Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Weekly Pregnancy Update
How far along: 31 weeks
How big is baby: The Bump says Pineapple , Babycenter says Coconut and What to Expect says Head of Lettuce (16-19in inches long and 2.9-3.9 pounds)
Total weight gain: Didn't weigh this week but +14 lbs officially from the doctor last week.
Maternity clothes: Ordered a pair of maternity tights and a two-pack of nursing tops on super sale from H&M. I was tempted to buy more but I'm going to try and make do with what I have until the end now. Only 63-ish days to go!!
Sleep: I've noticed my energy (and motivation) are starting to seriously lack. I'm getting more and more tired, which isn't helped by not sleeping all that well, but I try to supplement with naps on the weekend.
Best moment of the week: Finally got a chair for the nursery ordered!
Food cravings: Bagels and cream cheese still. We had to go out and get a half dozen just for me from Einstein Bros this past weekend and I polished off the last one this morning :-O Now I'm looking forward to my Thanksgiving dinner, more so this year than any year I can remember!
Food aversions: Can't think of anything in particular at the moment.
Symptoms: The same ones I've been having plus a bit of swelling in my (can)ankles. My feet and ankles start out nice and normal but the past few days/week I have noticed they are starting to swell by the end of the day which is not terribly attractive. I'm trying to walk around more during the day and hopefully that will help.
Movement: As I type!
Gender: Wee lass ;)
What I’m looking forward to: My baby shower! Next weekend (not this upcoming, but the weekend after) we have our birth class on Saturday and then my baby shower on Sunday - busy, busy! I'm pretty much in the dark when it comes to what's going to happen at the shower so I'm really excited!
What I miss: My energy and motivation! I have zero motivation to do most things, cooking, shopping (other than online), getting dressed up. Just feeling big and tired lately.
Next appt: December 18, 2013


This Thanksgiving I am so very thankful for my wonderful husband and the beautiful little baby of ours growing in my belly. We are very, very lucky to have our own home, two safe cars, good jobs, food on the table, our families and our health. We have so much to be thankful for and I can't wait to enjoy the holiday celebrating all that we are grateful for. Thanksgiving next year we will have transitioned from a couple to a family and while we most certainly have changes (and challenges) ahead of us, I can't wait to see what the future holds.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Weekly Pregnancy Update
How far along: 30 weeks
How big is baby: The Bump says cucumber (length?), Babycenter says head of cabbage and What to Expect says head of lettuce (15.7-17in inches long and 2.9-3.8 pounds)
Total weight gain: +14 lbs (officially from the doctor this morning)
Maternity clothes: No new ones, but trying to mix and match new outfits out of what I have. Adding more accessories and switching up my shoes to keep things interesting!
Sleep: No real changes this week. Pretty tired and getting up 2-4 times a night on average doesn't help, but still doing okay.
Best moment of the week: Getting a ton of work done on the nursery! The crib and changing table are built, as is the stroller (thank you daddy for building everything!!). We still have a little more decorating to do but things are really coming along! Also, mommy and baby had a check up this morning and everything is looking great.
Food cravings: Bagels and cream cheese. After craving (and getting sick on them) in the first trimester I kind of couldn't stand them in the second tri, but we've now come full circle! haha. Also soda.
Food aversions: Really spicy things, some meat
Symptoms: Thought I saw a little stretch mark so I've been slathering on the cocoa butter, but looking for it again today I think it was just a crease from the bedsheets while I slept, phew! Knock on wood! Other than that, still pelvic pain (midwife recommended a support band if it gets worse) and needing to pee all-the-time. Little achy in my lower back and tailbone too, just getting to the end and everything starts to fall apart ;)
Movement: Yep!! Baby girl moves every day but she definitely has days where she is just going, going, going and then other days that are quieter. I'm still getting used to her patterns but I love feeling her move. When I settle in to bed and lay down, I feel her kick and shift quite a bit as she settles in too - so cute.
Gender: A lovely, little girl
What I’m looking forward to: Thanksgiving! (hehe) and starting our birth classes on December 7th.
What I miss: Coffee lately
Next appt: December 18, 2013

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The nursery is really coming along and making things feel so real! I still need to order a couple things and do a little more decorating, but her beautiful room is going to be ready and waiting for her soon! I've been trying to keep up on my reading and will start working on our birth plan soon, can't believe that as of today her due date is only 70 days away!!

