Thursday, August 28, 2014

Baby T...Or Baby E? What's in a Name?!

Most of you who know me probably know I'm not exactly normal...and neither is Justin (we're a perfect fit right?!)! We are intense planners and research every move we make {sometimes maybe too much}.  So it probably comes as no surprise to you that we had a boy & girl baby name picked out long before we were pregnant. With the last name of Trojacek (and me growing up with the last name Siulinski) we knew we wanted a simple first name because the poor kid is going to have to deal with/constantly spell Trojacek for a looong time (forever if it's a boy)!

If it's a girl....

Emma was my great grandmothers name...and no, Kate isn't after me - we just like how they sound together!

If it's a boy...

There is no significance to either name other than we love both names! And we might be a little obsessed with Eli Young Band but that's just a fun coincidence!

And no - we didn't choose 2 "E" names on purpose - it was just a coincidence that both of the names we loved start with E!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

32 Weeks...Our Little Jicama

Baby T is the size of a Jicama!

How far along: 32 weeks
How big is baby? Jicama
Symptoms: No new symptoms…still shortness of breath is the main one – plus the pelvis pain if I overdue it.
Maternity clothes: Yes – the A&M shirt I got for my birthday that looked huge fits pretty well now!
Sleep: My sleep schedule was a little off this week with everything that went on with myself and Justin (below). Getting up to pee one million times per night…and none other nights so it just depends. When I’m asleep – sleep is good. Getting into bed or flipping myself over causes lots of grunts and noises!
Miss anything: Being able to breathe normally 24/7
Movement: Yes – not quite sure how he/she manages to move as much as they do because they are running out of room in there! Hiccups almost every day now – poor baby!
Food cravings: Fruit and more fruit
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope
Have you started to show yet: Yep
Labor signs: No
Belly button in or out: Still in but I’d hardly call it a belly button anymore
Wedding rings on or off: On
Mood: Stressed…full of stress this week
Feeling boy or girl? Boy…for some reason when I was picturing the baby being born this week – all I could picture was a boy
Looking forward to: Our ultrasound this week! Doctor wants to make sure Baby T is good to go after the health scare last week. Also looking forward to using our kitchen again, relaxing and no more health scares/broken bones!
Best moment of this week: Our kitchen being completely D.O.N.E (not without lots of heartache though)
Worst moments of this week: Okay I had to add this one in for this week only, no more bad weeks allowed! My preeclampsia scare (would have had to deliver Baby T this weekend at 32 weeks…TOO early!) and Justin breaking his arm (in the hospital parking lot after breastfeeding class). Plus all of the stress Lowe’s caused this week during our backsplash installation – boo! OH and then our air conditioning going out on Saturday afternoon (remember how it's August...In Texas...and it's over 100 everyday?!). We are definitely hoping for a better week this week :)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

31 Weeks...Our Little Pineapple

Baby T is the size of a Pineapple
Hunter decided to join my picture again!
How far along: 31 weeks
How big is baby? Pineapple
Symptoms: The transition from 30-31 weeks has been an interesting one. I’m finally starting to feel uncomfortable – not all of the time – when standing up, laying down, rolling over, etc. I’m getting full faster – but then get hungry again not long after. Shortness of breath. Linea negra is starting to make its appearance.
Maternity clothes: Yes – that belly is definitely getting bigger! Shirts are getting shorter – uh oh!
Sleep: Same as last week – sleep part is good – getting in/out of bed to use the restroom not so fun.
Miss anything: Being able to breathe normally 24/7
Movement: Lots of movement throughout the day. Baby got hiccups for the first time (that I could feel at least) on Monday and again during the week – such a strange feeling!
Food cravings: Still wanting lots of fruit
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope
Have you started to show yet: Yep
Labor signs: No
Belly button in or out: Not sure how but it’s still in
Wedding rings on or off: On
Mood: Good! Getting more and more excited about baby’s arrival – how are we in single week countdown now?!
Feeling boy or girl? I don’t really have a feeling this week – other than it’s going to be one active baby!
Looking forward to: Our kitchen being DONE and the house getting put back into order (& cleaned)!
Best moment of this week: Feeling Baby T’s hiccups – and more and more movement. Relaxing in Schulenburg – literally didn’t do anything – it was so nice!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Powder Room Refresh

