Monday, February 27, 2017

BUMPDATE // BABY #2 // 27 - 29 Weeks

HOW FAR ALONG // Officially 29 weeks

BABY SIZE // Size of a squash


There have been several nights over the past few weeks where I've had some rough nights of hardly no sleep. Thankfully Shane has been able to get up with Finley in the mornings and I've been able to sleep hard for a couple of hours. My nose has been one main issue of getting no sleep... just extremely hard to breathe even with using my oils. I came home one night after work last week and our neighbor was burning leaves and I got messed up all over again! It's crazy how sensitive your body is during pregnancy! 

My eyes are still messed up feeling extremely dry and I go back to the eye dr in 2 weeks. They had ordered me a pair of glasses to see if I liked them )because they can't fix my broken ones) and I really didn't like them. I felt like I was settling to begin with because they were the cheaper frames I could find... someone new helped me Friday and I found a pair I love! AND, they are almost $100 cheaper! They are actually sunglasses and the guy popped the lenses out and said here try these. Confession. The frames are super big and I'm probably going to get some stares but I really don't care. IF I do end up getting Lasik, I'll have the lenses to make into a pair of sunglasses. Score.

On February 6th, I had a regular checkup and all was good to my knowledge. For the past few appts, I've been stepping on the scale backwards and just ask am I OK and they say yes. I do not want to know numbers right now and I haven't even stepped on the scale at home since August. BP was good (I know I wrote it down somewhere but I have no clue where that would be at this point). I saw the nurse practitioner this time and she wanted me to do the glucose test that week... I did not do it.. for several reasons. I'm opting for them to prick my finger to check sugar levels when I go in.. which they do anyways already.

On February 13th, I went to the hospital to get my rhogam shot. Once again I knew I was going to walk in all brave and I KNOW I must have had a look on my face because the nurse said "honey are you OK?" and I lost it. In front of her, Shane and Finley. She was so sweet but I've seen nurses on facebook make fun of people like me. That's Ok... I know where my fear of needles comes from and its from being hospitalized when I was in the 2nd grade and things going wrong from the moment I got there with getting an IV and then to my hand swelling and having to start all over again.
And the shot didn't even bother me. It was JUST getting my blood drawn.

I woke up two nights ago with my lower let cramping. It was so bad I had to pull my foot back into place. I'm getting up to pee again constantly.


Yes! And Shane's pajama pants and tshirts when I'm home.


Off and on.


Yes! I love it! Except when I get kicked WAY down south. Oh my goodness. This little one is loving my left side again just like Finley. But I can feel so much more now or either she's a little more rambunctious than Finley was!


Tacos, Dr Pepper (whhhaaaaa???), raspberries, and smoothies. Veggie sandwiches from Subway (sometimes I'll eat half the bread or no bread and just get spinach, tom, cucumber, pickles, olives, and lots of jalapenos), there is also a place called Chill Out yogurt on the way to work and they have an AMAZING veggie sandwich. They have the freshest food!!
I despise cooking right now and sadly I can't tell you how much money I've thrown away in food because I haven't been cooking that much. It's ridiculous. 


Another girl!! AND, we have decided on a name. Shane finally just told me to choose and so I did. I'm completely at peace with the decision and just love it so much!


Amazing sleep. Being able to move quicker.


I missed quite a few days there for awhile but I've been keeping up with Shaun T again! Even been doing heavier lifting with my arms and quite a few squats. There was one morning last week or this week where I only got about 2 hours sleep.. that afternoon when Finley napped I popped in a video and it was amazing at the energy I had after that! So that's been my motivation .. to push myself to do it even when I don't feel like it in hopes that it will make me feel better.


I've had some pretty upset moments for sure. I truly am trying to be better and literally calling on the name Jesus.


Wow two nights ago was a doozy! I want to study it out to see what it may mean but I don't care to share it here.


I'm sure he's tired of hearing me ask "have you heard from ____ about the porch??" We are converting our backporch into a sunroom/new living room and making the living room we are in now back to a bedroom AKA nursery. I have ABOUT 10 weeks left and we've had people quote us outrageously and then people who have quoted us decent but won't call us back to confirm and get things going!! It's about to send me over the edge. I just want everything to be in order bringing a new born home. I've already told Shane I will NOT be living here if there is construction going on AFTER we get home from the hospital. I did that with Finley and I WILL NOT be doing it again. We will all 3 be taking a staycation somewhere else.


