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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Pregnancy Tag 2013

Hey everyone I was watching a video on youtube and came across this pregnancy tag, I thought I would do this Tag for ya'll today. Tomorrow I will be 33 weeks pregnant with a girl.

1. How and When did you find out you were pregnant? Well in 2012 I spent the whole month of June in Hawaii visiting my fiance. The last two weeks there I got really sick kinda like flu symptoms. I came back July 2nd. My last period was May 29 and I was suppose to have a period around July 4th but never had it so on July 9th I went to the clinic and they told me I was pregnant.

2. How did you feel? I was excited because I really wanted a baby and have a family with Josh.

3. How old were you? I was 20 years old.

4. How did you tell your partner? I was back in Texas and He was on a ship traveling around Hawaii for the marines. I called him that very day I found out and told him I was pregnant.

5. Did you wait 3 months to tell people? why or why not? I did not wait 3 months but I had to wait a little bit because of personal things that were going on at the time.

6. Is this your first? Yes this is my first pregnancy and going to be my first child.

7. Do you want more children? Yes we do we are thinking about 3. He wants the next one to be a boy.

8. Your biggest craving? Throughout my pregnancy I never actually had a big craving. But I do eat a lot of potato's like french fries, baked potato, etc.

9. What is the best part about being pregnant? I would say getting to feel her move and hearing her heartbeat, it assures me that she is okay and that she is healthy.

10. What is the worst part about being pregnant? Mine would have to be nasal congestion and leg cramps. I get the worst leg cramps especially when I am trying to get comfortable or when I am trying to sleep. 

11. Do you know the Gender and what do you Prefer? I am having a girl. I always wanted my first one to be a girl so I was happy when I found out.

12. Do you have a name picked out? What is the story... Yes her name is going to be Chloe Ann. I am not giving out the last name for security reasons. Anyways Chloe is a name I always loved and I thought it was rare because I never heard it a lot. Ann is from my grandma who died of cancer, I thought it was important for Chloe to have Ann as her middle name. 

13. What is your birth plan? I don't really have a birth plan. I mean if I am in pain I will ask for a epidural. My mom, Josh and Josh mom will be in the room with me. 

14. Will you breast feed? I am doing formula because I have health issues and there is medicine that I have to go back on once she is born.

15. Do you plan to work or be a stay at home mom? As for now I plan to be a stay at home mom until otherwise. Josh will be supporting me and the baby plus I have my parents to help me. I just think it's best for me to be a stay at home mom for now since everyone else works and won't be able to watch her.

16. Will you make your own baby food? Probably not but I could try.

17. Do you have any nursery ideas or themes? Chloe will be staying in my room with me so I don't have any ideas for now. But when she gets older I was thinking a ladybug or a owl theme.

CES <3

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Update On: Engagement, Moving, Goals, Life...

Hey everyone! So I haven't done a actual update on me in a while, I mean I been doing pregnancy log's but I haven't updated ya'll on how I been and what's been going on lately.

   So when I first started this blog almost 3 years ago it was about me ranting about my health and my relationships well everything has changed since then. My health as you may know was crazy at first because my doctor diagnose me with IC which means my bladder wall is damage. I had a Bladder Disease for 2 almost 3 years now and lately it's been a little better. During Pregnancy it hasn't bother me at all but I am worried for when I go into labor how it will act. Every time I am in pain now my whole body starts to shake and I can't get it to stop sometimes. After I have Chloe I probably have to go back on my medicine because I only stop taking them for now because I am Pregnant. Once she is born I plan to do monthly updates on my health like I used to and monthly updates on how Chloe is doing.
   As for relationships well me and Josh are engaged and we are doing good. We are working things out that happened in the past so we can have a healthy relationship for our daughter. He proposed on New Years and we are getting married in December of this year hopefully. Josh is in the Marines so he is in Hawaii and I am in Texas so right now we are doing a long distance relationship which we been doing for past year. I try to go to Hawaii when I can to visit him like I did twice last year. This November me, my mom and Chloe are planning to go to Hawaii for a week for Thanksgiving to spend time with him. Everyone main question to ask is "Am I planning to move with him after Chloe is Born?" my response to that is we are waiting till after I get my degree which I only have about 9 classes left.

