Friday, May 24, 2013

Week 33

No picture this week :( We forgot, then it was so late in the week I was almost to 34 weeks.

Week Recap ~

  • Total weight gain/loss : I don't really want to talk about it, but +31lbs.
  • Sleep : Terrible. One night I did get a stretch of 4 hours though and that was fantastic
  • Best moments : Hearing her heartbeat at the doctor this week. Always a good moment.
  • Movement : She's taken to a spot right under my right boob she likes to be at an awful lot.
  • Symptoms : Getting more and more tired. Maybe starting to nest some, not as much as Stephen though :)
  • Maternity clothes? : Yes, but I cherish my work from home days when I can stay in pj pants and one of Stephen's old t-shirts (my current outfit)
  • Food cravings or aversion's? : nothing new this week
  • What I am eating : Pasta, Mexican (cooked at home), grapes, blueberries, greek yogurt, cheese, steak, corn on the cob, pizza, to name a few things
  • Exercise : None, which I am sure didn't help the large weight gain this week. I am not terribly happy with the large jump in lbs. The weather was crappy all week so we didn't go walking at all. I hope it changes next week and this weekend!
  • Gender : Girl
  • Labor signs : None
  • What I miss : Since I might have only slept an hour or two last night, a good nights sleep!
  • What I am looking forward to : Working on the nursery over the long weekend. Also, having my helper to go shopping with and put clothes away. I think Stephen will be excited that I have Ellen to take shopping now and he will be asked to go less :)
Other Happenings:
Not really much, this week was rather low key. We did go Saturday and tour the birth center at the hospital we will deliver at. It is nice. Heads up family - the waiting room is VERY small :) While there we pre-registered, so that is one more thing to check off as done!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Week 32

Where: Atop the Space Needle, Seattle, WA (Olympic Mountains in the background)

Week Recap ~

  1. Total weight gain/loss : +27.5 lbs (I must have jinxed myself a few weeks back saying I wanted to just go barely over 30lbs. Since then I've been gaining 2-3 lbs every week. At that rate I'll be lucky to stay under 45lbs.)
  2. Sleep : Better this week than the past few. Still waking up a lot to pee, but I have been falling back asleep each time better.
  3. Best moments : My sister moved to Seattle yesterday! :) I also got a good amount of baby laundry done. Diapers are finished and put away. Last night I folded some clean receiving blankets while my new helper figured out what to do with baby socks. ha. It's good to have my sister around :)
  4. Movement : Yes. We also confirmed this week that she likes music with horns in it. We played her some tunes a few nights and she really got going for a few songs that are very horn centric.
  5. Symptoms : Just feeling like I'm getting bigger. I even got a "my gosh your huge" at work this week. The guy was lucky I was in a good mood and thought he was funny. :)
  6. Maternity clothes? : Same as always. I did pick up two dresses at Old Navy that are not maternity but will work. The one in this weeks picture is one of them.
  7. Food cravings or aversion's? : Spaghetti - I just had to have it one night. It turned out great cause we found a place in our neighborhood we really like that has an extensive gluten free menu. I also realized this week that I randomly want orange Gatorade a lot of times. It is on sale this week at one store for $0.69! I'm stocked up now.
  8. What I am eating : I made philly cheesesteaks from scratch, cheese sauce and all, one night. They were super good. Also, had some chicken and fingerling potatoes one night. Sliders and crepe food trucks. Ice cream. Chicken sandwiches, pizza rolls and bites for lunches. I had a few salads. Bananas, greek yogurt, usual breakfast.
  9. Exercise : I didn't get in as many walks this week as the past few, but I did get out and move a little.
  10. Gender : Girl. She's got more pink clothes than I prefer, guess its unavoidable though huh?
  11. Labor signs : None
  12. What I miss : Hmm this continues to be a hard one for me each week. I am starting to have a hard time getting comfortable on the couch and sometimes at the start of bed. So maybe doing those things with ease? I think some of it can be attributed to a long day though, then combined with getting larger it just all gets harder at the end of the day.
  13. What I am looking forward to : A fun weekend with my sister! Also, we go this weekend to tour the birth center. So we will find out where we will need to park and what the room will look like where we will meet our little girl. One other non baby related thing I am looking forward to is, Monday Stephen and I are going to a Nat Geo lecture on ancient Maya. We really enjoy the few lectures we have been to and I am sure this one will be no different.

    Other Happenings:
    Mother's day brunch a top the Space Needle!
It wasn't a sunny day, but we still had great views. The Olympics were out and looking fantastic as always.
After brunch we went to see Iron Man 3 and walked around downtown a little. It was a really nice day Stephen planned.
Monday we finished our 6 week child & labor class. I'm pretty good at swaddling haha

I also won a contest this week from Cotton Babies (great cloth diaper store that is St Louis based). I never win anything so it was a complete surprise. Pretty excited to use my $10 gift card.

50 days!

50 days and counting till my due date!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Baby Shower

This post is super late, but better late then never right? Good thing baby girl can't ready yet, don't want her to think that way. hehe. Anyways, Easter weekend Stephen and I hoped a plane and headed to St Louis. My sweet family threw me a baby shower. It was a wonderful time, got to visit with many people and celebrate the soon to be new addition to the family.
My sister & mom put together a great day, with the help of my aunts, mama, cousins and mother in law. All of the decorations were so great, the food delicious and the company delightful as always. :)

Me with my mom and mother in law.

