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.



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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