27 Weeks

This week is crazy and hectic so far!
We got back from Kansas City, Missouri on Tuesday and I'm going out of town again on Saturday to Alabama! My husband won't be going with me :'( I had my 28 week appointment today at the Women's Clinic since I will be out of town next week. Baby boy is healthy and growing well! So good so far!
27 weeks, 2 days.
I worked out in this...fyi haha.
 Tank Top: Gap Maternity
Shorts: Nike
27 weeks, 3 days.
Top: Forever 21
Undershirt: Shade Clothing Maternity
Jean Capris: Motherhood Maternity
Belt: Target
Earrings: The Buckle? Gift...
Watch: Asia
Bracelets: Charming Charlie, Forever 21

How Far Along: 27 weeks, 3 days. 2nd trimester! Next week I'll be in my third trimester! Holy cow!
Size of the Baby: Head of cauliflower, 2.5 lbs, 16 inches long!
Maternity Clothes: I don't know what to say other than I wear some and when I wear my normal clothes they just aren't as flattering, for the most part. I have a few things that look good but most of the stuff is short and fits a little awkward.
Stretch marks: No...
Weight gain/loss: 20 lbs.
Sleep: Oh last night my back was hurting a lot. My back is hurting a lot today. I think I am doing too much! But I have to! I have so much to get done! Sleeping will never be the same as when I wasn't pregnant and sleeping on my belly...
Best Moment of the Week: I think baby had the hiccups yesterday but I'm not entirely positive. My stomach was spazzing out and I think that is what happens when they get hiccups! A few exciting things is the nightstand arrived and I ordered the baby bedding!
Movement: Oh yes...he is a crazy man in there! It is such a crazy feeling having a baby move in you!
Symptoms: Leg cramps/numbness, back pain, heartburn...not sure what else?
Food Cravings: Anything yummy. I just got some 'Skinny Cow' type of ice-cream sandwiches. I love desserts and trail mix and cheese and smoothies and cinnamon rolls!!!
Gender: BOY!!!
Belly Button in or out: In. I'm giving myself another month and then I think I will have an outie which I think will kind of freak me out haha. My belly button isn't as deep anymore...so crazy! Lol.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really!
Labor Signs: Nope but within a few weeks I think braxton hicks will be starting up, which is normal.  
Wedding ring on or off: On in Colorado and off in humidity lol.
What I miss: No back pain!!
What I am looking forward to: Seeing a foot or hand on my belly haha. I see him move around a lot but I know some people can tell what body parts are moving in there! I think that would be neat!
Nursery: We just got the nightstand today! The crib and dresser should be arriving very soon and same with the crib bedding. Then I have to find a rocking chair which I'm thinking will be kind of hard...can't wait for the room to be painted and at the least the furniture set up! We have to wait on the bedding first to pick out the paint color though.
Emotions: Pretty good I'd say?
Stupid things I have done: Hmmm nothing I can think of.

Funny story: To the right of my belly button, my stomach is always larger. It has been like that for months! When I had my first ultrasound our son wouldn't move out of the right side of my belly so they could get all the pictures they needed. That is why we went in for a second ultrasound. My right side of my stomach is always harder than my left and that is exactly where they found the heartbeat today! He is just obsessed with chilling in that side! It is so funny! The nurse practitioner said his head is down and his bottom and back are on the right side of my belly so he is definitely there! Crazy little man in there!

So...anyways, I really got to find a comfortable rocking chair/glider that isn't too expensive...any recommendations on where to look or good ones?


