Monday, November 24, 2014

30 Weeks

30 Weeks: Baby O2 is the is the size of a head of cabbage 
The baby weighs almost 3 pounds and is 15.7 inches long.  This week his/her eyesight continues to develop even though it's not very keen.

How far along? 30 Weeks
Total weight gain? 19 pounds as of this weekend but it's very likely this will be much higher after Thanksgiving!
Maternity clothes? Only in maternity pants but I did wear a maternity tank last week over my jeggings cause I love how long they are.
Stretch marks? Nothing yet and I just started bottle #3 of cocoa butter lotion
Sleep? Falling asleep the second my head hits the pillow and sleeping great all night long.
Best moment this week? Trent starting his 10 straight days off for Thanksgiving break,getting some Christmas shopping done, and I also got my kit in the mail for my December Daily album and squealed like a giddy school girl.
Miss anything? Nothing this week
Movement? The BIG kicks and rolls are definitely here.  I love when something bulges out of my tummy and we guess what it was.  The baby also high fives Trent all the time.
Food cravings? Nope, pretty standard week with food.
Anything making you queasy/sick? Nothing
Gender? Since my one and only dream was a girl, I'm still guessing girl. Only 69ish more days until his/her birthday reveal!
Labor Signs? Not a thing this week.
Symptoms? Minor heartburn at night depending on how I'm sitting or laying and that's about it.  Rib pain- all gone!! One thing we have noticed is that I turn into a mouth breather at night- and mouth breathers annoy me!  When I'm falling asleep I don't feel like I get enough air when breathing only through my nose.  Trent also says that he has caught me snoring twice now.  So he says ;)
Belly button in or out? More flat than out this week. 
Wedding rings on or off? On 
Happy or moody? Excited about everything we have in the next 10 weeks- Thanksgiving, the Christmas season excitement with Cole, New Years, house projects, nursery work, and then... BABY!  Seems like time is moving at warp speed right now. 
Looking forward to? Hosting our first Thanksgiving in our new home this year with both of our families.  Food, family, fun... nothing better.
Daddy moment?  Trent. Is. Amazing.  This boy has a to do list that is a mile long and just keeps knocking things out on his 10 days off like it's nothing.  He also spent Friday at home with Cole when our poor boy got sent home from daycare for a tummy bug.  He definitely won dad of the year since Cole threw up all over him that afternoon. 
Big Brother Cole moment: Cole's latest obsession in the last two weeks has become anything related to trains.  All morning, afternoon, night he'll say, "I want choo-choo" which means he wants to watch Thomas or read his train book.  Can't wait until he sees a train up close in person to see his reaction!

Monday, November 17, 2014

29 Weeks

29 Weeks: Baby O2 is the weight of a butternut squash  
Our little one weighs 2.5 pounds and is a tad over 15 inches long head to toe.  This week the lungs and muscles are continuing to mature and his/her head is growing bigger for the developing brain.

