Friday, March 27, 2015

Week 31



What's Going on in There?
This week little man is the size of a pineapple.  I feel like that is finally a good comparison, something I can actually imagine. He’s about 18 inches and 3.5 pounds.  I still remember when the little squirt was only an inch or two big and weighed an ounce.  Unbelievable how it all changes so quickly! All 5 of his senses are now working and he is starting to turn a little pinker from all the fat he is gaining.

Maternity Clothes? 
Only dresses this week.  So thankful I have a bunch that will work for the office!
Weight? 
25 pounds.  I’m hopeful I will at least stay under the 35 mark.    
Stretch Marks? 
Just the nice giant one on my butt check.  Lovely.

Movement? 
Such a little wiggle worm.  He seems to have slowed a bit later in the week, but that’s not saying much.   
Food Cravings? 
Nothing this week.   
Anything Making you Queasy or Sick? 
Thankfully no!

What I Miss? 
Well C’s ring ceremony was last night, I can definitely say I was missing some drinks! Oh to have a nice cold Redd’s Apple Ale!
Nausea/Vomiting?  
Nope
Symptoms? 
Just feeling large.  I can’t shave my legs without it hurting my belly anymore either.  So thankfully to have a loving hubby to help me out with that task!
Labor Signs? 
Not at all
Gender? 
Little boy blue!
Belly Button In or Out?
Out, You can pretty much see it through all my clothes.
Wedding Rings On or Off? 
On, though barely.  I told C he needs to head to Walmart and buy me a fake!
Sleep?
I’m definitely beginning to get the dreaded 3rd trimester insomnia.  It’s not bad yet, but its happening. I now wake up to pee 2-3 times a night and usually lay there for a bit before I fall back asleep.  I’ve noticed myself waking up a lot from tossing and turning at night too. 
 What I'm Looking Forward To? 

C’s first game is on Saturday! I am really curious to how Noah will react during it.  He tends to move a lot when there is a lot of noise (he moved then entire 1.5 hour Beatles show in Vegas) and also at the games there is a very loud cannon that goes off every time the team scores. I am wondering if baby will react by punching or kicking me when he is startled by it!

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Ipsy Review - March



Hello Ipsy!

As always, this is one of my favorite times of the month….I love getting this bag in the mail! As I’ve always said, this is the best bag out there, especially for such a low price.  If you are looking to start a beauty subscription, I would definitely try Ipsy first. $10 for everything including shipping?  You can’t really beat that!

The theme of this month’s bag is “Flower Power,” which seems like a great theme, but honestly I don’t see how a single item I received (except for the bag) matches it!

So here it is…the March Ipsy bag!  

           1)     Dr. Brandt Anti-Aging Mattifying Lotion – .25 oz.
            I have a moisturizer that I love, but it doesn’t hurt to have small tubes like this for travel. 
            like the mattifying solution, but I would never, ever pay $60 for a full size amount of this.
Full Size: $60.00 for 1.7 oz. My Value: $8.82

           2)    Marsk Mineral Eye Shadow in “Fifty Shades” – .04 oz.
            This is a bit too dark for me.  I also kind of hate that they are trying to play off the whole 50 
            shades of Grey thing that is so popular right now, it makes me not like it even more.  There is 
            nothing to complain about though, other than I wouldn’t pay that price for it.  I rather get a 
            full size shadow from MAC for that price!
Full Size: $12.00 My Value: $12.00

           3)    Sexy Hair Soy Renewal Crème Oil – 1 oz.
            This seems like a lot of products in one.  I like trying things like this on my hair, but I haven’t 
            had a chance to yet. I hope it isn’t to heavy or greasy.  My hair does not do well with things 
            like that!
Full Size: $22.95 for 4.2 oz. My Value: $5.46

