20 WEEKS!


Well folks, we've made it halfway! Halfway through pregnancy and hopefully more than halfway until we get to meet little girl! Things have been pretty routine around here at the Morgan household. I've been working a lot and I'm a little disappointed to report that the days seems to fly by. Time needs to SLOW down! 😓

We're slowly gearing up for the holidays here in Florida, although it doesn't feel at all like we're rolling into October! I swear this time of the year always gets me down in the dumps. I try to get in the holiday spirit but its hard when theres so much heat, hence why I'm watching Nightmare Before Christmas as I write this. I need a pick me up! I need seasons people! This ninety degree weather seriously gets old when you're trying to decorate for fall or winter. I'm so jealous of all the northerners as they experience leaf changes and cooler temperatures. 🎃🎄 I'm also planning my sister's bridal shower set to take place in November which is super exciting! Bring on the flowers, cake and bridal brunch! 🍩 There is so much coming in the next few months which ends with meeting our little one before we know it! Her anatomy scan is set for Thursday so I'm getting pretty anxious to lay eyes on her and count all of her fingers and toes!




How Far Along: 20 Weeks and 6 Days
Total Weight Gain: I lost the weight I had gained unintentionally so I'm nervous what my doctors appointment will bring. Still negative 3 lbs under my pre-pregnancy weight. 
Maternity Clothes: I've been avoiding my jeans lately, still living in dresses. 😁
Sleeping: I'm not sure if its my work schedule but I have the hardest time falling asleep lately. I've been sleeping from 3am until around 10 or 11am. 
Best Moment This Week: Having Jimmy put together baby's crib and receiving her vintage rug. 
Movement: She's a mover, especially between 12am and 1am. Late night partier! 
Food Cravings: Back on the french fry kick. 😟
Sickness or Health: No vomiting this week! Hallelujah!   
Mood: I'm definitely nesting. I want to throw our entire house out and start over! Did anyone else do this when they were pregnant?! 
Pregnancy Wisdom: Baby Morgan has sleep cycles, which explains why she's up late hours!  
Weekly Milestone: Starting to actually feel pregnant. I can start telling a difference with this little belly of mine! 


I've been told this is probably the last time we will have an ultrasound until she's born so I'm really looking forward to my appointment this week. Slowly her room is coming together and I've spend the last of my diaper coupons so no more baby buying until she gets here! Or so I tell myself. Our registry is completed at Target and Amazon, however I find myself deleting items and adding more daily so if any of you experienced moms out there have any suggestions for me I will gladly take them! Its so hard to register for 'must have' baby products when you've never had a baby before! 😂 

I hope every one is enjoying their weekend! Tomorrow I plan to finish painting our hallways in the house. They have been bare since we moved in and I think it's time to pull the rest of our house together with the spare bedrooms and the nursery. I swear it's part of the nesting process. Purging and painting. That has been my agenda for this weekend. I think next weekend my mom and sister are going to make a trip to IKEA to pick up a dresser and some shelves for little girl. Decisions, decisions! Wish us luck! 



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T W E N T Y - E I G H T


I debated, going back and forth, deciding if I wanted to publish this post and draw attention to the fact that I am indeed another year older. Birthday Blues are a real thing my friends. For a long time, September would roll around and although I was excited because of the start of the holiday seasons to come, I would always find myself down in the dumps as my birthday grew closer and closer. I don't think theres a way to explain how you could feel so much dread but also feel so thankful to be alive while reading text after text from people just wishing you a happy and joyful day. 

For the last four years, I've been stuck on the age twenty-three. I can honestly say it was the best year of my life...so far. Every year we would break out the 2-3 candles and place them on a birthday cake just so I could feel as if I wasn't aging. Sure, it may sound selfish and many people out there probably want to slap me for feeling sorry for myself when I'm still so young in their eyes but hey, its the truth. I just never wanted to age another year older. I don't think it was the age or number itself that bothered me, more so that another year of my life literally flew by in a blink of an eye. And in one way or another its terrifying.  Twenty-eight. The number even sounds foreign to me. Heck, I was just barely getting used to twenty-seven!



