Questions from the Pregnant Lady

Answer (and judge not) my ridiculous questions, moms. (And know that my default mode is sarcasm, so don’t take these too seriously. πŸ˜‰)

-Alright, who else had a late-blooming bump? I’m less than 3 months away from meeting this kid, and I still am tempted to constantly hold my belly everywhere I go so people know I’m pregnant and not just tubby. It’s definitely popped a bit the last two weeks, but some days it looks smaller than others. My doctor said I’m tall with a long torso, giving her more room to stretch evidently, but my main concern is her being tiny. I want a fat and squishy baby! Anyone have a smaller bump but still a nice, chunky baby?? πŸ˜‚

-Did any other first-time moms have this weird, intense desire once pregnant to suddenly have all your babies right away?? I don’t know if it’s because I wanted a boy so badly and I’m having a girl haha (I’m doing better with that BTW), or if it’s a completely normal thing to obsess over all your future kiddos. I used to want a big gap between my children, but now I’m often daydreaming about having all the babies as soon as possible. (Yes. I know this will probably change after my first week home alone lol.)

-Is it unhealthy for me to not entertain a single thought about the delivery day until like…a week before? I currently refuse to think about it and focus on more important things. Like meals.

-Speaking of meals, will I enjoy them again one day? I’m finding it hard to decipher what my tummy wants to eat, and it’s never satisfying even when I figure it out. Chocolate chip pancakes and milk are pretty great, but the rest leaves me feeling a bit weird even if I enjoy it while I’m eating. I seem to get fuller faster now. As a long-time foodie, it’s slightly bewildering! πŸ˜‚Β I’m just thankful she’s on board with pancakes.

-Feeling your baby move is simultaneously the most fascinating and most freakish thing ever, right? One second I’m thinking, “Wow! There is a human being growing in there and kicking like a little ninja!” The next second I’m staring at my belly in fear like an alien is about to break through it. SO WEIRD BUT SO COOL. God is so clever.

-How did you prepare to know all the “Mom” things? I’ve done so little research lately, it’s pathetic. Did you just learn as you left the hospital or were you the responsible book reader who had all the answers in a pamphlet you carried around constantly? I know next to nothing. And I’m not really that motivated yet. Maybe something will kick in that last month or two?

-Baby registries are overwhelming, yes? I have never seen so many options in my life. We started ours at Target last night, and I felt more than slightly incompetent. Why are there 18 different brands of bottle options? Do babies really need all of this overpriced gadgetry? Why does everything start with a B? (Baby. Bumbo. Bjorn. Boba. Boppy.) Who knows how long I spent looking up reviews on each of the products. Moms, please give me your registry must-haves and must-have-nots! Haha.

Here’s an update of the bump. We’re so ready to meet this little nugget! πŸ’•

-Cait

The Overwhelming Summer

I thought being pregnant would get me out of a lot more, but it turns out I’m just as busy and life is just as crazy. πŸ™ƒ We’ve been running 100 MPH, and I’m just briefly emerging from the chaos before it starts back up again. My multi-tasking brain is out of hand, and I’ve been working my butt off the last couple months. And pregnancy brain? It’s real.

BUT HEY GOOD NEWS. I’ll have a baby 😳 in just 3 months, and that’ll give me a great excuse to end the busy, right? 😝

Let’s play catch up on the last few weeks – they’ve been full of crazy, but full of fun!

Andrew is very excited (like, tears-in-his-eyes-excited) that a Potbelly’s has finally graced Oklahoma. This one is on NW Expressway, but we’re getting another one just 15 minutes away soon!

Sweet baby Boswell has graciously allowed me to return to chocolate, particularly chocolate-chip pancakes. PRAISE.

We had a blast celebrating my new sister at her bachelorette party! Gabby is officially a BOSWELL! πŸ’•Β (Keep scrolling for wedding pics.)

These girls are SO much fun.

We rehearsed with perfect weather. ❀️

My mom-in-law knows how to throw a party. πŸ’ƒπŸΌ

The best maid of honor and best man ever. 😍 Their speeches had us all in tears and giggles.

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Baby Annie rocked her first wedding. πŸ’•

Prettiest little bride!!!

All hail Mom-in-law’s skills.

It was so fun to be a bridesmaid with this cutie co-worker!

So. Much. Fun.

So proudΒ to call this looker mine. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜

Perfect fam photo by Holly Gannett Photography. ❀️

The week after the wedding was spent working a bunch, but we had a visit from baby Goldie Jane! πŸ’•

This hunk and I celebrated 10 years of dating last month. HOLY COW. We went back to our first date and reminisced at Steve’s Rib. 😊

This is the exact face Jack gives Andrew every single day when he comes home from work until he takes him outside to play. πŸ˜‚

Post-playtime.

