37 weeks

Sunday, November 30, 2014

how far along: 37 weeks! full term!

how big is baby: around 6.5 pounds! 

weight gain: 14 pounds. 

sleep: my dreams are starting to get super weird. i had a dream the other day that my mom came in the night while i was sleeping and broke my water. haha! 

craving: pumpkin pie. so glad i got my fix this week. 

feeling: feeling pretty good considering i'm 9 + months pregnant. haha. i'm in pain a lot of the time and my acid reflux and nausea are pretty intense sometimes but it's super manageable. 

gender: boy! boy clothes are so cute. i've been having way too much fun putting little outfit ideas together.

best moment of the week: this week was so wonderful! i had an appt on wed and i went from 30% to 90% effaced in just a few days so that was such great news. thanksgiving with my family was so great. we laughed our butts off pretty much the whole weekend. jodie was a sweetie and threw me my last baby shower on friday for our family in town and i got lots of good stuff! it was just a really good week. 

missing: it'll be nice to bend over and put my shoes on easily again. haha. 

looking forward to: just everything. haha.  i'm in this like super happy state where i'm savoring every moment of pregnancy but also wondering every day if this is the day that i get to meet our son. it's just so magical! 

random thoughts:

-my doctor was pretty shocked with the progress my body made this week. she seems to think he will arrive any day now. i'm thinking we still have a bit but what do i know!? 

-i'm going to sound like a brat (because i kind of am ha) but i love proving people wrong. for allred thanksgiving we have a tradition playing sports with all my cousins after dinner and it's one of my favorite traditions ever.  i had someone tell me a few months ago that i wouldn't be able to participate in any of the games because i'd be too pregnant. it bugged me because a)i look forward to do this day all year and b) i hate when anyone tells me i can't do something. hahah. but i played basketball and dodgeball the whole day with everyone and it was awesome. i kind of stressed ryan out during it all and felt like i got hit by a bus when we got home but it was so worth it. hahaha 

-so i figured out a way to explain to ryan how my braxton hicks contractions feel. it feels like someone poured a thin layer of concrete on around my stomach! my stomach gets so rock hard! it's crazy. 

-i can't even believe my due date is 2 weeks and 5 days away. holy crap.  

-i have such a desire to walk and walk and walk. my body just wants to always be moving. i feel the best when i'm up and walking around. good thing i have a pup that loves walks too! 

-the nesting feeling is so intense right now. 

-only a couple more of these updates left! eek! 

36 weeks!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

how far along: 36 weeks! 

how big is baby: according to our ultra sound he is 6 pounds! 

weight gain: still at 12 pounds. (which seems low i know but my doctor FINALLY stopped bugging me about gaining weight after she saw for the 2nd time on the ultra sound that baby is big and healthy. so i'm good. he's healthy. i'm healthy.) 

sleep: pretty good! thank you body pillow. 

craving: drinks! haha! i've been mixing orange juice and milk together and it's heavenly. baha! a lazy orange julius. 

feeling: good! i am experiencing a lot of pelvic pain, leg cramps and back pain but i'm kind of just getting used to it. haha! i'm just so in awe and amazed with my body right now. i'll love it forever for growing this boy for me. 

gender: i can not wait to kiss his lips! 

best moment of the week: hearing i'm dilated at my appointment and our ultra sound! we got to see his profile and he has the biggest poutiest lips! oh my gosh! i started crying right when i saw them. he's already melting me. 

missing: being able to move and lift anything heavy! ryan is a sweetie that doesn't let me lift anything! haha! i was lifting the pot of soup to pour into tupperware last night and he's like, "wait let me do that!!" hahah 

looking forward to: thanksgiving in wyoming!!!!!!!!!! stay in this week baby! 

random thoughts:

-so many people assume i'm miserable and impatient and like dying to be done because i'm only a few weeks away. i'm good! i know he'll come when he's supposed to! 

