First Trimester – Update! Weeks 9-13

When I first found out that I was pregnant, I felt like time was creeping by. I couldn’t wait for the second trimester!! Now that we’re almost at 14 weeks it feels like time is flying by. I’ve been keeping up with my weeks here so that I’ll have a place to look back. Here it goes:

IMG_0050

9 WEEKS

  • Due Date: February 13th
  • How far along?: 9 weeks 7/10
  • Baby is the size of a: Cherry or an olive!
  • The Bump: I just look like I ate a 3 cheeseburgers 😉
  • Symptoms: Sore breasts, crazy dreams, exhaustion and some nausea occasionally usually if I’m hungry.
  • Food Cravings: pickles LOL….. All carbs and coincidentally cherries!
  • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: Tiny waves of nausea. The thought of most vegetables makes me want to throw up.
  • Sleep: major fatigue! I’m having crazy dreams also
  • What I miss: wine!!!!! sushi..
  • Weddings Rings On or Off: On!
  • Any Names Picked Out Yet: We’ve had names picked out for 4 years!!! So fun!
  • Gender: Dont know yet!
  • Movement: no
  • Maternity Clothes: Having to unbutton my pants certain days. Mostly bloated!
  • Labor Signs: NOOOO
  • Best Moment of the Week: hearing our sweet baby’s heart beat with the doppler I purchased on amazon!
  • What I’m excited about/looking forward to: Announcing to our family and friends!

IMG_0094

10 WEEKS

  • How far along?: 10 weeks
  • Baby is the size of a: strawberry or a Kumquat
  • The Bump: pretty much only I can see it
  • Symptoms: I had a migraine that was very terrible this week I think from low blood sugar.
  • Food Cravings: pickles, salt and vinegar chips, gummy bears
  • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: When my co-workers heat up their lunch in the microwave and it makes the whole office smell,
  • Sleep: Still sleeping good.
  • What I miss: still wine..
  • Weddings Rings On or Off: On!
  • Any Names Picked Out Yet: yes for both!
  • Gender: We cant wait to find out!
  • Movement: nope!
  • Maternity Clothes: Not yet
  • Labor Signs: No
  • Best Moment of the Week: telling friends!
  • What I’m excited about/looking forward to: Our 12 week appointment

IMG_0170

11 WEEKS

  • How far along?: 11 weeks
  • Baby is the size of a: lime
  • The Bump: I can see it..
  • Symptoms: still just headaches
  • Food Cravings: still sweets, still pickles, Mint chocolate chip ice-cream. Also I had a random craving for spaghetti and clam sauce which I haven’t eaten in years..
  • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: chicken salad.. I’ll never eat it again.
  • Sleep: is still good
  • What I miss: My jeans fitting..
  • Weddings Rings On or Off: On
  • Any Names Picked Out Yet: yes
  • Gender: We are impatiently waiting to find out!
  • Movement: none yet
  • Maternity Clothes: none
  • Labor Signs: Nope
  • Best Moment of the Week: telling my grandma on FaceTime!
  • What I’m excited about/looking forward to: Seeing our sweet baby at our 12 week appointment

IMG_0580

12 WEEKS

  • How far along?: 12 weeks
  • Baby is the size of a: plum
  • The Bump: starting to show, I think
  • Symptoms: headaches – wishing them away!!!
  • Food Cravings: candy, carbs. I haven’t been able to eat meat.
  • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: Afternoon sickness….. no bueno
  • Sleep: lots of crazy dreams! Waking up often to pee!
  • What I miss: nothing really
  • Weddings Rings On or Off: On
  • Any Names Picked Out Yet: Yes.
  • Gender: Andy thinks girl!! We will see!!
  • Movement:  not yet!
  • Maternity Clothes: I bought a belly band and have been wearing dresses
  • Labor Signs: No
  • Best Moment of the Week: Announcing!
  • What I’m excited about/looking forward to: Finding out if the baby is a boy or a girl!

