My Adult Baby Shower

When J & I got married we had a couple of lovely wedding showers thrown for us. Two were thrown by my friends and the other was thrown by friends of my mother - hence the name "adult shower." It doesn't matter that I am just shy of being 30 years old, I referred to this baby shower as my "adult baby shower." Hehe.

Three wonderful ladies from my parent's Sunday School class offered to throw BRAM and I a baby shower. It was AMAZING and despite the rainy weather, we had a fantastic turnout. So many ladies were there which is a true testament to how loved Woman is. She is the best! The group was a mix of the ladies from their current Sunday School class, friends from literally 20+ years ago who have watched me grow up, ladies from my mom and dad's newlywed Sunday School class from way back in the day, sweet prayer warriors from Mom's In Touch and J's family too. It was a packed house.

Have you ever seen such a perfect diaper cake?!? 108 diapers complete with bows, utensils, shoes, teething rings. I loved it!

Yummy food. I'm such a sucker for any kind of shower food.

The "sweet" table. I devoured the delicious chocolate cake.

Hello Pinterest! I was so excited to see this!!!

The pink dresses were name tags for the guests and they signed in on our new baby book.

Flipping cute.
Sweet Amy made two amazing AU onesies with her new monogramming toy. 

One of the hostesses made this alphabet box. I don't have a good picture of it, but she hand painted it and decorated it in navy and coral (nursery colors). I LOVED it!
Woman made a blanket for the baby with the nursery colors and it turned out very well. 

I was seriously having anxiety over not having anything for baby Brit. I am such a planner and pregnancy might be the very last thing that you can fully plan for. We are so thankful and appreciative for everyone who has blessed this baby girl with much needed items, but most importantly, their prayers. As most of you know I am a total nut case who will freak out and stress over almost anything, yet I have been so eerily calm while pregnant (just ask my friend DJ - it has scared her a bit that I am so at peace although I do have my moments). I fully believe that without prayer that this baby journey would have been an unnecessary bumpy ride so it was great to see a bunch of our family friends who have (probably unknowingly) made this time a smoother transition for J & I. 

And War Eagle..........It's almost GAME DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

31 Weeks

How far along: 31 weeks

Total weight gain: +9 lbs from my pre pregnancy weight. +2 lbs from last months appointment.  Very suspect. So I celebrated by eating some Krystals. Yup. I never had Krystals for 27 years of my life until we moved back to Georgia.

Maternity clothes: Yes, pretty much everything is maternity these days except for my summer dresses. I ordered two more shirts and a pair of pants/capris to hopefully get me through these last 8 weeks.

Stretch marks: I totally have an ugly like purple one. It's not that big, but I feel like more are getting ready to pop out. And yes I have been using the lotion/oil although I really don't think it makes a difference necessarily.

Sleep:  Typically I am sleeping pretty well. I get up once (sometimes twice now) during the night and occasionally I can't fall back asleep for 2-3 hours afterwards.

Best moment of this week:  I had a fantastic baby shower this past weekend thrown by my mother's friends! It was awesome. I will be posting and sharing pictures from it. This baby girl is already so blessed by the women who pray for her.

Food cravings: None really. Did I mention that I have eaten Krystals twice this week? Yikes. No more for sure.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really. Football season starts in 9 days so I'm hoping the heat won't be too bad. I also hope this team is much better than last years otherwise they might make me sick.

Have you started to show yet:  Absolutely. I feel huge, but I know I'm not "that" big.  Terrified for these last few weeks.

Gender: Baby Britney. Although we won't be sharing her name until delivery. We may have a name.

Labor signs: No.

Belly button in or out: In, but I was having random pain around my belly button for a few days. I would like it to stay in!

Wedding rings on or off: On.

Happy or moody most of the time: Content. I'm very happy and getting a bit more tired. It's my busy season at work which helps pass the time, but wears me out.

Looking forward to: My FIL is coming to paint the nursery tonight. Once that is done the furniture can go in the appropriate place and we can start getting her room ready.