Thursday, 27 March 2014

25 weeks

Baby: Baby boy is 13.5 inches, about as long as a celery stock! Weighing about 1.5 lbs!

How I'm feeling: I'm feeling really great! I caught a bug a couple weeks back that ended up putting me in the hospital from dehydration. But after filling me up with fluids and a few days (more like 5) of total rest, I'm great again! I did have my first experience of heartburn. Oh my gosh!! Crazy stuff! I had never had heartburn so I told the 2 ladies that I had at my house what was happening and they diagnosed me :) I know it's common, but ughhh. Haven't had it since though!

Sleep: Still good, definitely can't complain!!!

Workouts: When I realized that I'm going to be facing the MARATHON of child birth in approximately 104 days I freaked out a little and got back into my work out game! I've been doing a little lifting, trying to work on endurance, lots of stretching and some yoga!

Clothes:Fitting tighter, but still mostly good. It's a good thing Spring is coming because I'm about to bust out of my winter coats!

Cravings/aversions: I haven't really had any cravings lately. Josh and I gave up sweets, so occasionally I'll wish I could have a sweet, but nothing too crazy!  I'm finding that I can't eat that much at one time lately.

Movement: Always moving! I love it when Josh and his buddies ask "what in the world does it feel like to have a human moving inside of you?" hahaha, it's a very good question. It's so surreal that I've just accepted it without fully fathoming it! It's also a constant reminder to thank the Lord for this PRECIOUS gift!!!

What I'm loving: Still loving the bump! Loving that it's becoming more and more real to both of us. We are going to become parents in 100 days approximately and that is just CRAZY. Loving that I'm starting to get his nursery ready. Loving the projects I've been working on for it.

Daddy: Daddy is super excited. He preached on John 17 on Sunday evening and shared that looking at the relationship between the Father and the Son made him even more excited to have a boy, and for their relationship. I mentioned to him yesterday that I'm 6 months pregnant and he kinda stopped in his tracks, he said "whoa when you put it like that, it sounds so soon!" We can't believe we're becoming parents so soon!!!

What I'm looking forward to:I'm looking forward to my 3D ultrasound next week! Can't wait to see that sweet baby face and see what his lips and nose and face shape look like! Man, we are already so in love with him! Such a treasure!!!

Thanks for reading! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

23 weeks!

{22 weeks 3 days}

Baby: Baby boy is 12 inches!!! 1.1 lbs!!! Growing boy!

How I'm feeling: Great! I've had lots of energy and nesting is starting to kick in....GREATEST thing ever!!! Especially since we are moving into a new house just 3 months after baby boy is born!! Gotta get ready!

Sleep: Pretty good, my dreams are CRAZY!!

Workouts: Doing some yoga, and keeping active around the house doing homemaker things! :) It's also starting to warm up here (as in 1 degree farenheit is warm), so we will be getting out for walks more soon!

Clothes: I'm wearing lots of comfy pants when I'm around the house. My regular pants are starting to get hard to zip, haha, so moving to mostly maternity pants for when I go out and about!

Cravings/aversions: In the past 3 weeks I've had 3 distinct meal cravings...all lasting for about a week each...first one was breakfast for dinner...mainly eggs and hash browns! Second thing was pulled barbecue chicken and baked beans...3rd is cream cheese bagel WITH chocolate milk. (still in that one..MMmMm). Trying to be super balanced in my diet, especially when I'm craving such bad things!! No real aversions lately...I still won't go near raw meat...but Joshua does it for me so it's not even something I think about anymore!

Movement: He's kicking like crazzzzzy! I read that he may start to get hiccups...I can't imagine his movement increasing, but we shall see! I love it!!!!! I love him letting me know that he's in there and doing well!

What I'm loving: That I'm finally getting a bump!! People can now just tell I'm pregnant, and not chubby! haha. It's been soooo fun this last week since it popped out a bit!

Daddy: Daddy is SO excited for his little man!!! He talks to him and rubs my belly often! The two of us make up a different name for him every day...I don't know that we'll ever settle!

What I'm looking forward to:I'm looking forward to our little beach getaway in May!! Just the 2 of us! Our first actual vacation since our honeymoon! Every time we go home it is wonderful, but soooo busy, so the first 5 days of our May trip home will be devoted to just the 2 of us at the beach! Then of course I'm SO excited to spend a week in Atlanta and a week in Philly!!