38 Weeks!

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How Far Along? 38 Weeks

Total Weight Gain? 40 pounds according to my appointment today. That’s two pounds DOWN from last week? So confusing. I don’t even know how that happens. haha.

Stretch Marks? a few.

Sleep: Good at the moment. I am just at that ALWAYS tired point so I don’t think there is ever going to be getting enough of it!

Best Moment this week: Getting some time with Jonathan this past weekend after not having much time together lately.

Miss Anything? Being able to sit or sleep comfortably. Being able to breath without sounding like I’m climbing Mt. Everest. Being able to bend over and tie my shoes or put on my boots. Having energy so that I can play with my kids.

Exercise: I have decided until the baby is born to give myself some time off to just unpack, decorate, and get ready for baby. I’ve also been taking daily naps. Which is super NOT like me. haha. Only two weeks left now…so I guess it’s good to have some “me” time before that goes out the window for a little while.

Movement: The baby isn’t moving a ton. But I am still feeling most of it during the night hours. I think space is maxed out in there.

Food cravings: Raspberry lemonade, japanese food, ice cream with an icee, COKE! Haha.

Anything making you sick or queasy? Not currently. And I think the baby has dropped because my acid reflux has gotten SO MUCH BETTER  :)

Labor Signs: At the doctor today I was 3 cm and effaced. The baby is really low. This is the furthest along I have been so far in pregnancy in terms of dilation at this stage. But it probably won’t mean anything :)

I am having lots of Braxton Hicks.

Symptoms: Heartburn/acid reflux. Hip pain. Back pain. HOT FLASHES. haha. Exhaustion. Feeling HUGE and not fitting into hardly any clothes at all. We’ve hit the lovely part  :)

Belly button in or out: Halfway out.

Wedding rings on or off? Still on.

Happy or Moody most of the time? Moody

Looking forward to: The baby’s arrival  :)

37 Weeks!

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How Far Along? 37 Weeks

Total Weight Gain? 42 pounds according to my appointment today.

Stretch Marks? a few.

Sleep: So after all of us caught this awful cold virus it’s been rough. Everyone has taken turns keeping me up with their coughing. I think everyone is finally on the upswing and I am hoping to get some rest before the baby arrives.

Best Moment this week: Getting settled into the new house.

Miss Anything? Being able to sit or sleep comfortably. Being able to breath without sounding like I’m climbing Mt. Everest. Being able to bend over and tie my shoes or put on my boots.

Exercise: Because we just started moving I haven’t exercised in a few days. Instead I have been using nap time to unpack and get things put away.

Movement: I haven’t felt the baby as much. I’m not sure if that is because of lack of room or me being so busy. They did a stress test last week at the doctor’s office and everything was fine. So I am sure the baby is just getting too big for the space in there! Ha.

Food cravings: Pizza, salad, steak, potatoes.

Anything making you sick or queasy? Not currently. And I think the baby has dropped because my acid reflux has gotten SO MUCH BETTER :)

Labor Signs: Braxton Hicks. Yesterday I was having some painful contractions and I got a little concerned. But they stopped once I propped my feet up and began to rest.

Symptoms: Heartburn/acid reflux. Hip pain. Back pain. HOT FLASHES. haha. Exhaustion. Feeling HUGE and not fitting into hardly any clothes at all. We’ve hit the lovely part  :)

Belly button in or out: Halfway out.

Wedding rings on or off? Still on.

Happy or Moody most of the time? Moody

Looking forward to: The baby’s arrival  :)

 

This picture below CRACKS ME UP. The kids keep wanting to get in the picture with me. My belly is so big it’s half covering Maila up. haha.

 

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36 Weeks!

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How Far Along? 36 Weeks

Total Weight Gain? 38 pounds according to my appointment yesterday.

Stretch Marks? a few.

Sleep: So awful this week! We’ve still got acid reflux and trips to the bathroom waking me up but this past week Judah caught croup and hasn’t been sleeping much. He’s been keeping me and Maila up a LOT.

Best Moment this week: Celebrating Christmas with family.

Miss Anything? Being able to sit or sleep comfortably. Being able to breath without sounding like I’m climbing Mt. Everest. Not having acid reflux 24-7. Being able to bend over and tie my shoes or put on my boots.

Exercise: Still exercising five times a week. And trying to decide when I wanna stop so I can just relax or spend some time doing things during nap time before the baby arrives.

Movement: Baby’s favorite time to move is ALL NIGHT LONG  ;) The passed several days the movements have been strong and painful. I don’t feel the baby much during the day but I am blaming it on siblings who keep me too busy to notice.

