Monday, March 2, 2015

My 26 Week Bump



How far along: 26 weeks
Baby's size: Head of lettuce, length from head to rump approx, 13.6-14.8 inches. Weighs anywhere between 1.5 to 2.5 pounds!!! POUNDS! YES! 
Total weight gain: I would say between 8-10 pounds total. We will see for sure on Wednesday at my doctor appt.
Maternity clothes: YES! 
Stretch marks: Not that I can tell but it will be hard to believe that my belly will get even bigger. 
Sleep: Some nights are still better than others. Usually still wake up with hips aching even though I'm using a body pillow. 
Best moment of this week: watching my belly move like I have a gymnast in there! 
Miss anything: sleeping comfortably, breathing normally, being able to comfortably put on tennis shoes or boots. 
Movement: Love feeling by baby girl move around! Her kicks and movements are getting stronger every day. She also has hit a big growth spurt and loves to stretch out and push on my belly. The pressure hurts occasionally. 
Food cravings: ANYTHING SWEET! Chocolate lava cake in my round covered baker with vanilla ice cream was a delicious treat last week!
Anything making you queasy or sick:  not this week. 
Have you started to show yet: definitely.
Gender:  Our little Miss Olivia Michelle will be her daddy's girl and her momma's world! 
Labor signs: no but I believe I've had some Braxton hicks contractions.
Belly button in or out: in
Wedding rings on or off: On 
Happy or moody most of the time: a little of both but mostly happy!
Looking forward to: Spring break, baby showers, seeing friends and family over spring break!







Thursday, February 19, 2015

My 24 & 25 week baby bumps!


*Wrote last week*
How far along: 24 weeks
Baby's size: Cantaloupe, length from head to rump approx, 10.5-11.8 inches. Weighs anywhere between 12.7 to 20.8 ounces.
Total weight gain: 5 pounds total, maybe a few more? 
Maternity clothes: YES! 
Stretch marks: Nope! 
Sleep: some good some bad
Best moment of this week: Spending the weekend celebrating my father-in-law's birthday and valentine's day with my love. Also, Kenzi (my sis-in-law) and Sandy (my mother-in-law) got to feel Olivia kick for the first time! They were good ones too!
Miss anything: sleeping comfortably. 
Movement: Lots of stronger kicks/jabs. Still don't know if it's a hand or a foot but they sure are exciting!
Food cravings: Chocolate, fruit, pizza
Anything making you queasy or sick:  not this week
Have you started to show yet: definitely.
Gender:  Our little Miss Olivia Michelle will be her daddy's girl and her momma's world! 
Labor signs: - 
Belly button in or out: in
Wedding rings on or off: On 
Happy or moody most of the time: a little of both but mostly happy!
Looking forward to: the weather prediction of snow..maybe we will get some time off next week!

How far along: 25 weeks
Baby's size: Cauliflower, length from head to rump approx, 13.6-14.8 inches. Weighs anywhere between 1.5 to 2.5 pounds!!! POUNDS! YES! 
Total weight gain: 5 pounds total, maybe a few more? 
Maternity clothes: YES! 
Stretch marks: Nope! Belly sure is getting bigger though!
Sleep: Hips and back are starting to hurt frequently. I sure can fall asleep early in the evening in the recliner, though!
Best moment of this week: A WHOLE week off of school due to the ice storm/snow/poor road conditions and frigid temps! 
Miss anything: sleeping comfortably. 
Movement: Love feeling by baby girl move around! 
Food cravings: anything sweet and popcorn!
Anything making you queasy or sick:  not this week. 
Have you started to show yet: definitely.
Gender:  Our little Miss Olivia Michelle will be her daddy's girl and her momma's world! 
Labor signs: - 
Belly button in or out: in
Wedding rings on or off: On 
Happy or moody most of the time: a little of both but mostly happy!
Looking forward to: Spring break in a few weeks for the first few babies showers for Miss Olivia! One being thrown by my kindergarten class as a combo "Spring party/baby shower" and one thrown by my mom, sister in law, family and friends in WV! 

I've received a few things over the past couple weeks that I absolutely ADORE! 2 packages from my great Aunt Kay and I purchased (only paid shipping because I had a coupon) for a carseat canopy for my Livy Bug! 

Aunt Kay sent 2 beautiful white with pink monogram bibs for baby girl and then another package that had a pink newborn gown with an O monogramed, a pink bib with her monogram initials, and a pink burb cloth with an O and Olivia monogramed on it! 




Sunday, February 8, 2015

My 22 & 23 week bumps!