We have a fairly large powder room in our house and it was kind of one of the last things on my house to-do list until recently. We have been slooowly making updates to the room but I was finally able to finish decorating this weekend! Woohoo! We started out by painting - then changed the mirror and light fixture and thought we were going to be done there. Well, the problem with the vanity that the previous buyers installed was the sink spout was so close to the sink it was really hard to wash your hands. This wouldn't have been that big of a deal but this is the bathroom next to the nursery and we knew there would be A LOT of hand-washing going on in there so we set out on a search for a new faucet. Once we realized what a new faucet (that we actually liked) was going to cost us we decided we would be better off just getting a new vanity since the one in there wasn't our style anyways.


Original wall color
We ended up going with a beachy theme for the bathroom which is so different from the rest of the house but I love it! And if you can believe it - the walls aren't grey!!


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

30 Weeks...Our Little Cabbage

Baby T is the size of a Cabbage!

How far along: 30 weeks
How big is baby? Cabbage
Symptoms: Shortness of breath when lying in certain positions.  I’ve noticed I “over-do” it a lot easier these days and it takes a toll on my pelvis – luckily rest gets it back to feeling better. 
Maternity clothes: Yes – I am noticing a few of my shirts are starting to get a little shorter – uh oh!
Sleep: Still good – just getting harder to get in/out of bed when I have to go to the bathroom multiple times a night!
Miss anything: Not this week
Movement: Lots and lots of movement these days – baby better enjoy it because he/she is going to run out of room pretty quick!
Food cravings: Any kind of fruit
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope
Have you started to show yet: I feel like this is a silly one to leave on here at this point
Labor signs: No
Belly button in or out: Not sure how but it’s still in
Wedding rings on or off: On
Mood: Good! I think I’m in full on nesting mode (but it’s not that much out of the ordinary for me – which is why the nursery has been pretty much done for weeks haha)
Feeling boy or girl? Still girl this week – Only 4 at my shower guessed boy so maybe that’s swaying me this week??
Looking forward to: Our new counter tops being installed! (I can’t wait to see the final product – but not looking forward to the mess) A relaxing weekend in Schulenburg with Tyler & Kristin!
Best moment of this week: My Austin baby shower thrown by my sweet friends – Ashley, Christine & Magan! It was such a fun celebration of Baby T! Also, we had our first birthing class this week…it’s getting real you guys!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Showering Baby T with Love...Tutus or Ties?!

What a better way to ring in the first day of my 3rd trimester than a baby shower with friends & family?! Diana, Lauren, Rachel, & Kristin were so sweet to throw Baby T and me a baby shower in Houston (at Diana's beautiful house) a few weeks ago. The food was delicious, the games were fun, and the decorations were adorable! 

The theme of the shower was Ties or Tutus? with owls galore!
Ties or Tutus?!
Mom & Diana
Diaper cake & diaper owls! SO CUTE
Favors - Chocolate owl lollipops & hand sanitizers that said "Before you meet Katie's little cute, be sure to wash away your cooties!"

Yummy cake
Pigs in a blanket & buffalo rolls
White chocolate popcorn & cake balls

Such fun flowers!
Baby fruit carriage!

Games, Guests & Gifts

We played guess how big Katie's belly is and whoever got the closest won...I guess and was way off - oops!

Rachel was the official measur-er
Sandie won!
 The next game was too funny...Everyone had to put a paper plate on their head and draw a baby without looking. I was the judge and picked the best looking baby!

Robyn & her winning drawing!
Barbara & Kristen won - guess the top baby names of 2013!
Everyone wrote wishes for Baby T & guessed the delivery date, sex, weight, time & length...whoever is the closest will get a gift card! There were a whopping 13 guesses for girl and 6 for boy! My favorite wish was Audrey's..."I hope you aren't afraid of...lawnmowers" Now that's some solid advice!

Dana & me
LeeAnn...all the way from Australia!
Oh baby!
Cindy & my mom
Kristen & Carol
The Barde ladies!
Mom & her cousin Holly
Mom & me!
Lots of gifts for baby T!

Quilt my mom made baby T

Little peanut onesie - Rachel searched high and low for this - it's the baby's nickname :)
The shower was SO much fun and I feel so blessed that we have so many friends/family that already love baby T so much! I can't wait for everyone to meet him/her :)