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Aug
29

22 weeks

how far along? 22 weeks ~ size of a spaghetti squash // 1 lb. of coffee beans
total weight gain: 14 lbs
maternity clothes? got a couple more items at our family baby shower! this adorable dress in grey & white stripes may make an appearance soon
stretch marks? no
sleep: :\
best moments this week: where do i even begin?! for sure the look on our mother's faces when they found out mini was a girl, shock (everyone thought boy!) & happy tears ~ it's all on video! // celebrating this little life with both sides of the family, we haven't all been together since the wedding // opening handmade towels & washcloths "made with love by granny" // opening a gucci, yes gucci, diaper bag from the mother-in-law, over the top! // a hug from brother saying i'm special and going to be a great mommy to this little girl // the squeals of my 3 besties when we realized we are on our way to each having a daughter #theywillbebestfriendstoo // my niece asking "when is the baby going to bloom?" // and the list goes on...
missing anything? sleep
movement: my family got to feel her sweet little kicks!
food cravings: corn, rice, and pizza always
anything making you sick or queasy: the usual culprits
gender: a GIRL!! this is going to be dangerous on so many levels...
symptoms: hair & nails have been exceptionally great lately // feet are a mess, been sticking them in an ice bucket when i get home from work
belly button in or out? in
wedding ring on or off? on
pedicure color: lincoln park after dark
how many people have touched your belly this week? at least 8
mood: lajwoijafoiwefj!!!
looking forward to: naming this little bundle
 

// erin
 

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Aug
26

...baby GIRL!!! let the large obnoxious headband shopping begin... :)

mini is a...

mini is a...

photo credit to michael paul photography ~ thank you brother!

// erin
 

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Aug
21

21 weeks

how far along? 21 weeks ~ size of a carrot/cantaloupe
total weight gain: 13 pounds
maternity clothes? i pretty much wear my h&m maternity jeans to work daily // i want to try maternity leggings, they sound super comfy. thoughts on where to find some good ones?
stretch marks? no
sleep: better with the snoogle, but not so great when it's only 5 hours a night. oops
best moments this week: crafting for the gender reveal this weekend // ordering mini's crib & changing table/dresser, THANK YOU granny & gramma!!
missing anything? can't think of anything
movement: last night i had my iPad propped up on my tummy and it kept moving up and down from mini's little nudges // love this feeling!!
food cravings: at work the other day i got a sudden hankering for french fries, so my sweet co-worker and i set off wandering the streets of downtown seattle to find some. and find some we did. #thegirlsatworkmustthinkimcraycray
anything making you sick or queasy: i thought i was good to attempt mushrooms again...nope
gender: you'll know very very soon! ;)
symptoms: adding a new one to the list this week, acne. it's like i went to sleep one night a 29 year old and woke up a 15 year old. tips welcome! i know y'all have some good ones ;)
belly button in or out? in! but it's starting to creep out a little
wedding ring on or off? on
pedicure color: a very lovely shade of nothing
how many people have touched your belly this week: 2!
mood: excited!!!
looking forward to: going home to cali // family squishes // revealing this gender!!

// erin
 

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Aug
14

20 weeks

how far along? 20 weeks ~ size of a banana/carrot
total weight gain: 12 pounds
maternity clothes? husband surprised me with all new pj's and workout clothes. i've been wearing his old mesh basketball shorts to bed. #hot ...i think it was time // i also bought this tank in admiral blue for layering, comfy!
stretch marks? nothing that i can see. but i did purchase a couple items from your suggestions in preparation (thank you!)
sleep: everyone, meet the snoogle, my new bed buddy. it's actually beyond comfortable and keeps me from turning onto my back in the middle of the night. success!
best moments this week: i think our 20 week ultrasound tops the list ~ an hour and a half of watching this little miracle stand on it's head, limbs flailing all over, seeing 10 little fingers & 10 little toes ~ psalm 139 kept replaying in my head // and i may have attempted a handstand in the dr's office as a last resort effort to get mini to flip around for the final heart pic. yeah, that was comical, and didn't work...hence the "stubborn" part above ;)
missing anything? time. it's going too fast...
movement: oh yes
food cravings: this week it's been breyer's mint & chip ice cream
anything making you sick or queasy? not really, thank goodness!
gender: so, we know! but are waiting just a couple weeks for our gender reveal back home in california // knowing has definitely made this SO much more real 
symptoms: swollen feet, lower back pain, and complete exhaustion...isn't it a tad early for this stuff?
belly button in or out? in
wedding ring on or off? on
mood: thankful
looking forward to: a weekend of nursery planning and registering!

