Thursday, July 17, 2014

28 Weeks


How far along? 28 weeks 1 day, hello 3rd trimester!
  • Baby Size: 16.2 inches and 2.5 lbs! Hogan is the size of a head of cauliflower!
  • Weight gain: 11 pounds (probably more, we'll find out next week at my appointment)
  • Maternity Clothes: Maxi dresses are amazing, and I am loving my maternity bathing suits!
  • Stretch Marks: None, I frequently put on my Mama Bee tummy butter to prevent them.
  • Sleep: It's harder to fall asleep, but once I do it's heavenly. I do wake up at least once a night to go to the bathroom, and then am typically up for an hour trying to fall back asleep.
  • Gender: Girl
  • Movement: Little girl is really moving and grooving in there, I love it. I freak out now if I can't remember the last time I felt her.
  • Best moment this week: Taking my bump to the beach! I loved being at the beach with my family and soaking up the sea-air and sunshine.
  • Looking forward to: Taking my glucose test next week, and seeing our girl on the 3d/4d ultrasound.
  • Food Cravings: I've still been craving grilled cheese sandwiches, caramel ice cream, and bottled water with ice from Mr. D's convenience store.
  • Weirdest food I ate this week: Nothing weird.
  • Anything making you queasy or sick: The smell of Daddy's lunch meat. Yuck!
  • Labor Signs: Nope.
  • Workouts:  Walking, and carrying around my nieces and nephews. My lower back has really started to bug me. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

27 Weeks


How far along? 27 weeks
  • Baby Size: 14.5 inches, and a little over 2 lbs. She's the size of a roast!
  • Weight gain: 11 pounds!
  • Maternity Clothes: Yes
  • Stretch Marks: None, I frequently put on my Mama Bee tummy butter to prevent them.
  • Sleep: Yes, thanks to my bumpnest pillow!
  • Gender: Girl
  • Movement: Oh, yes, lots of it, and her kicks are getting stronger and stronger.
  • Best moment this week: Having my parents and younger brother come over for the fourth of July. I realized we only have one more holiday (Labor Day) left with just the two of us.
  • Looking forward to: Our 3d scan in two weeks, and taking my glucose test. Yes, I am crazy, but I want to get it over with.
  • Food Cravings: I still love Twix, bottled water, and sour punch chews are everything!
  • Weirdest food I ate this week: This pregnancy has been pretty simple, no wild and crazy cravings.
  • Anything making you queasy or sick: No, thankfully.
  • Labor Signs: Nope.
  • What I miss: I'm going to delete this part next week.
  • Workouts:  Ha, bending down to pick up things, or search the fridge is a workout!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

24-26 Weeks


*This is the only picture I have from week 25. I was in Austin, and this is my adorable nephew Preston just hanging out next to his cousin.*

Despite the shade, Hogan and I had to soak up some vitamin D while it wasn't too hot.

How far along? 26 weeks
  • Baby Size: 2 lbs, 11 + inches, the size of a butternut squash
  • Weight gain: 11 pounds!
  • Maternity Clothes: Yes, including bathing suits!
  • Stretch Marks: None, I frequently put on tummy butter to prevent them.
  • Sleep: Yes, although I frequently wake up to use the restroom, and then it takes an hour or so to fall back asleep.
  • Gender: Girl
  • Movement: YES! She's quite the ninja, it's amazing!
  • Best moment this week: I'd have to say that capturing her movement on video is so cool, I love sharing it with others.
  • Looking forward to: Completing the nursery. It's been so exciting to make big purchases and attempt to put it all together. 
  • Food Cravings: Right now I love grilled cheeses, Twix candy bars, and sour punch short straws.
  • Weirdest food I ate this week: I still haven't had a crazy craving!
  • Anything making you queasy or sick: No, nothing.
  • Labor Signs: Nope.
  • What I miss: I'm just so blessed and thankful for this pregnancy, that despite some of my complaining I wouldn't trade it for anything. I know how lucky we are to be in this position. I'm thankful for every uncomfortable day, and I don't miss a thing.
  • Workouts: Swimming and chasing around my two nieces!

Friday, June 13, 2014

22 Weeks-23 Weeks


*I am late on posting this, and instead of a 22 week bump, you get a 23 week bump!

