Monday, November 30, 2015

23 Weeks



How far along
23 weeks

How big is baby
11.4 inches, and over a pound

Weight Gain/Loss 
I refuse to step on the scale right now.... I really enjoyed Thanksgiving this year.

Symptoms
Heartburn and hip pain out the wazoo. 

Maternity clothes
Yup, I did manage to squeeze in to my pre maternity panthers shirt on Saturday though for cousin pictures. Also, go Panthers! The Thanksgiving game against the Cowboys was everything.

Stretch marks
None yet...

Sleep/Mood
Sleep has been ok, except little girl is awake and wiggling/kicking at 3am every morning which is fun

Gender
Baby girl

Movement
Kicking, flipping, punching (I think).

Best moment this week
Tyler felt her kick for the first time this week which was amazing.

Food cravings
Nothing crazy, but man I loved Thanksgiving this year.

Downs this week
I had a mini melt down on Friday night because we have so much to do over the next 4 months...

Labor signs
Nothing yet.

Wedding rings on or off
Still on, but getting tighter at night then I'd like.

Belly button
Still in, but getting more and more shallow. Its also fun seeing my surgery scar that is "hidden" in my belly button, and you can really see my two belly piercing scars... yes I had it pierced multiple times because I'd take it out and want it re-done.

Nursery
We've been working on clearing it out, and Tyler started working on the changing table this week. We found an old vanity at goodwill this past spring and its just been sitting in our garage. I knew I wanted to use it as a changing table if we had a girl so I'm excited to see it when its done.


Workouts
Walked a lot this week, but nothing other then that, per usual this time of year


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

22 Weeks



How far along
22 weeks... crazy

How big is baby
10.9 in and 15-20oz

Weight Gain/Loss 
Up another pound

Symptoms
 Headaches still almost daily, and some hip pain.

Maternity clothes
Yup, my favorite piece right now is this sweater from Target. I did however manage to pull off the sweater in the above picture which is a non maternity piece that I've had for a few years. Its not as long now as it was when I used to wear it but whatever, the booty is covered so I wore it with pride.

Stretch marks 
None yet... fingers crossed 
 
Sleep/Mood
After sleeping on a pull out couch last friday night, I am more thankful then ever for my tempurpedic and my collection of pillows.

Gender
Baby Girl. Not even ashamed that I ordered a 20 set of bows this weekend. Everyone was posting about this amazing deal and I couldnt pass it up. I just hope she has hair... If not, i'll have to invest in some elastic headbands to clip her bows on.

Movement
She is a kicker for sure. I'm also pretty sure I've felt her flipping around too.

Best moment this week
Just feeling her move. No matter what is going on, a kick or two can make me smile.

Food cravings
 Nothing out of the ordinary. I have been jamming on some cowtail candies lately. 

Downs this week
It was a rough week emotionally because of the loss of my aunt Sage, so yeah.

Labor signs
Nothing yet, praying it stays that way for at least another 18 weeks.

Wedding rings on or off
Still on

Belly button
Still in, but getting shallow

Nursery
Didn't even go in there this week.... again, it was a stressful week.

Workouts
No actual workouts, but I was on my feet in heels a lot this week which counts as a workout right now in my book.



Monday, November 23, 2015

Sage


Last Tuesday my sweet aunt Sage went to be with Jesus.

She is being laid to rest today next to her mother and father while her family that is still on earth is surrounding her with love.

Sage touched so many lives over the years and will be missed by everyone that was lucky enough to have known her.


Rest in peace, we love you so.






Monday, November 16, 2015

21 Weeks




How far along
21 weeks, 19 to go!

How big is baby
10.5 inches and 12.7oz (but I'm sure our chunk is more like 13oz at this point)
  
Weight Gain/Loss 
We'll just say gain...


Symptoms
Round ligament pain and headaches. I did get a belly support band so I'm hoping that can help with the RL pain. I have an awful sway back (my ballet teachers always fussed at me for it) and this growing belly is only making it worse, so I'm just waiting for the back pain to start.

Maternity clothes
Yes.

Stretch marks 
Nothing yet, praise Jesus. Still slathering up with coconut oil, and burts bees belly butter.
 
Sleep/Mood
Sleep is ok, but its getting more awkward to get comfortable.  

Gender
Sweet little girl

Movement
Still kicking like crazy. Mostly first thing in the mornings and in the evening. I'm pretty sure I felt a kick from the outside this week but I'm not 100%. My heartbeat is really strong in my stomach so its hard to tell the difference between kicks and my heartbeat.   

Best moment this week
Still basking in the glow of finding out its a girl. I'm so excited for her to grow up with my cousins little girl just like she and I did. They will be best friends for sure. 

Food cravings
Pizza.... Give me all the pizza. 

Downs this week
This week was actually good. I've felt a million percent better. Having my energy back is amazing.

Labor signs
Nothing yet, praying I give this same report for at least the next 18 weeks.

Wedding rings on or off
Got them on now

Belly button
Still in

Nursery
Not much work has gone on, but girl has clothes out the wazoo already.... we've discovered GoodWill is an AWESOME place to find baby clothes. We've found some name brand stuff (Childrens Place, Gap, etc.) and everything is $1-$2 which makes hubby happy. Also loving the clearance rack at Target.



Workouts
I actually did good this week. Light weights and squats. I also helped with some yard work this weekend, and walked around in heels all day on Saturday. My glutes are still sore!



Monday, November 9, 2015

20 Weeks





How far along
20 weeks! Halfway there!

How big is baby
10 inches and at our ultrasound last Thursday she was measuring around 11 oz (a chunk already)
  
Weight Gain/Loss 
Added another pound to the total...

