Wednesday, February 20, 2013

27 weeks


So these pictures are actually 10 days old, and no longer an accurate depiction of the belly that has popped like crazy over the last week and a half. I seriously feel (FEEL, not look, I know) like I'm almost about to split open, and that my tummy is so tight, that there is no way any more baby can fit inside. I forgot how uncomfortable and full you feel!

Anyway- Here's a quick update!
How far along: 27 weeks
Baby: About 2 lbs, roughly the size of a head of cauliflower
Maternity clothes: Not really; although I have a few maternity shirts I've been given that I wear once a week maybe, and I bought my first pair of maternity jeans a few weeks ago-I wear those once or twice a week. I've decided leggings in public are okay too.
Gender: Boy! (still. I don't want to be one of those girls who is told one thing, and births another on D day, so I ask them to check at every ultrasound!)
Movement: Moving all the time, although not always big kicks. He likes to bump me regularly. And do what I can only assume is the butterfly stroke. I love to watch my tummy move.
Sleep: Not bad, although I've had a few nights of random restless hours. Body, don't you know what you will be going through again? Sleep, stupid!
Cravings: Mostly water and lately, raspberry/strawberry lemonade. I can't drink very much at once or I'll vomit, so I'm always thirsty. I have barely felt any hunger these last 7 months at all, only a feeling that I need to eat or else I'll be sick. Fresh fruit, (but probably because it's juicy and satisfies my thirst) and bagels, lots and lots of bagels.
Symptoms: Shortness of breath, leg cramps in the middle of the night, still nausea

We are overall both very healthy. The most challenging thing we are dealing with currently is how excess hormones can cause me to lose my patience likethat with a 2-almost-3-year-old... seriously, that's the worst side effect yet! Wish us luck!

Thursday, February 14, 2013


I love my people. I love my people and this new person I'm cooking. And, despite my lack of posting, I love you too!

Shall we meet my new boyfriend? FB peeps have already seen his squishy face, but I thought I'd post again. He's a lot more visible than Abby was when it was her in there.

Almost 2/3 done! (Picture at 25 weeks.)

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Now that it's February, here's the rest of our December

We did festive things and on Christmas Eve, went to Spencer's parents and participated in their annual nativity and talent show.

 She thought she was soooo important just because she was an angel!

The rest of the night, Ab wouldn't let go of Andrea's baby Jesus, aka birth educational doll that she uses for her classes. (What was his name? I can't remember!)

 Abby's talent was singing her ABCs and The Itsy Bitsy Spider.

Ab had a poop incident Christmas morning, which meant she got a bath, and Dad ended up showering too... leaving me as the only one un-showered and still in PJs all morning.

 Later that day, my mom and dad came over, and further that night Robbie and Hannah came into town. We were so happy to have everyone over here (Carrie and kids came for the day the next day) but I literally couldn't keep anything down so I only got a handful of pictures with Mom and Dad, and none of Robbie and Hannah. Sorry!
There is a theory that I was morning sick with a touch of flu, because Hannah was struck with it right after they left our house, as did Carrie. Probably. It was crazy how terrible I felt.

Did any of my family get any pictures while we were together? Oh well. I love you guys!