Throughout my pregnancy, I have spent countless hours researching and finding all the best baby products that I know I’ll need once my baby girl arrives! From strollers and car seats, to which bottles and breast pumps to get. More than anything, my top concern is her health and safety. One baby product that caught my eye right away was the Owlet baby monitor! I came across the Owlet monitor on a fellow blogger’s IG and I immediately started doing my research on it. I read about how it works and the countless positive reviews about how amazing this product is. It easily became my number one must-have for our baby! I was so surprised this technology was out there and that it is available now to use for when my baby comes!
This is How it Works: the Owlet empowers you with the same technology hospitals use: pulse oximetry. That device is what is used to estimate one’s amount of blood flow and oxygen levels using the clip placed on the finger. That same technology is used for babies, and it is placed in a soft Smart Sock. Once the sock is placed properly on the baby’s foot, the Owlet is designed to sound an alert to parents if your baby stops breathing. It will also alert the parents if your baby’s heart rate dips too low or spikes too high. You can also view your baby’s live vitals anywhere, right from your smartphone!
My husband and I look forward to using the Owlet right away with our baby, because we will have that peace of mind knowing that her breathing and heart rate is being monitored by this amazing device- which I know will give us the biggest peace of mind. Owlet is silently watching over your little one, giving you peace of mind and maybe even a full night’s sleep. I love how Owlet will be up all night monitoring my little one, so we don’t have to be.
This is the perfect baby shower gift that I know any momma would love to get!
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Hey guys! Today I finally went to the pool for the first time this summer! It was so relaxing to just lay by the pool and enjoy time with my hubby! He’s been working so much lately, so it’s nice to get to a day where we spend every second together!! I got sent a package of Kopari products in the mail a little bit ago, and started trying them out! First, I love that they are cruelty free towards animals, and contains no sulfates, parabens, GMOs or silicon! I have been using creams and lotions on my belly my whole pregnancy, and fell in love with the coconut melt when I started using it! It fully moisturizes my growing belly and I haven’t had any stretch marks since! I also love the coconut balm for when I went to the pool today, and I use it on my arms an legs when I’m wearing a dress! It just smells like summer and so heavenly!!! It gives a subtle shimmer which I love for summer! You can get these products by clicking on the direct links above! Hope you are enjoying your summer! XOXO
Today I wanted to share with you my favorite things I got from the Nordstrom Sale!!! I got some adorable baby items that I’ve been eyeing for a while, and some staple pieces for fall for myself! I didn’t want to buy too much for myself because I don’t know exactly what size I’m going to be after the baby is born. Also, my feet grew from a size 8 to a size 10, so I’m just going to have to wait and see if they go back down to normal! Hope you guys enjoy my top picks! Happy shopping!!! XOXO
Happy Wednesday guys! Today I wanted to share with you some pictures from my baby shower!! I wanted to have a french themed shower and have it kind of go along with how I’m decorating her nursery! I had it here in Houston at the cutest french crepe place called Sweet Paris! They have the yummiest crepes and you feel like you’re in Paris! My friends Morning and Stacey found the perfect invites from Minted.com that matched that theme and said “Bonjour Bebe!” I wanted my shower to be simple yet pretty, and not a lot of over-the-top decorations you usually see at some baby showers. My friend Claudia did the most gorgeous floral arrangements for the tables, which gave it a feminine and classic feel!
Alex’s parents were able to come out for the weekend and help us celebrate our baby girl!! They are so excited for her arrival in September and she is lucky to have them as Grandparents soon! In addition to my face and hands, my feet are soo swollen that I had to go out and get new sandals for the rest of my pregnancy. I wanted something besides a flip flop to wear with my dress, and the only sandal I found that fit perfectly was from Target! I went from a size 8 to a size 10!!! Let’s just hope it goes back down after the baby is born! ha! The dress I wore is from ASOS and when I saw it online I immediately loved it! I ordered a light pink version of the dress just in case I ended not liking the other one in person, but I thought the floral print stood out more! But I still love the light pink version too and plan on keeping it!
The shower was so much fun and had some great friends come to join in celebrating our baby girl!!! She got the cutest gifts and we’re so blessed to have such generous friends and family! She is already so loved and spoiled!
Since I’m 31 weeks now, I’m starting to feel the crunch of having to get everything done before she arrives! Sometimes it feels like it’s so far away and can’t wait for her to get here, and other times I’m like I need more time to prepare!! I had already signed up for some hospital classes to take with Alex, so we will be spending some weekends in the next month doing those and learning more about our little babe! I have so much I still want to get done before she comes in September and my baby checklist is so long still! It’s hard when I’m on bed rest, yet I’m pretty much the only one that can get this stuff done because my husband works long hours during the week. I try to do mostly everything sitting down during the day, so I’m not on my feet a lot!! I still debating on things I need to get her and this first time mom needs some advice! If you have any recommendations of things I should do to prepare for the baby and baby products you recommend let me know in the comments below!
Hey guys!!! It’s been a while since I’ve posted and I’ve missed posting and keeping you all updated! Today I am 30 weeks and I couldn’t be more excited to be this far along! When I was around 12 weeks, 30 weeks seemed sooo far away! I have only about 10 weeks left and I’m officially in the third trimester! I wanted to share with you all the symptoms I’ve been having so far and how my pregnancy has been going.
