The Littlest Funk blog: June 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

My Little "Miss Fourth of July"

I seriously have so much fun dressing Emma up in fun outfits and taking pictures.  If only she enjoyed it as much as I do!  She does like headbands and necklaces, but she plays so rough, it's hard to keep them on her.  Or, she is so all over the place that I can't get a good picture.  Oh, the joys of a 13 month old!

I was able to have some fun with her in her 4th of July outfit for this year.  Her headband came from Birdie Baby Boutique.  Katy has the cutest headbands and is so creative!  We absolutely love her shop and pretty much all of Em's headbands are from there.  You can check her out here.   Em's tank (that is a dress on her :)) is from my shop, The Littlest Funk Boutique.





 









-Aly
 


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

"Sweet" Summer Time

Summer is for playing outside with friends, swimming, traveling and just being out in the sun!  Unless, you live in Florida where 90 Degrees feels like 105 and the humidity is ridiculous.  Then, the Summer is for hanging out in the shade with a yummy sno-cone!

I have been dying to try this sno-cone place out near the beach on Treasure Island called "Sno-Balls"  Last week was the perfect opportunity to do so and we were not disappointed.  They were cold and filled to the top with sugary syrup.  Just as any good sno-cone should be.  The color changing spoons were a big hit too!

My sweet, little neighbor Delainey, whom Emma just adores went with us to Toddler Time at the library earlier that day.  We barely made it inside without looking like we had just showered.  After leaving and of course, sweating all the way to the car, I decided it was the perfect day to go out and get sno-cones.  Delainey agreed :)

Michael was home that day, so he even got to join us on our date, which is an even sweeter treat!  "D" got cake batter, I got Bahama Mama and Michael got Cherry with Root Beer.  YUM!







Look at that little face!  We try not to let Emma have sugar, but sometimes I can't resist letting her join in all the fun!
I'm so thankful for the wonderful people in our lives.  We really hit the neighbor jackpot when we bought our home last year and I love that Emma gets to make memories like these with them!


Friday, June 19, 2015

Week 16 | Baby Funk2


  • How far along?: 16 weeks
  • Baby is the size of a: avocado (4-5 in, 3-5 oz) (according to WTE Pregnancy)
  • Total weight gain/loss:  -3 lbs I can't seem to gain any weight, which is very surprising given all the food I am constantly eating.
  • Stretch Marks? Nothing new so far.
  • The Bump: It's definitely there now.  I'm in the "is she pregnant, or just chubby" phase.
  • Symptoms:  Pregnancy dreams-they have been so weird.   I had some stomach cramps lately, but they don't last long.  My boobs are so heavy now!
  • Food Cravings: Ice cold fruit.  Peaches, watermelon, apples, cherries...as long as it's cold, I want it.
  • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: Nope.
  • Sleep: I'm going to bed really early and sleeping pretty well.  Still taking an afternoon nap with Emma as much as I can.
  • What I miss: Sleeping through the night without having to get up.
  • Weddings Rings On or Off: On.
  • Any Names Picked Out Yet: No and I don't even know where to begin.  Michael and I are so opposite on these things.  We didn't have a name for Emma until a few weeks before she was here....AND she was a week late.  Ha!
  • Gender: It's a.....SURPRISE!  Michael found out and of course, couldn't keep it a secret and told me.  He already blabbed it to a few close friends and his parents, but we've decided to keep it to ourselves from everyone else, including my family!
  • Movement: None that I've noticed.
  • Maternity Clothes: I knew fitting into my pre-pregnancy clothes would be short lived!  I'm not in maternity yet, but I have been wearing more dresses and workout clothes.
  • Labor Signs: No!
  • Best Moment of the Week:  Emma and I spent a lot of time with friends this week, which was nice.  We went to an indoor playground, the library for storytime and lots of play time outside in the water.  It was a good week!
  • Feeling:  Relaxed.
  • What I'm excited about/looking forward to:  Just booked my ticket to Texas next month for my sister's baby shower!  Can't wait to see everyone.  She is due in September, so our little babes will only be a few months apart.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Week 15 | Baby Funk 2

