Thursday, March 9, 2017

Pregnancy- 39 weeks

How far along? 39 weeks (tomorrow)
Baby Size: Pumpkin
Total weight gain: 32 lb (ish) 
Maternity clothes? Yes...but my leggings and tanks are really starting to wear and tear, so desperation is setting in!
Sleep: Not very good, but I'll have a good night here and there which is really refreshing.
Working out: Yes, I've been a walking machine lately :)
Best moment this week: I think we're getting a mini van!!!
Miss Anything? I'm really excited to have hot sauce again, and.......a margarita 
Movement: Yes.  Movements are different and big hard jabs.
Food cravings: Nope.  Not too into food, but sweet over salty which is unlike me.  
Looking forward to: Final days of pregnancy!!
Do you see the look of desperation in my eyes!?!  Can't wait to meet you, baby boy!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

What's Up Wednesday

SO happy for it to be the last Wednesday of the Month!!! I'm linking up with Shay! Here's what has been up with us this month:

What we're eating this week:
Monday: Chicken Pesto Ranch Sliders
Tuesday: Tacos
Wednesday: Chix Parm
Thursday: Tortellini
Friday: Pizza

What I'm reminiscing about:
My baby shower was 3 years ago for Kaylee, and all sorts of pictures and memories have been popping up.  Look at all these clothes!  I'm doing the exact same thing with Griffin's stuff right now, and it has me thinking about when my big girl was a baby.

What I'm loving: 
Spring in February!?! This is the greatest gift right now.
This girl loves some porch time and loves her swing.  I snapped this pic from inside, and she was playing so sweet with this baby.  She is going to be the best big sister!

It was either 5 or 6 and it was light out AND warm out.  
And fresh air is so good for our souls.  Bed time and evenings in general feel so much easier when we get outside.  The past four or five nights we've been doing like 10-15 minute walks around the neighborhood which have been great for everyone.

What we've been up to:
Celebrated Valentine's Day

Someone needed to make her feet "beautiful" (insert eye roll here), luckily it was washable, but it took a few washes to get it off.

My parents' friends gave Kaylee money for a new dress, so she picked out this one, bow pants, and princess undies #BallinOnABudget #Day3OfThisDress

I had this little helper on Monday it was full of dancing, the library, and the playing outside!
I also did a A Day in the Life post this week.

What I'm dreading: 
This will sound terrible, but I have been basically dreading the end of every day.  I feel SO maxed out by like 530 or 6pm, and helpless.  I don't remember being actually sore and in pain by the end of the days when I was pregnant with Kaylee.  I was teaching full time, but there is just something about chasing around a toddler all day...

What I'm working on:
People have been SO generous in giving me adorable baby boy clothes.  I'm working on sorting sizes, getting everything washed, and filling up his dresser!

What I'm excited about:
We are less than one month from baby!  I'm so excited to meet him as well as having my sweet "niece" be born on 3/8

What I'm watching/reading:
Watching:Scandal, SVU, Bachelor (still don't love him....)
I really, really like this book, and I look forward to reading more of this author.  For whatever reason, it's taking me such a long time to finish, but it'll be done by the end of the week.

What I'm listening to:
If anyone wants to challenge me in a game of "Name that Tune" from the Sofia the First album, game on.  I feel so confident I could sing every word, to every song, at any time of day...send help.

What I'm wearing:
Maternity stuff, t-shirts, sweats.  I have some maternity looks in my Pregnancy posts.

What I'm doing this weekend:'s looking like a slow weekend, but nice weather.  Maybe a short zoo trip, park, we'll have to see.

What I'm looking forward to next month:
Have I mentioned there will be a baby next month!?! :)

What else is new:
I think that's everything.

Beauty product I couldn't live without:
I feel like I'm in a rut as far as finding something I LOVE.  I recently started using eyelash primer which I've liked, as well as a highlighter that I'd gotten a while ago from an Ipsy bag but can't find online.  My naked pallets are always a fav too.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Day in the Life (Winter 2017)

I wanted to do a  post before A Day in the Life post before things change, A LOT. next month when baby comes.  (I wish I could put into words how great it feels to be able to say, "next month" :)) So, I documented a pretty typical day in the life this past Thursday.  Here it is:

I didn't decide I was doing this post until after we got out of bed, but Kaylee wakes up anytime between 530-7 (615 is the norm I'd say), and we usually watch a show in bed.  I used to love having some quiet time before she got up, but since it's unpredictable and #pregnancy, I usually just wait for her to walk down.  Sometimes she's in her jammies, sometimes she's in a fancy dress and skirt, it's always a mystery :).  After our show, we both had breakfast then she worked on some stamps and coloring while I...

was in need of a face and hair lift!

I do pretty minimal on these days and did some concealer, bronzer, and mascara.  I'll do some curls too and that'll take me at about 10-15 minutes.  Ready for school!

