Elves in Iowa - Day 3!

Christmas Books!!

This one looks like a little santa bag..soo cute :)

This one is full of Christmas Carols and even comes with a sing-along-cd! Very fun!


Elves in Iowa - Day 2!

Today little man got a cute little camera!! Now maybe he will not need to play with Mommy's expensive one..ha!


Doctors appointment went great today..well, if you think great consists of waiting another week! Blahhh!!! At least he is healthy and happy....I just keep telling him he would be so much happier out here! I will go back in next Wednesday and we'll see how things are progressing at that point. Guess I wont have a Christmas Baby, but for my sanity I hope he makes it by New Years!! :)


Moss Christmas!

We had the Farmer's side of the family's Christmas celebration on Saturday morning! I forgot my camera...actually I had it packed in my hospital bag, hehe!! Anyway I decided to take a pic of the fun stuff I got when we got back home!

JoElyn drew my name this year and got me the fabulous Fiesatware Relish/Utility Trays! She didn't even know I had been wanting them! They are being discontinued after December 31st! They are the perfect size for a cob of sweet corn or a hot dog :) Soo cute! She also gave me the Cowboy Night Before Christmas book...it is sooo adorable! Can't wait to read it to Merritt!! The Farmer's parents gave me the Wise men set to my Willow Tree Nativity (below) They have been giving me a set every year since we got engaged..only a few more pieces and it will be complete! Love it!!! All the girls also got purple tool sets! And we got some other fun stuff in our stockings! AND we ate and ate and ate!! :)

Can you believe The Farmer and I haven't opened our gifts to/from each other yet?!?! Last year I insisted we rip everything open on December 1st!! haha!!! I am actually waiting until Christmas morning this year, so it will actually feel like Christmas...or maybe we will be in the hospital?!?! :) This will be my VERY first Christmas ever to not be home in Mississippi, and wouldn't you know it has been soo nice here in Iowa. There is NO snow on the ground and the forecast doesn't seem to be predicting a White Christmas..crazy! The one time I actually want it to snow!! boo! Anyway my fam is going to come up when little Merritt finally decides to arrive, so at least I will get to see them around Christmas, even if I don't get to go home :) It will be very weird, but worth it to have my little babe!!!


Elves in Iowa - Day 1

No, he is not here yet, but the elves still came!! ;)

They brought him this super fun soft farm block set by Galt!

They are sooo cute!
I'm pretty sure the elves found these on Zulily, not sure where else you can get them :)

p.s. I go back to the doc in the morning! My blood pressure has been good at the last two appointments, but I am still on the modified bed rest just to make sure it stays down. Hopefully he will come soon! Only 11 more days until my due date, but he is fully cooked at this point, so anytime is good with me :)


Babys First Christmas?!?!?

I'm not sure if this will be his first Christmas or not, but he will have presents, just in case!! :)

These are from me and the Farmer...

V-Tech Push and Learn Pony

V-Tech Sit-to-Stand Farm Walker

And The Little People Nativity!! I got this one off Ebay, because I liked the look of it better than the new one they have out!

No, I'm not gonna wrap them...I'm sure he won't mind!!! ha!!

This is what Santa is bringing him...he decided to drop it off early! hehe :)
'Twas The Night Before Christmas Little People Set! Soo cute!


Of course the Elves are coming to visit too, but you will have to wait until the week before Christmas for that!!

All I want for Christmas is my sweet baby Merritt!!! :)


37 weeks!!!

I know this phone pic is awful but I don't feel like uploading the other 27 that I made the Farmer take with my good camera! haha! You just better feel lucky I like the way I look in this enough to post it!! :) Good thing the Farmer is tall...such a good angle! ha!

The appointment went GREAT!! My blood pressure was back to normal!! The bad news is I have to continue the bed rest routine in order to keep it normal...blahhh!!!! At this point we are just taking it week by week, so STAY TUNED!!! Maybe I will have a Christmas Baby afterall :)

Don't worry, you know I am prepared with Babys First Christmas AND Babys First New Years outfits just in case!! ;)


Christmas 2011 Decor!!

