Friday, August 23, 2013

I'm Moving.......


Hey Everybody!!! As you all know in my last post I excitedly announced my return to blog land, well upon that the Lord has done some great things in and with me and has led me to relocate! Yep, that's right we are moving!!! In these past several weeks I have been completely wrecked by God, to the point it forced me to be knocked slap off the distant road I was traveling on away from God. It forced me to question all that I have been taught, knew, and to do some deep examining of myself and the faith I proclaimed to know and possess. If you say you want God, he knows just what to do to have you in the path where you're truly walking in him. God really knows how to wreck you to the point where your old self is declared a total loss and you have no choice but to receive total newness! Only difference with God, he is not like the insurance companies that give you a check for a new car of equal value of the car you just total loss, but that of greater value than what you just lost!!! Glory! Glory to God in the highest! 

So with that being said he has moved me spiritually in a place, where I'm now on the right side of the road, in a new relationship, new destination, and new walk following straight ahead to him. Being that I have moved spiritually the Lord led me to move also naturally one being with this blog. Yep, that's right I am opening a new blog called "Daughters of The King", which will be a continuation of my journey in the Lord but now showing me coming into my identity which is a true Daughter of The King. It's purpose is to get women to transition from their old identity defined by the world and carnal standards, to knowing and living in their true identity in Christ. 

This blog "Life of a King's Kid" will be left open so you can see my journey of being a king's kid as it has progressed to the now. Those of you who have followed and for those of you new who will come on here and read previous posts, will see my journey that it wasn't always easy or looking like royalty. My prayer is that it will be an inspiration and a challenge to you to keep moving forward in God. Even though it may seem like you're in the pit most of the times than in the palace with God where you should be, if you keep turning to him, and pursuing him, he'll help you get out of the pit and sitting with him in heavenly places where you belong! Who said being the king's kid would be easy, but I know in my experience this far that the perks are so worth it! 

I love you all, but God loves you more!

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

I'm Bizaaaack!!!!!!!

Hello Everyone!!! I know it's been a hot minute since I've posted anything, but the wait is over and I'm back to blog world! So much has happened recently.......I'll try to give a brief update we got the apartment I was telling you about in the last post(Glory to God!), I gave birth to another baby girl named Sydney Elise Kinard(which is 7 months now!) naturally at the hospital and just in the nick of time because it almost became a home delivery, After a few weeks of breastfeeding Sydney I developed mastitis in my breast, which caused a very large abscess to form on my breast, it burst, and I had to have surgery to get the infection out and repair my breast, in which as a result I could not return to our new apartment in our new city to enjoy it, because I needed help in recovering from surgery and handling a rowdy 2 year old and a newborn who was a night hawk! (Hubby could not do so due to his work schedule) So needless to say going through all of that, made me frustrated, sleep deprived, sad and sometimes depressed, like when was my joy in the morning gonna come! So to make a long story short, God refocused me to him to take that situation and time to trust him, have joy, and grow closer to him. He made my healing process from my surgery only take a few weeks to fully recover, when the doctor predicted months! All in all God worked it out all for my good and I praise and thank him! God is just that good!! It's good to be back to blogland, continue to follow this king's kid on this journey!! Below are pics of the fam from this year, Enjoy!

My Sydney when she was born on 12/22/12

Me looking and feeling wonderful after a successful delivery of Sydney!
Me before surgery due to the mastitis infection.

Gabrielle on Easter

Me and Sydney on Easter
Sydney looking pretty in her Easter dress!

My Fine Husband!!!

Me and The Hubby @ My Brother's B-Day Party

Me Cheesing!

My Sydney Lumpkins!

Mommy's Girl!

Sisterly Love!

Grandma doing Syd's hair and she is one unhappy camper!

My Gabby Cakes!

Someone's getting mobile!

Preparing for walking.....

