Wednesday, June 30, 2010

{Hangin With Reegan}

Just a sweet lil custom hanger I had made for Reegan! It will likely hang on a hook in the nursery with her coming home outfit on it. :D

{Readying Reegan's Room - Auntie Organizes}

While we were in Vegas Heather did some organization in the nursery so we could see what we have and to get the room ready for more gifts after my upcoming AZ baby shower on July 10th. Also you can see the new side table that I purchased for Reegan's Room that I LOVE!...I was already getting compliments on this piece in the check out lane! We are waiting on our rocking arm chair to be reupholstered. We selected a canary yellow highly durable fabric for her room. I CAN NOT wait to see the finished product. We are also blessed to have Jordan Nichols once again create some artwork for us...this time he is doing 3 canvas prints for Reegan's room....another project I'm dying to see the final product on! xo- {Rache}

{Renesmee errrr Reegan}

Reegan, the girls and I did the Twi-Nordies Eclipse event again this year and had a blast just like last November for New Moon. This was Reegan's first movie premier. She definitely gave me a few kicks throughout the movie...I don't know if it was her or I that was more excited when Edward was on screen. Haha! This year I made my very own Renesmee preggers TwiShirt with the help of Megan. What a fun night it was, now I just have to catch up on my sleep! :)

xo - {Rache}

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

{Smooth Sailing at 32 Weeks}

Well I had my 2 week OB appointment today. I found out that my thyroid and irons levels are good. Also Reegan measured to be a little longer than the average baby. So my doctor says we are doing an ultrasound at 34 weeks to do measurements on Reegan and she listed LGA {Large for Gestational Age} on the referral but she said it's nothing for us to worry about.

Large for Gestational Age (LGA) babies are those whose birth weight (or length, or head circumference) lies above the 90th percentile for that gestational age.

Also I am at 40 lbs of weight gain so far in my pregnancy which Dr. Apigo says is right on target for my height and pre-preggers weight...this just means I'm going to have to work hard as soon as my body will let me post preggers *sigh*. But I was told to eat less sugars and carbs because they will make Reegan chubby and fat babies are harder to deliver. LOL! So it looks like all is well and I'm looking forward to seeing our baby via ultrasound in just 2 weeks.

xo - {Rache}

{Belly Photo Session with Ms. Mac}

As I mentioned my amazingly talented sister-in-law {Macenzie Liesenfelder} took a few snaps of my belly while we were in Vegas! Here are the pictures for everyone to see. The first ones are at the Garden Display in the Bellagio {a must see every time we go to Vegas} and the rest were taken at our condo at MGM.

A special THANK YOU to Mac for taking the time to take these special pictures for us. XOXO! Love you girl!

Monday, June 28, 2010

{What's Going On With Reegan This Week - 8!!!}

By now at 32 weeks, your baby weighs 3.75 pounds {pick up a large jicama} and is about 16.7 inches long, taking up a lot of space in your uterus. You're gaining about a pound a week and roughly half of that goes right to your baby. In fact, she'll gain a third to half of her birth weight during the next 7 weeks as she fattens up for survival outside the womb. She now has toenails, fingernails, and real hair (or at least respectable peach fuzz). Her skin is becoming soft and smooth as she plumps up in preparation for birth.

{Vegas BABY Round II}

No I didn't really drink any beer! LOL! After visiting Sin City on May 1st we headed back to see my brother Bill and my sister-in-law Macenzie. This trip was SO MUCH fun because not only did we fly into Vegas but stay in a beautiful condo. Also the weekend went very smoothly for me and I enjoyed some quality visiting time with three of my favorite people. I was very happy that my final pre-baby trip was one that I really enjoyed. I did a lot of walking on this trip...Dr. Apigo would be so proud...just as I did last time I was in Vegas but it definitely was a lot hotter! We got to visit the Hofbrauhaus, danced for a bit at Pure Night Club, ate at Pink's, snacked at Wolfgang Puck's Bar and Grill, layed by the MGM pool, had YUMMY frozen hot chocolates {our new Vegas tradition} and ended the trip by visiting the garden display at the Bellagio where my talented sister-in-law snapped a few belly as you can see we had a very busy couple days in Vegas. Now I am getting very excited for a long weekend for the 4th of July. We are going to be doing a little work in Reegan's nursery. And the following weekend will be my AZ Baby Shower and Belly Shots!!! What a VERY busy preggers I am. :)

