Family of Four

Family of Four

Thursday, March 26, 2015

30 Weeks: A jam packed week

We had quite the busy week/weekend! The latter part of the week we threw a small play date party to celebrate McKenzie's second birthday with the friends she plays with on a regular basis, and from there the rest of our week was filled with fabulous wedding festivities for my cousin, Kari. On Saturday Kari and Matt were married with McKenzie as one of their flower girls. Seriously, she looked so stinkin' cute. And my cousin was stunning. She looked so magical, that McKenzie kept calling her Elsa (from Frozen) it was adorable. We partied the night away and woke up the next day to McKenzie's second birthday.

For her birthday, we wanted to keep it simple. We had breakfast at Joe's and then went to a spring training game for some fun in the sun. After a quick nap, we had a nice birthday dinner, just the three of us, and a little bit of dessert. It really was a great day and I got a little weepy that this will be the last birthday with just her. In just a few short months this little boy will be here and, as excited as I am to have him as part of the family, it made me a little sad for how much is really about to change. I can already see how grown Mckenzie's has become and it;s only going to continue as we add a baby to the family. We are in for quite the ride.

In addition to all the exciting festivities, Z started her ISR refresher class and is doing so well. She cried the entire first week, but she is back to loving it and doing so well. I love seeing her swim and float and completely navigate around the pool unassisted. It is such a relief to know that as my attention will start to be divided with this little boy, that I can rest much easier with our little fishy around the water.

Lastly, Mac got to work on painting the nursery and it looks fabulous! You will get a peek in this week's photo. Up next is Z's room, which I am so very excited to see completed as well. With that, let's get on to the bump watch update :)

Monday, March 16, 2015

29 Weeks: Are we there yet?

Hello blogger sphere! Another week, another bump watch. Honestly I'm SO DONE being pregnant. And that's just awful! I know. I still have 11 weeks until he's due and I am doing everything I can to try to embrace it and be a happy camper, but most the time I struggle a lot.

First off, let me say, I want a full term, healthy baby. So yes, I understand I have quite a ways to go. But with the aches and pains kicking in coupled with some serious leg swelling - and of course the expanding, well everything - I just want to fast forward through the the next 11 weeks. Who can help me accomplish this. 

I honestly do try to stay positive and I love feeling help, not so gently, kick and flip flop around. I know it is a really special time between the two of us that only we will share and some women aren't able to experience themselves. But, when I pee my pants for the third time in the day because I sneeze or cough to hard I find it hard to remain blissful about the experience. That whole, your body remembers the experience and adapts more quickly the second time around is really no joke! 

On a positive note, I got the results back from my glucose test and I'm all clear. I do have low iron, which I had a sneaking suspicion of, but that's as simple as adding another round of supplements into the day, so I'm not worried. 

Hmm what else?ac started painting the nursery (and will be doing Zs room too) so look for pictures in the coming weeks. Well, maybe a little longer, we do still need nursery furniture. 

Oh! I kind of hot the first nesting phase. I completely went through everything in the nursery closet (all of Zs old clothes and stuff) and sorted through it/cleared out anything. Not going to the baby. It was quite sad looking back at all her cute, outgrown, outfits that will never be worn mm h one of my own again. But, my loss, someone else's gain I suppose. I haven't decided what I will do for sure, but probably list the really cute, to die for, stuff on an IG ship and sell the rest in small lots, or simply give them away. Who  knows. It's all sorted and out of the nursery now, so I'll just wait for the next nesting burst to decide.

Ok, this is getting long, so on to the bump and weekly Q and A! 

