• 9 months pregnant
    Motherhood,  Pregnancy,  Third Pregnancy

    9 Months Pregnant Bumpdate

    We are officially 9 months pregnant and into the home stretch of our little lady’s development. It has not become a waiting game to see what day she will choose for her birthday. Baby Update: Our littlest lady is doing great. She is as active as ever and as of yesterday dropped, letting us know she is getting closer to picking a birthday. Mama Feeling Physically: I must admit that I am ready to have this baby! I am to the point in pregnancy where I uncomfortable more often than not. My feet and hands have started their end of pregnancy swelling and I feel like a giant water balloon.…

  • Bring home baby checklist
    Motherhood,  Organization,  Pregnancy

    Easy Bringing Home Baby Checklist

    It is hard for me to believe that we are only a few short weeks away from bringing home baby! This summer is very literally flying by! The last time we welcomed a baby into our home was three years ago! And while it might not seem like that long ago, I feel like a new mom all over again. At that time we were living in a one-story ranch home and had a newly two-year-old toddler. So needless to say there wasn’t much of a “shock” with the new baby. We were pretty used to diaper changing and nursing. For this little one though, we are in a position…

  • 8 months pregnant
    Motherhood,  Pregnancy,  Third Pregnancy

    8 Months Pregnant Bumpdate

    It is feeling so very real now! We are 8 months pregnant! It is unbelievable that this new little one will be joining us sometime NEXT month! Ahh! I am so excited! Baby Update Littlest lady is doing great! She helps to calm my nerves by being super active. She loves to make use of all the space she has in there and loves to stretch out as much as she can. This week we had another ultrasound to evaluate placenta location as it was low at the last ultrasound. Thankfully everything looks perfect. The placenta has moved up and away from the cervix, baby girl is head down, and…

  • 7 months pregnant
    Motherhood,  Pregnancy,  Third Pregnancy

    7 Month Pregnant Bumpdate

    We are officially in the home stretch! This pregnancy felt like it moved so slow through the first trimester. Every day felt so long and the weeks even slower. Then BAM second trimester is over. I can hardly believe here we are sitting in the third trimester! It feels so unreal that we will be welcoming home our final little one in just a couple short months! Baby Update Our little lady is doing great! She is moving and squirming every day! She is still very active at night, especially when we are settling down for the bed. It honestly feels like she moves more than either of the other…

  • 20 week pregnancy update. Third pregancy
    Motherhood,  Pregnancy,  Third Pregnancy

    Bumpdate: 5 Months Pregnant

    We’ve made it to 5 months pregnant littlest lady! I am so happy to finally be on this side of pregnancy! Those first few months were a mash-up of worry, joy, midnight research, switching doctors… It is just such a relief to be here where I feel like I can sit back and enjoy the rest of this beautiful journey! Baby Update: Baby is officially a girl! We were able to see her in the anatomy scan last week and it was such fun! We were able to see that she is developing beautifully and was super active. She was kicking and rolling all over. Speaking of, she has been…

  • Pregnancy Announcement
    Motherhood,  Pregnancy,  Third Pregnancy

    Exciting News and First Trimester Bumpdate

    We are so excited to announce our third pregnancy! We are so excited that we will be adding another little one to our family at the end of the summer! Being from a larger family, I knew pretty early on that I wanted a bigger family. I love the joy-filled chaos that comes with having a larger family. I personally have always dreamed of having a home filled with our kiddos. As of now I am currently 16 weeks along and am so happy to be well into the second trimester! Being a relatively impatient person, I just couldn’t wait to take a test. With both of my other pregnancies,…

  • 8 months pregnant
    Motherhood,  Pregnancy,  Second Pregnancy

    Baby Two Bumpdate: 8 Months

    How Far Along: 8 months Feeling Physically: Oh man, these last few days have been rough. For starters, I feel like a whale! Also, our 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?). 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! Sleeping Well?: See…

  • 6 months pregnant
    Motherhood,  Pregnancy,  Second Pregnancy

    Baby Two Bumpdate: 6 Months

    How Far Along: 6 months Feeling 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: Yes Sleep: 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.…

  • Working out while pregnant
    Pregnancy,  Wellness

    6 Tips for Working Out While Pregnant

    Always check with your physician before doing any new physical activity. When I got pregnant with Asher I really didn’t miss a beat with working out until 20 weeks. I kept up with regular running and lifting, paying mind to how I was feeling and being sure to listen to my body. I stopped running at 20 weeks at the advice of a doctor in my OB’s practice who was filling in during an appointment. I regret stopping so early but as a new mom I was terrified something would go wrong with baby so I listened. Though I had stopped running, I continued to lift and do low impact…

  • 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…