34 Weeks – Just 6 more to go!

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34 Weeks

Maternity Clothes? Doing what I can to manage with the wardrobe I currently have. With just a month and a half left, the last thing I want to spend money on is clothes that will only work for 6 more weeks. Instead I am focusing on grabbing a few transitional items that can help make me feel put together postpartum.

Sleep: Sleeping really well considering how far a long I am and could not be more thankful.

Best moment this week: Doing all of Charlotte’s laundry. I have never loved doing laundry so much!

Miss anything? My old body. The grunting, slow moving and waddling is getting pretty old.

Movement: She is a wiggly little worm. I thought she was in my ribs before but gosh this is on a whole new level.

Food Cravings: Still love my sweets. I am hoping after pregnancy I loose a bit of my sweet tooth. I used to be abel to turn down sweets easily. Not so much these days.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope

Have you started to show yet? Yes

Gender: Girl

Labor signs: Dealt with a bit of round ligament pain last week but other than that nothing. Which I guess is good, she still needs a bit more time to grow in there but at the same time I’m anxious for things to start moving along.

Symptoms: Just the expected symptoms at this point; achey body/back, unpredictable hormones, waddling, and constant peeing.

Belly Button In or Out? Out

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Ummmm… Can you say hormone overload? My gosh this week has been rough. It seems like every other day I have switched between being on cloud nine and hating life the next. My dear husband has been beyond understanding and patient. I could not be more thankful for him.

Looking forward to: No longer being pregnant. This last part of pregnancy is tough stuff.

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33 weeks!

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33 Weeks

Maternity Clothes? Still managing wearing the majority of non maternity clothes however they seem to fit differently every week.

Sleep: So so… I am much more uncomfortable so I toss and turn more than ever. Overall I am so tired these days I still sleep pretty well; it could be much worse.

Best moment this week: Far too many moments to simply point out one. We had our shower this weekend and it could not have been more perfect. Not only was it absolutely beautiful but everyone was so generous not only with gifts but also taking the time to travel into town for the shower. It was such a fun weekend celebrating our Charlie girl! (Blog post to follow with more details and pictures).

Miss anything? Nothing in particular this week (or at least in this moment).

Movement: The movement is so human like these days. I know that sounds funny but it is true. It is now clear that there are tiny limbs in there.

Food Cravings: No cravings that stick out this week.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Not this week, yet I feel like my metabolism is really moving and when I am hungry I’m really hungry, yet eating just a little too much makes me feel miserable.

Have you started to show yet? Yes

Gender: Girl

Labor signs: Finding that standing too long definitely spurs on braxton hicks as well as if I am dehydrated.

Symptoms: I can easily get exhausted these days. The exhaustion isn’t quite as bad as the first trimester but I have definitely moved out of the blissful second trimester.

Belly Button In or Out? Out

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy most of the time, yet beginning to feel emotional as a process the reality of how soon our girl will be here! Also trying to not let myself get overwhelmed or stressed as I prep

Looking forward to: I was looking forward to our Hospital Tour which when I originally was writing this post was tomorrow however I am now posting this after our tour. So I guess now I can reflect on it. Seeing the delivery room made everything is incredibly real. It may have made things a tiny bit too real for me but overall it made me so excited for the experience. B and I are now so anxious to be on the other side of this pregnancy; we’re a little tired of being in limbo.

32 Weeks

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32 Weeks

Maternity Clothes? Still doing my best to make regular clothing work; however looking in my closet majority of my tops are an absolute no go.

Sleep: Had one of my first sleepless nights. I believe the excitement of the weekend ahead contributed to the loss of sleep. There is just a lot on my mind and it’s becoming more difficult to shut it off as our girls due date draws nearer.

Best moment this week: Going to happy hour at the local steak house with friends of ours who are getting married just days before I am due with Charlotte. Not only was it too fun sharing about all of the excitement each of us are experiencing leading up to the momentous times in our life but also knowing nights like that will take a bit more effort in the near future made it that much more sweet.

Miss anything? Feeling normal. I kind of forget what it feels like to not be pregnant. In the same breath I am beginning to think I am really going to miss being pregnant. Once she makes her debut I have to share her and I really like having her to myself these days.

Movement: Still strong and consistent. Thankfully she has given my ribs a bit of a break this week.

