New Blog!

Hi everyone! I wanted to make a quick little post on here to let you all know that I have decided to get back into blogging and start over with my blog! I will no long be here at Life of a Housewife. Instead, I will now be over at Lace & Pearls. I would absolutely love it if everyone who follows me on here would follow my new blog through Bloglovin’ as well as through GFC (which is on my sidebar on the new blog!)

If you decide to check out my lovely new site, I explain in more detail as to why I’ve decided to start over and move blogs. So please be sure to pop over there and read about it! Thank you so much to all of my lovely followers who have followed Life of a Housewife for so long  and I hope that you will make the new transition with me and help me grow Lace & Pearls to be something that everyone will want to read!

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Pregnancy Update – Week 15-17

17 week baby bump! On the way to a friends wedding!

How far along?
17 weeks 6 days.

Total weight gain?
Still about 12 pounds.

Maternity clothes?
I’ve been wearing a lot of maxi dresses since it’s been such nice weather here lately! It’s so much cheaper as well rather than buying actual maternity wear.

Stretch marks?
Not yet! Still using cocoa butter.

Sleep?
I’ve still been sleeping really well. It’s just getting harder now to get comfortable. I can’t really sleep on my left side much other wise the baby kicks me a ton.

Best moment this week?
Wasn’t this week but we did find out that we are having a girl! So exciting! I also received my baby shower invitations in the mail this week, they are so cute! I can’t wait until my shower in June!

Miss anything?
Having a beer or a glass of wine with my husband when we go out to dinner :(

Movement?
She has been kicking me and punching like crazy!

Food cravings?
Pizza!

Anything making you feel queezy or sick?
Nope, I feel really good!

Gender
GIRL!

Symptoms
Still really lightheaded which can be a pain in the butt when we are out in public and I need to sit down :( Also, my back has been hurting a lot lately as well.

Belly button in or out?
In!

Happy or moody most of the time?
Happy!

Looking forward to?
My baby shower! It’s at the beginning of June and I’m so excited for it. Only 2-ish more months!

So like I said in the update, we are having a little baby GIRL! I’m overjoyed that our first little baby is going to be a little miss, but of course I would have been happy with either gender as long as baby is healthy! I haven’t made a video in a while either, I’m so sorry about that guys! I’ve been so busy lately, but I am going to do my best to get one up at the beginning of next week!

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Pregnancy Update – Week 14

How far along?
15 weeks 3 days.

Total weight gain?
About 12 pounds :(

Maternity clothes?
Yes! I bought a super comfy pair of maternity jeans and a lovely maxi dress that I have been wearing the heck out of lately. I still need to get more though.

Stretch marks?
Not yet! I switched to using Palmers Cocoa Butter because I like the smell so much better.

Sleep?
I’ve been sleeping a lot better at night, so that’s been a relief. And still have a lot more energy during the day as well.

Best moment this week?
We bought the rocking chair/glider and crib mattress for the nursery!

Miss anything?
Eating lunch meat! I have been just dying to have some cold Salami and pepperoni. Mmm.

Movement?
Definitely been feeling a lot of of baby this week for sure.

Food cravings?
Anything cheesy. I’ve really been loving cheese quesadillas.

Anything making you feel queezy or sick?
Nothing right now. At the moment I can’t stop eating!

Gender
We are finding out on Friday!

Symptoms
Not much has changed since the last time I updated you all. I still have really bad heartburn and I’ve been getting really dizzy and light headed lately too. At my next doctors appointment I am going to be asking about that.

Belly button in or out?
In!

Happy or moody most of the time?
Happy!

Looking forward to?
Our gender scan is on Friday and I am sooooooo excited to finally know what we will be having!

I hope you all enjoyed the update! After our gender scan in Friday I will possibly be doing a video to let you all know the gender! I’m still deciding if I want to reveal it in a video on on my blog. So we will see!

