Exciting news!

Hi everyone! I’m back!

well not entirely…womp womp!

I just wanted to jot a few lines down to share some exciting news about my personal life and the start of my own little side hustle!

most of you may not know, unless you follow me on Instagram (@jess_g_anderson) but I have decided {WITH GUSTO} to become a…

RODAN AND FIELDS INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT!

now let me preface WHY I did it with a few things.
I know what you’re doing right now, rolling your eyes, probably. because, yes, everyone AND THEIR MOM is an R7F Consultant {especially in the South} or is selling SOMETHING. Younique, jewelry, candles, Scentsy, toothpaste, Herbalife, I mean the list goes on and on right? and i bet your inbox has been flooded with “HEYYYY GIRLLLL how are you??? {insert fluff here} wanna buy some products from me??”

yes, I’ve been there. I’ve rolled my eyes too and have even vented about it to some friends {totally apologize for EVER doing that because now i know why they were so passionate} BUT i started to do some research and i attended a brunch where i learned a whole lot more about the company and the products.

I won’t get into definitions, flow charts and diagrams but R&F IS NOT a pyramid scheme. it’s not, do your research, believe me, I did mine, EXTENSIVELY to convince my husband to *allow* {ew i hate using that word} me to do it. and if you know my husband, you know he LOATHES anything relatively close to a pyramid schemes SO IT WAS A WIN FOR ME!

I decided that i needed a boost in my skin care regimen, mainly because, I DIDN’T HAVE ONE. i mean, if you count using Cetaphil in the shower and wet wash cloth at night to take off my make-up a regimen then OKAY i had one! i really wanted/needed something to help with my scarring from teenage and pregnancy acne so I was already interested in R&F before i attended the brunch, but listening to a friend talk about her business passionately and looking at her transformations, i was sold!

so long in the long, I wouldn’t have jumped on board with something i didn’t believe in. and i really, truly do believe in the products and the company. I’ve only been using the products for a little while now and i have already seen a difference. my lashes are growing, and y’all, I had BEBE lashes before, and in just two weeks they are hitting my lid, YES! and the regimen i chose was the REVERSE LIGHTENING WITH THE ACTIVE HYDRATION SERUM and yes. that’s all, just YES!

here is another great blog post written a lot better than all of my jibberish that y’all should read. 
The Sometimes Single Mom – Stop & Read: The Scam That Is Rodan & Fields

that said, I won’t blow up your inbox or feed with promotions and/or pictures. I’ll post occasionally if a really good deal is happening or if a customer has some impressive transformations, or MY transformations even.
Don’t get annoyed, just keep scrolling.

-Not sure where to even start on choosing a skin care regimen?
Use my < SOLUTION TOOL > to find what regimen will work best for your skin type

-Interested in seeing all of the products? 
Go to my website <HERE> and take a little look around. Check out the descriptions, ingredients and some before and afters!

-Want to become a Consultant and take advantage of killer savings and a bonus paycheck each month? 
Go to my business website <HERE> and get to know the company a little more!

email me at janderson01@myrandf.com if you have any questions!

Here is a little album to scroll through from some real results.

 

Thank you to the friends and family that have reached out in support! it means so much!

jess-15

baby a : 5 & 6 weeks

How Far Along? 5 weeks

Size of Baby: Appleseed {0.13 inches}

Gender: n/a at the moment

Weight Gain: none so far…that’ll change for sure

Maternity Clothes: i dabbled some at target and destination maternity only because this bloat is UNREAL.

Nursery: currently has a cat tree in it and all of jazmyne’s toys. i have absolutely no motivation to even think about designing a nursery.

Movement: unless i have the jolly green giant in there i won’t be feeling much for a while.

Symptoms: the sure sign that should have tipped my off were my tatas. good lord. i literally hold them when i go down stairs. i’m also mega bloated. i look 4 or 5 months pregnant (see 6 wk bump photo below) that’s obviously not a baby. my doctor said it’s due to my tilted uterus and the amount of water i’ve been drinking. hooray….
and lastly, just exhausted. so so so tired.

Sleep: since i have been to tired lately, i am making it into my jams by 8:30 and passing out as soon as my head hits the pillow. not uncomfortable yet.

Cravings: pho! give me pho at any time in the day. i want it and i want it now. and milkshakes.

What I Miss:  cold cut meats. i am such a sammie girl and i miss just some good ol’ turkey! le sigh. coffee. oh my god. coffee. of course i had to exnay the 20 oz triple shot white mocha every morning. and i miss it so. helllllo water.

Best Moment This Week: seeing  baby a for the very first time! that’s way too early for an ultrasound you say…i’ll explain at the bottom, keep reading.

Looking Forward To: the next ultrasound in two weeks! and announcing that we are pregnant!

