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! 

Monday, July 9, 2018

Coffee + Conversation

Happy Monday, friends!

I apologize for the mini hiatus last week. It was a busy week and Corey was home more than usual thanks to the 4th so we just tried to soak up the extra family time and enjoy it. We had a great 4th at our neighborhood cookout and pool party during the day then relaxed at home on the porch after Madeline went to bed. The only thing missing was a big glass of crisp white wine! 

Monday, July 2, 2018

5 Goals for July

Happy July, friends! I cannot believe that it is already July. This year is just flying by and I cannot believe we are approaching the halfway point of my pregnancy. With Madeline out of preschool for the summer I have had to be so intentional with my time. Otherwise the day goes by and I will have accomplished nothing I need to get done except for playing with and loving on my sweet girl. Of course there are far worse things than that but I feel like I do have a daunting to-do list with items that need to be checked off.

1. Clean out the closet in the nursery. This is currently being used for storage and the most random items are stored there. First up is throwing out and donating what is inside because I honestly go months without opening the door.