38 Weeks / Leighton’s Nursery

Wow you guys! How has it been this long since I've posted an update? I guess all of you that told me this is just how it goes with the third baby were right, huh? πŸ˜‚ It's hard to believe, but we are just 8 days away from welcoming Leighton into our family, so it's time I get this last bump date up and share pictures of her nursery, even if it's just so that we have for our own personal memories and records.

Third trimester thoughts....

Sleep is minimal (mainly from not ever being able to get comfortable) and my heartburn is at an all time high.

As for my emotions, those have been very high as well haha. I've definitely been feeling ALL the feels lately and have been really emotional, but I know that this is normal. The boys are acting very excited for her to arrive...Camden told me yesterday, "Leighton is going to come out soon and when she does-she's going to rip your shirt!" ha. Grayson has also been pretty emotional lately and pushing boundaries a bit-I've had some hard talks with him (that have ended with me in tears just because I want him to feel so loved!) due to the fact that he's definitely feeling that change is coming, and that he will no longer be the baby. Before bed, though, he tells me all the people in our family that he loves and he always says "I love baby Leighton!"

Discovered how painful lightning crotch can be this trimester (I never had it with the boys)

I just got put on a 5 day steroid in hopes that this will raise my platelet count so that I'm able to receive a spinal/epidural during delivery. Crossing my fingers that it works!

Baby girl is still super active in there and her movements/kicks HURT sometimes!

How far along: 38 Weeks (in 1 day)
Size: A honeydew melon πŸ˜€
Name Situation: Leighton Jane
Gender: Girl
Sickness: NONE...so thankful that this ended awhile ago!
Cravings: Anything cold and fresh - my shakes, salads, ice cream too!
Aversions: No real aversions but my appetite towards the end of this pregnancy has been so low
Nursery: I posted a few pictures below sharing her nursery, we are so happy with how it turned out. I love the flower decals on the main wall behind her crib (bought them off Amazon) and the gold details. I wanted it to be light and airy and girly without being "too much" :)
Heartbeat: 150 at my appointment this week
What I'm Wearing: Stretchy shorts and leggings are pretty much the only pants that fit! With summer ending and some cooler temps, it’s been a little bit more difficult to dress the bump or find things that work for this season (compared to summer when you can just wear maxi dresses everyday!)
Movement: She is SO active everyday that now her kicks have started to hurt! She’s busiest at night when I’m relaxing before bed. She also kicks every night when I read the boys books at their bedtime :)
Sleep: Tossing and turning all night pretty much and getting up 1-2 times to go to the bathroom
Weight gain: I've gained about 30 lbs with her so far which is similar to what I gained with Grayson
Workouts: HA - Chasing the boys has been exhausting enough, but I have tried the past few weeks to at least get some walks outside or on the treadmill in.
What we're most excited about: Meeting our daughter for the first time, seeing what she looks like, and introducing her to the boys... πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

 Sources: Rug - All Modern, Chandelier - World Market, Dresser (switched out the knobs to these brass ones) - Wayfair, Crib (old) - Delta Baby, Wallpaper decals - Amazon, Gold Shelf - Marshalls, Wooden Sign - Hobby Lobby, Letter hooks - Hobby Lobby!



Second trimester thoughts....

It feels so good to have my energy back and no more food aversionsπŸ™Œ They don't call it the 2nd *tri-high* for nothing!

Lots of round ligament pain lately

How far along: 16 weeks
Size: An avocado πŸ˜€
Name Situation: We think we have one for her, and will share it soon!
Gender: Girl
Sickness: NONE...so thankful!
Cravings: Let's just say I had a hard time avoiding all the Easter candy, oh man, so guilty and overindulged a little too much. Basically craving all things that aren't so healthy with the exception of fruit and my Isa shakes that seriously SAVE me on the daily! :)
Aversions: None really anymore
Nursery: Her room is officially a room and not a loft anymore! Last weekend they put up the drywall and door, so now we just need to have the wall touched up and painted! Camden goes in her room frequently and always says "dear baby we love you so much, your room is so beautiful!" Bless his heart! I never want to forget his cute remarks like that.
Heartbeat: 147 at my appointment this week
What I'm Wearing: The pants are getting tighter so I'm really looking forward to being able to wear drawstring shorts and maxi dresses ALL summer!
Bellybutton: Getting closer to becoming an outtie!
Movement: Little flutters but they are still inconsistent as of now, waiting impatiently to feel her kick :)
Sleep: I've been having some pregnancy insomnia lately which is no fun at all. I go to sleep easily but if I wake up in the middle of the night it is really hard for me to get back to sleep. I've been eating a snack at night with protein in it and that has seemed to help!
Weight gain: 7-8 lbs
Workouts: I've been trying to walk or run outside more since it's warmer out!
What we're most excited about: Getting her room decorated, seeing her on a 3d ultrasound (hopefully) soon, and being able to feel her kick!


Recent Fashion Finds

Happy Friday!

All of the items below are so affordable! They aren't maternity, but they do work really well if you have a growing bump. I typically try to show me wearing some of these on my instastories as I wear them because that way is just easier for me right now rather than trying them all on for a blog post! I'll put all sizing info under each item. Happy shopping!

