Thursday, August 29, 2013

30 Weeks Baby Bump Update!


How far along? 30 weeks!

Baby is the size of? A large cabbage {according to What to Expect When Your Expecting}

Maternity clothes? Still wearing almost all maternity clothes with the exception of a few shirts and some dresses.

Stretch marks? None so far! Still using Belli Elasticity Belly Oil every night and also using Palmer's Cocoa Butter Stretch Mark Lotion.

Symptoms? I've been congested in the evenings and mornings and I noticed I've been sneezing a lot, so I wonder if I've developed allergies or something?  I'm pretty sure sneezing isn't a pregnancy symptom!  Other than that, still having rib pain and lower back pain when I walk a lot and stand a lot.
 
Sleep? I'm getting more and more tired nowadays which is good.  I was hoping this insomnia late at night would go away so I think its getting better. Can't wait for the day where I can sleep on my stomach again!

Best moment of the week? Doc and I got the chandelier hung in the nursery, which was definitely a challenge but we did it!  It looks so great in there....can't wait to show you pictures!  I probably won't show you anything until the nursery is complete though--sorry!

I also had my 30 week appointment and everything is still going great!  Baby girl is measuring right on schedule....I keep gaining and gaining though!  I'm like ok, is this going to stop or plateau at any point? Lol but I know its all a part of pregnancy and necessary.

Miss anything? Sleeping on my stomach and alcohol!

Movement? She has been so active!  My stomach just moves and moves, especially at night.  It's almost always on my right side but I cannot figure out what position she's in!  I thought it might be her head on my right, but there's so much movement I feel like it should be her legs. I wish there were another ultrasound so I can see!

Food cravings? None.

Anything making you quesy or sick? Nope!

Have you started to show yet? Yep....I'm quite large and its hard to believe I'll be getting even larger!

Baby is a? GIRL!

Belly button in or out? Working on becoming an outie at the moment...

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or moody most of the time? Happy!

Looking forward to: Enjoying the next 10 weeks of pregnancy before baby girl makes her appearance!  I am savoring every weekend where I can sleep in and do whatever I want.  I know things are about to change drastically! Also, next week I'm driving back to Columbus for a work meeting so I'll get to see a lot of co-workers I haven't seen in awhile and some friend while I'm there, so I'm looking forward to that!

Hope you all enjoy your long holiday weekend!  Any special plans?

Thursday, August 22, 2013

29 Weeks Baby Bump Update!


How far along? 29 weeks!

Baby is the size of? A small cabbage {according to What to Expect When Your Expecting}

Maternity clothes? Still wearing almost all maternity clothes with the exception of a few shirts and some dresses.

Stretch marks? None so far! Still using Belli Elasticity Belly Oil every night and also using Palmer's Cocoa Butter Stretch Mark Lotion.

Symptoms? Rib pain, back pain, congestion....
 
Sleep? Finding it hard to fall asleep still but once I'm asleep, I sleep pretty well.  I've gotten used to sleeping on my side although I really miss sleeping on my stomach!

Best moment of the week? My in-laws were visiting this past weekend so we went to Ikea and got baby girl's dresser/changing table and some wall shelves for her books!  We also received our glider last week so its been really fun seeing the room come together! As soon as Doc has time, we'll put the dresser together and with that, all the furniture will be complete.

We also started receiving some baby gifts in the mail this week which has been really exciting! My baby shower is in 3 weeks so I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone and visiting Miami one last time before I give birth!

Miss anything? Sleeping on my stomach and alcohol!

Movement? Yup, feeling her everyday! It's been fun watching my belly move since her movements have become quite large.

Food cravings? None.

Anything making you quesy or sick? Nope!

Have you started to show yet? Yep....I'm quite large and its hard to believe I'll be getting even larger!

Baby is a? GIRL!

Belly button in or out? Still in but its only a matter of time before it becomes an outie!

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or moody most of the time? Happy!

