Tuesday, December 17, 2013

26 weeks and a Sumo Wrestler

At my latest doctor's appointment I was reminded of the size of my belly when it actually shocked the Nurse. 

I haven't gained too much weight but when she had me lay down to measure and feel my belly she was very much surprised. "That's hard as a rock! And alllll baby! She must have had one heck of a growth spurt since the last time you were here!"

She advised they will probably throw in another ultrasound just to make sure everything is going well. Any time I get to see my precious girl is a good thing to me so now I'm waiting to get that scheduled.

[[Belly pic to come!]]

How far along? 26 weeks, 1 day

Total weight gain: 13 pounds

Maternity clothes? Pants, yes. And i need more tops!

Sleep: is wonderful! 

Movement: Her rolls are becoming a lot more prominent. It's the best feeling in the world. I could lay still for HOURS just to feel her boop my belly over and over again!

Food cravings: dr pepper!

Gender: Baby GIRL :)

Baby is: 14.5 inches long, 2lbs and plumping up! She may be able to recognize mine and Daddy's voices now.

Best moment this week: So far just hearing her heartbeat and feeling her movements.

Looking forward to: Christmas!

Monday, December 16, 2013

All bellies are NOT created EQUAL

Older feller I work with asked me at our company Christmas party last night (while I was all dolled up and feeling fancy)- "When are you due?"

Me-"March 24th"

Older Feller- "Gah dang you're going to need a wheelbarrow to walk around by then!"

ANNNNNNNND KILL all confidence I had in my cute new dress.

Today another coworker says to me-"You're belly really has dropped! I don't think you'll make it to March the way you're growing!"

So those two conversations prompted me to go to Pinterest and search "26 weeks" and I immediately smiled. Bellies come in all shapes and sizes and I think they are all completely adorable! Mine is large. She is healthy. And if it turns out that I do, in fact, NEED a wheelbarrow, I'll ride along proudly :)

Friday, December 13, 2013

And her name is......

Almost to 26 weeks, guys!

Why is this going by so fast?

Baby girl has a name now! It's been a pretty common reaction for people to say "Huh?" or "What" when I tell them her name. It's a name I have had picked out for years! Husband just warmed up to it and said "that's fine" when it came down to making the final decision. Her name will be Evaleigh Ann. I have always loved Evaleigh. Ann was my dear Momma's middle name.

Evaleigh Ann. Although I'm not too keen on the spelling of Evaleigh yet. I have always written it as Evaley. I think it's more simple. But using "leigh" will cover a few more bases as far as naming her after loved ones :)

I've noticed a bit of a waddle when I walk now :)

 A sweet coworker made these for me because I loved them SO MUCH last time she made them! And don't be fooled-they are weight watchers brownies!

How far along? 25 weeks, 4 days!

Total weight gain: I'll find out on Monday when I go back to the doctor. I haven't been since November 14th!

Maternity clothes? Still wearing a combination of regular and maternity tops, but I'm wearing maternity leggings and pants...they are so much more comfortable. 

Sleep: Sleep is still coming very easy to me :) I don't think i require as much of it anymore, but I never turn down an opportunity for a snooze.

Movement: She goes through spurts of movement. A few days in a row she is a little monkey in there and then some days she just boops here and there. Early morning when I wake to use the restroom and lay back down I really enjoy the time I have to feel her move around. I feel like that's when she moves the most and I don't mind laying there awake and just soaking it all in.

Food cravings: Teriyaki Chicken and baked potato this week. On Wednesday I actually thought I might lose my mind if I didn't get to eat it!!

Gender: Baby GIRL :)

Baby is: the size of a zucchini, about 13 inches and almost 2 pounds!

Best moment this week: Two people at work randomly commenting on the same day about how much my belly has grown. I don't mind it at all! It means she is a growing girl!

Looking forward to: Buying some more maternity tops. Visiting with family over Christmas :)

Thursday, December 5, 2013

I'm NOT complaining.

