12 Going Home Outfits For The New Infant In Your Life

April 26, 2016

As I begin packing our hospital bag, I am struck with a decision. What will she wear home? Wow. It’s really not that important (to me) but there are so many cute options, how am I to choose? If you, like me, are having issues or looking for inspiration, here are 12 adorable options for the lady, gent, or surprise bebe.

P.s. A lot of these are available in multiple sizes, so they don’t have to be strictly going home outfits. YAY!

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embroidered romper • spring floral hoodie and shorties • 3-piece jersey boy set

sailor one-pieceyellow striped onesiegrey ‘welcome home’ one-piece

unicorn onesie and pantmulti-color shortspink one-piece

baby boy square sethot pink onesie • pants and hat set

What did/ are you planning for your baby to wear home?

Bonus points for pics!

Week 30-34 // Pregnancy Update

April 20, 2016

It’s been awhile. A lot has been going on folks. But generally all is well and I’m feeling great. I can’t believe that in 39-ish days we’ll be parents. Every kick and every hiccup brings me joy and such excitement. I can’t wait to meet her and see who/what she looks like. She is already beautiful to me. We’ve been jamming to Death Cab for Cutie, Sublime, and Beyonce in the car on the way to work so she can get some good music in her before arriving.

  • Length: 17 inches
  • Weight: ~4 pounds
  • Fruit Size: Cabbage
  • Geek Size: Basketball hoop

*Based on 34 weeks.

  • Grace is heads down for now but who knows if that will last…hopefully it does.
  • A mean case of the heartburn. Whatcha gonna do?
  • Getting up and moving is hard – the struggle is real you guys.
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Week 30-34

Feeling: Good. It is getting harder to get around and move but generally I feel great. I also feel incredibly blessed. We had the first shower last weekend and we got so many wonderful and needed items from our family. I can’t believe how generous everyone is.

Nursery: The nursery is almost done and i’m in love. It’s exactly what I was hoping for. I have a few more decor items to purchase but thanks to my amazing mom and step-dad we have a crib and mattress. It’s absolutely a great room that will grow with her. Major props to B for doing all the hard work.

Shopping: I can’t help myself sometimes baby clothing and gear is too cute to pass up. Here are some recent purchases along with things that are still on the wish list. 🙂

shoppingSleep: I’m sleeping well still. The nice cool breeze that comes in at night really helps and we did turn the air on earlier this week (GASP). I feel that getting out of bed is the hardest part. HA! Also we have a neighbor that has car issues or is missing his exhaust and I get really annoyed when he rips down the street at 4:30am every day. I think once the baby comes, if that’s still an issue we’ll have to talk to them. I can’t imagine how angry I’d be if we just got her to sleep and she woke up because of that dang car.

Symptoms: Heartburn, check. Swelling, check. Slow to move, check. Okay that last one isn’t a technical symptom but it seriously it’s putting a damper on my normal level of activity.

Movement: She has been active and getting hiccups daily. I think it’s absolutely adorable that she has hiccups. I just love feeling that. When she doesn’t move, I do get anxious. We had an ultrasound last week and were able to see her face and she was in there sucking on her thumb and it was amazing. She has features, you guys.

Best of the Week:

  • Week 30: We moved out of our hastings office and moved into a new building on April 4. It is amazing.
  • Week 31: Tried my hand at dying fabric and a burp cloth. Super easy and tons of fun. Be careful, it’s addicting.
  • Week 32: B got an awesome gig working with Evolve Labs. I’m so proud of him.
  • Week 33: Seeing baby girl in the ultrasound sucking her thumb and our first baby shower.
  • Week 34: Hiccups, all day, erry day.

Goal: Don’t buy anything for baby until after showers. Okay… after today. For real.

Other ongoings:
I have to go through my photos to remember. Here are some things we’ve been busy with…

  • Date nights. We need to go on more before she arrives!
  • Wall weaving. I’ve been spending a lot of time creating wall weaves for various people and it’s just plain fun and relaxing for me.
  • Drastically reduced my commute time by half now that we are working in Woodbury! YAY!
  • Trying (key word) to walk more.
  • Visited with a pediatrician and really liked her!
  • Going to Minnebar this weekend. Excited but we’ll see how long I last before getting tired.
  • Working with 3 clients on web and branding projects. Having a blast with each one. 🙂

Articles I read:

What to Buy for a Baby
Meal Prep (gotta make some freezer meals)
MMM… Naturally Flavored Water
Fun DIY Bookcase

Week 28-29 // Pregnancy Update

March 21, 2016

Holy crap, you guys! 71 days until May 30 arrives. She is moving all about and loving life in there. I’m doing well and getting bigger by the week.

  • Length: 16 inches
  • Weight: ~3 pounds
  • Fruit Size: Pineapple
  • Geek Size: Barbie Convertible

*Based on 29 weeks.

