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14 Weeks Pregnant update, Third Pregnancy

Hey Everyone!

I hope your all well and wonderful! Happy to say I am 14 weeks! One week officially in the second trimester! Though if you want to get completely accurate, I am actually 14 weeks and 3 days. LOL. But being my third pregnancy who is really counting, right? I was really hoping to do a post one the day itself, but my plans never go to plan, per say.  That particular day we happend to be traveling from Louisiana to the St. Croix in the Virgin Islands (whole different story). I mean, I’m currently waiting on my 13 weeks vlog to finish up loading to Youtube.

Anyways, most of my symptoms are about the same still, but added a few more.

-Still having to rely on medication to keep the morning sickness away

-Still constantly tired

-Still moody

-Still struggling with being hot and cold

-Still having food cravings and adversions

-Itching belly

-Constantly running to the restroom

-TMI….. aching sensitive breasts

-Cleaning like crazy

…… my list could continue but we gotta save some for the vlog, haha.

 

Which brings me to the next thing. My Vlog. I’m really loving it but at the same time it’s so hard to motivate myself to just do it, kind of like my weekly pictures. I’m gonna push through bc I really loved my documented pictures from the previous pregnancies. I really wish I would have had more though, I just never really thought of blogging the last one much less vlogging. It will be cool to look back on one day. I’m just kinda whipped out this time around constantly.

I had an check up last Thursday where I got to hear back about all my previous labs, which all came back fine. We got to see baby Brinson on the ultra sound, which I also filmed! The little one is growing right on track, we were hoping to find out the gender though my doctor said it was still too early(only a week earlier than when I found out with both my other pregnancies) though the legs were crossed so I can see how my chances were low to see anyway. So we are hoping to know for sure the gender by the next visit in 5 weeks. We have also been contemplating going to get a 3D ultra sound before but haven’t really made up our minds or just wait it out.

Not much else is really different, besides being in the Virgin Islands, at the moment be looking for my vlog to pop up soon! As well as another post on any of my other social platforms for more updates! Have a wonderful week my friends.

xoxo,

Britt

 

 


11 weeks update

Hey hey all,

I hope everyone is well! Just wanted to come at y’all with a little up date. Since last Friday, we’re currently 11 weeks in. Let me tell y’all, this is without a doubt the toughest pregnancy out of the 3 so far.

I caught this pregnancy early which is unusual, didn’t catch the other two early. Just a little after I hit 5 weeks the morning sickness began and only got worse. Started when I woke up and never left…about 8 weeks I got some medication that helped some but made me extremely tired, as if having two little ones and being pregnant I wasn’t tired enough. Then I was sick and tired all day everyday. Fast forward to now I’ve started a new medication called Bonjesta. It’s brand new to the market and I’m taking twice a day but I feel mostly normal, lol well as normal as possible. Still pretty tired but nothing like that first medication. (A QUICK side note: it’s insanely expensive. I’m surviving on samples bc we weren’t bout to spend $700+ on my prescription ((don’t have insurance but that’s a whole different situation, no body wants hook up a pregnant woman)) though this medication insurance covers little to no cost any way) SO at the moment I’m trying to wean myself from the medication taking one pill some days and functioning just fine.

Though Im only 11 weeks, baby is still so tiny, I’m definitely #bumpin. Lol, call it bloat or bumpin or what you will, the fact of the matter I’m showing. Alot sooner than before, as said by my doctor,

“..by the third one, everything is all stretch out and loose. Things just don’t go back like they used too.”

I know every pregnancy is different, each one of mine have been, as well as being my 3rd, this one is definitely different.

  • I’m super smell sensitive, unlike before.
  • I’m having food cravings (besides the sweets and junk) , unlike before. Such as beef jerky, fruits
  • I’m repulsed by ground beef, unlike before
  • Preggie drops and Ginger Ale aren’t working like before
  • Sick all the time, last pregnancy I was sick maybe a couple times but not like this
  • Im so Moody, one second fine then next crying, or something that’s no big deal has suddenly set me off. Last time I had some mood swings but definitely don’t compare to this.
  • It’s also seems as if my internal thermostatis broke, I’m constantly cold or hot and cold as if I’m sick, unlike before.

