Pregnancy Update: Week 11

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Week 11 of my pregnancy!

 

It’s official, I look pregnant! I’m getting the twins comment, but I really think it’s just because this is my 6th baby and I just show quickly now. I’m still in regular clothes, the Rainbow Skirt fits me ok still, I just wear it a little higher on my tummy. :)

The children are always asking how big the baby is, so I looked it up tonight and told them all the latest info. The baby is the size of a fig, and is perfectly formed. It’s so sweet to think about it!

This past week was a critical point in starting to feel a little better. We had a Labor Day church retreat, and I decided to go ahead and go. The cabins are air conditioned, and the food is always really yummy. The downside is the walk to the bathrooms, but I survived. Actually I did better then survive, I actually ate a meal there! It was the first time I felt full in weeks, and it was a wonderful feeling. I was surrounded by loving friends, and if the meal wasn’t something I could eat, the cooks warmed something else up for me. I was still really exhausted at the retreat, but everyone helped and I rode the golf cart to get around.

It was wonderful to not only be fed physically, but spiritually. The sermons were really good, and I came away very encouraged to keep striving towards higher ground.

I received really good news this week…my progesterone levels are not only up where they need to be, but super high! And I was able to be on progesterone pills this week instead of shots, which was a huge answer to prayer! I think the pills actually make me more tired then the shots do, but emotionally the shots were very difficult for me to handle, so I’m sticking with the pills. I don’t know what my doctor has planned at this point, if he wants me to just get through the first trimester or if I have to stay on the progesterone longer.

I’m starting to get excited about having a baby. That might sound bad that I’m just getting excited, but those of you who go through really bad morning sickness or fatigue probably understand that statement. It’s been all I can do to just survive, but now that I’ve been able to eat a little more, the joy and excitement is starting to come.

OIOI diaper bag that I got for the new baby!

I ordered a new diaper bag for this baby from Zulily. It was discounted a lot on there and I wanted a messenger style diaper bag. I really like it, and can’t wait to use it! It’s not available on Zulily now, but it is on sale at Amazon!

Today we are getting a new mattress set delivered! We bought a cheap set 9 years ago, and it has definitely seen better days. We are both looking forward to getting better sleep on a comfortable bed! It was a big purchase for us – we are Craigslist shoppers normally, but decided we wanted to spend the money on some mattresses that should last for quite awhile.

My goal for this week is to be able to eat more food, and be out of bed more. Since the medicine makes me groggy I only have so much control over that, but I’m really needing to be out of bed and doing a little more housework!

Modest Monday Link Up

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I hope you have had a great Labor day weekend!

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Labor Day Sale at Deborah and Co!

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Labor Day Sale at Deborah and Co!

Our Labor Day sale begins today at Deborah & Co. and it goes through Monday, September 1st! You can take $5 of any order of $50 or more with the code LABORDAY5 at the checkout.

Every order of $100 or more will receive a free scarf in their package!

This is the last weekend to order our custom sewn skirts, as they will be discontinued. Again, we thank you so much for your support in that area, and for understanding.

Sean has been working hard for a few months to launch a whole new look to Deborah & Co., and it went live this week! I love being married to a graphic designer. :) We hope you like the new and improved site. There are still a few details we are working on, but we think you’ll find that the shopping experience is much improved.

We also have added lots and lots of new products this week! You have to take a look at Little Deborah and look through all the new toys, books, DVD’s, and more that has been added! Our hope is to become a general store of sorts online, offering a variety of products that will bless families. We only add products that we can stand behind, so you can shop with confidence!

On top of the $5 off special, we have select items on sale all throughout the store!

Tank and Short Sleeve Halftees

Full Length Layering Shells

Striped Cotton Skirt ($10 off!)

Polka Dot Skirt ($10 off!)

Paper Dolls

ABC Say it With Me DVD

Plus lots more!

We just added ¾ length white Halftees to the store, and we know this will be another popular item, especially as fall is fast approaching.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

 

 

 

Kiwi Crate – Fun Crafts for Kids!

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*I was sent a Kiwi Crate to review, and was compensated for this review. All thoughts are my own however and I am not paid to write a positive review.*

This Kiwi Crate could not have come at a better time. In the middle of morning sickness and fatigue, crafts or any fun activieis is the last thing on my list to be doing now. In fact the box sat on my dresser for at least a week before I summoned the energy to let my children open it.

Opening up their first Kiwi Crate Box! I originally thought this would be just for my 6 and 4 year old girls, but after opening it up we gave one activity to the boys (this was done reluctantly, as they really wanted to do both but we shared!).

Discovering what is in the Kiwi Crate box! Obviously Olivia was having a crazy hair day! They were pretty excited to actually open the box up and see two craft kits in it! Included in the box was a city skyscraper to color and build, and a car to build with road tape to play with. I was impressed with how nicely everything was packaged, and all the little extras that the children appreciated. Cardstock actives to cut out, and a nice pair of children’s scissors was included, even though you don’t need them for the actual craft kits.

Building a car from Kiwi CrateThe instructions given are very easy to follow, and even if a child can’t read there are clear pictures given. None of the children had trouble following the instructions. Even though I think the boys were slightly older then the boxes are intended for (10 and 8), they loved putting together the car. A cardboard car shape that you put stickers on, with wooden wheels that roll.

The finished Kiwi Crate Car! The finished car on the track they set up with the tape that was included!

So what exactly is Kiwi Crate? In case it’s not obvious yet, it’s craft sets that are mailed each month to your house! Every month it will be a different set of crafts that are included. I think the crafts are really good for the 4-7 age range, but there are exceptions, like the car above. :) Skill wise it wasn’t for a 10 year old, he just thought it would be fun to put a car together.

These kits are perfect for the busy mom who does not have time to constantly be coming up with new crafts for the children to do. While I can’t fit a monthly subscription into my budget right now, I think this is a perfect gift idea for grandparents to give! And I know there are a lot of families who set the money aside, to give their child something fun and educational to look forward to each month.

The subscription prices are from $16.95-$19.95 (free shipping), depending on how many months you sign up for.  Or you can try just one month, and see what you think!

Use code BTS25 for 25% off  your 1st month subscription to Kiwi Crate. New subscribers also receive free shipping PLUS a bonus welcome kit. 

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