Wednesday, February 3, 2016


 Sunglasses: Ray Ban. Jacket: Patagonia. Scarf: Calypso St. Barth. Top: lululemon (sized up for maternity). Leggings: lululemon. Sneakers: Nike (On sale! I ordered a 1/2 size down).

Hi there! I'm back... with a much bigger belly. I am 30 weeks along in my pregnancy and in my third trimester. Baby B is quite active and Ted can see and feel her kicks. She is growing by the day. Some days I feel like April is forever away, and other days I don't have any time at all!

Overall I have been feeling well, but that's not to say I don't have my complaints. I have a hard time sleeping comfortably, but the Snoogle pillow has been my savior. I think Ted wishes he had one too, haha. What else... since my belly is stretching my skin is really sensitive and itchy. Pants, socks and shoes are a daily struggle to get on and off and I've managed to pull muscles jean shopping. I've been having bizarre dreams. In the grand scheme, I realize these are really minor issues and I'm thankful not to have anything serious going on.

Back to the positive. I've been able to keep a workout schedule. I've continued with pre-natal yoga once a week and barre at least 1-2 nights. When I can't make it to class I try to at least get some treadmill walking in. Some nights it's really hard to get going but once I do I feel so much better. I live around the corner from my gym and also have one in my building so distance isn't an excuse.

 Jacket: Burberry. Scarf: Gap.
No filter, great lighting.

My hair has been in much better condition this winter than usual... I can definitely thank pregnancy for that! I'm sure that my prescription prenatal helps (Prenate Elite). Since I have cut out cardio workouts that make me sweat bullets I don't wash my hair as often, which means less heat styling. While many people love their "second day hair" and swear by dry shampoo, that's not the case for me. I prefer fresh hair. I toss and turn in my sleep and usually wake up with a scary 80's mullet look that needs to be restyled. I blame my bangs but I can't force myself to fully grow them out. Ultimately I'd rather have healthy hair so it's been a good change cutting back.

One of my favorite dry shampoos is Batiste, which you can almost always find at TJ Maxx and Marshalls or at Target. I'm partial to the Blush scent. I'm going to assume it's better for blondes since it helps cover my roots between highlighting. My other favorite is Oribe's Dry Texturing Spray. Too bad it's 7x more in price. Based on reviews it seems to work well on all hair types and colors.

 Oribe Shampoo for Beautiful Color $42 and Conditioner for Beautiful Color $44

Speaking of Oribe, I'm also loving everything about their Beautiful Color shampoo and conditioner except for the price tag. I will say a little goes a long way. For now I'm alternating it with other abandoned shampoos and conditioners I need to "use up". Next up I would like to try Oribe's Bright Blonde formula that is free of sulfates and parabens.

More Baby B and other life updates to come. Next up, nursery!


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