Food Cravings: Still can’t kick the sweet cravings.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope

Have you started to show yet? Yes

Gender: Girl

Labor signs: Nope

Symptoms: Back pain. I am trying to do my best to walk frequently to help strengthen other muscles but there is still a bit of pain that I really can’t do much about.

Belly Button In or Out? Out… Gosh it is so out. There is no hiding it!

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Well, lets just put it this way… I am loving life and am happy that I am getting so close to my due date. However… This morning, after managing to get myself into my car to head to work, I burst into tears for no apparent reason other than, the last few days I have felt constantly uncomfortable, exhausted and on edge. So while I may be genuinely happy, I am overcome by hormones that I simply cannot control from time to time.

Looking forward to: Tomorrow! My sister-in-law will be in town and her arrival kicks off the festivities of the weekend! We have so many friends and family coming into town for the shower. B and I are so thankful for the love and support of the incredible people we will be surrounded by this weekend!

31 Weeks

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31 Weeks

Maternity Clothes? Any clothing purchases I have recently made, I have managed to buy non-maternity items as long as it has a loose fit or just a size up from normal.

Sleep: Is great! Barely waking up at night. I seem to be tiring myself out during the day which allows me to crash when it comes time to sleep.

Best moment this week: A random trip to Nordstrom with my mom for a dress for the shower. Just like our shopping trips we made growing up, I needed some time with my mom to get honest feedback and encouragement to find the perfect dress for my shower. Nordstrom, mom and almond roca latte’s seem to make everything better.

Miss anything? Missing wine again, a chilled glass of Chardonnay in particular.

Movement: I can’t figure out if movement has slowed down or if I have just gotten so used to her constant movement that I just don’t notice it like I once did. The type of movement is changing but she is still pretty active. I can’t believe how used to the movement I have become. I have a feeling this will be a part of pregnancy I will miss most.

Food Cravings: Specialty decaf coffee drinks. Carmel macchiatos, almond roca lattes are some of the faves that I have indulged in lately.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope

Have you started to show yet? Yes

Gender: Girl

Labor signs: Nope

Symptoms: No new symptoms I can really think of.

Belly Button In or Out? Out

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Hormones are becoming more real each day. Maybe it is because as I get bigger or more uncomfortable it simply magnifies any hormonal sensitivity I’m feeling.

Looking forward to: Still really looking forward to my shower! It has been something that has set the date for when I can really tackle a lot of my to do list. Checking things off a to do lists is one of my favorite things, so I cannot wait go to town, preparing for the arrival of this little one.

30 Weeks

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30 Weeks

First off I have to say, holy cow!!! How in the world do I only have 10 weeks left in this pregnancy? While I am so thrilled and ready for our girl to be here, I am realizing how quickly I will blink and this whole pregnancy will be behind me. So my goal is to slow down and enjoy these final weeks of my pregnancy.

Maternity Clothes? Still mainly in regular clothing, just very limited in the items I can wear.

Sleep: Still sleeping well but noticing it seems to take me a little longer to fall asleep, simply because its hard to shut my brain off. Also I am beginning to wake up before my alarm, which really isn’t a bad thing; allows for less stressful mornings.

Best moment this week: By far the best moment this week was Sunday afternoon. Ryan (B’s best man in our wedding) shared with us this video but more importantly this sweet song about the writer’s future daughter; the song is called “Charlie”. I’m not sure I have mentioned on here before, but we plan on calling Charlotte, Charlie for short. This song is so incredibly relevant to our anticipation for our sweet Charlie. Click here to watch the clip (It’s seven minutes long but adorable and worth it, if you ask me).

Miss anything? You know, last night as I was starting to fall asleep I had a moment of, “Oh my gosh, 10 weeks is really no time at all”. This led me to think that while Charlotte will be here in 10 weeks, I only have 10 weeks left of my pregnancy with this girl. So I think, at least for this week, I am going to choose to not miss anything but rather enjoy and appreciate the pregnancy experience because before I know it this will be behind me and I will miss feeling her kick, twist and turn in my pregnant belly.

Movement: She seems to really like to kick around in my ribs. I could probably do without this movement but still thankful to be feeling her.

