Tuesday, October 10, 2017

24-25 weeks...


How Far Along? 
Right at 25 weeks!

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 
30 lbs... eek. I don't why I even have the word loss above!

Baby Related Purchases: 
I did get a free gift box from Amazon. We pulled out our small baby clothes... but almost all are summer since Jman was born in July. So we may need some clothes. 


Maternity Clothes: 
I have been wearing a lot of t-shirts with maternity jeans/running shorts. It has been SO HOT lately... and I am ready for some cute fall clothes.

Sleep: 
It has been a pretty good week or so for sleep.

Movement: 
He is giving me strong kicks lately!

What I miss: 
My full energy level, though my energy is much high that it has been.

Cravings: 
Hmmmm... none yet... maybe I am having the least cravingful pregnancy?

Anything making you queasy or sick: 
Really strong smells or flavor (lots of garlic or onions).

Gender:
It's a BOY!!!

Everett Cole :)





Labor Signs: 
Hopefully a long time away!!!

Symptoms:

Belly and kicks!

Best moments this week: 
*Finally deciding on a name!
*Time with family at the farm.




*Finishing the soccer season as coach with a friend... trust me it was pretty funny seeing the two of us attempting to keep track of our toddlers and lead a group of four year olds!



*Best wedding date.



Looking forward: 
I really am ready to have a name!
Finishing the nursery and "Big kid room." 
Trying to plan a babymoon... we are going to find a time, so I am looking forward to that.

Size of Baby: 
Right now it says a rutabaga... and another says a prairie dog

For the little:
Everett! We are finally able to pray for you by name. We are so excited as we watch you grow and can't wait to meet you in January. You are getting so big now and really moving. BD and Jman are so pumped to meet you and ask to feel you kicks every night! 

Sunday, September 24, 2017

21-23 Weeks...

How Far Along? 
23 weeks Tuesday!!! This pregnancy is speeding by!

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 
I don't know... but I probably should check sometime.

Baby Related Purchases: 
We have been looking at carseats... baby boy will probably get the hand-me-down though.

We have had success in getting Jman's stuff out of the nursery so we can organize and see what we do need to get... so that's progress!

Maternity Clothes: 
Three words: leggings, maternity jeans, and dresses (well, actually that's 4)

Sleep: 
Sleep has been OK. My hands keep falling asleep which I don't remember ever happening with the previous pregnancies. I have to wake shake my hands a bit and get back to sleep.

Movement: 
We have officially reached full fledged kicks. BD and Jman ask to feel them every night. The only thing is he is breech right now so he is constantly kicking my bladder.

What I miss: 
This is probably as normal as things will get during pregnancy so I am just going to rest in the fact that I am sleeping, keeping my food down, and generally comfortable.

Cravings: 
Still not having too many cravings. Nothing I can think of specifically.

Anything making you queasy or sick: 
Just really strong smells.

Gender:
It's a BOY!!! Still deciding on name... I think we are down to three!



Labor Signs: 
Hopefully a long time!!!

Symptoms:

Growing bump, big kicks, and hands falling asleep.

Best moments this week: 
*Time with family.
*UGA football has been rocking lately!


Looking forward: 
I really am ready to have a name!
Finishing the nursery and "Big kid room." 
Trying to plan a babymoon... we are going to find a time, so I am looking forward to that.

Size of Baby: 
Right now it says spaghetti squash... and another says a guinea pig :)

For the little:
We love you... and are ready to have a name for you... but for some reason it is taking us a little longer this time. Maybe by next week! We can't wait to pray for you by name!

It is becoming more real. That you will be here before we know it. Our family just can't wait!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

18-20 weeks...

 



How Far Along? 
20 weeks (plus some)... half way... or even half baked

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 
Right at 20 lbs... wondering if I will be doubling that in the next 20 weeks😬 The nurse that checked me in made me feel really good when she said until she checked me in she didn't even realize I was pregnant... so we'll just go with that!

Baby Related Purchases: 
Poor third baby still has nothing! And by nothing I mean only the hand-me-downs from brother and sister.

Maternity Clothes: 
Still rocking the maternity jeans and Nike shorts most of the time. 

Sleep: 
I think I have finally hit my second trimester energy burst... unfortunately the other two kiddos have been keeping me up so my energy has been spent there.

Movement: 
The kicks are getting more intense by the day! I am just waiting for the day that Andrew, BD, and Jman can feel them! 

What I miss: 
Right now things are as "normal" as they could be. I would say I miss things like working out... but I barely have time to do that anyways!

Cravings: 
My eating is also normalish... but I still don't really have cravings per say. But I suppose they are coming!

Anything making you queasy or sick: 
Strong smells like when someone heats something in the microwave at work or really strong "smell good" stuff in public bathrooms.

Gender:

It's a BOY!!! 


BD has been telling Jman it is a boy for weeks now, so he is still confused. But soon enough he will catch on. BD told me , "If it was a boy she would be angry, but still help me." 
We told her four weeks ago that it was probably a boy, so she had time to warm up to it. And I think getting to do "the reveal" made her pretty happy so I think she is on board now.

This is the first time that Andrew and I can't seem to settle on a name though... hopefully soon!!!

Labor Signs: 
Hopefully a long time!!!

