Monday, November 29, 2010

29 Weeks!

As I write this I'm 75 days away from my due date! 75 days! I can't believe it! Thankfully, we had a very productive 4 day weekend and I'm feeling a little more ready for Baby P than I was a week ago.
The nursery is finished. Ryan and his dad worked hard to get the chair rail up on Friday. It looks great! I'll put pictures up with next weeks blog after the big reveal this weekend. Our dressers are also almost finished. Ryan and Jimmy worked hard to get them sanded down and stained on Saturday. They are getting the finishing coat this week and we should have them by this weekend. Although there isn't much space in the room right now, I can't wait to get them in.

I am also blessed to have another shower this coming weekend with all of our family and friends in Denver. I also am getting some special visitors for the weekend. Erin and Lindsay are coming out on Wednesday, Alli on Thursday, and Gracie and Mom on Friday. I can't wait to see everyone!

Someone asked me the other day if I liked being response...I LOVE being pregnant! I have been blessed to have a smooth, easy pregnancy so far. I love feeling LO move all day, although I can't wait for Baby P to be here I will miss feeling him/her moving all the time.
Besides the heartburn that has started and is here ALL the time, everything else is going great!

Here's my 29 week picture...I don't feel like my belly has gotten much bigger in the last few weeks....

How far along? 29 weeks

Food cravings: Broccoli and Cheese soup from Silver Mine...I can't wait to have some tomorrow :)
Biggest Change/Moment? Finishing the nurseryMovement? Sometimes I wonder what LO is doing in there!
What I'm looking forward to: Seeing family and friends at my shower on Saturday
Baby's Milestones: Baby P is now about 15 inches long and weighing around 2 1/2-3 pounds!

Monday, November 22, 2010

28 Weeks and My Baby Shower!

First off, I need to start out by saying I have an amazing group of family and friends! I have been blessed with great friends who with the help of my mom and sisters threw me an amazing shower! They thought of everything...including a buffet of my cravings throughout the pregnancy so far. It was quite the spread!
So, thanks to Mom, Alli, Gracie, Cassie, Erin, Lindsay, Jessica, and Lindsay. You guys did an amazing job and threw the me best shower!
It was so fun to see family and friends, although there is never enough time to chat at a shower I enjoyed talking to everyone!
Baby P is very lucky! We got so much good stuff! I can not thank everyone enough for their generosity.

Here are a few pictures from my shower...

Me and the other Mommies-to-be
Cassie (Jan. 29th), Me (Feb.12th), Jessica (Jan. 23rd)

My was so cute I didn't want to cut it!

The table decorations were picture of Ryan and I as babies..too cute!

Baby P's quilt made Great Aunt Jeanie

The yummy food!

My mom and sisters

The Girls

I don't have an actual 28 week picture...but if you click on some of the pictures you can see my bump pretty good.

How far along? 28 weeks
Food cravings: Nothing this week...but I loved having all my past cravings at my shower!
Biggest Change/Moment? Biggest moment, my baby shower! Biggest change...heartburn has started!
Movement? All the time..
What I'm looking forward to: Playing with all of our new baby stuff and finishing the nursery!
Baby's Milestones: Baby P is now about 15 inches long and weighing around 2 1/2 pounds!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

28 Week Appointment and A Look Back....

Today was my lovely 28 week appointment. It was filled with lots of fun things, including my 1 hour gluclose and my rhogram shot. Is it weird that I actually enjoyed the first few drinks of the orange sugary drink?

I'm measuring right on track this time and LO's heartbeat was in the low 150s...which is higher than it ever been before. It could be because LO was not thrilled with the dopplar cramping it's space and was kicking and punching it like crazy!

My weight gain is right on track and everything is looking good! Next appointment is at 32 weeks! I can't believe I'm into my third trimester already!

Since I'm in my third trimester I thought it would be fun to look back over the last few you go....

(4 days after we found out!) flat tummy :) Hopefully that will come back!

(14 Weeks...2nd Trimester!)

(One week shy of 3rd Trimester!)

I can't believe how much my belly has grown since the beginning of the 2nd trimester. I remember being excited to have a "bump" at 14 weeks seems kinda silly now!

                                                            Have a great weekend!

Monday, November 15, 2010

3rd Trimester!!

