Pregnancy update: 30 weeks

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I am 30 weeks along! Baby is as big as a cucumber!

Weight: 60.5 kg

Belly measurement: 36-36.5 inch now

Symptoms: I’m peeing a lot more than usual, especially after the baby kicks. Everytime I come out from the toilet, I feel the urge to pee again and it’s horrible at night :(. I also sweat a lot now, even though it’s winter and it only happens at night when I sleep.

Cravings: no real craving, but I’m back on wanting asian noodles again. I’m pretty much a noodle lover so every now and then I kinda miss having a nice bowl of noodle, especially instant noodle which I avoid eating now because of the MSG. 2 more months to go!

Gender: little baby girl

Mood: I’m in a (generally) good and bad mood, which is not surprising. I finally settled on getting a baby crib which still on backordered, so finger crossed! It’s been hard because I wanted a white color crib in particular. So far this holiday season has been great, we got a lot of good deals on baby stuffs but no luck finding a white crib, until yesterday. I was so excited after I placed my order, because me and my husband has been searching high and low for a good quality-designed crib, while still stick within our budget. I finally found and bought a diaper bag that I like too, but the quality wasn’t so great. And after going back and forth with the customer service, I was left feeling ‘blah’ with them. I still managed to get a good resolution from the issue though, so overall it has been a bittersweet experience for me. I will probably continue to purchase their stuffs because I know one crappy customer service doesn’t represent or justify the whole brand itself, something that I will have keep in mind!

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Home & Beauty Haul!

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Hi everyone! I’m back with a haul! For the past couple of weeks, I’ve purchased some beauty and home products to be added to my collection and some has been my new, while the rest has been my ultimate favorites.

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from left to right: Marshmallow Fireside from BBW – Red Velvet cupcakes from Target – BAIES from Diptyque

In case you don’t know, I am obsessed with candles! I love collecting home fragrances and candles has been part of my life ever since I discovered them years ago. I love burning most of my candles to try them out and ended up with a lot of halfway burnt candles. I have to get the habit of finishing them off before I start burning new ones!

1. Marshmallow Fireside from BBW, here

This December I’m currently loving my Marshmallow Fireside from Bath & Body Works! I think this is the perfect candle for this Christmas season and it’s best for my winter nights on top of my fireplace. I’ve been burning this little guy for almost everyday and it smells so festive!

2. Red Velvet Cupcake from Target (not sold online)

I’ve heard a lot of good reviews about this candle and I finally decided to get one. I have to admit that I’m in love with this scent! This candle is very reasonably priced ($10 for 2-wick candle) and since red velvet is my most favorite cupcake flavor, this is like the perfect pick for me! I haven’t get a chance to burn these, but a lot of people say that this candle smells great and subtle, which is good because I always get nervous when buying a dessert/bakery type candle that they would be too sweet and overwhelming for my house. We’ll see how it goes once I burn this up!

3. Baies Candle by Diptyque, here

This candle is actually not a new candle. I got this from my husband on my birthday last October. He surprised me in a dark bedroom full of tealight candles, rose petals and with this candle on my bedside table. I’m actually in love with this and I have to say that it smells so divine! At first I couldn’t smell this because it was so subtle, but after couple of hours, our room turned to a wonderful rose smell and I think this is by far the greatest investment for a candle! I highly recommend Diptyque candle although it’s so pricey, but it’s worth every penny! One thing to note, I do think this candle will works best in your bedroom and not living room or larger space, as this candle has to be burnt quite a while to release the scent.

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I also got this roller ball perfume from Sephora’s sale. I don’t think they have this in store anymore, but I think this would be a great perfume when I travel and it’s compact enough to be keep inside your everyday purse. I do have full-size Chloe perfumes, so these will be great for me to touch up when I’m out and on the go.

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From left to right: L’OCCITANE massage oil – Josie Maran 100% Argan Oil – Benetint by Benefit – Milani Baked blush Luminoso

1. L’OCCITANE Aromachologie Relaxing Massage Oil, here

My husband loves to get good massage. He will ask me to massage him almost everyday and every night whenever I’m free. I got this massage oil because I don’t have a proper massage oil at home. At first I didn’t like the smell because it’s too strong, but after a while it subsides to a lingering sweet scent and very relaxing. I do recommend you to try this one at the store and not getting them online though. Try to rub it in your hand and sniff it back after few minutes, because the original smell might not be for everyone, but trust me, after a while it will smell better and good! 🙂

2. Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil, here

I’ve been searching for a good face moisturizer that will be safe for pregnant women, and I finally got this. Your skin gets really dry in this time of the year, especially in Calgary when winter could be awfully cold. I’m always nervous to get any face &body products when I’m pregnant because of all the chemical ingredients, but this has been my life saver! It’s 100% pure and organic which is totally safe to be used and it feels so luxurious on your dry skin. I apply this day and night on my face and also on my hands and I love this!

3. Benetint by Benefit, here

There’s no other explanation about this! I think this is my 6th or 7th bottle already and with no doubt, I will keep repurchasing this over and over again! It’s the perfect lip stain and I love the shade of this. It doesn’t make my lips too red or too bright. It leaves a natural rosy red tint on your lips. I always use this with the benebalm and it works wonders. This is also great for me for a blush touch up because I never bring my blush when I’m out.

4. Milani Baked Blush Luminoso, here

This has been raved by so many people, and I finally bought this. It’s not so easy to get this in Canada, but I managed to score one on well.ca. I couldn’t say how amazing this blush is! I love the shades and it looks so natural on my skin. I think people has been comparing this blush with the Nars orgasm and they say that Milani’s luminoso is the perfect dupe for it. Although I never try Nars, but I highly recommend this blush for everyone as I think this shade will match all skin tones, because it’s not too pink nor orange-y. The best drugstore blush ever!

I also purchased a lot of baby stuffs that I will separate it in another post in future. Thank you for reading my blog! Hope you all have a great week ahead! 🙂

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Pregnancy update: 29 weeks

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Sorry for the late post guys, but I was out the whole day tomorrow for my ultrasound and doctor’s appoinment. I am 29 weeks along! Baby is as big as an acorn squash!

Weight: 60 kg

Belly measurement: growing to 36 inch!

Symptoms: Peeing, backache, leg cramps, stomach cramps, heartburn…almost everything everyday. I also notice one more symptoms which is sweating. I will sweat in the middle of the night when I sleep. It irritates me, but the nurse told me it’s fine and it’s normal, so I guess my husband and dog has to bear a cooler night from now on because I’m going to turn down my heater! LOL

Cravings: ice cream, glazed donuts, cookies…anything sugar!

Gender: it was confirmed again by yesterday’s ultrasound that a little princess is coming our way 🙂

Mood: Up and down. I was too stressed about the baby weight and has been eating a lot for the past 2 weeks and also tried to eat more healthier foods than before. It turns out great! Yesterday ultrasound my baby has definitely grown appropriately and although they still need to monitor the growth in 2-3 weeks time, but at least she’s in the right track and I’m definitely very relieved with the news! I also met my new obstetrician who turned out to be very chatty and friendly, although now I would have no option to be delivered by female doctors only, because there’s list of male obstetricians there. Not something ideal for me so I hope I could discuss it with my obstetrician on my next visit.

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