Monday, July 30, 2012

Resting

It feels liberating to say that I've spent a lot of time in bed the last few weeks, I walk around holding a bar of grapefruit guest soap that I randomly sniff to fight nausea, and when I say I want a lemonade, you have about t-minus-five seconds to do something about it (I've craved it every pregnancy now).

I kid. Not really.

What I really want to say is thank you so very much for all of your kind words and your heartfelt congratulations. Expanding our family is definitely something we've wanted to do, and we've had a couple losses in the process.

After both miscarriage and an unexpected birth experience, I am very emotionally aware this pregnancy. Does that mean I worry about silly things? Yes, sometimes, and I think that is natural and okay. It took me until seeing a heartbeat this time to even let excitement in the door (it was waiting outside, knocking). But there is another part of being emotionally aware that is good and comforting, and that is trusting my body, embracing all of the emotions that come with these nine months and letting go of what I can't control. I've learned a lot the past couple years, and with that comes a great deal of peace. And where the peace has holes, there are wonderful people who listen and laugh and say "we all worry about that" and "well, that's just motherhood."

So for now, I smile and I sniff soap and I rest. A lot. With both girls, I was sick for 14-16 weeks. And while that seems much more difficult to handle with two kids, they have been so great to play quietly and join me in bed or on the couch for "lay still" games. Like Memory and dentist and hair salon and make-up spa parlor. And honestly, I don't care how much eye shadow she uses or how far up my face the lipstick goes or how many rubber bands she's managed to twist into tangles. I can close my eyes, and she's happy.

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Lainey's Sweet Seat--don't forget, you can still use Code "KELLE" for 10% off your Sweet Seat order.

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The state of rest is recognized by our entire household now. Brandyn slept until noon today, the dogs are suddenly narcoleptic and Nella can randomly be found lying on the carpet, pretending to snore.

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In the meantime, necessary routines encourage consistency and push us toward more productivity. I miss it.

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Nella stacked a 1o-story high stack of blocks in O.T. this morning

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Lainey convinces her brothers to take her swimming


I felt good tonight and actually texted back an "I'm in" to a girlfriend call to Hurricanes. I ate spicy food and laughed at inappropriateness and rolled out humor to match. "You're on fire tonight," my friend noticed after dropping me off. The whiney pregnant girl who sniffs soap, spits in sinks and sits in the shower with a Noxzema moustache just because it smells good was on fire. She was funny, and she felt great.

We're getting there.

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Last week's Friday Photo Dump:

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Friday Phone Dump photos are taken on the Instagram iPhone app (free) and dropped into a 12x12 collage using a photo editing software (Photoshop Elements works). I am @etst (enjoying the small things) on Instagram if you care to follow the feed.

And your #enjoyingthesmallthings photos. (If you use Instagram and have a photo that makes you happy, share it by using the hashtag #enjoyingthesmallthings. Yours may be chosen to be shared in a Friday post.)

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Monkey Family Glass Necklace

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Mama monkey and her babies.

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I'm going to go curl up with a bar of grapefruit soap and call it a night.

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Mrs. Roy said...

Congratulations! Such an exciting time...

Patti said...

going back to read, but happy you are RESTING ! :) oxox

littlelola said...

I had a tube of Carmex that I would smear under my nose lol!

Annette said...

I know it isn't easy now but hang in there...Hopefully not much longer. I was sicker with my 3rd than I was with my other two and it last longer. I think 14 weeks but after that, I got to enjoy the rest of my pregnancy. It was pure bliss and I loved every minute of it. Hoping that happens to you too! It is all worth it in the end, when you get to hold that beautiful baby!

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Lindsay - Mama to Preschooler Logan and Twin Babies Cooper and Parker said...

So, I craved lemonade FIERCELY during my pregnancies, both of them (a singleton and twins) and I have 3 boys... just sayin' :) Really though, congratulations. You are the mom I aspire to be.

jolie said...

So excited for you!!!! We are also expecting...due Jan. 30th.I plan to facebook announce on Wednesday. Our Abby and your Nella are just a couple of weeks apart. I too have rested a ton and felt oh so yucky this time around...I just take it all in stride...knowing my body is doing what it is suppose to be doing! Continue to listen to your body and rest when you need to!
Hugs to you!

Steph said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy!! How very exciting!! I just finished Bloom, and I loved every second of it!!

Rebecca said...

spitting in sinks...oh girl, i've been there! :)

(Hugs)

Nikki said...

Congratulations!! I don't know that I've ever been this excited for someone I don't actually know...but of course, I feel like I do know you! I can't wait to read about your upcoming adventures in pregnancy. I just hope you start feeling better soon! With both of my kids, I was nauseous 24/7 for about the, so I know the feeling! Thanks for sharing your news and your life with us all!

Victoria Torres said...

Holy Bananas!!!!!!!

Kelle, I have been a comitted reader since the wind exposed Nella's Birth Story!

I've recently purchased Bloom and I finished it in two days!

I always wondered "is that it for Kelle or will she have more?"

I read a few lines into "Resting" and was like "Now damn, she sounds like she is expecting" and after I read "thank you everyone for congratulating", I scrolled hard and fast!

