Saturday, February 23, 2013

36 Weeks

Baby Boy is still the size of a honeydew melon weighing 4.2-5.8 pounds and is 17-18 inches in length.  
This is the last week he will be the size of a honeydew week it's up to the watermelon!

How far along: 36 Weeks, 4 weeks to go
Sickness: YES!  Nothing pregnancy related but I have been battling a cold for the past week.  Last week started out as a sore throat and body aches and then right after Valentine's Day it turned into a stuffy nose and nasty cough.  
Maternity Clothes: Mainly wearing maternity clothes.  I still wear two pairs of non-maternity jeans and occasionally a stretchy shirt or open sweater but I can tell they are even starting to get a little short on the belly.  
Stretch Marks: Still the faint lines on my back. 
Sleep: I think I would be sleeping fine it if wasn't for this cold!  I have the humidifier blowing on me and a box of tissues close by.  
Movement: He isn't the most active.  I will get some feet in the ribs and then occasional bumps here and there.  
Food Cravings: This past week Jamba Juice, I don't feel like eating much because I am so stuffed up.  Cereal has been a staple at night for dinner.  
Symptoms: I had a little sciatic pain this week and still will have the feeling I have been sitting on a bicycle seat for a few hours.  
*Progress Status: 70% effaced, not dilated.  

Last Saturday I went shopping with Camie and we got the crib bedding, crib mattress, mattress and cover for the changing station, and some bottles. Camie brought me the bassinet that Nick and Megan used so we went and picked out fabric to make sheets, a bumper, and some blankets.  We chose slate gray for the sheets, and zig zag shades of gray with a little mustard yellow for the bumper.  Then Camie's friend Anita came to my house and helped us pick a paint color for the baby's room.  We decided on a greenish / gray color that matches the crib bedding.  

Today Melissa McEvoy threw me a luncheon baby shower.  It was such a nice shower.  Melissa made homemade tomato soup with mini grilled cheese sandwiches, and salad.  I got a diaper cake, wet wipe warmer, wet wipes, blanket, bath soap, crib sheets, and bottles.  We had a pretty big snow storm  too getting almost a foot at our house.  It literally snowed all day long!  

Friday, February 15, 2013

35 Weeks

Baby Boy is still the size of a honeydew melon weighing 4.2-5.8 pounds and is 17-18 inches in length.  

How far along: 35 weeks, 5 weeks to go!
Sickness: None that is pregnancy related.  I started to get a sore throat the beginning of the week and today my nose is stuffy and I am starting to cough.  I have been feeling achy and a little run down since I got the DTAP shot at my appointment last week.  
Maternity Clothes: Yes, in this picture I am wearing maternity jeans and a maternity shirt.  I would also like to add that they are both VERY comfortable.  
Stretch Marks: Still the faint white lines on my back.
Sleep: Still sleeping pretty good.  I've noticed that it's more comfortable sleeping on my left side than my right when just a few weeks ago it was more comfortable on my right side.  
Movement: He is still moving around quite a bit.  I got a quick jab to the ribs yesterday while I was sitting in a meeting and it startled me so I jumped a little.  Got a few laughs from the others in the meeting. 
Food Cravings: Nothing really this week but that is also due to not feeling well, made a few stops at Jamba Juice to get their coldbuster smoothie.  
Symptoms: I haven't had any sciatic pain lately just the soreness in my upper / inner thigh like I have been riding a bike for hours.  

Nick flew to Florida for a couple days to meet with HSN (Home Shopping Network).  I missed him while he was gone and have to admit a couple "what if" thoughts of the baby coming SUPER early went through my mind.  He left on Sunday and was back Tuesday evening so thankfully I wasn't home alone that long.  For anyone that knows me I HATE being home alone.  Valentine's Day was yesterday and sadly, we were a pathetic couple that stayed home and enjoyed a heart shaped pizza from Papa Murphy's.  But hey, we were together and that's what counts right?  I told Nick that we do need to go on a few dates before this twosome becomes a threesome.  

Friday, February 8, 2013

34 Weeks

Baby Boy is the size of a honeydew melon weighing 4.2 to 5.8 pounds and is 17-18 inches in length. 

