pregnancy update - week 17.

Oops....missed week 16!  Oh well - not many new symptoms to report that week anyway.  Onto week 17...

How far along?: 17 weeks (I do these a week behind so I'm actually 18 weeks)

Baby is the size of: Onion.  My step-son always asks what size the baby is and when I said an onion he said - an onion cut in half or a whole onion.  When I told him a WHOLE onion he seemed shocked.  I guess he thinks an onion is really big - lol

Maternity Clothes?: Yes!  Been loving my maternity leggings, tighter tops with cardigans - I find these outfits to be the most comfy and flattering.  Also wore some maternity jeans this week and loved them as well.

Symptoms: Itchy tummy, vivid dreams, hungry - all. the. time.

Sleep: Sleeping okay - most comfortable on my side with a pillow between my legs.  I've been having really weird, vivid dreams lately that leave me not with the most rested of sleeps but it could be a lot worse.

Best moment this week:  Getting a diaper bag - and a Kate Spade one at that!  Love, love, love it!

Worst moment this week: nothing to report this week - it was a pretty good week all around.

Have you told family and friends yet?: Yes - well, close family and friends.

Miss anything?: Every now and again I would love to have a glass of white wine, sleeping on my tummy and maybe a turkey breast Subway sandwich.

Movement: It's hard to know but I keep feeling this same feeling in the evening (not every evening though) and I'm wondering if it's the baby.  It also could just be gas - lol

Food cravings: fruit, fruit and more fruit, peanut butter and banana toast, strawberries with chocolate ice cream

Anything make you queasy or sick?: Nothing specific - I had a quesy feeling day on Saturday where not much appealed to me.  Sort of felt like the first trimester again.

Have you started to show? Yes!

Gender prediction: My husband still thinks it's a girl as do most of our family.  I still have no idea!

Belly button in or out?: In

Wedding rings on or off?: On!

Happy or moody most of the time?: Happy!

Looking forward to: next week's 18 week doctor's appt.  Can't wait to hear it's little heartbeat again!

 xo, Megan

pregnancy update - week 15.

How far along?: 15 weeks (I do these a week behind so I'm actually 16 weeks today)

Baby is the size of: Naval orange and/or an apple

Maternity Clothes?: Yes. Still can get away with some non-maternity dresses and tops for work but I've learned to love things that have lots of stretch in them.

Symptoms: Acid reflux after eating certain foods, frequent pee breaks and my tummy has been itchy.  I've also been stuffed up this week.  I'm not sure if it's a cold or pregnancy related but I'm guessing the latter as I have no other cold symptoms.

Sleep: Still using a pillow to rest up a against and since I've been using the pillow all the time I've been sleeping much better

Best moment this week: Not really a specific moment but just the feeling of actually looking pregnant.  I don't just feel bloated or "chubby" anymore but actually pregnant. 

Worst moment this week: Intense acid reflux - blah!

Have you told family and friends yet?: Yes!

Miss anything?: Sleeping on my tummy.

Movement: not yet (or not that I'm aware of anyway)

Food cravings: grapefruits, pineapple, bananas, peanut butter toast with banana, fruit roll ups

Anything make you queasy or sick?: The thought of eating stir fry or certain soups grosses me out.  I also seem to be hungry all. the. time.

Have you started to show? Yes! I'm noticing that I no longer just have a little bump in my low tummy it's now sort of my whole tummy that 's a bump.  I can't get over how hard it feels - lol

Gender prediction: Everyone seems to still think it's a girl.

Belly button in or out?: In

Wedding rings on or off?: On

Happy or moody most of the time?: Happy but a little emotional here and there.

Looking forward to: Hitting the 20 week mark!  We also get to find out the baby's gender during that week so we're super, SUPER excited for that!

And here's some bump shots:


 xo, Megan


First outfit post for quite some time! And it's a comfy, casual, weekend look this time around.  I do have a little bump now but it's a bit hidden in this flowy shirt but it's coming! 

And these shoes, guys.  So comfy and cute.  I can't get my feet out of them!

[outfit details]
Pants: H&M Maternity / Jean Jacket: Forever 21 (old): Tee: Winners / Shoes: H&M / Bag: Coach via Winners / Sunglasses: Rayban / Watch: Michael Kors

Linking up today with:

 xo, Megan

pregnancy update - week 14.

Now that my energy is picking up, I am so excited to be starting my weekly pregnancy update series!  I'm not exactly sure how to run this but I think it'll probably work best to summarize the last week (so do these one week behind).

