A blog about a mommy, a daddy & a sweet little boy all finding the adventure and the happy in everyday life.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

My Pregnant Body // WEEKS 36 & 37

 36 WEEKS!
May 28, 2014 - June 3, 2014


Sweet, sweet Baby O is becoming quite the chunk, weighing 6 (+) pounds & measuring 19 inches long! He is shedding his vernix caseosa this week, the waxy substance that covered and protected his baby skin while he enjoyed his 9 month stay in my uterus.






37 WEEKS!
June 4, 2014 - June 10, 2014


Baby O is weighing an estimated 6 & 1/3 pounds this week, although momma thinks he's weighing a little bit more than that, and measuring a solid 19 inches. AND we're considered term! WOOHOO!






How Is Mommy?

Impatient. I thought towards the end of this pregnancy I would be able to relax more & not feel so anxious as my I did my first time around. Not true. I'm just as anxious & stoked to meet this little boy as I was to meet his big brother two years ago. And, leave it to my children to be as stubborn as possible & keep me waiting. I know I'm driving my husband completely insane, complaining that I'm going to be pregnant for the rest of my life.

Bipolar Energy. I'm not sure what else to call it. One day [it even changes as much as hourly..] I'll be bursting with all sorts of energy, nesting my big, pregnant booty off & the next day [or hour] I'm a big worthless blob! Oh, pregnancy. You're so weird.

Craving! My chocolate cravings are just out of control.

Back Pain. Beginning in my 37th week, I started having the worst lower back pain. Only on my left side. It hurts to even walk. This is supposed to be a sign that labor is near, as baby is so low. I'm beginning to doubt this theory.

Braxton Hicks. [OR false labor] Yep, having those. I didn't have one single contraction my first time around until I started labor. I was induced at 40 weeks + 1 day.

Dilation. Only dilated to a 1, maybe 1 & 1/2. But I feel all sorts of pressure down there.

Weight. Right on track, I've gained 26 pounds. Starting weight was 105 -- I weigh 131 at 37 weeks.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

My Pregnant Body // 35 Weeks

     35 WEEKS!
May 21, 2014 - May 27, 2014


Our bouncing baby boy is weighing 5 1/2 pounds this week & measuring 18-19 inches long. He doesn't have much room for movement anymore, so his kicks & punches are really starting to become painful for mommy. Baby O is done with is basic physical development & will spend the remainder of his time in utero putting on weight.


HOW IS MOMMY?

Huge! I hate when people look at me big eyed & say, "You're going to pop!" I really, really hate it, but that's literally how I feel. Like this little baby is going to bust/pop right out of my stomach.

More & Less Energy. Bursting with energy in the early AM & totally exhausted by 2 PM.

Swollen. Still just wearing my Birkenstocks & Sanuk flip flops. Cannot wait to wear my TOMS again!

False Labor. I've been experiencing false labor pains this past week -- Painful, irregular contractions. I never experienced this during my pregnancy with Oliver, but I'm hoping that means this little man will be ready to meet his momma in a couple of weeks!
** I get my Cervical Stitch removed Tuesday, June 3rd, 1 day before we are 37 Weeks. Maybe that will help get labor started!

Blessed & Thankful. We've made it further in this pregnancy than any doctor said we would & that just makes me so stinkin' happy! I know now that when Baby O does decided he's ready to meet Mommy, Daddy & Big Brother that he'll be plump & healthy!



Wednesday, May 21, 2014

My Pregnant Body // 34 Weeks

     34 WEEKS!
May 14, 2014 - May 20, 2014


Sweet Baby O is weighing around 5 pounds this week & measuring anywhere from 18-19 inches long, about the size of a cantaloupe! His skin is smoother than ever & his fat layers are making him rounder. Generally, babies born from 34-37 weeks do just fine, and may not even need a stay in the NICU.


HOW IS MOMMY?

Sleepless. I am still not sleeping much, due to discomfort & night sweats.

More Energy. Though I've been getting such a small amount of sleep, I've been more energetic. I know part of this is due to the fact that I've stopped taking my Procardia [contraction medicine]. And I feel SO much better! I've not had any pre-term contractions since I've quit taking the Procardia on Mother's Day. Also, the weather has been just glorious so we've been able to be more active outside -- going on walks & taking more frequent trips to the park.

Swollen. My feet & ankles are killing me! I'm down to just wearing my Birkenstocks & Sanuk Flip-Flops.

Cravings. I've totally been craving a Chicken Burrito & Chips & Queso from a particular Mexican Restaurant, Los Cocos, that is, unfortunately, located in Derby, Kansas. Hello.... I'm in Colorado. #pregnancyproblems

Blessed. Once again, God has given us another week to gestate this sweet baby boy of ours, allowing him to grow a little more plump before we meet him.



