Currently… (October 2018)

///Currently… (October 2018)

Currently… (October 2018)

Hi guys!

I hope y’all had a nice week.  I can’t believe we’re already five days into a new month.  Time is flying!

To be entirely honest with you, I’ve had a hard week. I have an official pregnancy update scheduled for next week, but the short story is the sharp shooting pain in my chest that the doctors thought was heartburn has got so bad that it hurts more often than not and practically brings me to tears.  My doctor checked my gallbladder this week, but that wasn’t it.  They think it might just be something with the two babies in a small frame and maybe a nerve or something getting compressed by one of the babies but they really aren’t sure at all.  Sitting up is super painful, standing is sometimes ok but the only thing that really seems to help is lying down… so I’ve been lying down a lot.  They’ve said there is nothing they can do about it.  I have a pregnancy chiropractor appointment scheduled Monday and I hope they can help.  I’m also getting Braxton Hicks contractions pretty much anytime I’m up and moving, which they also say is normal.  I’ve felt a little blue because I can’t imagine feeling this bad for two more months.  Again, I’m not complaining just wanted to give you guys a real update.  The babies are fine and I’m grateful for that daily.

Makena has been particularly clingy lately.  I think she finally realizes something is happening.

I don’t want to dwell, so let’s move onto this month Currently… post!

Currently I’m…


I think I’ve given up on fiction for a while and it’s probably going to be all baby books until they come.  I got the Hubs the Dad’s Guide to Twins for Father’s Day and he liked it so much he bought the Dad’s Guide to Raising Twins.  He said it had tons of great information in it that he thought I would like to, so I’m starting it this weekend.



I’m loving Carrie Underwood’s new album Cry Pretty and this long, Love Wins.


The Hubs and I plowed through the first two seasons of This is Us and got totally hooked.  I get the hype and adore the show.  I guess we are now waiting for the weekly episode to come out like the rest of the world now.  Anyone else wish all shows would just come out in bulk on Netflix or Hulu so you didn’t have to wait?

This week we started the new season of Ozark.  I actually had to go back and rewatch some of the last episodes to remember what happened and it took me a bit to get back into it, but now I’m interested again.  I think This is Us is SO good it kind of spoiled other TV shows for me.




My maternity shoot gown!  We FINALLY got a day without rain and storms and did my maternity photos this Tuesday.  It was cloudy at first but then the sun peaked out for some really pretty photos.  It wore me out so badly that I ended up spending much of Wednesday on the couch, but hopefully, the pictures will be worth it.  I’ll share them in a post when I get them back from the photographer… but here’s a sneak peek from her Instastory.  I’m so glad we were able to get them done.

On a side note, I saw a bear on my drive up to our shoot location along the Blue Ridge Parkway.  There’s nothing like living in the mountains.




I’m not cooking as much so it’s been a lot of easy food.  Before my doctor appointment, Monday the Hubs and I went to Zoe’s Kitchen… so good!  I see a lot of takeout from here in our future.

I also got myself a Rainbow Wrap at Green Sage this week as well.

On Wednesday when I was feeling bad my lovely neighbor dropped off my favorite green smoothie for me from Mountain Juicery.  It was just the pick me up I needed.

I don’t have much of an appetite, but I’ve been trying to make sure I’m still eating a good amount with veggies and protein daily.  Some days are better than others. 🙂




Lot’s of water… although I’m finding it hard to drink as much because it fills me up so quickly.  Doing the best I can though.



The Hubs picked up some of this Chillycow higher protein ice cream at the store the other day.  I was looking for a different evening snack that had a protein boost before bed and this fit the bill.   They are really good!




Getting the nursery ready!  I pretty much have all the components for the nursery either in the house or ordered, I just have to find the energy to put it all together.  Luckily the Hubs has been on top of putting together anything that’s come to the house in pieces, so it’s more about organizing and decorating at this point.

Isn’t this sign my friend Jaime (check out her blog, Love, Jaime) made for me amazing??!!  This is a glimpse of what the theme looks like.




I’m praying daily that these babies keep cooking as long as possible… we’re hoping for anything past 36 weeks!  I keep hearing stories of twins coming really early and I’m hoping my not feeling well is not a sign of them wanting to come out anytime soon.  Several of you have mentioned you are keeping us in your prayers and I wanted to let you know that I am so grateful for that and if you don’t mind keep praying.  I appreciate it more than you know!


I hope you guys have a great weekend.  I’ll see you back here Monday.


I’ve been doing a monthly Currently… post since August 2015.  Catch up HERE!  Thank you so much for reading today and for your comments.


