Sunday, September 29, 2013

Fall Fashion Obsessions

Happy Sunday everyone!

Now that I'm in my 3rd trimester and only weeks away from delivering my little one....I'M GOING A LITTLE CRAZY!  My preggo insomnia has come back and I can't quiet my brain down at night. I went to bed at 1:30 AM last night and when my husband left for work this morning at 5 AM, I was up and tried soooo hard to go back to bed, but no luck. I was up--despite getting only 4 hours of sleep. 

I'm also such a type A planner...I'm in major nesting mode now!  I'm cleaning the house like crazy and trying to put all the baby stuff away and in its place.  I've been washing the baby clothes and organizing the nursery.  There just always seems to be something to do around this place...it's kinda driving me nuts. 


Ok, I'm done complaining now!  Moving on.....I was at the mall yesterday and I seriously love fall fashion!  I'm such a fan of summer but I do love the transition into fall {especially living in Michigan where the climate changes}.  I love all the pumpkins and cinnamon candles, sweaters, boots, leggings!  I'm so looking forward to not being pregnant and being able to do normal clothes shopping.  Here are some items I have my eye on:

1. Minus the Leather Moto Jacket from Express


I always wanted a great leather {or faux leather} jacket, but never got one.  I think this will be one of my first buys once I get my body back.  Love the shape of this one from Express and with some coupons, the cost isn't too bad!

2. Multiway Tunic Sweater from Victoria Secret


This is also another item I've had my eye on the last couple years but never bought.  I'm loving the loose big sweater with leggings look right now, so I plan on acquiring quite the collection!  Especially with trying to get my pre-baby body back, I think I'll be wearing lots of loose tops and sweaters for a while!

3. Balek boots from Aldo

 

I tried these on in store and I have to say they look better on than in this picture.  I actually do not own a pair of flat black boots so I def need to add a pair to my wardrobe!

4. Side Stripe Leggings from Express


I absolutely love these leggings!  The side stripe has a fantastic slimming effect--when the side stripe trend came out, I had just gotten pregnant so I wasn't buying much non-maternity clothes but I love that they came out with the side stripe in a legging! 

There is so much more I have my eye on too....I'm like a kid in a candy store right now!  Being able to do normal shopping and wear normal clothes is sooo close....I'm almost there.

What are you eyeing this Fall?

Thursday, September 26, 2013

34 Weeks Baby Bump Update!


How far along? 34 weeks....only 6 weeks to go!

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

Maternity clothes? Oh yes......maternity all the way!

Stretch marks? None so far! Still using Palmer's Cocoa Butter Stretch Mark Lotion every night and I use regular body lotion every morning after my shower.

Symptoms? Still feeling the same symptoms as last week....back hurts, ribs hurt {but not as bad as they have been}, swollen hands and feet, etc. Other than that, I'm feeling well though!
 
Sleep? Sleeping pretty well this week. My back has been better so I've been more comfortable.  Once I'm asleep, I'm out! I only wake up to pee maybe once a night. I'm still dreaming of the day I can sleep on my stomach again though :)

Best moment of the week? We got to see baby girl during our ultrasound this week BUT it wasn't all that exciting because it was hard to make out what anything was!  She's so big now, I couldn't tell what the tech was looking at!  It was good to hear that everything is good with her though since they were concerned she was a little small.  The doctor is not worried so that's a relief!  We also had our hospital tour this past Sunday, so that was very informative.  We got to see where we'll be from when we enter the hospital to when we leave.  I highly recommend to any new moms to do this!

I'm also feeling more "prepared" now because I've been washing baby girl's clothes and putting them away, we've received more gifts in the mail, and I've made some more progress on the nursery--so all things combined have made me feel more and more prepared for her arrival!

Miss anything? Alcohol :)

Movement? She's still moving up a storm!  Very "rolly" movements, not too many jabs, just movement from one side of my belly to the other.  She still gets the hiccups practically every day!

Food cravings? None.

Anything making you quesy or sick? Nope!

Have you started to show yet? Yep....I'm quite large and its hard to believe I'll be getting even larger!

Baby is a? GIRL!

Belly button in or out? Its officially an outie now.

Wedding rings on or off? On but getting tight!

Happy or moody most of the time? Happy!

Looking forward to: Continuing to get things organized around the house.  I'm in full on nesting mode so cleaning is happening too!  I'm also going to the doctor every week now, so I always look forward to those appointments and hearing baby girl's heart beat.  Just counting down the days now!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

33 Weeks Baby Bump Update & Baby Shower!

Happy Thursday everyone!

Sorry I missed last week's 32 weeks update. Things have been crazy recently!  I was in Boston for work, home for 1 day, and then I flew to Miami last Thursday for the weekend because Saturday was my baby shower!  I meant to take a picture that day, but it never happened.  I had a wonderful, long weekend in Miami and the baby shower was great!  I'll tell you more about it below...

 
How far along? 33 weeks!

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

Maternity clothes? Oh yes......maternity all the way!

