Tuesday, April 29, 2014

36 weeks

P loves to stare at himself in the mirror. Also, proof that I'm still working out!

How far along: 36 weeks
size of baby: a honeydew
Gender: baby boy
Weight gain: 15 pounds
Maternity clothes: I'm wearing my leggings or maternity workout capris a lot. Trying to see what I can get away with. Leggings with a long shirt, why not? It covers my butt. 
Stretch marks: no new red ones, I need to be better about using the stretch mark cream.
Belly button in or out: borderline sticking out
Sleep: It's ok. Who needs sleep anyway, right? I'm glad I finally gave up and just started letting Peyton sleep on a pallet next to our bed. It makes for a better night for all of us.
Best moment this week: Since my last update I had my 27th birthday, met with the doctor who will deliver me, fun Easter weekend, took maternity pictures, and got a ton of stuff done on Josh's days off. We even made a trip up to St. Paul to go to the Como Zoo! Peyton had a great time.
Worst moment this week: Lots of emotions lately. I'm lucky to have an understanding hubby that will put up with my mood swings and let me vent.
Miss anything: I've realized that I'm not able to keep up with Peyton like I used to. I feel like he's getting away with more because he can tell I'm not my normal self. Luckily Josh has been home to help me keep him in line. He's a sweet boy, but sometimes he likes to argue or wander away from us in a crowd.
Movement: Lots of kicks and punches and I've started to notice some hiccups.
Cravings or aversions: My appetite isn't very big anymore. I still have my sweet tooth.
Symptoms: some pain in my rear and the top of my abs are sore by the end of the day
Looking forward to: Hopefully my Dr. will check me today and we'll have some progress! I'd still like to go 2 more weeks because my Mom doesn't get here until May 10. I also can't wait to see how our maternity pics turned out. Lastly, it's looking like everything is going well with our house in West Virginia. Josh and I still feel like we're holding our breath and can't get too excited just yet. We would love some prayers that everything falls into place. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

34 weeks

How far along: 34 weeks
size of baby: a butternut squash (I believe it)
Gender: baby boy
Weight gain: I'm thinking maybe 12 pounds at this point. I'm meeting the doctor who will deliver me on Friday and will know for sure then.
Maternity clothes: oh yes
Stretch marks: noticing some new ones around my belly button
Belly button in or out: very shallow and sensitive
Sleep: Still having crazy dreams and waking up once or twice to use the bathroom. I'm making more sound effects when I get out of bed.
Best moment this week: Since my last update I passed my 3 hour glucose challenge, my parents came to visit, we had Peyton's 3rd birthday party, finished a 3 session childbirth review class, went to Morgantown to house hunt and we're under contract for our first home!
Worst moment this week: flying to West Virginia 2 weeks ago was pretty uncomfortable, but worth it to find our house.
Miss anything: my belly not bumping into everything...
Movement: Tons! You can see it through my clothes. It sometimes takes my breath away.
Cravings or aversions: I'm eating pretty much everything that bugged me at the beginning of this pregnancy now. Dinner never really sounds good. I'd rather have a power bar or bowl of cereal.
Symptoms: back and sciatic nerve pain and calf cramps a few nights a week
Looking forward to: Meeting Dr. Gil on Friday, Josh having some time off, and working on my massive checklist before the move.

This picture cracks me up. I went to the mall with a friend and her 2 boys the other day. We saw that the Easter bunny was there and decided to say hello. Her boys had no problem sitting by him, but this is where Peyton chose to stand. "Keep your distance, Bunny." lol