pregnancy update | 30 weeks

Before I get too far into this post I’d like you to know that we took these pictures at about 6pm after a full day of wearing this white shirt and I didn’t spill anything on it. Just want to make sure I recognize the true miracle that happened here today, #blessed. Ok, on to this weeks pregnancy update!

spring vibes

You know that saying when life gives you lemons, make lemonade? Well the same sort of thing goes for spring in Michigan. When life gives you winter weather in April, go find somewhere warmish and wear your new spring clothes, girl!

the graduate ann arbor

A few weekends ago Ken and I were invited to stay at The Graduate Hotel in Ann Arbor. Never being one to turn down the opportunity for a night away I jumped at the chance and couldn’t wait to spend a little time in one of our favorite cities.

pregnancy update | 28 weeks

Happy Monday! Hope your Easter was hoppin’! I was going to skip doing an update this week since I’m up to my ears in other {probably} more important things but it’s the third trimester and I’ve always been a really good procrastinator so what the heck, here goes!

happy easter!

Earlier this week I was thinking about the meaning of Easter and how we’ve been talking with Annabelle about it. One thing we’ve stressed is that while Christmas, and the birth of our savior, is important – Easter is the real deal. There’s so much pomp and circumstance leading up to Christmas and it feels like Easter gets just a bit more than overshadowed. I’ve really been enjoying Christian music lately so I thought it would be fun to put together a playlist of a few of my favorite songs to really get into the Easter spirit.

eggs and bunnies

We went to our first Easter egg hunt last weekend and let me tell you, it was a hit! As the parent of a toddler you never really know how something new is going to go over. Usually when we plan something fun as a family it goes pretty well and everyone leaves happy and I’m thrilled to say making a mad dash for candy filled eggs in 40 degree weather was one of them.

pregnancy update | 27 weeks

Well friends, we’ve made it just about 2/3 of the way through this pregnancy. And by we I mean me because let’s be honest, I’ve been doing all of the work over here. Ken and I got away for a little staycation this weekend {more to come on that later this week} and it felt great to get out and spend a little time alone. Just Kenny, me, and this bunch of bananas in my belly. If you’d like to hear what’s been up with the bump over the past few weeks, read on…

every vitamin I take during pregnancy and why

A few weeks ago I was refilling my weekly pill organizers and I thought to myself, I wonder if other people would find this interesting? So I quickly documented which vitamins I take on a daily basis along with why I chose each one and shared it on Instagram stories. I got a ton of questions in response – which was amazing!

my very favorite maternity jeans

Let’s be honest – it’s hard enough to find good jeans when you’re not pregnant let alone finding a good pair for an ever changing, ever growing body. It’s something I’ve always struggled with in general {insert vivid memory of me crying in the junior department dressing room at Macy’s when I was 13 because I could not find one pair of jeans that fit me} and it’s why in my adult years I’ve definitely been drawn to dresses and skirts over jeans and pants. However, there are a lot of times when jeans are just the most practical option {like during a winter pregnancy, for example} and if you find yourself pregnant in almost any season you’re going to want a good pair of maternity jeans.

weekday style

Hey friends! Can you believe we’ve almost made it through another week {and that it’s mid-March no less}? I’m feeling excited for next week as it marks three months until my due date but never wanting to get ahead of myself I’m actually VERY excited for this weekend! We had been debating on booking a babymoon for a few months but the timing just wasn’t working out. Instead of going on an adults only vacation {which is much needed, don’t get me wrong} we decided to plan a very last minute adventure with our little best friend. We’re leaving tomorrow so make sure you’re following along on Instagram to see where we’re headed!

spring forward

Hello fellow parents of toddlers who are riding the struggle bus the day after daylight saving time! Just remember, we are all in this together {even though we are probably suffering separately}. After trying to get Annabelle to fall asleep tonight FOR AN HOUR I raised the white flag and called in reinforcements {Ken}. Now I’m sitting on the couch with a ridiculously large piece of chocolate cake and feeling pretty good about myself. This is parenting, friends. When there’s not wine, there’s cake. 

weekday style

Happy Friday, pretty ladies! I’m writing this post from my couch and I don’t think I’ll be moving much from here all night. Unfortunately I’m having a ton of lower back pain that doesn’t seem to be letting up – I had my first chiropractic adjustment today and I’m going back on Monday so hopefully I’ll feel some relief soon! In the meantime, if someone could bring me a snack that would be great. Lucky for you I did manage to get dressed for work everyday this week so here’s a quick recap of my outfits.