Friday, July 31, 2009

Anniversary :)

On Wednesday, we celebrated 3 years of marriage! We went out to dinner, sat in the free seats at The Muny and saw Camelot. Afterward we went to the famous Ted Drewes, which serves the best frozen custard in St. Louis.
We had a great time and now we can't wait to see what happens in our near future as we transition to the role of parents.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Poolside Belly Bump

We're in St. Louis for the week and enjoying every minute of it! Mostly we're relaxing and hanging out with family and friends.

Here's my sister Kendra and I getting ready for a swim:

Me at 23 weeks:

Magic House

Went to the Magic House on Tuesday. Great fun, lots to do. Here's some picture: After we went right down the street to the Laumeier Sculpture Park which was also pretty neat. It started to rain shortly after, so here's the only good picture we got from there:

Cardinals Game

Monday, July 27th I went with my brother's (Ty) girlfriend to the Cardinals game against the LA Dodgers.Barely fitting into my Cards jersey! lol!

We had so much fun and the Cards won! What could be better? :)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Week 22

I've been feeling great, eating more, and doing alot of research lately...mostly pertaining to filling up my baby registries and reading about the oh-so-scary part of pregnancy: labor/delivery.

Here's the bump, which is getting bigger every week:

Weird things about my pregnant self that I've recently discovered:

1) I swear that all of my brain cells are going straight to the baby...I thought today was July 7th, not the 21st. Wow. (Thanks, Alicia, for not making too much fun of me for that!)

2) I still sometimes freak out when I catch a glance of my naked self in the mirror. I have to stop and remind myself that I'm pregnant and haven't just suddenly put on weight specifically in the midsection.

3) Going back to the lack of brain cells...I still think it's weird for people to ask me how I'm feeling everytime I see! It's a common question I have to answer now, along with..."Are you really not going to find out? Any names picked out? When are you due? Can I touch your belly?..."

4) Though I certainly don't think it's a bad thing, I have found that I'm becoming more and more like my own mother as each week of my pregnancy passes. I am saying things I vividly remember hearing her say when I was growing up, so funny. (I love you mom!)

5) I put lotion on my belly constantly to avoid stretch marks, even though I'm perfectly aware that there is no real cure or preventative for them. Still, it couldn't hurt, right? :)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Summer (Pregnancy) Wardrobe

Summer is in full swing (actually, it has been for a while now) and as my belly expands (20 weeks along now!), my wardrobe decreases in the things that I am still able to fit into.

One thing that has been a lifesaver is my BellaBand. I love it because it allows me to still wear my regular jeans and shorts, which also saves me $$! I own two of them and would definitely recommend them to expectant moms out there! :)

Also, lately I've resorted to living in long t-shirts and stretchy waistband shorts...and to make it not so boring, I've been finding ways to these:

Summer 2009

Summer 2009 by cbraden7 featuring Coach accessories

Friday, July 3, 2009

Boy or Girl?

I set up a poll on the left side of this page for you all to vote whether you think we're having a boy or a girl...the bets start NOW! :)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Drumroll please!

We're so thrilled to be turning to the next chapter of our lives as a married couple to...... PARENTHOOD! TA-DA!

Baby Braden is 19 weeks along and doing just fine. I had an ultrasound yesterday afternoon, so we got to see our little 10 ouncer and (wow!) it was AMAZING! :) I can't wait to meet our little one sometime at the end of November (due date is Nov. 23rd.)!I've had a relatively easy pregnancy so far...just the usual tiredness and nausea. But it's been smooth sailing since I've hit the 2nd trimester...and my tummy is just starting to pop out a bit. Here's me at 7 weeks:
11 weeks:
15 weeks:17 weeks:

19 weeks

I know you're dying to know if we're having a boy or a girl, but just for fun...