pregnancy post // month three.

Weeks 9-12

(Weeks 9 & 10 I don't have pictures.... oops!
Week nine was at the beach, then week ten, I had a horrible cold!)

9 weeks: 
  • The morning sickness has switched to mornings instead of afternoons and nights. 
  • The belly has officially popped out and it's crazy how pregnant I feel this week!
  • Strong aversion to any kind of pork which is so weird because I craved it when I was pregnant with Solomon and love it in general while not pregnant. I hear anything pork and my mind is intrigued because I should love it but then my stomach feels awful and says no! 
  • Enjoyed the beach vacation and relaxing by the ocean while working on a little tan! It was so nice and so needed. 
  • Solomon mentions the baby randomly now and pats my belly. He even prayed for the baby once, makes my heart melt! 
  • We had the dating ultrasound and the baby was measuring at 12/30 and the heart rate was 169. 

10 weeks:
  • We told our exciting news to the world! 
  • Zits are still happening, which did not happen this late last time.... but neither did the nausea. Both super fun things to deal with, ha!
  • The nausea did leave during the cold over the weekend but decided to come back after I was feeling better. I guess I'm thankful that I didn't have both the cold and nausea at the same time. 
  • Chicken is a big craving right now, pretty much the only meat that I want to eat at the moment. 
  • Small meals are already important, or I get over full and feel awful and can't sleep at night. 


11 weeks:
  • My tailbone is already very sensitive and hurts if I sit for too long. 
  • Still pretty small in the mornings but I feel huge by night. 
  • Making time and finding energy for the gym this week and really glad, it makes me feel so much better. 
  • Nausea is still around, especially first thing in the morning and after I eat anything, and even worse after something sweet. 
  • Had an awful migraine monday night that blinded me for a couple of hours. Some sleep and a hot cloth on my forehead helped make it go away.
  • I get so tired everyday around 4PM and I have to take a nap, even if Solomon is awake. If he is, I turn on the tv and sit him on the couch beside me and lay down by him to close my eyes while he watches a show. If I'm driving I can barely keep my eyes open on the road, it's so crazy. 


12 weeks:
  • The nausea seems worse than ever instead of going away!
  • Falling asleep with Solomon all the time and Peter has to come wake me up when he's ready to go to bed. 
  • Stomach aches and some round ligament pain made things uncomfortable this week. 
  • Solomon not sleeping that great and waking up around 3AM at night has definitely made me more tired. 

a new baby boy.


Nope, not me, or at least we don't know yet!! But, my friend Jennifer, is having a baby boy and we could not be more excited for her. Of course the way my mom and I show love for anyone is by throwing them a party, so that's what we did. We and a few of Jen's friends gave her and baby Warner some extra love over the weekend and I wanted to share a little bit of it here. I am so sad that I didn't have my camera though. Peter took Solomon to the Children's Museum for some playtime that morning and I didn't even realize my camera was in the car until after he left. I was so bummed. I had to let my phone do the work, and obviously, it isn't as great. I really wish I could have captured all the details and had some sweet candid shots from the morning, but this is better than nothing. And Jen had a wonderful time, so that is really all that matters. 

My mom and I made baby Warner a few onesies with funny iron sayings and one of them said, whine whine whine, then we made this one for Jen to go along with it. We loved it, and we were so happy that she did, too! You also would never know that Jen had just gotten over strep throat and had no voice during this shower by looking at these pictures. She definitely has that momma glow


daddy's day.


Father's Day was a good day for us! We went to church, Solomon had an epic nap while Peter and I watched an episode of House of Cards, and then we went to the new brewery in town so daddy could have a beer. It was a hot and beautiful day, and  13 Stripes was such a beautiful spot to spend the afternoon. Solomon and I are so lucky to have Peter to take care of us, so the least we could do is buy him a beer! 


One of the things that I love most about Peter as a father, is how he uses every chance possible, to teach Solomon something. And it's even cuter how he doesn't make everything boring when he's doing it, he is a fun dad. I knew he would be, cause he is the most fun husband and friend, but seeing him as a dad makes me so darn happy. We really are lucky to have him!!

We love you, Peter!!! 

Two Already.


Sweet, little man, Wyatt had his second birthday party over the weekend! It's so crazy to watch all our boys run around and play together, so grown up and big. Wyatt was the first of the crew so he's always going to lead the way but I'm thankful to have such a precious boy to do it. His momma and daddy have done such a good job, and I'm looking forward to spending more time with him now that Katie is working from home. More play time with the boys is always a good thing! Happy Birthday, Wyatt!!! 

This boy loves singing happy birthday!!!

Solomon is also obsessed with baby Ivy. 
While editing these pictures he would scream Iiiiiivy until I showed him this picture above. 

Pregnancy Post // the past eight weeks.

I'm so thankful for all the love and sweet comments we have received about our new little babe to join our family. It really is so surreal to experience everything all over again. I'm so thankful that God has given me this opportunity and privledge to grow a life and raise another baby. I pray that his or her heart will love Him fully one day and that they will yearn for His kingdom and not this world. Motherhood is such a blessing and also a heavy task, which I do not take lightly. 

We all know how I love the little details in most things with life, and I especially love to keep track of them here on the blog. I love looking back at all the pregnancy details from when I was pregnant with Solomon, so I thought I would do something similar this time around. I'm going to tweak it a bit and make it a little easier to share, but I do want to remember all the important details this time, too!


