2.04.2016

40 week update!!


If you missed my 39 week update, find it here.

How Far Along: 40 weeks!!

Gender: Waiting to find out.

Baby Size: Small pumpkin.

Total Weight Gain: 35 pounds.

Maternity Clothes: All maternity clothes!

Sleep: Hardly at all! Getting up 4-5 times to pee.

Miss Anything: Long walks with Maebe without the urge to pee.

Cravings: Ice cold water and sweets.

Symptoms: I sprained my ankle by tripping and falling. Good timing huh? But overall feeling pretty good for 40 weeks.

Belly Button/Body Changes: I took my ring off too, because my hands (and feet) are a tiny bit swollen. Stomach is SO stretched.

Mood: High anticipation - we are ready for this baby to come out!

Exercise: I walked some with Matt and Maebe. But fell on my last walk and now it hurts to walk.

Looking Forward to: Induction date set for Sunday night if no baby by then!

2.03.2016

21 famous and successful people who got fired from their job

As someone who was fired from their first job, I really appreciated this list!

  1. Abraham Lincoln was fired from his job as a captain in the army during the 1832 Black Hawk War and reduced to the rank of private.
  2. Anna Wintour was fired from her job as a junior fashion editor at Harper's Bazaar due to creative differences with the editor-in-chief.
  3. Bill Belichick was fired from the NFL's Cleveland Browns before becoming one of the world's most successful head coaches.
  4. Howard Stern was fired from his job as a radio personality on NBC when management finally got fed up with his off-color humor.
  5. Isaac Newton was removed from his job as overseer of his family farm in Lincolnshire after his mother realized that he hated the work.
  6. J.K. Rowling was fired from her job as a secretary at Amnesty International for using her computer for personal business.
  7. Jerry Seinfeld was fired from his first job as an actor in the TV sitcom Benson after giving what the producers felt was a lackluster performance.
  8. Julius Caesar was fired from his job as High Priest of Jupiter for allegedly having a love affair with King Nicomedes of Bithynia.
  9. Lady Gaga was fired from her first record label which wasn't prepared to wait another six months for her to create her debut album.
  10. Lee Iacocca was fired from Ford Motor Company after launching one of the company's best-selling products, the infamous "Exploding Pinto."
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1.28.2016

39 week update!


If you missed my 38 week update, find it here.

How Far Along: 39 weeks!

Gender: Waiting to find out.

Baby Size: Mini watermelon.

Total Weight Gain: 33 pounds.

Maternity Clothes: All maternity clothes!

Sleep: Hardly at all!

Miss Anything: Getting up with ease. Walking without having to pee.

Cravings: Cold water and desserts.

Symptoms: A couple Braxton Hicks last Sunday, soreness, and some nerve pains in my groin. 

Belly Button/Body Changes: I don't feel like my stomach can stretch anymore! Belly button popped out a little bit. I took me ring off too, because my hands (and feet) are a tiny bit swollen.

Mood: Feeling more and more ready to meet this baby!

Exercise: Took Maebe on a mini walk. Poor thing.

Looking Forward to: Matt doing finishing touches to the nursery this weekend!

1.21.2016

38 week update


If you missed my 37 week update, find it here.

How Far Along: 38 weeks.

Gender: Waiting to find out.

Baby Size: Leek.

Total Weight Gain: 30 pounds.

Maternity Clothes: All maternity clothes!

Sleep: Feeling itchy, getting up 3-4 times a night to pee.

Miss Anything: Same as last week - not having to pee every 30 minutes. Being able to walk without the urge to pee.

Cravings: Freezing cold water - I'm like a camel these days!

Symptoms: Peeing! :-) Some nerve pains in my groin.

Belly Button/Body Changes: I don't feel like my stomach can stretch anymore! Belly button still not popped out or flat yet. 

Mood: Feeling good about getting the nursery organized.

Exercise: None. Poor Maebe, but it's so cold!!

Looking Forward to: Finishing the nursery this weekend!

1.20.2016

double shower weekend!

Last weekend I had both of my baby showers; one with more of my mom's friends and one with my friends. They were both so fun and so good to see everyone to celebrate Baby A! The decorations and food were awesome. I can't believe how much energy was put into them! I have the best friends. Here are some photos of the weekend:


1.14.2016

37 week update


If you missed my 36 week update, find it here.

How Far Along: 37 weeks.

Gender: Waiting to find out.

Baby Size: Winter melon.

Total Weight Gain: 32 pounds.

Maternity Clothes: Pretty much all maternity clothes!

Sleep: Getting up 3-4 times a night to pee.

Miss Anything: Not having to pee every 30 minutes. Being able to walk without the urge to pee.

Cravings: Ice cold water and sweets!

Symptoms: Some heartburn, but not too bad. Stomach just very tight.

Belly Button/Body Changes: I don't feel like my stomach can stretch anymore! Belly button still not popped out or flat yet. 

Mood: Feeling so grateful for my friends who came to my showers this weekend!

Exercise: Walked Maebe twice this week.

Looking Forward to: Organizing the new baby stuff in the nursery this weekend! :-)