Welcome to the World Shower

IMG_1135We couldn’t welcome Dixon to the world without a shower in South Louisiana, and my new Davidge Family really went above and beyond to make it extra special! My brother-in-law made the invitations, my mother-in-law and Aunt Sherry helped add their special touches, and my sister-in-law and mom-in-law-in-law decorated the shower to a tee and had shower food that I will keep craving.
CD9A0823My sweet sister-in-law, Sarah, who can cook and bake like no other, put on a shower fit for an adventurer. I am in love with all of it! CD9A0716CD9A0717CD9A0713CD9A0711CD9A0710CD9A0708CD9A0706CD9A0705CD9A0698CD9A0696CD9A0694CD9A0693CD9A0692CD9A0691Then there was this. CD9A0690Sarah outdid herself once again with a naked, adventure cake!CD9A0686Cake by: Sarah Davidge
CD9A0745When in South Louisiana…CD9A0738CD9A0737A mimosa bar.CD9A0736And a bloody mary bar.CD9A0735CD9A0734CD9A0733CD9A0732CD9A0731CD9A0729She even thought about alcohol free me with this Rose!CD9A0817CD9A0726CD9A0725CD9A0724CD9A0723And what’s a shower without adventure cookies?CD9A0818Cookies by: Michelle’s Custom Cookies
CD9A0750CD9A0771CD9A0762CD9A0761CD9A0759CD9A0757CD9A0756CD9A0755CD9A0753CD9A0751Dixon got spoiled once again!
CD9A0808It is still crazy to me that there will be a baby here before Christmas! One of my favorite gifts was Dixon’s first Christmas tree filled with ornaments all pertaining to him and his uncle and dad. Such a thoughtful gift from Aunt Sarah!CD9A0815CD9A0812So much family was able to make it. My gorgeous sister came all the way from San Antonio.
IMG_1147These two (my stepmom and dad) came from Houston and have been spoiling Dixon since day one.IMG_1148My Dad and I had a comparison of bumps. IMG_1149We weren’t quite sure who won..IMG_1150But I think I’ve got him beat!IMG_1151My precious Mother-in-law.CD9A0800My lovely Mom.CD9A0796My sweet Moms.CD9A0793My Best Friend, Elizabeth, and her precious Mom who has put up with me for way too long. CD9A0788This one though is my favorite!CD9A0785CD9A0782And the best host, Sarah, my sis-in-law.

Dixon is soooo lucky to have you as his Aunt, and I will tell him everyday!CD9A0780CD9A0778But lastly we had a party crasher, the man, the myth, the legend behind the bump…CD9A0804My husband.CD9A0806CD9A0805I can’t believe my showers are over. I have been looking forward to them for what feels like a year. They came so fast and both my families and friends have really done more than we could ever wanted to prepare us for baby. We cannot thank y’all enough for all the love that’s been shown for our boy. Next up on the list is moving into our house and getting the nest ready. I cannot wait to put his nursery together. I have been planning this room since Trip walked the plank, and we knew it was a boy. There are so many first happening this year (the move, house, baby), and I am doing my best to enjoy each of them. All of it wouldn’t be possible without the unconditional love shown from so many. My heart is full, and it is about be even more filled with love come this November.

Dress by: Jessica Simpson

New Dad Survival Kit

I wanted to do something extra special for my husband in preparation of our new bundle of boy! I couldn’t think of a better way to prepare and welcome David to the “Dad Club” without a New Dad Survival Kit. Since we are less than 2 months away from our due date and all the items had arrived, I couldn’t keep them from him anymore.  So, I got him a daddy diaper bag and filled it with some goodies!
CD9A9120I think his smile says it all.
CD9A9107The first thing he opened was the baby shrimp boots to match his.

My favorite, personal gift to him.CD9A9109I don’t think he realized they were made that small. CD9A9111CD9A9124His next gift which made him a tiny bit nervous is everything he would need to make an efficient diaper change tool belt. David has told me since day one (of dating) that he doesn’t plan on changing a diaper. I could honestly see him calling his mom to come over to help with a dirty one in the near future. So, I wanted to make sure he has no excuse!
CD9A9134 CD9A9114Daddy’s Tools of the Trade includes: diapers • diaper cream • diaper wipes • disposable changing pad • diaper pins • hand sanitizer • disposable scented diaper bags • baby powder • goggles • nose clip • gloves. There is even a bonus toy to distract the baby while Daddy is changing the diaper.

