Monday, July 29, 2013

33 weeks

How far along? 33 weeks (6 weeks until my c-section :))

Weight gain/loss: at my appointment last Wednesday it was confirmed that I'm up a total of 16 lbs. However, after my family reunion weekend of eating SO much food, my next appointment could be a doozy! ;)

Symptoms: nothing new...leg cramps while I sleep, peeing all the time during the night, and tiredness.

Gender: Surprise baby!!! However, I will say again that I'm 99.9% sure this is a girl...call it instinct, call it relying heavily on the Chinese gender chart predictor ;), call it what you will, but I will be SHOCKED if the doctor pulls out a boy! :)

Maternity clothes? yes! And lots of my cute summer (non maternity) dresses that can still be worn and look adorable! :)

Sleep: up several times a night to pee

Food cravings/aversions: nothing strange or in excess

Movement? a ton, especially the past few days. I'm not sure if he/she is getting ready for D-day by flipping the correct way or what, but there is some MAJOR movement going in there! :)

What I miss? not being tired, but other than that, I'm perfectly content pregnancy-wise :)

Best moment(s) this week: seeing all my family at our reunion this past weekend. It was an awesome time!!!

What I'm looking forward to: my next appointment (I just like reassurance that everything is moving along well :)) and my cousins baby shower on Saturday.

Next appointment: 8/7/13

And for good measure, my 33 week bump and some family reunion pics (I've been AWFUL about posting anything non-pregnancy related on this blog! :( I hope that changes, but who knows? ;)


My sweet Mia Grace and Vivienne (these two are inseparable! :)
After they saw my cousin Megan and I do belly-to-belly pictures, they wanted in on the action :)

Just being silly with my family :)
Bump-to-bump bellies :) (My cousin Megan is due exactly one month after me :))
 The loves of my life :)
Best friends and the loves of my life! ;)

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

32 weeks

Life is moving along, things are falling into place at our new house, and yesterday I was 32 weeks prego! :) Time is flying, yet creeping, if that makes any sense! ;)

How far along? 32 weeks (yesterday :))


Weight gain/loss: I will find out the official weight gain, according to my doctor tomorow, but I believe I'm up a total of 16 lbs total, up 2 lbs from my last appt.
Symptoms: leg cramps while I sleep, peeing all the time during the night, and tiredness.
Gender: Surprise baby!!! However, I will say again that I'm 99.9% sure this is a girl...call it instinct, call it relying heavily on the Chinese gender chart predictor ;), call it what you will, but I will be SHOCKED if the doctor pulls out a boy! :)

Maternity clothes? yes! And lots of my cute summer (non maternity) dresses that can still be worn and look adorable! :)

Sleep: up several times a night to pee
Food cravings/aversions: nothing new...I was craving a Chik-fil-A millkshake and hubby brought me home one last night..YUMMO! :)
Movement? a ton

What I miss? not being tired, but I'm the kind of person that LOVES being prego, so I'm going to enjoy these last 7 weeks, no matter what! :)
Best moment(s) this week: Manny getting some "snuggle" time in with my belly. With raising two kids, working full time, moving, trying to get things settled at the new house he hasn't been able to really lay and connect with Baby Bump but he did the other night and it was just a special moment! :)
What I'm looking forward to: our family reunion weekend, this weekend. It's going to be HOT, so awesome to see all of my family. I can't wait! :)
Next appointment: tomorrow, 7/24/13

And for good measure, my 32 week bump, this morning
And as I said on Instagram and Facebook, yes, I own more shirts than this pink one (I feel like I've worn in it several bump pics!) it just happens to be I'm wearing it when I do my documenting! ;)


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

31 weeks

How far along? 31 weeks (yesterday :))


Weight gain/loss: According to my scale I haven't gained any weight since my appointment last week. I even moved the scale around to a few different spots this morning thinking that couldn't possibly be correct :) but it said the same thing at each spot. I guess we'll know for sure at my next appt. As of now, I'm still up a total of 14 lbs.
Symptoms: continued leg cramps, increased heartburn, and just plain old tired, but considering it's been in the 90's here (with 100+ degree heat index), I'm really not complaining! :)
Gender: Surprise baby!!! However, I will say again that I'm 99.9% sure this is a girl...call it instinct, call it relying heavily on the Chinese gender chart predictor ;), call it what you will, but I will be SHOCKED if the doctor pulls out a boy! :)

