Saturday, December 29, 2012

35 weeks-35 days to go!


How far along: 35 weeks

How big is baby: according to Thebump the size of a coconut

Weight Gain/Loss: It varies between 18-20 lbs.

Maternity clothes: Maternity for the most, except for lounging at home.

Stretch marks: Nope

Sleep: Not so great, but I do get a few good hours every few nights

Best Moment of the Week: Spending the holidays with our families and knowing that next year we will have a little one to help celebrate.

Movement: Yes!

Symptoms: Achey back, a few contractions, some Braxton-Hicks contractions, nesting like crazy.

Food Cravings: Not much of anything.

Gender: We'll find out in January or early February!

We had a great holiday season with our families.  I unfortunately didn't take a lot of pictures but we have the memories.  We have been busy doing finishing touches to the baby's room and getting some projects done before the little one arrives.  We are getting very excited to meet the little one.  I am getting anxious/nervous/excited but so happy that we have made it this far and hope to keep the little one cooking until at least 37 weeks, which I think we will have no trouble with.

Daddy has been a great support this entire pregnancy and I know that things could have been so much harder without his support.  He has put in countless hours in the baby's room, been my rock when I am exhausted or frustrated, and has been so involved.    He is so good about listening to me vent when I've had  a bad day, tell me to go lay down when I'm having pain, and is great at asking questions to start discussions about what happens when the baby arrives.  I appreciate all he has done and can't wait to see him with his little baby in his arms.  I think there will soon be a post entirely dedicated to him :)

A collage from the beginning :)


Thursday, December 20, 2012

34 weeks- it's flying by!


How far along: 34 weeks

How big is baby: according to Thebump the size of a butternut squash

Weight Gain/Loss: 18 lbs. total- I lost 2 lbs. this week, but have still been eating normally

Maternity clothes: Maternity for the most, except for lounging at home.

Stretch marks: Nope

Sleep: Horrible.  I had a great night of sleep this week though and felt awesome!

Best Moment of the Week: Good doctors appointment on Monday and knowing the next time I see my doctor will be in 2013!!

Movement: Yes!

Symptoms: Insomnia, tiredness, achey back if I overdue it, nesting, nesting, nesting!

Food Cravings: Nothing at all.  Some days I have no appetite.  

Gender: We'll find out in January or early February!

I left out pictures on purpose today- I will be adding a lot after all of our Christmas festivities this week. For now I'm going to enjoy my 6 days off of work :)

Sunday, December 16, 2012

33 weeks---late again :(


How far along: 33 weeks 3 days

How big is baby: according to Thebump the size of a durian- no clue what that is :S  Doctor on Tuesday said the baby is around the 4 lb. mark!

Weight Gain/Loss: 20 lbs. total

Maternity clothes: Maternity for the most, except for lounging at home.

Stretch marks: Nope

Sleep: Horrible.  I wake up to use the restroom and then I can't fall asleep or I just wake up at 2-3 in the morning and can't get comfortable to go back to sleep.

Best Moment of the Week: Good doctors appointment on Tuesday, being released from the high risk doctor, seeing more progress in the nursery, and the best of all was the sonogram on Tuesday to see the baby is growing well.

Movement: Yes!

Symptoms: Insomnia, tiredness, achey back if I overdue it, nesting.

Food Cravings: Nothing at all.  Some days I have no appetite.  And my apparent intolerance to dairy foods which has come on suddenly.  I have never had issues before, but the last week or so I cannot eat anything with dairy products without feeling horrible after.  So much for that ice cream that once tasted so yummy :(

Gender: We'll find out in January or early February!

Hopefully today I'll feel like getting up and ready and get another bump picture, until then here are some of the un-finished nursery- it will be done soon.  I need to find curtains and that has been slowing down the completion.  We also have some art to hang on the walls which is a quick thing to do.

32 weeks 6 days (close enough to 33 I think :))

Yes-still very unfinished and not ready but it is slowly coming together.

Crib and the Dr. Seuss Quilts from Grandma P.

Dresser/Changing table- there will be some artwork above here.

Friday, December 7, 2012

32 weeks

How far along: 32 weeks

How big is baby: according to Thebump the size of a jamica- no clue what that is :S

Weight Gain/Loss: 18 lbs. total

Maternity clothes: Maternity for the most, except for lounging at home.

Stretch marks: Nope

Sleep: Not so great but the reasons are so worth the loss of sleep!

Best Moment of the Week: Good doctors appointment on Monday and being able to put clothes in the baby's room!

Movement: Yes!

Symptoms: Growing belly, tiredness, insomnia.

Food Cravings: Nothing really, but fruit has been tasting so yummy- to bad it's out of season!

Gender: We'll find out in January or early February!

Monday, December 3, 2012

31 weeks and a Baby Shower


How far along: 31 weeks

How big is baby: according to Thebump the size of a pineapple

Weight Gain/Loss: 15 lbs. total

Maternity clothes: Maternity for the most, except for lounging at home.

Stretch marks: Nope

Sleep: Not so great but the reasons are so worth the loss of sleep!

Best Moment of the Week: Yesterday was our first baby shower!  I can only say that Baby Iverson is loved my many, many people.  Many people are anxious about his/her arrival in addition to Mommy and Daddy!

Movement: Yes! Yesterday both Sid and Mady were able to feel the baby move and kept feeling my baby bump the rest of the evening.

Symptoms: Growing belly, my belly button has been itching like crazy the last few days- I'm guessing that is a sign of stretching.  A little swelling if I don't keep up with drinking my water, and insomnia.

Food Cravings: this week: a donut from Casey's- longjohn with cream filling.  After I ate it I felt very guilty for eating such a bad food but it tasted so god.

