Sunday, November 16, 2014
This will be my 16 week update. Today I am 16 weeks and 3 days.
The Bump App says Lucy is..
* The size of a Avocado (4.6 inches & 3.5 ounces)
* She is listening to my voice
* She is growing hair, lashes and eye brows
* Back aches
* Growing chest
* Nails are breaking
* Dry, itchy skin
* Itchy eyes
I feel like my belly has really popped! I know I've said that before.. its just crazy seeing the difference from pre-pregnancy to now! Speaking of pre-pregnancy.. I want to do a little back story.
When I was 13, I was told I probably wouldn't be able to have kids due to endometriosis. Hearing that at 13 I was crushed. Even at a young age my dream was to be not only a mom, but a great mom. Anyone who knows me, knows having my own family has always been #1 on my list. It's just something I always knew I wanted. At that time I was placed on birth control (Let me be clear, I was not sexually active at 13, it was to help with my awful periods). I took birth control on and off up until i was 21 years old. I had started getting the depo shot....it made my hormones go nuts. I only had like 3 shots and i had to stop. I would get so upset over the smallest things and I was so depressed. A lady I worked with kept telling me it was the shots, that they were bad. I finally listened and stopped, once i did things started getting much better. She was right. I had a few cyst here and there from then to now but not to many. I still had hopes that I would still be able to have babies. I got really sick in 2012. It was a mixture of my kidneys, gallbladder, and ovaries. I ended up having to have my right ovary removed for many reasons. I was told them in order to get pregnant I would more than likely have to be put on fertility. I was upset about it, but at the same time there was still hope so we were excited. Joseph and I got married in May. We wasn't trying to get pregnant, but we wasn't preventing it either. I honestly didn't think it would happen without fertility. We are SO thankful the doctors were wrong! Lucy is such a blessing. I know some people think we should have waited a little longer to have babies, this was Gods timing, not ours. Like I said earlier, Lucy is a blessing!
This is just a short version of a long health history! lol
I guess that is all for now!
Until next time!
Thursday, November 13, 2014
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Hey Y’all! I’m sorry its been a while. I’ve decided to do my blog a little different then just makeup. I’m going to start documenting my pregnancy as well! I will do my weekly symptoms, belly bump pictures, thoughts… just all things Baby Stratton!
I’m going to start this blog out with pregnancy then I’ll go into my latest makeup reviews!
Today I’m 12 weeks and 5 days! According to “the Bump” app on my phone Baby S is..
*The size of a plum (2.1 inches)
* Most of his/her critical systems are fully formed
* He/She is about to enter the growth and maturation stage, in which his/her organs and tissues will grow and develop rapidly
*He/She is now developing relaxes – if I were to poke his/her body, she’ll likely move
*He/She is opening and closing his/her fingers and curling his/her toes (how cute?!)
*His/Her brain is developing fast
Week 12 Symptoms for me
*My belly has really popped out
*I’m hungry the majority of the time
*cravings this weeks – chips and salsa
*I’ve not really had any morning sickness at all my whole pregnancy.. Until the day I turned 12 weeks.. I was sick all day. I’ve been sick a few times the past few days, but I’m not going to complain.. I will gladly be sick knowing there’s a baby growing in my belly!
*My face is still breaking out
That’s pretty much all of my symptoms for this week.
I think its starting to hit Joseph that we are having a baby. One day this week when I got home from work, I laid in the bed and he laid his head on my stomach and just sit there for a few minutes. I melted… it may not seem like much to some people but I thought it was the sweetest thing ever. I said earlier that my stomach has popped out.. I can no longer button my work pants, my jeans are getting tight ( I can’t still wear them though!). Joseph was actually picking on me before I left for work because my work pants (size 1) no longer button. He said “ Ms. Stretch pants, its time to buy new clothes”. Such a punk! Haha. Don’t worry y’all, he is only picking. He would never say anything to me that would hurt my feelings. Hes to precious for that J.
I have always been a fan of youtube videos. I love watching makeup videos, I can sit for hours watching those videos. Recently my selection of videos have changed. I’m OBESSESED with pregnancy vlogs. There are 5 that I have been watching daily. Some vlogs are from a few years ago, and some are pregnant now. I LOVE LOVE LOVE watching these. I have sat a cried happy tears with these ladies, sad tears, I have been excited with them, nervous for them.. just every emotion they go through in the videos. I’m not sure if its because I’m pregnant or what. This may sound weird but I feel like I know these people! I will post a link for their youtube accounts for anyone who may want to watch them! The more videos I watch, the more excited I get! I’ve been talking about filming some makeup videos and posting them… now if I do film some videos I think I may vlog about makeup and my pregnancy. Its just so nice to be able to relate to these ladies on the video. I want to be able to help other women and be there for them like these women have been for me (as crazy as that sounds). If this is something y’all would be interested in please let me know!
Ellie and Jared
Ellie and Jared
Now lets talk about some makeup…
I bought BareSkin by bareMinerals along with the brush they recommend. Unfortunately, I am not a fan. I tried it for about a week, applying it every way I could.. Its just not for me. It left streaks on my face and made my face feel very oily. I have somewhat dry skin and after reading the reviews I was hoping it would be perfect for me… but it wasn’t.
After the BareSkin was a bust I bought Physicians Formula Super BB All-In-1 Beauty Balm Kit (around $20.00 from Wal-Mart). It includes BB cream, concealer and powder. When I first opened the package I was nervous, even though the package looks nice and pretty…. Its made very cheap. Once I applied all 3 products I feel in love. I love how it looks on my skin, I love how it feels on my skin, I love how it covers… the only bad thing I can find about this product is the packaging is made cheap. I have recommended this product to a few of my friends/clients already and I’ve only had it for a week. I do not apply any other foundation with this when I wear it.
I bought a few more items that I will do a review on in the up coming blogs!
I'm not going to post a belly picture right now since I'm a few days away from week 13. I will post a blog that day that will include pictures!
I truly am sorry its taken me a while to get back to blogging. I do plan on posting at least once a week, maybe more if I can!
Until next time!