My Infants Probiotic is Changing My Health

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Many of you that follow me on social media or this blog now know that I am a huge fan of Evivo Probiotics.  This is the 3rd time that I have mentioned them on my blog in the last few months.  If you are new here I will explain something before going into this post.

My daughter was born and was extremely upset- all the time- the doctor tried telling me that every baby has an upset time during the night but this was more than that.  You could tell she was in pain.  I than started to notice the smell- that acidic smell coming from her and I instantly knew that she had acid reflux.  We took her in and one of the first things the pediatrician recommend that I try was a probiotic.  The probiotic that we started her on helped but wasn’t doing enough- so we ended up getting her on medication.  Good news is that she became an instantly new baby- the relief she was getting was amazing.

 

After several months on a simple probiotic Evivo reached out to me and to give their probiotic a try and I am so glad they did.  I wrote all about the amazing benefits of Evivo in this post— go check it out.  I LOVE Evivo so much that I have even listed it as one of my must have baby products.

Anyways after reading about all the benefits that the probiotic had for my daughter and than witnessing changes in her for the better after being on it, I started thinking more about my own health and reasons why I should be taking a probiotic.

I am now on a probiotic as well and completely understand why she seems like a whole new baby once being on the correct probiotic.  Like I mentioned above- the one we tried first made improvements but once we got on Evivo she was a completely different, happy baby.  Every new mama that I meet- I mention to them that they need Evivo and a dockatot, haha, my 2 favorite baby products.

 

 

Salt Lake City Milk Bath Maternity Session

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I had been searching for a photographer in Salt Lake City that did milk bath photo sessions and wasn’t having any luck.  I am a true believe that if you put something out in the universe and truly want it than the universe will find a way to make it happen and guess what- the universe did not disappoint.

About a month after searching and having no luck an amazing photographer Annette from Ginormous Sky contacting me asking if I would model for her.  She had recently found a passion for milk bath sessions and wanted to build up her portfolio.  I was thrilled and quickly accepted.  Now never having met Annette I was pretty nervous- not necessarily being in a bath in front of a stranger- anyone that has given birth will understand that you become fully comfortable about certain things afterwards.  At least I did- mmmm can we talk about lactation specialists grabbing at your boobs, doctors and nurses all up in your business, a nurse helping you go to the bathroom and clean up- have I somewhat prepared you for what post delivery will be like?

Anyways… back to the subject of these gorgeous photos that Annette did- I was nervous because I didn’t know what to expect once meeting her.  Were we going to like each other, was she going to know what she was doing, was she going to be fun to be around and make me feel at ease.  Making your client feel at ease is something really important for a photographer- you want to look normal and relaxed in your photos.  Instantly meeting her I felt so comfortable- she gave me a big hug and just started talking like we had met several times before.  I am so thankful for that bubbly personality- putting my nerves at rest.  Now lets just jump into the photos and show you what an amazing job she did.  You would never know that this was a NEW passion of hers.

Milk bath maternity photo session, Salt Lake City Maternity photography

Milk bath maternity photo session, Salt Lake City Maternity photography

Milk bath maternity photo session, Salt Lake City Maternity photography

Milk bath maternity photo session, Salt Lake City Maternity photography

Milk bath maternity photo session, Salt Lake City Maternity photography

Milk bath maternity photo session, Salt Lake City Maternity photography

Thank you so much Annette– I will cherish these images for the rest of my life.

PinkBlush Maternity Robe

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Maternity Robe

I have been searching for the perfect maternity clothes during this pregnancy because last time I really didn’t want to waste the money- I tried really hard to extend my normal wardrobe as far as possible.  Honestly it was the worst thing I could have done.  It made it so much more uncomfortable, I never wanted to go out because I felt fat & would rather stay home in sweats that fit my growing belly.  I don’t know if I was in denial about how big I was really stretching or if I just didn’t think it was worth the money but this time around I knew it was worth the money.  Especially since my belly already knew how to stretch and popped almost instantly.

Do you know what else I didn’t expect- the belly and hips to stay bigger once the baby was born.  I honestly thought that I would be able to fit in my fat pants.  I knew I wasn’t going to be instantly back to my original size but I thought that for sure I could fit into my fat pants.  Ya that was not happening.  I was so much harder on myself.  My husband was the one that said to me one day “It took 9 months to grow that baby inside you, why are you expecting your body to bounce back instantly.”  Thank you wise husband for reminding me and for being such a huge support.

This site I have found has amazing deals all the time, great prices to begin with, and great maternity clothes too.  One thing that I knew I wanted for sure was a great maternity robe though.  I live in a robe at home- pssst I actually call them housecoats and it dives my husband  crazy-  anyways I knew I wanted a great maternity robe not only for at home but to use and wear around the hospital.  My last pregnancy that is all I wore at the hospital but mine wasn’t cute and since you know family is going to be taking lots of photos a cute robe was a must.maternity robe, shop pinkblush, maternity clothing

maternity robe, shop pinkblush, maternity clothing

I saw this one and I was instantly in love, not only with the print and color but the length.  It was a great deal too.  My husband asked me since it’s a maternity robe am I only going to wear it during my pregnancy- Heck No- this robe is way to gorgeous and honestly it can be used during anytime.  A robe has lots of fabric naturally so any robe would have worked.  I am so happy with this product and know that it is getting lots of use during this pregnancy but will continue to get lots of use even afterwards as well.

Maternity Robe: Shop PinkBlush c/o :: Bed Sheets: Cariloha c/o

This post was sponsored by Shop PinkBlush.  This review is my honest opinion.