June 26, 2013

Growing Fears

Ready for a TMI fear?  Since I'm planning on working all the way up to labor, I fear my water will break at the office or worse...in a court hearing.  My last hearing is scheduled for July 8 and until then I have one more scheduled.  So should I bring a towel to sit on?  I mean, how embarrassing if my water breaks during a hearing?  I've asked my attorney friends if their water broke in court but I haven't heard any horror stories yet.  I know it's silly to worry about but I live in a small community...who's going to forget the woman who's water broke in court?  Oy vey.

Blazer: Kohls  /  Dress: Kohls  /  Shoes: Me Too  /  Jewelry: Gifted Necklace, Lorenzo, David Yurman

June 24, 2013

36 Weeks Preggo Update

It's been awhile since I've done a bump update and so much has changed!  Since the beginning of June, my symptoms have taken a downward spiral.  So far in this pregnancy, I've been pretty lucky and I definitely should have appreciated my second trimester because the third sucks!  Last Thursday, I woke up with an intense, sharp pain under my right rib.  This is the same spot that the baby loves to push and poke at all day long.  The pain was so bad I could barely move.  After going to the hospital and having a doctor check me, we learned that the baby's kicking and pushing, as well as normal stretching of the belly, made my abdominal muscle or ligament (can't remember which one) tore.  My H jokes that he's going to be an MMA fighter.  It's been feeling better after much rest but I'm still pretty uncomfortable especially because my legs and feet are so swollen.

Lately, I've been craving pampering products and nesting...lots of nesting.  Somehow I've convinced myself that my house is perpetually filthy and must be cleaned every day!  I've basically replaced all my shampoos, styling products, lotions, soaps, new makeup products, etc because I figured I won't get out much after the baby is born.  So now as I type this out I realize I'm neurotic and high maintenance! lol  I'll just blame it on the pregnancy for now :-)  You know the craziest part after all this complaining I've done?  I'm actually going to miss being pregnant!  Yep, I said it.  I'm going to miss having my baby with me 24/7.  Of course I'm more excited to meet him and have him physically in my life but I just don't how else to explain it except that I'll miss being pregnant.  Craziness.

On to the update...

Weight Gain?:  I've gained a total of about 30 pounds.

Maternity Clothes?:  Still wearing maternity bottoms and mostly maternity dresses.

Symptoms?:  As I stated above, my rib and muscle pain is bad and swelling is out of control.  Tests showed that I'm low in iron so I've been doubling up on iron and fiber which makes me a little queasy.

Sleep?:  Sleep is getting a little better although bathroom breaks are frequent.

Do I miss anything?:  Nope.

Movement?:  Holy cow this baby moves!  He punches all the time.  Since he's run out of room, his movements are more of punches than kicks.

Anything making you sick or queasy?:  I still can't stand air fresheners.

Food cravings?:  Butterfingers, sandwiches, gatorade.

Have you started to show?:  YES.

Boy or a Girl?:  Boy!

Best Moment This Week?:  Turning 30 last Tuesday!  I also got to see two of my sisters that live out of town.  I enjoyed showing them around the nursery and being with them because the next time I'll see them, Lucas will be here!  They both were constantly touching my belly and freaking out whenever the baby moved.  Melisa even cried when she was in the nursery and saw his little backpack packed up for the hospital.  Lucas is going to be one spoiled little boy!

Check out my other bump updates here:

27 Weeks
21 Weeks

17 Weeks

June 20, 2013

Simple Grays

Thank you for the birthday love!  30 is already shaping up to be a good year.  My mom and I have decided that this baby is coming way earlier than my mid July due date which my feet are thankful for.  They are so tired of the only two pairs of shoes that barely fit!

Linking up today with the lovely Tara of Mix and Match Fashion!

