Conversation #196: So long Google Reader...and random other thoughts

Nothing new - we all know Google Reader is about to be laid to rest, which I admit, makes me so sad.  It was easy and simple, and the app worked. I tried Feedly for a while and decided I didn't like (I mean I have used it for months now) so today I just decided to go ahead and jump on the Bloglovin train and I at least like the mobile app better.  However does anyone know how to get it to sort from oldest to newest?  Admittedly, I have spent 3.4 seconds on it, but I thought I would ask.  I'll look around more.  Anyway, follow me there these days :)

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Okay, so here are a few random thoughts from the week (I am too lazy to officially link up with anyone today so you just get a little brain dump instead):

1. I know you are all dying to see my latest pregnancy fashion concoctions, and I didn't have time to make it for WIWW this last week so here they are for you now (along with my 30 week picture which we hit today!)

Outfit breakdown: Dress, Old Navy (non maternity)
Necklace: ?, Forever 21 maybe
Belt: American Eagle Outfitters
Sandals: American Eagle Outfitters

Outfit breakdown: 
Top, J.Jill, non maternity
Skirt, Target, non maternity
Sandals, Lands' End Canvas

Outfit breakdown:
Top, Oh Baby, borrowed from sis
Jeans (I decided colored jeans don't count as jeans so I wear them whenever at work), Gap Maternity
Sandals, American Eagle Oufitters

Outfit breakdown:
Top, Destination Maternity, borrowed from sis
Skirt, LOFT non maternity
Sandals, Lands' End Canvas

2.  Baby update: I had an appointment this week and all looks well.  Our little boy is growing well (maybe a little too well; he has a big head and I'm not sure how I feel about pushing that out).  However, I am so excited for him and glad that my placenta moved up so that isn't a worry anymore.  God has just been so good and taking care of us.  I didn't even gain weight in the last two weeks, which blows my mind because we took a baby-moon and ate, a lot.  I know you are supposed to gain a pound a week, but since the little guy is already measuring a bit ahead, I am thinking it is OK I didn't gain.  I am not crazy about how much weight I gain, I just don't want to gain an unhealthy amount and so far I seem to be on track.

3.  I had to go back to the dermatologist this last week to have a little mole re-removed.  The path report came back abnormal the first time (not cancer, but abnormal) and so I had to watch to see if pigment came back.  It did.  I hear this if fairly normal when they do just a scrape biopsy so this time they had to cut out more and I got stitches - only two.  That's okay.  I would rather have little scars all over to prevent cancer than a huge excision later on because something grew.  Besides, the last time I had a big chunk removed was in 8th grade and it was awful.  The numbing shots BURNED so badly and I know I was screaming/crying loud enough for the waiting room to hear.  Luckily I have toughened up a bit.  That was also bigger, but still.

4.  The crepe myrtles started blooming around here in the last couple of weeks and I just love the pop of color they bring to the neighborhoods.  We have one in our front yard and one in our back (the pink one below) and they just brighten the yard up.  Now, I hate these trees if you have to park under them because they sap like crazy.  However, having them in the middle of my yard or along the alley - yes please!


Conversation #195: WIWW at The Pleated Poppy

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So I haven't linked up for a while to What I Wore Wednesday, but I thought it might be fun to this week.  I don't have many pictures, and it sure is getting harder to get dressed in the morning between my burgeoning belly and the heat.  I fear I may be dressing inappropriately by the end of the summer, but my coworkers better just be glad I have clothes on at all!  Here are just two looks from this last week:

Outfit breakdown:
Liz Lange Target Maternity Tee, $10
Old Navy skirt, borrowed
Sandals, American Eagle, $? I think they may have been around $20 (they are old)

Outfit breakdown:
Top, Motherhood Maternity, Borrowed
Pants, Gap Maternity, $15
Sandals, J.Crew via ebay, $7 (I think)

Now go check out all of the outfits from the the other lovely ladies for this last week!


Conversation #194: A quick idea

So I have wanted a barrister’s bookcase for ages and we finally got offered one for FREE!  Of course I took it, but didn’t really know where to put it in our new house.  Well, the husband and I had a brilliant idea (I will give him some credit).  We put it in this little nook in our bedroom across from my dresser and I filled it with shoes – I LOVE IT! barrister bookcase before barrister bookcase after

Don’t you kind of wish you had one too?  (The top part is a little secretary desk so I can hide books and bills and magazines in there)


Conversation #193: Life is on lightning speed!

Wow - I am so sorry! I did not plan on waiting 2 months to update y'all on life.  Really, I keep going back and forth on trying to keep a blog going or just throwing in the towel.  If I had more free time, I would be all over it, but I just feel like I have so much going on that I have to do that it is hard to find time do things I would like to do.  Between working full time, house projects, growing a human, and then the other things that come up in life, writing a post just falls way to the bottom.

Anyway, I did decide that today I wanted to take a few minutes to at least update about my pregnancy for my own sake if nothing else. Now I had every intention on taking a picture every week in the  same outfit for fun to watch my belly grow, but that has just been hard to do at home with the hubs.  Most times when I think about it I am too tired or in the middle of a project to take the time to stop and change.  However, we do still have some so I will post those whatever day I decide to download them from the camera.  Thankfully, in the meantime, my office has a full length mirror in the bathroom so I do snap phone pics in there with more regularity so I have compiled those for you here.  It is kind of fun to watch the belly grow, and it totally amazes me.

Being the first time I have ever been pregnant, it is fun learning what that is like.  I have had many family and friends experience it, but every woman's experience itself is so different.  Some bullet points on my thoughts:

- Having extra saliva was a symptom I didn't know about, but really notice; I wake myself up drooling in my sleep all of the time (was that TMI?)
- My skin can be so itchy sometimes so I must hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
- I feel like I look huge.  I am measuring right on track and not out of whack on the weight gain, but I feel like my belly looks huge already!  I know everyone shows differently, and although I am pretty tall, I have a short torso (my height is in my legs) so there really isn't anywhere for baby to go but out I guess.
- Apparently I now snore like a lumberjack - sorry husband!
- Oh and we are having a BOY!!!!  We are beyond excited and I just can't wait to meet him; well I can wait the remaining 13 weeks because I want him to be fully cooked :)

Okay, there is a glimpse into my pregnant brain and here are some weekly pics for posterity sake:

8 weeks

9 almost 10 weeks (horrible bedroom pic)

13.5 weeks

15 weeks, 5 days

15 weeks, 6 days

16 weeks

16.5 weeks

17.5 weeks

18 weeks

18.5 weeks

20 weeks

20 weeks, 6 days

21.5 weeks

22 weeks

25 weeks

26 weeks

27 weeks