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Long day.......

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Just got back from a fun dinner date with Lisa and Biran!

Can't wait to share my review of my newest subscription box soon :)

Until then I better keep my feet up...


Adding a Blog Button

I'm sure you've noticed some layout changes in the blog lately.  Been trying to spruce up the place before Emma gets here :)

So I tried to make a blog button about 1,985,483 ways and none worked...until...........

http://www.mycoolrealm.com/sandbox/gbgen/

After I finally went there, it worked like a CHARM! So feel free to grab my button :)  I'm not 100% sure the point of it, but I think it's just networking, finding more followers, whatever.

Today is a very uncomfortable day.  You wanna know the worst parts of these days, when people ask how you are feeling or try and give you advice to make you feel better.  I don't feel like explaining how I feel uncomfortable or why.  Look at my midsection and hopefully you'll get the drift!

Nothing helps, nothing works, just let me be miserable for a little while.

Can't wait to meet this little trouble maker! :)

36 Weeks and 4 days

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How far along? 36 Weeks, 4 days going back to the doctor date.
Total weight gain: 46 lbs.
Maternity clothes? Yes
Stretch marks? I'll just answer that with a YES
Sleep: Last night was awful.  Having lots of dreams, bathroom breaks every 2 hours.
Best moment this week: My friend LIndsay's bridal shower/bachelorette party was pretty fun



That is me and Felicia, Lindsay's friend who is also preggo, about 3.5 months I think. I was the first one to bail, but it was still a great time with some fun girls. We also had dinner at our friend's house last night with about 9 of us. We did a potluck (sweatpants dinner) - sweatpants was my idea, haha. Here is a pic I got from that night: (love my hubs)

Miss Anything? Wine, beer, Sleeping on my back/stomach, running
Movement: Lots
Food cravings: Anything bad for me
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not these days (knock on wood)
Gender: Girl
Labor Signs: Just braxton hicks from time to time
Symptoms: who knows, same as labor signs.
Belly Button in…

March Birchbox

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I got my Birchbox finally! :)


It's true, I loved getting something in the mail.  So I opened it up and they include a card that talks about why they included what they did and a little synopsis of each thing.

I received:

 Benefit Cosmetics - Stay Don't Stray: It's an eye primer.
Evologie - Intensive Blemish Serum
Twistband - Headband
Whish - Shave Crave Shaving Cream: Blueberry scent, which I really love the smell
Madewell - Emery Board


 Here is what was in the brown little box:

I will definitely be using the emery board.  We have to bring one to hospital to file baby's nails, so now I'll have a really cute brand new one for her!  As soon as I start shaving my legs with some care again I will definitely use the shaving cream and the twistband is a shimmery silver, that will be coming to the hospital with me as well to hold my hair back.

Knock on wood, I don't really get blemishes anymore.  I had the WORST skin from 7th to 10th grade, so I like to think I used u…

A breakfast you should try....

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So during this pregnancy I've pretty much been on a cereal kick.  More specifically a sugary, kid cereal kick like Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Captain Crunch, Lucky Charms....things like that.

HOWEVER! I have discovered this DELICIOUS breakfast that hopefully is a little bit better for me.

Chris and I are big coupon people.  Saturday mornings are really enjoyable as I cut coupons while Chris reads the paper, than we normally go shopping.  It's kind of fun in a nerdy kind of way :) which i'm ok with!

Anyway, I found a coupon for:


So I decided to give it a try and it was one of the best decisions I have made, as it tastes amazing.
I normally make the 1/2 cup portion mixed with 1 cup of 2% milk and throw it in the microwave for 2 - 3 minutes.  I then add in cut up strawberries and about a tablespoonful of light brown sugar.  I've never added brown sugar to a meal and just ate it. It's normally always part of a recipe, but let me tell you, it tastes so good I actually look …

Mood Shifter

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So remember I told you about my great friend who recommended the pediatrician?  Well she also opened my eyes to ANIMOTO!  It is this amazing site that you upload photos and videos and it turns them into a masterpiece.  I added my referral link to the site if you click on the name.  I think this is something I'll be using quite often in the future.
Anyway,  no matter how much of a funk I am in or how moody, I can't not smile when I watch this.
Enjoy!


