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Friday, March 15, 2013

TWO DAYS PAST

No baby updates today. Yet another weekend to enjoy some time with B and make more impulse purchases.  Or maybe Cash will make his appearance?! We shall see. I mean it would only make sense that he came on St. Patrick's Day right?  His Aunt Mandango got him the cutest onesie, and I don't think it should  have to go unworn.

I really have nothing else to say.

xoxo,
ryann

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

3/13/13

The day is finally here, but baby Cash isn't.  He's just not ready and hearing everyone's similar stories and encouragement is definitely so helpful!

Let's just recap for fun shall we?

We found out we were pregnant on July 17, 2012 and I immediately called Brett OH MY GAWSH HURRY UP COME HOME NOW I JUST TOOK A TEST.  I had always pictured a fun surprise or taking the test together or something out of a commercial.  But I just randomly took the test because I had been feeling nauseous and had no idea it would actually be positive.  And after seeing those lines, I was so excited I couldn't think of not calling him right away.

The next couple of months were full of doctors appointments, being reallllll sick, sharing our excitement with family and friends, and having to give up my addiction to Subway tuna.  Then FINALLY we found out our little nugget was a boy.  Finley was super excited:

Notice: blue ribbon, so genius
I kept growing:

RIP orange toms, thanks to Fi Fi
And growing...

Yes, that sweater was a joke.
We picked out a name:

Franklin, after my daddy and Cash bc we <3
And got to see his precious face...


And now we get to meet our little man any day now.

Thanks for all your support, love, and prayers over these last 10 months.

xoxo,
ryann

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

''ONE DAY''

One of the best pieces of advice I've gotten about pregnancy and labor (that I obviously didn't listen to) was ''don't believe the doctors when they tell you they'll see you at the hospital before your due date.'' I now know fully what that means.  It's not the doctors fault, but there is this false sense of hope when they say ''oh we'll definitely be seeing you before then.'' Or during the ultrasound when they say ''oh he looks like he'll be come before your due date for sure.''  When people told me not to really listen and get my hopes up, I always thought to myself pshhh that won't be me, I'm different! My doctor is right! I won't be waiting around!  Don't get me wrong-- Cash could come tonight or tomorrow and I'd be eating my words, but truth is I honestly don't feel like he is.  And I'm becoming OK with it-- he'll come when he's ready and it will still be the best day of our lives, no matter what day that is.  Just thought I'd pass that piece of advice along to any mamas to be out there.

And I'm loving all the texts and messages asking if anything is happening yet because that makes me feel loved and cared about. And I appreciate ya.  I won't be posting details on social media, but we'll let y'all know in some way when we are headed to the hospital for real.  Until then I'll keep blogging any updates I have.

A few weeks ago I did a post about vacations and got lots of great advice to definitely take a mommy/daddy vacay about 6 months after Cash is born to make some time for ourselves.  To keep me preoccupied (you know besides Bravo and my new found love for soap operas), I've been doing a ton of research.  Of course all this is based on how feeding is going, if we're in the middle of moving back to Houston, etc etc, but if not 6 months then definitely later in the year.

Have you heard of Punta Mita?  It's a hidden gem that was unknown to me until I read about Kourtney K & Scott jetting off there for a fam vacay:


It's a 45 minute drive from Puerto Vallarta with a much more beautiful beach and a safe community full of margarita dreams and fresh poolside guacamole.  Mmmm.  And the best part? It's a direct 2 hour 30 minute flight from Houston.  Does not get any better than that for a quick escape with limited flying time.  One of the resorts we are considering.....


Heaven.
And if my post baby body doesn't shrink up to my goal weight, moo moo's will have to do.  You're welcome, Mexico.

xoxo,
ryann

Monday, March 11, 2013

''TWO DAYS''

I put that in quotes, because I've come to terms with the fact that he might not be here by or on the day we thought.  This ''date'' you've had in your head for so long that becomes your count down and that you've relied on for the past 10 months is really just a big guess.  Not that one, two, three days after is the end of the world, but at this point every minute seems like a lifetime.  I've always said ''time flies'' when it comes to pregnancy mostly because after each month passes, we say we can't believe how much closer we are to meeting him.  But the last month D-R-A-G-S.

All that being said, I do realize that the due date isn't even here yet so until it passes, I guess I can't complain too much.  Just layin my thoughts out for ya.  Since he didn't make his appearance this weekend, we had some time to go on dates, get last minute things ready, double check the hospital bag, and of course watch important shows like Celeb Apprentice.  Not too shabby.

Every time I call my mom she yells ARE YOU IN LABOR? I'M NOT READY.  I HAVEN'T PACKED.  It's hilarious.  And then I'm like DON'T WORRY HE'S NOT COMING ANYTIME SOON.  And I pause as I think a contraction is coming on, when in reality it's my back hurting from sitting up too long.  This is my life these days in a nutshell.

xoxo,
ryann

Friday, March 8, 2013

5 DAYS

For this post, I really wanted to Photoshop this movie poster....


