Sunday, November 3, 2013

32 Weeks

Halloween snuck up on me, but it wasn't like I was gonna be able to do much anyway this year. Most people around my area like to celebrate things by drinking. Just to clarify, I don't like drinking much anyway but it would of been nice to go to a costume party & take memorable pictures with friends. But instead, I stayed home, done my chalkboard, took my pictures (which are awful & I'm sorry), & looked at other peoples photos for Halloween thanks to social media lol. Anyway, that's enough ranting, here is my 32 week update.

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  • How far along? 32 weeks
  • Baby is the size of a: Bok Choy (16.7in, 4lbs)
  • Total weight gain: About 42 lbs.
  • Maternity clothes? Growing out of every piece, so I'm having to buy more.
  • Stretch marks? They're getting bigger :(.
  • Belly button in or out? In
  • Baby bump? Growing buy the minute it seems. I don't know how I can get much bigger but I know I can.
  • Sleep? Very hard to stay asleep through the night.
  • Symptoms: Aching/sore, back pain, fatigue, acid reflux, heartburn, frequent urination, appetite, depression, itchy, dizziness, irritability, joint pain, night sweats, stress, chills, insomnia, & hand swelling/numbness.
  • I'm missing: Drinking my favorite drink, Redbull (craving), & being able to walk around & look places.
  • Food cravings/aversions: Craving my Redbull ^, dirt pudding & chocolate. No aversions right now.
  • Gender: Still a boy.
  • Names for baby: Coming to you at birth.
  • Movement: Less kicking but lots more rolling.
  • Baby's development: Practicing breathing, swallowing & sucking.
  • Labor signs: Braxton hicks come on but not too often.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

30 weeks


How far along? 30 weeks
 Baby is the size of a: Cucumber (15.2 - 16.7in, 2.5 - 3.8lbs)
 Total weight gain: 34lbs
Maternity clothes? At the moment I'm wearing anything comfortable (mostly sweats & my dad's shirts lol).
 Stretch marks? Sadly yes, I've got more since last post.
 Belly button in or out? Still in.
Baby bump? Huge as you can see.
 Sleep? Much harder to but I manage to sleep for a few hours, wake up for a while then go back to sleep.
 Symptoms: Hunger (cravings), insomnia, heartburn, frequent uirnation, back pain & the ever so unpleasant constipation. 
 I'm missing: Feeling like myself, & being comfortable.
 Food cravings/aversions: Cravings as seen on board: ice cream, Dove chocolate, bananas, & cantaloupe. Not having any aversions for now.
 Gender: An ultrasound confirmed that he is still my lil man.
Names for baby: Will be revealed at birth.
Movement: This boy loves to wiggle around.
Baby's development: He will be gaining about half a pound a week now. His brain is starting to look like a real one with the wrinkles & everything. He'll also be shedding that fine little body hair that kept him warm.
 Labor signs: Not since 27 weeks.


Thursday, October 17, 2013

28 weeks


• How far along? 28 weeks
• Baby is the size of an: Eggplant (13.6 - 14.8 in, 1.5 - 2.2 lbs)
Total weight gain: 30 lbs
Maternity clothes? Buying news pieces all the time.
 Stretch marks? A few on my sides & lots on my legs :(.
 Baby bump? Grows more everyday.
Sleep? It's getting much harder to come by now. I toss & turn for a hour usually before I fall asleep.
 Symptoms: Heartburn everyday, dizzy spells, hunger & thirst, & even more frequent urination. 
 I'm missing: Being able to get comfortable, being the only person of this body & using the bathroom way less!
 Food cravings: Ice cream has been the main craving my whole pregnancy, along with lots of different kinds of candy. I've also been wanting ribs lately. Don't really have any aversions besides hamburgers like before. 
 Gender: As far as I know, it's stills boy lol.
 Names for baby: Have it picked out but you all will find it out later :)!
 Movement: Baby boy moves all the time. He likes to put his head under my ribcage.
 Baby's development: His lungs are mature enough to work by themselves if he was born now. 
 Labor signs: Had some Braxton hicks contractions at 27 weeks but other than that, no.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Fall Favorites #1

These are some of my favorite pieces & I wish I owned all of them.  I also adore the pop of color the bag adds!

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Monday, September 23, 2013

26 weeks

These pictures were taken at night which explains the bad quality. Sorry.

