November 21, 2017

Easy Like Sunday Tunic

c/o: tunic // jeans // duck boots // sunglasses (SOLD OUT) // earrings // bag // watch

Happy Tuesday ya’ll!

Teaming up with Shop The Mint to bring you this comfy tunic! Every Sunday they put out a new color and you can also get 50% off that day as well. Also, if you sign up to receive emails then you will get $10 off your first order! I went more casual with this look and paired it with these monogrammed duck boots.

The fam and I traveled to KY yesterday for the week. I’m so so excited for Asher to meet all of our family and friends!

xoxo

 

November 17, 2017

Best Fall Look

cardigan // blouse // jeans // booties // hat // bag // sunnies // lip color(candy K) // earrings

Happy Friday!

You can never have too many cardigans for fall! I love the color of this one and it’s on sale. It’s selling out so fast and comes in several different colors. I paired it with a basic white blouse and distressed denim. It feels so good to be back into my pre baby jeans already and these are my fav! Booties are my go to during fall and I’ve been wearing these on repeat for the last couple of months.

enjoy,

xoxo

November 15, 2017

Recovering From My Csection

I️ had every intention on having a vaginal delivery with baby #1. Even though he had been measuring extremely large my entire pregnancy, I still was going to do everything in my power to deliver how I planned. If you read my birth story then you know that after around 17 hours of pitocin I never dilated past 3cm. I knew towards the end of the night that if I hadn’t progress any then my doctor would suggest a csection….and she did.

Luckily, my mother and older sister both had csections with all their babies so they were able to give me some insight on what to expect! The nurse I had explained everything in great detail too which helped with my nerves. Luckily I received a bikini incision which was completely opposite of my mother and sister.Plus, I also received dissolvable stitches instead of staples which I think helped my recovery process. I’ve talked to a few different people about this and a lot of them said you can request the dissolvable stitches! So now onto my recovery story.

All of my expectations of recovering from a csection were awful. I was trying to prepare myself for so much pain but honestly, it wasn’t nearly as bad as I imagined. One of the things I was dreading most was when they push on your stomach after your csection so they can make sure your uterus is contracting. My sister told me this was the worst part for her and it hurt worse than anything. Luckily, they pushed on my stomach as soon as I got into recovery so I was still completely numb. I didn’t feel a thing! During my hospital stay, the nurses would press on my stomach a tad just to make sure everything felt okay and they were very gentle.

I was up and walking to the bathroom within 12 hours after I was moved into my postpartum room. This is when they removed the catheter which I was also nervous about but again, I didn’t feel a thing. That first walk I couldn’t stand up completely straight and I felt a lot of pressure around my incision but the pain was slight. Peeing the first time was pretty easy and I had no problem with it. Going to the bathroom the first time was also when I was able to see how much I was bleeding. You’d think since I didn’t have a vaginal birth bleeding would be slight but that is not the case at all! You still bleed a lot. BTW, I had a my catheter in for such a long time so by the time they took it out it was like my bladder had forgotten what to do. With that being said, for days after I never felt like I needed to pee until I was ready to burst. That caused a lot of pain that was preventable. Even if you don’t feel like you have to pee, get up anyways and try every few hours!

My biggest piece of advice would be to get up and walk as much as you can. Don’t over do it by no means but make a trip with your baby down the hall when you’re ready! This will help kick start the healing process and I really think it is what helped me heal so fast.

The first day or so I was kind of stubborn about taking my pain medications. I thought I could handle it so I didn’t ask for the major ones which was goofy of me. A csection is major surgery so take the meds!! The hospital clearly regulates how much you take so they aren’t going to let you over do it. Luckily, my incision area was numb my entire hospital stay and is even somewhat numb today (I’m over 2 weeks postpartum!). You’ll be sent home with medications too.

I’ve talked to lots of moms who said their incision was extremely sensitive to the touch for awhile. I’m over 2 weeks postpartum and my incision site is still numb! It has healed up super quick and I’m so thankful for that. Just yesterday I started to feel a little sensitivity around it but still nothing painful.

