Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Week 38

Late post, since i'll be 39 weeks tomorrow. But never the less, here I am still very pregnant! Doc appt tomorrow so we'll see!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

I'm still here and still pregnant ;)

Week 38 ....14 days until my due date!!!

Here is my photo from last week. Nothing to speak of. Blood pressure is back to normal thank god. 
After all the pre term labor our little boy has decided he likes mommas belly much more than what he expects outside. I've been sitting on my birth ball and doing light house work in hopes to get this show on the road. I know i'm still 14 days away from his EDD, but this momma is stretched to the max and just CANNOT wait to meet this little boy. <3


Monday, December 5, 2011

Week 36 Day 5

Well we are in the home stretch.
Our baby boy will be here sometime this month. OR if he's stubborn early January, but we won't go there just yet ;)

Feeling good, anxious, happy, sad....it's all a part of the process! I just can't wait until my baby boy is safe in my arms. 



Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Week 35 Day 6....

30 days until my due date!


Well not much new stuff on my end. Still truckin' along and waiting for this baby to make his debut. He's a kung fu master and loves to give me jabs when I lay down to go to sleep. I love it. It's harder and harder to do anything these days. He's really low now so I can stuff more food in my gullet. Looking forward to exercising and eating a little healthier soon. With the holidays it's hard to eat healthy! Getting protein in has got to be my hardest challenge. 

Our little baby will be full term in about 8 days. YAY!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Week 34 Day 6

I should just post this under Week 35 since I'm only a day away but that feels like cheating.




Everything is going good. Another emergency trip to L & D earlier in the week when my contractions were strong and only 3 minutes apart...yikes! But luckily there was no cervical change so baby is still snug as a bug.

The DR. also informed us that there is a chance the baby will be born as early as week 37 b/c of all the contractions i've been getting. I've definitely reached the point of being uncomfortable pretty much 24/7. It's very hard to get up from the sofa or bed and walking is now more of a waddle.

Looking forward to meeting this little guy. Only about a month left if I go 'til my due date.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Week 33 Day 5

45 days to go!


How far along?  33 weeks 5 days 
Total weight gain/loss?  about 30 plus at this point
Maternity clothes?  love my maternity clothes
Stretch marks? yes
Sleep? what's that?
Best moment last week? lots of hiccups and movements
Movement? lots
Food cravings? steak 
Gender? Boy!
Belly button in/out? FLAT!
What I miss: nothing today
What I am looking forward to: Week 37 because he'll be full term
Milestones: Another week closer to meeting our little baby.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Week 32 Baby Shower

We are LUCKY to have such great and generous friends and family.
The shower was amazing and it was so nice to see everyone in one place having a good time.

Black Forest cake



hot chocolate favors

nursery the night of the shower. I plan on organizing as soon as I get the energy.

Decorations 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Week 31

I'll be 32 weeks in two days, woot woot!



How far along?  31 weeks 5 days 
Total weight gain/loss?  gain, gain, gain
Maternity clothes?  Yes, I don't fit into a pair of my maternity pants anymore =(
Stretch marks? yup.
Sleep? very little 
Best moment last week? Just being closer to meeting this little man
Movement? Lots, also getting LOTS of BH contractions so i'm back on bed rest.
Food cravings? fast food, yuck. 
Gender? Boy!
Belly button in/out? FLAT!
What I miss: not worrying all the time about if my baby is ok. Comes with the territory!
What I am looking forward to: November 4th labor class starts, November 5th is our shower!
Milestones: Another week closer to meeting our little baby.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Week 30 day 6

65 days to go!



How far along?  30 weeks 6 days 
Total weight gain/loss?  gain....let's just leave it at that.
Maternity clothes?  Yes, Still loving the dresses although it's getting real cold.
Stretch marks? yup.
Sleep? very little 
Best moment last week? Just being closer to meeting this little man
Movement? Lots, yesterday may have been a record, and then today not whole lot. He must have worn himself out.
Food cravings? sweets =/
Gender? Boy!
Belly button in/out? FLAT!
What I miss: not worrying all the time about if my baby is ok. Comes with the territory!
What I am looking forward to: November 4th labor class starts, November 5th is our shower!
Milestones: Another week closer to meeting our little baby.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Week 29 day 5

The 3rd trimester seems to be going SO SLOW! After Halloween things will be crazy busy so I guess I should be thankful for a little break. I'm feeling my best in this trimester which is odd but I'll take it.


