Thursday, July 26, 2012

week 29

How Far Along: 29 weeks 
Total weight gain: 25 pounds still
Maternity clothes? barely anything but!

Sleep: like a baby. :)

Best moment this week:
I feel like we've gone sonogram crazy this week! We had my 28 week scan last Thursday to find out if my previa moved (it did!) and then today, we went in for a 3D. It was so cool! We could actually see his whole little face, plump little cheeks, nose, lips, even his eyes, which opened a few times! The umbilical cord was right in front of his face so it looks a little distorted in some of our photos, but he made us laugh because he kept licking it... (gross?!). Little Liam, already a comedian.
Miss Anything? I've said so before, but I miss being able to wear all my cute summer shorts. Many of them won't even pull UP even with the bellyband I'm outta luck.

Movement: all day, every day!

Food cravings: Ok. So in the canned fruit aisle at the store, Del Monte makes these things called 'fruit chillers'. They come in a liquid form, you know, like otter pops, and then you freeze them so they're kinda like a popsicle. (Or 'frozen sorbet', as it says on the label) anywhoo....I might or might not have eaten a whole box in just two days. No guilt either, they only have 50 calories AND they pack a punch of vitamin C!

Anything making you queasy or sick: not this week

Gender: It's a boy! 

Labor Signs: Nope!

Symptoms:  The usual! Waddling everywhere I go, never wanting to be out of sight of a restroom, huge protruding belly.

Belly Button in or out? OUT! I can now officially see my belly button through my shirts.

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time:  happy this week to have gotten a lot accomplished!

Looking forward to: I am looking forward to my parents getting here in less than 3 weeks now, and my shower right after they arrive!

Showing? :0

 My plump little man, opening his eyes just for us! Just a little while longer until we find out what color they are....

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

welcome, welcome, trimester THREE!

That's right! Last week, I turned 27 weeks and welcomed myself into my third trimester!
Since we were on vacation on the beautiful island of Kauai (our 'babymoon'....last vacation pre-baby!) I def didn't feel like spending precious moments in front of the computer blogging, so here's my 27th week pic....
And then, quicker than I knew it, I was on to week 28....I'm now SEVEN MONTHS PREGNANT!!! Man, time is flying!

(oh, btw, Keith took all these pictures with our new camera and he's verrry proud of himself... I'd say he deserves a pat on the back at least :) :) )

How far along? 28 weeks
Total weight gain: About 25 now... and apparently most women gain 11 on average during trimester 3. For the Love! Keith actually said after looking at my belly the other day.... 'I don't even see how you're going to get any bigger'. Thanks, dear. I'm still in my 'recommended' area though so I'm not that worried about it.

Maternity clothes? At work, I started out with a shirt size small. I'm now not really comfy in anything smaller than XL. Definitely had my growth spurt!

Still sleeping quite well!
Best moment this week:
Every day of our wonderful vacation. Also, when we got home, we decided to spend some of this week organizing our house-- cleaning out closets, finding space for the things that used to be in Liam's room, etc. etc. Well, the room used to house all my craft supplies (I have a lot....) and they've been kind of stuffed in a closet for a few months....I came home from work and Keith had 'built' me a little craft area along a wall in our laundry room! He hung shelves and organized everything! He definitely knows just what to do to make my day!
Miss Anything? Not having to pee like a mad woman! I kid you not, sometimes I pee twice in a half hour. I thought I had to pee a lot before, but this is just ridiculous!

So active every day! At night I'll lay on my side and he'll kickity kick so much that it feels like my belly is popping a bag of popcorn.
Food cravings: Hmmm foood....let's see. Well I had lots and lots of seafood while we were on vacation....I could have eaten fish tacos every night!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Believe it or not.... COFFEE is some mornings! While we were on vacation, I nearly threw up three mornings and I am fairly positive it was from my morning coffee. Hasn't put me off enough to give it up, though.

Gender: It's a boy! 

Labor Signs: Nope!

Symptoms: Still getting those darn leg cramps. One morning I was getting charley horses in my calves so bad that I actually fell down on the ground when I tried to get out of bed! WTH--who does that?! THIS GIRL!

Belly Button in or out? Out-ish

Wedding rings on or off?
Still on! Though I think my fingers have gotten maybe a tiny tiny bit fatter, I went to take the ring off to get it cleaned the other day and it was a bit tough to remove!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Yes.

Looking forward to: My shower! Just a little over a month now!

Showing? LOL. Yeah, so I had my 28 week appointment today and the midwife went to measure me. (For those that don't know, around 24 weeks you start measuring about the same as the week that you are... so 24 weeks along = about 24 cm) Well, she said I was measuring large and asked if I'd had a growth spurt... The answer is YES, I definitely have! Keith & I were looking at photos from just a month ago when Rachel was here and we can't believe the changes just since then! AAANd he's still going to probably more than double in size before we meet him. 

Whaaaa...? How...??? That's going to come out of WHERE?!

Yeah, I'm trying to warm myself up the fact that after all this excitement and preparation, I still have to give birth. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

week 26. happy independence day!

How far along? 26 weeks
Total weight gain: I think I'm going to stop weighing myself, every week it's more and more! Well, I suppose that's a good thing. Between 21-23 pounds so far.

Maternity clothes? I've been shopping for larger regular clothes instead of maternity lately. I can't find ANY cute maternity pants/shorts.

Sleep: Definitely had some uncomfortable moments this week, thank goodness for my full-body pregnancy pillow!

Best moment this week: Crib came in the mail, thanks Bossy G! As did some other decorations for L's room... I can't wait to put that thing together, I have so many grand ideas.

Miss Anything? Being able to find something cute to wear in a reasonable amount of time.

Movement: CRAZY movement this week! He's been very active. Sometimes I think, doesn't this kid sleep?!

Food cravings: Twizzzzlers. I could eat a pack a day.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope 

Gender: It's a boy! 

Labor Signs: Nope   

Symptoms: Is it just me, or is it REALLY HOT out?? I think maybe it's just me and my unusually large body....

Belly Button in or out? Out-ish

Wedding rings on or off? On (thankfully I haven't had any swelling yet, I read this is about the time some people start to get it)

Happy or Moody most of the time: Always a mix

Looking forward to: Leaving for our vacation on Monday! AHHH! Last trip before Liam!
We are going to Kauai for 4 days and then the Big Island for 3.
Showing? HA! Even when I wear larger clothes and think I just look hefty, people ask about baby.

mama, daddy, & liam