Thursday, August 25, 2011

New Baby Gear

Yesterday me and my parents went to Sears because they needed a new washer and dryer. Needless to say the very nice sales lady noticed I am pregnant and told us they are having a "huge" sale in the baby section. Well we made our way over to see what they had and if it was a "huge" sale. And let me tell you, it was! Every single item in the section had a percentage off. Most 50% or more. Well we couldn't resist the good deals and we ended up leaving with a Travel System, Play Yard, Swing, Sleep Gowns, and 3 Fleece Blanket's. Here are pictures of the "big" items.

Carter's ® Cozy Comfort Musical Swing

Carter's ® Comfort & Care Playard & Change

Evenflo Journey Travel System - Mesa Green

Monday, August 22, 2011

My New Best Friend, For My Face ;)


This cute little gadget is called a Clarisonic Mia. It is a wonderful skin cleansing system that comes in a variety of colors. I purchased mine on for a very reasonalble price. I also did the 2 day shipping, and it actually came in the next morning. Talk about great service.

I have been breaking out very badly since I've been pregnant. I was hoping it would change some after my first trimester, but unfortunately it has gotten worse. I have tried a few things to help with the ugly red bumps but they don't seem to subside. In the 4 days that I have had my new best friend I have used it 3 times, and I can already tell a good difference. There are no longer noticeable bumps on my forehead, the skin seems fairly flat to the touch. I break out mostly on my chin closer to the corners of my mouth, and those are going away or flatining fairly quickly.

I know that the Clarisonic seems like a lot of money, but to me it is very worth it. I made sure to do my research on it to make sure this was something I wouldn't mind spending that type of money on. So if you are unsure I recommend watching YouTube videos, they are very helpful.

You can use any cleanser that you like with the Clarisonic, although it does come with a travel size of one of theirs. I just use a mild cleanser, Cetephil. Then I follow with a toner, Witch Hazel. Ending with a light oil free moisturizer, CeraVe. These were also the same things that I used pre-pregnancy, but since the Clarisonic is a gentle exfoliater they can all work to help soak in to my skin because of unclogging my pores. Maybe get my skin acne free? Or at least less visible? Only continued use and time will tell.

So if you are having acne issues like me, pregnant or not, I recommend that you check out my new best friend. :)

Weekly Pregnancy Questionnaire

Here is a little weekly pregnancy questionnaire I've seen lots of ladies fill out. It's kind of fun, right?

This week, Baby is the size of a: Onion
How far along? 17w3d
Due date: January 27, 2012
Total weight gain/loss: 8 pounds gained
Maternity clothes? Just pants, capris, and shorts. They are so much more comfortable than my regular bottoms, and I don't just seem "over weight" my bump is more defined. I am still wearing my regular tops and dresses.
Sleep: I have been sleeping really good this week. I still have my late night bathroom breaks.
Best moment this week: Feeling Eli kick for the first time!
Movement: Above^^
Food cravings: Nothing that lasts to long. My husband has more than me. ;)
Symptoms: Sore feet and back when I stand to long. Sore hips from sleeping.
Gender: Hopefully he's still all boy!
Labor Signs: Nope.
Belly Button in or out? Still the same as pre pregnancy.
Feeling toward Pregnancy: A little overwhelmed with everything we still have to get.
What I miss: Just my husband. Nothing pre-pregnancy wise. I didn't drink or smoke.
What I am looking forward to: Picking stuff out for his nursery.
Milestones: The first kick.