Friday, November 25, 2011

Is it a...

 We visited the doctor earlier this week and...

 My sweet doctor is pretty positive that this little one is a girl! We feel so blessed. Bella's reaction was the best. I'm not sure if I've mentioned it but she does not like the idea of having a little brother. In fact, when I asked her if she would love a little boy baby she firmly said NO. So when we told her that the baby is a girl she squealed and said "I told you!" Silly kid. She already think she knows everything at age two. We are in trouble!

I'm am so happy to have another girl. This will be our last child, we've always only planned on having two. It would have been fun to have one of each but for whatever reason we were meant to have another little princess. I'm so happy for Bella to grow up with a sister. My sister is one of my best friends and I honestly don't think there is a bond in the world like sisters share. Justin is officially outnumbered. But I am so excited for him. He is such a great daddy and he is a wonderful dad for a girl to have. He is definitely Bella's Prince Charming.

I'm so excited for this baby to be born. I can't wait until May. I got some fun ultrasound pictures. I'll share those in another post.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Burt's Bees Natural Skin Solutions

Okay so this is the first post I've shared on my blog about being a BzzAgent. I figured I'd share with my readers the fun stuff that you receive and also share some great products.

My skin is pretty sensitive as it is but being pregnant, it's like crazy sensitive. I've always been a big fan of Burt's Bees but when I saw that BzzAgent was doing a Burt's Natural Skin line, I was all in!

Here is what I received:

-Full size facial cleanser and full size daily moisturizing cream.

-8 samples of the daily moisturizing cream including a $1 off coupon

 -7 additional $1 off coupons and the official BzzGuide.

This line is really great. Both of these products are fragrance-free (no added fragrance) but they do have a nice fall spice smell to them. The facial cleanser is gentle enough for everyday use. I would still use a heavier cleanser or toner once or twice a week on top of this product. The moisturizer is definitely my favorite out of the two. Really light and creamy but works great.

I will definitely continue to use this line. They also offer an eye cream and a night cream as part of their Natural Skin Solutions line. It's a great option for my skin type but if you are into using natural products, it's a great choice for anyone.

*I received this product for free from BzzAgent but the opinions in this blog post are my own. 
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Friday, November 4, 2011

Guess whoo has a secret?

It's official! Baby #2 is on the way! He or she is due date is May 10th which puts me into week 13! Yay! It's been hard keeping it secret but I wanted to get out of the scary stage. The 1st trimester of this pregnancy was a million times worse than with Bella. I didn't have much morning sickness with Bella but this time around I'm pretty much sick from the second I wake up to the second I go to sleep. It has definitely taken a toll on my productivity.. and my housekeeping :) I'm staring to feel quite a bit better now that I'm getting into the second trimester. It will all be worth it in the end!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween Fun

So I could have easily made this a couple of posts.. but I'm behind so I decided to throw everything into one.

First up.. a little bit of Halloween decorations. I wish this picture shows just how cute my Wicked wood letters are. This picture really doesn't do them justice at all.

A couple of weeks ago we took Bella to the Punkinaze. She loved the slide and all the activities out front..

But she really didn't love the idea of getting lost in the corn maze. Luckily we found out way out within about 15 minutes.

We took her to the new Noodles and Co in Riverdale to make up for it. She LOVES mac & cheese and theirs is the best ever!

Saturday we went to the Syracuse Pumpkin Walk and Trunk or Treat. We brought Tazy along with us.

Bella was exhausted afterwards and crashed on grandma's couch.

This year we decided to let Bella paint her pumpkin instead of carving it. She doesn't like to get the pumpkin "goo" on her hands so we decided this a good alternative. Justin still carved a pumpkin to keep the tradition going :)

Then Halloween night we headed over to my mom's neighborhood and went trick or treating. People don't trick or treat in our neighborhood. Weird, huh? The first year that we lived here we bought lots of candy but nobody came.. The houses are really far apart out here in the country and there isn't sidewalks either.

Bella was excited to pose with her pumpkins for pictures.

She was a little shy trick or treating at first and made grandma carry her. But soon enough she got the hang of it and loved it! She was proud of her Halloween loot!

That's it for our Halloween adventures! Hope everyone had a fun Halloween!