19 Weeks!

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How far along: 19 Weeks.
Gender: We are guessing girl. But it’s 50/50 right? haha. I was thinking just today that I would genuinely be happy with either one. God knows EXACTLY what our family needs. It kind of blows my mind thinking about how He worked it out so perfectly with the last two we have had. So I am excited to see what He has planned for us next.
Weight gain: 7 pounds as of my last appointment.
Maternity clothes: That’s it and that’s all.
Stretch marks: Not any new ones :)
Belly button in or out: In
Sleep: Sleeping good.
Best moment this week: It being September! I LOVE fall. I am so excited to start seeing it get cooler and see the leaves changing colors.
Worst moment this week: I’ve been really really exhausted and tired this passed week. Not exactly sure why. But I don’t like feeling that way.
Miss anything: Deli Sandwiches.
Movement: This baby is LOW! Just like Maila was. And, though the doctor hasn’t told me I have a feeling the placenta is in the front again (like with Judah’s pregnancy)…so I am not feeling a ton of movement. The baby moves most when I am by myself. I am not sure if that’s because he/she wants all of the attention, or if it just means I am finally clued in to what is going on when I am not chasing other little ones. ha.
Cravings: Cheese sticks with marina, Cheeseburgers, lemons and lemon flavored things, cherry icees, peanut butter M&Ms and fried pickles.
Queasy or sick: Not pregnancy related sick! Though it seems like we keep catching colds. Not looking forward to this cold/flu season if it’s already like this!

18 Weeks!

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How far along: 18 Weeks.
Gender: It’s a SURPRISE :) Still working on names.
Weight gain: 7 pounds as of my last appointment.
Maternity clothes: Everyday. Mainly my leggings and tank tops. But thankfully I think it’s starting to feel more like fall outside!
Stretch marks: Not any new ones :)
Belly button in or out: In
Sleep: Sleeping good.
Best moment this week: Getting to feel the baby kick me. It was feeling more like flutters but not it feels more like little kicks.
Worst moment this week: Walking to the car yesterday and realizing that a rattle snake was literally right next to Maila’s leg. Luckily we locked ourselves in the car and Grandpa killed it for us. No one was hurt. I think Maila might be scarred though from how bad I freaked out.
Miss anything: Deli Sandwiches.
Movement: Feeling little kicks now once or twice a day.
Cravings: Cheese sticks with marina, BEEF, pickles, and anything sweet.
Queasy or sick: Passed the morning sickness. Though currently we all have a cold.
Looking forward to: Meeting our next little one and being a family of five. Is it January yet ;) I’m thankful that fall, thanksgiving, and Christmas are in between. I have a feeling the rest of this pregnancy is going to FLY by!

17 Weeks!

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How far along: 17 Weeks.
Gender: It’s a SURPRISE :) So we are working on picking two names :)
Weight gain: 7 pounds as of my last appointment.
Maternity clothes: Living in leggings and tank tops.
Stretch marks: Not any new ones :)
Belly button in or out: In
Sleep: Sleeping good.
Best moment this week: Moving Molly into college with my family :) So crazy thinking of her being that old. It was fun to get her settled in though.
Worst moment this week: My kids seem to be getting into EVERYTHING these days. Maila smeared valine all in her hair and it still hasn’t washed out. She also pulled out ALL the wipes in her wipe dispenser and gave some to Judah who then shredded them in his crib. And, you know…Judah is throwing things in the toilet and looking for trouble :) haha. They are keeping me on my toes.
Miss anything: Deli Sandwiches. I think I say that everytime.
Movement: Haven’t felt the baby much though this passed week I did start feeling him/her more often. Mainly in the morning hours.
Cravings: Anything sweet!
Queasy or sick: Not anymore. Though I have had about a MILLION colds recently. So frustrating because it’s not even cold/flu season.
Looking forward to: The anatomy scan coming up in a few weeks. Even though we won’t find out the gender its just so sweet and nice to get to see the baby moving around on the screen.

