Apr 282013


It’s been a while since I’ve posted a pregnancy update, and I’m 39 weeks along today!  I can’t believe I actually made it this far, and am now in the final days of pregnancy.  I always had this feeling in my gut that Kayleigh was going to arrive pretty early, but she’s proving me wrong!  John’s birthday is on May 3rd, and he’s really hoping she will be born that day.  We found out we were pregnant on my birthday, so having her on his birthday would be super cool and special!

I haven’t really tried any of the old wives tales for getting labor started in the final days of pregnancy.  No spicy foods or bumpy roads here.  I think if she’s still in there on May 2nd, we just might give some of them a try!

I’ve been feeling very big lately.  Every where I go, I catch people looking at my belly.  Today, John and I were buying some planting soil at Blue Seal.  I was standing next to an older lady, and when she turned around and saw my belly, a very surprised look came over her face.  Then, she blurted out “I hope you’re due soon!”  Uhh, ya, thanks lady!  That really made my day.  Not that I don’t already feel big enough!

Kayleigh was estimated to weigh about 5 1/2 pounds at my last ultrasound, which was done at 34 weeks.  Babies gain about 1/2 pound per week, so that puts her at roughly 8 pounds right now, yikes!  I never imagined I’d have a baby over 8 pounds.  I guess we’ll find out for sure once she arrives!

Aside from feeling huge, I’m also having a considerable amount of heartburn.  This is something I have dealt with a lot during this pregnancy.  I swear, I should have bought stock in Tums!

I’m not working outside the home anymore.  I got done for good on March 29th, and I don’t miss it at all!  I have spent the past month getting all of Kayleigh’s stuff in order.  Her jungle-themed nursery is finished and looks great!  The bedding is Bananafish Jungle BFF.

 Kayleigh’s Jungle-Themed Nursery

jungle nursery bedding

jungle nursery

jungle nursery

jungle nursery

Kayleigh’s Britax Chaperone Carseat is installed in our car, and all of her clothes have been washed, dried and hung up in her closet.  I have also had my hospital bags packed for a while now, and they are already out in the car.  We’re just (impatiently) waiting for her to come now!

Do any of you Moms out there have tips for surviving the final days of pregnancy??  How do you deal with the waiting game?  I’d love to know!



Apr 262013


Do you love Old Navy?  Do you want to know how you can get FREE clothes from Old Navy??  Read on!

I’m a long time member of the Old Navy Style Council, through my membership in Crowdtap.  I’ve been on 7 previous Old Navy shopping sprees, and I was recently selected for an 8th!  If you’re not a member of Crowdtap yet, I highly recommend , signing up!

Crowdtap works to bring brands and consumers together in many different ways.  One of those is through Sample and Share opportunities.  When Sample and Share opportunities are available, simply fill out the application form to apply.  If you’re chosen for a Sample and Share, you’ll receive coupons for you (and often times 1 or more friends) to go shopping for FREE clothes and accessories!

I have gone shopping for free winter jackets, flip flops, beach towels, sunglasses, beach bags, jeans, sweaters, dresses, scarfs, tees and more! Each shopping spree I have been on has been a ton of fun!

My most recent Old Navy shopping trip was for Old Navy’s Best Tees. Coupons in hand, I headed out to Old Navy with my sister, Angela.

Old Navy Best Tees

We were allowed to choose from Vintage Tees and Perfect Tees.  We started off in the Vintage Tees section.  Take a look at all the shirts!

Old Navy Vintage Tees

There’s striped tees, plain tees, and graphic tees!

ON Vintage Tees

There were so many beautiful colors to choose from.

Old Navy Vintage Tees

We had lots of fun picking out shirts to try on!

Old Navy Vintage Tees

I am a huge fan of this grey v-neck tee.

Old Navy Perfect Tees

Next up, we headed to the Perfect Tees.  We actually had a little bit of trouble finding them, but a very friendly employee directed us right to them when we asked for help.  I have always found Old Navy’s staff members to be very helpful!

It looks like a lot of people were interested in checking these shirts out!

Old Navy Perfect Tees

Again, there were many different colors to choose from, solids and stripes.  These shirts were v-neck and had small buttons along the collar.

Old Navy Perfect Tees

Next up, we headed to the dressing room.  I was 8 months pregnant at the time of this shopping spree, so Angela tried the shirts on for me.  I may not be able to wear them right now, but I need some tees for after my baby is born.

Old Navy Vintage Tee

Old Navy Perfect Tee

Old Navy Tees

Old Navy Tees

Even though I can’t really wear my tees out in public until my baby comes, I’ve been wearing them around the house.  They are SO soft and comfortable!  So, if you’re looking for some new spring/summer clothes, head on over to Old Navy and check out their Vintage and Perfect Tees.  You won’t be disappointed!!

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