Monday, February 25, 2013

35 Weeks

35 Weeks: Baby O is the weight of a honeydew melon. 
He weighs 5.25 pounds and is over 18 inches long.  This week his kidneys are fully developed and his liver can process some waste products.  His basic physical development is mostly complete- his main job now is to put on weight!

How far along? 35 Weeks
Total weight gain?  27 pounds
Maternity clothes? Mix of maternity and normal clothes
Stretch marks? None so far...
Sleep? So so... back pain was rough this last week so even lying down was semi uncomfortable.
Best moment this week? Too many to count!  2 snow days last week and 1 tomorrow, both of my AMAZING showers*, being in organizing heaven with all the little baby things to put away, ordering his Easter basket from Pottery Barn Kids in case he comes early and is an Easter baby, picking out his birth announcements so I don't have to when he's here, and feeling him move ALL the time.
Miss anything? One day last week was evidently National Margarita Day?! 1. Why didn't I know of this before this year? 2. Who puts that on facebook for preggo women to see and tease ;)
Food cravings? Sadly... the margarita sounded good!
Anything making you queasy/sick? Nada
Gender? Little man :)
Labor Signs? None and that's how I like it!
Symptoms? Same as last week- being slow, heartburn, back pain, getting hot, puffy feet and face.
Belly button in or out? Out 90% of the time.
Wedding rings on or off? Still on, yay!
Happy or moody? Other than today I was feeling so joyful all week long.  Today was just an emotional day for some reason and the baby hormones took over.  It all started with Trent being told to get a hotel room for the next 2 nights/3 days up by the airport so he can attend some dumb convention stuff for work.  They wanted to make sure he wouldn't miss it due to weather so he had to pack his bag last night to leave right after work.  With the terrible storm and being just a month-ish out from the due date I did not like this news one bit.  Good thing I don't have a husband who has to travel/leave for work often because seeing him leave with his duffel bag today was not a pretty sight for this gal.  Stupid hormones!  It was downhill from there with the last minute changes of rescheduling doctor's appointments, hair appointments, AWFUL work stress with planning on how to make up 3 missed days with state assessments just 2 weeks away, crazy students, etc.  But a perfect doctor's appointment tonight (with Trent able to come before leaving for north KC) to hear our strong boy ended my day on a much better note.
Looking forward to? Our all day birthing class on Saturday- I'm sure this will make everything really real... and our maternity pictures on Sunday.  Also excited to get my hair done later this week cause I'm way overdue for my highlights!
Daddy moment?   My husband blows me away on helping other people.  He is such a selfless person that it still amazes me.  He left work early on the two snow days to snow-blow for 15 houses.  Houses that he wasn't getting paid for or even getting thanked for (some neighbors who didn't even thank him are now on my bad list, grrrr). Meanwhile, I'm inside in the warm house just living the dream being lazy.  He puts me to shame every time!

**My two incredible showers hosted by my co-workers, then Jobeth, Ashley, and Angie were so unbelievable that they deserve their own post when I get the pictures from Ashley.  To anyone who had anything to do with our showers- THANK YOU.  Words can't describe how fortunate we feel!

And pictures from the week...

 Flowers from my dad to brighten my snow days!

On the first snow day at about noon this is what our yard looked like.  NUTS that it all started just that morning.

 Backyard shot mainly to show that the snow went clear up to the top ring of our firepit.

 After being stranded on I-35 for 3.5 hours Trent immediately started in on his snow-blowing for our neighborhood.  The guy loves doing it though :)

 While Trent's outside I got this guy on my lap in front of the fireplace being my laundry folding helper.  He's cute, but he's not much help.

Jobeth and Kyle spent a long President's Day weekend in California and went to Disneyland.  They were thinking of Baby O in all their fun and brought this cute souvenir home!  Can't wait to see him wearing it when he's outside working with his Daddy :)

 Mom, this picture is for you.  See... you really can take good pictures!  Look at this one you got of Harlee girl!

