Monday, August 27, 2012

29 Weeks

How big is baby this week:  size of an acron squash! Can't believe that baby could be between the size of 2.5 and 3.8 lbs

Due Date: November 13, 2012
Bryan and I just found out our neighbors right behind us are having a boy due on November 11th. They had tried for years but the wife has a bone condition that caused them to think they could never get pregnant. This is a high risk pregnancy for them as they are both in their 40s and the wife has an artificial hip due to her bone disease so will have to have a C-section most likey around week 36-37. It will be nice though to chat baby stuff with them and have a kid so close in age to Baby E.

Weight Gain: Apparently, our scale at home is off from the one at the doctor's office. I've only gained 7.5lbs from starting weight. Doctor said all is fine and just wants me to get to 15 lbs by the end...I don't think that will be a problem. :)
Symptoms: Growing belly that has definitely become very firm, some twitching around the ribcage, and right and left hip side pain but only while trying to sleep.

Sleep: This has been the worst week so far for sleep. I gave in and went to sleep out on the couch last night and did a lot better. I was really hoping I wouldn't have to do that until a lot later.

I miss: I'm starting to miss my non-pregnant body a little bit. Bending down certain ways isn't as easy, can't pick up heavy things, the dogs want to lay on my lap but the belly just gets in the way, shaving isn't as easy, of course sleeping on my back is a no, can't just jump out of bed like I used to...
I am spazzing about: No spazzing feeling more and more prepared each week and checking things off the list in preparation.

I am looking forward to: Still looking forward to setting up the nursery.
This is as far as I got setting up the crib and dresser set.
 Hopefully, we will get it up this week.
Movements: Baby E was super active all week! 

Milestones: Bryan and I finalized our birth plan I wonder what God's birth plan is for us :)
It's a....: Boy or Girl??
Bryan still thinks baby is a girl and for some reason this week I've felt like baby is a boy.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Weekend in KC

I forgot to take pictures while we were out and about so I only have a few from the weekend. Megan and I had a great time hanging out, shopping, getting pedicures and watching wedding movies at the hotel.

One of the gifts I made Megan. Galvanized Beverage Tub and wine bottles with a poem for different 1st Occasions that happen in marriage. First Fight, First Dinner Party, First Anniversary, Christmas, First Baby....loved this idea and can't wait to use it for future wedding shower gifts!  

Gift from Megan for Baby E!

Fun cupcakes for the weekend

Out for a Starbucks run before we headed home

28 Weeks

How big is baby this week:  size of an eggplant!

Due Date: November 13, 2012

Weight Gain: +10 lbs total from starting weight

Cravings: Sparkling water and grapes

Symptoms: Just the growing belly and feeling it grow up around my ribcage.

Sleep: I shouldn't be complaining this early about sleep as I know it will continue to get worse the next few months.  Just slightly frustrated that I can't get comfortable when I go to sleep. I got a little pillow to help prop under my belly which did help a little with the uncomfortable stretching and upper back twinges.

I miss: I really just miss sleeping on my back. Oh and maybe buying regular clothes ; ) It's a good thing it keeps me from shopping.

I am spazzing about: No spazzing feeling more and more prepared each week and checking things off the list in preparation.

I am looking forward to: The crib set should be delivered this week. Excited to put it together and get the room set up. 

Movements: Kicks are becoming a lot stronger and sometimes take me by surprise. Lots of either flipping or moving around in there. This past weekend you could see my belly shift all to one side when baby moved.

Milestones: Made it to the 3rd trimester!
  • Lungs are mature enough that he/she probably would survive if he/she was born now.

It's a....: Boy or Girl??

I'm really starting to countdown the days now until the shower!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

27 Weeks

How big is baby this week:  size of a rutabaga! Baby is about 13.6 to 14.8 inches and 1.5 to 2.5 pounds

Due Date: November 13, 2012

Weight Gain: +9 lbs total from starting weight

Symptoms: My mid back hurts fairly often and I can't stay comfortable when sitting. I've also noticed just in the past day or two discomfort around my ribcage.I have such a short torso I think there is no more room to grow going up and things will definitely start growing out even more.

Sleep: Sleeping is just ok. Still getting the majority of sleep I need so not feeling run down or anything yet.
I miss: Sleeping on my back!

