Monday, April 29, 2013

It's a...

We are having a little girl! It's been so fun announcing this big news and why not use a few ways.
First of all we went to a student station in the hospital to find out the gender.  All I know is that this baby is going to be way active, the ultrasound had her moving SO much, we were told this was the most active baby they had seen.  We came out of that appointment with 75% sure it was a girl.

We went to Fetal Photos to find out for sure.  I liked how they had a huge room with a big screen for family and friends to join and a doctor who was able to check and take lots of pictures.  100% sure it was a girl! We were so excited especially since family was coming into town for my sister's wedding. 

On our cruise we took It's a Girl and It's a Boy pictures in the sand in St. Maarten.  

 To tell our family we took some fun pictures, it was so dang cold and windy... balloons probably weren't the best idea, but we tied them down with a rock so when we opened the box we could take pictures over and over with the balloons.  Eh, we ended up just popping them out of the box though.

For Aunts and Uncles coming into town, they were able to use the scratch cards I made to tell it was a GIRL.  (Sorry bad picture) 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Chic Pink and Aqua Blue Girl Nursery

 Found this amazing chic nursery from The Weaver's blog which was done beautifully.   This baby girl nursery has pinks, aqua blues, and whites and I love the walls with the wainscoting and tree decal above the crib.  
In chic nurseries, sometimes there is an overkill of floral pattern, but this nursery has only hints of chic floral fabric and has other cute designs found on the wall, pillows, and other decor which are really nicely done.  

I love how a boring tv hutch can be transformed into a beautiful baby dresser.  So dang cute!

I love tree decals in nursery and dressing up a girl nursery with 3d flowers is a cute accent to further bring attention to the crib and tree artwork.

Along with the amazing tree decal, the initials on the other side of this baby girl nursery matches so well.  

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Topsy Turvy Diaper Cake Giveaway

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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Love my Pregnancy Clothes

So, I've never been pregnancy clothes shopping before so it was an adventure seeing what things are out there, different styles, cuts, colors, and more for our first baby/pregnancy.  After looking and shopping around a lot, I absolutely feel stylish and love so many clothes because

Top Fav Pregnancy Clothes Stores:

A Pea in the Pod:   If I could spend all of my money in one pregnancy clothing store, it would for sure be A Pea in the Pod.  They have (in my opinion) the best quality products which are so comfortable and soft, and I love the styles they have.  Here are some of the shirts I have (minus the sequin one I would love to have).  Each week I've noticed A Pea in the Pod has some kind of sale to decrease these cute products.

I love these Pea in the Pod leggings.  They are the softest leggings and I love wearing them around the house.  I have dark grey which are so cute in this spring weather.  

Gap: Here are some of my favorite pregnancy clothes from Gap.  I found these all on sale, the two sweaters in store for $15 and the cute white crossover top for $4.  I love all of the deals I find at Gap and their clothes are always cute and stylish.  I've found going into the Gap stores by us can have some better sale deals on their clearance racks, but you have to look hard.

Motherhood Maternity:   So Motherhood Maternity is owned by the same people as A Pea in the Pod but their prices will be cheaper but less soft/quality.  I really like many of their tops, skirts, and pants.
This top is from Jessica Simpson's collection found at Motherhood Maternity.  Her line has so many cute outfits. 

 I found a cute pair of regular blue pregnancy jeans here from their "Secret Fit" collection.  These two fit so well and stretch out too.

 Lastly, I love their pencil skirts which come in many colors and fit so well.

Old Navy: My favorite thing from Old Navy are their pregnancy maxi skirts. Unfortunately I haven't seen these too many times on sale, but I waited for a sale and love how these maxi skirts fit.  They are a little lower in the front to accommodate a pregnant belly, but I can definitely wear this after my pregnancy as well.  The band on top is perfect to adjusting to your changing shape as well.

I've tried a lot of pregnancy jeans, and I really like the fit and price of the old navy jeans.  I bought some black jeans ($16) and some regular wash ($10), and they fit so well.  I'll wait for when they are on sale and want to try some of their shorts/capris as well.

Friday, April 5, 2013

16 Weeks Pregnancy Chalkboard

16 Weeks and size of an avacado.  Feeling great and am still hungry like all of the time. I have to eat right before going to bed and sometimes have to get up at crazy hours of the morning to eat, drink, or use the restroom.  To avoid some of that I have applesauce and water by my bed.  
Sleeping is so uncomfortable, I usually sleep on my back so switching to my sides has been harder than I thought.
Inches: 9 inches larger around belly
How I've used my time: my sister's wedding, RS craft night
Cravings: Mango Lemonade
Other facts: Wake up about 5 times or more a night

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Gender Reveal Scratch Offs

I'm excited to find out the gender of our baby soon! We went yesterday to have an ultrasound and were so sad because the baby kept moving so much so we weren't able to get a definite answer. The only sugar I remember eating was two chocolate gummy bears a few hours earlier, so if that was it, I'm not eating any more sweets haha.
We were all ready to announce our cute little one and have both boy and girl scratch print outs for when we find out.  

Another close up of the gender reveal scratch offs which are now on my Etsy shop.