Over Halfway There!

Hey hey!

So most of you are probably like what happened to this blog of mine?! As you can see, it’s kind of gone by the way side. Life is just really busy right now…I’m sure you know what I mean!!

We are BEYOND excited for our little girl to get here. She already has her Dad wrapped around her little finger 😉 He’s already making sure that everything is ok with the two of us, and he loves talking to her. 🙂 I wanted to surprise him with a little Father’s day gift this year, since it’s technically his ‘first’ Father’s day…even if she’s in my belly!

I just got him a little picture frame with her picture in it (from 12 weeks) & a card from her. 🙂

As you can probably see, she does NOT have a name yet. I absolutely LOVE a name, but Craig is not sure of it because he thinks that people will miss spell it or miss pronounce it…but honestly, it has gotten pretty popular lately so I don’t think that would happen. I would share it, but I still don’t know if we will use it or not, so we aren’t going to share anything until we know for sure. But the name I picked out (& Craig like initially) is a name that I LOVED even before I was pregnant…so hopefully I can convince him that it really is perfect for her. 😀 It’s the name that I have pictured her having since I knew it was a definite that we were having a girl, so any other name just doesn’t really seem right. Does this make sense?

Our little lady is already spoiled. 😉 The day it was confirmed that I was having a girl (at 16 weeks), I went out & went NUTS shopping. I seriously thought Craig was going to KILL me when I walked in with all of the stuff. (I couldn’t even get everything in one trip, I had to take several trips to my car to get everything.) Oops! Luckily he didn’t mind at all, once I started showing him all of her new outfits! I swear she now has more outfits than ME!!! Here’s one of my favorites that I found on Etsy:

A little Ravens fan RIGHT from the start!!! I plan on using this little dress for some of her newborn pictures…if she will fit!

I also picked out her bedding/ room decor as well. I had a hard time because almost everything is PINK, and I did not want pink. I’m just not a big fan of pink, and as you know this is a RAVENS household, so her room had to be purple as well! 😉 We are also staying away from ALL things that say ‘Diva’ or ‘Princess.’ Both of us are just not fans of that…and we do NOT intend on calling her a diva or princess. (it’s ok, you can call us picky 😉 )
We started her room….

And here is her comforter:

I also bought all of coordinates for the room that match this comforter. I absolutely LOVE it! & I love that it only has little bits of pink, that it’s not covered in pink.

Anyways, how have I been feeling? AWESOME. I have never felt better!!! It’s like my Crohn’s disease doesn’t even exist!! I only have a few issues here & there, but it’s NOTHING like it was before. I didn’t even remember what it was like to live without Crohn’s disease until now. (I was diagnosed at 16 years old, and had issues with it years before official diagnosis)

Actually it is the craziest thing, I’ve had the OPPOSITE problem going on….

Umm, ya. This was only HALF of the medications that I bought the other day when I was at CVS. Yuck.

Now that I’m 21 weeks along I’m finally starting to FEEL pregnant. Before I knew that I was pregnant, according to a pregnant test, but I never really ‘felt’ like it. But now I have a little bump! 🙂

There’s my 20 week ‘bump!’ 😀 I felt like it took forever to get a bump, but I know later on in my pregnancy I will be WISHING for a smaller bump 😉

Luckily I can still fit into my pre-pregnancy clothes, so I haven’t really had to buy any maternity clothes. This summer I will be LIVING in dresses, since they are the most comfortable, especially maxi dresses. So far I’ve gained about 10 pounds, which my doctor said is perfect!

I’ve still been able to stay active during my pregnancy, and work out typically 6 days a week. (same as pre-pregnancy)

Of course my intensity has changed a bit, and my time on the elliptical has increased.

I take BodyPump two days a week & usually warm up with 20 minutes on the elliptical before class. On the other four days I kind of divide it up- 2 days are mainly cardio, about an hour- a mixture of running, elliptical, stair stepper, & incline walking. Then the last two days are like 20 minutes of cardio with a 40 minute weight workout.