Gabrielle looking Kiddie Fresh!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Hey everyone! I know it's been a little bit since my last post, but A LOT has been going on!!! I will try to give you the shortcut version of what these last few weeks has been for me. For starters me and the hubby are trying to get our new place in Columbia finalized, we should be preparing to move into it within the next 2 weeks. We want to be somewhat settled in before baby arrives, which speaking of will be arriving in 4 more weeks or less! Hopefully baby arrives the last week of this month, so that will give us time to get moved in and settled into our new home but we will see! Also on the never ending list of things to do before baby arrives, is get stuff for the baby! I know, I know we are so last minute slacking, but so much stuff has been coming up till it ain't even funny! We have the baby's bassinet(thanks to a friend), but still have to get on our own a car seat, clothing, diapers, wipes, and a host of other baby necessities. Why must we have to get all of this you ask? Well because my baby shower had to be cancelled for the umpteenth time, because yes someone decided to plan a event on that same day that would take away my attendants for the baby shower! Mind you they knew that my baby shower was that already scheduled for that day, but I guess it was not important to them. Also, funding for the baby shower did not go as planned, so I said I would cancel it and not try to reschedule as it seems it is just not meant to be for me to have this baby shower. I did however, tell everyone that even though it is cancelled, gifts are still NEEDED and appreciated. You think anyone has given me anything? Me having to get a lot of necessities for the baby is the answer to that question. So it's been a hectic couple of weeks, but I'm hanging in there and moving forward anyhow! Let's not forget to mention some ppl are being negative about me and the hubby's decision to move to Columbia. Is it a big move, taking a risk, and a big giant leap of faith? Yes!!! But we are gonna do it and trust God, because he would never lead us wrong. I prayed, God gave the OK, and I'm choosing to for once stop being scared, stop wanting the approval/support of others, and follow, trust, and obey God. I am ready to embark upon this new journey and step into this new season of our lives. I know it will only help make me stronger, and grow more in the Lord. I feel just like Abraham when God told him to leave the land he had been familiar with, and family, and go to a place that he would show him. He didn't even tell Abraham what place, he just said go and I'll show you. How scary is that? You leaving your comfort zone, everything you have known and just stepping out not knowing where you are going, but you just gotta trust God that he will lead and guide you all the way. That is how I feel, but I trust God by faith to guide us and lead us all the way. Even though my eyes can't see it, I'm gonna trust God and believe it! When Abraham stepped out and went as God told him to, and even along his journey though he stumbled at times he chose to trust and believe God which caused his faith and relationship with God to grow and mature. He learned how to walk by faith and not by sight, which was demonstrated when God told him to sacrifice his son. I know us stepping into this new season of our lives, is only gonna cause us to grow and mature in Christ and increase our faith and I am so ready! I'm not gonna worry about the naysayers or the enemy, but trust in the Lord my God. Because the Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear! The Lord is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid! I know he will supply all our need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus! I tried to make this post short ya'll I promise, but ya'll know how I get wound up and can't help myself! LOL! The next time though I update, will be of pics of the baby, and the new place! So stay tuned....Until next time love ya'll and keep a sista in prayer!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Getting Closer To Delivery!