I'm so SO so so thrilled to see another Hampton in the makes. Congratulations and truly and sincerely, I wish ultimate greatness for you! Bless you so much Kelle.

Thank You
Victoria

Leah said...

LOVE those necklaces!!! And congrats again!!

Love is all you need said...

I am so incredibly happy for you! And I cannot wait to see how you love this new little soul.

Wenona said...

Being nauseous sucks, but it's totally worth it in the end, and I know you know that. :)
Smelling bars of soap and wearing a Noxzema moustache - that made me laugh tonight, not because you're feeling sick, but that those are things that make you feel better. Love how our bodies are so complex :)
Take care hun...

Kevin Flick said...

this is such exciting news! so happy for you and your family.
-mindy

Jennjilla said...

rest up, momma! You've got a cute baby that needs a'bakin! :)

Monica Greene Bradford said...

Congratulations! How exciting for you and the family. Take care, Hugs!

JenniferBanando said...

SO excited to hear you are pregnant! (I am new to your blog). We are trying for a third, we have had 3 miscarriages and now have less than 1% chance...but we have HOPE. And I HOPE your grapefruit soap smelling days are over soon! So many congratulations :) Love the pics of your girls - they are adorable and so well dressed/ neatly coiffed!

a million little loves said...

Oh my. I debate back and forth between my heart and my brain if we should add a third to our little crew...so seeing people who are going for it is absolute inspiration!
Looking very forward to reading about this new leg of your journey as it unfolds.
And I can hardly wait to hear what the name will be! I'm a name junky and your sweetpeas are rocking some pretty damn cool ones!
Rest up!

Nicole said...

I had terrible nausea (26 weeks) when I was pg with my daughter, I've never heard of grapfruit/citrus smells helping. I'll be sure to give that a shot next time around!

<3

prettipenny said...

Congratulations! So happy for you and your family.

angelmaryy21 said...

Congratulations!

Kat said...

Four children later and I still remember vividly that awful queasy feeling, especially late in the day and evening and the tiredness, oh the bone sapping tiredness.
Rest, rest and rest I say!!
Soon you will be getting your glow on :)

Matty's Mama said...

You are so lucky the grapefruit/lemonade combo works for you. I never found anything that helped my nausea and only felt better after I expelled whatever offended the Peanut. I can't wait to hear the name for your new bundle gets, I am in love with Nella's name and wishing that I could have a little girl so that I could use it too :)

kelly said...

So glad you had a great night out with your friends...i saw your IG pic of Beck..:-))... and the whole pukey thing....eeppppppp!!!.... Ive had 5 babies and all of them, I was sick for about 16 to 18 weeks...that's the awful part....soon you'll be feeling like a million bucks :-)))...

Logan and Isabel said...

There are some people in this world made to be mums to many and you are one of them!!! Your two babies make me smile just as much as my two do when I see them play together... its so adorable. There are 5.5yrs between my son and daughter and its such an awesome gap, they adore each other so much. Your girls are going to rock the big sister act so well.

rachel b said...

congrats!!! the necklace set is adorbs and my lil miss would love matching necklaces!!

Katieuna said...

Congratulations! I was super sicks with my second for about 16 weeks, ugh felt like forever! Hope you feel better soon. Woot babies!

Wendy said...

Oh Kelle, this is just wonderful news!!! I am so thrilled for you and your family. Sending prayers from Seattle.
Wendy

Annastacia said...

Congratulations Kelle! You always make motherhood sound so dang good :) Hope you start feeling better soon!

Nikstar said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy Kelle!! I hope that this pregnancy goes smoothly for you and I wish you all the best.

Leigh Anne said...

Love the monkeys! I would need three baby girl monkeys! Your babies are soo precious!

Claire @ Scissors Paper Rock said...

Good on you Mumma....getting out with your friends for a night of fun & normalcy. As much as I treasured & savoured my pregnancies with absolutely everything they were worth {especially after loss} I still quiver at the thought of morning sickness! I too had it both times for the first 16weeks and was then fine after that {which is nothing compared to some people who are violently ill for their entire pregnancy!} But it can be a really horrible thing! A good chance to rest & trust your body though. Soak it up Kelle.
So happy for you!
x
http://blog.scissorspaperrockdesigns.com.au/

twila78 said...

So so happy for you. :)

Lindsey said...

Congratulations on your new pregnancy! So glad the girls are letting you get the much needed rest.

Tiff and Seth said...

I LOVE the necklace set! I would LOVE to win this and be able to give my daughter her necklace on her first day of dance school... she is two and I just registered her for dance today. It breaks my heart because she is growing up and I'M not ready for it- she is! I would love this necklace set because then we would know that we are always together!!

Also- congrats on baby #2- I can't wait to read all about your experiences! I started reading with the birth of Nella and love every new post and picture! That is one lucky baby to join the Hampton Clan!

Crystal said...

I love how the sleeping is contagious in your house right now. Is Lainey wearing a Browns jersey? I can't quite tell the colors from the photo but it caught my eye immediately!

HellcatJill said...

