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29.12.14

Bump Update - 28 Weeks



How far along?  
28 weeks + 2 days! Hello third trimester! 

Total weight gain/measurements: 
Ok I lied last week... Next weeks update will have the update measurements haha

Maternity clothes:  
YES! Wow.. they make these things for a reason! I got 3 shirts for Christmas, and holy, what a difference. I really thought I was going to be able to wear my own clothes my whole pregnancy [and there still are a bunch of shirts that I will most likely be able to wear until the end] but wow...its nice to finally have t-shirts that cover my belly and don't move up when I lift my arms up. It really doesn't help that I had a long torso pre-pregnancy.. so now a long torso plus a big ol belly... feels nice to have a maternity shirt. 

Stretch marks: 
Nope! Everyone likes to point out the old stretch marks on my belly... but thats what they are - OLD. They're white and healed from when I gained weight a couple years ago.

Sleep: 
I slept like a baby at my moms house. I think we need a new bed for our house... Ours just isn't cutting it anymore. 

Best moment this week: 
The whole week was great... The little baby shower my mom through for me was nice.. it was only 3 of my aunties.. but since I don't know anybody back in New Brunswick, I won't be having one there. Also seeing my dear friends Dori and Ashley was really great. I'm very lucky to have friends like them in my life.

Miss anything? 
Not really.. I will say that my desire to have a drink over the holidays wasn't as strong as I thought it was going to be!

Movement: 
Our boy misses his daddy. Ever since I got off the plane in Winnipeg on the 20th, he's been so calm. I think he definitely senses that were not near his dad. I'm sure he'll be back to his crazy self when were back home. He's most active at night time when I'm laying in bed. 

Food cravings: 
Candy Cane Dark Hot Chocolates... and I'm really wanting chicken quasidillas.. but its so hard for me to do because raw meat grosses me out!

Anything making you queasy or sick? 
Nope! Ive started taking my prenatal at night time before I go to sleep & it's been working! [Thanks for the suggestion Megan!!]

Gender:  
Boy!

Labour signs:  
Nope!

Symptoms:  
Leg cramps when I'm sleeping... and I've been starting to sweat a lot again in my sleep! I haaaaaate it. It's like I dream too hard or something... I'll wake up and my legs and chest will be damp with sweat! 

Belly button in or out? 
In

Happy or moody most of the time: 
Moody in the morning

Looking forward to: 
Going home and seeing Bo and our doggy friend!!!! Ohhhhh how I've missed them!! 24 hours and I'll be back in my baby daddy's arms. Oh how I love that man.
Bye bye feet!

23.12.14

Bump Update - 27 Weeks




How far along?  
27 weeks + 3 days

Total weight gain/measurements: 
This is going to have to wait until next week.. I don't have a scale or my measuring tape with me

Maternity clothes:  
Still don't have any.. but needing some shirts and at least 1 pair of jeans

Stretch marks: 
No new ones

Sleep: 
The last 3 nights have been a huge success in the sleeping department.. Slept ALL NIGHT for the first time in.... I can't even remember the last time. 

Best moment this week: 
Finally making it to Red Lake for Christmas after 3 flights and a car ride from Winnipeg!

Miss anything? 
Cocktails. Hands down. Especially since the holidays are upon us!

Movement: 
He's been really calm since I got off my last flight. I think he misses the sound of his dad's voice, because he definitely hasn't been as active as he normally is. Maybe he can sense that I'm missing Bo.

Food cravings: 
Haven't really been craving anything lately. 

Anything making you queasy or sick? 
My prenatal's... I can't quite figure out why or what to do different. 
I've also forgotten to take them the last 3 days..Bo is the one who reminds me or brings them to me during the day, and I haven't been with him the last 3 days. I need to set an alarm or something to remind myself... but I haven't felt nauseas the last 3 days. 

Gender:  
Boy!

Labour signs:  
Nope

Symptoms:  
Leg cramps at night.. Shortness of breath sometimes.. 

Belly button in or out? 
In

Happy or moody most of the time: 
Happy most of the time, with a little bit of mode swing if I get too hungry. Food plays a big role in my day haha!


Looking forward to: 
The rest of my holiday at home. 
Seeing Bo again

15.12.14

Bump Update - 26 Weeks



I look so miserable in these next three photos. Oops. Maybe I shoulda cropped my face out haha! I had a grilled cheese on the stove and wanted to take photos before I ate.. So I had to move quick! 


How far along?  
26 weeks + 2 days

Total weight gain/measurements: 
Belly is measuring at 44.5.. up half an inch since last week. 
Waist is still at 35inches..  2 inches more then pre-pregnancy. 

Maternity clothes:  
I need some pants .. and tank tops.. and shirts.. Okay, I need it all. 
I discovered I only fit one pair of jeans now. The others need the good ol elastic band trick to keep the button shut. My belly also falls out of my t-shirts, as demonstrated above. 

Stretch marks: 
Nope! I swear by that Aveeno lotion. Ive used it for years & its proving to be quite helpful during pregnancy. Its the Aveeno 24 hour lotion with oatmeal. My body wash is also Aveeno with oatmeal. 

Sleep: 
A few days ago I added a third pillow to my side of the bed. The first night was amazing! I was so comfortable and I felt like I slept really well! The next couple nights were okay.. It's definitely more comfortable with another pillow.. but between having to get up and pee, heartburn and leg cramps.. I'm still not sleeping through the night.

