Monday, March 31, 2014

Short Hairs

Remember how I chopped off all my hair in September? And surprised myself by loving it?! Well I kept putting off getting my hair cut because it can be expensive, but it started to get long and my ends were bad! I mean I did wait 6 months to get a trim...

Now I'm ready for my sisters wedding on April 11th! I'm so excited to visit home and be there for my sister on her special day!

This picture was from the day after I cut my hair, at 28 weeks. This week I hit 30 weeks!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Start of the Third Trimester: 27 Weeks

This last week I officially entered my third trimester! One of my fellow pregnant friends has been using this to share how her pregnancy is going, since I'm now in the final stretch I wanted to share how things are going.

How far along: 27 weeks and 5 days / 6 months

Baby size: Measures about 14.4 inches long and weighs about 2 pounds (according to my "I'm Expecting" App). Although, a couple weeks ago at my doctor's appointment when they measured me I measured at 27.5 weeks, so maybe he's a little ahead?

Weight gain: 18 pounds

Maternity clothes: Mixture of my old low-rise skinny jeans and my new favorite's, maternity skinny jeans from Old Navy. And looser shirts and sweaters. (The picture above is me wearing all before pregnant clothes)

Stretch marks: Yes :( Everywhere except my baby bump, so my love handles, chest, butt...

Sleep: Mostly. Struggle falling asleep and getting comfortable, but I just got the most comfortable pillow that does wonders to help me!

Gender: Boy!

Movement: Constant! I feel him move the most when I lay on my side. I have also started to see him move from outside my belly a few times, it's the craziest thing!

Best moment this week: Getting my free online baby orders in the mail! Like my carseat canopy and nursing cover.

Looking forward to: The sun to come back to Rexburg! It makes it feel like our baby is almost here when the weather is good.

Food cravings: Peanut Butter and Chocolate, as it has been my entire pregnancy. 

Anything making you queasy or sick: Not at the moment.

What I miss: Not bumping into everything constantly!

Symptoms: Aches and some fatigue.

Belly button in or out? Out! Starting to poke through the many layers of clothes I wear.

Wedding rings on or off? On

Mood: Excited and anxious to become a mother. I've been having a lot of dreams lately of when our baby will join us, and I'm so excited to become a mother!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Quarter of a Century Old

JT turned one year older yesterday!

We had a fun day hanging out with JT's dad, who was visiting Rexburg this week to get their house ready to sell. We started the day with one of JT's favorite breakfast foods-German Pancakes, shopping around Idaho Falls, eating at Texas Roadhouse, and JT having the guys over for a Poker night. It was a great day, and he is starting his new year right by starting his new job tomorrow! Twenty-five is going to be a great year for JT.

{Not amused I wanted to take a picture}

Friday, March 7, 2014

26 Weeks

Pregnancy is fast.

When I sit and think that it is a total of 9 months/40 weeks, it seems long. But going through it, time has gone by quickly! I am currently transitioning right now into my third trimester, but it doesn't feel at all like I am so close to meeting my little boy.

Maybe I feel like time is going by so quickly because I am not yet ready for him to be here. We have just barely started buying some things, but we still have a long way to go. We still need to move to a bigger apartment (currently living in a one-room apartment), and we need to buy the necessities (car seat, bassinet, diapers, diaper bag, breast pump, etc.). So looks like the next few months will be filled with lots of baby stores (or just Target). We have gotten a start on a few things:

I just got this in the mail, I wasn't in the best mood from not feeling well, and exhaustion. But then I found this in our mailbox and my mood has completely changed! Even if I still have a headache...
JT loves this onesie we got, it has little elephants all over, with a bigger one on the butt. He literally shows it to everyone that comes over, it's adorable :)
Our baby boy has also been growing and moving around like crazy! More people are starting to notice my baby bump, and comment on it. Some of the teachers at the school I have worked at since December have started saying things, like "I didn't know you are pregnant! You have done a great job of hiding it." That always makes a pregnant woman feel good.


The above is me at 24 weeks. I took a snap shot of the babies progress according to my app on my phone and that was JT's response, haha. And this is why people are starting to notice more, I'm at the end of my second trimester and my bump is bigger than my chest.

For a few weeks I have been overly uncomfortable with 95% of my pants and skirts. My bump gets in the way and the weight I have gained (although it is normal with being 5-6 months pregnant) makes it hard to wear my before-baby clothes. So after talking to some friends, I considered the best price and fit and got my first pair of maternity jeans from Old Navy. They are just as comfortable as my sweat pants, so I'm a happy camper once again.

26 weeks. Basically looks the same as the picture at 24 weeks, but I feel a lot bigger.
Where did my feet go?!

Now I am 26 weeks. What does this mean? Testing for Gestational Diabetes. And I passed with flying colors! It also means I'm leaving my 2nd trimester and entering my 3rd trimester in the next couple weeks. I have definitely noticed the differences. Intense heart burn (like I have dealt with it for almost 10 years because of my hiatal hernia, and this is horrible), discomfort 85% of the time-especially more depending on what I'm wearing, new weird stretch marks (yay...), and random sharp pains. Although all those negative symptoms suck, I also get to experience the constant movements of my baby boy growing inside of me. It is beautiful. Sometimes I get really self-involved with what is happening to me, then I feel my baby and stop. I'm so blessed!

Less than 100 days until our due date!