Friday, June 28, 2013

Friday Randomness

- Why do I always clean every single Friday "to get ready for the weekend" only for it to get wrecked over the weekend. Let's be honest. I have a 3 year old... my house is never spotless the way I want it to be. 

- I am so excited to bring Hazel to the Aquatic Center tomorrow. We live RIGHT across the street from it (we can walk there). They have a lazy river, a huge slide, lots of "kid area" for her to play in and it's "beach access" so she can sit in the shallow end and play. It's going to be so fun. 

-Then Saturday night we're going to see one of my BFF's and watch fireworks. Hazel is going to have the best day let's hope she behaves.

-I feel like the worst mother ever because we have been inside ALL week. It has been MISERABLY hot and I break a sweat just walking into Kroger so the thought of going to sit at a playground makes me want to throw up (literally). And I'm having car troubles so I don't want to drive it... unless it's an emergency... like to go to Kroger and get cookies.

- I have been to the gym 4 days this week and we are going tonight, too. Woo hoo for second trimester and not feeling like death.

-I can't stop eating Pizza Lunch-ables. They are probably the best thing ever. And totally unhealthy. Great.

-I got my first Birchbox on Wednesday and I HATE the nail polish. It's like thick, goo and it's awful. I think it got too hot in the mail and it messed it up. But I LOVE the shampoo, conditioner, and body wash! 

-I can't wait to leave on Wednesday to go to Gulf Shores but I'm sad that this will be our last vacation of the summer! I've been spoiled rotten this summer by having 3 beach vacations.

I hope you all have the best weekend! 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Weigh In Wednesday... Pregnancy addition.

So much have changed since I stopped the Weigh-In Wednesday! I am so happy and excited that it is still going on and I can still link-up with all you amazing ladies. 

If you don't know me, I'm pregnant! I'm 15 weeks and 3 days to be exact. 

To say that I am excited would be the biggest understatement of the century. I am the crazy person who tells every one I talk to. I already have one daughter so I know how amazing and wonderful having children is. And God has blessed me with 2. I am so thankful.

ANYWAY. Ya'll didn't come here to read about my elation. You came to read about my weight!

This was in November of 2012. Right before we joined the gym

When I first started this journey in January 2013, we had been trying to get pregnant for about 3 months and I was already at my wits end. I am the type of person who likes things to happen right when I want them to happen. God had other plans so I needed something to take my mind of the constant thought of babies and I had some extra weight to lose! We joined Body Plex and it was the best decision Jonathan and I have made regarding our health. 

This was right before I found out I was pregnant
I'm 6'1.
In January 2013 I weighed 230.4 
My weight at my first doctors appointment (when I was 6 weeks) was 213 
And yesterday at 15 weeks I was 217.

So I've gained 4 pounds this pregnancy. I am close to being half way there. I know the real weight gain will be happening soon but what I wanted to know was am I on track? I plan to gain around 20 pounds (give or take) this pregnancy. 

My goal weight for when I deliver is around 230.

My last pregnancy I ate like crap and didn't exercise one day the entire time. Plus I was in college and before I got pregnant I partied like a rock star with plenty of beer. 
I gained 30 pounds when I was pregnant with Hazel.

This pregnancy has been a total difference. I have been trying to exercise 4-6 times a week. I do RPM, Body Pump, the elliptical, and lots of weights. I plan to stay active as long as I can this time around and keep my eating on track. I know there will be days when my pregnancy brain will scream at me until I eat a cheeseburger and that's okay. But the daily cheeseburger won't be happening. 

Do you have any tips on having a healthy pregnancy? How much did you gain during your pregnancy (pregnancies?)

Monday, June 24, 2013

My Bump. My Bump. My lovely baby bump. Check it out.

How far along?: 15 weeks

Sleep?: I am sleeping great. I haven't been taking naps anymore so I really think that helps me be able to go to sleep and stay asleep. That, and my exercise. I swear my body would go nuts if I couldn't exercise. I sleep better, eat healthier, and have more energy when I'm regularly exercising. Why wouldn't you want to exercise? 