Every year I can always count on my mom to post the most embarrassing but also the most sweetest pictures of me that she has collected over the years. I mean, thats what moms are supposed to do right? This one ↑ has become a birthday icon that I'm sure will follow me around for the rest of my life. Legit living the dream, happy and stuffing my face with cake. We spend our entire childhood wanting to grow up and I just want to go back and continue stuffing cake into my mouth. 😂😂😂

In an era where life has morphed us as a species to live to work instead of working to live, I sometimes feel really insecure instead of proud of how far I've come in my own path. I've also come to realize that in the short time I have been alive that at the end of the day, none of the success really matters anyways. People find happiness in the smallest things, and I want to focus this year on finding joy in the simpler things instead of stressing over a number on a birthday cake or the numbers in my bank account. The only thing guaranteed for everyone is that no one is getting out alive. 🙊



I can gladly report that it only took me a few hours of sulking in bed to draw the conclusion that I should probably make the best of my day. The lovely girls I work with treated me to a birthday brunch and even though I was envious of the never ending mimosas, I happily enjoyed coconut french toast and their company. The simple things right! I snapped this picture and sent it to some family members when they asked me how my day was going and to be truthful, I didn't feel any birthday somber while taking it. I felt happy and excited to spend the afternoon doing whatever I wanted. After brunch, I went home and sprawled out on the couch with the puppies until Jimmy took me to our favorite restaurant. Afterwards we bought our baby a crib. 😊💘 It was a perfect ending to the day.

There is a quote out there somewhere that reads: 

The Days are Long, But the Years are Short.

And as more times passes since my birthday, I find this ever so true. My day has come and gone and it will be here again before I know it. I don't think we're meant to learn lessons like these easily but I'm glad I've learned that time is precious and it doesn't slow for any one no matter how much we wish it too. I want to end this with a positive vibe and thank everyone for the love and support that they've continued to show me through the years or even short time I've known them. I also want to thank everyone for all the birthday love I received. It's definitely a great time to be alive my friends, thats the only thing I'm sure of. 😛




TARGET BABY REGISTRY - 2017 REVIEW



I'll be the first to admit, I have a real problem when it comes to Target. There is no such thing as window shopping in a store like that. One of my most favorite things about Target is the reasonable prices for the quality of the goods that they sell. Not to mention they are home to some of my favorite brands, always a plus! This being said it was a no brainer when deciding on our baby registry. I have heard mixed reviews about Target's baby registry but after having it for a few months, I can say that my opinion will be true and factual to the best of my ability.

So here goes! 

Setting up the registry was very easy. I first downloaded the Target Registry App and input all of our information. I also signed in and confirmed my Target account because I am an avid Red Card holder, debit of course so I can steal those 5% off deals at the register. Win! The app just wanted details such as my home address in case of people buying gifts from out of state, the baby's gender and due date etc. I was then prompted to add one item to the registry online (you can decline to if you want). I was then sent a confirmation e-mail that verified my e-mail information and baby details. And we were done! 😊 Simple right? 

I was then prompted to pick up my "Welcome Gift" from any Target customer service desk near my home. I was saddened when the first two times I asked for the welcome bag that they no longer had any in stock and to check back in a week when a new shipment was supposed to arrive. The lady at the desk was supper nice and sincere each time so it wasn't a big deal just disappointing. In the few weeks that past I finally got my hand on my welcome bag and was pleasantly surprised with all the goodies it contained! ↓ 😍


Inside I received: 

