26-28 Week Bumpdate


Ahh I’ve been slacking!!!  Time is going by WAY to fast and between work and life, sitting down at night to blog hasn’t been a priority!  Luckily today things slowed down a bit:)!



1.) Size:  Baby Socrates now weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of his head to his heels.

Chinese cabbage


2.) Exercise:  My exercise has been a bit sporadic the last couple weeks due to being out of town for work!  But I’m always doing something if it is Crossfit or walking at the track and trails to shampooing our carpet… YES I’m nesting!


3.) Symptoms:  The last few weeks I have had horrible heartburn.  Luckily I checked with the doctor and I am able to take medication so I have been, which has made things much better!  I’m still tired all the time and I’ve noticed I’m starting to wake up again more at night to make multiply potty trips!



4.) Cravings: Watermelon!  I could eat a whole watermelon daily.  I seriously can’t get enough!  Thanks god I’m pregnant in the summer while it’s in season!

5.) Stretch Marks:  Still none… knock on wood!  I’m getting bigger every day so I have been checking!  I even asked Mike to look the other day in case I got a few where I couldn’t see them.


6.) Movement: Still non-stop:)!  I read the other day that at 28 weeks you should feel for movement when you wake up in the morning and then again at night when you lay down.  The baby should move at least 10 times in an hour.  I tried this the other morning and he moved 6 times in 5 minutes… he is ACTIVE!

7.)  Other exciting things this week:

I’m not sure if it’s exciting but tomorrow is my 30th birthday!  AHHH I feel SO old!  30 and pregnant:)!  We celebrated with friends this past weekend at a Hibachi grill and had a great low key night.  Tomorrow Mike and I are going out to dinner and just spending time together which is all I really want.


25 Week Bumpdate


15 more weeks to go!  Time is flying by way too fast!

time flying by

1.)  Size:  Baby Socrates is now officially the size of one of my favorite veggies, cauliflower!



2.) Exercise:

Monday- Crossfit

Tuesday- Crossfit

Wednesday- REST DAT

Thursday- Crossfit

Friday- Crossfit

Saturday- REST day- Not feeling well

Sunday- REST day- Not feeling well


3.) Symptoms:  This past weekend the dreaded nausea from my first trimester decided to rear it’s ugly head again.  I was pretty much miserable all weekend.  I’m praying it was just a fluke since I’m feeling much better today!  I HATE morning “all-day” sickness!!!



4.) Cravings:  Pretty much anything and everything!  Somedays I don’t think it’s possible for me to feel full!

5.) Stretch marks: Still none:)

25 weeks


6.) Movement: NON-STOP!  This baby is either going to have a knack for dancing or is going to be a drummer!  He’s super active just like his momma!

7.) Other exciting things this week:

On the baby front this week has been pretty quite.  I just can’t believe how fast this summer is going by and some days it scares the shit out of me.  I know you’re never really ready for parenthood but I’m a planner so the lists of things I feel like I need to get done before this baby gets here tends to overwhelm me somedays.  Luckily my love of lists and crossing off what I need to do keeps me motivated and feeling accomplished at the end of most days instead of the latter!


23 & 24 Week Bumpdates


Ekkk I’m slipping!  Forgive my hiatus, these last couple weeks have been crazy!


1.)  Size:  Baby Socrates is now officially the size of a cantaloupe… AHH he’s getting so big

whole cantaloupe melon and slice


2.) Exercise:

Monday- Prenatal Yoga & 3 mile Walk

Tuesday- Crossfit

Wednesday- Crossfit

Thursday- REST day

Friday- Crossfit

Saturday- Swam and tanned:)

Sunday- Swam and tanned:)

3.) Symptoms:  I’m loving this trimester I really do feel great… tired but great!


4.) Cravings:  Still hungry all the time!  My latest craving has been watermelon… but if I eat too much I have really bad nausea so I’m trying not to eat too much.

5.) Stretch marks: Still none:)



6.) Movement: This is one busy baby!  He is moving now some during the day and at night he is most active from 9pm-11pm.  It feels so weird but I love it:)!  Every time I feel him it reassures me he is doing good in there!

7.) Other exciting things this week:

Today Mike and I finalized our daycare plans for when Baby S comes which was one of our biggest concerns.  I feel like a huge weight has been lifted and now we can just relax, look forward to our baby showers and anticipate his arrival.

This pregnancy has been everything I wanted it to be!  I’m healthy and have the most supportive amazing husband.  Sometimes I think things are going so well it’s too good to be true but that’s just my pessimistic nature.  I’m just really happy and content with life right now and its feels really good:)!

22 Week Bumpdate


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22 weeks and counting:)!  This past week has been pretty awesome…

1.)  Size:  Baby Socrates is now officially the size of a spaghetti squash:)




2.) Exercise:

Monday- Crossfit

Tuesday- REST day

Wednesday- Crossfit

Thursday- REST day

Friday- Walked- hurt my back at Crossfit on Wed. so too it easy the rest of the week.

