28 August, 2013

Bumpdate: Week 38

Baby Nolan: Week 38.. And still not coming out. The apps say he should be 6lbs 8oz this week but he was already bigger than that over a week ago!

Maternity clothes?: This can't even be a question anymore.

Weight gain?: +26lbs.. YIKES!

Sleep: I've finally hit the miserable stage. I can't get comfortable. I have a hard time getting to sleep, and then I'm up about every hour to go to the bathroom. I'll actually get more sleep once he gets here!

Best moment this week: seeing his sweet face in our ultrasound yesterday(I think he has my nose and lips!:)

Miss Anything?: good sleep!

Movement: not nearly as often but I do still feel him wriggling around

Food cravings: anything sweet

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope so far the 3rd trimester has been good for my nausea.

Gender: BOY!!

Labor Signs: still only at 2cm dialated. The doctor stripped my membranes at my Monday appointment but that hasn't seemed to help. Lots of cramping and lower back pain along with contractions but they're just sporadic. I can't seem to get them consistent enough to make a difference.

Belly Button in or out?: In but completely flat. I'm hoping if it's still in at this point, it will stay that way.

Wedding rings on or off?: I'm still wearing my wedding band but my engagement ring stays at home and I really miss it!

Mood: Good just tired and anxious

Daddy update: he got his hopes up when the doctor told us any minute and now he's very antsy waiting.

Natty update: he seems to be enjoying that I'm home from work this week and he's soaking up some extra cuddles before his baby brother gets here.

Looking forward to: meeting our sweet boy finally!

Here are some pictures from our first shower thrown by my amazing family! I still need to track down pictures from our second shower.:


















20 August, 2013

Bumpdate: Week 37!

Baby Nolan: Week 37! He measured at 6lbs 14oz(+/-15oz) during our ultrasound this week. His big ol' head is still measuring at 39 weeks and 3 days as well as the rest of his long little body. Average size for this week is just over 6lbs so he's still our big guy!

Maternity clothes?: This can't even be a question anymore.

Weight gain?: +25lbs.. YIKES!

Sleep: I love it when I can get it. I'm up a lot more now. And every day I'm wide awake from 4am to 5am for no reason. Nolan isn't squirming so he seems to be sleeping then, I don't know why that's my hour to be awake.

Best moment this week: Enjoying some quality time as a family of 3

Miss Anything?: Being able to move quickly

Movement: Still pretty constant but lower now

Food cravings: anything sweet

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope so far the 3rd trimester has been good for my nausea.

Gender: BOY!!

Labor Signs: Lots and lots of contractions and I was pleasantly surprised to find out I'm already 2cm dialated at my appointment on Monday. Doctor said we won't make it to be induced that this guy is going to come on his own and he has a feeling it will be much sooner rather than later! :)

Belly Button in or out?: In but completely flat. I'm hoping if it's still in at this point, it will stay that way.

Wedding rings on or off?: I'm still wearing my wedding band but my engagement ring stays at home and I really miss it!

Mood: Good just tired!

Daddy update: Very very very anxious! He's constantly asking if I'm having contractions or if I'm in labor yet. If he's not with me then he's texting to ask. He is ready to take his turn holding baby Nolan!

Natty update: He's been extra sweet lately. Following me around still all the time and getting in snuggles when he can, but he's gotten very good about not jumping up on me. I find him in the nursery sometimes sniffing around. I think he knows things are about to change around our house!

Looking forward to: meeting our sweet boy finally!

16 August, 2013

Bumpdate: Week 36

Bumpdate: Week 36!

Baby Nolan: Week 36 already.. we're getting so close! According to all the websites he's the size of a melon at about 5.75 lbs and 18.75 inches. HA! Yeah that was about 2 weeks ago. I'm dying to see what they say he's weighing at our next measurement ultrasound on Monday. He's pretty much fully developed except for his little lungs and his brain that are both still growing in there. 

Maternity clothes?: This can't even be a question anymore.

Weight gain?: +22lbs(BOO! I had done so well..)

Sleep: Not as great as it was. I'm tired so I fall asleep fairly easily but I get uncomfortable more often, I get up more often, and rolling around to get comfortable is becoming a bigger chore.

