Thursday, October 30, 2014

Week 16 update and GENDER REVEAL!

I fail a updating my blog! Good thing no one reads it, that way I'm not letting anyone down ;-)

So, last weekend we found out the sex of the baby! I was so excited to find out, and Michelle's reaction was the best thing in the world. I won't spill the beans until after this bump update, because I'm evil. Actually, maybe I'll slip it it.

How far along? 16 weeks! (As of Sunday; I'm SO late posting this!)

Total weight gain: No clue! But I'll find out on the 10th :)

Maternity clothes? Yep! I actually bought my second pair of maternity jeans this week because all of my other pants are too tight in the hips :(

Stretch marks? Still only the ones from last time!

Sleep: Not the best, but those few precious hours while Mish sleeps in her own bed are bliss. She's in and out of the bed depending on her mood. Lol. 

Miss anything? Patience (I'm very moody this week), and caffeine. I would kill for a warm mug of coffee.   

Movement: Yes, here and there! And actually I found out that I'm already having braxton hicks (early, just like my first pregnancy). Those sometimes catch me off guard and make me wonder if I'm feeling the baby move :) Thankfully they don't hurt!

Food cravings: Since I just ate dinner, I'm having trouble thinking of any cravings. Actually, my appetite is very low lately, so in general I don't have many cravings. My last week's craving has been satisfied because I made enchiladas this week, and I have had them for 3 meals in a row. Lol! 

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope! Thankfully just the same old aversion to avocados and Chipotle.  

Gender: GIRL! Our sweet, second baby girl will be named Noelle Emilia <3 We are over the moon. When we found out at the ultrasound we said, "Michelle, did you hear that? The baby is a girl!" and she looked at us crooked and said "I know!" hahaha! She's been telling us since day 1 that the baby was a girl, and she knew. Lol! 

Labor signs: No.

Symptoms: Restless nights and mood swings :p 

Belly button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or moody most of the time: Happy with chances of psychotic meltdowns over nothing. Yay!

Looking forward to: Working on Noey's nursery and Halloween (tomorrow!) 

Milestones: Find out Noelle's sex, and cleaning the girl's rooms and starting to plan the nursery decor.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Lazy Days and Belly Laughs

I swear, this week has been such a wash because I've been so lazy and blah. Do you have days like those, random reader? The end of last week was very rough for me, so that sad mood persisted into this week. I'm not able to let things slide off my back as easily as I'd like. Hopefully with the news of Baby B's sex tomorrow, my mood will lift and I'll be back to normal. My kids make me happy. Little do they know just looking at them makes me feel happier, stronger, and purpose.

Just this week Michelle has made us laugh uncontrollably multiple times. She never ceases to make us laugh or smile. Here are two examples of things that she's done to make us laugh lately (according to my FB posts):


  • Michelle just said "I'm a pretty princess!" and Michael said "well, I'm a cowboy." She said "no you're not a cowboy! You're a boofa!" hahahahaha!!

  • I thought I was feeling the baby move, so I told Michelle. She ran over and put her finger in my belly button and said "tickle tickle tickle baby!" Hahaha!

Lol! Isn't she a crack up? Oh, ps, "boofa" is our family's word for fart. She also called Michael a "sneaky snook" yesterday, which is what the child-pirates call Captain Hook on Jake and The Neverland Pirates. Lol. Oh goodness. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Week 15 Bump Update

How far along? 15 weeks!

Total weight gain: No idea, I refuse to weigh myself outside of the doc's office. Lol

Maternity clothes? Yep! But actually, sometimes I don't wear them and I feel like a elephant squeezed into a bikini ;-)

Stretch marks? Still only the ones from last time!

Sleep: Eh, a little weird. I think I have insomnia? 

Miss anything? COFFEE, energy, and my patience with rude people. Lol.  

Movement: I think so! Last night I was feeling something funny and I announced it to Michael and Michelle. Mish ran right over and put her finger in my belly button and said "tickle tickle tickle baby!" hahaha!

Food cravings: My homemade bean enchiladas. I made some this week, but it just didn't fill the void. I need them again. Lol 

Anything making you queasy or sick: Weirdly enough, my favorite restaurant Chipotle :( 

Gender: No clue! BUT we find out on Saturday! AH!