How far along: 22 weeks
Baby's size: Papaya, length from head to rump approx, 10.5-11.8 inches. Weighs anywhere between 12.7 to 20.8 ounces.
Total weight gain: According to my scales around 5 pounds. 
Maternity clothes: YES! 
Stretch marks: no. THANK YOU  Palmers Cocoa butter!
Sleep: So far, good this week! 
Best moment of this week:   
Miss anything: nah...well maybe coffee but decaf has been pretty good so far :) 
Movement: Feeling baby girl move more but I haven't felt her consistently on the outside and Derek hasn't been able to feel her kick yet. 
Food cravings: Going to the grocery store was rough this week because every isle kept calling my name with something I wanted.....Nutella, chocolate covered raisins, french onion dip and chips...basically everything unhealthy. I did have some yummy snack this week of apple slices, almond butter and granola. 
Anything making you queasy or sick:  We tried a new tomato soup this week and it was TERRIBLE! Derek ate more of it that I did but I took one bite and I had to spit it out. :(
Have you started to show yet: definitely.
Gender:  Our little Miss Olivia Michelle will be her daddy's girl and her momma's world! 
Labor signs: - 
Belly button in or out: in
Wedding rings on or off: On 
Happy or moody most of the time: a little of both...but the irritably is real...
Looking forward to: A 3d/4d ultrasound on Friday in Murfreesboro to get our DVD and spending Saturday and Sunday afternoons with one of my besties doing a cake decorating class! 


How far along: 23 weeks
Baby's size: Grapefruit, length from head to rump approx, 10.5-11.8 inches. Weighs anywhere between 12.7 to 20.8 ounces.
Total weight gain: 5 pounds total (official from the doc) 
Maternity clothes: YES! 
Stretch marks: no. THANK YOU  Palmers Cocoa butter! But she sure is stretching out in there!
Sleep: So so. Lower back is starting to hurt more even with my "nest" I've built up around me with pillows.
Best moment of this week: Our doctor's appointment and spending time with family and friends!
Miss anything: chicken....I told Derek I really missed getting chick fil a sometimes. I love their waffle fries and lemonade and used to love their chicken before getting pregnant. He took me there and got a lemonade and french fries for us to share on Saturday! He's a GOOD man! I still might try their chicken again soon sometime!
Movement: This baby girl sure is a mover! She loves to wake me up in the morning :) I guess she'll be a morning person like her momma. 
Food cravings: Chocolate, fruit, chuy's tex mex food!
Anything making you queasy or sick:  We went to Ghengis Grill Mongolian BBQ place where you pick out your raw meat and veggies/seasonings/sauces and then they cook it on the grill for you. I realized I can't go there anymore while I'm still pregnant. The smell of the raw meat almost sent me over the edge. The food was delicious after it was cooked, of course, and I think I ate more veggies than I have in a while! 
Have you started to show yet: definitely.
Gender:  Our little Miss Olivia Michelle will be her daddy's girl and her momma's world! 
Labor signs: - 
Belly button in or out: in
Wedding rings on or off: On 
Happy or moody most of the time: a little of both...
Looking forward to: getting some sewing projects started for Olivia soon!



Saturday, January 24, 2015

My 21 week bump

So this was close to 21 weeks but I had to include this sweet little bathing suit that I just want to buy!


How far along: 21 weeks
Baby's size: Pomegranate/ 12.7 ounces
Total weight gain: 3-4 pounds! 
Maternity clothes: YES! 
Stretch marks: no. THANK YOU  Palmers Cocoa butter!
Sleep: good/bad...having weird dreams again and hot sweats....Baby girl decided to start kicking around 4 am a couple mornings ago and didn't stop for awhile. 
Best moment of this week:  Feeling Olivia move around in my belly! Especially in the evenings! Registering at Target and Babies R Us! Girls shopping trip to Lebanon! I got a few things for baby girl and "Auntie Whitney" bought Olivia her first cardigan sweater! SO PRECIOUS! 
Miss anything: nah...well maybe coffee but decaf has been pretty good so far :) 
Movement: Feeling baby girl move more but I haven't felt her consistently on the outside and Derek hasn't been able to feel her kick yet. 
Food cravings: Going to the grocery store was rough this week because every isle kept calling my name with something I wanted.....Nutella, chocolate covered raisins, french onion dip and chips...basically everything unhealthy. I did have some yummy snack this week of apple slices, almond butter and granola. 
Anything making you queasy or sick:  We tried a new tomato soup this week and it was TERRIBLE! Derek ate more of it that I did but I took one bite and I had to spit it out. :(
Have you started to show yet: definitely.
Gender:  Our little Miss Olivia Michelle will be her daddy's girl and her momma's world! 
Labor signs: - 
Belly button in or out: in
Wedding rings on or off: On 
Happy or moody most of the time: a little of both...but the irritably is real...
Looking forward to: A 3d/4d ultrasound on Friday in Murfreesboro to get our DVD and spending Saturday and Sunday afternoons with one of my besties doing a cake decorating class! 

