Baby This Week | 37 Weeks

The Facts – Baby likely measures around 18.9 to 20.9 inches and weighs about 6.2 to 9.2 pounds.  Little on is gaining about 1/2 ounce each day, this fat helps her body regulate her temperature and keep an even blood-sugar level. The brain, and the skull that houses it, continue to grow.  Baby is practicing his or her breathing, but has increasingly less space to practice stretching and kicking. Little one’s intestines are also building up meconium, a greenish-black substance made of baby by-products such as dead cells, shed lanugo, and amniotic fluid. It’ll become baby’s first bowel movement, hopefully after she is out of the womb!  Baby is now considered “full term,” even though your due date is three weeks away. If he or she were to be born now, his or her lungs will likely be mature enough to fully adjust to life outside the womb.

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Pregnancy Knowledge | Postpartum Healing Pads

PPHPHaving my body heal properly after baby I extremely important to me. I’ve heard so many things to do before and after baby, that its been a bit overwhelming. The one thing that sparked my attention in preparing for life postpartum was the aloe vera/lavender pads. You make these ahead of time and freeze them, so that the ingredients are permeated into them. I wanted to share the “recipe” for how to put these together, for any of my expectant moms. These would also be good for anyone who has a situation down below that might make them sensitive or possible in pain. Continue reading

Freebie Friday | Weekly Schedule Printable

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As we approach one of the busiest times of the year with the school year in session and the holidays right around the corner, its important to stay organized.  Although we all have our smartphones and tablets to keep track of our daily tasks, sometimes its good to still write things down.  This printable is especially good for those in school (elementary, middle, high, college), because they can easily put it in their binders.  I recommend using sheet protectors, so that you don’t have reprint them over and over.  They can easily be found at your local office supply store, Target, Wal-Mart, or on Amazon.  You can use a dry erase marker or even permanent marker on sheet protectors.  If you use a permanent marker, all you need is a little alcohol to wipe clean with. Continue reading

Labor & Delivery Preparation | My Birth Plan

Birth Plan | New Mama Diaries

With just a few weeks to go until baby is due, I thought I’d share my Birth Plan.  Let me preface by saying that even though I have a birth plan, being a first time mom I’m still keeping an open mind.  As much as I would love for everything to go according to the plan, I know that at the end of the day it comes down to God and the baby. Continue reading

Etsy Shop Feature | Vintage Top Hat Silver Necklace


Who doesn’t love a top hat! Embellished with a rustic top hat pendant on a 10″ muted silver chain this super cute necklace is fun and wearable for any time.

You can find this cute necklace for just $15, and more lovely handmade pieces in my Etsy shop -->Sweetz Shoppe Jewelry -->.  The holidays are just around the corner, so check out the goodies that are great for gifting!