Friday, September 30, 2016

Five on Friday: Goodbye September, Hello Bump

Hey y'all! It's been almost a month since my last Friday update, and can you believe that it's the last day of September? Crazy! One thing is for sure, this month has been full of heat and busy weeks. With Aaron on unexpected jury duty, and me coaching nine softball games in the last week and a half, it's been especially hard to get much of anything done around here. October promises to be a slower, cooler month as I trek through my second trimester, and I'm looking forward to the change. Here's what we've been up to!


1. So Long, Softball

My second season as C Team softball coach has officially come to a close. Though the varsity girls still have districts next week, my major coaching duties are done. It was a pretty crazy season, with 16 girls, two knocked out front teeth, one ambulance visit, and the drama that comes along with high school girls. But all in all, I did enjoy my time with them, laughed a lot, and truly feel like they improved a whole bunch this year. There's nothing quite like an excuse to be out on the field again. We did tie the all time record for "most C Team wins" in school history (which we set last year) with the big number four, so I'm calling it a success!


2. Belly Poppin'

A few days ago, I shared on the Facebook page that I had officially bit the bullet and wore maternity jeans to school. Elastic waistbands for the win! I'm not to the point where I absolutely have to wear maternity clothes by any means just yet, but most of my jeans and fitted shorts won't button at this point. I'm using the BellaBand and rubber band tricks, but finding that I most often enjoy wearing comfy dresses (that all still fit) to school. I'll share a "bump date" next week with this month's bump pictures!


3. Fun Furniture 

When he's not busy being awesome in a whole bunch of other ways, Aaron's been hard at work making all sorts of awesome furniture for our home. He recently completed a beautiful shelf/island that will probably find a spot in our kitchen, as well as this super cute church pew for our front room. I'm so grateful for a handy guy who crafts such goodness with his own two hands, making these pieces even more special and saving us money at the same time! I'm looking forward to getting them painted and finished soon, before moving on to our nursery.


4. Making Music

YoungLife is back again, and we had our first club last week. There were a ton of kids there, and we had an amazing time leading the music together and watching kids hear about an amazing guy named Jesus. Singing "Set a Fire" with the kids just before the talk is always such a highlight. I'm also back on worship team at our church again this week, and I'm pretty certain that baby liked hearing us lift our voices in song during practice. Pretty cool that our little nugget can hear my voice at this point. Music is oh so good for my soul, and I'm especially loving this song right now!


5. Football Festivities

This week is homecoming at our school, so Aaron and I will be spending yet another Friday night beneath the bright lights of the football field. We love football, food, and high school kids, so Aaron and I have actually been on supervision for all four of the home football games this year. Pretty fun to cheer on my band kids, cheerleaders, dance team, and football players outside of the classroom. And I'm super excited to see who gets Homecoming King and Queen!

Last week, some senior girls were behind me at the football game. They were talking about how this week would be their last high school football game. And then I told them, "Yeah, and then one day you wake up and ten years have gone by, and you're pregnant and standing on the sidelines supervising." Time flies, y'all. Let's enjoy each second of October and make the most of it!

In Case You Missed Them This Month: 
Why We're Not Finding Out Our Baby's Gender
Our Third House-iversary 
How I Knew I Was Ready for a Baby 
A Moment with Jen: A Season of Singleness
Creative Ways to Use Mason Jars at Home 

Currently,
Kelsie



48 comments:

  1. The belly band is my best friend! Full disclosure: I'm still using mine three months after baby because it's just so nice to suck everything in a little.

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    1. I love that! I will probably do the same ha.

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  2. Your bump is so cute and I'm obsessed with that pew!!! I cannot wait to see more items that he's making! We just bought a house, so I'm obsessed with seeing different ways to style homes :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Alex! We just got some stain and chalk paint, so I'm excited to reveal more updates soon!

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  3. How exciting that your baby bump is showing more! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
    -Anna | www.fivefootandfabulous.com

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    1. It is definitely pretty exciting :) Thanks for reading Anna!

