Baby #2!

Ok so there are a few things that I haven’t been discussing on the blog, and I was waiting for the right time to where I felt that I should share…

But I really have no patience, and figured I should let you in on a few things that have really been going on in our little family, since it has taken up a lot of time and energy. ๐Ÿ™‚

So here we go…

A few months(Beginning of November) back I was having some problems…I guess we could call them “female” problems. (this is the point where every male reading this is probably thinking they shouldn’t…it’s ok, I won’t go into TOO much detail…I promise.) LOL.

I went to the doctor because I was a little concerned and the doctor immediately told me she believed I was…Pregnant.

Now, before I go on, you must know that I haven’t been on birth control since Baby Boo was born. This was because I HATE birth controlMy mood would switch from Satan to an Angel with in a matter of minutes. SECONDLY, I got pregnant with Baby Boo on birth control, so I figured I should probably try other methods.

Also, the hubby and I wanted to try for a baby starting at the END of November…So, when she told me she thought I was prego, well I knew she had to be wrong.

Well, I ended up taking a test right at the doctors office and turns out, it was negative.

I figured that would be the answer, but then I got kind of sad, which made me realize that I really did want to try for a baby. When I got home, I told the hubby that I thought the doctor was coo coo, and that even if I had been pregnant it was way to early to tell. The hubby kind of rolled his eyes, because every month I think I am pregnant…like every month. Am I the only one like this? Just me?

(Ok, we are almost there…Promise!)

So fast forward to three weeks later, it was like 8 at night. I was sitting on the couch, just focusing on my body, and I just felt that I needed to take a pregnancy test. The hubby had been doing something in the garage all night, so I decided to run to the grocery store, (I told the hubby I was going to get milk), and grabbed a test. When I got home I secretly ran upstairs to take it, making sure the hubby didn’t notice. I knew that if he found out, he would think I was crazy…but I am not…I swear….

I patiently awaited the test results, and decided to find out what the hubby had been doing. When I opened the garage door, I found this:

He had got me a treadmill, and was setting it up! If you know me, then you know that for Months…years…decades…I have been begging the hubby for a treadmill. I think he finally gave into my nagging (or you could say, bitching) and lovingly got me one.

I was so happy…and then I realized I still had the test results waiting for me in my pocket, so when I reached down to check it, I saw this:


The hubby thought I was joking…I most certainly was not:

So there you have it…Our little family of three:

Will soon become FOUR!

Our little bundle of joy is due:

ย August 7th, 2012

I am currently:

10 weeks pregnant


I know that it is kind of soon to tell everyone, but this has really been a difficult pregnancy for me, and I was worried something would happen if I posted to soon…But this blog is my life, and I want to share this journey with everyone.

How am I feeling?

Yucky. When I was pregnant with Baby Boo, I didn’t even feel pregnant. I was running, working out, eating pretty much anything, and I rarely had nausea.

With this pregnancy, I have been extremely weak, tired, nauseous, and sick. EVERY type of food sounds disgusting…this is no joke. That’s why I haven’t posted a lot of food recipes, because well, I haven’t been cooking. On top of everything, I found out my blood pressure has been really low, 85/43, which explains my weakness. For a few weeks I couldn’t even go on a walk without feeling like I was going to pass out. I have had to really increase my water, and even salt intake. But I have also noticed the little exercise I do may be hard at first, but I feel so much better afterwards.

It’s been a difficult journey, especially trying to raise my beautiful/most energetic child in the world! ๐Ÿ™‚

But a journey full of blessings.

I appreciate your patience through out this time, and I am so grateful that many of you continued to support me even when I didn’t post for like a month!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Now that the cat is out of the bag, I can now post my eats…my life…and well, somedays my view from the couch! With any pregnancy, it’s truly a blessing, and I pray every day that I continue to be strong and healthy so I can grow a healthy and happy baby!

Have a wonderful start to your week! I am going to try and rummage through the fridge to find SOMETHING appealing…

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  1. Congrattttsssss!!!! SO happy for you Ari!!!

  2. CONGRATS Ari!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is awesome!!!!

    and every month I think I’m preggo. But my body isn’t cooperative, so maybe someday! =) Until then i’ll live vicariously through you! mwah!

  3. CONGRATS! I am SO excited for you guys! are like the prettiest person I have ever seen…just thought I would let you know!!

    Love your guts

  4. So happy for you guys! I bet you are having a boy since your pregnancy is so different already and I love your tiny little bump on your body- you look awesome!

  5. So sweet – you sound like you have a great outlook on everything! Congrats!

  6. CONGRATS!!! Very happy for you & your husband.

  7. Jessi Morse says:

    CONGRATS!! I feel like every week someone is anouncing a pregnancy which is super exciting. I also think I’m pregnant every month, when we started trying I swear it got even worse! I’m excited to read posts during your pregnancy. Congrats again!

