Monday, September 29, 2014

baby update // 18 weeks...

I'm a week late getting this blog post up to you, oooops! So I'm actually officially 19 weeks right now. Hehe. Anyway, let's pretend we're still back in the 18 week world ;) So Baby Main is the size of a bell pepper!!! A BELL PEPPER! From rump to head, measuring about 5.6 inches. Wow. Did you know that when he or she was first developing, he/she was the size of a poppyseed!? It just blows my mind thinking that something so small is now...a bell pepper in my tummy!

It's so comforting knowing the Lord is continuing to mold and make that baby perfectly. Things are happening just as they should. We just can't wait to see what exactly all that will look like! 




Greek yogurt mixed with chopped peaches, greek yogurt mixed with peanut butter (and coconut sugar- YUM), and greek yogurt mixed with a banana and almond milk (in a smoothie form). I learned pretty quickly that I wasn't getting enough protein and calcium, which is especially important in the 2nd trimester! 


More water than I know what to do with! Plus a lot more almond milk (for the calcium) and some delicious decaf coffee in the morn. MmMmm, I look forward to that one!


Still reading and enjoying the "Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy". Since it's divided up into months and weeks, I read a little every so often. I like to wait until I'm a specific week and then read all about what to expect! Also, starting to really research and read up on baby items (for our registry).


Still can't wait to know whether Baby Main is a little boy or girl! It's just a matter of days now!!! Also, every day I sort of sit there for a while and see if I can feel him or her. Nothing yet!


My husband and I have been praying a lot for the health of the baby, the health of me (especially during labor, delivery and postpartum), that the Lord would prepare us and our hearts for whatever little one we are to have, and (yikes) for my lovely baby hormonal acne to lessen. It's gotten pretttttty bad. 


I'm gunna go ahead and say better? Maybe it's more because I'm getting more and more adjusted to my new norm. I know what to do before bed, how to set up my million pillows, and am ok with the amount of times I get up during the night. Plus, there's always daytime naps ;)


I was so blessed by my mother in law and uncle with maternity clothes for my 30th birthday. I know, right?? So far, I've hit up Old Navy and H&M and purchased just a couple of things. Two more maternity skinny jeans, a few maternity dresses (in stripes! So cute!!), one non-maternity dress- it fits really nicely and still has room to grow, and some basic v-neck t-shirts a size up from what I am now at H&M ($5.95 each)! Next is nursing bras! Agggggg.


Still feeling really good! I know a little more about what I can and cannot do- and I'm sure not to push myself over that limit. Working out had to be scaled WAY down, so I mostly do yoga, some pilates, and 2.5-3 mile walks at night (including up and down hills) with the hubbie for some cardio. We average about 4-5 days a week, which helps me to feel like a real person and not a roly-poly. I will say though- I'm just now starting to feel super uncomfy if I bend down or kneel down and have my tummy push against my knees. Whoopsie! 


This trimester! Now that I'm well into it, things really have gotten a bit back to normal- kind of. ;) I'm adjusting more and more to my new normal at least.

Dress // Old Navy. Belt // Thrifted.


  1. You look so cute! I LOVE that belt too! Lots of Greek yogart! Yum!

  2. You are the cutest little momma!

  3. What a lovely post :) Congrats on 2nd trimester! I am so relieved to be actually eating more these days (I just hit 17 weeks!) Thank you for sharing your journey!

  4. Isn't it the greatest feeling? So glad you're feeling better too!

  5. The belt is THE BEST. Wish I had one in every color of the rainbow so I could wear it with everything!

  6. Ahh! Cutie! You look wonderful! Can't wait til you find out if Baby Main is a boy or girl! :)
    P.S. that belt is spectacular.

  7. Congrats! The second trimester is WONDERFUL (and well, so are the rest too!) I remember finding out the sex - it is such a spectacular moment.


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