How far along? 26 weeks
Baby is the size of a: Head of lettuce (13.6 - 14.8in, 1.5 - 2.2lbs)
 Total weight gain: 26lbs
 Maternity clothes? Yes.
 Stretch marks? A few :(.
Belly button in or out? Still in.
 Baby bump? Huge! (To me anyway)
 Sleep? Getting harder to get comfortable. I'm thinking...body pillow?! Yep lol
 Symptoms: Oh so many. Gas (ew), bloating, hunger, thirst, cramps, body & backaches, heartburn, acid reflux, cravings, night sweats, & chills.
I'm missing: Feeling normal, doing things easily, & being flexible. 
 Food cravings/aversions: Cravings as always is ice cream, & Dove chocolate.
 Gender: Still a boy.
 Names for baby: I do have his name now, but I decided I won't be sharing it until I have him.
 Movement: Nonstop unless I want him to move for someone to see. (He's stubborn already hah).
 Baby's development: His eyes are now open but still forming. His lungs are developing a lot more this week & his skin has finally got color.
 Labor signs: No.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

24 Weeks


   


• How far along? 24 weeks & 5 days
Baby is the size of an: Eggplant (9in, 1.7lb)
Total weight gain: 23lbs
Maternity clothes? Yep
 Stretch marks? No!!
Belly button in or out? In
Baby bump? Oh yes
Sleep? Yes but if my heartburn is acting up, I can't sleep on my right side.
Symptoms: Heartburn, backaches occasionally, appetite, bloating, itchy, night sweats, & drowsiness.
I'm missing: feeling normal.
Food cravings/aversions: Craving pretty much anything sweet. Aversions, same as last week.
Gender: Nothing has changed that I know of. Still a boy.
 Names for baby: Still have nothing.
 Movement: He moves almost all the time.
Baby's development: His ears are much sharper now & his face almost fully formed.
• Labor signs: No.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

22 Weeks

I'm aware that I'm a horrible blogger but I'm trying to get better. Hey, after all, I am new to all this. But as usual, my pregnancy update is a little late. More so now because this was last weeks picture. I still wanted to share it tho, I promised myself I would track my pregnancy & I'm trying my best to.


• How far along? 22 weeks
• Baby is the size of an: Ear of corn (8in, 1lb)
• Total weight gain: 20lbs
• Maternity clothes? In full swing. Having to buy more & more all the time.
• Stretch marks? None. Thank The Lord!
• Belly button in or out? Still in.
Baby bump? Oh yes.
Sleep? Still sleeping a lot.
Symptoms: Heartburn, some headaches, frequent urination, itching.
I'm missing: My old body A LOT, & being able to help out with things that need to be done.
 Food cravings/aversions: Craving lemonade & ice cream. Aversions are still almost anything made out of hamburger.
Gender: Still a boy lol.
Names for baby: I haven't settled on any names yet.
Movement: Little boy is a dancer like mommy. He moves a lot but mostly active around midnight.
Baby's development: Little boy has eyebrows, eyelashes & probably hair on his head. He can sense light & dark. He also is touching his face, testing out his new sense of touch!
 Labor signs: None so far.


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

5 under $50: Maternity

 

I don't want to spend a lot of money on maternity wear since this might be the only time that I'll be pregnant, so I browsed sites for cute looks for cheap. I've had trouble looking for maternity clothes that are both comfortable, cute & affordable. Here are some of my favorites that I'm craving to own.

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Monday, August 5, 2013

20 Week

I’m still not good at this whole blogging thing. Skipping a few days & then coming back to it, dang I need to get a grip on this! Anyway here is my 20 week update & its probably my favorite one since I found out the gender!!

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  • How far along? 20 weeks & 2 days
  • Baby is the size of a: Banana (7in, 11oz)
  • Total weight gain: 13lbs. all together. Doc. said that I’ve gained a little too much, time to hit the treadmill!!
  • Maternity clothes? Will be going shopping for some tomorrow!!!
  • Stretch marks? Nope
  • Belly button in or out? Innie
  • Baby bump? To everyone else yes but I think I just look fat lol.
  • Sleep? All the time!
  • Symptoms: Headaches, nausea, hunger, moody, heartburn, acid reflux, & still having to potty a lot hah.
  • I’m missing: Wearing normal clothes & not staying in the bathroom all the time.
  • Food cravings/aversions: Steak, ice cream, & chocolate milk for my cravings. Dislike hamburgers & hamburger helper.
  • Gender: It’s a boy!!!!!!!
  • Names for baby: Leaning toward the name Riker but nothing other than that.
  • Movement: Little boy moves like crazy.
  • Baby’s development: Since Baby R is a boy, his testicles have began to move from abdomen to scrotum but has to wait for the scrotum to finish growing.
  • Labor signs: None (:

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Bloglovin’

<a href="http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/10089069/?claim=682sxfnrwxu">Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a>

 

I just realized while looking through my bloglovin’ feed, my blog was nowhere to be found. I searched high & low, but I came up with nothing. So after doing some research, I learned I had to connect my actual blog to bloglovin’ itself. Who woulda knew? haha. Don’t I feel like a goof. Anyway, it told me, “In some blogs it necessary to put the code in the top of the blog post. So here we go. Hope this worked.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Welcome to the Family

I'm so sorry to all my readers that I haven't posted in a few days. I haven't really done much to talk about. But one highlight of my week so far has been my new little buddy & one of the cutest things you'll ever see...
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Anyway, I seen him & he just stared into my soul. He's half Chihuahua & half Mini Pinscher & I love the fact that he's playful. Well that's all I have for tonight my loves. Stayed tuned for more on some maternity picks tomorrow! :)

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Room for my Little

 

Lately I’ve been trying so hard for find anything for the baby’s room. I can’t decide on any furniture or a theme, & it makes it much harder to do when you don’t know the gender yet & I’m not a fan of gender neutral rooms. I’m really confused when it comes down to it. It’s a lot harder than what I had thought. 

