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Monday, September 30, 2013

YOUR BABY IS AN AVOCADO

BABY:

16 weeks today!
4 more to go before confirming girl status.
Still sick in the early morning and late evening. #goaway
Losing weight (not complaining)
Currently craving: frozen yogurt with colored sprinkles.


CASH:

SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT #fornow
Witching hours between 1 PM and bedtime. Torture.
Sitting up!!!!!
Eating all pureed foods. Not picky like his dad.
Currently up from his nap and must go.

Toodles.

Monday, September 23, 2013

6 MONTHS OF CASH

Behold the cuteness.




I MEAN HAVE YOU SEEN ANYTHING CUTER IN YOUR LIFE.

Cash just turned SIX months old, and I'm exactly 15 weeks today!! I can't believe it. We go in for a gender ultrasound October 25th, just to extra confirm there's a girl hiding in there.  A lot of peeps have been asking us about names, but we want to 110% make sure it's a girl before we really settle on any.  I will say that we definitely want a boys name for a girl (like mine, duh). And are leaning towards ones that start with C to mesh with Cash.  Any and all suggestions welcome.

This past weekend Brett had his 10 year high school reunion and we hosted a pre-party.

SPX freeeends
I've become really great friends with a lot of his HS friends (and lurv them), but I was so excited to meet some more I've heard such great things about.  Of course I decided to try my dress on about 10 minutes before the party started #typical and of course my bump had decided to go through a growth spurt #typical. All I really cared about was being comfy so I wore an older maternity dress from Target which was more practical.  THEN I FOUND ONE HIDING IN MY CLOSET TODAY THAT TOTALLY WOULD HAVE BEEN CUTER. These are the things I think about during Cash's nap time.

Y'all. I was seriously a zombie at the bar since it was way past my bedtime and my morning sickness has now turned into past 6 PM sickness.  But I tried to be a trooper for B and stay out as late as possible.  He had a great time which is all that really matters (and I did too). And just to put it out there, I think I deserve the best push present EVER, you know just in general. Being pregnant for two years in a row is hard work y'all.

xoxo,
ryann, C, baby girl D

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

HELLO NORMALCY ARE YOU OUT THERE?

I'm now almost 14 weeks and still have to pop nausea medicine on the reg.  I was so excited for the 1st trimester to be over because then I'd magically feel better, but who am I kidding? I was sick for 5 months with Cash so I shouldn't be surprised. But this time I have MEDICINE. Thank the lawd.  Medicine that really only works on and off throughout the day but it's better than nothin.  Anyways, I'm just really excited for the day I'll be 100%, alert, and not exhausted. Hurry it up.

We've had a busy few weeks and even busier weekends coming up.  This weekend I'm going to Austin for our college family reunion.  Just a few highlights of these hooligans:




I really am lucky to have these peeps in my life and can't wait to spend a whole weekend with them!

Then the next weekend, the 10 year reunions start (WHAT?).  We're hosting the pre-party for Brett's so I need to start thinking of some yummy apps and treats to have.  I'm thinking a Tex Mex theme since people are coming in from out of town.  I've been dying to try this simple marg recipe:  Fresh lime juice, good tequila, and either triple sec or Grand Marnier. A third, a third, a third.  We're usually all about frozen in these parts, but 
on the rocks is always a party pleaser. I'll be happily sipping on my ice water concoction.

xoxo,
ryann

Thursday, September 5, 2013

MATERNITY STYLE GUEST POST: LORI

I'm so excited to have my love, Lori, contribute a guest post today.  Brett and I have a lot of events coming up and with my growing bump I sought some much needed fashion advice from her.  I keep telling her to start her own blog so maybe this is the push she needs!

First of all, CONGRATULATIONS RYANN AND BRETT!  I am so happy for you guys and cannot wait for that little baby girl!!!  Her first leopard print (anything) will be from me...I will have to start researching leopard baby shoes ASAP.

Since Ryann has gone and gotten pregnant again, she has come to me for advice for some cute clothes, specifically special occasion outfits in her pregnant state (THAT AREN'T UGLY MATERNITY CLOTHES).  There were many rules, so I am trying to follow as best as possible!  I know she is a big fan of printed dresses, but they must NOT be sleeveless and they must not be too short (baby mamas don't need to all be lookin' like Brit Brit).  Therefore, I have searched my favorite shopping sites and come up with a few options for her.

