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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Maternity Pics!

We combined Lucas's 3 year photos with our family/maternity photos! Worked out pretty well even though I wasn't as far as long as I probably should have been. With Lucas we took them around 34 weeks, and in these ones I am 31 or so weeks. Love how they turned out! I am saving our favorite photo for our Christmas card this year! :) 

34 Weeks!

Lucas getting ready for his trip to WA
How far along? 34 weeks! and clearly not the best photos of me! ugh must be the lighting or something in our basement! 
Total weight gain/loss: 22-23# - can't believe it!
Maternity clothes? still all the time! 

Stretch marks? still none! 
Sleep: getting a little more challenging some nights-- waking up multiple times to change positions, and usually 1x/night to go pee! :)
Best moment this week:  Spending time getting things further ready in the nursery-- having all weekend to relax and organize a bit all by myself (since Tim took Lucas to WA for the weekend), digging out all the bottles, buying baby boys coming home from the hospital outfit. Hearing baby boys heart beat again-- that never gets old! measuring at 33 weeks, heart beat 145bpm. Oh and getting to see our cute family/maternity photos! Turned out great!
Have you told family and friends: Yes! possibly narrowed name down to 4 now! We might have to see him before we choose the name!
Miss Anything?  bending down to tie my shoes easily, missing having fun holiday coffee drinks, a peppermint mocha sounds so good! especially when I am not getting a full nights sleep any longer!
Movement: Lots and Lots of movement after eating chocolate,  and from 8-9PM, then he gets pretty quiet at night-- sometimes I will wake up the in middle of the night wondering why he hasn't moved all night-- I even poke him a little bit, then he starts to move! Hopefully this is a good sing?! I also am experiencing a lot more baby hiccups with this one!
Food cravings: nothing to special! lots of cereal still - Cracklin Oat Bran! and oddly enough, eggs!
Anything making you queasy or sick:  still not a big avocado or spinach fan, which I ate all the time before I became pregnant
Have you started to show yet:  Yes, my little basketball is turning into quite the large basketball!
Gender prediction: allll boy
Labor Signs: None! which is also different, with Lucas I had pelvic pressure and braxton hicks by this time. This baby is nice and comfy! 
Belly Button in or out? out and odd!!
Wedding rings on or off? On still no swelling!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy and a now I can say maybe a little moody I have noticed, wondering if I am starting to lose my patience a bit faster with Lucas and hoping its just the hormones! But he is also starting to not want to nap as much, great timing!! And also trying to wrapp presents with a toddler, clearly impossible.  The holidays always are so much fun, but I have always been a little stressed trying to get everything done, and now having a baby right around Christmas makes me feel a little more stressed! 

Looking forward to: thanksgiving in Hutchinson - my parents are coming down to help celebrate. And hopefully having all my Christmas shopping done so I can relax for my last month of pregnancy! That would be nice!

Monday, November 9, 2015

32 Weeks!

Waiting for the doctor for eat tubes!

Lucas thought I had a halloween costume on!

I want to hug the baby!

How far along? 32 Weeks!
Total weight gain/loss: 20# on track for what I gained with Lucas!
Maternity clothes? love all my maternity pants but starting to get sick of my same shirts! plus my shirts are starting to get a little tight!

Stretch marks? still none! using my belly butters religously!
Sleep: not too bad actually, but if Lucas wakes up then usually I am up using the bathroom because of that, if he sleeps through the night, I can usually get through the whole night without getting up now!
Best moment this week:  Having my 32 week check-- everything looking great, measuring at 32 weeks and heart rate 140bpm. Having a fun halloween in Grand Forks! Also Lucas getting through having tubes put in his ears like a champ! I am always a little worried for even simple surgeries but everything went well! And then Lucas really showing a big interest in the baby-- he even said Mama, I want to hug the baby!!! And he includes the baby when he is playing with little people!
Have you told family and friends: Yes! possibly narrowed down the names to 5! :)
Miss Anything?  being more active-- its been so nice out side, 60 degrees in November! So spending time outside with Lucas is great, but I am just tired so much quicker and am hesitant to take long walks!
Movement: last few days baby boy has been pretty mellow, but now today he picked it up again! lots of big rolling motions
Food cravings: mcdonalds southwest chicken salad, chicken, chocolate, eating a little more healthy now!
Anything making you queasy or sick:  weirdly avocado
Have you started to show yet:  Yes! feeling very large these days! and I feel like I need to tape down my belly button ugh!
Gender prediction: allll boy
Labor Signs: Braxton hicks only seem to come on my long busy days when I am on my feet a whole bunch, but otherwise really don't have them that much! 
Belly Button in or out? out and odd!!
Wedding rings on or off? On still no swelling!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy but again starting to feel a little anxious about being a mom to two and having to share my time -- Lucas is going to have a tough time adjusting! He is so used to having all of our attention!

Looking forward to: meeting this little one in less than 7 weeks! and the holidays that are quickly approaching! 

Friday, October 23, 2015

30 Weeks!

Little comparison-- 30 weeks with Lucas! Wow I look so young!

