Week 23 πŸ‘§πŸ» Happy Easter! πŸ₯πŸ°πŸ’›

I can't believe a whole new week has already passed! I spent last Sunday in Ireland still, we were just leaving Kinsale and heading back to Dublin! We had a great stay in the most darling hotel, and great hosts. Last week was a huge milestone for me as I mentioned so I was beaming all week in how far we had made it. She's becoming more and more real every second, as is my love for her. 

On our drive back we stopped at the most darling little town and took in the colorful homes and the quaint life we imagined they lived! We started driving back and it might have been the most beautiful scenery I've ever seen. We stopped at what looked like a golf course but it was full of hundreds on sheep. It was so fun to be up close to them! Β 

My 3 goals for Ireland were see a castle, sheep, and the rolling hills. That morning I got all 3. We stopped at the Cashel Rock Castle and it was on a cliff side and so amazing. They had a view of just open green rolling hills and honestly my heart just was so at peace. I felt so happy with where I was, having little girl in me, and being with my best friend. 

On the way back we made a stop at a Monostoric City and it was late at night but we had to make it! It was in a national park and the drive was a hike but when we got there it was amazing. We spent about an hour then they headed into dublin. As we were driving we realized we didn't recognize where we were. Luckily we had some faith and made it fine out of the most bleak, Mars like drive I've ever seen! Β 

We arrived in Dublin at about 8:30 PM and were so tired and so we ordered in and went right to bed. We got up early the next day and wanted to go site see Dublin and grab some photos, but our car had other plans. Our car broke down luckily on a side street, so we waited to be rescued and we were exhausted at this point so we saw a few places, shopped and then headed to the airport for Barcelona. 

We got into Barcelona pretty late, so we went to a darling restaraunt got some foos and headed to bed. we had tickets for Safrada Familia that next morning and got an email the night before saying they canceled. No explanation, no help in rebooking, just it's canceled. πŸ˜‚ we were so sad but it was part of the trip so oh well. We shopped all day that day! It was amazing. Mango, Zara blew my mind. I shopped a bit for me and little girl. She's gonna be so so cute. And Europe prices are soooo low compared to USA. We spent the rest of the afternoon on the bus site seeing, I was a bit tapped out on walking, my belly would get so tight it was hard to keep going.  That night we had a yummy dinner, many fantas, and lots of ice thank goodness. 

The next day was our last so we went sight seeing all day and walked the whole city it felt like. We had such amazing hosts and great taxi drivers, 😌. Barcelona was amazing and something I'll never forget. I truly felt like I belonged there, can't wait to bring Trent back with me. Our flight home wasn't bad at all, and felt good to get back. I relaxed Thursday and our friend Tom flew in from Boston so we had a busy weekend ahead. Friday we went to 2 comedy shows and dinner and really just had a fun night relaxing and catching up. 

Saturday we woke up and went to breakfast at my favorite Park Cafe, went to the U of U red and white game, lunch and home. 

That night we went to dinner, bees game, and then I was just shot. Felt good to finally lay down and rest. It's been very go go go! Β 

Today is Easter and while I'll talk about it next week, I'm feeling so emotional today thinking about how little girl will be joining us soon. I am so grateful for this life and home, and I can't wait til we can our baby girl here on earth with us. Β 

baby size:  eggplant  πŸ† 

weight gain: 122 on Friday! She's putting some pounds on me! 

belly size : 33 1/2 inches same as last week!

Sleep: oh man, Europe was hard on my body. So let's just call this week a wash? πŸ˜‚ hopefully better next week 

Cravings: ice cream gelato, pizza, bananas, apples, water, ice, Fanta - oh Europe 

Feeling: very lucky. My heart is expanding, and so are my ribs because of little lady πŸ˜‰. I love her more then life and I can't wait to meet her! 

Gender: πŸ’•πŸŽ€πŸŒΈπŸ’•πŸŽ€πŸŒΈ baby girl!

Peak moment: coming home and seeing husband! Also making it through Europe with her okay! That was hard for my brain. Trent made her closet while I was gone and that just made my world to have her room that much closer. I can't wait to finish it all up. What a lucky life. 

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Week 22 πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ€°πŸ»

This week has been crazy! Amazing but crazy. I started the week out with a little Easter egg hunt with my nieces, which made me so excited for little girl to get here! Then Monday I had my 22 week appointment and she is doing great. I gained a pound, I am getting cysts in my arm pits, but they aren't harmful so that makes me happy to know. I had a little bit of leg pain this week that went away with heating it, and then just normal rib pain from cute girl. I really can't wait to have a mini me. We got to go to the food trucks this week twice which made me so happy! I love the food trucks and look forward to it every week! Wednesday I flew out to Ireland, with my best friend Jess. We have had an amazing time and really enjoyed it but we are exhausted!

 

We flew in Thursday afternoon and drove to Galway. We spent the night there after dinner and just relaxed! We got up early Friday and explored Galway. It was such a fun cute city, and I got to do my favorite thing in Europe, which is tour the grocery stores! πŸ˜‚ I honestly love the grocery stores. We had kinda eaten like crap the day before so we loaded up on fresh fruit and explored the city. We had the best time at the cliffs of Moher. What an amazing place! And so so stunning. We really enjoyed exploring that and seeing all the amazing cliffs! That day we saw a castle, sheep and cows, and also got into our next city Dingle! It was so amazing to see a castle and explore it a little bit as well as the cliffs! 

