Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Baby Shower #1

My first baby shower! It was so amazing!

The Beautiful diaper cake my mother in law made me!

Pumpkin Spice cupcakes and mint chocolate brownies!

The ONE thing I really wanted was a hot chocolate bar and here it was!

How cute is that cheese ball snowman

Princess in Progress!

Loving the woodland animal theme happening 

28 Week Picture 

My family had the guests bring books instead of cards. I loved this idea because I enjoy reading so much. 

One of the aunts (there are like 5) made this for me! It's so pretty! 

my goofy smile...

Baby tub

My mother in law got this beautiful dress with coral/light pink flowers. It is just gorgeous! 
My shower was amazing and so many people came, even though we were having bad weather. The food was great and the presents kept on coming. I am so grateful to have a wonderful family that will spoil my darning little girl. Thank you to all that came or helped plan my party! 

~Alysse xoxo 

Week 28

28 Weeks 

Snow in Illinois, where Mr. Hobbs family is from 

My fathers mother, or my grandmother touching my belly

Okay, I really look pregnant here! 

Someone jacked my phone, my sister and my great aunt

This year we spend Christmas up in Illinois, which was so much fun (and it meant I got to see snow on Christmas!) My mother in law and sister in law also hosted my first baby shower (see post to come). My husband and I got spoiled this trip and I am so grateful for his family! Week 28 was a great one! 

How far along? 29 weeks now
Total Weight Gain: 11-15 pounds
Maternity clothes? Most of my shirts still fit but pants will start to be maternity
Stretch Marks? Yes, on my legs, no on my belly
Sleep:  A little restless, more dreams lately
Best moment of the week! Christmas and my first baby shower
Miss anything? Sleeping through the night without having to go to the bathroom
Food Cravings: apparently shrimp, although it was out so I ate lots of it!
Anything make me queasy or sick? No
Gender: Girl
Labor signs: none
Symptoms: Lots of leg cramps
Belly Button in or out? Out and staying out
Wedding ring on or off? on 
Mood: Feeling really good this week!
Looking forward to: Rest because I am on Christmas break from school!

~Alysse xoxo

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Week 27

Some of our really good friends from college have a party every year! This year we did a mug exchange!
I want one of these for our baby girls room! Mr. Hobbs found one today at walmart! 

This week really flew by. I can't believe I am in my third trimester already. Things have been great so far and I am feeling the "nesting" coming on. This week I finished up school for Christmas break and I am sosooooooo ready for this break. January and February could be long months so I am going to soak up the laziness and take LOTS of naps. My belly has really starting popping out over the past three weeks, which I am excited about because I want people to know I am having a baby.
The past few days I have really started to feel the need to get stuff done, like working on the baby room and making a list of things we need for her room and to get the house looking nice. I am writing this on my first day of my 28th week so I am down to 12 weeks till this little girl gets here. I can't believe that I am 2/3 of the way done. Life is feeling good right now and I am very excited! See below for updates :)


How are along: currently 28 weeks

Total weight gain: find out tomorrow! but so far about 8 pounds

Maternity clothes: I wear a lot of leggings but I did start wearing a pair of maternity capris

Stretch Marks: A few on my upper legs but not on the belly!

Sleep: a few nightmares where I wake up in a sweat but other than that I am super tired and sleep pretty good.

Best Moment of the Week: probably today when I felt her do some rolls, some part of her (probably her arm or foot) did a roll on my belly.

Miss Anything: Not really, I am feeling pretty good

Food cravings: No real food cravings, although I did want Peppermint ice cream last week.

Anything make me sick: nope!

Gender: Girl

Labor signs: No, but doing research! I am in my third trimester

Symptoms: Belly is getting bigger, a little acid reflex

Belly Button, in or out: Almost all the way out! I am really surprised by this. I had a pretty inner belly button before.

Wedding ring, on or off: On

Mood: Good, I feel good and I am excited my belly is starting to show.

Looking forward to: My first baby shower this week in Illinois! and Christmas of course!