Monday, June 22, 2015

32 weeks

I started off my 8th month of pregnancy with a beautiful baby shower hosted by our family and friends. Harrison got so many wonderful things. I feel certain that if  he decided to come tomorrow (which we certainly PRAY he does not for any reason) that we would have all the essentials to survive! It's hard to believe I have less than 2 months to go. If the heat and my back pain keep up, it will be a long 7 1/2 weeks! Good bye humidity, please leave us North Carolinians alone!!

How far along? 32 weeks
Gender: Boy
Total weight gain/loss? 19.6 lbs
Maternity clothes? Yes.
Miss anything? Spring weather! Summer is in full, HOT force. I seriously  dread walking out in the 98% humidity and feel like I'm suffocating.
Movement? Lots!! His little feet feel like they might break through my belly some days.
Cravings? Iced Coffee...why does the nearest Starbucks have to be 45 minutes away. Burger King it is...
Food aversions? None.
Are you showing yet? More and More every week.
Symptoms? Low back pain. It's been awful the last few days. I will lay down to try to alleviate the pain and when I stand back up I literally almost fall, it hurts so bad. I will be laying in the pool in just a few hours to see if that helps.
Looking forward to? July 4th! It's my last pre-baby holiday ever! I just know everyday holiday, well every DAY in general will be so much for fun with our little guy!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Maternity pictures

We took our maternity pictures a few weeks ago and boy am I glad I didn't wait any longer than I did. It wasn't even very hot the day we took them and about 20 minutes into the session I had to lay down because I became so dizzy. Turns out not drinking the usual amount of water I'm used to combined with the heat doesn't mix so well. I chugged about 30 ounces of water and sat in the AC for a few minutes and felt like a million bucks! Thank goodness my wonderful photographer Katie is also a nurse so she knew just what I needed. I am SO happy with the way the pictures turned out. Katie captured my vision for these photos perfectly. Here are just a few of my favorites...

 I will cherish these pictures forever. 

Friday, June 19, 2015

31 weeks

I'm almost an entire week surprise there

How far along? 31 weeks
Gender: Boy
Total weight gain/loss? 19 lbs.. not sure how I managed to not gain any weight this week.. sweat from the crazy hot temperatures outside maybe?
Maternity clothes? Yes.
Miss anything? Nothing in particular. Really just feeling like I can do every day normal things without giving out of breathe.
Movement? Yes. More this week than ever. Hiccups have become more frequent also.
Cravings? Any kind of icy, fruity beverage. Still loving the "alligator ice"
Food aversions? None.
Are you showing yet? No way to hide this baby bump!
Symptoms? More Braxton Hicks... I've read they will get more frequent as the weeks progress.
Looking forward to? My 2nd baby shower this weekend!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

30 weeks

As I wrote a "3" in place of a "2" for week 30, I could hardly believe how much time has passed by and how little time I have left. I know my due date will be here before I know it. I still feel SO fortunate to have had such a wonderful pregnancy. I have been blessed in so many ways and I am so grateful. Now, I'm just praying for a safe delivery for Harrison and I.

How far along? 30 weeks
Gender: Boy
Total weight gain/loss? 19 lbs
Maternity clothes? Yes.
Miss anything? Putting on socks? This is definitely becoming difficult!
Movement? Yes. More like rolls now. Sometimes it feels like he is actually in my lungs.
Cravings? Tuna again! My first post-baby meal will include a hefty portion of sashimi tuna. Yum!!
Food aversions? None.
Are you showing yet? For SURE!
Symptoms? Feeling better than ever and so thankful for it!
Looking forward to? Another 3D ultrasound this Friday!! He is seriously the most beautiful baby and I'm not even being bias ;-)

Saturday, June 6, 2015

29 weeks

I can't believe the countdown is quickly approaching single digits! The weeks are flying by and as much as I'm told "I know you're ready, it's going to be so hot" (and it definitely IS going to be hot) I am just so ready to meet my baby!! I am hoping excitement takes over my terrifying nerves in the next 10 1/2 weeks!

How far along? 29 weeks
Gender: Boy
Total weight gain/loss? 17.6 lbs
Maternity clothes? Yes.
Miss anything? NOT getting up to pee 8,304,495 times a week!! I will literally feel like I'm going to pee all over myself and then drip..drip...SO annoying! Sorry if that's too much information, but that is the real truth!
Movement? Yes. Lots!!
Cravings? sweets!! Particularly some sort of warm dessert and ice cream!!! I'm drooling thinking about it.
Food aversions? None.
Are you showing yet?Yes!! And apparently I look like I'm having twins, as someone told me last week?
Symptoms? Nothing terrible!
Looking forward to? My second baby shower in 2 weeks! Can't wait!!