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MATERNITY: CREAM BODYSUIT

Katherine Romrell

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY: MICHELLE ROSE + IG
BODYSUIT: FASHION NOVA
33 WEEKS PREGNANT (PICTURED) // CURRENTLY 39 WEEKS PREGNANT

 

*PREGNANCY UPDATE*

If you guys saw my recent letterboard post, then you’re mostly up to speed about my new delivery date!
My goodness, I’ve never heard of another women getting her delivery date changed soooo many times.

When we first found out we were pregnant, the EDD was July 2nd! Then it was changed to June 25th. Then i had two OB’s conflicting with each other on how far along I really was. (I was in UT for my 2nd trimester and saw my old OB there in the meantime). Utah said that my EDD was June 18th but that if I was going for a scheduled c-section that I needed to go on the week of June 10th. (A week earlier because they go off of your last pregnancy’s trend, and Leo came a week early). When I came back to GA, my OB here (who’s apparently NEVER wrong) said “Nope, our EDD of June 25th is correct but we’ll schedule you for a c-section on the week of the 17th”. My c-section got scheduled a week before the 18th (for the 18th) and then this past Thursday I got a call from the OB clinic saying that their surgical team has rescheduled my c-section for June 20th.

It’s fine. I’m fine.
I lost my sh*t that day I got the call, but i’m mostly just emotionally dead now. 🙄😅

I’ve never been more matter of fact and demanding (and rude) on the phone in my life.
At first, no one could tell me WHY it was rescheduled but that was unacceptable for me so I started hunting nurses and doctors down to give me answers. I was on the phone back and forth with the surgical team in the hospital and with my OB’s clinic. Finally my OB’s clinic hunted down my OB who was at the airport catching a flight and she gave me a call.

Basically, she explained that there was a few emergency surgeries that bumped scheduled surgeries down. So like a domino effect. SUPPOSEDLY this happens more often than you’d know (even though this is the first I’ve ever heard of it)!

Whatever.
Now that I’m calm…. it makes sense right? But in the moment, I was like “WHYYYYYY WOULD THAT AFFECT MY SCHEDULED SURGERY DAYS BEFORE!!!!” At the time I was soooo mad, that I was shaking, and then all I could do was bawl my eyes out HARD! And if you’re wondering why the two day difference made me loose it, I’m here to tell you why!

ONE
I wish I could say graceful things about pregnancy but pregnancy is just not a fun ride for me and this 2nd pregnancy has been HELL. Full of so many trials. So needless to say, I’ve been over it from the beginning and having to wait 2 extra days made me go CRAZY!

TWO
A c-section is hard recovery. We all know that, right?! But I’ve been told time and time again that the recovery for a 2nd c-section (with a toddler at home) is harder and longer. We had planned to get my mom out here during specific dates so that I could get all the help I need, but once they changed the date, they changed our game plan! Did I mention i’m a control freak? LUCKILY my mom was able to change her flight for new dates, So hopefully our new timeline pans out!

AND THREE
Leo’s birthday is JUNE 20th too!
I know, I know! It’s trivial and silly and not the end of the world. And even if they were just days apart, I was already planning on combining birthday parties for life. But It was okay with me when the due dates were different because they could have THEIR OWN special day! But now that they’ll share birth-dates, I feel like I’ll never be able to make them both feel uniquely special on their day. They’re just gonna have to share the lime-light on their birthdays forever. I LOVE my siblings BUT, I would not want to share a birthday with my siblings. Maybe that’s just me. 🤷🏻‍♀️

I’M FINE.
Now that I’ve cooled off, I’m just trying to make the most of this last week with Leo and Chris before we throw a newborn into the mix. We’ve had lots of afternoons filled with icecream, water activities, dinners, and dates!

We are sooo anxious to meet our new baby boy and would not be opposed if he arrived a little earlier!
Xo

MATERNITY: BLACK BODYSUIT

Katherine Romrell

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY: MICHELLE ROSE + IG
BODYSUIT: FASHION NOVA
33 WEEKS PREGNANT (PICTURED) // CURRENTLY 38 WEEKS PREGNANT

 

Hello friends!
Initially I was so worried about how this shoot would turn out. In fact, I wasn’t even sure I wanted maternity pictures this pregnancy. It’s no secret I’ve struggled with body issues on/off for years, and I’ve never been bigger than I am now. I actually gained more weight in my first pregnancy but I started out at a bigger weight in this pregnancy! Anyways, eventually I convinced myself to do pictures on the possibility of regret… “What if I regret not doing them” and we can’t really turn back time no can we?! So I went forward with them!

