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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sweet Friends Deserve Cards

My sweet friends Lindsey from Life on Countryside is CONSTANTLY thinking of me, and being so sweet. She's sent me the cutest little packages in the mail and will randomly text me to see how my day is going. One of my favorite things about blogging is meeting new friends- and Linds has been one of those that I'll keep around forever!
Sweet Friends Deserve Cards. I am someone who loves picking out "the perfect card" for people, and I can spend hours in the card section. {ask Spencer..} I wanted to send Lindsey a little note in the mail and decided to use cardstore online!

 You can find their website here:
I was blown away at how cute their website is, and you can make cards for EVERY OCCASION! They had the cutest cards in their Friendship section and I found one that was PERFECT to send to Linds. My favorite part was customizing her card. The font, wording, pictures, colors.. you name it- you can go crazy & I made it exactly how I wanted it.
When I clicked on my shopping cart once the card was customized & ready, I had the option to have them mail it straight to her for me, which completely took out the hustle of me having to run to the post office. {you guys, I HATE the post office}
THE BEST PART: I was able to pick a card, customize it, have it stamped & mailed off FOR ME--- for less than what it would cost me to buy a cute card alone at my local store!!
Lindsey sent me some pictures of her card sent all the way to Minnesota!
I'm so happy with how the card turned out!


I will neverrrrr waste my time {or money} buying cards at the store again.
This is a perfect option for Mother's Day, too! You guys can thank me later!


Monday, April 14, 2014

Week 25 Update!

I am 25 weeks pregnant as of TODAY
& I'm in my 6th month (Almost 7th month)

According to {love this website} Baby Boy is about the size of an Acorn Squash
...which completely blows my mind!!

Lots of people at work have just started noticing I'm pregnant and ask how I'm feeling in my "first trimester".  {Which I think is crazy.. That's a LEGIT belly in that pic for people to just be noticing..!} When I tell them I'm 6 months pregnant, 7 months next week, their reaction is priceless. I'm loving that people are noticing that I'm actually pregnant, and not just wondering how my dinner was last night.
{I think it's been pretty freakin' obvious for a while now, but whatevs.}
I love my pregnant belly so much, I often wonder how often people catch me admiring my perfectly round belly, thinking I'm a total weirdo. But that's okay. I love how my belly button just barely pokes through my pj shirt at night too.
I'm still feeling great, and I'm hoping every pregnancy is just like this one. I really have enjoyed being pregnant. I also wonder how many people think I'm a total weirdo when I say that. That's okay too.
We've registered at Target & also at BuyBuy Baby which is a total Baby MECCA. If it weren't in Sandy I'd be driving out there at least once a week to add to my registry or admire the walls and walls of baby items they have there. It's probably a really good thing it's not just a short drive down the street.
Baby boy's kicks are getting stronger & I still freak out every time I can see my belly or my shirt move. I get all giggly when I poke my belly & he kicks or punches back. He's still the most active right after I eat, drink cold water, on car rides, or when I'm slightly reclined on the couch. Spencer kinda gets weirded out about feeling the kicks, but loves getting right by my growing belly to talk to babe. It's adorable.
It's been so fun to have baby boy respond to noises. I'll put my Lullaby Pandora station on and place it on my belly. He will slowly move or kick. Sometimes he stops moving and I imagine him in my belly being comforted my the soft music. We went to the Jazz game two weekends ago and at one point the crowd cheered so loud Mack started kicking like crazy!
Mack has recently been NUDGING his way right to the front of my belly- If I run my hand across my tummy I can feel his perfectly round head {or bum?} ....or So I thought. I found out I've really just been having Braxton Hicks contractions since 20 weeks. Sweet!
At my last appointment My midwife and her assistant told me how proud they were of the amount of weight I gained within a 4 week period. I was totally and completely shocked standing on the scale, but whatever is going to keep the baby healthy. Apparently the insane amount is "normal" for a 4 week span where I'm at in the pregnancy, and totally "abnormal" for normal Mikell. I guess things stopped being normal about 25 weeks ago though. And I love that. It's a rare thing to be told someone is proud of your massive weight gain haha
Speaking of weight gain, I'm still not craving anything which I guess is nice, but it also kinda bums me out. I was really looking forward to waking up at midnight to have Spencer go on treat-runs to the store for me & my late-night cravings. You lucked out, mister.
I've bought a few things for the nursery but I'm trying really hard to refrain since we don't know where we will be living, and we don't have much space to store things in the mean time. {I'll have to make another blog post on some of my Nursery Favorites from Etsy!}
According to my pregnancy app, Mack's primitive memory is beginning to develop, meaning music and voices will be leaving an impression in his brain. His spine has 1000 ligaments, 150 joints and 33 vertebrae. His skin has now changed from translucent to a more opaque appearance. His cerebral cortex (part of the brain that is responsible for emotions, reasoning, planning and the ability to solve problems) is the most prominent part of his brain right now.
Anyways, Thanks for reading the update today!
25 weeks down, feeling so great, and only 15 weeks left to go.
I can't even believe how fast this has gone by.

Monday, April 7, 2014

{M} is For..

After months of me thinking I was having a girl when I first found out I was pregnant, I had lists of girl names picked out & ready! When we went to Fetal Photos at 15 weeks and found out we are having a BOY, we were totally stumped on boy names!
It had to be studly, manly, tough, and Spencer said he wanted a name our little guy could grow up and chop wood with. {i guess that's a guy thing..}
The day we found out we were having a boy {when I should have been studying} we sat in our bedroom coming up with lists of boy names, none of which we could agree on, until I read MACKSON. After 9 weeks of trying it out and referring to baby boy as Mackson, we've fallen in love with the name for our little man! Mackson, Baby Mack, Mack-Daddy- it's perfect!
(Disclaimer: He will go by Mack. NOT Macks. No S at the end.)
I guess it's really official since I ordered this adorable print to hang in the Nursery, from AppleBlossomPrint on Etsy. You can find her shop HERE to see the cutest customizable prints for the Nursery & so much more!
YAY for Baby Mackson Lane Gordon!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Is There Anything More Beautiful?

Last week at work when I was home doing nothing I was wasting time spending good quality time on Pinterest and came across the most incredible board titled "When I Grow Up"
I started scrolling slowly down the page and admired every. single. pin. on this board.
30 minutes later I found myself crying total tears of joy & thankfulness.
I don't know the woman who pinned these pictures, but if I did, I would have hugged her for making an hour of my day blissful as I scrolled through the amazing pictures her board had to offer.
Is there anything more beautiful than a pregnant body?
{the answer is no}

& isn't the reward even more lovely?

 {all images via pinterest}
You can see lots, lots more swoon-worth photos on Pinterest from When I Grow Up, HERE
I promise it's worth checking out.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Springy 'Do Trend

I've been seeing tons of pastel hair colors all over Pinterest for Spring and I've been secretly obsessing for quite some time now. For one thing it's totally fun and adventurous, but it's another thing to be daring enough to do it and actually pull it off!

Lauren Conrad just debut her Springy 'Do with Pastel Purple Locks that look amaze.

Do you love this pastel hair look as much as I do?
It makes me want a lollipop.

Monday, March 31, 2014

toADORN - {& why you'll love them}

If you guys haven't checked out toADORN yet,
you're missing out!!
They offer so many different items for a fraction of the price, and they post new deals DAILY at 12:00am!
This sweater is from toADORN & I'm in love with it. It's soft, comfortable, quality material {and fits nicely over my growing belly!}
Be sure to check out some of their daily steals!
They feature everything from home decor, jewelry, women's clothing & accessories!
I'm slightly obsessing for the Palazoo Pants they've got right now for $12.99!
You can see them HERE!
toADORN is a site you will certainly want to check out daily!
Plus, you'll be so happy with how fast you get your items in the mail!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Spring Fever!

Spring Fever

Does anyone else have Spring Fever like I do? 
I've found some wardrobe essentials for this Spring- including the cutest Dolce Vita cork flats with pink details, a cut off denim vest & a pink and white striped maxi skirt (I hear these will be essential for the preg belly this Summer) 

I fell in love with these nude circle sunglasses with cat eye frames which would go perfectly with any outfit. The mint green bracelet, colorful Sephora Baked Eyeshadow & pink MAC lipstick became the cherry on top. 

I'm excited it's calendar official.