Pregnancy Affirmations for the First Trimester

When you’ve traveled a long, trying road before seeing those two precious pink lines, your feelings towards pregnancy aren’t always positive. If you’ve experienced miscarriage, still birth or infertility, you know exactly what I’m talking about. There’s an unmatched fear throughout each of your trimesters that can eat away at your very being and preventing you from becoming one ... Read More

20 Week BUMPdate – Halfway Done!!

    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 ... Read More

19 Week BUMPdate – Beginnings of Heartburn?

    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 ... Read More

Pregnancy After Infertility…How It Really Feels

    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 ... Read More

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

This review was made possible by iConnect and UpSpring.  I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine. 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 ... Read More

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

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 the time. ... Read More

18 Week BUMPdate – Round Ligament Pain…Yay!

    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 ... Read More

17 Week BUMPdate – Cloth Diaper Shopping!

    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 ... Read More