Saturday, October 15, 2011

Gender Reveal Party {Idea 1}

I love the idea of throwing a "gender reveal party" once the sex of the baby has been determined.  I've already been tossing around a few ideas of how I'd like to do this with my family, friends and co-workers.  Check out Maddycakes Muse for a party that I just may borrow a few ideas from this voting board.

I also really like that neutral colors were used for the theme of the party and the photo garland of ultrasound pics is adorable.


I had no idea that TOMS made shoes for toddlers!  I have a pair of grey TOMS wedges and I love them, and I think they are adorable for kids, too.  And in case you didn't know, with every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a new pair of shoes to a child in need.

Shop at Toms Shoes for more great, adorable looks.

Baby Hats

Melondipity is an adorable baby hat boutique for newborns, babies and toddlers.  The prices are pretty decent, there are some selections on the high and medium end.  I love these 2 photos...precious!

Decorative Lights

These great build-your-own lights could work in a nursery or in any room in the house.  I love that you can custom make your own set of string lights...choose the length, number of lights and the mix of colors.

Visit Cable & Cotton to begin creating.

13 Weeks Pregnant {Peach}

Yesterday marked 13 weeks!  
  • Nausea is continuing to slowly decrease...still hits me at some point each day, though.
  • Food is slowly starting to become more appetizing
  • Still easily out of breath
  • Being on my feet/walking around for too long ends up exhausting me at the end of the day
  • Still burping throughout the day, especially after meals
  • I'm starting to win the battle of constipation, a wonderful side effect of pregnancy.
  • I'm still not "showing" (I think only I can tell there's a LITTLE bump)...but still feeling bloated and chubby and BLAH!
  • A friend of mine who had a baby about 4 months ago, has loaned me a handful of mommy books AND a Yoga DVD during pregnancy (looking forward to giving that a try)  Thanks Annie!
  • A co-worker of mine was handed down some maternity clothes from one of our student's mom (who has great fashion sense and always looks cute)...and now that co-worker has offered to pass them along to ME!  Thanks Adriana!
  • One of my good friends texted me this morning that if I can find a location, she'll offer to plan my baby shower...she's been brainstorming and has a ton of cute ideas!  Thanks Steph!
  • I received a really cute basket of flowers in the mail from my future sister-in-law (Dom's sister) as a congratulations.  Very thoughtful, thanks Lisa!
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Ok, my BabyBump phone app says that the baby is almost 3 inches and could be about the size of a peach.  "Up until now, your baby's head has been proportionally larger than the rest of the body.  But around this time your baby's body will start to catch up and grow more proportional to the head.  If you could peek inside your womb, you could see your baby's motor skills starting to work.  Your baby is able to move and flex the arms and legs."

The BabyCenter app says, "Fingerprints have formed on your baby's tiny fingertips.  Veins and organs are clearly visible through his or her still-thin skin.  If you're having a girl, she now has more than 2 million eggs in her ovaries."