The Littlest Funk blog: September 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015

26 weeks | Baby Funk 2

 
  • How far along?: 26 Weeks
  • Baby is the size of a: eggplant (9-14 in, 2 lbs) (according to WTE Pregnancy)
  • Total weight gain/loss:  +10 (I've hit double digits!) 
  • Stretch Marks? Still looking good with no new stretch marks this pregnancy.  You can't even see the ones I had with Emma.
  • The Bump: Holy bump.  There's no hiding it now.
  • Symptoms:  I've been a little uncomfortable this week, but nothing major.  And I've been eating like at crazy person this week.  Oh-and I found out at my OB appointment this week that I have a hernia.  Blah-that explains my super weird belly button!  Haha.
  • Food Cravings: Give me all the food!
  • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: Thankfully, not this week.
  • Sleep: Sleep has actually been pretty decent this week.
  • What I miss: Not having hot flashes from being pregnant.  Lol.
  • Weddings Rings On or Off: On.
  • Any Names Picked Out Yet: We've thrown a few out, but not many.
  • Gender: It's a surprise :) Even though Michael found out and blabbed it to me and a few of our close friends, none of our other friends and family know.
  • Movement: Baby continue to really move.
  • Maternity Clothes: I wear a lot of PinkBlush Maternity (my fave) and anything comfortable.
  • Labor Signs: No!
  • Best Moment of the Week:  I had my glucose test this week and I'm glad to have gotten that out of the way!  We made it to Tot Time again this week and Emma loved it.  She also had her 15 month appointment.  I can't believe how big she is getting!  You can go here to read all about Emma at 15 months :)
 
 

  • Feeling:  Pretty great overall.  I'm not stressed about the new baby's arrival...yet and I'm still enjoying time as a family of three!
  • What I'm excited about/looking forward to:  Emma and I have lots of play-dates set up for next week with our friends and the children's museum is having a week dedicated to tots with new activities!  It's also almost time for "scarf season", so I'm excited to get new fabrics in for my shop!



  • Wednesday, September 23, 2015

    25 Weeks | Baby Funk 2


    • How far along?: 25 Weeks
    • Baby is the size of a: acorn squash (13 in, 1 1/2 lbs) (according to WTE Pregnancy)
    • Total weight gain/loss:  +8
    • Stretch Marks? Still looking good with no new stretch marks this pregnancy.  You can't even see the ones I had with Emma.
    • The Bump: I think the belly band will be go away soon.  I'm growing fast now.
    • Symptoms:  I'm back to being exhausted.  We had a busy week!
    • Food Cravings: Cheese fries.  If we go out to eat, I definitely look to see if they are on the menu.  I still want sweets all the time as well.
    • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: I still have issues with pork sometimes, specifically bbq pork.
    • Sleep: Emma is back to sleeping through the night. (We had to sleep train again from vacation)  That means I'm getting sleep!  It's been great.
    • What I miss: A good cocktail...it's bee a long week!
    • Weddings Rings On or Off: On.
    • Any Names Picked Out Yet: We've thrown a few out, but not many.
    • Gender: It's a surprise :)
    • Movement: Baby is really moving a lot this week.
    • Maternity Clothes: I wear a lot of PinkBlush Maternity (my fave) and anything comfortable.
    • Labor Signs: No!
    • Best Moment of the Week:  Getting out of the house with Emma this week has been so fun!  She's been to the children's museum, three times this week, we went to the splash park with our neighbors and to a cupcake contest with Daddy.  We attempted the aquarium, but it was hot and busy.  Maybe next week!
     







     
     
     
     

  • Feeling:  Happy that we were able to do as much as we did this week!  I'm cherishing the moments with Emma before the new baby arrives :)
  • What I'm excited about/looking forward to:  We have Emma's 15 month checkup next week and I have my glucose test.  We plan to go back to the children's museum and try out "Tot Time" there with other kids!



  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015

    Review | PinkBlush Maternity

    I had such a hard time finding maternity clothes when I was pregnant with Emma.  They were either super expensive and not something I could wear after pregnancy or they made me look bigger than I already felt.  I was so very happy to find PINKBLUSH Maternity this time around.  A huge shout out to their maternity line.  I have absolutely fallen in love with their clothes and was excited to do this review for y'all.

    I have had so much fun dressing up my baby bump and I seriously owe it all to PinkBlush Maternity.  I can't believe I didn't know about them for my first pregnancy.  That's why it makes me happy to be sharing them with all of you now.  I also love that I can still wear these amazing clothes after having Baby Funk#2!

    Here are a few of my favorite looks for this Fall!  I was fortunate enough to enjoy cooler weather while on vacation and wear these amazing clothes.  Now, if Florida would cooperate! ;)

    This maternity dress made me feel gorgeous!  I couldn't get enough of it and can't wait to wear it again.  You can find it here.





