Tuesday, November 24, 2015

34 weeks, 2 days...and a HUGE blogger slacker!!!

This picture was taken in Eden's nursery! :)
Hi friends!  Sorry for the blog hiatus.  I've been sick and unmotivated.  Who would have thought a cold while pregnant would last for 3 weeks and make me super miserable!!  AND, not only was I super congested, sneezy, and coughed my head off every two seconds, I lost my sense of smell and taste for 10 days.  That by far was the worst part of being sick.  I'm FINALLY at the end of this awful sickness and thank goodness for that!!  

How far along? 34 weeks, 2 days OR 8 months 1/2 months!!!  Whoa Nelly!
Total weight gain/loss: +9
Food cravings: Nothing. Nada, Zilch.  I'm just happy to be able to taste and smell again.  

Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really, now that my cold has finally decided to go away.  
Have you started to show yet?  Oh man am I showing!!   I've got this bowling ball like accessory that I'm toting around.  As much as I love being pregnant, she is really making me feel uncomfortable.  She is so high up that I am always out of breath and sitting/laying comfortably is getting harder and harder.  Oh well, she'll be here soon and then I'm sure I'll miss being pregnant.
Movement: She's still a little wiggle worm in there.  Although, I'm not sure how since she's running out of room.  She tends to hang out on the left side, with her foot (at least I think it's her foot) pushed ever so tightly against my rib.  Talk about a weird feeling.  
Gender prediction: The sonogram hanging on the fridge says "girl" and I am hoping this is right seeing as her nursery is all girl and so is her wardrobe.  I would be shocked if she came out a he.  
Wedding rings on or off? Both bands are currently on my ring finger.  After talking to some ladies, I've decided to take them off before I go to the hospital.  Just to be on the safe side.  I'd hate something to happen to them.  
Belly Button in or out? So this is kind of strange.  I've had an innie this whole pregnancy up unto about two weeks ago when I noticed one side of my belly button was  starting to pop out.  And so as of right now I have an innie/outie, or as Oliver calls it a "halfie." I'm pretty sure it's going to pop out before I deliver this bowling ball though.  
 Happy or Moody most of the time: Over the past several weeks I'd been down in the dumps because of that dang cold I just couldn't get rid of.  This week I'm feeling much happier and am feeling like my old self again.  Just fatter! 
Maternity clothes? Since I tracked out I mostly am living in PJ's and I am okay with that.  I have been wearing a lot more of my non-maternity clothes around the house too.  Nothing quite like the sight of an 8 1/2 months pregger wearing a too small t-shirt with the bottom part of her belly hanging out.  (Remember--this is just INSIDE my house.  I wouldn't wear something like that in public.)
Stretch marks? Still stretch mark free, minus that one that I can't figure out if its pregnancy related.  I really don't care either way.  
Sleep: Oh boy, I have never slept so awful in all of my life.  I applaud women who have done this pregnancy thing multiple times because it's not easy!!  I just can't get comfortable.  And when I do finally find that perfect spot, I have to go to the bathroom.  Figures!!!!
What I miss:  Sleep. That kind of sleep I used to have when I closed my eyes and the next thing I knew my alarm is going off.
New Baby Items: There is so much newness in Eden's nursery.  We are about 90% done with her nursery and then I will share pictures.  We've also begun building up a pretty good stock pile of diapers.  But I bet if I had a current mom check out what I have she'd tell me I really don't have much at all!  
Nursery: It's my favorite room in the house!!!!  It's everything I wanted for Eden and more.  Her space is so light and airy and girly and I love it!  Oliver and I really don't want to spoil her, and we talk often about raising her to be a humble and giving person, but at the moment she is 100% spoiled and she hasn't even made her appearance earth side yet!  Yikes!!!  
What I'm looking forward to: After taking the labor and delivery and breastfeeding class I am totally okay with her hanging out INSIDE for as long as she wants.  I am really scared to have a baby.  Birthing a baby is no stinkin' joke, folks!!!  But I can say that I am looking forward to finishing her nursery and getting all her clothes put away.  At the moment I've got baby stuff everywhere!!  Our guest bedroom is filled with baby stuff and we still have all the bins of clothes my sister gave me to work through.  Kinda stressful, but at the same time so awesome!!!  
Milestones: Hitting 8 1/2 months.  I cant believe how fast it's going by!!
Best moment this week: Checking things off the Eden "to do" list.  The last thing Ollie and I want is to be scrambling to get things done right before she comes.  And the best moment of last week was the baby shower that my friend Kimberly threw for me!  Check out some of the pics from special Eden's day!

My mom spent the weekend and joined in on the fun.  

Sweet Baby Eden :) 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

30 week..say what?!

How far along? 30 weeks 6 days or 7 1/2 months!
Total weight gain/loss: +10
Food cravings: Fruit.  This week it was pears and bananas.  
Anything making you queasy or sick: I've been fighting a nasty cough and stuffed up head for over a week now.  I miss the days when I could take any medicine I wanted. I'm also starting to feel more uncomfortable lately thanks to Eden hanging out at the top of my uterus which is now below my diaphragm.  She jabs me in my ribs and it doesn't feel good at all.  But it's so cool that she is big enough that Oliver and I can feel exactly where she's hanging out.
Have you started to show yet?  Heck yes!! At my Dr. appointment this week the midwife told me that I will probably gain 10-15 pounds these last couple months of my pregnancy because of how quickly she'll be growing.  That's a lot of pounds!  
Movement: She's a dancing queen, this one!  She loves to move and I love to feel her!
Gender prediction: girl...and like a dunce when I told y'all her middle name last week I didn't realize I spelled it wrong!!  Huh?!  I want to spell her name just like my sister and I thought she said she spelled it ElyCE, but it's actually ElySe.  OOPS!
Wedding rings on or off? I'm still wearing them.  But I'm wondering if I should take them off though when I go to the hospital?  
Belly Button in or out? I've got this weird looking innie thing going on.   
Happy or Moody most of the time: This week I was really tired.  I track out in 7 days and am really looking forward to resting and getting the house/nursery ready for Eden.  
Maternity clothes? Best creation ever!!  That and Oliver's jammie pants I've been wearing to sleep. :) 
Stretch marks? Maybe?  I noticed a small stretch mark on my left hip a long time ago and I thought it was old.  But recently, it's looking pink and so I'm thinking its from pregnancy. 
Sleep: Absolutely awful!!!  My cough keeps waking me up.  It's so annoying!!  
What I miss:  Not getting winded from walking up steps.  Holy cow I have to rest after I climb a flight of stairs.  
New Baby Items: We bought Eden her crib!!!!  
Nursery: I ditched the exercise question because it's boring and also because I've gotten so lazy!!  Instead, let's replace this question with how the nursery is progressing!!  Let's talk nursery!!  Okay, so Oliver was AWESOME and kicked butt this week!!  He painted Eden's room!  We chose the most perfect gray color.  Super light and airy!  He also installed her light fixture (I cannot wait to show y'all what we picked out for our little darling) and moved in her dresser and chair/ottoman.  We also found the most perfect area rug for her space. This weekend Ollie and I picked up supplies for some crafty projects we have planned.  EEK, can't wait to start those! 
What I'm looking forward to: I'm DYING for the crib to get here!!!!! I know Ollie will have it up in no time!!
Milestones: I'm at the point in my pregnancy when I go to the doctor every two weeks, instead of monthly.  Whoa!!
Best moment this week: Walking into Eden's painted nursery!!  I can't wait to spend time with her in there. :)