{oh hey, friday | my 25 week bikini bod... and how I "keep" it up}

1 | 25 weeks
I am 25 weeks pregnant today.
Nothing new or exciting to report on the pregnancy front other than the fact the party has started.
Little man is dancing up a storm in there.
Oh, and in case you wanted me to do the math for you… I have 15 more weeks to go, which seems like a crap-ton.

2 | group texts for the win - avert your eyes
Of course I didn't take any nice pregnancy pictures to document my 25 week milestone.
Well… I guess that's not entirely true.
But, this will certainly need a little prefacing. 

Are any of you big on the group texting?
I sure am.
I have one ongoing group text between me and my roomies from college. 
We talk about pretty much everything, have excellent usage of emoticons, and it's all hilarious.

Recently we were discussing Josh Murray's (where are my Bachelor/ette fans at!?) new girlfriend.
She is of course some gorgeous blonde who likes to post lots and lots of pictures of herself.
Naturally, this made us want to copy her.
The plan was for all of us to give our best impression of her.
Here is mine:
As you can see, we are practically twins.
I am only slightly more pale than her.
I mean… check out that form! :)

And now, I think this is where I should apologize to you all for showing off that bare baby belly.
So sorry.

3 | keeping up the bikini bod
You guys… I have really been trying to eat good and get my 10,000+ steps in a day.
And THEN this happens:
That dear precious farmer of mine brings home a box of freaking donuts.
Bless him.
BUT doesn't he know that I'm trying to keep up with Josh Murray's new gf? :)
Needless to say I had to log some extra steps yesterday.

4 | dance party
Would you like a little sneak peek into my daily life?
Here is a fun little video for you, in which I don't sing well, and that is obviously taken by a super steady hand and won't make you motion sick at all:

5 | garden
To say that my garden was a failure this year would be an incredible understatement.
However… my farmer did clean out his planter in our garden after planting some organic sweet corn for a neighbor.
It resulted in 24 rows, was mostly irrigated as a result of being directly next to a sugar beet field, and has a tremendous amount of weeds around it… which makes it extra organic right?
BUT. We have corn. And lots of it.
The boys love to pick, shuck, and eat it.
So, that's been fun.
Especially since Beckam is still not 100% potty trained. Eww.

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{poop jokes + flannel + faux hawks… this is my life}

Things have gotten crazy up in here!
Can we say "meetings"!
School board, church, farm.
Throw in two children, a husband, and a yard and house to keep up and I've been a little busy.
But since I'm pretty sure that approximately none of you want to hear any more about that, I won't.

Since yesterday was the first day of September I decided that we were extremely past due for a quick 15 minute impromptu photo session of the boys.
Throw on some flannel and a faux hawk and head to the dessert - bam! Photo ready-ish.

Here are my precious little guys.
OH, and by the way, every one of those smiles you see are thanks to poop jokes.
It works every time.

Happy September everyone!



{oh hey, friday | 24 weeks, ad sale + karaoke}

I'm not mad at you.
Thanks for coming so quickly again.

Let's just hop right in on what's been going down on the farm, shall we?

1 | stats
how far along | 24 weeks, feels like 30.

size of baby | baby is about a foot long - or about the size of an ear of corn… supposedly.

weight gain | well, I'm up 13 pounds total. Ugh. What the heck is happening? I swear that four of those pounds are strictly in the bra area though. I was hoping to keep this pregnancy at 20 pounds, but things aren't looking good. Even with exercising and eating decent my body is like "nah - pack it on!"

gender | BOY 3.0. Did I ever tell you guys that my doctor did a little ultrasound at 16 weeks? The baby was in a terrible position to find gender, but he could have sworn that he saw three distinct lines… which is girl. Which made me extra shocked after my 20 week ultrasound and getting the news that it was a boy. 

feeling | pretty good… pretty large. This past week I hit the "it's uncomfortable to do a lot of normal things" stage. So, the next 16 weeks are going to be LONG and super fun with 2 very active little boys.

craving | anything that is terrible for me - I have been being strong however and doing smoothies in the mornings and lots of salads for meals. Can we all say lame. Totally lame. 

sleeping | that farmer of mine, he is a gem. He bought me a pregnancy pillow this week because I was too cheap to do it. After only a couple of nights with that sweet sweet snoogle, I am in love and sleeping much better.

movement | Little guy took a rest day this week with very little movement. He is usually pretty active, so I was always waiting for a kick. I've read that babies are the most active between 24-28 weeks, so maybe he was just resting up for a big month long dance party. 

2 | drs. appt
My appointment went great.
I am measuring like 3 weeks ahead of schedule though.
He didn't seem too concerned since apparently baby is very high and the measurement may not be totally accurate.
Let's just hope that's the case and I'm not going to have to birth out 10 pounds of human.

I'll also have you know that my OB took a look at my archeologist findings, and he thinks... dinosaur bones! 
Who am I to argue with my OB?
I will be contacting someone soon to take a look, but just so you all know, I found dinosaur bones on our property.

