Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Year of Tate: Day 253

September 10, 2014

Tate likes minty things. He loves peppermint candies and will eat them all day if we let him. Husband decided to give him a piece of a Listerine strip one day and Tate was all about it. He eats them and immediately asks for more.


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Baby Girl: 36 Weeks


36 Weeks
Baby is the size of a watermelon
(about 19-22 inches long)
About 6.5 pounds
How far along are you? 36 weeks
Sleep: Oh, man! This has been an awful week for sleeping. It takes me forever to fall asleep then I'm waking up every hour or so because I'm sore or just because my body thinks I need to be awake.
Mood changes: Tired and ornery.
Cravings: Frosted Flakes.
Other symptoms: The swelling in my feet has made it to the point that it doesn't go away. I go to sleep with super swollen feet and ankles and wake up with slightly less swollen feet and ankles.
Movement: Not nearly as much. More pushing than anything.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Feeling good this week.
Have you started to show yet:  Yep.

Do you have a name picked out: Still no name. We added a couple more names to our list but no "this is her name" name yet.
Maternity clothes: Always
Labor Signs: Nope.
Belly Button in or out: in
Wedding rings on or off: Off.
Looking forward to: The baby coming very soon! Tate came at 37 weeks 5 days. We're getting there!

Things I'm worried about: Picking a horrible name.
Things I'm loving: When Tate points to my belly and screams "Baby!!" Also, Tate started calling the baby "DadaDum" when we ask him what we should name the baby. I know he doesn't know what dumb means but it's still pretty funny.


*Baby H. 36 week update here.

Also, I had maternity pictures taken on Friday. 

 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Baby Girl: 35 Weeks


35 Weeks
Baby is the size of a large cantaloupe (about 19-22 inches long)
Weighs about 6 pounds

 
How far along are you? 35 weeks
Sleep: We've been house sitting so I'm not in my bed which makes sleeping a bit more difficult. I'm always tired though and just really want to not be sore when I move from one side to another.
Mood changes: I don't think I'm moody or anything but maybe I am. I feel like I get frustrated with Tate more quickly than I normally do so I guess there's that.
Cravings: Candy. All the candy in all the world. But then I eat it and feel sick. Oh, sugar. You're delicious but make me so very sick.
Other symptoms: Very sore hips and back. Sometimes they feel like menstrual cramps which worries me that it's early labor. I have no idea. Just stay inside for 2 more weeks, Baby Girl.
Movement: Moving all the time. Sometimes I feel like she has more than four limbs.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Feeling pretty good this week.
Have you started to show yet:  Yep.

Do you have a name picked out: Still no name.
Maternity clothes: Always
Labor Signs: Nope.
Belly Button in or out: in
Wedding rings on or off: Off.
Looking forward to: Tomorrow and being able to say "My baby is due next month."

Things I'm worried about: Going into labor before 37 weeks. I know she'd be fine but I really want to make sure she's full term.
Things I'm loving: Asking Tate what we should name the baby. His most recent name is "MyMamaDada." He also likes "TateMamaDada" so we'll probably put those both on the list.


*Baby H. 35 week update here.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Year of Tate: Day 241

August 29, 2014

Me: "Tate, hold the squash like a baby."
Tate:
Our baby may have a fighting chance against Tate. He might just enjoy having her around.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Baby Girl: 34 Weeks

34 Weeks
Baby is the size of a large cantaloupe (about 19-22 inches long)
Weighs about 5.5 pounds
 
How far along are you? 34 weeks
Sleep: I've been sleeping so well this last week. I usually wake up after about five hours and can't move but I manage to finally flip over and go back to bed for the rest of the night.
Mood changes: Still tired. Most days I need a nap in the afternoon and most days Tate decides he doesn't need a nap so I don't really get many naps in.
Cravings: Nothing. All food sounds gross lately.
Other symptoms: I've been feeling really nauseous lately. I always feel like I'm on the verge of throwing up. It's not fun.
Movement: She's moving so much now. Husband has felt her multiple times now. A lot of her kicks are up in my ribs so I'm hoping that means she's head down and remain that way for the rest of the pregnancy.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Eating. If I didn't have to eat I probably wouldn't because it makes me feel so barfy lately.
Have you started to show yet:  Yep.

Do you have a name picked out: Still no name.
Maternity clothes: Always
Labor Signs: Nope.
Belly Button in or out: in
Wedding rings on or off: Off, I took them in to get cleaned and fixed up and I realized how much I like my rings and miss wearing them so I slipped them on while driving. Huge mistake. They were so difficult to get off! I'll see you again after baby, my lovely wedding rings.
Looking forward to: Having the baby here. I know I still have a while but I'm just really excited.

Things I'm worried about: Going into labor really early or at a time when I can't find anyone to take Tate.
Things I'm loving:Seeing my stomach move when she kicks. The other day she kicked and held her foot against my side for a really long time. It was pretty awesome to be able to feel her foot.

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.


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