So today I am 27 weeks, starting the 7th month of the 3rd trimester......Can someone say we in the homestretch! Had a doctor's appointment today to take the 1 hour glucose test, to test for gestational diabetes. I had to drink that familiar nasty too sweet syrupy orange drink, which made my head hurt, my heart start to beat faster, and my baby move around in a frenzy because of the sugar high! I had to wait for what seems like eternity, before they pricked my finger to test my sugar. The doctor said the results came back and my sugar was a little high, so unfortunately I have to come back next Thursday and take another gruesome glucose test which this time will be 3 hours long! I'm the least bit happy about this, but I must do what must be done. I pray that the results come back saying my sugar is normal and fine, and I won't have to go through more tests or be diagnosed with gestational diabetes which I know I do not have. I went through the same thing when I was pregnant with Gabi, they tried to diagnose me with gestational diabetes but the devil is a liar and he was when the last test they did came back and said I did not have it! I had another ultrasound today to try to determine/confirm the sex of the baby. This time we got a better view, which in between baby's legs we saw a big fat round ball which to me looked like a boy's scrotum but the doc said it looked like a girl's labia just swollen. Now I know don't know everything, but I know a little girl's labia(or lips) should not be that swollen and still you would see the split in between like girl's have appearing like a "hamburger" like my doctor says......but this did not have a split but it was round fat ball. We could not see the top of baby's privacy part because of the way the baby was positioned. The doctor said he could be wrong, and to be on the safe side just buy all neutral clothes and items. I think that is what I am gonna have to do, because when he said that last statement it implied "Now we not gonna keep doing ultrasounds every visit to confirm for sure for sure the sex of your baby, so if you don't believe it's a girl buy neutral clothes and we'll see when the baby is born what gender the baby is".  No, he didn't say that but I got the underneath message loud and clear! LOL! I guess I'll have to be surprised on birth day, which I'm not too thrilled because anybody that knows me knows I hate surprises. I am that type of person that has to be in the know, I need details laid out, to be clear and know what to expect. Well I know in life it does not always work that way, and especially with God. So, I will fall back and be surprised on labor day and will praise God whether it is Josiah or Sydney! It seems like this pregnancy has went by fast, before you know it these 3 months will be gone and I'll be giving birth! Whew! It can be sooo overwhelming at times and quite frustrating, because we are living with my mom and desperately need our own place for our family that is growing, also our 2 households are conflicting with the way each does things not to mention my mom is out of work which is putting a burden on us to keep her afloat so we can all have somewhere to lay our heads. I'm thinking like Lord if we leave so our family can flourish and survive, I don't want it to hurt my mom and her go under, but at the same rate we cannot be our OWN family living with her and continuing to be held back from providing for our family and prospering properly by continuing to live here and support her. Also I was scared of moving away, because the place that my husband wanted to move to is familiar to me but not familiar enough for me to be comfortable to live in. Fearful thoughts of "I'd be by myself with 2 kids in our home, away from my closest family and friends, no 2nd means of transportation as we only have 1 car, and what if something happens". I was stuck in a rock and a hard place. Me and my husband had been walking around with this heavy dark cloud of decisions over us. I had been praying months upon months  calling upon the Lord concerning this matter, so much so with no response I started to feel like he wasn't hearing me. Then he recently finally spoke to me and gave me the answer that we are to go, and on where we are to go. He said it is well and I felt so much peace flood me and I knew he would take care of my mom, and that I was just to simply obey him and follow him in faith and obedience. You talking bout' I was happy and overjoyed, and now just this past week walls of doubt, fear, setbacks, and negativity has erected where it seems like I'm not gonna possess the promise God spoke to me and possess the land. Because of all of this that has transpired my hope has decreased and I feel as a track runner who was almost to the finish line to victory, only to trip and fall and not be able to grasp the win. Yesterday I was so overwhelmed and frustrated. My heart felt so heavy as if it were about to fall out my chest. Hewbrews 13:12a says "Hope deferred maketh the heart sick", and that is just how I felt sick because I had began to loose grip on my hope in God and his promise being fulfilled in my life. So many questions and thoughts crowding my mind, like "Lord, you said we would get out and go to this new place but how are we going to do that when we are tied up here in this place"? , and "Are we ever going to get out of here and before the baby is born"?.  I stayed shut up in my room for the most part crying, praying, reading the Word, and then crying and praying some more. I was longing, searching, for my Lord to make some sense out of this chaotic turn of events that took place, that had me hopeless and feeling like the Word he spoke to me wouldn't come to pass soon much less ever. I needed to hear from him, I needed to be comforted and know that everything would be alright. I heard no response. But yet I called on him and I strived to keep hope and faith alive knowing he was there, and that he had not left me and I just needed to continue to hold on to the little faith and hope I had and my God would come through. One of my favorite pastors Sheryl Brady, said today in a sermon I was listening to on YouTube that struck me and gave me so much clarity. She said "Why does it seem that during a hard tests, and you are needing to hear from the Lord he is silent"? She said "It is because he is the Rabbi or Teacher, and with every teacher they do all of their speaking and teaching before the test and if you are a good student during the middle of the test what the teacher taught you and put in you will come back out of you during that test". I had never thought about it like that before, but it made so much sense. God doesn't need to do anymore talking because he has already spoken to me and given me the instructions, now all I need to do during this hard test of my faith is believe what he said to me and put it into action to get me through this test with a passing grade! That is why I love the Word of God, his Word is all that matters no matter what the situation is. His Word is alive and powerful to break through anything we are going through and cause change! I began to listen to more of her sermons that the Lord was leading me to listen to, and all spoke to me and my situation and I began to read his Word that he lead me to all talking about faith and I understood that God is looking for me to just believe him and he'll take care the rest! My heart began to be strengthened and my faith began to rise up, and I had to encourage myself and say "I will live and shall not die", "I will believe what God has said and it will come to pass"! Sometimes you have to encourage you own self, and sometimes you have to toughen up get some sense, and remember and believe who God is. Hebrews 11:6b says "for he that cometh to God must BELIEVE that HE IS and that HE IS a REWARDER of them that diligently seek him".  I had to believe MY GOD that HE IS my everything and he is MY DELIVERER and shall deliver me, because his Word says "Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivereth him out of them all"! Glory! I'm down to the wire and I'm close to the edge, but I am not gonna lose hope or stop believing in my God because he is not a man that he should lie, neither the son of man that he should repent but he will being to pass everything he said to me! I'm getting close to delivery and I can't wait for God's promise to be birthed and manifested in my life, and I know it won't be long before the baby is delivered, our new home is delivered, new vision is delivered, a fresh anointing is delivered, my ministry is delivered, because I feel the labor pains and I won't stop praying, working, pushing, until everything that God has placed inside of me is birthed out! I've got to deliver! I feel like preaching, my God, My God! Sorry this was a long post but I had to share what's been going on and I pray it blessed you and encouraged you to keep pushing because you're getting close to delivery!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

