Sunday, March 25, 2012

29 & 30 week update!

I didn't blog for the 29th week but I did get a picture while on vacation!  Here are some of the stats for week 30.

Weeks: 30 weeks 4 days
Weight gain: 19-19.5+ lbs
Name progress: None but hopefully we'll have it narrowed to top 3-4 this week. 
Exercise: 2 times this week after a week off.  The weather in FL is great.  Warm and low humidity.  I'm also loving that there is more light at night so more time to get out with Nic.  
Pregnancy Complaints: I found out last week that I'm anemic so I'm having to take iron pills.  They suck but I'll be good and take them with my prenatal vitamins at night.  Lately I've been feeling more pressure in my pelvis but nothing too uncomfortable.  It feels like he is burring into my pelvis. 
Other news: We are working on getting the crib built and some of Nic's furniture transitioned to the mock baby nursery.  I'm so excited to finally have his crib built.  There is so much to do and only about 2 months to go!!  Next things on the to do list, wash all the baby gear stuff and Nic's hand me down clothes, deep clean the house, have the carpets cleaned, clear out clutter from closets, buy a car for Leo (hopefully in May), pack the hospital bag, and much more stuff.

Lately, he has been moving so much that Leo has seen my belly jiggle and move.  I feel him much more than I ever felt Nicolas.  It is an awesome feeling.  I can tell when he is adjusting to get comfortable and even have noticed some hiccups on most nights.  My favorite part of pregnancy is knowing that I'm growing a human being.  I'm patiently waiting to meet him and see what he looks like, his disposition and personality, etc.

I know Nic is going to be a great big brother.  Lately he is addressing my belly more and wants to make faces or buy little things for his baby brother.  He is the sweetest boy and while I know it is going to be a huge adjustment, Nicolas will be the sweetest big brother!

Here is my 29 week pic from the cruise.

30 week pic

Bare belly @ 30.5 weeks.

Caro, my sis, wanted a side by side comparison so here it goes.  It is crazy how different I'm carrying.  I'm weighing about the same but the belly is more out there than with Nic.

This post is long enough so see you next week!


Sunday, March 11, 2012

28 weeks!

Weeks: 28 weeks 4 days
Weight gain: 15.6-17+ lbs (it varies)
Name progress: None  :-(
Exercise: I walked 1 time.  I tried through out the week but it has been so busy with work and house stuff. 
Pregnancy Complaints: Less leg cramps this week woohoo.  I have this annoying rib pain on my left side.  It started about 6 weeks ago but I don't think it is the baby.  I think it is an organ or muscle being pushed into my rib.  It sucks and it makes me sit with extremely good posture.  My aunts would be proud. LOL
Other news: We have progress on getting stuff ready for our new arrival.  We organized the garage, moved around and removed furniture from the guest bedroom, moved the crib into the nursery/guest bedroom, moved our desk from the guest bedroom to a little nook in the kitchen, took stuff to the landfill and goodwill, and put stuff away in the attic.  I'm a little tired but it felt good to get stuff done.

I also visited 2 daycares this week. They were just "ok" and the worst part is that they aren't even convenient.  Lakeland has very few options for infants so we are very limited.  I'm sad but there is nothing we can do.  So for now our names are on the waiting list and we'll see how it works out. 

And lastly, Leo and I are going on a babymoon this week! We leave on Thursday for a short cruise.  I can't wait for some adult time and some time off work.  The last 3 months have been so stressful that it is perfect timing.

And now some pictures.  They are not the best but they are funny and will be a good memory in the future.

It was raining and Leo got a little mad b/c we were both getting wet. 

We got back from dinner and I wanted to try to get a better pic but instead I look like Alfalfa.  LOL

I tried fixing my hair but now I look Bozo.  LOL

and here is one of me like Bozo and my big bare belly. Oh well, the memory is what counts.

Until next week!!  Belly pic will be from the cruise!


Sunday, March 4, 2012

27 weeks-3rd Trimester

Weeks: 27 weeks 4 days
Weight gain: 15.4-16+ lbs (it varies)
Name progress: None
Exercise: I walked 2 times with week.  Not bad but not good.  
Pregnancy Complaints: My biggest complaint this week are leg cramps. The worst part is that I get  cramps in weird muscles on my calves and then I can't figure out how to stretch it out. I'm trying to up my water intake and eat a banana a day. 
Other news: Nic and I survived another week without Leo.  It was a pretty crappy week because Nic had a bad cold all week.  I finally was able to get off from work on Thursday and made it to 3 appt's with him.  We enjoyed the day together.  On my 27 week appointment the doctor was happy with the progress and I'll be seeing him every 2 weeks from now on! About 3 months to go.  I need the time to slow down because we have so much to do.

Today's pic is from Disney.  Leo couldn't get my picture outside our house this weekend but I figured this was as good. :)

Have a great week!!