November 27, 2013

36 Weeks

How Far Along: 36 weeks! Ahhhh...tomorrow we're exactly three weeks (or less) from meeting this sweet baby. At my check-up on Monday, my doctor turned in the paperwork for the c-section to be scheduled on December 19, so I'm in total countdown mode!

Baby is the size of: A honeydew melon, which is what the websites said last week. Anywho. Somewhere in the 5 pound range and probably close to 19 inches long. Who seems like every week the websites all contradict each other, but I'm still thinking this is a long baby!

Sleep: Better this past week! I guess we've all been tired because we've all been snoozing pretty hard around our house, but--of course--I have at least three bathroom breaks throughout the night! It's getting harder and harder to roll out of bed with allllll this belly in the way.

Symptoms: Getting tired earlier in the evening, and I'm definitely feeling the need to stay organized. I wouldn't necessarily say I'm "nesting," but I feel a strong urge to leave work each day completely caught up, and I've been wanting to stay on top of laundry and a clean kitchen way more than usual.

Movement: The movement has definitely changed, so I can tell baby is running out of room. At my check-up, my doctor said the head is quite low (I believe it) and he/she's in position, so I think there is just no more room for the karate kicks and jabs. I still feel movement, it's just different these days.

Maternity Clothes: Mostly maternity clothes. My favorites lately are leggings with baggy t-shirts!

Go-to eats: I did great on cutting back on sweets last week...but we're talking about this week, and it's all downhill from here.

Best moment of the week: My check-up! Even though they're pretty quick and boring these days, I love hearing the heartbeat and getting that reassurance that all is well. Plus, each appointment is just one step closer to delivery!

Gender: I'm back on the boy train, but we shall see soon!

What I’m looking forward to: The holidays! Greg and I are both about to have four full days off work at home with the kiddos, and I'm so excited to decorate for Christmas after our Thanksgiving festivities. It's going to be fun/weird to have a fifth stocking on the mantle. I bought a "Baby's First Christmas" stocking last week, and I can't wait to see it hanging up with the rest of them! I'm also considering packing my hospital bag this weekend. Baby's is all packed up and ready, and I have a list started for mine...

November 19, 2013

35 Weeks

How Far Along: 35 weeks (tomorrow)

Baby is the size of: A honeydew melon. About 20 inches long and around 5 to 5.5 pounds. I'm putting my money on longer than 20 inches, but that's just me!

Sleep: Lacking. But right now, my thoughts on this topic are a little skewed because Baby J and I went to the Justin Timberlake concert last night. We didn't get home until 1:30 a.m., so I'm exhausted in every way possible.

Symptoms: Sleepy. And I get hot way too easily! I'm definitely enjoying these cooler temperatures.

Movement: We still have an active baby, but I feel like he/she must be getting pretty settled in its head-down position because the movements are less all over the place.

Maternity Clothes: Mostly maternity clothes, but my favorite clothes are my comfy lounging and/or work out clothes.

Go-to eats: As per usual, I'm cutting back on sweets, BUT this week (which means yesterday and today), I've had none. That's no small feat for me and this sweet tooth!

Best moment of the week: The baby shower, hosted by three very good friends, was absolutely perfect. It's pretty amazing to have so many people who love this precious baby already!

Gender: Your guess is as good as mine...I just have no inkling of an idea these days.

What I’m looking forward to: First and foremost, going to bed tonight. Baby-related excitement would have to be next week's check-up. I love getting updates from the doctor!

Baby's First Concert

Last night, Baby J and I went to a concert with some great friends...and thousands of other folks. Yep, we did it up right for baby's first concert. None other than Justin Timberlake! Such an awesome show, but oh how sleepy I am today.

November 13, 2013

34 Weeks

How Far Along: 34 weeks...So if you're keeping count, we're now just five weeks and one day away from Baby J's arrival!

Baby is the size of: A butternut squash. Anywhere between 4.5 and 5.5 pounds and around 19 inches long. I had a check-up on Monday (all is well) and was really hoping for an ultrasound to get a size estimate, but no such luck.

Sleep: Well, this isn't baby-related, but poor Easton has been sick since Saturday, so sleep has been lacking for both Greg and me. Poor kid just hasn't been resting well, but I'm hopeful that he's on the road to recovery so sleep will be better in the coming days. Crossing my fingers that he didn't pass anything on to me...momma really doesn't have time for strep throat right now.

Symptoms: Hungry a lot...what else is new?

Movement: LOTS. It's funny, at this point he/she definitely seems to have regular wake and sleep times because I feel so much movement in the morning and in the late evening, but then just mild movement during the time in between. When Baby J gets to going, my stomach looks alien-like because it's all over the place! At my check-up on Monday, my doctor said baby has turned head down and dropped lower.

Maternity Clothes: Mostly maternity clothes, but my favorite clothes are my comfy lounging and/or work out clothes.

Go-to eats: Right now, nothing in particular. I'm attempting to cut back on sweets--ha.

Best moment of the week: Hearing that the baby has dropped lower. Not that it really matters because it'll most likely be a scheduled c-section, but it was still exciting to hear that baby's doing what it's supposed to!

Gender: At this point, I really, really don't know. I've been team blue all along, but sometimes I imagine a baby girl.

What I’m looking forward to: Definitely excited about the baby shower this weekend! And I'm really looking forward to me and this (rather large) baby bump jamming at the Justin Timberlake concert next Monday!

November 7, 2013

33 Weeks

Not the best picture, but you can't always look adorable. :-)
How Far Along: 33 weeks (and one day).

Baby is the size of: A durian--seriously I think they make these fruits up sometimes. Anywhere from 4 to 5 pounds and around 19 inches, which I believe. I keep thinking this baby will be our biggest  yet, even though (so far) I've gained the least amount of weight. I feel like there's a lot of baby in there!

Sleep: It's weird. Lately, I've been getting up a ton throughout the night (bathroom breaks, the kids coming in our room, dogs roaming around, etc.), so obviously my night's haven't been incredibly restful, but somehow I haven't been exhausted during the day. Don't get me wrong, when 9 p.m. hits, the bed is calling my name, but I'm thankful to still have lots of energy during the day.

Symptoms: Hungry all the time...further confirming my suspicions that this kid's large.

Movement: This baby doesn't mess around. Some of the kicks and squirms lately are less precious and more jab-like, but I'm happy to know he/she is moving around like crazy in there. I'm not sure if it's an active baby, or if it's just trying to claw its way out.

Maternity Clothes: Mostly maternity clothes, but my favorite clothes are my comfy lounging and/or work out clothes.

Go-to eats: Right now, nothing in particular...Though I have still been thinking a lot about Chili's, which is really random. I couldn't tell you the last time I was there. Greg are I are going Christmas shopping this weekend, so we may satisfy that craving during a kid-free lunch!

Best moment of the week: Being able to finally say that our baby will be here NEXT MONTH. Oh, I love it! Six weeks from today (unless baby comes earlier) I'll be holding my precious little one.

Gender: At this point, I really, really don't know. I've been team blue all along, but sometimes I imagine a baby girl.

What I’m looking forward to: Hmmm...let's see. Next week will be great. Not only do I have a check-up, but some sweet, sweet friends are hosting a baby shower, which will be so fun!