16 Weeks with Baby # 3.

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How far along: 16 Weeks. Goodbye First Trimester :)
Gender: No idea. Jonathan wants to be surprised so we are not going to find out this time around. Which might kill me! ha.
Weight gain: 7 pounds.
Maternity clothes: That’s all I am wearing now. Pretty much living in my leggings and tank tops.
Stretch marks: Not any new ones :)
Belly button in or out: In
Sleep: SO TIRED all the time. And CRASHING into bed at night. This night owl could bump her bedtime up to 8:30pm and be perfectly fine. haha.
Best moment this week: Getting to hear the babies heartbeat again and hearing that this is another ACTIVE little one. Heart rate is always in the 160s.
Worst moment this week: I had a really bad headache all day yesterday. For some reason this pregnancy has brought on a LOT of those. It’s really not fun to wake up with a headache and have one all day.
Miss anything: Deli meat.
Movement: I’ve really only felt this baby once or twice. One time FOR SURE when I drank a milkshake. This baby must have a sweet tooth like daddy. And, other than that I haven’t really felt him/her.
Cravings: Mozzarella sticks. Burgers. Pizza. Fruit.
Queasy or sick: Not anymore. This baby made me sicker than my previous two. My hip has been hurting. And I have had lots of headaches. No more morning sickness though :)
Looking forward to: Actually feeling the baby move around more.

Happy Birthday to Judah!

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Happy first Birthday to Judah!!!! Cannot believe it!

Judah is joyful, smiley, laid back, sweet, and stubborn! He LOVES his sister. He LOVES music and dancing. His daddy beat boxing always gets him bouncing up and down.

Things about Judah at one year:

How many teeth does Judah have: Two! More are trying to come in :)

Favorite toys:
The Little People pig figure. I mean…that boy carries that pig around everywhere. And it has to be the specific one. There are two of them. And he only likes one of them! Ha. He also really like the panda bear from the Little People Noah’s Ark. He loves playing the little piano.

Favorite things to do:
Play with his big sister, listen to music, have mommy read to him, and make noises!!!

Favorite Animal:
It appears to be pigs and bears. haha.

Favorite Book:
Judah LOVES to read. In fact, he will get a book, bring it to me, and set it down for me to read it to him. HIs favorite book right now is called “Fox on the loose” and it’s a book where I make the noises of all the animals in a barn. So of COURSE he loves it :)

New milestones:
Judah is getting around. He’s not crawling by the tradition definition of the term. However, he is “scooting” around and he is doing it quickly. He is pulling up on his crib and furniture. He is walking if I hold his hands or he holds onto a walker.

Words:
He can say “Da-Da” “Ma-MA” and “Uh-oh”. He can also make most animal noises if you ask “What does the bear say?”

Here are more pictures of him at one year:

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Some with Big Sister:

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Happy 11 Months to Judah!

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Happy 11 Months to Judah! For some reason he just woke up this morning looking more like a little boy and less like a baby. This passed month he has really grown up a LOT in many different ways. It’s a strange thing as a mom to feel happy and sad about it all at once!

In just a months time I will have a ONE YEAR OLD! :( I can’t handle it!

About Judah at 11 Months:

He loves: being tickled, “bouncing” to music, playing with his sister, playing his egg shaker, and reading “touch and feel” books.

His favorite toys: Anything that makes noise :)

His favorite thing to watch on TV: Baby Einstein.

His favorite food: Judah will eat pretty much anything. He REALLY loves Cheesy rice cakes. I’m not gonna lie…I’m really excited about having a not so picky eater this time around :)

His favorite song: “Ho-Ho-Ho Hosana”

Milestones: Instead of crawling Judah scoots everywhere. But hey…he DOES get around :) And his sister isn’t loving it because his favorite place to be is right in the middle of whatever she is playing with. Judah can also clap. Wave “hi” and he can say THREE words now: Ma-ma, Da-da, and Uh-oh. He insists on feeding himself with a spoon. And he can also feed himself his bottle. What a big boy :(

Judah loves throwing his food on the floor and saying “uh-oh”. It’s a new favorite game for him and a new least favorite game for mommy!

Some more pictures of Judah!

