Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Week 31 Update

{At my baby shower with Lindsay, Robin, & Amanda}
How far along?  31 Weeks (+1 day)

Weight Gain: +A LOT.  I'll weigh in next week at the doc.  My friends and family have been so supportive, and I'm so grateful to friends who have shared their weight gain stories.  It's tough being a girl sometimes!

Maternity Clothes: I found a super cute dress for my baby shower at A Pea in the Pod.  I'm looking forward to the day when I enjoy shopping for clothes again!  It was quite a task! :)

Stretch Marks:  Nothing new.

Sleep:  I've slept great the past few nights!  We've been so incredibly busy that I'm worn out and getting deep sleep.  If I get up 2-3 times a night to go to the bathroom, I'm happy!  It's the nights where I have to go 5-6 times that are tough on my body!

Best moment this week:  MY BABY SHOWER!  I can't even begin to tell you how incredible it was.  Every detail was absolutely perfect!  I am so grateful to my three hostesses Lindsay, Amanda, & Robin!  They made my day so amazing and special.  I'm so glad so many of my great friends were there to celebrate with me!  I missed a few of my girls (and my Mama) but I'm grateful to everyone who could attend.  Reed got so many AWESOME books and presents.  I'm going to enjoy organizing everything in the nursery this week!  Yay!

Missing anything?  Clothes that fit...

Movement:  TONS of movement this week.  His kicks and movements are very distinct now.  I can "see" his movements when I'm laying down.  He is sleeping in longer spurts now, so his movements come in waves...Nothing for a few hours and then BUNCHES of kicks all in a row!  Love the feeling, even though it tickles at times!  

Food Cravings:  Girl Scout Cookies & steak salad (I'm back on that...) 

Sickness/Symptoms:  Cracked rib!  I had a coughing spell last Wednesday when I was on the elliptical at the gym.  It's incredibly painful, and there isn't much I can do for it, except for ice and Tylenol.  It should heal in about a month-- well before Reed's arrival!  Ouch!

Labor Signs: No, but I did have a dream that I had Reed last night.  It was pretty easy in my dream.  =)

Belly Button:  Gigantic.

Wedding Rings On/Off:  On but tough to get off!  I'll just keep them on!

Moods:  Happy, excited, and grateful to my wonderful family and friends!

Looking forward to:  Kandra's baby shower on Saturday.  I'm also excited to organize the shower gifts in the nursery!!  
Celebrating with Kristin & Michelle
 Adorable & DELICIOUS cupcakes!
 Soooo many presents for the baby!
Darling centerpieces!  Wish I could keep them for forever!
Onesies decor!
 UppaBaby Cruz stroller (and cup holder!)  I can't wait to drive my baby around in this bad boy!
J.J. hadn't even finished putting the stroller together before Boise made herself at home.  She enjoyed being pushed around.  Such a cutie!

Monday, February 18, 2013

30 Weeks!!

How far along?  Exactly 30 Weeks!  I feel like this is a huge milestone!  We've made it 75% of the way, hooray!

Weight Gain: +A LOT.  Feeling very self-conscience and emotional about it...

Maternity Clothes: I really love my new Joe's maternity jeans.  Super comfy and stretchy!

Stretch Marks:  Oh I'm stretching...

Sleep:  Some nights are better than others.  I had a really tough week being sick with a cold.  The cough was really the worst part.  JJ spent two nights on the couch because of my hacking!  However, I'm on the up-swing, and I think I'll be sleeping better now that I'm getting healthier.  

Best moment this week:  Celebrating Valentine's Day at Shugart, homemade Valentine's dinner by J.J., and a tiny glass of Prosecco!

Missing anything?  The sun!  I'm ready for spring and the sunshine!

Movement:  Not as much this week...Maybe because I was sick?  

Food Cravings:  Breakfast foods (pancakes, toast, french toast)...Very random...

Sickness/Symptoms:  Occasional heartburn and shortness of breath!  

Labor Signs: No way.

Belly Button:  The doctor actually commented on my belly button size this morning.  I said, "I don't think it can get any bigger!"  He laughed and said, "Oh you'd be surprised!"  (I was NOT laughing.)

Wedding Rings On/Off:  On, but I'm worried about when the weather gets warmer.  

Moods:  Very emotional about weight gain.  

Looking forward to:  Jack & Linda coming in town this weekend!  They are going to help us with projects in the nursery, as well as some house renovations/updates!  I'm so excited that Linda will be in town for my baby shower on Sunday!!  I'm going shopping for an outfit to wear to the shower on Thursday.  YAY!  

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Week 29 Update

{Boise snuggled up on my tummy!}
{No profile pic of me this week because I haven't gotten out of sweatpants!}

How far along?  29 Weeks (+1 day)

Weight Gain: +28 (Wowzers!)

Maternity Clothes: I'm SICK so I haven't gotten out of my pajamas/sweat pants...

Stretch Marks:  Nothing new...Thanks, Reed!

Sleep:  Not good.  I came down with a cold/sore throat/funk this weekend, and my nose runs all day and night.  The coughing and constant trips to the bathroom make sleep impossible.  :(  

Best moment this week:  Being able to lay in bed and re-cooperate from this sickness.  

Missing anything?  Being able to take antibiotics when I'm sick.  They are the only thing that seem to work when I get sick.  

Movement:  Tons of movements!  His kicks are much stronger now and happen very often!

Food Cravings:  My latest craving is Oreos!  

Sickness/Symptoms:  Extra frequent bathroom trips and lots of pressure down there...My pregnancy running career may be over.  :(  

Labor Signs: None.

Belly Button:  Enormous and pokes out awkwardly.

Wedding Rings On/Off:  On and comfortable!

Moods:  Sad (when I broke my iPhone), sleepy, BLAH from being sick.  Hope next week I'm back to normal.

Looking forward to:  Getting healthy and my baby shower in 12 days!  Hooray!!

Here is a little preview of the nursery:

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Week 28 Update!

I'm excited to be 28 years old and 28 Weeks with Baby Reed! Yay!

How far along?  28 Weeks (+1 day)

Weight Gain: I'm pretty sure the doctor's scale was broken this morning because I'm up A LOT from last appointment.  In fact, I'd rather not share the exact amount! :)  

Maternity Clothes: I bought another pair of maternity jeans and some tops from A Pea in the Pod this week.  I figure I'll be wearing all of these outfits post-baby as well!  

Stretch Marks:  Nothing new! 

Sleep:  Sleep has been pretty good.  Lots of strange dreams...mostly about TV shows we watch at night or old friends!  

Best moment this week:  Being told by a 5th grader that I was the "best substitute ever!"  {Made me feel pretty good!}  Also, visiting the doctor for 28-week check up was fun!!

Missing anything?  Not getting out of breath so easily and quickly.  Last night at bowling, I felt like I was doing actual cardio!  Whew!  

Movement:  I read online that I should use one of my apps to count his kicks at night.  He should average at least 10 "kicks" an hour.  I haven't counted yet, but I'm pretty sure he's kicking even more than that.   

Food Cravings:  I'm still craving Hot Tamales and Cherry Coke.  Steak salad is also very important to me right now.  

Sickness/Symptoms:  Nose bleeds!  So strange but apparently "normal" according to the doc.  They are so sporadic but don't last long.  

Labor Signs: Nope.

Belly Button:  It's even bigger than last week.  Blah!  

Wedding Rings On/Off:  Still on and I hope to keep it that way!

Moods:  Happy, sleepy, peaceful...

Looking forward to:  Hanging the curtains and bookshelves TONIGHT with my #1 cousin and hubby!  We make a great team!