28 Weeks~ 3rd Trimester has arrived!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

How far along? 28 weeks


Due Date: August 11, 2012

Total weight gain: Up 9 1/2 pounds total

Maternity Clothes: Still just getting by with the 2 pairs of pants I've had forever 
Stretch marks? Nope, Thank ya Lord! I'm getting to the home stretch now so I'm really hoping I can make it through without them.

Sleep: Starting to wake up more through the night either because I have to pee or because some nights my hips hurt. One night this week, I woke up at 2am and never went back to sleep. Maybe my mind and body are preparing me for what life will be like once the baby gets here.
Best moment this week: Definitely Caroline's baby shower today! I got to see so many people who are important in my life and will be important to hers as well. Knowing that all of these people already love Caroline and have never met her and it's so very humbling. My cup runneth over :)

 
Miss Anything? There are nights I'm creawling into bed that I want to lay on my tummy soooo bad I can't stand it! Who would have thought I'd miss that more than pretty much anything else? haha
Movement: She has been SUCH a wiggleworm this past week. I think she must move most when I sleep because the night I woke up at 2, she moved from then until abotu 8am non-stop. No wonder I think she doesn't move much, I'm always knocked out when she is! haha

 
Food cravings: Nothing in particular. I made the most amazing banana pudding this week though and it hit the spot!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Apparently, nail polish fumes 

Gender: Baby Girl, Caroline Leeann

Symptoms: Belly button is popping out, along with my belly itself obviously, had a dizzy spell this week, too while I was getting a pedicure. 

 
Belly Button: Won't be long now, I don't think. The top is totally out. Not sure if the bottom will be able to pop out or not from the appendicitis stitches I have in the back of it.  

Rings: Still on and fitting like they always have

Happy or Moody: One happy, humbled and blessed mama :)

Best Moment this Week: My sister and mom put on the dawg today at our baby shower! We had a great turnout with some amazing people in attendance. There was amazing food and fellowship and I wish I could spend time with those people every weekend like I got to today! I can't wait for this baby to see how loved she is! Her daddy brought in a very special gift as well, he made her a cradle! I'll be sure to post pictures of his handywork once they are downloaded.  
Looking forward to: Beach Baby! Heading to Charleston and the beach this week for Caroline's first vacation with the family:)

Coming Home Outfit!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

It's just too cute for words! I'll be ordering it in pink and gray, too, but this is one of a few options for her coming home outfit!

27 Weeks

Monday, May 14, 2012



How far along? 27 weeks


Due Date: August 11, 2012

Total weight gain: Up 9 1/2pounds total

Maternity Clothes: It's my goal to get by wtih just the 2 pairs of pants that I've bought, plus gotta get some shorts for our beach trip. Other than that I don't want to waste money on clothes I can only wear for 2 months

Stretch marks? No

Sleep: I've been so blessed to have continued sleeping great. Some mornings I wake up and my hips ache a little bit, but most days I work out, I don't have it as bad. I'm sure it'll only get worse over the next couple weeks.

Best moment this week: Celebrating my first Mother's Day :) At least, soon-tobe Mother's Day. My husband got me the sweetest card and Shari's Berries that I've been dropping hints for for the past few weeks.

Miss Anything? A flat tummy but I'll get it back soon enough and in the mean time, it's sort of fun not having to worry about your belly hanging out.

Movement: She seems to only move when no ones around to feel her doing it. Her daddy has still onyl felt her once and my nieces spent the night just to feel her kick around, but she didn't move a bit that night!

Food cravings: Nothing really this week. I have the dreaded sugar test in a little over a week, so I'm making a real effort to lay off any sweets I've been eating lately.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope, not a thing.

Gender: Baby Girl, Caroline Leeann

Symptoms: My tummy is starting to itch a little bit on the sides, I guess from where it just keeps growing. My appetite is still normal most days and my energy level is great as long as I do some sort of exercise every day.


Belly Button: Won't be long now, I don't think. The top is totally out. Not sure if the bottom will be able to pop out or not from the appendicitis stitches I have in the back of it.  

Rings: Still on and fitting like they always have

Happy or Moody: One happy mama :)

Pregnancy Pet Peeve: People who have had kids and insist on saying "oh you just wait," in response to anything positive. Like if I say I don't feel uncomfortable or anything about feeling good, they give you THE LOOK and just can't resist it..."Oh, you just wait." Well, every pregnancy and woman is different, so I guess I will just wait and see if they were right. Most people are really encouraging but there's one in every crowd.

Best Moment this Week:  It's a very good thing I have a sense of humor....I was getting dressed for church Sunday and my youngest niece was looking at my dress, which was houndstooth print. She said, "Nena, that dress is awesome!!! It looks like a cow!" Her sincere excitement made it impossible for me not to wear my cow dress haha. I laughed so hard. Just what every pregnant chick wants to hear about the outfit she's getting ready to put on!

Looking forward to: My baby girl has her shower this coming Sunday compliments of my sister :) I can't wait to see everyone! I know most of my out of town friends won't be able to make it in since it's such a busy time of year for everyone, but I hope most of my sweet friends can make it!



My first Mama's Day gift...Shari's Berries!!! Of course, it's not like I was subtle about the fact that I wanted them ;) They are pretty awesome though!



Aaaaannnnnd, I give you...the "awesome cow dress". And our first family portrait on Mother's Day :)

26 Weeks

Monday, May 7, 2012

  Her size this week is the base of the pineapple, not the stem. She won't be the whole pineapple till about 32-33 weeks

How far along? 26 weeks

Due Date: August 11, 2012

Total weight gain: Up 9 pounds total

Maternity Clothes: I managed to squeeze into 2 dresses this week with zippers, but it's probably mostly stretch fabrics from here till August for this chick.

Stretch marks? No

Sleep: Great...the more the better! haha

Best moment this week: Getting new stretchy maxi dresses in the mail :) And the most AMAZING lace waist pants from Victoria's Secret...seriously, every pregnant woman needs them!


Miss Anything? My clothes that don't fit right now:( I have some of the cutest summer dresses that will not be coming out of the closet this summer...Luckily The Blue Door keeps me feeling better by finding great long dresses for during and after baby. And I'll miss sleeping on my tummy until I can do it again, but it's a small price to pay.

Movement: Her kicks are starting to have a little more oomph to them when she decides to start moving around. She's doing more throughout the day than she has been now, at least anytime I sit still she does.

Food cravings: Ice cream would be at the top of my list.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope, not a thing.

Gender: Baby Girl, Caroline Leeann

Symptoms: Besides a growing belly that seems to be getting bigger by the minute, I don't experience a whole lot of other symptoms. At least none yet that are prominent enough for me to notice.

Belly Button: Heading out for sure. The top half is out and the bottom half is still in.

Rings: Still on

Happy or Moody: One happy mama...

Pregnancy Pet Peeve:  I don't really have one this week. They seem to strike me the more time I spend in public though haha 

Looking forward to: My shower is coming up in two weeks that my mom and sister are having for me. I can't wait to see all my friends and family that will be coming in for it :)