baby moore: 37 weeks


How far along: 37 weeks

Size of Baby: Romaine lettuce

Gender: We're still not telling, but we do know!

Weight Gain: I gave up on this battle. I've gained 32 lbs, and I'm okay with it. It is what it is.

Movement: This baby is far more aggressive with movement than Spencer ever was. At night, baby seems to come alive and feel the need to rip apart my insides with huge, tumbling barrel-rolls. I'm ready for baby to come just to stop that pain! While the movements used to be tender and sweet, baby has literally run out of room.

Sleep: It's kind of a mixed bag over here. When I lie down, baby decides it's time to move. I've been taking half a Unisom, so that's helped sleep eventually come, but I still wake a few times a night to use the restroom.

Workouts: Ancient history. I walk to pick Spencer up from daycare, and to get there and back is about a mile and a half. Because of my sciatic pain, which I never had with Spencer, running just didn't happen. I'm excited to really get back in the swing of things after baby though.

Maternity Clothes: Leggings. All day, every day. I wear tank tops that are normal, but all my bottoms are leggings of the maternity variety. Mamas, if you're looking for great ones, Blanqi has been my go-to...worth every penny.

Cravings/Aversions: This baby is not a health food nut. I really want chili cheese hot dogs, sushi and coke. I've also been extremely partial to strawberries and pineapple, so that helps. Ice is my go-to lately, as well, which I'm sure has something to do with the fact that I can't eat much anymore. That dreaded morning sickness has hit again in full force.

Best Part of the Week: I'm down to weekly appointments. I have a test today where we'll check the fluid levels around baby, see how much baby has dropped and whether I've dilated further. We're almost there, folks!

Can't Wait For: Baby! Seriously. It's time :)

kohls & coleman camping: #kohlscampguide feature & giveaway

A while back, I was contacted to be involved in the most amazing collaboration between Kohl's and Coleman - providers of some of the most amazing, high-quality camping gear around! I was instantly intrigued because Ryan and I, though we love camping, are fairly novices. My sister and brother-in-law are old pros though, so we've been really hoping to up our game this year. But one question always lingered for us...where to start?! We didn't have a tent, and with a young toddler and another baby on the way, we were kind of baffled.

Enter the Kohl's and Coleman camping collection of gear. We were lucky enough to score an incredible Tenaya Lake Fast Pitch Tent - big enough for 8 people - and offering some incredible storage options, too! This beautiful tent is durable, super easy for novices like us to assemble and even more spacious than we could have imagined. 

Unfortunately, New York weather and my 300 year pregnant self couldn't cooperate in time to provide quality pictures, ourselves, but we're thrilled with the quality of this tent and can't wait to do a follow-up post soon with pictures in action! We also picked out an amazing Coleman All-Night Lighted Shelter that's perfect for those lazy lake days we're excited to have soon at Oneida Lake. Plus, it'll keep our daytime festivities cool and these ginger boys (plus our new bean) out of the sun!

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Naturally, camping requires a lot of gear though, so we purchased some extras that we're super excited to feature, too, including an unbeatable camp stove because, hey, we can only rough it so far, as well as a cooler - perfect for those mama must-haves like storing baby milk and snacks for hungry toddlers. 

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The Coleman FyreSergeant Hyperflame 3-in-1 Camp Stove is perfect for novices like us because it's compact, lightweight, offers amazing cooking (and coffee-making) solutions and, well, it looks great! The Coleman 42-Can Wheeled Cooler takes the guesswork (and hassle) out of coolers because it's super easy to transport, and it's durable, keeping cold for hours! Honestly, we couldn't ask for more.

The amazing #KohlsCampGuide gives us the tools to create the perfect camping escape for novices and experts, alike, offering everything you need in all one place. We're so excited to put our goods to work this coming summer, and I can't wait to spoil my boys with delicious treats at night under the stars...most likely in the backyard for now ;)

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So, what's in it for you, you ask?! You'd better believe something awesome! Thanks to Kohl's, I'm offering up a $50 gift card to start your own Kohl's summer camping experience with their Camping & Outdoor Gear! Simply fill out the Rafflecopter below to enter. This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end promptly at 12 AM EST on 5/10/16. Good luck!

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