Tuesday, November 10, 2015

34 weeks....flashback!

HAHA I love this, I just found it in my drafts! I must have forgotten that I wrote this out & well hello baby!

I can't believe it, it still feels surreal that I am a Mom. I stare at Baby and get teary, the amount of love and wonderment I feel is unimaginable. It has been the most intense month and a half ever. I can honestly say it has flown by, each day faster than the one before. I remember labor like it was yesterday but I can hardly recall what it was like to feel her kick and jump on my bladder while in my belly. Queue all the feelings (oh yes and tears!)

Get ready for blogging some occasional blogging, I want to remember these baby moments!


Photo by Danielle Moss

A little flashback.......


How far along?
34 weeks as of 9.17.2015
Gender?
Baby Girl 
Weight gain?
14 pounds
Maternity clothes?
Just bought a pair of yoga maternity pants, and I LOVE them! The high rise waist band just holds everything in. And they are meant to roll down as well, so I foresee wearing them a bunch right after baby too! 
Baby movement?
Yes all the time! I can definitely tell the difference between kicks, stretches and wiggles now. I'm trying to memorize these feelings and sensations, time is starting to fly by! 
Sleep?
Yep, still sleeping like a baby! No pun intended. Ready to sleep without a mountain of pillows and flat on my back! 
Cravings?
Still nothing really, still missing summer cocktails....a salt-rimmed margarita sounds delish! 
Symptoms?
Big Belly :)  
Missing anything?
Stretching 
Exercise?
Walking and barre. And trying to work in more hip stretching/squatting. 
Best moment this week?
Enjoying the really long weekend by doing the least amount of things possible! It was glorious...although now have that man I wish i had done more feeling! Oh well! 
Looking forward to?
Our weekly Bradely Method birthing class, and more work on the nursery!
On my mind?
The nursery still isn't done.....And i still need to order a few more baby things and prepare for hospital. The Type A in me is starting to make lists! :) 7 weeks, will fly by! 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

32 Weeks



How far along?
32 1/2 weeks as of 9.8.2015
Gender?
Baby Girl 
Weight gain?
Depends on the scale, home says 11, doctors says 14 as of last Thursday 
Maternity clothes?
Nope, but the pile of non-maternity stuff is getting exponentially smaller. I don't want to buy anything so might be some creative 'looks' for the next 7 weeks! 
Baby movement?
Yes all the time! Still a little jumping bean in there. She was head down (YAY!) at our appointment last week, so those rib jabs are most definitely soccer/cheerleader kicks LOL (I guess haha!)
Sleep?
Yes, although the amount of RR breaks is holding steady at now twice a night. I think I might preferred the just one. I guess more practice for when she is here! Getting up is tough tho! 
Cravings?
Still nothing really, unless just wanting crappy food is a craving - pizza, burgers, fries etc. :)
Symptoms?
And I still feel really lucky nothing major! Regular potty breaks, occasional feet swelling at the end of the day. but that's about it
Missing anything?
Same stuff as last update. Deep stretching, sitting in weird positions (straight up or laying on side are the only good ones now), and summer cocktails! And I'm not even a big drinker! I'll order lemonade and try some and reply 'oh wow, this would be great with some vodka or rum'! HAHA 
Exercise?
Walking and barre. And trying to work in more hip stretching/squatting. 
Best moment this week?
Enjoying the really long weekend by doing the least amount of things possible! It was glorious...although now have that man I wish i had done more feeling! Oh well! 
Looking forward to?
Our weekly Bradely Method birthing class, and more work on the nursery!
On my mind?
The nursery still isn't done.....And i still need to order a few more baby things and prepare for hospital. The Type A in me is starting to make lists! :) 7 weeks, will fly by! 

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

30 Weeks-ish....

Well this was written to go up over a week and a half ago....and I never hit publish, now 32 1/2 weeks. Another Update coming! 
Pregnancy brain?! 

Pic at 31 weeks.

