Thursday, October 2, 2014

39 Weeks



How far along? 39 Weeks
  • Baby Size: Hogan is measuring two weeks ahead and weighing in at 7lbs and 5 oz! According to my app she is the size of a pumpkin, which is perfect for this Halloween loving mommy!
  • Weight gain: 12 pounds (I've been losing these past few weeks)
  • Maternity Clothes: Of course! I throw on whatever is comfortable, and after Friday (my last day of work) I will be in pj's I'm sure.
  • Stretch Marks: No, I'm still using Mama Bee Tummy butter and oil every day.
  • Sleep: I am getting great sleep, I think my body knows that pretty soon I will survive on little to no sleep, so I'm soaking it all in. My anxiety keeps me up, sometimes, but not for long. I just wonder when I get to meet this little one.
  • Gender: Girl
  • Movement: She is kicking and punching as much as she can! I am cherishing every moment left with her in there.
  • Best moment this week: Making it to October! This is THE month that I wanted to have a baby, I got nervous she might come early, but we made it! Little girl can come anytime, now.
  • Looking forward to: Meeting my daughter, of course! There are moments I can't believe this is really happening, and I get nervous/excited. I am pretty scared about labor, but the end result is what I keep in mind. We've scheduled an induction for the 14th, but praying she comes on her own before then.
  • Food Cravings: Bottled water, reese's, and sonic ice.
  • Anything making you queasy or sick: I get nauseous occasionally, it sucks, but it comes with the territory. I'm also super congested and the humidifier, which I call my breathalyzer,  my ventilator, and Blake says I come up with a new name everyday for it, but it's my best friend.
  • Labor Signs: None.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

38 Weeks


How far along? 38 Weeks
  • Baby Size: Hogan is measuring two weeks ahead and weighing in at 7lbs and 5 oz!
  • Weight gain: 16 pounds
  • Maternity Clothes: I dress for comfort, so I am sashaying around in maxi dresses with tennis shoes. It's the latest fashion trend. Oh, and I can't forget to mention my sexy compression socks! 
  • Stretch Marks: No, I'm still using Mama Bee Tummy butter and oil every day.
  • Sleep: I am sleeping well, I wake up 5+ times per night to use the potty, and then I am able to once again get comfortable and fall asleep. My dreams are so crazy lately, depending on what TV show I watch prior to falling asleep, you can bet I will become a character on said TV show. The other night I was the lead girl on Naked and Afraid (in my dream). Very bizarre.
  • Gender: Girl
  • Movement: She is still wiggling around in there, and kicking me when she feels like it. I love watching my belly move, it's so amazing, I hope I can always remember those moments. I enjoy tickling her little feet and then watching them move across my belly.
  • Best moment this week: One of the greatest moments from this week is being able to pinpoint the point in which Hogan dropped. I have included a picture below. The 37 week picture was actually taken on Sunday at 37 wks 4 days, while the 38 week picture was taken yesterday at 38 weeks. It's so cool that I have it documented, I can't wait to show her one day!
  • Looking forward to: Making it to October. She can come anytime after that, but we've got to make it six more days, at least! I have my doctor appointment this afternoon, so we will know more after that.
  • Food Cravings: I still only want bottled water, and I guess I've kind of been on a pizza kick lately.
  • Anything making you queasy or sick: My right foot feels like it's broken and I am really hobbling around now. Standing for longer than five minutes is brutal and everything I do seems to take a lot of effort. People keep asking if I'm over being pregnant, if I am ready, and honestly, I love being pregnant, I am so blessed, I don't mind if she stays in there and is a week late.
  • Labor Signs: None.


Monday, September 22, 2014

37 Weeks: Full Term


How far along? 37 weeks 5 days (this picture was taken at 37 weeks 4 days)
  • Baby Size: Hogan is measuring two weeks ahead and weighing in at 7lbs and 5 oz! My app says she is the size of a watermelon!
  • Weight gain: 16 pounds
  • Maternity Clothes: It's getting harder and harder to put on pants, socks, shoes, and even my panties. Right now I am living in maxi dresses.
  • Stretch Marks: No, I'm still using Mama Bee Tummy butter and oil every day.
  • Sleep: Sleep is the same, I am still enjoying it while I can. I have woken up several times with vomit in my throat, which makes me choke, and then after drinking water and brushing my teeth I fall back asleep.
  • Gender: Girl
  • Movement: She is still moving around and I can usually tell when a tiny little foot grazes across my body.
  • Best moment this week: Realizing that my daughter will be here in a few short weeks. It's all of the sudden becoming very real to me. If she were to come tonight I can finally say we have everything we need for her arrival. I've also enjoyed two date nights with Blake, I keep reminding him that before we know it it's not just going to be us anymore.
  • Looking forward to: Meeting my daughter, duh!
  • Food Cravings: Bottled water, and Reese's peanut butter cups!
  • Anything making you queasy or sick: This week I've had really bad headaches, multiple headaches each day actually.
  • Labor Signs: A few contractions here and there, but nothing serious.

