Aisling’s Birth Story!

During week 35, I had not been feeling well. I chalked it up to general pregnancy symptoms, I was about to hit 36 weeks. My back primarily had hurt to the point that sitting was awful. I would fidget on the train and I would even stand for most of the ride to alleviate the pain. One night I called my husband from the train that I could not make the whole ride, my back hurt that much.

I called my OB who did not seem too concerned but during my weekly appointment, I brought it up again. Since the pain was by my upper back, he again did not seem too concerned. My appointment went well – I had a swab for GBS (Group B Strep) and got my flu shot. My doctor ended the appointment with “next week, we’ll start internals.” I was excited because I would finally figure out if I had made any progress and what the next steps would be.

On January 16th, I had my baby shower! I was so excited to see all of my friends and family. People came from far to see me and one friend even drove in a snowstorm! I had been worried about snow and it was a warm day! Baby R received SO much stuff we had no idea where to put it all!

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Work fam!

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So true!

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College roomies + one roomie’s little!

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My fam, sans my brother

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Gym fam!

On Sunday, the 17th, I was going to an Islanders game with my college roommate and her husband and my husband. My husband’s birthday was that week, so I was planning on celebrating his birthday a few days ahead. At 8am, I had gone to the bathroom and when I did, I noticed I was bleeding. Not a lot but enough for me to be like, holy shit. I told my husband and I called the OB.  My doctor said it was normal, but to call if anything else happened. I hadn’t even packed a labor bag. But a gut feeling told me to…  so I decided to err on the side of caution and pack one. I took a shower, noticed the bleeding had stopped and I was relieved. It was about 10 am. I get dressed and have some coffee.

We went to print the tickets for the game that was later at 4pm. It was about 12:00 and we had to catch the LIRR at 1. My husband said the printer was out of ink, so  I squatted down to get more ink and my water broke – like epic crazy movie style. My husband was like are you sure? My jeans were soaked. I took a pic because why not? But I won’t share that here. I called my OB from the bathroom and he said to go to the hospital and get checked out. Since the hospital is 10 minutes away and I knew I wouldn’t be eating anything once admitted (if admitted), so I ate a breakfast burrito, had some water and finished packing the bag. I took off my contacts and my jewelry.  I left my nose ring in because LOL that bitch was not coming out. The plan was to call family if and only if I was admitted. Because it made no sense for my family to drive over an hour for nothing. I email my friend about our change in plans and they wished me luck.

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Right before we left for the hospital.

 

Hi hospital!

Hi hospital!

I get admitted as an outpatient and I am checked – sure enough, my water broke. I get admitted as an inpatient. At this point, my contractions were OK. They felt like mild period cramps and thought I could handle the pain. It was an annoying pain but nothing too insane. After awhile, a doctor, who is not my doctor comes in – turns out my OB was out of town (he had been in earlier, but had left before I had called him about my water) but he was doing his best to get back. So I was being covered by his replacement. She was awesome. I have an internal exam which showed I was dilated a fingertip and effaced 50%. My husband brought Exploding Kittens and Uno and we played a few hands while watching X-Men on FX. I was in good spirits.

Shit was getting real at this point.

Shit was getting real at this point.

Hi hubs!

Hi hubs!

Within a few hours, I was dilated 2cm, effaced 75%.The contractions, which I can only describe as someone repeatedly stabbing and wringing my insides, were a minute apart, one on top of another. I could hear women down the hall screaming. That terrified me. I started to repeatedly vomit. The labor nurse discussed an epidural. I really wanted to do it on my own but I remember a friend from my gym and my colleague/friend telling me, take the epidural and not to be a hero.  The nurse told me the epidural would help me relax and make labor progress more quickly.  I took the epidural. Baby even had hiccups while I had contractions. Husband gets sent out of the room. The anesthesiologist tells me to keep still. Needles don’t bother me but holy shit did that hurt. I cried as I try to keep still. My left leg goes numb but not my right. I still feel the contractions. The epidural failed. I get another one. This one works and I was in heaven. I napped for 2 1/2 hours. I woke up because I started to feel pressure, which was the baby coming down. It felt like a weird burn/pressure.  It was about 11:00 pm. I was told that I would be checked at 11:30pm. The burning sensation intensified. At 11:20, I paged the nurse and beg to get checked. I get checked, dilated 9cm, 100% effaced. My husband called our folks. And I start taking practice pushes, which felt glorious. It was about 11:45pm. The room starts getting prepped for show time.

