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Pregnancy Update!

I am now in my 18th week and feeling great! It's hard to believe that I'm almost half way there. And if he comes early like Weebie did, then I AM half way there! Wowza!


Let me fill you in on what's been going on.

* At our appointment a couple of weeks ago (at 17 weeks), we confirmed that our little boy IS in fact, a little boy!! :) I had no doubts, though, because we found out at 13 weeks with Levi that he was (clearly) a boy, and this little one looked just the same. YIPPEE for BROTHERS! :)

* He looks like such a little angel!!!

* I had all the blood work done for the tri-whatsitcalled screening, and it all came back perfect. Praise God!

* I feel him move ALL the time. In every ultrasound we've had, she's like, "my goodness, this child is active"!, and I'm certainly feeling it. He's like a little boomerang in there flying off the walls and doing flips. It's amazing!

* He always measures about a week ahead of what he is (Husby and I produce massively tall children), and his head is big. Just like Levi's always was. This means delivery is going to kill me dead. Again. YAHOO!

* When I first got pregnant, I said that if it was a boy I would keep the nursery the same (because I just love it oh so much), and change it if it was a girl. Then Husby and I got to talking and we decided that we want this baby to have his "own room", and not feel like we're just putting him in Levi's old room. You know what I mean? (I don't want everything this baby has to be a hand-me-down from big brother.) So, we have decided upon a theme and we are going to change it up! It shouldn't be a huge deal since we already have all the furniture and stuff. And I think it's going to be adorable. (Oh, and several of you have asked if I am going to sell all of my Peter Rabbit stuff. I'm not going to. So much of it are great collectibles, so I am going to keep them just in case Levi's future wife would like to have it for their little babies. Look at me planning ahead!) (And if she hates it, well ... then she's crazy, and I'll create a Peter Rabbit nursery in my own house! Grandma style! Haha!)

* My #1 craving is still spaghetti. And then queso. And salad. And always hot dogs and turkey sandwiches, but of course, those are off limits. I will go CRAZY eating them after I pop him out.

* My pants buttons are getting tighter, so I think I will have to make "the switch" here in the next couple of weeks. I was already in maternity clothes at this point with Levi, but I was smaller then, so maybe that has something to do with it.

* I've gained 3 to 5 pounds, depending on the day. (HA!) (I keep going up and down between the same numbers.) I'm gaining much slower than with Levi, but again, I'm not as small as I was, so I keep thinking that's why. Well, that, and I'm not eating french fries every single day for lunch. ;)

* I'm totally going to be a BOY MOM!

* I tell Husby all the time that I'm going to be like Paula Dean - The Lady & Sons. :)

* I also tell him that I'm going to learn to do all kinds of boy things, like kayak, hike, ski, rock climb, camp, etc. He just laughs ... (hard), but I'm totally serious. I definitely won't lose my girliness (um, impossible), but I'm dead set on being a fun and active boy mom. As long as I have my hair done and makeup on. And cute sporty clothes.

* I absolutely can not wait to see what this child looks like and find out his personality. I'm so eager to know the details of this precious life!

All in all, I'm just soaking up these moments and looking forward to introducing this little love to his family. The three of us already love him more than words can describe!!
I am a modern day homemaker with a passion for family, cooking, celebrating, decorating, travel, and memory making! The Lord has blessed me with the desires of my heart in my husband and our two sons. We recently built our dream home and cultivating a loving and happy haven for my family is where I find so much joy.


  1. You look so great!

    Love all the updates.
    And my off-limits foods that I craved were over-medium eggs and caesar salad! I went nutty after I had both my kids and ate that stuff up!

    I'm excited to see what the new nursery will look like! I think it's neat that you're making this one different for #2.

    Praying for a continued healthy pregnancy....and delivery! (Those ultrasounds are super scary when they reveal the massiveness of the baby's head. Ethan's mortified me.) But you've done this before so you'll do just fine! =)

  2. AWW! Still so excited for you!
    You and your husband make the cutest little boys :)
    Can't wait to see the little guy!

    You should do a post on cute things Weebie says about his new baby brother! I'm sure he has had a lot to say!


  3. You look great! Praise God for little boys! :) Oh, and I cannot wait to see the nursery!

  4. You are pretty much the cutest pregnant lady ever!!

    We did the same with the nursery with our second. We had one girl and even when we found out our second was a girl to, we changed it up a bit. Wanted her to feel special too!

  5. I can relate to you SO much being a mom of 2 boys and wanting to change up the nursery some... and not wanting everything baby brother has to be a hand me down... and definitely wanting to be a fun active boy mom!! You look great by the way! =)

  6. YAY! Almost halfway there! You look great! I'm excited to see what nursery #2 will look like!

  7. You look great! Can't wait to see the nursery changes. Oh, that and your precious little boy :)

  8. I can not wait to see this nursery!!!

  9. Okay, that went by fast--18 weeks already!?! So glad you are feeling good! You look great!

  10. So funny...was watching Paula Deen at my parents house last weekend and she had one of her sons on. As they were teasing back and forth, I was like "I'm going to be like Paula!!!" Glad I'm not the only person who compares my family to a Food Network star. I wish we could meet up and enjoy a massive plate of spaghetti and meatballs together, because that ALWAYS sounds good to me too!

  11. By the way you described his movements, he's going to be an active child! Darin hardly ever moved in the womb and was a peaceful, easy-going boy. Casey, on the other hand, was super active. You can figure out the rest. :-) Guess I better get tons of energy stored up for this one, huh?

  12. so excited for y'all. i can't wait to be a mom just from reading all your fun stories and how a baby truly brings you closer to knowing our Creator.

  13. yay for a new theme! I know what you guys mean about wanting things not to just be hand me downs. And you look amazing! :)


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