29 Weeks


This is going to be a short one because I am swamped with work and we are about to get hit with a huge blizzard they care calling “historic” “blockbuster event” and “apocalyptic” – fun fun!

I was able to see most of my family over the weekend which was spectacular.  My only complaint is every time I go up I hardly get to see my one sister even though she knows well in advance I will be there.  It makes me feel like it doesn’t even matter that I am visiting and I get really upset when I go home because she acts like my presence is not a desired event.  I’m the only one in the family right now that lives far away and I only visit once a month, I’d like to see more of her but she needs to make that happen, I can’t force it.  This passed weekend I didn’t see her until after 430 and then she left after an hour to go home, play cards, and then go out to a bar.  I felt like total shit because something she could have done any other day was more important than my visit.  That really upset me.  I don’t even know how to handle the situation to tell her “hey, I’m here…why don’t you visit me and then go out any other day…” I don’t know…

I’m just going to move on before I work myself all up again like I did yesterday…I just couldn’t stop thinking of it yesterday and it really affected my mood.

How far along?    29w4d

Total weight gain/loss? 24 lbs!

Gender?   Boy 🙂

Maternity clothes?  Mostly, yes

Stretch marks?   nope!

Sleep?  I sleep really good, just wake up to readjust a few times but end up falling right back to sleep.  I feel like maybe I could potentially nap now, too…I am not a napper but find myself drifting off when I’m home sometimes.

Best moment this week?  Getting to spend some time with my family – next time I’ll see them is for my shower in March

Miss anything?   Nope!

Movement? He’s almost constantly in motion, makes my kick counting easy.

Food cravings?  nope

Anything making you queasy or sick?  nope

Symptoms?   Movement and growing belly!

Labor Signs?  Nope

Belly Button in or out?  It’s still hanging on being an innie but it is just barely an innie at this point.  It pops in and out when I laugh, it’s so strange.

Wedding rings on or off?  Some are off at the moment because my hand was a little swollen yesterday but the right hand was fine…I think I’m just going to leave them off from now on…

Happy or Moody most of the time?   I’m happy mostly, but when I get hung up on something I really get hung up…

Looking forward to?  I don’t know – this is going to be a blah week with snow and packed with work and homework.  Superbowl is on Sunday but I don’t really care for football nor can I have a beer so it’s going to be hopefully a homework day for me.

Here’s my weekly picture, one of me and my sister Beth comparing bellies (although hers only contains potato pancakes she made for me and baby!  And yes, almost everyone in my family is short so I had to crouch to get to belly level with her lol), and one of me rubbing my belly on my niece’s head.  That’s my way of making baby bond with others…it doesn’t work well with my cats but Trinity thought it was funny…

PS – Beth made my sign this week since we were traveling and I didn’t have my normal sign and the kids decorated the sign 🙂

29w1d

29w1d

Potato pancake belly vs 29 week baby belly.  Baby belly wins!

Potato pancake belly vs 29 week baby belly. Baby belly wins!

Baby bonding with Trin lol

Baby bonding with Trin lol

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28 weeks – Helllooooo Third Trimester!


I just truly can’t believe how time is flying now with school, the craziness of work, and just trying to get anything and everything done around the house.  I need a day of rest.  BAD.  But that is not going to happen anytime soon!

Let’s see…what happened this week?  I was welcomed into the third trimester with acid when I don’t eat every couple hours since my stomach is so small and squished now and cankles!  So now I have to adjust my days just a tad to make sure I am snacking between my smaller meals, drinking enough water (which I know I am…), and getting up and walking around every so often at work to help with the swelling.

I can’t believe there is less than 3 months left!

Yesterday we had another ultrasound to check the placenta – it’s still “low lying” so I still have to keep getting checked, which is fine – I get to see my beautiful boy on the big screen, but I don’t think there will be any problem as my due date draws near.  We just need it to move less than a half a centimeter at this point to be in the clear.  Baby boy was flipped around yesterday and had his feet between the placenta and my cervix so obviously there’s room to get around it. lol.  He was getting a little fiesty and punching the ultrasound wand but we got a good look at his face and it is so freaking cute!! So just a warning, if 3d ultrasounds freak you out, there’s one at the very bottom of this post.

How far along?    28w4d

Total weight gain/loss? 22 lbs!!  I’ll get another update on Thursday.

Gender?   Boy 🙂

Maternity clothes?  Mostly, yes

Stretch marks?   nope!