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Bedroom Wishlist

Bedroom wishlist

Hi everyone! I haven’t done a wishlist post in a while so I thought that I would make one for our master bedroom. Since we have a baby on the way, we are going to be doing A LOT of redecorating and switching around rooms for the nursery. We’ll be redoing the guest bedroom and making it into an office/guest room and we will also be moving my dressing room (which is going to become the nursery) into another room of the house! While we are doing that, I have been really wanting to redo our master bedroom too. It’s quite plain right now and I don’t really like it very much at the moment. I have had my eye on these items for a while now and I’m so so so excited to finally be able to set up our bedroom how I’ve always wanted it!

All of the furniture and bedding I picked out are white and brightly colored. Our bedroom isn’t huge so I want lighter furniture to lighten it up a bit and to give the illusion that it’s bigger than it actually is. I have had my eyes on the Leirvik bedframe from IKEA for the longest time and I love how dainty the metal frame looks. The bedding set is a gorgeous lilac and cream color and I can’t wait to finally purchase it. I have been staring it at for over a year now! If you’d like to take a look at the whole set, you can find it HERE.

For the end tables, I really loved the ‘shabby chic’ look of the two I found on Wayfair.com. I absolutely adore the detailing on the wood. I think it’ll look gorgeous in the room! As for the dresser, I haven’t found one that I’m super crazy about yet, but one similar to what I have listed is what I’m going for. I also am planning on switching out the dresser knobs for pretty crystal ones as well.

And last I just have a cute little white decorative frame from IKEA that I think would be really cute and some flowers that would add a nice touch.

I’m so excited to redo the rooms in our house! It’s going to a fun project and I can’t wait to get started!

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Pregnancy Update – Week 12

How far along?
13 weeks! Yay! Out of first trimester finally!

Total weight gain?
About 9 pounds.

Maternity clothes?
Still nothing new other than the maternity shirts I bought awhile back. I really really really need to invest in some maternity jeans though. I can’t fit into any of mine anymore :(

Stretch marks?
Not yet! Still using Burt’s Bee’s Mamma Bee Belly Butter.

Sleep?
I’m not as tired during the day. I can still nap though (hah) but it definately isn’t as bad. Sleeping at night is getting harder and more uncomfortable. I can’t seem to stay asleep for more than 4 hours at a time for some reason. Boo.

Best moment this week?
Had our 12 week scan yesterday and it went perfectly! We got to see our little jelly bean bouncing around.

Miss anything?
Haven’t really missed anything too much this week.

Movement?
I have been feeling little tiny flutters and “thumps” where the baby is. It’s so crazy!

Food cravings?
Still pizza!

Anything making you feel queezy or sick?
I totally jinxed myself on my first video. The day after I filmed it I totally threw up :( I’ve been sick a few times since then too. I have no idea what’s going on! I thought that I was supposed to be feeling better by now!

Gender
We don’t know yet!

Symptoms
Still craving anything cheesy. Like I said previously, I’ve also had the pleasure of throwing up a few times and that is definitely annoying. oh my gosh HEARTBURN has started full force. Anything I eat now gives me awful heartburn and nothing helps it to go away. Ugh.

Belly button in or out?
In!

Happy or moody most of the time?
Happy!

Looking forward to?
Our gender scan is in two weeks. I’m so excited to find out if we are having a little boy or girl!

Another vlog will be up on my channel either tomorrow or Monday. So be sure to subscribe so you can see my weekly updates!

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The Honest Company // Review

Hi everyone! I hope you’re all doing great and having a lovely week so far! I wanted to do a quick little show and tell on a few little goodies that I received in the mail not to long ago. I was browsing online for baby things (exciting!) and came across The Honest Co. If you didn’t know, this company is founded by Jessica Alba and it is a safe, natural, non-toxic, eco-friendly line of products for babies and for everyday items. I’ve actually heard of this company before but never actually tried any of the products. They were offering a free trial and all I had to pay for was the shipping so I thought that it was a pretty good deal! First, I love the packaging and how everything is boxed! So cute! All of the items in the ‘free trial’ package are are trial sized obviously and if you like the products you have the option to subscribe monthly and get different items every month for a set fee. I haven’t looked too much into that since I’m still testing out all of the products but it’s something I might consider!

