Posted on | April 29, 2013 | 1 Comment
Today, the baby I’m growing is officially full term. My due date isn’t for about three more weeks but I’m trying to get everything in order ASAP, especially considering that Sebastian was born four days before his due date. I’ll be trying to get as many posts up here as possible, and hopefully I can find time to post regularly even after Baby Z is born.
Nesting is in full swing, and we finally knocked my number one item, a new couch, off the list! I found this beauty on Craigslist a couple weeks ago and am still totally in love with it. It’s a 5-piece sectional, which will be awesome when I get restless and want to rearrange. So many options! It’s perfect for entertaining, fort building (as the original owner advertised!), and will be great for nursing and snuggling my growing number of boys.
(I’ll take some better pictures later, and probably do a full apartment tour soon as well. Getting there!)
Another item knocked off the before-baby-comes list was our annual carpet cleaning. It’s starting to feel like a whole new apartment, in the best way. We still have a lot more on our to-do list (new bed for Sebastian, finding the perfect secondhand dresser for the little boys’ room, and at least a dozen smaller items) but it feels good to have the big things out of the way.
Posted on | April 28, 2013 | 3 Comments
Debbie Does 50!: Daily Sweets — The Secret to a Happy Marriage?
The Frisky: The Problem With The Dove Real Beauty Sketches Campaign SERIOUSLY, women, stop posting this AD CAMPAIGN as inspirational. Everything in this article is true but even more importantly, this company is just trying to get your dollars! (Do a quick search of Dove’s parent company and the products they sell overseas… They certainly do not support “real beauty.”)
The Frisky: Stop Telling Me I Should Focus On Getting My Old Body Back My goal is always to look my best, not necessarily to look the way I used to. Looking back at photos of myself pre-kids, my body looked a bit like a child’s!
Chic Steals: Easy Music Festival DIY’s I love the Chain Bead Halter Dress, and totally ready to do-it-myself a rucksack like this!
Posted on | April 14, 2013 | 1 Comment
Gala Darling: Blog On, Babe: If You’re Struggling To Start… Especially relevant as I start a new personal blog, and am encouraging at least one friend to do the same. I totally relate — Perfectionism is procrastination!
Barrel of Oranges: Breastfeeding in Public: Reject the Patriarchy
Natural Parents Network: 10 Things *Not* to Do to Help Your Child Eat Picky eaters are one of my hugest pet peeves!
The Cloth Diaper Whisperer: Cloth diapering your newborn in the hospital We didn’t start cloth diapering Sebastian until he was 8 weeks old. I know that I want to start earlier with Baby 2, but I haven’t decided yet if cloth in the hospital is worth the effort.
How to be (less) Awkward: You do not need to put “aspiring” in front of a creative title. If you write, you’re a writer. If you paint, you’re a painter. If you sing, you’re a singer. To put aspiring in front of a creative label negates the work you are currently doing.
The Smart, Pretty & Awkward blog isn’t updated all that frequently anymore, but is still a great read/subscribe.
What are you reading/loving this week?
Posted on | April 10, 2013 | 6 Comments
I received a bottle of Everest Nutrition Krill Oil for the purpose of this review. I was not compensated in any other way! All opinions are my own.
You have probably heard about how great Omega-3s are for your heart health, but those fatty acids are important for mood and beauty as well. Perhaps I could have avoided stretch marks this pregnancy if I’d been more diligent in taking my krill oil…
Krill oil during pregnancy
Krill oil is awesome for pregnancy, offering a natural mood boost as well as helping with inflammation. Omega-3s are fabulous for hair, skin and nails, which can suffer due to hormonal changes during pregnancy. Many resources also list omega-3s as a major player when it comes to preventing stretch marks. Krill is a tiny bottom-feeder with a short lifespan, meaning that it accumulates less toxins than the fish used for most fish oil. This makes it an ideal choice for pregnancy and nursing especially. The essential fatty acids in krill oil will help you look and feel amazing, and also aid in your child’s brain development and function.
Benefits to Omega-3 supplements (especially Krill Oil):
- Reduced inflammation and stiffness
- Increased energy, improved mood and concentration
- Menstruation pain relief, and reduction of the emotional symptoms of PMS
- Anti-aging; increased energy, stamina, mental alertness and concentration
- Decrease of wrinkles – Improved skin, hair and nail texture
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Posted on | April 8, 2013 | 1 Comment
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