Tuesday, November 21, 2017

29 Weeks | Our Little Acorn Squash | Baby Boy T#2

29 weeks


Sick baby @ home = no weekly pic this week

How far along: 29 weeks
How big is baby? Acorn Squash
Symptoms: Pelvic/tailbone/sciatica/round ligament pain, acid reflux
Maternity clothes: Yes
Sleep: Sleep is still alright - just getting up multiple times per night  
Miss anything: Not getting easily winded or ending up in pain after walking short distances
Movement: Yep I don’t think this guy is going to slow down anytime soon. Lots of rolling & jabbing movements
Anything making you queasy or sick: No
Have you started to show yet: HAHA
Labor signs: No - just braxton hicks
Belly button in or out: In but it’s getting pretty darn shallow
Wedding rings on or off: Wedding rings on...Aggie ring off
Mood? Happy to be home with my Eli!
Looking forward to: Eli’s preschool Thanksgiving & hopefully getting some decorations hung up in the nursery - pretty sure we were like 100% done with E’s nursery at like 20 weeks...oops!
Best moment of this week: We had such a fun trip to College Station to meet baby Lincoln! Eli wasn’t super interested in him unless Justin or I were holding him but the little he did pay attention, he was SO SWEET!! I can’t wait to see him with his baby brother.

28 week ultrasound stats: HBP 166. Measuring in the 46th percentile. My amniotic fluid was on the low side of normal so they are doing another ultrasound at my next appointment. I had to fast prior to my ultrasound (including water) due to my glucose test (which I passed, hooray!!) so I’m wondering if that’s why my fluid was showing lower because I hadn’t had that issue before. Fingers crossed everything looks good next time! Until then, you can find me chugging water at all times (or in the bathroom...)!

Monday, November 20, 2017

28 Weeks | Our Little Eggplant | Baby Boy T#2

28 weeks
How far along: 28 weeks
How big is baby? Eggplant
Symptoms: Pelvic/tailbone/sciatica pain, round ligament pain, acid reflux (starting much earlier than it did with E so maybe this one will have more hair haha)
Maternity clothes: Yes
Sleep: Sleep is okay but getting up at least once per night. While in Park City it was like 5-6 times/night because I was drinking so much water due to the altitude
Miss anything: Regular altitude ha! Thank goodness the altitude didn’t make me nauseous but it did make me winded MUCH faster than normal
Movement: Yup! Lots!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really
Have you started to show yet: Yep, got asked if I’m sure it’s not twins again *insert eye roll*
Labor signs: Braxton hicks (I think...I do not remember what they felt like last time)
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: Wedding rings on...Aggie ring off
Mood? Good, happy!
Looking forward to: Seeing baby boy on the ultrasound this week & a quick trip to College Station this weekend to meet baby Lincoln!
Best moment of this week: Halloween was SO MUCH FUN with Eli this year! He has been really into it & actually wore his batman costume to pre-school & for trick or treating...I was so surprised/happy! He was a little leary of trick or treating at first but once we ran into his giant group of friends he was leading the pack. We walked around for a bit & then came home & handed out candy with the Blasigs & Fraziers and Eli loved that too! My normally shy guy had no problem dumping candy into kids bags! The other best moment was our whole babymoon to Park City, Ut. Talk about beautiful place! We walked around the town, ate lots of good food, took naps & got 2 spa treatments. It was exactly what we both needed - pure relaxation! But I was sure happy to see my little guy when we got home!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

27 Weeks | Our Little Lettuce | Baby Boy T#2

27 weeks
How far along: 27 weeks
How big is baby? Lettuce
Symptoms: Pelvic/tailbone/sciatica pain - the usual
Maternity clothes: Yes
Sleep: Sleep is pretty much the same - some nights I get up 2-3 times and sometimes I get up 0
Miss anything: Not getting out of breath putting on shoes - that’s annoying again
Movement: Yup! Lots!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really
Have you started to show yet: Oh yes
Labor signs: None
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: Wedding rings on...Aggie ring off
Mood? Pretty good!
Looking forward to: Halloween with Eli & our babymoon to Park City!
Best moment of this week: Eli LOVED the pumpkin patch. We took him to Sweet Eats Farm in Georgetown and it was so much fun. Way shorter drive than Sweet Berry & we went first thing Sunday morning so it wasn’t crowded at all. Of course his favorite thing was the giant jump pad but he also rode a pony, let me take adorable pumpkin patch pictures, went on a hay ride (where he took 18 million pics with my camera) & went into the petting zoo...he loved the baby goats! He’s asked several times to go back haha

