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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A Pink and Purple Baby Shower

A few weeks ago TeAnna and I threw our sister-in-law a baby shower. She has two boys and this baby is her first girl. This called for a very pink and a very purple baby shower. It is also completely okay in society to have more than one baby shower. I feel like celebrating a new life is one of the best celebrations.

Baby shower gift table

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31 things

1. Robert loves food. I never thought I  could find someone who loves food as much as me and I did. When we read our journals from when we were growing up the entries were always about what we ate that day.

2. He goes on adventures. He loves camping, hiking, canyoneering. He helps me get out of my peeing comfort zone and takes me outdoors.
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Christmas with the Rasmussen’s (2015)

This Christmas was magical, festive, and way too short. Robert had to work Christmas Eve and the day after Christmas. It was the pits. We squeezed every ounce of celebration in when we could.

On the 24th Robert went to work and I prepared to clean the house so we would be ready to go to my parents house when Robert got off work. Robert and I love cleaning before we go out of town so we can come home to a clean home. This time around it didn’t work because it was all up to me and I was a grump. I missed my family. I felt horrible for Robert because he was working and I was home alone. Luckily I got to meet him for a small lunch. When I came home Instead of cleaning I watched Elf and a cheesy holiday movie on Hulu.

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