Monthly Archives: September 2013

30 weeks


Well I guess I really haven’t talked much about this pregnancy.  It’s my fourth pregnancy so I feel like I’m not quite sure if there is anything I can add that I haven’t already said about my previous 3 pregnancies. This one has been slightly different. I definitely have had a few different and pretty awful symptoms that I have never experienced before. Amazing how each pregnancy can be different. I have had all the normal pregnancy symptoms. Nausea in the first trimester, heartburn in the second, cramping legs in the third. Yep, check, check and check. All have been slightly worse than any of the other pregnancies. Especially the heartburn. Oh the heartburn, has been awful acid reflux burning radiating through my back into my chest. AWFUL! So awful, that I can truly say “I’m happy we are done.” This is definitely our last baby, my last pregnancy ever. (Unless I ever live in a state that allows surrogacy, I would love to give someone this gift.)  There was one point where I loved being pregnant, up until my fourth pregnancy. Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate it. It’s really not that bad. For me anyway. Yeah I have some shitty and painful symptoms that make me want to cry and sometimes gross me out. But I can make humans and not everyone gets to do that, I have been blessed with a beautiful amazing gift and I’m pretty darn good at it. I mean look at the three I have already made, I’m pretty proud to say they are mine. Gorgeous, healthy, happy. God has truly blessed us and I’m so thankful for that and everyday I  get to spend with them, (even when I want to run away or lock myself in the bathroom) and I get to have one more! Another beautiful child, who I can only hope and pray is as perfect and healthy as my first three.  So yes, I’m a little sad I will never experience this again, never have a little one just to myself, feeling all his kicks and movements and hiccups. But to be honest I’m not sure how much more my body or sanity could handle!

I’m just starting to get into maternity clothes, Yes I know. I’m tiny. Wow, haven’t heard that one before! To be completely honest it’s pretty annoying when people ask if the baby is okay, unhealthy or if my doctor is concerned.  Yes baby is great, no not unhealthy but thanks for making me think this could be a possibility, and no my doctor is not concerned. This is my fourth child, every pregnancy has been the same size wise for me and my doctor also measures me each pregnancy and guess what?  I measure right now at 30 weeks and some days. And that’s exactly how far along I am.  Anyhow, end rant on people talking about my size! Begin, I HATE maternity clothes.  I have always had a hard time finding jeans normally so maternity jeans are a pain in the butt to find. They are more comfortable at times. But pulling them up all day because the bum is saggy or finding a pair long enough for my legs is no fun.  And the fact that I will only be in them for 10 weeks at the most is ridiculous given the cost of maternity clothing is outrageous.  I will say though, I love the shirts with nice little ruche action on the sides that do hide my love handles, cause even though my belly is small I have gained like 21 pounds already and I do have a little love handlage going on there so I’m down with those tops. And thank goodness it’s fall cause oversize sweaters that are not maternity are so nice to wear and I don’t feel as bad dropping money on clothes I can actually wear later. 

So all that being said, I will have a baby in about 10 weeks or less! YAY, I cannot wait to see this kid and hold him and snuggle him up! I also love nursing, it’s such an amazing bond and I’m really looking forward to snuggling and nurturing my baby boy.

 

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Zutano Winner


Winner is #56 Jennifer T.  Jennifer Congrats, please email me @ Jhil2626{at}yahoo dot com to claim your prize. Within 48 hrs or a new winner will be chosen.

Thanks everyone for playing! More fun  reviews and giveaways coming up soon.

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Zutano {Review & Giveaway}


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Surprise Surprise, that we have chosen to outfit our new little boy in Zutano for his coming home duds. I love Zutano. (Not that you didn’t know that, just thought I would tell you again.) Ever since I discovered Zutano in a local boutique over 6 years ago for Finley’s coming home outfit, I have been a little obsessed with this amazing Vermont based company. Zutano offers the cutest prints, beautiful color range and such a big and fun selection of wonderful  clothing for boys and girls. Not only are they cute but they are soft, durable and comfortable.DSC_0380

Both Finley and Ezra have grown out of Zutano, :::cue tears:::

Thankfully Josie is still in the brand and looks stunning in their clothing if I may say so myself. And I’m sure little boy will also be quite the little stud in the bright colors and fabulous prints.

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Zutano has come out with their new fall line, which is adorable. I mean what do you expect? I don’t think they could ever disappoint me! We were sent a couple adorable outfits from the new Little Bear Line. The colors are warm and cozy for fall. I absolutely love the Cozie gear, the booties are one of my favorites. They stay on better than socks and baby can wear them all the time. I think Josie lived in them all winter and I plan on baby boy doing the same.

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I can’t wait to see our new little boy in his new duds!

Zutano is offering one of my readers a chance to win $75 gift card. Visit Zutano and let me know your favorite print or piece from the new arrivals in a blog comment. For an extra entry follow Zutano on Facebook, leave an additional comment for doing so.

Giveaway Ends September 26th 2013.

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Ingenuity ConvertMe Swing-2-Seat Sahara Burst {Review & Giveaway}


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I love Ingenuity brand products. I almost always choose them when looking for a certain product, especially swings and bouncer chairs. They have really great quality products for just as great prices. I also like their designs and coloring. There is always a great neutral print to choose from and nothing too over the top or cheesy. I like simple and basic as far as coloring and characters go so their products always have a good selection for me to choose from.

I was in the market for a swing for baby number 4, we actually had a Ingenuity swing for Josie and loved it, but we sold it after she was done with it because we thought we were done with babies. So of course I went searching for another one. Ingenuity was kind enough to us this awesome new product, the ConvertMe Swing 2- seat. Its a two in one swing and bouncer seat. Which I really love that I can finally get rid of our old bouncer seat that we got with Finley and has definitely seen way better days, it served us well but it seriously needs to go. It’s also doubly awesome that I don’t have to buy two different products that will clutter our home. DSC_0371

This seat was super easy for me to assemble by myself, it took me maybe 15 minutes at the most and all I needed was one of the hubs screw drivers and that’s it.

I can’t wait to use this swing for our new little guy. Which should be making his arrival in just about 13 weeks, I cannot believe how quickly that has flown by. Which reminds me also that thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner as well!

ConvertMe 2 seat details:

  • Features: Swing Motion, Timer / Automatic Shut-Off, 2-position Recline, Plays Music
  • Not Included: Batteries
  • Power Source: Battery-Powered
  • Safety and Security Features: 5-Point Harness
  • Certifications: Meets ASTM Standards
  • Care and Cleaning: Machine Wash
  • Manufacturer’s Suggested Age: Newborn and Up
  • Material: Polyester
  • Battery Required, not included: alkaline D
  • Assembly Details: assembly required, tools not provided

Now for the good stuff you all have been waiting for, The Giveaway! Ingenuity is offering one H is For Hillman reader their very own ConvertMe 2 seat. All you have to do is leave a comment telling me your favorite feature of this swing.

For additional entries (Leave a separate blog comment for each you complete)

1. Follow Ingenuity on Facebook

2. Follow Ingenuity on Twitter

3. Follow Ingenuity on Instagram

Giveaway ends September 9th 2013. Make sure to get those entries in quickly!

WINNER CHOSEN BY RANDOM ORG. WINNER IS CASEY. CASEY PLEASE EMAIL ME WITH YOUR SHIPPING INFO SO WE CAN GET YOU YOUR PRIZE!

*I was chosen to review and keep this product in return for  my Honest opinion

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