Pregnancy

Baby Bump Watch: Pregnancy & Prayers Needed

Pregnancy

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen a few pics of a bump. Some people have asked if these are old pics from my pregnancy with Sugar Plum Z. They are not! We are expecting again and this is my official announcement.

Pregnancy Bump Watch

Today makes 21 weeks which means we have 19 more weeks to go. Only a few people know the sex so far so let’s just call Bump #2 Baby E for now. 

I wasn’t blogging when I was pregnant with Z but I am now. I journaled during my first pregnancy, but I only shared 3 pics on social media  and when Z was born, she didn’t show her face for many months. Now she is a big fan on IG. LOL. After two years of motherhood, I finally got the courage to share my birth story. Let’s see how it goes this time. 

Pregnancy

Before I update you on my bump progress I want to ask for your prayers for Baby E. During our anatomy scan, it was discovered that Baby E has enlarged kidneys. This condition can correct itself before birth, require antibiotics or even surgery after delivery. We are praying for healing and a full recovery regardless of what if any treatment will be necessary. So please pray for Baby E. Thank you in advance.

Pregnancy

18 Weeks.

Bump Update:
21 Weeks

Size: Size of a Carrot. I love that growing fetuses are compared to foods in size. It cracks me up. Here is a breakdown by week from Baby Center.

Weight: About 12 oz

My weight gain: 7or 8 pounds. I keep forgetting to ask the doc what my starting weight was. I am more smaller compared to my pregnancy with Z. I am not complaining because I had weight I needed to lose anyway. 

Pregnancy New Year 2015

How I’m feeling: TIRED!
The first time around I spent almost 7 months on bed rest. This time no bed rest but boy do I need rest! Pregnancy is exhausting. Pregnancy with a two year old is 100 times worse! But I’m hanging in there.

My appetite comes and goes. The migraines persist and I crave beef! Muscle contractions in my legs have started and I’ve spotted the first drops of pre breast milk! Yup, things are getting real around here (as if they weren’t already.)

My workouts are basic yoga (thank you YouTube) and walks. I was holding off on lifting weights because I thought I had a hernia. Turns out it’s my pesky fibroids so I will be bringing back strength training this week. I am planning to make it to my first prenatal yoga class this week as well. Stay tuned. 

Pregnancy

A little bathroom mirror pregnancy #selfie

 

So that’s it for now. Stay tuned for more updates and remember to keep Baby E in your prayers.

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46 Comments

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    Vashti (veepeejay.com)
    January 5, 2015 at 12:06 AM

    Whew girl, I ran over as soon I saw Prayers Needed. God can do it again for you, just like he calmed the storm with Zoe. Praying for you and Baby E 🙂

    Soo. can we talk about all this HAUTENESS?!? Ma’am you are one Fab Haute Mama.
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      M J
      January 5, 2015 at 2:30 PM

      Thank you Vee. I owe you so many thanks for being here for me. I truly appreciate our friendship. Your prayers mean the world to me.
      And LOL at hauteness… I’m trying to keep it together over here. Sugar Plum Z isn’t the only princess around these parts. LOL

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    Janelle
    January 5, 2015 at 12:54 AM

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for sharing your journey. You look very good. Keeping you in my prayers definitely.

    Wishing you all the best.

    Janelle
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      M J
      January 5, 2015 at 2:29 PM

      Thank you Janelle. I appreciate all the love and support.

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    Sonya
    January 5, 2015 at 1:43 AM

    Congratulations!!! Praying for you and Baby E. By the way you look great 🙂
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      M J
      January 5, 2015 at 2:29 PM

      Thank you Sonya. I appreciate the prayers. Keeping myself together is helpful when all I want to do is stay in my feelings. I appreciate the compliment.

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    Natalie
    January 5, 2015 at 8:08 AM

    Congratulations on baby #2! I remember being SO tired when I was pregnant with my daughter–I cannot imagine what it’s like when you’ve got to chase after another little one as well! Prayers for baby E!
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      M J
      January 5, 2015 at 2:27 PM

      Thank you Natalie. This tired is seriously on another level. As bad a prenatals are, I am ready to take two! LOL. Thanks for the prayers.

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    Adanna
    January 5, 2015 at 9:34 AM

    Congratulations on Baby E! You are both in my prayers. You look beautiful and you’re doing great 🙂
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      M J
      January 5, 2015 at 2:26 PM

      Thank you Adanna and thank you so much for being a shoulder for me. I appreciate you more than you know.

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    Keyonda
    January 5, 2015 at 9:36 AM

    Congrats! Such an amazing blessing. Praying for a healthy rest of your pregnancy and a healthy baby. Loving that bump hunny!
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      M J
      January 5, 2015 at 2:26 PM

      Thank you Keyonda. I appreciate all the prayers.

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    Nicole
    January 5, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    Beautiful! Congratulations on the new edition!
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      M J
      January 5, 2015 at 2:25 PM

      Thanks Nicole.

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    Leigh Powell Hines
    January 5, 2015 at 3:16 PM

    Congratulations. I will be thinking of you during this pregnancy. Sometimes, pregnancies can be so hard because of all the tests we have. I went through the same thing with my second pregnancy with worries…even up to delivering and she was absolutely fine. Yours will be, too.
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      M J
      January 6, 2015 at 6:39 PM

      Thank you Leigh! I am so glad your baby girl is healthy and beautiful. I appreciate it. We are praying for the same outcome. Happy 2015!

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    Rachee
    January 5, 2015 at 4:20 PM

    You look fantastic! Sending healing vibes for you and your family.
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      M J
      January 6, 2015 at 6:38 PM

      Thank you Rachee. I appreciate it.

