Monday, February 29, 2016

36 Weeks





How far along
36 weeks, officially 9 months pregnant

How big is baby
Per my Glow app baby girl is around 18.6 inches long, and according to our ultrasound last Tuesday she is probably around 6.3 lbs (just my guess... she was 6lbs on the nose at our scan)

Weight Gain/Loss 
I did gain a pound this week, but I'm taking it in stride.

Symptoms
Braxton hicks this week have been insane, and the hip pain has been even worse. Yay for my body getting ready for birth.

Maternity clothes
Yup

Stretch marks
No new ones have popped up which is a plus. Still just a few on each side.

Sleep/Mood
Sleep still sucks, but my mood is good. I am starting to get anxious about delivery but I think thats normal.

Gender
Baby girl, which was confirmed again at our ultrasound. Had to make sure because shes got a lot of pink stuff haha.

Movement
 Wiggle baby wiggle. I've started calling her Little Foot because her little feet are constantly pushed up against my side which i LOVE LOVE LOVE. We also got a picture of one of her feet at our scan. Its really the only "good picture" because she is so big at this point its hard to get a good picture. We did get to see her with her hands crammed in her mouth which was super cute.


I will say that Sunday afternoon home girl was rolling around. At one point she flipped sides and had her feet up against my left side which felt weird. Shes been curled up on my left with her feet pointing right for the past month or two. I guess she is just running out of room and trying to get comfortable. As long as she doesn't flip upside down. Shes also been head down for over a month and I need her to stay that way!

Best moment this week
Getting to see her, its been since our gender scan on November 5th since we've seen her. And knowing we'll see her in real life in a month or so is crazy!

Food cravings
Mexican... give me all the queso.

Downs this week
Same as last week. I've just felt awful lately and its cramping my style. I'm exhausted and in pain almost 24/7 at this point. 

Labor signs
Nope, not real labor, just braxton hicks.

Wedding rings on or off
Still on.

Belly button
Partially in

Nursery
I'll call it done, but I know I'll keep tweaking things for the next month. Also my mom and nieces stopped by this weekend and my mom is obsessed with the nursery which is pretty cute. No thats not a baby... she is rocking a blanket.





Tuesday, February 23, 2016

35 Weeks



How far along
35 weeks

How big is baby
18.2 inches and around 5.3lbs, we'll find out today how big she really is though! I can't wait to see her. Its been since our gender scan since we've seen her.

Weight Gain/Loss 
I've actually stayed around the same weight the past few weeks. I haven't been eating gorging myself like I did for a while there.

Symptoms
 Hip pain, braxton hicks, heart burn... the usual

Maternity clothes
Duh... And even my maternity clothes are getting too small. My jeans look like high waters and my tummy is starting to hang out the bottom of my shirts. Cute right?

Stretch marks
Still just the couple on my sides. Sweet hubby asked me if they hurt haha. Not physically... just emotionally.

Sleep/Mood
 Sleep still sucks but I'm getting used to it. And I've started having more anxiety lately. I've been really good on that front since I found out I was pregnant but I guess things are starting to really hit me now... we're going to be parents!

Gender
Baby girl!

Movement
 She is still a little wiggle worm who loves trying to stand up inside my stomach (as I was typing this she started kicking like a crazy person haha).

Best moment this week
Getting more done in the nursery. Its so sweet seeing Tyler fix things in her room. Also my mom ordered baby girl her very own Lovie. I've talked about Lovie before, I've slept with this lamb every night for almost 20 years. Now my little will have one of her own. I literally almost cried. Mine is on the right, the new one is obviously the left haha. I forgot how fluffy she used to be.


Food cravings
  I've been very in to gellato this week.... oops

Downs this week
I've felt awful lately. Major hip/growing pains, exhaustion, just emotionally drained. I've actually been talking to Tyler about possibly cutting my hours at work down to 30-35. I've ended up leaving early at least one day a week the past few weeks so it just makes sense to go ahead and plan on that instead of stressing out and feeling like I'm letting my team down. We'll see though. I need to talk to HR at work about it this week....