Baby warmer

Baby warmer

After 15 minutes of pushing, I had the baby! I had a small tear that required stitches. That was not fun. I felt every single stitch. Pushing which I was the most concerned with, was the least painful thing. We delayed cord clamping because baby was a premie, born at 35w, 4d. That also meant our skin to skin time was shortened to just 15 minutes because she had to go to NICU.  Her lungs were fine. The 2 vessel cord ended up being a non-issue. However, baby developed jaundice on Tuesday, so she stayed at the hospital. I was discharged Wednesday. Baby had light therapy and came home on the following Saturday, during the blizzard.

Less than 24 hours later (a mere 12 hours from when my water broke), Aisling Grace was born at 12:05 AM (on January 18th, at 5lbs, 5oz, 19 inches long). And we couldn’t be more in love.

Aisling Grace

Aisling Grace

Weeks 33-35 Review!

Hi friends! Long time no see!

It’s been busy here at the Raux household, trying to get ready for baby and dealing with the holidays. We are quickly approaching the end of this pregnancy and there is a lot to do – from finishing painting the nursery, ordering decorations for the nursery, going for pediatrician interviews, undergoing stress tests for the baby, and wrapping up work before I take my leave.

I promise one day this blog will be about actual running and not just all baby.

I miss running. I really do. I am having serious FOMO with Facebook and all the races.

But for now, the only running I am doing has come down to a waddle as I try to hustle up the subway stairs without getting run down by the massive mob behind me.

I had my shower yesterday, and baby girl was flooded with lots of love and gifts. I will do a separate recap on that – but in sum: SO MUCH FUN!

Onto the recap survey!

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What fruit or vegetable are you? 33 weeks = pineapple, 34 weeks = cantaloupe, 35 weeks = coconut

How far along? Currently 36 weeks!

Due date: 2-14-16

Boy or girl? Girl!

Next appointment: Weekly appointments started at 34 weeks due to my 2 vessel cord. Baby is having weekly stress stress tests for her cord issue and also because my last growth scan showed higher amniotic fluid. So higher amniotic fluid is not good as is lower amniotic fluid. So I have been having bio-physical profiles, which are a combo on non-stress tests and growth scans. So far it baby has been doing well! But because of the cord, my doctor said I may not make it all the way to 40 weeks and I may get induced at 39 weeks! We’ll know more as we keep going to appointments. So 1/22/16 is my next appointment.

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Total weight gain/loss: 30 lbs.

Exercise: I am still going but it’s challenging. I am fatigued easily and need more modifications. But it really makes me feel so good afterwards.

Stretch marks? Zero, zilch, nada.

Food cravings: None!

Symptoms: SO MANY BACKACHES. I have more difficulty sleeping and even sitting still.

Movement: Lots of movement! Usually in the early morning or late in the evening.

Wedding rings on or off? Still on!

Maternity clothes: Still rocking.

Belly button in/out: In!

What I’m looking forward to: Meeting baby girl! And finishing the nursery! We are getting down to the wire!

Name: Still not telling!

Week 32 Recap & Maternity Stitch Fix Review!

Hi friends!

I hope those of you who celebrate, had a wonderful Christmas! My Christmas was fun but busy! We split the holiday half with my family and half with husband’s family. And then I met with my bestie who lives far away and her fiance for brunch.

