We had a 12 week genetic ultrasound today! I must admit I only did the genetic testing because of the ultrasound. In just one week my little bean has grown so much! He is so big and so perfect! Every part of his body is there. Every single part. We saw his arms and hands, his legs and feet. His profile. It was wonderful and amazing. I am so blessed. I have started feeling him move. When I lay on my side to nurse Bunny, I can feel my sweet little baby moving inside of me. It is the best feeling ever. I love being pregnant, despite the nausea. I am still nauseated all day and night. I had hoped it would have faded by now, but the nausea is still there. Maybe next week I will feel better!
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Quantuminds Baby Powder Wipes are wet wipes that release a cornstarch baby power onto the skin. The baby powered goes on wet and dries with little to no scent, but leaves behind a refreshing layer of smooth baby powder. Quantuminds Baby Powder Wipes are made in the USA. Quantuminds Baby Powder Wipes contain no talc, no alcohol, no parabens, no gluten, and no phthalates. There are no airborne particles when using Quantuminds Baby Powder Wipes, unlike traditional baby powder. Quantuminds Baby Powder Wipes are hypoallergenic and has been dermatologist tested.
Quantuminds Baby Powder Wipes are great for diaper rashes! Bunny had a diaper rash and I used Quantuminds Baby Powder Wipes. Within a day the diaper rash was gone! There are 20 wipes in each package. The packages are nice and small, easy to take with you in the diaper bag.
Quantuminds Baby Powder Wipes are not only for babies! Quantuminds Baby Powder Wipes are great for golfer,s runners, campers, bicyclists, fisherman, horseback riders, hikers, pool players, weightlifters, firefighters, nurses and even as an alternative for deodorant! I have used Quantuminds Baby Powder Wipes on myself and I love them! They help with chafing.
You can see the thin layer of baby powder in the middle of my arm.
Bunny has extremely sensitive skin. Quantuminds Baby Powder Wipes are one of the few diaper rash products that have helped Bunny’s diaper rash without making it worse. Quantuminds Baby Powder Wipes are a great preventative measure against diaper rash.
Quantuminds Baby Powder Wipesare thick and soft. You can feel and see the thin layer of baby powder that is left behind. I personally do not like using baby powder because of all the airborne particles. I feel like most of the baby powder ends up in the air and not on my baby’s bum. Plus, it is hard to not make a mess with baby powder. Some of the baby powder makes it onto the baby’s bum, but some of it end up on the changing table and clothing, which leads to more laundry for me. Not what I want! Quantuminds Baby Powder Wipes eliminated the need to use baby powder on your little one’s bum and eliminates the mess!
Our 11 week doctors appointment went well! We got to see our little bean again! He (I think he is a boy) is growing so much! My little baby is getting bigger! I am still incredibly nauseated. I am hoping this subsides soon. I haven’t gained any weight yet, but I am not concerned. I didn’t lose all the weight from Bunny, so I have a few pounds to spare. I do hope my appetite returns soon. I want to grow a healthy baby. Right now my cravings are salad. Unfortunately salad doesn’t keep me full for very long. I try to sneak chicken in my salad, but I am not too fond of meat right now. The other food items that sound good are fried cheese sticks and smoothies. Mexican food is also sometimes appetizing. I wish I could afford to eat out at every meal! Preparing food makes me sick. Hopefully in a week or two I will feel much better!
Our first doctors appointment went well! Based on dates we should be 8 weeks pregnant, but we are really 6 weeks pregnant. I am not surprised the dates are wrong because I am nursing Bunny. We had an ultrasound and saw our tiny little baby! All we could really see was a blob, but it is a beautiful blob! I am feeling very nauseated all day and night. I did not feel nauseated with Bunny until I was 8 weeks along. I can’t wait to tell our family! We will tell the world after our next appointment, around 11 weeks. I am so excited for Bunny to be a big sister!
Yay! I finally got a positive pregnancy test! We have been trying to get pregnant since my cycle came back, 5 months ago. I am still nursing Bunny and knew that would make it more difficult, but I didn’t expect to feel so bummed every time I got my period. I am so excited we are expecting! I took a few Wonfo tests and they were all negative. When I was 6 weeks late I decided to buy a dollar tree test just in case the others were not accurate. I immediately received a positive result! I want to tell everyone but am hesitant because a couple of close friends recently had a miss-carriage. From my estimate, I am 4 weeks pregnant. I have to wait 4 more weeks before I can see a doctor. I am so excited!!!
If you are currently pregnant or have ever been pregnant, you know how difficult it is to take your prenatal vitamins daily. Why is it difficult? For most pregnant women it is difficult to take a prenatal vitamin because prenantals are massive and make you want to throw up, and after you take them your stomach doesn’t feel so great, again, making you want to throw up. I know a few moms who never took prenantals because of this. During this pregnancy, I was so nauseated all day I didn’t want to eat, but I made sure to take my prenantals every day. My midwife and doctor suggested to me to stop taking the prenatals for a few days and see if that helped my nausea, allowing me to eat. Food AND vitamins are important when you are growing a baby! I knew there had to be a good, easy on the stomach prenatal vitamin out there. After doing some research, I found one!
