posted on: 2.15.2016
How far along? 32 weeks and 3 days
How big is baby? Around 19 in and 3 lbs, although I bet this little one is closer to 4 or 5 :)
Total weight gain/loss: I told the nurse to quit telling me over a month ago haha.
Maternity clothes? Oh yeah, not sure how I will ever go back to generic button down pants.
Sleep: Tiredness and pregnancy are best friends. This trimester I do not sleep through the night. Between potty breaks and sore hips I wake up every few hours. I also forgot what sleeping in felt like.
Best moment this week: When the baby chose my belly button as a point of contact and I watched it as it rose and descended into an inverted state.
Movement: For a while it felt like someone was doing jumping jacks non-stop. Now the baby moves in intervals, but still a lot.
Food cravings: Sugar! My most constant pregnancy craving has been tart fruit (still is), but these days my sweet tooth is appalling.
Food Aversions: Not really. However, during the first trimester I had a really hard time with dairy.
Gender: Great question! We are waiting to find out, although I think we're having a boy :).
Pregnancy Symptoms: Do you really want me to start whining? Better question: what symptom don't I have?
Belly Button in or out? Out, that thing popped around month 4.
What I miss: My body! I miss being in shape and real exercise. I never thought I'd say this but I can't wait to diet and run again!
What I am looking forward to: Lots. Meeting my baby, finding out its gender, introducing my baby to the ocean, so many things... oh and dieting haha.
Upcoming appointments/events: I am now visiting the doctor every 2 weeks, I will see her on Wednesday. And as I mentioned my baby shower is this weekend!
Wedding Rings: We parted ways mid-January.
Mood: Tired, excited, irritable.
Wisdom: Pregnancy is a very personal experience. Do you.
PS: Excuse my dirty mirror, I blame the bump. My catch all for all oversights.
posted on: 2.08.2016
With this February heat wave in full effect, dresses like this green beaut have been life savers for the Big Kahuna captured above. I am deep into my third trimester, and I swear my belly constantly surprises my with its ability to continuously expand. Look, I'd like to tell you all that I am digging my pregnant body, but in truth it's heavy, wiggly and all around uncomfortable. Beside that little being growing inside me and his/her impressive back flips and full-downs that seem to appear after I eat any form of sugar (I wonder where he/she gets it from), humor is what keeps me positive. I am my own walking comedy show and audience, finding as many ridiculously accurate ways to describe my figure. The Big Kahuna, the Walking Potato, the Venus of Willendorf are just a few of the fun nicknames I've assigned myself. I am utterly positive my husband and mother are tired of listening to what seems to be self-deprecation, but I think humor is a healer. And trust me this child of mine is getting a kick out of forcing its mother to waddle on like a penguin in a green dress. They say pregnancy is beautiful, but I'd argue that it is a bit entertaining too :).
posted on: 1.26.2016
Jacket: Vintage, Top: c/o PinkBlush Maternity, Bag: Etienne Aigner
Look, we all know that horizontal stripes are the pattern to avoid when wanting to give the illusion of a slimmer figure. However, at almost 30 weeks pregnant, there is no color or pattern in the world that could minimize my obvious mid section orb. There is only one true option, and that is to simply embrace the extra poundage and strut those stripes.
Stripes and I are old friends, and thanks to the fabulous online maternity boutique that is PinkBlush Maternity, I was able to find a top that utilizes my beloved pattern while also making room for that mountain which was once a bump. PinkBlush caters to moms to be and the typical shopper with a regular wear shop too! Although I must say I am quite partial to their maternity clothes, I had to stop myself from going nuts in the maternity dresses section. Any who, my fellow pregnant peeps and bumpless babes- I highly recommend this brand if not only for their vast selection of cute maternity clothes, but at the very least for their insanely affordable prices!
But guys, the good news doesn't stop there! The wonderful team at PinkBlush has decided to offer one lucky reader a $75 gift card! All I need you to do is the following:
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That's it! I'll announce the winner on February 8th, good luck!
posted on: 1.20.2016
Jewelry: c/o Rocksbox (Use code IDRAWSKIESXOXO to get your first month free!)
What I am getting to is for the sake of still feeling like a person with a job, and a feminine person at that, sometimes I need to do something that adds the chic to my hobo. Thus I have found that even a little bit of dainty jewelry and some make-up can go a long way. Just putting on earrings and the slightest bit of sparkle can suddenly make me feel presentable, even in my husband's old shirt and ripped pajama pants. What do you do to transform drab into fab? I'd love to hear your ideas!
posted on: 1.12.2016
I know I whine a lot about dressing the bump, but guys it's wayyyy harder than I thought it would be! Current dilemma: how to wear jackets and cardigans without them looking child size. I mean it, contrast is everything. Take any normal sized jacket and put it against my beach ball of a belly and suddenly said jacket becomes miniature. Solution: oversize it! Thanks to this cardigan from Dresslink, and styles like this and this the bump and the coat settle in balance. Thank goodness I live in Southern California where two layers suffice. I don't think I would leave the house if down jackets had to be factored into my daily attire.
PS: This week marks my entry into the third trimester! As my mother says, "It's the final countdown!"
posted on: 1.05.2016
Turtleneck: c/o Zaful
Good morning all! Today I am thoroughly enjoying the beginnings of El Niño rain with a cup of coffee and Chopin. If only my furry friend would also embrace the sweet sounds of pitter patter on the roof top and relax a bit, this morning would be ideal. Unfortunately, Admiral James is on one and so there goes my peace along with dust, leaves, and water down that storm drain.
To counteract my diminishing patience I am posting a few pictures from before the Holiday where my pug was closer to the version of himself I most enjoy- borderline comatose. Kidding...I love that dog of mine.