Thursday, February 25, 2016

23 & 24 Weeks


How far along?  
23 & 24 weeks


Total weight gain/loss? 
 I weighed 158 at my last OB visit so about 18 pounds.

Maternity clothes?
Maternity and regular clothes. Mostly my pants and jeans are maternity. I have several skirts that work well with my growing belly.

Stretch marks? 
No new ones yet. Continuing to lotion like crazy. 

Sleep? 
Sleep has become more of a challenge the past 2 weeks. I've had to add another pillow either to my back or to elevate myself more. It seems we keep passing some type of cold between us and I've been sick, again, these past few days. No fun.

Best moment these weeks? 

Feeling her move about. I can ask Sawyer where his little sister is and he will pat my belly.

Miss anything? 
Going to sleep and turning over in bed with ease. It's become harder to rely on my core strength with this growing belly so I have to push myself to maneuver about more than ever.

Movement? 
Oh def!!

Food cravings?
No but I am loving Sonic's Breakfast Burritos these days.

Anything making you queasy or sick? 
Nuh-huh

Gender?
Girl!

Symptoms?
Growing boobs and belly.

Labor Signs? 
Nope

Belly Button in or out?
half in and half out if that is even possible

Wedding rings on or off? 
still on

 Happy or Moody most of the time?
Happy Momma.

Looking forward to?
Getting started on the new closet in our bedroom.

I'm trying to stay as current as possible on my bump posts but I swear I forget to take progress pics until I'm in my pj's or sweats. Anywho, things have been rolling along pretty well the past few weeks. We still have so much to do but will eventually get there. My sleeping has been better and have only added one additional pillow so far. I keep forgetting to break out the snoogle.

We've also started potty training with Sawyer. Having this belly has made it quite a task. Bending down and standing up constantly has been a challenge but at least I'm getting some exercise in. He has done really well but it's not exactly what I expected. Valentine's Day was pretty low key for us. I was sick, again, and Brett suffered an awful nose bleed that morning. We gave Sawyer a couple new trucks which he obsessed over. He loves to sit in the kitchen floor with us and roll them back and forth. He will point to the exact spot in the floor where he wants you to sit. The Hubs gave me a sweet card and box of Godiva Chocolates. He received a card from me with a basket of last minute goodies. Since I was so focused on prepping for potty training I forgot about Valentine's Day approaching, oops. We still had a lovely day together as a family.

What did you guys do for Valentine's? Do you have a special way you like to celebrate the day?
Hope y'all have a great one.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Make the Most of It


This was one of those rare mornings where my husbands alarm clock goes off but mine does not because it's a holiday for me. Whoop whoop!! No work, lazy day!! (sort of-lazy days since becoming a mom is completely different than before children) I lay there in bed quietly chatting with my husband as he is getting ready thinking, "I will see him off and then catch another hour or so of sleep before wildcat wakes up." Yeah, no. It's not long till I hear the jostling in his crib through the monitor on the night stand. I look over at the square screen and know what's going to follow next. On cue comes, "maaa", "momma, maa"! We were not quiet enough. Our little man is awake. Sure, I could get aggravated in this moment but instead I realize that this is a good thing as wildcat can see his daddy and give him hugs before he leaves for the week. And that's exactly what we do.

Hugs are given, kisses are exchanged and the Hubs asks Sawyer if he is going to get back in bed with mommy and he says yes. Score! I will get in a little more sleep anyway. Until- until I open my big mouth and tell daddy that we are going to make pancakes later in the morning before we go run errands. That one word was all it took. At the sound of pancakes wildcat was scooting off the bed and headed for the kitchen. Great, it's 5:30 and my child is wanting me to start breakfast, so long sleep. Oh well, more time we can see daddy before he's out the door. The Hubs is laughing at this point and Sawyer is in the kitchen demanding my presence as he points up to the mixing bowl on the counter. I'm just trying to find my robe and glasses and finally empty my pregnant lady bladder. More hugs are given and we see daddy off for the week.  I'm about to gear up for pancake batter and milk mixing when wildcat puts his head on my shoulder. "Do you want to go lay back down in mommy's bed", I ask? I receive a nodding confirmation. AWESOME!! "We can do that little buddy." To mommy's bed we go.

Wildcat has always been somewhat of a snuggle bug since he was a little babe. When I ask if he wants to lay close to mommy and cuddle up that is exactly what he does. As he lay there fidgeting with his eyes wide open I gave thanks to the Lord for moments and mornings like this. Indeed, it was in no way as I had imagined or hoped it would play out, but in actuality, it was even better. I realize that I will not always have these moments. My son will not always want to snuggle up with me and will not always wake up calling for me. He will not always care that mommy is going to make him pancakes for breakfast or that he can go back to sleep in mommy's bed. We will soon have another child in the mix so who knows what that will bring. But I want to make the most of life, of all His blessings no matter how small they may seem. So as I lay there, while Sawyer drifted back to sleep, I took it all in. His hair, his snuggles, his breathing, his touch on my hand and thanked our Heavenly Father for all of it. We never know what the next moment may bring or take away so give thanks and enjoy it. Sawyer was soon in a sweet slumber but mamma was now wide awake. What else can you do but continue to make the most of it and enjoy a hot cup of coffee in a quiet house.

Here's to starting your week off on a positive note. No matter how your day is playing out, make the most of it.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

21 & 22 Week Update



How far along?  
21 & 22 weeks

Total weight gain/loss? 
I weighed about 140 when I found out I was pregnant and actually lost a few pounds in the first trimester. I quickly gained them back though. I weighed 156 at my last OB visit.

Maternity clothes?
Maternity and regular clothes. Mostly my pants and jeans are maternity. I have several skirts that work well with my growing belly.

Stretch marks? 
No new ones yet. I've been lotioning like crazy. 

Sleep? 
I've been a little under the weather the past few weeks which hasn't helped with sleeping. Sleep def does not come as easy these days.

Best moment these weeks? 

Learning my little girl is healthy at our last ultrasound.

Miss anything? 
Being able to bend over and tie my shoes with ease.

Movement? 
This little chica is always movin about. Especially when I lay down to go to sleep at night. And when she moves, buddy she moves!

Food cravings?
Eh, not really.

Anything making you queasy or sick? 
Thank goodness- NO

Gender?
Girl!

Symptoms?
I forgot just how hard it is to move around with a growing belly. Routine tasks are getting more challenging by the day.

Labor Signs? 
I've had some cramping but not braxton hicks.

Belly Button in or out?
It's working it's way out.

Wedding rings on or off? 
still on

 Happy or Moody most of the time?
HAPPY!!

Looking forward to?
painting the furniture for the nursery

We had our mid pregnancy ultrasound and our little girl is a healthy baby. Thank the Good Lord. My placenta is positioned pretty low to my cervix but there is still plenty of time for it to move. We are scheduled for a c-section with this one anyway. Things have been moving along pretty smoothly for the most part. I'm slowly starting to slow down in my daily tasks as things take a little longer and a little more effort to complete. We should be getting started on the nursery in the coming weeks since hunting season has come to an end. I'm super excited for that. I'm ready to see my vision come together. 

We are potty training Sawyer this weekend so I've been tied to the living room pretty much since yesterday morning. Our little man seems to be catching on pretty easily but we still have a long way to go. I will keep you all posted. Anyway, I hope you are all having a lovely weekend. Stay warm! 

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