Friday, November 30, 2012

32 Weeks

How Far Along: 32 Weeks 
Baby is the Size of A: Honeydew
Best Moment This Week: Going through all your new clothes and things and realizing that your arrival is around the corner!
Gender: Baby Girl
Movement: Lots of kicking and rolling and oftentimes on my bladder. 
Food Cravings: Chicken pot pie, alfredo pasta and Thanksgiving food!
What I Miss: Getting up from bed without pushing off with my arm.
Sleep: It seems that I'm sleeping for longer periods of time now, knock on wood.
Belly Button: Still hanging in there...mostly flat though.
Wedding Rings On or Off: On
Maternity Clothes: Yup.
Stretch Marks: I think I just need to suck it up...they exist.
Symptoms: Just normal preggo problems...peeing often and heartburn.
What I am Looking Forward to: Our last holiday season without a little one to hold.

Monday, November 26, 2012

The big nursery reveal!

Here is Abby's nursery!  I'm happy to finally reveal it and think it's absolutely precious...if I do say so myself!  It's been pretty much done for a while now so I decided it was about time to share.  Jon and I love it and I can't believe that in less than 2 months (with any luck) there will be a precious little angel in there!  I hope she'll like her room as much as we do!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

31 Weeks

How Far Along: 31 Weeks
Baby is the Size of A: Head of Lettuce again
Best Moment This Week: Having our second baby shower and getting all sorts of handmade things for you from Nini and lots of family and friends!
Gender: Littlest Princess
Movement: I think I spoke too soon, your movements are big and so much stronger than before.  They can be quite startling sometimes. You can definitely tell that you're getting bigger inside there and possibly running out of room without pushing up against the outside from time to time.
Food Cravings: always, but nothing specific.
What I Miss: Being able to put on pants, socks and boots without struggling.
Sleep: I have to make sure that I don't eat anything to cause heartburn too close to bedtime or I have a mid-night attack.  Other than that, great!
Belly Button: Still hanging in there.
Wedding Rings On or Off: On
Maternity Clothes: I just organized my closet into things I can truly wear now and most are maternity.
Stretch Marks: I dunno, I think I'm in denial of a few smaller ones that have popped up but they're still all really low on my belly.
Symptoms: Not really...sometimes I feel a lot of pressure down lower but I think it's because of baby being head down now.
What I am Looking Forward to: Organizing your room with all your new things!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Baby shower #2

Last weekend we had our second baby shower for little baby Abby!  We received so many great things...especially handmade items!  Baby girl now has her fair share of crocheted blankets and hats, appliqued burp cloths, handmade booties, bibs and plenty of cute clothes!  We have been so blessed by all the people wanting to shower us and baby with gifts and can't believe that we will be meeting her before we know it!  I didn't manage to take many photos this week but did get a few to share.  We had people drive and fly from states all over to come and shower our little princess and couln't be more appreciative!


30 Weeks

How Far Along: 30 Weeks
Baby is the Size of A: Head of Lettuce
Best Moment This Week: Finding a school for you for when I have to go back to work and trust other people with my sweet little angel AND getting surprise baby presents at the door.
Gender: Our little Abby Baby
Movement: You're moving a little less, well I guess I should say that you're not quite rocking and rolling throughout the day now.  It's more startling movements.
Food Cravings: Hmm...milk?  I've been drinking milk with a tablespoon of pumpkin spice creamer in it lately and have stopped a couple of times to pick up a milkshake on the way home so that's probably the closest thing I've had to a craving this week.
What I Miss: Not really much, I'm a pretty happy camper really.
Sleep: Good...I always have been able to sleep.
Belly Button: Still there in a shallow form.
Wedding Rings On or Off: On
Maternity Clothes: Got a cute dress for my shower last week.  I'm not able to squeeze my belly into many non-maternity shirts anymore...they seem to be a little too short.
Stretch Marks: No more than before.
Symptoms: A little bit of back aches if I'm standing/walking a lot but not bad...and I'm still wearing heels at work so I can probably blame it on that.
What I am Looking Forward to: Your second baby shower this weekend!!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Baby Shower #1 with Fabulous Friends

I had so many pictures of all the wonderful friends and family that came to shower baby and me with presents that I had to make two wonderful collages to share them all!  I am so thankful for great friends that are excited to meet baby Abby!  Two of my good friends Erin and Kelly put together a "French country" themed baby shower for baby girl.  They even put together a diaper raffle which provided us with over 1,000 poop holders for Abby.  The food was great, the decorations were beautiful, the weather ended up being perfect, the friends were fabulous and the presents baby got, well....were plentiful!  I can't believe how much we received.  When I got home I unloaded everything (with the help of two fabulous friends) and lined it up in the bottom of baby's closet.  My goodness...check it out!

See...I told you, we are spoiled!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

29 Weeks

How Far Along: 29 Weeks
Baby is the Size of A: Butternut squash
Best Moment This Week: Ordering your stroller!
Gender: Princess Abby
Movement: It's amazing how much you'll move sometimes.  You've started really moving later in the evenings around bedtime
Food Cravings: I finally gave into my sweet tea craving and made a gallon of decaf at home.
What I Miss: Being able to lean over to put on shoes without having a belly in the way...although it's not that bad, just different
Sleep: Sleeping like a champ and sleep-walking perfectly to the bathroom and back
Belly Button: Same still...there, just quickly disappearing
Wedding Rings On or Off: On
Maternity Clothes: Mostly.  I've really started liking my maternity jeans and have been rocking the leggings and boots this week
Stretch Marks: Still hopeful
Symptoms: I'm trying to decide if I've felt Braxton-Hicks contractions this week because sometimes my belly feels much firmer than others
What I am Looking Forward to: Seeing all the friends that are coming to our first baby shower this weekend to shower you with presents and (I'm sure) plenty of cute clothes!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

28 Weeks

How Far Along: 28 Weeks
Baby is the Size of A: Cabbage
Best Moment This Week: Seeing your bigger movements and feeling how much stronger you're getting
Gender: Sweet Baby Girl
Movement: Lots!  I'm waiting to feel you make the big move into the head down position because at the last Dr. appointment you were transverse
Food Cravings: This week was mainly just about wanting "American" food after getting back from vacation
What I Miss: This week I've missed sweet tea
Sleep: Pretty good...just interrupted by bathroom breaks
Belly Button: Getting close to flat after a big meal but still a little innie
Wedding Rings On or Off: On
Maternity Clothes: Pretty much gravitating towards maternity shirts only now but still able to wear certain styles of non-maternity
Stretch Marks: Holding steady
Symptoms: I've had a few spats with back pains if I've tried to do too much
What I am Looking Forward to: Buying baby stuff!  We need to start buying the essentials like a car seat so that the hospital will let us bring you home.