Wednesday, May 21, 2014

39 weeks

hurry up, baby!

How far along: 39 weeks 2 days
size of baby: a small watermelon
Gender: baby boy
Weight gain: 19 pounds
Maternity clothes: lots of leggings and whatever is comfortable. I actually sold what I'm not using anymore to Clothes Mentor. Do I sound ready or what?
Stretch marks: the same
Belly button in or out: pretty flat...on a positive note, it's easy to clean!
Sleep: up a lot to switch sides, use the restroom, drink some water, or put in eye drops. I feel like I see every other hour on the clock. Peyton is sleeping better now that my mom is here.
Best moment this week: We had a great Mother's day and have enjoyed having my mom here. She's helped me so much with Peyton, laundry, and last minute things for baby. Josh and I got several boxes packed yesterday which is a good feeling. Peyton's last day of school is tomorrow and my Bible study ended on Friday. We made dinner for 2 couples with new babies and got to have Peyton's buddies Jack & Paul over for dinner on Sunday.
Worst moment this week: Just kind of bummed that he's not here yet.
Miss anything: not really...our life is kind of crazy with baby coming, Josh finishing intern year, buying a house, preparing to move, and planning a trip to Texas for a wedding. It's stressful but we're excited for new things!
Movement: Baby is very powerful and when he does move, it moves my whole stomach. I enjoy watching it and putting my hands on my belly.
Cravings or aversions: no change. I've been eating a lot of peanut butter M&M's and baked Cheetos lately. I've slowed my roll on Oreo smoothies at the gym. (Even though they always sound good.)
Symptoms: Starting to feel some pain when I walk and I'm having more and more contractions. Just nothing consistent. I try to bounce on my birthing ball a few times a day to get things going. I've also been doing squats and stretching.
Looking forward to: I'm hopeful we'll have some good news at my appointment on Friday and maybe a holiday weekend baby!

Here's a few pics from our maternity shoot. I'm so happy we decided to take them!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

37 weeks

37 weeks with both boys! (we start Aggie brainwashing early hehe)

How far along: 37 weeks
size of baby: a bunch of swiss chard
Gender: baby boy
Weight gain: 18 pounds
Maternity clothes: seriously whatever is comfortable. My underbelly jeans from Gap aren't working so well anymore. I'm constantly having to pull them up. I refuse to buy any new maternity clothes at this point.
Stretch marks: about the same, I think I'm seeing some new ones above my belly button
Belly button in or out: borderline sticking out, sensitive
Sleep: I'm up every 2 hours or so at this point. My hips are hurting from laying on my side, even with using my preggle pillow.
Best moment this week: Spending time as a family of 3 before baby comes. We went to Chuck e Cheese on Friday afternoon and then decided at the last minute to go to the circus that night. I took Peyton to the park on Saturday and Sunday. It's starting to sink in that his days as an only child are numbered.
Worst moment this week: nothing really
Miss anything: I'm excited to not be pregnant. It will be nice to feel normal again.
Movement: He's starting to get hiccups once a day and his movement makes my stomach feel really tight.
Cravings or aversions: It's pretty much the same. Not really wanting big meals and sweets always sound good.
Symptoms: some hip pain from when I lay on one side for too long. My back also starts hurting if I stand for too long. 
Looking forward to: My mom coming in town so that I can have some help with Peyton. I'm also excited to have a girls night out tonight!

I ended up being induced with Peyton at 37 weeks. So early in this pregnancy I thought I would be upset or super miserable if I had to go past 37 weeks. Well, here we are and I'm actually fine. I'm not nearly as swollen and I'm not hurting as much as I did with P. I know he'll come when he's ready and the wait will be worth it.

8 lbs 8 oz newborn Peyton
April 6, 2011