I'm Kristin.  I am a wife, aspiring designer, Christian and for now a SAHM.  My husband and I are parents to three kids- Dylan Archer, Kyler Jude and Noelle Rose. I created this space to document my family's adventures and lessons I've learned along the way.  The Mom Jungle is a modern interpretation of both the family newsletter and scrapbook.  

Pregnancy Update

Pregnancy Update

HOW FAR ALONG: 35 weeks

BABY:  I joke that he should have been on the show Prison Break.  His movements are so wild these days- he's probably plotting his escape!  The baby weighs approximately 5.25 lbs and is 18 inches long (about the size of a honeydew melon).  Braxton Hicks have also been in full swing too!

TOTAL WEIGHT GAIN/ LOSS:  16 lbs.  Morning sickness and a bout of gastroenteritis have made gaining the recommended amount of weight difficult.  However; as I'll explain later, I am on a new medication to help me feel better and hopefully gain some weight.

MATERNITY:  Same.  And to be honest, I wear sweatpants a lot.  Comfort is the name of the game at this point.


OBSESSING OVER:  Decorating the nursery.  [I'm going to wait until the spring to do the nursery reveal.  Since my oldest is still sleeping in the crib, the nursery won't be done until Dylan graduates into a toddler bed and Baby Erb transitions from the bassinet to the crib].  I've begun shopping a bit for the baby which is fun!  It's also a little surreal and overwhelming to know that in a few weeks I'll have two under two.  Wish me luck!

SLEEP:  Most nights I am up until the wee hours of the morning with morning sickness.  For a good six weeks, I've been averaging 4 hours a night.  Yawn

CRAVINGS/ AVERSIONS:  I haven't had cravings, but I absolutely cannot drink hot coffee these days.  I had an iced coffee yesterday and that was heavenly.  Decaf latés are fine too.  Go figure!

MORNING SICKNESS:  It's been horrible until a few days ago when my doctor prescribed me a stronger heartburn medication.  This has been an absolute game changer.  I think acid reflux has been the number one contributor to my nausea, and I've now gone almost two days without getting sick! Woo ho!  

I think this will be my last pregnancy update until I have the baby as I am scheduled for a c-section in 3.5 weeks! 

Thank you so much for your support during this pregnancy! xox

Holiday Gift Guide: Toddlers

Holiday Gift Guide: Toddlers

What's In My Hospital Bag

What's In My Hospital Bag