Saturday, July 28, 2012

*27 & 28 Week Updates*

Great news, today I'm officially in my third trimester, I can't believe it.  The last few weeks have a been a little stressful.  The pups both got sick for a week, I'm getting my classroom ready, and trying to figure out what exactly to do about maternity leave.  There's just a lot going on!  I have really enjoyed working on his nursery and can't wait for it to be finished!

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How far along are you? 27 & 28 weeks

Fruit of the week? Rutabaga and Eggplant

How are you feeling this week?  I've been feeling a bit stressed the last couple weeks, along with some cramping and back pain.  Other than that, I'm feeling pretty good.

Favorite moment this week?  We got a lot done in the nursery, including putting together almost all the furniture.  We have the changing table left to do, but a piece came broken so that is on hold until the new piece comes in.  Alex's family bought us all the furniture, which was incredible.  Once the furniture is all done, we will be able to start decorating.  Another nice moment is I had my second dream about the baby.  All I can remember is Alex bringing him to me and I held him in my arms.  I can remember the warmth I felt from him.  I said, "Hi, I'm your mommy".  He smiled at me (I know newborns can't do this), but it was a beautiful dream.

Any new developments?  Still feeling baby moving and he still scares me when he has slow days or isn't kicking as hard.  He seems to have a similar pattern of moving during the day.  He's active in the morning, slows down a bit in the afternoon/evening, and then picks back up again around 8.  I can often feel him moving around during my many wake ups during the night. I love feeling him move.  Alex got to feel him again a couple days ago when he was pushing really hard on my belly.

 27 Weeks
 28 weeks - Kaskade concert and 3rd trimester edition
 Kaskade concert at Staples Center
 Nursery Progress - Dresser, glider, and crib all ready to go

Laying on furniture boxes

Sunday, July 15, 2012

*26 Week Update*

Today was a great day and I was so happy.  I didn't have any worries, which was nice.  I woke up this morning to some major kicking, maybe the strongest I've felt.  One time it even hurt a little.  Alex got to feel him, I mean actually feel him!  No idea what part of him, maybe his head or butt?  But he was going crazy in there.  I just soaked in the beautiful moment.  He was pretty active most of the morning and was doing some crazy turns or something in there around lunch.

I also got to visit my grandparents today and my grammy was rubbing my belly.  She was talking to the baby and was just so happy.  This is the second time I've seen her since I was pregnant and she is just so excited.  I can't wait for her to meet him.  We visited them after we went to the hospital to visit my dad.  All is okay and he had surgery on his bowel.  I'm so happy he's recovering well and can't wait for him to start feeling better.

We have been coming along with the nursery and getting some things.  I finished registering last week! Alex and I went to BRU and looked at the big items.  Then I finished the rest online.  We are registered at BRU and Amazon.  I have been tweaking the list a little and I'm sure I will be doing that up until the shower!  The nursery is all painted and we have cleaned out all the unnecessary furniture in the living/dining room area.  We are waiting for the work to be done on the nursery and then we can start setting some stuff up.  Still waiting to figure out what's going on with the furniture.  Alex's family may buy us a couple pieces.

I also have everything ready for the invitations, all I need is the invitations.  They are in the mail and I have to get out the invitations by Wednesday!

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How far along are you? 26 weeks

Fruit of the week? Lettuce (that's not a fruit)

How are you feeling this week?  I'm feeling good this week.  I've been getting some fatigue in the afternoons, but I'm thinking that's due to being busy during the day and not sleeping well at night.  

Favorite moment this week?  My favorite moment this week was my sister and mom getting to feel baby move!  He gave them each a good kick!

Any new developments?  Baby has had some stronger kicks this week.  We have been moving forward with the nursery and I'm getting ready to send out my invitations.  Still taking this one day at a time.

 My adorable invitation, made from someone on Etsy!
 Thank you cards!
 Cupcake toppers for the centerpieces
 Cupcake stands for the centerpieces
 Painted nursery - Afternoon Delight
26 weeks, in the nursery

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

*24 & 25 Week Updates*

I really don't have an excuse for doing the weekly updates, since I'm out of school and not doing all that much.  I guess on the days that I worry, I really don't feel like updating or don't even think about it.  Over the last couple weeks, little man has been on the move.  I've had a couple days of slow movement and those have put my in a complete panic.  This is totally new territory for me, so I don't know what is normal or not.  I think this worrying thing will never end, but it will all be worth it.  I love this guy so very much.

I came out last week to my close friends and family.  I felt sending out an email was the best way for me to do it.  I also told them about the miscarriage.  I got such wonderful feedback about both the pregnancy and miscarriage.  I'm glad Rose is no longer a secret to them.  She deserves to be acknowledged and I know she's smiling down on me, proud that I could finally share her with others.

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How far along are you? 24 & 25 Weeks

Fruit of the week? Cantaloupe (I'm assuming a small one) and Cauliflower

How are you feeling this week?  I've been feeling pretty good the last two weeks.  The lower abdominal pain has gotten better.  I do feel like quite a lot of sharp pains up my sides.  I've also been dealing with some rib pain (I think that's where it is) on my right side.  I'm very tired and enjoying getting all the sleep I can.  However, I'm having a hard time sleeping at night.  I guess that has kinda been this whole pregnancy.  So it's nice to get to catch up on some sleep during the day.

Favorite moment this week?  My favorite moments over the last two weeks are probably sharing the news with friends and family and feeling so much movement.  My nephew also hugged my belly last week and gave baby a kiss.  He was trying again to listen to him.  I thought that was so cute.

Any new developments?  Baby is definitely moving a lot more.  I had an appointment last week and all seems good.  We are also going to be going to do our registry this week and I'll be finishing it online by the end of the week.  Shower invites will be going out next week.  We got the front room all cleaned out, Alex patched all the holes, and we got the room painted.  I can't believe how everything is coming together.  It's all very exciting.

The most important thing that happened during week 24 was I reached V-day, otherwise known as viability day.  That means that if baby came early, they would work on him and try to save him.  I know the chances are slim of survival before 28 weeks, but I do have some comfort knowing that he would have a chance.

 24 Weeks - Foster the People and V-day Edition
Foster the People show - They were amazing!!
Puppies trying to steal my snoogle!
 25 Weeks
 Love seeing my rose bush bloom!  Our tree out front is doing great too!  I feel like Rose is telling me everything is going to be okay when I see a new rose bloom. :]