Bump Day: Week 37

fall maternity fashion

leggings: American Apparel // sweatshirt: Target // shirt: thrifted // scarf: gift

 

 

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How far along?
37 weeks

Baby Size:
As long as a bunch of Swiss Chard (aka approximately 19 inches)

Total weight gain:
No real idea

Maternity clothes?
Just the one pair of pants.. although, the pile of clothes in my closet that doesn’t fit anymore is increasing and the pile of clothes that does is greatly decreasing.

Stretch marks?
Nope

Sleep:
Terrible. Although, for the most part, I am able to have  nap most days and I think that really helps.

Best moment this week:
Having dinner with my in-laws on Thanksgiving.  We had a restful weekend, and then finished it up with dinner.  It was great!

Movement:
Lots! Mostly on my right side with little kicks and nudges, and on my left with hiccups

Food cravings:
Nothing new! Though I FINALLY got some french fries!! ;)

Labor signs:
VERY minor braxton hicks.

Belly button in or out?
in. I really don’t think it’s going to pop out at this point

Wedding rings on or off?
Off :( For about a week and a half

Happy or moody most of the time:
Happy, unless it’s Tuesday and I have to go to class

Looking forward to:
I’m having a massage this afternoon and I am SO excited about it!  My friends are so good to me <3

xoxo,
Alysa

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving monday! Long weekends are so nice, and this one was no exception.  Both of us got a LOT of work done, and that’s always good.. especially since I’ve been feeling pretty unproductive lately.  There’s a lot coming up this week that I’m excited for, too!  Like, I have a quiz tomorrow!! Yay!!!!  I’m getting a massage on Wednesday, I get to hear the heartbeat on Thursday ANDDDD I get my new oven that day, too!  Plus, on Saturday we’re going to a wedding.  I always love weddings.

What exciting things are happening for you this week?

Here are some things that I’ve been smiling about lately:

This great piece about how to cozify your living space :)

These amazing tips for how to transition your closet between seasons.  It’s something that I’ve personally never done.. and so my drawers just hold ALL of my clothes ALL the time!  I love the idea of putting it away and pulling it out when the season actually calls for it, so then it feels fresh and new again.

I am in love with this shirt:

Not only is it pretty accurate to my life (minus the cats) but it’s pretty accurate to how I feel the first few months of baby are going to be (again, minus the cats and plus one baby)  You can get the shirt here!  They have a lot of other cute things, too.  It’s really tough for me to not buy everything tbh.

This weeks favourite verse:

And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
-Matthew 14:31

I especially like the first half of this verse.  Jesus IMMEDIATELY reached out to him and caught him.  I think it’s really telling of how much Jesus cares for his followers.. he immediately reaches out. He doesn’t wait, or let his follower fall, but immediately catches him!  I think he would do the same for any of us, too.

Have a great week!

xoxo,
Alysa

alysagram: thankful

It’s the Thanksgiving long weekend here in Canada!  Which means that on Monday, we get the day off of work (or we would … if we worked). It does mean that Andrew gets to stay home on Monday, which is pretty exciting for me!  I like it when he gets a day off, so I’m looking forward to Monday for that reason, and I’m very thankful that he does get the day off to spend with me (or, in the same house with me.. each of us working on different things in different rooms ;) )

Here are a few pictures from life if the last week:



wearing lots of #pink4bella! If you don’t know what that is, check it out on Twitter! // a Sunday throwback for my bff’s birthday!
Getting totally spoiled and pampered at the spa with my best girlfriends <3 love it! // This weeks baby bump
My fingernails got jealous ;) // a little something I’m thankful for this year!

Check out my instagram feed @Alysalovely for more

Have a great weekend <3

xoxo,
Alysa

Blogger Envy

blogger envy

I love fall, and so I’m finding myself more and more jealous of the kinds of things that other bloggers are posting.  Why? Because they can wear these cute fall outfits and I can’t!  I love wearing cute little dresses, and tights, and thigh high socks, and knee high boots. But I can’t right now.  The majority of my fall dresses do not fit, and taking off tights and the socks is pretty difficult right now.  Plus, if I want to wear my boots out.. I need to make sure that my husband is here when I get home so he can help get me out of them!