Sleep?  Now that I got Joe to set the sleep timer on the TV when I wake up in the middle of the night to shift positions I am not waking up to a blaring TV that keeps me up for a while…now it is darkness and quiet and I go right back to sleep.  I’ve been sleeping pretty well, it just never feels like it is enough when I wake up in the morning.

Best moment this week?  Seeing baby boy’s face ❤

Miss anything?   Nope!

Movement? So much, so strong.  He doesn’t like things resting on him and punches/kicks anything that rests on my belly for more than a few seconds

Food cravings?  nope

Anything making you queasy or sick?  nope

Symptoms?   Kicking and growing belly!

Labor Signs?  Nope

Belly Button in or out?  It’s still hanging on being an innie but it is just barely an innie at this point.

Wedding rings on or off?  The fake ones are on!

Happy or Moody most of the time?   Happy!  Although I had a freak out day yesterday…everyone has one and there was so much pent up stress combined with a day that anything and everything that could go wrong, did so I deserve it.  It was probably from all that sugar in the freaking glucose drink that sparked it…holy cow was that sweet.  Bleh.

Looking forward to?  Seeing my family this weekend.  It’s been since Christmas so I am definitely going through withdrawal from the family.

Here’s some pictures:

Belly only - waiting for Joe to get home to take my weekly picture

Belly only – waiting for Joe to get home to take my weekly picture

28w1d

28w1d

I thought this was funny - this is me trying to sit up.

I thought this was funny – this is me trying to sit up.

I was trying to capture how my sweatshirts don't cover my belly anymore...but the perspective was difficult to get by myself...still turned out funny :)

I was trying to capture how my sweatshirts don’t cover my belly anymore…but the perspective was difficult to get by myself…still turned out funny 🙂

My smiling boy <3 Love him!

My smiling boy

27 weeks, baby furniture, nursery sneak peak, and lines!


I can’t believe how time is flying now.  I blinked and a week went by.

This is a very exciting week, it’s the last week in the second trimester!  We had a checkup on Thursday and baby is incredibly active, he would not sit still for the doppler but we finally got a good read after several minutes of trying to get a bpm – he’s still holding strong at 154.  My fundal measurements are still exactly on point.  The doctor manhandled baby boy to see what position he was in and he is head down!  While this is probably going to change since he still has plenty of room to move around I feel like this is how he has been for a week or so now so if he can just keep it that way so I don’t worry, that would be lovely 🙂

The baby furniture FINALLY came in…11 weeks of waiting, that’s all!  I freaking love it.  Thanks to our good friend, Dave, we were able to get the furniture safely to our house on Saturday and I wrangled the troops to help Joe get everything put together that night.  The nursery is ALMOST complete as far as what I am planning on doing to it.  We still have shades to install, curtains to press and hang, and a few more wall decorations to pick out and put up…but as of right now it is almost done!  I’ll give you a little sneak peak at the end of this!

My first week of class was decent, not too much work but it will only get busier from here.  I fell asleep studying last night, I was thoroughly exhausted after being up until almost 2am on Saturday getting the nursery ready.  I think I really had a full blown nesting second wind when everything was assembled and I wanted to see some more stuff done before I went to bed.  I still can’t believe how quickly this week went by and how much was accomplished.  I’m incredibly happy!

How far along?    27w3d

Total weight gain/loss? 22 lbs!!  Holy crap did Christmas play a role in this.  I didn’t think I ate that much lol.

Gender?   Boy 🙂

Maternity clothes?  Mostly, yes…surprisingly right now I have non maternity clothes on but it is just a few pieces of non maternity that still actually fit.

Stretch marks?   nope!  I can thank Joseph for religiously slathering on the cocoa butter for me at night…gives me a nice sheen and softens my skin (and puts me to sleep) while giving him some time to bond with baby ❤

Sleep?  I get great sleep still.  Still don’t get up for bathroom breaks which means baby is being kind to my bladder…I also wind down my liquid intake as bedtime draws near so that may be helping as well.

Best moment this week?  Getting so much of the nursery done!  I am in love ❤

Miss anything?   Nope!

Movement? So much, so strong.  Joe even felt a few HUGE kicks last night which was pretty cool.

Food cravings?  nope

Anything making you queasy or sick?  nope

Symptoms?   Kicking and growing belly!

Labor Signs?  Nope

Belly Button in or out?  Just barely in…but it is getting close…There’s a picture at the bottom lol – I spotted the beginnings of Linea Nigra which I texted to my sister and my barely in belly button is also visible in the picture

Wedding rings on or off?  The fake ones are on!

Happy or Moody most of the time?   Happy!

