Thursday, January 31, 2013

38 weeks...this is going to happen soon

How far along: 38 weeks

Size of the baby:Baby is about the size of a pumpkin and weighs about 6.2 to 9.2 pounds (let's hope closer to the 6lb side of the scale) . Her head is now about the same circumference as her abdomen.

Total Weight Gain: About 22lbs

Maternity Clothes: I still haven't been buying a lot of maternity clothes, even though that's all I can wear. I did find some cute tops on sale at Target.

Gender: a GIRL!

Movement: Yes, her little butt and feet are always pushing out. I will definitely miss that.

Sleep: I don't sleep. My body hurts and it's hard to get comfortable. Plus, I think about the birthing process way too much. I know, I need to cast my fears on the Lord and He would solve this

What I miss: Bending down, sleep

Cravings: I made some Puppy Chow the other night. Love that peanut butter mixture.

Symptoms: I'm feeling a lot of pressure in my pelvis area

Best moment this week: Went to the doctor yesterday. I have dilated and thinned out. Her head is way down and it's highly unlikely she will be able to flip.

Looking forward to: Her arrival!!

Obviously the picture above reveals her name. I will tell you how we decided on the name in another post.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Baby Shower #1

We had our first baby shower this past weekend back in my home town, Brevard County. My friend, Tracy put it together along with the help of her mother and mother-in-law. It took place in Merritt Island, FL at her in-laws home on the water. The weather was rainy and cloudy but the inside of the home was warm and inviting. This little girl growing inside is so incredibly loved, as are her parents :)

some of the books we were given displayed


everyone's favorite

so much food

the drink area

Tracy, my friend who put on the shower

We received more than enough clothes, blankets, supplies, etc...

The baby shower was "Book Worm" themed. Everyone who wanted to brought a book instead of a card. With over 30 people there, we didn't get one single duplicate book. She now has a library full of great classics that we will read to her.

We are just three short weeks from meeting this special gift from God. I am getting nervous about the birth process but know I will get through it. We have a church filled with prayer warriors!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

35, almost 36 weeks!

My cousin took some great photos for us. These are just a couple, she is still editing the others.

How i'm feeling:I must say, even though I am larger than I have ever been, I feel great! Its crazy how fast this bump came along. Trips to stores went from no one even taking a second look at my tummy to now having everyone ask, "boy or girl?". I can definitely see why people miss being pregnant. 

How far along: Going in to the 36th week

Size of the baby: About the size of a coconut. She's about 17.2 to 18.7 inches and  about 4.2 to 5.8 lbs 

Total Weight Gain/loss: I have gained a total of 20 lbs so far. 

Maternity Clothes: I have tried to not buy a ton of maternity clothes but pants are all maternity, their just more comfortable. I will say, getting dressed just isn't that fun in the mornings.

Gender: a GIRL!

Movement: She moves all the time. She loves getting hiccups as I prepare to sleep :) 

Sleep: It's been a little better. Not waking up as much as I had been

What I miss: Bending down with no problem, seeing past my belly.

Cravings: I did stop at Cheesecake Factory yesterday...that was a definite craving. 

Symptoms: No real labor symptoms which is good. I really hopes she cooks as long as she can

Best moment this week: Getting the nursery cleaned and set-up. Still have a lot of organizing to do but making progress.

Looking forward to: We have our first baby shower this weekend back in my hometown. Excited to see everyone!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

34 week bump

How Far Along? 34 weeks, can there really only be 6 weeks left?
Size of the Wee One?At my appointment last week she was measuring 17 in long and about 4 lbs.
Maternity Clothes? Oh yes. I finally bought a few pairs of jeans from Motherhood. They are so so comfortable.
Weight Gain? I've gained about 17lbs since my last check up but I think that number will be much higher at my next appointment thanks to all the holiday goodies.

Stretch Marks? None yet. I dont really rub anything on the belly either so it's my fault if they pop up
Gender? Girl
Sleep?Sleep has just been my enemy since this pregnancy.
Food Cravings? I've been bad. I eat way too much sugar and carbs
What I Miss? I miss feeling in shape and being able to bend over.
Symptoms? Back pain, tiredness, feeling large 
Belly Button? In...and it better stay that way .
Best Moment? Having random people tell me what I'm having. People love to guess.