I swallowed an ornament!

I swallowed an ornament!

Hubs, me, bestie & her fiance

Hubs, me, bestie & her fiance

Later that day, I went to have another growth scan to make sure baby is growing at the appropriate rate due to her having a 2 vessel cord (also known as a single umbilical artery).  Baby so far seems, good – and she finally showed us her face!!

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I am so excited to meet her! I think she looks more like me from just the sonos – only time will tell. I look a lot like my mom, it’s kind of nuts.

Also December has been a month of babies! I know 7 women who had babies within the last 3 weeks. Clearly there is something in the water, har, har. With the exception of my pregnancy group that I am in and 1 other person due after me, I kind of sometimes feel like I am the last person to go… but baby still needs to do some more cooking. It’s still too early for her to show. In addition, we have moved onto the every 2 week doctor visit portion of the pregnancy – soon enough it will be once a week!

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What fruit/vegetable are you?  Honeydew melon (not my favorite).

Due date: 2-14-16!

How far along: Currently 33 weeks, 32 weeks for this recap!

Boy or girl? Girl!

Next appointment: 1/5/15!

Total weight gain/loss: 25-30? I have no idea, I haven’t stepped on the scale.

Exercise: Still doing kick-boxing, HIIT, upper/lower body strength training, and TRX. All on a modified level. I do take step classes but I don’t do too much with the step, or I keep it very low.

Stretch marks? None.

Food cravings: Nothing new…

Symptoms: Irritability, indigestion, and lots of backaches! The nausea and vomiting still occurs. FUN TIMES.

Movement: Lots of movement! Usually in the early morning or late in the evening.

Wedding rings on or off? Still on!

Maternity clothes: Still rocking.

Belly button in/out: In!

What I’m looking forward to: Meeting baby girl! And my shower! And finishing the nursery. And watching all the shows I have on DVR once I do go on leave (I am leaving 2 weeks before my due date, so unless baby comes early, I have lots of time for TV). Also alcohol and eating all the foods I couldn’t before. Seriously – I sniffed my husband’s beer the other day. Hashtag desperate much.

Aaaaaand finally, because this post is not long enough, I did a maternity Stitch Fix since I had a $20 credit. I was hoping for something fun for the holidays or my shower.

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IMG_9438I really loved everything that was sent to me, especially the skirt above (which was reversible, the other side, a bright purple). But nothing really called out to me. I liked the 2 tops but the stripe one is pretty basic and I have some tops already similar to it and the dress was really cute (it’s laser cut, which you can’t see) but it was not cute enough to justify spending $64 (with the $20 credit applied). I really want something more special for my shower. As for the skirt which I looooved, it was simply too big even with baby bump. So it all went back which was a bummer. I might do another one for when I transition from maternity back to regular sized clothing.

And that is all for now… in the meantime, best wishes for a Happy New Year (whoa)!!

 

Week 30 & 31 Recaps & What I am Looking Forward To…

 

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Baby R is an ornament!

I cannot believe I am at the 8th month mark, with just 8 ½-9 more weeks to go. I know I probably sound like a broken record, but I really do feel like I just announced/found out. Time has been flying by. So much so that it’s almost Christmas! And I haven’t even finished all of my holiday shopping. Honestly, I just started. Am I the only one? Yes? No?  It’s also hard to get into the holiday spirit because it’s been tropical here in NY, with a very warm Fall/Winter, with temperatures easily in the mid-to-high 60s whereas last year we were covered in snow!

I am pretty sure I am going to blink the next few weeks away and baby is going to be here!