  • How far along?: 15 weeks
  • Baby is the size of a: Naval orange (according to WTE Pregnancy)
  • Total weight gain/loss:  -3 lbs I can't seem to gain much weight, which is very surprising given all the food I am constantly eating.
  • Stretch Marks? Nothing new so far.
  • The Bump: It's definitely there now.  I'm in the "is she pregnant, or just chubby" phase.
  • Symptoms: I've started to have headaches towards the evening. :(
  • Food Cravings: Just food in general....and root beer.  I've been drinking a lot of root beer.
  • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: I still can't do pizza, unless it's thin crust.  Other than that, no sickness.
  • Sleep: I'm going to bed really early and sleeping pretty well.  I just wish I didn't have to get up in the middle of the night!  Oh, and it might be time to break out the pregnancy pillow.
  • What I miss: This week it was alcohol.  I'm don't drink much anyhow, but Michael and I went to dinner on the beach and I was really craving a fruity cocktail!  I opted for root beer instead.
  • Weddings Rings On or Off: On.
  • Any Names Picked Out Yet: We did start throwing around a few names this week.  We haven't agreed on anything yet.
  • Gender: It's a.....SURPRISE!  Michael found out and of course, couldn't keep it a secret and told me.  He already blabbed it to a few close friends and his parents, but we've decided to keep it to ourselves from everyone else, including my family!
  • Movement: None.
  • Maternity Clothes: I knew fitting into my pre-pregnancy clothes would be short lived!  I'm not in maternity yet, but I have been wearing more dresses and workout clothes.
  • Labor Signs: No!
  • Best Moment of the Week:  Getting to spend time with Michael.  We had such a great date night (even though our Garth Brooks concert was cancelled).


  • Feeling:  Very blessed, excited and nervous!  I can't believe we are expecting another little baby and he/she will be here before the end of the year!
  • What I'm exciting about/looking forward to: A healthy and smooth pregnancy like I had with Emma.  And a relaxing week with not much to do!

  • Week 14 | Baby Funk 2

    • How far along?: 14 weeks
    • Baby is the size of a: lemon (3 in, 1.5 oz) (according to WTE Pregnancy)
    • Total weight gain/loss:  -4 lbs
    • Stretch Marks? Not with this one.
    • The Bump: It's starting to slowly make it's debut.
    • Symptoms: Feeling better this week.  Still a little tired. 
    • Food Cravings: Not having any cravings this week.  I hardly craved anything with Emma, but seem to always want something particular with this one.
    • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: Nothing and I'm thankful!
    • Sleep: Still taking afternoon naps with Emma.
    • What I miss:  Nothing.  Feeling pretty blessed.
    • Weddings Rings On or Off: On.
    • Any Names Picked Out Yet: Nope.
    • Gender: Michael found out!....which means I also found out because he couldn't keep it a secret.
    • Movement: None.
    • Maternity Clothes: Still in normal clothes, but they are starting to fit a bit snug.
    • Labor Signs: No!
    • Best Moment of the Week:  Walking with our church family from our old church to our new church building.  It was such a fun experience!





    • Feeling:  Still feeling emotional.  I think I've hit the "cry over everything" phase in the pregnancy.
    • What I'm exciting about/looking forward to: Going to the first church service in our new building! Oh-and the Garth Brooks concert next weekend!  We are so excited to see him :)

    Tuesday, June 9, 2015

    Week 13 | Baby Funk 2



    • How far along?: 13 weeks
    • Baby is the size of a: Peach (according to WTE Pregnancy)
    • Total weight gain/loss:  -5 lbs
    • Stretch Marks? Nothing new.  I had stretch marks around month 7 with Emma, but they have all pretty much faded away.
    • The Bump: Still nothing!  I do look a little bloated though. :(
    • Symptoms: Feeling better this week.  Still a little tired. 
    • Food Cravings: Sweet Tea.  I normally stick to water all day every day, but sweet tea this week is hitting the spot!
    • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: If I don't eat as soon as I get hungry, then I get a little nauseous.
    • Sleep: Still taking afternoon naps with Emma.
    • What I miss:  Nothing.
    • Weddings Rings On or Off: On.
    • Any Names Picked Out Yet: Nope.
    • Gender: Michael found out!....which means I also found out because he couldn't keep it a secret.
    • Movement: None.
    • Maternity Clothes: Still in normal clothes, but starting to feel a little bloated.
    • Labor Signs: No!
    • Best Moment of the Week:  Finding out the gender of our baby!  Even though I wanted it to be a surprise, I am very excited and plan to keep it a secret from our family and friends.
    • Feeling:  Emotional.  I think I've hit the "cry over everything" phase in the pregnancy.
    • What I'm exciting about/looking forward to: A fun and safe Memorial Day weekend with my little family and friends.