I Don't Like Surprises....

Hello everyone out there in blogland! I'm back with a much awaited update on my pregnancy......Aren't you glad? LOL! So today I am 24 weeks pregnant and I had my 2nd ultrasound today at the doctor, to try to determine the sex of the baby. doctor is thinking it will be another girl but is not 100% sure. The reasoning behind that theory is that the baby was angled on the ultrasound screen showing us only the butt and legs(Yeah, the baby was mooning us...LOL!), and the doctor did not see a scrotum(excuse my French...) hanging from behind like most little boys have. He did say he could be wrong, which I'm hoping he is because I sooo want a little boy this time. Bring on Baby Josiah!!! If it is Baby Sydney and not Baby Josiah that I was hoping for, it'll still be all good with me as long as the baby is healthy and plump....It's still all a blessing from the Lord and I say amen to that! I guess twins will show up on another future pregnancy, as I just believe I'm destined to be hit with some at some point! I'm still very gassy and my stomach is growing bigger every minute.....literally! LOL! The baby is always sitting low and comfortable chilling in the cut, but it ain't so comfortable and laid back for me. It feels like someone placed a bowling ball on top of my uterus! Today during the ultrasound that's where he was(I say "he" as that is what I believe it to be and need something to reference the baby to instead of just saying "the baby" all the time) sitting comfortably on my pelvic bone. That probably explains why my legs feel so heavy most of the time, like I'm walking around with cinder blocks tied around my ankles because his behind always sitting so low! My breasts have gotten slightly bigger and my bra's fitting very snugly is evidence of that. I haven't gained much weight though, which normally for a woman that is a good thing but for me it's not since I am pregnant and just want to ensure my baby is getting the proper nutrition and is healthy. At my last appointment I had finally gained 2 pounds, only to find out I lost those 2 pounds this time. That was not what I wanted to hear, but the nurse and doctor assured me that it was fine and the baby was healthy seeming to be about 1 1/2 pounds via the ultrasound. So if they said it was fine and wasn't concerned about my lack of weight gain, I was cool. I guess being that I already have enough weight on me(code for I am obese according to the stupid BMI chart) for the baby, I guess not gaining a lot of weight is a beneficial thing for me and the baby! LOL! The main reason for my lack of weight gain, is during the first trimester I was very sick with a bad stomach virus, and then during this trimester I just got over a bad cold. On another note the baby is very active throughout the whole day, especially at nights! Always in there punching on my uterus and kicking my cervix....Can you say ouch! I feel like I have the appetite of a teenage boy, because I constantly stay hungry! This started the first I wasn't like this with Gabi, but this child right here in my womb is something greedy! I be trying hard to go to bed and fight the urge to eat something else, but I cannot go to sleep unless I get this greedy monster inside of me something else to! That is one of the reasons I believe it is a boy! My hair and nails are growing and flourishing like weeds, more than normal which is a plus! That pretty much sums up what's been going on this trimester and so far during my pregnancy. My doctor said today concerning confirming the sex of the baby, that they won't schedule another ultrasound as they normally do't but the next appointments I have to just ask them and they'll see if they have time to fit one in for me. I'm gonna do just that too, because I don't like surprises and I MUST confirm the sex of this child. Bring on baby Josiah!!!! I'll keep you posted, until next time......Love, Peace, and Chicken Grease!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

On to the 2nd!

