Why Born in a Barn?

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Thursday, June 30, 2011

I have banana peels on my legs.

Literally. It makes it a little difficult to move without making a mess.

We think I have PUPPS, which, in short, is an itchy, hideous rash you get in pregnancy that has no cure, other than delivery, which is when the rash usually disappears.

Basically it itches like crazy and looks disgusting. It is mostly on my inner thighs, but has started to gravitate down my legs and up my belly. I have a few spots on my arms. Honestly, I can deal with the itchiness & pain better than the looks of it. Since it looks nasty, I no longer feel comfortable putting on a bathing suit in front of anyone other than family, and that also means all my dresses will just be hanging in the closet for the time being. I need to go out and buy long dresses to cover my legs. I currently only own 3 long dresses. Target is calling my name. Another bonus? Heat makes it worse.

Oh, back to why I have banana peels on my legs. I am trying some natural remedies I found online, since Benadryl makes me sleepy and I'm not really a medicine person. (minus injecting myself for a baby's sake)

Banana peels was on that list. I like bananas. Why not put the peel to good use after I eat one? I will also be lathering on some olive oil next time I get out of the shower. Then, putting on a paste of baking soda & water, which has provided relief for poison ivy in the past. I also ordered some Grandpa's pine tar soap, which apparently has worked wonders for many, and could possibly clear it up!


Saturday, June 25, 2011

True story.

My husband's Father's Day gift. It's fitting for multiple reasons.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Boob denial.

I've never had much in the boob department. Basically, I wear a bra to give me boobs. I knew my boobs had gotten a lot bigger while I have been pregnant, but I kept forgetting to go out and get a new bra. I have been wearing sports bras a lot so it hasn't been a huge problem, but when I did wear my regular bras I would have marks once I took it off where it had been digging into me. I just kept forgetting to buy a new one, or was too lazy to try some on when I did remember. I remembered last week when I was at Target and grabbed a 34 B and went into the dressing room with some other clothing. I was surprised when it was too small, yet in too much of a hurry to put my clothes back on and go get some other sizes.

I finally decided this week to try on multiple sizes and get a bra that actually fit. I think I stood in front of the mirror with my jaw on the floor for a good 30 seconds when the 34 C fit. 34C? I grabbed it last minute just for shits & giggles. I tried it on 3 more times today at home before I took the tags off because I was still in denial that I actually had boobs. Booby denial.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bump x3

Yeah, I have a thing for dresses. Only the first one is an actual maternity dress, (which you will likely see again in blue). Yet another reason to love dresses!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Our crib is here!

Not ready to show our nursery yet, so here is a stock photo of the crib. It is the madison 4 in 1 by eden baby. We wanted a white, simple crib, and didn't expect the search to be so hard. The i.kea gulliver crib proved to be too short for us, so we ordered this one online. Love it!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Yes, that came out of his mouth.

If you missed my explanataion of these blog posts, you can find it here.

Husband: Whoa, your belly looks...alive & veiny.
Me: Alive & veiny?? Seriously? So I guess that means I should skip the two-piece. Veiny? I don't see any veins.
Husband: Yeah, alive & veiny. No, you can wear a bikini. It looks good.
Me: Alive & veiny? Whaaa?
Husband: Yeah. Like all red and stretched.
Me: Alive & veiny!?!

Friday, June 3, 2011


Hello, third trimester. Seriously, where has the time gone? This pregnancy is going by at warp speed.

Time flies when you're having fun! :)

(I know this means I will be forced to hear people tell me everyday, "Ohhhhh it will just drag onnn and onnn this summer. It is just sooooo hot & miserable." When people say anything like this I let them know that I have never spent 100 degree weather days outside, unless I am in a pool. It is a/c for me. So, I don't foresee me mixing it up and going for a jog in this weather. Therefore, I am good to go.)