- one AVENT 4 oz bottle with coupons inside 
- two BabyGanics diaper with a coupon inside (size 1 diapers)
- one package of Lansinoh disposable breast pads and milk storage bags (2 breast pads and 2 milk storage bags)
- one Pampers diaper carrying clutch with a coupon (6 wipes and 1 diaper - size newborn) 
- a handful of random coupons (see below)
- one Aveeno sample of baby wash 1 fl. oz
- one Baby Dove sample of baby wash 1.8 fl. oz
- one package of The Honest Company diapers and wipes package (two size 1 diapers & my package did not contain any wipes although it advertised 10 wipes included 😕) 
- one NUK orthodontic pacifier for ages 0-6 months
- one MAM small & lightweight orthodontic pacifier 
- one Aquaphor healing ointment sample 1 fl. oz

I blame this bag for sparking my new profound love for travel size and sample size items! I was genuinely pleased with the amount of product that was given away in this Welcome Bag for registering with Target. However, I was not pleased with the wipes missing from The Honest Company package because I was actually really interested in seeing the difference in them and the Pampers brand. I was blown away by the amount of coupons that were also offered as well to the Target Baby Registrants. ↓

Some of these coupons were included in the products shown in the first picture. I just grouped them all together so you could get a better look at them. I think Target did a great job suppling soon-to-be new moms with a great array of different products to try at a discount. However, upon using some of these coupons I wasn't really pleased with the service provided by Target and its product providers.


Inside I received: 

- one $5 off Boppy Total Body Pillow
- one $5 off Munchkin STEP diaper pail 
- one $1 off Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil with a free 1 fl. oz sample
- one $25 off of $50 purchase of The Honest Company products (since received coupon has been 'recalled' - see below for complete details)
- one Buy One Get One Free Starbucks beverage coupon 😍
- one 10% off nursing bra or came purchase from Gilligan O'Malley or Medela brand
- one 10% off maternity apparel purchase from Target
- one $1 off any Baby Dove product
- one $5.00 off Babyganic diaper package priced $24.99 or higher (see below for more details before using)
- one 20% off any Cloud Island item (not shown)
- one $2.00 off any multi-pack of AVENT bottles
- one $0.75 off of any AVENT pacifier pack excluding Soothie pacifiers 
- one $1.50 off of Pampers Swaddlers diapers 

As most of you Target shoppers know, they frequently do sales in which gift cards are also advertised with purchases. I was immediately drawn to $25 off of a $50 purchase from The Honest Company. With diapers being priced at $25.99 a box, essentially I would receive a box free while receiving a gift card for $10 to Target (that was the advertised deal, buy two boxes of diapers, receive a $10 Target gift card). Upon checking out, the coupon would not ring in. I was so embarrassed but I used to be an avid couponer so I read and re-read that fine print before attempting to use it. The cashier eventually called over her supervisor and I was told that this coupon had in fact been recalled by The Honest Company and Target was no longer allowing it to be used. Fortunately, I explained that I had just received the coupon inside the registry bag and they manually honored it however they did not give me the $10 gift card as it was advertised. 😕 I also ran into the same problem when they ran the same sale with the BabyGanic diapers, again I was told the coupon was recalled and that this one time they would honor it, however again I was denied the $10 gift card. 

Overall, it's been about three months since starting the registry and I can say that there are both pros and cons to the registry. I find it extremely easy to add items to the app and even while in the store you are able to scan items while automatically adding it to your list. I also like that Target has multiple locations with the almost the same products which makes it easy for people living out of state. Some cons I did not enjoy was that product was continuously being discontinued or out of stock online which prompted me to delete said item and replace it. I also did not like that the high value coupons were not allowed to be used with advertised sales. I felt that was very misleading to loyal Target customers. I have also read that Target offers a completion coupon for most items not bought on your registry after your due date which consists of 15% off a one time purchase. This could be useful in a big ticket item. 😊 I hope this has shed some light on the inners of Target's Baby Registry. Again, this has just been my experience so far with Target's registry and even though minor negative experiences have come up, I would recommend this registry to any new mom. 💝





19 WEEKS & COUNTING...

 We've almost made it halfway! Well technically tomorrow we have. It's so crazy to think that Jimmy and I have had a baby baking in there for almost five whole months. This year is flying by and I have a feeling its just going to keep flying by just as quickly!

