Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Baby Bump: 30 Weeks

How Far Along?:  30 WEEKS and 5 DAYS!!
Size of Baby:  He's over 15 inches now, at about 2.9 pounds!
Gender:  Baby is a BOY!!!!!
Weight Gain:  Up 22 pounds so far. AH!
Maternity Clothes:  You know it.
Stretch Marks:  Just a few oldies on my hips.
Movement:  This little guy is a mover for sure, and that makes mommy feel so much better about life. I can't tell you how thankful I am to have this little bundle and for him to join our family.
Symptoms:  Hip pain, all the way. I feel like they are breaking every time I walk! Other than that, just the joys and comforts of being uncomfortable, always.
Sleep:  Sleeping pretty well, except for when I need to pee or roll over, which takes too much effort and makes me out of breath.
Cravings:  Carbs. SURPRISE! And all of them. Good thing Thanksgiving is tomorrow.
Nursery:  Pretty much finished! All his laundry is done and put away. We made his crib up last weekend and put together our baby swing, bouncy seat, and bassinet, and now it's becoming all too real, all too fast.
Belly Button in or out?:  Half in, half out!
Wedding rings on or off?:  On!
Mood:  So incredibly thankful for our little baby boy, and for my rock star husband who makes life 1,000% better all the time.
What I Miss:  Just being able to sit comfortably in my office chair.
Best Moment This Week:  Matt laying in bed with me the other night, feeling baby boy kick and move around. I love how much he surprises his daddy with his movements. It's so sweet.
Looking Forward To:  Thanksgiving FOOD (and family) tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Baby Bump: 29 Weeks

How Far Along?:  29 weeks and 4 days! WHAT?!
Size of Baby:  He's over 15 inches now, at about 2.5 pounds!
Gender:  Baby is a BOY!!!!!
Weight Gain:  I'm up about 18-20 pounds and feeling good.
Maternity Clothes:  Yup and yup.
Stretch Marks:  No obvious ones, thank GOD.
Movement:  So much movement. I was just sitting here thinking about how grateful I am to be pregnant. I wanted this so badly for so long. At one point, I was scared I wouldn't ever be able to experience this. It's a blessing, a miracle. I'm so thankful.
Symptoms:  Back and hip pain is where it's at for me, lately. I feel like my hips are dislocated!
Sleep:  Sleeping pretty well lately (suprisingly). Just takes me a while to get comfy.
Cravings:  Nothing too out of the ordinary. My appetite is just off the charts.
Nursery:  Pretty much finished, other than needing to do some laundry and organizing! We finally got things put away from my baby shower (which was November 7th). It was absolutely perfect. :)
Belly Button in or out?:  In! But slowly creeping outward...
Wedding rings on or off?:  On!
Mood:  So thankful this week for our little baby boy.
What I Miss:  Right now, nothing. I'm enjoying this pregnancy quite a bit!
Best Moment This Week:  Even though it was about 10 days ago, I have to say my baby shower! We got a ton of amazing gifts and things we needed. We're so thankful for everyone who came.
Looking Forward To:  Our next baby class on Thursday! Woop!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Baby Bump: 28 Weeks

Soooo yeah, I've been pretty terrible about updating the blog with bumpdates! Life and work and everything have all just been so busy lately. I had an absolutely wonderful anniversary/birthday weekend with Matt and my family, and then from there, life got wild! So here are my 26 and 27-week bump photos sans update posts.

How Far Along?:  28 weeks exactly!
Size of Baby:  He's about 14 inches long now, weighing in at 2.5 pounds. Size of a coconut!
Gender:  Baby is a BOY!!!!!
Weight Gain:  So far, I'm up about 14-15 pounds. We'll find out the update next week at my next appointment.
Maternity Clothes:  All day, err day.
Stretch Marks:  I think some of my old ones on my thighs are making a reappearance...
Movement:  All the time and I love it. I'm so grateful for this healthy boy.
Symptoms:  Can't get comfortable anywhere, ever. My lower back hates me!
Sleep:  Still making those 2-3 bathroom trips every night, with one usually followed by me laying in bed for an hour with a racing mind. Ugh.
Cravings:  Not a whole lot, recently! Just carbs, carbs, carbs.
Nursery:  ALMOST finished, minus a few things we're hoping to receive at my baby shower TOMORROW!
Belly Button in or out?:  In! But slowly creeping outward... I can now see the inside of my belly button clear as day.
Wedding rings on or off?:  On!
Mood:  Feeling great, just moody. One minute I'm high as a kite, and the next minute I'm freaking out and anxious. So many unknowns ahead of us!
What I Miss:  Fitting into normal pants. Work attire is a constant struggle. But then I look at my moving belly and find bliss because I've wanted this for so long.
Best Moment This Week:  I bed last night, I decided to start talking to little babe, just how I will when he's born. I think he enjoyed mommy talking to him.
Looking Forward To:  My baby shower tomorrow!! EEK! I'm so excited!