Tuesday, November 27, 2012

22 Weeks


Pregnancy Highlights
How far along: 22 weeks {but, I look about 30!}

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Thanksgiving was BAD. Gotta get back into a workout routine this week.

Maternity Clothes: I have got to get more. I don't have many tops that fit. 

Best Moment this Week: Spending Thanksgiving with our families.

Gender: BOY! Baby Miller :)

Movement: He is super active!

Food Cravings: I really want Wendy's Spicy Chicken Sandwich.

Food aversions: None. 

What I Miss: Being comfortable. My back has been killing me. And I just feel massive. No fun.

Sleep: Sleeping pretty good. 

What I am looking forward to: The month of December. Probably my favorite month of the year! Yay for Christmastime!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Tis the Season!

Deer season that is! :)
My ruggedly handsome husband shot a big eight point on opening day!

Love my hunter man. :)

Miller is going to have so much fun hunting with his daddy & granddaddy one day!

Thursday, November 22, 2012


I wasn't planning on writting a post today.
But my husband is still sleeping and he looks way to peaceful to wake up yet.
So before I get him out of bed for breakfast, I'm going to share with you my "Thankful List".

I'm thankful for.....
1. Jesus--my Savior & Lord.
2. My husband--he's my absolute best friend. I couldn't make it without him.
3. A little boy growing inside of me--I love Miller more everyday. I'm so ready to meet him.
4. Family--my favorite people in the world.
5. FBC Somerville--I love my church. Especially the kids. I'm so blessed to work here.
6. A house so full of memories--there is no where else I'd rather live.
7. Target--my favorite store :)
8. DVR--how did I survive before it...haha
9. tshirts & sweat pants--my favorite outfit now that I'm pregnant.
10. The holidays---definitely my favorite time of the year. 
11. Sports--especially basketball.
12. Disney--I can't wait to watch EVERY Disney movie with my son. OH & his first time to DisneyWorld! AHH! :)
13. Sleep--trying to get as much as I cane now!
14. Somerville, TN-my HOME. Where I grew up. So thankful to live here again & raise our children where I've made so many wonderful memories.
15. Family vacations--nothing better than spending time with those you love.

So there is my list.
Some are serious & some are silly, but I'm very thankful for them all.

Happy Thanksgiving, y'all!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I haven't participated in a What I'm Loving Wednesday in months,
 so I decided to join back in the fun today :)

I'm loving these get well cards that the kids at church made me last week.

 So sweet! They made my day!

I'm loving my new house shoes.
I got them on clearance at Target. They are so comfortable!

I'm loving these Disney books I got for Miller.
I got them all for $7.99. I can't wait to read them to my little man!

I'm loving Sonic's new Asiago Casear Chicken Sandwich.
I ate this TWICE yesterday. & I'm kinda craving it right now ;) haha

I'm loving how active Miller is.
Feeling him move is my new favorite hobby. I could do it all day long. :)

I'm loving Just A Fool by Christina & Blake.
I love The Voice & I love this song! :)

I'm loving that tomorrow is Thanksgiving.
I can't wait to spend time with family & eat good food!

Hope y'all have a wonderful Thanksgiving :)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

21 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights
How far along: 21 weeks
Total Weight Gain/Loss: About 14-15 pounds
Maternity Clothes: I'm wearing a little of my regular clothes and a few maternity pieces.
Best Moment this Week: Finally starting to get over this sickness!
Gender: BOY! Miller Harris Griffin
Movement: Oh yes. Lots! :)
Food Cravings: milkshakes, soup, chicken sandwiches
Food aversions: None. 
What I Miss: Being able to just grab an outfit. I'm running out of clothes that fit!
Sleep: Sleeping was rough this week, but I blame being sick.
What I am looking forward to: Thanksgiving! :)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Sick Week

Yes. Sick WEEK.

A whole week. At home. In bed. With a fever. Cough. Congestion. The works.
I'm back on the prednisone. And antibiotics. For the THIRD time this pregnancy.

Mostly, I worry about Miller.
What is all of this doing to him?

