Saturday, April 28, 2012

29 Weeks, 4 Days!




PREGNANCY STATS UPDATE


How Far Long? 29 Weeks, 4 Days
Size of Baby? Size of an Acorn Squash (about 2.5- 3.8 pounds and up to 17 inches long!)

Total Weight Gain? 22 lbs ~ didn't gain any since last week.

Maternity Clothes? Definitely!

Sleep? Comes and goes. Sleeping somewhat ok during the night, but getting up to pee more~ at least twice now during the night. I always wake up because I roll on my back often and then it starts hurting from all the pressure. Naps are back on the schedule though now!
Food Cravings? Fruit, PB& Chocolate

Stretch Marks? Not yet.

Gender? BOY!

What I'm Looking Forward To: Birthing Class tomorrow! :o)

Highlight Of The Week: Getting more clothes organized in his nursery and getting a place set up for him in our bedroom.

Weekly Wisdom: Don't stress about buying maternity clothes. I've borrowed as much as I could, and stretched out my regular clothes for as long as I could... but a girl's gotta be comfortable! And as much as its a pain to buy clothes you wont wear for very long, it's well worth it to look cute AND be comfortable!

Milestones: Baby is growing fat deposits under his skin and his energy is surging because of it!
Symptoms: Peeing more, randomly emotional, getting tired easily has returned
Belly button in or out: It's starting to stretch out!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

28 Weeks!

I'm officially in the 3rd Trimester!!! Woo Hoo!! I CANNOT believe it.
 I love everything about being pregnant 
(yes even some of those aches, pains, and unpleasant symptoms!) 
I truly feel blessed every single day and am {TREASURING} every kick, turn, hiccup, doctors appointment, and baby planning!
Here's to 84 more days of pregnancy bliss!

28 Weeks!

PREGNANCY STATS UPDATE


How Far Long? 28 Weeks
 
Size of Baby? Size of a chinese cabbage. (about 2 1/4-2.5 pounds and 15 inches long)

Total Weight Gain? 22 lbs

Maternity Clothes? Can still wear most of my shirts, but I'm down to only two pair of jeans that will work- and only with a belly band since I can't zip them up! Jack is sitting so low it's hard to fit into normal clothes.

Sleep? This week I've been sleeping really hard! I've surrounded myself with pillows now-one behind me supporting my back and one in between my legs!
 
Food Cravings? Coke, Fruit, Cheesy things, and back to the peanut butter and chocolate anything!

Stretch Marks? Nope

Gender? BOY!

What I'm Looking Forward To: Dr. appointment this week!

Highlight Of The Week: Jack doing some CRAZY moves for his daddy and me the other night.

Weekly Wisdom: Do nice things for yourself. Get your hair done, or your nails. Buy some cute clothes or new makeup. I love how I look and feel being pregnant and have enjoyed looking pretty and cute!

Milestones: Baby can now blink and may be able to see light that filters in through the womb.
 
Symptoms: Pelvic/low back /sciatica pain. Peeing a lot!
 
Belly button in or out: It's starting to stretch out!
 
 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

27 Weeks, 1 Day!

I can't believe this is the last week of my 2nd Trimester! Only 90 days left! It seems like just yesterday we were in the process of doing procedure after procedure, medicines, injections, surgeries... I feel truly blessed to be carrying this little miracle and to have made it this far! 


PREGNANCY STATS UPDATE


How Far Long? 27 Weeks, 1 Day
 
Size of Baby? Baby is about the size of a head of cauliflower! And can you believe he weighs a little over 2 lbs now? (Jack probably weighs more... I'm thinking he's going to be a big baby!)

Total Weight Gain? 20 lbs

Maternity Clothes? Both still, but more maternity now since it fits better, and looks better!

Sleep? This week I've been sleeping really hard! I've surrounded myself with pillows now-one behind me supporting my back and one in between my legs!
 
Food Cravings? Vanilla Iced Coffee, Banana Bread

Stretch Marks? None yet, but my tummy is definitely more itchy now!

Gender? BOY!

What I'm Looking Forward To: Dr. appointment next week

Highlight Of The Week: Getting some of the nursery artwork in the mail!

Weekly Wisdom: Don't worry about your weight gain or how big people say you are! If you're healthy, getting enough good nutrition and being active you are fine!

Milestones: Baby is showing brain activity! Babies lungs are capable of breathing air and baby is rotating around in preparation for birth!
 
Symptoms: Pelvic/low back pain. Peeing a lot! Maybe some mild swelling or water retention in my legs. And another really annoying pregnancy "symptom" I wont talk about on here. :o)
 
Belly button in or out: It is stretching out and starting to pop out!
 
27 Weeks w/Jackson!
 

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Fun!

HAPPY EASTER!
The kiddos waiting for the eggs to be hidden

Little Kids Crew

Checking the loot



Me & Jac. This shirt made me look particularly big!

Mother in law and mom!


Jacob and his mom
My nephew Lane. :o)
Church Easter Potluck! Love these girls!
Duke wanting to play!

Easter Day!


Friday, April 6, 2012

26 Weeks, 3 Days!

PREGNANCY STATS UPDATE


How Far Long? 26 Weeks, 3 Days
 
Size of Baby? Baby is about the size of a lettuce!

Total Weight Gain? My scale broke earlier this week...but I think i'm up about 19 lbs. Maybe even a few more! AAHHH!!! I'm gaining like crazy now.

Maternity Clothes? Both still, but more maternity now since it fits better, and looks better!

Sleep? This week sleep has been uncomfortable with back/tailbone pain and getting in a comfty position.
 
Food Cravings? Vanilla Iced Coffee

Stretch Marks? None yet

Gender? BOY!

What I'm Looking Forward To: Decorating the nursery more and baby showers coming this summer!
 
Highlight Of The Week: Jacob bought me a chair for the nursery! It's a leather recliner~ and fits perfectly in there.

Weekly Wisdom: Dont get sick!! I've had a cold or something for about a week and a half and its miserable! I finally called and asked the nurse what I could take for the coughing so I hope it helps. Poor baby is probably super uncomfortable with all my hacking, and my stomach is sore from tensing up so much!

Milestones: Baby's eyelash are grown and is starting to open his eyes now!
 
Symptoms: Pelvic/low back pain- especially after I walk or exercise. Peeing a lot! Braxton hicks maybe? I can't tell if its them or if its because I've been coughing so much.

Belly button in or out: In
 
 
I'm really starting to get BIG now! 
 


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Jack Moving

video

I've been trying to get a good video of Jack moving around in my belly. He's kinda shy about it. :o)
And sometimes you can't see it very well through the clothes or on the video. So I put the remote on my belly to show him moving around.  He's more of a "roller" and "squirmer" than a "kicker" and a "puncher".  He kicks pretty good sometimes too, but most of the time he's doing some weird moves in there and my stomach will stick out to one side or the other or roll like a wave. It's a pretty neat feeling! I'm sure this wont be the last of the videos of my moving belly~ so sorry if its boring to you!