Labor signs
I don't think so, some some pretty good braxton hicks contractions.

Wedding rings on or off
Still on.

Belly button
Partially in

Nursery
Its basically done! I mentioned to Tyler the other day that they suggest that you have your hospital bag packed by 35 weeks and that evidently set him in to over drive haha. The nursery now has shelves, a lamp, a night light and even a cute little decor piece Tyler picked out on his own.




Monday, February 15, 2016

34 Weeks



How far along
34 Weeks, 6 to go! 

How big is baby
17.7 in, 4.75ish lbs


Weight Gain/Loss 
I actually somehow lost 2 pounds this week? I havent felt the best so I havent been eating as much I guess.

Symptoms
I've had terrible pain in my hips and lower back, to the point where I just want to cry. I know its baby girl growing though so I'm trying to suck it up and remind myself that everyones mom goes through this. 6 more weeks....

Maternity clothes
Duh... I was excited about finding some maternity pantyhose this past weekend. And i've decidedto only wear maternity hose from now on, no risk of them death rolling since they come up all the way to your boobs!

Stretch marks
Still just the 2 on my right side... lotion, oil, lotion!

Sleep/Mood
Sleep sucks, not even gonna lie. But I'm getting used to it which is a good thing I guess since I'll never sleep again haha.

Gender
Baby girl!

Movement
Baby girl is still a wiggle monster and I love it. I have noticed that she stays still when I'm stressed/anxious. I don't know why I think thats so funny. She can tell momma is on edge so she just stays still... I feel like I've talked about that before but oh well. 

Best moment this week
We had our maternity pictures on Saturday and while it was literally freezing outside... it was fun. My friend Leona did my hair and make up making me feel beautiful for the first time in a while. Getting all dressed up just felt so good from my normal maternity jeans and whatever shirt covers my belly outfit.

Food cravings
Still in to hamburger meat. This baby girl is gonna be a carnivore for sure.
 
Downs this week
Still just the growing pains

Labor signs
I really thought I was having contractions on Friday but it was more just constant pain so I'm chalking it up to round ligament pain. Is it bad that I'm really hoping at our ultrasound on the 23rd they tell us that she is measuring big and that we can expect her to come early?

Wedding rings on or off
Still on.

Belly button
Partially in?

Nursery
It looks like a nursery now. She has sheets on her mattress, a changing pad on her changing table (which Tyler finshed this week and its beautiful), humidifier and sound machine. Of course you're never really "ready" but I feel at ease now knowing we're pretty prepared if she showed up tomorrow. I still have somethings to do though: line the drawers of the changing table, set up the monitor, buy/install shelves, get a lamp/table for next to the glider, make a crib skirt, and find a rug but thats all things that dont have to be done RIGHT NOW (well minus the lining the drawers.. that needs to be done this week) so I'm not stressing about it. Now please take a look at this beautiful refinished changing table Tyler worked so hard on.





Tuesday, February 9, 2016

33 Weeks



How far along
33 weeks

How big is baby
17.2 inches, 4.25 lbs


Weight Gain/Loss 
Well.... Officially up 40 lbs. It hurts to write that but were being honest here. I'll be honest about my after baby weight loss too!

Symptoms
Hip pain is awful. My doctor said its my joints getting ready for labor but omg it's awful. Especially after sitting for a while, when I stand up it feels like my groin muscles are being ripped apart, so much fun!

Maternity clothes
Yup.

Stretch marks
I have 2, and they're both on my right side. Again, just being honest. I'm still using lotion/oil multiple times a day to hopefully keep any more from popping up.

Sleep/Mood
I'm getting used to not sleeping. I'm up probably 3-5 times a night to pee, and then in between those trips to roll over/adjust my belly. All I can say is thank God for our tempurpedic and for coffee. The first lets me actually get some sleep and the second helps me get through the day.

Gender
Baby girl!