Shirt: Old Navy Maternity  /  Skirt: Motherhood Maternity  /  Shoes: Target  /  Bag: Kate Spade  /  Jewelry: Gifted charm necklace, Ebay, Lorenzo, Tiffanys

June 18, 2013

Dirty Thirty Birthday

Today is my 30th birthday...yikes! Yesterday was the last day I could say I'm in my 20's, so I guess these pictures accurately reflect that I'm in mourning (only kidding!)  My H says that I'm all grown up now because he's been asking me what I would like for my birthday and I couldn't think of one thing.  Old Maria probably had a list of possible birthday gifts (I'm a brat and I know this) but this year all I could think of was dinner and sleep!  So I guess I went from being 29 years old to 80 years old.  This year will be one of the best years of my life and I'm so looking forward to this next chapter.

To quote a Tim McGraw song, for "my next thirty years, I'm gonna have some fun, try to forget about all the crazy things I've done.  Maybe now I've conquered all my adolescent fears and I'll do better in my next thirty years...my next thirty years, will be the best years of my life.  Raise a little family and hang out with my [husband].  Spend precious moment with the ones that I hold dear.  Make up for lost time here in my next thirty years."

Dress: Target  /  Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff 'Mini Mac'  /    
Jewelry: David Yurman, Pandora, Tiffanys, Lorenzo

June 17, 2013

Blue Shades

Have you ever wondered why pregnant women are always cradling their bellies?  I always did.  I would think, ugh, why are they always holding their stomachs?! And now, I'm one of those women.  For me, personally, it's just natural.  He's moving around so my instinct is to hold my stomach and sometimes rub my belly which is even weirder.  Another selfish reason I hold my belly sometimes is to be like, look, there's a baby in there and not that I ate too many hamburgers!  Although, lately, seeing pictures of me holding my belly is almost comical because it looks like I'm trying to smuggle a watermelon under my dress. 

Dress: Target Maternity  /  Sweater: JCP  /  Shoes: MIA  /  Jewelry: Ann Taylor, David Yurman, Pandora  /  Belt: F21

June 14, 2013

Preparing for New Celebrations

This weekend is Father's Day and the first that my husband will get to celebrate as a daddy to be.  I was and still am blessed with an amazing father that does anything for me and my sisters so I feel even more lucky to know that my son will also have a great father.  My husband has gone above and beyond for Lucas already. Every time he goes to the store by himself, I can fully expect that he has bought something for the baby.  The other morning I woke up to see he had washed all the newborn and 0-3 month clothes.  The best was when I received an email from him late at night with an attachment titled "hospital packing list."  He literally typed out everything we need for the hospital bags and he's been gathering everything together ever since.  I could cry thinking of all he's done for me and Lucas so even though Lucas isn't here yet, I hope that this Father's Day is a special one for him :-)

Sweater: Ann Taylor  /  Tshirt: Target  /  Pants: Old Navy Maternity  /  Shoes: Target  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM

June 12, 2013

Survival Work Mode

Dressing for work has become a thing of survival.  What works, what fits, what's comfortable...One thing is for sure, flats are a must.  It's been awhile since I've worn heels.  I even had to work from home one day because the swelling in my feet were so bad.  What a strange reason to work from home too.  Sorry, my feet look like Fred Flintstone's making it impossible to come to the office.  Surprisingly though, swollen feet suck!  Okay, enough about my feet...trust me, it was not pretty though.

Sweater: Forever 21  /  Shirt: Gap Maternity  /  Pants: Loft Maternity  /  Shoes: MIA  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM  /  Necklace: Banana Republic

June 10, 2013

Bundle Dots

This past weekend, my husband and I took a newborn care and child birth class.  Although I grew up babysitting a lot, so much has changed since then.  I'm not going to lie, I left feeling scared that I'm not prepared.  I know I'm never going to be 100% prepared but at the moment, it's all daunting.  I'm lucky that my husband tells me he's 99.9% confident (even if he's just saying that to make me feel better).  It was actually really fun to see him in these classes asking questions, changing the doll diapers, and "coaching" me during the breathing exercises.  Thankfully, he's been there to make me laugh throughout this experience :-)

Sweater: Banana Republic  /  Dress: Gap Maternity  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM

June 5, 2013

Lucas' Nursery Room

WARNING: Picture heavy post!  It's Lucas' nursery room post today so I apologize ahead for the super sappiness about to happen ;-)  For Lucas' nursery, I wanted to not have a theme but wanted certain colors like blues, orange, gray, and green to be in there somehow.  For the furniture, the armoire is from Pier One but everything else is from Target and I'm happy with the quality.  Lucas won't be sleeping in the crib from the get go as we'll be using a bassinet in our room but I feel the quality and price of the crib was awesome.  The walls are gray, even though the pictures make the color look green, and everything else is pretty simple.  I hate clutter and know that when he's here, it may get chaotic so the less I have in the room the better.  Although, baby's have tons of stuff!  Now onto the photos...