Most ridiculous picture= Bentley trying out Lora's handiwork for one of Baby O's newborn picture outfits.  When you don't have a baby to test the size on... improvise and throw in your five pound dog.  He fit perfect for anybody curious ;)

Monday, February 18, 2013

34 Weeks

34 Weeks: Baby O is the weight of a cantaloupe. 
He weighs 4.75 pounds and is almost 18 inches long.  This week his fat layers are filling out, making him look rounder and his skin is smoother than ever.  His central nervous system and lungs are continuing to mature.
***No school today means no makeup and hair today either.  Just keeping it real :)

How far along? 34 Weeks
Total weight gain?  26 pounds
Maternity clothes? Mix of maternity and normal clothes
Stretch marks? None as of yet... cross those fingers!  I need to go buy bottle #3 of lotion.
Sleep? Sleep is still pretty great, I wake up for a nightly potty break between 3:30 and 4:30 and I usually wake myself up switching sides and having to readjust pillows.
Best moment this week? Having a four day weekend was awesome.  We also saw a foot stick out for the first time this week.  You could easily tell it was a foot kicking out on my left side and it blew us away.  He was being quite forceful this evening as well :)
Miss anything? My old clothes- dressing is becoming a bit boring since options are more limited.
Food cravings? I got my root beer float this weekend and it was delicious!
Anything making you queasy/sick? Not a thing, but I still gag sometimes when brushing the back of my teeth.  I hope this goes away eventually!
Gender? Little man :)
Labor Signs? None this last week!
Symptoms? Being slow, heartburn, back pain, and getting hot since I'm normally freezing all the time.  I'm also noticing some puffiness, majorly in my face but also my feet.  Oh joy.
Belly button in or out? It's not out 100%  of the time but it's getting closer.
Wedding rings on or off? Still on and easily able to pull off.  I hope I can keep them on the whole time.
Happy or moody? HAPPY!  I packed our hospital bag this weekend and got so excited for what's to come in the next 6ish weeks!
Looking forward to? Both of our baby showers are this coming weekend!!!!  I have my school/coworker shower on Saturday and then our friends/family shower on Sunday.  So excited for a fun weekend ahead :)  Then the organizing party begins which thrills me to no end!!!!
Daddy moment?   Trent doesn't mind giving into me one bit especially when I say "his son" is wanting or needing something.  Works like a charm every time ;)  I have the best husband ever!

Having to spend Valentine's Day at parent/teacher conferences until 8 p.m. = LAME.  At least I got to spend the day of love with one of my boys.  Gotta love a school bathroom pic that we meant to send to Daddy... and then forgot... darn baby brain.

We usually don't make a huge deal out of Valentine's Day but Trent was extra sweet this year.  I got a plant so that "we're always in paradise" in Trent's words, tickets to Kenny Chesney in June*, and then a P.S. in my card that told me to look in the freezer for my favorite DQ treat.  Trent knows the best way to woo me is with sweets.
*Concert is June 15 and Trent got worried I wouldn't want to leave the baby yet.  I'm guessing I'll be fine for a night out by that point.  Who is calling first dibs on babysitting lol?

Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday night we hung out with Jeryn Fe at Jerad and Ashley's house and had a blast with Rapunzel.  She was even kind enough to share her wig.

Tio got to wear it too, but we think he looked more like Joe Dirt... hence why he's showing off his guns.  Have to see the movie to get it...

Monday, February 11, 2013

33 Weeks

 33 Weeks: Baby O is the weight of a pineapple. 
He weighs over 4 pounds and is just 17 inches long.  This week his skeleton is hardening, except for his skull plates which won't fuse together so he can fit through the birth canal.