Looking forward to: My 30 week appointment next week!  Also looking forward to getting baby girl's room more together.  I have a lot of small projects to do in there with Doc so I look forward to getting that all done!  Got lots of decorating to do, but its coming together slowly.  I'm also looking forward to a bunch of trips I'm taking in a few weeks--I have to drive to Columbus for a work meeting, fly to Boston for a work conference, and then fly to Miami for my baby shower!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

28 Weeks Baby Bump Update!



How far along? 28 weeks!

Baby is the size of? A head of cauliflower {according to What to Expect When Your Expecting}



Maternity clothes? Still wearing almost all maternity clothes with the exception of a few shirts.  The pink stripe shirt above is actually non-maternity BUT it was definitely a little too short on me {I wore it anyway...its easy to get bored with my clothes because I wear the same outfits everyday}.

Stretch marks? None so far! Still using Belli Elasticity Belly Oil every night, although I'm almost out now, so I'm thinking about buying the Mustela Stretch Marks Double Action Cream next.  Every morning I also slather on moisturizing body lotion.

Symptoms? Achy back and congestion during the night that soon dissipates once I wake up. 
 
Sleep? Still sleeping pretty well with my body pillow!

Best moment of the week? We had our 28 week appointment this week so it was wonderful hearing baby girl's heartbeat again!  I had to have my gestational diabetes tolerance test at this appointment and I'm glad to say I passed!  That sugary drink they make you drink is NASTYYY {all you moms out there know what I'm talking about}! I'll be going for my check-ups every 2 weeks, instead of 4 now that I'm in my 3rd trimester! 

I also got impatient waiting for Doc to have time to build the crib with me sooo.....one night I decided I'd try to do it myself, and I did it!  Had it required a power drill, now that would have been a different story, but it was actually pretty simple.  I just had to get creative with using other things to hold up pieces of the crib while I screwed the bolts together. All in all, it was pretty simple and now its so fun to see the crib all put together! We also received our glider yesterday! Buy Buy Baby told me it'd take 8-12 weeks for the chair to come in, but it only took 6.  Now the room is really coming together!

Miss anything? Umm probably just alcohol!  A glass of champagne sounds so good right now!

Movement? She's been really active this past week and her movements are getting bigger and bigger by the day! It's so fun to watch my belly move now :)

Food cravings? Not craving anything too much. After having to drink that gross sugary drink for my diabetes test, I have been totally turned off from sugar!

Anything making you quesy or sick? Nope!

Have you started to show yet? Oh yes.

Baby is a? GIRL!

Belly button in or out? Still in but its only a matter of time before it becomes an outie!

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or moody most of the time? Happy!

Looking forward to: My in-laws will be visiting us this weekend and its also the "Dream Cruise" here in Royal Oak, MI which is this big yearly car show thing.  It's a BIG DEAL here {or so I've learned} so we'll check it out this year.  Everyone says it just becomes an annoyance to you because they shut down a huge main road for everyone to park their old cars and yay for me, we live right off of this road! 

While my in-laws are here, we are going to go to Ikea and purchase the dresser for baby girl's room so once that is done, all the furniture in the room will be complete! Now onto all the other details like wall art and baskets, etc.

What are you all doing this weekend?

Thursday, August 8, 2013

27 Weeks Baby Bump Update!

 
How far along? 27 weeks! 3 months to go!

Baby is the size of? A cucumber {according to What to Expect When Your Expecting}

Maternity clothes? 100% maternity clothes these days! My normal clothes are just not fitting anymore {unless its a dress...I can get away with some dresses}

Stretch marks? Not yet, and I hope they never show up! Still using Belli Elasticity Belly Oil every night. My upper belly has been super itchy though so I think my skin is starting to stretch up there since I'm growing and growing!

Symptoms? No new symptoms as of late, which is great! Still just dealing with an achy back some days and {TMI} leaky boobs, but in all seriousness its not too bad. I just wear breast pads everyday but I'm barely getting any leakage. Its just like a couple drops so I can't complain.
 
