My Natural (Daily) Beauty Routine

I thought I would share my day to day routine and my own reviews on the products. I’m excited about this post because I feel as though its take years for me to find products and a routine that finally work with my skin and that I would commit to.

Face

Thayer’s Witch Hazel: I use this as a makeup remover, toner, acne/blemish treatment and even when I have a fever or its super hot out and need a refresh. I use this daily, sometimes 2x a day. Its gentle, effective, and so versatile.

Burt’s Bees Soap Bark & Chamomile Cleansing Cream:  I love this stuff, it moisturizes my skin so well without leaving that tight skin feeling (especially during the dry winter months when my skin just flakes off). The chamomile is a huge refresher, especially in the mornings and it leaves my skin tingling and cool. For something that’s 100% natural its so invigorating.

Burt’s Bees Peach & Willow Bark Scrub: I use this when I notice I have dry, flaky skin and need to exfoliate. I also use my own DIY Green Tea Aloe Face Scrub. The Burt’s Bees is more coarse while my own face scrub uses a more refined sugar. This is two completely different feels.

Sweet Almond Oil: I use this as a eye make up remover more specifically, its gentle and works great on removing makeup. I’m really surprised by how often I use it, a little really goes a long way. I’ve used this as a general moisturizer and even tanning oil. What I love about sweet almond oil is that is absorbs really quickly and doesn’t leave your skin greasy at all. Its also a key ingredient in bath bombs, DIY cosmetics and recipes, etc.

Burt’s Bees Coconut Pear Lip Balm: (or the Peppermint) I love Burt’s Bees lip balms, I used to use Chapstick all the time. I found that it dried out your lips so much quicker and would actually give me chapped lips rather then fixing chapped lips. I never have that problem with Burt’s!

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Body & Hair

Lafes Lavender Deodorant: This was the first natural deodorant I tried and I haven’t even tried any others. Its very gentle and I have never ever had an issue with smell or body odor.

The Green Beaver Lavender Body Lotion: This is by far one of the best lotions I’ve used. It absorbs quick but leaves my skin so moisturized! It smells unreal and doesn’t leave my skin feeling greasy. I also like that the Green Beaver is local to Ontario.

Burt’s Bees Rosemary Mint Body Wash: This is actually a new buy for me but so far I’m loving it. I love the smell and I feel very refreshed after I shower. It also lathers decently well considering that its natural.

Burt’s Bees Honey & Grapeseed Hand Cream: I am so picky with hand cream and this is by far the best one I’ve used. It leaves my hands moisturized for hours, the smell is very subtle, and its not greasy at all. When my hands get dry they get wrinkly and I have always been self conscious of that but this hand cream leaves my skin smooth and perfect. I’m so happy I found this product, I’ll be buying the full size product for sure.

Carina Organics Citrus Shampoo/Conditioner: This is also a new buy for me, I was a little hesitant because I normally spend good money on salon shampoos, my hairs very coarse and frizzy. I am so far not disappointed at all! They smell SO good, my hair feels super light when it dries and my natural curls really come through. I also noticed almost no frizz! The shampoo really doesn’t lather much but that’s a good thing, its an adjustment for me as I am still trying to get my mindset out of the “if it isn’t bubbling its not clean” mentality. I also do not wash my hair everyday, I try to limit it to once a week to keep the healthy oils in my hair.

Natural Perfume: I bought this perfume from the the health food store for $12 & it came in this cute little carved soap stone container. Its unbranded but its made with a bunch of oils like jojoba oil. I rub the oil on my wrists and behind my ears. The smell is strong enough and lasts hours.

Natural Soaps: I buy these cheap at the health food store and keep them in all my bathrooms. They don’t dry out my skin and don’t leave any residue behind.

Bamboo Towels/Natural Sponges: After reading about the amount of bacteria that gets trapped in those plastic loofahs I switched to a natural sponge. As soon as its wet the sponge gets very soft and squishy and it drys out very quickly so you don’t get that musty soap smell. Bamboo towels are super absorbent and soft too.

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Mouth

JASON Sea Spearmint Mouthwash: After using my own natural mouthwash I started to miss that minty fresh breath that you’d get from something like Listerine or Scope. Minty fresh breath lasts for hours and when I pair this with the JASON toothpaste I don’t feel like my mouths cleanliness is being compromised at all.

