Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Baby Girl - Week 34

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How Far Along: 34 weeks

Maternity Clothes: Yup.

Best Moment This Week: Hitting 34 weeks seems big because we only have 6 weeks left to go. But probably the best moment is going through her little clothes from her shower. I started taking the tags off her clothes and prepare to wash them so we can get them put away. Do her laundry makes her coming even more real. I just can’t wait to meet her!

Gender: Girl!

Movement: Lots of movement. I often have a foot or butt in my ribcage, but I love feeling her move!

Size and Development: Baby girl is about 4.5-5 pounds and is around 18 inches long - about the size of a butternut squash! Her lungs are still developing, and she can recognize and react to simple songs, so I guess I should start singing her lullabies!

Food Cravings: Hot chocolate. I’ve been getting a little tired of having to drink mainly decaf, so hot chocolate has sounded really good lately. I also have really gotten into hot chocolate made with chocolate almond milk.

What I Miss: I miss flipping over in bed with ease. :D I sleep well, but toss and turn often, so flipping over has become quite the task.

Sleep: My sleep is really good – until last night when I got really sick. I think it’s a virus of some sort – so much for getting the flu shot. HA.

What I am looking forward to: My San Diego baby shower is this Saturday. I have a couple of friends coming from out of town for it, and I’m so excited to celebrate our baby girl with our SD friends.

Symptoms: Some heartburn and feeling a bit uncomfortable. She’s getting heavy, and rolling over in bed is becoming quite the task. Also, I may have had a couple of Braxton Hicks contractions. Since I’ve never had contractions before, I’m not sure that’s what it was, but it’s definitely possible. 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Baby Girl - Week 33

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How Far Along:  33 weeks

Maternity Clothes: Yup.

Best Moment This Week: My Sacramento baby shower! My best friend, sister-in-law, mom, and mother-in-law (thank you all) threw a baby shower for me with my friends and family in Sacramento. We had lots of fun and got lots of clothes and goodies from our registry. Thank you to everyone who came and/or sent a gift. We are truly grateful!

Gender: GIRL!

Movement: Lots. My mother-in-law saw my belly move when baby girl did a flip-flop in church. Ha.

Size and Development: Baby girl is about 4.5 pounds and around 17.5 inches long. Her bones are hardening, she can keep her eyes open while awake (which is kind of weird – ha), and her breathing is starting to coordinate her breathing with sucking and swallowing.

Food Cravings: Cheez-its and ice cream always sound good, but nothing that I feel like I HAVE to have.

What I Miss: Walking up our stairs without getting out of breath. That would be nice.

Sleep: Sleep is good. I toss and turn a bunch and have to go to the bathroom about 3 times a night, but when I’m asleep, I sleep well.

What I am looking forward to: I’m looking forward to getting her clothes and baby things washed and put away in their place. I’m also looking forward to my San Diego shower in a couple of weeks.

Symptoms: A little bit of heartburn and some breathlessness and fatigue. Overall, things are good and my symptoms aren’t too bad. I also do this thing when I’m really tired that if something is funny, I start laughing and then crying. I start crying so much that I’m not sure if I’m actually laughing with tears or crying for real. Stinking hormones. I’m not sure if this is an actual symptom, but my family thinks it’s funny. HA. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Baby Girl: Week 32

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How Far Along:  32 weeks – Holy buckets! Only 8 more weeks to go! So crazy to think that I’m 8 months pregnant, and she’s going to be here in 2 months!

Maternity Clothes: Why am I still asking this question? HA!

Best Moment This Week: When Chris left for work, he kissed me and said I love you, then touch my belly and said, “I love you, too.” I just love when he talks to her!  

Gender: GIRL!

Movement: Lots of movement. I feel her many times throughout the day, and I love it!

Size and Development: She’s the size of a squash, which seems appropriate for this fall season. She’s 3.5-4 pounds and around 16 inches long. She’s gaining more fat under her skin, and she’s head down in preparation for birth.

Food Cravings: Ice cream – whenever we have dessert, ice cream always sounds good. :D I’m having an aversion to certain vegetables, so I’ve been pretty limited to salad, peas, and corn. So, craving sweets and hating most veggies – awesome! Trying to not go too crazy with the sweets, though!

What I Miss: Wearing my wedding rings. I’ve had some swelling in my fingers, so I’ve started wearing a fake ring because my wedding rings are a bit too small.

Sleep: Sleep has been really good, however, whenever I roll over, I feel like a beached whale trying to flip over. That is really the only time I’m uncomfortable – when I have to roll over.

What I am looking forward to: Our baby shower this weekend! We head up to Sacramento this week for the shower that my best friend, sister-in-law, and our moms are throwing. I’m so excited and can’t wait to see everyone!

Symptoms: Heartburn, growing belly, fatigue, and some swelling in my feet and fingers.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Baby Girl - Week 31

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How Far Along:  31 weeks – 9 weeks left - we are in single digits, people! 

Maternity Clothes: Yup. 

Best Moment This Week: We got out crib, we finally picked out the stroller/car seat that we want, and we got our first baby gift from our registry in the mail (thanks, Liz)!!! Things are just getting more real - and it's awesome! It's crazy to think that we are in single digits of weeks left until she gets here!

Gender: Baby Girl!

Movement: This girl moves a lot! She has times when she doesn't move, but I pretty much feel her all day. It's so funny to see my belly move and jump randomly. In fact, last night was the first time she kicked me right in the bladder. Holy moly, I thought I was going to pee my pants! 

Size and Development: She's about 16 inches and 3.5 pounds. Her irises can now react to light and all her senses are now working. Not sure what or how she's smelling, but its cool that she can.

Food Cravings: Still sweets. Although lately, I've been wanting more home cooked type foods. I think with the weather cooling off, I want my fall comfort food - hence mashed potatoes and meatloaf for dinner. 

What I Miss: Being able to bend over or squat down easily - it's the little things we take for granted. Actually, the squatting down isn't the hard part, it's the standing back up that is more of the challenge.

Sleep: It's still good. I've been blessed with still getting good sleep most nights. It helps that I usually go to bed exhausted. Ha. 

What I am looking forward to: Setting up her room. I can't wait to get everything painted, set up, and put away and make the guest room her room. 

Symptoms: Mainly just fatigue. The heartburn hasn't been too bad this week - thank goodness. For the most part, I just get tired and worn out easier. Overall, I can't complain too much.