Thursday, September 26, 2013

30 Weeks Bump Update!

I know I say this every week but seriously, is this pregnancy flying by to anyone else? How in the world am I already 30 weeks? Can time just slow down? I can't imagine how fast she's going to grow! 

Technically, I won't be 30 weeks until Saturday but I am going to go ahead and blog about it... Because let's be honest, I won't blog again until next week probably. 

So today at lunch time, I got a panicky feeling that I needed to go get our Christmas Tree. Today. Like I really, really wanted to go get it even though I know how absurd that sounds. I still think I need to go get it before it's too late. 

How far along?: 29 weeks and 5 days.

Size of the baby?: 17 inches & 3.1 pounds. Woah baby! That's big. The app says like a butternut squash.

Sleep?: Sleep is so-so. I want/ do take a nap almost every day and I think that messes up my night-time sleep because I toss and turn a lot at night now. So I'm going to TRY to not nap anymore. 

Best moment this week?: Last night Jonathan and I were laying in bed and Elouise started rolling... Not so much kicking as a roll (My new favorite feeling), and Jonathan reached over and felt her and got so excited. He said it was the coolest feeling and he was talking to her and she would roll or kick again. Such a sweet moment. 

Also, we decided on her middle name. 

Elouise Mae Scott. Ellie Mae. My little country bumpkin. I am in love.

Miss anything?: I really love pumpkin beer. So I'm jealous that everyone else gets to drink that... But not really missing it... Just more jealous! :)

Food cravings?: Japanese. All day err day. 

Morning Sickness?: None.

Gender?: Girl. 

Bed Rest?: None.

Limitations?: I am still exercising like normal but for some reason walking fast/jogging is becoming harder and harder. I think I use my ab muscles more than I thought during those exercises and I get a stabbing feeling on my right side, right on the side of my belly towards my pelvis. I'm going to ask my doctor about this... It hurts so much that I have to either stop walking or just slow way down. It's frustrating but I've found that I can still do the stair-master so that is my new BFF. Plus I sweat way more doing that than walking anyway so it's working. And then after 20 minutes of cardio I am lifting weights with Jonathan. I love working out with him. It makes the workout go by quickly because we can talk and laugh :) 

Pregnancy Symptoms?: Achy back when I sit or stand too long... A little acne but not too bad. Heart burn EVERY SINGLE TIME I eat pizza. I've decided it's not worth it anymore.

Wedding Rings?: Still on and loose.

Looking Forward to?: Fall weather!!! It is SLOWLY getting cooler and I can't wait. Definitely my favorite season! 

Please continue to pray for Harper and his mama, Lora. He is doing great but will be in the hospital for a while so any prayers are wonderful! 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Baby Harper

I have been the worst blogger of all time. 

If you haven't heard, Lora had her baby boy at 25 weeks. He is doing good but he and Lora could use your prayers and any donation you could make. He will have to be in the hospital until December and everyone knows how expensive hospitals are. I can't imagine the heartbreak she's going through but the important thing is right now they are both doing good and God is in control of the whole situation. Lora and I were trying to get pregnant at the same time, got pregnant around the same time, and were already planning on losing the baby weight at the same time. Lora is super competitive and just couldn't let me get a head start on her :)

Seeing his pictures is just heart breaking but at the same time he is the cutest thing I have ever seen. He is so loved already by so many and I just know that he will have an amazing life. He has an amazing mother who makes me laugh all the time. It's going to be a long road for them but I don't know a stronger woman to go through it.

Please keep them in your prayers! 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Baby Elouise Bump-date Week 27

I'm officially the worst blogger and only blog once a week. 

It's really because of lack of material. All is the same here. No news is good news... right?

Jonathan is still working 70 hours a week. 
Hazel is going to preschool and LOVING it. 
I am pregnant and "working" 2 days a week and LOVING it. 
We got a new puppy who is so much fun and such a joy. Except when he's licking my face at 3 am. But even then he's still cute.

There is a new rule I had to make in our household that I never thought I'd have to make: "No touching mommy while she's on the potty." You would think this would be obvious. But apparently as soon as I sit down on the potty is the best time to climb in my lap. 

Now to the baby bump!

How far along?: 27 weeks and 4 days. Holy cow. I'm 3 days from the third trimester. How did this happen?

Size of the baby?: 2.5 pounds and 16 inches long. 

Sleep?: Love it and can't get enough!

Best moment this week?:  I am starting to feel her actually roll around in there rather than the occasional kicks. She is so active and I LOVE IT. I also think she's trying to claw her way out of my sides.

Miss anything?: My pace is getting slower and slower with walking. I can still run a bit but for the most part it's too uncomfortable because I can either feel Ellie bouncing around in there or I'm about to pee on myself. But my walking is definitely slower but I'm okay with that.

Food Cravings?: Spicy foods. All. I want to eat wasabi with a spoon.

Morning Sickness?: None.

Gender?: Girl :)

Bed Rest?: None.

Limitations?: Bending over.

Pregnancy Symptoms?: My hips are definitely spreading and hurting. My hands are still really dry. But other than that I feel great! 

Wedding Rings?: Still on!

Looking forward to?: Seeing her sweet face. One of my close friends just had her sweet little boy yesterday and he is the cutest thing ever. It makes me SO excited to see what Elouise looks like! 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Bumpdate! Week 26/27

I have been such a blog slacker lately! We have been living this crazy life and enjoying every minute.

First of all, I love, love, love my "job." I am a volunteer at a church to get all the kids rooms ready for Sunday services and while I'm working Hazel is in pre-school. She LOVES it. She asks to go every day... She goes Tuesday's and Thursday's. It has been such a blessing in our lives. It gives us something to look forward to and doesn't make our days feel so monotonous.

Secondly, we got a new puppy! If you follow me on Instagram then you are probably sick of me already posting so many pictures. I just can't help it... He is the cutest. We adopted him from the Atlanta Humane Society. It was the best experience. He is fitting so perfectly into our family. I love his little playful attitude. We go for daily walks and he has just been the best addition to our family. 

Now on to the bumpdate! 

How far along?: 26 weeks and 5 days.

Size of the baby?: 15 inches and 2.2. lbs. This is all according to the pregnancy app.

Sleep?: Well with a new puppy I am getting up once a night around 2 or 3 to take him out (or to wake Jonathan to take him out... we take turns) but it works out because when I take him out I pee and then we both sleep the rest of the night. Today we all slept till 8! It was wonderful.

Best moment this week?: Getting our new puppy, Baxter! I am also loving feeling her move all the time. I feel great, other than being tired pretty much all the time.

Miss anything?: Bending over is getting really difficult. Either I twist a weird way and it hurts or all the blood rushes to my head... Either way it is no fun. So I guess bending over? As strange as that sounds! Haha!

Food Cravings?: Chinese food!!! 

Morning Sickness?: None.

Gender?: Bouncing baby girl!

Bed Rest?: None.

Limitations?: Bending over, I have to take stairs slowly because I get out of breath easily, and getting up off the sofa is starting to get hard... I am starting to really FEEL pregnant... Wobble and all.

Pregnancy Symptoms?: Achy back, getting out of breath easily, I can't sit or stand for too long without my back hurting. 

Wedding Rings?: Still on! And getting my engagement ring fixed soon!

Looking forward to?: My next appointment and hearing her little heart beat.