before the babe.

Hi Everyone!
I'm slowly but surely getting back into the swing of blogging.
My little babe loves to nurse all.the.time. so my days consist of cuddles and Netflix-
which I can't complain about!
However, I'm not able to do much else when we're snuggled up so chores, to-do's, everyday life stuff and blogging has been put on hold till we're a little more mobile.
But today I wanted to quickly post about the week before he was born.
The doctors had told us he would likely come early so I quickly started changing my schedule around in case he did arrive earlier than expected, which he did. 
For Valentine's Day I just told Zak that I wanted a girly day-
go to a spa and get my nails done, go shopping and have an acai bowl-
since that's what I was craving at the time, and because they're kinda amazing. 

So I had planned on doing all that the Saturday before V-day, but I had a feeling I needed to hurry it up so during the week I indulged and did just that.
Being so preggo and getting a pedicure was heavenly, let me tell you.

And I totally recommend it to anyone just before they deliver!

I also decided to indulge in some sweet Valentine's Day treats and couldn't help but bake goodies throughout the week to celebrate our favorite holiday.

The weather was also outta this world so I decided to take the bump to the pool and get a little sunshine before baby's debut. 
I was obviously desperate to get some sun if I considered wearing a bathing suit nine months pregnant...!

Throughout that week I also spent some time with my mom, sister, niece and nephew-
we went out to lunch and saw a movie a couple days before my water broke.
It was fun to spend my last preggo days with them.
I remember feeling so full and just ready to pop!
I didn't want him to come on Valentines Day or while Zak was working a 24 hour shift, so I had my mom drive me all around and I refused to walk anywhere lol.
I didn't eat anything spicy, stayed away from pineapple and sat as much as possible to keep from popping!
Haha good thing since I went into labor the next night!
The week leading to his birth, and Valentines Day was the best ever.
I got some last minute time to myself, time with the hubs and time with family before our little guy arrived.
Welp, from here on out my posts will pretty much be all about our little Liam!!!!:)
You guys, he's the cutest thing EVER!
And we're beyond obsessed.
Anywho, I'm caught up on all the posts before his birth.. and now have five weeks worth of blog posts to do that follow his birthday-
so look out for those!
Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!


valentines day.

Hello lovelies!
I hope your day is going swell! 
Like I said in my last post, I'm kinda back tracking before I share Liam's birthday so that I don't forget about the amazing days leading up to it-
for instance like Valentines Day!

Which also happens to be Zak's and I's favorite holiday.
He's kinda the over-the-top-romantic-mushy-gushy type so I always look forward to February 14th.
But this year was extra special. 
And one I will never ever ever ever ever forget.
The day before Zak had to work an overnight shift at the hospital so he didn't get home till Valentines morning.
Each year we switch off surprising the other with the day's plans and 2016 was my year.
You can see our past years here and here.
Being super pregnant I opted for a more easy going day and surprised Zak with a "hearty" breakfast.

Complete with flowers, heart shaped pancakes, a few presents and lots of strawberries. 
We spent the morning talking over our short-stacks, just about our little babe that we couldn't wait to meet and our future together..
Not knowing we'd meet him the next day!

I wish our table always looked like this!
These flowers were everything.

The whole morning we kept saying things like,
"we're really having a baby," and "I can't wait to meet him!"
After breakfast we wanted to finally finish his little nook in our room, so Zak completed the crib, moved some furniture around, hung a few things and we got it all together..
little did we know it was just in time for his arrival.
Procrastination much?!
Afterwards we ordered some take-out and had yummy artisan pizzas, salad and ice cream all while curled up on the couch with a movie on in the background.

That was the point where I told Zak I was "ready to pop!" because literally after two bites of pizza I was SO full and couldn't have anymore. 
And I was SO right because that night around midnight my water broke!

It wasn't a fancy smancy day, but man oh man it was special day for us-
especially being so preggo.
It was just Zak and I in our own little world without any distractions-
no phones, social media, studying, chores, to-do lists or visitors.
Just him and I in lovey dovey land.
The timing couldn't have been more perfect.
It was almost like a mini babymoon-
hours before his arrival.
We were able to focus on our relationship and get some extra hours of us time before meeting our own little Valentine, baby Liam. 

Just when we both thought life couldn't be more grand, 
we met the love of our life hours later-
making February 14th 2016 the best Valentine's Day EVER!