31 Weeks Pregnant

31 weeks pregnant

How far along: 31 weeks pregnant! Due September 27th. THIRD TRIMESTER IS HERE!

Total weight gain: Unknown:) Read more about why I changed this here. Although, at the doctors office this week I accidentally saw my weight on the scale, and its already to one pound more than I gained my entire pregnancy with Winston. Ha. Definitely not doing that again!

Maternity clothes: I think I have ONE bottom left that fits, because it is so low rise. Luckily, summer is the season of loose tanks and maxi dresses- so i’ll be just fine:) I also bought a few cute pairs of stretchy shorts that will make me feel better about not wearing constant leggings:)

Stretch marks: Still nothing happening yet:) But I am using a combo of old and new tricks to keep them away. The Mama Mio oil I have used with the past two pregnancies has kept me almost completely stretch mark free, so i’m sticking with it. But I am also adding in a drop of Gentle Baby and Frankincense Young Living essential oils.

Sleep: Feeling that third trimester energy drain lately. The heat and two crazy crazy kids don’t help. I am trying not to complain because I KNOW I will be getting much less sleep once she is here:)

Best moment of this week: Getting back home! We are ofically back in our home after a month of being away. The house is a total disaster because of the bathrooms still not being done, the closet still being worked on, etc. So normally when I get home I love to get everything clean and organized right away, but I can’t even do that right now if I wanted to!

Miss anything: Beer. Although Jeremy bought be some Odouls and I treat myself to one every now and then.

Movement: Every day now- and it is SUCH a blessing. She seriously moves around all the time, and I can’t get enough of it! LOVE this part of pregnancy.

Food cravings: For the first time, nothing really. WOAH!

Anything making you queasy or sick: nada!

Have you started to show yet: Without a doubt!

Gender: A sweet precious baby GIRL!

Labor signs: Braxton Hicks and round ligament pain is intense these days.

Belly button in or out: Its out, ALL the way now.

Wedding rings on or off: On!

Happy or moody most of the time: Happy:)

Looking forward to: Going on a little staycation this weekend with a bunch of friends. SO excited for time at the pool, away from kids, sleeping in, all the good things;)

Slowing The Pace Down

One of the best things about being in Flagstaff for July was for sure the slowed down pace. We had friends up there, and friends that live there, but we made sure to not schedule out our days too much. There were more lazy mornings, afternoons, and nights, than there were busy ones. There were long walks taken, and even longer bike rides.

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We were able to go to the park at any time of the day- which being from Phoenix- well that was an insane dream come true. We would go there and spend hours, playing, laying on the cool grass, and just taking it all in.

When we first went up, I really thought that I would be able to prove my body wrong and be as active as I wanted to be. I envisioned us going on all sorts of hikes, me continuing workouts from home {instead of the gym back home}, and maybe even some paddleboarding at a lake.

I instantly realized that this was not going to be how it all would transpire. The altitude really brought on my contractions. Even just from going on a power walk with the boys would set them off. But for whatever reason I was able to bike around fine. Not pulling the trailer made it worlds easier as well. Either way, I was just so grateful that I had something up there that I COULD do, while keeping the baby safe, and everyone could participate.

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While up there Bray also gained so much more confidence on his bike. He cruised around every single day, and even got pretty decent at going up and down hills! By the end of our stay, he even said that he wants to try riding without his training wheels soon. Say what?! This coming from my boy who is usually so fearful. I love the confidence he has gained from riding! It also didn’t hurt that the neighbor boy up there was a champ riding his bike- and Bray wanted to be just like him.
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And Winston, well he lived on his bike. He is even starting to get decent at actually pedaling rather than us just pushing him. And man, how tough does he look with his bandaid covered body?! 😉
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Later this week I am going to be sharing a full recap of Flag as well as all the tips and tricks I learned from our time up there.

If you feel like life is just shooting by, and you are able to, get away! Have some time in the mountains with your family. Do a staycation. Get to the beach. Wherever! Just go, unplug, slow down, and reset. It does us ALL so good to do so!

Bathroom Update

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So remember when we left for Flagstaff three weeks ago, and I said our bathrooms would be done by time we came back home? Ya, thats not happening;) Thankfully it actually wasn't our guys fault at all, they have been rockstar workers. It was actually our tile that has been the big hold up. When we … Read More →

30 Weeks Pregnant

30 weeks pregnant

How far along: 30 weeks pregnant! Due September 27th. THIRD TRIMESTER IS HERE! Total weight gain: Unknown:) Read more about why I changed this here Maternity clothes: I think I have ONE bottom left that fits, because it is so low rise. Luckily, summer is the season of loose tanks and maxi … Read More →

29 Weeks Pregnant

29 weeks pregnant

How far along: 29 weeks pregnant! Due September 27th. THIRD TRIMESTER IS HERE! Total weight gain: Unknown:) Read more about why I changed this here Maternity clothes: I think I have ONE bottom left that fits, because it is so low rise. Luckily, summer is the season of loose tanks and maxi … Read More →

Flagstaff and Family Time

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Hi there old friend. Have you noticed that I have been a little MIA on here lately? So sorry! We decided to get some serious quality AND quantity family time this summer by getting a rental house up in Flagstaff, AZ. The weather is 30 degrees cooler, the surroundings are beautiful, and the home … Read More →

28 Weeks Pregnant

28 weeks pregnant

How far along: 28 weeks pregnant! Due September 27th. THIRD TRIMESTER IS HERE! Total weight gain: Unknown:) Read more about why I changed this here Maternity clothes: I think I have ONE bottom left that fits, because it is so low rise. Luckily, summer is the season of loose tanks and maxi … Read More →

A Big Surprise!

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So we have been keeping something kind of on the hush-hush from y'all lately...and its gonna be BIG!! This morning we are leaving for Flagstaff for three weeks. Just kidding, thats not the big surprise:) We are remodeling the boys bathroom AND our Master bathroom!!!!!! And the best part about … Read More →

27 Weeks Pregnant

27 weeks pregnant

How far along: 27 weeks pregnant! Due September 27th! Total weight gain: Unknown:) Read more about why I changed this here Maternity clothes: I think I have ONE bottom left that fits, because it is so low rise. Luckily, summer is the season of loose tanks and maxi dresses- so i'll be just … Read More →

Subway Tile Backsplash Yellow Grout Mystery

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For Mothers Day this year we surprised my mama and subway tiled her kitchen backsplash AND did a wainscoting tiling throughout her bathroom. While we were at it, we finally tiled the wall in our kitchen that we always knew we should've, but didn't yet. When we first moved in to our home and got … Read More →