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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Lil Baby Nutt // 32 weeks
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Other Ramblings


I skipped taking a photo for 31 weeks, but I didn't completely fail...the chalkboard was completed.  We were all sick last week and I couldn't find the energy to even take a picture.  Here's a picture of the 31 week chalkboard - anyone else still obsessed with Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk"?

How far along: 32 weeks & 2 days
Gender: Boy!
Milestone: Baby should be about 18 inches and 4 lbs. Baby's favorite activities include sucking his thumb, hiccups, and "swimming" like crazy.
Weight gain: 14 lbs.
Maternity clothes: Still mixing in maternity and regular clothes, but mostly maternity.
Belly button in or outStill an innie.
Sleep: Once I'm asleep, I'm sleeping great. But now I've been dealing with the worst insomnia and it's kicking my ass, but I am loving re-watching Gossip Girl on Netflix. :)
Best Moment This Week: Everyone feeling a little bit better - we all had bad colds and Sophia ended up with a high fever for a day.  Between teacher workdays and weather related cancelations, the girls were off from school for a week.  We all had a bit of cabin fever, so it felt good to get back to our routine on Monday.  Charlotte is expecting snow again tonight.  I have a feeling we may have a repeat of last week since anything over a trace of snow causes this city to SHUT DOWN. Being from Iowa, this completely cracks me up!  It was fun to see a bit of snow last week and the girls are hoping more accumulates this go-around so they can actually play in it.
Worst Moment This Week: Insomnia every single night.
Miss anything: Warm weather & my energy/sleep.
Movement: Yes, out of control movement - starting to distinguish different body parts moving.
Cravings: I've been having popsicles every night before bed. 
Queasy or sick: Feeling pretty good.
Looking forward to: My doctor's appointment on Friday, warm weather, and having this little man in my arms!


Friday, February 13, 2015
Lil Baby Nutt // 30 weeks


Happy (early) Valentine's Day!
How far along: 30 weeks & 4 days - 10 weeks to go, how crazy is that?
Gender: Boy!
Milestone: Baby should be adding about a half a pound each week at this point until birth.  Baby is about the size of a cantaloupe. The doctor said baby is head down!  There's still some time left that he could flip, but the doctor said that about 34 weeks we will know for sure if he's staying head down.
Weight gain: 14 lbs.
Maternity clothes: Yep. Tried on the last pair of "real" jeans that I've been able to wear and they no longer button.
Belly button in or outStill an innie.
Sleep: Getting better - dreams are crazy again.  
Best Moment This Week: The girls both brought home report cards that we are proud of! Also, the BBQ that I mentioned in my last post was the perfect family day and has me looking forward to spring/summer weather!
Worst Moment This Week: Nothing is sticking out, so score!
Miss anything: Red, red wiiiiiine and cold turkey sandwich cravings are back.
Movement: Jabs & rolls...feeling some really crazy movement.
Cravings: A big healthy salad sounds so delicious right now. I've been in a sugar rut and it's time to clean up my act.
Queasy or sick: Feeling pretty good - I've been exhausted this week though.
Looking forward to: Some Valentine's day fun & warmer weather (we have a cold front coming our way, but I'm praying it's the last one!) 
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Lil Baby Nutt // 29 weeks




How far along: 29 weeks & 6 days
Gender: Boy!
Milestone: Baby is about the size of a butternut squash.
Weight gain: 14 lbs.
Maternity clothes: Mostly maternity clothes or Marvin's sweats :)
Belly button in or outStill an innie.
Sleep: Sleeping is getting better.
Best Moment This Week: Passing my glucose test (Thank God! See those cravings up there? I'd be a miserable girl if I would have failed it!), getting a surprise package in the mail from my mom with some maternity basics, and feeling some relief from the pelvic pain I've been experiencing.  The doctor that I met with said that it may begin to ease a bit as my uterus gets bigger. The ligaments in my pelvic muscle are really loose, so once my uterus gets larger, it will fill it out more and become more stabilized....or something like that :)  Also, the first stranger asked me how far along I was today - finally!
Worst Moment This Week: It's been an emotional week, but our church service today focused on emotions and it kicked my butt into gear. God is always right on time.
Miss anything: Not really.
Movement: So. Much. Movement.
Cravings: See above :) Thank goodness I have SOME self-control. 
Queasy or sick: Not a fan of pizza lately.
Looking forward to: Marvin is grilling right now, so I'm looking forward to a juicy burger and spending the rest of the day outside enjoying the 70 degree weather, blue sky, and blazing sun!
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Lil Baby Nutt // 28 weeks


