April 29, 2013

My Baby Shower


WARNING PICTURE HEAVY POST!  This Saturday was my baby shower and it was absolutely perfect!  My husband and I are so incredibly blessed and grateful for having such a beautiful day.  My mom had been hard at work for awhile planning and crafting for this day.  Many friends and family came from near and far.  I wore a maternity dress from Target that was super comfortable for the day and allowed a lot of wiggle room for me to stuff my face with all the yummy food!  I really loved the party favors my mom had: handmade soaps my aunt made, another aunt/godmother made baby blue bracelets, baby blue nail polishes, "HE"rshey chocolate bars, and little acrylic pacifier necklaces.

We played many games.  For 15 minutes, my husband had to wear a 20 pound sack around his waist so he knew what it felt like to carry around that much weight.  Afterwards, he told me that his back hurt.  Good try getting sympathy from this one buddy!  Another game, my husband had a blindfold and I had to feed him baby food while he had to guess.  Some of the flavors were apple sauce, green beans, and squash...all things he hates!  My favorite game to watch was who could finish drinking out of the baby bottle the fastest.  Some of the baby bottle contestants may have switched their juice for champagne!  It made for a very interesting evening dance party (evidence in my instagram account!)

I am eternally grateful to all who came and showered Lucas with love and many many goodies!  This is one spoiled kid.  I'm so sad that the weekend is over but excited to meet our little boy :-)












April 26, 2013

27 Weeks Preggo Update


I've been so busy lately that I forgot about my one year blogiversary that was April 22!  It's hard to imagine that I've been blogging for a year since it feels like it's only been a month or two.  Thank you to everyone and anyone who reads my blog :-)  For those of you that read and/or comment, I truly appreciate all of your kindness.

On to the update:

I learned at my last appointment that my due date may be pushed a week earlier so I may actually be 28 1/2 weeks.  My baby shower is tomorrow!  I can't wait to see loved ones and celebrate little Lucas :-)

The last time I did an update was at 21 weeks and my oh my have things changed and progressed...

Weight Gain?:  I've gained a total of about 15 pounds.

Maternity Clothes?:  Same maternity clothes and, unfortunately, pre-pregnancy tops are no longer fitting well.

Symptoms?:  Lots of swelling so I'm cutting down on salt.  I have tons of rib pain which makes it hard to sleep.  More thirsty than ever.  I was having horrible tooth pain around 25 weeks.  I thought it was because of the pregnancy because I had gone to the dentist in October and no cavities were found. Well, turns out I needed a root canal.  Having a root canal done at 6 months, with little to no pain medication and numbness was awful.  Luckily, I didn't experience too much pain and it was more uncomfortable than painful afterwards.

Sleep?:  I'm only getting up once or twice but rib pain keeps me up.

Do I miss anything?:  Nope.

Movement?:  YES!!!!  He kicks allllllllllll the time!  I had to laugh to myself the other day because I was at a court hearing and he kicked from start to finish.  It was awesome :-)

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

Food cravings?:  Nutella and apples, Japanese food, ciabatta bread with olive oil

Have you started to show?:  YES.

Boy or a Girl?:  Boy.  I thought I would have a hard time buying boy clothes since I've never done that before but now I can't stop myself!  Lucas may even have more clothes than his dad.  Baby Gap is my favorite store so far.

Best Moment This Week?:  My cousins and aunt are in town for my baby shower tomorrow!  So excited!!


Check out my other bump updates here:
21 Weeks

17 Weeks


April 25, 2013

Dizzy Dots


I seem to name almost all my posts "dots" something.  I'm original.  I'm so flipping excited for this weekend because on Saturday it's my baby shower!  Family is coming in town that I haven't seen in awhile so I anticipate lots of laughs and good times ;-)

I've officially said bye bye to my heels.  I put on a pair of heels the other day because I had a court hearing and I couldn't even stand in them for more than a minute.  It's flats for me.  I read something the other day that some women's feet permanently grow half a size after pregnancy.  I'm truly hoping that this doesn't happen to me (not that it's the worst thing in the world).

