. . . for Lauren and Lauren

October 8, 2015


sweater: c/o shein   tee: target   leggings: gap   booties: old navy 

I am in love with this pink sweater and I'm sure you're tired of leggings, tee and sweater outfits.  And I can't promise much different the rest of this pregnancy.  

Old Navy had free shipping on any amount yesterday and I got Addi some adorable fall clothes. Like these leggings for under $3 and this tee for under $4.  Dressing a girl is the best thing ever.  

One week until we find out this baby's gender and I can not wait! Last night I started pinning a bunch of nursery things, boy and girl and just want to know!!  

These leggings from Gap are my favorite.  They are maternity leggings and go right under my belly. They are SO comfortable and my cheap self normally wouldn't spend $22 on leggings, but they were worth it and I almost want another pair because I wear them so often. 

It is hard for me to not stress about the amount of weight gain this pregnancy.  I stressed about it when I was pregnant with Addilyn, and yet still am now.  Probably because I'm gaining more weight this time and it's hard to not have much control over it!  I'm sure I could write a whole post about pregnancy self esteem.

I am starting to have a desire to get stuff done around our house to get ready for this baby, and maybe feel a tiny bit more energy.  Hoping soon I get some big motivation to do it regardless! 

Both in Sunday school and Bible Study this week Addilyn did not cry at all in the childcare!  Huge victory! 

Happy Friday! I hope you have a great weekend!

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October 7, 2015

Thank you Target lady for making me cry

top: white plum   leggings: gap   boots: old navy   sweater: loft 

I feel like there should be a pregnancy or even new mom link up every week called what made me cry this week.  I felt like I had a pretty good hold on my emotions at the beginning of my pregnancy and can barely think of anything that made me cry during those first 12 weeks or so.  This last trimester? I get teary eyed real easily.  

Here's a few from the week: 

Feeling overwhelmed with things that need to get done.  

Sad news from a friend. 

A conversation with Chris about me cooking (or lack there of). 

Those are all just about validated, but this one not so much.  And I managed to hold myself together and not waste more than a few tears.  

Addi and I were walking into Target the other day and I was talking on the phone to my mom while I was trying to get a cart out of the front of the store.  I put Addi down in front of me, between myself and the cart, as she likes to "push" the cart with me.  So we were probably moving a little slower than the normal single shopper, but Addilyn was cooperating just fine.  

This lady came up next to me and so, so rudely said "Can you either get off the phone or watch your kid?" With the rudest, meanest look and attitude.  I mumbled something like "Ummmmm... . . . .  My daughter is just fine and right next to me."  To which she said, "Well you've blocked me at least three times."  Which I'm really not sure how that is possible, but either way super rude and I did have to try hard to not cry.  

Later in the store we were walking around and I said to Addilyn that I didn't want to run into that lady again and she said "Yeah. She was really, really weird."  Oops.  Not sure where she got that one, but all I could do was laugh and not correct her.  

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October 5, 2015

Weeks 17 & 18

17 week baby bump
18 week baby bump

Last week I hit 18 weeks, and it's hard to believe in two weeks we'll be half way there!  I'm feeling much better these days in terms of nauseousness, which is so nice.  I'm still taking medicine and am pretty sure I still need it.  Walgreens had some computer issues the other week and I didn't get my refill in time and felt pretty awful just about the entire day.  Not sure when I'll be brave enough to try again to not take it!  Most foods sound good to me, so I feel like I'm eating a little more normally.  I could eat candy corn and cheese all day long, but I could do that before being pregnant so not sure that counts as cravings.  I am still really tired! Some mornings I feel great and all pumped to have energy all day but come 12:30 I feel ready for a nap.  I'm having a hard time getting comfortable at night and am up often to pee, so I'm sure that doesn't help!  

I am so so excited for our 20 week appointment and can't wait to find out what we're having.  We haven't talked about how we'll tell everyone, and Chris goes out of town right after our appointment, so I'm not sure how long I can keep a secret!  I really don't have a hutch either way.  I think I say he more than she, but really don't have any idea.  We've talked about names for both, but definitely will have to talk more once we know.  I'm a little anxious for the appointment, as I just want everything to look healthy.  I'm sure I won't sleep much the night before!

I've felt a few little movements, but it's so hard to tell.  I'm guessing more rolling around that I'm feeling than kicks.  I can't wait to feel kicks and movement that I'm positive are the baby.  We have lots of work to do to organize the baby room.  It's currently a guest room and craft room, which means I have a lot of organizing and purging to do to consolidate all of it to fit in our basement. Hopefully soon, because I am anxious to get to the fun stuff of decorating the room! I think finding out the gender will give me some more motivation.  I hope at least!!

Addi is so sweet when she talks about the baby (most of the time).  She acts so proud and excited to tell people that "mama has a baby in her belly!"  She hugs and kisses my belly every day and loves to rest her hand on my stomach when we're snuggling on the couch.  I certainly have my anxieties about adding a baby to our family, and know it will be a big adjustment for Addilyn.  But I am so excited for her to love on this baby and become a big sister.  

God is so so good and we are so thankful for this miracle and can't wait to meet him or her in March!

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October 4, 2015

"You've popped!"

dress: target   boots: justfab 

There are so many things about pregnancy that are just weird.  Your body is definitely not normal feeling and people make comments about your growing self often.  

My sister and I have had a few discussions with my mom about what may make a pregnant girl feel a little self conscious, like my mom saying "Woah, look at your belly!"  Which to me feels like "Holy cow, you're getting so fat."  But to her it's a totally acceptable thing to say as of course my belly is getting big, I'm pregnant.  She apparently was a confident pregnant women and doesn't remember feeling self conscious about her growing belly.  

And maybe she's right, but I have a hard time not feeling self conscious, especially when I feel like I am getting bigger so much faster this time around.  My question is though how do you respond when people say things that aren't a compliment so a "thank you" just doesn't fit?  

Like this week at least three people have said "Wow, you've really popped this week!" Or "You're definitely showing!" I usually laugh awkwardly and say "yep, I'm pregnant." 

What was or is your response?? Basically I just think people should only be allowed to say a select few things to pregnant woman.  Like "Wow, you are so beautiful," or "What a perfect belly!"  

P.S.  These pictures were from two weeks ago.  Never waste a good outfit to share, especially when you are pregnant.  My belly is has "popped" for sure this last week or so.  

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October 1, 2015

Lately . . .

sweater: jcpenny   tee & leggings: gap   shoes: dsw

Loving . . . the cooler weather and my staple leggings, tank top and sweater. 

Cooking . . . this Thai Chicken crock pot meal tomorrow night. 

Looking for . . . . more pants like these two.  Comfy and mostly appropriate to wear as "real" clothes. 

jogging pants //  jogging pants

Waiting for . . . . these two things to come in the mail. 

 army coat // pink sweater

Thankful for . . . . a really clean house.

Laughing at . . . Addilyn's obsession with brushing her teeth and wanting to carrying her toothbrush and toothpaste everywhere.  Even if it causes some tantrums when it's time to put them away. 

Hope you all have a great weekend!!

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