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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Almost 30 Weeks!

I just got the Blogger app installed on my phone and hopefully it will help me to post more! I am getting close! Sometimes it feels far to still have 10-11 weeks left but it is actually flying as the summer ALWAYS does! Such a crazy time to have the baby RIGHT when the school year starts. 😮 We are planning to go to Padre Island 🌴 in a couple of weeks! The kids are super excited. As for the pregnancy, they drew blood the other day and had to go to another arm because they didn’t get it. I hate it when that happens but at least they didn’t have to do it again and dig in where they had already been like a few times in the past (not this pregnancy). I passed my glucose test (I always have) but am slightly anemic. I am 10.9 but should be 11.5. Not bad though. In the past I have been much lower and definitely “felt” it. I didn’t feel it this time. The babe is 3 lbs. Here is a pic: 

If the baby is a boy, he will be Augustine Elijah. If the baby is a girl, Willa Noel (asking Derrick about adding Elizabeth too, not because it’s my middle name but I think it’s pretty and a Bible name). The little boys are so cute, often hugging and kissing the baby. Noah is overjoyed that he will be a big brother! I have another dr appointment and then will be down to weekly appointments.



Friday, April 27, 2018

How to Get A lot Done

I've been watching J House Vlogs on Youtube and enjoying a lot of the labor/delivery and pregnancy videos with my own journey going on now. I also love to watch Dana Schmoyer's channel because she posted a ton of videos on those topics. Jamerill Stewart's channel has also been a good one. Kendra, from J House, said something revolutionary (kind of 😁) about how to get a lot done. Yes, how do you get a lot done?!! Her answer? DO IT! Oh, yes, that is a great answer! 😂 Sometimes I lack motivation and energy. I feel like I need to read a book about how to do it or listen to a podcast on the topic. But- if I just get up and do it, results come quickly!

Another wonderful thing Kendra said is, "I've been thinking a lot about pregnancy and how it is honestly hard for me but it is so completely and infinitely worth it.  Everything in my life that I have done that has been really worth it has been hard. You know if you're going to school, if you're going to college, if you're having children...if you're...you know any of the goals and dreams that I've had that I've worked towards have been hard and so I think that's just the way life is. We have to go through the hard times to get to what's beautiful and worth it and pregnancy's kind of the same as that. So I'm just trying to remember the end goal and stay positive."

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Week 20 ~2nd Trimester~

I had hoped to post before now! It's been rough. It seems the morning sickness lasted until the 16th week this time, rather than the usual 12 weeks. When that magical # hit 12 I was a bit disappointed that it didn't let up but little by little things did get better up to that 16 week mark. I missed a lot of church ( mostly Sunday and Wednesday nights). I also had a couple of really bad sicknesses on top of the morning sickness. I'm actually just now getting over what I think was flu b ( if it wasn't, it may as well have been) and was very sick for a whole week! I was thankful the kids were able to keep on their schoolwork while I was in bed much of the time. Livi couldn't do much without me though and Bella was sick for a lot of those days as well. I fell sick not long after Easter but we all had a wonderful Easter with family. 😊

Today (April 12th) was my special ultrasound that was very detailed. It was hard closing my eyes yet again when the technician took pics of the sex of the baby. It will be so exciting the day of birth though and it's fun playing and guessing now up til that point. Bella and Sam have had fun coming to other ultrasounds (while the others hung out at Gigi's) and we three had to close our eyes last time too! I was surprised because the baby is 13 oz. ( close to a lb already)! It is in the 82nd percentile, so, big! I am still recovering from being sick and came home and took a long nap with Noah. It's actually hard for me to only take a short nap right now which has always been normal for my pregnancies. I am 20 weeks today and officially halfway there! My belly is getting bigger and I'm sure much more noticeable.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Need to read some of these that she highly recommended...

http://annvoskamp.com/good-reads/

Saturday, April 7, 2018

https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/you-can-forget-to-be-irritated

Saturday, March 3, 2018

http://annvoskamp.com/2017/02/the-real-truth-about-romance-boring-men-and-the-women-who-love-them-redefining-boring-romance/

Saturday, February 24, 2018