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

Bump Update: Telling the Hubby

{It’s December 21st, 2016} 3 minutes have never felt longer. Yesterday, I took four pregnancy tests. Each had a very (VERY) faint positive line. I refused to let myself believe it was the positive mark I’d been hoping and praying for and I needed some more solid proof. Seriously, avoid all those forums that make you believe your four positive … Read More

We’re Expecting!

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

Recipe: Sea Salt Honey Butter Popcorn

In less than 2 weeks, I will be soaking up some serious sun on the beach in St. Maarten. Like any girl, I’ve thought about my wardrobe and realized that 90% of my time on vacation will be spent in a swimsuit. While I think that everyone should just rock their body no matter the shape or size, I naturally … Read More