Symptoms
I almost cried getting out of bed thanks to round ligament pain, its no joke. I've also had headaches almost every day, and heartburn is awesome.... Not.

Maternity clothes
There are a few non maternity shirts I can still fit in but I'm wearing 90% maternity.

Stretch marks 
Still haven't noticed any. I do think I'm getting the dark line though. But just under my belly button. And all that does is make me want to go spray tan so I'm dark all over.

Sleep/Mood
Sleeping ok minus the RL pain. 

Gender
Its a GIRL



Movement
My suspicion was confirmed at my ultrasound. One foot is low in my belly and the other is a little higher on my left side (she is a dancer already doing a little leg lift). That's where I feel her little kicks, and I love them!  

Best moment this week
Finding out Little Foley is a girl! I was so convinced it was a boy that it really caught me off guard, but I couldn't be happier. 

Food cravings
Nothing crazy, I still just want hamburger meat for every meal.

Downs this week
None really, I've been too excited about finding out the gender. Well one down, it's getting harder and harder to shave. We have a stall shower with no bench and shaving is turning into a nightmare. I might have to move to the guest bathroom just to use the tub shower.

Labor signs
Nope, nope, nope.

Wedding rings on or off
 Still on

Belly button
In for now

Nursery
The pink is staying! I'm so excited I don't have to re-paint the room that I worked so hard hand painting the walls 5 years ago. I just hope baby girl likes pink.... We also got this giant teddy bear for her. Thanks to my mom for snagging it for us. I've been on the hunt for one for about a month now. Also thanks to Tyler for buckling it in the car so it made it home safe.



Workouts
Not sure why I even have this on here to be honest.... 




Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Whats Hap-pinning

Linking up with the ladies today for Whats Hap-pinning

 

Happy November yall!  Is this year flying by or is it just me?

Well every year on November 1st the husband and I (well I drag him along) hit up the craft store and Walmart for Halloween decor 50-75% off. We also do this the day after Christmas and I'm already getting pumped for that shopping trip as well.

He was even sweet enough to set up our loot so I could snag a picture after we got home. I'll admit we went a little crazy this year because I think in our my head, I know we will be on a tighter budget next year since we'll have a little one, so yeah.


We ended up saving almost $300 at Joann's Fabric and only spent $150. Of course Tyler pointed out we could've saved $450 if we had just stayed home, but oh well! I got lots of crafting goodies, a few strands of Halloween lights, fall wreath material, and my favorite.... my flock of skeleton flamingos. I seriously can not wait to put these up on our front walkway next year!


Hope everyone is having a great week! And I hope wherever you are, that your weather is better then what we're getting in Charlotte. Its been raining all week with no signs of stopping... Boo!!!

One last hap-pinng around these parts... GENDER DAY IS TOMORROW!! I'm so excited I can't stand it! 10am won't get here soon enough, I'm just hoping I can actually get some sleep tonight because tomorrow is gonna be a busy day :)




Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Boy or Girl? Boots or Bows?

I've been wondering what our sweet Little Foley will be since the moment I found out I was pregnant.

Of course everyone keeps asking "what do you want?".... umm "a healthy baby?" I figure we have a 50/50 chance on a boy or a girl haha, as long as its healthy I'll be happy. However I've thought it was a boy from day one while Tyler thinks its a girl. Then my whole family thinks its a boy, my mother in law is convinced its a girl, and my sister in law is team boy.

We will finally find out on Thursday and I'm so excited I can't stand it. I was actually tempted to make an appointment at a 3D ultrasound clinic just to find out the sex last month, but seeing that we had plans every single weekend, there was just no time.

Most of the old wives' tales point towards girl but we'll see!! 

 

Don't forget to cast your vote in the sidebar poll! 

We actually have our hospital tour tonight, I'm nervous and excited at the same time.  Its getting more and more real by the day. I am excited because my BFF is actually a LD nurse at the hospital I'll be delivering at so if I have any questions, she's my go to girl! 

Then next on the list is signing up for birthing classes and infant CPR.... Ahh so much to do!



Monday, November 2, 2015

19 Weeks

 

 How far along
19 weeks, almost halfway

How big is baby
6in and 8.5oz, the size of a cute little mango
  
Weight Gain/Loss 
Up one more pound this week

Symptoms
Still round ligament pain... Its not fun at all.

Maternity clothes
Yup, still hanging on to my non maternity tank tops but they are getting shorter and shorter by the day.

Stretch marks 
Haven't noticed any yet. Fingers crossed it stays that way.

Sleep/Mood
Sleep is good. Mood is up and down, aka mood swings....

Gender
We will know Thursday! Vote in the side bar

Movement
On the daily now. It still loves being in the car because it goes nuts any time I'm in the car. Its my kid for sure. 

Best moment this week
The first real "that was definantly baby kicking and not gas" happened when we were in bed and Tyler fell asleep with his hand on my belly and baby went crazy kicking right where Tyler's hand was.

Food cravings
I havent had any real "cravings", I've been telling people that its more like a "omg this is the best *whatever* I've ever eaten"

Downs (This used to be "missing anything" but I've decided to re-word it
Bathroom trips every 5 minuets! We drove to the mountains on Saturday and it was almost unbearable 

Labor signs
Nope, nope, nope.

Wedding rings on or off
Got them on right now

Belly button
In but looking weirder by the day

Nursery
Tyler made my week when he moved my desk out of the nursery and also moved the dog crates from the nursery to the den. Not even gonna lie, I cried when I got home that day and saw all the hard work he had put in. I'm a lucky girl to call him mine.

Workouts
Failed in this category again. I feel like I'm never going to work out again. When we were in Hendersonville this weekend we passed a 9 round and man I miss that place. I hated it every time I was there, but a good butt kicking a few times a week was great.