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According to this app it’s been 24 days since I last posted. I plead mother-to-a-toddler. I’m really too tired to be doing this right now, but if I don’t do it now it could be weeks and weeks more… no telling!

Bug has finally made the transition to one mid-day nap. It was a crazy process, that involved a lot of feeling confused and exasperated. She goes down about 1pm and sleeps from 1.5-3 hours, depending on God-knows-what. 

Cricket is doing well! Growing and squirming and otherwise becoming more and more “cooked”. He seems a lot more easy-going in utero than his big sister was. I hope that means another chill kiddo!

I look super pregnant now. I feel it, too. At 22 weeks exactly I am still down from my pre-pregnancy weight by several pounds. My midwives are happy with this, and seem confident that I can get through the pregnancy without gaining an inordinate amount of weight. Their confidence inspires me! At each appointment I ask them to give me a weight goal for my next appointment. I’m trying hard to stay on track and not undo all of the hard work I did after Bug’s first birthday to get healthier. It gets harder as my appetite returns and I start craving sweet things!

We met our doula and I LOVE HER. She has already put my mind at ease over a few things. She has attended something like 600 births, so she knows what she’s doing. Hard to believe we are already more than halfway through this pregnancy! 

It’s raining now, quite hard. I’m lying in the dark tapping this out in my iPhone, when really I ought to be snoozing. Hope you are all well! I’ll try to be better about updating this thing! 

22 week belly!

22 week belly!

Belly and Bug

Belly and Bug



so I haven’t written a weekly update yet. It’s HARD being mama to a new toddler and gestating a human being.  



How far along? According to our ultrasound today, Cricket is 8 weeks today!

What’s happening with the baby? During week 7, Cricket began to develop arms and legs and this week the hands and feet are beginning to form. About the size of a kidney bean, baby’s internal organs are busy forming and beginning to work, and the tail is almost gone.

Total weight gain/loss? I have lost about 2.5 lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight.

Maternity clothes? Not yet, but I really need to buy some!

Symptoms? SOOOOOOO sick. All the time. Why did we decide to do this, morning sickness SUCKS!

Food cravings? No. Mostly still just figuring out what doesn’t sound horrible to me. Lately that has been a lot of bread, plain pasta, and chicken nuggets.

Anything make you queasy or sick? Everything. Everything makes me sick.

Sleep? The one time of day I don’t feel miserable! Yay, sleep!

Movement? N/a

Labor Signs? N/a

Gender? Ramzi Method says girl, heartbeat theory says girl

Wedding/Engagement Rings on or off? On

Best moment this week? Getting to see our little Cricket via ultrasound!!

Miss anything? Not feeling sick.

Looking forward to? Getting past the morning sickness phase.


How old? 14 Months

Achievements this week/month? Her newest word is “bup”, which means “up”. Super cute!

Best moment of this week? Lying on the exam table seeing Cricket for the first time, and then turning and watching Bug smiling in her Daddy’s arms. We are so blessed.

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