**k so here’s a little story about a girl with pcos. pcos, poly cystic ovarian syndrome, meaning my cycles are a mess and i have chronic cysts building up on my ovaries. fun right?! no. remember a couple weeks back where i had to go to the hospital because a cyst ruptured? yeah i can thank the not so nice witch from pcos land for that one. anyway, like i said, it messes with a woman’s cycle. while regular women would ovulate on day 13-15 i didn’t ovulate until day 25 throwing my dates completely off! so for the first week and a half that i knew i was pregnant, i thought i was closer to 8 weeks when i went in for my ultrasound. not even close people. when the tech started going in on baby a (literally) he was really confused by my dates and asked if i was sure. he was able to find the heartbeat but it was only 100 bpm, which i later found out from a call from my doctor that said that was way too low and i should be prepared for a miscarriage. (HOLY SHIT) something an expectant mom loves to hear, amirite?! after re-downloading all of my ovulation tracking apps and going over my dates with a magnifying glass, i called our midwives and explained my mess up and they assured me that me REAL first day of my last period definitely matches up with baby a’s size and heart beat. PHEW! i was a mess for a day and a half ya’ll. i was so upset and crying and just a complete mess. thank goodness it was all just a big date mix up and everything is a okay!

How Far Along? 6 weeks

Size of Baby: pea {.25 in}

Gender: n/a at the moment but i am convinced it’s a boy!

Weight Gain: still none

Maternity Clothes: yep got 3 pairs of preggo jeans and a couple shirts and tanks. i’m telling, ya’ll the bloat.

Nursery: still in shambles

Movement: nada

Symptoms: HELLLLLLLO NAUSEA!! it, excuse my french, fucking sucks! tic tacs seems to working for a bit but it’s like i became immune to their magic. i recently posted a status on facebook asking fellow moms what they did to ease it since i had none of this with jaz. i got some good advice and i’m trying all of it! zofran will be my last resort but i’ll go there if i need to.

Sleep: still exhausted so i’ve been sleeping well. cale did however, have to find me an extra pillow to put between my legs when i am laying on my side. it’s just so uncomfortable without it there.

Cravings: remember how i was craving pho? ew. don’t even come near me with that. i don’t even want to think about it. lately i have been craving salt. anything salty. which is weird because i never even cooked with salt. this baby is a gamechanger.

What I Miss:  i really wanted a spicy tuna roll the other day. but other than that, i’m not really missing anything.

Best Moment This Week: telling close family and friends. my sister cried, which was so sweet! so did my best friend, i facetimed her right after we took the test, it was just a big ol sob fest. woo

Looking Forward To: next weeks ultrasound to check in on baby a justttt to be sure everything is indeed okay and he is growing as he should.

 

after only doing two of these, i’ve decided that i’m only going to update y’all every couple of weeks because answers will be redundant and that’s just boring. so let’s say i will do an update with these questions every 4 weeks. i will keep doing the weekly bump photos and just include those all together at the beginning of the post. sound good? GOOD!
now here are the two ultrasounds we have gotten thus far and you can see baby a has grown over 8 times his size since our 5 week ultrasound! I’m growing a baby dinosaur, you guys. 

grow baby, grow!

always,

jess 

our weekend adventures

friday

IMG_9100 a few inches taller, 3 less teef and no longer a first grader…what is happening and where is my baby going?

IMG_9103 i was pumped to go see this! what a great idea and such a great storyline. not gonna lie…i cried. 😥

IMG_9105 potty break after the movie means cale is the purse holder!

IMG_9109 seattle has been gorgeous lately! i love the summers here!!

IMG_9182 getting wedding ready required a fitbit…duh! did y’all know that tory burch makes high fashion covers for these??? hmmmm…. 🙂

saturday

IMG_9110 made some infused lemon water to start my day off.

IMG_9111 i’m back on that pure barre grind. i love that the restrooms here are called ‘pure pottys’!

IMG_9121 morning workout = green dream shake for breakfast. in all honesty it’s really not THAT bad…not something i would crave, but not horrible.

IMG_9159 we went to this precious baby girl’s first birthday party! happy birthday lil’ g!

IMG_9122 might be the last time we get to see this view. our friends are moving at the end of the month..bye bye lakehouse 😦 oh oh i saw three bald eagles right after i snapped this…whaaaaa! it was awesome!

IMG_9162 baby baby baby!

IMG_9178 after all the party shenanigans, we stopped by the root beer store to indulge ourselves in some delicious rootbeer floats! yummmmm

IMG_9184 cale has been needing some new sandals…that means 3 new pair of shoes for him and 3 for me…whoops…this is obviously just 4 out of the 6 pair we got.

sunday-father’s day!

IMG_9186 cale didn’t really want to do much for father’s day except relax at home. so i let him relax and the kitties and i stripped the bed and cleaned house. they freak out when i make the bed. CLEAN SHEETS MUST ATTACK ALL THE AIR BUBBLES!

IMG_9187 “helping”

IMG_9189 after the laundry and house was cleaned we went for a little walk for some slurpees at the 7-11 around the corner. why do they neverrrr have cherry?! ugh!

IMG_9192
 jaz lost another tooth! that makes the fourth one in total but the second one THIS WEEK! uhm…the tooth fairy was not prepared and did not have as much cash as she did for the last tooth…damn inflation rate is going to make that fairy broke! $10 for a tooth these days…i got quarters when i lost my teeth! wth!

IMG_9194 i hope everyone had a great weekend and i hope all you fathers out there were pampered and recognized!
here’s a little something to make your monday a little bit better!

such an eventful weekend! what did you do for father’s day??

always,
-jess