My First Mothers Day

May 13, 2012
This was the first Mother's Day that I was and am a mother :)
I can't wait to meet my son and feel even more motherly because it will be a lot more real then, obviously.
For Mother's Day, Kevin and I slept in, had breakfast, and then Kevin gave me a pedicure.
It was the cutest thing ever, haha.
The last time I painted my toes I mentioned it was getting harder and more uncomfortable since your belly is in the way and just doesn't feel as good bending over anymore, so he said next time he would paint them, which he did!
He tried so hard...to take off my existing toe nail polish, to paint perfectly on my toes and that included every layer - base, color, and top coat.
Oh and he gave me a foot massage which I think was one of my favorite parts. I love foot massages!
We then got ready for church and headed over to my parents since Kelsi (my sister on a mission in Sao Paulo, Brazil) was calling within a 2 hour window on Skype! She finally called and we all got to talk to her for around an hour. She is doing well and will be coming back from her mission on July 19th of this year!
Crazy thing is, that is her birthday! What are the chances of that?! It was good to talk to her, although the connection was a little bit bad, and crazy to think we'll see her soon. I'm sure she will be shocked at how huge I am haha.
Then my parents gave me my first Mother's Day gift! They got a Mombo nursing pillow with cover.
It is basically like the Boppy but it is newer and has one side that is soft and the other side is harder. You put the baby on a certain side depending if you want them to get sleepy or not. It also has a vibrating thing you can put in there which helps with certain things that I read online but have now forgotten haha. Other than nursing your baby can practice sitting up in it, etc.
Then Kevin and I went to church and then came back to my parents for dinner.
And my mom took this picture of me to send to Kelsi...lol.
I'm 24 weeks, 6 days prego here.
And here is our yummy dinner.
Ritz chicken (which I love and probably should learn to cook haha), broccoli, rice, and those Brazilian cheese balls like from Rodizios or Tucanos! My dad made them in honor of Kelsi being in Brazil haha. They are SO good!
I had a wonderful Mother's Day!

26 Weeks

26 weeks was last week but I was unable to blog about it because I was at the lake all last weekend in Missouri!  We were able to hang out in Kansas City and at Table Rock Lake!
Unfortunately I didn't get a picture really so this one at 25 weeks, 6 days will have to do...
That is pretty much what I looked like anyways.
25 weeks, 6 days.
Cardigan: Nordstrom
Tank Top: Gap Maternity
Belt: Target
Skirt: Target
Headband: Cherry Lane Boutique
Watch: Asia
Watch: Guess

How Far Along: 26 weeks. 2nd trimester!
Size of the Baby: English hothouse cucumber, 1 2/3 lbs, 14 inches long!
Maternity Clothes: I got a maternity swimsuit! It is turquoise colored and a tankini and super comfortable and will work for when I even get bigger! I lived in it alll weekend!
Stretch marks: No...
Weight gain/loss: 20 lbs?
Sleep: I feel like I'm getting decent sleep. I mean my back is super sore and I get leg cramps and pee a few times but it could be worse! I am starting to sleep on my right side more. Oh baby.
Best Moment of the Week: I don't know haha?
Movement: All the time! He is getting stronger! It is awesome.
Symptoms: Leg Cramps, leg numbness- maybe because I was in the car a lot and somehow it affected my sciatic nerve, heartburn, sore back...usual ones :)
Food Cravings: I don't know but the 'Indulgence Trail Mix' from Walmart is bomb and I have been eating a ton of it!!! Oh my gosh love it.
Gender: BOY!!!
Belly Button in or out: In.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really!
Labor Signs: Nope.
Wedding ring on or off: On.
What I miss: Ehhh I don't know?
What I am looking forward to: Having everything ready for our man - which is not going to be anytime soon - and of course, meeting him!
Nursery: Crib, dresser, nightstand on route! We got a crib/toddler bed mattress and changing pad :)
Emotions: Pretty good I'd say?
Stupid things I have done: Okay here is one! Kevin and I were supposed to meet with someone at church to get our temple recommends renewed. Well in my planner I had written down 7:20 but in my head I thought for sure it was 8:30 so I didn't even look at my planner. We got a phone call at 8 wondering if we were still coming and I was like "Oh isn't our appointment at 8:30?" And it wasn't haha...we hurried over and luckily there were a ton of other people waiting for appointments so it wasn't a big deal but I felt horrible! Pregnancy brain at its finest!!!

26 weeks flew by fast!!!


2nd Ultrasound!

