38 weeks & 1 day.

Thursday, April 17, 2014








38 long, long weeks.
I had my appointment for the week and deja vu happened in a way. I got checked and I am currently a little over 3 cm and 70-80% thinned out. Baby girls head just needs to come down more. Walk, walk, walk the doctor said. She said she does not think I will make it to my next appointment. That is crazy in so many ways. 1. I had my first baby in South Dakota, with a whole different doctor. I was 38 weeks and my doctor said if you make it, (which I don't think you will) to your next appointment we will talk induction. [I wouldn't consider it unless medically necessary anyways]. (My current Texas doctor said the same thing today). Turns out that doctor was right, I never made it to my next appointment. (If you need a OB in Rapid City I would definitely recommend Dr. Bernhard at Black Hills OB-GYN). Also, my water broke on Easter Sunday and I had my son the next day. Guess what this weekend is? Easter, so I really believe my water will break on Easter again and I might just have baby on Monday. It is crazy to believe how alike these due dates are. 

Breakdown:
  • Both doctors didn't/don't think I would make it to the next appointment.
  • Both pregnancies 38 weeks.
  • Both Easter weekends.

I can't wait to hold her and take her home to meet her big brother.
Back to your regular questions.



How far along?  38 weeks
Total weight gain/measurements: 25-30 lbs.
Maternity clothes: Yes & I can't wait to wear regular clothes.
Stretch marks: Not any new ones, I hope I don't get any either.
Sleep: Not consistent sleep. Leg cramps are here and waking me up multiple times a night.
Best moment this week: My mommy flew in and already has made so many delicious items! Helped a bunch with little guy and just made it that much easier to take it easy.
Miss anything? I would love to not be pregnant any more.
Movement: I think she wants out as well, waiting for my appointment she tried to bust out on top of a full bladder.
Food cravings: not too many since my mommy is fulfilling them all.
Anything making you queasy or sick? I have gotten a little bit nauseated lately.
Gender: GIRL
Labor signs: back pain, hip pain, and the regular stuff.
Symptoms: cervix irritated by check up, 3+cm dilated, 70-80% thinned out, everything looks great except baby needs to shimmy on down more.
Belly button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or moody most of the time: Both. easily annoyed.
Looking forward to: HER ARRIVAL!



In other news:





Little guy loves watching movies. He really likes Frozen (Olaf) right now. Always addicted to all of the Toy Story's as well. 





My mom's homemade Tom Kah Gai. AH! Something I have craved for....ever. While it's settling nicely in my belly for the 3rd time in two days. Yum!



Next Friday will be my son's 3rd birthday and we also find out where we are going next thanks to the military!









Until next time. . . and hopefully baby girl will be here.



Maternity Photos.

Friday, April 11, 2014




After my baby shower, two great friends and photographers took some maternity photos for me. I am 34 weeks pregnant in the photos and in the lifestyle photos, I think I might be 35 weeks. The following are by the talented and amazing Graper Photography





My little guy and I.



My baby bump.



Lifestyle baby bump.



Hubby and I.



Lainey (my girl dog) and I.




Thank you again TaeLynne for your talented work and amazing friendship!
http://graperphotography.blogspot.com/










Until next time. . .

Finally 37 weeks & my 100th post.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014








How far along?  37 weeks
Total weight gain/measurements: 25-30 lbs.
Maternity clothes: Yes and hubbys shirt at night. Although, my tummy is getting to big for these shirts. 
Stretch marks: My ones from first pregnancy are more noticeable and I might be getting some more. nobueno.
Sleep: sucks. I am always tired.
Best moment this week: Ordering from Sephora (their biannual sale of 15% off) and later this Friday we find out what bases need my hubbys job!!!
Miss anything? My body back. So much pain in my lower back and hips.
Movement: yes. lots of visible movement.
Food cravings: sandwiches. chips and salsa. I also want to try that new salmon dish at Olive Garden.
Anything making you queasy or sick? nothing this week.
Gender: GIRL
Labor signs: back pain? hip pain?
Symptoms: I can feel her low, I never had back pain with my first pregnancy (it actually went away when I got pregnant with #1). This baby comes with so much back and hip pain!
Belly button in or out? In; flatish
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or moody most of the time: Moody.
Looking forward to: My mom arrives in 6 days!!! and the arrival of baby #2!


Lately, I can not sit down....comfortably. I am usually laying down if I plan on resting. It hurts to get up at night and my hips are in much pain. It's worse at night. I can't wait till she makes her appearance!




In other updates:



I love making sandwiches at home, because I have weird combinations.




This past week (hubby goes to work on night shift so it is just my son and I). Therefore, I decided to take my son on a date night (a little one on one before his sister shows up) at Texas Roadhouse, then we got ice cream to go from Baskin Robbins (of course it had to be Spider man) and then we came home, showered, and ate ice cream to Toy Story 2 (he loves trilogy).  It was nice to treat him and just get some individual time together outside the house. 





The weather has been pretty nice lately, so hubby decided a car wash was in order.... car being my son's truck. I couldn't help to snap a few pictures of this cute little memory.




Just another photo of 36 weeks & 5 days.
Getting so big!







Until next time. . . 

36 weeks & over it.