Also, so many bloggers post recipes for alcohol beverages that I would LOVE to try, but can’t right now.  Why are there so many? I feel like I skip so many blog posts because it’s for an alcoholic beverage!!

As envious as I am right now, PLEASE don’t stop doing any of the above though.  I can’t live vicariously through your adorable outfits and tasty drinks if I can’t read about them in blogs ;)

xoxo,
Alysa

Bump Day: Week 36

fall baby bump fashion

 

dress: Sammydress.com // sweater: Old Navy // necklace: gift/thrifted // boots: Rooster on River // hairband: F21
// bracelet: Pandora

 

 

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How far along?
36 weeks!

Baby Size:
About the size of a head of romaine lettuce! (approx 18 inches or so)

Maternity clothes?
yes! My lovely belly band pants :)

Stretch marks?
Nope

Sleep:
I am tired ALL THE TIME, and doing the smallest things exhausts me.  If it were about not sleeping at night, I could do things at that time.. but it’s just that I’m not having quality sleep at night.

Best moment this week:
Our prenatal class! It was really interesting.

Miss anything?
I can’t start things that start after 9pm anymore.  I’m just too tired!

Movement:
Mostly big kicks to the side and to the ribs.

Labor signs:
Got some signs of Braxton Hicks.. but the early kind that I can still talk and do things through

Belly button in or out?
Still in, but it’s definitely more shallow than it used to be!

Wedding rings on or off?
Off :( I had been taking them off at night and putting them back on in the morning.  On Sunday, I couldn’t get them back on easily so I figured that it’s better to leave them off now.

Happy or moody most of the time:
Pretty happy!

Looking forward to:
I am ready to be done school.  I am having a difficult time keeping up.. I haven’t fallen behind.. but there are definitely days where it’s more difficult to actually do anything.  Ready to be done foreverrrrrrr!

Next week I’ll be term.  This baby is coming quickkkkkk!!

xoxo,
Alysa

Happy Day!

This week wasn’t easy.  I had a few uncomfortable days, a few pretty discouraging days, and it made getting things done not easy.  Let’s just say that while I was still always able to provide hot meals (and only semi-burned) for myself and my husband, the laundry did not get taken care of.  Whoops! There’s always next week, right?  This pregnancy stuff makes doing things difficult sometimes, especially when it comes to being able to physically move around.  Running is totally out of the question, and sometimes walking for too long is, too.  It’ll all be worth it in the end though, right?? :p

Despite all that, here were a few things that made me smile this week:

I really liked this article about how being a stay-at-home parent is a luxury … for your spouse!  I never thought of it that way, but it totally makes sense, and I saw that in action, too, when I was a nanny.

I don’t know why I was reminded of this song this week, but it was fun to listen to! Hope you have fun hearing it again, too

My favourite verse this week:

There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear, because fear expects punishment.
The person who is afraid has not been made perfect in love.
-1 John 4:18

Have a great week!

xoxo,
Alysa

alysagram: hello October!

So happy for it to be October.  That means it’s almost November. And November means almost December. And December means Christmas, and also actually being done with school FOREVER.  That is something I am really looking forward to.  Plus, I’ll have a one month old in December.  How wild is that?



It takes 4 lists to attempt to stay on top of things // a little relaxation
Definitely enjoyed taking Selfies while watching Selfie // my favourite candle ever
This weeks baby bump! // Not-so-healthy, but still delicious way to start the day ;)

Follow me on Instagram @Alysalovely for more
xoxo,
Alysa

Maternity Pants!!

styling maternity pants

maternity pants: thrifted (Thyme Maternity) // shirt: thrifted (American Apparel) // cardigan: gift (Roxy) // necklace: gift // flower: F21 // scarf: Wet Seal

 

 

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It took me a while, but now that I’m in my 8th month of pregnancy, I FINALLY have a pair of maternity pants!  You know, the kind with the elastic band that comes up over the belly?  And I gotta say, they’re pretty much amazing!  I thought that I didn’t want to get pants like this, but I was a fool.  These pants are amazing, and they make it so much nicer for the weather to get cooler now that it’s fall.  I can see myself wearing them lots this month.  The best part though?  I got them for the low low price of $2 at a massive baby stuff sale in the middle of September.  SO great!

Now to figure out what I can wear with them ;)

xoxo,
Alysa