JASON Powerful Peppermint Whitening Toothpaste: This toothpaste was cheaper than most natural toothpastes and it also tastes and feels like your typical store bought so it doesn’t feel as though you are sacrificing anything whatsoever. Before I used the Green Beaver brand and I didn’t mind them but I also felt like my mouth was dry after I brushed my teeth. With this brand no issues whatsoever!

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One Door Closes & Another One Opens; Welcoming 2017 with Open Arms

2016 was a bitch. It will be known as the year that was relentless with celebrity deaths and tragedies. Things happened that the world thought would never happen. Hey, even Donald Trump became the next President of the United States, that alone was huge. While everyone was crying over Trumps victory and David Bowie’s demise, I was going through my life’s milestones. Engagement, promotion, marriage, and then pregnancy. I can definitely say 2016 was a HUGE year for me and I don’t regret it one bit! Within the 9 months of starting this blog I decided to make some big lifestyle changes and I actually kept to them. Instead of vowing to go to the gym and loose weight, I made a promise to start making better decisions about what is going on or in my body. Whether that be food, cosmetics, cleaning products, perfumes, etc. I’ll be honest and say that I’ve never usually stuck to these things I promise myself but this has been one lifestyle change that’s been easy for me and slightly addicting as well. The more natural you go, the more natural you want to go (if that makes sense).

As we close off the 2016 year I’m sure many people are relieved. Relieved to have another chance to start over, make better decisions, actually make changes. Most of the time we slip after a few months and fail to change our routines and habits in the end anyways. I personally don’t see this New Year as an opportunity to “start over”. I am quite content with the path that I have laid out for myself and I’m happy with the decisions I made.

I’ve learned that I am a lot stronger than I give myself credit for. Not only when it came to my will power and dedication to my new lifestyle, but also physically. Throughout the first trimester of my pregnancy my body went through a lot dealing with hyperemesis gravidarum and even when it felt hopeless and that I was going to be sick for the rest of my life I made it through and I’m proud of that.

2016 was also the year that I learned that an empowering and real relationship is possible if two people are willing to fully dedicate themselves to each other. I never thought 5 years ago I’d be in the best relationship I’ve ever been in and that having a partner who didn’t cheat on you constantly was a real thing. I also never thought I could find someone who actually cares about my well being day to day. Relationships don’t just work out that way they take a lot of work and dedication. We work hard for our relationship, we give each other space, and respect each other. It requires you to not be selfish and work as a team.

Finally the last thing I learned this year…and its a very simple concept, is that you get what you put into things. I used to hear this all the time but I guess I never really understood how broad this statement could really stretch. You get what you put into your body, and your work outs. If you dedicate the time and effort to your new lifestyle you will reap the benefits from it in the end. This was just something I didn’t realize until I actually committed myself to it.

Tomorrows New Years Eve and I’ve been reflecting on the crazy year I just had and the crazy year to come. As I said I don’t see it as “starting over”, I just see it as continuing what I’ve already started. January for me is dedicated to self-love. I am off work for another month and then we will be packing up and moving before the birth! It’ll be busy, it’ll be stressful, but I’m using the next 30 days to focus on myself & preparation for the coming year. Here are my personal “resolutions” for the 2017 year.  

Accept that I’ll be sharing my body for the next 6 months and that it will be a long time before I will feel or look the way I did before and that’s okay!

Its “mommy” time, it’s not “look good in a bikini” time.
Some things are just more important now.

Concentrate on Self-Love

Continue to pamper myself.
Make time for fun things and also relaxation.
Yoga & the Chiropractor to prepare my body for upcoming labor
Making the right decisions about food or products going on/in your body, cant get more self-love then that.

Appreciate & Respect my Husband (not that I don’t already)

This is in here because its something important that should never slip or be put to the back burner in my life.
It should be a constant effort.

Be the Best Mother I can be

This of course speaks for itself.

Simplify my Surroundings

Throw away clutter and unused things, de-stress!
Think Minimalist!
Everything should have a place.
If you don’t need it don’t buy it.

