Bump update: 27-33 weeks


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27 weeks: doing chores and still feeling pretty good.  Heartburn and my “displaced” rib are my major complaints at this point.  Caving in to my frozen yogurt cravings more often than I should.  Cleaning up after all our (5) animals is driving me crazy!
IMG_0133IMG_0083IMG_0054IMG_013028 weeks: still wearing my “old” clothes which means tunics and leggings.  Watching a bit too much tv (Season 1 Bates Motel, Call the midwife) and trying to get comfy at night using at least 2 pillows and sleeping on one side.
IMG_0160IMG_0239For our last Valentines day as a childless couple me and the sweetie went to the Dallas Art museum and then to one of our favorite restaurants in the Bishop arts district for goat cheese taters and other deliciousness.  My “displaced” ribs really started hurting walking around so much, but we made it through the day and enjoyed ourselves.  For some reason I couldn’t sleep at all that night and I had to cancel our plans so I could sleep all day sunday.
IMG_0225Thrifted this blue and red paisley dress for possible baby shower outfit…IMG_0250Wearing comfy denim shirt at 31 weeks…IMG_0307IMG_0292
32 weeks: had my baby shower at my aunt’s in Wisconsin with all my favorite ladies; it was a really special day.  (My lips turned blue after munching on these amazing cake balls my sister made and drinking blue punch). I ended up wearing a really loose horse print tunic with leggings, which did not show my baby bump well, but I was comfy and it was like 6 degrees so I just cared about staying warm.IMG_0367
IMG_040732-33 Weeks: at Ryan’s dad’s wedding ceremony in KY.  I thrifted a $6 Old Navy maxi dress to wear.

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Caught a cold and not sleeping well which is pretty typical when I travel (I’ve had about 5 hours total over 2 days in this photo–Isn’t my husband so handsome all dressed up!).  After all the excitement of seeing both our families in 2 weekends and being exposed to chilling weather, I spent the next week sick with a cold, my first time being actually sick this whole pregnancy (except the nassau during the first trimester). Despite all that yuck, Baby is growing perfectly and my bloodwork is great said my midwife later at our appointment.  We might be expecting a 7-8 pound (healthy) baby in two months!  We are lining up our families for visits and I’m reading some books about baby sleep and breastfeeding.  We are truly excited for him to be here but in the meantime enjoying as much sleep as we can get.  xo Jess

Bump pics: Week 15-27


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DSC_0030IMG_999619 weeks//at my sister’s winter wedding in WisconsinIMG_9991IMG_9990Here he is! We found out he was a boy at 20 weeks in mid-December.  Look at that little profile and that round belly! He was breech at the time and everything looked perfect.26 weeksAt 21 weeks I visited Wisconsin again and had a great family Xmas at my aunt’s (my first since we moved to Texas 6 years ago)..and it was freezing.IMG_9988Still just wearing baggy clothes because I feel big but not hugely pregnant yet..
IMG_9986And almost through the second trimester! Time is really flying by now whereas for the first 5 months it seemed so slow.  I think once I started feeling him kick and move every day (at 20 weeks on the day) makes it feel like he’s really real and this is happening.  Really starting to see the baby bump for what it is now..25weekbumpIMG_0031(Above: 26 weeks) We got another ultrasound at 26 weeks because the first one we got was not at a medically licensed facility (a pregnancy spa) so we didn’t get the full medical report, even though the sonographer did show us that everything was developing and looked great. We chose to get another just to be sure things were still going well and to get the medical report to our midwife.

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Look how much bigger he is already! according to the machines measurements Baby R is growing perfectly and is at about 2 pounds, his femur bone is almost 5 cm long and his head is about 24 cm around.  He was taking a few swallows of fluid in this picture and stretched for us a bit.  A few times he elbowed me on screen and I could feel it too.  I’m so super attached to this  little guy and can’t quite believe we’ll meet him in 13 weeks! (below shot taken Jan. 27) xoxojessIMG_0078

Clouds Part 2: Evening


Hi all!  I have been longing to get back to blogging but I still haven’t decided how to add more space on here, so as of now, I still can’t add any more photos, but I do have lots of projects to share when I do!  I guess I’m just enjoying the fall weather here lately, reading, cooking, and enjoying our dogs.  My sister’s wedding is coming up in a few weeks so I’m also preparing for that.   Here are some pics I meant to share a long time ago but I do enjoy keeping them around longer to get the feeling like I’m back in Florida on the beach.  These are my favorite pics of the clouds in the evenings; so so gorgeous.   Here are some more from our Florida trip if you’d like to see.  Hope we all have a lovely rest of the week! We’re going to check out the new Thor movie this weekend so I’m excited for that. what are ya’ll up to these days? DSC_0508 DSC_0503 DSC_0501 DSC_0492 DSC_0488 DSC_0483 DSC_0479 DSC_0447 DSC_0433 DSC_0430DSC_0733 DSC_0396 DSC_0391 sunset

Mini bangle dreamcatchers


I have a thing for dreamcatchers and I wanted to make these mini ones out of some glass bangles I had that I don’t wear anymore. I found mini doilies in the dollar bins at michaels crafts and used string, clay beads and feathers to create these cuties. I didn’t use any technique to make them besides stringing the doilies through every other loop and wrapping the string around the bangle going over and under to keep it from moving. I’ve hung them in most of our windows for a pop of color. Have you ever made a dreamcatcher? Xo Jessica
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Wisconsin + friends


Earlier this summer I went back home to Wisconsin and got to spend time with my girlfriends. We were celebrating before the wedding of one of the last two in our group from high school. I am so thankful that after a year goes by we are still the best of friends. I appreciate and am blessed by these low maintanence but so important relationships! What are you thankful for these days?xo Jessica DSC_0158 DSC_0153 DSC_0145 DSC_0143 DSC_0127 DSC_0125 DSC_0162 DSC_0163 DSC_0196 DSC_0244 DSC_0236 DSC_0230DSC_0203DSC_0194DSC_0214DSC_0206DSC_0263 DSC_0191 DSC_0189 DSC_0187 DSC_0183 DSC_0182 DSC_0180 DSC_0175

My style: Dots + stripes


Happy weekend! I’m off to the farmer’s market then Lowe’s for supplies to make a headboard for our bedroom.  we find ourselves reading late into the evenings these days and needing some cushion.  xo JessicaDSC_0036 DSC_0038 DSC_0041Shirt//Target

Skirt//Thrifted

Belt//Forever 21

Metallic sandals//Forever 21

Initial necklace//Boutique, Mckinney, TX

For more style posts look here, here, & here !

Scrapbooking: dating-engagement


Lately I’ve been doing a lot of reading and I even spent a few days organizing my craft room which had a years worth of stuff that needed putting away.  I was super happy to find a crafting table with bins sized for scrapbook paper on sale at 60% off at Michaels so I got to work.  I love looking through my old photo albums from time to time so I thought I’d share some of my pages I made years ago.

Pic 1-3//The first summer we began dating (2007) and went on an awesome camping trip with all my girlfriends and their then boyfriends too.
DSC_0011DSC_0013DSC_0012Pics 4-7//My first trip to Florida, the beach,  and Disney world with Ryan’s family. A lot of good memories.DSC_0015 DSC_0016 DSC_0018 DSC_0019Pics 8-15//Our engagement album made by our good friend and wedding photographer; 2011. I love it so so so much!DSC_0047 DSC_0048 DSC_0049 DSC_0051 DSC_0052 DSC_0054 DSC_0057 I love scrapbooking but I barely make the time to do it anymore and so I love how easy it is to upload photos into online albums. The quality can be sooo good!  How do you like to keep your photos? DSC_0055