22 Week Bumpdate

22 week bumpdate + maternity style via www.chelceytate.com

Can someone please explain to me how we're already (more than) halfway through this pregnancy!? I had the best intentions of blogging through every other week, but let's be real here, things have been crazy. Not to mention life rarely goes according to plan when you're talking about walking into the unknown!

Even though it sounded great to keep up with every little detail as it was happening, we decided to make this year the time for all the big life changes. From welcoming our first baby to buying our first home ... to say there's been a lot going on is a major understatement! We're trying our best to 'live in the moment' (as cheesy as that may sound), and soak all of these blessings in as much as possible while they're unfolding. So, without further ado, here's the latest scoop on our sweet little one!

WHAT ARE WE MOST EXCITED ABOUT NEXT?

Announcing whether this babe is a little boy or girl! We've been talking through nursery plans, looking at all the baby stuff when we're out, and we're reading up on random things like how to ease the transition with our Kodah ... As the weeks pass it gets more and more real, and I think with that we just keep getting more and more excited! 

WHAT I MISS

Real sushi, sleeping on my stomach, and all of my peplum tops! I had bought a few before this bump was truly a bump, and thought they'd be perfect. Who knew that trying to wear a peplum tee with a baby in your belly would look so absolutely ridiculous. πŸ˜… 

BABY MOVEMENT

So. Much. Movement. This baby is pretty much guaranteed to be as energetic as me and Sean, and has a serious future as a soccer star. For real, though ... I feel like I'm getting kicked day and night! But honestly? I wouldn't have it any other way. It's so reassuring to feel the constant movement!

I could really feel the baby moving around 14 weeks, and Sean could feel the kicks around 19 weeks. Over the last few days, we've both seen my belly bouncing around, and there's no way to describe it other than totally crazy. Like, there's a tiny human the size of a spaghetti squash just moving around the entire length of my torso. No big deal. πŸ˜‚

22 week bumpdate + maternity style via www.chelceytate.com

BABY SIZE

We've continued our Saturday morning "tradition" of checking the apps on my phone to see how big the baby has grown each week. We had our big anatomy ultrasound a couple of weeks ago, and they said that the baby is growing / measuring right on schedule, and everything looked perfect!

I was getting a little nervous because I haven't actually gained any weight yet. I lost about 14 pounds in the first trimester from killer morning sickness, and I've yet to gain all of it back. Thankfully my doctor wasn't concerned at all, and said that everything is right on track! 

HOW I'M FEELING

I'm feeling much better than I was up until 18 weeks (#morningsickness), and I'm finally starting to feel like myself again! I don't know if y'all have noticed by the increase in posts around here, but my energy is pretty much back in full swing! I'm still getting sick every other day or so, but it's totally related to sinus issues built up in the back of my throat rather than truly being nauseous. Helllllo spring in Kentucky! This pollen is no joke, y'all. 

Even though my energy is back up, I'm still feeling pretty wiped out most of the time. I'm used to sleeping on my stomach, and with this growing bump that's not really an option anymore. It's been tough to get comfortable at night, and I've been sleeping super lightly. It probably doesn't help that I often wake up to the baby kicking or bouncing from having the hiccups, either! 

22 week bumpdate + maternity style via www.chelceytate.com

CRAVINGS

No crazy cravings! I'm actually super surprised by this, because if there was one thing I was totally prepared for it was insane cravings. I've been drinking a ton of orange juice, lemonade, and eat too many clementines in a day to count, so I guess you could say that citrus would be high on that list? Nothing totally off the wall to report, though. 

AVERSIONS

The only thing that never sounds good anymore is pizza. I feel so bad for Sean because it's literally his favorite, but I'm just not about it lately. πŸ˜‚

PHYSICAL CHANGES

Um, yeah. This BUMP. 😍 It's growing everyday, and I really felt like I had "popped" around 18 weeks. It went from looking like I had too many tacos to a fully formed (and hard!) baby bump. Sean and I noticed my crazy looking belly button last night (please don't pop out, please don't pop out ...), and it was freaking us both out big time. πŸ˜‚ Still no weight gain on the scale as I mentioned before, but as long as baby is healthy I'm totally fine with that! πŸ˜‰

22 week bumpdate + maternity style via www.chelceytate.com

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Spring Style With Secret

I’m sharing Secret in my life as part of a sponsored series for Socialstarsβ„’. Thank you so much for supporting the brands that make this blog possible!

