Tuesday, December 5, 2017

it's beginning to look a lot like...


yay! the season is upon us! here are a few christmas photos taken so far. i've loved experiencing this time of year with a 16 month old. surprisingly, she has shown no interest in attacking ornaments (yet) but will stand by the tree and yell MOMMY!! every morning as a reminder for me to plug in the lights. =) and if you talk about christmas, she automatically associates it with the tree & points to it. love it!

it's been unseasonably warm so we took advantage of that to go to the zoo!
mabel loves pointing to my belly & saying BABY. it's one of the cutest things.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

28 week bumpdate

hello third trimester! you totally snuck up on me! it wasn’t until i went to my last doctor’s appointment & he mentioned it, did i even realize that it was upon me. it’s been awhile since i’ve done a bumpdate so the beginning of this last stretch of pregnancy seemed like the perfect time. 

yesterday, i took the dreaded glucose test. it’s not scary to me overall, but i feel like i have to mentally prepare for it because i just despise it. also happening yesterday was the first time someone who did not know i was pregnant asked me my due date! i guess that’s either a good sign that i look pregnant or a bad thing that i am large & in charge. mabel now knows how to point at my belly & say BABY. it’s the cutest thing. i still have a hard time imagining my baby becoming a big sister!

i have scheduled all my doctor appointments for the rest of the year. it seems surreal that i’m coming up to the biweekly & weekly appointments but they are penciled in. 

as far as food cravings go, i am still enjoying all things pretzel. i’ve definitely noticed a surge in my sweet tooth that has happened since my last update. it seems to have tamed down a little bit the past two weeks, but i still managed to throw some oatmeal crème pies in my cart yesterday….something i never buy, but they just called my name while grocery shopping.  speaking of food, i’m also kind of excited that i can use the ole ‘i’m eating for two’ excuse this thanksgiving. haha!

pregnancy symptoms have still been on the mild side and i’m sooo grateful for that! baby boba still likes to wake me up randomly in the middle of the night & not let me fall back asleep. i’ve also had some no-fun heartburn & shortness of breath, but that’s been about it. 

jeremy & i do have a named picked out! woohoo! we have decided not to share it until the baby comes. it would be undeniably amazing if she came on her due date (valentine’s day!), but the chances of babies coming on their actual due date are pretty slim, right?

i’m so thankful for this sweet baby girl growing inside of me! even though i have an anterior placenta, she makes her presence known with some crazy, precious kicks! 

thank you to merri for snapping these pictures!
dress from pinkblush maternity.


Friday, November 10, 2017

the start of november

it's really crazy to believe that november is already here & the holiday madness has already begun! i'm holding off on christmas decorating for a bit longer (my husband's request) but the time is coming!
here's what the beginning of the month has looked like for us. 
let's start with documenting the 26 week bump! when the ultrasound technician gave me this giant roll of pictures, i knew i had to get a snap with it. this maternity dress is from pinkblush. it has quickly become one of my favorite maternity dresses! i love that the bell sleeves are practical for everyday wear & the dress itself is super soft!
we went up to the top of the st. louis arch last weekend to celebrate jeremy's birthday. he had not been up before (well, he may have as an infant, but not old enough to remember. haha) so now jeremy & mabel are true st. louisans.
the fall colors this season have been amazing! the past few years have been a dud so this has been a real treat.

i love mabel's scrunch face!

we celebrated jeremy's 33rd birthday! his request was chimichangas & homemade poptarts. =)

we've also been experiencing a little bit of sickness that's been going around. poor mabel has gotten it the worst. hopefully it passes soon!