Saturday, December 12, 2015

24 weeks//Baby B


What Fruit are you // an ear of corn
Due date // March 28th
How far along // 24 weeks
Next appointment // next week sometime...
Gender // it's a girl!
Total weight gain/loss // don't know... I am definitely not weighing myself unless I have to.  It is the holidays... duh.
Swelling // none.
Maternity clothes // bought two more long sleeve maternity shirts... they are what I prefer to wear when I go out in public... aka when I am not wearing sweats.  Aka the REAL maternity clothing...
Belly button // in
Sleep // better... still hip pain but not killer.  I also feel like I have been sleeping much harder then I was before.
Food cravings // sweets.  Especially chocolate chip cookies.
Symptoms // just crazy messed up hormones.  I always feel on the verge of breaking down.  Tears come easier and I have very little patience.  Which is hard when you are a stay at home mama to a toddler that is testing you on just about everything.  I have also had some troubles breathing.  Get out of breath crazy easy and I am constantly sounding like an out of shape old lady.
Movement // I feel her pretty much every time I sit down.  Rob got to feel her a couple of nights ago.  Which is six weeks faster in this pregnancy then he did with Grace.  I can also see her from the outside when she really gets to going.
Labor signs // none.
What I miss // my energy.  I have so many good intentions each and everyday to get so much done, and I never do because the energy is just not there.
What I'm loving // watching the baby move.  It is just as surreal the second time around.  I really don't think anything compares to it.
What I'm looking forward to // all of our Christmas presents being wrapped and loading the truck up to head home for the holidays!!
Best moment this week // getting all of our Christmas shopping done.  Andddd seeing little miss kick from the outside.  Definitely makes you thankful for this little blessing.

To read about Grace at 24 weeks, click here.

always,
amanda
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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Thankful.


It is definitely one of those nights... ironically enough, a Monday... where the hot chocolate, leftover pumpkin bars and twinkling Christmas tree lights make everything a little better.  Overall it was a typical Monday full of errands, cleaning and prompt baby naps... and then this evening came in sort of like a wrecking ball and we were struggling.  Hard.  So after fighting bedtime like I've never seen a toddler fight - this mama is dialed in to some Bravo crap in a quiet living room still trashed with the various ornaments yanked off the tree throughout the day.

But this weekend? This weekend was good.

Even though we were originally planning to spend Thanksgiving with family in Maryland... we made the most of our holiday together just us, our baby girl and the dog.  Rob smoked a turkey on the Big Green Egg and I baked, casseroled and loaded down the crockpot for a feast fit for the entire weekend.  The Tennessee weather was beyond gorgeous with a surprisingly sunny, warm day (only to follow with rain basically every day since...) and we soaked up every minute of it.  It was definitely one of those days where I went to bed feeling blessed beyond belief.

The rest of the weekend was spent Black Friday shopping for Christmas gifts we probably didn't really need to buy ourselves, getting a Christmas tree, binge watching Hallmark Christmas movies like I seriously never have before (surprise... they ALL end the same - happy Christmas after!) and eating tons of leftover turkey until the 50% off any Domino's pizza special was just way too good to pass up.

Our house is decked out for Christmas and the shopping lists are all made.  Holiday travel plans are almost finalized and I'm feeling on top of my game.  How long will it last?  Nobody knows... probably until the baby wakes up tomorrow morning ready for another day of toddler shenanigans.

I am every so thankful for that sweet girl though - among other things like her daddy, the dog, my family, hot chocolate, pumpkin bars and twinkling Christmas lights...



always,
amanda
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