Wish I Were There Wednesday: Doolin, Ireland

All of the rain here in South Georgia has got me thinking about our stay on the Emerald Isle. In 2009 Hubby and I spent a week traveling across the country wondering as many narrow roads and footpaths as possible to see the beauty that was/is Ireland. One of our favorite little spots was the town of Doolin. We stayed at a beautiful B&B, ate great food, and listened to traditional pub music (which is supposed to have originated in the town many years ago!) I hope that we will have a chance in about six years to celebrate our 10 year anniversary and relive these great memories once more.

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Totally Impractical Baby List

This week marks the beginning of an adventure into the unknown world of the THIRD TRIMESTER!!! On one hand I can’t believe how fast the past six months have flown by, however the thought of being pregnant for another three months seems a bit daunting! Everyone I know keeps telling my how hard it is, and much I am going to hate it….it seems pretty hard to stay positive with those kind of comments, but I am going to try my best.

Baby Updates

-Holy baby bump!? (It seems that Baby Addie has decided to announce herself to the world and overnight I have a basketball underneath my t-shirt!)

-I get my shots, glucose test, and more blood work next week 😦

-We are debating about whether we want to go to the child birth classes at the hospital or not…(can’t I just youtube some information or something!!??)

-The baby room is almost complete (minus the curtains and a few decorative touches).

-I am getting excited about upcoming showers and the chance to see friends from out of town again!

-Baby Addie is kicking a lot, and if I put a flashlight up to my belly she goes crazy! She also really likes bath time (just like her mommy!)

Totally Impractical Baby List

Yes, I have read all of the best baby blogs and books on what to buy for your baby at different stages and etc… But this list isn’t about practicality, it is just about fun. Hubby and I have done very well ( I think) over the past few months. We have resisted the urge to by the baby a single article of clothing, because it seems like there are much more practical items that need to be acquired before we venture into the world of pink tutu’s and “Daddy’s Little Girl” onesies. I am sure that this baby will have a better wardrobe than me before it is all said and done. However, with the baby almost here, I have decided to cut myself some slack and allow myself to look at all the adorable little baby shops on Etsy and I think over the past few weeks I have added dozens of items to my “favorites” list. Yes, these are pretty impractical baby items, and are certainly not considered necessities…but aren’t they fun!?