Food cravings: Pizza, salad, breadsticks. Anything Italian. Lemonade.

Anything making you sick or queasy? Not currently. Though red sauces of any kind tend to give me lots of acid.

Gender: SURPRISE!! Although, I ended up doing a stress test yesterday at the doctor and both the nurse and the doctor let the gender slip. So I made it to ALMOST the end of my pregnancy having no clue. And it was sort of ruined. haha. Still keeping it a secret from Jonathan and everyone else though. Hopefully I don’t let anything slip up.

Labor Signs: Lots of Braxton Hicks. Last night I had them four minutes apart for an hour and a half and then they stopped. I don’t even take them seriously though until they start hurting. Right now they are just annoying.

Yesterday at the doctor I was 1 cm dilated but still not effaced at all.   :)

Symptoms: Heartburn/acid reflux. Hip pain. Back pain. HOT FLASHES. haha. Exhaustion. Feeling HUGE and not fitting into hardly any clothes at all. We’ve hit the lovely part  :)

Belly button in or out: I thought I would never see it flip out but it’s actually trying to lately.

Wedding rings on or off? Still on.

Happy or Moody most of the time? Moody

Looking forward to: The baby’s arrival :)

35 Weeks!

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How Far Along? 35 Weeks

Total Weight Gain? 35 pounds according to my last appointment.

Stretch Marks? I got a few new ones that I noticed last night. :( Guess I made it long enough without getting any….

Sleep: It’s been awful lately due to acid reflux, having to use the bathroom, and there’s a lot going on in my mind. Sometimes if I wake up I can’t get my mind quiet enough to get back to sleep.

Best Moment this week: We have had a good week of dinner with friends, a girls night out, and Christmas celebrations with family.

Miss Anything? Being able to sit or sleep comfortably. Being able to breath without sounding like I’m climbing Mt. Everest. Not having acid reflux 24-7. Being able to bend over and tie my shoes or put on my boots.

Exercise: Still exercising five times a week. Not gonna lie though…I’m kind of looking forward to a few days of just relaxing with Christmas approaching.

Movement: Baby’s favorite time to move is ALL NIGHT LONG  ;) The passed several days the movements have been strong and painful.

Food cravings: Pizza, salad, breadsticks. Anything Italian. Lemonade.

Anything making you sick or queasy? Not currently. Though red sauces of any kind tend to give me lots of acid.

Gender: SURPRISE!!

Labor Signs: My braxton hicks have become pretty regular. Every few minutes. And they are pretty strong but not painful. Just kind of take my breath away. The baby has also dropped a bit. I go in next week to start my weekly appointments where they tell me if I am dilated or anything. I guess we will find out. Most likely not. My body doesn’t do labor easily :)

Symptoms: Heartburn/acid reflux. Hip pain. Back pain. HOT FLASHES. haha. Exhaustion. Feeling HUGE and not fitting into hardly any clothes at all. We’ve hit the lovely part  :)

Belly button in or out: In. Mine never flips out. lol

Wedding rings on or off? Still on.

Happy or Moody most of the time? Moody

Looking forward to: Christmas

 

Here is a comparison from my last two pregnancies. First was Maila. Second was Judah. Third is this current baby. Sometimes it’s fun to see if there is a difference at all.

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34 Weeks!

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How Far Along? 34 Weeks

Total Weight Gain? 35 pounds according to my appointment today. I was relieved it was only one pound in two weeks this time :) Maybe it’s slowing down! Lol.

Stretch Marks? Not any new ones yet.

Sleep: Hasn’t been great because I have woken up several times a night choking due to acid reflux getting so bad. Then in addition have to have a bathroom break several times a night.

Best Moment this week: Sunday we drove around as a family and looked at Christmas lights and ate out. It was a fun Christmas outing as a family. I love watching the kids get excited about the lights! It’s been a busy few weeks but it’s helping the time pass :)

Miss Anything? Being able to sit or sleep comfortably. Being able to breath without sounding like I’m climbing Mt. Everest. Not having acid reflux 24-7. Being able to bend over and tie my shoes or put on my boots.

Exercise: Still exercising five times a week. Not anything super intense but still counts, right? ha.

Movement: Baby’s favorite time to move is ALL NIGHT LONG ;) During the day maybe I’m just too busy chasing two little cuties to notice what else is going on :) haha.

Food cravings: Doughnuts. Pizza. Anything (almost) dipped in ranch dressing.

