Motherhood Monday

Why am I glowing? Greybie, maybe?

Well well well…. it’s that time. I haven’t blogged in a while because I have been emotionally going through! I received some news months ago that shook me to my core. It shocked me because, it was just so unexpected. I literally had to wrap my mind around this one. Get to it already…. what is it?

I am prego! Yep. Pregnant!
A couple months ago, I went to Chicago and decided to take a pregnancy test before I went. We were going for a wedding and knew we were planning on kicking it WELL! I was also on a two month break from birth control. I was also reading that damn 50 SHADES OF GREY! If you mix all three books of 50 Shades with no birth control you get, “PREGNANT!” (A Greybie!)
What happened was, I removed my IUD because it was giving me headaches, acne & body aches. I said I will give my body a 2 month break on hormones and then get back on a low dosage pill. Well, the week I was supposed to start back on my pill, WHALA! Test positive!
Why was it shocking? It was shocking because it was unexpected. My husband and I recently agreed we were happy with our two even though he wasn’t willing to get snipped! He asked me was I playing a practical joke on him when I told him. I almost slapped him! In addition to the fact that we HAVE NOTHING FOR A BABY! We gave away or sold everything we had!
We found out pretty early and we didn’t tell anyone until I was 9 weeks. Now I have rounded out my first trimester and starting my 13th week and I feel better. I now have a peace about it and understand it’s just Gods plan for my life. My children are EXCITED! What’s funny is before we told them they started asking for another little brother named Tony (Power Ranger).

So what now?

Well before I found out I was expecting, I did Zumba consistently. Since I got the news, Zumba was hard on me at first. So I started walking everyday. I get up at 5:30ish and walk for about 45 minutes before my household wakes up. I tried Zumba last week, and I was glad to say I could keep up.
With my first two children I gained 70 pounds rounding out my birth delivery weight at 205 and 210!! I refuse to get that big with this one. My goal is the 25-35 pounds you are supposed to gain with your child, hence the morning workouts. I actually just want to be all belly with this baby.
I invite you to join me if you are pregnant and need a motivation partner. I also invite you to keep an eye on me as I progress into this 3rd (and final) pregnancy with motivation, tips, and more as I try to keep my weight down and my fashion cute.
I will be doing a new segment every Monday called Maternity Monday, with updates, give-a-ways and product reviews.
Pray for me yall!!



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  • kita
    August 20, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Congrats so happy for you. I am afraid to give away my things now *putting them back in closet* I am so happy for you.

    • Bernetta
      August 20, 2012 at 1:02 pm

      Thanks Kita! You made me laugh when you said, I am afriad to give away my things now! KEEP ’em girly! You never know.

  • Lindsay Chung
    August 20, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Congratulations!!! You’re a beautiful preggo lady!

    • Bernetta
      August 20, 2012 at 1:17 pm

      Thanks Lindsay!

  • ToshaDevon
    August 20, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Congrats on the new addition…I pray you have a happy healthy pregnancy and will be ALL BELLY!!!

    • Bernetta
      August 20, 2012 at 1:17 pm

      Me too Tosha! Me too!

  • Anonymous
    August 20, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    I am so excited to see where this wonderful journey will bring you. As you, I felt the same way and maybe even more so. I was so excited that my older two were able to do for themselves and getting more independent as the days went by. Also I had my boy and my girl… I was good! Then low and behold here comes #3. I have to say life has not been the same…. she is truly a joy as much as a little trouble maker but I would not change it for the world. Welcome to the club my dear friend… and it IS a fabulous one. #Early 1#

  • Never Dessert You
    August 20, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Congrats. Unexpected always brings a lifetime of joy! Wishing you and your family more happiness!

  • Mia
    August 20, 2012 at 1:46 pm


  • April Pickett-Moncrief
    August 20, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    So do Excited for you Bernetta & the new “grey ur” soon to be on its way!!! You guys are truly blessed! When your family increases, the blessings increase! Love, live, live your spirit! And can’t wait to watch you go through this beautiful process! #preggers looks good on you Ma! Congrats!

    • Bernetta
      August 20, 2012 at 2:56 pm

      Thanks April! That is exactly what my Bishop said, “When the family increaes, so does the blessing!”

  • Nana
    August 20, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    YAY!!!! Another baby is ALWAYS another blessing! So happy for you and your family. I feel you on it being unexpected and not having anything left. We did the same thing (donated EVERYTHING) before our “bonus track”. But you know what – GOD PROVIDES! It will all work out and the blessings will continue to flow! Good things happen to good people – and you fit the bill 🙂 CONGRATULATIONS!!! Looking forward to seeing you rock this pregnancy with style and finess! MUAH!

    • Bernetta
      August 20, 2012 at 2:56 pm

      Thanks Nana!! I am looking forward to it to > the mommy-to-be fashions!! Trying to wear NON-Maternity as long as possible!

  • Anonymous
    August 20, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Congrats Bernetta!! This is my story to the tee the 3rd time around except for the birth control! So I know exactly what ur saying when u say unexpected, and I still hadn’t rapped my head around being pregnant again (and having ANOTHER BOY) until like a week before he was born. As u stated though God is in control & knows what’s best… keep me posted on Shower details & delivery date, we can have playdates…. 😉 ~Agwina

    • Bernetta
      August 20, 2012 at 2:57 pm

      Hey Agwina! So where do you end up having your baby shower? And I will keep you posted. Just keep your January Sundays open!