I craved lemonade with my first pregnancy! I couldn't stand the thought of food. I still remember going grocery shopping and having a cart full of drinks and next to no food because I just couldn't stomach the thought of it.

Oh, and I love the smell of Noxzema, too. So glad I'm not the only one. ;)

megan said...

So happy for you and the lucky baby who get to join such a loving family!

Jenny said...

Congratulations to you and your family! Can't wait to read about how you rock this pregnancy!

Jess said...

Awesome! Congratulations on your beautiful, ever growing family!

Crystal said...

Heartbroken that it took a loss to get to this great place but so happy for you that this little Hampton clearly has the same zest as the sisters! It's always a great day for baby news and even more so when we know they're going to welcomed into such a great family!!

Kylie and crew. said...

I'm so happy for you! I'm excited to watch Nella and Lainey care for a new baby. Thank you for letting us in on a piece of your life!

DeDeandMatt said...

Congratulations and I hope you are not sick for long. DeDe

lissa79 said...

Congrats on the great news, I have so many people around me having babies and in my extended world also. I hope and pray that all goes well for you and your family over the coming months.

thesparklegirl said...

Maybe because there's a third on the way... but Nella is looking SO GROWN UP! Also, way to go on stacking 10 blocks!

Feel better soon. Such a blessing to have quiet girls at this time. Thankfully I was blessed with less morning sickness this time around, because my kids missed the notice to be calm.

Marina said...

Hope you feel better soon :) congratulations!!!

Erika said...

Congratulations!!! I have to laugh about the soap thing because when I was pregnant with my little girl the beautiful homemade bar soap I had just purchased in Kauai on our honeymoon made me dry heave every time I washed my hands. I finally threw out that pretty souvineer as it seems I had a much better one that did not like coconut scented bar soap.

Angela said...

I can relate to this post on so many different levels. We are expecting our 3rd, in March and our other two are 3 and 1. I am excited but, also slightly scared and we haven't told anyone yet about our sweet baby that's on the way.
I get really sick like you do and I love the idea of smelling something yummy to help with the nausea. Smell can be so powerful so, that's a great idea!

Fresh Mommy said...

Rest, mama, rest! It's so amazing how our families just fall into the rhythm of mama, so enjoy it! What a beautiful and peaceful (hopefully) time! I just can't get over the magic of pregnancy!!! xoxox

~Tabitha Blue

Christina Vega said...

Mmmmm, lemonade. I craved it with both my pregnancies too. Yum. Hope your "on fire" days come more and more frequently very soon! Congrats, mama, this is such wonderful news!

nicolette gawthrop said...

So wonderful!

nicolette gawthrop said...

(your pregnant lady imagery is priceless, ps)

mamamia said...

Congratulations!!!!!! I am so HAPPY for you and your family and wish you all the best for a smooth pregnancy!

I am feeling green about my gills, and am forcing myself to wait 5 more days before I test! Haha, we'll see!

Joy@WhenDoesDaddyComeHome said...

I love your Photo Dump and the Instagram pictures (amazing shots people!!!).

Hope the queasies go away soon, yuck!

Jen said...

Those necklaces are adorable! I wish you the healthiest next six months you can possibly have, I'm so excited for you!

Shel said...

so unbelievably happy for you! Congrats!

Sarah said...

way to go!!! I suffered through the first trimester as well and am so impressed that the girls are clean and entertained. first trimesters are why I stopped at two. y'all will have 5!!! :) XO

The Burke Family said...

Congrats!! As a momma who experienced the loss of my first pregnancy, I learned to embrace the constant nausea in my furture pregnancies as a sign of hope for the new life that all would be well. I'm so happy for you and your beautiful family! Before you know it Februrary will be here and your new bundle of love will be in your arms and your heart will be filled with love as you watch your girls begin their forever bond with their new sibling! Yay!

CoyGirl said...

Will you tell us how you told your girls?? I remember how happy I was when I was 9 years old and found out I'd be getting a baby sibling! Thrilling for everyone!

Megs said...

Ack. so excited for you. It's the little things that get me going. the 10 block tower in O/T? AMAZING! We're embarking on enhanced S/T with our monkey. I'd LOVE to have a necklace set to share with her.

Sarah said...

Congrats on your newest addition. S/he is one lucky baby to be joining your amazing family. :) I'm also expecting right now and just recently got over the sick phase. Keep your head up. 14-16 weeks will be right around the corner! :)
PS: I LOVE the necklace set!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Thanks for introducing me to the jewelry line. I hope I win. :)

Karen said...

First of all, let me congratulate you on the amazing news. Couldn't be more happy for you. We, your readers, can't wait till Feb to meet this new precious baby!

PS just saw Mark Poulin Jewelry and I absolutely fell in love with everything. Will definitely have to order something for my daughter and I!

-Karen
littlemisscibelle.blogspot.com

Our life...special with needs! said...

I walked around with a jar of Vix vapor rub with both of my kids. lol so glad I'm not the only one who sniffs to get by!! Congrats!

gina said...

Sniffing soap bars, aye? Genius! And those necklaces are ADORABLE.

