Toddler Christmas Jammies

Monday, December 11, 2017


Every year, my mom would get my sisters and me a new pair of Christmas jammies as our "one present" that we were allowed to open on Christmas Eve! I have tried desperately to keep up the tradition with Baylee, but I am such a sucker for cute jams that I always end up giving them to her to start wearing in the beginning of December! There aren't many things in the world cuter than a toddler in cozy Christmas PJs sipping hot chocolate in front of the tree. :) Here are some of my favorite pairs of pajamas for both boys and girls this year: 


Baylee woke up with the stomach flu in the wee hours of the morning today, so I have never appreciated having so many pairs of cozy jammies for her to wear more. Hopefully my girl is feeling better very soon, because there is so much more Christmas fun to be had over the next two weeks!

Until next time! XoXoXo

Twenty Seven Weeks

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

How far along: 27 weeks 3 days
Weight gain: 10.5 pounds
Stretch marks: Nope
Belly button in or out: Outie
Sleep: Sleep was going great until I got a cold :( Now I keep waking up congested.
Best moment this week: I found out that I passed my glucose test! I was so worried because I can't imagine having to give up Christmas treats! (My heart goes out to all of you with are so strong!)
Worst moment this week: Getting sick. Meh. Pregnancy colds are seriously the worst.
Miss anything: Well, it's come down to me having to cut things out of my diet that trigger my heartbur,n so I'm going to desperately miss spaghetti and basically anything with tomato in it. Womp.
Movement: Definitely, she loves to have a dance party right before I fall asleep every night. :)
Cravings: Sweet potatoes. How random is that?
Anything make you queasy or sick: Nope
Looking forward to: Only 4 more days until the third trimester! I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!
Until next time! XoXoXo

Christmas Bucket List

Saturday, December 2, 2017

It's only December 2nd and we have already knocked the first two things off our Christmas Bucket List! I know this is going to be one of those amazing Christmases, so I thought I'd share all the fun we have planned from now until the 25th!

Christmas Bucket List

1. Visit Santa so Baylee can tell him what she wants for Christmas and promise to be a good girl. 
2. Mail out Christmas Cards.
3. Do a "Pay It Forward" act at least once a week. (Check out my list of pay it forward ideas here!)
4. Bake Christmas cookies and try at least one new recipe.
5. Read a Christmas book before bed every night.
6. Have a Christmas pajama party.
7. Watch at least one Christmas movie every day.
8. Drive around to look at lights on houses.
9. Buy a new ornament for the tree.
10. Wrap Christmas presents in pretty paper.
11. Make our annual Rudolph pancakes on Christmas Eve.
12. Do a few Christmas crafts. (Cotton ball snowmen maybe!)
13. Watch Baylee in her school's Christmas Recital. (She's a wiseman in the Nativity! How cute is that?!)
14. March in a local city's Christmas parade. (Baylee gets to do this with her dance studio and we are so excited!)
15. Give at least one toy to a toy drive.
16. Leave cookies, milk, and a letter out for Santa.

What fun traditions will you and your family be doing this year??

Until next time! XoXoXo

Twenty Six Weeks

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

How far along: 26 weeks 4 days
Weight gain: 10 pounds
Stretch marks: Nope
Belly button in or out: We have officially entered outie territory.
Sleep: I wake up a few times, but other than that I'm sleeping great!
Best moment this week: Brian finally got to feel one of her dance parties the other night! She's been a little booger, and stops kicking whenever he puts his hand on my belly, but she finally showed him some love. :)
Worst moment this week: No complaints really, except I'm starting to have some back pain. Hopefully it doesn't get to bad.
Miss anything: Not fearing spaghetti sauce and chocolate...both give me the worst heartburn!
Movement: Oh yes! And I'm starting to learn her patterns of her active and quiet times of the day, so it's really neat. So far, she's the most active about an hour after dinner. She should weigh around 2 pounds and is about 13-14 inches long now!
Cravings: French fries and milkshakes.
Anything make you queasy or sick: Nope, just the heartburn culprits.
Looking forward to: I have an OB appointment today, and then I'll go every 3 weeks for the next couple of months! Can't believe how close we are getting!

Christmas Maternity Photo Shoot

Sunday, November 26, 2017

This year, for Christmas pictures, we decided to kill two birds with one stone and have a Christmas themed maternity shoot! We had them done by the wonderful Chris & Randi of Genesis Imagery, and as usual we had the best time! When Randi sent my pictures over the other day, I completely teared up. They took visions I had in my head and made them more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. :)

It was so hard to pick my favorites to share on the blog, but here are the ones I love most!



Did you catch baby girl's name reveal? ;)

If you're in the area and are looking for a wedding, couples, or family photographer, make sure you check Genesis Imagery out! We have had wonderful adventures shooting with them, and as you can see, the product is gorgeous!

Until next time! XoXoXo