Anything making you sick or queasy? Not currently. Though red sauces of any kind tend to give me lots of acid.

Gender: SURPRISE!!

Labor Signs: Just braxton hicks. Though they are getting stronger and more frequent.

Symptoms: Heartburn/acid reflux. Hip pain. Back pain. HOT FLASHES. haha. Exhaustion. Feeling HUGE and not fitting into hardly any clothes at all. We’ve hit the lovely part :)

Belly button in or out: In. Mine never flips out. lol

Wedding rings on or off? Currently they are still on. I think the cold weather works to my advantage  :)

Happy or Moody most of the time? More moody.

Looking forward to: Lots of Christmas gatherings starting this weekend!

33 Weeks!

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How Far Along? 33 Weeks

Total Weight Gain? 34 pounds according to my appointment on Monday.

Stretch Marks? Not any new ones yet.

Sleep: Hasn’t been great because I have woken up several times a night choking due to acid reflux getting so bad. Then in addition have to have a bathroom break several times a night.

Best Moment this week: Jonathan and I were able to enjoy a Christmas date night at Atlanta Botanical Gardens. And we were also able to take Maila to see The Good Dinosaur. Enjoying all these moments before a newborn gets here and they are a little bit harder to do for a while.

Also, my friend Ginny had her baby boy, Levi yesterday! He’s so CUTE! I’m dying to hold him. A lot of good things have happened this week :)

Worst Moment this Week: I don’t think there was anything bad that happened really.

Miss Anything? Not being SO EXHAUSTED all the time. I feel awful when my kids want to play with me. Just at the point where everything wears me out and my back and hips HURT by the end of the day.

Exercise: Still exercising five times a week. Once a week I try to take the double stroller out to Little Mulberry Park and walk around the lake. Each time lately has been tough and I end up thinking “this might be my last time”…then I go back for more torture :) Not sure when I will stop by I really love the 2.2 miles and the scenery. Even if I do have to give my kids suckers so they won’t go stir crazy and push a HEAVY double stroller. haha.

Movement: Lots of movements. Seems like the baby responds to loud noises and music now :) I am starting to be able to tell when it’s a little foot or knee poking me.

Food cravings: Pizza. And lately I have been craving doughnuts. I might have to make a krispy kreme run soon.

Anything making you sick or queasy? Not currently.

Gender: SURPRISE!!

Labor Signs: Just braxton hicks. Though they are getting stronger and more frequent.

Symptoms: Heartburn/acid reflux. Hip pain. Back pain. HOT FLASHES. haha.

Belly button in or out: In. Mine never flips out. lol

Wedding rings on or off? Currently they are still on. I think the cold weather works to my advantage  :)

Happy or Moody most of the time? Probably more moody. But I wouldn’t say I’m not happy.

Looking forward to: All things Christmas related.

32 Weeks.

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How Far Along? 32 Weeks

Total Weight Gain? 34 pounds according to my appointment on Monday.

Stretch Marks? Not any new ones yet.

Sleep: Hasn’t been awesome lately due to a cold that has had me coughing a lot. Between the coughing fits, acid reflux, and having to go to the bathroom I haven’t been getting awesome sleep lately.

Best Moment this week: Celebrating Thanksgiving with the family!

Worst Moment this Week: Getting over a horrible cold and stomach virus just to turn right around and catch another cold. Really ready to have a break from sickness.

Miss Anything? Being able to play on the floor with my kids for longer than a few minutes at a time. Being able to just do things easily: shave my legs, put on boots, carry the laundry basket, have my kids sit in my lap to read a story. My belly has just gotten too big for a lot of things.

Movement: This baby is ACTIVE and strong. I have had a few moments of wanting to make the baby stop moving the way it was. But I guess there is no real way to do that huh?

Food cravings: Pizza, salad, sweets. Anything sweet :)

Anything making you sick or queasy? Not currently.

Gender: SURPRISE!!

Labor Signs: Just braxton hicks.

Symptoms: Heartburn/acid reflux. Hip pain. Back pain.

Belly button in or out: In. Mine never flips out. lol

Wedding rings on or off? Currently they are still on. I think the cold weather works to my advantage  :)

Happy or Moody most of the time? Probably more moody. But I wouldn’t say I’m not happy.

Looking forward to: All things Christmas related.

31 Weeks!

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How Far Along? 31 Weeks

Total Weight Gain? As of my last appointment it was 29 pounds.

Stretch Marks? Not any new ones yet.

Sleep: Has been pretty good other than having to wake up several times a night to go to the bathroom.

