Sunday, July 29, 2012

29 Weeks

Size of baby: Butternut Squash ( 2.5 lbs and 15 inches)
Total Weight Gain: 16 lbs
Continuing symptoms:  Sore feet, frequent bathroom visits, heartburn
New symptoms this week: Sore hips, This is not really a 'symptom' but I have really notices hear intolerance this week. It makes me miserable, and makes my hands and feet swell and ache. I need A/C! 

Sleep: Sleep is ok. But my hips are always sore when I wake up.
Maternity Clothes: Got a few more tops that were one sale, some one which were my FAVORITE tank tops! YAY!
What I'm Eating: Normal diet
Cravings: Nothing specific this week.  

Movement: Both my sister in laws felt the baby last week. Last evening we were out for supper with friends and they watched the baby move too. A lot more of my belly is moving now, instead of individual kicks. I often feel the baby kick simultaneously on either side of my belly! 

Special pregnancy moments: This past week were were at a camp/cabins in the Whiteshell with Eric's family, and we got to spend time with his cousins who just had a baby a few months ago! It was a joy to hang out with them and talk about baby stuff. But even more so it was great to watch them parent. They are fantastic. They are relaxed, yet totally in control and it really reflects in their baby. He is a very content, happy, interactive 4.5 month old! 

Speaking of the lake, it was HOT. The first couple days were very warm and there was no A/C to be found. It actually made for quite the unpleasant experience. I didn't realize how much the heat affects me being pregnant until this week. I was pretty miserable and didn't want to do a whole lot but swim or sit in front of a fan and knit! In fact I really just wanted to go home so I could do all the same things in the comfort of my air conditioned house. The last few days it rained and cooled off quite a bit and I was able to enjoy it a lot more! 

Now I understand why so many people comment on how tough it is to be pregnant in the summer time. I have found that if I keep cool for most of the day and stay well hydrated, I feel great. But if I am in the heat for too long I really don't feel very good at all. I am so thankful to have A/C in our house and at work!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

New Fence!

Eric has worked hard this summer so far! A new house with a HUGE yard brings lots of yard work, and a couple projects. Eric pretty much built this fence on his own. His dad helped dig the holes for the posts, and a couple friends helped one evening to put up panels. But Eric worked for hours and  hours in the hot sun to build this fence for my Chihuahuas. It turned out perfect. He did such a fantastic job. I still need to get a picture of it all finished. 

Monday, July 23, 2012

28 Weeks

Size of baby: Chinese Cabbage ( 2.25 lbs and 14.8 inches)
Total Weight Gain: 16 lbs
Continuing symptoms:  Sore feet, frequent bathroom visits.
New symptoms this week: Heartburn. I have had it a few times in the last couple days. 

Sleep: Sleep is ok. But my hips are always sore when I wake up.
Maternity Clothes: A friend has borrowed me some, so now I have several new pairs of Capris, Shorts and Jeans to use! I also got a couple shirts on sale this weekend. 5 shirts doesn't seem to be enough.
What I'm Eating: Normal diet
Cravings: Nothing specific, but I have very little desire for sweets, which is NOT at all like me. 

Movement: Love all the movement. I have been feeling spots of pressure this week, like a hand or foot is pressing out. Eric hasn't felt the baby a whole lot, nor has anyone else. It seems like every time someone else tries to feel baby, the movement stops. Baby only likes to move for Mom I guess! I am sure soon enough baby will move for longer periods of time and other people will be able to feel it. 

Special pregnancy moments: I was up at BCBC this past week, where I counselled last summer. I was reminded of how last year, I cried and prayed for a baby with the female staff at our prayer meetings. Now this year I am in the same place, with a baby kicking around in my belly. It is so overwhelming to me how God works. He is SO faithful. He loves us so much and He DOES hear our prayers. I am incredible thankful for what God has blessed me with. 

Here is another picture! The first is 20 weeks, and the second is 28 weeks. It makes me giggle how round this belly has become! I love it. No wonder people are touching it!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Cloth Diaper Giveaway

I just entered this cloth diaper giveaway for bloggers! Click the button for more info and directions to sign up!
Funky Fluff Stash and Cash Giveaway

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

My Cloth Diapers!

Here is my first cloth diaper stash! It is a mix and match of all different brand and styles to see what I like best. They are all newborn sized or one size. Some of the diapers seem to big for a newborn, but most of them should work. A friend is going to borrow me 7 Bum Genius all-in-one newborn size diapers as well, so I should be good to start off with. 

My plan is to try these out, and then order a larger amount of the kind that I like the best in a one-size.

I can't wait to use these for real. I cried a little bit when I was putting these away after washing them. I can't believe I am going to have my own baby that will have to use these!! I am so thankful. God is so good. 

Monday, July 16, 2012

27 Weeks

Size of baby: Head Of Cauliflower ( 2 lbs and 14.5 inches)
Total Weight Gain: 14 lbs
Continuing symptoms: Braxton Hicks, round ligament pain, sore feet, frequent bathroom visits.
New symptoms this week: Swollen feet - the day after the wedding I woke up and they felt like water balloons. It was painful to walk all day. Thankfully today it is better.

