Pregnancy Update: Week 13

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I had an amazing start to week 13th! I had some energy come back and took advantage of it.

Friday I spent the afternoon in the basement and sorted through all the children’s fall and winter clothes. I’ve been ordering clothes on ThredUP for them, and I’m going to a children’s consignment sale in a few weeks to hopefully finish getting what I need for them.

After going through the clothes I made homemade chicken and noodles and mashed potatoes, with crescent rolls. It was the first time I made a big dinner since I’ve been pregnant. I went to bed really tired and haven’t recovered since then.

Week 13 Pregnancy Update! Sean said I frown all the time because I feel sick. This is my attempt at a smile. I was in bed most of the day and never put my contacts in.

I’m trying to be patient and wait for some more energy to come. I also thought I was through getting sick, but totally lost the hot chocolate I drank the other night. A few more weeks….I keep telling myself that. :) My family is being amazing and helping out a lot.

I’ve had a lot of headaches in my neck, and I’ve been trying different natural things to help. The best thing ever was putting peppermint essential oil on my neck. It was really amazing how well it helped. Peppermint is totally natural and is safe during pregnancy. I’ve learned it is best for me to wash my hands after putting it on, I made the mistake of rubbing my eye and it hurt really bad!

The baby is almost 3 inches long, is the size of a pea pod and weighs nearly an ounce! I can’t wait to start feeling a lot of movement, it is so special to feel baby kicks! Deborah talks all the time about the baby that is coming. It is really sweet to hear a 2 year old be so excited about a new baby!


Advertise on our Christmas Gift Guide!

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The Deadline to be included in this gift guide is September 26th!

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Modest Monday and a Link Up!

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Purple Lace Maxi skirt with touches of brown for fall! | themodestmomblog.comI actually managed to take a quick picture for Modest Monday, even though it was my 10 year old son that snapped the picture. :) This is Sunday before church, and you can’t tell but I was absolutely exhausted! I made it to church, but spent most of the time resting in the nursery while I listened to the sermon. After church I got to hold a friend’s little baby boy for awhile, so that helped me stay focused that this fatigue is all worth it!

I love this lace maxi skirt, it’s a sample I’m trying, and hopefully I will be able to get some in stock in October for you all at Deborah & Co. Maxi skirts are the most comfortable thing ever right now. :)

The jewelry that I’m wearing is pretty special. The bracelet (you can’t see it in the pictures) is a handmade bracelet with roses and the letters L and R on them. I was gifted it when I reached Supervisor with Lilla Rose. The necklace says Blessed, and I was given it from my upline when I reached Manager with Lilla Rose! It’s the first time I’ve worn both together. :)

Heart Flexi Clip from Lilla Rose I *think* I’m going to grow my bangs out, so I just pinned them back with some bobby pins and use a size small flexi clip to hold some of hair back. I don’t like how it looks right now, but that initial effort of growing bangs out is never fun. I figured the best time to do it is when I already look tired and not so great. :)

My five beautiful children! I couldn’t resist sharing this picture I took of our children Sunday morning! It’s hard to get all five of them together for a picture, but this one turned out good. There are a lot of clothes from ThredUP on these children! Olivia’s outfit is completely from ThredUP (pink shirt, brown skirt and flower shoes). Mosiah’s suit coat is from ThredUP also. I love how easy it is to shop at ThredUP and get good quality, gently used clothing without leaving my house!

Last chance to get your Healthy Living Bundle!

Today is the very last day to get the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle! Normally priced at $1030, you can get it for just $29.99! There are no catches, you just get one amazing deal! I love the bonus offers that come with this, I’ve already ordered free skincare products and I’m trying to decide what free item I’m going to get for our baby from the baby store that is offering a $15 credit! The bonus offers are amazing, and some ladies purchase the bundle just for the bonuses!