Which is making many people think it’s a girl. Though, I thinking just about everyone is biased because everyone is hoping for a girl. I was honestly hoping for a girl in the beginning, but now all I can wish for is a healthy baby.

It’s just one baby as far as we know, though I’ve been asked many of times if I’m having twins. Lol I think it goes back to ‘being all stretched out’ as my doctor stated at my last appointment.

We find out the gender in just a few short weeks and plan to do something exciting and maybe even different, if all our cards are played right for our reveal! Also been seriously thinking about vlogging this pregancy!

Anyways, as usual I’ll list all my handles so you can keep up 🙂

Xoxo,

Britt


We’re Pregnant!

Hey all!

We’ve been keeping a little secret! 😉

Thought I’d share it here first because I just can’t keep this one hidden anymore lol.

BRINSON Party of 5 please!

So excited to announce we’re expecting a THIRD precious baby! Can’t wait to compare and contrast this pregnancy!

Also a Huge Thank You!!!!! To my good friend Hayley for making our cute little announcment card! She did such a great job!! Go check out this crafty lady and what she can do for you!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArceneauxCreation

Xoxo,

Britt


Blog Update

Hey hey,

It’s been a hot minute since the last post and I just have to say sometimes life throws a couple curve balls at you. Here lately I have been doing some serious thinking about where I’m at in life and where I would like to be. Basically, just trying to figure it all out. They say sometimes you have to loose yourself to find yourself, and I’d say there is a lot of truth in that. So now I’m getting back into things, but this time a little more clearly than before.

Writing posts where pretty therapeutic when I first started, then things began to change as time went on. I feel like everything got to a point where I quite being myself , being the “people pleaser” that I am, ended up trying to please people rather than accomplish what I had set out to achieve. I quickly got off the path that I thought I wanted to be on, becoming distracted and confused. Now here I am just trying to start over.

  • I’m just gonna do my thing, for the fun of it. I’m gonna share more heart to heart posts. More of whats on my mind and whats going on in my life. Truth. Real Life. In the RAW. I feel like most of everything you see on social media and all over the place is almost fake or not all the truth. Nothing is perfect and I feel like that is the beauty in all. You have to learn how to be happy. It’s not always rainbows and butterfly’s and that is okay. That’s life. We all have our ups and downs, and become unhappy…But I’m pretty sure it’s about learning from where you’ve been so you can grow. You can choose to make the most of things and be more positive, that is when things really become interesting.
  • I’m gonna share my makeup posts. Both looks and tutorials from instagram to my videos on youtube. I am a makeup artist, it’s just my passion. There is not a possible way for me to not talk about anything related to beauty, haha. Including reviews on both things I love and not so much. There will also be some skin care, hair care/ looks and outfit posts.
  • There will also be some faith based posts all the way to motherhood and things in between. Life isn’t always so easy and we all have our struggles but the worst thing is to feel alone. You are never alone, someone has been in your shoes at some point. If I have an experience that is relatable or something someone can learn from I want to share it. No matter your who you are or your age, we can all learn things from others. I just want to encourage and uplift others, with all the negative and bad things we hear and see all the time. Make a bad situation good.

I’m not perfect and my blog wont be either, and I’m completely okay with that! With all that being said…. Now lets get things going! Cheers to living life the best we can and sharing it with others! Until next time my friends, wishing you nothing but the best! Have a wonderful day and stay blessed! All my love.

xoxo,

Britt


Lime Light Palooza Weekend

Hey all you lovely people,

   It’s definitely been a hot minute since I’ve posted. Life has had me so busy. I’m not sure about all you but my life could pass as a reality show, it never slows down and something intresting is always happening. No seriously, I don’t think you would actually believe everything that goes on in my life. 

Kutos to all the mamas and women who live and breathe blogging, all other social platforms and having a life. I’m not getting paid for it so I’m not gonna try to juggle so hard, but as much as I do already is a lot to keep up with. I’m not really sure how they do it, but good for them, I applaud all of you.