About a week after being home, it started to feel like I had a really bad kidney infection. After seeing my OB, he said my urine didn’t show up anything but it could have been from my catheter or just my bladder causing the problem so be prepared for that! Also, when showering my soap really irritated me “down there”. I switched soaps this week and it doesn’t irritate me at all. If you don’t care for the one I use then I’d suggest getting a soap that is fragrance free.

Another piece of advice, wear the mesh panties the hospital gives you! If your incision site is sensitive then you won’t want to wear regular panties. The mesh ones will be more comfortable to wear because they won’t rub your incision. If you do wear your own underwear, I suggest high waisted ones.. Also, take everything in your hospital room! They will end up throwing it all away.

One of the hardest parts of recovery is getting out of bed. Roll over on your side, hang your legs off the side, and push up with your arms. It’s impossible to sit straight up from laying down and it will also really hurt your incision if you try to do this. I’m able to get up from bed normally now.

REST!! I know this may be hard for some moms but taking a long nap always made me feel so much better. Rest is important for any new mom, as it allows the body to heal. Sleep in any position that feels comfortable. I’ve been sleeping on my back for the last couple of weeks which I love because I was so sick of sleeping on my side for the last several months! Like I said previously, don’t over do it. I remember my future mother in law, Asher and I went to a doctor’s appointment and once we got back I felt like I’d been hit by a truck. It seemed crazy to me because I didn’t do anything strenuous but was still exhausted.

This will be gross to think about but take the stool softeners they offer you and buy some to take at home. It took me around 4 days to finally use the bathroom and it wasn’t the most comfortable thing but it didn’t hurt! I’ve heard to put a pillow and sort of push it up against your incision while trying to go #2. I just used my hands to apply a bit of pressure and it really helped alot! Also, go sit on the toilet for awhile. Don’t just sit there for 5 minutes expecting it to come because it may take awhile. There have been days where I was in the bathroom for up to 30 minutes! BTW- gas pain after a csection is NO JOKE. A majority of my terrible pain was from gas. They will give you pills to help with that in the hospital.I still get gas pain even at 17 days postpartum.

Even if you have plan to have a vaginal birth pack a nightgown and a dress to go home in. Much more comfortable than any kind of pants! When I’m at home with no company, I’ll just lounge around in a oversized t-shirt.  Wearing my girdle helps protect my incision so I wear jeans when I have it on! I’ll be doing a full review on my BelleFit Girdle but you can get $20 yours with my code bethany20: shop here!

*All of this is my personal experience. I’m in no way a medical expert!

November 13, 2017

First Weeks With Baby Must-Haves

c/o: poncho // c/o: Asher’s Onesie 

Honestly, the first few weeks of baby’s life you don’t need much. Mainly they will eat, sleep and poop lol. Here are some first week with baby must-haves that I couldn’t have lived without.

1.Swaddles

    I have this brand and absolutely love them! My little guy cannot stand to be cold so during the nights we have him swaddled. He sleeps so good!

2.Mittens

My little guy loves having his hands in his face and already has the longest fingernails so without wearing mittens he would scratch his face so bad! You can get these seriously anywhere. The trick is finding a style that fit your baby’s hands well. We have several pairs and only two fit great, the others fall off constantly.

3.HELP

I know this isn’t possible for everyone and may be goofy for me to mention, but if any of your family offers to stay with you take them up on it! My future MIL stayed with us for 2 weeks and I’m not sure how we would have survived without her. I had a csection so I wasn’t allowed to drive the last 2 weeks and we had so many doctors appointments we had to go to!

4.Nipple Cream (if you plan on breastfeeding)

The first couple of days of breastfeeding I was so surprised to how easy it was for me and baby! He latched on as soon as they put him on my chest. BUT around the 4th day my nipples got beyond sore, I mean I would scream in pain every time he fed/latched. This cream helped a lot. It’s hypoallergenic and all natural so it’s safe for you and baby!

