27 Week Bumpdate

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

So, I am quite behind on this week's bump date seeing that I'm about to be 28 weeks but here we go. Needless to say, we've been really busy and I've just been really tired these days. I feel like a broken record. 

How far along? 27 weeks, 5 days

Baby's size? Bunch of bananas

Gender: G I R L 

Total weight gain/loss: I think I'm up to about 11-12 pounds. 

Maternity clothes? I am honestly still wearing mostly non-maternity dresses to work because it's still in the 80s-90s and then an occasional pair of maternity pants during the week.

Sleep: Shockingly, really well. I fall asleep with her kicking me and wake up with her kicking me but she seems to be getting her rest throughout the night which is so nice! I am not to the point where I have to wake up and pee during the middle of the night…when does that start? 

Best moment this week: I am really starting to feel her move on a more regular basis whereas in the past it's been every couple hours. I am finally to the point where it doesn't startle me every time she makes a movement! 

Miss Anything? Daylight! Don't get me wrong. Fall is my favorite time of the year and I love the chilly mornings and wearing sweaters, but I hate how it gets so dark at like 7PM! It definitely does encourage me to get in bed way earlier than usual because it tricks me into thinking it is later than it is. 

Movement: Yup! Andrew will cuddle with me before I get out of bed in the mornings and he will just hold his hand on my belly and feel her move. Brings tears to my eyes. 

Food cravings: Condiments. I've always been a "sauce" kind of girl, but I can't get enough of Polynesian or Chickfila sauce….yum!

Anything making you queasy or sick? Nope! 

Symptoms: My BH has seemed to settle down, at least for now anyways. I just bought a brand new bottle of tums so I guess the heartburn hasn't stopped.

Looking forward to: I am going home to Columbia this weekend to spend time with my family so I am excited to see them! Also, I go for my glucose and check up appointment on Halloween, lucky me. I am not excited about my second glucose test but I am excited to hear the baby's heartbeat and talk to the doctor to see how everything is progressing.

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26 Week Bumpdate

Sunday, October 16, 2016

How far along? 26 weeks, 3 days

Baby's size? Butternut squash

Gender: G I R L 

Total weight gain/loss: Still at about 10 pounds total. 

Maternity clothes? Mixing and matching! I wore all non-maternity this weekend but who knows what this week will bring. I finally changed out my closet today and stored my summer clothes so it will be nice to have all of my fall sweaters to wear.

Sleep: Still sleeping well but not wanting to wake up in the mornings! 

Best moment this week: We began sharing her name with family and close friends! I probably won't be sharing her name on social media but saying it out loud made it so surreal. I also bought her own personalized thank you notes that I can't wait to get! 

Miss Anything? Normal jeans. Don't get me wrong, the maternity pants are comfortable, but that band can be a little annoying because it constantly falls down!

Movement: Yes, and loving every second. She does still startle me at times. I literally just took a video of her moving around because you can see it shaking my belly, so cute! 

Food cravings: Nope, just food. All day, everyday.

Anything making you queasy or sick? I am feeling great. 

Symptoms: Still have some serious heartburn in the afternoon. Also, I think I officially have experienced Braxton Hicks this week and it's no joke. It is extremely uncomfortable and I'm calling my doctor tomorrow to see if I need to do anything. I'm sure everything is perfectly fine but this is the first symptom I've had to ask my doctor about so hopefully she can reassure me.

Looking forward to: Beginning my third trimester! Also, looking forward to a relaxing week! I don't think we have much going on this week which will be nice because we have been on the go for the past few weeks/weekends and I'm exhausted!

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25 Week Bumpdate

Sunday, October 9, 2016

How far along? 25 weeks, 3 days

Baby's size? A head of cabbage

Gender: G I R L 

Total weight gain/loss: I went to the doctor this week and I've officially gained 10 pounds. 

Maternity clothes? Still wearing a lot of my non-maternity clothes but every time I wear my maternity clothes, I am so much more comfortable. I don't have enough room in my closet for all 4 seasons of clothes so I am going to try to go through all of my summer clothes this week and box them up and get out all of my fall/winter clothes. I am hoping that I'll be able to wear the majority of my sweaters from last season.

Sleep: I honestly haven't really had any issues! 

Best moment this week: A group of our Greenville friends threw us a baby shower and it was so much fun celebrating our girl. 

Miss Anything? Back to the deli meats. I got Andrew a Publix sub (they are so good!) and I settled for the veggie wrap which was actually pretty good but I would have much rather had a turkey sub. 

Movement: Yes, everyday! Andrew puts his hand on my belly each night before going to bed and it's the sweetest. She is very active around 9-10PM so he indicated that he thinks she'll be up that late when she's here! 

Food cravings: Not really…just food in general! I am much hungrier these days.

Anything making you queasy or sick? Nope. Still haven't gotten sick at all. 

Symptoms: Heartburn and the beginning of pregnancy brain. Yes, it is totally a thing and I'm beginning to finally realize that I have it.

Looking forward to: We are still in the process of cleaning out the current office that will turn into the nursery so I'm looking forward to getting that done! I hate "stuff" just sitting everywhere and can't for everything to either go to Goodwill, the trash or a new home. Then, I feel like we can finally start painting and decorating the nursery.

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24 Week Bumpdate

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Oh my gosh, I can't even describe the amount of love and support I got from my last post. I genuinely want to thank each of you who reached out to me to let me know how they relate, or how they want to hear more of my story or just to thank me for opening up regarding my issues with infertility. I've got some posts coming up so be on the lookout for that. 

But, it wouldn't be another week without my 24 week check in! 

How far along? 24 weeks, 2 days

Baby's size? An eggplant

Gender: G I R L 

Total weight gain/loss: 10 pounds 

Maternity clothes? I am still mixing and matching but I wore maternity pants 3 times the week! My mom came up for the night and we went shopping and I got 3 new pairs of work pants that should get me through the fall and winter.

Sleep: I sleep really well but get uncomfortable when adjusting or getting out of bed. 

Best moment this week: I really enjoyed spending time with my mom since I don't get to see her often so that was a nice surprise! We also ordered our baby furniture and will hopefully get that soon so I can't wait to officially start decorating! 

Miss Anything? Still missing caffeine and sushi. 

Movement: Yes, and I love it! I absolutely love feeling her move around when she has the hiccups. So cute. 

Food cravings: I've been loving Talenti gelato. I'm definitely limiting myself but I've been craving sweets after dinner...which is so unlike this salty loving girl! 

Anything making you queasy or sick? Nope. Still haven't gotten sick at all. 

Symptoms: Afternoon heartburn and I got another leg cramp last night! I literally woke up in tears (and screams) and Andrew came to the rescue again and helped stretch out my leg. It's always my left leg, which I find to be unusual that it's the same one every time.

Looking forward to: My next doctor's appointment next week. I haven't been since I miserably failed/drastically passed my glucose test. I won't have an ultrasound but I just like hearing that everything is going smoothly! It definitely gives me reassurance.

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