Bumpdate: Week 35

Mark thinks he’s so funny…

5 weeks to go until we get to meet this baby boy! I can’t believe it. We’ve got a lot to do before then…like finish the nursery and figure out his name! The name thing is totally stressing me out. Why can’t they just be born with a name tag on?

A little update on what we e been up to lately: we just went to Hawaii for a week! I was kind of worried about going so far into my pregnancy but it was fine! I had no swelling despite the heat and 90%humidity. I just got to relax on the beach all day while Mark worked, poor guy. Hawaii is just so relaxing and laid back, and not to mention beautiful, there’s no better place to vacation! I got some very interesting looks on the beach but I have no shame anymore. I think the best part was not having to wear real clothes or makeup.

Belly on the beach. This picture kills me, the belly takes up the whole photo. And In case you were wondering, I was at the beach by myself, Mark was working. I told you I have no shame!

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How Far Along: 35 weeks

Weight Gain: 23lbs…needless to say more than what I was hoping to be at right now. Oh well, I’ve tried to be healthy and as active as I can, so hopefully it means this is a healthy baby 🙂

Maternity Clothes: I can’t wear anything but maternity clothes now, but still everything is uncomfortable, especially because of the heat! I’m sooo sick of summer, I’ve never said that before! But I’m sooo ready for fall and comfy clothes and layers.

 Sleep: yeah right! I’m up all night now tossing and turning and trying to find a comfortable spot, and going to the bathroom. I keep Mark up all night and I feel terrible.

Movement: All the time. And it’s big movement, where my entire belly moves. Sometimes you can see a foot or leg or elbow poking out my side. This poor baby has no room. Almost every night in Hawaii at about 9:00pm I would feel these small consistent kicks for a solid 30 minutes, I think he had the hiccups! It was funny…and then kind of obnoxious hahah.

Food Cravings: I have been craving chocolate and Dr. Pepper lately (super healthy).

What I’m Looking Forward To: I’m looking forward to my baby showers coming up! I’m so grateful for the wonderful friends and family who are throwing these showers for me and baby.


Eastern Caribbean Cruise

Last week we checked a big thing off our bucket list…we went on a cruise! We have been wanting to go on a cruise together since we got married and we finally made time for it! Mark’s been on a few cruises and I’ve been on a little 3day one from southern California to Mexico.
Our cruise took off from Miami and we went to the Eastern Caribbean! It was so beautiful and perfect. The first night and full day were rough waters and we felt a little sick in our room but we took Dramamine before we went to bed and didn’t have any problems! I’m so glad we did this. Our friends Jenn & Scott came with us, it was so much fun to have another couple with us! We went to Nassau (Bahamas), St. Thomas, San Juan (Puerto Rico) & Grand Turk. I wasn’t expecting much from San Juan & Grand Turk but they turned out to be 2 of my favorite places. They were breathtakingly beautiful. We went parasailing, catamaraning, snorkeling, and power snorkeling. We laid out at the beach, by the pool, went to every show on board each night, gambled at the casino, danced, ate our weight in food (especially the midnight pizza & soft serve) and had the best week! I love traveling with my husband, it is our biggest passion together.DSC_0478

St. Thomas
on the catamaran in St. Thomas
St. Thomas
San Juan Old Fort



Grand Turk












How handsome is he?!