Saturday, February 28, 2015

Week 27



What's Going on in There?
I can’t believe we are at 27 weeks already!  I feel like it was just yesterday that we found out and now we are on the brink of the third trimester. Little dude is as big as a cucumber this week, over 15 inches long and 2.2 pounds! This week his brain is showing lots of activity as he is really starting to be able to use it to control his body.  He is also gaining some muscle from all of that movement.  Hopefully he will have big strong muscles like his daddy.

Maternity Clothes? 
Always.  Though, this weekend may be a different story!  C and I are going to Maryland to visit his family for several days, so I am scouring everything I own to see what I have that will be warm enough AND cover the bump!  My jackets definitely don’t fully button, but hopefully I can make do!
Weight? 
Womp.  I have hit the 20 pound mark. Eek.
Stretch Marks? 
None

Movement? 
Little guy loves to roll around and move.  I feel him sooooo much during my work day while I am sitting at my desk.  I’m thankful they aren’t punches that take my breath away….at least yet.
Food Cravings? 
I’ve been really big into vanilla steamers at Starbucks lately.  It’s basically a big ole glass of warm milk with vanilla flavoring.  Maybe my body needs more calcium?
Anything Making you Queasy or Sick? 
Nope!

What I Miss? 
Being able to take meds.  I had TERRIBLE allergies this weekend and I was so miserable.  I knew there wasn’t much I could take and my doctor’s office wasn’t open so I just suffered through it.  I wish I could have just taken some meds and gotten better quicker!
Nausea/Vomiting?  
Nope
Symptoms? 
I finally figured out I have been having Braxton hicks contractions every once in a while.  I seriously thought it was just my belly tightening when Noah rolled.  But, a lot of times I also get tightening in my chest where it’s hard to breath and a bit dizzy.  I put two and two together and realized it was BH! Looks like the acid reflux is here to stay (especially in the evenings) and my body is starting to get sore if I don’t get up and walk every once in a while at work.
Labor Signs? 
Nope
Gender? 
Little man!
Belly Button In or Out?
Out. My belly button sticks out. So weird!
Wedding Rings On or Off? 
On, but getting tight by the end of the day.
Sleep?
This week has been pretty tough due to allergies.  I fall asleep fine, but I wake up in the middle of the night because I can’t breathe.  Then I lay there for what seems like for-ev-er. I’ve been waking up earlier than my alarm too on some days, which is really odd for me!
 What I'm Looking Forward To? 

Is it weird that I am looking forward to coming back home from Maryland next week?  I just know I am going to have a tough time in that cold weather….I’m so scared! Also looking forward to getting C’s schedule for training camp (which starts March 4th) so we can schedule our 3D Ultrasound to see little man!
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Friday, February 27, 2015

Pretty Little Beauty Swap Link Up!



Well its time to show off what you got in this round of the Pretty Little Beauty Swap!

I haven't received my package yet, but I am sure it will be awesome and I will definitely update when I do!

My partner this time was Jessica from Beyoutiful Beauty.  Such a sweet girl!  She loves makeup just as much as I do :)  She gets a beauty box that I don't get, Petit Vour, so you can get a review of that over at her blog!  You can also see all the goodies I sent to her.

Your turn!  What awesome beauty products did you get in this round of the swap?!?

An InLinkz Link-up
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Friday, February 20, 2015

Week 26



What's Going on in There?
Little man is the size of a head of lettuce or a butternut squash this week!  He is probably over 2 pounds and around 14 inches long.  Seriously, he’s getting so big! His eyes are opening and he can detect light and dark.  I’ve been wanting to shine a flashlight on him to see how he reacts, but haven’t had time yet. He is also sucking his thumb and practicing his breathing these days so he is ready for the outside world!

Maternity Clothes? 
Completely.  I am really loving dresses right now, I am glad AZ is warm enough for them already! I ordered a few more tanks and maxi skirts from Old Navy this week, I think they will be my staple for the next few months!
Weight? 
Around the same as last week, maybe about 18 pounds. I haven’t checked in a few days, I’ve been running late in the mornings.
Stretch Marks? 
Nope

Movement? 
So much.  Like last week, less kicks, but more rolls. Probably a few times a time I yelp out loud because he moves in such a weird way that it surprises me. Like I can feel his whole arm or foot or who knows what drag down the side of my body.  Not my favorite sensation honestly.
Food Cravings? 
Nope.
Anything Making you Queasy or Sick? 
Thankfully I can continue to say no to this!

