Emily Tucker


Ramblings of a Mom of 2

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long time no blog, my mind is overwhelmed with hot weather...

Sometimes naptime includes momma... especially with this terrible humid hotness lately. 

Where is fall??

I end up with a lot of pictures like this on my phone. 

She is so funny & I'm beginning to hear "Whats this & Whats that" all day long and strangely I love those little questions. 

She is not liking the weather either and takes it out on me. Oh well lol.

I really like food -

Paul Martin Grill

go there now

He is super sweet 70% of the time and the other 30% he is teething. 

Poor guy has a streaming river out of his mouth, soaked drooly wet onesies for days. 

Plus the saddest tears when I put him down. 

He may be a more needy baby than Hayden was but I don't care cause his smile & dimples wreck me every time . 

My friend


 3rd Annual Mug Swap happened this past week, I have participated every year. I love everything about it, the joy in finding and deciding on a mug and bits for someone else and then knowing one for you can come at any moment. It's a whole lot of fun! My mug came from another Emily, Emily Hope of

Hope Ink

to be exact. I've been loving the mug she customized and of course she sent some of her inspiring artwork along too. Which is happily placed next to my washi tape storage. 

I was assigned to get a mug for


 of Songs Kate Sang, she stated her preferred style was

simply relaxed & romantic

. With that direction I opted for a simple feather mug with gold detail from Target's Threshold line. I threw in one of my handmade crocheted coasters, two summer teas from David's tea & some fun little bits including her name on Dymo tape. Always fun to pack up all the stuff and I'm so glad Kate liked it!

Coming out of the Baby Haze...

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turned 6 weeks old yesterday. It seriously goes by way too fast but there is something special about this boy. I've been trying to savor every moment with him, we are 80% sure he won't be the last Tucker baby but you never know. He is a milk beast... & now weighs 10 lb. He also really likes to spit up and drool on me. Mama's boy might be an understatement. 



will be 2 next week, I might cry. We are keeping it low key this year. Planning for a fun day trip with her cousins next week though. She is funny and frightening all at the same time. Tantrums come and go. Mine is the new word of the week unfortunately.. but the other new thing 12ish smothering kisses in a row is the best. 

- I ordered 6 months of pictures for my project life album, so be on the lookout for pages and bits of my scrapbooking process soon. Time to get cracking on my studio calico project life kits. 

- Reading Bread & Wine still

- Bart strike = lame 

- If you like oatmeal make this => 

Overnight, Slow Cooker, Banana & Coconut Milk Steel-Cut Oatmeal

but if you don't make this =>

Fancy Mac & Cheese instead

31 weeks v.2

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above - 31 weeks

How far along? 31 weeks, 1 day - Only 9 weeks or less left 

Total weight gain/loss: 20 lbs and weighing in at 128, I've gained one more pound than 31 weeks with Hayden but I weighed more in total then. 

Maternity clothes? A little bit of everything, unfortunately lots of yoga pants and leggings

Stretch marks? Possibly a couple tiny ones on my belly

Symptoms: Lovely all-day heartburn & my sleep is messed up some nights due to it plus with a super active baby

Sleep: Not very good most nights

Best moment this week: Dinner out to Cheesecake Factory w/ Hannah & JP - I had the Mac & Cheese burger and it was delicious

Miss Anything? Good sleep & not having circles under my eyes

Movement: Still lots of movement!! Little guy is almost non-stop with kicking or punching

Food cravings: For some reason I've been craving sparkling jello jigglers

Anything making you queasy or sick: Just my heartburn now

Have you started to show yet:  Yes

Baby is a: Boy

Belly Button in or out? Flat

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: No more work outside of the home has majorly relaxed me

Looking forward to: My baby shower in 2 weeks 

What I'm reading: Just Feminine Appeal

20 weeks v.2

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Actually about 19 weeks here

How far along? 

20 weeks, woo hoo half way!

Total weight gain/loss:

 About 6 lbs so far

Maternity clothes?

 I like to wear a mix of both but just had to start wearing my maternity khakis to work.

Stretch marks?

 I think I saw one tiny one and unfortunately I'm not as diligent this pregnancy with moisturizing the belly.


Lots of fatigue and naps. A couple bad bouts of heartburn. 


A little restless most nights... that sounds confusing.

Best moment this week:

Finding out were having a boy! We are so excited & think Hayden will be a great big sister to her little brother. Also to know that all the ultrasound shots looked good. Hayden had a single umbilical artery, so I was worried I might have that again. Thankfully we didn't have any complications with her. Registering for boy clothes has been fun, so many people think boy clothes are boring but I love them. 

Miss Anything?

 Margaritas, not a lush or anything just don't like being told I can't have something. Really starting to miss running but I just feel comfortable doing it now because I'm so extra clumsy while prego.


 Lots!! Little man has always seemed extra squirmy

Food cravings:

 Um everything! I could really use a good burger from The Counter right now and a side of their fried pickle chips and sweet potato fries. Mmmm nom! I really love soft pretzels & pot stickers during each pregnancy so far. 

Anything making you queasy or sick:

 Just my heartburn now

Have you started to show yet:  


Baby is a: 


Belly Button in or out?


Wedding rings on or off?


Happy or Moody most of the time:

Much happier, less stress now since its not holiday time and I'm working a little less

Looking forward to:

Picking out the perfect name for our little guy. It might be a little hard since Hayden is more unique for a girl and we would like their names to sound well together. Finding a Bradley Method birthing class, I really wanted to be all natural with Hayden but wasn't and was still very happy with her birth but 

What I'm reading:

 Not much. However I do find it hilarious that you want to read everything with the first baby. Cannot wait till late night feedings cause I got some serious reading done then. 

xo, Emily

hi we're alive here

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We've done a lot over the past 3 months, which is by far the longest true bloggy break I've ever taken. In a way I needed it but on the other side there was no other choice. My first trimester this 2nd pregnancy has been overwhelming with the mix of work & toddler. It surprised me a lot because 1st pregnancy I had 2 jobs during my first trimester and yes was overwhelmed then too but in such a different way. I was mentally just demolished for a period and trying to figure out my footing in life but after this Christmas season I am back and have gained some useful tools for future periods of depression & anxiety.

I am now 18 weeks & 2 days, which I wouldn't know if I didn't have an app that told me. Its funny the contrast from 1st pregnancy- where every detail is SO important to 2nd pregnancy- in which I'm lucky if I remember my due date. I have the worst case of preggo brain, so if you ask me something involving a date farther than a week from now I will look really concerned and frustrated for a minute and then maybe if you are lucky have the right answer.

Hayden will be 18 months next week and I can't believe it. I have been watching videos from her first year and I was in shock of how much she really has grown and how she really isn't bald anymore. We are gradually incorporating potty training into our routine and Hayden has already peed on her potty once. She sometimes is now picky about foods but mostly on the factor if she can feed it to herself. Her signing and speech is crazy good, she is adding a few new words to her vocabulary every week. In the past month Hayden has been adding in some short sentences as well but I am most proud of her manners, she signs and says her pleases and thank you's very often with little prompting when speaking to Patrick and I and often none when speaking to others. She is quite the ball of energy and scary good at climbing, this makes my job a little harder but by far my favorite part of my day.

-xo emily