Today I am in the 2nd trimester! YAY!
 How far along?: 14 Weeks
How big is baby?: a lemon
Maternity clothes?: Only the pair of dressy/casual pants I bought about a while ago. It's not that I don't need them, because my belly is showing VERY noticeably and my pants are uncomfortable/do not fit over my stomach, but when you are low on funds you have to do what you have to do. That has been me folding the front flap of my pants down underneath my stomach. I need to get the bella band which will help me, until I get the money to buy some maternity clothes. I'll do that this weekend.
Stretch marks?: Been there since Gabi was born, and I can't tell if there are new ones or not since there is so!
Sleep?: Still frequent trips to the bathroom at night, as my uterus grows and grows, which interrupts my sleep but I normally can go back to sleep pretty fast.
Best moment this week?: Seeing a actual baby bump now than my stomach looking like a big fat blob! LOL!
Movement?: None yet
Food cravings?: All things spicy/hot or tangy/sour, such as pickles, pickle juice, hot wings, Texas Pete hot sauce on just about everything, etc...
Labor signs?: nope.

Belly button in or out?: in.
What I miss: sleeping throughout the night
What I'm looking forward to: The next time I have a ultrasound, confirming my assumption that baby Josiah is in there(I so want a boy) and not baby Sydney. 

Saturday, June 16, 2012

1 down, 2 more to go!

So I am 11 weeks pregnant and almost done with the first trimester. YAY!!!! I am starting to feel a little more energy. I am getting bigger and my appetite is getting even bigger!!! LOL! I am still very gassy and it's not only killing my husband but me too!  MAJOR STINKY! I normally get good rest at night except the times the baby wants to wake me up between 4a.m-6a.m. in the morning to get something to eat, which has become more and more frequently. That has been getting on my nerves, I ain't gonna even lie! I only be having a few hours of sleep left before I have to get up, and then I'm suddenly awakened by hunger pains. I try to turn over and just go back to sleep, but the more I toss and turn the more I know there is no going back to sleep until I feed the baby. Mind you now that there should be NO REASON, I should be having hungry pains like I haven't eaten in days because all throughout the day I eat really good full meals. I didn't have this issue with Gabrielle until like the latter part of my 2nd trimester and throughout the 3rd trimester. Even after I have eaten a big meal, like not even 30 minutes later I feel as though I haven't eaten anything. This is definitely different and kinda! I have concluded that either this baby is gonna be realllly big or there is another sibling in there with the one baby. We will see.....Stay Tuned!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Keeping Hope Alive....

Today I had my 1st ultrasound and..................They only saw one baby. At first I was a little crushed and disappointed that it was only 1 and not 2 as I thought it would be, but then my hubby had to build up my faith and tell me it still could be more than 1 and to just wait for the next ultrasound to show clearly. Being it is early there could be a possibility the other twin is hiding behind the 1 baby, we saw or in another place in my uterus as the Dr. didn't really scan as thoroughly as I would have liked him to. Well, not according to my standards anyhow.  I just can't shake the feeling that there is more than 1 baby in there and then I had the dream which I prayed for, so I'm still keeping hope alive there is more than 1. We will see on the next ultrasound which will probably be around 15-20 weeks, when I go to find out the gender of the baby. Other than that, the appointment went well, the baby is healthy and everything looks good. I on the other hand have low iron at a 9 which should be at a 11 or above. So the nurse reminded me to make sure I'm taking my prenatal vitamins everyday, which I am and told her that I am. She had that look like, yeah right.  I think honestly it is a anemia issue on my mother's side bloodline, because my mom, me and now my daughter Gabi all have issues with our iron staying high. We eat high iron foods, take iron meds, and still the doctors say our iron is too low. They always ask us the same questions, do we feel faint, tired alot, and blah, blah, blah. The answer always is no and they be like, I don't see how when you iron is that low. I just think it is an issue that is hereditary but not enough to really affect us, being we don't have symptoms like a normal anemic person. I found out today after the u/s from my doctor the actual due date is January 3rd, 2013 and NOT January 2nd, 2013 as the nurses messed up on that last time. I knew they didn't have that date right, as they kept going back and forth spinning that little due date predictor wheel. The doctor told me to keep up with how many weeks pregnant I am, to know I turn a new week every Thursday. So today I started week 9 of my pregnancy. My breasts are still tender and sore at times, and still feel like heavy milk jugs(I guess because in actuality they really I still have major fatigue and it seems to have increased lately, as I have been needing to lay down during the day and take frequent naps. I feel MAJOR bloated and I'm still blowing my husband up with gas at night and in the early mornings. I am crampy on and off, but that is due to my ever growing uterus. Overall, I am a normal pregnant woman, with a healthy pregnancy, and keeping hope alive for 2 babies in there!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Maybe 2 or More.....

