Happy Valentine’s Day!!!
Holidays and Anniversaries have looked a little different for us this year, but I wouldn’t have it any other way! Kyle and I are staying in tonight and indulging in some Netflix & chinese food and you better believe I’ll be wearing the comfiest sweats I own!! But I couldn’t let Valentine’s Day go by without sharing this beautiful dress with y’all!!


Mia Tango Maternity has a ridiculous amount of beautiful clothing for expecting mamas,
but this red dress was hands down my absolute favorite item!
You can snag this beauty or anything else that catches your eye for 10% off with code “MONICAK”
Click {HERE} for this exact dress! Click {HERE} to head to their website!

I’ll be sharing some more Mia Tango items with y’all later this week and next, but I figured what better day than TODAY to share this little number?!
{Shop similar items below!}

Every Holiday that passes lately I just can’t help but think how crazy it is that this will be our last as “just us two”.
We are both SO excited to welcome our baby boy in just a few weeks but I would totally be lying
if I didn’t admit that I’m also kind of terrified. But hey, that’s normal right?!

Well, I’m off to have a little Galentine’s breakfast date with one of my best girlfriends.
Just wanted to quickly share this red dress with y’all and encourage you to go check out
Mia Tango for all of your bump stylin’ needs!

Have the best Wednesday ever!!

Happy Monday Y’all!
Kyle and I had our 4 year wedding anniversary on Friday and it’s still so hard to believe that this will be our LAST anniversary as just the two of us!!
We decided to keep it pretty simple this year since I’m 9 months pregnant and the size of a small hippo.
We decided on dinner and a movie, and honestly that’s all I had the energy for!
Once we got to the movies we passed a family and the little girl started shouting,
“Mommy she has a BIGG tummy!!!! Look mommy!!” over and over and over.
Kyle and I were DYING laughing and the poor mom was absolutely mortified.
She was doing everything she could to get her daughter to shut up,
I had already walked by so I don’t think the mom knew that I was actually pregnant at first but then once she finally saw my belly she was like “It’s a baby!! It’s a baby in her belly sweetie!” hahahah Oh man, it was SO funny y’all.


This dress is from SexyMamaMaternity and I L O V E it so much!
I actually ended up throwing on some converse and a plaid shirt tied around my waist for a more casual look for the movies – because let’s face it, when you’ve got a 6 lb baby in your belly your feet NEED to be comfortable.
I love how easy this dress is to accessorize and dress up or down.
Shop it {HERE}

The weather has been totally crazy in Houston lately…I say that a lot don’t I? lol
It’s been super nasty and rainy which makes it really difficult to get outfit pictures done for the blog, ugh.
Which usually wouldn’t be a big deal but I feel like I have SO much to share with y’all while I’m still pregnant and I’m definitely running out of pregnancy time!!
It decided to drop like 30 degrees on Sunday and it was absolutely FREEZING,
we ended up taking Charley to the park that morning since we knew we’d most likely be bundled up inside the rest of the day!

Alright, I’m just rambling now…
Tomorrow I’m sharing some of my favorite places to buy maternity gowns for photo shoots so make sure you come check it out!!

This weekend could NOT have been any more perfect!
I had my baby shower this Saturday and I was so happy with how it turned out.
So grateful for everyone who came and for those who sent love from out of town.
We are SO blessed.

After sharing this photo on Instagram I received an overwhelming amount of comments and DM’s about this dress and I’m SO sad that it’s completely sold out. It was only $18 and seriously THE best maternity purchase I’ve made. I’m linking some similar styles for y’all below — and PRAYING this this specific dress comes back in stock soon!
(I linked tons of options so make sure you scroll through to see them all)



Prepare yourselves for a ridiculous amount of photos all in the same location haha!















Hayes is one lucky boy to be loved by SO many!!

I have FINALLY ordered a baby book for Hayes, and I’m a little mad at myself for waiting so long to do it!
Especially because I got it customized and now it won’t arrive for like 2-3 weeks…
andddddd he could totally be here by then BUT I’m just not going to think about that.

I’ve been on the search for one for the longest time but just haven’t found anything that felt right.
So what did I do?! I asked all of you for suggestions of course!!

I received tons of great suggestions from y’all but the one that REALLY stuck out to me was from PolkaDotPrintShop. I completely fell in love with their designs and I really think that y’all will too!
This is the exact book I ended up ordering and I CAN’T wait for it to come in!
They have so many adorable prints and color options and I loved the layout inside the books.



