Getting Close

Hello everyone! I know that my last post wasn’t that long ago, but I thought I should do a post before I go dark for a while.  Hopefully I’ll be delivering soon!  Fingers crossed that it’s in the next day or two, because I am so tired of being pregnant.  I loved my pregnancy for the majority of it, but the end of this trimester has been very taxing with the back pain, the swollen feet, the trouble walking because of my loose limbs, etc.

I’ve been preparing for her arrival this week by finishing up my last few thank you cards, washing all her little clothes, packing up hospital bags, and setting up the bedroom we’ll be sharing for the first few months of her life.  Today I started putting all her clothes, blankets, towels, and toys away in the closet.

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There’s a lot more that will be going in there, but for now this is our setup. My mom got the little bins last week and some of them have her clothes in them, some have burp cloths/receiving blankets, and the big gray one on the bottom right (hidden behind the bag with the giraffe toys) is all blankets.  She has so many handmade blankets already!  In addition to the one I knitted that’s featured in my last post, Baby Knitting Part 2, she has 4 handmade quilts made by our loving friends and family.

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Here’s a shot of her bassinet-I know that she can’t have blankets or toys with her when she’s actually sleeping there, but the bare sheet looked kind of sad to me so I added her knitted blanket, Rabbit, and the elephant security blanket.  I love that little elephant so much.  It was the first thing that I put on my registry, and we got it as a gift at my last baby shower in December.  I hope the baby loves it just as much as I do!

The next time I post will probably be after the birth and will hopefully cover my labor and delivery journey.  I got a new camera for Christmas, and I’m hoping that we’ll have some video of us in the hospital (not the actual labor of course), and bringing her home that I can add to the post.  Until next time!

 

 

Baby Knitting Part 2

Hello everyone! Sorry for my long absence. I moved back home and I’ve been so busy preparing for the baby to arrive! I’m 38 weeks pregnant now, and I’m really looking forward to not being pregnant anymore.

Since getting home I’ve finished a lot of the knitting projects I wanted to accomplish before the birth. I made a post about the first round of finished baby projects, which can be found here.

The orange hat, booties, and mitten set that I knitted has a matching sweater, the V for Vivi sweater.

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This is the first sweater I’ve ever made, and it was so fun and fast to knit! It was knit top down which I think is what made it so easy. No seams to sew up! The hat is the Garter Flap Ear Hat, the mittens are the Baby Mitts, and the booties are the Gansey Booties. Making a matching set like this was at the top of my list for baby knitting when I found out I was pregnant, and I’m really happy with how it turned out.

I also made a hat, booties, and mittens set in Cascade 220.

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The mittens and booties are the same patterns as the ones from the first set, but the hat is the Tiny New Baby Hat.

I also made a third hat, out of the leftover yarn from the pants I knitted that are featured in my first baby knitting post.

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This is the Baby Bear Hat.

I also made the Chevron Baby Blanket. This was made with 5 different colors of Sugar & Cream 100% cotton yarn.

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I loved making this blanket.  The zigzag pattern is so cool and looks complicated even though the pattern is only 2 rows repeated over and over.  This blanket only took me a week due to the simple pattern, but it was still interesting to knit because of all the different colors.  I guess I’m easily entertained, because every time I got to change colors I would get so excited.  I got two balls of each color, and I had enough left over that I needed to do something with it, so I decided to knit washcloths.

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These are Grandmother’s Favorite Dishcloth, aka the classic knitted washcloth pattern.  I made one in each of the blanket colors, and I’m really happy with them.  I always find that knitted washcloths are the best washcloths. They’re thick and they last a long time.

The last thing I have to show is actually the first thing I finished knitting way back in June; however I only embroidered the face today.

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I didn’t have any black embroidery floss in Chicago, so I waited until getting home to finally finish Rabbit. This pattern suggests using a tennis ball in as the stuffing for the body, but I just used fiber fill because I wanted him to be cuddly and squishy.  This was really fun and fast knit.

