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33 week Bumpdate + Nursery Sneak Peak

 Hey, ya'll!

Do people still read blogs? Lately i've felt like the blogosphere has moved straight to instagram and snapchat and as if you haven't already noticed, I haven't been blogging much at all.

Please let me know if you're still into the occasional post on the blog, because I love creating them, and as long as you're reading, i'll keep writing!!

If you follow me on snap or instagram, you know the nursery is full steam ahead, we're officially demoing our kitchen and living through a renovation just weeks before baby girl is due, and losing our minds a little every day. :) Wait, that might just be me.

I keep saying i'm going to be better about documenting everything going on, but with this giant belly, and a toddler who never slows down my camera always seems so far out of reach!

The past few weeks have been eventful, so lets just jump into the bumpdate!

How far along? 33 weeks!

Total weight gain: I've only gained about 15 pounds so far this pregnancy, which is exactly the opposite of how I was with Sawyer. I literally PACKED ON the pounds towards the end with him! I was actually down a few pounds at my doctors appointment on Wednesday because I came down with an awful stomach bug and wasn't able to eat for about 3 days. I'm so glad to be over that one!

Maternity clothes? We're totally in "everything is getting too small" territory. The other night we were going to head out on a walk to see my parents, but all of my pants that fit were in the dryer so I refused to go, Jake made me wear his man sweats and it killed my soul a little bit how well they fit! I guess i'm back to sharing clothes with my husband. 

Stretch marks? I've gotten a few new ones on the front of my belly, but not too many extra this time around. I am still very stretch marked out from my first pregnancy, so although not many new ones are popping in, i'm still covered.

Sleep: I was so worried that my stomach bug was actually the return of my "all day" sickness that I faced for the first 24 weeks of pregnancy, so I started taking my diclegis at night again, and that stuff knocks me out! I'm extra tired lately, though. I feel like I could easily take 2-3 naps a day. Growing a human being is exhausting.

Best moment this week: This week was such a doozy! We just got hit with one thing after another. I would say that almost wrapping up the nursery has totally been a highlight, though. Everything is so organized and i'm feeling like we're slowly but surely moving into "prepared" territory. I want to get a start on packing the hospital bag this weekend, and work is starting to slow down as most of my projects are being handed off for my leave. 

Miss Anything? Not peeing my pants. You guys, i've basically had a cough this entire pregnancy because of my horrendous acid reflux. Every time I have a coughing fit, I pee my pants. I cried last weekend because it meant I had to go upstairs and change. It sounds comical, but I promise it is THE most annoying thing in the entire world! I can't WAIT to have normal bladder function again!

Movement: Like MAD! We got the coolest video of her trying to escape my body the other night. Pregnancy is so rough on me but that is without a doubt something I will miss. There is nothing like watching your belly move and contort because there is an actual human being inside of you.

Food cravings: Frosties and French Fries from Wendy's. I could literally eat this Have you ever tried that combo? The cold + hot and sweet + salty is something that can't be matched.

Anything making you queasy or sick: I mentioned the stomach bug I had which was making me literally exorcism vomit every single thing I consumed. It was hell. But i'm glad to report we're back to normal and nothing is sounding too gross!

Gender: Still a little lady!

Labor Signs: Sometimes my BH contractions are so strong they take my breath away. I've literally had to sit and breath through a few of them in the last few weeks. It makes me feel convinced she is going to come early, but lord knows I have an iron clad uterus and she will probably stay put forever!

Symptoms: Peeing every 30 seconds, totally exausted, lots of Braxton hicks, but generally, feeling good. At this point with Sawyer I was so miserable I literally could barely walk. I'm so thankful for my toddler who keeps me moving! It's helped me stay active this pregnancy and I know that's why i'm feeling pretty good still. I have to sit and take a breather quite often, and everything is pretty sore and tired, but we're still going on a nice long walk every day and that is a huge win compared to last time!

Belly Button in or out? Umbilical Hernia = insane belly button.

Wedding rings on or off? on

Happy or Moody most of the time: I'm still pretty moody and a little mean. It doesn't take much to completely make me lose my mind, and it's the strangest thing because I can be so angry at Jake I want to rip out his throat, all while logically knowing how insane I am being. Pregnancy hormones are weird, ya'll.

Looking forward to: My sweet family is throwing baby and I a Sprinkle tomorrow and I can't WAIT! We didn't have a shower with family when I was pregnant with Sawyer, although my team at work did throw us a pretty sweet surprise shower. I'm excited for all things girl, and to eat chocolate covered strawberries and drink sherbet punch with my family and best friends. I'm super annoyed that rain is in the forecast, but maybe we'll get lucky and it will be pushed out a day! Make sure you follow along on Snap and Insta to see how the whole shower comes together!