So I'm 8 weeks pregnant and I have a STRONG feeling, that I'm not having just one baby but Twins and even Multiples. Twins run in my family, as my dad is a fraternal twin and my grandmother had a sister who was a twin as well. I also had a dream the other night that when I went to my ultrasound appt., we saw 2 dark blobs on the screen indicating there was 2 babies. I have been really excited about having twins and didn't want to get my hopes up, to only be let down when I have my ultrasound at the end of this month on the 31st. So, I prayed the other night and asked the Lord to give me clarity as to whether I was having one baby or more than one baby. I told him to give me another dream showing how many babies I was having. The Lord deals with me a lot of times in dreams and when I was pregnant with Gabi, and I wanted to know whether I was having a girl or boy(and really wanted a girl), I prayed and that he would show me and he gave me a dream that I was having a girl. Sure enough I had a girl. So I prayed this time and sure enough that morning, I had a dream that I was at my ultrasound and saw the same 2 blobs(babies) on the screen, but this time the technician saw also 2 more. Yep, a total of 4 babies! So, I'm believing all the way that I am having more than one baby, and just can't wait till next Thursday to have my 1st ultrasound to see them! Other updates on the pregnancy:They say with twins/multiples the morning sickness and all other pregnancy symptoms are doubled and increased, well I have not been having MAJOR morning sickness but I have been having it here and there. It is mostly when I have went a while without eating, is when I feel it and boy do I feel it strong. Normally though after I eat it subsides. My boobs although are tender and swollen, and feel like milk jugs. I am tired A LOT, especially when I get up in the mornings. Even though I get between 8-9 hours of sleep each night, when I get up I feel I had no sleep at all. I have to urinate frequently, especially at night. A new symptom has come today, headaches. I am MAJOR gassy, mostly at night and in the mornings....Poor hubby! Headaches come here and there. I am MAJOR bloated, but above all that MAJOR ELATED to be blessed with the ability to conceive and looking forward to seeing those blobs(babies) on that screen next Thursday! Stay tuned.....

Psalm 127:3-5a Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him. Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior’s hands. How joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them! NLT

Saturday, May 5, 2012

A New Addition is Coming Soon!

Yep, you heard right me and the hubby are preparing for baby #2! YAY! We had planned to have baby #2 when our daughter Gabi turned 2, but I guess God had another plan which I'm cool with that! LOL! I think I have no choice when it comes to God, he is in control and that's the way I like it b/c I make a mess out of everything with my hands on it! LOL! I'm 5 weeks pregnant, healthy, and baby's healthy so all is well! I will post updates on the pregnancy each month. So stay tuned.......

How far along?: 5 Weeks

How big is baby?: a appleseed.
Maternity clothes?: I'm shopping now to build my collection, as my clothes are getting a lilttle uncomfortable.....
Stretch marks?: tell me something I don't already know and see.
Sleep?: taking more naps, as that first trimester fatigue is starting to hit. Also having difficulties staying asleep through the whole night, as those frequent urination trips are also visiting me. 
Best moment this week?: Purchasing some smoking hot and super comfy dressy/casual pants from the Motherhood Maternity store yesterday! I love that store, even if they are pricey! 
Movement?: None...too early.
Food cravings?: All things chicken related (baked chicken, fried chicken, buffalo wings, chicken fajitas, chicken salad,  etc....),  and Teriyaki flavored anything.
Labor signs?: nope.
Belly button in or out?: in.
What I miss: sleeping throughout the night
What I'm looking forward to: My bump looking more like a baby bump, instead of it looking like a bloated blob. Oh yea, and also hearing the baby's heartbeat at my next d.r.'s appt.