Sweet Kiddo Co https://www.etsy.com/listing/155386411/mint-organic-cotton-head-wrap?ref=shop_home_active
Sweet Kiddo Co https://www.etsy.com/listing/155386411/mint-organic-cotton-head-wrap?ref=shop_home_active
Friends of Socktopus https://www.etsy.com/listing/105605929/modern-floral-childrens-plush-wiener-dog?ref=col_view
Friends of Socktopus
https://www.etsy.com/listing/105605929/modern-floral-childrens-plush-wiener-dog?ref=col_view
Willowsgarden https://www.etsy.com/listing/96509311/baby-mermaid-photo-prop-newborn-4-piece?ref=col_view
Willowsgarden
https://www.etsy.com/listing/96509311/baby-mermaid-photo-prop-newborn-4-piece?ref=col_view
BCheniful https://www.etsy.com/listing/90200255/short-sleeve-muggle-born-bodysuit-0-3?ref=col_view
BCheniful
https://www.etsy.com/listing/90200255/short-sleeve-muggle-born-bodysuit-0-3?ref=col_view
Feather 4 Arrow https://www.etsy.com/listing/159342283/fox-baby-onesie-woodland-fox-one-piece?ref=col_view
Feather 4 Arrow
https://www.etsy.com/listing/159342283/fox-baby-onesie-woodland-fox-one-piece?ref=col_view
Mart Baby Accessories https://www.etsy.com/listing/153601565/coral-baby-girl-shoes-taffeta-weding?ref=col_view
Mart Baby Accessories
https://www.etsy.com/listing/153601565/coral-baby-girl-shoes-taffeta-weding?ref=col_view
Ajalor https://www.etsy.com/listing/125728985/baby-shoes-boy-or-girl-purple-canvas?ref=shop_home_feat
Ajalor
https://www.etsy.com/listing/125728985/baby-shoes-boy-or-girl-purple-canvas?ref=shop_home_feat
Made By Eden Grace https://www.etsy.com/listing/129751836/baby-toy-rainbow-hanging-plush-bird-toy?ref=related-1
Made By Eden Grace
https://www.etsy.com/listing/129751836/baby-toy-rainbow-hanging-plush-bird-toy?ref=related-1
Sweetheart Sunshine https://www.etsy.com/listing/129871642/chevron-jersey-knit-light-weight?ref=col_view
Sweetheart Sunshine
https://www.etsy.com/listing/129871642/chevron-jersey-knit-light-weight?ref=col_view
Ginger POP Bowtique https://www.etsy.com/listing/105048650/handmade-100-wool-felt-pink-garden-roses?ref=col_view
Ginger POP Bowtique
https://www.etsy.com/listing/105048650/handmade-100-wool-felt-pink-garden-roses?ref=col_view
Inspired By Zoelle https://www.etsy.com/listing/129022036/wool-felt-bow-newborn-headband-newborn?ref=col_view
Inspired By Zoelle
https://www.etsy.com/listing/129022036/wool-felt-bow-newborn-headband-newborn?ref=col_view
Gentry's Closet  https://www.etsy.com/listing/95060921/baby-girl-bloomers-ruffle-bottom-diaper?ref=br_feed_40&br_feed_tlp=kids-category
Gentry’s Closet
https://www.etsy.com/listing/95060921/baby-girl-bloomers-ruffle-bottom-diaper?ref=br_feed_40&br_feed_tlp=kids-category
HappyBOWtique https://www.etsy.com/listing/129609118/aqua-pink-lace-petti-romper-petti-lace?ref=br_feed_2&br_feed_tlp=kids-category
HappyBOWtique
https://www.etsy.com/listing/129609118/aqua-pink-lace-petti-romper-petti-lace?ref=br_feed_2&br_feed_tlp=kids-category
Sweet Kiddo Co https://www.etsy.com/listing/155788218/sweet-kiddo-camping-leggings-organic?ref=shop_home_active
Sweet Kiddo Co https://www.etsy.com/listing/155788218/sweet-kiddo-camping-leggings-organic?ref=shop_home_active

Gender Reveal Party Review

We had a great (I mean REALLY GREAT) Gender Reveal Party. I was a little skeptical about having a party like this, because I have never been to one myself, but I am so glad that we decided to go for it. We had so much fun hanging out with friends and family that we don’t always see. We couldn’t have pulled it off without the help of my Mom, Mother-in-Law, Aunts, Grandparents, and Besties Tori and Mariah! Mom and Hubby’s Mom were the only ones who knew the sex of the baby…and they had a BIG secret to keep!

Here are just a few quick pics from the day. Thanks Aunt Karen for being lead photographer! 🙂

The cake!
The cake!
Pick a team and guess the due date/time!
Pick a team and guess the due date/time!
Cravings: PBJ, Funiuns, Pickles, and Skittles...YUM!
Cravings: PBJ, Funiuns, Pickles, and Skittles…YUM!
Me!
Me!
Hubby!
Hubby!
College Besties!
College Besties!
Baby GIRL!!!
Baby GIRL!!!
Boy or Girl???
Boy or Girl???
Granny Layne did a great job! (and it tasted as ever better than it looks!)
Granny Layne did a great job! (and it tasted as ever better than it looks!)
Friends!
Friends!
Family and God Family!
Family and God Family!
Friends/family!
Friends/family!
My Grandparents. The two lovely ladies are who Adeline Faye is named after!!
My Grandparents. The two lovely ladies are who Adeline Faye is named after!!
God family. Love them!
God family. Love them!
Bestie Tori. I am so glad she came down from the mountains to see me!
Bestie Tori. I am so glad she came down from the mountains to see me!
My favorite CPA! Love her!
My favorite CPA! Love her!
Mom is in the middle. LOVE HER!
Mom is in the middle. LOVE HER!
Bestie Mariah and Tori (they spent the weekend with us and we had a great girl's night!)
Bestie Mariah and Tori (they spent the weekend with us and we had a great girl’s night!)
Guest Book Print!
Guest Book Print!
Parents-to-be....Scarrryy....
Parents-to-be….Scarrryy….
Thanks for the beautiful cake Granny Layne!
Thanks for the beautiful cake Granny Layne!
Sissy love!
Sissy love!
Good Friends, Good Life!
Good Friends, Good Life!