Friday, June 27, 2014

38 Weeks

How far along?: 38 Weeks
Baby's size: Bennett is up to the size of a pumpkin
Total weight gain/loss: About 35
Stretch marks?: TERRIBLE and ridiculously itchy!!
Sleep?: Trying to get as much as I can before B comes, but I get really hot
Maternity clothes?: Yes
Best moment this week: Getting so close now!!  We absolutely cannot wait to meet him!!
Worst Moment: I thought I may be leaking fluid, so I called the OB and they sent me in to the hospital to get checked (Thursday 6/26) but after a few hours of being in there and lots of yucky tests, they sent me home
Symptoms: Congestion, not easy to move around (or accept the help), and lots and lots of swelling in my face!
Cravings?: I will be having a Diet Dr. Pepper and a Turkey Sandwich (possibly a pretzel sandwich) as soon as he is here... mark my words ;-)
Miss Anything?: Not having to huff and puff to get around.  Even being able to get up off the couch will be nice when he comes!
Movement: I am definitely going to miss these movements!  I love watching them!
Anything making you queasy or sick?: Nothing in particular!
Gender: B-O-Y!!!
What is baby up to?: From What to Expect When You're Expecting: "Hey, your little one isn't so little anymore, weighing close to seven pounds and measuring 20 inches long. Fetal development is nearly complete as your baby tends to a few last-minute details like shedding the skin-protecting vernix and lanugo. He's also producing more surfactant, a substance that prevents the air sacs in his lungs from sticking to one another once he starts to breathe. Most of the changes this week are small but important: He’s continuing to add fat (so he can take advantage of all those photo ops by sporting a round, cute baby look!) and fine-tuning his brain and nervous system (so he can deal with all the stimulation that awaits him once he makes his entrance into the world)."

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Third Anniversary

It's officially been three years since Jason and I got married and this anniversary has to be the best one yet.  While we didn't do something big like we have in the past, anxiously awaiting the arrival of our little boy has been the best feeling yet.  Of course we are both ready for him to be here, but it made this anniversary even more special.

We spent most of the day at a funeral for the father of one of Jason's friends from high school and college, but after we were able to stop for lunch at Red Robin (...... yum) and then we came home.  I worked on making sure everything was ready for the hospital and Jason did some grad school work, yes, I know, we're so fancy haha.

After, my parents brought over a gift, so they brought Taco Bell for dinner (thank you pregnancy for craving Taco Bell even more than normal) and brought Meghan with them, so it was fun to get to see them too!

While we were at the beach, we took our annual photobooth pictures so as soon as I get them scanned in, I will add them here too!

Three years down, many, many more to go!

We watch our wedding highlight video each year, so I thought I'd share it with all of you too!

Friday, June 20, 2014

37 Weeks

How far along?: 37 Weeks, Full Term according to some sources!!
Baby's size: Bennett is up to the size of a swiss chard or leek.  When we had my latest specialist appointment the day I turned 37 weeks, B weighed 7 pounds and 3 ounces already!
Total weight gain/loss: Haven't gotten on the scale since it hit 30.  With vacation this week, it's hard to know
Stretch marks?: Looking like a tiger these days
Sleep?: Apparently I'm snoring like crazy, so I'm keeping Jason awake :-(
Maternity clothes?: Yes
Best moment this week: Vacationing with my family at OCNJ.  We weren't sure we were going to be able to come. Also, being cleared from the specialist of my placenta issues.
Worst Moment: Not being able to do everything that everyone else did at the beach
Symptoms: Cramping, acid reflux and back aches
Cravings?: None really
Miss Anything?: Apparently the beach = Crystal Light Peach Iced Tea in my mind, which I can't have due to the artificial sweeteners, so I guess that's what I miss
Movement: He's definitely keeping my on my toes with these movements!  Sometimes he'll get my rip or hip and it makes me stop dead in my tracks
Anything making you queasy or sick?: Nothing really
Gender: B-O-Y!!!
What is baby up to?: From What to Expect When You're Expecting: "Congratulations! You've got what is officially considered a full-term baby, even with three weeks to go. That doesn't mean he's finished growing — in fact, he's still packing on about a half pound a week (at this age, the average fetus weighs about 6.5 pounds). That makes it a little crowded in your uterus, so he’s probably not kicking as much, though he’s probably stretching, rolling a bit, and wiggling (all of which you’ll be able to feel!). Right now, your little superstar is busy rehearsing for his big debut, inhaling and exhaling amniotic fluid (to get the lungs ready for that first breath), sucking his thumb (to prepare for that first suckle of milk), blinking, and turning from side to side."

Friday, June 13, 2014

36 Weeks

How far along?: 36 Weeks
Baby's size: Bennett is up to the size of romaine lettuce
Total weight gain/loss: Hit the big, bad 30 :-(
Stretch marks?: Yes, wayyyy too many
Sleep?: What's sleep ;-)  A few hours at a time
Maternity clothes?: Yes
Best moment this week: Spending time with my teammies at school.  Also, since Jason was done school many days before me, he got lots of stuff done and things washed in Bennett's room!
Worst Moment: Throwing up in the middle of the night one night because I ate too late
Symptoms: Same as before... Back aches and acid reflux
Cravings?: Dr. Pepper floats from Taco Bell's Happier Hour!!
Miss Anything?: Maybe soda once or twice but nothing major
Movement: It's insane to watch him roll around.  Jason and I are obsessed with watching my belly
Anything making you queasy or sick?: Nothing in particular
Gender: B-O-Y!!!
What is baby up to?: From What to Expect When You're Expecting: "Forget your aching back (and everything else!) by trying to focus on your baby, who is now about six pounds and 20 inches long, with soft bones and cartilage to allow a safer journey through the exit door. Most of his systems (from circulatory to musculoskeletal) are ready for prime time, though his digestion system — which has done only practice runs so far — will kick into gear as he takes his first suckle at the breast or bottle."

Friday, June 6, 2014

35 Weeks

How far along?: 35 Weeks
Baby's size: Bennett is up to the size of a honeydew
Total weight gain/loss: Up to 28 now
Stretch marks?: Yes and they make me very sad
Sleep?: With Jason's new injury and needing his own stack of pillows, the bed is awfully cramped
Maternity clothes?: The full panel pants folded down have been what I've been doing lately
Best moment this week: Finishing up the school year with my kids
Worst Moment: Jason dislocating his middle finger sliding into home during a baseball game and having to rush him to get it looked at.  Who would have though the almost 9 month pregnant girl would be driving her husband haha
Symptoms: Back aches, acid reflux... the normal
Cravings?: Slushies and party mix
Miss Anything?: Nothing in a particular
Movement: His movements are starting to hurt a good bit.  I'm not sure how he's not ripping my insides apart
Anything making you queasy or sick?: No but Jason's body wash has been smelling exceptionally good, the opposite of queasy/sick I guess.
Gender: B-O-Y!!!
What is baby up to?: From What to Expect When You're Expecting: "Your baby is standing tall (so to speak) this week at about 20 inches and continues his steady weight gain (he’s about 5.5 pounds). While she won't get much longer, she will continue to pack on the pounds — including large amounts of baby fat — right up 'til delivery day. Something else that's moving at a mind-boggling pace these day: fetal brain development! There’s a lot going on inside that tiny head, which is, by the way, still soft to allow an easier exit through the birth canal."