How far along? 22 weeks
  • Baby Size: 1 lb, the size of a spaghetti squash
  • Weight gain: 6 pounds!
  • Maternity Clothes: Yes, shirts, leggings, and shorts! Still loving my maxi dresses, too!
  • Stretch Marks: None, I frequently put on tummy butter to prevent them.
  • Sleep: Yes, thanks to my bumpnest pillow!
  • Gender: Girl
  • Movement: Some, I can feel a rolling movement sometimes, and there are also a few flutters here and there. She reminds me of a coy fish in my tummy. * as of last night, at 23.1 weeks I felt movement on the outside! Her kicks are strong, and she likes to party at night!
  • Best moment this week: The hospital tour! We got to see the L & D rooms, the nursery where she won't have to stay, we found out that she gets to be with us the whole time!
  • Looking forward to: Summer break, today is my last day! I can't wait to sleep in, and really get started on her nursery.
  • Food Cravings: I've been enjoying sour cherry jelly beans again this week. I would also say that chocolate cake has been on my want list as well.
  • Weirdest food I ate this week: I still haven't had a crazy craving!
  • Anything making you queasy or sick:  I got a weird dizzy/faint spell while at the hospital, but nothing serious, or to make me sick.
  • Labor Signs: Nope.
  • What I miss: I'm just so blessed and thankful for this pregnancy, that despite some of my complaining I wouldn't trade it for anything. I know how lucky we are to be in this position. I'm thankful for every uncomfortable day, and I don't miss a thing.
  • Workouts: I just have to laugh, and admit that no, I haven't been working out, I'm too exhausted by the end of the day. Hopefully I can continue walks and have time for weights over the summer.  

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

21 weeks

 
 

  • How far along? 21 weeks
  • Baby Size: She's the size of a carrot, and a baby bok choy according to my baby apps! 7 in 11 oz
  • Weight gain: We will find out at our doctors appointment this morning.
  • Maternity Clothes: Yes, shirts, leggings, and shorts! Still loving my maxi dresses, too!
  • Stretch Marks: None, I frequently put on tummy butter to prevent them.
  • Sleep: Getting lots of it, and loving it!
  • Gender: Girl
  • Movement: I've been feeling little movements (I think) here and there, but nothing strong.
  • Best moment this week: This week I felt a rolling movement in my belly when I laid back in my chair. It reminded me that she's in there and this is real!
  • Looking forward to: Big kicks and seeing her today at our doctor's appointment.
  • Food Cravings: Cherry sour jelly beans, and sour patch kids eXtreme.
  • Weirdest food I ate this week: I haven't eaten anything weird, I guess I'm not one of "those" pregnant women. 
  • Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nope.
  • Labor Signs: Thankfully none.
  • What I miss: Laying on my tummy! 
  • Workouts: Getting up feels like a workout on some days.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

20 weeks



How far along? 20 weeks
 
  • Baby Size: I use two apps, and one says a Belgian Endive (no clue what that is, haha), and the other says she is as big as a mango! 6.5 inches and 10 oz
  • Weight gain: 5lbs (we'll know for sure at our appointment next week)
  • Maternity Clothes: A few things, shirts, skirts, and some shorts.
  • Stretch Marks: None
  • Sleep: It's still my favorite thing to do, and I love sharing my bumpnest pillow with little Miss. Bella Bell and Birdie.
  • Gender: Girl
  • Movement: I've been having a feeling like little bubbles are popping in my tummy, almost like tiny fireworks! 
  • Best moment this week: Celebrating my best friend, Linzie's daughter-to-be, Taitum. Linzie is fifteen weeks ahead of me and we're both having girls! Future BFF's.
  • Looking forward to: Feeling more movement.
  • Food Cravings: I still like to eat egg and cheese tacos each morning, and this week I also wanted cherry sours, and watermelon sour patch kids.
  • Weirdest food I ate this week: Nothing weird.
  • Anything making you queasy or sick: While at the nail salon this week I got a whiff of Chinese food from next door and that made me feel very queasy.
  • Labor Signs: Thankfully, no.
  • What I miss: Nada, it's been a great week!
  • Workouts:  Dog walking!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

19 Weeks

 

How far along? 19 weeks
 
  • Baby Size: Zucchini or a Mango 6 inches and half a pound!
 
  • Weight gain: 4 lbs
 
  • Maternity Clothes: Some, loving maternity shirts and dresses.
 
  • Stretch Marks: None
 
  • Sleep: Yes, it's my favorite thing to do!
 
  • Gender: Girl
 
  • Movement: Not yet. 
 
  • Best moment this week: Celebrating Mother's day with my family. We went to the Hyatt Hill Country Resort, and floated the lazy river, and hung out on their beach all day. It was perfect. Blake got me a few special Mother's day presents and the entire weekend was just magical. I never thought I would be a mommy-to-be!
  • Looking forward to: This weekend is my best friend Linzie's baby shower. I can't wait to spoil her and her little Taitum, who will be here in July. I also can't wait to get bump pics taken with her.
  • Food Cravings: Egg and cheese tacos, and coke with ice.
 
  • Weirdest food I ate this week: No weird foods.
 
  • Anything making you queasy or sick: I can happily say "nope, nothing this week".
 
  • Labor Signs: Nope.
 
  • What I miss: Again, nothing. I love being pregnant!
 
  • Workouts: Chasing my nieces around this past weekend.