How far along? 33 Weeks
Total weight gain?  25 pounds.
Maternity clothes? Mix of maternity and normal clothes
Stretch marks? None as of yet... cross those fingers!
Sleep? Sleep was wonderful this last week!
Best moment this week? So many to choose but probably celebrating Jeryn Fe's 3rd birthday!  Finishing the nursery was also squeal worthy :)
Miss anything? A Friday night happy hour with coworkers would be so nice with state assessment stress starting to hit.
Food cravings? One of my kids was talking to me about a root beer float today (random convo) and now that's allllll I'm thinking about.  Hint, hint... Trenton ;)
Anything making you queasy/sick? Not a thing
Gender? Little man :)
Labor Signs? None this last week!
Symptoms? I'm starting to feel myself slowing down from my normal on the go speed.  Rolling over and bending over are chores that take longer than normal.
Belly button in or out? It can't make up its mind.  But I'd say more out than in these days.
Wedding rings on or off? Still on and easily able to pull off.  I hope I can keep them on the whole time.
Happy or moody? Even with a slight cold last week for a few days I still haven't been having any mood swings.  There's just too much to be excited about!!!!
Looking forward to? Even though I'll be pulling work days until 8 p.m. two nights this week (parent-teacher conferences) I'm pumped cause that means I have a 4 day weekend to look forward to.  Teachers get Friday off and then it's a holiday on Monday.  Score!  Plus, we have a doctor's appointment tomorrow and it's Valentine's Day this week :)
Daddy moment?   Trent scored some husband of the year points by enduring breastfeeding class with me this last week.

 Jingle with us at breastfeeding class on Tuesday.  We were told to bring a doll or stuffed animal and thanks to Jeryn Fe having Tio fix Jingle... her furry friend went with us.  Jingle will never be the same after what he watched and heard ;)

 Sneak peek of the bedding that Lora made!!!  I swear... this dog honestly thinks he's the one getting a new room.  He laid down in the crib and peeked through the bars and everything.  Ridiculous!

 Harlee needed some blog loving too.  She's our cuddly girl- she got in this position all on her own for some snuggling.  Bentley likes to be held whereas Harlee just wants to snuggle as close as she can. 

Our favorite little lady in the whole world at her birthday party on Sunday.  She pretty much celebrated her birthday all weekend long as true divas should. Tio, Tia, and her baby "Scooter" enjoyed every second!

Tio made her a Squinkie table- aka "Squinkyville"... after her birthday she now has 56 Squinkies.  Spoiled much? ;)

 Stole this picture from Ashley- she won't mind :)  I can't get over how beautiful/dang grown up she looks.  Some of my favorite quotes from J-Fe this birthday weekend:
-"I love everyone here!" at Austin's on Friday at dinner.
-"You're beautiful" She was on my lap at dinner and randomly turned around and said this.  Every preggo lady needs this girl around for the self esteem.
-"Everyone!  Can you feel that?!?  My heart is beeping!" said back at the house on Friday night while entertaining a room full of family.  She loves an audience!
-"Thank you for coming to my birthday!!" said on Friday... and Saturday... and Sunday...
-"I wish forrrr.... MORE squinkies!!!!" at her party after being told to make a wish before blowing out her candles.

Monday, February 4, 2013

32 Weeks

   32 Weeks: Baby O is the weight of a large jicama. 
He weighs 3.75 pounds and is about16.7 inches long.  This week he now has his toenails, fingernails, and real hair- even if it's just peach fuzz.  His skin is also becoming soft and smooth.

How far along? 32 Weeks
Total weight gain?  24 pounds.
Maternity clothes? Mix of maternity and normal clothes
Stretch marks? None as of yet... cross those fingers!
Sleep? Sleep was wonderful this last week!
Best moment this week? Working on some more nursery projects- I think I finally have all the wall decor figured out. 
Miss anything? Didn't miss anything this week.
Food cravings? Nothing new this week.
Anything making you queasy/sick? Not a thing
Gender? Little man :)
Labor Signs? None this last week!
Symptoms? Back pain has eased up and heartburn isn't as intense.
Belly button in or out? In one second... out the next... it sticks out when I'm full, he moves, or I laugh too much. Trent and I could not stop laughing about it the other night which only made it stick out worse.  Still not a permanent "outtie" yet though!
Wedding rings on or off? Still on and easily able to pull off.
Happy or moody? No moodiness here... I'm pumped for these next 8ish weeks to fly by!!
Looking forward to? Getting to see the bedding that Lora made when she brings it up to KC this weekend.  The curtains my mom made are beyond perfect and I'm so ready to see the bedding bring everything together!  I'm also excited to celebrate Jeryn's birthday this weekend.  Can't believe the little diva is turning 3 :(
Daddy moment?   Trent has been busy building J-Fe's birthday present and I love hearing him talk about all of Baby O's projects he'll make the little man one day!