Friday, March 24, 2017

weekly musings || 3.24





-  i'm twenty-seven weeks now!


-  jared started the new shift at work this week. we are settling into this new routine fairly well.


-  elevation worship's new album is SO good. fullness is my favorite song.


-  i am so, so thankful i married a man who doesn't snore loudly. we would have to sleep in separate bedrooms.


-  tax season is over in less than a month. i've enjoyed learning, but i'm ready to have my saturdays back.


two years ago yesterday, mama + i were driving all over tulsa trying to find a wedding dress. sweet memories!


-  in my thirty years of life, i have never found ice cream better than braum's chocolate chip cookie dough.


-  if having heartburn means your baby will have lots of hair, then i'm giving birth to a wookie, y'all.


-  there is a possibility that i may have a doula present during the birth of our son. this is a huge blessing!


-  i am so, so obsessed with these ceramic gemstone mugs. i wouldn't actually drink out of them because they are works of art.



Monday, March 20, 2017

happy first day of spring!
















all photos shot with my iphone 7 + edited with the VSCO app

Friday, March 17, 2017

weekly musings || 3.17




-  we are going camping this weekend. i am so excited to relax at the lake for the night + hang out with family.


-  i couldn't believe the number of strollers/car seats/baby items there are when i was registering in target. and then i went to register at babies-r-us. holy moly, talk about overwhelming!


-  you guys. i dropped my macbook last night. it's going to cost $300 to fix the screen. [insert crying emoji]


-  one of my favorite little girls came up to me at church, looked at my growing belly and exclaimed, "amber, you're starting to have a baby!" hahahaha!


-  i have the hardest time with writing the beginning paragraph of blog posts. it shouldn't be that difficult.


-  i totally forgot today was st. patty's day. but i must have subconsciously knew because i still wore green. 


-  i tried the new iced cinnamon almond milk macchiato from starbucks recently. verdict: eh.


-  only one more month of tax season! i have really enjoyed learning all about income tax this year.


-  i cannot wrap my brain around the fact that i start the third trimester very soon. time is a funny thing.


-  does anyone else find it weird that bloglovin' now lets you know when people have read your posts?


-  when one of my FB friends posts that they started selling [this or that], i immediately unfollow them. harsh?


-  someone informed me i looked like i was pregnant with a basketball. umm... thanks?


-  in case you missed it on the blog this week, i shared my bullet journal + my sixth month of pregnancy.



//  see more weekly musings here  //

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

pregnancy: month six.





DUE DATE:  june 22, 2017
WEEKS:  22 - 26
TRIMESTER:  second
GENDER:  boy!



SYMPTOMS:


is a growing belly considered a symptom? hahahaha. kidding. i can no longer fit into any pre-pregnancy shirts. it's getting a little harder to bend down to pick things up. and let's not discuss the difficulty i have when trying stand up after i've been sitting on the floor.

this has nothing to do with pregnancy, but i caught a nasty cold around week 23. i was so miserable because i'm limited to benadryl and tylenol. it was one of the worst colds i've had. i also developed allergies apparently? i'm finally starting to kick them, but the past week was very snotty + sneezy.



CRAVINGS:

-  give me all the ice cream in the world.
-  chick-fil-a. i don't feel guilty in the least because they are the Lord's calories.
-  orange juice.
cheerios medley crunch.



MOVEMENT:

oh, mylanta. this is the best part of pregnancy for me. theeeee absolute best. baby boy moves a lot now. i have started seeing his kicks and punches when i'm sitting at my desk. i will never get over being able to feel our baby wiggle + move around.


SLEEP:

pregnancy insomnia is still a thing. it usually occurs between two and three in the morning and lasts for about thirty to forty-five minutes. i've learned to utilize these moments by praying.

i also get uncomfortable a lot. i've learned that i cannot sleep with pants on anymore. [tmi?] and i get hot during the night. [this is not normal for my always cold self.]


CLOTHING:

like i mentioned before, i cannot wear any of my pre-pregnancy clothes anymore- with the exception of a few t-shirts. i'm still wearing the maternity pants i bought at ten weeks. i bought this hoodie from target, and it is soooo comfy. the problem i have with most maternity clothing is that it is sooooo long. i know it's supposed to cover the growing belly, but why are maternity shirts made to cover me from head to toe?


LOOKING FORWARD TO:

my baby shower next month! starting on the nursery. hearing his heartbeat at my next appointment.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

how i bullet journal.





during one of my pregnancy-related insomnia nights, i had the idea to start another bullet journal. my first bujo was a catch-all for to-dos, planning, daily tasks, etc. it basically replaced my planner. this time around, i am solely using my bujo to document 2017.

[if you're wondering what the heck a bullet journal is, it's explained perfectly on the bujo website. if you want inspiration overload, search #bulletjournal on insta. there are tons of youtube videos as well.]




COLLECTIONS


since i'm not using the bullet journal for daily tasks, it's really just a bunch of collections. this is a yearly bujo, so i'll add more as the year goes along. here are the collections i've added so far:



INDEX



this is self-explanatory. the index is a table of contents to help find where each collection/list is.




MONTHLY LESSONS + REALIZATIONS  //  MONTHLY HAPPENINGS





since this is a bujo for 2017, i want to remember the lessons i've learned throughout the year. 
i also record random happenings throughout the month.




100 HAPPY THINGS


a list of happy things to remind me of the simple joys in life.



PLACES TO VISIT IN WICHITA  //  MEALS


because my city is wichitawesome.
i also want a list of meals to make because i need ideas before i grocery shop.



WISHLIST



a wish list of items i need/want.








SUPPLIES I USE FOR BULLET JOURNALING


moleskine cashier journal  +  a black sharpie pen
 
that's it. well, almost. i've added some washi tape to the edges to distinguish the collections. this time around, i want to keep it super simple. no fancy-schmancy non-sense. just a record of this year's happenings, lessons, moments, and lists. 




Friday, March 10, 2017

weekly musings || 3.10






//  i have debated on bringing weekly musings back to wildbloom. it was my favorite post to write for the longest time. maybe it will make a comeback or maybe not.


//  i've started my fourth bullet journal. i'm sharing all about it on the blog next week.


//  baby boy finally has a name! i'm going to wait until after he's born to share it online. ohhh, the suspense!


//  if you've been a long-time reader, you know my love for the transformers movies. my due date is june 22nd. the premiere of the fifth movie is june 23rd. figures.


//  please tell me you've watched this video of the pregnant woman imitating april the giraffe?! so funny!


//  i woke up wednesday morning to find tyler sleeping in the bathtub.


//  jared + i celebrate two years of marriage this month! i can hardly believe it.


//  I WANT THIS RIGHT NOW. sorry for screaming, but #gilmoregirlsforever.


//  i am so thankful that i work at a job where - as soon as i get to work - i can take my shoes off.


//  my sentiments exactly.


//  i ate a red velvet donut recently, and my life was changed forever.


//  i have watched this video way too many times to count.


//  i'm on cold #2 in three weeks. pregnancy has shot my immune system, but it's worth it.





Monday, March 6, 2017

a happy list.





spring blooms. feeling our baby boy kicking + moving around in my tummy. iced vanilla coffee. 
early morning cuddles with milo. ice cream. our new king size bed. maternity leggings. lemonade.
sunshine. new journals. bright-colored pens. taking my shoes off once i get to work. my powersheets.
fresh inspiration + creating. the smell of dirt & earth. open windows & fresh air. more spring blooms & FLOWERS.



//  more happy lists here  //