(I got a medium, the small was fine too but I wanted room for my bump)

(I love these for their elastic waistband! TTS, I got them in a 6)

(I sized up to a medium but a small probably would've been ok)

The following shirts are all the same waffle knit tunic style from Amazon and they are SO GOOD!

(I got a medium in this)

(Black-I got a small in this, clearly the sizing is all over the place so I make sure to just read the reviews first)

I sized up to a large in this based on the reviews and it's not too big at all!)



(this is the best dress for pregnancy, I’m wearing the long sleeve version but I also bought the sleeveless in one size up to wear during the summer!)

First trimester thoughts....

I finally got to experience a "real" first trimester because I had it way too good with my previous pregnancies

So fun to be able to share the news with the boys

Exhaustion hit me like a ton of bricks everyday, I couldn't make it through without napping. B6 seemed to help with morning sickness!

I've had two ultrasounds so far (pictures below) and I semi forgot how amazing and special they really are

It's been harder to give up alcohol this time around, probably because a. I had the boys back to back and this time I got a longer break so I was used to having my glass of wine or white claw and b. I have two toddlers running around this time and some days are a real doozy! ;)

Bump popped out much earlier this time, around 9-10 weeks

I did feel a little more anxious/worrisome this time around in the beginning, mainly about if baby was ok and healthy

Finding out the gender so early and that baby is healthy (thanks to the blood test at my doctors office) is such a blessing

How far along: 13 weeks (officially in the second trimester now)
Size: A lemon πŸ‹
Name Situation: We have a favorite (a few actually, back from when we came up with names when I was pregnant with Camden), but we haven’t decided on one for sure yet!
Gender: We found out on Thursday March 28th that baby is a GIRL!! πŸ’• We will never ever forget that moment. I was putting Camden down for a nap when I saw I had a voicemail that the test results were in. I was so nervous to call my doctors office back, and when I heard them say the results were normal and that it’s a baby girl I immediately started crying, and then quickly called Billy with the news.
Sickness: No morning sickness as of the past week (YAY), but at 11.5 weeks I came down with a stomach virus and was really sick for 4 days. I was miserable and the sickest I've been in years. It was really hard to bounce back from, so I'm extremely happy just to be feeling better overall.
Cravings: Cereal, fruit (oranges), ice cream and candy, margaritas (haha)
Aversions: My aversions have been less than they were before, but still not a big fan of any meat right now.
Nursery: We have 3 bedrooms upstairs and the biggest room is actually in our loft space (which is open right now and not a closed yet) so our first step is that we are getting this bedroom closed off, and then we will decide if we're keeping the boys in their current rooms and use the 3rd bedroom as the nursery, or if we will move Camden to that big room and use the smallest room for the nursery. I have ideas, though, on how I want the nursery to look so I'm feeling really excited about getting started!
Heartbeat: 140 at our first appointment, 164 at the second
What I'm Wearing: It is so nice that high waisted jeans are in right now because they will still fit me for awhile. I haven't had to use the rubber band trick yet but I'm sure that fun is right around the corner. Since I’m in still in that in between phase of not really looking pregnant but instead that I ate too much, I’ve been just wearing loose tops. I have a post that will be up tomorrow with some things I’ve bought recently that are bump friendly!
Bellybutton: No change to the bellybutton yet
Movement: Not yet, I can’t wait!
Sleep: I’ve been sleeping really well at home, but when we were in Disney I had the hardest time falling asleep. It took me 3 hours to actually fall asleep a few nights. Probably due to sharing a room with 2 kids and a husband... :)
Weight gain: 4 lbs
Workouts: During the first trimester and when I first found out I was pregnant, I noticed right away how much I needed to slow down with my running. With the boys' pregnancies I didn't run out of breath as much as I do now, and it's weird because I've been just as active leading up to getting pregnant like I was with them. My circulation this pregnancy has also been really different (my veins are extremely blue and out of control!)) Now that I'm feeling better I try to get in 2-3 workouts on the treadmill/some weights per week, but there were definitely some weeks in the beginning where it was less and I couldn't workout due to being sick.
What we're most excited about: Well, finding out we are having a girl definitely takes the cake for the most exciting moment but we're both really excited about decorating the nursery!
Practically everything has been different with this pregnancy, so I thought it would be fun to share how opposite things have been for me. Please remember this is just my experience and I know everyone has different pregnancies (and are maybe are more sick with boys than girls), but for me the "typical" girl symptoms you hear of have been SO spot on...

With the boys...
My hair: Shiny and grew FAST, Now: Sooo dry!
Carrying: Very low, Now: Higher 
Skin: Dry, Now: Really soft
Food aversions: Virtually NONE, Now: Smells bother me & tons of aversions!
Aches/pains: Were all on my right side with the boys, Now: Left side

So yeah, very very different experiences for me. 

We are so excited to meet you, baby girl!!! You are SO loved already! 

 First ultrasound at almost 7 weeks

Second ultrasound at 10 weeks

From the day we found out it was a girl!