Pregnancy Update: Week 19

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It’s been an interesting week. Between the world series game that my husband and sons have been excited about and a birthday for our oldest son, it’s been a very busy week! We don’t have a tv reception (on purpose) where we live, so we have gone over to family or friends house to watch the games (we were cheering for the Royals all the way to the end!). This pregnant mama is tired after being gone and up so late!

I will add..I’m not a sports fan. I had to keep asking what was going on throughout the games. :) But I was excited because my husband and boys were excited, and our hometown was super excited to have the Royals finally in a world series! Don’t ask me baseball questions though. Thankfully my husband keeps his love of sports contained to big events, like a world series. ;)

19 Weeks pregnant and loving maxi dresses! I’ve felt the baby move a lot this week, and Sean is really close to being able to feel it. Of course every time I grab his hand to feel where the baby is kicking the little one stops moving. :) It honestly is just as exciting to feel the movements of the 6th baby as it was to feel our 1st baby moving. Pregnancy is such an awesome experience. It is so much work, but very worth it!

In not so good news, I had to get back on progesterone this week. My levels just were not up where the doctor wants them, and he wanted me back on the shots. I asked to take a week and try progesterone pills, plus the Young Living Progesterone Serum, and he agreed. I’m waiting on my blood work to come back from being on it for a week, and just trying to be hopeful that the pills will be enough. I’m guessing at this point I’ll stay on progesterone until the end of the pregnancy.

Pregnancy update on week 19! I’m wearing a Motherhood Maxi dress (found on ThredUP) and a jean jacket from the thrift store!

 The children are getting amazed over how big my tummy is growing. I told them they haven’t seen anything yet. ;) It is special to be pregnant and have older children who are more aware of what is going on. During lunch yesterday I had to stop talking because I sneezed wrong, and had some round ligament pain that was really hurting. I looked up and saw my oldest staring at me, and he was all concerned and wanted to make sure I was ok. It is sweet to watch the love and concern they have.

Last week I shared about some of the Thanksgiving resources we are going to use in our home this November. One of the resources I’m most excited about using is on sale for a few days! You can get ahead and purchase the Thanksgiving and Christmas Hymn Study in a Bundle and save over 50% off! It is only on sale like this for a few days, so don’t delay! The sale ends November 3rd. Normally priced at $14.98, you can get both ebooks for just $7.25. I’m really impressed with the quality of these ebooks. We love singing hymns in our family, so these are perfect for our family!

I hope everyone is having an awesome week! It’s amazing that November is almost here!

 

 

Pregnancy Update: Week 18

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This is the week!! I finally feel like I’m gaining some of that second trimester energy that everyone wants! I’m not waddling like a penguin yet and still feel somewhat graceful. :) My nickname has been penguin when I’m pregnant since we were expecting our first child. Thankfully I’m only called that when I’m really large. :) We were at a zoo when I was 9 months pregnant with our first child, and we literally ran through to see the penguins before the zoo closed. Sean started laughing and said I was waddling like a penguin, and the nickname has been with me ever since. It’s better than being called an elephant, right? ;) I love penguins, so I really don’t mind.

18 Weeks Pregnant!

I’ve been drinking a lot of Red Raspberry tea, and have found a special way to make it that I just love! I’ll be sharing the recipe soon. My midwife said I can drink as much as I want as long as it does not bring on contractions.

I have started having the usual braxton hicks contractions. Since this is my 6th pregnancy they definitely start earlier than they used to!

The usual problem of varicose veins is quite present. It is probably my biggest complaint right now. My right leg is covered in veins, and especially my foot and ankle. It is a lovely color of purple and blue, and very swollen. I finally broke down and bought a V2 supporter. They are not cheap! I looked at them during my last pregnancy but I wasn’t sure if it would work. I am so thankful I purchased it, I’ve noticed a huge difference since I started wearing it! I’m going to try a new varicose vein tincture and cream and see if that helps my leg at all.

The baby is active and kicking, which is so nice to feel! I am getting so excited to hold another baby in my arms, it has been awhile! Deborah will be 3 in December, and this has been the longest break we have had between babies.

If you are pregnant, how is your pregnancy going? 

Where I’ve Been This Past Week….

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This past week was so much fun! We went away for a family vacation, and it was nice to just be away from everything for a few days. My dad and step-mom invited us to stay at a lodge in Branson MO with them, and my sister and her family came as well.

Four Months Pregnant! I didn’t do a pregnancy update this week, but here is my week 17 picture! The mirror makes my hand look huge! See the jacuzzi behind me? Yes, I totally enjoyed using that almost every night we were there! One night I put Peace and Calming Essential Oil in it and loved how it smelled.

Silver_Dollar_CityWe went to Silver Dollar City one day and enjoyed it a lot! I had not been since I was a teenager, and it brought back so many memories of being there with my mom and family. I really appreciate the family environment that is found there, and was reminded again of how different life is from the pioneer days.

We celebrated our 12 year anniversary! We celebrated our 12 year wedding anniversary while we were gone!

We also went to the Titanic museum and the Laura Ingalls Wilder house. Sean has never read the books, and after seeing her house and learning more about her he is wanting to read the books out loud as a family. Yay! I love her books so much, and my boys read them over and over again, just like I did as a child.

The internet where we stayed was really bad. Actually everywhere we went we had really poor cell phone signal, so I was not able to do much work. I’m trying to get caught up on emails and work on new blog posts for this week!

Don’t forget that today is the very last day of the Lilla Rose 10%-15% off sale! It’s a great time to be thinking ahead to Christmas gifts!

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Pregnancy Update: Week 13

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I had an amazing start to week 13th! I had some energy come back and took advantage of it.

Friday I spent the afternoon in the basement and sorted through all the children’s fall and winter clothes. I’ve been ordering clothes on ThredUP for them, and I’m going to a children’s consignment sale in a few weeks to hopefully finish getting what I need for them.

After going through the clothes I made homemade chicken and noodles and mashed potatoes, with crescent rolls. It was the first time I made a big dinner since I’ve been pregnant. I went to bed really tired and haven’t recovered since then.

Week 13 Pregnancy Update! Sean said I frown all the time because I feel sick. This is my attempt at a smile. I was in bed most of the day and never put my contacts in.

I’m trying to be patient and wait for some more energy to come. I also thought I was through getting sick, but totally lost the hot chocolate I drank the other night. A few more weeks….I keep telling myself that. :) My family is being amazing and helping out a lot.

I’ve had a lot of headaches in my neck, and I’ve been trying different natural things to help. The best thing ever was putting peppermint essential oil on my neck. It was really amazing how well it helped. Peppermint is totally natural and is safe during pregnancy. I’ve learned it is best for me to wash my hands after putting it on, I made the mistake of rubbing my eye and it hurt really bad!

The baby is almost 3 inches long, is the size of a pea pod and weighs nearly an ounce! I can’t wait to start feeling a lot of movement, it is so special to feel baby kicks! Deborah talks all the time about the baby that is coming. It is really sweet to hear a 2 year old be so excited about a new baby!