Friday, October 2, 2015

Pregnancy Notes : 24 Weeks

Today I got to see this little baby again and I fell even more in love. Everything is right on track although I am measuring a week early. That's pretty normal for me though. I'm pretty short so the baby doesn't seem to have anywhere to go but outwards. My doctor estimated that the baby will be between seven and eight pounds at birth which matches with the boys.

This pregnancy has me a bit more stressed about my postpartum body. I didn't really think about it at all with Liam and only a bit with Asher but for some reason, I feel like this time I won't be able to "bounce back". I have all these fears about stretch marks and loose skin and while I try to remind myself that there is little I can do about either, they still weigh on my mind often. I haven't been as active as I hoped with this pregnancy but I was in great shape beforehand. I hope that counts for something.

Other than that, this baby is awesome and I can't wait to continue our bond for the next 16ish weeks.

Saturday, September 26, 2015


Doing: Trying to savor my last moments as a mama of two. I'm making an effort to be mindful and grateful for this experience. I'm constantly reminding myself that being a mama is something that to cherish and enjoy, not something to survive. Yesterday, Will treated me to a spa day. It felt so good to indulge in a bit of selfishness self-care. When I was done, he had the above flowers waiting for me in the car. This has become a bit of a weekly treat and I am loving it.

Watching: I hate to admit it but right now my guilty pleasure is Love and Hip Hop on VH1. It's so bad and yet so good. I'm currently watching the Hollywood season.

Planning: I have been planning our move to O'ahu over and over in my head. We're still months away from moving but there is so much to think about when you're overseas. Our biggest concern is our dogs (Hawaii is very strict when it comes to importing animals). 

Thinking about: Baby names! Picking a name is so hard. We've thrown around a few names but nothing has stuck so far. Liam has added "Chick Hicks" (the not-so-nice race car from the movie "Cars") and "Bunball" to the list. 

Looking forward to: Buying all the baby things!! We kept a few things from Asher but I did sell a lot of stuff. We'll definitely be on the hunt for a new car seat (and possibly new ones for the boys since we'll be fitting three in our back seat), a baby carrier, and maybe a bassinet. 

Loving: ������ Autumn has hit Germany and I'm soaking it all in. This will be our last time experiencing all four seasons so I'm enjoying this cool weather while I can.

This new series was inspired by Danielle of Sometimes Sweet who was inspired by her friend Megan

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Pregnancy Notes : 21 Weeks

Already past the halfway mark and it still feels like I saw those two lines yesterday. I'm starting to slow down and enjoy all the joys of being pregnant. I am feeling better than in the beginning even though I am still battling a bit of nausea and heartburn.
When I first became pregnant, things were so rough that I added meat back into my diet. I felt horrible doing so but it was the best decision for me at the time. I plan to return to a mostly vegetarian diet after this little baby is born. I think I'll add fresh fish into our diet once we hit O'ahu next year. 
As of right now, I'm just enjoying life, enjoying my boys and trying to stay active when I feel good. These past 21 weeks really haven't been that bad. 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Pregnancy Notes : 18 Weeks

As I'm writing this, baby #3 is thumping away as I try to wrap my head around the fact that I'm already 18 weeks along in this pregnancy. It seems to have gone by so fast, yet the beginning seemed to go on forever.
This pregnancy has been different than the last two. For the first 12 weeks, I was so sick. I had morning sickness with the boys but this was on a completely different level. My days consisted of surviving until Will got home, then laying in bed for the rest of the night. I started to get a little depressed and now I realize that it was mostly due to being homesick. I've always done things on my own but I've never ventured too far from my mom (I'll admit that I'm a mama's girl).  This has been the longest I've gone without seeing her as well as my first pregnancy without her (we left Kansas during my second trimester with Asher). It took quite a bit of adjustment to realize that I needed to rely on Will as much as I did. 
I'm hoping that as I start to feel better and better, I take the time to really embrace this pregnancy. It's going by so fast that I fear the experience will become an afterthought. After all, this will likely be my last time growing a little baby. 

Monday, August 3, 2015

We've been keeping a secret

So, I've been MIA for awhile and most of it had to do with life (I'm completely off schedule/routine and for a type-A personality like myself, that spells disaster) but a little of it had to do with our tiny secret: We're pregnant!

I found out really early. I was feeling a bit off (I had heartburn which I've only had while pregnant) so I decided to test, just to be sure.

I took the test and wait a minute before picking it up to take a peek. The two lines were already visible and I knew we were expecting. I had Will take a look, just to be sure I wasn't crazy. Nope, I was sane and there were two lines!

We decided to wait until my first appointment to announce it. I actually didn't see my doctor until I was 12 weeks along but after seeing that everything is going great, it was a huge relief. 

I'll try to do weekly updates during this pregnancy. It'll be neat for the boys to see. We've been looking at baby pictures of both boys and they're both excited for a new baby to arrive.