Sox has been constantly rolling in horse poo.. Kyli can't stop barking at nothing. Mara is as sweet as ever... her breathe just smells like fish. Peeyoooh.


Since my last post, God is still continuing to bless my Monat business! There have been some lows but I am still pushing and I'm almost at a DOUBLE promotion this month! Eeeeek! I can't believe how close I am! Shane came home today(Saturday), and I got busy making calls and following up with people. 

I've been trying to spend as much time with Finley as I can. Some days it's SO HARD.. especially when I'm not feeling up to doing anything. She wants to be carried a LOT and that's hard too. I just keep telling myself that there is going to be an end to that and enjoy it while I can. She was ALL about giving kisses and hugs today. Oh my goodness I didn't even have to ask for them!! She would just wrap her arms around me and plant kisses on me out of no where! Shane even told me to call a babysitter today if I wanted time for myself but look at what I would've been missing had I done that.

We had our maternity pictures taken last Friday too.

 I can't wait to get the rest and I'm SO EXCITED that Shane and Finley are in these too. Shane was out of town with Finley's and our photographer even got some of Finley by herself and with Shane that I can't wait to see. We haven't had her picture taken since the announcement in August/Sept? I know that doesn't seem like that long but she has changed SO much since then.

I've really been cleaning out the house again too. Our dining room is filled with boxes full of stuff I've cleaned out to have a yard sale. So ready for it! I just have a couple more places to go thru and I should be done. If I could get up in the attic and go thru and organize that, I would. It's too dangerous tho. 

I've started reading the Womanly Art of Breastfeeding and praying my milk comes in again (I could pray some more about this) and that this time I'll be successful at it. I would really love for this to happen.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Finley // 18 Months


You had your 18 month checkup on February 2nd and you got another perfect report from Dr Setia! We are so thankful for your health and how God has blessed you and us with you growing and developing the way He designed us to be! You weighed 26lbs, 32 inches long, and your HC was 18 3/4. I really don't agree with this, but Dr said you were "chunky" for your weight and height. Seriously? He advised us no juice except at breakfast (he is very big on this) and your snacks should be veggies and fruits. You had been throwing down some bran muffins and the only other bread we have is Red Mill pancakes. You are so active tho! We started doing watered down OJ when we all started getting colds but it wasn't an everyday thing. You still love your water and milk!

You've started cutting another tooth on the bottom and since I haven't been sleeping well, I've heard you cry out at night some. I don't know if you are hurting or if you are looking for your paci but it doesn't last very long. I'd really like to get rid of the paci before too long. It could just be me but I just feel like your teeth are going to be messed up from it.

You still haven't reached the weight limit to come out of your newborn car seat but we are ready to look into the Graco 4 in 1 seat. 

Second time at the salon with Mommy! Gigi came and helped and you were so good.

I think you can see a little in this picture... you tripped and fell on your Puff's bottle and ended up with a bruise on your face. 

It started getting really cold and was actually supposed to snow this particular weekend but it didn't.

"snow day" and everyone fell asleep on Mommy!


You had been doing 2 naps a day but most days you have gone to one 1 1/2-3 hour nap a day. I guess it just depends on the day. You sleep throughout the night, PRAISE THE LORD, and you' still sleep great in the car as well. So thankful for your sleeping habits!

We've been trying to get to church every Sunday. You've really gotten SO much better about going into the nursery and you love Lauren who is in there most of the time. This past Sunday, you didn't cry when I picked you up and they told me you really enjoyed being in there with all of the kids and were so happy. There were the most kids in nursery Sunday that I've ever seen. Sometimes it's just you and Lauren.

You love yogurt and are so good at feeding yourself with spoons and forks.

I love our family time!

You love on your sister and give her kisses and hugs and even do it when I don't even ask! It is THE sweetest thing!!

And then you love to pick your nose. Hee hee.

You were laughing so hard when Daddy was doing this!

You are loving wearing hats, headbows, and necklaces these days! And you even pose for the camera. 

I catch you on your belly all the time. It's one of your favorite ways to sit. Even on the couch you will take the cushions, pile them up, and lay on your stomach watching TV.

You still love your babies which makes me think you will be so good and helpful with your baby sister. I know there may be times of jealousy but we will work thru it.

