35 Weeks

Dress:  TJ Maxx, Jewelry:  Rocksbox

Size of Baby Brickner:  A coconut, baby girl is growing & so am I!  A sweet little girl at school the other day said, “wow, you look like you are going to pop”, it was the day after I got the favorite comment of pregnant ladies everywhere, “it’s gotta be any day now, right?”.  No, actually five more weeks, thanks. 😉

Maternity Clothes:  Dresses of all kinds, maxis are a go-to since my other dresses are getting shorter by the minute.  I’m really not trying to be that scandalous pregnant girl, but the bump is just getting bigger & therefore, the dresses are getting smaller!
In other fashion news, I am super excited to be working with Rocksbox, a website dedicated to borrowing jewelry before you buy it!   Rocksbox insiders are sent a box of jewelry each month with the option to borrow, buy, or swap it at any time. I love, love the idea of this!  I can sometimes be a indecisive shopper, especially when it comes to jewelry since I don’t wear that much of it, so I feel like buying it is a really big commitment.  I was able to take a “style test” online before they sent me my first box, & ended up loving all three pieces that they sent me!  I have worn this bracelet almost everyday since, it’s so versatile & I have gotten so many compliments.

I’m excited to share the other pieces very soon, the earrings ended up being perfect for my maternity photos! If you are interested, you can try it out yourself, sign up here & use the code vbschoolsxoxo for your first month free!
Best Moment This Week:  Packing our hospital bags, putting baby girl’s first outfit in there was so exciting! I wondered if the feelings would be the same even though this is our second time doing all of this, yet they totally are (maybe even more since we know what to expect now).  Waverly asked this week if her baby sister would be staying a while, “yes honey, forever.”  Pure craziness.

Miss Anything:  The same stuff, my body is literally a train wreck by the end of a long day.  Sleep is hit or miss, the peeing thing really makes for an eventful night & I have never been good at falling back asleep once I am up.  I do know, & remember well, this is all just preparing me for those newborn nights ahead!!

Movement:  I had a day where I hadn’t felt her much, & of course I freaked out so I ended up with a non-stress test at my doctor’s office.  Thankfully she moved during the test, especially after I drank some water & ate something.  I have another test this afternoon just to be on the safe side, but of course I have felt her a ton since then, so I already feel so much better!

Cravings:  Sweets all the way!!!  Other than dessert, my appetite is so weird, trying to pick what I want to eat is still very much a challenge lately.

Queasy or Sick:  A few migraines, but feeling good!

Looking Forward To:  Am I allowed to say meeting baby girl yet?!! 🙂  Really though, our baby-que is this weekend & I am really excited to celebrate our newest addition with sweet family & friends, and so thankful for my mom, sister, & other family members who are helping plan this for us!
Happy week ahead!


  1. April 27, 2015 / 12:04 pm

    I'm pretty sure you are the cutest thing EVER! I cannot believe you are getting so close!!! Makes me so anxious! haha! And I am DYING to see your maternity photos!!!! Hope you had a fabulous weekend and happy Monday! xoxo

  2. April 27, 2015 / 12:06 pm

    You look great pretty mama!!! 35 weeks, woohoo!

  3. April 27, 2015 / 12:13 pm

    Love the jewelry swap idea – great bracelet! Can't wait to see the maternity shoot pics. Totally allowed to say can't wait to meet baby girl! It is an exciting time those last few weeks.

  4. April 27, 2015 / 1:01 pm

    You just look so so beautiful Ashley! My dresses are getting ridiculously short… Not sure what I'll do if I go much past my due date! I just can't imagine getting bigger & bigger!

  5. April 27, 2015 / 1:11 pm

    So excited for you, sweet friend! You are getting so close. Eeeeek! I can't wait to meet the newest Brickner baby!

    And loving that bracelet. Definitely a piece that can be worn with so much!!!:)

  6. April 27, 2015 / 1:51 pm

    You look GREAT, momma! Gotta love people's comments… why do they think it's appropriate?! (Of course teens don't really know better, ha!) I have a friend here in AZ who get's really big bellies…. I'm sayin' it almost reaches her knees when she's sitting down, but it's just one baby! Anyway, she's due in 2 weeks but for the last two or three MONTHS people have been telling her she looks ready to pop, she should be having that baby any day, etc. I die every time I hear it for her!!
    I can't believe you're almost in the last month of your pregnancy! Time is flying!

  7. April 27, 2015 / 2:15 pm

    You look so beautiful! I'm sure the last 5 weeks will fly by. As an aside…when will people learn you can't (or shouldn't) say these things to pregnant women!?

  8. April 27, 2015 / 2:30 pm

    Ah, you look so good!! I can totally relate to the short dress thing….I've pulled out all of my long dresses and will be sporting those babies for the next few weeks. I love that Waverly asked if she would be staying for awhile….these kids kill me! I hope you have a great week and have a good doctor's visit!!

  9. April 27, 2015 / 3:14 pm

    Five more weeks! It's nice to know what to pack and what not to pack for the hospital this time though. Everyone told us we didn't need any clothes/blankets because the hospital has those but we wish we brought more along for pictures etc when people came to meet the baby!

    'Tis Our Life Blog

  10. April 27, 2015 / 3:57 pm

    Love the idea of a baby-que! You are stunning, simply stunning! Clearly, pregnancy suits you very well!

  11. April 27, 2015 / 4:28 pm

    Oh how fun you're having a baby-que! Is that like beers and burgers for baby? I saw something like that on pinterest and am trying to convince my friend that her baby #2 needs a shower as well (especially since she has a boy and is now having a girl) and was trying to tell her that something like that would be fun for her and her husband. I hope you share so I can show her how fun it would be!

  12. April 27, 2015 / 4:59 pm

    I love your hair in the picture! I wonder how long Waverly things her little sister will be around for. I bet he wasn't expecting "forever"! haha

  13. April 27, 2015 / 5:09 pm

    You're getting so close! I just love the way you style the bump. Cutest preggo ever. And I love that bracelet- what a cool way to find fun new jewelry!

  14. April 27, 2015 / 8:35 pm

    You look amazing – loving that dress and accessories!
    How sweet of Waverly to ask if her sister would stay for a while. HA!

  15. April 27, 2015 / 9:27 pm

    I can't believe how time flies… You are so close and look great!! LOVE the bracelet btw.

  16. April 28, 2015 / 2:16 am

    So soon and you will get to meet baby girl!! How exciting than you have your bags packed, that always makes it feel much more real and like it could happen any day! Yikes! Hopefully baby girl stays put for a little bit longer and you are able to get some good sleep before she makes her arrival. You are looking wonderful, Mama!

  17. April 28, 2015 / 5:46 am

    OK, you are such a cute preggers mama! I can't believe you can rock those short dresses chasing after Waverly though! I'm scared of flashing everyone while chasing after K already. 😛 Aww.. hospital bag packing – it's getting close!

    xx Viv at JoieDeViv

  18. You're in the final stretch!!! So exciting! Sorry to hear about the migraines. I got them with 3 of my 4 pregnancies. They were pretty awful paired with the morning sickness. Good luck to you over the next few weeks. Can't wait to see that beautiful girl!

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