Pregnancy Archive


What Will Be the Impact of Baby #2?

I must admit I'm relieved to no longer be keeping Baby #2 a secret from all of you. I've almost slipped up in a few posts (like talking about car seats!) about the baby on-the-way. I've also been very anxious to start blogging about my second pregnancy. I started this blog about


Am I Ready to Do This Mom Thing Again?

As many of you know, we started trying for baby #2 a few months ago. I had some checkups done to ensure my blood sugar levels were normal and I started tracking my ovulation using the e.p.t. Ovulation Calendar app since Aunt Flo was right on time for three months in a


Bump to Bump Maternity Consignment Shop Review

I've said it before – it's nice to save money on maternity clothes since they aren't worn for a long time. Sure, we're pregnant for nearly ten months (whoever tried to convince the world it's only nine months is a liar!!), but our bellies don't expand on day one. Starting to show


A Tale From A Year Ago Today: We Found Out ~ It’s A Girl!

A year ago today I had an ultrasound that told us we were having a little girl. It's incredible how much our lives have changed since that discovery. Do I regret finding out ahead of time? Heck no. I liked knowing, though I was somewhat paranoid that they were wrong. One benefit


Lullabelly ~ #Pregnancy Music Belt Review

Bonding with baby starts well before baby is born. I started bonding with Rissa once I could feel her move around. It felt more real at that point. As my pregnancy progressed, I talked out loud to her and listened to music. We love music, so it's a normal part of my


The Big Fat Positive

A year ago today, my life changed forever. Our life changed forever. My husband and I tried to conceive for three years. The details of that journey may appear in another post sometime. Suffice it to say, it was an emotional three years, especially for me. My cycle had been irregular for


A Look At The Growing Belly Of The Third Trimester

We saw my belly start to pop in the second trimester. Now here's how it's been growing in the third trimester! (Warning – I didn't know Brian was getting my face in these pictures too – I look a mess! Before he was only focusing on the belly. Dang him! lol) August


Time Paradox and Nesting

At this point, time feels fast yet slow all at the same time. I can hardly believe our little one will be here in less than a month. The weeks seem to go by quickly. Yet… it doesn't seem fast enough. Work days drag on. Having medical monitoring appointments twice a week


Bizarre Observations and Revelations

In no particular order… I have eaten at least 15 pounds of peanut butter throughout my pregnancy. How do I know this? Because we've been buying the big ol' Costco sized Skippy jars. You get 2 jars that are 3 pounds each. I opened number 6 a few days ago. My belly


Happy, Wiggly Baby Update!

Today marked the start of my twice weekly monitoring appointments, which will continue until babygirl gets here. On Monday mornings I will have a biophysical profile (BPP) and Thursday mornings I will have non-stress tests (NSTs). 4 weeks ago I had I growth ultrasound and today they combined that with my BPP.