Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Bumpdate: 30 weeks

How Far Along: 30 weeks and 3 days (12/26/2012)
Size of Baby M:
Weight: Up to a total of 10 pounds.  It'll go up, especially after this very indulgent week/weekend.... too many damn cookies/chocolates!!!

Exercise: Even with all the Holiday hoopla, I managed to get in 13 workouts.  I'll take it!! I think i pinched a nerve or my sciatic is starting to bother running hasn't happened since Monday night.  It's feeling better though, think i may try a short slow run tomorrow...we shall see.

Symptoms: Um does feeling HUGE count?  I feel ginormous these days.  My ankles have decided to swell up every now and then as well.   Actually i only notice it when i wear tall socks....maybe I'm allergic to tall socks :)  Little guy and MOVING! Holy heck, he gets after it these days!!! Still the most active at night, but all day off and on i get a swift elbow jab, or a butt roll.... he still LOVES to stick his butt up.  I hope he does this lots when he's here...nothing cuter then a sleeping baby with their butt in the air :)
Cravings:  nothing new to report here.  boring i know.

Sleep: we've upgraded to TWO pee breaks a night now.  Oh joy.  Other then that, I've been getting a little hot in the middle of the night as well...which is really weird for me, I'm ALWAYS cold. 

Stretch Marks: Still nothing.

Gender: He's a boy....still.

Maternity Attire: Same. Jeans still fit, a couple of work pants, and the rest are either maternity or held together with a button fixer deal. Tops are mostly maternity, or anything i previously owned that was long enough.
Looking Forward To:   My massage after work today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Man I need it!

Baby Shower #1 this weekend!!! I'm excited to see all my dear friends and family and celebrate baby M!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Bumpdate: 29 weeks

How Far Along: 29 weeks and 3 days (12/20/2012)

(I can't seem to get a picture that I'm ok with posting on the you'll just have to wait!)
Size of Baby M:  Baby is the size of an Acorn Squash!! And gaining weight pretty fast!!! Crazy to
think he'll triple in weight before he's here!! Grow baby grow!!!!

Weight: I am happy to report that I did NOT lose any weight this time....Gained it in fact!!! Hurray for me! I've now gained a total of 9.5 pounds.  Thank you Las Vegas for your help.

Exercise: Well I did some cutting back this past week, mainly to try and not lose weight again, and because we were traveling.  I still managed 10 workouts, but did considerably less running (like 1/2 of what i did last week)

Symptoms:  I am just uncomfortable some days.  Tight, and uncomfortable.  Unfortunately it's only going to get worse, so I'll try and suck it up!  The BH contractions are still happening.... some days more so then others.  Yesterday was the worst.  I think he was mad at me for something...or he didn't like how cold it was....either way, he was a pain in my ass (or uterus) yesterday evening.   Having some random back pains, which is fine because i guilt Travis into giving me a back rub :)  I think my ab's split (think upper abs, the line right in the middle).  Gross right? It doesn't hurt, just looks way weird when i go to sit up.  From what I've read it's rather normal, and should correct itself....i sure hope so. 

Cravings: Still LOVING oranges... other then that i have been eating my fair share of sweets.  stupid holidays. 

Sleep: Still just up once to pee usually.... then right back to sleep i go!

Stretch Marks: Still nothing.

Gender: Still a boy....this question just seems silly at this point.

Maternity Attire: Same.  Jeans still fit, a couple of work pants, and the rest are either maternity or held together with a button fixer deal.  Tops are mostly maternity, or anything i previously owned that was long enough.  I get super paranoid about my belly just popping out. 

Looking Forward To:  The holiday weekend/week... I have to work.  Can't afford to use any more PTO, so I'll be at work both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  I'm not too sad about it really.... trav will go in as well for a while, so it's not like I'll be missing anything super cool.  Sadie is here, but the rest of the fam (Bre and ben ) won't be here till Friday so we're doing our Christmas next weekend. 

Baby Shower #1 is the 29th..... seems surreal really.  I never really thought I'd be having a baby shower.... someone pinch me, cause it's happening!!!!

Oh and guess what my mother did while we were away this past weekend!!!! She pretty much finished up the nursery!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cried when i walked it.  I love it.  We're still waiting on the glider to get here, and have some small details (like hanging things) to do, but for the most part, it's ready....and it's stinking adorable.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Bumpdate: 28 weeks

How Far Along: 28 weeks and 3 days (12/13/2012)

**sorry for the bad pic, ran out of time!!**

Size of Baby M: Baby M's the size of an eggplant!!! According to he's now gaining fat, filling out that wrinkley skin (chubby babies are the best!!)  And his lungs are developed enough that he'd survive if born now (no hurry little guy!!)

At our appointment this morning I soooo wanted her to do a sonogram and tell me how much he was weighing.... no luck.  But my belly's measuring in at a 29, so a little ahead!!!

