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  • 36 Week Pregnancy Update Plus a Super Amazing Package from Lucy Darling!

    How far along? 36 weeks

    Total weight gain/measurements: Measuring perfectly on schedule. :) Can't be bothered with my weight at this point >.<

    Maternity clothes: Still living in simple stretchy non pregnancy clothes. With the exception of maternity pantaloons. 

    Stretch marks? Not yet! I have been using sweet almond oil twice a day.

    Sleep: I have def noticed a difference in my sleep quality this week. I pass out around 11pm, then at around 3 am wake up every 45 minutes to pee. Then for the rest of the night I feel restless and sweaty. So thats cute. 

    Best moment this week:  Bags packed! Ready to go! The nursery is also ready for baby C! Check out my previous blog post with a million photos of our lovely little baby cave! 

    Miss anything? I miss having an endless amount of energy… but I have a feeling I won't be getting that back. 

    Movement: Even though I know he is super squished in there, he is still moving around a ton and kicking my ribs :)

    Food cravings: FRUIT!!!!!!!!! And of course cakes! 

    Anything making you queasy or sick? Nothing new. Still can't stand Old Bay or popcorn (barf!!)

    Gender: My Moy Boy <3 

    Symptoms: Something very unpleasant I have started notices besides my change in sleep, is lightning crotch. UMM HOLY OUCHIES! 

    Belly button in or out? FLAT and sometimes out when he's poking me! 

    Wedding rings on or off? OFF! These sausage fingers couldn't take it anymore! 

    Happy or moody most of the time: HAPPY! 

    Looking forward to: My Moy Boy to be here!!! Just a few more weeks! 

    We have baby registries at Target and Amazon! (for those of you who have asked)

    We received THE most adorable gift from Lucy Darling! Recently released "Baby's First Year" book which is in our hospital bag, monthly stickers and closet organizers so I can easily find outfits based on his age! SO brilliant! THANK YOU!!!!! <3

    Just like Daddy Docs! I am SO in love! 

  • 31 & 32 Week Pregnancy Update Plus Gifts from Living Royal Sock Company and Stitched Up Apparel Baby Boutique

    How far along? 32 weeks

    Total weight gain/measurements: 130lbs 

    Maternity clothes: I cracked! I had to buy larger maternity pantaloons to house these big old hips and actual maternity shirts, my non maternity shirts made me feel like a stuffed sausage. I also had to buy a belly support band.. so basically a bra for my belly. Humph! 

    Stretch marks? Not yet! I have been using sweet almond oil twice a day.

    Sleep: Its been ok. I upped my pillow game and now use 3 big pillows. Poor Phil has little to no room left in our bed. Emily has been super clingy lately and forces herself on me every night. She will stand on me and hover until I make room for her to lay directly on my belly. She is such a weirdo. I think she likes baby boys kicks and he likes the vibrations from her purrs. 

    Best moment this week:  Having dinner with family at the mall and laughing for hours because we are all just so ridiculous. Also, we found a pediatrician very close to our house! 

    Miss anything? I miss being comfortable and not having random Braxton hicks contractions which make me instinctually grab my nether regions. -_- 

    Movement: This dude is crazy active! No complaints tho! I love it. 

    Food cravings: a glass of wine and oysters. 

    Anything making you queasy or sick? Nothing new. Still can't stand Old Bay or popcorn (barf!!)

    Gender: My Moy Boy <3 

    Symptoms: My back is increasingly sore. But only in one spot, under my right shoulder blade. I've also started crying a lot.  Not because I am sad or anything, its just a weird reaction I have to certain things. I cried in H&R Block during taxes because the old man who was doing our taxes was SO adorable. He reminded me of someone. 

    Belly button in or out? FLAT and if I eat Pho it pushes out a little…. I can see having a convex bully button in my near future! 

    Wedding rings on or off? Engagement ring is off, wedding ring is still on. Puffy fingers are mad cute… 

    Happy or moody most of the time: Overwhelmed but happy and excited...

    Looking forward to: Dim freaking sum this weekend!!!! 