    This top is so lightweight and comfortable!  You could easily pair it up with a fun scarf or statement jewelry.  I've probably worn it 100 times already!  You can find a similar top here.







    LOVE this kimono!  When I'm in a rush or want to spruce up my outfit a little, I just throw this on.  It's the perfect addition to my wardrobe :)  You can find this top here.





    PinkBlush even has a clothing line for women!  You can check out their site here.  This is definitely a clothing line that I will be using for years to come.

    If you hurry now, you can get 30% off your purchase using code 'FBLIKE' for today!  PinkBlush is always having great deals, which is another reason why I love them so much!

    Be sure to follow them on Instagram and Facebook!


     
     
     
    Disclaimer: I received these items in exchange for my honest review and opinion.

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015

    24 Weeks | Baby Funk 2

    • How far along?: 24 Weeks
    • Baby is the size of a: large mango (8 in, 1 lb) (according to WTE Pregnancy)
    • Total weight gain/loss:  +7
    • Stretch Marks? Nope.
    • The Bump: I think the belly band will be go away soon.  I'm growing fast now.
    • Symptoms:  None.
    • Food Cravings: I'm eating everything in sight.  Still wanting lots of sweets.  Now that I'm back in Florida, I'm craving my grandma's Mexican food again. :/
    • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: Nope.
    • Sleep: Not too bad, but still wish I was getting more at night.
    • What I miss: I'm not really missing anything this week being pregnant.  I do miss my family though!
    • Weddings Rings On or Off: On.
    • Any Names Picked Out Yet: We still have a nameless baby.
    • Gender: It's a surprise :)
    • Movement: Baby has still been moving slow these days, but definitely moving.
    • Maternity Clothes: I'm keeping it real with workout clothes and just out of the shower, wet hair in this week's pictures.  Haha.
    • Labor Signs: No!
    • Best Moment of the Week:  Getting to see Michael.  Emma wouldn't let him go!  It was also Michael's birthday and I surprised him with an outing to TopGolf.  We had so much fun!


     
     
    • Feeling:  Blessed and thankful for everything God has done and continues to do for our little family!
    • What I'm excited about/looking forward to:  This next week I am starting a bunch of new activities with Emma to get her out of the house (it's been too hot to do anything).  I'm excited to see how it goes.  Our goal is to go out at least once a day!

      Tuesday, September 1, 2015

      Going Gold For A Cure

      My sweet cousin, Ashlei, is sharing her experience with childhood cancer and ways you can help.  Read her story and information below.
       
      "It’s September 1st, so marks another month to turn the world gold and raise awareness for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

       

      My son Dj, was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in 2011 at the tender age of 17 months. Since his diagnosis, we as a family, have tried to raise awareness about this community that no one really wants to be a part of. Prior to Dj being diagnosed, we saw the cute bald kids on the St. Jude’s commercials but never really considered the children’s circumstances, their statistics or quality of life. Not until we had no choice but to be a part of this community did we understand the importance of having our WHOLE community back us. Our families, friends, strangers have helped us carry this sometimes unbearable load.

       

      There are many great organizations that you can send your money to that are making leaps and bounds in the pediatric research area. Those include St. Baldrick’s, Cure Search and Alex’s Lemonade Stand.

       

      In our community we have the great Battle For A Cure organization that makes life for our little local fighters a little bit brighter.

       

      Before I spit out statistics, I would encourage you to be a part of this community financially ($2 does add up) and physically/spiritually. Prayers never fall on deaf ears and a lending hand is always appreciated. J

       

      When Dj was diagnosed there were 2 drugs specifically for children with cancer since the 80’s. This year another drug for was developed! This is a huge step moving all our kids in the right direction.

       

      46 children are diagnosed daily with some form of cancer. While we are lead to believe that childhood cancers are rare; they really are not. We have to change our mindsets to really start getting a control of this nasty disease.

       

      My husband and I have the dream of one day lobbying on Capital Hill to press for more funding for our children. Currently only 4% of U.S. federal funding is solely dedicated to childhood cancer research. I'm not sure about you, but that is just not enough of an investment in our children. They deserve more.

       

      I encourage you to check out http://www.stbaldricks.org/filling-the-funding-gap/ if you're up to the challenge.  

       

      Here are few of our pictures from our charity events.
       
      Before St. Baldrick's
      After St. Baldrick's
      DJ's first day of Kindergarten
       
       
      You can catch up with Dj on FB @ www.facebook.com/teamdjthebrave
       
      Also check out Be The Match – It is to become a bone marrow donor. My husband joined soon after Dj was diagnosed and this February was able to donate his marrow to another child with leukemia. It was such an amazing experience!
       
      All in all, I very happy to report that Dj has started Kindergarten this year and he has more friends than he ever though imaginable. Although he is still getting treatment every day, he is enjoying being just a normal little boy!"
       
      The Littlest Funk will be fundraising again this year to help raise awareness for Childhood Cancer.  You can head over to our Instagram to find out more details!