The Beginning of the Pregnancy Journey, Uncategorized

Fully Enjoying the Journey

Ok,

So because I am a Business owner, have taken pride in my outfits, accessories, hair styles and the way I do my makeup in the past or should I say, just to post a picture on social media.

I  haven’t really shown the real and raw version of how I normally spend most of my days as an entrepreneur. Which consists of workout clothes and really not getting dressed for half of the day. Mainly due to  the enjoyment of having that option, being a homebody and  due to the multiple tasks that need to be done on the internet. I can spend hours accomplishing things on the computer, which really can appear like I am not doing much, but boy oh boy am I really setting the future.

I’m sure speculations have gone up out of this world, now revealing a new raw side of me without all the glitz and glam

Yes I am pregnant, yes I am HAPPY and yes I  still take pride in my appearance.  BUT, I am enjoying my natural beauty and the fact that I don’t need to get dressed up like a fashion show every single day!

Whether you are a Mommy already, full-time employee, or business owner, you can’t say you don’t enjoy some days where you don’t need to be dressed and can just enjoy you, in your natural form.

This is a subject that one can relate with or not, however I do know that there is enjoyment of working in your pjs, or running errands in workout clothes.

Being pregnant, you lack more energy that you would have when you are not.

I won’t say that is an excuse, but I will say personally some days I just want to leave on that t-shirt, yoga pants and flip flops and not even think of getting ready for the day. All while accomplishing all the things I need to.

Ahh the joy in the journey.

Here are some raw versions of how I spend about 3-5 days out of the week and completely enjoy it!

 

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Pregnant Nutrition

Wic a Women Infant Children Program

My first time back after having my First Son, was like a re-familiarizing myself with the benefits but now,  I was more interested in really paying attention to the Tips and Nutritional Guides given.

So, there are Many of us out there that may be using WIC, but haven’t publicized the extra help. Some May be too Proud and Some May truly enjoy the Benefits. I happen to be one that likes the program and What it stands for and offers Women. Pretty much any Pregnant Woman can get  the benefits that WIC offers.

So What is exactly is WIC?

WIC is a Supplemental Nutrition Program  for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) that Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for  pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

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The Benefits one can gain are:

  • Supplemental nutritious foods
  • Nutrition education and counseling at WIC clinics or online.
  • Screening and referrals to other health services.

So I’m sure you’ve been Grocery shopping  and have seen a Sign like the one below, next to some of the food:

wic signThis means it is apart of the WIC program of Authorized Food.

Wouldn’t it be great if you were given a nice amount of extra benefits to get any kind of food you wanted? YES !! However, the best part about WIC in my opinion is  they teach Nutrition and try to help you be as healthy as possible.  So No, running to grab  too much fast food, or to cook not the healthiest of   meals.

WIC assures that  you will be able to purchase and have all the most important areas of Nutrition that you need for health. wic nutrition

WIC foods include infant cereal, iron-fortified adult cereal, vitamin C-rich fruit or vegetable juice, eggs, milk, cheese, peanut butter, dried and canned beans/peas, and canned fish. Soy-based beverages, tofu, fruits and vegetables, baby foods, whole-wheat bread, and other whole-grain options  as well as a few other that were recently added to better meet the nutritional needs of WIC participants.

 

Before getting Pregnant this time, I was as healthy as I could be, but of course I would slip and not care as much as now , subconsciously thinking of my baby inside of me, and my responsibility of helping develop strength and health ! 🙂

At My very First WIC appointment, I had to fill out a form and survey, giving my information on how I currently ate and give feedback of the choices of food I would be most interested in. This is how your program nutritionist chooses the proper program for you. One program choice could be soy milk and  tofu and another regular 1% milk and cheese.

Then I was taken in a room for Orientation, where they read My rights, taught about the program, their mission, what they offer, how to use the program and what I can expect.

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They showed  a copy of the checks that are given, to show at the time of purchase.

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Which in several states and different parts of CA, they don’t give checks, they give you debit cards to access your benefits, it just depends, but the area of Ventura County checks are offered. Slowly they will evolve to offer the cards instead of checks. All States will  have to within the next coming years.