    We have baby registries at Target and Amazon! (for those of you who have asked)

    32 Weeks

    THANK YOU Living Royal for the adorable socks! Will be adding a few pairs to my hospital bag! They have a HUGE selection of cute socks! Take a look! >here<

    Another lovely package came for "BABY C" (hint hint). How freaking cute is this arrow legging/hat set from Stitched Up Apparel??! This might be little man's going home outfit?! Check out this UK brand's website for some crazy cute baby goodies!! >here<

  • 29 & 30 Week Pregnancy Update Plus DIY Nursery Mobiles, The Burlap Bag Gifts, Baby Shower Invitation and More

    How far along? 30 weeks

    Total weight gain/measurements: 128lbs. SOMEBODY had a growth spurt! 

    Maternity clothes: I had been searching for the perfect dress for my baby shower. I went on ASOS maternity and found a couple dresses that I LOVED! Because ASOS offers free return shipping, I usually order multiple items then return the "rejects". Anyways, I found the loveliest dress that fits my round body like a dream! I can't wait to wear it!! 

    Stretch marks? Not yet! I have been using sweet almond oil twice a day.

    Sleep: Its been pretty good the last couple weeks considering how big I am. Emily has been extra cuddly and basically spoons my belly every morning. Its pretty adorable. 

    Best moment this week:  Finishing the nursery mobile!! 

    Miss anything? I miss not having to pee every 15 minutes. I feel like the cold makes it even worse! 

    Movement: I wonder how much room he has in there. He seems to be flopping around all over the place! I asked my doctor what his positioning during our last appointment and he was head down! :) 

    Food cravings: Tuna (ew)

    Anything making you queasy or sick? Nothing new. Still can't stand Old Bay or popcorn (barf!!)

    Gender: My Moy Boy <3 

    Symptoms: No new symptoms. Just getting progressively round and heavy.  Ligament pain is still an issue but I ordered a belly support band so I hope that will help out! 

    Belly button in or out? FLAT. 

    Wedding rings on or off? On!

    Happy or moody most of the time: Pretty consistent. I'm getting a little overwhelmed with the millions of things left to do, but other than that, I have been happy and excited. 

    Looking forward to: Interviewing  a pediatrician tomorrow! 

    We have baby registries at Target and Amazon! (for those of you who have asked)

    I finally finishd my nursery mobile, and in the process I made an exta one that is now for sale in my etsy shop! >>CLICK HERE<<

    This is the mobile that will live in my nursery! 

    Shower invitation design by Alexis Thornlow

    HUGE thank you to The Burlap Bag for the lovely candles! Unicorn Puke smells like cotton candy, of course! And Crazy Cat Lady is a refreshing citrus-y scent. Check out all of her amazing scents >>HERE<<

  • 28 Week Pregnancy Update

    How far along? 28 weeks!

    Total weight gain/measurements: 124 lbs, I am supposed to gain about a pound a week from now on! 

    Maternity clothes: Its getting hard to wear any of my pre-pregnancy clothes. Up until now I have been getting away with stretchy shirts and tank tops, but my belly is so big, it sticks out on the bottom. So I think I am going to buy a belly band because I am not really into spending money on "maternity" tops. With the exception of pants, of course! I have a few pairs of maternity leggings and yoga pants which have been amazing! 

    Stretch marks? Not yet! I have been using sweet almond oil twice a day.

    Sleep: Movement has picked up this past week and I can feel him all at hours, his little squirms don't keep my up yet. BUT my back pains have! 

    Best moment this week:  Getting his closet put together. I am a freak for organization and Phil built the perfect closet system so let the OCD organizing begin!! :)

    We also reserved our "mom and pop" car at the Subaru dealership this week! We had some custom requests (of course) so we should have our new ride mid-Feb! We are SOOOO excited! 

    Miss anything? The 2nd trimester. LOL. It was SUCH an easy 3 months! As soon as I passed over that third trimester mark, it felt like everything changed! I became bigger, more tired, more moody and just NOT comfortable. 

    Movement: I love my little ninja! I just started reading in to baby mapping. I kind of don't get it, but I THINK he might be sideways?!?! I have the bulge on the right side of my belly button or where my belly button USED to be, so either thats his little (or big, like his father hehe) head or his bum. BUT when I went to my 28 week OB appointment, she found his heart at the bottom of my belly. UGH, I don't even know! I am just going to ask her next time. lol 

    Food cravings: slurpee! 

    Anything making you queasy or sick? Nothing new. Still can't stand Old Bay or popcorn (barf!!)

    Gender: IT'S A BOY!!!!!!! My Moy Boy <3 

    Symptoms: Now that I am well into the third trimester, things are def different. As mentioned above, I am mad uncomfortable because I am getting so round, and my tiny upper body is having trouble supporting so much extra weight. I am much more tired this week and could literally sleep for days!!!! But I have too much to do for all of that. 

