Friday, February 28, 2014

Baby G's Nursery

Here it is-the nursery!! We put a lot of work into it and are SO happy with the final results. It's a small apartment bedroom that is also functioning as a guest room, so it was definitely a challenge to fit in everything we wanted. But in the end we're really happy with it and often find ourselves spending hours just hanging out in there, looking at his books, toys, clothes and just daydreaming about what little person will soon be filling the space. 
Baby G-we can't wait to meet you and introduce you to your little corner of the world xoxo

Gertie's pretty pumped for her new roommate!! 

Whenever you're ready, little guy-your room is ready and waiting!! :) 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

38 Weeks

How far along: 38 weeks today-how did that happen?!

Gender:Boy-we can't wait to meet him!

Weight gain: 35 lbs...

Maternity clothes: yep-the usual suspects...although I'm down to one pair of jeans-the full belly panel ones. My low panel jeans are just too uncomfortable at this point...

Stretch marks: yep-they've reared their ugly head-this little guy is stretching me out-I don't think there's much room left for him!

Belly button in or out: as out as it's going to get I think-which is pretty much flat

Sleep: ugh not happening! I think it's natures' way of getting me ready for this baby. Last night I was so tired I went to bed at 8:30, only to wake up at 9:45, 11:15, 2:22, 4:36 and then my alarm at, yeah, that was fun!

Best moment this week: having a last 'girls night' with some fabulous ladies that included staying up past midnight! And catching up with another great friend-my college roomie, Bur! I sure have been feeling the love lately and can't wait to welcome this little guy into such a loving and supportive family/circle of friends!!

Worst moment this week: lack of sleep/naps-I got so spoiled last week on school vacation with my daily naps!

Miss anything: a full nights sleep-ha! I probably won't see one of those for the next 20 years or so...

Movement: oh yes, baby G is an active little guy!

Cravings:nah, not really

Looking forward to: meeting our little one in 2 weeks!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

37 Weeks

How far along: 37 weeks-I am officially full term, after a loss this is a huge deal. We didn't know if we would ever get to this point, so it feels great to be here!

Gender: it's a boy-and we're so excited-can't wait to meet you little guy!!

Weight gain: 33 lbs

Maternity clothes: still rotating a select's starting to get a little old, but I refuse to buy any new maternity clothes

Stretch marks: ugh omg yes-spotted them for the first time this morning :( I'm not sure if they've been there for awhile and I haven't seen them because they're so low or if they are a new addition this week, but I'm super bummed....thought I had avoided that whole situation-guess it's one-pieces for me this summer...

Belly button in or out: in but flattened out as can be

Sleep: I'm averaging a good amount total, although I'm still getting up at least once in the night to pee. And this weekend has been school vacation so I've been staying up later than usual-I'm hooked on Netflix!

Best moment this week: reaching the milestone of 37 weeks, don't get me wrong, I'm hoping to go to the full 40, but after holding my breath and praying for this baby throughout most of the first trimester, it feels so good to have carried this baby to 'full term' :)

Worst moment this week: finding my stretch marks! I'll get over it and of course it's all worth it in the end, but it's definitely a disappointment to realize my body really isn't ever going to be the same...

Miss anything: my stretch mark free belly....(okay, okay I'll move on)

Movement: still tons! Nick's mom and brothers were over on Sunday and got to see some major movement-it was really cool for them to see!

Cravings: still milk and dairy products-love my ice cream :)

Looking forward to: just the weeks I have left to finalize things and spend time with friends and nick before our life gets turned upside down!!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

36 Weeks

How far along: 36 weeks yesterday!

Gender: boy

Weight gain: 30 lbs 

Maternity clothes: I've still got my staples that I rotate, but I'm running out if creative ways to mix and match them so there are a lot of duplicate outfits at this point...

Stretch marks: still none 

Belly button in or out: completely flat

Sleep: averaging one get-up a night, although the other night I could not sleep at all and got a total of 4 hours...the next day was pretty rough!

Best moment this week: hanging out with my new nephew Charlie! He's such a cutie and I can't wait to get the two boys together!

Worst moment this week: let's just say I was introduced to Braxton-hicks this week. For the first time ever, I felt some pretty intense pressure and tightness in my stomach. I had no idea what I was feeling and whether or not it meant I was going into labor-so that was pretty scary! But I had a regularly scheduled appt and my midwife assured me that it's completely normal and it's a good thing and does not mean I'm going into labor anytime soon-so that was all good to hear! When I woke up the next day I felt better, but I'm glad I know what to expect with that! 

Miss anything: just being able to move around quicker and not feeling so large...

Movement: oh yes-this baby is so active it's nuts! My midwife told me to monitor fetal movements and that I should feel 10 within an hour. Well I've tried it and have been averaging 10 kicks within 10 minutes was the most and one time we reached 10 kicks within a minute! I have a feeling we're going to have our hands full with this little guy!

Cravings: pancakes! I've had pancakes for the last 2 out of 5 meals...I crave light, fluffy, buttery pancakes..

Looking forward to: a hot date tomorrow night with my valentine! 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

35 Weeks

How far along: 35 weeks yesterday

Gender: baby boy

Weight gain: 25ish lbs

Maternity clothes: still love them, but even my gap jeans are getting a little tight :/

Stretch marks: no none yet!

Belly button in or out: flattest I've seen it yet...I may be popping out soon after all!

Sleep: waking up a few times a night...just getting ready for baby G I guess

Best moment this week: a snow day on Wednesday let me relax and do some laundry for baby G

Worst moment this week: not feeling well and doctors offices closed due to said snow day

Miss anything:a nice glass of wine, green grass, flowers and temps above 50

Movement: still lots of movement, baby G definitely has his downtimes and active times

Cravings: I've moved on from milk to ice cream and milkshakes 

Looking forward to: resting up this weekend, I am exhausted lately!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Baby G's Shower

A few weeks ago, I was so lucky to be blessed with an amazing, beautiful baby shower thrown by my Mom and BFF Madison. The room was so filled with love, surrounded by my closest female friends and family-all the women who have helped shape me and make me who I am today. It was a truly special day. Thank you to everyone who came out and was part of it-love you all! 

Now, all we need is baby boy G to spoil with all these fabulous gifts! You are very loved, little man!