mobile August 2016The Cocooners: August 2016

23 Weeks Pregnant and Baby Kicks

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Back in April, I set a goal for myself to become a "Youtuber" by June 1st.  Well, extreme pregnancy fatigue certainly hampered my progress on reaching said goal.  However, I decided there is no time like the present to just upload a video of this ginormous belly (with me sans makeup) for your viewing pleasure.

Baby Briggs Alexander Evans was practicing his Muay Tai boxing and luckily I caught a couple of kicks on the phone.  It just trips me out, the feeling of a baby moving inside you.  Just so weird and wonderful.  Every time the Mr. tries to "cop a feel" baby B gets so shy and my husband has no patience.  It's quite funny.

Please subscribe to my Youtube channel, Frenchrum and I promise more polished and insightful videos are on the horizon.  Sorry for my overuse of cliches.  They just start spewing out, don't they...

Ankle Bootie Roundup

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
When I was planning this post, I thought I would be controversial and title it "Bootie Roundup" but decided I'd play it safe and add "Ankle" so you all know what you're getting.  I still like my original thought, tee hee.

I wanted to do this post because I am itching for Fall so hard I'm turning red!  Ankle boots or booties are such a staple transition piece that I figured getting an early start hunting for cute new styles would help us all get in the mood for even more Fall shopping to come!


I love the cut-out trend and am pretty sure those fist Lucky Brand booties will be part of my next shopping haul.  What is your favorite trend from above?

Baby Boy #2 - 20 Week Bumpdate

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
20 Weeks via Instagram, dress: Old Navy
How far along?  in this pic - 20 weeks (now, 21 weeks 3 days - sorry so late!)

Total weight gain:  15 lbs. 

Maternity clothes?  Yes but I am still able to wear some non-maternity items.  

Stretch marks?  No new ones.

Sleep:  I'll always be a night owl.  I stay fairly tired but I'm trying to go to sleep earlier.  

Best moment this week:  Sono and seeing Little Brother move and groove.

Miss Anything?  Wine.  Sushi.  Energy.  Deli Sandwiches.  Wine... 

Movement:  Oh yeah.

Food cravings:  Not lately but I did want chocolate cake for my b-day last week.  Not sure that has anything to do with pregnancy.  I love chocolate all day, err day!

Anything making you queasy or sick:  No.  I have a bit of nausea one day every week or so but nothing like the 1st trimester.  Thank you, Jesus!

Gender:  Boy!

Labor Signs:  No

Symptoms:  Huge belly.  Lots of nether region pain.  Still tired. 

Belly Button in or out?  In

Wedding rings on or off?  On

Happy or Moody most of the time:  Mostly happy.

Looking forward to:  Deciding on a name!!  Planning the nursery and meeting Little Brother, of course.