Archive for December 2016

Pregnancy Update: 28 weeks

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Last week was a bit of a stressful one which ended with a visit to the hospital, so I wasn't really up for posting. So, I'm trying to catch up and post last week's update still so that I can keep track of my weekly progress.  

How far along: 28 weeks
Size of baby: Eggplant
Weight gain: 21.4 lbs

What am I wearing: Maternity clothes?
I purchased another pair of pants (duplicate of one I already own, but in black), so am now pretty much set with my maternity wardrobe for the next 2.5 months. With it being Christmas time, I was needing something a little more dressy than the basics that I have been wearing, so I found this dress/top at Forever21 that I can wearing comfortably. I find wearing belts super uncomfortable and add unnecessary strain around my ribs, but I wanted to add a little more shape and colour to this outfit.

How do I feel: Symptoms? 
I was having some odd intermittent bleeding last week, and my OB was not available, so I went to Labour & Delivery at the hospital I will be delivering at, and they took me right away. They monitored me and did an exam, and everything is good with the baby. Just have to go for some follow-up tests, but it was such a relief knowing everything is ok with my pregnancy.

Movement: She's moving like crazy! It's not only kicks that I feel these days, but because baby is getting bigger, I can feel her move from one side to another. Or if she's laying more on one side, my belly is very hard and I can feel little feet or shoulders poking me.

Sleep: I tend to wake up around 4:30am some mornings and am unable to sleep for about an hour. But I have been sleeping pretty well for the most part.

Outfit details:
Blouse (dress) w/ belt: Forever21 | Pants (H&M maternity)

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Pregnancy update: 27 weeks

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

I know I skipped week 26, but I felt awful last week because of this never ending cold and really wasn't up for taking pictures. Things have been pretty steady in the last couple of weeks, so not much to update you on in terms of pregnancy changes. I am in my last week of the second trimester, and offically 6 months pregnant. I can't believe only 3 months to go until we get to meet this little babe!


How far along: 27 weeks
Size of baby: Head of lettuce
Weight gain: 20.2 lbs

What am I wearing: Maternity clothes?
My bank account has suffered in the last couple of weeks as my wardrobe was dwindling down to a mere few outfits that fit. I had to buy a couple more maternity pieces (and it pains me how expensive maternity clothes are), but also found some non-maternity pieces at Value Village that I can use to layer.

How do I feel: Symptoms? 
Pregnancy-wise I have been feeling good. My belly is definitely continuing to grow each week and my belly button is slowly disappearing. This morning I was woken up by a Braxton-hick contraction! It was such a crazy feeling and weird to feel how hard my belly was for that quick moment. Unfortunately my efforts to get rid of this cold haven't worked but I am starting to feel better. 

Movement: Lots of strong movements that can definitely be felt from outside my belly these days. It still takes me by surprise sometimes when I feel a super hard kick!

Sleep: My sleep has been interrupted by my cold this past week, but baby has been on the same sleep schedule as me, so I haven't been woken up through the night from kicking etc. (yet).

What I am most looking forward to: Getting things set up in the nursery and nesting at home as we prepare for our little babe to arrive. 

Outfit details:
V-neck sweater (non-maternity, but a size up): Smart set (thrifted) | Pants: H&M maternity

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Style Crush: Dree Hemingway

Thursday, December 1, 2016

You know those girls that always seem to look so effortlessly cool, that's Dree. Her style has been influenced by years in the fashion and film industry, with a twist of her own quirkiness. She is inspiring me to take a more relaxed and fun approach to my wardrobe this winter.

Dree Louise Hemingway Crisman (born December 4, 1987) is an American fashion model and actress and great grand daughter of American literary icon, Ernest Hemingway.

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