Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Month 7 Bumpdate {Baby Boy}

How far along: THIRD Trimester :: Weeks 26-30
Size of baby: Kabocha Squash {whatever that is}
Weight gain: 164 pounds // 25 pounds gained. I naively thought I'd like to try gaining only 25 pounds this pregnancy since I had shaved off 5-7 pounds when pregnant with Brielana (for a gain of 30 pounds) but I'm on track for 30 and am at peace with that number.
Maternity clothes: I'm done. I can't even look at maternity clothes anymore with any passion. I'm already thinking about my 4th trimester transition wardrobe and know I may want to leave some "fun money" for some flowy, forgiving tops.
Genderboy!
Movement: So. Much. Activity. And little guy has impeccable aim because I get such strong shots right to my lady bits I feel like I could pee myself. Its cray.
Sleep: I've had bouts of weird middle of the night insomnia. I guess it doesn't help that I'm trying to keep Brielana in her bed all night and play musical beds a couple times every night.
What I miss: Nothing at the moment I'm at a really peaceful place right now and it feels marvelous.
Cravings: Muffins. I've made three different kinds of muffins in two weeks. Easy to grab as a snack or have for breakfast and the girls eat them too.
Symptoms: Same old, same old. Though now I have some feet swelling to look forward to at the end of the day. 
Highlight of the Month: Everyone has now had their turn feeling brother kick and it never gets old seeing the surprised/awed look on the recipients face! 
I survived (and passed!) the Glucose test after my faux paux of chewing sugarless gum (I seriously didn't even think it would be a big deal (TMI) but I had just forgotten to brush my teeth lol.) 
Stephanie sent me the sweetest monthly milestone stickers that I just can not wait to use! Thank you, friend!
A receptionist at my Doctor's office gave me the sweetest compliment of, "you don't even look pregnant. I mean everyone gains weight differently but you just look fabulous." I will take it!
Month 7 Bumpdate {Baby Boy}
Week 26
Month 7 Bumpdate {Baby Boy}
Week 27
Month 7 Bumpdate {Baby Boy}
Month 7 Bumpdate {Baby Boy}
Week 28

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Summer Lovin' 2017

This summer is going to be spent soaking up all the time with just my two favorite girls. We sat down and came up with these fun activities to do and we've even crossed a few things off already because I'm late posting this ;)

Are you in the thick of summer adventures?

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Chalk Painting // Purple {A Year of Color #6}

Chalk Painting // Purple {A Year of Color #6}

This Year of Color is all about purple. And I'll be honest, I had no idea how to interpret this royal color. But seeing as it's summer that means time spent out of doors for us and coupled with with the fact that I'm all about "easy" (summer pregnancies have me like whoa) mixing up some chalk paint it was (thanks Desiree for the idea!) 
Chalk Painting // Purple {A Year of Color #6}
All you need is equal parts cornstarch and water and food coloring. We used 1/2 cups of each and the following ratio of red to blue food coloring:
Chalk Painting // Purple {A Year of Color #6}
Drops red/blue
1. 10/18
2. 31/24
3. 21/5
4. 19/8
5. 25/10
6. 7/7
Chalk Painting // Purple {A Year of Color #6}
Kinsey hypothesized that the more red the lighter the shade of purple. What can I say, she's a genius. Obviously we just focused on shades of purple but feel free to use any color combination you like when mixing this up. It takes less than 5 minutes and gives your littles plenty of open-ended playtime. 
Chalk Painting // Purple {A Year of Color #6}


Chalk Painting // Purple {A Year of Color #6}

Chalk Painting // Purple {A Year of Color #6}

Brielana and Kinsey lasted for about 30 minutes (so the time it took me to take pictures and edit them) until disaster struck:
Chalk Painting // Purple {A Year of Color #6}
Big sister vs. little sister. I'll leave it up to you to decide who won.

Now it's your turn! Add your link below. Thank you for joining DesireeJustineStefanie and me for A Year of Color!

Chalk Painting // Purple {A Year of Color #6}

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Baby Gear for Baby Boy

Baby gear. It is an entity all its own. I made do with the same products since Kinsey's birth when we had Brielana but now I'm thinking it is time to upgrade a few things with the arrival of Baby Boy! I swear the market just keeps growing and so many amazing products are out there! Here are a few of the new products I had to try out with Baby #3:
Thank you to all the companies who sent me these products for free to try out with Baby Boy! I am counting down the days until he makes his debut!
Baby Gear for Baby Boy

I have high hopes for this baby sleep product. I have heard rave reviews and am hoping this will help me to have a baby that sleeps through the night. Not only is made from all natural, 100% breathable cotton, but it can be used as a safe co-sleeper or be used in the crib or inside a bassinette! 
Baby Milestone cards
These durable cards are a great way to document all those wonderful baby milestones through the first year! The graphics are darling and there are blank spaces so you can personalize with dates.
Kinsey was swaddled for a couple of months before refusing, Brielana absolutely revolted against swaddling. Is this the tie-breaker baby? If you read the above snippet about the DocATot, I am d-y-i-n-g to have a good sleeper, so this sweet swaddle in my bag of tricks will come in handy. The Ollie Swaddle is also know as the Smarter Swaddle™ so I feel like my babe is in capable hands, er fabric ;) Made from custom moisture-wicking material to reduce the risk of overheating it also allows for easy diaper changes by using the opening at the bottom of the swaddle.
Baby Gear for Baby Boy
I get a huge tickle every time I see a picture of a baby reclining in this hammock inside a shopping cart, seriously ADORABLE. This cart sling supports babies up to 50 pounds in weight, and/or until 6-8 months of age (before they can sit up on their own) and makes for easier shopping (since I'll be toting around THREE babies and we know Brielana already has dibs in the front cart seat and Kinsey likes standing at the end of the cart) am all about that simple life ;) 
Organic plays a big part in our lives (hello, Whole Foods Market employed Husband) so organic baby clothes is a big deal. These pieces are so soft and cuddly I can't wait to cuddle little Mister while he's wearing them :) Finn + Emma only uses G.O.T.S. certified organic cotton and non-toxic, eco-friendly dyes (the colors are to die for!) and can accommodate disposable and cloth-diapered baby bums.
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Baby Gear for Baby Boy


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