4)  NYX Butter Lipstick in “Pops” – .16 oz. (FULL SIZE)
I think this is the third Butter Lipstick I’ve gotten in a beauty box.  Enough with this already. I wish this stuff truly were like butter, but it is so drying on my lips I just can’t use it.  The color doesn’t look too bad though, I almost could have used it!
Full Size: $6.00 My Value: $6.00

       5)  Evelyn Iona Concealer – .55 oz. – (FULL SIZE?)
This packaging has nothing on it except for the brand name.  I had to do a lot of digging to find out what it is (concealer) and I still can’t figure out the size.  Ipsy says it’s .55 oz. which makes sense, but the website says a full size version of this is 3g. If I convert, that makes the one I got 15 g which makes no sense.  There is no way this is 5x the size of the regular version. Due to all that math confusion, I am highly annoyed by this product and their lack of brand/product awareness that I don’t even care for it.  I haven’t even tried the product yet.  Plus, I hate concealers in containers like this.  I can’t stick my finger in it without getting it all over me!
Full Size: $18.75? My Value: $18.75?

Final Cost: $10.00
Final Value: $51.03

This bag was a bit lackluster for me, but it wasn’t terrible.  I will definitely be getting use out of several of the items. I wish it introduced me to some new, exciting items, but it seems more like the “same old thing” in terms of beauty bags this month.

What are your thoughts?

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(As always, I swear I’m not a review blog….I just like sharing these things in hopes that other people will get to have the same fun that I do!  I am not compensated in any way.)
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Friday, March 20, 2015

Week 30



What's Going on in There?
Holy cow.  30 weeks.  Only 9 more weeks until we meet our little man. This week, according to the internets, he is the size of a cucumber.  I personally have never seen a 16.5 inch, 3.5 pound cucumber, but they must be out there if that’s the comparison! This week he is starting to shed his coat of baby hair that kept him warm in the early days since he is gaining more fat and his brain is starting to get wrinkly from all the new brain tissue.  He is now strong enough to grip a finger too, which is cute to think about.

Maternity Clothes? 
Still straight maternity dresses and maxi skirts.  I am too afraid to put maternity pants up over the belly after the itchy rash, I’m not sure I’ll ever wear them again!
Weight? 
23 pounds.  I am feeling good about that though, which I am thankful for.   
Stretch Marks? 
Ugh. I found my first real dominant one.  Straight down the middle of my butt check.  Um?  Is my butt stretching that much?!?

Movement? 
All the time.  I love that he still moves a lot during the day and hasn’t woken me up moving at night.  
A rare, front, bare belly view!

Food Cravings? 
Here is a weird one….slim fast. Earlier this week I just HAD to have some!  I’ve also been huge into fruits and veggies.  Every night I come home from work and take a relaxing bath and C makes me a plate of  
Anything Making you Queasy or Sick? 
Nope!

What I Miss? 
I miss just being completely comfortable.  You don’t realize how much you take being comfortable when you sit on the couch or lie down in bed for granted until that disappears! 
Nausea/Vomiting?  
Not at all
Symptoms? 
Itchy belly at night, allergies, definitely more tired in the evenings, belly is starting to get sore at the end of the day
Labor Signs? 
Not at all
Gender? 
Baby boy!

At 20 weeks....for comparison!
Belly Button In or Out?
Out, out, out
Wedding Rings On or Off? 
On, though getting a bit tighter
Sleep?
Much better.  I found a nightgown to wear that covers my belly that makes it so I don’t itch so much at night. It’s soooo helpful.  I wake up at least once to pee at night again, but I’ve mostly been able to go right back to sleep.
 What I'm Looking Forward To? 

C’s ring ceremony (where they received their Championship ring from their game last August) is coming up on Thursday.  After a ton of searching, I finally found a dress that makes me feel good.  Well frankly, I feel pretty darn hot in it which is exciting.  I was so afraid I’d be around all the other tiny girlfriends and wives in their tiny dresses and cute little bodies and just feel like a whale.  I am so thankful I found something! I can’t wait to show the dress and the bump off!

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