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Friday, October 11, 2013

Goodbye Second Trimester, Hello Third!

How Far Along: Last Saturday marked 26 weeks

Size of Baby: 2.2 pounds, 15 inches

Weight Gain: 22 lbs

Stretch Marks: Nope!

Maternity Clothes:  Loving that fall weather is allowing me to break out my boots with some of my maternity dresses.  I also purchased a pair of skinny jeans and a dress from Old Navy, but I have vowed to my husband (not by his request - by my own) that I will not make any more maternity purchases unless I find a good deal at a thrift store or something because it won't be too much longer and I will be able to wear normal clothes again!  I know that I might not fit right back into my pre-baby clothes and I'm totally okay with that, but I want to have some wiggle room in my budget to purchase a pair of jeans or a few tops in a bigger size if need be.

Gender:  Sweet baby boy!

Movement:  One night this week he woke me up with the hiccups!  Hubby still hasn't felt him though. :o(  

Sleep: Earlier this week my husband and I ordered from a restaurant and ate some tartar sauce that had been left out too long.  Needless to say we were a little under the weather for 2 days and that really prevented me from getting a good night's sleep.  By mid-week I was feeling back to normal and slept much better!

Missing:  Still nothing.  Still loving every minute that I'm given during these 9 months.  I couldn't be more happy.

Loving:    The fact that in just 3 months (or less) I will have a baby!  It hit me the other day while at a fall festival with a friend that this time next year I will have a 9 month old to take apple picking, pumpkin patching, and strolling through fair food vendors with.  Yay!  

Craving:   Warm, home-cooked meals.  My crockpot has been on blast the past 2 weeks.  I've made several new recipes (not all with be on the blog because not all are "perfected" yet) and several home cooking staples that are much easier in the crockpot.

Feeling: Much better now that the tartar sauce fiasco is out of my system.  Starting to swell more so I'm a little nervous about my next doctor visit.  I feel like it is very early for me to be swelling already.  However, I am a teacher and I do stand on my feet all day so I can totally understand where that swelling is coming from.  I'm trying to be better about sitting more and propping my feet up especially on my planning periods.  

Looking Forward: This weekend we are painting the nursery.  I'm also going fabric shopping for curtains and such since that didn't happen earlier this week.  

Best Moment(s):   Walking through the fall festival and finding several amazing, handmade toys for our bambino for fantastic prices!  Call me an old soul, but I love the whole concept behind dolls and push toys and Lincoln logs and such.  And handmade is right up my alley.  Also purchase what I think is the last of the nursery decor for a fantastic price from Just Artifacts.  Hoping I am pleased with the product!

2 of the toys I got baby boy at the festival.  I am thinking his Christmas is done - and is it weird to you that I am having gifts for him under the tree just in case he decides to come early?
It's not to me, so if it is just judge in your head. ;o)

Ummmm....I couldn't leave this chair at the festival!  For the price there was no way it wasn't coming home for his nursery.
My husband gets pictures like this while I'm out thrifting.  I had run after school and then hit it up on the way home.  I'm loving blazers and you can't beat a blazer for $3.50.

That apple cider slushie was amazeballs.  I said it.

To the Sea


  1. Can't wait to see some crockpot recipes. I am always looking for ways to do easy home cooked meals. I love going to the Good Will except I spend so long there. You can find great stuff there.

  2. I LOVE those wooden toys. I'm on the hunt for some too. And that blazer? I'm so jealous! I went to a thrift store yesterday hoping to score something amazing for super cheap and nada. I don't think I have it in me

  3. It's going by so fast! I'm loving all the new items for baby G.

  4. i want that slushie! and what a good deal on that blazer! isn't the hiccups the funniest feeling??

  5. Love the blazer and that slushie sounds really good!


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