Bumpdate {34 weeks}

January 6, 2015 {Happy New Year!}

how far along: 34 weeks, 3 days

{not so good with pictures again, but this video of my dancing belly will have to do this week!}

size of baby: butternut squash {17.2-18.7 inches, 4.2-5.8 pounds}

gender: baby girl!

weight gain: I think my body was recovering from all of the food I ate at Christmas {and relieved that I stopped the binge} and I stayed the same this week! up 26.5 pounds…

maternity clothes: yes! still in LOVE with my maternity leggings from the Gap.

stretch marks: keeping them away with my Mustela cream!

rings: off {starting at 32 weeks}

nursery: looks so adorable! finally feel totally prepared…now if I can just get some good pics for a little reveal!

movement: so much movement! love feeling her tossing and turning in there!

symptoms: still feeling a little lower back pain, but on my left side now. I can also basically take a nap at any or all points in the day and have no problem going to sleep for the entire night as well! guess I’m trying to rack up those hours while I can!

sleep: again…can’t get enough! love me some naps and bedtime!

cravings: salty, sweet, repeat…

aversions: had a weird feeling towards eggs this week…something about the texture threw me off but hoping it was just a fluke.

what I miss: energy! I have a feeling that is going to continue for months to come!

best moment this week: really enjoyed spending so many days at home with the hubby, family & friends {especially with my bestie who was visiting from Boston for the holidays!}

we had a quiet but nice New Year’s Eve and I feel really good after all of the stuff we got done around the house in those 5 days off! even had some girl time spent with my MIL & SIL making a few fun wedding decisions with her! {6 months left until my sister-in-law’s wedding!} I’m thinking all work weeks should be 2 days with a 5 day weekend! anyone else?!

looking forward to: our maternity session {yes, another one…but its the last until she arrives, I promise!} with Alexandra Kayy Photography tomorrow! cannot wait to see how they come out…I’ve planned a couple details that I hope make them perfect!

Bumpdate {33 weeks}

December 29, 2014

how far along: 33 weeks, 2 days {less than 50 days to go!!}

33 weeks    bumpdate {33 weeks}

size of baby: a durian fruit? – the Bump needs a new comparison for this week! {17.2-18.7 inches, 4.2-5.8 pounds}

gender: baby girl!

weight gain: up 26.5 pounds…

maternity clothes: yes! lots of leggings!

stretch marks: keeping them away with my Mustela cream!

rings: off {starting at 32 weeks}

nursery: I think it is actually done…for now.  there are just a couple more things that need to go on the walls {one is on order from Etsy and the others are waiting on her indecisive parents to choose her name and to get some photos printed}! I even got all her blankets, swaddles and some clothes and gowns washed!

movement: lots and lots of movement still! I’m noticing some a little lower now…maybe she is getting cozier down in there!

symptoms: so glad I’ve been leg cramp free this week!! hydration and making sure I’m good with my vitamins must be the trick!! still having some back pain…I don’t expect this to go away as the weeks progress! I really need to keep doing my prenatal yoga {oops}!

sleep: cannot get enough…and sleeping well considering I get up 3-4 times to use the bathroom!

cravings: the holiday goodies have definitely satisfied my sweet tooth this week! not craving anything specific… {except for one moment while walking around the liquor section at the market…a cold Blue Moon with an orange sounded DELISH!}

aversions: nothing in particular…

what I miss: being able to roll over/get out of bed without it becoming a show!

best moment this week: I don’t think I can choose one! it was a very short work week and we had a wonderful time celebrating Christmas at my MIL’s on Christmas Eve and at my parents’ on Christmas day! our little girl even got some adorable presents from her family that loves her so much already! this morning we had a quick appointment with our doctor. my health and the little one looked perfectly on track! can’t wait for our last ultrasound in a couple weeks to make sure she is heading down the right way!

33 weeks sillouette

looking forward to: another easy work week and lots of relaxing to start of 2015…the year our little girl will be born {crazy}!!

Bumpdate {32 weeks}

December 22, 2014

how far along: 32 weeks, 2 days

{I failed taking pictures this weekend…Christmas Eve pictures will have to count this week!}

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

gender: baby girl!

weight gain: up to 151.5 this morning {a total of 25.5} – I’m pretty sure I mis-calculated AGAIN last week! but I broke out the calculator this morning and I’ve got it today!

maternity clothes: definitely!

stretch marks: keeping them away with my Mustela cream!

rings: decided this weekend to take them off.  they weren’t quite uncomfortable, but I couldn’t get them off as easily so I figured it was better to be safe than sorry!

nursery: is looking adorable! we’ve made so much progress…I’m starting to feel like we have it under control!

movement: so much movement, all throughout the day! I love it!

symptoms: some back pain still, but was actually not so bad this weekend! getting a little uncomfortable in general throughout the day. after sitting or standing too long. laying down on my side with my Bumpnest seems to provide the most relief! a recent development is waking up to excruciating cramps in my calves!! trying to take in extra electrolytes, potassium and calcium this week! hope it helps!

