Sunday, February 13, 2011

E: Josh’s Birthday & Pregnancy Update

As always, hope you’ve been enjoying your weekend! Ours has been great- the weather has been nice and Saturday was Josh’s birthday! To start his day off right, I made him a parfait using Stonyfield’s whole milk yogurt. This stuff is seriously creamy and doesn’t have that gross watery layer on top. Neither of us had, had whole milk yogurt in forever and really enjoyed it. Look for a Stonyfield giveaway in an upcoming post!!




After breakfast, Josh headed to play basketball and I headed to Body Step. When he got back home, we opened his presents and had lunch. I got him a personalized Eagle’s jersey (with his number and our last name on the back):


Eagle’s bibs for the baby to be:


And a couple of slices of his favorite pie (key lime) from the Village bakery (this place rocks and I can’t wait to go back for breakfast or lunch):



He also got awesome cards & gifts from his parents and my parents:


For dinner, we met up with friends at one of his favorite spots- Qdoba. Luckily, he had a sweet coupon:


I got a salad with chicken, lots of veggies and a side of guacamole:


Josh got burrito:


We also went to Menchie’s for dessert. Unfortunately, due to almond butter cookies I ate prior to dinner ;) (recipe to come!), I was too full for frozen yogurt! But Josh enjoyed a bowl on the house:


The birthday boy & me:


I think Josh had a great day :)

Pregnancy Update: Week 15-


Week 16-


Things seem to be going really well! My only complaint is that I am having trouble sleeping(I know, I know…its only going to get tougher!). I picked up one of those pregnancy pillows and its helping a lot. I am actually loving my little belly. I can’t wait to feel the little guy/gal move and find out if its a boy or a girl (any guesses ?;))!! Things that have surprised me: How funny my belly button is starting to look :) As always, if you have any questions- let me know!

What has been the best part of your weekend so far?


Averie said...

I love seeing your belly! You look adorable!!!!!! And yes, sleeping will only get worse but that's's for a good cause :)

You are glowing!!!!

My guess is a girl. Have no idea why though!

Anonymous said...

I love how much of a couple you two are; two of everything! the updates look great- congrats on going so well!

Lauren said...

Awww, Josh is so lucky to have such a thoughtful wife. I think I got Toly the exact same thing for his birthday one year! The personalized jersey is the perfect gift! So glad Josh had a nice B-day.

As always my dear, you are looking so fantastic. Honestly, this pregnancy thing was made for you. ;)

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Looks like you treated Josh to a wonderful birthday :-) And I looove the bulldog cards! Funny thing; my mom has a HUGE collection of them because that's all anyone ever buys her haha.

Corey @ the runners cookie said...

You and Josh are adorable! You were so sweet to do all that for him on his birthday. Totally agree with Averie - you are GLOWING in your pictures!! I'm sure its tough to not be sleeping well, but you are so happy and excited I'm sure it hardly matters :)

Simply Life said...

oooh I'm so glad to hear it's going well! My guess- girl!

itsawrapteacher said... are so cute with your little bump! You're going to make a fabulous mom. Keep us updated!

VeggieGirl said...


TiffersRunsTX said...

Happy birthday to Josh! Looks like y'all had an amazing time!

AND YOU ARE THE MOST PRESH PREGGO EVER! Congrats to you guys! You two are going to rock this kid's world, I just know it! XOXO!

Lee said...

I think it's a boy. You look so cute.

Megan D said...

You look great!! I love the little bibs! Hope the sleeping gets easier :)

Lauren (Healthy Delicious) said...

you're so cute!!!

and for some reason, I'm feeling boy.

Shannon said...

looking good lady ;) happy bday to josh!!

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

You're so cute with your baby bump. Sounds like you guys had a great Saturday!

Amelia said...

Your bump is so cute! Pregnancy suits you well. Did you know that the gross liquid on top of yogurt is actually the whey and contains beneficial vitamins, calcium, and protein? If stirred into the yogurt it makes it creamer and more nutritious.

Key lime pie is Josh's favorite? I guess I know what I'll bring to the next blogger meet up. ;)

Maria said...

Happy Birthday to Josh! Glad you guys had a fun time celebrating. I just read your trip post too, how fun!

Glad things are going well with the babe! I am so happy for you guys!

Julie said...

my first instinct went GIRL but idk now! if it's a girl she's going to be gorrrrrrrgeous!!! and a really intense eagles fan hahaha so her and my kids won't be able to hang out because i'm not supposed to like the eagles because deej is a giants fan hahaha

great birthday for josh! hahaha thank god for the coup ;) and almond butter cookies, key lime pie and menchies? i'm coming to visit you for my birthday haha

enjoy your sunday girl :0

vanillasugar said...

sooo happy for you! and you look so cute in your bikini. only you could rock a bikini while pregnant.
we didn't like quodoba (sp?) that much. rice was stale, not enough cheese, and really gross veggis

RhodeyGirl said...

You look great!!!!!!

Kerstin said...

Happy Birthday to Josh - looks like the perfect bday celebration!!

Sarah said...

I can't wait for the almond butter cookie post, mmm!

The extra pillow around your tummy and between your legs helps so much. I'm actually still using it if I sleep on my side because I got so used to it :)

I'm hoping you have a beautiful little girl because she'll be so cute, and when we finally can plan a visit our girls can play together!

