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Here’s an update on the baby bump. I am now almost 22 weeks and baby is the size of a banana (1 lb!). I’m past the half way point and my bump feels more like a barrel, especially after last nights enchilada :-O. Yesterday we found out the gender of our little one. Read on if you’re curious :)… (aren’t I cruel to make you wait? Ah ha ha ha ha – that’s my best cruel cackle).
My hubs snapped these pictures of me in the backyard last week . I’m starting to gain weight fast. Maybe it’s all the ice cream, pudding, chocolate truffles, and candy? Nah!! What a ridiculous thought – the baby needs those! I take comfort in that I buy 1/2 fat ice cream so I can eat twice as much without feeling guilty. Smart, eh?
Now on to the big gender reveal. It’s a… well, I’ll make you guess. A ha hah ha ha (oh goodness, not more cackles?!, sorry).
Here’s a sweet little profile.
And sweet little feet. I just want to kiss those toes (minus the amniotic fluid of course).
And since I didn’t give you much to go off of. I’m just-a-gonna tell you. Fine. Fine. It’s a GIRL! So many of you guessed it would be a girl!
Now we need to come up with a classic name for our little lady. Decisions, decisions. I mentioned a name to my son and he replied with “No!” I asked him what he wanted to call the baby and he said, “Mario.” I then explained that we can’t call her Mario since she’s a girl and he says, “ok, Princess Mario.” Oh brother.
I hope you are having an awesome week! P.S. Thank you for showering me with sweet compliments and love on Instagram and Facebook where I’ve been sharing more of my prego pictures. You all are such a blessing to me :).
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Congrats! This is so wonderful!Those tiny feet are so adorable!!! God bless you and your baby girl!
Thanks so much Masha :). I’m so excited! 🙂
Awww…..baby is so cute! Congrats! God Bless you and the child!
Thank you Diana 🙂
What a blessing! Congratulations!
Thank you dear 🙂
Hi, What is your daughter’s middle name? Diana is cute!
you look great and congrats on you new baby girl and your little man very cute and grown up thanks for sharing all the great stuff you make i was hooked on the cherry soup lol have a great day
Thank you so much and next time you make the cherry soup, you should consider inviting me over. I love the stuff! 🙂
Congratulations! My husband and I have 2 beautiful daughters aged 5 and 3, they are delightful! Perhaps to help your son’s suggestion you could call her Maria! 🙂
That’s so nice that they are pretty close in age. What a blessing! Thank you 🙂
Yay! Congratulations! That’s so exciting!! 🙂
P.S. How cute is your bump! 😉
Awww thanks so much Vika. Yes, we are so so excited. 🙂
Sooo exciting! I was hoping for a girl for you. Congratulations!
Awww thanks Veronica 🙂 We are so excited too 🙂
congrats! Girls are amazing!
You are kind and beautiful and I know your daughter will be the same.
Awww thanks Liz 🙂 You’re so sweet 🙂
Congrats that it is a little girl Natasha! God bless your family!
Thanks girl! God bless you too 🙂
Natasha! Congrats on your baby girl! I really hope you can still update your blog daily since my husbands dinner depends on it:)))
The pressure is on! 🙂 I will do my very best. 😉
Oh how fun that you found out! Congrats, it’s definitely great to have one of each. 🙂 They are so different and I love that I can connect with my boy and my girl on different levels!
I am so excited to see the differences between the two. Just 18 weeks left! 🙂
Congratulations Natasha!!! I am so happy for you. I wish you lots of blessng to you with pregnancy
Thank you so much Nina! 🙂
Congratulations Natasha! You look great. Sending our best wishes and blessings your way.
Thank you so much Vera 🙂
Congratulations! That is absolutely wonderful news and so exciting to find out the gender. You look great and the pictures are beautiful.
Olga, thank you so much :). We were so elated when we found out it was a girl, but we would have been equally as elated with a boy. It’s just all around wonderful 🙂 I imagine our children will be pals somehow, someway.
Awe how sweet! Girls are a lot of fun:) I have a daughter after 2 boys & then another boys after my daughter. Even though she’s growing up with brothers she still has a girly side. But deff can keep up with the boys. My sister also enjoys her a lot since she has 3 boys… May God Bless you and your family abundantly. May He help you with the rest of your pregnancy, labor & delivery. Oh & recovery;) You are looking great btw! Thank you for all you do Natasha! Congrats!
