We are officially in the second trimester and I couldn't be happier! So far, this month has brought a bit of relief as far as morning sickness goes but I still haven't found much more energy. Nesting has been starting though and I cleared out and donated 6 big bags of "stuff" and we've already gotten almost all of the baby things already (I kind of like to be prepared haha). We took a trip up to Lake Erie and found lots of beach glass and had the most fun. I'm dreaming of so many fun family adventures in the this warm weather (give me all the pool and lake days). I've been eyeing alllllll the tiny baby things and deciding what little things we need to complete our baby essentials. A bunch of baby things arrived this week (a 4moms mamaroo, an organic crib mattress, a dock-a-tot, etc.), it's just so much fun shopping for a tiny little one.

Due Date: December 7

How far along: 15 weeks.

Size of baby: The size of an orange.

Total weight gain: 3 lbs.

Maternity clothes: Sometimes yes, sometimes no. I've been wearing mostly flowy non-maternity dresses, or my Madewell jeans (with two ponytail holders tied togther to hold the button in place since they can't button or zip) with maternity tees.

Stretch marks: So far I've only noticed one.

Sleep: It's all I want to do. By 6pm every night I'm ready for bed, and usually go to bed around 8-ish. The only problem with going to bed so early is that I've been waking up at around 6am almost every day haha.

Best moment of the week: Starting to gather little baby things AND scheduling our anatomy sonogram for next month to find out baby's gender!

Miss anything: Being able to eat anything I want without having to think about if I'll regret it coming backup later lol.

Movement: Yes! I've been feeling flutters since about 9 weeks, and the baby kicks get stronger by the day!

Food cravings: Chic-fil-a sandwiches with buffalo sauce, buttered popcorn, blue raspberry icees, beef stew.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Coffee is the worst and causes the most throwing up. Garlic is next. Onions are pretty awful too. I also currently loathe our pantry, fridge and freezer, I can small alllll the smells of every single item mixing together when I open them and the smell is nauseating.

Have you started to show yet: Yes! Since around 7 weeks.

Gender: We don't know yet. We'll find out next month at 20 weeks and the wait is killing me (obviously patience is not my strongsuit ha).

Labor signs: No.

Belly button in or out: In.

Wedding rings on or off: On.

Happy or moody most of the time: I feel like I'm a good mix of both if I'm completely honest. I mean, I did cry on the phone with Amazon customer service a few weeks ago though over a purchase that wasn't the right product, so there's that haha.

Looking forward to: The pretty Jenny Lind crib we ordered arriving soon and finding out the gender next month!



Shoes are just a natural part of life and a necessity in this day and age, and of course Skechers are some of our favorites. We've always found them to be great quality, affordable and eye catching, so it's not surprise that our closets are stocked with mostly Skechers. Most recently, the kind peoples over at Skechers sent some new styles our way that are just perfect for springtime, and perfect for the entire family.

Bella has been begging for a pair of pink shoes, so when I spotted these pink shoes that were perfect for puddle jumping, beach trips and days at the lake, I was so excited. What I love most about these shoes, other than the fact that they're adorable, is that they can be cleaned so easily! Mud is no problem because all you have to do is rinse them off and they're good to go again!

Her other choice? These adorable gray shoes with a bow that are simply the best for bike riding, a day of play at the park or everyday wear! I just love all the cute heart accents on them.

For myself, of course I went all neutral (but honestly did we expect anything different from me? haha). I was immediately drawn to the light khaki color of these super comfortable tennis shoes from BOBS, as well as these beach shoes perfect for slipping on and running out the door. Just seriously cannot go wrong with Skechers, but especially Skechers BOBS, which are my absolute favorite.

I grabbed these nice neutral gray tennis shoes for my husband, they go with everything and look so sleek! Brown leather is another color choice I'm always drawn to so I love these shoes on my husband as well, he wears them everywhere and swears by their comfort, everyone constantly compliments him on them.

Mamas, head to your local Skechers store or Skechers website for all your families footwear needs, you're sure to find everything you're looking for and more!