Lindsay Sledge

a blog about life with Micah, Denver, Everett, and Presley the dog

Month: February 2016

14 Week Survey

Here’s my first of many weekly surveys. I’m technically 15-and-a-half weeks now, but it took me a few extra days to get the blog up and running after I originally wrote the post. I may not complete a survey every week, but I’ll try to complete one each week with significant change. 14 weeks marks the start of my second trimester and is consequently a great week to start.

  • How far along are you? 14 weeks
  • What size is baby? 3 inches, roughly the size of a lemon
  • Gender prediction? We will hopefully find out the gender at 21 weeks. I’ve had dreams about a boy, but when I pray I tend to say “she.”
  • Planning a natural or medicated birth? Natural
  • How much weight have you gained? 4 pounds
  • Food cravings: French fries from Chick-fil-A and strawberry smoothies
  • Maternity clothes? I purchased a Bellaband around 12 weeks since I couldn’t button my jeans. It’s been a life saver at work. My Dad also bought me some shirts and a cute maxi skirt that I am looking forward to wearing in a few weeks. My husband finally told me that it’s time for maternity jeans, so H&M here I come.
  • Exercise routine? I need to get back into a routine. I hibernate in the winter.
  • Sleep Habits? I slept incredibly well for the first 11 weeks since I was nauseated during the day, and my mouth tasted like metal. I slept terribly from weeks 11-13. Sleep seems to have gotten better again recently. Thank goodness! I do tend to fall asleep on the couch around 8:30 each night. Micah takes Presley out and turns down the bed which is thoughtful.
  • Best moment of the week? Announcing the pregnancy on Facebook
  • Biggest discomfort of the week? Nose bleeds! I finally bought a humidifier, and that has helped immensely.
  • Weekly wisdom? Worry less about baby’s health because baby is in God’s hands

Also, here are a few pics from the first trimester. The bump is still little, but it’s definitely growing!

BabyBump_4_weeks BabyBump_9_weeks BabyBump_14_weeks

In my next post, I plan to write about the different pregnancy announcements to my husband, our family, and friends. Stay tuned!

With love,

Lindsay

The Start of Something New

I’ve debated starting a blog to chronicle my life, more so now that my husband and I are expecting our first child to arrive this August. I’ve enjoyed reading my friends’ blogs over the years, particularly those who have journaled about their pregnancies and early stages of parenthood. I also know that to some, starting a blog as a Southern, Christian mama is a bit of a cliché.

I’ve decided that I’m ok with cliché’s. I want to document this time in my life, I want to share sweet pictures and memories with my family who live in different states, and I want Baby Sledge to have something to look back on one day when it’s hard to imagine his or her mama as a twenty-something starting an exciting new adventure in life. I hope you’ll read if you’re interested, laugh when life is silly, pray when life is serious, and overlook the moments of weakness when I may not say the right thing or our lifestyle decisions may diverge. It’s my hope that this blog will encourage me to diligently look for the sweet blessings each week, and hopefully the words will encourage you along the way.

A little about me:

I am 28 years old and proud of it. When I turned 26 and 27, I was panicked that 30 seemed right around the corner. I’ve since been told that people tend to mellow with age, so I say bring on the next decade. I could use some mellowing.

I am the wife of an amazing husband, Micah. He’s a very creative artist and UI/UX designer, quite the funny guy once you get to know him, and the calm half of our marriage. He packs my lunches, carpools with me each day even though my DJ skills often lead us to The Bangles, and brings me chocolate when he picks me up after work. He is a godly man, and I am thankful that he chose me to be his wife. What a lovely blessing from above.

I am a Christian and attend a rather artistic church in Nashville full of loving, forgiving people, with hearts for service. If you’d ever like to join me for fellowship, please let me know. I would love to bring a new friend to church or home group or a potluck or wherever you feel comfortable plugging in.

I am a dog mama to an energetic Australian Shepherd mix named Presley. Yes, the rescue shelter who took care of him for six months named him after Elvis. It’s a great name for the cute, freckled pup. His full name, after three-and-a-half years of life with the Sledges, is Presley Jermaine Defiance Sledge.

I love football but seem to only cheer for teams that can’t get their acts together (no shout outs here).

Finally, I love fiction books, chunky monkey ice-cream, sweet tea, and warm weather.

In my next post, I plan to start the first of many pregnancy surveys. Thanks for reading!

With love,

Lindsay

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