Um, what is a Layette? | Monica + Andy

Newborn Layette is the perfect baby gift
Guys, I’m learning all kinds of new words, acronyms, and terms since I’ve become pregnant, but I have to say that one of my favorites (and probably the fanciest) is concept of  a “layette”. I found out what it meant when I was trying to figure out WHAT exactly I needed clothes-wise for the babies in the beginning, and I stumbled upon the brand Monica + Andy. I just wanted somebody to put together a little…
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Preventing Leg Cramps During Pregnancy

Black Sweatshirt Dress Maternity
Last week, I decided to start asking you guys for advice. Considering I’ve never taken a pregnancy this far until now, I’ll be the first to admit that I am not yet an expert ;). I posted on Instagram asking you guys what you do to help your leg cramps, and I loved hearing your responses! First of all, I want to say thank you to everyone who did respond. Since every pregnancy is SO…
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Best Baby Gear of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Best Baby Gear of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale | Finn + Emma Gift Sets
This is the first time I’ve really shopped the baby section of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and it was so much fun! I combed through all of the baby clothing and gear and picked my favorites for you below! FINN + EMMA GIFT SETS I am kind of obsessed with the brand Finn + Emma, so I was so excited to see that they had little gift sets as part of the sale! The clothes…
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Maternity Style Struggle | LEGOE.

I’ve always heard that it’s hard to find good maternity clothes, but you didn’t fully realize it until I needed them myself. It’s so frustrating to be dealing with a growing belly, growing out of the clothes you normally wear, and then feel like you can’t find anything up to par with your regular style ;). I’ve made it work with a combination of loose-fitting normal clothes and a handful of good maternity clothes. LEGOE.…
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More Pink, Our Anniversary, Cribs, and Our Latest Ultrasound

Rose Pink Whether I’m more partial to pink because I have two girls on the way, or I caught the “Millenial Pink” fever, there seems to be more pink creeping in around here. And guess what? I’m ok with it. I keep telling Blake my favorite color is now “Rosé” ;). So, when I saw this silky trench from Stillwater, I HAD TO HAVE IT. And guys, it’s amazing in person. I just want to…
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Fighting Stretch Marks During Pregnancy | My Plan of Attack

Preventing Stretch Marks, Even if it’s Hereditary I’ve always been afraid of stretch marks, so you can imagine the increase in my fear when I found out I was having twins ;). Both my Mom and sister have always told me how bad their stretch marks were, so if it’s true that stretch marks are hereditary I’m a goner. However, I decided that even if I’m doomed to get some stretch marks, it’s still worth trying…
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It’s Two…Girls!

Yep, we are adding TWO GIRLS to this home, and we are so excited. Finding out the gender was a bit of a roller coaster for us (which you can read about here), but I have to give our 12 week ultrasound tech props because she was right from the very beginning! We had our big anatomy scan ultrasound this past week (usually done at 20 weeks but my doctor wanted mine done at 18)…
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Dressing Like You’re Pregnant, or Not Dressing Appropriately for Being Pregnant?

If the way that I dress hasn’t changed much now that I’m showing, does that mean I’ve always dressed like I’m pregnant, or that now I’m not dressing accordingly? I’m kind of afraid it’s the first one ;). But I’ll just chalk it up to the fact that I love being comfortable! And I love this button down thing – it can be a dress or worn as a duster/kimono. Pastel Stripe Button-down Shirt Dress…
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Getting Through the First Trimester | Morning Sickness and More…

Alright, so I officially hit 16 weeks a couple days ago. And I decided I should post about my first trimester before I forget how terrible it felt ;). The main reason I want to post about it is to tell you that YES it can be awful, but YES it will get better (for most people!)  The First Trimester Fog The first trimester is just a weird place to be. I think whether your…
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Pregnancy Book List | What to read when you get those double lines ;)

When we first found out we were pregnant we were about to leave on a trip, so Blake made a stop at Barnes and Noble to pick us up some reading material.  He grabbed the usual What To Expect When You’re Expecting, and also found one called Dude, You’re Gonna Be A Dad. He said when he went to check out the lady ringing him up got so excited that it kind of surprised him,…
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