31 Weeks!



How Far Along? 31 Weeks

Total Weight Gain? As of my last appointment it was 29 pounds.

Stretch Marks? Not any new ones yet.

Sleep: Has been pretty good other than having to wake up several times a night to go to the bathroom.

Best Moment this week: Had a fun date night with Jonathan to see the newest Hunger Games movie. I don’t think we have seen a movie the night it’s come out since before we had kids. Also, had a women’s brunch at church and it was encouraging and fun!

Worst Moment this Week: While still recovering from the world’s worst cold that gave me a violent cough, I somehow caught a stomach virus. Those are never kind to me. So Sunday evening and Monday were not fun. Maila and Judah also had it at the same time. The plus side? Maybe it will slow down the pregnancy weight gain ;)

Miss Anything? Currently I miss what life was like when I wasn’t coughing every five seconds.  Being able to tie my shoes or put on boots.

Movement: This baby is ACTIVE and strong. Lots of the movements just feel weird or hurt even. But it’s nice to feel the little kicks and nudges when you are sick. It’s reassuring to know the baby is still doing ok.

Food cravings: Currently nothing because I’m recovering from a stomach virus. Everything sounds nasty.

Anything making you sick or queasy? Not currently.

Gender: SURPRISE!!

Labor Signs: Just braxton hicks.

Symptoms: Heartburn/acid reflux. Hip pain. Back pain.

Belly button in or out: In. Mine never flips out. lol

Wedding rings on or off? Currently they are still on. I think the cold weather works to my advantage :)

Happy or Moody most of the time? Probably more moody. But I wouldn’t say I’m not happy.

Looking forward to: Thanksgiving with the family!









30 Weeks!




How far along? 30 Weeks
 Total weight gain: 29 lbs gained at my 29 week appointment
Maternity clothes? That’s it and that’s all.
Stretch marks? not any new ones.
Sleep: sleeping great but SO TIRED lately. I’ve been going to bed early (for me) the last several nights.

Best moment this week:  Had a baby shower for baby # 3 and it was so sweet to get some much needed stuff and have some friends and family celebrate with me.      

Worst Moment This Week: Having some type of cold that has been AWFUL. My nose hasn’t run but I have had a horrible headache, tons of pressure behind my nose and in my face, a very sore throat, etc… I keep thinking I will be better the next morning when I wake up but instead it’s just moving on to a new “Phase” that was worse than the last.        

Miss Anything? Being able to put on my winter boots without falling over sideways or pulling a muscle in my belly. Being able to sleep without waking up 3 times a night for a restroom break. Being able to do things without getting out of breath! 

Movement: lots of movement still. I am awful at figuring out which part of the baby is what though. 
Food cravings: Meat. Any type of sweets.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Not currently.

Gender: Don’t know yet. I think the majority vote is girl. We shall see.

Labor Signs: Braxton Hicks are getting stronger and giving me hot flashes. haha. Fun times.
Symptoms: Heartburn and acid reflux that literally wakes me up at night. Hip pain. And a good bit of pain in my ribs. I guess they are being stretched.

Belly Button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On.

Happy or Moody most of the time: I think overall I am pretty emotional this time around. Which is more like Judah’s pregnancy than Maila’s pregnancy. It’s easy for me to cry. And I guess I would stick with that I am moody a good bit. I hate that. Pregnancy hormones!

Looking forward to: Thanksgiving next week with the family :) 

29 Weeks!


How far along: 29 weeks

Gender: Not sure :)

Weight gain: 29 pounds as of my last appointment.

Stretch marks: Not any new ones…..YET.

Belly button in or out: In

Sleep: Pretty good. I just have to go the bathroom 2-3 times a night. lol

Best moment this week: Yesterday when the rain finally STOPPED :)

Worst Moment this week: Maila was sick last week for the majority of it running a fever of 103.5. It was exhausting and scary. I hate seeing my little ones so pitiful. She recovered and it was apparently just a virus. Luckily, Judah seems to have been spared whatever it was she had!

Movement: Lots of movement. The app I have says the baby is now about 15 inches long. And I would believe it. Last night it felt like the baby was stretching out as much as he/she could. I felt a foot all the way at the top of my rib cage.

Cravings: ICEES and anything sweet. That’s pretty much the only thing that sounds good lately. No worries, I’m eating healthier things than just that. haha.

Queasy or sick: Heartburn in the middle of the night or anytime that I lay down. Tums are my best friend these days. Food is kind of grossing me out right now. My hips and back are really starting to hurt. I have issues with my hip being out of alignment anyways. But the passed few days have been painful.

Signs of Labor: Just braxton hicks.

Looking forward to: The beautiful weather and a baby shower for this little one on Saturday.

28 weeks!


How far along: 28 weeks

Gender: No idea. We are guessing girl.

