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Naples, Florida, United States
Hi my name is Emileigh and I am married to my wonderful husband Nate. We have two children, Nataleigh (5) and Adam (3). I'm a stay-at-home-mom. I have a degree in applied science with my major focusing on Radiography.

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Monday, July 13, 2015

What??? You're moving again!

Oh yes, it's the story of my life for the last 7 years. We are now packing up and getting ready to move to Spring Hill, FL for Nate to finish out his clinicals till the end of the program. But you're really pregnant?! Yes I am! I am due in 15 days but I have learned over our many moves how to pack efficiently and to start early. My goal is to pack up everything we won't need over the next 6-7 months and label the boxes open in MI. This way I don't have to completely unpack this upcoming move since we are only going to be there for 6 months. I haven't had much help but I have to do it regardless if I have help or not. I'm drawing my strength and energy from the Lord (and coffee) because let's face the reality...I'm having a baby any day and the condo is not going to pack itself. Nate & I decided it's best to stay together as a family unit and its a short time so we can do anything!

That's all for now! Till next time!!

Maternity Pictures

My friend Rebecca, whom I met at MOPS, is a photographer. We talked about doing maternity pictures back in December at our Christmas party and we were able to accomplish just that on 6/30! We both were on Pinterest getting ideas and my expectations were met and surpassed! Thank you so much for creating these wonderful memories! Here are the pictures Rebecca posted on Facebook as a sneak peek. Can't wait to see the rest!

N did such a good job following directions and she looks like an angel here! She is so excited for this baby to get here. 

So the story behind this picture is funny now. It was almost a disaster and pictures almost didn't happen. I'm sitting on a slight hill and near my feet a couple feet away is a swamp area. Adam came running a little too fast down the hill and stepped right in the mud and almost fell backwards but recovered nicely. Thankfully I keep a tub of wet wipes in the van and we were able to clean him up in 5 minutes. The kids thought it was fun and kept running down the little hill. They stopped though after Rebecca said they wouldn't get their prize for doing a good job! She was amazing with the kids!

My honey & I 😍😍😍  he was such a trooper getting the pictures done after a long day of clinicals (not to mention the bugs were really bad and it was 90!) no complaining from him (I found an amazing one!!!)

One of my favorite pictures! The one on Pinterest has the woman's face completely covered by the book but I thought this would be better! 

Since the baby is a surprise, we had to take advantage of this picture opportunity. I LOVE how it turned out! Great job Rebecca!!

Last one is my favorite. I love how fun it is! The sign said, "SPEED HUMP" but she was able to work some magic and changed the wording! I love love love it!!!

Well that is all for now! Till next time!!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

36 week survey

Due date: 7-28-15
What fruit/vegetable are you: head of romaine lettuce (6 lbs & 18 1/2")
How far along: 36 weeks
Next appointment: Friday 7/3
Gender: still a surprise 
Total weight gain/loss: 40 lbs
Exercise: not much swimming here and there. It's just so hot out now I get overheated very easily 😩
Stretch marks: no new ones
Swelling: not much just some in my hands and ankles
Maternity clothes: of course! 
Belly button: flat but I doubt it will poke out. It didn't with my previous 2 pregnancies 
Sleep: sleeping ok. I haven't taken Unisom in a few weeks. I mainly try to get comfortable with my 10 million pillows
Food aversion/cravings: I'm loving it all. 
Symptoms: large baby bump, I waddle when I walk, weight gain, food cravings, frequent trips to the bathroom, insomnia and other symptoms 
Movement: yes and hurting more. Baby has been head down for several weeks.
Labor signs: I lost my mucous plug on 6/30 when I took the kids to the movies that day. 
What I miss: having a normal appetite and sleeping how I want. 
What I am loving: we had maternity pictures taken on 6/30 and look forward to sharing them with everyone. 
What I am looking forward to: spending quality time with Nate as he has been busy at clinicals in Hudson. 
Best moment of the week: maternity pics and all the time we got to spend with Nate. 4th of July was fun but the thunderstorms kept us from watching the fireworks this year. 
Milestones: making it another week!
News: none
Goals: let's see how long I can carry our surprise baby!
Weekly wisdom: keep drinking to stay hydrated. 

