This week marks 20 weeks in my pregnancy…Aka halfway there! I can't believe in 4.5 months we'll have a newborn in our household again. Earlier in the week we had our anatomy scan, and it was such a blessing to see our little guy moving around in there! My husband and I even brought our daughter to our appointment (who was very well-behaved), but the poor girl struggled to see her little brother on the "tv"….The struggle is real (I have trouble distinguishing the body parts too)!!
This week also marks my first belly milestone photo! I been so bad at documenting this pregnancy so far. Thanks to Pearhead, I can't wait to document the rest of my pregnancy with their adorable belly stickers! This week the baby is the size of an banana.
Another fun milestone that recently passed is that I'm now feeling our baby kick. The "flutters" quickly turned into little belly movements, and getting stronger every day. I can't wait for my daughter & husband to feel the baby move. Maybe in another week or two?! I want to document my daughter's reaction…I hope it's a good one!
Happy weekend, everyone. xoxo
Snack cup: Ubbi
Belly stickers: Pearhead
I can’t believe it. We are having a BOY! Team Blue! I am so nervous. I been a Girl Mom for 3+ years. I am a Girl. I feel unprepared and scared to raise a gentleman. I know my heart will melt the second I get to hold & see him….but until then, I’m just nervous?! Is this normal? Haha…I hope I’m not alone here.
Send me your favorite boy names + Etsy shops for clothing! And any advice for raising a little guy! xo
*DIY gender reveal box
*Blue confetti cannon poppers by I love Sparklers
*My dress from Island Gyspy in Ocean City, NJ
*letterboard by Letter Board Club from Amazon
We had the best week at the shore celebrating the Fourth of July + my Brother’s 30th birthday! Since my Brother lives in NC it’s not often all the cousins get a chance to play together. From a boardwalk surrey ride, fireworks on the beach, endless beach days, playground visits + kite flying….the kids endlessly played all week long!
What are your traditions for the 4th? BBQ? Party? Relax?
Our family did a little of everything this year! The 4th is always the official start of Summer at the Shore! Its one of my favorite weekends. It’s the first weekend everyone is at the shore with their family + friends. Since having a kid (and now pregnant), I spend most of our time here relaxing! It’s my happy place.
Ps. We also hosted our GENDER REVEAL over the weekend. More details on my next post!
Hope everyone had a happy 4th! xo
For this baby, we have prayed! We are thrilled to announce we are expecting our rainbow baby this winter! I’m currently 15 weeks pregnant, and this has been the hardest pregnancy so far. The last 3 months have been mentally & physically exhausting. I hope for more morning sickness (the all day kind) relief soon…and to fully enjoy this pregnancy because it’s my last.
I’m starting to get more & more excited, finally! But I’m still a little distant. It’s funny how different your pregnancy experience becomes after you experience a loss. Every ache or pain, you begin to worry & think the worst….well I do. I’m been trying to stay positive, pray, and rest. At every doctor appointment, I feel so blessed to see our baby growing and hear it’s heartbeat. I look forward to the next milestones, where I can start to feel the baby kick. And of course, I can’t wait to meet & hold our baby this winter!
*Kennedy’s big sister tees are by BigSisLilSisShop’s shop on Etsy!
Superman. Monster finder. Prince. Doctor. Bug Catcher. Aka Daddy.
Everyday my husband leaves our home to head to work to provide for our family. He comes home and plays endlessly with our daughter, cooks dinner, and helps with bedtime. He is our real life superhero.
This Father’s Day I wanted to do something special for my husband. I teamed up with JORD Watches to surprise him with a new watch! JORD watches even took care of engraving a special message from our daughter on the back of the watch.
The best part….you can ENTER TO WIN a $100 e-gift code towards your very own JORD watch! This would make the perfect Father’s Day gift (or spoil yourself). Enter contest HERE!
All other entrants will receive a $25 e-gift code at the close of the contest for just entering so everyone is a winner! Contest ends at 11:59 CST 06/11/17 and both gift codes expire 09/03/17.
Link to buy this watch HERE!
Check out the rest of the men’s watches HERE!
Ladies watches HERE!
Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing dads out there! xoxo
I still can’t believe my daughter is turning THREE next month. Time flies. I had the vision of throwing the cutest mermaid party at our beach house but I was told “NO” (you know every toddler’s favorite word). Once my little one requested a “Toy Story Birthday Party,” my heart melted and there was a change of plans.
One thing about me is my love for paper products, especially invitations and greeting cards. I always end up supporting small businesses I find out Etsy. I find the most unique and cutest designs. This year, I asked my good friend & etsy shop owner, Forget Me Knot Invitations. I sent my ideas, and she came back with the cutest design. I immediately said YES, and off to the printer was my Daughter’s 3rd Birthday invitation!
I love the red banana bow embellishment. It makes the “Toy Story” theme a little girly. To finish the invitation, the store owner and I both loved the idea of using kraft colored envelopes. And of course, I had to get matching stamps I found on Zazzle.com! I hope our family loves the invitations as much as we do!
Check out Forget Me Knot Invitations on Etsy or Facebook! They do custom designs too!
A big thank you to Under The EverGreen for our custom made ballerina necklace! You can find their shop on etsy HERE!
It’s so fun to watch my daughter’s growing interest in all things fashion. She loves anything with a “big tutu”…including ballerinas of course!