Weight gain: 29 pounds. I was a little shocked by that number at the doctor’s office. The doctor tried to console me with the fact that it is “scientifically proven that those who already have children at home gain more weight during pregnancy”. haha. Luckily, the baby is measuring right where it should according to the measurements thus far. So I am assuming that means the baby isn’t HUGE.

Stretch marks: Not any new ones…..YET.

Belly button in or out: In

Sleep: So exhausted. I am not sure if it’s just pregnancy or the time change. Every night I keep falling asleep while Jonathan and I are hanging out. lol.

Best moment this week: Went on a girl’s trip to Savannah with my best friends! It was a lot of fun :) It’s always great to see them. I miss them so much. Wish we all lived closer.

Worst Moment this week: Just being SO TIRED all the time and physically exhausted easily. Also all this rain NEEDS TO GO!

Movement: Feeling him/her all the time.

Cravings: It’s been a little strange. Over the last week food just hasn’t sounded all that good to me. And when I eat it I am back in the “this is gross” phase that I usually go through in the first trimester.

Queasy or sick: Heartburn in the middle of the night or anytime that I lay down. Tums are my best friend these days. Food is kind of grossing me out right now. My hips are KILLING ME.

Signs of Labor: Just braxton hicks.

Looking forward to: All the holidays coming up: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years :)

27 Weeks!


How far along: 27 weeks

Gender: No idea. We are guessing girl.

Weight gain: 15 pounds as of my last appointment.

Stretch marks: Not any new ones…..YET.

Belly button in or out: In

Sleep: I feel like this last week I have entered into the dreaded “pregnancy insomnia” territory. I hope it doesn’t last long. It’s been awful. And by nap time I’m DYING I am so tired.

Best moment this week: We went to Washington Farms as a family on Saturday and it was a lot of fun. The kids had a great time. They have SO MUCH to do there and we found our pumpkin and carved it that night. I love fall activities.

Worst Moment this week: I’ve been a little bit more emotional the passed few days. That always makes things worse.

Movement: Lots of movement. This baby seems more active than Judah but less active than Maila. No idea what that means…..We shall see.

Cravings: ICEES. Chocolate. Italian food.

Queasy or sick: Still heartburn in the middle of the night. Some braxton hicks here and there. But nothing like it was a few weeks ago. Hot flashes are officially here. YAY ;) I am just glad it’s about to be winter. I told Jonathan I might have to go sit outside in the 20 degree weather without a jacket. I am ALWAYS hot these days.

Signs of Labor: Just braxton hicks.

Looking forward to: A girls trip this weekend to Savannah to see my best friends. There’s really nothing better. I miss them so much!!!

Maila is THREE!


I can’t even believe it! Maila is THREE YEARS OLD. It seems like just yesterday I was bringing her home from the hospital. I know every mom says that, but it’s true. Babies don’t keep. At times life may seem like it’s going by super slow. But in all honesty, it’s just speeding by.

Maila is my SUPER SMART little girl who can have a book read to her only 2-3 times and then sit there and quote it back to you page by page. She is curious. Full of energy. Emotional. Tender Hearted. Caring. Dramatic. A big helper. A great sleeper (and always has been). And she brings a lot of joy to my day. There is so much I could say.

For Maila’s birthday I asked her a few questions about herself and here were her answers:

What is your favorite color? um….PINK!

What is your favorite toy? My microphone and my soccer ball (She never actually plays with these two items :)

What is your favorite fruit? Some icecream! Strawberries. I love strawberries. I love them. They’re my favorite to eat.

What is your favorite TV show? Team Umizoomi. (She never watches this show?)

What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Cereal. I love eating cereal.

What is your favorite thing to wear? a dress

What is your favorite game? The fish game.

What is your favorite animal? a moose.

What is your favorite snack? Christians (What does this mean) and Popcorn.

What is your favorite song? Songs about Santa.

What is your favorite book? Veggie Tales

What do you like to learn about? Jesus….I mean, God.

What is your favorite cereal? Chocolate Chip Cereal (I don’t think we’ve ever eaten a chocolate chip cereal?)

What is your favorite thing to do outside? Just play. Actually, to do it.

Who is your best friend? Piper.

What is your favorite drink? Chocolate drinks. Actually, I love lemonade. And some ice cream.

What is your favorite holiday? Just being fine. So fine. And eating chocolate chip candy. I love chocolate chip candy.

What do you take to bed with you at night? Stuffed animals.

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Muffins, actually.

What do you want to be when you grow up? a big girl.

What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Some cake and ice-cream. And Chik-Fil-A.

What is your favorite thing to do with Daddy? Just play.

What is your favorite thing to do with Mommy? Just play. Just some games.

What do you pray about? The word of Jesus.

What do you love about yourself? I don’t know.

What is your favorite thing about your brother? Just play.


26 Weeks!


How far along: 26 weeks

Gender: No idea. We are guessing girl.

