Saturday, May 30, 2015

BUMPDATE // 32 Weeks

**weekly chalkboard picture coming soon

HOW FAR ALONG // 32 weeks

BABY SIZE // About the size of a large jimaca, mexican yam or mexican turnip

By now, your baby weighs 3.75 lbs and is roughly 16.7 inches long, taking up a lot of space in your uterus. You're gaining about a pound a week and roughly half of that goes right to your baby. In fact, your little one will gain a third to half of his or her birth weight during the next seven weeks as he or she fattens up for survival outside the womb.
Baby Hopper now has toenails, fingernails, and real hair (or at least respectable peach fuzz) The skin on your baby's body is becoming soft and smooth as he or she plumps up in preparation for birth.

MY SYMPTOMS // I have felt a lot of pressure these last few days .. oh man it doesn't feel good and I can't imagine what its gonna feel like in two months. If my belly gets off the pillow I have it propped on during the night, it doesn't feel too swell when I get up and start walking. Just in the past few days, I have really starting feeling like I'm getting huge. Its like you just wake up one day and BAM you feel completely different.
I have woken up several times this week not able to breathe thru my nose. I am out of several of my Young Living oils and will be placing an order today or tomorrow for several items.
My stomach feels super tight in some areas, especially on the sides. Sometimes I can really feel the pulling and other times not. This morning, I noticed around my belly button it looks different, and I am praying this isn't the beginning of stretch marks. Coach was so sweet with his response when I told him about it.


SLEEP // So I haven't been to the gym in quite some time, it's just what my alarm is named, but I just can't believe that I have once again slept thru my alarms!

Wednesday night, I couldn't get comfortable AT ALL and at some point I just sat indian style in the bed and cried. I finally fell asleep but had to be up way early for me for a Dr appt at 9. I went with a wet head, no makeup, and glasses. I'm surprised I lasted as long as I did Thursday.

MOVEMENT // All over the place! Once this week I feel like an arm or foot stretched across my right side. She hasn't done it again but I am mostly feeling her on my left side and another body part to the right of my belly button. I love feeling her move and I can't believe how much its picked up in just the last week alone. Some of the movements feel so funny I just chuckle and have to wonder what in the world is she doing in there??
She has also had the hiccups 3 times in 2 weeks. It took me a minute to realize what it was the first time. 

CRAVINGS // Fruit popsicles and smoothies still.. I don't want anything that sounds heavy and I'm wanting things that are cool and refreshing.

GENDER // Baby girl!

WHAT I MISS // Pre baby clothes I'm tired of wearing the same thing over and over but refuse to buy more maternity Popping out the of bed.. I waaanntt sooomeee SUUUSHHHIIII!!! .. I big, heart pumping, sweaty, beast mode workout.. MNS, Catalyst, and Thermoplus.. putting on shoes without having to finagle yourself to do so.. 

WORK OUTS // I have been stretching and Whitney has a friend who is teaching water areobics and I will be joining her this coming week! I can't wait! Its going to feel so good.

EMOTIONS // Overall I feel really happy and have laughed a lot this week.. but at times I have gotten really overwhelmed, angry, nervous, irritated, teary eyed and then I'm good again! Can you say roller coaster!

DREAMS // I dreamed Danielle had her baby and her Mom had posted pics all over facebook! Once again, I had to tell her I had a dream about them...  and make sure she hadn't gone into labor. Ha!

HUBBY'S THOUGHTS // We have talked more this week on Baby Hopper's arrival.. I was emotional one night thinking how fast this has gone by and probably some of that emotion was nerves and the unknown ahead.. He agreed that its seemed to have flown by. I told him that he was going to feel like he just had to coach baseball for a couple months and then he was gonna come home and have a baby girl!
Last night, he talked about how excited he was on Baby Hopper being a girl.. I told him she was gonna have him wrapped around her finger and he immediately started with "let me tell you with what's not going to happen. She is NOT going to be spoiled rotten." OK Coach.


These sweet babies including Kyli really have been following me lately and always in the same room as me.. I think Shane's feelings are a little hurt because he says they love me better than him. Bless him.

I was cleaning out pocket books and Mara just came and plopped herself right up against me and passed out.. I mean out cold snoring.