Sharmaine said...

your girls seriously have the cutest outfits!!! its so awesome that they (and everyone else in the house) is so in sync with your pregnancy! :)

and those jewelry are so adorable!!!

laurieg said...

congrats Kelle! This news is so exciting for everyone :) Nella will get her real baby

Mrs Knight said...

oh i'm so glad you weren't shy to mention the "sink spitting"! I didn't have that with #1 but have it so bad this time around! I too am due in Feb and am so sick!!
love your blog and always your stunning pictures of your sweet gals. x

Tonya said...

Congratulations!

Kim said...

Congratulations!!!! Wishing everything of the best for you and that you start feeling better soon.

Love the photo of Nella on the bed!

Grace said...

I had nausea in my three pregnancies and I lacked the energy to even pretty myself up. All I could manage was eyeliner and lipstick wearing comfy clothes I could even go to bed in if I chose to do that. But you always look wonderful even with nausea and I believe you tricked us all ... no hints whatsover about your pregnancy. I commented on your last quicky post but want to tell you again ... CONGRATULATIONS! Looking forward to seeing your cute belly grow and the girls loving on it and you.
Many Blessings!

NoBloggingJustReading said...

Congratulations! And oh my word, Nella somehow looks so. iChat more grown up with her hair in a pont tail!! It seems like just yesterday she was born and now before we know she'll get to be a big sister! *sniff*

Holly said...

Congrats! Love the necklaces!

Amanda H said...

Dear kelle :)

First and foremost- huge congratulations! I let out a little squeal when I read your post about your expanding family! You are such an inspiring mother and i really enjoy reading your updates of your life with your darling little family :)

I started reading your blog just after the birth of my baby daughter Violet, who is now 8 months old (uh where did that time go?!) I wanted to say- that I experienced fairly strong anxiety through my pregnancy and I guess the main feeling was - this feels too good to be true.. But, it wasn't- I now have my baby girl in my arms :) though we are not quite ready to try for baby number #2 yet- I have already started feeling a little anxious at the thought of feeling those powerful worry emotions that come along with pregnancy- and can I just say- your post today has helped - a lot! Trusting our bodies is something hard for us to do sometimes, but I somehow feel more confident with the idea of my next pregnancy now- so thank you for your words :) oh, and also? The spitting in the sink thing? I thought that was only me! And the grapefruit soap idea, I shall steal for when I need it next!

Congratulations again, enjoy any much needed rest as you possibly can! Looking forward to following your pregnancy :)

Amanda x

Jaim said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Great news for you and your family!

Those necklaces are fantastic...thanks for the opportunity.

mistybown said...

I can relate well to the "I'll try anything once in the hopes that it works" arena. I ate mints like they were going out of style with number 3. It was the only thing that helped calm the queesies. Good luck!

Tara Jeles said...

Grapefruit soap...hmm who would have thought that one. So looking forward to lovely reading late at night about your belly growing.

Kat said...

Congratulations again! So excited for you and your family! Can't wait to see how Nella is with a baby sibling, I bet she'll be a little mama like Lainey :)

Lovely Love said...

it's been almost 3 years but i still clearly remember the pregger sickies. here's to hoping you feel better really really fast, even if you are almost there, lets hope it's tomorrow. but thanks for the soap idea! maybe next time (if there is one) i'll give it a gogo! sorry damn fresh beat band and there gogo for everything! again so happy and excited for you. can't wait to share this journey and live vicariously through you!!!!

Lindsay said...

Yea! Love mama monkey and her babies! And funny about the lemonade and grapefruit soap. Rest and enjoy every minute of it!!

Chasing The Dream said...

Hi kelle, I have to say that when I read your post Summer, expired and saw the photo of you sitting on the step I was alsmost certain number 3 was on the way. I know that look and I carried that look throughout both of my pregnancies. In fact that look is part of the reason I am scared to go for number 3. I was in and out of hospital with both pregnancies and now with a 6 year old at school and a soon to be 3 year old I just don't know how to mange it. I am however very very happy for you all and can't wait to share the journey with you. Your blog has opened my eyes to what motherhood is all about and for this I thank you from the bottom of my heart. With Love from Melbourne Australia xxxxx

Amber said...

I can't pretend to understand the American obsession with grapefruit (urgh! Such a nasty, tart fruit!) but I'mso glad you've found something to ease the ills. Sending love and congratulations, Kelle & co.!!

Barb said...

Congratulations!! So excited for you and your family! I have heard that Lemons are the best thing for nausea. I wish I would have known about that when I was pregnant. Nothing sounded good.

Shannon said...

So excited to see your girls get to be sisters again. Lainey will be an old pro and Nella is going to rock it. I know that I consider myself more blessed than anyone else in the world having an older sister with Down syndrome. They teach acceptance and more pure a love than anyone else I know. Congratulations, Kelle (and family).

juli (sweetpz) said...

Congratulations again on your pregnancy! With my first i also had cravings for lemonade! Hubby had to get multiple 12-packs just to keep up with my demands.. errr cravings.. =)

Lesli Temple said...