Weight gain: 15 pounds as of my last appointment.

Maternity clothes: There’s no other option at this point.

Stretch marks: Not any new ones.

Belly button in or out: In

Sleep: Sleep is pretty good. Although, I have been super tired lately during the day.

Best moment this week: Maila’s birthday party with family on Saturday. It’s always good to celebrate your kiddos :)

Worst Moment this week: Almost getting run over by someone in the parking lot of the grocery store today. They literally ran over my shopping cart. It even scratched their car. But they didn’t stop or apologize. They just kept talking on their cell phone. OH BOY!

Movement: I have been so busy lately I don’t even notice movements unless I am sitting still. But when I do sit still I can feel lots of kicks and nudges.

Cravings: Donuts from Krispy Kreme. Chocolate Milk. Outback cheese fries with ranch. Salads with good toppings. Bacon. Anything with bacon ;)

Queasy or sick: Just some heartburn in the MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT. haha.

Signs of Labor: Just braxton hicks. But luckily not as much as last week.

Looking forward to: Maila turning three on Thursday and us taking a family fall trip to Washington Farms!

25 Weeks!


How far along: 25 weeks

Gender: It’s a surprise! Excited to find out!

Weight gain: 15 pounds.

Maternity clothes: Living in my maternity leggings and some comfy shirts.

Stretch marks: Not any new ones.

Belly button in or out: In

Sleep: Sleep is pretty good.

Best moment this week: There really are SO many to choose from :) We had a good Friday, Saturday, and Sunday spending time with cousins and family! The kids loved it. And so did I. Plus, I got to see my brother. Which is not a common occurrence. Then on Monday night I went to The Grove with a good friend. It definitely encouraged my heart. Plus, it was great to spend time with her.

Worst Moment this week: A little bit discouraged about life right now. So that kind of just brings a dark cloud over everything. Trying to fix my eyes on Jesus who is the Author and Perfecter of our faith.

Movement: The baby is getting stronger. So some of the movements are uncomfortable. Last night it felt like he/she was repeatedly rubbing their pointy little elbow back and forth against my stomach. I’m getting lots of kicks.

Cravings: Icees. I am so glad it is cooling off because I am ALWAYS hot. Pizza. Any type of meat. And sweets.

Queasy or sick: Just some heartburn in the MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT. haha.

Signs of Labor: Braxton Hicks just got started. It seems SO EARLY. I’m not looking forward to them staying from now til the end of pregnancy.

Looking forward to: So many things to look forward to: Maila’s birthday, Girl’s weekend in Savannah, Thanksgiving, Christmas :) It’s kind of a great time of the year to be pregnant. It is FLYING by!

Here is a picture below of what I looked like at 25 weeks with Maila and Judah as compared to this pregnancy.

Far Right: Maila’s pregnancy
Middle: Judah’s pregnancy
Far Left: Baby # 3


24 Weeks!


How far along: 24 weeks

Gender: Don’t know.

Weight gain: 15 pounds.

Maternity clothes: Living in my maternity leggings and some comfy shirts.

Stretch marks: Not any new ones. I

Belly button in or out: In

Sleep: Sleep is pretty good.

Best moment this week: Jonathan allowed me a morning where I got to go shopping for the kids clothes all by myself. That was pretty nice. IT’s much easier than taking the kids in and out of the car a million times. I got some really great deals too :)

Worst Moment this week: It was so rainy all week long. So glad the sun is finally shining and we can get outside!

Movement: Feeling a lot these days. And I can tell the baby has turned head down because he/she is kicking me in the ribs all the time now.

Cravings: White Cherry Icees. Peanut Butter M&Ms. Anything sweet really. I have a huge sweet tooth this pregnancy.

Queasy or sick: Not right now.

Signs of Labor: Not yet (thank goodness)!

Looking forward to: Some fall activities coming up: fall festivals, Maila’s birthday, a trip to the pumpkin patch. I just love fall and the beautiful weather that it brings!

23 Weeks!


How far along: 23 Weeks.
Gender: Surprise
Weight gain: 13 pounds.
Maternity clothes: Yep.
Stretch marks: Not any new ones :)
Belly button in or out: In
Sleep: Sleeping good.
Exercise: Still exercising five times a week. Though I am just doing the elliptical and some maternity workout videos. Definitely nothing like what I was doing before I got pregnant ;)
Best moment this week: Spending a lot of family time together Saturday and Sunday! :)
Worst moment this week: It’s been raining non stop for days on end and it’s looking like the rest of the week will keep up that trend.
Miss anything: Deli Sandwiches.
Movement: Feeling the baby moving way more often. I think his/her most active time is around 11pm. He/She sleeps most of the day away :)
Cravings: Anything Sweet. Sour Candy. Steak. Mozzarella Sticks. Potatoes (mashed, baked, it doesn’t matter).