How far along? 30 weeks! 
Total weight gain/loss: 17-18#!
Maternity clothes? all the time-- love all my maternity clothes-- so comfortable! wearing lots of my short sleeve maternity shirts that I wore at the end of the Summer with Lucas with normal non maternity cardigans though! Also bought a mens north face jacket at the thrift store for 20 bucks! this should get me through the end of December-- then Tim can have it!! Couldn't think of spending 60 bucks on a maternity jacket for only 2 months!

Stretch marks? still none! using my belly butters religously!
Sleep: waking up even more-- hips are starting to get a bit sore lying on my sides, rotate back and forth a lot with my boppy wedge! and when I get up at first I am starting to waddle a little bit! 
Best moment this week:  Lots of great moments! My parents coming-- my mom helping wash a ton of my sisters old baby boy clothes and Lucass old clothes, blankets, sheets, burp cloths etc, and we got all our baby tubs organized, and the nursery is now pretty functional-- about 1.5 days of hard work! (thanks mom!) Having Tim home for 10 days in a row! can't believe it! it really helped a lot and relieved me of some of what I normally do - he even cleaned like crazy (and cleaned the carpets - hooray!)! and kept Lucas occupied with my Mom and I were organizing! Taking family photos/maternity photos! Having our 30 week baby check up-- baby boy's heart rate in the 140's, measuring right on track, and scheduled our official C-section due date (if I am not in labor prior!) and lastly having my sister and brother in law and their 3 boys come down for the day to play and spend the day in Hutch-- lots of fun happening around here!
Have you told family and friends: Yes! we are not telling anyone our name til he is born though (we haven't even come close to deciding on a name yet!)
Miss Anything?  having a beer every now and then, have been craving a bud light with olives!
Movement: still lots of a movement, but a little less than the last 2 weeks, seems a little less forceful, i think baby has changed positions or just running out of room to kick me hard! Now you can really see my stomach moving from the outside, rolling back and forth! pretty fun to see!
Food cravings: hot chocolate, buffalo wings/sauce, cereal -- i feel like i haven't been eating half as much as veggies as I with Lucas
Anything making you queasy or sick:  Had a little nausea the past few days, but also just had the flu shot, now it seems to be subsiding!
Have you started to show yet:  Yes! measuring at around 29-30 weeks! 
Gender prediction: allll boy
Labor Signs: Braxton hicks have now decreased which I am quite happy about!!! Haven't had the extreme tightening now for a few weeks! Much easier getting around on busy days when I can breath normal. 
Belly Button in or out? out and still very odd, its almost like its disappeared to a small dot now. so so strange!
Wedding rings on or off? On still no swelling!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Much less stressed about baby  now that the nursery is more organized! It feels so good to have that all done! 

Looking forward to: putting some finishing touches on the nursery, a fun weekend ahead with a kids halloween party tomorrow night, one more pumpkin patch on Sunday where we will pick out our pumpkins and the carve them on Monday! and then a fun halloween next weekend in Grand Forks! Should be fun and exciting next few weekends! Also looking forward to the holidays and being extremely pregnant-- perfect time to eat lots and lots with the excuse of being pregnant!! :) 

Friday, October 9, 2015

28 weeks! Third Trimester!!

Lucas and Fenton just love posing for Belly shots!

Ill hold my belly too mama!

our inspiration for baby boy #2's nursery! Greens, Navy, Gray and White! And really love the sign too!

Made a ton of Apple Muffins with all our Apples we picked!

Playing in the leaves at Grandma and Grandpas!

How far along? 28 weeks!!! Yay 3rd Trimester! Can't believe how quick this pregnancy is moving along, probably because Tim is gone more and I am much more busy chasing a busy toddler!
Total weight gain/loss: ugh! 15-16# I was shocked when I weighed in!
Maternity clothes? all the time! Even have to upgrade to larger maternity pants this time around, oh the second baby Ive noticed a little more weight gain! or maybe baby boy is just bigger than Lucas, which is hard to imagine!
Stretch marks? still none! 
Sleep: waking up a bit more, more due to a little more discomfort from lying on my left side so much, but i do remember I am not half as sore as I was last with Lucas -- must be our new bed!
Best moment this week:  or past 3 weeks…Passing my Glucose test at 26 weeks!! I was a little more worried this time, not sure why! Hearing baby boys strong heart beat at 26 weeks-- back up to 155bpm, having another great weekend picking apples at an apple orchard, doing all the fall activities you can imagine! And spending last weekend in Grand Forks hanging out with family, going to the Sioux hockey game, and going out to a farm to pick carrots - so much fun!
Have you told family and friends: Yes! we are not telling anyone our name til he is born though (we haven't even come close to deciding on a name yet!)
Miss Anything?  getting shoes on is getting to be a bit more of a challenge, having more energy, and still my mobility has declined quite a bit!
Movement: lots and lots of movement, if this is any indication of our baby's personality, it is looking like he will be more active than Lucas! Although I did find out with Lucas my placenta was anterior (so it was like a cushion between the baby and front of belly, and this baby the placenta is posterior which could be why I feel a ton more movement all the time!) my name badge at work is continually bouncing due to baby kicks! He might be jump roping with his umbilical cord!
Food cravings: apples, hot chocolate, mexican, oranges
Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nope! feeling great!
Have you started to show yet:  Yes! I have been told this one looks like a little basketball as well, but I still feel like my hips are a lot wider this round!
Gender prediction: allll boy
Labor Signs: definitely braxton hicks have started! holy cow! seems like the more I am on feet and on my long work days when I get home at 6, they really kick in, now sometimes at around 3:30 my stomach will continually tighten and its almost hard to breathe-- this happened now 3x! at around 26-27 weeks. I have felt pretty good this week with minimal braxton hicks, but am also trying to drink a lot more water!
Belly Button in or out? out and showing through my clothes! ugh! this also did not happen with my first pregnancy
Wedding rings on or off? On no swelling what so ever
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy! but getting a little stressed, haven't really gotten a ton done for this baby boy yet!