I have a million apps on my phone and in one of the chat rooms for one of the apps I use, a bunch of women were discussing the things they were looking forward to most once baby arrives. And ironically enough, I was also discussing this with my husband. So here is my list of things that I am looking forward to most:

 

  • Not puking everyday (this is my #1, after meeting and holding Baby R)
  • Having a beer or a hard cider (Husband is going to try to sneak one into the hospital, haha)
  • Having soft cheeses or smoked fish or a cold cut deli sandwich
  • Not peeing every 2.5 seconds
  • Less backaches
  • Being able to sleep without 20,000 pillows propping me up
  • No heartburn
  • Not getting winded as I bound up the stairs
  • Easily putting shoes on or bending/reaching down

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What fruit/vegetable are you?  We went from a cucumber to a cabbage, broccoli stalk.  Other fun “size” items include: romaine lettuce, a foam finger, croquembouche, and a small clawed otter.

Due date: 2-14-16!

How far along: Currently 31 weeks!

Boy or girl? Girl!

Next appointment: 12/23/15 for a regular check up. This will be the LAST of my 3-week appointments. Then it’s onto every two weeks and then once a week. It is getting real!

Total weight gain/loss: 23 lbs at this recap.

Exercise: Still doing kick-boxing, HIIT, upper/lower body strength training, and TRX. All on a modified level. I do take step classes but I don’t do too much with the step, or I keep it very low.

Stretch marks? None.

Food cravings: Chinese food & chicken parm.

Symptoms: Irritability, indigestion, and lots of backaches! The nausea and vomiting still occurs. FUN TIMES.

Movement: Lots of movement! Usually in the early morning or late in the evening.

Wedding rings on or off? Still on!

Maternity clothes: Still rocking.

Belly button in/out: In!

What I’m looking forward to: Going on maternity leave, I am not even gonna lie. I am tired and commuting for work is getting more of a pain (dodging crowds, stairs, rushing to make a train). I have 42 days left! Not that I am counting or anything… ;)

 

Week 29 Recap!!

Hi friends! Time for your weekly dose of Baby R! Let’s roll through week 29!

So end of week 28 through week 29 was not fun –As you know from my last post here, I spent the week sick with a terrible cold, which I am still getting over.  Baby did not like all the coughing. There was a lot of kicking (which I didn’t hate, but baby was probably like ENOUGH already). We even had to cancel our trip to Boston for Thanksgiving, which I was super pumped about seeing family and eating all the turkey.  Pregnancy has also made me super grateful (and long for) for simple things like cold medicine, which I cannot take. There is a lot of medicine you cannot take when you’re pregnant.  (There are things you can take, once you clear it with your doctor of course).

I also spent the end of week 29 going to a hockey game with le hubs and seeing the tree at our local park get lit up. They even had fireworks after… it was really nice and festive and got me in the holiday spirit.

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 Onto week 29’s recap!!! Bee tee dubs, if you missed any of the recaps, check them out HERE!

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What fruit/vegetable are you?  Butternut squash!

Due date: 2-14-16!

How far along: 29 weeks for this recap. Currently 30 weeks!

Boy or girl? Girl!

Next appointment: 12/23/15 for a regular check up. I had a growth scan which estimated the baby to be about 3lbs! She’s on track growth wise and at birth will be around 7lbs.  This next appointment on the 23rd will be the LAST of my 3-week appointments. Then it’s onto every two weeks and then once a week. It is getting real!

Total weight gain/loss: 21 lbs at this recap.

Exercise: Still doing kick-boxing, HIIT, upper/lower body strength training, and TRX. All on a modified level. I do take step classes but I don’t do too much with the step, or I keep it very low.  I miss prenatal yoga on the weekend. I really need to get back to it and I think I will again for the remainder of this pregnancy.

Stretch marks? None.

Food cravings: Chocolate chip cookies, apple slices with almond butter, iced tea.

Symptoms: Irritability; difficulty sleeping, and easily getting out of breath. The nausea and vomiting still occurs but not as much as before.

Movement: Lots of movement! Usually in the early morning or late in the evening.

Wedding rings on or off? Still on!

Maternity clothes: Still rocking.

What I’m looking forward to: Painting the nursery and building the crib. My shower, which is a month away still.