Feeling HUGE!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Simple Joys [week 11] The Great Outdoors

Sidewalk Chalk. Longboarding. Warm Mornings. Watermelon. Sunny Walks. Stroller Naps. Carnivals. Pony Rides. Carny Candy. Swings.













Tuesday, May 13, 2014

My Pregnant Body // 33 Weeks

     33 WEEKS!
May 7, 2014 - May 13, 2014


Baby O is weighing over 4.5 pounds [close to 5!!] and measuring close to 18 inches long this week [a pineapple size baby], and he'll keep packing on the pounds in the weeks to come. O is losing his wrinkled [alien] look so he will look all squishy, plump & sweet when it's time to meet mom, dad & big brother.


HOW IS MOMMY?

Migraines. DARN! This nasty symptom has made a very unwelcome return this week.

Queasy. Maybe a bout of morning sickness for my last trimester?

Insomnia. This has by far been the worst week out of my entire pregnancy for sleep. Besides the frequent urination & breathing troubles, I've acquired restless leg syndrome. It's pretty ridiculous. I have to get up & walk around the house for a while, hoping not to wake my sleeping boys.

Emotional & Hormonal. This past week has left me super emotional & insecure about my appearance. I honestly just feel gross. I change my outfit several times before leaving the house -- I mean, every time I walk into my closet to get dressed I love Camron just a little bit less. Totally kidding about loving him less -- But I think I'll like him a lot more once my beach ball belly has disappeared & our sweet boy is in my arms. Besides being a crazy lady about how I look, I've noticed myself becoming way less patient with our [almost] two-year-old. The littlest things I used to brush off, like Oliver playing in our closet when he knows he isn't allowed or knocking a few DVD's off the shelf just infuriate me. I truly believe pregnancy brings out my worst possible self. Thanks, Hormones.

Stretched Out. Like I said last week, I have no stinkin' idea how my belly is going to stretch & grow this big baby boy for 7 more weeks! But, somehow, it will. A woman's body is truly amazing.

Movement. So.Much.Movement. Even being all squished up inside of my tiny tummy, this little-big guy is still making violent, almost painful, movements.

Contractions. I've had some pre-term contractions this week, but nothing too rough. I get my cerclage [cervical stitch] removed in a few weeks & I'm anxious to see how soon O will pop out after that .. If we last that long!

Caffeinated. I've had a couple Starbucks lattes this week. [just little ones..] UHHHHH..... Somebody come slap me on the wrist!

Thankful & Blessed. God has granted us another week of gestation, allowing Baby O to grow stronger, bigger & healthier and, also, allowing big brother a little more time alone with momma.






Thursday, May 8, 2014

SIMPLE JOYS [weeks 9 &10] LONGBOARDING.

Early last week, as we were strolling through Target, we came across a longboard. It was so ironic -- I had just been telling Camron how we needed to buy Oliver a skateboard, as he had been trying to "ride" on some of his other toys in a similar fashion.

So, although Oli is a bit too young to actually ride the longboard correctly, or without assistance, we purchased it!

And he loves it.
And so does Daddy, of course.

I actually am quite fond of the cheap Target longboard, myself. I have the best time watching & capturing photos of my big & my little guy laughing & sharing sweet father-son time together.












Daddy teaching Oli how to Ollie!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

My Pregnant Body // 32 Weeks

  32 WEEKS!
April 30, 2014 - May 6, 2014



Little Baby O isn't so little! At our sonogram on Monday, we found out he is already weighing in at 4 pound 6 ounces and measuring close to 18 inches long! Our first son, Oliver, was born at 40 weeks + 1 day & weighed a puny 6 pounds 9 ounces -- Little brother just might out-weigh you, Oli!



HOW IS MOMMY?

Happy! We keep having awesome OB appointments! My cervix was unchanged, again, at our appointment on Monday. Unless I go into labor, I don't have to set foot in a doctors office until June 3rd [37 weeks pregnant]! And, who knows .. Baby O just might be here by then!

Stretched Thin! Seriously, I'm not quite sure how my belly is supposed to stretch out even more to let this big boy grow any larger!

Swollen! This past week my ankles have become super sore when walking around. I blame my extra large & swollen everything.

Nose Bleeds! Yuck! I've had nose bleeds most of this pregnancy, although they had disappeared the last few weeks... Now, they're back.

Sleepless! Not only do I have to pee five times a night, I'm having the worst time breathing. I wake up some night gasping for air. After I get up & walk around for a few minutes I feel much better.

Weight -- I've gained 22 pounds thus far, weighing in at 127 pounds.


*** I was just thinking to myself how silly and ironic pregnancy can be. Us moms spend the first half of our pregnancy checking ourselves out in the mirror every five seconds, just wishing our 'bump' would appear & buying maternity clothes way too early. By the last half of our pregnancy we're begging God to let us fit into our pre-baby skinny jeans again. Am I right?!


32 WEEKS!
April 30, 2014.