{21 Weeks}

{#tgibf} Hope y’all enjoyed the kickoff to Football season! Baby Santie is growing, and I think this mama only has a few weeks left fitting into my jersey comfortably. 🙂


Well this was a crazy week for sure! It was the first week of Kindergarten for my littles. And therefore pretty tiring for me. Plus, add all the extra running round {quite literally sometimes}, and on my feet time – well I repulled my calf muscle that was an old injury from a few years ago. Then of course my ankle started acting up. Well, it put me out of commission this weekend. I didn’t even get my photo done yesterday like I needed to! So this week’s photo is technically not quite a 21 week photo, but close enough! 🙂

IMG_9041-1Week: 21

Feelings: A little frustration at times. People keep saying to me “WOW, you FINALLY look pregnant.” As though I’m choosing the size I am, or how my baby/stomach are growing. People. I EAT. All the time. I even have to force myself to eat because I don’t have a huge appetite. It is just so frustrating. I’m sure they mean well, but I swear people don’t think before the speak sometimes! I would never comment on someone who looks *too* big for how far along they are. It’s not my fault I’m petite! *sigh*

Cravings: This week it’s been cheese!  🙂

Symptoms: Started feeling some minor hip pain while sleeping at night toward the end of the week. And some general achiness from my tummy growing. Baby has some active phases! Usually morning and evening and boy does he get moving! Lots of kicks, stretches, punches and even hiccups sometimes!


{20 Weeks}

Oops! In all the excitement of announcing the gender, and the start of school I realized I never officially posted this entry! I had it ready to go, but never added the picture and published. So apologies for 2 posts this week!

We are super excited to announce that… Baby Santie is a BOY!

20 wks


{19 Weeks}

Wow. This week has been crazy with all our trainings to get ready for the new school year! I am especially thankful the district training is complete and my math facilitation for the Kindergarten teachers went well! Phew. One more thing to check off. Well I’m almost half way through my pregnancy! Its hard to believe. Thankfully with my 20th week {tomorrow} we will have our anatomy/gender scan! We can’t wait!

IMG_8929-1I’m pretty sure my jersey only has a few more weeks of use – so I’m thankful pre-season is here! #gohawks

Week: 19

Feelings: Exhausted. But mostly because of the hours I’ve been putting in at work. Over all I’m feeling great! {Which of course then makes me wonder if all is well… haha}

Cravings: Not really anything in particular this week!

Symptoms: Again, a pretty uneventful week for symptoms. Just getting really tired of this acne. Hormones I tell ya. My acne was never this bad – not in high school, and not at any point in adulthood! Sigh. 😉

Do you think Baby Santie is a boy or a girl? Leave comments below!! 🙂


{18 Weeks}

Well – it’s happened. I’ve gotten my first cold while pregnant. This is giving me a not so exciting look into what my school year will be like! Eek. Being sick and not being able to take medicine is rough. That’s typically how I power through and still remain productive. Thankfully I was able to rest most of the weekend. And of course – it is back to work {full days of training} this week! Anyway, I had this picture taken and ready to post days ago, but have spent the majority of the weekend either on the couch, in bed or a combination of the two! Better late than never, right?! 😉


Week: 18

Feelings: Tired – but mostly because of this cold. I’m also getting super impatient! I can’t wait for our anatomy scan during the 20th week. And, if I must admit it, I’m feeling a little self-conscious about my bump. It is flat around my belly button! Ha. Not sure if it is because I had my belly button pierced for like, 13 years? Potential scar tissue? Or is my bump going to be deformed for the whole pregnancy? Sigh. I hope it rounds out. {I know, I shouldn’t be self-conscious, pregnancy is beautiful… but seriously. It looks… odd. ;)}

Cravings: SOUR CANDY!

Symptoms: Started feeling some stretching and ligament pain Saturday which I am excited for. It means my belly and baby are growing! And of course, as the chalkboard says, I have started feeling little movements. Baby Santie loves kicking, especially in the late afternoon. I think they are going to be an active baby – they were moving like crazy even during my 8 and 13 week ultrasound!


