February 14, 2015

32 Weeks


Weight Gain: +30 Body image is has been a constant struggle of mine since getting pregnant with Sawyer but I am trying very hard to enjoy being pregnant and quit worrying about how I look. When I look back on my pregnancies I want to remember how miraculous it was that I created two lives with my body, not that I was vain and insecure and unhappy with the way I looked. I try to remind myself that I'll have plenty of time to work on my body after I am done having sweet babies! Sometimes I just feel bad for Jason that he only got a few good months with his pretty, thin wife before she became a vessel of life for the next couple years. Oh well, all for the cause :)
Maternity Clothes: I definitely prefer wearing leggings to jeans, but I have a few tops that I think look cute, so I am doing pretty well. At home I basically live in my undies and an oversized tee though!
Sleep: Lately I have been having a pain on the right side of my back/side. I think I pulled something rolling over to kiss Jason goodnight a week or so ago and it hasn't healed. If I put a heating pad on it, it feels a little better, but I can only do that for 20 minutes at a time. I also get really sore on my right side just under my ribs if I lay on that side too long, which I found out is because that's where little buddy's head is!
Stretch Marks: I thought I spotted one the other day, but apparently it was a false alarm because it went away and hasn't returned. I am so thankful not to have stretch marks!
Highlight of the Week: Today was the highlight of the past tow weeks for me. It's Valentine's Day! Mom and Dad took Sawyer to Owensboro to celebrate the February birthdays in the family, so Jason and I had the whole day to ourselves. He took me to see the movie Interstellar, which we both thought was really good, and then on our 3rd annual trip to White Castle for Valentine's dinner. We got home just in time to hang out with Sawyer for a few minutes before it was time for him to go to bed and he was so snuggly and sweet :) He has recently learned how to give kisses and he gave me three or four tonight before bed! My heart could burst with the love I feel for him, Jason and the baby. I love those three boys more than I could ever explain!
Missing: Energy and range of motion. Chasing after a toddler is hard to do when you can barely bend over!
Movement: I found out at my last appointment that the baby is breech, with his head up by my right ribcage. In order for me to be able to deliver vaginally he needs to be head down, so I have been doing some spinning babies exercises in hopes that he will flip. Two nights ago he started to really move around to the point that it was hurting me, and I think he may have moved to a transverse position with his head on my left side and his butt on my right side where his head used to be. It's still not ideal, but it is an improvement! I desperately want to have a natural birth this time, so I am praying that he will flip soon. There's not much I can do besides trust God, so I am trying my best to do that. It would be so disappointing though if I ended up with a scheduled C-section for a breech baby after all our preparations for a natural birth.
Cravings: milk, McDonald's sweet tea, Little Debbie Valentine's cakes, McDonald's breakfast
Symptoms: Heartburn, fatigue, being unusually emotional
Showing: Yes
Gender: Boy
Labor Signs: None
Belly Button: Out
Wedding Rings: Off--they actually do still fit, but I only wear them on special occasions just in case
Most Looking Forward To: Having the nursery totally done! We just have one more thing we are waiting on to arrive and then we will be finished! On a totally unrelated note, I am really looking forward to babywearing more this time that I did with Sawyer. I know more of what I am doing now and I have more options as well. Last time I had a  mei tai and an ergo, both of which I really liked, and this time I have a maya wrap and a baby k'tan to add to the mix. I'm excited to try them out!
Milestones: There are less than 2 months until the baby gets here! I am definitely nesting at this point. I've started washing and organizing his clothes and getting out the little bitty baby stuff that brings back memories of when Sawyer was a newborn. I can't wait for him to get here so I can use all that stuff again! There is just something so wonderful about swaddle blankets, wubbanubs, and teeny tiny sleepers and onesies :)

February 05, 2015

Sawyer's BIG BOY Room!

Since Sawyer is going to be a big brother soon, Jason and I decided to move him into the biggest bedroom and let the new baby have Sawyer's old nursery. The baby will be using the same white furniture, but the nursery will have a totally different feel to it, which I love! It's not quite done yet, but when it is I will post about it as well. For now though, welcome to Sawyer's big boy room!


We were able to re-use almost all of the d├ęcor from his nursery, including the prints above the dresser and chest as well as his name over the crib. The crib is new, but the dresser and chest used to be in Jason's room when he was a little boy. The glider came from a yard sale this summer and Mom used it at her house until we commandeered it for Sawyer's new room. Thanks Mom! 


Santa Claus brought Sawyer the tent and he absolutely LOVES it! It's fun for me to go in there at night when I'm picking up his room and discover what all he has put in there throughout the day.


Jason and I bought the rug that is in his room now back in the summer of 2013 before Sawyer was even born! I love how it helps tie in all the bright colors and anchors the room. I'm not crazy about the slew of stuffed animals taking over the floor, but that's part of having a kiddo I suppose. I intended for them to fit nicely in the blue "S" bucket, but they seem to multiply when I'm not looking! He loves to play with them though, so I wanted to make sure they were easily accessible. The cutest bedroom in the world is no good if it isn't functional!


My favorite part of the room though has got to be the book display and toy storage. I love how bright, colorful, and inviting it is. Sawyer loves books, so I hope that as he gets older having them on display will encourage him to read even more. I also like how the cube storage piece consolidates his toys to one area, which makes it easier to clean up and organize at the end of the day.


All in all, I'm thrilled with how his room turned out.  I was nervous that his room might end up feeling thrown together after I had worked so hard on his nursery, but I absolutely love the finished product! He thinks he is big stuff now that his toys are in his room and he so enjoys playing in his very own big boy bedroom!

February 02, 2015

30 Weeks

Weight Gain: +28 (likely due to my ravenous hunger and our trip to BW3s)
Maternity Clothes: This past week I bought a few bigger shirts and a dress to wear for Easter, so I feel a little better about my options.
Sleep: Not great. am downright exhausted pretty much all the time, so I think I must not be sleeping well. I wake up multiple times a night because my mouth is dry and I'm thirsty, and at least once to use the bathroom.
Stretch Marks: Not yet...
Highlight of the Week: We hired our doula!!! We also painted the nursery (twice, because my husband is a saint) and were able to spend some time with Jason's sister and our niece and nephew who were visiting from West Virginia.
Missing: Energy and range of motion. I'm really starting to get uncomfortable and I don't realize how physically worn out I am until it's too late. I just can't bend over like I used to or be on my feet for extended periods of time without starting to hurt.
Movement: Lots of big rolls and swooshes! Typically he will be still for a while and then all the sudden start moving like crazy!
Cravings: milk, McDonald's sweet tea
Symptoms: Heartburn, itchy skin, fatigue, a little bit of swelling in my feet if I stand too long
Showing: Yes
Gender: Boy
Labor Signs: None
Belly Button: Out
Wedding Rings: Off :(
Most Looking Forward To: Finishing the boys' rooms and continuing to meet with our doula
Milestones: I'm 75% of the way done! I have hit the point this past week where although I know I should be cherishing my pregnancy, I am ready for him to get here already!