Aunt Nancy and I :)

Jessica and I :)

Family! Thanks ladies for helping out with the shower. I had the best time!

Kozlen ladies :)
Sisters! Ellen spear headed the shower and she did a great job. Everything was amazing.

Old friends! So great Holly was in town too, so she got to come celebrate with us :)

BFFs :) Love all these ladies and their little men!

Thanks to everyone who came to celebrate! I can't wait for everyone to get to meet our baby girl.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Week 31

Where: Lummi Island, Washington (Mt. Baker in the background)

Week Recap ~
  • Total weight gain/loss : +25 lbs
  • Sleep : Getting a little harder. My stomach has started to get uncomfortable if I don't make sure to have a pillow under it. Also, waking up a lot to go to the bathroom. When I was asleep most nights I was sleeping hard, just waking up a lot. 
  • Best moments : Relaxing all weekend and being in the sun. Just spending time with Stephen & the dogs not worrying about anything/ 
  • Movement : She's getting bigger, as her movements are more pronounced. She still isn't the most active one, but has her moments where she's partying in there. 
  • Symptoms : Starting to have my ankles get swollen :( No kankles yet, but I am worried they are on their way. We had a few 80 degree days and that had them swelling pretty good. 
  • Maternity clothes? : Yes, with the warmer weather I have been rocking mostly dresses this week. 
  • Food cravings or aversion's? : Nothing in particular this week. 
  • What I am eating : deer moss, wild mushrooms, salmon, rhubarb, sunflower root, sable fish, flowers, fried halibut skin with razor clams, geoduck - to name a few items from our amazing 18 course meal at the Willows :)  
  • Exercise : Lots of walks. I've really been doing well with getting out and moving more. 
  • Gender : Girl
  • Labor signs : None
  • What I miss : Not having someone jam a foot or hand into my upper stomach for hours on end, especially after I have ate a large meal. 
  • What I am looking forward to : Stephen has a nice mother's day planned for me and my sister arrives to Seattle next week. Also, I have a day off work to hang out with her next Friday and who doesn't love a day off work! :)

    Other Happenings:
    We spent all weekend in Lummi Island. We did pretty much nothing but relax. We didn't even watch tv other than a few sports events. The view from the house we rented (we have a friend who's mom owns a house on the island) was amazing. We spent a lot of time looking out at this view...

    The dogs LOVED it. There was a nice size yard they would roam and a wonderful deck we all spent a lot of time on. We left the door open and they would just go out and sunbath for hours. 

    As I mentioned, we had an amazing dinner at the Willows Inn. It was walking distance from the house we stayed in too. We got there about an hour early and sat out on the nice deck having a pre-dinner drink (me some fancy fresh squeezed juice).

    I think we had the best table (the place only has 12 tables).

    On Saturday we walked the beach and saw the head chef from Willows on the beach. We talked to him and found out he was foraging seaweed for dinner that night. All the food served at their dinners is foraged from the island or fished from the waters around the island. We thought it was just so cool running into him picking items for dinner, foodies meeting a celebrity. haha

    I love this picture of us on the beach. We were so relaxed :)

    Some scenery pictures from our weekend...


    We played mini golf this Friday. I killed it on the front nine!

    Then I let a hard hole get in my head and Stephen killed it on the back nine.

    Final results....We tied! 

    I also went to the doctor this week, starting my every two week appointments instead of once a month. I am measuring right on track and the heartbeat sounded great!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Week 30

Where: Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA

Week Recap ~
  • Total weight gain/loss : +23.5 lbs (almost at the "recommended" amount of weight to gain. With 9 weeks left I am hoping to just go barely over 30)
  • Sleep : Fairly good this week. I had a couple nights that I didn't get a ton of sleep, but most nights I slept really hard. 
  • Best moments : Well my amazing news went public, if you are someone that checks in here you probably already know the news via other chains, but my sister has accepted a job in Seattle! She moves here in a week and a half and I couldn't be more excited. The idea that baby girl is going to know a family member other than over the internet and holidays makes me tear up. Also, this week finished up the labor and delivery part of our child prep classes. Only two more weeks left covering baby stuff!
  • Movement : She must be getting bigger as sometimes her movements shake my whole stomach now. It can take me off guard and startle me sometimes. hehe
  • Symptoms : I have been getting tired again, not as bad as the first trimester but a lot of activity or long work days are starting to take it out of me. Also, baby brain is in full effect. I cant remember a lot and I am often at a loss for words and find myself just pointing at things cause I can't find the words I need. 
  • Maternity clothes? : Yes, same as always with some non-maternity tops mixed in. 
  • Food cravings or aversion's? : Nothing new
  • What I am eating : I honestly cannot remember. Stephen grilled us sausage and peppers one night, as always I had greek yogurt for breakfast and I have had a ton of fruit. Strawberries were 3 for $5! the day I got them I ate a whole thing 
  • Exercise : Walks! 
  • Gender : Baby Girl
  • Labor signs : None, but with our classes finished we should be 100% prepared right? right? haha
  • What I miss : Lately I have been really wanting a beer. So this week I will say beer. :)
  • What I am looking forward to : The weekend! We are leaving today to go to Lummi Island in the San Juan Islands for the weekend. It should be relaxing and filled with nature. To start the weekend off right we are dining at Willows. It is very hard to get reservations at but Stephen pulled it off for us! It is an 18 course meal, all sourced exclusively from the island.