Sunday, March 24, 2013

29 weeks

Pregnancy Highlights 

We got more snow today. . Not too excited about that at all. 

How far along: 29 weeks

Size of Baby: Baby Mackenzie is the size of a butternut squash. She is about 3 lbs now!

Total Weight Gain: 13lbs. 

Maternity Clothes: Just got my pants back this week which was exciting! I went today and bought a few new shirts. I made the comment my shirts were getting a little too short. My darling husband reminded me that my stomach was getting bigger and it had nothing to do with my shirts. . Love that guy. 

Movement: A little gymnast in there for sure. 

Sleep: What is that?! Sleep is very rare these days. However, the dogs and Justin seem to be sleeping just fine. . Lucky.  

What I Miss: Sleep. That's the biggest issue this week. 

Cravings: Nothing really this week.

Symptoms: I am getting pretty short of breath. Getting ready to go out seems like a chore. Between taking a shower, doing my hair and getting dressed. It's exhausting! 

Labor Signs: Nothing thank goodness!

Best Moment this Week: Justin and I bought a glider from Craigslist which we plan to repaint and reupholster the cushions. We got a great deal and it's in amazing condition. It has amazing details on it and I can't wait to see how the finished product looks.

To show how amazing my husband is. He ties my shoes when I am just too darn tired to do it! He might not like it but he does whatever he can to help these days.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

28 weeks

I know I am a few days late posting this weeks update. I feel like Justin and I have been so busy I just haven't had time! Today is the first day of spring although you wouldn't know it by walking outside here. Although it is very sunny it is only about 18 degrees. But the sun is so nice and warm that I do open a window or two to cool it down in the house and get some fresh air. Get with the program Alaska! I am ready for flip flops and grilling out! 

Pregnancy Highlights

This was taken Sunday. Another gorgeous day. Although please note our driveway is nothing but ice!

How far along: 28 weeks

Size of Baby: Baby Mackenzie is the size of a small cabbage! 17in and 2.9lbs

Total Weight Gain: Holding steady at 11lbs. I am perfectly ok with this. 

Maternity Clothes: Nothing new but I did finally take 3 pairs of pants to be altered. Shockingly all of them were a few inches too long! I will be able to pick them up tomorrow and I am so excited to have a few more options as far as pants go. I will also add I have a maxi skirt I am dying to wear. Please melt snow. . 

Movement: Still an active little girl! Of course every time I try to show Justin my stomach moving or have him feel her she stops moving. Thanks a lot little one!

Sleep: No real change here. I sleep when I can. I take what I can get and am so thankful when my four legged babies don't wake me up in the middle of the night. 

What I Miss: Going to the gym. I mean, I still go. But I am limited to what I can do at this point. I know I will get back to it but it is so hard to feel restricted! I was on such a strict routine and doing so well when I found out I was pregnant. Nausea made it impossible to get any sort of work out in for the first trimester! 

Cravings: Wheat toast with peanut butter and a huge glass of milk. I eat this at least once a day. Seriously. Sometimes twice. It's amazing! 

Symptoms: Same ole stuff!

Labor Signs: Not unless you count nesting which I have been doing like a crazy lady lately. 

Best Moment this Week: This week was crazy! I turned 27 which was not exciting. I did receive an amazing box from my mom this week with all kinds of great things for Mackenzie. She doubled her wardrobe! We also had to take Raven and Siren to the vet. Siren just needed a check up and shots but poor Raven had a bladder infection. A pretty serious one. Just after a few days of antibiotics she is back to her spunky self! Although the vet did remind us of their ages which was sad for me. I know they are getting older but they will always be my babies!

Raven enjoying the sunny weather this week!
Siren waiting for something to eat. 

Monday, March 11, 2013

27 weeks

I am so excited to have finally reached the 3rd trimester. I know everyone measures it differently but we are going with what my pregnancy app says! It was a pretty uneventful week. We thought spring was here to stay however we received a few inches of snow yesterday. Justin was not excited to have to break out the snow blower to clear the driveway and the dogs were bummed their favorite porch spot was once again covered in snow. The sun is out in full force today so hopefully we will have a clear porch and warmer temps soon!

