Rookie of the Year

Today is not only my wonderful hubby's birthday, but we have another reason to celebrate as we've finally gone "FB official" and now it's time to go "blog official" that we will have a new rookie of the year up to bat in October. I had my ultrasound the other day to find out the gender of the baby, but the results are sealed away in an envelope until our gender reveal party. You'll have to let me know if you're team pink or team blue!


I've been successfully (or maybe not-so-successfully) hiding that little bump in my recent outfit pics until we were ready to make the big announcement on social media. You may have noticed my posts involving my undying love of Skinny Girl cocktails or champs have been few and far between which may have been an indicator that I was keeping this little secret. Oh how I can't wait to enjoy my two favs again! I keep telling myself if I got through feeling like garbage during my 1st trimester and dragging myself to work, I can go another 4 and 1/2 months without my favorite cocktails.

Dress {sold out - similar here and here} - Kate Spade | SunniesBow NecklaceBracelet, and Watch - Kate Spade | Wedges - DSW | Bag - Kate Spade Perri Lane Romy Bubbles




I picked up this dress at the Kate Spade outlet back in February when we found out the big news, and knew it'd be perfect for our pregnancy announcement shoot. It had room to grow in, and I loved the little bow detail on the opening in the back. KS just always knows where to put pretty little bows!





Now that I've let the cat out of the bag here, I just wanted to say this space will not turn into a pregnancy/mommy blog. I will continue to blog about weekend fun, beauty finds, outfit posts, and my all time love - travel. Below will be one of very few pregnancy related updates so that I don't inundate you guys with the same ol' information, but I thought it would be fun to let you know how things have been so far and how much longer I have before meeting our little prince or princess. 

1. How far along? I'll be 20 weeks on Friday - halfway point! 

2. Weight gain: This has been a hard one for me since I've worked so hard to shed the extra weight I gained after H and I started dating. Upon finding out I was pregnant, I was down about 25 lbs. from our wedding day - crazy huh? As of right now, I'm up about 10 lbs. from my pre-pregnancy weight.

3. Stretchmarks? So far just a little bump with no stretchmarks *fingers crossed it stays that way*. I'm currently using Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter religiously after every shower, I've also thought of checking out It Works so if anyone has any recs on natural creams that work definitely send them my way!

4. Movement? Not yet, but apparently it's common for first time moms not to feel any movement until after 20-22 weeks. I'm sure I'll feel it though soon, since the ultrasound tech always comments on how active and kicky my little one is in there.

5. Sleep: Pretty good with the exception of getting up to pee anywhere between 1-3 times per night. I'm also still getting away with sleeping on my stomach for the most part with our comfy memory foam. I'm sure that'll change in the coming weeks, as I get more large and in-charge.

6. Workouts: I've cut out my Jillian Michaels DVD's at home since they incorporate a lot of jumping, but have continued my Bar Method workouts during the week mixed in with bike rides and George St. Pierre's Rush Fit DVD's on the weekend. I've continued my schedule of 5-6 workouts per week, and hope to keep it up as long as possible.

7. Cravings/Aversions: Not too many cravings yet, only if I smell something good I have to have it. My aversions were pretty bad in the 1st trimester with the nausea, but those seem to have subsided for the most part. I couldn't even think about salads, most veggies, certain salad dressings, and random things like pepperoncinis, soup, and some cereals during that time. Yeah it was not a healthy time for me, all I wanted was meat, cheese, and carbs carbs carbs.

8. Symptoms: The 1st trimester was rough with a capital woof, but I try not to complain because I was extremely thankful that I wasn't living with my head in the bowl like some women suffer through. The nausea and exhaustion were epic, but I got through it and even managed to keep up with my workouts (which honestly helped with the nausea and exhaustion). I'm in the "honeymoon trimester" now where I feel more like myself, but I'm not so big that I'm uncomfortable yet. Definitely enjoying this time with the exception of the increased acne which is no joke!

9. Missing Anything? I miss my old figure, and wearing shorts/pants as ridiculous as that sounds it's hard to look at pictures from last year or even a few months ago or trying to pull on pants or shorts that used to be baggy only to find out that they no longer fit or are extremely snug. Belly band here I come! And of course I miss my happy hours filled with margaritas or champs, but it honestly hasn't been anywhere near as hard as I thought it would be. I've got this!

So the big secret is out, and this is all becoming more and more real! Back to regularly scheduled programming tomorrow :)

78 comments:

  1. YAYYYYYYY! So happy you finally announced on your blog!!! Loving that Kate Spade dress too! Can't wait to find out whether it's a boy or a girl :) <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. OMG I am so happy for y'all!! How exciting!!! I can't wait to see what the gender is!! Congrats!

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  3. I AM SMILING EAR TO EAR at this news!!!! You are beautiful, and your two will make the BEST parents!!! This is beyond sweet, I seriously have goosebumps!!! So excited for you sweet Kate and Happy Birthday to hubby!!!

