• Motherhood,  Second Pregnancy

    Bumpdate: 8 months

    How Far Along: 8 monthsFeeling Physically: Oh man, these last few days have been rough. For starters I feel like a whale! Also little lady is now head down (yay) but that means kicks to the ribs and knee bumps to the abdomen. It is getting cramped in there and sometimes I wonder how she will continue to have room to grow!Feeling Mentally: Being a toddler mom has me exhausted (what’s new right?) but otherwise I am feeling great. We have had some amazing weather here recently and the grass is green and the trees are blooming so my mood is great.  Maternity Clothes: Yes! Sleep: See above! Pretty bad…

  • Motherhood,  Second Pregnancy

    My Motherhood Journey: Lessons Learned

    I can’t believe in just a few short months I will be a mama to two littles. With the upcoming change (and perhaps a touch of pregnancy hormones making me emotional) I have been reflecting on what I have learned over the last two years. Two years seems so recent and yet when I look back on the new-to-motherhood woman I was, it seems like a lifetime ago. The biggest, and probably the toughest realization over the last two years is that being a mom is hard. There is no easy way to say it. It is simultaneously the most amazing, wonderful thing you will do in your life and…

  • Motherhood,  Second Pregnancy

    Bumpdate: 7 Months

    Decided to include the little munchkin in the picture. Also ignore the sloppiness of the wrap job, we are out of practice and he wiggles.  How Far Along: 7 months! Say what!?Feeling Physically: I am feeling huge! Even though I feel like a walking whale though, I still feel pretty good physically! I am feeling pretty energetic and that has been useful considering the toddler I have to chase around. The hip/sacrum pain has subsided for the most part. I have done some research and learned it is likely a combination of how little lady is positioned and good ol’ hormones and since it isn’t a daily thing anymore I…

  • Motherhood,  Second Pregnancy

    Bumpdate: 6 months

    How Far Along: 6 monthsFeeling Physically: I feel okay most of the time. Over the last month or so I have had some hip and pelvic pain. It comes and goes but when it comes…yikes!Feeling Mentally: Work has been slow which has allowed me to get caught up on some home to-do’s and I am feeling great watching my list get shorter and shorter Maternity Clothes: YesSleep: I have been sleeping well recently but waking still pretty tired. Asher is blessing us with great, full nights of sleep and I am afraid I might be over sleeping (good problem to have though)Missing Anything: Still warm weather.Food Cravings: Over the last…

  • First Pregnancy,  Motherhood,  Second Pregnancy,  Wellness

    Working Out Pregnant

    Let me start by saying what you read here does not replace the knowledge and guidance of your healthcare professionals, so please be smart and if you have questions or concerns ask them. Let me also add that while I am no where near instagram-fitness-model level, I have been very active since I was a young child and fitness is not only part of my personal life but it has also been part of my professional life for many years. When I got pregnant with Asher I really didn’t miss a beat with working out until 20 w. I kept up with regular running and lifting, paying mind to how…

  • Motherhood,  Second Pregnancy

    Little Lad or Little Lady: Round 2

    When I was pregnant with Asher I knew I wanted to do a gender reveal party to share the fun news with all our friends, but this time around we didn’t find out what we were having until early January and with all the hustle and bustle of the holidays I just wasn’t up to hosting another party so we set out to do our reveal just a little differently.  Just for fun here are the results of a few old wives tales: With this pregnancy I have experienced more morning sickness, tiredness, very dry skin, and crazy mood swings. Because this pregnancy has been so much different than my pregnancy with…

  • Motherhood,  Second Pregnancy

    Bumpdate: 5 months

    How Far Along: 5 months. What halfway done?!?Feeling Physically: GreatFeeling Mentally: Now that the holiday stress is over I feel wonderful! Maternity Clothes: YesSleep: Great minus the occasional bout of insomnia.Missing Anything: Warm weather. I hate the coldFood Cravings: NothingGender: Stay tuned…results coming soon!Labor signs: none.Wedding rings on or off: still on.Looking Forward to: Getting things ready and shopping for babyExercise regimen: Let’s not talk about it.Difference from 1st pregnancy: I am feeling huge all the time and I am only half way done.Favorite part so far: Sharing the news with friends and family of what we were having and getting to see Asher get so excited to be a…

  • Motherhood,  Second Pregnancy

    Bumpdate: 4 months

    If you haven’t yet had the chance please read months 2 and 3 which were posted yesterday in a desperate attempt to finally catch up. Today I am 17 weeks, but it’s close enough to the 4 month mark, right? How Far Along: 4 monthsFeeling Physically: Great! Nausea is gone and I am finally sleeping better!Feeling Mentally: Good as well. Now that everyone knows I can finally talk about it. Maternity Clothes: I had to break out the ol’ maternity clothes. Sadly though they are too big so it looks like I will either be in yoga pants forever (I wish) or I am going to be doing some shopping soon.Sleep: I…

  • Motherhood,  Second Pregnancy

    Bumpdate catch-up: Months 2 and 3

    I had fully intended to do weekly bumpdates with this little one but sadly before I knew it we were behind in the pictures and rather than stress about it I instead have decided to just do monthly updates.  Now we didn’t share our good news with you all until 17 weeks but I had been drafting up these posts from pretty early on and I thought I’d include months 2 and 3.  How Far Along: 3 months (12 weeks)Feeling Physically: Better! Though this month did have some days where nausea was so bad I couldn’t work. Around week eleven things eased up a bit but I am still getting…

  • Motherhood,  Second Pregnancy

    Big News!

    So if you stop by here any, you have probably noticed I have been MIA for a month or so. Let me start by saying sorry loves, it truly wasn’t my intention but you see I have been busy with a new project and just waiting a bit to tell you all about it. Is it a new business venture? No, I am still working an office job and crafting on the side.Is it a new house? Well we’ve been looking but no we are hanging around here a bit longer. It is even better ladies and gents. Our little clan is getting a little bigger! That’s right friends, we…