Pregnancy

Bella Gravida – Revolutionizing the Maternity Wardrobe

Bella Gravida Outfits

I participated in a Blog Blast Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Bella Gravida. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Recently I have received exciting news that quite a few people very close to me are pregnant!  One of those lovely ladies is my sister-in-law who is pregnant with her first and I am over the moon excited for her.  With all these exciting announcements I thought there’s no better time than the present to impart some of my pregnancy wisdom.  I have done this four times after all, hehe.  And so today we … …..

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The Stork OTC – Twitter Chat & Giveaway {The only conception assistance device available without a prescription.}

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This post is brought to you by The Stork OTC and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own. As I sit here this morning feeling my little bundle of joy kicking and squirming about I truly realize how blessed I am to be welcoming my fourth daughter into the world in just a few short weeks.  This little one will complete our family and we are all so excited to meet and cuddle her.  But it hurts my heart to know that so many women struggle to conceive or carry a child to term.  The truth is that 1 in … …..

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Never Wordless Wednesday: Baby Harper #4

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I realize I haven’t blogged a lot about my fourth pregnancy.  I got off to a little bit of a rocky start with some rather severe depression issues and once I got those all worked out I just tried to enjoy the pregnancy as much as possible.  Unfortunately, the doctors office I chose because they were supposedly VBAC friendly was doing nothing but stressing me out after I refused to take the glucose test.  I was monitoring my sugar levels using a meter, but I simply didn’t want to ingest the glucose drink.  After getting too many bad vibes from … …..

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Sea-Band Mama: The Natural Way to Relieve Morning Sickness

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Thanks Sea-Band Mama for sponsoring the following post. Sometimes I find it hard to believe that I am actually pregnant with our fourth child. That in a few short months we will have another adorable baby girl to snuggle and cuddle. At this moment I am feeling so absolutely blessed – especially when I feel her moving and kicking inside me. And I’m finally enjoying food again. Yup, I am indulging in whatever craving hits me at any given moment. These are just a few of the photos I have shared on Instagram when one of those cravings strikes. Just … …..

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Announcing Pregnancy with Secret Message Eggs

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Since I am back in to the groove of blogging on a frequent basis I realized that I never shared how we announced we were pregnant with Baby Harper #4 to our immediate family.  When pregnant with our first I gave my mom a greeting card for Grandma and we simply told the rest of the family.  When pregnant with #2 I put Alleigh in a big sister shirt and let her “tell” the family.  With #3 I bought personalized shirts announcing the news for the big girls to wear.  But this time I wanted to do things a little … …..

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Trying to Conceive? The Stork may be your answer.

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This post is sponsored by The Stork and The Motherhood. However, all opinions are my own. Dustin and I were very blessed when we decided to start a family.  After just one month of trying to conceive I was thrilled to see two pink lines appear on my pregnancy test, but did you know there are currently approximately 7.3 million couples in the United States that are having difficulty conceiving? Many different things can contribute to fertility issues including environmental and lifestyle factors.  When diagnosing fertility issues 40% are attributed to males with problems including higher estrogen levels resulting in … …..

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Loving Moments by Leading Lady: Comfy, Attractive, Affordable Nursing Bras Giveaway

Loving Moments by Leading Lady Giveaway

The better part of the past five years of my life I have had a little nursling by my side.  In those five years I have struggled to find nursing bras that are not only comfortable and attractive, but also affordable.  I’ll be the first to admit that I prefer to spend money on my kids – especially when it comes to clothing.  I tend to stick to sale items or very reasonably priced clothing when it comes to purchasing things for myself.  But the fact of the matter is nursing bras are a necessity which is why I was … …..

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2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Seraphine Maternity & Nursing Review & $75 Gift Card Giveaway

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It seems for roughly the past 5 years I have either been pregnant or breastfeeding with just a few off months.  Having stylish outfits that make pregnancy more comfortable and nursing easier has definitely made life easier and helped me to feel good about my appearance.  One company that I absolutely adore is Seraphine Maternity because they have lots of fashionable tops that double as maternity and nursing so I am able to get lots of wear out of them – especially since I have nursed my kiddos until they were at least one year old.  I definitely recommend checking … …..

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2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Knocked-Up Fitness DVD’s Review & Giveaway

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Review by Mommy Summers – Guest Reviewer at Children Teaching Mama. One thing I wish I would have done while pregnant with my daughter was work out. I’ve never been too great at keeping up with a workout,I usually get bored, or like what happened just recently, Netflix took the workout videos off. This time around, as we’re trying to conceive, I’ve really been starting to look at different work out videos and many of them have been Prenatal workouts. I want to make sure that I get my chance to work out and stay extra-healthy this time around! I’ve … …..

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My Hospital Bag Must Haves….

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When I went into labor with Alleigh it was a bit unexpected and I didn’t even have a hospital bag packed.  Needless to say Dustin was running back and forth between the hospital and our house washing clothes and getting things I needed…. luckily we only live about three minutes from the hospital.  I kinda learned my lesson after that and had my bag half way packed with Kaelyn.  But this time I am ready!  And I am gonna show you what I take with me to the hospital and why I take it….. so here we go. Most everything … …..

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