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    A new year, a new month, time to check in...


    How are you feeling?

    Have you narrowed down the baby name list? Care to share?

    Are you thinking about the nursery yet? Any themes colors you want to share?

    What are you craving these days?

    Will you have a shower or sprinkle?

    Will you take a babymoon? If so, where?

    What is the hardest thing about pregnancy so far?

    What are you watching on TV these days?

    Do you like to read, if so what?

    What are your favorite winter activities?

    Any new years resolutions?

    Anything else you want to add?
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    How are you feeling?
    Feeling decent. My tailbone hurts every morning and I still have that weird abdominal burning pain thats constant. Sometimes its just barely there and other times I'm like whoa that hurts.

    Have you narrowed down the baby name list? Care to share?
    Henry Arnone. The middle name is DH's mother's maiden name. We are keeping it a secret from his whole family. He is the last of the Arnone boys to have kiddos.

    Are you thinking about the nursery yet? Any themes colors you want to share?
    Yes I bought my crib sheets and supplies to make a mobile. I'm going for a transportation theme. Boats, planes, bikes, subways, buses. We also want to print out photos of our travels and put them in colorful frames.

    What are you craving these days?
    Sweets. In particular, brownies. Also as of today, cheetos. My boss ate the last package in the snack box at work and I was so bummed.

    Will you have a shower or sprinkle?
    I'm having a family only shower that consists of 30 ladies who I have never met. And a friends shower later.

    Will you take a babymoon? If so, where?
    We talked about going to Austin for a weekend. We have lots of friends there. Plus its just a fun town. But not sure we can make it work. We are moving at the end of the month and booked every weekend it seems.

    What is the hardest thing about pregnancy so far?
    Sleeping is becoming difficult. Reaching for things and bending down are also getting hard. Shaving is still manageable, but I think in another couple of weeks I will change my mind about that.

    What are you watching on TV these days?
    I'm a season behind on everything bc we don't have TV. But we just finished the first season of Downton Abbey and I love it! Also getting into Homeland. And my regular comedies are Parks and Rec, 30 rock, New Girl.

    Do you like to read, if so what?
    I used to love to read, but now that I have these dumb architecture exams I don't read much for fun. I read lots of architecture study material and I'm halfway through "Milk Memos" thanks to Alissa. That one is more fun than the architecture ones by far.

    What are your favorite winter activities?
    Staying indoors, crocheting/knitting, drinking hot drinks and watching TV.

    Any new years resolutions?
    To have more fun, to get outside more and to be on the internet less.


    Anything else you want to add?
    I desperately need a haircut but can't decide if I should go short or not. I have to make up my mind soon, I have an appointment coming up.
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    A new year, a new month, time to check in...


    How are you feeling? Big lol, i know i probably am second guessing myself but feeling that way anyway.

    Have you narrowed down the baby name list? Care to share? Yes Sadie Elizabeth is her name

    Are you thinking about the nursery yet? Any themes colors you want to share? Ladiebugs i think

    What are you craving these days? Still fruits and veggies, nothing too sweet although a Giradelli chocolate never hurt anyone right..or two or three lol

    Will you have a shower or sprinkle? shower considering this is our first and last girl.

    Will you take a babymoon? If so, where? no

    What is the hardest thing about pregnancy so far? The nausea and the wanting to sleep alot still is frustrating cause 2nd trimester is suppose to be more energy right lol.

    What are you watching on TV these days? Baby storys(they make me all emotional lately lol)

    Do you like to read, if so what? I have read all the Twilight series, use to like romance novels but don't have much time for reading.

    What are your favorite winter activities? n/a

    Any new years resolutions?none really

    Anything else you want to add? ack i can't believe we all are getting so close to our due dates, April is right around the corner ladies.
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    How are you feeling? Blah and exhausted. I still get nauseated on occasion and randomly throw up, but thankfully that is not too often.
    Have you narrowed down the baby name list? Care to share? yes and no. we will share the name once we have met him.
    Are you thinking about the nursery yet? not yet.

    What are you craving these days? I feel better when I eat protein, thankfully the carb/sweet cravings have lessened. I don't really have specific cravings.

    Will you have a shower or sprinkle? I hope not! I hate getting presents from folks, I get embarrassed about it I guess. If my friends insist I will insist on a Mother's Blessing instead. I had one for Sam and it was so wonderful and powerful.

    Will you take a babymoon? If so, where? We just had a vacation in November, nothing else is planned.

    What is the hardest thing about pregnancy so far? Having knee surgery at 12 weeks was not fun at all.

    What are you watching on TV these days? we don't have cable and no local tv stations. I mostly watch Netflix. Lately I have enjoyed the documentaries.

    Do you like to read, if so what? I love to read, but I don't have much time lately. I read most anything. I love my kindle.

    What are your favorite winter activities? I love winter (you have to love winter to survive in Alaska!). I love to be outside, but this has been severely limited since my initial knee injury last January. Next year I will be back on skiis and snowshoes!

    Any new years resolutions? I just want to be in better shape. I have done very little since last January for cardio and I am soooooo out of shape. Being pregnant has not helped matters any!