How far along?
I am now 30 weeks, I can't believe it! It goes fast and slow at the same time.
Gender?
Baby Girl 
Weight gain?
So far I am at 10 pounds. 
Maternity clothes?
The benefit to working most days from home, is a cotton Maxi dress. So no maternity clothes have been purchased except for a belly band - which I use to wear some denim shorts or jeans. 
Baby movement?
Yes!! That's how our Monkey's nickname came to be! I kept saying it was like a little monkey jumping around a cage in there! She found my ribs about 2 weeks ago, and regularly likes to test who is stronger. That's really fun! 
Sleep?
Thankfully, yes!!! I steal all the extra pillows to prop myself on a angle. Being a back sleeper not being 'allowed' to sleep that way is hard, so sandwiched between pillows seems to be most comfy to sleep the night away! 
Cravings?
Don't hate me, but nothing really. 
Symptoms?
Big Belly?! No, lucky to feel amazing! Some days my feet start to swell...joys of sitting long hours for work. Trying to fix that and get up more regularly through the day. 
Missing anything?
Being able to round and arch my back! I never thought i would miss really deep stretching through my back like I do! I've got a prenatal massage all booked up, which I hope will help. And just stereotypical stuff I love in warm summer months: Rose, sushi,  looooong bike rides with B. 
Exercise?
Lots! I miss teaching barre so.dang.much! But I am still there 3-6 times a week taking class, or training new instructors. Also, adding in long walks (4-5 miles) along the lake front on the weekends. Enjoying the amazing sunshine and weather with some quality time with the Daddy-o ;)  
Best moment this week?
Watching my belly get really crazy lopsided. It's never been that extreme before! (See pic in previous post!)
Looking forward to?
Our weekly birth class and getting away this weekend, to visit my family in Florida!
On my mind?
What will she look like when she gets here?! I dream about it all the time!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

lady lumps....wait... Belly Bump!

Baby Shower Outfit 
(Dress available here


Radio silence was 400% not intentional. Last month I got a promotion at work (YASSS! :D ) but that has meant reallllly long work days, transitioning roles, working two positions while trying to wrap up or train someone else on how to complete the project. And now supervising a team of 13 people. Going from just managing projects for 5 people, to running a team with 13 people spread all of the world. Like whoa! In the best way possible.

I haven't kept up with weekly belly updates as I wanted (just even for myself!) but thankfully we have been blessed with an easy, healthy and busy little peanut/pregnancy! I know I feel thankful every day! I have been trying to snap belly shots through out, it hopes to put together a timeline to watch our precious Monkey grow. (yes, the nickname is holding strong!)

So what a better way to catch back up with all of you, plastering my belly across the internet!!! Here she is in all her growing glory! These are from the past week! Boy, she is getting big!!! And to think at 20 weeks I thought I was big....I had no clue! ;)

For the Mama's out there: Did any of you measure big at any of your appointments? Our little babe measured 2 weeks bigger than normal last week :/ when she's measured on par other weeks (on your fundal height). Hoping she was in a funky position.....My brother and I were both tiny babies. otherwise I might be growing a chunkster!!!

 After work-out protein smoothies
 Summer evenings on the deck, with Big Brother cuddles!
 Umm, acrobatics?! :/ 
Girlfriend date at Soulcycle, with your tag-along baby HA! 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Tied with the Shopbop Friends and Family sale, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a sale I wait for!

Yes it is that good! What makes it so good you ask, well it is new Fall items on sale. On big sale ahead of the season!!! Normally we wait for sales when teh season is half over, but now we can get some new items and have them, ready to wear when the weather and season start to change!

For me I always try to use this is a chance to buy a staple item(s) that might need replacing [Undies, Denim etc] or something I have been looking at for a while! This year I snagged a pair of booties (that I actually bought and returned last year because I had guilt at full price!) and a few years ago I picked up my Chloe bag! Both items that rarely go on sale and are worth their full prices, but come'on who doesn't love a discount!

Here are my picks (plus a few more I'd love to have)!! The sale is finally open to the general public, after about a week of pre-sale for card-holders. I am still eyeing that cozy hooded cardigan and a new plaid button down. I will be indoors most of winter (BABY!) so something to make those stay home days feel better :) Plus I hear button downs are a great item for breastfeeding (which I hope to do!).




Did you get anything??? If so, what?

Madewell + Sezane



I posted about this on Facebook on Wednesday but had to share here too! The second collaboration with Madewell + Sezane just released. And I'm pretty much still obsessed with all things Paris, France, and their je ne sais quoi style and attitude.

