As soon as Brandon gets home every evening, we try to walk down on the dock to soak up the fresh, salty air. Watson loves being outside. He’s all boy, through and through! We stroll him down with his Red Rider Tricycle and he drags his toes in the gravel the whole time. He runs down the dock while we’re holding his hands and tries to jump in the water. Not kidding! If we didn’t guard him like a hawk and hold onto him with both hands at all times, he would run clear into the water without skipping a beat. I know he’s still learning boundaries, but even when we move him away from the edge of the dock, he cries to get closer and closer because he knows how badly he wants to be near the water!

Oh, this boy. I know he’s going to give me a run for my money. And maybe some premature gray hair, too.

Y’all know I typically dress Watson in smocked jon jons and sweet little rompers, but I’ve also recently found a few new brands at Nordstrom for babies and kids that I absolutely love. Perfect outfits for anything from play time to special occasions. That’s what I love about shopping there… the variety! It’s a one stop shop. I stocked up on a few t-shirts and shorts that are awesome for him to play in and be the wild boy he is comfortably, like this ombre shirt by Peek Essentials and these cutie little shorts by Tucker + Tate.


Have you ever tried Native shoes for your little ones? I learned about this brand from a friend and am so glad I did. They slip right on… and off apparently! Watson kicked one of his shoes right off his foot, but I did buy one entire size too big on purpose so that he would have plenty of room to grow into them. Even though one of the shoes went flying into the water, they float and are totally waterproof inside and out, so once we scooped it up, we were all good. These are the Native Jefferson Slip-On Sneakers.


I can’t believe how big he’s gotten.

Speaking of time passing, I’m 19 weeks along in this pregnancy! I can’t believe we are basically halfway there. Today we go in for our big anatomy ultrasound, so we’ve been praying for great results.

I’ve been feeling pretty great! Two weeks ago I came down with a terrible sickness and I was terrified that it was a delayed onset of morning sickness, but I think it was just a virus of some kind. I was sick the entire week and couldn’t do much at all. Once I got over that, I was golden. I’ve had great energy and have felt really good. I’m working hard to stay more fit this pregnancy than I did with Watson. I haven’t been going to the gym much (although still more than I did with W!) since we’ve been really busy with the move, but I’m constantly staying active.

Her nursery is currently just a holding area of all the things we don’t know where to put since we moved in a few weeks ago. I did buy a few of these adorable baskets and can’t wait for those to be in her room. Other than that, it’s a blank canvas! I’m excited to hit the drawing board and come up with the color scheme and design.

Still no name picked out, but we do have a top contender. Naming a child is so hard!! Especially when Watson has an incredibly family-focused name (Watson is my mom’s maiden name and his middle name, Stafford, is Brandon’s mom’s maiden name)… we feel like we need to put the same level of meaning into this baby’s name. I can’t wait to officially pick it out so that I can get to monogramming and calling her by name rather than, “Baby.”

Watson’s Outfit:

t-shirt  |  shorts  |  shoes

My outfit:

shirt  |  shorts  |  sandals  |  sunglasses (my color is a bit different, but same style)  |  budget friendly option for my earrings



Thank you to Nordstrom for partnering on this post.



  1. Sarah
    August 16, 2017 / 8:42 am

    Such a pretty view! I am 12 weeks along with my first so I am excited to hear more about your nursery plans. You look great! Good luck with the anatomy scan!

  2. August 16, 2017 / 8:49 am

    Loved growing up by the water as a child. We had a dock and it holds some of the greatest memories. Lots of fishing and sitting a laughing ! Such great photos of you and your son 🙂 So excited for you to become a girl mom.

  3. Kristen Gallimore
    August 16, 2017 / 9:30 am

    Prayers for a great anatomy scan today. We had ours yesterday and we found out were having a girl! You look great and Watson is growing up so fast. I am with you on the name thing 🙂

  4. August 16, 2017 / 12:11 pm

    Megan he has gotten so big! Good luck at your anatomy scan today, and I can’t wait to see what you come up with for sweet girl’s nursery!

  5. August 16, 2017 / 1:20 pm

    Naming is haaaaaard…and funnily enough, I never got to use any of the names I had planned since my teen years because my husband would not agree on any of them! I am happy with what we ended up with – I always get comments on how beautiful they are even though they are unique…they are just unique enough for Smith’s. You’ll happen upon something. Both my sons’ middle names are family names, but my daughter’s has no specific meaning at all and I love her name. By the way, you look AMAZING. At halfway through I feel like I was as big as some people get by the end.

  6. Lexi
    August 16, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    These pictures are SO sweet! Loving your whole outfit too.

  7. August 17, 2017 / 4:19 pm

    These pictures are just so precious! You look amazing, and he is too adorable!

    Andrea Bai

  8. Amy M Loochtan
    August 17, 2017 / 9:21 pm

    I’m 23 weeks, love it! You look amazing!

  9. August 18, 2017 / 12:37 am

    You two are so cute! I love the coordinating outfits

  10. August 18, 2017 / 2:50 am

    Y’all are adorable! Congrats on your pregnancy!

  11. August 18, 2017 / 7:46 am

    OMG, your son is so cute!!! I love how we are so close with baby #2!! I’m 19 weeks too so can’t wait to follow you along your journey. Also, we are recent Native users, and my daughter loves them! At first, I wasn’t so sure, bc she is obsessed with her Old Navy jellies and they kind of serve the same purpose, BUT the Native ones are definitely sturdy and great for her to wear during school and the pool! xo

  12. August 19, 2017 / 9:59 am

    I’m 37 weeks and we still have no name either! It is the hardest decision ever, I swear! You look amazing and I hope you feel great and no more sicknesses!

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