    Anything else you want to add? You ladies are awesome!

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    Elizabeth - I love your nursery idea, with the pictures from your travels. Very cool, I can't wait to see it when it's done. Also, I have the same issues about getting a hair cut. I keep going back and forth, but I think I'll keep it long because pregnancy fat face and short hair don't always mix, lol!

    Jenny - I'm sorry you're still feeling neaseaus.

    Cristan - I didn't know about your knee surgery, I came to the board late. That must have been terrible.
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    Here's my update at 26 weeks 5 days

    How are you feeling? Big and a bit uncomfortable! Really though, all has been well and I've been very lucky with this one. Generally, I feel great.

    Have you narrowed down the baby name list? Care to share? Emma Elaine

    Are you thinking about the nursery yet? No nursery, she'll move into our room. I've been thinking of doing a painting for above her crib.

    What are you craving these days? I was craving EVERYTHING a month ago, but I've been eating better these days and, thankfully, not been craving too much junk.

    Will you have a shower or sprinkle? I had a shower already, it was great!

    Will you take a babymoon? If so, where? No, but my kid is on spring break right before I'm due, so I might start my time off then and spend the week with him before the baby comes.

    What is the hardest thing about pregnancy so far? It's really been pretty easy for me, but I do get headaches and reflux quite a bit.

    What are you watching on TV these days? I sleep a lot, so not much time for TV. I watch more kid's shows than anything.

    Do you like to read, if so what? Same as TV, I sleep so much, so no time to read.

    What are your favorite winter activities? I'd rather it be nice out! We don't really get much of a winter in GA, just chilly, wet weather, so I'm just waiting for spring.

    Any new years resolutions? Nah, I don't really get into that.

    Anything else you want to add? I'm just beyond excited! This is so much more exciting the second time around, since I'm not scared or confused or anything. I just can't wait to meet this little girl!
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    Ha Joan! About 5 years ago I had short hair and I look at all my photos back then and my face is a lot more round and my double chin is more pronounced. But short hair is so much easier to deal with. I will probably keep it long though now that you mention that.

    Cristan-I would totally love to get out in some snow if we had any. It's just been in the 20's-30's here and wet and grey. So I'm enjoying the winter from window!

    Jenny and Cristan-I didn't know you gals were still dealing with nausea. That stinks.
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    How are you feeling? Generally pretty good. I'm starting to get back to the feeling of maybe needing a nap to get through the day but have been holding off so far.

    Have you narrowed down the baby name list? Care to share? We are still debating. There for a while we thought we had the name decided as Kylee Marie, but then one day DH came to me and said so we're decided her name is going to be Kaylie Marie? And I was like where did that come from...wait, I kind of like that. Haha....so thats where we are.

    Are you thinking about the nursery yet? Any themes colors you want to share? Baby will be in with us, until we can get back to work and move into a bigger place. So, we are thinking of DH making a drawing above where her crib will be(DH can draw! Yay!). I'm loving all the owl stuff that is out there, but...kind of wanted to stay with the color purple and all the owl stuff seems to be based around pink...so yeah.

    What are you craving these days? Don't really have much cravings. One time I really wanted ribs and my mom made them for me and then one time I really wanted Chinese so we had that for dinner, but nothing major yet. DH is getting all the cravings.

    Will you have a shower or sprinkle? Yes, we will be getting a family shower on my side of the family. Nothing huge and extravagant, but thats alright because I hate being the center of attention, so I am good with that.

    Will you take a babymoon? If so, where? No, would love to, but no extra money right now to do it. I'd rather try and do something with the older kids over the summer if we can.

    What is the hardest thing about pregnancy so far? Having no energy to keep up with the 13 and 6 year old.

    What are you watching on TV these days? We love Chicago Fire and NCIS

    Do you like to read, if so what? Love to read and love my kindle, especially since I have no energy to do anything else..haha. I mainly read romance type books, but also really like John Grisham.

    What are your favorite winter activities? I used to love to snow ski, but then hurt my back so I can't do that much anymore. And my family has always done the snowmobiling thing too.

    Any new years resolutions? Nope
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    How are you feeling? Pretty good over all. I was mentioning on another thread that I am literally having a little bit of a "pain in the @$$" LOL which I suspect is from my glutes working harder to keep me balanced, but other than that I'm feeling pretty energetic and over all very happy and content.

    Have you narrowed down the baby name list? Care to share?
    We're not telling anyone in real life until he's born, but I *think* we may have the name picked. It's not set in stone yet, but I think we're both happy with it and probably won't end up changing to something else. So for the time being, this little guy is Zander Reid. Zander is kind of a tribute to my brother, whose name is Alexander (he goes by Alex.) With T I kind of wanted to make his middle name Alexander for my brother, but DH reallllly wanted "Wyatt" as the middle name, so we ended up naming him Tristan Wyatt. I brought it up again this time that I would like to do something with my brother's name because we are close and I know it would make him really happy and proud, and this time around we thought of Zander and we both like it, so I think that may be it. Or, if we find a name that we like even better, Zander may end up being the middle name. Like I said, not set in stone yet.