How far along: 29 Weeks - week 2 of not slacking, I'm on a roll (I actually cheated on the photo and its a day or 2 early (shhh don't tell)
Workouts: Still working out 4-5 days a week. I am focusing mostly on core (back/obliques) and legs lately. My arms are so weak I tem to ignore them, so I need to make a conscious effort to do them more! 
Maternity clothes: I ordered two new cardigans from an Kline maternity boutique (Heritwine Maternity) and I really love them! Plus I can wear them after too, so double awesome. I want to find some cute long shorts that don't make my highs look huge as well as a couple new workout bottoms. I HATE how I look in ally current workout clothes! :(
Sleep: I have been waking up a lot earlier. I remember this happening with Z too. But, I usually just relax in bed until Z wakes honor I need to go wake her up. 
Best moment this week: Passing my glucose test, getting the nursery cleaned out and getting some cute decor for his room m(at a STEAL of a price!)
Miss Anything: Still patterned leggings and just pants in general. Like I said, I am having issues with how I look in bottoms lately. Dang thighs!
He stilllocea a ton. I can see his movements more on the outside than I ever could with Z. It's weird and kind of gives me motion sickness.
Food cravings: Still root beer floats. Cereal. Milk. Green Grapes. Oranges (I ate 3 in one sitting the other day!!)
Anything making you queasy or sick: Chicken is touch and go again. Water still gives me terrible heartburn. 
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: On
Happy or moody most of the time: I've been a tad grumpy. Especially because random people keep asking when I'm due which just means I'm apparently HUGE enough to be comfortable assuming I'm pregnant ... Awesome. 

Looking forward to: Announcing his name! Finishing painting and decorating both rooms.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

28 Weeks: Hello Third Trimester!

I've officially hit my third trimester! Woohoo! This pregnancy seems to be creeping along at a snails pace, but I feel like I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, finally. That's the problem with finding out about your pregnancy so early on (5 weeks with this one!). This week he has been much more active, but it's starting to give me a bit of motion sickness AND the all too familiar swelling from McKenzie is back so that's awesome.

We talked about the delivery process and procedures today at my appointment, so that was kind of crazy. But everything looks good the doctor said, and I got to take the oh-so-yummy glucose test juice today. So I was all hyped up on a sugar high for most of the morning. Hopefully that comes back normal, because I really do not want to do the three hour and have to drink more of that awful stuff. However, McKenzie really wanted to drink the juice herself, boy I wish I could have let her. I hate that dang sugar high feeling, but then again, I think I would have hated a sugar high toddler even more, so ... yea ...

I'm still super bummed about the last post getting deleted/lost, because I had some fun updates to share that my pregnancy brain no longer remembers. Oh well, moving on ... here's the photo, for your viewing pleasure. Oh yea, and happy belated to my love. I was kind of a slacker and didn't do much, but he's in Vegas from now until Sunday, so he's a happy camper.

Now onto the present ... I'm so over the expanding waistline everything.

How far along: 28 Weeks - I wasn't a slacker this week! Go me!
Workouts: My runs are really suffering. I went to go for a run the other day and could barely get a mile in before wanting to call it quits. So, it turned more into a walk/run interval workout. Other than that, workouts have been ok. lots more modifications due to the belly, but I still get my fitness in and that's the most important thing, right? Oh and I'm about to start my third session of Fit4Baby. These classes have seriously been so fun to teach. I love being pregnant with my moms and sharing that with them!
Maternity clothes: Because I tend to wear loser fitting clothing, I don't NEED to wear a ton of maternity clothes, except pants. But I do find that I am starting to go back to select form fitting stuff just to avoid the overall wide look. But really, I am getting just overall wide, so I probably should come to terms.
Sleep: It's been pretty good recently. Yay!
Best moment this week: Mac (and my mother-in-law) finally got to feel him kick, and he kicked Mac pretty hard one time. It was kind of funny. And we decided (with the help and confirmation of our friend who we ordered Mckenzie's crib from) that we will be keeping hers for her adn getting new furniture for him. So I moved her room around a bit to put her barbie dream house and barbies in her room for when she wants some quiet time away from teh baby. I am also going to setup a little tea party area with her two owl chairs. Just need to find a cute table to go with it now. 
Miss Anything: Still patterned leggings and just pants in general. I miss my skinnies!! Waaah.
He moves a ton, and they are usually big movements, no little flutters and flicks any more. He did kick Mckenzie when I was holding her the other day. It was really funny to see her reaction. She said, "Hey! You pushed me!" and I had to tell her it was him. She still didn't think it was funny.
Food cravings: Still root beer floats. And anything with cheese. Other than that, I haven't really been hungry much. but when I am, I want to eat EVERYTHING.
Anything making you queasy or sick: His big movements have been giving me motion sickness :(
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: On
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy and motivated (mostly)

Looking forward to: Announcing his name! Painting his room and painting Z's room too!

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