Tag Archives: pregnant

Maternity Photos Baby #3

April 18, 2017

I hope you girls had a great Easter weekend. We certainly did.

I’m currently 37 weeks pregnant, sitting on the couch tonight with my legs propped up, writing this post. I haven’t written in too long…I’m glad I’m posting little something before baby boy makes his appearance! I wanted to do a quick round-up of my favorite shots that were taken during my maternity shoot…

This lace bra (I could only find a similar one) was just perfect! It went well with my skin-tone, the surroundings and the little kimono robe I was wearing.

My labra-doodle Brando wanted some love too! Isn’t he cute?! I love this floral kimono. I couldn’t find the same one, I bought this months ago, but I linked something similar.

My first baby, Liam♥. He’s 4 now, I can’t believe it! Though he was a bit shy, I know he was excited to take some pictures with me. :)

This lace dress belonged to the photographer and she let me borrow it.

The following gowns are both from sew trendy accessories. I think that this is THE best brand for maternity gowns. There are so many style and color choices to choose from, and almost fully customizable. The one I’m wearing here ↑, is the Emerlie style in the shade:  Periwinkle.

This dress gave me Mermaid feels! :)

IMG_6188

These floral hoop earrings from J.Crew are fabulous (And currently %25 OFF)!

Again, this lace gown is from sew trendy accessories. It is the Marilyn Gown in the shade:  Magenta. I added the drooped chiffon sleeves.

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Xo

PAP Signature

 

 

Baby #3: My First 12 Weeks of This Pregnancy

October 20, 2016

It was late August, on a Saturday and I was sprawled out on the couch just waking up from yet another nap, when I thought to myself “my gosh why am I so exhausted?!” At first I thought It was because Liam had just started school and we were waking up earlier. But then it clicked. I must be pregnant!

Before I even took any pregnancy test I was already familiar with the symptoms I was having. The one that gave it away was the extreme fatigue. I felt exactly the same with my previous 2 pregnancies in the initial weeks. My fatigue made me realize that I was actually already 5 days late!

My symptoms these past 12 weeks have been:

Fatigue

Excessive peeing

Bigger, heavier, sore boobs

Bloating

Weird Dreams

Some constipation (TMI I know, But I’m keeping it real)!

Occasional light-headedness

Trouble sleeping

Shortness of breath

Some food aversions + a couple of cravings

All sound great, huh? Well honestly, the first trimester is no picnic but I much rather have these symptoms than having nausea & vomiting. That’s never happened to me with any of my pregnancies. I consider myself lucky! I know within the next couple of weeks, when I’m in my 2nd trimester, I will have a lot more energy and enjoying all that pregnancy “glow” and a bigger baby bump!

I have to go pee…again (haha), talk to you soon!

– Stay tuned for the gender reveal coming up in the next couple of weeks!!♥

PAP Signature

image-7

For the Moms or Moms-to-be

July 11, 2014

Ok ladies, It’s my Friday round-up.

I chose these items more specifically for the mamas out there… & of course, these products were chosen with your health in mind! You know how I feel about products with a bunch of crap in them…pure & natural is the way to go when it comes to you and your baby!

This Honest Co. baby arrival gift set, is not only practical but adorable!
If you haven’t tried Honest Co. products for your little one, what are you waiting for?!
This set includes 7 essential/full-sized pieces including: Shampoo + Body Wash, Face + Body Lotion, Healing Balm, Hand Sanitizer, Silicone Baby Teether, Wipes & a 7-pack of Diapers.
 All items made with non-toxic, safe & natural ingredients.
Isn’t this Baby’s First Book by, Rag & Bone Bindery so cute (and original)?!
Well they are handmade, beautiful books – perfect to start jotting down all your baby’s first moments.
Let your creativity flow!
The two I own pictured here are: “Little Lions” & “Jungle Book.
I encourage you to check these adorable books out. I received both of mine as a gift from my sister — LOVE them!
Each ribbon-bound book contains 24 whimsical, fill-in pages like:
Before you were Born“,”How we picked your name” and “Baby’s World“.
 I love this page – Baby’s Mementos. I put hospital bracelets in there, my labor check-in card & of course my son’s belly button!
 ((And by the way these books were featured in American Baby, InStyle Magazine, Child, People Magazine, TotSnob, Parenting and more)).
Drinking water is essential…well, ALWAYS! But keeping hydrated during & after pregnancy is SUPER-DUPER important! So why not hydrate using these chic water bottles by Bkr?
You’re probably thinking…”Ok, this is just a water bottle. What’s so special about it?!”
Well, obviously >> If it’s a cute bottle your more likely to remember to drink.
But more importantly, Bkr bottles are made out of glass with a (colorful) silicone sleeve,
have a food grade polypropylene cap, BPA-free, phthalate free & are 100% reusable + recyclable.
During pregnancy, you may experience awful-itchy bellies! Just another lovely situation we have to deal with during this time.
But I FINALLY found a product that really does deal with this problem –  NO MORE ITCHY BABY BUMP!! Hooray!
Zoe Organics, relieves the itchy skin and is a rich conditioner for stretching skin during pregnancy. Shea butter, along with other blends of organic oils, extracts and essential oils work to prevent and reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
As busy moms, we look for quick and easy, right?! We’re sleep deprived and on “the job” 24/7.
So when I find something that makes life just that much easier, I just gotta share it!
If you’re like me, your day-to-day makeup routine is pretty & basic.
The CC+ product by,
  IT Cosmetics will become your BFF!!
This baby is a color correcting, full coverage cream & anti-aging serum WITH SPF 50!!
It’s a no-brainer girls! It’s basically your foundation, moisturizer, serum, skin perfector & SPF
ALL IN-ONE!
I just upgraded to this bigger (and I think better) Classic diaper bag from PBKids.
Going from one to two boys requires a bigger bag. I love it because it so roomy and it has 3 separate compartments. It has helped me organize a lot better, compared to my other bags.
I also monogrammed it (of course) with my initials. That way, when it’s no longer a diaper bag for the kids, I could use it as a travel or beach bag for myself! :)
 
 
Photo Credit: ZoeOrganics, Instagram

Tell me what your favorites are. I would love to hear them!

Xx-Kristen