Tuesday, January 31, 2012

You Can't Put A Price On Looking Good While Growing A Human...

Hang tight, Loyals. Today's post is going to be quite a doozy. Be prepared to read a little bit about a lot of things such as hot colored denim, amazing nude flats on the cheap, marginal cord insertion, anatomy scans and outdoor fun. How's that for Tuesday Tids and Bits, eh?





Loyals, I am in love. Obsessed, really, with these jeans. It's no secret that I've been jonesing for a pair of colored denim for months now, however never came across a pair that would fit my ever-expanding, ahem, midsection. Until, however, the day that I wandered into the ridiculously overpriced but so incredible A Pea in the Pod. And stumbled upon no less than 6 different colored pairs of Awesomesauce.

For the record, I will likely have to promise another baby to The Husband the second he finds out how much I paid for these pants. But can you put a price on looking hot and feeling good while growing a human? Right, I didn't think so either. So, Loyals. Thanks to these pants, it looks like we'll be trying to Baby Number Three sometime in 2014. If you feel so inclined to jump on the Colored Denim Maternity Skinny bandwagon, you can find these pants here. You can find the awesomely soft top that I'm wearing there as well. I mean, I had to. Don't judge.

Moving on, let me share another reason why I should not be allowed near a mall without a Toddler:  


The most incredible pair of $8.99 nude flats you will ever find. From, gag me, Payless. It's true. Due to quality issues, I had not bought a pair of shoes from Payless since 1999, much less wandered into one. But when a stir-crazy 19 week pregnant Mama ventures into the mall sans toddler for the first time in godknowshowlong, everything is fair game. I believe these flats are normally priced at $16.99 but due to a favorable mis-pricing, an entire shelf of these beauties were marked down to $8.99. Score one for Mama. C'mon. You know you want a pair. You can find them here. Let the record show that I am not above a good deal or an adorable patent leather nude flat. 

In my semi-weekly bumpdates, you may recall that for the last couple of weeks we've been "looking forward to" M2's anatomy scan on the 30th. Well, sweet Loyals, let me re-introduce to you a one beautifully perfect and healthy little M2! Who, thankfully, is still a boy. Yes, in fact, there is a tiny weenie floating around in my belly. (That one's for you, Meredith!)


Once again, I am in awe of Creation. Truly. As the sonographer scanned over my belly and pointed out each chamber of his heart, each ventricle of his brain, his tiny perfect vertebrae, his little button nose, his long bony fingers, his handsome femurs, I couldn't help but praise Him for such a wonderfully made little miracle. I mean, this stuff is just wild. WILD, LOYALS! And I am so, so thankful. M2 was incredibly cooperative for the technician and was quick to stretch and tumble and wiggle in between scans. 

One thing we did learn was that I have something known as "marginal cord insertion" this pregnancy. Basically what this means is that M2's umbilical cord enters the placenta at its edge rather than in the middle where it's supposed to attach. I've been reassured that it's nothing to worry about at the moment, but one of the major risks involved with such cord placement is often low birth weight babies. When the Maternal Fetal Medicine attending sat down with me after the scan, she half-joked that with my history of large babies (let's not forget the 9lb 10oz toddler I birthed in June 2010) a smaller baby may not necessarily be a terrible thing. 

This does mean that I've earned myself (and M2) a few extra ultrasounds down the road to monitor both his growth and the cord blood flow. As of yesterday, M2 was measuring at a little over 12 ounces which is right on target for his gestational age! 

Can we take a second to talk about those bony fingers? That's my boy! He's got his Mama's fingers for sure! 

Speaking of The Toddler, I just had to share these pictures from our playtime in the yard yesterday.


With all of the excitement surrounding M2's scan, C was Mr. Anti-Naps as soon as we walked in the door from the doctor's office. With nothing but a beautiful sunny and unseasonably warm day ahead of us, I could only think of one thing to do: Run around outside like total and utter nut jobs. And run around we did, Loyals.

C's new favorite thing to do is "gick! gick!" a ball around the backyard. It looks like we're going to have to invest in a soccer ball as to not confuse him any further. He also refused to wear his hat for most of the time because he has this crazy obsession with feeling the wind in his hair. 

Loyals, I kid you not. This kid is hysterical. All in all? It was a pretty awesome Monday, if I do say so myself. I hope your week started off not too shabby as well. We all know how much Mondays can suck around here. Don't forget to enter my latest giveaway here for the chance to win one of TWO $50 gift certificates to my FAVORITE paper company, Minted!

Happy Tuesday, Loyals!

28 comments :

  1. Lady, for $110, those blue jeans better push the baby out for you. HA. Just kidding.... You're rocking it!!

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  2. FINALLY the creepy dollhouse makes an appearance on ilymtc! :)

    See? Mondays can be AWESOME. I totally agree that you can't put a price on looking/feeling good when it comes to maternity clothes. I got about 80% of my stuff at Old Navy because I was all "But I won't wear it for very long! I can't justify the expense!" And now they're practically rags after just one pregnancy, so I'll have to buy new stuff the next time around anyway. (<--- insert evil laugh)

    Which leads me to...Payless? For reals? Because every time I walk by, I'm like, "For $16 why not try those sparkly ballet flats?" But I'm always afraid they'll hurt my feet & go to crap after I wear them twice. Shoe trends change so quickly, though, I really wouldn't mind buying cheaper stuff ;)

    I, too, am in awe of Creation. When we were struggling to conceive and I really began studying the science of it, I just couldn't believe ANYONE could EVER get pregnant! It's all so MIND BLOWING.

