Mommy Monday- 2 Week Postpartum Update

Finally, I am able to share my adorable new little baby with you all! Meet our angel Celina Delgado! I also update you on my recovery after giving birth! i am so excited to share, watch!

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Mommy Monday – Labor and Delivery Story

We have our little baby girl! Here is my labor and delivery story! I tell what happened from my water breaking to contractions and more! There are also clips of David capturing the moments during the 18 hours that I was in labor! Enjoy! Leave comments below!

Gender Reveal – 33-34 Week Pregnancy Bump Update – Breech Baby

I have so much to share with you guys this week! I am 8.5 months now! I reveal the baby’s gender! I talk about the baby possibly being breech and explain how I fell this week. Oh my!

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32 Week Pregnancy Bump Update

28 Week Pregnancy Bump Update

32 Week Pregnancy Update- Mommy Monday- 8 Month Pregnancy Update

Hi guys here is my 32 week pregnancy update! I am 8 months pregnant already? I cannot believe it! Our little baby will be here soon! In this video I share what I have been going through over the past few weeks with you all! Let me know if you have questions! Love you much!

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Maternity Haul Part 1

Maternity Haul Part 2 + Freebies I Got!

New Video: 28 Week Pregnancy Bump Update – Baby Ultrasound & Heartbeat

Hey guys here is my 28-week bump update! I share what has been going on with me and baby! I also share the heartbeat and the ultrasounds we have had thus far!

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Maternity Haul Part 1

Maternity Haul Part 2 + Freebies I Got!

Encouragement to a Viewer About My Miscarriage – From Almost a Year Ago

Hey Jewels and Gems!

I received an email this morning that really touched my heart. I decided to share my response to a viewer who shared her miscarriage story with me. She basically thanked me for sharing mines, and expressed her pain of going through this situation.

Feel free to share this with someone who needs it or will be encouraged by it. I am sharing this because I believe  it may help someone else:

Hello Lisa,

I am so glad that you sent your email over. I wish it were under different circumstances, but nonetheless it is nice to meet you!
I am so sorry for your loss. It is very difficult to deal with something like this. I don’t think people really understand the pain associated with a miscarriage until they have actually experienced it.
However, I will say that there are a few people in my life that totally got it, even though it hadn’t happened to them directly. I totally understand what you are going through, and although we may not understand the reason, God knows best.
I am so glad that you have a supportive husband beside you. That makes a world of a difference. Stay encouraged. Don’t jump too early into getting pregnant again. You want your body to heal first. The emotional part will take time, and you will come to peace with it. However, one baby does not replace the last, trust me.
When you are both ready, then try again, and whatever you do, do not blame yourself.
I lost my baby at week 6, and we had shared that I was pregnant with many people. I had even made numerous YouTube videos about it. We had share it with our families, our friends, and church members.
If you choose to hold off sharing this time, as you said you were considering, I understand. However, don’t feel like you have to do that.
Although, people may not understand the depth of your despair, and some individuals will have a way of making you feel like less than a woman, I personally think it is good to share. The reason is for times like these when you end up needing the people around you to give you support. How will they know what you are feeling unless they knew what you were going through?
This is a very personal decision, and one that through prayer I know you will make the best decision for you and your family. I will be praying for you.
I believe the second time around, this time, I still shared my pregnancy with my family at 4 weeks, but we didn’t start sharing it with anyone else until we had an ultrasound with a heartbeat at 7 weeks. We couldn’t be more happy. We were afraid of course. That fear is inevitable, but we also were so excited and we wanted to believe that God was able to pull this one through. Thus far, he has done just that, and we cannot wait to see our little baby. So many people go through this, and some unfortunately go through it numerous times.
The truth is, no matter how far along you are anything can happen. So, I put it in God’s hands. Women at my church prayed over me and my second pregnancy(this one), and that really put my mind at ease. However, there were times that I found myself checking and rechecking that everything was okay when I visited the ladies room. Then, there was a point where I decided, I was going to drive myself crazy unless I put my trust in God. It is a constant struggle. however,  I know he knows best, and then I tell myself why stress about something that you cannot control. Plus, it isn’t helping me or the baby.
I wish you and your family well. I know that God is going to bless you with everything that you need! Stay encouraged.
Lots of Love,
Chauntel
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Maternity Haul & Try On!