Thank you so much for your sweet comment. 🙂 I sure appreciate it. It will be so sweet to see her look up to her big brother 🙂
Congratulations Natasha and Vadim!!!! I told you that you will have a girl! God’s blessing for your family and good luck with the rest of the pregnancy time! 🙂
Thank you Valya! You were right! 🙂
Congratulations, Natasha!!! Those are fantastic news! I had a feeling with those sweet cravings that it must be a girl 😀 you’ll have so much fun dressing her up. And since I have a daughter named Natasha, you can name yours Julia if you want 😉 haha, just kidding of course! Names are so exciting to choose!
Ha ha, thanks Julia! 🙂 That is a very pretty name though! 🙂
Congratulations to you and your family from ours! May God bless you through this pregnancy and delivery and may your little princess be healthy and happy 🙂
Aww thank you Olga. I already think of her as a princess and she’s still in the belly :). It’s amazing how you start to bond even more when you find out the gender 🙂
Congrats Natasha I’m so happy for you!!! Love reading all your blog posts and you are so beautiful 🙂 I miss the baby bump some days so good luck with the rest of the pregnancy and may God bless you with you healthy and well delivery of your baby girl! 🙂
Thank you so much Ira! I’m so glad you are enjoying the blog and thank you for the blessings. You are awesome! 🙂
Congrats! That is super exciting for your little guy to have a baby sister!
He sure is excited. He talks about her all the time 🙂 Thanks Katya!
Congratulations!! You are such a cute preggo! Doesn’t look like you gained any weight at all, just a belly!:) thank you for sharing the news with all of us, and thank you for all the recipes you share with us! God bless your growing family!
Awww thanks Luda, you’re so sweet! 🙂
Congrats Natasha! May God bless your family! And God bless the little one on the way! Wow I was thinking it would be a girl :))) many blessings!!
Thank you Alina 🙂 The majority of people thought it would be a girl! That’s very cool. I’m so thankful and excited! 🙂
Aww.. Natasha the pic of your baby’s feet is so darn cute!!! I wish u could see the huge idiotic smile on my face right now! 😀 During my Radiology rotation in med school, after these scans we were given the task of taking stills of the screen for the mothers. And it never occurred to me to focus the probe on feet and click that! Im having a mini-regret attack. Lol :p
Anyway, congratulations! I’m in awe of you to see u handle pregnancy, home, a job and a 5 year old..and still managing to find time to update ur blog ! God bless you and your family. Love 🙂
Aren’t they sweet? I don’t think I got that view with my son. 🙂 I actually just blog full time and stopped working part time as a nurse; I got to a point where I just couldn’t do both. The blog took over and it’s been a very exciting ride for the past few months 🙂
Congrats Natasha:) im really happy for your family. I have 2 girls and they are 1 year and 2 months apart. Alina is 2 years old and 9 months and Emily is 1 year and 7 months. Its not easy when they are that close but it’s soooo much joy and fun. Im so used to girls but I would get used to a boy too. We want to soon start trying for baby #3 so well see on the gender. My both girls were preemies but they had no problems thanks to God.
Wow you sure have your hands full having them 1 year and 2 months apart! Way to go mama! 🙂 That is quite an accomplishment. I always thought I wanted my kids to be close in age, but it didn’t work out that way. Good thing my son has lots of cousins nearby 🙂
Ooooo congrats!!!! A daughter is what every mother should experience in life:))) I’m so happy for you!!!
Thank you so much Diana 🙂
Hmmm, here are some classic name ideas: Genovieve, Elize, Meriam, Abigail, Elizabeth 🙂
Thanks so much for sharing those! All beautiful 🙂
Natasha darling.. you are looking fabulous!!! loved your witty way of revealing the gender. Definitely made me giggle couple of times. Congrats again on your little princess!!! can’t wait to meet mini you. Wishing you Gods blessing on the rest of the pregnancy. sending you hugs and kisses.
Aww thanks so much girl. My mom says she will look like me and she guessed it would be a girl. She also guessed that Alla’s would be a boy! 🙂 We’re so very excited!!
So fun! You will enjoy the differences between your boy and girl 🙂 Also, my son really wanted to name our last baby Mario as well lol
It’s kind of funny my niece kept wanting to name her baby brother Mario. It must be a very popular name in their world. lol.
