Thursday, March 17, 2011

Ava and Mommy update

Ava gave us quite a scare yesterday...or should I say my body did. Regular contractions and a changed cervix is not the way to start out your morning. I am now home on pretty strict bed rest at 1cm and pretty thinned out. Lets just keep this little lady inside for another month please :) I will update as things here's hoping for no change in the next 4 weeks.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ava's Nursery

Bassinet and Changing Table
Super cute lamp that matches the room
So many clothes...but realized we have nothing new born size. 

Petunia Pickle Bottom Diaper bag! Thanks Shelly!
Fun Shoes, Diapers and a hamper to match
And the final piece~ the rug

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Baby Ava Update....

Ive made it to almost 32 weeks and had the funnest shower today thanks to Hillary Williams, Aubrey Schow, and Magali Cromar! Thanks ladies! And thank you to everyone who showed up! It was perfect!

The nursery is now complete and we are so grateful to have everything set up and ready to go...of course we still need a few odds and ends, like a car seat and a few other things but so far so to just keep little Ava inside just a bit longer...

I have been put on pretty strict restrictions, meaning 4 hours of work Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays and then bed rest when I'm not at work on my days off and after work. I've got some funky heart issue going on that is making my blood pressure go sky high and is causing contractions. ( haha those of you at the shower got to see if first hand...sorry about that) 

The plan is to keep going as I'm going until I either feel better (wishful thinking) or until it gets worse which would mean strict bed rest only. I would really like to make it to 37 weeks until that happens so that I can help Aaron out at least a little bit. 

And a much needed plug for my great husband! Who has been doing everything and then some, including all the housework, working extra hours at work to help us financially, and all those little things he does to try and keep me sane. He has been so so great! I could not have asked for a better man at this time of my life! Lets just say that I don't cope well with "lying" around and he is being so great about it! 

Laguna Beach....

Aaron and I finally got our honeymoon to Laguna Beach, California, and what a great trip! The journey there was a bit rough with contractions starting in Vegas and lasting throughout but we made it and got do everything we wanted too. 
 Aaron and I at the Beach       

For those of you Laguna Beach lovers...our best part of our trip was the food, next to being on the beach of course. We went to El Torito in Dana Point a few too many times, and Jonny Rockets down on Main beach. I definitely could have lived on their shakes! Nothing better than a Shake and a big juicy hamburger! We absolutely loved our much needed vacation! 
Aaron and I at Jonny Rockets
The witches castle at the end of our beach
Pretty dolphins in the fun
Aaron and I at Newport Beach
We missed out on the Naval yard but got to tour through the Queen Mary
Absolutely loved sea world!
The beach houses
haha had to add one of these....

 So much fun....we were so not looking forward to coming home to snow!