Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Month 8 Bumpdate {Baby Boy}

How far along: THIRD Trimester :: Weeks 31-35
Size of baby: A pineapple at week 33
Weight gain: 167 pounds // 28 pounds gained.
Maternity clothes: I'm basically wearing the same 15 pieces over and over. I ripped a seam in my panel on my maternity jeans and that really made me mad; besides having to sew it myself (which is laughable in itself) quality of clothes has just gone down over the years. Shame on you, manufacturers.
Genderboy!
Movement: This little guy's inutero personality is pretty funny. I get mild bumps and kicks throughout the day but come night time he is all party, all the time. Not sure if I should be concerned about this yet...
Sleep: Minus the bathroom trips and occasional re-bedding of a certain little girl, my sleep hasn't suffered too much this month. I have noticed that my hips are starting to hurt due to side-sleeping and the vivid bizarre dreams have started up again.  
What I miss: Lately I really just want to flop down onto my stomach and take a nap, or play with the girls or even just lay there staring at my phone. And also being able to see my legs/feet (though I know they are not in good shape lol) at any given moment.
Cravings: I've had some all-over-the-place cravings! Cucumber slices with cream cheese and TJ's Everything but the Bagel sesame seed seasoning. Trail Mix with chocolate and dried cherries. FRUIT! Any and all. But the worse craving is for coffee. Say what?! I hardly ever drink coffee in real life, so this just seems bizarre to me. Thank goodness for decafe. Has that ever really been stated before?!
Symptoms: Strangely, I've noticed my thumbnails are super dry and striated but I've been assured it's normal. Heartburn flare ups but not nearly as bad as my pregnancy with Brielana so I feel like I can't even complain. My face has rounded out. And I have thee faintest linea negro line which I've been wondering if it was going to show up or not and finally made an appearance. A general feeling of being over pregnancy and just wanting to hold our son already! 
Highlight of the Month: I set up the bassinet next to our bed and hand-washed all the bedding and it's gotten us one step closer to baby!
I'm 99% sure we have a name! More details to come ;)
Scoring a Graco travle system during Prime Day for only $102 big ones. I was searching all day (starting at 6:30a!) and had two options that were similar models and the one we finally had in the cart ended without our knowing. I almost shat myself. I don't think I ever felt so sick in my life. But miracles of miracles the other deal still stuck and we got our travel system! I'm not cut out for timed deals I always get too upset and emotionally involved, haha.
Month 8 Bumpdate {Baby Boy}
Week 32
Month 8 Bumpdate {Baby Boy}
Week 33

Linking up here.
Pinterest_Hover Instagram Google_Plus Facebook
Email Twitter Goodreads Bloglovin

Friday, July 14, 2017

Summer 10X10 Capsule // Week 1

Summer 10X10 Capsule // Week 1
I made it through week one of the Summer 10X10 Capsule Challenge! I act like this is such a big accomplishment but in reality it was easy (this week, we'll see how week 2 fares.) I love all my pieces and feel comfortable wearing them interchangeably. So let's see what I paired together! Affiliate links used. A small commission may be received if you purchase an item through my links. Thank you for supporting my blog! 

Look One:
I did make a switch (denim jacket for chambray top) this day as it was cooler than forecasted but it all worked out. 
Gray maternity maxi + denim + Converse
Summer 10X10 Capsule // Week 1
Look Two:
Forgive the grainy mirror selfie, I was feeling lazy. Oh! And apparently I went with my skinny jeans instead of the flares so I've updated the shopping widget below!
Black tank + kimono + skinny jeans + Converse
Summer 10X10 Capsule // Week 1
Look Three:
Chambray + white maternity tank + ponte pants + Converse
Summer 10X10 Capsule // Week 1
Look Four:
Maternity maxi dress + Converse.
Summer 10X10 Capsule // Week 1
Look Five:
I was feeling very Joanna Gaines in this denim on denim look :)
Chambray top + white maternity tank + skinny jeans + Converse.
Summer 10X10 Capsule // Week 1
And that's week 1! I'll share week 2's looks and recount my journey next week! There's still time to join Caroline for the Summer 10X10 Challenge! More info here.


