Monday, March 2, 2015

22 Weeks...

Took a short blogging break in the midst of the move and not having Internet for two weeks… having no Internet makes it hard to blog… especially when you are already in a crazy busy state!
I need to get better about these pics… like find time for Andrew to take a few of them, have better light or at least edit them… oh well, next time ;)

How Far Along? 22 weeks and a day!  Where has the time gone?  July seems so far away… but I know it will be here before we know it :)!!!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Around 20 I think.   We don't have a scale and I don't go to the doctor again until next week…. so I guess I will have to give you an honest number then ;)

Baby Related Purchases: We actually purchased this mamaroo swing used. 

We really wanted one last time, but did not get one and opted with a cheaper swing.  Unfortunately that swing broke during a move (surprise surprise) so I jumped on the deal in this one!

I also went to a baby consignment and bought a few baby boy outfits :)

Maternity Clothes: I have just started feeling pregnant enough to wear fitted shirts instead of all loose ones.  Now almost everyday at school by preschools say "I can see your baby."

Sleep: Good right now!  But I am sleeping a ton (or at least more than normal for me)!

Movement: We are *starting* to get to the fun stage with movement… where you can feel the movement from the outside too! I love it!

What I miss: Coffee and chocolate.  Not that I am especially crazing it, but I want a good strong cup-a morning coffee and chocolate whenever I want, but I know I have to watch the caffeine!

Cravings: Nothing stands out to me right now… but I do feel like I need to eat a lot.  In fact a few weeks ago some of the teachers commented on how big my lunch was… and I just thought it was normal!

Anything making you queasy or sick: I think I am having a bit of indigestion and heartburn… and the solution is I think I need to eat more.  Word to the wise: that does not actually help.

Gender: It's a boy!!!

Labor Signs: Hopefully a long time away…

Symptoms: A little less tired but still need a lot of sleep.
Indigestion and heartburn.
Growing belly.

Best moments this week: 
This has been a  v  e   r   y  busy week.
We moved into our house last weekend after they finished the renovation (had a wall taken down).
Setting the house up.
Shopping to get stuff for the house.
Seeing BD get ready for her baby brother.  She currently likes to put all of her dolls and stuffed animals to sleep and tell them to have "tight sleep."
Having Andrew feel the baby move.
First gathering at the house.

Looking forward to: Dr's appointment next week.  BD's 2nd birthday is coming up.
 Finishing getting this house set up! Hopefully getting it rented for Master's (let me know if you are interested :)) and hopefully going on a vacation!

Size of Baby: Size of spaghetti squash

For the little:
It has been a big couple of weeks around here.  We have been moving and getting set up in our new home… the one you will live in!  We painted your room yellow and will hopefully be decorating it soon.  I feel you move more with each day and while I can't wait to actually hold you, I am trying to enjoy each moment of this pregnancy.  We are praying for you!!! :)

Week by Week…


Friday, February 20, 2015


I am determined to take at least 5 minutes break from the craziness that is this week and write one post… so here goes!


This little and her obsession with doing things herself.  Yes, she put her headband in AND thinks it looks great :)


My class predictions for whether we are having a boy or girl…  you should find out who was right if you have not already :)


And moving… for the 6th time in just over 6 years… we will survive!


When we were house hunting we said, "No major renovations!"  So naturally the first thing we did was hire a contractor and take down a load baring wall.  We are super pumped about this though!!!  PS… we have owned our house for a week and have yet to share a picture  so here it is…


I promise there are more details to come!

How has your week been?


Saturday, February 14, 2015

20 Weeks….

How Far Along? 20 weeks…. Half way!!!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Well… I think I am just above 15 pounds.  But I am eating healthy and working out… so I am still sticking with I am gaining what I need to gain! :)

Baby Related Purchases: Nothing yet… but since we found out we were having a baby boy… it is perfect timing!  The major local consignment sale is today so I think I may go get some things!

Maternity Clothes: Still rocking the maternity jeans or leggings and loose tops.

Sleep: When I wake up during the night it is hard to get back to sleep, but besides that okay.

Movement: Feeling a lot more this week!

What I miss: I just want my full energy… but the baby needs some so I guess that is okay!

Cravings: Nothing in particular.

Anything making you queasy or sick: My stomach is been a little upset this week but okay overall.  I actually wonder if I may have just had a little stomach bug.

Gender: It's a boy!!!

Labor Signs: Hopefully a long time away…

Symptoms: Still exhausted and a few headaches.

Best moments this week: 
So many things this week...
We found out we were having a boy!
We closed on our first house… details to come!
Girls night with some awesome ladies!

Looking forward to: Getting some little boy clothes.  Getting the renovation, paint and blinds done in our new house and moving in!

