34 weeks and ready to be done!

We’re nearing the end! 6 more weeks (or less hopefully) until we can meet our little girl. She now has a name but we’re keeping it a surprise. She has a closet full of clothes and drawers full of onesies and even a few swim suits and hair bows. We installed the car seat this weekend. I even have my bag packed – yes I’m THAT ready!

I’ve been feeling pretty good for the most part – I really can’t complain. Just the usual aches and pains and sleepless nights. And in the middle of the hottest part of the year in Austin, I’m just one hot mess all the time. But I’m keeping my eye on the prize!

34 weeks

12 weeks - 34 weeks

you are my sunshine

In July, my sister and mom threw me a baby shower for my Illinois friends and family. They really outdid themselves. The theme was “You are my sunshine” and everything was perfectly decorated and coordinated. Yellow pops of color, delicious spread of food, desserts and a cute guestbook. It was great to see my friends and their babies! Made me wish the next few weeks will fly by so I can get myself one of those cute things to dress up!

Illinois Baby Shower

Illinois Baby Shower

Illinois Baby Shower

Illinois Baby Shower

Illinois Baby Shower

The guests signed sweet messages in my guestbook and wrote wishes for the baby.

Illinois Baby Shower

Illinois Baby Shower

Illinois Baby Shower

They had a delicious spread of cobb salad fixings, pasta, and mini-BLT’s.

Illinois Baby Shower

And had yummy sunshine lemonade and fizzy drinks.

Illinois Baby Shower

And oh the desserts! Chocolate cake pops, coconut cupcakes, homemade candy popcorn and lemon bars!

Illinois Baby Shower

Illinois Baby Shower

Illinois Baby Shower

3 of my friends brought their kiddos and it’s so fun to see how much they’ve grown and I got to meet little Eloise for the first time!

Illinois Baby Shower

Illinois Baby Shower

Illinois Baby Shower

Everyone gave me wonderful gifts – lots of cute things to fill my nursery and little girl’s closet. This chick already has more clothes than I do!

Illinois Baby Shower

It’s been great to get advice from all my friends – they’ve given me great tips on what to register for!

Illinois Baby Shower

Everyone decorated a onesie for the baby – how creative!

Illinois Baby Shower

Thank you so much to my sister and mom for hosting a beautiful baby shower! It was a really fun day!

Illinois Baby Shower

babies and frog legs

In June, Drew’s sister threw us a joint baby shower with Drew’s cousin Annie and her husband Keith who are expecting their first baby a month before us. It was a great chance to get to Missouri to see family since we won’t be traveling for a while (and missing another cousin wedding in September.)

There were yummy cookies shaped like baby carriages and fried frog legs! I’d never had frog legs before, but they were delicious – tasted a lot like chicken!

Missouri Baby Shower

Missouri Baby Shower

Kari planned a game for Drew and I and Annie and Keith – it was more of a race. We had to race against Annie and Keith by diapering and clothing a doll, eating a jar of baby food and then Drew had to suck down a baby bottle full of beer.

Missouri Baby Shower

I started with diapering the doll to show Drew how it’s done, then he had to undiaper and rediaper and cloth the doll.

Missouri Baby Shower

Missouri Baby Shower

Then we both scarfed down a little jar of baby food. It was fruit – not bad!

Missouri Baby Shower

Then Drew tried sucking down the beer in a slow flow bottle and quickly decided to just down it without the lid, or else we would have been there all night.

Missouri Baby Shower

We won!

Missouri Baby Shower

We got a lot of nice loot for the baby and plenty of cute outfits!

Missouri Baby Shower

Missouri Baby Shower

Missouri Baby Shower

Thanks family for the wonderful shower and all the great gifts!