Owen Thomas Whitten {Birth Story}

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I am finally getting around to writing out Owen’s birth story! It’s taken me 3 months to finally do it! On April 23, 2019 we welcomed our sweet baby boy! It was a complete roller coaster the last two weeks before he was born! We went through 35 weeks of my pregnancy without any issues with my blood pressure. I was off my medicine because it was causing my blood pressure to drop so low and I was passing out due to it. We hit 35 weeks and that’s when my blood pressure decided to start acting up. At my 35 week checkup my blood pressure reading was 162/100 and of course with that high of a reading I got sent to the hospital for monitoring.. While there we found out I would need 12 hours of Magnesium and I had a moderate case of Pre-eclampsia. My protein levels were almost 400! I was also diagnosed with Chronic Hypertension.. I ended up having to have my labor stopped while there because the magnesium caused me to start having contractions, which is not very common! I was finally able to go home after a 4 day stay at the hospital.. But was also put on bed rest for the remainder of my pregnancy. Before 37 weeks of pregnancy I was sent to the hospital once more for Blood pressure monitoring.. At 37 weeks we went in for our induction! Induction was started at 7am, and by 5pm I asked for an epidural because I just couldn’t take the pain anymore. Inductions are super hard on your body, and I went in at only 1cm dilated and 50% effaced.. By 6pm, my epidural was in and I was finally able to relax fully.. Now my epidural only numbed about half my body which now I’m super happy it did because it helped me be able to push when the time came! About an hour later I told the nurse that I was only numbed half way and she went to go check me before calling in more epidural medicine and I was finally 10 cm! I was at a 6 when I got the epidural. And once the Dr. was called in, I pushed for about 10 minutes and he was born!! Owen weighed in at 7 pounds 7 ounces and 20.5 inches tall! Lexi was so excited to meet her baby brother the next day! And she’s been the sweetest Big Sister ever!Β 

 

While at the hospital we had a dear friend take Newborn/fresh 48 pictures of Owen! And I’m still so in love with them! She did such amazing work!Β 

 

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We are so in love with our little man and so thankful He completed our family!!

Elizabeth

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Back To Blogging!

Hello all! Starting this post out by saying I am back to blogging! Taking a break was honestly so good for myself! I also am going to be doing a little update with what we’ve been up to!

So to start this off, our girlie is gonna be a big sister! May 2019 she’ll have a baby brother! We are beyond excited and so blessed God is blessing us with a baby boy! I was so sick my entire first trimester (I was sick with Lexi but not as bad) and still have bouts of exhaustion! I’m 23.6 weeks along! Baby boy is right on track for everything! We’re keeping an eye on my blood pressure to make sure it doesn’t start to get high, but so far we’ve been great with it! πŸ‘

I’ve been thinking about doing some maternity outfit style posts. Would y’all like to see that? Give me all your ideas for blog posts to come! I’ll be sharing baby boy’s room once we start getting it ready!

Shop My Look: Sweater top, No longer available but here is aΒ SimilarΒ option with many others! Maternity Leggings:Β Essential Stretch Secret Fit LeggingsΒ Necklace:Β The Silver Wren Custom Initial Necklace

 

Here’s a picture of my baby bump! This is one of my favorite tops from Pink Blush Maternity! Can’t link it since its almost 3 years old and they no longer sell it!😭 My leggings are Motherhood Maternity ones! Can’t seem to find a link for them right now! But will try to find a similar pair and link them!

Also be sure to follow me on Instagram to keep up with our daily lives!

Elizabeth

January Ipsy Glam Bag Review

I’ve been meaning to get this review typed up for two weeks now and kept forgetting.. Well not really forgetting, just been busy! After we got back from our Chattanooga trip my poor husband came down with the flu, Lexi and I both got a cold that lasted like 3 days for both of us! So needless to say it’s been crazy hectic! But anyways, I wanted to start this year by reviewing my Ipsy Glam Bag! I know alot of people do YouTube reviews of them, but I wanted to do blog posts instead since I’m too terrified to try out vlogging!πŸ™ˆ so this months Ipsy was totally a favorite of mine! I love every item I got and have used them quite a bit!!

1.) So Susan liquid Matte lipstick

I really love the formula of this liquid lipstick! It’s nice and matte but yet not drying and the pigment in it is amazing! It’s also cruelty free which is a must for me since I only use cruelty free products!

2.) Ciate Fierce Flicks Liquid Eyeliner

So I’m obsessed with liquid eyeliners! Like majorly obsessed! This one is so good! The black is nice and black, it’s easy to use and if your good at a wing liner this is the perfect liner to use! I suck at wing liners so I just do a simple line!

