Sunday, May 24, 2015

Mommy Moments #148

Welcome to Mommy Moments! We hope you all had a week filled with wonderful memories!  I have enjoyed getting to know all the new mamas linking up and sharing their lives with us! I can't wait to hear more from you all again this week! 

Motherhood has its seriousness and frustration as well as its laughs. That's why we are here. Life is much easier when traveled with companions! So mamas, let's join together in the spirit of motherhood and share our moments together. We want to hear the happy, sad, tough, terrible, hilarious moments that make being a mother the best job in the world!


The top viewed link this week belongs to Callie from Through Clouded Glass and her post The Big Day! She shares with us her excitement as they celebrate finding out the gender of baby #4 as well as some adorable baby bump shots. If you haven't had the chance to guess what she is having, head on over now to cast your vote!




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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Mommy Moments #147

Welcome to Mommy Moments! We hope you all had a week filled with wonderful memories!  I have enjoyed getting to know all the new mamas linking up and sharing their lives with us! I can't wait to hear more from you all again this week! 

Motherhood has its seriousness and frustration as well as its laughs. That's why we are here. Life is much easier when traveled with companions! So mamas, let's join together in the spirit of motherhood and share our moments together. We want to hear the happy, sad, tough, terrible, hilarious moments that make being a mother the best job in the world!


The top viewed link this week belongs to Sarah from The Life Of This Mother and her post Counting The Cost. Sarah offers some great perspective on how the "cost" of motherhood really isn't cost but rather opportunity to serve the Lord by serving our children and families!




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Post can include anything related to mommy-hood, children, homemaking, pregnancy etc. If you aren't a mom yet, feel free to link up your preparation for motherhood, your journey as you try to conceive, or even a post that would be encouraging to the other moms in the party!

Then, explore some of the other posts in the link-up and say hello to some new blog friends! 


Please, pretty please, we'd love it if you would tweet or share the link up on Facebook so we can all make even more friends!
We would also love it if you could add the Mommy Moments button to your post or blog so everyone knows where you are linking up! If you are not able to copy/paste the code on your page, please e-mail one of us and we would be happy to send you the code!

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

20 week update and gender reveal!

For those of you who have been waiting in anticipation to find out if we are having a boy or girl, here is our big news!

To say I was surprised is an understatement! I thought for sure I was having another girl, especially since our 16 week ultrasound didn't show anything. Surprise, surprise! We definitely have a little boy on the way and we couldn't be more thrilled :) Now I just need all the boy mamas out there to give me your best tips!

How Far Along? Almost 21 weeks, so I'm a bit behind! It's just not as easy to get to my computer with a two year old running around! 

Movement? 
I can tell this little guy is going to be keeping me up at night soon with his acrobatics. My hubby gets to feel him kicking almost every evening now which is fun! I like that he gets to start bonding with the baby that way too.

Morning Sickness: Still battling the nausea, but it wasn't terrible this week! My mornings and evenings are the worst for some reason but it's worth it for a healthy baby!

Weight Gain: I'm on a pretty steady gain of about a pound a week which is where my doctor wants me at now so we're right on track! 

Clothes: I have one pair of non-maternity jeans that I can still button but otherwise I have mostly transitioned to maternity jeans and even some shirts for comfort sake! I'm hoping to find some shorts that fit me well for the hot days I know are just around the corner!

Best Moment of my week: Finding out that we are having a boy! I still can't fully wrap my mind around it!

Worst moment of my week: The ultrasound we had showed that there may be an issue with our son's kidneys functioning properly. It's a condition called Renal Hydronephrosis. Although it isn't a serious or life-threatening condition, it's still hard to hear. I will go to see a specialist next week to find out more details. Prayers for complete healing for him are appreciated!

Sleep: I am still sleeping pretty well at night but needing WAY more sleep than I remember needing with my first pregnancy. Why am I so tired? 

Miss Anything: I am starting to miss being able to have full range of movement, like squatting down to play with my daughter or laying on the floor on my belly...it's the little things that you take for granted until you can't do them anymore!

Cravings: Cherries. I remember this happening to me with my daughter as well. When I see cherries first come out, they sound SO yummy, but they are SO expensive! I'm holding out for a few more weeks for them to be a normal cost and then I'm giving in!

Aversions: Eggs, and salsa. Eck

Mood: I have days with a lot of energy and then blah days where I'm just trying to make it through the day! That's the second trimester for ya!

Other Symptoms: I am so thankful to be feeling better in my lower back and sciatica nerve! Going to PT 2x a week has helped a ton and I am learning what I can and can't do to stay feeling well. I am also having some Braxton Hicks which is a little too early for my comfort. I am trying to take it easier so they lighten up!

What Big Sister Thinks: She is finally getting used to the idea that she is going to have a little brother. She loves to touch my belly and feel him kick her little hand. She also randomly stops playing to come give brother "kisses". She is going to be the best big sister!

Looking Forward: I am looking forward to deciding on a name! We have a few ideas but haven't decided on anything yet. We may wait until he is born to share the name publicly this time just in case we change our minds! I'm also looking forward to seeing this sweet little face again on the ultrasound. That's our boy!

