April 23, 2014

Hump Day || Bump Day - 20 Weeks


How far along: 20 weeks...HALFWAY!

Baby size: Banana! 

Baby's progress: Baby is growing like crazy (which would hopefully explain my bottomless pit for a stomach). She's already 6 1/2 inches and weighs 12 ounces! Baby girl's ovaries are fully formed and she already producing her own little baby eggs. (Crazy to think that!) She also has working taste buds and is swallowing several ounces of amniotic fluid each day. Yummmmm. ;)

Weight gain: 10 pounds. I blame it on the banana cream pie and carrot cake I had on Easter. Yay for double digit weight gain...said no one ever.

Stretch marks: Nothing yet but I'm still praying to the stretch mark Gods to keep those babies away. Far, far away.

Sleep: Oh ya. And I cherish it so. I've noticed when I don't get enough sleep that I wake up the next morning with a hangover-like headache. Not a fun way to wake up...

Gender: GIRL!!!!!!!! We confirmed it again at our appointment this week. Phew! Not gonna lie...I was a tiny bit nervous about her "turning into" a boy!

Movement: Yes and it is probably the neatest thing ever! Yesterday she was moving around like crazy...while I was in the bath tub, on my morning drive to work, during my meetings, after lunch, before dinner, as I typed this post...all day long sister was squirming around in there! Also to note...Beau finally got to see and feel her moving around last week! He agreed its pretty cool!

Best moment this week: Seeing our sweet girl on the ultrasound screen! She was snoozing away in there so we didn't get to see a lot of action but like I said, they confirmed she was a girl and said that she looks great. All we could ever ask for! 

Looking forward to: Our babymoon coming up in two short weeks!! Let the countdown begin!!

Food cravings: Still lemon water and this week my healthy cravings have finally come back home!! I've really struggled with wanting to eat healthy because all the stuff I usually eat, like big salads, lots of fruit, hummus, etc... just didn't sound good but finally I'm wanting more salads and fruit! Especially pineapples! 

Weirdest food I ate this week: Hmm nothing too out of the ordinary...just the normal gulp or two of pickle juice but that's about it.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope.

Labor Signs: Uh no.

What I miss: I still miss wine. And fitting in all my normal clothes. This whole "buying new clothes" thing every week is getting expensive...

Symptoms: Growing & itchy belly (duh). Bigger boobs (ick) and headaches if I don't eat or get enough sleep. Also-I feel like I have to eat something every hour on the hour.

Workouts: Getting there! I've worked out once this week so far, on top of my normal 1-2 mile daily walks with Oakie Bear but I plan on working out again on Wednesday and maybe even Thursday! 

Things that suck: feeling fat. Just being honest here...My legs feel like tree trunks. Also, people immediately look down at my stomach when they see me now. Its just kinda weird to have everyone look directly at my growing belly all the time, but then again, I'm sure I do the same thing! 

Things that don't suck: Beau coming home from work with a shopping bag loaded with the most precious outfits for our baby girl! Coming from a guy who is not a shopper, (unless its guns, ammo or booze) I must say I'm thoroughly impressed with his selections! Seriously though...melt my heart!
All found at Baby Gap...le duh!

Also...something else that doesn't suck...this dress. I mean, a maxi dress topped with a big pink bow and from a boutique by the name of "Oakleigh Rose"...That's pretty much like the maxi dress trifecta in my book and even better than that, you can win a gift card to order your very own!! (Oh! And it's not maternity so though it can easily be worn by anyone with a growing belly, anyone can wear it!)

To give you an idea for sizing, I'm usually a medium in everything and this dress was no different. I'm 5'5" and it hit the ground perfectly, too! Not too long, and not short! I got SO many compliments from our family when I wore this on Easter! Not to mention, the material is super lightweight so it'll be perfect for our 100+ degree summer days! I think I'm gonna need a mini version made for little Miss Paisley girl...whatdya think!? (Oh my gosh...baby maxi dresses!!! She needs all of them!!)

Oh! And a little birdy told me if you sign up for Oakleigh Rose's VIP Program, you receive a coupon for $15 off $30 or more. #winning

Ok ok....who wants to win?! 

All you have to do is follow Oakleigh Rose on Instagram and leave a comment letting me know that you do! Wam bam, thank you ma'am! Easy giveaway requirements...that's what I'm talkin' about JACK!


65 comments:

  1. Halfway!! You look great! This is the time where you will really see that baby bump grow and it is the best feeling. When I was pregnant I wore maxi dresses all the time and I loved that some of mine weren't maternity and they could still be worn after I had my boy.
    Oh and I follow Oakleigh Rose on Insta!

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  2. Love Oakleigh Rose! I follow them on IG!! You look great, girl!

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  3. Love the dress! You look great! I follow Oakleigh Rose!

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  4. Love that dress!! For sure think I need it the last 5 weeks of my pregnancy! We will see if the husband agrees :) Followed them on IG!

    justannibuck.blogpost.com

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  6. What a great dress for summer! I'm now following Oakleigh Rose on Instagram! You look amazing :)

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  7. Oh my goodness, that dress is adorable, and I definitely just spent way too much time looking at everything else on their site. Love! Definitely following them!