So excited for you and your family! Your sweet little ladies will be the best big sisters!

Birdie said...

I love jewely like this! Would be so fun to win!

melissa said...

Letting go of what you can't control is definitely followed by an immeasurable amount of peace. Thanks for the reminder!
Tejas blessings & sweet dreams,
Melissa

Bunny said...

Letting go in pregnancy is the best thing to do. You're great Kelle!

Sandryte said...

I love Nella's matrioshka dress! :)

We also have a matching necklace each - they have special powers! When one of us are facing challenges, we put those on - a guaranteed success!

MissingMolly said...

I'm so sorry about your losses, and I wish you good health and a happy outcome.

Anuszka said...

So sweet!

Claire said...

Rest on, pretty momma!

Sara Jakobs said...

I love the mum/ daughter set..we call our girls our monkies!!
Thank you for the chance to win..

Team Lando said...

Rest away! And so glad the kids seem to be cooperating with rest. That pic of Nella "sleeping" behind Latte is awesome.

Continued congrats, take good care of yourself!

miky said...

Hello Kelle, I'm curios to know how your daughters are thinking about the future brother/sister they will have?
Let we know :-)

Miky

brendagail said...

Love the photos of the girls!!! Beautiful blessings from God!

Southern Gal said...

I hope you feel better soon. Love the necklaces. And I really love the phone dump. ;)

Hazel said...

Oh Kelle. Still smiling for you. Smelling soap, that's a new one! Hope the nausea improves really quickly. Xxx

Jill said...

I am so thrilled for you and your whole family! You are a mother by nature and I am glad there are going to be more people with your genes on this planet! Definitely can use more big hearts around here!

I can also relate to the extra worry and awareness that comes with pregnancy after loss. I am 26 weeks with a second baby I thought we'd never have. Feeling movement has eased a lot of my silly worries, but since I know how precious and fragile this whole miracle can be, I am taking NONE of it for granted!

A speedy end to nausea to you!

Susan said...

Congrats from a Grammy of a special 3 year old who just announced the pregnancies of my daughter & daughter in law ... January & February. It would be fun to have matching monkeys :) You look gorgeous!

Debbie said...

Glad to hear you were able to get out of the house and visit with friends. I think I only managed that one time while I was in the nausea stage of my 2nd pregnancy. Love that the girls are letting you rest and I hope you are feeling well soon!

Debbie

AJ said...

Resting is good. Enjoy!

Lori Beth said...

Congratulations Kelle:). You are such an inspirational mama and person! I always look forward to your blog updates:)

Mrs D. said...

You must have so many people say this to you but you inspire me. All I have ever wanted out of life is to have a family. My husband and I got married last September and are now starting to think about having our own family. We know it's going to be a difficult journey as I have PCOS and Endometriosis and my husband has the Fragile X gene which means we have some serious decisions to make. But I am excited!
I love how much love you have for your family. I'm sure you have your bad moments but as someone who doesn't have a parental marriage role model, I look up to you and yours.
Congratulations on your pregnancy, I hope the sickness eases up soon! xx

April Vernon said...

Congrats again. So happy for you!

Amy said...

So happy for you!! I wish you all the best as you cook this little one. :) And I hope you can put down the soap soon. :) Congratulations!

Julie said...

So exciting! I am 29 weeks too, and I have been craving lemonade too - and popsicles! Good for you for getting the rest you need - that is hard for me to do - I need to take a lesson from you. Rest is important!

Amanda said...

What beautiful necklaces! Congratulations on the sweet new life you are carrying! What a precious gift :)

Erin said...

How far along will you be when you tell the girls the big news?

Lauriai said...

So excited for you! Actually just finished your book last night as I rested after a day in the hospital with our own baby #3 on the way. You are easy to relate to and make clear the humanity or motherhood. Thank you for being you and letting us all share bits of your glorious life!

Anne said...

It's amazing the immense joy and love our hearts can hold and expand with each little human that blesses our lives. Congrats to you and your family, what an amazing journey you are on!

Kate and Geoff said...

Such an exciting time!!!!YAY!!

Ryan said...

Congratulations Kelle - and to the entire crew!! So excited for you! Rest up and I hope you feel better soon - keep sniffing the soap until then hehe!

Mikaela said...

I was SO happy and excited to read your news... can't wait to follow along as you grow that baby! Congratulations!!

hannahw said...

Hang in there.. I had morning (or any oh time of the day) sickness, but the rest of the time, life was amazing!

Laurel said...

Reading your past two posts makes me think just a little bit about a #3 . . . congratulations!

magali said...

Congratulations!!! Must be soooo exciting. Hope you feel better soon.

Fiona said...

So very thrilled for you; you make the cutest kids.

Tymom020707 said...

Some days, I wish for a 3rd (little girl), but most days, my 2 boys (5 & 3) totally convince me otherwise. So much congratulations to you that the word congratulations doesn't even fit!!

Holly said...

Oh I remember the sick days of pregnancy. I would do ok as long as I was constantly eating. I kept grapes with me everyday, poppong one in my mouth all the time. My husband worked in a restaurant and the smells there just sent me over te edge. I made him shower every day when he got home.