// and here are a couple bonus question suggestions from a follower :)

pedicure color: you don't want to know the last time i got my toes done... who's comin with me?
how many people have touched your belly this week: just 1, husband can't keep his hands off of mini

// erin
 

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Aug
7

19 weeks

how far along? 19 weeks ~ size of a mango/heirloom tomato
total weight gain: 11 pounds, same as last week
maternity clothes? ordered my first couple pairs of maternity jeans! these & these // oh and ps: you can now purchase h&m from the comfort of your own home!! :)
stretch marks? not yet // any tips on taking care of these?
sleep: can't seem to stay put sleeping on my side! (helps blood flow to baby) my sweet husband turns me over every morning before he leaves for work.
best moments this week: well, we decided on a stroller! yippee! // found a shopping center with a pottery barn kids, restoration hardware, AND land of nod all in one spot (never thought i'd be this excited about kid furniture stores...) // took a day to rest from the crazy to explore bainbridge island with my love // it's been a good week :)
missing anything? energy!
movement: lots and lots of mini kicks!!! if my arm is resting on my tummy, it will move when mini moves! wow.
food cravings: pizza has been a craving since day 1 for me. it was the only non-sweet thing that would settle my tummy and it's back with a vengeance!
anything making you sick or queasy: cigarette smoke... and still meat
gender: 20 week ultrasound is almost here!! eeee!!
symptoms: acid, burning, ahhh
belly button in or out? in
wedding rings on or off? on
mood: excited, a little anxious...
looking forward to: is this a boy or a girl???!?!!

any other fun questions i should add to the list? have a great rest of your week friends!

// erin

 

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Jul
31

does it look to you like my belly has shrunk since last week? ...hmm

18 weeks

how far along? 18 weeks ~ size of a bell pepper/pear
total weight gain: 11 lbs.
maternity clothes? getting closer! i did buy the infamous beband // i can't even zip my pants people
stretch marks? no, but there's a faint line starting to show from my belly button down. not sure what that is?
sleep: still need more...
best moment this week: mamma got a new job! amazon, here i come. yay God! // and also going back to the baby store for the 4th time and still no decision made on a stroller ;) #nocluewhatweredoing
missing anything? not this week
movement: YES!!! eee!!! feels like popcorn popping in my tummy
food cravings: bagels!
anything making you sick or queasy: right now, just some meats (chicken, sausage, tofu, etc.)
gender: still taking votes!
symptoms: acid reflux // tums and i are bff's
belly button in or out? in
wedding rings on or off? on
mood: a little exhausted, trying to get things checked off the list
looking forward to: picking out mini's crib this week! wishing my mamma & sisters were here to help <3

// erin
 

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Jul
24

17 weeks

how far along? 17 weeks ~ size of a turnip
total weight gain: 9 pounds, and my feetsies are starting to feel it!
maternity clothes? found a couple more gems at asos maternity
stretch marks? nope
sleep: need more of it. been staying up way too late pinteresting nursery ideas :)
best moment this week: celebrating husband's 30th birthday and making my california shower
invite list // SO excited to see these faces
missing anything? hot dogs
movement: i don't think so!
food cravings: cherries, cherries, and more cherries
anything making you sick or queasy: mushrooms & meat
gender: taking votes now! 
symptoms: the heartburn has begun...
belly button in or out? in
wedding rings on or off? on
mood: feeling a little overwhelmed // time is passing too quickly! #somuchtodo
looking forward to: this little thing move!

// erin
 

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Jul
17

just got home from a week long family reunion in minnesota and epic road trip back to seattle, so here's my bump catch-up for weeks 15 & 16. i keep being told that i'm showing more than most at this stage, and i haven't a clue... what do you think? 