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

26 Weeks | Our Little Kale | Baby Boy T#2

26 weeks
How far along: 26 weeks
How big is baby? Kale
Symptoms: Pelvic/tailbone/sciatica pain
Maternity clothes: Yes
Sleep: Sleep is pretty much the same - some nights I get up 2-3 times and sometimes I get up 0
Miss anything: Being able to workout more than 2 days a week
Movement: Holy moly batman he is moving so much now! Justin and Eli can feel it now (if Eli is patient enough)
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really
Have you started to show yet: Oh yes
Labor signs: None
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: Wedding rings on...Aggie ring off
Mood? Pretty good!
Looking forward to: Cooler weather this weekend! We are going to go to the pumpkin patch in actual fall weather, woohoo! Eli’s bathroom renovation being DONE so our house can be clean again :)
Best moment of this week: Had a pretty laid back weekend after the craziness of his birthday weekend. We had a family date night at Mighty Fine (Now that Eli eats and likes hot dogs, it opens up more places we can take him to eat LOL) & had ice cream after at Creamistry! Such a cool place! And no toddler meltdowns so it was definitely a WIN!

Monday, October 30, 2017

25 Weeks | Our Little Cauliflower | Baby Boy T#2

25 weeks
How far along: 25 weeks
How big is baby? Cauliflower
Symptoms: Pelvic/tailbone/sciatica pain. Knee pain has been better so yay! Shortness of breath
Maternity clothes: Yes
Sleep: Sleep is the same as last week - pretty good overall -just waking up a few times to turn over or go pee.
Miss anything: Being able to tie my shoes without losing my breath
Movement: Feeling more & more movement. I’ve actually been able to see the movement if I’m really still. The movements seem soo much lower than they did with Eli.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really
Have you started to show yet: Oh yes
Labor signs: None
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: Wedding rings on...Aggie ring off
Mood? A bit of a roller coaster but ended the week on a high note!
Looking forward to: Our guest bathroom remodel! The contractor is finally available and it’s supposed to be started this week - woohoo! Hopefully a relaxing weekend too, especially after the fun-filled one we just had :)
Best moment of this week: Eli’s birthday party! My baby turned three this weekend and he had SO much fun at his birthday party! We opened presents when we got home and kiddo skipped lunch & nap because he was soo excited about playing with all of his toys! I think it’s finally starting to sink in that we are having a lot of “lasts” with Eli as our only...bittersweet!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

24 Weeks | Our Little Cantaloupe | Baby Boy T#2

24 weeks
Sorry baby boy...we didn't get a weekly picture this week :(
How far along: 24weeks
How big is baby? Cantaloupe
Symptoms: Same symptoms (tailbone & pelvis pain, shortness of breath). Knee pain was better today so we’ll see how the rest of the week goes.
Maternity clothes: Yes
Sleep: Sleep wasn’t too bad this week. Still waking up 1-2 times to go to the bathroom but am at least sleeping until my alarm goes off for the most part!
Miss anything: Running. Being able to easily get off the couch/out of bed.
Movement: I feel lots of little movement throughout the day down pretty low
Anything making you queasy or sick: Weirdly when I row at OrangeTheory I have to take periodic breaks because I start to feel stuff come up my throat (ew!)
Have you started to show yet: Oh yes
Labor signs: None
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: I think I have to officially retire my Aggie ring for now. I’ll try again when the weather gets cooler.
Mood? A bit of a roller coaster but ended the week on a high note!
Looking forward to: Eli’s birthday!! Not quite sure how my first baby is turning THREE! I am so excited for his birthday party because I know he’s going to have a blast! Trying to enjoy as much one on one time with him as possible in his last few months as an only child.
Best moment of this week: Eli, Gamma & I had such a fun trip to College Station this weekend! Eli loves playing with Audrey & Madeleine & looooves all of their toys. He didn’t want to leave and was asking if we could come back while we were still there haha.

