April 25, 2017

1st Trimester Must-Haves

Ahh the first trimester...it totally sucked! 2 weeks after I found out I was pregnant the morning sickness hit me HARD. I swear I was pretty much bedridden from February 14th-March 31st due to a complete loss of appetite and throwing up every possible thing I ate. Real beautiful, right?

However, there were a few things that made the 1st trimester a bit easier and I thought I'd share those with y'all today!
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1. Water, Water, and More Water
Hydration is so important as we all know, but especially during pregnancy. If you're struggled with hyperemesis gravidarum like I was, then you know how dangerous the risk of dehydration is during pregnancy. I tried to keep water by me at all times. Your body and your baby will appreciate it. Plus what's better than water in a super cute cup! I got this one for my birthday a few weeks ago and I am obsessed. Get your own here!
2. Pregnancy Apps
"What to Expect" and "Ovia Pregnancy" are my two favorites. I love being able to keep track of what baby h is up to this week. Especially when I don't get to hear their heartbeat/see them on ultrasound as much as I would like too. This week it says Baby H is the size of a navel orange and learning to grab.
3. Leggings
Does this need explaining? They're comfy and as your belly expands...well so do stretchy leggings!
4.Applesauce and Jello
These two foods were pretty much the only thing I could tolerate during the 1st trimester. Even know I eat applesauce for breakfast practically every day. 
Like I said,I was stuck in bed ALL day. The only thing that kept me entertained was Netflix. Gilmore Girls marathon, anyone?
6.The Magical Cocktail
B6/Unisom as strange as it sounds, really do help with morning sickness! I take it each night before bed and I definitely notice a difference on how I feel. Once I started taking it, food actually stayed down.Woohoo!
7. Gotta Moisturize
My skin got SO dry in the first trimester. This creamy body butter came in handy. I love the texture and it smells so nice. Definitely one of my favorite products, pregnant or not.
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That pretty much sums it up! If you're a momma/mom-to-be what are some of your essentials for the first trimester? Let me know in the comments!


April 19, 2017

Twenty in My Twenties

Last year on my twentieth birthday I started a list of twenty things I wanted to accomplish during my twenties. Easter Sunday was my 21st birthday, so I thought I'd finally share this list with y'all.
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1. Have all my babies
2. Travel to a new continent(or two)
3. Start my career
4. Learn to love my body
5. Find a sport I love
6. Get my degree
7. Visit Disney World
8.Take up Photography
9. Find my go-to potluck dish
10. Learn a language
11. Perfect winged liner
12. Build a house
13. Go on a zipline
14. Successfully do a handstand
15. Swim like a mermaid
16. Run a 5k, 1/2 marathon, and marathon
17. Have 10,000 in a savings account
18. Get certified in something cool
19. Go backpacking
20. Try cosplay
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I really haven't "completed" anything on this list. I've definitely started though. I mean goal #1 we're working on right now! Goal #4 I know I've definitely improved on in the last year. And I have multiple other plans in the future for the others. Let's see what I accomplish by this time next year.

 I hope y'all are doing awesome and I'll see ya in the next post.

April 11, 2017

13 Weeks Pregnant // Bump Update

Two baby posts in a row?! I know!
Now that I don't feel like an absolute mess I want to start doing bump updates! I think it'll be so awesome to track and then look back on in the future. I haven't been very good at tracking this pregnancy yet. It's still early though :) So here we go...
How far along? 13 weeks and 5 days
Total weight gain: I'm down 12 pounds from my starting weight. Still haven't gained back the weight I lost from morning sickness
Maternity clothes? Nope :)
Stretch marks? None yet. I really should start moisturizing to keep it that way
Sleep: I wake up in the middle of the night to pee every night now. Fun Fun
Best moment this week: Kinda last week, but we got to hear the heartbeat for the first time a week ago!
Miss anything? I wish I could eat whatever I want and not get sick. That'd be nice.
Movement: Not yet
Food cravings: Pizza, Spaghetti, basically anything tomatoey and cheesey
Anything making you queasy or sick: More of a constant nauseous throughout the day, but it isn't nearly as bad as it was earlier in this pregnancy
Gender: No idea yet, but we think it's a girl
Labor signs: definitely no
Symptoms: Basically just nauseous
Belly button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off?  On
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy :)
Looking forward to: starting the second trimester and getting a bump.