You can head straight to their website {HERE} to see all of the adorable options, It was seriously SO hard to pick just one!
(FYI this is not sponsored in any way, I’m just obsessed with their books!!!)

Just in case some of you were looking for something a littleeeeeee bit different,
I’m going to go ahead and share some of the other baby book suggestions I got!

1. Lucy Darling Shop


2. MixBook

3. Promptly Journal


4. Qeepsake
{This one is actually an app and you save memories on your phone & can create a book later}

5. Shutterfly


Let me know if you end up grabbing one of these!
Each of these shops really does have GREAT options, you really can’t go wrong with any of them!
I’m off to my 35 week appointment this morning,
Have a happy Tuesday everyone!

I remember before I got pregnant I would daydream of precious moments like this…
So I’m currently soaking up every minute while I can.

It’s official, we are nearing the home stretch!!
I’m just a few days away from being 35 weeks and I am the type that likes to be totally prepared.
I’ve been wanting to get this post up for y’all for a while now but I also wanted to make sure it was REALLY helpful and informative.

It took me so long to figure out what on earth to pack for myself.
This is my first baby and I really have no idea what to expect!
I reached out to a few friends of mine who recently had babies and also did a whole lot of
research and came across some great lists!

Honestly all of the lists/info was a little overwhelming and every list has something different!
So I’ve somewhat been putting this off…

Well, I finally just sat down last weekend and made a packing list for:
1. Myself
2. My Husband
3. and BABY!!

I’ll share each of our lists and include direct links to the items if possible!

WHAT’S IN MY HOSPITAL BAG!

Have these accessible in an outside pocket:
1. Chapstick/Gum (apparently your mouth gets super dry during labor)
2. Hair tie (you are not going to want your hair all up in your face during labor)
3. Phone Charger
Clothing for me: (linking each item in order below this list, just scroll through to see all items)
1.
Robe (this is the exact one that I’m bringing but I linked a cute one below as well)
2. Slippers// Flip flops for shower
3. Nursing bra/ Top/ Pads/ Silverette Cups
4. Sweatpants/Stretchy leggings
5. Sweater/Cardigan
6. Warm socks
7. Going home outfit — (I may just end up wearing my sweats but…)  I’m thinking of packing some stretchy comfy jeans, a casual top that works for nursing & my converse or some type of comfy shoe!

Toiletries for me:
1.
Makeup – I know myself, and know that there will be lots of photos being taken & I’ll want to look somewhat put together once he’s here!
2. Make up remover wipes
3. Hair Brush/ Hair Clip
4. Toothbrush/ Toothpaste/ Deodorant
5. Shower Essentials/ Lotion/ your own towel
6. Granny Panties/Pads/Depends Diapers — Y’all my diapers came in yesterday and I’m honestly PUMPED.
7. Glasses
8. ***BRING YOUR OWN PILLOW***
9. Nursing pillow/Boppy
10. Breast pump/accessories (so they can teach you how to use it)
***EDIT***
Your hospital will most likely have a pump for you to use and apparently they’re better and                                                           stronger than the pump you’ll have at home! But DO bring yourself some nipple cream!!

Extras:
1. 
Camera – for better quality photos
2. SNACKS – this was on EVERY single list.
3. Baby book

WHAT’S IN MY HUSBANDS HOSPITAL BAG:

1. SNACKS – labor & delivery typically lasts a LONG time and your man is going to get hungry
2. Toiletries
3. Change of clothes
4. Pillow/Blanket
5. Flip flops for shower

WHAT’S IN HAYES’S HOSPITAL BAG:
(Some hospitals provide you with a TON of things so you really may not need all of this stuff, but if you’re overly cautious and like to be overly prepared then you can follow my list!)

1. Car seat – obviously not actually in the bag…
2. Light blanket for car seat
3. Swaddling blankets
4. Hats/Mittens
5. Burp cloths
6. NB-3 month sleepers and onesies
7. Diapers (will most likely be provided)
8. Going home outfit

Okay, THAT’S IT!
All you experienced mamas please feel free to comment and let me know if I’ve left anything out or included something that’s totally not necessary! And if you’re a new/soon to be mama please leave me a comment letting me know what you think/if this was helpful for you!!
And if you’re not a mama or soon to be mama but still over here reading this I LOVE YOU.
This was a SUPER requested post so I hope it was as helpful as all of you were hoping!
Love y’all so much.