Monday, July 16, 2018

Coffee + Conversation


Happy Monday, friends. I hope it was a good weekend for you!

Madeline napped until almost five o’clock on Friday afternoon which is just unheard of for her. So we took advantage of the super long nap to head out to our neighborhood pool for the evening and push a late bedtime. Every Friday the rec club in our neighborhood has live music and dinner. Sometimes they order in pizza or wings but this Friday everyone cooked a dish so we had lots of barbecue, ribs, pulled chicken, and all the sides and desserts. We had a great turnout of around one hundred people and it was lots of fun, especially since Madeline was well rested and could really enjoy a swim and the music. 

Friday, July 13, 2018

Weeks 14-18 Bumpdate (+gender reveal)


I feel like I just shared my first trimester bumpdate and was so surprised it was already time to post this! One thing that is so different about this second pregnancy is that it is just flying by!

How far along: 18 weeks 

Baby is the size of: a bell pepper according to the Babycenter app and weighs 9 ounces according to my anatomy scan this week.

Weight gain: 8 pounds. I am at the point where I am supposed to be gaining a pound a week but was a little nervous about this because I knew I had indulged in lots of splurges during our trips to Maine/New Hampshire and San Francisco but am still feeling healthy.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

A Trip to the Zoo


Madeline visited the zoo for the first time this weekend. We have several options for zoos within a short drive from Charlotte but we opted for the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia because it is the best and the day was unusually cool and overcast for this time of year.

We headed out right after breakfast and arrived shortly before they opened for the day. Madeline was talking about the animals she was going to see the whole drive down!