Let me be the first person to say that anytime I’ve ever seen maternity photos, I thought they were kinda weird. Continue reading “Maternity Session”
as we’re getting ready to be going to the beach this week, i figured i’d share some of my MUST have essentials that i bring to help with the kids and your sanity. Continue reading “My Beach Essentials”
for me, personally.. the early stages of the second trimester comes with a whole new level of necessities. Continue reading “my second trimester must haves”
so i asked all of the moms that follow me on IG to name their most favorite, must have baby product. after every baby i always find things that come out that i’m like i wish i saw that before! or i either buy too much shit that i don’t even need and end up not using. Continue reading “baby must-have’s from you..”
get ready because i’m blogging the shit out of this pregnancy. taking all of the photos and writing all of the things, because there are so many things that i just don’t remember from my others that i’m determined to not forget for this last one. Continue reading “21 weeks / halfway there bump date”
this month may have been my most random amazon purchase yet. i had quarantine mind when i was ordering. Continue reading “recent Amazon quarantine finds”
I shared on my Instagram a few weeks ago of a pregnancy subscription box that I found. And so far I’ve tried a few products that I am so happy with, I figured I would share everything that came in my box, as well as give you little background on the boxes.
The Oh Baby monthly subscription boxes are boxes that get delivered on a monthly basis of your choice: either monthly, 3 months or 6 months. They include over $100 worth of 6-8 full size mama goodies for only $39.99 a month. You can find them here!
Dr. Botanicals – Pomegranate Superfood Regenerating Sleep Mask // my favorite product in this month’s box! I have seen other people using sleep masks and thought about trying one but there are so many i didn’t even know where to start. so when is saw this in the box i couldn’t wait to try it. i feel like it has helped my skin so much, especially during this pregnancy. i have already ordered more.
Ursa Major – Go Easy Shampoo // I’ve used this for a few weeks now and I love how it feels on my hair. it’s no secret I’m in need of a serous haircut, but thankfully this is something that is helping while we’re stuck in the house.
Manna Kadar Beauty – Champagne Charcoal Body Scrub// one of my favorites from the box! omg it just makes my skin feel so clean!!
Totes Preggo bag // because who doesn’t need a new tote bag?
Shainna Ali – The Self-Love Workbook // a workbook that includes endless pages of self-love and self-care prompts and activities to help us moms connect with ourselves.
Mama To-Do List Sticky Notes // these are perfect for your calendar to keep track of all the things us moms have to keep track of (the list is endless!)
Maskeraide – Spotted Detoxifying Blemish Patches // lets be honest pregnancy brings out all of the hormones and sometimes our regular skin care routine just doesn’t work anymore.
Birthing Affirmation Cards // whenever you may feel overwhelmed during your pregnancy, picking one of these random cards to help you stay positive!
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?
so i’ve been to Trader Joe’s a few times since my last “haul” and it was actually like my most read blog post, ever ..so i figured i would share some of the things i’ve picked up since.. Continue reading “Trader Joe’s Favorites pt. 2”
wow, that title tho. does it even make sense? Continue reading “31 pieces of advice for my 21 year old self..”