Thursday, August 8, 2013

Baby Girl Predictions

The most exciting thing about having a baby is the game of what is she going to look like. I have a fear of carrying a child for 9 months, going through the whole labor thing and then she looks like neither one of us. At least I want some sort of proof that all my hard work paid off by someone saying "she looks so much like her daddy" or "she looks so much like her mommy". I thought it would be fun to write a post about what Jason and I think she's going to look like and then come back and see how we were to the actual truth.

Mommy's Prediction
Eye Color: Blue
We both have blue eyes, so it'll be weird if she ends up with something else!
Hair Color: Blonde/White
I had very blonde hair growing up. Maybe it'll be a little darker when she's born though.
Skin Color: Fair and maybe blotchy
Just a guess really.
Bald or Full Head of Hair: Full Head of Hair
Maybe not long hair, but the ultrasound shows that she DOES have some hair!
Hair Type: Straight/Crazy
I have straight, weird hair and Jason has curly, thinker hair. So I think she'll just have crazy hair that sticks straight up everywhere.
Who Will She Look Like: Me
I'm only saying this because I secretly want a mini-me. Obviously she will probably look a little like both of us, but I have a feeling she might look a little bit more like me.
How much will she weigh: Somewhere in the 9 pounds
Jason was 9 lbs 3 oz and I was 9 lb 6 oz... Sara is basically already 2 pounds at only 25 1/2 weeks. So I have a feeling she'll be a big one. :/
How long will she be: 21 inches
Just a guess. I was a little more than 21 inches. Daddy and I are both tall, so I think she'll be pretty lengthy. 
Arrival: On Time
I was on time, and Jason is pretty punctual, so I think our little Sara will be pretty close to her due date for November 11th. :) Although I secretly hope for November 12, so her birthday will be 11-12-13!
Bad Traits She'll Probably Get:
1. Big Nose: Daddy has a larger nose.
2. Bad Skin: Mommy has wretched horrible skin. She'll probably have something wrong with hers too!
3. Different sized thumbs: Poor Mommy has been teased her whole life because of her different sized thumbs; so who knows! Maybe I'll have a little mini me with misshaped thumbs too!

Daddy's Prediction
Eye Color: One Green/One Blue
I am usually torn between these two colors as my favorite, and wouldn't it be cool for her to have one of each!  Pretty!  Realisticaly, I guess blue, Melissa and I both have a tint of blue.
Hair Color: Blonde
I had blonde hair and so did Melissa, plus it's very beautiful.
Skin Color: Mother of Pearl
Because we're both white.
Bald or Full Head of Hair: Full head of hair
At the 25 week ultrasound she had hair!  25 weeks!!
Hair Type: Thick and Wavy
If she is any thing like my Dad's side of the family-her hair will be thick, wavy or curly.
Who Will She Look Like: Melissa
If she stands a chance of ever getting married (I got real lucky with my silly face!)
How much will she weigh: 9 lbs 5 oz
I came into the world at 9 lbs 3 oz, and Melissa was 9 lbs 6 I simply found the mean and rounded up to the nearest tenth, dur dur dur.
How long will she be: 21 1/2"
We both arrived within 1/4" of each others length, so again I rounded up ;)
Arrival: 15 minutes early
As the military says...if you are not 15 minutes early then YOU ARE LATE!
Bad Traits She'll Probably Get:
1. My big nose: I have trouble drinking out of small diameter cups
2. Too analytical: sometimes I can not take a joke because I will over analyze 
3. Moody: She is a GIRL people!

And now I leave you with a few pictures of us and what sweet little Sara might look like in a few months. And we cheated and have a 4D picture to compare too!

James Jason Lawyer
Born on May 27, 1983 at 7:30 AM (His due date)
Weighed 9 pounds 3 ounces
His length was 21 1/2 inches

Melissa Nicole Thomas
Born on April 29, 1986 at 7:19 AM (Her due date)
Weighed 9 pounds 6 ounces
Her length was 21 1/4 inches

Sara Nicole Lawyer 
Born on ???
Weighed ???
Her length was ???

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

An Orange and Pink Event

Some people may call me crazy, but I would call it being creative and productive. I planned my own shower, and I did exactly what I wanted and it turned out exactly how I envisioned it. I wanted it to be laid back and just a fun time to hang out and catch up with people. No pressure to do silly things, I didn't want all eyes on me all the time, and I just was excited to share small moments with everyone. It was great!

But of course... I could NOT have done it without my helpers. Mitchi and Stephanee my sisters-in-law who helped put together different stations we had and worked very hard during the shower. Carolyn, Monica, and Tobi who flew up to Vandyland to accompany on my drive home to Vegas AND who worked so hard during the shower. And my Mumsy who put together all the food and dessert and helped me out when I was all alone. I love my family and friends and I'm so happy for all they do for me!

SO! Here we go! There's lots of pictures. We decided to have the shower at the community center where our wedding was held. They still remembered us and were SO happy to have us use their space again. So here are two shots. One of the room when we used the inside part for our wedding and one from the shower. I love seeing them next to each other.
Wedding Room
Baby Shower Room
Then come the totally awesome dessert table. I fell in love with this table! It turned out Ahhh-MAZING!

My next favorite table, which was a VERY close second favorite. Was my little Welcome Table. We had the pictures I've been putting up here on there,  her name, the "Guest Book" which I didn't take a picture of. It was The Giving Tree and people signed on the inside. Then they filled out their "Hopes and Wishes" cards for the baby to read when she's older.

Whitnie's company and her handy work! She's awesome!
Hopes and Wishes cards!
 Then there were the tables. I found some pretty pink and orange flowers and despite the plastic covers.. it looked pretty cool. And all the candles made the room smell yummy.

 I didn't take a picture of the food... because it's food and not that interesting. Just sandwiches and salads. But the drinks were pretty; Pink Lemonade and Orange Crush. And the straws were awesome.
I even had to make the water bottles pretty!
We didn't play any games because they're lame. So we had a onesie decorating station where people were able to give our baby girl a little piece of them. We got so many different designs and people did such a great job! My baby has SO many onesies waiting for her. 
 Then there was little old me. I was NOT planning on wearing orange and pink. It just kinda happened. I found the dress on sale at Target and thought to myself "I don't think I would look extremely pregnant in that dress" So I got it and then wrapped a thick pink bow around it with some pretty pink shoes. I felt very comfortable and pretty.
Thanks to everyone who shared this event with me, and if you missed it; just know I missed you too!