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 ๐Ÿ‹
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!! ๐Ÿ’• 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!



GIRL!!!! ๐Ÿ’–

We can hardly believe it and have been on cloud 9 since finding out! 

A little baby girl who will have two amazing big brothers to protect her, I truly couldn’t feel happier if I tried. We would have been thrilled to give the boys another brother and add another son to our family, but we were really hoping we would be able to have a daughter since this is most likely our last child. 

Ever since my mom passed away when I was a teenager, I’ve always had a strong desire to have a mother daughter relationship with my own daughter, and I have cried so many happy tears that I will have that opportunity (and how cool is it that my due date is within a few weeks of my mom's birthday?) The boys are truly so excited to have a little sister...they ran around the house screaming when we told them and told me they wanted to go buy her a new toy....a monster truck to be exact, haha! And as for Camden? Apparently we never needed to get a blood test done because he told Billy a few days before we found out that we were pregnant, “I have a little brother and soon I’m going to be getting a little sister!” ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜‚ 

This entire pregnancy I’ve really felt in my heart that this baby is a girl, but logic kept telling me boy! This pregnancy has been the exact opposite of both the boys' (a whole new post for a different day) that it just makes so much sense. We found out on Thursday and it has been the hardest secret to keep, even if it’s only been a few days! We have just been really soaking it up, telling our families (they are ecsatic!), feeling thankful that she is healthy, and naturally I had to run out and get a quick shopping trip in for this little girl! Let's not even talk about the fact of how much trouble I'm going to be in now that I get to shop in all the sections....

Thank you so much for all for your love, and can’t wait to share my first bump date post soon! 


Our Family Is Growing Again!

Baby number 3 is arriving early October! 

I know it's been basically forever since I've posted on my blog, but how could I not come on here and share this huge news?! We are all very excited for this little one to join our family, and it was so fun being able to announce (on my instagram) while we were in Disney World this past week.

I'm so sorry for somewhat abandoning my blog, but I've made the decision that I'm going to start making time for it again because I miss this outlet so much, and I also really want to document this new journey in our life.

I thought I would share a little bit about this pregnancy real quick.... 

Due date? October 10th (I am currently 11 weeks now)

Are we finding out the gender? We will find out if baby is a boy or girl within the next week (is it not crazy how early you can find out now with the bloodtests?!) and will do a reveal after we find out!! 

How have I been feeling? I found out I was pregnant the day before my period was due back on January 28th, and I only took the test because I was cleaning out under my bathroom sink before bed and wanted to be able to throw away the last box of pregnancy tests that I had (it came with 7 or so and there was only 1 left.) Haha! We had been trying for the past 6 months and basically all the other months I could've *sworn* I was pregnant, but ended up getting false tests so this was actually the one month that I didn't think I was pregnant, but once I took the test the line came up positive within seconds! I couldn't help but scream and tell Billy right away. :) I started getting really bad morning sickness around 6.5 weeks and then the food aversions and exhaustion came with it too. So far this pregnancy has been completely different than the boys...I felt really good in general with both of them (I had some morning sickness with Grayson but nothing like I've had with this pregnancy) and my energy was up, but this time around I've needed a nap almost daily and just haven't felt much like myself! The morning sickness creeps in around 3pm and lasts all night, but luckily as of the past week I've started feeling much better! Another difference with this pregnancy is that I actually feel sick after I eat (versus with the boys food always seemed to make me feel better) and smells have really gotten to me. I can’t even change Grayson’s diapers sometimes without running to the bathrooms after. I know that all of this won't last forever and that it'll all be worth it for a healthy baby! 

How did the boys react? We showed the boys the ultrasound picture and they were so excited! Camden has been asking for another sibling for about a year now, haha. He has been baby obsessed lately. Grayson always says, "awww baby! so cute!" and then gives my belly a hug. They have colored pictures for the baby and seem to be pretty excited! 

Okay, now it's time for some fun old wives tales. I really don't believe any of these because they were all mainly wrong with both boys, but it's still fun to document and keep track of, right?!

Heartbeat: 140-145 (Camden’s heartbeat was always 160-165 and Grayson’s was around 140 as well) 
Cravings: Sweets, carbs, and fruit. Literally NOTHING in between. There have been many days that literally nothing sounds good! 
Morning Sickness: Yes
Sleeping on Left or Right Side: Right
Heartburn: No
Chinese Calendar Says: Boy (it said girl for both boys I’m pretty sure!) 
Headaches: Not many
Complexion: No breakouts!
Baking Soda Test: This one was correct with both boys. It fizzed for them, no fizz this time. 
Baby Bump is High or Low: I feel like I'm carrying higher this time so far, and I definitely started showing earlier. I have felt so bloated ever since I peed on that stick!
Mommy's Guess: Boy (mainly because it's all I know after 2 boys)
Daddy's Guess: Girl

I'll be back with another fun post soon! Thank you for coming back to read our news!!!!