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pregnancy update

22 Oct

baby bump 37 wks

Yesterday I hit 38 weeks!  I cannot believe how close we are getting to when we get to meet this sweet baby girl!  I have started having contractions on and off the past few days and although they are probably just Braxton Hicks, I am hoping they turn into something soon!

Jonathan and I are starting to feel ready as we have most of the important stuff like a car seat and the crib.  The nursery still has a ways to go but it is really starting to come along.  Jonathan painted the walls the other weekend and we have the mobile in place!  I hope to share pictures of it once it starts looking a little more finished.

The above baby bump photo was taken at 37 1/2 weeks.

trend crush

16 Oct

crushing on 6As my belly grows bigger and bigger I am constantly in need of new clothing.  So I am always on the look out for cute maternity clothes.  A website that I have found to have really cute maternity clothes is ASOS.  Most of their clothing is pretty affordable and so cute!  Lately, I have been totally obsessed with the peter pan collar.  It is just so clean and feminine looking!  I am seriously crushing on this maternity outfit right now!  You can find the outfit here.

dreaming of nurseries

23 Jul

Lately I have been thinking a lot about our baby girl’s nursery.  I assume this is a natural part of the pregnancy nesting process.  Because we rent we can’t do any major changes to the room but it is still fun to think of creative ways to jazz up the new nursery.  I have found that I am really drawn to very simply, natural design.  I really like rooms that are all white or have a light brown wood accent and maybe a small pop of color.  Here are a few nurseries I have been crushing on lately.

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose via the animal print shop

blackandwhite_nursery via erin michael

032_Janette+Viv_nurseryvia fashion loves people

digital post production: Ole Bunger www.pixoleb.comvia mami decora

mobile_nurseryvia apartment therapy

One thing I know I want to do is make a cute mobile like the one above.  Isn’t it fabulous?!

Have a wonderful day!

It’s a girl!

24 Jun

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The time has finally come to announce our big news…we are pregnant with a sweet baby girl!  It seems kind of crazy to be finally sharing this news because we have been keeping this secret for so long!  But, now the secret is out and we are over the moon excited about this big change in our life!

Lately, Jonathan and I have been day dreaming about what it will be like to raise a little girl.  We already love her so much and can’t imagine how much more love we will feel once she is here.  I keep thinking about how I felt when we were in the ultrasound appointment waiting to hear if she was going to be a boy or a girl.  We had to wait until the very end of the appointment to find out because she was situated in a way that the technician couldn’t tell for sure.  And, when she finally told us I instantly cried.  I just felt so much love and emotion for that sweet little girl.  Such a beautiful and crazy experience, and one I will never forget.

So far being pregnant has been quite the wild ride.  No one can really prepare you for what your first pregnancy will be like – especially because experiences can vary so much!  My first trimester wasn’t a worst-case-scenario by any means, but I will say, being nauseous from morning to night is no walk in the park!  And, my cravings weren’t outrageous but for awhile I was eating 3 to 4 oranges a day.  I would practically have a panic attack if we ran out of oranges in the refrigerator!  Mostly, I am just happy to be out of the woods with that part of pregnancy and have my energy back.

Well, that is our exciting news!  So happy to share it with you!