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  8. I followed them! (username Justine_Ball) and I love everything they have! Can't wait to place an order :)

    Justine
    www.lifeasabaltimoregirl.blogspot.com

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  9. Okay, first of all I hope this doesn't come off as creepy as I feel like it will, BUT seeing you in this dress today just made me giggle. I was at a festival two weeks ago and a VERY similar dress was for sale. The top was just pink and straight, no bow, but the bottom was blue as well. And this was right after you gender reveal. The very second I saw it, I thought how ADORABLE this dress would be for you! And now today you have this posted. Is that creepy? LOL You look fab girl! And those clothes for the mini-you are to.die.for.cute!

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  10. Definitely following Oakleigh Rose! That bumps suits you girl!

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  11. following them on IG! such cute things!

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  12. Following them! caylamhess. And GIRL! You look like a SUPERMODEL in that picture! Seriously, I found your side-job ;)

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  13. Looking beautiful lady! And I am obsessed with that dress. I'll keep my fingers crossed that I win:)

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  14. You are looking amaze! I can't wait to feel all of that movement, too!!!

    I followed on Insta :)

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  15. I followed:) LOVE the dress! Hope i look as cute as you at 20 weeks!

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  16. I followed on Instagram! Love your dressand congrats on being halfway there :)

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  17. That dress looks amazing on you! And yay for something you can wear after too! I follow Oakleigh Rose on IG ;)

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  18. Followed! You look amazing! 😘

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  19. You are glowing!! :) And that dress is so cute! I follow Oakleigh Rose on Instagram! ashleenikol13@gmail.com

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  20. You look amazing! & that dress is perfect! I follow them on insta.. Hopefully I can get one for myself :)

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  21. You are so pretty, and look amazing! I am 16 weeks and definitely don't look as great as you do! Hahaha. Love the dress, and I follow them on IG :)

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  22. You look fabulous (as per your usual! LOL) Congrats again! I followed on IG-their stuff is adorable!

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  23. Adorable dress, hope you're feeling great! Following in instagram.

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  24. I follow your and also Christina's blog at http://www.northcarolinacharm.com/ - she is almost done with her pregnancy, but every week her craving was the same as yours - pineapple! I wonder if it will replace the cliche pickles and ice cream?

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  25. Woo Hoo!! Half way there!! You look great!! Crazy to think/know that her ovaries are already formed & producing eggs of their own. I never knew that before!

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  26. You look so great! And that dress is adorable! I now follow Oakleigh Rose on Instagram! :)

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  27. I adore this dress! and you seriously look beautiful, you have not gained weight in your face or arms at all!! you look so pretty!

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  28. Love that dress! I just started following them on Instagram!!

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  29. Beau did a great job... Such cute clothes! I read your blog using bloglovin on my phone and I had to laugh how it cut off your first picture... It looks like your were going au natural! But I really so love that dress :)

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  30. Look at you! you are SO adorable! I've said it a thousand times already, but I really love that I'm just a few days behind you. It's so neat to "see the future"! My 20 week appt is next Tuesday and then we find out the Gender on May 4th...AHHH

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  31. You look great! I love the dress, just started following :)

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  32. Beau did a fantastic job, shows how much attention he is paying. Following Oakleigh Rose!

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  33. I followed; such cute clothes! LOVE the dress!

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  34. You look beautiful! This dress would be perfect for maternity photos!
    Oh and I followed :)

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  35. That dress is perfect on you! I follow.

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  36. You are looking pretty, lady! Beau's shopping trip = good job Daddy :)
    I totally feel you on those hangover-esque headaches. Ugh.

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  37. I follow them on IG and have for a while. Love this dress!! And lots of their other stuff.

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  38. You don't even look pregnant from the front! Love that dress on you!

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  39. I'm following them on Instagram (@JessieDeschane). Love their clothes! :)

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  40. Dress looks absolutely FABULOUS on you - gorgeous mama! And Beau's shopping... I die!!
    x

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  41. Just started following! You look adorable! This is a must for my current growing baby body too!!
    xo

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  42. I'm in love with all of their items- too stinking cute! I am 100% following!! You look amazing btw! ~

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  43. I'm following them!! I need that bow dress!

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  44. Your glowing mamma!
    I love that Beau picked out those clothes all on his own! How sweet is that? Hello keeper for life :)
    Baby moon? Hello fun!

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  45. I follow them!! LOVE the dress!

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  46. Love this dress on you and I agree we need it in baby girl size!
    I follow via @shopperfectlyjenn

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  47. I just followed! Love the dress and would be perfect in the Virginia heat and humidity during summer!

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  48. Love that Dress! Followed them! :)

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  49. Following! Obsessed with this dress!

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  50. Following & just had to sign up for their newsletter as well!

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  51. What a stunning pic of you! Love the dress! I follow Oakleigh Rose on IG!

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  52. You look Great! I followed on IG. @mistyloulou

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  53. 1. I am following! @breeellen13
    2. You look fantastic!!!!

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  54. I love that cute little dress! I am following Oakleigh Rose on IG (kara_bara_lemon_squara)

    Thanks!

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  55. So cute! I'm following (MrsHoward09) :)

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  56. I'm following! This dress rocks my socks... You look adorable in it!

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  57. Following Oakleigh (dcroninx)! :) Ooh and I love that dress!

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  58. I need this dress Steph. Like now ;-)

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