Yes! I know this has taken forever for me to post, but better now than never :)

You see that big box in the corner wrapped in blue/white snowmen?!?! That's to me from the Farmer!!! He just brought it in one day and put it under the tree....umm who are you and where is my husband?!?! Can't wait to open it!!! Speaking of the Farmer, he has been such a trooper since I got put on bedrest. He cooks, he cleans, he picks up all the things I drop (never thought I could get more clumsy!), he comforts me when I cry over the dumbest things, he even puts on my shoes & socks when it's time for my daily walk (no! I can't put them on by myself...we past that point weeks ago!!) He basically waits on me hand and foot. Not sure I am gonna be able to go back to doing things for myself when this is all over! What a sweet boy I married :) Last night he put together the swing and the stroller that have been sitting in my office in boxes since this summer...things got really REAL when I decided to push the stroller around, i felt like a Momma!!! :)

How cute are our pink and green stockings!??!?!

These are my new finds from Hobby Lobby! Soo cute!!

I decided to just put the little tree up this year...less to take down :)

pink and green lights :)

found these Noel and Peace signs from Hobby Lobby too!

I made this a few years back...just love it :)

Well I'm off to do my walking dvd!! We had a lot of snow on Saturday, so I'm not going to venture out and risk slipping/falling..did I mention how much more clumsy I have become?!?! Another appointment on Wednesday, so I'll keep yall posted on Peep's progress :)



Long time, no post! Sorry, but I have been busy and totally bored at the same time! At my last doctor visit, I was diagnosed...wow that's a scary word...hmmm instead lets just say my doctor "told me" that I had gestational hypertension (another scary word!), it's actually just high blood pressure, so it's not THAT scary, but I do have to be on bed rest (on my left side) from noon to 5:00pm every day. At 5, I am supposed to take a walk (at which point, I am dying to do after laying around for 5 hours!!) then it's back to resting after that. She told me I wasn't in any serious danger, but I needed to be diligent about my rest so little Peep stays in and cooks a bit longer! I will be 36 weeks this week, so I am getting VERY close!! Hopefully I wont go insane with all this "rest," who would have thought being ordered to do nothing would be annoying...hehe :)

I have some super cute Christmas decor pics to share as soon as feel like uploading and editing them! So stay tuned :)

Ohh on another note, at my shower, my friend Cora had on this AMAZING sparkle OPI red nail polish that just screamed Christmas/Holiday Season. I had been meaning to pick some up at the salon, but didn't have a chance before I got put on house arrest..I mean bed rest, ha! Anyway, the Farmer and his little sis JoElyn made a Wal-Mart run for me on Saturday, so I wouldn't have to get out. Thank goodness JoJo went along, she picked me up some rubbish celebrity magazines along with a couple of fun Christmas romance novels to try and ward off the boredom! They also, so sweetly, swung by the salon and picked up the FABULOUS nail polish I had been wanting!! It's called Gettin' Miss Piggy With It, from the Muppets OPI line!
It's sooo holiday, right?!?! No, those aren't my nails..although I have to say, thanks to pre-natal vitamins, my nails have never looked better!! She also picked me up some plain OPI Red nail polish to put on as a base coat. I think this makes the sparkle more intense! I did my nails last night and they look sooo cute!! I hope my doctor likes them, since that's the only person I'll be seeing anytime soon..hahaha!

I'll keep yall posted on the baby cooking and try to post those decor pics soon!! Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving...December, here we come!!!


Gifts Re-cap!

After I skyped with my Momma and Sis this weekend and showed off all my fun stuff, I put it all away in his nursery...then realized I wanted to take pics of some things to show yall...so I tried to take most of it back out...so here is a recap of most of what I got!!

My Momma (Honey Gram) got me this oh-soo-cute cowboy diaper bag stuffed FULL of baby things...but I took all of it out and started packing his stuff for the hospital in it, so all you get a pic of is the fab bag!! hehe!

Fabulous monogram on both sides!!