Anyone who buys me this will instantly be my BFF. It's from Ruffles with Love. I'm an XL. :D

Maternity Clothes?: This week I am officially in maternity shorts. I am so thankful for my mom who took me on a shopping trip and got me 3 maternity shorts and 2 shirts. I haven't bought new clothes in over a year... this is a big deal! :) Plus maternity clothes rock... elastic waste... why can't we all wear that year round? 

Best moment this week?: Still randomly feeling baby flutters which is an amazing feeling but they are very spaced out and I am selfish and want more!! I would say shopping was my best moment this week and making homemade pickles with my mom! Oh and Jonathan saying "Look at that little baby!" (talking about my belly... I love how excited he is)

Miss anything?: Not having to tuck a pillow under my belly every time I turn over & sleeping on my back.

Movement?: Random flutters, usually when I first lay down at night. Usually only happens once and doesn't happen every night but I can't wait to feel real kicks through my belly! 

Size of the baby?: Avocado (yuck). Around 5 inches and 5 oz.

Food Cravings?: I am craving fruit. Any and all kinds and I can't WAIT to eat my homemade pickles but I have to wait till next Saturday. I have been craving spicy things lately. Can't get enough. Food aversions is PIZZA. Which I normally love. So it's freaking Jonathan out that when he asked me if I wanted to order a pizza on Friday and I said "NO WAY." 

Morning Sickness?: None unless I go a long time without eating. 

Gender?: Well, last week I lost my keys so I had to cancel my appointment because Jonathan couldn't get off work to take me so I had to push my appt to tomorrow so it will be 4 weeks from then. So I'll find out around 19 weeks. I am so anxious and excited. 

Bed Rest?: None

Limitations?: None

Labor Signs?: None

Pregnancy Symptoms?: Light acne & oily face (yuck).

Wedding Rings?: Still on. I don't think I'll have to take them off. They were really lose when I first got pregnant so I have plenty of room to "grow."

Looking forward to?: Hearing the baby's heartbeat tomorrow and finding out the gender in 4 weeks! 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Friday Randoms

**I am going to start counting how many times a day I sing "Jesus Loves The Little Children." I'm going to say it's over 100. I mean I know I have an excellent singing voice... But come on kid... Let's pick a different song. I sometimes sing it in Opera... just to change it up. 

** I am so, so happy that coffee doesn't make me want to vomit anymore. Woo hoo, second trimester ROCKS. 

**All I want to do is eat Japanese food. All day, err day. Why is it so expensive? #helpmeimpoor

**I am totally, totally obsessed with my new workout shirt. I don't know why but when I'm shopping I always gravitate towards black or white shirts. Well, the past 2 times I've been shopping, Jonathan has been with me and he has been making me branch out and buy colorful/ patterny that's not a word things. The 2 shirts I have recently bought are my favorites. Weird huh?

** I am obsessed with watching North America. Have ya'll watched it? It's so great and Hazel loves it and it's very educational. Win, win! 

** We have zero plans this weekend but I want to do something fun. Any ideas? I'm thinking either the lake or a hike.

**Mentos are freaking delicious.

**I am pretty proud of myself. I have worked out every day this week and plan to go tonight... My goal is to go Saturday too, to make it 6 days out of the week! If I can keep this up I'll be a happy camper. My goal for the pregnancy is 4 times a week... At least. 

**I am not sure how I feel about Instagram having video. I don't have a keek for a reason and I just think they're silly... Most people just take a video of themselves giggling... Weird.

**My new goal in life is to swim with manatees. Anyone live near any?

Now I'm off to think about my next meal...
Oh PS I am back on My Fitness Pal. Now that I am not throwing up, I can accurately count my calories so be my friend! Kscott24

Happy Friday!! 

Thursday, June 20, 2013


I'm about to get real deep up in here. This has been weighing on my mind for a while now and I need to get it off my chest.