Continue to Dedicate Myself more to the Natural Lifestyle

Continue to eat organically**
Continue to slowly replace certain items for natural substitutes.
Make a Natural Medicine Cabinet
Make a Natural Pantry

I’m actually excited for the upcoming year, I’m excited to prove to myself that I can do it! All my resolutions are realistic and I am already in a solid mind set to continue with the goals I laid out for myself 9 months ago when I started blogging. So here I am, welcoming 2017 with open arms. I’ll be not only a wife but a mommy and that’s going to be my biggest milestone yet. 2016 was the year that I surprised myself with what I could actually accomplish and 2017 is going to surprise me even more, I know it.

Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Just in time for Christmas! If you are looking for any last minute quick and easy gifts. We were low on cash this year and I decided to use some stuff I had around the house to make some small DIY Christmas gifts. The recipe is so easy, I used only 4 ingredients.

  • 1 Cup Sugar (I had left over white sugar I never used)
  • 1/4 softened or melted Coconut Oil
  • 6 drops of Pure Vitamin E Oil
  • 8-15 Drops of Peppermint Oil

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Each batch made 2 small jars. I bought the jars at the Dollar Store and had labels and ribbon kicking around the house. This made a super cute little (natural) add-on gift or stocking stuffer!

Lavender Bath Bombs

I really wanted to add some fun DIY elements into all our Christmas presents this year. We all know we appreciate the DIY gifts the most, or is that just me? It takes time, effort, and love. We tried to make our Christmas presents a lot more sentimental this year and we actually considered what people might use day to day. Bath bombs are fun to make and use. I found this recipe HERE.

bath-bombs

Most things I had at home but there was a few things I needed to run out and buy in the end.

1 cup Baking Soda
1/2 cup Citric Acid (I unfortunately went to buy this late and was only able to source it out at the pharmacy and not my local health food store)
1/2 cup Cornstarch
3 tablespoons Epsom Salt
2 teaspoons Sweet Almond Oil (you can also use witch hazel)
15 drops Lavender Oil
A few tablespoons of dried Organic Lavender Flowers

Silicone Mold or Stainless Steel Ornament. (Amazon 2.99!)

In a stainless steel bowl mix all the dry ingredients together and then in a separate bowl mix the wet ingredients together (Meaning the Almond Oil & Lavender Oil). In this recipe I eliminated the water completely and used 1 more tablespoon of almond oil.

Add wet to dry and use your hands to mix, the mixture should clump lightly together in your hand, if it isn’t staying together nice at all add more oil or witch hazel, not water as it will make the citric acid and baking soda fizz on contact. I found this recipe was good, it just needed more oil sometimes.

the recipe called for the mix to sit in the molds for 2 hours but I only had one mold so I needed to be a little careful. I put them all aside to set over night in a flat pie dish. I could make 2 batches and that gave me 13 all together.

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Make sure to use within 4-6 months as different environments and moisture levels can effect them differently and they do expire at some point.

For my first time making bath bombs it was actually really easy and fun. the recipe was great and they are holding together pretty nice!

Living Naturally: a day to day process & what I’ve learned (so far)

When I initially started this blog it was mainly for the purpose of slimming down before the wedding and improving my overall lifestyle, eating habits, and the way I feel. I can confidently say that I’ve managed to maintain most of what I set out to do last April, even with the stress of the wedding and being so ill. Actually when I was at the peak of my pregnancy sickness it was a big eye opener to see how committed I really was. I attempted to go the natural route with everything I could manage. I started to become even more conscious about what I was putting on my skin or in my body.

– What I have Done –

  • I’ve managed to still keep to making and using my own household cleaners and have no store bought in my house
  • I still have been using some of my own homemade toiletry products and when I haven’t been able to make my own, I’ve sourced out local organic companies and purchase what I need from them.
  • I have slowly been switching over my make-up products to natural/vegan/cruelty free products
  • We have slowly been able to switch pantry products like flour, sugar, herbs, etc to organic (this is a slow process but we’re getting there)
  • I’ve managed to keep a few sturdy indoor plants alive and happy to help improve our indoor air quality
  • Essential oils are magic and I use them daily

Lets start with the homemade cleaners, this is still my most basic routine. 1 bottle of all purpose cleaner lasts me about 2-3 weeks and by then I already have a freshly made up batch of citrus vinegar in the pantry ready. As long as you make a fresh batch to sit and steep for 2 weeks as soon as you use the stored batch then you’ll never have to worry about being out, ever. Also the Lavender Orange Laundry Detergent I made is STILL going strong! I even use a little more than what I recommended (with three people in the house) and there is still about 1/4 left, after 6 months! What I love about homemade cleaners is how cheap they are to make and how long they last me. Honestly, talk about saving money, this is a sure fire way to do it.