We have our 20 week appointment and anatomy scan coming up, Jimmy and I are so excited to see the little gal we've created. I have well wishes she will come out with dark hair like Jimmy and with my green eyes! Fingers crossed! This will be our last ultrasound that is 'medically' necessary so I'm looking forward to seeing her during the scan. I think this week its actually become more real that theres a little nugget in there which makes the connection to this pregnancy much stronger. I can feel her moving move and move everyday, not to mention I woke up with this belly that just seems to grow slowly bigger by the day! 💝


How Far Along: 19 Weeks and 6 Days
Total Weight Gain: Gained 3 lbs, still minus 1 lb from my pre pregnancy weight. 
Maternity Clothes: No official maternity clothes, but I have bought a few t-shirt dresses ↑ that I have decided to live in.  
Sleeping: Soaking up as much sleep as possible in these last 4 months. 
Best Moment This Week: Walked to End Alzheimer's with some of my friends, and picking out nursery furniture/paint with Jimmy. 
Movement: Feeling definite movement especially when laying flat trying to sleep.
Food Cravings: Nothing crazy, just trying to balance healthy eating and the "I'm pregnant" splurges.
Sickness or Health: No vomiting!   
Mood: I've feeling motivated and excited for these upcoming weeks. 😋
Pregnancy Wisdom: Baby Morgan can now suck her thumb! 
Weekly Milestone: Feeling her move! 🎀👣


We've really gone into overdrive this past week prepping the nursery. Paint swatches, furniture, and accessories galore! It's overwhelming honestly. I've been envisioning this picture in my head and I feel like its been such a journey to track down every little piece of of that vision so far. Pinterest can really get a girl going I tell you. Target also makes it really difficult not to buy everything in their stores. Shocking right? To all the other Target addicts out there, probably not, but this is what my nursery vision entails so far. 
Crib from Target


Macrame Wall Decor from Etsy


      
Wire Basket \\ A - Z Book Ends both found at Target


Vintage Distressed Rug ( <--- similar found here on Amazon )

I fell in love with a crib from BuyBuyBaby originally but after really evaluating what we wanted and seeing what would be the most beneficial to Jimmy and I during our baby's first few years, it just didn't fit the scene so we decided on a much more budget friendly crib and furniture set. I'm also into unique little knick knacks like these A-Z bookends and these wire baskets. I just want to fill them with little blankies and swaddles. I've also been eyeing all of these swoon worthy wall decor that I feel with tie everything together and give the room a unique girly look. 

We also picked out a zillion paint swatches which I narrowed down to six different colors. I was really torn between 'Quartz Blush' and 'Romantic Mauve' from HGTV's Sherwin William's collection at Lowes. It was such a hard choice because the vision I had but ultimately I chose the mauve color. I came home Saturday from the End to Alzheimer's walk and the entire room was painted thanks to Jimmy. He was busy as a bee cutting new baseboards and crown molding. SWOOON! 😍😍😍


The Contenders 


CAUTION: Dad at Work 🔨🔧

I thought it was a lot of pink at first glance on the walls but once it dried and the woodwork was placed I was really happy with the turn out. Not to mention Jimmy has worked so hard to paint, cut boards, not to mention grout and lay all the tile, it made me so proud to see him create this oasis for our little girl! Seeing such a massive transformation in just a couple months excites me for the upcoming weeks and I can't wait to see what the room will finally look like. I'm trying to enjoy the journey without focusing so much on the end result. 

I've been off for a few days and I'm looking forward to starting the week back to work. I've been purging our house of all the 'junk' we've been collecting over the years. Nesting has started early folks. I just feel that I need to rid the house of all the unnecessary stuff that clutters our life before little miss comes into our world and it makes me feel really at ease after donating it all. Almost relieving. As for this week, I hope that peace and positivity makes its way into each and everyone's lives who stumbles across this. Cheers to Monday everyone! 💕








WEEK 18 WITH BABY MORGAN!


"We have power!" The three words that most Floridians were begging to hear all week and some still are! 

