What’s in our baby’s hospital bag?

Hi guys! A lot has happened since I last blogged. I haven’t really been feeling the best and since I’m high risk for preterm labor I’ve been trying to take it easy.

The real hard part of pregnancy officially started for me at about 29 weeks. I’ve been in and out of the hospital for severe pain, to stop the contractions, and basically because I lost the ability to walk at about 33 weeks.

Aside from the fact that Im still having trouble walking, still experiencing extreme lower back pain, and contractions every night I’m starting to feel a little better. Not to mention I’m finally 34 weeks which according to my doctor if I happen to actually go into labor right now it would be ok. Baby is growing well and measuring great, so the scare of preterm labor has almost subsided.

Anyway, my husband and I filmed this video of what we’ll be taking to the hospital with us for our baby!!! Thought I’d share it here with you. We tried to keep it minimal as most things will be provided for baby at our hospital. 

So here’s what we’re taking:

What diaper bag: After constant thought and me being super picky, we finally settled on this shoulder bag/backpack diaper bag by JJ Cole. We purchased it at buy buy baby for a rather small amount because it was on sale at the time. Link: https://m.buybuybaby.com/m/product/jj-cole-reg-backpack-diaper-bag-in-black-tri-stitch/1060164957?skuId=60164957&mcid=PS_googlepla_nonbrand_activity_&adpos=1o6&creative=87521921100&device=m&matchtype=&network=g&product_id=60164957&gclid=CjwKEAjw2qzHBRChloWxgoXDpyASJAB01Io0mjq3lNULv1j99xjH-UQBnJuuuqEc9uclWZQpC1thkhoCZFLw_wcB

Pacifer: we chose to bring one pacifier because we did get it for free in our registry gift bag. Despite the fact our other daughter never was a pacifier fan we thought we’d have it just in case baby girl #2 is.

Clothing: we decided to keep it as minimal as possible only bringing what we absolutely think we’ll need. We brought 3 sleepers with feet and mitten fold overs. 3 under shirt onesies (just plain white), and our going home outfit. 

Accessories: we brought 3 pairs of socks, 3 baby hats, 3 pairs of mittens.

Blankets: We kept the blankets at a minimum since she will be a spring baby and in Arizona spring is basically summer. We decided on 2 receiving blankets and one big fluffy soft blanket.

Extras: since most of everything will be provided for baby we didn’t pack too many other things. We did however pack 6 diapers, a small travel sized package of wipes, and a burp cloth. 

Anyway hope you guys enjoyed this post! Hopefully it was helpful!




24 Weeks 

Hi guys!

Been a while since I last blogged. I’m going to blame it on the fact that I’ve reached the part in my pregnancy where I’m feeling way too uncomfortable to do really do much of anything. Also inspiration is lacking a bit. 

Can you guys believe it? I’m 24 weeks today. It’s a little over the have way mark and I can not wait to meet our newest little addition. I’m stressing over the fact that I really don’t have much ready yet, because I felt as though we could wait because we “have time” but holy geeze time is flying by. 

I have a doctors appointment on Wednesday. I always get to stressed out over doctors appointments, I don’t know why. But it’s terrifying and nerve wracking to me. Been that way since I was little, so every time I have an appointment I make sure it’s on a day my husband can come along, because god knows if I went alone I’d lose it completely. But that usually means a night or two of not sleeping because I’ll be worrying about the appointment. I wish I had a way to cope with that. My first pregnancy I was far too sick to be worried about the doctors visit. So who knows. I’m super anxiety prone to all things doctors. If anyone has any advice to help curve that, please share id love some advice.

On another note, I’ve had quite a bit of down time, so I’ve been reading a lot. Rereading some of my favorites. Like the catcher in the rye. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve revisited that book. But I could use some new reading material. So If you like any book, let me know. I’m open to all genres!



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These past few months have been quite a few interesting ones for the history books. 

These past two days, we’ve seen so many changes, so many people uniting, so many people fighting peacefully for all the right things. 

I attended the women’s march in my city this morning and it was one moment in my life that I’ll never forget. It was so amazing watching a crowd of millions come together and passionately fight for the basic needs of all those who’ve come before, those in the present, and all those in the future. I feel like it was more than just about “women” and more about all of use having the opportunity to come together to make sure we all are treated equally.

Let’s not let hate breed hate. Let’s remember what’s important, and never stop being inspired to fight for it.




Tiny faces

Hey guys!

I feel like it’s been a while since I’ve written a post and in reality I suppose it hasn’t been that long….

But today I thought I’d share with you some of the exciting things weve been up to! We had our ultrasound yesterday, we also found out the gender of baby #2! It was so incredible getting to see our little human. I literally cried.

The baby was in health, but just like every visit where o psych myself out I was a nervous wreck. They do want us to talk to the doctor on Friday because they saw something that could really be nothing but better safe than sorry. Although now I’ll be panicking about that because I wouldn’t be Des if I didn’t. 

Anyway, were filming our gender reveal and I’m definitely going to post it here if you guys would like to watch!! It’ll be up later tonight.




Stormy days…


It’s been a stormy last few days and usually I’d be living for it.

But for some reason it’s really gotten me down these last few days. I’ve tried everything to get myself going again and really trying to cheer up, but nothing has worked.

I love this weather which is why this is so puzzling to me. It’s just been really hard to try and find inspiration lately and that makes me sad.

Who knows. I’m writing up blog post ideas at the moment. But if there’s anything specific any of my readers want to read, please leave me a comment. I could really use the suggestions.



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The “perfect” bump…

21 weeks pregnant this week. And I have to admit watching my body change so drastically this time around is harder than I thought it would be.

During my first pregnancy I didn’t start showing at all until around 25 weeks, which I know might not seem like such a difference… but it’s weird. Knowing your body can grow and change is so… terrifying in the best way.

The way I try to stay positive about the weight gain and aches is I try to remember why it’s happening. There’s a healthy, growing little human in there. The little baby rarely lets me forget they’re in there. S/he spends most of its days kicking any chance it gets.

Today is weird day. I just had to share some of my feelings and thoughts somewhere.

Hope you all have a great day.



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We’re… Not official… yet

Hello there! Welcome to my blog. 

Now before we get cozy and carried away, this is not my first official blog post. Oh no! I have something fun planned for that one. But I simply couldn’t go to bed and leave this space empty. So we’ll call this the first but not first official date of when we started blogging.

If you haven’t gathered from the other snippets of about me’s sprinkled through out, I’m Des. I’m a mother to a cute little girl, expecting another cute baby sometime in may of this year, and a wife to probably the most handsome guy you’ll ever see (am I biased… no… not at all). Here you can find my ramblings of day to life as a mom and wife. Recipes. Beauty things(I am a licensed cosmetologist). And lifestyle things in general. 

Come take a look. Stay a while. 

– xo, D