Monday, September 15, 2014

36 Weeks




How far along? 36 Weeks 5 days
  • Baby Size: Hogan is measuring two weeks ahead and weighing in at 7lbs and 5 oz!
  • Weight gain: 16 pounds
  • Maternity Clothes: I'm wearing whatever is comfortable at this point. Mainly maxi dresses and pj's when I am at home.
  • Stretch Marks: No, I'm still using Mama Bee Tummy butter and oil every day.
  • Sleep: I am still sleeping well, some nights its harder than others to fall asleep, but I can't complain. Although, laying down isn't as comfortable as it used to be, and rolling out of bed is pretty hysterical.
  • Gender: Girl
  • Movement: She has been bouncing around, and I am happy to report she is head-down! I seriously stare at my belly and cry thinking about not feeling her in my tummy once she is born.
  • Best moment this week: Our latest doctor appointment. It's all becoming real. She will be here in a few short weeks. My daughter, my miracle, the one dream I have had since I was a little girl is finally coming true. My hormones and emotions are all over the place, I can't believe I am having a child! Thank you, Jesus!
  • Looking forward to: Meeting my daughter, Hogan. I am also ready to have her room 100% complete, I just need to put things away.
  • Food Cravings: I still only want to drink bottled water, and my snack of choice is currently miniature snickers.
  • Anything making you queasy or sick: I am having a lot of pressure and sometimes it feels like Hogan is tightly grasping my bladder and squeezing it, which is uncomfortable. At our doctors appointment the doctor checked my cervix and that didn't feel to great, but everything looks good and that is all that matters.
  • Labor Signs: None.
Here's Hogan flashing the peace sign at 36 weeks!


Friday, September 5, 2014

35 Weeks



How far along? 35 Weeks 2 days
  • Baby Size: Hogan is about the size of a large cantaloupe (19-22 in, 5.5 lbs)
  • Weight gain: 12 pounds (weight went back down 3 lbs, probably because I've been sick)
  • Maternity Clothes: I've been wearing skirts, and dresses mostly. I also love maternity p.j's, and spent my labor day weekend and holiday in them. Battling strep while pregnant is rough.
  • Stretch Marks: No, I'm still using Mama Bee Tummy butter and oil every day.
  • Sleep: I started struggling with strep on Saturday night, and sleep was very difficult to maintain. I kept waking up with my throat on fire, no position felt comfortable, and my nose was all stopped up. On Monday night I had my first taste of just not being able to get comfortable, it was terrible.
  • Gender: Girl
  • Movement: This is still my favorite part about pregnancy. I could stare at my tummy for hours, even all day if it were possible. She just rolls, punches, and kicks whenever she pleases. The other day I watched a foot scroll across my tummy. She has also been getting familiar with my ribs as of lately, and that can get pretty uncomfortable.
  • Best moment this week: Spending time with Blake, we went to Babies R' Us and picked out a few things for Hogan, and it's starting to sink in that it's not going to be the two of us. I still can't believe my dreams are coming true, we are going to be parents! I already love this little miracle so much, I could cry.
  • Looking forward to: Getting over strep and hopefully seeing baby girl at my next OB appointment.
  • Food Cravings: Blue Gatorade and bottled water.
  • Anything making you queasy or sick: My students made me sick! Ha, but seriously, one of them gave me strep. Boo.
  • Labor Signs: None.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

34 Weeks

 

 How far along? 34 Weeks 1 day
  • Baby Size: Hogan is about the size of a cabbage. 5 lbs (estimate) 19-22 inches (estimate)
  • Weight gain: 15 pounds
  • Maternity Clothes: I've worn maternity jeans all week, thanks to my principal, but I think I prefer the maxi dresses, and skirts.
  • Stretch Marks: No, I'm still using Mama Bee Tummy butter and oil every day.
  • Sleep: It's still somewhat difficult to get comfortable enough to fall asleep, but once I do, I am sleeping well. Some nights I get up to use the restroom more than others, but I don't mind.
  • Gender: Girl
  • Movement: Lots of movement, little girl is now kicking my ribs, and sometimes when I tickle my belly or poke her she will poke me back. It's such an amazing feeling. I love her so much!
  • Best moment this week: Surviving back to school! It's been a lot better than I thought it would be, and the days do go by quickly which is nice.
  • Looking forward to: Packing my hospital bag, and her diaper bag. I've decided on her going home gown, I can't wait to get it from Blake's mom!
  • Food Cravings: Our PTO catered lunch one day and had these incredible looking chocolate and caramel brownies for desert. I've been craving those and bottled water!
  • Anything making you queasy or sick: I've been feeling pretty good. I did have swollen ankles after work yesterday, they look so weird, it's crazy. My back pain has gotten better, but I am still soaking in the tub each night, which feels amazing.
  • Labor Signs: None.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

33 Weeks

      
          How far along? 33 Weeks
  • Baby Size: Hogan is about the size of a head of cauliflower, weighs 4.5 lbs and is 19 inches long!
  • Weight gain: 12 pounds
  • Maternity Clothes: Yes, and now that school is starting back up I can no longer lounge in my pj's, so I am sure I will be wearing tons of maxi dresses.
  • Stretch Marks: No, I'm still using Mama Bee Tummy butter and oil every day.
  • Sleep: Well, it's been a long time coming, falling asleep is now a huge challenge. My back aches every night and I flip from one side to the other. Once I do fall asleep it's glorious and I wake up and my back feels fine.
  • Gender: Girl
  • Movement: Little Hogan enjoys kicking, punching, and poking out of my tummy. I love watching my tummy when she's moving and groovin' in there. Again, I am so going to miss her kicks once she is born.
  • Best moment this week: I was in the bathtub and realized that in less than seven weeks I am going to meet my daughter. I cried. Becoming a mom has been my lifelong dream, I've truly waited my whole entire life to meet this sweet blessing. Just thinking about our journey and what lies ahead makes me cry. I am just so grateful for God's gift. (I'm crying as I type this)
  • Looking forward to: Welcoming all of my students back and getting the school year started! I also can't wait to see our little girl again, I think we have our final scan in three weeks. I hope she's head-down. 
  • Food Cravings: I've been craving egg tacos again, but only for breakfast.
  • Anything making you queasy or sick: The thought of standing for eight hours makes me queasy, but I know I will sit as much as possible while I am teaching.
  • Labor Signs: None.