Allison, and they look wonderful. I cannot wait to mail them out!

This past weekend we went to OKC to visit Clint and Jessica and to see their new house. Love the house! We had a really fun weekend, and that officially the last time that I could travel, so no more road trips for me! I will be 32 weeks on Saturday and the time is flying by! I cannot wait to meet Cole, and I am overjoyed at how blessed I am.

Looking forward to the upcoming weekend as well. we are having a GNO Christmas Dinner on Friday and I cannot wait! Until next time!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!!

It has been a while since I have posted, so I thought it was time to update a little. Today is Halloween, so Happy Halloween to everyone! I started off Halloween with our Annual Costume/Decorations Contest at my work this year. Our department theme was "Zombieland", so we had a bunch of graves everywhere, cobwebs, scary zombies, and even Zombie Hunters this year. I went as a Zombie Hunter this year, so I dressed like a trucker, and had my rifle and hand gun at the ready. :) I did not take pictures this year (I now bad) but some people at work had some awesome costumes this year!! We also have trick-or-treating for the employees kiddos through each department, so I trick or treated with my nephews Greyson and Cody, and my niece Hannah. Cole also got lots of candy throughout the day thanks to me, so he was a bundle of movement all day! Sugar rush! Friday night Trevor and I stayed home and caught up on our DVR'd shows, and then headed to bed! We are so exciting.... lol. Saturday was a very busy day! I woke up and started getting ready for my S-I-L Tanya's shower, and then drove both Tammy and Tanya to the shower in Lantana. I have to say, I LOVE the community of Lantana. They seem very kid and family friendly, and I think that when Trevor and I finally move again, that this will be our next destination. It is farther west from where I currently live, but that will be better for Trevor's job. At the shower, we had fabulous food! I was so full by then end of that shower, I could not even eat the cake! Tanya got alot of cute, cute outfits for baby Vivian, and then we packed up my car, and we headed to Tanya's to drop off all of her gifts. After than Tammy and I went to Magnolia Cafe to eat, then went shopping for maternity clothes for me, and a costume for Trevor. I then headed home, grabbed my costume and headed to my parents house so that my Mom could paint my stomach for my costume. Trevor went as a Beer Pong cup this year with ping pong ball included (it was the easiest costume for me to get him to wear) and Cole and I went as Humpty Dumpty. My tummy was the egg and then we made a box wrapped with red wrapping paper and drawn on bricks for the wall, we also then took stockings to make the legs, stuffed them with tissue paper and then used baby shoes for the feet. So funny! Here are a few pics of me and my sister (she was Red from Fraggle Rock) and me, and then me and Trevor as well from Steph and Mike's Halloween Party.

With me being preggers, I was so tired this year! Booo..... but at least I dressed up, and I had a fun time with this costume. We had a great time! We ended up spending the night at Trevor's parents house on Saturday night after the party because the party was in Wylie, and Garland is SO much closer than Lewsiville. So on Sunday we woke up and I chatted with my Mother-In-Law Vera for a while, and then headed over to my parents house to spend the day with them. Trevor went to play Frisbee golf with his brother Trent. Then we both headed home to watch the Cowboys vs. Eagles game- and.... the Cowboys lost big time. Fail. That brings us to today, the actual day of Halloween! It's Monday, so we are at work, yay, but tonight I will be handing out candy to all of the little costumed children in my neighborhood. So cute!! I hope everyone has a very Happy Halloween! be safe and don't eat too much candy!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Crib Bedding!

The search has finally ended for my crib bedding! I had previously written about my mom and me making the crib bedding together, and looking for the fabric, but believe me when I tell you that I could not find anything that I loved. I wanted a "preppy" feel for Cole's nursery, and just could not find the vision that I had in my head. Instead of searching for stripes one afternoon, I started searching for plaid. Right away this crib bedding called "Madras" from Pottery Barn Kinds popped up. I fell in love immediately! It was pretty much a no brainer for me to choose this, and the best part is, I can order it and have it personalized with no hassle or real wait time! We have not ordered the bedding yet, but we are this weekend, and I cannot wait! The website says that it will take 5-7 days to be delivered once we order it. Here are a few pics of the bedding!

The personalized pillow that will say "Cole" in Navy just as the picture shows

The drapes for the windows- so cute!!!

The inside of the crib bumper (I am not doing the star fitted sheet, but a solid red one)

The personalized quilt that will also have Cole's name on it. LOVE!

I personally love all of the colors in this bedding set. It will give me so much leeway to decorate with whatever color I choose, and there are so many choices it's mind boggling! I am trying really hard not to create a theme, but I saw some sailboat decor that was super adorable, so I may incorporate that with other cute things to complete the room. I am so bad at decorating, I need to start watching HGTV!