Sweet Olivia, 

Mommy cannot wait to kiss your sweet face and snuggle you! I love feeling your stronger kicks and I think in the next week or 2, Daddy will be able to feel you move! The kids in mommy's kindergarten class are SO in love with you! They draw pictures of you, ask questions about you, comment on your growth by my growing belly :), and even talk to you and hug you! One little sweet girl gave me a hug and her head is right on my belly. She got this amazed look on her face and looked up at me and said "Mrs. Clark....I JUST HEARD BABY OLIVIA'S HEART BEAT!" Then all the other kiddos had to place their ear on my belly to try to hear you. Momma couldn't bear to tell them that it was probably just my tummy growling or even my heart beat that they were hearing! God has blessed us with so many sweet moments so far and I can't wait to see what new experiences we face in the weeks to come! 

I love you so much already, baby girl!

Mommy

Dear God,  
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for blessing us with this precious gift! You know everything about Olivia already! I can't wait to see if she will have hair when she is born, what her sweet little face will look like and You, heavenly Father, already know! I am amazed by your grace and blessings. Continue to be with us during this time of growth and maturation!

Amen


Thursday, January 15, 2015

My 20 week bump

Half way there! YIKES! Some days I feel like this pregnancy is flying by and we have so much to do and other days, I feel like I can savor the moments as the slowly move by!



How far along: 20 weeks 2 days
Baby's size: Banana/11 oz. 
Total weight gain: 2 pounds! 
Maternity clothes: YES! Baby is growing more and more each day! 
Stretch marks: no.
Sleep: good/bad...the norm these days!
Best moment of this week:  Feeling baby Olivia move more! Browsing sweet baby girl clothes!
Miss anything: nah...
Movement: Feeling baby girl move more but still not able to really feel her from the outside yet. 
Food cravings: Ham and pineapple pizza....I am my mother's daughter..I was told she ate pizza all the time when she was pregnant with me. 
Anything making you queasy or sick:  not this week..thank goodness!
Have you started to show yet: I would say yes....when my kinder babies come in every day and say "Wow, Mrs. Clark, your belly is getting bigger! Baby Olivia must be growing today!" it's a pretty sure thing that I'm showing :)
Gender:  Our little Miss Olivia Michelle will be her daddy's girl and her momma's world! 
Labor signs: - 
Belly button in or out: in
Wedding rings on or off: On 
Happy or moody most of the time: a little of both...but the irritably is real...
Looking forward to: Registering soon with hubby and a girls day trip out to the lebanon outlets on Monday! Carter's/Gap/Gymboree outlets...here I come! 

Sweet things my kinder kids have said:

"You're going to be a mother now...you'll need baby clothes, a baby bed, a stroller,.....We have to get this stuff for you"

Sweet boy talking to my belly:" Baby...Mrs. Clark is your mommy. Be nice to her and try not to kick her too hard." 

And about every week, I get asked when the baby is coming out...oh children, it will be a good long while....

"Mrs. Clark, you can't bend over...you'll smush your baby..."

"Guys, we need to be quiet, you're hurting the baby's feelings....you'll hurt the baby's ears..."

*To be continued as they say more sweet/funny things*



Thursday, January 8, 2015

My 19 week bump




It's A GIRL! 
How far along: 19 weeks 2 days
Baby's size: mango/ 11 oz!!!
Total weight gain: I still have only gained 2 pounds!!!
Maternity clothes: YES! Loving leggings, skinny maternity jeans, and this amazing gray sweater dress that I found on clearance at Target! 
Stretch marks: no.
Sleep: some days good, some days bad. Some days I have bizarre dreams that wake me up...
Best moment of this week:  Our doctor's appointment/anatomy scan! Getting to let the cat out of the bag with our confirmation of the sex of our baby! 
Miss anything:  not this week! 
Movement: Definitely feeling baby move more. Still nothing extremely noticeable. 
Food cravings: Pulled BBQ pork!
Anything making you queasy or sick:  not this week!
Have you started to show yet: Have I started to show????? HELLO! I'm almost halfway to my due date!
Gender:  Our little Miss Olivia Michelle will be her daddy's girl and her momma's world! 
Labor signs: - 
Belly button in or out: in
Wedding rings on or off: On 
Happy or moody most of the time: a little of both. 
Looking forward to:  Celebrating the news of our baby girl with everyone! (Our families and friends found out around Christmas due to us going to a 3d/4d place but our doc confirmed that it was a girl at our ultrasound this week! 

Prayer for Baby: 


Little Miss, 

I loved seeing your sweet little face today! You just wanted to see what was going on and not let the sweet ultrasound tech get a profile view. You eventually let her but not for long. I loved seeing your sweet hands and fingers, your sweet feet and toes! Your little lips are just too precious! Daddy and I were so amazed to see your spine and little heart beating! Mommy can't wait to starting thinking about your nursery and making all kinds of bow and frilly stuff for you! I love feeling you move inside me! I can't wait for daddy to feel you move around, too! 

Love,
Your Mommy

Dear God,
I am overwhelmed that you have chosen me to be the momma of a precious little girl! It is a miracle to see the incredible baby growing inside of me. Help me to trust in you every day and always seek your guidance. Help me to trust in you during the difficult days and rejoice with you in the happy days. Help Derek and I to always put You first and help us to always cherish these last few months just being the two of us. 

Amen