Monday, September 29, 2014

Bump Day ~ 30 Weeks



How far along? 30 weeks, baby is the size of a cucumber.

Weight gain/loss: Not much new to report here.  My weekly update informed me that from now until delivery I can expect to gain 1 pound per week, I'd be ok not packing on 10 more pounds.

Maternity Clothes? Several people kept suggesting leggings to get through the home stretch, so I ordered a pair.  It's been too hot to wear them, but after trying them on I can definitely see the appeal.  I think I may finally be inducted into the "legging as pants" club as soon as this fall heat wave moves on out. 

Sleep: I took a nap for this first time in forever the other day.  It was awesome.

Stretch marks: Still just itchy.

Best moment this week: Finding a daycare that I both love and isn't going to cost an arm and a leg!  Biggest downer?  No openings until March/April.  Two months AFTER I plan on returning to work.  Womp. Womp. So now the search continues for some temporary care until they have a spot.

Movement: All the time!  Probably the part I'll miss most once she's on the outside.

Food cravings: Fruity pebbles cereal.  If I could stop cooking and just eat that for dinner every night, I would.

Gender: Girl!

Labor Signs: No.  I do notice more cramps if I haven't had enough water for the day, but other wise it's smooth sailing in there.

What I Miss: Not having to mentally prepare myself to pick something up off the floor if I've dropped it.

What I'm looking forward to:  Enjoying these last 10 weeks, I have a feeling they may fly by!

Weekly Wisdom: If you're going to sit outside at night, wear bug spray or you will be covered in bug bites from head to toe.

Milestones: Filling out my pre-registration packet for the hospital.  Shit just got real.

Big Brother:  Jamie came up and sat in my lap the other night saying he wanted to feel his baby sister move.  I still don't think he actually feels anything because patience isn't exactly his strong suit, but it was still the sweetest thing ever. 

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Bump Day ~ 29 Weeks


How far along? 29 weeks, baby is the size of an acorn squash.

Weight gain/loss: I really tried to reign in the crap food eating this week and actually lost a few pounds.  I'm really trying not to let it get out of hand in the last 10 weeks like I did with Jamie.

Maternity Clothes? It's been hot again.  So the shorts have been back out.  I told Adam I may just live in maternity shorts forever.

Sleep: No complaints.  I'm enjoying the minimal overnight potty breaks while they last, most nights I don't even get up once!

Stretch marks: I tried to dig out my old Palmer's spray oil and couldn't find it.  Need to get something soon though, the itchy bump is getting crazy.

Best moment this week: Passed my glucose test!  Guess I don't have to quit the sugar!

Movement: Still lots during the day!  I'm trying to decided how she's laying in there, but can't quite tell by the kicks.

Food cravings: Still sweets.  All the sweets.  All the time.  I'm trying to find a slightly healthier alternative to curb the craving, coming up empty handed.

Gender: Team pink!

Labor Signs: Nada.  Kind of thought I'd have felt a Braxton Hicks contraction or two by now, but nope, not a thing.  She's cozy in there!

What I Miss: Being able to squeeze through tight spaces without taking out half the room or unintentionally molesting people with my bump.

What I'm looking forward to:  Sprucing up the nursery a bit.  Or at the very least taking all the miscellaneous crap out so she has somewhere to sleep.

Weekly Wisdom: If you want to guarantee a buffet of brownies and cookies at your tailgate, invite the pregnant girl.

Milestones: First unofficial home football game with baby girl!

Big Brother:  He asks all the time when his baby sister is coming, I think he's getting tired of waiting. Or wondering if we've made this whole baby thing up.



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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Bump Day ~ 28 Weeks


How far along? 28 weeks, baby is the size of an eggplant.

Weight gain/loss: Can I plead the fifth?

Maternity Clothes? It was actually cool this weekend and I got to bust out the maternity jeans!  I've never been so grateful for cool weather.....and elastic waist pants.

Sleep: Still great!  I'm noticing how tired I'm feeling by the end of the day though.  Some nights I could (and do) fall asleep by 8.

Stretch marks: I feel like the bump has been at a standstill for a few weeks now, so no new battle wounds to report.

Best moment this week: Turning off the A/C this week and opening up the windows!  Kind of early to be having such cool weather, but I will take it!!

Movement: I can feel her when I'm standing up, I don't ever remember that with Jamie.  Usually I had to be sitting or laying down, but this little ninja gets her kicks in whenever she can!

