Showing posts with label Baby bump. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Baby bump. Show all posts

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Mama Style: PinkBlush Maternity & A GIVEAWAY!!

Hi! Today I'm featuring some of my favorite clothing items from PinkBlush Maternity and wanted to share all about my picks and why I love PinkBlush. Stay tuned for a great giveaway opportunity at the end of the post! 

PinkBlush Maternity has the cutest selection of maternity clothes!  They are so affordable and there are so many great items to choose from.  Normally, when you think of a maternity boutique, you may think of frumpy, loose maternity clothes, but that is not the case with PinkBlush!  From fitted tops to flowy looks, everything is trendy and will make you look your best during your pregnancy.  I love that they have nursing apparel available and lots of postpartum looks that are perfect once the baby is born to keep you confident and feeling good.  PinkBlush also has amazing customer service and they frequently offer discount codes on their website - perfect for shopping and stocking up! ;) There's also a PinkBlush for women, which has so many great options if you're not an expecting mama! 

My first item that I chose was this springy crochet accent top in peach and white stripes.  I'm a huge fan of stripes and love the top crochet accent! I'm wearing a size medium and its a great stretchy, light material.  It would definitely work well throughout your entire pregnancy to showcase your growing bump ;)  

PinkBlush has so many great cute maternity dresses for all occasions!  From casual maxi dresses to more formal occasion dresses there's something for everyone and every event.  I chose this pink lace belted dress for Easter coming up and I love the texture of the lace and it's so comfortable!  Again, I got this in a size medium and it could definitely accommodate a small bump to a full term bump. I think it's the perfect spring color and I love the belt accent - pair it with flats and a jean jacket or a cute sweater and you're all set for a stylish holiday. I also love this maternity maxi dress for a comfortable, yet pulled together look and this cute maternity dress - perfect for your baby shower! 

Ok mamas, I feel like towards the end, or beginning ;) of pregnancy, leggings are the most comfortable item you can wear.  These black fleece lined maternity leggings are beyond comfortable!  Did you read that...fleece lined?!?!  Where have these been all my life?! They are not see-through at all, which is a must for me to feel comfortable to wear these outside of the house for errands, etc.  It is one size fits all so they're extremely stretchy and accommodate your belly well.  These would be super cute to be comfy all day (see picture above) or to wear under a tunic or flowy shirt for going out.  

Overall, I'm so happy with my PinkBlush Maternity items and can't wait to stock up on a few more basics!  Thank you so much to PinkBlush Maternity for providing me with these special items!  

Now for the GIVEAWAY part... I'm so excited to offer you a chance to win a $75 gift card to PinkBlush!  Head over to my Instagram (@thebirdsnestblog) to win!! Giveaway starts February 25 and ends March 1, 2016 at 11:59pm EST.  Good luck! XOXO

Thursday, November 12, 2015

16 Weeks - Baby Update

Today marks 16 weeks with baby number two.  Tomorrow we're headed to the doctor to check the baby's growth and we'll be able to see if the baby is a boy or girl.  Normally, they would wait until 20 weeks for another ultrasound, but since the baby was measuring ahead of schedule they are checking to see growth progression and if my due date is accurate.  I'm SO excited!  Instead of finding out at the appointment, I'll be asking them to write it down and seal it in an envelope.  Then the big gender reveal plans will get started!  I'm thrilled that Freshly Picked will be doing our gender reveal for us and they'll know what it is before we do!  We'll be having a small get together mid-week next week to reveal blue or pink moccs...super excited!  Can't wait to share with all of you!

With Olivia, I was good about weekly updates and with baby two it's basically when I get a chance (or remember) #sorrybaby #secondchild oops ;)

How far along:  16 weeks

Gender Prediction: Girl...I've been feeling very similar to when I had Olivia so we'll see!

Maternity Clothes:  Not yet, still wearing my regular jeans and tops...although that may change soon as I'm starting to pop out a little

Cravings:  Nothing too crazy... still loving grapefruit and anything shrimp related.  Although I did start texting Rob at work around 8am yesterday to decide what he wanted for if I was starving and would never eat again. 

Aversions:  I can't even look at/think about anything Asian based.  The thought of lettuce wraps literally makes me gag.  I can barely type the words! Random, I know but some of you have asked for my lettuce wrap recipe and I just can't even think about it.  Also, anything with ginger, stir fry, literally anything like that I can't even stomach the thought.  

Missing the most:  Probably a good deli sandwich and some sushi... and sleep.

Sleep:  I feel like I'm more sleep deprived than when Olivia was a newborn.  I don't know what is wrong with me?!? I wake up for hours and hours at a time throughout the night and I'm up between 5 and 6 for the day, which makes for a loooong day with a toddler!

Overall health:  Overall, feeling pretty good.  I've had a sore throat that will hopefully be on it's way out soon and very tired, but feeling much better than first trimester.  

So excited to share our gender news with you soon!  Be sure to follow along with me on Instagram (@thebirdsnestblog) for all of the updates! XO 

Monday, October 19, 2015


We are so excited to announce that Olivia is going to be a BIG SISTER!