Saturday- Painted ALL day

Sunday- REST day



3.) Symptoms:  This past week was pretty good I had a ton of energy and felt great.

4.) Cravings:  Still hungry all the time!  I’ve been eating a half a cantaloupe a day so I guess that’s my latest craving:)!

5.) Stretch marks: Still none and I’ve actually really popped this week so WOO HOO:)!

6.) Movement: FINALLY!!!! This baby has been moving and grooving all week and it feels AMAZING:)  This past Fri. he even had the hiccups which was crazy to feel.  Mike felt him move on Saturday and Sun. so awesome…


7.) Other exciting things this week:

This past weekend was nice and cool so we decided it was the perfect time to open up all the windows and paint the nursery.  Mike did most of it but I helped with the trim work .  It turned out so perfect and although I still have a lot I want to do in there painting was the biggest job:)!



19-21 Week Bumpdate


These last two weeks have been a complete whirl wind and have FLOWN by!  First things first though, on June 7th, 2013 Mike and I found out that…


Yea it’s a BOY:)!!!  I started crying when I found out, I was so happy that my intuition this whole time had been spot on.  I told Mike it’s crazy to think my whole life it’s just been my mom and now I’m about to start this next journey of my life with not only one amazing man (my husband) but now two:)!  We have decided to keep his name a secret until he is born so Mike and I still have a little secret between the two of us for a while.

The day after we found out the sex we were off to Mexico with Mike’s family for the week.  We stayed at a beautiful resort in Cancun.  It was nice to get away!



Once we got back from vacation we spent Father’s Day with my mom and went out to a nice breakfast.  Monday was a whirl wind going back to work and this entire week has literally flown by.


Today we worked in our back yard and set up our pool and even got in a floated for awhile:)


In trying to keep some consistency with my “baby blog” format.  Today I am 21 weeks and 2 days prego.  I’m officially half way done :)!!!

1.)  Size: 



2.) Exercise:

Monday- Crossfit

Tuesday- Yard work

Wednesday- 3 mile walk/run

Thursday- 2 mile walk

Friday- Crossfit

Saturday- REST day

Sunday- Yard work

3.) Symptoms:  I’m still tired ALOT but these last few weeks I’ve officially gotten my bump.  I’m starting to notice people looking at my stomach now in passing so that’s been fun!  Although I want to yell… “Yes, I’m pregnant, that’s not a gut!”

4.) Cravings:  Cantaloupe… YUM I just had some!

5.) Stretch marks: Still none:)

6.) Movement: I think so… everyone says it feels like “butterflies” or gas and I feel things but I wouldn’t describe it like that.  It’s like a cramping but doesn’t hurt.  I don’t know, it actually is starting to frustrate me so I don’t think about it to much.  My doctor said at this point anything I feel below the belly button is the baby so I’m just going to assume that I’m feeling him.  It’s common for first time mothers to not feel movement up until 25 weeks so it’s not worrisome to me since he has been so active at all my doctor’s appointments.

7.) Other exciting things this week:

One of my best friends Sondra, had her daughter on June 6th.  Her name is Rosemary Moon Kelly and she is absolutely perfect:)  Meeting her and holding her makes me SO excited to meet our little guy in a couple months.


18 Week Bumpdate




18 weeks and counting:)!  We are FOUR days away from finding out what this little peanut is and words can not explain how anxious and excited I am!

1.)  Size: 



2.) Exercise:

Monday- 3 mile walk

Tuesday- REST day

Wednesday- Crossfit

Thursday- Short walk

Friday- Crossfit

Saturday- REST day

Sunday- 3.25 Walk/Run



3.) Symptoms:  I’m SO tired ALL the time and gassy ALL the time… my poor poor husband!



4.) Cravings:  My pickle craving has pretty much subsided.  I’m just hungry all the time!

5.) Stretch marks: Still none:)

6.) Movement: I think I felt the baby today!  Mike and I were on our way home from getting a bite to eat and I was talking on the phone to my mom and suddenly I got this rolling sensation in my tummy… it wasn’t butterflies but it was something that I’ve never felt before.  I haven’t felt it again though so I’m not sure…


7.) Other exciting things this week:

It doesn’t get more exciting than finding out what sex the baby is on Fri.!!!!  I just pray it isn’t laying weird that we can’t tell and I also pray that the baby regardless of the sex is still healthy and everything is growing like it should be.

Pregnancy while exciting can still be very scary and since I’m a worry wort I literally think of everything that can or could go wrong!  Thankfully Mike remains positive and encouraging.  He’s going to be such a great dad and experiencing all this with him makes it a thousand times easier and better.


17 Week Bumpdate & Happenings


Today I’m 17.5 weeks prego!!! I made it another week folks:)

1.)  Size: Baby S is now the size of an onion.



2.) Exercise:  I slacked a bit this week…

Monday- Crossfit

Tuesday- Yard work

Wednesday- Crossfit

Thursday- Short walk

Friday- Clean the house and walked on the treadmill 45 minutes.


