Beautiful Baby Shower and a 37 Week Update

A Beautiful Baby Shower and a 37 Week Update

As promised {a very long time ago} I am going to share some pictures from the beautiful May weekend I spent back in Wisconsin.  Mr. Blue Eyes, Baby Blue Eyes and I were blessed beyond words with not 1, not 2, not 3, but 4 baby showers! Seriously spoiled.

When I flew home to Wisconsin for 4 days I had two of those showers.  My sister and sweet auntie threw me one shower and then my mother-in-law and sister-in-law threw the other.  As you can imagine I was beyond overwhelmed with love, family and friends so I didn’t get the chance to take that many pictures.  Hopefully you will get a good idea of the creativity and beautiful details all these ladies put together.

Baby Shower

The ladies of my family before the shower.

The beautiful weather and lake were an amazing backdrop for the shower.  Here I am with my mom, sister and niece before the party started.  The dress I wore is from an amazing little shop called, LMN in Seacrest, Florida owned by my sweet friend.  It is not a maternity dress but the stretchy fabric worked perfectly to show off the bump.

Baby Shower

The hosts

Baby Shower

The adorable game table and party gift table.

Baby Shower

The food table…pre-food

Everything for the shower was amazing…the food, the decorations, the company.  It was so special to have so many of my family and friends come out and shower Baby Blue Eyes and I.

For my second shower my MIL (mother-in-law) and SIL (sister-in-law) threw an amazing party at a nature center in our hometown.  It was such a beautiful spot and everything at the shower was amazing.  My favorite little detail was that they had a photo booth set up for all the guests to make their prediction of what Baby Blue Eyes will be, a miss or mister!  If you think Baby Blue Eyes is a girl you held up the lips and for a boy you held up a mustache.  Loved it!

Baby Shower Photo Booth

My girlies!

Baby Shower Photo Booth

My SIL and cuzzy. Guess they are thinking Baby Blue Eyes is a boy!

Baby Shower Photo Booth

That day I was definitely thinking girl!

Sorry I sure didn’t get as many pictures as I thought but you can trust me that the showers were amazing! 🙂

37 Week Update

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Baby Size:As long as a stalk of swiss chard (I am getting my size from the Baby Center App)

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I have gained 30 pounds! Yikes that number was definitely startling!

Working Out: My workouts have decreased.  Still walking with Baby Blue and trying to get my arm workouts in but my energy level is fading fast.  We moved this week and I got in a lot of activity that day! I think I am still recovering.  We have been trying to get out as much as possible by heading to the beach and local restaurants which helps me keep moving and stay active! 

World Cup

Getting ready to cheer on Team USA!

Maternity clothes: I did have to go and purchase some new bras at the maternity store.  During the day I am really loving my yoga pants and tank tops but I am still able to hit the beach and like I said I am still rockin,’ in my mind, regular bikinis on the beach.

Baby Bump on the Beach

Mr. Blue Eyes loving on Baby

Baby Bump on the Beach

Grayton Beach with the cuzzy and Mr. Blue Eyes.

Baby Bump on the Beach

Stretch Marks: Not yet but I am very good about applying lotion everyday day!

Sleep: Mr. Blue Eyes and I have been going to bed early.  I am sleeping pretty much through the night except for the occasional bathroom break.

Best Moment of the Week: Spending an entire day with Mr. Blue Eyes, just the two of us!

Miss Anything: Starting to crave those margaritas again.

Movement: Baby Blue Eyes is still moving like crazy.  Baby Blue Eyes has dropped and is in position to be welcomed into the world.  This is so fun because I know exactly where baby is and what part of their little body is moving around! Seriously I never get sick of feeling this little babe moving around.

Food Cravings: My sweet tooth is getting the best of me and I am craving anything chocolate and peanut butter… Have you tried the new Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Oreos…Oh my word! I don’t even know what to say about those! Also, anything spicy seems to be hitting the spot!

Symptoms: My feet and hands are still swollen and now my joints (fingers and toes) feel like they are broken! This has definitely been the worst symptom I have had during my pregnancy (which I know is not bad and shouldn’t complain).

Anything make you queasy or sick? No!

Have you started to show yet? Yes, I am showing but my belly is not measuring 37 weeks I am measuring about 33 weeks.

Gender predictions? Mr. Blue Eyes and I have officially agreed on a boy and girl name, but we are keeping them a secret!  Our names did not come easily.  We looked through endless lists, sent countless emails back and forth, and after vetting our top contenders for weeks the names became official last night! Whew! With that major decision behind us I truly don’t have a clue what gender our little bundle will be! Mr. Blue Eyes is thinking girl!

Labor Signs: I don’t think I have had any labor signs.  My back has been hurting but that is about it!

Belly button in or out? My belly button is still in! I feel like I am proving my sister wrong and I love it!

Wedding ring on or off? The rings are definitely off with my chubby, swollen fingers.

Happy or moody most of the time? Very happy.  After moving into our new place I was able to nest, nest, nest! With the help of Mr. Blue Eyes and our amazing friends and family we got moved in and nestled into our new place.  The Baby Blue Eyes nursery is coming together and I will get pictures up as soon as some of the finishing touches come in.

Weimaraner

Baby Blue was exhausted after a long day of moving! It is very stressful for her!

Baby Laundry

Finally was able to get started on my baby laundry…Loving anything from the Honest Company!

Baby Goodies

We received another one of our crib sheets and the changing pad cover.

Looking forward to: The arrival of Baby Blue Eyes, of course and some of the last few days Mr. Blue Eyes and I have alone!

Happy Monday! Enjoy the week!

~C

 

Celia

About Celia

I am a blue eyed gal living with my blue eyed hubby and our blue eyed Weimaraner in Wisconsin. Teaching is my day job and I just love it! There is nothing that I would rather be doing for my profession. In my free time I love designing and crafting our little apartment. I also have a love of all things water like swimming and boating. Take a minute or two to get to know my blue eyed family.

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One Response to Beautiful Baby Shower and a 37 Week Update

  1. Jennifer July 9, 2014 at 9:37 pm #

    How exciting! It won’t be long now 🙂

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