Wednesday, November 20, 2013

36 & 37 Weeks!

(I realize I'm posting this after E's birth, but I had left them sitting in my drafts lol oops!)

How far along? 37 weeks!
Total weight gain: Dropped 2 lbs this week... weird
Maternity clothes? I want to wear pajama's every day :)
Stretch marks? I think I have one (enter sob here) but it's not particularly noticeable and I'm hoping it just disappears after E is born lol 
Best moment this week: Finding out that Ellia is no longer brain sparing (yay!!!) & getting our induction date!  She should be here by Monday evening!
Miss Anything? SLEEP.  
Movement: She is such a little dancer!  & I can tell she's dropped because her kicks no longer nail me in the ribs haha 
Food cravings: Nothing sounds good at this point.  I get indigestion if I even look at acidic foods.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Just about everything
Gender: Little Lady
Labor Signs: Braxton Hicks
Symptoms: Indigestion, nausea, back aches & side cramps.
Belly Button in or out? Out
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Moody when I'm not feeling so hot, but for the most part I'm happy & just so excited to meet Ellia!
Looking forward to: Meeting our baby girl! :)

Last week we learned that Ellia has begun brain sparing.  When the placenta doesn't provide a baby with the nutrients it needs to, it creates stress, so E's body has increased blood flow to her brain in order to protect it.  Our hopes for tomorrow are that this stress has not increased & has hopefully decreased from what it was last week.  Her status tomorrow will determine her birth date :))
How far along? 36 weeks!
Total weight gain: 23 lbs
Maternity clothes? Leggings & pajama's! 
Stretch marks? I think I have a tiny one, but like I've said previous weeks, every time I think I see one & freak, it's gone the next time I look lol 
Best moment this week: I would say the best moment was getting our fence up in the backyard!  It's going to make it so much easier to let the dogs out to run around instead of taking them on walks :)  I was starting to worry it wouldn't be up before Ellia's birth! 
Miss Anything? A good nights sleep.  I think I'm getting a little taste of E's schedule... If I've gone to bed before then, I wake up at midnight, 3:12 (yes that exact time almost every night) & between 5-6.
Movement: She's still pretty active!  She really likes to nail me in the ribs ;)
Food cravings: NOTHING sounds good.  Everything gives me insane indigestion and if I don't accompany every meal with tums, I'm a miserable mess.   So this weeks craving is TUMS by default ;)
Anything making you queasy or sick: EVERYTHING... especially anything made with tomato sauce. 
Gender: Little Lady
Labor Signs: Braxton Hicks
Symptoms: Indigestion, nausea & back aches  
Belly Button in or out? Out
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: So happy and so excited to meet our sweet baby girl! 
Looking forward to: Hopefully we can look forward to good news at our appointment tomorrow & of course meeting Ellie Bellie! 

E's first holiday will be Thanksgiving and she'll be dressed as festively as ever!
She'll wear this adorable onesie with brown baby legs & of course a coordinating headband :)

I've had my eye on the diaper cover below ever since I found out we were having a girl :)  Maybe E will wear it in newborn pics, maybe christmas pics, or maybe both!  & they will be adorable paired with this bugs + honey bow!  

Sunday, November 3, 2013

35 Weeks

34 weeks

35 weeks at E's sprinkle with my bestie Jenn!

How far along? 35 weeks
Total weight gain: 23.8 lbs... Yes, I gained 4 lbs in about a week... Damn Halloween candy! ;)
Maternity clothes? Maternity leggings and dresses :) 
Stretch marks? Every time I think I see a stretch mark it's gone the next morning... So we'll see!  I'm sure it's Bio oil that's keeping me clear.  Best stretch mark prevention out there :) 
Sleep: Sleep?  What sleep?  
Best moment this week: Ellia's baby sprinkle!  A huge thank you to my amazing friend Jenn for pulling everything together :)  It was so fun getting to see and chat with family and friends.  And words can't describe how grateful we are to have such an amazing people in our lives.  Ellia is spoiled already!
Miss Anything? A good nights sleep... :)
Movement: She is definitely an active little babe!  & despite what the doctors say, she certainly doesn't feel small ;)  Little lady is running out of room and has no problem letting me know it!
Food cravings: Gatorade, ginger ale, sparkling water...  & yes, drinks count as a food craving ;) and Halloween candy.. I had waaaaay more than my fair share this week!  I finally threw away our bucket full yesterday.  My ass will thank me later. 
Anything making you queasy or sick: It really depends on the day... The only consistent thing that sounds awful is meat.  
Gender: Little Lady
Labor Signs: Braxton Hicks
Symptoms: Headaches, insane indigestion, & back aches.  
Belly Button in or out? Out
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy :) 
Looking forward to: We find out how E is measuring this week!  Praying for good news!