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  4. Congratulations (again!) I'm so glad that this secret is out in the open on here! It's been fun knowing this little secret and noticing those little things you speak of that you were trying to hide, or that there were less of! Can't wait to hear more about plans, etc...and that awesome baby moon! :)

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  5. Yay for making it blog official!! I'm so excited for you both and so happy that you're feeling better!! Happiest of birthday's to your hubs! xo, Biana

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  6. SO exciting, congratulations!! And happy to hear you're feeling like yourself again!

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  7. congrats! i saw this post on feedly and immediately thought: "hang on a second; i've only been gone for like a week (sort of) ... how did i miss this?!" yayayayayay! motherhood is a great ride!

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  8. Ahhhhhhh congrats!!!!!!!!!! You most certainly have been doing a great job at hiding your adorable little bump because I had no clue! Half way there! So cool!

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  9. Congratulations! So excited for you and happy you are feeling better!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  10. You look so gorgeous with your baby bump and I love the KS dress with the bow! Can't wait to find out if it's a boy or girl and celebrate many baby events ahead. xoxo

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  11. Oh my gosh congratulations!!!!!!!! Ah I totally had no idea, you his it so well! I know you said you won't talk about it too much but I can't wait to hear all the details as things progress!! Congrats! <3
    Xo, Evelina @ Fortunate House

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  12. Oh my GOODNESS! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so stinkin' excited for you both! You look so beautiful rocking that baby bump! Can't wait to hear more pregnancy updates!!!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  13. I have tears in my eyes and got chills! CONGRATULATIONS! I haven't even noticed a difference. SO SO SO happy for you both!

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  14. What?!!! Congratulations to you guys!!! What wonderful and exciting news!!! So happy for you lady!!! You look fab and your baby will be beautiful just like you! :-)

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  15. Best birthday present ever!!! So excited for you- you're going to be an awesome mommy!!!

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  16. This is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! Congrats to your new growing family!!! <3

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  17. Okay- I had not noticed anything! Not too observant I guess! Congratulations! Can't wait to see your pregnancy style!

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  18. So exciting!!!!!! Congratulations!!!! Love the announcement photos!! You waited 20 weeks? Oh my!!! You're literally half way there! When I was 20 weeks I already had a pretty big belly! Haha.. Love the cute and petite bump! So excited for you guys! Xo

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  19. Ahhh!! Congratulations Kate!! So happy for you guys and can't wait for the gender reveal!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  20. This is so exciting! Congratulations! You look great!

    Ashley
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  21. OMG!! Congrats! I am so happy for you. I can not wait to follow you on this new journey! Can't wait to see if you have a boy or a girl!!!

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  22. Congratulations!! This is so exciting! I can't wait for you to announce if it's a boy or a girl!

    http://thecourtneydiaries.com

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  23. Ahh that's so exciting!! Congrats! And you look adorable!

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  24. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I can't wait to find out what you're having!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  25. Ahhhh! Congratulations, you two!! (and congrats to Roxy too!)
    You did a good job at concealing the bump...I had NO idea! So happy for you and I can't wait to see what little baby will be. I'm going to say girl! ;) You look fabulous and I hope you have an easy, healthy pregnancy! :) Big hugs, friend!!

    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  26. Congratulations Kate! So happy for you guys!

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  27. Oh my goodness, congratulations sweet friend! I'm so excited for you, and you look fantastic - glad to hear that you're feeling pretty good, too. I'm team pink all the way. :)

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  28. Congrats!! I'm not too sure on the gender, but I will say you are looking great!!! Glad you are feeling more like yourself too!

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  29. AHHH yes!!! So happy the secret is out! :) Beyond happy for you two and I cannot wait to find out the gender! Still guessing girl! Happy Birthday to your hubs, too!!

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  30. You look beautiful!! Congratulations, I'm so very happy for you both!!

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  31. YAY for the big announcement! glad it's out and you can now talk about it. i can't wait to find out if it's a boy or girl!!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  32. Congratulations - I'm so exciting for you! What great news to start the day - I actually love the pregnancy updates you shared - so fun to hear! Can't wait to hear what you're having!!!

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  33. Oh my goodness - congrats to both of you! So, so exciting. You are looking GORGEOUS, too! Way to rock that baby bump!

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  34. Aaaahhhh! Congratulations!! This is so exciting and I love how you shared it. Just enough information for those of us curious. You look fabulous!

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  35. Yayyyyyyyyyyyy! I am so excited for you and your family! Great news! I am getting the boy vibe from you! Welcome to the club, Mama! xo

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  36. Such an amazing announcement!!! Glad the honeymoon phase is treating you better than the first trimester.

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  37. Congrats! That's seriously such exciting news, and I can't wait to find out if you're having a girl or a boy! You did such a great job hiding your bump during your outfit posts, and totally didn't even think that you could have been pregnant! That sucks that you've had to deal with nausea and exhaustion during the first trimester, but hopefully, it'll subside!