Best moment this week: Celebrating Noni's birthday!

Miss Anything?: My normal sized feet/ankles!

Movement: More controlled kicks and punches these days. He's strong for someone so small!

Food cravings: nothing really in particular this week.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope so far the 3rd trimester has been good for my nausea.

Gender: BOY!!

Labor Signs: I've been having contractions both real and braxton hicks for the last couple weeks on and off but nothing really to speak of.

Belly Button in or out?: It's still technically in but it is stretched pretty much flat now.

Wedding rings on or off?: Luckily I can still wear my wedding band, and my engagement ring still "fits" but it gets snug a lot more often so I've retired it until post baby so I don't risk needing to get it cut off.

Mood: Good just tired!

Daddy update: Stephen is cracking me up. It is obviously real to him now because he is driving me crazy with all of his pregnancy, labor, delivery, newborn research. Don't get me wrong. I love that he's so excited and so involved, but you can't believe everything you read, honey! He is convinced I will be going in to labor at any minute. He's insisted on assembling every baby product we own and getting his room all together. He's also decided we need to go ahead and have all the hospital bags packed and the car seat installed. Poor guy is going to go crazy waiting til my induction!

Natty update: I think Stephen has convinced him that I'm about to pop too because that boy follows me everywhere! Everytime I get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, he's right there with me. When I'm soaking in the tub, he's laying next to it. If I'm putting stuff away in Nolan's room, he's laying on the floor in there watching. I'm hoping this is a good sign of how much he's going to love his "baby brother" in a few weeks too!

Looking forward to: Some down time to just catch up on things before this baby boy decides to join us

We had two incredible showers last weekend thanks to all of our amazing family and friends! I couldn't have imagined anything more perfect. They were both precious and this boy is SPOILED!! He definitely does not need anything for a while and the boy has more clothes than he could possibly ever wear!


01 August, 2013

Bumpdate: Week 34(and a few maternity shots)

Bumpdate: Week 34!

Baby Nolan: Week 34(HOLY COW?!?!) and according to the apps the size of a cantaloupe and should be weighing around 4.5lbs.. I will be giving birth to a line back apparently because at our appointment yesterday our big guy is weighing in at 6lbs 9oz(+/- 15oz) and all of his measurements put him on par with a baby at 37 weeks and 5 days. (His head and legs all measured at 39 weeks already!). Doctor made it sound like we might be expecting an earlier appearance than anticipated! :)

How far along?: 34 weeks today

Maternity clothes?: Don't make me laugh..

Weight gain?: +15lbs

Sleep: I'm waking up a lot more these days and my hip bones hurt so much that sometimes just rolling over wakes me up from the sharp pain, but when I'm asleep it's great

Best moment this week: Taking maternity pictures last night with my wonderful cousin and our ultrasound appointment today

Miss Anything?: Being a quiet breather

Movement: Still quite squirmy in there alhtough I'm not sure how he has any room!

Food cravings: No real "cravings" I want sweets when I have a snack but nothing in particular

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope so far the 3rd trimester has been good for my nausea.

Gender: BOY!!

Labor Signs: Nope... Hopefully about 4 more weeks without anything and then he can feel to come whenever he would like!

Belly Button in or out?: In but it's really flattened out now

Wedding rings on or off?: On but they get tight more often now especially if I'm outside

Mood: Good just tired!

Daddy update: Stephen's been great about knocking out his to do list and helping me get a lot of stuff done around the house. Now they he'll be here soon I think it's starting to seem more real. He loves going to the appointments and seeing him on the ultrasound, but he hates the print outs they give us. They creep him out.

Natty update: He has mellowed out a lot over the last couple weeks and is just acting different. I think he's already starting to sense the change, but he's doing well with it at this stage so we will see! We're going to try to take a few more maternity pictures with him later this week because I've pinned so many cute ideas with the "big brother" on Pinterest.

Looking forward to: Our baby showers this weekend! Feeling so blessed to have such an awesome support system to throw them for us and so many people that already love our sweet boy!

A few of the pictures from our maternity shoot: