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pregnancy 26 weeks

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Last Friday marked 26 weeks for this pregnancy and since I haven’t updated since 16 weeks I thought I’d give a quick update on my progress.

This past week was super busy for our family so today I took it a little easier than normal today, that’s why my 26 week pic above is au naturale…what I look like on my ‘off’ days. Hair up, no makeup, sweatshirt and leggings!

The usual back pain, heartburn (terrible heartburn!), sleepless nights, feeling huge and all that good stuff that usually only crops up in the last trimester is already plaguing me – I hear that it’s pretty common to feel the negative side effects earlier with the more pregnancies you have.

For Valentine’s Day Gabriel took me to Target to buy me a new shirt to make me feel better, and with everything I tried on I felt worse and worse about how big I was…so we headed to the shoe section. I didn’t find any shoes I liked so I ended up leaving with some sweat pants!

I’m definitely starting to get nervous about our new arrival. No so much the new baby part, but the 3RD BABY part and the fact that Darby will only be 19 months when we have him. Gracen was 3 years old when I had Darby, he was already pretty independent and potty trained so needless to say I’m super nervous about how young Darby will be when this next one arrives. Most people tell me that the first two years are really hard but once they are both walking and potty trained it will be great cause they will be able to entertain each other. So…basically the first two years are gonna be terrible – is that what I’m hearing?! I definitely would appreciate any advice from moms who have been down this road before :)

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my outfit choices are getting more limited now that the bump is getting bigger but I’ve never been one for ‘maternity wear’ so I’ve had to get a little more creative ;) The belly band I bought during my last pregnancy has helped and I’ve been using it for a few weeks now. It actually does double duty, holding up my pants and hiding my outie! I normally don’t have one but each pregnancy it’s gotten worse and worse and I couldn’t believe it this time when it popped out at like 13 weeks – not fair! I like the belly band but wearing it all day gets a little uncomfortable, no more uncomfortable that wearing maternity jeans I’m sure. I got these cords on clearance at gap and they make me happy – it’s really difficult for me to not wear just greys and blacks so having an item like this helps to get me out of my comfort zone…and they fit perfectly so I had no excuse not to buy them for $10!! If you want to keep track of my pregnancy style posts you can look in the menu under lifestyle – mama style.





*shirt – primark /old (UK) *cardigan – forever 21 *orange cords – gap *heels – primark / old (UK) *belly band – target

I was digging through my giant shoebox in the bottom of my closet the other day and, as usual, finding only one of each pair that I needed and I realized that I have a whole bunch of heels that I never wear! It’s definitely one of those ‘mom’ things that I said I would never do, wearing only flats. It’s so much easier with the kiddos to just throw on a pair and head out the door (that’s my ‘mom’ excuse anyway!). So I made a little goal right there to wear more of my heels this year – I’ll let you know how it goes!

So I’ve been thinking about extensions, have any of you had experience with them? I’m totally hating my hair right now! I’ve been seriously considering it since I chopped my hair off a few months ago and am missing my longer locks. If I invest in some I’ll definitely be reviewing them on the blog for you all.

This week I have one of my favorite recipes coming up on the blog – and I also realized this week that I never shared my experience making baby food on the blog so I’ll be sharing my tips and recipes :)

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