Happy Monday, my lovelies! Hope you had a great weekend! Can you believe that it’s already February? I’m so excited for Valentine’s Day! Another excuse to eat sweets, make treats and do all the HEART things, like buying a Valentine’s pair of Lularoe leggings?! Yep, I’m a love LOVE kind of girl!
Read below for a bumpdate and weekend recap and don’t forget to link-up with your current posts!
As of yesterday, I am 22 weeks! It’s seriously so crazy how fast these weeks seem to fly by the third time around. I know I skipped the bumpdate last week, but I’m feeling well and baby boy is healthy! We took A to the anatomy scan with us and he loved seeing his baby brother on the screen. Even though it wasn’t our first anatomy scan, D and I were still amazed at seeing our new babe. Pregnancy is such a blessing. I want to be cognizant of not taking any part of it for granted, even the parts I don’t like and even when I don’t feel like myself. I’m mentally trying to remind myself every day; to relish in every baby kick, and every pound I gain. And to take every single bit in stride because it is all His beautiful creation and the journey to meet our littlest love.
I think I’ve gained around 15 lbs. so far. I put the bulk of my weight on in the third trimester, so I’m sure I’ll end up close to my last pregnancy around 30-35 lbs. I crave lots of sweets, fresh fruit and snacks. I’m hoping that when the weather warms up in a few months that I’ll be more active outside than I am right now. Now that my nausea is over, I’m going to try my best to get back to the gym for light cardio and swimming laps. (Wish me luck!)
My hair is growing at rapid, rapid speed. Even faster than my usual fast hair growth, which is a typical pregnancy symptom for me. On the flip side, the weirdest pregnancy symptom I have is that my eyelashes fall out! It happened with my last pregnancy and it’s unfortunately starting to happen again this time. (Thank goodness for falsies!)
If you follow me on Instagram, I’m sure you’ve seen my pics and stories of the best part of my weekend. I’m SO, SO excited and honored to join the wonderful ladies at Detroit Moms Blog. It’s SO hard to make mom friends. I swear it’s even worse than dating! When I first started this blog last Spring/Summer, my main goal was to connect with moms and mom bloggers. So when I randomly saw a call for applications to join the City Moms network in Detroit, I rushed to fill out the form!
I was elated when I got the e-mail that I was chosen to join the team! Several of my friends are contributors for the City Moms network in other cities. And I also know a few mom bloggers who are current contributors to our local chapter. On Saturday, our amazing owner Beth put together a fabulous day of pampering and photo shoots for our headshots! Talk about feeling like a supermodel!
I got to drive down to the shoot with my “big” Jesi, (we are #soulies) and had a blast meeting the other fabulous ladies. I even met up (finally!) with mom bloggers and fellow contributors Lauren & Danielle!
We were pampered from head to toe, with stylings from Nikki at Madison Boutique, make-up by Brie Miller at On the Road Beauty, hair by Simona Vigh, and photos by Emma Burcusel. All of these ladies were SO incredible and made the entire experience so easy and fun. Needless to say, it was a great day and I loved meeting so many wonderful women/moms in the area. I can’t wait to attend more of our local events and to write for this amazing network of women.
Photography By: Emma Burcusel
Styling By: Madison Boutique
Make-Up By: Brie Miller
Have you heard of blog link ups? Join us for our Mom Life Mondays blog linkup 22!
What is a blog link-up you ask? It’s a regular post that I’ have on Mondays [pending any holidays or life emergencies], but it’s a place you can come to find the latest and greatest blog posts about all things parenting, motherhood, lifestyle, etc.
Featured Blogger from Link Up #21: Emily @ Mama’s Musings Blog
As a self-proclaimed A-type (almost) perfectionist, it’s easy for me to put a lot of pressure on myself in all aspects of life. But, especially when it comes to parenting, I set the bar high. Like most moms, my greatest fear is letting down my kids or failing them in the way I raise them to be good people. I think in my day to day parenting, I can easily let those high expectations of myself translate to too much control and over parenting my kids. Emily’s post, “Learning to Let Mistakes Happen” is such a great reminder for moms to give themselves grace and to realize that all of us are trying our best and learning how to parent with each mistake we let happen! Be sure to check out her post, it’s a great read!
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