Saturday, July 19, 2014

26 weeks- I'm 6 months along as of yesterday!

How far along? 26 weeks!! Only 3 months to go! Nathan tells me to think about it being a whole quarter of a year left.  Here we come October 18!
Baby's size? 13.6-14.8 inches, 1.5-2.2 lb. The size of a lettuce head!
Total weight gain: I'm at 28 lbs this week, so my doctor must have been right!  Lost 2 lbs (probably all water), and I can see my ankle bones this week with the decrease in swelling!
Maternity clothes? Yep!  That's all I can fit into- unless it's Nathan's pj pants :o)
Sleep: Pretty good, though some nights I'm in bed by 9 pm like an old lady.  Or maybe like a soon to be mother who knows her child-free days are numbered... :o)

Best moment(s) this past week: The rainstorm!  We had a wonderful rainstorm in Austin and it brought the temperature down to the 70s.  70s, people!!  That doesn't happen in Texas in July!  I feel very grateful to be pregnant during this summer compared to many hotter ones in the past.  Also, the baby room is now BLUE as seen in the picture above.  I love it!

Miss Anything?  Walking normal and getting up from sitting/ laying easily.  Man, it's getting harder and harder, with more uncomfortable to painful feels. Really hot baths, eating salty foods without worrying I'll get elephant feet.

Movement: Nathan felt the baby!!  Yay!! So excited he finally felt our little boy move!  He said it felt like I was having indigestion, except for he usually can't feel my stomach having issues :o)

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope.  Super grateful that it was only during my first trimester.

Cravings: Mexican, maybe?  We did cook it twice this week, but no complaints here! :o)

Labor Signs: Still having some sharp pains here and there, but nothing frequent or consistent

Gender: BOY! 

Symptoms: Not being made of hinges... it sure is hard bending these days... increased nose blowing (allergies were up this week, so it was even more fun than usual :o)

Belly Button in or out? In for now..
Wedding rings on or off? I have a new beautiful ring made by my sis-in-law Camberley.  Yay!  Thanks sista!!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy 80% moody 20%  I'm currently shut up in the bedroom to keep me quarantined (self inflicted, of course :o) until my sudden grumpiness passes....
Looking forward to: Going to a family reunion in Idaho to see my mom's side of the family, being in cooler weather, sanding and staining the baby dresser we got at a garage sale many moons ago.  Baby project time! :o)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

25 weeks- only (about) 15 to go! Yikes!

 Fourth of July with Bro-in-law and niece in the background.
 Having fun with machine gun in Nauvoo

How far along? 25 weeks!!       
Baby's size? 13.6-14.8 inches, 1.5-2.2 lb. We're now doing ranges as babies vary in size, I guess... but it's as big as a cauliflower!
Total weight gain:  30 lbs but Ms. Doctor told me today at my appt that she's not worried about the weight gain as it's probably all in my feet.  Yay for swollen feet!
Maternity clothes? Yep!  
Sleep: Some nights good, some nights not so good, but we've been traveling. Hopefully things will be better now that I'm back in my super comfy bed. 

Best moment(s) this past week: Playing with my niece and nephew in Iowa!  They're getting so BIG!  And I love that one loves to smile and wave at me (sometimes she'll let me hold her) and the other says my name (when prompted, but it's so great!) and is very insistent that I hang out with him in his pillow fort :o)

Miss Anything?  Not having weird restrictions- hung out with some friends on Saturday that are newlyweds and the first ones married in their families.  It was a bit awkward explaining all the things I needed and couldn't have...

Movement: He's still moving around lots, but still can't feel it on the outside. Poor Nathan is still waiting to feel it!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing much this week.  Just can't stuff myself- I eat a moderate sized meal and then eat again 60 minutes later.  Speaking of which, it's been about an hour after dinner- time for a snack!

Cravings: None really, but I am quite loving chicken this week- so yummy!

Labor Signs: Had a sharp pain on Saturday evening in the tummy- maybe Braxton Hicks contractions??

Gender: BOY! 

Symptoms: Swollen feet and hands, frequently tired, ALWAYS hungry!  Man, I'm eating every 1-2 hours!

Belly Button in or out? In, but getting more shallow!

Wedding rings on or off? All are off (such swollen fingers!), but my sister-in-law Camberley makes beautiful jewelry and she's going to make me a bigger ring.  Yay!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Mostly happy!  Yay!
Looking forward to: Resting this week!  Working on the baby room (right now it's several shades of pink...).  Maybe getting a massage this week??