When we found out the gender of our baby at our first ultrasound, at 20 weeks, our little guy wouldn't let us get all of the pictures the ultrasound techs needed. So we had to come back at 22 weeks and try again to get the last few pictures...we were fine with that, so we could see him again :)

April 24, 2012 was the 2nd ultrasound.
Kevin and my mom came. They got the few pictures they needed, literally they only needed like 3...a picture of his diaphragm, four chambers of the heart, and a low spine shot.
His heartbeat was a healthy 143 beats per minute...

It went by really quickly and I was like dang, my mom came and we are looking at weird shots and you can't even tell it is a baby haha. Kevin asked if we could check to see if it is still a boy...YEP definitely still a boy! He then asked if we could get another profile shot so they got a few...
I think he is so cute!
Then a different ultrasound tech came in and was just watching the other ultrasound tech get pictures. She then said she wanted to do some 3-D ultrasound stuff for us. We were like YES! So, since I was the last appointment of the day they spent like an hour with us messing around taking extra pictures in 3-D! That was SO nice of them!
So here is his little foot pushing on me!
And a normal foot shot.
Then they kept trying to get little face shots.
It was hard to get a good angle because they couldn't put the whole sensor (stick thing that picks up the picture- you know what I mean?) on my stomach because he was at an angle. So they kept trying and got these :)
Now I used to think 3-D ultrasounds were creepy and be like 'Where is the baby?!"
but I didn't think our little boy was creepy haha. But I swear, I've seen some weird ones, like I don't even know how to explain...anyways, but here is our little guy!
There is definitely a baby in me!!
So you can see his nose and mouth, and then his right arm is bent up covering his face, in fists. His left arm is also in a fist. This is my favorite shot of him!
Here you can see his right arm and hand, nose, mouth, left fist...
This one isn't as good but you can see his nose and arms and fists...
You can see his face and where his eyes are at here...and where his mouth is, that is a shadow...
And here is a different angle where his face is turned to the right...
Anyways, we got like 20 pictures which was crazy and they made us another DVD of the ultrasound!
We were so lucky they didn't have anything else to do and spent the afternoon with us :)
I'm glad my mom was able to see more than an insanely close up of his heart lol...
I love these pictures!!!  Our little boy is healthy so we are happy!
Can't wait to meet him in August!

Yesterday, we got him a crib, dresser (with changing table topper), nightstand (for next to glider/rocking chair) and they should be arriving soon!!! I chose white furniture and am excited. We need to get a mattress and then work on deciding the bedding and then the paint color after...so we can paint the room and then set everything up!

Anyone have any cute baby boy crib bedding suggestions that looks good with white furniture?
Not off white...Thanks!!!


25 Weeks

I feel like the weeks seem to be going faster!
I'm now 25.5 weeks prego! So crazy!
25 weeks, 3 days
Dress: Target Maternity
Earrings: Forever 21
Bracelet: Asia