It is a really good program and for those that need a little bit of assistance to help stay on track with nutrition, it is excellent for you. Seek out the program in your local area.

Here is a number to contact to set up your appointment with WIC for

California 1-888-942-9675

If you are from another states, you can google WIC and your local area, some contact information will come up.

 

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Pregnancy Issues, Uncategorized

Modern Day Pregnancy Views

“16 and Pregnant?????” 

Media like this is truly detrimental to our society. In my honest opinion, I can’t stand tv shows, marketing and exposure of promoting to young people, what is truly not ok.

Why  are programs like 16 and pregnant socially acceptable, why is this allowed to be promoted to our teenagers, which are actually still children! Regardless of how they look, or carry their selves, or even think they know what they truly want in life, they aren’t fully developed into adults. 

For some that know a bit about my story, they may think I sound a bit hypocritical.  Yes I was 16 years old when I had my first son, but the difference was I did not think it was socially acceptable nor did I have the desire to want a child at such a young age. I did not think 16 and pregnant was a pretty picture or a shot at being famous. I was a child, living with my parents, playing sports in high school, in 10th grade, into fashion and friends.

Ok so yes I did have sex, but no I was not regularly sexual active, nor was that the priority on my mind. I was exploring my body, like most teenagers. There is no excuse but I think you can distinguish the differences of a”opps” from losing virginity and I really want a baby because they are so cute.

beach life me and pop Because I had no knowledge of my teenage body or the changes that would occur during pregnancy, I didn’t become aware of my pregnancy until I was ending my 2nd trimester and headed into my 3rd. So again, a very rare and miracle type of situation and Chapter in my life.

Today our 16 year olds look like they are 21 years old. However, if you think of who their parents are, which are mostly people in their early to mid 30s. So just imagine the image “Kids raising Kids.” Young parents are even asking for grand-babies and find their-selves grandparents before 40, mind blowing isn’t it?

A Movie I was recently watching, struck my nerve and confirmed further my strong disagreement toward the worlds views on this matter.

A teenager played a role and said to some older men ” Let’s party some babies into us.” Really?? Wow!

This is acceptable Today?

This is humor Today?

This is the World today and honestly I DO NOT Agree, won’t, can’t and will not get on board with what is socially acceptable.

Especially in the  targeted  young viewers for the Leading focused Media & Entertainment Industry.

Ultimately this can  manifestation of these young peoples reality. No No NO.

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What happened to Childish worries,  What Extracurricular Activity you are Signing up for? What your home-girl(s)  are doing over the weekend?, What college You want to attend?, or new skill you want to develop?

What happened to Discovery of self  becoming into a Woman? .. Before bringing life into the world?  Now I can’t Say that these young girls are non-existent, however I am saying its far and wide.

I can’t remember anyone just walking around  my age with a child. If they had one no one knew or they moved away.  I feel that to many  especially young girls follow the crowd in the awkward  teenage stage. However that is why us Parents, have to develop Leaders, not Followers, although you may have to love a Follower. You also need to be sure you as a parent do your part. 🙂

I have had many instances and occurrences of making general conversation with young girls.

I’m more or less completely shocked at some of the things that come our of their mouth so boldly and without much care. I believe Social Media and the Convenience – Rich Fame Baby is a Trend Generation has a huge impact on why the younger generation is so sexually driven.

Sadly too many lacking goals and direction! Too Many Lack the proper guidance or parenting as well. But that is a very touchy subject, so lets back out of that. 🙂

Experts and statistics  prove result of our teenagers ( 16-19 years old.)

Fame is desire more than Academic Achievement, exploring Feelings of Pleasure are higher on their Priority  list, than having discovery of something new.

I could really go on and on, but I’ll  stop there.

If this post reaches, just one young person thinking a child is their best option in life.

I hope this post can help Change your Decision.

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Young Girls, You are Innocent  and Beautiful and you have a Whole Life of

Infinite Possibilities !

Having a Baby is not a achievement at your age. The likelihood of  being a Single Mother is high and honestly is not fun, nor will it build your self-esteem.

Not fun, nor do you deserve, even the possibility of having to experience Parenting and Motherhood without the Father actively in the Child’s life.

