10 Baby Rompers To Drool Over

February 2, 2016

As I have been preparing the nursery, registering for baby gear, and “oohing and ahhing” over baby clothes, the one item that I have to say is the cutest, most adorable are rompers. I just love them. I can just imagine that baby Grace will look so cute in them. Here are 10 that I am IN HEART with right now. Give me some more recommendations in the comments!

I promise to do another pregnancy update soon. Sorry, I already broke my one per week rule!

Links to each romper are listed below.


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Week 20

January 18, 2016

This was a week full of amazing, fun surprises as we found out the gender on Monday. And some surprises that were kind of scary. Sen wasn’t feeling well at all on Thursday night and we brought her to the doggy ER. More on that below.

Bebe Details

  • Length: 10 inches
  • Weight: 10.6 ounces
  • Fruit Size: Banana
  • Geek Size: Swingline Stapler
  • Bebe has a visibly straight spine now.
  • Tooth buds are forming.
  • Mama is producing extra red blood cells for both of us.
Week 20

Week 20

There is a lot to update you on since this is my first update on being pregnant. I don’t feel though that you need to know it all (nor do you really care all that much) so I’ll try to simplify as much as possible.

The first trimester kind of sucked… obviously I was ecstatic that we got pregnant and I know that others have difficulty with it. But for me the first part was hard. I was constantly exhausted, constipated (TMI?), didn’t “feel good,” and in general ate like terrible, really really terrible. But I kept telling myself if I can just keep it down, who cares if I eat McDonalds a couple of times during this pregnancy. I only got sick a couple of times so that was good. There was fun stuff that accompanied. The first and second ultrasound. We were lucky and got to see bebe at week 12 too.

Going into the second trimester, all of my symptoms started to go away but now without those issues constantly around I didn’t really feel pregnant. I didn’t look pregnant, just bloated. I didn’t have those symptoms annoying me and telling me everything is kinda normal so I tried to let it go. In general, this second part has been awesome. I’m trying to remain calm when faced with weird body stuff that happens but sometimes it’s hard not to turn to the internet. I will continue to practice just going with the flow. So that about catches you up to now…

Week 20

Feeling: I’m grateful that I’m finally at a place where I feel GOOD. Plus we got to find out the gender this week so I was feeling on cloud nine.

Health: I’m not super happy with weight gain. I feel I have gained too much. I need to reign in the eating habits as well as kick start my exercising again. I worked out this week and did a prenatal strength workout.


Maternity Clothes: Yes. Leggings and leggings. I love them. I have one pair of maternity jeans I also love from Tarjay.

Pinning: Baby nursery ideas. I have no clue yet what I want because mostly I want it all. I love the idea of going simple but I also LOVE the idea of going BRIGHT colors. ACK.

Sleep: Excellent. The midnight potty trips have slowed unless I’m doing those in my sleep!


Symptoms: Appetite increase (which doesn’t help the health thing) and some minor hip and pelvic pain but that’s normal since everything is still growing.

Movement: Not yet (#bummed). It turns out that I have a front (anterior) placenta which means that I won’t get to feel too much movement. Doc says I should feel something by week 24. Fingers crossing.

What I Miss: A good cold beer. But it’s not a big deal, it just always sounds good. Generally though, this stage has been fun and I don’t miss much.


Best of the Week: Finding out we’re having a girl. I thought for sure it was a little boy but guess I was wrong. This little girl is going to be so loved and I can’t wait to meet her … in 20 weeks… you stay put little girl!

Fail: I haven’t been taking weekly pictures. I know this sounds dumb but I really hate the way I look. NOT ideal and so I have shied away from cameras. I should just do it so I can look back.

Goals: Eat healthier meals this week. Watch my sugar intake. Exercise at least 2 times.


In Other News: We had to take the Sen Puppy Dog to the doggy ER on late Thursday night because she had thrown up all her food and wasn’t acting normal. She wouldn’t lay down, she was yelping if we touched her in certain spots, and was swollen. She ended up being okay and they gave her meds. She seems to be fine now so we’re just glad she was okay.