    Week 12 | Baby Funk 2


    • How far along?: 12 weeks
    • Baby is the size of a:  Plum (according to WTE Pregnancy)
    • Total weight gain/loss:  -4 lbs
    • Stretch Marks? Nothing new.
    • The Bump: Not really.
    • Symptoms:  Tired, but slowly getting some energy back.
    • Food Cravings: Mexican food.   I think we had it four nights this week.  After a minor breakdown (with lots of crying) because I miss my family.
    • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: If I don't eat as soon as I get hungry, then I get a little nauseous.  Mushrooms-which I love are not agreeing with me. 
    • Sleep: Still taking afternoon naps with Emma. Sleeping well at night.
    • What I miss:  More than one cup of regular coffee.  Decaf just isn't doing it.
    • Weddings Rings On or Off: On.
    • Any Names Picked Out Yet: Nope.
    • Gender: Michael wants to find out what we are having, but I would like for it to be a surprise.  I'll guess we will see!
    • Movement: None.
    • Maternity Clothes: Still in normal clothes, but starting to feel a little bloated.
    • Labor Signs: No!
    • Best Moment of the Week:  Emma was dedicated at church this week!  Getting to see our little love at our ultrasound appointment.  We have a tiny, healthy baby.  They kept our original due date, but baby measured a little small, so it could be anywhere from November 24-28 now.
    • Feeling:  Very blessed, excited and nervous!  I've seen our baby, but it still doesn't feel real yet!
    • What I'm exciting about/looking forward to: A healthy and smooth pregnancy like I had with Emma. 

    Saturday, June 6, 2015

    Week 11 | Baby Funk 2

    • How far along?: 11 weeks
    • Baby is the size of a:  Lime (according to WTE Pregnancy)
    • Total weight gain/loss:  -5lbs
    • Stretch Marks? Nothing new.  I had stretch marks around month 7 with Emma, but they have all pretty much faded away.
    • The Bump: Still nothing!
    • Symptoms:  I'm still pretty tired and keep waiting to get some energy back.
    • Food Cravings: Sour Pickles! (like the ones you can get at the movie theatre)  Poor Michael had no idea what I was talking about and went everywhere looking for them.  He finally found them and brought home 7 big ones.  Ha!  They were soooo good.

    • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: Pizza.  The smell, thought and look of it makes me sick. 
    • Sleep: Still taking afternoon naps with Emma.
    • What I miss: Pizza.
    • Weddings Rings On or Off: On.
    • Any Names Picked Out Yet: Nope.
    • Gender: Michael wants to find out what we are having, but I would like for it to be a surprise.  I'll guess we will see!
    • Movement: None.
    • Maternity Clothes: Still in normal clothes, but starting to feel a little bloated.
    • Labor Signs: No!
    • Best Moment of the Week:  Getting to spend time with my mom before she heads back to Texas and a successful birthday party for Emma.
    • Feeling:  Very blessed, excited and nervous!  I can't believe we are expecting another little baby and he/she will be here before the end of the year!
    • What I'm exciting about/looking forward to: Our ultrasound appointment next week!

    Friday, June 5, 2015

    10 weeks | Baby Funk 2

    • How far along?: 10 week
    • Baby is the size of a: Prune (according to WTE Pregnancy)
    • Total weight gain/loss:  -5 lbs
    • Stretch Marks? Nothing new.  I had stretch marks around month 7 with Emma, but they have all pretty much faded away.
    • The Bump: Still nothing!
    • Symptoms:  I'm. So. Tired. 
    • Food Cravings: Give me all the food!  I'm not craving anything crazy.  I just want to eat all the time.
    • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: If I don't eat as soon as I get hungry (which is all the time with this one) then I get a little nauseous.  Oh, and the smell of meat.  Michael made pulled pork this week and it was hard to even be in the house.  Gross.
    • Sleep: Still taking afternoon naps with Emma.
    • What I miss: Honestly, I haven't missed much this week.  Oh-except energy.  Lol.  I'll be glad to get that back.  
    • Weddings Rings On or Off: On.
    • Any Names Picked Out Yet: Nope.
    • Gender: Michael still wants to find out what we are having, but I would like for it to be a surprise.
    • Movement: None.
    • Maternity Clothes: Still in normal clothes, but starting to feel a little bloated.
    • Labor Signs: No!
    • Best Moment of the Week:  We finally got to tell Michael's parents and a few other friends.  Emma turned one this week!!  We had a blast at her party.
    • Feeling:  Very blessed, excited and nervous!  I can't believe we are expecting another little baby and he/she will be here before the end of the year!
    • What I'm exciting about/looking forward to: A healthy and smooth pregnancy like I had with Emma.  Also looking forward to seeing a little one in a few weeks.