Good luck with the grapefruit soap.

Becky said...

Congratulations! Do whatever you need to do and enjoy this time.

~Shari said...

Congratulations on the new bebe!!

babblebabe0@yahoo.com

SamD said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy!!! You look wonderful!!! I hope you're feeling better in no time. Small price to pay for such a sweet reward! :) I just love those monkey necklaces...too sweet and so unique. Take care and I hope you have a wonderful week. I'm melting here in Tampa.

Melissa said...

Congrats. Here's a link for recommended help with morning sickness.

http://pregnancy.about.com/od/morningsickness/tp/morningsicknessproducts.htm

Ginger ginger ginger. Also get the the girls to make fresh lemonade Popsicles. Stash the away in the freezer.
http://somewheresplendid.com/2011/05/23/dessert-recipe-lemonade-stand-popsicles/

Christine Gottemoller said...

Congratulations! What exciting news!

Louise said...

I'm a mama with two monkeys. Shameless I know!

Rest up Mama. And congrats.

Beth K said...

What a darling jewelry store! I love it! And congratulations on this new little one! I've been reading this blog since Nella was born and feel so honored that you share your journey with all of us! Blessings!

Kathleen Ayres said...

Oh how I remember those days... I had all day and all night sickness with my 3 and citrus scents helped me as well - I went through bottles and bottles of lemon hand cream handling nausea. I'm glad you've found what works for you!

Angelina said...

Oh, I love the picture of Nella on the bed! I hope the nausea passes soon, and am so excited to follow you along this pregnancy! The necklaces are adorable and I would love them for me and my girlies. Rest easily mama. :-)

Lisa Coleman Boutilier said...

I haven't commented in awhile but I have been reading. So excited for you all! Your home will be even more exciting with three littles underfoot (thankfully you have two big brothers to help!)

And I NEED that necklace lol. My little monkey probably won't keep it on for awhile but it is way too cute to pass on!

vintagevelda said...

so happy for you and your family!

k.chap said...

i squealed when i saw your pic on instagram - congrats! love the matching necklaces, too.

Spencer, Charissa, Garrett & Marin said...

Oh, Kelle. I remember your pain all too well. It wasn't that long ago for me. Same story... incessant nausea, some vomiting (which I learned I didn't despise nearly as much as the nausea), spitting in anything I could reach, whining on what felt like a constant basis. And I am so impressed you find yourself sitting in the shower. I didn't even want to get in the shower... that meant I had to hold my head up. And when people would say "just be happy you are pregnant when so many want it and don't get it" I just wanted to punch them in the face. I WAS happy to be pregnant... I was not happy to feel like I had the worst stomach flu possible for 16 weeks straight. So I try to encourage by reminding you it WILL end and you will return to a quasi-normal state of being. Productivity will return (along with the color in your face.) You are an amazingly inspiring mother, wife, woman. I am excitedly anticipating these next few months for you. Love your closed-mouth smiles... until the bold laughter returns.

@spechagarmar on IG

Katie Vyktoriah Reed said...

I really feel for you. I didn't have ANY morning sickness in my first pregnancy, but I've been sick since day one of this one. I'm assured by every well-meaning friend and family member that this means I'll be having a girl this time. ;)

Heather said...

I remember being very thankful for how sick I was. As a young girl I was told I could not be a mom, so to go on and give birth to three miracles I count the PICC line scare and time spent laying on the cool bathroom floor a privalege. You keep rocking it out, be gental with yourself when the worry monster comes knocking and be prepared for the sweet sweet gift comeing your way. xoxo

Becky said...

Wish I would have known the grapefruit soap trick a few months ago! Sending 2nd trimester energy & love your way! Congrats, Kelle!! Love from Pella, Iowa!

D's Mom said...

Congrats! Exciting time!

Shalini said...

Congratulations! So happy for you.

Marti said...

Congrats on your pregnancy!!! That monkey necklace set! I've always called my daughter "monkey" and she recently said "I'm not a monkey Mom!" So I told her that she was my little monkey and then she called me a big monkey. :)

The Swanson Family said...

So So happy for you. I would love another baby someday but being financially responsible says 2 is enough for now. I would also love to share that necklace set with my little princess. Sending non-nauseaus and happy thoughts your way!

Nicole said...

Congratulations on the new little one, can't wait to share in the experience with you, through your writing of course!

Those necklaces are adorable!

Dianagoddess said...

With my girl I craved lemon meringue pie all the time. For nausea I put ginger in everything, and ate watermelon everyday to control the nausea and get some nutrients. Good luck to you and I hope the nausea subsides soon.

Laureen said...

First off way to go Nella on stacking 10 blocks. Lainey and Nella must be over the moon excited to be big and bigger sisters! I have twin monekys and would love that adorable necklace. I hope your nausea fades soon.

Mark, Wendy, Dale and Rose said...

Oh jeez, do I remember those days... Hang in there! Keep your eye on the prize.

ELP said...

I didn't know, congrats!! I am so excited for you and seriously this baby will be born into the most beautiful, loving family!!

The monkey necklaces are so adorable!!

