9 Week BUMPdate – I Live in the Bathroom Now

February 26, 2017

  Baby is the size of a green olive! Bigger than a wild strawberry and growing more every day! All that baby’s been up to this week: – Baby’s very rudimentary eyes have now developed. – Baby’s very first teeth buds are starting to come in. – Baby’s facial features are forming, making him/her look more and more human. – Baby’s external ear is developing, although it still needs to…


A Compilation of Everything I’m Already Craving…

February 23, 2017

I’m only 9 weeks along, and the cravings have been constant since approximately 6 weeks. Unfortunately, I’m craving things that either cannot be found here in New York City…or I have to jump through hoops to get. Luckily, I’ll be visiting family in Tennessee in April, so I get the yummy Southern food that Little Miracle is wanting! Chick fil A Chicken Biscuit This is one of those items that…


8 Week BUMPdate – Still Sleeping the Days Away…

February 18, 2017

Baby is the size of a wild strawberry! Bigger than a raspberry, but still quite tiny! All that baby’s been up to this week: – Baby’s hair follicles are forming. – Baby has gained about .04oz (1.1g) this week. – Baby is moving around like crazy in the womb, although it is still far too small for me to feel. – Baby’s eyelids are fusing shut to protect the eyes,…


7 Week BUMPdate – All I Do is Sleep

February 12, 2017

Baby is the size of a raspberry! Bigger than a sweet pea, but still quite tiny! All that baby’s been up to this week: – Baby’s stomach is now differentiating into individual components as the digestive system develops. – Baby’s rudimentary lungs are continuing to develop. – The areas that will become baby’s feet and hands are now visible. – The placenta is picking up more and more of the…


Keeping Stretchmarks at Bay with Belli Skin Care!

February 5, 2017

Disclosure: I received products in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. . Pregnancy is beautiful. Well…sort of… If you’re like me, your skin doesn’t want to cooperate during those nine months, whether it be acne, blemishes, dryness, or stretch marks. An updated skin care routine is important during the first trimester, where I tend to be more careful about what I apply to my skin. With…


6 Weeks BUMPdate! – Ultrasound, Morning Sickness, and Hamburger Cravings! Oh My!

February 3, 2017

. I finally know my official due date! I had a dating ultrasound today, and the sonographer confirmed that I am indeed 6 weeks pregnant (not nearly 9 like my LMP suggested) and that my due date is September 25th! Knowing my body, there’s a possibility for an October baby. I know I’ll want to slap myself for saying that when I reach the end of my pregnancy and wanting…


Even Miracles Take a Little Time! ANNOUNCEMENT!

January 14, 2017

After nearly eighteen months of trying to conceive, month after month of tears over negative tests, countless OPKs and fertility meds, and everything else under the infertility sun…we have an announcement to make… We’re FINALLY pregnant!!! I am due September 9th, 2017. OMG…I HAVE A DUE DATE!!! To say that I am over the moon excited is the understatement of the year. I’ve waited so long (albeit not exactly patiently),…


Operation Baby Bump: Cycle Three Results

December 10, 2015

It’s that time of month! Time to give you guys an update on my TTC efforts and if I actually got pregnant this cycle. I’m not going to draw this out. I’m not pregnant. I’m handling this a lot better than I did the previous cycle, even though our BD (learn about TTC lingo by clicking this link) timing was pretty precise. I started testing at 7dpo, but I began…


The Pros and Cons of Getting the Paragard IUD

July 10, 2015

So…you’re thinking of having a copper T-shaped coil shoved up into your uterus? Like with most things in life, it’s best to research your options and the pros and cons of those options. All birth control methods have a laundry list of potential positives, negatives and risks. While I haven’t personally experienced some of the con’s (or even the pro’s), I still decided to include them so you know what…


5 Important Reasons to NOT Be Induced

July 3, 2015

Pregnancy tends to go rather slowly, but the last month feels like 34 months. We get anxious to meet our little ones. We guess their hair color, eye color, skin complexion, weight, height, and if they’ll have all ten fingers and all ten toes. While there are definitely appropriate reasons to opt for an induction (such as gestational diabetes and preeclampsia), there are also plenty of reasons to choose not to.  1.)…