Wednesday, June 26, 2013

It was a Sad Morning in the Chicken Coop

It was a sad morning in the chicken coop.

The only one that would let you hold her
One of my original 3 chickens
Queen Chick

I'll miss her always being nosey and trying to get up in my business when I'm in the yard. She really was a curious and friendly chick.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Week 32

Week 32

How far along: 32 Weeks

How big is baby: From The Bump - The size of a squash. Still growing, your baby weighs in at about 2.5 to 3.8 pounds and measures about 15.2 to 16.7 inches. He's getting ready for his descent -- he's likely in the head-down position now. And he's probably feeling a even more cramped.

Weight gain/loss: Up 2 pounds for a total of 20 pounds of weight gain.

Stretch marks: Yes. In fact the midwife looked at me today and said, "your poor belly."

Sleep: I still sleep really well if I can just get my brain to turn off when I want to go to bed. I usually go to lay down and then seem to mess around for a good 2 hours before I finally feel tired.

Diet/Cravings/Aversions: Nothing new here.

Movement: It's gotten more painful. I keep saying it feels like how one of the dogs sits there and scratches his bed for awhile and turns in 50 circles before finally settling down. Baby boy only does this a handful of times during the day but OW! Also the pressure on my bladder is not cool.

Symptoms: Again, nothing new in this area.

What I'm looking forward to: I'm heading to Dallas this weekend. I'm going to go see New Kids, Boys II Men, and 98 Degrees with my bestie Virginia. Then I have another shower thrown by my lovely Texahoma friends. It's a pool party but I will be sparing everyone my beached whale look and will just be soaking my cankles. The cankles will certainly be epic after the drive and the concert.

Best moment of the week: John in birthing class. We actually had a great class and I both think we got quite a bit from it.

How I'm feeling: I'm hanging in there. I really have felt really good lately. I just heard on the weather we're supposed to get to 101 degrees this week. Not cool weather. Not cool at all. (Quite literally actually)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Week 31

Week 31

The bump: I think I had another growth spurt over the weekend. This bump just keeps getting bigger!

How far along: 31 Weeks

How big is baby: From The Bump - The size of a pineapple. He's about 15.2 to 16.7 inches long and weighs about 2.5 to 3.8 pounds this month. He's getting so big, he's probably crowding your lungs. He's going through major brain and nerve development. Eye development, too. His irises now react to light! All five of his senses are in working order.

Weight gain/loss: I gained 1.2 pounds this week for a total of 18 pounds gained so far.

Stretch marks: You betcha.

Belly Button: Still an inie but it's getting stretched out. Also my former belly button piercing looks super weird.

Sleep: I did pretty good this week. I do usually have to get up to pee at some point but have slept really well.

Diet/Cravings/Aversions: Yesterday I had a major craving for tacos and seriously went to town on them. It was embarrassing how quickly I ate 3 tacos, rice, and beans. Fruit is also a big craving, but I think it's mainly because it's sweet.

Movement: He's still pretty active in there, but I get a lot more jabs and thrashes than these cute little flutters. I've actually had some little yelps and OWs come out some of those jabs are so strong.

What I'm loving: Nearing the end! Plus I'm finally feeling better after last week. The abdominal pain I was experiencing was just plain rough. Tuesday was actually the worst day. I think I came home that night and just slept from about 7pm to 7am. I needed it too. By about Thursday I was feeling better and also got the issue with my foot worked out. It's also currently on the mend as well.

Symptoms: Nothing new in this area. Thankfully.

What I'm looking forward to: I have my work shower this week and our birthing class this weekend. Poor John is probably going to be in for an interesting ride this weekend!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Baby Shower

Last weekend I had my first shower. The girls did such a great job with everything and it was just lovely. Here are a few of the details:

The food was fantastic too!

Everyone left with a brown sugar scrub:


The notes people left us on the diapers cracked me up!

Baby Shower

They had some very fun games including one that was a Price is Right guessing game of how much some of the gifts the hostesses purchased cost.

Baby Shower

Instead of cards people were asked to bring books to build our baby library.

I love a onesie with some sass.

Baby Shower

Sometimes gifts require demonstration.

Baby Shower

John also got some gifts of his own including a pretty awesome Daddy Utility Belt

My lovely hostesses

Baby Shower

Thank you everyone for coming and showering us with love!

Baby Shower

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Week 30

Week 30

and a comparison shot:


How far along: 30 Weeks!

How big is baby: According to The Bump - The size of a cucumber. Measuring in at 15.2 to 16.7 inches long and 2.5 to 3.8 pounds. His skin is getting smoother, but his brain is getting wrinklier -- to make way for all that essential brain tissue. He's now strong enough to grasp a finger!

Weight gain/loss: I'm down .6 pounds from last week for a total gain of 16.8 pounds.

Stretch marks: Yes.

Sleep: 6 am wake up calls SUCK.

Diet/Cravings/Aversions: Nada

Movement: He has been going nuts in there since the weekend. It almost feels like he's thrashing around.

Symptoms: I had my appointment this morning. Everything is completely normal, but I feel like I've been punched in the stomach and have the biggest cankles I've ever had. Plus my feet are swelling on top of it. Blah.

What I'm looking forward to:

Best moment of the week: My shower was over the weekend and was beautiful (post to come). I also got to spend time with my mom and do a TON of sewing for the nursery (posts to come).

How I'm feeling: Like crud. My stomach is really sore, but the midwife thinks it's just muscular and should go away. In the meantime even sitting, let alone moving hurts like hell. Forget about trying to roll over! I've also done something to my foot so I'm hobbling around because of that too. That appointment is on Thursday and I'm hoping it's better by then.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Week 29

Week 29

Can I just say it's getting harder each week to get a picture I like? I actually went through them the first time only to realize I had deleted them all and had to download them again.

How far along: 29 Weeks

How big is baby: From Everyday Family - Measuring roughly 15 inches long, he weighs close to 2 1/2 lbs (the size of an Acorn Squash according to the Bump). For the first time, his head is in proportion with the rest of his body! By 29 weeks, his brain can control his body's temperature. His eyes can move in the sockets, and his muscles and lungs continue to mature. His bone marrow is now producing red blood cells, and fat continues to develop under his skin. He may even begin to settle into the proper birthing position, which is head down, facing your back.

Weight gain/loss: I'm up 1.6 pounds from two weeks ago (not bad for two weeks!) for a total of 17.4 pounds gained.

Stretch marks: In more places than I care to mention. It's just not right.

Sleep: I now have an internal 6 am wake up call. Oh how I miss 8 am!

Diet/Cravings/Aversions: I'm trying to be good, but then someone posts a picture of a cookie and then I MUST. HAVE. COOKIE.

Movement: Yes though John has yet to really feel anything. He's actually become my go to for when Frijole is driving my crazy with his kicks. John's hand comes to my belly and it all stops.

Symptoms: I have to pee again. All the time. So much for sleeping through the night! Oh and I'm hot. So. So. So Hot. July and August are already laughing at me.

What I'm looking forward to: My shower this weekend. Plus my mom is coming down and we're going to start sewing things for the nursery.

Best moment of the week: Not getting a call about my glucose test and knowing that I therefore passed!

How I'm feeling: It has now turned into, keep me cool and fed and I'm a happy camper.

Random things I didn't know/Problems/Questions: Nothing new here either. We're making progress in the house and thus the nursery. The crib is put together, the dresser needs to be put together, and I ordered a glider that I'm really excited about. I can't wait to spend this weekend with my mom putting some things together for his room.

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