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Monday, June 09, 2014

My pregnancy necessities

So I figured since this is the last time I'm probably going to be pregnant, i'd document a little more about it.

I'm a simple gal. Well for the most part... Anyways, I don't have very many "needs" while i'm pregnant but here is a list of what I DO need! 

1. Diclectin- I am sick every single pregnancy. This time it hit me a little later but because I was so sick, I was pretty sure it was a girl again. So I take diclectin the entire time. If I think I'm in the clear, I stop taking it and pay the price. Kind of like today. Although I didn't decide to stop taking it, I just fell asleep two nights in a row in bed while watching tv. I gave Dustin the responsibility of making sure I take it and my prenatal vitamin. He is so much better at it than I am. Except when he falls asleep in bed too! So i'm sure feeling it today. The crappy thing is even if I take it in the morning, it does nothing! So I'm pretty much sick the whole day...

2. Coconut oil- This pregnancy is the first time I used it but I rub it on my belly after I shower. I love it! It's oily but meh. Not that I care about stretch marks since too much since I already have them but maybe I'll be lucky and the old ones will just re stretch again and I won't get new ones! Does that happen? I dunno. 

3. A tan- When I first got pregnant I warned Dustin that I was going to do everything it takes to make myself feel better while pregnant. One thing I wanted was spray tans. I feel so much better when i'm tanned! So I got a few and they were awesome but they are pretty expensive so I invested in a self tanner and it is AMAZING!! I will never spend money on a tan again. It's called St. Tropez Bronzing mousse. It is the nicest color! Even just one coat is a nice simple glow and if you want to be darker a couple days later put more on. It's not orange at all. I got it at shoppers and it was $50 but worth every penny. It doesn't rub on on my clothing or wash off after one shower. It really is awesome stuff.  

4. Get ready- I get asked ALL THE TIME, "How do you have the time to get ready with 4 kids?" Well I make time! My kids are used to me taking that time to get ready so they never bother me, I've trained them well ;)  I feel WAY better when I get ready. Even a small freshen up. Wash face, makeup and a messy bun and put something decent on. Sweats and a cute tshirt totally count! As long as I feel half dressed i'm good. Lately it's about comfort when i'm home so I live in my sweats or black sweat shorts and a T or tank. Done. 

5. Slurpees- enough said.

6. A good wardrobe- This is something I didn't have before and I felt so gross the entire pregnancy. It's so important to have clothes you feel good in, especially pregnant! I'm a budget shopper so I have made a couple orders to Pinkblush and they have THE cutest maternity clothes and the best prices by far! Anything else I have boughten is from regular stores in larger sizes. But it makes such a difference to have clothes I actually feel good in! Also I have bought a few pair of pants that aren't maternity but I purchased the Baby Belt. That thing is genius. I highly recommend that. 

7. Baths- I can't say enough how much I love baths when pregnant. That pressure in my back and hips from the belly pulling and growing kills. I especially love the "kicked in the crotch" feeling. If you've had it, you know what i'm talking about. Anyways so at the end of the day when everything hurts I jump in the tub. It works EVERY TIME. I can't stay in long so it's only like 5-10 minutes and i'm out. ha. But seriously, they rock. 

8. My other half- Can you believe I've been pregnant 3 times before now and never had a pregnancy pillow?! Me either. So this time I invested in one. It's the BEST thing i've ever bought for pregnancy. BEST! It takes the cake. The one I got is called the Snoozer and man alive, just thinking about it makes me want to go get it. That thing has changed my life and also replaced my husband in the bed. Thank goodness we have a King. See you in 4ish more months honey. 

So that's all. 
My sister wanted a belly pic last night so I sent her this. I couldn't leave out my other half. Can you feel the love?

You're welcome.



                            

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Jayci and Presley's Bday!

This year I wanted to keep birthdays simple. Main reason being i'm pregnant and last year I went all out so I didn't feel like doing that again this year. Besides I don't want my girls expecting extravagant parties every year. I decided to do their party at Menchies! How fun right? You pat per kid and they decorate for you, you get a tshirt to color, party hat, and menchies in a waffle cone. They also clean up for you! It was worth every penny and i've spent more than that on home parties. It was great! We were also lucky enough to have Sarah come to face painting for us. She is amazing! I will hire her anyday! So that was an awesome bonus for the kids. It was easy, fun and the kids had a blast. My kind of party!

Be prepared for lots of pics. I actually used my real camera!








Yes the twins are tall. They are in the 90% for height or something...










 





Awesome face painting eh?
















So they asked for Furblings for their bday and I've told them over and over no. Kyla got a Furby for her bday and I said one is enough. But the day before their bday we were in walmart and they were just sitting there on the shelf. I had too. Besides their bday morning Jayci's like, "I know what we are getting for our birthday, a furbling!" So thank goodness I got them. I think they were a bit excited! 









We also got them our original plan of new bikes! They can't even ride them. They still have training wheels on their small bikes. The next nice day we are teaching them on the smaller bikes with no training wheels! I'm determined this year. Last year I just wanted to pull my hair out. ha.



Our family pic went over good... Thanks Laken! 


Good times. I didn't even care. 

So that's it! I would highly recommend having a party at Menchies anyday!! Happy 6th birthday girls!! 



Monday, June 02, 2014

Goin on a bear hunt

"Hey babes, you wanna go for a drive tonight together and maybe see if we can see a bear?" 

That's the question I was asked on Friday night by Dustin. I thought to myself, a quiet drive with my husband would be awesome. So relaxing and quiet plus some time together. Little did I know the drive meant "road trip" for over an hour out of town and on bumpy ass side roads. I fell asleep on the drive so I had no say in the moment. I played the good wife and just went along with it. We finally headed back but every side road he saw looked like a "good spot" to get a bear. So we pulled in and off roaded some more. Oddly enough the bear we did see was right off the highway in the tree line. He tried to shoot it, I waited in the truck, but the bear smelled him and ran. 

It was definitely nice to get some alone time! But I'm not the best hunting partner while pregnant, sorry babe. I don't think I'll be his first choice next time...

Speaking of, I have been owning this pregnancy! Cleaning all day, running kids here and there. Not one little mess to find in my house. I became a little OCD. This week that feeling has passed. I have ZERO motivation and feel huge! I'm measuring 3 weeks ahead and I'm only 22 weeks. My back is starting to hurt and my energy is gone. I was so excited how smooth sailing I had it... Son of a. 
But I have a long ways to go still, so I'll just take it one day at a time. I think I grew a lot more these past two weeks so that didn't help. There's no gradual growing here. It is the fastest growing belly I've had! Oh and I didn't even gain weight this month! So weird. Anyways, enough of the pregnancy. That was supposed to be a separate post. But I ramble sometimes. Deal with it.

Here are some pics from our "little drive".
And no I didn't shoot the gun. Hells no. Not that thing. Especially pregnant, I couldn't even hold it up. I clearly wanted a pic to look bad ass. Don't be hatin on my wardrobe selection either. I was trying to look the part. 











Booya, owned it. 
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