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23 Weeks

In Pregnancy, Uncategorized by Madison Mayberry8 Comments

How far along are you? 23 weeks 2 days Cravings? Still no real cravings. I continue to prefer salty over sweet and have found that a few items I never ate in the past have made their way into my diet. Take, for example, the fact that I had my first hot dog (a very expensive organic, nitrate-free, grass fed hot dog, that is) in YEARS and it tasted amazing. I’ve continued to love juice like orange juice and grapefruit juice and fruit … Read More

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Splurge v. Save: Maternity Fashion

In Pregnancy, Uncategorized by Madison Mayberry5 Comments

When I was first pregnant, I spent a lot of time trying to figure out how I was going to maintain my personal style while dressing the ever-expanding bump. I soon found that there were a few high-end maternity brands, like Hatch Collection, that matched my personal style quite well. However, the price-tag for said brands was a little hard to swallow. After saving my money, I splurged on buying a Hatch Collection dress, the Afternoon Dress pictured below. I … Read More

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Grace in Our Weakness

In Pregnancy, Uncategorized by Madison Mayberry16 Comments

For a while I got into a really good rhythm of writing authentically, saying what I was really thinking and feeling and processing. And then, a handful a months ago, I fell out of that rhythm for one reason or another. It’s not that I’m intentionally keeping anything from this site or not saying what I mean to say, but the truth is that this pregnancy has been all-consuming. The rocky beginning that shook us to the core, the desperate … Read More

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21 Weeks

In Pregnancy, Uncategorized by Madison Mayberry4 Comments

How far along are you? 21 weeks 1 day Cravings? Orange juice, milk and pizza. Although I can’t say any of my cravings have been super strong except the orange juice, which is strange since I never drank or craved orange juice or milk before this pregnancy. Now I drink both every day! Pizza, on the other hand, I’m trying to limit to once a week!Weight Gain: I don’t have another doctor’s appointment until next week, so I have no idea!  Perhaps 15 pounds?Fears: This is … Read More

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20 Weeks

In Pregnancy, Uncategorized by Madison Mayberry10 Comments

How far along are you? 20 weeks 1 day Cravings? Lately food has really sounded unappealing to me and my appetite seems to either be raging or completely non-existent. It’s strange to fluctuate between the two! Pizza always sounds good, but I’ve been limiting my pizza consumption to once a week and opting for veggies, fruit, whole grains, protein and dairy instead. I’m pretty thankful not to have many cravings, since it means I can eat like my usual self. Sweet still sound … Read More

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19 Weeks

In Pregnancy, Uncategorized by Madison Mayberry10 Comments

How far along are you?  19 weeks 1 day Generally Feeling: I’m continuing to battle headaches quite regularly, but other than that I’ve been feeling really good. I still find that I’m tired at the end of the day more easily than before I was pregnant, but nothing too extreme. Showing? Yes! I’m convinced I’m not going to ever get a huge pregnancy belly because I’m on the taller side, but perhaps I’ll be laughing about this when I’m 35 weeks along and huge?! … Read More

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18 Weeks

In Pregnancy, Uncategorized by Madison Mayberry5 Comments

How far along are you?  18 weeks 2 days Generally Feeling: Overall I’ve been feeling really good this week. The nausea is (finally) starting to subside about 95% of the time and it’s only when I wait too long to eat that I really start to feel sick. I’ve been drinking a lot more water which has been keeping the headaches at bay and my energy is really fantastic.  At 17 weeks I started running again, which felt amazing, but a few … Read More

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17 Weeks

In Pregnancy, Uncategorized by Madison Mayberry26 Comments

How far along are you?  17 weeks 1 day Generally Feeling: This is the first week that I can say I’m truly starting to feel better. Mornings continue to be hard, since nothing really sounds good, but for the most part the nausea is getting more manageable. I’ve been battling bad headaches in the past couple weeks, but I’m finding that it’s almost 100% related to how much water I’ve been drinking. If I up my water intake they go away, so I’m … Read More

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Second Trimester: Maternity Fashion and Body Image

In Pregnancy, Uncategorized by Madison Mayberry24 Comments

The first evidence of a growing bump! (above) Hello again! I feel like it’s been forever since I checked in with you all. California wine country was absolutely wonderful and I plan to put a full travel post together soon, but travel posts always take me such a long time. In the meantime, let’s sit down and have some good old fashioned girl talk about babies, body image and maternity fashion, shall we? I’ve always been so excited to be pregnant … Read More

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Choosing Not to Fear (11 Week Update!)

In Infertility and Miscarriage, Pregnancy by Madison Mayberry23 Comments

*First note of business: I’m terribly sorry for the lack of recipe posts lately. Just when I thought I was starting to feel better, I got hit with another round of morning sickness that has prevented me from making almost anything worth blogging about in the kitchen. I’ve been on a steady diet of sandwiches, smoothies and cereal, but I’m looking forward to *hopefully* feeling better soon so I can start cooking with more regularity!  We are, with this little … Read More

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Today I’m Thankful

In Infertility and Miscarriage, Pregnancy by Madison Mayberry15 Comments

This week we went for a follow-up appointment at my OBGYN office for, you guessed it, yet another ultrasound. I’m thankful for so many opportunities to see our little one, but I’ll admit that the ultrasounds make me nervous and jittery and filled with all kinds of anxiety leading up to the appointment. We were blessed, and maybe still a little surprised, to see another image of a healthy little baby, who is starting to look more and more like … Read More

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Let’s Talk About Miscarriage (Round 3)

In Infertility and Miscarriage, Pregnancy, Uncategorized by Madison Mayberry57 Comments

I’m posting a picture of me with my cute puppy because, hey, It’s more uplifting than a picture of my hospital bracelet. 🙂 Those of you who follow me on Instagram have probably already seen my update that it appears I am miscarrying yet another baby. This time, I was tempted to keep our sad news close and quiet, but I’ve been so blessed to share this journey with you all, and it seems wrong to stop sharing now. If … Read More