As you know, I’ve entered my third trimester of this pregnancy – yay!! This pregnancy has gone by so fast! Unlike the last pregnancy, not all of our attention is devoted to my day by day progress, or monitoring the baby’s growth week by week. Instead, we have a toddler to attend to, and family gatherings to plan for.
Over the last week or so I’ve been doing physically more than normal – baking cookies, shopping (again and again it seems!!), cleaning and packing. And I’ve been having more and more Braxton Hicks contractions – not good. It’s not that Braxton Hicks contractions (or practice contractions) are bad per se – they are helping your body get ready for labor. But it’s the fact that
Continue reading Slowing down as we approach the holidays…
I have so many friends who are pregnant right now – including my youngest sister!! Wahoo – we are bump sisters! So, I thought I would put together a fun new mom gift guide. You can use this resource for picking up some quick Christmas gifts for you friend (or sister), or to make a list for their baby shower. As a mom who is prepping for baby #2, here are some things I would totally appreciate:
1. Postpartum Herbal Sitz Bath or Bath Teas
Once that Momma has had her baby, she can enjoy soaking in luxurious hot baths once again!! These bath teas are a great aid to perineal and vaginal healing, as well as a c section incision (once cleared to get wet).
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Remember in October when I decluttered my whole house and posted about it every day for that month?
I didn’t know it at the time I started, but at the end of the month we got the call that a 3-bedroom townhome was open in the co-op we are a part of of!! This was exciting news, especially since we had been on the waiting list for a year plus, and we are expecting baby #2 in late March! Our plan had been to just “make the space work” with 2 kids. Not impossible at all, but I’m SO glad to moving into a bigger space!!
And the timing was pretty perfect – late Dec./early Jan. is when we are moving!!
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I don’t know about you, but I’ve definitely been craving sweet things lately, especially with all the Christmas cookies, etc. being pinned on Pinterest!! And, I’ve given in to the cravings and have been making sweet things a LOT. (Don’t worry, I’ve given some of it away, but we still have too much in our house.) My latest favorite was the Cranberry Christmas cake – it’s so good and not too sweet. I love the tangy-ness of the cranberries with the sweet cake!! It’s moist and amazing – check it out!!
Well, on to the pregnancy update:
How I feel/slept – Getting pretty tired most days now. I’m definitely in my 3rd trimester now!! The past three nights
Continue reading Pregnancy #2: Week 27
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Necessities Place for baby to sleep (Crib, Bassinet, Co-Sleeper or Sleeper Area for your bed) – We chose to buy a Pack ‘n Play (we got the Elite, but I’d recommend the Cuddle Cove Rocking Seat one!) that has an infant bassinet so we could have it right by our bed. Once he outgrew the bassinet, we just put him in the pack ‘n play part. We also got one that has a changing table and
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Hello all – it’s been a bit of a quiet month here because we went on a CRUISE!! It was our babymoon before baby #2 comes. We left Ain behind with Grandparents, so it was a nice, relaxing, connecting time with the hubby! I would not do it pregnant again though – my ankles and hands were swollen so bad they were uncomfortable and I couldn’t spend that much time walking around in the heat of Mexico, Grand Cayman Island, and Jamaica. We did have incredible views, though and I LOVED eating all the time!! And we had a room with a balcony!!
Last time I updated you on this pregnancy was when I was 20 weeks along. I
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Hello all!! I just wanted to write this post as kind of a wrap up for my 31 day decluttering challenge. I’m here to show you my little, lovely house as is – post challenge. I’ve loved the space we have gained and I’m going to work hard to keep it up!! So, without further ado, here’s my townhome.
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Hello all! So, I’m definitely not updating you all as much during this pregnancy, as I was with my first pregnancy. Haha. Last time I shared I was just 14 weeks along. I also haven’t been taking as many bump pictures. I’ve just taken pictures at 14 weeks, 17 weeks, and 20 weeks so far.
How I feel – Pretty good, pretty normal. Last pregnancy about this time I was having pretty bad round ligament pain. This time I haven’t felt much yet. Maybe it’s still coming…just later.
Total weight gain/loss? – Last
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Well, I finished decluttering the whole house and just a few days early!! So, yesterday I posted about some of my favorite declutter/organizing blogs. I hope it inspired you.
Today, I just want to wrap up the series by listing out the projects I want to complete around my house and some organizing products I know I’ll be looking for.
Nursery – sew covers for Drona boxes, organize ribbon and after Christmas I will downsize all my wrapping stuff
Kitchen – install locks on some cabinet doors, find an under the kitchen sink organizer
Basement – scan in pictures/old documents, use Christmas stuff or get rid of them (tins, pampered chef, chargers, etc.)
Products I’ll be looking for (a good price):Project Declutter: Completed!