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  4. Your bump is so cute! I can't believe September is over! So so fast! I'm excited to bring out my sweaters though. The pew looks great I want to make a bench for my front porch soon maybe in the spring.

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    1. Thank you so much! I can't believe it either. Fall for the win!

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  5. Love the update. The pew is gorgeous! and girl, there is no shame in donning the maternity pants. It's all about whatever makes you the most comfortable. Here's a little secret, (I'm 20 weeks postpartum and still wear my maternity pants sometimes cause they are just comfy!)

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    1. Thanks so much, Emily! I'm totally going to rock maternity pants for a long time ha!

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  6. So many things happening! That's so sweet that he built the pew for you. I would love to have more handmade stuff in my house.

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    1. For sure! I love the pew so much! I'm excited for him to make lots of great things for our home. Next on the list: the crib!

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  7. Awh! So excited for you! Love what your husband made for you! :)

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  8. Look at that cute little bump! So excited for you!

    Greta | www.gretahollar.com

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    1. Ahh! It's growing! Thanks so much, Greta!

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  9. How exciting!! That pew is amazing--I can't wait to see how you style it!

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! We got the stain and chalk paint, so it's on the way. So excited!

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  10. Cheers to the weekend!! Your bump is so cute! That pew is amazing that your husband built too!

    Rachel | www.theconfusedmillennial.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Rachel! We are beyond excited!

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  11. AH! Your bump is starting to show! How exciting!!

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  12. I remember the first time I went shopping for maternity clothes. I actually stopped and began to cry. I was so sad. My ever-changing body was really hard to deal with. But once I started to get more uncomfortable those pregnancy clothes were really great! haha

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    1. It is hard to deal with, but thankfully they do make some pretty cute maternity clothes ha!

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  13. I LOVE that bench. Your hubby is a keeper!! I love Friday night football games, and am so sad I won't make it back to my hometown for a game this year.

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  14. Awe. Your bump looks so cute! I remember being so excited when I was finally showing. School sounds like it's pretty busy right now. Homecoming is such a fun time of year.

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    1. Thank you Shann! It has been fun to see it grow as baby grows :)

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  15. I put off wearing maternity clothes too and once I made the switch I realized I should have so much sooner! So comfortable!!

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    1. For sure! I'm not regretting wearing my maternity leggings -they are the best.

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  16. Sweet Kelsie! Sorry I haven't been by your blog in a few weeks! It's been crazy over here. First of all, your bump is adorable! Secondly, I think it's awesome that you used to coach softball! Softball brought me so much joy back when I was in high school. I miss it! Thirdly, your home is sooo nice!! You guys are adorable.

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    1. No worries at all- I know busy ha! Thanks so much for your kind words. I love softball, and my hubby is pretty awesome. I love his help making our house a home!

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  17. Aw gosh reading this makes me miss the days of homecoming at my high school. That was always such a fun week!

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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    1. Weren't those fun days?? Thanks for reading!

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  18. You had a very busy September! Hopefully this month will be a little slower for you! That pew is so pretty! I love football, so activities that involve it are a yes in my book!

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    1. We did have a busy month, but it was good and I know that a lot of what we've been up to this year will be different next year. I love football too! So fun. Thanks for the kind words!

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  19. Congrats on the baby! Your bump is adorable! Your home is adorable!
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you SO much! I appreciate your kind words, Ashley!

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  20. Aww I love your baby bump! You look so happy! This makes me excited to grow up and have a family :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Ciara! It's really a fun season of life!

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  21. aww I'm so excited for you! This past weekend was my college homecoming but reading this post have me reminiscing all my high school homecomings!

    xoxo, Danielle // www.glamrme.com

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    1. I'm so excited too! Homecoming is so fun!

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  22. I cannot believe it's already October already! This update was great and that pew your husband built is gorgeous!

    Kristin
    The Blush Blonde

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