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

My 100th post!

Weekly Pregnancy Update
How far along: 29 weeks + 1 day
How big is baby: The Bump says acorn squash, Babycenter and What to Expect say butternut squash (15.2-17in inches long and 2.5-3.1 pounds)
Total weight gain: +13 lbs I think...
Maternity clothes: No new ones but I went through my closet and dug out anything that would work as maternity and put all the other clothes away.
Sleep: Not great, but mostly due to the cold I've come down with, not because of the pregnancy.
Best moment of the week: The hospital tour was wonderful and very informative. It was a great opportunity to learn a lot about what's going to happen and it was great for Neil to learn and see what will go on. I've been researching like crazy to learn all about labor and delivery, but Neil hasn't learned too much...yet! Our birth classes start December 7th :)
Food cravings: Since I've been sick the past few days I've been wanting soup, bagels and cream cheese and fresh fruit and veggies.
Food aversions: Nothing new, spicy food still.
Symptoms: Again nothing new to report. Still getting bigger and bigger by the day. Pelvic pain but it's not getting any worse and some days are a lot better.
Movement: On and off, all day (and night) long :)
Gender: A beautiful little girl
What I’m looking forward to: Our next check up and starting birth class (also, Thanksgiving hehe)
What I miss: Soda
Next appt: November 19, 2013

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We went to IKEA right after our hospital tour (and before I became bedridden with an awful cold for two days) and picked up the dresser/changing table, a lamp, shelves and some other decorations for the nursery. Isla's crib arrives on Thursday and aside from the closet, the room is fully painted. We just need to order the wall decals, assemble the furniture and make a final decision on a chair and the nursery will be nearly done!! There is still some decorating and diy-ing to be done, but everything is coming together for our little girl's room which is so exciting!

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Weekly Pregnancy Update
How far along: 28 weeks
How big is baby: The Bump and Babycenter say eggplant and What to Expect says small cabbage (14.8-17in inches long and 2-2.9 pounds)
Total weight gain: +12lbs according to my official weigh-in two weeks ago.
Maternity clothes: No new ones, don't know how I would get by without maternity pants though
Sleep: Definitely more interrupted and more uncomfortable since my hips really start to ache if I sleep on one side for too long. My pelvis is still bothering me and probably will through the end of the pregnancy from what I've read.
Best moment of the week: Officially crossing into the third trimester!! Only 12 weeks to go - eek! ;)
Food cravings: Sweets and comfort foods (biscuits and gravy, lasagna, basically anything starchy and heavy)
Food aversions: Spicy food
Symptoms: Hip and pelvic pain, but otherwise feeling pretty good. Had a fabulous massage (my first ever professional massage!) on Sunday that eased a lot of tension in my muscles and was so relaxing.
Movement: All the time, stronger and stronger with each passing week
Gender: Mommy and Daddy's little princess ;)
What I’m looking forward to: Our birth tour this weekend! We are going to deliver at an almost brand new hospital and got to do a full hospital tour before they opened in August but on Sunday we go for our official birth tour and get to learn all about the labor and delivery department!
What I miss: Mobility and soda haha
Next appt: November 19, 2013

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I can't believe our little girl will be joining us in only three short months (potentially less!) it seems like it is flying by now and I'm not ready! I know many mom's-to-be at this stage are ready to be done being pregnant and meet their babies but I feel like I need every moment of this third trimester to get ready, the panic is setting in about how much we've got left to do! I definitely feel my nesting instinct kicking in and wasn't sure when or if it would since I've never been the tidiest person (close friends and family will laugh at that!) and I've always been the person to procrastinate. Dirty dishes in the sink? Eh, they can wait until tomorrow. Laundry piling up? I still have clean stuff in the closet, no rush. I might not have done a complete 180 overnight, but I'm definitely feeling the urge to organize.
I feel like I have been so focused the past seven months on just having a healthy pregnancy, now that we are reaching the end I can't believe that what I have been working towards and the little person growing inside me are double digit days away. I'm know I'm not the only mother-to-be who has experienced these feelings and that everything will come together, but sometimes I just wish time would slow down a bit! No doubt it will when I get to be 37+ weeks pregnant and then I'm sure I will be ready to have this baby out, ready or not haha!