Needless to say the bodysuit was a risky choice considering I would bare a lot! Haha! But once we began shooting, I think it really just helped me Just be, and it doesn’t hurt that Michelle is such a great photographer and sweet company!

Also, If you think these photo’s weren’t touched up, you’re seriously kidding yourself. I’ve got mega cellulite going on right now and was battling some mean razor bumps that day! haha!

I’ve got one more maternity shoot to post, so come back soon!

PS: As of yesterday, I have one week left! My c-section has been scheduled for June 18th!!!!

SUPERHERO BABYSHOWER

Katherine Romrell

Our sweet little boy #2 and I got showered on June 8th by our even sweeter friend Kim Weinreb!
The theme, as you can tell, is also the current theme of our lives: Superheroes!
Kim made a crepe brunch for us to indulge in (My absolute favorite)!
I was actually surprised that anyone showed up, since it had been POURING since the night before. Georgia woke up to a few drowned parks and a whole lot of new potholes!

We are so ready for this baby to come!!!
Now officially due June 18th!

BLOOMLIFE DIARIES - WEEK 2

Katherine Romrell

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BLOOMLIFE PREGNANCY TRACKER

I SURVIVED WEEK 2

Oh you guys, this week has been INSANE! Probably up to par with having been 34 weeks (now 35)!
I seriously thought this might be the week baby comes because I’ve never been in so much discomfort and pain! …I’ll get to that in a sec!

I don’t know if you’re the kinda crazy that includes God in their private conversations, But I definitely found myself doing that this week a lot! At one point, I was so irritable from pain & discomfort that I decided to stop everything I was doing and hop in a warm shower. (Showers & baths are magical for me).

I was having really mean contractions in the shower (Wasn’t wearing my monitor in the shower though, cause you’re not supposed to) and I just very seriously and matter-of-fact attitude exclaimed to God and said “Okay, either let this baby come out right now safe & sound or you need to make my body chill and make me comfortable like now. “ 😂😬… I was willing to get smitten for my sass too 🙈. Also notice, how I didn’t ask for more patience. Cause that’s a trap!
…. I’m going crazy!

Anyway, things escalated on Friday night. I was having irregular but mean contractions, I was having the WORST sciatica nerve pain I’ve ever felt in life, and I felt like I had been trickling liquid through out the day (very sporadically, but still). So finally I told Chris: “Pack your laptop, and let’s call our friends to watch over Leo cause we’re about to spend Friday night in the ER.

I didn’t think baby was coming, but something was off.

NOT ENOUGH RAP SONGS ABOUT FRIDAY NIGHT IN THE ER

We get to the hospital, got admitted to L&B Triage, and they start running tests!!!
The staff was super amazing and accommodating.
Once they were done poking and prodding me, Chris and I popped out the laptop and started catching up on the newest Bachelorette Season and we just waited for the results to come back.

About an hour later the nurse comes in and asks me
”Have you ever passed a kidney stone?”
I’m like “nah”
and she says “Well it looks like you’re about to experience it !”

So! Kidney Stones!
That’s were all my latest contractions, the sciatica pain, and even the random trickling was coming from!

You guys….. Kidney stones are a Bi***!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I also din’t think the pain could get worse! My latest trips to the bathroom to empty my bladder, have been…. I don’t even have the words!
Scary? Fire? Horrible? Painful? … I’m scared to pee now, thats for sure.
It feels like my body is trying to get rid of something full-force but with no way out and you get mean contractions with it. Very painful & uncomfortable.

Apparently, Its super common to get kidney stones during pregnancy because of calcium build up. And the ironic thing is, Because my morning sickness was so bad the first trimester, I was lacking calcium, so I was put on calcium supplements starting the 2nd trimester….! Well it caught up! Haha!
This pregnancy has been a bag of tricks to say the least.

Anyways, after doing my research on kidney stones while pregnant, I read that the pain can get so bad, that it can cause you to go into labor! 😳 How crazy is that!!! I’m kinda hoping it at least moves the timeline closer cause I’M SO DONE!!!!! I’M DONE I’M DONE I’M DONE!

 
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WEEK 2 - DATA

Here’s my data for this week! I’m thinking I’m gonna start wearing this baby all day long. At least during this Kidney Stone storm, just to be safe.