3 | nursery 
I rearranged all of the furniture this week, so it is sitting how I want it for when baby arrives.
Super early I know, but I am more agile now than I will be next week, or next month.
Beckam told me it looked "beautiful" so it's a total win.
Our next big venture is to make a loft bed for Brody, so he and Beckam can share his room.
Lord, help us all when that day comes. 

4 | ad sale
If there is anything that this little babe in my belly likes, it's an ad sale.
Or maybe that's just me.
SO, with that being said, let's throw out a big one. 
How does 50% off medium spaces sound?
I need some extra gals to hop on board for our group giveaway coming up.
You can click HERE to head to my advertise page and enter code MEDIUM.

 5 | karaoke-ish concert
This last weekend my little guys put on a concert for us.
As you can see, they are excellent singers. 
And dancers.
And underwear models.
And with that, have a great weekend.
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{so, maybe i'm an archeologist…}

Or just a total nerd.
Let me explain.

I've been going for daily walks with my littlest guys.
This usually consists of me pushing an empty stroller while they run, play and explore.
I do however force them to stay put if I want to get any sort of decent exercise. 

Anyways, as we were taking our sweet sweet time the other day I glanced over and saw this:
This is about 15 inches long to give you a little perspective.
 And on the inside...
Is this a little suspicious looking or what!?
Like… what would be your first gut guess as to what it is?
I'm no scientist or expert here, but it looks like a super old petrified bone to me.
And the size? 
Pretty massive.

Naturally I was super fascinated and spent the remainder of our walk, and every walk since, looking for more.
Here is what I have found:
 They are all the same material, whatever it is.
Can someone smarter than me please tell me what I have found!?
And can you please tell me that I will somehow become a millionaire because of these finds?

PS. If you tell me they are weird looking rocks I will hate you for life. Ha.



{nursery art}

You may have realized that I am fully onboard the "make the nursery adorable" train.
If you didn't catch my inspiration last week, you can see it HERE.

Something that this nursery plan was desperately missing was an adorable black and white print to add to it's monochromatic theme.

Ashley from Mama Designed to the rescue.
She made this adorable print, and I couldn't be more in love with it:
Put it in a black frame, hang it over the crib, BAM!

Lucky for you, this print can be yours too. 
Buy it, download it, print it, voila!

Don't have a little man? No biggie…
head to her etsy shop and see the other adorable graphic prints that she has made.

She is offering a 50% discount code until the 31st using code farmerswife also.
That means that print above will cost you a grand total of TWO dollars. 
Now, I'm not a financial guru, but I know that is a steal of a deal.
So, hop on it.

Go and visit Ashely and show her some love:

My goal this week now is to assemble that dresser finally, so this nursery can start taking some shape.
Wish me luck.



{oh hey, friday | 23 weeks pregnant + a cameo of my farmer}

I've been spending a majority of my days playing referee between my little guys.
Why, oh why, must they fight so much?
And then, literally, one minute later they love each other and won't do something unless the other joins.
This brotherhood thing is weird.
And now, it's Friday.
And I'm excited. 

Let's just hop right into what's new around here:

1 | 23 weeks
I'm 23 weeks pregnant.
And already feeling large. I know that is is really going to get increasingly worse too.
I also finally got some pictures taken on a real camera instead of my phone.
Thank the Lord I have this stud around to test lighting on and strike a pose.
Isn't he a natural?

2 | purchases 
I'll spare you with the preggo stats this week and instead tell you about the dollar bills I've been spending.
Did you catch my nursery inspiration post on Monday?
Here are the deets:
The crib and glider I already own.
I did just purchased the dresser and leather pulls however.
Everything is currently still in boxes.
I'm waiting until my farmer has a couple of extra hours to spare so he can help me.
Last time I tried assembling a piece of furniture on my own I put a hole through the top.
No bueno.

3 | sleep
The struggle.
I am officially getting terrible terrible sleep.
Sleeping on your side is balls.
My hips hurt real bad.
And so does my back.
Could I complain any more?
The answer is yes. But I won't.
I debate buying a pregnancy pillow daily.
But honestly don't know if it is worth it.

4 | movement
The boys have been feeling the baby move a lot lately.
They get so excited every time their hand gets kicked.
 It's pretty much the cutest thing ever.

5 | cravings
I need to get my shiz together.
After being on "vacation" for about a week my eating habits have taken a plunge.
I refuse to buy any sweets because I will eat them all. Seriously.
I can't be trusted.
And since I don't buy sweets, I am them forced to make them.
Wednesday the boys and I whipped up some homemade ice-cream.
2 cups cream
i can {14oz} of sweetened condensed milk
splash of vanilla

In other words, it's super healthy.

We just mixed the ingredients up and poured it into the ice cream maker. 
Thirty minutes later we had this super delicious ice cream.
I have my doctors appointment next week, which means weigh-in… time will tell how much these decisions are affecting me. :)

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