Food cravings: Candy corn pumpkins.  Also?  Honeycrisp apples and caramel dip.  Doesn't get more fall {or sweet} than that!

Gender: Based on all the pink and ruffles that's currently taken over our house, hopefully still a girl!  I had a dream that I had another ultrasound and the tech told me it was a boy.  Better not be any crazy delivery day surprises!

Labor Signs: Other than a few cramps here and there, not a thing.  Adam thinks I'll be going late and have to be induced again.  I agree on the past due part, hopefully not the latter.

What I Miss: Not having a 50 minute one way commute.  Most days I don't mind it, but lately I'm so tired by the time I get in the car I wish I could close my eyes and put it on auto pilot! 

What I'm looking forward to:  Is it too soon to say an outside baby?  I definitely haven't reached the point of being completely over this pregnancy, but I am getting anxious to meet this little girl!

Weekly Wisdom: Going to Dr's appointments without a preschooler in tow will always be more pleasant and result in lower blood pressure, even when you have to do your glucose test and get a shot in the butt.

Milestones: Third Trimester!

Big Brother:  Some days I get a little nostalgic thinking about how much his little world is going to be rocked.  I know have a sibling will be great in the long run, but the transition to two and having to split my time with him for the first time ever is kind of scary.


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Monday, September 8, 2014

Bump Day ~ 27 Weeks



How far along? 27 weeks, baby is the size of a rutabaga!  Which honestly doesn't mean a thing to me.  What the heck is a rutabaga?

Weight gain/loss: I find out for sure on Tuesday. I'm tempted to get on the scale backwards.

Maternity Clothes?  Same ole, same ole.

Sleep: Had a few killer bouts of heartburn this week that kept me up.  Let's hope the old wives tale is true and this means baby girl is sprouting a head full of hair in there!

Stretch marks: Nothing new.  Belly button is getting flatter.

Best moment this week: Going to a HUGE sunflower field just outside of town.  For years I've wondered why I live in Kansas, the sunflower state, and never see any!  So when I discovered this field so close to home I was dying to go.  It was worth the wait.  I was in Sunflower heaven!

Movement: She moves so much during the day when I'm at work!  So different than her brother who didn't wake up until I got home.

Food cravings: Besides my wicked sweet tooth?  I ate a bowl of cereal for dinner twice this week.

Gender: Sugar and spice!

Labor Signs: Twice over the weekend I got some killer cramps when walking, think it was mainly due to not drinking enough water.

What I Miss:  Being able to climb to the top of a football stadium without feeling like I'm going to die.

What I'm looking forward to:  Third tri next week!

Weekly Wisdom: If you already have heartburn, eating Mexican is probably not going to help.

Milestones: Bought a few things that weren't clothes. Shocking I know.  Some sheets and a few new girly diapers.  I also registered at Target for the free swag and registry discount.  We aren't having any showers or sprinkles or whatever people call them for second babies, but it's nice having one compiled list of what we need.  Also made it feel real.  We're going to have an actual little baby in this house again!

Big Brother:  He's been SUPER clingy to me lately.  I mean, he's always been a mama's boy, but lately it's been epic.  I think he's starting to sense the big changes ahead.


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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Bump Day ~ 26 Weeks


How far along? 26 weeks, baby is the size of a head of lettuce!

Weight gain/loss: I stepped on the scale at home then pretended I didn't.

Maternity Clothes?  Picked up a few items for fall/3rd Tri during all the great Labor Day sales.  Now I just need some cooler weather.  For now I'll continue to live in tanks and maxi skirts.

Sleep: No huge complaints.

Stretch marks: There's definitely some growing going on based on the itchy bump, but I'm hoping not to gain any new battle scars.

Best moment this week: Spending one final summer weekend at the lake!

Movement: She's a mover and a shaker in there!

Food cravings: Still sweets.  Seriously, some days, ok...most days, it's the only thing that sounds good.  I keep buying all my usual healthy food choices, but every time I open the fridge and see them, it just sounds gross.

Gender: Baby Sister!

Labor Signs: Nope.

What I Miss:  Beer.  Labor day weekend on the boat and kicking off football season on Saturday just wasn't the same without a nice cold one.