We had a Dr appt Thursday.. BP was great again, I stepped on the scale backwards so I have no idea about weight, Baby Hopper's heart beat was either 156 or 158.. I told Dr Elder how much she moved and he said "oh she's a happy baby". Love it.
My Mom came in the salon on Wednesday night and said "Oh my word Ashley!! Your baby has dropped!!" I pretty much was like yeah mom.. OK. Well. Dr was measuring me Thursday, he got quiet, checked my chart, and said "Oh yes she has definitely dropped and her is head is low."
As soon as I got out of the office I texted my Mom with the news.. her response: One of these days you are gonna start listening to me.
He did explain that was a good sign shorter labor and easier delivery. I was stoked to hear that!!

Thursday night after work, I got to spend some time with Amber! Woo hoo! Its been forever! She introduced me to a dog movie from years ago that was HILARIOUS! Best in Show I believe is what its called. I was seriously cracking up!! I think we are starting on the bedding this week sometime!

And we have a Team Elite couples shower tonight.. Another coach's wife, Laura, is also expecting so its a double shower! I can't wait to see everything!
And then tomorrow, my Mom's side of the family is blessing us as well. I can't believe its already time for these. My Aunt Kay from Kentucky just happened to be coming in town this weekend and I'm so excited she will be here for the shower.

Can't wait to share all the details with y'all!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Kolton Graduates!

My how time flies! I cannot believe that my little brother, who was born when I was in the 8th grade, has officially graduated!
I know I say this a lot but it just seems like yesterday that he was born.

On August 12, Kolton will be leaving for bootcamp in Missouri. I can't believe that part either, but he is SO excited and I am SO proud of him!
I held it together at graduation and I will hopefully be able to hold myself together when he leaves. 

Picture overload of this handsome little brother of mine!

Got him mid wave!

Gigi, Aunt Tammy, Kolton, me, Mom

Congrats KoKo!!

BUMPDATE // 31 Weeks

**Taken way late at 31 weeks and 4 days.. oops!

HOW FAR ALONG // 31 weeks

31 weeks pregnant belly pic chalkboard

BABY SIZE // About the size of a coconut

This week your baby measures over 16 inches long, weighs approximately 3.3 lbs and is heading into a growth spurt. Your baby can turn her head from side to side, and her arms, legs, and body are beginning to plump out as needed fat accumulates underneath the skin.

Your little one's kicks and somersaults may be keeping you up at night. Take comfort: All this moving is a sign that your baby is active and healthy.

MY SYMPTOMS // My lower back is still aching a tad bit but I have been stretching some and I know it is helping. I have felt good for the most part but at times have some major tiredness going on to the point where I feel like I cannot go on.
This week while I was foiling a couple of times, I could really feel the pull on my sides. I just wanted to stop and lift my belly up.. definitely going to purchase a belly strap this week! Yesterday and today I have felt like my belly has just popped even more and I can feel a difference in the weight I'm carrying.
No stretch marks as of now.. I have kept up with greasin' this belly down and started taking lotion to work as well. We'll see what happens!
I ate BBQ last night and my fingers were a little swollen this morning. I could wear my band but not my ring but they seem to be back down.
I feel pressure a good bit on pelvic area.. goodness sometimes I feel like its just going to drop out.
I feel like my thighs are getting huge and my face is starting to plump up. Just how I'm feeling.

MATERNITY CLOTHES // It's getting hot here so maxi dresses, shorts, workout pants with my maternity tops and love, love my maternity dresses from Target. Whitney has a pair of capri pants I love but I am still loving my compression tights and I would just look too silly if I wore those over the tights. Ha!
I have officially retired the regular jeans and belly bands. We had a nice run. Ha!

SLEEP // Monday when Shane left for his games, all I woke up to was him kissing me goodbye. I didn't hear the bathroom doors shutting, the shower, him walking in the room NOTHING. He said my alarm was even going off and I never heard it. He said baby you were OUT. Haha!

MOVEMENT // This sweet girl has been all over the place. I just feel like if I feel her this much now, we are going to be able to see some kind of body parts in the next couple of months. She really got going Sunday and Shane just couldn't believe how much she was rolling around in there. It was so funny to watch his reaction. She has been more on my left side but recently I've been feeling her a lot on my right side. And sometimes lately she's been getting comfy in certain positions and I can feel where one side will be hard and the other side soft. I wish I could see her tossing about in my belly.