Best Moment this week: Had a fun date night with Jonathan to see the newest Hunger Games movie. I don’t think we have seen a movie the night it’s come out since before we had kids. Also, had a women’s brunch at church and it was encouraging and fun!

Worst Moment this Week: While still recovering from the world’s worst cold that gave me a violent cough, I somehow caught a stomach virus. Those are never kind to me. So Sunday evening and Monday were not fun. Maila and Judah also had it at the same time. The plus side? Maybe it will slow down the pregnancy weight gain ;)

Miss Anything? Currently I miss what life was like when I wasn’t coughing every five seconds.  Being able to tie my shoes or put on boots.

Movement: This baby is ACTIVE and strong. Lots of the movements just feel weird or hurt even. But it’s nice to feel the little kicks and nudges when you are sick. It’s reassuring to know the baby is still doing ok.

Food cravings: Currently nothing because I’m recovering from a stomach virus. Everything sounds nasty.

Anything making you sick or queasy? Not currently.

Gender: SURPRISE!!

Labor Signs: Just braxton hicks.

Symptoms: Heartburn/acid reflux. Hip pain. Back pain.

Belly button in or out: In. Mine never flips out. lol

Wedding rings on or off? Currently they are still on. I think the cold weather works to my advantage :)

Happy or Moody most of the time? Probably more moody. But I wouldn’t say I’m not happy.

Looking forward to: Thanksgiving with the family!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 Weeks!

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How far along? 30 Weeks
 Total weight gain: 29 lbs gained at my 29 week appointment
Maternity clothes? That’s it and that’s all.
Stretch marks? not any new ones.
Sleep: sleeping great but SO TIRED lately. I’ve been going to bed early (for me) the last several nights.

Best moment this week:  Had a baby shower for baby # 3 and it was so sweet to get some much needed stuff and have some friends and family celebrate with me.      

Worst Moment This Week: Having some type of cold that has been AWFUL. My nose hasn’t run but I have had a horrible headache, tons of pressure behind my nose and in my face, a very sore throat, etc… I keep thinking I will be better the next morning when I wake up but instead it’s just moving on to a new “Phase” that was worse than the last.        

Miss Anything? Being able to put on my winter boots without falling over sideways or pulling a muscle in my belly. Being able to sleep without waking up 3 times a night for a restroom break. Being able to do things without getting out of breath! 


Movement: lots of movement still. I am awful at figuring out which part of the baby is what though. 
Food cravings: Meat. Any type of sweets.


Anything making you queasy or sick: Not currently.

Gender: Don’t know yet. I think the majority vote is girl. We shall see.

Labor Signs: Braxton Hicks are getting stronger and giving me hot flashes. haha. Fun times.
Symptoms: Heartburn and acid reflux that literally wakes me up at night. Hip pain. And a good bit of pain in my ribs. I guess they are being stretched.


Belly Button in or out? In


Wedding rings on or off? On.


Happy or Moody most of the time: I think overall I am pretty emotional this time around. Which is more like Judah’s pregnancy than Maila’s pregnancy. It’s easy for me to cry. And I guess I would stick with that I am moody a good bit. I hate that. Pregnancy hormones!


Looking forward to: Thanksgiving next week with the family :) 

29 Weeks!

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How far along: 29 weeks


Gender: Not sure :)

Weight gain: 29 pounds as of my last appointment.

Stretch marks: Not any new ones…..YET.

Belly button in or out: In

Sleep: Pretty good. I just have to go the bathroom 2-3 times a night. lol

Best moment this week: Yesterday when the rain finally STOPPED :)

Worst Moment this week: Maila was sick last week for the majority of it running a fever of 103.5. It was exhausting and scary. I hate seeing my little ones so pitiful. She recovered and it was apparently just a virus. Luckily, Judah seems to have been spared whatever it was she had!

Movement: Lots of movement. The app I have says the baby is now about 15 inches long. And I would believe it. Last night it felt like the baby was stretching out as much as he/she could. I felt a foot all the way at the top of my rib cage.

Cravings: ICEES and anything sweet. That’s pretty much the only thing that sounds good lately. No worries, I’m eating healthier things than just that. haha.


Queasy or sick: Heartburn in the middle of the night or anytime that I lay down. Tums are my best friend these days. Food is kind of grossing me out right now. My hips and back are really starting to hurt. I have issues with my hip being out of alignment anyways. But the passed few days have been painful.

Signs of Labor: Just braxton hicks.

Looking forward to: The beautiful weather and a baby shower for this little one on Saturday.