Let's be honest, now that I am a Mommy, there isn't much Liz or much of that, mostly just about Finleigh!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

34 weeks!

How far along? 34 weeks!* Six weeks sounds VERY soon!!
Fruit/veggie size and development: Baby girl is as big as a butternut squash and on average is over 17 inches and weighs anywhere from 4.2-5.8 lbs! (via the bump)
Total weight gain: seriously 23lbs. i feel like i am getting massive (and people tell me I am) so at least it matches the scale?!
Maternity clothes? The weather was lame & rainy this week so all I wanted to wear was sweats. Luckily most maternity pants are still really comfy!
Stretch marks? I am starting to check closely for them, haven't seen them yet... I hope it stays that way, but hey if not, they will be worth it!
Sleep: Bathroom trips and tossing and turning but not too terrible! Bringing my pillow on the weekend trip to help as much as I can.
Best moment this week: Celebrating Kevin's 30th Birthday Sunday! It was our last before we are a family of 3 (5 to count the dogs) and it was really special. He is going to be an amazing Daddy to our baby girl! Pic below from his special day! Love that he rocks the pink ;)
Miss Anything? I love my belly and feeling baby girl move in there all day, buuuut I do still miss not having a belly, being able to squeeze past things, bend over, etc!
Movement: Oh yeah, it already feels like she doesn't have a ton of room in there YET she still manages some pretty good kicks and jabs!
Food cravings: Honestly not much. My appetite is still much less (I hope that is normal!?), drinking a lot of chocolate milk and water and trying to eat more small meals so I get my nutrition!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope!
Symptoms: Still really nothing I should complain about, just little discomforts and some heartburn. I know it could be much worse!
Belly Button in or out? Getting close to out!
Wedding rings on or off? Still very on!
Labor Signs: None thankfully!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: a relaxing 3-day weekend in Bend, one my favorite places on the planet!


*34 week picture is actually from Thursday because as this posts we are off relaxing in Central Oregon for the weekend! Not only on time posting this week, technically even a little early!


Monday, May 20, 2013

33 weeks! & Baby Shower!

Only 2 days late this time... getting better?! Answer and picture as of Saturday morning I promise, but a busy weekend celebrating the hubby's 30th birthday so I am late again!

How far along? 33 weeks!
Fruit/veggie size and development: Baby girl is as big as a durian... huh?! She should be over 4 lbs at this point (WOWZA) and may even grow an entire inch this week. (Where is that inch going to fit?!) She is keeping her eyes open when she is awake and her bones are hardening! (via the bump)
Total weight gain: according to the doctor on Monday 21.6 lbs. no comment.
Maternity clothes? At this point I am just hoping the maternity clothes I have will still fit the bump to the end, yikes! Growing bigger for 7 (or more weeks) really doesn't sound ideal.
Stretch marks? Still doin what I can and haven't seen any... yet.
Sleep: A lot of tossing and turning and I have been staying up WAY too late!
Best moment this week: The baby shower for our little girl! Family & friends and so much love for baby girl! She is already very spoiled and blessed! A few picture are below :)
Miss Anything? Being able to tie my shoes easily! It's not a pretty sight.
Movement: This week at the doctor Kevin asked if babies can be TOO active in the womb. It was precious. And the answer was no haha.
Food cravings: a LOT of chocolate milk and really can't go a day without strawberries! My appetite has definitely slowed down though.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope!
Symptoms: A little heartburn still. Trying to drink a ton of water! And just discomfort. She gets herself into some funky positions and I must look ridiculous trying to adjust.
Belly Button in or out? Same... still not alll the way "out"
Wedding rings on or off? Same... On!
Labor Signs: Same... Nada!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Meeting my friend's precious new baby girl Tuesday, she will only be 8 days old & so tiny! Plus hearing all of her recent labor advice and stories! Crazy what I get excited about now, hearing about epidurals & hospital menus?! Times change.

Baby Shower

My sister flew in from NC and helped throw a baby shower last Saturday with my amazing Mom and one of my very best friends (who is also pregnant! her 2nd!)! It was such a fun laid back time, I loved it! Here are a few pics:

 "thank you for 'showering' this 'growing' baby girl" - so cute
 
Build your own cupcake, mini cupcakes, delish croissant sandwiches and the most adorable pots of onesie "flowers"
 
Mom, Me, Sister, and Grandma! Soon to be Grandma (or whatever name she chooses haha), Mommy, Auntie Em, & Great Grandma!

