17 Weeks

Made it through another week! It was a really busy week, but a fun one.  The girls started swimming lessons this week.  They go every Tuesday and Thursday.  Jovie is a little fish and LOVES the water.  We can’t keep her out.  Emmy likes to play in the water, but doesn’t like to swim or learn how to swim or put her head in the water.  Kenna is trying to learn how to swim, but I am thinking it is not going to be her strongest talent, like her mama. lol.  It is fun to get out and do something active with the girls.  The middle of January in Wisconsin can get kind of loooonng.
This week I also got to have an exercise and oils class.  My two favorite things mixed together.  I have been running/exercising since middle school.  I have been using essential oils for the last 5 years for balancing hormones, sleep support, immune support, sore muscles, anything and everything for the girls, skin support, and pretty much everything in our home. I try to keep our home as chemically free as possible.
Potty training is going.  I am trying to stay strong and consistent. I was so tired one day I just wanted to throw a diaper on her, but I didn’t.  When Jovie gets tired she wants to put a diaper on, but I keep reminding her that she is a big girl and needs to wear big girl undies.  She is getting used to it and getting better at holding it in the van and when she is playing.  Praying that we keep trucking a long.  — I ended up going to padded undies and cute big girl undies that she gets to pick out.  We still do diapers at nap and bed time because her diapers are super wet when she wakes up.  If she keeps her undies dry until lunch she gets a treat.  Then after nap if she keeps her undies dry until bed time she also gets a treat.  I found a treat she REALLY loves- candy bracelets.  🙂 🙂   So that has been a good incentive.
Pregnancy is going.  I forget how hard it is to grow a human.  Wufta.  It is kicking my butt.  I am totally the crabbiest I have ever been.  😦 I also haven’t been sleeping the best. So I have been working on getting to bed earlier and not drinking too much caffeine in the afternoon.  I usually don’t drink large amounts of caffeine, but space out the same cup of coffee throughout the whole day. I just ordered some full length maternity leggings.  I don’t have any pants that fit right now.  My maternity ones are too big and my normal pants are too small.

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How far along:  17 weeks

Total weight gain/loss:  6 pounds

Maternity clothes: I took out my carpi maternity leggings yesterday.  My pregnancy clothes are little off because I have had all the girls in the fall/winter months.  So I ordered full length maternity leggings lol. Capri leggings wont kick it January in Wisconsin with below freezing temps.    I also got two t-shirts in the mail:)  YAY.

Stretch Marks: Just a couple left over from my last three pregnancies- I get stretch marks on my butt, inner thighs, and lower back area and some other areas.

Symptoms: SOOO tired.  My digestive system is still sucky.  I also still have perioral dermatitis.

Best Moment: To see the baby bump grow.  I also got some baby magazines in the mail. It is amazing to see all the new baby stuff they have come out with since I have had Kenna. It has only been 6 years, but things have changed so much.

Miss Anything: Having an adult beverage and getting a good nights rest, energy

Movement: I think so…. I wish it was more.

Food cravings:  Chipolte always, little chocolate blueberry desserts

Anything making you queasy or sick: If I don’t eat often enough and certain foods don’t sit well

Have you started to show yet? It is starting to pop out

Labor Signs: zero

Belly button in or out: In

Gender: no guess- I did the baking soda/ urine old wives tale and the results said boy

The Chinese Calendar said: Girl

This week I will try the pencil test and the pendulum test!!! It is fun to see what comes up!!  Any other fun ones to try???

Wedding ring on or off? Still on.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Moody

Baby’s Heart Rate: 162 ❤ ❤

Weekly Favorites: Dark Chocolate sea salt blueberry bites, tacos, Peppermint essential oils for my sore tailbone, and making it to a workout class

Looking Forward to: Trav’s brother is coming home from Alaska for a couple days so we have a fun day planned with the girls and him at MOA. The girls don’t know about it yet, but we are super excited to surprise them.  I am also excited for a kind of low key week. lol.

 

 

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16 Weeks

Finally Friday! I love Friday’s because they start the weekend and I switch weeks for pregnancy.  I finally felt like myself this week, I mean for the most part.  My energy is coming back which leads me to believe I can do like 500 things during the day which in turn leads to the couch at 8:00 p.m. and feeling awful.  I will defiantly need to balance that out.  I can’t be a machine while I am pregnant. Lesson learned.
I also started TRYING to potty train Jovie this week. Lord help me. She just LOVES to be on the potty. Throw stuff in the potty, tear up toilet paper while she is on the potty, turn on the sink and then I can’t get her off the potty.   She seems to do a great job with number 2, but is having a hard time figuring out when she has to go number 1 for sure. I pray for patience and energy so I can keep consistent with her and get her diaper free!!! Ps. I will take all the tips and tricks you have!!!! THANK YOU
As for pregnancy, things are going well.  I totally feel pregnant- lol, tired, moody, hungry, full, wanting food that we don’t have, impatient, all the wonderful things that go with crazy hormones when you are pregnant.  I had my 16 week check up today and everything went great. I got to hear the little heartbeat and then I scheduled my ultrasound. I can’t believe the next time I go to the doctor I will be over half way done. This is by far the fastest pregnancy.  I am so thankful for this experience and just trying to soak it all in.