How far along: 28 weeks & 3 days
Gender: Boy!
Milestone: He's getting better at controlling his own body temperature and is increasing his body fat.  
Weight gain: 11 lbs. Next week I have a checkup and this should jump because there's some definite growth and I've had a hefty appetite! I'll also have my glucose test and my RhoGAM shot because my blood is Rh-Negative.  The shot prevents my body from producing antibodies against the baby's blood.  I'll get another dose after delivery as I'll be exposed to baby's blood - unless he decides to be like mama and is Rh-Negative too. :)
Maternity clothes: Still working between maternity and regular clothes.  However, this baby boy is GROWING, so I think I'll be in full-time maternity clothes in the next few weeks.
Belly button in or outStill an innie.
Sleep: Sleeping is good, but moving to different positions during the night is brutal.  I literally started crying the other night because I was in so much pain.
Best Moment This Week: Our washer finally getting fixed! Somehow it switched over to a "continuous run factory setting" and it took two technicians to figure out the issue.
Worst Moment This Week: The mounds of laundry I have to get done. Almost there!
Miss anything: Not feeling like I'm a beached whale a turtle on its shell 97 years old when I get out of bed. 
Movement: Always and oh so strong!
Cravings: Nothing really. 
Queasy or sick: Not sick
Looking forward to: Getting some things marked off our "to do before baby" list this weekend.
Tuesday, January 21, 2015
Lil Baby Nutt // 27 weeks



How far along: 27 weeks & 2 days
Gender: Boy!
Milestone: Baby's organ systems are pretty much fully-developed, so most growth and progression is now taking place in his brain.
Weight gain: 11 lbs.
Maternity clothes: Still working between maternity and regular clothes.
Belly button in or outStill an innie.
Sleep: Sleeping has gotten better. Marvin has been waking up every time I move and sticks his arm to help me with my 5-point turns as I rollover. Haha!
Best Moment This Week: Gorgeous 60 degree weather in Charlotte - we are ready for you, Spring!  Also, I found an awesome documentary called "The Business of Being Born" that I was instantly hooked on. Great info!
Worst Moment This Week: This last week was just a bit crazy with Marvin away on a business trip, but it wasn't the "worst"...it was comical though and exhausting. 
Miss anything: Bras that fit. Time to go shopping. ASAP.
Movement: Lots of it - hitting my ribs, bladder, and everything in between.
Cravings: Cold oranges & water.
Queasy or sick: Not sick
Looking forward to: Right now, bedtime. :)


Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Lil Baby Nutt // 26 weeks


How far along: 26 weeks & 1 day...97 days til my due date!
Gender: Boy!
Milestone: Baby's ears are more sensitive, eyes are beginning to open, he is inhaling and exhaling amniotic fluid, and putting on fat.  He is approximately 1 2/3 lbs. and measures 14 inches.
Weight gain: 11 lbs.
Maternity clothes: Still working between maternity and regular clothes.
Belly button in or out: In, but it's getting pretty shallow.
Sleep: Sleeping sucks.
Best Moment This Week: Hearing baby boy's heartbeat at my appointment yesterday (145 bpm) and the doctor took my fundal height measurement (distance between pubic bone to the top of the uterus in centimeters) for the first time and we are measuring right on track!
Worst Moment This Week:  LOTS of pressure and an ugly little waddle if I sit for too long. I didn't have this issue when I was pregnant with the girls and when I brought it up to my doctor, his response was, "Welcome to baby #3!"...thanks, Doc!
Miss anything: Cue last week's answer: Breathing with ease, being comfortable, and sleeping through the night. 
Movement: Lots of it - hitting my ribs, bladder, and everything in between.
CravingsThe past few days have been filled with cold oranges and whole wheat bread with peanut butter and sliced strawberries.
Queasy or sick: Not sick, but uncomfortable.
Looking forward to: Birthing classes, checking things off our "things to get done before baby gets here" list, making more lists, organizing freezer meals for after baby is born, and warmer weather!

Friday, January 9, 2015
Lil Baby Nutt // 25 weeks



How far along: 25 weeks & 4 days
Gender: Boy!
Weight gain: 10 lbs. I have my 26 week doctor's appointment on Monday, so this is number probably isn't accurate right now. Annnnd I'm a little behind with this week's update. :)
Maternity clothes: Still working between maternity and regular clothes.
Belly button in or out: In, but it's getting pretty shallow.
Sleep: Sleeping sucks.
Best Moment This Week: The kids returning to school? :) We had a great 2-week winter break, but it is nice to get back to our regular routine.  Also, we took our hospital tour.  I'm more at ease with delivering at a new (to me) hospital and I was happy with their procedures/practices.  I'm just a little worried about the travel time to get to the hospital!
Worst Moment This Week: The Polar Vortex! We woke up yesterday to frozen pipes that thankfully thawed out by late evening without any damage. The girls thought they would be able to skip school since we didn't have water to brush teeth, wash our face, etc. My brilliant idea of melting the ice we had in our freezer sent their eyes rolling and their cute selfs to school. :) 
Miss anything: Breathing with ease, being comfortable, and sleeping through the night.
Movement: Lots of it!
CravingsStill Chipotle salad, fruity cereal with cold milk, and ice cream.
Queasy or sick: Not sick, but this week has been uncomfortable.
Looking forward to: Next month's birthing classes and starting to get our nursery plans solidified!