The 3rd fabulous hostess and our bumps! 22 weeks and 32 weeks here!
*side note: love this new app "a beautiful mess" especially with instagram! iPhone pic heaven!*

Strawberry lemonade in a mason jar with a paper straw?! YES please!!

Bouquet of wash cloths, onesies and booties!

Love bunting banners!


Friday, May 17, 2013

32 weeks! & maternity pics!

 
 I know, SUCH a late post! :( Soooooo my answers were ready by last Saturday AND we even took the picture Saturday morning before the baby shower... and then it was a busy fun family weekend... and then my computer got a virus (shout out to the hubby for fixing it!)... and then i had a crazy busy work week so here it is Friday night finally posting it, but all answers are as of 32 weeks last Saturday the 11th...

How far along? 32 weeks!
Fruit/veggie size and development: Baby girl is as big as a squash and well over 3 lbs, huge squash! She should be (better be) getting prepped in the head down position and is getting more & more cramped in there! (via the bump)
Total weight gain: 20.1 lbs. i shudder to think of that number.
Maternity clothes? yes yes and yes! the heat we have been having is NOT ideal!
Stretch marks? Same... just lathering with lotion and bio oil!
Sleep: A little better, just the usual bathroom trips!
Best moment this week: Picking up my sister at the airport Thursday! She didn't know I was coming since it was during my work day and she was SOOO surprised. We love to make a scene with hugs and this time there were tears too. NC is too far away!
Miss Anything? Not really! Maybe just my old body!
Movement: Allllllll the time. She must be having fun in there.
Food cravings: Apple cinnamon cheerios!!! I was totally not a cereal girl before... and still bananas, strawberries and pineapple. It's so weird!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Same... Nope!
Symptoms: Just feeling her up in my rib region, should be really fun when she is huge!
Belly Button in or out? Same... still not alll the way "out"
Wedding rings on or off? Same... On!
Labor Signs: Same... Nada!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: my shower TODAY!! (see I told you it was ready!)

Maternity Pictures!!!
We had our pictures taken almost 2 weeks ago by Owls Eye Photography and could not love them more! The Tulip Festival was still going on here in Oregon and we did a dusk photo sesh down there. The colors were amazing and we had so much fun! Here are a few of the faves:







 

Saturday, May 4, 2013

31 weeks!

 
Coming next week... better pictures! if we learn how by then :) bought a pineapple too, duh!
How far along? 31 weeks! The single digit week countdown has begun...
Fruit/veggie size and development: Baby girl is as big as a... pineapple!!!! YUM, what would this pregnancy have been so far without pineapple?!? All of her senses are working and her brain and nerves are developing like crazy! Her eyes even react to light. (via the bump)
Total weight gain: almost 19lbs. with 9 weeks to go...
Maternity clothes? Why yes of course :) Got some new tanks this weekend because it has been HOT for Oregon in May!
Stretch marks? Same... none yet! just lathering with lotion and bio oil!
Sleep: A little better, just the usual bathroom trips!
Best moment this week: The letters for her name came and are being painted so we started calling her by it! I am almost glad we took so long to decide so we don't have as long to keep it a secret!
Miss Anything? I am not a fan of hot weather, kind of a heat wimp, so I miss being smaller when it is warm out! I swear it is never hot until July 5th so I was thinking I was safe due the 6th!
Movement: She seriously moves so much. We read a book to her every night and she moves a ton as we head to bed!
Food cravings: strawberries, pineapple and bananas! seriously i go through SO much fruit in a week! also still chocolate milk on the regular! I also perhaps bought a toaster to have at work for when i want a poptart or mini bagel and cream cheese :)
Anything making you queasy or sick: Same... Nope!
Symptoms: Just general discomfort, a little mild heartburn actually, but I try to keep reminding myself it could be SO much worse so I try not to complain. I actually jogged a little this week which was the first time in quite a while!
Belly Button in or out? Same... still not "out"
Wedding rings on or off? Same... On!
Labor Signs: Same... Nada!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy! Seems like we are getting close, I don't want to wait 9 weeks (or more) to meet her!
Looking forward to: my sister will be here in less than FIVE DAYS!! it has been since December so I am soooo excited!! We have a sisters only day on Friday (holla for a 4 day work week!) and then my baby shower Saturday :)

Update: Our "preparing for baby" class is completed and in the books! Some of it was realllly overwhelming (for me), but by the end of the 2nd day today the instructor really did give us some great information. She is very passionate and will actually be giving us our maternity hospital tour this week also! We do feel more prepared (if you can?!) which is the point I suppose...