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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

21/22 Week Bumpdate and the CUTEST PinkBlush Maternity Dress

I am OBSESSED with this Pinkblush dress! I keep singing over and over again, "I just can't get enough...I just can't get enough"...#80spopforthewin. PinkBlush Maternity makes such cute maternity clothes, and I literally want everything on their site! I wore this maternity dress to work and I have literally never received so many compliments in a single day! When you feel good about what you're wearing, the day can't be bad. 

I have so many adorable PinkBlush outfits to share with you in the next few weeks. I love that this dress can grow with my bump, so I will be wearing it all summer long! PinkBlush isn't your average Maternity Boutique, they have something for every.single.style. (Even for you ladies who aren't expecting!) I've been eyeing this Maternity Maxi Dress as the perfect transition piece when the weather isn't so warm at the end of Summer. I'm also all about the tunic lately (anything that gives me room to grow!) and this peach tunic has me swooning. :)

Okay, onto the 21/22 week update! I can't believe how fast this is all flying by. Now that we're in July, this officially marks the last month in the 2nd trimester. I'm totally doing a little happy dance.

How far along? 22 weeks!

Total weight gain: SEVEN pounds! I couldn't believe it when I went to my last appointment. Safe to say, baby is officially growing :) They moved my due date back to the end of October because he is measuring big, (1.08 pounds!) but i'm not getting my hopes up for an early arrival. I want him to cook as long as possible!

Maternity clothes? Um, YES! And obsessing over PinkBlush Maternity, obviously ;)

Stretch marks? none on my belly, but I was noticing a few on my hips, they're barely noticeable but definitely there!

Sleep: Last week I finally caved and bought a snoogle, and sleep has been heavenly. I couldn't decide between the snoogle and the bumpnest, but they are made of the same materials and the snoogle is half the price, so I was sold!

Best moment this week: Seeing our little man healthy as can be. There is footage in the video below of him shaking his little baby booty for us and I just died! It was so relieving to know he is right on target and healthy as can be. This pregnancy business really wears on my nerves!

Miss Anything? I really don't miss anything. I was just telling Jake earlier in the week that I want ALL the babies and I already can't wait to be pregnant again,  because i'm just so in love already! He quickly reminded me how I already forgot about how rough those first 18 weeks were ;)

Movement: This week I think i've felt him move less, but definietly stronger each time I do feel him. I talk about it a little in my Vlog, but we still have a long way to go and I already feel like he is running out of room in there. Or maybe he is growing up instead of out, because the smallest meal makes me feel like i'm going to EXPLODE! I would love if my organs can make a little room for him! However, last weekend hiccups started and those feel pretty silly.

Food cravings: Nothing specifically, just everything in sight. I am really craving sweets lately, like decadent, awful for you, smores, cinnamon rolls, and cake. We don't keep that stuff in the house or else i'd gain a lot more than the recommended pound a week ;)

Anything making you queasy or sick: Still really grossed out by garlic and melted cheese. I did eat a slice of pizza last weekend but it was only because it was my only option for dinner at a friends house, and it was gross.

Gender: Little baby boy :)

Labor Signs: Braxton Hicks have been really infrequent the last 2 weeks. I've been drinking about a gallon of water a day, and I think that is really helping. No labor signs, thankfully! This guy has a while longer to cook!

Symptoms: Feeling really full and uncomfortable all of the time. Super short of breath also. I'm pretty certain he is putting pressure on my stomach/lungs which is why it's been so uncomfortable lately. But other than that, nothing, and i'm so grateful to feel so good!

Belly Button in or out? Hanging on to her last days as an innie. Almost popped all the way out!

Wedding rings on or off? on

Happy or Moody most of the time: So happy I could cry. I do sometimes just because I can't believe this is real life. also, #hormones. I always start the day with my devotions and every morning it feels like the same exact prayer. I'm just so thankful for this healthy pregnancy. It's not lost on me how many women struggle so long to conceive, or are unable to carry a healthy pregnancy to term, and I just feel overwhelmed sometimes that we've been able to. I feel really thankful for that every single day, and it makes any kind of moody feeling disappear!

Looking forward to: FOURTH OF JULY WEEK! Seriously, this Holiday is a bigger deal in my family than Christmas. We go all out. Our BFF's arrive in town Friday to celebrate the holiday weekend with us, and my cousins and Aunt and Uncle arrive from San Diego tomorrow for a FULL WEEK of sunshine, s'mores, and cocktails. #mocktailspartyof1

I was going through my phone looking for some bump selfies i've taken this week and there weren't many. So I had to share this cute little one of my favorite not-so-little guy napping on the little guy in my belly. 

And the bump is looking LARGE AND IN CHARGE in my favorite PinkBlush denim! I'm wearing these jeans today and my legs have never been so happy!

I love sharing this journey with you, and i'm so happy to have the support of such an awesome blogging community. :) I ramble for way too long in the Vlog below, but you get a little peak and some baby finds we picked up this week, and you can come into the ultrasound room with us to watch our Sawyer wiggling around!

If you've missed any of my pregnancy updates, you can find them all HERE!

Until Next Time,
xo Kylie

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Updates Around Our Home

The problem with taking an entire unplanned week off blogging (and really just blogging so sporadically in general lately) is that I end up with a post like today's. So many words, so little time.  You see, life has hit us hard lately, and not in a bad way. Between pregnancy, home updates, full time jobs, and trying to have some lake time this summer, I can hardly keep up with which day of the week it is. 

