14 Weeks Down, 26 More Weeks to go! ❤

Saturday, November 29, 2014





Starting weight 120 pounds - Starting waist measurement 31.5 inches. 
Still the same^


Highlights and Lowlights of my Pregnancy Week 14:



Highlights: 
  • Baby's heartbeat was a strong 156bpm at ultrasound
  • I have had no bleeding or cramping! 
  • Nausea has calmed down a LOT!
  • OUT OF FIRST TRIMESTER! 
  • My prediction was right on the baby's due date.  05-26-15
  • Bloated has started to go away and turn into an actual bump! 

Lowlights:
  • Round Ligament pains especially in the morning when I wake up. 
  • Swollen Breasts.
  • Mucous Plug is coming out again ): 
  • Constipated!




Uterus is the size of a cantaloup.

baby is NOT a HE (yet)? the website just goes back and fourth between he and her.


Weight gain: Same weight.

Stretch marks: No new ones!

Belly button in or out: It is an innie outtie! I have never had it pop out for any of my pregnancies.

Sleep: Amazing when I get some! 

Best moment this week: THANKSGIVING with my family. 

Worst moment this week: Being constipated ): I know sorry, tmi.

Miss anything: Nope (: 

Movement: No movement yet just gas! 

Cravings: Milk & Graham Crackers 

Queasy or sick: Just tired this week. I still can't eat in the mornings but i'm use to that by now. 

Looking forward to: Finding out the gender! 

Mood: LOVEABLE! 

Upcoming events/appointments: 
Appointment with my midwife December 9th!
Ultrasound to find out the Gender December 17th! 

What I look forward to: A confirmation that the baby is okay and growing perfectly!

Weekly Wisdom: BE YOUR OWN BESTFRIEND! 



13 Weeks Down, 27 More Weeks to go! ❤

Friday, November 21, 2014




Starting weight 120 pounds - Starting waist measurement 31.5 inches. 



Highlights and Lowlights of my Pregnancy Week 10:



Highlights: 
  • Baby's heartbeat was a strong 156bpm
  • I have had no bleeding or cramping! 
  • Still not losing as much of my mucous plug!
  • Nausea has calmed down a little. It's only bad in the car and after some meals. 
  • Got to see my precious baby at our ultrasound!
  • Almost out of the FIRST TRIMESTER! 
  • My prediction was right on the baby's due date.  05-26-15
  • No more horrible diarrhea! 
  • Bloated has started to go away!

Lowlights:
  • Exhaustion has kicked in at full force!
  • Easily upset!
  • Loss of appetite. 
  • Round ligament pains especially when I sneeze.
  • Breasts are starting to feel tender.
  • Gassy. 





  • It’s still stone fruit season this week and your baby is in the peach section. That’s right; it is the size of a ripe peach and is probably just as fuzzy at this stage of its development. The fine hair which covers the surface of your baby’s body at 13 weeks serves to protect its skin when it is floating around in all that water.
  • Your baby is preparing its vocal chords from this week. One of the most amazing noises you will ever hear is your baby’s first cry, a mix between relief and longing to calm them. There will be times of course when you’ll wish those vocal chords didn’t work quite as well as they do. Welcome to parenthood.
  • The connections between your baby’s brain, muscles and nerves have all formed by now. They are able to move freely and use their muscles to push and pull themselves into various positions.

Uterus is the size of a grapefruit.

Weight gain: Same weight.

Stretch marks: No new ones!

Belly button in or out: It is an innie outtie! I have never had it pop out for any of my pregnancies.

Sleep: Elena has been waking up every hour at the least so sleep hasn't been happening at night for this momma. 

Best moment this week: I got to see precious baby at my 13 week screening and ultrasound.  

Worst moment this week: I have been beyond emotional and easily peeved this week. I think the stress is getting to me. 

Miss anything: I miss not being a hormonal mess. I have never felt more insecure and needy. 

Movement: No movement yet just gas! 

Cravings: Sweet stuff this week! Chocolate, fruits, cherry pie, waffles. The list goes on!  

Queasy or sick: Just tired this week. I still can't eat in the mornings but i'm use to that by now. 

Looking forward to: The second trimester! 

Mood: With the babies I am beyond happy and loveable no matter my mood. Elena melts you with her giggles and Brayden's kisses and hugs always fill my heart with love. I have still been pulling away from everything else. Talking to a bunch of people add on to my stress so I have just been concentrating on me and my family. 

Upcoming events/appointments: 
Appointment with my midwife December 9th!

What I look forward to: A confirmation that the baby is okay and growing perfectly!

Weekly Wisdom: Sometimes you just need to distance yourself from people. If they care, they’ll notice. If they don’t you know where you stand.



Wrote by a Mother of Two under Two

Saturday, November 8, 2014


1) Every nice meal you eat is either started, interrupted by or ends with changing a poopy diaper. 

2) You know the songs AND WORDS to every cartoon show that comes on. 

