Friday, December 5, 2014

Victoria Catherine

Our gorgeous daughter was born on Monday, 11/24/2014 at 1:41pm.

Birthstory will come later, as we are still adjusting to our new normal

Monday, November 10, 2014

the last two week wait EVER (well to date)

We will meet this precious bundle in 14 days. I am MORE than ready!

37 weeks

Total Weight Loss/Gain: +48lbs.

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: lower back pain, prodromal labor, generally uncomfortable

What I miss: lunch meat and sushi.

What I look forward to: meeting our sweet girl!

Moods: Generally good, a bit cranky

Milestones: She is just packing on the baby fat now! babycenter says she's the size of a watermelon :)

Medical concerns: None. No hematoma. No general concerns

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. :)