Saturday, June 29, 2013

21 Week Baby Bump Update!


How far along? 21 weeks 2 days!

Baby is the size of? A banana {according to What to Expect When Your Expecting}


Maternity clothes? Still wearing maternity pants and some maternity tops! I can still fit into non-maternity dresses and looser/longer tops.

Stretch marks? Not yet, and I hope they never show up! Still using Belli Elasticity Belly Oil every night.

Symptoms? None this week!  Feeling great!

Sleep? I have had the hardest time falling asleep recently! I'm tired but I get into bed and my mind just goes a mile a minute and I can't turn it off!  I just keep thinking of all things I need to do with the nursery and the house and then I find I'm just keeping myself up.  And then I have the hardest time getting out of bed in the morning too. Hopefully this goes away!

Best moment of the week? Celebrating my 3 year wedding anniversary and of course, seeing my baby bump grow!

Miss anything? Sleeping on my stomach, over easy eggs, alcohol...

Movement? Yes,she's moving more and more everyday!

Food cravings? Sweets.....

Anything making you quesy or sick? None.

Have you started to show yet? Yup...people are really starting to notice when I'm out and about now!

Baby is a? GIRL!

Belly button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or moody most of the time? Happy!

Looking forward to: Getting the nursery together...I've started doing some paint samples on the wall trying to figure out what color I'm going to paint it.  Hopefully the hubby will help me put the crib together this week! 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Happy 3 Years!

Three years ago today, I married my best friend.



I can't believe how fast time goes by and every day I'm thankful to have this man in my life! Here's to many more anniversaries!




Tonight, we'll be celebrating at The Melting Pot, one of our favorite restaurants and the restaurant that we've been celebrating anniversaries at since we started dating! 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Nursery progress...?

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Since I found out that our little baby is going to be a girl, I've been brainstorming and thinking about her nursery non-stop!  Currently her room looks like this......


Yea.......its been a "dump all the junk" room since we moved in {there is actually more that you can't see in the picture}.  I plan to start cleaning the room out this week and setting up her crib which is the big box in the picture to the right.  We decided to go with the Pottery Barn Kendall Crib in white:


As far as the other furniture goes, I haven't totally decided on it all yet. I need to get the hubby to go to Buy Buy Baby with me to sit in some glider chairs.  We were originally thinking of going with the Pottery Barn Kids Swivel Glider in white, but its just so darn expensive! At close to $1,000, I just feel like we can find a chair that is just as comfy at Buy Buy Baby {I actually was there the other day and the chairs were great and significantly less!}

Now for the fun part, what theme/colors am I going to go with?  Well, it took me FOREVER to decide and I spent many many hours on Project Nursery just looking at pictures trying to see if I can narrow down what I want.  I realized that I was drawn to a lighter palate, rather than bright colors and I, of course, want to use pink!  I know some women really do not like to use pink for girls, but I am just not one of them!  I've always loved the color pink and I think it makes a little girl's nursery so cute!  Now, there is a line of course. I don't want it to look like pink threw up all over her room!

So, I *think* I am going to go with light pink, grey, and white.  This has been a very common theme I've seen recently but I think its just so beautiful and timeless.  I haven't been able to find one picture that sums up what I want but here are some pictures that encompass the vibe I want:





What do you think?  I also was really drawn to pink, navy, and white but somehow I kept leaning towards the grey instead.  It's very possible that I might change my mind, but for now....this is the direction I'm going in! 

Be back later this week with stroller talk!  Have a great rest of the day :)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

20 Week Baby Bump Update!


How far along? 20 weeks...halfway there! I can't believe it!

Baby is the size of? Still a mango {according to What to Expect When Your Expecting}

Maternity clothes? 100% in maternity pants. I can still wear non-maternity dresses and tops {although I'm wearing a Target Maternity t-shirt in the picture above and they're soo comfy!}

Stretch marks? Not yet, and I hope they never show up! Still using Belli Elasticity Belly Oil every night.

Symptoms? Not really...feeling great this week!

Sleep? I'm sleeping pretty well! Getting used to being on my side too.  I haven't even been getting up to pee in the middle of the night...I've just been out the whole night!

Best moment of the week? Getting to see many of my college friends last weekend in Chicago for a bachelorette party!  And of course....finding out that Bubbles is a girl!! It was funny because the ultrasound tech said that our little one was like standing on my cervix in a bent over position. I swear she listened to me and was like bent over with her legs spread because we got a very clear shot to know that she's a girl! Lol Since this was our anatomy scan, they also were checking to make sure she's growing normally {checking her size and heart, kidneys, etc.} and we're so happy everything is normal with her! She is growing perfectly so fingers crossed the rest of the pregnancy goes this smooth!

Miss anything? Missing alcohol for sure.  With the weather being so nice and warm, I just want to sit outside and have a drink at the end of the day.

Movement? Yes, I'm feeling little one move every day but just little movements at this point. I can't wait to feel her move more strongly!

