These are my Confessions…

Is everyone singing Usher now after reading that title? I sure am!!

It’s been a while since I’ve shared some random thoughts on this little space so thought, why not?! Full disclaimer: I don’t have any pictures in this post – I know posts like that are boring but you’re going to have to just deal with it today!

Also.. can we talk about the weather for a minute?! So we all complain when it’s cold here.. which it is 9 months out of the year! Then we complain it’s too hot – I’m looking at you, 90+ degree days (which I used to love!!) and now its back to highs of 70 today! Like what is the deal, Mother Nature?! Want to make sure we’re still on our game here or what?

Just a little tangent, as usual 🤣 onto those “thought provoking” thoughts:

  • I keep seeing everyone on Facebook advertising for the L’ange curling irons and straighteners.. Like the company is just giving them away. If that’s the case, I’ll take one over here!! 🤣
  • Drinking 90 ounces of water (what the doc recommended while pregnant) is near impossible. I swear I am lucky to get up to 75! I’m working on it! And please don’t recommend adding flavor to my water.. it’s not the taste that I don’t like, im just not THAT thirsty all day!
  • Leinie is obsessed with #allthingsbaby and can’t get enough of Baby Gs closet with all his/her stuff in it! I couldn’t find her last night and there she was.. laying in the closet after trying to snuggle everything Baby! She’s going to be the crazy pup IN the baby swing with the baby 🤣
  • I went to Hobby Lobby the other day and they sure have all their fall and some Christmas stuff out and honestly.. I’m not mad about it! I can’t wait to start decorating for fall in September!
  • I hate going into a public bathroom when there is a line.. I mean, I want to pick my own stall out, not just go to the next available. And usually I’m stuck with the one closest to the door (that i swear people can see into on the sides of the door) that needs to be cleaned up a little. Not a fan!
  • I really can’t wait for Pumpkin Spice (decaf) Lattes! Like really can’t wait!
  • I started my Christmas shopping (yes I’m THAT person) and now I want to cross more people off my list! Hint hint family.. give me your ideas now, 5 months in advance 🤣 I figure with Baby coming anytime around then, I’ll be really happy I started so early when the time comes!
  • It’s still unbelievable and crazy to me that we’re going to have a BABY this year!!
  • I swear, I have 50 scarves and never barely wear any! Yes, it’s summer I get that but I’m talking fall, winter, spring… but somehow I still always think I need more when I see them. Don’t you ever see the cutest scarf and just need it?! Even if you only wear it once or twice…. I feel like I already shared this thought with you a while back but #pregnancybrain I don’t feel as bad though because I just purged my closet in the office where Baby Gs nursery will be 🙂
  • My Lilly Pulitzer dresses officially don’t fit too well. I tried a few of my cute tank dresses on this week and with my bump, the dresses ride up so high in the front. Not cute! So then I’m struggling with the Lilly Sale coming up in a few weeks.. like do I order a few things for next year and hope I lose the weight or… do I not buy anything?! Omg I can’t NOT buy anything! #firstworldproblems If only I knew if Baby G was a girl…. 😬 #thestruggleisreal 🤣

Well.. that’s all folks! At least for this random Thursday!

Have a good one!

  • Kristi
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    Weekend rewind!

    Whew, I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve shared about our weekends around these parts so figured you’d all be dying to hear what we did! 🤣 also… how is it Monday already?!

    I mentioned on Friday, but we headed down to Madison this weekend to visit my family as well as celebrate my Aunt and Uncles retirement! Logan and my Dad folded on Friday while I visited/had lunch with my aunts and cousins! I even got to spend a small amount of time with my Grandma which is always treasured time!

    My cousin and his family flew in from New York and we just LOVE seeing them! We both happen to be pregnant at the same time (only 3 weeks apart!) so it was fun comparing and asking for #allthetips! Shes getting ready for Baby number 2!

    We headed out for the surprise retirement party later that night and it was such a great time! I just love seeing all my cousins (and their wives!! Love them all!) and catching up.

    It was a low key celebration which ended up being perfect!

    This picture reminds me of the last time I was in Madison celebrating another thing..

    When we went out on the town to celebrate Johanna before the wedding! So much fun!

    Saturday, we had a lazy morning before heading down to the Farmers Market downtown!

    We met up with my Aunts for a short time again before heading back to my Dads to grill out and relax for the night!

    It’s funny, I used to love being busy busy busy when I was younger but sitting out on the porch with some apps and chatting (there’s clearly a theme, right?! 🤣) is what I really love nowadays! Being pregnant and exhausted 24/7 plays a part I’m sure 😉

    We headed back home on Sunday, ran a few errands and got ready for the week! I’m already looking forward to the next visit – which will be celebrating Baby G! So excited!

    What did you do this weekend? Laid low or crazy busy?! Also.. I started registering for Baby and I need #allthehelp so if you could tell me your MUST HAVE Baby items, I would totally appreciate it!