   So I am still living with my parents and plan to do so till me and Josh move in together. Right now my family is planning on moving to a different house in town before Chloe comes. We are using our income tax to move and so far my mom has a lot of packing done even though we do have more to pack. Chloe stuff is in boxes already and her big stuff is in storage till we move. We are planning to be moved out by March 1 hopefully. I can't wait to finally set Chloe stuff up and get her crib up. Maybe I will do a post once it is set up show I can show ya'll how it looks.
   As for College I am taking this semester off and I won't go back till August of this year. I thought I would take this semester off so I can focus on being healthy for labor and being there for Chloe.

*So I know this is a long update but I wanted to update ya'll on how I been and what's been going on lately in my life.*

CES <3

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Over The Counter Medication Safe for Pregnancy

Hey everyone, Today blog post it gonna be about medication that is safe to take during pregnancy. I wish I knew what I could take earlier on then just knowing about it now. I got this list from my doctor's office and it's everything they recommend that is safe. Now I would wait to take any medication till you are in your second trimester because that's what all doctors recommend. If you have any questions please ask your doctor first.

Upper Respiratory:

1. Sudafed
2. Actifed
3. Dimetapp
4. Benadryl
5. Tavist
6. Vicks
7. Delsym
8. Robitussin
9. Chloraseptic Throat Spray
10. Throat Lozenges
11. Tylenol PM
12. Claritin D
13. Emergen-C
14. Zicam (not nasal)
15. Mucinex
16. Zyrtec
17. Saline Nasal Spray

Aches and Pains:

1. Tylenol


1. Dramamine
2. Emetrol


1. Benadryl
2. Unisom

Gas and Indigestion:

1. Maalox
2. Mylanta
3. Tums
4. Mylicon
5. Gas x
6. Phazyme
7. Titralac
8. Rolaids 
9. Zantac
10. Prilosec


1. Citrucel
2. Metamucil
3. Correctol
4. Dulcolax


1. Imodium AD
2. Kaopectate
3. Diasorb
4. Donnagel


1. Anusol
2. Preparation H

*Hope this helps!*

CES <3

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Pregnancy Log #12: 32 Weeks!!!

Hey everyone I turn 32 weeks tomorrow but I thought I would do this post today instead. I have 8 weeks left till Chloe Ann will be here in our lives. Me and my Fiance can't wait to finally meet her!!

How many Weeks and Due Date: 32 weeks pregnant and due March 22.

Gender and Name: It's a Girl. Chloe Ann.

Pregnancy Symptoms: Leg Cramps, Nasal Congestion, Heartburn and Exhausted.

What does my Belly look like:

How much do I weigh: I haven't weighed my self since last doctor appointment which had me at 109. I go next Wednesday to see my doctor and hopefully by then I gained a couple of pounds.

Sleep Habits: Sleep has been horrible for me lately. I just can't sleep because of the nasal congestion, leg cramps and heartburn.

Baby Movements: She is such a active baby. Mostly at night though is when I can really feel her moving.

Next Doctor Visit: January 30th at 10:30am

How are you feeling right now: Exhausted. I haven't slept much lately so I been really tired lately. Plus my nasal congestion is driving me crazy!

Looking Forward To: Moving to a new house and finally getting her crib set up.

Any Updates/News: Chloe diaper bag is packed and ready. My hospital bag is almost done I have a few things left to pack. My family is looking at houses because we are wanting to move before Chloe is born. Going house hunting hopefully this Saturday.

CES <3

Monday, January 21, 2013

Baby Essentials Haul #8

Hey everyone I just went to Target to pick up a few baby stuff for Chloe that I needed to get before she is born.

I got a Bottle Brush Cleaner that was only $1. I also picked up Gerber 3 pack bottles that are 5oz.

I needed to pick up some more Burp Cloths and Wash Towels. I also got 2 more pairs of socks for her. The Wash Cloths and Socks were $1 each.