Maternity clothes? yes! And lots of my cute summer (non maternity) dresses that can still be worn and look adorable! :)

Sleep: same as before...I have come to terms with the fact that I won't be sleeping again for a VERY long time, seriously! ;) Honestly, I haven't slept a full night since I found out I was prego (not one.single.night) in fact, I've pretty much gotten up 2-3 times a night every.single.night so it is what it is! :)

Food cravings/aversions: thin sliced (and I mean almost paper thin! :) honey ham. I know you aren't really supposed to indulge in lunch meat, so I try not to, but yum, yum, yum! I tried this recipe last night and it's a little slice of Heaven! ;)
Movement? a ton

What I miss? being able to lay down, on my back, without feeling like I'm suffocating :)
Best moment(s) this week: just more settling in at the new house...Manny painted Mia's room/the nursery and although the "mocha" color I picked out is WAYYY pink (which is okay, since I'm convinced it's a girl! ;)) but either way, now we can pick out the crib bedding, etc.
What I'm looking forward to: a friends baby shower brunch on Sunday where I'll get to see friends I haven't seen in FOREVER and my next appointment! :)
Next appointment: my next OB appt is 7/24/13

And for good measure, my 31 week baby bump this morning! :)






Thursday, July 11, 2013

30+ weeks

Well hellloooooo friends! :) I have tried posting from Blogger for DAYS now, and for the life of me couldn't get it to where I could type in the body of my post...I could only type a post title and that's it! Talk about frustrating! ;) And then my super genius, computer oriented brain (sarcasm! ;) thought I'd try to do it on Firefox (instead of Internet Explorer) and it worked, YAY!!!!! :)

So, without further ado, here is my 30 week pregnancy update! :) (now I'm closer to 31 weeks, but that's okay! :))

How far along? 30+ weeks

Weight gain/loss: I am up a total of 14 lbs for my entire pregnancy! :) I'm hoping if I keep my numbers low I'll quickly go back to my pre-prego weight and then some! :)

Symptoms: legs cramps and the exhaustion seems to be creeping back (but I'm not sure it ever really left! ;)

Gender: Surprise baby!!! :) We found out with both Manuel and Mia, and since this will be our last child (I can't imagine a 4th c-section) we figured this one should be a surprise!

Maternity clothes? yes! And lots of my cute summer (non maternity) dresses that can still be worn and look adorable! :)

Sleep: I have come to terms with the fact that I won't be sleeping again for a VERY long time, seriously! ;) Honestly, I haven't slept a full night since I found out I was prego (not one.single.night) in fact, I've pretty much gotten up 2-3 times a night every.single.night so it is what it is! :)

Food cravings/aversions: who doesn't love some low fat frozen yogurt? ;)

Movement? a ton!

What I miss? a full nights sleep and Mia being able to sit (comfortably) on my lap

Best moment(s) this week: getting things more together at our new house, and hopefully by this weekend hubby will have Mia's room/the nursery (they'll be sharing) painted so I can start getting everything set up and baby ready! :)

What I'm looking forward to: my OB appointments are now every 2 weeks which means we are in the home stretch (sort of! ;) I can't wait for my family to see me at our annual family reunion next weekend...I haven't seen some of them yet this entire pregnancy (Because they live out of state) so this will be fun! :) Oh, and I'm SO excited to get my hair done next week. I know it sounds SO vain, but seriously, my roots and my greys are driving me insane...Momma needs an update! :)

Next appointment: my next OB appt is 7/24/13

 I switched it up this week and did a frontal view (instead of side)
 And an aerial view ;)
And just because I love it...our house post- power washing, grass cutting, tree trimming, etc. (all thanks to hubby, of course! :)) My mom has the most beautiful yard EVER, so she'll be coming over sometime soon and sprucing up the front and backyard for what remains of the summer! :)


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

29+ weeks (and some house pics)

