Friday, October 21, 2016
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Belly measurement: 38.5 inches
The doctor wanted me to get another ultrasound this last Monday because he thought the baby was measuring small, but the ultrasound showed that he's actually a little big for the due date. His head is 75th percentile... Oh boy.
The baby shower in Lancaster was so fun! The food was amazing and so was the company!
Monday, September 5, 2016
Monday, August 22, 2016
How far along? 31 weeks!
Weight Gain: 6 pounds
Sleep? Still waking up to pee about once or twice a night.
Challenges this week: not wanting to go into the hospital for clinicals. So close to being done though!
Best moment this week: I won two giveaways on instagram! 4 bandana bibs, a saranoni receiving blanket (my absolute favorite blankets in the world), a skip hop light and sound owl, a nice pacifier, and a skip hop outfit!
Weird pregnancy moment: I'm not fitting into a lot of my scrub tops anymore.
Movement: he moves a lot but especially after I drink or eat.
Food cravings: I havent had too much of an appetite for the last week.
Anything making you queasy? I'm getting morning sickness again and I can't eat as much as I have been the last two months or else I feel sick for the rest of the day :(
Symptoms: varicose veins....
What are you looking forward to? Going up to Ogden with Jake to get his new glasses and I'm getting my eyelashes done... I love getting my lashes done :)
Monday, August 15, 2016
How far along? 30 weeks! :) wahooo!
Weight Gain: 6 pounds
Sleep? Getting a little more uncomfortable during nights. But not bad.
Challenges this week: Feeling a little melancholy and always wanting to snack.
Best moment this week: Making hobo dinners with Jake for my birthday. We went up to Lake Oowah again (it feels so nice up there) and celebrated my birthday. We had no bake cherry cheesecake and gelato from the Brewery. Also, we got a pottery barn crib and rocking chair from Kim... I helped Jake set it up last night, it's feeling more real now!
Weird pregnancy moment: I can't go a few days without showering anymore...Haha.
Movement: I'm pretty sure he has been practicing jumping Jack's the last week, he'll have some good leg muscles when he arrives.
Food cravings: mint chocolate chip ice cream :)
Anything making you queasy? Nothing that comes to mind, but I've been feeling a little nauseous this week.
Symptoms: more Braxton hicks contractions, about once or twice a day.
What are you looking forward to? I'm starting shakeology this week and adding some more exercises to my routine. Usually I've been going on walks for about 40 minutes, but I started this little work out group with Noelle Briggs and I'll be doing a little bit more that will help with labor and delivery.
Monday, August 8, 2016
How far along? 29 weeks! :)
Weight Gain: 4 pounds
Sleep? I have been falling asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow lately. I'm still waking up once in the middle of the night thinking I might die if I don't pee.
Challenges this week: Nothing comes to mind.
Best moment this week: Yesterday was our 1st anniversary! After church we packed a picnic and Jake drove us to a surprise location. We drove the La Sal Loop to Lake Oowah, by far my new favorite spot! It was more than 20 degrees cooler than Moab and I had the best company :) We read love letters--that we prepared for each other beforehand-- reflecting on our last year together. Our cheeks hurt from smiling and laughing at the memories shared... And of course I teared up from the sweet things he had written. It was the perfect day.
Weird pregnancy moment: This is more of an exciting moment than a weird one. Strangers are noticing that I'm pregnant now (it actually makes me happy to know that I LOOK pregnant now) and they'll ask me when I'm due and congratulate me.
Movement: Baby Z is still my little wiggle worm. I love feeling him move, but I love when Jake can feel him move even more! It still doesn't feel real that we're having a baby! I'm assuming it won't feel "real" until I'm actually in labor.
Food cravings: A slice of grandma sycamore bread with butter and Mom's canned peach jam (too good for words).
Anything making you queasy? I've been pretty good with foods and smells this week.
Symptoms: I started taking magnesium glycinate again this past week and that's helped dramatically with leg cramps and also Braxton hicks contractions when I'm active.
What are you looking forward to? My birthday this weekend!! I want to grill some hamburgers or kabobs at Lake Oowah with Jake and maybe some Dutch oven peach cobbler! The Cluffs have a peach tree in their yard and let us pick as many as we like... It's been peach heaven the last week :)
Sunday, July 31, 2016
How far along? 28 weeks!
Weight Gain: Back to my pre-pregnancy weight before I got "all day pregnancy sickness" and lost 18 pounds.
Sleep? Takes about 25 minutes to get comfortable enough to fall asleep, then I wake up once, maybe twice to pee in the middle of the night. I usually wake up feeling refreshed.
Challenges this week: Staying cool, especially during Sacrament meeting. It feels like the air is never on and I'm constantly fanning myself with my make-shift fans.
Best moment this week: Found a changing table at the thrift store for $5! It was TOO exciting to pass up a deal like that and it resembles the one my parents had for all of us when we were babies. Jake and I spray painted it white. We left it outside to "dry" in the Moab heat of 103 degrees, but when we walked to the front door of our basement apartment we found it was POURING rain outside--completely unexpected. My darling husband runs out in his socks to bring our little changing table inside to dry off and we couldn't help but laugh.
Weird pregnancy moment: Feeling that I can't breath, I think it might be anxiety and I've never experienced it before pregnancy. I've been using the breathing exercises found in my hypnobirthing workbook-- Breath in peace, breath out tension-- it's the only thing that's been helping besides walking around. It's worse when I sit or lay on my back.
Movement: Talk about a wiggle worm! This little guy is constantly kicking, re-positioning, or "swimming" around. I love it, especially when Jake can see and feel him moving.
Food cravings: I can finally say that I have food cravings now! For the longest time food was repulsive and just the thought or smell of ANYTHING (not even joking) made me dry heave ... it was an experience like nothing else. Now I can proudly say that I crave chocolate ice cream (especially a frosty from Wendy's), good french toast (I've been dying to go to Maglebys Fresh or Kneaders), Alambre from Pepe's, and the Santa Fe Salad from The Cheesecake Factory.
Anything making you queasy? Certain smells, today at church someone smelled like chicken noodle soup and for some reason that made me queasy.
Symptoms: Leg cramps during the night and chin zits...boo.
What are you looking forward to? Baby shower in California in a few weeks! And picking out a new Lularoe dress from Mom :)