My husband was a total superstar when it came to the nursery!  I can honestly say that I had about 5% effort and claim to anything done in the nursery.  He knew what I liked and wanted and completely rocked it!  Not only did he paint the walls, put up all the picture frames, and build the furniture but he also made the Lucas sign and two little bookends!  He's so excited for Lucas and I know he will be the best daddy to him.  I wanted to incorporate my husband's interests in the room as well so I put up a framed picture of him taken during a high school football game.  He was after all named "All State!" - I still don't know what that means shhhhhhhhh....

My sister got Lucas the cutest little back pack with his name engraved on it.  So cute!  Lucas already has a shoe collection so I just placed all of them under the changing table.  To the side of the armoire, I'm keeping the baby bags.  My sister bought me a Petunia Pickle Bottom bag and my husband bought me the Marc by Marc Jacobs baby bag.   The only thing that my husband and I disagreed on in the whole room were the polka dot bins under the changing table - he hates them and I love them.

Here's the only contribution I made - the silhouette frames.  I made them in photoshop using photos of me and my husband.  My husband made the bookends using ceramic sports balls for weight.  The video monitor was a gift from my cousin, Rocio, and sister, Melisa.

Aww, the closet!  Who knew I'd have so much fun buying boy clothes?  Okay, everyone should have known I would have no problem shopping for clothes.  Baby Gap is by far my favorite store.  I can honestly say that I have never paid full price for any of his clothes.  I always wait for the 30-40% off on sales and have scored the cutest sweaters for like $2!  I've never spent more than $10 on a single piece of clothes for him.


That little moose hat is up there on accident but being there will remind me to stick it in my hospital bag.  I'm not a Star Wars fan (no offense to those who are!) but I thought the little metal vintage frames Timmy's brother gave him were cute so up they went on the wall.  We're keeping all the pacifiers we've gotten in the little glass container.  The football helmet is a night light. The blue album is one my mom made me for  mother's day and makes me tear up every time my eye catches sight of it.  On top of the album are all the cards we got at the shower and a little baby soap my Aunt made for shower guests.  The scroll in front of the picture frame is probably one of the sweetest and clever gifts ever - it's a scroll to put the birth certificate in and has Lucas's full name engraved on the outside.  Our sweet family friend gave this to us and I will certainly treasure it!

 That's it!  I doubt it will stay this clean for long but at least I'll have photo evidence that at one point it was clean.  If anyone has links to their baby's nursery post, I'd love to see it!  I never thought I'd be the baby gaga person but I've become one of those women :-)

June 3, 2013

Floral Maxi

I'm back!  I've been failing at blogging lately.  I don't even have long hair anymore (these pictures were taken before my haircut).  The last couple of weeks have been hard on my body.  It's the last couple weeks of pregnancy and I'm feeling it - extremely swollen, uncomfortable, back aches, chest pain, nausea, exhaustion, you name it.  I'm still working and probably working more than I should be right now.  I decided to try to slow it down in June because, honestly, the health of my baby is more important.

I'm feeling better now (as long as I'm not outside...grrrrr Florida summer heat!) and nursing mode has fully set in.  Since I'm not buying clothes for myself for obvious reasons, my cravings lately have been beauty products, clothes for Lucas, baby knick knacks, and cleaning supplies.  Yep, cleaning supplies.  Last Saturday, I woke up and decided that none of my cleaning supplies were doing the job and stocked up at Target.  Some women get food cravings, I get buying cleaning supplies cravings.  Go figure.  Happy Monday!  

Sweater: The Limited  /  Dress: Kohls  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM  /  Sunglasses: Dior

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