I can’t believe we are 36 weeks along with this little babe! It is really flying by at this point. I am definitely getting more uncomfortable and have had the worst sciatica pain for the last couple of weeks now. There are days I have trouble walking and other days that I feel totally fine. It’s funny how that happens. It went away right after I gave birth to Hamp, so I am hoping this goes away just as quickly. I go in for an ultrasound next week to see if baby has turned yet…prayers are greatly appreciated! I really don’t want to have to have a c-section my last pregnancy. Of course, I will do whatever I have to and have zero control over it, so I am just being very prayerful. We are getting so excited to meet our little buddy, but until then, here are a few 3rd trimester favorites that I have been using daily this time around!
This post is sponsored by Evivo but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
I wanted to tell y’all again – thank you so much for all of your congratulations and well wishes on our baby announcement Monday! We are so thrilled to finally share this secret with you all. It has been a hard one to keep. Y’all know we are big fans of probiotics and fell in love with Evivo baby probiotics after I had Weston. I used them for a short time with him towards the end of our breastfeeding journey and I am so excited to use them again with our newborn this spring.
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I know we have all been there…our kids are sick (or maybe it’s an every night thing) and absolutely nothing you do seems to get kids settled for bedtime. I’ve been there. In fact, I am the one who’s kids seem to struggle on a nightly basis. One night in particular was a little worse. This past New Year’s Eve, Sophie broke out in a terrible rash and was running a really high fever. The fever started out low the day before, but it spiked this day. She looked so pitiful and like she did not feel good at all, so I quickly called her pediatrician and they recommended I go to a 24 hour doctor’s office (as they were closed). We were there for 4 hours.
My sick (could barely hold her head up) 2 year old had to wait 4 hours to see a doctor. She ended up having strep throat and scarlet fever. The doctor sent her a prescription to our usual pharmacy and by the time we got there, they had closed. I had no idea what to do. It was nearly 11p.m. at this point and I knew I needed to get that medicine in her as soon as possible. I called the doctor office back but they were closed. I started to drive around, not really knowing what to do, when I saw it! Walgreens was OPEN! The drive-thru ws OPEN! I didn’t even have to get out of my car!
I wasn’t sure if they could get her medicine for me, but after talking to the super nice pharmacist, he worked with us to get her perscription and filled it immediately! After frantically driving around after an already exhausting night and a very sick toddler in the back seat, I was so so very thankful! Ever since then, we have used our new preferred pharmacy – Walgreens! They have always been so helpful and are always open. Even more so, they are a pharmacy and retailer who cares.
Now, Walgreens is our one-stop-shop for all things baby! JOHNSON’S® – the brand you trust is now more gentle than ever! JOHNSON’S® baby products have relaunched at Walgreens and I loved their easy-to-find display! As a mom of three under 5, we have gone through a fair share of JOHNSON’S® products over the last several years. It is the #1 choice for hospitals and is now more gentle than ever! A new look from the inside out! There is also a brand new product on the shelves – JOHNSON’S® COTTONTOUCH™ Newborn Wash & Shampoo! It absorbs fast and feels so soft and is great to get kids settled before bedtime!
JOHNSON’S® baby products are 100% gentle and free of paragons and phthalates. They are dye and sulfate free making them worry-free for moms! There are now 50% fewer ingredients with over 90% naturally derived ingredients. I also love that they added the pump top to the bottles making them so easy to use. I already have my hands full enough at bath time! 9 out of 10 parents recommend these simpler and gentler products! JOHNSON’S® continues to evolve with the millennial mom to keep up with the changing needs of mom and baby. They maintain the safest ingredients while staying true to the brand people love and trust.
On a normal night when we are all feeling well but still struggling to get our kids to bed, I have a little routine that really helps! This is something my grandmother actually taught me to do and it really works! When you feel like you can’t get kids settled, try this!
How to Get Kids Settled for Bedtime:
We give the kids a warm soothing bath with our favorite JOHNSON’S® products from Walgreens. This allows them to get some of that late night energy out and they feel good and clean afterwards. Don’t you always sleep better after a good bath? Babies do, too!
Next, I put JOHNSON’S® lotion on them and put their PJs on. We crawl into my bed and read a bedtime story. Sometimes more than one, but we try to choose one a night.
Lastly, I tuck them in bed and if one is not wanting to go to sleep, I lay down with them (lights off) and tell them a story in a soft low voice. Before you know it, they will be snoring! Works every time!
This post is sponsored by Evivo but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
All three of my children have suffered from baby eczema. They are doing so much better after making a few changes to their diet and products that we use, but for a while it was such a problem. I hated seeing them constantly scratching and seeing the red dry patches on their beautiful little faces. It was frustrating not knowing what to do about it and having a lot of different opinions coming at me from all directions. That is, until I started doing a lot of research on baby eczema and how your baby’s gut health can contribute to that along with allergies colic and a host of other issues. A lightbulb went of in my head when I read this because my oldest son was a colic baby and had the worst eczema out of all of them. Being our first baby, we had no idea what what to do about it. Was it normal? Were we doing something wrong?
One in three families struggle to provide diapers for their baby. One in three. Is that staggering to you? That number is so high and heartbreaking to me. In fact, I had to read it again and again for it to really register with me just how many people have a hard time fulfilling this need. For me, it has been a no-brainer for over 4 years now. We go to the store and diapers are always on our list. We pick them up as easy as we pick up bread or milk at the store. I don’t even put a lot of thought into it because it is just one of those things we have to buy. It is so sad that so many families struggle to afford their baby’s diapers. You may be asking, “what can I do to help?” That’s where Walgreens and Huggies® comes in!
I have talked about probiotics here before and how much of a game changer they have been for me since having Weston. They really improve your gut health so much. I feel better and have had no more gallbladder issues (thank goodness). What if you could give probiotics to your baby? Well, you can! I have shared Evivo probiotics for babies before and I wanted to tell you about them again because they are just THAT good.
I remember being pregnant with Weston and having a 2 year old and 1 year old. It was a crazy time. To make things more difficult, there was a time when I was facing some complications and had to be on moderate bedrest. Not exactly easy with two toddlers. I remember feeling so overwhelmed and not unprepared – which is so unlike me. I am normally pretty organized when it comes to big life events. I like to be prepared at all times and so this was a foreign feeling and it was unpleasant for me. One thing I did while planning for baby boy #3 was of course, buy diapers and I also purchased formula. I did breast feed all of my babies but I have been in situations where I had to supplement or use formula for different reasons. I feel so much better having it on hand so that if a situation does come up, we have a back-up plan.
This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
I love buying clothes for myself, but buying clothes for my babies is so much fun to me! I love piecing together little outfits for them, but sometimes it can be little overwhelming. That’s why I love Carter’s. They have the cutest outfits already pieced together that are perfect for all kinds of occasions. Weston recently outgrew all of his clothes. I’m talking, I had to put dirty pants on him one day because he had nothing else that fit him. With the change of the seasons and him growing like a weed, we ran out of clothes for him very suddenly. I knew Carter’s had the cutest baby boy clothes, so I popped in there and bought him some new PJs, a church outfit, crib shoes and the cutest outfit for every day wear around the house or perfect for running errands for mommy! Carter’s is also our go-to brand for bodysuits, so I love to stock up when I am there!
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Because of my partnership with Gerber, my little one is ineligible to win the Gerber Photo Search or a weekly prize, but you may be eligible so make sure you submit a photo of your baby and/or pet!