Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Bump Watch: Week 32!

I don't even know what a Jicama looks like.

How far along? 32 Weeks

Total weight gain? Up 1lb to 130lbs this week. I’m totally shocked, since it was Thanksgiving and we spend the entire weekend eating.

Waist/Belly Measurement? I grew an inch in the belly, so I’m up to 30” in the waist and 38” in the belly. I’m really looking pregnant now.. haha

Maternity clothes? Still the same. I should probably just delete this question since I’ll be in maternity clothes for the next 2-4 months.

Stretch marks? Still none, fingers crossed… :)

Sleep? After I kicked my stomach bug I actually slept really well. That is, when I slept. I have an insane amount of energy so I’m usually up until 12am and awake at 6am. On the bright side, I’m getting a ton of stuff done.

Best moment this week? Lots of things this week! The best was probably getting up the Christmas decorations in the house, but we also went shopping on Black Friday and I got almost all of my sewing done over the long weekend! I finished sewing the diaper stash up to 20 lbs (which I didn’t think I was going to do, ever!) which consisted of 10 pocket diapers and 6 fitteds to round it out. I got the small wetbags done and top stitched my nursing cover, too. I can finally move my sewing machine without worrying that I’ll need it in the next few months! I almost forgot to mention, we also got out maternity photo sneak peek this week! It’s up on facebook if you want to check it out.

Miss Anything? Not really, this week was pretty nice.

Movement? She’s still kicking, but I’ve noticed it happens less frequently. It’s probably because she’s sleeping for longer periods of time. When she’s awake though, she’s feisty.

Cravings? I had a wicked craving for McDonald’s yesterday. I tried to forget about it, but it just didn’t happen. Mmmmmmm horrible fast food.

Anything making you queasy or sick? I can’t really take seeing things that make me squeamish. Like anything on Tosh.0. I used to be alright, but now I just get nauseated.

Labor Signs? None this week!

Symptoms? I got one horrible blemish this week, which was a bummer since my skin had been amazing since the end of September. At least it was clear for the maternity photos!

Belly Button in or out?  Still halfsies.

Wedding rings on or off? Both on!

Happy or Moody most of the time? Pretty happy, I think!

Looking forward to? Relaxing and enjoying the rest of this pregnancy, and of course finally meeting our little E! Also, getting back our maternity photos so I can post them on the blog. :)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Bump Watch: Week 31!

Hopefully she's smaller than the average turkey.

How far along? 31 Weeks

Total weight gain? I’m still at 129 lbs this week, but since I was violently ill and was at 127 lbs on Wednesday, I won’t complain.

Waist/Belly Measurement? Still 30"/37”, but not surprised.

Maternity clothes? Plenty of them this week, although since I laid in bed a lot there was a fair amount of PJs as well.

Stretch marks? Still none!

Sleep? Horrible, terrible, awful. I was so nauseated that sleeping for longer than 30 minutes at a time didn’t really happen.

Best moment this week? I caught a guy checking me out at Panera. Then he realized I was pregnant when I turned around and got really flustered. Haha That always makes a person feel good. I also packed my hospital bag and washed E’s clothes this weekend after I was informed that she could come at any time. Yikes! But the feeling of being prepared is pretty amazing.

Miss Anything? I missed eating this week. I was soooooooo sick!

Movement? Oh yes, she’s still kicking up a storm in there. Which isn’t as cute when Mommy doesn’t feel good.

Cravings? I didn’t have any cravings this week, probably because I couldn’t eat.

Anything making you queasy or sick? Basically everything. OK, that’s exaggerating. I think I ate something on Wednesday that didn’t agree with me and that led to a pretty intense session of being “sick”. I was so sick that we called the after hours nurse line to see what we should do since I wasn’t keeping anything down. They prescribed be anti-nausea medication and told me if I couldn’t keep water down that I should head straight to Labor and Delivery. Thankfully, around 10PM I was finally able to choke down water in small amounts and I was able to eat a bit on Thursday. But pretty much the rest of the week I had what felt like acid reflux which made it impossible to enjoy anything. That passed by Sunday, but it was rough.

Labor Signs? Yes! I actually had contractions on Wednesday night because I was dehydrated. But once I had the water in my system they went away. *phew!*

Symptoms? Nausea was the big one this week. I was never sick during the 1st trimester so I had no idea that it could be so awful. Now I can understand how women don’t gain wait in those first months. But being so sick you can’t eat in the 3rd trimester not only sucks because your sick, but you get that really guilty feeling of “My poor child can’t eat!” which makes it even worse.

Belly Button in or out?  Still halfsies.

Wedding rings on or off? Both on!

Happy or Moody most of the time? I was moody this week.. haha But I was sick. Give me a pass on this one!

Looking forward to? Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping with the Hubby! He has Thursday and Friday off for the first time in like, EVER, so we get a mini vacation. We weren’t going to go BF shopping, but we really need towels. Nice fluffy guest towels. And I will go to Kohl’s at midnight if it means I can get $5 fluffy towels. I also want to go to Half Price Books (15% of all purchases!) and JoAnn’s to get some Christmas decorations for our entryway, but that can wait until later in the day.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Bump Watch: Week 30!

My poor, poor husband. Pink and animal print for everyone!!

How far along? 30 Weeks, we're 3/4 of the way there!!!

Total weight gain? I’m up 1 lb to 129lb this week. Only 1 lb? I can deal with that.

Waist/Belly Measurement? Still 30"/37”, but feeling bigger..:)

Maternity clothes? I actually wore TWO pairs of regular jeans this week. When your scale tells you you’re fat, put on pre-maternity pants and taunt it.

Stretch marks? Still none. I’m really hoping it stays that way.