Movement
Lots and lots. Little miss is very active and I'm still loving it. She is mostly wedged in my ribs which isn't very comfortable but oh well. It says on one of my pregnancy apps that her kicks should get "less violent" since she is running out of room.... wrong. Now instead of quick hard jabs, its more of a "I'm trying to stand up inside your stomach so I'll put all my strength into your lower rib or side for a solid 20 seconds" which hurts worse then the kicking boxing moves I had gotten used to. It will actually make me say "ouch" without thinking, not even gonna lie.

Best moment this week
Saturday Tyler and I spent the day finishing up shopping for little ones arrival. While he was slightly miserable spending 2+ hours at BuyBuyBaby he was a trooper.

Food cravings
I still want hamburger meat for every meal... Or really any beef. Last night I had a brat with a side of mini bbq sausages. I have a problem.
 
Downs this week
The hip pain.... It's almost unbearable sometimes. 7 more weeks....

Labor signs
Nope!

Wedding rings on or off
Still on.

Belly button
Partially in?

Nursery
We actually got a lot accomplished this weekend! We got the shelves for her closet (the ones I had a break down about last weekend), she has a mattress, and Tyler is finishing up her changing table. We're on a roll!

Tyler putting together the shelving unit was pretty cute by the way. And they turned out exactly like i wanted! And even better, we found them on sale at big lots. They're not the best quality but I figure they're in a kids room, they're bound to get torn up, colored on, etc so there was no point in spending a bunch of money on them.

 





Monday, February 1, 2016

32 Weeks




How far along
32 weeks

How big is baby
16.7 inches 3.8ish pounds


Weight Gain/Loss 
 Probably gain but I'm not weighing myself anymore.

Symptoms
Pregnancy leg cramps are a real thing yall. I woke up in tears on Saturday morning with both calves seized up.... my left calf is still sore.

Maternity clothes
Yup. I don't know what regular clothes are anymore.

Stretch marks
I hate to admit it but I think I'm getting one on my side? I thought it was a vein since I've got veins all over the place now but I'm starting to think its a mark. Ugh.

Sleep/Mood
Sleep is still pretty crappy. I'll get a good 2 or three hours but after that I'm up a few times to go to the bathroom, rolling around trying to get comfortable, getting kicked in the ribs, etc....

Gender
Sweet baby girl!

Movement
Lots and lots and I LOVE IT! Yes... even at 3am when she wakes me up it makes me giggle.

Best moment this week
My sister and mama hosted a baby shower for me and it was so much fun! Lots of family from out of town came so it was great seeing everyone. Everyone kept trying to get me to slip on baby girls name but I held strong! Also my aunt claims she knew I was pregnant at my cousins wedding back in August (before we told everyone) because i was "so pale" haha. I'm usually "the tan one" thanks to my years at Palm Beach Tan so being this pale is very out of the ordinary for me. It definitely made me laugh, and yes I cant wait to get back to the tanning salon (guilty pleasure for sure).

Food cravings
Nothing new to report here. I still want a hamburger for every meal....
 
Downs this week
 I almost had a melt down Saturday night because Tyler asked if we needed to get shelving for the nursery closet right now, or if we could wait.... it was a totally innocent question and I about lost it. We have a lot of stuff that we need to get before baby gets here and he is the budget conscious one when it comes to baby stuff, so he was just trying to figure out ways where we could cut and save money. He just stared at me and goes "don't cry! We can get the shelves...." haha bless his heart for putting up with me.

Labor signs
Nothing here, still having braxton hicks daily.

Wedding rings on or off
On and off... I'll have moments of swelling but it doesnt last all day. I've also noticed that my feet are swelling and I'm not ok with it! At the end of the day I'll take off my socks and have lines in my ankles where my socks were digging in.... not cute.

Belly button
In for the moment but it looks like it could be flat at any moment.

Nursery
Its full of stuff right now... Her crib doesn't have a mattress and is full of stuffed animals. There is a pack and play set up in the corner, all of her clothes are separated into sizes and waiting to be washed, and there is a box of bows that need to be put up. Tyler did work on the changing table this weekend so fingers crossed it will be done next weekend. We ordered a glider which will get here on Thursday, and we plan on hitting up Buy Buy Baby and Target next Saturday to get the rest of the "basics" that we need. I'm ready to have her space done!