OOTD - 14 Weeks

It's been a busy week!  I'm volunteering with our church's Vacation Bible School all this week, and helping some of the church and community kiddos learn about some weird animals and how 'Jesus' love is one-of-a-kind.'  It's been a lot of fun, and thankfully, I think my 2nd trimester energy kicked in just in time!   I can't really decide which part is my favorite though: watching Big A dance and sing the songs at her first ever VBS, or the giant grins on the 1st and 2nd grade girls in my group as they tell me their favorite part of VBS is "EVERYTHING!"  It's all just kind of awesome.

Right along with my extra energy comes a renewed 'shopping bug.'  For some reason, I am convinced that I have to find all the maternity clothes I need NOW, even though I'm not quite big enough to need any of them quite yet.  That doesn't stop me from wearing maternity jeans already, though, since I'll take any reason to wear stretchy-waisted pants that I can!  One Goodwill find I'm excited about is this scarf, since it adds that little pop of pattern to otherwise simple outfits.  Of course, there are others in the house, (*cough cough* the man I married*) who were less than impressed.  "I didn't know they made 'maternity scarves'..." were his words when I brought it home after a maternity shopping trip.  Oh, in case you didn't know, men and women think a little differently!  He did have to agree that it looks pretty cute with an outfit after the fact.  I just have to remind him of a VBS point: even though [we're] different, Jesus loves us!

Outfit Details:
White Tee: JC Penney, $5
White Tank: Old Navy, $5 (love their 'Tami' style!)
Jeans: maternity, thrifted (DIY alterations), $5
Scarf: thrifted, $2
Shoes: thrifted, $3

Grand Total: $20

 Be sure to check in tomorrow, since Fair Trade Friday is making a return!

OOTD - 13 Weeks

Hey!  I have a blog!  Granted, I haven't been on in a while, but for good reason: apparently growing a baby is hard work!  And, for me, it seems that growing a baby the third time around is even harder work than before.  But, I think I'm finally getting out of those first trimester days, and my energy levels are hopefully on an upswing.  That means I can start doing normal stuff, like eating without getting nauseous! (I know, I know, that word should be written as 'nauseated' but whatevs...)  So, to catch up, here's a rundown of this pregnancy so far (at least the important points):

What made me nauseous: being hungry... also, eating.

Average # of hours my 4-year old has been watching TV: more than recommended!

# of times I've used my gym membership since finding out we're expecting: one

Latest Big Purchase: a minivan!  This wouldn't seem like cause for celebration, but we've been a one car family for about 6 years.  Now I can actually drive myself places instead of asking for rides during the day!

First family outing in the van: the mall (Oh, yeah, that voice that says 'yes, you can shop by yourself with two little girls without pulling your hair out or them having a meltdown..."?  Ignore it.  Every. Time.)

Currently Reading: 11/22/63 by Stephen King (a little junk food for the mind!)

Currently Craving: canned artichokes/olives/pepperoncinis/anything vinegary-and-salty

Currently Eating: saltine crackers (what else?)

Next steps in the pregnancy: a blood sugar test on Friday (hello, gross syrup drink!) and finding out the gender at 20 weeks!

Now, on to the outfit post.  It's hot outside right now.  Like, really, really hot.  All the unseasonable June rain in our area has evaporated, and been replaced with 80+ degree days.  Thank goodness for dresses!

Outfit Details:
Dress: DIY (tutorial) from thrifted tees, $8
Belt: old
Shoes: Target, $5 (clearance, DIY pink dye)
Necklace: secondhand via eBay, $3

Grand Total: $16