Now that I’m done with all the baby knitting, I feel ready for the baby to arrive!  That probably sounds silly, since there are probably a million other things I need to prepare and am forgetting about, but I was really worried that I wouldn’t be able to get all the knitting finished because of school. I’ve always wanted to have a lot of hand knit items for my kids when I had them, and I’m really pleased with the amount of knitting I was able to do.  The next time I post will probably be a recap of my labor and delivery experience, so stay tuned for that!

 

Baby Shower #1

Hello everyone! First of all, I’m sorry about my long absence! After Thanksgiving break, I had my last week of school followed by my exam week, and I was so busy with all the final projects and last minute assignments and final papers. My last two weeks of school went very well, and I’m back home in St. Louis now! It still doesn’t seem real that school is over, and I actually keep thinking that I’m going to have to go back in a few weeks. Instead, in a few weeks I will be giving birth. (!!!) I’m 35 weeks today so it’s getting really close!

Over Thanksgiving break, my lovely friends threw me my first baby shower! My friend Lizzie and her mom hosted it and they did such an amazing job. Bryan was able to come into town for Thanksgiving with me, so he got to attend this baby shower which made the whole experience even more special.

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These three women are my best friends. On the far left is Lizzie, who hosted the baby shower, then Amanda, then me, and then Kathryn.  Amanda and I have been friends since preschool, and we met Lizzie and Kathryn in high school.

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Lizzie had a really delicious spread at the party.  There were 3 different kinds of cupcakes and I had one of each. But I also ate a lot of the fruit, so I think it balances out.

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This picture is from one of the games we played. We had to drink an ounce of apple juice from a bottle as fast as we could. It was really difficult! Bryan ended up winning, beating Amanda by 1 second. Amanda made sure to contest this very slim margin, but the judges declared Bryan the winner in the end. We also played “My Water Broke” the game with the little baby figurines frozen in ice cubes, and a baby food tasting game. It was really fun, and luckily Lizzie heeded my one request for the baby shower and I was not forced to play the candy bars melted into diapers game.

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More high school friends! Amanda, Lizzie, me, Harry, Tim, and Kathryn. We were missing a few friends, but hopefully they’ll show up in blog posts soon.

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And then one with the significant others :). Thomas, Amanda’s boyfriend is on the end, and then of course that’s Bryan next to me.

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Here comes an endless amount of opening presents pictures. This one is of us opening a teething ring from my Aunt Terri. It also shows off the high heeled boots I wore. I spent most of the time sitting down so they didn’t hurt my feet too bad, but I broke the zipper on one of them trying to put them on my swollen feet! Luckily my cousin Haley was there and she managed to zip it up. I wore these boots with my maternity dress from Target and some gray tights which I also got at Target. I think the cardigan is actually from Target as well, but it’s older so I’m not sure.

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Us opening up a beautiful handmade quilt from Lizzie’s aunt.

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This picture makes me laugh because I thought the inside of the card was blank and Haley had to show me how to open it. Very embarrassing, but I think we can attribute it to pregnancy brain.

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An adorable sleeper from Tim’s mom.

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Another picture that makes me laugh-I think I was very excited about the book we had just gotten.

We had such a lovely time at our baby shower and we’re so grateful to everyone who came and celebrated with us! We are especially thankful to Lizzie and her mom for hosting.

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My next baby shower is going to be thrown by Haley and Lily, my wonderful cousins, so stay tuned for that post!

Thanksgiving OOTD

Today was Thanksgiving and I have so much to be thankful for! Bryan got Black Friday off of work so we were able to come home to St. Louis for the holiday. We’re having such an amazing time seeing family and friends and eating all the food graciously prepared by my mom. She is the best cook ever, and we had an amazing Thanksgiving feast.  I might have had four slices of pie…but we don’t need to talk about that.

