Tuesday, March 21, 2017

30 Weeks

We took this on the day of Emery's birthday party!

How Far Along: 30 weeks and 3 days, It feels kind of crazy to be in the 30s!

Size of Baby: According to The Bump, the baby is about 15.7 inches long and weighs about 2.9 pounds. She's going to grow about half an inch and half a pound every week from here on out.

Gender: It's a girl!! Her name is Sadie and we're still leaning towards "Hope" for her middle name. We honestly haven't talked about her middle name much at all in the last couple of weeks! It's been super busy around here!

Maternity Clothes: YES! And pajama pants and t-shirts when I'm at home! I had to order some spring/summer things because it's getting warm here and all of my maternity clothes are fall and winter. I have to say, I prefer fall and winter maternity clothes...more coverage, please! I know I'll probably be wearing mostly maternity clothes most of the summer as well, since my due date is at the end of May.

Wedding Rings On/Off: On, but I do feel like I've had a little swelling...nothing major in my hands.

Stretch Marks: Maybe a couple of small ones around my belly button. I'm afraid more stretch marks are inevitable. I still have a lot of growing to do! 

Sleep: It's been pretty good again. I think I wake up when I move, but I go right back to sleep.

Cravings/Aversions: Still nothing super specific...I'm just enjoying eating in general. Sweets are a favorite, but that's pretty normal for me! :)

Symptoms: Thankfully, that crazy week-long headache is gone!! I'm still dealing with plugged ears daily, mild heartburn every now and then, and shortness of breath. I always feel out of breath, even if I'm just laying down!! I'm just generally uncomfortable now, too. I feel like I've got a major waddle and getting up and down is just the opposite of graceful! I've also had a little bit of swelling in my feet and legs. I had a *lot* of swelling with Emery...my feet were *so* swollen, so I'm really hoping it doesn't get that bad again!

Movement: She moves a *lot*!! We can see her from the outside a lot now, too, which is fun to watch!

Mood: I'm feeling good! I am starting to think more and more about how things will be different when Sadie gets here, so I'm trying to really soak in my time with Emery!

What I Miss: Moving around easily!!

Looking Forward To: I'm excited to get more done on the nursery. We've been focused on Emery's birthday the last couple of weeks, so we haven't done much at all in Sadie's room. I'm working on finding some nursery letters on Etsy so we can put her name above her crib. It would be a lot easier if I wasn't so indecisive {and picky!}!

Best Moment This Week: We had a doctor's appointment yesterday, and hearing that sweet heartbeat is always a precious moment! Everything looked good, except Sadie and I had a major growth spurt in the last two weeks. Two weeks ago, I was measuring 28 weeks, and this week I was measuring 32 weeks. I also gained 6 pounds in 2 weeks. Wow. I honestly expected it, though. I feel like I've grown so much in the last couple of weeks. Another great moment was Emery's birthday party! It went so well and she had so much fun!! Daniel took the two days after her party off and we did so many fun things to celebrate! She's a little confused, though, because it seems like she's had several birthdays. She asked us, "Am I four yet?" :) She also *loves* the trampoline! Watching her jump on it the first time was so precious. She kept saying, "I love my trampoline! It's so much fun!" You pretty much can't ask for more than that! :)

One of my favorite pictures from her party!! 

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

28 Weeks

What is a yellow turnip??

A milkshake? Quite appropriate considering how many of them I've had lately! :)

How Far Along: 28 weeks, THIRD TRIMESTER!! 

Size of Baby: According to The Bump, the baby is about 14.8 inches long and weighs about 2.2 pounds.

Gender: It's a girl!! Her name is Sadie and we're still leaning towards "Hope" for her middle name.

Maternity Clothes: Yes, most everything! Although both the shirts in the pictures above aren't maternity, but I bought them specifically because they'd work while I was pregnant. It will be nice to get to wear them again next fall/winter!

Wedding Rings On/Off: On, but I do feel like I've had a little swelling.

Stretch Marks: I feel like I maybe spotted a couple around my belly button. I'm hoping I was wrong! 

Sleep: Very hit or miss right now. I woke up the other night at 3:30 and could *not* fall back to sleep. I also wake up several times a night because I'm getting a little less comfortable.

Cravings/Aversions: Nothing really specific. I'm still just really enjoying everything! I've had lots of frappuccinos from Starbucks!

Symptoms: Everything is pretty much the same since last time, but I've added a pretty much constant headache. It started last Sunday and I've had it every day since. I've tried Tylenol and caffeine which doesn't really do anything. I finally tried Sudafed PE yesterday and that is the only thing that helps even a little bit! Hoping it goes away for good very soon because I don't like taking much medicine.

Movement: Still lots and lots of kicks and wiggles, and they're getting stronger!

Mood: I'm feeling pretty good and happy, but I do get overwhelmed a little bit when I think of everything that has to be done and how much life is going to change in just a few short months.

What I Miss: Moving around easily and no headaches!

Looking Forward To: Emery's birthday! Even though it's so bittersweet that she'll be 3 (!!), she is so excited about her birthday and it makes it so much fun! We have lots of fun plans for the next several days and we are so excited to give her her big birthday present...a trampoline! She is going to love it so much!

She has no idea what it is yet, but loved dancing around inside the big circle!

Helping put some screws in...

Best Moment This Week: 
My parents came over last weekend and helped us get Sadie's room ready and paint the playroom! We got so much done thanks to all their help!! I am loving how Sadie's room is turning out so far. The paint color and the chandelier is just perfect. We also went shopping the next day and got a rocking chair for her room, which just so happens to also be a recliner. That will be *so* nice! 

The new color in the play room!

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