Linking up here.
Pinterest_Hover Instagram Google_Plus Facebook
Email Twitter Goodreads Bloglovin

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

My closet staple for Summer ft. Liam's Loft {Instagram Giveaway}

It should come as no surprise what my Summer staple item is this pregnancy. But in case you don't, it's a breezy, forgiving, maxi dress! I've been living in them since about May (weather permitting) and will never apologize for being comfortable and looking put together. So, if maxi dresses aren't your thing, I pity you. Just kidding. Sorta.
My closet staple for Summer ft. Liam's Loft {Instagram Giveaway}
This tee shirt maxi from Liam's Loft is pure heaven. It is a soft jersey material, it flows over my bump and has a cute rounded hem and two small slits (that make styling with a quick knot so easy) and bonus, there's pocketsBut the very best part was I looked put together when I was basically wearing a nightgown (it's that comfortable.)
My closet staple for Summer ft. Liam's Loft {Instagram Giveaway}
And here is the very best news, I'm giving away one of these darling tee shirt dresses over on Instagram! It comes in 10 different colors and the fit is meant to be oversized so I'm actually wearing a regular size Small (that also may be why I love it so much ;) So skip on over to Instagram and enter to win!  Winner announced on Thursday. Good luck!

Linking up here.
Pinterest_Hover Instagram Google_Plus Facebook
Email Twitter Goodreads Bloglovin

Friday, July 7, 2017

Summer 10x10 Capsule // Pregnancy edition

Summer 10x10 Capsule // Pregnancy edition
I've wanted to join Caroline's 10x10 Challenge since last season and finally have the chance to jump on the Summer capsule challenge! A quick summary of the 10x10 challenge- pick 10 total items (tops, bottoms and shoes) and wear them over the next ten days and share how it went! More in depth details hereAffiliate links used. A small commission may be received if you purchase an item through my links. Thank you for supporting my blog! 

Now, I'm going to say this wasn't such a stretch since I've been wearing basically the same maternity clothes on repeat anyway, but only wearing 10 pieces intrigued me. Any way to make getting dressed easier, I'll take it!

We're having a cool summer (bless it. Though the occasional warm front blows in and then I'm useless.) so I picked a classic black/white/gray/denim palette, with lots of layering potential for those cooler days.


My Items:

Fingers crossed the weather stays cool so I can stay comfortable!

Linking up here.
Pinterest_Hover Instagram Google_Plus Facebook
Email Twitter Goodreads Bloglovin

Monday, July 3, 2017

Star Spangled Kids 2017

Star Spangled Kids 2017
Welcome to Star Spangled Kids 2017! I am honored to be co-hosting again this year (check out last years post for a fun flashback) and find that I look forward to this summer holiday for two reasons:
Star Spangled Kids 2017
1) Brielana shares her birthday with Independence Day (Happy 3rd Birthday, B!)
2) patriotic clothing is just stinking adorable.
Ok and I love BBQ and fireworks so lets round to a good four reasons, mmmkay? ;)
Star Spangled Kids 2017

Star Spangled Kids 2017
I went big this year and purchased the girls play dresses from my favorite kids apparel June & January. **If you want to get 15% off your first June & January order of $50 or more please use my referral code!** And threw in the American flag for good measure.
Star Spangled Kids 2017
And no worries, that flag never touched the ground #respect.

Thanks for joining us Liz from Ellie And Addie // Jen from And Hattie Makes Three // Kristy from Seven Graces Blog // Sarah from Seeing All Sides // Brettni from Honeysuckle Avenue // Whitney from Work It Mommy // Stephanie from Wife Mommy Me // Jessica from Secrets of a Stay at Home Mom for Star Spangled Kids! Link up below and tag us on Instagram using  #StarSpangledKids


Linking up here.
Pinterest_Hover Instagram Google_Plus Facebook
Email Twitter Goodreads Bloglovin


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...