Monday, February 28, 2011

be still my heart

this may be the most adorable thing i have ever seen in my whole entire life.

i think i'm sold on this hat (okay the precious baby really doesn't hurt either), but her entire collection is beautiful.

visit Karenisa's etsy shop here.


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Two for Fitness Maternity tops

i'm slightly obsessed. really.

i also want to say even if you're not pregnant these tank tops are still awesome and i'll wear them even after my pregnancy.

the company is called For Two Fitness and you can find them here.

they don't ride up and they hug in just a way that flatters your figure (didn't think that was possible with this gut). i was having a problem with my other workout tops becoming too short and riding up, not cute.

i have the turquoise and grey (just in plain no writing) and am going to order the red one later this week. TOO CUTE and a must have for active pregnant women (or ladies that just appreciate a good fit).

tank in action (just going to the grocery store not even working out- i love these things that much):

**WHY are these photos so awkward to take? when other people do it they look cute? i'm missing something!**

after looking at these i realize i had better bid adieu to my waist line, or what i have left of it!


Thursday, February 24, 2011

It's a...

i'm tickled pink to announce...

we are absolutely over the moon in love.

i must admit we are cheaters and found out at about 15 weeks. d was going to be gone for the 20 week appointment (when most parents find out the gender) and i wanted him to see the baby at least once on ultrasound.

throughout the 1st trimester i had 3 baby dreams, 2 in which baby H was a girl and once baby H was a boy. growing up i had always thought i'd have a boy and 2 girls, so i automatically thought this baby would be a boy. we had picked out a boy name- jack- even before we were engaged. however, the girl name we had picked out- olivia- just didn't feel right for this baby... further convincing me that this was a boy.

well a week before our ultrasound i started seeing baby girls everywhere. i texted my mom early that week and told her "i have baby girl fever!" still, when the tech told us we had a little baby girl in there my heart stopped beating, it all of a sudden had an identity and was OUR little girl. an amazing feeling.


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

17 weeks!

oops. looks like i missed 16 weeks? i'll get better i promise. to be honest not too much has changed.

also, you'd think i'd be smart and use our new canon rebel to take belly pictures. will try to remember that for next week! for now a fuzzy iphone shot...

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 17 weeks

Total Weight Gain: up 2 pounds

Maternity Clothes: i did buy some AMAZING maternity tanks i'll be reviewing this week but other than that no

Movement: WE HAVE MOVEMENT! i thought i felt him/her a few times this weekend but then yesterday i definitely felt movement. especially after i drank a glass of cold water, felt like someone was lightly dancing inside my belly! on my runs yesterday and today it was really odd- i could feel exactly where she was the entire time, kind of felt like a light pressure (no pain) but when i came home i used the doppler and sure enough she was on the left side like i had thought. what a wonderful feeling

Sleep: eh alright, still waking up a few times to use the restroom, and i definitely don't sleep like a log as i previously did

Symptoms: nothing really

Cravings: i have been STARVING the past few days. i think it might be my weight gain trying to catch up with me. i'm embarrassed/proud to admit i ate almost an entire medium pizza last night. all to myself.

Emotions: still thrilled. so happy my emotional roller coaster is on pause for now because for a few weeks i was absolutely crazy hormonal

Best Moment of the Week: feeling the baby move!


Monday, February 21, 2011

recaps from a wonderful 8 days

one of my dear dear friends kristin came out to visit this past week with her boyfriend tim. it came at just the right time- i had hit the 4 month mark and was ready to spill the baby h beans & was getting a little homesick for my friends back in co.

we had an AMAZING time and packed as much as we could into 8 days.

a few highlights:

{first day they were here- at the sandbar in kaneohe bay}

{hanauma bay- this cracks me up bc tim is so tall we look mini size}

{the one night d didn't have to work- pupus and cocktails (water for me) in waikiki}

{kristins reaction to the wonderful dole whip at the dole pineapple plantation}

{my favorite bakery/sandwich shop on the north shore}

{shark diving on the north shore}

i must get going i've got a skype date with a friend working for the peace corps halfway across the world (literally- she's in albania).

happy monday to all :)


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Belly pics!

before announcing baby h i kept track of belly progression, but until now i haven't been able to tell a big difference- besides feeling chunky.

but for all interested here they are!

6 weeks pregnant belly shot

12 weeks pregnant belly shot

13 weeks pregnant belly shot

14 weeks pregnant belly shot


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

15 weeks

a teeny bit late on this...16 weeks will be up soon!

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 15 weeks

Total Weight Gain: No gain/loss (yet!)

Maternity Clothes: not yet, i have picked up some maternity shorts from target but i'm not big enough to wear them yet

Movement: nothing yet!

Sleep: not too bad, my sleep schedule is ridiculous- i will fall asleep around 9 and wake up at 6 and cant seem to get back to sleep

Symptoms: since the 11th week i've felt A LOT better, no symptoms to speak of now besides a round belly

Cravings: nothing specific, but i've been filling up on a lot of green monster smoothies & fruit

Emotions: thrilled! we're having a baby :)

Best Moment of the Week: we finally told our friends this week!


Monday, February 14, 2011

Baby H

a few weeks before thanksgiving i just wasn't feeling right.

unbelievably tired, busting out of my bras, cranky & hungry.

turns out...

Baby H has decided to make his/her appearance a little sooner than we were planning :)

tentative due date is August 1, 2011! meaning i'm at about 16 weeks right now. mama and baby are doing wonderful.

{baby H at 6 weeks}

{after another ultrasound at 11 weeks (no pic sad day) baby H looked exactly like a gummy bear. which led to a gummy bear binge for me...}

we're both absolutely thrilled & feel very blessed. i'm feeling great, still exercising 5 days and week and trying my best to stay healthy. i do have a few belly pics but really i'm not showing yet. i haven't gained any weight but it looks like i'm forming a mini beer belly.

all thoughts and prayers would be greatly appreciated! i'm turning into my mother and worrying about every little thing! i'm working on taking each day as it comes and being thankful for each day i get to experience this wonderful journey!


Sunday, February 6, 2011

adorable wine etsy find

2 of my favorite things: wine & etsy.

isn't this adorable? i'm ordering one soon in jungle shade for our kitchen!

happy superbowl sunday ladies :) d is out to sea so i've been catching up on Skype dates all morning and baking chocolate muffins (d's favorite).

THANK you CMae for alerting me the link was wrong! is should be fixed now but since i'm computer challenged the sellers name is ohlouisedesigns!