Being back in New York, I’m taking FULL advantage of all the things I can do so easily here that were just off the cards in India, and I’m capturing them in my 24 and 25 week updates for you!
24 Weeks: WALKING!! I’m walking everywhere I possibly can. I don’t work on Thursday’s or Friday’s, so Molly and I spend most of our time outside just walking around. She’s loving it because she is so interested in people and watching what everyone is doing, and I love it because I have the freedom to go wherever I want, whenever I want! A few weekends ago, we took a family walk (with Jeremy, obviously!) over the Brooklyn Bridge and back again (admittedly it was for pizza at Grimaldi’s and ice cream at the creamery next door, but it’s all excused given we walked there and back – close to 5 miles worth from where we are staying!) This picture was taken on the Brooklyn Bridge (very touristy of me, huh?) post pizza & ice cream 🙂
25 Weeks: CONVENIENCE!! When I was pregnant in India, it was hard to find maternity clothes and those I did find just weren’t my style. Now that I’m back home, I can get them pretty easily in stores and online, but I’m lacking a bit of inspiration and feeling quite pregnancy-frumpy these days! A friend of mine is also pregnant, due a couple weeks before I am. She has amazing maternity style going on at the moment and highlights a lot of looks on her blog & instagram (Lauren McBride and @laurmcbrideblog) so it’s good inspiration of where to get some things and how to wear them (thank you, Lauren!). A couple of her posts talked about a maternity style website, BUMPstyle Box, that I decided to try. You sign up & pay a small styling fee and are then sent 3-4 outfits based on your style preferences and current needs. If you like the clothes, buy them & waive the fee; if not, send them back. My stylist, Hannah, ended up sending me a dress that Lauren also received and I LOVED it. It fit really well and is so easy to dress up or down. I dressed it down in this picture with Accessorize flip flops, a GUESS watch and minimal makeup. And this was the day a complete stranger told me I looked great. So thank you Lauren for introducing me to #BUMPstyle Box, and thank you Hannah for sending me this dress! 🙂
How Far Along: 25 weeks
Total Weight Gain: Last I checked, about 19 pounds (and I don’t know how that compares with 25 weeks with Molly, but I will need to check)
Maternity Clothes: 2 dresses from #BUMPstyle Box 🙂
Stretch Marks? Nope!
Best moment this week: Combined with the 24 weeks, I’d have to say it was hearing that everything is still on track and okay with Nugget. We hadn’t been to the doctor in almost 6 weeks with all the moving. It’s always a bit nerve racking to not get frequent updates.
Miss Anything? Buying clothes that fit my non-pregnancy self. I’m already dreaming of Christmas outfits and new sweaters!
Movement: Lots. Ninja baby part 2.
Food cravings: Not sure it’s really a craving but I LOVE Nestle Toll House chocolate chip cookies at the moment. I have the pre-made frozen dough log in the freezer & chop some off to make a few cookies at a time. 11 minutes to satisfaction!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope – all good.
Gender: Unknown – and YES, we are keeping it that way. The surprise is amazing!
Labor Signs: No no no no no.
Symptoms: Achey & heartburn.
Belly Button in or out? Starting to come out.
Wedding rings on or off? On, still on the opposite hand.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Bit of both as we are in such a limbo phase of moving/temp accommodation. BUT we have a place now & move in September 1st!
Looking forward to: Getting settled into our new place in September so I can decorate Molly & Nugget’s room (yes, they are going to share!)