Friday, December 28, 2012

32 weeks

One day late on the post and the picture, probably because I'm on vacation!

I am pleased to say I seem to not have it as bad as most people at 32 weeks. Everyone was talking about swollen feet, constipation, varicose veins, stretch marks, and so on. I don't have one sign of any of those things (knock on wood!). I am also still running, not just walking, but running at least a mile, sometimes 2, sometimes 2.5. I DO get more short of breath than before, but not enough to stop me from going to the gym.

One thing that is taking a toll on Adam is my changing of positions throughout the night. He says every hour or so I change which side I'm laying on and he wakes up every time. I feel bad, but not much I can do about it besides trying to do it in slow motion (which I have tried, lol).

Baby size: ~4 pounds/~17 inches long (also the size of a pineapple)

Symptoms: More short of breath

Peak of the week: Christmas, getting our crib (it was a Christmas gift from mom & dad!), and my second baby shower is tomorrow so that will be fun too

Looking forward to: Opening up the packages back home that came while I've been gone and just seeing Adam. I've said this before and I'll say it again; it's amazing how much you miss someone when half their DNA is rolling around inside of you. I could barely handle being away from him the first night.

32 Week Belly Pic: 

(Took these back home at the parents' this time)

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

31 Weeks

Welcome back first trimester moodiness, we meet again. Except this time around it's twice, no TEN times worse. The stupidest things irk me lately. If someone opens a door wrong I get crabby. If the sink water takes too long to get hot, I start to cry. It's getting out of hand. Otherwise, everything is still going great. We went to the doctor on Tuesday and she said I'm right on track of where I'm supposed to be as far as measurements. Baby girl is definitely moving around a lot still, I can see from the outside of my belly, it's so fun! She's doing somersaults.

My sister threw me a baby shower on Saturday, and it went really well. She did a good job with planning and cannot thank her enough. It was the Duluth shower, and I will be having another shower back home in Crookston on the 29th thrown by my mom's friends. Some gift highlights:

Carseat, bathtub, snugamonkey swing (haven't taken out of the box yet), and as a belated birthday gift, my parents got me a really nice camera. Excited to take pictures of baby girl with this!

Some other gifts included: diaper bag, activity bouncer, bottles, breastfeeding supplies/accessories, a diaper genie, toys, burp-cloths, hangers, diapers, and lots and lots of cute clothes! I'm so thankful for everyone's generosity, I really did get "showered" with gifts! 

Some more shower photo highlights: 

Oh, and I almost forgot; the diaper cake!

31 Week Belly:

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

30 Weeks

In the 30's! How crazy, only 10 weeks left. People keep asking me if I'm getting nervous and I still have not yet gotten nervous whatsoever. I'm more so excited and impatient than anything! I'm also getting extremely anxious for Christmas festivities! I can't wait to go home and play all my Lorie Line Christmas music on the piano! Listening to Christmas music gives me major piano withdrawals!

I met with both my health coach and my nutritionist last Thursday (there's one here at work) and talked about nutrition goals and meal planning. She's going to help me with recipes and freezer meals, so that should be really helpful. I have also been running 2 miles about 3 times a week the past couple weeks. My health coach was very proud of me.

The babe has been kicking a lot more lately and I notice now it'll be in two places at once. Adam started talking to her through my belly, which is cute :). It's also starting to be a fun game to try and guess which body part I'm feeling stick out, which seems to be the head in my lower belly region most frequently.

30 week loves:

The top left is my new personal humidifier, which I am obsessed with. I registered for it on the baby registry because my original plans were to have it for traveling with baby. But since I already got it, it's posted in my office at work doing wonders. I will probably buy another. Highly recommend it.

The top right is my little creation! Got the frame at target and put my graphic design skills to work. Many thanks to Adobe InDesign for that one.

My sweating for two shirt. Found this on zulily. So excited about this one. People at the gym will have no excuse to second guess I'm pregnant ;)

And lastly the fourth picture; my thirty week bare belly still with zero stretchmarks. That's something to love.

And finally...

30 Week Belly Pic:

My Christmas List

Philips wireless monitor for baby, an iHome, and a two-way auto start for my car. I know this is a first world problem, but my auto-start right now bugs me because I don't know if my car started or not until I can actually see it. 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Wants for nursery

Wants for nursery

Things I still want to get for nursery
Nightstand, piggy bank, and polar bear critter

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Pregnancy must haves

Pregnancy must haves

Vaseline, body oil, spanx, and tums ;)

29 Weeks

We are currently in the midst of childbirth classes! Only one left tonight. The first night we we listened to the nurses talk about all aspects of childbirth (the stages, what our partners should be doing, and other timelines of events), then got a tour of the childbirth floor. That night it kind of hit Adam that he's going to also have a big role in the labor and delivery; being the coach. He felt a little overwhelmed about that; the fact that he has to be the backbone of this process and know what to do in the heat of the moment. I don't envision being one of those women who turn into a possessed devil when I'm going through labor/delivery, though, I will probably internalize my stress. I might be totally way off though, we will have to see! Last night we talked about the actual birthing process (how the babe comes out, etc.) and medical interventions. I honestly didn't know there were so many different pain relief options.

My pregnancy app notified me this morning that the baby weighs about 2 and a half pounds and is a tad over 15 inches long. This trimester about 250 mg of calcium are deposited in baby's hardening skeleton each day. Just a little fun fact.

My to do list left for baby's arrival (some shall be done sooner than others):
Finish nursery
   Wall decor
   Stock changing table
   Order crib bedding/changing table cover
Pack hospital bag
Discuss birth plan with doctor. (Example of a birth plan found here.)
Purchase all items left off of registry

Still no cravings, but my favorite foods right now are pears, apples, grilled cheese with tomato soup, and of course, sweets. Also no swelling anywhere, and I suspect weight gain is up a pound from last week, which should put me at +21-22 pounds.

My birthday is this Saturday and Adam and I are going to this fancy Italian restaurant I've been wanting to go to. December is going to be full of holiday parties, pot lucks, and baby showers. Bring it on!

29 Week Belly:

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