Thursday, January 22, 2015

Bumpdate: 14 Weeks

oh hey there baby bump, thanks for joining us... 

size of the baby: Lemon - which confuses me because I think peaches are bigger than lemons, but I'm just going with what the internet baby fruit experts say... 

total weight gain: 5.5 lbs. 

gender: I really think it's a boy, but we're still waiting for scientific proof. 

maternity clothes: Stuff from my last pregnancy is definitely still too big, but my new J.Crew Pixie Pants are ah-mazing! I will be wearing them all of the time without complaint. I have another pair of olive colored khakis from J.Crew too & will be testing those out soon. I can still wear my normal jeans & plan to carry that out as long as possible. Maybe by then my old maternity jeans will fit & I won't have to buy anything. 

movement: Still nothing definitive... 

sleep: Ella has been a nightmare this past week & has been up at 3 am on multiple occasions. She wants nothing to do with her dad in the middle of the night, so my sleep has been great from 9 to 3, then rough from there on out. 

missing: Nothing really. I'm drinking a little caffeine per day now & my iced tea was all that I really missed. For the most part, I'm kind of just doing my normal & am perfectly satisfied. 

craving: Ice cream. I want a huge bowl every night. I'm keeping it in check by watching my portions, but all this baby wants is hot fudge right now. 

symptoms: I had French fries on Monday & my heartburn was bad. I definitely need to remember to stay away from fried foods or I'll be paying the price! 

Ella is: a little more naughty than usual. I don't think it's connected to the baby at all, she's just 2 1/2... 

looking forward to: Ella sleeping over at her Grammy Nancy's this weekend so I can get some uninterrupted sleep! 

best moments: Shopping with my mother-in-law & Ella on Monday. I had a great time perusing the sale sections with her, and also oohing & ahhhing over all of the baby clothes. It's probably a good thing I don't know what I'm having yet, because it keeps me from shopping! 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

What I Wore Wednesday from My Instagram

I suddenly realized that I haven't shared any outfit pictures since I returned from the holiday break! Just to reassure you all, I am still getting dressed in the morning & sometimes I even take pictures of what I'm wearing. I'm simply more apt to post them to my Instagram before you see them here! 

When I returned to school, I was still in that bloaty, I feel like a whale phase of the first trimester. I was still wearing my normal clothes, but leggings were just way more comfortable. Thus, I took every opportunity to wear them. On my first day back, I wore my favorite leggings with a simple tunic & the Kendra Scott necklace that Eric got me for Christmas. Super comfy... which is basically my life motto these days. 
leggings - Anthropologie // tunic - // boots - Steve Madden // necklace - Kendra Scott
This next outfit, is what I wore the day of my last doctor's appointment. Again, I love leggings. What I also love is this huge, cozy sweater that my mother-in-law got me for Christmas. It's from GapBody & is meant to be lounged in, but I love to wear it out as an extra cozy layer too. 
leggings - Cozy Orange // boots - MIA // tshirt - Gap Maternity // sweater - Gap
necklace - Nordstrom // bracelets - Alex & Ani 
Next to an outfit that actually has buttons & a zipper! I pulled out my blue & gold for a game day. I love button down shirts & especially love that I layered this one over top of my Max Heat shirt from Gap. As Ella would say, I was "toasty, toasty." 

gingham shirt - J.Crew Factory // long sleeved shirt - Gap // boots - MIA // pants - Banana Republic
necklace - Kendra Scott // bracelets - Alex & Ani 
After practice on Saturday we we went to lunch with my in-laws & I decided to put jeans on! For the record, Saturday was my 14 week mark & these bad boys still buttoned! It was warmer than it'd been all week, but I still layered up with a plaid flannel underneath a loose knit sweater.
jeans - J.Crew (non-maternity) // moccasins - Ugg // plaid shirt - Old Navy
sweater - LOFT // necklace - LOFT
And yesterday, I wore my first pair of maternity pants this pregnancy. I swear, I put them on & it was like the bump looked 3 times bigger! I ordered these J.Crew Maternity Pixie pants when their sale was an extra 40% off & am in love. They're just as comfy as leggings, but look a little more refined. They're definitely going to be a pregnancy staple. And last, let's talk about my new favorite shoes. I scored these slip on sneakers from Old Navy for $7.89 on Monday & just love the pop of color they added to my outfit. Expect to see me rocking them all spring long... 
sweater - LOFT // pants - J.Crew Maternity Pixie Pant // sneakers - Old Navy 

Side note: It has been COLD here in Rochester. If you see me in flats, I wore boots to school & then changed into them. I am way smarter than I used to be as a teenager. If I'm in boots, I have two pairs of socks layered underneath to keep me warm. I really need spring to come... 