In other news, it seems that I hit week 22 and my belly just exploded! It went from looking like I was getting really pudgy to HELLO PREGNANT! Kind of loving my belly (which I did not think would happen) and the fact that Cole is a very active baby. I have already been woken up at night by all of his movement, and I cannot help but sit there with my hands on my belly and laugh with complete joy. I feel so blessed! I hope everyone is enjoying the cooler weather! Until next time....

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Half Way There!

This Saturday I will be 20 weeks, so half way there! I had my 19/20 week sonogram yesterday and everything looked perfect! My lil man was moving around alot in there, very active! I forgot to mention in my last blog that we have decided to name him Cole Trevor Wilhite. I have loved the name Cole for years (since high school) and I just needed Trevor to get on board, and thankfully he loved the name as well. The middle name obviously comes from Trevor- lol. This name was pretty easy to come up with! Not much pain or struggle at all. we had another name Caden, but I thought it sounded like a girl name more than a boy name. So Cole it is! ;)

The on;y thing that was a surprise at my appointment was that my placenta is pretty close to my cervix, and for those of you who have been pregnant before know, this is not a good thing for natural labor. So, if my placenta does not move up or if it covers the cervix completely by the time I go into labor, then I will have to have a C-section. I really wanted to have this baby with natural labor (and when I say natural I mean with an epidural for sure!). But I have heard from many others that a C-section is the way to go as well, I just do not want to have surgery! Ouch! Other than that I am feeling great! Love the 2nd trimester!

Planning the nursery has also been in full swing. I finally found colors that I love, and my mom and I are going tonight to look for fabrics for the bedding. My mom and me will be making the bedding (I thought it would be a fun project together!), and I will definitely be learning how to sew during this project. We are also going tonight to get the car seat and stroller that I want because Babies R Us is having a great Trade-in Deal right now. If you trade in a stroller, crib, car seat, bouncer, etc. then you get 25% off an item, and you can do this with multiple items! So we are literally using the cribs that we had as babies to trade in. So excited! I wanted to take the items home, but my mo told me that I would not get to take them home because that is what they are buying for the baby gift, and I have to wait until my baby shower. Boo! I wanted to mess around with it, but I guess I will have to wait!

Getting even more excited to meet my Cole, and I cannot wait for these next 20 weeks to fly by!! Talk to you all later! ;)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

It's A Boy!

So, Trevor and I have known for almost 3 weeks now that we are having a boy! We are very excited, and Trevor is sooo proud. I cannot wait to meet my little boy in February, and the time is passing more quickly than I thought it would! The first 12/13 weeks seemed to take forever, but now that I am feeling better, and not so exhausted, the time is flying by. I will be 19 weeks on Saturday, which is almost half way there! Crazy! I have my 19/20 week appointment next week, and they better confirm what we found at at 16 weeks- that it's a boy- or I will freak! lol.

So I wanted to share some of my sono pics, which, in my opinion, are the cutest!!

The best sound in the world! The heartbeat...

Now I am onto the task of decorating the nursery, and it has been a challenge finding what I see in my mind. But I think I finally have a few options, and I cannot wait to start! So, on that note, I will tak to you guys soon! ;)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Let the Traveling Begin...

It has been so nice having Trevor home since April. If you know his work schedule, that is a very long time for him to be home, and not traveling almost every other week. Well, the time has come for him to start traveling again, and I, for one, am definitely not looking forward to it. In fact, he is out of town on business right now. I guess I forgot what it was like when he travels, because I am having the hardest time sleeping. Any noise in the house wakes me up in a panic, even though I have the alarm on, and if anyone so much as opens a door, it will go off. My worst fear is someone breaking into my house and harming me, and it is 10 times worse when Trevor is not home. This trip is only from Monday to this Thursday, so one more night alone, but he tells me that September he has a new project starting in Maryland, which means he will most likely start the 10 days away, 4 days home schedule again. NOT my fave. This schedule is supposed to last until the end of the year (December) and continue and finish (hopefully) in January.

So, ummm.... excuse me, I am freaking out because I am due February 4th, and if I deliver even a week early, that will be January. It is starting to freak me out that he will not be there when the baby is born, or when I go into labor. He will also not be here when I am huge and pregnant and need him to go get things, run errands, etc. I cannot imagine what my back will feel like then, but I know right now that it is already killing me! Being pregnant, plus the back pain I deal with everyday from being top heavy, this could get rough. Not trying to go on a complaining spree, but I have been worrying about these things for a few weeks now, and I need to let it out!! LOL!