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Maila and Judah:

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I saved the very best for last:

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Stitch Fix # 3

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My Stitch Fix # 3 came in the mail yesterday. And I am having a hard time narrowing things down. My stylist, Gabriela really nailed it this time around :) I am really pleased with her choices.

If you are just jumping on the bandwagon of these posts, you can check out my first two posts on Stitch Fix. It sheds more light on what the company is and how to order.

This time, I specified I did not want anymore Navy. While I really like Navy, it seems like all I was getting was black, navy and white. I really wanted to branch out a little bit.

So here are my pieces and my review.

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THML KAHLO KNIT TOP

I really liked this shirt. The colors. The design. The fit. And not to mention it is flowy. I am not really into fitted items right now because I still wanna lose some baby weight. I’m pretty I am gonna keep this one :)

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PAPERMOON NEDAL LACE YOKE BLOUSE

I love the color of this one. I also like the fit and how it is longer so you can wear leggings under it if you want to. Very spring appropriate.

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PIXLEY LUCIA EMBROIDERED V-NECK JERSEY TOP

I like the design on this. And the colors are fun too. But I just cannot decide about the fit. Also a very fun spring option for a top.

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SWEET RAIN TOLEDA V-NECK BLOUSE

This one has a really fun design. And I love the colors on it. Again…I just can’t decide how I feel about the fit on me.

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COFFEESHOP EDSON CARGO JACKET

I specifically asked for an anorak or rain jacket. I have been trying to get my small kids in the car during rain showers with an umbrella. It just doesn’t work when you are carrying kids and diaper bags. In fact, I have shown up to church a few times in the last several months soaked. I thought having a rain jacket or something with a hood would be very practical in such situations. Overall, I really like this jacket. Though personally I’m not a HUGE fan of “khaki” coloring. I like the style and fit. And I like that it will match almost anything. I just again….am having a hard time deciding if I should keep it or not.

So what are your thoughts? I need some input. Any votes as to what I should keep and what I should send back?

If you decide to sign up for Stitch Fix kindly do so using my link? I would LOVE the credit :)

My link is below:

https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/4549133

Happy 10 Months, Judah!

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I won’t even say how fast time flies….this little boy is 10 MONTHS OLD today. Just two more months until his first birthday. Kind of getting teary eyed thinking about it!

It was a special celebration of his 10 months as we dedicated him at church this morning. I’m thankful for his life and I am humbled that God entrusted me with it. Not something to be taken lightly. I pray with both of my kids each night before bed. My prayer is always that God will save both of them and use them in big ways for His kingdom and glory. Judah seems like such a strong name for some reason (maybe because God is called the Lion of Judah….and lions are very strong animals) and so a special prayer for Judah is that he will be a strong man of God/leader. I am trying to find prayers that I want to pray on a regular basis for them. The older Judah gets the more I am praying that. And also praying that he won’t lose his joy for life. I will say again that Judah was sent to me by God at a time when it was hard to find joy. And God is definitely using him on a regular basis to show me joy and to challenge me to grow in my joy! Strange how God can use little ones for such things.

As Judah gets older I am learning more about his personality. And so far I am learning that he is a laid back, joyful, adventurous, and compassionate spirit who loves food :) Two of the only things that make him cry: When he sees his sister crying and when he is finished with a meal! It will be interesting to see more of his personality unfold in the months ahead.

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Some things about Judah:

Favorite books: Touch and Feel books (specifically the “That’s not my….” books) and any books that make noise. We have a few of the books where you punch a button when you see a certain picture. Those make him smile EVERY time.

Favorite shows: I regret to say he is really starting to like Yo Gabba Gabba….lol. He also likes Mickey Mouse a lot. And of course Baby Einstein. Those movies have magical powers on babies. No joke.

Favorite Things: Playing with his sister. Eating. Playing Patty Cake.

Favorite thing to play with: bouncy balls and this gigantic beach ball that we have. He also really likes Mega Blocks legos.

Favorite songs: Head and Shoulders Knees and Toes.