sleep: love sleep…and still sleeping well!

cravings: sugar, sugar, sugar! I know sugar can contribute to higher birth weight, so I’m trying {my hardest} to limit myself…

aversions: nothing in particular…

what I miss: I gave in to having a cup of decaf coffee when we went out to breakfast Sunday, so I’m not missing too much! just super excited that February is getting nearer!

best moment this week: we had a MUCH quieter weekend this week! I think the best parts were relaxing and hanging up decor in the nursery! it’s all coming together!

looking forward to: Christmas this week!! we are basically done shopping {finishing up a couple errands this afternoon} so we just have to wrap tomorrow! can’t wait for yummy dinners and time with the fam!

Bumpdate {31 weeks}

December 18, 2014

how far along: 31 weeks, 4 days

IMG_3261-3    IMG_3271

{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!!

Bumpdate {29 weeks}

December 3, 2014

how far along: 29 weeks, 4 days

29 weeks    Bumpdate {29 weeks}

size of baby: an acorn squash {15.2-16.7 in, 2.5-3.8 pounds}

we had an appointment yesterday and the ultrasound technician estimated her to weigh about 3 pounds, 3 ounces! in the 56th percentile!

gender: baby girl!

weight gain: up to 148! {yowza, that’s 22 pounds!}

maternity clothes: yes, yes, yes! even invested in a belly support over the weekend!

stretch marks: keeping them away with my Mustela cream!

rings: on, but still feeling a bit tighter…

nursery: is looking great! we have all of the furniture {but the rocker} and the hubby even built in her closet for her over the weekend! getting there!

movement: still moving all over the place! especially in the early morning and after I lay down after work or dinner!

symptoms: occasional back pain, but I’m hoping the belly support will help with that! also, breathlessness like crazy! I feel like I’m a hundred years old after I go up a flight of stairs!

sleep: still great! I’ve been getting some early morning wake up calls with all of the dancing going on, but I don’t mind!

cravings: the cloudy, rainy weather in southern CA is making me want soup and grilled cheese…all day. every day. I’ve had soup for lunch for 3 days and dinner last night!

aversions: nothing in particular…

what I miss: not feeling like I’m 20 pounds overweight after doing anything physical {oh wait…} 😉

best moment this week: we had a wonderful time with both of our families for Thanksgiving! I made this salted caramel apple pie for both houses! so yummy! we got lots of baby shower crafts done on friday, organized little miss’ closet and went wedding dress shopping with my SIL! so much progress and fun over the long weekend! {and since I’m late posting…we also got to see her in an ultrasound yesterday! she has gotten so big…it amazes me everytime!}

Thanksgiving Pie    29 weeks {ultrasound}

looking forward to: our baby shower on Saturday and being 30 weeks! ah…time is flying!

Bumpdate {28 weeks}

November 24, 2014

how far along: 28 weeks, 2 days {hello, third trimester!}

Bumpdate {28 weeks}    Bumpdate - 28 weeks

size of baby: an eggplant {13.6-14.8 inches, 1.5-2.5 pounds}

gender: baby girl!

weight gain: I’m pretty sure I was a little off with my starting weight the past couple weeks! I realized this morning on the scale I’m up 21 pounds to 147! {for the first time I wished my starting weight was 128 like I was thinking, not 126}

maternity clothes: yes! I’ve been loving these maternity jeans I got from the Destination Maternity corner in Macys! the full panel actually goes all the way past my bump and doesn’t cut in like my Gap pair started to do…and they’re super stretchy! good one J. Simp!

stretch marks: keeping them away with my Mustela cream!

rings: on, but feeling a bit tighter these days…

nursery: since this little update at 26 weeks, the crib arrived {the hubby & I set it up that night} and I found a canvas print at Kohl’s that I just love!

movement: still moving all over the place! especially in the early morning and after I lay down after work or dinner!

symptoms: some back pain still, but nothing that I can’t handle with some rest and good posture! at the beginning of last week I was feeling a cold coming on, but I fought it off with vitamins, chamomile tea and sleeping with the humidifier every night! I’ve still got a bit of a cough, but I feel way better!

sleep: sleeping well, besides getting up for the bathroom 3 times a night!

cravings: would love some coffee still! I actually bought a mini Keurig for our trailer which was on major sale at Kohl’s and I was able to use some coupons and Kohl’s Cash! I’m dreaming of cozy mornings camping with coffee and/or hot chocolate!

aversions: nothing in particular…

what I miss: being able to walk, get out of bed or do anything physical without feeling winded! it’s going to be a long 12 weeks…but I wouldn’t trade it!

best moment this week: setting up little miss’ crib and seeing all the progress for the baby shower! my sister, SIL and I worked for like 8 hours on Saturday and got so much done! we also got our maternity pics back and holiday cards ordered!

looking forward to: so much this week! a short work week, Thanksgiving dinners with family {next weeks weight gain is already not looking so good} and going wedding dress shopping with my SIL {and hopefully getting in some r&r at some point}!

