Pregnancy Update: Week 18

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This is the week!! I finally feel like I’m gaining some of that second trimester energy that everyone wants! I’m not waddling like a penguin yet and still feel somewhat graceful. :) My nickname has been penguin when I’m pregnant since we were expecting our first child. Thankfully I’m only called that when I’m really large. :) We were at a zoo when I was 9 months pregnant with our first child, and we literally ran through to see the penguins before the zoo closed. Sean started laughing and said I was waddling like a penguin, and the nickname has been with me ever since. It’s better than being called an elephant, right? ;) I love penguins, so I really don’t mind.

18 Weeks Pregnant!

I’ve been drinking a lot of Red Raspberry tea, and have found a special way to make it that I just love! I’ll be sharing the recipe soon. My midwife said I can drink as much as I want as long as it does not bring on contractions.

I have started having the usual braxton hicks contractions. Since this is my 6th pregnancy they definitely start earlier than they used to!

The usual problem of varicose veins is quite present. It is probably my biggest complaint right now. My right leg is covered in veins, and especially my foot and ankle. It is a lovely color of purple and blue, and very swollen. I finally broke down and bought a V2 supporter. They are not cheap! I looked at them during my last pregnancy but I wasn’t sure if it would work. I am so thankful I purchased it, I’ve noticed a huge difference since I started wearing it! I’m going to try a new varicose vein tincture and cream and see if that helps my leg at all.

The baby is active and kicking, which is so nice to feel! I am getting so excited to hold another baby in my arms, it has been awhile! Deborah will be 3 in December, and this has been the longest break we have had between babies.

If you are pregnant, how is your pregnancy going? 

Win $100 Shopping Spree at Deborah & Co!

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Are you needing to add some new items to your wardrobe? Would you love to win some children’s toys or modest princess play dresses? You came to the right spot! Today we are giving away $100 shopping spree at Deborah & Co. and you get to select what items you win!!

This giveaway is a bit unique, in that you get to fill up your shopping cart at Deborah & Co. and then leave your cart. What is in your cart is what will be shipped to you if you win the $100 shopping spree! When considering what items you want to add to your cart, think through the needs of your family. Do you need to stay warm this winter? Consider adding our fleece lined leggings to your cart. You can wear them all winter long under skirts and stay super warm!

Fleece LIned Leggings from Deborah & Co. On sale now! | deborahandco.comAre you wanting a new skirt for fall and winter? Our Perfect Pockets skirt is really cute and looks great with leggings and boots! This is a heavier weight fabric that will work well for colder weather.

Perfect Pockets Skirt is a nice skirt for fall and winter! It is a heaver weight fabric that will help keep you warm. Or maybe you need a tank to help with layering under cardigans this winter. Add the Halftee tank to your cart! This is a reversible tank, and features a higher and lower neckline (lower neckline is shown). I like that it is thicker than a lot of tanks so it can be layered with open cardigans.

Double Collar Top in Navy and Cream! The new Double Collar Top is available in Navy or Cream collars, and is such a unique feminine top! The front is double lined for modesty, and has a size zipper. It is lovely! You can wear a cardigan over it during the chilly days.

If you need a new camisole for layering under a cardigan, the Full Length Halftee features a reversible, high/low neckline and is a thicker weight where you can’t see through it!

 

 

Full Length Halftee Tank will work great for layering under cardigans!

 

You might need some gifts for your daughters? Browse through our princess play dress page, books, media, and toys pages! We have high quality gift items that will bless and encourage your daughters!

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Modest Monday and A Link Up!

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Maxi Skirt and Cardigan, second trimester pregnancy outfitI love this maxi skirt. I got it from ThredUP and while it’s not a maternity maxi, it works perfectly right now. The only downside is that I didn’t realize it was a petite skirt! It still looks ok with boots though. My mother-in-law was surprised to see me in boots with heels today. I’m not a huge heels person, and especially not during pregnancy. I have really bad varicose veins, but they didn’t seem to get worse during the time I wore these boots.

I love the second trimester of pregnancy! It's when I normally feel the best! I feel like my hair has been pretty boring lately. I’m growing my bangs out and have to keep them pinned back with a bobby pin. I need to look on Pinterest for some more ideas of what to do with bangs that are growing out!

Mini Flexi Clip from Lilla Rose I did get my hair pulled back in a mini flexi clip. See why I can’t do more elaborate hairstyles? My hair has a mind of it’s own and likes to go where it wants. :)

Having fun during my second trimester! I think I was trying to twirl, and it ended up looking like this. So much for second trimester gracefulness. :) At least I have a smile on my face!

Black boots with a maxi skirt! Black boots and crunchy fall leaves. I love this time of year!

What I Wore

Maxi Skirt – Gap Brand, found on ThredUP

Tank – similiar to Full Length Halftee

Pink Cardigan – Thrift Store (attention brand)

Boots – ThredUP

Necklace – Kohls

Flexi Clip – Mini Flexi from Lilla Rose

Makeup – L’BRI Pure and Natural 

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Where I’ve Been This Past Week….

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This past week was so much fun! We went away for a family vacation, and it was nice to just be away from everything for a few days. My dad and step-mom invited us to stay at a lodge in Branson MO with them, and my sister and her family came as well.

Four Months Pregnant! I didn’t do a pregnancy update this week, but here is my week 17 picture! The mirror makes my hand look huge! See the jacuzzi behind me? Yes, I totally enjoyed using that almost every night we were there! One night I put Peace and Calming Essential Oil in it and loved how it smelled.

Silver_Dollar_CityWe went to Silver Dollar City one day and enjoyed it a lot! I had not been since I was a teenager, and it brought back so many memories of being there with my mom and family. I really appreciate the family environment that is found there, and was reminded again of how different life is from the pioneer days.

We celebrated our 12 year anniversary! We celebrated our 12 year wedding anniversary while we were gone!

We also went to the Titanic museum and the Laura Ingalls Wilder house. Sean has never read the books, and after seeing her house and learning more about her he is wanting to read the books out loud as a family. Yay! I love her books so much, and my boys read them over and over again, just like I did as a child.

The internet where we stayed was really bad. Actually everywhere we went we had really poor cell phone signal, so I was not able to do much work. I’m trying to get caught up on emails and work on new blog posts for this week!

Don’t forget that today is the very last day of the Lilla Rose 10%-15% off sale! It’s a great time to be thinking ahead to Christmas gifts!

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