I passed my glucose test…

…by bringing my Mama for moral support.

We celebrated with pizza, of course. πŸ•πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

Let me continue the feast photos by quickly plugging Longhorn Steakhouse yet again. The chicken and steak combo was sent directly from God.

We partied with family to celebrate Brad’s birthday and Pop-Pop’s 90th birthday!

My sweet Mom-Mom (who Annie is being named after) gave us this perfect little book. If you haven’t read it, grab a box of tissues before you do. 😭

We watch Independence Day every 4th of July. I never regret it. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

We had perfect walking weather on the 4th too!

I didn’t think I’d do fireworks this year, but turns out my pregnancy is pretty darn easy aside from the bathroom breaks. ;) Haha.

We also celebrated Andrew’s grandma turning 87! Sweetest thing.

And I finally got to catch up with these beautiful besties. They make me laugh so much! ❀️

I’ll post an update on baby’s nursery soon, but here’s a quick preview. Lol. (Still 95% sure Jack has no clue.)

Happy Thursday, friends! πŸ˜„

-Cait

A Hawaiian Babymoon

You can always tell how crazy our lives have been by the lengthy breaks between blogs. πŸ˜‰ June has been slightly insane, and we’ve got another few weeks of life being pretty busy, but I wanted to catch up while I have the chance!

I imagine everyone who visits Hawaii thinks at one time,Β What if I lived here?? We pondered that frequently on our little babymoon. We spent six days on the island of Kauai soaking up every ounce of sunshine. And can I brag really quick at how adult we are because our pale little bodies did not get one single sunburn!

I took roughly 2,000 photos, so we’re going to narrow that down to 70-ish and knock it all out in one post because I’m lazy. 😝

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I love a good waterfall.

A must do if you go to Kauai is Waimea Canyon.

This is my favorite spot on Kauai. It feels so magical!

That tiny speck in the distance above the middle left of the mountain is a helicopter.

When we booked our babymoon, I was afraid I would be too big to fit in a swimsuit. I’m still waiting on that bump to look more pregnant than “she must have just had a large meal.”

A Hawaii onesie for baby!

If you’re looking for a good hotel in Kauai that won’t break the bank, check out the Courtyard by Marriott. The staff is great, rooms are nice, and it’s affordable. And it’s surrounded by palm trees and ocean and good food.

We are very passionate about hotel breakfasts.

One of our nights was spent on a catamaran with Captain Andy’s for a sunset tour of the Na Pali Coast. It was soooo awesome, even though I got pretty queasy on the ride back. Haha.

THESE VIEWS.

Rainbows everywhere.

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Balcony view. πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

I wear this dress a lot because it shows off the bump the best. πŸ˜‰

Another must do and one of our favorite places is Hanalei Bay. The weather was PERFECT.

He. Is. So. Cute.

He loves boogie boarding so much. 😊

My other favorite spot in Kauai is Kountry Kitchen, home of pancakes bigger than your face.

Look how happy he is hahaha.

The first time I felt baby move was right after this pancake. πŸ˜‚

One of our favorite activities was ourΒ tubing tour with Backcountry AdventuresΒ that took us through some old irrigation tunnels in Lihue. I wish I had video or pictures from the ride, but YouTube it if you’re bored. ;)

Apparently only 20% of the people who live on Kauai get to see this view because it’s a private road owned by the company.

The whitest people. πŸ˜‚

Our last day and a half was spent soaking up every second at the coolest hotel we’ve ever stayed at – the Kauai Marriott Resort. This is the dreamy roadΒ that leads to the parking lot.

Escalator to the lobby? Ok.

VIEW FROM OUR ROOM. Yes. Absolutely worth every penny.

Before we checked in, we ate a place on the hotel site called Duke’s.

Andrew said the burger was amazing, but he was most in love with this “hula pie” that we got for free since we were “celebrating.” Lol.

The hotel comes with its own mini mountain and beach. Haha.

Good view, good book.

We spent our last night having a fancy dinner at a place that I didn’t dare try to pronounce. Hukilau Lanai.

My favorite thing in the world might be patio hotel breakfasts with this looker.

Last day faces.

But we spent all of it at the pool and beach.Β πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

Alright, Annie. We have to wait to go on another adventure until you join us, so hurry up, kid. πŸ˜‰

Happy weekend, friends! ❀️

-Cait