It’s not been an easy 33 weeks with all the challenges such as diastasis recti and re-open of ab muscle gap, #Spd during pregnancy, and risk of #gestationaldiabetes 👀
But I’m doing my best to generate good results, as good as they can 💪
Don’t be afraid of challenges, that’s just part of life. Instead, do whatever I can to make that difference ❤️☘️
Cheers to a #beautifulpregnancy 🤰
17 weeks today! 💙
Baby boy is the size of a pomegranate, chipmunk, video game controller or a creme brûlée (for reference) and weighed 6 oz. at last week's ultrasound.
His soft cartilage that makes up his skeleton is hardening to bone!
He is working on his coordination and his arms and legs have reached their normal proportions and will continue to grow at a constant rate!
I'm feeling amazing. All my energy is back and I'm loving this season of life.
Aside from my crazy mood swings and emotional breakdowns that my sweet and loving husband has to deal with, all is well. 😂
“The National Infertility Awareness Week® (NIAW) was founded by RESOLVE in 1989 to raise awareness about the disease of infertility and encourage the public to understand their reproductive health. This year The National Infertility Association wants you to “Listen Up!” when it comes to issues around infertility and family building. This public awareness campaign is created so anyone who cares about the infertility community can feel empowered to do something that makes a difference, either in your own family building journey or to help someone else. Infertility impacts millions of Americans and does not discriminate based on race, religion, socioeconomic status or sexuality. “Listen Up!” and become part of the movement. “ 📷 @winfertility #ListenUp#NIAW#InfertilitySucks#GetEducated#InfertilityAwarenessWeek#InfertilityAwareness#InfertilitySupport#SoonToBeMom 🌸
We had the best weekend full of family time!! Playing outside in the snow up north all day yesterday and then coming home today to play outside in the warm sunshine at home. It finally feels like spring in MN.... and that makes me (and this little dude) pretty darn happy!! ☀️🌷🌼🌸
🌹GIVEAWAY!!! 🌹With Mother's Day right around the corner, we want to #giveaway one of these to a deserving #mom#soontobemom TAG 3 moms in the comments and we will randomly select a winner to receive this by #mothersday a must be FOLLOWING us to win 😊
Nachdem ich jetzt in der Badewanne liege um zuschauen ob die Dame heute nach 3 Tagen Verspätung und schon einer halben schlaflosen Nacht gestern kommt, schaue ich mir diese wundervollen Bilder an. Danke @princessclumsy nochmal! 😘💛😍
Throwing it back to when I was pregnant with Graham. 💙 I think I was about #34weekspregnant in this picture! We have our maternity pictures for baby number 2 next Saturday but I’ll be #37weekspregnant for these pictures. Our pictures this weekend will also be quite a bit different with our #toddler running around in them!
One thing that will remain exactly the same is the strong, supportive man alongside of me. Jeb is an amazing husband, father and truly my partner in life. I can’t imagine going through this life with anyone but him! ♥️
I found this meme and had to share it! I had a doctor who I told my Humira wasn’t working. I told him that I was starting to flare and that I was losing a bit of blood. He told me to wait and see. That the medicine will eventually kick in and to just be patient. I continued to call their office because of how sick I was getting and they told me they couldn’t get me in any sooner than my scheduled appointment which was a month away. Instead of trying to find a doctor then that would listen to me, I listened to that doctor. I tried to wait and see. The Humira continued to not work, and I ended up in the emergency room. While I was in the emergency room, a GI doctor came to see me. He listened to what I had to say, gave me his card, but told me I had to go back to my original doctor. He told me that doctor would have to see me within the week because I had been in the hospital. When I called my original doctor’s office, they informed me they still would not be able to get me. I decided at this point I needed a doctor who would listen to me. I called the doctor I had seen in the ER and told him my original doctor was not going to see me any time soon. The new doctor’s office got me in two days later and two weeks later he had me on Remicade. I am so thankful to finally have a doctor who listens to me! #doctorswholisten#nomorehospitals
Lots of thoughts run through your head when you get diagnosed with something like Crohn’s disease. I had only been with my boyfriend for a year ish and I thought, “how is this guy possibly going to want to stay with me through all this?” Turns out I had found a pretty amazing guy who was in it for the long haul with me. My husband has been by my side since day 1 of my Crohn’s and I could not be more thankful! He has taken me to the hospital on a few occasions, helped prep me for the oh-so-lovely colonoscopy, listened to me on days I needed to vent, and held me on days that all I could do was cry. He is an amazing person and my rock through this disease. I truly believe that having a support system helps get you through the bad days and makes the good days that much more enjoyable. My husband is not my only support through this, but he is the person that is with me everyday whether it’s a good one or a bad one. I am so thankful to all the people who have stood by my side and helped me through my bad days! #support#lovedones#family#thanksforthesupport#ilovemyhusband#flashbacktoourwedding
Today’s outfit for the @therealgokwan & @danielle_mahon_makeup_studios event 🙋🏼♀️ I ❤️the brand of my dress so much. It’s @dreamsisterjane & they do the quirkiest pieces. I got this dress on @asos & a lot of the time ASOS get pieces only made for them so when they are gone, they are gone 👏🏼 I accidentally ordered two sizes up & WOW it was more like a tent than a dress guys 🤦🏼♀️ I went back to order it in just one size up & it was sold out, so naturally I kept it cause I just loved it so much. I paired it with my @prettylittlething boots. I didn’t want to be uncomfortable in heels as I knew I’d be out all day plus my back 🙋🏼♀️ Good move....Hope you all had a lovely day in the sun. Town was packed when I went in, so many people out just enjoying it ☀️ #pregnancystyle#babyonboard#25weekspregnant
When I started this health and fitness journey 2.5 years ago I literally thought in the back of my head it was going to be some other BS diet thing I try and then give up on. I don’t know what clicked, but I knew I had to do it for my health so I committed. The part I never had before was the SUPPORT from other woman. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the support and so proud I made this my life
I’m sitting here almost 39 weeks pregnant and feeling pretty dang proud of myself. I got myself in the best shape of my life before bringing a child into this world. I will never for one second will say pregnancy is easy and each person’s journey is so different and things you can’t control can and do happen. But I can honestly say besides the beginning I have had MINIMAL pregnancy issues and I can tell you WHY.... since feeling better I’ve treated my pregnancy like I would if I wasn’t pregnant. I meal prepped, ate healthy, exercised everyday and went about my regular routine running around at work and through life. I’ve had to slow down recently because I need her to hold out, but still giving it my all. Not once has my blood pressure been high (it was before), no swelling and feel good each day. Although.. my husband would say I complain too much 😂. Each day has its challenges
I share this because so many women share the negative things about pregnancy. I was terrified of being a mom and being pregnant because I had heard every horrible story. If you’re on this journey... create your own story. This hasn’t been my favorite thing in the world... but I can honestly say it’s what you make of it. I cannot wait to get to my postpartum journey and really cannot wait to see my baby in a week.
“Live life for the moments you can’t put into words”💕
Graham and I made a coffee stop this morning and instead of being in a rush I let him explore, watch trucks (which is his current obsession) and I just watched him and felt a rush of love and gratitude. In just 3 short weeks he’ll be a big brother and everything will change (in the greatest way) but this morning I just took in a few moments with my “baby”!