How Far Along: 25 weeks, 4 days. 2nd trimester!
Size of the Baby: Rutabaga (no idea what that is haha), 13.5 inches, and weighs around 1.7 lb.
Maternity Clothes: They are awesome. Just need shorts, bad...all I can find are short shorts!!! Anyone know where they have any cute bermuda shorts? PS. I know Gap has some but the demi band is weird. Trust me. I tried them on. I have two pairs of shorts that I accidentally bought way too big when I wasn't pregnant. I didn't try them on. I got them on sale for $5 each...need to figure out how to put a maternity band on them or something because they both could work! They are white and cobalt blue bermuda shorts from Shade.
Stretch marks: Nope.
Weight gain/loss: Honestly I don't know. Every time I weigh myself I am different. It varies so much! But the doctor has said my weight gain is fine. She said she would let me know if it is too much or whatever. I feel like I'm gaining weight quickly but I guess the little guy is growing a lot now too! Who knows.
Sleep: Other than going to the bathroom 4x a night and having a very sore back...I am sleeping haha.
Best Moment of the Week: Just figuring out details for our little boy! We may have decided on a name and are finally making decisions with stuff we need to get. We figured out the stroller situation (we think) and decided on a few bedding options depending on what color crib we get...and tomorrow my mom and I are going to Boulder to check out at cribs at Pottery Barn and who knows where else! I'm excited for that.
Movement: He moves SO much and it is awesome. The other day when Kevin woke me up for a morning prayer (before work) I tried to go back to sleep and our little guy wouldn't let me. He was just moving around in there like crazy. I was torn. I wanted to feel him move but I was SO tired haha. I kind of have been super tired this week. So I then layed on my side and I couldn't feel him as much lol.
Symptoms: Leg cramps (sometimes in the middle of the night), headaches (a few days this week I've been waking up with them- no fun!), sore back, stuffed up, oh and heartburn. I think I have it pretty good with heartburn meaning it is bearable. I know some people have to take meds. I definitely have it here and there but don't feel like medication is necessary.
Food Cravings: Red meat, yummy bagel sandwiches (I made them twice this week- turkey, cheese, spinach, tomato, little mayo!), smoothies, trail mix, moist things, guess I should drink more because I'm really thirsty haha.
Gender: BOY!!!
Belly Button in or out: In.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really, just gag in the morning every once in awhile. It is so weird. I hope I don't do that after I have him.
Labor Signs: Nope.
Wedding ring on or off: On.
What I miss: Having more clothing options haha.
What I am looking forward to: Figuring out baby things, preparing the nursery, birthing class on Monday, meeting our little man!
Nursery: Still in the works! We hopefully will get a crib/dresser this weekend and that will give us direction for the bedding, then the paint color, then rocking chair, all that etc.
Emotions: Good?
Stupid things I have done: Just not thinking sometimes lol.

PS. This book is awesome so far...my friend Lesley let me borrow it! 
If you can get your hands on it while pregnant, go for it!

What are you up to this weekend?


Kansas City Temple Open House Trip

Finally, here is our KC trip to see the KC Temple Open House!

 Wednesday - April 18, 2012

Kevin and I flew to Kansas City! We ate a wonderful lunch at Noodles and then hung out at the in-laws for the afternoon. Behind their home is a pasture and in the pasture a horse had some babies! Look at the cute baby horse to the left! I just love horses. Kevin is allergic but sometime I am going to make him take allergy medicine and we are going to ride them on a beautiful trail...someday. I love horses!!!
We then changed into Kansas City Royals attire and made our way over to the game!
I brought one of Kevin's Royals jerseys to wear with jeggings and lets be real, I look huge here haha. I was 21 weeks pregnant and 2 days here.
The Royals play at a gorgeous field.
Kevin wanted to get some pictures here since it was our boy's 'first baseball game' in my belly haha.
Greg & Kevin
Unfortunately, I think they lost...the game...can't remember for sure though.

Thursday - April 19, 2012

Check out this cute boy!  That is Kevin when he was a youngin! Maybe our son will resemble him?
Greg & Kathy made a slide show of pictures of them dating, getting married, and their children growing up and all of the family came over and watched it. It was wonderfully done and it was a special evening. This picture below was one that I don't think made the cut - for the slide show - but I was glad to have seen it!
After the slide show we drove over to the Kansas City Temple!
We went through the open house and let me tell you the temple is gorgeous inside and out!
Here it is!  Unfortunately we went at night and it was kind of chilly so we couldn't get many good pictures.
Us and the temple. Awkward picture I know. And Kevin's tie...lol.
 It was a great experience to go through the open house and it makes me excited for the temple to be built in Fort Collins! AND we are less than 2 miles away from it, so awesome!!! There will be ground breaking for the Fort Collins temple in December of this year!

