New Hair, New House & A Baby Update, Oh My!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Crazy, crazy! I'm 18 weeks already! I can't believe how fast this is going now that I am feeling great. I'm hoping to get better about posting weekly updates about the baby and more pics. We have been super busy lately and it's hard to get my man, i.e. photographer, out to take pics of me and the growing belly lately.

Two really exciting things this week...

We had our 18 week appointment on Tuesday and, although it was a really quick general appointment, we got to hear the heartbeat for a few minutes and that was awesome!

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that we have been in the process of trying to buy a house. We've really only been in the process for a little less than 3 weeks, but the very first house that we looked at we fell in love with (of course, isn't that how it always happens?!). We wanted to be in a specific neighborhood and found a house with a good-sized back yard that faces the pecan groves, i.e. no backyard neighbors (which are behind me in the above picture). Last Wednesday we put in an offer, and this Wednesday, Joshua was getting ready for work and came down the stairs with a big smile on his face and said, "Babe, listen to this," and played the voice-mail from our realtor telling us that we...


We are so excited and elated and can't wait to bring our baby home to this house. Some of our closest friends here live 4 doors down so that will be fun, too! I can't wait to have BBQ's and a fire in our backyard this summer. The stars are amazing in AZ. Inspections start next week, so your prayers would be appreciated for that!! Thanks, friends!

Okay, back to baby... After a lot of thought, I decided not to do diary-like entry letters on this blog to the baby. I asked on Twitter what everyone thought, and although the majority said they thought it was sweet, I feel like it's kinda weird personally and want to just save that for my journal to the baby. So I'll be trying to do these weekly updates and maybe when the baby is here I'll change things up a bit.

Baby D's Stats!

Baby's size: Sweet Potato

How far along:
18 Weeks!!

Sleep: It's been great lately. I wake up a few times a night to use the restroom, but I know that's God's way of preparing me for sleepless nights :) My biggest problem has been major hip pain... Why did no one tell me I would experience this?!! Holy crap, it has hurt so bad in the morning sometimes that I've cried.

Maternity Clothes: Fortunately I have been given a ton by Joshua's coworkers (such a blessing) or girlfriends... totally living in leggings these days, too. I've never really been a leggings girl but wow, they are a pregnant woman's best friend!!

Food cravings: Carrot Juice... I have never in my life drank carrot juice on a daily basis like I do during this pregnancy. It's wild. When I drink it, I get major feedback from baby with lots of movement :) I also am loving green superfood juice from Trader Joe's, oranges, and blueberry waffles

Food aversions:
I can not for the life of me eat fried or fatty foods. I had fast-food for the first time in a few weeks on Tuesday and had the worst reaction to it. What can I say, this baby loves all things healthy and that's great! 

Symptoms I HAVE: Hip pain and the nose of a vampire

Doctor’s Appointment: On Tuesday, baby's heartbeat was low at 140 BPM. We have a formal, anatomy ultrasound in mid-March where we get to see the baby again and have a thorough check-up to make sure everything is growing properly. We can also find out the gender if we decide to...

Movement: I felt the first movements at 13 weeks and didn't feel them from weeks 14-16... now I feel them every day and especially when I'm sedentary and after carrot juice, ha!

Belly Button:

Gender: TBD or surprised

Best moment of the week:
Hearing that heartbeat 

What I’m looking forward to:
That 20 week ultrasound and feeling the baby kick for the first time

What I miss: Wine, beer and cheese... and coffee!!

P.S. On Wednesday, I also cut 6 inches off my hair and got it highlighted for the first time in 2 years... put a little bit more blonde in it... what do you think?

Sunglasses: Target
Tank: Victoria Secret
Cardigan: Forever21
Belt: Macy's
Leggings: Target
Boots: Target

Linking up w/ WIWW, Rolled Up Pretty

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Courtney B said...

LOVE your hair!
And you look so dang cute. Love that baby bump :) (Shh... don't tell! But I can't wait to have one of my own! Haha)
Congrats on the house! That is soooo exciting! And that is perfect that it's in the exact neighborhood you wanted! I will definitely be praying that everything goes smoothly all the way to closing!

Lauren said...

LOVE LOVE your hair! Good luck on the inspections!

Nessa Bixler said...

Hooray for the house! How exciting. Praying everything goes well on inspection day. Love the hair.

Heather B {dreaming big} said...

Your hair is beautiful - you're totally rocking it, just as you are rocking that 18 week bump. So excited for your friend.

The Arizona Russums said...

Everything about this post makes me happy. And I love your new hair! Thinking of chopping a bit off mine too!

Cassie @ Live.Laugh.L0ve. said...

Your bump is beautiful!! I am so happy about y'all getting the house!! :)

Not Hip Enough To Blog said...

You look great! So awesome to see you guys thriving and hear all of your good news. So happy for you :)

Bethany said...

you're just the cutest pregnant lady…guess this means you are going to have to get pregnant again and again ; )

Katelyn Rattray said...

This just all is so exciting. I know I congratulated you on the house and what not already, but I'm so excited for you and your growing family! And I also love the hair, SO cute on you.