Here are a collection of some of the maternity clothes that I have collected over the past few months! Hopefully, it will help you get some ideas of how you might dress in your pregnancy! If you are not pregnant you can just have fun with me as I showcase my closet!

19 Week Update

19 Week Pregnancy Bump Update

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Here is my 19 week pregnancy update! I hope you all are having a Merry Christmas! It is very exciting to think that next year Baby Pillow will be celebrating Christmas with us!

Size of baby: Mango, about 6 inches long, weighing about 8.5 ounces

How far along?  19 weeks!

Total weight gain/measurements: about 17 pounds, 167 pounds
Maternity clothes: Yes, but I can mix and match my maternity bottoms with tops that I already have! I find maternity clothes to be so comfortable and forgiving to the belly as well as the rest of your growing body! I am very excited because David bought me a few maternity dresses for Christmas!
Nursery: We are still unpacking, no nursery yet.
Stretch marks: Thankfully no, but I know my tummy is stretching because I can feel it itch from time to time! I need to get some more cream though, I ran out last week.
Sleep: It has been a little more comfortable to sleep this week since David gave me my early Christmas gift, a pregnancy pillow.
Best moment this week: Finding my pregnancy pillow waiting for me in the bed, left there by my lovely husband, David.
Miss anything? Not having hip pain.
Movement: Yes, I notice the baby especially likes to move a night!
Food cravings: Sweets!
Anything making you queasy or sick? I bought David some sausage for breakfast this week. The seasonings grossed me out.
Gender: Don’t know yet, I’m leaning towards girl.
Labour signs: Nope, not yet.
Symptoms: Same as last week! I am very tired all the time, and sore most of the time as well. My back aches a lot, all the way down to my tailbone ): I am a lot happier these days. I hadn’t been able to cook up until about last week, 17 weeks. I am enjoying food more. I have been having cramping at night for the last week, and an itchy tummy sometimes. Also, I have been having a sore navel for the past month in general. The normal running to the restroom often. I get hungry very quickly, and try to eat small frequent meals throughout the day. I have breakfast every morning now. My bump is also getting bigger making it to where I cannot fit any of my pre-pregnancy bottoms.
Belly button in or out? It’s out! Been out for a few weeks now!
Wedding rings on or off? On, but I did gain a little wait in my fingers, because one of my rings that couldn’t fit my ring finger on my right hand now fits!
Happy or moody most of the time: Mostly happy, haven’t been moody lately!
Looking forward to: Wearing my new maternity clothes and filming haul videos next week!
Watch my 19 Week Pregnancy Bump Update Video!

18 Week Pregnancy Bump Update

Collage18 weeks 6.jpgHere is my 18 week pregnancy update! I know it’s been a while since I have updated you guys, but being pregnant causes you to be extremely tired most of the time! I am glad to continue sharing this exciting journey.