Friday - April 20, 2012

 We had a lovely brunch at First Watch. I just love breakfast foods!!! It is one of my weaknesses ha.
We then hit up Zona Rosa and I got a pair of maternity khaki capris from Old Navy, maternity jeans from Gap, and some cute clothes for our boy! It was a fun afternoon of shopping.
Look at the cute clothes Kathy and I got at Old Navy & Baby Gap for our boy!
So excited for him to wear them!
We then hung out at the Painters and Tara and I talked about baby everything...strollers...carriers...high chairs...everything. Gosh there is so much more I have to become informed on! We still have SO many decisions to make for our son like crib, dresser, stroller, car seat, etc... kind of overwhelming.
In the evening the girls got their nails done. I tried shellac for the first time and I love it.
I got this mint green 'seafoam' color! It lasted for almost 3 weeks!
Saturday - April 21, 2012

We woke up early and went to Zach's soccer game. It was hilarious. I haven't been to a little kids soccer game in ages...brought back many memories from my soccer days! They still eat oranges after haha. I honestly don't remember what else we did this day but we did sit around the camp fire at night which was great. I love campfires!
Sunday - April 22, 2012

 Kevin and I attended church and flew back to Colorado. And that was our lovely trip!


24 Weeks

24 weeks is this week!
We have some baby name options but haven't decided for sure... :)
23 weeks, 6 days.
Top: Ann Taylor Loft Maternity
Maxi Skirt: Urban Outfitters
Bracelet: Guess
24 weeks, 2 days.
Top: Clothes Pony
Capris: Motherhood Maternity
Watch: Asia
Bracelet: Guess

How Far Along: 24 weeks, 3 days. 2nd trimester!
Size of the Baby: Eggplant, 1.7 lb.
Maternity Clothes: Yep wearing them here and there! I need to get some longer tank tops for when I workout...and some shorts still and maybe a swimsuit!
Stretch marks: Nope.
Weight gain/loss: I don't even know haha.
Sleep: Going alright! My left side is sore from laying on my left side but not much you can do I guess!
Best Moment of the Week: Hmmm we had our 24 week appointment on Monday and his heartbeat was 156. Everything is going good so far!
Movement: He is one active boy!
Symptoms: Tiredness, leg cramps- a couple of times I woke up with them...so weird!
Food Cravings: Red meat! Because...I did the glucose test on Monday and they said that I am still borderline anemic. I'm already taking a prenatal vitamin with iron in it and an extra iron supplement and I'm still kind of anemic! I need to get my iron up somehow...thoughts? Guess I will eat red meat and more leafy greens!
Gender: Little baby boy!
Belly Button in or out: In.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really.
Labor Signs: Nope.
Wedding ring on or off: On.
What I miss: Feeling totally normal haha. You just feel different being pregnant, but that is okay!
What I am looking forward to: Meeting our boy! And our birthing classes start on Monday so we're excited!
Nursery: Still in the works! We think we know a theme for the nursery but we will see if we can pull it off.
Emotions: Good?
Stupid things I have done: Just not thinking sometimes lol.


