Archive for June 2012

30 Weeks

June 28, 2012

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How far along? 30 weeks. Only 10 more to go! This pregnancy is going by so fast.
Maternity clothes? Still a mix.
Stretch marks? Nope. For those who've asked I'm using Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter.
Sleep: Knock on wood, but I'm still sleeping great. 
Best moment this week:  Finally finishing our birthing class. My poor husband thought it was torture! It really wasn't that bad but so much of it is common sense. We didn't really learn much. I know everyone goes to a class and I'm glad we did, but looking back we could have totally skipped it. I am thankful that after the class I have more confidence in myself.....I know now I want to move around and try to progress as much as I can before the pain gets too great and I ask for an epidural. 
Miss Anything? Not really. 
Movement: Yes, he's still a wiggle worm. My doctor said yesterday it looks like he's butt first. I was a breech baby and so was the husband. Let's hope our little guy moves and isn't as stubborn as his parents!
Food cravings: Ice cream! And lots of fruit.  
Anything making you queasy or sick: No.  
Gender: Baby boy

 Labor Signs: None.
Symptoms: My only "symptom" is a big pregnant belly.
Belly Button in or out? In, but it's getting more shallow. 

Wedding rings on or off? On
Mood: Good. I still feel the itch to decorate and re-do my entire house!
Looking forward to: Relaxing this weekend and enjoying some ice cream!
And just for fun....10 weeks, 20 weeks, and 30! 
And don't forget to enter my bracelet giveaway HERE.

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Best Find of the Day...

June 25, 2012

On Sunday my mom and I went to the antique fair....we had such a great time! I love looking for old stuff for my house.

 LOVED these mason jars. This seller always has a ton. I resisted and didn't buy any....but it was tough!

I thought these signs were adorable. I might have to make the "go ride your bike" or the "love you more" some time soon. 
As I've mentioned before, we are in the process of trying to update and upgrade our kitchen. Part of that process includes finding a safe place to store some of my antique glassware. Wouldn't want baby R breaking anything! SO that leads me to our best find of the day.....let me introduce you to my new buffet cabinet.
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I LOVE this cabinet. It is made out of old windows and bead board and is perfect for the space! 

I can't seem to find a recent photo of what was there before......but this one is from a few years ago....
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I never intended for this Ikea bookshelf to be in the kitchen...it worked for awhile. But it is by no means baby proof and had to go!

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So here is the space now. This summer we will have two shelves built above it to hold more cake plates, milk glass, mason jars, and other vintage stuff. But for now I'm just lovin' my new buffet!

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My other favorite find of the day was this library catalog file. It was only a few dollars and so cute! The plan is to fill it will three clear glass mason jars with flowers. LOVE it!

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29 Weeks

June 21, 2012

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How far along? 29 weeks. CRAZY. I'm now seeing my doctor every other week.
Maternity clothes? Still a mix. I need some good yoga/workout pants that are maternity. Any recommendations? 
Stretch marks? Nope.  
Sleep: I'm  still sleeping like a rock. SO thankful for this! 
Best moment this week:  Making burp cloths with my mom and relaxing over the weekend. And also getting started on our kitchen "upgrade"...hopefully it will happen before baby boy arrives. 
Miss Anything? Not really....just sleeping on my stomach. 
Movement: Yes, like crazy some days and then not as much on other days. During our birthing class little man kicked me so hard I gasped. I think he was trying to tell me birthing class is dumb! And I totally agree. 
Food cravings: Cheerios and anything cold. I walked Wrigley the other night while eating a popsicle. I think my neighbors got a kick out of that that one.  
Anything making you queasy or sick: No.  
Gender: Baby boy
 Labor Signs: None.
Symptoms: I'm still loving being pregnant. This week it hit 90 degrees three days in a row....SO not my favorite. My fingers and ankles get a little swollen when it's that hot outside.  
Belly Button in or out? In, but it's getting more shallow. 
Wedding rings on or off? On
Mood: I totally have the itch to decorate and start projects all over the house. Bring on the nesting stage!
Looking forward to: Seeing our baby boy in 11 weeks! And our baby showers have been scheduled...I can't wait!

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Thoughts on the Weekend

June 18, 2012

Happy Monday! We had a great relaxing weekend.

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The husband was in Chicago last week for the Tigers and Cubs game. As you can tell from our sweet puppy Wrigley's name, he's a big cubs fan!

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The husband made sure to buy a few little things for our baby cubs fan too! And apparently he'll be a bears fan as well.

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And he brought home some Garrett's popcorn for this mama-to-be...he sure knows me well.

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The rest of the weekend was spent relaxing (Henry)....

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Making strawberry pie (thanks Chelsea for the recipe!)....

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And making burp cloths! Well, actually my mom made them. I just supervised. Bibs and baby bedding are up next!

I hope you had a great weekend! Oh, and before I forget, check out the amazing frames I found a Hobby Lobby on Saturday....
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Go get yourself some now! They are much more affordable than some of the designer frames you see for sale...and just as cute! Make sure you use a 40% off coupon!

