Maternity pics

So I totally caved and we got maternity pics. I despise any pictures of me right now as I feel like a whale with the weight gain and swollen hands/arms/face/feet. My friend Eva’s husband, Patrick, does photography and did the pics dirt cheap(Thank YOU!), so I took the offer so Lily will have pictures of being in my belly 😉

The day was full of stress that ended up in laughter. To help feel pretty I went to Saks to get my makeup done at MAC. Of course the day I go in it was prom. The place was packed. They called anyone who could apply lipstick to come work because the chick I had painted my face like a drag queen!!

Seriously people!

I told her it was for a maternity session and I wanted light pinks. Homegirl painted my black eye brows even blacker and BIGGER! She went way too dark on the lid and smeared white shimmer on the upper brow! She went way over my lips to make them bigger – and used a pencil 3 shades darker than the light pink lipstick- needless to say I quickly left Saks and drove home crying!

I knew it was bad when I pulled up and Mike couldn’t stop starring at me. When he said, “Whoa babe, that is crazy….that is really bad”. I ran to the bathroom to perform damage control and Mike followed me repeating “that is bad”. I think he was in such shock but all it did was make this preggo cry harder!

In the end I washed off the horrible mask and started from scratch!!! I am to laugh about it now!

i swear there is only one baby in there!

 
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  1. Emily Ley commented:
    May 25, 2011 Reply

    Oh my gosh, these are so sweet! I love the last one! And the Steelers Jersey!!! xoxoxo

  2. joyce romano commented:
    May 25, 2011 Reply

    Amy, You look beautiful. Michael looks sooo happy. Your special day, the birth of your daughter Lily, is arriving soon. Sleep as much as you can!!!!! We are anxiously awaiting our granddaughter to arrive and find her home in her beautiful PINK room!!!
    Love you, Joyce

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And here it is…

We are finally done with Lily’s room. The only thing left to do is place pictures in the frames.

I bought a different crib skirt that I probably won’t get until I am in the hospital due to its popularity at Pottery Barn- cute thing is that it came from the “Lily” collection! I hope this kid likes pink. I can’t wait until she is born and she breathes life into the room! Anyways here are some pics!

The dresser in the closet was actually my baby dresser!! We just had it antiqued!
The two dolls & plate were mine as a baby, the frame holds the adorable baby shower invite, and the framed knit top was made by Lily’s Great Great Grandma for her Great Nana!
The decal I ordered off Etsy 😉
Well that is it! I really hope she likes it! 3 more weeks!!!!
 
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So Blessed!

Alisha Chwala & Emily Ley made me feel so blessed. These two lovely ladies hosted an amazing baby shower. The shower was perfect in every way.

First, the invitations that Emily created through her company (Emily Ley Paper) made me tear up they were so lovely. The color scheme was pink and green and the monogram she created for Lily was so deliciously sweet and was used throughout the shower! The invitation was a great preview of the decor Alisha and Emily thought of.

I am a lover of flowers and have them on display somewhere in my house at all times. The flowers at the shower were perfect! There was a frame where all attendees wrote sweet messages that I now placed on Lily’s bookshelf.

Outside these creative ladies came up with a “bow making” table. I thought this was the cutest idea ever! There were tons of headbands, clips, flowers and ribbons where everyone was able to create some adorable hair candy for my little Lily!

Outside around Alisha’s gorgeous pool was a fine set up of yummy food & drinks. The tables had sweet pink silk linens and custom made green overlays to match the invitation. On each plate was a take home gift – stationary from Emily Ley Paper!

Above the food was a cute bunting of baby pictures of Mike and myself. Food was perfect- a brunch inspired menu with fresh fruit, pastries, baked brie, egg casseroles, mini sticky buns, fruit and yogurt parfaits, and Emily made a sock-it-to-me cake. So funny, she told me to try this cake that her mom gave her and she had no idea that I grew up eating that exact recipe.

For dessert, Alisha made mouth watering red velvet cupcakes and had them displayed on a cute tower where on top there were delish Starbucks pink cake pops!!!!  I am incredibly grateful for all the ladies that made this day so wonderful and making me feel so blessed. Lily was given some amazing gifts and I have so many creative friends that made some marvelous things for her. I am going to have a blast dressing her in her new clothes. What also made the shower/weekend so special was that Mike’s mom, Joyce, was able to fly down and share this special moment!

Emily and I have only known each other for little less than 3 years. We were able to meet through mutual friends, and pretty much hit it off right from the start. Her husband, Bryan, and Mike are good buddies too and for the past two summers we have our True Blood Sundays. We have obsession for HBO’s vampire show, True Blood, and every Sunday we meet to enjoy wine and dinner before the show starts.  It is during these family-like Sundays & our Wednesday lunches where we truly bonded and learned so much about each other. It is amazing to sit and think about the conversations we had about our desires to start a family and look where we are now! Emily and Bryan are blessed to have sweet Brady who is now 12 weeks young and I only have 3+ weeks until Miss Lily is born. And let it be said, Emily and I have had so much fun planning the arrangement of marriage between our kids.

I love you Emily Sue. Thank you so much for co-hosting the shower and the love & support you give me.

**also a BIG thank you to Emily’s mom, Mrs. Stephanie Cowan, for giving Lily her first piece of jewelry!!! It is so adorable and I can’t wait to put it on her.**

The only place to start with Alisha is junior high- yep I have known this girl for a looooong time. We went to high school together and even college! If it wasn’t for Alisha living in Tampa I could still be in Nashville. I came down to visit her and 3 weeks later I was driving with my car packed to the sunshine state. I was one of Alisha’s maid of honors and she was one of my matron of honors. It has been amazing to have her by my side as we have gone through life’s moments.

I have a lifetime of amazing memories with her that we love to reminisce about often over a good margarita or glass of vino! Alisha has been that friend that has a zest for life and if I am ever in a damper mood she knows exactly how to cheer a sister up. We have pedi’s together on the regular where we either have light conversations about celeb gossip or deep discussions about life’s ups and downs. I am fortunate to have her friendship and we will remain friends until we are some hot old floridian ladies with grey hair and raisin-like skin from our years of drinking margs out on the boat! Thank you Alisha for your hard work in making the baby shower truly magical. I love you sista mary francis xoxoxo.

 

 

 
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  1. Emily Ley commented:
    May 25, 2011 Reply

    You are so sweet!!! Im so glad you loved it… and so glad to experience this with you! xoxoxo

  2. Shauna commented:
    May 26, 2011 Reply

    Wish I lived closer so I could have been there to celebrate with you! Love you, Famous Amous! Can't wait for Lily to get here…

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Hey Strangers!

To date I am almost 34 weeks! At 30 weeks we went in for our ultrasound (our last one with our doctor) and a checkup. Miss Lily was measuring at a healthy 3.4 lbs and we even saw her open her eyes on the ultrasound…..so amazing. At the 30 week checkup our amazing tech. was able to point out that baby girl had hair!!! Little fine baby hair. I am so excited to see her lovely locks when she arrives!

Since they were able to measure her they gave estimates for her birth weight. If delivered at full term she could weigh at most 8.5 lbs, but it is more likely that she will be in the high 7’s…. Mike and I already placed bets. I think mine was 7.11 or 7.12 and Mike said 8.1, any others want to guess???

It was said that our daughter has a big head! So look out world, we are giving birth to a brainiac- screw Hillary…Lily Mackenzie Romano for president 😉

 
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  1. momof3 commented:
    May 25, 2011 Reply

    Hey I say keep it in the family–she'll weigh 9.5 like my boys! You go girl!!

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