Life as of lately via Instagram

So...I was going to create a lovely Photobucket collage for you all so the post would be way shorter and much sweeter but apparently they changed the way they do collages and it seems hard. As of now, I'm not going to be attempting to make a collage through them. Maybe I will find another collage making website? Any recommendations?
So now I will catch up you on the little things in my life that do not turn into posts and by the way, I'm super impressed I am slowly but surely catching up!
After this, I need to blog about the 2nd ultrasound, Kansas City trip, and then I'm at where I am now :)
My friend Emily and I did a Livingsocial through Evolve Yoga here in FoCo. We got to go to 5 yoga classes and I just finished the 5th class last week! I just bought some light weights so I'm going to work in some arm workouts and who knows what else...I need to make an actual routine now that I have energy. I've been pretty good staying active but I want to get more out the time I spend working out, if that makes sense.
Kevin made this awesome meal - Pasta Carbonara - a few weeks ago.
Let me tell you squash and zucchini cooked in olive oil is now a favorite dinner veggie side. 
Oh my gosh loved it!
We still are doing breakfast meals, all.the.time.
Can't go wrong.
Best surprise I've found in my purse in a long time.
I freaking love Milky Ways.
I try to go on a walk everyday if I don't have another workout planned and SO CLOSE to our house the city is building a brand new park! I will take my boy here someday... :) It is only a 5 minute walk!
My mom came to our 2nd ultrasound and afterwards we went into this little boutique called 27 Trees.
We found this super soft baby blanket and she bought it for our boy! Can't wait to wrap him in this cute blanket!
Here are some views from another walk Katinka and I went on!
One evening Kevin brought these lovely flowers home for me!
They lasted a long time which is always a plus!
Kevin is so thoughtful :)
I do not recommend Monopoly to anyone.
I don't know if I've ever finished one of these games.
Have you ever finished a Monopoly game? Really, now.
I played it with my brothers, Zach and Hunter, and Hunter traded me all his money (except $1) for one of my railroad cards which he wanted haha. Not a good move on his part. The game went downhill from there and we all got annoyed at each other lol.
Katinka loves to model, no lie.
Oh my gosh. Snooze.
Snooze is the most amazing breakfast restaurant, ever.
I have never had a bad experience there and I always leave wanting to come back because I'm so obsessed with my meal. This doesn't happen to just me, but everyone.
I had a red velvet cake pancake and half a breakfast burrito (my mom and I shared two entrees).
If you ever go there you must try one of their fun pancakes! Too.die.for.
Here we have a lovely monkey 'pee pee teepee!'
Have you ever heard of a 'pee pee teepee'? Lol.
My mom and I went to Clothes Pony, right after leaving Snooze, and my mom found these there.
Clothes Pony is a children's and baby boutique in downtown Fort Collins.
Kind of pricey but they have awesome stuff.
I was looking at diaper bags and she came up to me with this teepee.
I have no idea if it will work but she bought one.
If you are still confused, I will tell you straight up. You put this on a boy's pee pee since apparently they pee all over you when they are newborns...so it is a shield haha.
The girl at the register said a ton of people buy them for gag gifts and some people love them and swear they are amazing. 
So we will see!


Now off to my glucose test (YUMMY!) & 24 week check up!


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When we found out I was pregnant...

I've been planning on writing a post on this...and just realized I never did!
We found out I was pregnant on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011.
I was almost 5 weeks pregnant when we found out.
Kevin and I went downtown Fort Collins to walk around and check out the fun stores.
I wanted to check out White Balcony, Kansas City Kitty, and some other ones.
Apparently we were both annoying each other and it wasn't very fun for some of it haha.
I was kind of hormonal and later I found out why.
After our afternoon downtown I was thinking "Dang, why am I acting like this? I'm either about to start my period or I better be pregnant!" ...because I guess I kind of do get PMS-y before I get my periods.
Kevin was watching TV and I was so annoyed so I think, I'm just going to go take an at home pregnancy test and find out! I always wanted Kevin to be next to me when the lines appear on the test and says "You're pregnant" or whatever but I was like screw it, I need to know haha.
So I go upstairs and take the test...then 2 lines appear which meant I am pregnant.
I was shocked and on the box it said to wait like 2-3 minutes for the lines to appear.
I waited that time to make sure the second line didn't disappear!
It stayed there. Thank goodness I am not crazy, I'm pregnant!
I was in shock and it seemed unreal.
By the way I took just one of these tests that day (not the top one - that is a cheap dollar store one).
Then the next day, and the following day, I took the other two haha.
I made sure not to get the "pee part" in these pictures since apparently some people think that is super gross. I don't really care, honestly, but whatevs...and too bad it is blurry ha. I have some better ones that are clearer that show the pee part lol.
I then ran downstairs and said to Kevin, "Guess what?!"
Like he would have guessed haha...
He said "I don't know"
I showed him the pee stick and said "I'm pregnant! That is why I've been so crazy today!"
I think he was in shock as well but he was very excited.
We both were. 
We wanted to have kids now so it wasn't a surprise or oops haha.
 We just chilled on the couch and couldn't believe I was pregnant.
I decided I would take another pee test the next day and the following haha, saving the dollar store one for last (since it can't detect pregnancy as early).
Each one showed two lines meaning you're pregnant!
 I wish I could have told Kevin in a creative or fun way that I was pregnant but there was NO way I could wait longer than those 2-3 minutes for the lines to stay there, and NOT tell him!
Then on Monday, I called The Women's Clinic and said "I'm pretty sure I'm pregnant. I just took 3 tests and they all said I'm pregnant. Should I come in to get blood work to make sure I'm really pregnant?"
So yes, I wasn't very trusting in these home pregnancy tests haha.
But she said "No, you're pregnant. And come in at 6 weeks (I think) for blood-work and to meet with a financial lady and counselor." (You meet with a financial lady who goes over insurance and tells you how much it will cost to bring your baby in the world...omg...we cannot spend any money haha. Also you may meet with a counselor lady who will tell you congrats, ask about family history and give you books, pamphlets, and stuff to read and look over...)
I just thought I had to double check but then I started to believe I was pregnant.
I just felt so good and not very different so that is why I wasn't that sure...and I haven't been pregnant before.
Here is me the next day, pretty sure.
We were like, let's take weekly bump pictures!
Well, it didn't go so well and then I started taking random ones on Instagram so oh well, maybe we'll take better ones next pregnancy.
I was 5 weeks here. Dang, I don't even know what it feels like to be that size anymore. CRAZY!
 We are SO excited to meet our baby boy!!!!
24 weeks is tomorrow and I get to do the lovely glucose test and make sure I don't eat sugary foods...so hmmm what to eat tomorrow haha.