36 week appointment

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How far along? 35 - 36 Weeks, depending on if you ask me or the doctor
Total weight gain: 43 lbs.
Maternity clothes? Yes
Stretch marks? I'll just answer that with a YES
Sleep: We started using a humidifier and have had 2 wonderful nights sleep in a row.  Not sure if it is coincidence or what, but we'll keep using it.
Best moment this week: My appointment
Miss Anything? Wine, beer, Sleeping on my back/stomach, running
Movement: Lots
Food cravings: Anything bad for me
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not these days (knock on wood)
Gender: Girl
Labor Signs: Just braxton hicks from time to time
Symptoms: who knows, same as labor signs.
Belly Button in or out? Flat
Wedding rings on or off? Engagement ring off, wedding ring on.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Moody, but that does mean I am in a good mood sometimes too. I just think my patience is running thin these days and it's easy to get me upset (truth be told)
Looking forward to: Holding my baby girl and telling her how much I love her…

Treating Myself

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Since I always post about the people who say stupid stuff like the older woman who stopped Chris and I in the grocery store and said we were an attractive couple, but that didn't work out so well for Brad and Angelina with their kids so good luck with ours.  HAHAHA!  
I should also post about the nice comments:  Went to 7-11 today and the worker there said, "What's your secret? You can't be 9 months pregnant, you look great"  Mind you he than proceeded to tell me his own wife was pregnant.  I'll take it any way I can get it!
I also wouldn't say that I necessarily "deprive" myself of too much.  I'm a firm believer in if I work hard, I can play hard (sometimes play = shop).  Well, these past 9 months have left me with no clothes or shoe buying for myself as I have no idea what size I am anywhere on my body.  One thing I can splurge on is MAKEUP!  
So today, I decided I should get myself something to make me feel prettier, because it ain't …

Is this real life?

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Pay no attention to those swollen feet.........Whoa MOMMA!

Literally :)

Birchbox

I sure am blogging a lot these days.  You would think I should be working more and not be so distracted........you would think.

So I did the whole Carabox Exchange thing from Wifessionals and I really liked it.  It was nice getting to know people and getting mail.  It's something I think I may do again, but it's kind of pressure filled.  You want to make sure you get something that the person you don't know likes.

So this month I am doing BIRCHBOX! I love makeup and it's kind of a magazine subscription type thing, but with different makeup samples. Well not just makeup, it can include lotions, perfumes, makeup, etc.

If you want to try it, feel free to click through using my referral....  https://www.birchbox.com?raf=dtf4g

It's only $10 a month, which is cheaper than the $15 I spent on the Carabox and no pressure.  You fill out a little style guide and we'll see.

I'll be sure to show you what I got as soon as it comes in.  Again though, who doesn't love…

Never Settle

DH and I just got back from our Pediatrician "Meet & Greet".

Before I talk about how great it was I first want to mention that this was not my first choice of pediatricians.  I had sent out a facebook post in my area and asked for recommendations.  I can honestly say I received an overwhelming response for a specific pediatrician.  So naturally that is who I 'picked'.

Most baby websites tell you to meet the pediatrician first and interview them.  While I did not think this was necessary, I decided I might as well.  So I made an appointment...

As I walked in, I honestly didn't get a great feeling.  It smelled kind of weird, was older looking and the "well kid" area and "sick kid" area were separated by nothing but a shelf. The old look of the office didn't actually bother me too much, because places can't always be new.  I remember my pediatrician's office and as far as I can remember, it wasn't spotless and new, but it was…

I changed my mind

OK,

I changed my mind.  I'm ready.  Get her out!

Did you know my stomach has stretched so much that my nerve endings can't even reach my entire stomach at the top, so it's numb.  Yup, my stomach is NUMB at the top because it's so big.

I felt a divot in my stomach and made Chris look at it to see what it was.........it was a stretch mark.  Just such a deep stretch mark that it felt like someone took a chunk of skin out of my stomach.  TMI?

Braxton Hicks contractions are bitches (excuse my language).  It's completely unfair.  You get excited thinking, Ok, it's getting close, than 4 hours later it's like nothing ever happened.