Linking up with Tara of Mix and Match Fashion today!

Sweater: Loft  /  Shirt: Motherhood Maternity  /  Skirt: Gap Maternity  /  Shoes: Tory Burch


April 22, 2013

Bright Dots


It was a drabby and rainy Saturday but I wasn't going to let that stop me from getting on the move.  Saturdays are usually my stay at home, no makeup or fuss kind of day, but this Saturday, I had plans to go to brunch with other preggo ladies.  It was fun swapping stories over breakfast especially because we are all so close in due dates.  

I copied this outfit from MK at Outfit Posts.  I initially tried to button up my cardigan but that was laughable.

Sweater: The Limited  /  Dress: Gap Maternity {Similar Non Maternity} {Love this one!}  /  Shoes: Target  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM  /  Jewelry: Eve's Addiction, J Crew {Similar Budget Friendly} {Love this one in rose gold!}, Stella and Dot, David Yurman


April 18, 2013

Abstract Greens


I'm linking up today with the lovely Tara of Mix and Match Fashion for her What I Wore To Work linkup.  As I've mentioned before, I'm cycling through maternity clothes and realize that I have settled on basics.  Lately I've tried to still wear my pre-pregnancy clothes but as these photos plainly show, this poor Anthropologie cardi is struggling!  Oh well.  Small price to pay for a (fingers crossed) healthy baby boy :-)

Sweater: Anthropologie  /  Dress: Old Navy Maternity  /  Shoes: Me Too  /  Jewelry: David Yurman, Stella and Dot


April 17, 2013

Leopard Lime


Aww, the Florida heat is upon us and my swollen hands and feet are so happy :-/  These shorts and sandals have been in heavy rotation lately.  I'm not typically a shorts kinda gal especially since those lovely pregnancy stretch marks are only on the back of my legs...not anywhere on my belly...only on the visible part of my body.  I've gotten great advice from you ladies on what to wear this summer to make it through the last stretch.  I've started using many of your suggestions so I'm very thankful!

Sweater: Loft  /  Shirt: Loft  /  Shorts: Loft Maternity  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM  /  Shoes: Target  /    Sunglasses: Dior  /  Jewelry: David Yurman, Elizabeth Cole


April 15, 2013

Milking It


Even though this light cardi is navy blue, I was feeling a lot like Barney this day.  I'd catch a glimpse of myself in a mirror or reflection and think "Whoa! I'm huge!"  My husband will sweetly remind me that I'm pregnant but, I'm not gonna lie, I milk the pregnancy card when I'm pigging out.  This was the conversation that took place last week between me and my husband:

Him: What do you need from Publix (Supermarket)?
Me: Apples and Nutella
Him: You don't need Nutella.  We have half of a bottle left and an unopened one in the cabinet.
Me: No, I need Nutella.
Him: You have two jars left.
Me: Nope.  I ate them both.
Him: Oh...are you sure?  I checked last week and they were both there.
Me: Not anymore.  Get me Nutella.
Him: Alright...okay, I'm thinking and it was definitely just three days ago that I saw both jars in the cabinet.
Me: GET ME MORE NUTELLA!


Dress: Target Maternity  /  Sweater: Forever21  /  Shoes: Steve Madden 'Vegass'  /  Necklace: Banana Republic


April 12, 2013

Navy Polka Dots and Stripes


I really wish that more mainstream stores had maternity options.  I spent a good portion of my day adjusting/pulling this top down since the fit is off now that my belly is in the way.  My necklace was also being quickly swallowed up by my ummmm ever growing chest (very new to me!)  I've been remixing and using the different maternity clothes that I have with pre-pregnancy clothes which seemed to work.  Now, tops are just not fitting as comfortably unless they are loose cotton or side ruching (basically maternity tops).  I may buy a couple maxi dresses for the summer but I'm done buying anything else maternity since I'm already pretty far along.  Any ladies and mommas out there have advice on comfort during the summer months while 8-9 months pregnant?