  1. If you're fluffy like me, don't expect a bump right from the start.
  2. Heartburn is imminent.
  3. When you're crying and screaming and feel like the whole world is against you, you'll talk yourself into believing it's true and continue to cry until you're just too damn tired to do anything. The emotional roller coaster I have experienced has been one for the record books. From happy to crazy in 0.2 seconds is not something to be proud of. Sorry to anyone who has to experience this with me.
  4. Don't expect your husband to even remotely understand the meaning of you being exhausted....because they are "exhausted" too. (yeah but are YOU growing a tiny human? NO)
  5. Your eyesight will change and you'll feel like you're losing your eyesight all together. Don't panic, though, it's normal, right........???
  6. My excitement over the alleged growth spurt the boobs are supposed to get has dwindled down to nothing at all. They are still tiny boobs. Not any bigger.
  7. Dreams are very very intense.........
  8. Your hair will either fall out or grow awesome. Mine has grown so awesome that my roots are about 4 inches out. Tell me I'm sexy.
  9. If you got the baby glow, you lucky turd, you. I got told ONE time that I had a "glow" and I'm fairly certain it was because I bought new foundation that was "illuminated" so that your skin would be brighter. Fooled you, didn't I? To you others who got acne and backne ...I feel you. 
  10. Whether you don't need to tinkle while sitting down, you will as soon as you stand up, like bad, so much so that you may not be able to stand up straight.
  11. Drink water as often as you can...it actually helps everything.
  12. You won't crave anything good for you...unless you are just one of the lucky ones. Other wise it's anything from cake to Chinese food.
  13. No matter what, IT'S ALL GOING TO BE WORTH IT IN THE END :)


I wish time would just stand still at this exact point in my pregnancy.
She is moving so much more and I adore every second of it.

The swelling feet
the mood swings
the constant need to pee........

I absolutely don't want it to end. Of course I am excited to meet our baby girl, but at the same time it's a little bittersweet. As far as babies go, this will probably be my first and last. This will be Husband's second baby, and we will be set with having two girls to raise :)

24 weeks! I know all bumps aren't created equal but mine sure is large and in charge!
 I currently have an obsession with floral prints. And to mix a soft cheetah print with?? I found this sweet onsie for $3.99!! I had to have it :)

How far along? 24 weeks, 3 days

Total weight gain: 10 pounds as of the last appointment.....but I'm sure it's gone up since then!

Maternity clothes? I love them! I wish i had more! The pants are so comfortable and i am starting to want a bunch of maternity tops because they are a lot longer.

Sleep: Dare I say i don't think I require as much sleep as I had previously been needing?! It still comes easy as pie, but it's not such an overwhelming feeling anymore. 

Movement: LOTS! It's so exciting to feel her move around all day. In fact, I now know when she moves the most and how to lay to get her to move more. I cannot describe how happy it makes me when she "boops" me all the time. Daddy put his head on my tummy and she booped him three times! Absolutely precious!

Food cravings: Still loving a cold Dr. Pepper! I only have one a day, if that, but gosh i could be starving and the best part of my day would still be that first drink of an ice cold pop :)

Gender: Baby GIRL :)

Baby is: 13 1/2 inches long, weighing 1 1/2 pounds. Using her hands to explore new world of tactile sensations. 

Best moment this week:  Every time she moves. every.single.time! We are also pretty set on her name, which makes me happy and nervous all at the same time! It's such a big deal, you know?!

Looking forward to: Christmas with my family. 

Monday, November 18, 2013

22 weeks & Gender REVEAL!

I can't believe it's finally here!
The day we have been waiting for since we found out we were expecting!

 Big sister!

Although we were hoping for a boy, I couldn't be happier. My baby girl is healthy and perfect! I have always wanted a little girl and have had a name picked out since I can remember. My darling Husband is flexible but we aren't set on any one name just yet. 

How far along? 22 weeks 

Total weight gain: 10 pounds!

Maternity clothes? I love the maternity pants but i am still able to wear my normal shirts and tanks :)

Sleep: The intense need to nap has subsided quite a bit these last few weeks, but i could always take an afternoon nap if the opportunity arose :) I sleep well during the night, with the occasional restroom trip, but am able to go right back to sleep.

Movement: Mostly in the morning still. I feel like she is happiest in the morning and a few kicks in the evening. I like to wake up early on the weekends and sit on the couch indian style and just be still and feel her move around. 