Gender: We'll find out in January or early February!












Lots of pictures from the shower!

Friday, November 23, 2012

29 and 30 weeks


How far along: 30 weeks- holy cow we are almost down to single digit weeks left until Tiny Ivy graces us with his/her presence.  Can't wait!

How big is baby: During week 29 the doctor estimated the baby to be around 2 1/2 lbs.  She was very happy with the size!

Weight Gain/Loss: 15 lbs. total

Maternity clothes: Mostly maternity, a few regular wardrobe pieces but not many

Stretch marks: Nope

Sleep: Awful!  Last night I finally slept most of the night after being awake from 2-5 am the nights previous.

Best Moment of the Week: During the 29th week we went to an appointment with the Maternal Fetal Medicine doctor and got to see the little one squirming around- we got a few really good profile pictures that make me want to meet this little one even more!

Movement: Yes! Latley lots of rolls and kicks/punches whenever I rest something on my stomach.  It is an amazing feeling- I'm sure I'll be tired of the kicks by the end, but I'm loving it now.

Symptoms: Growing belly, my belly button has been itching like crazy the last few days- I'm guessing that is a sign of stretching.

Food Cravings: this week: Tatertot Casserole, stuffing, and yesterday I just wanted something after dinner that was sweet.

Gender: We'll find out in January or early February!

Friday, November 9, 2012

28 week bump update


How far along: 28 weeks- I cannot believe how close it's getting!

How big is baby: the size of a eggplant. 2-3 lbs. lbs. according to TheBump.  Hopefully we will get a better estimate of the baby's weight next week at our appointment.

Weight Gain/Loss: 12 lbs. total

Maternity clothes: Still mixing and matching, some regular clothes are getting a little too short in the tummy area. I do love my jeans I got from Old Navy though!

Stretch marks: Nope

Sleep: The last few nights have been pretty good.  I've only gotten up once or twice in the night and fall asleep pretty fast.

Best Moment of the Week: getting the Gestational Diabetes screen over and done with- that stuff was nasty!  I was told to try fruit punch instead of orange if I have to do it again.

Movement: Yes! It is an amazing feeling- I'm sure I'll be tired of the kicks by the end, but I'm loving it now.

Symptoms: growing belly, getting full faster, stretching pains in my belly.

Food Cravings: Nothing really- pretty bland foods, foods with spice have been aggrevating me lately

Gender: We'll find out in January or early February!

and finally......

Friday, November 2, 2012

27 week Bump Update

Picture coming this weekend.

How far along: 27 weeks- holy cow this is flying by!

How big is baby: the size of a rutabegga. over 2 lbs. lbs. according to TheBump.

Weight Gain/Loss: 10-12 lbs. total

Maternity clothes: Still mixing and matching, some regular clothes are getting a little too short in the tummy area. I do love my jeans I got from Old Navy though!

Stretch marks: Nope

Sleep: Good when I can fall asleep and stay asleep. Lots of insomnia during the middle of the night usually 3-5am

Best Moment of the Week: Still working on the nursery.  Reaching the 3rd Trimester.  Last night Jeff put his hand on my belly because I told him the baby was moving- little one proceeded to kick for a good 2-3 minutes just where his hand was- we were both laughing so hard1

Movement: Yes! It is an amazing feeling- I'm sure I'll be tired of the kicks by the end, but I'm loving it now.

Symptoms: growing belly, getting full faster, insomnia at nice

Food Cravings: Nothing really- wishing I had a better appetite and wanted to eat but somedays I just force myself to eat.

Gender: We'll find out in January or early February!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

26


How far along: 26 weeks

How big is baby: the size of a head of lettuce. 1.5-2.5 lbs. according to TheBump. 

Weight Gain/Loss: 10 lbs. total

Maternity clothes: Still mixing and matching, some regular clothes are getting a little too short in the tummy area.  I do love my jeans I got from Old Navy though!

Stretch marks: Nope

Sleep: Good when I can fall asleep and stay asleep.  Lots of insomnia during the middle of the night usually 3-5am

Best Moment of the Week: Feeling lots of movement, all of the progress Daddy got done on the nursery.  Seeing the baby's furniture set up and getting my ideas together to get things finished and ready for a little one.  Hearing Daddy say he can't wait to see this baby and getting excited about all of the milestones coming up

Movement: Yes! It is an amazing feeling- I'm sure I'll be tired of the kicks by the end, but I'm loving it now.

Symptoms: growing belly, getting full faster, insomnia at nice

Food Cravings: Nothing really- wishing I had a better appetite and wanted to eat but somedays I just force myself to eat.

Gender: We'll find out in January or early February!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Photo catchup

Weeks 21-24- starting in the left upper, 22 in the right uper, left lower 23 weeks, and 24 weeks with my best friend Ashley in the lower left!

Friday, October 19, 2012

25 down....15 to go!

Pictures are back!  I will catch up and post all of them from the last few weeks this weekend!

How far along: 25 weeks 1 day


How big is baby: the size of a head of cauliflower. 13.6-14.8 inches long and 1.5-2.5 lbs. according to TheBump. 
Weight Gain/Loss: 8 lbs. total

Maternity clothes: mixing and matching.  I do love my jeans I got from Old Navy though!
Stretch marks: Nope


Sleep: better, but I think it's because I'm just exhausted when I finally get to bed.


Best Moment of the Week: all of the movement is still surreal to me and I love it!


Movement: Yes! It is an amazing feeling- I'm sure I'll be tired of the kicks by the end, but I'm loving it now.


Symptoms: growing belly, getting full faster


Food Cravings: Soups and not my ordinary foods- always looking for something new to try recently.


Gender: We'll find out in January or early February!