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Monday, January 19, 2015

The Big Reveal!!! It's a .......... || Happy 33 Weeks Update!

I have some SUPER EXCITING news to share with you today!! We had our gender-reveal ultrasound just before Christmas! :)

How far along? 33 weeks! My pregnancy app says "49 days to go" -- haha, we'll see how that goes.

Gender? In beginning of December we loaded up and headed to get an ultrasound done to find out the gender of our sweet little baby #2 and check the anatomy to ensure everything was progressing as it should! With our previous ultrasound, it was a little too soon to confirm gender (14 weeks) -- and baby was being a bit shy keeping those little legs mushed together :)
But THIS TIME our little babe was doing gymnastics with one leg down and one leg up beside the little face -- aaaaand clear as day ... we're having A GIRL - a girl - a GiRl - A gIrL xoxoxox

We are THRILLED! and -- you all totally called it from the blog poll! Final Results: 
We sent out pink bows to our family in the mail :) Here are a few pictures when they found out ::
(ps these hilarious people [my sister and bro-in-law] are the designers and crafters of Open Door Traders)
What's baby up to? Baby is about 4 pounds these days - about the size of a pineapple! Her immune system is developing and she can start differentiating between day and night based on the light coming in. 

Total weight gain/loss? Insanely -- almost exactly the same weight gain as my first pregnancy. I'll spare you the numbers this time, because we don't have a scale at home -- but let's just say, my husband and I are getting more similar in weight these days :)

Maternity clothes? The loving women in my life have graced me with more maternity clothes for Christmas and my birthday!! Yay :) I have cute new tops and tanks -- and a new dress! Most normal pants don't clothes and regular shirts are somehow lacking in length ;)

Sleep? Isn't sleep such a wonderful thing! I am still getting a few morning naps in here and there -- when my mom was visiting, she let me sleep in... which was... shall I say, a dream! A sad reality is waking up to use the restroom throughout the night....and last night I had a horr.i.ble. charlie horse in the middle of the night -- I am still sore and limping today :( hubby is going to buy some bananas and avocados for me, thanks babe!

Best moment this week? I really enjoyed sharing my friends, home and community with my mom while she visited! We were showered with love!

For those of you that can see cuteness in ultrasound pics -- have a look at those sweet little chubby cheeks :) She's just a little dollie :) 
Symptoms? Sciatic pain has been SO less frequent since my chiropractor visit. One thing that was super random was tailbone pain...I had never had that before! After church last week, it seriously felt like I had done some crazy move on the balance beam and landed right on it! ... after bathing, stretching, resting and Copaiba oil it is much much better, just a bit sensitive. Has anyone else experienced that? Tums have re-entered my life...I'm starting to get better at planning my eating/bedtime ... but the container does reside right by my bed if needed... get down and stay down acid. c'mon ;)

Food cravings? Josh is doing the Daniel fast right now (basically vegan PLUS -- as Daniel in the Bible did), so we haven't been buying any sweets. We were at the store the other day and I told him we had to buy chocolate! I had never been "that girl" ... until now :) 

Food aversions? mmm... not really right now -- just watching my bedtime food consumption to prevent re-flux.

Belly button in or out? out :) Marshall thinks it is cute and ... he might think that it is the baby herself :)

What I miss? I guess feeling "agile" would be something I miss right now -- but I sure don't miss my December cold/cough -- I'm so thankful!

What I'm looking forward to? I'm just so excited to see what she looks like -- will she be a little twin of Marshall, or a completely different combination of Josh and I? What color will her hair be?

Bump Picture::

...and to celebrate -- I am giving away a darling children's book from the Liv on Life series about being present with people in our lives, Going to the Park - read my review HERE

Comment Below, because I'd love to know:: 
What are your best tips for being a momma to baby #2?

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  1. Congrats!!! So excited for you!

  2. Yeah!! Girls are so much fun. I have 2. :)

  3. Ok WOW you look absolutely stunning! So very healthy and vibrant! I cannot WAIT to meet sweet baby Ember!!! Who are those craazees up there ;) Fun reveal :) See you SOON!!! Praying for continued health and for sweet Ember as she continues to be formed! XXXooo!

  4. Ahhh congratulations! You are looking so beautiful!! I'm pretty sure I voted for a girl haha :) So excited for you!!!

  5. congrats!! we're having a little girl in march :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  6. Thank you so much, Andrea <3 It is crazy how soon she's coming! :)

  7. Yay for GIRLS! I have no idea what raising a girl will be like -- after spending 2 1/2 years with a hilarious little boy! I can only imagine! This will be a new adventure :)

  8. Thank you, Natalie!!! You are so sweet :D She will definitely kick your hand when you come :) I thought the world might appreciate your silliness! I love you bunches -- thanks for chatting it up with me today <3 miss you!

  9. Nice, Sarah! I still can't believe it -- I'm half anticipating a boy to still pop out! lol :D pretty pumped!

  10. Haha well those ultrasounds can be wrong so you never know jkjk ;)

  11. Congrats!!! That's so exciting! :) I love how you did the reveal! Have you guys picked out a name yet? :)
    Katie @ Sweet Little Ones

  12. So sweet :) Girls are so much fun!!! I had two boys and then a girl. We did a gender reveal party too - thanks for linking up! :)
    Sarah (host for Tuesday Talk)

  13. Congratulations on your little girl! What a blessing!!!! -Jess

  14. Congratulations! That's so exciting!


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