This is the laptop you picked out in December with Gigi at Toys R Us and it's one of your fave things. Thank the Lord it's a learning tool!

You still love to read too! We love reading books with you too.

We all love snuggles too... especially Mommy. It's one of my faves. One afternoon, we BOTH laid down for a nap and instead of putting you in your crib, we laid down in the bed and napped together. I can't wait to do that again sooner than later.


You have continued to love on Kyli and you have no problem telling them "no no no no no no!". I've had to watch y'all two tho because you will hit at her and she tries to still lick you in the face. Yick.

You play in Mommy's jewelry every morning while I'm getting ready.

Love to see you smile!!

... and all your facial expressions.

Mimi and Big Pop got you this play house for Christmas and you love it. 

We've had some warmer days and we DEFNITLEY get outside when that happens. Still one of your favorites!

We had lunch with Gamma and Mama Jane one afternoon at Ruby Tuesdays! It was great and for the most part you did well.

Rearranging makeup!

This particular morning we hung out and watched the inauguaration of Donald Trump becoming President! 

Christmas morning! You really like your Leapfrog tablet too. I've got to get the other books for your age.

Tea time with Mama Jane! I'm trying to do Christmas posts with all the family.

You love your Gigi for sure!

So glad you are wearing shoes now!


You have been staying at Gamma and Pa's, when they don't come over here, on the days that Mommy and Daddy work.

You are trying so hard to talk! Your babble has definitley picked up. 

You started saying "mama" again! Yay! On 1.11.17 I made a note of this. I don't know if this was the first time since forever but it was SO wonderful to hear!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017


HOW FAR ALONG// 26 Weeks

BABY SIZE//  weighs about 2 lbs, about the size of a scallion


The right side of my lower back is starting to give me fits again. My legs feel so tired and achy. My nose is stopped up a lot and there has even been traces of blood on the tissue when I've blown my nose. Yikes. I've been using YL Peppermint and Lemon to help with that. The lemon seems to help a lot more than the peppermint! I've also been using grapeseed oil and Frankinsince on my stomach to help with stretch marks. I can't tell if I have new ones or if the ones I had are just shining even more now that my belly is getting bigger. I'm praying what's there are just the ones I've had before.
My body feels like its in slow motion. It just doesn't want to get going a lot of times lately. I can get up fine but after I've been up for about 30 minutes, I'm ready to go back to bed. It's taking me a lot to get going these past few days.
I don't know what Braxton Hicks feel like but I'm thinking I've had a few. I feel like the center of my stomach is ripping in half as well. Very uncomfortable. 
My eyes have been extremely dry and feel like sandpaper if I ever wake up in the middle of the night. My contacts are so messed up that I've been wearing my glasses a lot.. and they aren't really any better either because now my frames are cracked and I have one ear piece. Shane is telling me to get Lasik and I'd love to look into that more after the baby. My eye dr has already told me that I will have to be done with breast feeding and babies before I will be allowed to do it. I've never had this much trouble with my eyes and contacts and it's just getting out of hand.


Leggings.. compression tights.. sports bras(from the get go), maternity tops and LulaRoe tops... Fin and I went shopping one random afternoon and I was able to find a couple of cute maternity tops and the one I'm wearing in this picture. It's not maternity but it's very boho and I love it! I visited Costco with a friend Monday, and I would've stopped at another store several people have recommended for 2nd hand maternity clothes, but I had food on the car and had to get back home. 


I've had several nights sleep that was absolutely wonderful! Like, didn't even move all night long!


All the time and I love it!!


Turkey sandwiches.. today I had a veggie sub.. it was SO GOOD!  To be honest, nothing really ever sounds THAT good to me. Food is just blah but I get so hungry a lot of times.


Girl! So we picked out a name and now I'm going back and forth between the first name that I picked out for her... I'm so confused. Shane and I have been talking and we really just need to pray about it. The first name I picked, I was so sure that was her name and nothing else would do. Then I found another name and Shane liked it too... and now I'm going back to the first. Ahh!!I love both of them now but I'm ready and have been ready to call her by name.


Being able to breathe! 


