August 26, 2015

21 weeks

21 WEEKS

How far along? 21 weeks + 2 days

Baby is the size of a: Cantaloupe.

Total weight gain: 7 lbs. I had a doctor's appointment last week and my doctor said that I've gained the perfect amount so far, not too much and not too little. 

Maternity clothes? Look better on me than regular clothes. My regular tops just make me look fat!

Sleep: I want more of it. 

Movement? Yesss and loving it. As I type this, I can feel her kicking around!

Cravings: None.

Symptoms: The heartburn has begun. I've been feeling great though! It's funny because now that I'm actually showing people are always asking how I feel. If they would've been asking in the first trimester, they wouldn't have gotten a great response. Haha.

Best moment this week: Registering at babiesrus Saturday! I had so much fun with my mom and sister, but I gotta say that it was at the same time exhausting!

August 25, 2015

maternity vs. sizing up

maxi skirt + denim vest
Top: Walmart c/o Mom
Skirt: White House Black Market Outlet (clearance) $10
Vince Camuto Vest: Bargain World Thrift Store $2
American Eagle Sandals: Marshall's, gift carded
Necklace: Forever 21 $7
Total Outfit Cost: $19

I've heard and read that a lot of women will just size up instead of buying maternity tops while pregnant. While this seemed like a good idea to me before I was pregnant, I know now that it's definitely not for me. Since most of my regular tops are loose fitting, almost all of them do still fit me at this point in my pregnancy. Problem is- 1. they aren't long enough to cover the band of my maternity pants (which are a necessity), 2. I just look fat. When I wear loose fitting, non-maternity tops, I don't look pregnant at all. I just look chunky! When I wear tight fitting or maternity tops, I look obviously pregnant. Not only that, but it makes me feel a whole lot more confident in my clothes. So while some women can get away with wearing regular tops, I will gladly wear maternity tops! I specifically love these with the cute little ruching on the side (which by the way, my mom bought online from Wamart for just a few dollars each).

*bump status: 19 weeks

August 20, 2015

PinkBlush giveaway {closed}

pink blush olive top
(Charlie Poo photobomb)
olive striped top
Top: c/o Pink Blush Maternity
Gap Jeans: Thredup $16
Sandals: Target $15
Total Outfit Cost: $31

Funny story about this outfit. I suppose the stripes and the tight shirt accentuate the bump nicely because when I wore this I found everyone (meaning strangers) would look at me and I'd watch their eyes go from my eyes down to my bump. I guess this was just the first instance of this happening because ever since then, I'm seeing it more and more! I don't mind though, as long as they aren't looking at my bump trying to figure out if I just gained weight haha.

I'm so excited to offer y'all a giveaway for a chance to win a $25 gift card to PinkBlush today! I'm seriously so impressed with their clothing, and I know whoever wins will be too!
All you need to do to enter is comment on this blog post with your email address. (only one entry per person)

Giveaway winner:



August 19, 2015

20 weeks | 5 months | halfway there!

20 WEEKS .
20 weeks

How far along? 20 weeks + 2 days. Halfway there to meeting our baby girl!!

Baby is the size of a: Mango. Last week at the ultrasound they said she was 11oz.

Total weight gain: Guesstimating about 5ish lbs. I'll find out on Thursday at my appointment.

Maternity clothes? Bottoms and a few tops!

Sleep: Not that bad, but could be better! Been waking up 2x a night to pee -__-

Movement? I'm starting to feel her moving around, especially at night when I'm going to bed. I love it.

Cravings: None.

Symptoms: Frequent urination for suuure. Indigestion is still worst at night. Oh and probably TMI but if I hold it and sneeze I almost pee on myself. No more holding it!! 

Nursery:  Baby girl's Mawmaw Nay and Pawpaw Kev came over this weekend to repaint her room. Mawmaw painted it a few months ago, but the gray color came out ugly. It looks SO much better now, and it's the perfect gray. 

Best moment this week: Feeling her kick for the 1st time!! I was laying on the couch Monday night and I could feel her being active and moving around so I was holding my hand over my belly. After a few minutes, I finally felt a tiny little kick! She wouldn't do it again for her daddy though haha.

August 17, 2015

made in heaven

I have to admit that the main reason I haven't been blogging much is because I have been on the struggle bus with dressing this new body of mine. I always thought dressing a bump would be fun and easy, but I was certainly wrong! I have been in such an in between stage with the bump. My pants have pretty much been too tight and have not fit since the start, but I've been struggling for a baby bump up until now! So, needless to say, getting dressed has not been easy. 

Luckily, Ginny collaborated with Pink Blush Maternity and offered a giveaway.. and guess what! I won!! After finding out I won, Pink Blush contacted me and asked me to also collaborate with them! It was certainly a good day that day I tell ya.

Pink Blush is a maternity boutique that has a ton of cute maternity clothes. They aren't the drab maternity clothes I've been seeing everywhere either. It's all stuff that I would want to wear post pregnancy also. What I really love is their selection of maternity dresses. I know for sure when it's time to pick out a dress for my baby shower that I will be clicking over to their site first!

pink blush maternity

pink blush pants + blouse

pink blush maternity clothes
Blouse: c/o Pink Blush Maternity  | Pants: c/o Pink Blush Maternity | Heels: Plato's Closet $8

When it came to picking maternity clothes from Pink Blush, I knew I wanted some items I can wear into the fall as the bump grows. The first thing I chose were the perfect black maternity pants. They're as comfy as leggings, but just thick enough to actually be called pants. I got them in a medium and they fit like a dream. The next thing I chose was this white top. When I saw it, it immediately struck me as something that looked super comfy and I knew I had to have it. Plus, It doubles as a nursing top! Both these pants and the blouse are so amazingly soft and comfy, I swear they're made in heaven!

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for a giveaway to Pink Blush! (Psssst- they don't just have maternity clothes ;)

*bump status: 19 weeks

August 14, 2015

bustin out

coral striped dress

chambray tied over maxi dress
Dress: Groopdealz $20
Button up: Forever 21 $20
Sandals: Rack Room Shoes $25
Total Outfit Cost: $65
  
This is probably my favorite outfit I've worn that shows off my bump! Unfortunately I may not be able to wear it again or anything like it without a new chambray button up. I was busting out of this one the whole day. It wouldn't be so bad if the buttons were regular buttons, but they're snaps. I would breathe too hard at work and would have to hurry and snap it back! 

I could've also titled this outfit "how to accentuate a small bump." Apparently horizontal stripes is #1 for making a small bump look not so small. #2 is knotting your shirt right above the bump. #3 bust out your shirt all day.. ok kidding. Be smarter than me and wear a shirt that actually fits. :) 

*bump status: 18 weeks

August 11, 2015

swing swing swing

striped swing dress + pink belt

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Dress: Old Navy $13.50
Belt: Charming Charlie (clearance) $6
Sandals: Old 
Total Outfit Cost: $19.50

Along with quite a few other bloggers, I am LOVING these Old Navy swing dresses. I also have the orange one. They're so soft that they seriously feel like pajamas. If you haven't tried one on yet, you should. You won't regret it. What I regret is not sizing up so that I can wear them towards the end of my pregnancy. But I did see today that Old Navy came out with a long sleeve version, so maybe I'll size up and get one once they go on sale!

*bump status: 16 weeks