My doctor made sure to look up every single medicine she gave me to make sure they were safe to take during pregnancy, which makes me feeling 100% better.
And thankfully, he has been wiggling a lot. I think it's his way of telling me, "Mom, I'm okay!"
My little man is tough. :) I love him so stinkin' much already!

After a week of rest and medicine and I am SO much better!
But the doctor still said no work this week and I'm going back in to see her today.

If you have a moment...
Say a little prayer for me to get COMPLETELY over this mess and for Miller to not be affected!

Thanks friends! Hope you're having a good Monday. Happy Thanksgiving Week!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

20 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along: 20 weeks

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Not sure. I have avoided the scale on purpose the last few days. 
I've been eating everything in sight! haha

Maternity Clothes: I'm wearing a little of my regular clothes and a few maternity pieces.

Best Moment this Week: I went on a little shopping spree for Miller and it was so fun :)

Gender: BOY! Miller Harris Griffin

Movement: He is very active! I love it!

Food Cravings: salty and spicy are my favorites right now

Food aversions: None. 

What I Miss: Being tan! :(

Sleep: Sleeping really good right now!

What I am looking forward to: Thanksgiving Break next week! :)

Friday, November 9, 2012

Fill in the Blank Friday

1.  I like   my husband's dimples, living in between my parents & grandparents, Christmas music, and feeling Miller wiggle and kick .

2.  A life goal of mine is  to be a MOMMY {fulfilling this in March!}

3.  The last thing you would ever expect me to like (even though I secretly do) is   Star Wars. I've seen all 6 a million times!

4. Some wise words that I love are    "Caste all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7

5. Most mornings you will find me  eating breakfast in bed watching Boy Meets World {before I have to get ready for work}.

6. Right now I am super into   CBS's new show, Elementary. Jonathan & I have watched every episode and we love it!

7.  Right now I am super over  Taylor Swift. She annoys me and all her songs sound exactly the same.  .

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Baby Boy's Special Name.

I always knew that when it was time for me to have children I wanted to use family names.
Names are so important and I love that my son's name has such a special meaning to me and my husband.

In the country song "Where I'm From" by Jason Michael Carroll, there is a line that reads...
"...gave their children grandmothers maiden name."

Well, that is exactly what we did.

Our baby boy will be called...
Miller Harris Griffin

He is named after both of his grandmothers.
My mother's maiden name is Miller and Jonathan's mother's maiden name is Harris.
A special name for a special boy :)

We can't wait to meet Miller in March!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

19 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along: 19 weeks

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 11-12 pounds

Maternity Clothes: I'm wearing a little of my regular clothes and a few maternity pieces.

Best Moment this Week: Finding out Baby G's gender and telling our family!

Gender: Sweet little boy!

Movement: Oh yes! Our boy is a wiggle worm!

Food Cravings: anything SALTY! I could drink a gallon of pickle juice a day!

Food aversions: None. 

What I Miss: Not being achy. My back has started hurting.

Sleep: I had a few nights last week when I didn't sleep well, but for the most part I'm sleeping good!

What I am looking forward to: We are adding another bedroom and bathroom to our house and we finally got the building permit! Hopefully construction will start soon!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Baby Griffin is a.....

...healthy baby...


We are absolutely thrilled and can't wait to meet our little man in March!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Boy or Girl?

Just one more day until we find out if Baby Griffin is a "he" or a "she"!
I'm so excited I can hardly stand it! I'm so ready to know if we are having a son or a daughter and to start calling him or her by name!

Here's what the "Old Wives Tales" say!

Is the heartbeat above or below140? Above
Are you craving sweet or salty? Both, but mostly salty
What does the Chinese Gender Chart say? girl
Are you having morning sickness, yes or no? I got nauseated a lot, but never threw up. So, I guess no.
 Do you have headaches, yes or no? yes
Do you sleep on the right or left side? BOTH

Right now Jonathan & I both have a feeling Baby G is a boy,
but I change my "feeling" every week so who knows! I'm so ready to find out tomorrow! :)

Anyone want to have a guess? 
Do you think Baby Griffin is a girl or a boy?