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28 Weeks

June 14, 2012

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How far along? 28 weeks....we are officially in the 3rd trimester! Or was that last week? Every site has a different start date.
Maternity clothes? I'm still mixing maternity with some of my old stuff. Most non-maternity maxi dresses and long tops fit perfectly but I can't wear any of my old pants. So far Target, Gap, Old Navy, and Motherhood Maternity have served me well. I discovered that our Macy's sells Motherhood Maternity stuff....so I can avoid that tiny cramped store!
Stretch marks? Nope. 
Sleep: I'm sleeping alright these days...it is getting a little more difficult to change positions though!
Best moment this week:  Getting some projects started around the house. We are trying to maximize storage as well as baby proof.
Miss Anything? The only thing I really miss is sleeping on my stomach.
Movement: Still tons of movement. Especially during the night and after I've walked Wrigley.
Food cravings: Cheerios and raspberries for sure. And frozen yogurt.
Anything making you queasy or sick: No. 
Gender: Baby boy.
Labor Signs: None.
Symptoms: My only symptom is a big belly! I sort of love being pregnant!
Belly Button in or out? In, but it's getting more shallow. 
Wedding rings on or off? On
Mood: Happy
Looking forward to: Picking out fabric for the bedding and curtains....and finally ordering some artwork for the nursery walls this week! 

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Pinteresting Wednesday

June 13, 2012

Happy Wednesday! Let's get pinning!
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Love this diy stand made out of old shutters. Such a simple project that packs a punch!


I love these stamped clothespins...they would be cute as markers for a garden.


Another cute idea for an old crate. I need to start hanging mine on the wall.


I LOVE this ruler growth chart. It is darling and would look amazing in our baby's nursery.


This is such a cute idea....turn an old baby mattress into a sitting area. I need to remember this for the future!


This chevron skirt needs to make it into my wardrobe asap. I could totally rock this with my pregnant belly.


Homemade apple fritters. Get Out. I need these now.

What are your favorite pins this week?



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First Registry Gift!

June 11, 2012

Happy Monday! We had a pretty low key weekend around here. I stayed busy by working on painting projects, making cookies, and cleaning the house. It was 90 degrees here yesterday....what is going on??? Pregnancy and heat do not mix well at all! We stayed cool by staying inside and going to the movies. (We saw The Lorax at the discount theater....some of it was cute, but don't waste your time on this one.)

But the most exciting thing was that our first baby registry gift arrived! Our stroller! It was a gift from my aunt and uncle, who were like second parents to me growing up. My aunt and I have a close relationship and since she has a son she has always treated me like her daughter. 

We chose the Baby Jogger City Select. In red of course! Wrigley is still a little scared of it, so we'll have to practice walking with it before the baby comes. We walk at least once every day ,and often twice, so we needed a good stroller that would hold up to our activity level. 

Guess who was not scared of the stroller? Sophie hopped in while I was putting it together. She LOVES the stroller. 

In other news.....True Blood is back! Who's excited???? The first episode is waiting for me in my DVR...I can't wait!

This is random, but my mom and I stopped at a couple of antique stores on Friday and I saw this and fell in love. I have no where to put it but I like it. I might have to make something similar soon!

How was your weekend?


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27 Weeks

June 7, 2012

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How far along? 27 weeks. 
Maternity clothes? A mix of maternity and non-maternity. I'm loving my maxi dresses and long tops.
Stretch marks? No. 
Sleep: I'm still sleeping really well, just getting up twice to go to the bathroom.
Best moment this week:  Looking at baby stuff with my mom, finishing up our registry, and spending time with some friends.
Miss Anything? I can't think of anything I miss this week.
Movement: Lots of movements. They seem to be much more frequent and it's such a good feeling! Once I have our little guy I'll miss those little kicks for sure!
Food cravings: Nothing new this week.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope! 
Gender: Baby boy.
Labor Signs: None.
Symptoms: I'm feeling great and loving this stage of pregnancy! Have you seen the "thank you mom" commercial by P&G about moms and the Olympics? Oh my word. Cue the tears!!!!
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Mood: Happy
Looking forward to: Getting some work done around the house....we need to baby proof big time! And I'm looking forward to our second birthing class. We went to our first class on Monday and it was sort of overwhelming but helpful. 

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Ali's Baby Shower

June 4, 2012

Over the weekend we got to spend some good time with our friends Mo and Ali. They are expecting a baby boy in July and we are SO excited! Our boys are going to be best friends for sure. On Sunday I went to Ali's baby shower and had a great time celebrating her and her little guy.

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Two bellies! My bump is sort of hidden by my dress....trust me, it's there!

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Ali got a ton of cute stuff for the baby.

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One of the gifts we got them was this octopus that plays different notes when you squeeze each leg. The husband liked this toy so much he added it to our baby registry!

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This little red sweater just kills me!

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The happy parents to be. It's so weird that the next time we see them there will be a baby....and that soon we'll have one too. Crazy town. We can't wait to meet your little guy in just a few weeks!

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