When it comes to toiletries I am still a girl at heart and love to go shopping for all that fun stuff like deodorant, shampoos, body washes, etc. While I make some stuff for myself there are certain objects I’ve learned over time that I just prefer to buy. After making my own toothpaste and mouthwash I had such a hard time mentally wondering how clean my mouth and teeth actually were (homemade products aren’t meant to lather and foam in your mouth). So after some time experimenting with the recipes I decided I’d prefer to buy my own natural brands. Another problem that came up was that sometimes I wouldn’t go through my homemade products quick enough (considering there’s no added preservatives). I learned quick to only make the products that I know I’ll use everyday or else there was no point..they would be bad within a 2 weeks. Lately due to my pregnancy I’ve been so sick that I have just been slacking hard on making anything for myself. In this case I went to my trusty back up brands. Burt’s Bees is a big one for me, The Green Beaver (local to Ontario), and the JASON brand have been the main manufacturers I’ve purchased and really enjoy (my next post will be my own personal beauty routine and my own product reviews).

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Like I said, its been a slow process, which I knew it would be right from the beginning. You cant equip yourself with everything at once and you really need to be dedicated to the cause of removing chemicals from your environment. I have just been buying small things here and there whenever I manage to get to the health food store or have some extra money. I’ve learned that once you actually have most of everything you need, it takes a while to run out. It took months before I was out of cleaning vinegar, which gives me 6 months of all purpose cleaner for $2.99.

There were some aspects of my natural overhaul that I was not able to keep up with, either due to money or circumstances. Although we LOVED our organics live box subscription we found with the upcoming wedding at the time, we weren’t able to keep up with it. Overall I’ve learned that organic food is by far our most hefty cost. Now that all our funds aren’t going to a wedding we want to start up the subscription again because we loved how we felt when we were eating organically, you truly notice a huge difference in your body and how you feel.

Lets just say my planned fitness routine went right out the window…yup that’s right, the whole reason I started this blog in the first place. Although yoga was a lot easier to keep up with I managed to slip with that too somewhere going into my pregnancy and how sick I was. I think I was setting myself unrealistic goals for only 3 months before the big day. I’ve realized when it comes to working out it shouldn’t feel like a daily chore or task. Now that I am pregnant I can really only stick to yoga as it is and keep the vigorous exercise for after the baby.

There is still so much I want to do and accomplish for myself. I’m sure once I accomplish most of this there will just be more to do and experiment with. The process of self growth and self love is never ending and I see this as self love. I am going out of my way to change my lifestyle for the best, for myself, for my baby, and even for my husband. He’s jumped on the bandwagon too and has been so supportive throughout the entire process. I really enjoy that I can still live a normal life day to day in this day and age, when everything is so expensive and a normal person lives pay check to pay check. I can still equip myself with everything I need yet still not miss out on the luxuries of life either. I just feel so much better about what goes on or in my body, its a rewarding feeling, knowing I am doing this for myself. I thought I would continue the good streak and positivity by making a few more goals for myself.

– What I still want to do –

  • Yoga to prepare my body for labor
  • Continue to switch out for more organic food and products
  • I eventually want to work on building a natural pantry and medicine cabinet for a complete natural overhaul (future posts)
  • I’d like to switch out plastic items in my house for glass wherever possible to eventually live a plastic free (or mostly) life. Especially things like tupperware
  • (Eventually) Get an organic mattress for ourselves and the baby
  • Simplify and further declutter my surroundings

Overall there are 3 main things I have learned living naturally day to day.

  1.  BE PATIENT, it takes dedication, time, and ofcourse money. It’s easy to slip and that’s okay if you do! I’m not going to say there hasn’t been a couple times I’ve caved and told babe to bring me home McDonald’s. It’s been 9 months since I started this blog and I am not nearly close to where I want to be (yet). Supportive friends and family help along the way!
  2. KNOW YOUR SELF WORTH, remember in the long haul that you are doing this for you. Your body deserves to thrive and not be overly exposed to nasty day to day toxins. Practice self love by being the best you can be and doing the best for yourself and family. Celebrate your efforts, even if they’re small or don’t seem all that important.
  3. STOCK UP, The idea is to make an “inventory” so that you equip yourself with what you need to make almost anything. Do research or list out what you use day to day. Write expiration dates on things you make!

