Kim at 35 Weeks Pregnant

Last weekend I went to visit a friend from college for her baby shower. It was the first time we’ve seen each other since we’ve been pregnant–she’s 35 weeks, due October 26, and I’m 31 weeks, due November 26. While I was down there, we decided to snap some pictures of Kim and her husband to commemorate this exciting time.  She looks amazing for 35 weeks, doesn’t she? We also …continue…

Fall Maternity with an Edge

There’s a slight nip in the air, but the days are still warm . . . and you long to extend your summer maternity into the fall. Well you are in luck. Chelsea, of Heels and Sunkissed Curls, has cooked up a maternity fashion board for fall. It takes your favorite belly hugging/hiding maxi dress and pairs it with some edgier pieces to step out into the fall. Of course …continue…

Baby Books

As the arrival of my baby girl approaches, I’m trying to prepare for some of the major B’s–Birth, Breastfeeding and Baby.  The different books/methods/theories/approaches out there are overwhelming (and conflicting!) and it’s all about finding what works for you, and taking the information from each book that you agree with and disregarding what doesn’t. So far either on the “read” shelf or in the “reading queue” I have: 1. Secrets …continue…

First Trimester Style Board

A little late for me, but back when my baby bump was a mere mini-mound, Jessi made a style board for some first trimester apparel inspiration.  This would be a perfect look for fall, don’t you think? 1.  Draped Surplus Jacket from Anthropologie 2.  Maternity Cowl from Old Navy 3.  Jeans from Gap 4.  Bag from Moop 5.  Shoes by Toms from Nordstrom 6.  Bracelet from Anthropologie Thanks Jessi!  Love …continue…

Baby Registries

(image found here) You’re excited for baby’s arrival, but registering to prepare for the arrival can be extremely overwhelming.  What do you really need?  What is frivolous?  How do you encourage people to get what you actually need, instead of the cutest (impractical) outfits? I attended a baby registry night at one of my favorite baby boutiques, Sprout in San Francisco.  They sell only organic, natural products and promote a …continue…

The South in the Summer

(image found here) My husband and I are heading to Nashville for a wedding in August, and decided to piggyback a babymoon onto it.  After brainstorming many locations, we realized it would be much more economical to combine our babymoon with the trip we are already taking, instead of going on a completely separate trip.  We’ve both wanted to see a new part of the country, and the wedding provided …continue…

World Championship Baby

Are you due in early August?  My baseball team (also known as the San Francisco Giants) is hosting a contest for the baby born closest to 9 months after the Giants won the world series.  The first baby born after 7:54pm on August 1 will be the winner!  Do you think you have a chance?  You must register by July 31 to be eligible to win. If you indeed have …continue…

It’s A…

Are you ready to know?  For the record, most of you voted boy.  I always thought it was a girl, and most friends/family referred to the baby as a girl without even realizing they were doing it.  Who was right? Sorry dear readers, you were wrong!  We are thrilled to announce that our little bundle will be a baby girl. We got together with my family on Friday night after …continue…

Gender Prediction

(image found here) Soon I go to hopefully find out if the baby is a boy or girl (on top of all the other more important things, like if everything looks good and healthy).  I’ve had a feeling one way since the beginning, and the poll with family and friends has been pretty heavily weighted in one direction, but I’ll reveal that to you later.  For now I want to …continue…

First Trimester Myths (sort of)

(Jessi’s first trimester bump) A few things you hear about being pregnant: “Myth” #1 Morning sickness: During the first trimester you’ll feel horrible, your sense of smell will be heightened and many things will make you nauseous, possibly throwing up constantly. Truth: Yes, many many women feel this way. However, around 20%-25% of women do not get morning sickness. I almost felt like something was wrong with me because I …continue…

Come on baby!

Me at 39 weeks. The last couple weeks of pregnancy can seem like they take forever. I remember it was really the last week that I started to feel like, “ok, please, can you be born now?” I was feeling extra big and it was starting to get harder to get out of bed and bend down and pick things up. Which was difficult because we has just moved and …continue…

Combating the Pregnancy Sleepies

(image found here) Oh, the sleepies–a common side effect of the first trimester (or I guess the proper term is “fatigue”).  Now, a lot of things you read will tell you to take it easy, listen to your body, etc.  That’s great and all, but I work at a 9-6 desk job at a small company.  I can’t sneak off for a 20 minute nap, I can’t go sleep in …continue…