Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Pregnancy update week 35


She is growing!


Total weight gain: 24 lbs, 4 in one week!!( Which is why we had some problems yesterday.)
Maternity clothes: just the belly band or hair tie
Miss anything: skinny feet
Movement: She has been very active. 

Food cravings: nothing

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing but heartburn.
Have you started to show yet: Majorly
Gender: Girl
Labor signs: Braxton Hicks and Regular contractions periodically. 1cm

This week: I started having what I would consider labor type contractions for more than an hour at our staff advance last week. Which caused me to guzzle an insane amount of water in a short period of time. They stopped after about 4 hours. I also have a smudge of a skewed view because these contractions feel the same to me at 1cm or 4cm, so it is about perspective. I went to the doctor on Monday feeling like someone could put a needle in my hands and feet and water spew out. The scale was amazing and revealed that mama has put on weight rather quickly this week, instead of the half pound a week previously. The doctor said I'm retaining fluid which made sense because my blood pressure was 180/102. Which basically means I bought myself a ticket to L&D triage. My doctor that I normally see was out of town, so I saw the sweet doctor that happened to deliver Smith. He checked Scarlet, ordered a few tests rather quickly, and sent me on down. He told me that I really needed to get my blood pressure down or Scarlet was coming out today. Yikes! So of course I panicked and the opposite happened. Thankfully after about 20 min of laying down my blood pressure came down.  Just at the perfect time for me to start contracting every 3-4 min. Which then prompted the doctor in L&D to order an immediate Biophysical Profile( basically an ultrasound to check her breathing, heart rate, movement, and amniotic fluid). You know they are serious when they make you change into the gown and bring you papers to sign with your hospital bracelet. Scarlet got a 10/10 which meant she could stay put as long as the contractions stayed the same or slowed down. IV fluids seemed to take care of that and we went home and the contractions stopped around 8pm.
 The doctor said if she was born this week she would be in the hospital for about a week. If she could make it to 36.5 weeks then she could most likely go home with me as usual. The next 2 days were the most important to take it easy. So we are praying for one more week for Scarlet to stay put.

Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: My wedding band is on, engagement ring is either stuck on or off

Happy or moody most of the time: a little anxious, but trying to savor these last weeks

Looking forward to: I want time to stand still next week. Scarlet will be good and the kids still home...

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Silas and Smith New(er) Room

  Silas and Smith have been sharing a room since Smith was born. It was time for Smith to transition to a big boy bed( insert tears). He's the oldest child to move to a twin bed, but to me he still seems so little. I was worried he wouldn't understand to stay in his bed. I most importantly did not want to lose his 2.5-3hr nap immediately either. Thank goodness he has been a champ and has done amazingly in his bed. He could have cared less the first day, but gets super excited to be able to get himself in his bed on his own. Growing up is so bitter-sweet.
  So, we had to buy a few mattresses, bedding, wall decor, etc. We had Ronnie's childhood twin bed headboards that we just painted red. I originally wanted to stain them gray, but the navy paint would not come out of the crevices for the life of me. So, paint it was. We got all their bedding from Target in the Pillowfort line and it's really cute. Silas picked where he wanted each picture and that's how we went with it.

All the wall decor is either from Hobby Lobby or I made it.

Ronnie had the great idea to add a chalkboard to the wall


Curtains are from Ikea. Can't beat their prices


Sunday, July 3, 2016

31 Week Pregnancy update




Total weight gain: 17lbs
Maternity clothes: I finally broke down and bought a maternity pair of jean shorts from Old Navy. Everything else is stretchy or flowy
Miss anything:I'm really missing running again. Especially, because of the JT's song Can't stop the feeling.
Movement: She has been very active. 

Food cravings: I'm on a cereal kick right now
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing but heartburn.

Have you started to show yet: Majorly
Gender: Girl
Labor signs: Braxton Hicks with a few regular contractions.

This week: We've been traveling like crazy and I have really started swelling. It's been so fun though. My blood pressure was also elevated so I think I'm headed to weekly visits.

Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: On, but my hands have started swelling.

Happy or moody most of the time: Pretty happy.

Looking forward to: Being home and relaxing.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Pregnancy week 26


Total weight gain: my scale says 16, my doctor's scale says 14, so I guess 15?
Maternity clothes: No, only one pair of pants still button, so it's just a matter of hours
Miss anything: Not today :)
Movement: She has been very active. 

