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Maternity Products Roundup and Sneak Peak of Baby Annslee!

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Here is the 4D ultrasound of Annslee Kate! I think she looks like me! YAY! haha Who do y’all think she looks more like?

A. Too soon to tell.

B. Kelly

C. Chris

 

 

4D ultrasound 28 weeks pregnant

 

How am I feeling?

My heartburn is terrible. I am on a prescription heart burn medication that helps a little and I take TUMs on top of that. Heartburn is not fun. I wonder if she is going to have a lot of hair. Even though they say that is myth. But the nausea has gone away and that’s good! My milk came and that hasn’t been fun. I haven’t been able to fit in any of my bras. 🙁

Do my clothes fit?

Some of my clothes still fit if they are stretchy enough but maternity jeans are now a must. The hair tie around the button trick doesn’t work anymore like it used to.

Are you uncomfortable?

Bending down isn’t fun anymore so I already try to avoid that at all costs. I have a sharp pain on ONE freaking spot on my back. Sometimes I feel like it is really hard to breathe.

Cutest memory this month?

So Chris came in for my doctor’s appointment so he could see the first 4D ultrasound of Annslee Kate. She wouldn’t get her arm off her mouth so we could see her whole face. I told Chris to come try and move her because every time he rubs my belly she will move. So he came over and start rubbing my belly and she moved her arm. It was the craziest thing. Me and the ultra sound tech were cracking up. There is already a sweet connection with her and her daddy. I can’t wait to see the two of them together. He is going to love this little girl.

Nesting?

I have been cooking like crazy and organizing the house. I am totally and completely in the nesting stage.

Favorite Maternity Products?

Belly Butter – click to shop on Amazon here

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Maternity Underwear

What I love about these is that they cover enough and they don’t look like Granny underwear. I got 5 pairs but I might get more. They are the cutest maternity underwear I have ever seen.  Shop here

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Maternity Bras

Another great find from Amazon. A girl in my mommy group told me about this. They are so comfortable and the back has extenders incase you get bigger. Shop here

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Maternity Clothes

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Everly Grey is a great maternity brand. All of their tops are breastfeeding accessible. I cannot wait to rock these before and After Annslee gets here.

They even have matching outfits for you and the baby in the hospital.

Top- here

Jeans- here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matching hospital outfits here

Thanks everyone for reading! I hope you can find some maternity products that helps you and your growing belly!

 

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A Fun Family Day at Huyck Farms.

 

Hey Everyone!!

We are settling into Paducah more and more each day. I love looking up local events on Facebook and finding fun stuff for Grayson to go to. This fun family event at Huyck Farms was not only fun but the venue was beautiful. It had a ton of picture ops if you can’t tell. We bought kettle corn, local honey (this is great for allergies by the way), fresh apples, and of course pumpkins. Fall is such a warm time of year. I love making awesome memories with the family.

My outfit is all maternity and it is from Everly Gray.  I love the pants because they are super stretchy and comfortable. My top has a side zipper for breast feeding,  which is perfect post baby. It will be great wearing this top in January when Annslee is due because it doesn’t hug around the tummy at all and I can hide my post baby bump.

Shop this cold shoulder maternity top here

Shop these maternity dark maternity jeans here

Below is a video of this hairstyle that I did yesterday! One random girl at the pumpkin patch asked if she could take a picture of my hair because she loved it so much. I post a lot of videos of me getting ready on my Instagram story. Yesterday I did a hair tutorial and last week I did a makeup tutorial. People really seem to like them so just expect to see one on Saturday’s!

Everyone enjoy and if you have ANY questions about anything don’t forget to ASK 🙂

I love helping and answering questions!

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Lily Jade Diaper Bag Review

Lily Jade Diaper Bag Review

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I teamed up with Lily Jade Co to show you this amazing diaper bag. I made a list of reasons why I think it’s worth investing in this diaper bag. The price of is $340 but if you are looking for a diaper bag you are going to love, use, and even for your husband to use, then this bag for you. Also the shipping is FREE!

You can shop this Lily Jade Diaper Bag here

  1. Great quality leather and a great color. The color is also good for when Chris needs to go out with the baby. I got a black bag because I already have a big brown purse and I didn’t have a black one. They do have some great colors to choose from to fit your style.
  2. You can take this Lily Jade diaper bag insert out and use it as a purse. This is great to use once to the baby is a toddler. I could fit Grayson’s iPad, my wallet, and my camera all in this bag. I could fit my laptop for work as well. So I am carrying the bag before the baby is here.

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    Diaper Bag insert that you can take in and out.
  3. It turns into a backpack. THE BEST FEATURE OF ALL. I was literally jumping up to and down when I saw it turned into a backpack. The straps are adjustable so its fits your hubby too. So it also has the top straps, you can wear it as a backpack or a purse. So versatile.
  4. You can use the long strap for a backpack or a cross body. I cannot get over how many different ways you can wear this bag.
  5. It has 3 front pockets so you can throw your keys and phone in those so they don’t get lost in your bag. Why do I always loose everything in my purse. Does anyone else have this problem?
  6. There is a magnetic flap on top  so you can close your Lily Jade Diaper Bag in a hurry. This magnetic flap has a little zipper pocket if you wanted to throw a paci in there. It does have main zipper; however, if you need to close your bag real quick this flap prevents everything falling out of your diaper bag.
  7. It comes with a changing pad.
  8. This Lily Jade Diaper Bag is super easy to clean and wipe off.
  9. The only thing I don’t like about this bag is the price. I do think it’s pricey and I wish it was a little more affordable; however, it’s a great investment and you can use it as a purse as well.
  10. The bag has a 1 year warranty. Special conditions apply.