    Kristi

    Friday Favorites!

    I planned 3 different posts this week and somehow this is the only one I’m finally publishing! Ooph! Get ready for a few next week then 🙂

    I’m writing this on our drive down to Madison for a quick weekend! We don’t get down here very often but we’re excited to see all of my family!!

    I thought I’d share a few favorites from the last few weeks! Some are products, some are updated and some are things I’ve been doing!

    {one}

    These girls…

    I finally had dinner with these sweet girls last week and it was so nice to see them!! I hadn’t seen Natalie since my cookie exchange (yes, in December!) and Jess since April so it was so much fun catching up before Natalie’s big day next month! I’m looking forward to hopefully doing these monthly!

    Also, if you’re in Minneapolis… Young Joni’a was legit really good! Definitely recommend it!

    {two}

    I had my 16 week check up last week and also had a fall this past weekend (I’m ok, don’t worry!) so I got to hear Baby Gs heartbeat twice the last week! We also got good results from one of our tests for Baby so that’s a big plus too!

    I don’t have a pic of Baby so figured I’d share this one from last week!

    {three}

    The Nordstrom sale… its always a favorite of mine but I didn’t share as much about it this year! I started my Christmas shopping and marked a few people off my list, bonus!

    Here’s some of my favorites!

    Great for post baby and breast feeding! I put this one on my Christmas list since Baby will be here around then and I can’t wait to snuggle and be cozy in this!

    This isn’t necessarily part of the sale but i just love it! I loved it pre pregnancy and will love it post pregnancy too! Love outfits like that! My dress in the bump pictures is the same version but long sleeve!

    A fail of the week…

    And really.. I know everyone raved over this sweater but it really ate me up! So this was a definite no…

    Also.. why do bloggers pose like this with sweaters?! It makes the cardigans look super cute but I can’t imagine anyone truly wears it like this out…

    {four}

    This past weekend, we went to the farmers market downtown and it was Logan’s first time! He was shocked with how big it was and how much food there was!

    I made sure to pick up some Cinnamon Roasted Almonds (my favorite!!) amongst a ton of veggies for the weekend! Logan kept saying “we have to bring my parents to this next time they’re in town!”. He was pretty excited and I loved that we did something out of the ordinary!

    That’s it! If you were waiting to shop the Nordstrom sale, go check it out now! It’s open to the public 🙂

    I’ll be back next week with just a few posts! Happy weekend!

    Kristi

    Pregnancy Weeks 14 & 15!

    I can’t believe I’m 16 weeks along already! Time is going fast but so slow at the same time – does that even make sense?! I realized I never hit the “publish” button on these last week so here’s a catch up to now 🙂

    How Far Along? 14 weeks

    Size of Baby:
     A sweet little peach!

    Gender:
     Looks like we won’t know Baby G’s gender until he/she comes out! Some days it’s SO hard not knowing especially with IVF because we could have found out immediately but other days, it’s not so bad looking at gender neutral things!

    Weight Gain: 
    I was up 7 pounds at my 12 week appointment and that’s the last I was weighed!  I’m hoping it doesn’t keep creeping up so quickly since the doctor advised he’d like to see my weight gain between 25-30 (at most) lbs!

    Maternity Clothes:
     I have a pair of maternity leggings and so far, that’s all I’ve tried! My dresses are already coming up a bit from my bump though but hoping I can rock them throughout summer!

    Nursery:
    We haven’t done a whole lot with this part yet!  We do have our crib and a few other things but we need to get our basement finished before we can move our guest bedroom/office out of baby’s nursery!

    Movement:
     Nothing yet!

    Symptoms:
     Some days are better than others with my nausea and I’m realllly hoping it goes away soon indefinitely until Baby G comes! I’m still pretty tired but sometimes feel more of a surge of energy that I thought I’d be feeling in the second trimester 🙂

    Sleep:
     Still tired and as soon as my head hits the pillow at night, I’m out! I do notice that when I roll from side to side (on my back in the middle), I have some straining/stretching which is a little bit uncomfortable but otherwise, sleeping OK!

    Cravings:
     Nothing too in particular… I still want more junk food than healthy food (which is normal for me pre-pregnancy!) but I’ve been trying to be better with eating more fruit/veggies/protein!


    What I Miss:
     I miss a good cold frozen margarita on these hot days! 🙂

    Best Moment This Week:
     Hearing Baby G’s heartbeat!! Gosh, that will never get old! He/She was moving around while we listened and it was so neat to hear it! The Nurse said we have an active one in there 🙂

    Looking Forward To:
     All the pregnancy things! I can’t wait for our next appointment and ultrasound.  I can’t wait to start working on the nursery! I can’t wait to start feeling Baby move… I mean, ALL OF IT!

