Bumpdate {31 weeks}

December 18, 2014

how far along: 31 weeks, 4 days

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{bumpdate photos this week were taken by the wonderful Kim of Kim Harvey Photography! there are so many to love that they will get their own post! stay tuned!}

size of baby: a pineapple {15.2-16.7 inches, 2.5-3.8 pounds}

gender: a sweet baby girl!

weight gain: up 27.5 pounds! {lets hope we keep it slow and steady from here on}

maternity clothes: for sure! still rocking my regular pj’s and comfy clothes at home…but we all know how that works out!

stretch marks: keeping them away with my Mustela cream!

rings: on…but I’m thinking I should remove them for a bit, just so they don’t get uncomfortable!

nursery: is really coming along!! our rocker came last week {thanks mom & dad!} and I’m trying to finish washing the bedding! we got some adorable wall art from Hobby Lobby last weekend and I cannot wait to get it all hung and share some pictures!

movement: still crazy in there! she moves ALL. THE. TIME…and I love it!

symptoms: mild back pain, fatigue {duh, +27.5 pounds}, and major nesting! is that a symptom? I’m not sure…but at least its a productive one!

sleep: cannot get enough! but so happy that I’m sleeping well!

cravings: sweets {as always}, soft pretzels and sushi! really, I think I just want miso soup and anything I can put soy sauce on!

aversions: nothing in particular…

what I miss: being able to walk through Ikea without feeling like I ran a marathon!

best moment this week: we were busy bees last week! decorated {minimally} for Christmas, checked off many lines on the baby to-do list, had a 3-d ultrasound & I had photos taken!!

the hubby was a trooper this weekend and we had “a really big day” on Saturday {side note-I’ve never seen this movie – can you name it? –  but Todd and a friend of  mine keep referencing it, so naturally it’s all I think about when writing about a Saturday morning filled with errands}.  we ordered the stroller {which has arrived and is AMAZING!}, picked out a side table from Ikea {but still have to go back to find it because it was sold out}, found some super cute decor at Hobby Lobby AND explored Buy Buy Baby for the first time!! thank goodness Hobby Lobby and Buy Buy Baby aren’t just right around the corner from our house! it was my first time at both stores and I can officially say I’m addicted!!

on Monday we spent the morning and evening at Kaiser for an appointment and Baby Care Basics! so much information! let’s hope we remember how to swaddle and bathe her 2 months from now 😉

Baby Care Basics    Bumpdate {31 weeks}

oh, and it was also my birthday! I had a wonderful time celebrating with my family! apparently baby progress is way more exciting!!

looking forward to: a relaxing weekend! we have a housewarming party to attend on the calendar, but hopefully the rest of the weekend will be spent enjoying our cozy living room {see our beautiful shorty tree on my Instagram from this morning} and washing baby stuff!

Bumpdate {30 weeks}

December 9, 2014

how far along: 30 weeks, 3 days

Bumpdate {30 weeks}    30 weeks

size of baby: a cucumber {15.2-16.7 inches, 2.5-3.8 pounds}

gender: all pink around here!

weight gain: 23 pounds as of this week…

maternity clothes: of course! although I lucked out and found a super cute non-maternity dress at Express last week that I was able to wear to my baby shower!

stretch marks: keeping them away with my Mustela cream!

rings: on, but still feeling a bit tighter…

nursery: it is amazing that a space can go from empty to completely crammed in one weekend! we are so grateful for our friends and family that showered us with love and gifts this weekend! hoping to get it all organized this week! we even ordered the rocker this weekend too!! 🙂

movement: I’m not sure if this girl ever sleeps! I notice her all throughout the day doing gymnastics or something in there!

symptoms: still just breathlessness and back pain…the back support I got helps when I’m up and about doing things, but isn’t comfortable to sit with it on at all.

sleep: is still pretty good, but I notice its taking me longer to fall back asleep after I get up for the bathroom…just getting used to spending more time awake at night I guess!

cravings: still loving sweets!

aversions: nothing in particular…

what I miss: I’m pretty content right now! so much excitement and we are getting closer to B-Day! can’t miss too much!!

best moment this week: my sister and sister-in-law did an amazing job throwing me a baby shower this weekend {with the help of our moms}! the decor was beautiful, the food and desserts were delish and we couldn’t be luckier to have such wonderful and generous friends and family!! more on this in another post, but here’s a sneak peek! 🙂

Baby Shower Dessert Table    baby shower game

looking forward to: getting her nursery organized and big items out and together {like her car seat}! also getting our tree tonight and doing some Christmas decorating! we’re also doing some baby classes this week {we did “breastfeeding for success” last night}. making everything seem more real – only 67 more days to go!!