Mountains and Onions

What's more relaxing than being secluded in the mountains with some good friends, a log cabin with an amazing view, a hot tub (even though I can only put my feet in), and peep s'mores? Nothing comes to my mind at the moment! We've headed to the mountains (a little west of Asheville) with some great friends (the Auyers--who graciously opened their home to us for the first 6 months we were here, the Turners, and the Resslers; not to mention 3 dogs including a great dane!) On the agenda for the next day and a half: chillaxin' and a little hike through the Appalachian mountains!

So onions aren't quite like avocados in my opinion but being a little bigger in size just means Juice Drop is getting bigger and smarter and I'm completely fine with that! So it's ok, Juice Drop, be an onion and grow, baby, grow! 

If the background of the picture looks a little different than usual it's just because we were in the mountains (no big deal ;)

How far along? 17 Weeks
Total weight gain: 4 pounds still (surprised I didn't really gain any weight in the last week)
Maternity clothes? Still just the leggings
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep: sleeping on my side is getting better... progress!! woo hoo!
Best moment this week: relaxing in the mountains with good company 
Miss Anything? being able to fully emerge myself in a hot tub, had to just stick my feet in :(
Movement: I think I've felt some bubbles which I've read is the baby moving :)
Food cravings: wheat and grains
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope
Gender: still don't know! and the next 3 weeks are going to be a killer!
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: get tired easily, loss of breath, cramping in my obliques if I sit for too long (experienced this yesterday during a 4 hour car ride--gets me excited for the 11 hour car ride in August for Lindsey Marler's wedding! I'll be 34 weeks!)
Belly Button in or out? half way in, half way out!
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: happy until I get hungry or tired lol
Looking forward to: our 3rd appointment tomorrow!! Can't wait to hear the beautiful sound of Juice Drop's heartbeat <3

Maya, Maggie, and Echo sitting so nicely 
Travis is a little jealous of the guy fly fishing 

We were following the Deep Creek Trail

Taking a hike to Juney Whonk Falls (what a name!)
And here it is: Juney Whonk Falls

Enjoy the rest of your week! 


  1. I just saw you had a blog on facebook and thought I would stop in and say hi! I'm a little obsessed with blogging! Congrats on the baby and your wonderful job. Sounds perfect for you! :)

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Allison and thanks for the sweet comments! I hope you're doing well :)