D-Day is Coming!

So I have been busy and just generally worn out this pregnancy. So no posts from graftedvine….It’s all I can do to keep up with the kids, school, and the house. I want to get better about this as I love to write for an outlet. My due date is only 6 weeks away, so even though the school year is almost finished, it will soon be replaced with a newborn! I have done really well sticking to a gluten free diet with this pregnancy. I have had a couple cases of cross-contamination, which never really bothered me in the past. I also have for the most part been on a grain free diet, simply because I feel better without them. It has nothing to do with health benefits, etc. I just don’t like feeling as if I am carrying a brick in my stomach. Due to me following my body’s cues I have only gained 9 lbs total this pregnancy 🙂 I’m sure that number will go up as baby is in a growth spurt to put on weight these last few weeks. Despite my lack of weight gain, baby is right on target for her size.

She has been head down for the last 3 months, and is much lower that she was 2 weeks ago. Through much of the reading I’ve done she isn’t technically engaged, but I have been reassured that is normal for not being the 1st baby. 2nd+ babies tend to wait until just before or just as labor begins to drop completely.

Yes I keep saying “she” we are excited to be expecting our 2nd little girl! Andrew still dotes on my belly as it has grown. He pats her, gives her kisses, and tells her he loves her. Vivian has enjoyed listening to her heartbeat, watching/ feeling her move, and is super happy that she is finally getting a baby sister.

Our newest addition has already been creating some changes to our lives. We have decided to cloth diaper exclusively this time around. We tried with Andrew, but not knowing much I purchase some really expensive AIO diapers. While these were great, we couldn’t afford  to buy enough to make a go of it. Through friends and research I have decided to try again, this time using a wider variety that is much easier on the wallet. Since this blog is about faith and family, I want to focus on sharing the new things that I learn and do product reviews. Also I am getting ready to start my cooking marathon to have a stash of frozen meals. I will try to do these as recipe reviews as well, since most of them will not be ones I create. Hopefully that will be a help to those that are also expecting, or just have a hectic lifestyle.

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