Final Stretch

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I’m in the final stretch now! I’m finishing out my last week in the office. Next week I will work from home for one week. Then after that I start maternity leave whether baby shows up or not! With Oliver, I planned on spending all of my leave with him so I didn’t plan on leaving work until 39 weeks. I figured, hey its a desk job, its not like I’m on my feet all day. My leave is not paid (aside from California state partial pay for a few weeks) and as a first time mom I knew that I wanted to spend as much time as possible with the baby. But little did I know he would show up at 38 weeks on the dot! Luckily for me, he waited until Friday night after work to start labor. So this time around, I decided I should be working at home starting at 37 weeks just in case I have another early arrival. I’d really rather not go into labor at work. But who knows, every pregnancy is different. Maybe baby number two will decide to be stubborn and wait till 41 weeks (dear god, please don’t haha). We shall see. But I’m excited about potentially having a little down time- a little me time- this time around. Maybe I’ll get my nails done. Maybe papa and I can catch a mid day movie date while Oliver’s at daycare! It’s the little things guys. I might never see a movie again.

My Corner View - 36 weeks- Maternity Style

As my mother said when shes saw these photos “Yeowza! He’s looking ready to arrive!” or my mother in law when she saw this photo titled “final stretch”  said “Literally- Stretch!” Haha.

Baby is measuring exactly as he should be. But Oliver didn’t measure large either so…we shall see, I’m a tiny lady.

My Corner View - 36 weeks- Maternity Style

My Corner View - 36 weeks- Maternity Style

My Corner View - 36 weeks- Maternity Style

My Corner View - 36 weeks- Maternity Style

My Corner View - 36 weeks- Maternity Style

My Corner View - 36 weeks- Maternity Style

Always with that damn tongue Peeps!

My Corner View - 36 weeks- Maternity Style

Pregnancy Status: 36 weeks and some change

Dress: NOM maternity (nursing friendly for post baby!!) Similar (non nursing friendly version) here
Headscarf: Levi’s
Denim Vest: another one from the Target little girls section
Shoes: not converse, in fact, these shoes were literally $3 at RiteAid pharmacy! haha

Produce Peeps Pup

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We are having electrical work done at the house and Kujo.. er… Peeps hates unexpected, unknown visitors so she has been with me at the office all week. As a rescue she can be anxious and unsure and not all too social sometimes. But I have to say she has done a great job all week. Sleeping peacefully under my desk and being pretty open to making new friends. So, good girl Peeps! At the end of my last pregnancy I tried bringing her into the office and she was so weird. I think she was just being overly protective of me or something but I’m so happy with how adjusted she has been all week at work! We went out to lunch recently and snapped a few pic here, pretending we were on Mexican holiday (if only.)

My Corner View- Maternity Style- almost 36 weeks

Wearing that dreamy Ingrid & Isabel LBD from Chloe Rose Maternity again- here with more of a casual look. See, I told you it could easily be dressed up or down!

My Corner View- Maternity Style- almost 36 weeks

My Corner View- Maternity Style- almost 36 weeks

My Corner View- Maternity Style- almost 36 weeks

My Corner View- Maternity Style- almost 36 weeks

Pregnancy status: 35 weeks 6 days

Dress: Ingrid & Isabel via Chloe Rose Maternity  –  a serious maternity staple!
Denim Vest: Target little girls section. Thats right. sorry, I’m petite and kids clothes are cheaper.
Hat: Urban Outfitters
Purse: Kate Spade (thanks John!)
and…although my silver/turquoise jewelry is barely visible I can’t wear it and not mention that it was my grandmothers. It was handmade by her brother. She wore them daily and I remember her veiny olive wrinkled wrists in them as a child and I cherish them dearly.

Sleepy Grump

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Poor me. Woe is me. Pregnancy is tiring. Pregnancy with a toddler is tiring. Pregnancy while working is tiring. Woe is me. Pity Party. Hahaha. But really though, the general sentiment today was ” is it bedtime yet?” But I imagine you don’t have to be nearly 9 months pregnant to agree with that sentiment.

My Corner View - 35 weeks- Maternity Style

My Corner View - 35 weeks- Maternity Style

My Corner View - 35 weeks- Maternity Style

Pregnancy Status: 35 weeks

Top Knot Hair courtesy of “mama aint got time to wash that hair”

Top: Old Navy Maternity

Jeans: Target Jeggings (non maternity- fully buttoned and comfy! No Maternity price tag…..so…basically…. they are magic!) More info and link in this post

Flannel: Uniqlo

SHoes: Birkenstocks (via Nordstrom)

Love My Veggies

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Love My Veggies

It’s no secret that my Oliver likes to eat. We are very fortunate to have raised a healthy little foodie who generally eats his veggies. But there are days, where, like most toddler moms I worry about making sure he gets veggies in! Sometimes it’s a busy work week and we are low on groceries. Sometimes, I just don’t have the time needed to make a fancy toddler lunch and steam different veggies every day of the week. Or like this last week, O has been recovering from a nasty cold virus. He has had a decreased appetite and I’m happy if he eats anything! But then I secretly worry that maybe strawberries and graham cracker bunnies wasn’t the best lunch. Happy Family’s new Love My Veggies organic tot snacks to the rescue!

Love My Veggies

You may have noticed, I don’t do a lot of sponsored posts. But I do share what I love with my readers. When Happy Families asked if we would want to participate in their Love My Veggies challenge we were super excited. First of all, I love and trust this brand. When it comes to feeding my kids, I’m skeptical of ingredient lists on a lot of brands that aim their snacks at kids. From the get-go I loved that when I would read the back of the package on Happy Family products the ingredients were simple and pure. And typically read something like this: Organic broccoli, organic apples. Yes!

Happy Family’s new Love My Veggies organic tot snacks are the first toddler pouch to contain one full serving of vegetables (One serving of vegetables is 1/4 cup). In addition to one full serving of vegetables, Love My Veggies pouches provide essential nutrients including Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Iron and Magnesium to help nourish toddlers’ growing bodies. And for those of you with veggie haters, they are all mixed with fruit so your toddler will be none the wiser, and you can sneak those veggies in without them knowing!

Love My Veggies

Love My Veggies pouches are available in three great-tasting varieties including:
• banana, beet, squash & blueberry
• carrot, banana, mango & sweet potato
• spinach, apple, sweet potato & kiwi
and you can pick up a 4-pack of 4.22 oz. Love My Veggies pouches at Target for $5.89.

I’VE TEAMED UP WITH HAPPY FAMILIES TO GIVEAWAY THE SAME PACKAG THAT OLIVER AND I RECEIVED TO ONE LUCKY READER.
IT INCLUDES A 4 PACK BOX OF EACH OF THE THREE NEW FLAVORS, A LOVE MY VEGGIES PLEDGE SHEET AND A FUN VEGGIE NUMBERS PLACE-MAT!

TO ENTER LEAVE A  COMMENT TELLING ME HOW YOU DISCOVERED MY CORNER VIEW AND THE AGE OF YOUR CHILD (OR CHILDREN) AND OLIVER AND I WILL PICK A WINNER ON MAY 13TH! HOORAY FOR VEGGIES!

Love My Veggies Giveaway

GIVEAWAY CLOSED: CONGRATS TO OUR WINNER ASHLEY J!