The First Trimester

Oh my goodness..what isn’t there to say about the first trimester. I’m just going to start off by saying it was pure hell. Sorry, I’m not going to be nice. This part of pregnancy straight up sucks. When I spoke to other women and they said they had such an easy pregnancy, I wanted to punch them right in the gutt. If I could describe it in three words it would be Vomit. Sleep. Repeat. I was so squeamish with foods, I always had the worst indigestion, and I was so tired I could probably fall asleep anywhere I was sitting (this included the city bus). My morning sickness would come most of the morning and then again around 6-7pm every night (like clockwork). I just felt so weak all the time and I have a generally high pain tolerance. Pregnancy at the time  was just hard for me to tolerate.

Its so unbelievably hard to judge your pregnancy off anyone else’s because, other than common symptoms, everyone truly has a different experience and also experiences each symptom on a different level. I feel like I was just unlucky because most of my friends I talked to said they experienced nausea but didn’t throw up much (and here I was was throwing up sometimes 6 times a day). You name the symptom and I had it. It was so bad at one point my husband heard me faint off the toilet in the bathroom at 3 in the morning and then proceeded to help me throw up while I was soaking with sweat. I was so weak he literally needed to change me and put me back to bed. I knew it couldn’t be this horrible, there was no way pregnancy could possibly be THIS bad!? I was just so sick and tired of being sick and tired! Sometimes the only thing that would make me feel better or that I could “get through” was reading other women’s stories online. Some women needed to stay in the hospital and get IV bags in them, some were throwing up 40 times a day, and all I could think was “okay if I’m only throwing up 6 times a day then in some sense I have it lucky”.

By this time we had our first doctors appointment booked and it was a couple weeks away. I was already refusing to take any sort of gravol, tylenol, or any medication for the symptoms, but I really couldn’t take the nausea and the vomiting anymore. We went to the walk-in clinic and the doctor prescribed me a little pill called Diclectin. She explained they were proven safe to take during pregnancy and that they were small 10 mg tablets that I could take up 8 times a day. I gladly took the prescription but really took notice to its affects. Basically Diclectin messes with the serotonin levels in your brain and helps take the edge off the nausea. Lets start by saying I never even took close to 8 a day. The most I’d take is 4, after that I started to feel spacey and dizzy. Even though I was still throwing up a couple times a day it was a far cry from 6, so I was happy.

Mentally it was really hard for me because I WANTED to be excited. I wanted to be excited about this baby and be an awesome mom but it was so hard to be excited when you just felt so sick all time. I did not feel like myself and I was not happy. I felt disgusting, pale, frumpy, and I was seriously wondering how my husband even thinks I’m attractive. I started to feel so guilty because I had so many family members who were over the moon about our pregnancy and they’d ask “are you excited!?”. Ofcourse I’d say yes but really I was laying on the couch muttering “oh my god just kill me now and get it over with so I don’t need to feel like this anymore”. It made me feel like I was going to be a horrible mother…how could I not be more patient for my unborn child? It almost felt like I was resenting my baby for making me feel so sick and horrible all the time. I had to pretty much force myself to realize that this is just life and my baby is totally innocent and has no idea I am even sick.

However, I was still missing so much work and missing out on so much of my wages. It was impossible for me to get through an 8 hour shift everyday. Taking the bus would make me so motion sick that I would normally throw up on the bus in front of a bunch of strangers. If I managed to get to my work fine then I would end up sitting in the HR office with my head in the garbage. I was even sick in my Assistant Manager’s car on one occasion when he drove me home only an hour after arriving to work. I just wanted to be a good wife and do my part. Instead I couldn’t even get myself up off the couch to shower. If you knew me before my work attendance has always been impeccable. It took a lot for me to call in sick but it got to the point where work suggested Short Term Disability to me.

At our first doctors appointment we heard a strong heart beat (which made it just all more real for us) and learned that I lost a whopping 15 pounds due to how sick I was. After speaking with our doctor we decided it would be best for me to spend some time at home to relax and get better. Hey, I wasn’t going to argue.