Thursday, April 3, 2014





changing it up and adding more questions.



How far along?  36 weeks
Total weight gain/measurements: 25-30 lbs.
Maternity clothes: Yup! Even though my belly is protruding those clothes as well.
Stretch marks: Not any new ones, I hope I don't get any either.
Sleep: Some, it takes a while to get comfortable and not have to run to the bathroom, but I do wake up to go to the bathroom, and I get very tired during the day.
Best moment this week: This week, I would say today, I went to the doctors, baby girl is measuring at 37 weeks and hasn't tried to come out any more (I was dilating starting about a month ago)
Miss anything? Bladder, breath, stomach, and just not pregnant people stuff.
Movement: lots of sharp jabs and rolling of body parts!
Food cravings: sandwiches, all the time! 
Anything making you queasy or sick? I have gotten a little bit nauseated lately and ate spaghetti tonight and enjoyed a little heartburn which isn't normal for me.
Gender: GIRL
Labor signs: None like I use to, just tightening and pressure down there.
Symptoms: Every time I get checked ..... my plug comes a little loose (TMI?), my belly pretty much stays tight, and I've had a lot more pressure down there, which is great because she is moving into position but it hurts.
Belly button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or moody most of the time: Both.
Looking forward to: her arrival, my mom comes the middle of the month, and just being full term next week so I can be at peace and just wait for her.





Just wanted to add a cute picture I took of my son earlier in the week. He has definitely kept me busy and tired during this pregnancy but he's a great kid and I love him so much. He will be 3 at the end of the month (which I am totally not ready for), and he already acts like he's 13 sometimes. He goes through phases so much now, I think he knows baby is coming so he presses my buttons a lot more. He does seem excited for his little sister though. It might be another story when she actually comes but I think he'll be a great big brother!






Also, did you notice my giant blog face-lift? My friend did an amazing job!









Until next time. . . 





35 weeks & counting down.

Sunday, March 30, 2014







How far along: 35 weeks
Gender: Girl
Weight gain: 25 lbs.+
Maternity clothes: Yes
Stretch marks: No new ones
Belly button in or out: In
Sleep: extremely tired this week
Best moment this week: more maternity photos at home, got some last minute stuff for baby girl, and had a wonderful Sunday Lunch at a local restaurant
Miss anything: just doing things normally without being out of breath
Movement: jabs, rolls, and waves.
Cravings: ice, sandwiches, chocolate covered almonds, and pocky
Queasy or sick: a little nausea
Looking forward to: my mom coming, and maybe a trip to another town close to here. 





Grammie was passing through town and got my little guy a sweet cowboy hat that completed his Woody PJ's.





Recently, my little guy got some tattoos as party favors at a birthday party and totally rocked them!





I found these cool frozen dog treats and totally had to buy them for our two labs. With the hot Texas weather coming, I knew they would appreciate this treat!






We went and had a family lunch at Cork & Pig today and I have ate there once but wanted to have hubby try it before we PCS this year. It was delicious, hubby shared with little one a Gladiator Pizza (recommended by the waiter) and I ordered the fried chicken and it was amazingly flavored. I also asked a friend what she recommended and one item was the lemonade. I am pretty picky with lemonade but this was just sweet and tangy enough for me.  









Until next time. . .


34 weeks and baby shower.

Saturday, March 22, 2014




How far along: 34 weeks
Gender: Girl
Weight gain: 25 lbs.+
Maternity clothes: Yes
Stretch marks: No new ones
Belly button in or out: In
Sleep: naps are more frequent
Best moment this week: Finding out I haven't dilated any more, baby shower, and maternity photos.
Miss anything: my moms food
Movement: lots of "slow" (because she is running out of room) kicks, and movement
Cravings: this week, fries and sandwich
Queasy or sick: toothache still, Monday is root canal day 
Looking forward to: tooth ache to be done with, my mom to come, baby to come, and finding out where we are moving to next. 




Won on a Twitter contest $50 gift card to B&BW



Got a sweet deal at Ulta (2 for $15)



Found my little guys summer shorts at Marshall's





Baby shower photos:


My amazing friends and hosts.



Due Date Pool and random words/quotes/phrases on diapers.



Drink station.



Favors.



Food.



Fun Game. 










Until next time. . .





33 long weeks.

Sunday, March 16, 2014





How far along: 33 weeks
Gender: Girl
Weight gain: 25 lbs.
Maternity clothes: Yes
Stretch marks: No new ones
Belly button in or out: In
Sleep: very very uncomfortably
Best moment this week: Getting her high chair in and changing table (more stress off my plate)
Miss anything: being able to roll over and it not be painful.
Movement: Lots! she does not like when they read her heartbeat, the past two times they've had to use three dopplers because she won't let them get her heartrate and kicks the doppler. 
Cravings: sweets mostly.
Queasy or sick: some minor nausea moments; in pain though due to I have to most likely get a root canal
Looking forward to: getting over this tooth ache, I saw the dentist this week and he referred me to get a root canal from an Endodontist . so that will be a fun early morning tomorrow ... not. ALSO, my baby shower is this weekend and hopefully after my 2 rescheduling due to weather my maternity shoot. 








Until next time. . .