  8. Congratulations! I have to admit, I usually skip other bloggers’ posts about their pregnancy updates, but I read every word of your post and I’m looking forward to reading all about it as you move forward ๐Ÿ™‚
    (of course, it helps that you already have the cutest baby so I’m excited to see double the cute baby pictures on your blog soon!)

  9. congratulations on this next step in your life! thank you for sharing and letting your readers be a part of your journey. you look amazing!

  10. Oh how wonderful! Congrats lovely lady!!!

  11. tacha grenier says:

    Congrats girl

  12. OMG! Congratulations!!!! That is such exciting news. With 4 of you there is just going to be too much gorgeousness to look directly at. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. awww, congratulations!!! how exciting! can’t wait to read all about it, and i hope you get to feeling better soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. CONGRATS!! I m so happy for you 3 to become a family of 4!!! I like that you shared the news, its all a journey and no matter what happens you are ok with blogging and sharing, so thats all that matters! So happy for you guys!! Congrats!! <3

  15. congratulations Ari!!! So excited for you!! Baby Boo needs a little brother. And since you’re already have difficulty, I can only assume there’s a boy in there ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. Congratulations!! I knew it ๐Ÿ˜€ I swear I’m not one of those people that doesn’t say anything and then you do share the news and I say that I guessed it. But I did this time! Mostly because I didn’t post for like a month when I was the sickest too so I kind of guessed that it might be the same reason ๐Ÿ˜€ I completely understand the complete disgust with all things food – I was like that with both of my kids(I guess I can say three now, since I’m over the sick part of this one). I think the morning sickness has to be related to blood pressure, at least partially because mine has been way low. I’m 27 weeks and when it’s the lowest I get feeling sick again! It’s awful! I love the age difference between baby boo and this one, my kids are all about the same and it’s so much fun ๐Ÿ˜€ Wishing you the best! Can’t wait to hear more!

  17. AHHHHH! Congrats! I absolutely knew it! I have had this feeling for so long since you have been doing your updates! I am so happy for you and your growing family!

    PS – I absolutely love your color! I’m thinking I may go darker for our wedding in November, have your stylist tell me her magic! hahaha

  18. CONGRATS!!!!!!!! Hope you have a safe and wonderful pregnancy! I LOVE BABIES!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Ari I am SO happy for you. That’s amazing and you must be so thrilled. Both my pregnancies were difficult so if you ever need to vent hit my email. I got chicken pox during my pregnancy with my son, was horrid as you can’t take any meds. With my daughter I had blood pressure issues and swelling, nausea was awful, dizzy spells, the whole nine yards. Congrats on the treadmill too. You’ll love having one. I’m going to cry when mine finally breaks down.

  20. Madelaine says:

    CONGRATS! I’m so happy for you Ari ๐Ÿ™‚ You should most definitely do pregnancy posts!

  21. Congrats!! That is super exciting news, I am so happy for our family ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. When Kirk told me the news, I cried because I was jealous, BUT I am also very excited for you guys. That will be so fun for your family, especially for Gia. I hope your pregnancy goes well Ari. They say being sick is a good sign and means you are less likely to miscarriage, so be grateful for that nausea:)

  23. Congrats!! So happy for you!

  24. Congrats! As a never been preg girl, I really love hearing about what it’s like, for the future!

  25. Congrats! Thats amazing! I have recently stumbled across your blog and am loving it! I love all things health, nutrition, fitness and cooking! I hope ur pregnancy goes so well! Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Congrats gorgeous!!!!!! Right when I saw that title I knew, just knew you’d be pregnant! Yay yay yay!!!

    We just found out we’re having a little boy on Friday which made us so happy :). I can’t wait to follow along with your journey. Hope you start feeling better soon. I only had nausea between weeks 8-12 or so, so I hopefully you’re almost past it! Congrats ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Jenny Kolb says:

    YAY Ari!! SO excited for you!

  28. That’s so exciting!:) Congrats!

  29. WOW that is super awesome! I don’t even know you but I think I know you just from reading your posts! You helped me lose 15 lbs. So I am excited for you all!
    Just eat chocolate, throw in some peanut butter and whatever you love the most! Enjoy your pregnancy and only post what makes you happy! That will make us all happy!

