Thursday, January 31, 2013

Our Honeymoon♥

To cap off my lil reminiscing moment.. Here's the end to the best time of my life..

 After our amazing wedding (which I shared here and here) we took off for our amazing honeymoon!
Leaving at 6am the morning after our wedding (#who'sdumbideawasthat) from Oakland to Maui!
Up early leaving for Maui!.. We're trying to look awake and not hung over 
Finally here
Our beautiful resort- We've arrived!
Every night at 5pm they would have the guy run and lights the torches and then dive off the cliff, of Black Rock

We were on our honeymoon during my 24th birthday, so we spent the day going into town to see Hangover 2 and then spent the evening at a Luau.

We also took a sunrise trip up to the top of the Haleakala volcano
Crazy with all the clouds inside the volcano we were that high up!
Someone was grumpy that I woke his ass up really early and it was freezing!
We took bikes down the volcano- Crazy trip but it was fun!

Did lotsa sightseeing in between activities

Some snorkeling (where I had to buy a hat #whitegirlproblems I burn bad before it turns to a nice tan)

And as my wedding gift to Bob I took him on a chartered fishing trip. He loved it becase he was one of the only guys catchin fish like crazy

And our last days on the beach were sad. We enjoyed it so much and already can not wait to go back to Maui.

Here's us watching our last sunset.

XoXo Rachel

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

McKenzie Rose ♡

Kenzie or Mac for short, this is our lil girl at 18w6d.

What's in a name? 
Well her name is because I love Kenzie (what i'll most likely call her) and the spelling is from my maiden name.. McConvey.
My dad goes by Mac.. we have a dog named Mac.. and so my family insists they'll probably call her Mac.. which I think is totally cute for a lil girl too but I fell in love with Kenzie.

The middle name? No significance really.. I heard it one day, thought the two names sounded really pretty together, and then one day it dawned on me (being a June baby too) the Rose is the flower of June. Aha! it was meant to be! :)

I ran it by my sweets and he loved it too.. The first time I could get a great reaction from him.. Up until then any name I threw out he liked but I could tell he really really liked this name, the whole name McKenzie Rose Cloutier.
her lil or shall I say big foot (i think she's doomed having two big footed parents):: and look at that face, kinda creepy right? But that is the beautiful face of my babygirl

After this appointment I was a lil sad because I thought this was the last time for awhile that we would get to see my sweet girl..and then we got called back because they need more pictures of her..  It's so reassuring seeing her, even though I now feel her moving and kicking away! Can't wait til the next time lil one.

XoXo Rachel

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

19 Weeks Belly Update

How far along: 19 weeks as of 1/25/13

Size of the Baby: She is the size of a mango, about 6" long and 8.5oz!

Maternity Clothes: Started wearing a maternity top I got for Christmas from my mom, and realizing I need more stuff like this.. I've now worn it twice in 3 days.. Jeans I'm still wearing using a hair tie to loop around the button.. soon though I should start trying the maternity jeans again.. Found this though at isn't it a cute idea! Would make a great gift! and it's only $18 on clearance.. It's starter kit for pregos.. Leggings, t-shirt and cami.. 

Stretch Marks: None yet

Weight gain: +6-7 lbs total. I think I just had a fat week a couple weeks ago where I indulged a lil too much..since I haven't seen the scale go up anymore. If anything it's gone down and now stays at about 196.. Yes I just shared my weight.. guess what I'm not too too (ok a lil) ashamed because I know I don't look it! Fortunately for my height!

Sleep: I've been sleeping sitting up.. it's working pretty well. Also i'm not totally straight up, more of a slouch. I bet it's going to do great for my posture! But for now I'm comfortable.

Best Moment of the Week: Getting to see lil girl (stay tuned I think tomorrow I may share her name!- We've decided!) at my 18-20 week genetic screening ultra sound. At first I was a lil bummed because only the lady and Bob were able to see the screen.. Until the end she told me don't worry I'll let you see too when I'm done measuring everything.. So most of the time I was just staring at the walls or watching Bob's face.. 

Movement: Girl is a movin machine! Even I can feel her lil kicks from the outside so it's been fun telling Bob and then he'll try.. most of the time though I'm finding she stops when he's trying to feel..

Food Cravings: I'm still needing my lemons with my water, but the biggest deal this week was getting my hands on a damn Chicken sandwich from Burger King.. You guys no joke when I finally had one over the weekend I sat there after the 2nd bite and did a lil happy dance. It was Ahhhmazing.. I kinda scored since BK is havin a deal on those chkn sandwiches where they're B1G1 so I have one for later too! yumm 

Gender: lil Princess!