Here a few highlights of the last few weeks:

So you'll have to excuse the low quality of these iphone photos, but I did want to share a sneak peak into our little ladies' side of the nursery. Her crib came in yesterday, along with her monogram, and I just feel like its the sweetest girliest little spot! 

I also had the most magical moment the other day when my little tornado crawled right up on his mama and fell asleep cuddling his baby sister. It was heaven. I had to pee so bad but you couldn't have pried me off that spot on the couch!!

And finally, we took Maternity photos with our gal, Jessica Robinson, last weekend, and i'm DYING over the sneak peaks. Sawyer was a complete nightmare, I won't lie. It will be a miracle if we have any happy photos of him at all, but she worked magic as usual and I can't wait to see the rest! For now, here is my sweet pup snugglin' up on mama.

Next week i'll share our baby shower and I also have an embarrassing post coming up all about the 19 bags we brought to the hospital our first time around, and how things are definitely downsizing for this little one ;)

Have a great weekend, friends!

Until Next Time,

What's on my Baby Registry?

Happy Hump Day, ladies!

Is it just me, or does it feel like baby #2 sort of gets the short end of the stick? It's like survival mode. By now, you're an expert, and you know what you need and you're not really into the idea of wasting time with things you don't. 

That's totally how I feel about my baby registry. My best friend was looking it over the other day and said "i'm really not thrilled about the lack of fun things on your registry" but we've got what we need, and there are only a few things we could use this time around!

I thought I would share my must haves with you for a second (or third or fourth!) baby, and I would love if you would share some of yours with me!

Ya'll, this thing is the rolls royce of strollers as far as i'm concerned. It has so many configurations and the wheels are something special! If you follow me on snap (@absolutelykylie) you saw me gushing about it last weekend. Even if you're having your first baby, I HIGHLY recommend registering for this beauty, and you can always purchase the second seat later down the line!

I am obsessed with this baby! It's so comfy and padded, perfect for those little newborns. Sawyer hated his carseat something fierce, and i'm convinced it was because of how hard and uncomfortable it was, but I love how this one is like a lazy boy for a baby, and it doesn't hurt that it has some of the best safety features around.

This one is specific to you pumping/breast feeding mamas, but it totally applies to the bottle feeding mamas out there too! Most insurances will provide you with a breastpump free of charge, but if there is one thing I learned from nursing Sawyer for an entire year (and pumping 10000 times a day at work!) was that a spare set of parts always come in handy. If you're planning on bottle feeding your babe, I would just toss some of your old used bottles, and pick up a new set. I think there is something nice about starting fresh!

4) Petunia Pick Bottom Boxy Backpack

More babies = less arms. It's science, people. With a toddler to chase, and a newborn to hold, you're going to need to stay as hands free as possible! I love the backpack feature of this diaper bag. It has plenty of room for everything you need, and it is darn cute to boot!

5) A little something special

Every new baby deserves a little something special that is theirs. Baby sister is going to have a ton of hand-me-downs from her big brother, but every one of her blankets and swaddles can't be blue, so I made sure to register for a few little girly things that would be special, and only hers. Plus, I can't even handle the cuteness of all the floral!!

Remember how I said we're all experts this time around? Choosing where to register is a big part of that! I absolutely love the experience at Baby Cubby. Not only do they have all of the things you'd ever need for your little babe, but its more than just shopping. Baby Cubby is truly a community for moms and dads alike. They have a mission to encourage and support parents, and they truly take away that overwhelming feeling that seems to linger every time you welcome a new baby into your family. They provide the safest, and trendiest baby gear, at incredible prices, all while never making you feel like you're being "sold stuff". I have absolutely loved my experience and I couldn't recommend checking them out more! You can learn more about their mission here.

Okay, I know I missed a ton of things, so I want to hear from YOU. What is on your second or third or even first time baby registry that I missed? Any must haves that i'm forgetting about? Let me know below!

Thanks so much for reading!

Until Next Time

This post was brought to you by Baby Cubby. All opinions are my own

Third Trimester is HERE! And i'm giving away a giftcard to celebrate ;)

Cardigan: Pink Blush c/o

I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it. 

Neither can my belly button, because it's literally trying to escape it's way off of my body right now!! We officially made it to the third trimester, and I can't even handle my excitement to almost be done. It's insane how fast the second pregnancy moves, but I can't say i'm complaining. Pregnancy is not my jam.

What is, however, is this super cute maternity cardigan that I can't stop wearing with everything! You all know from my last pregnancy, PinkBlush Maternity is my go to for the cutest Maternity Clothes and not much has changed this time around.

I love how light this cardi is, and how it can easily be warn after this little lady is born! 

I wanted to pop in for a 28 week bumpdate, but because i'm so excited to be inching closer to our May due date, i'm giving away a $75.00 gift card to PinkBlush and all you have to do is fill out the rafflecopter after my bumpdate! This isn't just for you expectant mamas, either, PinkBlush has an adorable clothes for anyone, expecting or not! 