  30. aww so happy for the three of you!!! this is great!!! Congrats!!!!!
    excited to follow your journey with a new little one on the way!
    again we are so thrilled for you and your family! ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Congratulations! I really feel for you – I too had a lot of trouble finding something to eat when I was pregnant (I actually lost weight for the first two or so months). One thing I could tolerate was ? (pronounced ‘jook’~it’s Korean). I should ask my hubby for his recipe because it’s simple but very very tasty. I found a recipe here: but we never grind our rice…we just put cooked short grain/sticky rice in a pot with water (like an inch over the level of the rice), add a tiny bit of salt and sesame oil, and let it ‘cook’ till it’s soupy (you can add a few veggies if desired). Anyhow-it’s very easy on the stomach but tasty.

  32. Aw, congrats!! A new treadmill and finding out your gonna have another baby all in 1 day!? How exciting! I hope you feel better though! ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Yeyeyeyeyeyeyeyey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Oh Em Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    I am seriously squealing in my seat right now!!! Congrats!!! Ahhhhh! I am so excited for you.

    I better hide this post from Michael though….he wants me pregnant again by this Spring, he’s nutso ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I’m so excited for you, hubby and Boooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. Congrats friend! ๐Ÿ™‚ You are just too cute. Can’t wait until you feel better. I thought you saying you were becoming a family of four sounded like alot. Then I realized I already have a family of four. LOL.

  35. Congratulations! So happy for you guys! Hope you feel better soon and can enjoy your pregnancy!
    Good luck!

  36. Kathy Marler says:

    So happy for you and Jared..lots of love to you all!

  37. Wow!! You don’t know me, but I have been quite a frequent visitor on your awesome blog, lately. Reading this post made me feel so excited for you all!! Congratulations, Ari!! I would gladly try to make you something appealing :).

  38. Ahhh! I am screaming out of happiness. Our babies will be about seven weeks apart! I am so happy for you! You just have to start telling Baby Boo that this is her baby lol

  39. Congrats!! I hope you starting feeling better during the 2nd trimester. I had nausea during the first trimester with my little guy and like you, couldn’t stand to be around any food…I even stopped reading food blogs:)!! Everything got much better as soon as the 2nd trimester came around. Congrats to you and your family…very exciting!!!

  40. Congratulations, and all the best to you ๐Ÿ™‚ Don’t worry about not posting for a while, luckily you have a great archive we can look through whenever we want to ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. Wow! Congrats! That’s such huge news. I’m happy for you both, and I’m amazed again at the human body. It sure is incredible, isn’t it?!?

  42. So happy to hear the news, I’ve missed you! (been loving your cinnamon rolls very much!) Huge congrats to you, and wishing you a very happy & healthy pregnancy!

  43. Oh My Goodness. I am so happy for all of you. I’m not happy that you are feeling like poop, don’t get me wrong. But what a great Christmas gift. I wish you the best of health now and forever.

    Mommy Sauri~

  44. Yae! Congratulations!!! My sister is pregnant with her first… nine weeks now. So she’s right behind you! When I have morning sickness I keep lots of saltine crackers and cheddar cheese handy. They don’t go with a healthy diet, but they keep my nausea at bay, so I eat a lot of them for the first three months. I haven’t yet thrown up after three pregnancies, so I’m thinking my morning sickness must not be all that bad, but still… I was nausesated for 2.5 months straight with my last and, like you, I get really weak and tired in the first trimester. Turns out, my iron is low. Maybe you should look into getting an iron supplement or drinking chlorophyl? Disgusting stuff, yes, but it’ll bring your iron levels up. Worth a shot. Anyway. Good luck!!!!

  45. Wow! Congrats! I found your site through Pinterest and then started reading through this post. Sorry to hear this pregnancy hasn’t been as smooth as the first. But I’m very happy for your family’s newest addition. ๐Ÿ™‚ And back to the reason I found your site โ€” Great photos and recipes!

    • Awe thanks Nathan!! So glad you found me! I’m hoping this pregnancy gets a little easier, but we shall see! ๐Ÿ™‚
      And thanks so much for your compliment!

  46. congrats. must say I am slightly jealous. we have two, one is 3 the other is 1 yr. We are done having kiddos so hearing about other pregnancies sometimes makes we yearn for another but goodness knows two is plenty for us – financially and just time wise. can’t believe how expensive private Montessori school is (over 14K a year for 1/2 day yikes) plus I have stayed at home since the first was born putting all the earning pressure on dad – but all sacrifices worth it and children are just the best. – so happy for you. cant wait to read about your magical journey.

  47. Congratulations!!!!

  48. Congrats on the news!

  49. Congratulations! That’s wonderful news!

  50. Hey, I recently saw a couple tweets from you and noticed there was some pregnancy tones to them. Came back to check on the blog and found the entry!

    A huge congratulations to you! I do hope the pregnancy eases up for you and smooths out. ๐Ÿ™‚


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