5.Take A Break

I know this may not be realistic for some people like #3 but between breastfeeding, changing diapers, and just holding your baby you will become exhausted! I’ve gotten to take a nap every day the last 2 weeks thanks to my MIL. Even if you just take a long, hot shower once your hubby/significant other gets home, it will make you feel so much better! Breastfeeding takes so much out of you which I wasn’t prepared for! It’s nice to have some time for yourself.

6.Sleepers and Gowns

I’m all about buying cute clothes and was so excited to dress up my baby boy but honestly, the first week or even the first few weeks that won’t happen. Like I said previously my MIL stayed with us and did everything around our apartment. She washed clothes, cooked, and cleaned. Right now my son has been wearing the same 5-10 sleepers and gowns nonstop, that’s with my MIL doing the laundry for us! They are the easiest to get on/off for diaper changes. FYI: I would buy the sleepers that have the feet closed in as well as the ones with built in mittens. That way you don’t have to worry about putting on socks or mittens. I wish I had bought more before he came home! These are my favorite sleepers, they are so soft!

7.Pacifier

    My baby has a love/hate relationship with his. Some days he will love having it and others he gets so mad when we try to give it to him! The hospital should give you some but have back ups just in case. My son loves this one way better than the hospital one.

8.Plenty of Diapers and Wipes

    You will go through so many of these it’s insane! You’ll change a wet diaper and 5 minutes later they will poop, so you’ll change it again. So far I’ve used huggies and like them!

9.Formula (if you plan on it)

    So, I’m breastfeeding and doing formula about 2-3 times a day. Honestly, I planned to exclusively breastfeed but it took a little longer for my milk to come in and I had a 10lb baby so he needed more! I couldn’t be happier that it worked out that way though. For me, pumping is NOT working so it’s nice that daddy can feed him with a bottle when I need a break because like I said breastfeeding is hard plus so demanding! My little guy wants to nurse every 30 min right now.

10.Shampoo and Lotion

    You can’t give baby a full on bath until their cord falls off but you can give them a sponge bath. This is the brand I use and it smells amazing. We typically give him a little bath before bed. The cord can take up to 21 days to fall off so I def recommend giving your baby a small sponge bath every few days.

11.Bed

    This is the bed we use for our baby boy. Not only does it rock a little but plays music which I think helps our little guy fall asleep easier. It’s shaped so there is no way for your baby to roll over. They will sleep on their back the whole night and they are elevated just a tad. Right now it’s on sale for $60. Definitely a good investment!

 

Hope this post helps! Feel free to leave me a comment, email me, or DM me with any other questions you might have.

November 7, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide: For Her

1. Cozy Throw

I have always been a cold natured person (besides during pregnancy lol) so when I’m laying around my home I’m always bundled up in a blanket! This one is so soft and I love the poms. Not only do I use them for myself but I love having them as décor around our living room & bedroom. Can’t go wrong with this gift.

2. Plaid PJ’s 

One thing I wish I had more of is pj sets. I’ve always been one who threw on a oversized tshirt and went to bed! I feel like wearing a matching pj set to bed says you have it all together haha. I love this plaid one, especially for the holidays!

3. Coasters

This is such a simple but great gift! I love the two toned ones, such a cute look. I’m such a sucker for home décor. What women isn’t!?

4. Kendra Scott Necklace

This comes in so many colors and will literally go with any causal or dressy outfit! I have the black one and wear it almost every day sometimes.

5. Michael Kors Card Holder

I have this Rebecca Minkoff one and love it! Especially for someone who carries a smaller purse like a crossbody because your wallet won’t fit.

6. Kate Spade Travel Bag

I’m obsessed with big totes. Levi and I are constantly traveling to KY for family events or to visit friends so it’s nice to have weekend bags like this. These are so roomy and great for a weekend getaway. I love this striped one!