Labor signs: No.

Symptoms: No idea because I have the worst allergies, so I'm sleepy, stuffy, and sore from that. But other than that I feel fine :) 

Belly button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!

Looking forward to: Finding out the sex of the baby!!! Ah! SO SOON!

Milestones: Not crying once this week. Woot.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Rant

Noelle Emilia Bergman & Samson Kaizo Bergman. Those are the name choices we've nailed down for our little Baby B. I am so anxious to find out the baby's sex! I want to know what to call my little baby! I want to get the nursery started, and I want Mish to get used to calling the baby by its name.

I don't really have much to say today, but I'm feeling antsy and my fingers are itching to type. I've been in a funk for a while, and I don't think I have much bubbly fun stuff to talk about. But I'm trying my best to pull myself out of this, so I figure I should get back into the swing of things in other ways.

No one reads this blog unless I advertise each individual post, so I think this will be a fine place to work out my crap :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

14 Week Pregnancy Update

Yep, I'm pregnant! I was nervous to come back to my blog because I knew I wouldn't be able to keep it a secret, and I didn't want to share the news too early (like I did on my side blog, then I had an early miscarriage and it just broke my heart). So I waited ages to start posting here, but I'm excited that the cat's out of the bag!

How far along? 14 weeks! Ah!!!

Total weight gain: 2 lbs

Maternity clothes? Yes. I technically don't need them, but my body shape is changing rapidly and they just feel so much better to wear. I started wearing them a few weeks ago.

Stretch marks? Only the ones from last time!

Sleep: It started out okay, but now it's getting a little weird. I wake up super early, and sometimes I'll randomly be up in the middle of the night for an hour. Thankfully Michelle is sleeping amazingly in her toddler bed (most nights, lol). 

Miss anything? COFFEE and caffeine! I can never just have one cup, so I try to avoid coffee altogether while pregnant. When Baby B is born, I am requesting a large cup of coffee to be at my bedside table ;-)  

Movement: None that I can be sure of. It's still probably too early.

Food cravings: Junk food and sweets. With Michelle I ate oranges like crazy, but this time I can't get enough sweets - I hate it! I always feel so gross these days because of my poor diet. 

Anything making you queasy or sick: Avocados have been getting to me since getting pregnant. If it's not 100% perfect it will make me gag. And my version of perfect is when the avocado is just ripe, so I've been avoiding them. Lol 

Gender: No clue! 

Labor signs: No.

Symptoms: Finally passed the exhaustion stage, but not passed the evil possession stage. I am very quick to cry or get angry, which sucks for Michael and Michelle. 

Belly button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!

Looking forward to: Finding out the sex of the baby!!! Ah!

Milestones: Getting into the second trimester. 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

July Favorites

1. Funniest Thing That Happened
 - Misha! She has started speaking in much longer sentences, and the things that come out of her mouth are hilarious! She is always saying "take a look" and is such an actress! She loves to kiss herself in the mirror and laugh at her own jokes :)

2. Book(s) you read-SO MANY! After last month I was ashamed of my lack of reading. So, I signed up for a Good Reads account and ended up reading 11 books!


  • Gone Girl by Gllian Flynn
    • I did NOT like it that much. SO many people raved about it, but it left me feeling blah.
  • The whole Harper Connelly series by Charlaine Harris (4 books total)
    • They started off GREAT! I loved the first two, but then they started getting repetitive and incestuous, Lol. 
  • The first half of the Aurora Teagarden series by Charlaine Harris
    • I am in love with these books! I am only halfway through the series, but since we're moving in two weeks I haven't checked out more books because I will slack on my packing.
  • The Probable Future by Alice Hoffman
    • A GREAT book! A very quick, but colorful and beautiful read. I recommend it for sure :)


3. Shows/Movies you liked- Orphan Black, Pretty Little Liars and Jeopardy have been on my TV a lot since I've been home this week (no books to distract me). I've had episodes piling up on the DVR and I'm finally watching them so we can return our cable box. 

4. Something you accomplished/made you proud-I weaned Michelle! We officially stopped nursing 100% and she's done wonderfully. She even sleeps through the night 75% of the time, which is amazing. 

