Saturday, October 29, 2011

Bumpdate: 35 weeks & Nursery

How Far Along: 35 weeks

Size of the baby:
A large cantaloupe (19-22 inches, 6 lbs)

Total Weight Gain: 22 lbs

Maternity Clothes: ALL maternity, even "maternity shoes".... haha I bought some Crocs today with fuzzy lining and they feel so delicious on this pregnant woman's footsies! I saw another teacher at the doctor yesterday and she had on some Crocs and she said they have saved her feet during her pregnancy. I never have liked Crocs on myself & have never owned a pair but comfort trumps cuteness these days.

Gender: My sister and aunt started our "family baby poll" today, it was interesting seeing who thought we were having a girl and who thought we were having a boy! It will definitely be a total surprise and we just can't wait! What do you think?

Movement: Baby is getting bigger and I suppose he or she doesn't have much room to move, seems more like stretches rather than kicking.

Sleep: Between late night World Series games and the battle of the bladder, I haven't slept much in the last week.

What I miss: De-stressing with a glass of wine.

Symptoms: Hello heartburn, not nice to meet you!

Cravings: none

Best Moment of the Week: Going to doc yesterday and hearing baby's head is down just like it should be and I'm 50-60% effaced!

Looking forward to: Maternity pictures next weekend, hope they turn out decent!

On to more fun things, the nursery! I still have work to do on the nursery - like hang things on the wall that I don't have and organize drawers.... but that can come later, I have time, right? Right?! I played with the pictures because that is just what I do, so they are 'antiqued' and not true to color... but you get the idea :)

See what I mean? It still needs some work and some things on the wall and curtains... but thought I'd save some room for newborn pictures to be hung on the wall - or maybe this is just me procrastinating and not wanting to decide what to put up!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Bumpdate: 33 weeks

How Far Along: 33 weeks

Size of the baby:
A pineapple (about 19-22 in long, 4.9 lbs)

Total Weight Gain: 17 lbs Update: 20 lbs (just got back from doctor, baby is growing!)

Maternity Clothes: ALL maternity, finding it difficult to dress these days because I have worn so many dresses up to this point and now with the weather cooling off - - trying to find pants I like has become a challenge. Really thinking about buying a tarp, poking some holes in it for my head and arms and calling it a day. I can always jazz it up with a belt or something....

Gender: Unknown. Most people said they thought we would have a girl, but I've had 3 people in the last week tell me I look like I'm carrying a boy.... what excitement it will be when we find out!

Movement: All day and all night, most of the time a feel a foot on the right side and then the head or some other body part lifting up on the other side, funny to watch!

Sleep: Not much, waking up to use the restroom a whole lot. I have also become very thirsty at night, so I drink water, go to sleep, wake up to use the restroom, drink more water, sleep, and start the whole cycle over again.

What I miss: Getting around with ease, I struggle to breath and move around with the extra weight.

Symptoms: Swelling of feet and hands, THIRSTY, backaches...

Cravings: THIRSTY for orange juice when I wake up and thirsty for water all night long.

Weekly Wisdom: People really WILL say anything to a pregnant lady with no filter.

Best Moment of the Week: Being able to be with a friend who had her baby 9 weeks early and meeting her little guy for the first time - what a miracle to see.

Looking forward to: Fall Break this week, seeing some friends, and my next doctor's appointment.