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21 Weeks -

Well my pregnancy updates this time around have sort of turned into a joke. I think I've done just three or four? This is merely an attitude I have towards blogging in general and has nothing to do with me not wanting to record this pregnancy.

Although, when reading my recaps of my pregnancy with Eli my recaps of this pregnancy with baby girl (who finally has a name yay) are pretty much identical.

In fact, I stated this last blog post but it's worth mentioning again, I started both pregnancies the SAME exact weight and to this point I have gained the SAME exact weight.

It blows my mind.

I thought I was doing so much better this time around, not eating everything I wanted, still jogging, carrying a THIRTY POUND TODDLER EVERYWHERE.

But yeah not so much, I'm still well on my way to gaining 40+ pounds over here. Which is fine. I will just revisit my ole friend Weight Watchers when all is said and done.

Thanks for comments and couple of messages about my placenta previa, no matter what you are going through, big or small it's always nice to hear of others who can relate to the situation.

I talked to my doctor a little more about it last week and feel better about it. I still wish I could jog, that is probably the thing I miss the most.

One of my best friends from college came over yesterday and she has an 8 month old baby girl. SO crazy to think that this time next year we will have an 8 month old baby girl. How exciting! Eli was good with the baby most of the time but didn't like share his toys all the time.

My 21 week comparison pic. Eli on the left, baby girl on the right.

I'm getting a little nervous about adding a baby to the mix. I'm so excited, but man, it's a little nervewracking to think of doing all the baby stuff again. I wrote a post about all my thoughts. It should be up soon. 

Happy Thanksgiving week! I can't wait to get my hands on those potatoes! 



Random Thoughts

I haven't done a random post in awhile, and beacause I've only blogged ONCE during the month of November I figured a random post is the best way to sum up some of my thoughts.

1. Pregnancy with baby girl Tree is going well. I thought I was doing all good and not gaining as much weight as I did with Eli and yesterday at the doctor's office I found out I have gained the same amount of weight that I did last time so far. It seems my body has a set weight and just goes with it. Well ok then.

2. I have a partial placenta previa (basically means I have a low placenta) so I've been up on several restrictions, no jogging, heavy lifting, moving objects, etc. While it's been a little frustrating at times (especially while moving and trying to get a house put together) I understand the restrictions are for both my and baby girl Tree's protection so I am following the rules.

3. It is 29 degrees here today. I hope I don't have to leave the house, or get dressed. I already have stuff to make chicken enchiladas for dinner. I'm excited about a day in with no plans!

4. We are getting new furniture today, I am SO excited! I have wanted new furniture for awhile, but as life happens money goes elsewhere and we weren't able to get furniture. Well the time has finally come when we were able to make the purchase. I originally started out wanted fabric furniture but eventually decided that leather is probably the best choice for our family with small children.

5. I am so excited about Thanksgiving next week!

6. This is the first time in several years that I don't have my Christmas stuff up yet. I usually like to get it up the week before Thanksgiving so that after Turkey Day all our stuff is up and we can fully enjoy it. Well having my restrictions has put a slow -down to that, I can't lift the tree to put it up and Luke and I just haven't had time to work on it together. Thankfully Luke's mom is going to come one day and help me get it all up. Yay!

7. Scentsy is having some awesome sales for the next couple of days. Like CRAZY good sales. Check it out for Christmas gifts, or if you've ever wanted to try Scentsy but didn't want to spend the money this would be a good time to get some stuff for cheap and see if you like it! THIS LINK should hopefully take you directly to the sale!

8. If you shop at Target do you use the Cartwheel app? I absolutely love it! I'm not an extreme couponer or anything (I honestly wish I was) but with that app I'm able save some money, yesterday I saved $20, woo hoo!

9. I'm going to a cookie exchange party tomorrow and need to find a good cookie recipe. I want to win!

10. Happy weekend! Stay warm!


It's a girl!

Well we are having a girl!!!

I really can't believe it, but at the same time I can.

Prior to this pregnancy I always thought I would be an all boy mom. I really had no reason for thinking that and considering I can't see into the future it was kind of a dumb thing to think, but really I just assumed Luke and I would have all boys.

However, from the beginning of this pregnancy I had a feeling it was a girl. When I was pregnant with Eli I knew without a doubt it was a boy, no question.

This time I just had a feeling it was a girl. I wasn't certain but I was about 90% sure it was a girl. Which sort of scared me.

And then at 16 weeks I found out that it was indeed a girl. And I was still scared, but also really excited.

I've never pictured myself as a girl mom. I'm not big into frilly type things, and bows and tutus just don't seem like my cup of tea, but obviously having a daughter goes way above frilly things. And even though I feel like I just got this boy thing down and now I'm going to learn all the girl ways I'm really excited!

I am excited for Eli to have a little sister, and when I think about girl days and shopping trips and having a daughter, it just seems so fun! I've started looking at girl clothes and bedding and I get a little bit more excited everyday! I have started feeling her move which is always the most miraculous yet creepy feeling.

We have a name picked out, I will share it soon.

Also, we are now officially moved into our new house! It was a long process but we found a great house and after some negotiating we were able to make it our new home. Yay!

We closed on Halloween and spent the weekend moving in. I will say moving while pregnant and with a toddler is not the easiest thing. I feel tired all the time and I have a feeling it might be a year before this house is decorated BUT we are in and we are so thankful! What a journey it was from the time we listed our house to the day we closed on our new house. But we learned so much during that time and as cliche as it sounds it brought us closer together. 

So lots of big things going on around here! Now off to attempt to unpack a little bit more. Our goal is to actually get our cars in the garage this week. Big plans!