baby no. 4: my first trimester must-haves

baby no. 4: my first trimester must-haves

here we go again.

if you can hold off on finding out if you’re pregnant super early, i suggested you do. the earlier you find out the longer it feels like it takes! we found out so early.

week 4 i still wasn’t feeling that sick or tired. i had the occassional boob tenderness and I COULDN’T STOP EATING.

week 5 i still felt pretty good. i little more tired but overall, nothing too crazy.

fast forward to week 13 (because between 5 and 13 i have no clue what’s even going on) and i’ve literally been like how the heck did i do this 3 times already!? i know they say don’t remember, but i really really don’t remember. it’s been debilitating and i know that there are women out there who would dream of being in my shoes so i always try to tell myself to just be thankful and not complain. i would never take this for granted.

all i wanted to do was sleep all day long and unlike any of my other pregnancies, i’ve been getting nausea at night, around 5:00. which actually for me is a little better because then i can just go to sleep whereas if i’m nauseous in the morning, i have all day long to have to try and get the feeling to go away.

week 15 now and feeling great, other than the fact that i have a belly and since i don’t feel the baby move yet, i don’t feel pregnant at all. and since we’re all through the first trimester, i figured i have enough energy to share what has helped me get through it.

for someone who may be pregnant for the first time, the first trimester could hit you like an actual ton of bricks. how you feel may completely take you by surprise. so i figured i’d share what’s helped me get through it:

prenatal vitamins // these are the only brand that i’ve ever been able to eat that didn’t make me so sick and not want to take them.

Hawaiian ice shaver// i know weird, but if you’ve ever been pregnant before and have craved ice, you’ll understand. this is different than a regular ice maker because the ice is super thin and you won’t have to be chomping on ice all day.

coco butter oil // i used this with every pregnancy and have yet to get a stretch mark. i sware by it and i used it twice a day – once in the am and once in the pm before bed.

sea-band // i bought these because i was just so desperate to not feel nauseous. it comes with two in a pack and was like $6. and now i would 100% recommend them to anyone. they have good reviews on Amazon and they can also be used for when you’re going on a boat.

Pink Stork morning sickness sweets // these were the first things that i ordered when i started to feel sick. i’m not sure if they worked, but they taste good and were a distraction from feeling sick for a few minutes and that’s better then nothing, right?


Weekly Favorites

Weekly Favorites

i can’t even believe 2020 is here and we’re 1/2 way through January.

i picked up a couple things from Amazon last week and here they are:

dress // i’m wearing a XS and it definitely runs big. i actually ordered a M a few weeks ago but it was really big on me. so comfortable, stretchy material and a ribbed pattern. it comes in a few other colors and even have a few sleeveless options.

sweater// this is one of my fav Amazon finds. i’m wearing a size SM and it’s perfect to wear with leggings too. it comes in 8 colors (some stripes) and is the softest sherpa material.

babe top // i also forgot to save a photo that i took in this shirt that was on my Oct. Amazon wishlist. also when i posted in on instagram, i got a ton of messages about the jeans that i was wearing so here they are again..


i haven’t posted in so long this outfit is from Christmas..

skirt// you can’t really tell by the photo but it has a very light leopard print one it. it’s very lightweight and has a good stretch around the waist. it was only $23 and i’m wearing a size 6.

top // this is last year H&M but i linked one similar.


initial necklace // i am obsessed with little dainty initial necklaces. this one is only $34 and i’m wearing the 18′ chain. they also have a ton of other options, including birthstone necklaces or rings and you can even choose different styles like gold or silver.



okay so i have to share this because i’m OBSESSED. my girl Gina from the bridal team at Blush Salon came over one day and glam’d me up! it made me want to have an actual wedding just so she could come and do my make up. if you’re local and looking for bridal make up you can find her here on Instagram or visit Blush Salon. On top of specializing in bridal make up.. she is also a medical aesthetician at Natalie Rose Beauty in Media.

open sherpa // this one is old but i linked one very similar.

black jeans// these jeans are literally only $10. they’re stretchy, TTS and SO COMFORTABLE.

slippers // these were a big hit at my friends white elephant pollyanna party! i love them and still wear them everyday.

favorite self tanner

self tanner // i’ve been using this and LOVE it. there are no streaks and only takes 2 hours to set. so i got it in the medium to be on the safe side, but i should have gotten the dark. the medium really doesn’t do much. and i’m pretty fair. it also doesn’t come with a mitt to put on so you can try this one here.


anthropologie: 25% off home items, plus take an extra 40% off all sale items

american eagle: 25% off everything, 60% off clearance + take an extra 25% off with code OHSALE15

aerie: 70% off clearance

forever21: free shipping on orders over $30, no code needed + 80% off by taking extra 50% off sale, use code COOL

macy’s: up to 70% off select styles site wide with code LETSGO through 1/18

loft: 50% off full priced sweaters, coats and scarfs through 1/16, 40% off full priced styles use code NEED through 1/18, 50% off full price accessories

express: 40% off everything + take an extra 50% off clearance through 1/15

old navy: up to 60% off site wide through 1/20, 15% off clearance use code EXTRA, 25% off your order (no code needed)

target: up to 25% off home items, plus an additional 15% off bedding, bath and storage

dsw: 20% off dsw made brands + a free 3 piece organizer set with a $49 purchase