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Summer Bucket List

June 22, 2018

Having a little one who is now so active and on the move makes this summer that much more fun. There are so many things I want to take Luna to do and the first thing checked off on our bucket list: Strawberry Picking! (errr, or picking and immediately eating in Luna’s case…) Continue Reading…

On the Move!

April 25, 2018

Three years ago we bought our first house just a few months before we got married. We have put in so much hard work making this little house of ours a home. We remodeled the kitchen and bathroom, repainted the interior and exterior, transformed the backyard into our little urban oasis but sadly Continue Reading…

Hoppy Easter!

April 2, 2018

I swear every holiday is just that much more fun with a little one! We had a great Easter celebrating at home in the early morning and then headed to brunch later at my mom’s house. Seeing Luna’s little face light up when she saw her Easter basket this morning was the best. She had a blast throwing Continue Reading…

Luna’s First Birthday!

March 27, 2018

I can’t believe it has already been a whole year since this sweet little bug entered the world. She has filled our lives with so much love and laughter. I feel to lucky and proud to be her mama 🙂 Continue Reading…

My First Month of Motherhood

May 9, 2017

We have survived one month (or almost 2 months at this point) with a newborn! It really is true what everyone says, being a mom is the hardest job you will ever do. I’m not going to sugar-coat anything, since our little girl Luna was born, it has been the most challenging time of my life, Continue Reading…

Maternity Must Haves

November 11, 2016

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I’m 6 months into my pregnancy and these have been a few things that I have been loving.

  1. Mustela Stretch Mark Prevention Cream – I have been loving this stuff! I slather it all over my belly every night before bed. I had tried a couple other creams before this one but they left a thick greasy residue that I hated. The Mustela cream is basically like a location that absorbs into the skin really quickly, and a little goes a long way. Bonus, it smells amazing and so far no stretch marks 🙂
  2. Blanqi Maternity Support Leggings – I looked online at a lot of different leggings and reviews and finally settled on these ones. They are sooo comfortable, not see through at all, and they have built in support for the ever-expanding belly. Right now I have told myself and that I’m only allowed to wear them one week day per week and then on the weekends. If I didn’t set that limit I think I would end up wearing them every day. For now, I’m in jeans 4-5 days a week but I’m sure as I near the end of this pregnancy they will become more frequent in my rotation.
  3. VitaFusion PreNatal Gummy vitamins – These things are delicious and have everything in them to help your little one get the best start possible. I started taking these about 5 months before I got pregnant, knowing that we wanted to start trying in the summer. I had read that if you take them before you’re actually pregnant (ones that contain a high enough amount of folic acid and these do) it helps to greatly reduce the risk of neural-tube defects. Also, after I got pregnant (first month of trying) I read that if you take prenatals for several months prior to getting pregnant it can help to reduce morning sickness symptoms. Not sure if this is actually true but overall I only experienced 3 weeks of morning sickness, it got pretty bad for a bit but I know it could of been a lot worse.
  4. Maternity Tank – I got this one from Target and literally wear it almost every day. It is super comfortable and I love that is shows off the bump. I still have plenty of room to as the bump really starts to pop over these last few months and I got my regular shirt size, small.
  5. No.7 Day Cream – My skin had been really great throughout the pregnancy until about week 19. I started getting some breakouts and more oily skin throughout my t-zone. I started using this cream and it has helped to really reduce the oil without drying out my skin. I also got the night cream version as well. I’ll definitely continue to use both post-pregnancy.
  6. Comfortable (and stylish) shoes – I saw these and instantly became obsessed. I had my husband get them for me immediately because luckily, he works for Adidas so I got them for 50% off. I love that they are not only super comfortable sneakers, but they can totally be dressed up or down. I wear a lot of black, like 80% of my wardrobe is black, so they fit in perfectly. And as I’ve always said, shoes make the outfit 🙂

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It’s a Girl!

October 18, 2016

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As you can tell by the title of the post, we found out we are expecting a baby girl! I am so incredibly excited. Obviously my husband and I were just hoping for a healthy baby (which she is!!) but we (mostly me) really, really wanted a girl. We have had a girls name picked out literally before we were married, engaged ect. Pretty much her name has been set for 3 years now and I couldn’t be more excited that we finally get to put it to use! However, we are keeping her name between us (and a couple close friends) until she is born. Gotta have a little bit of a surprise left 😉

We just found out yesterday at our 20 week anatomy scan and I have already spent way too much money buying girl specific baby items now…oops 😉 The first thing I bought was this ride-on unicorn from Land of Nod. It goes with the theme of the nursery I have had planned sine the day I found out we were expecting. I’ll do a post soon on the nursery inspiration. I have already made a couple large clothing haul purchases a well. I mean, baby girl clothes are just TOO CUTE! Some of my favorite shops to scour online have been Old Navy and Zara. I’m not into super froo-froo girl stuff (tutus, sparkles, ect.) and Old Navy and Zara have baby girl clothes that are just the right amount of girly, without being over the top plus they are cheap. I’ll do a round-up post soon of some of my favorite clothing items I’ve purchased so far.

I can’t believe we are already half way to meeting our baby girl and knowing the gender has made everything feel so much more real. I’m so excited and hoping these next few months will fly by 🙂

 

 

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We’re Having a Baby!

August 25, 2016

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I still can’t believe it but we are expecting our first baby March 2017! We are so incredibly excited. The first trimester seems like it has flown by. Although, on the days where I felt like I would vomit every minute, it seemed as those the first trimester would never end 🙂 With that said I do feel like my morning sickness was relatively mild compared to some. I felt really great up until 7 weeks and then the waves of nausea hit. The constant nausea lasted for about 2 weeks and the day after we had out first ultrasound the actual vomiting started. But luckily, it only lasted for about 3 days and I slowly started to feel like myself again.

We found out we were expecting a few days before the 4th of July. And good thing we did, because we spent the holiday weekend camping at Lake Billy Chinook and it was full of boating and boozing (fake booze for me). That was probably the hardest part, pretending to drink without people noticing I wasn’t actually partaking in those activities. We decided to tell a few of our close friends that were on the trip so they could offer to make me fake drinks, ect. It worked out pretty well, but to be honest, I was in bed by 9:30 each night while everyone else was partying into the wee hours of the morning and I don’t think anyone really noticed.

As of today I am officially 12 weeks! I am dying to find out the gender!!!! Mostly because I want to start planning the nursery and buying cute baby clothes 🙂 (not that I haven’t started already) We have our fingers crossed for a particular gender (I’m not saying yet because I don’t want to jinx myself!) but obviously all that really matters is that we have a healthy baby. We have the first and middle name picked out for the gender we are hoping for (and have actually had this name combo picked out for 3+ years, prior to us being married or even engaged ha!) and that is also part of the reason we are hoping for that gender. We have no clue as far as a name goes for the other gender! But, I’m sure we would figure it out one way or another.

I’m so excited to be able to share this news and will continue to post monthly updates as well as nursery plans and any awesome baby products I discover along the way!

-Lee

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