Posted on February 26, 2017 in Mommy

We have made it to 24 weeks! Whenever I see how many weeks along I am I feel like time is going by so slowly when really pregnancy is just a blink of the eye in the grand scheme of things!

How far along? 24 weeks!
Total weight gain: 152lbs, so it looks like 17lbs gained so far. 
Maternity clothes? Yes
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: Good apart from baby keeping me awake at 6am on Saturday morning because he was having a party!
Best moment this week: The gorgeous weather. The sun was out most days!
Miss anything? MEAT! I live in a vegetarian household, meat is expensive to buy and we are trying to save for a house!
Movement: Off and on as always. I can tell it is too early for kick counts because there is no established pattern yet.
Food cravings: Beef
Anything making you queasy or sick: Only shrimp, clams and oysters
Gender: Boy
Labor signs: No
Symptoms: PGP, heartburn, frequent urination (baby sits really low).
Belly button in or out? In, but sometimes half out.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy
Looking forward to: No more snow. We have barely had any and now the tiny bit we have it just starting to look sad.
Compared to 1st pregnancy: Emeline is still nursing and about a month or two months ago it started to hurt when she latched on. It still hurts, but only for a few seconds. I wasn’t breastfeeding during my first pregnancy obviously, but after feeling nothing while breastfeeding for so long it is weird to feel pain/discomfort again!


Posted on February 19, 2017 in Mommy

This week seemed to drag on forever at the start, but now I am shocked it is already Saturday night! It was a pretty normal week for us, but there was a lot of work to be done. We also have a fully packed weekend because a good friend of mine is in town on business! I am still anxiously waiting for summer.

How far along? 23 weeks!
Total weight gain: I’ll update this tomorrow!
Maternity clothes? Yes
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: Emeline has been waking up earlier and earlier every day. This morning she woke up at 4am, so it isn’t so good on the sleep front. I am exhausted. I am dreaming a lot now. Normally I do not remember my dreams.
Best moment this week: Seeing my old friend and getting a video message from my awesome mom!
Miss anything? Rare steak
Movement: Off and on as always. This baby is mostly active in the evenings. Today I think it is a resting day for him because I have only felt two slight movements.
Food cravings: Still Thai food!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Eggs, cheese and shrimp
Gender: Boy
Labor signs: No
Symptoms: PGP, moodiness
Belly button in or out? In, but sometimes half out.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy
Looking forward to: Not having to put on so much clothing to go out!
Compared to 1st pregnancy: Less time to experience this pregnancy and relax because of my toddler!


Posted on February 11, 2017 in Mommy

There must just be something about February that makes me want to just jump into April or May! I SERIOUSLY can not wait until spring and I got this crazy feeling yesterday of not being able to wait to meet this baby! I thought that this pregnancy would just pass by me while I chased after my (almost) 2 year old, but no! All of the sudden it seems like everything is moving in slow motion, winter will never end and I’ll be pregnant forever! I think it is just that the daily routine isn’t my favorite right now (I live with my family at the moment) and I feel like it is just going to be this never ending cycle of the same thing every day. Well, no point in moaning on about the little things right?! Honestly, I am happy. I have family, food, a house to live in, clothing and friendship. I hope everyone is having a good February so far!

How far along? 22 weeks!
Total weight gain: According to my non-digital scale I still weigh 147LBS! If I were to say my starting weight with this pregnancy was 135 that would be 12lbs gained!
Maternity clothes?  I started wearing my old nursing tank tops this week and I bought two maternity tops, a maternity sweater and a maternity sweatshirt this week! I also bought another pair of maternity jeans. I am hoping I will be all set for the rest of this pregnancy!
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: I a sleeping fine, but it is getting more and more difficult to share a bed with a toddler!
Best moment this week: Buying some maternity clothing that makes me feel cute and comfortable.
Miss anything? Warmer weather and having our own place.
Movement: Yes, off and on throughout the week, still no pattern yet!
Food cravings: Thai food!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Still eggs, cheese and shrimp, but I try to eat eggs anyway.
Gender: Boy
Labor signs: No
Symptoms: Intense heartburn and bloating/gas!
Belly button in or out? In, but sometimes half out.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy and tired
Looking forward to: Being able to go outside without a jacket.
Compared to 1st pregnancy: The PGP is bad and I am not working out like I was with Emeline at 22 weeks.


Stay tuned for a new update next Saturday!



