Okay, real talk. I just taught myself to french braid FOR THE FIRST time yesterday. lol. I have always been afraid to learn because I have failed so many times trying. Then yesterday I was just messing around watching hair youtube tutorials, and this one girl just explained it so clearly that it finally made sense! I clearly still have some work to do, (that piece of hair I left out has been bugging me so bad) but practice makes perfect!
I have always loooved off the shoulder dresses, so I added a couple ones that I think are so cute for summer. The one I am wearing is from Target. I couldn't find it online, but I am sure you will be able to find it at the store.
Little pregnancy update- I am 26 weeks along now. My tummy has been growing slowly but surely! I get to feel her move consistently throughout the day which is so cool. It is the weirdest feeling at first, but then it just becomes normal and so fun. I feel like I am connecting with her when she moves around inside and I tend to miss her when I haven't felt her move for a while. Sometimes when I am just sitting on the couch or laying down, and feel her move and actually see her push my stomach up, it brings tears to my eyes, because that is MY child in there! I actually am making a human! This pregnancy has honestly been pretty easy! The first 12 weeks were rough, but the day I hit 12 weeks I felt like my normal self again. I am tired here and there, and get heart burn. But other than that, I have nothing to complain about :) I love being pregnant.
We are seriously so excited to announce that Ashlyn is expecting a baby coming August 3rd!! We had always talked about being pregnant together and it actually happened! We are about 5 months apart from each other, and it is so fun to be able to share this experience together especially since it is the first for both of us, not to mention all the pregnancy cravings we will be able to eat together now! ;)
One of our biggest weaknesses lately have been sweets! Anything with lots and lots of sugar is something we just can't resist. Anyone else obsessed with cupcake wars on the food network channel?? Okay, well every time we watch that show together we get the biggest sweet tooth and have to have a cupcake at that moment! Luckily we live fairly close to the Sweet Tooth Fairy cupcake shop in downtown Provo so we headed down there and had ourselves a delicious cupcake!
Ashlyn here- I seriously had no idea what to expect getting pregnant. I just thought I would get pregnant (actually not that easily) and boom, all fun and games. But I really got hit with a rude awakening. I am 13 weeks now, but for the last 8 weeks I have been super sick. I spent a whole week in bed, due to nausea. I had no idea that this was what a lot of women went through! I don't know if I just had it worse or was more of a wimp, but it really took a toll on me. I had no energy to get out of bed and do simple tasks around the house or running errands. Eating made me throw up and even my prenatal pill was hard to keep down. Just making food was to painful to do, so I ended up losing more than 10 pounds during that time. Now that I am just getting over my first trimester, it has really settled down. The waves of sickness come and go, and I still don't have much of an appetite, but I am so grateful that I can do more normal things.
Currently I have had a cold for the past 2 1/2-3 weeks. My doctor said I am fine taking Tylenol Cold medicine, but it still makes me a bit nervous. Any advice on what to take when your sick during pregnancy?? Or holistic remedies? My sister told me about peppermint and oregano oil. All things aside I am soooo grateful and excited to be pregnant! It is such a blessing! We can't believe that we are pregnant together too. We would have never thought!!
Thanks for reading guys! Any information or advice is so appreciated!!
Trench coat: H&M $25 (in store sale) similar
Sun Glasses: Romwe $7.99
Ice Cream Sweater: Aliexpress $14
Boots: Goodnight Macaroon similar under $100
Pink sweater: H&M $10.00
Leggings: Nordstrom Rack $19.97
Beanie: H&M $10.00
Booties: Similar here $59.00
Now that I am starting to show my pregnant belly more, I thought I would talk about some of my favorite things to wear during pregnancy, and how I stay fashionable when all I want to wear are sweats and hoodies!
One of my favorite go to outfits always include a dress of some sort. When you are pregnant you are constantly hot, and you don't want to feel restricted in tight jeans! I haven't officially started wearing maternity clothes yet, but I can definitely start to feel my pants getting tighter so I know its coming soon! The thing I love about wearing dresses is that I can wear most of my dresses that I already had prior to pregnancy, and I can layer then for fall! I love to pair dresses with cardigans, layer with long sleeves, or wear leggings underneath!
Speaking of leggings.. Those are my second favorite thing to wear! I love wearing leggings because they are stretchy, comfortable, and you can wear them with almost anything as long as you cover your bum! One of the biggest mistakes people make with leggings is that they don't wear the right top with them. This goes for pregnant women, non pregnant women, 40 yr olds, 15 yr olds, anyone! If your top doesn't cover your bum then leggings should not be your choice of bottoms.
Some of my favorite places to shop right now for clothes that I know will be comfortable and fashionable are Target, H&M, and Nordstrom Rack! I know I can always find a good cardigan, dress, long tunic, jacket, or leggings at any of these places, and now that it is turning into fall and winter shopping is more fun than ever!
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