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Hey lovelies, welcome to SDB! I'm Natasha. I am a walking, talking mombie fueled by coffee. I am obsessed with shoes, all things glittery and/or sparkly, and I have an owl obsession. We talk about everything from motherhood, lifestyle, and all things inbetween. I am a mom of three kids and we reside in the Pacific Northwest. Thanks for tagging along! Now lets sit back and sip on a cup of coffee in the AM or wine in the PM and lets relax.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Pregnancy Week 11: Baby #2

I'm exhausted. This baby is sapping every ounce of energy that I have. All I want to do is sleep, sleep, sleep. I fall asleep every night around 8 o'clock and have to take a nap mid day before my afternoon shift at work. I don't remember being this exhausted when I was pregnant with Amari. In all honesty, I just remember having all day sickness with him. So far this pregnancy has been very different. For starters, I've only had morning sickness and two unpleasant experiences of purging out my insides (sorry for the gross details).  No back-pain; thank God! At 11 weeks and 2 days along my belly is starting to get that round shape and stick out a bit. I'm already showing. I didn't start showing with Amari until I was 13 weeks. It looks like I'm going to have to start taking weekly belly pictures from now on and pray that the feeling of being bloated goes away. Food cravings wise, all I want his hot spicy foods like burritos, chips and salsa, and jalapenos. I seriously go through a jar of pickles in a week and even down the juice which grosses Trevor out but is super delicious to me. Foods that cause me to be super nauseous is ranch and ketchup. =/ Even the stench of day old dirty dishes and opening up the garbage can to throw something away causes my stomach to churn. I find myself cleaning like a mad woman to keep stinky smells away. I feel like a hound dog with my amazing ability to smell things. As Adrian Monk used to say, "Its both a gift and a cruse." I just cannot wait to jump of the exhausted train and feel more like myself in the next few weeks. So far baby Durant numero dos is 1.6 inches tall and .25 ounces and is the size of a lime. We were supposed to see our little bean via ultrasound on Wednesday but we had to reschedule due to us both having interviews down in Portland. We will be seeing him or her for the first time as of May 10th. :] I look forward to our meeting in two weeks and keep thinking pink! This time around, Trev and I are both on the team pink bandwagon. We want a girl but we won't be disappointed if little bean is a boy. We just want God to bless us with a healthy baby.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

That's Right... We're Expecting! :]

I am happy and so blessed to announce that Trevor and I are going to be parents again and my sweet little Prince Amari is going to be a big brother! We're pregnant! Exactly 11 weeks and 1 day along. Baby Durant numero dos is baking in the oven. =D I started to suspect that I was pregnant back in March when Aunt Flow was one day late and decided to pick up a test. I was ecstatic and thrilled when the test came back positive. I literally jumped up and down I was that thrilled. The only person around was Amari and he, of  course, had no idea what I was going on about, LOL. He was just confused and carried on with his business. Telling Trevor was the easy part. I just had to decide if I was going to wait a day or tell him later in the month. I ended up telling him the next day after taking a second test. I wrote a cute little note and taped  it on the bedroom door the next morning so he would see it when he came out of the shower. :] He was just as happy as I was. I feel so blessed that God has allowed Trevor and I to be parents again. Amari is such a wonderful blessing and I am excited about the new chapter that is starting in our lives. Please pray for our family while we start our new journey in becoming a family of four. Baby Durant #2 while be gracing us with his or her presence on November 17th. Looks like we will be having another Scorpio in our household. ;P