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Third Trimester Update

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Life has been a bit draining lately, I won’t deny it! I’m on the home stretch of my pregnancy now and instead of moving quickly it’s slow down drastically.  A couple of weeks ago I failed my 1 hour non-fasting glucose test. Since I failed, I had to go back in to take a three hour test. This test was not fun. I had to stay at the lab for three hours after fasting to get my blood drawn 4 times from 9pm the night before and wasn’t allowed to leave till around 12:30pm. Thankfully my mother in law was available to watch the kids and my husband could get time off to go with me! The results came back that I do not have gestational diabetes! Praise the Lord. As, trying as this pregnancy has been energy wise and my body not absorbing vitamins and iron (anemia) well, I really didn’t want something else to try to adjust before baby arrives! 

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Mamaway Women’s Maternity Babywearing 3-in-1 Ultra Light Down Jacket {Review} #mamaway


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I had been looking for a jacket/coat that I wouldn’t have to give up wearing after I’ve had my baby and the search has been tedious! I got suggestions from friends and family to buy a size larger of what I would normally wear to accommodate my bump but in being petite in size those option left me swimming in a too heavy, too long, largely frumpy coat. So what’s a girl to do? Break down and get a maternity coat that I’d likely only wear for 3-4 months? I just didn’t feel the investment was a friend to my budget. I am sure most would agree that in buying a good quality coat that the quantity of use should last for a good amount of time not merely a few months. 

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A Blessing On The Way: Counting Each Day While You’re Expecting by Sue Christian


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My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A Blessing On The Way: Counting Each Day While You’re Expecting is a pint sized book of encouraging scripture and facts about the development of a baby throughout ones pregnancy. As the titles states, this book is written in a format the counts down the days from week 1 to week 40. As one may not know if they are pregnant right away, they can still benefit and start reading from the beginning of this book up to their current point in pregnancy. When I received this book I had been several weeks into my pregnancy but I did go back and read from the beginning.

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What to Eat When You’re Pregnant: A Week-by-Week Guide to Support Your Health and Your Baby’s Development {Book Review}

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An approachable guide to what to eat–as opposed to what to avoid–while pregnant and nursing, to support the mother’s health and the baby’s development during each stage of pregnancy, with 50 recipes.

New research suggests that the foods you eat during pregnancy can have lasting effects on your baby’s brain development and behavior, as well as your waistline. Drawing from the fields of medicine, nutrition, and psych­ology, this easy-­to-follow guide, which also includes 50 recipes, gives you a clear understanding of what your body really needs and how certain foods contribute to the development of a healthy and happy baby.

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