IMG_0597

13 WEEKS

  • How far along?: 13 weeks
  • Baby is the size of a: Lemon
  • The Bump: Its there!
  • Symptoms: Afternoon sickness, headaches..
  • Food Cravings: pickles, sour gummy bears, Any candy or sugar, anything I see on TV
  • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: Smells of certain foods, I’m not totally loving meat
  • Sleep: Waking up through the night often and having crazy dreams.
  • What I miss: nothing really
  • Weddings Rings On or Off: On!
  • Any Names Picked Out Yet: yes for both!
  • Gender: not too much longer!!
  • Movement: no but I’m impatiently waiting!
  • Maternity Clothes: I just ordered a few pairs of jeans!!
  • Labor Signs: No
  • Best Moment of the Week: Setting up our crib!
  • What I’m excited about/looking forward to: Our gender reveal!

 

We find out if we are having a girl or boy on September 2nd!! So far everything has been really good! I’m hoping that the sickness goes away and I regain some energy.

Advertisements

Surprise! We’re having a B A B Y !

dcd8b8b0-a8d3-43db-a43e-c3f0aa6fb58f
SURPRISE!! WE’RE PREGNANT!!! We’ve been keeping a little secret in the Fogle house and we are SO excited and relieved to finally be able to share the news!!

It feels like we’ve been keeping this secret for so long, but we were patiently waiting until it was the right time. I am 12 Weeks today and everything is going wonderfully so far. We are just so glad to finally be able to share with the rest of the world!

90a338df-a4f8-4979-99ba-1166f071033112498b0d-fc94-4daa-b90d-d21ac9b8c054cbbfdc71-162e-4acc-899e-e901ec39a20637441eb0-64b0-4a59-8a18-fa7982d23cef-1217502633-1533075414409.jpg

HOW WE FOUND OUT
I actually found out a few days before my period was due. I knew something was “off” and I had a feeling that I should take a test. I was so hopeful but nothing prepared me for how I felt when I saw that second pink line. We had been trying for several months and had suffered a loss before, so we were cautiously happy and hopeful. After several doctors appointments and ultrasounds to confirm our sweet baby is healthy and wiggly, we feel so so SO incredibly grateful and excited! It still doesn’t feel real!

HOW I TOLD ANDY
I had always planned on telling Andy in a fun way. But when It finally happened I couldn’t keep it to myself! I have no idea how anyone walks around with that much weight on their shoulders! LOL! I realized there was no possibly way I was going to be able to hide the news and I finally blurted out “I TOOK A TEST!” The look on his face made my heart BURST. It was like Christmas morning!! Since I still wanted to surprise him in some way, I made him a basket for fathers day. I was 5.5 weeks and it was a few days after we were able to confirm by ultrasound I was in fact pregnant.
45286cfb-1ca6-4e68-a165-f10d70b2e3fd

MY PREGNANCY SO FAR
I have been very fortunate in that I have had very little sickness. The first few weeks I didn’t have an appetite and was having to force myself to eat anything so I lost 4 lbs. But I’ve only had about 5 really bad days in the last 12 weeks mostly when I ate something that didn’t sit well or if I was very hungry. Several friends recommended unisom for sickness and I’ve taken that every night. I do think that its helped!!

I still have a very weird appetite and I’ve had a hard time cooking since I’m really weird with smells. I’ve been craving lots of sweets, pickles and Mac & cheese.

My only real complaint is that I’ve been having headaches. But for the most part I’ve been good! I’m super uncomfortable in my clothes and most of my jeans were mid-rise or high-rise so I’m down to two pairs that I usually have to button with a rubber band. Its made sharing outfits a little difficult… Now that the secret is out I can dress a little more bump friendly! YAY!

Processed with VSCO with al1 presetProcessed with VSCO with al1 preset09C3A8FC-AE3D-4DF7-B236-818F71ABC6A1.jpegF1D06BB1-6456-4919-8DB5-E718138E6581.jpeg
50bb9985-34c5-46e4-8a5b-6a40652f0f98

*this cradle is so special to me as it was built by my grandpa 20 years ago!*

Andy has been amazing through this whole process and I’m so excited to see him become a Dad! He truly is the best partner in life and I cant wait to take on parenthood together!

Thank you all for you love and Support! We cannot wait to share our journey with you all!

XO,

Britt

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Okay, I know you all are probably really tired of hearing about the Nordstrom Sale. Its EVERYWHERE! But I just wanted to share a few items that I think are worth all of the fuss!!

I didn’t go super crazy at all I just grabbed a few items I knew I’d wear a ton throughout the year to work and just casually on the weekends! All of these items are reasonably priced.