-i feel really beautiful and so proud of my body. so grateful to be a woman and to be able to experience being pregnant! 

-my belly popped SO MUCH this week. so fun!

-i've been able to keep a pretty positive attitude about everything but  a couple nights i went into panic mode.  the OMG "can i freakin do this?!" panic. i'm feeling better now. :) and i'm totally allowed a freak out now and then. ;) 

-i think we are finally sent on ONE name!!! but we will still have to see how we feel when we meet him. 

35 weeks!

Friday, November 14, 2014

how far along: 35 weeks! holy crap! 

how big is baby: 20 inches long and over 5 pounds! 

weight gain: 12 pounds still. 

sleep: i wake up about 5 and then can't get back to sleep. my body is just getting ready for the nights up with the baby i guess! 

craving: my appetite is non-existent right now.  every time i eat i get sick so i'm really having to force feed myself! haha! 

feeling: really good! i'm starting to feel more tired and uncomfortable but it's super manageable. i can't believe i only have 5 weeks left of being pregnant! oh i know i'm going to miss it. 

gender: he's the sweetest boy. i feel like every day he drops lower and lower.. haha. which makes me think even more that he'll come before his due date. 

best moment of the week:  maternity pics + the first snow yesterday! 

missing: working out. oh i miss it! 

looking forward to: my appointment a week from today. i will get an "exam" and an ultra sound! oh i can't wait to see him! 

random thoughts:

-ryan woke me up yesterday morning and said, "sami guess what? it snowed!" he opened the window for me and i squealed like a 5 year old. 

-i'm soaking up every day of this pregnancy because holy crap! i only have a few more weeks left! 

-i'm still dying over all the cute stuff i got at my shower last week. my friends have the best taste! 

-bernie is snoring so loud right now and it's the cutest 


34 weeks!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

how far along: 34 weeks! 

how big is baby: 20 inches long and about 5 pounds. :) 

weight gain: 12 pounds. 

sleep: ok! it's been hard for me to get back to sleep after my pee parties at night but it's not bad. 

craving: orange juice. chocolate milk. juice. diet coke. ice water. liquids etc. ;) i'm so freaking thirsty all the time!  

feeling: really good! i've been so giddy these days. this has been may FAVORITE stage of pregnancy. 

gender: it's so fun getting to know him more. he has hiccups after every meal. in the morning he stretches with his butt in the air and it makes the left side of my belly super tight! when he moves around it feels like he's swimming in my belly. he's been in the same position for like 6 weeks! he's just ready for the big day i guess! ;) 

best moment of the week:  my baby shower yesterday! oh it was so wonderful having so many people that i love in one room. thank you SO MUCH kenz for planning it all! and for everyone who came to support us. i feel so loved and lucky. 

missing: my hard workouts! 

looking forward to: i have my last wedding before he gets here on saturday and i would just love if i didn't go into labor before than! haha. ;) i'm really looking forward to shooting it so he better keep his cool this week! ;) (i'm not really that worried but ya know)  

random thoughts:

-my belly is still measuring small so we will most like have to get ultra sounds at every appointment here on out to make sure he's growing good. i can't wait to see him on the screen at the next appointment. it's the best. 

-ryan is working like crazy overtime right now and i'm so grateful for him and all he does for us. 

-i'm just cherishing these last few weeks until he gets here.  i'm obviously SO excited to hold my baby and have him here with us, but i just LOVE being pregnant and i just love our little life of me and ryan. i'm soaking up my sweet husband as much as i can because i know everything will change drastically (for the better) once baby is here! everything will revolve around him! haha! 

-i can't wait to call him by name. it's killing me that we aren't set on one yet. gahhh. 

-i know this probably means nothing but i reaallllly feel like he's going to come a couple weeks early. my sisters and mama had all their babies a bit early so i'm so curious to what is going to happen with me! i'm writing this now so i can look back on it and see if i was right! haha. 

-that's all for now! 5 weeks and 5 days until my due date!