Monday, December 8, 2014

PinkBlush Maternity + 25 Week Pregnancy Update

Hellooooooo 25 weeks! I can't even begin to describe the joy I've felt in passing the 24-week viability mark. I know this sweet baby is healthy, but I'm sure anyone with an infertility background will agree when I say it won't feel "real" until she's in my arms. A day that I long for, when I finally have two babies here on earth with me. A day I'm patiently waiting for!

I received complimentary product for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own. 

To make up for my lack of pregnancy updates from the whole past month, here's a photo bomb for you featuring my latest finds, courtesy of PinkBlush Maternity

(ALL of these are currently on sale as of this posting, so click to see the current sale prices!)

It's cooled down a lot in recent weeks, so a light coat for errands is absolutely a necessity. I love this one from PinkBlush! It's perfect for cooler days, with room for a sweater underneath when needed. It accommodates any stage of pregnancy since there are only 3 buttons at the top. The belt can be tied or left open. It's a wonderful navy blue that goes with plenty, including these delicious fleece leggings and my own boots.

When I don't need a coat or boots, I can throw on my ballet flats and show off this beautiful top! I love, love, love prints and sadly have not found enough cute ones this pregnancy. This one is fitted yet very stretchy for growth. It's also plenty long and covers my rear, which is what you need with leggings. 

Accessorizing this outfit is so simple. A statement necklace and drop earrings are perfect for going out, or swap the necklace out for a beautiful plain colored scarf to compliment the top. Either way, PinkBlush has you covered when it comes to maternity fashion and style!

And now for the latest events of this pregnancy.

How Far Along: 25 Weeks

Due Date: March 23, 2015 

Weight gain: +14 pounds

Boy or girl: GIRL!!!! :) 

Symptoms: I'm feeling a bit better than my last update, that's for sure. Nearing the end of the 2nd trimester, I've realized this is as good as it's going to get. I still feel strangely weak at times with a racing heart, especially in the morning. Sleeping is getting difficult, but that's to be expected! Time to add more pillows. I'm still dealing with pelvic pain, but the sciatica has not come back for several weeks - yay! I'm trying so hard to hold off until January 1st when our insurance changes and will provide us with some chiropractic coverage. Hot showers before bed do help, but do not completely eliminate the pain that wakes me frequently and causes me to toss and turn. Some yoga-type stretches are helping too.

Cravings: Still sweets, specifically chocolate lately. It's often what I reach for if I feel faint or weak, so I'm thinking it's a low blood sugar issue. Glucose testing this month! 

Aversions: Nothing specific at the moment.

What made me cry this week: Plenty, lol! I'm totally hormonal so sweet flash mob viral videos make me cry. Also, the pain I've been in also has me at my wits end at times, so watch out for cranky mama! I definitely have a very limited amount of shopping/walking I can handle each day before I need to lay down so I'm learning my limits quickly.

Medical stuff/appointments: Just had an OB appointment for 24 weeks, next one at 28 weeks. I have lab slips for fasting glucose and non-fasting (high carb/sugar meal) glucose tests this month. I'm skipping the nasty, toxic drink and going this route, especially considering my weak spells which appear to finally be concerning my doctor enough. That drink on an emtpy stomach would surely come up and/or make me pass out.

Something I am excited about: The office/schoolroom is now empty and resides in our dining room. With just over 3 months to go, it's go time with nursery decorating! Next up, getting the crib and a twin mattress for her room.

Baby purchases: With Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopping I scored some amazing deals on baby clothes and cloth diapers. I've also had great luck on a few local Facebook yard sale sites. I found a like new shopping cart cover and play mat for just $5 each!
Favorite part of this week: LOTS of rolling, punching and full-on tummy assaults from this little girl. I love getting to watch and feel the action! Also, big brother Buddy is finally wanting to talk to his mini sister, requesting to say goodnight to her and this morning he told me he forgot to say good morning to her! Melt my heart! I. love. it.



MikiHope said...

Those are really cute clothes! I'm so glad your little boy is beginning to want a baby sister!!

Jennifer said...

The whole outfit is fabulous - but that top is amazing! It's so hard to find cute maternity clothes. I wore a lot of Pink Blush during my last pregnancy because it was all that I could be comfortable and stylish in. Congrats on passing the 24 week mark!

Maria said...

I love the outfit! Very chic and looks comfy!

Sharon Martin said...

Lovely colorful top and your doing great!! Bet you couldn't wait to get shopping on Black Friday although probably online for you I should imagine. Glad to hear you got some great bargains.

Liz Mays said...

You honestly couldn't be a bit cuter! I totally love your top and outfit!

Julie Wood said...

You look so healthy pregnant! I love your outfits! They are so cute. It is nice to wear comfortable and colorful clothes like you are wearing when Pregnant. Congrats on your baby girl!

Cassandra Eastman said...

Oh my goodness, you look amazing! Such a fun post!! I'm 27 weeks pregnant with our 3rd baby, due March 10th!

Keara B. said...

You are such a cute preggo! And congrats on hitting viability! I remember being so relieved at that point. :)

Rebecca Swenor said...

This outfit is so cute and I love the jacket. Your belly is so cute. Thanks for sharing.

Sherrie Cruson said...

You look incredible for 25 weeks along! I also love the outfit, especially the top and jacket. Very pretty.

Shelly Peterson said...

You look amazing! I love the outfit and jacket they are super cute!

Debi@The Spring Mount 6 Pack said...

You look amazing. Such cute clothes. Nothing like what I had when I was pregnant.

mai tran said...

Happy mom gives birth to a happy child. Please keep that smile through out!

Ashley-Raye said...

I LOVE that top! The colors are gorgeous and I love the elbow length sleeves!

Beth R said...

What a cute outfit and your look absolutely adorable! Love reading these updates!

James Robert said...

M cousin is due for her first close to when you are, she is due beginning of April. You really look great and that new baby girl will be here before you know it