Five Month Bump

I am 24 weeks pregnant now, so technically in my sixth month, and just now getting a chance to share my four & five month chalkboards. I know, get with the program right?! So before I share my six month chalkboard, here are these + a little update!

How far along: 24 weeks
Gender: Girl
Weight gain: 15+ lbs.
Maternity clothes: Wearing mostly maternity clothes or comfy sweats around the house. Warm weather means lots of dresses, I am still loving my Andie Pants (pictured below) & grabbed a pair of maternity shorts on sale for summer (and most likely for post-baby belly as well).
Sleep: Still sleeping great.
Best moment this month: Celebrating Harper’s 3rd birthday, and even though it was so bittersweet, it really makes me excited to know we have another brand new baby on the way to start all over again with firsts.
Worst moment this month: Feeling overwhelmed as Brandon traveled a ton these last few weeks. I think kids at any age are going to have their challenges, but sometimes all of those challenges consume both kids & the walls definitely feel like they’re closing in! It is a constant struggle to balance parenting, spending time with Brandon when he is home, working, blogging, cleaning, having fun & anything else that is left, and when I think about adding another baby to the mix? My head spins a little. I think month five is always the freak out month, so hoping it will pass! 
Miss anything: Things are getting a little uncomfortable over here as the belly is getting bigger, making it hard to climb at the playground with the kids, lean into the tub to give baths, etc. and I definitely miss being able to do that all with ease. I could also really go for a margarita, I blame it on the Mexican food cravings & warm weather.
Movement: Lots of kicks, flips & hiccups!
Cravings: Lemonade, strawberries & Mexican food.
Queasy or sick: Feeling good. Second trimester is where it’s at.
Looking forward to: Excited to get started on baby girl’s nursery, painting & putting together some new furniture. And maybe picking a name one of these days? So far, Harper’s suggestion of Snow White is a front runner. πŸ˜‰

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Eve!! XO
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    Sarah Polk
    March 16, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    My husband just started traveling a bunch for work and bedtime is especially exhausting for me. Hang in there!

    Sarah
    http://www.thepolkfolk.blogspot.com

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    Jessica Douglas
    March 16, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Girl we are both due with number 3 within the same week and it's like I could have written this! Month 5 was for sure freak out month for us too! I can't wait for more sweet newborn snuggles!

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    Crumbs and Curls
    March 16, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    The chalkboards look beautiful as always! It's going to be so exciting to have 3 little ones so soon!

    Kristin
    Crumbs & Curls

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    Kiki Mincks
    March 16, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    These are lovely! Thanks for sharing with us and I hope this next month goes smoothly. Enjoy all the Mexican food you can stomach! (;

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    Jamie @ The Jamie's + 1
    March 16, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    You look precious!!!

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    Anonymous
    March 16, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    I love the updates! Doing monthly boards seems to be a much better idea with 2 little ones at home. Also, how cute to add Harper's name suggestion! That'll be fun for #3 to see one day.

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    JJ Jspot101
    March 16, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    awwe! you look great! lol at Snow white!

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    The Rodriguez Crew
    March 16, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Oh, that "it's a girl" chalkboard is beautiful!! Man, I wish I was sleeping better, and mmm those cravings are right on point! When the bottle of Simply Lemonade in my fridge gets low, I start to have a panic attack!

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    Shaunacey Bonneville
    March 16, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    super cute! pregnancy suits you πŸ™‚

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    Whitney @ Work it Mommy
    March 16, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    I'm pretty sure the naming gets harder each time around especially when the genders the same! Poor Baby Girl #2 wasnt named until the beginning of my 9th month, ha! Looking great mama!

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    Chelsea Covington
    March 16, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    You are too cute! Where is the black and flower shirt from?

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    Katie @ The Macarthurs Lately
    March 16, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    I love your 4 Months chalkboard! SO pretty! I would have hated to have to erase that!

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    sherri
    March 16, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Exciting. When I was pregnant with my third I had a number of freak out moments where I thought…aaahhh, what the heck have I done. My mom always says this too shall pass!!! Wouldn't change it, but man some days are REALLY REALLY hard.

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    Amy Scarborough
    March 16, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Have you been to Cans taqueria and Tequila bar in Milton? We went a few times when in Georgia and it was really good! All the food was spicy :))) and If I wasn't pregnant I would have been all over the pineapple infused tequila ! I was drooling lol I love margaritas!!!

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    Natalie Zambreski
    March 16, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    You are just too cute!

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    Valerie Hubac
    March 16, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    You're still looking great, though! Maybe you can compromise with Harper and have Snow White as the middle name? It would be so unique πŸ˜‰

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    Amy
    March 16, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    You're so cute and talented. It makes me sick haha.

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    Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples
    March 16, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Love your bump update! Happy ST Patrick's Eve to you as well.

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    Elizabeth Birenbaum
    March 17, 2015 at 1:22 am

    Your chalkboards are as gorgeous as ever! Looking good mama! Can't wait to see the nursery inspiration.