How far along?  29 weeks 5 days 
Total weight gain/loss?  about plus 23 lbs
Maternity clothes?  Yes, dresses are most comfy.
Stretch marks? yup.
Sleep? very little between bathroom breaks for me and the dog. Turning from one side to the other is also a task in itself.
Best moment last week? Just being closer to meeting this little man
Movement? a lot of movement but more rolls and pokes rather than karate kicks. Looks like he's getting to big to have the space to kick too hard.
Food cravings? orange juice, pancakes, almond milk icecream and coconut milk eggnog.
Gender? Boy!
Belly button in/out? FLAT!
What I miss: nothing
What I am looking forward to: November 4th we start labor classes, yay!
Milestones: Another week closer to meeting our little baby.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Week 28 day 5



How far along?  28 weeks 5 days 
Total weight gain/loss?  about plus 20 lbs
Maternity clothes?  Yes, dresses are most comfy.
Stretch marks? unfortunately I've entered the world of stretch marks. 
Sleep? yes, I get up every 2-3 hours still.
Best moment last week? My best was my worst as well I had to take the 3 hour glucose because I failed my initial gestational diabetes test. But today I got the word that I passed the 3 hour, so no diabetes here.
Movement?  lots!
Food cravings? fizzy water, whipped cream, pot roast
Gender? Boy!
Belly button in/out? In but looking closer to poking out. 
What I miss: nothing
What I am looking forward to: November 4th we start labor classes, yay!
Milestones: Another week closer to meeting our little baby.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Pumpkin time!



My husband and I went to the Roloff farm here in Oregon to pick out a fabulous pumpkin. It was pretty fun! We bought 2 pumpkins and will enjoy carving them later today while we watch MONSTER HOUSE!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Week 26 day 5

Woo-hoo! The last two days have been fantastic. I've been able to move around pain free for the most part. My husband did all the yard work, which we're hoping is the last for the season.

The little boy has been moving around and is so big that he wakes me up all hours of the night with all his movements. I love it. I've been eating heartily and have been trying my best to stay away from too many sweets. My gestational diabetes test is in a little over a week so it's making me super nervous!

The weather is cooling down here, which also means rainy season. I don't know how often I'll be able to take my photo in front of our blue spruce tree. I was hoping the full series would be in front the tree but we'll see!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Week 25 day 6

Well we've made it to the official 100 day countdown!


This week has been good so far. I'm moving around a bit more. My modified bed rest is so much better than strict. Last night was the first night I felt him roll or stretch out. I've been feeling kicks and punches for weeks but this is a whole new ball game. 

In the middle of watching Total Recall I looked down b/c I felt something really weird. I could see a large mass pushing my belly outward about a half inch. I immediately told Rick to look and he saw it too. So that's a milestone...he's now big enough to scare me with his movements, ha. 

I am about 2 weeks from my 3rd trimester. Can't wait!!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

A GIANT thank you to my husband

Thanks for going above and beyond since I've been on bed rest. You are the best and our little baby thanks you so I can make sure he's stays safe. 

Modified bed rest

The doctors visit went well today. I will SLOWLY transition from strict bed rest to modified and then gradually make my way to being a fully functioning momma soon. We set a date for the baby shower and we are going to do it at my house in case bed rest comes back. I can't wait to bake the cake for the baby shower. I have worked with fondant previously so I think I'll try something neat-o.

Taking my weekly photo (by the tree again) tomorrow. Yay!


How far along?  24 weeks 5 days 
Total weight gain/loss?  about plus 14 lbs 
Maternity clothes?  Yes, dresses are most comfy.
Stretch marks? unfortunately I've entered the world of stretch marks. 
Sleep? yes, I get up every 2-3 hours still.
Best moment last week? Feeling Frederick move around a lot, and Rick being able to feel him.
Movement?  lots!
Food cravings?  pastries, fruits, mac n cheese, sierra mist
Gender? Boy!
Belly button in/out? In but looking closer to poking out. 
What I miss: not being on bed rest
What I am looking forward to: October 6, the start of my 3rd trimester
Milestones: Another week closer to meeting our little baby.