3.) Emma V.S.N.P Nail Polish

This color is so pretty! It’s also cruelty free and free of 8 chemicals that are in most nail polishes! The pigment is amazing and two coats brings out the color so well! I can get about 3 days wear out of it before it starts chipping and that’s amazing since most of my polishes chip after day 1!

4.) Mary Lou Manizer Highlighter By The Balm

I was so excited to find that I was getting this highlighter in my bag! I’ve been wanting to try it out so bad but didn’t want to buy a full size product and not like it! It’s a very subtle highlight but that’s one reason why I love it! I have so many blinding highlighters so it’s nice having one that isn’t so blinding lol!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

5.) Trust Fund Beauty Lip Scrub

I’m usually one for lip scrubs.. I guess I just couldn’t find the “right” one! So I was kinda sceptical and it.. But I tried it out like I do every thing else and quickly fell in love with it! It gently exfoliates your lips and it leaves your lips feeling so soft! I always add a lip balm on my lips after using this scrub to add more softness! I use this at night before I go to bed!

So, I really hope you like my review! It’s fun trying out and seeing what works for me and also letting each of you know what I think about these products!! Have a wonderful day!

Elizabeth

Snow Fun 2018


So this morning we woke up to another round of snow! Our first round happened early Friday morning but it was mostly ice with a little snow! Now here in Mississippi we don’t get “winter weather”. We get the frigid cold temps and maybe some ice but that’s usually all.. So to get 3 inches of snow over night is big! I took Lexi out so she could play in it and her reaction was so hilarious! She loved it but would never touch it! All she wanted to do was shuffle her boots in the snow.. Apparently the girl is like her mama! I’m not really fond of it! I like summer and fall weather best!πŸ˜‰ I’m gonna attach the cutest pictures ever with her enjoying the snow! 

She is such a little fashionista with the way she was posing in the pictures! 

Hope each of you have a wonderful week!!

Elizabeth 

Salty Bow CoΒ 

If your following me on Instagram (if your not and want go follow along with the daily life, then head to my page by clicking on the instagram grid on the side) then you’ve seen me posting about Salty Bow Co. We’ve been a brand rep for their fall line and it’s been so exciting pairing up the different bows with Lexi’s outfits! They make the cutest little bows ever! They also make bibs, and paci clip! I love supporting small shops and their owners! Salty Bow Co donates New Mom boxes to new mothers who just had a baby! It’s amazing to see their ministry grow! I’ll be adding our pictures so far of Lexi modeling their bows! If you’d like to purchase anything from them use code ALEXANDRA10 for a discount! Shop by clicking here.πŸ‘‰Salty Bow Co. 

This one is my favorite taken recently with our newest bow! I love how it looks like she’s reading, though she’s watching TV.

Holding daddy’s candy was the only way to keep her sitting long enough for a picture!πŸ˜‚

This girl has so much sass! Toddlers are so fun! Sporting our Brand Rep exclusive bow right here!

Lexi modeling Salty Bow Co paci clip!

One of our favorites is this maroon bow! It’s just the cutest!

Our first bow and we still love this one!

So far these are the pictures we’ve taken! I just love being a brand rep for this amazing small business company! Hope each of you have a wonderful night!

Elizabeth 

Ipsy Glam Bag Review

Good evening! Hope your week has been great! Tonight I’m going to review my Ipsy Glam Bag that I received this month!! I couldn’t wait to try everything out,  so I went and did my makeup just to try everything out!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ so this is my first review I’ve done on my blog, but I just wanted to share my thoughts on everything! 

So first off, can I just say how much I LOVE this bag?!?! It is absolutely my favorite bag so far! 

So in my bag this month I got:

1.Luxie angled shader brush

I’m a huge fan of Luxie brushes! They’re so amazing and easy to blend my makeup!! Highly recommend them! 

2.Smashbox photo finish foundation primer 

I put this under my foundation tonight, and honestly I didn’t care much for it with the type of foundation I wear.. I’m going to try it again with another foundation and see if it changes my opinion! I also have oily skin so it might not work out for me!

3.Beauty For Real eyeliner

I love Beauty For Real makeup! I got the color champagne buzz and though it’s a pretty color, it’s just not my color! I prefer black eyeliner over any other color!

