So I tried but just couldn’t keep away. I missed wearing nail polish and decided to get some formaldehyde-free top and base coats and painted my toe nails (my current top and base coats are not formaldehyde-free [and have been shown to cause birth defects in rats], which is why I took a hiatus from painting my nails). I hate to admit it but I think the days of my painting my finger nails are over–it’s just not practical with my being pregnant and taking care of a newborn come December. Ahhh… Sure miss the smell and look of shiny red nails. Speaking of nail polish, Christian Louboutin (my favorite shoe maker from my pre-pregnancy days) recently came out with his own nail polish line. Is it worth it? Many say yes (according to the reviews) but I think I’ll wait to see if I can get it as a gift ;).
Finally scheduled my hair appointment for Saturday. My ends have been screaming at me for having put off getting my hair cut (my hair dresser will be disappointed when she sees me). Restocked my favorite conditioner (at the moment, it’s Ojon Damage Reverse Conditioner). Ounce for ounce, it’s less expensive than brands like Pureology and Kerastase (which I absolutely love) but works just as well.
We’re going to a wedding next week. Hence, the haircut and painted toe nails (plus, I really missed wearing nail polish). As for the outfit I’ll be wearing to the wedding, that is still in the works. Funny how being pregnant makes for a more difficult selection process in terms of dressing up. For those who are also pregnant, A Pea in the Pod (or Destination Maternity) is having a BUY-ONE-GET-ONE-FREE special on its sale items. Not too shabby.
At a little over six months pregnant, I thought the nausea thing was supposed to be behind me. Well, it’s back with full force. Been that way for the past week. Plus, my cravings have evolved (first it was meat [particularly beef] and now it’s peanut butter and spaghetti). All this and I still feel no kicking from the baby.
In other news, D and I found out that we will be moving, again (this time for his job), as early as March. Thankfully, it’ll be after the birth of the baby. Did I mention that I hate moving?
After I launched my Indiegogo campaign yesterday, I browsed the site to see what other ventures were in the works. That’s when I discovered the Oto-Tip. Anyway, I was sold and decided to get one for the family and thought I’d share it with all of you (just in case any of you needed something like that in your home).
It’s been quiet for the past few days because I finally started writing my children’s book and started an Indiegogo (crowdfunding) campaign to assist with the publishing of it and another book in the works (in addition to hunting for illustrators for the two books). So feel free to check it out!
In other news, D and I have our next doctor’s appointment on Tuesday and, hopefully, we’ll be able to find out the sex of the baby via an ultrasound. As long as he or she is healthy, I don’t care about the sex. It would just make planning (code: shopping) for him or her easier. In the meantime, I’ve been adding gender-neutral things (i.e, stroller, car seat, play pen, and other gear) to the registry. My sister’s throwing a baby shower for me in the next couple months so I wanted to make sure that the registry had at least a few basic/must-have items.
Mom (in-law) is coming in for a visit tomorrow and that means lots of cleaning today as well as making sure the fridge is fully stocked. The place still looks like a warehouse (even though it’s been a full month since we’ve moved in) so my first order of business today is to finish clearing up all the boxes. So much to do, so little time…