Horray! I'm in my 3rd and final trimester!! Although there have been times when I have felt like this pregnancy was crawling by, I can't believe I am already in the 3rd trimester! LO is moving like crazy and doesn't seem to like when it's living quarters are cramped. The second I lay on my side or put anything on my belly (including Baby Addie) LO is kicking away!

Last weekend I was home to throw a shower for Cassie. She's due just two weeks before me! I have thrown many showers, but I'll tell ya, throwing one while pregnant is much harder. I am so thankful to have had the help of her sister, Lindsay and Erin, I couldn't have done it without them!

This week is a busy one for us...and I'm glad, I need the week to fly by! We start our birthing classes tomorrow. I have no idea what to expect and I'm excited and nervous all at the same time! Then this weekend is my shower in Red Bud. I'm so excited! I have already started to receive baby gifts from the UPS man! I can't wait to see my family and friends and celebrate our LO!

I didn't take a picture this weekend, but this is Cassie and I at her shower...exactly 27 weeks for me!

How far along? 27 weeks

Food cravings: Grapes...pretty sure I ate almost an entire bag at work today!
Biggest Change/Moment? 3rd Trimester!
Movement? All the time..
What I'm looking forward to: Birthing Class and my baby shower this weekend!
Baby's Milestones: Baby P is now about 14 1/2 inches long and weighing around 2 pounds!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

26 Weeks...Nursery Progress...Double Digits!!

Wow that's a long title :) But it's been a busy week around here! I hit double digits on Friday, turned 26 weeks yesterday, and we finished painting the nursery today!

Ross and Nikki came over yesterday to help move furniture and get started on the priming. After they left Ryan and I worked on the first coat of green. We woke up bright and early  today and have just finished getting all the painting done (2 coats for each color)! I am already sore and know I'll be regretting spending the day painting, but I am so happy with the way it turned out. All that's left is the chair rail!

Here are a few pictures of the progress...

It's hard to tell in the pictures, but the top is a mint green. I am so happy with the way it turned out! I can't wait to see it with the chair rail!

Other than hitting double digits, nothing else is new with me this week. I still feel great!

Here I am 26 weeks on the dot!

I feel like I'm a little big for how far along I am. Last appointment I was measuring a week and half ahead. I go in again in a few weeks so I'm interested to see if I'm still measuring big.

How far along? 26 weeks

Food cravings: Dr. Pepper...LO loves Dr. Pepper!
Biggest Change/Moment? Hitting double digits....97 days left!
Movement? All the time..this morning I was actually laughing because my stomach was moving like crazy! I couldn't believe it!

What I'm looking forward to: Going home for Cassie's shower this weekend!
Baby's Milestones: Baby P is now about 14 inches long and weighing around 1 1/2-2 pounds!

Monday, November 1, 2010

25 Weeks & V-Day!

Boy...I've been slacking! I was home last week, so I'll use that as my excuse! Last week was an important one though, we made it to viability day! As far as milestones go, I say it's right up there with making it to the 2nd trimester. As of last week (24weeks) baby P has a fighting chance for survival if he or she was born. Although LO needs to bake for a few more months, it's reassuring to know.

Last week I was able to head home for a few days while the families were on vacation. I enjoyed seeing family and friends and finally meeting Baby Addie. She's a doll! I can't wait to see how much she's grown at my shower in a few weeks.

Ryan's birthday is on Friday, we plan on going to a nice dinner and maybe a movie. This weekend we are going to start painting the nursery. I hope to get the room primed by Sunday night and if we are on a roll start one of the colors. This is one of two free weekends between now and December 4th (my goal date to have the nursery finished) so we better get busy!

As for me, I've been feeling great (minus the back issues!)! I feel LO moving all the time. Not just kicks or punches, but every other movement he/she makes right now. I'm loving it!

Here's my 25 week picture...15 more weeks to go!!

How far along? 25 weeks

Food cravings: Mom's chocolate pie...yes mom I'm still craving it :)
Biggest Change? Making it to V-Day!
Movement? All the time
What I'm looking forward to: Hitting double digits...almost to 99 days!!
Baby's Milestones: Baby P is now about 13 1/2 inches long and weighing around 1 1/2-2 pounds!