....to say Three Dogs and a Baby. With our pups faces.  But this will have to do...(PS. One of the best movies EVER)

You see, we have three puppies.

Rhiley & Blue

And then my princess...

Fi Fi
...who you obviously recognize from my obsessive picture uploads.  It's no secret that she is my baby.  She sleeps in our room with a blanket:


And I wake up every morning to this face, after B leaves for work:


Don't worry the other two pups are plenty spoiled with me spending all day with them playing, sleeping and getting treats.  They are very loved.  But Fi Fi is my baby.

I can't imagine being less obsessed with them or giving them less attention than we do now, but I know it's going to happen.  And I'm scared that Finley will feel sad or lonely or different and that makes me want to cry just thinking about it.  I know Cash is our #1 priority now, but I still want her to feel like she's my baby girl.  Ya know? We're going to let her sleep in our room still because she is soooo good during the night and is out like a rock from about 7 pm to 7 am.  So hopefully that will help with the transition. Ok I'm done being emotional for the day.

Let's talk baby.  Five days to go.  And kind of really excited for the weekend-- mainly because I want to go into labor so that Brett is home, and I don't have to call him at work in a panic next week.  Fingers crossed.  Probs won't blog until Monday and if he hasn't come by then, my next post will be TWO DAYS to go.  That's so exciting to think about!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend filled with good labor thoughts for Ryann. Just kidding. 


xoxo,
ryann

Thursday, March 7, 2013

6 DAYS

Doctor update!

She said that I'm still 1 CM dilated, but now 75% effaced and progressing right along.  We have an appointment for next Thursday (day after due date) but she seems real real confident that she will be seeing us at the hospital before then. We shall seeeee! I had a big contraction this morning that felt awful, but doesn't mean anything except to give me a taste of what's to come.

I went to babyGAP after to scope out their spring clothes (big mistake) and I could have literally gotten EVERYTHING in there.  I scooped up this lil thing for Easter:

I'm still trying to wrap my head around the fact that like he will be here for Easter....for my birthday....for July 4th...don't know if that makes any sense but it's the best feeling to realize little things like that.


xoxo,
ryann

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

7 DAYS

The real countdown to the due date has officially begun.  SEVEN days from today!  Of course I could go past (please lawd no), so take all that with a grain of salt.  So far no really signs of him coming other than some little contractions here and there, but nothing unbearable or consistent.  We go to the doctor again manana and hopefully will have more of an update after that!

It's crazy to think that my days spent watching Bravo, hanging with the pups, and counting down are about to be completely changed.  And we're so excited.  Can't wait for everyone to see baby Cash!!

That's really all I have for now.  Young & the Restless is about to be on and Cash is demanding Jimmy Johns.




xoxo,
ryann

Friday, March 1, 2013

VACATION ON MY MIND

You might find this ironic, since obviously we will have no time for a vacation any time soon.  But for some reason I find myself googling pictures of beaches and resort infinity pools.  I'm convinced it's because of all the reality TV we watch (like the Bachelor "falling in love'' in Thailand), but let's be honest-- after 10 months of pregnancy this mama AT SOME POINT, will need a beach and a frozen concoction in her hand. Whether that's a year down the road or what.  It will happen.

Brett and I have never, ever gone this long without taking a vacation together.  When we started dating, we have always made it a priority to make traveling a big part of our relationship and when we have kids, to make that a big part of their lives as well.  We were lucky enough to have a honeymoon in the Maldives.


And then about once a month, we would go to Vegas to satisfy our mac n' cheese craving @ Aria and our gambling obsession @ Monte Carlo.



Before we found out about Cash we had a Eurotrip planned for last August (you can read about it here).  Well first I was so incredibly sick, I couldn't manage to get off the bathroom floor, much less spend 10 days galavanting around Europa like in my younger days.  And second, the thought of a 10 hour flight with no wine was just NOT happening.  So we made the decision to cancel it-- and it was before we announced it to the world, so sorry if I had to fib to some of y'all about the reason :)

The other day we were in the car, and I randomly got really emotional because I wasn't ready for Cash to get older and want to party with his friends on NYE and not his cool parents.  I am crazy.  After Brett pointing out that was like SIXTEEN years away, he said, well we'll just have to take a vacation every New Years, then he'll always want to come with us! GENIOUS.  The point is that at some point traveling will come back into our lives and I'm so happy I have a husband who wants to make it a tradition for our family.

So, let's spy on some places I've been day dreaming about lately shall we?
Bora Bora- ultimate anniversary trip.
Bahamas- gambling AND kid stuff? Sign us up.
Belize
Dying to go back to Paris & eat crepes
Chiang Mai
There are many more, but I'll spare you the boredom.  Is there anywhere y'all have been wanting to go lately? Or are going? Do you love to travel w/ yo kids too? Now open for discussion.

xoxo,
ryann