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By | 2018-10-05T10:43:52-04:00 October 5th, 2018|Currently..., Fun|17 Comments


  1. Anne October 15, 2018 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    I’m sorry I’m reading this so late, but please have your doc think about costochondritis! Here’s the Mayo Clinic link:

    And this link (while not one I know well) does mention the possibility in pregnancy due to the expanding rib cage:

    I hope you feel better soon.

  2. Toria October 8, 2018 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    Hi Julie! I am loving all your posts but especially you’re pregnancy updates! I’m currently almost 31 weeks (with one baby!) and due 12/12. I’m sorry you’re feeling that chest pain and I hope it subsides soon! If you are interested, there’s a wonderful prenatal yoga teacher at Asheville Community Yoga. I love her classes! Wishing you the best with your pregnancy and beyond!

    • JulieWunder October 11, 2018 at 9:43 am - Reply

      Hi Toria! Congrats!! We are on the same week! I actually have been to that class and it is GREAT! Must have gone on a different day than you. Hoping this pain makes it easier to drive to I can go to a few more before the babes come. 🙂 Thank you for the suggestion and if you see me at one make sure to say hi!

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  4. Wendy October 7, 2018 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    I’m so sorry you’re feeling so badly. I love being a mom but I didn’t love being pregnant. I’m really short waisted and there was just nowhere for those babies to go. With my second, my heartburn was so bad I felt like my esophagus was on fire. Papaya enzyme helped but I ate it like candy. Hang in there, friend. <3

  5. Mackenzie October 7, 2018 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    Hope this heartburn (or whatever type of pain it is) goes away soon! Love your positivity despite it all though… & LOVE This is Us. What a phenomenal show. your wraps look scrumptious, and I’ve never heard of Chilly cow but definitely need to! Always love your updates, Julie 🙂 Praying for at least 36 weeks and a healthy rest of your pregnancy

  6. Sherri Bradley October 6, 2018 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    I am so happy for you and your husband to be having these babies. I will be praying for relief for you and healthy babies later!!!

  7. Blane Sherer October 6, 2018 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    I hope your mysterious pain goes away as mysteriously
    as it began. Hopefully the chiropractor will help.
    Hope all goes well for you. I ate at Zoe’s
    kitchen yesterday. ( smile ).

  8. Ellen Vuillier October 5, 2018 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    You are going to be an awesome mommy… Take care of yourself…Thoughts and prayers are coming your way!

  9. Heather October 5, 2018 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    Aww Julie I’m praying for you!! I had no idea you were in such pain but I hope it settles down for you. Chiropractors are amazing and hope they can help you out. I can’t wait to see the nursery come together and more maternity photos!

  10. Mary Jean Henon October 5, 2018 at 10:37 am - Reply

    Sorry you are having some issues right now. I can’t imagine carrying twins. I know it has to be exhausting. Praying that you will be able to carry them at least the 36 weeks.

  11. Ann Gardner October 5, 2018 at 9:18 am - Reply

    Hope you get to feeling better. You and babies have been in my prayers and will continue to be. You need to let others take care of you. Rest because once those two little guys get here you won’t get much rest for awhile. Blessings to you .

  12. Lisa Ballantyne October 5, 2018 at 9:09 am - Reply

    So sorry for your recent discomfort! I remember when I was carrying Erik, I had a very easy time for the first few months but began to feel the changes a bit more than I would have liked when I reached the point where you are right now. You are in my thoughts and prayers and will remain so!

    And on an upbeat note–that rainbow wrap looks amazing! No doubt you enjoyed!

  13. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real October 5, 2018 at 8:37 am - Reply

    I am SO sorry you’re in so much pain Julie. It made me so sad to read that but as long as the babies are healthy then it will be worth it in the end right?! Just keep the end goal of having healthy babies in sight and you’ll be able to make it!!

    Love Wins is such a great song. I’ve been listening to it a ton recently.

  14. Danny Steadman October 5, 2018 at 8:27 am - Reply

    Will definitely keep praying. Hope this week is better for you. Praying for you and a new career to open up soon…have interviews and turned down an off this week but nothing else

  15. Mary Ellen Quimby October 5, 2018 at 8:15 am - Reply

    I am so sorry you are not feeling good this week, praying it gets better, just rest a lot, you need all the rest you can get right now, I will continue praying for you, thanks for the update.

  16. Beth ann Chiles October 5, 2018 at 7:07 am - Reply

    Oh goodness, Julie. Take care of yourself and those babies—I know you are. I am so sorry you are not feeling your best but just keep remembering that the end result will be worth it all. Every little bit of it. I can understand that it is so difficult to not be able to do your normal things and feel like you are so limited. You all are in my prayers and will continue to be in my prayers. I do know the power of prayer. Love your updates and your “realness”. Hugs!

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