I was surprised that none of the products really have a smell at all. It’s all very very neutral. I have yet to test out the laundry detergent, the hand soap, or the body wash & shampoo but I’m working my way to them! I have used the lotions and I have to say they are incredibly moisturizing! I was actually shocked at how silky it made my skin feel. However, I do like a scent so I’m not sure if I really like that it doesn’t smell like anything. I’m planning on testing out the detergent next time I do laundry (if I can remember to use it!) so we will see how I end up liking that. Overall, I love that their products are so safe and that you don’t have to worry about harsh chemicals. It’s hard to find companies like that!

If you’re interested in the free trial, hop on over to their website HERE and take a look at what they offer!

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First Trimester Pregnancy Vlog

Hi everyone! I decided that I wanted to start doing pregnancy Vlogs because I absolutely love watching them and I would love to have something to look back on once we have our little baby. I hope that my vlogs are helpful to the ladies who are pregnant or who want to get pregnant! This is my very first vlog ever so bear with me. I also want to apologize for the quality of the video. I’m going to start using my camera to film so hopefully they look much better than this.

I plan on doing weekly pregnancy updates and random little vlogs in between those updates. So I hope you guys enjoy! I would love it if you subscribed and followed my channel!

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Pregnancy Update – Week 11

How far along?
11 weeks, 2 days. Next week is my last week in the first trimester! So happy!

Total weight gain?
About 7-8 pounds. I feel like that’s a lot.

Maternity clothes?
I’ve only bought maternity shirts so far. I like them a lot because they’re long enough to cover my bum so that I can wear my leggings. SO much more comfortable than jeans! I bought a few bump bands but my jeans still aren’t comfy at all. I’m thinking I might have to suck it up and get a pair of maternity pants soon.

Stretch marks?
Not yet. I use the Burts Bees Mamma Bee Belly Butter every night. I don’t really like smell of it so when it runs out I’m going to try something different.

Sleep?
I’m SO tired all the time, oh my gosh. I don’t think I have ever felt this exhausted in my life! Even though I’m so tired sleep is getting a little uncomfortable so I went out and bought a pregnancy wedge pillow to put in between my knees at night. Hopefully this helps!

Best moment this week?
My mother in law sent us a care package filled with adorable baby things. I loved getting all of it!

Miss anything?
I definately miss having a drink at dinner! I know I’m going to miss it even more when it starts getting hotter here!

Movement?
Not yet. However we’ve seen our little one flipping and kicking a ton during ultrasounds so I know it’s quite active in there!

Food cravings?
Anything cheesy! I’ve especially been craving pizza a lot!

Anything making you feel queezy or sick?
Nothing at the moment. A few weeks ago almost anything made me feel so nauseous that I didn’t want to eat anything. Thank goodness that has disappeared!

Gender
We don’t know yet! But I am like 99% sure that it’s going to be a girl! We booked an early gender scan at 15 weeks so I’m really hoping that we will find out then!

Symptoms
I still feel so exhausted. It feels like a huge chore to do pretty much anything at the moment. My poor husband hasn’t been getting home cooked meals as often because I’m just so exhausted all the time! Besides feeling tired all the time, I also have been constantly hungry. I’m always snacking on something! I’ve also been getting ligament pain in my stomach area which is definately no fun at all. I don’t know how long it lasts but hopefully it goes away soon!

Belly button in or out?
In!

Happy or moody most of the time?
Happy most of the time!

Looking forward to?
March 7th is our next ultrasound and I can’t wait to see our little one!

I hope you all enjoyed this update! I am going to start doing my pregnancy updates at the end of each week. I just hadn’t posted in a while and I really wanted to share my update with you guys! So I hope you enjoyed it! If there are any other mommy blogs or pregnancy blogs that you guys like reading please leave me the links, I’d love to get some new blogs to read!

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