Baby Notes: 21 Weeks & It’s a…

I am already so late with this post, I am going to get straight to the point because I know you all are waiting on the gender reveal and nothing much has been going on lately. Baby has opened up a club in my belly. Every night, there’s a party goin’ on at Club Tiny Human. I wish I didn’t have to pee so much, but eh what can you do when you have a baby burrowing and stretching in your crotch? I go through bouts of having sore shins and weak knees (usually as I’m gaining another lb) with occasional foot swelling when standing too long, but other than that everything’s great.

So on July 13th, after at least 20 minutes of trying to examine and photograph the baby (this one does not like to cooperate at.all.), we found out that we are having a…

::: hover over photo to reveal gender, click here if hovering doesn’t work :::

After finding out, we stopped at a quaint candy shop in town and grabbed some gummy bears; 1, because I’ve been craving them, and 2, because I thought it’d make a cute prop for the gender reveal. Excuse the messy nails, I had just done them a few minutes before dumping the gummy bears into my hands. The sun was setting, I was grilling, and Jayden was ready for his bath. Had to be quick!

For those of you who’ve been waiting for the baby registry, here it is. No pressure! πŸ™‚

:: Baby Registry ::

And here are my biweekly silhouette shots. I am going to go ahead and say that I am looking yummy, haha! I could get used this. #feelingmyself

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Sheena Tatum

Hey, I'm Sheena! I married my jr. high sweetheart and together, we raise three tiny humans in NW Indiana. I'm an introverted free-spirit and serial dreamer obsessed with all things tropical and carefree. I love inspiring others to live wholly and find beauty in the mundane. I don't always get it right, but I'll keep trying anyway. :) Email: [email protected]

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  • Cat Davis - Food Family Finds October 11, 2012 at 5:03 PM

    I’m kicking myself for missing this post. That is so creative. Congrats!

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    • Sheena October 11, 2012 at 6:41 PM

      Thanks! So many people are missing everything and I feel like a lame for re-promoting things over and over. *sigh*

      Sidenote… I switched my feed over to FeedBlitz, is it working alright for you?

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  • Leilani August 2, 2012 at 11:19 PM

    Another boy! Congrats! And what a cute way to reveal the gender. Very creative!

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  • Brandy July 27, 2012 at 9:38 PM

    That was such a creative way of telling us the news. And, including the official announcement. I am so excited for you guys. πŸ™‚ I’m sure Jay is so thrilled to be getting a little brother.

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    • Sheena July 27, 2012 at 9:42 PM

      Thanks, Brandy! Every day he wants to kiss Mommy’s tummy!

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  • Stacy July 26, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Congrats! Another boy, another blessing πŸ™‚

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  • Jennae July 26, 2012 at 6:47 AM

    Congratulations! I think it’s awesome that Jay will have a little brother to rough up and show the ropes (eventually…lol). And your reveal? Awesomesauce. You’re so good at coming up with creative ways to announce stuff!

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    • Sheena July 31, 2012 at 11:05 PM

      Thanks, well you know I do try :-).

      My house is gonna be a disaster, lol.

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  • Joyce July 25, 2012 at 9:22 PM


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  • Terin July 25, 2012 at 3:16 PM

    Yay! Congrats! I love the gender reveal photo!! Now I want to analyze your symptoms to see if I can figure out what I’m having. LOL! Another 8 weeks before I can find out.

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  • Lunden July 25, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    This is freaking awesome!

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  • Kathleen July 24, 2012 at 7:15 PM

    Exciting! As much as I really wanted a girl, I must say that it’s nice having two boys. So far mine get along frighteningly well, and I hope they have a brotherly bond throughout their lives. My four brothers sure do, and in fact are closer than I am with them.

    Plus you’re ahead of the game with being prepared with the goods! I barely bought a thing for Jude, which was nice,

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    • Sheena August 4, 2012 at 5:45 PM

      It’ll be exciting to see them play together and do boy things… while tearing up the house, lol.

      My registry is so plain. I figure I’ll stop by the store and pick up some things as needed. He’s def gonna need a coat and hats since we don’t have those in newborn sizes.

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  • Cyn July 24, 2012 at 4:58 PM

    You are an amazing mother already, an amazing addition and love the reveal, but only you. you are great at things like this.


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  • Gina July 24, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    Woohoo!!! Congrats, and love the photos and the gender reveal one too! Great idea!!!

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  • Stesha July 24, 2012 at 12:41 PM

    Awesome. A band of brothers! I’m so excited for you. I can really tell you’re enjoying your pregnancy. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

    Hugs and Mocha,

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  • Sky July 24, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    Congrats! How exciting!!

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    • Sheena July 24, 2012 at 12:44 PM

      Thanks, Sky and thank you for you FB message. I’ve been so swamped I haven’t had a chance to reply to them all!!!

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  • Jenn July 24, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    Congrats! Man, you’re going to be surrounded, lol.

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  • tanyetta July 24, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    Congrats!!!! Boys are so much fun πŸ™‚

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  • Drea July 24, 2012 at 6:30 AM

    Howwww exciting. From someone who has all boys…. I just have to say you will love jayden having a brother so close, πŸ˜‰

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  • Alisa N. July 24, 2012 at 5:54 AM

    Congrats!!! Brothers will be awesome. I’m so glad my girls have each other granted my son won’t have a brother.

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  • Angela July 24, 2012 at 3:57 AM

    Congrats! Little boys are so fun!

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  • Kate @ The Shopping Mama July 24, 2012 at 3:48 AM

    Congratulations! What a cool photo announcement. You’ve got to love photo props that taste as good as they look.

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