Oh – and this week Winston couldn’t resist. I got photobombed. 😉 Peek a boo W! The whole baby thing, and not being able to lay all over Mommy is confusing him.


{17 Weeks}

Ahhh it is almost the end of week 17! Crazy how time flies. And speaking of… I am back into the swing of things at work. I spent the entire week working in my classroom. It felt good to not be rushed this year {we had just moved into a brand new building last year and had less than a week to unpack, organize and get set up!}. But I can’t believe the week is already over. I have trainings for the next few weeks, and then back to school September 2! Where did the summer go?

The only good thing about summer ending is… you guessed it… SEAHAWKS! Preseason football is back! And because of it, I totally spaced on posting this picture until now. Good thing I’m a great multi-tasker. I’m watching the game and posting at the same time. Pure. Talent. 😉

In honor of Blue Friday my chalkboard this week is blue and green themed. Pretty fun!


Week: 17

Feelings: Pretty good this week! My fatigue has started to lessen. I am so thankful! I hope I can manage to keep this up through September. That is the most exhausting month ever. OH and I managed to pull my neck {all the way into my back} like no body’s business – couldn’t even turn my head. Everyone kept asking “What did you do!?”  Well… short answer? I turned my head. Yeah. I’m THAT good. Haha!

Hmm.. and as I type I think I’m ready for that bump to even out. I wonder how long it will be before it rounds out. Or maybe its because people say I’m carrying low. Hmm.. things to ponder.

Cravings: Nothing in particular this week. Oh – peanut butter and crackers! I haven’t had that in so long. Yum!

Symptoms: Just some aches {growing aches – yay!}, and my acne is starting to decrease slightly. Thank goodness! This is worse than anything I had as a teenager. I will be so thankful when this is gone!


GOOOO HAWKS! Can’t wait for the regular season to kick off. And this rain is welcome to come back more frequently also. I’m ready for cozy clothes and snuggly nights. Hope everyone enjoys the game and has an awesome weekend!


{16 Weeks}

Well, I am officially onto week 17, but this week and weekend got the best of me and this is the first opportunity I’ve had to sit down and post this picture! This was actually taken on Wednesday – so my goal for week 17 is to take the picture and post it by Friday! 🙂

IMG_8888-1Week: 16

Feelings: This was just an exhausting week. I tried to relax as much as possible but felt the pressure of school looming ahead of me. So I ended up getting lots of rest breaks but also got a lot accomplished on my summer “to do” list. Thank goodness, because I’m heading in this week to begin classroom set up! Also I felt VERY thankful that my good friend Beth gave me her maternity clothes. She just had her second, beautiful daughter, and no longer needed them. I was very thankful for belly bands and maternity jeans this week! 🙂

Cravings: Sadly, I was craving pizza! So most lunches this week consisted of salad and some sort of pizza-ish meal. Not the healthiest but you have to splurge sometimes! 🙂

Symptoms: Fatigue, low back pain, and I started to have some aches in my hips. Which makes me a little apprehensive since I already have mild hip pain from time to time {Lovely genetics!}.  I hope it isn’t a sign of what’s to come!

Have a good week y’all!


{15 Weeks}

Wow. What a week! A colleague and I spent M-Th travelling 2 hours in the morning and 3-3 1/2 hours in the evening to Lake Stevens, WA in order to prepare for our upcoming ProTeach portfolio. We learned a lot at our seminars but it was an exhausting week. So, I just got around to taking my weekly photo! As I’m nearing the end of week 15, I’m getting more and more anxious for week 20 — I can’t wait to find out what gender the baby is!


Week: 15

Feelings: Just exhausted. And behind. The training this week took a toll on me mentally, as well as on my house! I have quite the list to accomplish tomorrow!

Cravings: Nothing in particular this week — just more on the salty side. And fruit. Lots of fruit!

Symptoms: Minimal low back pain {yay!}, and fatigue.