Happy 4th of July from our family to yours!  At the parade in Celebration, FL. 

My adorable children! ❤️ them

Well that's all for now! Till next time!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

35 weeks 35 days left!!!

Due date:7/28/15
What fruit are you: honey dew melon (5 1/4lbs & 18-22")
How far along: 35 weeks
Next appointment: Friday 6/26/15
Gender: surprise still but my guess is a boy
Total weight gain/loss: 37 lbs
Exercise: not much 
Stretch marks: yes but not sure if I have any new ones
Swelling: not really which I'm surprised by. 
Maternity clothes: of course!
Belly button: pretty flat
Sleep: good. Getting up twice a night now for the most part. 
Food aversion/cravings: Popsicles, meat, pickles
Symptoms: growing pump, increased frequency of using the bathroom, increasing pressure down near my lady parts. 
Movement: yes. Feels like an arm could come out!
Labor signs: dilated 1-2cm as of 2 weeks ago probably further along now is my guess. Contractions here and there. 
What I miss: sleeping flat and not peeing frequently. 
What I am loving: getting closer and closer to the due date. A few weeks ago I didn't think I was going to make it this far. 
What I am looking forward to: maternity pictures soon then when the big moment happens. 
Best moment of the week: seeing Inside Out as a family and celebrating Father's Day with my honey. 
Milestones: 35/35! Can't believe in around 35 days we are going to have another baby!
News: no new news.
Goals: would like to make it another week till after Nate takes his test Friday 7/3 to have the baby. We'll see!
Weekly wisdom: rest, drink and take care of you.

N's attempt 
A's attempt 

Went to lunch with my friend Emily (we went to x-Ray school together). Her family was vacationing in FL. So great to catch up with her!

Well that's all for now! Till next time!!

Baby Buchinger #3 Surprise Baby Sprinkle

While I was home visiting family in March, my sister-in-law Megan had organized a surprise sprinkle for me. I keep forgetting to do a post about it so here it is! The sprinkle was on Saturday, March 21, 2015 (I just so happened to be 21.5 weeks along!)

It was lovely and I was so excited she used stuff I made and the theme was hot air balloons like the nursery! She used the color palates I have picked out as well! She even invited some of my girlfriends along with family (Kendyl, Holly, Sarah, Hannah & Rachel, mom, Dorothy & Anne)

Here are some pictures of the fun event
My reaction! Totally surprised 😳😍

Presents for a game. You had to come up with a gift that is in the baby with the certain letter on the bag. It was very fun and I have never heard of it before!

Some of the prints I made that Megan printed off. 

The gifts and scrumptious cake from Zhenders!

Playing games

Yummy food Megan found off my blog entries about cravings and aversions!

Table decor pics

Pictures showing my growing baby bump and ultrasound pics.

Hot air balloon layette and baby blanket made by mom and GG.

Kendyl & I

The bump

I love all of these women!!!!

Dressed for church the next day. Love the sign!

Again, I am so grateful and thankful to my family & friends for blessing us and making us feel so loved and special! 

Well that's all for now! Till next time!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Nataleigh's Dance Recital

Nataleigh has worked very hard this last year practicing for her first recital. On Sunday, mom, Nate & I traveled to the Lakeland Theater to watch our girl perform! When the performances started I was impressed with the dances and got emotional. I know Nataleigh has been practicing a lot and working on mastering certain moves that she has struggled with and also she has been working on her timing. When the little Strawberry Shortcake girls took the stage I was so proud of my girl! She did am excellent job and did not miss a step. I cried with joy and was so proud of her!!! Here are a few pics from the day. 
Dress rehearsal the day before

Doing her makeup.

On our way

Love her face here!

With Nana

Daddy, Nataleigh & Mommy

 Love my girl! 

Mom & I waiting for the show to begin

Nate & I

Nataleigh with her friend Melissa after the recital


Ballerina necklace from Nana

I did it!

The ballerina bear Nana got her too! 

Had such a great time! We ordered the DVD of the performance and look forward to watching it and sharing it with our families. 

Well that is all for now! Till next time!!