3.) Symptoms:  This week was really good!  My hubby was in New Orleans for work so I kept very busy with work.  One thing that I have noticed is that I tend to get full VERY quickly and my eyes are much big than my stomach.



4.) Cravings:  Still pickles:)

5.) Stretch marks: Still none… thank baby Jesus!

6.) Movement: Nope not yet:(

7.) Other exciting things this week:  Tomorrow is my BFF Jilly’s 30th birthday!  We had a wonderful bash at her place yesterday.  It was a BEAUTIFUL perfect day.













And the best picture of the night…


No wine for us…


Hope everyone had a great weekend!  It was fun filled and very beautiful here in Ohio.  Thought the picture below was to cute not to document!  My friend Sondra on the left is due in two weeks and my friend Megan on the right is due June 28th!  Hope I look as good as the both of them in a few months!!!  We were at a winery but no wine for us:(!!!



16 Week Bumpdate


Yea today I’m officially 16 weeks pregnant!

1.) Size:  Baby S is now the size of an avocado…


2.) Exercise: 

Monday- Crossfit and I almost croaked… it was a hard workout.

Tuesday- I did a ton of yard work

Wednesday- REST DAY

Thursday- Hubby and I went on a 2.5 mile hike

Friday- Crossfit, I felt great and loved the workout.  The owner of the gym told me I look great and my arms and legs     are staying very toned… I NEEDED TO HEAR THIS!!!


3.)  Symptoms:  This week started off rough, I still had a lot of nausea and major fatigue.  However between yesterday and today I feel pretty damn good!  I’m still not showing too much but my boobs WILL NOT quit growing!  And the bigger the bra the uglier it gets folks!


4.) Cravings:  It’s so cliche but I haven’t been able to stop eating pickles this last week.  Bread and butter pickles to be exact!  I’ve eaten them with literally every single meal.  I can’t get enough!  My mom pointed this out to me last week when I was visiting her for Mother’s Day and I told her I’ve always liked pickles, but its crossed “like land” and now I LOVE them!


5.) Stretch Marks:  None yet…. I drown myself in cocoa butter every day when I get out of the shower so I like to think that it helps!


6.) Movement:  I still haven’t felt anything, but at my doctor’s appointment yesterday she said that’s completely normal and first time mother’s usually won’t feel movement until at least 18 weeks.  We heard the heart beat yesterday and it was 160.  My mid wife said she could hear a TON of movement.  I like to think the baby is in there dancing… I can’t wait to feel it!!!
7.)  Other exciting things this week: This weekend will be spent relaxing and spending time with friends.  My friend Amanda’s birthday was yesterday so we are celebrating this Saturday at a winery… I can’t wait to get “drunk” on cheese and crackers:)!


What a difference an almost year makes…


So yea it’s literally been almost a year since I’ve last blogged!  Holy crap what a difference a year can make!  I’m not sure why I took the hiatus.  I think since I sit in front of a computer most of the day, blogging at night was just getting to be more of a chore then a fun hobby.  However, with everything going on in my life lately I find myself yearning for a release… a way to get the thousands of thoughts swimming around in my head OUT!  So here I am back again.  Is anyone even reading this…


Well if you’re friends with me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram you’ve probably already been made to privy to my latest news…. I’m pregnant:)!  My husband and I are expecting on Nov. 1st and couldn’t be more thrilled and terrified all at the same time:)!  I’m 14.5 weeks today and thought getting back into my blog would be a great way to document this journey even if it was just for myself.    Also I knew I would regret it if I didn’t!  The end of 2012 and beginning of 2013 was rough with some major family changes so finding out about this little blessing in Feb. was perfect timing.  God works in mysterious ways folks!


I’ve decided to throw up a quick Q&A just for fun and to start this party off right… enjoy!

Pregnancy 101:

How many weeks?: 14.5

Was this planned or unplanned: Not planned but we weren’t preventing

How much weight gained: 8-10pds.  I try not too obsess over this too much since I have a history of doing so!

Is this your first pregnancy?: Yes!

Latest food craving: Cantaloupe… now I want some

Your top two name choices or baby’s name:  It’s a secret;)

Worst Thing about being pregnant:  Nausea, puking, headaches… should I go on?

Best Thing about being pregnant: Hearing the heartbeat… amazing!

The first person you told was: Mike my husband obviously and then my mom

Are you more scared or excited:  Excited

Happy or mostly moody:  Happy for the most part… I think:)!

Last time you cried over something ridiculous was:  Who knows I cry every day… probably at a dumb commercial.

You pee an estimated __ times a day?:  10-20 no lie…

Weirdest dream you’ve had since pregnant?:  That I am sitting a bar drinking an ice cold beer bragging to everyone that I am pregnant… weird!

Will you breast feed:  I want too!

Words of wisdom:  Enjoy every moment, life goes by too fast!