So Monday came and went and I never posted a 29 week update. Please forgive me as life has been INSANE since we settled on our house last Thursday and have been go, go, go ever since! :) The movers came on Saturday and although everything is moved in, we still have a lifetime bit of work to do! :) (I'm exaggerating...the house is 100% completely livable there are just some tweaks (painting, border down in some rooms, etc.) that I would like done, but all things considered, we are 1000000% blessed! :) Call me lazy and crazy, but moving when you're 7.5 months pregnant in 95+ degree weather was a bit much! :) but again, we're "settled" in and SO happy! I love, love, love how the kids act like each day is a new adventure in the house. I know the "newness" of it will wear off, but in the meantime, it's SO cute to watch! :)

Normally, when 4th of July falls during the week my sister will have her annual cookout either the weekend before or the weekend after, however this year she is choosing to have it on the 4th and I'm actually pretty excited...although I'll be tired for work on Friday at least than I know this upcoming weekend we can really knock out some projects around the house! I'll be sharing pics on the blog of our new home, as we get different rooms "finished" (I have finished in quotes because I mean as we get each room livable...however there could still be more to do in that room (ie take down hideous border in the main floor powder room! ;) but for now, we live with it! :)

First though, my 29 week update...

How far along: 29+ weeks

Symptoms: heartburn, leg cramps and waking up every morning with 3 of my 5 fingers asleep because of the way I lay my hand under my pillow! :) Random, I know but that's been happening the last several morning. Oh, and I have had some SLIGHT swelling in my feet at the end of the day (which is new to me because I had NO swelling AT ALL with Manuel or Mia's pregnancy). Trust me, I'm not complaining though because when I slight, I mean SLIGHT, especially compared to some women I've seen who basically can't differentiate between their leg/ankle/foot area! :)
Weight gain/loss: Per usual, it's just a "guess" (based off of my home scale) in between doctors appointments, but I do believe that I'm a total of about 15 lbs (I'll know for sure next Wednesday at my monthly appt) I was looking through my old medical records (the doctor that delivered Manuel and Mia stopped practicing last year so he gave me all of my files) and I was able to see that at this point in my pregnancy with Manuel I had gained THIRTY ONE lbs (WOWWWWWWWW!) and with Mia I had gained 17 lbs, so I'm happy that pregnancy #3 seems to be following the same path of weight gain that I did with Mia, although I feel absolutely HUGE right now! I'm not sure how much wider (from back to front) my belly can possibly get! :)
Gender: Surprise baby!!! :) We found out with both Manuel and Mia, and since this will be our last child (I can't imagine a 4th c-section) we figured this one should be a surprise!

Maternity clothes? yes! And lots of my cute summer (non maternity) dresses that can still be worn and look adorable! :)

Sleep: I have come to terms with the fact that I won't be sleeping again for a VERY long time, seriously! ;) Honestly, I haven't slept a full night since I found out I was prego (not one.single.night) in fact, I've pretty much gotten up 2-3 times a night every.single.night so it is what it is! :)

Food cravings/aversions: still love me some sushi, and think about it ALL the time but only indulge once in a blue moon!
Movement? a ton!

What I miss? nothing really

Best moment(s) this week: other than becoming homeowners :)....honestly, it has nothing to do with me or my pregnancy it has to do with a high school friend, who has been trying for YEARS to get pregnant and she announced on Facebook that she and her husband are expecting twins!!! I am SO happy for them! :)
What I'm looking forward to: getting the baby/Mia's room set up, and having my next appt on 7/10/13

Next appointment: my next OB appt is 7/10/13

And for good measure my 29 week bump (Here is what I was talking about in my "weight gain/loss" section above...I feel HUGE and I still have 9.5 weeks to go when the baby gains the most weight! Eeeekkkk!


And for good measure, some of the house pics :)
 The kitchen (we like the color, not a fan of the border, so that will be coming down eventually)

The kids bathroom (they picked out the decor! :) We'll be painting it blue, sooner rather than later)
 The powder room on the main floor (again, this will be painted too, and border (which you can't see) will be taken down)
 Family room/basement (this area is basically completed, other than hanging pics, etc.)
 Master bedroom (this room is also completed, we just need to hang pics. Although the green that I picked out, that hubby painted, photographs a tad "obnoxious", I promise it's not and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! :)
 Another view of the master bedroom

We still have to finish the basement in the bathroom and our master bathroom is complete (decoration-wise) BUT I couldn't get a good pic of it :( When I do, I'll post it. I can't wait until the kids rooms are complete so I can share them as well. The journey has just begun and we couldn't be more excited!!!!! :)