Look #1 - Casual Daytime

One of my newest loves is ShopBop.  I cannot believe it took me all these years to find this dangerous website.  Daytime pick is one from Free People and yes, Ryann already saw it, and LOVED it also.


Free People

Now, shoes for this look.  I tried these on at Nordstrom not too long ago and they were SO comfy!  Perfect for preggo lady on her feet!  Also, I am dying for some of these D'Orsay flats, but only because every other blogger says I need them.

Here


This purse is another ShopBop find...looks so practical and you can hold the purse AND CASH!  

Look #2 - Night Out

Piperlime!!  This was my first thought since I know they have dresses at reasonable prices and can ship quickly if she needs something soon!  The dress has 3/4 sleeves, CHECK, is loose fitting, and doesn't appear too short!  Best news is that I already showed this one to Ryann and she LOVED.
PiperLime


The next thought was, "You need blue shoes!"  She told me flats were the only option, so I remembered these gems I spied at the Galleria the other day.  So cewt!
Zara Shoes


As for the purse...this is TOTALLY out of the price range, but man it would look good with this outfit!

Look #3 - LBD!

Every woman needs an LBD at all times!  I spotted this comfy number at H&M a couple weeks ago; elasticized waist, long sleeves, and not too short!  Also it's only $14.95!

H&M Bargain


The main reason I wanted to put up the LBD was so I could post THESE flats.  I know Ryann is dying for some Loeffler Randalls and these have to be the cutest flats out right now.

Rawr

As for purses, we were browsing Clare Vivier earlier today and she spied this little cow number...you can't every wear too many animals in one night, right?!
Clare Vivier
Hopefully, I have given you all some ideas on how to be pregnant, comfy and cute.  Ryann will have to keep you all updated as to what she bought (with pics please Ryann)!

Lurv,
Lori

So what do y'all think? She should definitely start a fashion blog right? I plan on scooping up a few of these this week for upcoming football weekends, reunions, and house parties!

xoxo-ryann

Monday, September 2, 2013

THE DIARY OF THE NEVER ENDING PREGNANT LADY

You think you know but you have no idea. #seewhatIdidthere

No but really. That's what I feel like. A never ending pregnant lady. It was just a mere SIX MONTHS ago that I was complaining about feeling like I'll never be un-pregnant.  And here I am 3 months preggo.  Just call me Jessica Simpson.

First let's get this out of the way. We were not trying.  I was on medicine. Brett was in San Antonio.  You get the point. I think the chances were like .0000001.  But all that aside, I can't imagine life without Cash. So this baby is just as big of a blessing.  And we are actually really really excited and happy they will be so close in age (but yes it will be hard).  As one of my friends said, "God really wanted y'all to have a girl!." Yes, a GIRL.  I still can't believe it.  I was 100% convinced that we were going to have another boy and even had the name picked out already.  We did a gender blood test that is supposed to be 99% accurate, so until the 20 week ultrasound actually confirms it, there is a slight 1% chance baby D #2 is a boy. Hehe. Basically I'm not painting the room pink anytime soon. Or ever #letsbehonest.

Second I really don't mean to be complaining about being pregnant because I know there are so many people out there who do struggle to be pregnant.  In no way do I EVER mean to be insensitive.  But with this blog I am always 100% honest. So I'll say it.  Being pregnant back to back sucks.  Here are a few things that have already begun to annoy me....

1) NO MORE MARGARITAS.  Margarita, I hardly knew ye.

2) Throwing up while Cash is screaming in his crib.

3) Passing out from exhaustion in the midst of singing the alphabet.

4) OB/GYN's probing me again and asking me LABOR questions.  Seriously, I just effing did this 5 months ago.

5) BLOOD WORK.

6) Wine, beer, mimosas.

7) I NEVER EVEN GOT TO EAT SUSHI.

8) I had a tuna sandwich the other day.  And then a cold cut. I don't care. And I survived.

xoxo,
ryann, cash, and baby GIRL D