Thursday, February 28, 2013

Current Crush - Spiked Arm Candy

I am slightly obsessed with these spiked bracelets
that I seem to be seeing everywhere!

 I recently received some birthday money
and I am debating between two different options...

1. Buying some much needed items for the nursery, like this or this.

2. Buying this awesome Stella and Dot Spiked bracelet!

Oh the choices the choices.
What would you do?

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

HATCH Collection

I'm not quite there yet, but pretty soon,
I'll be in desperate need of some more maternity clothing.
And if I could have my dream maternity wardrobe...
it would probably be from Hatch.
Seriously, some of the most stylish maternity wear I have seen.

Monday, February 25, 2013

20 Week Update

How Far Along:
  20 Weeks

Size of the Baby:
  Baby is the size of a Banana!

Maternity Clothes:
I think it's about time to buy maternity jeans.
I can barely tolerate my belly bands.

Weight gain:
Gained another pound this week, so now I'm at a total of 9lbs gain.

Sleep has been a bit better since last week.
It's so crazy how one week I can be miserable,
yet the very next week I'm able to sleep much better.
I still toss and turn throughout the night from one side to the other,
so Micah doesn't sleep much. (hehehe)

Best Moment of the Week:
A stranger noticed (and commented) on me being pregnant!
I guess that means I'm showing. :)
Little baby is still moving around in there.
But Micah has not been able to feel it from the outside yet.
Maybe in a few more weeks?

Food Cravings:
I'm not craving anything specific but there is one big change...
I'm hungry ALL THE TIME!
I swear, the moment I finish eating something,
my stomach starts growling again.
But the sad part about it is that nothing really satisfies me.
Sure, my stomach will stop growing,
but I don't leave feeling like what I just ate was amazing.

Were having a girl!

Belly Button in or out:

Wedding ring on or off:

Anything making you queasy or sick:
The smell of cooking bacon still gets me at times.

What I miss:
Coffee. This was the first week where I really wanted a cup.

What I am looking forward to:
I'm really excited to start collecting baby things...
especially girly baby things!

We finally got it cleaned out and now we've begun the process 
of arranging the stuff we have collected so far.
I've started putting baby clothes away into the dresser
and Micah has been hard at work on repainting our changing table.
I'll post pictures when it's all finished!
Bed Rest Update:
I finished another book, The Looking Glass Wars.
I wouldn't waist your time reading it, it was kinda stupid. :(  
Now I've started reading the Anne of Green Gables Series...
I can't believe I never read these as a child!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

My Week in Instagrams

This week was a good week.
Mostly because I can finally start to work on the nursery
since we know that we are having a little girl!
As I type this, Micah is working away at repairing
an old changing table that we found at an auction.
Just a little white paint and a few small "Jenn touches"...
and it will be just perfect!

Happy Sunday!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Team Pink

Bring on all things feminine,
were having a girl!

Disney Princesses
Ballet Recitals
Barbies and Paper Dolls...
This is going to be so much fun!
And Micah is going to be wrapped around her little finger.


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Coral & Tusk

For the past couple weeks I have been working on a very cute Baby Registry on Amazon.
I love the fact that Amazon practically carries everything
and if there is something you find that you just love on some other site,
like Pottery Barn Kids (oh how dangerously cute their stuff is),
with just a click of a special Amazon Button on your toolbar
you favorite item can be automatically added to your amazon wish list.
Virtually letting you register for anything on the web at all!

Speaking of registering for anything...
I am LOVING the site Coral & Tusk!
I just might have to add a few items to my baby registry list.

Monday, February 18, 2013

19 Week Update

How Far Along:
19 Weeks

Size of the Baby:
  Baby is the size of a Mango!

Maternity Clothes:
In the past I have tried to wear something "cute"
when taking my weekly pregnancy update picture.
But today I thought to myself: "Forget that!" 
Let's be real for a minute.
My everyday attire looks a little something (okay a lot) like this...
Yoga pants, stretchy tee, wet hair in a bun, and minimal make-up.

Weight gain:
Since two weeks ago, I'm up to a total of 8lbs.

My hips are killing me.
Every morning my hips are throbbing so much from sleeping on my side all night
that it takes a couple hours for the throbbing to go away.
Any suggestions?