7. Blanket Scarf

These have been such a huge trends for the last few years, especially plaid ones. You can wear these so many different ways so it’s a great piece to have in your closet.

8. Cozy Socks

Like I said previously, I’m a cold nature person so I love cozy socks like these! Plus the cheetah print is so cute.

9. Ring

This ring is so so popular! I’ve seen so many people with it and they all love it.

10. Bose Speaker

I don’t know about you but when I’m getting ready or cleaning the house I love listening to music. This one is so sleek!

11. Picture Frame

Who doesn’t love having a million photos around their home!? I swear I would have frames filling every wall if Levi would let me! Perfect for reliving memories. I love the gold and marble one above.

12. Watch

Levi and I both have watches from this brand and love them! I love this silver one, it will go with everything. They are such good quality and a good price!

13. Tassel Earrings

These are perfect for any season and the tassel look is so big right now!

enjoy.

xoxo

November 2, 2017

Birth Story 

Hello I’m Asher Outfit (get 10% off with code: BETH2017) 

I cannot believe I’m finally writing my birthing story! My pregnancy seemed forever long and now it doesn’t feel real that it’s over. It feels amazing to have my body back. I already feel back to my old self! So now for the story!

Friday 10-27-17

Another day of being miserable and huge. Levi called me that day and asked if I wanted to go to a Halloween party that night. Honestly, I wasn’t feeling up to it but my mom told me that I needed to get out and do stuff while I still could! So I sucked it up, googled easy Halloween costumes and got ready! We didn’t get back in that night until sometime around 1am. I was up all night, literally waking up every 30 min to an hour either to pee or sit up because baby boy was in my ribs. I just remember thinking “I’m never going to have this baby”. The last time I woke up it was 4 something and the next thing I knew, my water broke!

Saturday 10-28-17

My water broke around 5:30 Saturday morning. I’m not kidding ya’ll, it was like something off of a movie. I had always heard your water breaking was like peeing on yourself a little, well for me it was the complete opposite. I couldn’t believe your body held that much water! I immediately ran to the bathroom, yelled at Levi to wake up, and called our parents (who live in KY and had to drive 5 hours to get to us). I always told myself I would take my time after my water broke and slowly head to the hospital. Well, I had just lost so much water and was a nervous wreck about the whole thing I wanted to get to the hospital ASAP. Levi and I made sure all of our things were packed, cleaned the apartment a bit, then headed to the hospital.

Even though my water broke, I wasn’t feeling any contractions. I felt completely normal. I was honestly in shock and couldn’t believe it was actually happening. Once we got to the hospital we checked in and got settled into a room which was around 7am. The nurses checked me pretty quickly and I was only dilated to 2 cm which was super disappointing. At this point, they did an IV to hook me up to fluids and start Pitocin. As soon as they started the Pitocin my contractions started in. They quickly got stronger but stayed inconsistent! Every time they would come in to see me, they upped my Pitocin. They were getting extremely painful and mine were all in my back. I never felt one contraction in my stomach. Around 2pm, I went ahead and asked for my epidural. Not going to lie, it hurt pretty bad but the relief was amazing. About 30 min after the epidural, they checked me again and I was only 3cm.

Honestly, the whole day was a blur. I was on so much medication that I was in and out of it. When I was awake, mine and Levi’s family said I was mumbling and wasn’t making any sense lol. At one point, my epidural started to wear off in my left butt cheek, haha, so the doctor came in and gave me some stronger medication which really made me loopy! The doctor didn’t come back in again until 10:30, she checked me again and I was still stuck at 3cm. After so much Pitocin, she recommended a cesction because she didn’t think he was ever going to drop completely. I took a deep breath and just told myself it was all in God’s hands and that I did everything I could to have a vaginal birth.

