Sunday, June 24, 2012

35 weeks.. so fun!

How far along? 35 weeks
Total weight gain: 25 pounds
Maternity clothes? yep!
Stretch marks? nope!
Sleep: getting harder and harder to get comfortable. but once i finally do fall asleep, i'm gone.
Best moment this week: my friend baby shower yesterday was wonderful. i have the best friends :)

Miss Anything? just being comfortable ;) but it'll all be worth it, once this little stinker gets here.
Movement: pretty much all the time. especially when i lie down, listen to music, or am in the car.
Food cravings: burgers. mike slaked that craving for me last night & my dad will slake it again for me tonight... delish! :)
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope. haven't been eating too much lately... i'm not hungry as often. always thirsty, though.

Labor Signs: nope! lots of round ligament pain, which feels like short & intense charlie horses. a little cramping, but i think i've only felt a couple of braxton hicks. nothing too bad.
Symptoms: same ol' same ol'.
Belly Button in or out? haha, a little of both. nick likes to tease me about it now, because it's my one insecurity about my bloated body. luckily it's always covered up ;)
Wedding ring on or off? on.

Happy or Moody most of the time: happy!
Looking forward to: just getting stuff done! i've been working 8 hours every day, with a two hour commute. plus our car has been in the shop three times in the past week. this week we'll get it back (knock on wood) & i'm back to working part-time so i can actually get stuff done. huzzah!

also, i've already written & addressed all my thank you cards from both showers (just need to buy stamps & mail them) AND addressed all the envelopes for when we send out birth announcements. 

you have my permission to be impressed now :)

this week's goals: mail the cards. wash and hang/fold all of gray's clothes. buy a diaper bag & car seat. sew a crib skirt & valence. the last one freaks me out, but he's a baby, so he'll never know that they suck ;)

and i WILL post photos this week. i have a ton on my camera, i just need to transfer them all to the computer. that will be today's activity.

OH! and nick and i got callings in our new ward (new, as in, it didn't exist until a week ago when it was first formed). nick is assistant ward mission leader & i am the secretary in the relief society presidency. they're giving me an assistant (funny!), to take over for a few weeks after gray is born. so thoughtful! wish us luck!!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

34 weeks

How far along? 34 weeks
Total weight gain: 25 pounds... (sigh)
Maternity clothes? again, just skirts and pants. i have a couple of maternity shirts, but a lot of my normal shirts still work :)
Stretch marks? not yet! come on body, you can DO this.
Sleep: oh man, as long as i don't have to turn over i'm fine. i wake up a million times at night, but i fall right back asleep because i'm always tired. nick makes fun of me, because i'm asleep so fast lately.
Best moment this week: my baby shower on saturday was wonderful... g-skillet is spoiled rotten! working 8-10 hours every day, not so great :P money, though..

Miss Anything? being able to put on shoes without holding my breath, haha. not having heartburn when i eat anything. but loving my baby anyway :)
Movement: oh man, i think he's trying to escape. my stomach moves SO much, and he's pushing and kicking so hard now it hurts sometimes.
Food cravings: fruit.
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope. just don't have much of an appetite lately. it comes and goes. must be the constant heartburn.

Labor Signs: not yet, just lots of pms-y cramping. not sure what that's all about.
Symptoms: same old giant pregnant lady stuff. and cramping. and tired :)
Belly Button in or out? eh, it's in, but the top of it is flipped out now. it's definitely bizarre looking... kind of freaks me out.
Wedding ring on or off? on.

Happy or Moody most of the time: happy!
Looking forward to: my friend baby shower this saturday :) i have the best friends, i'm excited to be social again! and hopefully getting some sleep!! i've been working crazy hours on a project at work this week... i'm pretty sure i could sleep for twenty-four hours straight.

i will post photos this weekend.... two baby showers, a cute nursery-in-progress, etc.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

33 weeks

How far along? 33 weeks
Total weight gain: 24 lbs... yuck! i need to stop posting this.
Maternity clothes? oh yes!
Stretch marks? not yet
Sleep: really good. mostly because i'm so exhausted all the time. i still wake up a lot, but i sleep well in between.
Best moment this week: going to snowbird for our anniversary. it was nice to just get away and spend time w/ my best friend.

