The Last Few Weeks of Pregnancy and Life Update

Life Update Third Trimester-1-5Hello Friends!

It’s been a long time since I’ve sat down to write a blog post and I actually didn’t expect to be gone for so long.

In July, I decided to take a step back from blogging because of a very difficult pregnancy. I am currently 35 weeks pregnant, which means that we will be meeting our little boy very soon. In fact, my c-section is already scheduled and is just a little over 2 weeks away.

This pregnancy has been even harder than with Nathaniel, especially during the second trimester. I’ve been hospitalized several times because of severely low electrolytes, acidosis, nausea, vomiting and a lot of other GI issues, which aren’t fun to talk about. Anyway, I did end up getting a PICC line again, which is a more permanent type of IV access and I am getting IV fluids with electrolytes every day.

I have been feeling much stronger since I’ve been getting the electrolytes, but I still have to be very careful not to overdo things, because this time, I also have a lot more contractions.

If you’re new to my blog and want to read more about my previous pregnancy, you can find those posts here. 

We are doing great overall. Nathaniel is growing quickly and we love watching him achieve new milestones, learn new things and get to see his personality developing. He brings us so much happiness and is a bundle of energy and adventure. He is at such a fun age right now; I am trying to soak it all in. I absolutely LOVE being a Mommy and even though it can be challenging and exhausting, it’s so rewarding and fulfilling. My husband and I are so excited to have another son added to our family very soon and it’ll be a lot of fun to have a playmate for Nathaniel.

Life Update Third Trimester-1-4I’m sorry I haven’t been able to respond to comments or emails, but I hope you can understand that I’ve been in survival mode and had to choose my priorities. I would really appreciate your prayers for the upcoming c-section, for a healthy, strong baby boy and a quick recovery for me with no complications. I hope you are all doing well. I appreciate all your thoughtful emails, comments and prayers.Life Update Third Trimester-1-6


  • Inna C

    It’s so nice to hear from you Olga! Thank you for the update! May God bless you on your upcoming csection and give you strength to get through these last few weeks of pregnancy!! Nathaniel is growing up to be such a cutie pie, I can’t wait to see pictures of him interacting with his little brother!! So happy for you!! Take care!

  • Liliya

    You have been on our thoughts and prayers. I am so excited your family is expanding and that God has helped you through yet another pregnant. I cannot wait until you hold this little bundle in your arms. Be blessed ❤️

  • Natasha

    Olga, it is so good to see an update from you! I will be praying for you and your new little one! Pregnancy is tough to begin with but when you add complications, wow, I can’t even imagine how hard it has been for you. God bless you with a healthy rest of your pregnancy, a healthy and perfect baby boy and a good recovery!

  • Olya

    I’m so sorry to hear you are having such a hard pregnancy! Mine was rough also! Praying for you and the baby! God bless!!!

  • oksana

    Thank you so much for the update. I have been thinking about you and your family and praying, especially during the hurricane matthew. I’ll be praying you and the birth day of your baby boy. May God bless you and your family. And I’ll pray for a quicker recovery after your c-section, so you can fully enjoy your beautiful blessings. I’m excited for you!!!!

  • Olga

    Hi Olga,
    I’ve been checking your blog every so often to see if you’re alive and well. I’m thinking of, and praying for you. God bless the rest of your pregnancy, delivery and I’m praying that you have a quick recovery! God bless you and your cute little family!

  • Valya @ Valya's Taste of Home

    I’m so happy to hear from you Olga! I couldn’t stop thinking about you lately, my dear, and was hoping everything is ok. Thank you for the update and we will continue praying for you! God bless you and your growing family!!!!

  • Olga

    So happy to finally see a post from you 🙂 glad everyone is doing well, especially you! You look so beautiful btw, even more so with this pregnancy.. you must be doing it right 🙂

  • Angelina

    Olga, I can’t read this without joyful tears in my eyes. So happy for your family and excited with you on the addition of another baby boy! Take your time to recover, we will wait:)

  • Alla

    Dear Olga!!!! May God Bless you and your upcoming C-section!!!!! Praying for everything to go well!!!!!! Rest as much as you need dear and take care of yourself!!! We all praying for you!!!!! You are always in your thoughts!!!!!

  • lena

    I am so glad to hear from you. I was fearing the worse and praying that everything was ok. We will continue to pray for the remainder of your pregnancy and your upcoming c-section. May God bless you and your little ones and give you a fast recovery, with strength to enjoy the newborn and your toddler. God bless you. Thank you for the update.

  • Inna

    So happy to hear from you, Olga!!! 😀 May God bless you, the rest of your pregnancy, delivery, recovery, new baby boy and all your family!!! 🙏😊 can’t wait to see pix of your new baby boy!!! 😀

  • Julie

    Olga, don’t worry about not answering, I hope people understand. I love your recipes, I like to follow everything exactly how u do it. may God bless you and your c section soon, may He give you the strength to get through this. I too gave birth 1 month ago, babies are the greatest blessing in a family. May God take care of you & your family!!

  • JFK

    so nice to hear from you…
    It was great to hear from you. I totally understand what is survival mode is it… Take cake of yourself and your family.
    Wishing you blessings for delivery and recovery. May Lord send wisdom to your OB doctor during your C-section…

  • Tzivia

    Wow hello olya so nice of hear from you darlin glad to that you are coming along and pulling thru don’t worry if you haven’t been up to speed with the recipes those can wait your health is the most important thing right now what a beautiful family omg Nathaniel so getting to be such a big and might I add still very cute boy I wish you all the best of luck on your upcoming pregnancy all the best cheers

  • Tonya

    Thank you for taking your time to update us. It’s so good to hear that you’re almost at the finish line.:) You and your family are in my prayers. I pray that everything will go well and that your recovery time will be fast. You are such an amazing person!!!! May God bless you, your baby, Nathaniel and your husband!

  • Lena

    Olya!!! Good luck with the upcoming surgery. I’ll be praying that everything goes well. You are such a great person! Everything will be good!

  • Mariya

    So nice to hear from you 🙂 that everyone is doing well.
    Keeping you and your family in my prayers. May God continue help you with this pregnancy. BE strong!

  • Tonya

    Olechka and Sergey, Congratulations!!!!!! Thank you for posting your update on Facebook!!!!! You look so beautiful Olechka!!! When I saw your picture, I started to cry. I am so happy for you!!!!! I wish you everything the best, and speedy recovery!!!!!!

  • Elizabeth LaPointe

    Dear Olga, It’s been a long while since I’ve been on your site. I’ve been so busy myself, with children visiting from Colorado, travelling back & forth to Syracuse from MA to help my 82 yr old mom (has Alzheimer) & 91 yr old stubborn dad (recently) split his head open but he’s good now… and my ministry & of course cooking for my sis & myself.
    Congratulations to you & Sergey & Nathaniel (love his старшій брат tee)on Joshua Paul, the cutest fella there is! Makes me want to have 3 more! I’m glad you’re back & hope you continue to share with us more recipes and may Jehovah keep you all under his loving care.

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