Looking forward to: receiving baby boys nursery set (ordered in the mail through Amazon!), having my mom come down mid-October to help organize baby things, then the Bina's coming down for a day, and then soon it will be Halloween! So much fun. Also super excited that Tim was able to pull of getting Thanksgiving off (and black friday)!! 

Monday, September 21, 2015

25 Weeks!

How far along? 25 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 12-13lbs
Maternity clothes? all the time! getting sick of my short sleeves and ready for long sweaters, maternity leggings and boots!
Stretch marks? still none! 
Sleep: pretty good still! toss and turn a bit through the night, wake up lying on back a lot, still using my amazing wedge to support my growing belly!
Best moment this week:  (or past 2 weeks!) celebrating Lucas 3rd birthday with family, Tim repainting the nursery and setting up the crib again (woohoo!), and having a fun fall family day at a corn maze/pumpkin patch!
Have you told family and friends: Yes!
Miss Anything?  moving fast! Lucas has a new bike and oh man he can go fast, sometimes I can barely keep up with him. I feel like I am getting a lot slower quicker with this pregnancy!
Movement: lots and lots of movement, more at night, but able to see lots of movement from the outside
Food cravings: apples, squash, doughnuts, pumpkin flavor (pumpkin chocolate chip cookies mmm)
Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nope! eating and everything and anything, feeling like i need to start watching my eating a bit if I want keep the weight down a bit!
Have you started to show yet:  I am feeling and looking pretty big these days, with Lucas I was all belly, this one I am getting round and gaining weight every where! 
Gender prediction: allll boy
Labor Signs: might be starting to feel some braxton hicks already…stomach feels a little tight here and there
Belly Button in or out? out and very weird looking, not sure where it looks so much more strange this pregnancy ha!
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!

Looking forward to: hearing our baby's heart beat again in a few days at my 26 week check, taking out and organizing all my baby boy clothes (and a whole tub of new clothes from my sister!), organizing the nursery, and Lucas starting skating lessons in a few weeks! 

Thursday, September 3, 2015

23 Weeks!

When mom and dad were gone Lucas got frozen yogurt-- lucky boy!

Tim tried out paddle boarding in WI, and i took up water biking!

all ready for the big day

Lucas at the farmers market with Grandma and Grandpa!

How far along? 23 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: up 8-10#!
Maternity clothes?  all the time for shirts and pants at work! So much  more comfortable! I will have to go and find some more dress pants for the winter season! I was able to wear capris all the way through the last pregnancy!
Stretch marks? Nope! 
Sleep: pretty good! Still using the boppy wedge every night and sleeping great! But it is getting a little harder reading books with Lucas and putting him to sleep!
Best moment this week:  Being able to have my parents come down and watch Lucas for the weekend while Tim and I were off to a wedding on a small island in Wisconsin! It was very relaxing weekend for this pregnant mama! Then coming home and switching Lucas to the guest room to his new bigger room. That means the baby room will be a blank canvas to get started on! Going to start unpacking all the cute infant clothes from Lucas and from my sister!
Have you told family and friends: Yes! all our friends know by now! 
Miss Anything? not too much this week! still miss the coffee every once in awhile!
Movement: feeling him move a lot more all around. He still sticks pretty low for the most part when sitting, but lying down he is all over the place, lots of kicks going on and maybe some hiccups! So much fun, I love this part of being pregnant
Food cravings: peaches, cereal, bakery goods, BLTs, ice cream
Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nope!
Have you started to show yet:  oh yes! I think my abdominal muscles are much more stretched this round! Lots of people can tell I am expecting (looks like a basketball again) but this time feel a bit wider! 
Gender prediction: all boy!
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In halfway
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy and much more energetic

Looking forward to: having time to start on the nursery this weekend, maternity clothes shopping over the weekend and getting some things accomplished that I usually couldn't with a toddler around! Yes, thats right, Lucas is going to grandparents in Washington this weekend! I have to work Sat-Monday at the hospital and Tim has training in Seattle all weekend, so Tim and Lucas are flying out for the weekend! Its always hard to let your little boy leave but he will have so much fun hanging out with all his cousins in Washington!