Best Moment of the Week:
Micah and I were able to do a few fun things this week...
 1. We went to a YWAM Staff Dinner
and I was able to wear a new Maternity dress that I bought.
2. Micah and I cooked a yummy dinner together for Valentines Day.
3. Micah and I were able to go to attend a "How To Host A Murder" Church Party,
which was a ton of fun and even though there were over a hundred people at the party,
each table of 8 played the game separately.
Here's a picture of Micah and I...

I notice the baby moving now
at certain times each day.

Food Cravings:
Popcorn... very salty popcorn.

Two more days till we find out!

Belly Button in or out:

Wedding ring on or off:

Anything making you queasy or sick:
Nothing new this week but I can finally eat chicken again!

What I miss:
Sleeping without being in pain all night.

What I am looking forward to:
Finding out if our baby is a boy or girl...
and then buying the cutest outfits.

Still looks like a mess, but were making progress.
And thanks to my talented friend Kelly,
I have my first piece of art to hang on the nursery wall.

Bed Rest Update:
I officially got the order from my midwife that I need to start "building up my strength"
after being on bed rest practically this whole time.
So what were her orders?
Take a walk around the block once a week.
I think I can manage that.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

My Week in Instagram

This past week was my Birthday.
I will refrain from telling you my age, because it still shocks me when I think about it,
but lets just say that I'm old enough to have already considered botox
(and I'm not joking in the slightest).
 But Micah did treat me to a wonderful homemade breakfast, some awesome gifts,
and dinner out with friends to one of my favorite restaurants.

Happy Saturday!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

My Obsession with TV Chefs

My obsession with the Food Network and the Cooking Channel started a long time ago.
I was house-sitting for a friend who had cable and got so sucked into these channels
that I literally spent hours upon hours watching one chef after another teach me how to cook.
I said to myself: "When I get my own house, I must have these two channels".
So, of course, we have both right now... I love it and I've learned so much.
But because I have this little obsession,
which has caused me to veg out for way to long in front of the TV
only to find that I'm really not cooking anything, just watching cooking(!)...
Well, I had to put some limitations on my TV Chef viewing.
I allow myself to only record a few shows that I am absolutely in love with.
One of these shows that has become a recent favorite of mine is...

The Little Paris Kitchen 

Here is a little blurb about the Chef of The Little Paris Kitchen:
"For the last year, this unconventional Cordon Bleu-trained cook (Rachel Khoo) and writer
has run the smallest restaurant in Paris from her charming little flat.
With only enough room to serve four guests,
it is here that she has perfected her special twists on classic French dishes...
Over six episodes, Rachel produces everything from simple suppers
to sumptuous patisserie and beautiful gourmet dinners."

Now I am just dying to get my hands on one of her cookbooks!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

17 Week Update

How Far Along:
17 Weeks

Size of the Baby:
5 inches. Baby is the size of an Onion!

Maternity Clothes:
Still living in my maternity yoga pants (as you can see in the above picture).
But I'm shocked to see how my maternity yoga pants make my butt look huge and saggy.
The things one puts up with for the sake of comfort.

Weight gain:
Gained a half a pound. So now I'm at 5 1/2  total weight gain.

I haven't had to snack in the middle of the night this week,
but I feel like I wake up every hour to change positions.

Best Moment of the Week:
I was able to go on a women's retreat this weekend.
It was such a wonderful change from being at home most of the time
and I was able to catch up with many friends that I haven't seen in a while.

I felt a small pop (kinda like a bubble popping) on Friday!!!
Such and exciting feeling, but I haven't felt anything since.

Food Cravings:
Brownies! I was craving them for days, yet I was too lazy to make them.
Thankfully my friend Mary made some for the Super Bowl... I was in heaven.

I can't wait till February 20th gets here.

Belly Button in or out:

Wedding ring on or off:

Anything making you queasy or sick:
I found out the hard way that the baby does not like pizza.
This makes me very sad because it use to be one of my favorite things to eat.

What I miss:
During the women's retreat I wanted to join my friends in the Hot Tub.
I had to settle with just putting my feet in.

What I am looking forward to:
I am really anxious to feel more movement.

I found the cutest onesie set at Target that I just couldn't pass up!

Bed Rest Update:
Finished the book Rebecca (so good!).
Now I'm on the hunt for a new book... any recommendations?

Friday, February 1, 2013

A Great Expectation Wedding

I found pictures of this beautiful Great Expectation Wedding
on the talented Ginny Branch's Blog and completely fell in love.

And here is a magical 8mm video of the amazing wedding photo shoot.