Hello Bump: Episode 12 + Bonus with Melissa & Justin Gaston

Hello Bump: Episode 12 + Bonus with Melissa & Justin Gaston

This week we released two new episodes of Hello Bump Podcast.  Last week the highly anticipated Gender Reveal Episode went up, so if you don’t already know what we’re having, listen to this episode. ๐Ÿ™‚

On Monday, Episode 12, which covered week 17 was released.  During our 17th week of pregnancy, we returned home to LA after over two weeks of vacation.  I was so sad to leave my favorite place on earth, 30A, but happy to see our sweet fur baby.

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Speaking of fur babies, I’ve had so many mothers tell me that before pregnancy their dogs were their babies, but they just basically forgot them after the baby came along.  Matt and I love Soka so much, that I can’t imagine us forgetting her…  Or her letting us forget her.  She’s a demanding little diva and she makes sure that you give her attention when she wants it.  I’m looking for a little feedback here from y’all.  Leave a comment below and let me know how your relationship with your pet was affected by baby’s arrival.

Also in this episode, Matt expresses his disdain (yet again) for my beloved pregnancy pillowMy snoogle has helped so much with my hip and lower back pain, and he gets that part of it.  It’s just that the pillow literally is the great divide in our bed, lol.  I also chatted about the compression socks I wore for flying and have had some requests for the link, so click here to see the socks I’m talking about.

I’ve also had multiple women reach out to me about Natural Calm this week and I chatted about it in detail in this episode.  I take 1.5 teaspoons every night mixed in water at bedtime, which my OB has approved.  I have experienced so many benefits from taking magnesium, that I can tell a difference on the days I forget to take it.

Listen to Episode 12 on iTunes, Stitcher or here:

Also, we released a special bonus episode with two of our dearest friends, Justin Gaston and Melissa Ordway-Gaston.  They’re also pregnant and due THE DAY AFTER us!  So crazy!!  It’s so fun having a girlfriend to experience everything right along with.  We text each other every couple of days with new symptoms, cravings and just pregnancy thoughts in general.

If you were a 90210 fan, then you will probably remember her as Sydney, Liam’s love interest from the last season.  She has also been on Young & the Restless for the past +5 years.  We met Justin and Melissa right before she booked 90210 and we chat about her being on the show.  Justin & I also chat about watching our spouses’ sex scenes and how we made light of the situation and ended up becoming great friends.  As a matter of fact, both Justin and Melissa were in our wedding. ๐Ÿ™‚

Be sure to listen to their episode because their parenting journey is so special.  They have one 15 month old daughter, Olivia, who is adopted and they dive into their story about how this sweet little girl became a part of their little family.  For anyone that has been touched by adoption or is thinking about adoption, this episode is so special because of their openness to discuss their experience.

Listen to Justin and Melissa Gaston on Hello Bump:

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  • Love your Hello Bump Podcast each week! Can’t wait to see pics of your precious Princess Lanter! I remember Melissa from 90210. Loved watching that show! I remember her scenes with Matt as Liam and wishing he would wake up and realize Annie is the one for him. Anyways, all worked out in the series finale. I did like Sydney and thought Melissa played her well. Also how she was Grant Gustin’s character stepmom or whatever. Love my Grant on The Flash!

    I think all akward love scenes and such aside that all of you are such great friends is wonderful! Must be fun sharing pregnancy journey with one of your best friends! Love your blog posts, the podcast, and your videos! Been fan of Matt’s for many years… prob since the time first saw him in a CSI episode if not before then. Then been fan of yours Angela for few years or so now. You’re just a down to Earth sweetheart! Congrats on your pregnancy! โค๏ธ?

    • Angela Lanter

      Thank you, Erin! Melissa is just the best. It’s so much fun being on this journey with her!

  • Yep! My husband and I had a boxer that we adopted after we’d been married for just a few months, and he was definitely our baby. Probably not truly a diva, but even at 65 lbs, he thought he was a lap dog! Two years later when our first child was born, my feelings definitely changed. I can’t say my husband’s feeling changed as much as mine did, but I definitely paid less attention to him once I had a baby to take care of.

