Friday, May 17, 2013

31 Weeks

We had our last fetal echo and ultrasound yesterday and it was so nice to see our sweet girl one more time before she makes her debut into the world! Thankfully, her heart looks great and her measurements are all on track! They estimated her to be around 3.3 lbs and in the 23rd percentile, which my doctor says is perfect for my height and weight (I'm a shorty at 5'2" for those that didn't know!). We invited my mom to this ultrasound and I'm so glad we did. It was an awesome experience for all of us and I am even more excited for our delivery now (my mom will be joining us in the delivery room). I had no idea they would do 4D pictures/video but I'm really excited they did. We would not have paid to get them done on our own but seeing her moving in 3D was amazing. We had the best tech... she gave us literally no less than 20 pictures! Only 9 more weeks to go... time is flying!

31 Week 4D & 2D Pictures

How far along are you?: 31 weeks!

How I'm feeling: I noticed I am a lot more tired this past week... but overall I feel good!

How big is baby?: At our ultrasound yesterday, they estimated her at 3.3 lbs.

Maternity clothes: Yes please!

Stretch marks?: Not on the belly and not from pregnancy!

Sleep: Sleeping really well but still tired in the mornings. I guess that just means we're getting closer!

Best moment this week: Seeing our little girl on an ultrasound and hearing that everything is looking great!!

Movement: She is a wiggle worm - all of the ultrasound techs even commented on it!

Food cravings: Nothing really. Basically anything :)

Food aversions: None.

Labor signs: Braxton Hicks but nothing painful!

Belly button in or out: So far in... I would be really surprised if it pops out.

What I miss: A glass of wine here and there... but I have been substituting either Nutella or candy so... I'm not sure if that's any better!

What I'm looking forward to: My shower tomorrow!

Milestone: We are in the single digit countdown weeks-wise. I feel as though this pregnancy flew by and I have truly enjoyed most of it. I am getting really excited to meet our girl and finally pick out a name for her once we hold her in our arms!

Friday, May 10, 2013

30 Weeks

How far along are you?: 30 weeks (has it really been 6 weeks since my last bump-date? Woops! Are you happy now, Mom? Hehe...)

How I'm feeling: I have been blessed with quite an easy pregnancy. With that being said, I have noticed some more aches and pains towards the end of the day. Also, I've started having sciatic nerve pain occasionally - no fun! Overall, I feel really lucky though.

How big is baby?: A butternut squash - over 3 lbs! Not sure what it changes to tomorrow.

Maternity clothes: Almost everything.

Stretch marks?: Not on the belly. I have some on my sides from gaining weight a while ago (pre-pregnancy) but I haven't noticed any new ones since becoming pregnant.

Sleep: Great! Sometimes I get up once a night but it's not all the time.

Best moment this week: The movement. Our little girl is so active and watching her and feeling her throw dance parties in my belly has by far been my favorite part of pregnancy!

Movement: So much. All day long and especially at night when I lay down and am relaxing.

Food cravings: Nothing really.

Food aversions: None.

Labor signs: I've been having Braxton Hicks contractions for a few weeks now. They aren't painful but it's so weird to feel and see my belly tighten up!

Belly button in or out: Still very in.

What I miss: Shawn and I are going away to DC this weekend for our anniversary and we have already started saying certain things we can't do or need to be careful of due to lots of walking (and my sciatic pain). I get down on myself for not being able to do things I used to be able to do without thinking twice! But I know all in good time I will be back ;) 

What I'm looking forward to: Our 31 week ultrasound next week! I can't wait to see our little girl up on the big screen again!

Milestone: Our names are basically narrowed down to two, so that is exciting. We each have our favorite but we both like the other's choice as well. We will have to let our girl decide when she is born! Also, hitting 30 weeks and only have 10 (more? less?) weeks left until we meet her... wow. That is a big thing for me! We also had our nursery furniture delivered last week and I LOVE IT! I can't wait to finish the decorating now!