This BP cardigan – I got it in gray! I’ll wear this year round to work in my office and its only $31.90
This Leith Cardigan – I got brown spice because I love this color for Fall!
This $11 Tee!!! Size up for a more comfortable fit.
This Long sleeve – I needed a good basic for cooler weather and this one was

I’m also linking the items on my wish list. As a blogger threes a lot of pressure to keep up with what’s new and what everyone is talking about however, I’ve always been extremely money conscious. Andy and I work really hard for everything we have and I normally just give myself an allowance for “fun money.” Its the same concept as a diet. You eat mostly good but still occasionally order desert. It works!

 

 

The Nordstrom Sale opens to the Public 7/20 and I’ll be periodically checking for restocks!!

If you buy any of these items I’d love to see!!

 

XO,

Britt

Two Piece Set – Chicory Lane Boutique

Processed with VSCO with e3 presetProcessed with VSCO with e3 presetProcessed with VSCO with e3 presetProcessed with VSCO with l6 preset

 

I recently had a chance got this amazing two piece set in the mail from Chicory Lane Boutique and I’ve received SO many compliments on it! Its so flattering and I love that I’m able to style it many different ways!

Chicory Lane Boutique has so many affordable pieces! They were generous enough to give me a ! You may use the code BRITTANY15 for 15% off your entire purchase!

They have so many cute items and this piece is actually on major sale!!

I’ve linked it here. And its on SALE!!!!

IMG_9422

Two Piece Set – here 
Bracelets- here
Alex and Ani bracelet – here
Watch – here
Shoes – here

Memorial Day Sales

Processed with VSCO with e7 preset
Romper : HERE
Sandals: HERE
Bag: HERE

Happy Memorial Day!!! There are so many sales going on that I wanted to share all of the items in my cart. Some are these are items I own and love!!

Lets start with Nordstrom:

TARGET SALE : 20% OFF WITH CODE MEMORIAL

The following are items you’ve seen me post before.

IMG_9174
My Romper: HERE
My Jean Jacket: HERE
Processed with VSCO with au5 presetMy Tank: HERE 
My Gold Sandals: HERE

IMG_8254
My one piece: HERE

Processed with VSCO with al3 preset
My Bralette: HERE
My Henley: HERE

fullsizeoutput_3849
My pink sandals : HERE

Anniversary Weekend in Myrtle

229AEFBC-D6EB-4F22-AF27-461F6493A96A.jpegProcessed with VSCO with 6 presetED315FE0-E2C4-4139-A236-2D12F8CA55E4Processed with VSCO with au5 preset
This Tank Is so cute and its only $20! its fully in stock in all sizes at my favorite store!!

Shop My Look Here: 

This weekend we celebrated our first anniversary as a married couple and 10 total years together! We decided to spend our weekend on the beach and although it wasn’t quite how we imagined it – we had fun and crazy times always make for good memories anyway.

We stayed at the sea mist resort which I booked through an Airbnb. I’ve had really good experiences in the past with Airbnb’s but this one was kind of terrible. The pictures looked a lot different than the listing and it was in a bad area. If I would have looked it up on trip advisor, I would have seen that it only had 2 stars and not have booked it. Its rating on Airbnb was 5 stars which I later found out was because they ask you to leave a 5 star review. As We were leaving I got an email asking me to leave them 5 starts to help their profile.

After we arrived we got ready for the night and headed over to target to buy two towels to shower with and a blanket to sleep with (just some indication of the room quality) and started our night. If everything wasn’t booked for Mother’s Day we may have moved to a different hotel…. But we decided to make the best of it.

On to the good stuff! We went over to Broadway at the Beach where we walked through the shops and enjoyed the sunset. We were both starving and wanted seafood so we went to Joe’s Crab shack.

Processed with VSCO with av4 presetProcessed with VSCO with av4 preset

I would highly recommend! We got an appetizer sampler and a steam pot to share. It was SO good I’m drooling thinking about it. When we finished dinner it was late so we headed back to our Airbnb. We had planned on walking on the beach but elected to stay in our room. Andy and I always have fun together so we had a few drinks and reminisced about where we were one year ago.

The next morning we spent the day on the beach. The area of the beach we were on didn’t allow for much relaxing. We spent the first half of our day on the beach before heading in to shower and get ready for our dinner plans. We had reservations at the Gulfstream Café about 30 minutes from our hotel in Garden City, SC. The restaurant sits right on the marsh and we were able to watch the sun set.

