Wednesday, March 20

much needed...

Hi lovely people!
I have done it again! I have disappeared from the blogging realm yet again. Sorry! I am still adjusting to the 'busy' mom life that I will know in less than 7 weeks!

Although I am SUPER excited, I am also a little overwhelmed with moving into a new house (still haven't unpacked!), planning two baby showers (yes, I know two), tying up loose ends at work (somebodies got to do my million and a half tasks while I'm out), going to the doctor's office every week (because I am under preterm labor watch) and dealing with gestational diabetes (HERE), reading up on mommy stuff, attending all these new mommy classes, keeping up with yoga, staying in touch with friends and family and just a million other little things like laundry, errands, etc. So I have fallen off the wagon a little bit trying to keep up with the 'normal' life of becoming a mom. Not to mention that I am closing up shop for awhile so that I can focus on baby and enjoy being a new mom with less distractions.
I will get back to blogging and I hope to bring a thousand new stories, photos and advice for the other new mommies when I do. But for now, I am taking a much needed break until I get my life somewhat under control.

I might return to post up some of my maternity photos though :)
I will be sending out the giveaway items!
I will be taking tons of photos and making notes of things to share when I come back!
I will still be accessible through email, twitter and instagram!
And I will still be reading all of your lovely blogs!

Wish me luck with the whole birthing thing because I have a feeling when it comes to it I'm going to be the one yelling at the doctor that I changed my mind, I don't want to do this anymore!

Until a little later my friends!
[happy wednesday!]

Friday, March 8

fashion friday!

Since I haven't been able to take some fashion photos, I thought I would share some inspiration :)


I'm really really really looking forward to Spring (and not just because my son will be here) but because of warmer weather, beautiful days and sassy cute fashion!!!

Thank you Pinterest for sharing your goodness with us! Enjoy :)
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Want more fashion?!.

Check out and link-up with these lovely ladies:

[happy friday!]

Thursday, March 7

Hello lovely readers!!! Just wanted to say CONGRATS to my two lovely winners!!!

Allison from Get Your Pretty On

& Ginny from My New Favorite Outfit

I will also be contacting you directly :)

Thank you all who entered!! I will do more giveaways in the future!

Have a wonderful and blessed weekend!

Wednesday, March 6

three life saving things

Sorry I have been away awhile. And thank you to everyone who commented/emailed and checked up on me. No, I didn't have the baby yet :) Didn't mean to scare anyone.

But things have been changing in my life, and for once in almost 11 years, I was finding it difficult to be positive.

Last week I was told that I have Gestational Diabetes. At first I was devastated. I was terrified what this meant for my baby. Was this going to make him prone to diabetes? Was he going to be an enlarged child? Would he struggle with his weight? What sort of complications might he have?

A million questions and concerns flooded my body.

So, Lindo and I attended a class the following Monday (diagnosed on a Friday) to learn about Gestational Diabetes and what we could do/expect. I thought the class would help me feel better about what was happening, but it only worried me more.

I was given a strict diet that I was asked to follow, a test kit to test my blood 7 times a day. 7!!!! That's taking a needle and jabbing my fingers for blood 7 times a day! We were given information about what could happen to our baby and ourselves if we didn't make the changes we needed and tested ourselves as instructed. A severe case could end with a still born.

Needless to say, again, I was TERRIFIED.

I went a week taking my blood, following my diet and praying for my baby's life. All the while trying to find my silver lining as I have always done and been quite good at. But every time the needle pricked my skin, and the number came on the screen, I felt defeated, scared, and a sadness I have never felt before.

Then, just this past weekend, I think I figured it all out (teenage talk right lol). But honestly my numbers have been perfect since I just accepted what was happening with my body, got determined to make sure Daymien comes out perfect and healthy and did the following three things:

  1. Stay Hydrated: I now drink at LEAST 8 of the Venti size cups at Starbucks of liquids a day.
    I usually go between water and passion tea, since it's caffeine-free and for sweetner I use between 2-3 Equals, nothing else. I make my tea at home, at work or buy a passion tea from Starbucks. And (yes this part is gross but totally true) you can monitor if you are staying hydrated enough by the color of your urine. The yellower it is, the more liquid you need.
  2. Watch My Portions:  This was the HARDEST part for me.
    I didn't realize how bad my portioning was. I would consume a huge plate of food and not be hungry for hours when I would consume another giant plate of food. This may have worked for me when I wasn't pregnant, but being pregnant your supposed to eat every 2-3 hours.  When I first started my 'diet', it wasn't so much what I was eating (because I eat relatively healthy; minus the piece of pie or piece of cake I think I have to have everyday), it was HOW much I was eating of it. This coming Monday will make 2 weeks of following this 'diet' and I already can feel the difference. The portions ARE enough, the foods aren't that bad and I still get to have that little sweet goodie, even if it's the sugar-free version, which surprisingly tastes almost the same as the real thing and you have so many options these days.
  3. Walk Walk Walk: I promise you this was a huge key to my overall success!
    I just walk 20-30 minutes after each meal and va boom! My levels are wonderful :) I just barely figured this part out this week. I got the hydrated and portions down before doing the walking thing, and my numbers have never looked so good :)
That's when I found my silver lining - I'm creating great habits for pregnancy and post-pregnancy. I feel good, and I know that Daymien is feeling good too. I'm staying hydrated (which minus going to the restroom every 30 minutes/hour) has made me feel and look really good. I'm watching my portions of food, and even though I felt like I was starving before, the portions work for me now and give me all the energy I need to keep going and stay active even while entering my 8 month of pregnancy. And walking has worked wonders for the added 'fat' pregnancy brings. My legs have stopped exploding, my butt feels tighter instead of fatter and it actually feels like I'm cleansing my body which adds to my energy level and motivation.

Please excuse my messy bed

Just thought I would share and I will continue to share on my progress and how I'm dealing with this new found obstacle (not disease).

Also I will be announcing my giveaway winners soon! So stay tuned :)

[happy wednesday!]