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  38. Congratualtions! What wonderful news! I am so excited for you and your husband!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  39. Congrats. That is very exciting news. I thought this post might be coming and I am so glad it did. I am on #teampink

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  40. YAY for the cat being out of the bag!! SO so so excited for you again friend!! It's hard to tell because your bump is so cute and teeny tiny, but I'm Team Boy for this one :)!! Hopefully you are feeling better and just think giving up the cocktails & champs will all be worth it!!!

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  41. Omg yay!!!!! Congratulations!!!! How exciting!!!! I can't wait to hear the gender! I am going to guess boy! ;)

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  42. Yay!!! So happy for you!!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  43. KATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats. SO happy for you!! Can't contain my excitement. I will drink extra cocktails for you. I can't imagine how hard it is to have your body grow and have it be out of your control, but I hope you don't let it get to you too much. You're awesome, growing a human and you'll be right as rain when you're ready to be afterwards. Gotta say for some odd reason I'm thinking girl, though maybe that's because I feel like everyone is pregnant with a girl right now lol. But anyway. Congrats x100, so unbelievably happy for you. That dress is gorgeous by the way! Congrats again! Can't stop! Congrats!

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  44. Congratulations! What wonderful news! And you did such a good job hiding the bump, I had no idea!! Excited to hear if it's pink or blue!!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  45. Happy birthday to your hubby and a HUGE congrats to you two! That is so exciting! Of course, loving your KS dress choice and bag!

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  46. OH MY GOOOODNESS!!!!! Congrats sweet friend. I'm SO happy for you!!!! Xoxoxo

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  47. AHHH! Oh my gosh, CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is SOOO exciting!!! I LIVED in maxi dresses and skirts with my second pregnancy since it fell primarily during the summer!!

    Congratulations, again!!!!! **Go team Pink! ;)**

    XOXO
    Melissa

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  48. Ahhh! So excited for you all Kate!! This is such amazing news, congratulations! You'll be a great mama! :)

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  49. Such a blessing!! Congratulations girl!! I'm so excited for you growing family and so glad that you're feeling better!! YAY!!

    Xox Dana Ivy // www.iadorewhatilove.com

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  50. Congratulations!!! You look great!!! The belly band is a lifesaver:) also, my OB told me I could have a sip of champagne during NYE...so as long as everything goes well, pour yourself some OJ with just a splash of champs towards the end:)

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  51. Congratulations! I'm so happy and excited for you guys! :)

    Amy @ http://befilledwithj0y.blogspot.com/

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  52. Like your dog ;)
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: FEEL THE SUN

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  53. Congrats, lady! So excited for you guys!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  54. How exciting, Congratulations!! And these pictures are seriously the cutest way to announce! Can't wait to follow along on your journey XO

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  55. How exciting, Congratulations!! And these pictures are seriously the cutest way to announce! Can't wait to follow along on your journey XO

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  56. Congrats! You look great. can't wait to find out what you're having -Hanna Lei

    Latest Post: Casual (but Cute!) Kimono Outfit Inspiration

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  57. Oh my gosh congrats!!!!! This is seriously so exciting I am so excited for you Guys! Cant wait to find out what you are having!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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  58. Congratulations!!! You're a glowing mama to be!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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  59. Yay! I am so excited and happy for you! You look absolutely amazing! I can't believe you're already twenty weeks, tiny mama! I hope you're feeling better and don't stress about your body and the weight. You will be so impressed that you carried a baby and by what your body can do, and again, you look unbelievable!

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  60. Congratulations!!! I think you're having a baby boy :)

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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  61. Congrats!!!! So happy for you guys!!

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  62. Oh so fun!!!! Congratulations!!!! :) These photos are so sweet! XO -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  63. Awe so exciting!! Congratulations!!!

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  64. congratulations ! this is so exciting!!

    http://www.carolinapinglo.com/

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  65. So... I'm obviously still behind on blogging but OMG girl, I'm so happy for you!! Congratulations!! And your announcement is too cute! I'm glad you're feeling better so just keep hanging in there and the margs will be back soon enough. Wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy :)

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

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  66. Love your post, and you are look pretty beautiful in this outfit!
    http://www.missydress.com.au

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  67. congrats!! i am so excited for y'all!!

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  68. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! How exciting!! You're almost halfway there. Having a baby is the best :) And now you can relate to some of my posts :)

    I didn't get any stretch marks until the very end...and I cried (cause I was pregnant) and now they dont' even bother me.

    liz @ j for joiner

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  69. Congrats, friend! I am soooo happy for you!!! You look beautiful rocking that bump in your dress. There's nothing like being a mommy.

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  70. OMG I MISSED THIS POST! I saw one of your recent ones saying you were abstaining from sake bombs, so I knew I'd missed something. CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Such an exciting time for you!!!!!!

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  71. CONGRATULATIONS, KATE!!!!! How very exciting!!!! I had not suspected at all so nice work on that one :) I love how happy and beautiful you two look together here!!!! What a great time. Just cheers, cheers, cheers coming your way from SF!

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  72. I am so so so behind on blogs, but CONGRATS! How exciting! You're a cute preggo!

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