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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Babyshowers | Little Love


It is no secret Little Love is already loved so much by so many people. We were blessed to be able to have two. TWO. babyshowers for this sweet little girl. Our family and church gave us one. Instead of doing two separate post, I decided to hold off until all babyshowers were complete before sharing as why it has taken so long to put this post together. 

Co-Ed Family & Friends Babyshower

I will start with our family and friends babyshower. This shower was hosted at our house which we thought would be a great idea as we wouldn't need to transport the gifts and while that was convenient, preparing for the babyshower wasn't. It was very stressful trying to get the house all clean and straightened up beforehand, so I highly recommend not having your own shower at your own house unless you are able to hire a maid or have someone volunteer to clean for you.

My oh my were we surprised by how many people made it out to celebrate with us. We ran out of seating quickly but were overwhelmed with the love and support. 


We had our entryway table set up as the sign in as guest entered and had a few maternity photos and ultrasounds displayed here as well.



The opposite side is our dining room and we had the table set up as the gift table.


I created this onesie banner in Word and printed it out on specialty paper from Hobby Lobby. I love how it came out that I still have it hanging up.


Our kitchen table was set up as the food table.



Our cake came out better than we imagined and tasted so delicious, I will definitely be using the same person forever now. If you are in the Katy/Richmond area and are interested in my cake lady, let me know and I will give you her information.


While our gifts were dropped off in the dining room, we planned on opening them in front of everyone in our living room where there is a lot more space. All the little girl things were so precious and Little Love looks so adorable in her little clothes.


If you are interested in what types of games we played at this shower, you can refer to this post where I also provide a FREE printable.




Church Babyshower

The Women's Ministry in our church put together this babyshower for another expectant mom and myself. We were both due in March, her and her husband are expecting a babyboy. The ladies in our church did an amazing job at putting this beautiful shower together; it was so simple yet so elegant.

Gift Table
Food Table
Drink Station

Centerpiece
A few of the ladies did a devotion and presented us with different items for our babies that went with a description and a scripture reference. Some of the items were a basket, baby blanket, toys, first catechism, etc. It was touching and I tried to hold it together and not look like an emotional mess, I think I did a good job.


 



Work Babyshowers

Originally, we were suppose to have a third and fourth shower thrown by my co-workers and another thrown by Anthony's co-workers but Little Love arrived the day before the third party was suppose to happen so we had to cancel both but that didn't stop our co-workers from reaching out to us in other ways and showering us and our little girl.

We are just overwhelmed by the love and support we have received and still receive and the generosity of everyone in our life is amazing. We could not be any more blessed to do life with these people in our church, our work place and our family & friends. God is so so good.

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Hunting Eggs | Easter 2016


Yesterday was Little Love's first Easter and although she was way too little (3 weeks old) to remember it, let alone participate in the usual kid Easter traditions such as dying eggs, smashing confetti eggs or going on an egg hunt, that didn't stop us from being corny and having an egg hunt just for her. Daddy was more than happy to oblige and helped Little Love find her eggs that grandma put together for her.

Side Note: These pictures only show a glimpse of how amazing Anthony is and I fall more and more in love with him with each passing day.










If only you could hear the conversation he was having with her, makes my heart melt (insert heart eyes emoji).
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Monday, March 7, 2016

Introducing...


Sophia Manuela
born March 4, 2016 at 5:56pm
7 lbs 3oz and 19 inches
Can't believe this little girl is ours, we are so in love. As expected, I will be taking a break from blogging to enjoy these moments that will go by too quickly (and catch up on sleep).
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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Bump Date | 36 Weeks with Sophia


I decided to document our pregnancy as a way to get all my feelings and emotions out and to later look and remember this beautiful time in our lives. I hope you enjoy if you decide to follow along on this life changing journey.

This was our first weekend with absolutely no plans and it was a glorious weekend of nesting and relaxing. It was so nice to be able to do that especially since my sister took my grandmother out and about Saturday and Sunday. We got to enjoy just each other so it seemed like a staycation/babymoon! 

I felt my first practice contractions this week, or at least I think I did as it was pretty uncomfortable. Like very. I will verify once I have real contractions. 

Nesting was in full swing for both Anthony and I, we cleaned up around the house and finished setting up our Pack 'n Play as that is what Little Love will sleep in the first few months. I focused on deep cleaning our bedroom and making it fresh and we also gave the dogs the boot. They are officially no longer allowed in the bedroom and I can say it is a relief surprisingly, no more dog hair! After we got as much nesting done as we could, we relaxed and did not do anything else besides lounge and eat, and because we did so much lounging and nesting, we didn't get to do our regular bump date picture but I thought I would share a collage of the growing bump for this week as well as my everyday style snapshots per usual.



Maternity Striped Tee (similar)

Maternity Cross-Front Shirt (similar) | Maternity Jeans |
Sandals (
similar)


Maternity Shirt (similar) | Maternity Jeans |

Open Front Cardigan (similar) | Sandals (similar)




More of my Maternity Style Posts:

More Bump Date Posts:
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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Spring | FREE Printables


With spring weather in our midst here in Houston and the actual season approaching us, I decided it was time to change out our photo display from our "Love" banner (get FREE printable here) to something more spring appropriate. I debated on making my own printables but this far along in pregnancy, I decided to use printables that are already made by more talented bloggers however there are so many beautiful ones I'm having a hard time choosing just four to display. Maybe a weekly rotation may be in order? Idk, but here is the roundup of my favorite spring printables so far. Links to the original sources are below each.
via Yellow Bliss Road


via The Refurbished Life
via AKA Design
via She Reads Truth


via A Sparkle of Genius
via Shades of Blue Interiors

Which ones are your favorite?
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