Sleep? Still amazing. If I had known I was going to sleep so well during pregnancy I would have done it earlier. I’m seriously sleeping better now than I ever have. *knock on wood*

Best moment this week? Aside from taunting my scale? Probably taking my maternity photos. It was so fun! Also, my Dad informed me that my Step Mom does indeed know we're having a girl, which means we can tell EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Miss Anything? All of the delicious seasonal hefeweizen brews I’m missing out on. *sigh* Hefeweizen season is my favorite!

Movement? We have a very very VERY active little girl. In fact, at our 30 week appointment the Doctor was looking all over for the heartbeat and I started to freak out, and he goes “No, everything is fine, she just keeps moving away from me. You have a very active baby!” Then she proceeded to punch at the fetal monitor wand. Yep, I’m in love. It’s nice to get validation about her being so active. This week she gave me what I can only describe as “lightning crotch” and then a minute later she punched my side. Quite a little mover.

Cravings? Sweet potatoes.. Mmm.. I’ve also noticed that I could eat a hamburger for every meal. It doesn’t matter where it’s from, it just has to be burger-like.

Anything making you queasy or sick? Nope!

Labor Signs? None of those yet. I talked to the Doc about induction this week and he assured me that we won’t get to 42 weeks. Not because I’ll definitely go into labor, but because I’m so petite that he would really prefer to induce me around my due date so I don’t end up with a gargantuan baby.

Symptoms? TMI alert, I’m a gaseous mess. Also, as usual, we have back pain.

Belly Button in or out?  It’s still halfsies. It’s in when I sit, and sort of out when I stand. I’m almost ready to revert back to my ‘it’s not going to pop’ theory.

Wedding rings on or off? They’re both back on this week! But I’ve been getting almost 2L of just water into my system along with other liquids like milk, half caf coffee, hot cocoa.. you know.

Happy or Moody most of the time? Still mostly happy. Unless you tell me I'm huge or big, or decide to regale me with tales of your horrible labor. I kind of find that rude.

Looking forward to? Finishing up the L&D bag! I finally have all the supplies gathered, I just need to get them all packed. I’m sure I’ll post about that this week sometime!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Bump Watch: Week 29!

I feel like the gourd family gets alot of love in these size comparisons.

How far along? 29 Weeks

Total weight gain? I’m 128 lbs this week. Yikes! I blew right by that 20 lb milestone this week! Interestingly, Jesse has been keeping me upbeat by reminding me that I was 127 lbs when we graduated and I’ve only weighed 106 lbs since we got married. I think he was trying to remind me that I can be skinny again if I set my mind to it. He really is the best! :)

Waist/Belly Measurement? 30"/37”, I’m really excited about this because I’ve gained 10”!!! I started out at 26”/31” and I’m up 4” in the waist and 6” in the belly. So exciting!

Maternity clothes? Still rocking all of my maternity gear, other than the red jeans in the picture. Those are my regular jeans. Hey, when the scale tells you you’re fat, go put on a pair of pre-maternity jeans with a rubberband and make yourself feel better. haha! I did start to buy/make things for the hospital this weekend. I made a quick empire waisted nursing night gown with snaps on the straps and some reusable breast pads. I also printed and assembled the pattern for my hospital gown (because of course I’m making a really cute one!) and I’m going to try to make another nightgown this week. And I scored a super comfy gray jersey robe off of the clearance rack at target which I plan on wearing while I’m in the hospital. The robe I currently have is huge and would take up the ENTIRE suitcase!!

Stretch marks? Not yet! Still using my lotions and such to keep them at bay. A nice side effect of using the palmers cocoa butter line for stretch marks is that it treats the ones you have. I can hardly even see my old ones. Amazing!

Sleep? Awesome. Sleep is so awesome right now. I only wake up when I have to pee, which is only around twice a night. Some nights I’m exhausted and some nights I’m a ball of energy, though, and that’s kind of weird.

Best moment this week? We took the boat out for a little while this weekend! In Texas it’s insanely hot in the summertime, so fall is when we boat. We travelled all September and Jesse worked all October, so finally getting to take out the boat and just relax was so nice. Plus it was 85 degrees. Yes, it was 85 degrees on November 3rd.

Miss Anything? Nope!

Movement? We’re still very active! The kicks and punches are getting stronger, too. I think Jesse’s getting irritated that he can’t feel them on the outside because anytime he gets near the belly and starts talking the cupcake just gets calm. Then there’s little to no movement when he touches the belly. I personally think that’s a good sign, since he’s got a calming effect. He disagrees and wants to feel the movement. :)

Cravings? I really wanted sweet potatoes. I bought one, but I haven’t made it yet. Mmmmm sweet potatoes with marshmallows. So unhealthy, but so delicious!

Anything making you queasy or sick? Nope!

Labor Signs? I thought I might have had some Braxton Hicks or something on Sunday night, but I seriously think it was just gas. It’s kind of hilarious.

Symptoms? I’ve been keeping the house CRAZY clean! Like loading the dishwasher every night (not the norm around here), keeping the laundry clean and folded, and picking up everything in the living room at night. Our house has never looked better! I’ve also started to retain water which has probably attributed to the weight gain. I now have cankles.

Belly Button in or out?  I keep waiting for it to fully pop. I can kind of see it through some shirts. If you see me in public, don’t laugh.

Wedding rings on or off? The big guy is on, but my other one (the heart shaped engagement ring) is definitely off. Darn you, water retention.

Happy or Moody most of the time? Mostly happy unless I’m tired.

Looking forward to? Finding out the results of my glucose test. I took it last Tuesday and I still don’t know! I’m taking maternity pictures this Wednesday, too, so that’s something I’m really excited for! We’re doing it out in the Hill Country area. That’s where we take the boat out, and all of the leaves were turning! It looked like fall, which makes me even MORE excited to take pictures!