How far along? 29 Weeks
Total weight gain? Not sure- I need to check.
Maternity clothes? Only in maternity pants.
Stretch marks? Nothing yet...
Sleep? Sleeping so good, hope it lasts!
Best moment this week? Having last Monday and Tuesday off with Cole.  That boy is so much fun!  He got to go to another doctor appointment for the baby and loved hearing the heartbeat.  Everytime he's gone and has heard the heartbeat he has grinned ear to ear like he knows what he's hearing.  Melt my heart :) We also had today off together since our daycare shut down with her own sick child.  I don't mind one bit when it means extra time with my boy!
Miss anything? Nope..
Movement? My favorite part of all this- he/she moves all the time!
Food cravings? Had to make homemade Chex Mix this weekend.  It sounded so good and the 3 of us polished it off in 3 days.  Cole was a big big fan just like his parents.
Anything making you queasy/sick? Nothing
Gender? Well, the heartbeat at the appointment last week was 130.  Hmmm... old wives tales would say boy...
Labor Signs? Had our first Braxton Hicks contraction last week at around 9 o'clock at night.  Both of us had forgotten what those were like.  Hope the real ones hold off for 11 more weeks until baby is done cooking!
Symptoms? Minor heartburn and that's it.  I'm sooo happy to report that the rib pain has really decreased compared to what it was like a month ago.  At this point with Cole I had insane heartburn and awful back pain.  Crazy how the heartburn is manageable and I've had no back pain whatsoever.  
Belly button in or out? More flat than out this week. 
Wedding rings on or off? On 
Happy or moody? Happy happy happy!  With Cole, 29 weeks was when I had my first and only crazy preggo lady meltdown.  Could this be on the horizon with this one?!  I haven't had one yet... look out Trent ;) 
Looking forward to? Working on the nursery and starting my holiday decorating!  We're also VERY excited that Trent has 10 days off for Thanksgiving break!
Daddy moment?  Trent kept the ball rolling on the nursery this week and it now has all new doors, beautiful white trim, and he began the wood accent wall.  Crazy connection according to my perpetual calendar- 2 years to the day, Trent began working on accent walls in both nurseries.  My calendar said that In Cole's nursery he began painting the accent wall stripes and exactly two years later he started hanging the wood in Baby O2's nursery.  Crazy how that worked out!  I hope these babies realize all the things their daddy does for them!!
Big Brother Cole moment: The new words keep coming out and daily Trent and I will look at each other like, "Woah, where did that come from?!" This week he also proved he's definitely our son by picking up on his own without being told.  On several different occasions, he has helped pick up all the kitchen stuff he drug out... AND he put them back in exactly the correct drawers/cabinets without help.  On Saturday he had drug out a ton of toys from his basket and then suddenly decided he was going to pick everything up until it was all back in his basket.  Seeing these habits makes his OCD parents very happy!  But then again... he still likes to take every book off his shelf in one giant pile and drag shoes all over the house.  Another funny moment was when he put himself in timeout in the corner. Sadly, this is something he's been visiting quite frequently due to his hitting.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

28 Weeks~ 3rd Trimester

28 Weeks: Baby O2 is the size of an eggplant.   
This week our little one can blink his/her eyes and now has eyelashes. The baby can see light through the womb, is developing billions of neurons in the brain, and is adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world!

How far along? 28 Weeks
Total weight gain? Up 17 pounds.
Maternity clothes? Only in maternity pants.
Stretch marks? Nope- lathering on my cocoa butter like a mad woman though.
Sleep? Slept great all week long but I also feel that 3rd trimester exhaustion creeping back in.  Or maybe it's because I pulled some late nights with work stuff and family time instead of going to bed early.
Best moment this week? We had Bob, Lora, Ashley, Jeryn, and Ian in town all weekend long with us to help get some things knocked off of Trent's pre-baby to do list!  The help was awesome... but the family time was even better.  Cole LOVES his cousins.  He played sooo hard with Jeryn all weekend long.  He totally idolizes her and it was so cute how he would copy whatever she was doing.  They were definitely two hams together.  Then there was all his cuddling and loving on Baby Ian.  He totally loves that baby boy and it was so cute to see him want to see and snuggle the baby any chance he could get.
Miss anything? An adult beverage on these long school days would sure be nice.
Movement? Lots and lots of movements- the kicks and jabs seem to get bigger and stronger all the time.
Food cravings? Major preggo craving thanks to a friend's facebook picture earlier tonight- Cookie Dough Oreos.  Trent agreed that we just HAD to try them out tonight and immediately ran to the store for me.  They definitely got the stamp of approval from all 3.5 of us! 
Anything making you queasy/sick? Nothing
Gender? Trent's guessing boy, I'm guessing girl, and Cole's guessing baby.  Cole went with the safe choice haha.
Labor Signs? Nope- baby better stay put for awhile!
Symptoms? I still had minor heartburn a few days this week based on what I ate, nothing like the first time though.
Belly button in or out? I'd say out most of the time... it does go flat now and then based on the baby's position. 
Wedding rings on or off? On 
Happy or moody? 150% happy all week long!  I think family visiting and a 4 day weekend definitely helped contribute to my excited mood all week long. 
Looking forward to? Having Monday and Tuesday off with Cole Man!  Please let him sleep in...
Daddy moment?  Thanks to Trent and his family's hard work we have a few more things done around here before Baby O2's arrival in 84 days-ish.  Trent and Bob slaved away and got our new fence installed which was definitely not an easy task since they had to dig 34 post holes.  There are a few things that Trent will have to finish up this spring on the fence but we're calling it 90% done and we love love love it.  Inside the house, Lora and Ashley were an enormous help in Cole's bathroom.  They took down the ugly border of different styled outhouses (awful!) and finished painting the bathroom a medium shade of gray.  It's a million times better than before!!
Big Brother Cole moment: It's amazing how Cole's talking has changed overnight.  It's like something clicked and all these new words are coming out.  There are times where all we'll do is say, "Cole, can you say ____?" and he'll say it.  So cool.  He's also starting to say short sentences.  His first sentence ever was at daycare on Halloween.  He said to a playmate, "No, that is my truck." Jan said it came out crystal clear out of nowhere.  Other sentences he's saying include: Wanna go outside, I want Daddy, I want pizza, I want drink (sounds like dree-a) and a few others I'm not remembering.  Clearly he's Trent's son if all his first sentences are about trucks, outside, and food.  We couldn't be any prouder :)