I thought I would let you all know what a blessing your support has been. You might not realize it, but we were able to pay off a lot of Sean’s college loan through a previous bundle sale, thanks to your support. So not only are you blessed with these amazing new products, bonus offers, and ecourses to learn from, but our family is blessed as well. Bloggers feel so awkward putting that out there, but sometimes it’s good for our readers to know what a blessing you all really are, even if you never buy a single thing, you bless us just by coming back and helping our blog to grow!

I also wanted to let you all know that we are taking Pre-Orders for our new princess dresses! I shared about them on Facebook Friday, and we are already getting orders! I doubt these dresses will last through the Holiday season, so if you have your heart set on getting one, please pre-order!

Princess Dresses are available for Pre-Order at Deborah and Co!

These are machine washable play dresses, my daughters use their play dresses all the time and they have held up really well. You can find these dresses and more on our Princess Play Dress page!

What I Wore

Skirt – Hopefully coming next month to Deborah & Co. 

Cami – Downeast Basics

Cardigan – holly robinson peete brand (Ross or Marshalls)

Boots – From Zulily (daily deals website)  last year

Flexi Clip – Lilla Rose

Makeup - L’BRI pure and natural

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How I’m Saving $192, And So Can You!

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I’ll be the first to admit, I’m behind on all the inside scoop of this Healthy Living Bundle. I just realized last night that there are two e-courses in the bundle that I really want to learn from, and I gave a happy squeal when I discovered they are included at the one amazingly low price! So, I want to share how I’m going to save $192 (and really much more) through the two awesome e-courses included.

There are more e-courses included then just these two, but these are what stand out to me personally.

The first is Essential Oils and Natural Health by Jessie Hawkins (Vintage Remedies). I still can’t believe this is included, as it is a $95.00 course!

Essential Oil ecourse!


I’ll say upfront, I use Young Living oils. In fact, I have my own website because I signed up to receive the discounts. A lot of people don’t realize that I’m a consultant with Young Living, simply because I don’t push the products on my blog a lot. Do you want to know why?

I try to write about what I feel experienced and qualified with. I’m still a newbie with the oils. I’ve been using them for about a year now, but I haven’t taken the time to read books on end and study for hours on the safety of essential oils. I signed up with Young Living simply because I felt it was the highest quality oil that I was reading about, not because I’m a devout Young Living fan who worships everything about them. I didn’t want to stress about the quality of the oil I was using, and since Young Living grows their own products, and has their seed to seal promise, I felt safe in signing up with them.

Honestly though, it was the easiest way for me to get started. I didn’t have to research 10 different companies, I just picked the one I felt the most comfortable with. I’m sure there are other great oils out there.

With that being said, I’m really looking forward to going through this essential oil e-course. I am so excited to use essential oils throughout my pregnancy, and have already had some good experiences with some oils that helped me in my first trimester. I know I’m not alone in needing to learn more about essential oils, and this seems like the perfect way to learn! Course content is delivered in the interactive student portal through audio lectures, PDF downloads, video demonstrations, interactive quizzes, and a personal course instructor for feedback, guidance, and encouragement!

MamaBaby Birthing ecourse!

The other e-course I’m super excited about is the Mamababy Birthing e-course. Kristen Burgess put this together after having had six natural births. I haven’t been pouring over the pregnancy books this time around; I guess by the time baby #6 comes I don’t feel the need to read all the cautions and warnings. But I always love to learn new tips and techniques on having an even better birthing experience.

My births have all been awesome, natural home birth experiences. But I have a pattern of every other birth being slightly harder, with a few more challenges. If my pattern holds true, this will be the more challenging birth experience. My midwife says they aren’t super challenging at all, but because my other births have been so awesome, it’s hard when things don’t go just the way I hope. So I’m going to be super prepared this time around, and hope to learn a lot from this e-course! It is a $97 value, but included in the Healthy Living Bundle through Monday!

You get all this, plus more ($1030 value!) for only $29.97! It’s a once a year offer, and I’m happy to share it with you all!