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Weekend Recap - Extended Edition

I just want to start this post off by personally thanking Martin Luther King Jr. for being the amazing man that he was & earning us all a day off from school... because OMG I needed it! I even did the unthinkable & didn't practice yesterday either. #gasp But let's back this train up to Saturday, because we have a lot of fun to cover from this weekend. 


Ella got the party started at 3 a.m. I wish I was kidding, but despite my attempts to put her back to bed, she was not having it. Thus, I put a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse DVD on & did my best to sleep through the Hot Dog Dance. Around 6, I gave up. Ella & I headed downstairs for some eggs and got our day started. 

Since I had cheer tumbling at 9, I was able to shoot over to the weight room at school & get some cardio in before we got started. It was exactly what I needed. Thirty minutes of solitude, just me & my headphones. I'm only running intervals at this point, mainly because my endurance took a huge hit over the holidays & I haven't built it back up yet. Either way, getting moving makes me feel so much better than sitting on the couch. 

Once tumbling was over, I headed back home to meet Eric's dad & step-mom for a lunch date. We went to Shamrock Jack's, which is one of my new favorite local restaurants. It has beer-battered cheese curd - which is my definition of heaven. Truly, I love fried mozzarella & I love curd - this just takes it to a whole new level. I was a good girl & didn't eat the whole plate myself, then ordered a Buffalo Chicken Salad for my entree. It totally hit the spot too. I know I've been craving steak, but ever since I ate that, all I've wanted to do is go back & order another one. 

We followed up our lunch with  a trip to Wegmans. Ella asked Eric to get the truck cart, which I was skeptical would happen on a busy Saturday afternoon, but he agreed to try. When he came back, he didn't have our normal truck cart, the kind that you're daughter sits up & can see you & is the same size as a normal cart. Nope... he brought back a monstrosity. 

Ella was not a fan. She kept summoning me to the front of the cart to make sure that I was still there. I was not a fan because I kept running into things. It's the equivalent of going from a mini-van to a semi. But it kept things interesting... 

The rest of our night was spent building with blocks, reading books, and snuggling. Perfection. 


Ella let me stay in bed until 6:45 on Sunday morning and then when we came downstairs she completely entertained herself while I made breakfast. She then asked to eat her own breakfast in the living room, so I took the opportunity to do this... 

Alas, it was short-lived because Eric woke up & just had to upset the applecart by changing the channel to ESPN. Ella is obsessed with "her shows" right now, even though she isn't even watching them half the time, she just wants them on. Her & Eric immediately went into a power struggle over the remote that lasted until I took her upstairs with me while I got ready for the day & let her watch Sofia in my room. 

Once I got the two of us ready, we ventured out for a trip to Barnes & Noble, Target, and of course Starbucks. (When you're only allowed one iced tea a day, you make it count people!) We didn't have any plans & I wanted to get Ella out of the house for awhile because, like I said, she's a little too attached to the the t.v. right now. 

We stayed longer than I'd planned at the bookstore, but she was just having the best time! 

Once we finished our errands, we came home & had some lunch with daddy, which was promptly followed by a nap for Miss Ella. While she napped, I got busy on dinner preparations... 

I finally got to test out my Dutch oven & made some macaroni and cheese with cauliflower & broccoli - one of my winter favorites. I have been craving steak like crazy for over a week too, so Eric finally just made me one to go along with our mac & cheese. Such a delicious dinner! 


My other mother-in-law, Grammy Nancy, joined us for our MLK Day outing! Eric's step-dad works in Rochester, so she just rode up with him in the morning & stayed with Ella and I for the day. 

We started our day off with a quick trip to the craft store and Wegmans. We got the good truck cart this time... thank the Lord. I was able to sip on a hot chocolate while Grammy pushed Ella around. Probably the most relaxed grocery trip I've taken in a long time... 

Next, we met up with Eric for lunch at one of my favorite diners. It was absolutely packed. I couldn't believe it. Luckily, we were seated relatively quickly & the food was ah-mazing as always. Seriously, I would love to be Guy Fiete because diners are my love language. 

After lunch, we headed over to the mall to do some clearance shopping. I ended up scoring a ton of deals on summer clothes for Ella at Crazy 8 & am so pumped about it. Too bad she'll be waiting a solid three to four months to wear them, but at less than $2.99 an item, I couldn't pass it up. 

Our last adventure was a trip to get fro-yo because Grammy Nancy had never had it! I got peanut butter with hot fudge & crushed up Reese's cups. Ella had vanilla with M&Ms. Nancy got vanilla with hot fudge, raspberries, and a bunch of other stuff that I didn't catch. The important part is she loved it & we will definitely be going again. 

And today... I'm back to work! Happy Tuesday! Let's hope this short week flies by! 

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