Posted on February 4, 2017 in Mommy
Starting next week I am going to try to post these earlier! My pictures are late on this one because Emeline has been sick with either HFMD or chickenpox! It has been rough because it is in her throat and she hasn’t slept for three nights! I hope tonight we can all get some sleep and she kicks this illness soon!

I hope you enjoy my 21 week update!

How far along? 21 weeks!
Total weight gain: 147lbs, I FINALLY weighed myself!
Before I got pregnant I weighed somewhere between 130-135lbs. My weight before Emeline was always 128-130lbs and I got pretty close to normal for myself following her birth. However, I am going to say I was a bit closer to 135lbs because of all the stress from moving and how I completely stopped working out. I am also certain I ate more! So, it lookes like a 12lbs gain so far. By this time with Emeline I had gained almost nothing.
Maternity clothes?  Still just maternity jeans. I might need to start looking for longer shirts though as my t-shirts are starting to get a bit short. I usually wear a size XS/S, so with growing boobs and a tummy they tend to get short rather quickly during pregnancy for me.
Stretch marks? Nope
Best moment this week: Getting our car back!
Miss anything? The Sun! This whole weak has been just gloomy and gray.
Movement: I feel him move the most just when I wake up and in the evening somewhere between 10-11:30 for about 3-5 minutes. I am also starting to feel some kicks during the day here and there, which is really exciting for me!
Food cravings: I have had the BIGGEST sweet tooth this week!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Eggs and strong cheeses!
Gender: Boy
Labor signs: No, and I really don’t have a lot of Braxton Hicks like I did with Emeline. I thought I would this time too, but no.
Symptoms: Heartburn, gas and PGP, but that is easing up a bit, so I think I can start working out again!
Belly button in or out? In!
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: TIRED!
Looking forward to: Emeline not being sick anymore!
Compared to 1st pregnancy: I am having a lot more symptoms this time around. My skin is also REALLY dry. I think my diet needs an overhaul, but it is difficult when you live in someone else’s house with so many people, especially when they are vegetarian and you are not. I feel awkward making something only for myself and a bit selfish doing it too.


Stay tuned for my 22 week update next Saturday!


Posted on January 29, 2017 in Mommy

20 weeks, I am half way through! I feel like, at this point, I can relax a bit about something going wrong. I am a bit of a pessimist my hubby says, but I prefer to think of myself as a realist. I am always preparing for the worst just in case something goes wrong. I want to be ready. I think it is just my mind’s way of protecting itself, but I have had two ultrasounds where they said everything looks good. This is even considering that I didn’t feel great walking away from my 20 week scan. The technician was a bit different, barely said anything and looked at the heart for so long! On top of that I have carried a baby to full term before with no issues and I am going to do everything I can to keep this pregnancy as good as it can be with kick counts, a healthy diet and exercise (back permitting or course)!

How far along? 20 weeks, HALF WAY!!
Total weight gain: I don’t know and to be honest I don’t really want to :/
Maternity clothes?  I found an old pair of maternity jeggings from when I was pregnant with Emeline! I am happy to have at least one more option to wear! All of my t-shirts are getting a bit short though :/ I have to wear a tank top underneath them!
Stretch marks? Nope
Best moment this week: Doing a sit down video for my vlog about my early sign and symptoms of pregnancy!
Miss anything? Warm weather. The cold weather and ice are starting to get to me. Where is the snow? Isn’t this Norway?
Movement: I felt more movement on Monday and Wednesday I think, but Thursday nothing and Friday only one solid punch. I can’t wait to feel more movement soon, darn anterior placenta! I hope this baby is a bit more active than miss Emeline was. I feel like she NEVER moved and I had to do extra kick counts! Towards the end I was able to feel her move her hands and that made things easier.
Food cravings: Vinegar! I don’t know why, but I swear could drink it this week.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Just eggs still.
Gender: Boy
Labor signs: I feel like I have gotten a few Braxton Hicks contractions, but with Emeline I had them regularly starting at 15 weeks, so that is normal for me.
Symptoms: Heartburn, crying very easily, gas, PGP, extremely tired, irritable
Belly button in or out? In!
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: I have actually been really irritable this week 🙁
Looking forward to: Going to bed!
Compared to 1st pregnancy: I am showing more now than I was with Emeline at this point.

(I took these photos at night after dinner, so I don’t know how accurate they are of the bump. I am going to try to take them in the morning from now on.)




Stay tuned for my 21 week update on Saturday!
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