Week 28 Recap, Thanksgiving Edition!

Happy Thanksgiving friends!

I spent my Thanksgiving being super sick. We were supposed to go to Quincy (in Massachusetts) to visit honey bunny’s family and we ended up not going. We started to drive and 20 minutes in I told honey bunny I couldn’t do it. The idea of being in the car for hours on end while all I wanted to do was be in bed with a blanket over my head brought me to near tears.  We spent our holiday at home, making our own mini Thanksgiving.  Thank goodness the store was open or we would have had no food except mozzarella and half of a Vidalia onion.

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Pigs in a blanket

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BBQ chicken bites

Corn bread, turkey tenders, corn, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy

Corn bread, turkey tenders, corn, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy

 I wasn’t even well enough to see my family on Staten Island, which is only 75 minutes away. They’re all sick too, which stunk as well. So we made the best of it. And when you’re pregnant, your medication options are limited because most meds out there are harmful to the baby. So Tylenol and Vapor Rub are my best buds right now.

I am still super sick and am hopeful this blasted cold will be over and done with soon enough. Being sick sucks!  I am using the rest of the long weekend to rest and not do too much. You bet as soon as I am well enough, I am getting my flu shot. Being sick with a cold is hard enough – I can’t imagine the flu!

Ok, ok, onto the recap… hello third trimester!

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What fruit/vegetable are you? Eggplant

Due date: Valentine’s Day 2016!

How far along: 28 weeks!

Boy or girl? Girl!

Total weight gain/loss: 23 lbs

Exercise: Still going as much as I can. I stopped doing yoga just because I don’t really have the time on the weekends at the moment, which stinks because I really liked it.  Most days I have bad morning sickness, which oddly enough, the gym really helps.  I am also listening to my body more – some moves I can’t do anymore because my belly gets in the way, so I just hold plank or do something else in its place.

Stretch marks? Nothing, zilch, nada. YAY!

Food cravings: Chocolate

Food aversions: Raw meat, hummus, stuffed peppers, beef stir-fry.

Other aversions: Smoke of any kind.

Symptoms: Nausea/dry-heaving, leg cramps, insomnia.

Movement: I am starting to notice Baby R more and more. But it is still kind of hard due to my anterior placenta.

Wedding rings on or off? Surprisingly still on!

Maternity clothes: Officially on!

What I’m looking forward to: Starting the nursery! We finally picked up the paint!

Baby purchases? No, but I bought a new tank top and pullover sweater for myself…

Name: We have a name! No, I am still not telling. ;)

Chobani Potluck: Pumpkin Cheesecake!

Disclaimer: Chobani is launching their first ever digital cookbook hosted on Instagram! Chobani invited me to their virtual potluck and asked that I share a holiday recipe made with Chobani. The Chobani that was used in this recipe was bought with my own money and not provided by Chobani.

Hi friends!

Happy Thanksgiving to all those who celebrate! The holidays are a special time of year. I am excited to spend time with my family/friends and I am excited to eat some really delicious foods. All this baby wants is carbs and honestly, I am going into Thanksgiving like:

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Surprisingly, I thought my sweet tooth would go bananas when I got pregnant. If anything, I have been more into craving savory foods instead of sweets. But that’s not to say I don’t want any sweets. Give me a good piece of dark chocolate any day of the week and I am happy as a lark.  We’re going away for the holiday (briefly) and I wanted to bring something that I know everyone would enjoy. So I made pumpkin cheesecake. I thought making a cheesecake would be a kind of a difficult project, but it’s surprisingly simple!