3) You wash any dishes in the bottom drawers multiple times due to your little one constantly pulling them out and onto the floor. *In my case it's tubberware and the pots & pans. 

4) You can carry a toddler, a baby in a car seat, your purse, the baby bag and your dog on a leash at once to avoid the simple task of taking two trips. 

5) You either have to wake up early or take a speed shower during nap time in order to get ready for the day. And when I say early... I mean EARLY.

6) If your child has been sleeping more than 3 hours during their nap or wakes up late you don't feel relieved. Your worried ass goes to check and see if they are still breathing. 

7) You notice you are becoming socially awkward when it comes to having conversations with anyone other than your kids, your spouse and other moms. 

8) Talking about your child's poop becomes a regular conversation. 

9) Your diet consists of what your 1 year old eats. 

10) Shaving your legs isn't avoided... it's simply forgotten. 

11) Leaving the house without the kids to go grocery shopping or better yet shopping for yourself is like taking a cruise to the Bahamas. 

12) Poop on your hand isn't really a big deal... you just wipe it off with a wet wipe and wash your hands when your done changing the diaper. 

13) You spend most of your day in your pajamas and get dressed before your spouse gets off of work. 

14) You use wet wipes to clean up everything in the house. 

15) You have been watching the Christmas Mickey Movie on repeat since the beginning of October. 

15) Your true friends understand that you're not ignoring them even though you haven't responded to their texts in days. You are simply going as crazy as a crackhead without a lighter. 

16) You finally got both the kids to sleep after a long day and your loved one is giving you bedroom eyes and all you're thinking about is a hot bubble bath and sleep.

17) You rarely leave the house and when you do you have to be mentally prepared for the task.

18) You pick your child's nose in public. 

19) You fend off other crazy advice giving mom on a daily basis. 

20) YOU WOULDN'T CHANGE IT FOR THE WORLD. 



An honest blog about Honest Diapers ❤ PART ONE

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


Before I get into the benefits of Honest Diapers I wanted to first share my story
on the struggles I dealt with that lead me to Honest. 

My first born, Brayden, always struggled with diaper rash from name brand diapers. 
When he was first born we used Huggies. 
I noticed that I would have to CAKE on ointment just to keep the rash away
when he didn't even had diarrhea or a soiled diaper. 

We then switched to LUVS.
Within a week his rash was even worse and peeling. 
I once again headed to the store to look and buy new diapers.

All these store named diapers that you always hear and every box is saying
how amazing their brand is but even Pampers didn't help his poor butt.
I was spending tons of money on diapers and diaper rash cream too! 

I then switched to Huggies Naturals.
He still got a rash and our problems were far from gone.
 Brayden came down with a virus that consisted of unending diarrhea. 
Mixing diarrhea with an already sore bottom was not a good mix. 
I took my poor baby to the ER where they of course took off his diaper and even took some stool samples. 
Shortly after we noticed a bump in the crease where Brayden's leg and pelvis met. 
Off to the doctors we went only to find out he had MRSA. 

I was horrified. 
HOW CAN MY SON HAVE MRSA
He never went to a baby sitters. 
He was with me EVERYDAY? 
Come to find that hospitals play a big part in the passing of MRSA. 
Thankfully this time it was only a small lump and medication quickly took it away.
But MRSA will always be in his system and our problems were just beginning.

Because of his constant struggle with diaper rash it made it very easy to
1. Get MRSA 
2. Continue to have breakouts

In January Brayden ended up in the Hospital.
He had to get an abscess drained caused by MRSA.
MRSA is only an issue when there are sores or openings like Brayden had because of the diapers.

Here you can see the rash he has from diapers and medical tape used to cover his incisions. 
No matter how much ointment I applied or the many kinds I bought and tried he was just too sensitive. 
This is where our happy ending comes.
A friend told me about Honest Diapers and I talked Matt into trying them.
You know when the last time Brayden had a horrible rash or even a MRSA breakout?
January of 2014. 
Ever since we started using Honest Diapers our problems have disappeared. 
My daughter who is now 7 months old and has used Honest since birth has never had bad Diaper rash.
The only time the babies butts get sore is when they have diarrhea.
I then apply triple paste medical ointment and its gone.
Other than that my babies are rash and ointment free.
Because Brayden never gets Diaper Rash he now never has MRSA breakouts.
His sister is even MRSA FREE.

To read more about HONEST DIAPERS comparisons and prices



An honest blog about Honest Diapers ❤ PART TWO


Name Brand Diapers







Honest Diaper & Wipes Bundle 

Can you actually understand the ingredients in your name brand diapers?

^ Click if you're concerned about what you put on your child's body. 

For only 79.95 A MONTH we get 320-150 DIAPERS and 288 WET WIPES
 Sent to our home with FREE SHIPPING
I never run out of diapers and don't even have to remember to buy them.
 I just get on the website set the date when I want it to ship.
  A few days later they arrive on my door step! 
If I ever need to move up the date or move back due to money or over stock 
I just sign on and quick change the date!
And let me tell you sometimes i'm so OVERSTOCKED I push back the date a month.
So thats 79.95 for TWO MONTHS. 
This is very common when your baby is still small because the bundle is so large.