As I type this post at 11:04PM Tuesday, I'm pretty sure Baby Hopper got the hiccups for the first time! They have lasted a good few minutes.

CRAVINGS // Sometime Sunday all I could think about were Popsicles and smoothies. These are soooo good by the way!! I could really eat half the box in one sitting.

Most foods really don't sound good to me these days.. I have really been struggling.

GENDER // It's a girl!

WHAT I MISS // Lots of energy.


EMOTIONS // This week I've felt some slight nausea.. I think it may be a nerves on a combination of what's coming soon and getting everything done. I've gotten upset about Trio a few times this week.. I know something needs to be done with my car because the engine light came on Saturday. It went off Sunday so I'm assuming its a sensor, but Shane nor I want to sink anymore money into this car and I don't care to be on the side of the road either.. Monday when I was headed to Athens to run errands a little Chihuahua dog was on the side of the road... I blew my horn hoping he would get back to the ditch but he didn't even flinch. Not too long after that I came up on a red light and a line of cars stopped behind me. My nerves couldn't even take it and I went another way back home when I finished my errands.

DREAMS // I did have a dream about Danielle's boy, Jase! I was babysitting him at their house and he said, "I love my room!!" 

HUBBY'S THOUGHTS // One night, Shane and I were just talking about how soon the arrival of Baby Hopper is approaching.. One thing led to another and he said, "Well I think we should do induction and the Dr said you could have one as soon as you get to the hospital." I busted out laughing and explained to him that was an epidural he was talking about. Oh my goodness it was so funny.

3 AMIGAS THOUGHTS // They have really been following me around this week! They are the sweetest!


My little bro graduated Friday night! I still can't believe it!

Visiting Danielle on Saturday! I missed her shower due to prom so I took her her gift and we got to hang out and catch up for a couple hours.  Somehow we managed not to get a picture together.. She could have Baby Kade any day now and I can't wait to meet him!

I found jewelry trays to get all that moved and organized.. I'll share with y'all soon on what I found..
the next yard sale has been scheduled.. Coach told me yesterday while I was at work he had called about the tractor tire so my pool can go up.. WHOO HOO!! (He has to have the tractor to move sand)

AND, the nursery is officially painted! I am sooooo happy this is done and makes me feel so much better.

Now to get the rest finished! I have my list made!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015


** I do realize this is way late for Monday but wanted to go ahead and share anyway!

So I mentioned earlier, I restocked some items in my kit and here are a few::

Lipliner: Stripdown
Eye Shadow: Charcoal Brown
Powder Blush: Blushbaby
Prep + Prime Skin

not pictured:
Cremesheen Glass: Boy Bait & Nectarsweet
Pro Longwear Paint Pot: Painterly

Blushbaby looks a little lighter in the photo but not by much, and I do believe it's my new fave color!
I was kind of dissapointed with the eye shadow because it was pretty much almost the EXACT same color as another shadow I already had.. bummer.

AND, I've already misplaced Nectarsweet ... I went to get it out of my kit earlier and it was MIA. I really hope it shows up! I had it Friday doing a run thru for a Bride this Saturday, packed up everything, brought it home, haven't touched it since and it's just gone.

The Prep + Prime is an awesome product! I put this on my clients first things before I start anything else. It calms and soothes the skin and evens out any redness and also reduces excess oil from the skin.

Paint Pots are one of my absolute faves!! I always wear them as a base and most times pair them with my eyeshadow.. other times when I'm running out the door, I will just wear it alone. They go on super smooth, dry quickly, and the product does not crease on your lid. Painterly is what I use most as a base.. its a nude beige with no shimmer and pairs awesome with my matte shadows. I accidentally picked up Bare Study the last time I was at MAC and it's way too shimmery for me personally to use everyday.

After trying to get everything organized in my kit, I'm thinking I'm going to need another carrier. Things are just getting way too cramped in just this one.. I love the one I have tho so I would definitely want to get the exact same one!

So what do y'all think about the colors?

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