What I'm looking forward to: Finishing up the nursery.  It's currently the catch all room where all crap goes to die.  It's also become our over flow closet.  So some rearranging is in order!  Other than that there's really not much to do.  All the major stuff is staying, furniture, bedding, etc, but I figured I'd take big Brother's name off the wall and add a few new little things to make the space special just for her.

Weekly Wisdom: If your unborn child already has more clothes than you do, stop opening all the sale emails.  And for the love of god, delete the zulily app off your phone.

Milestones: Under 100 days to go!!  I remember being in the 250s, so this seems HUGE!

Big Brother:  One time he shouted "Boo!" and she moved, so now he thinks it's funny to try and scare the baby again.  He likes to pat, hug and kiss the bump a lot too.  It's pretty sweet how much he loves his sister, let's just hope he doesn't want to send her back when she actually arrives!

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Bump Day ~ 25 Weeks



How far along? 25 weeks, baby is the size of a head of cauliflower!

Weight gain/loss: No news is good news at this point.

Maternity Clothes?  I feel like I'm at a bit of a stale mate wardrobe wise.  I refuse to buy anything new with fall around the corner, but I'm sick of the same rotation over and over and over again.

Sleep: Not great.  Not horrible.  Waking up at 5:30 for no apparent reason on a Sunday sucks though.  Not to mention how draining this face melting heat wave has been.

Stretch marks: Nada.

Best moment this week: We have a name!  And I sorta love it.  And maybe ordered a monogrammed gown/hat set for the hospital.....and got some free personalized thank you notes during a shutterfly sale.  Ironically, I looked back in the archives and realized we chose/announced Jamie's name this same week!  This go around we've decided not to share, at least not on social media.  So unless you're family or I know you in real life, you'll be waiting another 15 weeks to find out!

Movement: Noticing some kicks above the belly button!

Food cravings: Gimme all the chocolate!

Gender: Team pink!

Labor Signs: Yeah, no.

What I Miss:  Brushing my teeth without gagging.  With Jamie this passed around 14 weeks when the nausea left.  Not this time!  Baby girl apparently has something against oral hygiene.

What I'm looking forward to:  Fall.  We really lucked out with a mild summer, but the past week has been hell with no relief in sight.  I'm ready for cool, crisp mornings/nights!

Weekly Wisdom: If you wake up at 5:00AM on a Sunday, don't look at your phone.  Then you'll be tempted to catch up on the world and will never go back to sleep.

Milestones: Picked a name!

Big Brother:  I've tried to get him to feel kicks, but they're too sporadic and not quite strong enough for an impatient 4 year old.  He will put his hand on my belly and then immediately say he felt one, even when I know the baby hasn't even moved.  It's sweet none the less so I don't dash his hopes and dreams, but I can't wait to see his reaction when he really feels one!

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Bump Day ~ 24 Weeks



How far along? 24 weeks, baby is a cantaloupe! That seems big!

Weight gain/loss: Ignorance is bliss for 3 more weeks.

Maternity Clothes?  I tried to put on a pair of snug fitting workout type pants the other day, the result was laughable.  I think I need to find a fold over style yoga pant from here on out.

Sleep: I've been waking up more at night, tossing and turning a bit more.  I'm hoping it's the heat wave we've had and not pregnancy insomnia kicking in.

Stretch marks: Nothing new, the belly button is getting more shallow though.

Best moment this week: Adam finally felt her move!

Movement: Some days she's a rocking and a rolling.  Some days she's pretty quiet.

Food cravings: Taco Bell.  Random.  I ate it.  I think I'm good now for another few years.

Gender: Sugar and Spice!

Labor Signs: Nope.

What I Miss:  Had a few sips of beer over the weekend.  Contemplated having a glass, figured it was no difference than a glass of wine which lots of women will indulge in occasionally, but decided against it.

What I'm looking forward to:  The old belly rounding out.  I don't know why my babies like to give me this weird flat bump, but it's not really a great look.  I blame the long torso, too much room to spread up, no need to move out.

Weekly Wisdom: Stay off Zulily.  All baby clothes look cute at 5 AM when you can't sleep and one touch ordering is far too easy!

Milestones: Viability day!  So baby officially has a chance of surviving if born at this point.  I vote we let her keep baking.

Big Brother:  Said goodbye to the only daycare/school he's ever known this week.  He couldn't have cared less, he was so excited about starting at his new school to really comprehend what it really meant to leave.  I on the other hand was a blubbering mess.  These women have been my village for almost 4 years, it was bittersweet saying goodbye.


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