20 Week BUMPdate – Halfway Done!!

May 15, 2017

    Baby is the size of a banana! Bigger than an heirloom tomato and growing more every day! All that baby’s been up to this week: – Baby keeps straightening out to the point that it will now be measured “head-to-toe” instead of “crown-to-rump”. – Baby is gulping down several ounces of amniotic fluid each day to develop her breathing. – Baby weighs about 10.6oz this week. – Baby’s…

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19 Week BUMPdate – Beginnings of Heartburn?

May 9, 2017

    Baby is the size of a heirloom tomato! Bigger than an sweet potato and growing more every day! All that baby’s been up to this week: – The area of the brain that control each of the senses are currently developing. – Baby is developing the brown fat needed to help regulate her body temperature. – Baby is sprouting tiny little hairs from her tiny little head. –…

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Pregnancy After Infertility…How It Really Feels

May 7, 2017

    April 19th, 2010…the day that changed it all. The birth of my first child, Isabella. . If hindsight were 20/20, I would’ve cherished those precious first moments more than I did. I was freshly 19 years old and barely out of the womb myself. When I was holding my swaddled newborn, I had no idea that it would take me years to achieve another pregnancy and hold her…

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Healthy Mommy, Healthy Baby with UpSpring Prenatal+ Gummy Vitamins!

May 5, 2017

I’m picky about my prenatal vitamins. Like…REALLY picky. Too big? Too smelly? Too many negative side effects? I’m out. UpSpring Prenatal+ Gummy Vitamins meets all of the right criteria – no negative side effects, smells pleasant and since it’s a gummy, I don’t have to worry about swallowing a huge horse pill. Despite being plus-size, I’ve been blessed with a healthy pregnancy. I haven’t gained any weight and am actually down…

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11 Gender Reveal Ideas That Will Make You Go Awww!!

May 2, 2017

Gender reveal parties are all the rage these days. I had one of my own last month involving a question mark pinata, and I was quite thrilled to see pink confetti and tissue paper fall down on top of Bella and myself! Even though I already know what my little bundle of joy is going to be, I still enjoy looking through gender reveal ideas on Pinterest and Instagram all…

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18 Week BUMPdate – Round Ligament Pain…Yay!

May 1, 2017

    Baby is the size of a sweet potato! Bigger than an pomegranate and growing more every day! All that baby’s been up to this week: – The bones in baby’s ears are developing along with nerve endings in the brain, helping her build a sense of hearing. – Baby is soon-to-be developing a coating of myelin on her nerves, a substance that helps the brain communicate with the…

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17 Week BUMPdate – Cloth Diaper Shopping!

April 24, 2017

    Baby is the size of a pomegranate! Bigger than an avocado and growing more every day! All that baby’s been up to this week: – Baby’s skeleton is currently made up of cartilage, but it is turning to bone. – The umbilical cord is growing stronger in order to better support baby. – Baby’s finger and toenails are coming in. – Baby weighs about 4.9oz this week! –…

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Maternity Safe Nail Polish? Sign Me Up! – Knocked Up Nails Review

April 22, 2017

One thing that I’m especially loving about my changing body is how fast my nails grow. Thanks hormones and prenatals! Since they’re growing at a lovely pace, I like to keep them painted and pretty. However, I wanted something that was safe for pregnancy as traditional polishes are notorious for heavy fumes and nasty chemicals. One alternative is Knocked Up Nails…

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Ecocentric Mom Subscription Box Review – April 2017

April 21, 2017

I love subscription boxes, especially those designed specifically with moms in mind. When I heard about Ecocentric Mom and how they curate their boxes to help moms achieve healthier lifestyles, I HAD to try it out, and it surely did not disappoint! I received a complimentary April 2017 box from Ecocentric Mom, and I was thoroughly impressed with not only the quantity of goodies I received, but also the QUALITY! I noticed a few brands that I was familiar with, as well as some I never heard of but was excited to discover.

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16 Week BUMPdate – Baby Shopping Like Crazy!

April 17, 2017

    Baby is the size of a avocado! Bigger than a apple and growing more every day! All that baby’s been up to this week: – Baby’s sense of hearing continues to get better and better every day. – Baby weighs about 3.5oz this week. – Baby’s sense of sight, sound, smell and touch are all coming in. – Lanugo, baby’s temporary hair, now covers most of her body….

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15 Week BUMPdate – Gender Reveal!!!

April 10, 2017

    Baby is the size of a apple! Bigger than a lemon and growing more every day! All that baby’s been up to this week: – Baby’s legs are finally longer than it’s arms. – Baby continues to build strength in all of her muscles, including her neck, to help support her head. – The main development of baby’s external genitalia, whether male or female, is now complete. –…

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14 Week BUMPdate – Hello Second Trimester!

April 3, 2017

    Baby is the size of a lemon! Bigger than a peach and growing more every day! All that baby’s been up to this week: – Baby’s kidneys are producing urine. – Baby is using all of the protein I’m getting to help him build strong muscles. – Baby can now bend his knees and elbows, giving him a greater range of motion. – Baby’s liver and pancreas have…

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