29 July 2015

26 Weeks PREGNANT! Bumpdate + Nursery + Pediatricians!

Have I told you lately that this really is my favorite post I write all month?! There is something about reflecting on the week of pregnancy and sharing it with you that I just LOVE! I know that when I first became pregnant I also became obsessed with reading every other blogger's bumpdates, and it was so exciting to see their tummies grow and read about their symptoms along the way! So lets hop to it, shall we?

Drooling over THIS dress! Totally not baby bump friendly though :(

How far along? 26 weeks! On to 27 and the last week of the 2nd trimester, what?!

Total weight gain: 11.5 pounds from pre-pregnancy. I am guessing i'll gain around 30 pounds total by the time our little man gets here.

Maternity clothes? 100%! I actually went a little crazy on my closet last weekend because officially none of my non-maternity tops fit and I was sick of the space they were taking up in my closet! 

Stretch marks? Really scary dark purple ones on both of my hips. I still don't have any on my belly, but those hip ones are scary enough I can assure you.

Sleep:Sleep and I have a love-hate relationship right now. I'm having a really tough time getting up in the morning lately because I wake up so many times in the middle of the night to get comfortable, to pee, or because for some reason I just can't sleep. I'm definitely starting to feel 3rd trimester insomnia!

Best moment this week: I passed my glucose test, praise the Lord! We also had such a reassuring doctor's appointment. We officially graduated to appointments every 2 weeks, which I can't believe, and she told us to start interviewing pediatricians. It just seems like it's flying right now and I am SO happy because I can't wait until our little guy is here.

Miss Anything? I miss not having throbbing ribs all day every day. I am trying not to be dramatic, but every single day I feel like my ribs are being ripped apart . It's so painful!  It feels like I can't breath and this is one symptom I never expected so I was certainly not prepared for!

Movement: All the darn time! The other day he was all bulged over to one side and you could feel how hard it was, his head or bones or little baby booty and Jake got to feel him and he couldn't stop tripping out that there was a real person growing in there that he helped make. It was a sweet moment :)

Food cravings: No cravings, really.I am in love with Mexican food and spicy spicy salsa but it burns my esophagus like an inferno so I have to limit it! Pregnancy heartburn is real, ya'll. 

Anything making you queasy or sick: Melted Cheese and Garlic are becoming less disgusting to me, so that is a plus! Lately after any meal I feel a little sick to my stomach, but I think that is just the pressure on my belly. Everything seems to be getting a little cozy in there ;)

Gender: A little man!

Labor Signs: Nope! I had one Braxton Hick contraction that hurt so bad in the middle of the night on Saturday. It woke me up and I started to get a little nervous, but it obviously wasn't a big deal because it never returned and I drifted right back off to sleep. For all I know, it could have just been a dream. :)

Symptoms: Rib pain, rib pain, rib pain. Anything else is so manageable but my ribs and I are not on speaking terms.

Belly Button in or out? More out than in, but she still can't make up her mind and just commit to being an innie or an outie. #afraidofcommittment

Wedding rings on or off? on! No swollen fingers for me, my ankles on the other hand...

Happy or Moody most of the time: Pretty darn happy. :) I'm just so excited things really seem to be moving quickly now. I can't wait to meet him and see what he looks like. Jake and I were talking about how he will laugh or smile or recognize us and it will be like we're seeing each other in this tiny little person, I can't wait for that! I happen to think I have a super hot husband, so I hope our little guy has some of those features I just love so much. 

Looking forward to: I'm looking forward to Fall and i'm not afraid to admit it! I know how annoying the blogosphere gets this time of year, but it is seven thousand degrees every day, and I can hardly wait to be in sweaters and put some pumpkins on my front porch. And of course, birth a tiny human who will hopefully share his mama's love for all things holiday. 

