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    34 Week Pregnancy + Condition Update

    Hello, Friends.

    First of all, thank you so much for all your messages and prayers regarding Baby Brown. They mean so much to us! A lot has happened in the last week that I want to document so let’s get right to it. I haven’t done a bumpdate in so long!

    How far along? 34 weeks

    How big is baby? Baby is the size of a butternut squash

    Symptoms? High blood pressure, headaches, swelling, fatigue, achy back, pelvic pressure, contractions, frequent urination

    Cravings? Still ice.

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    Friday Favorites -Forté Elements and Ecocentric Mom

    If I hit “publish” on this before midnight, I can still call it a Friday Favorites post, right? This week has been nothing short of disappointing, crazy, busy, scary, and every other emotion you can think of. I’ll do a quick pregnancy update next week but basically, last weekend I started showing the beginning signs of preeclampsia and have been on a modified bed rest ever since. I haven’t been diagnosed with anything yet, thank goodness. We’re hoping if I rest and take it easy we can avoid big blood pressure spikes. We’ll see. Keep me in your prayers!

    Disclaimer: I received these items in exchange for review. All opinions are my own. Please visit my disclaimer page for more information.

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    Backyard Sippable Moments with Virgin Mango Passion Tea Sangira

    Disclaimer: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias Inc. and it’s adviser. All opinions are mine alone. #CraftYourCool #CollectiveBias

    Ah, Summer.

    My absolute favorite time of year. I made it a goal to make sure that we had fun and relaxed this summer. We spent all Winter completely cooped up, not only due to the weather, but due to one of our cars being out of commission, we literally hardly ever left the house! That took a serious toll on me both mentally and emotionally. It’s no good for your mental health to be inside all day! Now that we have another car for a little while and the weather is great, I really want to make sure we are active and outdoors!

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    The May Pregnancy Box (Ecocentric Mom)

    Disclaimer: This post is in collaboration with Ecocentric Mom. All opinions are my own. Please visit my discalimer page for more information.

    The May Pregnancy Box from Ecocentric Mom was so fun!

    I love getting fun things to pamper myself with during pregnancy. It’s important to have things for me, to make me feel better, physically during this hard time. Taking some me time is often just what I need after a day of swollen feet, an achy back, and terrible heartburn.

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    A Comfortable Maternity Look with PinkBlush

    Disclaimer: This post is in collaboration with PinkBlush. All opinions are my own. Please visit my disclaimer page for more information.

    I’m so uncomfortable.

    I wish I could even describe it. With Sawyer, I had an anterior placenta. Meaning the placenta was in front of the baby (behind my belly button) rather than behind him. So while I still felt all of his movements, they were toned down and not very intense.

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    Becoming a Big Brother- When Your World Changes

    Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Visit my disclaimer page for more information.

    It doesn’t matter if it’s your 1st or 5th baby. A baby changes absolutely everything. Your routine and schedule, your relationship with your spouse, your relationship with your pet, your relationship with your other children (if any), your relationship with your friends and family, your sleep patterns, your eating habits, everything.

    Introducing a new member to your family is such a wonderful thing, but it can also definitely turn things upside down. I’m about to have my second baby and I already know it’s going to shake things up for everyone. Especially Sawyer. Not only is he currently an only child, but he’s also the only grandchild on both sides. That means he has the constant attention of not only my husband and me, but our parents and siblings. Adding a new baby to the mix is going to rock his world. He’s too young to understand my pregnancy, and I’m trying to find other ways to get us both ready for the change.

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    Turn Any Bag Into a Gym Bag

    Happy Tuesday!

    We’re back from vacation! We had an amazing time, I’ll have a full recap up later this week (plus a separate Disneyland post). I’m exhausted but ready to get back to work.

    I’m currently 28 weeks pregnant. I’ve been trying to stay as active as possible by working out regularly. There are so many benefits to working out during pregnancy. It reduces the risk of gestational diabetes, eases aches and pains (which I have a lot of this time around), can make labor and delivery easier, and help you lose the baby weight quicker!

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