Thursday, October 31, 2013

39 Weeks Baby Bump Update!


How far along? 39 weeks! Are we there yet?!

Baby is the size of? Still a watermelon {according to What to Expect When Your Expecting}. 

Maternity clothes? I'm too far along to even answer this question right now lol! Can you tell based on my pic above I've given up on looking cute?

Stretch marks? None on my belly at all but I have a few minor ones on my boobs {they weren't ever supposed to be big LOL}. I'm Still using Palmer's Cocoa Butter Stretch Mark Lotion every night and I use regular body lotion every morning after my shower. 

Labor Symptoms? I'm not having any Braxton Hicks contractions but still have some pubic bone pressure.  I'm 2cm dilated now but still about 50% effaced so I'm making progress! 
 
Sleep? I've been getting soo hot at night, its been annoying and my nose has been congested which is also annoying when your trying to sleep! Still waking up one to two times a night to pee but other than that, I'm sleeping pretty well.

Best moment of the week? As I said above, I had my doctor's appointment earlier this week and I'm 2cm dilated now and still about 50% effaced so I'm making progress slowly but surely!  Its crazy that I'm 1 week away from my due date...I just HOPE I don't go past my due date! Fingers crossed she makes her arrival next week.  I have my next appointment on Monday so I'll find out if I'm still progressing or not.

Miss anything? Alcohol, fresh squeezed orange juice, sleeping on my stomach, bending over easily...

Movement? I got a little nervous this past weekend because I didn't feel her move very much.  I had to really poke her to get her to move but thankfully by Sunday night, she was moving up a storm so I think she was just sleeping!  Since then she's been moving around pretty regularly...sometimes it feels like she's doing pushups on my cervix lol

Food cravings? None.

Anything making you quesy or sick? Nope!

Have you started to show yet? Um, do I even need to answer this question? Lol

Baby is a? GIRL!

Belly button in or out? Its officially an outie now.

Wedding rings on or off? Off for now...I haven't been going out very much so I haven't had to put them on but my wedding band is still very tight when I try to put it on.

Happy or moody most of the time? Happy!

Looking forward to: Baby's arrival!  I'm trying not to get myself too anxious because I don't want to get frustrated every day when nothing happens but I'm getting so excited for her to be here and knowing its sooo soon and soo close is killing me!  Patience is not something I'm good at haha

By the way, I know I promised you a nursery reveal and then I never posted that so SORRY!  I added some new things to the nursery since I took the pics so I wanted to update them before I post the reveal.  I will get that posted soon, I promise! :)

Friday, October 25, 2013

1 year..

Just 1 year ago today, I said goodbye to my Dad.


Its hard to believe its been 1 year since he's left us.  It feels like just yesterday, but at the same time, an eternity since he's been here. So much has happened in this past year--so many changes for me and my family but I do believe he's right here with us watching it all happen.

My parents
An old Thanksgiving picture
Walking me down the aisle on my wedding day
My brother and my Dad
Today we remember you, for all the wonderful memories you've given us and for all the love you showed us.  I think about you every single day and I'm inspired each day to live my life in the positive way you always did.  Life is not the same without you here, but I know you're in a better place now. I love you.

If you wanted to read about my Dad's 2.5 year battle with cancer, click here.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

38 Weeks Baby Bump Update!


How far along? 38 weeks! 2 to go...

Baby is the size of? Still a watermelon {according to What to Expect When Your Expecting}. I think my app has been off or something...

Maternity clothes? The weather has gotten pretty cold around here so when I'm not just sitting around the house in yoga pants, I'll wear my maternity jeans, maternity tanks or tees, and a cardigan sweater worn open.  I have some big loose sweaters but they won't fit over my bump--but I'm looking forward to getting back into those after the baby is born!

Stretch marks? None so far! Still using Palmer's Cocoa Butter Stretch Mark Lotion every night and I use regular body lotion every morning after my shower. 

Symptoms? I've been having increasing pressure down low and my pubic bone has been hurting!  My OB said that can be due to them separating in preparation for labor...it also can be due to her head being low now too.  I haven't had any more Braxton Hicks contractions though.
 