Food cravings? Still loving fruit....cantaloupe, watermelon, cherries, peaches, etc.

Anything making you quesy or sick? None.

Have you started to show yet? Yes, my belly is getting bigger and bigger!

Baby is a? GIRL!

Belly button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or moody most of the time? Been pretty happy!

Looking forward to: Getting her nursery started! Now that I know she's a she, I've started trying to figure out how I want to decorate her room.  We received our crib from pottery barn the other day but its still in the box. I need to clear our her room and start getting things organized before we put her crib together, and then I just need to decide on what other furniture to order....but its very exciting to finally have a direction to move in!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

It's a...............

Well today we had our 20 week anatomy ultrasound and after many pep talks to Bubbles about having its legs spread so that we can see its junk....it listened! 


It's a GIRL!!!!!

We are over the moon excited to finally know and so so happy that baby is looking perfectly healthy!  Now I can really start thinking about names and can start working on her nursery!! 

Will be back on Thursday with my 20 week update and an updated picture of baby girl!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

19 Week Baby Bump Update!




How far along? 19 weeks

Baby is the size of? A mango {according to What to Expect When Your Expecting}

Maternity clothes? All my pants are maternity these days but I can still do loose non-maternity tops.  The dress I'm wearing in the picture above is Target Maternity....love it! Super soft. I also absolutely love the Target Maternity tank tops, so if your newly preggers...go get them for sure!

Stretch marks? Not yet, and I hope they never show up! Still using Belli Elasticity Belly Oil every night.

Symptoms? Just my back acting up.

Sleep? I'm getting better at sleeping on my side now, but my shoulders still get achy from it.  I'm also sleeping with a body pillow which helps.  

Best moment of the week? Seeing my stomach move from the baby kicking/moving around! So weird!

Miss anything? Sweet tea and over easy eggs.

Movement? Yup, little one is moving around more and more each day! Doc and I have now been able to feel it a lot from the outside and now I can start to see my stomach move when the baby kicks!

Food cravings? Still loving fruit....cantaloupe, watermelon, cherries, peaches, etc.

Anything making you quesy or sick? Nope!

Have you started to show yet? Yup, my belly is popping for sure!

Baby is a? Don't know yet, but will know on Tuesday!! Counting down the days...

Belly button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or moody most of the time? Happy most of the time.

Looking forward to: Our anatomy scan on Tuesday!! We will find out the sex of little one and get to see all its organs and whatnot.  Can't wait to see how much its grown and fingers crossed, it will cooperate and let us see its junk! I don't want to go home still wondering how to decorate our nursery because little one had it hands in between its legs or something {Doc actually did this when his mom was pregnant with him and they never knew what he was until he came out.} Of course, I just want a healthy baby so I'm anxious to make sure baby's anatomy is healthy and normal, BUT I can't help and focus on what little one is going to be! I don't care boy or girl...just want a healthy one and want to know so that I can start planning!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

18 Week Baby Bump Update!


Please excuse the not-so-great pic of me, but I wanted to show me at 18 weeks!

How far along? 18 weeks

Baby is the size of? A sweet potato {according to What to Expect When Your Expecting}

Maternity clothes? This past week, I was in Chicago so I ended up hitting the Gap store on Michigan Avenue which had a great selection of maternity clothes!  I got a pair of their 1969 Always Skinny jeans and I LOVE them! They are much more comfortable than previous 2 pairs of maternity jeans....you can just tell that they are made better.  This pair also has the demi panel rather than the full panel and I find that much more comfortable.  I also went to Target and got 2 maternity maxi dresses.

Stretch marks? Not yet, and I hope they never show up! Still using Belli Elasticity Belly Oil every night.

Symptoms? Head aches and back aches this week..

Sleep? It's not been too bad! Since I've been back from Chicago, I've been sleeping with my body pillow again and that helps me stay on my side throughout the night. Still getting up once a night to pee too.

Best moment of the week? Doc feeling baby move for the first time! I'll explain below..

Miss anything? Sweet tea and over easy eggs.

Movement? Baby's movements have been getting stronger and stronger! I'll feel it move everyday but just sporadically; however, the other night, I was sitting on the couch watching TV and I felt baby move. So I put my hand on my stomach and I felt it stronger than ever hit my hand! So I immediately called Doc over to feel {every time he tries to feel, the baby stops moving so I assumed the same would happen} but this time after like a minute, the baby moved twice where he could feel it! He was so excited, it was so cute!

Food cravings? Still loving fruit....cantaloupe, watermelon, cherries, peaches, etc.

Anything making you quesy or sick? Nope!

Have you started to show yet? Yup, my belly is popping for sure!

Baby is a? Don't know yet, but will know in less than 2 weeks!!

Belly button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or moody most of the time? Happy most of the time.

Looking forward to: Feeling baby move more and more.  Also, our anatomy ultrasound in just under 2 weeks!
 
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