Friday, September 9, 2011

last weeks photo

I forgot to post my photo from last week. Mainly because I'm on bed rest and it's a crappy photo...but here it is!

Week 23

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

I'm back with my irritable uterus.....

This past week has been a whirl wind of ups and downs. I'm 23 weeks 6 days today (woo-hoo).

This story will have too much information for some....be warned.

So I was on my way to have lunch with a friend this Thursday when all of a sudden I started getting these sharp pains in my belly and could hardly breathe. We got to the restaurant and I thought maybe I just had to tinkle really bad. Sometimes if our little guy is resting on my bladder it can cause some major discomfort. So I went and that made the pains worse. I told my friend I had to leave immediately and called my Doctor who suggested I go straight to Labor and Delivery. I arrived (completely terrified) and they admitted me. After hooking me up to the machines and getting some samples (urine and blood) they discovered I was having frequent contractions (my heart stopped and the room spun). It is WAY too early for that. They told me the only way to make sure it wasn't TRUE labor was to give me a shot and check my cervix. It turns out they were braxton hicks contractions and my cervix was closed and elongated which is what it's supposed to be at this point.

They said they found white blood cells in my urine which is not uncommon during pregnancy but that they would do a culture and call with the results in a few days.....IN A FEW DAYS. Meanwhile they discharged me and told me to take it easy. I woke up in the middle of the night with more pains. Freaked out some more and called the Doctor in the morning. (It's now Friday). My Doc said to stay hydrated and to go back to L&D if I had any of the symptoms listed on my discharge papers. I took it east but by 3:00pm I was completely about to lose my cool. I called back and she said I should go to L&D to get monitored again and that maybe that would help diagnose me.

Friday evening we arrive at L&D and they do more monitoring and I get a fantastic Doctor this time ( not that the last wasn't but he did send me home clueless and still in pain). He said I had gastritis and a UTI so they put me on antibiotics and prilosec. I hate taking medicine while pregnant but I was in so much pain I could hardly think the risks of my infection getting worse compared to taking some meds that they assured me were safe for the baby.

He diagnosed me with an irritable uterus and put me on bed rest. It still is very uncomfortable to walk and I get the BH's if I'm up to fast or too long. I was assured that the baby is none the wiser to what's going on and that he's healthy and doing good.


I'll try to take my picture today since I'll have to get out of my PJ's to get to the Doctors office. I've had a perfect pregnancy thus far so I hope this is just a blip in the radar!

In happier news our little boy is moving like a little boxer these days. He's a busy busy bee.

<3

Friday, August 26, 2011

Week 21 picture ( a bit late!)

Lots going on around here. Frederick's nursery is almost finished (sans most of the furniture). We did get the crib from my mother in law. She bought it and had it sent to us. It's beautiful. I'll post pics once the room is complete.

I had some dizzy spells which were scary but the nurse had me eat protein every 3 hours and that made it go away. It's hot here right now, so I haven't been eating a ton, which is what I'm guessing caused the dizzies.

Yesterday he hardly moved so I freaked out....he's been very active today so I have to learn to BREATHE.




Wednesday, August 17, 2011

What they don't tell you Wednesdays

Shaving- Have you seen cirque du soleil? My belly isn't even that big but for some reason it is VERY difficult to maneuver around my belly to shave my legs.

Shoes- I haven't worn shoes that need to be tied in months because it's summer. Flip flops and slip ons have been my staple. We went bowling with some friends this weekend and so I decided to wear tennis shoes. I COULD NOT TIE MY OWN SHOES. Thank you sweet husband for taking such good care of me...and tying my shoes =)

Oy.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

HALFWAY THERE!!!!!!

WEEK 20 DAY 6

Sometimes I freak out a little that there's a little life in my belly. 
Then I look at his ultrasound picture and I'm all smiles. 


Friday, August 12, 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

T- Minus 2 days!

