34 Weeks and a floral potluck

Last Wednesday I was invited to a Floral Potluck Party and it was a blast! It was hosted by a friend Adrian and essentially everyone brings flowers from their garden, the store or the side of the road! Yes even the side of the road. Adrian found a TON of wile flowers on the road for the party. It was a genius idea! Then we got taught by the wonderful Elysse from Thread of Scarlet about how to make floral crowns and bouquets. Once we received instructions we went off on our own making. It was seriously a blast and so fun! And I must say, I am not bad for doing this for this first time. :) Well maybe to you who know floral arrangements I am terrible, but to me I feel pretty good about it. After I made the arrangements I thought, it would be a waste if I didn't photograph my 'art'. So I made my husband take some photo's of me, since he is pretty great with a camera as well! 

Here I am 34 weeks, 6 more weeks to go (give or take a week or so). I still can't believe I am 34 weeks! And for those who care, I thought I would give an update on how things are going. 

First of all, I am really enjoying being pregnant for the most part! It's fun to see my body get bigger and bigger because I know there is a baby inside me growing with me. I am amazed by my body, it seriously blows my mind. While I go about my daily activity, he's growing growing growing! I really don't have to put too much thought into the process of building this little boy other than consuming the right things. Such an amazing thing. I love feeling him move and his hiccups are probably my favorite part. 

His movements are so different than what I expected and from what I hear others experience. His movements are fluid and gentle, almost like he is stretching his little body. I never really feel him go crazy on my bladder or punch a lot like I hear others experience. I am not sure if that portrays his personality, but if it is, I feel like he will be a gentle and caring little guy. I really can't explain the feeling I have. He will be our little sweetie.

He loves hearing his dad's voice. When Steven and I first wake up or go to sleep (when we have pillow talk) he is always moving like he knows we are there talk about him. Steven loves to put his hand on my belly during those times (and really all the time) and usually he will fall asleep that way. It really touches my heart how much Steven loves this little mystery guy, who we've never met. He truly is a perfect little boy and I can't wait to meet him!

I want to stick to the positives of pregnancy, because it's a beautiful thing and it certainly needs to be portrayed that way. There are times where it's hard and I wonder what were we thinking, but then I am reminded how I am assisting in the Lord's work and that is creating life. I am also reminded that not everyone will experience bearing a child in this world. My heart breaks and I weep for those valiant women. The Lord knows their hearts and yearnings. 

I also wanted to add some images taken by the fabulous Kristina Curtis. We took these when I was 31 weeks. d

Baby Bills // Star Wars Baby Shower

Last Saturday I had a baby shower put on by my best friend Emily, my awesome sister in Law Aubrey and her mother and sister. Four wonderful women and it was perfect!!! Of course I had to take some pictures but I only had about 5 minutes, so unfortunately the pictures aren't the best, but they will get the points across!

Emily was in charge of the decorations and she made everything herself! My two favorite parts were the diaper cake and the party favors. On the diaper cake, there were homemade suckers (they were delicious), a Darth Vader teether, an adorable book and bottles. It was seriously so perfect! And then for the party favors, everyone got homemade soap. If you look closely they were molded after various star wars characters or objects. I wish I had captured all of the various types. The soap is made of goats milk and scented with lavender essential oils. Seriously adorable! Oh a couple other awesome details to mention. The ice in the containers are death starts with lemon and lime inside. So creative AND the cup have little yoda's on them. She also made those as well. It was seriously so perfect and full of star wars!

Now the food, it was delicious!!! Aubrey, Shenole, and Jessica had lots of fruits and veggies, chips, salsa, 7 layer bean dip, and the BEST chicken salad sandwich i've EVER had. It was so yummy and the serving trays were perfect and all the same color! It was seriously so yummy and I wanted to eat EVERYTHING!

OOOOH one more star wars detail Emily did, the cookies have light sabers on them and the cup cakes she created those as well!!! So adorable!!!

Thank you to those who came and supported our new adventure, we are so thrilled and can't wait to meet our baby. After having this shower if has really hit me that in two months we will meet this little boy whom we've never met but love so dearly!

I hope you enjoy and maybe you can take some of these awesome ideas for yourself!

Gender Wives Tales

We soon get to find out what our sweet babies gender is. We are beyond excited to hear if we are having a boy or girl. I wanted to write a blogpost about all the wives tales about gender reveal in regards to my pregnancy. My best friend did this for her first and I thought, when we get pregnant, we will do that! So here I am writing this post. I can't image anyone reading this except my mom but it's something fun to have for the future. 

1. Heart Rate: Babies heartbeat is above 140 (girl) 

2. Acne: No increase in acne (boy)

3. Cravings: Craving fruit (girl) and chips (boy)

4. Moodiness: I am certainly more moody, sadly (girl)

5. Chinese Calendar: (girl)

6. Dream of Sex of Baby: Dreamed once it was a boy (girl)

7. Dad's weight gain: No weight gain since conception (boy)

8. Morning Sickness: None (boy)

9. Protein: Not craving (girl)

10. Feet: Have always been cold, no change (girl)

11. Headaches: None (girl)

12. Urine: Dull (girl)

13. Skin: Soft (girl)

14. Sleeping: Left Side (boy)

15. Legs: Haven't changed (girl)

Final Score:

BOY: 4
GIRL: 10