Baby Bump Monday: 18 weeks!

I am back with Baby Bump Monday! I hated not having any chalkboards up for you all the past 3 weeks, but after battling the flu, bronchitis, and then food poisoning (while still mostly going to work), I just didn’t have any energy to make chalkboards. Heck, I barely blogged. I felt THAT bad. BUT I’m so happy to be back!

Baby bump chalkboard by The Vintage Modern Wife inspired by Little Baby Garvin. 18 weeks pregnant!

How far along: 18 weeks! Time is really flying and I can’t believe that in 2 weeks I will be halfway through this pregnancy.
Gender: We are SO excited to finally find out our gender tomorrow! When we had our scan a month or two ago the baby had it’s legs closed so we couldn’t even take a guess. It’s time to find out for sure now!
Maternity clothes: I’ve bought a couple maternity jersey fabric dresses, maternity jeans and capris, but not really any (other than 1 or 2) maternity tops. I still can wear my regular shirts for the most part. They’re just tighter on my belly.
Stretch marks: None yet but I definitely feel my chest getting bigger so I am constantly putting cocoa butter on.
Belly button in or out: Innie :)
Sleep:  Sleep is pretty good now that I’m not sick. I still wake up several times a night trying to get comfortable though. It’s weird not being able to sleep on my stomach or back anymore!
Best moment this week: Last Monday, April 14 I was home sick with food poisoning. I was so worried abut the baby and tried to get as much rest as possible. Because I was laying on the couch most of the day, I was able to FULLY feel the baby’s kicks! It was so weird and cool at the same time. It felt like a tiny muscle spasm at the very bottom of my stomach and I kept having them! I’m feeling them more and more now and it’s just so amazing to know that my baby is doing well. I also got my hair dyed, cut, and styled on Friday and it’s made a world of a difference. I just feel like ME again and don’t feel like such a frump. I was looking INCREDIBLY haggard the past few weeks (hence why there were no selfies on Instagram!)
Miss anything: Nothing really!
Movement: Baby is an acrobat. I feel him/her kicking all during the day. Sometimes it’s so much that I tell my stomach, “Ok baby no more!”  It’s such a weird feeling!
Cravings: Carbs of any kind, sweets, and milk! This weekend alone I’ve had at least 6 glasses of milk. I usually only really have milk with cereal so it’s definitely new for me!
Queasy or sick: I’m feeling SO much better. Mostly I was just feeling sick the past 3 weeks from the flu and food poisoning, so it’s GREAT to be back to my old self.
Looking forward to: Finding out if Baby Wolfe is a boy or girl! I’ve been waiting very impatiently the past few weeks! 
Pearl’s thoughts: Pearl is always by my side. I’m not sure if she’s figured out what’s going on but she’s definitely cuddly and loves to get really up close to my stomach. I am going to crack up whenever she can finally feel the baby’s kicks and she jumps up. It’s going to be hysterical!

Love this progression of baby bump pictures of The Vintage Modern Wife from 10 weeks pregnant to 18 weeks pregnant. I can't wait to see all the way to 40 weeks!

I can definitely tell a difference in my chest and stomach from week 10 and this week. It’s crazy to see a dramatic enough change!

What do you think Baby Wolfe is going to be? Comment with your guess! I’ll do a drawing with those that guess the correct gender for 2 ELF lipglosses. Good luck!

 

Let’s Talk Bums: Pregnant Lady Problems

This post is sponsored by Cottonelle, but my love for their flushable cleansing cloths is all my own.


There’s one thing to talk about potty humor, and there’s another just talking about…the potty. Yeah, it’s awkward, but everyone has to “go” sometime! I don’t know about you, but I like having a clean bum. I can’t help it! If there’s one thing I’ve learned about pregnancy- it’s that weird things can happen to you that you didn’t even KNOW would happen. Not only this, but going to the OBGYN every few weeks gets me MORE paranoid about my nethers and makes me happy that I have Cottonelle Fresh Care Flushable Cleansing Cloths in addition to my Cottonelle Clean Care Toilet Paper. Don’t lie- you like being extra clean down there before going to THAT doctor (and all the time as well, of course!) So come on- let’s talk bums!

