health and beauty · motherhood

And then there were 5….?

So let’s be honest. It’s been a while since I last shared a post.

Baby number two came in may. She was a beautiful healthy little newborn. Now a beautiful and healthy little 11 month old.

My 4, almost 5 year old is growing like a weed and changing and becoming more and more of a mini adult every single day. Honestly, a 13 year old in the body of a 4 year old.

And me? Well I’ve been working. I got a job to help ends meet after I gave birth, and have since gotten a new job and the hours are killing me.

Also…. there’s something we’ve gotta talk about.

When I started my new job, I was feeling super tired for weeks. No other symptoms except the EXTREME fatigue. I attributed that to working more hours than usual and having to stay up late because our youngest is a night owl.

But then about a week ago. I woke up with this nauseous feelings and lower body pain. I put it off as nothing. But that whole day, nausea, chills, fever, and everything I usually would eat regularly tasted off. In the back of my head a little voice would pop in regularly to say “you’re pregnant. You have to be”.

The next day I felt the same if not worse and I knew it was time I made a run for the drug store. We went to the store, I picked up a test. Went home, went straight to the restroom. And took one that afternoon. And the next one the following evening. Within a few minutes. Boom. Two pink, string, lines appeared…..

And that’s how I found out well soon be a a family of 5!! Baby #3 will be making his/her arrival this year!

I’m so excited! We all are. We haven’t broken the news to our girls or our families yet, but my husband and I are over the moon!

I’m super excited to meet our newest addition. Maybe not so excited for the morning(all day) sickness and the aches and pains but definitely for having a new little human to join us!

health and beauty · lifestyle · motherhood

27.2 weeks/days


Getting to the third trimester was something I was kind of really scared of. To be honest I still am.

Considering my first pregnancy, and considering this pregnancy is unfolding much like the first, I have to say I’m nervous. You see my first pregnancy was hard through out, as was this one, especially having had a miscarriage right before finding out about this baby. Basically, I’ve nearly pregnant for a year??? With about a months break in between, so I’m excited to finally have a baby in my arms, which is why the last couple months are going to be exciting. But the physical side of pregnancy has always been a little too much for me.

Excuse my rambles. Typically if this pregnancy is anything like my very first, the last trimester is going to be a ton of bricks. Add a 3.5 year old to the mix, which is something I didn’t have last time, and we open up a new can of worms. I already am expieriencing the immense pelvic pain, the early Braxton hicks contractions, and the nausea. Let me tell you something walking with a baby sitting right on your hips 24/7 is really no easy feat. Also breathing! Can i just please get a little bit of air??? I’m not complaining though, being pregnant is a beautiful thing, a very physically, emotionally demanding thing, but beautiful nonetheless. 

I cant wait for our newest little girl to come join us. 

One thing I think I can wait for is the glucose test I have next week. That’s the worst part of it all. Last time I went with orange and that taste made me gag… maybe I’ll try fruit punch this time around, anyone else hated the glucose test? Or am I just a baby? 

My husband and I also have a tour of the hospital next week, that’s going to be fun I think. Also I’m in the midst of packing and getting our  hospital bags ready, would anyone want to see a post about that when I have it all sorted out?  I’ll probably do a post about it. 

Anyway, hope you all are having a great day! 

Xo

D

health and beauty · Helpful tips · lifestyle

I’m not a regular mom, I’m a cool mom with cool hair: 4 quick & easy hairstyles for moms in a time crunch!

I can’t be the only mom who literally hasn’t done their hair in quite some time. And by “done my hair” I mean really did my hair. Usually its just sitting there, growing, air drying, annoyingly getting all up in my face. And sometimes I end up tossing it into a not so cute top knot that just lays there…

before we get into the hairstyles: here are my go to products to put in my hair so it can at least sort of look put together.


The gloss really does make your hair look glossy and the dry shampoo… do I really need to explain? It’s a life saver.

So I thought I’d share with you guys my quick, go to hairstyles that always keep me from actually shaving my head or doing something drastic of the sort.

also forgive me for the video quality… iphone…. not the best. but here are 4 hairstyles for you to try out, they take less than 5 minutes and some of them actually are cuter than your average top knot!

hope you guys enoyed!

until next time!

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