Fortunately we were given a seat right on the deck with a perfect view. The weather was so breezy and beautiful and It was so romantic.

5AF28E12-71DC-45E2-97D5-0BDF1A69C47410E51CF2-7A3E-4253-AEC5-A02ED70B17EE98533055-C9BC-4752-85F2-36DEC8D6025EB9D74D41-F0DA-421D-B244-F9D7F48258AA51744E50-5FBB-4C81-AB1F-52C44CA3A223DE5DEAC5-310A-4860-856F-48600C440B7B

We had purchased champagne from our wedding day and a small cake from publix (the same as our wedding cake) for dessert. That night I googled questions for couples and we ate cake and drank champagne and answered silly questions – You can find the list we used here.

You guys- we had so much fun. We laughed so much and we talked for hours. We may have been in a gross hotel without the best view but we had good company, drinks and cake.

EEF6A3B0-6663-42EE-BAE0-1956CF5EF4ED-3952488093-1526335815109.jpeg
A little smooshed – but SO good

It’s crazy how fast a year went by. So Cliché- but time really does fly when you’re having fun!

We are planning some more fun trips for this year! Where should we visit next?

Cottle Farms

Processed with VSCO with 6 presetProcessed with VSCO with 6 presetProcessed with VSCO with 6 presetProcessed with VSCO with 6 presetProcessed with VSCO with 6 presetProcessed with VSCO with 6 presetProcessed with VSCO with 6 preset

Happy Monday Friends! I just received an email from Old Navy and everything is an additional 35% off! Everything I’m wearing in these photos is from Old navy and you can shop it here:

As always you can receive 15% off your Daniel Wellington Watch with the code BRITTFOGLE. I’ve linked it here. And for a limited time you get an extra strap with your watch purchase!!
You also may receive 30% off this adorable wrap braclet with the code BRITTMF
OGLE! I’ve linked that code here.

This weekend was the best and I’m so sad its over! We visited Hopkins, SC on Saturday morning to go strawberry picking!

We went with two of my sisters, my brother-in-law and two of my nieces. If you want to be instantly entertained, bring a toddler to a strawberry field. This girl was in heaven!! They both had so much fun!

Processed with VSCO with 6 presetProcessed with VSCO with 6 presetProcessed with VSCO with 6 preset

I had previously never been and it was so much fun!

They have 3 sizes of containers. You have the option to grab a pre-picked package or go pick them yourself.  We got a bucket for $12 and walked through the fields for a couple of hours. The weather was beautiful! I think we will go back before the season is over.

I’m planning on making homemade strawberry Ice-cream. We got an ice-cream maker as a wedding gift (thank you martin!) and I used it all summer long last summer. I’ll link it here in case you’re interested. Its automatic so you don’t have to churn it yourself and we love it.

The recipe I have is what I found in the book that came with the ice-cream machine. If you guys have a really great strawberry recipe, let me know! I wanna try something fun!

April Showers Bring Cute Rain Jackets

Processed with VSCO with au5 presetProcessed with VSCO with au5 presetProcessed with VSCO with a7 presetProcessed with VSCO with a7 preset
Processed with VSCO with a7 preset

Processed with VSCO with a7 presetProcessed with VSCO with au5 presetProcessed with VSCO with a7 preset

Happy Tuesday!

I’ve been really trying to get back into the swing of things since having a weekend away in Sunny Florida. The weather was beautiful and we drove home to a high of 65 and rain here in South Carolina.

Fortunately, I recently got this adorable monogrammed Rain Jacket which certainly helps to brighten up any dreary rainy day and I wanted to tell you a little more about it and how you may have a chance to win your very own!

KATHY’S KREATIONS

Kathy’s Kreations is the cutest little boutique in Irmo, South Carolina. They have an arrangement of items from cups, frames, baby items to, wall plaques and even monogrammed clothing. For every week in the month of April they will be giving away a free rain jacket to one lucky customer!

HOW TO ENTER

The rules are very simple. You just have to stop by the store and ask at the counter for a form to enter to win. You get one entry for simply stopping by and have the chance for an additional entry if you make a purchase!

A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THE JACKET

They have two styles. The New Englander and the Logan. They come in sizes XS-3XL.

The “Logan” comes in: Black, Aqua, coral, true navy, mint, hot pink, periwinkle, violet and bright coral.

