Friday, June 28, 2013

Week 38

Where: Woodland Park Rose Garden, Phinney Ridge, Seattle, WA

Week Recap ~

  • Total weight gain/loss : I forgot to get on the scale this morning, but at the doctor's scale on Wednesday I would be at +40lbs. This could be more or less than what I am today, since it is a different scale and I go to the doctor late in the day, but more than likely it is right on track and I am just making excuses for hitting 40 lbs. hehe :)
  • Sleep : Not too bad again this week. Only a night or two where I woke up and couldn't go right back to sleep.
  • Best moments : Her nursery is complete! It is just awaiting one piece of mail containing her crib skirt and curtains. I love it. It is an awesome space. Pictures to come soon I hope. Big thanks to my helper Ellen getting me to finish it last weekend. Stephen tried to help me, but I refused to let him.
  • Movement : Same as always, moving but she doesn't have a lot of room at this point.
  • Symptoms : Huge. I have been getting very tired lately. I have to limit myself to a few hours of activity at a time then rest. :)
  • Maternity clothes? : Yup
  • Food cravings or aversion's? : Pie and pastries. I've had a ton this week!
  • What I am eating : See above. haha Also, Stephen grilled a few nights - chicken, steak and veggies. We also had pizza and Thai for dinners.
  • Exercise : Not very much this week. It was really rainy here, like hard mid-west rain. It was an odd weather week.
  • Gender : Girl
  • Labor signs : Nothing new. Was at the same place as last week at the doctor on Wednesday.
  • What I miss : Probably this week having a meal and not burping some of it up hours later. Gross haha. I try to eat smaller, but it is really hard cause I am still hungry for more.
  • What I am looking forward to : Nice weather! Although Monday is forecasted to be 90! I might need to go work from the mall or somewhere with AC all day. This weekend I hope that we get out on some water at least one day.

    More photos from our trip to the rose garden.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

13 Days and Predictions!

13 days left till our due date! It is rapidly approaching. Stephen's work took predictions this week and it got me thinking that we should have our family members do the same. I had everyone send in when they thought she would be due and how big she would be. Some guessed as early as 12 days before my due date (the super moon has people thinking she will arrive this weekend). So I have been trying to take it easy this weekend. Ha. Below is what our family has submitted as their guesses, by order of date of arrival. Who will be the closest???

**Blogger keeps messing up the formating, so sorry if it doesn't look very nice. I tried a few times to fix it**

Name Date         Weight
Mama 6/24/2013 7 lbs 8 oz
Stephen  7/1/2013 7 lb 15 oz
Me         7/3/2013   8 lbs 5oz
Holly      7/4/2013 8 lbs 6 oz
Sue        7/4/2013 7 lbs 5 oz
Mike      7/5/2013 7 lbs 6 oz
David     7/5/2013 6 lbs 14 oz
Nancy 7/6/2013 7 lbs 4 oz
Kim       7/7/2013 8 lb 4 oz
Ellen      7/8/2013 7 lbs 9 oz
Brian     7/8/2013 8 lbs 2oz
Karen 7/9/2013 7 lbs 15 oz
Jessica 7/10/2013 9 lbs

Friday, June 21, 2013

Week 37

Where: Kings Hardware, Ballard, Seattle WA (We are getting really bad about taking pictures each week. I would have loved for a better picture, but this is the only one we took while out playing skeeball. Also, I look huge!)

Week Recap ~

  • Total weight gain/loss : +38.5 lbs (big jump from last week! thinking at this point under 40lbs isn't going to happen)
  • Sleep : Much better this week! I have been sleeping really hard. It has been great.
  • Best moments : Getting a whole lot accomplished for her arrival. It is also great to get to hear her heartbeat every week now and get confirmation that she is doing alright and on her way.
  • Movement : She's in there. She is also moving down I can tell.
  • Symptoms : Tired, achy, swollen feet. Also, had a pretty bad weekend of pain. She had moved into a strange spot that caused me a whole lot of pain every time I sat down, stood up, bent over or sometimes walked. Luckily it has eased up and is now only happening every once in a while. I was not sure I was going to make it another few weeks if it had not stopped!
  • Maternity clothes? : Not sure how I would fit in anything else these days. I still wear normal t shirts around the house and pj pants but my stomach is always hanging out :)
  • Food cravings or aversion's? : Nothing really.
  • What I am eating : Out a lot. Not into cooking this week.
  • Exercise : Got in a few walks this week.
  • Gender : Better still be a girl with all the pink in her closet.
  • Labor signs : 1 cm dilated and 80% effaced! Not that it means she is on her way soon, but there is progression happening!
  • What I miss : Things are starting to get hard to do on my own. Stephen is constantly having to help me up from the couch or pick things up that I have dropped on the floor and I am dropping things all the time.
  • What I am looking forward to : Finding out if there is any more progression at the doctor next week. Also, just the weekend in general. We get a lot accomplished for her arrival every weekend, but still manage to fit in some fun for just us.
Other Happenings:
We got a lot of to do list items done this week.
- Our room was cleaned up and space was made for the bassinet.
- Car seat is installed, this weekend it will get checked by a professional "car seat lady"
- Final items from our registries were purchased
- Maternity leave paper work was submitted
- Hospital bag was packed!

 - The dogs went to the groomers and got pretty for the arrival of their sister
Chewie always looks so much younger with his hair cut. He has been really cuddly and loving since too. He really likes feeling fresh.

This time Yuri looked a little less scrawny. He must be finally putting on some pounds. He is still really tiny though.  

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Week 36

Where: The Ballard Condominiums with my lovely shower hosts!