xo - {Rache}

Thursday, June 24, 2010

{Happy Almost Father's Day Daddy-To-Be}

Just a little something for Ryan to celebrate his nearly being a daddy. I of course got some daddy stuff for Reegan to sport and got Ryan some new kicks and clothes of his own. He also got a Papa Bear mug - my family used to read Heather and I Berenstain Bears books all the time when we were younger and we called our dad papa bear, our grams grandma bear and our gramps grandpapa bear. So now Ryan has officially been added into the mix with his very own papa bear title. What a fun couple of days {Baby BBQ Shower and Father's Day} hubby had celebrating his lil joy that is on the way. :)


{Ryan's Baby BBQ Shower - Event Pics}

So from what I hear the event was a TOTAL success!!! I was there for set up and to snap a couple pics and then us girls GOT OUTTA there! {More event pics with attendees to come}. I quickly took a few of the food set up for the party. I was told less is more on this event so I TRIED my best not to get too carried away with party setup, decor, etc. A special thanks to Brian Lizzet for all his help/ideas for this special day to get some of the guys together to celebrate Ryan's first kiddo!

Ryan's Congratulations Daddy-To-Be Cheeseburger Cake - that got devoured by the guys!

Some of the spread - the highlight was the fried chicken that my grams made for the event. THANK YOU GRAMS XOXO!

Good eats!

Future guys day attendee but that day Grant was stuck shopping with the girls!

A big THANK YOU for the start on our diaper stockpile guys!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

{What's Going On with Reegan This Week - 9!!!}

At week 31, your baby measures over 16 inches long. She weighs about 3.3 pounds {try carrying four navel oranges} and is heading into a growth spurt {here come more stretch marks I'm sure}. She can turn her head from side to side, and her arms, legs and body are beginning to plump out as needed fat accumulates underneath her skin. She's probably moving a lot too, so you may have trouble sleeping because your baby's kicks and somersaults keep you up. Take comfort: All this moving is a sign that your baby is active and healthy.

{Shot and More Shots}

I'm talking about my RhoGam and Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT) of course! :D So last Friday I finally got my RhoGam shot and Monday I was lucky enough to go through the 3 hour GTT process. It was extremely tiring because I couldn't eat anything and I have to have a shot, drink some orange stuff and have my blood drawn hourly for three hours. Although I was VERY tired yesterday I made it through the day and was feeling much better that evening! It makes me so happy with medical technology that any potential issues during or post pregnancy can be easily dealt with....well I wouldn't have said it was EASY yesterday at the end of my OB appt. ;)

xo- {Rache}

Thursday, June 17, 2010

{First Stretch Mark}

Well it finally happened! On Monday hubby noticed my first stretch mark. I knew they would be coming sooner than later. I completely blame it on a mosquito from Colorado that bit me on my belly. I of course had to scratch the lil bite area and thus we have a stretch mark as the end result. So far it is the only one I have. All I have to say to future mommies out there is DO NOT scratch your belly or the stretch marks will come. :/

xo- {Rache}

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

{Colorado Baby Shower}

Last weekend we made a trip out to Denver to visit Wayne Jr. and the rest of the Harding clan. Karen and Hillary were kind enough to hostess an AWESOME baby shower for me! It was so much fun! Karen made a grand feast for all the ladies and I. And I had an opportunity to meet a lot of her friends that night and visit and get some good advice from them. All the attendees made onesies for Reegan so we are having a fashion show just as soon as she is here! See some of the pictures from my shower below! Special thanks to Lindsey for taking all these for me!

xo- {Rache}

Visiting with Michele, Claire and Amanda

An adorable outfit from Lisa

Opening gifts

Making Masterpiece Onesies for Reegan


{Baby Shower Invite Deisgn}

This is the design of my Baby Shower invite! It is one of the Liberty of London patterns that will be throughout Reegan's room. What do you think?

