Pregnancy update: month 4 

4 months down, 5 more to go.

I’m officially 20 weeks pregnant!  Yay, half way done!

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Now that I’m half way through the second trimester things are getting a little bit easier on me. The morning sickness is pretty much gone, no need for the meds anymore. I do, however, get a little nauseated by the smell of any kind of meat cooking and at the thought of eggs.

I also have a bit more energy, if you can call it that. I mean, I can stay awake until 10pm now and I don’t have to nap every day lol.

And while gone is the morning sickness, in its place is lower back pain and round ligament pains. Which, don’t get me wrong, I’d rather the back pain any day over the nausea but it’s still irritating nonetheless. Especially when I have to stand up from a seated position and I forget to not step with my left foot first, oy!

But aside from all those irritating wonderful  symptoms, I am fully feeling little kicks all over the place. I started feeling the little flutters about 3 weeks ago and now they are unmistakeable. The sonogram showed that she is laying sideways and her head is to the right of my bellybutton. That must explain why when I lay on y right side she immediately starts punching, she doesn’t want to be upside down hehe. She really starts to move after I’ve eaten something spicy, which is basically every meal. I’ll take that as a sign that she’s inhereted my love of chile/salsa and not getting heartburn from it like Alex claims.

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17 week baby bump

Weekly breakdown:

Week – 14 It’s a girl!  What a surprise! One I still haven’t wrapped my head around.

Week 15 – Sacroiliac pain is in full force. Can I get daily massage please?

Week 16 – Morning sickness, bye!

Week 17 – Pants officially don’t button anymore. Time to bust out the maternity band.

Week 19 – Anatomy Scan. Confirmed again it’s a girl (¡en serio!). She weighed in at 9oz and was twerking the whole time.

Week 20 – Braxton hicks arrived right on time, no fashionably late arrival here.

I’m so glad that things are smoothing out. I knew it would happen eventually but those first 16 weeks were l o n g. Now to enjoy the rest of this pregnancy while trying not to burn up every time I step outside the door. Ah, San Diego!

 

Also,

How do you even break up the months? Being 20 weeks, I would automatically assume I’m starting month 5. I’ve looked it up and most websites say I’m at 5.5. I’m confused; math is hard.

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Celebrate Father’s Day with Don Roberto Jewelers

Father’s day is around the corner and I always struggle a bit when it comes to picking out gifts for my dad and for my husband.  It’s not that they’re difficult to buy for, they’re rather simple actually; some new shirts, cologne, tools, the always popular tequila, they’re not picky. But I always feel like they deserve so much more.

After all, my dad has done so much for me and my kids, he’s always been there for me, has always let me know how proud he is of me, and how much he loves me. He always ends our conversations with “Cuidate mucho, portate bien, y I love you.”  And my husband, where do I even begin? My rock, my love, an amazing father himself, and someone who spoils me rotten, and most of all, has the patience to deal with me hehe. I know it’s the thought of the gift that counts but sometimes I feel like the simple gifts just don’t express how much I appreciate them.

I’ve been brainstorming for awhile now for ideas on what to gift them with this year and I thought, what’s something that will be long lasting? Jewelry!

Don Roberto Jewelers has a great selection of jewelry that would make awesome gifts for anyone and their selection of men’s jewelry is gorgeous! I’m a loyal fan of yellow gold pieces, so here are samples of a few pieces that caught my eye. And great news for my readers, I have a discount code for you! Keep scrolling!

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14k Two Tone Gold Crucifix Pendant


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Men’s Bulova Crystal Collection


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Men’s 14k Yellow Gold Cuban Link ID bracelet


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14k Gold Mariner Pave Chain

Jewelry makes a great gift no matter the recipient because it’s a gift that can last a lifetime and comes with value that only increases over time; emotional and monetary. It can be passed on to your children or other family members and becomes even more special. It’s certainly a gift that can be given to both men and women alike.

Both the main men in my life love jewelry, especially my dad; he has a fantastic eye for amazing gold pieces and I already know which pieces they would love from Don Roberto Jewelers.

If you’re an online shopper that prefers to shop from the comfort of your home, we have a special code for you! Use code BP25FP for a 25% *discount!
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If you’re more like me and like to shop in person at a store to be able to see the jewelry up close in person, you’re in luck because Don Roberto Jewelers has many, many locations including:

Escondido: 651 N Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025 (760) 233-9557
National City: 3030 Plaza Bonita Rd #2334, National City, CA 91950 (619) 475-8700
El Centro: 262 S Imperial Avenue, El Centro CA 92243 (760) 879-0561
Imperial Valley Mall: 3451 S Dogwood Rd, Suite 1544, El Centro CA 92243 (760) 352-0837

*Discount is only valid online, with your first purchase, and must be be entered at checkout when purchasing online.

But there’s more! If you visit a Don Roberto Jewelers store starting Wednesday, May 27, you’ll be entered to win a pair of Ostrich boots. No purchase necessary! Winner will be drawn on June 21st. 

 I don’t know about you guys, but my dad adores Ostrich leather shoes. He has so many pairs and a new pair of botas would definitely make him happy! 

 
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The opinions in this article are my own. I do not work for, or with, any brand mentioned in this article, nor do I have any official relationship with them.  I have a relationship with GigaSavvy, for whom I create original editorial content. 
I was not compensated for this post however I will be receiving a gift certificate to use towards a purchase at Don Roberto Jewelers. All opinions = 100% Marina!