Mommy Water is an advanced prenatal vitamin drink mix. Mommy Water comes in a single serving packet. Simply add Mommy Water to 16 ounces of water, mix well, and enjoy! Mommy Water currently comes in two flavors, Lemon Zest and Berry Splash.
Mommy Water is better than a traditional prenatal pill for a few reasons. Mommy Water has prebiotic fiber source which is great for digestive health. Mommy Water contains inulin which can boost calcium absorption to aid in building and maintaining strong and healthy bones. Because Mommy Water is rich in iron this can help you feel fuller longer and helps to promote a healthy digestive tract and can help with regulate bowl movements. Sad but true, when you are pregnant most women flip flop between having diarrhea and being constipated. Not the best pregnancy side effect.
Pregnancy brain is also a fun pregnancy side effect, but Mommy Water can help with that! Mommy Water contains choline, which is essential to fetal brain development, but can also help reduce pregnancy brain! Mommy Water also contains electrolytes, which helps combat dehydration and improves absorption of the other vitamins and minerals. I know my doctor and midwife were constantly on me to consume some kind of electrolytes when I was not eating much. Mommy Water also contains pyridoxine which helps alleviate nausea and vomiting. Water intake is also very important when pregnant. You mix Mommy Water with 16 ounces of water, which is a pretty good start to consuming your daily water needs. Mommy Water is a great way to achieve many of my daily pregnancy goals- drink a gallon of water a day, take my prenatal vitamins, and get some electrolytes.
I tried both flavors of Mommy Water and I must say, they are both very good! I normally dislike anything lemony but I actually like Lemon Zest Mommy Water. I might like it more than Berry Splash! Both of the flavors are not overwhelming. They are nice and just the right balance of flavor. Mommy Water definitely makes it much easier for me to take my prenatal vitamins!
Mommy Water is not just for pregnant women. Mommy Water is a great vitamin supplement for nursing moms as well. I personally take prenatal vitamins from the moment we want to conceive until, well I am still taking them! I plan to stop taking prenatal vitamins once I am done nursing and done having babies! Prenatal vitamins are a great everyday vitamin even if you are not pregnant. Mommy Water certainly helps those women (just about every woman) who have a hard time taking traditional prenatal vitamins.
You can buy Mommy Water online, either in a sample two pack (one of each flavor for $2) or a 30 day supply for $28.99.
If you currently use or have used a nipple shield, you will be as excited as I am for this review! NippleNest is a nipple shield case. Sounds simple right? It is simple! Before I discovered NippleNest, I was using a snack container to hold my nipple shield. I looked all over for a nipple shield case, but I couldn’t find any. Finally I found NippleNest!
NippleNest is a storage case designed specifically for nipple shields. NippleNest is shaped like a nipple shield, with a drying rack on the bottom to allow airflow to your nipple shield as it dries. This is a wonderful feature. I don’t know how many times I had to quickly wash my nipple shield and try to dry it completely in a few seconds before tossing it in an air tight container to keep it safe and sanitary while in my diaper bag. When I did this, the nipple shield was always damp when I needed it next. NippleNest allows your nipple shield to dry while keeping it safe and sanitary. Now I can wash my nipple shield and put it directly into the NippleNest, toss it in my diaper bag, and go!
NippleNest is BPA and phthalates free. NippleNest is dishwasher safe (yes!). NippleNest is made in the USA, which I love! NippleNest fits any and all brands and sizes of nipple shields. NippleNest is available in four colors: Lemon Lime, Orangesicle, Orchid, and Periwinkle.
NippleNest is great for every day use. Nipple shields are clear. I lost a couple nipple shields, and the dog ate one. Losing a nipple shield is incredibly frustrating. With NippleNest, you will never lose a nipple shield again! The bright colors make NippleNest easy to find in your diaper bag and around your house. There are many benefits to having a NippleNest instead of a random container that happens to fit a nipple shield. With a container I found I would have a ring of residue on the bottom of the container, especially if I put my wet nipple shield in the container. With NippleNest you do not have that ring of residue. NippleNest allows your nipple shield to dry while inside, whereas a container keeps the moisture in, not a good thing. NippleNest is shaped like a nipple shield which keeps it from bending or pushing on the nipple shield and deforming it. I can’t tell you how many times I closed the lid on my random container to find out later I was compressing the nipple shield or had closed it in the seam of the container. I don’t have to worry about that with NippleNest! NippleNest hugs your nipple shield!
I use a Medela contact nipple shield. It fits perfectly inside NippleNest. I use NippleNest when I go out and at night to store my nipple shield instead of having it sit there all night long in the open air. NippleNest keeps my nipple shield from getting dirty and lost. My only complaint is I wish I had found this sooner! If you use a nipple shield, you NEED this product!
You can buy NippleNest online here for $14.99. I can not tell you how much I love NippleNest. I wish I had this from day one. If you use a nipple shield, or know someone who does, do yourself, or them, a favor and order this ASAP!