19 Weeks Pregnancy Update



How far along: I am 19 weeks and 1 day

How big is baby: The size of a Mango :)

Weight Gain: 10 pounds

Stretch marks: No new ones! Just the few on my chest and a small one on my hip. Still using and loving Soap & Glory's Pulp Friction, and Mother's Special Blend All Natural Skin Toning Oil. I will make sure to do a full review on this oil soon!

Sleep: I am just starting to accept the fact that I wont be able to breath while sleeping or in the mornings for the next five months. This Rhinitis has been by far the most annoying part of pregnancy haha runner up is the new hip pain I am getting while sleeping.

Craving: Currently, everything! haha My appetite has really picked up and I find myself wanting to eat at all times!
Feeling: I probably sound like a broken record but I am soooooo excited and anxious for our 20 week ultra sound next week! I am excited to see the baby on the ultra sound, and find out what we are having... but I am getting anxious that everything looks good and that we most importantly have a healthy baby! Oh man, next week can't come soon enough :)

Random: While oiling up my belly the other day I noticed a very, very faint line and I realized it was the Linea Nigra! Like I said, it is so faint I hardly noticed it, so it will be interesting to see if it gets darker as I get further along!




So far this year has been a whirl wind. Trevor and I both work, so that sucks up the majority of our time and week. With being pregnant it has been harder for me to have as much energy as I would normally have to hit the gym and go out, but with that said I have been trying! I have been to a few fun events, a VIP party for the Provo Fashion Show, the launch party for Eleventh Avenue, and I even got to meet the adorable Brandi Burkhardt "Crickett" at a Shabby Apple event. Does anyone out there watch The Hart of Dixie? It is one of those absolutely cheesy, but adorable shows my mother got me into. It only has one season left, and most of them are on Netflix if you find yourself bored on a Saturday afternoon and need something to help you get through laundry folding. That is exactly how I got sucked in! haha

As someone who has my degree in teaching, specifically for high school students, the mission behind Threads warms my heart. Threads is a cause driven business that changes the future of at risk youth. Your purchase will directly impact a student! I love that, and the pieces are adorable. I shared this on my instagram but wanted to let you all know about it again :) Oh and speaking of letting you in the know, my favorite store bought juice comes in a quart size now! This stuff is awesome and a great introduction to juices if you haven't liked ones you have tried in the past. You can almost always find it on sale, so it is one of the more affordable juice brands out there!

I have had a few random cravings throughout this pregnancy which I have been documenting in my updates, but these two hit me while I was out and about and had to document them on my instagram. I have always had a thing for pineapple soda, and while at the Cubby's grabbing dinner I couldn't resist. I normally steer away from soda, especially purchasing it, but I couldn't help myself, Jarritos was too tempting! haha And then of course there is Costco pizza. Sometimes you just need a Costco slice of pizza the size of your face! Pregnancy problems people! haha :)

We bought our house in the dead of winter, so we had no idea what kind of plants we had in our yard. We have a huge tree in our backyard just off our deck with a big tree house in it. We were both pretty surprised to see these past few weeks that it turned out to be a cherry blossom tree! It is my new favorite thing about this house! *insert heart eye emoji here* ❤
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18 Weeks Pregnancy Update


TOP // PANTS // SHOES (similar) //  BRACELETS // PURSE (almost exact)

How far along: I am 18 weeks and 3 days
How big is baby: The size of a Sweet Potato!
Weight Gain: 10 pounds
Maternity clothes: Can we just start skipping this question because the answer from here on out will be YES! haha But while we are on the topic, I will be showcasing some fun items from Pink Blush Maternity on my blog over the next little bit! I did a post recently about them here.

Stretch marks: No new ones. Over the last few weeks I have really seen my stomach grow and change. At my last appointment my doctor told me that my uterus has completely moved up to my belly button, which is why I am popping out so much there! I know that stretch marks are genetic but I also want to help my skin cope with these changes as much as possible. So far I have just been using the moisturizer I typically use on my face on my stomach and chest, this stuff is awesome and is meant for the whole body anyways. I have raved about it before on my blog and youtube! Then I mentioned last week how I have been loving the Soap & Glory's Pulp Friction, a foamy fruity body scrub. Last week I decided to order some of this oil that I saw a few people going on and on about, I figured it couldn't hurt to try it out as I will be doubling in size over the next half of this pregnancy! It is the Mother's Special Blend All Natural Skin Toning Oil. It has almost 4 1/2 stars from 186 customer reviews on Amazon so that was enough for me to just get it. Let me tell you... it is AMAZING, and I have only used it for a few days. I wish I had this stuff from the get go! I will do a more in-depth review on my YouTube I think!
Sleep: At my last appointment my doctor recommended I try a diffuser at night to help with my Rhinitis. We have one, I just need to pull it out, but hopefully it helps!
Craving: I had the most random urge for one of my favorite dishes my mom started making us when I was in high school, I will have to share the recipe because it is so easy and yummy. But it just hit me that I NEEDED to have it NOW, so right after work I hit the grocery store so I could have some. I ate left overs the rest of the week and was in heaven.

Feeling: I am still on a cloud nine after my doctors appointment last week! When the doctor was looking for the heart beat there were all these swooshing sounds being picked up, she told me that was the baby moving around! It just made me so dang happy, I don't even know why something like that would bring me so much happiness but it just did. Knowing my baby is in there moving around, growing, just brings me so much comfort. I can't wait for the big ultra sound in a few weeks! 

Random: As I mentioned above, my doctor told me my uterus has moved up to my belly button, which has made me kind of "pop" out right there. At least I am not delusional because I was thinking my stomach had changed shaped recently. I have always had a really deep belly button and I can already tell it is not even half as deep as it used to be... I think I might get an outie! ahhh I don't know why but outie belly buttons have always weirded me out (sorry for all you outies out there!) haha It is just one of those random things. Oh well, looks like I am bound to get one!