I came home from California Tuesday night and it was oddly strange driving home from the airport. There wasn't significant damage to the area I leave in except in some neighborhoods. I remember driving onto our street and the whole area was completely dark with the humming of generators in the distant. Such an eerie but comforting sound at the same time. We did not have any damage to our house thankfully, with the exception of our fence that now leans a little to the left. 👀 But honestly in the grand scheme of things, my family is safe and many others were definitely less fortunate so I shouldn't complain. 

By Thursday night we had power back, which made for a rough 36 hours with three furry dogs and no air conditioning in 90 degree weather. Because of fuel and power loss, grocery stores were still very limited in what they were carrying as they had trouble getting trucks into the state. So I've been living off of naan bread and hummus for lunches. It was just a little insight into what potentially could've been a true disaster for the community I live in and it just makes me appreciate how fragile life really is. Places I once vacationed in just hours away are completely gone and washed away in a matter of days. It's sad but also very humbling at the same time. Slow but surely Florida and the rest of the areas affected by Hurricane Irma will repair and return. I have faith in humanity that we can restore and rebuild within ourselves. 💕




Due to our little power outage and going back to work, this post has been delayed a little bit. I was officially 19 Weeks yesterday but took this picture at 18 Weeks and 5 Days on my way to work. Not much has changed since last week except that I can feel a lot of tightening and stretching in my lower belly underneath my belly button. I had this overwhelming pain for a solid twenty minutes that felt like a huge rubber band being stretched but our doctors appointment went well and she's got a strong and solid heartbeat so thats comforting. 

How Far Along: 18 Weeks and 5 Days
Total Weight Gain: Still negative 4lbs from pre-pregnancy weight. 
Maternity Clothes: None, but I have pretty much been living in workout clothes, scrubs and leggings. No shame. 
Sleeping: Finally feel like I'm back to a somewhat "normal" schedule with the exception of work. 
Best Moment This Week: Vacationing to Californina, but missing my husband and dogs while they battled out the storm. 
Movement: I THINK I can feel some fluttering but I'm not sure because it comes and goes.
Food Cravings: Nothing this week, but I did buy a jar of pickles before I left so possibly pickles. 🍴
Sickness or Health: I only got sick once this week and that was the morning of my doctor's appointment. Ugh!   
Mood: This week I like to think I've been a little more pleasant. 
Pregnancy Wisdom: Baby Morgan now has little baby ears! 👂👂
Weekly Milestone: Had doctor's appointment and scheduled our anatomy scan! 😋

Work has kept me pretty busy since I have been home. I'm currently about to finish Day 5 of my five day stretch back to work and I already can't wait to come home and go back to sleep. Working in the Emergency Room, I pretty much don't get a moment's rest sometimes and since the storm I feel like we have been busier than ever! A lot of people didn't have power so we had a lot of incidents related to heat exhaustion and dehydration which has been extremely sad because honestly I think no matter how prepared we thought we were for this storm, even with such little damage, no one is really prepared to lose power for a week straight. We have become spoiled in this day and age. 


DONUTS! 🍩

Aside from work, I'll give you a little glimpse into my California trip! I usually take a lot of pictures, but this trip around I honestly just snapped pictures of my fancy drinks and all of the donut shoppes we visited! Pregnancy really does have a way of altering your taste buds!

I really had such a relaxing four days visiting my friend Jamie and her amazing family. Her little babies are adorable and spending four days just hanging out on her couch watching Netflix and doing absolutely nothing is probably the best vacation I could've asked for during the chaos that ensured back here in Florida. She spoiled me with a facial and fed me and my baby all the healthy foods like she always does when I come to visit. She's honestly the best I swear and her cute little kids are just the icing on the cake! Love you guys! 😘


More donuts & chocolate almond milk! 


Honey Ginger Lemon Tea! 🍋🍋🍋

Find me underneath the palm trees! 🌴

No but seriously, these palm trees! One morning we were walking from the house to grab, guess what? Donuts & coffee! And I couldn't get over how beautiful these palms were. This picture does no justice, they were absolutely breathing taking. It made me truly appreciate the beauty of the simple things.

