Wednesday, June 25, 2014

baby alex: 30 weeks

i'm pretty excited to hit the 30 week mark (or at least i was when it happened this past saturday. now i'm closer to 31). it feels like the end is actually in sight.

how far along: 30 weeks

how big is baby: the size of a head of cabbage (15.7 inches long and weighs 3 pounds). apparently this kid has gained an inch and a pound just since my last post!

weight gain / loss: i started at 142.4 lbs and was 158 lbs two weeks ago. i weighed 160.5 this past weekend, which is a 2.5 lb gain. i was actually nervous about that until i realized alex himself has gained a pound. and i think you're supposed to gain a pound a week in the last trimester or something.

symptoms: last week was probably the worst week i've had symptom-wise. i didn't know it was possible to have mastitis during pregnancy but guess what, it is! i'll leave it at that.

cravings / aversions: no cravings or aversions. i'm really quite the easy date these days.

movement: i started doing kick counts a month or two ago but realized yesterday that i haven't been keeping up with them. work has been so hectic. i'm trying to slow down now and actually pay attention to his movements.

gender: boy

belly button: still half in / half out. so still awkward

sleep: i'm actually getting a ton of sleep. aside from those three or four mastitis days, i've been sleeping for 8-9 hours straight and it's glorious.

what i'm looking forward to: i'm officially in "is he here yet!?" mode. i can basically feel a little head in my pelvis and occasionally think he's going to fall out of me when i go pee or something lol. for some reason this makes me think he's coming any day now, except i know it'll realistically be in about 2 months.

what i miss: holding my leilybug. it's become increasingly difficult to help her into her carseat, pick her up, etc. i still pick her up now and then, but it's less often now and i miss our carrying snuggles.

highlights this past week: alex's room is almost done! i washed his bedding, made some little name art, and got all of his clothes put away. i just need to do the chair rail in a couple of weeks, plus buy some additional baskets and curtains. then we should be all set! we got the last big thing as well, which was a second carseat. i feel much more equipped for his arrival.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

baby alex: 28 weeks

yay for the third trimester!

how far along: 28 weeks

how big is baby: the size of an eggplant (14.8 inches long and weighs 2 1/4 pounds)

weight gain / loss: starting weight was 142.4 lbs and i weighed 157.5 lbs at 26 weeks. this week i'm at 158 lbs, having only gained 0.5 lbs in the last two weeks. feeling good.

symptoms: seriously, somebody make the heartburn go away. and remind me never to eat a dark chocolate oatmeal granola bar ever again. that was a painful half hour last week.

cravings / aversions: i had a salmon craving last weekend so the hubs grilled us an awesome dinner that night. i'm craving fish more than other meats (boo mercury restrictions), and really am not in the mood for any meat on its own. i'm down for casseroles and pizza though! i've also had a slight addiction to cereal lately and have had that for dinner more times than i'd like to admit.

movement: baby alex has been kicking up a storm the past few days. i discovered he loves sonic cherry limeades. i thought he was going to break my rib after i drank it.

gender: i'm really warming up to having a little boy. it was so easy for me to envision being a mom to a girl because i knew i'd be good with one. i'll admit that it hasn't been easy picturing a little man in our lives. but every time i hang up a new outfit or wash a new blue blanket, it sinks in more and more.

belly button: awkward half in / half out stage

sleep: i wake up at least two or three times a night because i'm not comfortable, feel myself on my back and freak out, have to pee, or any other number of reasons. i miss the good ol' days.

what i'm looking forward to: my friend stephanie and her daughter celeste are going to come into town from houston in a few weeks and help me install the chair rail in alex and leila's rooms. i also have yet another sono tomorrow. not as much looking forward to the glucose test on friday.

what i miss: the days of no heartburn and abundant sleep. i haven't really felt pregnant this whole time, but now i feel it in the daily symptoms.

highlights this past week: my friend delilah came over and we painted alex's room this weekend. i also have the paint for leila's room and need to tackle that room next. we also bought alex's bedding, so i'm excited to see if all come together. here is his room before the paint and after the paint. we still have to add the chair rail. i love the blue already!