AND I'M BORED OUT OF MY MIND!  Yes I'm caught up on The Walking Dead, Girls, House of Cards, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Modern Family, EVERY RELEVANT MOVIE, and I've watched more news in the past 2 months than I have in my entire life.

Can't take walks in the pouring rain!  Thanks mother nature!

Being OCD has its …

35 Weeks

Don't think it's going to happen anytime soon, although I wouldn't be upset if labor did start at any moment........just sayin.

Chris and I went on a nice walk yesterday.  The 64 degree weather made it pretty easy.  I'm hoping we can take advantage again today.  I'm not getting much sleep, but I'm not feeling too run down either, so I guess it's ok.  I get up about 3 times a night to pee. I wake up probably 4-5 times a night.  When I look at the clock, I normally see 12:00am, 2:30am, 4:00am most of the times.

How far along? 35 Weeks
Total weight gain: About 40 lbs.
Maternity clothes? Yes
Stretch marks? I'll just answer that with a YES
Sleep: EH
Best moment this week: Taking 2 naps on Sunday
Miss Anything? Hot Baths, Wine, Sleeping on my back/stomach, running
Movement: Lots
Food cravings: Salted Caramel Pie!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not these days (knock on wood)
Gender: Girl
Labor Signs: Not unless you count lots of braxton hicks and the fact she has drop…

Interesting Thoughts

So I guess I should do my 34 week update really quick....

How far along? 34 Weeks
Total weight gain: If I'm being honest, about 40 lbs. I think I forget where I started, hahaha.
Maternity clothes? Yes Please, they are even getting a little tight....
Stretch marks? I'll just answer that with a YES
Sleep: Pretty good most nights this week, although last night was another toss and turn kind of night.
Best moment this week: BABY SHOWER!
Miss Anything? Hot Baths, Wine, Sleeping on my back/stomach, running
Movement: Lots
Food cravings: I was craving Spaghetti with Meat Sauce last night. We made it and it was DELICIOUS!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not these days (knock on wood)
Gender: Girl
Labor Signs: Not unless you count lots of braxton hicks and the fact she has dropped very low.
Symptoms: who knows, same as labor signs.
Belly Button in or out? I'll go with flat. Looks like it may be popping out one of these days.
Wedding rings on or off? On, but if I'm in a hot room, or just g…

Nursery Update

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So after the baby shower, lots of new stuff for the baby's room.

Here are some updated pics.....


It was an interesting debate how to put the letters around the mirror.  Do we do it so they are going clock wise? Then some look like they are backwards....  Do we make them all go forwards??  This is what we chose.  I think it looks pretty good!

Her bedding.  I LOVEEEEEE IT! Just waiting on the mobile, which should be arriving in the mail any day now :)
New lamp and changing table.  Attaching those things to a dresser isn't the easiest thing.  Good thing I have a very handy hubby :)

I should have taken some closet pics too.  She has tons of awesome clothes too and 7 pairs of shoes thanks to Grammy Smith!!! :)  She is taking after her mother already.

I also ventured into breast pump territory last night.  Took everything apart, put it together, sterilized what needed to be sterilized (i think).  I need to read those directions!!!!  This in turn led to me having a nightmare about p…

It's getting closer!

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Sooooooo, just had my baby shower on Saturday.  It was PERFECT, WONDERFUL & AWESOME! My mom and my sister threw it.  Mind you, my sister is already 6 months preggo, and has a 1 year old, so how she has the energy, I don't know. Here we are:


Seems to me there is a big of a size discrepancy! She looks awesome and I look huge.  I guess that is what 2 extra months of baby does to you!  I feel like just yesterday we were planning her baby shower for Savy..

OMG, look how different I look! hahaha. I actually have a neck! Don't worry, I'll get back there someday.  So I have pics with my best friends with all of us when each of us are preggo! I finally got my pic on Saturday...
me
Lin
Briana - (baby #2) (she is preggo with #4 at the moment!)
I know I have one of Stef, but can't find it at the moment :)

Anyway,  All my family (Smith Side, Krupansky Side, Moher Side) were there and my friends.  It was so nice to have everyone together.  It took some self control not to start …