But inspiration in never far away when you have Pinterest. Here’s some nursery’s I found adorable.

Boys:

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Girls:

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The children that have these rooms are so blessed & I’m going to do everything in my power for my little one the have just as great things. Only 7 more days until I found out the gender!

Have a wonderful night everyone!!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

18 Weeks

 

I'm actually a little late on this update. Make that a lot late.....by 4 days. Oops!!

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Everything I'm wearing here is from Rue 21.

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In the pictures, it is very hard to tell what is in the 2nd building block, but its an 8.

  • How far along? 18 weeks & 4 days
  • Baby is the size of a: Mango (6in, .5lbs)
  • Total weight gain: My last appointment, the scales said I gained 7lbs.
  • Maternity clothes? Not yet, but definitely needing some.
  • Stretch marks? Not yet (praying for none)
  • Belly button in or out? In
  • Baby bump? Yes
  • Sleep? Good
  • Symptoms: Headaches, cramps, big appetite, lower back pain, irritability, itchy, night sweats, frequent urination & constipation(TMI right lol).
  • I'm missing: The way my body used to be. Being able to walk a long time without feeling exhausted. How I can't get any tattoos or piercings.
  • Food cravings/aversions: I crave ice cream a lot, fruit, salads, cake & Golden Puffs cereal. Aversions, I don't really have any.
  • Gender: Don't know until August 2nd.
  • Names for baby: Haven't really picked any out since I don't know the gender yet.
  • Movement: I started feeling he/she move when I was 17weeks. I feel it a few times a day.
  • Baby's development: Arms & legs are finally proportionate, neurons are connected betweens the brain & muscles. Cartilage is turning to bone. A substance called vernix caseosa ( vernix: varnish, caseosa: cheese) is covering baby's body for protection from the amniotic fluid. Yes I said cheese. Weird!
  • Labor signs: Nope.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

DIY Makeup Brush Holder

I really needed some place to keep my makeup brushes, while being organized & stylish. I had been seeing all these post of mason jars dressed up & I loved how easy & simple they were. 

I started with a plain mason jar(we have tons of them around our place because my grandma use to can veggies) & some DecoArt Crafters Acrylic Paint(color is called Tutti Fruitti).

I would put a bit of the paint in the jar & rotate it every few minutes so the paint would coat the whole inside of the jar.

I continued to do so until I got the whole inside covered, then I turned the jar upside-down on w styrofoam plate for the excess paint to drip out. I had to wait for about 12 hours for all of it to come out. I turned it right side-up & let it dry for a few more hours. Added the brushes & hello there adorable!


 

Friday, July 19, 2013

Feeling Crafty

I decided I wanted to make an erasable Daily To Do board. I got my inspiration for Pinterest of course. Only difference is its not going to be used as a menu.

I started with a cute little picture frame from Hobby Lobby that was on sale for $7!! 

Got some construction paper & scissors for the background. Wrote Daily To Do's on it & put it inside the frame :).

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Tatted Up…in a few months

 

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I know, I know…I’m pregnant & I should be focusing all my time & mind on my baby, in which I am but when you’re like I am, you’re a little obsessed with body modifications. I love tattoos like nothing else. Art has always been a passion on mine & creating my own art for my own body is something that makes my heart truly happy.

I’ve been counting the days until I can get another tattoo (approximately 155 days)! So when its days like this, where I didn't have much to do, I looked on Pinterest :). Here are some that I found, that I’d love to have.

 

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Yes, I have a huge variety of what I want, but keep in mind, I’d like to be almost completely covered in them one day. Its not everybody’s cup of tea, but there is several people out there that express who they are, how they feel or something from their past this way. That’s why I love body art so much. Its so versatile & appealing to the eye.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Any tips for beginners?

So as a new person to the blogging world, I'm open to any tips or info for helping my blog get bigger. Right now, I'm blogging for fun but I'd like to be get more followers, & eventually make money. If any of you successful bloggers out there are will to help out a newbie, you're more than welcome to message me at my email phoenix07100@gmail.com. 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Newbie

Well this is my very first post. I know absolutely nothing about blogging but I think that it's adorable & figured I'd try it! I'll post DIY projects, things I wear, pictures & what's going on in my pregnancy. So here we go, I already started documenting my pregnancy with pictures every 2 weeks. 
This is the 1st picture I took. It wasn't a very good picture because it was took in a dimly lit hallway. 


Here's my 2nd try at 12 weeks. Still in a hallway & still awful quality. I didn't think it'd be hard to take pictures of yourself & while holding something but I found out really quick, it is.


After a few tries, I decided to hang up the board & face toward a window for better lighting. I thought it turned out much better but I still have to work on it.


16 weeks & things looked better except for the hideous boxes on the side.