29.1.15

HAIRCARE ROUTINE

Shampoo
This is the very first product I've ever tried from Organix and I am definitely hooked.
My hair feels so light and bouncy whenever I use it!

Conditioner
My hair is more on the frizzy/fuzzy end of the scale so conditioner is an absolute must for me.
My dad was the one that actually introduced me to this conditioner and it is hands down the best conditioner I have ever used!
Conditioners usually leave a weird residue in my hair, or weigh it down.
This one however just leaves my hair smooth, while leaving the natural volume.

Heat Protectant
I've been using this product for a little over a year now and it has been such a life saver!
I don't use it every time I wash my hair, but usually twice a month.
I have a lot of frizzy baby hairs and this help tame them when I am using heating tools.

Styling
I'm a firm believer of texturizing sprays.
My hair can some times look a little dull, but after I use this spray my natural highlights "pop".

What are your go-to haircare products?

28.1.15

A MIDWEEK LIST

+ It has been sunny everyday for over a week now, so needless to say I've been smiling a lot.

+ I was a quarter of a way through a book and unfortunately I had to stop reading it. I thought I could get past the language, but it just got to the point where those were the only words I was reading.

+ I have been in a such a baking mood lately!! Cookies last week, banana muffins this week. Yum!

+ Along the same line as baking, I've been making more of an effort with my cooking skills and I am loving it!! Planning our meals for the week has been such fun!

+ Got to babysit my two nieces, and I can't wait for our little man to join in their playtime!!

+ My favourite thing about short hair: I only have to style the top layer, and no one knows the difference. Hooray for quick, lazy hairstyles.

+ Starting my hospital bag list. I want to make sure I don't leave anything out so I'm starting quite early.

27.1.15

BUMPDATE: 32 WEEKS

How far along are you? 32 weeks.

Weight gain: 30 pounds

Sleep: Late morning naps have become a habit for me. I'm sleeping relatively well now, but even if I get a full 8 hours, I'm still pretty tired. So I usually wake up at 7:30 and then go back to bed around 8:30-9 for a couple more hours. So far it's been doing the trick.

Movement: There are two very different and distinct types of movement that he does: (1) Rolling while pushing out (2) Really intense, hyper kicking and twitching. For the most part he does the first movement more than the second.

Favourite moments: Watching Alex get more and more exciting for the arrival of our baby. At least 3 times a day he'll say: "I just want to cuddle this baby already!" So dang adorable!

Weird pregnancy things: I have exercise induced asthma, and I haven't had an attack in years. Last Thursday I was carrying a couple bags to the Salvation Army across the street and I had a full on attack. I've mentioned in previous posts that it doesn't take much for me to become breathless, but now I have to take my puffer everywhere just to be safe.

Happy or moody? :) :)

Belly button in or out? I've come to the realization that this belly button is staying put. It's slightly out, but not fully.

Stretch marks? In all honesty I don't feel like my belly has grown much over the past month, so stretch marks are still the same

Looking forward to: I finally put up the curtains in the nursery, so all we have left to do is put up a couple pictures and some floating shelves and it is all done!!!!!

23.1.15

PRODUCTIVITY

Since the new year I have felt such a rejuvenation and need to get things done.
Back when I was still working, I found it so hard to come home and find the energy to clean or cook.
But now I am absolutely loving it!!
I put on Broadway Musicals and just sing my little heart out as I do the housework.

Call me old fashioned, but I love keeping a house.
I find it so weird living in a world where the role of a woman is constantly challenged and questioned.
I feel I have never been so productive in my life.
I love this life I've chosen.
I love being a wife.
And I can not wait to be a mother.