Sleep? Still using my body pillow which helps me get into a comfortable position but its takes me like 5 minutes to roll over every night! Going from one side to the other is a mission! Lol I'm also still dreaming about being able to sleep on my stomach....

Best moment of the week? Well I had a doctor's appointment on Monday and had my first internal exam--looks like I'm 1cm dilated and 50% effaced already and the baby's head is very low {my OB could feel it} so she said for a first time mom, I'm farther along then she would have expected! I'm HOPING that means baby girl will make her appearance earlier than later! I have my next appointment this coming Monday so I'm interested to see if I've made any progress. I know some women can stay slightly dilated for weeks before they give birth so I'm not like expecting her to come early...I just hope that she does! :)

Miss anything? Alcohol, fresh squeezed orange juice, sleeping on my stomach, bending over easily...

Movement? Still feeling her alien-like movements all the time. She also still gets the hiccups all the time--I feel so bad for her.

Food cravings? None.

Anything making you quesy or sick? Nope!

Have you started to show yet? Um, do I even need to answer this question? Lol

Baby is a? GIRL!

Belly button in or out? Its officially an outie now.

Wedding rings on or off? Still wearing just my wedding band these days but that's definitely tight on me.

Happy or moody most of the time? Happy!

Looking forward to: Baby's arrival!

I FINALLY got the nursery all done so stay tuned for a nursery reveal this week!  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

37 Weeks Baby Bump Update!


How far along? 37 weeks! Baby is considered "full term" now so anytime she's ready...we're ready!

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

Maternity clothes? Oh, I just wear whatever I can fit into nowadays! Lots of leggings and sweaters.

Stretch marks? None so far! Still using Palmer's Cocoa Butter Stretch Mark Lotion every night and I use regular body lotion every morning after my shower. 

Symptoms? I did develop heart burn a couple weeks ago but it hasn't been much of a problem {thankfully!}, and I had a really bad nose bleed one night so I finally got a humidifier in our room and that has helped quite a bit.  I find I'm not as congested either which has been a pain when your trying to sleep!  Other than that, no new symptoms. If I'm having Braxton Hicks contractions, they're pretty mild because I can't really feel them.
 
Sleep? Sleep has been pretty good this week!  I still have a hard time falling asleep some nights but once I'm asleep, I'm out so I'm getting pretty solid sleep each night. Trying to soak in all the sleep I can get before baby girl gets here!

Best moment of the week? Hmm, there wasn't really anything in particular this week that stands out! I didn't have a doctor's appointment this week so nothing new on that front.  I guess I'm just excited that I've finally reached 37 weeks and from this point forward, baby girl can be born with little to none complications!

Miss anything? Alcohol and sleeping on my stomach!

Movement? She's gotten so big now that I feel every movement she makes.  She definitely has her feet in my right side because they stick out all the time now! Sometimes her jabs over there hurt but its fun to be able to feel her little feet pocking me!

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? Its officially an outie now.

Wedding rings on or off? Still wearing just my wedding band these days but that's definitely tight on me.

Happy or moody most of the time? Happy!

Looking forward to: FINALLY finishing baby girl's nursery!  Doc is going to hang her curtains for me tomorrow and then I just need to purchase some picture frames and the nursery will be done!  Pictures to come very very soon :)

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

36 Weeks Baby Bump Update!


How far along? 36 weeks! 4 weeks to go!

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

Maternity clothes? Oh, I just wear whatever I can fit into nowadays! Lots of leggings and sweaters.

Stretch marks? None so far! Still using Palmer's Cocoa Butter Stretch Mark Lotion every night and I use regular body lotion every morning after my shower. 

Symptoms? Again, still feeling well considering I'm 9 months pregnant now!  I still have energy each day, but I do find I get physically tired when I'm walking a lot or moving around a lot.  I think I'm also having Braxton Hicks contractions now, but its just now and then.
 
Sleep? Ugh, sleep has not been so great. I have the hardest time falling asleep each night and if I wake myself up enough to pee or when Doc goes to work, its over. I'll be wide awake. I guess its the body's way of preparing for what's about to happen but I hate this insomnia. I just find my brain starts going and going and I can't stop thinking about what I have to do before the baby gets here or just how anxious I am for her to be here! It's hard to quiet that all down.

