Thursday, January 18, 2018

26 Weeks//28 Weeks//Baby #3


Admittedly we are a bit all over the place with bump updates for this baby.  But at least there is SOMETHING being recorded for her.  I just opened Brooke's baby book to update it... and it hasn't been updated since she was 4 months old.  She turns 2 in March.... oops.  So the fact that there is anything out here for this sweet girl, is a major accomplishment in my book.  Sorry sweet cheeks!

What Fruit are you // scallion // large eggplant
Due date // April 12th
How far along // 26 weeks // 28 weeks
Next appointment // Jan 18th.. 28 weeks. // today!
Gender // it's a girl!
Total weight gain/loss // wellll according to the home scale Rob accidentally broke a few days ago, I was actually dropping just a bit of weight.  With that being said I am hovering somewhere around 20 pounds gained, already.  Oye.  Side note, my doctors office has their scales set to kg.  Which is awesome because it keeps me from stressing over it. // dunno... didn't ask them to convert it to lb. ;)
Swelling // none recently.
Maternity clothes // if it isn't sweatpants, its maternity clothing. // only when I leave the house though.
Belly button // in
Sleep // acceptable... I can't complain too much except I would love more of it... all the time. // eh.  I have a bedhog husband and an almost 4 year old that still insists on squeezing herself into our bed... so it could certainly be better.
Food cravings // food in general. Nothing in particular. // Caesar salads and broccoli cheddar soup, along with chocolate.
Symptoms // pizza is officially spiking my sugar numbers again... which means I am for sure back in the gestational diabetes timeframe of this pregnancy.  Otherwise I feel large... so it's fun watching me stand up and move in general. // poor circulation... I almost always wake up with numb hands.  It probably has to do with the aforementioned sleep situation... but it's always loads of fun.
Movement // stronger everyday.  I notice her a lot when I lay on my right side and when I am able to sit still. // all the time.. she's head down and her feet are starting to get to the point where she kicks me, and if it hits just right... it hurts.
Labor signs // none.
What I miss // my energy and not having whacko emotions. // not going to lie... I kind of miss my body being my own.  Everyone has their New Years resolutions and I'm over here like... gonna get bigger, nothing I can do..
What I'm loving // being able to feel her move. // THE THIRD TRIMESTER!
What I'm looking forward to // seeing her at my next doctors appointment for a growth scan. // starting the work on her bedroom.  Hunting season ends next month and I have been assured the task of converting that bedroom from a little boys sports room, wallpaper and all, to a little girls room will begin.
Best moment this week // eh... it's been a so-so week with me being sick, Grace being sick, Brooke being sick and now Rob is finally sick.  We can't seem to kick it... but probably the high 50 degree weather we had for a few days before it went down the crapper again. // seeing the baby at a growth scan.  38th percentile and she's already a little over 2 pounds!

To read about Grace at 26 weeks, click here. At 28 weeks, click here.
To read about Brooklyn at 28 weeks, click here. 26 weeks was a miss with Brooke.



always,
amanda
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Friday, January 12, 2018

The year 2018.


2018.

We are a couple of weeks into this year and so far our family has been blessed with the virus that will not go away.  I had it first, gave it to Grace, who gave it to Brooke, who gave it to Rob... who is still battling it.  Cough, congestion, runny nose, just overall feeling run down.  It is for the birds and I hope that by this weekend we can officially kick it to the curb.

But that is not my only goal for 2018.

I also want to tackle the junk drawer in our kitchen, finally get the sports wallpaper down in baby number 3's bedroom and be caught up on laundry for more than an hour.

I want to celebrate 10 years post high school graduation with all my girlfriends at our reunion, let Shania Twain take me back to the summers of my childhood at her concert and celebrate 8 years of marriage to my person, my other half.

I hope to nail the princess birthday party for my 4 year old, not cry when my little bug turns 2 and cherish the newborn snuggles come April.

I plan to cut out cursing, yell less and encourage the random dance parties and sing alongs.

I can't wait to welcome 28, celebrate friends getting married and marvel at the sweet babies being brought into our world.

I will soak up the chances to rock my children to sleep, read them more books and push their little personalities to the surface even more.

I will practice patience, not take for granted the time spent with family and friends and be the best me that I can be for myself, my husband and my kids.

2018 may have started out a bit underwhelming... but it's another year.  A blank slate.  An opportunity to make it what I want it to be.  And for that I am thankful.

What are your 2018 goals?



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amanda
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