The experts have done Testing and the Statistics are 93% of Young Couples of 16 years old Do NOT get married nor do they stay together long, after getting pregnant!

Don’t worry about what you don’t have to worry about.

Go seek your Dreams, Find Who you are, Who God intended you to me. Explore Life. Discover Yourself. Don’t rush into a Life you Won’t Truly be happy or fully satisfied with with in the end. Although, babies are very cute and can be fun and surround you in love.  They also are a huge responsibility that you truly should not be ready for.

Go to College, Travel the World, do some interesting intern work, create something.

Give that special one Time to find You that Agrees to Career  or Experience of Life, a better priority then later  build a family Together like You Deserve.

God’s Best for you Life.

Don’t cheat yourself or forget that.

xoxo

Renetta Artmont

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It’s a blessing, Not a Lesson.

Being pregnant is the most beautiful times. Your creating a little person, you are manifesting what you desire inside of you.
Some women are overly emotional, but can’t control the crazy that can occur, some girls are too young and are not in good situation they had no business having sex.
But in reality if you are over 21, you get pregnant, you are of age enough to move you and believe Gods blessing you and it’s not a mistake or lesson.
Selfish emotion is Easy, but its not right.
As lightly as it’s taken, having a baby is beautiful, sacred, harmonious, lovely, amazing and a blessing.
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11 weeks pregnant, little baby bump.
I feel so blessed.
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Renetta Artmont
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What is Prenatal Care?

Before becoming pregnant, you may have adopted good health habits to prepare, if you baby was planned. But if you didn’t start today.

One of the first steps is learn how to take care of yourself.

See your health care provider as soon as you think you may be pregnant.

Then continue your prenatal care throughout your pregnancy. Your health care provider will guide you and your partner through the pregnancy.healthy

During Prenatal care:

  • Your health care provider assesses the health of your pregnancy. Your doctor will calculate a “due date” between 38-41 weeks of pregnancy. Your due date is determined by counting 40 weeks from the first day of your last menstrual period.
  •  The progress of your pregnancy is checked. This includes your baby’s growth, changes in your weight and blood pressure, and your overall health and comfort.
  • Your health care provider may find new concerns and manage existing ones before problem occur.

When you are pregnant you’re a part of a team that includes you, your baby and your health care provider. Along with additional if they are around: the partner, your family and friends. As your work toward giving your baby a healthy start, relay on your team members for support.

What matters most is protecting your baby from this moment on.

IF you smoke, drink alcohol, or use drugs, now is the time to stop.

If you need help contact your health care provider.

Think about your being growing inside of you.

There is more to live for!

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Renetta Artmont

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Take Prenatal Vitamins and Minerals

Prenatal vitamins help you and your baby grow and stay healthy, but you have to be careful when using them as well as take a good quality well brand.
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Taking Prenatal vitamins and minerals safely:
– Use Prenatal vitamins and minerals that are 100% of the U.S RDA
The U.S. RDA is Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA), the daily dietary intake level of a nutrient considered sufficient by the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine to meet the requirements of 97.5% of healthy individuals in each life-stage and sex group. The definition implies that the intake level would cause a harmful nutrient deficiency in just 2.5%. It is calculated based on the EAR and is usually approximately 20% higher than the EAR. ( from wikipedia)
– Take only one table a day if you take more it can be harmful to you
    and your growing baby.
 – Take your prenatal pill with water or juice. Do not take with milk, cheese, or yogurt.
 – Take your prenatal pill at bedtime or between meals, is best.
Possible vitamin and minerals discomforts:
– Constipation
– Stomach sickness
– Diarrhea
IF you  have any discomforts, or if you fall and feel pain or something that you seriously know and listen to your body. Contact your health care provider.
At appointments take to your health care provider about your discomforts. Your provider can help find a prenatal vitamin and mineral that works best for you.
I know it can be a challenge to remember to take your daily pills.
So write this down and  Take Action.
This is posted on my mirror to remember.
 My plan to take my prenatal vitamins and minerals:
I will take my prenatal pill at this time ______
I will remember to take my prenatal pill each day by ____
I will keep my pills safe from children by ______
If my pill make me feel uncomfortable, I will contact ____
When I run our of prenatal pills, I will ______
Remember Prenatal are important for the growth and development of your baby.
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Renetta Artmont
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First Doctors appointment – Experience

April 5th, 2016 after 14 years, I walked into the Medical Office, with a feeling of nervousness, excitement and exploration.

