Friday, May 8, 2015

Current Loves // April

1// Trader Joe's Face Serum 2//  bikini so teeny 3// IT Cosmetics Blending Brush

This is probably one of my absolute Current Loves ever because I am literally obsessed with every single thing on here!

1// Trader Joe's Face Serum: This is the most amazing thing I have found for my pregnant face yet. Someone at the gym was raving to me about it so I ran across the street to Trader Joe's and got it (for $10!) and have been in love ever since. I put it on at night, followed by my usual night cream and it has been wonderful!

2// Essie Bikini So Teeny: My go to, absolute favorite summer color. The color makes it seems a little shimmery, but there is no shimmer and it's the perfect shade of blue/gray/violet. 

3// IT Cosmetics Brush: I got this on a recent Ulta trip and have been using it to blend the concealer under my eyes. Because lets be honest, I need a lot of concealer under my eyes. I've been super happy with it for the last couple weeks!

4// Basq Resilient Body Oil: After Molly posted about it, I had to have it. Each pregnancy I try to find a miracle product to prevent those awesome stretch marks and I'm happy to say I haven't sprouted any new ones. YET. But this makes your skin so much less itchy and completely soft and moisturized. The smell is delicious and I will definitely try some other Basq products!

5// Cover Girl Whipped Berry Gloss: I picked this up on another Ulta trip (Husband if your reading this...sorry) and I am going back to buy every single one they have in case they ever discontinue it. LOVE THIS lip gloss. Not sticky, and the pink is that perfect bright, but not too bright summer pink. Completely obsessed with this lip gloss!

Stay tuned for next month when I will probably blog about maternity swimwear and how I will probably spend all summer in mums and sunscreen. 

Monday, April 27, 2015

25 Weeks! {Baby #3)



So that was fast. I think I'm only 3 weeks away from the third trimester?! Is that even right?! Time is flying, and we have made zero preparations for this child, but being that it's our third girl, I could go into labor tomorrow and feel like we would be just fine. Although we did buy the 4Moms infant tub, and that was the most exciting moment of the past couple weeks. 

We are still holding off on doing anything with our 4th bedroom because we are planning on listing the house this summer/fall so I have been throwing myself into organizing everything. I've had to order more label maker refills than I care to admit and I'm pretty sure the donation trucks are tired of coming to my house. But it feels so good. 

I am really looking forward to my ultrasound in 3 weeks where they will hopefully tell me that my placenta previa has resolved itself and that I can be taken off of pelvic rest. Because the husband just joined a baseball league and the last thing I need is a hot husband in baseball pants while on pelvic rest. Knowwhatimsayin. 



How Far Along: 25 weeks
Size of baby: Rutabaga {seriously, what is that?} (9inches, 1.7 pounds)
Total Weight Gain: Not much has changed since 21 weeks, but still totally over where I should be! Working out pretty regularly has helped me gain no weight in a while!
Maternity Clothes: I am down to a couple pairs of pants! So hurry up, summer!
Gender: Girl!
Movement: CRAZY all the time. Especially after a workout.
Sleep: Awful and awful. 
What I miss: A good sushi roll!
Cravings: Entire cantaloupes at a time. 
Symptoms: The nausea is at an all time minimum, hallelujah amen. 
What I'm looking forward to: Quinn's birthday! 
Haha, totally not baby related, but we have major home improvements 
going on and that makes me a happy mama! 

Friday, April 17, 2015

One of those perfect nights.


You know one of those nights that you don't really plan, but everything kind of works out magically and everyone enjoys themselves, stuffs their faces and in bed by 8:00? Yeah....those are amazing. And with this amazing weather we have been having, I want to take advantage of every delicious second I have left with just these two. 


I called Anth on his way to work and begged him to pick up hamburger buns and everything smores because Harper woke up with a runny nose (AGAIN) and was clinging to me for dear life. 

Sidenote: Anth got the Big Green Egg and I have been obsessed with it ever since. I have only recently heard of it, but omg. The taste this sucker gives all your food is amazing and my pregnancy cravings all consist of everything on that grill. 



