• Reviews

    Glow Organics 9 – Relax + Natural Bath Soak Review

    Bath time feels like the only time I truly get alone to relax right now. Being pregnant is so much more exhausting than I thought it was going to be. And the truth is, everyone on Instagram is basically a liar about pregnancy.. sorry!! When I got my Bump Box in the mail a couple of weeks ago (read the full review here) it came with something I was really excited to try: Glow Organics 9 – Relax + Naturals Bath Soak – and hopefully it would up my bath-time experience! A lot of people tell you not to take too many baths when you’re pregnant – but I want…

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    Previse Marine Cleanser Face Wash Review

    For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been pretty adamant about my skin care. I wash my face, I moisturize, and I always make sure my skin is in good health. This started pretty young because I’ve always had eczema – which made me really hate my skin as a child. Throughout my pre-teen years and typical puberty stage, I never got any acne because I was always taking care of my skin. Even if I was just splashing it with warm water every day. (What helped my skin then, isn’t necessarily what’s helped it over the years. ) But since I’ve entered the second trimester of pregnancy,…

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    Rainbow Light 1st Trimester Prenatal Review

    Since I’ve been pregnant, I’ve been trying to take my health more seriously. I say this because I was semi-serious about my health before, but I’m not good at acting upon my own wishes. But even with my impossible cravings, I’ve been eating a little bit healthier. I’ve also been going to the doctor, taking care of my skin (even more), and of course, taking my prenatals. That brings me to Day Two of 12 Days of Mama Reviews! Today, I want to talk all about Rainbow Light 1st Trimester Prenatal Vitamins. Are Prenatal Vitamins Essential? Almost everyone will tell you that the first thing you should do when you…

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    Bump Boxes – 1st Monthly Subscription Box Review

    December 1st has come a big quicker than I would have imagined – but maybe I say that every year. I’ve been so busy planning for OH that I haven’t been marking down the days and suddenly, there’s only one month left of 2019. Crazy, isn’t it? My bump has appeared and arrived sooner than I expected it to, but I’m happy nonetheless. Pregnancy has made me think a lot about my body and how I am taking care of it. And that’s when I scrolled past an ad for this brand called Bump Boxes. Bump Boxes is a monthly subscription box curated for expecting mamas! Each month, a package…

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    What They Don’t Tell You About the 1st Trimester

    Ahh – the first day of the second trimester! It’s definitely come sooner for me than I expected it to. But I’ve gone through so much in these past twelve weeks – some expected, some unexpected – and I wanted to share with you some of the things they don’t really tell you about the 1st trimester of pregnancy. But don’t just take it from me, I also know a few mamas that wanted to share their stories as well! I don’t want to make you wait for the info..so let’s just jump into it: 1. You Should Really Know Your Blood Type… Not knowing my blood type made the…

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    My Week 10 Pregnancy Check In

    Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 10 weeks does not feel like a long time until you’re pregnant. Time is still breezing by pretty quickly – I mean 2019 is almost gone with a flash – but each day definitely feels longer until it’s gone. A lot has happened this week, actually, which is why it’s time for my week 10 pregnancy check in! The first thing I want to point out is that my immune system is weak. When I say weak, I really mean it’s not putting up a fight at all… it’s only supporting one person and that person is not me. Luckily, that means that OH (the nickname…

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    A Letter to the Child Inside Me

    Hello in there, I haven’t met you yet – I don’t even know your sex. I haven’t gotten to count your fingers and toes or snuggle you close to my chest. You don’t yet have a name or a nursery or a full head of hair. Even though you’re a teeny tiny cherry sized baby in my belly, I want you to know that I already love you so much. I’m not going to lie, when I found out that there was a child inside me, I was a bit scared. But each day since then I have been so excited to be your mom, and I will do whatever…

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    Week 6, Day Five: The Size of A Peppercorn

    Lat week I talked about Baby growing into the size of a sesame seed – Week 5, Day One: The Size of A Sesame Seed – but my little sunflower has graduated yet again..this time to the size of a Peppercorn! A few major things I’ve noticed this week: I haven’t experienced any form of morning sickness; i.e: vomiting. But I have been very nauseous every day. I can’t stand even the mere thought of sliced white bread. My body is definitely changing. My breasts are starting to be very sore and more full and my discharge has changed as well. I’ve read that this is normal! I am very…

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    Week 5, Day One: The Size of A Sesame Seed

    September 26th, 2019 I’m about five weeks along (5+1) today supposedly. Since I found out last week that I’m pregnant, so many things have happened. I told my mom, my brother, my boss, and made an appointment with an OB/GYN. Oh! And Baby is starting to grow, I’m the kind of person that likes to keep track of whatever is going on and learn as much about it as possible. So of course I would be downloading a pregnancy app to keep track of Baby’s growth and learn as much information as possible. Thankfully, I spoke with an OB over the phone and she confirmed my 5+1 app prediction (without…

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    So Basically, I Am A Human Incubator…

    “When I said I’d wanted to gain weight…this wasn’t really what I meant.” -me to other half September 19, 2019 Pregnancy tests are a weird concept. There I was in the tampon aisle at the grocery store – only this time – I wasn’t buying tampons. I’m not a person that gets embarrassed, but there’s something awkward about looking at pregnancy tests with five other people in the aisle. I’ve always told my friends that if they ever think they’re pregnant and are too scared to buy a test, I will go to the store for them. It’s always an offer I have on the table for them in me…