Best moment this week: 
Hmm...

Miss anything? 
Still just wine when I see others drinking it... Which isn't very often. 

Movement: 
He moves a ton when I'm sitting up, and when I'm laying on my side. It's hard to feel him from the outside when I'm in those positions though. When I'm on my back and he moves or kicks, you can see it quite easily, even through my clothes. 

Food cravings: 
I dont know if its a craving.. but I still have to have cereal and toast every morning for breakfast.. I just feel wrong without it. [Literally right after I typed this, I made a grilled cheese instead of toast and cereal.. but now I feel like I need to eat cereal later.. haha]
 I also was craving curly fries the other day.. mmm. 

Anything making you queasy or sick? 
I have been feeling a nauseas the last couple mornings.. I haven't really felt like myself.. Lots of nausea and headaches has kept me in bed for the majority of the week, cuddling my hot water bottle. 

Gender:  
Boy!

Labour signs:  
Nope!

Symptoms:  
Leg cramps & heartburn when I'm trying to sleep. 
Swollen hands [at times, not always].. which makes them tingly and kinda hurts sometimes. 

Belly button in or out? 
In.. I really don't think it'll pop out.. But it is starting to stretch out a bit.. it's not as deep as it was before. 

Happy or moody most of the time: 
Happy.. when I get moody, it doesn't last for very long.


Looking forward to:
Christmas! 


The more I look at this photo... the more I love it!

7.12.14

Bump Update - 25 Weeks



How far along?  
25 weeks

Total weight gain/measurements: 
Weight gain.. no clue, as per usual. 
Waist has grown 2 inches and belly has grown an inch in 2 weeks.. bringing me to 44 inches total

Maternity clothes:  
Still none

Stretch marks: 
Nope

Sleep: 
Still minimal. I'm getting used to the no sleep thing now... but instead of just needing to get up every couple hours to pee, I've been waking up in pain! My hips are just so achy these days and laying on my side hurts them even more. I need a cloud to sleep on. 

Best moment this week: 
Obviously getting the Christmas tree up!
To be honest, we were supposed to go to the Christmas Parade in the town we live in....& we both totally forgot about it! That probably would have been a pretty good moment of the week. 

Miss anything? 
Ive been missing the food in my home town. The beef dips at the Howey, the pizza at the Jade, the chicken anicieto at Antonios... mmmmmm.
Am I right?

Movement: 
Always. He has found his way to my ribs. I have to lay on my back in order to move him out of the way.

Food cravings: 
Chunky Kit Kats... I can't get enough of them. I try to eat one every second day... but I REALLY want one or two every single day. So one every second day is pretty good in my books....haha! Good thing I found a pack of 4 at Wal Mart for $2.88!

Anything making you queasy or sick? 
Nope! 

Gender:  
Boy!

Labour signs:  
Nope.

Symptoms:  
Red tingly hands
Very sore hips
Heartburn in the middle of the night
Hairy belly and arms
Gassy
Its glamorous really. 

Belly button in or out? 
In

Happy or moody most of the time: 
Both..

Looking forward to: 
Christmas! 

4.12.14

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things...

I have had a lot of favourite things lately! My Christmas tree being one of the main ones. Christmas is my favourite time of year, hands down, no doubt about it. I love Christmas. I love the food, the drinks, the company, the lights, the memories, the log fire channel [who doesn't?!], oh and did I mention food? Especially this year, with my never ending appetite! 
Well this year my Christmas tree is the best I've ever seen. 
Bo and I spotted it one day while we were walking around our back yard forest. We knew we were going to cut this one down for sure. One day, he disappeared for a little while, and then came back and said he got the tree! Once it was set up, I trimmed it in preparation for decorations. It was the first time Ive ever had to trim a tree since it was my first real one!
 Here it is pre and post trim!

 Here it is all decorated! No lights on.

 Here's one with the lights on! I love it sooooooo much!

Baby bumps first Christmas! Still blows my mind that I'm going to be holding a 9 month old baby in front of our tree next year!

I literally can't even describe my love for Chunky Kit Kats. I need them in my life, everyday. The funny thing is, it has to be the chunky ones. The regular ones just don't get me as excited as the chunky ones do. Talking about it makes me want to drive to town to get one.

While I'm in town getting my Chunky Kit Kat, I may as well stop at Tim Hortons and get one of these amazingly, delicious, chocolatey rich babies. The Candy Cane Dark Hot Chocolate. I love this time of year for the fact that theres so many different holiday treats! There are always seasonal hot beverages at all the different drive through's and coffee places. Love it! I've tried a few different ones from a couple different places, and this one will always win. The only downside, is that its quite a mouthful to say! Haha!

These. Right here. 
Since I've been pregnant, all Ive wanted is sugar. Especially sugary drinks. I never drink pop, but I want it soooooo badly now! I stumbled upon this brand at Sobeys one day and tried this flavour. SO GOOD. It comes in Cola, Root Beer, and Ginger Ale. Those are the only ones I've seen so far. This one is by far my favourite, but I do crave the Root Beer every once in awhile. 

My nails! I just think the polka dots are adorable.. I love gold... I love glitter... and that basically covers that!

But of course. My baby. He's always my favourite. Always and forever.