Thursday, August 29, 2013

Baby W: 35 Weeks

Total weight gain:   Not sure, but it sure feels like 75 45 lbs. [arms, face, thunder thighs. don't fool yourself and say it's all baby.]
Maternity clothes:  Yep, maternity clothes and Larges. Oh joy.
Stretch marks:  Not yet, but all the cellulite you could imagine.
Sleep:  Sleeping well for the most part, but more tired during the day than I have been in recent weeks.
Best moment this week:  Getting more work done in the nursery, so it's starting to come together. The lamp is your first sneak-peek!
Miss anything?:  A good pedi and glass of wine
Movement:  Butt-scootin' and some soccer star kicks going on in there, but no room to really flip around. 
Food cravings:  Anything. Everything. I can't eat a lot at once, but I have the munchies all the time.
Anything make you queasy or sick?:  Nope

Aches and pains:  My awesomely swollen feet get pretty sore, so I'm rockin' the Ted hose pretty frequently.
Starting to show yet?:  Don't be silly.
Gender prediction:  I'm still feeling that it's a boy, but I really don't know! 
Labor signs:  Occasional Braxton-Hicks contractions, but nothing real.
Belly button in or out?:   Mostly flat, and weirdly almost looking bruised. What's that about?
Wedding rings on or off?:  My faker is still on, but sad story-- my shiny, beautiful ring came back from Borsheim's this week and it doesn't fit :( Perhaps it's the 75 45 pounds and lots of swelling? Really excited to wear it again!
Happy or Moody most of the time?:   Happy
Most looking forward to: Meeting our little buddy! And having my family come visit in 2 1/2 weeks!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Baby W: 34 Weeks

Total weight gain:   40 pounds [let's hope this number doesn't much higher]
Maternity clothes:  Mostly wearing large [ugh] shirts, shorts and yoga pants. When I venture into public, I'll sport the handful of maternity items I do have. Most of which have been shrinking each week [do we have super hot water here, or what?!] Not planning to buy anything more - we're in the homestretch!
Stretch marks:  Nope
Sleep:  I'm sleeping pretty well, but I need like 8-10 hours a night to really feel rested. It's a good thing I'm not working right now :)
Best moment this week:  Over the weekend, Mike and I [ok, mostly mike] put together most of the nursery furniture, so I've been getting things setup this week. We're finally getting somewhere! Because Mike is working so much to get ready for hockey season, it was great spending some time with him over the weekend.
Miss anything?:  My regular clothes! 
Movement:  I get a butt and feet moving across the top of my belly many times a day, but there's not enough room in there to do flips anymore! And the nightly hiccups continue, which is kind of amusing. 
Food cravings:  Dessert. Trying to hold back.
Anything make you queasy or sick?:  Nope

Aches and pains:  Overall achy, mostly at the end of the day.
Starting to show yet?:  Does a blimp 'show'?
Gender prediction:  No news here. Still a mystery!
Labor signs:  I have a little contraction here or there, mostly with a full bladder or after a walk. But nothing that persists or hurts too badly.
Belly button in or out?:   Still mostly flat with one little spot that pokes out sometimes.
Wedding rings on or off?:  My faker is still on, and my real ring is [finally] on its way back to me after being fixed. It's gonna be so shiny! But I hope it fits... fingers crossed! I have a feeling my fingers might be a little to swollen right now though :(
Happy or Moody most of the time?:   Happy [even mike noticed!]
Most looking forward to:  Lots of things! Weekly doctor appointments start next week, which means baby time is approaching. Getting excited to have the house all situated, meet the little one, and see my family!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Baby W: 33 Weeks

Total weight gain:   38 pounds - that's right, down 2 from last week! [wahoo!]
Maternity clothes:  Only fitting into my maternity pants and large shirts/shorts these days. 
Stretch marks:  Still none [yay!]
Sleep:  Despite waking up to flip over and potty breaks, I'm sleeping well. Better than I will be in two months, so I'm soakin' it up.
Best moment this week:  I've been exploring State College and getting to know my way around. I met some of Mike's work peeps and even maybe made a friend or two :) And today we went to the Amish Farmer's Market... might be my new favorite thing!
Miss anything?:  Not really; I'm pretty content for right now.
Movement:  Oh yes. Mostly moving and stretching in there - maybe we're learning to box out already... do we have a basketball player on our hands? Oh, and lots of hiccups.
Food cravings:  Not craving much. I haven't even had ice cream or fro-yo for over a week! [my hubs wouldn't join me in eating it anyway, and i can't eat it alone!]
Anything make you queasy or sick?:  Nope

Aches and pains:  Nothing new here. A little uncomfortable at times, but it's tolerable.
Starting to show yet?:  Oh yes.  I swear I look like I could pop tomorrow.
Gender prediction:  No news here, but I'm excited to hear what my new doctor thinks.
Labor signs:  Nope
Belly button in or out?:   Still mostly flat with one little spot that pokes out sometimes.
Wedding rings on or off?:  On
Happy or Moody most of the time?:   Happy
Most looking forward to:  Another week of getting acclimated and meeting new people, and another [likely uneventful] doctor's appointment late this week. 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Baby W: 32 Weeks

Because of our move over the weekend, this is a few days late in being posted. Have you been on the edge of your seat?! [probs not...]  Regardless, you'll get this week's post in just a few days!

[sorry for the lousy picture quality... guess i shouldn't take it by a dim lamp?]

Total weight gain:   40 big whoppers this week... yikes!
Maternity clothes:  Nothing new this week
Stretch marks:  Not yet
Sleep:  Still sleeping well... no alarm clock and night-sleeping is bliss
Best moment this week:  Being reunited with Mike this weekend! Although I'm very sad to have left my family, it's much easier knowing that I'll be seeing almost all of them in the next couple of months.
Miss anything?:  Nothing, really! It's too soon to miss my family yet [i just saw you guys for a whole month!], so just loving life! Well, maybe I miss driving around without a map....
Movement:  The flips and stretches in there continue
Food cravings:  No cravings right now. And after hitting my 40-lb mark, I'm going to really try to lay off the ice cream.
Anything make you queasy or sick?:  Nope

Aches and pains:  Nothing too terrible.. I'll take the swelling and the hip pain over the anticipated contractions in less than 2 months!
Starting to show yet?:  Oh yes. 
Gender prediction:  I still think it's a boy, but I have absolutely nothing to base that on.
Labor signs:  Nada, and let's keep it that way for another several weeks.
Belly button in or out?:   One little part is an outie! Overall flat though.
Wedding rings on or off?:  My cheap-o subsitute ring is on, but that's because I lost a diamond in the real deal. It was good timing though - I had just enough time to take it to the jeweler in Omaha before heading east.
Happy or Moody most of the time?:   Happy :)
Most looking forward to:  Getting acquainted with my surroundings and getting the house all unpacked.