The first release had so many products sell out and I have a feeling this one will too! In fact the cute leather skirt already did! I bet the T's and sweatshirt are second. The first release's sweatshirt was a hit! (I love it....yes I own it! :P)

Perfectly chic, classic items. Timeless and closet staples. Sign me up! I think the red striped T or sweatshirt want to live with me. I just need to decide!


Here are my favorite items:




OOO Madewell is also having an incredible sale on additional sale.....my cart wants to fill up with these! Just enter EXTRA40 at checkout until 7/22!!


Thursday, July 16, 2015

on my (shopping) radar

Being pregnant has been weird. I want to shop but then I go out wallet in hand and nothing appeals to me. Even if online I was 'dyinggggg' for it. I'm betting it is the ever growing and changing bump on the front of my body! LOL Except at Target because somehow I always spend the obligatory $100 every.single.time.

Pregnancy update coming for those who are into that thing tomorrow....but for today here are somethings on my radar, want list, like list or bought list! (I didn't say I fully stopped shopping, did I?)


1. Madewell + Sezane - The second collaboration of the Brand and the iconic French designer. I love the more simple, classic 'French' pieces. Hello stripes! 
2. Sunnies - Go figure I haven't scratched up a pair of sunglasses in forrrrever but I scratch my really nice RX Rayban aviators. Right smack in the middle of the lens. Thinking Warby's for some new RX's, so I don't burst into tears if this happens again (Yay, hormones!)
3. Chole Crossbody - Crossbody bags are all I have been using lately, I'd love another small neutral. 
4. Clare Viver Backpack - Nothing that I need but how cute?! I want it to go to the beach with, the light colors and the stripes scream ocean and summer. Now who doesn't love that! 
5. Baskets - Baby stuff is starting to accumulate and I need to organize it! ;)
6. Nuna Mixx Stroller - We finally picked a stroller, and I'm soooo obsessed! I have a feeling one of the grandparents wants to get it for our little Monkey, which we are so grateful!! I can't wait to push it around the house and soon with our babe inside!!! Eeks!!! 
7. Rag and Bone Booties - GO GET YOURS, they are on major sale with the Nordstrom Anniversary sale right now!!! I adore my black RB's, wear them constantly in cooler weather, so finding a tan/brown alternative I know I'll love to death on big sale was just :) 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Shopping the sale rack!!

With a growing baby bump shopping is a lot more window shopping, allllll baby shopping or of the purse/shoe desire :)

Don't get me wrong I still have wants, it's just hard to know how my belly will be shaped a few weeks from now, let alone in a day or two! (It's just crazy! I mean I knew but I guess I don't really know!) So shopping for clothes is way different than it's ever been before!

But.....I do have a few 'desires' from Shopbop's recent set of new sale items!!! Did anyone scoop up any great summer gear?! Let me live vicariously through you! Do share in the comments!


Shop all my favorites: 

Monday, June 8, 2015

say what glider?

Umm, having never had a child and with one currently growing in my belly I recently discovered something that I was completely unaware. How has no one... anyone warn you....The price of a glider/rocking chair ottoman. OUTRAGEOUS!!!!!!!! Holy Sticker shock!!!

Maybe I am naive, but I was all whoa! This isn't for my living room, just the babies and will most likely end up with some form of bodily fluid sooner than later ;) Prices range from a few hundred to upwards of a monthly rent payment. And of course the ones I adore - higher back, more modern lines, solid color are in that later camp.

Any advice? Where did you find yours? I know I will spend many a night here early on, I just can't fathom spending that much!

I did see some that look nice on discount websites but there aren't many reviews and how can you really tell colors (see the one in my last post)! Help a girl out!! Spill how you or a friend found theirs!


Thursday, June 4, 2015

let's go shopping!! 6.4.2015


There has been a lot more window shopping, than 'real' shopping around these parts as of late! And lots of pinning/bookmarking for the little baby! But all the above have caught my eye and I'd love them to come live with me! 

I adore my black bucket bag, and a tan for summer would be perfect! To commemorate the birth of our babe I'd love a piece of everyday jewelry to wear in celebration. The numerical rings are top of that list! 

Have you found anything great nowadays?? 

Shop my picks below!