26 Weeks and The BEST Diaper Bag!

This week I feel like a puffer fish. Just thought I'd let you know.
How far along? 26 weeks. Just truckin' along.
Total weight gain: I plead the 5th
Maternity clothes? Loving my maternity shorts at the moment. This 100 degree heat is no joke.
Stretch marks? Thank God, NO!
Sleep: Sleep is ok, but I wake up with aches and pains since I have been sleeping on my side. I'm doing well at it though and rarely wake up on my back anymore.
Best moment this week: Feeling Baby flip and twirl, atleast that's what it feels like he/she is doing. It's a new sensation.
Miss Anything? My body and the feeling of NOT being swollen.
Movement: Baby is kicking, flipping, and hiccuping a lot still. 
Food cravings: Beef. It's what's for dinner...all the time.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing at the moment
Gender predictions: For a long time I've been feeling like it's a girl, but now I'm getting more boy predictions. Even hubby thinks it might be a boy because I'm craving Frat boy food.
Labor Signs: Not yet
Symptoms: Turns out I am now Anemic. I've been put on Iron pills and warned about the consipation that is soon to come. Grrrreaaat.
Belly Button in or out? You can see it through my shirt. Cute or gross, can't decide.
Wedding rings on or off? Rockin' my 1.5 carat of fakeness. I miss my real rings.
Happy or Moody most of the time: I've been pretty hormonal and complainy.
Looking forward to: Purchasing the crib and glider. Any recommendations on brands?
 
I am excited to report that I got my diaper bag! Now, usually I am not a "purse person".... (a "purson?") I adore my Old Navy bag that can stand the test of time and me throwing it all over the place. I would never do well with those fancy shmancy purses. However, when I started looking around for the diaper bag I wanted, I knew I wanted something cute that didn't look like your typical diaper bag. I figured I'd be carrying this around for awhile and it would be a good investment.
 
At first, like most preggos, I fell in love with the Petunia Pickle Bottom bags. The name alone makes you smile. But, the price on this wipes that smile away. Ranging from $200 and up, I just can't do it.

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I also had my eye on the JuJuBe Bff bag. Check out the organization on this wonderful guy! :swwooon:: But it wasn't quite my style and at $165 I wasn't ready to start a long term relationship with him.

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Then, I came across the bag of my pregnancy dreams. The perfect combination of cute, functional, and durable. I wanted it right away! Meet my Skip Hop Studio Tote. It was a steal on Amazon for $90. Hubby was kind enough to surprise me with it!



I am so tempted to use it for my everyday purse now, but I will be patient. But don't be surprised if you see me toting this around before baby gets here.

20 comments:

  1. I think big fat outtie belly buttons are cute. You are an adorable preggo. And I love your bag! Those pickle bottom ones seem wayyyy over rated to me.

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    1. Thanks Laynah! I do think outties are pretty darn cute, but mostly on babies. hehe I agree, the pricy bags are a little over rated. I just can't justify spending so much. I feel bad already spending the $90.

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  2. your top is so cute! and that bag is adorable. love the brand name.

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    1. Thanks Christina! I am having fun buy maternity and baby things. You'll be surprised how cute everything and I mean everything from the names to the packaging, really is.

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  3. I heart your pretty yellow shirt! Thanks for the reminder to start looking at diaper bags, hadn't even crossed my mind yet :)

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    1. Thanks, Kate! I got my shirt at Babies R Us! It was on sale! Whoo hoo! Can't wait to see which diaper bag you pick!

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  4. This is too cute - the best diaper bag :).

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  5. hahaha You are too cute! I was dying at the "puffer fish" part. I totally know what you mean, but you don't look like that at all! You're all cute a tiny! You just have a little ball! You look beautiful!!! p.s. idk how you haven't found out yet the gender! You go girl! I would die not knowing! ha you're my hero! xoxo

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    1. It's definitely a challenge to not find out the gender. I get so impatient during our ultrasounds. It's going to really help me during labor though. It's a good motivation!

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  6. Love the new purse/diaper bag!

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    1. Thanks Toots! I'm so in love with it!

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  7. You are SO not a puffer fish...you look amazing!! Seriously, you are all bump. So cute! I love your diaper bag too...cute AND functional. That seems to be the best way to go.

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    1. Thanks Brittany! Did you choose a diaper bag yet?

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  8. First of all, you are the cutest puffer fish I've ever seen! ;) I think the belly button is adorable. Mine is on it's way out, but taking it's sweet time getting there. Petunia Pickle Bottom bags are so cute, but I don't like them as much in person. I bought my cousin a JuJuBe PackaBe a couple of years ago and decided then that I wanted a JuJuBe whenever I had a baby of my own. I'm in love with the Be Prepared, because I am an infamous over-packer! That Skip Hop Tote is so cute though, and such a great price!

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    1. So many cute options for diaper bags. I would be happy with any one of those! I'm sure our babies wouldn't even know the difference! Hehe it's fun to look around though isn't it?

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  9. Grapes. Eat lots and lots of grapes and you will never have to worry about being "plugged up". Love the diaper bag! I was so undecided about which one to get and my wonderful aunt gifted me a coach bag at my shower, so now I don't have to make the decision anymore :) Phheeewwww! You're looking wonderful girl... love the top- where is it from??

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    1. I've been obsessed with grapes this summer! I didn't know that they are good for fiber, though. Thanks for the advice. My top is from Motherhood Maternity via Babies R Us. One of my fav shirts!

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  10. Hey Joanna! I don't know what your talking about, I think your tiny for 26 weeks!

    And guess what?! I love reading your blog so I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award, which is given to bloggers with less than 200 Followers! If you're interested, check out my post and learn the details!

    http://forevertogetthere.blogspot.com/2012/08/liebster-award.html

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    1. Awww thanks so much for the award! I'll be doing that next week! Off to your blog to read yours!

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