Friday, July 1, 2016

Friday Favorites and Happenings

It's finally Friday and I couldn't be happier. Yesterday we got to wear jeans to work (we only get casual Fridays) and so I thought it was Friday the first half of the day. Nope. Sucks when you realize you have to work all day and not sleep in the next day.

Anyways, I am linking up with Karli, April and Erica.

One. Thank you for all your kind words and ideas on what was going on with Avery. Her fever subsided by mid-morning so off to daycare she went. I was a bit worried since when I stopped over to tell them that Rory would bring them in later, another kid had just thrown up in one of the other rooms. Please oh please do not let our girls get that. They sanitized that room and the others after the throw up incident. Let's hope it was a fluke and Avery is ok...along with Sutton.

Two. We are hitting the beach after work today (half day Friday's!) sans babies. We are leaving them at daycare so mommy and daddy can hit the beach and not worry about lugging all the baby gear with us. Since we pay for a full day at daycare on Friday's, we might as well get use of it every so often. I can't wait to wear my new bikini and soak up the sun!!! Let's just hope everything goes according to plan in the next few hours.

Three. On Wednesday, I had my final appointment with doctor who did my umbilical hernia surgery back in February. He said my scar and belly button look really good. He made sure my abs were still closed, took some pictures, answered a few of my questions and sent me on my way. I asked him if I could start going back to yoga and doing planks as well and he told me that I could, but it will be uncomfortable for awhile. But it would just take time for my abs and core to get used to it, but there is nothing wrong with that. He said the chances of me ripping my abs or re-injuring my hernia are really slim now that I am 5 months out and how much I have healed. He also said my scar looked beautiful but if it raises in the future, be sure to use silicon bandages to bring it back down. Now I am free to pursue boobs later on!
My belly button as of 6/29 (I have an innie and the scar is minimal)
Before and After

Four. If I could spend more money at the amazing Loft sale (50% off and free shipping code: JULY4TH), I would get these four items. I need these, but my wallet says no and so does my husband.

Five. Yesterday I sent out one of my favorite things to two amazing bloggers. I had a hard time narrowing it down to one favorite thing under $10, but I can't wait to do the link up and see what the ladies think and to receive two favorite items from other bloggers as well. I love blogger exchanges and I am thinking of doing one in the future. Way future, but is this something you would all want to participate in? Trying to gauge participation and if it is worth it. What do you think?

Well I am off to conquer Friday. Have a great weekend!


  1. Loft is dangerous when they have 50% off...and then they add in Free Shipping! Love that dress you found! Yay for a fixed hernia and being able to work again (and get the boobies hahah)

  2. LOVE that dress at Loft. I need to check it out. So glad your hernia was fixed so nicely. You look great! Enjoy the beach this afternoon. Every parent deserves that quiet time. :) Can't wait to see what your favorite things are. I just sent mine yesterday too.

  3. Enjoy your half day at the beach today and your long weekend! Hoping the girls don't get whatever was going on at the daycare!! xo, Baina -BlovedBoston

  4. Have fun at the beach this afternoon! What a fun way to kick off a weekend. Also, Loft is dangerous! Haha! Have a great weekend!

    1. Thank you so much! It is a great way of kicking off the long weekend. I hope you have a great weekend as well!

  5. Yay for a beach day!! Hope you have a wonderful time at the Beach. Have a great holiday weekend.

  6. Ahh I had totally forgotten about that Loft sale, but I have a gift card burning a hole in my purse...I may need to do some browsing!

  7. That Loft sale is totally dangerous. I am not even allowed to open the emails right now! Have a great time at the beach!

  8. Oh goodness... hope the sickies was a total fluke. UGH!
    That scar did heal up nicely! Your abs already look amazing - so I just see a 6 pack in your future with planks back in your future.
    Have fun this weekend!

  9. GIRL - your belly button is looking amazing! I wish so badly that I could have an innie again. I had no idea that once mine popped out during pregnancy that it would never go back! Have a great time at the beach today and have a great weekend! I hope the girls stay well!

  10. I'm so glad Avery is feeling better! XOXO I'm participating in the swap, too. So much fun!
    Enjoy your holiday weekend!

  11. I had a very slight ab separation (about a finger's width) post Mila. I can already feel that it's doubled with this pregnancy. I may need to seek your advise post-partum! I'm hoping I won't need surgery since that obviously isn't pleasant. Your belly button and scar look so good! I wanted those same shorts from Loft, but I behaved haha. So cute! Enjoy your beach time and your weekend!

  12. I totally gave into the Loft sale, I couldn't pass up their free shipping!