So about a month ago, I had to go to the hospital (while my husband happened to be out of town), because I thought I was leaking amniotic fluid and I was having really bad stomach cramps. They admitted me into Labor & Delivery (L & D), and hooked me and my belly up to the monitors. It showed that I was having some contractions and they did some additional testing on the fluid. The fluid I thought I was leaking came back negative, so it was probably just pee haha- so embarrassing!! There are things in pregnancy you didn’t know can happen I guess! But they wanted to check my cervix and do some other checks. They found that my cervix was really soft and was thinning. Also that I was dilated 1/2 cm. Hearing this at 26 weeks was so scary! Immediately I thought about how can this be happening and what would happen to the health of my baby if I did go into pre-term labor?!? After discovering that, my doctor put me on strict bed rest and wanted to see me at his office that Monday morning. So that Monday, he checked me again and said it was still thin but it was not as soft as it was on Saturday. I was so bummed because we had our babymoon vacation to San Diego already booked and planned for the following week. The doctor told me to stay on bed rest and to come back and see him in a week to see if going on my vacation was any way possible. I hoped things would get better over the week and I pretty much spent ALL day and night laying down in bed. Which initially sounds relaxing and fun, but after a couple days I was SO over it. I saw him the following Monday before our vacation, and he checked me again. I was so sad when he said things had not gotten better and he said I can absolutely not go on our trip. I was so sad because I had been counting down the days until our trip together and was so excited to spend some quality time with just me and Alex before the baby arrives. So we had to cancel our flights and everything, and just go back to bed rest until 32 weeks.
So this last week (at 29 weeks), I went in for my glucose test, I got my whooping cough shot, Rhogam shot, and an ultrasound appt. To be honest, I was not looking forward to doing the glucose test. You have to fast all morning and are only allowed a few sips of water. Then they make you drink a very sugary drink, which drinking on an empty stomach kinda made me more nauseous. Then, I had to wait an hour and come back so they can draw my blood to test for Gestational Diabetes. But while I was waiting, I went ahead and got my shots and my ultrasound! I got to see my little baby which is always so amazing and makes me so happy!!! I love hearing her heartbeat and seeing her adorable little feet and hands and cute face! The doctor said she is weighing a little more than average which I’m so happy about and everything else is looking good! I’m so grateful to hear that and it just makes mama’s heart so happy! My doctor is so sweet and always answers all of my millions of questions I have at every appointment haha! If you are looking for a great OBGYN in the Houston, Texas area, email or comment below and I will let you know! Also, during the ultrasound, he measured my cervix again and said it is still a little thin. I asked him if it would be okay to do light activities- such as going to lunch or dinner, church or going to a friends house, and he said I was allowed to start doing those things! I’m supposed to be laying down or sitting reclined 95% of the time, but he said if I wanted to do a few things around the house or do things where I’m going to be sitting down the whole time, it’s okay! I honestly couldn’t imagine being on bed rest 24/7 and not being able to get anything done or get out of the house ever. I was already going stir-crazy, so this was music to my ears! My doctor also did a 3D ultrasound of my baby and got the cutest shot of her face!
30 WEEK QUESTIONS:
Symptoms: I’ve been feeling really swollen- especially in my face, hands, ankles and feet!!! I have occasionally cramps and stomach pains, but I’m assuming they are just round ligament pains. Also, I have been getting contractions, especially at night and early morning which I think is weird! But my doctor said not to really worry unless I get 6 contractions within one hour. I have suffered with being very tired throughout my whole pregnancy, but it has defiantly gotten worse now that I’m in the third trimester! I can doze off anywhere and any time of the day! haha
Wedding ring on or off: I finally had to take off my wedding rings off about a week ago!
Cravings: I have been craving watermelon, cold grapes, sprinkled donuts, greek yogurt, and Mexican food!! (mainly chips and salsa) I’m also really thirsty all the time, so I crave ice cold water!
How far along: I am 30 weeks!
What are we most excited about next: I’m so excited for my baby shower this weekend and getting to celebrate my baby with family and friends! Also, I’m so excited to put the finishing touches on her nursery, which is almost competed!!!
Movement: She has been moving like crazy since about 20 weeks! She kicks really hard when I drink ice cold water eating anything spicy, play music for her (her favorite is Calvin Harris and the Little Mermaid soundtrack), or when Alex talks to her when he comes home from work! She also kicks sooo hard when I’M hungry. So that probably means she’s telling me to eat so she can eat too! haha
Aversions: Plain chicken has grossed me out since the beginning, and sometimes too many vegetables. But besides that, nothing else has seemed to gross me out!
Weight gain: So far I’ve gained 20 pounds! I know… so scary that I put on that much weight lol But I haven’t been able to exercise at all and I only eat when I’m hungry, so I believe my body knows what I need to help grow my baby girl! During my pregnancy I wanted to make sure I didn’t deprive myself or my baby but limiting what I eat or stressing too much about it! But I can’t wait to get back into my regular workout routine and super healthy eating after baby girl comes!
Physical changes: Besides being swollen and puffy, my feet have grown so much!! I’m at least 1 or 2 sizes bigger now, and literally none of my shoes fit me anymore. I have to squeeze into my flip flips, but my heel is hanging out and my feet are so wide now ;( I’m just hoping they go back to normal after the baby comes because I do not want to buy all new shoes! My eye sight has also gotten SO bad! Like I had literally perfect vision before I was pregnant, and now I can barely read signs or see things at a distance. So I guess wearing glasses and contacts for now on is the plans! Also, my belly is getting so big!!! Random strangers will now ask if I’m due any day now haha Also, my boobs have grown like 3 cup sizes already, and my belly button is popping out!
Hi! My name is Katelyn Jones and I'm the creator of A Touch of Pink Blog! I'm a wife, actress, model, and kitty mama currently living in Houston, Texas! I created A Touch of Pink to share with my readers my outfits, my life, and everything that inspires me. I have always loved everything fashion, beauty, living a healthy lifestyle, and traveling! By sharing some of my favorite things with you on my blog, I hope you leave feeling inspired! Be sure to subscribe below for weekly updates and follow me on my social media! XOXO Katelyn