On My 29th Birthday

When I laid out 30 goals for me to complete before my 30th birthday in January, I had not planned on adding a new traveler to our little family. Pregnancy and a new baby come with a lot of life changes that slowed my roll and reprioritized my goals. My 29th birthday was almost 3…

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Bumpdate: Week 39

39 weeks pregnant and still cooking. Or at least that was the case when I began drafting this post. If you follow my Instagram account, you know that Sea Monkey made their grand entrance a little over a week ago at 39 weeks and 6 days gestation. Weight: I am down another pound this week,…

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Bumpdate: Week 38

38 weeks and still pregnant! Weight: down half a pound? So 33.5 lbs gained so far. While it sounds like a lot, the midwife had nothing but praise for my “textbook” weight gain; especially being a gestation diabetes mommy. Sex: Still team boy, prepared for a girl, but I think I will be honestly surprised if sea…

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Bumpdate: Week 37

37 weeks down, 3 ish to go until we meet this sea monkey! Sorry about weeks 35 and 36. I am claiming late pregnancy as my excuse. As any mommy can attest, at this point I want to do everything and nothing at the same time and unfortunately those posts fell through the cracks. Weight: Up…

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Bumpdate: Week 34

34 weeks and the danger zone is looming…6 weeks to go! Weight: 29 lbs. I am feeling like I have this weight gain thing in control and maybe can loose it easier than the 40+ I gained with Ella. Sex: I am feeling boy this week and kind of struggling with being Team Green. I…

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Bumpdate: Week 33

33 weeks pregnant! Once again, better late than never. Weight: 28 lbs and now I am feeling like I haven’t gained too much…yet. Sex: More girl feelings, no new dreams to help me decide. Only 7 more weeks until the secret is revealed! Cravings: Popcorn, sour gummy worms though I am resisting, McDonalds chicken nuggets…

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Bumpdate: Week 32

32 weeks. Weight: 27 lbs as of my Doctor’s visit Friday. Sex: As Ella continues to insist Baby is a girl, mommy is back to believing it too. At this point, I am preparing for both. Craving: Yogurt. Ice cream. Deli meat and French fries. Aversions: Nothing really stands out this week. Symptoms: Lots of pressure and ALWAYS needing to…

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Bumpdate: 31 Weeks

31 weeks. I’ve been so busy with Hurricane Irma that I didn’t get a chance to enjoy this week in pregnancy. No bump picture and too many occasions where my round shape in the mirror surprised me. Weight: Guessing 28? My next appointment is next Friday and honestly the belly has gotten too big for me…

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Bumpdate: Week 30

30 weeks! Holy Cow! Three quarters of the way through pregnancy. I am feeling like holding this baby is right around the corner, and as fast as the last 30 weeks have gone, I have no doubt the next 10 will fly by. Weight: Up 27 lbs. Got weighted at my appointment on Friday. I hear that…

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Bumpdate: Week 29

29 weeks. Eek! Weight: +22 ish lbs maybe? Sex: I was beginning to feel confident that we would be adding a baby boy to our family in November, but I dreamt of a baby girl Sunday night. So that is 2 dreams for a girl and 1 dream for a boy. Craving: Ice cream and pasta Aversions: Bread and rice were…

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