Baby Thrift

I love: dachshunds, swimming, Greek yogurt, running (sometimes), grilled cheese sandwiches, and cozy beds.  But I also really, really love consignment shopping.  As I’ve written about before, we’re intent on buying most baby items from thrift stores because it’s so much cheaper than retail.   Case in point: $1 onesies. The Husband is equally enamored [...]


Baby continues to grow, and the bump continues to change shape.  I was so round a few weeks ago, now I feel pointer.  I’m carrying all in front, right around my belly button, which is getting flatter and flatter and feels so strange now!   There’s all sorts of Old Wives Tales about how you [...]


BabyHTP: 20 Weeks

My – what a difference 10 weeks makes!   BabyHTP and I are finally in the 20s!  Here’s what’s going on this week: “Your baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. He's also around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom and about 10 inches from head to heel. If you're having a girl, [...]


BabyHTP: Week 19

Around 4 AM, I was woken up by the baby – the first time this has happened!  And then she/he proceeded to thump me 12 times in a row, even kicking back when I poked the foot with my finger.  We went from a maximum of 4 thumps in a row to 12, right in [...]


BabyHTP: Week 18

Pop!  Goes the belly.   Getting bigger every single day.  Most baby websites compare the size of the baby to a fruit, which can be fun but also a bit silly – baby is currently a sweet potato but sweet potatoes can be small or big!  So I like to look at this fetal weight [...]


BabyHTP: 17 Weeks

Time seems to be flying by.  Week 17 already!   Here’s what BabyHTP is up to this week.  “Your baby's skeleton is changing from soft cartilage to bone, and the umbilical cord — her lifeline to the placenta — is growing stronger and thicker. Your baby weighs 5 ounces now, and she's around 5 inches [...]


BabyHTP: 16 Weeks

Whoa, baby!  I cannot even believe we’re at 16 weeks.   Here’s what BabyHTP is up to this week (source): “Get ready for a growth spurt. In the next few weeks, your baby will double his weight and add inches to his length. Right now, he's about the size of an avocado: 4 1/2 inches [...]


BabyHTP: 15 Weeks

Want to know something crazy?  This week, BabyHTP is longer than an iPhone, if you include the little legs!  WHERE IS BABY HIDING?  An iPhone seems ginormous.  I have this weird theory about my insides… I don’t like to think of myself as having organs.  I prefer to think of myself as a steak.  No [...]


I spy a BUMP!   I am trying really hard not to get too ahead of myself, but the entire pregnancy journey has been a whole lot of “I can’t wait for this… okay, now I can’t wait for that.”  First it was, “I can’t wait to get a Big Fat Positive.”  Then, it was [...]


BabyHTP: 13 Weeks

Some people say the second trimester starts at Week 12, others at Week 13, and still more at Week 14.  I’m going with the middle number – Week 13 – and am so happy to be here! So happy, in fact, that the occasion called for a duck face.   Let’s compare a very early [...]


BabyHTP: 12 Weeks

One week to go!  One week to go!  (Until the second trimester, that is!)     I hear the second trimester is a period of increased energy, happy contentment, and an actual desire to do normal activities, like the dishes, exercise, and the horizontal polka.  BRING IT ON.  And I’ll admit – looking at the [...]


I love doing these weekly updates.  It makes it feel like time is moving very quickly.  Heh.     (I promise that wear shirts beyond tanks but I think it’s good for comparison's sake to repeat outfits.)   I feel like something definitely happened this week.  I’m up three pounds, none of my pants have [...]


BabyHTP: 10 Weeks

Today, BabyHTP and I officially enter double digits.  I am thrilled, to say the least!  Time seems to move impossibly slow in the first trimester and, truthfully, I felt like 10 weeks would never come.    But here I am!  Ten weeks and feeling pretty good.  Minus that whole running to the bathroom in the [...]


All the Baby Details

Catching up?  Read the announcement post!   Your announcement post was fun!  Are those gluten-free cinnamon buns? I want the recipe!  They look AMAZING! I’ll admit it… the cinnamon buns were just a prop.  Not even homemade.  The thought of slaving over the stove to make cinnamon buns was not appealing, so I bought a [...]