So recently I have heard and read a lot about people who are Christians talking down about other churches. I could go into countless examples but I'm sure you've heard it to. (Especially if you live in the South.)

Why is it that *for the most part* Christians are the most judgmental people out there?

I go to a big church. Browns Bridge Community Church. It's one of Andy Stanley's churches in the Atlanta Area. When we first went there I didn't even know who he was. 
Our church as incredible music. Some people say it's like a rock concert. We have incredibly, talented, CHRISTIAN musicians that lead worship in our church. A big misconception that I have heard many times is that our worship leaders just play there because they get paid and it's just a gig. This is so untrue. I have seen pretty much every single worship leader sitting in the rows singing their hearts out to Jesus(on a different Sunday than the one they were playing at.) They attend the church just like everyone else... Just sometimes they get up on stage and sing their hearts out in front of everyone. They are all Christians and many of them serve in other ways around the church (like in the nursery, in the parking lot, handing out flyers). I have seen them first hand. 

The thing I saw posted that got my rant started was this.

I take offense to this.
 For a couple reasons, my church has "rock bands, & theater lights"... but my preacher doesn't "need" these things. He is an incredible teacher who can relate to many people. He is real and he tries to get people who have been hurt by "the church, meaning the PEOPLE in the church" to come back and praise Jesus. He doesn't want people who aren't sinners (aka NO ONE) to be at his church. He knows that everyone sins and EVERYONE  needs Jesus.

To me, this little picture just shows how judgmental some people are. 

Why would you criticize another person for worshiping Jesus the way they want to? I am so sick of people acting like their way of doing things is the only way. It's 2013 people. It's time to have an open mind. I don't criticize your church because you sing hymns and sit in pews. Why are you judging me?


I like to think of myself as a strong Christian. I love Jesus with my whole heart. That is the ONLY thing that matters. 

I go to my church because I love the environment. I love the messages that Andy teaches. I love the worship and the full on emotion I feel EVERY. SINGLE. SUNDAY. Most Sunday's you will see me crying while I'm singing to Jesus. And guess what? No one can see/ hear/ or care that I am crying. I get emotional and I have never felt that type of emotion in church before. I love every single person whom I have talked to at the church. I love the people I serve with on Sunday's in the nursery. I love how every one is different. They aren't all copy and pasted. I love my small group and the close, christian friendships I have formed from it. All because I go to my church. 

So.. my point is.... Who are you to judge me (or anyone) for worshiping a different way than you? 

To each their own. 

My Wedding Details

Pretty sure this was after my Xanax.

The biggest thing I would have changed about my wedding is not doing everything ourselves. The day of our wedding my mother and her BFF were in the kitchen cooking the dinner for 100 people. My sister, myself, and a couple of my bridesmaids were sweating  and decorating the reception building (Which we had booked that morning... Did I mention that my wedding was stressful??) Jonathan was driving back and forth to Statesboro for things we forgot and setting up the beach with chairs and the arch (which he had made himself.) My sister did my hair and make up and pretty much all of the bridesmaids. 

Let me back up. I loved my wedding. It was beautiful. But it was HARD WORK. We did everything ourselves = when I look back on my wedding day, I think of that stress... not the happiness and butterflies. 
Our Neice and Nephew
Location: Tybee Island, Ga. On the beach. We lived in Statesboro at the time and it's only about 45 minutes from there. It was beautiful. My mom rented out an entire house for all of my family and that was the best part. Without that house... It would have been miserable. The reception was in an old school cafeteria (it looked about as good as you would imagine) that we decorated with lights and made it "pretty." My mom made all the food- low country boil & Jonathan's favorite pasta salad. I know we had other stuff but I can't remember it now. We had a keg and A LOT of wine and after everyone finished that we went to a karaoke bar (This was NOT planned) 

I loved my cake.

Colors: My bridesmaids wore guava colored dresses and the boys wore khaki suits. 

Another big regret is not hiring a professional photographer. 