Susan said...

Aw sounds like Josh had a great birthday! You definitely went the extra mile for your man ; )

You look great by the way - so happy and healthy.

And I'm excited for the upcoming posts - gimme cookies!

Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete said...

Yay!! I really am loving these updates. You look great, and I hope that I can look as good as you when I get preggers!!

Stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

I love these updates! Your belly is so cute!! My guess is for a boy, don't know why but that's just what I'm thinking :) So glad you guys are having a good weekend!!!!

Janetha said...

Oh my gosh, I can't wait to see how cute your baby is. He/She is going to be the most adorable little thing!

Happy birthday to Josh. Fun that his birthday fell on the weekend. Great cards. People ALWAYS get Marshall basset hound birthday cards.

You are the parfait queen--even when making your own!

Love you tons :)

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

You look so happy and glowing! Seriously. You two are going to be great parents. I love the Eagles bib for the little guy/girl. Andy is totally dressing our baby in all Chargers gear whenever the day comes.

Happy birthday to Josh!!!

Holly said...

I don't think I've ever had whole milk yogurt?!! But I LOVE Stonyfield's yogurt. It is delicious....I go through those huge containers WAY too quickly. ;-)

It's funny because one of the spin instructors at my gym is preggers, and she is due in July. So her bump is starting to show, too! I hope you get to sleeping better soon....does your doc have any recommendations?? My guess is....boy?? I have no idea why....I am usually wrong with my guesses, so you'll probably have a girl! ;-)

Best part of my weekend was hanging with my sister last night since her hubs was out of town!

Krista said...

Erica, you look FANTASTIC, girl!!! I adore your bump and happy belated to Josh!

Melissa@ For the Love of Health said...

You are too adorable for words! I love the belly!
Happy Birthday to your man! Today is my birthday as well! The highlight of my week is the party my amazing friends threw for me last night! :-)

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said...

Glad your hub had such a good birthday!! You look adorable with your belly!

teresa said...

happy birthday josh! what a fun birthday.

you look adorable, and good for you for exercising and eating so well during your pregnancy. i so wish i had when i was pregnant!

Anonymous said...

Fun!! Happy b-day Josh! I used to hit Qdoba alll the time in Boston before we got a Chipotle..but that's where my true loyalty lies ;D

Allison said...

Aww cute belly!!!!! Best part of my weekend so far has been the massage I got. It had been a long time coming!

Anonymous said...

You look so beautiful Erica, I'm so happy for you and Josh :) I bet he is just in awe of you during this process. I'm excited for the cookie recipe! Love the his and hers dinner. Woman salad, man burrito. Very Erin and Rob as well. :) xo you wonderful sweet woman!

Stephanie in Suburbia said...

Ugh, sleeping is a toughie! The pillow is great. I don't know how you feel about meds, but about halfway through my third trimester, I was sleeping about 3 hours a night and my doctor gave me a TOTALLY SAFE anxiety reducer that helped me fall asleep (versus knocking me and the baby out for a whole night). I still use it today. It's called Vistaril. Anyway, if you find that you aren't sleeping well for weeks at a time, you may wish to consider that or try some yoga before bed (that helped me for awhile until I just became so big, nothing helped).

Heather said...

Your belly is the cutest thing EVER.
Sounds like it was a great birthday for Josh!

Kerr said...

I love seeing your belly grow each week. Congrats on getting back to teaching. Happy Valentine's day!

Rebecca said...

Pregnancy has got to be the greatest thing in the world. It's just incredible what our bodies can do for us!

Bridget said...

You look awesome!! Happy B-day Josh!
Yeah my friend was NOT happy about her belly button changes but luckily it went back to the way it was and she was fine :) haha. Aww good luck with the sleeping I've heard that is a huge pain!

Laural (bhealthier) said...

Im guessing its a boy because ive been seeing tons of pregnant bellies recently and it looks like a boy cuz your belly is higher up. Just a theory that my friends' mom told me and I noticed it, and it was true among the last 5 of our friends babies!

You look absolutely wonderful! I hope the pillow helps and gettin better sleep!

Happy bday to Josh, looks like you made it super special!

Katy said...

Just clicked over from Geek Turned Athlete, and had to speak up after seeing the last comment! I most assuredly am having a boy and carrying VERY low, so I would've bet girl with a higher bump! Best wishes!

Lea @ Healthy Coconut said...

I want to guess that you are having a girl :)

My mom told me about how you can tell the sex of the baby by the baby bump. She tells me about stuff like that and I think it's a coincidence that she guess right.

fittingbackin said...

I'm so glad you linked to this - I had missed it! Heart the little tiny baby bump! And free fro yo? Nice! I hope your sleeping is already better!

Priyanka said...

Congratulations Erica! I am so happy for you, this is absolutely great news.

*Naomi* said...

looove the pics!!! you look beautiful!

Katie said...

Happy birthday to Josh! Key lime pie is one of my favorite, too. Love that jersey you got him! Such a sweet idea.

You look SO gorgeous Erica. So happy!

Pound said...

awww, cute!! keep feeling good!

Natalie said...

I hope that when I'm pregnant, I'm as cute as you!!! :)