Best moment of the week? I had my 36 week appointment yesterday and everything went well as usual. Baby girl is doing well...I can't believe we're getting down to the wire with my appointments!  At my next appointment they said they'll start doing my internal exams, so I'm not exactly looking forward to that but I am excited about getting closer to baby's arrival! 

This past week, I went to a brunch at my friend's house and got to meet her other "mommy" friends and it was great just hanging out with group of women who are all at the same points in their lives as me. Almost all of them had babies and they were all doctor's wives, so I'm looking forward to getting to know them all better and having a great group to have play dates with! I hear its very important to have other mommy friends, just to have adult time and to lean on each other when life gets hard.

Miss anything? Alcohol and sleeping on my stomach!

Movement? She's still moving up a storm!  Very "rolly" movements, not too many jabs, just movement from one side of my belly to the other.  She still gets the hiccups practically every day!

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? Its officially an outie now.

Wedding rings on or off? I've only been wearing my wedding band because if I wear my engagement ring too, its way too tight! The wedding band is getting to be too tight now too so this week I wore a fake ring a few times. 

Happy or moody most of the time? Happy!

Looking forward to: Continuing to check "to do" items off of my long list! Every day I'm trying to get things done around the house or set up the baby items that are in boxes. For instance, last night I finally got the pack n' play set up in our bedroom so now baby girl will have a place to sleep when we bring her home from the hospital.  I'm also trying to keep up with cleaning and laundry, so I just find every day I go from one task to another! But its all getting done and I'm honestly ready for baby girl to make her appearance whenever!  I'm definitely getting impatient, but I know she needs to stay in there at least another week because 37 weeks is considered "term".  BUT waiting is soooo hard! Haha

What are you all up to this weekend? Doc is working all weekend, so I'll probably be doing what I always do.....going to the mall or getting things done around the house. Have I mentioned how excited I am to buy normal people clothes again? Lol but I'm waiting because I want to make sure I fit into anything I buy and I just don't know what my body will be like after the baby.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

35 Weeks Baby Bump Update!


How far along? 35 weeks!

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

Maternity clothes? Some of maternity shirts are even a little short on me now!  Since I work from home, I'm basically just in yoga pants and tanks all day long but when I know I'm going out and running errands, I'll put jeans on or some of my maxi dresses {then when I get home, I put the comfy clothes back on!}

Stretch marks? None so far! Still using Palmer's Cocoa Butter Stretch Mark Lotion every night and I use regular body lotion every morning after my shower.  I think I may be in the clear now!

Symptoms? Feeling pretty good this week!  Not too much back pain, but still feeling PREGNANT for sure!
 
Sleep? Sleep has been good, but I still have my restless nights where I can't quiet my brain down and then when I get woken up, I'm up!  So the amount of hours I get have been hit and miss.

Best moment of the week? Had my 35 week appointment yesterday, so I got to hear baby girl's heartbeat again.  Everything is going well, so in just 5 weeks {or less} she will be here!  Like I said last week, I've been nesting like crazy and cleaning/organizing everyday.  Her nursery is coming together little by little, I have just a few finishing touches left to complete and then I'll do a nursery reveal! 

Miss anything? Alcohol and sleeping on my stomach!

Movement? She's still moving up a storm!  Very "rolly" movements, not too many jabs, just movement from one side of my belly to the other.  She still gets the hiccups practically every day!

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? Its officially an outie now.

Wedding rings on or off? I've only been wearing my wedding band because if I wear my engagement ring too, its way too tight!

Happy or moody most of the time? Happy!

Looking forward to: Finishing her nursery!  I need to make decisions on the artwork and then I should have everything complete.  I also have boxes all over the house with different items, so I hope to get them all unpacked, put together, and in its place so that way we're ready to go when she makes her arrival!

Doc has the weekend off so hopefully we can spend some quality time together, as starting very soon, thing will be different!  What are you doing this weekend?

 
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