Looking forward to?  In 1 week we have a checkup on my placenta so we get to see baby boy again!  They are going to try to do another 3d image for me as well since he wasn’t cooperative last time lol

27w1d

27w1d

Picking up furniture!!!

Picking up furniture!!!

Boxes in the living room

Boxes in the living room

This is how I help :)

This is how I help 🙂

Getting ready to assemble!!

Getting ready to assemble!!

Crib is almost done!

Crib is almost done!

Sneak Peak #1

Sneak Peak #1

Sneak Peak #2

Sneak Peak #2

Sneak Peak #3 - my view while on the glider...I didn't want to move!

Sneak Peak #3 – my view while on the glider…I didn’t want to move!

I think this is the start of linea nigra!  I sent this picture to my sister and she said that is definitely looking like the start of it :)

I think this is the start of linea nigra! I sent this picture to my sister and she said that is definitely looking like the start of it 🙂

26 weeks – time is starting to fly!


Holy cow did that week fly by…so did the previous couple weeks of my school break!

Today I start my final class before Baby C’s arrival and it looks like it is going to be a busy one based on my syllabus!  This week I said goodbye to 2014 which has been so good to me but I’m welcoming 2015 with open arms as it seems it is only going to get better from here!

The painting in the nursery is really almost done…the closet doors are being painted and there’s one coat of white on the base of the room that needs to be done.  We are just about ready for the furniture to come in!

Saturday I had a great dinner with a couple whom I really love, they are awesome and are there for us always.  The husband selflessly volunteered to help us pick up the furniture for the nursery whenever it comes in because he knew we were worried about how we were going to get it from point A to point B since Baby Depot does NOT deliver.  It is so generous of him!

Yesterday I attended a friend’s baby shower, she’s exactly 10 weeks ahead of me.  It was a great time.  It was supposed to be a surprise but unfortunately she had to be told as her husband’s best friend lost his battle to leukemia and the stress of the loss sent his friend’s wife into labor who was due right around the same time as my friend who’s baby shower I was attending.  I can’t even imagine what she was going through, just losing her husband to a disease he fought so hard against and actually was in remission for a few years.  His dying wish was to hold his son but instead he will be his guardian angel forever.

So sad.

OK, lets get into the stats before I well up in tears again…

How far along?    26w3d

Total weight gain/loss? 15.5 lbs at the last check but definitely went up since then – I’ll finally have an update on this for next week’s update.

Gender?   Boy 🙂

Maternity clothes?  Mostly, yes.

Stretch marks?   nope!

Sleep?  For the most part I get enough sleep – I do wake up a few times throughout the night to adjust and get comfortable.

Best moment this week?  Ringing in the new year with the expectation that the best is yet to come, celebrating babies, seeing friends, the looks on people’s faces when they feel baby move, all the love my belly is getting (when asked to touch it!)

Miss anything?   Nope!

Movement? A lot, there have been some pretty powerful kicks recently, too…one that made my arm bounce right off my belly!  He also likes to kick the cats if they snuggle up next to me, it’s a riot!

Food cravings?  nope

Anything making you queasy or sick?  nope

Symptoms?   Kicking and growing belly – I feel completely “normal” aside from that.  Sometimes I even forget I have a belly and just feel like my normal self.

Labor Signs?  Nope – I haven’t even had any braxton hicks, I assumed I would feel something by now?  Oh well, I’ll take it 🙂

Belly Button in or out?  I can’t believe it is still in…but it is getting close…

Wedding rings on or off?  I actually had to switch to my fake rings I took to Mexico on our vacation because I didn’t want to bring platinum and diamonds in case I lost them…they are a half size bigger – my fingers seem to be swelling over night but correct themselves as the day goes on.  It was inevitable.

Happy or Moody most of the time?   Happy!

Looking forward to?  We ordered a new refrigerator that is being delivered on Thursday…I’m such a dork for being super excited about it but we will finally have ice, a water filter that is easily accessible, tons of storage, and a freaking pull out freezer!  We also have a check up on Thursday so anytime I get to hear BabyC’s heartbeat is a fantastic day to me 🙂

And here’s some pictures 🙂

26w1d

26w1d

New Years - I made it to midnight!

New Years – I made it to midnight!

New Refrigerator coming on Thursday!!  lol

New Refrigerator coming on Thursday!! lol

Joe and Josh comparing belly size at our friend's baby shower

Joe and Josh comparing belly size at our friend’s baby shower

Ali and myself at her shower - she's got me by 10 weeks exactly!

Ali and myself at her shower – she’s got me by 10 weeks exactly!