Pregnancy Highlights 

(thanks to Siren for butting in my picture!) 

How far along: 27 weeks

Size of Baby: Baby Mackenzie is the size of a head of cauliflower!16 in & 2.5lbs

Total Weight Gain: 11lbs. I never made it to the gym this week was not good. Hopefully trying to get back on a schedule tomorrow.

Maternity Clothes: Although I haven't purchased anything new this week I am thinking that is something I may need to do in the near future. Luckily I don't have many places to go so not too worried about it.

Movement: She moves all the time! Seems that she likes to move super late at night. Of course I am awake but poor Justin misses out since he is either sleeping or at work.

Sleep: Last night was horrible!! I used to feel bad about taking a two hour nap in the afternoons. Not anymore. Naps make no difference when it comes to how I sleep at night so I am all about a good afternoon nap these days.

What I Miss: Being able to wear shoes other than my Sorel hiking boots. Since I am so clumsy and have fallen twice already this winter, I am bound to the safest shoe which unfortunately isn't the most fashionable. Once all this snow decides to melt I will be back to TOMS and Sperrys! Can't wait.

Cravings: Nothing really.

Symptoms: The usual. Heartburn and lower back pain.

Labor Signs: Not yet.

Best Moment this Week: We went and picked up wooden letters to paint and use in the nursery. Since she has a pretty long name we decided to go with just her initials. I am super excited to get them completed and hung. Here is a preview.

I went this week for my glucose screening. I did one a few weeks ago that came back fine but they wanted another done just to be sure. I am still awaiting a call from the clinic which does not surprise me! I am anxious to know the results.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Snow Day

So today I should be posting my 27 week update. However, due to unexpected snow I decided to lounge in PJs all day! I will post my weekly update tomorrow. But thanks to a lazy snow day I was able to start painting Mackenzie's initials to hang in her room. I can't believe we are less than 90 days until my due date!!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

So many changes!

I can't believe it has been so long since I updated my blog! Reading back over previous blog posts I realize how much has changed in the last year of my life. School is done (for now!), I am not currently working, we traveled back South for a visit and most importantly Justin and I are expecting our first child in June 2013!! We are so very excited to start this next chapter of our lives. We have worked hard and waited until the time was right for us to expand our family. This pregnancy has been flying by! It is so hard to believe in just over 3 months we will be parents. I have committed to updating this blog for the sake of keeping our families in the loop! Here's the good stuff. .

Pregnancy Highlights:

Gender & Name: It's a little lady who will be named Mackenzie Jane

How far along: 26 weeks

Size of Baby: Baby Mackenzie is the size of a cucumber. 15 in & 2.2lbs

Total Weight Gain: 9lbs. I am going to blame my recent 2 lbs on Girl Scout Cookies and not making it to the gym as much this week.

Maternity Clothes: Mostly. I tried on a pair of jeans that used to be my "fat jeans". They don't fit anymore. I am still able to wear non maternity shirts which is awesome.

Movement: Yes and lots of it. Mostly when I am trying to sleep although she is very active in the afternoons as well.

Sleep: Ehh. . This is a sore subject for me. One night I may get 4 hours here and there and the next night I sleep all the way through without waking up. I am very thankful for the sleep I do get.

What I Miss: Sushi and wine.

Cravings: Girl Scout Cookies. It's an addiction at this point.

Symptoms: Heartburn. God awful heartburn at night. My lower back is becoming more sore which makes it hard to get comfortable.

Labor Signs: Nope.

Best Moment this Week: The nursery got a fresh coat of paint and the carpets cleaned! Justin is so ready to get the room ready.

Last week some wonderful friends of mine surprised me with a mini baby shower. We went to dinner and got pedicures. Opening gifts of little clothes made it real how soon she will be here! Mackenzie did get her very first North Face jacket which I am slightly obsessed with.

Being so far away from friends and family I realize how much I am not sharing with everyone. I promise to at least update the blog once a week!