Family of Four

Family of Four

Monday, April 27, 2015

34 Weeks - Showered with Love

A strange thing happened on Saturday. As I was talking with guests at the baby shower (so generously thrown by my In-Laws (thank you Susan, Emily, Jessica and Kim!) they were asking for how much longer I had until Charlie arrived and I couldn't, for the life of me, remember how many weeks pregnant I was -- was it 31? 32? ... 33?!? (it was 33 for the record!) -- I simply said he is due on June 1. When I got home I was seriously bugged that I couldn't remember the week number, so I looked it up and realized that on Monday (today) I would be 34 weeks and if I were to go in labor in THREE WEEKS they wouldn't intervene. Holy cow. He could be here as early as THREE WEEKS!! 

This made my overactive brain go into hyper drive with all the things still piling up on my to-do list. Luckily, I was able to get a TON of cleaning done yesterday, so that put a lot of that stress off. Well, I really just picked up and did quite a bit of laundry - including putting it away (yay!) - I still need to deep clean floors and all that fun stuff. But now that I think about it, I hired someone to do that before Zs arrival, hmmm ... Anyway, even if he were to arrive tomorrow, I know we'd be in pretty good shape. I have my second seat attachment for my stroller (thanks mom and dad!) so I won't be stuck in the house and he will sleep in our room for a bit before going p to his nursery, just like Z did. We have diapers, clothes and really all the necessities for bringing home a newborn. That said I'd still rather get a few things done before I have 2 kids (one being a NEWBORN!)to look after. So, here are a few things I have running through my head at the moment to complete over the next 2 or 3 weeks:

Deep clean the house
Pack hospital bag for Charlie
Pack hospital bag for me
Buy big sister gift for Z
Buy double jogging stroller - so I can start losing this baby weight ASAP
Paint and decorate Zs room
Setup and decorate Charlie's room
Write shower thank you notes and put all gifts away

I THINK that's everything, but I'm sure I'm forgetting something! Time for the bump! Are you ready?!? ;)

How far along: 34 Weeks
Workouts: Still no workouts (I was barely even mobile this past week with me and Z being sick. 
Maternity clothes: Definitely! Jeans - Gap Maternity, Cardigan - Heritwine Maternity and my lovely compression stockings because I've officially hit the point of waking up with swollen feet. I'm really hoping that is just a fluke though because I was on my feet all day and probably exerted myself a bit too much with the house cleaning yesterday. 
Sleep: Insomnia, up a few times a night and waking up early. Gotta love pregnancy ;)
Best moment this week: My baby shower hosted by my in-laws (and thanks to being sick, basically the only thing that was awesome this week). It was so fun getting both our families together to celebrate our little boy. And of course it was fun, fabulous and absolutely darling. when I get pictures from my sister-in-law, I will share :)
Miss Anything: A tan, lack of swelling, lack of heartburn, sleep ... red wine. 
Constant. it's trippy to see my stomach completely morph with his big movements.
Food cravings: Fruit, smoothies, rice, greek food, sushi
Anything making you queasy or sick: nothing comes to mind today
Labor Signs: No, but lots of pressure as he is dropping lower.
Belly Button in or out: Still flat, most of the time.
Wedding rings on or off: Still on, for now. But I take them off more and more because they are bothering me.
Happy or moody most of the time: Pretty even keel right no. But a little anxious for his arrival now that I realize how close D day is getting. 

Looking forward to: The arrival of his crib (thank you Kim and Scott!) and setting up his nursery.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Bath Time Workout - Shoulders and Arms Burnout

When it comes to bath time, I'm all business. After filling the tub and scrub a dub dubbing, Z typically has until the water drains to play. After repeated call outs from Mr. Mac on being "no fun" I decided to give in a give her a little leeway for play. She loves it, and I love watching her play, but I felt like I could give her more if I wasn't just sitting there watching her splash me, etc. 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Charlie's Nautical Picnic Baby Shower

We are so blessed to have a slew of fabulous people in our lives who not only love, but support us unconditionally. This past weekend two of my closest friends, Liz and Chrissy, hosted a shower gathering several of these people together to celebrate the upcoming arrival of Charlie. The event was absolute perfection from the outpouring of love from my friends to the delicious food and adorable decorations.