I hope this week is good to us & to our community. With everything going on, I hope that everyone can find it in them to be just a little nicer and kind to the people around them. There has been so much stress and craziness, people have been acting a little wacky. Everyone is going through a battle, some probably with a smile on their face, so just a little thought for you and myself included to think about this week. We rise by lifting others. 💝







VACATIONS & HURRICANES!

Currently, I am flying through the air on my flight from San Diego to Atlanta. I just spent four days in sunny California and it has been pretty fantastic to say the least. It took every ounce of me not to say 'yes' when the check-in lady at the counter offered to extend my stay for another few days at no charge because of the current weather situation happening in my home state. I had the best time just doing nothing and feeling slightly guilty as I laid getting a facial while my house and neighborhood was getting pounded by rain and wind gusts. 😁 Sorry guys!

But lets be honest, I have a job and a life I need to get back home to. I wanted to toss a post out there for everyone, just because we still don't have power back home from what my husband and parents tell me. And there isn't any guarantee it will be back on time anytime soon, so a huge thank you to all the hardworking people going around the clock to ensure we have it back as soon as possible! I know how it is to be away from family when there is a need and it honestly just sucks for everyone involved. But I'm thankful, our house is safe without any damage and my family is safe, although air conditioning would be nice to go home too after being spoiled with such phenomenal weather and sunshine all weekend!


Hurricanes aren't anything new to me or my family. Growing up on the Florida coast, we've hunkered down for a few, heck one year we got four in a row! That was a fun couple of weeks. Although now, being an adult it is far more stressful. With a house and dogs and actual financial obligations to worry about, I'm sure it was anything but fun for my parents going through hurricane preparations. Luckily for me, my husband who deserves all the praise in the world for sticking this storm out, preps our house so its shuttered up tight and I've been able to escape 'hurricane duty" this and last year for Hurricane Matthew and Irma. 

Last year, I was beckoned to the hospital for the actual storm as that was my assigned rotation and I was quite shocked at how mild Hurricane Matthew actually was in our part of town. I remember a lot of wind and rain but for the most part we were spared any major damage and flooding. After three days and nights in the hospital I was never so happy to see my husband and dogs! This year I adapted the same mentally and expected about the same weather wise.  Hurricane Irma had different arrangements. 

We were predicted to get run right over by this storm and honestly in the back of my head I wasn't too worried. Selfishly, I thought how I'd be on the other side of the country and if mass destruction was going to take place as predicted, no amount of food, water or fuel was going to prep us for that kind of disaster. Friday came as I was boarding the plane to California, Jimmy drove me to the airport and kissed me goodbye and off I went as Hurricane Irma made her way through the Caribbean and towards Florida aiming to hit Sunday and Monday. 


"We are here." 

As the storm approached my husband kept me informed but then he finally lost power Sunday night. He shut his phone off to conserve battery power and he said cell service was pretty sketchy so we didn't speak much Sunday and up until this morning. Like I said earlier, I am so thankful that we have only power loss. Our house is only two years old and is built up to hurricane codes but unfortunately others weren't so lucky in our town. There were a few tornadoes that ripped up house in the county and some people lost their roofs and parts of their homes. Its scary to think about those things happening in your own hometown when you see those things happening in other places. My mom even sent me pictures of alligators roaming around town because of ponds overflowing. Can you imagine that?! Alligators just roaming the streets? I still can't wrap my head around it. 

It's becoming a reality to me that the next few days might be pretty rough as I'm sitting here writing this but I have so much to be thankful for. I'm thankful for my family safe, our animals and that I was on the other side of the country with our growing little nugget. I think we get so caught up in daily life that what is right in front of us could be taken in such little time and that is absolutely terrifying. So many other Florida residents have lost pretty much everything when a week ago their life was fine. Like I said, I don't know when I will be able to post again but things are good as of this moment. I'm on my way home to my husband and to our little fur babes and our home. And thats all I need. 





