Baby River’s Birth Story – Part 2

If you haven't already read the first part of River's birth story, make sure to check it out at the link below. Now on with part 2 of the story! It was about 5:30 am and on the ride to the hospital we called my in laws to come down to help with our son Noah.   As … Continue reading Baby River’s Birth Story – Part 2

He’s Here! Baby River’s Birth Story – Part 1

I'm back!  It's been a while and a lot has happened since my last post on November 7th.  So let just dive right into it all! On Tuesday December 2nd (36 weeks and 5 days), I had my routine midwife appointment.  When I arrived I noticed some major swelling in my legs which concerned me.  … Continue reading He’s Here! Baby River’s Birth Story – Part 1

33 Weeks!

How far along?   33 weeks and 8 months pregnant!  Eeeek!!!  My handy dandy pregnancy app tells me that baby is as big as a pineapple!  It's measuring at about 17 inches and 4.5 lbs.  Baby S is just about finished growing in length and will be packing on the fat until it makes its big … Continue reading 33 Weeks!

25 Weeks!

  WOWZA!  As I upload these bump photos, I can't get over how big my bump got since the last time I posted.  Baby S measures at about 13.5 inches and weighs approximately 1.5 lbs.  That means baby has doubled in size since the last time I posted so I guess it makes sense! How … Continue reading 25 Weeks!

21 Weeks!

Well, here I am at 21 weeks!  I am feeling great and really enjoy being pregnant right now. This week movement has really increased which makes it that much more real.  Tuesday we had an ultrasound appointment and midwife appointment afterward.  Seeing the baby was so neat!  We got to see all different views and … Continue reading 21 Weeks!

19 Weeks!

How Far Along?  19 weeks!  Entering the 20th week and I am so excited to be at that half way point of my pregnancy! Total weight gain:  14 lbs so far.  Hoping I can stick to the pound a week recommendation going forward.  That would put within the range of the weight gain experts recommend. … Continue reading 19 Weeks!

16 weeks!

Well, I wanted to updated you all on my pregnancy a little more often than I have but it's been a busy few weeks!  But here I am heading into the 17th week of my pregnancy.  I have to say, I am feeling great!  I am finally feeling well enough to focus on eating a … Continue reading 16 weeks!

12 Weeks!

Hey everyone!  Before I get started with my weekly pregnancy progress, I have to share what an exciting week it's been for my family.  We became foster parents to an adorable, old man named Rocco.  He is a 13 year old English Bulldog that was rescued by the Illinois English Bulldog Rescue.  His owner of 13 … Continue reading 12 Weeks!

Big Announcement!

Hey everyone!  I am sure some of you that follow me have noticed that I have been pretty quite for a while now.  I haven't been feeling the best and haven't had much energy over the past several weeks because..... I am expecting!     I am just about out of the 1st trimester and I … Continue reading Big Announcement!

Whole30: Mission Complete – 7 Tips and Take Aways

We did it!  We completed the Whole30!The past 30 days, I have become so much more aware of what I have been putting into my body.  The way I look at food  has changed and I've developed some wonderful habits that I will carry with me into the future.  I feel like my body is … Continue reading Whole30: Mission Complete – 7 Tips and Take Aways