Happy Friday, friends!!  We are still very much on baby watch over here, today marks exactly two days until my due date!  I’m thinking I will be back for a 40 week update on Monday, girlfriend seems pretty content in my belly at the moment, & as much as I am literally dying to meet her, I know she will come when she is ready.  We did have an eventful appointment this week, it started with a routine non-stress test and ended with a second trip to labor & delivery.  My doctor saw a slight decrease in heart rate, so she sent me to the hospital for a second opinion & told us if it wasn’t perfect, we would be staying for an induction.  I of course freaked out the entire drive there.  Thankfully, the test was much better the second time around, & they sent us home to continue waiting!  After two trips there in the last two weeks, I am not sure how I will react when we actually get to stay for the real thing! 🙂  As for now, the plan is to continue waiting & refuse an induction, as long as there are no medical reasons to do it & baby girl keeps doing well in there!

As anxious as we are, the days have been flying by.  We are keeping busy & I am really loving these last days with just Waverly, I know I will look back on them with the best memories one day.  We didn’t really make too many plans for Memorial Day weekend, since we didn’t know if we would end up in the hospital or not, but ended up fitting so much in & had the best time, the perfect way to spend our last days before baby girl gets here!  

Bow from Beck & Belle – The CUTEST shop & Joyfolie Shoes
I took Waverly on a mommy & daughter date to the zoo, she loves it there so much so I definitely wanted to do it while we still could.  It was way hotter than we thought it would be & I was a little exhausted the entire time, but it was overall a win, she was so excited & the absolute cutest looking at all the animals.
We also made a family trip to the strawberry festival near us, we try to go every year & this time we took Waverly to the parade!  As outgoing as she is, she sometimes gets nervous in big crowds or around new people (which always makes us laugh, she is so not shy at all), but the parade pretty much freaked her out.  We did ride a few rides but left pretty quickly, & I am sure we sat in the traffic to get there longer than we actually stayed. 😉
And lastly, always the highlight of our weekends, we spent two days at the water park & went out on a friends boat.  Waverly is obsessed with anything that involves water, it’s no doubt that summer is her favorite season or that she would spend all day, every day doing some sort of water activity if we let her!

Wishing you all the happiest weekend!

One of the things that I have tried to be better about this pregnancy has been staying true to my personal style.  I’m sure others can relate, the first time around I was all about doing things by the book & that included fashion, I bought pretty much all the clothes that I wore from traditional maternity stores because I just figured that was what you did when you were pregnant.  Most of them looked nothing like me at all, I wouldn’t have worn them pre-pregnancy, & I definitely didn’t want to wear them afterwards.

Round two, I have gotten more creative with pieces I already had, with non-maternity clothes that can accommodate a growing belly, & with a few maternity pieces that I truly love and still make me feel like me.

Top c/o Pink Blush
Pink Blush reached out to me a few weeks ago to review a few of their items, & I honestly was a little hesitant at first since I was still pregnant & would have to look at the maternity line, and I wasn’t sure if I would find anything that I would normally wear.  Then I visited their website, & changed my mind immediately, they have some of the cutest maternity items I have ever seen!  They are so many fashionable options that you would find in other stores, all on trend with what’s currently in style (like these tassels on this top, I can’t get enough of a tassel detail right now!).

They sent me three pieces, the dress I wore in yesterday’s 39 week post, the top above, & this maxi dress I plan to share pictures of soon!  All three are super comfortable, something I feel like is so important to moms all the time anyways, & that becomes extra-important when you are growing another human.  I love, love the fact that all three will also work once baby girl is here, they are stretchy enough that they won’t look awkward once the big belly is gone but won’t be too tight on the little belly that I know will remain for a while. 😉  And I can nurse in them easily, especially in the ones that are strapless, something that will be key in the summer months to come!

You can find all of Pink Blush’s womens line here, & their maternity line here, their prices are also very reasonable, plus they offer free exchanges & free US shipping over $50.  Happy shopping! 🙂

*Pink Blush sent me these products to review but did not compensate me for this point.  All thoughts & opinions are purely my own.

Aaah, 39 weeks!  Such an anxious time, I am planner to a fault so the unknown of when she will actually be here kind of drives me crazy, but at the same time, it is so exciting & I am trying to embrace it!
Size of Baby Brickner:   A mini-watermelon, OMG!

Maternity Clothes:  Hanging on for dear life to the last articles of clothing that still fit, the struggle is real. 😉 Thankfully, Pink Blush Maternity sent over the cutest pieces this week, it was the best mail day ever & is seriously so, so appreciated!  I am wearing one of the dresses above, & am so excited to share the other two looks very soon.  I was so impressed with everything they sent & best of all, all three pieces work now but will also work after baby girl gets here, & are perfect for nursing!

