My Pregnancy @ 23 Weeks + Belly Shot

What’s going on for yours truly during week 23? Brutal early wake ups with Griffin, teething pain miracle juice, craving meat, a super delicious nighttime snack, and signing a lease on a great new house! Plus what we’re doing about preschool, missing our ultrasound, and visiting our cousin’s triplets.

Here’s the miracle teething “juice” that I talk about in video:


About Genevieve

After battling weight, digestive, and immune system issues for years, I know firsthand the harmful effects of conventional life. Through a long road of detox, I discovered the healing power of natural living. This transformation spread into every area of my life - physical, emotional & spiritual. Now I'm on a mission to help other mamas live happier, healthier lives.

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  1. Andrea Gardner August 9 at 3:47 pm

    Oooo! I can’t wait to try this teething “miracle” with my zen baby! Thanks for the tip!
    We just moved to a new state into a house that we had never seen. Eep! However, God truly blessed us! It is HUGE! It is almost double the size of the 3 bedroom ranch we moved out of and with 5 kids that is a big deal! We even have a partially finished basement AND double the backyard space! I know you are going to be just as blessed in your new home and I am sending you “easy moving” vibes because I know what the stress of that is like! I have moved while pregnant and with a newborn so I get it. You will do great though and you will all be so happy :) Good luck!

  2. Cindy L. August 6 at 11:03 pm

    Hey crunchy mama. Two more words we say: home schooling!

    Really? You do all this work to give your child the very best you can naturally, the way God designed it, then you want to hand your child over to others for their care and ‘socialization’???

    Please don’t! Your child needs you. Plain and simple. The academic stuff is all hype–smoke and mirrors….don’t be fooled…

    Congratulations on your second pregnancy. :-)

  3. creole wisdom August 5 at 6:38 pm

    Hooray! Great news on the home and can’t wait for the big tour (you know I live for that stuff!) Love that you chose to wait for preschool, he’s got the rest of his life for preschool.

    530 is brutal :/

  4. Rebecca August 5 at 7:50 am

    Our 2 1/2 year old just got all his 2 year molars in. They were pretty rough on him. The homeopathic teething tablets worked okay, but not amazingly. They took the edge off. I felt so bad for him! He also woke up randomly at night, but usually teething messes up naps rather than nighttime. Our four month old just cut his first teeth. Seriously, 4 months old and teeth already?? :-) But he’s ahead of the game on everything.

    The triplets were sooo cute! My best friend is expecting twins in a couple of months, and hoping to breastfeed them at least partly (she breastfed her 2 1/2 year old son). I cannot imagine the sacrifice that that would take. Breastfeeding one is hard enough… these moms of multiples need all the prayers they can get!

    Looking forward to your ultrasound update!

  5. Kelly August 3 at 2:32 am

    Are you busy or what? I empathise. Last year in the course of 18 months, we got engaged, planned a wedding (sans wedding planner), sold our flat in London, bought a new house (also in London) , had a huge wedding, followed by a mini moon, I started training in Naturopathy (while working full time) and we also had a 4 week honeymoon to Central America…whew!

    Good luck with the move – I really enjoy your blog & YouTube stuff!

  6. Janell August 3 at 1:51 am

    Wow congrats on the beautiful house and your upcoming anniversary! Today is my 1st wedding anniversary =) We are so happy and I am 37 wks along with my first baby!! Woohoo made it full term. We are expecting our baby girl Aug 22nd or whenever she decides to come now. We have planned to do a natural waterbirth at the birth center nearby. You look amazing, and I love watching your updates and reading your blog. Will the Mama Natural Show return after baby? Hope Griffin feels better! Xoxo

  7. Melissa August 2 at 11:34 pm

    Congratulations on the new house! You’ll be able to put nesting energy to good use, getting all unpacked and settled. 😉

    And oh my gosh, those triplet babies are adorable!

  8. stephanie August 2 at 9:56 am

    awww your new home looks amazing! Congrats!!

  9. Jacqueline August 2 at 2:29 am

    I’m right there with you on the preschool thing! My son is almost 3 months younger than yours, and I’m a few weeks behind you with #2. He is in a play group that has a bunch of kids that will be in the same school year, so I’m not in a hurry to find him a preschool right now.

  10. Connie August 1 at 10:24 pm

    Please do share! My son (10 months old) still wakes twice a night and had three baby teeth, two of which are “fused” together. I am very concerned that he is in more pain because of the size of the tooth/teeth that is trying to push it’s way out. Would love any suggestions!

    Thank you!

  11. Liz August 1 at 4:07 pm

    I’m getting married Sept 1st!! :)

    • Genevieve August 2 at 2:37 pm

      WOO HOO! It’s a lovely time to be married :)

  12. Amanda August 1 at 4:02 pm

    How wonderful how everything is coming together for you! You look wonderful! I can’t believe how quickly pregnancy flies by when there is an older child to look after. My son is 20 months old and we’re expecting our second boy at the beginning of September. I’ll be 35 weeks tomorrow! It seems like there’s not enough time in the day to get everything done! I can’t wait to snuggle both of our boys, and to settle in as a family of four. I’m sure you’re looking forward to those moments with your little ones as well.

    • Genevieve August 2 at 2:37 pm

      Congrats! It does go so fast… much faster than the first one :) You’re so close! Wishing you the BEST birth.

  13. Jacque August 1 at 1:41 pm

    What a beautiful home you found! We’re looking to rent a home in the Chicagoland area as well…Any good websites or other tips you can share for finding a nice place? We haven’t had much luck.

    • Genevieve August 2 at 2:36 pm

      Craig’s List and were my two go-to’s :) Good luck!

  14. Casey August 1 at 1:11 pm

    My little one is experiencing teething right now. She is 5months and waking every 2hrs as well. I would also like to know what the miracle juice is and if babies under 1 can use it. I hate giving Tylenol, but I’m torn between that and healthy nighttime sleep. You look great for 23 weeks! I’ve only had one baby so, I am really self conscious about what I look like and when and if God blesses us with baby #2, I am worried about how the weight gain will be. I really like watching your show and it is super informative on health and its just fun to watch. Thanks for taking the time to share!

    • Genevieve August 2 at 2:36 pm

      Aw, thanks hon! Sorry to hear about your babe. Teething can be the pits. Here’s the teething remedy I LOVE:

      Don’t worry about the weight :) It will all come off in due time. Trust your body :)

  15. Jenna August 1 at 12:58 pm

    I’d love to know about the miracle juice for teething as well! Does Griffin (or did he) ever come down with a fever while he’s teething? My kids seemed to and my baby who is 11 mos. has had one for a few days now w/o any other symptoms. Anyway, I’ve forgotton about my Hyland teething tablets which usually are great, so I better break them out! Thanks for sharing!

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