Sunday, February 27, 2011

21 Weeks and my Maternity Clothes Challenge

21 Weeks this week and baby is the size of a Banana (which I partly don't get when Baby was a Cantaloupe last week...) Woohoo... Coming along! 
 So I realized after I uploaded this photo that you really can't see the bump good - but I feel like I actually have a bump and people can actually tell that I am preggo now (and not just pudgy)
Baby is the size of a Banana! 

So my Maternity Clothes Challenge... I have challenged myself to only spend $100 on maternity clothes while being pregnant. I think it is totally doable and it will force to me be creative...but why spend a ton of money on clothes I will only wear for a few months? I have alot of empire waisted dresses and some stretchy skirts, along with some billowy non-pregnant shirts and long tanks, so I think I can get through with just getting some plain tops and pairing them with one of the 15 cardigans I have... 

So what I have bought so far? 

I have bought a pair of maternity jeans (which I broke out tonight- and wow are they comfy!) on clearance at Old Navy for $7. 

I have also bought a belly band from Forever 21 for $8 which keeps my regular pants up but allows me to keep them unbuttoned. Genius Idea...

Here is the Belly band in action holding up my pre-preggo jeans... They make my pants pretty comfy (not as good as my maternity jeans - I think I am in love) When your shirt is pulled down  - it looks like I am wearing a long black tank top.

 So that is all I have bought for my challenge - total is a whopping $15. $85 left to spend. 
 My wonderful sis-in-law gave me some adorable maternity shirts for my birthday - I don't count these in my total because it was a gift! 

So do you think I can do it? Only spend $100 on maternity clothes or is that totally unrealistic? I'll keep ya posted on that one... 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

20 Weeks - Halfway there!

I find this week hard to believe... this week Baby is the size of a cantaloupe. Really it is that big? I don't feel like it could be that big... but here it is... 

And of course the baby bump... 

I officially made it through half my pregnancy wearing my normal pants with no help. Woohoo! Once last Thursday hit, I started to wear my belly band (more on that later...) so now I can unbutton my normal pants - but wear this belly band to keep the pants up. Genius idea. So now I am constantly wearing my belly band or comfy sweats... no more normal pants. 

I think this little boy has a sweet tooth (or maybe it is just me... but I blame it on the babe). I was ecstatic to purchase a box of thin mint girl scout cookies on Monday at work and preceded to eat half the box within a half hour... ok so there really aren't that many cookies in there... :) No worries - I am not quite through the other half of the box. I did purchase some thin mint ice cream though (recommended by my sis-in-law- thanks Hil!) and that is some good stuff too. So that is my craving this week - thin mints. Who knows what it will be next week... 

I haven't felt the Baby move yet - they said my placenta is in the front so it may take longer to feel it - but I am hoping soon! It is so nice to finally know what we are having... it was starting to drive me nuts. I have the nursery all planned out which I am so excited to start doing! Maybe I will share some inspiration photos soon of the look I am going for... 

So that is my little "half-way there" update... Be back soon to talk about my "maternity clothes challenge"... 

Sunday, February 20, 2011

It's a ______ Our Gender Reveal Party

We found out what we were having on Monday - Valentine's Day. What a fun day!! :) It was nice to FINALLY know what we were having! Yay! 

Here is our favorite picture of our little Sweet P... Baby looks like it is laughing

We had a little gender reveal party at our house yesterday with our families - we missed our brothers Skyller and Jared - but everyone else was able to come. Our family was finally excited to find out what we were having after almost a week of knowing ourselves. They would find out by eating a cupcake with a gumball in the center - the color would tell them the gender.

Some Boy and Girl Decorations...

We had a few different treats we served. White Chocolate covered pretzel sticks with blue or pink sugar.

We took a Gender Poll to see what everyone thought we were having. 

The Spread. 

Puppy Chow, Pretzels, Jelly Beans, Blue Juice or Pink Lemonade, and of course the cupcakes. 

We took a couple pictures of the "teams" 

Team Girl:

 Team Boy: 

Here are the infamous cupcakes that everyone was waiting for. They held the answer of what we were having...

 Everyone opening up the cupcake... 
 It's a.... 
 We are having a Baby Boy!! :) We are so excited! 

Bella is excited to have a little brother! 

So we are halfway done with our pregnancy! 20 weeks til we meet our SON! Woohoo! 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Week 19

This week Baby is the size of a Mango... 

(Photo from 

Here is a real picture of a mango in my hand. It is a terrible picture - but I took it in the grocery department in Walmart on my cell phone so I didn't have to pay for it. 

Here are some pictures of the bump: 
This is from the day we found out what baby sweet p is.... but we can't share with the world what it is until this weekend after a little party we have with our family.

Tomorrow I will be at the half way point... Woohoo!! :)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Week 18: Sweet Potato

So for all the weeks I missed "how big is baby?" - here is a little catch up! :)

your baby, week-by-week

Weeks 3 & 4: Poppyseed

Right now your little zygote is settling into your uterus...
More on what baby's up to  >>

Week 5: Appleseed

Average size: .13 inches** Baby's major organs and systems are now forming...
More on what baby's up to >>

Week 6: Sweet Pea

Average size: .25 inches Blood is starting to circulate...
More on what baby's up to >>

Week 7: Blueberry

Average size: .51 inches
Baby's brain is growing fast...
More on what baby's up to >>

Week 8: Raspberry

Average size: .63 inches, .04 oz.
Those little arms and little legs are moving like crazy...
More on what baby's up to >>

Week 9: Green Olive

Average size: .9 inches, .07 oz.
A Doppler device might pick up a heartbeat this week...
More on what baby's up to >>

Week 10: Prune

Average size: 1.2 inches, .14 oz.Baby's arm joints are working, and soon the legs will too...
More on what baby's up to >>

Week 11: Lime

Average size: 1.6 inches, .25 oz.
Fingers and toes are no longer webbed...
More on what baby's up to >>

Week 12: Plum

Average size: 2.1 inches, .49 oz.
Almost all vital systems are fully formed...
More on what baby's up to >>

Week 13: Peach

Average size: 2.9 inches, .81 oz.Teeth and vocal cords are appearing...
More on what baby's up to >>

Week 14: Lemon

Average size: 3.4 inches, 1.5 oz.Liver, kidney, and spleen are continuing to develop...
More on what baby's up to >>

Week 15: Naval Orange

Average size: 4 inches, 2.5 oz.
Legs are finally longer than arms...
More on what baby's up to

Week 16: Avocado

Average size: 4.6 inches, 3.5 oz.
Eyebrows, lashes, and hair are filling in...
More on what baby's up to >>

Week 17: Onion

Average size: 5.1 inches, 5.9 oz.Skeleton is hardening, and fat is accumulating...
More on what baby's up to >>

This week baby is the size of a sweet potato... no real picture this week of the vegetable or bump -but next week there will be more pictures of the bump! :)

"Your baby, week by week " pictures from the

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

17 Weeks: The onion

Little Sweet P is now 17 weeks (very soon to be 18 weeks... like tomorrow). I didn't exactly get this posted/done very soon in the week... but the point is that the baby is 17 weeks and it is the size of a large onion. That is pretty big! My email said about 5.1 inches long.

So here is how big baby is: 

Here it is... my bump.. my small baby bump... It may be small but I know I finally have a bump! :)