23 Weeks

22 Weeks, 6 days.
Dress: Shabby Apple
Shirt: Downeast Outfitters
Watch: Louis Vuitton, Asia
Bracelet: Forever 21
23 Weeks, 1 day.
Top: Nordstrom (one of my favorite shirts ever & even great for maternity!)
Undershirt: Shade Clothing Maternity
Pants: Jag Jeans, Nordstrom
Necklace: Gift
Bracelets: American Eagle, Charming Charlie, Gift.
23 Weeks, 2 days.
Top: Ann Taylor Loft Maternity
Pants: Motherhood Maternity
Sandals: The Buckle
Necklace: Ann Taylor Loft.
Watch: Asia
Bracelets: Charming Charlie
Earrings: Nordstrom

How Far Along: 23 weeks, 3 days. 2nd trimester!
Size of the Baby: Ear of corn, 11+ inches long, 1.5 lb.
Maternity Clothes: I love maternity bottoms. They are the best.
Stretch marks: Nope.
Weight gain/loss: 12 lbs?
Sleep: It has been alright. Once this week I couldn't get comfortable so I slept for a few hours on our Lazy Boy chair...which seems comfortable but wasn't really haha. Laying on my back is getting more uncomfortable as well!
Best Moment of the Week: Being able to see my stomach move because my son is moving around in there! Earlier this week I was sitting at the computer. My son was just moving away and then I looked at my stomach and saw it move outward and back, if that makes sense. It kept happening! He was working out or something in there haha. Hopefully preparing to be a BYU athlete like his dad!
Oh and we took a tour of the hospital we thought I'd deliver at, and it was great, and I think we will go there! We registered there but I just need to figure out the baby's insurance, get back to them, and we are good to run in there when it is time to deliver him!
Movement: All the time and he is now! I love it.
Symptoms: Just back pain but feeling pretty good. I am going to yoga tonight so hopefully that helps.
Food Cravings: Salads, ice-cream, fruit, and...cookies haha!
Gender: Little baby boy!
Belly Button in or out: In.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really.
Labor Signs: Nope.
Wedding ring on or off: On.
What I miss: Just more clothing options and a tad more energy but none of that matters!
What I am looking forward to: Meeting our boy!
Nursery: We are going to look at cribs and changing tables/dressers soon, then decide on bedding, and a paint color and go from there!
Emotions: Good?
Stupid things I have done: Umm nothing really!

Question: Where are good places to look for cute bedding? Also, do babies sleep with those comforters? Or do all you really need are sheets? I'm trying to figure this whole bedding thing out. I feel like a lot of the baby bedding is super bright and has huge big patterns...I'm looking for something more neutral and basic if you know what I mean? Thoughts?