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    2017 New York Baby Show Tickets Giveaway!

    I am suuuuuuuuuuper excited to be attending the 2017 New York Baby Show for the first time. When I found out the dates (May 20 & 21) the show was coming to NYC I KNEW I had to be there in all my third trimester glory to check out all the programming and cute baby products. it wouldn’t have made any sense for me to miss the biggest baby show for new and expecting parents in the COUNTRY. I’m excited about all the speakers, information and BIG giveaways they have planned and can’t wait to attend. 

    Interested in attending the BIGGEST baby show in the country?

    I’m having a special giveaway JUST for the LifeNaytion! Click here to find out all the details on how to receive free tickets for you or your family. 

    Missed out on the giveaway? 

    Don’t worry! You can still receive 50% off ANY ticket by visiting this link here. Normal ticket price is $30 per family (for 2 adults and up to 4 children), and $20 per individual. 

    Cant wait to see you there! 

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    First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage, Then Comes Mysogynoir…

    A few days ago Ciara FINALLY confirmed what we all knew already….

    And while we all hit a resounding “awwwww…….” of course the haters came with wings spread WIDE. Everyone had something to say about Ciara getting pregnant by her HUSBAND.

    She got pregnant too soon.

    She announced it too soon.

    She’s a HOE for getting pregnant by her husband.

    Yea ya’ll a hoe. A whole hoe. Because nowadays, if you date someone, wait to have sex until marriage, get married and THEN have a baby with them….. you’re a hoe. The idea of being a happily married black woman expanding your family is unfathomable. Meanwhile Lil Wayne has 50/11 baby mamas and I don’t see whoredom being thrown around anywhere in the Weezy Circus. #ImJustSaying….

    What was your reaction to Ciara’s pregnancy announcement? Or your reaction to the reactions? 

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    {BabyLove}- what’s going on in 3rd tri?

    Lemme just start off with a beautiful cliche disclaimer: Pregnancy is a beautiful thing. To know life is growing inside of you is amazing and I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world right now.

    Now that that’s out of the way…. I’ll say it. I’m over it. I’m approaching 30 weeks in a couple days and I want this kid out (not really I want him to be as healthy as possible when he’s born)!!! Who told me I could do this?! I’m not built for this! LOL. Pregnancy does so much to your body that NO amount of reading can prepare you for. Thank God for YouTube! If I didn’t learn so much from there, my doctor would block my number from the amount of times I call her to make sure something is normal. 

    I am now in the glorious third trimester of pregnancy where everything just seems to get bigger by the day. And by everything… I mean none of the important things that they tell you will get bigger. Like where are these great boobs I was supposed to get? Whomp! BabyLove is literally taking everything and I am ALL belly. I don’t mind because I love him to pieces and I know he needs everything he can get but geesh… A little boob never hurt anyone! LMAO. Before pregnancy I was 100 pounds… At almost 29 weeks I was 121! Sounds like nothing to some people but when you’re used to being THAT tiny all of your adult life… I feel like I’m doing a never ending gym workout. And don’t get me started on breathing! I actually went to triage at the hospital two weeks ago because this baby is SO big and I am SO tiny that he’s literally squishing my lungs and making it hard for me to catch my breath even laying down (I also can’t get too full because then the pressure from my stomach PLUS baby take up too much space in there)! I was worried about the amount of oxygen he was getting but of course the little brat was fine in there! But breathing is an everyday struggle that I still sometimes panic about because I have a history of asthma and you never forget the feeling of not being able to catch your breath. 

    All in all though OTHER than not being able to breathe and wondering where my boobs are.. I’m thankful to God that I’ve had an easy pregnancy. I have nothing to complain about (though hormones always help me find something) and I’m just anxiously awaiting the little prince’s arrival and mentally preparing for motherhood. 

    Life huh? 

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    Midweek Inspiration + A Letter to my Son

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    My sweet baby,

    I can’t believe you’re almost here! I’ve carried you for 25 weeks and a few days now which means I’ll get to see you in about 3 months. You’re due November 10th but I have a feeling you’ll be an October baby (I want to call it intuition.. though it could just be my anxiousness to meet you) and I can’t wait until you’re here and we can start this next phase of life together. You have already helped me grow so much as a person and I know our experience will make me that much better;

    of this I am determined

    There isn’t an hour that goes by that I don’t think about you or wonder how you’re doing in there. You probably know this already cause I’m constantly wiggling you around to make sure you’re ok. That’s my job as your mommy. To make sure that you are always safe. I already wish I could keep you protected from this crazy world forever….tuck you away somewhere… but that wouldn’t be fair to you. Life’s experiences are what’s going to make you and sometimes it’s going to be hard, but

    I’m always going to be here to motivate you, to wipe your tears, and to make it a little easier.

    I pray everyday that I can fill your childhood with happy memories and that you don’t feel the stress or worries of adult life much too soon. 

    You’re going to be spoiled.

    There’s no doubt in my mind. So many people love you already and it’s amazing to be surrounded by such supportive people. Family is important and I hope you always keep that in the forefront of your mind. No one will love you as much as we do. Your mommy, daddy, grandparents, aunts and uncles… we all can’t wait to see you and watch you grow up. It’s almost like you’re every one’s first baby. Family also isn’t perfect but I hope that you always remember that while you may have differences,

    God doesn’t make mistakes and your family is yours forever.

    They are a little cray cray….. but you’ll love them just the same. 

    I have such high hopes for you. I hope you’ll be a mommas boy (your daddy’s hoping otherwise). I hope you have your daddy’s passion and his drive because when he feels strongly about something nothing stands in his way. I hope you don’t get either of our stubbornness but that’s definitely wishful thinking!! LOL. But mostly I hope you never feel cheated or short of our love.

    You couldn’t even begin to imagine how much you are wanted, anticipated and loved already.

    Xoxo, 

    Mommy

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