I know, I know...long time no typey. Honest? I have been preoccupied and lacking motivation to blog. Crazy considering since the moment Lee joined the Army, I maintained a personal blog just about every.single.day. It was a bit like therapy I think. A diary of thoughts you could say. Now that he's home and the future is a bit more...predictable(?), we've been busy making and tackling plans. I'm thoroughly enjoying every minute and not taking any of these days for granted.
I'm 32 weeks pregnant today! I'll share a house update and pictures tomorrow but today I thought it would be fun to share a pregnancy questionnaire that was forwarded to me by a friend. How about some bump pix first?
This was the day I hit 31 weeks. One week ago today!
I'd share today's bump but I was too rushed this morning trying to run out the door for work! Lee had to leave for the office extra early so pooping Cooper, locating something to wear that was decent, comfortable and fit the belly was quite the task today.
Total Weight Gain: Really? I don't like this questionnaire already. 28 lbs. There, I said it. However, I lost a lb per my doctor at our appointment yesterday. I don't know how the heck that happened because I look AND feel bigger.
Swelling: Last week and through the weekend my feet, legs and face were soooo swollen but I stayed horizontal for the most part of Sunday and kept my feet up. I can proudly report that my tootsies are drastically improved this week but I have a feeling this improvement will be short lived. I read that I need to try not to sit too long. And in the next sentence the advice said not to stand too long. Say what?!
I bought THESE
leggings and THESE
yoga pants both in solid black from VS
because they have the longer lengths. I'm currently obsessed and living in them both. I bought THIS
tank at Target when I got groceries the other night. It's non-maternity but super long, cheap and soft.
Not yet. Fingers crossed they don't find me. After trying several lotions and oils, I have a couple def staples that I absolutely love. I'm on my 3rd bottle of THIS
oil and then I layer THIS
on top twice a day.
Sleep: Sleep isn't so good. I'm restless trying to get comfortable and having to get up to go to the bathroom so often during the night. I do good about every 3rd or 4th night because I'm too exhausted to care.
Best Moment This Week:
Hearing the heart beat! It's pretty special seeing Lee talk to the baby too. Lee talks into my belly button like it's a microphone. He likes to ask the baby if they have a weenie...
Worst Moment This Week: Shaving. No bueno. I quit.
Miss Anything? I can't wait to get my energy back and exercise until I sweat through my shirt. And my nose. I miss my nose. Since getting pregnant, I feel like I have Lee's allergy nose. Stuffy at night and itchy nose all day.
Movement: So much movement in there! He/She loves to wiggle! I absolutely love baby kicks. Just as long as the kicks stay away from my bladder...
Cravings: Not really. The only constant has been 1% milk. Right now I'm digging breakfast foods all day long. My besties hosted my baby shower last weekend and it was a brunch so you know I had a very full plate...Yum.
Anything Making You Queasy: I have been extremely lucky and haven't had any morning sickness, etc. I had a few moments where hamburger meat made me gag but I'm totally over that. I could eat a burger right now. Please?
Gender: Still a surprise! Can't wait for that delivery moment to find out!!!
Labor Signs: Nope.
Belly button in or out: In!
Mood: No rage but I can cry at the drop of a hat. I cried because I forgot hamburger meat at the grocery store the other day! Crazy. But more than anything Lee's dry humor has me laughing so hard I cackle and tears come out of my eyes. Of course a trip to the bathroom usually follows too.
Um, yes. I have bought a couple "just in case" things for at the hospital. I've also purchased a few things for the newborn shoot since those photographs are taken so soon after baby's birth. I wanted to be sure and get a few specifics online. What we don't use that is gender specific I can always gift or use in my own photographer's inventory for future shoots. Not shopping because we don't know the gender isn't an option for me. I made some cloth diaper burp cloths too! My sweet Grandma that passed away in January was in the process of making her fabulous diaper burp cloths for me but never got them completed. I made some (18) of my own to make her proud. I cried on and off the entire time thinking of her but I'm proud with the end results and know she would be too. I referenced THIS
blog tutorial and watched a variety of Youtube videos to make it happen. I used a combination of flannel and 100% cotton fabrics from Jo-Anne's
for those of you that are interested.
Looking Forward To: Meeting this baby!
See you tomorrow for house pictures and updates!