33 weeks!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

how far along: 33 weeks! 

how big is baby: 20 inches long and over 4 pounds! 

weight gain: 12 pounds. 

sleep: week 30 to 32, not so good. This week it's been wonderful. 

craving: orange juice. orange juice. orange juice. and ice water. i wake up twice a night and guzzle orange juice. haha! i found out this week my sister stormi had the same orange juice craving when she was pregnant with kase! because our pregnancies have been so different we hugged and were so excited we had at least 1 pregnancy symptom that was the same! haha! 

feeling: weeks 31 + 32 were some of my hardest. my back. oh my back. walking was hard work there for a short bit. i was hobbling and limping around everywhere i went. but i still managed to make it work with shooting weddings + san fran! ryan was a sweetie helping me with everything. it's feeling much better this week. it totally just depends on where he is chillin in my belly. he's at a good place right now. thanks bud! 

gender: he's the cutest little roller. he's never been much of a jabber or a kicker. i love him! 

best moment of the week: our ultra sound! he is so cute! more about that below but he has hair!

missing: a good hard work out! my running days are over for a while. but my goal was to make it to 30 weeks and i did it! 

looking forward to: the birth of my sweet babe. it's going to be such a wonderful experience!

random thoughts:

-i felt like a zoo animal in san fran. holy crap did my belly get stared at. haha!  im counting week 31 as the time that i looked pregnant enough for people to comment. the crazy homeless people were so funny about my belly. the best was this dude pointed at my belly and said to ryan, "did you do that?" and then laughed his head off as we walked down the street. this crazy lady pointed to my belly and just said, "BABY." and then walked away. a lot of other people on the streets just said congrats! we loved the people of san fran. everyone (even the crazy people) were so nice. 

-i spent the day in star valley on monday and it was magical. much needed. i love my family. 

-i went in for my appointment on tuesday and my belly was measuring about 3 weeks behind.  the doctor ordered an ultra sound to make sure everything was ok. well it turns out he is measuring over a week ahead! he's a big boy and we are so grateful. he was curled up in a little ball  during the scan with his head down by my cervix and he's facing my back! (i know this could change, don't rain on my parade) but it was still nice to see that he was down there ready for the big day! he had his hands on his face the entire time and it just melted me! and we saw his hair! he has hair! 

-it's so interesting but right when i got pregnant so many people (men & women) told me all of these things i was going to feel and go through during my pregnancy.  my experience has been so different than what everyone told me it would be. the hard parts and the good parts. i will NEVER understand why people try to scare new moms. just keep it positive people! 

-i can't believe i only have 7 weeks (or less) of pregnancy. i'm SO grateful i've been able to experience this. the good and the bad. (and by the way we've had some rough patches, i just don't really share them with anyone but my parents and ryan haha) i'm just savoring these last few weeks before he comes. i love being pregnant. 

30 weeks!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

how far along: 30 weeks! Such a huge milestone! 

how big is baby: 17 inches long and about 3.1 pounds!  

weight gain: 11 pounds. Eek. 

sleep: pretty good this week! thank you new body pillow. OMG. heaven sent. 

craving: wedding cake & jamba juice! 

feeling: good this week. (other than catching a cold yesterday)  i'm still able to go on jogs which is so great. my goal was to still be able to run at 30 weeks so i'm glad i made it! 

gender: he just rolls around all day long. LOVE HIM!

best moment of the week: people in my life being thoughtful. it's been a rough couple weeks but i'm getting through it! 

looking forward to: san fran vacay next weekend! i dread leaving bernie though. sad, i know. 

random thoughts:

-fall i love love love you. 

-work has been INSANE these days! fall is always a little crazy. i love doing family sessions though! 

-people always make a face when i tell them my due date and comment about how crappy it would be to have him born on christmas. i'm 100% certain that wouldn't be the worse thing that could happen people. haha! it'll just make christmas time that more magical!

-bernie has been so snuggly lately and it's just the best thing ever. all those forced snuggles from me are paying off! 

-ryan is so good to me. 

29 weeks!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

how far along: 29 weeks! yay!!!!!! 

how big is baby: 17+ inches long and about 3 pounds!  

weight gain: 10 pounds! holy crap. double digits folks! 

sleep: off and on. i'm starting to just accept the insomnia. 

craving: sweets this week! which is rare for me. 

feeling: physically really wonderful which is such a blessing. i'm just a little stressed out trying to balance work + my calling + trying not to be a crappy person/wife/friend/sister/daughter etc. i'm just going to flat out say it's been a rough couple weeks. 

gender: hi baby boy i think you have lots of dark hair for some reason. 

best moment of the week: talking to my dad on the phone today + having my neighbor Natalie bring dinner over tonight for no reason other than she's just really nice. 

looking forward to: jim gaffigan saturday night! ahhhhh!! can't wait to laugh my head off. 

random thoughts:

-i was up tony grove lake for an engagement shoot last night and it was snowing so beautifully and it really made me so happy. (yes i'm one of the crazies that loves winter) i'm so happy to have our baby born when there's snow on the ground. i can just picture myself holding him in a couple months and looking out the window to see the snow falling. magic. 

-i'm so freakin blessed to live in logan. i love this place. 

-the cashier at the gas station yesterday said to me, "well you look like you ate too much Chinese food!" i wanted to say something back but all i could think of was, "well your face looks like Chinese food....... or something!" so i just glared at him. grrr. haha! ok people. do not say that kind of thing to pregnant women!!! (or anyone)

-and can we talk about the 10 day forecast? perfect fall weather!

-we are going to the corn maze for the combined mutual on tuesday and i'm probably more excited than i should be. i just love this time of year!!! and guys guess what? ryan is young men's president now and i'm so excited we both get to work with the youth in our ward. best callings ever. 

-i've had the best clients this fall for all my family sessions. seriously all of the kids have been angel sweeties which makes my job so easy! (and not as terrified to have a child! haha)

-ryan is the best. 

-i haven't been able to go to star valley since the beginning of august and i'm slowing dying inside! haha. i'm missing my random day trips to see the fam! i'm planning a day trip at the end of the month

-best part of pregnancy for me=feeling him move around. THE BEST. 

-i'm so glad we bought our townhouse instead of a house this year! it's the perfect size for us + baby boy and i just love it.