I feel like I've known forever and we are finally sharing our secret!  The first trimester really wiped me out, hence the absence on the blog! There were so many times I wanted to share our news because I felt guilty for the lack of posts, but I'm hoping to feel better very soon as I'm in the second trimester.  My due date seems to be going back and forth between April 23 & 28 (Olivia's birthday!) so I'm getting a 16 week ultrasound to check the growth.  Super excited about that because we can find out what the baby is! Currently, the baby is measuring 13 weeks so that would be consistent with the first due date. Another surprise is that my twin sister is also expecting her second baby and we are due ONE day apart (or four with the second date)!!! How crazy is that?!  The girls were born 8 weeks apart so this may be a Father of the Bride situation this time where the family slides back and forth between hospital rooms ;)  I'm so happy to be sharing the experience with her again and even more happy that we both have toddlers.  Aka...after the fourth meltdown of the day, lip gloss on the walls and no nap ninjas, we can text each other with emojis and phrases like "kill me" with full understanding on the other side... of course those feelings are only here and there ;) 

Anyway, I have some fun giveaways coming up that you won't want to miss and I'll be sharing more details of our baby news soon!  So excited to share with you XO 

Saturday, April 27, 2013

35, 36, 37, & 38 weeks - Baby Bird Bump

{Weeks 35, 36, 37, & 38}

{Reallllllly hoping baby comes this week!}

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Baby Bird {30, 31, 32, 33, & 34 Weeks!}

Apparently I can't keep up with my weekly updates...whoops.  I read all of my favorite blogs almost daily and I always think about posting my updates and then life gets in the way and before I know it, another week has gone by.  I thought the best way to share would be via Instagram.  Here's some life lately pics for a little glimpse into what's been going on around the Bird's Nest...

*This post is filled with pics...sometimes it's just nice for a little picture walk through daily life.  Tutorials will be posted throughout the next week or two for:  DIY baby headbands, DIY baby mobile, and DIY nursery tree mural*

Let's begin...

We decided to update our bedroom and hallway closets with brand new doors and closet systems.  So exciting!  This was our before...


And after...ahh b-e-a-u-tiful & organized!

My hubby's honey-do list is about a mile long and he's been a trooper through it all!  My little pregnant mind is always spinning with updates and projects for us  him to do:)  The other night I needed (NEEDED) a wall command I just suggested that we hang the dry erase board and mail organizers I picked up from Home Goods.  I think my hubby caught on after I simply said...hmmm it would be so nice if it could just get done so we can check it off the list...around 10 minutes later it was done and I felt calmed:)

The dry erase calendar has really been working for us (well, me, who am I kidding that he actually looks at it!) I write down all of our bills, work schedule, important dates, etc...below is an example of how it's started each month...

30 weeks with Baby Bird!

Sweet flowers from my hubby...

Our baby headband model adorable is she?!  I had a DIY baby headband get together with my sister, Kristen, and friend, Julia, and we made the cutest baby headbands!!  Tutorial to come...

I can't stand the cuteness...

On to 31 weeks...

Some outtakes for you... this was after my mom was taking my picture super close and I eventually said "just stand back and I'll crop myself..."  Yeah say that in your head and realize what it sounds like...:)

Nursery sneak peek: Baby's dresser/changing table all put together...

 Daddy & Grandpa putting dresser together for the baby's nursery...

She's so cute when she's sleeping... when she's sleeping is the main point ;)

Annabelle found her new spot to relax...

32 weeks...Happy St. Patrick's Day...blessing for the baby this week...

Like you don't have birthday parties for your animal babies...

33 weeks...Happy Spring!

Love her mobile!  Tutorial coming soon for DIY baby mobile...

Loving her mural!  My friend Leslie and I painted this in her bedroom...  Leslie is so talented & I love how it came out!!!

Current state of our bathroom because I'm crazy and needed the bathroom done before the baby arrives!!! I can't wait to see how it's going to turn out and I'm so excited!  Our friend Tom is renovating everything and he had such great ideas...can't wait until it's done...

And finally...34 weeks!

Told you it was a long one...hope you enjoyed this glimpse into life lately!  Be back with tutorials soon!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Baby Bird - 26, 27, 28, 29 Weeks {Picture Walk}


This post is not one my normal updates as it's been 4 weeks since my last post! Slacker!!  I thought it might be nice to let you see a little glimpse of my everyday life as well as my bump update pictures:)

{26 Weeks}

{27 Weeks}

{28 Weeks}

{29 Weeks}

{My sister's gender reveal cupcake}

{Cinnamon Roll Baking Day via Pinterest!}

{Glucose Test time...passed!}

{Annabelle caught in the act!!}

{Baby Bird is having a baby girl cousin!!}

{Valentine's Day}

Can't believe there's only a little over 10 weeks left until Baby Bird makes her debut! Hope you enjoyed a little glimpse of my life lately:)

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