How far along: 34 weeks, 6 more weeks to go!
Sickness: In this picture yes because I had gone to my 34 week appointment and got my DTAP shot and I had body aches and just felt crappy. 
Maternity Clothes: Yes.  I went to motherhood maternity and got a few things because you can only stretch your shirts so far.  
Stretch Marks: Still the faint white lines on my back.
Sleep: Still sleeping pretty good.  It is hard to move from one side to the other and sometimes I wake up in the morning forgetting I am pregnant until I have to get out of bed and realize it's not as easy to just sit up. I have to swing my legs to the side to sort of catapult me up.  
Movement: At my dr appointment today she felt my lower stomach and said the baby's is head down so that means all the jabs to my ribs are his feet!  And this past week I felt what I now know must have been his little bum.  
Food Cravings: I bought a case of slim fast over the weekend and drink that almost every morning for breakfast.  I also have been loving hot chocolate during these frigid temperatures and still the apples and greek yogurt.  
Symptoms: I have a new symptom that started this week to add to the sciatic pain.  I had sore muscle pain in my upper / inner thigh that I thought maybe came from working out and then I felt like I had been sitting on a bicycle seat for HOURS.  I asked my dr at my appointment and she said it is the ligaments spreading apart.  It's not a constant pain but Wednesday morning it was difficult to get out of bed and walk around.  

Melissa, Merrick, and Elle flew in from CA this week and Laura and Henry came down from Twin Falls because they along with Allison threw me a baby shower on Tuesday.  They had a 'Little Man' theme complete with mustaches and bow ties.  It was so cute!  Melissa stayed the whole week in Logan and Laura stayed until Thursday, it was so much fun spending time with all my sisters!  Nick along with laundry and cleaning were neglected the entire week.  
*Picture was taken by Melissa at Allison's house.  

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Baby Shower #3

My sisters threw me a LITTLE MAN shower

Laura made these CUTE onesies for me!

'ADORABLE' pictures of me when I was a baby...

Nick when he was about 9 months old along with shoes he wore as a toddler and his blessing shoes

We had soup, bread, salads, fruit, and yummy cupcakes and eclairs for dessert

Thanks to my wonderful sisters for such a fun shower!  

My cute cousin Emily who is pregnant in this picture (but you can't tell) and due in June with a little GIRL! 

Some of the gifts I got from the shower: Bumbo with tray, receiving blankets, baby bullet, books, quilts from grandma Norda, lots of fun onesies and tee shirts, nose frida, bibs, and my aunt and cousin made me a cute diaper 3-wheeler but by the time I took this picture I had already taken it apart and put the diapers away.  

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Baby Shower #2

The GIRLS got together on Super Bowl Sunday to eat and visit.  My cute aunt and cousins put together this fun POP theme.  I had a basket with a variety of goodies and then balloons with some cash inside so I could go and buy supplies at the baby store.  Leave it to my creative aunt and cousins to come up with such a cute theme...complete with Izze POP and Pringles below! 

We had chicken salad sandwiches, salads, chips, and dessert

Here are a few of the 'goodies' that were in the basket:

Can't forget the Proud POP

I loved this one...Be prepared for when the poop POPS out!

As I mentioned they had balloons tied to the basket and each balloon had some cash in it

 This bag had a bottle of OPI nail polish along with some ring POPS

Friday, February 1, 2013

33 Weeks

Baby Boy is the size of a honeydew melon weighing 4.2 to 5.8 pounds and is 17-18 inches in length.  

How far along: 33 weeks, 7 weeks to go!
Sickness: None!
Maternity Clothes: Yes and No.  The shirt is GAP Maternity but the pants are my own.  
Stretch Marks: Still the faint white lines on my back. 
Sleep: Still sleeping pretty good through the night.  It is still awkward to change positions and sometimes when I do my lower back or hips will pop.  
Movement: He likes to get up in my ribs and I think occasionally he gets the hiccups because I will have this constant bump feeling.  Bump...Bump...Bump.  
Food Cravings: I have been loving a bowl of Special K on the weekends and sometimes for dinner if I haven't cooked.  I still eat a lot of apples and greek yogurt.  Oh and we went to Le Nonne's for dinner tonight in honor of Camie's birthday so of course I got the penne pasta with the gorgonzola sauce and pears.  YUM...LOVE IT!  
Symptoms: Still sciatic pain every once in awhile...not much to complain about. 

Nick and I are continuing with the hypnobirthing class and this week we got a tour of the hospital.  It was a little surreal to be up on the labor and delivery floor thinking in just 7 weeks I will be up here myself! We also had a Parenting Class this week where we watched a few video clips, learned about the stages of eating and when you start them on rice cereal and then baby food. The teacher showed us how to bathe the baby when they still have their umbilical cord and then how to put on the diaper. At the end we watched a video on Shaken Babies and that was so sad.