Stretch marks? None so far! Still using Palmer's Cocoa Butter Stretch Mark Lotion every night and I use regular body lotion every morning after my shower.

Symptoms? Ugh, this week has been tough. I really feel PREGNANT now!  My back has been killing me, my ribs still hurt, my feet and hands are swollen, and when I walk too long my feet hurt.  Just overall I've been pretty uncomfortable and I still have 7 weeks to go!
 
Sleep? I wake up every morning and my back kills!  Slowly during the day my back will feel better so I don't know if its the position I'm in or what, but sleeping has been pretty uncomfortable.  Nothing feels good and rolling over from one side to the other takes like 5 minutes! You non-preggos take it for granted! Lol once I'm asleep I'm good though, I don't wake up unless to pee.

Best moment of the week? My baby shower!  My mom, sister, sister-in-law, and a few of my mom's friends all threw me a cute, ballerina themed baby shower in Miami and it was beautiful!  I don't have all the good pictures yet, but here are a couple that we took on our phones:

My mom, sister, and I

My sister and I
You can't really see it in the pictures, but my sister-in-law did the flowers and they were soooo pretty!  There were so many cute details, it really made the room look amazing!  Everyone was so generous and baby girl got lots of cute clothes. It was also so fun being back in Miami and my whole family was there {I'm the youngest of 6 kids so it doesn't happen very often that we're all together}.  The only not fun thing was that the day of the shower was also Doc's birthday so we weren't able to celebrate together. It was the only weekend that worked for everyone though, so we just celebrated once I got back!  We're still receiving gifts in the mail this week too, so that's been fun!  I'm slowly feeling more and more prepared for her arrival.

Miss anything? Alcohol :)

Movement? She is still moving around all the time!  We had our 32 week appointment last week and they said she was measuring a little small so the doctor wanted me to get an ultrasound to make sure everything was okay.  We just had the ultrasound today, but it was really hard to see her.  I couldn't make out anything because she's so big now and there is no room in there!  But good news....she's head down!  Hopefully she'll stay that way.  We don't see the doctor until next week, but the tech didn't seem concerned about her size.  She said she was measuring at 32 weeks, 5 days and I'm 33 weeks exactly today so its not much smaller.  We'll see what the doctor says next week though.

Food cravings? None.

Anything making you quesy or sick? Nope!

Have you started to show yet? Yep....I'm quite large and its hard to believe I'll be getting even larger!

Baby is a? GIRL!

Belly button in or out? Its officially an outie now!

Wedding rings on or off? On but my fingers are swollen so they are tight!  Some days, I just wear my wedding band because it seems to feel looser that way.  I may have to go out and get a fake ring soon!

Happy or moody most of the time? Happy!

Looking forward to: Our 34 week appointment next week!  Also, Doc and I finally put together baby girl's dresser so now I can finally get her room organized.  I also received her bedding at the shower, so now I can get all of that washed and ready.  I will do a nursery reveal as soon as I get her room done!  I'm getting there but there are still many pieces that are missing at this point.  I currently have no artwork for the walls....any recommendations??

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

31 Weeks Baby Bump Update!

Happy Thursday!


How far along? 31 weeks!

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

Maternity clothes? The only non-maternity clothes I can fit into are long stretchy shirts or some dresses.  Other than that, its all maternity!  I refuse to buy more maternity clothes at this point too, so I'm just wearing the same things every week.  I'm looking forward to getting my wardrobe back and getting wear fun outfits again!

Stretch marks? None so far! Still using Belli Elasticity Belly Oil every night and also using Palmer's Cocoa Butter Stretch Mark Lotion.

Symptoms? Congestion, rib pain, and back pain.  I'm not sure if I'm having braxton hicks contractions or not, but I do notice my uterus gets very tight and hard some times which it supposedly what happens during braxton hicks contractions.
 
Sleep? Sleeping pretty well nowadays.  I can't wait to sleep on my stomach again but I've gotten used to sleeping on my side {with the help of a body pillow} and I actually don't get woken up to pee. I only get up to pee when I hear Doc leave for work at 5:30AM. 

Best moment of the week? I had to go to Columbus, OH overnight for work so it was fun getting together with friends I haven't seen in a while and co-workers too. Many of them had not seen me with a bump so that was fun! 

Miss anything? A cold glass of wine...

Movement? She's still very active!  She also gets the hiccups EVERY DAY so its funny to feel them.  I still do not know what position she's in but she's still always sitting to my right.

Food cravings? None.

Anything making you quesy or sick? Nope!

Have you started to show yet? Yep....I'm quite large and its hard to believe I'll be getting even larger!

Baby is a? GIRL!

Belly button in or out? Working on becoming an outie at the moment...

Wedding rings on or off? On but I did notice them getting tighter now.

Happy or moody most of the time? Happy!

Looking forward to: Going to Boston on Saturday for a work conference and then coming home and heading to Miami for my baby shower!  I can't wait to see all my family and friends that are down there.  It's hard to believe that the next time I go down there will be with baby girl!

Have a great weekend!
 
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