Miss Anything? bending over :)
Movement: alllll the time. especially hiccups lately. so funny!
Food cravings: nope, note lately.
Anything making you queasy or sick: just been sick feeling in general. not sure why, but i haven't had much of an appetite.

Labor Signs: not yet!
Symptoms: heartburn, not able to move much. same ol' same ol'
Belly Button in or out? still hanging onto "in"
Wedding ring on or off? on.

Happy or Moody most of the time: happy!
Looking forward to: my family baby shower this weekend... it'll be nice just to see family that i haven't seen in a long time, and probably won't see again for a while :) we've been getting a lot done, but we've been kind of hermit-ish. it'll be nice to get out!

Friday, June 8, 2012

thoughts on being pregnant

some of my observations as of late on things that are different when you're pregnant (besides the obvious)... (and when i say "you" i mean "i" :D)

none of these are meant to be angry or anything, by the way. i'm genuinely amused by all these thoughts!

you congratulate yourself when you only had to get up once or twice in the middle of the night to pee.

you feel especially gluttonous and large, sitting on the couch eating oreos. even though you did it before. now you're big.

you also feel judged when you buy said junk food at the grocery store. ;) or at least much more conspicuous.

it's suddenly perfectly acceptable for people to start commenting on your weight, figure, size, shape, etc. 

it's also acceptable for everyone to come touch your stomach, like it's some sort of cute little puppy. a round puppy. with no fur. on your abdomen. gross.

you find yourself getting distracted by the crazy gymnastics that must be going on in your stomach. (i caught myself sitting at work today, just gazing down at my stomach in a kind of awed disgust as it jumped around of it's own accord).

it's okay to talk about all sorts of gross stuff. because suddenly nothing is gross. probably because in reality it's all gross.

no one lets you lift ANYthing. ever. or you'll have the baby, right there on the spot.

you have an excuse for everything. it's wonderful.

everyone asks you how the baby is doing. how do you answer this? "well, i'm pretty sure he's doing well. still can't hear him speak or cry or anything. he kicks a lot. i'm just going to assume that means he's doing well!"

and my most recent favorite: having to clench your legs together every time you sneeze ;) whew, always scares me!

Monday, June 4, 2012

32 weeks

How far along? 32 weeks
Total weight gain: 22 lbs
Maternity clothes? yup. lots of skirts & then yoga pants and basketball shorts when i'm home :)
Stretch marks? not yet
Sleep: good until last night. allergies + asthma + baby squishing my lungs + broken a/c + really loud fan.. haha.. not a good night sleep for either of us.
Best moment this week: 
nick's face yesterday in sacrament meeting. i was looking down at my stomach and told him gray was going crazy. he looked down just in time to see gray ripple across my stomach. totally freaked him out... we both started laughing really hard, but had to be quiet since it was sacrament. we're not very reverent :)
Miss Anything? the air conditioning :) i'm scantily clad (gross, huh?) and carrying a glass of crushed ice around the house with me. 
Movement: yeah, he's been going crazy lately. especially late at night... uh-oh!
Food cravings: just food in general :) fruit, especially, and anything salty.
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope!

Labor Signs: not yet!
Symptoms: really intense allergies, heart burn and lack of movement :) so pretty much the norm, right?
Belly Button in or out? it's not sure. the top of it has flipped out, the rest of it is in. just a matter of time until it's completely gone.
Wedding ring on or off? on.

Happy or Moody most of the time: happy, but hot :)
Looking forward to: celebrating our 3 year anniversary on saturday. technically it's on monday, but we both work on monday, so we're taking all day saturday to ourselves. probably the last saturday to ourselves we will have... for a while! :)

we are almost done with gray's room.. just doing some touch-up painting & nick has to finish fixing the ceiling. then we're assembling the crib and making it look like a baby's room. yay! photos to come :)