Sunday, September 28, 2014

Baby Girl: 39 Weeks


39 Weeks
Baby is the size of a watermelon
(about 19-22 inches long)
Weighs about 6-9 pounds
 

How far along are you? 39 weeks   
Sleep: Sleeping has been great this week. I sleep pretty soundly through the night (though I'm waking up 2-3 times a night to go to the bathroom) and sometimes Tate even lets me nap during the day when he decides he also needs a nap. 
Mood changes: Anxious...so ready to have this baby already! I am blown away by the fact that I am still pregnant at 39 weeks. I never in a million years thought I was going to make it this far!   
Cravings: Really cold things. Water, fruit, things that are quick and easy to make.
Other symptoms:
Achy everywhere, lower back really hurts all of the time. Same swollen feet and tingly hand.

Movement:
Not nearly as much as she was but she's still there kicking really hard occasionally.
 

Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really. I've had really bad heartburn lately though
Have you started to show yet: 
Yep.
 

Do you have a name picked out:
Nope. 

Maternity clothes:
Always.  

Labor Signs:
I'm pretty positive I'm having very infrequent contractions. I'm not sure if they're Barxton Hicks or real ones but they're annoying mostly because they're not leading anywhere. Hurry up and get here baby!

Belly Button in or out: in  
Wedding rings on or off:
Engagement ring on, wedding band off.
 

Looking forward to:
Having our baby here and not being pregnant anymore.

Things I'm worried about:
That I'll go into my next appointment and the doctor will tell me I have to be induced (I had a little protein in my urine last week and he said we just need to watch it and make sure it doesn't get worse).

Things I'm loving:
Knowing that baby is officially full term and she should be just fine when she comes out.
 


*No Baby H. 39 week update because he came at 37 weeks and 5 days.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Year of Tate: Day 267

September 24, 2014

We went to Thanksgiving Point today. We finally bought a pass and visited The Museum of Natural Curiosity, The Museum of Ancient Life and Farm Country.

My goal was to walk myself into labor (that didn't work) but I did wear Tate out.

He loved the Museum of Natural Curiosity but it was still a bit busy and he has a really hard time sharing spaces and toys so we went to the other areas hoping for less crowds.

Tate was not a fan of the Museum of Ancient Life and we left pretty quickly. He loved the animals at Farm Country and especially loved the wagon ride and the pony ride. He even let me take a picture of him on the horse.


His very favorite part was the fact that they stamped his hand at each entrance. He tried to show anyone who walked past us all his stamps. When I would ask what he was going to tell his dad about he would stick out his hands and say "Stamp!"

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Baby Girl: 38 Weels

Same dress as last week. I wish I would have bought this dress a long time ago, so comfy!
 38 Weeks
Baby is the size of a watermelon
(about 19-22 inches long)
Weighs about 7 pounds
 
How far along are you? 38 weeks  
Sleep: I'm still in the okay sleeping category. My hips are so sore that I can barely move after I've been laying on one side for an hour or more that sometimes I can't get back to sleep.
Mood changes: So so tired.  
Cravings: Cafe Rio, Five Guys...basically anything I didn't have to cook.  
Other symptoms: Same things: achy back, numb fingers on my right hand, swollen feet  
Movement: She seems to have slowed down a bit but still kicking pretty hard.  
Anything making you queasy or sick: The possible contractions I've been having. I say possible because I don't know that they are real contractions but whatever they are they make me feel like I'm going to puke.  
Have you started to show yet:  Yep.  
Do you have a name picked out: Nope. How about Baby Girl Heber.  
Maternity clothes:Always.  
Labor Signs: I'm not sure. On Tuesday night, I was convinced I was having really early contractions (I have no idea what those actually feel like because I didn't have any with Tate. I googled the crap out of things and of course I came to the conclusion that they were, in fact, early contractions and we would be having the baby some time the next day...that obviously didn't happen.) I still don't know what they were...Braxton Hicks? Actual contractions that didn't lead anywhere? Who knows.  
Belly Button in or out: in  
Wedding rings on or off: Engagement ring on, wedding band off.  
Looking forward to: Meeting our baby girl. I really hope she comes on Saturday because then our wedding anniversary, Tate's birthday and Baby Girl's birthday would all fall on the 27th of different months.  
Things I'm worried about: That labor will go super quickly and I won't get to the hospital/won't get an epidural OR labor will go super long and be miserable.  
Things I'm loving: In two-ish weeks, or less, we'll be a family of four. That's crazy but so fun and exciting.


*At my 38 week appointment (on Tuesday 9/23) I was dilated to a 4 but still with only a softening cervix. I'm really hoping she comes this week!
*No Baby H. 38 week update because he came at 37 weeks and 5 days.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Year of Tate: Day 261

September 18, 2014

We went to the aquarium today after a lot of time away.

It was empty and blissful. No crowds make for a much better experience. I highly suggest getting there when they open now that all the kids are back in school.

Tate is still in a "no pictures. EVER." kind of mood so this is the best one I got.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Baby Girl: 37 Weeks


37Weeks
Baby is the size of a watermelon
(about 19-22 inches long)
Weighs about 6.5 pounds
 
How far along are you? 37 weeks
Sleep: It's been okay this week. Not wonderful but better than it has been in the last few weeks.
Mood changes: Just tired
Cravings: All the sugar
Other symptoms: Same things: achy back, numb fingers on my right hand, swollen feet
Movement: Lots of kicks up around my ribs, some a really painful. She's getting really strong and makes my belly wiggle all over the place.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not this week, wahoo!
Have you started to show yet:  Yep.
Do you have a name picked out: Still no name.
Maternity clothes:Always.
Labor Signs: I don't think so.
Belly Button in or out: in
Wedding rings on or off: Off, generally. I finally picked them back up from the jewelry store and they are so shiny and pretty. I also realized/remembered I can wear one at a time and they aren't too tight so I think I'm going to do that and see how it goes.
Looking forward to: Wearing both of my wedding rings again!
Things I'm worried about: Knowing if her head is down or not. I get an ultrasound tomorrow to find out though. Hopefully I'll even get a print out of her cute little face.
Things I'm loving: Knowing that I can have her any day now and she should be fine.

**at the 37 week doctor appointment we had an ultrasound which told us that baby's head is down, about 6.4 pounds and I'm at 2cm with a softening cervix. So, maybe there will be a baby this week...maybe not. 

*Baby H. 37 week update here

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

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