How far along? 28 weeks + a few days

Total weight gain: I'm not totally sure, but I know i'm packing on the pounds lately. I won't lie, i've sort of been stuffing my face, and there have been a few pictures of me lately that I see and say "NO. I DO NOT LOOK LIKE THAT" So i'm going to do my best to reel that in in these remaining weeks. Fingers crossed breastfeeding is the best exercise this time around like it was with Sawyer!

Maternity clothes? Duh, PinkBlush to be exact ;)

Stretch marks? I'm not sure if I have any new ones, but my belly has been crazy itchy lately so i'm guessing I have some on the way. I'm more convinced than ever that stretch marks are genetic, because i've used every oil and butter in the book this time around, yet I still see a few forming. 

Sleep:I just turned the corner this week of having a hard time sleeping. This includes waking 5 times a night to pee, and it taking me forever to switch from side to side to get comfortable. Oh the joys of no core and a giant belly ;)

Best moment this week: We have been enjoying the best weekends. The weather has been fantastic, we're all FINALLY healthy after what felt like months of colds and sickness, and this last weekend we had all of the windows open, and it felt like Spring. I am loving all of our outside time with Sawyer, and welcoming the warm, comforting weather.

Miss Anything? I'm feeling pretty good right now, although I do miss better bladder control. ;) Walking is getting a little bit more painful, and she has dropped pretty low in the last few weeks, so I already feel like I have a baby hanging out of my lady parts, but for the most part, we're hanging in there. :)

Movement: Little lady on the move! Lots of movement every day, which is my favorite part of pregnancy. Jake loves to feel her rock and roll and after her 4D ultrasound last week,  it's interesting to see where she actually is in my belly. 

Food cravings: Chips and Salsa has sounded good to me every single day lately, but other than that no real strong cravings. I always have a sweet tooth so unfortunately I can't blame my overindulging on our little one. 

Anything making you queasy or sick: My one year old has some diapers that really rock my world, but other than that, i'm good ;) I have had horrible acid reflux this pregnancy, so I live off tums and if I don't take them I start to feel pretty queasy, but for now, most of that has passed.

Gender: Our first little gal! Triple confirmed at last week's ultrasound. ;) I still can't even believe we're having a girl, so every time we have a sonogram I make them check. 

Labor Signs: Last week I was having crazy braxton hicks. Like, I was almost afraid I was going into labor. At one point we timed them and I was at 7 in an hour. They weren't really painful, just incredibly tight and uncomfortable and I felt like I was having them constantly! I went to sleep and they never returned, though, so for at least the next 10 weeks this gal is locked down.

Symptoms: I seriously feel so blessed that I haven't had any rib pain this time around. That was probably the most brutal part of my last pregnancy. I'm knocking on wood as we speak because i'm terrified of having it again! I carry babies pretty low, and it already feels like her head is on my cervix so that makes walking sore and uncomfortable, but i'm feeling pretty great other than that. I had to travel for work last week and it about wiped me out. I forget how exhausting being on your feet all day is! 

Belly Button in or out? As you can see in the pictures above, my belly button wants off of my body. Sawyer loves it. In fact, it's how we taught him where his button was and he now loves to lift everyone's shirt up to take a peek at their button! My umbilical hernia seems to be getting much more extreme as the weeks go on, but luckily, isn't really painful so i'm ignoring it for now.

Wedding rings on or off? on

Happy or Moody most of the time: So, so moody. It's exactly the opposite of how I felt with Sawyer, really. The other night, Jake came home and I was just pissed off. Who knows why. He asked what was wrong and I said "i'm just SO hungry and there is nothing to eat here" poor guy literally named every restaurant in the county and I shot everything down. So he made me some roasted potatoes and I went to bed. He really is a pregnant husband trooper!!

Looking forward to: SPRING! Because our little girl will be here, and also because the weather is amazing and I can open up all the windows and enjoy living at the lake. Maternity leave starts in like 75 days and not that i'm counting down (i'm totally counting down) but i'm really looking forward to some time off. Even though maternity leave is far from a vacation, work has been so insane lately that I can't wait to take a mental break from it. We're also taking a long weekend to take our little guy up to the Tulsa Aquarium this weekend and I can't wait to see his face light up at all the colors and fish! 

This pregnancy is just flying by, and I know I will blink and we'll be in labor. (at least I hope that's how it happens) 

I've been meaning to blog some nursery progress for weeks now, but haven't gotten around to it, so make sure you're following along on snapchat @absolutelykylie  to see how far we've come!

Now for the giveaway ;) Just follow the instructions in the rafflecopter below for your chance to win! The giveaway will run until Friday, and i'll announce the winner then! 

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