Thursday, May 29, 2014

34 Week Bumpdate

How Far Along: 34 Weeks 
Due Date: 7.7.14
Gender: BOY!
Names: Liam Mason 
 
Movement:  Liam seems to be getting more and more active as the weeks pass. I have started to feel him squirming around in there while at work and more while at home.


Size: Cantaloupe
 
Weight Gain: I have gained about 8lbs on my pre-pregnancy weight.

Maternity Clothes: I have been in maternity pants for awhile now, basically since the start of  2nd trimester. I need to find some nice maternity shorts and a few more tank tops....
 
Symptoms:  I am experiencing hip pain while sleeping, having to get up at least twice during the middle of the night to use the bathroom... My arms "falling asleep" aka numb while sleeping.

Cravings: Nothing 
Sleep: It is taking me a little longer to fall back to sleep after I get up in the middle of the night for a bathroom visit.  I also am finding that I want to sleep in more and more in the morning. I have also been going out to sleep on the couch in the middle of the night.
 
Stretch Marks: Already had them 
 
My Overall Health: Besides getting tired more easily I feel fine. I started my "NEW" work schedule this week. Which for the most part is working 9 - 5:30.

What I miss: Sleeping like the dead and not having to get up in the middle of the night several times to visit the bathroom.  Tying my own shoes from a standing position.

Wedding Rings On or Off?:  On and loose.

Belly Button: In

 Best Moment:  

The Baby Shower.
Dan and I want to thank everyone who made the baby shower possible and for everything we received from the bottoms of our hearts.
Baby Bump Cake (Made by Amanda Anderson. Check out her Blog and other cakes she has done HERE)

  
We also got to tour The Birthing Center and Mother/Child Ward at Fletcher Allen Health Care.  This allowed us to have some of our questions answered and to get the lay of the land so we know where we will be going when Liam decides to arrive.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Influenster #GoVoxBox

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions are 100% my/our own.
So I got a little excited when I received this Vox Box package and forgot to take pictures. I found all the products that I received. So I compiled a collage of these items from pictures online.



PROFOOT Triad Orthoic: I have been using these babies in my sneakers for about a week now. They
 have relieved some of the pressure and tiredness in my feet. I am not sure that I would have gone out and bought these on my own accord but I will use them now that I have them. $10.49

PROFOOT Pedi-Rock: I absolutely LOVE this product! I am the type of girl that would rather walk around bare foot outside and as we all know this creates callused and rough feet. This is the best pedi product I have tried so far! It has been smoothing out my calluses over the past week. $8.99

Jaxx Shaker Cup: This is a GREAT cup to mix up protein shakes.

 Fit N' Full Shakes:  I have tried many protein shakes of various brands in the past. Besides the smell of the Whey Protein I found these shakes tasted and edible unlike other brands I have tried in the past. I think the Jaxx Cup was an integrable part in the mixing of the shakes and making them edible.

Playtex Sport Fresh Balance: If you have been following the blog for the past 7 or so months, you will know that I haven't had a need for these. I have used Playtex brand tampons in the past and have been satisfied with them. $3.99 - $4.99

Blue Diamond Fruit Flavored Almonds: Dan had these for a snack. Here is his opinion of them:
They are super tasty, and that is saying a lot because I normally think almonds are not that good. The blueberry flavor was very,very good and tasted just like blueberry's.
$3.19 (4oz Bag)

Muller Yogurt: I have not yet redeemed the coupon to try this product yet. $1.29

Aqua Spa Bath Soak: Unfortunatly I haven't been able to try this product because we do not have a bathtub :( . $9.99




Tuesday, May 20, 2014

MIRA Digital Scale Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. All opinions are 100% my own. 

Dan and I cook a lot (Our should I say Dan cooks a lot and I assist) but anyways we often use a digital scale when we are baking and/or canning. When the MIRA Touch Professional Digital Scale came up for review on Tomonson.com I jumped at the chance to review this product. The scale has an EXTRA large LCD size for easy reading. I will show you the difference by showing you or previously bought digital scale and the MIRA scale. The only problem (which is only a problem for posting pictures of the product) is the MIRA's back-lit LCD screen didn't like my camera.

 The MIRA scale comes in 6 different color options so you can accessorize with your kitchen color scheme. The scale measures in grams, ounces and pounds, which can be changed with a quick and easy touch of the button n the front of the scale. The scale also has a tare option, which allows you to ZERO out the scale with an item on it, like a plate or bowl. 
 
The MIRA scale slim design also allows us to store it easily, when we are not using it.

I would HIGHLY suggest ordering one of these scales from AMAZON, if you are in need of a great and reliable kitchen scale.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

31 Week Bumpdate


I thought it would be fun to compare photos that are 10 weeks apart. There are only about 9 weeks left till out little man arrives.

How Far Along: 31 Weeks 
Due Date: 7.7.14
Gender: BOY!
Names: Liam Mason 
 
Movement:  Liam seems to be getting more and more active as the weeks pass. I have started to feel him squirming around in there while at work and more while at home.


Size:Bunch of Asparagus
 
Weight Gain: I have gained about 7lbs on my pre-pregnancy weight.

Maternity Clothes: I have been in maternity pants for awhile now, basically since the start of  2nd trimester. I need to find some nice maternity shorts and a few more tank tops....
 
Symptoms:  I am experiencing hip pain while sleeping, having to get up at least twice during the middle of the night to use the bathroom... My arms "falling asleep" aka numb while sleeping.

Cravings: Nothing 
Sleep: It is taking me a little longer to fall back to sleep after I get up in the middle of the night for a bathroom visit.  I also am finding that I want to sleep in more and more in the morning. I have also been going out to sleep on the couch in the middle of the night.
 
Stretch Marks: Already had them 
 
My Overall Health: Besides getting tired more easily I feel fine.

What I miss: Sleeping like the dead and not having to get up in the middle of the night several times to visit the bathroom.  Tying my own shoes from a standing position.

Wedding Rings On or Off?:  On and loose.

Belly Button: In

 Best Moment:  
Confirming at my last ultrasound that we are indeed having a little boy. I was also given the news that he is in perfect health and will weigh in at about 8lbs when born. 
Photo: Baby #LiamMason sucking on his hand. At 29 weeks he currently weighs about 3 lbs and should weigh in at about 8 lbs at birth. 
Only 62 more days to go! Which is about 9 weeks until my due date...
As Dan was saying last week, its starting to feel real.....
  
We received our pre-registration  packet for the hospital. Which means that in the next several weeks I have to start packing my hospital bag. I have also asked to start cutting my hours back at work to 40hrs a week because I am becoming exhausted working 40+.