Friday, February 21, 2014

A must read for every prego (or even if you're not)

Since becoming a Mom, the importance of nutrition just keeps climbing higher and higher on my list of parental priorities. It's kind of funny, because most Mom's become more laid back with each additional kid they have, but I am the total opposite. With each kid I get more and more uptight. It doesn't really help that the older I get the more of a control freak I get, but we can just save that topic for another day :)

When I was pregnant with Gracen I really did not pay attention at all to my eating. I was more focused on surviving the pregnancy (yes I know I'm dramatic). Granted I had a very difficult pregnancy with her including low fluids, a breach baby and bed rest, but still I thought as long as I took my vitamins everyday I was good to go. With Hadley I had started cooking from scratch more, and since I was feeding a toddler, meal time in our house had drastically changed - for the better. However I still didn't place as much emphasis on nutrition as I probably should have.

Fast forward 4 and half years (holy cow how has it been 4 and a half years?!) And this time around with a million mommy blogs, food blogs, and Google in general at my fingertips, I feel like I'm much more informed than I ever was. I would call myself half a hippie. With so much information on the ol interwebs, I feel like I'm making better decisions every day - like growing my own food in a garden not only to save money, but so I'm 100% sure what goes on it. Not to mention my obsession with coconut oil (especially while prego - amazing moisturizer for my ever expanding bump, naturally helping protect against stretch marks!). Seriously it's a miracle. It's my windex! (My Big Fat Greek Wedding anyone?) Got a problem? Get the coconut oil. My other recent obsessions include apple cider vinegar (with the Mother) and organic gelatin. Amazing. Let me know if you're interested I would love to bombard you with information :)

Organic ACV found here

Organic Gelatin found here

But anyways, on to the must read! I found this book through one of the blogs I read, and immediately put it on the top of my list in my Kindle. It TOTALLY BLEW MY MIND. Basically you can forget everything you ever thought you knew about food. The science behind food is FASCINATING. I seriously read this in one sitting. I have just about every other page bookmarked, it has that much incredible information. This book totally changed a lot of my views on food. Not just because it's "bad for you" or it's the latest "food fad" but because it proves exactly how your body uses food, how we're educated about food, and the saddest part - how backwards the US is regarding food and nutrition.
Read a preview on Amazon here

It's geared towards pregnant women, but there is a TON of info that's beneficial just in general for women. Let me know if you read it - I'd love to hear your thoughts!!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

20 Week Update and a PSA

Officially hit the half way mark today! While I do feel like this first half has gone by really quickly, really only the last 6 have gone by fast. The first 14 were awful with morning (all day) sickness. The next 20 weeks seems like an eternity, so I’m hoping they go by just as quickly. The girls ask at least once a day if it’s time for the baby to come out yet Oh, and everyone who told me i looked small at 16 weeks, go ahead and tell me again, because I have definitely "popped". Mama is starting to feel like a whale.


I’ve been feeling much better nausea wise, but I still get terrible headaches and am just overall exhausted. Every morning is a battle to get out of bed. Honestly I’m not entirely sure how I’ve already had 2 babies (and technically this is my 5th pregnancy). Insomnia has also hit, but only in spurts. I usually head to bed around 9 at the latest, but it takes me good hour or two to actually fall asleep. The past few weeks I’ve been waking up around 2 am, and am up until about 5. Guess I’ll be fully prepared for those sleepless nights ahead! Although it’s a lot more bearable with an actual baby!

And just in case you’re a hermit and didn’t see on FB or Insta we’ll be welcoming one more princess into the world! A lot of people asked if we were disappointed, and while I understand where they’re coming from, all we wanted was a healthy baby! And really I think the Mr. is glad I won’t go crazy buying all new boy stuff ;)

I will tell you however it’s incredibly difficult to name a 3rd girl. We’ve barely begun the name discussion, but already it’s proving to be hard. The Mr. and I have very different taste in names, and it was hard enough to name 2 already. So any suggestions please send them my way, otherwise this baby could be born and still not have a name. I guess it’s a good thing I still have 5 months to go!

One more last little tidbit, and PSA on behalf of all prego women really (or most of them). DO NOT TOUCH A PREGNANT WOMAN’S STOMACH. I know that some women are ok with it, but I am definitely NOT. It is not ok. And honestly my gut reflex is to punch you in the nose, and no I won’t apologize. If you’d like to ask permission, go ahead, but the answer will always be no. And most of the mommy to be’s I have asked all say the same thing – DO NOT TOUCH THE BUMP. Thanks J

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Valentine's Day Special!

We just added some adorable new onesies and pink headbands to our etsy shop, perfect for Valentine's Day!! We're also running a special on our shipping, so head on over and check it out :)

I'm not going to lie, the pink glitter one is my fav!! But they're all perfect for a little princess!

I love monograms, and I also love glitter if you couldn't tell! And the paint splatter onesie is definitely one of my new favs!