Why My Bullet Journal Continues To Be So Powerful

Pregnancy Bullet Journal

For today’s topic I decided to re-publish my very first blog post ever. The reason being is that I am dealing with the exact same issue that I was dealing with when that post was inspired. My mommy brain has taken over my body with this second pregnancy. I can’t seem to remember anything especially the ever so important appointments and tasks that go along with motherhood.

My bullet journal really helped me during my last pregnancy so I knew that the answer to my current distress was to pull it back out and get back into the habit of writing down literally everything that pops into my head at the most random times of day.

If you haven’t had a chance to read my first post here it is, I really hope you enjoy it!
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How To Avoid A Very Costly Pregnancy Blunder

How To Avoid A Very Costly Pregnancy Blunder

May was such an exciting month for our little family. We celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary.

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And we made an extra special announcement featuring Morgan for our Baby Boy coming in November.

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However with every bit of good news comes some bad news. Luckily my bad news is not anything that is life changing or terrible. It is rather silly in fact now that I can look back at it in retrospect.

10 years ago Austin let me design my wedding ring. It was super special to me because I love symmetry and I always thought the engagement ring with a one band look was unbalanced. I decided to go against the norm and opted for two bands one on either side of my engagement ring. To describe my ring you would say it is two diamond eternity bands that sandwich a third eternity band with a center stone surrounded by a halo containing diamonds. I absolutely love love love my ring. It’s perfect. You might be asking yourself right about now why is Julia describing her wedding ring to us?

Well you see when I got pregnant with Morgan and every single night for 8 years prior to that I removed my ring every single night. It was annoying to sleep with it, mostly because I would either scratch myself or Austin in the middle of the night. That sucker can be sharp! But for some reason after giving birth once it fit again I put it back on and haven’t taken it off ever since. Therein lies the rub! I’m almost 5 months pregnant, two weeks ago I woke up from a tossy turney sleep to realize my ring finger was super swollen. I tried my go to method of cold water and soap to remove my ring but it wouldn’t budge.

I nonchalantly let Austin know that I think my ring was stuck. He became way more worried than I was. He started to Google ways to remove a ring from a swollen finger. In today’s post I am going to list all the ways that we tried to remove my ring before I finally had to call and make an appointment with our jeweler to have it cut off. My precious lovely ring.

Here is what we tried:

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How To Eliminate Stress. Creating The Best Pre-Baby Stockpile

How To Eliminate Stress. Creating The Best Pre-Baby Stockpile

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If there is one thing that I am known for it’s my irrational need to be prepared. Expecting a baby made my compulsion kick into overdrive. I stress out easily if I am not prepared for something. Literally anything! So of course I took my pre-baby stockpiling to the extreme. Morgan is close to 15 months now and I’m still good on most of our necessities! I learned a lot from creating my stockpile. In this post I want to share with you the best pre-baby stockpile must haves.

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5 Hospital Bag Essentials

5 Hospital Bag Essentials you will actually use

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The biggest mistake I made when I packed for the hospital was that I must have assumed I was going to the Ritz Carlton. I packed literally my entire house including such laughable items as a straightening iron and my lululemon yoga pants. Boy did reality really hit hard after I gave birth. The last thing I wanted to do was, well….anything! Reflecting on my 3 day hospital stay I realized that there was little to nothing that I used from my hospital bag. The items I did however use were vital.

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The Administrative Side Of Giving Birth. Are You Prepared? [Template]

The Administrative Side of Giving Birth

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Hospital Bag – Check.

Camera Bag – Check.

Car Seat – Check.

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How My Pregnancy Bullet Journal Cured My Mommy Brain

Pregnancy Bullet Journal

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Oh my, this is my very first post. I’m nervous! But I can’t stop now, especially because I haven’t started yet! I thought long and hard about what my first post would be about. And then, I pulled out my bullet journal. Ah ha! Continue reading “How My Pregnancy Bullet Journal Cured My Mommy Brain”