Let me know if you have any questions about this bag and I would be glad to answer them for you! Thanks for reading and following along with my post. I have some hair tutorials coming soon!

Don’t forget to check out my latest post here

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Life Update for the Schwartz Fam!

 

 

We have some great news……

 

 

I AM PREGNANT!!!!

 

 

 

11 Weeks Pregnant Bump-date!

Baby #2 is on the way and should be making an arrival on Jan 7th. I know I have been a little MIA with my blog and social media lately. People have been texting me non-stop asking me if I am okay. I have been very nauseous and very tired with this baby. I feel like this pregnancy has been a lot harder than my last one. I am having a really hard time adjusting to everything. The morning sickness has gotten a little bit better. I am not having any cravings.. just a ton of food aversions. I associate so many foods with being sick. I also feel like this baby is sucking the beauty out of me. I know that sounds so weird but I feel like this baby is JUST different.

We are having a gender reveal party on July 15th to see what the baby is going to be. I did do a chromosome test and that is how I can tell what the gender is at 12 weeks. I did not get the test to see if my baby had down syndrome (Chris and I have both agreed that it would not change anything.) The doctor just told me I could also find out the gender pretty quick and that is why some parents do it.

My first ultra sound was last week and Chris and I were so excited. Little baby Schwartz was wiggling around in my tummy like crazy. We are both hoping for a girl but we will be over the moon if it’s a boy. Even though I see how Chris and his brother wrestle around the house and I hate that. haha

Since I am pregnant and all.. I will be giving out some pregnancy tips on my blog and my goal will be styling pregnant women without buying maternity clothes. It has been really hard for me to look my best with this pregnancy. I am just going to go ahead and admit it. So I will be posting tips on how to do quick makeup/hair styles, heatless waves, and diet ideas.

My first set of tips are for the first trimester of pregnancy and making things easier for momma. Especially when you have a little toddler running around!!  lol I love him to death though! He keeps telling me that he wants 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Like really dude? lol

 

Tips for the First Trimester.

  1. Get a Mani/Pedi. I have my own shellac machine and I can obviously do my own pedicure. Both of these things save you money but I don’t really think it saves that much time. You need time to rest and you should totally pamper yourself. Plus pedicures are great for pregnant women because your feet swell. When I told my hubby I was going to get these things done.. he had no problem with it. He does realize that I am tired and a little pampering helps. This tip came from my best blogging friends ever. Thanks Beauty Squad. I don’t know what I would do without you girls. By the way, if you don’t know of a good nail salon in your area use the app called Yelp. I love yelp and I have always found the reviews to be true.
  2. Meal Prepping. I meal prepped for me and Chris a lot before I was pregnant. Cooking is the last thing I want to do right now because I am so tired when I get off work. I found service in Paducah, KY that will cook 20 meal prepped meals for us for only $6.50 a meal. Not only are the meals full of healthy protein, veggies, and complex carbs… but I don’t have to cook them!! If you are looking for local meal prep services in your area you can try to google it or you can visit local gyms and they usually know of one!
  3. Cleaning Service. If you have the money to spare I highly recommend hiring someone to clean your house while you are pregnant. The first trimester you are tired and do not want to clean. The second trimester you might not want to clean. But the third you will be so big that you can’t clean. I love my husband but he just cannot clean like I can. But I love him nonetheless.
  4. Organize your closet. This might sound silly but I got into a little nesting stage and organized my closet and now I feel like I am in heaven.  I organized everything by season and style and it has helped my mood. I even got this amazing shoe organizer at bed, bath, and beyond and I totally recommend it!!! I linked it Here
  5. Pregnancy Pillow. Pregnancy pillows are great. Boppy makes one that is really good that I used with my last pregnancy. I linked it Hereand it is about $60. I definitely think it is worth the money. We are trying to get Grayson out of our bed but it has been hard. He slept with us last night and he literally head butted me at 4 this morning. haha Sorry Grayson but it’s time to go!

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  6. Have a serious conversation with your husband. I told Chris that I was not going to be able to cook, clean, help with Grayson, run errands, and workout as much as I use to. I let him know that my work ethic at home and moods would be changing dramatically. Chris honestly understood and stepped up and did everything. So when I got home and went straight to bed it was no surprise to him. I think he has gotten annoyed a little bit but he hasn’t made a big deal about it. But you cannot get mad when you house isn’t perfect like usual. I wouldn’t complain at him much because he is helping so much.
  7. Gatorade and water are seriously your best friend. This really just depends on your mood and food/drink aversions. I drank a ton of gingerale the first couple of weeks and now I don’t want to look at it. Lemon gatorade has helped me a lot so I have been sipping on that and water.
  8. Nuts make an easy on the go snack. I take nuts everywhere I go because the nurse told me that it helps with getting fiber in my diet, and it also helps your stomach hold some protein. If I do not have something on my stomach … I get super nauseous. Peanuts are my favorite!!!
  9. Make an effort for your friends. I have gone to almost everything I have been invited to even though I don’t feel good and I can’t drink alcohol. I know sometimes you feel tired and out-of-place when you are pregnant. Honestly, I am so glad that I am still trying to keep an active social time because it helps my moods with pregnancy.
  10. If this is your second baby… spend as much time with your first. I have super mom guilt lately because it has always been me, Chris and Grayson and now everything has changed. I don’t want Grayson to feel left out. I am going to try to appreciate every moment I have with him by myself. Saying that, that’s another reason why I took a little social media/blogging break. I have been spending all my time with him and away from my phone.

 

 

 

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