16 weeks

15 weeks

how far along? 16 weeks ~ size of an avocado (15 weeks ~ size of an apple)
total weight gain: 7 pounds, only 20-30 more to go!
maternity clothes? not wearing any yet, but i did buy this adorable top from asos
stretch marks? no, but i'm definitely feeling the stretchy pains
sleep: lots and lots of vivid dreams about things and people that shouldn't be in them! haha. these can go away now.
best moment this week: spending the whole thing with family and mamma aka "granny" kissing my belly and talking to mini each day. she is so excited.
missing anything? home
movement: not yet
food cravings: tacos!! during week 15, every night around 10pm i would get a sudden urge for a taco, and guess what my sweet husband did? he got me tacos. #heknows // this week (16) we were road tripping, so gummi bears became my favorite snack at each pit stop.
anything making you sick or queasy: still not a fan of meat...
gender: our 20 week ultrasound has been scheduled for early august, but we aren't going to have the dr. tell us that day, but write the gender in an envelope to open later.
symptoms: still quite sleepy and been having mild tummy pains almost daily. mini's just growin!
belly button in or out? in. this is gross, but it's catching a lot of fuzz these days
wedding rings on or off? on. i love my ring!
mood: so excited to see family, then so sad when it came time for goodbyes :(
looking forward to: gathering nursery ideas & our first shower in san diego at the end of august, thrown by jordan's mamma

// erin
 

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Jul
3

we have a bump! check back weekly to watch it grow and for other bits on our little mini.

14 weeks

how far along? 14 weeks! ~ size of a lemon/kiwi ~ happy 2nd trimester to us :)
total weight gain: 5 pounds. oh yeah baby!
maternity clothes? are tacky...where can i find cute ones??
stretch marks? no, scary!
sleep: ready for bed by 2pm.
best moment this week: announcing mini to the whole wide world! see here.
missing anything? champagne!!!
movement: nothin
food cravings: all things fruity & sweet! and pizza...and tacos...and... (see total weight gain)
anything making you sick or queasy: meat. gross.
gender: still have a few weeks to go on this one.
symptoms: soooo tired, emo, and the toilet has become my new best friend, too much water drinkin!
belly button in or out? in. and i hope it stays that way.
wedding rings on or off? on. i actually feel like my fingers have gotten thinner. random.
mood: all over the place.  my poor husband...
looking forward to: fitting into my pants again! although the rubber band trick works quite well.

thank you girl in the red shoes for the fun questionnaire and of course pinterest for the picture idea. :)

// erin
 

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Jun
30

hi everyone!! i hope this explains my absence a bit. ;) as i mentioned before, life happened, and in a very big/mini way...

our mini surprise

our mini surprise

our mini surprise

our mini surprise

our mini surprise

our mini surprise

our mini surprise

our mini surprise

our mini surprise

our mini surprise

a few months ago i went to the dr. office to get a refill on migraine medicine (after having 3 migraines in a row) and left with a positive pregnancy test. SURPRISE!! you can imagine the flood of emotion that came over my husband and i. our devotion that night read "God never gives up on making something beautiful out of our lives." amen. no matter the timing, God has chosen me to carry, nurture, and raise this little person in His love. i'm in awe and grateful.

thank you kristal joy photography for capturing our reveal vision so effortlessly. jordan and i have a bit of a bicycle fixation. we used the theme throughout our wedding, he is a cyclist, and i'm a beach cruiser-ist ;), so it didn't take long to come up with idea of using a tiny bike to hint at the little one on the way. i'm beyond excited to work with kristal for our upcoming maternity and newborn shoots as well. goodness, they will be here before we know it, so keep your eyes peeled!

the blog may take a bit of a turn over the next months as i attempt maternity fashion and nursery decór while maintaining that ever so important 'bit of pop' that we've all come to love. i hope you'll continue to follow along as our little adventure presses on.

erin
top // anthropologie
jeans // paige
flats // target
necklace // anthropologie

jordan
shirt // j.crew
sweater // j.crew
jeans // levi's
shoes // sperry via nordstrom
bracelet // adrift natural jewelry

bit of pop
trike // radio flyer via amazon
chalkboards // michaels

// erin
 

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