Today I wore a sweater dress from Target. I bought this sweater dress while pregnant but it’s not a maternity dress. When I saw it on the rack, I tried it on because I thought it looked stretchy enough to accommodate a pregnant belly, and luckily it was!

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I wore it with these gray tights that I also got at Target.  They’re really comfortable and don’t have a control top, which I’ve come to love. I don’t think I’ll be returning to my control top tights once the baby is born.

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I had to wear my combat boots with this outfit. I was planning on wearing another pair of boots, but I couldn’t get them on because my feet were too swollen. I feel pretty lucky, though, because my feet have only started swelling like this in the past week, and I know that other pregnant women experience that symptom far earlier than 32 weeks.

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Bryan and I finally took a picture together for the blog! Please ignore the painting of St. Anthony holding baby Jesus. It’s a little creepy but it belonged to my dad’s grandmother so it gets prominently displayed :).

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I’m so happy to be home with my family, my friends, and the love of my life. Bryan and I hope you all had a wonderful time relaxing with family and friends this holiday.

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We’re having our first baby shower tomorrow, so there should be a post coming up about that soon!

 

Baby Knitting

I’ve been knitting since I was about 12, when I taught myself the knit stitch out of a book.  For the first few years of my knitting career, I knitted exclusively through the back loop, and didn’t know about knitting through the front loop until I was confronted with the knitting direction of kfb (knit in front and back of stitch) in a pattern I was working on.  Since then, I’ve gotten a little bit better. With a baby on the way, I’ve been inspired to knit.  Baby knitting is so much fun because it’s all adorable and tiny, which makes the knitting so much faster.

I finished the Garter Ear Flap Hat by Purl Soho, which is available on Ravelry.

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This hat was so much fun to make! The short rows for the ear flaps were really fun (that makes me sound so lame, but they really were.)  I knit this pattern in the baby size, but there are directions for sizes up to Adult Large, so there might be matching mommy and daddy hats coming up as well!

To go with the hat, I made the Gansey Booties and a pair of Baby Mitts, both patterns found on Ravelry.

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These Gansey booties are so cute and fun to make. They also have really fun short rows which form the top of the bootie.  I’ve already cast on a second pair of these in a turquoise yarn.  The baby mitts are precious and I finished this pair in one day.  Baby knitting is the best.

Finally, I made these Kanoko Pants.

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These pants are probably the cutest things I have ever knitted.  I love the seed stitch panels and the drawstring waist. I made it in the 3-9 month size, because I think she’ll get the most use out of them during those months as it will be winter.  I have a ball of yarn left over from these, and I want to make the Baby Bear Hat out of it.

I’m headed home for Thanksgiving soon, so there should be quite a few posts coming up in the next week!  I plan on getting more knitting done while I’m home, and my friends are throwing my first baby shower the day after Thanksgiving!

My Struggle with Maternity Pants

So I post a lot about my maternity clothes on this blog, and for the most part I love all of them.  But one type of maternity clothes I can’t seem to gel with is maternity pants.

I have purchased 3 pairs of maternity pants so far.  The first is a pair of maternity leggings from the Liz Lange maternity line.  I bought these in my first trimester and when I first bought them they were (understandably) really big in the waist.  I just assumed I’d grow into them.  Well, I have, but I’m still not pleased with them.

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These pictures are of me wearing the leggings during my second trimester (I’m probably about 5 1/2 months here) with a gray cowl neck sweater I got from Old Navy maternity (an item of clothing that I love).  The reason I don’t like these leggings is two fold.  The first is that they don’t have a full panel, so they sit below my bump so I’m constantly having to pull them up.  The second is that the material is very stiff.  As in, it’s-uncomfortable-to-bend-my-knees stiff.  I have no idea why I didn’t notice this when I first tried them on at Target or why someone would design maternity leggings to be this uncomfortable.  I haven’t worn them since this day and the leggings I have been wearing are fleece lined leggings that I bought 2 for $10 at Walgreens.  They’re actually the perfect maternity leggings because they go all the way over my stomach, and they’re warm and soft.  So my recommendation is not to shell out lots of money for maternity leggings, or at least not for these ones in particular.  They are not worth it.  I would give these maybe a 2/10? They are wearable but only if you don’t plan on sitting or bending your knees for any extended period of time.