So after downing some delicious burgers and fries we decided to let the girls go at the smores! Also, please excuse the mess of our deck. We have been painting all of those railings for the last couple of weeks and then we get to finally stain it so it's looking a little crazy. Hallelujah though, we are almost done!




"Mommy, I eat chocolate?"



I had bathed the girls while Anth was on his way home to get that out of the way and we patiently waited for daddy. These two are insanely adorable together. I can't even handle the way she looks at him. I mean, I get it. He's kind of a dream boat.



Quinn was obviously too busy with her smore.


And this is what happens when you ask your husband to take a picture of you and your kids. 

Definitely frameable. 



Friday, April 3, 2015

Hello, 21 weeks. {Baby #3 Update}

So 21 weeks (this past Monday) and I feel like I blinked and we're here. Even though when your in the middle of all.day.sickness you feel like everyday is a year long. Here is a little update on the happenings of baby girl #3.


We had a 13 week NT scan for the first time ever. We never did it with the other two and we just wanted a sneak peek into our baby, to be honest. Everything came back as good news, as good as it can get.


Then we had our 19 week anatomy scan. Baby looked perfect and was measuring right on track. Thanks to the stubbornness of this one, the scan lasted over 2 hours. We thought we were wrapping up but then the doctor came in and started dropping some bombs. When I had my anatomy scan with Harper they mentioned I had cysts on one of my ovaries. They never mentioned the size and never made it seem like it was anything to worry about. And to be honest, I completely forgot about it once Harper came and never brought it up to my midwife.

So, the doctor comes in and says "You have an orange sized cyst on your ovary." BAM. Ok? That seems a little excessive. I was basically told it might go down after this baby is born but I will need to have it monitored and that if I start to feel incessant pain in my right side that I would need to contact my midwife ASAP because it could mean that it has turned or twisted or something and that it would need to be removed. Insert sad/petrified "I might need surgery while pregnant and lose an ovary?!" face. I realize this is my third child, but that's quite a hit to my fertility.

Then she dropped another bomb on me by saying that I have placenta previa (not a worst case scenario of it, but wanted to be cautious) and put me on pelvic rest. (which SUCKS) So I need to go back in 8 weeks to have it all checked out again. I am praying that the previa will have resolved itself and that I can be taken off of pelvic rest and that the humongous cysts hasn't grown any in size. But all that matters is that baby girl is looking good, growing healthy and that's all I really care about at this point.

I am getting super anxious for August, even though the state of our lives is a little in limbo right now! We are hoping to put our house back on the market in the summer (after Quinn's birthday so we can have one last pool party for her!) so we are still debating between public/private school and not knowing where we'll end up is a little crazy. But if it wasn't crazy, it wouldn't be what we do, so we are just going with it. We both have a strong desire for another fixer upper, (see? crazy), so we've been keeping our eyes open.

I'll see if I can keep up with this on a semi regular  basis!

How Far Along: 21 weeks
Size of baby: A banana! (7inches, 11 oz.) 
Although baby was 10 oz at 19 weeks so insert my fear of delivering a 10 pound baby.
Total Weight Gain: I honestly don't know where I started. From my first weight gain, I think I had already gained like 10 pounds, so I would say I'm up around 10 being that I lost some of it.
Maternity Clothes: Hey yoga pants.
Gender: Girl!
Movement: Non. Stop. Seriously. 
Anth can already feel her and I see my stomach move.
Sleep: Not great. I pee a lot. 
What I miss: An ice cold beer. And I'm on pelvic rest so I'll leave it at that.
Cravings: I can eat an entire cantaloupe
Symptoms: Still a tiny hint of nausea. Nothing unbearable.
What I'm looking forward to: Holding this sweet girl!



Monday, March 30, 2015

The Weekend Haps.

This week was rough. Stomach bugs, colds, fevers, topped off with an ear infection for Harper and the stomach bug for me. It was brutal. I have never, ever been more thankful for my husband and the great care he took of me and the girls. Even when his wife projectile vomited all over the bedroom while he was bringing me water and I couldn't stop crying out of sheer embarrassment. I swear, the man deserves a medal.

Daddy met us there, so obviously the girls didn't care at all when he arrived. 