  • Nicholean Randleman
    August 20, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    B, I was cracking up when my mom told me of the conversation you two had about “unplanned pregnancy “. I laughed cause I see where it totally went over her head what you were trying to tell her.

    I am so excited for what God has “planned” for you and my brother. I have been able to enjoy you and my God-niece and God-nephew through him.

    I can’t wait for the baby shower (they are always great)

    Love ya B, and congratulations to you and Earl

    • Bernetta
      August 20, 2012 at 2:59 pm

      Thanks Nicki!!
      You know we have already started planning it too! LOL!
      It’s gonna be a good one because it will be the FINAL one! And yes, I was laughing at your mom too! But I know it was unexpected so I didn’t think she would think I was serious. But when I told her, her mouth dropped! It was so funnY!

  • Nicholean Randleman
    August 20, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    B, I was cracking up when my mom told me of the conversation you two had about her “unplanned pregnancy ” email. What you were trying to tell her totally went over her head until you flat out said it!!!

    I am so excited about the birth of another Knighten!!! I am so glad I get to share you, Bailee, and Earl IV with Earl and I feel fortunate to be apart. I can’t wait til the baby shower (they are the best).


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    August 20, 2012 at 2:53 pm

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  • Anonymous
    August 20, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    I heard via the “Mochaline” this morning. Congrats..I’ll keep the boy stuff for you until you know gender. 🙂


  • Tiffanie Mosely
    August 20, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Super excited! Congrats to you and the family. I’ll be following all the way!

  • Tasha
    August 20, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Congrats, my friend!!! It is a blessing, and u can have Kam’s things if u like. I’m NOT having any more. Love u!!!

  • Mimi
    August 20, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    I knew it. When I saw you at the movie but I didn’t want to be rude and ask! Congratulations!!

  • Anonymous
    August 20, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    I had it at the Smyrna Comm. Ctr. I will keep them open!!
    ~ Agwina

  • MushyMamma(Daphne)
    August 20, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    B! Again I am so so happy for you, I could cry. Oh yea I already did that, lol. This is a beautiful thing…continue to be happy and blessed.

  • [email protected]
    August 22, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Blessed news & congratulations.
    I’m giving away a ton of A.J.’s newborn stuff and I’m thinking – “I better NOT get pregnant!”

  • Sojourner Marable Grimmett
    August 22, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Congratulations! You look great!

  • LA Lynn's
    August 22, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Greybieeeeeee!!!!! *Pumps Fist* And unexpected blessing!!!!!! Whelp, I just started reading 50 Shades of Grey so if anything pop off over through these tubes I’m calling 911 & the author so I can rep some benefits!!!!

    Congrats Dollface…


  • Kimberly Murray
    August 22, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    I hear that series IS a bit steamy. LOL. Congratulations!

  • Anonymous
    August 23, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Congrats to you & Earl……The power of prayer! Thinking back to January Vision Pre-K class were praying for babies,everyone wanted a baby!When asked if they had a prayer request their response would be for a baby. Bailey prayed daily,I remember sharing it with you,to which you responded(paraphasing We are Done!)Bailey even had a sad day when our class 1st pregancy was announced.Quickly the Lord said teach the children about prayer and praise.After teaching the kids to rejoice after their prayer request,never ask again but start thanking God for their babies,4 children(Bailey being 1) began to praise God with tears running down their cheeks,hands lifted and feeting jumping! Bless God 3 of those children Moms are expecting! 1 even cried telling me days later her Mom said No! Thus more praise and faith lessons! I saw you last week briefly & commented how beautiful you looked and tonight when I walked up to church Bailey came bursting through the door Auntie Sakinah My Mommy is having a baby! Lil Earl chimmed in with excitment and a group of women standing outside began to say I knew it that’s why she is glowing!Bless the Lord our God for the plan he has for U! Congrats on your Blog too!Love U guys Sakinah

    • Bernetta
      August 23, 2012 at 12:39 pm

      Wow Sakinah! That is really something. I knew Bailey and Earl talked about another baby but I always brushed them off because I was done! LOL! And after I got pregnant, they started talking about it more and more but they didn’t know yet! When we did tell them, they just screamed and jumped and hugged us!! They smiled all night. But they are so excited and ready. I know Bailee is going to be the second mama!! She is already ready! Thanks again for the prayers and continuing to allow my kids to praise, pray and worship! That’s one of the best things I love about her school!

  • KGilbert
    August 23, 2012 at 4:17 pm


  • KGilbert
    August 23, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! You look beautiful!!!

  • Rose's Daughter
    August 23, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Congratulations!!! I feel you on that 50 shades. I read the first book and got my IUD the weekend after I finished. I’ve given almost EVERYTHING away!

  • Anonymous
    August 24, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Congrats Bernetta!!! I can completely understand your early trepidation and I’m glad you are feeling more excited now. You are still styling’!!

  • [email protected]
    August 27, 2012 at 2:36 am

    Blessing to you.
    We’re one and done in the Kendrick household, so I’m a little jealous.

  • Ari
    September 6, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    GREYBIE…I love it! Congratulations again! I’m excited for all of you and I look forward to hearing all about your journey throughout this pregnancy.

  • MJ
    July 28, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Well there it is! LOL at mixing all three books! I can’t remember when I read the books but I do know for sure that Zoë was a product of make-up “goodness.” LOL