    Ok, I'm going to leave and go give some lovin' to my own neglected blog. Love and miss you, friend!

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  3. You are killing my ovaries over here (in a good, can't wait to have another baby kind of way). Love this post and the pictures of the baby. As much as I hated Preston's heart diagnosis I loved having ultrasounds weekly from 16 weeks and on and seeing his little body.

    And that toddler of yours... A-DOR-ABLE!

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  4. girl, the pic of you straight on, you can't even tell you're preggo! glad you can rock the colored denim...my lil sis can {though she can also rock boyshort hair and still look feminine} I however will have to stick to the good ole not-so-blue blue jeans until this body looks more like circa 2006 ;)

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  5. I totally agree...I bought a pair of skinnies, a pair of capris (I was due in July, kill me)...and a shirt from Pea in the Pod...and I left about 300 bucks poorer..but I wore those 3 pieces throughout my ENTIRE pregnancy and they made me feel hot. I remember B almost having a heart attack upon seeing the receipt but the fact that it silenced my whining about how much of a whale I was...I believe that was priceless. You look hot, Mama!

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  6. and PS - I got a pair of pink ballet flats for 5 dollars even from...WALMART. I get so many compliments on them and love the snotty look on people's faces when I tell them where they're from :) a deal is a deal!

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  7. Ok first off - love the jeans! Second, I saw that payless had some super cute flats in stock and was planning on swinging in there asap. Those nudes are definitely on the list to buy!

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  8. You suck...I just spent $40 on shoes

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  9. What wonderful news all the way around! Praise the Lord for a healthy baby boy, first and foremost. Second, praise the Lord for sunshine and warmth in January so you can get out and gick. And finally, praise the Lord for those awesome skinnies! They look AWESOME on you!!!!!!! LOVE THEM!!!

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  10. You look fantastic!! I want a pair of those flats. I'll have to go in and try them on. I have pretty narrow feet and I feel like payless and target flats always run wide.

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  11. You look great!! I am jealous of your skinny legs with your cute baby bump!! :)

    I have been looking for a pair of flats JUST like those!! $8.99?!! Even for $16.99 I am going ASAP to purchase those!!

    LOVE your ultrasound pics!! SO cute!! and your older son is SO cute too, love his blonde curly locks!! :)

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  12. Love the pants. I am a designer jean freak so that's a steal in my book!!

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  13. You are so cute! You look freaking awesome and I want a pair of those flats NOW! LOL So glad everything is happy and healthy in there for M2!

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  14. You look great!

    My son weighed the same as your first boy did at birth :)

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  15. Looking good!! I really want that shirt...and I am not even pregnant, nor do I plan on getting pregnant. EVER AGAIN!

    I love the shoes...actually I just ordered them online!

    M2 is adorable! And so is Carter!

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  16. Fanfreakingtabulous friend!! That is how awesome you look!! And C- oh my gah- he is a boy NOT a toddler! Can't even take it!! And PS Kelsey is into older guys so this is totes working in their favor! Xoxox

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  17. Pea in a Pod gets me every time. I feel very lucky that with my first pregnancy my generous mother bought me a ton of Joe's including a jean skirt, jean shorts, and jean capris...and I wore them on a weekly basis! I love the colored denim and the top..and you are rockin that bump!!!

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  18. Neeeed those jeans! And I was just telling my husband yesterday that it amazes me that I can't even plant a flower without killing it but my body is capable of making another HUMAN. Crazyness!

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  19. I've told you how much I love those skinnies. In love. I bought random crap when I was pregnant with K and now the next, I will be seriously investing, with of course, a promise to the husband that another pregnancy will enjoy them.
    Pregnancy and babies are SUCH an amazing miracle from God!
    I laughed out loud when you talked about C's wind obsession, hilarious! I cannot get over that kid!

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  20. You are one HOT mama! You look fab in those jeans... And that precious little hand waving on the sonogram...melt my heart. I just love it. Hope you're having a fabulous, wonderful, amazing Tuesday!

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  21. whoa! I had to do a double take - I thought that the front picture and the side picture was a before pregnancy and a now picture - you seriously cannot tell that you are preggers from the front! Also, love the ballet flats, I may be google mapping myself to a payless today!

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  22. Praise Him for another healthy baby!

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  23. Glad he's a healthy boy! Cute blue pants, even if they did cost an arm and a leg ;)

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  24. Your ultrasound pictures are AHmazing. Those are so cool, mine don't look like that all. So cool!

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  25. Love your outfit. You look great! And, the way I see it. The discounted shoes sort of help with the overly expensive maternity pants. I mean that's how women do math, right? ;)

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  26. Absolutely adorable outfit! You look incredible while growing a human

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  27. You're rockin those colorful jeans!

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  28. New Follower...Your little boy is absolutely adorable & congrats on baby number 2, love your blog! :)

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