Monday, June 18, 2018

Bumpdate Week 18

It has been a long while since I last blogged! It has been kind of refreshing actually. Major props to the full time bloggers who balance this world with children, other jobs, and spouses. It's really tough to stay consistent and they're killing it. You guys rock!

I've been documenting my pregnancy in my phone so far, but felt like I should make a strong effort to update here too, so that I can go back and always remember these sweet memories. 

Life is so precious and I feel so fortunate to be chosen to be this sweet baby's mommy.

Week 18

Due Date: November 18th
How far along: 18 weeks
Size of baby: 5.5 inches long and weighs about 6.5 oz!
Total weight gain: 1 pound
Maternity clothes: No maternity clothing purchases yet. Mostly sticking to light dresses and stretchy shorts. I do see some new purchases in the near future though.
Stretch marks: None! I've been using Bio Oil pretty religiously every morning and every night to prevent them.
Sleep: My sleep hasn't been my most comfortable! I typically wake up in the middle of the night with a backache and have to switch sides. I'm naturally a back sleeper, so it's been difficult to get used to sleeping another way.
Best moment of the week: I've felt several sweet little kicks this week! It's nothing like I've ever felt before, so I'm sure that it was! Surreal!
Miss anything: After a long/hot walk with a friend yesterday, a really cold beer sounded amaaaaazing.
Movement: Several little kicks this week! So crazy!
Food cravings: I'm really into milk, water, and cereal right now!
Anything making you queasy or sick: I've been so lucky with no sickness so far. Certain foods will randomly turn me off but nothing consistent. 
Have you started to show yet: Yep! Although I feel like I'm on the smaller side of people who are in the same position as I am. The doctor isn't concerned, so I guess I shouldn't be either. :)
Gender: We found out that Baby Allen is a.....BOY!
Labor signs: Nope. Fingers crossed that won't be for a long while.
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: On
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to:  Our babymoon to California next Friday! 
My hope is that I update on the blog every other week for you guys. Our next appointment will be after we come back from California, and I'm so excited because we'll be able to see him again! Till then! 


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

January Book Review {2018}

Hi Everyone! 

Something that I realized the other day is how much I base my own reading lists off of other bloggers' recommendations. Although keeping up with this blog has been difficult for me, one type of post that I want to continue to be consistent on, are book reviews. Because I love reading others opinions on the books that I read, I want to provide you all with the same valuable information. I read four books in January, all of which I highly recommend. 

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Black Friday 2017

Hi Friends! Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you fill all of your bellies with all of the turkey and stuffing, but also and reflect on what you are grateful for. I know that I'm grateful for my friends, family, and the opportunities that have been provided for me.

 After you spend your day gorging on delicious food with family, you're probably making a list of all the wonderful deals that Black Friday offers. If you're like me, you have a list of items and schedule of which stores open at which times in order to maximize your deal potential. I have some really great black Friday sales to share with you all, in the hopes of making your shopping day be pain and stress free.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Gift Guide for YOU!

I've seen so many gift guides with the upcoming holiday season, and they're all so good! Something that has been missing from the blog universe though, is a gift guide for yourself! 

Don't get me wrong, giving gifts is my absolute favorite thing ever. There's just something about putting a smile on someone's face, and gifting something that they wouldn't have otherwise bought themselves. However, we work hard and have to treat ourselves every once and a while too! If you're struggling coming up with ideas for yourself this Christmas, take a look at some of these must have options!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, friends! It has been a long while since I've done one of these.

Today I'm linking up with Erika, Narci and Andrea to share some of my favorites from the week! I have some great things to share today, so don't go away.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Summer Book Review {2017}

Happy Tuesday, all! 

It seems that I've slacked quite a bit on my reading goals over the summer. I read 50% fewer books that I usually do in a month...but was a magical, exciting and busy summer, so I'm 100% okay with that.

I have some really good ones to recommend in this (very lengthy) post though, so sit tight!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Las Vegas

Today was going to be my leap back into the blogging world, but I can't bring myself to post anything fun today. I can't stop thinking about those innocent lives lost in Las Vegas last night. Our world is so full of darkness right now. I encourage everyone to take a break from posting about sports and politics, and think about the things that matter most in this world. Hug your friends and family, and don't let a day go by without letting people know how much they mean to you. 

My heart is with each and every person affected by this horrible tragedy.