Friday, October 31, 2014

Five on Friday!

Happy Friday friends & Happy Halloween!!!


Linking up with the 5 on Friday ladies, April, Christina, Natasha & Darci!

One - Thanks to Ms. Christina herself & her super easy DIY, this pumpkin shirt is a super fun maternity option for a Halloween costume!  Thanks for all of the love from sharing it on my bumpdate & Insta as well!

Two - I'm excited to be celebrating Halloween tonight with friends which gives me the perfect reason to whip up the oh-so-delicious Pumpkin Dip!  If you haven't made it before, run to the grocery store on your lunch break & get the simple ingredients!
Recipe here!

Three - Confession... So, it's October 31st & I still don't have my Fall wreath up yet!  I actually had a really great idea of having it up by Wednesday or Thursday & sharing the finished product with y'all today... #bloggerfail.  Let's cross our fingers I'll get it done over the weekend & can share with y'all on Monday!!  (Please tell me I'm not the only one who's slacking this season??  Haha!)

Four - My 2015 planner came in earlier this week & I cannot be more excited to start jotting things down in it... Liiike, our baby shower date & umm... my DUE DATE!  I picked out the same planner that I've used this last year & it really is the perfect planner, for me.  Last year I purchased it at Target but, haven't been able to find it in the store recently so, I went to their website & purchased it straight from there!  I plan to share more about the planner in another post but, if you're in the market for one check out Orange Circle Studio!
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Five - Miss Pink Lou Lou shared these boots recently on Insta from Red Dress Boutique & I cannot get enough of them!  They are officially on my birthday/Christmas wish list... hint hint... Husband, Dad, Brother....  :)

Hope y'all have a great weekend!!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Baby Yancey - 26 Week Bumpdate!

Happy {almost} Halloween y'all!!!

Pumpkin shirt tutorial here {super easy!}

How far along:  26 weeks!

Baby Size:  Baby boy is the size of a head of lettuce... holy moly, I can't believe that is inside of me!?

Maternity Clothes:  Oh yes!  The more "regular" clothes I try on, the less that fit!  Thankfully Matt sees my struggle each morning & didn't bat an eye when I told him "I need more clothes...".  He's a good man, guess I'll keep him. ;)

Stretch Marks/Swelling:  Nothing new so far!

Sleep:  Descent... I've been sleeping with a pillow between my legs & that seems to help my back a lot.  I've started waking up at 3 or 4 am & feel wide awake - hoping that stops soon!

Exercise:  We've been slacking on our evening walks this week but, I do feel great after so I'm hoping to start back again this next week!

Food Cravings or Aversions:  Good 'ol sweet tooth still hanging around!

Gender:  Boy!  Jack Montgomery!

Movement:  Oh yes!  It's been so funny feeling him more & more & watching my stomach.  He's certainly a wiggle worm & I love it!

Symptoms:  A growing bump.... I'm finding I can't bend over as easy as I once could & that makes things interesting.  I immediately hate that I've dropped anything, ever.

Labor Signs:  NO!  Hope these stay away for at least 11 more weeks!

Belly button in or out:  In

Wedding rings on or off:  Engagement ring on

Mood:  Happy!

Nursery:  Coming along... Matt started sanding his dresser & we picked out the dresser color on Saturday!  We also decided on the layout of how everything will go in his room & I think we've decided on a glider!  #progress

What I miss:  Being able to bend over!  LOL!  My stomach is definitely getting bigger & it's becoming more & more noticeable with different things I try to do - bending over, sitting on the floor & getting up.

Best moment this week:  Visiting my best friend & meeting her little boy!  I could not be more excited for her & her new little family but, it also makes me that much more excited & anxious to meet our baby boy!

What I'm looking forward to:  Going to Canton trade days this weekend!  I already know what I'm going after - things for Jack's room, obviously!

Other Notables:
+ We are officially under the 100 day mark! 92 days from today is my official due date!
+ Friday is my glucose test.  I've heard conflicting opinions on how tolerable the drink is or isn't.  I suppose I'll share mine next week.
+  We have our first pediatrician interview this evening & I'm super excited!  (Strange? Yes but, it makes things that much more real!)
+  Last week I purchased Baby 411 & The Happiest Baby on the Block books.  I started reading Baby 411 & I'm really enjoying it so far!  They're open, honest, to the point & somewhat funny.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Baby Yancey - 25 Week Bumpdate!

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How far along:  25 Weeks... Time is seriously flying by!

Baby Size:  The size of a cauliflower.  Jack now knows the difference between up & down & should be gaining extra fat & hair!  I hope he has lots of hair when he's born!  I had a head full of dark hair & Matt had none... so, it'll be a toss up!

Maternity Clothes:  Yep!

Stretch Marks/Swelling:  All good in tha hood!

Sleep:  Pretty good... I really can't complain!

Exercise:  Proud to report that I have walked 3 times in the last week!  The first day was a bit rough but, I've been stretching & Matt & I walk a little further each day.  I feel good though about finally getting moving!

Food Cravings or Aversions:  The 'ol sweet tooth is still in full force!

Gender:  BOY!

Movement:  He's been a little quiet this last week but, funny enough sitting here typing this survey he's being quite the wiggle worm!  :)
*Update: Last night before we went to sleep Jack was super active, go figure! But, Matt & I both could feel him & then sat & watched my stomach do all sorts of acrobatics!! It was so crazy & so cool!! 

Symptoms:  Starting to feel the added/shifted weight in my stomach.  Does that make sense?

Labor Signs:  Nope!

Belly button in or out:  In... more shallow by the day though!

Wedding rings on or off:  Engagement ring on!

Mood:  Matt says I'm snappy, I say I just want things done... HAHA!  Overall, happy & excited though!

Nursery:  The closet is finished!  I can't wait to share with y'all how we've transformed it!

What I miss:  Nothing really...

Best moment this week:  My brother-in-law & sister-in-law had pulled a lot of things out for us to pass along to Jack from our 2 nephews so, we were able to go through everything this weekend.  There was so much stuff but, we are so thankful for everything they were willing to pass along!

What I'm looking forward to:  Starting the dresser re-do (after the closet is done)!  Aaaand, my best friend miiiight be having her baby this weekend!!  SO exciting!!

PSA... Earlier this week I received my free, yes free breast pump in the mail.  It's the Medela Pump In Style Advanced Breastpump Starter Set.  (I'll probably need to purchase a larger carrying bag & extra bottles but, it certainly beats purchasing the entire pump!)  In case anyone didn't already know, you can get a free (or discounted) breast pump through your insurance company.  I actually didn't even have to contact my insurance company at all.  I simply contacted a distributor through Medela & they took care of everything for me.  Once I confirmed the pump that I wanted, it was on my doorstep within days!  Click here to visit the Medela site & get your free (or discounted) breast pump!  Feel free to ask if you have any questions!


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