When we purchased our home in March of 2013, it was an exceptionally affordable, brand new build house that they were just putting the finishing touches on, and being young, poor, first time home buyers, we had no plans to ask for any upgrades. We planned to change things over time, and so we had 3 things we wanted to complete within the first year, (as in, by March 2014.) We wanted to install hardwood (or laminate) flooring in the main living space, as well as our master bedroom. We wanted to have a fence installed around our property, and we wanted gutters so our planters would stop drowning every time we had a rainstorm, which in Arkansas, seems to be every other day. 

Fast forward to March 2015, and we're finally checking the last box on our first year list. Now at the end of June the floors, ARE  FINALLY DONE! And I can't even express what a miracle this feels like! Jake worked, so,so, SO hard to complete them, and I can't stop sliding around Risky Business style enjoying every moment!

I need to make it clear, this is not a reveal post. 

If it were a reveal post, I might have put our shoes back in the closet, or moved Axl's dog bed to another space. We revealed our master bedroom way back in January, (has it seriously been 6 months?!) and I said there were a few things I still had yet to check the  box on in the room. One being the floors, two being painting our cream trim white. Both have been done thanks to my hardworkin' baby daddy, and now i'm itching to change some furniture around (like our jankity headboard that still causes me eyesores) and find the perfect rug. The money spending never stops, much to the chagrin of my husband ;)

Axl is struggling through his adjustment to the new floors. A lot of changes have happened in this little guys life as of late. First of all, he slips and slides all over the place. Secondly, mom and dad have kicked him out of their bed in preparation for the new baby, and he has taken up permanent residence on the dog bed that floats around our home. It's tough being a beagle, ya'll.

We kept carpet in our guest room/office, as well as in our Son's room to keep at least some rooms soft and plush under our toesies. I also didn't clean up the dusty footprints before taking these pictures.#notarevealremember?

The living room was the real project in this whole ordeal. It took us Jake almost 2 months just to complete this room alone. Between the endless cream trim he painted, and the weird angles around the room, it truly felt like it would never end. But alas, we finally have a functioning living space again!

I need to repeat that this is not a reveal. If it was, I would have ironed the newly bleached couch cover, or fluffed the curtains. We are slowly making our way through the house, updating/decorating/and changing what we like and don't like. And it truly takes so much time. But to see how far it's come since we moved in puts a little cheesy grin on my face.

This man deserved all the corona and lime after he completed this beast of a project!

The living room still has a long way to go before her formal reintroduction. This little entry could use some styling, along with a nice fluffy rug in the doorway. 

Although she has received her new coat of fresh bright white paint, I really need to redecorate the mantle, and we'd love to re-tile the fireplace as well. All in good time! I'm learning that it is a marathon not a sprint. Living with a space and taking your time making decisions is the best thing you can do for your home. It will always be evolving, and at least in our house, no room will ever be truly "complete", but if decorating is your jam like it is mine, that is where the fun is at.

We've yet to officially decide on a coffee table or ottoman. I did find a coffee table I absolutely loved the other day, but i'm almost thinking a nice plush ottoman might fit better in the small space. What do you guys think? We've been looking for months, and i'm trying not to settle on any one thing, but I know Jake really misses having somewhere to rest his feet. (Especially after all his carpentry lately)

Lots of changes will be happening in this space that we spend 99% of our time in the next few weeks, and i'll be sharing all the steps along the way! I would love to see a plush comfy chair to the left of the couch, redo our gallery wall, update the mantel and find some long pretty curtains that tie the neutral room together. Perhaps next time you see this view, i'll actually iron out the couch cover ;)

Thank you so much for following along! For any of you curious about pregnancy updates, my 21/22 week update (including footage from our magical anatomy scan) will be up tomorrow! I can honestly say i'm feeling amazing at this part in pregnancy, except for a few embarrassing, baby-growing side effects, but to keep from rambling, i'll save the good stuff for tomorrow!

Until Next Time,
xo Kylie

Friday, June 19, 2015

Baby Mama

Jeans: Sun & Shadow, out of stock online, similar here // Baby Mama Tee: Etsy (gifted!) // Metallic Wedges: SO old, but loving these similar gold beauties! // Bag: Kate Spade. Dying over this, on sale! // Necklace: Perry Street c/o Rocksbox

Earlier in the week I couldn't stop talking about how I was crushing it this week! I felt so proud to have 3 whole blog posts ready to go live after far too many weeks of nothing. Well here it is late in the day and i'm finally remembering to post "publish" on this little number I wore last weekend! Not so on top of life after all.

My best gal-pal Bree, (see her wedding HERE!) sent me this shirt literally RIGHT after we told her of my positive pee-stick When I first tried it on, I was swimming in it, but now that this little man is growing, i'm finding it's my favorite shirt in the entire closet! It's so soft and roomy for my belly to grow. Perfect with a pair of denim for a day of errands.

Speaking of denim, I am exclusively in Maternity pants, except these! I sized up when I bought them a few months ago hoping it would make room for my growing bump and they've been perfect.

I mentioned it on Wednesday but I can't get enough of this necklace. I wore it my entire trip to San Francisco earlier in the week (didn't puke on the plane #winning) and again today! It's so darn cute! Rocksbox sends the prettiest jewels every few weeks to my door step and it's my favorite service ever. I want you to love it as much as I do, so if you use code kyliexoxo you can try it for totally, completely, 100 perfect FREE! One whole month of as many jewels as you can imagine. The best part is, it's not a monthly box. When you're done with this set, send it back and within just a few days you'll have an entirely new collection. If you use my code above, you'll also receive 25 dollars in shine spend, that is 25 dollars of even MORE free jewelry? Talk about Happy Friday!

I hope you all have the best weekend, i'm planting my big pregnant booty in the lake and not getting out until Sunday!

Until Next Time,
xo Kylie