Food cravings: Chinese food! I think that's mostly because no one ever wants to eat it with me. I also LOVE LOVE LOVE subway sandwiches.

Gender: BABY GIRL!!!

Baby is: the size of a banana squash 

Best moment this week:  Finally knowing our little blessing is a girl :) We also got to see her stretch and move a lot in the ultrasound. It was so beautiful to watch I wish we could have stayed in there all day!

Looking forward to: Feeling more movement, shopping for her nursery and clothes, and baby shower!

21 Weeks 4 days
 Her little leg and foot
 Had these little scratch cards made on Etsy
 Baby Girl's first onsies from her Grandma Holcomb

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

20 Weeks!

I'm 20 weeks this week and I'm loving every bit of it!

Last night I was in bed watching some Netflix with my hand on my belly and I felt the movement from the outside this time! I was so in awe! I wish I could have felt it over and over again! It was absolutely incredible :) Then Big Sister came and waited patiently for a feel and baby B gave her a little "boop" too. I have always read that the movement feels like flutters to most women, but to me it's best described as a "boop". Daddy got in on the action too! Boops for everyone!

How far along? 20 Weeks as of 11/04/13

Total weight gain: 4 lbs :)

Maternity clothes? Yes, please :) 

Sleep: I get tired often in the afternoon but nothing like it used to be. I sleep like a rock aside from the bathroom breaks I get up for throughout the night. But thankfully I am still able to go back to sleep. I hear the further along the harder sleep is to come by.

Movement: Baby B is booping here and there. Mostly in the mornings. It's such an awesome start to my day!

Food cravings: Right now it's the burn of a Dr. Pepper! I only have one a day or so, but it's currently what's always on my mind.

Gender: 8 days until we can have our ultrasound!

Baby is: the size of a banana! 

Best moment this week:  Big sister and Daddy being able to feel our sweet baby move!

Looking forward to: our appointment on November 14th to find out if we are having a boy or a girl. I feel like it's a girl but we are hoping for a boy!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Baby Doc

I am going to a clinic here in town and I'm not loving any part of it.
I feel so anxious about all of my appointments and I think that's because I am never sure what to expect .

I feel like they are just herding cattle!

Yesterdays appointment was frustrating to say the least.
When the initial appointment was set up they told me it was to review blood work and measure my belly.
The receptionist called at about 1:30 and asked if I could move my appointment up from 4:00 to 3:00 since I was the last appointment of the day. I said sure and just figured I would make up the extra time on my lunch break at work one day.

2:50 - Arrive at Doctor's office and it's packed.
3:33 - Seems like everyone has been called ahead of ME...even people who checked in AFTER me...
3:59 - Well.....I'm now very impatient
4:10 - FINALLY my name gets called! I get weighed (I've gained 4 pounds ), she takes my BP and then says the Nurse Practitioner will be right in to speak with me.
4:22- NP comes in and apologizes for the wait. She listens to the baby's heartbeat for all of 2 seconds and then says go get your blood work done at the lab.

Calling all pregnant people! Are my hormones getting the best of me or should i have gone postal?
I was sure carted right off to the payment plan lady without so much as a breath.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

17 Weeks-1st post

I am so excited to be having my first baby.
Lovingly referred to as "baby B"

I wanted to start this blog so I could document all the ups and downs of my pregnancy.

How far along? 17 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 3 lbs lost
Maternity clothes? I've purchased 1 pair of jeans and 3 shirts. And gracious they are so much more comfortable to wear than my normal clothes! 
Sleep: Any chance I get! 
Best moment this week: feeling my first flutter. 
Miss Anything? Nope
Movement: just began. Can only feel it on the inside right now.
Food cravings: Sausage biscuits from McDonald's with strawberry jelly!
Anything making you queasy or sick: No
Have you started to show yet: not really. I just look a lot more plump than normal
Gender Prediction: Dare I say Girl?! I want a boy so badly but i think it's a girl.....
Labor Signs: Not yet and hopefully not for a long while
Belly Button in or out? In.
Wedding rings on or off? On for now!
Happy or Moody most of the time: I am a basket case. My poor husband!
Looking forward to: Finding out the Gender!