I am excited to share my first and second trimester ultrasound vlog. Come with me to prenatal visits for baby number 3. I am a natural mom, so I share natural pregnancy vlogs with you.
I also share my experience with the gestational diabetes screening test. Baby is here already so I am just getting you all caught up on our journey! It is still 2021, but look out we are almost in 2022!
Today, I am going to be sharing an unboxing from Oh Baby Boxes! They sent me this box to unbox with you! I am in the 3rd Trimester of my pregnancy, and I am currently 38 weeks!
I had so much fun with this unboxing. They sent me products that mamas can utilize in their third trimester! A lot of the items that I received were so fun for me because they are great for treating yourself.
Finding time as a mama to do anything for yourself can be extremely challenging. Add on the pregnancy fatigue and it is even more difficult. So I really appreciated the products that they sent. Many were natural products too which you know that I love.
So here’s the box! I love how they wrapped everything in tissue paper and included confetti. Eden and I had fun with that! I will share it later when I upload the video! I thought the box was very bright and colorful and it made me excited!
I found the magazine inside to be very helpful! It included all products that are inside the box, along with descriptions of each of them and a link where they could be purchased. I thought the mom on front was fun and empowering.
So this oil was the first product that I grabbed I really loved the packaging. It is Rose Gold Face Oil by Essential Rose. It is meant to moisturize, repair, and regenerate the skin naturally. I am excited to try it, but a bit nervous about how my sensitive skin might react.
So I think, I was probably suppose to open this one last, but it grabbed my attention as I was pulling things out of the box. So, I love these blocks. They would have been so helpful throughout my pregnancy keeping track of weeks because I had such a hard time with that. They will be super helpful when keeping up with Baby’s age going forward. They change from weeks to months to years and so on. I absolutely love these blocks, and I believe they are an Oh Baby Boxes exclusive
So this one I am super excited about! I love the wooden spoon, and I think my belly will appreciate it right now and after I have the baby. Those stretch marks will have to fight haha. I love that this one is natural and It has a jelly like consistency. It should be fun to try, and I actually can see great use for it.
So, this is a 30-day digital detox challenge. I think it should be interesting to try. I think it is great to unplug and get connected with the world around you. I love how they encourage you to try something you haven’t done before with that time. But let’s be honest, I am not unplugging for 30-days.
So, I have heard of this cupping or massaging of the face to naturally work on avoiding to getting rid of wrinkles. Ever since I turned 30, I have dealt been more concerned about this. I am actually excited to give this a try. It seems like a gentle method to take care of your face.
So this box had so many amazing self care items. I am excited to try them out. Have you all tried any of them? The amount of awesome products in here was surprising to me. It is a $99 value at only $39. Want to try your own?
I wanted to share my response to Ask E. Jean Caroll’s advice column. Here is the question:
Dear E. Jean: I have a wonderful two-year-old who is the absolute light of my life, and a husband I adore. I love being a mom and desperately wish to expand our family. However, I have suffered three miscarriages in the past 10 months (despite testing and treatment for a blood-clotting disorder linked to miscarriage), in addition to losing my father. At the moment, I am hurting too much from all this loss and need to take a break from trying for another child, and I’m also recognizing that it may not be in Mother Nature’s cards for us to have another. (It took almost two years to conceive my daughter, so fertility has never come naturally for me.)
The problem is, nearly all my friends are pregnant right now and I’m finding it incredibly hard to be around them. Watching their bodies change is a constant reminder of where I should have been had any of my pregnancies lasted. I don’t want to cut myself off socially, especially in a time of such grief, but I find it very painful to see such abundant fertility around me. What can I do, short of finding an entirely new group of friends? —Heartbroken
Ask Chauntel Response:
Big Picture Idea: Wow, how how much loss you have experienced in such a short amount of time. I cannot even imagine losing a baby at 10 months. What joy you must of had in your heart for this little one to loose them so quickly. I too had a miscarriage, but mines was at 6 weeks. That feeling of pain when you loose your unborn child is nothing that can be described in words.
I also cannot imagine the pain that you must have felt with that experience toppled with the loss of your father. You are a strong woman, and you will overcome this. Take it one day at a time and reflect on the great memories you have with your father. Be comforted that this life is only temporary, and you can see him again. In this season of your life, much prayer and ceasing after God that is going to help you overcome the daily weight that you carry on your shoulders.
Practical Application: To answer your question specifically, no you absolutely do not get a set of new friends. Instead, you call on the Holy Spirit, your comforter, and ask him to make you whole again. If you need to take some time away from your friends that is understandable, but do not take too much time because we need each other for love and strength. Pain becomes even more painful alone.
All you need to do is give yourself time, time to mourn, and time to feel. Whatever you do, do not bottle this pain up inside. Find away to express yourself. Know that your two-year-old daughter is full of life and needs you so much. She will give you the strength to get through it. Not only that, when the time is right God will bless you with another baby for her to play with.
Don’t rush anything take this in stride, and know that to everything there is a season. You will slowly overcome your pain enough to be around those friends again. What God has for you, it is for you so you do not have to envy your friends, even with slow inferility you have so many blessings in your life. Be content with what he has given you and you will receive all the more.
I Hope This helps!
If you would like to read E Jean’s response click here.
Here is the story on my miscarriage:
Hey Jewels please leave your advice and comments below on Hearbroken’s question.
Here is some postpartum nursing style inspiration for you Jewels and Gems! I thought I would share this awesome mom’s great tips on what to wear when you are nursing your baby from the Low Country Wife Lifeblog! She looks great, and I think you should consider some of her tips! Have a look to share? Comment Below!
One of the biggest challenges of being a new mom for me has been nursing. It’s one of the difficulties of what I call the 4th trimester. You can read more about that in this post. In addition to learning how to breastfeed, you have to learn how to make it fit into your life. One of […]