Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Final Countdown

33 days until she's here, unless she decides to come early. Which is totally possible since I seem to have lost my mucus plug already. Next visit will be my one and only dilation check before surgery, and group b strep test. With my mucus plug gone Dr. M feels this may move things along and to not be surprised if Baby Girl wants to pic her own birthday. I don't mind. I'm ready to meet her, I just want her to be healthy when she does decide to come. So if you're listening baby girl. Come when you're ready. We're all excited to meet you!


34 weeks

Total Weight Loss/Gain: +46lbs. I gained 3 more lbs.....ugh

Maternity Clothes: Yes, everyone notices the bump before me these days

Stretch marks: I think I've added a couple more! :(

Sleep: More please.

Movement: LOTS & LOTS and I'm loving it!

Cravings/Aversions: craving SALT!!! and fresh fruit and mac n cheese, aversions to some meat & Pizza

Gender: Baby Girl :)

Symptoms: Sleepy, leaking breasts, swollen feet and hands, a bit grouchy

What I miss: lunch meat and sushi.

What I look forward to: being off of work, I'm puffy and nothing fits

Moods: Generally good, a bit cranky

Milestones: She is just packing on the baby fat now! Her lungs are almost fully mature.

Medical concerns: None. No hematoma. No general concerns. :)

Friday, October 17, 2014

33 weeks (37 days to go!)

33 WEEKS

Total Weight Loss/Gain: +43lbs, no weight gain in 3 weeks (I weighed myself the other day)

Maternity Clothes: Yes, everyone notices the bump before me these days

Stretch marks: I think I've added a couple more! :(

Sleep: More please.

Movement: LOTS & LOTS and I'm loving it!

Cravings/Aversions: craving SALT!!! and fresh fruit and mac n cheese, aversions to some meat & Pizza

Gender: Baby Girl :)

Symptoms: Sleepy, leaking breasts, swollen feet and hands, a bit grouchy

What I miss: lunch meat and sushi.

What I look forward to: being off of work, I'm puffy and nothing fits

Moods: Generally good, a bit cranky

Milestones: In a couple days, if I was to go into labor it would not be stopped.

Medical concerns: None. No hematoma. No general concerns. :)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

47 days to go!

And I am so not ready yet! I still feel like we have so much to do! The crib is not together, I haven't even thought about my hospital bag. We have started getting her room together. This weekend we plan to work hard on her room :)

32 WEEKS

Total Weight Loss/Gain: +43lbs, no weight gain in 2 weeks. Hooray!

Maternity Clothes: Yes, everyone notices the bump before me these days

Stretch marks: I think I've added a couple more! :(

Sleep: More please.

Movement: LOTS & LOTS and I'm loving it!

Cravings/Aversions: SALT!!! and fresh fruit, aversions to some meat

Gender: Baby Girl :)

Symptoms: Sleepy, sensitive breasts, round ligament pain, emotional, Heartburn

What I miss: lunch meat and sushi.

What I look forward to: being off of work, I'm puffy and nothing fits

Moods: Generally good, a bit cranky

Milestones: We have reached 8 months pregnant :)

Medical concerns: None. No hematoma. No general concerns. :)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

On gaining weight

In 4 weeks I've gained another 10 pounds. UGH. I have no idea how. My eating habits have not changed. Good news is I rocked the glucose test, and my blood pressure is superb. Bad new is even my maternity clothes are feeling a bit tight. Less than 9 weeks to go until we meet her.

In other news I've been feeling small contractions this week. Which I guess is totally the norm. My fundus is measuring 2 weeks ahead at 32 weeks (makes sense with the weight gain)Back in 2 weeks for a growth ultrasound and another weight check...


30 WEEKS

Total Weight Loss/Gain: +43lbs (whatever, it is what it is)

Maternity Clothes: Yes, everyone notices the bump before me these days

Stretch marks: I think I've added a couple more! :(

Sleep: More please.

Movement: LOTS & LOTS and I'm loving it!

Cravings/Aversions: SALT!!! and fresh fruit, aversions to some meat

Gender: Baby Girl :)

Symptoms: Sleepy, sensitive breasts, round ligament pain, emotional, Heartburn

What I miss: lunch meat and sushi.

What I look forward to: our ultrasound on the 7th

Moods: Generally good, a bit cranky

Milestones: 3rd trimester!

Medical concerns: None. No hematoma. No general concerns. :)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Counting Down!

9 weeks 4 days, or 67 days until our sweet girl makes her debut! (unless she decides to come early!)

Callie has been sharing her baby sister's name with everyone, although I am still hesitant about announcing it to the world via social media. Our close friends and family, and some work people know her name. I love it. Of course, Steve chose, AGAIN. I guess I don't get to name my children. LOL!

The third trimester hasn't been my favorite so far. I feel super complainy, but I'm just downright exhausted. And puffy. And uncomfortable. And frustrated I can't do things that I just did 2 weeks ago. And it's SO much harder to feel this way with a toddler at home.