I finally bought a pair of maternity jeans from the Liz Lange line at Target using the 15% off coupon I got in my registry gift bag.  They are okay.

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They have a full panel so they’re pretty comfortable.  I also like the dark wash as I feel it goes with everything and looks nice.  However, they stretch out as I wear them and by the end of the day they are so loose and baggy in the thighs.  The bagginess is kind of noticeable in the second picture, although it’s more apparent in person.  I hate wearing baggy jeans because it makes me feel frumpy.  But I have so many cute shirts that I want to wear (like this peasant top from Old Navy maternity) that are best worn with jeans, so I wear them on occasion.  If I could do this again, I would shop around more for jeans in the first trimester.  As it happened, I waited so long to actually buy jeans that I ended up getting frustrated and just buying the first pair that was comfortable and fit because I really need jeans that actually fit at this point in my pregnancy.  Wearing a BeBand over pre-pregnancy jeans is seriously not cutting it anymore.  I would give these jeans a 6/10.

The last pair of pants is a pair of maternity jeggings from Gap.  I bought these during the very beginning of my second trimester.

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Out of the three pairs, these ones are my favorite.  They’re really comfortable and look pretty nice.  They do tend to get a little baggy in the thighs as the day goes on but not to the extent that the Target jeans do.  My complaint with these pants is that I don’t find the color to be very versatile.  I wish Gap made these jeggings in normal denim colors, but sadly they only come in this color and olive green.  Because of that, I’d give these jeans an 8/10.  They’re comfortable and wearable, but they’re not my ideal maternity jeans because of the color.

Overall I haven’t had a great experience with maternity pants, and I don’t think I’ll be continuing my search.  As I’m 30 weeks right now, my pregnancy is drawing to a close and I feel more comfortable in my maternity dresses anyway.

What I’ve Been Missing

Hi everyone, so first of all, I’m sorry that it’s been so long since I’ve posted!  I got very busy with school all of the sudden, but I’m trying to make sure I don’t stay away from the blog for too long!  So I am now 28 weeks and 4 days, which puts me into my third trimester.  So far I haven’t noticed much change from the second trimester, aside from my larger belly, of course.  However, I think I am developing a bit of an aversion to basil.  This is something that I hadn’t experienced in the first or second trimesters, but I’ve started to feel sick when I have pizza, anything with pasta sauce, and pesto.  It’s nothing compared to my unrelenting first trimester nausea, but it’s annoying enough to put me off of these foods!

Anyway, since I’m now in my third trimester, I thought I would do a post talking about the things I’ve missed the most throughout my pregnancy and what I’ve been doing to cope with those things.

First up is iced coffee.  I am a coffee drinker, but I don’t need the caffeine.  I just really like to have a hot cup of coffee in the mornings because I like the taste and the warmth.  Why then, am I missing iced coffee, if I just said that I like the warmth of coffee?  Well, I’ve found that it’s pretty easy to get a good hot decaf coffee but I can’t seem to find decaf iced coffee anywhere!  I miss having a venti Starbucks iced coffee.  Their iced coffee is my absolute favorite, but sadly they only make decaf iced Americanos. 😦  My solution to this is making my own iced coffee at home!  My mom sent me some of my absolute favorite coffee, Montana Coffee Traders Flathead Cherry.  (The decaf version, of course.)  So I brewed some of that, chilled it, and made myself this:

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Yes, I’m that sad.  I put it in my Starbucks cold cup to make me feel like it was a real Starbucks beverage.  Sadly, while it was good, it wasn’t as good as a real iced coffee.  I guess I’ll just have to stick it out a few more months until I can safely consume the real thing.