Bridal Party: We had a huge wedding party. At the time all the girls and guys were our closest friends and biggest supporters. I still am close with 5 of my bridesmaids but the others have since drifted away. Jonathan is still close with all of his groomsmen. 

First Dance Song: We picked this song together. I still love it to this day and my sister's friends' brother-in-law wrote it... So it feel's close to home. Corey Crowder- When I'm with You. 

Honeymoon: Well, we had a 6 month old at the time who was still nursing so we couldn't leave her. So we ended up going to a hotel with her and I passed out fell asleep before we even got there. So I'm still waiting to take a honeymoon. Jonathan and I have never actually been on a vacation with just the 2 of us. 

What would you do different?:
Hire a wedding planner.
Hire a PROFESSIONAL photographer.
Have less Bridesmaids. 
Take more pictures with Hazel. 
Have a before the wedding "first look" with just Jonathan and I. 

Here's us now... 3 years later! With 1 3 year old and 1 baby on the way! :)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

So What Wednesday...

What is this? KellyAnne is blogging 3 days in a row? Is this some kind of miracle? 

It's called the second trimester and I don't feel like a zombie anymore. Can I get a hallelulah?? (that's how Hazel pronounces it.)

So What?

-If when Hazel was playing with shells at the beach, she said "this one is daddy, this one is mommy, this one is me..." I said "what about the baby? Can this one be the baby?" and she took the shell I had in my hand and went and threw it in the ocean. Let's hope that doesn't happen in real life. 

-If Hazel and I stay in our pajamas / Hazel is naked until we head to the gym at 6 PM.

-If Hazel is obsessed with The Great Mouse Detective... It used to scare the crap out of me but doesn't seem to bother her at all. That scary little bat still gives me nightmares ;)

-If I lost my one and only car key and have to take it to the dealership to get a new key made and its going to be over $100. I'm made of money... right? I don't need maternity clothes. 

-I CAN'T WAIT until Christmas time. It's always my favorite time anyway and this year we will be getting an extra special gift. Every time I think about it I get super, super excited and wish I could speed up time. I know the baby will probably hate having it's birthday so close to Christmas but I honestly think it's going to be amazing. Until then... I'll be sleeping as much as possible ;)

- I also want to fast forward 4 weeks to find out what the baby is!! Hazel has said since day one that it is a boy. I asked her the other day "what if the baby is a girl?" and she said "he's not!! he's a boy!" And I said "how do you know? Did Jesus tell you?" she said "YES!" (Acting super frustrated, like how did I not know what my own baby is?)

-If I am obsessed with water with lemon. Regular water makes me want to puke but I can't stop chugging lemon water!

-If I really want to do a big puzzle. I know Hazel will just destroy it but I just have an itch to do one and I want to be eating hot boiled peanuts while I do it. I'm not specific at all.

I hope ya'll have a fantastic Wednesday! 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Father's Day Post... A couple days late.

I was on vacation. Give me a break.

I just wanted to dedicate an entire post about my wonderful baby daddy. He was my baby daddy before he was my husband. 
We were babies. 

I got pregnant when I was 20. Jonathan was 21. You know what most 21 year old are doing? Not sitting at home changing diapers. From the first day we found out I was pregnant, Jonathan has stepped up and changed his entire life. He grew up without a father and he knew how important that role is in a child's life. He had an incredible mother, she did everything for him but he knew that a child needs both parents. It's just how God created it. When I got pregnant we had been together for 2 years and were already talking about marriage so although it was a HUGE life change... It wasn't like I didn't know that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him.
He's lost a bit of weight since then ;)

Hazel saved us both. She made us grow up and learn to rely only on each other. She is the best thing that has happened to us. She made our love stronger. 