In other news, I started a Pregnancy Yoga video last night, and OUCH am I sore this morning! This lady has me using muscles I did not know I had! It was hard to walk up the stairs this morning because I have been so bad about working out, and even stretching has become chore. I will keep at it though! I want to be a healthy weight with this pregnancy, and even though I have not gained any weight yet, I want to keep it a healthy weight once I start gaining. I hope all of you are keeping cool in this hot, hot summer weather. I do not know about you, but I am ready for the cool fall weather and the clothing that goes along with it!! Keep cool everyone, and have a great week!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I feel like a Yo-Yo!

I have finally entered into my second trimester, and am so excited to start getting my energy back, certain parts of me aren't as sore as they used to be(lol), and I was excited for the nausea to go away. I was having really good luck with the drug Zofran helping with my nausea, but that medicine makes things harder on your body to function (and those who have taken it know what I am talking about- its way too TMI to discuss), so I was ready to get off of it everyday and just have that "Honeymoon Second Trimester". So, entering into my 13th week I stopped taking the Zofran- not so bad.... I felt fine as long as I ate something right when I woke up in the morning. I though "Ah ha! I have found the secret to this morning/all day sickness thing!" Hmmm... not so much. Everyday is a different scenario and I am beginning to feel like a Yo-Yo- one day up and fine and one day dropping back down to misery. Yesterday I felt the best I have this entire pregnancy- I though "Eureka! It has finally happened!" Yea.... wake up this morning, not so much. So, I have resorted back to my precious Zofran. I will take it in the morning if I feel nauseous, and if I don't then I will not. I cannot wait until I never have to take it!! (That's going to happen, right Moms?)

On the other hand, I am still shocked that I am actually pregnant. I really do not think that it will sink in until I feel the baby move, which my OB/GYN said would be aroun 16-20 weeks. I am also looking forward to getting my 19/20 week sono so we can find out if this baby is a boy/girl. Almost everyone who has guessed the sex has guessed boy, so we shall see! I am making an appointment today to get a "ghetto" sonogram done at Stork Vision at 16 weeks, just to see if they can tell what the sex of the baby is, but I will not begin the clothes buying frenzy until I go to my 19 weeks appointment on September 19th- just to make sure!! :)

Happily moving through the beginning of my 2nd trimester, and I cannot wait to see my baby again in 2 weeks, and to feel my baby move for the first time (which will hopefully happen sooner than later!). Until next time, have a great rest of the summer!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Shocker I know! New Post!

I am the worst blogger of all time- lol. It has literally been since last summer since I posted anything, and so much has happened since then. I am going to give a quick run down of my year- and not a very detailed one at that.

As I had previously stated in one of my earlier posts, Trevor and I tried for 16months to get pregnant with our 1st baby. I went through 2 OB/GYNs and was then even referred to an RE (reporiductive endocronologist). They thought that my next step was IUI, but my OBGYN put me on 1500mg of Metformin adn gave me one last try with 100mg of Clomid. I had done 8 rounds of Clomid by this point and most doctors will stop you at 3-6! I am ecstatic to say that the final round worked!!!! I am 13 weeks pregnant with our first baby and Trevor and I could not be more excited! That was a HUGE part of our year, with so many worries, tears- from me of course- and frustrations. I can truly say that infertility is one of the hardest things that a woman can go through, and you just do ont know how it feels until they tell you that you will not have a baby on your own. I feel extremely blessed that my story has a happy ending, and I am praying very hard for my friends/family who are going through the same thing. I was so blessed to have people praying for me, and I believe that the power of prayer is what got me pregnant, so I do not miss a day praying for those people who also need it. My due date is February 4th, 2012, so I am sure that I will have lots more to tell you about! I would post my picture of my 12 weeks appt. sono, but my baby was so active it is actually really blurry, so I decided to skip it. :)

I also turned 30 this year, which was really not as bad as it seems! I loved my 20s but I would definitely not go back through all of the trying to figure out who I am, etc. My sister also got married this February 7th, and it was so beautiful! We wnt on a ski trip to Steamboat, CO. and her and Garrett tied the knot on a snow ladened hill that our condo was next to. The view was gorgeous!! It was snowing so hard that day, you could barely see the view in her wedding pics, but it was a truly precious moment for me to serve as her Matron of Honor.

Basically I am highlighting the major things that happened in my life, because a whole year of explaining would just be to long! I hope to get better at this, yes, I kow I have said thsi before, but hopefully with the kiddo on the way, I will have more things to talk about and share with you!!