September 2017 | Balancing in High Heels

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Balancing in High Heels is a fashion + lifestyle blog written by Ryann Donahoe. This blog is a source for everyday, affordable style, the latest beauty finds and all things lifesyle with a touch on motherhood.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Baby Number Four! Weeks 0-11

If you saw our Instagram post last week then you have heard our fun news! Baby Donahoe #4 will be here April 2018. Im so excited because this is my first pregnancy that I'll be documenting on the blog.  With Hayes I was blogging but it was very sporadic. During my pregnancy with Hayes I blogged for Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine so most of my updates were done there and not my personal blog.  So this time around I'll be doing weekly pregnancy updates, sharing my pregnancy style, what my workouts and meals looks like (I'm determined to have a healthy pregnancy!) plus our regular blog post! 

We found out we were expecting right after I starting working. I remember crying asking Barrett if i would loose my job (hahahaha because he is my boss) and he reassured me that pregnancy women work everyday. I promise I knew this, I just remember panicking because  I JUST started working and I  absolutely love my job. 

People have been asking if we planned baby #4 or if it took us by surprise! The truth is we have always wanted to add one more to our bunch. We feel so blessed and thankful that God chose us to be parents again! You probably know that this is our fourth child but my third pregnancy. I gained the sweetest five year old son when Barrett and I got married! 

So now for the fun part! 


Morning Sickness 
#1. With Addie Rivers I was never nauseous or sick. I felt completely normal the first trimester! 
#2. Nausea ALL DAY EVER DAY...
#3. I had some nausea for a few weeks. It wasn't anything terrible and by now it's mostly gone (we are almost to he 2nd trimester) If I go too long in between meals it starts but usually goes away as soon as I eat. 

Weight Gain
I know most people don't gain weight at all the first trimester! 
#1. First trimester I didn't gain much but I ended up gaining forty pounds total. I walked at the beginning of my pregnancy but that was it. I ate wayyyy to much.
#2. I was running 3+ miles almost everyday when I got pregnant with Hayes. I continued to run up until about 7 months. I ate mostly healthy and felt great my entire pregnancy! 
#3. So far I've lost a few pounds. I haven't had much of an appetite and when I do I eat a few bites and feel SO full. I've been exercising but between work and the other two it's not as often as I would like! 

These have been the same so far for all three. Spicy, sour, and not to fond of chicken. 
I can't remember if this was true for the other two but this time I'm definitely wanting lots of fruit and salads! 

Later this week I'll be posting my first pregnancy style post! Featuring (of course) Pink Blush Maternity. 

Have a great Monday! 

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Back to School Must Haves

We have been in school for weeks now but it's never to late to share our back to school favorites! Hayes still isn't in school so this post is dedicated all to Addie Rivers. I asked her what her favorites were and she made sure to let me know (I've also linked a few items below that mama loves) You might get a little laugh out of this post. 

#1. Ice Cream Scissors!- I've searched all over the web and can't seem to find those ridiculous ice cream scissors she just HAD to have. Here are a few other prints that I think are just as adorable. 

#2. Jellabee Dress- This pink and white stripped dress from Jellaba is a must if you have a little girl. Addie Rivers says it's the "comfiest dress EVER" It's currently on sale! 
Shop it here. (this is the dress featured in the photos)

#3. Play Doh- Hello can you ever go to kindergarten without Play Doh!?
 Get it here

#4. Cozy Jacket's- "Because mom K5 is always FREEZING. Our room is like the North pole!" 
find her favorite here

#5. "Your Best Snuggle Buddy"- Nap times away from home aren't the easiest. Finding your "Best snuggle buddy" can make it so much better! ( I checked out AR's cubby at school last week. I'm pretty sure she has a least ten snuggle buddies in there) 

And last one of our favorites is Live Loo's Hair Bows. Jennifer is always coming out with the cutest prints and styles! Our go to is the Ryan Bow! (Also featured in the photos)

We hope you enjoyed this post and giggled a little. Five year old girls are the best!