4.Pixi by Petra blush duo

Now, this blush duo is so gorgeous!! It gives a nice glow on your skin! And I love the shimmery look to it too! This will be my go-to blush for sure!πŸ‘Œ

5.Evaβ€’NYC zero gravity volume powder

Now, this company never ceases to amaze me! I have a dry shampoo from Evaβ€’NYC and love it so much! So I knew that I would like this product! And I do! I love that it gives my hair that added volume since my hair is kinda flat all the time!πŸ™ˆ
All of my opinions are that of my own! What works for me might not work for others and vice versa! What I love about Ipsy is, it’s only $10.00 a month for 5 beauty products and a bag! You really can’t beat the price!! If your interested in joining Ipsy I’m leaving my referral link below!πŸ‘‡

Ipsy Referral 
Have a wonderful night!

Elizabeth 

Amazingly Blessed ShopΒ 

Good afternoon! Today it’s been rainy and chilly.. I’m guessing we are getting leftover rain from the tropical depression that’s made it’s way through to here in North West Mississippi.. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been affected by hurricane Irma!πŸ’œ

Ok, so I’m so excited to announce that I’m opening my own business!! I’ll be selling Ring Slings, and brimless bonnets! I’m sure there will be more things but at this moment those are what I have on my list! I’ve wanted to sell homemade items for a couple years, but to be honest I didn’t think my sewing abilities were that Good! I’m hoping to have my website go live in December this year! So right now I’ve been busy sewing up cute bonnets! I do have a instagram page for everyone to keep up to date with everything so I’ll be linking that below! 

Amazingly Blessed Shop

Here’s a sneak peek of the bonnets I’ve made so far! πŸ’œπŸ’œ I’m so excited to see how this business takes off!

Elizabeth

Miss Fong Diaper BagΒ 

Good evening! Today I got in a Miss Fong Diaper Bag. I wanted a Fawn Design diaper bag so bad, but let me be honest. I couldn’t justify the price of it for me to buy one! Definitely NOT judging anyone for buying a Fawn Design!! I found the Miss Fong one through a mama BST group and as soon as I saw it, I fell in love with it! It looks EXACTLY like a Fawn Design! It does have more pockets than the fawn design ones do. And honestly for $45.00 can’t beat that price!! It also comes with stroller straps, crossbody straps, and also a changing mat! The changing mat is amazing since you can use it anywhere!! The backpack straps are amazing, and they don’t dig in your shoulder either! 

I’ve only had this for today, but I know it will be the only diaper bag I’ll use! I’m already wanting some of the other colors they have! I ordered this one off of Amazon so I’ll link it below! These do tend to go out of stock alot so order before they do!! Miss Fong Diaper Bag

Hope each of you have a wonderful evening!!

Elizabeth

Influenster

I’ve had several people ask me about Influenster.. what it is, how it works etc. So today I’m going to be talking a little about what Influenster is.. When I joined Influenster several months ago, I didn’t know much about it, except that you review products you use and that you fill out your profile! A month after joining, I got a survey in my email for a voxbox. I answered it and the next day I got a email saying my first voxbox was heading my way! I was super excited about it! 

This was my first box I received! After I got it in, in the app under your profile is a campaign for the voxbox and you just have to complete it! It’s really super easy! 

This is my second box I just received! Both boxes are my favorites! The amazing thing about Influenster is, it’s all FREE!! I’ll put my referral link down below for anyone who would like to join! 

http://www.influenster.com/r/3115917
Have a wonderful day!

Elizabeth 

Happy 1st Birthday Alexandra

Tuesday Lexi turned 1! I can’t believe that we already have a one year old!!! The year went by so fast but I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world! Being a first time mom it’s been so amazing watching Lexi hit every milestone so far! It’s been so fun being able to watch her grow into the most spunky, independent, loving, even sometimes stubborn ( which can’t blame her, look at her mama) little toddler that she’s becoming.. I can’t wait to see what this next year brings us as she learns to walk, talk more, and learns more things as we go on! Right now at a year old Lexi loves to say Dada, Mama, Nana (for Aunt Amanda) Lala (for Lolly) and Pop! Her vocabulary is pretty good for 1! She loves her dolls, puppy, her Milo owl that Aunt Amanda made her (she can’t go to sleep without it at night) and her ZombieLulu doll that Auntie M made her! Her favorite show is Sofia The First, we’ve watched all three seasons on Netflix about 4 times already! I started watching When Calls The Heart with Lexi as well! She loves watching it so much! A girl after her mama’s own heart! The girl can watch period dramas all day if I’d let her! πŸ˜‰

Now onto the pictures I took on Lexi’s birthday!

I am just in awe over the gorgeous girl that God blessed us with! She’s just the cutest little sassiest girl ever!! I took these pictures as she was opening her birthday gift from her great-grammie P! I love my precious baby girl and am so excited to see what age 2 brings!! Hope each of you have a wonderful day!!

Elizabeth