37 weeks 3 days

How far along? 37 weeks 3 days

Total weight gain: somewhere around 30 pounds. I try not to think about the exact amount…

Maternity clothes? I hate clothes. Nothing fits anymore.

Stretch marks? Nothing on my belly yet…

Sleep: What’s sleep?

Best moment this week: I’ve finally reached “full” term!

Miss anything? Being comfortable. Not hurting.

Movement: She’s running out of room! I still feel her constantly, it’s just different now.

Food cravings: I’m still eating cereal and apples a lot, even though a couple weeks ago I thought I was over them. Not so much. Still REALLY want a pumpkin pie blizzard.

Anything making you queasy or sick: No

Gender: GIRL!

Labor signs: Braxton Hicks here and there. Cramping. Nothing significant.

Symptoms: normal 37 week crap

Belly button in or out? It’s been out the entire time.

Wedding rings on or off? off 😦

Happy or moody most of the time: moody because I’m so uncomfortable. Sorry Matt.

Looking forward to: this baby getting here! whenever you’re ready, baby!

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32 weeks 3 days

How far along? 32 weeks 3 days

Total weight gain: almost 30 pounds. yikes.

Maternity clothes? I’ve pretty much only been wearing maxi dresses to work, and leggings at home. I hate clothes.

Stretch marks? Nothing yet…

Sleep: Still pretty bad. Never comfortable, wake up a few times, etc etc.

Best moment this week: Babes furniture was delivered 🙂

Miss anything? SLEEP!

Movement: I wish I could always see what she was doing in there. I think she does cartwheels.

Food cravings: APPLES! Eating an apple is pretty much the highlight of my day. I get excited at lunch time. So sad.

Anything making you queasy or sick: No

Gender: GIRL!

Labor signs: Noo

Symptoms: I’m so warm, all. the. time. I’m ready for it to be 60 degrees every day.

Belly button in or out? out out out

Wedding rings on or off? officially off 😦 Up until today I was wearing it and then at the end of the day I would have to take it off because it was bugging me, but I wore it to work today and it was nothing but problems.

Happy or moody most of the time: Happy with some moments.

Looking forward to: baby shower this weekend!

23 weeks 5 days

How far along? 23 weeks 5 days

Total weight gain: almost 15 pounds

Maternity clothes? Since we didn’t have much of a summer this year, all I can think about is fall clothes. So now I need jeans and I want to get a whole bunch of leggings. Although, I can’t wear legging to work which is LAME! But for the rest of the time, I’ll be living in them.

Stretch marks? Nothing yet…

Sleep: Hasn’t been too bad lately. Besides Ziggy scratching constantly from allergies.

Best moment this week: It went by fast! Except today is dragging…

Miss anything? Tattoos, roller coasters, corn dogs (even though I really COULD eat them, I choose not to), walking fast.

Movement: Lots. She likes to play games with Matt though. She’ll be kicking a lot in one spot so I put his hand there, but then she stops.

Food cravings: I wanted ice cream with butterscotch for a few days, but that kind of went away. Then it changed to marshmallow topping. I’ve been drinking chocolate milk every morning and eating a granny smith apple in the afternoon, SO GOOD.

Anything making you queasy or sick: nope

Gender: GIRL! 🙂

Labor signs: Nooo. I think I have had Braxton Hicks a couple times, which is super weird.

Symptoms: Just tired at all times. Over it.

Belly button in or out? out out out

Wedding rings on or off? on

Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!

Looking forward to: Getting more baby stuff! We got a swing from a doctor at my work, it’s an older one, but works fine and is good at least for right now for getting Ziggy used to new stuff. I want to buy more clothes and other things she’ll need when she gets here 🙂

19 weeks 1 day

How far along? 19 weeks 1 day

Total weight gain: Between 10 and 15 pounds.

Maternity clothes? I still need pants! I bought new shorts with an elastic waist band and I LOVE them! I should be able to wear them when I’m not pregnant too.

Stretch marks? Nothing yet…

Sleep: Same as before, I still wake up a couple times during the night because I think I know I’m on my back. My left hip is almost always sore now from sleeping on my side so much. Fun.

Best moment this week: In the past week I started feeling baby a little bit 🙂 It feels like little tickles coming from the inside. It was hard to tell at first if that’s what it was, but now I know for sure. Can’t wait to feel real kicks.

