Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Bumpdate: 31 Weeks

How far along: 31 weeks

Size of Baby: a pineapple / 15-16", 2.5-38 lbs

Gender: a sweet baby girl 

Symptoms: Still so so sleepy and feeling so lazy. I also feel quite pathetic seeing as there are pregnant women every day running huge companies and they don’t skip a beat. I should be able to function normally for 8 hours but no, my mind constantly wanders.

Stretch marks: Getting more used to the cocoa butter smell of Palmer’s lotion and not seeing hideousness yet (knock on wood!)

Sleep: love my sleep, love my snoogle. If you don’t have one, get one. I am so keeping this around after I pop… the one drawback is putting the pillowcase on. Pretty sure I would be out of breath even if I wasn’t pregnant!

Husband: saw my stomach move!!! Hasn’t felt her kicks but finally saw my belly twitching away.

Belly Button: not popping at all. pretty convinced of this.

Movement: I think baby may have flipped because now I’m feeling all the kicks just below my ribs. I’m pretty sure this is what’s supposed to happen but these higher up kicks or movements startle me. As in completely distract me so hope I get used to them soon.

Cravings: Kraft Dinner AND Dr Pepper 10. Haven't gotten my hands on any DP 10 yet so I may be destined to suffer forever on this one. We have been eating KD the last couple Sundays for lunch but now I want it every day for dinner. Last night my hubby made spaghetti with meat sauce and  tonight I am going out for dinner with family friends so will have to wait until tomorrow. I’m sure my husband will be thrilled that my big dinner night is going to be KD. Might have to cook him some chicken or something haha.

Is it actually a pregnancy craving if I don’t move Heaven and earth to get it at the moment I want it??

Maternity Clothes: still wearing them and still counting down until I wear the cozy Fall sweaters and bundle up in a blanket. I am so over summer.  

Best part of the week: having Friday off so knowing tomorrow is my FriYAY! And of course celebrating my sister B’s wedding on Saturday!

Worst part of the week: Something is wrong with Milo so we are taking him to the vet this afternoon to try and figure it out. When we get home from work he is lethargic and trembling, can’t jump on our bed or the couch, has a hunched back and won’t lift his head all the way. But my mom took him for a walk this morning and he was full of energy, playing and running and jumping into her truck. So I am very worried and also very confused.

Missing most: alcohol! Especially with the wedding this weekend. But our sweet babe is worth it, B and I will just have to celebrate extra hard at Christmas ;)

Looking forward to: a busy but fun Friday and Saturday with all our family and friends… followed by a very lazy Sunday.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Bumpdate: 30 Weeks

Things are actually pretty busy here as we all get ready to celebrate my sister’s wedding next weekend and the somewhat mad scramble to get everything ready for this baby who is surely going to turn our world upside down. With less than 10 weeks to go and more kicks (punches?) every day, the imminent arrival of our baby girl has my hubby and I so excited. And shockingly, he doesn’t appear nervous at all. Like no trepidation at all. I’m completely terrified. Mainly at the thought of giving birth but also the crying (how will I know what she needs??), breastfeeding (I hear so many horror stories – will I be able to do it??), sleeping (will she ever sleep or am I going to be a zombie??)… so many things!!!

I’m pretty sure my husband has absolutely no clue what we’re in for. Right?

Whoa boobs. Yay bump.

How far along: 30 weeks

Size of Baby: a butternut squash / 17", 3lbs

(same stats as the app gave last week but different type of squash hmmm… my dr said we’re right on target for size though so I’m going to go with the flow)

Gender: a sweet baby girl 

Symptoms: I am so sleepy! I do not want to open my eyes in the morning and I sit at my desk with a cup of coffee and dream about taking a nap. At 8:30am. I haven’t been able to nap after work and when I get into bed I get a burst of energy (spent cruising social media) so am usually asleep around 10pm. It’s a rough life.

Stretch marks: I never got around to whipping up straight coconut oil so I picked up some Palmer’s lotion and it feels good but not too crazy about the smell. But with 10 weeks left and economy size bottle I think I’m just going to tough it out.

