Friday favorites 9.15.17

As I get back into the real world from the first trimester haze, I’m spending more time on the internet and finding lots of fun things to share. So let’s get to it . . .

Last year it felt like everyone was wearing duck boots. But in Florida there was no need for boots that warm. BUT NOW! Now I need some. I’ve got these boots on the way. I’m so excited! 

There’s a local group of sweet girls who are taking donations for their cheer program! If you have $2 to spare head over and donate! If 1/3 of my instagram followers donated $2 the goal would be finished!!

My mom made a hexagon blanket for Jack before he was born. So I’m going to have her make one for the new baby as well. This fabric is the one!! I’ve got big plans for the nursery as you saw last week! This will go perfectly.

It’s a goal of mine to always have fun Saturday breakfast with my boys. This recipe sounds delicious!

and a picture of my boys just because 🙂

 

 

the one with 13 weeks baby #2

How far along? 13 weeks today, baby is the size of a peach or lemon!

Maternity clothes? still in my normal clothes, but it’s getting close for pants. My belly is expanding quicker this time around

Sleep: Mostly good. I brought out the maternity pillow early this time around.

Best moment: hearing the heartbeat at the dr. last week

Miss Anything?: Life is a bit stressful right now with a new house, so being able to have a drank would be real nice.

Movement: none yet

Food cravings: I want chinese food and oreos erry day. all day. I’m hungry basically all the time.

Anything making you queasy or sick: nope.

Gender: we know, but we have to tell our families first!

Symptoms: This pregnancy has been so rough. I never threw up, but I have bouts of nausea every day since 7 weeks. I’m exhausted by bed time. From week 7-10 I was so tired I just didn’t do anything except take care of Jack. I have sinus headaches about every other day. My hips hurt, the skin on my belly feels like it’s pulling, my ankles are swelling, and all the gross stuff. 

Belly Button in or out? in, and i doubt it comes out

Wedding rings on or off? on and comfortable.

Happy or Moody most of the time: I was INCREDIBLY moody from week 6-10. It came quickly and unexpected, and  I don’t think Scott expected it which made it worse. He knows this. AFter about 2 rough weeks, I finally realized it might be the pregnancy hormones and things got better. But I still felt moody I was just aware of it and took 10 seconds to breath before freaking out. I’m mellowing out the past couple weeks, and I know getting into our house and feeling settled will help tremendously.

We’re officially moving this week, and Scott is out of town. So this week is going to be stressful. But once it’s over we’ll be in a really great place. Moving is when we get into our biggest arguments even though we both trust each other to handle it perfectly. So him being gone is actually kind of a good thing! haha! I feel like it’s something great I get to do for him! He has two weekends of painting and doing small fun projects, but doesn’t have to lift anything or do the terrible stuff! And I have all 4 grandparents and all the aunts and uncles here to help with Jack. It makes up for all the moodiness to come

Looking forward to?  Jack’s birthday and the house being done! feeling the baby kick soon 🙂

the one with a big surprise

Maybe you’ve noticed that I’ve been MIA again. You probably just assumed it was because of the cross country move I talked about in July. And a lot of it was! But there was one other big reason . . .

Yes, This baby is a big surprise. 8 weeks after JAck I had a mirena put in. Mostly because I didn’t want to worry about that time of the month or remembering to take the pill anymore. But I hated it. So at the beginning of June I had it taken out. Turns out it was in too low! I had a period immediately after, and immediately after that started back on the pill. That was June 20thish. Fast Forward 1 month, I realized I was starting a new month of pills . . . . and hadn’t had a period. I was in complete denial for a week. Pretty much refused to take a test, and just kept packing our house in Florida. There was no way I was pregnant! I was probably just irregular because of the iud.

Remember during all of this we’re in the middle of a cross country move with a 9 month old. So my mind was a rather stressful place. Finally on July 16th still nothing happening, Scott convinced me to take a pregnancy test. He made a good point that if I was pregnant I couldn’t lift things during our move – which was happening 3 days later. I was also INCREDIBLY emotional at church service that morning. I still thought there was no chance. It was our last service and I love our Florida church so it all still made sense to me. So after lunch with friends we drove to Target got 3 tests, and went straight home to take one.