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I walked up to the appointment desk and checked in. As my partner and I waited in the waiting room with anticipation of what was our “First Doctor’s appointment” going to be like. How is the Doctor, I wonder if shes nice.
So many things running through both of our minds.
I hear my name, or close to it.
“REentta Armon”
 Of course I knew that they were calling me, even though my name was mispronounced. .. It usually is. lol
We walked inside the “back office” area. I was greeted by a nice assistant. She took my weight and did my height. To my pleasant surprise not that bad, but my height was a bit of a shock, I thought I was taller.
Walking on, to our cozy little appointment room.
It looked very similar to a hospital so instantly I got a bit uneasy.
Not that I don’t like the hospital, but it surely brings back not so good memories.
My blood pressure was taken, temperature and then she went over the protocol for the first appointment.
I needed to get undressed and cultures needed to be taken.
Embarrassing with your partner right there with you legs spread open.
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So of course he left the room for my comfort.
My doctor was so kind, pleasant and was able to answer all my concerns.
Because this is my second pregnancy and my first pregnancy and health of my first child was not in the greatest condition, they would be taking extra precautions.
I was asked to pee more than once and got blood drawn of 7 tubes. Although I don’t mind the extra precautions, I’m nervous but

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yet so thrilled, regardless.
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Here is to 8 more months of new and exciting thrill, however with fingers crossed and prayers up, most importantly a healthy pregnancy and child.
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Renetta Artmont

 

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Health during Pregnancy VLOG

Remember, it’s important to eat healthy and take care of yourself!
-Renetta Artmont 

 

The Beginning of the Pregnancy Journey, Uncategorized

The beginning thoughts of the Journey

The exact day i found out I was pregnant.
I was 29 years old, a struggling business owner of a 2nd year entertainment company, was on the odds with my family. My life was in shambles what it appeared to be.
But when I read those 2 pink lines, a quick sigh of ahhh came out, but suddenly I was actually really really happy about it.me first found out.jpg
Despite what my outward life appeared to look like. For one of the first times in my life and for a long time, I was happy with my decisions and most importantly with my partner.
I knew after years of toxic relationships, trusting and believing God’s best for me, there was only one man that would be able to remove all my barriers and help me to see what True love was like again.
Which leads me back to today.
My First love and Father of our Late son Anthony Jevone. .
Poppii, the nickname I called him, past from Neuroblastoma Cancer in October 2008. Since then I have never ever felt Love the same.
But March, 25, 2017, a new love was being created and ready to be birthed.
Ahh ( Sigh of happiness) …What a Joyful Journey. this will be.
My first pregnancy was of the age of 16, so the circumstances and position of life was totally different. I was young, extremely scared and ignored my body until 7 months. Yes sounds, like I was the negligent person and  for years I blamed myself for my babies health issues. However I had to constantly remind myself, I was 16 years old, I was a child, kid myself. Really! Also, after research and plenty of study, doctors victory reports, prayer, healing and restoration. I allowed that to be released from me.
God does everything for a reason.
Now as a grown woman 29 years old. I know the experience will be different and even more joyful..your wings are ready.jpg
This was the day that all of the thoughts of “I’m pregnant” sunk in.
I was happy completely happy today, nothing could bother me.
I was more inspired, visualizing clearer.
 Life would be more than just me, again.
Something I wasn’t sure I was worthy of feeling again, due to all of the pain from my first son’s passing.
Joy is definitely on its way. a little bundle of joy.
My body is changing, I’m thirstier, not so much hunger and not at all nauseous.
I’m most joyed for me and my best friend, Father of my children. We both have had some struggles on our journey, but Joy has popped in to lighten the way in life and allow us more love and joy beyond words.2 pink lines.JPG
It’s time ! yay!
God has a funny way of showing up, in his timing, not in ours.
X0xO ….
Renetta Artmont
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