36 Weeks – Bump Update

by Aquila on January 30, 2015


36 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss? 195. Man I will be glad when I can stop sharing these numbers.
Maternity clothes? YES, and shameless plug, if you want to watch my tv segment on SA Live that covers the topic, you can click here.  Skip to 8:30 to get straight to our segment, and a huge thanks to Neiman Marcus at La Cantera and Destination Maternity for providing the fabulous clothes!  Live TV is so much fun!
Stretch marks? I noticed some weird bruising/stretch marks on my belly this week, but I asked my midwife about it and she felt it’s probably just from scratching and nothing to worry about.  I guess I should probably start applying Bio Oil or something to help with the urges to scratch the belly!

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5 Things You Should Know About My Hyphenated Last Name

by Aquila on January 28, 2015

5 Things you should know

Now that we’re solidly in to the 21st Century, you would think that it wouldn’t throw people for as big of a loop when they discover I have a hyphenated name.  I know several friends who hyphenate their last name as well, too, so it’s not as though I’m the only one sporting some unusual punctuation on my driver’s license or Facebook profile.  And yet, on a regular basis I feel the need to explain myself, or correct an innocent bystander who has apparently never come across such an oddity before.  Thus, here are 5 things you should know about my hyphenated last name. [click to continue…]


Don’t Sweat Your Pants

by Aquila on January 26, 2015

QUICK NOTE: If you’re free this afternoon from 1-2 pm CST and want to tune in, I’ll be appearing on KSAT’s SA Live show to talk pregnancy fashion! Click here to watch the live stream.

I’m not sure what made me think an active wear post at 35 weeks pregnant would be a good idea, but SIX:02 approached me with their “Don’t Sweat Your Pants” campaign and I guess I’m a sucker for female empowerment.  We’ve all seen the posts about women foregoing yoga pants so as to not tempt the opposite sex, and the horrific memes mocking women who may look less than stellar in some skin tight leggings.

All in all, it’s a tough world out there if you’re inclined to wear something more stylish than sweatpants to the gym, or the grocery store if you’re like me.  And while I get that it may feel immodest to some,  I just can’t get on board with making women as a whole feel bad about themselves, for any reason.  SIX:02 agrees apparently, because they’re encouraging women to donate the pants that don’t make them feel great about themselves and trade them in for some workout gear that DOES make you want to flaunt your stuff.  From now until January 31st, you can donate your unsightly pants for a $10 credit towards a brand new pair of Under Armour pants or capris at any participating SIX:02 location.  For those of you in San Antonio, head to North Star Mall!

Case in point: brightly colored pants bring a little sunshine to your life, and the quality fabric from Under Armour wicks away any sweat or baby drool you may accumulate throughout the day.

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35 Weeks – Bump Update

January 23, 2015

35 Weeks Total weight gain/loss? 192.  This better be a 20 pound baby.  Wait, no, actually, that would be a terrible idea.   Maternity clothes? Oh buddy, yes.   Stretch marks? Not nearly as many as I had with Cora.  I’m actually surprised to see more on my belly than my booty this go around.

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Cora’s 3rd Birthday Puppy Paw-ty!

January 21, 2015

For Cora’s 3rd birthday, we were finally going to be in the States and I wanted to make it extra special.  On her first birthday, we had a tea party.  For her second, we had a Doc McStuffin’s theme.  This year, I was stumped for a little while on what theme would fit her best, […]

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It Works Review + Giveaway!

January 19, 2015

{Liz (left) and I in college in our kid-free, much tanner days. } My friend Liz was the girl who always knew where the party was at in college.  She was always ready for a good time, and she brought that energy with her wherever she went.  So it was no surprise to me when […]

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34 Weeks – Bump Update

January 16, 2015

{For today’s post, instead of the usual outfit shots, I thought I would show you all inside an appointment with my midwife.  I often get asked what it’s like, and I’m sure some are curious to actually SEE this midwife I keep raving about! This is Jennifer, baby whisperer extraordinaire!} 34 Weeks Total weight gain/loss? […]

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The Struggles of Parenting While Pregnant

January 14, 2015

    While I was home in Indiana over Christmas break, my sister and I took a trip to the store to find her a belt.  We brought Cora along and as we went to check out, Cora started to whimper that she wanted to help sign the credit card signature pad.  I don’t know […]

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Dear daughter, this is your 3rd birthday present.

January 12, 2015

{Photo Credit: Elizabeth Andrade} Dear Cora, Tomorrow is your official day of birth, but for you the party has already begun.  We started by celebrating yesterday with friends and family, and today you have a special snack time at school dedicated just to you.  When the sun rises tomorrow there will be more presents to […]

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33 Weeks – Bump Update

January 9, 2015

33 Weeks Total weight gain/loss? 188. HOW it is possible that I only gained three pounds over the Christmas break in Indiana is BEYOND me.  I was seriously expecting the worst.  I’ll be honest though, it is getting harder and harder to post these numbers.  It’s really and truly testing my self-confidence.   Maternity clothes? […]

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