10 Things I’ve Been Up To These Last Few Months

January 13, 2016

Long time no talk, peeps! I know I’ve been crazy busy but that’s no excuse. The goal is to come on here at least weekly now (for some really fun reasons) and to just chat. I thought it would be fun to talk about the things I’ve been up to since last updating you in the summer (eek).

1. We’re having a baby!

I’ll start out with the most exciting stuff. B and I are pregnant with a baby girl. We just found out on Monday that it was a girl so that means (for those moms out there) that I am 20 weeks and 2 days. And for those non-moms just over a 5 months pregnant. Super exciting. Half way done. I’ll update you more on Sunday. The goal will be to update weekly on my status on Sundays. Or at least every other Sunday.


2. I was hacked :(

I meant to come on and update you, however ALL of my websites were hacked so I’ve been spending spare time lately just trying to fix what the hackers broke. I had to delete some blog posts, so you might notice that. Hopefully most will get fixed in time but there were 500 posts that needed fixing. Hopefully that won’t take too long.

3. I’m reading a book

Currently reading: Bringing Up Bébé

I rented it from the library and so far I’m in love. It’s an amazing book with no-nonsense advice from French mothers. I love their style and realize it’s going to be difficult for me to retrain the way I think about certain things in order to use some of these strategies. It should be interesting to say the least.

4. Thinking about winning the Powerball

You know the powerball is tomorrow night and it would be so nice to win. Just saying. What would you do if you won the lottery. I think I would still work but I would travel a million times more. I would also have to figure out a plan to keep my children grounded as I don’t want them to grow up spoiled.

5. We spent Thanksgiving in Michigan

We had a lovely and relaxing Thanksgiving in Michigan this year. We enjoyed a deep fried turkey and we also made all the fixings. It was delicious and lovely. Plus going to see B’s mom’s is always relaxing and enjoyable.


6. We had a fun and fast-paced Christmas and New Year

We attended 3 family Christmas events and just decided to chill out on New Year’s at our favorite restaurant, Muffuletta. Here, it’s easier to show you our holiday with photos:


7. The nesting bug hit

I was just sitting on the couch watching TV on the 2nd of January and I realized, I should take down the tree. Then out of now where, I needed to clean out my office! That’s going to be the baby’s room! So I got to work and decided where to move my stuff. B’s office will house my computer and the guest bedroom will now be a combo craft and guest bedroom!


8. Lots of changes at work

We are merging departments. We are moving to a new building in Woodbury at the end of March. We are getting new processes in place that will make our jobs better and more efficient. In general everything is changing and I love it. Especially the new building. It’s right by my OB and about 15 minutes closer to home. SCORE!


9. Love/hate relationship with Pinterest

When I found out I was pregnant, I downloaded an app. All the information that was available was seriously overwhelming that I didn’t want to even look at Pinterest. I took a 3 month break from that website. Recently, I have found myself slowly creeping back. I’m getting all sorts of ideas, advice, etc. Here is my board to check out (if you want).

Follow amanda’s board Babies on Pinterest.

10. I’m super happy

We are really lucky and I am getting more and more excited for every passing day. It has gone by so quickly and I’m halfway done. It doesn’t feel real yet. I am mixed between scared shitless and super jazzed. It’s really happening and I still can’t believe it.

More to come this weekend.

My Summer Essentials – 2015 Edition

July 7, 2015

The warm sun on your skin. The feeling after you jump off the boat into the cool lake. The s’mores that are so melty and gooey you just can’t help but want another before you’ve even finished the one you have. Summer is my second favorite season (next to fall, of course). It’s sunny and usually beautiful. It brings a bounty of fresh produce and delicious salads are a must. When thinking of my summer essentials, I was momentarily caught off guard. What do I use in the summer? Here’s my list of favorites.


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