Friday, November 1, 2013

second baby shower + an update

Yesterday was a big day! First of all, it was Halloween which means I finally felt like I had an excuse to eat all the candy I wanted, even though everyday is pretty much like Halloween for this sweet tooth preggo! Secondly, yesterday marked being 35 weeks pregnant with 35 days to go until our due date! 35 weeks down, 35 days to go... it's starting to get real people!

Baby update: This past Tuesday I started going in for my weekly visits. I have been so excited to hit this point because this is when they actually start checking you and tell you if anything is happening! Russ and I met a new doctor and we LOVED her. We have now met 4 of the 5 doctors in our practice and we really have liked everyone so far which is great. Anyways, I wasn't really expecting to hear any "good" news as far as progress went seeing as how I wasn't even 35 weeks yet at my appointment, but to my surprise we were told I am already 1 cm dilated and 70% effaced... craziness!!! The doctor said this is great news especially for a first time mom. It doesn't necessarily mean that Everett is going to come early, but it does means that my cervix is already preparing for labor which is pretty awesome. And it could mean that he might be a little early, which we totally aren't going to complain about! The doctor told me to take it easy the next couple of weeks because it is important to make it to at least 37 weeks (which is technically full term, although your due date is at 40 weeks) so his little lungs will be more developed. It is blowing my mind to think that I could have this baby in TWO WEEKS! It will most likely be 3-5 weeks but still... SO SOON! Side note: I don't know if this is way too much information or whether or not it is "blog appropriate" but I am writing this mainly to document this season for our family as well as for all of my extended family that likes updates so my apologies to anyone who felt weird reading about my cervix ;)

I have been super busy the past few weeks with photo sessions that I have neglected this blog a little bit. Today was supposed to by my last official day of doing sessions, but since I got that nasty stomach bug a few weeks back I had to reschedule a few sessions for this upcoming week. As of today, I have 3 sessions left to shoot and 5 left to edit. The end is in sight!!

I am really determined to catch up on this blog and document some exciting things that have happened over the past few weeks. I had my second baby shower here in Charleston thrown by my sister Braden and my best friend Cat. The theme was "Cute as a Button." It was a ton of fun and once again I was so overwhelmed by just how much our little man is already loved. Goodness gracious a baby shower will make you feel so blessed! I wish I would have gotten more pictures before people left, but I at least got a few with some friends. Thank you to Braden and Cat for such a special day and thank you to everyone who came and showered us with so much love! Here are a few pictures from the shower.

These were the adorable invitations Cat designed 

The two lovely hostesses. I love them so much.
The cutest button cookies!!!

 More food & decorations...
 "Cute as a Button" banner behind the food table
 Paper button confetti on the fireplace
Had to include some present opening pics... 
This is me super excited about my breast pump. Ha!
Some sweet friends who came to celebrate baby Everett
 Me, sissy, & Mommy

 And, that's a wrap! 
Up next on the blog: our babymoon & little man's finished nursery... woohooo!

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