 Cleansing Cloths make sense for babies. When did they stop making sense for adults? Oh wait. They didn’t. See how The VMW stays clean for herself (and that OBGYN!) #Cottonelle #LetsTalkBums #sp

The Cottonelle® Fresh Care Flushable Cleansing Cloths feature SafeFlush Technology, so they not only offer you a confident clean but also start to break down immediately after flushing.

Product Details:
- Flushable
- Break up after flushing
- Sewer- and septic-safe
- Alcohol-free
- OneTouch dispensing tub
- Great for the entire family

Want to feel cleaner and fresher? Who doesn’t?! Read up to learn how on The Vintage Modern Wife #LetsTalkBums #Cottonelle #sp

About Cottonelle Clean Care toilet paper:

- Strong and effective for a confident clean
- Tuggable, huggable softness that goes a long way
- Two-ply
- Pairs well with Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths for the ultimate in clean

Let me tell you- the wet/dry combination from the Cottonelle Clean Care toilet paper and the Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths is AMAZING. It leaves me extra clean and doesn’t leave bits and pieces like some toilet paper. I’ve also tried other brands of cleansing cloths and have hated how easily they dry out. The container for the Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths keeps them nice and wet for your next use, without you having to throw  the top one away because it dried out.

Go behind the bathroom door with The Vintage Modern Wife and hear about how to get a fresher, cleaner feeling for all those crazy pregnancy problems! #LetsTalkBums #Cottonelle #sp

Make sure to grab a Coupon for $1.50 off Cottonelle here so you can try it out for yourself! 

Head on over to the Cottonelle Facebook page and help keep the Bum conversation going with Cherry Healey! She came all the way from England to talk about bums. So now I’m inviting YOU to join the conversation. It may seem weird that I’m talking about this, but we think it’s even weirder that people aren’t always open to talking about something so big. Make that change now!

Style Your Life With Kleenex Style!

This Kleenex Style post is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kleenex. While I was compensated for this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Spring is in the air, and unfortunately with the beautiful weather also comes allergies and pollen. Not only that, but as a teacher, I find that springtime just brings out all the bugs and viruses that make everyone sick. The flu is currently going around at my school, and I was one of the unfortunate ones to be the first to get it. Now that I’m over it, I’m dealing with allergies. Geez, does it ever get better?!

Usually, allergies hit me in the morning like a ton of bricks. I don’t know what it is about the morning time, but I’ve never sneezed so much over and over. I seriously found the CUTEST remedy though from Kleenex- the Kleenex Car Pack! It’s got the cutest design with little cars on the box, and fits nicely in between the seats of my car, or on the side of the door. I desperately needed this because leftover Starbucks napkins in my console were NOT cutting it and were a pain to try to get to if I was about to sneeze.

I love that Kleenex is as stylish as they are practical! So many fun designs. This car pack is PERFECT to get rid of all those napkins in my console! #KleenexStyle

Love the cute Kleenex design on this Kleenex Car Pack box! Totally pinning this so I can remember to get one for my car! #KleenexStyle

Not only do I keep Kleenex in my car to beat those allergies, but I keep the pocket packs in my guest bathroom when company comes over. Pollen is different all throughout Texas, and inevitably that leaves my guests feeling miserable when they come to visit from out of town. I have this crazy drawer (and medicine cabinet) of soaps and shampoos I have gotten from my hotel stays, and I always make sure to keep a pack or two of Kleenex Slim Packs in the drawer so my mom, sisters, or friends can just throw it in their purse if they need.

Love this guest bathroom drawer with essentials like Kleenex Slim Packs, toothpaste, soap, and pain reliever! Pinning this so I can remember to do this for my house! #KleenexStyle

Because Kleenex is celebrating their 90th anniversary, they’re bringing you another innovative first: The Kleenex® Style Studio. It’s a fun, inspiring way to discover more of the Kleenex® Brand designs and products you love…and maybe even a few that’ll take you by surprise. Just look at how cute the Kleenex designs are that I have for my car and guest bathroom already!

Kleenex partnered with Isaac Mizrahi (whom I LOOOOOVE) to create 4 designs which are intended to evoke confidence and inspiration to help you express your personal style and step out of your comfort zone when it comes to incorporating the latest trends. Exclusively on the Kleenex style finder you can watch videos featuring Isaac Mizrahi where he provides his latest style advice and shares his own experience as a design leader for more than two decades.

What are you waiting for? Tell me how you style your life with Kleenex style!