Friday, August 26, 2011

Isn't she lovely?


Here is our baby girl at 36 weeks. She's precious, squishy, and obviously running out of room :)

I love the above picture because it looks like she's flexing her big bicep. Ha! She looks like Cayden to me in this picture. So excited to meet her!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

36 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 36 Weeks

Size of baby: About 18.75 inches - the size of a crenshaw melon - and weighs around 5.75 lbs

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 27 lbs

Maternity Clothes: Except for certain jammies (which are gettin' preeeety snug!) & some of Collin's t-shirts I am all maternity these days.

Gender: It's a GIRL!

Movement: She moves tons and I love it. I will miss it once I'm not pregnant.

Sleep: Not great but I cannot complain. Just so thankful to be pregnant with this sweet babe. The increased weight gain is putting pressure on my hips and between that and HORRIFIC heartburn and the nonstop trips to the bathroom I am constantly exhausted the next day. Well, that and the whole growing a person thing is pretty tiring too! :)

What I miss: Lots of things about not being pregnant but since I'm in the home stretch, I am trying to enjoy the things that I love about being pregnant. Especially since this may be my last time doing this.

Cravings: Not too much.

Symptoms: Just about every symptom in the book. My feet are really starting to swell and even my hands and fingers are getting in on the sausage like action.

Best Moment this week: Seeing our sweet little girl on ultrasound this morning at my 36 week check up.

My doc's appointment today went good. Baby girl looks great via ultrasound and I'm so grateful. The tech let me see her in 4D and it was so sweet. She has such a cute little face! I will post a couple pictures later. We also learned that she is head down, which is great. The tech also estimated her at about 6.5 lbs and that freaks me out! That means if I go 40 weeks, she'll most likely weigh about 8.5 lbs - aaghhh! I know in the big scheme of things that's really not that big but Cayden was 8 lbs, 3 oz and without going into detail, I had a RoUgH time. Sooo, my doc is looking at inducing once I hit 39 weeks if she hasn't come yet. We talked about a couple possible dates but it's still too early to talk very specific. She "checked" me and things are starting to progress so we'll see what the next few weeks hold. I was induced with Cayden the day before my due date and really don't want to be induced this time but I also don't want to deal with the issues I had last time so if inducing will help prevent that, I am all for it. Honestly, we're just praying over this all because the only one that knows the future is the good Lord and we're trusting Him to do the best thing for us all. The earliest date we're talking about inducing is 3 weeks from tomorrow so I need to get busy -- I have lots to do over the next 3 weeks!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

35 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 35 Weeks

Size of baby: About 18 inches - the size of a honeydew melon - and weighs around 5.25 lbs

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 26 lbs

Maternity Clothes: Except for certain jammies (which are gettin' preeeety snug!) & some of Collin's t-shirts I am all maternity these days.

Gender: It's a GIRL!

Movement: She still moves a lot. I'm expecting her movement to slow down soon since she's getting so big but so far she's remained fairly active. She moves most late at night and early in the morning but she definitely makes her presence known throughout the day too. Her movements are so strong that she frequently causes me to jump. We're worried this might be an indication that she's going to be our wild child! :) Cayden likes to put his hand on my tummy but as soon as she moves, he immediately jerks his hand away and acts freaked out. He is in for the shock of his life when she enters our home next month. We keep telling him that she's coming out soon but he's 2 so even though he talks about how she's "coming out", we know he has no clue.

Sleep: Not too good and getting worse. The increased weight gain is putting pressure on my hips and between that and HORRIFIC heartburn and the nonstop trips to the bathroom I am constantly exhausted the next day. Well, that and the whole growing a person thing is pretty tiring too!

What I miss: Lots of things about not being pregnant but since I'm in the home stretch, I am trying to enjoy the things that I love about being pregnant. Especially since this may be my last time doing this.

Cravings: I have had a thing for lime flavored things lately. And I ate a pepperoni sandwich the other day. Random and seems weird to me but I posted something about it on Facebook and other people don't seem to think it's that weird so maybe it's not? It was just pepperoni and bread and it tasted sooo good. Ha!

Symptoms: Just about every symptom in the book. My feet are really starting to swell and even my hands and fingers are getting in on the sausage like action.

Best Moment this week: Getting lots done on the nursery. It's really coming together and I love the way it's turning out!

I am getting really behind on blogging and skipped posting last week. I had a doctors appointment last Thursday - everything is fine. I had only gained 1 lb since the 2 weeks before and they were impressed with that. I made up for it and gained the allotted 1 lb per week this week. If baby gains 1/2 lb per week at this rate I would like to know where the other half pound is going! I will get a sonogram next week to check baby's position and get a weight estimate. I'm eager to hear her weight and to make sure that she is indeed a girl. I know it's goofy because her 20 week ultrasound photos were very clear that she is indeed a SHE but I would still like that reassurance. Her room has quite a bit of pink and lots of flowers and it makes me just a wee bit nervous! I will post after that appointment, with a belly picture, and will try to update soon on just life in general. Cayden is so fun these days and I really need to be better about writing things he does and says down.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

33 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 33 Weeks

Size of baby: About 17 inches - the size of a pineapple - and weighs around 4.25 lbs

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 25 lbs

Maternity Clothes: Except for certain jammies (which are gettin' preeeety snug!) & some of Collin's t-shirts I am all maternity these days.

Gender: It's a GIRL!

Movement: She still moves a lot. I'm expecting her movement to slow down soon since she's getting so big but so far she's remained fairly active. She moves most late at night and early in the morning but she definitely makes her presence known throughout the day too. Her movements are so strong that she frequent causes me to jump. We're worried this might be an indication that she's going to be our wild child! :)

Sleep: Not too good and getting worse. The increased weight gain is putting pressure on my hips and between that and the nonstop trips to the bathroom I am constantly exhausted the next day. Well, that and the whole growing a person thing is pretty tiring too!

What I miss: Lots of things about not being pregnant but since I'm in the home stretch, I am trying to enjoy the things that I love about being pregnant. Especially since this may be my last time doing this.

Cravings: I have had a thing for lime flavored things lately.

Symptoms: Just about every symptom in the book.

Best Moment this week: Being able to mark "Potty train Cayden" off the "Things to do before Baby #2" list.

We still have a long way to go but we know that we won't have to go back to diapers and that is HUGE! I will try to post more about this later because I don't want to forget these "special" memories!