Sunday, February 21, 2016

Pregnancy Update: 29 & 30 Weeks!

30 weeks pregnant seems pretty legit right? Lately when people ask how far along I am or when my due date is, their responses have been like, "oh that's soon!" And I'm always like, "really?!" haha because 10 weeks still feels kind of far away. But I guess time has been flying so I'm sure he'll be here before we know it! AHHH! Landon always tells me, "I miss him!" because we haven't seen him (with an ultrasound) for about a month haha. He's such a cute daddy and loves his baby so much already!

This week I finished painting his dresser and also found a darling rocking chair for $25! And yes, I know I need a cushion ha... :) It feels good to be making some progress on his room.



Alright time for the update.

Baby is the Size of a: Last week he was a butternut squash and this week he is a cabbage! He weighs about 3 pounds and is 16 inches long. He almost weighs as much as Oliver!

Cravings: I'm still on my sugar kick so I really love fun dip! I usually have some after dinner every night. (Shout out to Ang for buying me a huge pack at the beginning of my pregnancy! You're the best ever!)

Food Aversions: So I really dread eating anything spicy, greasy, acidic, etc. because heartburn is no joke. I just like plain food.

Symptoms: Still nauseous--mostly at night but now it's starting to happen in the morning/all day again. Also, my blood pressure is kind of high. So I'm trying my hardest to stay calm and just not get stressed over things, but anyone who knows me knows that's kind of impossible. At my last appointment it was 150/80 so that's not super great.

Fears: Feeling pretty good actually. Of course I'm nervous about the transition to parenthood and labor and nursing and all that stuff, but I don't feel overly stressed or worried right now :)

General Mood: So happy and really emotional. I cry soooo easily, whether I'm happy, sad, angry, grateful... I just feel like my heart is mush right now. Also, I can't even see a picture of a mom and dad with their newborn without crying. I really just can't handle it.

Sleep: Blah, definitely getting worse. I wake up a lot throughout the night and it's usually kind of hard to fall back asleep because he's having a party. Also, I tried doing the pillow between my legs thing but it always ended up thrown off my bed in the middle of the night somehow?

Maternity Clothes: Of course. I'm huge. This is actually a dumb question. I think I'm going to take it off next time....

Movement: All the time! It's starting to feel less jabby and more like rolling movements. It's so weird to see a part of my belly get pushed up and then trying to guess which body part it is haha. Oh man, he's so cute! He also gets hiccups a lot. I will feel the tiny hiccups and then a few minutes later he'll just start freaking out and moving around like crazy... poor little guy! :( Landon got to feel the hiccups this morning and then the spazzy movements of baby boy freaking out over them. It's so cute and so sad ha. Definitely feeling him wiggle and move is my favorite part of pregnancy and something I know I'm going to miss so much.

Looking Forward To: Well, we leave for Hawaii in two days... AHHH! So definitely looking forward to that! After Hawaii is my baby shower so there's just a lot of exciting things happening in the next few weeks. My cute sisters have put so much effort into planning it, it makes me cry! They're just the best ever. I'm so excited to celebrate this sweet baby with my family and friends!

Anyway, life is good and we are so happy and soooo excited to meet this sweet boy! Only 10 more weeks (or hopefully closer to 9... ha! Wishful thinking?)



Sunday, February 7, 2016

Pregnancy Update: 27 & 28 Weeks!

Why hello THIRD trimester! I really can't believe it. He's going to be here SO soon. We can't wait to meet him!

Baby is the Size of a: Last week he was the size of a head of cauliflower and this week he's an eggplant. He's over 2 pounds and 14 1/2 inches long! My niece was born at 28 weeks, so I actually have a pretty good idea of what he looks like right now. Oh man, she was SO tiny! And now she's a perfectly healthy almost teenager :) It is comforting to know that if something crazy happened, he has a pretty high chance of surviving if he was born right now. Having a miscarriage right before this baby has really made pregnancy scarier for us, but reaching milestones like this makes us so grateful and relieved that he's come so far and been so brave and healthy! I tell him every day that he's so brave and such a good boy :)

Cravings: I definitely have had a more regular appetite lately, but I wouldn't say I have any big cravings. I guess I really like soda right now, which is kind of weird for me. Vanilla Coke is where it's at!

Food Aversions: Hmm, actually I don't think I have any food aversions right now.

Symptoms: I was SO excited to write up this post and share the exciting news that I haven't thrown up in two weeks... but then I did something really dumb. I decided that since I'd been feeling so much better I was going to stop taking my medicine on Friday. Yeah, not a great idea. I threw up last night and now I know I just need to take my medicine until he's born. No more experiments!

Fears: You know what, I feel pretty good actually. Of course I'm still nervous for labor and taking care of a newborn and becoming a mom, but overall my excitement is totally outweighing my nerves.

General Mood: Just so happy and grateful. Landon and I talk a lot about our sweet baby we lost in July, and how this baby boy truly is our little miracle. When we first found out I was pregnant again we wouldn't even really talk about it because we were so scared to get excited and heartbroken again. But look at him now! He's so big and so healthy. I can't believe it! My heart could burst.

Sleep: Oh man, I have always been such a good sleeper. But I'm starting to wake up at least 5-6 times every night and then it's so hard to go back to sleep. I think I wake up to baby boy kicking me, because every time I wake up he's totally having a party. Also, my hips ache so bad. I think I'm going to try sleeping with a pillow between my legs and see if that helps.

Maternity Clothes: For the one day a week I actually get dressed, yep ;) I actually still wear my regular shirts, so hopefully I'm not stretching them out too much haha.

Movement: Yes! It will never, ever get old. I get sad when he's sleeping and SO excited when he wakes up. I love to watch my belly and to push back where he's pushing and of course tell him how sweet he is and how much I love him. It's so funny because the puppies always think I'm talking to them when I talk to the baby. Poor things, they have no idea what's coming... Also my favorite part of the day is waking up every morning. Landon and I cuddle for a few minutes and he puts his hand on my belly and baby boy kicks away to say good morning. It's so special and seriously my favorite thing in the world. Landon is really so in love with this baby, my heart could just burst. This baby is so, so loved.


Looking Forward To: So many things! We leave for Hawaii in a little over two weeks! We are sooo excited! And then right after Hawaii I'm having my baby shower! My sisters are planning it and I can't wait to see everyone and talk about all things BABY :)

So a few other exciting things from the past few weeks-I finally finished painting baby boy's crib. YAY! It seriously took 20 hours. Oh man, not super fun. But it looks SO cute! It's actually Landon's crib that he slept in when he's a baby, so it's just really special. I loved watching Landon set it up--he's a proud daddy! :) And now I go look in baby's room at least once a day because I love looking at it!




I also found a really cheap dresser online that is in great condition so now I'm painting that! I can't wait to get his room all set up. It just makes everything feel so much more real. He's really going to be here at our house! I can't believe it.



And here are the bump pictures. I know, I know. I'm huge :)



We sure love you baby boy! 12 more weeks (or hopefully a little less!) We can't wait to meet you!
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