Monday, September 15, 2014

week 34: boomer sooner from norman!

blakey & i took our last trip to oklahoma before baby!!  last time in norman before we are officially parents.  crazy!  & so exciting.  we headed to our great state for the big ou vs tennessee game & my dear friend, cari's, baby shower.  the game was absolutely fantastic - we got to tailgate with so many wonderful friends, see this year's intro video, laugh at me getting super nervous for each play, & cheer on the boys to a big victory.  well done, fellas, well done.  it should be a great football year.

{tailgating with christy, cari, & the baby bumps}
{more on cari's baby shower soon!}

{my original football game partner - my dad}

{my two loves - blake & nora belle!}

boom soon from norman!  next time we see you, oklahoma, miss nora belle will be in hand.

love love,

Monday, September 8, 2014

week 33: go chiefs go!

33 weeks!  33 weeks!  my nora belly is getting huge!  bigger every day, right blakey ;)

this weekend, dave & beau came to visit us!  we had an incredible dinner at gram & dun with amazing asian pig wings, delicious fried catfish with greens & mashed potatoes, & the most ridiculously large tomahawk ribeye.  the evening was filled with wonderful beverages {even a mocktail for me!}, lots of football talk, & fantastic company.

on sunday, we went to nora belle & my first NFL game & blake's first chiefs game.  it was absolutely one of the best days. we all got to go on the field for pregame & watch the players come out & warm up.  we took tons of photos, acted like we were under the review booth hood, & marveled at the size of these guys.  it was an experience we will never forget.  the boys geeked out the entire time & stood there with a huge smile on my face.  an amazing sunday!

 {chiefs kingdom!}

 {someone is going to score a touchdown right here.}

 {nice catch, jamaal charles}

 {oh hey there, gigantic linemen}

 {the happiest brothers in all the world}

 {the chiefs' superbowl trophy!}

 {ready to cheer the boys on}

a wonderful, wonderful weekend.  happy 33 weeks to us!

love love,

Monday, September 1, 2014

week 32: it's football time!

32 weeks means only a few football saturdays are in between us & our little girl arriving!  it also means miss nora belle is growing about a half a pound a week.  & my nora belly is growing right along with her.  i've learned about being crazy hot for no reason, that my two options for hunger are either "i am starving!" or "i am ridiculously full!", that singing a few lines to a song could lead me to being out of breath, that just because i went to the bathroom five minutes ago, that does not mean i don't need to go right now, & that God is getting me ready to take care of my little one by waking me up every night.  & you know what, her little kicks make it all worth it.

 {nate & blake & our 26 inch pizza}

oklahoma football is here!!  & for the first game, blakey & i met up with our friends & neighbors, rachel & nate, & headed to the ou club of kansas city watch party!  it was marvelous cheering on our sooners to a fantastic victory.  looking forward to many more of those days ahead.

{tanky was ready for some football too!}

love love,

Monday, August 25, 2014

week 31: grandpa & samma came to visit!

norabelle's grandpa & samma came to kc to visit us this weekend!  & oh boy were we productive.  they brought up my grandmother's china cabinet that is going to {eventually} be painted & displayed in our dining room.  the fellas built a 12' by 5' raised garden in our backyard.  nora belle's nursery is almost finished!  that, my friends, you will have to wait to see.  & with all of that doing, we had time to eat at a couple of kansas city staples - oklahoma joe's & stroud's fried chicken!  a most lovely weekend indeed.

{a very proud grandpa}

{dad & tank even bonded}

{by the way, there is now a baby swing in our living room.}

happy 31 weeks!

love love,

Monday, August 18, 2014

week 30: namaste, yoga.

with 30 weeks down & 10ish more to go, prenatal yoga has become my best friend.  i wasn't super into yoga before being pregnant, but it is now one of the highlights of my week.  as it turns out, it's not exactly comfortable growing a human inside of you, carrying extra weight everywhere, having your organs & nerves squished by the little miracle inside of you.  {totally worth it, just not always comfortable.}  so learning to stretch & move & work different muscles to help me more comfortably carry this little baby makes me a much happier momma.  as well as the camaraderie with other pregnant women.  it's nice to hear that all of this crazy stuff you are going through is totally normal.

so thank you, prenatal yoga, for making my pregnancy oh so much better!  & thank you, julie byrd, for convincing me i had to go.

love love,

Monday, August 11, 2014

week 29: home sweet homa.

it's baby shower week!  blakey & i headed home for a few days with family & friends, a 30th birthday party, our big truck baby party, & our baby shower!  it was so nice to be in oklahoma & eat at our favorite places & lay out by the pool & do a little shopping & celebrate miss nora belle.

julie & benny boo & little man were in town for the week too, which was incredible!  malcolm & i built a lot of tracks & played choo choo.  & he got to ride an amazing john deere tractor!  so cool, little man.

{grandpa, benny boo, & little man's pool day}

{we just had to take the 
7-months pregnant vs not pregnant 
baby bump pic}

{tanky was a little out of it after a procedure}

& my dearest friend, cari, turned THIRTY!!!  we celebrated with a party on the rooftop patio at packard's in okc.  oh my gosh, this place is awesome!  & it's two blocks from our old loft.  an evening under the stars with a great view of downtown, so many wonderful people, celebrating an amazing friend.  happy birthday to you, cari marie!!

{so excited for baby cohen & miss nora belle to be best friends.}

{my love!}

love love,