Friday we spent our Friday at Ikea and it was amazing. We needed more toy storage (shocking) and we got a few more set ups of our beloved Trofast system. And since Baby #3 is taking over the spare playroom/craft room I needed to find something big enough to store all of mama's no kids allowed craft supplies. And of course hundreds of dollars worth of totally random things that you fall in love with there, we hopped next door to Buffalo Wild Wings where I realized I was starting to not feel so hot.

Quinn had been feeling better for almost a week, and Harper was instantly better after a dose of antibiotics, so thank the good Lord after 24 hours the bug was gone and I woke up Sunday and felt completely normal. Which was great because we had our first Egg Hunt of the season with our besties!


Despite skipped naps and overall tiredness, the girls did great! They even lasted through dinner thanks to Aunt Jamie's never ending diaper bag full of goodies!

And no joke. Harper fell asleep while swinging. Because of course she did.



It was the perfect ending to an otherwise sad weekend! Now... Happy Spring Break!


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Maternity Style {Baby #3}

Let me just preface this post by saying that this pregnancy started out rough. Morning sickness started basically after conception and I literally packed on about 20 pounds. You would think after so much throwing up that it would have caused me to lose weight....but no. Bagels, toast, english muffins and sticky buns were about all I could handle for 16 weeks.

It was disgusting. So disgusting in fact that over the last 3 or so weeks that I've actually been able to eat pretty healthy, I've lost 6 pounds. {THANK GOD} I've started working out again on a semi-regular basis so I am hoping I don't end up the size of a blimp by the time August comes.

I went through all my maternity clothes with the girls and had to toss almost all of it. It was sad. Times sure have changed in 5 years style wise! So while I have been preferring buying normal clothes in XL sizes, I know I need a few staples to get me through the next 4.5 months. These are my absolute favorites and cannot wait to spend the warm weather in dresses and maxi skirts! Amen.



Thursday, March 19, 2015

Harper Grace: Crib Climber

Quinn was well over 3 when we finally decided to take the front off of her crib and transition her to a toddler bed. Not long after that we decided the poor thing needed something bigger, so we upgraded her to a twin. She was amazing and super easy. We had a few phases of getting up too early, but those were easily fixed with one of those stop light alarm clocks that she still uses to this day. She is a dream child when it comes to transitions. The paci, potty, big girl bed have all been easy peasy with this child.

Then came Harper. 

I love this child. Let met just say that her sweet little face and hilarious personality makes it really, really difficult to ever be mad at her. Which is different than Quinn because hello? First child. {Sidenote: I can't even handle the thought of the third and rules!} Harper has a very good way of sneaking in a "I sowwy, Mommy. I sowwy. Love you more!" and then you just forget completely why you were even mad at her to begin with.

So a couple of weeks ago my biggest had to have a filling done (I will update on this a little later!) and because of the laughing gas and all that I told her we could take a nap together that afternoon. So I put Harper down like usual me and Quinn make our way to my bed for a much needed snooze. Harper would not go to sleep for some reason, but I usually just leave her in there for at least an hour even if she doesn't nap. So Quinn falls right to sleep, as do I..... and next thing you know I see my two year bust through my bedroom door saying "HI MOMMY! I DID IT!"

Awoken from my peaceful slumber I was utterly confused. I ran down the hallway thinking I was going to find something that would tell me how the hell she just managed to escape her room. Then I realized... "NO, NO, NO did she just climb out of her crib?!" She was as happy as happy could be, seemingly so proud of herself. I checked her over thinking she could have hurt herself, but she seemed totally fine.

So for the next week we wold watch this little turd wake up, throw her things out of her crib, climb right out and make herself comfortable in her room.

Exhibit A:


So it's been a few weeks since we've transitioned and I can say the 6:00 wake ups are getting less and less. We put a bed rail on, and a gate on her door, so she will just hang out by the gate until I am functional in the morning.



Good thing is I usually find this in the morning and it gives me a few more minutes so I can brush my teeth and splash some water on my face.


So while my hope of keeping this kid in a crib until she was 5 was ruined, I am glad she decided to do this before the baby comes and that would have been insanely torturous.

Keep on, Harper Grace. Keep on.

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