Bump Update: Weeks 21 & 22

Whew. Coming back from a vacation is more work than it should be. Luckily, we planned it so that our flight arrived Saturday night. This gave us all day Sunday to get organized and recharge. Week 21 was such a whirlwind, I didn’t take one bump photo, so I’m tying it together with Week 22 in today’s Bump Update! Total … Read More

Bump Update: Week 20 (Babymoon!)


Everyone responded similarly when AK and I told them we were headed to Disney World for our babymoon: “Aw! That will be fun… Wait… Disney, really?” I’m pretty sure most friends thought we were crazy. I have to admit, I was hesitant to pull the trigger at first, but I’m so glad we did. This week was truly magical! We … Read More

Bump Update: Weeks 18 & 19


Sorry to be missing a week! I’ve been busy with work, but ready to pack and prepare for a week off as we venture to Orlando next week. Here’s my bump update for the past couple weeks: Total weight gain: 7.3 lbs. at Week 19 Maternity clothes? Yep! I can still get away with leggings and some days I can wear my regular … Read More

Bump Update: Week 17


Total weight gain: 5 lbs. Maternity clothes? Just about! Most days I’m in leggings still, but pants are getting tighter every day (especially after meals). Stretch marks? Still no (woo hoo!) Sleep: Rough week for sleep. Still waking up regularly! Workouts: Light, at-home interval trainings. No weights yet. Diet: I realized that exercise is key to keeping my diet in check. Some days were better than others. Best … Read More

Bump Update: Week 16


Total weight gain: 4.4lbs. Maternity clothes? Not yet! My jeans are definitely getting less comfortable, so I’m in leggings most days. Stretch marks? No. Some old white ones on my hips are more visible, but nothing major – no new ones. Sleep: Sleep isn’t great. I tend to wake up every few hours to flip over out of comfort. Workouts: Got the “OK” from my doctor … Read More

First Trimester Lessons


I’m what some may consider a busy bee. I like to have projects, work full-time, and try to do it all. One of the hardest parts of being pregnant for me was during our 6th week when I was told to slow down. I was having some cramping and light spotting (which of course made me completely panic) so I … Read More

Genetic Testing & Gender Reveal


During our 8 Week doctor appointment (the long one!), a nurse sat AK and I down and started asking a series of questions. Most were easy to answer about our medical history and the rest would have been easy if I wasn’t adopted. You see, the questions the nurse really wants answers to require you to know your family’s medical … Read More

Bump Update: First Trimester


I stumbled across this awesome idea on a few different blogs and thought I’d incorporate it into mine as well: Weeklyl Bump Updates! While I missed out during the first trimester, I thought I’d get us caught up today. So, here’s my first Bump Update and I’m covering weeks 4-13. Total weight gain: 0 lbs. I was pretty nauseous the first … Read More

We’re Expecting!

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Last week, I waited patiently as all my groceries were rung up by the sweetest clerk at Trader Joe’s. We chatted casually about weekend plans as everything was bagged and I was ready to go. As I walked out the door, I heard the sweet lady yelling after me “Ma’am! Um, excuse me ma’am, you have to pay!” Oops! Minor detail. … Read More

Staying Fresh In The Summer Heat


Growing up, I had the luxury of a pool in my backyard. This meant that my house was usually the host to my girlfriends and older brother’s guy friends (recipe for disaster) having BBQs, pool parties, and setting up dangerous water sports that usually included the trampoline or a brother-made obstacle course. One thing that was not always considered… Sunscreen. I … Read More