From day 1 of being a father Jonathan has been amazing. He is such a natural at being a father. He has always been very hands-on and VERY helpful. Since day 1 he has done everything he could to help me. Especially the bath/bed time routine. It made not seem like much but as a stay-at-home-mom that hour of alone time is amazing. He never has complained about changing a diaper or getting up in the middle of the night to bring her to me to nurse. He ALWAYS went to get her, bring her to me, and when she was done eating he brought her back to her bed. All while working and going to school full-time. He has always been the first to get down on the floor and play with her and read her the same book 2948532 times. 

When he graduated college and got a full-time job, he never once complained about coming home and helping me. He has never been the type who comes home and just sits on the sofa (unless of course, he's dog tired.) He comes home from work (still) and plays with her/ helps me do whatever I need to around the house. 

I am so thankful to have such an amazing partner. 

I am also so, so thankful that he has a steady and great job that doesn't require him to work crazy hours. He goes to work at 7 and gets home by 5 or at the latest 5:30. We are very blessed that he makes enough money for me to be able to stay home. We both agreed from day 1 that I would stay home with the children while they weren't in school. He has never complained that he is the only person bringing home money. Sure, at times we struggle, but in our minds it is worth it in order for Hazel (and our other children) to have a mother who stays home and raises them. 

I am so excited to see how well Jonathan adjusts to being a father to 2 children. It melts my heart when I see how much Hazel loves and adores him and I can't wait to see that times 2. We are so blessed.

We are both nervous about having 2 children. It's going to be scary and different but we are mostly EXCITED. It's going to be another fun adventure for us to do together. I can't wait to see how our lives change and how our hearts expand. 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Beach vacation.... 14 week BumpDate

Whew. What is it about vacation and traveling that is so exhausting? 

Our family vacation was amazing. We go each year with all of Jonathan's family to Panama City Beach and it is always a fun week. This time Jonathan, Hazel, and I ventured out to explore some new restaurants. We went to a place called Firefly. It was simply amazing. They have the best She-crab soup I have ever eaten. I wanted a whole bucket of it. I also got the Salmon with green beans and mashed potatoes. It was all amazing. If you go to Panama City this summer then look it up! You won't be disappointed. We went at the "Sunset Speical" time and our meal was half off the original price. Can't beat that. 

The next place we tried was a breakfast placed called The Egg and I. They have the biggest pancakes I have ever seen and not only were they enormous but they were SO fluffy and delicious. 

The last new place we visited was called Hunt's Oyster Bar. It was definitely a "dive" but it had AMAZING food. I had snow crab legs and the meat was so tender and flavorful. 

The whole trip was amazing. We spent most of every day on the beach soaking up the sun and just relaxing. This year will definitely be the most relaxing year because next year we will have a 6 month old :D.

Now for the BumpDate:

How far along: 14 weeks! Officially in the second trimester. Today I feel great. Energized and all. But that might have something to do with Hazel sleeping till 9:30 this morning ;)

Sleep?: Well on vacation I was tired a lot but I don't know if that's from travel or the baby. I took a nap with Hazel almost every day but I can't say I wouldn't have done that either way. Today I feel great! I'm hoping this is a turn around and I'll start feeling like my old self again.

Maternity Clothes: None yet. I haven't bought any maternity shorts but I'll need to soon.

Best Moment this week: I felt the baby twice this week. Once I was laying on my side about to take a nap and it felt like my insides did a flip and the second I was sitting on the sofa and felt like butterfly's were dancing in my stomach. It is the most amazing feeling. At first I was critical and didn't think it was really the baby but the second time confirmed it and it is incredible!!! (Now I want it to happen all the time!)

Miss anything?: Wine and sushi.

Movement?: Yes!! 2 little flutters. Incredible.

Size of the baby?: A navel orange (4.5 inches long and about 3 oz)

Food cravings?: Well, while I was at the beach I was craving seafood.... and Dill Pickle Chips.

Morning Sickness?: I feel queasy if I don't eat but it's been a couple weeks since I've actually gotten sick so I am hoping I am in the clear as long as I keep food in my belly!

Gender?: Don't know yet... 4 more weeks!!!!

Bed Rest: No.

Limitations: Nothing yet! 