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How far along:  16 weeks

Total weight gain/loss:  5 pounds

Maternity clothes: Zero so far, but thank goodness for leggings because none of my jeans fit and zero of my maternity pants fit.  I am ordering a couple of basic t-shirts today.  I like to have those for under shirts and they are usually just super soft, comfy, and long!!!

Stretch Marks: Just a couple left over from my last three pregnancies- I get stretch marks on my butt, inner thighs, and lower back area.

Symptoms: My belly is stretching or my uterus is growing or both.  I have some stretching pains going on.  Also my digestive system is just terrible.   I also still have perioral dermatitis.  For some reason I thought it faded with my last pregnancy. I am going to go back and check to see if I had it the whole time or if it did calm down some.  Fingers crossed it does calm down.   😦 😦 😦

Best Moment: Hearing baby’s heartbeat.  It had been like 5 weeks since my last doctor appointment and there is nothing better than hearing that little heartbeat.  It is still hard for me to believe I am growing a little human.  It is just amazing.

Miss Anything: Having an adult beverage and getting a good nights rest

Movement: I think so…. It is so hard to tell whats the baby or gas bubbles lol.

Food cravings:  Chipolte always!!!

Anything making you queasy or sick: If I don’t eat often enough and certain foods don’t sit well

Have you started to show yet? My stomach and middle area are starting to thicken up- by the end of the night it starts to pop out!!!

Labor Signs: zero

Belly button in or out: In

Gender: no guess

Wedding ring on or off? Still on.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Moody still:( The sun has helped though and that usually puts me in a good mood!!!

Baby’s Heart Rate: 162 ❤ ❤

Weekly Favorites: Paleo Turtle bars, tea (also anyone have good tea recommendations- specifically to unwind at night), chips, and extra pillows in my bed to help me sleep. Debating if I want to buy a pregnancy pillow. Anyone ever tried one?  Did you love it?

Looking Forward to: Kenna starts little dribblers, and all the girls start swimming lessons next week.  We also have been planning a couple fun family days coming up!

15 Weeks

15 Weeks Round 4

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! It is amazing how fast it comes and goes.  Having kids makes it such a magical time of year.  Especially when they LOVE everything Christmas.  We had so much fun getting our tree, decorating cookies. decorating the tree, decorating our home and wearing Christmas pj’s.  According to Kenna we need more Christmas decorations outside.  I totally agree. Maybe I will grab some outdoor lights during the after Christmas sales!
I have been super tired so I haven’t been on here to post. Hopefully now that Christmas is done I can get back in the swing of things.  This pregnancy is going super fast.  I can’t believe I am already 15 weeks.  I am definitely feeling it.

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How far along:  15 weeks

Total weight gain/loss:  3 pounds

Maternity clothes: No, not yet, but I wear a lot of leggings.   All of my jeans are getting tight.  Mostly in my back and butt area. lol.

Stretch Marks: Just a couple left over from my last three pregnancies- I get stretch marks on my butt and lower back area.

Symptoms: Crabby and tired, I don’t think I am very much fun when I am pregnant.  I also have perioral dermatitis back on my face. 😦 😦 😦

Best Moment: We finally got around to painting and trimming Jovie’s room.  Now I can start decorating and getting it ready for Jovie and the new baby:)

Miss Anything: Having an adult beverage and my patience

Movement: Maybe….. Sometimes I think I did, but then I don’t feel anything else.

Food cravings:  Nothing fun- I love salty food- I think we have some type of taco meal once a week.

Anything making you queasy or sick: If I don’t eat often enough and certain foods don’t sit well

Have you started to show yet? My stomach and middle area are starting to thicken up.

Labor Signs: zero

Belly button in or out: In

Gender: I have no idea. It is hard to even imagine what life would be like with a little boy.  We had always wanted one of each gender, but will be so happy with whatever the Lord blesses us with.

Wedding ring on or off? Still on.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Moody.  I am pretty tired out from all of the Christmas’s.  We are blessed to have so many, I think once I get a long nap in, I will come back around!!

Baby’s Heart Rate: 175- that was at 11 weeks. We go back to the doctor next week!! YAY!!! I can’t wait.

Looking forward to: Going back to the doctor!! I feel like it has been so long.  I am also looking forward to swimming lessons for the girls and New Year’s Eve.

 

 

I hope you guys all have a very Merry Chrsitmas!!