To my surprise, she said they would come up to get me in 30-45 minutes and take me to the operating room. I was fighting back tears but luckily my mother and sister both had csections in the past so they were giving me all the info! I was soo tired from laboring all day and the meds, that I just about fell asleep on the way down to the operating room and while they were prepping me. I’m not going to lie, the csection was no fun! It was a lot of tugging and pressure which I hated. I was burning up the whole time but shaking to death. At one point, all the gas in my belly rushed up to my neck and shoulders and I was in SO much pain. I remember looking at Levi and saying “We are never having any more kids”. I changed my mind quickly after seeing my little guy for the first time!

Recovery was rough for the first hour but Levi stayed by both mine and Asher’s side the whole time! Once they laid Asher on my check, all the pain and discomfort went away. I was so in love. Levi and I got to do what our hospital called the golden hour which is basically just parent and baby time! Levi and I both got to do skin to skin contact with our baby boy then I got to breastfeed.

Oh, by the way Asher weighed a whopping 10 pounds 1 oz. The doctors were in shock that I carried such a big baby and so was I. I knew he was going to be a chunk but wasn’t expecting that! Now we are home and both doing great. Recovering from a csection hasn’t been near as bad as I thought it was going to be. I have a great support system and not sure I could make it through without them.

 

enjoy!

 

October 26, 2017

Top Trends For Fall

sweaters (L to R): 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8

basic tops (L to R): 1 // 2 // 3 // 4

accessories: scarf // booties // cape // earrings // bag // OTK boots

Happy Thursday!

Today I wanted share some great fall trends that I’ve been loving lately! You can never go wrong with chunky/cozy sweaters! With my bump, these easily fit by sizing up to a large in most. If you are going to be pregnant in the fall/winter months, I highly suggest stocking up on sweaters. You can dress them down or up and be super comfortable. One thing I can’t live without is good basics. Like sweaters, these are easily dressed down or up. I love adding a fun vest or cardigan with a basic long sleeve. I’ve always been a sucker for good fall accessories! I have the leopard cape and I’m obsessed. The best part about it is that you can wear it two ways, it’s reversible!

enjoy,

xoxo

October 24, 2017

Basic Tee


c/o: green tee // jacket // jeans // booties // earrings // bag // watch

This basic long sleeve is a must have this fall! It comes in so many colors and is extremely comfy. I’m wearing a small and it fits my bump perfectly.  Its a great top to throw a jacket or cardigan over as well. My motto jacket is from last year but it’s still in stock in a couple of sizes, I’m wearing a small! After taking these photos, I couldn’t believe how big my bump looks. My mouth dropped and I just looked at Levi and started laughing lol. I’ll be 40 weeks tomorrow and I’m hoping baby boy makes his arrival soon,

enjoy,

xoxo

October 19, 2017

Final Pregnancy Thoughts


his tee // my tee

Baby M could make his arrival any day now! I’m officially in my last week of pregnancy. With that being said I wanted to do a final pregnancy thoughts blog post answering any questions I’ve gotten lately, sharing how I’m feeling right now, and much more! If I don’t answer your question or if you just have a comment, please comment below! I’d love to hear from you.

What are you most nervous or excited for?

I’m most nervous about LABOR. Seriously, there have been some nights I wake up in the middle of the night and think “holy shit, I really have to do this”. So many people have tried to calm my nerves by saying “you’ll forget about the pain once you meet your baby”. I totally believe that’s the case but right now it doesn’t help lol. I DO NOT deal well with pain. My family have even said they would pay good money to be in the room with me, they know how big of a baby I am. For some reason I’m also super nervous about what he is going to look like. I know that’s silly lol but I can’t help it!

I think I’m most excited to meet him and just have my body back honestly. I can’t wait to feel like a normal person again!

Things I wish I would have known.

Right around 30 weeks I got an awful pregnancy rash all over my belly which apparently is very normal. Once that finally settled, my skin itched for the rest of my pregnancy. Like ya’ll, itched to the point to where I would wake up scratching and bleeding in some places. I do know that itching is a sign that stretch marks are coming soon but that wasn’t the case for me. I itched EVERYWHERE, from my stomach to my wrists. It sucked.