CD9A9138You never know when a new baby will mess up your clothes. So, this dad needed a new, nice shirt, and I found one that looked just like him.CD9A9136Dad and Me books are sooooo sweet. I can’t wait to see him read these to him. 
CD9A9131This one especially. Jimmy Fallon released his first children’s book and I laugh thinking about David doing this. The Dad does everything in his power make the child say Dada as its first word. I can definitely see Dave doing this daily. CD9A9133My last gift was David’s “Daddy Diaper Bag” aka a YETI Hopper Cooler. We all know there will be days and nights that every Dad will need  a cold beverage to take a load off. CD9A9144

With this gift, Dave will have NO excuse but to be a great Dad!  I am certain he will be a great Dad without these things but encouragement, yes!

A Baby Sprinkle

My very 1st baby shower for Dixon in North Louisiana.
IMG_0486CD9A9100CD9A9097CD9A9093One of my biggest cravings since I have been pregnant is anything and everything dipped in chocolate and covered in sprinkles. So, Ashley, my mom, and my sweet hostesses made sure it was just that, and they even made sure to sprinkle Dixon with all sorts of goodies to make sure he’s taken care of when he makes his grand arrival.CD9A8953

Cake by: Lori’s Cake TherapyCD9A8972 CD9A8973 CD9A8975 CD9A8980 CD9A8981 CD9A8982

Cookies by: Sweet Em’s GemsCD9A8983 CD9A8985 CD9A8986 CD9A8987 CD9A8988 CD9A8990 CD9A8991 CD9A8993 CD9A8994 CD9A8995 CD9A8996 CD9A8997 CD9A8998 CD9A8999 CD9A9000 CD9A9001 CD9A9002 CD9A9003 CD9A9004 CD9A9005 CD9A9006 CD9A9008 CD9A9010 CD9A9014 CD9A9016 CD9A9017 CD9A9018 CD9A9019 CD9A9020 CD9A9021 CD9A9024 CD9A9025 CD9A9028 CD9A9031 CD9A9035 CD9A9038 CD9A9041 CD9A9042 CD9A9043 CD9A9044 CD9A9045 CD9A9047 CD9A9054 CD9A9062 CD9A9065 CD9A9068 CD9A9072CD9A9071CD9A9073 CD9A9074 CD9A9075 CD9A9082 CD9A9084 CD9A9085 CD9A9087 CD9A9090 CD9A9093 CD9A9105 IMG_1043 IMG_1044 IMG_1045 IMG_1047 IMG_1050 IMG_1053

Dress by: Free People

Hello Third Trimester | 35 Pregnancy Thoughts

It’s almost time for the big finale!473bea27d8573cfc18ef201ab7a64b13In honor of reaching the home stretch of my pregnancy, I decided to dedicate this blog post to my pregnancy experience thus far. You know.. Bring the humor out in the situation that is known as pregnancy. Surely expecting ladies past and present can relate and know exactly where I am coming from.

Enjoy my 35 pregnancy thoughts!

64468df687572a564254e038217bc65a1. She sounds hideous.. But really. No matter what size you are, you still feel like a beached whale that no one finds attractive. I like to use the term “uncomfortably cute”.

4a5616dc7ae0f4bc2a5fca7a36665ced2.The Struggle is Real. Coughing and laughing can be just as hard.

3. Yay! I did it! I know mom and dad are so proud of me for finally getting completely sober. I am truly looking forward to my first glass of cabernet, oysters on the half shell, tuna sashimi, rare steak, and a side of lobster. It’ll be a cheap meal ok!

2a9a083a504b237c6f047ee564db4c8b4. Food. There are times I am out in a public place that I hope no one saw the massacre that took place between me and my plate. I still manage to enjoy food. Especially when you are craving something and then you get your pregnant, swollen hands on it. It taste 20 times better. 

2cafafd18d63ec5b0370308168bb83135. Make it stop! If heartburn during pregnancy means you’ll have a hairy baby.. I am about to give birth to Chewbacca! After all the food intake heartburn happens almost daily. I have never experienced heartburn/indegestion until now and it is probably one of my biggest struggles.

5a4837310ce0de74cd50bc9869172ef76. This Happened! Last weekend Dave finally saw my belly move from Dixon wiggling around and his first reaction was, “I am not saying it’s Aliens, but Alien!”

5ba4f19ab38359218ffe49094fd300a07. Swag. Swag Everywhere!

8. Fatigue. Why yes I am writing this blog post at 3am. Why you ask? I haven’t a clue. My body thinks it’s 11am for some unknown reason.

9TSXAutP8wc86IMVgXvHAEH6P7oynWsA_lg9. I don’t even know if I missed a spot. I am seriously going in blind these days. I think that I am doing a great job however.

