35/36 Weeks Pregnancy Update

7.26.2015


DRESS: SIMILAR

Taken this afternoon right after Church. I am 36 weeks and 1 day! Baby girl is as big as a large Cantaloupe. I have 3 weeks and 6 days left, but whose counting? ;)

I have been so busy lately that the last few pregnancy updates have been done two weeks at a time. We just have so much going on it gets hard to snap a picture of myself during the week. Last weekend we painted the nursery, or should I say I painted the nursery. This may not sound like a big deal, but being almost nine months pregnant and seeing that the nursery is really the size of two bedrooms... it was a feat and I am exhausted. I am also really proud of how it turned out because I have never painted before! There was a bit of a learning curve but I think I got it down. Trevor really couldn't do much with his foot, but he helped here and there. Taping, pouring paint, watching me paint, haha. Bless his heart. It was fun to talk about our little girl and how this will be her bedroom, probably the biggest bedroom she will ever have all to herself. Too bad she won't realize it before she can truly enjoy that aspect, haha.

Anyways, the paint job made a world of difference in the room! It got me really excited to finally get started on fixing up the rest of the house, probably after baby however. And then this weekend we finished all the big stuff up, putting together the crib, moving in the dresser, framing pictures, Grandpa even built the stroller and car seat! I have to give a big thank you to my parents who helped out a ton. They were on their way back from Canada and stopped in for the weekend. Grandpa and Grandma worked their butts off helping Trevor and I who honestly needed it under our current conditions. It was greatly appreciated and cut the time it would have taken us in half, probably more! haha

So many things have been changing for me physically lately. I feel her move so much more now which is crazy! I feel like I keep saying this but I guess that makes sense as she gets bigger and bigger, but it doesn't change how weird and fun it is. My back hurts, and my hip pain is an every night thing causing me not to sleep that well basically every night now. I have been breaking out like never before in my life. I mean it, I never had breakouts like this even as a teenager! haha I think I have a lot going on with my hormones lately and this heat and constant sweating isn't helping. I have even noticed my shoes not fitting, which I have heard happening to many pregnant women. As long as they shrink back I will be fine, I have too many amazing shoes! haha All of this for baby girl is worth it though, really. I can't wait. This week at my next appointment I will have an ultrasound which I am excited for. I have only seen baby girl twice so it will be fun to see how big she is in comparison. The doctor wants to see where she is positioned and if she is ready to go for birth! I also have to have the Group B Strep test which is going to be a blasssssst. I can't believe I only have four more doctor's appointments! AHHHHH. August can't come soon enough :)

Time Machine App

7.24.2015


We live in an incredible time where we are able to use social media creatively for so many purposes! When we are able to use the internet for humanitarian work, that changes everything. The Time Machine App is pretty much just that, a humanitarian app! It creates an awareness of causes, organizations and foundations that need attention because of the good they are doing. You can use the Time Machine App to find creative ways to spend your time while supporting causes and brands you care about. Did I mention it was FREE? Not only that but it is super easy to use and be apart of. Just join a campaign with your favorite brand or cause, choose which actions you want to complete and start checking them off your list! You can even prizes for doing and spreading good.


The purpose behind this campaign really touches me personally. They are really trying to bring awareness to children with critical illnesses. I have mentioned my nephew Evan several times on my blog. Evan has SMA (spinal muscular atrophy) a genetic disease that affects the motor neuron cells in the spinal cord, impacting the ability to walk, eat, or breathe. Raising awareness for children whose lives are impacted daily by their illnesses can go a long way in regards to the attention research gets to really make a difference in these children's lives.




From now until July 28, we’re going to start spending time and making change. Download Time Machine on iOS for free to get the most of out of your minutes and qualify to win a VIP experience with Imagine Dragons.

1. Get the App. Time Machine is free on iOS. Go get it in the App Store.

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Disclosure: I was compensated for this post. All opinions are mine, and I wholeheartedly support helping others!

Brit Nicole Photography - Mountain Maternity

7.20.2015



A little bit ago now I was able to get some pictures taken by the adorable Brit Nicole Photography, you may recognize her from the photos she did for me for the Target Maternity Campaign I was apart of. I even was able to convince Trevor to take a few pictures with me. He is "lucky" that he broke his foot not too shortly after this or he would have had to take even more pictures with me throughout this pregnancy, you know, his favorite past time ever ;) We took these up near the mountains and I can't get over how beautiful Utah is sometimes.There may or may not have been a few "The hillsssss are alivvvvve" moments when doing this as well :) hahaha