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    Jessica
    March 17, 2015 at 1:31 am

    Ha, I'm sure she would be totally okay with that! πŸ˜‰

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    Jessica
    March 17, 2015 at 1:32 am

    Thank you.. I think! πŸ˜‰ xo

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    Jessica
    March 17, 2015 at 1:32 am

    Thank you Natalie!!

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    Jessica
    March 17, 2015 at 1:32 am

    I haven't! We have big plans for a new Mexican place on Friday night & I am already dreaming of queso!

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    Jessica
    March 17, 2015 at 1:33 am

    Amen!! πŸ˜‰

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    Jessica
    March 17, 2015 at 1:33 am

    Thank you! I always love the way flowers turn out. And if I don't erase it, Harper will certainly do it the first chance she gets!

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    Jessica
    March 17, 2015 at 1:34 am

    Thanks Chelsea! It is old from Piperlime, the brand is Sabine.

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    Jessica
    March 17, 2015 at 1:34 am

    Yes, I totally agree! And thank you!

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    Jessica
    March 17, 2015 at 1:34 am

    Thanks so much!

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    Jessica
    March 17, 2015 at 1:35 am

    Have you tried the raspberry lemonade mixed with Sprite? It is my cocktail of choice right now! xo

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    Jessica
    March 17, 2015 at 1:35 am

    Thank you!!

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    Jessica
    March 17, 2015 at 1:36 am

    It is definitely not easy to find the time, especially since little hands love to contribute any chance they get! πŸ˜‰

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    Jessica
    March 17, 2015 at 1:36 am

    Thank you!!

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    Jessica
    March 17, 2015 at 1:36 am

    So much queso! πŸ˜‰ And thank you!

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    Jessica
    March 17, 2015 at 1:37 am

    Thank you Kristin!

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    Jessica
    March 17, 2015 at 1:38 am

    Oh crazy! I felt like I was freaking out this time around when I was pregnant with Eloise too. But looking back on newborn photos always helps! πŸ˜‰ Hope you are feeling well! xo

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    Jessica
    March 17, 2015 at 1:38 am

    Amen! Bedtime takes it out of me, and I usually go to bed right after I put them down! πŸ˜‰

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    Jessica
    March 17, 2015 at 1:38 am

    Thanks so much!!

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    Jessica
    March 17, 2015 at 1:38 am

    Thank you!! πŸ™‚

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    Amanda
    March 17, 2015 at 2:08 am

    Your chalkboards are always so pretty! You look so cute in glasses. I just love your blog πŸ™‚ thanks for sharing with us.

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    Lisa Richardson
    March 17, 2015 at 2:08 am

    Ha at Snow White! My youngest son was technically named after Thomas the Train thanks to his big brother wanting to help name him. We compromised and went with Noah Thomas, but he would've been Thomas the train if it were up to big brother!

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    Anonymous
    March 17, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    This is a totally random question, but have any of your girls slept with a white noise machine? If so, what is your experience with them? My 6 week old falls asleep pretty much instantly if we turn on the exhaust fan in the kitchen so I've debated whether or not to use white noise. I'm afraid she'll get addicted to it and have to have it wherever she goes and that she won't be able to sleep on the go. Your feedback is appreciated!
    Amanda

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    Summer Ann
    March 17, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    You look so adorable in those glasses! And you've always been so pretty pregnant. I hope these stresses fade a little for you. I've only got one kiddo so far but I can imagine how stressful being out numbered would feel. Hugs!

    Xoxo,
    Summer Ann
    http://www.simplysummerann.com

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    Grace Parsons
    March 17, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Hi Mrs. Garvin!! This is Grace. Me and my family are in Georgia visiting family for Spring Break. I love hearing about your kids and pregnancy adventures – even though I'm only twelve haha!! Love Grace πŸ™‚

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    Grace Parsons
    March 17, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Hello Mrs. Garvin! This is Grace. I am in Valdosta Georgia with my family this week for Spring Break. I love reading about your girls!! Love Grace πŸ™‚

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    Anonymous
    March 17, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    Look at that perfect little round belly!!! You are the cutest pregnant woman ever <3

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    Meagan
    March 17, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    I can't wait to hear the sweet Name you pick this time. The middle name should be snow! ;)Been following you for years now. #cantstopwontstop

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    Valerie Scott
    March 17, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    Looking beautiful mama, LOVE your chalkboards as usual.

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    Samantha Neilson
    March 17, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Love the name Miss Harper picked out for her little sister πŸ™‚ You are looking gorgeous as usual! Love reading your blog and your daily adventures with your precious family. Hope you are having a wondering St. Patrick's Day!

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    Jenna E
    March 19, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!!

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    Anonymous
    March 19, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    You look stunning! For some reason I think Norah would be perfect for baby #3!

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    Christine {dreamBIGrunner}
    April 6, 2015 at 1:30 am

    Beautiful!! Looking good momma!

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