Also, I used a ready-made graham cracker crust just to make things easier. But of course, you can make one from scratch if you really wanted to be adventurous!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 of a 15-ounce can canned pumpkin (pumpkin puree NOT pumpkin pie filling, which is filled with sugar and super high in calories)
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 4 ounces reduced fat neufchatel cheese
  • 2 Chobani plain 0% 5.3 oz cups
  • 1/3 cup of Splenda sugar blend
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 eggs

Tools: 2 bowls + 1 ramekin; electric mixer, spatula

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Directions:

Preheat oven to 325°F. Empty ½ of your pumpkin (I eyeballed it) into a small bowl and add 4 tbsp of milk to the pumpkin and beat well with an electric mixer set on low; set aside. In another bowl, beat the neufchatel cheese with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. In that same bowl, add the 2 Chobani and mix with mixer until well incorporated.  Once mixed, add the pumpkin pie spice and sugar and mix again until well incorporated and set aside. In the ramekin, lightly beat one egg. Add that egg to the yogurt-cheese batter and mix just enough to combine.  Repeat with other egg.  Add pumpkin from earlier; beat until incorporated and smooth. Now add to pie crust (whether homemade or not, up to you).  Bake at 325 degrees for about 30 minutes (I had mine on the low rack).  Remove from oven and let cool. When completely cool, chill for at least a few hours or place in freezer for about 30 minutes.

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It was so, so good. Not overtly sweet at all. Even Nicky had a bite and liked it! If you make the recipe, let me know what your thoughts. For other Chobani inspired foods, check out their recipes here and check out their potluck on Thanksgiving!

Have a great holiday!

Weeks 26-27 Recap!

Hi friends!

Let’s wrap out the second trimester! Can you believe it? We’re in the 3rd trimester!!! Check out all of Baby R’s recaps HERE!

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This pregnancy has really flown by. I cannot believe we’re in double digits until Baby R makes her grand appearance. I have been incredibly amazed at what my body has been able to do thus far and I cannot wait until we meet baby.  But it also feels like we have no time to do anything and I am freaking out a little. But that’s not to say everything has been super easy. If anything, it hasn’t. Now, I am grateful because some women have it really hard (one woman I know has seizures and another had to go on bed rest early on and ended up having her baby super duper early). But this has been one of the hardest things I have done to be honest. I was watching “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” and I related to Elizabeth Banks’ character so much. Her rant at the baby expo is so spot on:

I too kind of went into this with this naive thinking too – wanting the cute little bump and the pregnancy glow. Well, I have the glow – except the glow comes from my continued morning sickness despite being almost  months pregnant. I also am having a harder time sleeping and all this extra estrogen has made me super duper cranky. I will say my skin has never looked better. I also fell and got pushed (by an angry commuter), so those were low points for these past two weeks. But in great news, baby R is growing right on track and she weighs 2lbs and 4oz.

Oh, and I had my glucose screening at 27 weeks. The drink wasn’t as terrible as they make it seem. But it was soooo cold. That made it hard to drink down.

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Spoiler alert: I passed, woohoo! (Thank GOD!!!) Ok, onto the recap!

What fruit/vegetable are you? Cauliflower

Due date: Valentine’s Day 2016!

How far along: 27 weeks for this recap. Currently, 28 weeks! Hello 3rd trimester!

Boy or girl? Girl!

Total weight gain/loss: About 20lbs.

Exercise: Still going as much as I can. I stopped doing yoga just because I don’t really have the time on the weekends at the moment, which stinks because I really liked it.  Most days I have bad morning sickness, which oddly enough, the gym really helps.  I am also listening to my body more – some moves I can’t do anymore because my belly gets in the way, so I just hold plank or do something else in its place.

Stretch marks? Nothing, zilch, nada. YAY!

Food cravings: Cheese, fries, and breakfast sandwiches.

Food aversions: Raw meat, hummus, and peppers.

Other aversions: Smoke of any kind.

Symptoms: Nausea/dry-heaving, leg cramps, insomnia, foot swelling if I have been standing all day.

Movement: I am starting to notice Baby R more and more. But it is still kind of hard due to my anterior placenta.

Wedding rings on or off? Surprisingly still on!

Maternity clothes: Officially on!