Belly Button In or Out: In- BUT weirdest thing is it's starting to stretch so I'm starting to see the insides.. I guess it'll be fun to have an outie? :)

Anything making you queasy or sick?: Nothing

What I miss: Wine again.. I saw from another blogger that they made alcohol free wine?! So yes when I went grocery shopping I scored and found it! The best part I was able to drink in the middle of the day!  haha It had already been one of those days when I got home so I could not wait.. Only to be fooled and yes it still tasted like wine but lol I was so disapointed that it wasn't the real thing.. Don't worry know one needs to get concerned.. I will patiently wait another 4months ;)

What I'm looking forward to: Our next appt in a couple weeks.. When we had our genetics screening I guess they didn't get enough pictures of her spine.. soo we need to go back for more. Hey another chance I get to see her I'm happy! Just kinda nervous now, hoping everything's ok.. The dr. told me this often happens where they need to ask the mom to come back if they didn't get all the shots they need.

Nursery: Still nothing has changed.. hopefully after tax season that lil extra change will give us the ability to really start!

XoXo Rachel

Thursday, January 24, 2013

18 Weeks Belly Update

How far along: This is a mix of both 17 & 18 weeks! since I was a lil behind
18 weeks as of 1/18/13
Size of the Baby: She is the size of a sweet potato at 18 weeks

Maternity Clothes: Still wearing my normal clothes.. but the waist on my jeans are getting a lil snug! I tried wearing my Old Navy maternity jeans I got last month and they were more comfy but I'm still a lil small for them.. And really guys all of a sudden i feel HUGE.. like my stomach feels like it's going to burst.. And kinda hurts.. 

Stretch Marks: None yet, but I started applying lotion

Weight gain: +7lbs total. In 4 whole months I only put on 4 lbs and now in 1 week I put on another 3?! umm kinda scary.. I know it's expected but kinda freaked me out a lil.. I should probably cut back on all the bread and pizza I've been craving.. (jalapeno cheese bread, fresh hot sourdough [not just a lil either] dipped in oil and garlic, pizza of course.. this was all in 1 day.. oops) I blame her.

Sleep: Same issues with my hips when sleeping.. I wake up more frequently to switch sides because i'm so uncomfortable. Hey girls any tips? I think i'm going to start sleeping sitting up and see how that goes.. 

Best Moment of the Week: Well at 17 weeks it was having co-workers actually tell me at work I look like I'm showing now! (umm.. thanks extra 3lbs?) and today just 18w 2d.. best moment was definitely feeling my lil girl move.

Movement: Yes now I feel her all the time. And love love it.. All weekend I thought it was just gas.. but now I know it's definitely her. Even Bob thinks he can feel her.. I don't know though if she's big enough to make those strong kicks for him to feel but i'll let him think so.. he gets a kick out of it -pun intended ;)

Food Cravings: Lemons! Fresh cut up lemon in water.. downing lots of water as long as I have the lemon. And luckily for me we had lemon poppyseed muffin mix so I made my honey make me those too. They were delish! I don't know what it is about this citrus thing for prego woman but hopefully we will be safe this flu/cold season!

Gender: Baby Girl!

Belly Button In or Out: In

Anything making you queasy or sick?: Nothin

What I miss: New thing I'm missing.. Energy drinks. I love them.

What I'm looking forward to: Next week's appt., which is technically the appt where they tell the gender at my dr's.. I just always look forward to getting to see her!

Nursery: The plan is to move all my clothes out and into our master bedroom closet in the next couple weeks.. I'll share a pic sometime but I've been so lucky to have what will be her nursery as my closet.. I'm going to miss all the space :( I honestly don't know how we'll fit all of our clothes and shoes in 1 closet.. we'll soon find out.

Grab button for life as Mrs.
Ladies- lookout for an email today announcing who you're paired with!

XoXo Rachel

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

♥Our Wedding Pt. 2♥

Our ceremony was followed by our formal shots while the guests all enjoyed cocktail hour.. 
My something borrowed was my cousin's jewelry set, which my necklace was soon replaced by a necklace that my brother- in -law brought me before walking down the aisle. My wedding gift from my hubbs.

the guys could not be serious
neither could the girls
my godfather who got ordained for the day to marry us
my 2 bestest friends
Crooked Vine Winery, Livermore, CA

After, our wedding party walked into the reception to AC/DC- Back in Black (get it? ;))
we were introduced to everyone as Mr. & Mrs.. to our song Queen - You're My Best Friend
signing our marriage license.. which funny story led to us having to get remarried a month later. I'll share that one day :)

And then there was the Father/Daughter first dance.. This became one emotional ride but was so sweet..

Wanna see something funny? Because I felt so beautiful this day.. and then there was this shot. Oh boy

sisterly love

and then I ran..
then the night was followed by lots of dancing.. (soo many pictures of everyone dancing)

The limos soon came and picked us up, took us to our hotel for the night where we would be whisked away in the morning for our honeymoon.
It was such a fun night, the best night of my life!
Hope you enjoyed looking at our photos!! :)

XoXo Rachel