24 weeks!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

how far along: 24 weeks! yay 6 months! it's sooo nice to be this far into the pregnancy! grow baby grow!

how big is baby: 8.5 inches long and 1.5 pounds! holy crap! 

weight gain: 6 pounds. 

sleep: sleep has been quite the struggle this week danget. i'm not really uncomfortable yet or anything i just can't get to sleep and when i do i can't stay asleep. i hope this week is a little better! 

missing: being able to take nyquill. that stuff is the shiz. 

craving: this week i'm on a german pancake kick. 

feeling: good! tired. but good and happy. 

gender: boy that moves around like a little sweetie all the time. i love it. he's so cute!!!

best moment of the week: i'm starting to look more pregnant this week and not just like weirdly bloated! score!

looking forward to: spending the day up in the mountains tomorrow. 

random thoughts:

-the other day i was at a gas station and the cashier was like, "hey pretty girl. what you up to today? do you have plans later?" i totally panicked and just said awkwardly, "I'm pregnant." (thinking duh? isn't it obvious) He's all, "niiiiicccceeee high five! but what are you doing later?" it was so weird and hilarious. 

-i love this time of year. we are just enjoying every last minute of summer. 

-i'm really excited to see bernie with the baby. they are going to love each other. 

-we have 2 names picked for this little man and i can't wait to meet him and see which one fits! 

-just when i think my boobs can't get any bigger. they do. *not complaining*  (and i know i know, when my milk comes in they will be planets) 

-i already know what we are going to be for halloween and it's funny and i'm excited. 


happy labor day!

23 weeks!

Friday, August 22, 2014

how far along: 23 weeks! 

how big is baby: 8 inches and 1.2 pounds! yay for not being ounces anymore! 

weight gain: still at 5 pounds. 

sleep: my dreams are so wacky. i keep having nightmares of elephants in captivity. haha. 

missing: being able to eat whatever I want! haha. this is something i'll miss the whole pregnancy. 

craving: fruit! peaches. 

feeling: pretty dang good and i'm grateful every day for that! i have noticed working out is getting a little bit harder. i really have to push through on my runs! my goal is to run until i'm 30 weeks at least. i've started to feel a lot of back pain and sciatic nerve pain as well.

gender: boy! i wish i could call him by his name that i love! if only ryan would love the one i have picked out for him. haha. i still have a few months to talk to him into it. ;) 

best moment of the week: ryan was able to feel him! yay!! he's been moving around like crazy and it's heaven. 

looking forward to: tonight! i've had a busy week and have been gone most of the nights with work and i'm so excited to spend some time with my ryan. 

random thoughts:

-so i swear i've become better at sports since this baby boy has been inside me. hahah. but seriously! i beat ryan for the first time at pig the other day and i was close to beating my older brother! my aim with skeet shooting has gotten better too. i'm such a nut. 

-i've been kind of a crappy person this summer. my summer has been so jam packed with work and i've been so focused on putting what energy i have into it that i haven't had much energy left over for  family and friends. i feel so bad about it but i'm working on it. it's all about balance. 

-ryan has been so good to me throughout this pregnancy. he's been so helpful and thoughtful and makes me feel like i'm the most beautiful and wonderful person in the world even when i feel like i'm a lame-o. 

-with how crazy life has been lately feeling baby move all day every day is such a sweet comfort to me! 

-yay for being 6 months pregnant next week! 

happy weekend everybody!


21 weeks!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

how far along: 21 weeks! (and a few days) i'm a little late with this post

how big is baby: 7 inches and as big as a banana! 

weight gain: 5 pounds. 

sleep: i've been sleeping really good this past week. 

missing: being able to eat huge portions without getting sick. i've always been able to eat about as much as my husband at one sitting but i've had to learn to eat less and more frequently. (i'm realizing as a write this that this isn't a bad thing hahah) 

craving: oh my gosh i've had the biggest craving for homemade broccoli cheese soup the past couple weeks.  i finally made it on sunday and it was everything i imagined it would be. (even though all the butter in it made me super sick) but oh my yum!!!!!

feeling: i have a feeling this is the most wonderful part of pregnancy. i'm in heaven right now. he's been moving around a lot more and it's kind of the best thing ever. 

gender: boy. oh my sweet baby boy. i love him. 

best moment of the week: being with family all week long. i'm in mourning right now with fair week being over. 

looking forward to: ryan being able to feel the baby! he's so excited! 

random thoughts:

-i'm starting to gain weight every where pretty quick but today i woke up loving and appreciating my body so much. i've really never been more proud of it and i've never felt so beautiful.  

-my anxiety and paranoia is kind of through the roof recently. this has been a problem for me always but i'm hoping to start some therapy before baby comes because i think it could really help! 

-i'm grateful for every single day that baby is growing in my body and every single day that he is healthy. i tell ryan every week that i will be so grateful if we go over my due date.  i know i'll be  uncomfortable but i feel so blessed to not be on bed rest or anything like that and that there have been no signs of preterm labor or anything. 

-i know after i have the baby i will be so happy but i'm certain i will miss this baby in my belly safe and sound and with me always. i'm trying to enjoy every minute. this might be my only oppurtonity to be pregnant! 

-will baby inherit my bad taste in music? haha ryan hopes not. 

-i'm so excited to see what baby boys personality will be like. ryan and i could not be more opposite! haha. i just know we will be super lucky if he's anything like his dad. ryan is like the sweetest most content person i've ever met and his baby pictures melt me. 

-if i could i would never wear a shirt. (or pants for that matter) i feel the most comfortable when there is nothing touching my belly. 

-i'm kind of a brat guys. i wish i was more laid back about this but i hate when people tell me what to do and i really hate when i get advice i don't ask for. (unless it's my mom) i know this is my problem and i need to get over it but it totally rubs me the wrong way. just let people do their thing and what they are comfortable with. 

-i'm searching for a light pink maternity dress that has  those like super cute flutter sleeves and is pretty tight on the belly. if you see one anywhere please let me know! 

happy tuesday! 


20 weeks!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

how far along: 20 weeks! halfway! yipee! 

how big is baby: 6.5 inches! 

weight gain: 4 pounds. 

sleep: now that our gender scan is over i've been sleeping so dang good. 

missing: nothing really.

craving: every thing sounds good.  except meat and french fries (which is crazy to me. #frenchfrylover)

feeling: good. thank goodness. this week was crazy busy with work. 4 weddings! i'm just feeling really tired today. i love sleepy sundays. 

gender: boy. i just knew it! oh i'm so happy!

best moment of the week: seeing our boy move around like a mad man cutie at our ultra sound! 

looking forward to: fair week with my family this week! 

random thoughts:

-i'm still able to go for a good run every morning and i'm so grateful for that. running keeps me (and Bernie) sane. 

-i'm so grateful my job and that it keeps me busy. 

-i need to start doing my bump pictures right after church rather than right after my nap. i'm always looking tired and greasy! haha

-i'm really tired today and i feel like a zombie so it's pretty fitting that we are just about ready to start world war z.  happy sunday!