Maternity Photos

I am finally going to post a few of my favorite maternity photos! :) I had so much fun doing these and its always nice to spend a few hours with my hubby at the beach capturing our love! All photos are done by the amazing Paul Von Rieter, who also did our engagement & wedding photos!

Grey Dress- On Sale- Not Maternity- Leith Scoop Back Dress
Coral Maxi Dress- Maternity- ASOS Maternity Maxi
Black Skirt- Old (Brandy Melville) - Similar here
Bikini Top - Forever 21 - Similar- Bikini Top 

33 weeks

Top: Target Maternity - Liz Lange

Bump is growing fast! Our Maternity Photos are done and I will have to post some of them next week.

The Ellen Mother's Day Show 2014

I've had such an exciting and busy week! Ellen Mothers Day Show on Thursday and our Maternity Photos on Friday! Unfortunately, I do not have an official 32 Week Photo this week because my husband is traveling overseas. :(

The Ellen Mothers Day Show!
So fun. My parents met me in LA around 1230 for a 130 check-in. While I was in the bathroom, they told all the pregnant mommas to line up. I totally missed it and was bummed that I was likely going to be seated in the back of the studio. I checked in, received my number and they let my mom get a ticket for the Riff Raft Room. We then had to send my Dad home because they would only let one guest go with me.

Dress: ASOS Maternity Skater Dress - Less than $40 (orig. color is sold out)
Loving the Black too

We then were shuffled in by our numbers. After getting in the studio, the crew was seating us where they wanted, not by our numbers. I was put on the end in the back, but shortly after, I was moved to the front on the end. I was so excited, thinking, ooh maybe you will see my on camera! (if you watched the show, you definitely saw me) We were dancing and cheering and getting excited for the show. She gave away a ton of stuff including....

Sleep Number C4 Bed
A 6-Month Supply of Huggies!
A One-Year Supply of Beech-Nut Baby Food
Quinny Buzz Xtra Stroller
Mima Moon High Chair
$250 Carousel Designs Gift Card
4moms rockaRoo
$200 Babies “R” US Gift Card
Bonavita Peyton Lifestyle Crib from LaJobi
$300 Chasing Fireflies Gift Card
$300 Summer Infant Gift Card
$200 Lowe's Gift Card
$300 DSW Gift Card
$250 Maya Brenner Designs Gift Card
Fortune Cookie Booties

Check out the video and the prizes here- Ellen Video

After the taping ending, we had to fill out forms and tax forms. :( I guess I will be receiving a bill from the IRS. After finishing our forms, I ran up the steps and was one of the first of the mommas to leave! I ran over to my mom in the parking lot and we got in to my husbands truck. I was so excited that I was one of the first ones out! Unfortunately, that is where the excitement halted. We sat in the parking lot for probably 2.5hrs. After waiting, we got our 4 items that we had to take home with us, the Crib, Mima Moon, Stroller and Rockaroo! We were so excited to get out of the parking lot. We sat in LA traffic and were home around 745 for some much deserved pizza! It was an exhausting day but we received so many generous and wonderful gifts, it was definitely worth it. I was so happy to have my mom there with me too!

31 Weeks

31 Weeks
Time is going by so fast. We are doing our maternity photos at the end of this week and I am going to the Ellen Mothers Day Show on Thursday! So Excited!
We were able to take this weeks photo in the baby nursery, so special!

30 Weeks

Top: I was feeling the lace lately. Orig. is sold out but loving This one for $18. I love that website and all their cheap maternity items!
Pregnancy Updates
How far along: 30 Weeks
Total weight gain: ?? Not sure, I decided it was best for me to stop weighing myself. I was getting too discouraged. I am working out 4 days a week and trying my best to keep the weight down. I splurge on a cookie here and there but I am mostly eating healthy.  
Maternity clothes: Yes!
Stretch marks: No
Sleep: Starting to feel like a whale when I am trying to change positions.
Best moment of this week: Getting the nursery painting finished and the crib assembled. Its starting to look like a nursery! The invites for my shower went out this week, which is also very exciting!
Miss anything: Wine and Europe! I want to take a trip to Europe!
Movement: Yes, more like jabs this week.
Food cravings: Cinnamon and Sugar- Always!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not this week.
Have you started to show yet: Yes!
Gender: BOY!
Labor signs: No
Belly button in or out: It's still in but its starting to pop out where my belly peiricing was.
Wedding rings on or off: On
Happy or moody most of the time: Both! Getting a little crazy and feeling like everything needs to be cleaned and organzied.
Looking forward to: The Ellen Show Next Week & Our Maternity Photos!