Sunday, April 27, 2014

Baby Shower

On Saturday, we shared awesome memories with family and friends and celebrated Bennett and his upcoming arrival.  My Mom took the chevron theme and went to town and it was absolutely perfect!  She had lots of help from some of my Aunts, my Mother-in-Law, my sister and some of her friends (thank you all again for helping her) and I can't stop thinking about how fun it was!
Since I'm normally the one taking the pictures, my camera got passed around, but I thought I'd share what I ended up with on my camera!

 Aunt Ileen made an awesome fruit display

 Yummy desserts (complete with Aunt Lee Lee's specialty cupcakes and Aunt Buppy's chocolate covered strawberries!)

 Food table

 More awesome food

 Amazing letters made by Trista!
 Late night diaper messages
 Spoiled rotten!
 Drink table- adorable!!
 Even chevron labels for water bottles!
 Lots and lots of gifts!
 Is this the perfect gift or what?  Thanks Veronica!!
 Phillies Gear!
 Bennett and Hayden!
 So excited!
 My beautiful sister!
 Mom and Meghan- we compliment each others outfits perfectly!
 Jordan has already claimed dibs!
 Jason's parents
 My parents
 Aunt Buppy and Aunt Lee Lee

Boys will be boys :-)
THANK YOU to everyone who worked so hard to make our shower so memorable!!  We are beyond blessed and couldn't be happier!!!

Friday, April 25, 2014

29 Weeks

How far along?: 29 weeks
Baby's size: BK is the size of a butternut squash
Total weight gain/loss: 18.5 last time I checked
Stretch marks?: None thankfully
Sleep?: Can't get enough of it!  Can't wait until volleyball is over so I can nap!!!
Maternity clothes?: Still loving them even if the panel hurts sometimes
Best moment this week: I have to pick two.  First, on Friday, the start of 29 weeks, we went to the specialist to hear about my placenta and we got some amazing pictures in 3D!  He's so handsome already!

Also, we had our family Flashlight Easter Egg hunt at Aunt Lee Lee's and she made BK his own eggs complete with washcloths, pacifiers and wipes inside.  She's spoiling him already :-)
Worst Moment: My placenta only moved 1.5 cm of the 2.0 it needs to.  We will follow up at 34 weeks to see if it's moved.
Symptoms: I went to the chiropractor for my back and it made my back feel temporarily better but made my sport on my side hurt terribly.  I was in tears all night, so I think I'll just have to deal
Cravings?: Kit Kats lately (strange, they would have never been my choice before)
Miss Anything?: I needed a full serving of Spark, but I can only have 1/2 of one.
Movement: Jason is enjoying watching him move like crazy at night before bed
Anything making you queasy or sick?: The glucose test made me very sick.  Luckily, my Mom was able to talk me out of throwing it up!
Gender: B-O-Y!!!
What is baby up to?: From What to Expect When You're Expecting: "How big is your baby this week? He weighs nearly three pounds now and measures about 17 inches. Though he's getting pretty close to his birth length, he still has to chub out a bit. In fact, over the next 11 weeks, he'll more than double — or even come close to tripling — his weight. And as he grows and the room in your womb gets tighter, you'll be less likely to feel those big kicks and more likely to get poked by an elbow or jabbed by a knee."

Friday, April 18, 2014

28 Weeks

How far along?: 28 weeks
Baby's size: BK is the size of an eggplant
Total weight gain/loss: A little less than 20
Stretch marks?: Still none
Sleep?: Hasn't been too bad lately
Maternity clothes?: Loving them over than the full panel pants hit right on my "bad spot" on my right side so that's not very comfortable
Best moment this week: We've been going to childbirth classes and it's really fun to learn all of the information (must be the teacher in me haha)
Worst Moment: Being busy makes me overwhelmed sometimes, but that should end in May
Symptoms: Just my back and bad spot on the front
Cravings?: Nothing in particular
Miss Anything?: Nothing in particular here either
Movement: He's constantly moving!!
Anything making you queasy or sick?: 8th grader smell sometimes gets me!
Gender: B-O-Y!!!
What is baby up to?: From What to Expect When You're Expecting: "Your baby is settling into the proper position for birth, with his head facing downward (toward your body's nearest exit!). Your little work in progress is now about 2.5 pounds and almost 16 inches long. He's busy adding new skills such as blinking to an already impressive repertoire of tricks like coughing, sucking, hiccuping, and taking practice breaths. Your baby's sleep now includes the REM (rapid eye movement) phase — and that means he could be dreaming already (what do you suppose he's dreaming about?)."

Friday, April 11, 2014

27 Weeks

How far along?: 27 weeks
Baby's size: BK is the size of a rutabega-- what the heck is a rutabega?!
Total weight gain/loss: Around 18
Stretch marks?: None for now
Sleep?: Hard to sleep on my right side due to stretching pain
Maternity clothes?: Yep- so comfortable!
Best moment this week: BK and I got to celebrate Ashlee and Hayden at their baby shower!
Worst Moment: Side pain... the Doctor says it's from stretching and my rib cage not expanding, but MAN does it hurt!!!
Symptoms: Back pain and side pain... I think that's going to be the answer for quite awhile
Cravings?: None
Miss Anything?: Nothing in particular
Movement: Feeling lots!
Anything making you queasy or sick?: Just smells every once in awhile
Gender: B-O-Y!!!
What is baby up to?: From What to Expect When You're Expecting: "For a baby, it's time to trade in the old crown-to-rump measurement for a new head-to-toe standard. So what are your baby’s stats this week (which, coincidentally, is the end of the second trimester)? Fifteen inches — more than a foot long — and triple (or even quadruple) what it was in week 12. His weight is creeping up the charts as well, coming in at just over two pounds. More big news: Your baby may recognize your voice by now, so feel free to serenade your belly (start learning those lullabies!)."

Saturday, April 5, 2014

26 Weeks

How far along?: 26 weeks
Baby's size: BK is the size of a head of lettuce
Total weight gain/loss: Around 15
Stretch marks?: None
Sleep?: I have a cold or allergies again, so it's been fun
Maternity clothes?: Yes
Best moment this week: I have two this week.... First, my cousins Karli and Lauren took me for the day, told me to block it out, but wouldn't tell me what we were doing.  They surprised me with lunch and a massage at Heritage Hills and it was SO relaxing!!  I'm so blessed <3

Also, my Dad and Jason worked hard on a box valence for the nursery and I LOVE how it turned out!  We just saw a picture, so they designed the whole thing and I bought the fabric that matches his custom blanket, pillow and changing pad cover.  It looks so awesome!!

Worst Moment: Parent drama that comes with teaching/coaching
Symptoms: Back pain and sinus congestion
Cravings?: I can't wait until I get to have ranch from Big Woody's again!
Miss Anything?: Not much
Movement: Yep, loving these kicks and punches!
Anything making you queasy or sick?: None
Gender: B-O-Y!!!
What is baby up to?: From What to Expect When You're Expecting: "What's up with your baby? He now weighs a full two pounds and measures nine-plus inches. And this week, his eyes, which until now were developing under fused eyelids, start to open. Of course, there's not much to see in there, but if your baby spots a bright light (or hears a loud noise) near your belly, you may notice an increase in fetal activity. (“Hey, I'm in here, Mommy! Where’s the party!”) What accounts for that response? His brain is more developed and sophisticated."