Thursday, August 29, 2013

38 Weeks

How far along? 38 weeks
Total weight gain: 42 lbs
Maternity clothes? occasionally, but still wearing bigger-sized regular clothes too!
Sleep: Up every 2 hours to pee
Food cravings: I am craving...FOOD. (and still packing on the pounds!)
Anything making you queasy or sick: There are mushrooms in my fridge and I still don't want them 
Miss anything? Hmm. Being able to bend over and tie my shoes without grunting, putting on pants without falling over, regular clothes, coffee, "The Wreck" from Potbelly's, beer & margaritas, NOT having my thighs rub together. But OBVIOUSLY this is all worth it for this little baby girl and I wouldn't change a thing!
Gender: Baby girl
Labor signs: Braxton Hicks contractions but that's it?!
Have you started to show? Psssh. No. DUH.
Symptoms: Back pain here & there. Nothing to complain about though. I have been so blessed with an easy pregnancy.
Belly Button in or out? Pretty much an outie now. But just barely.
Wedding rings on or off? Off. These chubby fingers said "NO" a long time ago.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy but goodness am I irritable and snap on my poor husband. 
Best Moment this week? Hearing that baby is about 6-7 oz and I am not going to have a 13 lb baby. Seriously. This was a fear of mine. For my lady-parts sake.
Looking forward to anything? Meeting this little girl?! My heart can't stand the excitement. 

Emmah Elizabeth, we are counting down the days!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

36 Weeks

How far along? 36 weeks
Total weight gain: 36 lbs. Here's to eating ice cream every night! And not working out for 9 months ;) 
Maternity clothes? Yes indeed.
Sleep: Eh, I get a few hours each night? But I am napping like a pro!
Food cravings: No cravings, just hungry. All. The. Time.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Still haven't eaten mushrooms
Miss anything? Downing cups of coffee on the days I feel I need it
Gender: Baby Girl
Labor signs: Braxton Hicks, wahoo!
Have you started to show? There's no denying being pregnant at this point
Symptoms: HEART-to-the-BURN. frequent bathroom trips, tired & lazy, feeling like absolutely everything is a sign of labor... 
Belly Button in or out? Right in-between, not out or in.
Wedding rings on or off? off 
Happy or Moody most of the time: HAPPY 
Best Moment this week?  Hearing at my 36 week appointment that all the braxton hicks contractions I have been having are a good sign and hopefully I won't go past my due date...weeeeeeeee!
Looking forward to anything? Meeting our little Emmah Elizabeth!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

A Day in Pictures...

Thankfully, Mike & I both had a day off together, so we spent the afternoon in the city at the beach, zoo and pier! 

Here is our day in pictures...

35 week baby bump at the beach!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Nursery Sneak Peek

We painted the nursery on Friday!

Here is a sneak peek...

I am finishing up on some details and then I will share the final product


Thursday, August 1, 2013

My Pregnancy Must-Haves

1. Motherhood Maternity leggings
These babies are AHHH-MAZING. As soon as I tried them on in the store, I felt like I was whisked away to pregnancy heaven, where being comfortable is of most importance . Really, they blew my mind. You can dress them up or down and work out in them too! And they are black, so they make everything look thinner. What pregnant lady doesn't want that? I bought them early in my pregnancy too, so if you just found out you are pregnant... seriously, go get some. (I probably won't go back to regular leggings after I have the baby, they are that comfortable) Are you convinced?
2. Preggie drops & pops
My experience with morning sickness wasn't too bad, but I was nauseous for about 3 weeks straight, 24/7. These are like candy, for nauseous, pregnant ladies. Anytime I felt queasy, I'd suck on one. My hubby ordered them from amazon but we later found out that they sell them at Motherhood Maternity too!

3. Prenatal vitamins
These are great. I tried a generic brand from Walgreens, but then someone told me that your prenatal vitamin could be making your nausea worse, and since I was pretty nauseous,  I decided to try something different. And it worked! I got them at Whole Foods.

4. This Bra
Well it's not secret that your ta-ta's get a little larger when you are pregnant, and everyone's change is different. I went from a size medium sports bra to a LARGE ... XXL!! Yeahhhh about that. Obviously none of my bras fit and I was forced to buy new ones. There was no way that I was going to buy a huge unpadded, granny bra (no offense, I'm just not a granny yet) and underwire was certainly out of the question because comfort is key when pregnant. Luckily, I found this bra at Target and it has all the things I currently need in a bra! Padding (so the girls weren't just flopping around in boob bags), no underwire, no clasps and guess what?! The straps can be worn under your arms so it can be worn as a strapless bra! Score. I wear it with strapless dresses and have no mishaps.  This bra is a pregnancy life saver for me and my current situation tig ol' bitties...

5. Tea Tree Oil Moisturizer
If you have any sort of skin problems, I believe this moisturizer is for you. I don't know what happened but when I hit 21 my skin went crazy. Nothing had worked for my skin except for medication (and you can't take that when you are pregnant). Thankfully I found this product and what-do-you-know? It is safe for pregnancy! It has no salicylic acid, no benzoyl peroxide, nothing harmful! I started using it a few months before I got pregnant and it has worked wonders.

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6. Extra pillows
Instead of splurging on a pregnancy pillow, I just use a few of our extra pillows to put in-between my knees or for support behind my back.

7. Water bottle
For me, a water bottle is a must. If I don't have a water bottle, I  lose track of how much water I drink and not drink nearly enough water. When I have my water bottle, I know I need to fill it up 2-3 times a day to make sure I am drinking plenty of fluids.

8. Palmer's Cocoa Butter lotion for stretch marks
I don't know if this is the reason for no stretch marks so far, but something is working. And it smells great!