What I’m looking forward to: Starting the nursery! Planning my cake for the baby shower.

Baby purchases? Nothing new.

Name: I think we have a name! No, I am still not telling. ;)

And there you have it!

REVIEW: Scala Pronto Slouchy Beret

Disclaimer: I received this knit beret from Scala Pronto by Dorfman-Pacific in exchange for a review. As always, all opinions are my own.

It’s November in New York and the weather has been unseasonably warm. I am still waiting for the first snow to come and I have all my winter gear ready. And it’s been 65 degrees. And no snow. So that’s been kind of a bummer (thanks global warming). Some on my Facebook news feed are from the mid-west and have had been hit with snow.

So until it starts to get colder, alas, all my cute winter gear has to stay indoors. When out and about in the cold, for me, accessories matter. No one can see your cute outfit (unless you want to risk hypothermia) so having cute, chic accessories is important. One of things I cannot wait to start wearing is my adorable knit slouchy beret from Scala Pronto.

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This beret is adorable. The picture above and below, really does not do any justice. It comes in two colors: grey and oatmeal. The color I have is oatmeal. Both colors are neutrals and will go well with anything. What you can’t see is the metallic lurex thread weaved throughout which gives it a beautiful pop and makes it appear more high end.  Also, the metallic lurex thread adds a festive touch to any Fall and Winter outfit. I cannot wait to pair it with my knit blanket scarf and my new winter coat for a comfy, cozy, chic look. It’s also very on trend with it being slouchy. The beret is so soft, is one size fits all, and is affordable, retailing for $32.00. It’s also 100% acrylic, so it will be easy to wash.

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If the slouchy beret isn’t your thing, Village Hat Shop has tons of other styles from Scala Pronto that you can choose from.  I really cannot wait for it to get more cold out so I can wear it!

Review: Firmoo Eyeglasses

Disclaimer: I received a pair of glasses from Firmoo in exchange for a review; as always all opinions are my own.

Hi friends!

You may remember that a few months ago, I had received some glasses from a company called Firmoo. I had really loved their glasses – they were functional, light, and the turnaround time was pretty quick. So you bet that I was really excited when Firmoo reached out to me once more. Though I am an avid contact lens wearer, at home and on the weekends I try to stick to glasses to give my eyes a rest.

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The hardest part of the experience was deciding what frames I wanted! There were so many options to be had – I spent my time poring over the new arrivals section (called “Daily New”), which is updated daily. You can also narrow your options by men’s, women’s, sunglasses and then from there, color, material type, size, lens type, prescription type, and shape of frame. The options are truly endless.

Online ordering was wicked easy. As I had recently gone to the eye doctor, I knew my script had not changed (as a matter of fact, my eyes improved slightly but not enough to change my script). So all of my information was already on the site from last time. It was just a matter of a few clicks and bam, my glasses were en route to me! But for those who are brand new to Firmoo, all it is a few clicks to register, entering your information, choosing your glasses and then choosing options such as reduced glare, bifocals, etc.

This time, I picked an entirely different frame style and color. Last time they were bigger lenses in a classic black. These are smaller, in a cute tortie frame. The glasses came in this adorable map case too. Again, the glasses seem to be well made and are not heavy. I am again really pleased.

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Ta-da!

Ta-da!

The glasses are also incredibly affordable, which is really, really nice. Before Firmoo, I was buying my glasses through my doctors’ office which is convenient, but also really, really expensive (think hundreds of dollars). So I am really happy with the service and options Firmoo allows for. If you want to try Firmoo yourself, right now, new customers can get 15% off! Just click HERE and start shopping!

Oh, and while you’re at it, check out Firmoo’s social media channels:

Website:   www.firmoo.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FirmooGlasses
Twitter:     https://twitter.com/firmoo
Instagram: https://instagram.com/firmoo_optical/

Thanks again Firmoo for the opportunity and fantastic glasses! :)