Desiree said...

I remember morning sickness (all day sickness) I could only smell cupcake candles from Yankee candle. oh the wonders of pregnancy! I love the necklaces! My 9 year old daughter has been on vacation with.family for almost 3 weeks and I miss her terribly.

melissa78 said...

YEAAA!!!! Congradulations!!!

tricia*kushman*anderson said...

CONGRATS! These are indeed amazing days. xo

Diane said...

Oh- I remember those first few weeks of each pregnancy like it was yesterday and it has been 18 years.. funny the things we find soothing.

Congrads and I am looking forward to all the wonder and joy I know I will find in your blog along this new leg of your journey.

I had to eat A-1 steaksauce on mm cookies- makes me want to toss my "cookies" thinking about it, but was a favorite! I also wanted anchovies and fresh squeezed orange juice- haven't touched any of those items in 18 years !!! LOl

Take care of yourself-

Kate said...

Congrats to you all!!!

Beans said...

Mama + 2 would be PERFECT For me and my girls! I am so excited to read about your adventures with your new little one! I hope you start to feel a lot better very soon. So excited for you!

jlwilmer said...

Congrats on adding to the family! I understand what you are going through, I was extremely sick with all five of my pregnancy's!! So very worth it, but hard while going through it! "This to shall pass" consistently went through my head! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!

Brown Eyed Mama said...

Oh delicious lemonade, I am so with you on that. Actually, funnily enough, my midwife with my first pregnancy recommended room temperature lemonade as something to ease my nausea, I always wonder if THAT'S why my body craves it so badly in pregnancy--it's like it remembers!

Andrea said...

Oh man Kelle my youngest just turned 2 and you brought me back to the thick of sickness with her. I felt like such a terrible mom because I couldn't do much for my other two. I felt like a terrible wife because I fell asleep at 7 every night before the night nausea set in. So I know it's hard, and hang in there! Congrats!

Mama V said...

You're a trooper, Kelle! Thank goodness for grapefruit!

My dinosaur lovers and I would ROCK one of those charming necklace sets. Thank you both!

Jessica said...

Hope you start feeling better soon! Just thinking about pregnancy nausea makes me a little queasy.

Andrea Scoma said...

Hey Kelle! You had helped me a few years back with Stella's fairy party. Congrats on the new addition. We are expecting too but due in Nov. I wanted to send you a congrats gift. Either for an ultrasound pic or just a pic of your soon to be 3 babies! This is the frame I was going to send. I'm messaging you via email. Hang in there! :)
https://www.etsy.com/listing/103314597/quote-no-one-else-will-ever-know-the

~Talisa~ said...

Congratulations! So excited for you! Grapefruit soap??? I will have to remember that next go'round for me! Those necklaces are simply adorable!

Shannon said...

Your grapefruit soap reminds me of a night I stupidly decided to make salmon for dinner. My apartment stunk to high heaven and I ended up carrying around a bag of coffee beans held up to my nose. My husband thought it was hilarious. If only he had pregnancy nose!

Hang in there, mama! So incredibly happy for you!

Chris said...

So happy for your family! When I read the big announcement I had to let all my BLOOM buddies know right away! Your blog makes me smile!

Andrea Scoma said...

Oops it didn't copy all the way. Trying again. Here's the link.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/StellabytheSea
It's the frame with the quote-
"No one else will ever know the strength of my love for you, after all your the only ones who know what my heart sounds like from the inside".

Yvonne A. said...

Congrats! Hope you start to feel better soon!

Michelle said...

Congrats!!!!

The Macons said...

Congrats! Adorable girls and necklaces!

Mia said...

Oh, Kelle, Congratulations!!! I've been waiting, ever so impatiently, for the news that you were pregnant again. You're such a wonderful mommy that I've been very hopeful for you.

Maria said...

So excited for you and your growing family!

Brianne Heape said...

I've heard of several nausea remedies, but sniffing soap is a new one for me. Hope the nausea subsides soon & you get to feeling better. Congratulations, again. I couldn't be happier for you & your family.

may God bless you,
Brianne

aHeapeofLove.com/

{Jessica} said...

Still so happy for you guys! Thank you for being real in this post. Recently, my husband and I lost our first pregnancy, and I, like you, know that next time around, I won't be able to have that pure joy that I did the first time. Next time around, I know it will be tainted a bit by fear and anxiety - if I let it. It's nice to know that others feel the same way and struggle through the same things. But get through it with a positive outlook. Wishing you the best in this pregnancy! :)

Seelife3d said...

Who ever came up with the term 'morning sickness' should be kicked in the balls. Im sorry but its not just in the morning, but ALL DAMN DAY.

I feel for you. Hoping the weeks fly by :)

Seelife3d said...

Who ever came up with the term 'morning sickness' should be kicked in the balls. Im sorry but its not just in the morning, but ALL DAMN DAY.

I feel for you. Hoping the weeks fly by :)

michlspi79 said...

Congratulations on your beautiful family growing bigger. :-) I am very much looking forward to your posts through this pregnancy.

Erin said...

So happy for you!!! Your girls are absolutely precious!!