 So this weekend was quite eventful. It started on the Thursday for my family and myself. I was supposed to attend a training for  the Lime Light by Alcone Palooza. I brought the hubs and we left our kiddos (for the first time) to say with their grandparents till Sunday.

Leaving them for the first time over night(s) was probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do as a parent.I’m sure other parents would have said the same) it’s not like they were down the road or anything. They would be 5 hrs away for like 4 Days. I made sure to have a full face of makeup on so I wouldn’t cry the moment they left me. Now I had watery eyes the entire time but only one tear fell, so I think I handled it pretty well, if I do say so mself. I felt a whirl of emotions, but mostly heartbreak. I knew they’d have fun and be okay, it was probably harder on me than any of them, but still hurt. Though, I won’t lie it was refreshing to have just my husband to myself, to go and do things just us like old times.

It was nice just being able to go into places and not take an hour to get a few things; I’d normally be getting everyone out, chasing kids, trying to focus and find what I need, handling meltdowns, getting completely side tracked, forgetting what I came for and getting everyone loaded back up. Its a job itself. So to go in and get out so quick was quit nice.

Like I mentioned earlier, I was supposed to be at Palooza Friday and Saturday. Though, I only made registration on Thursday night. Most of you probably dont know I have some anxiety problems. No, I dont take anything, no I haven’t been actually diagnosed but I know what a panic attack is. 

The first day, just getting to Austin for the event and being in the city made me super uncomfortable. I grew up in the suburbs of Dallas but since moving away I don’t exactly enjoy being back around loads of people. So after 10 minutes of looking for parking and walking how ever many blocks just to get to the hotel where this was taking place, then people everywhere already had my nerves on alert.

I don’t exactly know why I stress out and get so nervous but after my first episode back in 2012, it was so bad (story for another time), haven’t had one like it since but definitely not been the same since. I’ve really become more conservative, more of a loner and not good with large groups of people weather I know them or not. I get nervous/ anxious, just can’t handle it like I used too. 

Thursday night it started to happen. I was having a nice time with my husband, we had registered and found our hotel, dropped everything off, were now getting dinner. It was getting harder to breathe, my heart was pounding and my chest was starting to hurt. The anxiety was back. I can guarantee it was the city and first time being away from my babies like this.

Friday morning, I woke up fine but when Brandon and I went to breakfast and it was back. So I decided I would not attend my classes and just spend the day relaxing with the hubby. We shopped, went sight seeing and saw a movie. Also just bout got shot on our way to the hotel. There was lots of  construction in front of the hotel and some idiot kid trying to cut everyone else waved and point his gun as he passed, as if that was a good enough reason to cut everyone off. I bet he would have made his mom so proud… not.  For one of the most liberal city’s, this was a tad bit shocking, sure I’d expect this behavior in Monroe buy not Austin….Dangerous and Rude.

Anyways, as we got to our hotel Brandon and I were a tad shook up and angry about this encounter still. Saturday came about and we decided to just go ahead and make the 2 hr drive to Sea World to let lose and have fun, not to mention it has been about 5+ years since we had enjoyed a good roller coaster. It had been a long time since either one of us had been there. 

I didn’t make the palooza but I don’t feel I missed out on all that much. I got to spend so much needed alone time with my husband just us two and I’m very thankful for that. We got to strengthed our relationship and bond making memories, having him around helped take some anxiety away. I believe if he wouldn’t have came with me I would have been a miserable mess.

Our boys of course had fun with the Grands and I guess they were excited to see us but maybe a little mad too, BC neither one of them acted too excited to be reunited. Lol Branton actually tried to go back to his B-paw before we left. 

Things are still a little crazy due to the moving process, but I’m hoping within a month things will maybe calm down a bit.

