10.30.2015

photos from our babymooniversary

We had a wonderful time down in Anna Maria Island, FL. We went to eat with my college friend Sarah Jean and her husband and daughter a lot, and saw my old roommate Caleb and his wife Liz. I read a lot, Matt built sandcastles and fished a couple days, and we just tried to enjoy our last relaxing vacation before our world turns upside down (hopefully in a good way :).












10.29.2015

26 week update


If you missed my 24 week update, find it here.


How Far Along: 26 weeks 

Gender: Waiting to find out 

Baby Size: green onion

Total Weight Gain: 19 pounds

Maternity Clothes: Wearing the last of my non-maternity shirts, they are coming up a little short!

Sleep: Waking up to pee around 3am every night.

Miss Anything: Not wearing my normal winter clothes. I'll save them for after baby!

Cravings: Sweets

Symptoms: Some heartburn, but nothing that Tums doesn't relieve. I had major back pain the first day of our vacation last week, I think it was round ligament pain.

Belly Button/Body Changes: I'm realizing normal movements I did before, like leaning forward while sitting, are a little harder now. Skin is feeling very tight. Feeling the baby kick a lot which is so cool!

Mood: We had a relaxing beach vacation, sad to come back to a rainy week in ATL.

Exercise: Walked on the beach a lot. Hopefully will start running again if it's not too hard.

Looking Forward to: Walking Maebe. I missed her while we were gone. :-)

10.17.2015

our babymooniversary


Today Matt and I are headed down to Anna Maria Island (just south of Tampa, FL) for our Babymooniversary. Do you like my new word? :-) It's probably our last trip before the baby, and it's also our four-year wedding anniversary. Our friends Sarah Jean and Tim live near the island, and her parents are nice enough to let us stay at their cottage there. 

I'm so excited! I have a lot to do tonight to get ready. Here is a pic from our trip two years ago. Have a wonderful week!!


10.15.2015

24 week update

If you missed my 23 week update, find it here.


How Far Along: 24 weeks 

Gender: Waiting to find out 

Baby Size: ear of corn

Total Weight Gain: 15 pounds

Maternity Clothes: Wearing the last of my non-maternity shirts, they are coming up a little short!

Sleep: I have started to like the Snoogle pillow! Still waking up a lot but having two Benadryls is helping.

Miss Anything: Not having to pee every hour, and sleep. 

Cravings: Sweets

Symptoms: I'm eating more and more meat! Have not throw up in over three weeks!

Belly Button/Body Changes: I'm realizing normal movements I did before, like leaning forward while sitting, are a little harder now. Skin is feeling very tight. Feeling the baby kick a lot which is so cool!

Mood: Started a new job this week, which has been good! :-)

Exercise: Walking Maebe a good bit, ran .7 miles - my breathing was more labored than normal.

Looking Forward to: Matt hopefully finishing painting the nursery this weekend! (Maybe if I keep putting this on here he see it and take notice :-)

10.08.2015

23 week update

If you missed my 22 week update, find it here.

How Far Along: 23 weeks 

Gender: Waiting to find out 

Baby Size: Mango or papaya

Total Weight Gain: 14 pounds

Maternity Clothes: Just starting to not be able to wear my normal clothes. I will miss my winter plaid shirts this year! My sister gave me some of her shirts to borrow.

Sleep: I have started to like the Snoogle pillow! Still waking up a lot but having two Benadryls is helping.

Miss Anything: Not having to pee every hour, and sleep. 

Cravings: Food that is horrible for you (of course!)

Symptoms: I'm eating more and more meat! Have not throw up in over two weeks!

Belly Button/Body Changes: I'm realizing normal movements I did before, like leaning forward while sitting, are a little harder now. Feeling the baby kick a lot which is so cool!

Mood: Feeling kinda crazy with a lot of changes going on right now in our household (I will give an update soon).

Exercise: Walking Maebe a good bit, ran 1 mile.

Looking Forward to: Matt hopefully finishing painting the nursery this weekend!

10.03.2015

suffering


Suffering in life can uncover untold depths of character and unknown strength for service. People who go through life unscathed by sorrow and untouched by pain tend to be shallow in their perspectives on life. Suffering, on the other hand, tends to plow up the surface of our lives to uncover the depths that provide great strength of purpose and accomplishment. Only deeply plowed earth can yield bountiful harvests.  
~ Billy Graham

10.01.2015

22 week update

If you missed my 21 week update, find it here.

How Far Along: 22 weeks 

Gender: Waiting to find out 

Baby Size: Spaghetti squash

Total Weight Gain: 13 pounds

Maternity Clothes: Jeans and one shirt. I'm trying to wear my dresses before it gets too cold.

Sleep: It's been really bad this week! I still haven't given up on the Snoogle pillow, but my arms get numb from being on my side the whole night.

Miss Anything: Not having to pee every hour, sleep.

Cravings: Somewhat sweets, but that's really all the time. Luckily Matt bought me cookies and cream ice cream. :-)

Symptoms: I'm eating more and more meat! Haven't thrown up since last Sunday with the carrot incident.

Belly Button/Body Changes: I'm realizing normal movements I did before, like leaning forward in the car, are a little harder now.

Mood: Feeling frustrated about not sleeping.

Exercise: Lifting 8 lb weights, walking Maebe, and still trying to take a break from the computer at work by walking around the parking lot. Ran one mile.

Looking Forward to: Matt hopefully finishing painting the nursery this weekend!