Monday, March 30, 2015

0-14 Weeks



*I am now well into my second trimester but I wanted to document the first and now reading back I can see just how different I feel now compared to then. Thank goodness!*

When we found out: New Years Eve day. I FINALLY gave in and took a pregnancy test that morning after a couple weeks of wondering if we were pregnant or not. If I am anything, it is stubborn and I just couldn't give in and take that test! I wanted to be pregnant SO bad that I was terrified of seeing a no. So at about 6 weeks pregnant I took a test. haha I am so ridiculous. Low and behold it was a very fast positive.

How I told Kev: Well he obviously knew I was weeks late and he was the one telling me "Lauren YOU ARE PREGNANT!" haha. But I took the test alone in the morning while he slept. Then I wrote a cute note and placed it on the table along with the test and a cute onesie and waited for him to wake up. And waited….and waited…. But his face was priceless and that moment is something I will never forget!

Symptoms: I have basically had every symptom in the book. The very night we found out I was pregnant I spent on the bathroom floor. Before that I had like a weird kind of nausea that I felt like was butterflies all the time but more uncomfortable. Since the first night of puking it has been pretty rough though. Morning sickness should just be called ALL DAY SICKNESS. It is worse at night for me but it sticks around most of the day.

Other than "morning" sickness I have had headaches, pregnancy rhinitis, bloody noses, bloody gums, vivid dreams, restless nights…I mean you name it so far I've got it. Which has made the last few months very interesting and hard. Oh and cannot forget cravings! It is really weird to have literally NOTHING sound yummy or appetizing and then all the sudden only ONE thing sounds even stomachable at all and I HAVE to eat it right then! One thing I crave is milk….and normally I HATE milk.

Weight gain: 1.5 lbs (I have still yet to gain more than 3 lbs…but I guess thats what happens when you have a strictly hate relationship with food)

Sleep: Basically non existent. I like to think I am naturally preparing myself for baby to come…but come on… it's not fair to not sleep before the baby is here. Just not fair at all. Between the peeing and hip pain and not being able to breathe out my nose…bleh! Sleep is the least fun part of my day. JK throwing up is. * Sleep tips from me now that I have learned a thing or two… BREATHE RIGHT NASAL STRIPS will save your life. Also a pregnancy pillow. You should own one even if you aren't pregnant. For reals.*

And that is my First Trimester Update! So glad to be into my second and feeling better! Can't wait to write down my Second Trimester Update soon!

xoxo

P.S. If you entered the Freshly Picked Giveaway the winner will be contacted later today!! kisses!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Dressing the little baby bump






Top c /o: Joah Brown// Jeans c /o: Pink Blush Maternity
Photography: Lori Romney Photography// Lashes: LayersNLashes

Watching this little bump grow is kind of surreal! I know it might not look very significant to others but it has grown and grown and also has a LONG way to go while this baby gets chunkier! It's a serious miracle to me that this body of mine has the ability to do all of this. It is also such an amazing blessing that I am able to experience these body changes. Some are positive…one word…*boobs* and this growing baby bump! Others are a bit more painful and irritating. Like aching hips and not one comfortable sleeping position. Either way it is a miracle that I am beyond grateful for!

Since we JUST decided to announce welcoming this little one in to our family, the last month or so has been really hard to dress. Only close family and friends knew. So whenever we went somewhere where people didn't know, Kev would say "Don't look pregnant/Don't act pregnant" haha. Super hard when you look like you have a constant food baby….and also really trying to not upchuck in front of everyone. 

Now that the news is out I am SO excited to start showing of this bump a bit more! Dressing has been hard because it's a weird in between stage where non maternity clothes just do not fit quite right or look quite right at all. They are uncomfortable by the end of the day and I just don't feel great in them. But most maternity clothes are just a tie bit too large.

So I have been searching hard for maternity clothes that fit and also non maternity clothes that work and feel comfy! 

Believe it or not this top is NOT a maternity shirt! I absolutely love the way it fits and how it makes this bump look really cute! It is so so comfy and umm it's grey soooo theres that! 
Now the jeans are maternity jeans and I freaking adore them! They fit great in the legs and bum and hips and then there are no buttons which means no digging into you in weird places! Win Win if you ask me! 

I CANNOT wait to keep dressing this bump and finding new ways to make non maternity work and also bring in a lot more maternity pieces! There is some really really cute stuff out there and I cannot wait to wear it! 

xoxo

Monday, March 23, 2015

It's Baby Time + A Freshly Picked Giveaway!




Moccasins c / o: Freshly Picked

SURPRISE!!!

Baby BOY Hiatt is coming in August and we just couldn't be more excited and in love with him already! 

This pregnancy has been a bit of a roller coaster. Baby has always been healthy BUT me on the other hand….oh man have I been sick. The other day my sister sent me a picture that said… "Being pregnant is the single most wonderful, beautiful and best reason to ALWAYS feel like crap." Hahaha. I just could not agree more with that! I wouldn't change being pregnant with this sweet little spirit. I already love him more than I ever thought possible!

And since I also adore you all and I want to celebrate this fun time in our lives with all of you! Freshly Picked and I have teamed up to bring you an awesome giveaway!! If you have a little in your life they NEED a pair of these moccasins. They are of the best quality and also the cutest colours and patterns you have ever seen! So enter below and help us celebrate baby Hiatt!

xoxo


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Fade to White…and take me to the Beach. Please.




White T: Billabong Women's Fade to White Collection// Gold Stone necklace: Fifth and Mae// Pink Cardi: Pink Blush// Trench: (old) AE

So this is a throwback to when my hair was long enough to put up and in a braid. These days my hair only goes up with a lot of help from bobby pins or clips. haha. Somedays I miss my long hair BUT most days I want to cut this mop even shorter! We will see if I actually follow through with that or not. 

Anyways, Do you have a favourite colour to wear? Or neutral? You already know I LOVE everything grey, but I also love to wear white. I love to wear it all year round despite what the fashion rules might say. I love white! This makes the Fade To White collection from Billabong Women's a favourite of mine for sure! It also makes me REALLY ready for summer or ready for a trip to somewhere hot with beaches and palm trees. Okay who are we kidding? I am ALWAYS ready for a trip to the beach!

So what colours are your go to colours? Also…where would you travel to right now if you could?

I'm dreaming of Bali…..or Hawaii…naturally.

xoxo