Saturday, March 28, 2015

Bump Updates! Weeks 27-30

I know I've been slacking lately....I blame it on the third trimester!

Week 27

How far along: 27 weeks
Baby's size: Rutabaga, length from head to rump approx, 13.6-14.8 inches. Weighs anywhere between 1.5 to 2.5 pounds!
Total weight gain: 11 pounds total! 
Maternity clothes: YES! 
Stretch marks: Not yet
Sleep: Getting a little trickier. 
Best moment of this week: Having 2 more snow days this week! It was so nice to relax and work on things for you, baby girl! 
Miss anything: sleeping comfortably, breathing normally, being able to comfortably put on tennis shoes or boots-still...
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: Still sweets! Although I've been able to eat more veggies and some chicken lately! 
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, getting my glucose test over with which was this week! Waiting for results! 

Week 28 

How far along: 28 weeks-Third Trimester has officially started! 
Baby's size: Eggplant, length approx, 13.6-14.8 inches. Weighs anywhere between 1.5 to 2.5 pounds!
Total weight gain: Probably 12-13 pounds. 
Maternity clothes: YES! 
Stretch marks: Not yet
Sleep: Getting a little trickier. Hips hurt :( 
Best moment of this week: Finding out that my glucose test came back normal! Has to be under 140 and mine was 113!!! BUT, I'm slightly anemic, so I have to take an iron supplement. I also had my first baby shower! My kindergarten class threw me a baby shower on Friday (March 13th). It was so delightful and PINK!! We are so blessed with a wonderful group of parents! 
Miss anything: sleeping comfortably, breathing normally
Movement: She is definitely a mover! Love seeing my belly go crazy! I had a dentist appt this week and she wasn't sure about the reclining chairs. She was moving ALL around! 
Food cravings: Still sweets!
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 is next week! The baby shower in WV! So excited!

Week 29


How far along: 29 weeks 
Baby's size: Acorn Squash,  length approx. 15.2-16.7 inches. Weighs anywhere between 2.5-3.8 pounds! *According to the ultrasound I had this week, she is measuring 2 weeks ahead and is already 3.5 pounds. YIKES! 
Total weight gain: Probably 12-13 pounds. 
Maternity clothes: YES! 
Stretch marks: Not yet
Sleep: Getting a little trickier. Hips hurt :( Noticing that the recliner is most comfortable for sleeping. 
Best moment of this week: *NOTE-The trips to and from WV were pretty miserable with rain and traffic on the way to WV. Add in some swelling and it was terrible. It was better weather and traffic wise on the way back to TN but it was still miserable with having to stop so often and swelling* We went to WV from Friday-Wednesday of my spring break! It was jam packed with fun and events, too! I had the most beautiful baby shower thrown by my mom, sister-in-law, best childhood friends, church family and family! It perfectly shabby chic! I'll write a whole other post just about the shower. We got to go out to eat Saturday night with my dad's side of the family for birthday celebrations at Fazio's Italian Restaurant! It was amazing! We got to go to my home church on Sunday, brought out all the baby gifts to organize with mom on Sunday afternoon, went to a community group from church with mom and dad, went shopping with my besties, Kelly, Brittany and Kelly's sweet girl, Brylee! Got to see mom at work and see her co-workers, had an amazing Ultrasound, ate at Taste of Asia, had a relaxing day at home with Derek and then we went out to lunch and saw my cousin and aunt! We had dinner at Graziano's Pizza place with my family and cousin and uncle! The rest of spring break when we got back was all about unpacking the things that would fit in our SUV for Olivia, running errands, seeing friends, celebrating my hubby's 30th birthday with friends and family! 
Miss anything: sleeping comfortably, breathing normally, having my feet/ankles/hands not swell.
Movement: She is definitely a mover! Her movements can still be jabs sometimes but I often feel her rolling around, too. 
Food cravings: Still sweets! Italian food.
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 but getting closer to having to be taken off :( 
Happy or moody most of the time: a little of both but mostly happy!
Looking forward to: Celebrating Daddy's official 30th birthday, getting furniture (at least a dresser) for your room soon, next doctor's appt. 

Week 30

How far along: 30 weeks-10 weeks or LESS! 
Baby's size: English Cucumber, length approx. 15.2-16.7 inches. Weighs anywhere between 2.5-3.8 pounds! *According to the ultrasound I had last week, she is measuring 2 weeks ahead and is already 3.5 pounds. YIKES! We will see for sure next week at my doc appt. 
Total weight gain: Probably 13-15 pounds. 
Maternity clothes: YES! 
Stretch marks: Maybe one small one :-/ But she is all worth it! 
Sleep: UGH! I miss sleeping in my bed comfortably. Over the last week, I've slept more in the recliner than in my bed.  
Best moment of this week: Celebrating your Daddy's 30th birthday, getting a dresser for your room!
Miss anything: sleeping comfortably, breathing normally, having my feet/ankles/hands not swell. Wearing my wedding rings :(
Movement: She is definitely a mover! Her movements can still be jabs sometimes but I often feel her rolling around, too. I love seeing you make my belly move! 
Food cravings: Still sweets! 
Anything making you queasy or sick:  not this week. 
Have you started to show yet: definitely. And strangers are making comments...
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: Off most days although I bought a $15 pretty target stand in ring for now. 
Happy or moody most of the time: a little of both but mostly happy!
Looking forward to: Going to your next doctor's appt, setting up the dresser in your room and getting more of your things organized! 

I will be posting about my baby showers soon! I can't wait to share a nursery update and reveal hopefully soon! Thanks for hanging in there with me! 



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