Weight: -2.1.  Oops.  So now we're back at 7.1lbs total.  I promise i'm eating...all my meals and then some!!!! May need to start thinking about cutting back on excersice if it continues in this direction....but baby boy's growing just fine so that's the main concern.  He's just apparently hogging it all.

Exercise: 12 sessions (wed-wed) and lots of miles ran....this week was even higher then last week, maybe that's why I didnt gain any weight.  Running may be taking a back burner for a bit :(   But i've still be doing good with that's fun news.  I tried to do some abs yesterday.  Yeah....that's not easy, i need to google some proper ab excercise's apparently.

Symptoms: Still having several BH's a day, hell hourly really, but Doc didn't seem to worried about that, so i suppose i'm not either. Um what else.... heartburn here and there, nothing to complain much about though (probably only three times this past week).  Still only getting up once to use the little girls room.  And i'm not a memeber of the "outtie" club.  It's not cute. 

Cravings: Oranges.  Lots and lots of oranges.  Little oranges, big oranges, i do not care....just give me an orange :)  Wanna know something weird....i had NEVER had an orange until Thanksgiving in Chicago.  Failure at life right here.  I'm not really sure why...i think the whole you have to peel it (actually work for it) thing was a turn off.  That and I hate orange juice so i figured i'd hate oranges.  That's not the case.  I love them, I would marry them if i could.  (I actually googled "can you eat too many oranges" last night, that's how bad it's gotten!)

Sleep: Meh. Not the best, but nothing too bad.

Stretch Marks: Still nothing.  I read somewhere that sometimes you don't get them till after you deflate (i couldn't think of what else to call it!).  AKA, after the baby.  I'm hoping that's a lie.  But in the mean time i'll just keep lathering up the ol belly with lots and lots of lotion!!

Gender: Baby Boy!!!!  3D ultrasound confirmed that this weekend.  Either that, or there is a small turtle floating around in there with my kid....if you saw the picture you'd understand.

Maternity Attire: Jeans are still my old one's.  Work pants are mostly my maternity one's now, i can wear a pair or two of my regular one's but they're not as comfy.  Shirts...varies.  Things are getting short!  But the good news is my mom just gave me like 6 new maternity tops for my birthday!!!

Looking Forward To:   LAS VEGAS!!!!!!!!!!! Trav and I are headed up to Wichita after work tomorrow night, and will fly out early Friday morning.  We'll be in Vegas by 10am....Eeeek!! I'm still not sure of our full schedule...i know one night (either Friday or Saturday) we have tickets to the PBR Finals.  And the other night we have no plans (hoping the drug reps will take us to a fancy FREE dinner!).  Trav will have meetings Saturday and Sunday morning for like 3 hours, but that's it! The rest of the time we'll wander the strip, people watch, eat yummy food, drink non-boozy drinks, and maybe even gamble a little!!  Then we head home Monday...Boo. 

My little sister will be home for a couple of weeks starting next that's fun.  We like her.

And then of course, I'm very much looking forward to spending some quality time with the extended fam at the annual Doll Christmas Eve!!!!

And i'll leave you with a bad copy of a picture from the 3D scan....he's pretty cute :)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Bumpdate: 27 weeks

How Far Along: 27 weeks and 3 days (12/6/2012)  Apparently I'm in the third trimester....i don't believe it, no way am I that far already....geesh.

Size of Baby M:  A rutabaga??? What the heck is a rutabaga???? I'm also willing to bet that Baby M is bigger then 2.5 pounds....

Weight: No gain, no loss..... Soooo we're still at a 9.3 gain total.

Exercise: 14 sessions (wed-wed) and 49 miles ran....this may have been a record week mileage wise!!  Felt great....well there was one run that my calves were being super annoying (sore from the charlie horses apparently!), but hopefully Santa brings me a "stick" to work out those babies!!

Symptoms:   Still having some BH.... last night was bad.  Almost got me worried....but once i laid down, chugged a bunch of water all was right in the world.  I've only had to take Tums once this week... so that's fun.

Cravings: Nothing new.  Well that's not true.  For the last two nights I've really wanted a cinnamon roll.  no clue where that one came from!!!

Sleep: Good!! Still only waking up once or twice to pee.

Stretch Marks: They've yet to make an appearance!!

Gender: Baby Boy!!!!

Maternity Attire:  I can still wear my jeans....and like 3 pairs of my work pants....but other then that I've been sporting some tights, and some sweet maternity pants from Gap!!  Shirts have been about half and half....everything is getting shorter and shorter!!!

Looking Forward To:   We have our 3d sono this weekend in Wichita...Can't wait to see the little guys face!!!!  I'm also looking forward to eating Orange Leaf at least three times while we're there....and we have a date tonight at PF Changs with the in-laws!!!  We'll probably try and get some Christmas shopping done as well....oh joy!  And next week we're off to Vegas baby!!!!!!!!!!!

I'd like to wish my dear friend Meghan a very very happy birthday today as well!!!! Love you girlie!!!