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Fall pregnancy photo shoot from @natashaskitchen

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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?

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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.

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And sweet little feet. I just want to kiss those toes (minus the amniotic fluid of course).

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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.

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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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  • Masha
    November 15, 2014

    Congrats! This is so wonderful!Those tiny feet are so adorable!!! God bless you and your baby girl! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 15, 2014

      Thanks so much Masha :). I’m so excited! 🙂 Reply

  • Diana
    November 15, 2014

    Awww…..baby is so cute! Congrats! God Bless you and the child! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 15, 2014

      Thank you Diana 🙂 Reply

  • Tatyana
    November 13, 2014

    What a blessing! Congratulations! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 13, 2014

      Thank you dear 🙂 Reply

  • cindy
    November 1, 2014

    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 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 1, 2014

      Thank you so much and next time you make the cherry soup, you should consider inviting me over. I love the stuff! 🙂 Reply

  • Elizabeth
    November 1, 2014

    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! 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 1, 2014

      That’s so nice that they are pretty close in age. What a blessing! Thank you 🙂 Reply

  • Vika
    November 1, 2014

    Yay! Congratulations! That’s so exciting!! 🙂

    P.S. How cute is your bump! 😉 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 1, 2014

      Awww thanks so much Vika. Yes, we are so so excited. 🙂 Reply

  • November 1, 2014

    Sooo exciting! I was hoping for a girl for you. Congratulations! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 1, 2014

      Awww thanks Veronica 🙂 We are so excited too 🙂 Reply

  • Leslie Kiley
    November 1, 2014

    congrats! Girls are amazing! Reply

  • Liz
    November 1, 2014

    You are kind and beautiful and I know your daughter will be the same. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 1, 2014

      Awww thanks Liz 🙂 You’re so sweet 🙂 Reply

  • October 31, 2014

    Congrats that it is a little girl Natasha! God bless your family! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 31, 2014

      Thanks girl! God bless you too 🙂 Reply

  • Marisha
    October 30, 2014

    Natasha! Congrats on your baby girl! I really hope you can still update your blog daily since my husbands dinner depends on it:))) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 30, 2014

      The pressure is on! 🙂 I will do my very best. 😉 Reply

  • October 30, 2014

    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! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 30, 2014

      I am so excited to see the differences between the two. Just 18 weeks left! 🙂 Reply

  • Nina
    October 30, 2014

    Congratulations Natasha!!! I am so happy for you. I wish you lots of blessng to you with pregnancy  Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 30, 2014

      Thank you so much Nina! 🙂 Reply

  • October 30, 2014

    Congratulations Natasha! You look great. Sending our best wishes and blessings your way. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 30, 2014

      Thank you so much Vera 🙂 Reply

  • October 30, 2014

    Congratulations! That is absolutely wonderful news and so exciting to find out the gender. You look great and the pictures are beautiful. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 30, 2014

      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.  Reply

  • Nata G
    October 30, 2014

    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! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 30, 2014

      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 🙂 Reply

  • 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! 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 30, 2014

      Thank you Valya! You were right! 🙂 Reply

  • Julia
    October 30, 2014

    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! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 30, 2014

      Ha ha, thanks Julia! 🙂 That is a very pretty name though! 🙂 Reply

  • October 30, 2014

    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 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 30, 2014

      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 🙂 Reply

  • Ira
    October 30, 2014

    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! 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 30, 2014

      Thank you so much Ira! I’m so glad you are enjoying the blog and thank you for the blessings. You are awesome! 🙂 Reply

  • October 30, 2014

    Congrats! That is super exciting for your little guy to have a baby sister! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 30, 2014

      He sure is excited. He talks about her all the time 🙂 Thanks Katya! Reply

  • Luda
    October 30, 2014

    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! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 30, 2014

      Awww thanks Luda, you’re so sweet! 🙂 Reply

  • Alina
    October 30, 2014

    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!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 30, 2014

      Thank you Alina 🙂 The majority of people thought it would be a girl! That’s very cool. I’m so thankful and excited! 🙂 Reply

  • Pankhuri
    October 30, 2014

    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 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 30, 2014

      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 🙂 Reply

  • liliya nozdratenko
    October 30, 2014

    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. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 30, 2014

      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 🙂 Reply

  • Diana
    October 29, 2014

    Ooooo congrats!!!! A daughter is what every mother should experience in life:))) I’m so happy for you!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 29, 2014

      Thank you so much Diana 🙂 Reply

  • Lisa
    October 29, 2014

    Hmmm, here are some classic name ideas: Genovieve, Elize, Meriam, Abigail, Elizabeth 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 29, 2014

      Thanks so much for sharing those! All beautiful 🙂 Reply

  • EinnaL
    October 29, 2014

    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. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 29, 2014

      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!! Reply

  • Tallya
    October 29, 2014

    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 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 29, 2014

      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. Reply

  • 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! 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 29, 2014

      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! 🙂 Reply

  • Mariam
    October 29, 2014

    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. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 29, 2014

      I sure appreciate your sweet words :). Thank you so much Mariam 🙂 Reply

  • October 29, 2014

    Congratulations and lots of health to the happy family 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 29, 2014

      Thank you so much Marta 🙂 Reply

  • Angie Pro
    October 29, 2014

    Congrats!!!! Girls are so much fun!!! And your husband will be obsessed with her.
    I am enjoying my 5 month Grace  Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 29, 2014

      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 🙂 Reply

  • Svetlana
    October 29, 2014

    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! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 29, 2014

      God is so good! I agree, my son will be an awesome big brother. He’s so so excited 🙂 Reply

  • Karina
    October 29, 2014

    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! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 29, 2014

      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. Reply

  • Lily
    October 29, 2014

    That’s so exciting!! Congrats!! pregnant with my 3rd child and Friday I hope to find out what I’m having this time. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 29, 2014

      Oh that is so exciting!! Congratulations to you as well! Reply

  • Alena
    October 29, 2014

    Please name her Aliyah I love that name ;))) God Bless you and your little one!!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 29, 2014

      Thank you and God bless you as well 🙂 Reply

  • October 29, 2014

    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 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 29, 2014

      Thank you so much Anna! I’m praying for a good, stress-free delivery too. 🙂 Reply

  • vita
    October 29, 2014

    Congratulations! !!!! God bless u and ur growing family! 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 29, 2014

      Awww thanks Vita 🙂 Reply

  • oksana
    October 29, 2014

    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! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 29, 2014

      At least he compromised! lol. When he heard it was a girl, he said, “I told you, I wanted a baby sister” 🙂 Reply

  • Lena
    October 29, 2014

    Congratulations!! Yay, I am so happy for you!! God bless!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 29, 2014

      Thanks Lena 🙂 Reply

  • Oh congrats on a girl! It’s awesome you will get to experience what it’s like to have both genders! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 29, 2014

      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 🙂 Reply

      • Btw, you look so much like your sisters now with the highlights 🙂 Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          October 30, 2014

          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? 😉 Reply

  • Nadia
    October 29, 2014

    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? 😉 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 29, 2014

      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. Reply

  • Olga
    October 29, 2014

    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 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 29, 2014

      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. 🙂 Reply

  • October 29, 2014

    Oh my!!! So exciting, little princess is going to be great addition. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 29, 2014

      I know, I’m so so so excited 🙂  Reply

  • Natasha
    October 29, 2014

    Congratulation! God Bless Your family! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 29, 2014

      Thanks so much Natasha! Blessings to you as well 🙂 Reply

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