Nineteen Weeks and Counting.

nineteenHow far along? Nineteen weeks.

Are you showing? Absolutely.

Gender: Baby BOY #2! 🙂

Total weight gain: Don’t want to talk about it… Up 4 pounds. But my maternity jeans are two sizes smaller than the jeans I wore last year! 🙂

Maternity clothes: Oh yes. Hair tie trick no longer working. I live in my maternity leggings. Invest in some, you wont regret it.

Stretch marks: Just the pre-existing ones. But my lower belly and the ladies are starting to get itchy. Coconut oil, for the win!

Sleeping: Rough. He’s soooo low and is currently using my bladder as a water bed. If I don’t pee right when I have to go, the pressure is overwhelming!

Food Cravings: MILK. And cinnamon toast crunch! Yummm. Excuse me while I refill my bowl… 

Anything making you sick or queasy? Meat. Asher is clearly a vegetarian. 

Miss Anything? Sleep and wine. Grape juice in a wine glass isn’t cutting it! 

Movement: Real kicks! Or punches. Can’t really tell what’s what yet.

Labor signs: Nope! But a ton of pressure sometimes. 

Symptoms: Irritable and tired. Overall uncomfortable because nothing seems to fit right!

Belly Button in or out: Top half is out. -sigh-

Wedding rings on or off: On

Happy or moody: All of the above.

Best moments this week: Watching the looks on Drew and Aiden’s faces when they felt Asher kick! SO priceless! ❤ Also, registering with Hubs. He enjoyed it more than he’s willing to admit!

Looking forward to: Enjoying the second half of this pregnancy! It’s flying by so quickly!

How am I Already Eighteen Weeks?

IMG_1585-2 6How far along? Eighteen weeks.

Are you showing? Absolutely.

Gender: BOY!

Total weight gain: Don’t want to talk about it… (+3/4). But my maternity jeans are two sizes smaller than the jeans I wore last year! 🙂

Maternity clothes: Oh yes. Hair tie trick no longer working.

Stretch marks: Just the pre-existing ones. But my lower belly is starting to get itchy. Coconut oil, for the win!

Sleeping: Rough. 

Food Cravings: MILK. And anything with grapes. Especially grape juice. 

Anything making you sick or queasy? Meat. Asher is clearly a vegetarian. 

Miss Anything? Energy, Sleep, Wine, and Sushi. 

Movement: Stronger flutters and wiggles! And a few actual kicks!

Labor signs: Nope! But a ton of pressure sometimes. 

Symptoms: Light stretching/cramps, pure exhaustion, soooooo emotional, and the horrible acne of a teenager. Oh, and heartburn.

Belly Button in or out: Still in, but weird and bumpy-ish around the top left side. Not going to hold on very long. 

Wedding rings on or off: On

Happy or moody: All of the above.

Best moments this week: Learning the gender! Can’t wait to meet my newest sweet boy!

Looking forward to: Registering and moving into our new place so I can begin my nesting!

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Seventeen Weeks (And an October-Announcement!)

17weeksHow far along? Seventeen weeks, one day!

Are you showing? Absolutely.

Gender: We’ll find out tomorrow!!

Total weight gain: Up a little over a pound from where I started!  

Maternity clothes: Oh yes. Hair tie trick no longer working very well.   

Stretch marks: Just the pre-existing ones. But my lower belly is starting to get itchy. Coconut oil, for the win!

Sleeping: So-so.

Food Cravings: MILK. And anything with grapes. Especially grape juice. 

Anything making you sick or queasy? Very few things and very far between!

Miss Anything? Energy, Sleep, Wine, and Sushi. 

Movement: Stronger flutters and wiggles! 

Labor signs: Nope!

Symptoms: Light stretching/cramps, pure exhaustion, soooooo emotional, and the horrible acne of a teenager. Oh, and heartburn has arrived with a vengeance.  

Belly Button in or out: Still in, but weird and bumpy-ish around the top left side. Not going to hold on very long. 

Wedding rings on or off: On

Happy or moody: All of the above.

Best moments this week: Feeling flutters more often!

Looking forward to: Gender scan tomorrow!! Can’t wait to see if we’re having a girl or another sweet boy! 

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OCTOBER ANNOUNCEMENT!

Since I’ve gained about 1,800 wordpress followers alone since my last ‘getting to know you’ post, I’m going to spend the month of October answering your questions! Comment below any questions you may have for me. (Parenting styles, discipline, schooling methods, birth plans, ANYTHING!) You can also email your questions to me at natmblog@gmail.com 🙂 Looking forward to hearing from all of you!

Also, early next month I will be hosting a guest series related to pregnancy and childbirth. (I know you’re shocked!) If you’re interested in submitting a post, email me at natmblog@gmail.com!

Ten Weeks Pregnant!

IMG_4565 2Ten weeks! We’re a quarter of the way finished! I found this weekly questionnaire thing that I’ve tweaked and made my own:

How far along? Ten weeks!

Are you showing? Yes, but I can still hide it under some loose shirts or dresses.

Gender: Don’t know yet, seven-ish more weeks!

Total weight gain: I’m DOWN five pounds. By this time with Aiden, I was up twice that much. 

Maternity clothes: Not yet. But my clothes are all uncomfortable despite LOSING weight.

Stretch marks: Just the pre-existing ones.

Sleeping: Good nights and bad nights. Crazy dreams!

Food Cravings: Lemonade still. All day errrrrrryday. 

Anything making you sick or queasy? Just food and sudden movement. 

Miss Anything? Energy and Wine.

Movement: Too Early

Labor signs: Nope!

Symptoms: Light stretching/cramps, melon-boobs, morning (read: all dang day) sickness, and the acne of a teenager.

Belly Button in or out: Still in!

Wedding rings on or off: On

Happy or moody: Happy for the most part! But very easily irritated by everything. Sorry, Husband. 

Best moments this week: Telling the world we’re expecting!

Looking forward to: Morning sickness easing up, and feeling some flutters!

I’ll post a picture of my belly when it looks a little more pregnant-belly-ish, and a little less like I’ve been indulging in Taco Bell. (Which I haven’t, just FYI. Morning sickness is preventing me from blowing up like I did with Aiden. Only good thing about it!)