Sleep: the only thing interrupting my sleep are the bathroom trips (3-4 a night). Oh and our cat who might like my snoogle more than I do. He normally sleeps outside in the summer but right now he would prefer to annoy me cuddle with us.

Husband: painted the nursery last weekend and put together the crib. He slaved away painting and I cried off and on.

Belly Button: yeah I don’t think it’s popping ever?!

Movement: pretty decent movement, especially down low on my left side. Thanks baby girl, feels great (ouch!).

Cravings: I have a new one! Dr. Pepper 10. Except you can’t get it in Canada so I’m screwed. Couldn’t do something easy like grapes could I??

Maternity Clothes: last night I received a bag of super cute summer tops from my sister’s friend (thanks T!) and I can’t wait to wear them! They totally accentuate my bump which I don’t hate.  

Best part of the week: my sister moving home! Ok not home, but she is going to live in the same province again, same time zone, easy to see on weekends. And hopefully I will do more of that when I’m on maternity leaveJ

Worst part of the week: being so sleepy, counting down until I can sleep in on Saturday!

Missing most: cold wine and cider; this heat would be easier to take with a buzz.

Looking forward to: finishing up the nursery. We still have to build the change table, we ordered my glider last night so it should arrive in the next couple weeks, and then I need to figure out how to decorate a nursery. I am clueless with design - suggestions??

side note: I need a new blog design. I think that's why bumpdates are the only thing I do anymore, I'm just not excited about the look of this space and am no longer drawn to it. So I am looking for suggestions where I can get on affordable blogger design, please share!!

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Bumpdate: 29 Weeks

So here we are in the 2nd week of my third trimester. Again - how is this all going by so fast? I feel like someone put my life on fast forward and the pause button is broken. I thought people feel pregnant forever but that is definitely not the case for me. Don’t get me wrong, I can’t wait to meet our little babe, but it just feels so fast.  At this rate she will be here before we know it.

How far along: 29 weeks

Size of Baby: an acorn squash / 17", 3lbs

Gender: a sweet baby girl 

Symptoms: I am now feeling super pregnant. My bump feels big, pretty sure I have a full-on waddle happening, I’m up 2-3 times every night to pee, I want to eat everything in sight from 10am until I go to bed and by the time I get home from work all I want to do is get off my feet and lay down.

It does not bode well that I feel like this now when all the baby will do for the next 11 weeks is grow over twice in size. Ugh.

Stretch marks: still feeling very lucky here.

Sleep: also feel very lucky here because as long as I have my snoogle I sleep like the dead. Except for waking up to pee.

Husband: amazed me last week with how wonderful he was with our nieces (and nephews) while on vacation last week. He played, cuddled, teased and thrilled them with seadoo rides and I couldn’t stop watching him. I can’t wait to see him with our baby girl.

Belly Button: still a total inny

Movement: quite a bit more movement this week! I always feel her little kicks after I eat fresh fruit and drink my morning coffee. I have finally seen my stomach move while lying in bed at night but am never quick enough to tell daddy. He still hasn’t felt her and I really hope he can soon. I hate that I can’t share her with him yet.

Cravings: all the food. Pretty sure this is because I have to keep a diary of everything I eat but thankfully I haven't had any issues with food and GD, everything is going really well. And I am indulging my cravings as long as I am getting dairy and protein, etc.

Maternity Clothes: I cannot wait for fall so I can cozy up in my leggings and comfy shirts but no, this crazy summer heat is relentless! Thankfully we have AC at work I can still wear leggings but am limited to light shirts; otherwise I rotate between a few summer dresses.

Best part of the week: feeling our baby girl’s movements more, it’s like she’s somehow communicating with me.

Worst part of the week: coming back to work. Not work itself, I just miss waking up without an alarm, napping when I want to, relaxing.

Missing most: see immediately above

Looking forward to: hubby is painting the nursery this weekend! When the painting is done we (he) can build the crib and the change table and we can start setting everything up.