I've done t25 twice this week! I have to rewind some of the video because I have had to take some breaks. I will say I'm proud of myself in the fact that I've done SOMETHING this far into pregnancy. With Finley, at this time, I don't think I did anything at all. It's suposed to be a little warmer this week and I'd love to get out and walk the hills in the yard for some more cardio. I just really want to try and keep going as long as I can. Especially reading how fitness has helped women bounce back after pregnancy... we shall see.


Have I mentioned how ready I am to get started on this porch so we can get the nursery ready?? I don't want it to sneak up on us!! I do know Shane has been in contact with the person of interest who will be remodeling and I hope he comes soon this week to check everything out!
I've gotten frustrated and really burnt out at times when its just been me and Finley and she's wanting to run all over the house. It has just been really wearing me out lately.

I feel like I'm in a pre nesting mood and I've started going thru stuff in the house. The girls at work are saving me their boxes so I can pack stuff up and my Mom and I are going to have a yard sale. It's feeling good getting stuff out of the way! I know we are going to grow out of this house sooner than later. I love this house but I think I'd love being in something a little bigger.


I know I've had some this week but I can't remember too much about them.


Baseball is continuing... he has ordered a dumpster for us to start cleaning out the milk barn so we can do some remodeling out there and have some more storage space. 
I also told him I wasn't going to do the gestational diabetes test and he vetoed that real quick like. 


They have been barking this week! I think there is a cat that has taken up in the barn and its driving them nuts... and in return, THEY are driving ME nuts!!!


Coach and I went on a date to Outback Friday night for the first time since December. It was wonderful. I just wish I hadn't been so tired. But it was great! I hope we can go on another one soon. I feel like we've been really distant with each other lately.
I have also come across a new business opportunity with a company called Monat and the Lord is already blessing it! I had been praying about this and I know this was the perfect timing. There have been some amazing Sunday's at church for me the past couple weeks and I feel like there have been some breakthroughs in a couple areas of my life. It's been such an amazing feeling and there has been such a peace that has come over me. I feel like a calming has come over me more than ever before and I'm so thankful for that. I'm not saying I haven't gotten a little worked up at times or even frustrated with some things.. but I can tell a huge difference within myself in just the past few weeks! 


HOW FAR ALONG// 25 weeks

BABY SIZE// A rutabaga


I had a few long days at work the 25th week due to making up for "snow days" the week before, which turned out to be nothing really but worries of ice in some areas.. my back has really started bothering me.. my legs are super achy so I try to wear my compression tights as much as I can stand it. They make me feel so much better but it is a job trying to get them on; and, when I wear them under leggings and jeans, its just so many layers. Still feeling a little more pressure these days than when I did with Finley.. my nose is still giving me fits.. even when Shane cooks bacon I start sneezing and it irritates my nose so bad, it just gets stopped up and I can't breathe. 
I'm trying to lay on my left side at night but I have to switch to my right because now I feel like I have a pinched nerve.. it feels like my pelvic bone is pressing into a nerve and it sends a numbing feeling all the way down the inside of my leg to my foot. It kept me up majority of one night this week. No matter how I laid I could not get comfortable. Total misery.

MATERNITY CLOTHES// Yes with some LulaRoe tops.


For the most part, good. I'm still taking lavender baths when I feel like taking them and drinking tart cherry juice.

MOVEMENT// All the time and I love it!


I've been trying to eat better and drink more water but it's absolutely disgusting to me. Veggies are too.. even cooked my favorite way before I got pregnant.



Sleep and sleep. My body not hurting so bad but I'm pretty sure that me carrying around Finley isn't helping much with that.


Yes, I've been trying to do t25 as much as I can which may be 1 or 2 days a week.


Sometimes stressful just thinking of everything we need to get done but I feel like I've done pretty good.


None that I can remember.


He's been busy with baseball season and I've been reminding him of the countdown until baby arrives!


They have been very good and cuddly.

I used part of my gift card Shane gave me for Christmas at Chateau Elan. I couldn't use the whirlpool (unless I just put my feet in, no steam room or sauna) and that really stunk. I thought maybe I could just get in the sauna if no one was using it, keep the door open and just breathe in some of the eucalyptus but it never happened. 1. I ended up just not even taking a bathing suit and 2. it wouldn't have worked anyways because it was SO CROWDED!! It was a holiday and before I realized it it was too late to reschedule without being charged. Regardless, my massage was wonderful and it was just what I needed. I'll be saving the rest of my card for after Baby #2 so I can use all the amenities. 
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