If you still haven’t gotten on the bandwagon of this awesome Pregnancy Tracker + Contraction Monitor, I’ll be the little push you need. This device has not only been helpful to understand my contractions, but it’s brought me a piece of mind to know the Length, Timing, and Rhythm of my contractions. I’m looking forward to see how this all progresses as I get closer to my due date!

Go to www.bloomlife.com to rent your own device. Be sure to use my code to get 10% off your weekly rental: KAT10.

 
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STARTED: 12:37 AM // ENDED: 9:04 AM // NUMBER OF CONTRACTIONS: 76

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STARTED: 10:54 PM // ENDED: 4:01 AM // NUMBER OF CONTRACTIONS: 38

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STARTED: 12:18 AM // ENDED: 8:34AM // NUMBER OF CONTRACTIONS: 65

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STARTED: 11:33 PM // ENDED: 1:06 AM // NUMBER OF CONTRACTIONS: 6

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STARTED: 12:29 PM // ENDED: 2:29 AM // NUMBER OF CONTRACTIONS: 14

 

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BLOOMLIFE DIARIES - WEEK 1

Katherine Romrell

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Alright friends! Remember how I told you I was playing with and reviewing this little amazing contraction monitor by Bloomlife? Well, I’m posting the data of my first week with it, and some thoughts! And if you need a quick recap of what Bloomlife is and does, click on my last post.

It’s been a fun week sharing my contraction party with you guys on my Instagram Stories and letting you in on my terrible habits of indulging on my sweet tooth late at night before bed too! haha! I blame the pregnancy!

Another quick recap!
-Im currently 33 weeks pregnant.
-Not planning on going into labor anytime soon.
-Most women start feeling contractions during 2nd trimester.
-Blooomlife is best used as pregnancy tracker and contraction monitor starting the 3rd trimester.

 

WEEK 1 / 33 WEEKS PREGNANT

Bloomlife tracks your activity and contractions for you. It Shows when you’re getting a contraction in real time, How long the contraction is hitting you, and how far in between the next contraction. It also gives you a trend estimate of your contraction patterns and the average frequency and average duration. Pretty Awesome! Most nights I wore the monitor for an hour or two right before bed.

^Left monitor on overnight and had 51 contractions!!!! — Don’t worry, I didn’t feel them all and most weren’t that bad!

^Left monitor on overnight and had 76 contractions!!!! — Some I felt, and some I didn’t. Also 99% sure I lost my M-plug last night.

 
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I was super skeptical at first…

So, like I mentioned before in my previous post, I was a bit skeptical about using this device. One, cause the other ones I tried, didn’t even come close to accuracy and advanced technology bloom-life uses. And two, because I don’t think I experienced many contractions during my first pregnancy! I did get lots of cramps, and lots of braxton hicks too, but no real contractions. In fact, I made it all the way to week 39 when my water broke and headed to the hospital, and even then I didn’t feel much. I had to be put on pitocin. So I actually wasn’t even sure I would experience some contractions during this pregnancy. But oh boy, YES I HAVE! And I’m so glad i’ve had this monitor to validate that! Some of my contractions have been down right mean and obvious, and other have been mild and questionable. And luckily that is all up to par with how far along I’m at right now. We still want baby to bake a little longer, right?!

Now I feel validated…

I feel like I can’t emphasize that word enough. During my first pregnancy, I felt like… a newbie. As does everyone else, right?! I was constantly questioning everything and second guessing everything. During this 2nd one, I’ve definitely felt more confident, and with a “This is not my first rodeo” kind of mentality. However, there are still things about pregnancy that are somewhat unclear, and every pregnancy is different, so when I first started feeling contractions, I was like “OUCH! I think that was one” and the fact that this little device can pick up on what your uterus’s activity, is very empowering.

Week two …

Now that we’ve started a new week, I’ll basically be doing the same fun experiment with my monitor. I’m sure you’ve noticed, I’m kind of a night owl and I get started late at night. But you can catch the little snippets in my story for 24 hrs (you know the drill) and I’ll be sure to upload next week’s data too!

If you’re wanting to get your own device, you most certainly can. Be sure to use my code to get 10% off your weekly rental: KAT10.

 

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***PRODUCT IS SPONSORED// OPINIONS AND CONTENT ARE AUTHENTIC & MY OWN.