Stock up on panty liners. This is probably TMI but you will be so shocked to how much your body changes down there and in what ways. I wasn’t expecting it honestly.

Towards the end, you feel like you are going to pee on yourself 24/7. Especially when your baby drops. Every single time I walk anywhere whether it be the mall or to the mailbox, I’m scared I’m going to pee on myself haha!

For such a long time I refused to buy maternity jeans. I guess I was in denial that my body was changing so much! This was so stupid. They are amazing and I would recommend buying them ASAP. They make life so much easier.

I wish I would have bought more comfy tanks to wear! Even for you fall/winter mamas, you can add a cardigan with them.

Being pregnant isn’t as fun and great as everyone makes it sound. Okay, this sounds kind of awful but it’s true. I believe there are people who love pregnancy or hate it, no in-between. Honestly, I hated it. I felt so miserable basically the whole time. Don’t get me wrong, pregnancy is an amazing and wonderful thing but it is not fun. The only thing I’ll miss about being pregnant is feeling him move inside of me and knowing he is safe in there.

Around the third trimester, Levi and I marked on a wall where my belly button was. A friend of mine who is a nurse recommended this! That way you can tell when the baby starts to drop.

Buy compression socks! Probably the last two months, my feet have stayed swollen. Especially if you plan to work until the very end, you’ll need these and they work great!

Every woman is different! I literally have asked a million of my mommy friends if so & so was normal or if this happened to them. It’s comforting hearing their answers but you will not have the same experiences as ANYONE else, remember that.

If you are looking for an app to use throughout your pregnancy, download The Bump. It has lots of stories, columns, and a place to store all your bump photos! I loved using this.

The last month or so I’ve felt pretty miserable. Just tired, swollen, and run down. Even if you feel crappy, still go out and do stuff. Have a few dinner dates with your man or a fun shopping day with friends. Once baby is here you won’t get many of those for awhile.

Mamas in your first trimester, don’t be surprised when you get terrible acne like everywhere. I had the worst back acne (gross I know) and was devastated. I thought it would never go away. Right around the start of my second trimester, it went away thank goodness! As far as my face, it didn’t change much. I do my full skincare routine (wash, exfoliate, serum, etc.) 2 times a day at least, sometimes 3.

For weeks I tried everything google said would help induce labor naturally. I ate every food, drank every drink, walked, did squats, got a pedicure, etc. You name it, I did it! NONE of it worked.

What Should You Bring To The Hospital?

Even though I haven’t actually went into labor yet, I’ve spent many nights at the hospital, unfortunately. Bring your own pillows or if you forget them, ask for like 5 just for you! Bring a mini fan, I loved having this. If you are someone who gets cold at night then bring a comfy blanket of your own. Have someone bring you shower shoes because laying in that hospital bed makes you feel gross and you’ll want to shower ASAP especially if you are staying for awhile. As for what to bring in your bag when you go into labor, I plan to do a full blog post on what I’m bringing soon!

If people offer to help you, let them!

So this was extremely hard for me. I hated people thinking I wasn’t capable of doing things on my own but really that’s not the case. They just want to help. Trust me, towards the end of your pregnancy you’ll want all the help you can get. Levi always has to help me get up off the couch or bed when I need to go pee. Earlier in my pregnancy I probably would have snapped at him for being too nice haha. I’m a dental hygienist so I have to stay clear of the xray machines and it was very hard for me to ask my co-workers for help or accept it. They will think no different of you! At first I felt like people looked at me like I was crippled but I got over it eventually.

Take lots and lots of photos. 

I had no problem with this because I’m a blogger and I’m constantly taking photos. My mom always tells me how she wishes so bad she would have taken more photos of her belly. Whether you take mirror photos or have someone take them of you, do it! You’ll be so happy you have them. I look back at the first trimester pictures of mine and laugh because I thought I was huge then haha!