I have LOVED being able to stay active during pregnancy!! I watch my heart rate, and make sure that I NEVER feel dizzy. So far I’ve felt great, especially during my second trimester.

I have felt a few little kicks here & there, but not a lot…yet. It almost feels like my stomach muscles are twitching…it’s really funny. Everyone says it feels like flutters, but it doesn’t really feel like that to me- like I said, more like little twitches. It’s the coolest thing! I went into the doctor last week for my 20 week check up & she said the reason I’m not feeling her kick more often is because my placenta is actually in the FRONT, so it’s kind of acting like a pillow when she does kick. It should move on it’s own over the next few weeks..and I can’t wait to start feeling her EVEN more!! 🙂

So what else is new other than baby stuff?? Well, Craig & I celebrated our ONE year on May 27th!! 😀

Hard to believe that was already a year ago! & how SO much changes in ONE year! 😀

We also have been working on the registry, which let me tell you, is SO hard & can be VERY stressful at times- there is just SO many products & types of products…it’s overwhelming. But we are just taking it a little at a time.

We also spent the day yesterday getting Craig a new vehicle. He had a two door Acura, and that would be just a little difficult to get a car seat in & out of 😉

Our whole little world is getting very ‘baby-ized!’ We just can’t wait to meet this little lady, she has NO idea how MUCH we love her already!!!

Before I go, here is her latest self portrait:

That little ball at the top of her head is her hand. She’s waving at the camera…she likes that camera 😉



20 thoughts on “Over Halfway There!

  1. I’m so excited for you!! 🙂

  2. I’m just so thrilled for you, Holly. I love all the things you picked out. And my mom told me that women who are pregnant often have those … ahem … bathroom problems that you’re having! Not looking forward to that when my time comes haha!

  3. Now I really want to know the name you’re thinking of!! I’m sure it’s great and I hope you can convince Craig. Love the purple theme and I’m totally with you and Craig, not into the diva/princess thing. I bet you guys will have a little cheerleader with that cute football dress!

    Great to hear you’re feeling so well, and so awesome that your Crohns has gotten better!

  4. Aww so precious! Happy Anniversary also!

  5. Aww, Holly! I’m so happy for you and Craig! I love that you are making the room purple. That is my favorite color too. 🙂 I’m really glad to hear about your Crohn’s! That is great news. I’m hoping that mine will be the same way when we are ready to get pregnant.

  6. I was thinking of you the other day actually. I’m glad you are doing so well and you seriously look awesome. You are glowing!

  7. Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog you left this weekend. I so appreciated it. I know I have been absent from your blog lately. I’m sorry. I am trying. I am happy for you and Craig and wishing you all the happiness life has to offer!

  8. You look adorable! And whoo hoo about the Crohn’s…hopefully that works the same for me too!

  9. I read your old blog for awhile and have missed you blogging so often; however, I am so excited for your little girl! One of my friends is about 36 weeks along with a little girl and her nursery has the same colors as yours, I love the light purple! Congratulations on your anniversary and your baby girl!

  10. Girl, when you are 9 months pregnant ilke I am now, you will be looking at that picture up there and saying “omg, what bump?!” haha. It’s so funny the way that works.

    Glad everything is going so well for her. Can’t wait to hear the name.

  11. Gosh!! This post got lost in my feed! I’ve missed you! Haha 🙂
    I’m glad to hear that everything’s going great with the Crohn’s! That’s such great news!!
    I’m also happy to hear about your baby girl! My family’s waiting for one, too, and we’re too excited! 😀

  12. i love this Holly! So so happy for you! be ready for some healthy bites this week!

  13. I cant believe I have been following your blog since before the wedding and now you having a little one! Keep blogging about the pregnancy we miss you especially the fitness apple 🙂

  14. Ahhhh Holly! I love the comforter and your sweating for two top! (btw did I tell you that im now planning on doing OB GYN?)

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