Bumpdate {27 weeks}

November 17, 2014

how far along: 27 weeks, 2 days

Bumpdate {27 weeks} front      Bumpdate {27 weeks}

size of baby: a rutabaga? {13.6 – 14.8 inches, 1.5 – 2.5 pounds}

gender: baby girl!

weight gain: up 18 pounds {to 146}

maternity clothes: yes, all the time! still LOVING these maternity leggings from the Gap!

stretch marks: just bought the mega size Mustela! I’ve gone through 2 regular size tubes already…but no marks!

rings: getting a little tighter, but still coming off.

nursery: nothing more than the last update…maybe this weekend we’ll do some more organizing? {hopefully the closet!}

movement: all the time, she is definitely a go-er! dr. said no movement is too much!

symptoms: sciatic and lower back pain still.  calf cramps haven’t been happening as much which is a good thing!

sleep: sleeping really well! 

cravings: sweets, sweets, sweets! {thank goodness I passed my glucose test this morning!} and pretzels…and sushi!

aversions: nothing specific…

what I miss: coffee!

best moment this week: we had a wonderful, relaxing weekend away to the Kern River with the family! we also got to hear little miss’ heartbeat at the doctor’s office this morning! everything is measuring perfect!

27 weeks      27 weeks at the Kern

looking forward to: having the weekend to organize, baby shower plan with my sister and sister-in-law and starting the third trimester!!

Bumpdate {26 weeks}

November 10, 2014

how far along: 26 weeks, 2 days

{ we had 2 photo shoots this weekend and I didn’t even think to have Todd take my picture! I’ll have to update when we get our photos back! ooops…}

size of baby: a head of lettuce {13.6 – 14.8 inches, 1.5-2.5 pounds}

gender: little miss!

weight gain: up 13.8 pounds to 141.8 {nope, not 142 quite yet}

maternity clothes: all the way…I’m living in my “softest leggings” from the Gap! best. pants. ever.

stretch marks: still keeping them away!

rings: on

nursery: so much progress was made this weekend! we’ve organized a lot, my dad and Todd painted and were able to set up our changing table/dresser system! I love how its coming along, although I’m realizing we have much less room than I was originally picturing, so I’m going to have to forgo some of the cute extra stuff I had wanted to be in there… {sneak peek}

painting the nursery {26 weeks}    nursery sneak peek 2 {26 weeks}    nursery sneak peek {26 weeks}    nursery {26 weeks}

movement: like crazy, I’m still obsessed!

symptoms: sciatic pains

sleep: sleeping really well, until the early morning comes around! then she likes to have a dance party! last week I was just giving in and getting up around 5:30, which was nice because I had time to make breakfast for the hubby and I, pack our lunches, AND shower and get ready! that basically has never happened!

cravings: sweets. {candy, cake, hot chocolate, doughnuts, & cinnamon rolls}

aversions: nothing in particular

what I miss: coffee with vanilla creamer!

best moment this week: there was so much…loved doing our mini maternity photo sessions, we got to have a nice date night in Malibu Saturday {with an amazing view} and made SO much progress in the nursery! so very grateful to my husband and dad for all of their hard work!

date night {26 weeks}

{our view at Dukes Malibu}

looking forward to: a fun family weekend!

Bumpdate {25 weeks}

November 4, 2014
how far along: 25 weeks, 3 days
 Bumpdate {25 weeks}     25 weeks

size of baby: a cauliflower {13.6-14.8 inches, 1.5-2.5 pounds

gender: girl!

weight gain: up a bit I think, gotta weigh myself this week!

maternity clothes: definitely! all day. everyday.
stretch marks: still doing good…none!
rings: on {water, water, water!}

nursery: we finally got the bed into the office and the nursery furniture we do have to the middle of the room so we can hopefully paint next weekend! 🙂

movement: oh yes! all the time… she is non stop! last night we had a dance party at 2 am and I was up and about by 5:20 since the party started again at 5 am! at least I was able to be productive before work! thinking that I should continue with the getting up early thing!

symptoms: cramps in my legs, some sciatic pains still and some round ligament pain…but they pass quickly and can be easily handled! also, a few emotional crazy spells {hysterical laughing followed by crying for no reason}.  totally normal, right?!

sleep: sleeping okay, minus bathroom breaks and dance parties!

cravings: sweets!
aversions: pretty much anything healthy, but the scale says I have to change that! 

what I miss: still would love some sushi!

best moment this week: we had a fun time at my SIL’s engagement party this weekend! I also loved spending some QT with the hubby starting to organize the rooms and wandering around babies r us editing our registry and trying out gliders/rockers! 

looking forward to: making more progress on the nursery! my sister and SIL have been working on baby shower plans so I’m also getting excited for that in about a month! 🙂