Food cravings: CHOCOLATE, which is probably why I've gained 5lbs in 3 weeks.
Anything making you queasy or sick: I had a meat aversion, but it seems to have gone away

Have you started to show yet: yes, I think she has really come forward this week.
Gender: Girl
Labor signs: Braxton Hicks contractions all the time. The doctor recommended we make sure I'm not dilating and thankfully I am not. We bumped my next visit up a week and we'll just keep monitoring.

This week: had the glucose test and as far as I know, I passed.

Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: On, but my feet have started swelling.

Happy or moody most of the time: Pretty happy.

Looking forward to: Summer and swimming. We head to the SBC soon , so I'm looking forward to catching up with friends. 

Monday, May 9, 2016

Pregnancy update 21,22 &23 weeks

21 Weeks
22 Weeks


23 Weeks

Total weight gain: around 10. I actually think it is more or it's shaped differently because I've lost muscle tone.
Maternity clothes: No. I did have to bust out a hair tie one day this week. 
Best moment of this week: Anna Kate got to feel her move
Miss anything: Not today :)
Movement: She has been very active. I can feel maybe a head and a bottom now at the same time in two different spots.
Food cravings: Sour!! I'm still on a raspberry train and lemon is competing.
Anything making you queasy or sick: raw chicken has made me gag again

Have you started to show yet: yes
Gender: Girl
Labor signs: Braxton Hicks contractions several times throughout the day.  I did almost go to the ER two times because I was contracting every 7-10 minutes, but thankfully they died down after a few hours.

Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: On

Happy or moody most of the time: Sentimental

Looking forward to: lots of friends' showers, kids programs, Ronnie's graduation ceremony

Monday, April 18, 2016

Pregnancy update week 19 & 20

19 weeks
20 weeks













little fingers

long crazy legs


STILL A GIRL!
She weighs 12 oz


How far along: 20.5 weeks

Total weight gain: I went to the doctor this morning and he said I've only gained 5lbs, but my scale at home has me closer to 7. 
Maternity clothes: No
Sleep: The last week I've been waking up to my belly being hard as a basketball. That then makes me stay awake for about an hour to make sure nothing else happens. So far, so good.
Best moment of this week: today seeing her on the ultrasound again
Miss anything: Not today :)
Movement: She has been extremely active this week. We were cracking up with our sonographer today about just how crazy she is. 
Food cravings: La Croix Cran- Raspberry,  I also had my first raspberry jelly donut in my almost 32 years and let me say I have been missing out. Maybe I had one when I was a little kid, but I can't remember. So needless to say, I've had 2 more. Thankfully my doctor didn't care at all.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing major. Heartburn has kicked up, so that has made for a few unpleasant experiences, but its over and done with quickly.
Have you started to show yet: yes
Gender: Girl
Labor signs: Braxton Hicks contractions several times throughout the day. We decided today that if they get to be 4 or more in an hour that I need to go to the dr.

Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: On

Happy or moody most of the time:  Moody I suppose

Looking forward to: lots of friends' showers, kids programs, Ronnie's graduation ceremony

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Pregnancy Week 18



How far along: 18 weeks
Total weight gain: 4.5/5lbs. I've always gained between 10-15lbs by 20 weeks so imagine the next few weeks will be a blast
Maternity clothes: No
Stretch marks: Just a left over roadmap from the 5 other blessings
Sleep: I wake up between 4 and 6x a night lately and I'm thinking that's how its going to stay for the remainder of this pregnancy.
Best moment of this week: We found out we were having a girl! Scarlet Wren.
 Also this week I hadn't felt her move in 3.5 days. Which normally I would have brushed off since its so early, but I've seen her outside my belly already. So, I went in and had her checked and she is doing great and sitting extremely high in my opinion.
Miss anything: Running!!!! I did attempt a 1 min jog. It was pathetic. My heart rate went up to 160. I'm not supposed to have my heart rate above 140 this pregnancy due to our history, so it is what it is.
Movement: After the appt the little lady has been moving like crazy. Every time I see her move I try to get Ronnie to run over, but I guess she gets cozy right when he gets there. I've never felt a baby outside my belly this early either. Usually I'm pushing 24 weeks and Ronnie can't feel until closer to 25/26 weeks.
Food cravings: La Croix Cran- Raspberry,  Honey bunches of oats with strawberries, lemonade.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Pork sounds disgusting!!
Have you started to show yet: yes
Gender: Girl
Labor signs: Braxton Hicks contractions started. I'm not terribly concerned because I think its just par for the course. They are very infrequent and only happen a few times a day.
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: On
Happy or moody most of the time: Teary. all the time. I feel very sensitive and again I feel so confused by this season.

Looking forward to: Summer break