Thursday, August 25, 2011

30 weeks & the Bump!



How far along? 30 weeks

Weight gain/loss: I've gained 2 more pounds. Total weight gain is 15 lbs.

Maternity clothes? No new maternity clothes.

Stretch marks?
None.


Sleep?
Sleep is still just okay.


Best moment this week?
Getting Olive's owl night lamp, having her move like crazy when I'm helping Dan cook (I think she smells the food!) AND capturing some video of her movements. Silly girl always stops moving as soon as I pause the t.v and grab the video camera/iphone. :)


Food cravings:
Chocolate!


Gender:
Olive is a girl!


Belly button in or out?
I have an "outtie".

Movement?
Lots of movement and hiccups. I love every single movement! She's been sitting high though and that hurts.


What I miss?
I miss being able to easily get in and out of bed. It's a workout these days.

What I'm looking forward to:
Hopefully having Dan paint the nursery soon!


Milestones: I had an appt. yesterday and baby was head down. My fundus height is 31. Baby girl is 17 inches long & 3 1/2 lbs. and she responds to light. Almost all major organs are functioning. Her eyelashes and eyebrows are done. Her brain is expanding by the day, taking on new functions like temperature regulation. The brain is starting to get that wrinkly, indented look, which will help the brain tissue expand as she develops into adulthood.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

29 weeks!

How far along? 29 weeks

Weight gain/loss: No change. Total weight gain is 13 pounds.

Maternity clothes? I bought a cute shirt from Etsy. I'll post a pic once I get it. :)

Stretch marks?
None.


Sleep?
Sleep is okay.


Best moment this week?
Going to a La Leche League meeting yesterday. Thanks to the Bradley classes and my wonderful coach I've become slightly less anxious about labor and delivery, but have become more anxious about breast feeding so I thought it'd be a good idea to attend a meeting. It was great! My questions were answered and I feel less worried that I'll succeed at breast feeding. I'm sure I'll attend a few more before baby comes. It's best to attend these meetings before little one arrives. :)


Also, our baby shower invites went out last week! They are adorable. My friend, Kat, did an amazing job.


Food cravings:
No major cravings this week. I finally got my pan dulce. YUM!


Gender:
Olive is a girl!


Belly button in or out?
I have an "outtie".

Movement?
Lots of movement and lots of hiccups.


What I miss?
I miss not being a messy eater and dropping food on my shirt. Dan and I make jokes about how I'm more of a messy eater now because I'm carrying his spawn. It never fails, Dan always drops some food on his shirts when he eats. :D

What I'm looking forward to:
Seeing and holding our baby girl!


Milestones: Our baby now weighs about 2 1/2 pounds (like a butternut squash) and is a tad over 15 inches long from head to heel. Her muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and her head is growing bigger to make room for her developing brain-which is busy developing billions of neurons. Our baby is starting to settle into the proper birthing position — which is hopefully head down, facing your back.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Happy 3rd Trimester to us! 28 weeks & the Bump!


Okay this is a better belly shot. Belly is cute again and you can see my "outtie".
Wow! My belly makes my butt look tiny. :D
How far along? 28 weeks

Weight gain/loss: I've gained 2 more pounds. Total weight gain is 13 lbs.

Maternity clothes? I FINALLY hemmed my maternity jeans and a few days ago Old Navy was having a sale online so I bought another pair of jeans, a pair of shorts and a couple of shirts.

Stretch marks?
None.


Sleep?
Sleep is okay.


Best moment this week?
Putting the remote control on my belly and watching it jump around. :)


Food cravings:
No major cravings this week. I got my Organic Valley chocolate milk and Dan keeps drinking it. Grrr. :)


Gender:
Olive is a girl!


Belly button in or out?
I have an "outtie".

Movement?
Lots of movement. I've been feeling jabs from what feels like her elbow/knee/foot. Crazy feeling, but I love it!


What I miss?
Not having my legs go all tingly on me. I think I may have restless leg syndrome. :-/

What I'm looking forward to:
The future!


Milestones: Baby girl will be getting some color this week — eye color, that is. Eeek! Come on green eyes! ;-) Pigment will fill in our baby's irises, but it might take six months after she is born for the eyes to settle in to their true color. Eyelashes, eyebrows and hair are continuing to grow, and brain tissue is rapidly increasing. Our baby is plumping up as more much-needed body fat develops (one step closer to those adorable baby thigh rolls and Buddha belly), even though she still only weighs 2 1/4 pounds.


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Hemming Jeans

I haven't felt the crafty bug lately. Instead, I've been putting off hemming or taking in jeans. With Olive on the way, I really should take the time to make a few things before she gets here. Making cute things is more fun than working on jeans.

Now that I can't use just the bella band to keep my pre-pregnancy jeans up I finally got around to hemming my maternity jeans. I've only had them for almost 2 months. :)
I hate sewing things like jeans. It can be so frustrating. I found a great tutorial on how to sew jeans the professional way and how to use a jean-a-ma-jig. I didn't buy a jean-a-ma-jig. I just found a "Hump Jumper" at my local sewing shop.

Pretty good for my first try, no? :)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Baby Girl's name is...

Olive "Liv" Julia

Told you it wasn't a traditional name. ;)
And Julia is my maternal grandmother's name.

We were originally going to make Olive her middle name and call her by her middle name, but after some thought we said "Why don't we just name her Olive?" So, her name is Olive (not Olivia, people!) and as she gets older she can decide if she wants to go by Olive, Liv or Julia. I love all 3 names.

She's our little "Olive Berry". :)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

27 weeks!

How far along? 27 weeks

Weight gain/loss: Lost a pound this week. Total weight gain is 11 pounds.

Maternity clothes? My mom bought me a few shirts from a Pea in the Pod. Thanks again, Mama!

Stretch marks?
None.


Sleep?
Sleep is the same, not great.


Best moment this week?
My parents bought us our daughter's crib! It should arrive mid-September. Thanks again, Mama & Dad! I don't know what we'd do without you guys.


Food cravings:
No real major cravings this week. I've wanted some chocolate milk lately.


Gender:
Girl! And I just might share her name on here (but not FB) really soon. :)


Belly button in or out?
I have an"outtie" now.

Movement?
Lots of movement, stronger kicks and hiccups! I also saw my belly ripple like a wave the other day. Super weird feeling. :)


What I miss?
Not having a sore pelvic region. Ow! And I'm so tired of going to the bathroom what seems like every 5-10 minutes. Frequent urination sucks!

What I'm looking forward to:
Third trimester next week! My midwives consider the 28th week the 3rd Tri. They say it's technically 27w6d. :)


Milestones:
Our little girl weighs in at almost 2 pounds and is almost 15 inches long. Eyelashes are also starting to grow at the ends of the lids, and someone will be taking a first peek around this week, as baby's eyelids flutter open for the first time. Her eyelids won't stay open for too long yet, but the blinking reflex will begin. More good news: Our baby probably recognizes our voices and she is falling in love just as fast as we are. <3

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

To 3D or not to 3D?

Well, I guess we are not going to get a 3D ultrasound.

Dan was pretty dead set on NOT getting one from the beginning. He doesn't like the idea of having unnecessary u/s and he wants to really see his child as she is when she is born. I always assumed we'd get one, then I was okay with not getting one because I felt like I wanted some surprises at delivery and didn't want to know what she looked like just yet. I would totally obsess about her every features and whether she had my nose or not. :D I just really want to see our little girl again, but I know that's not good enough reason to have one.

I guess it's only 3 more months (give or take a few days) until I see her. I can wait, I can wait, I can wait. I just have to keep telling myself that. :)