Misty Pratt said...

I spent the first 15 weeks with my head in the toilet :) It's so wonderful that it DOES get better, and pregnancy has become somewhat enjoyable (I say "somewhat," because I still moan and complain about my sore back and heavy belly!) Congrats - what beautiful news.

Davilyn said...

So glad you are feeling better! :) I loved the smell of citrus when I was pregnant,too. Found some kind of lemon ice cream that helped alot but can't remember the name now... :) Take care!

Quiana said...

Hmmmm grapefruit soap - I think I might start sniffing it too although I'm not pregnant! Sounds divine.

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Farmgirl Paints said...

for me it was noxema. i loved the smell and even used it in labor to help calm and comfort me. hope you are through the worst of it sweet thing.

Rice said...

Congratulations! I remember being so grateful that my then- three year old son was so willing to just play cars or read a book while I lay in bed for the first trimester of my second pregnancy. Kids are pretty intuitive - I think they can sense, "Whoa, I need to be good. Mom can't handle much else today."
congrats again and sleep the day away!
July 31, 2012 6:58 AM

Little for a Little While said...

It sure does suck to be sick, but we take it in stride as a sign that things are going well in there. And the soap? That makes me laugh. Whatever it takes, right? Hang in there girlie, you're almost there.

Jennifer said...

First of all congratulations on your new little one. How exciting! Secondly... fun giveaway! Super cute!

Jennifer

The Mom said...

Vicks Vap-o-Rub did it for me; even after all these years (I am a grandmother now), it is still comforting. Sucking on very chilled apple slices also seemed to work well for me and is just a good overall snack to have on hand. Blessings to you as add to your already lovely family. I am sure that this babe will be just as treasured, loved and enjoyed as the other two are!

Jami said...

Congratulations and enjoy this special season of your life (once the nausea wears off)! Your girls will make such sweet mamma-sisters.

Danyelle said...

I'm so glad you were feeling well enough to get out and have a good night. I was sick with all three of my kids and it was exhausting. Congratulations again, I'm so happy for you and your family.

chapelman said...

Congrats! Such exciting news!

Kristin said...

I craved lemonade with both of my pregnancies too! I hope the nausea passes quickly, I can't wait to see a new little Hampton baby! He/She is certain to be beautiful, inside and out.

Jillian22 said...

Glad to hear everything's going well, even if that means you feel a bit icky. Your girls are going to be the perfect mama helpers... I can already tell. Congrats again! I am so happy for you.

Michelle said...

I was that way with red licorice. I needed it desperately and my poor husband couldn't find it anywhere. I can't begin to describe my joy when I opened a care package from my MIL and there was a HUGE tub of red licorice. It was the only thing I ate during that first trimester that brings back good memories. Everything else still has the power to make me gag (17 years later)!

Halie said...

Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you guys. Nella and Lainey are going to be great little mama's to the new lil' monkey!!

lparsons15 said...

I have a disease that has me fighting the nausea quite a bit..some days I live in my pressure point bracelets like people wear for sea sickness, they help..also peppermints! Hope you feel better! Couldn't be happier for your family!

emmiewyatt said...

It's so funny that you AMAZE me every day with your incessant patience with the girls and your incessant energy....only to find out you have MORNING SICKNESS on top of it! You're a pbenom! So very happy for your family and wishing you peace to take away those mommy fears. As a mother of 3 preemies, I know RIGHT where you are at.

Meg said...

Congratulations! Hope you continue to feel better. Can't wait to follow along as your wonderful family grows!!

Casey said...

Congrats! After finishing your book, I just had to look more into your blog and your great story. I am so glad to have found you!

lightkeepersdaughter said...

Just keep on resting! The nausea will be over soon.........I remember that I cherished the "good days" that were interspersed with the "bad" ones - and gave me hope that it wouldn't be long until I'd be feeling human again! Lemonade! I didn't crave it during my pregnancy - but - for the first month after my baby was born - I lived on it!

Love the picture of Nella sitting on your bed.........so sweet - and getting so big!

Take care!...........Rosemary

tricia said...

Awww, I just love this post! I'm so happy for you, mama! I'm loving the crayons in the glass bottle and that sweet little grin on Nella's face. :)

Taylor said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy, so happy for your family! Will you find out what you are having or do you let it be a surprise, do you share the name, or is that a surprise also (I actually think I remember Nella's name being a surprise you hid inside a painted coffee mug). Hope you feel better soon- the old wices tale is nausea is a good sign, it means the pregnancy is progressing as it should, so just think about that- im sick but my baby is growing!

Jenna said...

Congratulations on the little bean and keep on sniffing that soap and drinking lemonade! It too will pass. I - and many others - can't wait to hear about your family's evolution!

Courtney Wirth said...

So happy for you and your family! Glad you've been able to rest and felt well enough to enjoy a night out. Best wishes for a happy and healthy pregnancy and baby!

Laura said...

I am so excited for you, and would love the monkey set :)

Cindy said...

I can't express well enough how excited I am for all of you. So much so that I actually dreamed about you and the girls last night. So, so happy for you.

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