Tuesday, June 25, 2013

33 Weeks!

How far along? 33 weeks!

How big is baby?  The Bump says she is the size of a Durian Fruit, Average size: 17.2 inches, 4.2 pounds
Our Doctor said she is measuring a week ahead!

Weight gain? 21 pounds!

Maternity clothes? No tops fit my belly, but I can still button my jeans.
Stretchmarks? Nothing new

Sleep? I am always tired. Sleep as much as possible now. I even nap!

Best moment this week?  She did a full body flip when Caylee was rubbing my belly!

She gets the hiccups 5 times a day, sometimes more! She never sits still.

Food cravings? Tacos and I find myself eating at least 2 Cookies & Cream Hershey bars a day!

Gender? GIRL

Labor signs?  Nope!

Belly button in or out? All the way out!

What I miss? Wearing nice tank tops in this summer heat, and not having my feet swell.

What I am looking forward to?  Her birth!

Friday, April 5, 2013

I Work Out...? :/

Mama works out!
Credit to Tumblr

Being 21 weeks pregnant, I am trying to find anything to relieve some back pain and try to have a healthy pregnancy. So last night, I decided to hit the gym for the first time since I got pregnant. 
I am finding it to be more euphoric for me now vs. when I was not pregnant. I sat in the gym for an hour last night did my routine at a slow and steady pace and made sure to not push myself. I felt amazing once I got home and started to plan out my weekly work-outs from here on. 

I am not into Yoga or Pilates, even though I would love to be. I do not find the pleasure in making my body bend in 30 different ways that it was not meant to be. It hurts, I can not find my "center or core", I look ridiculous and I am pretty sure I would get stuck in 99.9% of the positions.  So, I will just stick with the treadmill and bike and free weights. 

I have gained 5 pounds this entire pregnancy, all of which is fluid and baby. Due to my HG in the first trimester, I was not able to put on any weight what-so-ever. Now that I am feeling better, I am looking at trying to maintain a healthy weight gain while eating healthy and being active. 

Did any of you work out in your pregnancies? What was your routine?
Feel free to share ;)

Monday, April 1, 2013

20 Weeks. Halfway Jam

This pregnancy has been an adventure and I am only 20 weeks. 
I had severe Hyperemesis Gravidarum from week 4 to week 18. Throwing up on average 6 to 8 times per day and could hardly keep anything down. I still had to manage to care for my two little girls, who needed me terribly. I was bringing one to school and dance classes, while trying to fight the urge to not pass out with every step I took. I spent a lot of time in Emergency Rooms, getting fluids and IV medications and praying for it all to end. 

I can now say, the throwing up has vanished but I did get a new friend. Severe lower back pain. I can not stand up without my body tightening up to a point of no return and there has been a few occasions where I have gotten stuck in the tub (classy, right?)
I have done Chiropractic visits, Icy Hot, Heat and Ice variations and every possible thing under the sun. Usually, I spend my nights in tears and pray that the pain will go away. Even though, I highly doubt it will.

How far along? 20 weeks!

How big is baby?  The Bump says she is the size of a Banana, Average size: 6.5 inches, 10.6 oz-
Our Doctor at the visit said she was 13 oz and 10 inches long..

Weight gain? 5 pounds and counting!

Maternity clothes? I have busted out the Roo pants, for sure. 
Stretchmarks? Nothing new

Sleep? Between the back pain and the two munchkins getting up every 5 hours, No.

Best moment this week?  She kicked a water glass off my belly in the tub. Both girls got to see it, they thought it was hilarious. 

Movement? At night she is CRAZY.  

Food cravings? Everything, I am always hungry. I crave Coffee terribly though. 

Gender? GIRL

Labor signs?  BH but no real signs, thank goodness.

Belly button in or out? Halfway there!

What I miss? Not having my back hurt. :(

What I am looking forward to?  Shopping for the Princess.

I remember when I found out, I was heartbroken. I so badly wanted a little boy to complete our family and give my Husband a Son. After my Husband sat and made me look at the bigger picture, I could not believe how excited I actually was. We decided to name her Mayzee (middle name TBA at birth)
I am getting all excited finding little pink and purple things and can not wait to hold my daughter. 

She is so active and loves to move and wiggle at night. The second I lay down, she is up like a fan at a Vikings game. Caylee and Lily are loving feeling her move. They place their little hands on my belly and she will kick away. The girls find it to be hilarious. 

I can not wait to share my next 20 week journey with you all.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Fear of the Unknown.

In 2009, I gave birth to my first daughter, Caylee Anne at 10:45 pm. A short 14 months later at 4:34 pm, our second daughter, Lily Marie was born. In 8 short months, a new duckling will join our family and as cool, calm and collective as I try to act, I am terrified. 6 months ago, My Husband and I suffered a miscarriage at 4 weeks along. It was one of the most heartbreaking things, that we have gone through.
I have been getting my Betas checked and they went from being 89 to 280 and tomorrow, I will get tested again. 

I have heard many people say, "Two is hard, Three.....now that's a breeze!" 
Now am I being lied to?
I find it hard to wrangle the two I have, and now to add another one. Woofta.

Ross (My Husband) and I, knew we wanted more kids, it was just a matter of when. We just did not expect it to happen so soon after our previous loss. I look at every child as a blessing, and I can not wait to hold and kiss and sing this baby to sleep, like I do with my girls. I never wanted to be a Mother. (Bible!) I thought that kids were loud, annoying and just plain dirty. I never had that maternal bond when I would look or hold a baby, that is until I got pregnant. The second Caylee was born, my entire outlook changed. I suddenly didn't mind the throw up running down my cheek or the poop that got on my hand. I loved the late night feedings and looked forward to every doctor appointment and library visit, etc.

That didn't change with Lily. I loved it all, I still love it all.

I can not wait for #3's arrival into this world. I can't wait to share my entire pregnancy journey with all of my readers and get advice and input and whatever else you all have to offer me!

Until next time,


Tuesday, December 4, 2012


I am so excited!

After a good year, I am back and ready to "Blog"!!!

Adventures of a Minnesota Mom, was honestly one of my biggest dreams and I watched it come true, because of all of you!

Sadly, after I stopped blogging, my domain name was sold off and now I get to start all over from scratch.
(Oh, how I love that!)

I can not wait to update you on our growing family, our new adventures and show you some awesome products and share some fantastic companies with all of you!

Here is to the kick off.....