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    C.D Beatrice Clay
    January 5, 2015 at 7:53 PM

    You’re so beautiful sis! Congratulations and I am sending up prayers for Baby E!

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      M J
      January 6, 2015 at 6:37 PM

      Thank you Darling! Can’t wait to order Baby E some beautiful things from you.

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    nadeen
    January 5, 2015 at 9:39 PM

    You look so beautiful and fit! I know pregnant appreciate your honesty about how you are feeling vs acting as if pregnancy is all glamorous. Continuing prayers for Baby E! I know he/she will be fine! 🙂
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      M J
      January 6, 2015 at 6:36 PM

      Thank you Nadeen. I appreciate you so much and I thank you so much for your support.

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    Kimberly Bolden
    January 5, 2015 at 10:30 PM

    Praying for Baby E and for you mama. Here is hoping that all goes well during and after pregnancy. You make pregnancy look easy!
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      M J
      January 6, 2015 at 6:36 PM

      Awww Kimberly thank you. I appreciate it. And girl look easy maybe. But feel easy… Ugh!

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    Bernetta
    January 5, 2015 at 11:02 PM

    I will be praying for you and baby E! It will be alright and you are glowing! Those 19 weeks will fly by!
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      M J
      January 6, 2015 at 12:36 AM

      Thanks Bernetta. I know you are a praying woman and God is definitely in control. I appreciate you!

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    Christine @MomsNCharge
    January 5, 2015 at 11:31 PM

    Whew! Ok, I wrote a really long post this morning from my phone and then accidentally erased it 🙁 But know that you’ve been in my thoughts and prayers today. I’m claiming along with everyone else, that your Baby E will come out ready for the world. I know it is still worrisome but God’s already worked it out. If I didn’t mention it before, I recommend reading the book “Praying for Your Unborn Child” (by Judith & Francis MacNut, can be found on Amazon).

    But let me just say: you could NOT have chosen a more perfect blog name than “FAB Haute Momma”. You my dear make pregnancy and motherhood look dynamite 🙂 XO
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      M J
      January 6, 2015 at 12:36 AM

      Thank you a Christine. I will be heading to Amazon for hat book right now. Your prayers and support mean so much to me. You have been such a blessing to me and I can’t wait to share that big old hug with you. And cry… I will be crying. XOXO

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    Mandi
    January 6, 2015 at 5:59 AM

    I’m praying for you and the baby love! It is WELL! We must believe that. And on another note can we talk about how FABULOUS you look!?!?! Yassss honey! You aYou are rocking this pregnancy!

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      M J
      January 6, 2015 at 6:33 PM

      Amen Mandi! It is well. That was one of my grandmother’s favorite songs.
      And girl thanks for the compliment… Meanwhile I feel like this pregnancy is rocking me! Whew.

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    Jus @ #goodjobjus
    January 6, 2015 at 10:24 AM

    Congratulations on your pregnancy!
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      M J
      January 6, 2015 at 6:33 PM

      thanks Jus.

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    Samantha Angell
    January 6, 2015 at 10:57 AM

    Wow, congratulations on your second pregnancy! That is definitely so exciting. I will keep Baby E in my thoughts and prayers, hopefully everything turns out perfectly fine and the problem corrects itself. By the way, I LOVE your sparkly dress in the one picture- super cute! I can only imagine how much more exhausting pregnancy can be when you have a 2 year old to run around after as well.
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      M J
      January 6, 2015 at 6:34 PM

      Thank you Samantha. Despite all that is going on and I so excited.

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    K. Elizabeth (YUMMommy)
    January 6, 2015 at 1:17 PM

    Definitely sending up prayers for Baby E. And I love workout videos on YouTube. Saves me from spending a ton of money on DVDs and storage shelves.
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      M J
      January 6, 2015 at 6:34 PM

      Thanks K. Elizabeth. I aprreciate it and yes girl YouTube is the bomb.

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    Sheena
    January 7, 2015 at 6:38 AM

    I’m so happy for you! Congrats and of course lots of love and healing to you and Baby E! Um, and you look fabulous… thatisall. <3

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      M J
      January 11, 2015 at 5:12 PM

      Thank you Sheena for the prayers and for the compliment.

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    Fi Ní Neachtáin
    January 7, 2015 at 7:53 AM

    Aww huge congratulations to you! You look wonderful, you’re totally glowing throughout pregnancy. You’re so lucky to be pregnant with baby #2, I am longing for a second child but my other half isn’t keen right now. I hope you enjoy the rest of your pregnancy and have more energy soon.

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      M J
      January 11, 2015 at 5:11 PM

      Thank you

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    Michellette "Mimi" Green
    January 7, 2015 at 11:43 AM

    Prayers for you and Baby #2 #blmgirls
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      M J
      January 11, 2015 at 5:11 PM

      Hi Mimi. Thank you. I appreciate the prayers and support.

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    Tiffani G. from MyMommyVents
    January 7, 2015 at 7:02 PM

    Prayers and good juju for you and Baby E! Wishing you a safe pregnancy and delivery.
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      M J
      January 11, 2015 at 5:10 PM

      Thank you Tiffani. I appreciate it. We believe in the power of prayer.

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    Ariel
    January 8, 2015 at 1:34 PM

    MJ – I love you! Baby E will be fine because there is healing power in the name of Jesus! Take it easy, honey dew. PS: I’m with Vee – you are pregnant and fabulous, boo!!
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      M J
      January 11, 2015 at 5:10 PM

      Thank You Ariel. Lots of love and kisses for you and Loren.

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