Monday, September 16, 2013

2nd Trimester Fashion and Bumpdate

Pregnancy Update and Bump-date

I'm almost to the 16 week mark! I'm SO happy that this pregnancy is flying by so far. Only a few short weeks before I find out the gender of this sweet pea. I'm so ready for that appointment! I'm not exactly sure if I will find out at the appointment, or at the gender reveal party with everyone else. I know I'll probably be too excited to wait! :) Here's a quick bump-date for you:

How Far Along? Almost 16 weeks!
Size of the Baby?  Avocado
Maternity Clothes? At last I'm fitting back into my regular clothes! :) I don't even have to use the belly band anymore. The bloating has diminished, and I'm expecting the real bump to pop out any time now.

Stretch Marks?  Nope! Still hoping and praying! Thankfully, most of this comes down to genetics, and my mom did not have them.
Gender?  We are down to the 3 week mark to find out! I have been so tempted to pay for an early ultrasound!
Name?  We have a few that we really like. My husband cracks me up... after we watch a TV show he always goes through the names on the credits to see if any sound good with our last name. Haha!
Sleep? Still sleepy all the time. I wake up multiple times a night to use the restroom- oh, joy!
Cravings? The worst craving yet... chick fil a! And I live in Michigan...  which doesn't have one. Torture!
What I Miss? Sleeping through the night and not throwing up.

Symptoms?  Morning Sickness, headaches, sleepy, nightly bathroom breaks
Movement?  I'm pretty sure I've been feeling some flutters. It's so hard to tell since I'm not sure what I'm looking for.  
Belly Button?  In.  

Morning Sickness? Still pretty bad.  
Weight Gain? Nope! I've lost quite a bit, though!
Best Moment? My husband talking about how excited he is for this baby to get here. :) It melts my heart! 

Fall Maternity Fashion

I'm still in the weird phase of maternity where I'm starting to get a little bump, but I'm still way too small for maternity clothes. Thankfully fall weather has come on at full force in Michigan, so I've brought out the sweaters, blazers, and boots! The key to this point in the pregnancy is comfy-chic. My style tends to be fairly "preppy" and I love to incorporate equestrian inspired pieces to my closet. I try to wear looser items to conceal the belly. Dark pants are great right now as they help to create a slimmer look. I love American Eagle's Jeggings as they have a ton of stretch but still look pulled together.

Other Happenings...

1. PSI Bands- I tried these for Morning sickness and they didn't help me at all. Such a bummer because I've heard wonderful things! At least they are pink?

2. I finally am brave enough to park in the maternity parking spots at stores. Best invention ever! 

3. I saw the CUTEST baby boy clothes at Babies R Us. The little old man cardigan absolutely melted my heart. In my heart I'm absolutely dying for a little baby girl, so I've been trying to look at more boys things to get me excited if life goes that way instead. I feel so selfish for wanting a daughter, and I know I'd love a son JUST as much... I'm just trying to prepare myself so I can be excited no matter what. 

4. Look what's back! :) I was absolutely THRILLED when I saw this two-pack of Pumpkin Spice Creamer at SAM'S Club! 

Have a fantastic week everyone! I hope that this week brings lots of good memories and happiness to you.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Everybody Has Opinions

14 weeks of pregnancy down... 26 to go! I'm so glad that first trimester is far behind me. I'm still dealing with constant sickness, but I've learned that I'm a lot stronger than I give myself credit for! Due to losing 10 pounds since my last appointment, my doctor decided that it would be best if for a short while I try a combo of unisom and b6 to keep food in my stomach and out of the lovely porcelain bowl my face has become ever so familiar with. Today was the first time in months that I woke up without running to the bathroom. What a relief! Baby is growing and doing great! I heard the heartbeat yesterday for the first time. Such a beautiful, miraculous little sound! It's incredible to know that is happening inside my tummy.

The baby (bloat) bump is pretty much gone now. I'm guessing that's due to the crazy weight loss. Even odder was looking in the mirror the other day and feeling skinny! Not a feeling I expected to get while 14 weeks pregnant! :)

I saw this onesie a while ago on pinterest and originally thought "oh hey... that's kinda harsh." Now I can officially say, I agree! Oh my GOODNESS. Pregnancy brings out the crazy in people. Everyone has an opinion and a strict view on how things should be done. People can be downright mean. It doesn't help that my emotions are a bit out of my control right now. :) Today I sat at my little office cube crying because of others pushing their thoughts and desires for my child on me. Was crying an overreaction? Probably, but I so wish people knew when to mind their own. Chances are if i'm not actively asking for your opinion, I don't want it at this time. I know there will be moments when I come to others needing advice, and will gladly accept any forms of it then. I'm sure everyone has great intentions, but let us learn to make our own decisions for this baby. We want to learn through our own mistakes and successes. My sweet husband gave me the best advice ever, "we'll be ok, just don't let it get to you." I like him. I like him a lot. He's a lot more rational during times like that. Unfortunately things right now DO get to me. I'm already a bundle of nerves being a first time momma, and want to do everything right. 

On a more positive note, seeing ultrasound pictures of our little peanut makes me so incredibly excited! I cannot wait to snuggle this little baby. Only a few more weeks until we find out if it's a he or a she! 

Have a wonderful afternoon. :)