Food Cravings: Still love my sweets but that’s nothing new.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope

Have you started to show yet? Yes

Gender: Girl

Labor signs: Nope

Symptoms: Any pregnancy symptoms this week were overshadowed by my symptoms from a nasty head cold that left me on the couch for a few days. Being sick and pregnant, during summer might possibly be the worst combination ever. Being pregnant there is very little medicine you are allowed to take and the stuff they (the doctors) do okay is pretty much useless. All that to say I am thankful I am finally feeling just my regular pregnancy symptoms now.

Belly Button In or Out? Out

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: I typically say I’m happy most of the time but I’m not sure that has been the case for the past week. Any slightest bit of emotion seems to be magnified by my pregnancy hormones. Over all though I am happy to be 30 weeks and getting so close to meeting this little one.

Looking forward to: My shower! It is just a couple of weeks out and the friends and family that will be coming into town seem to make the whole weekend so special. I cannot wait to have so many of our favorite people around to celebrate our new favorite person!

29 Weeks

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29 Weeks

Sorry for the late post this week! I really have no excuse just got carried away with the week.

Maternity Clothes? Still making due with most of my regular clothes and the few pieces I have purchased to allow room for my ever changing body.

Sleep: Changing sleeping positions is proving to take a bit more effort these days. Any time I turn to lay on my left side, little miss will not have it. She will kick and kick and kick until I roll over to my right. Other than that I am sleeping well; just have to make sure not to drink water before I go to bed.

Best moment this week: Getting the glucose test over with. I found that drinking the orange drink wasn’t the awful part but the way it makes you feel is no fun! I don’t think I was really prepared for getting a head ache, nauseous and jittery. To much sugar in such a short amount of time for this girl. Just found out I passed! No need for the 3 hour test, thank goodness.

Miss anything? The flexibility of being able to get dressed without having to think about what items in my closet I can actually wear or won’t make the bump look strange.

Movement: The girl is getting taller and can now reach into my ribs and give me a nice jab especially when I am sitting down. B has found a handful of times just sitting on the couch with my shirt rolled up just above my belly just watching the movement. I am kind of obsessed.

Food Cravings: Feeling my sweet cravings kicking back in.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope

Have you started to show yet? Yes

Gender: Girl

Labor signs: Nope

Symptoms: Despite my very best efforts, I waddle. By the end of the day it usually is pretty bad. I just cannot believe how much my hips have turned out since being pregnant. I’m looking forward to getting my normal hips back.

Belly Button In or Out? Out

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: This week my hormones have caused me to be a bit more negative than I like to be. Not that I am necessarily in a bad mood but my approach in some of my conversations tends to lean to the pessimistic side. I am trusting that this too shall pass.

Looking forward to: Fall! Earlier this week, we had a few days of overcast weather; which have finally given us a break from the constant 100 degree heat. Mix that with a day of Netflix binge watching and pre-season football games; makes me ready to completely skip this last part of summer. Every year by mid July I am ready for summer to be over but this year I feel even that much more anxious for the seasons to change!

28 Weeks – Hello Third Trimester!

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28 Weeks

Maternity Clothes? 

Sleep: Maybe its because I have been so exhausted lately but I really am having no problem sleeping again. I am still pretty comfortable when I sleep. This could of course change tomorrow or next week, so I will enjoy it while I can.

Best moment this week: Meeting Easton, my friend Cyndi’s son! Cyndi and I have had too much fun experiencing our first pregnancies together (She was 10 weeks ahead of me) and to finally meet her little man and realize I will have a babe of my own in just a few months was unreal.

Miss anything? Missing being normal Maci. The hormones this week have been a little out of control making me feel like the smallest things are life or death situations. Pretty over this feeling.

Movement: This girl is active, that’s for sure. It is hard to even tell what triggers her activity because she is moving so frequently.

Food Cravings: Loving pickles right now; but even when I’m not pregnant I love them. Just love how light and refreshing they are on a hot day.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope

Have you started to show yet? Yes

Gender: Girl

Labor signs: Nope

Symptoms: Just the crazy hormones.

Belly Button In or Out? It is now officially an outie! I hardly remember what my old belly button looked like but I know it was nothing like what it is today.

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Pretty hormonal these days. Not necessarily in a bad mood but it is like my hormones kind of take over and put me into this weird state. I’m not upset, not sad, not super happy just kind of an aggressive, “Let’s get things done” kind of mood.

Looking forward to: My shower! It is still over a month a way but I a beginning to talk details of family and friends who will be coming into town for it and I just can’t wait to celebrate Charlotte with our favorite peeps!