Friday, December 19, 2014

28 weeks // bump update

28 weeks // we can not wait to meet you, little man!

How Far Along? 28 weeks. 7 months! (Um, that means there are only TWO MONTHS LEFT! Que the nerves!)

Size of Baby: big. Can we just say that? I work part time at Pier 1 Imports where part of our attire is a blue apron and well, baby boy sure is making me look like a big blue whale. Customers have been commenting non-stop and asking when I am due - to which I respond with the appropriate "March 6th" - and they all reply with some version of: "March!? But you're so big! Are you sure there aren't twins in there?" ...Yes, I am sure there is only one in there. I am sure of my due date and I am well aware that this belly is large and in charge. One lady even said to me this weekend: "You look like an olive on a stick!" -- Um, thanks? Haha. // But in real life (or at least according to the pregnancy apps that I peruse) baby weighs about as much as an eggplant and is around 13 to 14 inches long.  -- No wonder this belly seems so big!

Weight Gain:  just up 1 little pound from last week. Though, that makes 18 total. Geesh.

Maternity Clothes: yes, of course. Anything but is just too tight at this point... and I'm still gonna get much, much bigger. Oy vey. Leggings and maternity tunic sweaters all day, errrryday.

Stretch marks: still no. Though, my sides are stretching out pretty far these days. Give me all the lotion!

Symptoms: still the occasional heartburn. and still the uncomfortable-ness of growing this precious baby boy (with all of his kicks and punches). Oh! I almost totally forgot - pregnancy insomnia is totally a thing. I have such a hard time falling asleep at night and then I wake up at least twice before morning, each time feeling wide awake. Makes it super easy to wake up in the morning and get going, of course.

Cravings:  hmmm, no. But I can eat the most random of things. The other day I had a seafood salad sandwich with chips followed by a bowl of corn flakes and then a pickle and I think some ice cream after that. Gross now that I think about it, haha.

Gender: baby boy!

Mood: tired. exhausted. stuffed (is stuffed a mood?). and so super anxious about getting everything together now that we're down to the last third of this pregnancy!

Nursery: still flip-flopping on what kind of "theme" would fit perfect but that is all well and good because we are still waiting on the attic to be completed enough to move on to the nursery. Home Depot is coming out this week to do the measurements for the attic carpet though and as soon as that is installed, we're ready!

Movement: All day (and all night) long! I can feel him shifting positions in there all of the time, but I think mostly he likes to lay sideways and push his feet and butt out - which is so comfortable, let me tell you! ;)

Sleep: like I said, pregnancy insomnia is no joke. 

What I Miss:  I'm starting to not be able to bend down as easy as before. In fact, my poor legs did not get shaved for the longest time because 1-whoa big belly and 2-our shower is so tiny, it makes bending down almost impossible to do anyways. 

Belly Button in or out? 
 Out, still. Don't think that's gonna change for a while now.

Wedding rings on or off? On. And snug as a bug.

Anything making you queasy or sick:  no, nothing as of this week, thank goodness.

Best Moment This Week: this hasn't just happened this week, but it sure is one of my favorite daily occurrences: Peyton loves to snuggle and sing to the baby and each and every time that she feels him kick and squirm around in there she looks up at me with the most excited face and adorable grin, that I could literally burst at the seams with happiness. She is going to be such a great big sister to this little guy and I so thankful for them both.

Labor Signs:  no, no.

Looking Forward To: well, I can tell you what Iwasn't  looking forward to: the 28 week glucose tolerance test. Yuck. I went for that on Thursday and although it wasn't as bad as I anticipated, it still wasn't overly fun. However, I am looking forward to visiting my sister in New York this weekend and helping her pack up her things to come home for the holidays! and Christmas is next week... what?! Good grief this year flew by.


Thursday, December 11, 2014

27 weeks // bump update

How Far Along? 27 weeks! The very last week of my second trimester. Which means we're two thirds of the way there... What?! When did that happen?? 

Size of Baby: a rutabaga. or cucumber. or a head of cauliflower - depending on what app you read. 

Weight Gain: about 17 lbs now. Yikes. To say the Holiday feasting has caught up with me would be a vast understatement.

Maternity Clothes: yes, all day everyday. My "lounge" clothing like old t-shirts and fleece pajama pants are all way too tight. In fact, I'm currently typing this with one of my college tees on, but with it hiked up over my belly since it's too tight. So, thank goodness for maternity clothes for when I actually go out in public. Otherwise, I would look like the hot mess express waddling around.

Stretch marks: no! Thank goodness. I lotion up this belly of mine as often as possible.

Symptoms: Well, not a whole lot to speak of. There was a week or so where I had heartburn after I ate just about anything. Even now, if i drink too much coffee, I get a little bit of that reflux-y feeling. And the belly, it's starting to get biiiig and just a teeny bit {sometimes a lot-a bit} uncomfortable.

