So there is no picture. I have been totally slacking and didn't do a post last week or take any pictures. I will hopefully do so next week. There is no bump so you aren't missing out.
Baby #2 Growth: According to one app the baby is the size of a kidney bean and has begun to have webbed fingers and toes! And according to the other app it is the size of a raspberry which I have been eating a lot of.
Feeling: Tired and a little scared. I have been super sick and tired and I keep getting this fear that I am going to have twins. But it is probably me just worrying too much. As my husband keeps saying, "You think too much." I mean I will love my twins if we have some but it is so scary. It seems that it is always hard to carry twins for as long as they need and I am so scared to have preemies. But I know the Lord will bless us with what ever children or child is right for us.
Symptoms: Major morning sickness and I have been so tired that I sleep whenever my husband is home to watch E. I have been peeing a lot but that's not unusual. I am so looking forward to the morning sickness and tiredness to go away but I could only be half way through it.
Cravings: I still haven't had any weird ones but when I am craving something or any food item sounds good I go for it because most things do not sound good.
Weight Gain: I still haven't really gained anything. With not eating very much it makes it pretty hard to. But I think I am up a pound so that's good.
Here are a few of my favorite things!!! Yup all 5 are this awesome giveaway!!! You know you love it!! You know you will totally win too so you better get applying for the awesome prize!!!
#1 - 5 I have saved the best for last! This is a huge love of mine this week!!! A Get Fit Giveaway!!!
I am very excited to announce that today marks the one year anniversary of a fitness goal of Christine over at The So-Called Homemaker. The goal was to work out five days a week, every week, no excuses. And she did it!!!!! To celebrate her accomplishments we are doing this awesome giveaway! You could win a FitBix Flex, a PiYo base kit, and an ab roller!
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Starts September 12th and ends September 20th at midnight!!
This past week has been up and down. I have been feeling like crap and this last Saturday was one of the worst days we have had in a long time. Eli and I spent most of the day crying and throwing tantrums. Sigh I am so glad that day is over.
Here are some of the good times!
Eli has been going to sleep with out nursing and been sleeping through the night from 8pm to 6 or 7 am. Makes for a much happier mom. Although I am still waking up in the night because I have achy hips and back. But it has been great. I have been missing nursing my little man but it also feels so nice to have that part of my body back for a little while anyways. And my body feels so much better not having to make all the milk and use all my calories.
My child looks like a little boy in this picture...ridiculous. This boy loves applesauce these days. He eats at least 2 a day if not twice that.
That messy face makes me so darn happy. Although the sticky mess that he trails all over the house I doesn't make me very happy.
We went to the Utah State Fair!! It was so much fun! We all had so much fun seeing the animals!
One farmer even let the kids pet one of his cows! Eli wouldn't touch it but it was still fun!
I had never seen a goat like this before.... They have super tiny ears.... They looked so weird.
The goats were Eli's favorites! Mine too. There were lots of them hitched on the outside of the fences so you could pet them.
And there were some cute baby goats!!
Those little piglets were going crazy nursing. There were lots of school kids there and the boys were so grossed out and shocked by the pigs boobies....made me laugh
I thought it was super cool and natural to see!
Eli was rather shocked by this turkey as you can see by the look on his face.
This sculpture is made out of butter..... crazy weird
Eli got to be a farmer for a little while and had lots of fun. He got to milk a fake cow and plant seeds and harvest fruit. He also got to ride a tractor and brush a fake sheep.
At the end he got paid a dollar and was able to buy an apple!
Eli also got a balloon sword! He loved it but it didn't last too long.
Sorry the video isn't really in focus.
Until next time!!
P.S. There will be a couple of giveaways coming soon!!!
Little Lovies is a weekly post about any 5 things that I am loving!
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1. How cute is this!!!??!! This necklace you can order from the A Quiver Full Shop. It is so cute and the message behind it is beautiful. Their shop is based on Psalm 127 where it tells of the importance of our children. You order an arrow for every child so that you can be reminded of how important your children are to you and God. It's beautiful and I will be ordering one soon!!!
2. Here is another product I majorly love! These custom Pickture that Photo Bracelets. You choose what pictures you want to wear!! So cute and fun!!! I have 2 and love them like crazy. They have a few different sizes so you should go check them out!
3. This super cute luggage tag is also so cute and I would love to have attached to my suitcase! Red Leaf Leather makes this and also custom men's wallets. The tags will be coming to the shop soon!
4. One thing I majorly love is that later this month you can enter a giveaway where you can win all of the above products!!! I am so excited for you guys to be able to win this amazing items!!!
5. Another great announcement.....I am participating in a giveaway with some other amazing Bloggers to celebrate The So Called Homemakers accomplishments!!!
How awesome are these prizes!!!!???!! FitBix Flex, a PiYo base kit and an ab roller!!!
It opens September 12th!!! Mark your calendars!!
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Right now my son is in the other room crying and it is 3:45 am. My husband is in there holding him and I am in our room in a fetal position. I am writing this post in hopes that it will distract me from feeling like a useless mother. We have finally come to the point where our son has to sleep through the night. Being pregnant has been so exhausting for me and getting up every hour or two to nurse Eli back to sleep is taking a huge toll. So no more nursing.... Which writing that has made it hit... I don't get to snuggle with my boy so intimately anymore... And that makes me sad. But I can't lie and say that I am not also looking forward to the sleep and the not sore boobs that nursing every hour has brought. I wish I was tough enough to be in there holding my son as he fights with the frustration of not being able to nurse, to let him know I haven't abandoned him. This mommy is too much of a wimp to be able to do that... I try and all I do is sob which really doesn't help him calm down and sleep. I am so glad to know that all of this is for the best and is only a momentary trial. There will be a night hopefully soon that we will awake refreshed and happy that our little man slept through the night. I can't wait for that morning.
Okay on to some September Goals. I had no intention of writing such a post but after reading everyone's post of their goals I knew I had to do it. Everyone inspired me to be put my goals out there to push myself even more to be better. So here goes.... I have decided to break them down into categories and to only have 2 for each so I don't overwhelm myself like I do every time I write up a list of goals.
* Communicate SINCERELY every day with my Father in Heaven.
* Study the Scriptures daily.
* When I am with them make sure to focus my attention on them and their needs.
* Go for bike rides at least once a week.
* Eat all the meals and calories I need to function and grow this baby. 6 meals 2700 - 3200 Calories
* Drink 4 of my water bottles of water.
* Prepare dinner every night even when David isn't home.
* Stick to my cleaning plan.
* Schedule time daily to learn something new! (better photography, accounting, nutrition, ASL)
* Get my self ready every day and night. (wash face, brush teeth, little make up, hair done, clothes that make me feel cute!)
Life lately has been fun and a little overwhelming. Finding out I was pregnant (See Announcement HERE and first bump update HERE) was super exciting and yet has kind of freaked me out and caused a lot more challenge to daily life. But here are some of the fun times!
Eli sees a camera or a phone he automatically starts saying "Cheese". It is super adorable!
On Tuesday we went to Tracy Aviary to visit all the birdies! Eli is rather fascinated by birds and so he loved it!