Friday, April 18, 2014

Gender predictions...

So now that it's out in the open that I'm preggers, I thought I would go over some of the funny things that people do to predict the sex. 

I obviously don't know yet what we're having, but I can't wait to find out at our 20-week ultrasound!

The Chinese predictor says I'm having a girl, I've put in each of the three different due dates I've been given and they all came out girl.

Avoiding meat - girl

Carrying low-ish- boy

Breaking out (stealing mama's beauty)- girl

And most people think I'm having a girl but a few are guessing boy now. 

I had a dream it was a boy and some people think that's a sign that it is a boy.

Only time will tell!!!

There are so many predictors and old wives tales! They're kind of fun to see what ones end up being true for you and which ones are totally false! If you're a mama to be or have been through pregnancy, which of these rang true for you? 

xoxo- k

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Oil Pulling with Coconut Oil

So about a week ago I was browsing my Instagram feed when I came across oil pulling.

I had honestly never heard of it before but I'm a curious kitty and it intrigued me. I had to learn more.

So I google it.

Oil pulling is basically swishing around a vegetable oil in your mouth and through your teeth for 15-20 minutes. It brings out the bacteria and you're supposed to just spit it out after you've been doing your swishing, mAking sure not to swallow any of the mixture that may have bacteria from your mouth in it.

Some of the benefits I came up with in my research were these:

Whiter teeth
Better sleep
Less mouth bacteria
Clearer skin

Many people described a whole host of other benefits including help Ruth their arthritis! The ones above are the main ones I am focusing on personally.

When getting pregnant I never gave thought to the fact I might breakout like a teenager or worse and that I would sleep like crap (preparing me for baby). 

I've oil pulled 4 times now and the guest time I made sure to do it the entire 20 minutes. The last few times haven't been that long as I do it before bed and I'm tired and want to climb in before 15 to 20 minutes is up.

Every night I have oil pulled, even if it were just 5 minutes. I have slept better. I don't know if it's somehow a coincidence, but being pregnant and not sleeping well, I am loving that I'm getting some better nights of sleep. The first night I oil pulled I actually slept through the night without running to the bathroom, and I woke up in the same position I went to sleep in! Crazy!


I would definitely recommend you try this technique! Do your research and find an oil that works for you if you're interested in trying this! 

This preggo mama is quite happy with the results so far ;)

xoxo- k

Monday, April 14, 2014

The cat is out of the bag...

The chicken is in the casserole.

The big news bears is here.

The bun is in the oven.

I'm pregnant!!!!

Baby Kitch is due in October 2014!!!


I've been waiting and waiting and waiting for what feels like a really long time now to make this public!

I am so happy beyond belief that something I've wanted for so incredibly long is finally happening! 

Truthfully, I had arrived to the point where I was feeling like it might never happen and I had to be ok with that.

I've been wanting a family for so many years and finally we were to the point to try and see what happens! We tried for about half a year and then I was thinking it's just not going to happen. I know that's not that long and people try for a lot longer than that, I am very sensitive to that fact. I know the pain of finding out your friends/aquaintances are pregnant and being so upset it's not you. I am very grateful and am so thankful we got pregnant fairly fast. It's such a miracle and I am so, so thankful.

I'm so happy to finally share my good news with my blog family. I love you guys and you're some of the sweetest people I've never met ;) 

So I'm sure you have some questions...

Baby's due date is October 15th.

I found out and took a home pregnancy test on February 5th ;) 

I waited and told T on Valentine's day with a surprise "You're going to be a daddy" box I made for him ��

We don't know what the gender is yet since I opted out of doing genetic testing where they can also tell you the sex as well as if the baby has other genetic factors (we have no family history) but I fully intend to find out as soon as we can at the next ultrasound!

I can't wait to decorate the nursery and so far I've been slowly attempting and trying to think of where to put all my crafty guest room crap! 

Ugh!

So far I've had feelings that it's a girl because of my cravings and certain names I have in my head that I can't get out. But I did have a dream the other night it was a boy, so that has thrown my instinct off a little :)

I don't think we'll tell the name before the baby comes, but I hope to have a couple options ready for when he or she comes into the world and then decide who they look like.

I fully intend to work full-time up to my due date as my body allows, but we'll see since I'm on my feet ALL day with very little opportunities to sit down or take a break... and I already feel very tired a lot of the time. 

Here's my 8- week ultrasound...

Hehe, at some angles I thought the bun looked like a dinosaur in that first ultrasound.

12 week ultrasound...

 At this ultrasound it finally felt more real! I cried with such happiness I hadn't felt in a long time or maybe have never experienced before ;) it's such a miracle. I'm finally starting to feel pregnant.

So I had crazy nausea all day and night up until about 10.5 weeks preggo and extreme breast tenderness and soreness, it was aweful! At the point that it went away I was starting to feel scared that I didn't feel pregnant anymore! But I'm lucky that the nausea has mostly gone away and I'm just starting my second trimester, I will be 14 weeks tomorrow!

Again I'm so happy to finally let this pretty little kitty out of the bag. 

I feel so blessed to enter this new chapter into mama hood ;)

xoxoxox

Happy Monday!