Monday, September 1, 2014

16 Weeks

Hi honeys! I hope you all are enjoying your holiday weekend! I had my brother visiting brother so its been nice just relaxing and spending some quality time with him. Since this bump is taking off I thought it would be a good time to start sharing my pregnancy updates for this go round ;)  i'm actually almost 17 Weeks now but this picture was from last week....

(Dress from Target!)
How far along: 16 Weeks

Gender: ??? We couldn't tell at our last ultra sound but should know at our next one in a few weeks. This pregnancy feels pretty identical to Ava's so i'm not sure if that means another girl?

Total weight gain: close to 8 lbs! I pretty much put on 5 lbs right away in the first trimester like last time. However this time around I definitely started showing much sooner and am seeing a bigger bump at 16 weeks than last time.

Maternity Clothes: I'm still in regular clothes and some of my low rise or boyfriend jeans still actually close. The majority of my pants though I have to use the hair tie trick.

Stretch marks: Not yet...still lathering on my Cocoa Butter. I used it my whole pregnancy with Ava and hoping it works this time around as well. No fancy expensive creams for me. I just used Palmers Cocoa Butter from Target.

Sleep: Pretty great so far minus having to get up once a night for a restroom break.

Miss Anything: I always miss cocktails when i'm pregnant. I don't drink a lot but having a cocktail or two is always nice! I also miss Sushi and crop tops of course . ;)

Cravings: I think "lack of" cravings is more like. Just like when I was pregnant with Ava nothing sounded good to me.  Juices and Spring Rolls (yes random) are pretty much the only things I won't pass up right now.

Symptoms: it's still early but ladies these hips are hurting already! The first trimester I was really nauseous and SUPER tired. I know thats to be expected but the tired was on another level. I'm sure chasing around a toddler this time around had something to do with that. Once I hit about 13 weeks that subsided a bit and i've been feeling a bit better.

Belly Button in or out: its undecided

Mood: Pretty good so far!

Best Moment this week: Feeling the little kicks! They're definitely still small kicks but I started feeling them at about 14.5 weeks! I know they say that's probably too early to feel them butttt 100% they were kicks ;)

Looking forward to: A Fall Maternity wardrobe! I LOVED being prego in the Fall/Winter last time and can't wait to get cozy with this bump and all the Fall layers!

Exercise: The first trimester I totally slacked off with exercise bc to be honest I was just so exhausted and nauseous. Now in the second trimester i'm back on board and making sure I get to the gym or exercise at least 2-3 times a week. My workouts usually consists of light cardio (for about 30 mins) and some strength training as well.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Flowy Tops Please

Its safe to say i've been all about comfy pieces lately. These two looks are both with super SOFT stretchy denim and flowy tops. I just hit 16 Weeks in my pregnancy and i'm at that stage where the bump isn't super prominent but just looks more like you may have just put on a few lbs. So i've definitely been sticking with the flowy pieces. Below are two of my favorites looks for comfy cute early stage pregnancy style....
I just adore this romantic off the shoulder blouse! The fit and flow are prefect! 

On another note I have never tried AG Jeans and on my last trip to Nordstrom the sales associate recommended them to me. I'm pretty particular about my denim but I said sure, why not. I tried them on thinking in my head already I wasn't going to like them but oh my gosh they are the seriously softest denim ever!! So I snatched these up!  

T Bags  Off the Shoulder Top (on SALE!)
Mar Y Sol Tote (similar more affordable HERE)
Dolce Vita Sandals

The second look is with this pretty printed top by Joie and another pair of super soft skinny dark denim. Again comfort is key but still pulled together. 
A lot of you have asked what I do about my button situation with the prego belly but i've just been using the hair tie trick (where you put an hair tie through the button hole and hook it). I'm hoping this will last for awhile but i've also used the belly band pieces on my last pregnancy (that just go over your jeans) but I prefer the hair tie. I do have one pair of maternity denim I purchased last pregnancy but haven't had to break those out just yet ;)

Photos by SteadyJenny

Joie Top (on crazy SALE now, I'm wearing XS)
Sam Edelman Lace Up Sandals

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