I needed some Diaper Rash Cream so I got Desitin. I also picked up a Baby bar for when we start to give her a bath. I got this rattler for only $1.

CES <3

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Baby Shower for Chloe 2013

Hey everyone so yesterday I had my Baby Shower and it was fun. I really appreciated everyone that came and had brought Chloe gifts. My fiance Josh had to go back to Hawaii today which was tough on me but I thought I would show pictures of my Baby Shower.

This was the Lanterns that we had hanging up. It had the Hawaiian theme since that was the theme of the baby shower.

 These were the cupcakes that we had.

Here is a view of the cake table. I really love my cake.

Me and my fiance Josh

Me and my friend Sandra. She is also gonna be my made of honor. She is doing my hair and makeup for the wedding.

I got a Play Mat from my friend.

It's a hanging thing I got from a family member.

Baby bottle drinking game #1

Baby bottle drinking game #2

My Love <3

Measuring mommy and daddy game

Baby food game

Josh and his Family

CES <3

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Pregnancy Log #11: 31 Weeks!!!

Hey so I can't believe I have 9 weeks left till I meet my baby girl. Me and my fiance are so ready to have Chloe Ann in our lives.

How many Weeks and Due Date: I am 31 weeks and my due date is March 22. I have a feeling she might come early but we hope not too early.

Gender and Name: Girl. Chloe Ann.

Pregnancy Symptoms: Leg Cramps, Round Ligament Pain, Insomnia and Nasal Congestion.

What does my Belly look like:

How much do I weigh: I went to doctor yesterday and I haven't gained any pounds. I still weigh 109 so it does kinda worry me but Chloe is healthy.

Sleep Habits: I haven't been getting much sleep still, it's my insomnia.

Baby Movements: She is still a active baby as usual. She has been getting the hiccups more lately to where I can feel it. She does have her days where she is kinda quiet.

Next Doctor Visit: January 30th at 10:30am

How are you feeling right now: I am feeling okay even though my bladder is driving me crazy. I been trying to rest as much as I can. My fiance makes sure I do.

Looking Forward To: Baby Shower is in 2 days!!!!

Any Updates/News: Baby Shower is in 2 days. I been putting stuff in her diaper bag to get it ready for the hospital. So far 1 outfit is packed and ready for her to wear. My fiance is leaving to go back to Hawaii this Sunday. My fiance bought Chloe some hand mittens and a cute owl outfit.

*I am so excited about Saturday I can't wait to hang out with friends and open baby shower gifts with my fiance. Next blog post will be a Baby Shower Haul and pictures. I am 31 weeks and has 9 more to go!!*

CES <3

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Essentials to put in your Hospital and Diaper Bag

Hey everyone so I am about to be 31 weeks pregnant and lately I been getting together things I wanna put in my hospital and diaper bag. I have this app on my Ipad called Sprout Lite Pregnancy and I been using that throughout my whole pregnancy. Well it has a organizer on there where it has a list of what you should put in your hospital and diaper bag. Today I am gonna share what essentials you should pack in your hospital and diaper bag. Now I went to tour the labor and delivery wing at my hospital and they told me what they thought I should bring so first I would check your hospital to see what they recommend.

Hospital Bag for Mommy:

1. Socks- Nice comfortable socks are best. I am bringing fuzzy socks because my feet get cold really fast.
2. Bras- Bring comfortable fitting bras and nursing bras if you are breast feeding. I am just bringing sports bras because I am not breast feeding and they are comfortable.
3. Underwear- Hospital will provide underwear but still best to bring your own. Bring some that you don't mind if they get messed up.
4. Nursing Gown or Nightshirt
5. Sweat Pants- I am bringing these because I want to be comfortable as I can be and the hospitals are really cold.
6. Robe and Slippers
7. Clothes to wear home- I would pack comfortable clothes just in case you have a c section.
8. Medication- If you have any medicine you were taken before pregnancy bring those unless your doctor tells you otherwise. I am bringing my bladder medication.
9. Make up and Toiletries- Make up is only up to you if you want to bring it most bring it to take pictures.
10. Hair brush and hair ties
11. Lotion
12. Sanitary Pads and Breast Pads- Important to make sure you bring these because you will use these.