  • Grace still has to chub out a bit in the next few weeks to get up to birth weight.
  • Meaning Mom will be getting bigger. Ugh.
  • The buds for permanent teeth are forming in her gums!
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Week 28 – 29

Feeling: Relieved!! Last week I had the 3-hour glucose test and passed. I was really worried the night before but luckily it went well.

Health: Week 28 was super warm so I did some walking at night with Sen and during the day at work. It was nice on my birthday so I spent the day outside and walked with my mom for a bit. It’s week 30 tomorrow so the goal is to walk 3 times this week and do some leg exercises.

Nursery: Breon has painted the trim, walls and doors. He has a few areas to touch up and the closet doors (eww) to finish up but then the room is ready. He has also set up the crib which is so pretty and sturdy. I highly recommend the Babyletto Hudson Crib… as of right now….with no baby in it. 😉A few weekends ago, I painted a watermelon in watercolor, scanned that, and made a pattern and had it printed on fabric. It came out a little bigger than I anticipated but I love it nonetheless.

Maternity Clothes: After celebrating my step-dads birthday at Savoy’s Pizza, we drove to his sister’s house where my two cousins (who are also pregnant) were all hanging out. Aunt Mary decided to gift us with a super cute tees since we are all preggers. Aren’t they cute?

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Sleep: As long as I have numerous pillows around me, I sleep great. I’ve been snuggling around one for the past week. If I don’t put one between my legs, my hips usually hurt in the morning. I am going to take a second to appreciate the good sleep I’m getting, as I know that later on in the third trimester I’ll start getting uncomfortable. Ahhh… sleep.

Symptoms: My ring finger is swollen so I don’t know if I’ll be wearing my ring anymore… which is a bummer. Otherwise, I’m good. Blood pressure is spot on. Glucose test was good. Weight gain is generally normal though I wish it were less.

Movement: She is kicking and moving all around. I love it. The other night I was watching TV and breon and I both saw her move my entire stomach. It’s very cool and weird at the same time. There is a baby in there!

Best of the Week:

  • Week 28: My birthday was fun. I did all the things I wanted. Shopping, eating, walking, and relaxing.
  • Week 29: Passing the glucose test was everything! I needed that.

Goals: Walk at least 3 times this week for at least 20 minutes per. Bonus points for a weekend swim.

Other ongoings: This week, I purchased a coffee table and console table for the living room and B put them all together. He has been a rock star with the stuff around the house and it’s great for my nesting OCD! At work, we move out on April 1 so these will be my last few weeks of driving to Hastings. That is WEIRD. One day (April 4) we’ll be working out of the new corporate office in Woodbury. YAY!

Week 24-27 // Pregnancy Update

March 1, 2016

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Hello everyone! 89 days until May 30 arrives. Don’t be fooled, I fully realize it could be more or less days depending on when she decides she is ready to join the world and until she does, I’m just going to keep my pillows close and my water bottle full. On to the update!

  • Length: 15 inches
  • Weight: 2 pounds
  • Fruit Size: Bunch of bananas
  • Geek Size: Camping lantern

*Based on 27 weeks.

  • Grace is opening and closing her eyes with ease.
  • Her brain is developing at a rapid pace, reading itself to control her own body.
  • Swimming is good for mom in the third trimester (I swam on Sunday).
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Week 24 – 27

Feeling: I’m feeling good. I have caught a cough so I am hoping that lots of water gets rid of that quickly.

Health: I swam on Sunday and even though I felt like a whale (LOL), it was so refreshing to get back in the water and swim laps. I love swimming so much and grace seemed to like it too…put her right into a nap. Or at least I assume since she didn’t move much. I have the gestational diabetes test on Friday morning so I am hoping that goes well.

Maternity Clothes: I have them. I wear them. I am sick of them.

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Nursery: Breon has painted the trim and walls. It’s absolutely gorgeous and I am so glad we picked Repose Gray from Sherwin Williams! It’s a stunning, neutral gray. Next, B will be painting the door and closet doors. And then furniture! So excited.

Sleep: Ugh. Well because I’m sick I’m only able to focus on last night’s sleep and that sort of sucked. But generally I’m sleeping okay. I need multiple pillows positioned to be comfortable and I move a few times a night.

Symptoms: Generally everything is good. She is growing so it’s putting a lot of pressure on my organs but I feel good-ish!

Movement: B finally felt Grace kick on February 23rd! It’s so awesome because his eyes became huge.

Best of the Week:

  • Week 24: Started a wall weaving for the nursery.
  • Week 25: Tested samples on the wall and chose a color.
  • Week 26: Shopping for fabrics for a few cousin sewing projects.
  • Week 27: (Thus far) Her kicking me like crazy.

Goals: Eat especially healthy this week because of the gestational diabetes test on Friday am.

Worries: When she doesn’t move for a while, I get nervous.

Other ongoings: I’m really trying to do things that I won’t be able to do when she gets here like just leave the house and go shopping or go to a coffee shop and just sit and work. Also working on some artwork for Grace’s room.