My sister got me this adorable bib and burp cloth set from The Hay Patch http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHayPatch Love this Etsy store!! She also got him some bath towels and a onsie that says my Auntie rocks...or some saying about how fabulous she is...ha!

Nancy, who works with my Momma, sent me the cutest little cowboy things...this monogrammed tote, along with matching bib, burp cloth and diaper holder! I love the little red headed boy!! Soo sweet!

Of course my Momma had to send some Mississippi State Gear!! Don't worry he has plenty of South Dakota State stuff too!!

My Grandma (Poo) sent these cute little barn shoes! The barn door opens and there is a cow inside!! :)

My Aunt Jan and cousins Hollye and Renae sent this cute tote with our farm logo on it, his name is on the front side and there is a matching blanket! Soo fun!

I had not seen this before....did you know the Eric Carle who does the Hungry Caterpillar stuff, has a farm animal book too!?!? Well Merritt has it now thanks to Grandma Moss (The Farmer's Momma) Aunt JoJo and Aunt Brandi. It is sooo cute!! The other night I read it to him and pushed all the animal sounds and he just kicked and kicked, my little farm boy already!! They also got Merritt another farm book, bath toys and alligator towels/washcloths!! The Eric Carle horse is from my Aunt Jan and cousins Hollye and Renae...I had no idea he made a horse either! And here I was thinking he only wrote about caterpillars!!

Grandma Vermeer made him this amazing blanket..it's so soft and perfect for his baptism! She also made him some baby sized hangers (next pic!) We love the big ones she makes for us!!

UD (Uncle Den) and Aunt Betty got him his first camo and some John Deere toys! Now UD just has to take him hunting!

My bestie Britt got him the cutest diaper bag..monogrammed of course!! and some other fun goodies too!!

My co-workers sent all these fun bath time essentials!! Love it!! Can't wait to give him his first bath!

My best friend from high school, Misty, and her Momma and sisters sent all this SUPER cute monogrammed cowboy stuff!!! Notice how the blanket matches his nursery fabric!! Love it!!

My lovely hostesses got me a Pack and Play!! I just need to get it out of the box now!! Great Grandma Moss (The Farmer's Grandma) got him some bath time stuff and the book Goodnight Moon, his cousin Auggie (August Ann) got him Ducky Towels, washcloths and a robe, his cousin Cade-O got him the Leap Frog farm animal magnet set, the Farmer's cousins Dan and Tessa got him the cutest vest/shirt/and overall set, and last but not least, our friends Kati and Jared got him an adorable wrangler outfit!!

All the towels and clothes are in the wash or I would have taken pics of those too!! He has also been getting packages all along the way from friends, family, and co-workers! What a spoiled little man already!! :)

Thank yall all so much for the fabulous loot!! Merritt kicks thank you too :)


Merritt's Baby Shower!!!

Last Saturday my fab besties threw me a baby shower!! It was SOO much fun...we decided to do a brunch affair since I am in LOVE with eggbakes, monkey breads, and muffins! The food was soo gooooood!! Wish I could have it every day!! First we ate, then everyone introduced themselves and gave me some baby advice, next we played a few games, and lastly I got open a ton of great gifts!!! I will try to share most of them with you on the blog at some point!! But for now, just check out the shower pics!!

Me at 33 weeks...I put this pic on facebook and everybody is commenting on how good/small I look...for the record I am a photographer and know my angles, in real life I actually look like a mix between a wildebeest and shamu...no chance I am posting an unposed/candid pic of me ANYWHERE!!! haha! p.s. I HATE it when I ruin a good pic by doing the "stretch neck excited face," soo unflattering!

Me and the fabulous hostesses!! Love these gals :)

Cake table!

The food!!! MMMmmmmm! Missing from pic...the bacon wrapped sausages!!

Food again!

Close up of the beautiful flowers!

The cake!! It matched the invite!! Soo cute and sooo good!

cute napkins!

water bottles!

Isn't this a fabulous punch bowl?!? Love it!

Me with all my amazing gifts!! I would like to make note that I REALLY wanted to crop my gross thighs out of this pic, but just for yall I left it alone, so you could see all the loot...your welcome :)