24 week appointment: Baby’s heartbeat in the low 140s. My next appointment is my 28 week glucose test and she asked if I wanted an ultrasound next time to check on his size. I think she’s a little concerned about his size...I was measuring 25 weeks today instead of 24.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

23 Weeks | Our Little Grapefruit | Baby Boy T#2

23 weeks
How far along: 23 weeks
How big is baby? Grapefruit
Symptoms: Same symptoms (tailbone & pelvis pain, shortness of breath) plus knee pain when I’m on the elliptical (thanks extra weight)
Maternity clothes: Yes
Sleep: Meh sleep is alright except I seem to wake up pretty early (4ish) and then can’t go back to sleep. Also waking up on my back & flipping to my side a lot.
Miss anything: Being able to do cardio without some kind of pain! Powering through though!
Movement: Love those little kicks I’m starting to feel! Eli actually felt one (I think) laying in bed the other night!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope!
Have you started to show yet: Ha, obviously. And I’ve officially been told I “must be close” asked if it’s twins...so let the fun comments begin!
Labor signs: None
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: On & off this week...been going without my Aggie ring more & more.
Mood? Happy for the most part
Looking forward to: Going to College Station next weekend! Eli always has so much fun there!
Best moment of this week: Eli feeling baby brother kick. I love our little conversations with him in bed about baby brother. He says “baby brutha loves me”...so sweet!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

22 Weeks | Our Little Coconut | Baby Boy T #2

22 weeks
How far along: 22 weeks
How big is baby? Coconut
Symptoms: Nothing new this week. Continue to have occasional tailbone/pelvic pain & shortness of breath.
Maternity clothes: Yes
Sleep: Sleep is good for the most part but I wake up like one million times per night on my back & have to flip myself to the side.
Miss anything: Actually being able to squeeze by things...I forget how much I stick out haha
Movement: Definitely feeling him more & more & starting to see little movements on the outside!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope!
Have you started to show yet: Yep
Labor signs: None
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: On but my Aggie ring has been a little tight the last couple of days
Mood? Happy!
Feeling boy or girl? Boy, duh
Looking forward to: Celebrating Justin’s birthday this weekend! Family time is my absolute favorite! For sure cherishing all of these memories we are making with just the 3 of us.
Best moment of this week: EVER Hoopla was amazingly inspiring & I met so many great people! Also got some evening cuddles with a sick Eli...hate that he wasn’t feeling well but love the cuddles!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

21 Weeks | Our Little Endive | Baby Boy T#2

21 weeks
How far along: 21 weeks
How big is baby? Endive
Symptoms: Not too many symptoms this week. Still the occasional tailbone & pelvic pain. Shortness of breath when laying down or flipping on my side.
Maternity clothes: Yes
Sleep: Sleep was much better this week being in my own bed with my pregnancy pillow - hallelujah!
Miss anything: Running on the treadmill (I can’t believe I’m actually typing this…)
Movement: Feeling it more & more. Especially when I’m at work sitting on my exercise ball or laying down. Justin has felt him a few times now too! Can’t wait until the movements are bigger & Eli can see/feel!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing - yay!
Have you started to show yet: Yep
Labor signs: None
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: On
Mood? Pretty happy this week, not overly emotional
Feeling boy or girl? Boy, duh
Looking forward to: EVER Hoopla this weekend!
Best moment of this week: Getting back into our routine was nice. Eli had his first swim lesson which went really well & he had a blast at Harper’s bowling birthday party. Somehow he powered through Saturday with no nap (catch air in the am & birthday party in the afternoon) but was such a fun little guy all weekend!