Collaborations are so cool. I’ve always been a fan of teaming up with people to help one another’s business/skill. It creates this sense of camaraderie in your creative outlet. (Well any outlet really!) I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with a few people on Instagram and I feel so grateful for the opportunity. Here are a few screenshots of some pretty nifty individuals (that I don’t know well, but have had the chance to know via social media!):
Don’t forget to tag @hustlesauce whenever you rock your tee, its always fun to repost every now and then! :)
I made a secret Pinterest board the day we found out we were expecting. I wanted to start exploring and seeing what would catch my eye. I wanted both of us to like the room, and we want it to feel like a fun and serene space. So far, this is what we like. I’d love to get a teepee in there and everything. We’re so excited! We still have a lot to do to prepare for our little one’s arrival (change the carpet, expand the closet and paint). I’m sure whatever needs to be done will get done, so I’m not too stressed. Here’s a mood board of what we’re thinking, just wanted to share with you all.
I’m tired. I would just like to sleep, and sometimes if I lay down to rest I get migraines that end up haunting me throughout the entire day. Yesterday, I took a nap and woke up headache free! It was the perfect day-the weather, the lack of nausea and brain pain made it so. Taking naps is not common for me and I know being sleepy throughout pregnancy is normal, and should most definitely be observed, but sometimes I just can’t. I have work and responsibilities to take care of and sometimes you have to ward of the Zzz’s. By the time I’m home the sleepiness is gone until way late. Even now, as I lie here and type this- I’m tired and not sleepy just yet. The sleep has to hit me! The tiredness is constant, and I know its only a peek into what lies ahead, so I’ll consider this mini-training for what’s to come. Sorry if this post feels like a dog chasing it’s tail lol…this explains why I’m not a writer and I color for a living ;)
Let me start of by saying that pregnancy is different for everyone. I know friends who have had terrible pregnancies…in the sense that they were sick the entire 9 months. I have also had friends that have had amazing pregnancies, where everything is..well the complete opposite of the former. So far, in my case- it’s been pretty rough. I’ve had morning sickness almost everyday since I found out, sometimes it turns out to be all day sickness or even nighttime sickness. I’ve felt my body changing. It may sound gross, but I feel like I can tell when my insides are stretching out! I have always had wide hips, so I always assumed that when I arrived to this season of life, I’d be set with my body making appropriate space for our little one. Of course, we all know what assuming makes you. I’ve had some migraines, and the occasional out of the norm pimple. People are very nice and encouraging, and say that it’ll pass. I hope so! We’ll see what happens! All in all, I just laugh. I cry sometimes, but its temporary and I know that its going to be ok. There’s a little person growing in my body, and honestly-what else should I expect. Its a shock to my body, this has never happened before-so its all new. As long as our little one grows, I’m happy. I’ll just take it all in stride.
I’ve been wanting to blog for a bit, but I felt like I would be contributing filler posts because I wasn’t ready to share the news. Now, I’m ready to share! We’re preggo! We found out two days before Christmas. We told our families on Christmas, so that was very exciting and nerve-racking! I wanted to wait to tell [anyone] until I had visited my doctor. I like to be certain about things (for the most part), especially since it could’ve been a false positive or something. Far fetched? Yes, but you never know. I was so sick, that my family was getting [oddly] concerned for me- that I HAD TO tell them in order to alleviate their stress. No idea why they were so stressed about it in the first place. I’ve been sick like that before..vomiting and headache…all symptoms of my chronic migraine situation. I started to tell my co-workers, because we are all so close and we see each other every day, that it was pretty obvious to them too. They’re like my second family! Then I waited for my appointment, January 15!!! An eternity from the day we found out. Haha.
The doc appointment went well, and they told me I was 10 wks at that point. The baby was unreal!!! It was wiggling all over the place and had arms and legs! No joke, I expected to see a blob in the ultrasound. It was amazing. Miracle.
We’re now at 14.5 weeks, and it hasn’t been easy, but all the love and support helps so much. I love all the people God has placed in my life. I’m excited to finally share! Stay tuned!
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As the year comes to a close, and as everyone’s 2015 Best Nine pics come up on Instagram (including my own), I can’t help but think about all the amazing things that happened. I went to some pretty amazing places, witnessed the miracle of birth, got a dog, worked with incredible people and so on. I can’t wait to see what next year brings. I can’t even try to plan it out, because plans I make don’t usually work out the way I want them to, so bring it on spontaneity. I know God always has something greater for us as we grow and as the years pass, thank goodness His plans always work out. ;)
I just realized this blog never posted. It was saved in drafts and life happened. So sorry! Here is it, for what it’s worth. I find a bit difficult to get gifts for kids. I want to get them so many things, but you want to give them something they will enjoy. my objectives are different than that of a child, either way I think these gifts are pretty cool. I got advise from a friend/parent as well, so there you go!
Plush Pup // Star Wars Sweatshirt // Headband // Umbrella // Hustle Hard Kids // Tattly tattoos