 Top: J Crew Factory  /  Sweater: Ann Taylor  /  Skirt: Gap Maternity  /  Shoes: Ann Klein via Macys  /  Handbag: LV Neverfull GM  /  Necklace: Ebay


April 10, 2013

Spaced Out


Pregnancy hormones are annoying.  I'm the first to recognize that I can be a world class monster biotch and the next second be super sweet (well, to an extent).  What has caught me off guard though is pregnancy brain. Whooooaaaa.  For example, on Monday, I was looking forward to watching OC Housewives on Bravo.  I got my juice ready on my night stand, positioned my Snoogle, but there was still 5 minutes left until the show started.  I decided to watch another channel until Housewives started.  The whole time I'm watching this other channel, in my head, I'm thinking how much I can't wait to watch the new OC Housewives.  I look at my clock and decide to click over to Bravo and the flipping show is over!  I completely spaced out.  What do I decide to do at this point?  Cry. Cry.  I cried.  I cried because I spaced out and missed Housewives.  This was a pointless example but just goes to show how crazy town my hormones and emotions are recently.  Can anyone relate??  Anyone??  Just lie and tell me yes...

 Sweater: Ann Taylor  /  Dress: Old Navy Maternity  /  Shoes: Me Too  /  Jewelry: Gifted Necklace, Stella and Dot, David Yurman, Lorenzo


April 8, 2013

Stripes and Dots


Just, you know, testing the seams on my pre-maternity clothes and they're barely holding together.  My husband sweetly said to me the other day that if I really need more maternity clothes that he would be happy to go shopping with me...big mistake buddy ;-)  I obviously took him up on his offer and picked up just a few things that I hope will be enough to take me through these last couple of months.  Of the things I bought, one was a dress I'm planning on wearing to my baby shower!


Sweater: The Limited  /  Shirt: Target  /  Skirt: Gap Maternity  /  Shoes: C Label Hudson 10  /  Jewelry: Elizabeth Cole, Tous, David Yurman


April 5, 2013

Currently Craving: Seeing Blue


1. Target  /  2. In This Very Room  /  3. Chanel  /  4. Loft  /  5. Tory Burch

Baby fever is in full force and so is the color blue.  Now, I've been trying to buy things for my little boy that aren't blue on purpose, but I can't help but see blue everywhere!  If I wasn't on a shopping ban, I would have pulled the trigger on many of these items...okay, ALL of these items.  The Tory Burch baby bag is too cute (and perfect for a 30th birthday gift from loved ones, hint hint!), I'd love the monogram color necklace in Lucas' initials, the Target dress would be perfect for being pregnant in the summer, loving the bow flats, and Chanel...Chanel.


April 3, 2013

Chevron Zags


My sweet and hilarious Titi Isabelita (titi is spanish for "Aunt") bought me maternity tops in December and I'm finally able to fit into them which makes me very happy!  I initially only purchased maternity bottoms and a couple of dresses but neglected to buy tops.  Until now, I've been able to fit into my regular tops but lately I've really been testing the seams.  I'm fully embracing my new maternity tops and the flexibility and ease they bring to my everyday attire!


 Top: Motherhood Maternity  /  Pants: Gap Maternity  /  Shoes: DSW  /  Jewelry: Eve's Addiction, Macys, David Yurman


April 1, 2013

Candy Colored Stripes

 

Happy April Fools Day!  If you played a great joke on someone today, please let me know in the comments!  I need ideas for next year ;-)

Can you tell I'm just thrilled that it's Monday?  These were taken last week when it was super crazy busy at the office.  I've been up and down on my feet all day that, sadly, my heels days might be over soon but just until the baby is born.  I'll still save my heels for court days because it would feel odd to me to wear flats in court but that's just me.  Any recommendations for cute work/court appropriate flats?



Dress: Target  /  Sweater: Loft  /  Shoes: DSW  /  Bag: Kate Spade  /  Necklace: Banana Republic


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