Diaper Bag for your Baby:

1. Car Seat- Most important thing to make sure you have ready. even though it's not for your diaper bag I still wanted to mention it.
2. Newborn Hats (2/3)- Depending on the weather and how cold it is in the hospital room.
3. Receiving Blanket
4. Outfits (2/3)- To change your baby into for pictures.
5. Socks (2/3)
6. Going home outfit
7. Hand Mittens- Babies like to scratch their face and their nails are pretty long at birth.
8. Baby Lotion
9. Burp Cloth
10. Sample pack of wipes

*There is other stuff that you can bring with you which include Camera, Charger, Phone, Driver License and etc.*

CES <3

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Baby Shower Cake

Hey everyone I wanted to share with ya'll how my baby shower cake looks like. Our theme for the Baby shower is Hawaiian and it's this Saturday! I will be 31 weeks at the Baby Shower.

We got this photo from the Internet. The Baby Shower is for Chloe Ann. Let me know what you think of this cake for the Baby Shower.

CES <3

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Pregnancy Log #10: 30 Weeks!!!

Hey everyone I am 30 weeks tomorrow and I can't believe it. These days have been going by so fast and she is almost here!!

How many Weeks and Due Date: 30 weeks tomorrow and Due Date is March 22, 2013

Gender and Name: It's a Girl. Chloe Ann.

Pregnancy Symptoms: Nasal Congestion, Major Heartburn, Leg Cramps and Fatigue.

How much do I weigh: Last time I was weighed I was 109 pounds. So far I gained total of 11 pounds.

Sleep Habits: Sleep hasn't been that good lately because I either get really bad leg cramps or really bad heartburn.

Baby Movements: She moves a lot! Even as I am typing this she is kicking me. I am now starting to feel when she has the hiccups.

Next Doctor Visit: Jan. 16th at 8:45am and Josh is coming with me to meet my doctor. At the last appointment I found out I am Anemic so I am now taking a Iron Supplement.

How are you feeling right now: I am feeling pretty good so far. It is getting late so I am gonna try to rest soon.

Looking Forward To: Baby Shower is next week!!

Baby Shower Details: The baby shower is next Saturday. Our theme is still Hawaiian and we finally found the perfect cake! We been buying a lot of decorations and has some ideas on food now.

Any Updates/News: Josh is staying longer than expected!! I finally picked out a Pediatric Doctor for Chloe, I met with him and he is a really good doctor. I bought the Crib bedding and a diaper bag. I am packing my hospital bag this weekend just to be prepared. I got Engaged!!!

P.S: Sorry I haven't done a picture of how big I am, for some reason I can't get it to upload on here. Kinda making me mad.

CES <3

Saturday, January 5, 2013

New Years 2013: I got Engaged!!!

Hey everyone happy 2013! So for this new years I got engaged to Josh who I knew ever since 2009. He propose to me at midnight on new years by a fire work stand.

Here is what the ring looks like. He got it at Gordon's. The ring size he got me was a 7 so I had to go back to get it re-sized and I find out I am a 5. So I don't have the ring right now I am waiting to get a call so I can go pick it up. I love the ring!

This is me on new years eve. I was 28 weeks at the time.

CES <3

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Baby Essentials Haul #7

Hey Happy New Years everyone!!

We finally got her a Mattress for the crib which I didn't show in this Haul but I wanted to show you the crib set we got her. It's from Sears and it's a 3 piece crib set. It's by Lambs and Ivy.

We also got a crib bumper to match with the crib set.

Here is the Diaper Bag that I got from Sears.

Josh decided to pick this up for her. We wanted to get a shirt that said "I love my Daddy and his tattoo's" but they were sold out so we got this instead.

Josh picked up this hat for her. We thought this would look cute on her and it will keep her warm.

*This is my Haul for ya'll showing what I picked up for Chloe before she is born. Next Haul is gonna be showing what I got at my Baby Shower.*

CES <3