Monday, September 29, 2014

32 weeks

How Far Along? 32 weeks.

Total Weight Gained/Loss? 29 pounds still and holding steady.

Sleep? SUCKS. I stay tired then am wide awake at night. I'm up to use the bathroom a couple times a night again and I still have the pain in my pelvis that wakes me up every time I roll over.

Best Moment of the Week: we had our first shower on Saturday. My little one is so loved and so blessed already.

Movement- all the time. Especially at night. It's strong enough to wake me up. The other night E was in our bed and curled up against me laying on my pregnancy pillow. It drove the little one nuts having her that close. He was kicking and rolling all over her back until she gave up and moved. They're already fighting over Mom.

Food Craving- nothing. Except water and pineapple occasionally. And Cheerios still.

Food aversions- all the things really.

Symptoms- so much pain in the pelvic area. I feel like it's bruised. I know that's terrible, but that's how it feels. I also still feel that sharp pain in my pelvis and down my right leg that wakes me up at night and makes it hard to walk after sitting for a long time. Not the funnest symptom ever.

Labor Signs- lots of Braxton-Hicks. STILL.

Belly Button- pretty shallow, but hanging on.

What I miss- he's low enough now I can breathe again. I just want to be able to bend over. That would be fun.

What I'm looking forward to- now that we've got a lot of his stuff, I am FINALLY feeling the need to do his room and get his stuff ready to go. I'm ready to get that done.

Big Sister Status- Big Sister is getting excited and it's so freaking cute it kills me. Last week before the shower she told her Dad "I'm just SO excited!!". When he asked why, she said because of her baby brother's shower that she couldn't wait to go too. She slays me with the sweet.

Monday, September 15, 2014

30 weeks

How Far Along? 30 weeks. Though I'm still not sure how that got here so fast.

Total Weight Gained/Loss? 29 pounds. Let's not talk about that.

Sleep? still sucks. I don't remember having these problems with E. According to the doc, he's laying on a nerve which is why the pelvic pain is out of control. Every time I try to roll over I feel like I just got stabbed in the pelvis. It's good times.

Best Moment of the Week: just his movement I guess. I know I'll miss this part.

Movement- all the time. And he is STRONG. His butt or something is poking out on my left side and it hurts occasionally but other than that it's just kind of fun.

Food Craving- still meat. Ice water. That's about it.

Food aversions- I'm not super hungry. I get so full so quick that it's not even worth it. When I'm full I feel like my skin may split open which is zero fun.

Labor Signs- lots of Braxton-Hicks. STILL.

Belly Button- pretty shallow, but hanging on.

What I miss- Being able to breathe. Being able to move without the Braxon Hicks showing up. My pelvis not feeling like there's a perma knife in there.

What I'm looking forward to- we're skipping town for a few days this weekend for our last little trip as a family of three. I can't wait.

Big Sister Status- we may have a name. May. E doesn't like it and does a full on pout when she hears it. I'm pretty sure she's going to call this baby by Jackson (her choice) no matter what we name him.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

she makes me smile.

This kid.


Weekends with just my girl are disappearing with a quickness. I realize this. And while I know life post baby will be amazing, I can't help but be sad that our weekends with just our sweet girl will soon be a thing of the past. So until that comes, we will live them up. Big time.
Friday night I invited her to a "sleepover" in my room. Dada was working late so it was just us girls. You would have thought I just gave her a million dollars. Her eyes lit up and she flew upstairs. In minutes, she was back downstairs with her nightgown and her overnight bag which she had packed with her stuffed animals and a few books. Y'all, she was SO excited. So we grabbed my laptop, picked a movie, and hit the hay.

E promptly declared that we were going to "stay up all night and watch 18 movies, because that's what you do at sleepovers!", and we settled into a ton of pillows for a movie night. She lasted one movie. Good grief I do love that little nugget.

Dada moved her when he got home to her room. She was not impressed the next morning that he interrupted our sleepover. Not impressed at all.

We spent the next day lazying around. We tried on clothes (she demanded a picture of her in her Christmas jams with Flash and Max), played with markers (she colors body parts, I color paper, whatever), went and walked Ms. Jamie's dog (E is beyond helpful at this age), and just basically hung out. I LOVE this age. She's such fun.
On the last day of summer, we decided to use our pool membership that we've had all summer and haven't touched. No words on our slackness. So off to the pool we went. And I am so glad.

Years from now on I won't remember how huge I felt. I won't remember that I was sweaty as all get out. I won't remember that getting in and out of that lounge chair almost killed me.

What I will remember is her smile. Her glee at the splash pad. Her joy over sharing a poolside hot dog with her Mama. Her giggles and squeals as I chased her in the shallow end (yes holy cow I got in). Her skinny little arms wrapped around my neck as we bobbed along in the adult pool. We couldn't have ended the day, the summer, on a higher note. It was perfection.

A day spent in the pool with her buddies, lots of play time with my best girl and adult time with my best friend, and a quick stop for Chick-fil-a lemonades on the way home and the day was done. Summer 2014 was over. And it couldn't have ended on a higher note. I kind of can't believe that we just ended our last summer with just E. Holy cow how the times are fixing to change. I am beyond thankful for this incredible weekend with my favorite girl.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

28 weeks

How Far Along? 28 weeks. Hello third trimester!!

Total Weight Gained/Loss? 20 ish pounds. I don't care. It ain't pretty.

Sleep? SUCKS. I would kill for some good sleep. Not even kidding. I cannot get comfortable and my pelvis hurts so bad that rolling over just shoots pain. All fun.

Best Moment of the Week: There's a crib in my house again. That's kind of fun.

Movement- all the time. There's not even any method to it except for that it NEVER stops.

Food Craving- MEAT. I am a straight up carnivore right now. Bring me all the steaks and I don't even like steak.

Food aversions- seafood. Sweets give me headaches. Sad panda.

Labor Signs- lots of Braxton-Hicks. STILL.

Belly Button- pretty shallow. It may actually pop this time...

What I miss- My stomach is SO TIGHT. I just need a break from feeling like my skin may tear.

What I'm looking forward to- so much. My best friend is throwing a shower soon and we've started thinking about his room. Now if I only had the energy to do it.

Big Sister Status- she still swears she's naming him. I'm pretty sure she's never going to back down.


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