Monday, November 30, 2015

27 Weeks

How Far Along: 27 weeks
Size of baby:  Head of cauliflower (16in, 2lbs)
Maternity Clothes: Most bottoms are maternity.  I've been wearing a lot of tunics and dresses as tunics so not as many tops are maternity.
Gender: It's a girl!  I can't wait to meet her.
Movement: All the time. I'm feeling it more and more all over the place.  She's definitely getting stronger.
Sleep: I've slept great this week.  We've gotten to sleep in 4 straight days and it's been so nice to not have to wake up to an alarm.
What I miss: Energy.  I'm either too exhausted to move or to sore by the end of the day.
Cravings: None really.  I enjoyed turkey and dressing and everything else that goes along with holiday feasting.
Symptoms: Heartburn, the reflux medicine is definitely helping but i way over did it thanksgiving and ended up sleeping in the recliner.  I've had a little sciatica over the weekend.  Hopefully it doesn't last long.  I'm just feeling really large this week.  I didn't think I was as big this time but I think I've caught up this week.
Best Moment this week:  We got furniture moved around and Barrett has a big boy bed.  The nursery is still a mess but he's more settled. We enjoyed having Patrick home for the holiday.  It was the first time since we've been married that he was off Thanksgiving and the long weekend.  We're looking forward to the Christmas season.  I love being pregnant this time of year. 

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

2015 will probably be remembered as the best of times and the worst of times.
Even in the heartache we found things to be thankful for.
This thanksgiving I'm thankful for answered prayers and grace.
I'm thankful for my hardworking husband and my suddenly full of energy all boy toddler.
I'm thankful for our families that have cried with us and celebrated with us.
I'm thankful for a growing business that has been booming lately.
I'm thankful for the sweet group of mom friends that always let me know I'm not alone.
I'm thankful for the sweet daughter growing inside of me,
I'm thankful for Patrick's new job and all the family time we've gotten to catch up on since May.
I try to remember to be thankful everyday but it's nice to take a day to remind ourselves we are blessed beyond belief.  

Monday, November 23, 2015

26 Weeks

How Far Along: 26 weeks
Size of baby: Hothouse cucumber (14in, 2lbs)
Maternity Clothes: All bottoms are maternity.  I've got several tunics and tops that I'm getting away with.
Gender: It's a girl!
Movement: All the time.  
Sleep: I've slept great this week.
What I miss: Having enough energy to make it through the day.  I'm starting to feel very pregnant.
Cravings: None really. Ready for Thanksgiving!
Symptoms:  Feeling large.  I've been saying I don't feel as big this time around but I'm starting to doubt that.  I can't do too much without needing to rest.  I usually decorate the whole house for Christmas in one day, I started last night and it's going to take me a few days to get it all up.
Best Moment this week:  Finally started cleaning out the nursery.  I also went through all of Barrett's clothes and pulled out the few things that will work for AveryAnn.  Hopefully we can really get moving in there now.  We're only two weeks away from the third trimester and I'm feeling the time crunch.  I thought my pregnancy with Barrett went by fast but this time is going so much faster.  I feel like November was a blur.  I go back and forth between "can't wait until she's here" and "I need time to slow down so I can get some things done." 

Monday, November 16, 2015

25 Weeks

How Far Along: 25 weeks
Size of baby: Eggplant (11in, 1.7lbs)
Maternity Clothes: Mostly everything is maternity, I've worn a few dresses that weren't but I have to wear leggings under them.
Gender: It's a girl!  AveryAnn McCarty
Movement: She's been a little lazy this week.  Probably because I've been super busy and on my feet working all week.  I think we were both exhausted. 
Sleep: Barrett has been sleeping so much better this week, so we've all slept better.  
What I miss: Wine. the end, 
Cravings:  None really.
Symptoms: None really this week.  I've been feeling a lot of pressure but only if I stand or walk too much.
Best Moment this week:  Finishing a big order at work.  I finally got some time to make a few things at work for AveryAnn so that was fun.   We went to my sister-in-law's baby shower today and it was so sweet with all the adorable pink things.  We're gearing up for the holidays and I know as soon as the holidays are over we'll be on baby watch and we still have so much to do.

Monday, November 9, 2015

24 Weeks

How Far Along: 24 weeks
Size of baby: Ear of Corn (1.5lbs, 11 inches)
Maternity Clothes: All jeans and pants are maternity.  I've got a couple pair of leggings that I can wear.  Most of my tops are just regular tunics.  I do have a few maternity tops in the mix.
Gender: It's a girl! AveryAnn McCarty
Movement: She's a wiggle worm.  Patrick finally got to feel her this weekend.  We were watching tv and she kept kicking the remote off my belly.  Patrick came over and finally felt her.  I was looking back at my weekly updates with Barrett and it was the same week he felt Barrett too.  Barrett has no desire to feel her.  I think he's in denial.
Sleep: Hasn't been great.  Barrett will sleep okay a few nights and then like crap for a few nights. I'm getting kicked from the inside and the outside most nights. 
What I miss:  Sleep.  Energy.  
Cravings:  None this week.
Symptoms: Just being tired.  I've had heartburn a few nights but it was usually because of what I've eaten.
Best Moment this week: Patrick feeling her kick.  This wasn't really a best moment Barrett and I fell in a parking lot this week and thankfully we're all three fine.  Barrett scraped his back pretty good and I ripped my shirt and tore up my elbow.  I was sore for a few days and my elbow still hurts but it could have been a lot worse. I feel like this pregnancy is going by so fast.  We still have so much to do (as in everything).  I'm afraid we're never going to get it done.

And a comparison.  I feel like my belly is smaller this time than with Barrett.  You can't really tell because I'm bigger all over but I don't think I've gained as much weight this time.

Monday, November 2, 2015

23 Weeks

How Far Along: 23 weeks
Size of baby: Large Mango (1 lb, 11 inches) 
Maternity Clothes: Pants, yes. Tops, some. The pants are just way more comfortable.  I've bought way more maternity pants this time.  I love these black pants I just got.  I think they will come in handy over the holidays because I can dress them up and down.
Gender: Girl!
Movement: She's way more active than I think Barrett was.  I've been able to feel her from the outside a couple of times but the boys still haven't.  
Sleep:  Well the beginning of the week was crap.  Barrett didn't sleep good and was up every hour.  Finally, Wednesday night he slept all night and I felt like a new person.  He slept all night again Thursday night.  He spent the night with my parents Friday and Saturday so I got to sleep all night again.  It's been great to get some sleep.  I desperately needed it.
What I miss:  This is so dumb but I miss being able to bend over to pick up something off the floor with ease.  I don't want to jinx myself but I'm feeling better this pregnancy that I did with Barrett. 
Cravings: Halloween candy! :)
Symptoms: Just feeling large and easily exhausted.
Best Moment this week:  Celebrating Halloween with our friends.  I got some outfits I ordered in and they are adorable.  Sleeping all night.