Sunday, September 22, 2013

33 Weeks

Although this week has been busy I definitely haven't slacked on the blog. Only 1 day late!!

We have lots of house stuff coming together this week - sort of, we're getting things organized (finally) and getting the nursery put together! Wahoo!

How far along? 33w1d
How big is baby? This week baby is the size of a Durian. I have no idea what that is. It appears to be a pointy item.
Total weigh gain? Oh I think about 23 pounds now, if I'm remembering correctly from my doctor's visit last week.
Maternity clothes? Yep, but not today. I went for the sweatshirt look. 
Stretch marks? Nope!
Sleep? I'm still sleeping well. I'm starting to wonder if losing sleep while pregnant is really a thing or if I'm just going to be lucky enough to miss that part?
Best moment this week? We finally got the nursery painted. Matt says he thinks it needs another coat though, I'm not a painter so we'll just go with what he says.
Miss anything? I miss being able to lean forward without a belly in the way.
Movement? She is definitely letting me know she's in there. I read last night that when your stomach takes on that weird shape it's a braxton hicks contraction. I don't know if that's every time it takes on the funny shape... if so I have a lot of BH. I thought it was just her pushing out or moving at a weird angle.
Food cravings? No cravings to speak of, although today seems like a good day for chili so I wish I had thought of that before now and had it working so it'd be done in time for dinner!
Anything making you queasy or sick? Nope.
Gender? Baby girl!
Labor signs? Nope - My doctor asks me every time I see her if I'm having contractions. I don't know what they feel like. So I say no. This leads me to believe I'm going to be that girl who doesn't know she's in labor and then is all in a rush to get to the hospital for that epidural! :)
Symptoms? Just peeing. All. The. Time. Heartburn on occasion too.
Belly button in, or out? It's rare for the belly button to be in anymore.
Wedding rings on or off? On though I can feel my hands swellings sometimes during the day now. Who knew it would hurt?
Happy or moody most of the time? Happy!
Looking forward to? SIL is finding out what she's having tomorrow! I hope she doesn't make me wait too long before she decides to start telling people! The suspense is killing me! Is Sadie going to have a best friend to play dress up with, or will she have a best bud to play in the dirt and mud with?!? I'm looking forward to my ultrasound in 15 days. It's so insane to think that we have 48 days left to go and by the time that ultrasound rolls around we'll have like 33 days left!! I also chose a pedi (office) and we're going to a "Get to Know You" at the office on 10/11 and I'm glad I can finally cross that off my list as well!

Nursery - Before.. Hello Yellow!

 Matthew in the process of priming.
 Priming done!
 In the process of painting!
 The finished product (or at least the first coat)
It looks so much better!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

32 Weeks

32w3d today, I don't think I'm as late in posting as I was last week... and I have a bump pic today! Wahoo. I haven't failed at life after all.

We are still getting the house put together and I think we're finally in the home stretch in terms of unpacking and at least getting everything moved in. It's overwhelming to think of everything we really need to do to make this house our home!

Sunday was my baby shower and it was awesome! I can't believe how much this little girl is loved already!! I can't believe how much time and effort my friend, Kelli, and sister-in-law, Marie, put into my shower. They are amazing!