Favorite food: He’ll eat almost anything except green vegetables. He loves Mum Mums, crunchies and peach yogurt. We are just now starting to feed him table food. I’m not a fan of choking. So I’m usually the over cautious mom on that one. But he still doesn’t have any teeth…so maybe I can blame it on that, right?

New milestones: Can I count the fact that he is finally taking a bath in the big bath tub with his sister as one? lol. He’s also insanely fast in his walker. He hasn’t started crawling yet. But he can stand up if you have him holding on to something.

Here are a few pictures of him and Maila:

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Stitch Fix Box # 2

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Stitch Fix # 2 arrived this passed week. And I gotta say, I love it just as much this time around as I did last time :)

Thank you for everyone who has used my link and given me credit. I was able to get more cute stuff this time than I would’ve usually been able to thanks to people signing up through me!

Here’s a review of my pieces. Excuse the horrible quality of the photos. The lighting isn’t great in our room. And it’s the only place I have a full length mirror.

I will show the pictures then put the review at the bottom.

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**I really loved this one. The fit was great. The colors were good. And I thought it was flattering. The only downside was that it was navy. And I got a navy shirt last time. So I really wanted a different color this time around. But that’s ok. I do love navy :) I ended up keeping it. Jonathan really liked it. And I thought it was cute. So I decided to commit.

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**This shirt is a bit different than anything I own. But that’s a good thing. I really liked it. I feel like the pictures don’t exactly capture how cute it is. It’s unique. And I love the colors. In the end, I decided to keep this one as well.

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**This shirt was a DISASTER. The way it fit and the fabric itself pulled at me in all the wrong places. And in the end it just wasn’t flattering. I LOVED the color of it though. I paired the shirt with the scarf that came in my box. And I really like the color combination. I LOVED the scarf too. And I wanted to keep it. But in the end…you gotta stick to the budget. And the scarf knocked me over the price I wanted to spend on the clothes this time around. Made me a little sad to put the scarf back in the bag.

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**This shirt was nice. I really like the design and thought it would’ve looked cute…however, it was a little too tight in all the wrong places. And so it just wasn’t flattering. But hey, that’s a good thing. Because I can’t afford to buy all the clothes that come in my box. So it made it an easy choice to send it back.

I really like how they send you outfit ideas for each piece (see picture below). I really like getting pieces that are more my age. I have had the same pieces since high school in my wardrobe until recently when I had to throw them out after having my second child. Things just didn’t fit anymore. And so it’s nice to try to find a style that doesn’t make me look like an old mom, but also doesn’t make me look like an 18 year old. I’m just not there anymore. It’s exciting to add some new pieces to my closet that I feel flatter me and are cute.

Again, if you decide to sign up, please use my link so I can get credit :) I would really appreciate it! It’s really exciting to see people who heard about Stitch Fix from me trying it and LIKING it!

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Here’s my link:

https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/4549133

Happy Nine Months to Judah!

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Happy Nine Months to Judah! Time is going by so fast. But I am always thanking God for giving me him as a son. God’s timing is ALWAYS perfect, and I can look back and see how God brought this sweet little joyful boy into my life at the time when I most needed his joy! He has been a ray of sunshine for me during a cloudy/hard spot in life.

Some things about Judah:

Favorite toys: His walker and his tray toys that go on his walker. He LOVES moving around the kitchen in that thing. And he’s really good at it! He follows me everywhere I go in the kitchen :) he also really likes anything he can chew on. The boy is still trying to get his first two teeth.

Food: Judah eats a 6oz bottle every four hours during the day. Plus he eats a container of baby food at breakfast, lunch and dinner. He loves chewing on baby mums!!! He hates anything with bananas or peas.

Sleep: Judah sleeps from 8pm-8am. Due to a cold lately he has been waking a little earlier. But I think we are finally to where he will sleep through the night without waking at all.

New milestones: He can say Mama. He can stand up on his own if holding on to the couch or something for support. I can tell he is working on crawling.

Favorite book: “the dog I love best”. It’s a finger puppet book. He loves the finger puppet. He loves the pictures in most books.

Favorite activities: playing in the bath tub and going outside.

Favorite shows: baby Einstein and bubble guppies.

Here are some more pictures:

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