YOU GUYS! This weekend has been CRAZY! 😁

It consisted of the Marine Corp's birthday, Jimmy's anniversary of getting out of the Marines, Veteran's Day, my sister's bridal shower and the start of my last official week of my second trimester!

I'll start out with my 27 Week BumpDate and rave about one of the first pieces of maternity clothing I bought from PinkBlush! This was the one of the dresses I had bought a while back for my sister's shower and for two weddings on the same day this next weekend. I returned the other dress because it was wayyy to big for me right now! But I can not say enough positive things about this dress that I kept! It fit amazing and although it is form fitting, I never felt like I was squeezed in! As this belly grows, my self confidence does not so it's nice to put something on and free comfortable and confident, especially when you are hosting a party! πŸ˜‹

I am in love with the unique print and know that I will wear in again for future events coming soon! I have already ordered my baby shower dress from PinkBlush as well and can't wait to show you all next month! They also have amazing sales and coupons that are e-mailed to you so be sure to sign up for their subscription list! I was very impressed with their selection of dresses on sale and was pleased to see that they have stuff you can wear everyday not just on special occasions - they also have post baby friendly clothes that moms can utilize while returning to their prebaby bodies and while nursing! I swear I already have a wish list a mile long I can't wait to splurge on!

How Far Along: 27 Weeks today!
Total Weight Gain: +8.4 lbs officially but my scale says +9lbs as of this morning.  
Maternity Clothes: My cute little dress that I LOVE ↑😍 and I preordered like five pairs of black leggings from LulaRoe! 
Sleeping: Sleeping is hit or miss. Some nights I get to sleep, other nights I don't. I've also been waking up in the middle of the night SUPER HUNGRY! 😣
Best Moment This Week: Putting together my sister's bridal shower and spending time with family & friends while celebrating our bride-to-be! 
Movement: She's still moving. Pretty much non-stop. 
Food Cravings: I've just been hungry in general. I've been trying to keep chopped veggies to snack on periodically & I've eaten atleast fifteen peanut butter & raspberry sandwiches since my last update! πŸ˜¬πŸ“πŸž
Sickness or Health: I've been feeling good thus far, I have noticed I'm extremely tired the mornings after working though. 
Mood: This week has definitely been better mood wise - minus all the stress leading up to the shower but it was completely worth it to see my sister so happy and to have people there supporting her!  
Pregnancy Wisdom: Baby Morgan can officially suck her thumb and is the size of an eggplant! πŸ†
Weekly Milestone: We're getting our 4D Ultrasound tomorrow! πŸ’•

Enough about my bump & on to the bridal shower! I have been prepping for this day mentally for the last six months of so while slowly gathering decor and ideas on Pinterest! I wanted it to be an intimate affair with people close to my sister and my family and honestly, it turned out even better than I had imagined. I wanted to thank each and every person who helped set up, contribute, listened to my vent sessions and who came to my sister's bridal shower because you all made it so special for her and for that it was a very successful day! πŸ’˜

I really wanted and planned to take more detailed pictures and do a full posting on her bridal shower and provide more in depth details but unfortunately I didn't even start getting ready until like five minutes before guests arrived so thank you to my mom's friend who captured these wonderful 'before' pictures! You are a total lifesaver to this blog posting! πŸ˜…

Living Room

Buffet Table Set-Up

Cupcake Decor

Like I said, minus a few timing setbacks, which is bound to happen on any special event right? - Everything went smoothly and my sister looked beautiful! I wanted to go with a glitter/pink/gold intimate and homey theme, and I think it turned out perfect. We decorated her chair nice with tulle and a 'Mrs.' sign she can use later at her wedding. We also have a major spread of food! I think I sent my sister home with enough meatballs, pinwheels, shrimp, cheese and cupcakes to last her and her fiancΓ© for at least a month! I just can't wait to see her as a bride! 

We also did a little bit of multi-holiday celebrating this weekend! Friday night I was off and although it was Veteran's Day Saturday, the day before is just as dear to our family and mostly to my husband because it is the Marine Corp's birthday as well as the anniversary of him getting out of the service! As his wife, it is always a bittersweet day remembering where we had once lived, the experiences and all the different people we met because of the time he spent serving this country as a United States Marine. 😘

Looking back at these pictures the other night, I couldn't help but reminisce about all the memories made living in Arizona and looking at how young we were! It definitely got my pregnancy hormones going and I couldn't help but cry because we have come so far since these pictures were taken! We're not even the same people anymore and although that makes me sad, it also makes me extremely happy to know that we're grown as a couple but also as individuals. 

And even though it has been over five years since these pictures we taken, I can still remember it like it happened yesterday! I have never been more happy to be with someone and I can honestly say these moments captured have been some of the best in my entire life! The sacrifices our veteran's make are in no way shape or form comparable to any that others else make in our country and I'm so proud to call this veteran my husband! πŸ’›


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