Diary Free.....baby is coming soon


Ok moms out there I need your help. My first one had a dairy allergy which made her super fuss, gassy and everything else. We found out it was a diary allergy, which I am hearing more and more how common they are. So this time around I am going to go ahead and switch to no dairy about 2 weeks before the baby is due (hard to guess that but will try when DR think its getting close) I need your help. If you have gone Diary Free please please give me some of our favorite substitutions or meals you made? Also, how did you eat out? I am trying to plan ahead and get some ideas going before baby comes. This is going to be hard because I love CHEESE and am a picky eater...


31 Weeks

How far along? 31 weeks
Gender: Boy baby weighs 3 lbs 6 oz
Weight Gain? 25ish pounds
Maternity Clothes?   Maternity clothes- loving my black leggings :) I feel like I am wearing them every day.. They are the best leggings. Living in FL its cold then hot then cold.. Its so hard to figure out what to wear.
Stretch Marks? a couple here and there
Belly button in or out?  OUT :( I feel like I have a huge belly button
Sleep:  Having a very hard time sleeping. I can't get comfy and I toss and turn all night long....I am trying to use my Young Oils at night to help me relax and they have been helping a lot!!
Best moment this week:  Just being home. Last week traveling down south 7 hours away was so long and the emotions of loosing my grandmother was very hard.
Symptoms:  Fatigue, back pain, weight gain, some restlessness at night, leg cramps, feeling huge
Miss Anything?  Being able to get comfy.. It is starting to be uncomfortable at night and back pain
Movement?  Lots of movement still. He is a kicker :) We went and had an ultra sound and he was a wiggle one and kicker..
Cravings?  Salt, and Carbs and some sweets. Trying to limit these last 3 months
Queasy or sick?  Noting at all!
Looking forward to? Having my baby shower this week with my family and friends. Can't wait to celebrate with them. Also, we are going to Amelia Island for a baby moon so I am excited and looking forward to that


Inauguration DAY

Today is Inauguration Day.. I think whether or not we voted for Trump it is still history. the 45th President will take office today. Our kids will read about it in the textbook. I am going to be watching it today as I think it is important to understand and be able to talk about it.. What are your plans on this Inauguration Day??



Heavy heart

Good morning!! It's with a heavy heart that I am writing this post this morning. On Tuesday morning my Memere passed away sudden. We were all very shocked and sadden. She was the center of our family. She was 85 years old and still lived by herself, drove her own car and was always at every family or event. She lives down south so it was hard to see her but she came up to visit with my dad and we went down there. She had 14 grandkids and 14 great grand kids. So crazy to think she is gone. It dose not seem real yet at all. We are packing up the car and heading down South for the weekend and spending time with the family. I had a hard time debating whether to bring my little one with me but in the end I am. I think it is good for her to be around family and meet a lot of family she probably wont get to meet again for a while. Please say a little pray for our family this weekend as it is going to be a hard time and being almost 30 weeks pregnant riding in a car 7 hours and the emotions.  I LOVE AND MISS YOU SO MUCH MEMERE


29 Weeks

*I don't have a picture this week** I am adding one later this week.. But for now our shiplap wall going up!!

How far along? 29 weeks
Gender: Boy
Weight Gain? 22ish pounds
Maternity Clothes?  Lots of maternity clothes mixed in with regular stuff still.  I'm especially loving maternity tops
Stretch Marks? None!
Belly button in or out?  OUT :(
Sleep:  Sleep is come and go. I am trying to use my Young Oils at night to help me relax and they have been helping a lot!!
Best moment this week:  We have been doing a little in the babies room. We added shiplap to one of his walls and I am loving how it turned out. We have a dresser getting painted, and can't wait for that to be done so we can organize and put everything on the wall.   
Symptoms:  Fatigue, back pain, weight gain, some restlessness at night, leg cramps
Miss Anything?  Being able to breath normally, especially at night when my nose gets all congested, and not having to pee every 5 seconds.
Movement?  Lots of movement still.  
Cravings?  Salt, and Carbs :( all the things I am trying not to eat these last 3 months
Queasy or sick?  Noting at all!
Looking forward to? Organizing everything in the house. I am nesting and I can't wait for this sweet baby boy to be here!!!


Friday is here.......Lilly Sale

I am so glad it is FRIDAY!!! I feel like this week has been very long.. Anyone else?

1.So I went yesterday for my 28 dr apt and my dr was not happy with me. He told me I gained to much weight since the last time I was there. I asked him did he know it was the holiday's? LOL.. So the next few months I am really going to watch what I eat. I feel like I have gained so much for with the 2nd and have gotten so much bigger. Any mommas out there feel the same or experience this with 2nd baby. Its hard to find time when you are chasing your 3 year old around. I also, think it is the new job I am sitting to long, I got to get moving!!!

2. This year we are going to have a lot of new changes. My hubby got a new job and will start on MONDAY!!! We are so excited for him and just keep praying this is where GOD wants him. We also will welcome our sweet baby boy in a few months. Life will be crazy but I would not change it for the world.

3. I am thinking about taking some time away from the blog when the baby comes so I can focus on all my duties of being a wonderful wife and mommy. I am going to miss my blog so much but have realized life is way to short to not be able to enjoy all the wonderful things God puts in front of us.

4. How many of you think the Lilly Sale yesterday was crazy??? Next year I am going to the store and shopping there. The site crashed so early and people were not even able to shop until 2-3 hours after they said it was going to start. I know this happens every year, so I am wondering why they don't get it fix. I did score some fun little goodies. I got several pairs of shorts ( I have never bought shorts before, so I hope after baby they fit) What was your favorite thing you bought?


Lilly Pulitzer After Party SALE

Sitting in Queue waiting to start shopping!!!!

Lilly rarely has sales, but when they do it’s incredible. Seriously low prices on your favorite pieces that you may have missed throughout the year. The sale can get a little intense, but that’s part of the fun of it. Here is a link to Lilly’s FAQ page that answers everything you’ll need to know about the sale and below are some of my best tips:
1. Get online a little bit early. The sale starts at 8am EST, but I’d make sure you’re ready to go a bit beforehand.
2. There’s a virtual line. Once you get your number DO NOT REFRESH YOUR PAGE. Otherwise, you’ll get booted to the back of the line and lose your spot!
3. Update all of your shopping information now so you can log in and do a quick purchase. The website will likely be down in preparation for the sale in the morning, so I’d take care of that ASAP.
4. If you see something, purchase right away. Things sell out super quickly so you don’t want to even spend more than a few minutes searching. They batch your orders so it doesn’t matter if you check out 14 times with quick buys.
5. Relax and have fun! It’s just a sale. An amazing and a fun one, but it’s not the end of the world if you don’t get what you wanted.
In the meantime, here are my favorites from Lilly’s current collection:
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