    • Angela Lanter

      I think Matt’s feeling won’t change towards her because she is definitely HIS dog, which always makes me so mad lol!

  • Michelle Peterson

    Hey girl! All pregnant wives deal with that awkward pregnancy pillow. My husband complained ALL THE TIME about mine. Saying it took up all the room and there was no room for him in our king size bed! HA! If you watch that movie The Back Up Plan with Jennifer Lopez and Alex O’Loughlin, my favorite scene is when Alex chunks that pillow out the window and Jennifer moves heaven and earth to go find it! Hilarious and VERY accurate! The curse of the pregnancy pillow plagues every expecting father. ๐Ÿ˜‰ It’s only for a season though and when you have the next baby you will drag that pillow out again. Tell Matt he just needs to get over the insecurity that the pillow is replacing him as your cuddle buddy. ๐Ÿ™‚

    We have a cat named Thor (my husband named him not me) and we love him like one of the family but he has definitely been demoted from top rung of the household to close to the bottom. We still call him our baby and we refer to him as a big brother to our kids. My son actually loves him to death but Thor is not fond of anyone other than myself or my husband. His breed only bonds with one or two people and I am definitely momma to him. He will wait till the kids are in bed and my husband is in bed to come and plant himself in my lap. We have had him since he was a small kitten so he only knows me as his momma. He gets his loves from me and when he wants to play he will come and find my husband. He is starting to warm up to my son though and Miles has been here two years now so. I guess he has figured out that he is here indefinitely lol. Blessings!

    • Angela Lanter

      Haha I ALWAYS think of The Back-Up Plan when Matt starts to complain about the pillow! I love that movie. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I don’t know how Soka will handle the change of the baby’s arrival. She LOVES babies and kids, but she’s never been around a baby 24/7, so it’ll be interesting!

  • Loved listening to the podcast! My husband and I got to listen to the Bonus Interview with Melissa and Justin together and we enjoyed hearing their adoption story!

    We have a sweet black lab named Sadie. She is 3 years old and we’ve had her since she was a puppy. I definitely thought no way would I forget about her after our little girl was born but it’s a big shift in family dynamics and she doesn’t get the attention she used to, well until recently. Our little girl is 16 months old and she’s in love with our dog Sadie and watching their relationship is so sweet! But when our little one was a newborn there would be nights where we’d sit down at 8 pm and realize we hadn’t fed Sadie dinner yet. She always got fed because she sure didn’t let us forget but things change for sure. So for sure the pups don’t let you forget them, our Sadie is an indoor dog so she’s always with us, but there is less time for them once the baby comes! And also all the money I used to spend on excess treats or toys for Sadie go towards clothes for my little girl now haha!

    • Angela Lanter

      Thank you, Emily! I just don’t know what to expect because Soka is the center of our world lol!

  • Allison Rios

    I love your podcast!!!!! You both make me laugh so much
    I just had my 2nd daughter (Olivia, she is 5 months where has the time gone!) and I have an almost 5-year-old, Savanna. But I definitely had to get new undies, almost all my maternity clothes were from Motherhood Maternity. I completely get the scary not so scary feeling. It’s so different!! One day it’s just you 2 the next day there’s a tiny little princess that you are so madly in love with and can not believe you created. After having Savanna we were so excited we didn’t even sleep the first night. She was (and still is so beautiful) but it’s just such a new life that you are about to embark on and it has to be the greatest life!! I just don’t know how to explain it, having a 5-year-old and now a 5 months old they’re both so different from each other and they’re both going through such different things.
    All I can say is enjoy the snuggles, the kisses, and even the cries. One day they won’t need you.

    • Angela Lanter

      Thank you, Allison! You’re description of parenthood makes me excited for Little Miss to get here. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I just listened to the latest episode and had to speak to the baby movement topic. Let me tell you that movement in utero has NOTHING to do with how active they are after they’re born. I have three little boys, and my most active in utero is actually my most chill baby outside of the womb! You just have to think how tiny of a space they’re in, so you’re feeling every shift and stretch they make. Think of how many times a day you do those things, and it puts it into perspective. I love the podcast- you guys are so real and relatable. Have a great day!