Miss anything? Not really. I have a couple events coming up and of course fourth of July that will be completely different than in the past. Not a bad thing, but I feel bad for Matt who has to put up with me when it gets late and we’re out with friends and I get crabby because everyone is drunk and I don’t feel like dealing with it anymore.

Movement: Yes! Like I said, just in the last week.

Food cravings: A lemonade and a funnel cake from SummerFest. Which is no different than any other summer I guess ha. Oh and all weekend I wanted an ice cream cone, finally last night I got one 🙂

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing new

Gender: ONE WEEK UNTIL WE FIND OUT!

Labor signs: Nooo

Symptoms: Still sleepy, still eat a lot, had nausea again one day (hopefully no more).

Belly button in or out? Oh it’s out. Shows through my shirt and everything. So weird.

Wedding rings on or off? on

Happy or moody most of the time: I have my moments! Happy 99.8% of the time.

Looking forward to: This weekend!!! We have a fun, busy weekend planned:
Thursday: Fourth of July on the GoodTime 3 on Lake Erie
Saturday-Sunday: Taylor Swift concert in Pittsburgh with Matt, (hopefully) swimming in the hotel pool, swinging by to see my sister, maybe a movie Sunday evening.
Monday: Of course, finding out what we’re having! It’ll be the perfect end to a fun weekend.

16 weeks 5 days

 

How far along? 16 weeks 5 days

Total weight gain: About 10 pounds

Maternity clothes? I need pants! My normal pants still fit in the legs but none of them button anymore!
Stretch marks? Nope, I don’t think they happen until later…and hopefully not at all!!
Sleep: I kind of hate sleeping these days. I love it, but hate it. I’m not supposed to sleep on my back, which I’ve always been a back sleeper so switching hasn’t been easy. I have pillows wedged up under my back but it makes no difference. I still wake up in the middle of the night and am on my back. Luckily I don’t get up to pee at all during the night, I don’t drink anything in the hour or two leading up to bedtime and I make sure I go RIGHT before I go to sleep. Not sure if this will change here pretty soon…
Best moment this week: Today is Friday!! Nothing has happened really baby-wise and it’s been a crazy week so I’m glad it’s over.
Miss anything? Not really, I love being pregnant so far. I could say I miss my occasional glass of wine after a stressful day (or week) of work, but I don’t care about that at all. If I never had alcohol again I would be perfectly fine with that.Yeah it’s fun, but it made me sick half the time anyway which makes it not so fun.
Movement: Who knows, it could just be in my head or gas or hunger or something. I’ve felt little things semi-regularly, but again, I can’t tell for sure. It’s still early, and I have an anterior placenta so I might not feel anything until later on, so I’ll wait patiently!
Food cravings: Garlic butter sauce from pizza places and gummy worms. Not together, ew. But those are the only things I felt like I REALLY wanted, didn’t HAVE to have them right that second but they just sounded so good.
Anything making you queasy or sick: I used organic coconut oil for my face throughout my whole first trimester, while I had nausea on and off, and now in my second trimester it makes me feel sick to be near it. The smell is AWFUL now. Oh and just the thought of fetuccini alfredo still repulses me because the ONE time I got morning sickness I had just eaten some. Gross.
Gender: Don’t know yet, we find out in a few weeks! 🙂
Labor signs: Nooo
Symptoms: My face is finally starting to get under control but at first it was a DISASTER. What ever happened to the pregnancy GLOW? Still waiting! I’ve always had bad skin but sheesh! Other than that, my boobs are bigger, I pee a lot, I still get sleepy easily, and this stuffy nose nonsense. That could be in part from allergies, but it’s still a pain.
Belly button in or out? Partially out! It really popped overnight and it kind of weirds me out.
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or moody most of the time: mostly happy, i have my moments thought 🙂
Looking forward to: Finding out what we’re having so I can BUY STUFF!

EDIT: Forgot to add a bump picture 🙂

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A quick update

Now that I actually have something fun and exciting to write about, of course I haven’t written a single thing! I am currently 15 weeks 3 days pregnant with our first baby 🙂 Our little one is due November 24!
I’ve had a pretty easy time so far, just a little nausea here and there, only getting physically sick once, thankfully! I really cannot complain at all. I’m finally starting to get some energy back, most of the whole first trimester was spent on the couch.
We still have about a month until we find out what we’re having, but I’ve gotten pretty good at being patient because that’s what this whole thing is about! Waiting and more waiting.
We’re incredibly happy and excited and are looking forward to the next 5 months and beyond!