31 Weeks with Baby 2

xo, bethany roseI wanted a cool nick name for this baby. With Emmett he was called “Baby E.” Even though we did not know he was a boy, both of our names (boy and girl) started with an E, so it just worked. This time that has not happened. In fact, it was not until last month that we finally came up with a boy’s name.

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So yes, we do have names picked out, but I won’t say they are set 100%, but I think they are!?

Settling into our new home has not happened as quickly as I would like. Jake is in the middle of transitioning jobs which is taking up extra time and I don’t have a ton of motivation. If I do, I get tired faster than normal. Don’t get me wrong, we have a lot unpacked and are living quite comfortably! There are just still boxes in the office, curtains not up and things I am not sure where to find >.< I am just so thankful we moved when we did and were able to find a house over the winter. I can’t imagine moving closer to my due date!!

This pregnancy is definitely different and better than mine with Emmett. During my pregnancy with Emmett, I thought it was good (and by all definitions it was) but this one is just plain easier. Between exercising, eating better, less weight gain, better sleep and more months in the warm weather, I can see a difference. However, I also cannot wait for June to hurry on up 😀

We have not done a ton of prep for this baby yet. The baby does have his/her own dresser thanks to a FSOT page (free IKEA one too!), new wraps and swaddles…..and that might be it! There are a couple more items we need and want, so we’ll see what happens. We saved everything after Emmett though knowing we planned to have more children.

Here is my bump-date! I feel like I look so big in this picture and I am totally going to blame the shirt!!! :-p

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xo, bethany rose

Emmett is 2!

Happy Birthday to my sweet, funny, smiling two year old! Oh, how you are loved by everyone who comes in contact with you. You bring joy to our family and this world and I thank God that you are in our family.

Love, Your Mama

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We have a t.w.o. year old.  I think this is such a fun age despite the in and out of the terrible twos. They started about a month or so ago and Jake and I were pretty determined to nip his little attitude in the bud before we were all losing our minds. By no means am I saying we are through it, but it has eased up a bit.

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Emmett’s two year molars came promptly on time (and early) as has been the typical pattern with teeth for him. Two were found in Hawaii last month and the other two came in this month. It was the first time his teeth were accompanied by a fever. Thankfully it went away quickly.

Emmett is quite the social butterfly. We “lose” track of him every Sunday morning as he mingles church better than we do. He loves to play with his little friends, his dog and being outside.  He is all boy and is constantly bumping into things. He is mesmerized by the garbage truck and can often be found playing with his blocks.

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He loves to “clean” and “help” though. Vacuuming with the dust buster and feeding the dog are two of his favorites. For his birthday he got his very own vacuum.

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Emmett loves to make people laugh and can easily be distracted by the attention of other people. He likes to say “yeah” to pretty much anything you ask him, but adds in different tones and inflections.

We love you buddy!!!

xo, bethany rose

Pancake Recipe (gluten, dairy and egg free)

OK, before you dismiss this recipe because you think it is lacking everything a pancake needs, let me state two things.

one. This recipe is delicious and easy! My husband and I only substitute various ingredients so our son can eat it too. We find it makes us healthier in general but we can also indulge in the regular pancake if we choose to. However, we think these pancakes are the bomb and feel a little better indulging in something like this.

two. With that said, of course these pancakes taste a little different. But they are still good!

We used this recipe from Food Hero and modified it to fit our needs.  You can visit the link for the full recipe, but our modified version includes the following ingredients with our changes in bold:

1 1⁄4 cups

 1-1 ratio gluten-free flour (We used Bob’s Red Mill)

1 Tablespoon

 baking powder

2 Tablespoon

 sugar (I like mine a little sweeter!)

1⁄4 teaspoon

 salt

1 cup

 almond milk 

2 Tablespoons

 coconut oil (Just make sure you melt it first if it is hardened) 

2 Tablespoons

 water

I would recommend doubling the recipe. We double it for ourselves because my husband is quite the hearty eater and Emmett is eating this with us. Oh, and that eating for two while you are pregnant is currently sort of happening with me 😀

Let me know what you guys think!

And Happy Monday!

xo, bethany rose