PREGNANCY UPDATE: 18 WEEKS

My pregnancy journey has been a truly unique and personal one – that’s how it is for all of us though, isn’t it? We all experience this amazing time a little bit differently. Now that we are in the 18th week and getting closer to the mid point, things are really starting to hit me – the entire reality of being pregnant. 

The main exciting thing that happened this week is that MY BELLY FINALLY POPPED – a little bit, but enough for me to notice. Not to brag or anything, but I’ve always had a flat stomach, so for the first little bit I just felt like I was gaining weight. But, now the belly is a real thing; it’s there constantly and I am in love with it.

Along with this beautiful belly popping, I now am not comfortable in my high waisted jeans, and just find it hard having anything tighter on my waist. I guess I’m lucky it’s summer and I can wear flowy dresses because I just can’t bring myself to buy maternity clothes. So last Friday I took a trip to the mall and picked up a few cute flowy summer dresses – not from the maternity section!

The next thing coming up this week; we are going for an ultrasound and can find out the gender of Baby Wiercinski – BUT we still can’t make up our minds if we want to know or if we want it to be a surprise! My husband is pretty set on wanting it to be a surprise; I’m on the fence still but starting to feel stronger about finding out the gender. What to do? What to do?

THE PRETTIER LIFE 2.0

The Prettier Life started as a lifestyle blog where I promised to talk about all things fashion, travel, health, fitness, literature and more. I actually did not anticipate to be building another huge aspect of my life into it – which is this little bundle of joy we have created! I now understand that it’s only natural to share this part, as it’s now (I’d say) one of the BIGGEST aspects of my lifestyle – of the theory of The Prettier Life.

I guess I’ve always admired and followed social media moms/families, but I just didn’t realize that when my time came, I would want to join them. I mean, I’m having so much fun finding inspiration from moms/family social media accounts, that I decided I just have to get on board too. I do have to admit that this final push to take my blog in this direction was because of a good friend of mine. It’s incredible how in one conversation we can share thousands of ideas, build on theories we’ve been sitting on, and change them into a realistic action plans. I’m so grateful to have someone so motivated and inspired in my life! I urge you to find yourself a friend like that!

I’d like to tell you what I’ll sharing on here through this journey, but I don’t even think I really fully know myself what it will be. This is all so new for me, and I really want a piece of everything. I think we will just have to see how it goes, and you will probably get a dose of a little bit of everything and anything that comes to mind. I’m sure things will just fall into place on the blog, as they have been falling into place with my pregnancy – no pressure on anything, and life has just taken me by the hand and has been leading me week by week.

Be sure to check out my Instagram page, as I already know I’ll be posting polls and questions (because of course, there are hundreds of things I have questions about) and I’d love your feedback and advice.

#PregnancyWorld + #MamaToBe + #Motherhood lets connect!

Hello Summer!

I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I am that it’s finally summertime and the temperatures are in the (positive) double digits! I feel like I’ve frozen deep into my bones this winter, and I’ve definitely had enough.

I know I disappeared from the blog for a few months, and each time I come back I say it’s because LOTS has been going on, but this time, there really has been a HUGE life changing event in our lives… if you’ve been following my instagram (@theprettierlife) you may have seen the exciting news that…

WE ARE PREGNANT!

Our little family is growing in the most wonderful way, and we are so excited to be on this journey. I’d say we’ve been planning and prepping for a year – in a way. I’ve been doing research and trying to become my healthiest and best self; meaning getting into healthy habits and routines. So, here we go; our biggest life project!

So, I’m hoping to share more of this journey with you here on the blog, and also on Instagram. Also, if you have any advice for us, please do share!