Introducing {Aubrey Brooke}

on February 17, 2015 at 4:25am, 6 pounds 15 ounces and 19 inches of joy changed our world forever!

we were so lucky to have this special time in the hospital captured by Alexandra Kayy Photography! she has already changed SO much and I will cherish these photos forever!

its been the most amazing, fulfilling and tiring 3 weeks, but I can’t wait to share her birth story and newborn photos!

{Aubrey’s hat is from Infanteenie Beenie on Etsy}

Bumpdate Catch-up {37-40 weeks}

well, I’m not sure what happened to the time…but its March?! I didn’t just fall behind on bumpdates, but I fell REALLY behind! our baby girl is here! now that I feel about halfway normal {some days, jammies are acceptable for a 24 hour period} I’m hoping to not only catch up on bumpdates, but introduce our precious girl {if you follow me on Instagram you’ve already seen an overload of photos!} and continue this blogging adventure! now that nap time has started, here we go!

{catching up}

  • January 24, 2015

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  • January 31, 2015

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  • February 7, 2015

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  • February 14, 2015 {Due Date!!}

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how far along: 

  • 37 weeks
  • 38 weeks
  • 39 weeks
  • 40 weeks

size of baby: 

  • winter melon {18.9-20.9 inches, 6.2-9.2 pounds}
  • pumpkin {18.9-20.9 inches, 6.2-9.2 pounds}
  • watermelon {18.9-20.9 inches, 6.2-9.2 pounds}
  • jackfruit {18.9-20.9 inches, 6.2-9.2 pounds}

gender: precious baby girl!

weight gain: 

  • 154 {up 28 pounds}
  • 154 {still 28!}
  • 156 {up 30 pounds total}

maternity clothes: the last few weeks I definitely went for comfort all the time! I think I wore my Jessica Simpson maternity jeans a couple of days, but for the most part I lived in my leggings from the Gap or pajamas! 🙂

stretch marks: kept them away with my Mustela cream for my whole pregnancy! who knows if its really the lotion, but its definitely worth the expense either way!

rings: off {starting at 32 weeks}

nursery: has been done! just missing a canvas print or two on the wall above her crib!

movement: these last few weeks I could tell she was getting a little cramped in there. still feeling movements, but not quite as often or as much at one time.  she is definitely lower and I can feel her hitting my hips!

symptoms: pretty tired in these last couple weeks, but mostly just anxious/excited! it’s gotten more difficult to do easy tasks like get out of bed and tie my shoes…but its totally worth it! {who needs to wear tennis shoes anyway?!}

labor signs: feeling lots of braxton hicks! at 38 weeks I was about 2 cm. at my 39 week appointment I was 3 cm and 50% effaced!

sleep: sleeping good, minus the frequent bathroom breaks.  a few random days I had a difficult time getting back to sleep, but when I stopped working I started taking more naps which was really nice!

cravings: I cannot WAIT to have a turkey sandwich, sushi and a blue moon! {not together, though}

aversions: nothing specific.

what I miss: anything I could be missing is totally worth it for this little girl! we are so excited for her to be here!

best moment this week: 

  • 37: had a fun time going out to LA to dinner and to see Eric Church at the Staples Center!IMG_1385  iphone 03.01.15 1055
  • 38: we took a CPR and First Aid class with the grandparents to be and auntie to be! learned a lot and are ready for our little one!

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  • 39: we made it past Todd’s birthday weekend! as special as it would have been for baby girl and her daddy to share their special days, as someone who shares her day with her mom and aunt, I was glad we passed it without her debut…I got a lot of errands, pampering and relaxing done this week! and we got to see our girl at a radiology appointment to check on her growth.  at my appointment my tummy was measuring a bit smaller so the doctor just wanted to be sure she was on track. she was! just had lowered in my belly so it threw off the measurement!
  • 40: lots of free time this week…just soaking up these last few days with the hubby {even though I’m pretty impatient now} we had a date night at the Ventura Harbor on her due date weekend! Andria’s restaurant has been a significant place for us since 2007 when we “officially” became boyfriend and girlfriend and we have loved going there ever since!

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looking forward to: meeting our baby girl!!!