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The Home Stretch!

16 Dec

This past Friday I hit the 36 week mark.  I’m finally feeling like I’ve reached the end!  I know I still have a few more weeks to go but the end is in sight.   Here is what I currently look like:


As you can see, most of my shirts won’t fully cover my belly anymore.  It is a definite struggle to get dressed in the mornings!

For comparison, here is what I looked like at 36 weeks with Annaliese:


I am SO much bigger this time around!  I’m much more uncomfortable too.  I remember feeling pretty good up until the end the first time.  This time I’m having a really tough time sleeping.  I feel like the baby dropped this weekend because I have a ton of pressure in my hips and lower back.  He has also started use my sciatic nerve as a punching bag 😦  I can’t complain too much though.  I’m up and moving around and still able to keep up with Annaliese!   Time is also going by pretty quickly with all of the holiday craziness too.  He’ll be here before I know it!

I’m headed to my 36 week appointment with the OB today.  I’m hoping he’ll tell me that the baby is head down.  They also want to send me for some more blood work this week since my platelet levels looked low last time.  Hoping to get some good news there too!

I’ll update more soon.  At the rate I’ve been updating though, the next post might be about a new baby.  We’ll see!


27 week update

13 Oct

I am 27 weeks pregnant!  Can’t believe I am almost in the 3rd trimester.  This pregnancy is going by really slowly but really quickly at the same time.  I know January will be here before we know it (especially with the holidays coming up) but I still feel like I have a million more weeks to go.

Apparently the baby is the size of a rutabaga this week. 

I have no clue what that is or what size it is.  I’ll just have to assume the baby is getting bigger….

I still feel pretty good.  My energy level has been good and I’ve been HUNGRY.  I find myself snacking a lot more during the day.  Cereal has been my only real craving.  There have been days where I eat 3 bowls of it as breakfast and snacks because it tastes so good.  I definitely can’t make it from meal to meal without having at least one snack in between.  I’ve also had some heartburn recently which is really gross.  I never had it this bad with Annaliese.   The weather is cooling off and I think that has helped with how I feel also.  It was a hot summer and it definitely had an effect on my energy level.

Here is what I look like at 27 weeks:


Annaliese has that sly little smile because she is actually saying “My parents are trying to potty train me and I’m not going to let them!”  (Its been a rough weekend)

Here is what I looked like at 27 weeks when I was pregnant the first time:


Its hard to tell because of the shirt I’m wearing but I feel like I was a lot smaller. 

I will update again soon.  Hoping the 3rd trimester is kind to me!

Its A…..

27 Aug

Boy Boy Boy Boy!!!  I guess I was wrong about that girl thing.

We are all really excited about having a little boy in our lives.  I was really surprised when the ultrasound tech told us the news.  Here is a picture of our cute little guy :

ImageThat thing above his head is his hand…not a unicorn horn.    The ultrasound tech also told us he was pretty big for only being 20 weeks.  Based on the measurements she said it looked like I was over a week ahead of where my due date is right now (January 10th).   I’m going to talk to my OB at my appointment next week and see if they will keep my due date or change it based on the measurements.

Chris and I both think that the new baby’s ultrasound picture looks a lot like Annaliese’s did.  Here they are side by side for comparison (Annaliese first, then new baby)


They have the same cute little nose!

I’ve also been super blessed this week to receive lots of maternity clothes and baby boy clothes from two very wonderful friends.  Their generosity has been amazing.  This little boy will NEVER be without a cute outfit.

Annaliese thinks shes excited about having a baby brother but I’m not sure she really knows that the difference is between boys and girls.  She will soon find out 🙂

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