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GLAD TO SEE YOU SEPTEMBER!

Hi guys! I can't believe it's already the month of September, one of my all time favorite months! Not only is my birthday this month, but I find it to be a starting time for the holidays which is always such an exciting thing for me. The end of August ends with my best friend's Ali's birthday and then carries on around our little group of friend's birthdays, Sabrina, then Gabby, then on to me, my lovey lady Jamie, and finally Amanda (aka Kentucky) wrapping it up until next year. 🍰 

It's literally a month and a half of celebrations which leads into Halloween, Thanksgiving and then Christmas! I swear between pregnancy and trying to keep up with life, the rest of this year is going to FLY by! Which might be a good and also a bad thing. Still. Have. SO MUCH. TO DO. 



This week marks 17 weeks with Little Baby Morgan and I've been feeling so-so. It's like a rollercoaster some days. I feel so tired and sleepy in the mornings and then I feel great five minutes later. Hormones much? I've been doing my best to try and work out as much as I can. I mean if you didn't selfie it, it never happened right? 😂 And I've really tried to clean up my eating too. All this processed stuff I've been chomping on all seems to taste the same. 


How Far Along: 17 Weeks and 1 Day
Total Weight Gain: Gained a pound, woo! Still negative five from where I started though. 
Maternity Clothes: I bought two belly bands at Target this week. They were 90% off - so I spent a whopping $4.98 on both. 😋
Sleeping: Still sleeping in, trying to get moving more during the day. 
Best Moment This Week: Spending time at home with the dogs and hubby! 
Movement: Nothing so far.  
Food Cravings: Really none this week, but I have been eating a lot of red and yellow peppers. 
Sickness or Health: 72 hours vomit free! Yay!  
Mood: Moody is still my middle name. 
Pregnancy Wisdom: Baby Morgan can suck her thumb now. 👍
Weekly Milestone: We bought a pack-n-play, seriously such a deal we could not pass up!  



I've been staying away from the clothes and shoe isles in the baby departments I promise but first let me tell you about this pack-n-play. Jimmy and I added it to our Amazon baby registry and over the past three weeks, we have literally watched it plummet from $119 to a whopping $45. Ummm, what?! I watched it for another few days and temptation obviously got the best of me because it now occupies a space in our bedroom. 😏 Athena clearly isn't a fan as you can see from her face. 

I caught flack from some people because I bought off my own registry but hey, guess what? This puppy is now back up to $65 - which is still a good deal but I'm all about saving money. And if I can't buy any more clothes, I'll just buy what we'll eventually need always. I also thought that any product with over 300 reviews that results in four and a half stars would be a good thing to have. Especially when our house is split plan and the nursery is across the house. It seems so far away for such a little babe during the night. So stay tuned for an update a year down the line. 😁 

We also added some of these products to our registry on Amazon. I'm totally embracing having a girl now as you can tell from all of the pink colors. Every thing is just too cute to pass up! 






I'm totally obsessing over all of the Burt's Bees Baby outfits and bedding. Every piece of clothing is so soft and the bedding feels so heavenly! They're products seriously take up half of our baby registry already. I also thought the car seat canopy was a genius idea because it also converts to a nursing scarf and a grocery cart cover. Plus I think having a covered carseat which avoids all of those people who think its okay to touch a newborn out in public is a total win for me. And honestly, that diaper bag - hey a girl can dream! Maybe a nice little push gift, hint, hint Jimmy. 💕

This upcoming week just brings three shifts at the hospital and then I'll be in California for a long weekend to spend time with my friend Jamie and her adorable little babes! I can't wait to be in cooler weather without a worry in sight. I hope this week brings everyone positivity and recovery - especially everyone still battling weather effects in Texas. And I pray that the hurricane brewing the Atlantic steers clear of my home state and stays far far away from anyone else! 🙏 I don't think we can handle much more disaster.


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