xo- {Rache}

{My Monthly Belly Log}

{See some of the pictures taken at 28 weeks. Look at those swelling ankles and feet!!! LOL!}

{Whats Going On With Reegan This Week - 10!!!}

At 30 weeks your baby's about 15.7 inches long now, and she weighs almost 3 pounds (like a head of cabbage). A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds her, but that volume will decrease as she gets bigger and takes up more room in your uterus. Her eyesight continues to develop, though it's not very keen; even after she's born, she'll keep her eyes closed for a good part of the day. When she does open them, she'll respond to changes in light but will have 20/400 vision - which means she can only make out objects a few inches from her face. ( Normal adult vision is 20/20.)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

{Project Nursery}

One of my FAV new websites to give me ideas and help me get everything ready for Reegan! Click on the link below to check out Project Nursery and the awesome Green Giveaway they have going until June 11th!

xo- {Rache}

{Readying Reegan's Room - Stage 3}

FANtastic job Daddy-To-Be! Look he even READ the instructions! :) xo- {Rache}

Monday, June 7, 2010

{Readying Reegan's Room - Stage 2}

Another weekend of hard work {from Daddy-To-Be} in Reegan's Room. The couch is now out and crib and changing table are built and in! We can't wait to start filling her room with everything she will need and more....most of all we can't wait to have her to in her room! Only 11 more weeks to go! Yay! :D

xo- {Rache}

{What's Going OnWith Reegan This Week}

At 29 weeks {from poppy seed to papaya}, your baby's energy is surging, thanks to the formation of white fats deposits beneath the skin. (Have those kicks and jabs to the ribs tipped you off yet?) Baby is also settling into sleep and waking cycles, though -- as you've also probably noticed -- they don't necessarily coincide with your own. Also this month, all five senses are finally functional, and the brain and nervous system are going through major developments.

Friday, June 4, 2010

{Readying Reegan's Room}

Thanks to Daddy-To-Be, Heather, Angela and Granddad Reegan's Room is well underway to becoming a FAB nursery. I am taking pictures during the process for everyone to see what this room looked before, as the man cave, and when it's finally done. Ryan was working so hard over Memorial Day weekend to get all the panels/chair rails up but I ended up forcing him to break and relax with me. It's no fun being out of the loop since I can't be around all the paint fumes. Well here is stage 1 of many stages I will be documenting. The colors on the wall went from a tan khaki color to a light yellow {main color} with a pink accent wall. The colors are not as vibrant as I wanted {I'm not a big fan of the pastels typically in baby rooms} but they matched the best with the fabrics we selected for her room. :) Hope you all like what you see so far. More to come soon as her crib and changing table arrived yesterday!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

{Thrilled About The Third Trimester/Whats Going On With Reegan This Week}


We've made it to our THIRD TRIMESTER! YAY! Such a happy point in the wonderful journey of our first pregnancy. We had a chance to work on preparing Reegan's nursery a little over Memorial Day Weekend {pics to come} and it makes it all seem even more real which makes us even more eager for her to be here. Although I do have to say that I truly will miss all the kicks I get from her throughout the day. I told Ryan I love carrying her and knowing where I go, she goes and that she is perfectly happy and safe in my tummy. But the thought of seeing/meeting our daughter is like realizing that we are in store for the ABSOLUTE BEST gift we will ever receive...which is obviously very exciting, amazing, delightful....IT'S HUGE! :) We just continue to feel so blessed every single day about our little angel. Words can not begin to describe how much it means that God had blessed us with this large joy in such a tiny package!

"It was the tiniest thing I ever decided to put my whole life into. - Terri Gullimets"

Below is information about What is going on with Reegan's growth this week! Enjoy!

xo- {Rache}

By week 28, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds {like a Chinese Cabbage} and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to her heels. She can blink her eyes, which now sport eye color and lashes. With eyesight developing, she may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. She's also developing billions of neurons in her brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life outside the womb.