Best Moment This Week:  You guys, the sweetest thing, my almost three-year old fell asleep on me. We skipped her nap because we were out, she ended up exhausted so I brought her into the (new) nursery to hold while I rocked her, something we haven’t done in way too long.  Of course I cried when I looked down & she was sound asleep, in the same chair we used to do that in all the time, just this time with much longer legs, lots more hair, & skinned knees from all the craziness she gets into.  I just sat & stared at her, while looking around at the new nursery for her baby sister, it was such a surreal feeling & I am so glad it happened.  As weird as it sounds, it almost made me officially feel like we were both “ready” for baby girl to get here now.

Miss Anything:  Oh, the same stuff.  There is a watermelon in my belly & I am super exhausted, but I know the end is near so I am going with it the best I can. 🙂

Movement:  We had another little scare with decreased movement, and ended up at labor & delivery to monitor baby girl who was being very lazy.  Thankfully she got better after a while, & we just considered it a trial run for the real thing!  She has been moving way better since then, & I am making sure to monitor it all the time.

Cravings:  Fruits, french toast, & salads.

Queasy or Sick:  Pretty much back to that first trimester nausea, but again, going with it since I know it will only be for a little while longer.

Looking Forward To:  Labor pains, bring it on! 🙂  And of course, meeting our little girl & seeing Waverly meet her for the first time.
Lastly, congratulations to Sarah Midles, the winner of the Dr. Browns giveaway!!  Sarah, be looking for an email from me to claim your prize!   Hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend!

We have taken Waverly strawberry-picking for the last two years, the first year she wasn’t walking yet but last year, she had the best time ever & I immediately knew that we would make it a spring family tradition.  I’m really not sure there is a better activity for toddlers, running through a huge, open field endlessly surrounded by strawberries that your mom actually lets you taste.  Plus, that mom is almost always guaranteed a long nap afterwards, its a total win-win. 🙂

My mom, sister, brother & I took Waverly last week, I wanted to go as soon as possible since we are officially on baby watch these days & I’m all about getting in some quality time with my big girl before life changes for all of us.

Waverly definitely ate more than she picked, but it was too cute to watch her with her little basket walking down the aisles.  I also loved looking back & comparing these pictures to the ones of her there last year, these types of the things are exactly the memories I hope my kids will love to look back on one day.

Waverly’s strawberry romper is BabyGap last season, I’m so glad that we stocked up on a few different styles when they had them so she could be dressed in theme. 🙂  I’m still loving this fruit craze, it’s hard to find as many strawberry prints this season but pineapples & lemons are everywhere (for big and little ones), & are making me equally as happy.  Here are some of my favorites, not listed are this shirt & trunks for your little men, both so adorable!

Toddler Pineapple Bikini, Lemon Dress, Strawberry One-Piece, Patterned Shower CurtainStrawberry Purse, Pineapple Pins, Pineapple DressPineapple Print Bikini

I know the pineapple shower curtain doesn’t really quality as a fashion, but seriously, I am obsessed.  How fun would that be in a little kids bathroom & also, where was that when I decorated my apartment in college?!  I don’t think my husband would go for it now.

Hope you are all having a great week!

 Even though we are all very ready (& excited!) to move on to our next chapter as a family of four, I can’t help but be so incredibly thankful for the journey that this second pregnancy has been.  I loved being pregnant the first time & this time it has been just as special to share it with Waverly, who has grown up so much in the past few months as she prepares to become a big sister.  I will forever cherish these family photos, & can’t wait to share them with both our girls (& hopefully other little ones!) one day, I hope our children will always know how much we adore them and how much each one of them were wanted.

My mom came with us to the shoot so she could take Waverly early and we could get some pictures of just my husband & I, something we never really do anymore for obvious reasons. 😉  As much as I adore the pictures with Waverly, these are so special to me too, at the end of the day all of this craziness started with just the two of us.  I just couldn’t love him more & can’t wait to watch him become a dad to two girls in the next few weeks. 
Of course, the biggest thank you to Brooke of Brooke Tucker Photography for once again, filling our walls with so many gorgeous images, it was so hard to narrow it down to these favorites for this post.  Brooke is amazing (she seriously got in the water with her jeans on, in the cold, to make these pictures come to life), we can’t say enough about her & look forward to many more pictures with her in the years to come. 🙂

Sources:  Blue Dress, Waverly’s White Maxi Dress, White Dress, & All Jewelry