Monday, March 30, 2015

Week 38 Bumpdate

Bump Update

How far along? 38 weeks

Total weight gain: Up 37.6 lbs. :(
 
Maternity clothes: I’m wearing all maternity tops and pants.

Stretch marks: Unfortunately they have been there since I was younger seeing as though I have struggled with my weight all of my life. I do have a new vertical one on my belly now though.
    
Sleep: Sleeping isn't going very well. I don't have the hip pains anymore, but now I just have a hard time getting comfortable. I also wake up with numb fingers in the middle of the night now. Oh...and I'm peeing like 4 times a night again.

Best moment this week: I mentioned yesterday morning that he wasn't very active anymore and then he was very active the rest of the day. It made me smile. :)

Miss anything? Wine and feeling normal.
 
Food cravings: Sweet and salty snacks.
 
Anything making you queasy or sick? Nope.

Gender: BOY!!!!

Symptoms: I have varicose veins in my left leg and left side of my vulva. About a month ago I came home from work and my feet and ankles were VERY swollen. About two weeks ago my fingers started going numb in the middle of the night and I had a pain in my right wrist. Apparently you can get carpel tunnel when you are pregnant.
 
Belly button in or out: In

Wedding rings on or off: Off. I have been wearing the other ring that I wore on our wedding day in place of it. It is a pearl ring. :)

Happy or moody most of the time: I'm happy most of the time. :)
 
Looking forward to: Little man joining us in about 2 weeks!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Big Update Since I Haven't Posted in Over a Month

I'm sorry that I've been MIA for awhile. I feel like I missed so much exciting news lately. There are two special ladies, Kailey and Amanda, who are finally adopting their precious little bundles of joy and my birthday buddy, Amie, is expecting a little one after her first IVF cycle! I can't believe all of the wonderful in the infertility world! Congrats, ladies!!!

I've been so overwhelmed lately. These last two months have been super busy. This is what I have been up to:

1. My students threw me a baby shower in late February.

 2. We had our family/friends baby shower on March 1st.



 
  
  



 


3. Mike and I got jealous that Jordan's room looked nicer than ours, so we decided to order some new furniture and do a makeover on our room. We finally got rid of my grandma's 80's furniture and got some new pieces with a couple hand me down pieces from my future brother in law. The white pieces are the new ones that we got and the oak ones are from my future BIL.

 
 
 


 4. My co-workers threw me a baby shower on the 17th. Well, they did a joint baby shower for me and Tracy (she works in our building in the morning). I went to college with her sister (who also works at the same school) and her husband is really good friends with my husband's best friend, so I was excited to share a baby shower with her. They are due with a girl on May 8th!


 5. We did a maternity photo shoot with my father last weekend. 



 





 
 

 


 


Other than that I've been slowly working in Jordan's room to get it in order. I am at 37 weeks on Monday, so I am at weekly appointments with the doctor. I feel like I am rapidly gaining weight all of the sudden. I am hoping that it falls right off after Jordan gets here. I'm thinking that Jordan is head down now. I don't feel him on my left and right side like I did for the longest time. The spots I'm feeling him in is more centralized on my body. Plus, yesterday my sides looked less wide and my belly looked like it was sticking out more. My doctor said that she doesn't want him head down until 38 weeks, but we are close enough. I have been measuring a week ahead lately. So, my guess is that I'll be measuring at 38 weeks at my appointment on Monday.

I've been slacking with weekly pictures. The last time I posted any was at 30 weeks and I did the next 4 weeks (but didn't post them here) and then I stopped. I'll try to get an updated one tomorrow, but here are the ones that I missed:

 



I can't believe that he'll be here in about 3 short weeks. I am starting to get really nervous. I am terribly frightened of contractions. Speaking of that, I need to pack the hospital bag soon. I meant to do that weeks ago, but between house projects and work, it has just not happened.

Have a happy weekend, everyone! Spring break is in one week! I look forward to being off and getting a lot done around the house! I also need to get back on here and catch up on blogs!