- Katelyn

kaity said...

looking good sweet lady! I love the new hair - I think this length looks great on you. :) glad to hear the pregnancy is coming along so well! hopefully the baby will keep up the healthy eating habits when he/she can eat real food.

Ashley said...

LOVE the hair, LOVE the bump, and congrats on the new house! So exciting!!

Becca said...

Your hair looks really cute. And so are your pics!

Nicole {Home for Hire} said...

Sounds like you had an exciting week :) I hope that the hip pain starts to feel better and baby keeps asking for healthy food :)
Do you have any inklings of whether the baby is a boy or girl?

Katie said...

so cute! love the belt over your adorable bump! carrot juice? that's funny. and sounds gross. : ) and I would definitely miss cheese and coffee.

Jessica Ann said...

Heather, you look so cute & I am SO excited for you. Being a Mom is thee best thing in the world, you are going to be a great one. AND Congrats on getting the house. How much more exciting can your life get geezo! xo

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

LOVe this post! Soo many exciting things happening in your life! Congrats on the house...and your hair looks great! I need a hair makeover too. You are totally glowing :)

Mrs. Mama said...

SO stinkin cute!

Denim and Eve said...

love your hair!

Nichole said...

Love love love your new hair ! and how sweet is that little bump! What a lucky lady with all the healthy cravings! And a house yayayay such a blessing!
God is so good!

angie on maui said...

Congratulations on the house, sweetie! What exciting news - yippee!!!

You are wearing pregnancy well, my friend. You're lookin' all gorgeous and glowy. :) And I am LOVING your haircut...your stylist did a wonderful job with the layers - it's very flattering on you!

Looking forward to following along on these new adventures of yours...the house AND the babe!


angie on maui said...

Congratulations on the house, sweetie! What exciting news - yippee!!!

You are wearing pregnancy well, my friend. You're lookin' all gorgeous and glowy. :) And I am LOVING your haircut...your stylist did a wonderful job with the layers - it's very flattering on you!

Looking forward to following along on these new adventures of yours...the house AND the babe!


Delphine Riviere OtMoon said...

Congrats for the house and your hair are absolutely gorgeous!!! xox

dalima26 said...

Congratulations on both! Your baby bump is cute& your hair looks beautiful. I wouldn't mind having that backdrop as my back yard. I think it will be an amazing place to raise a baby/babies😊looking forward to more updates.

Toaster4JC said...

Your hair looks awesome!!! Congrats on the house as well! And I also had terrible hip pain during pregancy. I suggest going to the chiropractor if you can. I didn't and wish I had.

Kimberly said...

You look beautiful Heather!

amy D said...

You look fabulous!!!! And hooray for the house and healthy baby! :)

womanwalkignupright said...

You are so beautiful! You look radiant! Your belly is so super cute! I am 15 weeks, only a few behind :) Congrats on the house, will be prayerful during inspection time!

Mason's Mama said...

Congratulations on the house! And there is nothing in the world like hearing your baby's heartbeat. Such a beautiful sound. You look great and I love your haircut.

Ruthie Hart said...

your hair looks gorgeous! and I cant get over your cute little bump!!!! So happy for you and Josh and the house, what a BLESSING 2012 will be for you!

Love and a Load of Laundry said...

LOVE you hair! Congrats on so many exciting things!

Katie said...

BEAutiful! Congrats on the house!

Kassi Mortensen said...

A new house!?! YAY!!! Congrats! Prayers for a good inspection on the way!!! Your hair looks super cute too.

Nicole said...

You look GREAT!

Kimberly Bonham said...

You look amazing! Lovin the new hair! Congrats on the house! many wonderful things happening for you!
I really like the baby update and how you laid it out!

Alesha said...

Hi! I found your blog via LIfe...Unscripted and am your newest follower!
Alesha <3

Mindy Harris said...

u r so cute!

Blushing Cheeks said...

You look amazing and congratulations on both baby and a new home.
I enjoyed reading your blog this week, it was the first time I have discovered it and the other amazing blogs your apart of. I ended up posting as part of the cup half full and a newbie blogger to boot.
Have a lovely weekend.:)

Lauren said...
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Lauren said...

**Congrats on the house. You look fabulous!!

Bethany G said...

Your hair and bump look adorable!!! Congrats on the house! I can't wait to see pics!

ThisLittleMomma said...

Love the cut & the color! I'm taking your pic in Tuesday as my color inspiration (still debating on blonde or brown) but if I go blonde- I want it like yours!!

It's so weird for me to see that your backyard is dirt- I'm so use to green grass, definitely would be an adjustment if we ever move to AZ! :)

Jamie said...

Eeeks!!!!! I'm just so excited for you and Joshua! God is blessing you guys abundantly and it is beautiful to see your dreams unfold before my eyes. Love your hair and all of the updates on Baby D!

jennifer blair said...

Aw, you look so great friend! :) That is awesome that you've been craving healthy things! I'm so glad you got the house!

Chelsea said...

You are just too cute!

Heather Leigh Riley said...

I just love this!

yours truly said...

Your hair looks great and your baby bump is so adorable!

jane said...

congratulations on everything! and you look super cute :)

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

Aw congrats, you dress your bump so well!

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