    Up until this week, I have had a pain-free pregnancy. I noticed some cramping and abdomen pains the other day and LOST MY SHIT! I though I may have been going into preterm labor which is my nightmare! My doc office wasn't open so I called the midwives at the hospital who calmed me right down! They told me to take a Tylenol and pop a heating pad only lower tummy for 5 minutes. I did just that and relaxed for the rest of they day, while my amazing baby daddy went out and got my crabby ass a slurpee, a snickers bar and Chinese take out. Everything a pregnant girl could want.  

    Belly button in or out? In, but just barely. Its pretty much flat at this point.. NOT CUTE but whatever. 

    Wedding rings on or off? On!

    Happy or moody most of the time: I've been happy but my tolerance for anything relating to an animal in pain will ruin my entire day. We are talking tears for HOURS. Usually I let it out for a minute and I am done, still sad, but no more tears. Not the case now. I will literally cry for hours if I see an animal in pain or being abused. :(

    Looking forward to: The baby shower, our new car and finishing up a few of my diy projects! 

    We have baby registries at Target and Amazon! (for those of you who have asked)

  • 24 Week Pregnancy Update Plus Our Family Christmas Photo & Lovely Gifts From Friends

    How far along? 24 weeks!

    Total weight gain/measurements: 117 lbs!

    Maternity clothes: I can't squeeze this bump in normal panty-hoes anymore.. thats pretty obvious. But finding a pair of maternity hoes to go with my "bell shaped NYE dress" that aren't as thick as 4 layers of skin seems to be impossible.. or maybe I am not looking in the right places? 

    Maternity bras have happened and I am SO much happier! 

    Stretch marks? Not yet! I have been using sweet almond oil twice a day and I love how smooth and healthy my bump has been... minus the oily hands afterwards ;)

    Sleep: Pregnancy insomnia was a little better this week. We wash our sheets every weekend and Sunday nights are always the best night's sleep!I have found that reading a book instead of being on Pinterest or Youtube before bed, helps me fall asleep, and stay comfortably asleep. Not a genius discovery, but I finally caved and put the phone down! Also, can we talk about Target's SUUUUPER cheap basic pillows for a second?! They are like $4 each and are THE MOST COMFORTABLE PILLOWS EVER! I can't be bothered with my pregnancy pillow anymore, its too big. Target pillows are my jam! 

    Best moment this week:  Christmas was lovely! Phil got me a Panasonic LX7 Lumix camera so we can capture our little family! 

    Miss anything? Nope.

    Movement: Kicks for days! He is SO active. I love the little schedule he has made for himself. He isn't keeping me up at night yet, so I am pretty thrilled about that. 

    Food cravings: Everything. 

    Anything making you queasy or sick? Nothing new. Still can't stand Old Bay or popcorn (barf!!)

    Gender: IT'S A BOY!!!!!!! 

    Symptoms: Nothing new

    Belly button in or out? In!

    Wedding rings on or off? On!

    Happy or moody most of the time: Pretty happy, but a little stressed from the holiday rush. 

    Looking forward to: 3rd trimester! 

    This year's family Chirstmas photo. Emily hated her santa beard, then loved it. 

    Docs forever!!! 

    Beautiful Idiot Clothing sent us THE cutest outfit! A vintage gingham dress and denim shirt were upcycled and turned into denim shorts and a waistcoat. This is going to be his 4th of July outfit. Paired with a little summer fedora. 

    Sweetest onsie from a lovely friend! Thanks Katie!

  • 23 Week Pregnancy Update Plus Some Other Tid-Bits

    How far along? 23 weeks!

    Total weight gain/measurements: 116 lbs!

    Maternity clothes: SO I'm having quite the dilemma trying to find something cute to wear on NYE. I am going to a gold and black themed party so I should have a wide range of options right? NOPE! Because I am picky and think I can still get away with body con dresses, I have created a pretty big mess. I ordered a total of 4 dresses. None of them specifically "maternity". 

    One, I could't fit over my thigh… yeah, just ONE thigh. Another was just way too baggy, I looked like a black shiny trash bag. The other is meh… but it fits me the best. Its kind of shaped like a bell. Its tight on the top and flares out.  And the last one I am still waiting on. Its a body con dress, so fingers crossed I can squeeze my thighs and bump into it and still look cute. 

