Finding out the gender of our baby was something that we wanted to make extra memorable. So, when I went for my scan, I asked the technician to either write down girl or boy on a card and seal it in an envelope. Then I took the envelope to my local Whole Foods Market and had them make a gender reveal cake based on the card. In December 2013 we decided to have an “Ugly Christmas Sweater Party” at our house where we would cut the cake in front of our friends and family to reveal the gender of our baby. In the video below (from the HairTwoHeels YouTube channel), you can watch it all unfold!
When I first found out I was pregnant (after getting over the shock & excitement), I had high visions of me updating you all on my pregnancy development week-to-week leading up to my delivery. What I didn’t anticipate, was how tired, sore and otherwise discombobulated I would be. As much as I’d like to have more organized weekly updates with future babies, here are my first, second, & third trimester vlogs (from the HairTwoHeels YouTube channel).
Let’s face it, as your belly grows, so does your stiffness, aches, & pains. The reason for this is your muscles and ligaments stretch to allow baby to have adequate space for growth and comfort. Unfortunately, your little bundle is a somewhat less than hospitable guest inside you. These stretching parts (along with the increase in relaxin in your body) can create quite a bit of discomfort (and restless nights). Below is a simple and safe follow-along video from the HaiTwoHeels YouTube channel that you can do at night to increase relaxation and quality sleep while decreasing your aches and pains! Ps. you don’t have to be a mommy-to-be to benefit from these stretches either