Saturday, April 21, 2012

Mother's Day Gift Ideas - Jewelry

Mother's Day is on Sunday, May 13. It's fun to have a holiday that is still new to me to get excited about! I've been looking around at cute gift ideas and thought I'd share a few!

Custom Bird Bracelet 
I like the idea that this one can have as many initials added as you want.

Bird Initial Necklace
I love love love this one! It's probably  my favorite one, but it looks like it can only have 2 initials. That's fine for me right now, but when I have baby #3 one day, I'll have to find something else! Although, here's another Etsy seller who has one with 3, they just don't have the initials? (Mama Bird & Babies)

Family Bird Necklace
This one is super cute, too. Can you tell I love the birds?

My Baby Birds Bracelet
This is so cute and simple. And you can get as many birds as you want to start and then purchase additional ones later as you have more baby birds!

Family Tree Necklace
Getting out of the bird theme, this one is a tree!

Antique Brass Birds Nest
This one isn't personalized, but I like the idea of 3 little eggs for 3 kids.

Initial Bird Bracelet
This one looks like the necklace I like, but it's a bracelet.

Silver Fingerprint Necklace
This one is a little more expensive, but also a little more personalized. You get your child's actual fingerprint and send it in to have them make the necklace. That's really cute.

Vintage Frames Necklace
Lisa Leonard Designs
$46.00 + $14.00 for additional charms
Again super cute. Not an Etsy seller, though, so a little more expensive.

Family Tree Necklace
Lisa Leonard Designs
A little more expensive, but super cute!

Create Your Own Necklace
Price varies
You can choose your chain, your charms, your letters, everything! I think this could be really cute. When I price mine, it's about $136 for a silver one and $160 for a gold one. So this can be expensive! But it's nice picking all the different parts and putting it together.

Straight Up Stats

11 weeks (almost a month ago)
I realized the other day that I have a hard time remembering all the details of my pregnancy with Isis. I looked back on my blog to see how much of it I chronicled & I just didn't keep up with much. I felt like I needed to somehow record the things I do remember and what is happening this time.

Isis - It took us 8 months to get pregnant. I was nervous about whether or not we'd be able to get pregnant toward the end, but then it finally happened.
Baby #2 - We got pregnant the 2nd month we tried. It was actually really surprising because after the experience with Isis, I had planned for it to take longer, so I was actually expecting to wait more. I'm not complaining, though!

Morning Sickness:
Isis - I had nausea and smell sensitivity from week 6/7 to week 11. I never threw up, but I felt nauseated pretty much the whole time. I still wanted to eat and there were plenty of things that tasted good.
Baby #2 - I had nausea and smell sensitivity on a large scale from week 6 to week 13. Again, I never threw up, but I felt nauseated a lot. I think it was more difficult just because I was working in an elementary school and all the smells there were a little overwhelming. I also had Isis at home, so I couldn't just come home and crash like I did the first time around. All in all though, both pregnancies haven't been too bad.

Isis - With Isis, I mainly just had smells that bothered me, not that I would actually call aversions. I could still be around them, I'd just not like it at all. The main ones were gold or bronze metal jewelry, the orange dial soap and Lew's hair gel.
Baby #2 - I have had lots of smell sensitivity, but only 1 actual aversion. Uncooked onions - and even sometimes cooked onions - push me completely to the edge. At one point I was in the produce section at Kroger and had to actually leave my cart and go to the car because I thought I was going to get sick right there in the middle of the produce section. This is very disappointing, considering I'm an onion person. I like onions on my sandwiches, my burgers, in my salsa, etc. It's actually been an inconvenience and an annoyance.

Isis - I think I gained around 6 pounds in my first trimester with Isis. I actually wanted to eat and I didn't go overboard, because my total weight gain for the whole pregnancy hit 30 pounds right at 39 weeks, but I did gain some weight in the beginning.
Baby #2 - Combine my nausea with my smell sensitivity and I guess I just lost my appetite. I had a hard time finding foods that tasted good or sounded good to me at all. I focused on trying to get protein in my diet, but it was hard. I actually lost 3 pounds and then gained it back at the end of the first trimester, for a total of 0 pounds gained. Now I'm about 2 weeks into my 2nd trimester and I've gained about a pound. My appetite is coming back, though, so I'm ready for that number to go up! LOL.

Isis - I was about 14 weeks when I started showing a hint of a bump. I was about 20 weeks before I actually looked pregnant and not like I'd eaten a big burger.
Baby #2 - I was about 11 weeks when I started showing a hint of a bump. Now I'm at about 14 1/2 weeks and I look about like I did at 18 or 19 weeks with Isis. I feel like I'm about 3 weeks ahead right now from where I was with Isis. They say that everything just knows where to go with the 2nd pregnancy & I'm definitely finding that to be true!
Isis - I hadn't eaten red meat for almost a year before getting pregnant with Isis and I just remember I wanted a burger pretty quickly with her. I also wanted bananas.
Baby #2 - I've craved Gold Star Chili (gross, I know), burgers and McDonald's coke and fries. I also majorly want Sour Punch Straws. I need to work on healthier cravings! Luckily I'm not giving in to all of them very often...except the sour punch straws...

That's about it right now! I'll check back in a few weeks.
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