Jun 01

In case you’re wondering, this is what the belly looks like these days:

17 Weeks

I’m 17 weeks along, and all is well.  My energy level is much improved, which means I want to do things like paint the living room and clean up the backyard.  I will say that I hate taking my vitamin every day.  Ladies, is it common to feel that way?

I’ve been researching bento boxes too.  Emily starts preschool in the Fall, and I want to send healthy, happy lunches with her each day.  Bento lunches seem to embody all my ideals, plus they are an exercise in creativity.  Here’s a great post on Parenting to get you inspired.

While I’m sharing links, here are some great blogs that are new to me:

  • I’m crazy for Pink Friday, a Swedish blog with lots of color and cheer to go around.
  • Emily Henderson won Design Star on HGTV and now has a show of her own.  I like her blog.
  • Nana Company has lots of pretty patchwork and inspiration.
  • Bare Wunderbar is another fabulous Swedish blog with beautiful interiors and inspiration drawn from a variety of sources.

And some shops I’m loving right now:

  • The Wheatfield, which you’ve probably seen, has the most beautiful watercolor prints I’ve seen anywhere.
  • Pop Chart Lab is perfect for the nerd in your life, be it you or your man or your best friend.  There’s something for everyone.
  • Need a new clock?  How about an old one instead!  Clockwork Universe has some of the most adorable vintage clocks I’ve seen gathered together in one shop.

Finally, I’m fully addicted to Pinterest now.  How did it take me this long?!  You can find me here.

10 Responses to “17 Weeks & a Few Links”

  1. christina Says:

    Ah, you and your bump are so adorable. : ) I too have been admiring some of The Wheatfield’s lovely prints lately. The Bento lunches are amazing! Definitely something I’d be interested in trying (at least a few days per week) when Little Man heads off to school. I’ve been seeing quite a few posts about Pintrerest lately; I suspect that I’m very, very close to succumbing to the charm and making an account. : )

  2. Traveling Mama Says:

    Aww! You look adorable! I know just what you mean about the vitamins. They were torture for me with all three of my pregnancies. Most of my friends looked at me like I was nuts when I would tell them that, but they made me feel sick. Of course it is worth it now, so just hang in there!!

  3. Vicki K Says:

    Your hair is so long and your baby bump is so cute!! Do you still have maternity clothes or will you be restyling some new ones?

  4. Amy Says:

    Hated the vitamins! Try taking them before you go to bed, that way you will sleep through the yucky feeling part…you look gorgeous!

  5. chelsea Says:

    i hated the vitamins too. enough so that i stopped taking them. i wouldn’t recommend that, because as a doula i’m not comfortable suggesting someone not take prenatals, but i will say that we turned out okay. :)

    you look beautiful! when we have another, i’m totally wearing maxi dresses like that all the time. i used to wear skirts as tubetops. ha.

  6. Melissa Says:

    Congratulations, mama! You look beautiful!!

  7. Melissa Says:

    Oh, and I skipped the vitamins with my second. I was under the care of a careful midwife and opted for liquid supplements instead, which are easy to hide in a smoothie. I took liquid calcium, flaxseed oil, Floradix with iron, and liquid B12 with folic acid. It was a lot to manage, but somehow better than dealing with the vitamin taste. Ick.

  8. Sarah Says:

    I heart Katie Daisy (of The Wheatfield). I have two of her prints: “This Is It” and “Let’s Go Anywhere.” I’ve been eyeing “Life Is Beautiful,” too! P.S. You look adorable and I miss you lots and LOTS.

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