Being Brickner : Friday Things

Friday, January 16, 2015

Friday Things

Happiest Friday, friends!!  It's been such a great week, made even better by the fact that today kicks off a three day weekend. :)

Bright & early Monday morning, we had our big, 20 week ultrasound to check on our littlest lady.  I am always a little nervous at these appointments, so it was the best feeling to get such great news!!  Our girl is healthy, growing, & moving around in there like crazy!  The ultrasound tech said "she is as good as it gets", which was all I needed to hear!  Waverly Maye came with my mom & I, I definitely think it made everything a little more more real for her.  She kept asking to hear her heartbeat & at one point, started waving & saying "hi baby sister".  It was at same moment the screen showed her little sister with her thumbs up, I seriously could have died from the cuteness!  Then of course, Waverly forgot all about the whole ultrasound or technician over me & instead begged us to let her listen to "All About That Bass" again.  


I also had my spa day, I was there four entire hours for a massage, facial, manicure & pedicure!  I really didn't even know what to do with myself.  I never do things like this EVER, which was made very clear when the sweet girl doing my facial asked me when I had one last & I had to respond, "my last pregnancy".  I think she could probably tell by the shape my skin was in. ;)
It really was so relaxing & the best way to re-energize, I feel like things like that are so hard to spend money on or to carve out the time for, yet ultimately, so worth it.  So honey, if you are reading, maybe we should make this a monthly thing?!

A little more about Waverly this week, she is turning into quite the character lately.  She gets smarter by the day, has totally figured out how to negotiate & is pretty damn good at it.  She keeps trying to extend her bedtime, we will be sitting in her room ready to put her down when she will say "I need to tell you something", over & over again.  She goes into so many random stories & we can't stop cracking up, I know she loves putting on a show for us.  Cake pops & popsicles are by far her current favorite foods, she will say "hooooow about you give me a cake pop & then I will say cheese?".  Such a smart girl.

Moccasins
On the agenda for the weekend, a few birthday celebrations & hopefully getting lots of progress done on the nursery space.  I have my eye on this pillow (thanks, Elise!) & have recently started brainstorming bedding!  I also am so excited to get the girls some new headbands from Sadie Sky Boutique, my friend Jess just redesigned her website & introduced many new products.  Finally, we recently picked up this dress for Waverly to wear on Valentines Day, I can't even believe how close it is!
Wishing you all a very happy long weekend!
XO

21 comments:

  1. Oh, Waverly! I think a cake pop for saying cheese is a great trade off, lol:) She is one smart cookie! So glad things went well in the ultrasound - that milestone is always a bit scary! And can't wait to hear more about your little gal's nursery. I'm sure it will be fabulous! Happy Friday, dear! :)

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  2. Finding out the baby is healthy at an ultrasound is always the best news! Ooh a 4 hour spa day sounds amazing! Did you go somewhere that specializes in prenatal massages? And I'm literally dying over Waverly negotiating picture taking with a cake pop... Smart girl!

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  3. Yay for a happy healthy growing baby! Good luck getting everything done on the nursery that you want to do this weekend!! I'm sure it's work, but at least it's fun doing it with the anticipation of the arrival of your little one! :)

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  4. Hoooooow about....TOO CUTE!! These kids are SO SMART already!! Cam does the exact same thing...he asks me to sing to him, then he says, "I sing Rudolph while you sing Sunshine." Like, seriously? He comes up with anything to stall bedtime, but I am such a sucker for him!! :) I am so glad to hear that Baby Girl is doing GREAT!! Your bump is so cute, and I am sure your body loves you for the four hours of attention it got!! I vote for a monthly trip...your husband can do that for me, too, if he wants! ;) Happy Weekend, friend!! Can't wait to see the nursery!!

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  5. Totally agree, the 20 week ultrasound can sometimes be a touch nerve wracking. I am over the moon excited to see how the nursery comes together and can't wait to see what you have planned. Loving Waverly's new found negotiation skills. That is adorable. Have a good weekend!!

