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Hosptial Bag Must-Haves

A month or two before my due date I started pinning away hospital bag items I would need. Needless to say I left the house with a large bag and small carry on suitcase. Guess what? I didn’t use 80% here are the items I actually used.All your “down there” items will be available at the hospital. The most important thing on this list was the pillows and the blanket. Hospital ones are beyond unusable. They will also provide diapers and wipes for baby.

I brought stuff to shower and wash my hair but lets be real I was not able to even think of showering. More power to the women that were able to do so. I was glad I packed a little bit of makeup because I was able to freshen up before guests arrived. My go to was of Hoola Bronzer and the Fenty Universal Lip gloss.  A toiletry bag is also a must. It will help you to feel a little more human when you brush your teeth and put deodorant on. Our hospital allowed us to bring an essential oil diffuser. If definitely helped during labor and the stay afterwards feel more like home. Shop my favorites below.




Top Baby Pick From Nordstrom Sale

This is my favorite time of the year. The Nordstrom Annual Sale!

 Not going to lie, I’m not a huge fan of their baby clothing like I am of their adult items. But I LOVE their baby accessories and strollers, etc. I have every single item on here; my husband and I love and can recommend them all.
I was beyond excited to see the Nuna Rava Car seat on the website. Brent and I were literally just discussing getting a new one because lil’ miss is growing out of her Nuna Pipa infant car seat. That will definitely be going in my cart first.
Stay tuned for more of my mommy picks.





10 Things about Gestational Diabetes

Week 26:

“Hello… I’m calling from Dr. Angela’s office and we have some news… you have diabetes.”

Um, what?!

In complete shock, I call my husband, crying. How could they call and tell me that? I was eating a decently clean diet, working out 5-6 days a week and had only gained 15 lbs at the time.

They must have called the wrong person or mixed up the blood vials.

Long story short — they didn’t.

I had failed 4 different tests on top of a family history of diabetes — my father and grand grandfather were both type 2.

After my panic spiral down the rabbit hole of internet research and aggressive questioning of my doctor, here are some facts I learned for all you mamas-to-be.

1. Diabetes IS NOT a death sentence.

2. IT IS 100% genetics.

3. Food and exercise do not always play a part.

4. Testing 4-5 times a day is annoying, be ready to get a 2nd mortgage on your house to buy test strips

5. I’m now convinced fingers actually run out of blood.

6. I could eat a jar of fudge BUT NOT a Quiznos sandwich or half a pancake.

7. Some mamas-to-be can either spike because of just carbs OR just sugars. So figure out which asap so your not miserable 24/7!

8. Set your timer the minute you stop eating for testing purposes, then be the strongest women ever and don’t put anything in your mouth for 60 mins.

9. Totally normal to think you are going to have a GMO’d kid that weighs 15lbs at birth because of all the sugars your body couldn’t get rid of for her.

10. It goes away the minute your adorable little sugar baby is born.