Let's start at the beginning........ 

April 8th, 2017 
I took a test because I was feeling really off and possibly pregnant but I wasn't sure if I was making it up in my head. After taking a test and seeing a very faint positive line I was shocked. I was super tired all the time, had really bad headaches for days, and was feeling really sore while Solomon nursed so it made sense but I didn't believe it. I somehow felt like it wasn't right. The next day I took another test and it was negative. Then a few days later I took another and it was also negative. I then realized that I had a very rare false positive. My heart was hurting much more than I expected, but seeing that positive test and then realizing that there was no baby, was really hard. I didn't expect things to happen quickly this time around but that little bit of false hope stung. After some heart to heart talks with my husband, my mom and some sweet girl friends, I knew that I needed to relax and place our family in God's hands. I knew in my heart that he had everything sorted out and my stress and concern would only make things harder in the long run. 


April 23, 2017
After our week in Asheville I knew I wanted to take a test since I had a few feelings that made me think that I could be pregnant. When I woke up on Sunday morning, after a night of crazy dreams, I knew it was a high chance. I only dream when I'm pregnant, so after constant random and weird dreaming all night, I had to check! We had a busy morning teaching Sunday school at church, and lunch at Peter's mom's house like always, so I waited till after Solomon was down for his nap to take a test. The line showed instantly and I was so shocked. Peter couldn't believe it either, it was such a wonderful Sunday afternoon surprise for us! I was technically 4 weeks and 2 days when I found out. I definitely had a hard time believing it was true even with all the signs and feelings that I was having. After the false positive the weeks before, I took several tests over the next few weeks, but I didn't have a real peace of mind until we saw that sweet baby on an ultrasound. The amount of fear that the enemy put in my head was a real struggle for me, but I'm so thankful that all is going well and we have a healthy growing baby!

Now on to the details..........


  • Nauseous at random times all day long, and always after I eat anything, but no food aversions.
  • Zits like crazy, those really painful deep zits that you can't even pop.
  • Cramping and backaches and so tired every afternoon but I can't seem to nap when Solomon naps, I just want to crash once he wakes up around 4.
  • Had a dream where I woke up almost crying because Daryl died on an episode of The Walking Dead. See, such strange dreams!!!
  • Our nighttime routine has been pretty rough lately since I still nurse Solomon to sleep before bed and before naptime. I have also noticed a huge drop in my supply since I found out I was pregnant and he seems to take forever to fall asleep because he isn't satisfied like before. It makes me sad since this is usually my favorite part of the day. 



  • Emooooootional! I can hardly get through an episode of Grey's Anatomy without crying, which is very abnormal for me. 
  • Each days nausea seems worse than the one before.... I keep waiting to actually throw up at some point. Nights are really bad.
  • The cleaning schedule has gone out the window which I really hate but I have no energy or desire to do anything.
  • So many zits in my T-zone area, especially around my nose.



  • Celebrated Mother's Day! So excited to officially have two babies to be thankful for on this sweet day. 
  • Experiencing a lot of cramping and a very small bump is starting to appear, I guess the second is going to show a lot faster!
  • Sleeping really hard and still having crazy dreams.... the funnies one so far, I actually had twins and we were leaving the hospital with Solomon in his car seat but the babies were in shoe boxes and there was a boy shoe box and a girl shoe box. Once we got home I couldn't find the girl shoe box and I was freaking out, Peter didn't seem upset or concerned at all. I woke up really stressed and freaking out, ha!
  • Nursing is getting more and more uncomfortable but we are officially only nursing before bed and first thing in the morning. Two times a day is a huge cutback but he doesn't seem to mind now that there isn't much to drink. The naptime routine has gone from an hour long process to 5-10 minutes. 
  • Still a lot of zits, Peter confirmed that I had painful zits in my ears when I was pregnant with Solomon, and I have them again. Such a weird and annoying symptom. 



  • Really thankful that we have weaned all day nursing now because it is so painful and my supply is so low it seems pointless the one time he does it at night and in the morning. He seems more frustrated at night so we are going to stop that after our trip to the beach. 
  • My skin seems to be clearing up! Yay!! Well, just kidding... no it's not.
  • Nausea is really bad in the afternoon and night. Pretty much feel sick anytime I eat now but I still want to eat, especially dill pickles, they are my favorite. Such a cliche!
  • Can't cook at all, especially any meat. Poor Peter is living on grilled cheese, or he's cooking, or my mom is cooking for us!
  • We had our first appointment and got to see and hear that sweet heart beat on daddy's birthday! It was a great day as a family celebrating!! 


beach weekend.


We were so thankful and excited when my mom invited us for a trip to the beach on Memorial Day Weekend. It was a short weekend but a sweet one. I was honestly a little hesitant to take an almost five hour drive for just a short three day trip, but I was so glad it was worth it. Thankfully, with Gigi in the back seat with Solomon, he didn't get too bored and had a great nap on the way there and back. We definitely have a beach boy on our hands, so he was on cloud nine the entire time. 


I didn't get my big camera out much since the sand and all the water made me a little nervous, but when we went out for dinner, I decided to get a little dressed up and take some pictures. We did our announcement pictures but there were several more I wanted to share. The lighting was so perfect and it was such a pretty night. 

We are excited to head back to the beach with my mom again in September! 
Thanks again for the invite, Mom, we had a great time!!!

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