29 WEEKS

Total Weight Loss/Gain: +33lbs (whatever, it is what it is)

Maternity Clothes: Yes, everyone notices the bump before me these days

Stretch marks: I think I've added a couple more! :(

Sleep: More please.

Movement: LOTS & LOTS and I'm loving it!

Cravings/Aversions: SALT!!! and fresh fruit, aversions to some meat

Gender: Baby Girl :)

Symptoms: Sleepy, sensitive breasts, round ligament pain, emotional, Heartburn

What I miss: lunch meat and sushi.

What I look forward to: my OB appt next week, and our ultrasound on the 7th

Moods: Generally good, a bit cranky

Milestones: 3rd trimester!

Medical concerns: None. No hematoma. No general concerns. :)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

All About Callie, at age 2



What can I say? She is such a joy! She is inquisitive, and bright. She is so much fun, and much smarter than I think. She can name most colors, primary and including pink and purple. She LOVES the water, being on it, being in it, the bath. "Daddy's Boat" is one of her favorite topics. She also is obsessed with school buses, and dinosaurs.

Her giggles crack you up. At this point she is showing her own signs of affection randomly without prompts. Kisses, hugs, I love yous. I'm soaking it up.

We recently took her to the dairy farm and she loved it. Especially the ice cream at the end!



Her favorite place to visit is "Grandma's Beach" she loves playing in the sand, jumping in the waves, she loves that Grandma always has a bowl of "toe-tay-dos" since they are her favorite snack. She's loved tomatoes since the womb!



We are in potty training mode, although there have been bumps. She is not willing to slow down long enough to tell us when she has to go. She also does not mind being wet or stinky, AT ALL! Every time we put her on the potty, however, she goes. And if you catch her "poop face" she will go #2 on the potty as well.

Her favorite thing to do outside besides go to the playground is to play her "baseball game" or jump in puddles. Wherever she is going these days, she seems to be jumping there. She also has quite the throwing arm! Steve thinks she's going to be quite the ball player. I can't wait for her to be old enough for tee ball next year!



There are hurdles though. We can't seem to drop the pacy. She is SO attached. We tried one night and after 3 hours of crying we gave in. We haven't been brave enough to try again. She is a whiner in the mornings. She likes to whine/cry before she'll just ask nicely. Which I know is part of the age. She hasn't learned patience yet, AT ALL. But we are constantly working on it. We pick our battles.

She adores her daddy. The smile on her face when she sees him is wonderful to witness. If she notices his truck in the driveway she gets super excited "Daddy's home! Daddy's home! C'mon Mom, lets go!" (Let me just add, this whole MOM thing makes me sad, where did Mommy go? She's only 2!!!)

She is very polite. She will ask please, say thank you, say excuse me. I'm glad we've taught her manners so well, people compliment us all the time about it.

We are working on our meal time prayer. She doesn't like to do it at home, but never fights it at school. And her sign of the cross is super cute and hilariously wrong. She'll get there. Papa would be so proud!



My silly little love bug! I can't wait to see what the future has in store. How she adapts to being a big sister. What kind of person she'll be. I can't even imagine loving someone more than her, and now I'll get to expand my love to two wonderful little girls!


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Welcome to the 3rd trimester

Can you say HOLY CRAP!!!???!!!?? Like I have 12 weeks left until this little girl makes her debut! WOAH!

This pregnancy has flown by, and now we are rounding out to the last few months.

Baby girl's entrance is scheduled for 11/24/14. Unless she decides to come earlier (Stay in there cooking baby!)

I am really hoping this date sticks for a few reasons

1. It is a Monday :) Steve, Callie and I were all born on Mondays
2. There is a 4 in the date. Steve and I are both the 4th and Callie is the 14th.
3. I'm a huge nerd!

Because we are doing a repeat c-section, why not plan it. And it just happens to work out that I'll be 39 weeks on the day, so perfect timing.

My last day of work is planned for Halloween. Then I'll have 3 weeks to rest up and get the finishing touches ready for her arrival.

In Callie news, she is just growing in leaps and bounds. At 2 years and 3 months, she can count to 15, name most colors, sing songs, speak full sentences, understand 3 part directions. She is independent and deserves a blog all about her. I am thrilled to be raising this sweet, precocious little girl. She will be an awesome big sister! I am so excited to see how their relationship thrives.



27 WEEKS

Total Weight Loss/Gain: +29lbs at my ob appt last week (too much! Oh wells)

Maternity Clothes: Yes, the bump hath arrived

Stretch marks: Just the ones from Callie

Sleep: More please.

Movement: LOTS & LOTS and I'm loving it!

Cravings/Aversions: Morning sickness!! AGAIN??? SALT!!! and fresh fruit, aversions to some meat

Gender: Baby Girl :)

Symptoms: Sleepy, sensitive breasts, round ligament pain, emotional, Heartburn

What I miss: lunch meat and sushi.

What I look forward to: our ultrasound October 7th

Moods: Generally good, a bit cranky

Milestones: 3rd trimester

Medical concerns: None. No hematoma. No general concerns. :)