Now that I am home and freshly into my second trimester things have improved dramatically. I’m way less stressed and not on my feet all day. I’m still sick once or twice a day (mostly in the morning shortly after I wake up), but there are some consecutive days where I am not sick at all. They come randomly and I try to enjoy them as much as I can when they are here. I’ve learned you just need to wake up, see how you feel and take the good days as they come. Since being at home I’ve been able to enjoy my pregnancy more. My cravings at the very beginning mostly consisted of fruit, specifically apples, pineapple, cold grapes and weirdly enough blueberry pancakes. For some unknown reason just thinking about eating corn chips made me want to vomit. One funny thing me and my husband noticed was that I was starting to love all the food and drinks that he loves, which I  previously hated. You wouldn’t have caught me eating salt and vinegar chips, hot sauce, or drinking lemonade.

After our first ultrasound it really started to hit home for us that we were actually having a baby. I started to see my tummy swell right at 12 weeks and it just feels like I can feel it stretch and get bigger everyday. I’m celebrating 94 days of pregnancy today and none of my jeans fit anymore! One thing I am going to say was there was absolutely no way I would have been able to get through these first three months without my husband, my family, and my best friend. From little things like picking me up from work when I was sick, driving me to the clinic, buying me Gatorade and stocking me up on fruit and food. Even helping us with money when I was missing out on my wages. Everyone has been there for me 1000%. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner to help me through this. He’s picked up all the extra chores while I’ve been bed ridden, working extra shifts, yet still comes home, feeds me, and rubs my back to sleep every night. If I’m craving something he goes and gets it like a champ and he does it all without complaint. I honestly feel like sometimes I don’t deserve him, but it just makes me so happy to know our child is going to inherit these traits.

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Lets just say there was a light at the end of the tunnel and even though I am still sick almost daily I am getting way better at managing it. Smaller meals, snacks, fruits & vegetables, LEMON WATER/sparkling water, ginger, and those probiotic yogurt drinks were all things that helped me A LOT. I am out of Diclectin now and I am going to attempt to not get another bottle and just tough it out for the remainder of my pregnancy. I have a feeling now that I am into my second trimester it should only get easier from here. A mother really will go through hell for their child, its unconditional love at its early stages.

A lot can happen in a not so “little” 6 months

Those 6 months were moving at a molasses pace to me and its probably because SO much was going on! Working full-time was draining and all I was thinking about was saving money to make sure we had everything for the big day. A friendly tip ladies, a year may seem like enough time to save and plan for a wedding but these days its not. At first I felt like a year would be an eternity and how could I not want to marry the man of my dreams sooner? By a month before the wedding when all the deposits were due I was ripping out my hair screaming “WHY did we not give ourselves another year?!”.

Guys, weddings are expensive and we learned the hard way. If it weren’t for our family the big day wouldn’t have happened. Accept all the help you can and don’t try to do everything yourself, we learned at the end it wasn’t a time to be picky and get that Pinterest wedding, it was just about making sure we had everything in general! (and trust me there’s a lot to think about and lots you can forget about). I was thankfully really organized with my charts & lists and I was able to keep on track with most things.

Certain things I refused to skimp out on and that was a the venue, food, and photographer. Literally everything else was DIY! I’m so happy we went this route because to this day guests are still raving about the food, the venue was already so beautiful it required very minimal decor, and our pictures are one of the only ways we can remember the details of our big day (and hey, we spent a lot to make it happen and had about a hundred mental break downs so why the hell wouldn’t we want to remember it right?)

Our “Vintage Steampunk” wedding was at Belcroft Estates Spa & Event Center in Gilford. I will rave about this place to anyone that will listen. They were so amazing and considerate with us. Even though I was sick and throwing up most of the day the venue made sure everything went perfectly. I cant complain about a single damn thing! They were perfect, it was perfect, and I thought I would share some of my favourite pictures from the day.

Flowers by Jazmine Johnston
Custom Dress by Maggie (Bewitchin Stichin)
Suits from EPH Apparel
Custom Bridesmaids dresses by Radical Thread Co.
Photography by Vanessa Marie Photography

– 09/11/2016 –

Hopefully my blogging absence can be excused. The last three months before the wedding were chaos and then after some deep personal “us” time on our honeymoon we found out we were expecting, which brought on another three months of my head in a toilet. Now that I am feeling more and more like my old self I plan to blog my pregnancy process for the remaining 6 months of my pregnancy and as I said…a lot can happen in a not so “little” 6 months.