Xoxo, 

Britt

Teacher Appreciation Week DIY

Hey all,

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week, though my little tot is 3 and in MOD (mothers day out) he has two teachers so they do apply. Now don’t take this the wrong way, but I hate giving gifts. This is simply for the fact that I stress out over what to get and If it’ll be liked and then start to talk myself out of whatever it is most of the time then do it all over again. Other then that I actually enjoy giving, sharing, and surprising, yes haha a little bit contradictive huh… Anyways, I went round and round battling it out with my inner self,  to later come to the conclusion we would just make our two lovely teachers something a little bit more heart felt. Y’all, I could not be more proud of Brantley and myself at the moment. After awhile of searching for some Pinterest inspiration (not many will admit that) something cute and corny, nothing really jumped out. So we went to our craft box and endd up with popsicle sticks and paint. What 3 year old do you know who doesn’t just love either of these two things?  Then added a little bit of what I think would be ‘Southern Living’ and ‘Pottery Barn’ (burlap and rhinestones), to spice things up.  Not bad aye?

Final Product:

Cute little initialed hanging wall decor

And here’s the back.

A quick little thank you, though I should have dated it. Didn’t think about it till now lol oh well.

Supplies:

  • 10 large popsicle sticks
  • Glue (hot & Elmer’s)
  • Card stock
  • Water paint
  • Black & white paint (I used  )
  • Burlap 
  • Twine
  • Assorted rhinestones
  • Scissor 
  • Small paint brush
  1. Glued Popsicle sticks
  2. White paints then black details
  3. Drew letters 
  4. Water paint 
  5. Cut and glued to frame
  6. Hot glued twine to the back
  7. Hot glued rhinestone to burlap and burlap to frame
  8. Elmer’s glued little rhinestones randomly

Till next time my friends.

Xoxo

Britt

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Power Rangers DIY Costume

Hey all!

This one has been sitting here for a bit. To be honest i kind if forgot about doing this post. So here it is late but better than never, just wanted to share a quick DIY with you today! As some of you might have seen, we went with a halloween family theme again this year, as Power Rangers. This was Brantley’s chosen them, he’s a but obsesssed with the Power Rangers at the moment. I would aso like to shot out to the hubs, good job babe for actually prticipating! On to the tutorial.This was fairly simple to achieve.

What you need: 

  • (Optional) Clothing dyes
  • Shirt & (Optional) Leggings
  • Felt
  • Hot glue 
  • (Optional) tube socks (over the ankle but not knee)

Basically, I couldn’t find the right color shades or the right sizes for hubs and baby, so I figured instead of buying to settle why not save money and make it myself. So for the boys I took white shirts they already had and dyed them.

Next I cut out diamonds from the felt and hot glue them down. And Ta-Da you have a quick Halloween outfit. I did decided to do a little more on the baby’s and add the cuffs to mine since it was a long sleeve.

Xoxo,

-Britt

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Happy Thanks Giving


Hey friends! 

Today is the day we’ve all been ,well not patiently, waiting for to stuff our faces! I hope your getting to spend it with all your loved ones, and getting to make some precious wonderful memories while celebrating those much loved holiday traditions. But as I come wishing you all a happy tasteful day, I just want to remind you of what this day is ment for.

 It’s more than just a good time and food. It’s the time to come together to be grateful and give thanks. I realize the end of the year holidays are exciting and merry for some and miserable from all the stess, misfortune, tragedy, or what have you for others. This is the time we need be loving on others the most. 

I’m also coming to you with a little heavy heart from what situation we encountered, with a hateful bitter old lady who was deeply offended by not only me breastfeeding in public but as well as my 3yr olds joyful heart (to sing and be happy in Whataburger). I somewhat feel shameful for thinking the nasty thoughts in my head as she said nasty words out loud but I’m proud I kept my mouth shut. In an instant, I should have spoke words of encouragement and love to bless her day. I felt an immediate sense of regret as she and her husband drove away saying my husband was an *** hole for asking her to repeat what she had rudely expressed ,quiet loudly, about our boys. 

I just want to encourage everyone to just bless people with a nice compliment as they speak words of disgrace upon you. You might want to judge them but really you dont know what battles they may be facing at that moment. Not to mention it’ll make you feel better and might bring to their attention how they’re acting to others. Its better to just be the bigger person as they try and fail at belittling you.

I wish you all a great day of delicious full belly’s and pray every has a safe Thanksgiving day.

Xoxo,

Britt