Monday, February 12, 2018

19 weeks; baby is the size of a pint of ice cream

How far along: 19 weeks

Gender: BOY! We are so excited to be welcoming another boy to our family. 

Maternity clothes:  Oh yes. Most of my regular clothes don't work anymore. 

Everett quote of the week: "Mama, you have a big belly!"

Belly button in or out:  In, but getting pretty shallow.

Sleep: Pretty good pregnancy wise, except getting up to use the bathroom. Most sleep issues are from the toddler waking me up. 

Best moment this week: Getting to see our beautiful baby boy on ultrasound. 

Worst moment this week:  Having a headache last all day at school. 

Miss anything: Being able to wear pants without it feeling uncomfortable on my belly. 

Movement: Yes! Lots of rolls and wiggles.

Cravings: Chinese food. But I haven't indulged the cravings as of yet. 

Queasy or sick: Nope.

Looking forward to: Hitting the halfway point! 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

16 weeks; baby is the size of an eclair

How far along: 16 weeks

Gender: Finding out in 2 weeks! 

Maternity clothes:  Yep! But also lots of my amazing LuLaRoe clothing. 

Stretch marks: Nope, but lots of itchy skin this week

Belly button in or out:  In

Sleep: Mostly good, except when Everett decides to get up and make me put him back to bed. 

Best moment this week: Getting to cut hair for my mother-in-law, sister-in-law and cousin (in-law) on Saturday at school. 

Worst moment this week:  David having to travel for work. 

Miss anything: Regular pants

Movement: Yep! Some pressure and small flutters which is a ton of fun. 

Cravings: None this week. 

Queasy or sick: Thankfully, no. 

Looking forward to: My online launch party for MaskCara Beauty! 

Thursday, January 18, 2018

15 weeks; baby is the size of a cassette tape

How far along: 15 weeks

Gender: Unknown. We find out in 3 weeks! 

Maternity clothes:  Oh yes. 

Stretch marks: Nope. 

Belly button in or out:  In

Sleep: Pretty good this week all things considered. 

Best moment this week: Snow day! 

Worst moment this week:  Everett having a rough week. 

Miss anything: Lack of back pain

Movement: Some! I only feel it if I'm really paying attention

Cravings: Sushi! Thank goodness for Harris Teeter and cooked sushi. 

Queasy or sick: Nope! 

Looking forward to: My next (and last) phase in school! 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

14 weeks; baby is the size of a bicycle bell

How far along: 14 weeksish 

Gender: Unknown. Only 4 weeks till we find out. 

Maternity clothes:  Yes. I'll be posting a separate blog on some of my favorite basics. 

Stretch marks: Nope, but I really felt like my belly popped this week. 

Belly button in or out:  In.

Sleep: Alright. Except for the toddler insisting on waking up at 5:30 every morning. 

Best moment this week: Having a really good, productive few days at school. 

Worst moment this week:  Unfortunately, Sunday morning. 1 pm church is rough and Everett had a particularly tough morning. It was one for the books. 

Miss anything: Wearing whatever I want. It know it seems silly, but now is the time that my belly is big enough to be annoying to dress, but not super big that I want to accentuate it. 

Movement: I have had a couple times that I've felt a little something. 

Cravings: Homemade guacamole and chips

Queasy or sick: Nope. Thank goodness!

Looking forward to: More productive days at school. I'm getting close to being finished, which is exciting! 

Monday, January 1, 2018

13 weeks; baby is the size of a mini cactus

Happy New Year! Here's the newest update on Baby Tucker #2. 

How far along: 13 weeks

Gender: Unknown. But we find out February 6th! 

Maternity clothes:  Yep! But I am still stretching my current wardrobe and mixing in a few maternity pieces. 

Stretch marks: No new ones.

Belly button in or out: In. 

Sleep: Hit or miss. I was sick and we were traveling so that probably had more to do with it. 

Best moment this week: Spending time with family. 

Worst moment this week:  Getting a stomach bug. Literally, the worst when pregnant. 

Miss anything: Being able to take whatever medication I want/need for my ailments. 

Movement: Not yet! 

Cravings: Still no. I don't get many cravings until later on in my pregnancy. 

Queasy or sick: Yes and yes, due to the dang stomach bug. 

Looking forward to: A new year with new goals and lots of exciting events! 

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Here we go again!

Welcome back to my weekly updates! This mainly serves as a journal for myself, but also to keep my family and friends updated on the development of our second baby. Hope you enjoy! 

I've included a few photos of the first weeks of my pregnancy, mainly for my own benefit, but it is no joke that subsequent babies show earlier. Overall, things have been pretty smooth with this pregnancy as far as morning sickness, but the exhaustion is overwhelming since I'm in school 30 hours a week and chasing around a toddler. Everett is super excited to be a big brother and asks constantly if the baby is born yet. He's in for rough 7 more months. 

Please excuse the mess in the background. We are in the middle of moving still. 



How far along: 11 weeks

Gender: Unknown as of yet! 

Maternity clothes:  Yep! I had to bust out the stretchy waistbands pretty early, but most of my shirts are working just fine. I'm in the awkward stage where most maternity stuff doesn't work yet, but my regular clothes are uncomfortable. 

Stretch marks: No new ones. 

Belly button in or out:  In, but already getting shallower. 

Sleep: Alright. It has mainly been hampered by the cold I've had since Thanksgiving. I do have some back pain already and the pregnancy pillow has made an appearance. 

Best moment this week:  Getting to tell all of my family that we are expecting. 

Worst moment this week:  Grandpa Tucker passing away. 

Miss anything: Being able to take whatever medication to deal with colds and such. It should be against the rules to have any other ailments when you're pregnant. 

Movement: None yet. 

Cravings: None so far. I've mostly had aversions, but I've wanted more savory foods this pregnancy. 

Queasy or sick: Sick with a cold and cough that activates my gag reflex and having to try extra hard not to throw up.  :/

Looking forward to: Christmas with the family! 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

I'm alive!

Hello all!

If you keep up with me on instagram (@mintedmeagan), you'll see that I'm making an effort to be more consistent in posting helpful tips and information for what I do to stay healthy(most of the time that is).

I'm a busy mom, wife, and student just trying to make healthy choices for myself and my family and hope to pass on what I'm doing in an effort to help other women who are just as busy, if not more so, as I am.

Thanks for reading and I'll write more soon!