30 weeks pregnant OOTD

Whoa. That didn’t take very long to reach 30 weeks, did it? Thought I’d show you a quick OOTD and the details of it all.

Also, check out the size of that pinecone bebs found on our forest adventure. It was so heavy! 

I’m so happy we finally have healthy air to breath. Never thought in a trillion years that would be something I’d take for granted. We were basically surrounded by wildfires for weeks on end. Today and yesterday we got more of a break and the AQI is reading green! Aka absolutely “normal” and healthy to head outside. I’m hoping it lasts.

Like my new backpack? Gaston Luga is a Swedish backpack retailer located in the heart of Stockholm. Though I have to admit, I wish there were more pockets on the outside of the pack too, for my water bottle. They have a small keychain hanging from it, where I can clip my car keys on and the back of the backpack there’s a little slot that’s big enough to fit my phone for easy access. 

Also huge shoutout to PinkBlush who has given me a few pieces of clothing (actually, all sweaters to be honest- my choices!) throughout this pregnancy. I’ve never been disappointed with their quality of clothing, not just maternity clothes – they also have regular women’s clothes too. Hot tip: sign up for their e-mails because I swear it’s weekly when they send me (and anyone who is signed up to their mailing list) a 40% off coupon for one item, or 30% off their entire site. It’s fantastic. I ended up buying two sweaters (which you’ll see one of them in tomorrow’s blog post) and wear them both often.

Charcoal Ribbed Maternity Hoody ($38 on PinkBlush)
Maternity leggings – H&M 
Backpack – Gaston Luga
Sneakers – Rackle Footwear (see my blog post about them here

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The diaper bag journey begins

Can I really give feedback on whether or not I found the best diaper bag just yet? I’m not due until February so I clearly haven’t a clue what I’ll be bringing in my diaper bag. Seriously clueless at the moment and I suppose it’s different for everyone. For me, I’m a pretty minimal packer — but would that make sense when baby comes? Don’t they need their diaper changed 18 times a day? An exaggeration perhaps, but I suppose one really needs to be prepared rather than having too little diapers might not be the best thing. Plus most of these listed below don’t have those fancy insulated pockets for bottles (or whatever else goes in those) nor changing pads to lay out. You can get that after the fact, right? Help!

Either way, I’ve come to the conclusion after carting our pup Alfie around in airports (I mean, he’s kinda like a kid, right? I meaaaann… he needs similar attention!) that I’d rather have a backpack for a diaper bag, than anything slung over my shoulder, ready to drop when I reach down to pick the baby (or Alfie! Lol) up. Ya know?

There’s definitely a whole slew of cute backpacks going around, especially at the affordable shops like Target, and even Asos. I’ve been on the hunt for some unisex diaper backpacks for a while, mainly because I know my husband will be carting it around too and I don’t want it to be too feminine for him.

I bought this one on eBay for under $20. It arrived a month or so ago and I’m super pleased with it. It’s silly how expensive some of these diaper bags get, especially considering the one’s I want: backpack style. I want my hands free. Not some bag I sling over my shoulder…why are those popular? Who knows. Maybe I’ll change my mind once kiddo arrives. I’m a bargain hunter, and I hope this one holds up well. It seems quite sturdy, and a nice size.

Plus, it goes with everything right? Including my outfit today?

Wearing:
PinkBlush Purple Floral Knot Maternity Shirt ($31)
H&M Mama Super Skinny Maternity Jeans ($35)
Black Velvet Shoes ($14)
Diaper Bag (I paid $16.25 but it’s now $28? Y tho.)

30 weeks now. I feel like I’m carrying a soccer ball – lol at the look on my face. Also? This Sinful Colours nail polish is $2 and it’s the only white nail polish I use, unless I’m getting shellac done.

This is a cute floral maternity top I’ve been eyeing up for a few weeks on Shop Pink Blush, but I have to admit – it’s quite sheer and is made of a thinner material than most of my items from Pink Blush. So keep that in mind if you plan on ordering!

Disclaimer: Huge thanks to my pal Megan for hooking me up with PinkBlush to be an ambassador with them too! As a PinkBlush Ambassador I get a point for each piece of clothing to review. Each time I post = 1 point. I did not receive monetary compensation for posting about the brand. 

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It’s getting real

Mid-November. Making it 2.5 months until my due date. There will be another PERSON in our household. Not another animal, a person… that we’re responsible for. I feel like with all my years of babysitting experience that this is (obviously) going to be 100% completely different. I’m not nervous, or scared. It’s just kind of surreal right now, and so hard to believe it’s actually happening.

I’ve had a bit of a scare last week. Okay, so since Alfie’s been sick I basically never (really, I never) leave the house without him. Last weekend I decided to meet a blog friend for a coffee date downtown and low and behold everything that could go wrong, did. Unfortunately.

Scott stayed home with Alfie, but Alfie had gotten ill that morning after a long stint of being so “normal” and well. I wanted to cancel but there wasn’t much time and didn’t want to be that person who bailed last minute. So I drove the fancy $80K Lexus RS F downtown and parked. Walked with my friend to this new spot where we wanted to grab coffee, and I tripped and fell over the lip of the sidewalk that was lifted up (lawsuit, lol jk). I sat on the ground and bawled… kind of embarrassing but I knew I wasn’t supposed to fall while pregnant!! My friend kindly cleaned up my hands (I didn’t land on my belly, just the knees/hands got the brunt of it). I canceled out coffee date and headed straight home with wet eyes and mascara running down my face – what a sight. But not before I curbed the hubcaps of the eighty thousand dollar vehicle I was driving.

Just fantastic.

At least bad things comes in threes, and three things happened. Nothing else was bound to happen, right? Luckily that was it. I started getting a bit nervous and feeling worried that I was having decreased fetal movement so the next day: Sunday, I called the after-hours ObGyn line and my OB just happened to be on call that day and told me to drive into the Labour + Delivery ward for further assessment. Better safe than sorry. Everything turned out okay and it only took an hour for me to be in and out of the hospital but at least now I know where to go when I’m in labour? That’s the plus side I suppose, hey?

So the last few days I’ve been back to my routine. Hangin’ around at home, with Alfie. Still organizing through the baby’s nursery and taking it easy. Since I’ve been sharing multiple OOTD’s with you guys lately, why not share another.

But first!! Some cute nursery things.

Baby has possibly more shoes than I do at this point. Red mocc’s and green sneaks are from Jack and Lily, a Canadian company!

Continuing onto the Canadian theme, I was sent some Tervis sippy cups. I looked through their website and they had Ottawa Senators, and a Canucks one so I requested those to be sent over. Many might not realize, but our sweet pup Alfie was named after an Ottawa Senators player!

I have three adorable prints ready to be hung when we buy a stud-finder. They’re all from The Animal Print Shop. I’m SO happy with them.

And finally, an adorable iddy biddy top that I bought on clearance on Nordstrom’s website. The top is reversible, cool hey?

Wearing:
PinkBlush Mocha Heathered Soft Knit Long Sleeve ($36)
H&M Mama Super Skinny Maternity Jeans ($35)

I like wearing basics, and especially now that I’m pregnant, I stick to colours I know work, and I don’t have to think about matching, Not that I ever cared to match, to be honest. Hee hee!

What do you think of the nursery thus far? There’s now a stroller in the nursery room that I pieced together a few days ago. But we still have to put together the crib, which I’ll show soon!

Disclaimer: Huge thanks to my pal Megan for hooking me up with PinkBlush to be an ambassador with them too! As a PinkBlush Ambassador I get a point for each piece of clothing to review. Each time I post = 1 point. I did not receive monetary compensation for posting about the brand. 

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