A Child Who Reads

In honor of Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss' Birthday, we are here talking about books!

We have been very fortunate to have a little boy who has LOVED reading from the start. Honestly he could sit with us and a pile of books all afternoon and probably be completely content. That being said, he definitely has some favorite books that he reaches for over and over. You know they are his favorite because his will "read" them with you. One he actually will "read" TO you now.

Baby #2: Weeks 27, 28 & 29

Let's chat about stretch marks real quick. Last time around I didn't notice any during my pregnancy other than on my belly button. I had my belly button pierced and that skin just stretched really horribly. After having Leighton I noticed some on my inner thighs as well as my butt and thighs. The ones on my but and thighs are partially from college, but I did notice some new ones.

Anyway, back to my point. This pregnancy is different all around, but I started to notice some purple spots starting to show up on my stomach. As soon as I did I started asking friends for their suggestions on the best products to use, Bio Oil was the one that I went with. Now I have a whole routine/concoction of products I use. So here is the breakdown.


Either a self-tanner lotion if I showered in the morning, or a nice thick body lotion if I showered the night before. If my belly is really bothering me I use the Bio-Oil as well.

Before Bed:

Bio-Oil on my belly, love handle/upper butt area and inner thighs, a thick body lotion (unless I just showered then I use my self tanning lotion), and finally a belly butter just to be a bit extra.

My stomach doesn't hold the self-tanner like the rest of my body because of the other products I am using, but it isn't summer so I am fine with that!

Little American

In the spirit of the Olympics, I decided to do a mini photoshoot with Leighton. What is cuter than a toddler in a crew neck? NOTHING! Plus a little patriotic spirit never hurt anyone. 

Leighton's Outfit

Valentine's Gifts for Him

Baby #2: Week 26

Y'all, these boobs. I mean they are still relatively small compared to most people who are NOT pregnant, but for me they are much bigger. I am at that point where the idea of a bra with an underwire sounds like sheer torture. Luckily I am still on the smaller side of the breast size scale so I can get away with sports bras and bralettes on the regular.
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