Spring Style @express @freepeople @francescas @thefryecompany via chelceytate.com

Y'all. This. Dress. I've been preaching about how I lean towards super flowy pieces, but every once in a while I'll come across a dress like this that I just can't pass up. Give me anything olive, and I promise I'll fall in love with it. Not to mention, this bump! I'm starting to think I might have to reach for a couple of pieces just like this one before this belly gets out of control. πŸ˜… Did I mention that it also comes in blush AND it's 50% off right now!? 

I don't know how spring is where you live, but in Kentucky you never know whether you'll be dressing for an 80 degree summer-like day or 50 degree weather with major overcast action. Oh, and you have to make sure you're ready for one extreme to turn into the other as the day goes on. Yeah ... Kentucky weather is fun. πŸ˜‚ With all of that craziness happening, you have to be ready for anything!

Alright, let's be real here for a sec. The last thing that you want to be rocking with your favorite spring dresses are pit stains, am I right? Typically I would go for a layered look that would help me deal with the changing weather throughout the day, but after using the products from the Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant Collection for a month? I seriously wouldn't think twice about wearing this quarter sleeved look on a hot day!

I was hardcore struggling to find a good deodorant for a while (to the point where I was stealing Sean's!), and I know other momma's can relate when I say that pregnancy does you absolutely no favors when it comes to the sweat + the less than great smells that come with it. I don't know about you, but the last thing I want to be worried about when I'm wearing an outfit that makes me feel super confident is a sweat breakthrough. It's really amazing how something as seemingly small as your choice in deodorant can boost your confidence ... Between not having to worry about ruining my clothes with those super annoying white deodorant marks, and the fact that it's been legitimately Stress Tested for Women, will have me reaching for Secret every single time.


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Greenhouse Charm With Old Navy

This post was sponsored by Old Navy. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make this blog possible!

Greenhouse Charm With @oldnavy via www.chelceytate.com

Flowers are finally starting to bloom around Kentucky, and though I have mixed emotions (#allergies), I'm mostly thrilled to see them popping up everywhere! They started to bloom crazy early a couple of months ago, then we had snow because Kentucky weather is the worst, and now we're getting a second peek at the beauty comes with spring! When Old Navy reached out and wanted to partner on a post centered around fresh flowers and a look that put off some major greenhouse vibes, you know I was all about it! I mean, with the exception of stripes, flowers are kind of my thing. πŸ˜‰

Now, onto this dress! It's made of a stretchy t-shirt type material, has a single layer of fabric, and if you're worried about it being too long, don't! I'm barely 5'2" and I swear I did a little happy dance when I realized that it doesn't drag on the ground when I walk! Between this dress that I'm practically going to live in for the next few months, and this denim jacket, I don't know which one I love more! I've posted this jacket a ton since I first got it (here, here, and here), and it's been my new go-to layering piece. I don't know about you, but few things make me #sayhi to spring faster than a super solid denim jacket! 

Old Navy has a ton of awesome Greenhouse Charm pieces like these, and as soon as I'm done writing this post I'm immediately heading over to their website to see if they have this maxi dress in any other patterns! This thing fits me (and my bump) like a dream! I've linked all of my favorites from the collection at the bottom of this post! 

P.S. Are you a momma-to-be? Don't forget to scroll down in all of my style posts to find a little section that I've typed out just for you! πŸ‘‡


For the fellow momma-to-be

Hey, mommas! I swear there's going to be a lot more involved in my pregnancy wardrobe than just maxi dresses. πŸ˜… They're just so perfect! This one, similar to the one I blogged about last week, has the perfect shape for your growing bump! It's a stretchy t-shirt dress material (SO comfy!), and cinches in at the waist giving your belly the perfect definition without having to wear something insanely form fitting. This dress isn't from Old Navy's maternity section, but between the stretchy material and how it's cut, I don't think you'll run into any issues at all! I stuck with my typical sizing for this one, and trust me when I say this belly is POPPIN! 🀰🏻

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