Sunday, August 17, 2014

Baby Girl: 33 Weeks


33Weeks
Baby is the size of a pineapple (about 19-22 inches long)
Weighs about 4.9 pounds

 
How far along are you? 33 weeks
Sleep: I've tried using a few essential oils lately to help with sleep and they've been amazing.  I'm able to stay asleep longer but when I do wake up to roll over my side is super sore and I can barely move and also my arm is asleep. I don't know which I'd rather have though. The restful sleep or the not as sore body.
Mood changes: Still tired.
Cravings: Nothing. All food sounds gross lately.
Other symptoms: My right arm falls asleep really easily now. It's really awesome to wake up and not be able to use my right hand.
Movement: Her movements are more rolling but they've been really hard lately.  I've seen my stomach really move a lot lately which is something I haven't seen yet with this pregnancy.  Hopefully she's not wrapping the cord around her neck like Tate did with his!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Too much sugar.
Have you started to show yet:  Yep.

Do you have a name picked out: Still no name.
Maternity clothes: Almost every day.
Labor Signs: Nope.
Belly Button in or out: in
Wedding rings on or off: Off, I probably won't wear them again until after baby is here.
Looking forward to: Meeting the baby! If she comes as early as Tate did, she'll be here in 33 days!

Things I'm worried about: Being a gigantic, swollen mess for the next 7ish weeks.
Things I'm loving:
Knowing that no matter when the baby comes I don't have to worry about finding a sub/making sub plans/my students being awful. I can just drop Tate off with someone and go to the hospital.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Year of Tate: Day 226

August 14, 2014
 It was quite a fun day for Tate today. We started out by babysitting a little boy (which is not fun for Tate, he hate the sharing of toys and attention).  After babysitting we went to The Museum of Natural Curiosity. Tate loved the water room and the wind tunnel.

In the wind tunnel.
After that we went to pick up Husband at work and got a little dinner. Then we headed to the Sunset Safari at the zoo.  It was nice to not have all the crowds but most of the animals were asleep though we did get to see some of the animals that are normally asleep during the day up and awake.


He loves this statue. He kept asking to take it with us and tired to pull it out of the ground. So if anyone is wondering about birthday presents...
It was a fun day and Tate and I were very tired by the end of it (I was also very swollen by the end). I wish we could have more days like this!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Baby Girl: 32 Weeks

32Weeks
Baby is the size of a honeydew (about 19 inches long)
Weighs about 4.5 pounds
 
How far along are you? 32 weeks
Sleep:Still about the same...rolling over every 2 hours.
Mood changes: Really tired.
Cravings: I always want soda but then I drink it and feel horrible so I'm trying to stop.
Other symptoms: Update from last week: the doctor said arms and hands falling asleep easily (especially while sleeping) is totally normal. Also, swelling just one one side is normal too. Good to know! New-ish symptoms: lower back pain. I hope it stays only as pain and doesn't move onto sciatica again...that was miserable.
Movement: Lots of rolling with a few hard kicks here and there but they are mostly still just kicks in toward my spine.
Anything making you queasy or sick: If I don't eat often enough or I don't drink enough water I get sick.
Have you started to show yet:  Yep.

Do you have a name picked out: Still no name.
Maternity clothes:Yep. I wear them as often as possible. They are awesome.
Labor Signs: I don't think so but we were camping about 3 hours away from our house over the weekend and I was convinced that I was going into labor.  I was freaking myself out because I was having some pain in my stomach (I've decided it was just because I didn't drink enough water) and I was convinced it was contractions because I didn't really feel any early contractions with Tate.  I was sure I was going to have a premature baby in a hospital 3 hours away from my house.  It was horrible.  Luckily, it was just my crazy pregnancy hormones being fun.
Belly Button in or out: in
Wedding rings on or off: Off, I probably won't wear them again until after baby is here.
Looking forward to: Meeting Baby Girl in 8 or less weeks
...I can't believe it's so close, 8 weeks is nothing!
Things I'm worried about: Being a gigantic, swollen mess for the next 8ish weeks.
Things I'm loving: Feeling baby girl move more often.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Monday, August 4, 2014

Year of Tate: Day 216

August 4, 2014

Tate really likes the iPad. 

When did he get so big?
I had a doctor appointment today so my mom watched Tate while I was gone. He had a great time aparently.

Sliding with his helmet on. Safety is a top priority for Tate.
Wearing Papa Mike's glasses.
Watering the flowers.
Trying to water Courtney.
Thanks for taking such good care of Tate while I was gone!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Year of Tate: Day 215

August 3, 2014

We celebrated Tate's birthday today. Tate won't actually be 2 until the end of the month but having your sister who lives in Florida here is a good excuse to celebrate early.  We had the party at a park and even though the weather was rainy and windy at the beginning it cleared up enough to not be horrible. The park was a huge hit with all the kids and the adults loved that the kids had something to do while waiting on food.

Tate was so excited for his cake and loved all the attention when everyone was singing.
He waited so patiently until the song was over then blew out his candles.
Cake is so yummy!

