Friday, May 15, 2015

24 Week Bumpdate

How Far Along: 24 Weeks 4 days

Size of Baby: A garden eggplant or a cantaloupe 

Gender: GIRL!

Sleep: On and off sleep. Typically, I get about 4-5 hours of sleep a night. After talking with my doctor about it on Monday, she said it's not typical that women have trouble sleeping at this point so we're hoping it's just a phase. I think it has more to do with renovation stress. Praying that ends soon so I can see if my sleeping pattern gets better. 

Movement: Much more this week! Josh was able to feel her move a few nights ago. At work this morning, we were able to see her kicking against the left side of my belly through my dress!

Workouts: Sadly, no. Hopefully when I'm off of work in a few days, I will develop some type of routine. 

Weight: 18 pounds. Yikes!

Maternity Clothes: Mixing and matching. Mostly maxi dresses that I just go up a size or they have a lot of room originally. 

Symptoms: All day Monday I guess I hadn't eaten enough (before going to the doctor in the afternoon) that I developed the WORST headache. It rivaled the ones I got in the first trimester. That headache kept me up for most of the night Monday night. I probably slept about 2 hours. The next day was pretty bad. Other than that, I've been feeling great. 

Cravings/Aversions: Right now, I'm on a waffle kick. I've been eating blueberry waffles every morning before work. Yum!

Missing Most: Missing the sanity of my organized house. I had a little breakdown yesterday saying I wanted to move out of my house. The dust, the disorganization, the frozen meals/eating out, etc. is start to get to be a bit much. 

Nursery:  No progress on the nursery. It's a storage area for the paragraph above. 

Hubby: He's been very, very patient with me this week. On Monday when I felt bad, he waited on me hand and foot and even checked on me several times in the middle of the night. When he sees my Nook light up in the middle of the night, it must not be good :)  

Best Part of the Week: The best part of this week was Monday. My mom and I went to my OB appointment where we had an extra ultrasound because they couldn't see the heart last time. Well, baby cooperated and we were able to get the pictures we needed. She wouldn't show us her face this time but we did get to see her kick her little legs. So special to share that with my Mom. 

Can't Wait For: I'm reaaaaallly looking forward to Josh and I's babymoon coming up. I'm so glad I went ahead and booked it a couple months back. We leave May 31 and I think what my brain and body need is a getaway. 

I'm so thankful that I am at this point in my pregnancy, this point in my house renovation, and this point in the school year. Typically, I'm such a positive person. I feel like I've kind of lost that over the past three weeks and I'm really looking forward to getting it back. I think I'm overwhelmed and tired. I definitely don't want to sound unappreciative or like a chronic complainer because I strive every day NOT to be like that. I chose this renovation, I chose this job, I wanted this pregnancy. I never want to sound ungrateful. Counting my many blessings today and always. I think I just need to give myself some grace. 

 I got this sweet little gift this week with the most touching card. I think it will be great in our girl's room and I know I will use it to pray for her until she gets here and after her arrival. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

One Room Challenge Week 6: Still Tiling

As we round out week 10 (in real life) and week 6 of the One Room Challenge, we still have a ways to go!

Some things we did accomplish this week were getting the floor grouted and the baseboards installed (thanks to my hubby and no contractors!). Our painter will start early this coming week. We'll get there :) Here's where we are now...

The lesson learned here is that relying on other people is one of the hardest things to do. I'm typically a laid back person, but I really think that 5 weeks of tiling will drive anyone insane. #notevenfinished

Hopefully we will be done very soon. Be sure to check back in a few weeks! Linda, maybe we can do a round-up in a month or so for those who didn't finish like we did in the past? Either way, this surely did make 6 weeks fly by super fast. Almost summer time!

Monday, May 4, 2015

23 Week Bumpdate

How Far Along: 23 Weeks Today!

Size of Baby: One app says a bunch of grapes and the other app says a grapefruit

Gender: GIRL!

Sleep: Last night was the first night I slept for a stretch in quite some time. I slept soundly from 10:30-4:30 then just rested till I got up at 6:30. The past few weeks I've been sleeping for about 2 hour intervals, up for an hour or two... repeat. I'm getting lotssss of practice for lack of sleep. 

Movement: Feeling little movements after I eat

Workouts: Besides gardening and running around at work, nope. 

Weight: At my 20 week appointment, I was up 11 pounds. I go back next Monday. I'm sure the scale will jump!

Maternity Clothes: Bottoms are mostly maternity... tops are pre-maternity. Finding lots of non-maternity dresses and just sizing up. 

Symptoms: Feeling really good!

Cravings/Aversions: Always wanting a pb&j. This past week I wanted a fruit cup from Whole Foods so badly. We finally went on Saturday and I got two :)

Missing Most: My kitchen... totally not pregnancy related. 

Nursery: Josh started building a dresser for the nursery. I have a crib picked out and I ordered some bedding which came in last week. Waiting to put anything out/up until our renovation is over. 

The changing pad will go on top of this. Looks like Josh will have to bend over quite a bit to change diapers :)

Hubby: He's very excited. Once I asked him to build me a dresser for the nursery (rather than me buying one), he was all in. He gets about as excited as he can when I show him baby girl clothes. 

Best Part of the Week: Celebrating the fact that we have 13.5 days left to this school year!

Can't Wait For: I'm excited for Mother's Day this weekend. It's kind of my first one? Other than that, I'm excited for our ultrasound on Monday. At our last appointment, baby wouldn't flip over so we couldn't get any images of her heart. Praying that she is more active this time!