19 Weeks

Biweekly Update: 20 Weeks

Another two weeks closer to meeting Thing 3! How far along: 20 weeks Total weight gain: ~7 lbs. Maternity clothes: Mostly wearing maternity shirts or larger shirts and the same skirt/pants every week that still fit. I did get a good pair of maternity jean capris that I like. Also finally bought some new comfy/workout shorts in larger sizes since I was down …

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Bacon Hashbrowns

The Best Bacon Hashbrowns and 20 Weeks!

Joe found this awesome recipe in Esquire magazine. I really didn’t change up the recipe much so they get all the credit for this one. And I guess Joe gets some credit for persuading me to make it! I believe you could sub sweet potatoes for this to make it more Paleo-friendly, however I haven’t personally tried it. My guess …

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Biweekly Update: 18 Weeks

Have two weeks already gone by? I feel like some days time is flying by too fast and others it seems to crawl. I think the waiting to find out if we are having a boy or girl will start to wear on me! We have our “big” ultrasound on May 6 where we could find out the gender, however …

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Biweekly Update: 16 Weeks

In order to not let my pregnancy completely take over the blog (like it has been lately), I’m going to shoot for biweekly updates on how Thing 3 and me are doing. I’ll still be adding additional pregnancy/baby related posts and also recipes and health tips like usual. How far along: 16 weeks Total weight gain: ~3-4 lbs. Maternity clothes: …

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BBQ Pork Pizza with Spaghetti Squash Crust and Second Trimester Updates

Things have been going much, much better in the symptom, food and exercise department compared to how I felt throughout the first trimester. I’ve had a much healthier appetite and have been able to cook a lot more than I was in the beginning. I still have my indulgences but sticking to the Paleo or just a whole foods diet …

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Granola and Yogurt

First Trimester Experiences: Food and Exercise

Food was an interesting category for me during the first three months of pregnancy. I had been eating extremely healthy prior to conception and during the first few weeks. As I said, around six weeks I got hit with wonderful pregnancy nausea. I looked at my salad for lunch one day and started gagging. I just has my first full salad since …

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First Trimester Experiences: Symptoms

The first trimester has brought many ups and downs for us (mostly me). At about 5 ½ weeks pregnant I was still having some significant cramping and also some light spotting. My doctor ordered an immediate ultrasound to eliminate the possibilities of a tubal pregnancy or the embryo attaching anywhere else except the uterus. The results were fine and everything …

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How I Found Out I was Pregnant

As I mentioned previously, I had been charting my cycles for about six months by taking my waking temperature and tracking my cervical fluid. Based on my charting, specifically my temperatures, I had not ovulated. I never had a significant rise in temperature that usually signifies ovulation. Enter January 1, 2014. What a great way to start off the New …

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The Road to Getting Pregnant

As I mentioned in my last post, I wanted to share our journey in successfully getting pregnant. I can tell you that it hasn’t been an easy road, but in the end I truly believe that God’s timing is perfect and that the wait will totally be worth it. Warning: there will be some girly/period talk that might be TMI …

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