Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Baby on the brain

What is the best way to clear your mind when you are trying to relax and not freak out that you are getting induced in a few hours...blogging.  Well, I thought it would help but it hasn't.  I put together a list of top registry items.  Now I must clarify that I do not have the baby yet so I have no idea if the little man is going to like this stuff but I do.  I will do a follow up post to let you know how they work out.


My next post when ever I get around to it will be on the cute baby stuff I have found on instagram through other moms and bloggers.  My bank account is getting a work out to say the least.  Hopefully it wont take me 3 months to blog again.  Sorry, I have been crazy busy at work and home trying to get ready for this baby.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

What I want Wednesday

It's that time again...what I want Wednesday.  It is maternity/baby theme...weird I know.

I also wanted to say thank you to all my readers. I have gotten some great comments and emails on things to add to my registry and helpful advice.  I am a newbie and love all your advice :)  Keep it coming!



Monday, February 11, 2013

If it's meant to be

Yesterday instead of hitting up Target to snag a few pieces from Prabal Gurung I was condo hunting.  Talk about stressful.  Not as stressful as London but very close.  We were out all day and have 3 choices but the way the market is going they could all be gone by time we get to making an offer.  I found out late last night, while watching the Grammys, we missed out on our top choice by a few hours.  So, we quickly moved onto to our 2nd and we are waiting to hear back.  The agent did let us know we are not the only ones interested but we were the first to contact and apply.  However, I have been waiting for an invoice for a few hours to pay so they can start to process our application and I am yet to hear from them. I am getting beyond impatient.  If they come back and tell me we missed out there will be words as they told me we were first to apply.  Wish us luck - I really hope we get this one.  My husband said I am not cut out for this and I think he is right.

Today this is what I need to keep reminding myself

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Friday Favorites - baby edition

So, I am about to enter my 6 month of pregnancy.  Crazy, right?!  I can hardly believe it either.  My husband and I just moved back to Chicago from London and we are currently condo searching.  I like to have a chaotic life.  I like to think I work better under pressure.

Anyways, we have been doing some shopping and I have bought some of things below and others I am saving for my registry but these are my baby favorites right now.  The big ticket item we are actually going to buy this weekend is the stroller.  Living in the city I wanted to invest in a nice stroller.

BTW the snoogle is amazing.  I was having issues sleeping and this has been a life saver.



Next week I will share my nursery inspiration board.  We've finally agreed on bedding last night and made the purchase.  I was not prepared for how picky Matt was going to be with this little guy.

Happy Friday

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Boy or Girl?

On Tuesday we had our 20 weeks scan and the best part about this appointment is you get to find out the gender.  I know gender reveal parties are all the rage right now but Matt and I wanted to do something a little more intimate.  We decided to have the Dr. right down the gender in a card and seal it.  We made dinner reservations for later that evening and we would open the card at dinner.  If you know me than you know I am so impatient and I was dying to open the card.  I was trying to read the menu but I couldn't stop thinking about it and it honestly felt like forever before the waitress came to take our orders.  After we finally ordered I could not wait any longer and we decided to open it, but before we did we both made our predictions.  We opened the card and it's a BOY!  We couldn't be happier and I am already so much in love with this little man.  The rest of dinner was awesome just being with Matt and talking about our little baby boy.  After dinner we called/emailed our families to let them know the great news.  I wouldn't have done it any other way.  It was perfect!


We are going to frame the card for the Nursery.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Maternity Jeans: My search is over

Disclaimer: If you are not pregnant or could careless about maternity clothes probably best to stop reading.

 I'm a little excited today.  I have been looking for maternity jeans forever.  Well, not forever but a while. I've been trying to avoid it but I know it is something I have to do.  I m still wearing my regular jeans but I think I have about 2 more weeks maybe.  I didn't want to spend a lot of money since I would probably only wear them for 4 - 5 months.   I heard H&M had some pretty comfy ones so I tried them on.  Not for me, no offense.  They just don't look like jeans they looked like maternity jeans.  I wanted jeans that looked and felt like jeans but were still comfy.  I tried several other brands but no luck.  I started searching the Internet and found these bad boys, S√©raphine Grey Lux Skinny Jeans.  They had really great reviews, a few celebrities were pictured in them and they looked cute.  So I went ahead and ordered them.  Honestly I was expecting to return them because I figured they wouldn't work.  I was dead wrong.  These are the most comfortable pair of pants I have ever owned.  They are stretchy, comfortable on the waist and still look stylish.  I am now going to ordered the black and jean colored ones.  I may live in these.

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Monday, January 7, 2013

Monday's Mood

It's Monday...blah!  I have started to spring clean a little early this year, ok a lot early.  One of my New Years resolution was to get a jump start on organizing and de-cluttering.  I am sitting here wondering how we have accumulated so much stuff.  We literally have no where to put anything in this tiny little flat but, somehow we have managed to.  I am trying to sort through everything to figure out what we need keep vs. give away and I started to think about re-decorating.   Of course..haha!  I am always so practical.

First on the list is this couch...with a little twerp running around we will need a darker color couch


Second is I want to paint a navy accent wall 



The third and final idea is painting the inside of the front door black, although I realize if I go too far with my re-decorating my husband may exercise his veto rights.  Hoping to avoid that! 

Friday, January 4, 2013

New Year, New bumps...

Happy New Year!  

AND

Happy Friday!

So, yeah, I have been MIA for awhile but I promise I have a good excuse.  Are you ready for my excuse?  And no it's not because I am lazy.  I know that is what you were thinking.  The truth is...I am PREGNANT!  I have been spending my time trying not to throw up on people and falling asleep at work.  Blogging was the last thing on my mind but I am feeling better and ready to tackle some more blog posts.  I can't promise that this blog wont feature some baby posts because, lets be honest, it will.

Baby E ♡

I am 18 (+4 days) weeks.  The bump has decided to make it's appearance.  I am still fitting in my jeans..thanks god.  Tops are another story and it is not because of the bump.  My boobs are out of control.  Also, maternity clothes are the worst - I have yet to buy any.  I will leave that for another day.  

I think I may have been a little naive to pregnancy.  All my friends and family that have been pregnant seemed to handle it with such ease and always look amazing.  As soon as I became pregnant the truth starts to come out.  They start telling me about how sick, tired, and a ton of other things that I will do you a favor and spare you the details.  I was like..WTF?!  Where was this information before.  I could of benefited from knowing this.  So here I am pregnant thinking I have been lied to all my life..haha!  

But seriously it is all worth it once you feel the baby move and hear that tiny heart beat.  

Here is to a New Year, New Posts and New Beginnings  

Celebrating in Venice -  Eating Gelato for breakfast because I can :)
13 weeks