Princess Mario… I love it! I’m 26 weeks pregnant with my third, and it’s a girl too! We don’t have a name picked out, but my son suggests “New Baby.” Kids have the best ideas! Congratulations to you! Your photos are beautiful! 🙂
Kids are so funny. Congratulations to you Kristine!! #3; wow that is so exciting! We haven’t picked a name yet either. I wasn’t really thinking about names until I found out what we’re having and that was just yesterday! 🙂
God bless your family:))) congratulations Natasha!!!! I am truly excited for your family. You have a big hard and let God gives your family all you wish for.
I sure appreciate your sweet words :). Thank you so much Mariam 🙂
Congratulations and lots of health to the happy family 🙂
Thank you so much Marta 🙂
Congrats!!!! Girls are so much fun!!! And your husband will be obsessed with her.
I am enjoying my 5 month Grace
My sisters little lady is named Grace; it’s such a beautiful name 🙂 I can’t wait to see my husband and son love on her 🙂
You had me guessing to the last minute! Wearing blue and all 🙂 Congratulations! She is lucky to have such a good big brother too 🙂 God is good!
God is so good! I agree, my son will be an awesome big brother. He’s so so excited 🙂
Hiiiiiiii! I’ve been following your blog for a few months now and loveeeeeee it! I’ve made so many diff things and have loved them all 🙂 I have a 2 year old “baby” girl and always make her soupchik with your recipes 🙂 just wanted to say congrats on your baby girl :))) figured this would be my first post!
Hi Karina! Yeah, they are always your “baby”. I still call my son my baby boy and he’s 5! 🙂 I’m so happy to hear you are enjoying the blog.
That’s so exciting!! Congrats!! pregnant with my 3rd child and Friday I hope to find out what I’m having this time.
Oh that is so exciting!! Congratulations to you as well!
Please name her Aliyah I love that name ;))) God Bless you and your little one!!!!
Thank you and God bless you as well 🙂
So exited for your once again, growing family. And the Princess Marios suggestion had me giggling! Praying for a (relatively) easy delivery for you and wonderfully healthy baby girl. Lots of keyboard hugs! 🙂 -Anna
Thank you so much Anna! I’m praying for a good, stress-free delivery too. 🙂
Congratulations! !!!! God bless u and ur growing family! 🙂
Awww thanks Vita 🙂
Oh my word how adorable of your son! Lol! Kids are so innocent and sweet. Congrats on your princess! That is so exciting! Girls are so fun and you will soon experience that yourself 🙂 bless you and your beautiful family!
At least he compromised! lol. When he heard it was a girl, he said, “I told you, I wanted a baby sister” 🙂
Congratulations!! Yay, I am so happy for you!! God bless!!
Thanks Lena 🙂
Oh congrats on a girl! It’s awesome you will get to experience what it’s like to have both genders!
I am so excited about that! I feel beyond blessed :). I would have been happy either way, but I am happy I’m having a girl 🙂
Btw, you look so much like your sisters now with the highlights 🙂
You mean the highlights that have grown out about 3 inches? lol. Thanks girl :). I’m nervous about highlights during pregnancy even though I hear it’s perfectly ok since it’s not really on the roots. Anyway, that’s why I get highlights that aren’t crazy noticeable if I don’t keep them up very well. 🙂 Sneaky eh? 😉
Congratulations!! Hope the rest of the pregnancy goes well for you. U seem to have retained the humor in spite of “gaining weight fast” 😉 i really enjoy reading your witty blogs.
P.S. Everytime I see you I wonder how u manage to look so amazing in spite of being pregnant and eating all the delicious goodness u create every day. Share your secret? 😉
Ha ha, yeah I find it’s best to stay off the scale. ;). Thank you for your sweet comment. I’m so glad you are enjoying the blog :). I think it’s just a quick metabolism and eating at home mostly.
OMG Congratulations!!!! I had a baby girl after 2 boys and boy is it a big change!!! She will bring you sooo much joy! I’m incredibly happy for you dear! 🙂 btw thank you for the many recipes that you share!! Your website is my go-to and lifesaver! lol
You’re so welcome :). Thank you for your sweet comment. I am excited about something different; all I know is how to raise a boy. 🙂
Oh my!!! So exciting, little princess is going to be great addition.
I know, I’m so so so excited 🙂
Congratulation! God Bless Your family!
Thanks so much Natasha! Blessings to you as well 🙂