Monday, November 3, 2014

27 Weeks

27 Weeks: Baby O2 is the size of a head of cauliflower.   
Lil' O weighs almost 2 pounds and is 14.5 inches long.  This week the baby is waking and sleeping at regular intervals, opening and closing his/her eyes, and sucking on his/her fingers. More brain tissue is developing and the brain is very active now.

How far along? 26 Weeks
Total weight gain? Up 15 pounds.
Maternity clothes? Only in maternity pants.
Stretch marks? Nope- lathering on my cocoa butter like a mad woman though.
Sleep? As long as I can get comfy I'm sleeping like a baby.  Not waking up for bathroom breaks or anything right now.
Best moment this week? Hands down- Halloween with Cole-Man!
Miss anything? The days of no rib pains. 
Movement? All over and at all times of the day.  Hiccups started this last week too- I forgot how cute those little rhythms are.
Food cravings? Nothing really this week.  
Anything making you queasy/sick? Nothing
Gender? 90 days until his/her birthday.
Labor Signs? No- I'd hope not!  According to my old posts with Cole the Braxton-Hicks contractions could begin anytime.  Holy moly that seems like it's way too early for that.
Symptoms? Some slight heartburn has kicked in here and there.  Thankfully, it's nothing like my fire-breathing dragon days like I had with Cole.  Still just overall getting slower due to the rib pains.
Belly button in or out? Completely flat in some moments and then puffs out in others. 
Wedding rings on or off? On 
Happy or moody? Totally happy all week long!!!  
Looking forward to? A 4 day weekend!!!!  Emporia observes Veteran's Day so that means I get Monday and Tuesday off as well.  SO pumped.  Love that I'll get some extra time with Cole.  I do have to go in to the doctor for the glucose test though... hope all this Halloween candy hasn't skewed my results ;)
Daddy moment?  Trent is making progress on the nursery!!  Paint is done, wood trim is torn out, and the new white door and oil rubbed bronze hardware is up.  So nice to say adios to the wood door and gold knobs.  One door down and only 15 to go... I wish I was joking.  The other Daddy moment of the week was seeing my boys trick-or-treat together.  Cole is such a mini-Trent that it's scary.  Seeing the two of them do father/son things just makes me melt.  They are definitely two peas in a pod.
Big Brother Cole moment: Cole Man has officially stopped taking a paci!  We quit cold turkey this last week after the recommendation from our pediatrician.  He said the sooner the better with the baby coming in 3 months and we didn't even have to do anything special, crazy, or out of the ordinary.  We just took them all away, put them in a box, and stored them in the closet for the baby.  He only wanted his paci at night and in the car so I was  really only worried about bedtime... but after crying for a bit he basically got over it and went to sleep.  And that was that.  What a champ.  Speaking of champ... our Royals All-Star knocked it out of the park at Halloween this year.  We took him around to Emporia's Boo at the Zoo and he didn't quite get the say "trick-or-treat" part but he definitely understood that he needed to grab candy from the person's hand or bowl and he carried his own little tote bag.  It was pretty much the cutest thing ever. The thought of having two little ones in tow next year for Halloween just makes me giddy :)