10. Yassss! I have truly enjoyed bikini season this year.

11. Nope. Bye Felicia.

12. I tried… At least I gave it a good effort. Nothing during the day is so important as naps!

13. Contractions. I thought that I was doing great until 3am last Saturday when Braxton came knocking on my door. Thanks for the preview sir!

709bec6a4de8dacc484048ad841d6ca014. I’m a turtle. This could not describe all 290435389473764 times I attempt to get out of bed each time any better.

907fe1debf10fe98003edee711a8266515. You can’t breathe. The baby causes shortness of breath and no matter how little you do, you will be winded.

6267d9491c78b802927bab238de18fcc16. When does this glowing stage begin? Still waiting.

9793ed857f58b10dc1e9fc1d158a1c7417. Everyday. I could either cry or hate you or do both. David has handled me very well. I can’t be that bad if he discussed wanting to do this all over again within the next year or two.. Right?!

98860ea3c24524a8c26364a929c0e0fa18. Snacks. Snacks always win. I swear you said chocolate donut with sprinkles. 

519706e0575480dc7fca622ef6d0f8d419. Position Change. I am sooo happy David is a hard sleeper. I am constantly changing sleeping positions and trying to get comfortable. My arm falls asleep before I usually do. 

04332953e3a7420ec7dcad87fa6e4acb 20. Mmmm.. Donuts. Chocolate with sprinkles or donut holes with chocolate milk. Be right back.. Running to the donut shop now! A fruit salad will not do.

29295560cad5fea9ca27ef8533aaed89 21. Pretty much sums it up. I am currently still excited about baby kicks.


22. How will I ever know?? Step it up YouTube!


23. My baby wants chocolate cake. Now!

bc40e3e019ad863bdab4477b6c348980 24. Is it that noticeable? I have fallen asleep in mid conversation with David from being so exhausted. This is probably my favorite pregnancy story of ours. David and I were driving around our soon-to-be neighborhood. We were picking out house plans and he asked me to go inside to look at a floor plan or paint colors or something. I told him he could check it out that I trusted his opinion. He looked at me and I had passed out, sitting up in the front seat. He nicely drove me home to let me nap.


25. Not going to lie, it can be an obstacle. I put myself in strange positions to reach my shoe laces.

e796f6674cbdb8baecdc421036e8125b26. Who needs pants? It’s way too hot and they are getting way too little.

f2beb6d0406f4e128ace80738775d0c427. They see me Waddlin’. They hatin’.


28. This has to be happening inside of me! One night I peed 7 times. My bladder is Dixon’s pillow, and they cuddle often.

KLKdu9ol49z9lGxQdpFT5clvNxNwB72O_lg29. Which brings me to my next point.. Never. Pass. Up. A. Bathroom. You can always pee.

w3ShyWtcUTyaHwsq7ssWBTMwoJf4rvyJ_lg130. Exactly. In case you are wondering this is it.


31. Can We Get Some Cooler Weather Already??  I used to think I wanted a boob job until I got pregnant. I don’t know how women deal with this on the regular. I have however found “Don’t Sweat It“. You are welcome!

images32. So Far It Works. I cannot put enough lotion on the skin. So far I have been very successful with no stretch marks, but I don’t know how long that will last.


33. Cannot complain. Such a true statement. Through each and everything I have experienced and felt, it is all worth it to feel him move around inside of me, hear his heartbeat, and to think about what’s to come.

0c079450d2c740b169e3a80d902b4ba234. We are so in LOVE! The mystery of him has kept us on our toes and brought more fulfillment than ever. We are eager and with patient hearts waiting until he makes his grand arrival.

CD9A758335. This is 28 weeks. I am currently reading books. (Dixon should feel special. I never read until now.) I am trying to prepare myself in every way possible. I have taken classes. Dave attended one and is now confidently prepared to take care of him as am I. I have done everything possible to get moved into our house earlier. I think our move in date will be pushed up by two weeks. Praise Jesus! I am very antsy about getting his nursery ready. The Biddle needs the most perfect nest, and I am going to make that happen danggit. We have two baby showers approaching at the end of September. I have made sure my registry has everything baby needs. (Side note: Target registry items go out of stock rather quickly and need to be replaced frequently.)  Maternity pictures are scheduled to remember my first experience of creating our baby boy. I enjoy talking to Dixon and rubbing my belly. He already brings so much happiness to my life. Through it all, I cannot wait to see his tiny face and toes.. and ears.. and mouth, snuggle him, and see David as a Dad. It is about to get real and I am ecstatic!