My FAVORITE things about these diapers are 
1. THEY ARE ALL NATURAL 
and as close as you can get to cloth diapers without all the mess. 
They are still disposable for us natural but busy moms.

2. NO LEAK ISSUES OR GEL BUILD UP. 
These diapers don't have the nasty gel that name brand diapers have. 
They also have cheek to cheek coverage and high waist for no blow outs!

 3. NO RASHES! 
Both of my babies have such sensitive butts. 
We actually ended up in the hospital for an abscess on Braydens bum after a rash. 
It resulted in a surgery and overnight stay. 
Ever since we started using Honest he hasn't had any issues!


BREAK DOWN OF PRICE! 
Huggies brand costs $34.47 for 120 diapers. 
.29 per diaper and 30 more diapers to reach 150
$8.70 + $34.47 = $43.17 

Huggies Natural Wipes cost $18.97 for 216 wipes.
.09 per wipe and 72 more wipes to reach 288
$18.97 + $6.48 = $25.45

That is $43.17 for 150 diapers and $25.45 for 288 wipes. 
Making it $68.62 not including sales tax or gas to get to the store.

For me the safety of my child's body and skin is worth the few extra dollars.
Plus the little sanity I have left from not having to run to the store with two littles when we run out. 

Keep in mind the price differences are even more insane with the smaller sizes.
I did size 5 because both my kids wear size 5 and I was being as fair as possible.
320 diapers and 288 wipes for only $79.95 just seems unreal.

Need I say much more? 

Want to get a free trial or order some for your little ones? 

Save $10 when you click on the link below sign up under my invitation 
and enter INVITED10 at the checkout. 



10 Weeks Down, 30 More Weeks to go! ❤

Tuesday, November 4, 2014



Starting weight 120 pounds - Starting waist measurement 31.5 inches. 
measurements remain the same. 

Highlights and Lowlights of my Pregnancy Week 10:



Highlights: 
  • The baby had a strong heartbeat of 145 bpm at first ultrasound.
  • I have had no bleeding or cramping! 
  • Loss of mucous plug bits stopped this week!
  • Nausea has calmed down a little. It's only bad in the car and after some meals. 

Lowlights:
  • A little worried that the baby is smaller than what it's suppose to be. With Brayden and Elena everything was always right on track.
  • DIARRHEA after EVERY meal. Doesn't matter if  I eat chili or a salad.  
  • BLOATED. 
  • Loss of appetite  




Though baby  is barely the size of a kumquat — a little over an inch or so long, crown to bottom — and weighs less than a quarter of an ounce, your baby has now completed the most critical portion of his development. This is the beginning of the so-called fetal period, a time when the tissues and organs in it's body rapidly grow and mature.
Baby is swallowing fluid and kicking up a storm. Vital organs — including it's kidneys, intestines, brain, and liver (now making red blood cells in place of the disappearing yolk sac) — are in place and starting to function, though they'll continue to develop throughout your pregnancy If you could take a peek inside your womb, you'd spot minute details, like tiny nails forming on fingers and toes (no more webbing) and peach-fuzz hair beginning to grow on tender skin.
In other developments: Your baby's limbs can bend now. It's hands are flexed at the wrist and meet over it's heart, and babys feet may be long enough to meet in front of its little body. The outline of baby's spine is clearly visible through translucent skin, and spinal nerves are beginning to stretch out from it's spinal cord. Your baby's forehead temporarily bulges with it's developing brain and sits very high on it's head, which measures half the length of it's body. From crown to rump, baby is about 1 1/4 inches long. In the coming weeks, your baby will again double in size — to nearly 3 inches.

Uterus is the size of a grapefruit.

Weight gain: Same weight.

Stretch marks: No new ones!

Belly button in or out: It is an innie outtie! I have never had it pop out for any of my pregnancies.

Sleep: Actually been tossing and turning due to gas and round ligament pains. 

Best moment this week: Sunday I had an amazing family day with Matt and the babies. 

Worst moment this week: Worst moment this week is having to run to the bathroom after EVERY MEAL. I never had this with my other pregnancies. 

Miss anything: I miss not being a hormonal mess. I have never felt more insecure and needy. 

Movement: No movement yet!

Cravings: Sandwiches, so Matt bought me fully cooked chicken breast. 

Queasy or sick: A tad better but still struggling. 

Looking forward to: The second trimester! 

Mood: Sometimes I feel like I am way over my head but my babies are the best things that have happened to me and they always make me feel better with their little giggles and smiles. 

Upcoming events/appointments: 
Appointment with my Midwife on November 11th.
First Trimester Testing and Ultrasound November 19th.

What I look forward to: A confirmation that the baby is okay and growing perfectly!

Weekly Wisdom: Don't let angry and jealous people ruin your momentum. They are only so hateful because they aren't happy with their own lives.




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