May 13, 2015
I was really hesitant to have some maternity pictures taken and what's funny is I am not too sure why. I realized about 34 weeks in that I had hardly any pictures of myself pregnant and then slowly started to think about how much I was going to regret this one day.
So, I called up my friend/photographer and she fit us in for an emergency session.
Here's a glimpse into the day:
These pictures were taken when I was exactly 35 weeks. Here's me today at 38 weeks and 3 days:
I can't wait for this little man to make his appearance!
May 1, 2015
|Photo courtesy of http://pregnancy.pregnantshop.info/tag/pregnant-belly|
Now, first, let me begin by saying that stretch marks, when combined with pregnancy are a beautiful thing. They signify your growing body to accommodate your growing baby and are truly a work of art. On that note, I can STILL be slightly vain and say that I'd rather not have too many.
And I don't have any yet, which is great however, my body is almost at full capacity and I am moisturizing about 5 times a day. I believe I owe this lack of stretch marks to a little miracle home remedy I've been using for quite some time.
Homemade Stretch Mark Oil
1 cup olive oil (EVOO is the best)
1 cup aloe vera gel (not picky on brand but try to find a relatively pure one)
8 vitamin E capsules
Mix first two ingredients together and, once mixed, pop the vitamin E capsules and drain into mixture. Mix well. Store in sealed container, in the fridge, for a nice cool gel. Apply liberally to stomach, hips and thighs.
Seriously, this stuff is amazing. I do recommend you try this out as both vitamin E and aloe are great for reducing redness from already existing stretch marks.
Happy Friday ladies!