Bumpdate {24 weeks}

October 30, 2014
how far along: 24 weeks, 5 days
 Bumpdate {24 weeks}     24 weeks

size of baby: a cantaloupe {10.5-11.8 inches, 12.7-20.8 oz)

gender: precious baby girl!

weight gain: up 14 pounds {to 142 as of this morning…yikes!}

maternity clothes: totally!
stretch marks: using my Mustela cream like crazy, but definitely feeling the tightness and itchiness on occasion!
rings: on

nursery: I was able to organize a lot but it still needs paint, the bed to be moved out, furniture to be put together, etc.

movement: all the time! she’s definitely on the move in there…so much fun to watch and feel! 

symptoms: some fatigue, sciatic pain and cramps in my calves like no other in the night!

sleep: sleeping great!

cravings: pretzels! soft, warm, salty pretzels with cheese is like heaven! and sweets {cookies & candy are everywhere for Halloween and I’m taking advantage!}
aversions: nothing really specific…

what I miss: coffee with vanilla creamer, and sushi!

best moment this week: we had such a fun time on Saturday at the Hollywood Bowl seeing Cole Swindell, Lee Brice & Luke Bryan in concert!
Luke Bryan Tickets   hollywood bowl

looking forward to: my sister-in-law’s engagement party on Saturday and MAYBE some nursery progress on Sunday!

Bumpdate {22 + 23 weeks}

October 13, 2014
how far along: 22 weeks, 2 days
Bumpdate {22 weeks}

size of baby: a papaya {10.5-11.8 in, 12.7-20.8 oz}

gender: a little miss!!

weight gain: apparently I had too much fun last weekend! up almost 11 pounds {to 138.8 as of this morning}

maternity clothes: definitely
stretch marks: really trying to slather on the Mustela! I know they say its genetics, but I’m trying everything!
rings: on, but getting a little tight after long, hot days or lots of walking!

nursery: hopefully we will get a little jump start in the next couple of weeks!

movement: all over the place! it’s like a dance party in there! I can feel her from the outside and a couple other people have been able to too!

symptoms: lower back pain has actually been much better last week! I find I’m losing my marbles a bit in the memory and emotional department, but I’m trying to hold it together!

sleep: eh…some nights it’s great, others {like last night} I toss and turn for what seems like hours without being able to fall asleep. in the early hours of the morning the aquatic acrobatics going on in my belly don’t help, but it’s a small price to pay!

cravings: lots of sweets! I need to go on a sugar detox!
aversions: nothing I can think of…

what I miss: sushi…had a bit of a craving over the weekend! I’m going to have to make a fried rice/california roll run soon to curb the craving!

best moment this week: being on vacation and really feeling her move all around! I was pretty much obsessed every evening when I settled down and she started dancing!

looking forward to: being home this weekend to get a jump start on baby shower plans with my sister and sister-in-law and maybe do some nursery organization!

October 24, 2014
how far along: 23 weeks, 6 days {oops, a little delayed}

size of baby: a grapefruit {105-11.8 inches, 12.7-20.8 oz} not quite sure if I get this comparison…that is a VERY large grapefruit!

gender: a baby girl!

weight gain: up 12 pounds to 140 {oops again!}

maternity clothes: oh yes! bought some cute tops at target and still wearing the couple pairs of jeans I got from the Gap or maxi skirts!
stretch marks: still avoiding them.
rings: on, but they do get a little tight after lots of walking or the morning after I eat a salty meal!

nursery: did a little bit of closet organization this week! yay! now I just have to find somewhere for the mountain of crafting supplies that is now in the living room!

movement: she is the dancing queen! I feel her all throughout the day and in the evenings its the most intense when I lay on the couch at the end of the day…LOVE it!

symptoms: I’m going to officially say “hanger” is a real thing {anger due to hunger}. I have a short window between “I’m getting  a little hungry” and “I need to eat now or I’ll bite your head off”… can’t help it! totally the baby talking!

sleep: sleeping well! just a couple bathroom breaks in the night…and as always I could sleep longer in the mornings! 

cravings: sweet, sweet, sweet!
aversions: not really anything, I’ve been pretty good this week.

what I miss: coffee with vanilla creamer! these chilly mornings just call for it! but a chai tea latte once a week  is doing the trick!

best moment this week: making headway on baby shower plans {everything is so cute} and finishing up some crafts for my sister-in-laws engagement party!

looking forward to: seeing Luke Bryan in concert this weekend! maybe I’ll convince the hubby that Sunday is a good day to paint the nursery too?!

Bumpdate {21 weeks}

October 7, 2014
  Bumpdate {21 weeks}    21 weeks
how far along: 21 weeks, 3 days

size of baby: a pomegranate {10.5 inches, 12.7 ounces}

gender: {see next post!!}

weight gain: I was at 136.5 this morning {up 8.5 pounds}

maternity clothes: yes! loving the couple pairs of maternity jeans I got!
stretch marks: nope, using Mustela! I am pretty itchy every once in a while, but it’s not bad!
rings: on, although after a weekend of wedding festivities and lots of walking at an off-road show my hands were pretty swollen until Monday!

nursery: still no progress… hopefully we will get some paint up one of these weekends we don’t have plans – which is basically never!

movement: the swooshes and flicks are getting stronger on the inside! love it!

symptoms: they’ve pretty much subsided! my body reminds me that I need to slow down after really busy days, but some relaxing helps me recover.

sleep: pretty good…same potty breaks and rotating from side to side throughout the night, but I fall back asleep quickly!

cravings: lots of sweets!
aversions: not really anything specific I can think of!

what I miss: having energy! although I was always one to love naps and relaxing so its not too much different…I just require it now!

best moment this week: spending Saturday celebrating our best friend’s wedding! Todd was the bestman, and I was a bridesmaid. I had to have my dress altered, but it fit and that was a success in my book!

looking forward to: a short week and going camping this weekend!