I am starting with week 14 and will update every Friday since that is when I switch over to the next week.  So technically, today, I am 15 weeks pregnant, but this post is a summary of week 14.

I will also try and do a bump photo(s) as I think it will be fun to document the progress of my growing bump

How far along?: 14 weeks

Baby is the size of: Lemon

Maternity Clothes?: Yes - I've been wearing maternity pants for awhile and I just started buying a few maternity tops.  I can still get away with some of my regular tops.  And I'm sure this will be the case for a while but I have been surprised at how many of my tops are not fitting.  Not only in the tummy area but also in the bust area.  I guess they do fit per say but they are just extremely uncomfortable.  And if you've ever been pregnant you know how much comfort is key.

Symptoms: headaches, a bit of nausea, dizziness (biggest issue this week)

Sleep: Sleep has been okay.  I've been finding that I am most comfortable sleeping on my side with a pillow between my legs.  I've also been noticing that I've been waking up a few times a night just due to discomfort - especially back pain discomfort.

Best moment this week: Hearing the baby's heart beat for the first time.  We had an utlrasound done back at 8 weeks but the baby was too small to actually hear the heartbeat.  Like the ultrasound and seeing the baby for the first time, hearing it's little heartbeat for the first time confirmed there is really is a baby in there - what a special moment it was!

Worst moment this week: Dizziness episode when I was out shopping - I think I came very close to fainting.  What a terrible feeling!Thankfully I was with my husband and we were able to find somewhere to sit until the feeling passed.  Since then, I've had dizzy spells on and off.

Have you told family and friends yet?: We've told close family and friends.

Miss anything?:  My regular jeans.  I have a couple pairs of maternity jeans but they just aren't the same as regular jeans.

Movement: No - still too early.

Food cravings: Grapefruit juice, grapes, fruit roll ups (weird, I know)

Anything make you queasy or sick?:  I was cooking chicken the other day and the smell made me feel queasy.  I was fine to eat it once it was cooked though.

Have you started to show? Yes

Gender prediction: My husband and all of our family seems to think it's a girl.  I tend to be leaning towards a girl as well - but I wonder if I'm feeling this way simply because everyone else thinks it's a girl!

Belly button in or out?: In

Wedding rings on or off?: On

Happy or moody most of the time?: Mostly happy

Looking forward to: Getting our stroller delivered in the next few days.

 xo, Megan


Wow.  Have I ever been MIA lately.  But I have a good reason - let me explain...

The term positive can be described for a variety of things.  I'd like to think that I've always been a positive person.  I see the glass half full most of the time.  But sometimes, life can throw curve balls and we find it hard to stay positive all of the time.  But, on the other hand, life can be so positive that we feel almost ready to explode from sheer joy.

And that sheer joy is what I've been feeling as of late.

You see, this past year and a half has brought so much positiveness to my life.  Life has just been so darn lovely -  I met a boy, fell madly in love and got married in Hawaii with the people we love most in this world as our witnesses.  I gained a stepson and have enjoyed my new role as wife and stepmother tremendously.

I truly have felt blessed beyond words.  That is, until the ultimate in positive happened on December 17, 2014....

I happened upon two positive pregnancy tests.

That's right, we found out we're expecting  and I am now 14 weeks and 5 days along and due in August!  Life doesn't get much more positive then that!

We're excited, nervous, overjoyed, happy, scared and blessed beyond words.

Seriously, I didn't think life could get anymore positive and then this little miracle happened and life got 100% sweeter.

 xo, Megan


Happy 2015 all!  I can't believe we'll already nearing the end of January!  Time sure flies by....

Lately, I've been all about comfort.  Leggings, cozy sweaters, roomy knits, blanket scarves and boots have all been on the top of my list as of late.  There's nothing quite like being cozy in the Winter months.

And this purse, guys.  So pretty!  I love the color, the style, the gold hardware - so, so cute!

[outfit details]
Shirt: Gap / Boots: Winners (old) / Scarf: Aritzia / Bag: c/o Oasap / Watch: Relic (similar)



Linking up today with Style Lixir / Bless Her Heart Y'all / Why I Do deClaire / 
Walking in Memphis in High Heels / The Fashion Canvas

 xo, Megan

new year.

Happy New Year everyone!

Here's to a year of old dreams, new dreams and dreams coming true!

 xo, Megan