Wednesday, September 19, 2012

18 weeks

Yay, 18 weeks!! So close to halfway there...and feeling so much better every single day. Praise God!!! I have my appetite back. Still not 100%, but so close. I am eating and gaining weight back. For the most part, I am feeling pretty good/normal most days, and most of the day. I tried to go off my medicine a couple weeks ago, but ended up getting sick about every third day off. So, now I'm back to taking it every morning. I usually feel pretty nauseous in the morning without it. I was mostly trying to go off it, just because it was giving me horrible headaches! BUT, thank goodness, those have been not nearly as frequent the past few days!

* I enjoyed FINALLY getting my hair trimmed by my sister-in-law, and having my friend Kari color and curl it! It's had been way too long, and I needed the pampering. Made me feel so good!

{17 weeks}

* September 8th, I officially went "back to work." Justin and I shot a wedding in town on Saturday! I did pretty good, I was just exhausted by the end of it, and my back was killing me for most of it! Justin snapped this pic of me, as we waited for the ceremony to start. 

* Justin was off all last week and this Monday for Bluegrass! It was nice to have him around, and enjoy relaxing at camp, seeing our camp family and listening to great music! Tuesday was a bit lonely for me around here...he went back to work and Barrett was in school. I missed them!

{baby mac's first trip to Bluegrass}

{Barrett and I came home early Thursday was cold and rainy. 
So I made brownies and candy bar apple salad for the next night's dessert}

* We got to babysit one of my friends' little boys on Monday night. Barrett was so excited to have Koy here! I can tell he is going to be a big help with the new baby! While he was here, we spent some time out on the front porch, and Justin worked on my new planters! I ordered these WAY back in May, after the house painting and shutter makeover was complete. I wanted something large for the porch, to match the scale of the door/front of house. Then I got sick, and they ended up sitting in the entry for months. So, we got some Mums in Ponca Monday on a quick trip. I really like the planters. Trying to decide if they look okay on the sides of the stairs, or need to be up in front of the columns?!?

* Last night I was feeling great, and got motivation to do a little more work outside. I planted some more mums by the garage, and cleaned up the back patio. I was really missing my cozy gazebo, and now that the mornings and evenings are cool, I want to be able to sit out there and enjoy it! Over the past few months it's gotten ZERO use, and was full of leaves! The chairs were dusty, and everything needed a good cleaning! I swept out all the leaves, and dusted off all the chairs and cushions. Then we sat down and enjoyed it for a bit :)

* I got in a bunch of cute stuff I'd ordered on Etsy for our "Gender Reveal" party!! It's not secret that I love planning parties, and I am already having lots of fun with this one!! Here's a peek at my goodie stash on the dining room table!

It's all sitting in a drawer I found at an antique store last week. Every time we go to Wichita, Justin and I love to stop at the Augusta Antique Mall on the way home. I found this butter yellow desk drawer. It's paint is chipped, and Justin though I was crazy. The sales person even ask what my plans for it were! I told her I was having a gender reveal party, and planned to sit mason jars in it for drinks! I got 15 8oz mason jars with lids & straws...I'm hoping will fit perfectly in it!

Here is a {peek} at the invite we sent out to our family!

Now I'm starting to get nervous that baby #2 will be "shy" and not reveal anything to us :) Our party might not be as fun if that's the case! haha!! 

* I've been craving College Hill Coffee A LOT, and have been enjoying it a LOT!!! Mostly going for lunch or dinner to have the Southwest Wrap or Chicken Salad on Croissant! AND fresh pasta sides or soups! I had the BLT pasta salad for the first time the other day...YUM-O! I have spent way too much $$ there in the last couple weeks =)

{my favorite morning treat-pumpkin bread & apricot brandy ice tea}


  1. You are adorable! :) Glad to hear that you're feeling better - you look great! Love those planters on your front walk! I hope Baby M cooperates or else your gender reveal party will REALLY be a surprise party. :)

  2. You look like you are feeling much better!! I really like your planters...very cool. I think I want to plant some've inspired me! Your house looks great. LOVE the patio cozy!
    Can you share the candy bar apple salad recipe? Sounds YUMMY! You can email it to me.

  3. It is so good to see you back among the living! =) I love that you got to enjoy Bluegrass! I was worried about that. Your house, patio, and planters looks great!!! And so do you! =) Hope the rest of your pregnancy is a breeze. You deserve the break! Oh - and I love love love the gender reveal stuff you've picked out. I can't wait to see pictures of the completed project. Also, your College Hill pictures make me hungry. I have GOT to get up there. =) Have a great weekend friend!

  4. you look amazing! Can't wait to see what you are having! :)


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