Monday, June 24, 2013

I'm pregnant! And a few recent photos...

I am excited to announce that I am pregnant with baby #2! We are excited for this new chapter in our family's life.  I found out back in April when I noticed I missed my cycle by a week.  I had Alex stop by and pick up a few pregnancy tests because I was pretty sure I was.  It's funny how the second time around, I noticed the symptoms almost right away.  Of course, it was still a shock.  We have been talking about having another child in the near future, just didn't realize how fast it would happen.  We are ready though, can't wait to see Masha with her little brother or sister. 
I'm finally starting to feel like myself again.  Still, I have moments of nausea, but I'm hoping it all passes soon.  I had pretty intense fatigue as well, and it definitely is harder taking care of a toddler and being pregnant.  I'm thankful for my husband and parents for helping out.  It makes it much easier with support.  I remember for a couple weeks, I couldn't even step into my kitchen because of my increased sense of smell.  I would start washing the dishes and run to the bathroom :( Thank goodness that is over.  My energy is picking up and I'm hoping to document my growing baby bump. 
Here are a few photos from last couple weeks. 
16 weeks preggo.  I'm showing much earlier this time around.  Talking to friends and family, I guess this is normal.  What was your experience?
Love dressing up my baby bump.  I am mostly wearing non maternity clothing like maxi dresses and shorts with loose tops or fitted tanks.
Blossom & Honey Silk Dress (sold out) This is a newer brand, reminds me of Presley Skye dressesSimilar here, Love this one!
Visited Tennessee this past week.  I'm in love with the beautiful landscapes and all the Green!
15 weeks preggo
Green top via Nordstrom (sold out) Loving this one! Cute alternative too
Spense Maxi dress (sold out), Same brand different styles 1, 2, 3
I love this brand for their maxi dresses! If you live in Florida check out Stein Mart.  You will love the huge selection of dresses and they always have amazing sales.
13 weeks preggo
Wedges (sold out) Love this!
Turquoise Necklace, Similar Here
The smell of flowers after the rain.  Can't believe how fast she is growing!
Gap Lace Top (sold out), Same Color
Gap Pants (sold out) Similar here, and here
Gap Bow, Similar here
Love this photo of my hubs and brother in law.   How huge is that fish!?  Was so yummy too :))
Matching Swimsuits I picked up for Masha and I.
Gorgeous blooming tree outside our home.  Masha singing "Ring around the Rosie". 
Masha at the petting zoo in TN.  Poor cat didn't know what was coming lol!
 If you have a chance to stop by Gatlinburg, TN, check out the Deer Farm Exotic Petting Zoo.  They also have pony rides.  Masha had WAY too much fun exploring. 
I can't believe I have been blogging for over a year now! Thanks so much for reading and following my journey!
Till Next Time.
Stay Lovely,


  1. Congrats!!! :) You look stunning and your hair is absolutely amazing!

  2. Wow congratulations!!! How exciting to add to your beautiful family!


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