The “New Englander” comes in: Buttercup, red, pink, wave, black, aqua, coral, true navy, mint, hot pink, periwinkle, violet, and bright coral.

I went with the New Englander in a size small and I opted for aqua with a gray font for my monogram. I LOVE it! It’s a bit loose which makes it perfect for layering.

ANOTHER WAY TO SAVE

I’m the type of person that googles for a coupon before I hit confirm on any online orders so when I found out that Kathy’s Kreations had coupons in the Mint Magazine flyer I had to share.

They have 3 coupons (not valid with any other offers or prior purchases):

  • $5 off one monogram
  • 10% off any purchase of $100 or more (personalization not included)
  • 25% off any pair of jack rogers

These offers expire on 4/30/18.

Make sure you stop in for your chance! You can stop in each day for multiple entrys also!! The Drawings are announced via their facebook page which you may follow here.

 

Spring Sale Must Haves

IMG_8196.JPGIMG_1095.jpg
Jeans|Shoes|Bralette

I recently shared with you all a Free People Top for $39.99 and you all went a little crazy over it. It is still currently on sale at Macy’s and Nordstrom will allow you to price match! This sale is going on until 4/8 so Grab your before its gone! I’ve ordered both Black and white and I plan to live in them all summer long.

I wanted to share with you several other sale items I love and are currently in my shopping cart. All of these are at Macy’s and surprise! They’re mostly Free People..

Don’t forget to add the code SAVE to your cart to receive 20% off these already low prices. Theres also free shipping on orders over $99

I also wanted to share these items through Nordstrom since I know some of you may rather order from there since they have free shipping and returns.

SHOP THEM HERE:

 

 

If you have any questions about how to price match on Nordstrom feel free to reach out! I’d love to help!!

xo,

Britt

Monday Thoughts

FYpPt122TUyKvC4daIjh5Q.jpgzNMGGmmJSgmqA9r335z8g.jpgdwaM9yLhRAiB51DzWtzePwIMG_1040IMG_1042dWzlaf+LSgmB4d5qImvUugIMG_1057

Shop my OOTD here

Happy Monday everyone! I have a short week this week since my brother is getting married this weekend but it still didn’t make waking up this morning any easier. The weekends are too short!!

Recently I’ve had something weighing pretty heavily on my heart. I have been feeling really unsure about what direction my blog taking and where I eventually want to end up. It’s so easy to get caught up in comparing yourself to other bloggers and other people in general that sometimes you have to take a step back and reevaluate the situation. I’ve found myself second guessing my style or what I want to share with you all and I really want my blog to come from an authentic place. I get inspiration from so many other women and its so easy to get swept up into comparing yourself to others.

For the past two weeks or so I’ve felt very self-conscious about the way I look and how I feel. I’ve gained a few lbs (which immediately shows when you’re 5’2″) and I haven’t felt really good about the content I’m posting. Overall, I’ve been feeling pretty lousy.

I’ve always been a sale shopper and even my more expensive items have always been gifts or things that I’ve saved up for. I guess that has something to do with growing up with 8 siblings. I’m money conscious! I constantly worry that what I’m doing isn’t enough. That I cant keep up and I cant afford to constantly buy new outfits and spend a couple hundred dollars on Tori Burch sandals (although SWOON- I want). The blogging market is oversaturated and what am I even doing to stand out? Why would anyone want to keep up with my posts? Sometimes I feel like I’m in over my head.

Today two things happened. I saw this photo –

fullsizeoutput_3d51

And I received this text from a really good friend.

fullsizeoutput_3db8.jpeg

And I was reminded that I need to stop comparing myself to other blogs and focus on what I’m good at and my affordable style is what makes me different! I’ve been stressing about numbers and how many new followers and I’m getting and losing and its all been a little overwhelming. Sometimes all it takes is just a small reminder to keep moving forward and to not sweat the small stuff!! I hope you all appreciate that I’m able to find affordable pieces for everyday wear, dupes for expensive pieces and even splurge on the pieces that are totally worth the price.

SO – Thank you to all of my loyal followers (and especially my friend Stephanie for always knowing the right thing to say). You all mean so much to me and I’m so thankful for all of you! This blog has been such a fun creative outlet for me and although I sometimes let my own doubts get the best of me, it’s still been a very rewarding process.

I hope you all have a fabulous week!!

xo,

Britt