My Pregnancy Journey| 40 weeks pregođŸ€—

Good Evening y’all!

Most of y’all who follow me on social media already know, I’m currently 40 weeks and 4 days pregnant and expecting my 1st baby boy. I’m in the hospital right now being induce, sense my son is acking like my belly is his permanent address. Right now the contractions are mild and I’m bored and writing a blog post is going to keep my mind occupied.

Cam is excited about being a big brother! @marionlovenotes

It has been an very interesting journey for Ken and I. I recently recorded a vlog of our baby boy’s nursery on my youtube channel and today I thought I’ll give y’all quick run down on how I found out that I was pregnant and a recap of my pregnancy. 

We stayed at the Chic resort at Punta Cana. We had such a lovely time there. @marionlovenotes
We had a pool right off our balcony. We loved sitting out there snacking on a variety of yummy foods all day. @marionlovenotes
The weather was perfect almost everyday. @marionlovenotes

I found out that I was pregnant when we came back from our trip to Punta Cana in Feburay. I belive I was around 6 weeks pregnant at that point. I kept remembering telling Ken something is wrong with my body, but couldn’t pin point what it was. We decided to take a pregnancy test just to rule that out. Me being pregnant was the last thing on my mind. 

Let me rewind really quickly if y’all don’t mind. Before we left to go to Punta Cana I had my yearly women exams & physicals. All my tests can back good and I wasn’t pregnant. So we were definitely ready to go party. 

Okay so let’s fast forward to mid February,  I took a at home pregnancy test and to my surprise it said that I was pregnant! I could bearly believe it. Now keep in mind I wasn’t trying to be pregnant and don’t start coming for me in the comment section.  We were doing everything not to get pregnant but sometimes it doesn’t always work out that way. So we were very surprised to find out that we were expecting. 

Now that you have a little back story of how I found out.  Let’s talk about each trimester and how pregnancy been treating me. 

1st Trimester

Omg morning sickness was no joke! I was throwing up in the morning,  nauseated  all day, throwing up all night. I couldn’t really eat much but toast,  salty crackers and chips. I couldn’t hold down water, I could only drink gringer ale. When I was brushing my teeth I got nauseated and wanted to throw up. I was bloated and over it. The only good thing from this trimester that I could remember was finding out that I was having a baby boy. I didn’t go rush out to buy a bunch of baby boy clothes or toys but we were able to start talking about names, nursery room themes, etc.

Yep I’m pregnant! @marionlovenotes

2nd Trimester 

I really started showing at this point. My stomach was and still is round like a basketball. I wasn’t throwing up as much and was finally able to to drink cold water! I didn’t have any cravings but I definitely did have foods that I couldn’t stand eating or smelling. I’m a southern girl and love smoked bbq meat. I couldn’t and still don’t like the smell or taste of smoked meat. One of my highlights in this trimester was that I had my 1st baby shower with my family. Having a baby started to feel real when you are getting a tons of baby gifts. I also felt the baby move for the first time.  It felt like butterflies fluttering inside of me. This is something I’m going to miss feeling after I deliver my baby.  

I enjoyed crocheting sweathers for my baby boy. @marionlovenotes

3rd Trimester 

I became a huge fan of fresh fruit and crushing on ice. My stomach continues to pop out however no stretch marks on the belly. All my battle scars are on my thighs and hips. At this point I’ve gained about 25 pounds which was pleasantly surprising to me. My ankles and feet are swelling when I get too hot. My feet expended and had to move up 2 shoe sizes. I’m really uncomfortable and get tried so easily. I’m hot all the time and thankful for cool Fall days. My legs cramp up a lot at night and I’m starting to miss not being pregnant. Sorry y’all but as much as I love having my baby in me, however I miss having my body back. My highlights for this trimester has been having my 2nd baby shower.  I enjoyed having my friends over celebrating my son. Two of my friends hosted this super fun baby shower for me. I also took my marernity photos when I was 35 weeks pregnant. I am very thankful to have those photos cherish forever.

Look at my yummy candy bar! @marionlovenotes
I love how they made a train using Oreos and cupcakes! @marionlovenotes

Things that has been helpful for me throughout my pregnancy;

  • Ginger chews for nausea
  • Pregnancy pillow for additional support while sleeping or relaxing 
  • Belly back brace for support while working
  • Back rubs for backaches
  • Tums for additional calcium to help with night cramps
  • Pedicures for my sore feet
  • Birthing & breastfeeding classes provided great knowledge and they also opportunity to ask questions
  • Braids, having my hair done made it easier for me

So that’s my quick recap of my pregnancy. My contractions are starting to get more intense so I’m going to end this blog post and try to rest now. Let me know if I left anything out and I’ll try to get back with y’all soon. 



Bye-bye Craft Room…Hello Baby Boy Nursery


Happy Halloween Y’all!

I know it’s been awhile sense I’ve blog about anything on here. Its really hard when you work full time & pregnant.  Yes I’m pregnant and having my 1st baby boy! 39 weeks and 5 days to be exact, so I’m ready to pop any day now. I’m currently not working any more sense I’m so close to having this baby. I wanted to record a quick vlog of my son’s nursery.

His nursery use to be my craft room which was fully furnished. So it took a lot of work (and tears) to get it looking like a baby boy nursery.  I decided to not to go for the typical boy theme room with blue walls. I wanted it to be simple and easy to transform into another room later down the road if need be.

I spent a lot of time watching baby boy nurseries and looking up ideas on Pinterest. Honestly I didn’t see anything that I really liked or felt inspired by. Most of the nurseries that I saw were over the top and was jammed pack with a bunch of expensive baby products. My inspiration came from Ken who loves cars and wants to fly airplanes one day. So decided to go with an airplane theme which kind of turned into a transportation themed room for his nursery.

Majority of the items in the room were used so it didn’t cost us much to pull his nursery together.  We were okay with not having brand new top of the line baby products.  As long as the baby products are in good shape and not recalled we didn’t mind.

There are a few items that I would like to add to his room. Such as a small rug, pictures of him, large ruler to mount on the wall to measure his height, and a night light. I still need to finish sewing his curtians too. I really tried to stick to the basics especially sense the room is really small.

Below I have listed all the links and the places where we bought the baby products that are our son’s nursery (that was not gifted or used).  If you have any questions about anything in the nursery feel free to ask in the comment section below. I’ll do my best to answered them.  Keep in mind I’m 39 weeks and five days pregnant and baby boy might be popping out soon.




*Felt Airplanes & Cloud Pattern

*Baby Mobile

*Personalized Name Wall Decals

*Wall Color

“Green Garland” I found the color at Wal-Mart and went to Home Depot buy it. They did a great job on matching tge color.

*Ceiling Fan & Light Switches

Lowes (we no longer have the box so I don’t know the name of them)

*Closet Organization

All the baskets, baby cloth hangers, over the door shoe hanger, etc. Came from Target.

*Laundry Bin


*Shelving & Trashcan

At Home

*Crib Skirt