Thursday, September 18, 2014

15 weeks // bump update

How Far Along? 15 weeks.

Size of Baby: a navel orange! about 4 inches long and weighing in at 2.5 ounces.

Weight Gain: about 5 lbs so far, not so bad.

Maternity Clothes: yes! I had some really great Old Navy SuperCash to put to use and bought some adorable shirts for Peyton as well as a few maternity staples for myself (including the tunic and leggings that I am wearing in the above pictures - So comfy!).

Stretch marks: no, thank you. I have started applying lotion to my belly to help prevent those little tiger stripes, though.

Symptoms: hungry. all. the. time. I've taken to having to eat smaller meals more frequently throughout the day. For a 4 hour shift at Pier 1 this weekend, I ended up taking a whole lunch box full of snacks.

Cravings:  Not much to report here. Though, I have been eating a lot of celery and helluva good ranch dip - Yum!

Gender: Still waiting not-so-patiently to find out. We have discussed names for both a girl and a boy and think that we have narrowed it down fairly well... for now ;)

Mood: happy. tired. mostly just my usual self, but still with the shorter fuse.

Nursery: attic renovation progress is still chugging along quite nicely, so we'll see where that puts us.

Movement: yes! but still just little squirms and flutters. Hopefully baby will kick it up a notch here soon. :)

Sleep: sleep is pretty darn good these days (thank you, bumpnest pillow!) Also, since the first-trimester-bloating has really gone down, my bladder can now make it through the night without waking me up to visit the bathroom, which is totally awesome.

What I Miss:  we went to Carrabbas with friends on Saturday night and I reallyyyy would've enjoyed a nice cold glass of white wine with my yummy dinner. But, its all for a great cause and that glass can wait another couple of months. ;)

Belly Button in or out? 
 Still in. Though, not quite as "in" as it usually is thanks to this expanding belly.

Wedding rings on or off? On! I may or may not have tried on my wedding bands for fun again last night.

Anything making you queasy or sick:  nope!

Best Moment This Week: This morning when I dropped Peyton off at school, she leaned forward to kiss me and hug me like usual but I kept feeling her try to reach for my belly. Finally, when she pulled away, she leaned back down and kissed my belly and said "Bye, Baby!" She is definitely going to be an awesome big sister.

Labor Signs:  no. 

Looking Forward To: the wedding! and the honeymoon! and, of course, finding out if there is a little He or a little She squirming around in this belly of mine.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

14 weeks // bump update

How Far Along?: 14 weeks! Officially a second-trimester-momma!

Size of Baby: A lemon. Or, the size of my clenched fist (seems SO big!).

Weight Gain:  5 pounds. Eek!

Maternity Clothes: Yes, please. Seriously, I'm lucky that my clothes for work are scrubs and a little baggy because I can hardly button any of my jeans or comfortably wear anything that isn't sweatpants or leggings.

Stretch marks: no! and I need to invest in some good quality lotion to start rubbing all over this growing bump so none appear.

Symptoms: tired, always. And also "round ligament pain" aka my uterus stretching and growing to accommodate baby - which I'm perfectly fine with! :)

Cravings:  FRUITY PEBBLES. I had my first real, I-need-this-and-I-need-it-now craving for this delicious breakfast cereal and made asked my lovely fiancĂ© to pick some up on his way home from work the other day; and he so kindly obliged! He's the best. As are fruity pebbles.

Gender: Still no idea! Feeling total "boy" vibes, though.

Mood: happy. tired. loved. mushy-gushy lovey-dovey. but SO ANXIOUS - the wedding is less than a month away at this point! Can you even believe it?! I certainly can not.

Nursery: nada. However, there has been recent progress made on the attic we've been slowly trying to renovate and it gives me hope that it will be complete before baby is born. Which would be wonderful because then it will give us an additional room to add to the mix and allow for more space and another option for baby's room!

Movement: I think so! Little flutters/quivering  here and there. I can't wait to feel him or her more and more as time goes by.

Sleep: So much better thanks to my brand new Bumpnest pillow! (Again, thanks to my handsome fiancĂ©.) He got it for me as a late birthday present and my body could not be more thankful. It is like sleeping on a big, fluffy cloud.

What I Miss: There is nothing that I miss on the whole pregnancy front, but I would like to point out that I miss it being light out past 8:30pm. It has officially started getting darker out earlier and, while I enjoy every other aspect of the impending Fall weather, I am not looking forward to it being pitch black outside by 5pm.

Belly Button in or out?: In! Thank goodness.

Wedding rings on or off?: On, of course.

Anything making you queasy or sick: No ma'am! I am happy to report that I have been feeling wonderful.

Best Moment This Week: Peyton came up to me when I got home from work one day, gave me a hug and immediately rubbed my belly and said to the baby "I love you." Talk about a total heart melt.

Labor Signs: Not no way. Not no how.

Looking Forward To: The wedding! and our honeymoon! I can't believe that both are coming up so quickly. Didn't we just get engaged yesterday?


((post is delayed, I turned 14 weeks on Sept. 5))

13 weeks // bump update

How Far Along? 13 weeks.

Size of Baby: a peach! A perfect little peach.

Weight Gain:  maybe a few pounds, I haven't checked yet.

Maternity Clothes: i wish! My wonderful momma gave me two belly bands (one white and one tan) as part of my birthday present on Friday and I've already put them to good use. Most of my pants are already too tight to button, so I am all about the upcoming fall wardrobe of sweaters and leggings.

Stretch marks: nope! nothing new since my previous pregnancy anyways.

Symptoms: well, thank goodness the bloating and intense nausea from a few weeks ago has finally subsided! I was super lucky with Peyton and didn't get sick at all (except for one time that I took my prenatal vitamin before eating any breakfast... that didn't go over too well). So, I was really surprised to have to deal with all-day nausea induced by just about any smell you could think of for those first few weeks.

Cravings:  Nothing really...Though, there was one night a while ago that I absolutely had to have nachos, but it was just a one time thing. 

Gender: No idea, obviously. Buuut, it seems that just about everybody is rooting for a boy! Even Peyton. She says that way "he won't steal my clothes, like a girl would" - ha!

Mood: seriously, mood swings are rough. I can definitely tell that my fuse is a lottt shorter now and that just isn't good for anybody, haha.

Nursery: nothing to report here, we're not even sure of what room that will be yet!

Movement: maybe! I'm not 100% sure but I definitely feel like I have some fluttering going on.

Sleep: sleep isn't so bad, other than waking up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom!

What I Miss:  Friday we went to Hersheypark and it was a little sad not being able to get on the roller coasters; but! I got to enjoy all of the (allowable) kiddie rides with Peyton (while Daddy Nick and Aunt Nenna rode the roller coasters) and that was just the absolute best.

Belly Button in or out? 
 In, totally.

Wedding rings on or off? On! And not too long from now, I'll be able to add my wedding bands!

Anything making you queasy or sick:  nope! Thank goodness. Though, I have been having some round ligament pain and that is just no fun. 

Best Moment This Week: A nice, long 4 day weekend of not having to work at all! Especially since Friday was my birthday. Peach picking and Hersheypark were definitely the top two highlights.

Labor Signs:  no way, Jose. 

Looking Forward To: finding out if this little babe is a HE or a SHE! That way we can narrow done on our names ;)


((post is a little delayed, I turned 13 weeks on Aug. 29))