Sleep? I've been sleeping pretty well and I've gotten good at not waking myself up too much when I get up to go to the bathroom {which is once or twice a night}. I am still finding, though,  I get energized at night and go to bed late and then I'm sluggish in the mornings and have the hardest time getting up. Good thing I work from home because rolling out of bed and turning my computer on is just about as much as I can handle for the first couple hours of the day!

Best moment of the week? Enjoying a good 2 days straight with Doc since he had both Saturday and Sunday off!  We test drove a few cars and finally narrowed it down to which car we want.  We are going to go with the Hyundai Santa Fe! It drove really nicely and it was a bit bigger than the other crossovers we were looking at so the extra room kinda sealed the deal for us. Doc also drives a Hyundai right now so we will get a loyalty discount. SOLD. We haven't actually bought the car yet though--in the next couple of weeks we'll finally order it.

Miss anything? Not really missing much this week!

Movement? She's definitely perfecting the hiccups or something because my whole belly will like spasm for like a good 30 seconds straight!  I'm sure she's starting to run out of room now so her movements will be getting stronger and stronger.

Food cravings? Sweets.....

Anything making you quesy or sick? Nope....I got really lucky during this pregnancy and was not sick at all!

Have you started to show yet? Yes, I gotta belly for sure!

Baby is a? GIRL!

Belly button in or out? In but I think its on its way to being an outie!

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or moody most of the time? Happy!

Looking forward to: The weekend but Doc is working nights for the next couple weeks so I won't be able to hang out with him.  That means I'll probably try to get out of the house a lot, so as to not make too much noise during the day while he's sleeping. BUTTT that means, I will inevitably start spending money shopping which is no bueno! There is just so much that I want/need for the house that I can't help but check out every Home Goods in my area....Home Good is the bomb, no? They have the cutest stuff for the best prices!

I hope you all have great weekends ahead!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

26 Weeks Baby Bump Update!

Happy Thursday everyone!


How far along? 26 weeks!

Baby is the size of? Still an eggplant {according to What to Expect When Your Expecting}

Maternity clothes?100% maternity clothes these days! My normal clothes are just not fitting anymore {unless its a dress...I can get away with some dresses}

Stretch marks? Not yet, and I hope they never show up! Still using Belli Elasticity Belly Oil every night.

Symptoms? My back has been hurting a lot! I'm going to schedule a prenatal massage soon to see if that helps but I think I'm really starting to arch my back more because of the weight of the baby in the front. Other than that, everything has been good!
 
Sleep? Well last night I slept 9 hours straight and had the hardest time getting out of bed this morning! I find that if I get woken up enough {like when Doc leaves for work}, then I'm up for a good hour and a half...I just cannot fall back to sleep. But of course I eventually do and then have the hardest time getting out of bed! So sleep is up and down.

Best moment of the week? FINALLY getting the nursery painted! I just finished today after visiting Sherwin Williams like 5 times this week.  I've never actually painted a room before so I tried my best and looked up tons of tips on the Internet but I still had issues with getting my rolled parts and cut-in parts to blend. Around the top of the walls near the ceiling is where its most noticeable but only if you look closely now, so whatever! I give up on it.

Miss anything? Alcohol.

Movement? I think she had the hiccups the other day which was a funny feeling! I feel her moving around in the everyday but its sporadic and mostly when I lay down at night.

Food cravings? Nothing really.

Anything making you quesy or sick? None!

Have you started to show yet? Yes, I gotta belly for sure!

Baby is a? GIRL!

Belly button in or out? In but I think its on its way to being an outie!

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or moody most of the time? Happy!

Looking forward to: Hanging out with Doc this weekend! He has the whole weekend off for once so we're going to go to some car dealerships on Saturday and hopefully find me a new car! I'm very excited :)
 
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