May Monthly Round Up

May Monthly Round Up

I can’t believe it is already June 1st! This pregnancy is flying by, I have already hit the half way mark. May was a super busy month for us yet I feel like nothing major happened!

Pregnancy

As most of you know we found out at our  17 week ultrasound that we are having a GIRL! We were kinda shocked but deep down I had a feeling! Of course I have already started a pinterest board for her bedroom! Right around the same time ( 17 weeks ) I started to feel some movement. Mostly at night when I’m trying to go to bed , she starts kicking. I haven’t weighed myself and I am not really sure how much I weighed before I got pregnant so I’m not sure how much I have gained so far! I have no new preggo issues, food aversions or cravings. So far my sleep has changed either, but I know that way is coming that I’m going to be uncomfortable at night, but for now I’ll take my 8 hours!!

Brody

Brody is a lot of fun right now ( and a lot of work) ! He is talking more and now loves to say momma . He also loves to bark like the dogs!! He is def an outside kid and I have to drag him inside when its time to go in.  He still sleeps 7-630/7ish most nights and we are very thankful for that. We love spending out days outside at the water table or on the beach.

Workouts/Nutrition 

My workouts this month have been great! It’s weird because I have been loving hiit workouts which normally are not my fav. I have also been going on  lots of walks. My nutrition has also been good this month, no food aversions. I have been looking for healthier desserts and have been loving lasso bars , graham crackers with cool whip and frozen pops for Brody. I am now looking to make over my favorite unhealthy treats a healthier way. I will share all the recipes I find.

 

Products

This month I bought some new products that are safer for us. I got new sunscreens for me & Brody. I ended up going with Babyganics Mineral-Based Baby Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50, 6oz Tube (Pack of 2) and Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30, 3 Fl. Oz. (Pack of 3). I needed some new face wash but everything in the store had fragrance listed in the ingredients  ( avoiding fragrance ) so I went with the brand Simple . It doesn’t score great but it’s not too horrible so the search continues!

I have been playing around with my coffee and I’m loving  cold brew coffee that I make at home &  buttered coffee with cashew milk . I throw it all in my blender real quick so its nice and frothy.

Shane got me succulents  for mother’s day and I LOVE them! I really hope I don’t kill them. I’ll take any advice on keeping them alive!!

Workouts you will love 

Brownies 

Legs & Ab Challenge 

 

Making The Clean Swap In My Home

Making The Clean Swap In My Home

 

I have decided to swap out A LOT of things in my house for cleaner healthier options, and I’m not just talking about food! I made a post on my Facebook and instagram about how I am ready to buy safer products for my family, and my FB post exploded!!! I want to do it all, cleaning products , make ups, lotions, nail polish, baby products … you name it!

I am overwhelmed with all the info! People gave me so many different companies and products,  I wasn’t even know where to even begin.

From what I read every site told me  to stop buying any products that have artificial fragrance ( check the ingredients list & avoid  if it  says ‘fragrance’ or ‘parfum,’  that means it’s probably an artificial fragrance) We need to  look for products that are scented with essential oils ( or make my own )  or products that says something like ‘proprietary blend of essential oils’ , these are generally safe to use.

I have decided that I’m going to start with my cleaning products and then lotions . Sounds weird but let me tell you how. I am going to make my own using oils! I have wanted to get into essential oils for a while and this seems like the perfect time.

There are TONS of recipes on google about how to make your own safe cleaning products that actually work.  So that is what I am doing!

I have ordered my oils , saved a bunch of recipes and made a list of things I need. I’m starting with an all-purpose cleaner , a glass cleaner and dish soap. Then I am moving onto  hand soap and lotions for me and Brody. Since a lot of the recipes call for the same ingredients I’ll be able to make soaps, face wash and lotions for me and Brody without buying a ton of different things.

This is not  happening over night! This is going to take me some time and I’m excited to share this whole process with you all. Once I’m all set with my above activities I will move onto to make up which is going to be an investment !

If you have a favorite homemade recipe Id love to know it! Comment below, leave me links to your fav sites , tell me your favorite essential oils . I know nothing and want to learn everything!!!