DIY: Placenta Encapsulation  

Placenta encapsulation has been something that I knew I wanted to try even before becoming pregnant. Although there is no scientific based evidence or controlled studies to back up the theory, many new moms are speaking out about the differences they have felt after consuming their placenta. After much research and consideration, I figured it ought…

Birth Affirmations

As D-day is fast approaching I find myself with mixed emotions about this highly anticipated day. I’m anxious, a little fearful, excited and extremely eager to meet our daughter who I’ve been growing inside of me for 9 freaking months!  Although I have been telling myself that labor and birth is a normal, natural process,…

9 Month Bumpdate!

The last few weeks have been the same as far as how I’ve been feeling: exhausted, filled with joy, over it, excited, someone save me. HAHA! Around three weeks ago Kaia found herself comfortable right on my sciatic nerve. The pain was extreme and it left me feeling hopeless with a sharp shooting-numbing pain running…

Garden Party!

I cannot believe how fast time is flying by! This past weekend was my baby shower and after planning, organizing and more planning I can finally take a breath of relief! I really did enjoy planning it since admittedly, I’m a control freak-perfectionist and when I have something in mind, a vision I suppose, I…

29 Weeks~Bump date!

I’m 29 weeks today! Which means I’m 7 months pregnant and a week into my third trimester. It’s crazy how time has been flying by. It seems just like yesterday that I peed on that little stick and found out that I was going to become a mother. We’ve come such a long way. I’m…

Natural Stretch Mark Moisturizer

I’ve always been interested in natural remedies and I think it’s especially important to stay away from any unnecessary ingredients that may be harmful during pregnancy. I’ve heard about so many different companies who produce products claiming to prevent, heal and make stretch marks disappear. But despite their claims, most of these serum’s actually don’t work. While…

Ten Old Wives Tales That Were Actually True!

Waiting 16-20 weeks to find out your little ones gender can feel like a lifetime!! Theres always people around who like to guess on the gender of your baby and of course you have your own idea of what your little one is! For me, I had a really strong feeling it was a little…

22 Weeks- Wait What?!

Okay but seriously where has the time gone? I’m sitting here two weeks shy of being 6 months pregnant! I can’t believe it! I’ve been feeling my little babe move around since about 16 weeks but the last week or so I can feel her getting stronger. I was half way asleep when I jolted…

IT’S A….

♥LITTLE LADY!! ♥ Erik and I were hiking in Big Sur on June 19th and little did we know I was already carrying our daughter! On the coastal ride back home we started thinking about names. He’s actually the one who came up with our daughters first name. We then started thinking about middle names and…

20 weeks! Oh my! 

Wow! I have officially made it to the half way point! Morning sickness is non-exsistant although I’ve been having little dizzy spells here and there. My food aversions are actually getting much better! Yesterday I ate asparagus and mushrooms and this morning I didn’t pick out my spinach from my morning omelet! What?! Winning! I…

Major Food Aversions… Still. 

Even well into my 2nd trimester at 18 weeks I’ve been having major food aversions. Or as my man would call it I’m just super picky! It usually starts off with him naming off a complete list of every single food item in every single food group and I shake my head and say ewwww!…

Mama-to-be: My 1st Trimester, Honestly. 

Ahhhh! I can finally say I’m feeling better. I’m being honest when I say that the last few months have not been easy for me. From morning sickness that lasted all day, to extreme exhaustion, not having an appetite and being super moody. On top of that, I could not breathe for the life of…