What I Miss? 
I miss sleeping through the night. It’s been rough this week.
Nausea/Vomiting?  
None at all.
Symptoms? 
I think I am starting to get some acid reflux with some of the foods I eat which is no fun. Pregnancy insomnia sucks too!
Labor Signs? 
Nope
Gender? 
Blue, blue, blue…..boy!

Belly Button In or Out?
Ugh. It’s out.  It’s soooo weird.  Thankfully there is still a bit of a dip where it is so you can’t tell through my clothes, but it’s definitely poked out now.
Wedding Rings On or Off? 
On, but I think they are starting to get a bit tighter. Some days they leave a bit of a mark.
Sleep?
Having a rough time these days. The insomnia is no fun.  I fall asleep fine, but at some point in the middle of the night I wake up and I stay awake for way too long.  I’ve also been having bad allergy problems this week and my runny/stuffy nose is keeping me awake too!
What I'm Looking Forward To? 
Next week C and I are headed to his hometown to visit his family before his season starts and Noah comes.  I am not looking forward to the freezing cold weather in Maryland, but I know C will be really happy to be at home with his family so I will make do.  Wish me luck, I barely have any warm clothes that fit over the bump!!!
 
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Ipsy Review - February

Ipsy!  Ipsy! Ipsy!

I feel like this bag took forever to get to me this month.  I used to get it around the 10th, now its almost always a week after that.  Boo! That being said, this is still one of my favorite times of the month….I love getting this bag in the mail! I think it’s the best bag out there, especially for such a low price of $10!  If you are looking to start a beauty subscription, I would definitely try Ipsy first.

The theme of this month’s bag is “Ipsy Love,” which fits the month. I think the pink patterned bag is really cute!

So here it is…the February Ipsy bag!  

            1)     Luxie Large Angled Brush – (FULL SIZE)
            I already have a brush like this that I barely use, but I think its because its just too flimsy. It 
            barely puts any color on my face!  I am excited to try this one, especially with one of the 
            products below. Hopefully it will be better!
Full Size: $16.00 My Value: $16.00

           2)    ‘tini beauty Eye Shadow in “Pearl Fizz” – .06 oz. (FULL SIZE)
            This seems like such a boring color to me, but then I realized I’ve been searching for a  
            “highlight” color like this to include in my makeup bag.   I always use a highlight color, but 
            a few of the eye shadow palettes I own don’t actually include one light enough for that 
            purpose (which I find odd) so this will come in handy.  I can keep it in my bag for when I 
            need a lighter color.
Full Size: $12.00 My Value: $12.00

           3)    Cargo Lip Gloss in “Anguilla” – 4.5 mL (FULL SIZE)
            Ok the sizing on this seems really odd, I can’t figure it out.  Online, their full size product 
            shows at 2.5 mL, but this one is 4.5 mL?  So they are calling in a “mini” lip gloss but it is 
            almost twice the size of a regular one?  And jeez, a regular one has to be really small 
            considering this one is pretty tiny.  Not worth it to me. As for my review, this totally isn’t my 
            color so I won’t be using it, which is a bummer. I am a big fan of lip glosses!
Full Size: $16.00 for 2.5 mL My Value: $29.52

4)  Model Co Blush in “Peach Bellini” – .12 oz. (FULL SIZE)
Oddly enough, this week I have really been in search of a good peach colored blush!  This one seems like it may be a bit too dark, but I’ll have to try it to find out!  My current blush brush was too rough for this brand of blush last time I tried it (way too much wasted product), so maybe I can use my new brush to try this one out! I am guessing a bit on the value here, as this size actually includes a mini brush on their website.
Full Size: $22.00 (includes mini brush) My Value: $18.00

       5)  Joya No. 1 Parfum – .05 oz.
As I am not too into smelling like a flowering grandma, this isn’t really for me. I do find the packaging interesting though, it’s a teeny tiny rollerball!
Full Size: $30.00 for .34 oz My Value: $4.41

Final Cost: $10.00
Final Value: $79.93

Ooo I actually really like this month’s bag!  The lip gloss isn’t totally my color and the perfume doesn’t suit me, but the other items are right up my alley!  For the $10 I paid, I think I got a great deal!

What are your thoughts?

If you’d like to give it a try you can sign up here!

(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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