Thursday, January 29, 2015

20 Weeks Pregnancy Update: Second Baby

20 Weeks Pregnancy Update: Second Baby

(*20 weeks in photo above)

How far along: 21 Weeks now (but i'll do my 20 week post since thats halfway and a big one!)

Gender: GIRL!

Maternity Clothes:  Maternity Jeans and leggings yes please. Wearing normal shirts/sweaters since its still a little chilly out

Sleep: I wake up usually around 6am from my husband getting up to get ready, i'll go to the bathroom and then go back to sleep until my little one is up. So im doing pretty well with sleep right now still.

Miss Anything:  working out regularly, not being as tired as i currently am

Cravings: chips and salsa with lime

Adversions: Just the smell of coffee. I cant stand the smell of coffee brewing in our house (which i use to love!) so my husband and i both cant make coffee here at home anymore. I can sometimes drink it if someone else makes it like starbucks or at church but i've mostly been opting to skip on coffee all together (as much as i miss it and really need it because im so tired ha)

Symptoms: I feel tired still but I think thats just part of your body sustaining two lives instead of one. Other than that I have felt really great lately! This past week my wedding ring was irritating my ring finder and started to get really dry underneath, i took my rings off just to let it heal because the skin was a tad raw. I googled it and i guess its a common occurence in pregnancy because of hormones our skin can become more sensitive and when you do dishes or wash your hands a lot soap and water can get underneath and dry out your skin even more.  SO if any of you ladies have experienced this i guess its common and normal ( ;

Belly Button in or out: sort of flat/out

Mood: happy, productive

Best Moment this week: Feeling our sweet little lady moving around constantly. Its just such an incredible feeling and amazing for bonding. OH and our 20 week anatomy scan last week went so well, she was WILD moving all over the place, nothing like our first child in the womb who was much more calm, she wouldn't sit still but it was so cute to watch! Shes healthy and all of her organs are functioning and developing perfectly! AMEN, that was so so wonderful to hear. Praise Jesus for this healthy miracle growing inside of me.

Looking forward to:  Our upcoming baby shower, putting together a girly nursery sounds so fun(:

Exercise: I explained in my last pregnancy update that I hadnt worked out at all thus far (much different than my 5 days a week i did while pregnant with cash), now i have managed to get a small workout in about once a week. Which doesnt really do much but the way our schedules are right now i dont really have an option, so i'll take what i can get & be grateful for it!. It is hard though because im an active person and exercising is fun and sort of a hobby/outlet and stress reducer for me so not having that has been a change but i know once we get a new routine down with our new schedules things will even out and i can get back on it. Im halfway and have gained about the same i had with my first pregnancy at this point so i feel good about where I am and am just trying to enjoy this time with my little guy while its just the three of us before we add another one to the bunch! 

I'll be sharing some posts in the upcoming weeks/months on some of your ideas you guys left for me in the comments section on my last post! Thank you for following along on our journey, for being so sweet to us, and for sharing your thoughts (;


Monday, January 26, 2015

Body Talk: Pregnancy, Wellness, and Health

Body Talk:  Pregnancy, Wellness, and Health

I have received several emails from you guys about some of my previous posts discussing body image, self confidence, and pregnancy and how it changes your body.  I think these have been the posts that you guys have connected with the most based on your emails over the years. I have decided to try to do more of these, especially now that I'm pregnant again and my body is going through those fun changes all over again. I would love to hear from you guys in the comments what you'd like to see, topics you'd like for me to touch on, etc.  Its more fun when I get to do this in community with you!

If you are new to following I thought I would share a few of my past posts on body talk below while I work on something to share with you this week or next on the subject!

Also a 20 week pregnancy update coming this week!*

& dont forget to leave your ideas below!


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Life Lately: Via The Camera Roll

Life Lately: Via The Camera Roll

Wow, that was a quick 2 weeks that flew by! I have been so busy with life that I have neglected this little blog of mine.  A quick little update of what we've been up to this past week, LOTS of beach days and frolicking at the park or going for walks and exploring is always fun with this curious guy. We counted just within 10 minutes how many words he has at 17 months old and we hit 100 and had to stop. My ap says he should have around 10 words by now, i cannot believe this little guy has over 100 easy words that he knows and says clearly with understanding. Some of my favorites lately are "bug, please, trash truck, and duck".  He is so sweet and has become such a little boy and his own person.  We play outside everyday and that seems to be his favorite thing in the world. Hes an adventurous one just like his mama. He had his first ice cream cone last week, thanks to me because I was craving one mid day, which never happens.  We have spent a lot of time with friends and family, as always, and my sister found out shes having a baby boy! So now we have 2 girls on the way in May and June and a little boy in July.  SO exciting! And its just so much fun being pregnant together with my sisters, and also several of my girlfriends.  We signed up for MOPs which starts tomorrow, im excited and nervous about it. Im excited because its going to be a great experience, Im nervous because Cash doesnt really enjoy daycare settings. We are hoping this will slowly get him used to it so one day when he begins preschool he'll be really comfortable with a class setting and leaving me.  Hes fine when family watches him, he struggles mostly when its a stranger  so hopefully he'll get to know these woman there and feel more comfortable week by week, ill definitely listen to his needs and start slow.  So far 2015 has been great, we are really looking forward to our big 20 week anatomy ultrasound scan next week, so ill be sharing more on that soon!

My sisters 24 weeks (kelsey having a girl), 18.5 weeks (me having a girl), and 14 weeks (courtney having a boy).  So much fun!