How far along? 32w3d
How big is baby? Baby is the size of a squash, which on the bump website looks exactly like a pumpkin.
Total weigh gain? I have an appointment tomorrow and haven't even thought to weigh myself on the scale at home. Probably still 22 pounds as I don't think I've gained much since my update a few days ago, but who knows!
Maternity clothes? Yep. Looking forward to when I can wear some of my other clothes again! 
Stretch marks? Nope!
Sleep? It's pretty good still. No major complaints other than the intense leg cramp I woke up with the other day. I wanted to cry. 
Best moment this week? My baby shower was on Sunday! So much fun, see pics below! 
Miss anything? Not missing much today! 
Movement? Still feeling a lot of movement though I'm not seeing my belly move as much as it has in the past. It's definitely still moving but before it was crazy. I think the fact that she's head down now has something to do with that.
Food cravings? I gave in to my craving for a vanilla ice cream cone with rainbow sprinkles. It was good. Not great. I drove around for probably 40 minutes looking for a Dairy Queen. I could have gone to other ice cream places, but I don't like to get in and out of my car if I don't have to so I decided I wanted to find a drive through and Dairy Queen it was. Once I finally found it I got my cone and was kinda of sad about how sad it looked! Next time I think I'm going to stick with some FroYo.
Anything making you queasy or sick? No, not unless heartburn counts. Ugh.
Gender? Baby girl!
Labor signs? Nope!
Symptoms? My poor poor bladder. I am running to the bathroom to pee at least 4 times an hour! It's so annoying!!! 
Belly button in, or out? It's generally out. I've come to terms with this. 
Wedding rings on or off? On!! .
Happy or moody most of the time? Happy!
Looking forward to? All of the count downs on my phone are dwindling down. My sister-in-law is finding out what she's having on Monday. I can't wait to hear what it is! I am looking forward to Hilary's wedding next month, and after that we have no more fun events until this little one comes! We're down to 53 days! I'm really looking forward to getting the nursery set up! Just have to pick out the paint colors!

Not sure where we want to put my sign in the new house!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

31 Weeks

31w5d today. Late again, and no bump picture this week!!

This week has been crazy busy! Remember (or maybe not) how I had ALL those wonderful days off work? Yeah, that's over now. Just as a quick update, we were supposed to close on our new house on Tuesday, 9/3 but didn't end up closing until Friday 9/6. So I had lots of extra time to pack, but haven't had a second to unpack! It's happening this weekend... or else.

We started moving stuff on Saturday and moved furniture on Sunday. I think we actually still have a few things over at the apartment, but I'm not sure. To be honest with you, I'm a little scared to go back to the apartment. I know I'll have to because we have to clean but I had a clean break from that place. The a/c went out last Thursday and packing/cleaning up in the heat was miserable so by Friday I was really ready to go. But now I think if I go back I'll be a little sad that we don't live there anymore.

Don't get me wrong, I'm incredibly happy to be in our first house, finally but, our apartment was our home for almost 4 years. We spent the majority of our relationship in that little apartment. It's been Teddy's home for most of his life. It's where Matt proposed to me and where we started our marriage. It's where we found out we were going to be starting a family! Thinking of all the random memories from our apartment makes me sad, but it's time to make some new memories in our new home. Once I have a minute to breathe I'll post a few pictures. Obviously nursery updates will be coming very soon. Matthew was supposed to prime the baby room today while I was at work but he had a REALLY long to do list, so I don't think he got around to that one. That's okay though, we'll start this weekend.

On to the bumpdate:

How far along? 31w5d
How big is baby? Baby is the size of a pineapple!!
Total weigh gain? 22 pounds I think?
Maternity clothes? Yes, I kinda hope I can get through the next 8 weeks with what I have, though I may need to get a few long sleeve items/sweaters for the fall/winter.
Stretch marks? Nope!
Sleep? Sleep will be easier now that we got cable installed today! I usually fall asleep to the TV and this week without it has been rough :)
Best moment this week? We got to see our little girl TWICE! Although she wasn't very cooperative either time! The BEST news this week was at our kidney ultrasound. While her left kidney is still dilated, it went down from 13mm 5 weeks ago to 11mm on Monday. Hopefully our next ultrasound will bring more good news, and hopefully this means the issue is resolving itself!
Miss anything? Today while driving home from work and trying really hard not to cry I longed for wine. A whole bottle.
Movement? Lots of movement still! And loving every second of it (well except for the ones that tickle, because really, who likes to be tickled?). This little girl also flipped and I didn't even feel it, or maybe I did and just didn't know what I was feeling. I used to be able to feel her flip and you'd know because it felt like you were going down the big hill on a roller coaster. I think I now know what some of the body parts are that pop out or wave across my belly!
Food cravings? Ok, so I don't know how many of you follow Giuliana Rancic on Instagram. I do, call me a loser, whatever I love her. Last night she posted a picture of the most delicious looking ice cream cones. Now I want one so bad. Who knew a plain vanilla soft serve with rainbow sprinkles could look so good. I need to find the nearest DQ to my house ASAP.
Anything making you queasy or sick? No, not in terms of morning sickness, but I do notice that I get slightly motion sick when riding in the car. It's mainly with my husband, apparently he's a crazy driver.
Gender? Baby girl!
Labor signs? No more cramps. I did notice some very scary cramps on Sunday evening and wasn't sure what to make of them. I don't know if I over did it on the whole moving front but I absolutely slowed down after that. Maybe that's why I haven't unpacked everything yet. They really didn't last long but were uncomfortable enough that I got super nervous.
Symptoms? A round belly, breakouts, exhaustion, being very emotional again.
Belly button in, or out? It's pretty flat always and only pops out sometimes.
Wedding rings on or off? On!! .
Happy or moody most of the time? I'm pretty happy most of the time. I was emotional today for no reason. Maybe tomorrow will be better.
Looking forward to? We're going to Cirque on Saturday night with Mitch and Kelsey, I'm really excited about that. MY BABY SHOWER IS ON SUNDAY! So looking forward to seeing all of my friends/family!! I'm looking forward to unpacking and getting settled, starting on the nursery, and making this house OUR home. Oh, also, meeting my baby in 8 weeks or less!!!!!

I have no bump picture this week, but please look at how cute my baby already looks! It appears as though she may have chubby cheeks, big lips, and HAIR!!

She looks like her daddy in this picture <3

Baby hair!!

Monday, September 2, 2013

30 Weeks

I'm 30 weeks as of Saturday. It's crazy to think I'll be full term in just a little over a month and a half! How can that be real? And how can it already be September?!

How far along? 30w2d
How big is baby? The bump says baby is the size of a cucumber.
Total weigh gain? No idea. Probably between 20-23 pounds?
Maternity clothes? Yep. I must say it'll be weird/exciting when I don't need to wear maternity clothes anymore.
Stretch marks? Nope!
Sleep? I am officially exhausted. I get a great nights sleep and wake up around 7:30-8, eat breakfast, and then go back to sleep until 10:30-11!!! At least, that's my current weekend schedule, no naps for me while working! 
Best moment this week? Kristin's wedding was on Friday and while it was a long day for me and my feet hurt by the end of the night (I wasn't even wearing heels!) it was a GREAT day! The bride looked beautiful, but that's nothing new. The weather, the venue, the ceremony, the reception... everything was perfect! 
Miss anything? Not having to pee every 10 minutes!
Movement? She is moving around as we speak! Her kicks and punches are getting stronger, lots of times it kinda tickles :) 
Food cravings? No cravings to speak of right now! Luckily I didn't act on my cupcake craving from last week, pretty proud of myself for that!
Anything making you queasy or sick? No!
Gender? Baby girl!
Labor signs? No signs of labor. Whew. I have had some slight cramping in my lower abdomen which doesn't last long and is annoying more than anything else!
Symptoms? A big belly, peeing every 10 minutes, and being exhausted!!!
Belly button in, or out? At this very moment, it's in. That's all that matters. :)
Wedding rings on or off? On!! .
Happy or moody most of the time? Happy! No crazy mood swings lately (sitting in traffic does NOT count as a crazy mood swing).
Looking forward to? Meeting baby girl in 10 weeks or less! My baby shower in 2 weeks! A 3D ultrasound on Sunday, and an appointment at the MFM next Monday. Lots of baby stuff coming up! Hopefully we'll be closing on Wednesday or Thursday (yes, closing got pushed back. Grr.), and can move immediately after closing. Also my BIL and FSIL are getting a puppy this weekend and I can't wait to hold her!!!!