    9 weeks | Baby Funk 2

    • How far along?: 9 weeks
    • Baby is the size of a:  Green Olive (according to WTE Pregnancy)
    • Total weight gain/loss:  -6 lbs
    • Stretch Marks? Nothing new.  I had stretch marks around month 7 with Emma, but they have all pretty much faded away.
    • The Bump: I'm still waiting for something! They say you show sooner with your second, but nothing yet.
    • Symptoms: Still just tired.
    • Food Cravings: Nothing this week.
    • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: Red meat...the look, smell, pretty much everything about it makes me ill. 
    • Sleep: I'm waking up more in the middle of the night, but not having too much trouble sleeping.
    • What I miss:  Although red meat is making me sick, I miss have a good steak (obviously not well done).
    • Weddings Rings On or Off: On.
    • Any Names Picked Out Yet: Nope.
    • Gender: Michael wants to find out what we are having, but I would like for it to be a surprise.  I'll guess we will see!
    • Movement: None.
    • Maternity Clothes: Still in regular clothes.
    • Labor Signs: No!
    • Best Moment of the Week:  I accidentally let it slip to my mom that we were expecting!
    • Feeling:  Very blessed, excited and nervous!  I can't believe we are expecting another little baby and he/she will be here before the end of the year!
    • What I'm exciting about/looking forward to: A healthy and smooth pregnancy like I had with Emma.  I'm looking forward to Emma's 1st birthday party next weekend!  I can't believe my baby will be one.

    Thursday, June 4, 2015

    8 weeks | Baby Funk 2



    • Stretch Marks? Nothing new.  I had stretch marks around month 7 with Emma, but they have all pretty much faded away.
    • The Bump: Not at all.  If anything, I look smaller from what I've lost this week.  I'll take it :)
    • Symptoms:  I am so exhausted!  Other than that I'm not sick at all and feel fine.
    • Food Cravings: MILK!  I can't get enough, and if you know me, I'm not a huge milk fan.  I haven't had cow's milk in almost a year.  Fruity cheerios, apples and Ramen Noodles with Louisiana hot sauce.  Oh, and lemons!
    • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: If I don't eat as soon as I get hungry (which is all the time with this one) then I get a little nauseous.

    • Sleep: I have definitely been sleeping more than I usually do.  I am taking naps when Emma naps and sleeping pretty well at night.
    • What I miss:  Sushi!  The day before we found out we were going to go out and ended up changing our minds.  I so wish we had now!  Lol.
    • Weddings Rings On or Off: On.
    • Any Names Picked Out Yet: Nope.
    • Gender: Michael wants to find out what we are having, but I would like for it to be a surprise.  I'll guess we will see!
    • Movement: None.
    • Maternity Clothes: Still in normal clothes (if you count sweatpants as normal).  I am finally able to wear all my pre-baby clothes from Emma.  That is going to be short lived...haha.
    • Labor Signs: No!
    • Best Moment of the Week:  We got to confirm our pregnancy and tell a few of our close friends and family.  Waiting to surprise our parents when they come down for Emma's 1st birthday.
    • Feeling:  Very blessed, excited and nervous!  I can't believe we are expecting another little baby and he/she will be here before the end of the year!
    • What I'm exciting about/looking forward to: A healthy and smooth pregnancy like I had with Emma.  I'm looking forward to Emma's party in a few weeks and telling the rest of our family and friends.

    Emma Grace | BIG SIS TO BE

    I am so excited that we finally got to announce our pregnancy with Baby Funk #2.  Things have been so crazy with Emma turning one last month that we put off taking pictures and announcing right away.  Of course, Michael had his own idea of a pregnancy announcement.  So, we had to do both!  Poor Emma, she was not very happy.  Lol.  Here are some pictures of our little photo-shoot with our sweet BIG SIS TO BE!



    "Ummm....I don't think so."


    "ya, I'm not going anywhere"