24 Weeks Pregnant

How far along: 24 weeks

Symptoms: Lower back pain

Nicknames/Names: We haven’t picked a name yet, but we have a front runner.

 

Best moment of this week: Hearing baby girls heartbeat again. Everything is healthy and she is growing so well…so am I 🙂

Miss anything: It’s getting more difficult to do normal tasks. The other day at church I was sitting down and I tried to grab my purse and I couldn’t. Also, it’s becoming more difficult to put my pants on.

Movement: Baby girl is a mover. She loves when I eat and when I lay down. She also loves when her dad puts his hands on my belly and talks to her.

Maternity Clothes: I recently bought 4 dresses from Walmart. I went maternity shopping at Target and I attempted to buy pants. They didn’t fit me right and I kept thinking, “I only have 4 more months of this and it will be in the heat of summer. I think I want dresses.” Walmart maternity dresses are literally $10. I bought 4 and I love them. Some of my pants still fit me with my maternity bands, I’m sure I’ll buy more shirts and pants later.

Food cravings: Soda pop. I never drank soda before I was pregnant, but I think my body is craving sugar/caffeine because I am so tired. I don’t give in to my craving, but I still want it.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Red sauce pizza

Have you started to show yet: I am definitely showing. However, I still have to tell people I am pregnant. I think they are just being courteous.

Looking forward to: I want her to keep growing healthy and strong, but I am so excited to meet her.

16 Weeks Pregnant

How far along: 16 weeks and 5 days

Symptoms: I am trying to walk 10,000 steps a day and my back and hips have been hurting like crazy. (This walking thing started during the 2nd trimester. I maybe went to the gym 2 times in the month of January). I also have been getting a few headaches. And my nausea and throwing up stopped for a full week, but then I threw up 3 times in 24 hours. But even with the “symptoms” momma is happy and baby is happy!

Nicknames: We asked our niece Maddie what we should name our baby and she said Rooster. So we call the baby Rooster.

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Here and There October/November 2016

I could not for the life of me think of anything to write for my October Here and There update. So, I decided to combine October with November. Also, I get it… I know it’s February! 🙂

My grandma Theresia and Grandpa Maurice knew how to celebrate the holidays. I found these old photos and it brought back so many memories of going to their house every Halloween to eat chili burgers (sloppy joe’s), orange jell-o, and homemade buttery rolls. I miss them and I want to be more like them in every way. Also, can we talk about how I was Barney for Halloween. It was probably one of my most favorite costumes as a child.

TeAnna dressed up like someone from Beverly Hill Billy’s and there is the Baby Bob to my Barney.

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Books I’ve Been Reading Part V

I haven’t updated my book list in so long. I am going to keep my book reviews short and sweet. All of the books are linked to the Amazon description. And I found all of these at my local library. I have been reading a lot of YA. :/ In fact, the entire list is YA except for one (insert monkey covering eye emoji) I guess the summer makes me feel young and restless. Some of the books below have been some of my favorites of the year.

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Stars Above is the final book of The Lunar Chronicles. It is a collection of short stories about new characters and some of my favorite characters. If you have read The Lunar Chronicles you need to read this.

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“Better Than Before” By Gretchen Rubin

I have another blog post coming about books I’ve been reading, however, I wanted to have this one to have it’s own post. Plus the other books I’ve been reading are all YA fiction. I know, I know. I’m a little embarrassed and a little not.

A few months ago I read the book, Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits–to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build a Happier Life”.

I read it because I was struggling at keeping new habits, I am also a sucker for self-help books and Gretchen Rubin.
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Lake Alice 2016

The very day Robert’s first break from school started we headed off to Lake Alice. We love going so much. We don’t bring in our watches and there isn’t cell service. It is so natural and wonderful being away from technology, clocks and our cell phones.

A few of our friends came with us. Drew stayed the entire time and Christian and Bob drove from Arizona for the trip!

This is probably my very favorite picture from our trip.

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