Symptoms:

Baby bump, kicks, and some heartburn/indigestion. 

Best moments this week: 
*Getting to help with the local chapter of ZTA with their recruitment. I am so blessed to be able to continue to work with such wonderful women! 

*Getting some time in atl with family


*Getting to find out our baby is a... BOY
The only picture... all the blue confetti :)

Looking forward: 
Finding the time to redo the "big kid room" and add some personalized touches to the nursery... and get all the stuff organized!

Size of Baby: 
One app says the size of a turnip... the other says the size of a chipmunk!

For the little:
We are so excited to have you as our SON! We just have to figure out your name!

Everyday the reality that you are coming is hitting us more. Your brother and sister are super pumped... BD asks to feel you kick and Jman prays for you everyday. We are starting to turn ourselves to prepare mode... getting the house ready for you! We can't wait to see you and know you :)! We love you so much already!

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16-17 Weeks

13-15 Weeks


Thursday, August 17, 2017

16-17 Weeks...

16-17 weeks!!!!


How Far Along? 

17 weeks and some change… just rolling along!

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 

About 15 lbs I think. I actually think I am doing "better" than past pregnancies.

Baby Related Purchases: 

Still nada. We really want to start working on rearranging the office, big kid's room, and nursery to organize and optimize storage... but we haven't yet.

Maternity Clothes: 

Past week or so I broke out the maternity jeans. I mean, if I am allowed to wear jeans with stretchy tops I might as well.

Sleep: 

I have been SO TIRED... I have not hit that second trimester energy burst, but I am praying it starts soon. But while I sleep I sleep well :)

Movement: 

I am feeling more kicks and flutters each day. BD asks all the time when she will be able to feel the baby kick!

What I miss: 

Energy and just being able to do my "normal" work load.

Cravings: 

Still not really craving anything... just eating when I feel like eating.

Anything making you queasy or sick: 

I think I am not nauseous anymore... but indigestion and heartburn are already real. And lots of bad tastes in my mouth... is that even normal?

Gender:

Still think we know... but not 100% sure so we will wit until the anatomy scan. Sorry to keep you waiting ;)

Labor Signs: 

Hopefully a long time away…

Symptoms: 

Heartburn, indigestion, bad taste in my mouth, and a baby bump.

Best moments this week: 

*August is always crazy town in our family, so I honestly barely remember the last two weeks. So our goal is to do something fun in the next week or two!

Looking forward to: 

The second trimester energy burst, it has to be coming soon, right?

Size of Baby: 

One app says the size of a turnup... the other says the size of a chipmunk!

For the little:

Everyday the reality that you are coming is hitting us more. Your brother and sister are super pumped... BD asks to feel you kick and Jman prays for you everyday. We are starting to turn ourselves to prepare mode... getting the house ready for you! We can't wait to see you and know you :)! We love you so much already!

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13-15 Weeks

Thursday, August 3, 2017

13-15 weeks...

13- 15 weeks!!!!

15 weeks- BD my expert photographer :)
13 weeks in Annapolis

How Far Along? 

15 weeks and some change… we have arrived at the second trimester!

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 

I have gained about 10 pounds... which is technically way too much for the first trimester. But with every pregnancy I have gained 5-10 pounds almost immediately, so I figure it is just something that my body does when I get pregnant.

Baby Related Purchases: 

Not yet, but we are trying to start looking at moving Jman into the room with BD which means bunking beds and buying some new storage. Then rearranging things in the nursery.

Maternity Clothes: 

Nothing really yet. I did pull everything out thought and I may break out those maternity pants soon.

Sleep: 

Just like last pregnancies, I am having trouble sleeping on my sides… I keep finding myself on my back.

Movement: 

I have thought that I had felt movement a few times!!!

What I miss: 

I have been pretty sick, so just eating like a normal person. I feel like we are turning a corner here. Also just having energy.

Cravings: 

Less about cravings... more about just what I can stomach.

Anything making you queasy or sick: 

I thought I was feeling better, then I felt pretty bad a couple days this past week. Hopefully I am coming out of this stage! The most consistent thing that makes me feel nauseous is brushing my teeth... weird, right?

Gender:

We were so late on on dating ultrasound (about 15 weeks) that I thought we may find out! We did... sort of anyways. The ultrasound tech told us a gender and seemed pretty confident, but said, and I quote, "I wouldn't go painting the nursery." So we are going to wait a month until our anatomy scan and we know for sure to share. Just want to keep everyone in suspense ;)

Labor Signs: 

Hopefully a long time away…

Symptoms: 

Nauseous, bad taste in my mouth, headaches… and the beginnings of a baby bump.

Best moments this week: 

*Andrew spent the a week or so in Boston for a mission trip and the kids and I spent time with family in Annapolis.

*Getting back together as a family. 
*Date night with Andrew :).
*Doctor appointment- hearing the heartbeat and getting an ultrasound!


Looking forward to: 

Feeling better... I feel my energy creeping back ;)

Size of Baby: 

Size of an apple!

For the little:

The first part of this pregnancy has been such a whirlwind. Being sick and tired, but always reminding myself that you are so worth it! We are getting excited as we start to plan and prep and think about how much you will change our life! The Lord has already blessed us we these weeks with you... we love you so much already!

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