Sleep: Still ok, hand are seeming to fall asleep a lot lately.
Maternity Clothes: Love them!
What I'm Eating: regular diet
Cravings: Chips, salty things, ice cream

Movement: Lots and lots of movement sometimes. Baby loves to wake me up kicking in the morning. Yesterday morning baby must have kick steady for an hour while I was trying to sleep in! lol

Special pregnancy moments:  Talking with many friends and family at the wedding about the baby. Also, it was pretty special to have people tell me I looked good in the bridesmaid dress, cause I kinda felt like a tank! 

I finally just had to take pictures of my computer screen with my camera to get these pictures. I cannot believe that is MY baby's face. That's in my belly right now. It is such an overwhelming joy, I am so in love already!
Big yawn!

Our sweet baby's face!

I think baby looks like Eric. 

Cutest side profile ever!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

A Beautiful Wedding

Yesterday Eric's brother, Sean, married one of my best friends, Alyssa. We were both very honoured to be in the wedding party.  It was a beautiful day, and the wedding was perfect down to the very last detail. It was a lot of fun. I didn't get a whole lot of pictures because I was busy with wedding party duties, so most of mine are "behind the scenes". Their photographer is amazing so I will post a link when those are online. I can't wait to see them all!
The AMAZING dress

I locked my keys in the car so the wonderful groomsmen got them out for me!

Last minute touch ups

Our beautiful flowers

I forgot to get a picture of the two of us all dressed up. Well I guess I still look the same but Eric has lost a few pieces. lol

The lovely couple, my brother and sister in law!

Olivia (a flower girl/cousin) and I. She is so sweet. She kept looking up at me, confused, during the ceremony (because I was crying a bit) and she later asked why I was crying. Hehe, I guess she couldn't figure out why I was so sad!

Cute lil' cake!

Last minute cake cutting!

Monday, July 09, 2012

26 Weeks

Size of baby: English hothouse cucumber ( 1.7 lbs and 14 inches)
Total Weight Gain: 13 lbs
Continuing symptoms: Braxton Hicks, round ligament pain, sore feet
New symptoms this week: Frequent bathroom visits, which are quite unrewarding. I am tiring of visiting the washroom so often, so I try to hold off as long as I can! 

Sleep: Waking up at LEAST twice per night for the washroom. If I try to skip the second one, the last 1/2 hour - hour of sleep is uncomfortable.
Maternity Clothes: Love them!
What I'm Eating: Not healthy this week. So disappointed in myself. I feel hungrier than normal, sometimes I feel crazy hungry and I want to eat everything. I have a bad habit of eating right after I get home from work instead of waiting to make supper.
Cravings: Chips, salty things, ice cream

Movement: Lots of rolling movements, lots of kicks. The movements are higher every day, and I can often feel them above my belly button now!

Special pregnancy moments: At our prenatal appt. last wednesday we found out the results of our ultrasound, and everything looks normal, which is awesome!

We also went for a 3D ultrasound. I was really unsure of paying for an ultrasound, but I figured I would just go for it because what if I never get the chance again! It turned out to be a really great experience. 

We only wanted the 10 minute package because we figured 20 or 30 minutes seemed too long, so that is what we paid for. We actually got nearly 40 minutes worth of ultrasound for that! The woman was super nice. She was trying to get a good facial shot but baby turned in so she couldn't. So she let me come back after my prenatal appt. (they were in the same building) for another 20 minutes. We got both sessions in real time on DVD, and a picture. The picture isn't the greatest, kinda blurry and the nose looks super wide 

My favourite part was watching the baby move on the screen and feeling it at the same time! We also saw baby shake it's head and yawn. SO CUTE. 

I would love to post some pictures of it, but my screen shots don't seem to be working! They keep turning out like grey checkers. I will try to take pics of the screen with my camera. 

Monday, July 02, 2012

25 Weeks

Size of baby: Rutabaga ( 1.5 lbs and 13.5 inches)
Total Weight Gain: 12 lbs
Continuing symptoms: Braxton Hicks, round ligament pain, sore feet
New symptoms this week: Leg cramps
Maternity Clothes: I found a few regular t shirts that still fit! But other than that I am loving my maternity clothes, especially my tank tops and jean shorts!
What I'm Eating: Normal diet. Lots of cheese
Cravings: Cheese, magnum ice cream or something similar

Movement: Lots of movement! Not a whole lot at work while I am walking around, but lots at home in the evenings, especially after I eat. Eric and I saw the baby moving through my clothes in church on Sunday. So cool! I feel not just kicks but the babe flipping around. 

Special pregnancy moments: Seeing the baby move a bunch of times. I love trying to watch for it. 

This week we are going for a 3D ultrasound! I am kinda nervous to see the baby like that, cause it kinda freaks me out! But I want the magical ultrasound experience that I didn't get at my medical one. I want to be humoured! 

Sunday, July 01, 2012

A Giveaway!

Head over to my Steeped Tea With Lindsey page on Facebook for a chance to win this adorable Frog Animal Infuser for loose tea!

Once my page hits 100 likes I will randomly select a winner! I will also do giveaways for 250 and 500 likes as well, if I can get that many!
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