Another thing I miss is wine.  I’m not a big drinker, but I do like to have the occasional glass of wine.  Again, it’s more of a taste thing for me than the actual alcohol content.  I don’t typically drink wine to get drunk, because seriously, who wants a wine hangover?  They’re the worst.  But I do miss having a glass of chardonnay with dinner on occasion!  Well, one of my roommates doesn’t like drinking at all, so she suggested that we start having sparkling grape juice nights to replace the wine nights we used to have.12105838_10207630622746950_1827322999751838191_n

Okay, two of the glasses in this picture do have wine in them, but that was for our other two roommates!  I was perfectly content to sip my sparkling grape juice.  While it’s definitely not wine, it tastes delicious and drinking it out of a wine glass lets me feel like I’m treating myself.  I think the baby likes it too, because she got very excited and started kicking like mad the first time we had it.  I’m sure it’s probably because of the sugar, but I passed my sugar test so a glass every now and again can’t hurt, right?

The last thing I’ve been missing is beer.  My boyfriend and I like to try new craft beers and go on brewery tours and beer tastings, so now that I’m pregnant that date night activity has been benched.  But for our date night this Friday, Bryan had the idea to do a root beer tasting with me, since I can’t have real beer.  It was really fun!  We tried four different types of root beer, and in the end we decided that we liked them all, but that the store brand was our favorite by a slim margin.

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The bottle second from the left is a “craft soda” made by Goose Island, and it was a pretty good root beer!  I was excited that I can still have something from Goose Island, even though its no longer my typical 312.  And after all the tastings, Bryan made me a root beer float and it was delicious!  Root beer is definitely not a perfect substitute for beer, but honestly I prefer a root beer float to a beer these days anyway.

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Okay…I might have had two…these sugar cravings are for real

Date Night

Fridays are date nights for Bryan and me, because he has the night off of work.  I love this routine because I normally feel bad doing no schoolwork for a whole day, but I’ve started to realize that I need to allow myself a night off with no expectation to complete anything school-related.  Fridays have become that day for me, and I love them.

We went back to Evanston for our date night, and Bryan has asked me to inform everyone that I erroneously stated that Evanston is “part of Chicago,” which it is not.  However, it’s so close to the city and especially where we live that I count it as part of Chicago.  I guess this is how you can tell that I’m from out of town and Bryan is a born and raised Chicagoan.

When we first got off the train, we walked to Coldstone Creamery where Bryan got his favorite ice cream, Cake Batter.  I got regular chocolate ice cream.  I don’t understand how people can eat cake batter ice cream, it tastes so overwhelmingly sweet to me, but Bryan loved every bite of it and that made me happy.  On our way into Coldstone, we caught the most delicious scent of popcorn from a nearby shop, so we headed over to check it out.  It was called doc popcorn, and it was such a cute little shop! Bryan always makes sure that I have a snack while we’re walking around, so he insisted that we needed popcorn even though we just had ice cream.  (I didn’t put up too much of a fight-I really am always hungry these days.)  They had a lot of different types of popcorn, and we decided on the Chicago style mix-caramel and cheddar.

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We munched on our popcorn while we looked at baby books and read magazines in Barnes and Noble, and we took more outfit pictures there.

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This dress is not a maternity dress and I wasn’t sure if it was still going to fit, but it’s a really stretchy dress so it did! 

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It really exaggerated my bump, but it was comfortable and cute so I went for it. I still haven’t gotten any comments from classmates, but after seeing this outfit there’s no way it isn’t totally obvious.