    How Far Along? 15 weeks

    Size of Baby:
     An orange!

    Gender:
     Still deciding Boy AND Girl names since we won’t know Baby G’s gender until he/she makes their appearance!

    Weight Gain: 
    We’ll see at my appointment next week……. a little nervous about this just because I don’t mind having a belly (mind you, AT ALL) but I’m nervous to go over the recommended weight gain!  I know people go over it a lot but I just want to be as healthy as possible for Baby G!

    Maternity Clothes:
     I finally bit the bullet and went into Motherhood Maternity with Logan and my SIL and bought 2 pairs of sweatpants type shorts and a nursing bra because we were headed to the camper and I wanted to be comfy! The sales lady was a bit aggressive and said to try my pre-pregnancy size in shorts (so I grabbed the smalls) and said the nursing bra was also my t-shirt size…. which is a small…. I sized up in the bra to a medium and seriously?!?! My boobs have gotten SO big that there’s no way that would even work – so if any larger chested Mama’s are out there, what did you use?! I’m up to a size G already and I’m not even half way through…….. Also, the shorts didn’t work. So all went back!

    Nursery: 
    I feel like everyone does this but I really love baby elephants and think we’ll incorporate them somehow into the nursery 🙂 We found the cutest elephant stuffed animal that sang at the Christmas Store and it solidified my thoughts on an elephant warm beige nursery… for now at least!

    Movement:
     Nothing yet…. Hoping it’ll start soon enough since I’m getting almost to half way point! SO excited!

    Symptoms:
     Ugh, the nausea has definitely not subsided this week… With the heat and humidity, it hasn’t helped either.  Praise all you Mama-to-be’s who were 8-9 months pregnant during the summer! I don’t mind the heat at all normally, so it’s weird to get so hot so fast! I also noticed that dairy products have not been good to my tummy lately either.. I’m still drinking milk a few times a day to get that calcium in but man it’s rough! And I love milk!!

    Sleep:
     Can we talk about all the weird pregnancy dreams?!?!? And most don’t even have to do with pregnancy or Baby G! Like Woah…….

    Cravings:
     I’ve been really loving pizza this week 🙂 And breadsticks… all the bread! Make note of my concerns about weight gain above…….

    What I Miss:
     Shopping for clothes! It’s no shock to anyone that I love shopping but lately I haven’t wanted to shop because A) things I used to wear aren’t as cute anymore with my “does she have a bump or is she just larger” belly B) I don’t know how long they’ll fit with my bump increasing in size! Don’t get me wrong, I am SO excited for my belly to get bigger as Baby G grows but I just feel like I’m still in the in between stage so dressing it and being cute is still something I’m trying to tackle.

    Best Moment This Week:
     We spent time with my in-laws during this week(end) and it was so nice!  They live further away so we usually only visit 2-3 times a year so it was nice to spend time with them.

    Looking Forward To:
     My 16 week appointment!  Hoping for a strong heartbeat and good results 🙂 Love this little one of ours already SO MUCH!!

    Friday Favorites – Weekend Recap!

    Last weekend and part of this week was one for the books!  I’m still exhausted from it all.. and I’m sure happy it’s almost the weekend again!

    We headed down to Logan’s Grandma’s camper/cabin for the first time since we’ve been together – almost 9 years!  And let me tell you… it was HOT! I mean… like way over 90 degrees hot! It was nice to see where Logan has so many memories though and I’m sure we’ll be back to visit again – just when it’s not 90 degrees!  I thought I had pictures because I looked in prime condition (ha ha) but I don’t see many on my phone!

    I finally got a chance to visit Kristmas Kringle Shoppe and y’all…. it was THE best!

    I mean… the villages they built along with just about every single tree theme you could imagine!

    I definitely fell in love and will be heading back again before Christmas!

    We went Raspberry picking one morning – and surprisingly, Logan joined us!

    He’s definitely in his prime condition here 🙂

    My MIL made a Raspberry Cheesecake and Raspberry White Chocolate Scones with them all!

    We spent time at the Zoo later that day while Logan golfed with his Dad again.

    And again… it was HOT! I’m not complaining because I certainly don’t enjoy the cold cold days but man, over 90 degrees with all humidity.. brutal!

    We watched some fireworks that night even though it wasn’t the 4th yet but it was terrible!  We were basically on a countryish type road and the mosquitoes were HORRIBLE! My SIL’s, MIL and myself stayed in the truck but not before 5000+ mosquitoes got inside! Ugh!

    We went to the parade the next morning and again.. the theme of the trip was clearly HOT because it was bad! My SIL and I sat in the shade away from the parade because she forgot her sunscreen (whoops!) and somehow, I forgot to put on deodorant before we left (TMI, I know).

    Such a good time and fun-filled but now I’m ready for a weekend at home with NO plans! What are you doing this weekend?! Any fun plans or laying low like us?

     aKristi