Kaylee picked this outfit....I convinced her that this shirt was good to wrap up her valentine's week at school, but since it wasn't a dress she NEEDED a sparkly skirt and pants.

A few minutes of these two before we headed out the door.

And look...snow!  We got an inch or two this day, which is cracking me up because it's going to be 65 and sunny today.

Always early to snapchat.

This girl loves school.  We have a drop off line, and usually she is sprinting to the door before I can even blink.

I had a little work to do, so I went to Panera for about 45 minutes to get some stuff done.  I went to Children's Place after because their sale signs made me, and I will show you the end product of that, later (:

After school, we went to grocery pick up, which has been amazing

My little helper.

aaaaand, wardrobe change.

So these dresses were 29.99 originally, but I got them each for either $4 or $6 which was a win!

Naptime is usually more like 130 or 2, but she said, "Well, I think it's time I take a nappy do" so after lunch that's what we did.

And I did laundry....

But rewarded myself with this massager that my brother got me for Christmas and is AMAZING.  While watching...

My guilty pleasure.  #LoveYouLiv

And, lunch.  Food has been weird for me, but this sounded good today.  Spinach dip, carrots, and pretzels.

Waking up is HARD for this girl #SheGetsItFromHerDaddy.  Some days are worse than others and this day was rough.  I usually have a quiet activity planned or books sent out, but before we could get to that she did about 20 minutes alone in my room to get used to the day.  When she naps at 130-2 I often have to wake her around 4.  Early naps mean for earlier wake ups though, which help at bed time.

Back to herself :).  I came up to check on her and she was a "kitty princess" (notice the wardrobe change.....we do a couple dresses a day)
She was having so much fun on her "island"

My back was killing me, I think between the trips up the steps with groceries and laundry.  My plan was to go to the gym at 5 since Gerald was going to be late, but that didn't happen.  I played Kaylee's favorite music while I hopped in the shower.  I could hear her singing and playing which was cracking me up.

My phone apparently rang, and she unplugged it and brought it into me and said, "Mom, you have a call.   Do you want me to get it?" #WhenDidYouTurnTwelve  For the rest of my shower she read me bath books like I often do to her.

LOL, what's privacy?

My plan was to make this, but I was really hurting.  I made Kaylee and I spinach, yogurt, raspberry, strawberry, avocado, and blueberry smoothies.  I also gave her a little snack platter.

Because one pink straw just isn't enough.  Gerald got home around 7, hung with K before getting ready for bed where we do a show, snack, and milk.  She always wants story, song and prayer from each of us...oh you poor thing, so much is going to change for you hahaha.  

Scandal was on!  What used to be wine and buff chix dip is now ice cream and shirley temples.  Gerald and I winded down watching Scandal and the end of an awesome Pens game.  I'm usually asleep between 9-10, but this was probably 10-1030.  #WILD

As I was scrolling on my phone before bed, I saw this meme and lol'd.  

Well, that was it!  A really typical day in the life.  Hopefully I'll have a new fun one to post in April or May with our new little addition :)

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Valentine's Day 2017

I love and always have loved Valentine's Day.  I know sometimes it gets a bad wrap for being a Hallmark holiday, but after a post-Christmas/New Years lull, I am always ready for this light-hearted and PINK celebration.  My mom always made is special for us growing up with pink breakfasts and new outfits or gifts (and still does. She got me the best little gifts this year :)) so I've tried to carry that tradition on with my little family.  First up, I had a little Valentine's Day Tea Party for the girls in our family on Sunday:

Everyone brought a little treat to share, which made it so easy for me!  I made these little heart sandwiches.

The party was a success!  Kaylee loved having all of her favorite people there (although she kept saying to me, "it's okay if boys come mom.  They might like it.") 

Monday we did this little craft to give to grandparents.  She is so into gluing, so it was the perfect little Valentine to make.

Valentine's Morning...when you wake up to donuts!  I got donuts for Kaylee and Gerald.  I left Gerald a little bag of treats and same with K.  

I opened the fridge to a breakfast sandwich and this note, yum.

Lollipop lips were a hit.

I had a doctor's appointment, so here we are waiting in the car for Gerald.  (If the dress looks familiar, it's because it was her Christmas dress.....)

After the doctor's, we went to a favorite spot to play with puppies :).  We don't have a dog, so I really try to keep Kaylee around animals as much as possible so she's not afraid and learns how to treat them and as I have to tell her 24903482 times, "Be gentle"

After puppies and the gym, we went home to a heart scavenger hunt!  She loved this so much that I think I'll do it with even post-its or shapes.  I hid about 10 hearts around the house, and she had so much fun finding them.  Not pictured is our everything heart-shaped lunches (:

Each heart had a little message.


Kaylee went to my in-laws, and Gerald and I finished up the day with a college basketball game, which is about as good as it gets for me!  We saw a really good game and ate junk food, perfection.  

Hope your day was filled with LOVE!