    I need maternity bras like now. My once manageable chest area is now in desperate need of support! 

    Stretch marks? No. Burts Bees Mama Belly Butter every day and lots of H2O! 

    Sleep: Pregnancy insomnia. That's all. 

    Best moment this week:  We got our stroller! We had a collection of coupons that saved us a TON of money. We have been obsessed with the Britax B-Agile 4 since before we ever became pregnant and we finally have it!! 

    Miss anything? Nope.

    Movement: TONS of kicks and I am pretty sure he dragged his finger nail across my tummy the other day. That wasn't pleasant. 

    Food cravings: Cantaloupe 

    Anything making you queasy or sick? Nothing new. Still can't stand Old Bay or popcorn (barf!!)

    Gender: IT'S A BOY!!!!!!! 

    Symptoms: Pregnancy insomnia! UGH! 

    Belly button in or out? In!

    Wedding rings on or off? On!

    Happy or moody most of the time: Mostly happy. Had a couple days where I didn't feel like myself which was odd. I was irritated and grumpy at everything. Not cute. 

    Looking forward to: Christmas! 

    Our stoller!! IN LOVE! 

    Messy but my first little crocheted bear beanie for my little dude <3 

  • 17 Week Update & Bump Photo/Halloween Costume and My Own Newborn Photo!

    (Halloween costume! Mama cat) 

    How far along? 17 weeks!

    Total weight gain/measurements: Gained 1 pound this week! I am at 106 lbs now!

    Maternity clothes: I've been obsessed with H&M Basic long sleeve shirts. They are comfy, simple and stretch a ton. I am going to try and get away with wearing these as long as possible! 

    Stretch marks? No. 

    Sleep: Sleep has been GLORIOUS this week.  Except waking up every single morning at 4:30 to pee. 

    Best moment this week:  We are planning a pretty cute gender reveal! I can't wait!! Also baby flutters are starting to get intense and I am pretty sure kicks will be happening soon! My boobs stopped hurting! Weeee!!! 

    Miss anything? Not really. 

    Movement: Flutters!

    Food cravings: Doritos 

    Anything making you queasy or sick? Nothing new. Still can't stand Old Bay or popcorn (barf!!)

    Gender: Will find out in the next few weeks! 

    Symptoms: Peeing all of the time!

    Belly button in or out? In!

    Wedding rings on or off? On!

    Happy or moody most of the time: Happy and excited all week! 

    Looking forward to: Sonogram appointment in a few weeks to find out if we have a boy or girl!! 

    This photo was sent to me last week. Just a couple of hours old. May 18, 1985. (There! Now everyone knows how old I am, lol) I was SO red! 

  • The First Trimester | 13 Week update

    We saw baby today during a sonogram appointment! The last time we saw him/her they were the size of a little bean and did not resemble a baby at all.

    As soon as the ultrasound began, baby was bouncing all over the place. PARTY TIME!  I couldn't believe how much they had grown over the past 6 weeks! It melted my heart to see these little tiny hands flailing all over place and its little body squirming around. Thats our baby!!! I am in absolute love! 

    We even got a hint as to what the gender might be! Nothing confirmed so I wont be revealing that yet! ;)

    Here a couple photos from the sonogram.

    The first trimester wasn't a walk in the park, but it wasn't as bad as I had anticipated. I was basically nauseous all day, especially at night. I didn't throw up, not even once. But there were times I felt like it.

    I developed a love/hate relationship with food. Foods that I once loved (Old Bay, popcorn, tomatoes) made me feel like death. I turned into such a picky eater. Ginger Ale and Tummydrops helped a lot, as well as a TON of water. Recently, the nausea has died down tremendously and I feel somewhat normal again.

    Sleeping went from not being an issue to being super uncomfortable. I got a sleep pillow and all was right in sleep world!

    My clothes are starting to get uncomfortable so I am living in yoga pants, oversized tshirts and hoodies. I bought my first pair of maternity leggings last week and there is no going back. These things are a life saver and I will be able to wear them as I grow.

    We are very eager to get the nursery going so rug, crib and dresser are already in place! Now to find the perfect glider! I plan on sitting in my glider A LOT so it has to be comfy!

    That is pretty much it! BYE first trimester! Thanks for not killing me!

    Daddy putting together our crib in Star Wars pjs! <3 

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