November 23, 2014

20 Weeks

Weight Gain: +10
Maternity Clothes: Yep
Sleep: Getting better actually
Stretch Marks: No
Highlight of the Week: Jason and I went to see Mockingjay last night. It was the first time Sawyer spent the night at Gigi and Papaw's house, so we had an impromptu date. The baby was wiggling all throughout the movie!
Missing: Nothing really
Movement: He's definitely moving now! I love it! It is one of the best parts of being pregnant :)
Cravings: Nothing in particular this week. I always crave sweets, but that's nothing new.
Symptoms: None at the moment
Showing: Yes
Gender: Boy
Labor Signs: None
Belly Button: In, although it is pretty weird looking.
Wedding Rings: On
Most Looking Forward To: Thanksgiving and all the delicious food!
Milestones: Halfway there!

November 18, 2014

Happy 1st Birthday, Sawyer!

Today is Sawyer's birthday! (Well, it was his birthday when I wrote this anyway...) He is ONE! The saying that the days are long, but the years are short has never felt as true as it does today. I vividly remember struggling through those first few weeks one day at a time, yet somehow an entire year has gone by. Instead of a little newborn baby I am now the mama to a smart, silly, lovable little boy. 

He loves Mickey Mouse, so that will be the theme of his party on Saturday. He can't walk on his own yet, but he has taken a few tentative steps! He loves to push his walking toys and can steer them well enough to practically run all over the house. He even goes backwards occasionally! As far as talking goes, he can say lots of sounds, but I don't think any of it counts yet as being his first word. Considering all of the babbling he does, I'm beginning to wonder if he actually is talking to us, but thinks that WE are the ones who babble! 

Here's what my little dude has been up to this month:
  • 1st cold
  • 1st hair cut
  • can play patty cake
  • 1st Halloween (he was a pirate!)
  • loves orange juice
  • likes to dance
  • can clap
  • can shake and nod his head
  • can show how old he is by holding up one finger :)
  • will eat anything
  • still takes 2 naps per day (morning and afternoon)
  • sleeps from about 8:30pm til 7:30am
  • took his first few steps on October 30
  • loves to play with hair, his own or anyone else's he can get his hands on
  • loves balloons
  • can use a fork to put food in his mouth if the food is on the fork already
  • weighs 20 pounds 13 ounces
  • is 28 inches tall
  • 1st birthday party!
  • loves to push around his walking toys
  • loves bath time
  • had his birthday dinner at his favorite restaurant, Cracker Barrel

I love Sawyer with a love fiercer than anything I have ever experienced and that will never, ever fade, not even a little bit...and I hope he will always remember that, even when he has grown up into the wonderful man I know he will become. Sawyer, if you are reading this in your baby book, call your mom and remind her that you still love her no matter how old you are!

And now, the onslaught of pictures :)

November 10, 2014

18 Weeks

Weight Gain: +8
Maternity Clothes: Yep
Sleep: Decent
Stretch Marks: No
Highlight of the Week: Feeling distinct kicks for the 1st time!
Missing: Being able to drink copious amounts of caffeine. 
Movement: I felt him kick for the 1st time on November 5!
Cravings: Everything! I have been SO hungry these past 2 weeks.
Symptoms: Fatigue. I'm starting to think that's more of a symptom of having an almost one year old though...
Showing: Yes
Gender: Boy
Labor Signs: None
Belly Button: In
Wedding Rings: On
Most Looking Forward To: Sawyer's 1st birthday, reaching the halfway mark at 20 weeks, working on the nursery
Milestones: He's as big as a sweet potato now!