Friday, December 30, 2016

Bump Day||Week 33

{December 23, 2016}

How far along: 33 weeks

Baby size: She weighs a little over 4 lbs now and passed the 17-inch mark making her about the size of a pineapple 

Baby's progress: She should be moving downwards anytime soon to prepare for birth. However, I know she has not done this yet because she has been somersaulting all over the place.

Weight gain: I am not real sure what I am at right now, we have an appointment next week

Maternity clothes: I am still in the same maternity clothes I have been in. Shoes are getting tight though, might need to invest in a bigger size for work purposes at least

Stretch marks: There are more forming under my belly button for sure! Not much I can do about it

Belly Button in or out: completely flat :) 

Sleep: Sleeping is still a struggle. I am also finding myself wanting to nap in the evenings more which is not helping the sleeping all night thing. 

Gender: GIRL!

Movement: Her kicks had kind of slowed down there for a while and I was really missing them but not she has been doing more somersaults and what feels like straight up dance parties that we are able to watch from the outside. I posted a video on my IG (@mrsfry26) that you should check out.

Best moment this week: Spending Christmas with our families. Anthony and I both agreed that the gifts we received for Rowan were by far our favorites. She even got her first sled from her Great-Aunt Lori and Great-Uncle Matt! I cannot wait to put her in it next winter. 

Looking forward to: Getting her nursery nook ready and my baby shower is coming up too!

Food cravings: Still milk, we are up to almost 2 gallons a week! it just tastes so good and I can't help but crave it.

Weirdest food I ate this week: Nothing new or different

Anything making you queasy or sick: Thankfully nothing 

Labor signs: I still haven't had any, except maybe a few Braxton Hicks but not completely sure

What I miss: wine and sleeping the whole night through

Symptoms: Still have swelling going on in my lower legs, ankles and feet but that is to be expected. Some BH contractions. 

Workouts: None other than some stretching

Things that suck: Lack of sleep and having to pee all the time!

Nursery? We have lots of decorations but still need to finish it. Hopefully we can tackle it this weekend.

Nesting? Nesting finally kicked in a couple weeks ago but it hasn't really hit full force yet. 

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Bump Day||Week 31

{December 9, 2016}

How far along: 31 weeks

Baby size: about the size of a coconut 

Baby's progress: She is over 3 lbs and will now gain as much as a half pound per week until she is born!

Weight gain: I hit the 200 lb mark a few weeks ago at my appointment. Not too concerned about the weight gain because I am looking forward to the challenge of losing it after she is here. Already planning on busting out my 21 Day Fix and that Shakeology. The human body is seriously amazing and I cannot get over the changes it is capable of making!

Maternity clothes: I am rotating through 4 pairs of maternity jeans (Old Navy and an off brand from Burlington Coat Factory that my Mom picked up for me) and my tops are hit and miss for sure but I have gathered a little collection of maternity tops to wear that are so comfy.

Stretch marks: There are still some under my belly button and a couple that have developed where my belly button piercing was. Still slathering that lotion on but there isn't much avoiding it if it is going to happen.

Belly Button in or out: completely flat :) 

Sleep: Sleeping has become a little bit of a struggle.Two or three nights a week I find myself waking up anywhere from 1AM to 3AM and not going back to sleep. This makes for really long work days.

Gender: GIRL!

Movement: lots and lots of dance parties going on inside there! I love it and it is definitely something that will be missed.

Best moment this week: Getting our first major snowfall and meeting up with Megan to take some maternity pictures in the snow. I cannot wait to see how they turn out! No doubt they will be perfect. Another great moment was getting the phone call that I passed that pesky 3 hour glucose test!!!

Looking forward to: Getting together with everyone for the Holidays and Christmas!

Food cravings: Milk, milk, milk and more milk. Pretty sure we should just buy a dairy cow to put out back because I am easily going through at least a gallon a week!

Weirdest food I ate this week: Nothing new or different

Anything making you queasy or sick: Thankfully nothing 

Labor signs: I still haven't had any, except maybe a few Braxton Hicks but not completely sure

What I miss: wine and and non-swollen legs, ankles and feet

Symptoms: Still have swelling going on in my lower legs, ankles and feet but that is to be expected. 

Workouts: Nada, I really need to get back into doing some yoga stretches

Things that suck: Just the sleeplessness in the mornings 

Nursery? We have not done anything else other than getting her crib put together and purchasing some decorations. I am getting really antsy to get it all finished.

Nesting? Nesting finally kicked in and I have been cleaning and doing laundry like no other! I just want to get everything cleaned up before she comes because I am  sure we are going to have all kinds of company over. 

Anchor Images || Maternity Pictures

A couple weeks ago we had this beautiful snowfall that lasted a couple days here in Ohio, it had to melt away before Christmas though (insert crying emoji) Anyways, Megan with Anchor Images, who I second shoot weddings with and have become really good friends with captured some maternity pictures of me since it was so pretty outside. It was slightly cold, okay extremely cold but I have been quite the heat box here lately so I was not complaining. 

I just had to share with all of you and check out that 31 week bump! 

I am so excited with how these turned out and now we have maternity pictures from our favorite place to vacation from when we took our trip to Charleston back in October and some maternity pictures that reflect the winter time which is when Rowan will be making her debut (fingers crossed that there isn't snow and ice like there was here when we have to make our trek to Columbus when I go into labor!) 

If you are local and looking for an amazing photographer do not hesitate to check out Megan on the Anchor Images Facebook page. 

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Bump Day||Week 30

Photo taken on December 5, 2016 - 30weeks3days
How far along: 30 weeks

Baby size: a large cabbage 

Baby's progress: She is almost 3 lbs!

Weight gain: I hit the 200 lb mark last week at my appointment

Maternity clothes: I am always in my maternity jeans but alternating between my regular tops and some maternity tops. I need to get some cute pjs and still need to get a winter coat.

Stretch marks: There are a couple right below my belly button that popped up but other than that nothing new.

Belly Button in or out: still a halfsie, not completely flat yet 

Sleep: Sleeping through the night as long as I don't drink anything after like 7:00

Gender: GIRL!

Movement: lots of movement going on. She really gets to thumping around in there and it still stops me no matter what I am doing. This is one thing I am really going to miss

Best moment this week: Just soaking up the Christmas holiday. I have a bunch of our boxes of decorations out but still have not managed to get anything set up. Anthony doesn't get home until late and I have been quite busy on Saturdays & Sundays so we just haven't done it yet. We also got her crib put together finally!

Looking forward to: Getting the results back from my 3 hour glucose test, fingers crossed I passed it! 

Food cravings: Popsicles and soft pretzels still

Weirdest food I ate this week: Nothing new or different.

Anything making you queasy or sick: I had a little bit of nausea on Thursday but I had also been fasting since the night before so I could go have the glucose test done. 

Labor signs: I haven't really had any, thankfully!

What I miss: big glass of wine

Symptoms: Swelling started on Monday in my feet and ankles, I thought it would be gone by the next day but it is still lingering around and it is Friday. I am thinking it might be here to stay. I started taking my rings off at night because I do not want to have to have them cut off if the swelling starts in my fingers.

Workouts: Aside from running around chasing little kids during photo sessions, working out has not been taking place.

Things that suck: Just waiting to hear back about the glucose test. 

Nursery? We have not made much more progress other than actually assembling her crib. We are pretty good at procrastinating so in the next 10 weeks we should have it done.

Nesting? Not really but it would be nice if it would kick in a little bit because this house is needing cleaned and laundry needs done badly! I just have no motivation to get it done.