Labor Signs?: None.

Pregnancy Symptoms?: None really. Just have to eat every 3-4 hours or I feel sick.

Wedding Rings?: Still on!

Looking forward to?: My appt. this week and hearing the baby's heart beat again. It's always my favorite sound.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Baby Bump-Date

Hey! Miss me?

Probably not, if you follow me on Instagram, because I post about 14 pictures a day. Sorry I'm not sorry. Kscott24 is the name. Shameless plug.

Anyway. I have been a zombie. I swear this baby is sucking the life out of me. 
Today, I woke up and didn't feel like I was about to fall asleep so I count that as a win. And I haven't had any caffeine today. I feel like a new human. You know when you wake up and realize that your new baby slept through the night? That's how I feel. To say I have been exhausted is an understatement. 

Please let this mean that the second trimester is here? 

I will be 13 weeks on Sunday. 
Here's a picture of me today. 

I cropped out my face because, believe me, you don't want to see it ;) 

I can't get over my excitement for this pregnancy. I think that wanting this for so long and then finally being in the middle of it. I don't want this pregnancy to end and it feels like it's flying by! 

Hazel has been so, so sweet. She is always talking about the baby and she likes to sit on my belly and say "I'm squishing the baby!" and the other day she accidentally pushed my belly a little bit too hard and said "Oh, sorry baby!"
Last night she kissed my belly good night and said "Love you baby!" She seriously melts my heart. She is going to be an amazing big sister. 

My mom took Hazel shopping yesterday for summer clothes and she said that all Hazel wanted to do was look at the little boy clothes and kept saying that she needed to get something for "her baby brother."

She still swears is a boy.
My girl, Lora, did this really cute "Tummy Tuesday" that I decided to steal the questions from it. I will try to do this with her each Tuesday but based on my blogging lately I'll just fit it in whenever. That's what she said.

How far along?: 12 weeks and 4 days.

Sleep?: This past week I have been getting up at 2-3 and not being able to go back to sleep for about an hour. But last night I slept all night till 8:45 (new AMAZING time Hazel decided to sleep till)

Maternity Clothes: Not yet, still in all my normal clothes. Thank goodness I had a little wiggle room! 

Best moment this week: Having Hazel kiss my belly goodnight and say "I love you baby!"

Miss anything?: Being able to go more than 3 hours before needing to eat. 

Movement: None yet but I can't wait!!

Size of the baby?: A peach! (or around 3 inches long.)

Food cravings: You name it and I have craved it. My food cravings have been crazy this go round. I feel like I am going to lose my mind if I don't get the food I want right then. And if someone posts something on Instagram I usually have to have it. Today, I am craving chicken patties with mayo, ketchup, and pickles. 

Morning Sickness?: As long as I eat every 3 hours then I feel good. Just have to have something in my tummy at all times.

Gender: Don't know yet but I am "feeling" boy. Just because this pregnancy is SO different than Hazel's. We will find out in 5 weeks!

Bed rest: No, hopefully I won't have any. That would be hard with an active 3 year old.

Limitations: Nothing yet. Other than not being able to do the dishes ;)

Labor Signs: No! Thank goodness. That would be so scary.

Pregnancy Symptoms?: I have been so exhausted. But I'm hoping I'm past that. My face is more oily than normal. And my hair is growing like crazy. I have to shave my legs like every day. (I don't... but I should)

Wedding Rings: Still on. They are loose from all the weight I lost and I was about to get them re-sized before we found out I was pregnant so I think I will hold off until after the baby is here. 

Looking forward to?: Feeling the baby kick, finding out the gender, and having Hazel feel the baby kick! She is going to freak out. 

I will be absent next week. Don't worry, not from Instagram

We are leaving for the beach on Saturday. To say I am excited is an understatement. I love, love, love the beach and we haven't seen Jonathan's family in far too long. It will be so nice to see everyone and relax. Hazel is the perfect beach age. 

I hope ya'll have a good week!