Saturday, October 29, 2011

Maternity Photos

My good friend, and neighbor, took my maternity pictures last weekend. These are just some of them. She is still editing the ones with Brian and I together. Just wanted to share some of my favorites!!! Enjoy :-)






Tuesday, October 25, 2011

33 Weeks

Made it another week. I am getting more and more tired lately as Noah keeps growing! I finished up my thank-you cards from the 3 baby showers I had. So glad to get that done. Brian and I started looking at what we need to buy yet before he gets here. The list isn't too long, just need to get going on it. Still working on finishing his nursery. Hopefully we will get the bookshelf anchored into the wall this week yet, so I can work on things a little more. Will take pics when all done.

My neighbor took maternity pictures last Saturday for me. I got to see a few of them when she downloaded them to her computer. Super excited to see how they all turn out! She is hoping to finish them by the weekend :-) So I may have another post before 34 weeks!!

I had an ultrasound last Friday to check out his growth, fluid levels, and my cervical length. Happy to report that everything looks great. Baby boy is not so little, with estimated weight of 5lb 6oz!!! He is in the 90th percentile of most measurements, including his head ... eeeek! He head down and very low, considering the tech had a difficult time getting his head measurements because he was so low. No wonder I have been having pain in my lady bits area!! She even could tell me that he has hair :-)

Weekly Update

How far along:
33 Weeks


Due date:
12-13-11, but think he will arrive sooner than that!


Total weight gain:
27 lbs as of this morning


Maternity clothes:
Yep, and some are getting too small lately


Sleep:
Can't seem to get enough, and getting uncomfortable!


Best moment this week:
Seeing Noah again on u/s


Movement:
Yes, and more often! Love it every time :-)


Food cravings:
Milk, fruit


Food aversions:
None


Symptoms:
Growing belly, fatigue, frequent urination, lower back pain


Gender:
100% boy!


Labor signs:
None


Belly button:
Still in, but shallow


What I miss:
Not being out of breath!


What I am looking forward to:
Seeing maternity pics and my next OB appt on Monday.


Milestones:
Each day is! Bake a little longer, baby boy!



Tuesday, October 18, 2011

32 Weeks

This week has been eventful! I had my OB appt last Friday, and my BP was 140/90. They re-checked it 3 times, and it dropped a little but not much. Also my legs and feet were swollen. So my OB ran a bunch of labs to see if I was at risk for pre-e. Luckily, she called me that afternoon and all of the results came back normal. She told me to take it easy and not do much all weekend. Well, I had my last shower Saturday, and was supposed to go to the Packers game Sunday. She told me the shower was fine, but a no-go to Green Bay. I went back yesterday, and my BP was back down to 128/82, and the swelling was a lot less. I do have a trace amount of protein in my urine now though. So she will continue to keep an eye on that. Also, my belly was measuring 36 last Friday. So this Friday morning I have another u/s to check Noah's growth and to re-check my cervical length. I am just excited to see my little man again! I will update when I know more.

Weekly Update

How far along:
32 weeks


Due date:
12-13-11, but I am beginning to think he will be here before that


Total weight gain:
26 lbs as of yesterday


Maternity clothes:
Yep


Sleep:
Getting more uncomfortable


Movement:
Yes, and I love it!!! My mom finally got to feel him Sunday!


Food cravings:
Milk and cheetos.. not together though lol


Food aversions:
None


Symptoms:
Growing belly, headaches, starting to get an achy back


Gender:
Boy


Labor signs:
None


Belly button:
Still in....


What I miss:
Not much!


What I am looking forward to:
U/S on Friday and maternity pics taken Saturday!


Milestones:
Still pregnant!


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

31 Weeks

It's been a long week, but exciting as well. I had my first and second baby shower last week. Thursday night, my co-workers threw me a shower. It was really nice and got a lot of cute things! Saturday, Brian's family had their side's shower at our house. Had a good time and again, lots of stuff for Noah! I think seeing all of this baby stuff in our house is really making things real for Brian, and even myself too. It's surreal to think that in approximately 9 weeks, we will have a newborn in the house! I have one last shower this Saturday and cannot wait to see everyone! Then we can start planning on what all we need to buy for baby yet. He will be here before we know it now!!!!!

Weekly Update

How far along:
31 Weeks


Due Date:
12-13-11


Total weight gain:
I didn't brave the scale this morning, but will try to remember tomorrow....


Maternity clothes:
YEP!


Sleep:
Needing more, but getting up more often again....


Best moment this week:
OB appt Friday, and shower Saturday


Movement:
More stretching lately than actual kicks


Food cravings:
Milk and fast food :-(


Food aversions:
None


Symptoms:
Expanding belly, heartburn, and headaches


Gender:
Boy!


Labor signs:
None


Belly Button:
Still in


What I miss:
Sleeping all night long


What I am looking forward to:
Maternity pictures being taken next weekend!


Milestones:
Each day is one for me!! Keep growing Noah - mommy loves you!~



Tuesday, October 4, 2011

30 Weeks!!!

I can't believe how fast this pregnancy is going. I remember when I first found out, how long away December felt like. Now we are already into October! So surreal to me. Brian and I still have TONS to do before our little man arrives, but it's a great feeling knowing that we don't have too long now before he will be in our arms!

Mini health update - had my f/u OB appt last Friday and happy to report that there has been no further progress. I am still 0.5 cm dilated and 50% effaced. I am to continue to take things easy until at least 36 weeks she said. So things seem to be going well. I am so happy little Noah is still baking away!

Weekly Update

How far along:
30 Weeks!!!


Due date:
12-13-11


Total weight gain:
actually down a little this week.... per my scale at home 19.5 lbs!


Maternity clothes:
Yep, and was enjoying my new fall wardrobe, but WI weather had a different idea... had to beak out the tanks again for this week.... calling for 80s!


Sleep:
Never get enough. I seem to be more tired all the time


Best moment this week:
I have a couple of showers this week, and my mom is coming over Friday to help me clean and decorate Noah's room... hopefully will have pics for next week :-)


Food cravings:
Milk!


Food aversions:
Nothing really


Symptoms:
Growing belly, sore boobs again, and fatigue


Gender:
100% boy!


Labor signs:
None, aside from the dilating/effacing


Belly button in/out:
Still in and will more than likely stay that way


What I miss:
Fall weather... come back!!!


What I am looking forward to:
Seeing friends and family this weekend


Milestones:
each day is one for me! Keep baking, little man!