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Dress: Forever 21; Cardigan: H&M; Tights: Hue; Boots: Doc Marten (thrifted)

One thing that being pregnant has made me realize is how hard it is to find tights that don’t have a control top.  Finding these no-control top tights took Bryan and me about 15 minutes of searching in Macy’s hosiery section.  I was afraid I was going to have to make do with thigh highs for the entirety of my pregnancy!  If anyone out there has any recommendations for thicker/sweater tights that would be comfortable for pregnancy, I would love to hear them.  It’s getting cold out here!

For dinner we went to a Korean restaurant called Koco Table.  Bryan got the dolsot bibimbap:

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And I got the gomtang ramyun:

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This soup is my absolutely favorite. It doesn’t look like much, but it tastes amazing and is the perfect bowl of soup for a cold autumn day.  It’s a beef broth with ramen-style noodles and a hard boiled egg.

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We also got these veggie mandu to split.  They were also delicious!  Bryan lived in South Korea for a few years so he loves the food and I love going to Korean restaurants with him, because he knows what’s good and he always has me try something new!  The baby must have loved her Korean meal as well, because she was somersaulting around in my tummy when we got home, and kicking Bryan’s hand.  She always kicks the most when she hears her daddy’s voice!  And, at 26 weeks, she can kick hard now.  The kicks to the ribs are the ones that really startle me!

Hopefully on our date night this week we’ll actually remember to take a picture together. We forgot again this week.  Ah, well, third time’s the charm!

My 22nd Birthday

This Friday was my birthday, and I was so excited!  I started the day off with a midterm, but it was for a class I really enjoy and I felt prepared for it, so it was actually a pretty good start!  After that, I had one more class and then it was off to Evanston!  Evanston is one of my favorite places to go in Chicago.  It’s just a little less crazy and crowded than the rest of the city, so my boyfriend, Bryan, and I go there when we want a calmer night.  For my birthday, I really wanted to see the Martian, and then get pasta, which is what I’ve been craving recently.  It’s definitely a change from what I did for my birthday last year, but this birthday ended up being better than my 21st.  Shocking, I know, but I put so much pressure on myself to have the “perfect” 21st birthday, that (of course) it didn’t live up to expectations.  But for my 22nd birthday, I didn’t put any pressure on myself to have “the best day ever,” and I felt so cute that day that nothing could bring me down!

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This cardigan is from Target and it’s so nice.  It was a bit cooler that day, around 55-60 degrees, and I was worried that I would need a jacket over it, but it’s the perfect thickness for an autumn sweater and it kept me warm all day and into the night.  I wore my white tank top underneath, which is also from Target.  I have this tank in white and gray.  They’re from the Liz Lange maternity line, and I love them.  They’re so comfortable and are great for layering.

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I’m still wearing my pre-pregnancy jeans with the maternity band, and it’s still working but I’m definitely reaching a point where it won’t be feasible anymore.

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I belted the sweater because it doesn’t have any closure, but it can definitely be worn open too!  I just liked how the belting made it look.  I got this cardigan for 10% off thanks to the Cartwheel app-I seriously can’t talk about that app enough.  It makes me love shopping at Target even more because it turns shopping into a scavenger hunt for deals!  It’s so fun to scan the barcodes on your phone and see if any offers pop up.

I’ve been seeing a lot of plaid ponchos/capes popping up in the stores this season, and I think they’re so cute!  I really wanted this one from Old Navy:

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But I didn’t end up getting it because without sleeves, I don’t think it would keep me very warm.  So I think this cardigan is a good substitute for a poncho like this because it’s still plaid, and it has a more flowy, cape-y feel, but it also has sleeves and keeps me really warm.

Bryan took the outfit photos of me for this post in Barnes and Noble, which is also where he got me my birthday present!  Whenever we’re in Evanston we like to stop by Barnes and Noble to check out the new arrivals and the latest issues of our favorite magazines.  My present was one of the new arrivals:

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I am the biggest fan of the Song of Ice and Fire Series, aka Game of Thrones.  (I am not as into the show-but that’s a subject that deserves its own post.)  I had no idea this book even existed.  It’s a prequel of sorts that takes place in the same world as the series but happens 100 years before.  I’m so excited to read it, but I want to savor it because who knows when Winds of Winter will get released.