I am spazzing about: Just anxious about getting the room put together and setting up meeting times with certain people to discuss labor and delivery process and techniques.

I am looking forward to: I'm really looking forward to my trip to Kansas City this weekend to meet up with my best friend Megan who lives in Nebraska. She is getting married on November 24th and I was suppose to be a bridesmaid in her wedding. With Baby E's due date so close to the wedding date I was super sad that timing just wouldn't work. (We still plan to try and go to the wedding pending Baby E's arrival and how we all feel). So with both of us having major life changes in the next few months we decided we should have our own mini weekend together to relax and hang out and have our own mini showers just the two of us.

Movements: No real change here baby still kicking like normal. I did notice this weekend when I was more active that baby started kicking more at bedtime instead of during the day.

Milestones: 3rd trimester starts next week...can't believe it's already about that time.
  • Baby is practicing inhaling and exhaling with rapidly developing lungs.
  • It's official: Baby's showing brain activity!
  • I think we have a pediatrician set up....Bryan found one he thinks will fit with our personalities and ideal wants. We at least are on the books to use when baby E arrives. We may be setting up a meeting with him here soon.
It's a....: Boy or Girl??
I ordered the gender reveal cake yesterday and handed over the "envelope" :)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Weekend Happenings

 Dad had eye surgery  Friday (second one in 10 days) to remove a hemorrage from his left eye that was a result of the first surgery. Saturday early morning he a post op appointment downtown. This was the view from the 12th floor of the Advance Center of Medicine Facility. Doc said his eye looked good and normal even though he was in a lot of pain. That's a lot for an eye to go through in a matter of 2 weeks! I went with since mom was in the hospital from an asthma attack a few days prior to.

Forgot to take a pic....Saturday night we had dinner at a new Indian Restaurant with a couple friend Bryan knows from his buisness networking group.

Sunday afternoon I attended baby Rhyan's baptism.

Sunday night we had a BBQ at our Associate Director's house as a kind of send off party for our summer intern. The program lasts 12 weeks and we just started week 11 Monday. It went by so fast!

Didn't get a group shot at the BBQ on Sunday. So here's a recent pic from last week
of us being silly during a mini Thank You Party we threw for several members in the group.

King Cake our Intern Johmyrin brought
for the BBQ at Becky's.
He actually had the cake delivered
from New Orleans his home town.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Baby E Kicking Videos

Baby was kicking a lot last night after I got home from work. I tried getting some video of it. Here are the two I could get uploaded. I have another where there are two kicks that I may add later if it will upload. You will have to look closely but I noted below the time below where the kick happens.

Kick is at about 44 second on the left side.

Kick is at about 6 seconds on the left side


Jaxson was so funny last night after I took a bath.
He was so curious about the drain.

Spoiled Basenji!

Monday, August 6, 2012

26 Weeks

How big is baby this week:  size of a head of lettuce

Due Date: November 13, 2012

Weight Gain: Forgot to check this morning will update later today.

Symptoms: My mid back hurts I think from how I sleep and I can't stay comfortable when sitting. Thankfully, I have a live-in chiropractor! :)

Sleep: Sleeping is just ok. Little tossing and turning, bathroom trips and no real comfortable sleep position.

I miss: Sleeping on my back!

I am spazzing about: At this moment right now I am uncharacteristically stressing about lots of things in the future. No need to be just my mood at the moment. Of course now until birth I will have slight nerves about delivery. I wish I could put into exact words how I feel but I'm not a very good writer. I'm a little stressed about the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays this year just making sure that things get done, learning to be a new mom, and trying to enjoy the maternity leave that I do get. Plus, time seems to be going by so fast I feel like we have lots to do still before baby gets here. I wanted some rooms painted before hand, we still need to finish up our birth plan binder, get crib set ordered and other room items.

I am looking forward to: I'm really looking forward to our trip to Michigan this weekend to visit our friends Julie and Adam. It's such a gorgeous place where they live. Can't wait to catch up, meet their new puppy Otto, have some basenji play time, maybe a trip to the lake, and just some time to relax.

Movements: Baby is active most of the day, lots of kicking!

Milestones: 99 days until our due date!

It's a....: Boy or Girl??

33 more days!   Here is a sneak peek of an item my sister made for the shower.....

for another one check out her BLOG