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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.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Pregnancy Diaries: Weeks 27, 28, and 29 (Baby #3)

I am officially in my third trimester and it has been one hell of a roller coaster ride! Morning sickness has been my nemesis the past few weeks and I literally feel like my hips are about to fall right off. I am carrying Little Miss way differently than how I carried her two older brothers. She is sitting extremely low in my uterus which explains all the lower back, pelvic and the hip discomfort that I have been experiencing lately. I try to stay clear of pain medication seeing as I have to have a C-section to get our little lady out. Warm baths and showers have been my best friend these past few weeks. I just pretend that the water bill doesn't keep going up. I have been having a lot of cravings for chocolate candy bars and milkshakes. I am avoiding spicy foods. The heartburn that I endure is out of this world. Lemons and limes give me acid reflux... I still drink lemonade though because it's delicious and I just don't care. Same with coffee but I will never give up my two cups of decaf every morning. It keeps me sane. 

I have been feeling Little Miss doing loads of summersaults. I swear she is head down one day and breech the next. She likes kicking me in the ribs...ouch! Like her two older brothers, she is very active mostly during the early mornings and in the evenings. Her movements aren't as forceful as Amari's and Talan's were but she moves a lot and my belly is starting to jiggle like Jell-O. I am getting excited to meet her. We will be meeting her in exactly 10 weeks! 

We also decided on her name but won't be telling until she's born. It was a chore deciding on it but it was worth the anticipation. We were juggling three that we absolutely loved and we picked her name while driving up north to Oly. My goal was for us to decided no later then 30 weeks. I wanted to order her a special newborn hat like I did for Talan. 

As of today, baby Durant weighs about 1 to 2.5 pounds and measures about 14.8 inches and is the size of a eggplant. Our little Princess is getting big!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Pregnancy Diaries: Week 22 and 23 (Baby #3)

I am feeling lots and lots of movement from our little princess these days. Like both her older brothers, she is one active little lady. She still is nameless though. I personally think that picking a girl’s name is a lot harder than picking a boy’s name. Deciding on Amari and Talan's names was a piece of cake. We do have a few names that we love on our list for our little lady. Trevor Dear and I are deciding if we want to share her name now or wait until she makes her grand debut in late September. First we have to pick a name! I do enjoy leaving people in suspense, especially my sister.

Morning sickness is slowly starting to dissipate. I was never this sick with my two boys; Little Miss has been rather vicious to me. I am feeling great so far this week though. Last week was rough. I was thankful enough to have big brother Amari rubbing my back and keeping little brother out of the bathroom when I had 1:1 meetings with the Porcelain King. I have had zero dates with him this week and I am very grateful for that. I do find myself getting extra hormonal, to the point that my emotional state is that of a teaspoon. I get annoyed rather easily, frustrated quicker than normal, and I could care less if my opinions hurt someone's feelings. I need to check myself. Damn hormones.

I have a prenatal massage and chiropractic appointment this Thursday in hopes to get some lower-back pain relief. Each pregnancy the ache in my lower-back region gets worse and worse to the point that I cannot get comfortable let alone sleep. Hopefully I will get some relief. I may have to bust out my belly brace as soon as possible.

As for cravings, all I want these days are strawberry lemonade and S'mores. Something about the sweet and sour combo that I just can't get enough off. I have been turning down junk food for healthier food options and making sure that I walk more. I need to increase my exercise more so that I don't look like a whale in few more months, LOL. As of today, baby Durant weighs about 20.8 ounces and measures about 12.7 inches and is the size of a grapefruit. Our little Princess is getting big!