Size of Baby: The length of a banana

For the little:
Jameson!!!  It is so exciting to be able to pray for you by name and call you by name.  We were all excited to hear you would be joining our family.  Your sister is trying to learn to say brother instead of just sister :).  We are excited to see how you grow and meet you!

Week by Week…


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It's a….


Introducing Jameson Luke!!! :)

And this one just for fun ;)

We are so thankful this Valentine's Day to be celebrating this life, our love sand most of all the love of our Heavenly Father :)

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Boy or Girl?

Anyone who has talked to me knows that I have no feeling either way whether this baby is a boy or a girl.  In fact my track record is not good either… I think every prediction I have made for friends have been incorrect.  Sooooo… instead of sharing my thoughts, I thought I would share what some of the old wives tales say!

Chinese Calendar:

Craving: Sweet or Salty

Bump: High or Low
High??? Never sure about this one this early...

Shape: Watermelon or Basketball
Basketball??? Never sure about this one either this early...

Carrying Weight: Hips/rear or Out front
Out front

Morning Sickness: Yes or No

Protein Cravings: No or Yes

Sleep: Right Side or Left Side
Back and forth and wake up on my back a lot (I know I am not supposed to sleep on my back… I am trying not to)

Girl Dream-  I dreamt I had a baby girl that weighed 10 lbs 1 oz and was 22 inches long (specific right). 
Boy Dream-  I dreamt just last night that when we went to the anatomy scan we found out we were having a boy.

Feeling: Moody or Happy

Headaches: No or Yes

Heart Rate: High or Low
Is it bad that I don't remember?  I want to say it was right in the average range around 140

As much fun as this is only time will tell...

So what do you think?  Boy or Girl?

Come back and find out!  I plan on sharing this weekend sometime!


Sunday, February 8, 2015

19 Weeks...

How Far Along? 19 weeks!  Almost half way!  This seems weird because summer seems so far away!

Excuse the laundry hanging in the background and the moose pajamas… I had every intention of taking a picture earlier… it just did not happen.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: No idea…  I assume around 10 still.  We head to the doctor next week so I guess I will find out!

Baby Related Purchases: Hmmm… nothing still.  Maybe once we find out if we are having a boy or a girl!  I plan to set up a baby list soon for the few things we need!

Maternity Clothes: Mainly my maternity jeans and loose shirts… thank goodness that is the style right now.  I have started to ponder what I will wear once it gets warmer.  I was not pregnant during the spring and summer last time!

Sleep: I am sleeping well, just still waking on my back.  Still feeling really tired.

Movement: Still just a little.  Waiting for big kicks… I love those!

What I miss: Energy… I just want to be able to go, go, go! But I have realize being pregnant and having a little makes that nearly impossible!

Cravings: Not any specific cravings this week… just getting back to enjoying food again!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Still have some sickness in the evening, but nothing specific.  I did have one day this week where I was really nauseous, but not sure why.

Gender: I am so anxious to know and Andrew is chill this time around!  I really just can't wait!  We hopefully will find out this week!

Labor Signs: Hopefully a long time away…

Symptoms: Very tired. Bad headaches.

Best moments this week: 
This week was good… just tiring.  We were supposed to get into our house but got delayed a week.

Looking forward to: Finding out the gender and hopefully getting into our new house!!!  Also these headaches … maybe they will stop!

Size of Baby: As big as an heirloom tomato

For the little:
Little one… hopefully next week we will have a name for you :)  We will see! Daddy, BD and I have been praying for you each day.  I have felt little movements, but I am waiting for the big kicks… I hope they come soon.  We are getting ready to move right now and set up a new home and room for you!  So excited to meet you and bring you there one day!

Week by Week…


Friday, February 6, 2015

Five on Friday...


I told you last week we would be closing on our house this week.  But as I was told could happen, our closing date has changed :(.  We will be closing a week from today, pending no crazy changes again! Praying for a successful close next week because we have a renovation scheduled soon after!


That being said, have you checked out our home journey?  We have lived in 6 homes in the last 6 years!  It has been an exciting journey!


I have been reading Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds.  The book has boon good especially the last chapter I read about reading your Bible with purpose.  Most of us read our Bibles thinking… what can we get out of this instead of focusing on what we can learn about God.  We should read our Bible looking for the big story each time not just looking at the little section we are reading.  Everything we read connects back to either creation, the fall, redemption or restoration (or often a combination).  Reading the Bible looking at the big picture is changing the way I study! :)


If you don't follow me on Instagram you might of missed the fact that I had all three of my meals at Chick-fil-a the other day.  Not even sure how it happened, but it did and it was amazing.  I promise we usually do eat healthy and two of my meals were salads ;)


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What is going on with y'all this Friday???

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