Baby Girl: 31 Weeks

31Weeks
Baby is the size of a butternut squash (about 17 inches long)
Weighs about 3 pounds
 
How far along are you? 31 weeks
Sleep:Still about the same...sleeping for about 2 hours stretches then rolling over because my hips ache but I'm able to get back to sleep easily.
Mood changes: Still tired.
Cravings: No real cravings at all with this pregnancy. I had corn on the cob for the first time this summer a few days ago and that was super delicious but I wouldn't say I'm craving it.
Other symptoms: Still swollen and my arms fall asleep really easily...Driving with my hands at 10 and 2 (is that where you're really supposed to keep your hands? maybe?) makes my hands and arms up to my elbows fall asleep.  Weird. I'm talking to my doctor about it tomorrow.
Movement: She gets really active for maybe 10 minutes at a time throughout the day but it's still mostly kicks in toward my spine.  Still a lot of sitting on my bladder and kicking it at inopportune times. 
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really, pretty good lately.
Have you started to show yet:  For sure!

Do you have a name picked out: Still no name.
Maternity clothes:Yep. I wear them as often as possible. They are awesome.
Labor Signs: Nope
Belly Button in or out: in
Wedding rings on or off: Off, it was pretty close to cutting off my circulation when I woke up this morning.
Looking forward to: Meeting Baby Girl in 9 or less weeks

Things I'm worried about: My one fat ankle. Is it weird that only one ankle/foot is swelling...again, asking my doctor tomorrow.
Things I'm loving: That it's not been super hot the past few weeks.  I can only imagine how huge my ankle would be if it was 100 degrees.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Year of Tate: Day 214

August 2, 2014

Tate fell asleep while holding cousin Peter's hand in the backseat. Precious.


Friday, August 1, 2014

Year of Tate: Day 213

August 1, 2014

Just a little light reading and a relaxing soak in the tub.


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Year of Tate: Day 210

July 29, 2014

We've been to the zoo many times this year. Of all those times we've only seen the otters once. I'm beginning to believe the otters don't really live there. Every time we go to see if they are out (and are disappointed but not surprised that they aren't there) Tate likes to hug the otter statue. Normally it's very busy but today we were the only ones around so he got in all the hugs he wanted.


Soon after this a little girl came who obviously had the same idea as Tate. Tate was actually the nicer of the two and let the girl play and hug the otter while only occasionally trying to get another hug in. 

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Baby Girl: 30 Weeks

 
30Weeks
Baby is the size of a butternut squash (about 17 inches long)
Weighs about 3 pounds
 
How far along are you? 30 weeks
Sleep:Pretty good lately, I sleep for about 2 hours stretches then have to roll over because my hips ache but I'm able to get back to sleep easily.
Mood changes: Not really a mood but I'm really tired again...ugh.
Cravings: This last week nothing has sounded good.  I take that back.  Things sound good, I make them and then I don't want to eat them/they make me nauseous.
Other symptoms: Slight swelling in my left foot and my fingers
Movement: This baby is so difficult to feel on the outside.  It's like her back is facing outward so all her kicks are toward my spine.  I feel her kicking but no one else really has.  Husband has felt her once, maybe twice. She likes to kick and sit on my bladder so I constantly feel like I need to go to the bathroom but I get there and nothing comes out. It makes me feel a little stabby to be honest.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Food in general.  Just feeling puke-ish lately.
Have you started to show yet:  For sure!

Do you have a name picked out: No, but we have gotten our list down to 3 names.  I'm sure we'll take those names off the list too.  This baby gets to choose her name when she goes to kindergarten.
Maternity clothes:Yep. I still wear some normal clothes that are stretchy and when I have to I wear normal pants with the belly band but holy moley...maternity clothes are the shiz! I received a bunch of hand me downs from Husband's sister and I am loving having maternity shorts.  I have yet to be able to actually find maternity shorts that don't look like underwear made of jeans with an added stretchy panel.  Who are these pregnant ladies wearing shorty-shorts? I've never seen them.
Labor Signs: Nope
Belly Button in or out: in
Wedding rings on or off: on but getting tight.
Looking forward to: Being pregnant for 10 or less weeks!

Things I'm worried about:Not feeling her kick as much as I felt Tate kick.
Things I'm loving: Dreams about the baby.  I have a dream at least once a week that I give birth. Most are weird.  One of the most recent dreams was instead of Lamaze or sitting on an exercise ball or whatever to make contractions easier to manage the nurse would guide you through performing a ballet.  The nurse was in full ballet gear (leotard, point shoes, tutu, hair in a tight bun...) and I was in point shoes and a hospital gown.  The nurse did the actual ballet and I was supposed to watch her and do the same movements with my legs.  It was ridiculous but I delivered a huge baby with lots of brown hair.

*Baby H. 30 week update here

Friday, July 25, 2014

Year of Tate: Day 206

July 25, 2014

When the t-rex arms come out a car nap is not far behind.



Thursday, July 24, 2014

Year of Tate: Day 205

July 24, 2014

It was well past haircut time.  Tate hates haircuts. I bribed him with a sucker but he still had a difficult time sitting still.  Finally, about half way through, he stopped crying and sort of let me cut it.  I decided to just cut it all one (very short) length...sorry mom.  Hopefully it will grow out quickly and I can trim down the sides and back so it's not all one length anymore.


He looks so much older with the short hair.

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