May 3, 2013

Mother's Day 2013

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So I'm not a mother yet but as the day approaches this year, I find myself thinking more and more about what the day means.  Of course I love my mother and always celebrate Mother's Day for her but as I sit here typing and feeling my lil one kick in my belly, I can't help but feel even more sentimental.  Although presents are nice, nothing will beat celebrating Mother's Day in years to come with my Lucas.  It's crazy how much love I feel for Lucas and I've never even met him.  

For all the fabulous mommas out there, I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day this year!

May 1, 2013

Neon and Stripes


If there's a rule that pregnant women should stay away from stripes then I clearly have broken it many times throughout my pregnancy.  Not only stripes but bright pink neon stripes that scream huge hormonal lady coming your way!

I had a doctor's appointment yesterday and everything is right on track.  Little man is measuring well and all the symptoms I described to my doctor are "normal."  Apparently, running out of air just walking from the couch to my bed is completely normal.  Good news!

Linking up with T+J Designs today!


Shirt: Loft  /  Blazer Vest: Banana Republic  /  Skirt: Motherhood Maternity  /  Shoes: Ann Taylor  /  Bag: London Fog  /  Necklace: Forever 21


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


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