This month is just flying by me. When I sat down to do my manicure, I glanced at my watch and realized that it’s almost Halloween! How have I let the season get by without more fun, spooky nail art?! My favorite manicure (maybe ever) that I did last year was this holographic blood drip manicure, so I thought I’d replicate it this year with more traditional Halloween colors. I present Holo Halloween Drip Nails!
At my 20 week midwife appointment, something miraculous happened. We decided to double my antidepressant dosage and see if that was enough to help with the crippling depression I had been experiencing since switching meds when I became pregnant. I am thrilled to report that the dosage adjustment, along with counseling sessions, has really helped improve my mood, and the dark veil that had been draped over everything since I said good bye to Paxil has lifted.
This post has been sponsored by the PRIMP Network. All opinions are my own.
Everyone knows that pregnancy can do some pretty crazy things to your body and that the hormone fluctuations can affect everyones’ skin differently. My pregnancy has spanned spring, summer, and now fall and throughout the entire experience, my face has been a little drier than normal with redness and irritation in the regular problem spots. Luckily, I get to try out a wide range of self-care and beauty products and have landed on a precise combination that seems to do my skin good!
I’m really excited to partner with the PRIMP Network and⚡️ZAPZYT⚡️to share my pregnancy facial skincare routine today. It contains a range of products – some are high-end and a little pricier, while some can be purchased at Walmart or the drugstore. There may be some traditional skincare steps that I’ve skipped (the toner I was using made me breakout, so I pulled it!) and some places I’ve doubled up, but this is what’s working for me right now. I’m sure you’ll find some products you’ll love!
Bob is excited to unveil his 2017 Halloween costume!
As I get further along in my pregnancy and feel this little human having dance parties and throwing tantrums inside of me, I’ve been thinking a lot about how we are all born as ourselves. That innate sense of “me-ness” that makes me me has been there since before I was born – and that’s how it is for all animals, human or not. I wonder if she’ll have a laid-back temperament like her father or be a little more tightly strung like me? Super creative like her dad or more left-brained like her momma? Rule follower like me? Night owl like Benn? Chances are, she’ll be a little bit of both of us and a lot of just her. Or maybe…like her big brother!
Bob is who he is. This baby will be who she is. The baby moves in reaction to Bob barking and gets extremely active if I lay with my belly pressed up against his velvet little body. She seems to already be quite fascinated with him. I’m afraid she’s not going to behave like her mom or dad – but instead like her crazy four-legged brother!!