My sister and I went down to South Georgia last week to visit and meet our new niece. While it was a quick trip, we thoroughly enjoyed loving on sweet Hadleigh. She is absolutely precious – seriously, such a beautiful baby girl. I’m so happy for my brother and Tory. Thanks for spending time with us and letting us hog her for hours!
Chris and I went in for an ultrasound and were so excited to not only find out the gender, but also see our little one. The last ultrasound I had was at 8 weeks when she was only a little dot – a lot has changed since then. Now we actually saw a precious face, two arms and two legs. So crazy and cool to see!
We are both so excited for a little girl. Chris was extra happy because he was the only one who guessed correctly. My mom, friends, co-workers and I were all thinking boy for some reason. So Chris loves that everyone was wrong and he was right.
We’ve already picked out the perfect name for our little girl – Frances Jane. She will be named after Chris’ grandmother, Frances.
Now we can’t wait to meet little Frances! And buy her lots of adorable clothes.
This weekend we checked out the new house – absorbed that it’s actually ours, took measurements and let the dog run around on his new terrain. I took pictures of the empty house too so that I can document the before and after.
Today marks 20 weeks of my pregnancy. I’m half-way there! The bump is definitely getting larger each day and I’m hoping I’m about past the point of looking like I’ve packed on some pounds versus looking pregnant. I’ve started wearing maternity jeans and this peach top is even a maternity shirt.
1. We’ve got the keys in our hands, which means I can get moving on buying new things for the house, right? I’m hoping to visit the house this weekend followed by a little shopping.
2. It feels good to officially have our secret out. I’d even been keeping it quiet at work. The girls on my immediate team knew, but not the majority of the office. Now the bump can come out of hiding.
3. 31 bits – an awesome company that sells jewelry and accessories made by women in Uganda, which then allows these women to earn an income. Everything in their store is so beautiful. I want it all.
4. My co-worker made her famous hamantaschen this week. Let’s just say I’ve eaten way more than my fair share. Good thing she made 7 dozen…
5. An interesting article that gives lots of reasons to stop eating sugar. Guess I shouldn’t keep up my habit of eating 4 Tagalongs every day after lunch…or all those hamantaschen…
Thank you so, so much for the kind words yesterday! Chris and I are absolutely thrilled to grow our little family.
For right now I’m enjoying watching this bump expand. Luckily I haven’t quite yet had to wear maternity clothes. I think my regular jeans are all just really stretchy so they’ve worked so far. However, I did order some Gap maternity jeans and they arrived today. I’m excited to stop buttoning my pants and just have a giant elastic band around this belly.
A lot of people have asked if we’re going to find out the gender – the answer is yes! I should even have an update for you on that front next week.
In regards to this space, you may be wondering will happen. I plan to blog about the same content. There will likely be a few more pregnancy and baby things sprinkled in here and there (for instance, I can’t wait to start thinking about decorating the nursery!), but I definitely want to keep the same aspects of fashion, food, decorating and fitness. And I hope you still want to follow along.
Thanks again for all the love! It truly means a lot to both me and Chris.