Cravings:  Nope. There are the occasional "oh I could really go for some _____." moments. But nothing that is really a consistent "yes, give me all of the _____ all. of. the. time!"

Gender: still our sweet baby BOY as far as I know :)

Mood: tired, all day long. It doesn't help that I've been getting sick lately either. Not like, throwing up sick, but just run down and achey and my allergies/sinuses are driving me up the wall. 

Nursery: Still nothing to speak of. We have an idea of what we would like to do... just no means to do it right now. The attic has to be completed before we can work on baby's room and we are SO CLOSE to finishing!

Movement: Yes! Starting to get some serious kicks to the ribs now that baby boy has less and less room in there to move around. I love every minute of it. Also, feeling some little tiny hiccups now too! So very precious.

Sleep: still sleeping fairly well. Nothing to complain about there. My bumpnest is still my very best snuggle buddy (sorry, Nick!). 

What I Miss:  I still miss having clothes that fit. And a nice chilled glass of wine would have went so well with Thanksgiving dinner, but I am more than happy to forego that indulgence for this sweet little babe.

Belly Button in or out? 
 Out; alllllll the way out. Belly expansion has made that happen for sure.

Wedding rings on or off? On and getting just a liiiitle tight.

Anything making you queasy or sick:  Not pregnancy wise. Just allergies and sinuses kicking my butt, like I had mentioned. 

Best Moment This Week: researching baby items online with Nick. We spent like 30 minutes reading reviews on an infant bath tub, haha. Also, when Peyton was making a list of the people that she was going to "shop" for at her school's "holiday shop" (remember those from when you were little?) and she asked if she could get the baby something, too. So sweet! I can't wait to see what she picked out.

Labor Signs:  no! Better not be having any of those for quite some time. 

Looking Forward To: making progress on baby's room and hopefully beginning a registry soon!


Since so much has happened since the last update, here are the only two bump pictures from in between now and then:


20 weeks // bump update

This post is super far behind. {Read: almost 8 weeks behind.} So sorry! It's been completed and just hanging out it in my drafts for the past 2 months and I just never got around to posting it. Likely because I never took a great progress picture for that week. Or for very many weeks since then. Life has just been so darn busy. So, without further adieu, here is my 20 week bump update:

This is the best picture I have from 20 weeks - a bathroom selfie at work that I had sent to my husband.
Just go with it.

How Far Along? 20 weeks! Halfway there already. Man, time flies!

Size of Baby: a banana. At our anatomy scan, the tech mentioned that baby is weighing about 10 ounces (so, right on track!).

Weight Gain: about 6 lbs now... which I thought would have been more considering we went on our honeymoon and all we did was eat and eat and eat and relax on the beach, haha.

Maternity Clothes: yes, but only a few pieces. I am in SERIOUS need of some maternity jeans. The belly band just isn't gonna cut it for much longer. Even my scrub pants for work are getting too tight. Woof.

Stretch marks: none so far, thank goodness. I constantly apply lotion to prevent those babies from showing up.

Symptoms: gas. so much gas.  The kind that builds up and becomes painful. One night on our honeymoon I woke up doubled over in pain and crying because I had so much gas pain. So, I've since purchased some Gas-X but it's really just a constant everyday battle.

Cravings:  No ma'am. I don't know where the consistent I-want-this-food-item-now cravings are at for this pregnancy, but I wish I at least had one to speak of.

Gender: BOY! Baby Eagle is most definitely a "male". We all anticipated that he would be, but it was still so awesome for that to be confirmed for us. 

Mood: tired and happy. Mostly tired now that it gets dark out so super early, though. 

Nursery: Nothing to speak of... yet. At least now that we know what Baby Eagle's gender is, it should make planning the nursery go a little quicker! ...maybe ;)

Movement: yes! yes! yes! Even Nick has felt him movin' around in there. He started kicking me a little bit before the wedding and throughout our honeymoon and the last few weeks, the movement has gotten stronger and stronger. I am absolutely loving it and wish I could feel him having his dance parties all day long.

Sleep: sleep is excellent. I wake up maybe once around 5am when Nick gets up for work, but I normally fall asleep again pretty quickly. Just yesterday we put the heated blanket and flannel sheets on our bed since the temps have been dropping and I couldn't be happier.

What I Miss:  having clothes that fit. Though, I am more than willing to accommodate the growing baby bump.

Belly Button in or out? 
 Halfway between the two.

Wedding rings on or off? On! Bands and all (finally!).

Anything making you queasy or sick:  no, thank goodness.

Best Moment This Week: feeling baby kick and move. It seriously is the best feeling in the world. 

Labor Signs:  no, no. 

Looking Forward To: date night on Saturday with my love to see Gone Girl. Ever since we got back from our honeymoon, we have been trying to plan a night out to go see it and we've finally managed to make it happen. Also: getting this attic done! I will be so excited to decorate the new space, get our closet situation organized, and then move on to baby's room!