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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.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Happy Belated Mother's Day: And Baby D's Gender Reveal!

Mother's Day was nice and mellow, just the way I like it. The boys let me sleep in an extra hour and I enjoyed their sweet cards and handmade gifts that they made for me at school. It's the sweet little things that a mom will hold onto forever. Amari was so excited about his gift that he gave it to me two days early. He made me a wooden picture frame and decorated it with foam stickers. He is so sweet even though sometimes the kid drives me bonkers. I ended up putting a picture of my sweet boys in the frame on the bookshelf. I find myself sneaking glances at it every day and smiling at my eldest son's thoughtfulness. If their is one character trait that I can pass on to both my sons into their adulthood, it would be the thoughtful attribute. They really are sweet boys when they want to be.

Trevor Dear and I also decided to wait until Mother's Day to reveal baby D's gender to our families. We found out the babies sex that Wednesday and it was rather annoying getting multiple text messages and Facebook messages asking what we were having. My sister and Trevor's younger sister were the main culprits. It was nice leaving them both in anticipation. My best friends roommate was the only one besides Trev and I who knew babies gender. She made us a cake that would tell everyone if baby D was a boy or a girl. We decided to cut the cake before heading out to Steamboat Annie's for dinner. When I opened the box to look at the cake, to my astonishment some of the butter cream frosting had fallen off the cake! Lucky for us, it didn't reveal if the cake was pink or blue on the inside. I took my time cutting the cake while everyone waited and waited for me to hold the slice of cake up in the air. After a minute or two, I held the cake up and everyone was giddy with excitement to see that the slice of cake was pink! Yes, that's right, pink! We are having a girl! I officially will no longer be just a boy mom as of the end of September. I will cherish the "boy mom" title for the next four months and will be dubbed just a mom and will like it. 

I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day. I know I sure did. 

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Pregnancy Diaries: Week 20 (Baby #3)

Today marks five months that I have been pregnant. This pregnancy has been different compared to my last two. I'm trying my best to enjoy it even though this little baby is making me super sick. Morning sickness is a drag. I have it sporadically throughout the day, sometimes in the morning, mid-day, or before bed. I feel like my hormones are super out of whack. It's not cool baby, not cool at all. I have been experiencing lots of lower-back pain, cramps, and headaches over the past few weeks. I also am starting to have heartburn. Lame. At least it's reassuring knowing that my baby is going to have hair. Lots and lots of hair. On the bright side, I am starting to feel more and more flutters from baby.

This past Wednesday we found out the baby's gender. Baby Durant is healthy and we made the decision to wait until Mother's Day to reveal if baby is a boy or girl. We wanted to tell our family first before announcing it to everyone else. I will tell you that I am extremely antsy and eager to start shopping. I love buying new things for my  babies! It makes my day. As of today, baby Durant weighs about 10.2 ounces and measures about 6.5 inches and is the size of a banana. Baby is getting big. We have hit the halfway mark! 20 more weeks to go!

21 weeks and 5 days along.