    Are you thinking about the nursery yet? Any themes colors you want to share? He's just getting T's old bedroom. That may sound mean, but all of the stuff is in really good condition, and it's still cute, and being a baby, I don't think he'll mind. T's bedroom has blue walls with the outlines of different animals (ducks, elephants, lions, penguins, all sorts of stuff) hand stenciled in white at about chest high. My SIL drew all of the stencils and helped me paint them on last time, and it still looks really cute. The curtains are white with blue dogs and bones and stars, and the crib bedding is blue and white and brown with stripes and stars. We also have some animal prints on the wall. I think I'm going to do those wooden letters to spell out the name (when it IS set in stone) to hang on the wall, because we had some for Tristan that he has always loved, and those will be moving with him to his new room.

    What are you craving these days? Sweets, which sucks because I can't have them!

    Will you have a shower or sprinkle? If anything, a very small family sprinkle, and probably a small work sprinkle. My SIL was talking about throwing me one, but I'm not sure if she ever decided on anything or just forgot about it. Which, honestly, is totally fine with me. I have pretty much everything I need since I kept all of T's stuff. The only thing I am looking for right now is warm newborn clothes (since T was a summer baby) and I would also like to get a ring sling. Beyond that, there isn't really anything I need anyway, so I'm just as happy to skip it because I don't want people to feel obligated to get me things, especially when I need so little.

    Will you take a babymoon? If so, where? Doubt it. We talked about doing a weekend in Santa Fe over DH's winter break, but that didn't happen so I doubt we'll end up doing anything.

    What is the hardest thing about pregnancy so far? The first 12 weeks when I had the SCH were NERVE-RACKING!!!! But things have been easy since then. I guess having GD and having to monitor what I eat is kind of a challenge, but I honestly don't find it too hard so that's not a huge deal.

    What are you watching on TV these days? I just started watching "The League" with DH. It's a show about a fantasy football league, and I don't get a lot of the sports references, but the way the guys interact with each other and their families is funny.

    Do you like to read, if so what? Yes, I read all of the time. Mostly fiction, but I also like some non-fiction and biographies. I'm currently reading "Dwarf" by Tiffanie DiDonato (it's an autobiography about her life with dwarfism and her decision to do bone lengthening surgery) and after that I am going to read "Swampland" and then "A People's History of the United States." I used to read about a book a week, but that's slowed down quite a bit since T came around.

    What are your favorite winter activities? Reading, curling up by the fire, eating. LOL

    Any new years resolutions? Just to try to continue the healthy habits (walking, eating well) throughout my pregnancy and then getting back to real workouts once the baby is born and I get the doctor's okay.

    Anything else you want to add? Love being on a BB with you ladies!
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    How are you feeling? Okay I guess. Tired.

    Have you narrowed down the baby name list? Care to share? Yes, her name will be Julie Frances. Frances is DH's dad's middle name and since he passed away, DH wanted to honor his dad. I'm fine with it, I'm honestly glad we're going this route because if it was a boy, we were gonna use DH's dad's FIRST name, which is Charles...and I refuse to call my baby Chuck.

    Are you thinking about the nursery yet? Any themes colors you want to share? I've thought about it, but no effort has been made and nothing has been bought. I like pink (but, I like more hot pink than regular pink) so...the baby is gonna like pink too. Haha.

    What are you craving these days? Nothing much. My taste for chocolate came back though... I went for a few months with zero candy because I just never could even think about eating it. Soooo, I may or may not have downed a bag of chocolate in 2 1/2 days.

    Will you have a shower or sprinkle? I'm having a shower. However, since it was first brought up, no one has brought it up. The original "friend" that was supposed to throw it - she hasn't been talking to me much. I don't think she's mad at me, but she's all consumed with her boyfriend, so..I think she forgets about me until she needs me. I don't really want to hurt her feelings and tell her nevermind, I'll get someone else to throw it, but then I don't want to wait until the last minute either.

    Will you take a babymoon? If so, where? We want too, just maybe a weekend together at a hotel or something. It doesn't have to be fancy, just away from my po-dunk town. However, the budget might not allow for it.

    What is the hardest thing about pregnancy so far? The concern and worry.

    What are you watching on TV these days? I watch a lot of Food Network and HGTV. When DH is home we watch NCIS, Cops, and Criminal Minds.

    Do you like to read, if so what? I love to read! I don't do it much lately though because I'd rather just nap. I like Harry Potter, the Shopaholic Series and anything by Dean Koontz or Stephen King or James Patterson.

    What are your favorite winter activities? I hate winter and try very hard to not go out in it.

    Any new years resolutions? No, I actually posted on FB that I'm staying the same. Mean and hateful. LOL. I'm not actually mean OR hateful, but I think a lot of people think I am at work because I'm kind of anti social.

    Anything else you want to add? You ladies have been wonderful to me throughout this pregnancy. I look forward to coming on here and reading what's going on with you all.. I know we'll all be busy with new babies, but I really hope everyone will reach out and KIT occasionally.
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