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  6. Waverly is going to be such an amazing big sister! Praise God for good news at your ultrasound-those appointments always made me nervous too!

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  7. Happy to hear the ultrasound went great and yay for some alone time to get pampered & relax! I don't go off by myself often enough either! Jason calls them my "mental health" days because, even when you feel like you don't really need one, they make SUCH a difference in how you feel! Xoxo

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  8. Awww, yay for ultrasounds! Mine got pushed back to 21 weeks, so I have to wait another week to see our babe! So glad your little girl is healthy and happy!

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  9. Yay for baby girl being perfectly healthy! Can't wait to see how the nursery comes along! Liam is the king of stalling bedtime between more books, more water, & more kisses!

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  10. Waverly at your ultrasound must have been the cutest thing ever, so glad to hear the babe is healthy as can be!! And super jealous of your spa day.. I think I need to drop some hints to my husband!

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  11. Oh my gosh she is adorable! I swear she is just like my Ava...Ava will be relaxing in bed and then look over at me, get in my face and babble an entire conversation about dogs and doors and Caillou (ugh...Caillou). And as for the spa thing? Yep, on the same page as well...one of my new years resolutions is to stop skimping on myself and actually get my hair done and a mani/pedi once in a while. It's so hard to justify not only the spending but also being away from the little one, especially as a working mom when time is limited :) xo Chelsea play. wash. rinse. repeat.

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  12. Aaaaha that made me laugh...ummmm, okay, now can I listen to All About That Bass? BLESS HER! What a precious memory to document. Hilarious. I love it! And YAY for that pillow you have your eye on! ;) That whole site is filled with cute ones, isn't it?! LOVE! xx

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  13. So many great things in this post!
    Yay for such a great 20 week check and u/s! And, what the heck is it with that dang song? Marcus is OBSESSED (me? not so much)!
    Waverly's cleverness is awesome! There's so much negotiating and bargaining going on over here, too. These kiddos… :)
    Have a fabulous weekend, momma!

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  14. http://jacobandreasnow.blogspot.com
    Yay for 20 weeks! I am 13 weeks and I have weekly updates on my blog!
    I need to the Spa soon too!! Get a prenatal massage!
    I will do pregnancy materity fashion soon
    http://jacobandreasnow.blogspot.com
    Xoxo Snow

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  15. bahahha, how about you give me a cake pop and then i will say cheese :) that's great.
    my kids are 19 months and 3.5 and they are both hard to take pictures of these days. my older one just doesn't want to cooperate and my younger grabs the camera. i thought of waverly maye and wondered how you get her to smile so sweetly ;)
    high five for the great scan!

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  16. So sweet! And YAY for healthy baby reports! And YAY for long weekends! And YAY for having the same taste ;) haha! That is the dress I am getting for Charli for Valentine's Day! haha!!!! LOVE IT!!!!! Hope you guys have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

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  17. So sweet that Waverly waved to her baby sister! And how fun for you to see your little peanut again! It sounds like you are already getting a lot done... I'm so excited to follow along on this journey :) Happy Weekend!

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  18. YAY for healthy baby! That's what they said to me at Mia's ultrasound and it was SUCH a relief! Sweet Waverly, she really is going to be the BEST big sis! I love her "how about you give me..." Dying!!
    Also, I just went on a shopping spree online at Old Navy thanks to you, ha ha! #oops

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  19. Mac negotiates for suckers. These kids are just too smart! I love her outfit here. And I'm so jealous of your spa day! I need one of those desperately! Maybe I'll just have to get pregnant again?! :)

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  20. a spa day sounds glorious. but you're right it's so hard to carve out time and spend money on!

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  21. She is too cute! "How about you get me a cake pop and then I will say cheese?" So smart! And how do you say no to that? You can't. Which is exactly why she is a genius! lol.
    YAY for a wonderful ultrasound and a fabulous spa day! Hope you enjoy your long weekend mama! xo

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