Time is flying by so fast! I cannot believe that I am already at 34 weeks and prepping for the baby to come. I have a list of things to do, but one of them is making the Raspberry Leaf Tea and prepping my uterus!!
Here is the simple recipe that I have been enjoying:
Fresh ginger (to help with digestion)
2 tablespoons mint leaf (also beneficial for digestion, not to mention delicious!)
2 tablespoons chamomile (to soothe frazzled nerves and encourage restful sleep)
For a single cup:
Allow to infuse for at least 10 minutes. Remove tea leaves and sweeten with honey, maple syrup, etc. if desired
If you don’t have a tea ball, simply add the tea leaves to boiling water and then strain with a mesh strainer .
To make a large batch, boil 8 cups of water and add 1/2 cup tea leaves. Steep for at least 10 minutes to overnight, then strain and place in the fridge to sip on over the next few days.
For my baby shower I did go back and forth with idea’s. My husband is a huge Super Hero’s fan so I thought of doing that..BUT then I thought the older my son gets, I know at one point he is going to want to have a “superhero” themed birthday. Then I thought to go all pastell color and soft baby like….BUT then I thought I want to have my son to be an adventurous one! So when I found out the “woodland theme” I really liked it, BUT then again I didn’t want to go full force “Forest Man” vibe lol
I added a few “cute” twists to it all but still keeping it boy’ish, fun and “adventurous”!
Here is the theme board I had made for myself from different pinterest photos I had found online.
I drew a little sketch of what I wanted the main food table to look like:
Here are some of the games I found to play. Wanted to stay away from the chocolate in the diaper game LOL
Didn’t want to gross anyone out!
Draw a baby game:
participants are given pencil and paper plate, they must put the plate on top of their head and draw a baby. mom to be chooses the best drawing and the winner gets a prize
Give all guests 2-3 clothespin and they are not allowed to say “baby”, my name and husbands name.
Whomever has the most at the end of the day wins
Draw a book (activity):
Have guests pull out an alphabet and then have them draw something that starts with that letter. Later on I will bind it and make it into a book for the baby.
Name that Baby Animal Game:
(printout list) A list of animals and guests have to write what the babies are called. Like “Cat” is “kitten” etc
Guys could do the:
Drink out of a bottle game. Add juice in there and whom ever can drink the fastest
Had these games on the list but never got the time to do them:
How Big is the belly:
Have twine or yarn and have people cut to guess how big it is.
They can write their name on washi tape and tape to the end.
Guess the due date:
Have a calendar and write when I am due, but guests can go in and take a guess on when they think the baby will actually arrive
Game for Guys:
Guys Blindfolded put the diaper on the baby game.
As for favors:Like on my theme board I made little packets of s’mores for everyone to take home and printed out a cute tag to add on the bag. “Sending Home Smore Love”
Hope these helped you in some way! And good luck with your babyshower!!
I’m pregnant. It is a hard secret to keep. From day one you just want to tell everyone (which some people do) but since it was quite a struggle to get here, I thought I should keep it to ourselves until we felt we were at the healthiest we could be to announce it. And now is the time! Finally!
My husband and I couldn’t be happier! We still cannot believe it. I can kinda tell something is growing inside of me but honestly we haven’t done an ultrasound and I haven’t felt anything move yet so it still kinda feels surreal in a way. BUT! I am feeling the pregnancy vibes so I am learning how to take it easy and be as healthy as I can be for this little creation inside me. For some reason though, this little baby has made it some what easy on me. It makes me crave fruits and veggies! It’s a healthy one.
I posted up the video on to my YouTube account earlier today (12:30PM) it is currently 4PM and am overwhelmed once again by all your kind messages. Really brings tears to my eyes reading that this video made you happy or even cry with joy!!
I have said it before, putting up personal videos is one of the hardest things to do but it also is the most rewarding. Thank you guys for that. Cannot wait to share everything I am going through with you all!!! Hope you don’t mind❤︎