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Mommy Moments #146

Welcome to Mommy Moments! and a happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mamas who are a part of this great community here! We hope you all had a week filled with wonderful memories!  I have enjoyed getting to know all the new mamas linking up and sharing their lives with us! I can't wait to hear more from you all again this week! 

Motherhood has its seriousness and frustration as well as its laughs. That's why we are here. Life is much easier when traveled with companions! So mamas, let's join together in the spirit of motherhood and share our moments together. We want to hear the happy, sad, tough, terrible, hilarious moments that make being a mother the best job in the world!


The top viewed link this week belongs to Amanda from Tickled Pink and her announcement of the birth of her sweet son Benjamin: Three Becomes Four! What a blessing just in time for Mother's Day! Make sure you stop by to congratulate Amanda and her family!




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Now, link up your post!
Post can include anything related to mommy-hood, children, homemaking, pregnancy etc. If you aren't a mom yet, feel free to link up your preparation for motherhood, your journey as you try to conceive, or even a post that would be encouraging to the other moms in the party!

Then, explore some of the other posts in the link-up and say hello to some new blog friends! 


Please, pretty please, we'd love it if you would tweet or share the link up on Facebook so we can all make even more friends!
We would also love it if you could add the Mommy Moments button to your post or blog so everyone knows where you are linking up! If you are not able to copy/paste the code on your page, please e-mail one of us and we would be happy to send you the code!

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Monday, May 4, 2015

A second trimester update!


I am so excited to start updating you all on this pregnancy, although I'm afraid that it's already been more difficult to keep up with bump photos and pregnancy details with a busy two year old hanging around. I will do what I can! For now, here is how this pregnancy has been so far as I approach the 20 week mark. Halfway there already!


How Far Along? 19 weeks and a few days (photo from 17 weeks)

Movement? 
I thought I was losing my mind, but right around 14 weeks I started to feel little flutters and nudges. I kept telling myself I was imagining it but it started to get more regular that I'm confident I am feeling my baby! God knew I needed that daily reassurance that my baby was doing well! Now I feel very strong kicks and rolls from this little ninja ever day. Even my hubby has gotten to feel some little kicks already. This is one of my favorite parts of being pregnant!

Morning Sickness: Many of you probably remember my battle with Hyperemesis Gravidarum with Kaleigh and are curious how it's been this time around. It started off pretty rough this time as well and I chose not to take Zofran again because of the class action lawsuit against it. Instead, my doctor recommended a new morning sickness remedy formulated especially for pregnant women called Diclegis. The only issue with it was cost at over $300 a fill. Thankfully my amazing doctor  told me how to make it myself for a fraction of the cost and it has helped me even more than Zofran did with Kaleigh. Praise the Lord for that! Although I haven't thrown up nearly as much this time around, I still feel nauseous most of the time, especially in the evenings which is no fun, but I'm grateful for the hormones keeping my baby healthy!

Weight Gain: I have already gained around 8-10 pounds which is great for me considering how hard it was for me to gain weigh with my first!

Clothes: I can still button a few of my jeans, but they are getting pretty snug. Shirts are also getting a little too short to hide my growing bump! I have started wearing some maternity shorts/jeans and shirts these days, no shame! There's just no sense in being uncomfortable!

Best Moment of my week: Feeling my baby move around and K wanting to give the baby kisses. 

Worst moment of my week:   My evenings are pretty rough as I typically just feel exhausted and sick. My poor hubby sees the worst of me every evening or doesn't see me at all as it's sometimes easier to just go to bed early than be miserable!

Sleep: If my two year old sleeps through the night, I am still sleeping well...if she doesn't, I don't!

Miss Anything: Energy. Enough said!

Cravings: Kettle corn, Mandarin oranges, fruit, salty snacks and cold drinks

Aversions: Boiled eggs, sometimes chicken, and salad.

Belly Button: Sorta starting to pop

Other Symptoms: I've had some pretty bad lower back pain and sciatic nerve pain already that my doctor is having me go to physical thereby for. My SI joint was out of place causing one of my legs to be longer than the other and messing everything up from there. I visit my physical therapist twice a week and it seems to be healing already which is great! 

Mood: Tired but so grateful for this growing life inside of me. Every day that goes by, I am thankful for the time God has given me with this sweet baby. 

Looking Forward: We have the anatomy ultrasound scan TODAY to find out if we are having a boy or a girl. I can't wait! I would love to hear your predictions on if this baby is a boy or a girl!


Dear baby,

My heart is full, knowing that God, the great Creator is knitting you together inside of me. It's amazing that I can feel you moving already when you are still so tiny. You have already taught me much about trust as I'm learning to commit your life even now into the hands of the one who is forming you. I can't wait to meet you, to hold you, cuddle you and show you how much you are loved. There's also a certain two year old out here who is pretty anxious to meet you and cover you with snuggles and kisses. You have a wonderful daddy as well who is taking such good care of you already by taking care of me! We thank the Lord for you and pray for you every day! 

Love, mama

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