The past few weeks have been chalk-full of home updates, nursery work, and of course a little fun in between. I barely had any photos on my camera roll to share with you, but I grabbed what was still in my iPhone to share some of the happenings of 25/26 weeks. :) You can always follow me on instagram @absolutelyarkansas where I post almost every day!

How cute is this little coke Jake ordered for our S man?! I want to drink it but he made me promise we'd display it in his room. 

My attempt at a cute selfie in front of the wood wall in little guy's nursery. Watch the video below for another sneak peak!

I am planning on doing a full maternity-wardrobe run down for you ladies, but for now I have to say I can't get ENOUGH of ThredUP. I've been ordering a pretty blue box from them weekly. Everything is so affordable and the quality is amazing for second hand! If you use my link you  get 10 dollars so you can get to shopping. Also, use code 40NP for 40 % off your first offer. P.s. no one is paying me to say this, i'm just really obsessed! 

I can officially balance a bowl of cereal on my belly while on the phone, while taking a selfie. #lookmanohands

I mentioned the great closet-clean-out of 2015 that went down last weekend. It was out.of.control. But i'm SO glad I purged! I can't wait to capsulize my closet when the temperatures start to drop! Also, see that little blue bag in the corner by my vanity? Well, ThredUp goes both ways! You can buy adorable things, and sell adorable things, so that you can buy more adorable things! I've sent 2 bags into them already because i'm a hoarder and had way too much to get rid of ;)

That's it for weeks 25/26! There are a whole ton of updates in my Vlog below that i'm sure I forgot to mention here, and I'll take you inside little guys nursery, and you can watch me chug my disgusting glucose drink with curlers in my hair, trust me, it's a blast ;)

Thanks so much for all of your love and support, friends! If you're interested in anything else pregnancy related (including all of my previous bumpdates!) please click HERE!

Until Next Time,
xo Kylie


  1. I definitely feel for you when it comes to the rib pain -- it's the worst! I'm 36 weeks now and I hate to say that it just keeps getting more painful. I'm hoping she drops soon so I'll get some relief. My doctor told me to put a little ice pack on my ribs to help, so I've been doing that whenever I can. Sometimes it gets so bad that I want to cry, so it's nice to know that I'm not the only one experiencing this symptom!

    1. Girl, its the worst. Some days I seriously don't know how i'm going to survive until tomorrow! It will all be worth it though. Hot baths have helped me a lot! Hang in there, mama! You're SO close to the finish line! 2 weeks or less! xo!

  2. GAH the heartburn! I'm sorry you're dealing with painful rib pain!! I guess he is sitting up pretty high?? I feel like Adeline is making a bounce house out of my bladder most days! You look so so adorable!! Love that bump!!! Adeline + Sawyer = <3

    1. Adeline and Sawyer = <3 forever! :) The heartburn really is yucky. Oh my gosh the bladder thing is so funny, I have totally felt that too! It's like out of nowhere you think "IM GOING TO PEE MYSELF!" OHHH pregnancy joys :)

  3. Can you come decorate my house? And clothes hop for me? And teach me how to do my hair? Please and thank you!! ; )

  4. Soo cute! Love that dress and everything looks like it's slowly coming together. Sorry about the rib pain, that part doesn't sound like too much fun.
    xx, Mikkaela
    The Southwestern Prepster

    1. Thank you, friend! It is making its way to finished :) I can't wait to share some progress this week. The rib pain is brutal, but totally getting through it! Hope you're having a great week!

  5. You're seriously DA CUTEST. Loving the wood wall!

    1. Well don't you just low how to make a gal blush ;) I can't wait to post the full wood wall reveal this week! I'm OBSESSED!

  6. This is the cutest post!! Plus, can you live in Arkansas and not love Mexican food? haha - hopefully you can eat it again soon!

    1. I just LOVE Mexican! I just wish it was California Mexican...I was a bit spoiled in my upbringing and can be a mexi-food snob as most San Diegans are ;) Hope you're having the best week, girl!

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