Category Archives: Maternity

A Mom’s Baby Crib Decor Perfection

Well, that baby bump is a little more than a baby bump now, so I think it is probably a good time to start getting the baby room set up :p I have been putting it off for so long because I didn’t want to jinx anything! I don’t know if it was all of my friends and family telling me that I needed to get started on it, or the realization that I am actually due pretty soon… or both that got me actually going on getting that baby crib decor and nursery, baby ready.

I like to think that I have a bit of a different style. I tend to stray away from the fashion trends that are going around. I like to take some of the trends and turn it my own way, or just completely go another rout… without looking completely insane! For my baby’s room, I wanted to do something really special of course. This is where my baby is going to be growing up, so I want it to be a place he or she will love, have fun in, and feel absolutely comfortable in. Because of this, I didn’t want to go over board with the colors, and maybe do something a little more with the patterns and prints.

My sister some of her kids clothes from Naartjie Kids, and I totally love them because they are a little different and not your typical kids clothes. When I found out they had bedding, I was pretty excited that I could stop stressing and putting off the nursery and actually have fun getting all of the room together.

We wanted to wait until the day of the birth to find out the sex of the baby. This does add a bit of a stress on what color we are going to chose for the baby room. When I saw that Naartjie had a gray chevron print bedding set I couldn’t have asked for a better option. Chevron is trending right now, but it isn’t something you see done for babies’ rooms. How perfect for me, right? chevron baby bedding

I bought all of the baby crib decor because I just loved it all together as is, and then I bought a couple of the extra pieces to go along with the room and tie it all together. After I had the room painted, furniture in, baby crib decor and other accessories, I was able to find a couple of my own pieces that just added a little bit of me and his or her family into the room. I totally love the combination of the chevron print next to the zoo print. They really compliment each other and really give this baby’s room a look like no other.


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I am seriously way too excited to bring home the baby to his or her new nursery to grow up in! Please tell me about your nursery designing experiences! I would love to hear them!

Check Out the Old Navy Memorial Day Sale!

blog-onOld Navy is easily one of my favorite stores out there. It ranks up there for me with Target and Kohl’s.

I love Old Navy for two reasons: 1) they have super cute clothes and accessories for the entire family, including a fantastic maternity selection and 2) they almost always have a sale going on. I honestly can’t remember the last time that I paid full price for something here because of their great deals.

Right now, Old Navy is having a huge sale for Memorial Day. Everything in the store is on sale and up to 50% off! I can’t believe this and I am super excited to head into stores tomorrow morning.

Khloe’s Infertility Battle

I’m not sure if you are all fans of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, but if you are, the finale show is this Sunday September 16! I used to be a big Kardashian fan but then sort of fizzled out because they were getting to big into the fame and Kim starting to annoy me.

Just recently I started watching the show again and after seeing Kourtney give birth, the family enroll in an emotional therapy treatment and Khloe’s difficulty getting pregnant, it makes them real again.

I can’t imagine being in Khloes shoes and wanting a baby so badly but being unable to have one. I don’t know if you saw it but in the last episode she found out she wasn’t even ovulating and was pretty upset about it. In the upcoming finale Khloe will go through more hardships regarding her pregnancy troubles, which I can’t wait to see. Although being infertile is heartbreaking there are many resources for women such as choosing the right “fertile” diet, checking your basil temperature and predicting your ovulation. I hope Khloe, and all women, nothing but fertility! May your eggs ovulate!

Pregnancy Woes

If you haven’t already heard, Snooki gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Lorenzo, on August 26. Out of all the members of the Jersey Shore I least expected Snooki to have a child, let alone clean up her lifestyle. To my surprise she has. But, she, unlike many women, have not had any fertility issues.

There are so many women out there that struggle to become pregnant. They go through testing, chart their ovulation, keep up with their basal temperature and are still struggling. Seeing a woman pregnant is a beautiful sight, but when that woman doesn’t appreciate her ability to conceive, its really sad. I think many women take advantage of the fact that they are so easily able to have children. There is a huge amount of women that struggle with the issue everyday and it’s not only women. Men are also experiencing infertility issues. We may not ever think about men and their want for a family, but it’s happening. I’m becoming aware of these issues because of one of my best friend’s inability to conceive. It’s heartbreaking and I’m trying to advocate the use of fertility measures in order to help in the pregnancy process.

Pregnancy Test Strip Review

Becoming pregnant is one of the most exciting times in women’s lives. Waiting those few minutes for your pregnancy test to “clear” is especially exciting and nerve wrecking. The biggest factor to pregnancy tests is accuracy. Pregnancy Test Strips are easy to use, accurate and timely.

Believe it or not these tests are less than $1 each! And I just found out you can order them online! Who knew? For many women buying a pregnancy test is embarrassing so why not order through the privacy of your own home. And if you are trying to get pregnant stock up on them to make sure you always have them on hand for that big reveal. One con I had with these test strips was that the line was a bit harder to see than I thought it would be but otherwise I am very happy and satisfied with it. Have any of you ever tried strips?