Are you planning on breastfeeding?

Yes! It’s funny because my entire life, or atleast the part of it where I’ve thought about having children, I’ve always said I wouldn’t breastfeed. Like I’ve always been 100% against it which was honestly for selfish reasons. Halfway through my pregnancy, I completely changed my mind and decided I wanted to do it! I’ve bought a pump so if I have trouble with him latching or anything then I can atleast do that. I only plan on breastfeeding while on maternity leave though. One of the biggest things I love about the hospital we are delivering at is that immediately after birth, they’ll have me breastfeed and then have Levi bottlefeed. That way the baby knows there more than just once source of food.

Favorite place to buy maternity clothes?

ASOS and Pink Blush.

How did you deal with weight gain during your pregnancy?

I didn’t pay much attention to the scale or weight gain basically my whole pregnancy UNTIL the last couple of months. When I first found out I was expecting I weighed 115lbs, during my first trimester I lost ALOT of weight because I was so so sick. My weight didn’t bother me until I hit the 140s. Just seeing that number terrified me because I’ve never dealt with weight issues before. Yes, I know I’m growing a baby so weight gain is to be expected but still, seeing your body change isn’t always fun. I worked out on and off my entire pregnancy so I think that helped my body stay somewhat toned. Do lots of squats, lunges, walking, and stair stepper. Also, I think sticking to a workout plan during your pregnancy will help you get back into the routine of it after pregnancy. I plan on starting a workout plan as soon as I can once baby boy is here. I’m determined to get my old body back and actually look even better. Now that I’m just days away from my due date my body has started to swell, everywhere. I made a two picture collage of my face from the beginning of pregnancy to now the other night and almost had a meltdown. My face is super full/chubby right now and it’s killing me lol. You just have to remember that it will all be worth it when your baby gets here! I had my 39 week OB check up yesterday and weighed in at 154lbs.

As far as diet, I’m the worst person to get advice from lol. I basically ate anything I wanted, when I wanted it (no shame). Besides the 3-4 week period where I was on a strict diabetic diet which was extremely hard for me. I cried about it like every day. I always try to make sure I’m getting some type of fruits and veggies in 1-2 of my meals a day though. The last couple of weeks I’ve been eating hard boiled eggs so I can get a lot of protein to help with stamina during labor (this was recommended by my chiropractor).

Have you gotten any stretch marks?

Yes but luckily not very many! As soon as I found out I was pregnant I bought this tummy butter and I really do believe that it helped. I focused the lotion on my belly and towards the end of my second trimester I started putting it everywhere! It’s so weird, I’ve only gotten stretch marks on the left side of my body. Has this happened to anyone else!? I had like two tiny stretch marks on the side of my waist and then several on my inner thigh. It was very disappointing getting my first one but I just keep telling myself it could be worse! I started showing like very early into my pregnancy which I think helped my stretch marks not be so bad. I’ve progressively gained weight throughout my entire pregnancy. A lot of women I’ve talked to said they developed their stretch marks the last few weeks of pregnancy because they gained a bunch of weight towards the end! Right now I’m only gaining 1-3lbs per week.

 

 

enjoy,

xoxo

 

 

 

October 17, 2017

Plaid Top


top version or dress version // maternity jeans // c/o: tote // booties // sunnies // earrings

Happy Tuesday ya’ll!

This white and black plaid top is such a great piece to have in your closet for fall. I love that they have a top version and dress version of this! I’m actually wearing a XS in the dress version to help cover my bump, haha! Since my OB changed my due date, I’m officially 39 weeks tomorrow. Levi and I are meeting with him to talk about whats next which I hope means he has plans to induce me like NOW. This baby is huge (measuring 9lbs 2 weeks ago) and it’s making it hard to do anything really. Thank goodness I went on maternity leave a couple weeks early.

If you follow along on Instagram then you know I’ve been trying to give you baby updates when I find out anything new. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll get some good news to when baby boy will be here!

xoxo