Week Recap ~

  • Total weight gain/loss : +35.5 lbs
  • Sleep : Meh. Not happening like I would like it too, a bad nights rest is beginning to be the norm.
  • Best moments : Definitely our shower! It was great to have a laid back afternoon and celebrate our little girl. Pictures below!
  • Movement : There isn't a whole lot of room in there for her to do any big movements, but she is still finding a way to move about.
  • Symptoms : My skin has started to be very dry. I am lathering up in lotion every night, but no lotion seems to be good enough at this point.
  • Maternity clothes? : Yes
  • Food cravings or aversion's? : nothing stands out this week
  • What I am eating : pasta, steak, jalapeno poppers, Mexican - lots of quesadillas lately, lamb burgers, chicken sandwiches, fries, yogurt
  • Exercise : Not much this week. Walked to dinner once.
  • Gender : Girl still
  • Labor signs : She's for sure head down!
  • What I miss : Wearing my wedding rings. I haven't had my engagement ring on for a few weeks, but I had still been wearing my band. As of this Tuesday though it is no longer being worn. :(
  • What I am looking forward to : Hopefully the pool this weekend :) Also, I now have all the prints I purchased for the nursery and we will be hanging them this weekend. I am excited to see how they all pull together on the wall. Fingers crossed they look good! Oh and being full term starting Saturday!

    Seattle Shower Pics:
    Condo ladies and great friends! Mandi, me, Aly and Shannon

    Items marked so I knew if I could consume them :) 

    Gummy bears soaked over days in vodka! Highly recommend trying this out

     Grill masters Brian and Eric (below)

     Opening gifts together.

     The guess the celebrity baby game was a big hit.

    I just really loved this picture of us :)

    Thanks so much to Mandi and Aly for putting on a great shower for us! We really have found great friends here in Seattle. :)

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Week 35

Where: Golden Gardens, Ballard, Seattle, WA

Week Recap ~

  • Total weight gain/loss : +33.5lbs
  • Sleep : Blah. Not so bad the beginning of the week, but the second half of the week has been rough. I sleep really hard for like an hour or two then I wake up for 3+ hours! I eventually do fall back asleep but not well. Time to start conditioning my body I guess.
  • Best moments : Not baby related, but video chatted with my girlfriends this week. It is always so great to see them and spend time together, even if it is not technically in person. :)
  • Movement : Not quite like she used to do, no spinning these days. She likes to shove her tiny butt into my ribs.
  • Symptoms : hmmm, nothing new this week I think. I was fairly uncomfortable one day, but I've determined that I spent too much time on the couch working from home and I was just squishing everything together. The other days I was home I spent most of my time working from the kitchen table and I was fine.
  • Maternity clothes? : Yes, mostly dresses at this point. 65 - 70 degrees is surprisingly warm when you are 8+ months pregnant
  • Food cravings or aversion's? : I am back to my first trimester not really feeling like anything
  • What I am eating : This question might be the worst one as time goes on. I really don't know, most of the same as the last few weeks. I can't eat a lot at a time now or I don't feel good. This doesn't mean I am not hungry enough to eat a full meal though and that can cause problems when I don't stop myself from having a normal sized meal.
  • Exercise : Some walking, weather got nice again :)
  • Gender : Girl
  • Labor signs : None, next week the doctor starts seeing if I am having any progression!
  • What I miss : Not having something pushing on my bladder! The last half of this week pressure on my bladder just came out of nowhere.
  • What I am looking forward to : Baby shower on Sunday with our friends here in Seattle. It is a co-ed bbq and the weather is looking like it is going to be a great day!

    More pictures from the beach:

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Week 34

Where: Din Tai Fung (dumpling restaurant), Bellevue, WA (the guys behind the window are making thousands of dumplings)

Week Recap ~
  • Total weight gain/loss : +33lbs
  • Sleep : Better this week than the previous week. I still wake up a ton to pee, some nights every hour!
  • Best moments : Having a long weekend was really nice. Stephen, Ellen and I got some good work done in the nursery. Stephen and I got all the boxes of stuff out and put away in her room the best we could at the moment. The rug is laid out and I love it. Ellen and I sorted and put away most of her clothes. We have one more load of laundry that is washed, but just needs sorted and put away. It is coming together nicely. 
  • Movement : Similar to the last few weeks. She's in there, not a big kicker but makes herself known. Mostly by being really to the right side of my stomach. 
  • Symptoms : Unfortunately the swelling feet got worse this week. I had a few work days that I was in an all day meeting and did not get up as much as I normaly do to move. Needless to say after day one of this they were prety big and haven't had the chance to recover. 
  • Maternity clothes? : Obviously
  • Food cravings or aversion's? : Nothing stands out this week
  • What I am eating : burgers, thai, stir fry, onion tart, fries, fruit, pastries, cheese sticks, salad, pasta, hummus, pretzle chips
  • Exercise : :( I was bad again
  • Gender : Girl
  • Labor signs : None
  • What I miss : I don't think I miss anything new right now, not peeing every hour, beer, my feet. haha - all the same as normal. 
  • What I am looking forward to : Stephen and I are doing another cooking class this weekend, on summer grilling. We had a really good time at the last one, so we thought we would get one more in before the baby comes. Also, next week starts up weekly doctor visits. Not that it is exciting going to the doctor every week, but it means we are getting close!

    Other Happenings:
    Stephen and I hit up the Ballard farmers market for the first time since moving. It was fun to walk around and pick up some good stuff. This picture makes me look oddly tan, I am not. 

    The dogs tried to run to safety on me/in my arms from their dad, who was going to brush their teeth. hehe