Saturday, November 30, 2013

33 Weeks

(Photo will get added on Monday) 

How far along: 33 Weeks

Size of Baby: a pineapple

Weight gain: still ignoring that weight thing. The doc isn't concerned 😛

Symptoms: nothing to new. The pillow under my belly is necessary now. I still have an innie though!

Clothes: well. I can wear two of my Mizzou tshirts still. But that's about it. I'm all belly! 

Cravings/Aversions: Nada. Though I did eat roughly 6 pieces of pie on thanksgiving night. Oops. 

Movement: little girl is still moving around steadily! Sean feels her a lot in the middle of the night, but I sleep right through it lol 

Worries: not too many actually. Thinking I should PROBABLY start on that whole hospital bag thing. 

Milestones: her bones are still hardening! 

Best moment of the week: Thanksgiving! It's the last time we'll be able to come into stp before baby comes, so it was great to see folks. Our families are coming to us for Christmas, so we'll still get to see them though! 

Saturday, November 23, 2013

32 Weeks.

How far along: 32 Weeks

Size of Baby: a large jicama

Weight Gain:  honestly? I've stopped weighing myself. :p

Symptoms: I definitely catch myself rubbing my belly. Natalie's starting jabbing her limbs out of my stomach too, which requires me to physically push them back in. And forget about me leaning against anything without a disagreement! She's fiesty. Also. The belly button is practically gone. Weeeiiiirrrrddd

Clothes: Maternity. Solidly. Thankfully my mother in law bought me a bunch of winter clothes on clearance and sent them with my mom this weekend - not a moment too soon either, because it's icing outside now!

Cravings/Aversions: Nada. And I think the chicken thing is pretty much over! Which is good because a lot of my freezer meals that are planned are chicken based...

Movement: Kicking, and poking, and jabbing...

Worries: Nada. Except maybe worrying about all of the things I need to buy for christmas presents!

Milestones: Baby girl is losing her fur (lanugo?) and is continuing to plump up.

Best moment of the week: The nursey is put together, and I feel like we're just sitting back and waiting for baby now. I'm excited for Black Friday too - we're getting a deep freezer and a Christmas tree (and the rest of the baby stuff!). 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Ladies and Gents - we have a nursery!

My mom came out this weekend to help us finish putting the nursery together! When she arrived Friday night, we had painted, but not done touch ups, and there was nothing in the room. Now? It's almost complete!

We painted the touch ups on Saturday morning, then moved all the furniture inside (the dressers had been in the garage from their painting spree, and my mom brought the crib we got at the baby shower with her). We put everything together, put baby clothes away in drawers, organized bath and food stuff, etc. I was super bummed that we hadn't gotten our glider yet, and my mom surprised me with one last night!! I'm over the moon. The room is looking fabulous.

The tall dresser: The open space has a chalkboard door that will go on it, and will hold our wet bag/diaper pail for cloth diapers. It also has a scentsy and a dimmer light on top!

The diaper changing area will be on top of the dresser. And our glider

Our lovely crib (and yes, it's a mesh crib bumper)

We still need some art work (I have so many plans!), knobs for the drawers (I'm crushing on these, but they're super expensive), and a rug (I love the gray trellis rugs, but need to find a good deal!). The baby's room is 9 1/2 x 11 1/2, so a 5x7 is too small and a 7x10 is almost too big, ya know? A 6 x 9 is what we need, but it seems to be an expensive size. :\ Oh! I also need to finish the curtains and we need new blinds as ours are broken. Just the little things left it seems!

We're hoping the nursery can last for several kids with as gender neutral as it is. We'll only have to buy a new crib each time, since the convertible cribs with stay with the kids as they grow. I'm loving it all!

It makes me super calm knowing that it's all set up. There's no more rush, we'll buy the carseat on Black Friday with our gift cards from the shower, and all will be taken care of.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

31 Weeks!

How far along: 31 Weeks

Size of Baby: Four navel oranges

Weight Gain:  +24

Symptoms: More braxton hicks. This is the first week I've been uncomfortable sleeping too. I just feel so...pregnant. hah!

Clothes: Maternity. A few days ago I wore a tunic from "pre-preggo" days - it barely covered the belly. Oh jeez. 

Cravings/Aversions: Pineapple. It's a weird one I haven't had yet. But yum! Also - eggs are no longer an aversion!  

Movement: Kicking away! I love feeling her so much. It's super cool. 

Worries: Not to many actually. It's been a pretty good week of calm. My mom is bringing all our baby stuff out this weekend, and the nursery will be able to be put together! I think my biggest worry is baby positioning. I keep reading that anterior placentas can mean a more likely sunny side up baby, which is apparently hard to birth naturally. Guess I'll be researching how to turn a baby with it! 

Milestones: Bee's eyes can respond to light now and the irises can dialate! 

Best moment of the week: I feel like I look pregnant, no matter what I wear. It's a pretty nice feeling, strangely enough. We made serious progress on both our shower AND the nursery this week too. Yeah buddy! 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

30 weeks. I know, late again.

Oof. I'm terrible at keeping up with these!

How far along: 30 Weeks

Size of Baby: Cabbage

Weight Gain: +23. 

Symptoms: That annoying ache in my hips is coming and going. Oh! And I officially had my first recognizable braxton hicks contraction this week. It was a very strange feeling, that's for sure. 

Clothes: Maternity. I need to go shopping for some winter maternity clothes though!

Cravings/Aversions: Nothing in particular, except for one day where I needed nachos. 

Movement: Kicking away. I swear, sometimes SHE doesn't move for an hour, then decides she has to practice flutter kicks and I get about 30 in rapid fire. 

Worries: Finishing off our baby stash. We were SO blessed with so many awesome things at the shower, but there's a few we still need to get. Like, a car seat. And a crib mattress (we totally forgot to register for it). And a rocker. But I think between now and Christmas we'll get it all set! 

Milestones: Bee's brain has wrinkles now! 

Best moment of the week: Well, we announced that we're having a GIRL. Natalie Patricia will be joining us soon!!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

He or She? What Will it Bee?!

Our AWESOME cake from Wedding Wonderland Cakes

We've kept little Bee's sex a secret for 10 weeks now. We opted to for one important reason: we wanted gender neutral things at the baby shower. We know we want to have more than one kiddo, and we'd love to be able to reuse as much as possible if they're different sexes. (also: see sex vs gender) The anatomy scan was pretty obvious what we were having - but it was so hard to keep it a secret!!!

Thankfully, most of our friends and family were supportive. Annoyed, but supportive. ;)

In any case, we did the big reveal at my baby shower this past weekend. My mom and mother in law did a FABULOUS job and ran with the Bee theme - which couldn't have been easy in November! We got a small cake from my bakery that did our wedding cake, Wedding Wonderland. We also served cupcakes and a cookie cake - so many desserts! This was all in addition to chips, crackers, sandwiches, chicken poppers, lil smokies, and meatballs. We had several games, as well as a baby pool set up (which, I might expand because there's a baby pool website that everyone can enter too!). It was pretty much fantastic.
The delicious spread

Tables, all decorated

Diaper cakes at each table!

Little onesies hanging!

Plus, with gift cards, we've gotten everything we need (except for a rocker and a diaper bag). But Christmas is still coming, so those will definitely be on my list of items! We can afford them, but I'd really like to hold off. After all, I have plenty of bags that can be used as a diaper bag for the first few weeks.

So. What are we having? Wait for it....