Just like with Jack, I could watch the moisture move down the strip and as soon as it hit the spot to show the line a line appeared! I cried, Scott was happy and apprehensive, Jack went to sleep. We watched a movie, had dinner, got some ice cream, packed some more, and I took another test. Same thing. The next morning I took another, and the same thing. It was an awkward week of trying to be sure I got plenty of water and healthy food . . . and not lifting anything as we moved across the country without movers. I was also on sensory overload because of the pregnancy, and incredibly sad to be leaving Florida especially since one of my best friends there is pregnant, and another just had a baby in April.

Moving and not be able to tell anyone showed us we weren’t going to be able to hide this one especially since we were living with my parents for 2 months. My sister and nephew who moved with us totally figured it out! I’m not one to let go of control or not help and pull my weight. So with me avoiding things and letting Scott control the move they knew something was up. My nephew also noticed the poor way I handled the sensory overload, ha! So our families found out at 8 weeks!

We got Jack a shirt that said big brother, and one weekend we went to lunch, dinner, and lunch and dinner the next day to be sure everyone knew. We tried to just wait and see when they would notice his shirt, but our sisters in law were the only two who noticed! haha! we ended up having to point it out to everyone else. Everyone is of course ecstatic! And everyone hopes for a girl! I finally get what people mean when they say they just want a healthy baby. Like of course you do, but you’ll be a little disappointed if it’s not one or the other, right!?!  I’ve always dreamed of having a girl, and a I’d like to not ever be pregnant again to be honest. But if it’s a boy I’ll be just as happy. We find out next week!

Just as my life evolves, this blog goes with it. This has never been something I’ve made a career out of. To be honest I tried when we first moved to Florida. But it never took off enough, and to be even more honest, my heart was never in it that much. I don’t want this place to be somewhere that I have to think about what goes up, and if I’m hurting my income. I just want to share my life and find others to build friendships with. So with this pregnancy the blog is going to change. I’m going to share a lot more of our lives, a lot more mom stuff. I’ll still put up fashion stuff, just not as much. Other than that we’ll just have to see what changes come.

5 pieces 1 outfit: athleisure

Hey friends! 5 pieces 1 outfit is a twice monthly series where we feature 5 pieces that bring together 1 perfect outfit. It doesn’t take a lot of time, money, and or pieces to create a fashionable look that anyone can create. 5 pieces is all you need to make another outfit killer. First, I find it’s best to have a theme so you have a place to build from. That can be a color combo or maybe even an event. But most of all you just need a good base piece. This week’s theme is athleisure as we prepare for fall!

pants . top . cardigan . shoes . cap

the one with yogurt bites

Today I wanted to share a very quick and easy recipe! Yogurt bites! This one is perfect for babies. It’s one I make for Jack quite often and he eats them up. Of course,  it’s frozen yogurt so it melts quickly. That causes a mess . .  . a big one. But guys, when they’re learning to eat, it’s all messy.

 

Ingredients:

1 cup of yogurt

1/2 cup of favorite fruit

 

To do:

  1. blend fruit and yogurt together until it’s all the consistency of yogurt
  2. pour it into a ziplock baggie, then cut a little hole into the corner. That way it looks pastry bag.
  3. Next pour little drop over wax paper on a cookie sheet
  4. Then freeze for at least an hour!
  5. Last, enjoy!

the one with glory

This Summer it’s all about the 5 pieces 1 outfit in real life. 5 pieces 1 outfit is the first series here on the blog every other Friday. It stemmed from my love of classic yet modern, easy to wear, chic and simple fashion. This Summer will be one of the busiest ever for me, and I live in Florida so it’s gonna be hot. I don’t want to have a lot on, and getting ready can’t take a lot of time. It’s the perfect time to do a ton of 5 pieces 1 outfit real life posts! I have a formula when I do these in real life – top, bottom, shoes, earrings, finisher. My finisher depends on what I’m doing and it also means I might actually photograph 6 or more pieces, but I’ll explain each outfit so you’ll understand why.

