Wednesday, September 28, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Happy hump day! I decided to play along this week with What I'm Loving Wednesday since I always enjoy reading everyone else's lists.
Here is what I'm loving this week...

1) Essie's Fall 2011 Collection

I bought "Case Study" this weekend and painted my nails Sunday night. It's a great, neutral fall color. There are a couple of others I'd like to try, too!

2) Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks

I know it's predictable, but I couldn't go without mentioning it. I think I've had 15 or so since they came back. My go to order is a grande, decaf, non-fat, 2-pump pumpkin spice latte (no whipped cream). So delicious!

3) This painting:
It has been the inspiration piece for the nursery, and I'm finally going to order it this weekend. Can't wait!

4) Banana Republic Leather Bracelets

I bought one last year in navy and got the one pictured above this past weekend and love it. They're great for layering and so versatile!

Go visit Jamie and see what everyone else is loving!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

24 Week Update

Good morning! Somehow, I am 24 weeks pregnant! I'm trying to do these updates weekly, but it's looking like it will be every 2 weeks instead. Oh well! Maybe spacing them out will make them a little more interesting...more room for change. Anyway, here we go:

How far along: 24 weeks

Size of baby: About the length of an ear of corn...12.5 inches long and 1.25 pound!

Total weight gain/loss: Lost 10 pounds in the first trimester and now have gained 5 of those pounds back.

Sleep: Sleeping pretty well. Getting up 1-2 times per night to go to the restroom.

Best moment of the week: Having strangers acknowledge the pregnancy. I finally feel like I'm past the "is she or isn't she" phase and now it is pretty clear that it's a baby bump!

Movement: Moving and grooving all day long! It still amazes me.

Food cravings: Veggies, sweets, smoothies.

Gender: Girl!

Labor signs: N/A

Belly button in or out: In

What I miss: Sleeping on my back, wine, caffeine (I'm still having a little, just not nearly as much as I normally would)

What I'm looking forward to: The furniture coming in! I can't wait to see everything come together.

Milestones: 6 months along!

A picture from the weekend:

Monday, September 26, 2011

Weekend Recap

I can't believe another weekend has come and gone. It's always too fast. We had a great weekend...the kind where you get a lot done, which is my favorite! Friday, we grabbed dinner at Sweetgrass Next Door, which was yummy. A friend introduced me to it this week and it was so good that I convinced Michael to take me back there again. Egg & avocado sandwich? Yes, please.

Saturday, we finally swapped out all of the summer plants for some fall ones. Love it. Mums everywhere:

Saturday night we went to dinner at one of Michael's client's houses, which was lovely. Michael discovered that he likes gnocchi, which is very exciting. I'm hoping to find some recipes so I can make it one night soon.

Yesterday I had book club, which is always fun, and this week we discussed my pick, Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum. I didn't quite finish it (my own pick...for shame!) but I really enjoyed what I read. When I got home, I worked on my latest masterpiece (that may be a stretch!), but I am quite proud of it:
It was a little time consuming, but overall a lot of fun to make. I love it! I'm thinking I may want to take up knitting or something. It's nice to have something to do while we watch TV at night. Speaking of TV, Amazing Race started last night and it looks like it will be a great season. And finally, we are only 6 days away from the season premier of Dexter. Cannot. Wait.

That's all for now!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

22 Week Update

I apologize for the blogging hiatus. It's been a crazy couple of weeks and I'm hoping to find more time to update soon. In exciting news, I'm 22 weeks today so wanted to get a quick update in.

How far along: 22 weeks

Size of baby: About the size of spaghetti squash...11 inches long and 1 pound!

Total weight gain/loss: Down 7 pounds as of last Friday.

Sleep: Not sleeping as well as I'd like. It's getting more and more difficult to get comfortable.

Best moment of the week: Buying things for the nursery. It's coming along. Once the furniture arrives, we'll be taking lots of pictures.

Movement: Every day, several times a day. I love it! Michael was finally able to feel it the other night, too. :)

Food cravings: Sweets (mostly cookies) and lots of veggies. I'm hoping the veggies balance out the cookie cravings.

Gender: Girl!

Labor signs: N/A

Belly button in or out: In

What I miss: Sleeping on my back, wine (it would have been so helpful this week...sigh).

What I'm looking forward to: My next doctor's appointment.

Milestones: None this week.