Thursday at 1 is our anatomy ultrasound!!!



We can't wait to find out!
Will the little one be a Gretel or Frederick?!?!?!?

Friday, August 5, 2011

da na na na na You say its your birthday....


da na na na na na It's MY BIRTHDAY TOO! 

Last year in my 20's .....kickin' it off pretty good!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Week 18 day 7

my kind of gal

I stumbled upon this while researching pregnancy photography. 


Here is the link:  http://www.yaeko-photography.com/blog/very-cute-clown-outfit-pregnant-mommy-picture/

I just like out of the ordinary. As a photographer i'm always happy when someone chooses to do something out the box.

What they don't tell you Wednesdays

The freak out...

The baby hasn't moved in a while, is he/she still alive?
What's that pain? My belly hurts, is the baby hurt?

Every little twinge of pain or lack of feelings causes me to go into crazy momma mode.

The best of it is NO ONE can tell you if it's ok. Doctors, Midwives..etc..basically say if you aren't doubled over in pain or bleeding than don't worry about it. Easy for them to say =)


All IS well here....I over did it yesterday so i'm taking it easy today. 

8 days until our anatomy scan!!!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

project 1 complete!

Our kitchen, dining and living rooms are basically one big rectangled space. Our kitchen is teeny tiny and we had our kitchen table shoved next to the front door and it collected everything except us sitting down to eat at it. We had a wood stove with a stone background which I loved BUT after an inspection we found out everything had to be replaced in order for it to be safe. It's very expensive so we decided we could really use that extra space. My husband pretty much did all the work (thank you!). So here it is.






Next project the nursery!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Cravings: sorry pregnant ladies

Now in my 18th week I have cravings that make me think this is what a heroin addict must feel like. If I want such and such....I literally can't sleep until I get it. 

Here are a few from this week

fruitcake....the store bought 10 lb beast


this EXACT meal  (there aren't any chik fil a's here....sigh.)


broiled brussel sprouts. At least this is a healthy craving


pancakes with LOTS of butter ...don't judge me.






Wednesday, July 27, 2011

What they don't tell you Wednesdays

A list of things people don't tell you about being pregnant



1) Hair....they tell you your nails and hair will grow fast, strong and shiny because of the prenatal vitamins...
What they DON'T mention is this goes for all hair....legs, underarm....and many places hair shouldn't be but now is.




2) I can feel my organs.
When I get in and out of bed I have to use my tummy muscles, which in turn crunch me up. Last night I noticed I can feel exactly where my uterus and actual stomach are. Upon this newfound knowledge I laid in bed unable to sleep and had strange dreams regarding my organs revolting against me.



3) Unsolicited advice: Sure you know it's coming...but you have no idea how furious it will make you. So tired of hearing "you think your big now just wait". REALLY?!!? Please let me never be one of those people after all this is done.



4) The need to talk to other pregnant people: When I see anyone who is pregnant I feel an urge to nod or chat or maybe even breakdance.  What up with that?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

17 weeks and 5 days














How far along?  17 weeks, 5 days
Total weight gain/loss?  about 5 lbs so far.
Maternity clothes?  Yes, pants at least. I can still fit in most of my longer stretchy shirts.
Stretch marks? None
Sleep?  some, when I'm not getting up to pee or let the dog out.
Best moment last week? Thinking i'm feeling the baby kick =)
Movement?  not sure, but maybe.
Food cravings?  donuts, candy, salty chocolate chip cookies, brussel sprouts, tomatos and pretty much ALL fruit.
Gender? don't know yet
Belly button in/out? In.  
What I miss: coffee and alcohol, hey just being honest =)
What I am looking forward to: August 11th. The big anatomy scan 
Milestones: Another week closer to meeting our little baby.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Week 17

Just got back from the family vacation and brought back a great present....a COLD. grrr. I actually feel a ton better today than I did the last two days. Just stuffy and sleepy.

I didn't get a Week 16 normal picture but here's one from the trip.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Week 16!

Dr.'s appt went great. I think I feel the baby move around but can't be too sure.

Excited about spending the next week here.

Spending time with family and relaxing. 

Belly pic will be late this time around.