From there we stayed in Dingle at a cute little hotel by the water. We woke up the next morning explored the Dingle Peninsula, posted on my instagram πŸ’•, and then that night we headed to Kinsale. By that night my belly had expanded I swear, and it was soooooo tight and firm, I was so ready to just relax. 

We got into Kinsale, had a yummy dinner, and got to just relax that night. Sunday morning we had breakfast at the hotel, relaxed, and walked around Kinsale, by far our favorite, and just took in the Irish culture. So many colorful houses, darling shops and truly wonderful kind people. 

Today (Sunday) we left Kinsale, drove to a new castle and it was pretty amazing! By far exceeded my expectations and made me love Ireland so much more! We then headed off to the national forest here Gallaway and saw an amazing monosteric city. It was so beautiful and peaceful, I'm so glad we got to experience that. We then drove to Dublin where we are now. Our drive back was a bit sketchy but we made it! We are exhausted but ready to head to Barcelona tomorrow! What a trip this has been and most importantly I've loved having baby girl with me. Oh how I love her. She really has made my heart so happy feeling her inside of my tummy this whole trip. 

Also, I posted about this but we made it to week 23. I am relieved! I can't believe how happy it makes me and how calm I feel about it. It's still SO early but guess what, lungs are developing and she could live if something happened which makes me so happy! What a week! Life is good, and I'm so grateful for it!  

baby size: corn on the cob 🌽

weight gain: 118 at my dr appointment but hoping a tiny bit more after this trip. 

belly size : 33 inches she's growing! 

Sleep: it was okay, part of the issues were sleeping on a 9 hour flight, pregnant, and then sleeping jet lag in hotel beds. I did bring a mini pregnancy pillow. It's been so nice to have! 

Cravings: ice cream, veggies, bananas, water, Fanta (only in Europe), curly wurly (again only in Europe) and then pizza! 

Feeling: still so happy. This week has been insane and super emotional leaving home, but we've had a great time and honestly enjoyed being together on this trip! 

Gender: πŸ’•πŸŽ€πŸŒΈπŸ’•πŸŽ€πŸŒΈ baby girl!

Peak moment: being in Ireland with her! What a magic place. πŸ€ I can't wait to bring her back one day. I really love knowing she is with me, but we miss our hubby/daddy! 

 

 

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Week 21 πŸ’•πŸ•Š

Oh man! Who would have thought things would be as great as they are? I'm happier than ever and just loving being pregnant! Such a good life.  

This week was fairly mellow, I had a handful of jobs but not near what I worked the week before! My doula came over on Wednesday and chatted with me and Trent, helped start making our plans, and just overall chatted about what our goals are.  

It was amazing! I really can't wait for labor and birth, it will be pretty intimate and that will feel pretty amazing. I'll share more on our plans as it gets closer!  

Friday I went and helped my friend Tracy with a shoot and got to get a first hand view of what 3 kids and pregnant feels like 😳 it was fun but boy just baby girl will be enough for a minute for us.  

I've had a few people ask what I'm most excited about with items I've gotten her, so I thought I'd do a little list below!  

City select stroller , Nuna Pipa Car seat, Dock a tot, Ollie Swaddles, Nature Sutton Binkys, tubby Todd soap and lotion, Fin and Emma toys, Binxy Baby holder for the grocery store, and some other fun stuff but this stuff I am pretty excited to use! I found some of this stuff from my Corrine from Mint Arrow baby registry list! It's the best list ever! 

We also are working on her room quite a bit! We got her rug in, the crib, chair, dresser! So now we have to put some decals on the wall, hang some stuff, and then nursery will be ready for her! I'm getting so excited! 

This upcoming week I go to Ireland and I'm a tad nervous! Hopefully I will do okay on the flight and I'll sleep okay on the trip! 

I also am speaking at the What women want conference on April 29! Come hang out and watch, I'm getting pretty excited!  

baby size: carrot πŸ₯•πŸ₯•

weight gain: averaging 117-118 so that's good! 

belly size : 32 inches still 

Sleep: it was okay. I am tossing pretty much all night and my belly is getting uncomfortable and I'm up quite a bit moving. I feel like I'm on a decline on this life. 

Cravings: smoothies, KFC (don't judge) , chocolate chip cookies, creamies, chcolcoate covered raisins, egg white delight breakfast sandwich, peanut butter m and m's (I ate healthy this week 😳) 

Feeling: still so excited and grateful. I love her more than life. She really is the best thing ever to happen to us. I love feeling her kick, I love watching her body peek up by my belly button. I just love being pregnant! 

Gender: πŸ’•πŸŽ€πŸŒΈπŸ’•πŸŽ€πŸŒΈ baby girl!

Peak moment: getting her room put together! I also started to feel her when I'm standing and not just when I'm laying down and that was amazing. I love how active she is during movies also! She just moves the whole time. I love her! πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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