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Monday, March 4, 2013

22 weeks + sponsor feature The Knitted Sparrow

Happy Monday! I had a busier than usual weekend, complete with a date night, breakfast with a dear friend, and a bridal shower. We also enjoyed a bit of sunshine and I was able to sneak in a few outdoor photos to document week 22 of being pregnant.

The snow is melting! There are still some piles of it around, but I am excited to think about spring being not too far away (I hope).

shirt: Gap Outlet // cardigan: Old Navy (similar) // jeans: Old Navy maternity // shoes: Minnetonka // lace cowl: c/o The Knitted Sparrow // watch: Fossil (similar)
A current pregnancy update:
  • How far along: 22 weeks, 3 days 
  • How big is the baby: papaya (8 in., 1.2 lbs) 
  • How I'm feeling: I feel really great. Even though life has been busy, I have been able to keep up with the necessary errands and chores. 
  • Sleeping: I'm sleeping well, and usually wake up to baby kicks around 6am, which I love! 
  • Food cravings: Salads and burgers appeal most. I don't know if they truly qualify as cravings, but I am definitely drawn to them...
  • Food aversions: Still just coffee... 
  • Doctor's appointment: I have one this week, so I'm looking forward to hearing the baby's heart beat :)
  • Movement: Baby G's movements are getting stronger and stronger. S/he is more active after I eat (no surprise there) and in the morning. I kind of hope s/he is a morning person like me and the mister.
  • Gender/Names: We are pretty settled on a girl's name and are getting closer to deciding on a boy's name. Fun Fact: Baby G is due July 5. My maternal great grandmother was born on July 4 and named Lois Independence and my paternal great grandfather was born on July 5 and named Benjamin Franklin. 
  • What I'm looking forward to: I am very anxious for the mister to feel the baby's kicks. It hasn't happened yet, but sometimes when I feel it regularly, I tell him to rest his hand on my tummy just in case he can feel something.
  • What I did / got for baby: A friend gave us a rocking horse for the nursery last week. 
  • What I'm wearing: Lots of maternity clothes! Two friends loaned me their stash of maternity clothes last week. I am so grateful to have more options, especially as the belly grows!
  • What I learned this week: Pants are the hardest item to share when it comes to maternity clothes. The belly part stretches out, but I also have a long legs so finding pants the right length can be challenging. 

In the past few months, I've gotten to know Amanda who blogs at With Love and Pickles and has a handmade shop, The Knitted Sparrow.  She and her husband live in upstate New York with their three kids.

I am excited to welcome Amanda as a partner this month and she has a treat for you too! She's giving away the winner's color choice of a big lace cowl. I've been wearing mine all week. It's so soft and cozy.

In addition to the giveaway, Amanda is offering 10% off your first purchase with code GOADABODE for the whole month of March, so don't delay ordering one!

Can I just say, I love this cowl!? It is super soft and the neutral color goes with so many things. I wore it  to keep me warm with my light rain coat last week and as an accessory to the outfit shown above. I love that can switch to a lighter jacket while wearing this layer of warmth, sure to get me through a damp spring season in the Northeast US.

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  1. You look adorable! It will be so fun when your hubby can feel those kicks...I remember waiting and waiting for him to feel at just the right moemnt. Now, I can just point to my belly and Josh can see them! So crazy :)

  2. looking good! ditto about maternity pants...i have long legs too!

  3. your little bump is so cute! I'm tall and have super long legs too..I imagine it being pretty difficult to buy maternity pants that are long enough!

  4. you are so cute and so is that scarf. :)


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