Sunday, May 31, 2015

29 Week Update

Time is flying!  I'm 29 weeks - moving right along in the third trimester.

I'm really gaining weight (20+ lbs) and wearing nothing but maternity clothes.  My belly button is super flat now.  It was really tender and kind of bruised looking, but feeling and looking better this week.

Sleep has been okay, but due to being on vacation - I got completely off of my routine and have been waking up at odd times, falling back asleep, and then feeling exhausted when my alarm goes off.

Other random symptoms have been heart burn, leg cramps, and shortness of breath, but really I'm not complaining - this pregnancy has been great!

These last few weeks have been loaded with great things!  We went to the beach (on our last kid-free vaycay) with our friends Ross and Hollis.  We had perfect weather, beautiful water, tasty food, and played lots of Catan.

As soon as we got back from the beach, we headed to Lake Oconee to Michael's staff retreat with the Grace Monroe staff.  Then, I stayed home and went back to work while Michael and Ty took a guys trip to D.C. for a few days.

And just last night, we got to celebrate the marriage of my brother Clint and sister-in-law Sari!

Whew!  What a month!  This summer is going to be full.  Now that we're getting back to normal life, I'm looking forward to going to the chiropractor this week AND we get to see our baby girl at an ultrasound appointment.  The doctor will be looking to see if she is growing on track because they thought her head measured a little small last time.  Prayer would be greatly appreciated!

Our girl has been moving around like crazy in my belly.  It feels less like kicks and more like entire body movements.  I can't believe I get to meet her in just 2 1/2 months.  Which reminds me - we really need to pick a name.  Everyone is asking and I am frustrated with myself for being so picky and indecisive.

I do miss feeling in shape.  And being able to move around like normal haha.  I've lost most of the strength in my abs and bending over and walking the dogs is getting tougher.

I'm feeling so thankful and happy.  Michael has been such a great husband - I'm excited to see him being a dad!  We have two baby showers this month.  I am so grateful for all the love and support that we feel from our family, friends and community.  God has been sooooo good to us.

Monday, May 4, 2015

25 Week Update

The last two weeks have gone by in the blink of an eye.  They're the kind where you know you've been busy, but can't even remember what you were so busy doing.  One thing's for sure - I've been growing.  I feel pregnant, I look pregnant, my "normal" clothes definitely don't fit now, and my belly measurement expanded by several centimeters.

I did take a day off this week to celebrate 10 years since Michael and I went on our first date!  I was an 18 year old freshman in college finishing up my final exams when Michael asked me out on a date (he was 20).  Something about him drew me in and all I wanted to do was get to know him more.  Ten years later, I'm so thankful God allowed our paths to cross.  I'm so thankful we ended up together, matured together, and made it through some difficult seasons.  He means more to me than words can express and I know he will be just as great a dad as he is a husband.

To celebrate, we ate Argentinian food (empanadas and steak sandwiches), got fro-yo, shopped, went to a midwife appointment.  It was great : )  As we sat and ate our frozen yogurt, there was a family sitting next to us celebrating ten years too - their daughter's 10th birthday.  And I thought it was cool, because about ten years from now, we will be celebrating our daughter's tenth birthday!

We had a nice weekend too.  Getting all sorts of baby preparations done, reading a baby book, making a registry, went to a church picnic...  Oh and we recently got a new foam mattress (hallelujah!!!!!) My back pain is almost 100% gone now and my tailbone pain has significantly decreased. Sleep (and what you're sleeping on) is important.

How far along? 25 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: at least 15 (not gonna lie --- it freaks me out)  
Maternity clothes? Nothing but maternity now (if I want to actually be comfortable).
Stretch marks? I don't think so.  I'm oiling up after my showers with Squalane oil from Rinse.  So far so good.
Sleep: Muuuuch better now that I have a good mattress.  Whew!
Best moment this week:  Celebrating 10 years with Michael : )
Miss Anything? Being able to bend over like normal to put shoes on hahahaha.  
Movement: Kicking all the time.  I can see my belly move now.
Food cravings: I'm not specifically craving stuff, but the last two weeks I greatly enjoyed potato salad and burgers, Fruitful O's cereal with almond milk, homemade tomato basil soup, and I made chocolate balls!  Plus veggies and hummus, green smoothies and eggs and toast haha.  I am a good eater.
Anything making you queasy or sick: red pepper doesn't sit well.  However, chipotle pepper is just fine.  Weird.
Have you started to show yet: Yea, but when I walk my dogs, I still get a few honks ; )  
Gender: still a girl!
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? flattening
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or moody most of the time: happy!  I have a lot to be thankful and happy about.
Looking forward to: going to the lake, going to the beach, my brother's wedding!  All this month!!!!  Gonna be fun!