Here are a few photos for your viewing pleasure, to see just what I mean!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

33 Weeks - The Stomach Bug Strikes

As you can see, I completely missed my 31 and 32 week updates! Oops! Quite a bit has happened between the last post and this post, most notably, a baby shower! yay! Two of my good girlfriends hosted a gorgeous shower in my neighborhood and it couldn't have been more perfect. There is just something about being surrounded by so many people who love an care about you and are all so excited to welcome your baby into the world. I am also happy to report that, unlike Z's shower, I remembered my camera and have some great pictures to share, so ... I will create a separate post to showcase all their gorgeous party-throwing skills.

One thing totally worth mentioning however, is that we finally announced our name for little mister Mac! Yay!

We are so excited to share that our little boy will be named: 


Charlie, because we just like that name, and Scott after both of our dads! What do you think? Love it? Hate it? Actually don't tell me! Because we like it and that would be no fun if you didn't. 

Another big event that happened while I was away came this week. I had to go to OB Triage at Banner Gateway. I had a terrible stomach bug and my doctor was worried about dehydration inducing contractions and recommended I go in. So I went in and they monitored both me and Charlie. Everything checked out fine, no contractions (yay!) and I was able to start keeping fluids down orally, so no IVs of fluid (another yay!). They did tell me not to work out the rest of the week, so that made me sad, but a healthy, happy baby is the most important goal, so I am reluctantly obliging. Unfortunately, the bug hit Z today, so I have been dealing with a sick (and scared) tot while trying to recover myself. No fun! Hopefully we are both better by this weekend for the baby shower my in-laws are throwing for me. Well, Z isn't coming, but I still hope she recovers quickly.

That's all for now. Let's play a little photo catch up before getting to this week's update.

How far along: 33 Weeks (and 4 days)
Workouts: Thanks to my stomach bug, no working out this week.
Maternity clothes: Not in this photo, but the skirt is usually really big on me when im not pregnant. Getting dressed is really frustrating lately though! Maxi dresses make me look HUGE and and it's getting too hot for pants. I've come to realize I prefer to pair tight with flowing, so maxi skirt with form-fitting top, or pencil skirt with flowy blouse. So dresses drive me nuts right now. Oh!and thank to my fabulous (sense the sarcasm?) compression stockings, I'm even more limited on my bottom half attire. oy! - And actually, looking at the 4 photos, the only maternity piece are the jeans in my 31 Weeks photo. Well that and the Bao Bei Maternity Belly Bra that I wear religiously, but it's an under layer, so you can't see it. 
Sleep: Still waking up a few times at night and usually before the alarm goes off.
Best moment this week: My baby shower. I love parties and I love my friends. Celebrating baby Charlie was so much fun and I can't thank Liz and Chrissy enough for hosting such a fabulous event. 
Miss Anything: A tan! Most of my wardrobe, working out (this week) and red wine and hard apple cider - although at the moment, those sound terrible. 
Constant. He flips and fops all day, which hasn't helped with the queasiness brought on by the stomach bug. But, at least I know he's doing well!
Food cravings: Fruit, smoothies, soup
Anything making you queasy or sick: The thought of anything dairy right now makes me nauseous. But really, lots of food is doing that this week.
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out: Well, it's kind of flat right now I suppose. But probably still technically in.
Wedding rings on or off: On, for now. I can tell it's only a matter of time. with the swelling and the heat, they are starting to drive me nuts. 
Happy or moody most of the time: Moody and emotional. 

Looking forward to: The baby shower my in-laws are hosting this weekend and setting up his nursery!

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