    Oh, and the pregnancy underwear thing, I think it depends on what kind you’re wearing. I never bought maternity underwear, but I was also wearing super stretchy hipsters from Victoria’s Secret. If you’re wearing something more fitted with tighter seams, it makes total sense to have to change. Don’t feel bad about that! Our bodies do some weird junk when we’re pregnant!

    • Angela Lanter

      Such great insight, thank you Jessica!!

      You’re the second person in the past day who said that about underwear! My problem was probably that I was wearing CK’s with elastic waistbands. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I LOVE listening to your podcast each week! I am 21 weeks pregnant with my first baby (a GIRL!) and it is so fun getting to hear all the things you are going through at the same time. I tell my husband about the things you and Matt say all the time like we are friends, ha!! The one point in this weeks episode that really resonated with me is the “fear” of life changing and it no longer being just my husband and I. We actually just got back from our babymoon on Tuesday, and I cried multiple times that day thinking it’d be our last trip just us 2 (or without another human to be worrying about forever). Obviously, we are so excited and blessed to have this baby, but change is scary too. Soak up these last few months! I know I plan to!! Also, finally caved and bought the snoogle pillow just now! Oh- and don’t feel bad about the maternity undies, I bought them as soon as I saw your post about them!

    • Angela Lanter

      Oh girl, I so get those feelings! My mom always says, a baby changes everything. I know it’s true, and it’s going to be amazing changes, but change is always scary nonetheless. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Angela Lanter

    Haha we haven’t talked about filming the record sessions!

  • Jennifer Rose

    Recently found the podcast and I’m loving it! No babies for me yet but I love the honesty and it makes me so excited to eventually have a baby!! Congrats to you both can’t wait to follow the rest of your journey!!!!

    • Angela Lanter

      Thank you, Jennifer! I’m so happy that you like it!

  • Sasha Nguyen

    I just listened to your episode 17 pod cast. I also had cramping in my lower legs when I was pregnant. Never before did I ever have that happen to me. It often woke me from my sleep. My doctor told me it was charlie horses. Quick tip that helped me was to have my husband roughly massage it. It does hurt still but it eases the pain faster. However I dont believe that there are any cures for it. I still until this day get them from time to time almost being 28 and my daughter is now 8. I definitely do not get them as common as I did being pregnant. So just know you are not alone there. By the way I love listening to you guys! You are awesome!

    • Angela Lanter

      I’ve been getting one leg cramp a week since then and Matt wakes up and massages it for me… So painful!
      I have learned that I have to stretch my calves before bed and drink my Natural Calm, or else I have a bigger chance of getting a cramp. I heard an old wives tale this week in Ohio that I’m going to try next!

  • Samantha

    I’m playing catch up on your podcasts (they crack me up! y’all are literally the cutest couple ever). I wanted to comment on your dog question because it hit close to home for me. When I was pregnant with my first daughter a close friend of mine told me I would no longer care about my pug Olivia once the baby was here. I laughed it off, but I was actually upset she said that to me. Olivia was my โ€œfirst bornโ€ and had been my world for the past six years. I will admit that things changed, but donโ€™t let the idea of your dog coming in second upset you. It was not nearly as devastating as she made it sound. The only major change was that we didnโ€™t let our dog sleep in the bed with us anymore. I think she actually sleeps better now in her own bed. Olivia loves her job of keeping up with my 3 and 6 year old girls every day. They certainly wear each other out (in a good way!).

    • Angela Lanter

      So good to know! We love Soka so much, it makes us so sad every time anyone says that will change!!

  • Hey Angela! Iโ€™m listening to your podcast and Iโ€™m listening to the part where youโ€™re getting leg cramps, life saving advice for me is the minute you feel it, try stretching your calf by pointing your toes toward you! It always went away for me when I did that!

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