5. Foods you tried/loved- Samosas at the Treasure Island Flea Market, ice cream at this awesome shop in Ashland OR, and more fried olives from Bistro Don Giovanni (my MIL brought me some for my bday). I also made a killer blackberry cobbler from scratch today, so that was cool!

6. Song/Album you listened to most
- Lots of Mumford (like always), along with Sam Smith, Avicii, and Calvin Harris. I would love some recommendations


7. Youtuber/Blogger you enjoyed the most-Same as last month! I haven't really ventured out to seek more. Anna Saccone and The Saccone-Joly's are still my fav :)

--Youtubers/Vloggers

  1. The Saccone-Joly's
--Bloggers
    1. Anna Saccone (she also blogs!)
    8. Health/Beauty product you used a lot- Sunscreen! We've been hitting up the lake a lot more, and I am LOVING it!
     9. Favorite item you bought/received - My new Canon Rebel T3! Woot!


    10. Something you learned -That life isn't fair nor easy. July has been hard emotionally, which has also lead to me gaining a lot of weight. Boo, that's the negative stuff I've learned. But positively, I learned that CASSIE is having a baby girl too! So many girls! <3

    11. Goals for next month- Get the Y house cleaned and packed! I want every penny back from that deposit, and I want this move to be as easy as possible :)

    12. Something you're looking forward to-Moving home permanently! I can't wait! 


    13. Favorite Picture(s) from the month!



    - SO many because of my new camera :) But here's a few from my phone.









    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Pinterest Party

    My friend Cassie is so clever. She decided to throw a pinterest party on the Saturday after our birthday (we both share a birthday) and it was so fun! I didn't get as many pictures of the crafts as I'd have liked, but I was busy photographing our cute kids!
    She has the great idea of putting on Frozen so we could craft without too much distraction. It was fun!
    After they watched a film, they even joined in on the fun by painting on their own canvases :)
    Cassie made some delicious pizza and we vegged while gabbing and crafting. Perfect!







    It was such a hit that Nikki and I are itching to throw pinterest parties of our own! I'd like to do one in November to make Xmas stuff :)
    SO fun!!

    Treasure Island Flea Market

    On the Sunday after my birthday, I went to the Treasure Island Flea Market with Michael and my sister Nikki. We had fun looking through old stuff, eating delicious food, and soaking up the seaside air. Is it seaside in a bay? Bay air? Hmm



    I LOVED this whole trunk of frames. 

    Have I mentioned I have a thing for teal furniture? I wish this toddler chair was just a little cheaper. It would be in my house if it was ;-)

    Made in Haiti and SO beautiful! 

    My beautiful sister looking at some beautiful art. She's always down to explore and have fun :)


    We had the BEST food at the Flea Market, and honestly, I'd go back just to grub on all that deliciousness <3
    SO many food trucks!

    Fruit, mmmm

    Samosas! Ahh yes!

    Michael's chicken tikka masala burrito. Smelled SO good.

    She loved this creamy milky mango drink from the Indian food truck. Can't remember what it was called, but I wish I did!

    Baby bird, eating all the food.

    Kisses from Auntie Nikki!

    Kisses from Daddy!

    I was so tempted to buy this vintage bassinet. I am regretting not buying it now!

    Petting this HUGE dog! Pictures don't do it justice, this guy was MASSIVE!

    Kissing her new bracelet. Hahaha, think she likes it?!
     The Flea Market also had a little petting zoo! Mish loved the goats, bunnies, and pig. She was a little nervous about the chickens and ducks. I don't blame her! Lol





    View from Treasure Island. Oh San Francisco, you're so beautiful

    But she's the prettiest of all <3

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Quick update and new camera!

    Today has been a hot and busy day! I made a veggie pot pie, two platters of enchiladas, Mexican rice, and a blackberry cobbler. It was 100+ degrees outside today, and baking all day didn't help with the heat, but I'm excited to have a few days of dinner already cooked :)

    For my birthday Michael bought me the nicest Canon DSLR and I have been going picture crazy! Speaking of my birthday, Michael took the day off and took Michelle and me up to Oregon where we played in Ashland at Lithia Park, shopped in Medford, and got ice cream. We got dinner in Yreka, and ended the night with cake at home. He is so sweet.

    Of course I have to post some of the pictures I've taken with my camera ;-) Here they are below.