Sunday, January 12, 2014

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Gap Target Bump Start from Motherhood Maternity resale consignment shop in a swanky part of town maxi dresses elastic hair band looped through your button hole and around the button bellyband Topshop blog "Girls Gone Child" black maternity pencil skirt a stretchy athletic nursing bra leggings goodwill in a nice neighborhood Justine Huseth Gap maternity for cute pants / jeans. Target for everything else. Don't waste your money at maternity stores unless you're rich. Quinn Christie I never liked any one store but my favorite tank top I wore under everything was from Target, my favorite leggings were Bump Start from Motherhood Maternity (but that store is a nightmare in general). Lynn Hicks Definitely don't spend a lot, you don't wear it that long, buy bigger because you will get a lot bigger, stick with basics and accessorize with jewelry. Target is great, old navy is okay, maybe try to find a "once upon a child" or "kids to kids" or other resale consignment shop in a swanky part of town. Motherhood maternity is pretty much inevitable, but at least it's pretty cheap. Justine Huseth Also maxi dresses are a good choice. I tried to find creative ways to buy stuff that had give in the stomach but was still wearable. Don't jump the gun just. An elastic hair band looped through your button hole and around the button can buy you time with your current wardrobe. Also if you don't have one, get a bellyband. They keep your current pants up without having to button them and help post pregnancy when you just need a few extra inches or support around your waist Lynn Hicks Thumbs up to the maxi dresses! Jendi Tarde Killberg ...Good stuff! You can find it at some Pea in the Pod stores and at Nordstrom. I just stick to the online catalog, though, because there's a better selection. They are true to size and very flattering. Jendi Tarde Killberg Oh...and maxi dresses rock. Rupa Bhattacharya I lived in Topshop but your professional night differ from mine. And yes to consignment, too. Katie Dominguez The blog "Girls Gone Child" has had smart ideas for non-maternity maternity wear. Easiest way to find them is probably googling "Girls Gone Child maternity clothes". Kathryn Elizabeth Tuggle I have to say I see a lot of nice maternity things at thrift stores... I feel like it often gets worn once and donated. Madeleine Ildefonso I've heard that finding a good pair of pregnancy jeans that you can grow with you is key. Jacquie Fuller I bought 2 pairs of maternity skinny jeans from Motherhood Maternity, and some black maternity tank tops from Target which I wore under my non-maternity shirts to elongate them. I pretty much lived in those jeans. Gap and Old Navy also have some decentbasics that can be pretty cheap on sale. I had a very basic wardrobe and just rotated stuff - didn't care if I was caught one week in the same outfit as the week prior. A black maternity pencil skirt is good for work, too. Get as much second hand as you can. Jacquie Fuller And you may need a bigger bra. Get a stretchy athletic nursing bra. Don't buy molded cup nursing bras until you deliver (mine got even bigger after the baby came.) And get fitted for one. Christina Prieto Muchow Def get as much borrowed or used as possible. The belly band is good in the beginning. But it's nice to have at least one pair of jeans you feel good in and some leggings. Kristy Becerra Go to the goodwill in a nice neighborhood. I got Paige jeans for maternity for $2.50! Seriously, it's the best place to get good stuff that won't break the bank. You only use it for a few months

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

23 weeks

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MAY 2014
As you may have inferred from the subject line, Athena and Matt are 23 weeks along with the incubation of their imminent offspring. 

According to a doctor visit on January 2, we're expecting a boy on May 6 (give or take 2 weeks).

We're very excited about this move to Babytown and beyond happy to share this news with you.

Long story short: Athena showed very few symptoms for months beyond fatigue and weight gain (both of which she had attributed to the stress of her new job). Other interesting signs (that only became clear as signs in hindsight) included an increasing aversion to alcohol and moodier mood swings.

On December 21, Matt ran a 15k (on his path to running a half marathon in February). Later that day, Athena complained of a stomach ache. The next day, the Sunday before Christmas, Athena's insides were behaving much more weirdly than any stomach ache she'd ever experienced. An OTC pregnancy test revealed two lines. The ultrasound on January 2 shows him to be a very active baby with all his fingers, toes, and a giant pair of lips.



Did you really not know you were pregnant?
It's true!

Do you have a baby registry?
Not yet!

Do you want any of my stuff from when I had my last baby (including advice, books, furniture, clothing)?
Yes, please! 

Have a name yet?
We have a few in mind but haven't made a final decision.

Are you guys stoked?
Super stoked!


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