My roommates gave me some presents, too.

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I love to scrapbook, but I do it a little non-traditionally.  I don’t like to use “real” scrapbooks, and instead I prefer to use cute little notebooks.  Sometimes I fill up the whole page for a more traditional scrapbook feel, and sometimes I just add decorative touches and smaller photos so that the pages can still be used by the person who receives it.  My roommate knew this and got me this journal, some calligraphy pens, and scrapbooking paper.  This gift was absolutely perfect because I’ve been meaning to start a pregnancy scrapbook but I haven’t found the time to get supplies yet.  Now I can’t wait to start putting in ultrasound pictures and other little momentos!

It’s a…

GIRL!

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We’ve actually known that our baby is girl for a few weeks, but I didn’t have any cute girly stuff to post along with the announcement until now so I wanted to wait.  This weekend I did my first big baby clothing shop with my mom.  First thing to show off: those adorable newborn sneakers pictured above are from Target, and I am in love with them.  I wish they made these in adult sizes because I love the glitter and animal print so much.  Sadly I will have to settle for the 3 weeks they will fit the baby.

As I will be moving back to St. Louis from Chicago before delivering the baby, everything I order online I have shipped home to St. Louis, so I don’t actually get to see the cute stuff I order.  This weekend I got to open some packages I ordered online from Target and this is what I found inside:

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The long-sleeved onesie with the polka dots and bow is a size 0-3 months, but the pineapple onesie and matching shorts is a size 6-9 months.  Since I’m registered with Target, they send me emails telling me about baby sales and baby clearance all the time, and I can’t resist.  The baby clearance section is mostly summer clothes, though, and my due date is in January.  So I’ve been ordering summer-y clothes that are too cute to pass up in bigger sizes.  The tiny yellow Mary Janes (they look sort of green here, but I promise they’re very yellow) were another clearance purchase.  I seriously can’t help myself when it comes to clearance.

This weekend my mom and I went to babyGap and they had 40% off markdowns so…we kind of got a lot.

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These three pieces are all 0-3 months.  The onesie in the front says “When I’m with Mommy, everything is perfect.”  I hope that’s always true, not just when she’s small enough to fit into this.  Speaking of, baby clothes are so small it’s terrifying.  I was fully convinced that clothes in the front of the store that said they were sized for 9-12 months had to be for newborns…until I saw the actual newborn sized clothes.

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The romper/one piece on the left is sized 6-9 months and was on sale.  I’m not a huge fan of the giant “GAP” written across it, but I loved the style and the floral and I thought it would be comfortable.  The pajamas on the right are newborn sized and they have both footies and foldover sleeves for keeping the baby snug while she’s sleeping.

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The dress on the left is sized 6-9 months and I’m hoping it will fit her during her first Fourth of July.  It was on sale and I couldn’t resist it.  The cardigan on the right is 0-3 months and I couldn’t bear to leave it in the sale section either.

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These jeans are 6-12 months and the shirt is 6-9 months.  I love the animal print on the shirt!  Too precious.

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These pants and shirt are 0-3 months and I love them!  The pants are red with tiny white polka dots and I think they’re so classic and adorable.

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This outfit is also 0-3 months.  I picked up the onesie because I loved the tiny collar, and then I found the pants to go with them. These pants are the same style as the ones in the outfit above, just in a floral print.

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My favorite part of these pants are the adorable back pockets.  I just think it’s so cute that they bothered to put pockets on pants for a newborn.

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Finally, we bought this adorable newborn coat!  It’s fully lined with the white faux-fur, and it’s so snuggly and soft.  The sleeves fold over to make little built-in mittens and the hood has tiny little ears on it!  I can’t wait to put my little one in this and turn her into the cutest teddy bear ever.