Baby Bump {28 Weeks}

We have officially entered the third trimester (last Sunday).  It feels good to be nearing the end of this pregnancy.  I feel that little ones are such a blessing and some days I can see myself having LOTS of babies, but I really don't enjoy pregnancy.  I hate saying that because I know there are many women who cannot conceive, but my experience is that the end result of the pregnancy way exceeds the nine months during pregnancy.  I love my babies!!!

*As of 28 weeks I have gained 9 lbs.  I'm hoping to only gain 10-12 more this trimester. 
*My blood sugars have been fairly consistent and manageable.
*This baby loves to move around while I sleep... go figure!
*I have some serious restless leg syndrome going on at night, too.  I am not sleeping well and thus I am tired during the day.
*I feel huge and my tummy is measuring 1 1/2 weeks ahead of my due date.  Not surprising since I have larger babies.
*I have been walking at least 2 miles 5 times a week.  It's not a lot, but it's something.

I am so excited to meet this little one.  Nine months isn't a lot, until you have an amazing gift you are waiting on.


Pregnancy Photos {inspiration}

It has been a long time since I have spent any amount of time on Pinterest.  
I have been busy.
And, some more busy.

But, alas things are slowing for a few weeks and then it will be a crazy whirlwind until the baby gets here.

I am trying to decide what avenue I want to go with my maternity photos.
Here we are with baby #3 due to arrive in 14 short weeks.  I can't just drop the ball on pics because I'm busy and don't have the motivation to get them done.
How sad for baby #3, right???

So, my dear friend Pinterest is helping me get some pin.spiration and I thought I'd share it with y'all in case you were in need of some inspiration as well.
Here ya go...

love this shot


just in case i need maternity photos again...  love!

GORGEOUS maternity photos!!

Those are just a few.  You can follow my board to see others and future BUMP pins!!!


Absent Days

We have been getting our play on here at home lately.

The kids stayed with a babysitter for the first time in ages this week.
She is totally competent, so I was fine with it, but I still have difficulty leaving my kids.
It's my life people... the kids and the hubs.
yep.  it's been warm here, but i wanted to use this pic... it is my blog after-all.

When I'm out of my element, it takes me a little while to feel normal about it.
Call me weird, but I love being a mom more than I even dreamed.
Can reality be better than a dream?  

There are some nightmare-ish days that are filled with endless disciplining and heart-to-hearts.

But, I wouldn't want to have anyone else steal those moments from me.


Who Wears Short... Hair???

I'm going crazy over here with all this hair I'm having to deal with.  
I know that cutting my locks of love while in the last trimester of pregnancy is not the smartest decision...
so, wait I must until this little lovey comes out.  

It has grown... and grown... and grown...

My Photo

I have been scouring the internet and Pinterest for short hair ideas and have compiled a few that I think are contenders.  Let me know what you think... it's going to be drastic, so stay tuned!

Victoria Beckham

short hair

short hair
short hair style
Really, you can tell me I'm an idiot and shouldn't chop it all off. 
I'm not sayin' that I'm going to listen, but I really would like your opinion.
It will be blond, but I don't know what cut I should do.


WIWW {pregnancy edition}

I haven't ever participated in the "What I Wore Wednesday" link up, but I thought that this week I would.
I went shopping with my mother-in-law and sister-in-law this week and got a few items to add to my wardrobe.

Don't look too closely, I am wearing no makeup and have barely brushed my hair.
I guess I'm not making a very good first impression on WIWW.

Anyhoo, I'm 6 months pregnant with #3 and growing by the day.  I'm determined to wear regular clothes as long as I can since I don't want to have to buy a lot of summer maternity clothes.  I obviously have to wear maternity pants, but dresses and most tops still fit... snugly.  

This necklace by Lisa Leonard is one I wear!  
I love it!  It was a present from my kids and hubby for Christmas.  Hubby ordered it and a few weeks later we discovered that we were going to have to add another name to the necklace.  

Dress:  Old Navy (not maternity)
Tank: Old Navy
Necklace: Lisa Leonard
Belt: Target


pleated poppy

24 Weeks {update}

Get ready to say... "Whoa!"
I have really blossomed since my 20 week picture.  
I am so lucky to have a husband who loves my pregnant belly. 
I have friends with husbands who don't really like their wife's body as it grows with the baby and I feel blessed that Mark thinks it's beautiful.

*I have gained 5 1/2 lbs so far.  The doctor was very happy this past month with my weight.
*I am sore and achy, but taking evening walks seems to help me loosen up.
*The baby moves ALL.the.time.
*I am in full blown maternity... for sure!
*We finally have our names picked out... I think. 

I am already so anxious to meet this little one. 
I can't wait to hold him/her and give him mommy kisses on his precious cheeks.
I'm also ready for a Pizza Hut cheese pizza and a cinnamon roll! :)

Here's to four more weeks and entering my last trimester with this baby.