Size of baby: Sweet Potato, 5.6 to 6.7 inches long, weighing about 6.7 ounces
How far along?  18 weeks!
Total weight gain/measurements: about 12 pounds
Maternity clothes: Yes, but I can mix and match my maternity bottoms with tops that I already have! I have also invested in a few maxi dresses both maternity and non maternity! However, I totally reccommend visiting the maternity store sooner than later. A lot of people shy away from it because they don’t think its necessary, but I think it is worth it! You don’t have to go crazy, but give yourself options!
Nursery: We are still unpacking, no nursery yet.
Stretch marks: Thankfully no, but I know my tummy is stretching because I can feel it itch from time to time!
Sleep: It has been a struggle to get comfortable, but I found that using a pillow beneath my tummy helps a lot. Also, running to the bathroom in the middle of the night has become a regular occurrence. I am hoping to get a pregnancy pillow very soon!
Best moment this week: Finally, my husband, David, felt the baby move. I began feeling small movements at about 13 weeks which was amazing. However, over the last few weeks I have begun to feel the baby moving more and more! This week it has been moving a whole lot! For the first time he was able to feel it moving last night! We both just laughed it was beautiful!
Miss anything? Not having back pain and sleeping through the night.
Movement: Yes, especially this week. It began as feeling like a flutter at about 14 weeks. It kind of felt like a few feathers floating in a petal moving around. Now it feels like actual punching, twisting, and moving. 
Food cravings: Been craving Mexican food since the first month. Then shy-ed away from it month 2 and 3.
Anything making you queasy or sick? Looking at raw red meat before it is cooked grosses me out, and the thought of shrimp also grosses me out!
Gender: Don’t know yet, I’m leaning towards girl.
Labour signs: Nope, not yet.
Symptoms: I am very tired all the time, and sore most of the time as well. My back aches a lot, all the way down to my tailbone ): I am a lot happier these days. I hadn’t been able to cook up until about last week, 17 weeks. I am enjoying food more. I have been having cramping at night for the last week, and an itchy tummy sometimes. Also, I have been having a sore navel for the past month in general. The normal running to the restroom often. I get hungry very quickly, and try to eat small frequent meals throughout the day. I have breakfast every morning now. My bump is also getting bigger making it to where I cannot fit any of my pre-pregnancy bottoms.
Belly button in or out? It’s out! Been out for a few weeks now!
Wedding rings on or off? On, but I did gain a little wait in my fingers, because one of my rings that couldn’t fit my ring finger on my right hand now fits!
Happy or moody most of the time: Mostly happy, haven’t been moody lately!
Looking forward to: My pregnancy pillow!
Stay tuned for a new video coming soon!

11 Week Pregnancy Bump Update

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Here is my 11 week pregnancy update! I wanted to go ahead and get these going! I will update you weekly! Enjoy!

Size of baby: Lime, 1.6 inches long, with a 1:1 Body to Head Ratio, weighing about .25 ounces
How far along?  11 weeks!
Total weight gain/measurements: about 5 pounds
Maternity clothes: Not in this video, but I did make a purchase of my first maternity outfit last week.
Nursery: We are moving this week, no nursery yet.
Stretch marks: No, but I did notice the dark line this week going down the center of my tummy, starting at my navel. It is called the Linea Nigra.
Sleep: It has been a struggle to get comfortable, but I found that using a pillow beneath my tummy helps a lot. Also, running to the bathroom in the middle of the night has become a regular occurrence.
Best moment this week: Finally posting that I was pregnant on my YouTube channel. I have been wanting to share it for a while, but I haven’t felt well enough to film until now. Which, begs for another great moment starting to feel a little less nauseous all the time.
Miss anything? Not feeling guilty to drink a Coke or cup of Coffee. I know I can have it in moderation, but it still makes me feel bad every time.
Movement: Nope, not yet. I cannot feel the baby move. However, I can feel that its there. Especially when I try to twist my body. It always feels weird and uncomfortable.
Food cravings: Not this week. I have mostly had food aversions. Food scares me these days.
Anything making you queasy or sick? Just about everything that has a strong scent. The only thing that doesn’t bother me is sweets! Hahaha.
Gender: Too soon to know, but I’m leaning towards girl.
Labour signs: Nope, not yet.
Symptoms:  I am nauseous all day, although it is getting better. I have food aversions to most strong smelling foods. Any and every strong smell makes me sick. I am very tired all the time, and sore most of the time as well. My back aches a lot, all the way down to my tailbone ): I am also extremely emotional, and occasionally moody. However, I am doing my best to keep my emotions in check. The normal running to the restroom often. I get hungry very quickly, and try to eat small frequent meals throughout the day. My bump is also getting bigger making it harder for me fit into most of my clothes.
Belly button in or out? In, but it looks like it might be reverting slowly, haha.
Wedding rings on or off? On, but I did gain a little wait in my fingers, because one of my rings that couldn’t fit my ring finger on my right hand now fits!
Happy or moody most of the time: Mostly happy, but occasionally moody. We are moving so this causes a little added stress which leads to moody.
Looking forward to: Not feeling sick and all and having more energy.
Watch my 10 week pregnancy vlog below!