I wore this outfit way back on Easter because glory and Jesus. It was super comfortable tho, and seeing it again reminds me to wear it again! Do you ever have outfits like that?

skirt . skirt . necklace . shoes . purse (vintage) . sunnies

5 pieces 1 outfit: wedding guest

Hey friends! 5 pieces 1 outfit is a twice monthly series where we feature 5 pieces that bring together 1 perfect outfit. It doesn’t take a lot of time, money, and or pieces to create a fashionable look that anyone can create. 5 pieces is all you need to make another outfit killer. First, I find it’s best to have a theme so you have a place to build from. That can be a color combo or maybe even an event. But most of all you just need a good base piece. This week’s theme is wedding guest attire!

dress . heels . clutch . earrings . hair

 

the one with Jack’s 11 months update

He’s 11 months old! One more month and I’ll have a toddler.

Height:  32 inches

Head: 19 inches

Weight: 21 lbs

Nicknames: Dumplin, jackster, jack jack, sweet pea

Sleeping and Feeding: All of a sudden, he started to self wean from breastfeeding. We had already knocked out the 3 pm feeding in July. He pretty obviously wasn’t interested in the 11 o’clock anymore. So that only left before breakfast, before bed, and overnight. Because of some personal things happening I decided to go ahead and see how he did if we knocked out one more. The easiest to do was before breakfast. He’s eating solids so well, I knew if we just went straight to real food soon after waking up he’d be fine. I was right!

That led to him becoming an eating machine. He eats real food so, so well. I’m going to do a post soon on a whole day of his food so you can see. Just a snapshot, he eats two scrambled eggs, a piece of toasts, 1/2 cup of fruit, and some yogurt between 6am to 10am. The best part is that eating so much more during the day means he knocked out the overnight feeding all on his own. Knock on all the wood so this keeps up! I said I would make it a year so I’m going to keep nursing him before bed until he’s a year old, and then we’ll wean him from that. It’s going to be rough – for me and him.

Fun Stuff:  He talks all the time. He says bye, bye and waves appropriately – he says dada all the time, and mama when he wants something ha – and he says hey when you say hey! He’s starting to make animal sounds with his toys. He points and can tell me what he needs. Being in Indiana he has tons of built in friends that he gets to see a lot. In Florida he had lots of friends, but none were his age except Miss Lucy. It’s fun to see him play with kids his age, and his cousins. He’s losing weight, but the doctor isn’t worried because he has lots more room to move around. Crawling so so fast and he’s pulling himself up to his knees and standing all the time. So lots more movement and lots more space!

He’s still handling the move really well. It’s like he doesn’t even notice what happened. He did get a little fussier and clingier and there were a couple rough nights sleep. But we can track those to other things as well as or instead of the move. We move into our new house and final stop soon. But he’ll be with grandma while the move happens, and my first priority is unpacking his stuff so he might not notice that one either! Let’s hope.

One more glaucoma appointment to be in the clear!

the one with a casual black dress

This Summer it’s all about the 5 pieces 1 outfit in real life. 5 pieces 1 outfit is the first series here on the blog every other Friday. It stemmed from my love of classic yet modern, easy to wear, chic and simple fashion. This Summer will be one of the busiest ever for me, and I live in Florida so it’s gonna be hot. I don’t want to have a lot on, and getting ready can’t take a lot of time. It’s the perfect time to do a ton of 5 pieces 1 outfit real life posts! I have a formula when I do these in real life – top, bottom, shoes, earrings, finisher. My finisher depends on what I’m doing and it also means I might actually photograph 6 or more pieces, but I’ll explain each outfit so you’ll understand why.

This casual black dress is actually a maternity dress. I love it for pregnancy because it’s so stretchy. When I’m pregnant I feel so beautiful and honestly sexy. So a tight dress to show off my figure is right up my ally. Currently though, I’m 9 months postpartum. I’ve lost all the baby weight, but everything sits differently. I could do some exercises and tighten it up, lose the weight I needed to lose pre pregnancy. But it’s in our plan to have another baby. So for now I’m embracing it. That means I still look pregnant in this dress. But it’s fine because it’s comfortable and keeps me cool!

 

tee . dress . sperry’s . sunglasses . earrings